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My name is Father Steve Macias and I am a Priest in California’s Silicon Valley.

I am the Headmaster at Canterbury Christian School and Rector of Saint Paul’s Anglican Church.

I am a presbyter (priest/pastor/minister) in the Reformed Episcopal Church, a founding jurisdiction of the Anglican Church in North America.

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    A Reformed Episcopal Priest & Classical Educator

    Covenant Renewal in History (Through New Eyes)

    The Movement of History in James B Jordan’s Through New Eyes. 

    Download the chapter here: https://www.stevemacias.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Movement.pdf

    The Movement of History: “After the fall man entered into a decline.” (p. 167)  

    The World of Noah “Covenant Renewal” (Noahic Covenant) 

    • Christian view of Time is not “cyclical” but linear in liturgical rhythmic patterns. (recreate)
    • Pagan view: ”wheel of time”or seasonal. (reincarnate) 

    Ark Symbols: Land vs. Sea; 3 stories; dictated dimensions, wood/tree, dove, Mt. Ararat, warbow

    Priest-Kings vs. Babel “Gate of heaven” & “let us make for ourselves a name” & 70 nations. 

    The World of the Patriarchs (Abrahamic Covenant) 

    “Designating one nation, the Hebrews, to be priests to the rest.” (p. 182) 

    Father/Patriarch as priest, father of all nations. (Rom 4:11) patria ‘family’ + arkhes ‘ruling’.

    “The promise to Abraham was that a righteous people would fill the earth as the dust, and that a righteous people would rule the earth as the stars. The Kingdom of God, the spiritual people of Abraham, would someday cover the earth and rule it.” (p. 189) 

    Altars and Evangelism: “The building of altars of evangelism preceded the cultural conquest. If we wish to build a Christian civilization in our land, we had best start with altars.” (191) 

    The World of the Tabernacle (Mosaic and Davidic Covenant) 

    Change in priesthood, also entailed a change in law (Hebrews 7:12). 

    Patriarchs : circumcision :: Mosaic : Passover

    “The center of the Mosaic social law was the Ten Commandments.” (p. 198) 

    Law: harsh, tough, difficult? Sacrifices and Unclean. 

    “At the most, being unclean was an inconvenience.” (pg. 200)

    Judges follow Moses and lead into the Davidic System. 

    Jethro model embraced by Christian Church, Captains/Courts vs. Bishop/Church. 

    Tabernacle/Temple: Holy Mountain 

    David/Solomon – Wisdom of the Law. 

    The World of Exile (Restoration/Anticipation) 

    The Davidic heavens and earth had hardly gotten under way before it fell into sin. The Kingdom was split, and the Temple was raided. The visions of Ezekiel, Haggai, and Zechariah showed them that God was with them. 

    Jew: Judahite only post-exile. 

    The New World (New Covenant) 

    From Adam to John the Baptist.  John begins in John 1:14 by saying that “the Word became flesh, and tabernacled among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” The.reference to glory is to the glory-cloud that filled the Taber- nacle and was enthroned in it.

    Washing – Wedding Feast water into wine. 

    Showbread – Jesus feeds the five thousand/eat his flesh. 

    Lampstand – Light of the world/heal blind. 

    Sacrifice – Crucifixion/ lamb of God. 

    When Mary Magdalene looked into the tomb, “she beheld two angels in white sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying” (John 20:12). 

    Arthur Pink comments: “Who can doubt that the Holy Spirit would have us link up this verse with Exodus thou shalt make a mercy- seat of pure gold . . . and thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy-seat.”

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    I help Christians discover their calling in God’s Kingdom so that they may lead purpose-filled lives with victory, hope, and abundance.

    About Me

    Father Steve Macias is an Anglican priest in the Reformed Episcopal Church (ACNA). He is the Headmaster of Canterbury School and Rector of Saint Paul’s Anglican Church. He is married to Sarah and the father to Athanasius, Anselm, Assumpta, Basil and Zoe. His professional work consulting with political campaigns, leading nonprofit organizations, and in the California State Capitol has been recognized by The Los Angeles Times, National Review Magazine, Our Sunday Visitor, The Chalcedon Foundation, and numerous online and print publications. You can reach him on twitter @stevemacias.