Hello my name is William Wagoner, I'm a retired minister. I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, March 1, 1960. The pastor Rev. Marvin Dowdy lead me to the Lord. hewas the pastor of Frist Missionary Baptist Church, Toledo, Ohio.
I join the First Missionary Baptist Church and was Baptized the Following week. My first birth was March 23, 1938, on Mulberry St. Toledo, Ohi
This is my feeble attemp to make a video. Now that I'm retired, I want to continue to serve the Lord Jesus Christ.by producing video's with messages that God puts on my heart.
I have as my new message, from the book of Roman's, a message titled ( Whose's servant are you? )
Write this down,( you can't serve two master's. Col. 4:1 )
Paul, a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, seperated unto the gospel of God.
Let us look at the word servant, the Greek meaaning is more powerful, servant here is Bondslave.
A bondslave was a person who volenteered to serve their master. Jesus had sought paul, and saved him on the road to damascaus, even after he so violently persucuted the church.
Read Acts 8:1-4,( Note verse 4, preaching the word ) Acts 9:1-16.
Who was Paul? Read 11Cor.21-23, Phil. 3:4-6.
Servant- Slave, example,
Isaac and Rebekah.
Jacob to Laban, The story, Genesis 28:1-7
Jacob marries Leah and Rachel.
Leaah has 10 sons and a daughter, Rachel has two sons, Joseph and Benjamin, Rachel dies giving birth. Gen.35: 16-19.
Jacob wrestles with an angel, His name is changed to Israel by God, 32:24-31.
Page 2.The Hebrews owned slaves
Joseph, sold by his brethern.
Slaves under the Hebrews? The Hebrew's owned slaves who were in debt to them.
Treatment was mild.
Remained a slave until his debt was paid.
He could be freed durning the year of Jublee, Also, called the year of liberty. Isa.61:1
If he volenteered to be the mans slave, they would pierce his ear thru with an awl .
The process was this: The slave, who for the reason of love wished to serve his master voluntarily, would be taken to a doorframe. Then a martzayah – something that is used to bore a hole (the word is only used in these two descriptions in the Bible) would pierce or bore a hole through the skin of the earlobe, marking the flesh permanently.
Paul says in Galatians, “I carry the scars of Jesus on my own body.” (Gal 6:17 ISV) The word for scar here is στίγμα – stígma. Here is the Strong’s Definition: from a primary στίζω stízō (to “stick”, i.e. prick); a mark incised or punched (for recognition of ownership), i.e. (figuratively) scar of service:—mark. The description continues;
Leet me read this to you.
The instructions for making a regular slave into a bondslave are laid out twice in the Torah: Exodus 21, and Deuteronomy 15. As a rabbi once pointed out to me, it is highly interesting that right after the Ten Commandments, when God launches into his law, this the very first thing he says:
Exodus 21:1-6 “When you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, for nothing… But if the slave plainly says, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,’ then his master shall bring him to God, and he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall be his slave forever.”
Right after the dramatic Exodus from slavery in Egypt, God tells them that the first thing you should know about slaves is that they should go free. For nothing. That the Hebrew people should not be indefinitely enslaved, but offered the chance to go free after a limited time of service. After that, the slave might choose to stay – out of love for the master – but that should be a matter of free choice. Deuteronomy 15 reiterates the principle:
“If your brother, a Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman, is sold to you, he shall serve you six years, and in the seventh year you shall let him go free from you. And when you let him go free from you, you shall not let him go empty-handed. You shall furnish him liberally out of your flock, out of your threshing floor, and out of your winepress. As the Lord your God has blessed you, you shall give to him. You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God redeemed you; therefore I command you this today. But if he says to you, ‘I will not go out from you,’ because he loves you and your household, since he is well-off with you, then you shall take an awl, and put it through his ear into the door, and he shall be your slave forever.” (Deut 15:12-17)
Why a door?
Why an ear?
It does seem a slightly strange ceremony, doesn’t it? But as is so often the case with the Bible, if you scratch a little beneath the surface, there are all manner of truth treasures to be found. It’s a matter of asking the right questions and steady observation.
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Paul, considered himself a Bondslave.
Christians are servants of Jesus Christ.
Lost people, servants of satan. enemies of God, See Romans 5;12, 3;10, 3:23, 6:23.
How to be reconected to God?Romans 6:23, 8:5-14, Eph. 2:1-10, Rom. 10:1-17
3. Which on will you choose?
1. 1 Cor. 15:1-42. Rev. 20:1-15