A lawyer was one learned in the laws of Moses,
which he expounded in the schools and synagogues:.Matthew
22:35; Luke 10:25-37. Some
were corrupt in order to maintain advantage through control:.Luke
The functions of the "lawyer"
and "scribe" were identical. A doctor was a teacher:.Luke
2:46; 5:17; Acts
The word is used.(Matthew
express a great multitude. The word used anciently to signify
of the Roman
army, the number of men composing which differed at different times. It
originally consisted of three thousand men, but in the time of Christ consisted
of six thousand, exclusive of horsemen, who were in number a tenth of the
Bible Dictionary): a descendant
of the tribe
6:25; Numbers 35:1,2. This
name is, however, generally used as the title of that portion of that tribe
of Levi, which was set apart for the subordinate
offices of the sanctuary service as assistants to the priests who also
were Levites; called the Levitical priesthood.
When the Israelites left
Egypt, the ancient manner of worship was still observed by them, the eldest
son of each house inheriting the priest's office. At Mount Sinai.(Exodus
first change in this ancient practice was made.
A hereditary priesthood in
the family of Aaron was then instituted:.Exodus
The Levitical order consisted
of all the descendants of Levi's three sons, Gershon, Kohath and Merari
and Aaron's decendants made up the priestly order. Their age was to be
4:1,3. There were 17,160 of them:.Numbers
They were not included among
the armies of Israel.(Numbers
the time which comprised
As being wholly.consecrated
to the service of the Lord, they had no territorial possessions. God was
18:20; Deuterony 10:9;
The Levites were the only
ones of all the tribes of Israel that had anything to do with the sacred
things of God, such as was the
ark of the covenant. Only they could touch it:.Numbers
4:15 "And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the
sanctuary and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to set forward;
after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it, but they shall not
touch any holy thing, lest they die.(example
Uzzah). These things are the burden
of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation." Numbers
18:3 "And they shall keep thy charge and the charge of all the tabernacle,
only they shall not come nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and the altar,
that neither they, nor you also, die."
For their support it was
that they should receive from the other tribes produce of the land.
Forty-eight cities also
were assigned to them, thirteen of which were for the priests to dwell
in, along with their other inhabitants. And along with their dwellings
they had suburbs, common places for their herds and flocks and also fields
Nine of these cities were
in Judah, three in Naphtali.(map).and
the rest spread amongst the other tribes.
Six of the Levitical cities
were set apart as cities
of refuge. Thus the Levites were scattered among the tribes to keep
alive among them the knowledge and service of God. To them was the responsibility
for the Old Testament's various offerings
and required sacrifices, now or course, in this era
of the New
Testament no longer necessary.
What is the Lord? What
does the 'LORD' mean?
From the highly accurate
1) he to whom a person or
thing belongs, about which he has power of deciding; master, lord
1a) the possessor and disposer
of a thing
1a1) the owner; one who
has control, the master
1a2) in the state: the sovereign,
prince, chief, the Roman emperor
1b) is a title of honour
expressive of respect and reverence, with which servants greet their master
1c) this title is given
to: God, the Messiah
synonym 1203 relates only
to a slave and denotes a slave's willingness regarding his position
synonym 2962 has a wider
meaning, applicable to the various ranks and relations of life and not
suggestive of either property or of absolutism, as a friend:.James
Lord in the original Old
Testament, means 'the existing one', 'to come to pass', 'to come about',
'to fall out'. So, who gave Him His authority as Lord?.Acts
Lord refers to the
good God, who is the
Invisible Intelligent Energy:.2Samuel
22:32; Revelation 4:9,10.
All the above definitions
for the word 'Lord' imply one's subconscious bringing into one's life what
he or she has accepted as being true:.Matthew
9:29 "...According to your faith be it unto you."
In the New
Testament, the original Greek word is 'kurios', meaning 'supremacy':.Matthew
11:27 "All things are delivered unto me of my Father..." Matthew
28:18 "And Emmanuel came and spoke unto them, saying, All power is
given unto me in heaven and in earth.".John
11:36 "For of him and through him and to him are all things..."
8:6 "But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things
and we in him and one Lord Emmanuel Christ, by whom are all things and
we by him."
1:15,16 "Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every
creature. For by him were all things created, that are in heaven and that
are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones or dominions
or principalities or powers. All things were created by him and for him."
And, that which a person
decides to have supremacy in his mind is his Lord:.1Corinthians
The 'Lord' is the action
of the Infinite Intelligent Energy, the good
Creator, the Lord of everything. But in religion it's been heard to
be 'make Jesus Lord'. No human can 'make Emmanuel
Lord'. Religion is really saying to make Him uppermost in concerns of your
Your are an individual
expression of God.
Your spirit is always subject
to your mind, the mind being the lord of you. What you think is what
you are and are becoming. Thinking good
is thinking in the
high consciousness of God.
The same principle
is that, of the spirits of the prophets being subject to them.(1Corinthians
14:32), that is, God doesn't
override anyone's mind, but deals with them for their good where they
may now be in life, even if they are stuck there.(John
8:24), as what
happened to Nebuchadnezzar.
One's attention is often
with worry and other negative
thoughts of self that sap energy, which can make
them ill. Such are the things of the
ego, the things of selfishness, greed, dislike, complaining, anger
and gossip and the things of
the past they may still harbor.guilt
and resentment over and the things
of the future they create worries
The 'LORD' and 'Lord' refers
to God and also you:.Matthew
22:41-46; Psalms 110:1. In
the Old Testament LORD is spelled
letters to distinguish
the name of God from the
Lords who were landholders having slaves, such as David
who had many willing slaves:.Mark
12:36. In the New Testament the word Lord is spelled with a capital
letter beginning it.
The word Lord is also used
for the created beings called angels which do the work of God as
is it were God himself:.Numbers
Also the 'Lord' is that which
you have allowed to master you. The 'lord' then is these things of the
Some people's 'lord and master' is their
anger. They are far from the
higher consciousness things of the spirit, where once these things
in you, they are your Lord and you are the light of the world as Emmanuel
5:14 with John 8:12; 9:5.
Better to have high consciousness
things as the base from which to act than the much lower consciousness
ego level of selfishness.
It's the things of the 'LORD'
which are the things of higher consciousness that take a person into happiness,
good things of life including health.
The 'Lord' to each spiritual
person is the spiritually activated connection of one's spirit with the
The 'LORD' gives 'power
of attorney' to angels to act on
behalf of the Infinite One; example.
In Old Testament times the
used in the language they used then to mean the 'LORD' was very sacred.
ego is constantly attempting selfish concerns to override what is available
from the Soul,
it were, any good influence the Soul is trying to seep
as if the person's ego had such
a firm grip upon the hose that little, if anything of major effect could
through. The way out requires a change:.Matthew
If we could learn to use
our minds properly for what we want we would come into what the Holy
'Holy' because it leads to wholeness
in humanity, which is being of the Creator and
love and love comprises.high
consciousness; man in perfect balance with all else that there is).calls,
'the joy of the Lord'.
Once we receive the manifestation
of our heart's desire, which the Infinite One indeed wants for us then
we have entered into the what the Bible calls the joy of the Lord..(*)
This is what the one Infinite
Universal Intelligent Energy we commonly refer to as God
is all about. This energy brings things to pass according to specific patterns
within it, that brings things to pass from the invisible into the visible:.Romans
45:18 "For thus says the Lord that created the heavens, God himself
that formed the earth and made it. He has established it, he created it
not in vain.
He formed it to be inhabited. I
am the Lord and there is none else.".There
really is nothing else but the Creator, once you understand what
He is. All we think and all we know and all we don't yet know, all is of
this energy which is intelligent, which is everywhere.(*).and
is based in the Creator of whom we have been physically made from the designed
spiritual pattern, that being invisible to us as humans.
Using this invisible energy,
once we know how to and to our benefit, we are able to see what it is we
have decided upon comes to pass in our lives. We can select things to enthrone
in our subconscious.(*).
The subconscious is the Lord
of our lives, the master of action, the governor, the father for actions
that are governing a person from the 'programming' one has that's in his
subconscious and until becoming enlightened, it is of the
ego realm. For it is what it is where we automatically act from and
it is the subconscious, our individual souls
from which our mental images or patterns are aligned with the Infinite
The Lord then means supreme
master of all, to what a person or thing belongs and we 'belong' to what
it is that causes us to act out life in the way we do, as this is our master
and that is our subconscious.
One of the purposes of Christ
when He was on Earth was that He came to show us how
in our minds His nature of oneness with the universe.(Mark
12:29), the nature of love, the
higher consciousness we can surely live better with.(John
10:10), the nature of love the
Great Invisible Father of all has:.John
10:30 "I and my Father are one." Malachi
2:10 "Have we not all one father? Has not one God created us? Why do
we deal treacherously every man against his brother..." Ephesians
3:14,15 "For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord
Emmanuel the Christ ff whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,"
We should use the things
of higher consciousness from His example in our daily actions and interactions
22:36-40). If one's Lord is things
of one's ego dark side, such as hate, anger, jealously, greed, deceit,
sabotage of self and others in some way, etc., then since these are a person's
dominant way of thinking, of living, of interacting, then he or she who
is like this, just brings more of these things with greater intensity into
his or her life. That is why one on the dark path of life gets worse.
So, the 'Lord' is what a
person allows himself or herself to be ruled by; the nature of the Father,
the Universal Intelligent Energy Emmanuel
came to reveal.(2Corinthians
mass mind of humanity, which is the ego's 'contribution' of good and
bad for all humanity:.2Peter
2:19 ".....for of whom a man is overcome of the same is he brought
Those who have chosen to
act from the way of love.(1Corinthians
a Christian?), whatever their particular
religion at this time may be. They are individuals who have the love of
this Infinite Being in their hearts and express the
love of the Infinite One in their living:.Romans
5:5 "...the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the
Holy Ghost which is given unto us."
We all are unique
patterns within this universal sea
The word 'Lord' also refers
2:11), the resurrected
physical person of Emmanuel:.Matthew
28:18 "And Emmanuel came and spake unto them, saying, All power is
given unto me in heaven and in earth.".It
was this great Intelligent Invisible Thinking Energy from where Emmanuel
got all power. This is the Christ and we are equal
to Him. This power is shed abroad in us:.Ephesians
2:12 "...work out your own salvation..."
The Lord of the Old
Testament is the Christ of the New
Testament. And that is comforting, when
you think the concerns of life are pressing upon you as never before, especially
so when you realize what has
been done for your good.