Ray Downing 2 Chronicles 29 Authorizes Instrumental Music in the Ekklesia

Ray Downen defends one sect of the Christian church which flies the flag of UNITY but they intend to BOARD you and force you to impose instruments or "machines for doing hard work" to escape the terrorism of being MARKED as an ANTI-instrumental person.


BUILDING THE FOUNDATION: The people were Quarantined from Sacrificial System added as part of the worship of the starry host to which God had abandoned the nation.

Isreal fell fatally from Grace because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.
God turned them over to worship the starry host (Acts 7 and a dozen more passages)
God burdened them with The Book of The Law and the Levites to "bear the burdens of sin."
The Abrahamic Covenant was lost and the First Born sons replaced.
No one not of that tribe not specificially ordained could COME NEAR the Tabernacle without sinning.


Because the false teachers REST on the curse of the Law and the Monarchy, the elders, preachers and artistic performers would be executed.

No Levite, used as Warrior Noise makers
and later under the king and commanders of the army could come near the holy places of the sactury or they would be executed. The patternism is that if a musician enter into the body of Christ as fulfilment of the Holy Place is worthy of death.

Num 18:2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou with thee, that they may be joined unto thee, and minister unto thee: but thou and thy sons with thee shall minister BEFORE the tabernacle of witness. [never IN]

H8334 sharath shaw-rath' A primitive root; to attend as a menial or worshipper; figuratively to contribute to:--minister (unto), (do) serve (-ant, -ice, -itor), wait on.

Num 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 ye also, di
e.

All of the non-Levites were called STRANGERS: therefore, if you were not of the tribe of Levi and had the assignment to serve. Therefore, no member of the "church" could come near the Tabernacle.

"A stranger," that is, one, neither a priest nor a Levite, who should intrude into any departments of the sacred office, should incur the penalty of death. ROBERT JAMIESON

Num 18:4 And they shall be joined unto thee,
        and keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation,
        for all the service of the tabernacle:
        and a stranger shall not come nigh unto you.

Num 18:5 And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar:
        that there be no wrath any more upon the children of Israel.

Contrary to being a spiritual worship service, the sacrificial system had been imposed and if it were not performed it would bring down God wrath as punishment due for NOT performing what they had been abandoned to.

Num 18:6 And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel:
         to you they are given as a gift for the LORD,
         to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.

Num 18:7 Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priestís office for every thing of the altar,
        and within the veil; and ye shall serve: I have given your priestís office unto you as a service of gift:
        and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

"And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation. Numbers 18:21

H5656‛abodah ‛abodoh ab-o-daw', ab-o-daw' From H5647 ; work of any kind:--act, bondage, + bondservant, effect, labour, ministering (-try), 

H5647‛abad aw-bad' keep in bondage, be bondmen, bond-service, compel, do, dress, ear, execute

"Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bearsin, and die. Numbers 18:22

The sacrificial system was imposed on the Levites as a curse or burden.
Num 18:23 But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation,
        and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations,
        that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance.

That this was a curse

Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched. Jeremiah 7:20

Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel;
       Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh. Jeremiah 7:21

For I spake NOT unto your fathers, nor commanded them
        in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt,

        concerning
burnt offerings or sacrifices: Jeremiah 7:22

But this thing commanded I them, saying,
       Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people:
       and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you,
       that it may be well unto you. Jeremiah 7:23 

But they HEARKENED NOT, nor inclined their ear,
       but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart,
       and went backward, and not forward. Jeremiah 7:24

Furthermore, all of the performing arts are identified as the Hypocritic arts and because they produced nothing good and caused lots of destruction of morals they were called PARASITES.

Why are people so anxious to impose the CURSE  of hypocrites and parasites.


IT WAS HEZEKIAH'S CONTRACT WITH GOD TO HOLD AN EXORCISM SERVICE BECAUSE THE PRIESTS HAD FLED THE TEMPLE AND CITY POLLUTED BY ASSYRIAN WORSHIP. Hezekiah wanted the city protected from a threatened attack.  They were burning infants before chapter 29 and they were burning infants after chapter 29 because that's what you do when God "turns you over to worship the starry host" BECAUSE of musical idolatry.


God rescued Israel by Grace: In Exodus 31 God OUTLAWED their old worship of the starry host which PROFANED the REST day with vocal and instrumental music when they were supposed to be thinking about the CREATOR: they worshipped the creature and there has always been a bonding between religious musicians and abnormal sexuality.

See Exodus Chapter 32

God turned them over to worship the starry host they had practiced in Egypt. The Levite instruments were an old infant burning sect in Egypt and therefore for the duration of the Exodus they worshipped Molech.  Christ in Isaiah 30 uses this as a MARK of God driving His enemies into hell with wind, string and percussion instruments.

When the elders FIRED God, He totally abandoned them and promised that the human king would use the young boys to make musical instruments, run before the chariots and bel the first slaughtered.

2 Samuel.Eight is probably not covered in once-Christian colleges.

The Goat or Azazel was an offering for the DEVIL after the Nadab and Abihu incident.  Therefore, notice that all of the atoning sacrifices are made with NO warrior's instruments.

2Chr. 29:20 Then Hezekiah the KING rose early,
        and gathered the RULERS of the city, and went up to the house of the LORD.
2Chr. 29:21 And they brought seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven he goats,
        for a sin offering for
                the              kingdom,
                and for the  sanctuary,
                and for       Judah.
        And he commanded the priests the sons of Aaron to offer them on the altar of the LORD.
2Chr. 29:22 So they killed the      bullocks,
        and the priests received the blood,
        and sprinkled it on the altar:
likewise, when they had killed the rams,
        they sprinkled the blood upon the altar:
they killed also the                         lambs,
        and they sprinkled the blood upon the altar.

SECONDLY IT WAS HEZEKIAH'S IDEA TO TRY TO MAKE PEACE WITH APOSTATE ISRAEL.

The Scape Goat began after Nadab and Abihu to APPEASE Azazel or Satan.

2Chr. 29:23 And they brought forth the HE GOATS  
        for the sin offering before the king and the congregation;
        and they laid their hands upon them:

2Chr. 29:24 And the priests killed them,
        and they made RECONCILLIATION with their blood upon the altar,
        to make an atonement for all ISRAEL:
        for the king commanded that the burnt offering and the sin offering
        should be made for ALL ISRAEL

Amos 5-8 and Isaiah 5 defines Israel as having starved the people for lack of the word BECAUSE of wine, women and instrumental music. But, Hezekiah made a "unity" gesture and got laughed at.

THIRDLY, THE LEVITES WERE BROUGHT TO THE INNER COURT

The Levites were an old infant burning cult in Egypt and Jacob in Isaiah 49 warned us NOT to attend their assemblies much LESS impose their assemblies into a church and sow massive discord including breaking up families and David Faust was the agent at the time.

2Chr. 29:25 And he SET the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps,
        A. according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the kingís seer,
        B
. and Nathan the prophet: for so was the commandment of the LORD by his prophets.

Don't let a comma lead you into a fatal sin!

God never COMMANDED "set a king over us." So, watch for the split between the MILITARY and PRIESTLY.  They were SET and STOOD in ranks as WARRIORS:
Constituo I. to cause to stand, A. Military 1. To station or post troops somewhere, to draw up, set in order

This is ALL that God commanded but OUTLAWING it for the Church in the wilderness.

Num. 10:8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests,
        B. shall blow with the trumpets;
        and they shall be to you for an ordinance
        for ever throughout your generations.

And this was outlawed for the Qahal, synagogue or Church in the wilderness.
The next verse makes it clear that the Levites were always under the king and commanders of the army but the trumpets were blown by the priests. This is a combination of the military and religious. The Temple was not commanded (Acts 7) whatever the Scribes write. The temple like all national temples was the king's shrine and capital.  However, not in the vilest pagan temple could instrument players enter into or come near any holy thing or holy place without being executed.

NOTE THAT ALL OF THE ATONING AND RECONCILLIATION OFFERINGS ARE COMPLETE.
Finally we are having the HOLOCAUST: TO TOTALLY CONSUME IT.

2Chr. 29:26
A. And the Levites stood with the instruments of David,
                   
B. and the priests with the trumpets.
2Chr. 29:27 And Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering upon the altar.
        And when the burnt offering began,
       
B. the song of the LORD began also with the trumpets,
       
A. and with the instruments ordained by David king of Israel.

God had not commanded a KING but imposed them. He even warned that the king would take the young men to make musical instruments to "run before the chariots" and of course be the first one's killed.  How could anyone say that God commanded that which he cast of as beyond redemption?

Peter etal commands the PROPHETS and the PROPHECIES MADE MORE PERFECT as that which will reveal the day star.  The prophets speak for Christ and the Church: the unauthorized King's Scribes speak for the Civil-Military-Priestly complex abandoned to idolatry.

Jer. 7:21 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
        Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh.
Remember that the tribes west of the JordaN were ready to go to war because they thought those on the east side were going to offer burnt offerings so they could eat the flesh.
Jer. 7:22 For I spake not unto your fathers,
        nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt,
        concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices:

I don't know what to say about people who say that A spirit told them to do what Christ said was NOT commanded.

Jer. 7:23 But this thing commanded I them, saying,
        Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people:
        and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.

There is no room for human imagination hearing FROM SILENCE.

Jer. 7:24 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear,
        but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart,
        and went backward, and not forward.
Jer. 7:25 Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day
        I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets,
        daily rising up early and sending them:
Jer. 7:26 Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck:
        they did worse than their fathers.
Jer. 7:27 Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them;
        but they will not hearken to thee:
        thou shalt also call unto them; but they will not answer thee.

ANOTHER ACCOUNT

Neh 12:24 And the chief of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel,
        with their brethren over against them, to praise and to give thanks,
        according to the commandment of David the man of God, ward over against ward.

Neh 12:27 And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps.


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