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The Gospel according to Luke, chapter 12

December 14th, 2018

To: The scattered church of God. (12/14/18) God’s 10 month, Tevet 6, 5779, until sunset.

When the Family, God the Father and Creator, ReCreator, Sustainer, Deliverer, Mediator, coming King of Kings, “Jesus” is revealed, there’s no room for Satan’s deceptions nor a love of this world’s system of things. Seeing God as family, fathering others is the truth to be built on, so we may worship in spirit and truth, grow in the grace and knowledge of God.

Worldly religions don’t grasp the fact that God purposely allows Satan to be the god of this unbelieving world until an appointed time. Allowing Satan and his followers to present “manifest” themselves as angels of light. (See 2Corinthians 11:14) Unbelievers professing a belief in God while practicing the way of Baal, Diana etc, are tools of Satan. Followers of Jesus are called to believe IN, be atOne with Him, grow in grace and knowledge with a faith like Abraham’s. Followers of Jesus are called to over-come the nature inherited from Adam and be clothed in the nature of Jesus, gifted with spiritually revealed understanding that’s miraculously imputed to the mind. God the Father reveals Himself to a called people of His choosing, while allowing many sincere people to remain in spiritual darkness. (Loving Jesus as He’s manifested to be in the holy scriptures is gifted revelation.) Jesus characterizes it as being born again. A fathering of His spirit, gifted to characteristically “as the wind blows.” Jesus explained it during the Feast of Tabernacles season He was keeping.

 

(John 3:7-8; “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.”) Every recording of people’s receiving the Holy Spirit is similar. On the Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension it came visibly, sounding like wind, people miraculously heard and saw the likeness of tongues of fire set on each. Mary visited Elizabeth when she was about six months with John, on hearing Mary’s voice she and baby were recipients of the Holy Spirit. When Peter visited Cornelius’ home, his whole family was filled with God’s spirit.

 

The same Jesus promised deliverance of Abraham’s descendents “Israel” from sinful Egypt. Telling Abraham, “when the sins of the Amorites get to a particular point, I’ll give their lands to your descendents. He destroyed and had Israel destroy whole pagan populations. Loving Jesus’ righteous acts are gifted to the called! Hostiles claiming to love Jesus, “don’t know His deity nor His righteous characteristics.” It was Jesus on Mt. Sinai who gave Moses the ten commandments. (See John 1:1-5 and Colossians 1:15-20)

(John 14:15 “If you love Me, you will obey My commandments. Then I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be with you forever – the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it does not see Him or know Him. But you know Him, because He resides with you and will be in you.”) Note that Jesus defines “advocate” as, “one being with you forever the spirit of truth.” “advocate is the spirit of truth.” Some translators prefer “comforter” rather than “advocate.” “If you love Me?” Is to say, “If you love Me as I’m manifested to be in the holy scriptures.” (Not a “Me” as you or some denomination imagine Me to be.) Christendom in general loves a Jesus of various and many imaginations. Many wear crosses or trinkets to show their love for their imaginary Jesus. Many go to great lengths to show their love by attending a worship service on a fictitious set aside day “celebrating Jesus’ birth.” (They’re demonstrating a love of their Jesus.) (When Jesus says, “if you love Me” He’s speaking of Himself as the prophets and He Himself proclaims Himself to be in His inspired book, “The Revelations of Jesus to John.”)

 

The way of salvation “through Jesus’ shed blood sacrifice” was preplanned before Adam’s creation. The Family, God the Father and God the Son knew all Satan’s characteristics. Jesus’ disciples came back from a mission, telling of their successes. (Luke 10:17-18; “Then the seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in Your name!” So He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”) Satan’s allotted time purpose and demise was in God’s plan when he was thrown down. Abel’s worship with a blood sacrifice looked forward to Jesus’ shed blood for the remission of sin. After the flood and Israel’s deliverance, temple services with blood sacrifices, “all pointed to God’s planned salvation through Jesus. Jesus being Messiah, Savior, Mediator and King of Kings was pre-planned. (Resurrections, peace on earth under Jesus’ authority, deceiver Satan being bound, then loosed again to go out and deceive, judgment and New Jerusalem’s coming down were all preplanned.) Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, Creator and all knowing Pre-planner that all will worship one day.

Being led to Believe IN Jesus as He’s manifested to be, changes people’s inherited nature from “the way of get to the way of give.” It’s through God’s gifted spirit, “characterized as the wind blows” that our nature is changed, and we’re able to love as God loves and hate the things He hates.

(Luke 7:31-35; “To what then should I “Jesus” compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling out to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, yet you did not dance; we wailed in mourning, yet you did not weep.’ For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon!’ I “The Son of Man” has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at Him, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ But wisdom is vindicated by all her children.”) Jesus is describing our self serving, self righteous inherited from Adam fleshly nature. Without God’s revelations, we conjure up and worship according to the dictates of our minds. Writing to Christ like people, Jesus’ apostle Paul describes the benefits of living according to God’s new gifted nature.

(Colossians 3:1-17; “Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Keep thinking about things above, not things on the earth, for you ’Christians’ have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ (who is your life) appears, then you too will be revealed in glory with Him. So put to death whatever in your nature belongs to the earth: sexual immorality, impurity, shameful passion, evil desire, and greed which is idolatry. (6) Because of these things the wrath of God is coming on the sons “children” of disobedience. “Remember” You also “oncelived your lives in this way at one time, when you used to live among them. “worldly people” But now, put off all such things as anger, rage, malice, slander, abusive language from your mouth. Do not lie to one another since you “Christians” have put off the old man with its practices and have been clothed with the new man that is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of the One who created it. Here there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all and in all. (12) Therefore, as the Elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others. And to all these virtues add love, which is the perfect bond. Let the peace of Christ be in control in your heart (for you were in fact called as one body to this peace), and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and exhorting one another with all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, all with grace in your hearts to God. And whatever you do in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”) This is where we must be spiritual, if we’re to love as Jesus describes love in His sermon on the mount.

(Luke 7:36-50; “Now one of the Pharisees asked Jesus to have dinner with him, so He went into the Pharisee’s house and took His place at the table. Then when a woman of that town, who was a sinner, learned that Jesus was dining at the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster jar of perfumed oil. As she stood behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. She wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and anointed them with the perfumed oil. (39) Now when the Pharisee who had invited Jesus saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, He would know who and what kind of woman this is who is touching Him, that she is a sinner.” So Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” He replied, “Say it, Teacher.” “A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed him five hundred silver coins, and the other fifty. When they could not pay, he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?” (43) Simon answered, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled.” Jesus said to him, “You have judged rightly.” Then, turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house. You gave Me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You gave Me no kiss of greeting, but from the time I entered she has not stopped kissing My feet. You did not anoint My head with oil, but she has anointed My feet with perfumed oil. (47) Therefore I tell you, her sins, which were many, are forgiven, thus she loved much; but the one who is forgiven little loves little.” Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” But those who were at the table with Jesus began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”) The Alpha and Omega, the all knowing Jesus forgives sins. Study John’s defining words about who Jesus is at John 1:1-5 AND Paul’s description of the Jesus he proclaims at Colossians 1:15-20.

(Luke 8:1-3; “Some time afterward Jesus went on through towns and villages, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with Him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and disabilities: Mary (called Magdalene), from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna the wife of Cuza (Herod’s household manager), Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their own resources.”) These followers of Jesus provided for His and His apostles’ physical needs. The good news, “gospel” is about the kingdom of God being established on earth. How people are called, gifted with the “spirit of truth” and put in God’s Family! Jesus’ coming will include angelic power, and resurrecting the dead in Christ.

The Gospel according to Luke, chapter 11

December 13th, 2018

To: The scattered church of God. People with gifted desire to be atONE with Him. (12/13/18) God’s 10 month, Tevet 5, 5779, until sunset.

The same Deity “Creator Jesus” with God His Father’s perpetual support, chose to be begotten “fathered” in a virgin’s womb, experience human life without sin, so that through His blood sacrifice, He’d be sin for all who’re called to faithfully trust in Him for the gift of eternal life. To be heirs with faithful Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Compare Dr. Luke’s gospel account with Matthew, Mark and John’s, considering Moses and the prophets writings.

(LUKE 7:1-10; “After Jesus had finished teaching all this to the people, He entered Capernaum. A centurion there had a slave who was highly regarded, but who was sick and at the point of death. When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to Him, asking Him to come and heal his slave. When they came to Jesus, they urged Him earnestly, “He is worthy to have you do this for him, because he loves our nation, and even built our synagogue.” (6) So Jesus went with them. When He was not far from the house the centurion sent friends to say to Him, “Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy to have You come under my roof. That is why I did not presume to come to You. Instead, say the word and my servant must be healed. (8) For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me. I say to this one, ‘Go’ and he goes, to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” (9) When Jesus heard this, He was amazed at him. He turned and said to the crowd that followed him, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith!” So when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave well.”) This centurion was gifted to understand Jesus’ position, that Jesus was the Creator, Sustainer and as such, has power over sickness and life itself.

 

People who associate Jesus with winter equinox images, such as a child in a manger and a man hanging on a cross, “don’t think of Jesus as the all powerful Son of God worthy of obedience.” Nor the One through whom eternal life is inherited, or the One saying, “let us make man in Our image” He’s the One that called the Patriarchs, delivered Israelites from Egypt, One authorizing the killing of pagan people AND the coming all powerful King of Kings.

(Luke 7:11-17; “Soon afterward Jesus and His disciples went to a town called Nain. A large crowd went with Him. As Jesus approached the town gate, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother (who was a widow) and a large crowd from the town was with her. When the Lord saw her, He had compassion for her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then Jesus came up and touched the bier, and those who carried it stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!” (15) So the dead man sat up and began to speak and Jesus gave him back to his mother.” (A physical resurrection as was Lazarus’ and the many Saints who came out of their tombs when Jesus was resurrected. See Matthew 27:52-53) Fear seized them all, and they began to glorify God, saying, “A great prophet has appeared among us!” and “God has come to help His people!” This report about Jesus circulated throughout Judea and all the surrounding country.”)

 

This same Jesus through whom is life has all power, He’s coming as king of kings, doesn’t depend on circumstance and His promises are absolute. (John 5:24-25; “I “Jesus” tell you the solemn truth, the one who “understands” My message and believes IN the One who sent Me has eternal life and will not be condemned, but has crossed over from death to life.” I tell you the solemn truth, a time is coming – and is now here – when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear “understand” will live.”) Eternal life is gifted to Believers IN! They’ve crossed over from, “inherited eternal death through Adam” to “inherited eternal life through Jesus.” People gifted with this understanding will live.

(John 5:26-30; “For just as the Father has eternallife in Himself, thus He has granted the Son to have “eternal” life in Himself, and He “God the Father” has granted the Son authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man. (28) “Do not be amazed at this, because a time is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear His voice and will come out – the ones who have done what is good to the resurrection resulting in “eternal” life, and the ones who have done what is evil to the resurrection resulting in condemnation. I can do nothing on My own initiative. Just as I hear, I judge, and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of the One who sent Me.”) Jesus led and inspired His apostles to teach this same message. Believing IN Jesus is to be clothed with and immersed in His righteous Way. Only a few are gifted to understand and travel the narrow road. Matthew recorded Jesus as follows.

(Matt 7:13-15; “Enter through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the way is spacious that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. But the gate is narrow and the way is difficult that leads to life, and there are few who find it. “Watch out for false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are voracious wolves.”) Remember, we’re at the place in “Jesus’ Good News according to Luke” where the Baptist is jailed for having taught God’s truth.

(Luke 7:18-23; “John’s disciples informed Jesus about all these things. So John called two of his disciples and sent them to Jesus to ask, “Are You the One who is to come, or should we look for another?” When the men came to Jesus, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to You to ask, ‘Are you the One who is to come, or should we look for another?’” At that very time Jesus cured many people of diseases, sicknesses, and evil spirits and granted sight to many who were blind. So Jesus answered them, “Go tell John what you have seen and heard: The blind see, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have good news proclaimed to them. Blessed is anyone who takes no offense at Me.”) Could be that John was expecting Jesus to rescue him. Perhaps John doubted his belief, or like Jesus’ apostles, “though it time for God’s kingdom’s to be established.” We Christians need to guard against such.

(Luke 7:24-32; “When John’s messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? What did you go out to see? A man dressed in fancy clothes? Look, those who wear fancy clothes and live in luxury are in kings’ courts! What did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. This is the one about whom it is written, ‘Look, I am sending My messenger ahead of You, who will prepare Your way before You.’” (Jesus is quoting from Mal 3:1, with pronouns from Exodus 23:20. Here is the forerunner who points the way to the arrival of God’s salvation. His job is to prepare and guide the people, as the cloud did for Israel in the desert. In the Greek text ‘greater’ is at the beginning of the clause in the emphatic position. John the Baptist was the greatest man of the old era.) (28) I tell you, among those born of women no one is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he is.” (Now all the people who heard this, even the tax collectors, acknowledged God’s justice, because they had been baptized with John’s baptism. However, the Pharisees and the experts in religious law rejected God’s purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.) (31) “To what then should I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling out to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, yet you did not dance; we wailed in mourning, yet you did not weep.’”)

 

We should never question God. Doing so is arrogance, attempt to equalize. We should never ask, “why don’t He?” “what’s He thinking?” “it seems to me He’d do things differently” etc. No harm to ponder His greatness, “remember how Peter was miraculously released from prison by God’s angel? And how Peter’s shadow healed all it passed over? Like John the Baptist we have a purpose, the Baptist fulfilled his and we’ll will see him in the first resurrection. Paul explained the attitude we need to apply regarding Jesus’ purpose.

 

(Phil 2:2-11; “Complete my joy and be of the same mind, by having the same love, being united in spirit, and having one purpose. (3) Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself. Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well. You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had (6) who though He existed in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped, but emptied Himself by taking on the form of a slave, by looking like other men, and by sharing in human nature. (8) He humbled Himself, by becoming obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross! As a result God ‘the Father’ exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, (10) so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow – in heaven and on earth and under the earth – and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.”)

 

When Jesus is our Lord we’re, “immersed in Him,“ “clothed with Him,” “our inherited from Adam nature is dead in Him,” “we believe IN Him” and He’s our bread, came from heaven, in whom when we feed on We live. (John 6:45-51; “It is written in the prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ (Quote from Isaiah 54:13) Everyone who hears and learns from the Father comes to Me. (Not that anyone has seen the Father except the One who is from God – He has seen the Father.) (47) I tell you the solemn truth, the one who believes ’IN’ has eternal life. (48) I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that has come down from heaven, so that a person may eat from it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats from this bread he will live forever. The bread that I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.”) Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the first and last, Creator, ReCreator, Savior, Mediator, in whom is life, judgment and our coming King of Kings, that’s going to bind Satan and save the world from its lawless abominable behavior.

The Gospel according to Luke, chapter 10

December 12th, 2018

To: The scattered church of God. (12/12/18) God’s 10 month, Tevet 4, 5779, until sunset.

When they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or give Him thanks, but they became futile in their thoughts and their senseless hearts “minds” were darkened. (Romans 1:21) Adam knew God, knew he was the only one of his kind, created in His likeness, God allowed Adam to name His created creatures and he named each according to kind. Eve knew she was created and was amazed when she bore Cain, saying “I have gotten a man from the Lord.” (See Gen 4:) They knew the penalty for their disobedience. Abel cared for sheep and Cain was a tiller of the soil. (Apparently knowing the Lord expected a blood sacrifice from the firstlings of sheep or goat.) Cain brought fruit and grain for an offering to the Lord, while Abel brought the firstlings of his sheep. The Lord had no respect for Cain’s but respected Abel’s. The Lord said to Cain, “if you do well, will not you be accepted? but if you don‘t sin lieth at the door.” Cain became jealous realizing Abel’s offering was favored and killed his brother. The Lord questioned Cain and told him of his punishment, he said “it’s to great for me” so the Lord offered protection but with a mark. (Gen 4:16; “So Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.”) Cain was the first to become futile in thought, the first to have his senseless heart darkened.

 

Cain yielded to Satan’s influence, was hostile to the Lord’s command and thought “my sacrifice should be adequate.” He was hostile to the idea of todal obedience. Abel willingly obeyed and is recognized today by Jesus and His apostles. Jesus said; (Matt 23:34-36; “For this reason I am sending you prophets and wise men and experts in the law, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town, (35) so that on you will come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Barachiah, whom you ‘your ancestors’ murdered between the temple and the altar. I tell you the truth, this generation will be held responsible for all these things!”) AND (Heb 11:3-4; “By faith we understand that the worlds were set in order at God’s command, so that the visible has its origin in the invisible. (4) By faith Abel offered God a greater sacrifice than Cain, and through his faith he was commended as righteous, because God commended him for his offerings. And through his faith he still speaks, though he is dead.”)

When we Believers IN pray, “who we’re worshiping is revealed.) (Heb 12:22-29; “But you ‘followers of Jesus’ have come to Mount Zion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, to the assembly and congregation of the firstborn, who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous, who have been made perfect, (24) and to Jesus, the mediator of a New Covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks of something better than Abel’s does.” (25) Take care not to refuse the One who is speaking! For if they did not escape when they refused the One who warned them on earth, how much less shall we, if we reject the One who warns from heaven? (26) Then His voice shook the earth, but now He has promised, “I will once more shake not only the earth but heaven too.” Now this phrase “once more” indicates the removal of what is shaken, that is, of created things, so that what is unshaken may remain. So since we are receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us give thanks, and through this let us offer worship pleasing to God in devotion and awe. For our God is indeed a devouring fire.”) We can’t understand Paul’s letter to the church at Rome, without this Hebrews text.

 

While people were hostile to obedience, Adam’s descendent, “the seventh from him” was called and preached God’s kingdom’s coming. Preaching against mankind’s hostilities. Our Lord’s brother “Jude” quoted parts of Enoch’s message. (Gen 5:18-19; “When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch. Jared lived 800 years after he became the father of Enoch, and he had other sons and daughters.”) (Jude 1:10-12; But these men do not understand the things they slander and they are being destroyed by the very things that, like irrational animals, they instinctively comprehend. Woe to them! For they have traveled down Cain’s path, and because of greed have abandoned themselves to Balaam’s error; hence, they will certainly perish in Korah’s rebellion. (12) These men are dangerous reefs at your love feasts, feasting without reverence, feeding only themselves. They are waterless clouds, carried along by the winds; autumn trees without fruit – twice dead, uprooted; wild sea waves, spewing out the foam of their shame; wayward stars for whom the utter depths of eternal darkness have been reserved. (Jude 1:14-16; “Now Enoch, the seventh in descent beginning with Adam, even prophesied of them, saying, “Look! The Lord is coming with thousands and thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment on all, and to convict every person of all their thoroughly ungodly deeds that they have committed, and of all the harsh words that ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” These people are grumblers and fault-finders who go wherever their desires lead them, and they give bombastic speeches, enchanting folks for their own gain.”) Modern day clergy?

God revealed Himself to Abel, Enoch and a few others before Noah. All the while Satan was allowed to have his way with the populations, causing the same upheavals we see today. Jesus said it; (Matt 24:37; “For just like the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. For in those days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark. And they knew nothing until the flood came and took them all away. It will be the same at the coming of the Son of Man.”) Satan and his demons’ objective was and is to cause chaos on earth. Cause hostility toward God. That’s clear from action before the flood, Sodom and Gomorra and today. Satan and lustful demonic beings attempt to disrupt God’s saving plan, His procreation plans, through abominable hostile practices and human homosexuality.

 

It’s one of Satan’s lustful characteristics indulged in before the Noah day flood. (Gen 6:1-8; “When humankind began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God (Here and in the Book of Job sons of God refers to angelic beings.) saw that the daughters of humankind were beautiful. Thus they took wives for themselves from any they chose. (3) So the Lord said, “My spirit will not remain in humankind indefinitely, since they are mortal. They will remain for 120 more years.” (Their life span will average about 120 years.)… (4) The Nephilim (Apparently hybrid beings.) were on the earth in those days when the sons of God were having sexual relations with the daughters of humankind, who gave birth to their children. They were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men. (5) But the Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind had become great on the earth. Every inclination of the thoughts of their minds was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that He had made humankind on the earth, and He was highly offended. (7) So the Lord said, “I will wipe humankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth – everything from humankind to animals, including creatures that move on the ground and birds of the air, for I regret that I have made them.” (8) But Noah found favor in the sight of the Lord.”) By the time Jesus’ apostle Paul was gifted to under-stand the scriptures, all these things were in his mind.

(Romans 1:21-32; “For although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or give Him thanks, but they became futile in their thoughts and their senseless hearts “minds” were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for an image resembling mortal human beings or birds or four-footed animals or reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to impurity, to dishonor their bodies among themselves. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. (26) For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged the natural sexual relations for unnatural ones and likewise the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed in their passions for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done. They are filled with every kind of unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, malice. They are rife with envy, murder, strife, deceit, hostility. They are gossipers, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, contrivers of all sorts of evil, disobedient to parents, senseless, covenant-breakers, heartless, ruthless. Although they fully know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, “deserve eternal death” they not only do them but also approve of those who practice them.”) All these characteristics mimic Satan’s, lawless in God’s view characteristic that mimic Satan.

 

Hostile outlooks people inherited from Adam are Satan inspired, “demonic.” The reason unbelieving people associate the Son of God “Jesus” with the winter equinox. Rather than giving Jesus the glory as Creator, associate Him with His gifted calendar, unbelievers affix Jesus to the pagan sun worshipers calendar. (Such people fit Jesus to their personal rationale “rather than as He manifest Himself to be.” In order for people to have a genuine conformity outlook to Jesus’ sermon on the mount, “the old inherited from Adam nature must be changed.” Jesus’ apostle Paul explained.

(Romans 8:1-2; “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the life-giving spirit in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death.”) All people are born under the law and through Adam we all inherited a sin nature, “all are born sinners” thus, “we’re all born to die once.” Only by God’s fathering “our being begotten” “only through Jesus, do we inherit eternal life that’s not subject to a second death.” (8:3-4; “For God achieved what the law could not do, because it “the law” was weakened through the flesh. By sending His, “God the Father’s” own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and concerning sin, God condemned sin in the flesh, so that the righteous requirement of the law may be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.”) Jesus took the Believer’s sin on Himself, “Jesus became sin for us” so we could be gifted to live according to the spirit. Jesus explains through His apostle Paul,

(Romans 8:5-17;” For those who live according to the flesh have their outlook shaped by the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their outlook shaped by the things of the Spirit. For the outlook of the flesh is death, but the outlook of the Spirit is eternallife and peace, because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the “spiritual” law of God, nor is it able to do so. (8) Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. (9) You, “followers of and Believers IN Jesus” however are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, this person does not belong to Him. (10) But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, but the “holy” Spirit is your life because of righteousness. (Jesus becomes our life) Moreover if the Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, the One who raised Christ from the dead will also make your mortal bodies alive through His Spirit who lives in you. (12) So then, brothers and sisters, we “Christians” are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh (for if you live according to the flesh, you will die) but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live. (14) For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. For you, “followers of Jesus” did not receive the spirit of slavery leading again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit itself bears witness to our spirit that we are God’s children. (17) And if children, then heirs (namely, heirs of God and also fellow heirs with Christ) – if indeed we suffer with Him so we may also be glorified with Him.)

 

It was Creator Jesus that said, “let’s make man in our image.” He flooded the earth to partially rid it of Satan’s progress. He made a new beginning through Noah, another through Abraham, Jacob’s heir “Israel,” David’s heir “Jesus” and His heirs will inherit the earth. Satan and all evil will ultimately be destroyed by the time New Jerusalem comes down.

The Gospel according to Luke, chapter 9

December 11th, 2018

To: The scattered church of God. (12/11/18) God’s 10 month, Tevet 3, 5779, until sunset.

Followers of Jesus, understanding these things, rejoice in God’s promises. We understand, the word, “Israel” means more than a particular blood line people” “Israel” literally means, “God fights for.” That was the promise when Jacob’s name was changed to Israel. When Israelites were called out of Egypt, He also called a few Egyptians of His choosing. Egypt was and is likened to sin. Sin is, “the practice of what God says is lawlessness.” All who practice lawlessness, in God’s view are sinners. Apostle John explains.

 

(1 John 3:4-10; “Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; indeed, sin is lawlessness. And you know that Jesus was revealed to take away sins, and in Him there is no sin. (Consider that Jesus isn’t revealed to everyone in this age!) (6) Everyone who resides in Jesus does not “practice” sin; everyone who “practices” sins has neither seen Jesus nor known Him. (As in Jesus being REVEALED) (7) Little children, let no one deceive you: The one who practices “God’s” righteousness is righteous, just as Jesus is righteous. (8) The one who practices sin is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was revealed: to destroy the works of the devil. (9) Everyone who has been fathered by God does not practice sin, because God’s seed resides in him, and thus he is not able to ’practice’ sin, because he has been fathered by God. (10) By this the children of God and the children of the devil are revealed: Everyone who does not practice righteousness – the one who does not love his fellow Christian – is not of God.) People whom Jesus isn’t revealed to, cannot grasp His inspired word. Through John, Jesus is speaking of people He reveals Himself to in this age, but God’s plan for saving people goes beyond this age and into His millennial kingdom.

Creator God is perfect and His plan for redeeming the world to Himself is perfect. Consider God’s promises through His prophet Nathan, to David.

(2 Samuel 7:8-17; “So now, say this to My servant David: ‘This is what the Lord of hosts says: I took you from the pasture and from your work as a shepherd to make you leader of My people Israel. (9) I was with you wherever you went and I defeated all your enemies before you. Now I will make you as famous as the great men of the earth. (10) I will establish a place for My people Israel and settle them there; they will live there and not be disturbed any more. Violent men will not oppress them again, as they did in the beginning and during the time when I appointed judges to lead My people Israel. (Remember David was appointed after the time God governed through the judges. Samuel being the last.) Instead, I will give you (your descendents - physical and spiritual Israelites.) relief from all your enemies. The Lord declares to you that He Himself will build a dynastic house for you. (12) When the time comes for you to die, I will raise up your descendant, One of your own sons, “descendant” to succeed you, “Jesus” and I will establish His kingdom. (13) He will build a house for My name, and I will make His dynasty permanent. I will become His father and He will become My Son. When He sins, I will correct Him with the rod of men and with wounds inflicted by human beings. (15) But My loyal love will not be removed from Him “Jesus” as I removed it from Saul, whom I removed from before you. (16) Your house and your kingdom will stand before Me permanently; your dynasty will be permanent.’” (17) Nathan told David all these words that were revealed to him.”) Jesus is that descendent of David! When Jesus returns, His followers in this age will be in the first and spiritual resurrection.. (study, 1Cor. 15:) In God’s timing there will be other resurrections and a second death. People who aren’t called in this age, whose minds God hasn’t opened, whom Jesus isn’t revealed to, aren’t able to see themselves in Jesus’ light. Jesus revealed and His apostle Paul wrote it.

(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. (23) But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him. Then (later when New Jerusalem comes) the end, when Jesus hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when Jesus has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power. For Jesus must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. (26) The last enemy to be eliminated is death. For He (God the Father) has put everything in subjection under 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 Jesus. And when all things are subjected to Him, (God the Father) then the Son Himself will be subjected to the One (God the Father) who subjected everything to Jesus, so that God may be all in all.”) The many who aren’t called in this age; teach immortality of the soul, “that everyone is born to live forever some place.” So, God’s scriptural truth about physical resurrections and a second death don’t fit their narrative. (See Rev 21:8)

The same Jesus inspiring His prophet Nathan to make promises to David, inspired His apostle John to write “Revelations to John” and to His servant Luke, who penned the good news accounts of Jesus’ life as the Son of God, Messiah, Savior and coming king of kings.

 

(Luke 6:17-26; “Then Jesus came down with them and stood on a level place. And a large number of His disciples had gathered along with a vast multitude from all over Judea, (Note, not all were disciples) from Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon. They came to hear Jesus and to be healed of their diseases, and those who suffered from unclean spirits were cured. The whole crowd was trying to touch Him, because power was coming out from Him and healing them all. Then Jesus looked up at His disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God belongs to you.” “Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied.” “Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.” (22) “Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you and insult you and reject you as evil on account of the Son of Man!” Rejoice in that day, and jump for joy, because your reward is great in heaven. For their ancestors did the same things to the prophets. “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your comfort already.” “Woe to you who are well satisfied with food now, for you will be hungry.” “Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.” (26) “Woe to you when all people speak well of you, for their ancestors did the same things to the false prophets.”) Jesus’ words are spiritual. The poor are those that don’t think arrogantly. The hungry are people that desire understanding.

(Luke 6:27-38; “But I say to you who are listening: “understanding” Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. To the person who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other as well, and from the person who takes away your coat, do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who asks you, and do not ask for your possessions back from the person who takes them away. Treat others in the same way that you would want them to treat you. (32) “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to be repaid, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, so that they may be repaid in full. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be Sons of the Most High, because the Most High is kind to ungrateful and evil people. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (37) “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you: A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be poured into your lap. For the measure you use will be the measure you receive.”) Remember why Jesus spoke in parables? Review Matt 13:10.

 

(Luke 6:39-49; “He also told them a parable: “Someone who is blind cannot lead another who is blind, can he? Won’t they both fall into a pit? (40) A disciple is not greater than his teacher, but everyone when fully trained will be like his teacher. Why do you see the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to see the beam of wood in your own? How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck from your eye,’ while you yourself don’t see the beam in your own? You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. “For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thorns, nor are grapes picked from brambles. The good person out of the good treasury of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasury produces evil, for his mouth speaks from what fills his heart. (46) “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do what I tell you? “Everyone who comes to Me and listens “understands” 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. When a flood came, the river burst against that house but could not shake it, because it had been well built. (49) But the person who hears and does not put My words into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst against that house, it collapsed immediately, and was utterly destroyed!”) Remember 1John 3:4, “practice is the key word relating to God’s definition of sin. God led His Patriarchs, the Israelites and now leads His followers; “not to learn or practice the ways of the world.”

Before the Roman calendar, “designed to honor paganism, the winter equinox and sun worshipers, God’s chosen people were led to worship Him as Creator, rather than looking to the heavens, making images and idols of His created stars and planets.”) Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to explain how and why people look to idols and live in spiritual darkness. (See Romans 1: and look for clarity in next study.

The Gospel according to Luke, chapter 8

December 9th, 2018

To: God’s Family, The church of God. (12/9/18) God’s 10 month, Teved 1, 5779, until sunset.

The Son of Man “Jesus” is Lord of the Sabbath. (Luke 6:5) One scriptural text is sufficient for Believers IN, but not for the hostiles who don’t even know they are. Creator Son of God “Jesus” wrote the ten commandments on tablets of stone and gave them to Moses. He tells us He doesn’t change, so how can the hostiles assume He authorized His apostle Paul to change the Sabbath? This is one of many change assumptions proving that Jesus had foreknowledge of these latter times. He stated; 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.” (Matt 24:22) AND “For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” (Matt 24:24) We know God the Father chooses His Elect and we know Jesus spent much time in prayer before choosing His apostles.

(Luke 6:12-16; “Now it was during this time that Jesus went out to the mountain to pray, and He spent all night in prayer to God. When morning came, He called His disciples and chose twelve of them, whom He also named apostles: Simon (whom Jesus named Peter), his brother Andrew; James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot, Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.”) See John, chapter 20 to discern Jesus’ apostles weren’t given to understand the scriptures until after Jesus’ death and resurrection.

 

When it was reported that Jesus’ tomb was empty, Peter and John raced to the place, “not understanding the scriptures yet.” All but Mary Magdalene went home, she stood outside the tomb weeping. As she wept she bent down and looked into the tomb. And saw two angels in white sitting where Jesus’ body had been lying. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” Mary replied, “They have taken my Lord away and I do not know where they’ve put Him!” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. She thought He was the gardener and said to Him, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have put Him, and I will take Him.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni” (Meaning Teacher). Jesus replied, “Do not touch Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father. Go to My brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God.’ Before appearing to His apostles, Jesus ascended to God the Father. On the evening of that day, with doors locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When He had said this, He showed them His hands and side, they rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus then said, “Just as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” (22) And after He said this, He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. All were present but Thomas. When told, Thomas replied, “Unless I see the wounds from the nails in his hands, and put my finger into the wounds from the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will never believe it!” Eight days later the disciples were again together in the house and Thomas was with them. Doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and examine My hands. Extend your hand and put it into My side. Do not continue in your unbelief, but believe.” Thomas replied, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said, “Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blessed are the people who have not seen and yet have believed.” Jesus did many other miraculous things in the presence of His disciples, which aren’t recorded in this book, these are recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing IN you may have, “eternal” life in His name.”) (See John 20:22 & 1John 5:43)

 

Jesus didn’t allow Mary Magdalene to touch Him at the tomb, because He had not yet ascended. The same evening, He appeared in the locked room and allowed His apostles to touch Him. Eight days later, allowing Thomas to touch Him. Afterward Jesus breathed on them, saying, “receive the holy spirit.” Afterward Jesus gave then understanding of the scriptures. Likewise today, “we can’t believe IN, nor understand the holy scriptures until we’re given His spirit.”

The apostate was Satan inspired “giving people grand ideas about the use of Jesus’ name to build a universal religious kingdom.” It began a few years after Jesus’ ascension. Jesus’ apostles observed its coming and railed against it, “but the apostate was destined to be.” (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.”) The many worldly religions are deceived by the same devil, “Satan” who sold Eve and Adam on choosing for themselves, what’s right, wrong, good and evil.

 

In effect the devil said to Eve, “God lied, He knows if you eat the forbidden fruit your eyes will be opened and you will be as divine being, knowing right and wrong. Hostile toward God People have been choosing for themselves and leading others ever since. The result? This world’s religions “including Christianity” don’t believe IN Jesus’ absolute word. Most teach, there aren’t any absolute, but God’s inspired holy scriptures disagree vehemently. In that regard, we do need to accept the fact that translators of the holy scriptures are human and in some cases have applied personal agendas to their translation. Jesus’ apostle Paul wrote, (“prove all things, hold fast that which is good.” 1 Thess 5:21) Also study Isaiah 28:, to find that God foreknew the divisions we see. Consider why Jesus said He spoke in parables. (Matthew 13:1315; “For this reason I speak to them in parables: Although they see they do not see, and although they hear they do not hear nor do they understand. And concerning them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: ‘You will listen carefully yet will never understand, you will look closely yet will never comprehend. For the heart of this people has become dull; they are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes, so that they would not see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’”)

 

Jesus’ truth is far from orthodox worldly religions. They all spring from Baal, the goddest Dianna, planet worship etc. Jesus’ words at, Rev. 2:11, 20;6, 20:14 AND 21:8 disputes it all. Remember too, God knows our inner being, our heart, our mind. God the Father calls, opens minds, gives us over to Jesus for spiritual understanding and His gifted repentance. It isn’t written that all are called in this age, rather; in Jesus’ parable comparing His kingdom to a wedding feast, it’s written; “a man was there who wasn’t wearing wedding clothes and said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ But he had nothing to say. Then the king said to his attendants, ‘Tie him up hand and foot and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth!’ For many are called, but few are chosen.” (See Matt 22:13)

 

This age between Jesus’ ascension and His return to rule is a training period for the called and chosen. Our present physical lives are temporary. It’s what the sixth and seventh annual Sabbaths and the Feast of Tabernacles is about. Having the Israelites to live in temporary booths demonstrates the fact. Take a good look at the above parable, Jesus’ revelation to John and particularly, (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 to the end, King James version” 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.”) People must lives twice in order to die a second death! Jesus’ personal words and those through His prophets and apostles Paul teach the following.

(Ephesians 2:11-22; “Therefore remember that formerly you, Gentiles in the flesh – who are called “uncircumcision” by the so-called “circumcision” that is performed on the body by human hands – that you were at that time without the Messiah, alienated from the citizenship of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who used to be far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He is our peace, the One who made both groups into one and who destroyed the middle wall of partition, the hostility, when He nullified in His flesh the law of commandments in decrees. He did this to create in Himself one new man out of two, “one new group out of two” thus making peace, and to reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by which the hostility has been killed. And He, “Jesus” came and preached peace to you, “gentiles” who were far off and peace to those, “Israelites” who were near, so that through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you, “Believers IN Jesus” are no longer foreigners and noncitizens, but you are fellow citizens with the Saints and members of God’s household, because you, “Believers IN 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”) Its spiritual and in Hebrews Jesus teaches it through Paul.

 

(Heb 6:4-6; “For it is impossible in the case of those who have once been enlightened, tasted the heavenly gift, become partakers of the Holy Spirit, tasted the good word of God and the miracles of the coming age, and then have committed apostasy, to renew them again to repentance, since they are crucifying the Son of God for themselves all over again and holding Him up to contempt.”) People back in the apostles day and today are hostiles, following the god of this world, manifesting themselves as “angels of light.”

 

This Hebrews 6: scripture doesn’t applies to people who aren’t called, NOT people trapped in denominationalism, the deceived millions who are taught Jesus’ deity erroneously, “who don’t know they‘re deceived!” A second timely physical resurrection awaits many. NO, this text applies to people God miraculously reveals Himself to, enlightens, opens minds to believe IN His truths and those who are tasting the heavenly gift of being a partaker of God’s Holy Spirit.

The Gospel according to Luke, chapter 7

December 7th, 2018

To: God’s Family, The church of God. (12/7/18) His 9th month, Kislev 29th day, 5779, until sunset.

 

It’s not likely Jesus will lose even one, whom God the Father calls and gives over to Him. (Luke 15:3-10; :So Jesus told them this parable: “Which one of you, if he has a hundred sheep and loses one of them, would not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go look for the one that is lost until he finds it? Then when he has found it, he places it on his shoulders, rejoicing. (6) Returning home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, telling them, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep that was lost.’ I tell you, in the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need to repent. (8) “Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search thoroughly until she finds it? Then when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels over one sinner who repents.”

 

As with it being joyful to give of ourselves, when we encourage others we encourage ourselves. Let’s remember “God gave the desire.” (See Phil 2:13) We’re a set aside people of His choosing, called to be at one with Him, love Him and one another. Mindful of struggles to persevere in these times when our communities are fixed on worldly tradition. Rejoice when struggles are a result of being obedient. An evolution of acceptable traditions continues in so called Christian countries. Church doctrines and what’s condoned, is steadily being watered down. They call it freedom, apparently thinking God changes with time. They’re DEAD wrong. What God viewed as sin in Moses’ day is still sin! Sin practices are lawless behavior toward our Creator and must be turned from to enter His kingdom. Knowingly practicing sin, after knowledge of His truth is apostasy and such lawlessness will continue among unbelieving people until Jesus returns and binds Satan.. We’re gifted to know, “Jesus’ Dr. Luke reveals what the Lord inspired Moses to write.”

(Deut 11:22-25; “For if you “Israelites” carefully observe all of these commandments, I am giving you and love the Lord your God, “live according to His standards, and remain loyal to Him” then He will drive out all these nations ahead of you, and you will dispossess nations greater and stronger than you. Every place you set your foot will be yours; your border will extend from the desert to Lebanon and from the River (the Euphrates) as far as the Mediterranean Sea. Nobody will be able to resist you; the Lord your God will spread the fear and terror of you over the whole land on which you walk, just as He promised you.”) People God fights for, “Israelites” will yet inherit these lands. Jesus inspired Moses to write a prophesy about Himself.

(Deut 18:15-22; “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you – from your fellow Israelites; you must listen to Him. This accords with what happened at Horeb in the day of the assembly. You asked the Lord your God: “Please do not make us hear the voice of the Lord our God any more or see this great fire any more lest we die.” The Lord then said to me, “What they have said is good. I will raise up a prophet like you, for them from among their fellow Israelites. I will put My words in His mouth and He will speak to them whatever I command. I will personally hold responsible anyone who then pays no attention to the words that prophet speaks in My name. (20) “But if any prophet presumes to speak anything in My name that I have not authorized him to speak, or speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet must die. Now if you say to yourselves, ‘How can we tell that a message is not from the Lord?’ whenever a prophet speaks in My name and the prediction is not fulfilled, then I have not spoken it; the prophet has presumed to speak it, so you need not fear him.”) The Son of God. “Jesus” is teaching through Moses on behalf of God the Father. No rebellion was in Jesus, as is in Satan and his followers.

(Luke 5:17-26; “Now on one of those days, while Jesus was teaching, there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting nearby (who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem) and the power of the Lord, “God the Father” was with Jesus to heal. Just then some men showed up, carrying a paralyzed man on a stretcher. They were trying to bring him in and place him before Jesus. But since they found no way to carry him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down on the stretcher through the roof tiles right in front of Jesus. (20) When Jesus saw their faith He said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.” Then the experts in the law and the Pharisees began to think to themselves, “Who is this man who is uttering blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?” (22) When Jesus perceived their hostile thoughts, He said to them, “Why are you raising objections within yourselves? Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Stand up and walk’? (24) But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” – Jesus said to the paralyzed man – “I tell you, stand up, take your stretcher and go home.” Immediately he stood up before them, picked up the stretcher he had been lying on, and went home, glorifying God. Then astonishment seized them all, and they glorified God. They were filled with awe, saying, “We have seen incredible things today.”) This Jesus is going to return as King of Kings!

(Luke 5:27-39; “After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him. And he got up and followed Him, leaving everything behind. Then Levi gave a great banquet in his house for Jesus, and there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others sitting at the table with them. But the Pharisees and their experts in the law complained to Jesus’ disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus answered them, “Those who are well don’t need a physician, but those who are sick do. (32) I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Then they said to Jesus, “John’s disciples frequently fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but Yours continue to eat and drink.” So Jesus said to them, “You cannot make the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you? (35) But those days are coming, and when the bridegroom is taken from them, at that time they will fast.” (36) He also told them a parable: “No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old garment. If he does, he will have torn the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins and will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. Instead new wine must be poured into new wineskins. (39) No one after drinking old wine wants the new, for he says, ‘The old is good enough.’”) JESUS is leading us to put our trust in Him. When He’s revealed to our minds, we need to obey Him, in the spirit in which He yielded to and obeyed God the Father. Jesus inspired Jeremiah’s prophecy, to people in this age, who make gods for themselves. People cursed with problems, such as health, debt and the result of practicing the way that seems right to their human intellect, rather than God‘s Way.

(Jeremiah 17:5-11; “The Lord says, “I will put a curse on people who trust in mere human beings, who depend on mere flesh and blood for their strength, and whose hearts have turned away from the Lord. They will be like a shrub in the desert. They will not experience good things even when they happen. It will be as though they were growing in the desert, in a salt land where no one can live. (7-8) My blessing is on those people who trust in Me, who put their confidence in Me. They will be like a tree planted near a stream whose roots spread out toward the water. It has nothing to fear when the heat comes. Its leaves are always green. It has no need to be concerned in a year of drought. It does not stop bearing fruit…(9-11; “The human mind is more deceitful than anything else. It is incurably bad. Who can understand it? I, the Lord, probe into people’s minds. I examine people’s hearts. I deal with each person according to how he has behaved. I give them what they deserve based on what they have done, “practiced.” The person who gathers wealth by unjust means is like the partridge that broods over eggs but does not hatch them. Before his life is half over he will lose his ill-gotten gains. At the end of his life it will be clear he was a fool.”) Afterward Jeremiah prayed for himself and praised the Lord with a prayer fitting Jesus.

(Jeremiah 17:12-18; “Then I “Jeremiah” said, “Lord, from the very beginning You have been seated on Your glorious throne on high. You are the place where we can find refuge. You are the One in whom Israel may find hope. All who leave You will suffer shame. Those who turn away from You will be consigned to the nether world. For they have rejected You, the Lord, the fountain of lifeJesus.” Lord, grant me relief from my suffering so that I may have some relief. Rescue me from those who persecute me so that I may be rescued. (15) Listen to what they are saying to me. They are saying, “Where are the things the Lord threatens us with? Come on! Let’s see them happen!” (This is the world’s mindset regarding the coming chaos and Jesus’ return) But I “Jeremiah” have not pestered You to bring disaster. I have not desired the time of irreparable devastation. You know that. You are fully aware of every word that I have spoken. Do not cause me dismay! You are my source of safety in times of trouble. May those who persecute Me be disgraced. Do not let Me be disgraced. May they be dismayed. Do not let Me be dismayed. Bring days of disaster on them. Bring on them the destruction they deserve.”) In this age we’re getting the governments we deserve.

(Luke 6:1-5; “Jesus was going through the grain fields on a Sabbath, and His disciples picked some heads of wheat, rubbed them in their hands, and ate them. But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is against the law on the Sabbath?” (3) Jesus answered them, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry – how he entered the house of God, took and ate the sacred bread, which is not lawful for any to eat but the priests alone, and gave it to his companions?” Then Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”) Jesus instituted the Sabbath! (See Hebrews 1:, John 1:1-5 & Colossians 1:15-20) As denominations today, the Pharisees evolved to the point of worshiping the law, rather than the law giver.

 

(Luke 6:6-11; “On another Sabbath, Jesus entered the synagogue and was teaching. Now a man was there whose right hand was withered. The experts in the law and the Pharisees watched Jesus closely to see if He would heal on the Sabbath, so that they could find a reason to accuse Him. But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to the man who had the withered hand, “Get up and stand here.” So he rose and stood there. Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath or to do evil, to save a life or to destroy it?” After looking around at them all, Jesus said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” The man did so, and his hand was restored. (11) But the Pharisees were filled with mindless rage and began debating with one another what they would do to Jesus.”) Imagine such self righteousness! Jesus’ work identified Him as the Son of God, doing things that no other had ever done. He did what they thought was against the law, they self righteously debated what they should do to Him.

The Gospel according to Luke, chapter 6

December 6th, 2018

To: The Church Family of God. (12/6/18) His 9th month, Kislev 28th day, 5779, until sunset.

Let’s review Jesus’ hometown teaching about healings during Elijah’s day. (Luke 4:20-30) First He reminded them of the proverb “Physician heal yourself.” then He let them know their thoughts. They were saying, “do here in your hometown what you did in Capernaum.” Jesus added, (Luke 4:24; “I tell you the truth, no prophet ’teacher” is acceptable in his hometown. But in truth I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s days, when the sky was shut up three and a half years, and there was a great famine over all the land. (26) Yet Elijah was sent to none of them, but only to a woman who was a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, yet none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.”) When they heard this, all the people in the synagogue were filled with rage. They got up, forced Him out of the town, and brought Him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw Him down the cliff.”) But He passed through the crowd and went on His way.”) Jesus point is, “God chooses whom to bless.” The people felt insulted, they heard of His healing many in Capernaum. He slipped through the crowd and went back to there where He taught in their Synagogues.

We’re born naïve followers of what seems right to our inherited instinctive nature. “I will decide for myself” nature: born sinners, we inherited Adam’s nature, it’s our inherited nature to practice what’s lawless in God’s view. Sin is “Lawlessness toward God. Jesus’ apostle John explained.

 

(1John3:4-5; “Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; indeed, sin is lawlessness. And you know that Jesus was revealed to take away sins, and in Him there is no sin.”) The purpose of God the Father’s revealing Jesus to us is; “to take away our sins.” That is, “change our inherited nature.” From our Genesis study, we learned “all except those God revealed Himself to, practiced a way that seemed right.” That record is clear, “God called, revealed Himself to Noah and descendents of choice.” All others, “practiced the way that seemed right to themselves.” (Later He revealed Himself to Abraham and made covenant promises that included followers of Himself, to whom He made binding promises and a covenant. Pointing followers to His Way, admonishing for lawless practices and blessings for turning to Him.) Review Judges 2:11-14.

 

The historical record of all people groups is; they usually follow the way of their ancestral traditions. Traditionally people look to those whose charisma attracts them. It’s idolatry and the worldly way! We studied Jesus’ prophetic words through Isaiah, recorded in chapter 61. We are given to understand “a large portion of that prophecy is for the millennium when Jesus rules as King of Kings with His Saints.” When Satan is bound, unable to deceive and divide. In our study of Jesus’ gospel through Luke, we see that after Jesus overcame Satan’s temptations, debating the meaning of God’s word with him, Jesus went to a synagogue and read from Isaiah 61:. (Through our inherited nature we can’t understand God doing the “choosing, healing, calling, and granting understanding to whom He will.”)

 

Generally Christendom teaches, “a saved by grace theology” but think they can choose when to obtain or choose that grace! The people said to Jesus, “we heard what you did in Capernaum, so do the same for we hometown folks.” Review v 23 above. Jesus explained “God did the choosing through Elijah.” “Physician heal yourself” is what Jesus knew He would hear at His crucifixion. The people of Galilee, “where Jesus grew up” were amazed, saying; “isn’t this Joseph’s son.” When Jesus related how Elisha was sent to selected people, “true to their inherited nature the people got angry.” Also saying, “this fellow citizen we grew up with is claiming to be a prophet.”

 

(Luke 4:31-37; “So Jesus went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee; on the Sabbath He began to teach the people. They were amazed at His teaching, because He spoke with authority. (33) Now in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, “Ha! Leave us alone, Jesus the Nazarene. Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are – the Holy One of God.” But Jesus rebuked him: “saying” “Silence! Come out of him!” Then, after the demon threw the man down in their midst, the demon came out of him without hurting him. (36) The people were all amazed and began to say to one another, “What’s happening here? For with authority and power Jesus commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!” So the news about Jesus spread into all areas of the region.”) Satan and demons not only recognized The Son of God they recognize people imputed with God’s spirit.

 

Jesus’ presence and through His apostles we have a glimpse the Kingdom of God on earth. A time when all who call on the name of the Lord will be saved. (Study Joel) This age is likened to when Elijah was God’s prophet.

 

(Luke 4:38-39; “After Jesus left the synagogue, He entered Simon’s “Peter’s” house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. So He stood over her, commanded the fever, and it left her. Immediately she got up and began to serve them.”) Peter was blessed with a wife and a mother in law. He was never a pope, nor was he ever commissioned to assign a successor to himself. The idea of a pope comes from the depth of paganism.

 

(Luke 4:40-41; “As the sun was setting, all those who had any relatives sick with various diseases brought them to Jesus. He placed His hands on every one of them and healed them. Demons also came out of many, crying out, “You are the Son of God!” But Jesus rebuked them, and would not allow them to speak, “continue speaking” because they knew that He was the Christ.”) Professing Christians practicing pagan customs don’t know “the Jesus manifested in the old and new Testaments is The Christ.” Imagining a baby in a manger or an image on a cross isn’t recognizing Jesus the Creator, Re-creator, Healer, Deliverer, Savior, Mediator and coming King of Kings. One who said, “why call Me Lord, Lord and not obey My Word.” The Jesus that’s coming with power to rule. Demons know Him, “the many denominations calling themselves Christian do not.” (The current pope that said he could not judge homosexuals, does not know Jesus!) Followers of Jesus are led to recognize sin, “from Jesus’ point of view.” We must all turn from what’s sin in His View, or be destroyed.” An assembly or individual practicing or condoning what God considers sin shouldn’t call themselves Christian.

 

(Luke 4:42-44; “The next morning Jesus departed and went to a deserted place. Yet the crowds were seeking Him, and they came to Him and tried to keep Him from leaving them. But Jesus said to them, “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns too, for that is what I was sent to do.” So Jesus continued to preach in the synagogues of Judea.”) The gospel is NONE other, than, “good news of Jesus’ coming kingdom.” Details include being called, fathered by God, the resurrections, final judgment and New Jerusalem coming down etc.

 

(Luke 5:1-11; “Now Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, (Another name for the Sea of Galilee.) See the parallel at Matt 4:18) and the crowd was pressing around Him to hear the Word of God. He saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gotten out of them and were washing their nets. Jesus got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then Jesus sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing! But at Your Word I will lower the nets.” When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets started to tear. So they motioned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they were about to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, He fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!” For Peter and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, and so were James and John, Zebedee’s sons, who were Simon’s business partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” So when they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed Jesus.”) To the fleshly minded, believing IN what all the holy scriptures teach about Jesus’ activities is foolishness.

 

(Luke 5:12-16; “While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came to Him who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he bowed down with his face to the ground and begged him, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” So Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing. Be clean!” And immediately the leprosy left him. Then Jesus ordered the man to tell no one, but commanded him, “Go and show yourself to a priest, and bring the offering for your cleansing, as Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” But the news about Jesus spread even more, and large crowds were gathering together to hear Him and to be healed of their illnesses. Yet Jesus Himself frequently withdrew to the wilderness and prayed.”) Jesus set up the temple system under Moses and demonstrated respect of the priest duties and the customs while He lived in the flesh. The priesthood was changed when Jesus ascended to His previous position and as mediator of a better covenant. When willing, Jesus can heal sicknesses completely and miraculously as He did in this account. In this Luke account, Jesus healed all who came asking. Likewise after Jesus’ ascension, He healed many when Peter’s shadow passed over them. All demonstrating His power over the physical. The New Covenant doctrine regarding healing and our practices are spelled out in Hebrews. We must note the result of people’s practicing apostasy “yielding to pagan practices” as well. We do take liberty to expound.

 

(Hebrews 6:1-4 “Therefore we must progress beyond the elementary instructions about Christ and move on to maturity,” (The foundational doctrinal beliefs follow, and we need to grow from this foundation.) not repeating this foundation again: (1) “repentance from dead works” (First we’re led to turn from old practices, which are dead works) (2) “and Faith in God,” (Secondly, the called are led to trust in God’s Word, not religions.) (3) “Heb 6:2; Teaching about baptisms,” (Thirdly, we need to understand that water baptism foreshadows our being immersed in Jesus and that the unrepentant will be baptized with fire.) (4) “Laying on of hands, (Fourth, a spiritual transfer demonstrating obedience, at immersion, ordinations and asking for faith healing should be a practice.) (5) “Resurrection of the dead,” (Fifth, resurrections are promised. The first is to spirit like Jesus‘. Second is physically restoring Israelites. Born again is likened to a resurrection in that minds are opened. The unrepentant will die a second death.) See Rev 21:8. (6) “Eternal judgment.” (Sixth, judgment on the last day is forever.) (7) “Move on to maturity. Heb 6:1. We are commanded to overcome to the end, always maturing in Christ.

 

(Hebrews 6:3-6; “This is what we “Christians” intend to do, if God permits. For it is impossible in the case of those who have once been enlightened, tasted the heavenly gift, become partakers of the Holy Spirit, tasted the good word of God and the miracles of the coming age, and then have committed apostasy, to renew them again to repentance, since they are crucifying the Son of God for themselves all over again and holding Him up to contempt.) Only God can enlighten, open a mind and father with His spirit. Only through “Christ Jesus” can we taste the good word of God and believe IN the miracles of the coming age. Once God has changed our nature, it isn’t likely He’ll lose one.

The Gospel according to Luke, chapter 5

December 4th, 2018

To: The Church Family of God. (12/4/18) His 9th month, Kislev 26th day, 5779, until sunset.

Christendom in general adopted paganism, Baal and Diana, “the Goddess of Virginity and Motherhood.” Diana was said to represent generative powers of nature and so was pictured with many breasts. A tower shaped crown, symbolizing the Tower of Babal. A temple dedicated to her in Ephesus was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world! Diana was not only worshipped in Ephesus but throughout Asia and the world. In almost every worldly religion there’s “a mother and child depicted.” Leading back to the mother goddess of Babylon. (After Nimrod’s death his adulterous wife gave birth to a child who she claims was supernaturally conceived.) She taught that “Tammuz-the son” was a God child; that he was Nimrod, reborn and that she and her child were divine. Thus, Satan established a mother and child worship. (Study what Jesus’ apostle Paul had to contend with regarding Diana.) When people were building the tower of Babel, God changed their languages and they were scattered throughout the earth. God did not change their mind set, only their languages, the scattered people took with them “the worship of a divine mother and child.”

 

Among the Chinese, the Mother Goddess was called Shingmoo or the “Holy Mother.” She is pictured with child in her arms and rays of glory around her head. The ancient Germans worshipped the Virgin “Hertha” with child in arms. The Scandinavians called her “Disa” who was also pictured with a child. The Etruscans called her “Nutria” and among the Druids, the “Virgo-Paritura” was worshipped as the “Mother of God.” In India, she was known as, “Indrani” who was also represented with a child in her arms. The Babylonian Mother was known as Aphodite or Ceres to the Greeks; Nana, to the Sumerians; and as Venus or Fortuna to the pagans in Rome, “her child was known as Jupiter.” For ages, Isi, the “Great Goddess” and her child Iswara, have been worshipped in India, where great temples were erected for their worship. In Asia, the Mother was known as Cybele and the child as Deoius. In Egypt, the Babylonian Mother was known as Isis and her child as Horus. THIS could or may be a reason the genealogy of Mary isn’t given.

 

(Luke 4:1-4; “Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River “where He was baptized” and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days He endured temptations from the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when they were completed, He was famished. The devil said to Him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man does not live by bread alone.’”) Jesus was tempted in many ways, including how you and I are tempted. Paul wrote as follows.

 

(Hebrews 4:14-16; “Therefore since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest incapable of sympathizing with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way just as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace whenever we need help.“) This same Jesus is the One that gave His chosen people, “the Israelites” the lands of pagan people, who worshiped imaginary gods. Jesus inspired Moses to write.

 

(Deut 18:13-15; “Whoever does these things is abhorrent to the Lord and because of these detestable things the Lord your God is about to drive them out from before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God. Those nations that you are about to dispossess listen to omen readers and diviners, but the Lord your God has not given you permission to do such things. The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you – from your fellow Israelites; you must listen to Him.”) Moses as did Abraham looked forward to Jesus’ millennial rule.

 

(Luke 4:5-8; “Then the devil led Jesus up to a high place and showed Him in a flash all the kingdoms of the world. And Satan said to Jesus, “To you I will grant this whole realm, “Sphere in which power is exercised, domain.” also see Luke 22:53; 23:7; Acts 26:18; & Eph 2:2.) – and the glory that goes along with it, for it has been relinquished to me, and I can give it to anyone I wish. So then, if you will worship me, all this will be yours.” Jesus answered Satan, “It is written, ‘You are to worship the Lord your God and serve only Him.’”) WHO do you think has put most rulers in their positions? Could Jesus have said, “it isn’t your to give?” He didn’t because Satan’s role is, “conquer of nations” he’s destined to play it out until the set time. Satan will know when his time has almost expired; the holy scriptures tell of his last days.

 

(Rev 12:12-18; “Therefore you heavens rejoice, and all who reside in them! But woe to the earth and the sea because the devil has come down to you! He is filled with terrible anger, for he knows that he only has a little time!” (13) Now when the dragon realized that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman, “church, likened to Mary” who had given birth to the male child. But the woman was given the two wings of a giant eagle so that she could fly out into the wilderness, to the place God prepared for her, where she is taken care of – away from the presence of the serpent – for a time, times, and half a time. (15) Then the serpent spouted water like a river out of his mouth after the woman in an attempt to sweep her away by a flood, but the earth came to her rescue; the ground opened up and swallowed the river that the dragon had spewed from his mouth. So the dragon became enraged at the woman and went away to make war on the rest of her children, those who keep God’s commandments and hold to the testimony about Jesus.”) This same powerful Satan was allowed to tempt Jesus in ways likened to our temptations. He knows God’s Word!

 

(Luke 4:9-13; “Then the devil brought Jesus to Jerusalem, had Him stand on the highest point of the temple, and said to Him, “If you are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here, for it is written, ‘He will command His angels concerning You, to protect You,’ and ‘with their hands they will lift you up, so that You will not strike your foot against a stone.’” (See Psalms 91:11-12) (12) Jesus answered, “It is said, ‘You are not to put the Lord your God to the test.’” So when the devil had completed every temptation, he departed from Jesus until a more opportune time.”) That time being when Jesus would be crucified.

 

(Luke 4:14-19; “Then Jesus, in the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and news about Him spread throughout the surrounding countryside. He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by all. (16) Now Jesus came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, as was His custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to Him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, (18) “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives and the regaining of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lords favor.”) A good portion of Jesus’ words here are for the millennia. Jesus brings deliverance now but more later. The Greek word translated, “free” is also translated release earlier in the verse. Jesus inspired Isaiah to write about Himself and Israel’s future.

 

(Isaiah 61:1-11; “The spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon Me, because the Lord has chosen Me. He has commissioned Me to encourage the poor, to help the brokenhearted, to decree the release of captives, and the freeing of prisoners, to announce the year when the Lord will show His favor, the day when our God will seek vengeance, to console all who mourn, to strengthen those who mourn in Zion, by giving them a turban, instead of ashes, oil symbolizing joy, instead of mourning, a garment symbolizing praise, instead of discouragement. They “His People” will be called oaks of righteousness, trees planted by the Lord to reveal His splendor. (4) They will rebuild the perpetual ruins and restore the places that were desolate; they will reestablish the ruined cities, the places that have been desolate since ancient times. (5) “Foreigners will take care of your sheep; foreigners will work in your fields and vineyards. You will be called, ‘the Lord’s priests, servants of our God.’ You will enjoy the wealth of nations and boast about the riches you receive from them. Instead of shame, you will get a double portion; instead of humiliation, they will rejoice over the land they receive. Yes, they will possess a double portion in their land and experience lasting joy. For I, the Lord, love justice and hate robbery and sin. I will repay them because of My faithfulness; I will make a permanent covenant with them. Their descendants will be known among the nations, their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will recognize that the Lord has blessed them.” I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; I will be overjoyed because of My God. For He clothes Me in garments of deliverance; He puts on Me a robe symbolizing vindication. I look like a bridegroom when He wears a turban as a priest would; I look like a bride when she puts on her jewelry. (11) For just as the ground produces its crops and a garden yields its produce, so the sovereign Lord will cause deliverance to grow, and give His people reason to .”)

 

Most prophecy isn’t dated as was Israel’s deliverance from Egypt. Much is dual, meaning a portion is fulfilled in this time before Jesus’ second coming and much is to be fulfilled during His millennial rule on earth. To we who God fights for, “spiritual and physical Israelites” He proclaims through Isaiah.

 

(Isaiah 49:1-26; “Listen to Me, you coastlands! Pay attention, you people who live far away! The Lord summoned Me from birth; He commissioned Me when My mother brought Me into the world. He made My mouth like a sharp sword, He hid Me in the hollow of His hand; He made Me like a sharpened arrow, He hid Me in His quiver. He said to Me, “You are My servant, Israel, through whom I will reveal My splendor.” But I thought, “I have worked in vain; I have expended My energy for absolutely nothing.” But the Lord will vindicate Me; My God will reward Me. So now the Lord says, the One who formed Me from birth to be His servant – He did this to restore Jacob to Himself, so that Israel might be gathered to Him; and I will be honored in the Lord’s sight, for My God is My source of strength – He says, “Is it too insignificant a task for You to be My servant, to reestablish the tribes of Jacob, and restore the remnant of Israel? ..I will make you, “Israel” a light to the nations, so you can bring My deliverance to the remote regions of the earth.” This is what the Lord, the Protector of Israel, their Holy One, says to the one who is despised and rejected by nations, a servant of rulers: “Kings will see and rise in respect, princes will bow down, because of the faithful Lord, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen you.” ..This is what the Lord says: “At the time I decide to show My favor, I will respond to you; in the day of deliverance I will help you; I will protect you and make you a covenant mediator for people, to rebuild the land and to reassign the desolate property. You will say to the prisoners, ‘Come out,’ and to those who are in dark dungeons, ‘Emerge.’ They will graze beside the roads; on all the slopes they will find pasture. They will not be hungry or thirsty; the sun’s oppressive heat will not beat down on them, for One who has compassion on them will guide them; He will lead them to springs of water. I will make all My mountains into a road; I will construct My roadways.” ..Look, they come from far away! Look, some come from the north and west, and others from the land of Sinim! Shout for joy, O sky! Rejoice, O earth! Let the mountains give a joyful shout! For the Lord consoles His people and shows compassion to the oppressed. ..The Lord Remembers Zion, “Zion said, ‘The Lord has abandoned me, the Sovereign Master has forgotten me.’ Can a woman forget her baby who nurses at her breast? Can she withhold compassion from the child she has borne? Even if mothers were to forget, I could never forget you! Look, I have inscribed your name on My palms; your walls are constantly before Me. Your children hurry back, while those who destroyed and devastated you depart. Look all around you! All of them gather to you. As surely as I live,” says the Lord, “you will certainly wear all of them like jewelry; you will put them on as if you were a bride. Yes, your land lies in ruins; it is desolate and devastated. But now you will be too small to hold your residents, and those who devoured you will be far away. Yet the children born during your time of bereavement will say within your hearing, ‘This place is too cramped for us, make room for us so we can live here.’ Then you will think to yourself, ‘Who bore these children for me? I was bereaved and barren, dismissed and divorced. Who raised these children? Look, I was left all alone; where did these children come from?’” ..This is what the sovereign Lord says: “Look I will raise My hand to the nations; I will raise My signal flag to the peoples. They will bring your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders. Kings will be your children’s guardians; their princesses will nurse your children. With their faces to the ground they will bow down to you and they will lick the dirt on your feet. Then you will recognize that I am the Lord; those who wait patiently for Me are not put to shame. Can spoils be taken from a warrior, or captives be rescued from a conqueror? Indeed,” says the Lord, “captives will be taken from a warrior; spoils will be rescued from a conqueror. I will oppose your adversary and I will rescue your children. I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; they will get drunk on their own blood, as if it were wine. Then all humankind will recognize that I am the Lord, your Deliverer, your Protector, the powerful ruler of Jacob.”) All preplanned and no one can alter it.

The Gospel according to Luke, chapter 4

December 3rd, 2018

To: God’s family, His church (12/3/18) Kislev 24th day, 5779, until sunset.

Dr Luke’s account now jumps forward to Zachariah’s miracle son, “John” called “John the Baptist.” (Luke 3:1-3; “In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip was tetrarch, over the region of Iturea and Trachonitis, while Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene. During the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. He went into all the region around the Jordan River, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.”) (A Tetrarch was a joint ruler, Herod, Philip and Lysanias were three of four subordinates.) (Repentance means, “a turning from.” Baptism means, “an emersion in.” (God’s CALLING is when a person’s sin nature is revealed, their erroneous practices exposed and God gives them a desire to turn.) Baptism should be an outward agreement with God, whereby a person promises to immerse themselves in the Way of God the Father and God the Son. A person can’t turn to without turning from!

(Luke 3:4-6; “As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, “The voice of one shouting in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley will be filled, and every mountain and hill will be brought low, and the crooked will be made straight, and the rough ways will be made smooth, and all humanity will see the salvation of God.’”) Luke is quoting from Isaiah 40:3-5. All the gospel accounts use this citation from Isaiah, only Luke cites the material of verses. 5-6. His goal may well be to get to the declaration of v. 6, where all humanity (i.e., all nations) will see God’s salvation (See also Luke 24:47). Jesus’ return with power and John’s assignment, was revealed to Isaiah by Jesus. (Isaiah’s prophecy is also for Jesus’ millennial rule,)

(Isaiah 40:1-11; “Comfort, comfort My people,” says your God. “Speak kindly to Jerusalem, and tell her that her time of warfare is over, that her punishment is completed. For the Lord has made her pay double for all her sins.” (3) A voice cries out, “In the wilderness clear a way for the Lord; construct in the desert a road for our God. Every valley must be elevated, and every mountain and hill leveled. The rough terrain will become a level plain, the rugged landscape a wide valley. The splendor of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it at the same time. For the Lord has decreed it.” (6) A voice says, “Cry out!” Another asks, “What should I cry out?” The first voice responds: “All people are like grass, and all their promises are like the flowers in the field. The grass dries up, the flowers wither, when the wind sent by the Lord blows on them. Surely humanity is like grass. The grass dries up, the flowers wither, but the decree of our God is forever reliable.” (9) Go up on a high mountain, O herald Zion! Shout out loudly, O herald Jerusalem! Shout, don’t be afraid! Say to the towns of Judah, “Here is your God!” (10) Look, the sovereign Lord comes as a victorious warrior; His military power establishes His rule. Look, His reward is with Him; His prize goes before Him. (11) Like a shepherd He tends His flock; He gathers up the lambs with His arm; He carries them close to His heart; He leads the ewes along.”) This is Jesus’ good news, “gospel” through Isaiah! One of many Jesus’ apostles were expecting Him to fulfill when they were first being called.

 

(Luke 3:7-9; “So John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You offspring of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Therefore produce fruit that proves your repentance, and don’t begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that God can raise up children for Abraham from these stones! Even now the ax is laid at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”) All have inherited a, “self importance nature” from Adam. A rebellious outlook that thinks it okay to decide for one’s self, “what is right, wrong, good and evil.” Through John, Jesus puts things in perspective. We each are as grass! The idea is to, “turn to Jesus and from the world.”

 

(Luke 3:10-17; “So the crowds were asking John, “What then should we do?” John answered them, “The person who has two tunics must share with the person who has none, and the person who has food must do likewise.” (12) Tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to John, “Teacher, what should we do?” He told them, “Collect no more than you are required to.” Then some soldiers also asked him, “And as for us – what should we do?” He told them, “Take money from no one by violence or by false accusation, and be content with your pay.” (15) While the people were filled with anticipation and they all wondered whether perhaps John could be the Christ, (16) John answered them all, “I baptize you with water, but One more powerful than I am is coming – I am not worthy to untie the strap of His sandals. He will baptize you, “immerse you” with the Holy Spirit and fire. (17) His winnowing fork is in His hand to clean out His threshing floor and to gather the wheat into His storehouse, but the chaff He will burn up with inextinguishable fire.”) (See Job 20:26 & Isaiah 34:8-10, & 66:24.) Chaff is a metaphor for unbelieving people. Jesus’ Words, (“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.” Matt 22:37-40) The threshing floor represents the world. Jesus gave parables that fits John’s words.

(Matt 13:24-30; “The kingdom of heaven is like a person who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, an enemy “Satan” came and sowed weeds among the wheat “Christians” and went away. (Satan plants enemies among God’s people to divide and confuse.) When the plants “Christians” sprouted and bore grain “fruit“ then the weeds (“those presenting themselves as angels of light”) also appeared. So the slaves of the owner came and said to Him, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Then where did the weeds come from?’ He said, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the slaves replied, ‘Do you want us to go and gather them?’ But He “Jesus” said, ‘No, since in gathering the weeds “unbelievers” you may uproot the wheat “Christians” with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At harvest time I “Jesus” will tell the reapers, “First collect the weeds “Unbelievers” and tie them in bundles to be burned, but then gather the wheat “My people” into My barn.”’”)

(Matt 19:16-30; “Now someone came up to Him and said, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to gain eternal life?” He said to him, “Why do you ask Me about what is good? There is only One who is good. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.” “Which ones?” he asked. Jesus replied, “Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself.” The young man said to him, “I have wholeheartedly obeyed all these laws. What do I still lack?” Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go sell your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.” But when the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he was very rich. Then Jesus said to His disciples, “I tell you the truth, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven! Again I say, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter into the kingdom of God.” The disciples were greatly astonished when they heard this and said, “Then who can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and replied, “This is impossible for mere humans, but for God all things are possible.” Then Peter said to Him, “Look, we have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?” Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth: In the age when all things are renewed, when the Son of Man sits on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And whoever has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for My sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”) The twelve tribes of Israel are yet going to be delivered to the borders Jesus promised Abraham, “Jesus’ 12 apostles already have part of their assignment.

 

(Luke 3:18-20; “And in this way, with many other exhortations, John proclaimed good news to the people. But when John rebuked Herod the tetrarch because of Herodias, his brother’s wife, and because of all the evil deeds that he had done, Herod added this to them all: He locked up John in prison.”) John’s message is to all Believers IN, but his audience back then was primarily Israelites of the tribe of Judah, “Pharisees/Sadducees” that were ruled from Rome. The Romans had long since adapted pagan practices and beliefs in gods of the imagination.

 

(Luke 3:21-22; “Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus also was baptized. (See Matthew 3:6-17, Mark 1:5-12) And while Jesus was praying, the heavens opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on Him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are My One dear Son; in You I take great delight.”) God’s Spirit resided in Jesus from conception, this measure is given visibly as a witness to the people. When the people received the Holy Spirit on the Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension, it was visible as a witness. Unless to witness, God doesn’t make the Holy Spirit visible. Jesus explained to Nicodemus, when He was celebrating the Last Great Day of the Feast of Tabernacles. (John 3:8; “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.”)

 

Jesus was about thirty years old when He began teaching. Mary’s husband, Joseph was the primary supporter of the family. Joseph and Mary’s heredity from the fathers go back to Adam, his son Seth, after the flood, Noah and his son Shem. Most notably in the heredity line is David. Study the list, beginning in verse 23-38. Satan knew the plan regarding Jesus’ birth; he set out to counterfeit: duplicate every aspect, causing the many to worship him. Mother and son worship go back long before Jesus’ birth. Satan inspired counterfeit religions, copying resemblances of God’s plan, so humans would look to and worship him as an angel of light. (See 2 Corinthians 11:14) This apostasy is exposed by our Lord’s brother “Jude” and in the book of Judges.

 

(Judges 2:11-14; “The Israelites did evil before the Lord by worshiping the Baals. They abandoned the Lord God of their ancestors who brought them out of the land of Egypt. They followed other gods – the gods of the nations who lived around them. They worshiped them and made the Lord angry. They abandoned the Lord and worshiped Baal and the Ashtars.”) (Ashtaroth was also called “the queen of heaven.” When Jeremiah witnessed to them, they said to him; “We will not listen to what you claim the Lord has spoken to us! Instead we will do everything we vowed we would do. We will sacrifice and pour out drink offerings to the goddess called the “Queen of Heaven” just as we and our ancestors, our kings, and our leaders previously did in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem. For then we had plenty of food, were well-off, and had no troubles.” Jeremiah 44:16-17)

Paul contended with these pagans in Greece, understanding, “if the people turned to Jesus, it would interrupt their business.” They said; (There’s danger not only that this business of ours will come into disrepute, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be regarded as nothing, and she whom all the province of Asia and the world worship will suffer the loss of her greatness.” When the people heard this they became enraged and began to shout, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”” Acts 19:27-28) Nothing has changed! When people today here and see God’s truth, they think, “to follow this our business will suffer, the whole world is worshiping traditionalism.

The Gospel, according to Luke, chapter 3

December 2nd, 2018

To: God’s family, His church (12/2/18) Kislev 23rd day, 5779, until sunset.

 

Paul understood and reveals how we should reflect on our cleansing “a circumcision of the heart.” (Philippians 2:4-11; “Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well. You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had, who though He existed in the form of God (as do we, His created people) did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped, but emptied Himself by taking on the form of a slave, by looking like other men, and by sharing in human nature.” (When people decide for themselves, what is right, wrong, good and evil they in fact are, “regarding themselves as equal with God.) Jesus humbled Himself, by becoming obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross! As a result God exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow – in heaven and on earth and under the earth – and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.”) It was all preplanned. The life of God the Father’s own begotten, “fathered” Son, the one who said, “let us make man in our image” would come as the Messiah and give His life for our saving. He would grow and learn from things He experienced, so as to be our Mediator before God the Father. His birth, life and suffering was revealed to the prophets. (study Isaiah 52 & 53:)

 

(Isaiah 52:13-15; “Look, My servant will succeed! He will be elevated, lifted high, and greatly exalted (just as many were horrified by the sight of You) He was so disfigured He no longer looked like a man; His form was so marred He no longer looked human – so now He will startle many nations. Kings will be shocked by His exaltation, for they will witness something unannounced to them, and they will understand something they had not heard about.”) (Isaiah 11:1-8; “A shoot will grow out of Jesse’s,David’s Dad” root stock, a bud will sprout from his, “Jessie’s” roots. The Lord’s spirit will rest on Him – a spirit that gives extraordinary wisdom, a spirit that provides the ability to execute plans, a spirit that produces absolute loyalty to the Lord. He will take delight in obeying the Lord. He will not judge by mere appearances, or make decisions on the basis of hearsay. He will treat the poor fairly, and make right decisions for the downtrodden of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and order the wicked to be executed. Justice will be like a belt around His waist, integrity will be like a belt around His hips. (6-8; “A wolf will reside with a lamb, and a leopard will lie down with a young goat; an ox and a young lion will graze together, as a small child leads them along. A cow and a bear will graze together, their young will lie down together. A lion, like an ox, will eat straw. A baby will play over the hole of a snake; over the nest of a serpent an infant will put his hand.” (9; “They will no longer injure or destroy on My entire royal mountain. For there will be universal submission to the Lord’s sovereignty, just as the waters completely cover the sea.”

Israel is Reclaimed and Reunited (10; “At that time a root from Jesse, “Jesus” will stand like a signal flag for the nations. Nations will look to Him for guidance, and His residence will be majestic. At that time the Sovereign Master will again lift His hand to reclaim the remnant of His people from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and the seacoasts. He will lift a signal flag for the nations; He will gather Israel’s dispersed people and assemble Judah’s scattered people from the four corners of the earth. Ephraim’s jealousy will end, and Judah’s hostility will be eliminated. Ephraim will no longer be jealous of Judah, and Judah will no longer be hostile toward Ephraim. They will swoop down on the Philistine hills to the west; together they will loot the people of the east. They will take over Edom and Moab and the Ammonites will be their subjects. The Lord will divide the gulf of the Egyptian Sea; He will wave His hand over the Euphrates River and send a strong wind, He will turn it into seven dried-up streams, and enable them to walk across in their sandals. There will be a highway leading out of Assyria for the remnant of His people, just as there was for Israel, when they went up from the land of Egypt.”)

 

As Jesus prophecy, we recorded in our last study, He is yet again going to  miraculously restore Israelites as they were delivered from Egypt and when He had Joshua lead them across the Jordan river. God’s Word defines the characteristics of the patriarchs, prophets, Jesus, His apostles, Believers IN and unbelieving people who subscribers of traditionalism. Characteristics of bad people aren’t withheld. (What Believers IN have in common is, “a mind to wait on God’s promises.” (It’s revealed to Believers IN that we will see the majority of Jesus’ promises “after His second coming and our resurrection.” As we learn in Hebrews 11:, (“All these Believers 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.“ Heb 11:39-40) Jesus’ teaches; “His followers are gifted with faith in His promises, that they will receive an inheritance, a city with firm foundations, whose architect and builder is God.”

 

(“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. Heb 11:8-20) Likewise, we followers of Jesus are called to separate from the world at large, “this world’s system of things.” Doctor Luke confirms, this is the good news, “gospel” each follower of Jesus is led to believe IN. Jesus came to confirm a fulfillment of all the prophets foretold about Him. Each Believer IN “Christian” is led to understand “we can’t separated the restoration of Israel from Jesus’ good news.”

 

(Luke 2:25-35; “Now there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon who was righteous and devout, looking for the restoration of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. So Simeon, “directed by the Spirit” came into the temple courts, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for Him what was customary according to the law, Simeon took Him in his arms and blessed God, saying, (29) “Now, according to Your word, Sovereign Lord, permit Your servant to depart in peace. For my eyes have seen Your salvation that You have prepared in the presence of all peoples: a light, for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to Your people Israel.” (33) So Jesus’ parents were amazed at what was said about Him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to Jesus’ mother Mary, “Listen carefully: This child is destined to be the cause of the falling and rising of many in Israel and to be a sign that will be rejected. Indeed, as a result of Jesus, the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed – and a sword will pierce your own soul as well!”) These prophetic things revealed to Simeon are basically the same things Jesus had revealed through Isaiah, Jeremiah and Daniel about Himself. We have the record of the world rejecting Jesus in this current age.

 

(Luke 2:36-40; “There was also a prophetess, “Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.” She was very old, having been married to her husband for seven years until his death. She had lived as a widow since then for eighty-four years. She never left the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. (38) At that moment, she came up to them and began to give thanks to God and to speak about the child to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem. So when Joseph and Mary had performed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. And Jesus grew and became strong, filled with wisdom, and the favor of God, “the Father” was upon Him.”) Jesus’ gospel defines Redemption as; “the act of saving something or somebody from a declined, dilapidated, or corrupted state and restoring it.” Followers of Jesus, “Believers IN” are waiting for, the redemption of Jerusalem and Israel. Remember, the word, “Israel” meaning, “God fights.” Spiritual Israelites are, “neither Jew, Greek, slave nor free, neither male nor female – for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:28-29) NOW, Luke’s account of Jesus’ life jumps about twelve years.

 

(Luke 2:41; “Now Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem every year for the feast of the Passover.”) Passover is the fourteenth day of God’s first month, called Nisan or Adar 2, on Israel‘s calendar.” The fifteenth day of God’s first month is the first of seven annual Sabbaths and the twenty first is God’s second of seven annual Sabbaths. The feast of Passover begins the feast of Unleavened Bread. The  event, Jesus and His parents were attending.

 

Only Pentecost of the seven annual Sabbaths comes on a particular day of the week. Pentecost is always on the second day of the week because the count of fifty days is from the Wave Sheaf weekly Sabbath, during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Other annual Sabbaths are counted from the New Moon. (The annual Sabbath falling on the fifteenth day of Nisan or Adar 2, is the Sabbath in question “when they hurriedly buried Jesus before the Sabbath’s beginning.”) Occasionally an annual and weekly Sabbath comes on the same day. Today’s professing Christian establishment caters to the pagan Roman calendar and desires to keep their parishioners blinded to these facts. During Jesus’ millennial kingdom, the whole world will have this knowledge and be obedient to it.

 

(Luke 2:42-52; “When Jesus was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. But when the feast was over, as they were returning home, Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, but (because they assumed that Jesus was in their group of travelers) they went a day’s journey. Then they began to look for Him among their relatives and acquaintances. (45) When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for Him. After three days they found Him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. (47) And all who heard Jesus were astonished at His understanding and His answers. When Jesus’ parents saw Him, they were overwhelmed. His mother said to Him, “Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.” (49) But Jesus replied, “Why were you looking for Me? Didn’t you know that I must be in My Father’s house?” Yet His parents did not understand the remark He made to them. (51) Then Jesus went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. But His mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and with people.”) Perhaps some of what the angel Gabriel had said to Mary had not yet jelled in her mind.