22 I will
declare [caphar] thy name [shem] unto my
brethren: ['ach] in the midst [tavek] of the congregation [qahal]
will I praise [halal] thee. KJV-Interlinear
22 I will
tell of Thy name to my brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise
As this statement applies to the redeemer, Jesus Christ, then He will make the name of God known through Himself. Thus the proper and correct link and access to God, through the savior, who is, and has performed His work of salvation and the bringing together of the divine plan on the cross, through Himself.
The brethren, refers to all who are family. These are the children of God, all believers in the Savior and Messiah, and Son of God, Jesus Christ.
And throughout the generations since Adam, the assembly refers to all who assemble in the common worship and study of His Word, whether it is accomplished by oneself, with others, and or at the end of human history when the final and total and greatest assembly of all believers will be gathered together in His presence.
By the time of the cross, the world had pretty much discarded all study and worship of truth.
The only things that existed in the world were the numerous false deities of Rome, Greece, Egypt, Persia, the Far East and the many lesser unknown gods around the rest of the world.
The scriptures though they existed, had been bastardized into volumes of burdensome systems of works and daily life rules. The prophets and the words of Moses had become so lost that even those who were closest to Jesus, were not able to connect the dots of the prophecies until after the cross. And the apostles lived with Jesus for over three years. One would think that they would be asking the big questions and wondering what was happening.
They had, of all people, the greatest most unique opportunity to learn and know the greatest knowledge ever, and they had Jesus right there with them for a very long time. Even the prophets and great men of old did not have any revelation or angel or manifestation of God for more than a short conversation.
The apostles had Jesus for literally years and lived with Him daily for that very long time. Even his immediate family was with him for thirty years.
And still the light bulbs did not fully light up.
So, Christianity began with virtually no existence, except that of Christ, who put it all together not only for the apostles and for Paul, but for all of humanity.
Other religions began out of sin, out of ignorance, out of lust, out of superstition. And the world supports these views.
Christianity began out of truth, and that is something that the entire world opposes.
In the worldly sense, Christianity should never have gotten off the ground. Its founder was killed and then ascended. Its initial followers were scattered and afraid. Early followers were persecuted and even executed.
And yet, throughout history, Christianity has and will become the greatest faith ever, with the greatest following than every other belief system combined.
In the end, there will be an assembly, and then we will all see just how vast a no chance belief, succeeded when all was against it.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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