Cloak of God
If you take your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge, return it by sunset, 27 because that cloak is the only covering your neighbor has. What else can they sleep in? When they cry out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate. Exodus22:26-27
Jesus said to the people who was listening to him" Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say." John8:43
We understand that beneath the scripture there is a parabolic language which God used to keep his wisdom away from the crowd.Mark4:34 " He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything. For that reason, we're saying that without the explanation of the scriptures there's no life. The main question for this topic is; what's the meaning of neighbor's cloak? And who took it as a pledge? Why he has to return it by sunset.
We recall that in the bible it's all about Jesus Christ according to Hebrews10:7 "Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll— I have come to do your will, my God.’”[a]
Let find out the meaning of neighbor's cloak; Psalms104:1-2 "Praise the Lord, my soul. Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. The Lord wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent.
We understood that the cloak that it's about is the splendor and majesty of God that God gave it to Moses. Exodus7:1-2 " Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet. 2 You are to say everything I command you, and your brother Aaron is to tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go out of his country. In spite of the fact that; Moses was covered up with splendor and majesty; God gave him also Ten commandments as well five laws as a Property laws, the laws of Everyday life, Equal justice for all, laws for the Sabbath, and Freedom laws; all of these were as a cover to protect them in the desert and to teach them to live as the holy people in the promised land. In other words, the cloak represents Moses law that Moses took it from God as a pledge. Therefore, Moses has to return that cloak to God before the sunset. Deuteronmy18:15-19 " The Lordyour God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. 16 For this is what you asked of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, “Let us not hear the voice of the Lord our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.”The Lord said to me: “What they say is good. 18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him. 19 I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name.
The declaration that Almighty God has made to Moses saying that" he will raise up for them a prophet like you[Moses] from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth." have accomplished the day who the Sun has appears to the people. Luke1:78-79 "because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the path of peace.”
Then the Sun said to the people; Matthew5:17-18 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.
At this moment, we understood that the Sun is already covered up with the splendor and majesty of Almighty God; That is the dispensation of Grace. Colossians2:9 " For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form. We recall that the Sun has two movements; the first position is to appear and the second is to go down.
Basically, the sun goes down means the death of Jesus Christ. Hebrews4:8-11 " For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. 9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works,[e] just as God did from his. 11 Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.
Israel people has received Moses law as an inheritance; they kept it as a cloak till now. Deuteronomy33:4"Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob. The Church, which is the fusion of nations people and some of Jesus believers from Israel people has clothed grace of Jesus Christ.
Isaiah61:10 "I delight greatly in the Lord;
my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
The church, as a building, build by the prophets and the apostles, Jesus Christ as the most important stone has been built by the revelation of the son of man. 1Corinthians2:1-5,9-10"
And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
For that reason, a preacher should follow the rule that the prophets gave us in the book of Isaiah8:20 " Consult God's instruction and the testimony of warning. If anyone does not speak according this word, the have no light of dawn."
So that people will have the cloak not by philosophy or by human wisdom; but by God's spirit who knows everything, even what is deep in the mind of God. 1Corinthians2:10...