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Mockeries of Truth, chapter 14

July 22nd, 2019

7/22/19, God’s 4th month, 10th day of Tamuz, 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

“ God is One” meaning “the Father and Son or as One.” Ultimate “at-one-ment” is what God’s heavenly and earthly kingdom is about. As God is One, so must be His church. Christian families and individual members. No room for various denominations in God’s kingdom. God called out individuals must surrender personal agendas and seek to view all things from His perspective. It’s what repentance is all about. (God miraculously and spiritually leads individuals to turn  from what seemed right to the inherited from Adam nature, to the inspired gifted “obedient spirit of truth nature” is what’s meant by, “born again” - “born from above.”) God gifted new births makes individuals atOne with God the Father and God the Son. Personal opinions and agendas are replaced by God’s View regarding all things. (A miraculous nature change imperative.)

(John 3:1-4; Now a certain man, a Pharisee named Nicodemus, who was a member of the Jewish ruling council, came to Jesus at night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs that You do unless God is with Him.” (3) Jesus replied, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter his mother’s womb and be born a second time, can he?”

(3:5-8; Jesus answered, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born of water and spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. (7) Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’ The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”)

Our all knowing, pre-planning God the Father calls, opens minds, reveals Jesus, gives repentance, sanctifies and justifies “all in the name of Jesus Christ.” Peter’s salutation reveals it. (1Peter 1:1-2; From Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those temporarily residing abroad (in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, the province of Asia, and Bithynia) who are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father by being set apart by the Spirit for obedience and for sprinkling with Jesus Christ’s blood. May grace and peace be yours in full measure!) Each believing IN follower of Jesus, is chosen and foreknown by God the Father, set apart for obedience. Genuine Believers IN have an inheritance, are protected and grow through trials. Revealed in these latter days!

(1Pet 1:3-9; Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By His great mercy He gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, that is, into an inheritance imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. It is reserved in heaven for you, who by God’s power are protected through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (6) This brings you great joy, although you may have to suffer for a short time in various trials. Such trials show the proven character of your faith, which is much more valuable than gold – gold that is tested by fire, even though it is passing away – and will bring praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. (8) You have not seen Him, but you love Him. You do not see Him now but you believe IN Him, and so you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, because you are attaining the goal of your faith – the salvation of your souls.” (Meditate on what the new birth accomplishes in individual minds.)

(1Pet 1:10-12; Concerning this salvation, the prophets who predicted the grace that would come to you searched and investigated carefully. They probed into what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when He testified beforehand about the sufferings appointed for Christ and His subsequent glory. (12) They were shown that they were serving not themselves but you, in regard to the things now announced to you through those who proclaimed the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven – things angels long to catch a glimpse of.”) (Consider Jesus’ parable about the last becoming first.) NOW JESUS CAPS OFF PREKNOWN SALVATION through His apostle John.

(1John 5:18-21; “We know that everyone fathered by God does not sin, but God protects the one He has fathered, and the evil one cannot touch him. We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. (20) And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us insight to know Him who is true, and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This one is the true God and eternal life. Little children, guard yourselves from idols.”)

How awesome to know, “we’re God’s literal Children.” Jesus REVEALED the same principles to John, Moses and Paul. (Lets repeat and review.)

(Rev 21:5-8; “And the one seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new!” Then He said to me, “Write it down, because these words are reliable and true.” He also said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the water of LIFE. The one who conquers “overcomes” will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My Son. (8) But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the SECOND DEATH.”) The many denominational minded condone things that are detestable to our coming King. Paul explains how the spirit of truth in him set him free.

(1Cor 6:12; “All things are lawful for me, but not everything is beneficial. ‘All things are lawful for me, but I will not be controlled by anything.”) Recognizing his maturity in Christ, Paul‘s mindset, - his being, - his actions” were dictated by his love of God’s Way.

(Paul was mindful that folks are controlled by their internal belief system.) Yielding to worldly traditions control the many denominations and believing in denomination controls the many. Many like the Atheist are controlled by irrational human instinct. We don’t profess to understand all these things, but “if God’s gifted holy spirit of truth isn’t gifted - revealed we’re lost.” God’s holy spirit of truth makes genuine followers of Jesus understand they’re bond servants to Jesus and “the only true freedom that exist.”

(1Cor 6:13-14; “Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both.” The body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. Now God indeed raised the Lord and He will raise us by His power.”)

God’s new covenant is with His predestined called to Believe IN people, “a people born from above.” God’s fathering makes individuals atOne and His literal Children. Heir with Abraham. (See Galatians 3:29)

(1Cor 6:15-17; “Do you not know that your bodies are MEMBERS of Christ? Should I take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Or do you NOT know that anyone who is united with a prostitute is one body with her? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” (17) But the one united with the Lord is ONE spirit with Him.”) (Consider the parallels of physical adultery and spiritual adultery.)

God’s imputed spirit makes Believers IN, “AT ONE with Himself!” It’s the spiritual connection to God’s physical and spiritual law of oneness. (A Believer IN who turns from his first love of God’s Way, to follow another commits spiritual adultery.) God’s church is an accumulation of Believers IN, “the bride of Christ.” We’re likened as one flesh, One spirit, one mind with Christ Jesus! May we strive to be loyal and holy because He is.

(1Cor 6:18-20; Flee sexual immorality! “Every sin a person commits is outside of the body – but the immoral person sins against his own body.” Or do you NOT know that your body is the TEMPLE of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are NOT your own? For you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.”)

THAT PRICE? Jesus’ shed blood and suffering. It’s why He had Moses write that the Israelites must be separate and “not put markings on their flesh as the gentiles.” It’s why Jesus inspired Moses to write about clean and unclean foods for His people. (We need to understand, God does the sanctifying, “He sets apart His people to be peculiar” different from the world; even separate as He had Abraham be.

According to God’s holy scriptures, everyone that comes to the Son of God, “believing IN Him as He manifested Himself to be, will be saved.” Believing IN Him is to yield obediently to His Word. Including words revealed to His apostles, who put them to practice. Know His Word will be our judge.

(Luke 6:46-48; “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do what I tell you?” “Everyone who comes to Me and listens to My words and puts them into practice – I will show you what he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep, and laid the foundation on bedrock.”)

God knows each person’s deeds, “it’s He that gives the desire, effort and sincerity of mind to be obedient.” He knows our attitudes, the degree of love we have for one another and this world’s system of things. He gives spiritual understanding to His chosen and allows the many to remain spiritually blind until a time of His Choosing. When, where and how is God’s prerogative. Many will be led to turn, “repent” during Jesus’ millennial reign.

Populations at large don’t realize God’s purpose in allowing Satan to be the god of this age. Satan’s objective is to deceive and manifest himself as an angel of light. Thus the many denominations. Speaking of Satan and deceived teachers, Jesus inspired Paul’s writing.

(2Corinthians 11:13-15; “For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions.”)

When we consider the many self righteous denominational minded teachers, who’re quick to offer prayer to their imagined gods; “we should grasp the degree of Satan’s successes.” Next study we intend to explore our Lord’s brother, Jude’s inspiration in sharing his revelations regarding the unfolding apostasy he saw taking place..

Mockeries of Truth, chapter 13

July 21st, 2019

7/21/19, God’s 4th month, 18th day of Tamuz, 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

Our all knowing, pre-planning God the Father calls, opens minds, reveals Jesus, gives repentance, sanctifies and justifies “in the name of Jesus Christ.” Peter’s salutation reveals it. (1Peter 1:1-2; From Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those temporarily residing abroad (in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, the province of Asia, and Bithynia) who are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father by being set apart by the Spirit for obedience and for sprinkling with Jesus Christ’s blood. May grace and peace be yours in full measure!) Each believing IN follower of Jesus, is chosen and foreknown by God the Father, set apart for obedience. Genuine Believers IN are chosen. Consider our inheritance, how protected and why trials. Revealed in these latter days!

(1Pet 1:3-9; Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By His great mercy He gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, that is, into an inheritance imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. It is reserved in heaven for you, who by God’s power are protected through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (6) This brings you great joy, although you may have to suffer for a short time in various trials. Such trials show the proven character of your faith, which is much more valuable than gold – gold that is tested by fire, even though it is passing away – and will bring praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. (8) You have not seen Him, but you love Him. You do not see Him now but you believe IN Him, and so you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, because you are attaining the goal of your faith – the salvation of your souls.

(1Pet 1:10-12; Concerning this salvation, the prophets who predicted the grace that would come to you searched and investigated carefully. They probed into what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when He testified beforehand about the sufferings appointed for Christ and His subsequent glory. (12) They were shown that they were serving not themselves but you, in regard to the things now announced to you through those who proclaimed the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven – things angels long to catch a glimpse of.”) NOW JESUS CAPS OFF THIS PREKNOWN SALVATION through His apostle John.

(1John 5:18-21; “We know that everyone fathered by God does not sin, but God protects the one He has fathered, and the evil one cannot touch him. We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. (20) And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us insight to know Him who is true, and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This one is the true God and eternal life. Little children, guard yourselves from idols.”)

How awesome to know, we Christians are God’s literal Children. Jesus REVEALED the same principles to John, Moses and Paul.

(Rev 21:5-8; “And the one seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new!” Then He said to me, “Write it down, because these words are reliable and true.” He also said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the water of LIFE. The one who conquers “overcomes” will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My Son. (8) But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the SECOND DEATH.”) The many denominational minded condone things that are detestable to our coming King. Paul explains how the spirit of truth in him set him free.

(1Cor 6:12; “All things are lawful for me, but not everything is beneficial. ‘All things are lawful for me, but I will not be controlled by anything.”) Recognizing his maturity in Christ Paul‘s mind set, “his being, his actions” were dictated by his love of God’s Way.

(Paul was mindful that folks are controlled by their internal belief system.) Believing in worldly traditions control the many. Believing in a particular denomination controls many. Atheist are controlled by irrational human instinct. We don’t understand these things, “if God’s gifted holy spirit of truth isn’t gifted - revealed.” Only then do genuine followers of Jesus - Christians understand they’re bond servants to Jesus, “the only true freedom that exist.”

(1Cor 6:13-14; “Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both.” The body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. Now God indeed raised the Lord and He will raise us by His power.”)

God’s new covenant is with His predestined called to Believe IN, “a people born from above.” God’s fathering makes individuals atOne and His literal Child. Heir with Abraham. (See Galatians 3:29)

(1Cor 6:15-17; “Do you not know that your bodies are MEMBERS of Christ? Should I take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Or do you NOT know that anyone who is united with a prostitute is one body with her? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” (17) But the one united with the Lord is ONE spirit with Him.”)

His imputed spirit makes Believers IN, AT ONE with Himself! It’s the spiritual connection to God’s physical and spiritual law of oneness. (A Believer IN who turns from his first love of God’s Way, to follow another commits spiritual adultery.) God’s church is an accumulation of Christians, “the bride of Christ.” We’re likened as one flesh, One spirit, one mind with Christ Jesus! May we strive to be loyal and holy because He is.

(1Cor 6:18-20; Flee sexual immorality! “Every sin a person commits is outside of the body – but the immoral person sins against his own body.” Or do you NOT know that your body is the TEMPLE of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are NOT your own? For you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.”)

THAT PRICE? Jesus’ shed blood and suffering. It’s why He had Moses write that the Israelites must be separate and “not put markings on their flesh as the gentiles.” It’s why Jesus inspired Moses to write about clean and unclean foods. (We need to understand, God sanctifies, “sets apart His people to be peculiar” different from the world.)

According to God’s holy scriptures, everyone that comes to the Son of God, “believing IN Him as He manifested Himself to be, will be saved.” Believing IN Him is to yield obediently to His Word. Including the words revealed to His apostles, who put them to practice. Know His Word will be our judge.

(Luke 6:46-48; “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do what I tell you?” “Everyone who comes to Me and listens to My words and puts them into practice – I will show you what he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep, and laid the foundation on bedrock.”)

God knows each person’s deeds and it’s He that’ll give the desire “the sincerity of mind to be obedient.” He knows our attitudes, the degree of love we have for one another and this world’s system of things. He gives spiritual understanding to His chosen and allows the many to remain spiritually blind until a time of His Choosing. When, where and how is God’s prerogative. Many will be led to turn, “repent” during Jesus’ millennial reign.

Populations at large don’t realize God’s purpose in allowing Satan to be the god of this age. As god of this world, Satan’s objective is to deceive and manifest himself as an angel of light. Speaking of Satan and deceived teachers, Jesus inspired Paul’s writing.

(2Corinthians 11:13-15; “For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions.”)

When we consider the many self righteous denominational minded teachers, who’re quick to offer prayer to their imagined gods; “we grasp the degree of Satan’s successes.” Our Lord’s brother, “Jude” saw these deception unfolding and reveals their reason.

(Jude 1:3-4; “Dear friends, although I have been eager to write to you about our common salvation, I now feel compelled instead to write to encourage you to contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the Saints. For certain men have secretly slipped in among you – men who long ago were marked out for the condemnation I am about to describe – ungodly men who have turned the grace of our God into a license for evil and who deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.”)

How do people deny Jesus? Jude isn’t talking about people verbally speaking a denial. (Jesus is denied when people don’t obey and practice living His prescribed Way.) When people condone practices honoring the same imaginary gods of the people whose lands God gave the Israelites.

Jesus’ apostles were initially expecting His return in their life time would be to set up His kingdom, “not start His church.” Jesus knew His church would be infiltrated by unbelievers attempting to change, “believing IN by grace” to a manufactured methodology. Method’s of works is what Paul was delivered from. That false narrative that anyone could receive salvation at a time of their choosing. Jesus knew persecutions from Israelites, gentiles and governments would be Satan’s tools. His followers warring among themselves also “made Jesus’ prophesies at Matthew 24:, seem to be coming soon.”

By the time of Jesus’ revelations to John, “it was obvious that His message and His deity would be twisted beyond recognition to this materialistic world.” Revealing that false religions would deceive the whole world before His return. From the content of Paul’s letters we see, “people were asking him about their problems dealing with the frustrations of the times.” Conditions in Greece and around Corinth were bad and false teachers were confusing and leading some from “The Way to which they were called.”

Paul understood sexual immortality’s pulls on the flesh.

(1Cor 7:1-6; Now with regard to the issues you wrote about: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of immoralities, each man should have relations with his own wife and each woman with her own husband. A husband should give to his wife her sexual rights, and likewise a wife to her husband. It is not the wife who has the rights to her own body, but the husband. In the same way, it is not the husband who has the rights to his own body, but the wife. Do not deprive each other, except by mutual agreement for a specified time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then resume your relationship, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. (6) I say this as a concession, not as a command. I wish that everyone was as I am. But each has his own gift from God, one this way, another that.)

In verse 26 of this chapter, Paul makes his reasoning clear. “Because of the impending crisis, I think it best for you to remain as you are.” Apparently Paul never married, but he understood relationships from God’s View. The reason Paul gives is. “so you may devote yourselves to prayer.”

Mockeries of Truth, chapter 12

July 18th, 2019

7/18/19, God’s 4th month, 15th day of Tamuz, 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

Satan’s deceptions regarding salvation is anything but truth. Of those using Jesus’ name, there’re those who think babies can be baptized and receive salvation. Many others assume a person can make a stated testimony of belief and practice certain methods “produces the assurances needed.” Others think to speak in an unknown language is proof of God’s gifted spirit. (Those who don’t profess Jesus also have many varied opinions of an after life.) All based on demonic inspired fleshly opinions and various works. Jesus said; “many are called and few chosen.” (See Matt 20:16 & 22:14.) Additionally Jesus said, “God chooses” and He had His apostle Paul write a conformation.

(1Corinthins 1:26-31; Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position. (27) But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something, (29) so that no one can boast in His presence. He  ‘God the Father’ is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”) (Quote from Jeremiah 9:24.)

God the Father doesn’t rely on fleshly works -or conduct about anything, “He knew us before the foundation of the world” and He gifts the called with the spirit of obedience in the same way and category He put faithful Abraham in. The Hebrews writer was inspired to explain Abraham and his heirs’ inheritance. Faithful obedience the key.

(Hebrews 11:8-10; “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place he would later receive as an inheritance, and he went out without understanding where he was going. By faith he lived as a foreigner in the promised land as though it were a foreign country, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, who were fellow heirs of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with firm foundations, whose architect and builder is God.”) Today’s called out Christians “followers of Jesus” are spiritual Israelites, heirs with faithful Abraham and Jesus inspired Paul’s understanding and reveals to Believers IN.

(Galatians 3:26-29; “For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, is neither male nor female – for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. (29) And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”)

It can’t be overstated, “the many are believers that” “the few are believers IN” and He leads the called to prayerfully meditate on His words, commandments and oracles, which when gifted, is spiritual insight regarding His truth. Consider the huge chasm between “believing IN” and “believing THAT.” (Believing IN God is to know through gifted faith that “He’s Re-creator, Creator, Sustainer, Deliverer, and is our Mediator before God the Father.” Believers IN understand that His Way is absolute and our belief IN is demonstrated by our practices. Believers that are condoners of many practices, with the mindset “we’re all trying to get to the same place.” Normally they don’t think of God as being absolute. Peter teaches that Jesus’ followers are gifted with a desire to obey and pursue His righteous living.

(1Peter 5:5-11; “In the same way, you ‘followers of Jesus’ who are younger, be subject to the elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. And God will exalt you in due time, if you humble yourselves under His mighty hand by casting all your cares on Him because He cares for you. Be sober and alert. Your enemy the devil, like a roaring lion, is on the prowl looking for someone to devour. Resist him, strong in your faith, because you know that your brothers and sisters throughout the world are enduring the same kinds of suffering. And, after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace who called you to His eternal glory in Christ will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To Him belongs the power forever. Amen.”) Faithful, believing IN Abraham knew God could resurrect Isaac, knew God would deliver on all His promises. Abraham and his descendents are yet going to be delivered to and gifted with the promised lands permanently and lead the world.

Jesus gives His faith.

After miraculously feeding thousands, many believed IN Jesus because of the miracle. Later when the people looked for Jesus, He said; “you look for Me because you ate all the bread you wanted.” Then He added. (John 6“27-31; “Do not work for the food that disappears, but for the food that remains to eternal life – the food which the Son of Man will give to you.) For God the Father has put His seal of approval on Him.” So then they said to Him, “What must we do to accomplish the deeds God requires?” Jesus replied, “This is the deed God requires – to believe IN the One whom He sent.” So they said to Jesus, “Then what miraculous sign will You perform, so that we may see it and believe You? What will you do? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”) (A quotation from Ps 78:24 referring to the events of Exodus 16:4-36)

Bread from heaven foreshadowed God’s imputing His spirit to Believers IN. Food caused people to, “believe THAT” for a time, but didn’t change anyone’s internal nature. God’s gift of, “faithfully believing IN” is a belief IN that makes it’s recipients’ desire and love His Way. This good news offends denominational minded theologians. Hopefully many who are offended now, will repent when Jesus opens their minds. Denominational minded speak of there being a large revival before Jesus’ return that‘ll change many. Seriously studying Jesus’ words at Matthew 24: teach that the whole world will be taught His Ways, “when He returns and Satan is bound.”

In a previous studies we’ve reviewed Paul’s instructions regarding dealings with people “who turn from The Way.” Sharing the seven doctrines God’s churches are obligated to “teach and practice from Hebrews 6:.” The world doesn’t heed Jesus’ inspired words and rejects the notion that He inspired Moses’ writing. It isn’t revealed to the world that Jesus is the Lord of Moses, our Creator and coming King of Kings the One who gave Moses the ten commandments. Jesus inspired Moses to write. (See John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:15-20 and Hebrews 1:)

(Deut 12:32- 13:5; “You must be careful to do everything I am commanding you. Do not add to it or subtract from it! (13:1) Suppose a prophet or one who foretells by dreams should appear among you and show you a sign or wonder, and the sign or wonder should come to pass concerning what he said to you, NAMELY, “Let us follow other gods” – gods whom you have not previously known – “and let us serve them.” (3) You must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer, for the Lord your God will be TESTING you to see if you LOVE Him with all your mind and being. (You must follow the Lord your God and revere only Him; and you must observe His commandments, obey Him, serve Him, and remain loyal to Him.) (13:5) As for that prophet or dreamer, he must be executed because he encouraged rebellion against the Lord your God who brought you from the land of Egypt, redeeming you from that place of slavery, and because he has tried to entice you from The Way the Lord your God has commanded you to go. In this way you must purge out evil from within.”) Note this is the same principle Jesus had Paul write to the Corinthian church regarding shunning those who’d not stay true to The Way.

The same Jesus inspiring Moses inspired Paul! In the millennium and at a judgment time of God’s choosing, “all unrepentant persons will die a SECOND DEATH.” (See Revelations 2:11, 20:6, 20:14 & (21:8; “The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers “overcomes” will in no way be harmed by the second death.”) Jesus’ apostle Paul taught the same.

(1Cor 6:1-8; “When any of you has a legal dispute with another, does he dare go to court before the unrighteous rather than before the Saints? Or do you not know that the Saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you not competent to settle trivial suits? (3) Do you not know that we will judge angels? Why not ordinary matters! So if you have ordinary lawsuits, do you appoint as judges those who have no standing in the church? I say this to your shame! Is there no one among you wise enough to settle disputes between fellow Christians? Instead, does a Christian sue a Christian, and do this before unbelievers? (7) The fact that you have lawsuits among yourselves demonstrates that you have already been defeated. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? But you yourselves do wrong and cheat, and you do this to your brothers and sisters!”)

Judge the world? This text and many others reveal that at Jesus’ return, the dead in Christ will be resurrected and rule with Jesus. Christians are to be like Jesus. It isn’t likely that God’s angels will need to be judged. The point is, “resurrected Saints will be as Jesus is.” When Christians take matters to outsiders, they’re immature.

There’s ONE Church of God identified by those who are “born from above.” Jesus’ good news messages taught through Paul have little semblance to what’s taught by denominational minded theologians. Believers IN, who overcome to the end will be serving Jesus and ruling with Him during His millennial reign. There’ll be no division!

Who in their wildest imagination could think divided denominations could bring about a saving revival to God’s Way in this age? Believers IN, are praying that Jesus’ kingdom soon come. (One of Jesus’ promises is; “for the Elect’s sake this age will be shortened.”)

(See Matthew 24:) This world’s religious unbelievers love this world’s system of things. Governments will actually fight against Jesus, His angels and Saints but His master plan will prevail!

(1Cor 6:9-11; “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, passive homosexual partners, practicing homosexuals, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, the verbally abusive, and swindlers will not inherit the kingdom of God. (11) Some of you once lived this way. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”) Jesus gave almost the same words to His apostle John at Revelations 21:8.

Mockeries of Truth, chapter 11

July 16th, 2019

7/16/19, God’s 4th month, 13th day of Tamuz, 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

Divided Christendom teaches a “believe and be saved doctrine” and a “submit to particular methodologies and be saved.” But not Jesus. (Matt 7:21-23; “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven – only the one who does the will of My Father in heaven. On that day, many will say to Me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in Your name and in Your name cast out demons and do many powerful deeds?’ (23) Then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you. Go away from Me, you lawbreakers!’

(Matt 7:24-27; “Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does them is like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the flood came, and the winds beat against that house, but it did not collapse because it had been founded on rock. (26) Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell, the flood came, and the winds beat against that house, and it collapsed; it was utterly destroyed!””

(Matt 7:28-29; When Jesus finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed by His teaching, because He taught them like One who had authority, not like their experts in the law.”) He had authority, “it was He that gave Moses the ten commandments for the people’s good. He gave the oracles regarding crop rotation and allowing land rest.

(John 20:30-31; “Now Jesus performed many other miraculous signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have “eternal” life in His name.”)

God’s miraculously revealing Himself and His Son, makes the need for signs and miracles unnecessary for Believers IN, “we to whom He’s revealed.”

(Matt 16:4; “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. Then He left them and went away.”) Jesus’ resurrection after three days and three nights in the tomb, “as was Jonah in the big fish‘s belly” is the only sign Believers IN Him are likely to get.

Apostles, evangelist, pastors and deacons in Paul’s age had to contend with people’s slackness regarding “believing IN through faith and overcoming their fleshly nature through that belief.” Believers IN, overcoming temptations and the self serving get way through believing IN faith. Followers of Jesus have responsibility to shun people who turn from the faith.

When membership is for the sake of numerical growth becomes the norm, “churches are no more than social clubs.” This became a problem in the “Corinth Church of God” and is recorded for our learning. Let’s understand Paul’s concern.

(1Cor 5:1-2; “It is actually reported that sexual immorality exists among you, the kind of immorality that is not permitted even among the Gentiles, so that someone is cohabiting with his father’s wife. (2) And you are proud! Shouldn’t you have been deeply sorrowful instead and removed the one who did this from among you?”)

The Corinth leadership lost purity concerns in the assembly. Shunning someone shouldn’t be done sneakily. When a person slips from God’s Way, “that one must be counseled and if a turning back isn’t evident, “then the assembly must shun to keep purity.” Paul sent Timothy as “Jesus’ and his ambassador to guide the churches.”

(1Timothy 3:1-5; “This saying is trustworthy: “If someone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a good work.” The overseer then must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher, not a drunkard, not violent, but gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money. He must manage his own household well and keep his children in control without losing his dignity. But if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for the church of God? (One teaching in any capacity make themselves an Overseer.)

(1Tim 3:6-11; “ He must not be a recent convert or he may become arrogant and fall into the punishment that the devil will exact. And he must be well thought of by those outside the faith, so that he may not fall into disgrace and be caught by the devil’s trap. (8) Deacons likewise must be dignified, not two-faced, not given to excessive drinking, not greedy for gain, holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And these also must be tested first and then let them serve as deacons if they are found blameless. Likewise also their wives must be dignified, not slanderous, temperate, faithful in every respect.”

(1Tim 3:12-18; Deacons must be husbands of one wife and good managers of their children and their own households. For those who have served well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus. I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these instructions to you in case I am delayed, to let you know how people ought to conduct themselves in the household of God, because it is the “church of the living God” the support and bulwark of the truth. (16) And we all agree our religion contains amazing revelation: JESUS was revealed in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among Gentiles, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.”)

These truths are revealed to God’s chosen. The principle is to turn from the way that seems right to our fleshly nature and “to God’s Revealed Truth Way as revealed to Paul.”

Jesus was keeping the seventh of seven annual Sabbaths

when John recorded His words.

“The Greatest Day or The Last Great Day” foreshadows judgment. Jesus was observing this Greatest Day when He taught the following before His resurrection and ascension.

(John 7:37-39; “On the last day of the feast, the greatest day, Jesus stood up and shouted out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me, and let the one who believes IN Me drink. Just as the scripture says, ‘From within him will flow rivers of living water.’” (Now He said this about the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were going to receive, for the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.) By this we’re confident that John wrote before Pentecost.

Believers IN yield to Jesus’ words and “drink in prayerfully while studying His Word.”

Remember how Jesus’ apostle Paul was moved from darkness to His Light, when in route to Damascus for the purpose of persecuting Jesus’ followers.

Paul continues teaching shunning those not true to The Faith.

(1Corinthians 5:3-5; “For even though I am absent physically, I am present in spirit. And I have already judged the one who did this, just as though I were present. When you gather together in the name of our Lord Jesus, and I am with you in spirit, along with the power of our Lord Jesus, (5) turn this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.”)

Hard to comprehend? What can we assume? This one who was co-habiting unlawfully had believed IN Jesus but became weak in the flesh. Paul apparently believed he had been saved when he believed IN and turned. Paul is apparently saying “let Satan have and destroy him, God is able to raise him up and yet grant repentance.”

Paul is speaking of Judgment as foreshadowed by God’s seventh of seven annual Sabbaths. What’s lawless in God’s View should not be condoned in “The Church of God.” We need to know the evil, destructive and divisionary intent of the devil. He desires to cause people trouble in the flesh and a final destruction. (Paul is displaying his opinion, that this individual knew God’s truth, had once repented, “turned back and needed to be made ashamed.”) Obviously Paul is writing before or during the Passover season “Feast of Unleavened Bread.” He writes; “let us celebrate the festival.”

(1Cor 5:6-8; “Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast affects the whole batch of dough? (7) Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch of dough – you are, in fact, without yeast. For Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed. So then, let us celebrate the festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of vice and evil, but with the bread without yeast, the bread of sincerity and truth.”)

Paul taught the benefit of knowing God’s holy seasons’ purposes. The festival of unleavened bread was for the purpose of demonstrating the need to put sin away individually and “as an assembly of believers.” (Leavening is a puffing up agent, so here Paul uses it as a metaphor or to personify sin.) (The lesson! “even when people physically attempt to get all leavening ‘sin’ out, “it’s likely some fleshly weakness is overlooked” likewise when we spiritually examine ourselves in Jesus’ Light carefully.)

There’s no substitution for Passover, “Jesus is our Passover.” We may not need to physically remove leavening in order to examine our spiritual lives, but we do need to celebrate times God made holy for His people. Followers of Jesus see the need to spiritually examine themselves in His Light and Sabbaths are in part set aside for that purpose.

We’re known by the friends we keep.

(1Cor 5:9-13; “I wrote you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people. In no way did I mean the immoral people of this world, or the greedy and swindlers and idolaters, since you would then have to go out of the world. (11) But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who calls himself a Christian who is sexually immoral, or greedy, or an idolater, or verbally abusive, or a drunkard, or a swindler. Do not even eat with such a person. (12) For what do I have to do with judging those outside? Are you not to judge those inside? But God will judge those outside. Remove the evil person from among you.”)

THIS isn’t an old command for the apostolic era churches. Seven times to seven churches by name, Jesus reveals His standards for the churches. Let‘s consider Jesus’ revelations to John and Christians.

(Revelations 2:1-7; “To the angel of the church in Ephesus, write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the One who has a firm grasp on the seven stars in His right hand – the One who walks among the seven golden lamp stands: ‘I know your works as well as your labor and steadfast endurance, and that you cannot tolerate evil. You have even put to the test those who refer to themselves as apostles (but are not), and have discovered that they are false. I am also aware that you have persisted steadfastly, endured much for the sake of My name, and have not grown weary. But I have this against you: You have departed from your first love! Therefore, remember from what high state you have fallen and repent! DO the deeds you did at the first; if not, I will come to you and remove your lamp stand from its place – that is, if you do not repent. But you do have this going for you: You hate what the Nicolaitans practice – practices I also hate. The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, I will permit him to eat from the tree of life that is in the paradise of God.’

Compare with Jesus’ message to the “Church of God at Smyrnas.” (Revelations 2:8-11; (These are promised they‘ll not by harmed by the SECOND DEATH.)

Compare with Jesus’ message to “His Church in Pergamum. (Revelations 2:12-17; “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the One who has the sharp double-edged sword: ‘I know where you live – where Satan’s THRONE is. Yet you continue to cling to My name and you have not denied your faith in Me, even in the days of Antipas, My faithful witness, who was killed in your city where Satan lives. But I have a few things against you: You have some people there who follow the teaching of Balaam, who instructed Balak to put a stumbling block before the people of Israel so they would eat food sacrificed to idols and commit sexual immorality. In the same way, there are also some among you who follow the teaching of the Nicolatians. Therefore, repent! If not, I will come against you quickly and make war against those people with the sword of My mouth. The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, “overcomes” I will give him some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and on that stone will be written a new name that no one can understand except the one who receives it.’

Compare with (Revelations 2:18- “To the angel of “the Church in THYATIRA.” Study the whole.

Compare with (Revelations 3:1-6; “To the angel of The Church in SARDIS write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the One who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars: ‘I know your deeds, that you have a reputation that you are alive, but in reality you are dead.” Study the whole.

Compare with (Revelations 3:7-13; “To the angel of “the Church in PHILIDEPHIA” write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the Holy One, the True One, who holds the key of David, who opens doors no one can shut, and shuts doors no one can open: ‘I know your deeds. Study the whole.

Compare with (Revelations 3:14- “To the angel of the church in LAODICEA write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ORIGINATOR of God’s creation. (Study the whole and review (John 1:1-5 & Colossians 1:15-20) We don’t think Paul was privileged to see Jesus’ revelations to John before his death. In some areas we’re perhaps more privileged than was Paul.

Mockeries of Truth, chapter 10

July 14th, 2019

7/14/19, God’s 4th month, 11th day of Tamuz, 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

Today’s Christendom groups are less spiritual than God’s church at Corinth Greece in Paul’s day. We have the divided pulls of Orthodox and Roman Catholicism, fifty or more Protestant groups, Judaism, Hinduism, Moslem and others, attempting to compete with Jesus’ Good News about the Kingdom of God. Around Corinth and Ephesus particularly it was in large part followers of the Goddess Dianna “like the silversmith of Ephesus making shrines to Artemis.” (See Acts 19:) Like pagans, law keeping Judaism and imposters competing with Jesus’ Good News about the Kingdom of God. Today’s divided Christendom groups aren’t ready for solid spiritual food  because they’re fleshy and Jesus hasn’t called nor open their minds to understand the spirituality of His Way.

(1Cor 3:1-4; “So, brothers and sisters, I could not speak to you as spiritual people, but instead as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready. In fact, you are still not ready, for you are still influenced by the flesh. For since there is still jealousy and dissension among you, are you not influenced by the flesh and behaving like unregenerate people? (4) For whenever someone says, “I am with Paul,” or “I am with Apollos,” “are you not merely human?”)

Fleshly naïve people are merely humans looking to personalities rather than seeking truth and proving Jesus’ message. Born from above “Believers IN people” aren‘t merely human but alive in Jesus’ way. They walk as believers IN and practice obedience out of gifted love of God.

(1 Cor 3:5-10; “What is Apollos really? Or what is Paul? Servants through whom you came to believe and each of us in the ministry the Lord gave us. I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused it to grow. So neither the one who plants counts for anything, nor the one who waters, but God who causes the growth. (8) The one who plants and the one who waters work as one, but each will receive his reward according to his work. We. “apostles” are coworkers belonging to God. You are God’s field, God’s building. (10) According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master-builder I laid a foundation, but someone else builds on it. And each one must be careful how he builds.”)

Only with the truth, “can one build a church of God.” Personality and charisma without truth “only builds a fleshly social club” not a “God’s View Assembly.” Fleshly minded people aren’t careful how they build, “they only want to lord over an increasing number of people.” They want to boast of their accomplishments. This nature in mankind causes denominationalist to boast about their church, their faith. their membership and their salvation.

Spiritual peace is only through The Light, “Jesus.” People believing IN Jesus’ message are His Elect and only “if possible can they be deceived.” (See Matthew 24:22, 24 & 31.)

(Ephesians 2:17-22; “And He came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near, so that through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer foreigners and non-citizens, but you ’gentiles’ are fellow citizens with the Saints and members of God’s household, because you, “followers of Jesus” have been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone. In Him the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”)

Paul taught the Corinthians the same message Jesus taught the Israelites. We called out Believers IN are individually temples of God, “in the spirit.”

(1 Cor 3:11-15; “For no one can lay any foundation other than what is being laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw, each builder’s work will be plainly seen, for the Day will make it clear, because it will be revealed by fire. And the fire will test what kind of work each has done. If what someone has built survives, he will receive a reward. (15) If someone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss. He himself will be saved, but only as through fire.”) (In an attempt to clarify the referent, some translations add “of Christ” after “Day”; others specify this as “judgment day” or “the day of judgment.” The Day refers to the Day of the Lord Jesus Christ, when each Christian worker will appear before Christ for evaluation of his life ministry.

This world’s fleshly, instinctive minded teachers are blinded to the fact that many will be saved during Jesus’ millennial reign! Many will become Believers IN Jesus’ truth only when it’s revealed to them. Paul’s constant motivation, as ours should be, “is to be pleasing the Lord in that day” and receive his commendation. See 2Cor 5:9-10 & 1Cor 4:5).

(1Cor 3:16-17; “Do you, “Christians” not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If someone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, which is what you are.”)

It’s the mystery not understood by a majority of professing Christians. Unless God’s spirit lives in us; we are not Christ Like. Getting people to think in this regard is a problem, “because of the demonic influences of this world’s system of things.” This world Christendom’s influence. People gifted to Believe IN Jesus’ truth, “desire to live it.” The holy spirit in us does not make us do, “but gives us the desire and effort to be like Jesus.” (See Philippians 2:13)

If not careful, “we individually may become like those Believers in the Corinth Church of God who could only handle milk of the message. Jesus’ apostles taught us the things we need to guard against.

(1Cor 3:18-23; “Guard against self-deception, each of you. If someone among you thinks he is wise in this age, let him become foolish so that he can become wise. For the wisdom of this age is foolishness with God. As it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness.” And again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” So then, no more boasting about mere mortals! For everything belongs to you, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future. Everything belongs to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.”)

Many people calling themselves Christian are mere denominationalist boasting about their favorite teacher, etc.

(1Cor 4:1-5; “One should think about us, “we apostles” this way – as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Now what is sought in stewards is that one be found faithful. So for me, it is a minor matter that I am judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not acquitted because of this. The one who judges me is the Lord. So then, do not judge anything before the time. Wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the motives of hearts. Then each will receive recognition from God.”)

Attempting to examine oneself in Jesus’ light isn’t judging. May we realize that God knows us better than we can know ourselves. Thus only He can judge us righteously.

The Feast of Unleavened Bread Principle.

(1Cor 4-6-13; “I have applied these things to myself and Apollos because of you, brothers and sisters, so that through us you may learn “not to go beyond what is written,” so that none of you will be puffed up in favor of the one against the other. For who concedes you any superiority? What do you have that you did not receive? (As gifted.) And if you received it, why do you boast as though you did not? Already you are satisfied! Already you are rich! You have become kings without us! I wish you had become kings so that we could reign with you! For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to die, because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to people. (10) We are fools for Christ, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, we are dishonored! To the present hour we are hungry and thirsty, poorly clothed, brutally treated, and without a roof over our heads. We do hard work, toiling with our own hands. When we are verbally abused, we respond with a blessing, when persecuted, we endure, when people lie about us, we answer in a friendly manner. We are the world’s dirt and scum, even now.

Warns as a father.

(1Cor 4:14-21; “I am not writing these things to shame you, but to correct you as my dear children. For though you may have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, because I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I encourage you, then, be imitators of me. For this reason, I have sent Timothy to you, who is my dear and faithful son in the Lord. He will remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in every church. Some have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you. But I will come to you soon, if the Lord is willing, and I will find out not only the talk of these arrogant people, but also their power. (20) For the kingdom of God is demonstrated not in idle talk but with power. What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod of discipline or with love and a spirit of gentleness?)

Jesus’ apostles taught the churches to lovingly and prayerfully shun those who turned from the faith, so they would repent. After God the Father and God the Son are revealed, a turning to Jesus’ righteous practices and from things that are lawless in God’s View is desired. Acknowledgment of A Belief IN Jesus is essential. Unbelievers do attempt to deceive congregations, “they’re usually a person with credentials desiring to lord over and twist Jesus’ good news.” Paul’s message reminds Believers how they first became believed IN, “how they were gifted with desire and effort to understand through their hearing and be spiritually led to practice love as defined by God..

Jesus’ good news went out with power and tangible miracles, establishing that He is Re-Creator, Creator, Sustainer, Deliverer, Lord of Lords and our Mediator. He’s The One through whom is eternal life, “through whom is the inheritance and whose promises are sure.” His doing instantaneous healings, Re-Creating fish and bread feeding thousands, resurrecting Lazarus and doing like miracles through His apostles, “partially fulfills the prophecies He inspired the prophets to write about.” Final fulfillments will be during His millennial kingdom. Jesus’ first recorded miracle, “turning water to aged wine established Him as Re-Creator.” Jesus said; “Blessed are the people who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29.)

Indication being that, “we’d not always see instantaneous healings etc.” A lesson for us is that Jesus’ apostle Thomas was slow to believe IN Jesus’ resurrection, “we have the written account of when Thomas first saw the resurrected Jesus at John 20:24-29.” After seeing and feeling Jesus, Thomas said; “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blessed are the people who have not seen and yet have believed.” These things are recorded, in part, so we may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing IN we may inherit “eternal” life through Him.

Mockeries of Truth, chapter 9

July 10th, 2019

7/10/19, God’s 4th month, 7th day of Tamuz, 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

We observers of Sabbaths, “the seventh day and the seven annuals” catch flack from and in many cases persecution for doing so. Some accuse us of attempting to gain salvation by works, but it’s they who maintain that, “there’s a method by which people can be saved.” Jesus, His apostles and we Believers IN emphatically teach that God does the calling and fathering.

Encouragement to the Persecuted.

(2Thessalonians 1:5-12; “This is evidence of God’s righteous judgment, to make you worthy of the kingdom of God, for which in fact you are suffering. For it is right for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you and to you who are being afflicted to give rest together with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels. With flaming fire He will mete out punishment on those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will undergo the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His strength, when He comes to be glorified among His Saints and admired on that day among all who have believed – and you did in fact believe our testimony. And in this regard we pray for you always, that our God will make you worthy of His calling and fulfill by His power your every desire for goodness and every work of faith, that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.”)

We teach and believe we followers of Jesus are transformed from our previous fleshly mindset to Jesus’ spiritual thinking. (Ephesians 2:4-10; But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you are saved! and He ‘God the Father’ raised us up with Him ‘Jesus’ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, (WHY?) (7) to demonstrate in the coming ages the surpassing wealth of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (8) For by grace you are saved through ‘Jesus’’ faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast. For we  ‘Believers IN’ are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.”) (Prayerfully study the rest of Ephesians.)

Jesus knew He’s be rejected by law worshiping Israelites and

it was preplanned that He’d send some apostles to the Gentiles.

(John 1:11-13; He, “Jesus” came to what was His own, but His own people did not receive Him. But to all who have received Him – those who believe IN His name – He has given the right to become God’s children – “children not born by human parents or by human desire or a husband’s decision, but by God.”) (Know this: “if we believe IN, God gave it.”)

Heavenly Father: please give all truth seekers a zeal to study prayerfully, give Your desire and effort to practice Your Way. May we prayerfully yield to the mind of Jesus as we pray that our kingdom soon be established on earth. In the nature of Jesus we ask. AMEN

When given the desire, effort and opportunity to study the Holy Scriptures, contemplate on God’s Way and the result of failing to do so. We may be asked why we didn’t on that judgment day? Methodology thinkers don’t realize that Satan is the god this world’s system of things, thus they succumb to demonic thinking, “surely God will honor what seems right to me.”

Attempting to be providers,” governments play god to their populations.” Not far removed from the old Egyptian ruling Pharaohs who acted as gods too. For the most part, bureaucratic governments and educational leaders aren’t led to believe IN and so, have no or little regard for our Creator and His Ways. How so you may ask? They play into a system of bureaucrats scratching bureaucrats backs to keep support of the naive. Keeping status quo’s in place, at the expense of tax payers. They make particular educational degree requirements for various vocations etc. Methodology thinking religions mimic this same bureaucratic thinking. “A love of money” is the foundational error that keeps societies condoning bureaucrats making merchandise of them. Once in place, it’s almost impossible for societies to rid themselves of such bureaucratic enslavement.

The holy scriptures teach us that it’s natural for unbelievers to desire a king and them too desire lordship over others. This nature caused Israel to reject God through Samuel and God’s churches yield to deceivers during the apostolic era. True to Jesus’ predictions, this became more prevalent after His apostles died. (Wolves in sheep clothing came in, disrupted people’s thinking and kicked true Believers out.”) Followers of Jesus had to scatter to avoid persecution and for the most part, we’ll be scattered until Jesus returns. The apostle Paul was careful to distinguish himself from false apostles. May we take notice again.

(1Cor 2:1-5; “When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come with superior eloquence or wisdom as I proclaimed the testimony of God. For I decided to be concerned about nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and with much trembling. (4) My conversation and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not be based on human wisdom but on the power of God.”) (Human educational certificates from so called higher learning is what’s worshiped today.)

God’s spiritual power gives life, open minds and defeats the devil through Jesus. When false teachers intruded and spoke of heritages, education and such, “Paul did defend his own human credentials.” Despots likened to the Pharaoh’s exerted themselves and caused confusion, then persecutors forcefully took the lead and falsely accused Christ Like people. Consider Paul’s summation to the Hebrews about the combination of Jesus’ faith and the persecutions of Believers IN, from the time of Gideon, to and through the apostolic era.

(Hebrews 11:32-40; “And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David, Samuel and the prophets. Through faith they conquered kingdoms, administered justice, gained what was promised, shut the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, gained strength in weakness, became mighty in battle, put foreign armies to flight, and women received back their dead raised to life. But others were tortured, NOT accepting release, to obtain RESURECTION to a better life. And others experienced mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, sawed apart, murdered with the sword; they went about in sheepskins and goatskins; they were destitute, afflicted, ill-treated (38) (the world was not worthy of them); they wandered in deserts and mountains and caves and openings in the earth. And these all were commended for their faith, yet they did not receive what was promised. For God had provided something better for us, so that they would be made perfect together with us.”)

Persecuting accusations used against Christians by unbelievers “was an accusation that Jesus was not miraculously conceived.” They couldn’t fathom Jesus being the only Son of God. Unbelievers held to a “three in one god doctrine” from paganism. Followers of Jesus “believing IN God the Father and God the Son” were expelled for not accepting their three in one doctrine. Soon these same persecutors began praying to Jesus’ mother, made imaginary statues with haloes and began honoring what God said was abominations to Him.

(1Cor 2:6-7; “Now we do speak wisdom among the mature, but not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are perishing. Instead we speak the wisdom of God, hidden in a mystery, that God determined before the ages for our glory.”)

Revealed knowledge worldly religions not grasping the awesomeness of revelations. Determining things before the ages and the glory of God’s calling “His chosen!” God’s putting His spirit in minds of chosen individuals. Remember, “His wisdom is purposely hidden from this world’s unbelievers.”

(1Cor 2:8-9; “None of the rulers of this age understood it. If they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But just as it is written, “Things that no eye has seen, or ear heard, or mind imagined, are the things God has prepared for those who love Him.”)

The Holy Scriptures recognize Jesus as the prophesied Messiah, Savior, the Son of God, Re-Creator, Creator, Deliverer, Mediator and coming King of Kings. The rich and folks in high positions, are for the most part purposely blinded, regarding Jesus’ personage.

(1Cor 2:10-16; “God has revealed these things to “the called” by His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the things of a man except the man’s spirit within him? So too, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God, “within him.” Now we “Believers IN” have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things that are freely given to us by God. (13) And we speak about these things, not with words taught US by human wisdom, but with those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people. The unbeliever doesn’t receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him. And he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. The one who is spiritual discerns all things, yet he himself is understood by no one. (16) For who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to advise him? But we “Christians” have the mind of Christ.”)

Remember PAUL is writing with authority, from our Creator. Christians are folks “born from above” “fathered by God.” We Believers IN, “are gifted with” the mind of Christ. Gifted with a mindset desiring to be lovingly obedient and overcome to the end! JESUS knows our situation. He came, “lived in the flesh to experienced humanity.” Paul taught the Hebrews, that Jesus learned obedience through things He suffered.

(Hebrews 5:7-10; “During His earthly life Christ offered both requests and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the One who was able to save Him from death and He was heard because of His devotion. Although He was a Son, He learned obedience through the things He suffered. And by being perfected in this way, He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, and He was designated by God as high priest in the order of Melchizedek.”)

Should we who’re “born from above” NOT have to learn from things we suffer? Should we not experience growing as did Jesus? The holy spirit of truth leads us to be alert to revelations, “things happening to and around us and “be led to practice obedience.” The people in God’s church at Corinth didn’t grow as Paul expected. Fleshly influences took their toll. Some didn’t stay true to Paul’s spiritual teaching. Unbelievers secretly slipped in. These things are written for our learning.

Mockeries of Truth, chapter 8

July 9th, 2019

7/8/19, God’s 4th month, 5th day of Tamuz, 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

As shared last study, “the only methodology to be saved is to keep God’s law perfectly.” That’s impossible because we’re all born heirs of Adam’s nature. Overcoming - conquering “that nature through Jesus’ gifted faith to our minds is the revealed way for each Believer IN. Jesus revealed it to John.

(Revelations 21:7-8; “The one who conquers will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.”) A second death is God’s fulfillment of, “in dying you’ll surely die.”

Our judge is Jesus’ Words. (John 12:47-50; “If anyone hears My words and does not obey them, I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world.” (48-50; The one who rejects Me and does not accept My words has a judge; the word I have spoken will judge him at the last day. For I have not spoken from My own authority, but the Father Himself who sent Me has commanded Me what I should say and what I should speak. And I know that His commandment is eternal life. Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told Me.”)

Jesus came as The Light to the world, but the world did not recognize Him. The world will recognize Him when He returns and Satan is bound.

Heavenly Father: thank You for blessing and believing IN You, Your Son Jesus and His promises. Thank You for Your gifted spirit of truth, joy, peace, knowledge and love for Your Way and one another. We praise and ask that You “help us be as thankful as we should be. In Jesus’ name we ask. AMEN.

Gifting Light to God’s church families.

Paul spent much time in Corinth. This ancient Greek city’s ruins are about 50 miles west of Athens Greece. Jesus established The Church of God at Corinth and other places through Paul. These mostly of gentiles heritage were being influenced by Satan using Judaism and paganism. Both groups tempted the people to turn back to the old fleshly nature’s methodologies and old customs honoring the creation rather than the Creator. The devil goal is to hinder spiritual understanding and growth.

(1Cor 1:1-3; From Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Sosthenes, our brother: to the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who are sanctified, “set apart” in Christ Jesus, and called to be Saints, with all those in every place who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!”)

Note: each apostle’s letter goes out from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ with their authority. The apostles had revealed authority to say, “from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Each was directly taught by Jesus personally or through His gifted revelation. Each apostle was set aside as ambassador’s of Jesus and God’s Kingdom. All genuine Christians “Believers IN” are called to be ambassadors’ of Jesus’ kingdom. Each having various responsibilities in relation to God gifted talents. Paul is writing to the Saints in every place, to all who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(1Cor 1:4-9; I always thank my God for you, “followers of Jesus” because of the grace of God that was given to you in Christ Jesus. For you were MADE rich in every way in Him, in all your speech and in every kind of knowledge just as the testimony about Christ has been confirmed among you – so that you do not lack any spiritual gift as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. (8) He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.)

Note the lessons: God called, made, revealed Himself and promised strength to overcome to the end. Why? That we may have fellowship with His Son, Jesus. God the Father through His spirit of truth grows Believers IN, “in every kind of knowledge and teaches us to be cautious with our speech.”

(1Cor 1:10-12; “I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to agree together, to end your divisions and to be united by the same mind and purpose. (That’s clothing and immersing in Jesus, being united as is God the Father and God the Son.)

For members of Chloe’s household have made it clear to me, my brothers and sisters, that there’s quarrels among you. Now I mean this, that each of you is saying, “I am with Paul,” or “I am with Apollos,” or “I am with Peter,” or “I am with Christ.”

(1Cor 1:13-17; “Is Christ divided? Paul wasn’t crucified for you, was he? Or were you in fact baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius, so that no one can say that you were baptized in my name! (I also baptized the household of Stephanus. Otherwise, I do not remember whether I baptized anyone else. (17) For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel – and not with clever speech, so that the cross of Christ would not become useless.”)

The apostles only baptized “in the name of Jesus.” Paul didn’t want to use his speaking proficiency, “he knew the weakness in human nature.” That naïve people are easily persuaded by flamboyancy. Through such many have yielded to the flesh, using demonic influence to built demonic cults. Paul is saying; “I could used clever speech, bring attention to myself rather than Jesus. The naïve do think personality, credentials  and rated schools rather than, “knowing Jesus’ message.” Spirit led apostles and teachers today are careful “NOT allowing themselves to be overly esteemed.”

(1Cor 1:18; “For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to we who are being saved it is the power of God.”) Believers are in the state - process of being saved to eternal life. Unbelievers are in a state of perishing while in their temporary fleshly bodies.

(1Cor 1:19; “For it’s written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will thwart the cleverness of the intelligent.”)

Paul was mindful of Jesus’ inspiring Isaiah’ words.

(Isaiah 29:13-16; The sovereign Master says, “These people say they are loyal to Me; they say wonderful things about Me, but they are not really loyal to Me. Their worship consists of nothing but man-made ritual. Therefore I will again do an amazing thing for these people – an absolutely extraordinary deed. Wise men will have nothing to say, the sages will have no explanations.” Those who try to hide their plans from the Lord are as good as dead, who do their work in secret and boast, ‘Who sees us?’ ‘Who knows what we’re doing?’ Your thinking is perverse! Should the Potter be regarded as clay? Should the thing made say about its maker, “He didn’t make me”? Or should the pottery say about the Potter, “He doesn’t understand”?)

(1Cor 1:19-25; “Where is the wise man? Where is the expert in the Mosaic law? Where is the debater of this age? Has God not made the wisdom of the world foolish? For since in the wisdom of God the world by its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased to save those who believe by the foolishness of preaching. For Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks ask for wisdom, but we preach about a crucified Christ, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles. (24) But to those who’re called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. (25) For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.”)

Paul and most apostles referred to Isaiah’s text speaking to this latter age! Through the power of preaching - writing sound words, “God reveals Jesus, opens minds, calls a people out and grants repentance to individual minds. NOW consider more from Isaiah’s 29th chapter as he speaks to the coming millennial age .

(Isaiah 29:17-24; ““In just a very short time Lebanon will turn into an orchard, and the orchard will be considered a forest. At that time the deaf will be able to hear words read from a scroll, and the eyes of the blind will be able to see through deep darkness. The downtrodden will again rejoice in the Lord; the poor among humankind will take delight in the Holy One of Israel. For tyrants will disappear, those who taunt will vanish, and all those who love to do wrong will be eliminated – those who bear false testimony against a person, who entrap the one who arbitrates at the city gate and deprive the innocent of justice by making false charges. So this is what the Lord, the one who delivered Abraham, says to the family of Jacob: Israel  “followers of Jesus” will no longer be ashamed; their faces will no longer show their embarrassment. For when they see their children, whom I will produce among them, they will honor My name. They will honor the Holy One of Jacob; they will respect the God of Israel. Those who stray morally will gain understanding; those who complain will acquire insight.”)

Many are ashamed that they believe IN the God of Abraham, because to do so makes them out to be strange in this deceived age. Jesus inspired the holy prophets to write about His kingdom being established on earth.

(1Cor 1:26-31; “Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position. But God CHOSE what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God CHOSE what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. God CHOSE what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something, so that no one can boast in His presence. He “God the Father” is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, (31) so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”) God the Father’s CHOOSING people is the reason they have a relationship with Christ Jesus!

Characteristically God works through the weak and brings about what seems impossible to people. Think of Jacob; he was the weak brother. Think of John the Baptist being born to parents past their reproductive age. In verse 31 above Paul is referencing Jeremiah 9:, so, let’s get a feel for how Jesus had Jeremiah pen this.

(Jeremiah 9:23-26; The Lord says, “Wise people should not boast that they are wise.

Powerful people should not boast that they are powerful. Rich people should not boast that they are rich. (24) If people want to boast, they should boast about this: They should boast that they understand and know Me. They should boast that they know and understand that I, the Lord, act out of faithfulness, fairness, and justice in the earth and that I desire people to do these things,” says the Lord. (25) The Lord says, “Watch out! The time is soon coming when I will PUNISH all those who are circumcised ONLY in the flesh. (26) That is, I will punish the Egyptians, the Judeans, the Edomites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, and all the desert people who cut their hair short at the temples. I will do so because none of the people of those nations are really circumcised in the Lord’s sight. Moreover, none of the people of Israel are circumcised when it comes to their hearts.”)

People ONLY circumcised in the flesh, normally apply self righteous pride to their doing things, worshiping laws rather than the law giver and customs handed down from paganism. It seems that no one understands the connection of cutting hair short at the temples, to circumcision. What we do understand is that in God’s sight, “circumcision should be of the heart.” Physical circumcision always looked forward to the spiritual circumcision “the magnification of it’s covenant and our thinking.”

Wise, powerful and the rich get praise of people, make merchandise of those they pretend to serve. Governments of man always make merchandise of people. The love of money and what it can do, is the root of all evil. (See 1Timothy 8:10) Fleshly man has nothing to boast about. (Jesus is saying through Jeremiah, “if people must boast, they should boast that they understand and know Me.” Who can understand and know our Creator, except He reveal Himself? To Believers IN it’s clear that God does the choosing, calling and grants His gift of repentance. Believers IN will be in the first and spiritual resurrection.

God is the judge, who knows the heart of all people; all will be judged according to their deeds and Jesus’ Word. When? At His timing. There’s to be a second resurrection for judgment and a second death for the hostile disobedient, “eternal life for Believers IN.” See the result for refusing to believe IN, “refusing to be repentant.” (See Revelations 2:11. 20:6, 20:14 & 21:8)

Mockeries of Truth, chapter 7

July 8th, 2019

7/8/19, God’s 4th month, 5th day of Tamuz, 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

When it comes to life’s practices and God’s Way, Satan has the majority thinking there’s no such thing as, “the truth or absolutes.” Not surprising to our Creator nor to His people. God is absolute, “His Way, His Truths” are absolutes. Jesus had His prophets foretelling this mental condition revealed to His apostles. “A no absolute teaching” is of the devil. (Followers of Jesus know there’s no moral unity nor spiritual cohesiveness in communities, families and nations when such thinking prevails.) Its Satan’s way “making himself god of this age.” When demonic lies are accepted people are vulnerable to total confusions.

Thinking God’s doctrinal truths differ for different individuals is equally absurd. Such thinking is demonic ploy, “a major divisionary deception Satan has put forth.” “Likewise your truth may not be my truth is absurd.“ Satan’s strategy causes many people groups to assume, “condoning one another’s doctrinal views, “regardless how radical” is the way to peaceful unity.” Whole naïve populations don’t understand that such condoning leads to a progressive moral decline. A decline likened to Sodom and Gomorra and why the Noah day flood.

It’s prophesied, “Satan’s deceptions will cause people to worship an image of the beast and a miracle working demonically led individual, before Jesus returns.” To cap it off, Satan is manifesting himself and his followers as angels of light. Jesus revealed the following to His apostle John and we believers.

(Rev 13:11-18; “Then I saw another beast coming up from the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but was speaking like a dragon. He exercised all the ruling authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and those who inhabit it worship the first beast, the one whose lethal wound had been healed. (13) He performed momentous signs, even making fire come down from heaven in front of people and, by the signs he was permitted to perform on behalf of the beast, he deceived those who live on the earth. He told those who live on the earth to make an image to the beast who had been wounded by the sword, but still lived. (15) The second beast was empowered to give life to the image of the first beast so that it could speak, and could cause all those who did not worship the image of the beast to be killed. He also caused everyone (small and great, rich and poor, free and slave) to obtain a mark on their right hand or on their forehead. Thus no one was allowed to buy or sell things unless he bore the mark of the beast – that is, his name or his number. This calls for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the beast’s number, for it is man’s number, and his number is 666.”)

Only people to whom Jesus’ good news message is revealed, “His Elect” will not be deceived. Only in recent years is the workings of such things understood. This age of computer chips and bar coding makes such systems work. (When our Creator and His message isn’t believed IN, “this world’s populations are vulnerable to the demonic.” Study Jesus’ revelations to John. Read it out loud as Jesus suggest.

(Rev 14:9-12; “A third angel followed the first two, declaring in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and takes the mark on his forehead or his hand, that person will also drink of the wine of God’s anger that has been mixed undiluted in hthe cup of His wrath and he will be tortured with fire and sulfur in front of the holy angels and in front of the Lamb. And the smoke from their torture will go up forever and ever, and those who worship the beast and his image will have no rest day or night, along with anyone who receives the mark of his name. ”This requires the steadfast endurance of the Saints – those who obey God’s commandments and hold to their faith in Jesus.”)

Our belief must be in Jesus, “not a conjured up personal faith.” God’s commandments include remembering His Sabbaths! The seventh of seven annual Sabbaths is “The Last Great Day” it’s the eighth day of the “Feast of Tabernacles” and foreshadows God’s righteous judgment.

Judgment.

(Rev 19:19-21; “Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to do battle with the One who rode the horse and with His army. Now the beast was seized, and along with him the false prophet who had performed the signs on his behalf – signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. Both of them were thrown alive into the lake of fire burning with sulfur. The others were killed by the sword that extended from the mouth of the One who rode the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves with their flesh.”)

God’s allowing Satan to deceive modern day fleshly thinkers, “those attempting to respect all religions doctrines equally.” People discounting the validity of God’s holy scriptures.

To a Samaritan woman, Jesus said; “You people worship what you do not know.” We worship what we know, because salvation is from the Jews, (Those whom God reveals Himself.) But a time is coming – and now is here – when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such people to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and the people who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:22-24)

Jesus’ Truth was revealed to His prophets and apostles, Paul explained to the Galatians and all followers of Jesus, “God’s called are by promise as was Isaac.” Review the previous study.

(Gal 4:28-31; “But you, brothers and sisters, are children of the promise like Isaac. But just as at that time the one born by natural descent persecuted the one born according to the Spirit, so it is now. (30) But what does the scripture say? “Throw out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman will not share the inheritance with the son” of the free woman. Therefore, brothers and sisters, we ‘followers of Jesus’ are not children of the slave woman but of the free woman.”)

Christians are a Christ like people and Believers IN Him by promise, as was Isaac. Christ like people are such “because of God‘s fathering them” a people miraculously “born from above.” (Fleshly instinctive minded people are those of natural descent and have natural animosity toward God’s chosen.) God’s chosen are gifted to exercise gifted freedom in Jesus and practice His Way, “avoiding much of the bondage Satan has the world in.”

(Gal 5:1-6; “For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be subject again to the yoke of slavery. Listen! I, Paul, tell you that if you allow yourselves be circumcised, “for the purpose of gaining salvation.” Christ will be of no benefit to you at all! And I testify again to every man who lets himself be circumcised, “thinking it saves” that he is obligated to obey the whole law. You who are trying to be declared righteous by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace! For through the Spirit, by faith, we wait expectantly for the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor un-circumcision carries any weight – the only thing that matters is, “Jesus’” faith working through love.”)

Christian obedience must be from a love of God point of view. Loving the spiritual intent of His law. It’s ridiculous to think Paul’s meaning is, “if people lets themselves be circumcised, they loose the benefit of salvation.” (The principle through out scripture is, “if a person thinks salvation is by the law, then the whole law must be kept perfectly!) That is in fact the only methodology in which one can obtain salvation, “keep the whole law perfectly.”  Paul had to contend with those teaching that circumcision was a must for salvation.

Feast of Unleavened Bread’s Principle Discussed.

(Gal 5:7-12; “You, “followers of Jesus” were running well, who prevented you from obeying the truth? This persuasion does not come from the One who calls you! A little yeast makes the whole batch of dough rise! I am confident in the Lord that you will accept no other view. But the one who is confusing you will pay the penalty, whoever he may be. Now, brothers and sisters, if I am still preaching circumcision, “for salvation” why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed. (12) I wish those agitators would go so far as to castrate themselves!”)

Yeast is that which puffs up and pictures sin in God‘s view. Paul was likely writing, after the Passover season and looking back to the week of Unleavened Bread, “thus his analogy to yeast puffing up.”

Fleshly Minded Opposed to Spiritual Minded.

(Gal 5:13-21; “For you, “Christians - by promise” were called to freedom, brothers and sisters, only do not use your freedom as an opportunity to indulge your flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law can be summed up in a single commandment, namely, “You must love your neighbor as yourself.” However, if you continually bite and devour one another, beware that you are not consumed by one another. (16) But I say, live by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh. For the flesh has desires that are opposed to the Spirit, and the Spirit has desires that are opposed to the flesh, for these are in opposition to each other, so that you cannot do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. (19) Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, depravity, idolatry, sorcery, hostilities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish rivalries, dissensions, factions, envying, murder, drunkenness, carousing, and similar things. I am warning you, as I had warned you before: Those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God!”)

Compare with Jesus’ revelations to John, “at Revelations 21:8” to verses 19-21 above. Christians are led to practice God’s righteous Ways, “with the understanding that God is Truth, God is Love and Jesus died that our sins “lawlessness in His view.” That is so our inherited sin nature could be remitted. (Review the opposites of verses 19-21 above to chapter 5:)

(Gal 5:22-26; “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also behave in accordance with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, being jealous of one another.”) Compare with the love chapter “1Corinthians 13:” Behaving according to the spirit, “is to lovingly obey and worship in spirit and truth.”

(Gal 6:1-10; “Brothers and sisters, if a person is discovered in some sin, you who are spiritual restore such a person in a spirit of gentleness. Pay close attention to yourselves, so that you are not tempted too. (2) Carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. Let each one examine his own work. Then he can take pride in himself and not compare himself with someone else. For each one will carry his own load. (6) Now the one who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with the one who teaches it. Do not be deceived. God will not be made a fool. For a person will reap what he sows, because the person who sows to his own flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit. So we must not grow weary in doing good, for in due time we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who belong to the family of faith.”) Paul is teaching the principle of overcoming our fleshly nature to the end. Growing in the grace and knowledge of God.

(Gal 6:11-12; “See what big letters I make as I write to you with my own hand! Those who want to make a good showing in external matters are trying to force you to be circumcised. They do so only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.”)

Our inherited nature coaches us to go with what’s customary. The Pharisee mentality regarding the law prevailed among fleshly thinking Israelites then and the fleshly minded today, “not wanting to be ostracized by family, community and society.”

(Gal 6:13-17; “For those who are circumcised do not obey the law themselves, but they want you to be circumcised so that they can boast about your flesh. (boast of having made a convert) (14) But may I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision nor un-circumcision counts for anything; the only thing that matters is a new creation! “To be reborn from above.” (16) And all who will behave in accordance with this rule, peace and mercy be on them, and on the Israel of God. (17) From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear the marks of Jesus on my body. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.”)

The Israel of God, are followers of Jesus, “a people God fights for.” Paul is saying, “he is as one dead to the world and the world is as dead to him.” (Agreeing with Jesus’ words, “Paul and followers of Jesus, are in the world but not of the world.”) The world is as dead to followers of Jesus.

Debating circumcision and law keeping counts for nothing, all that matters is that Christ Jesus be formed in us, making us a new creation. If we belong to Christ, then we are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.” Gal 3:29. May the love of God grow in us.

Mockeries of Truth, chapter 6

July 5th, 2019

7/5/19, God’s 4th month, 2nd day of Tamuz 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

Paul is teaching salvation through Jesus’ gifted faith, “a Belief IN Jesus” as He manifest Himself to be through Paul’s defining his Lord at Colossians 1:15-20. (He’s the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven and on earth were created by Him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through Him and for Him. He Himself is before all things and all things are held together in Him. He’s the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that He Himself may become first in all things. For God ‘The Father’ was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in the Son and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross – through Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.”)

(When a person is gifted with this Jesus’ faith many obstacles regarding beliefs are removed. (1) No more doubt about God the Father and God the Son’s deity, ‘relationship’ and purpose. (2) Jesus is the first born to rule over all creation. (3) Jesus created everything that‘s been created and all things are Created for Him. (4) Jesus is before all things, holds all together and sustains all “the sun and all planets.” (5) Jesus is head of His church family, “its doctrine” and each individual Believers IN. (6) God the Father is pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Jesus. (7) Jesus will reconcile all things to the Father, making peace through His blood.)

(1Cor 15:20-28; But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, ‘Adam’ the resurrection of the dead also came through a man. ‘Jesus’ For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him. (24) Then comes the end, when He ‘Jesus’ hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He ‘Jesus’ has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power. (25) For He ‘Jesus’ must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be eliminated is death. (27) For He ‘God the Father’ has put everything in subjection under His ‘Jesus’ feet. But when it says “everything” has been put in subjection, it is clear that this does not include the One

‘God the Father’ who put everything in subjection to Him. (28) And when all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself will be subjected to the One who subjected everything to Him, so that God may be all in all.”) (Please study the whole.)

Believing in this Son of God “Jesus” saves to eternal life. Makes believers IN atOne with the Father and the Son.

(Gal 3:25-29; “But now that, “Jesus’ faith has come, we “Christians” are no longer under a guardian. For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through “Jesus’” faith. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female – for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. (29) And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”)

If immersed, “baptized” in Jesus and ‘clothed’ have put on Jesus, we’re heirs by promise as is Abraham. “We’re mature and grounded in Jesus’ faith.” when we believe IN Jesus. Then as converted followers we desire practices pleasing to Him.

(Gal 4:1-7; “Now I mean that the heir, as long as he is a minor, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything. But he ‘as a child’ is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. So also we, when we were minors, were enslaved under the basic forces of the world. (4) But when the appropriate time had come, God sent out His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we may be adopted as Sons with full rights. And because you are Sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, who calls “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave but a Son, and if you are a Son, then you are also an heir through Jesus.”)

When gifted with the spirit of Jesus, “the imputation of His thinking is gifted to our minds.” Then converted to maturity people look to the Father’s will as did Jesus.

(Gal 4:8-12; “Formerly when you did not know God, you were enslaved to beings that by nature are not gods at all. But now that you have come to know God (or rather to be known by God), how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless basic forces? Do you want to be enslaved to them all over again? (10) You are observing religious days and months and seasons and years. I fear for you that my work for you may have been in vain. I beg you, brothers and sisters, become like me, because I have become like you. You have done me no wrong!”)

Remember, Paul is writing to converted gentiles.

God chooses and knows those He calls and reveals Himself. Fleshly, instinctive thinking professing Christians like to use verse 10 as a stand alone text to justify their desire to be disobedience. Through, “Acts of the Apostles” it’s recorded that Paul and others hurried to Jerusalem, to keep God’s feast days. They taught on God’s Sabbaths etc. These Galatians were primarily gentiles, “wanting to keep religious times and customs they were accustomed to.” (Had Paul been referring to God’s Sabbaths; “he’d not be speaking of the manner in which the people were observing.” Not that they should pay no attention to times holy to God.)

(Gal 4:13-16; “But you know it was because of a physical illness that I first proclaimed the gospel to you, and though my physical condition put you to the test, you did not despise or reject me. Instead, you welcomed me as though I were an angel of God, as though I were Christ Jesus Himself! Where then is your sense of happiness now? For I testify about you that if it were possible, you would have pulled out your eyes and given them to me! So then, have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?”) (Now verse 17 is going to make it obvious that Paul is speaking of pagan religious times in verse 10; “not God’s holy times.)

Gal 4:17-20; “They “the imposters” court you eagerly, but for no good purpose; they want to exclude you, so that you would seek them eagerly. However, it is good to be sought eagerly for a good purpose at all times, and not only when I am present with you. My children – I am again undergoing birth pains until Christ is formed in you! I wish I could be with you now and change my tone of voice, because I am perplexed about you.”)

As we grow in the grace and knowledge of God, “Christ’s mind is formed in us.” Paul is perplexed at the people’s not staying true to the message heard when they first believed.

(Gal 4:21-23; “Tell me, you who want to be under the law, do you not understand the law? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. But one, the son by the slave woman, was born by natural descent, while the other, the son by the free woman, was born through the promise.”)

We Believers IN are made Christ like through promised grace. We’re called and pre-chosen as was Isaac. NOT because of works or good effort on our part. (Hagar and Sarah represent two covenants.)

(Gal 4:24-27; “These things may be treated as an allegory, for these women represent two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai bearing children for slavery; this is Hagar. (Such fleshly minded people, need the law as their schoolmaster. ) (25) Now Hagar represents Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our “we Christians” mother. (27) For it is written: “Rejoice, O barren woman who does not bear children; break forth and shout, you who have no birth pains, because the children of the desolate woman are more numerous than those of the woman who has a husband”)

Believing IN, “Christians” are by promise as was Isaac. Now Isaac was the weaker of the two brothers, characteristic of God’s calling the weak. Hagar represents folks attempting to conjure up their own faith. Allow Paul definition of a Christians.

(1 Corinthians 1:26-31; ““Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position. But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something, so that no one can boast in His presence. He “God the Father” is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.””)

Most called out people come from the category the world considers weak. Least likely for success by this world‘s standards. Let us not forget, “God knew us before we knew Him.

Mockeries of Truth, chapter 5

July 4th, 2019

7/4/19, God’s 4th month, 1st day of Tamuz 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham. Observe God’s new moon today.

The divisionary god of this age has all nations bickering. In the USA it’s demonic hatred of everything conservative. The more radical the better from the demonic view. Thankfully followers of Jesus know He’ll bring peace and righteous judgment as His prophetic and perpetual promises to Believers IN unfold. Genuine Christ Like people are praying “time be shortened and that day soon come.” (Matt 24:21-22; For then there will be great suffering unlike anything that has happened from the beginning of the world until now, or ever will happen. And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the Elect those days will be cut short.)

(Gal 3:6-8; “Just as Abraham believed ‘IN’ God, and it was credited to him as righteousness, so then understand that those who believe ’IN’ are the sons of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, proclaimed the gospel to Abraham ahead of time, saying, “All the nations will be blessed in you.”)

How is it that all nations will be blessed in Abraham? His DESCENCENT is Jesus! Allow Paul’s explanation.

(Galatians 3:15-16; “Brothers and sisters, I offer an example from everyday life: When a covenant has been ratified, even though it is only a human contract, no one can set it aside or add anything to it. Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his descendents. Scripture does not say, “and to the descendents,” referring to many, but “and to your “DESCENDENT,” referring to One, who is Christ.”

Jesus’ good news promises to Abraham about his descendents inheritances was by promise to the faithful because of his faithfulness. Believing IN God saves. The law was added because of an inherited hard hearted people’s need. Every individual NOT “born from above through faith” needs the law as their schoolmaster.

(Gal 3:17-18; “What I am saying is this: The law that came four hundred thirty years later ‘when Israel was delivered from Egyptian bondage’ does not cancel a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to invalidate the promise. For if the inheritance is based on the law, it is no longer based on the promise, but God graciously gave it to Abraham through the promise.”)

That promise is why Israel’s deliverance was predestined and why Believers IN “the DESCENDENT” are predestined. Meditate on it; if you’re a Believer “did you believe IN because of your smarts, intellect or good works?” Neither was Israel’s deliverance.

(Gal 3:19-24; “Why then was the law given? It was added because of transgressions, until the arrival of the descendant to whom the promise had been made. It ’the law’ was administered through angels by an intermediary. (20) Now an intermediary is not for one party alone, but God is One. (21) Is the law therefore opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. (There’d be no need for salvation by grace.) (22) But the scripture imprisoned everything and everyone under sin so that the promise could be given – because of the faithfulness of Jesus Christ – to those who believe.”) (Let’s back up to verse 9.)

(Gal 3:9-10; So then those who believe are blessed along with Abraham the Believer. For all who rely on doing the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not keep on doing everything written in the book of the law.””)

Through our inherited from Adam fleshly instinctive nature we can’t keep God’s law, perfectly nor “lovingly.” (Thinking to rely on the law in order to change one’s nature is a curse.)

(Gal 3:11-14; “Now it is clear no one is justified before God by the law, because the righteous one will live by faith. But the law is not based on faith, but the one who does the works of the law will live by them. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us (because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”) in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham would come to the Gentiles, so that we could receive the promise of the Spirit by faith.”)

Jesus’ gifted faith to our minds, puts a love of Jesus’ Way in our mind. A love for what Jesus ‘The Descendent’ loves and hatred of what Jesus hates..

Does Paul’s insightful writing to God’s church at Rome differ?

(Romans 6:15-23; “What then? Shall we sin (“shall we practice things God said, don’t do?”) because we are not under law but under grace? Absolutely not! Do you not know that if you present yourselves as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or obedience resulting in righteousness? But thanks be to God that though you were slaves to sin, you obeyed from the heart that pattern of teaching you were entrusted to, and having been freed from “the practices of” sin, you became enslaved to “Jesus’” righteousness. (I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh.) For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification. For when you were slaves of sin, you were free with regard to righteousness. (21) So what benefit did you then reap from those things that you are now ashamed of? For the end of those things is death. But now, freed from sin “practices God said don’t do” and enslaved to God, you have your benefit leading to sanctification, and the end is eternal life. For the payoff of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”) Followers of Jesus are spiritually led to lovingly practice the spiritual intent - ‘spiritual magnification’ of God’s law. Acknowledging all that’s holy to God.

Almighty God: We ask You to help us be the servants You’ve called us to be. Lead us from temptation and make us know that You’re our Deliverer. Thanks for the privilege of asking in the nature of Jesus. AMEN.

When we’re led to subscribe to God’s truth, “know He gave the desire and effort. See Philippines 2:13.

It’s a miraculous event when we’re led to believe IN God’s calling and revealing Himself.” The many saying, “we believe IN” doesn’t make it so. Most those saying “we believe in” actually mean “we believe that” a god of our imagination exist. It’s through gifted faith by grace that Jesus’ revelations of Himself and God the Father are gifted. Jesus taught through Paul that stringently practicing commandments legalistically can’t save. His Way is that we’re called to lovingly believe IN, “when He’s revealed.” (Remember Abraham’s believing God was counted for righteousness.) It’s through God’s grace that we believers IN inherit eternal life with Abraham. (See Galatians 3:29) We Believers IN and Abraham were known before the foundation of the world. Jesus knows each Elect, just as He knew Nathanael.

(John 1:47-51; “Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him and exclaimed, “Look, a true Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” Nathanael asked Him, “How do you know me?” Jesus replied, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” Nathanael answered Him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel!” Jesus said to him, “Because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these. “I tell all of you the solemn truth – you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”)

Believing IN Jesus is to know that He knew and called us, “as He knew each apostle before the foundation of the world and prepared them ahead of time for the mission he’d call them to. (Paul was a worldly Pharisee, God caused his education and his Roman citizenship to be assets.) He was called in spite of himself. Until Jesus revealed Himself, “Paul thought of Jesus much like Judaism does today.” Paul’s teachings are from the combination of Jesus’ revelations, his previous schooling and experiences in Judaism. That’s perhaps more evident when we study the book of Hebrews. Paul made use of all these when he wrote letters to the churches. Jesus’ revelations put a proper perspective on Paul’s education as it does ours. (Review the first part of this study.)

When Paul communicated with people about their being called, saved by promise and grace, “he understood firsthand.” That’s why he shared his Damascus experience. As a Pharisee keeper of the law, “Paul thought keeping the law was the way to eternal life.” Like denominationalist today, “he’d entertain that surely there’s a method by which people can be saved.” He didn’t understand believing IN faith and promises until it was gifted. Afterward he shared his gifted understanding, which is that “stringently; religiously keeping times and rules to gain salvation is idolatrous.”

It’s revealed that God the Father and God the Son are One in purpose. Jesus came to do the will of His Father.

Since Adam’s sinful disobedience, “all his procreated heirs inherited a lawless toward God nature “all born in sin.” Fleshly Israelites and all Adam’s descendents need the law for good and protection. Righteous laws actually separated them from the pagans, taught them how to love God and one another. God knew what the law would become to His stiff necked people. He knew the law would be idolized, “replacing Him in their mind.” He knew people couldn’t understand believing IN, “except they be born from above.”

(Gal 3:23; “Now before “Jesus’” faith came people were held in custody under the law, “kept as prisoners until the coming faith would be revealed and set them free.”)

Until Jesus is revealed and His faith gifted, “people need the law’s guide.” That makes the law good, not bad! Rather God’s laws are the best guardians ever gifted for a fleshly minded people.

(Gal 3:24; “Thus the law had become our “Israelites and gentiles‘” guardian until Christ is revealed, “so afterward we could be declared righteous by Jesus’ faith.”)

That is, “declared righteous by Jesus’ gifted faith living in us making us atOne with Him.” Until Christ? Until the Son of God is revealed to our minds “as He manifest Himself to be in the holy scriptures.” (Until His faith is imputed to our minds!) Until we can say with Paul; “I’ve been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who lives, but Christ lives in me.” Gal 2:20) When the love of God is shed abroad in our minds, “we’re His and we love His oracles.”