HisView Assemblies

God’s Truth versus Satan’s deceptions, chapter 13

January 15th, 2017

God’s 10th month, Tevet 13, 5777 - 1/15/2017: To His Way People “hisviewassemblies”

    Jesus’ apostles taught “Believers IN knows the whole original Word of God is truth.” The Truth sets people free. See John 8:32. Truth is worthy our contemplation, meditation, study, belief and practice. As God gave the Israelites a stupor mentality because of their disobedience. True to His characteristics, He has given Christendom, Evangelicals and all who trust their intellect stupor minds because of their condoning unholy practices. See Isaiah 51:20-23. The same is revealed through Jeremiah.

    Jeremiah   13:12-17; “So tell them, ‘The Lord, the God of Israel, says, “Every wine jar is made to be filled with wine.”’ And they will probably say to you, ‘Do you not think we know that every wine jar is supposed to be filled with wine?’ (13) Then tell them, ‘The Lord says, “I will soon fill all the people who live in this land with stupor. I will also fill the kings from David’s dynasty, the priests, the prophets, and the citizens of Jerusalem with stupor. And I will smash them like wine bottles against one another, children and parents alike. I will not show any pity, mercy, or compassion. Nothing will keep Me from destroying them, “says the Lord.”

    (15-17; “Then I said to the people of Judah, “Listen and pay attention! Do not be arrogant! For the Lord has spoken. Show the Lord your God the respect that is due Him.

Do it before He brings the darkness of disaster. Do it before you stumble into distress

like a traveler on the mountains at twilight. Do it before He turns the light of deliverance you hope for into the darkness and gloom of exile. But if you will not pay attention to this warning, I “Jeremiah” will weep alone because of your arrogant pride. I will weep bitterly and my eyes will overflow with tears because you, the Lord’s flock, will be carried into exile.”)

    All people groups that use Jesus’ name, yet condone unholy life styles need to take heed. We feel Jeremiah’s anguish for this age. Jesus’ apostles were inspired to teach.

Paul to Timothy

   (2Timothy 3:16-17; “Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the person dedicated to God may be capable and equipped for every good work.”) So; how is it that people lose the capability God equips for good work? Satan encourages each to do what seems right to their intellectual training! Satan is the scapegoat and his destruction will change much.

     As Jesus prophesied, “if possible even His Elect would be deceived before His return.”

    (John 6:63-65; “The Spirit is the one who gives “imparts” life; human nature ’intellect’ is of no help! The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. But there are some of you who do not believe.” (For Jesus had already known from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.) So Jesus added, “Because of this I told you that no one can come to Me unless the Father has allowed him to come.”)

     The spiritual deliverance God is doing in this new covenant age differs from the physical deliverance He did through Moses, but the pattern the same. Today, deliverance is individual, a spiritual calling whereby God gives the desire to know Him and leads people to a turning ’repentance’ and a trust in Jesus’ faith. Paul explained to the gentile populations, a people likened to many of us.     

     (Ephesians 2:19-21; “So then you “gentiles” are no longer foreigners and non-citizens, but you are fellow citizens with the Saints and members of God’s household, because you have been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the Cornerstone. In Him the whole building “family” is 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.”)

     So, followers of Jesus are about the business of attempting to encourage people gifted with desire to know God the Father, God the Son and the family characteristics. Heed Peter’s admonishments.

    (2Peter 1:20-21; “Above all, you do well if you recognize this: No prophecy of scripture ever comes about by the prophet’s own imagination, for no prophecy was ever borne of human impulse; rather, men carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.”)

    God inspired Isaiah to write; (Isa 14:24; “The Lord who commands armies makes this solemn vow: “Be sure of this: Just as I have intended, so it will be; just as I have planned, it will happen.”  We that are called to be Believers IN know our Creator is in charge and all things are ultimately working for His purpose.

     (Matthew 1:17-1:17; “So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to Christ, fourteen generations.”)

     Our Creator Jesus’ exact coming in human form was preplanned and His dealing with Satan known in advance. Jesus’ characteristics did not alter from when He delivered through Moses. He answered Satan’s temptation as He would have us do.

    (Matt 4:4; “But He “Jesus” answered, “It is written, ‘Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” a quote from Deut 8:3)

     (Luke 4:3-4; “The devil said to Him “Jesus” “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.’”

    (Deut 8:2-3; “Remember the whole way by which He has brought you these forty years through the desert so that He might, by humbling you, test you to see if you have it within you to keep His commandments or not. So He humbled you by making you hungry and then feeding you with unfamiliar manna. He did this to teach you that humankind cannot live by bread alone, but also by everything that comes from the Lord’s mouth.”)

      We need to ask, “am I gifted to believe IN, has this world’s education system sold me on evolution or that God’s isn’t absolute?” Am I so vain, so arrogant that I trust my inherited from Adam intellect rather than God’s Word “Jesus?” Are we able to trust Paul’s inspired teaching he received through Jesus? To people gifted to Believe IN Paul wrote for Timothy’s use in teaching.

     (2Tim 1:1:7-14; “For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me, a prisoner for His sake, but by God’s power accept your share of suffering for the gospel. (9) He is the One who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works but on His own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but now made visible through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. He has broken the power of death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel! For this gospel I “Paul” was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher. Because of this, in fact, I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, because I know the One in whom my faith is set and I am convinced that He is able to protect what has been entrusted to me until that day. (13) Hold to the standard of sound words that you heard from me and do so with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Protect that good thing entrusted to you, through the Holy Spirit who lives within us.”)

     Creator Jesus who spoke or had His angel speak to Moses from a burning bush, reveals Himself in various ways, inspiring John’s Words at John 1:1-5, Paul’s Words at Colossians 1:15-20 and the Hebrews writer’s Words at Hebrews 1: inspired Paul’s Words to Timothy as recorded above. Jesus’ good news includes that we may suffer for our being called to Believe IN. That we are called for His own purpose, by grace granted in Himself before time began. These things now made visible through the appearing of Jesus who brought life and our understanding that immortality is only through Him. These are sound words to believe IN. Who is gifted to understand the love imparted by Jesus “our Creator” in sacrificing Himself for the sins of the world?  If we do, “know that understanding was gifted.” None of these understanding come from one’s intellect. The Psalmist was gifted to understand.    

     Psalms 12:6-8; “The Lord’s words are absolutely reliable. They are as untainted as silver purified in a furnace on the ground, where it is thoroughly refined. (7) You, Lord, will protect them; You will continually shelter each one from these evil people, for the wicked seem to be everywhere, when people promote evil.”)

      Psalms 19:7-11; “The law of the Lord is perfect and preserves one’s life. The rules set down by the Lord are reliable and impart wisdom to the inexperienced. The Lord’s precepts are fair and make one joyful. The Lord’s commands are pure and give insight for life. The commands to fear the Lord are right and endure forever. The judgments given by the Lord are trustworthy and absolutely just. (10) They are of greater value than gold, than even a great amount of pure gold; they bring greater delight than honey, than even the sweetest honey from a honeycomb. Yes, Your servant finds moral guidance there; those who obey them receive a rich reward.”)

     Truth sets us free and there is only one truth. Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to share His word to gifted Believers.

     Gal 1:8-12;  “But even if we “apostles” (or an angel from heaven) should preach a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be condemned to hell (Hell? Meaning “accursed” or “let him be accursed” the Greek word; (νάθεμα, anaqema) translation gives the outcome which is implied by this dreadful curse.)

   As we ’apostles’ have said before, and now I say again, if anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, let him be condemned to hell! Am I now trying to gain the approval of people, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ! (11) Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. For I did not receive it or learn it from any human source; instead I received it by a revelation of Jesus Christ.”)

    The callings of God and spiritual understanding are gifts, when we aren’t grasping fully we should prayerfully wait on His revelations.

God’s Truth versus Satan’s deceptions, chapter 12

January 13th, 2017

God’s 10th month, Tevet 11, 5777 - 1/13/2017: To His Way People “hisviewassemblies”

God’s character is revealed to people of His choosing. God the Father reveals through the apostle Paul that Jesus is “The Deliverer to come out of Zion, the One that will remove sin from Jacob as ratified by His covenants promises through Abraham.

(Romans 11:26-27; “And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion; He will remove ungodliness from Jacob. And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”)

God’s characteristics are revealed throughout His Holy Word and shown to Paul, who shared previously made promises to the fathers for our edification in these last days. In view of these revelations we need to understand that as Creator, it’s God’s prerogative to choose a people for Himself. May we who are given to understand be edified.

(Rom 11:1-4; “So I “Paul” ask, God has not rejected His people has He? Absolutely not! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew! Do you not know what the scripture says about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? (3) “Lord, they have killed Your prophets, they have demolished Your altars; I alone am left and they are seeking my life!” But what was the divine response to him? “I have kept for Myself seven thousand people who have not bent the knee to Baal.”) In addition to his personal revelations, Paul is referring to 1 Kings 19:18, Deut 29:4. Isaiah 29:10 and Psalms 69:23.

It’s beyond the thinking of people who love this world’s system of things to believe God to be so awesome as to predestinate, “to foreknow whom He would call in this age.”

(Rom 11:5-8;” So in the same way at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if it Is by grace, it is no longer by works, otherwise grace would no longer be grace. (7) What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was diligently seeking, but the Elect obtained it. The rest were hardened, as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, to this very day.”)

It is all for our example. Study 1Cor 10: and let’s review (1Peter 2:7-10; “So you who believe see His “Jesus’” value, but for those who do not believe, the stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone, and a stumbling-stone and a rock to trip over. They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. But you “followers of Jesus” are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of His own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. You once were not a people, but now you are God’s people. You were shown no mercy, but now you have received mercy.”)

God calls, opens minds and gives understanding so followers of Jesus may be His peculiar people, “a people separated from the world.” As we will see in the remainder of Romans 11, the Israelites were a stubborn people desiring to do what seemed right to themselves, rather than do what God desired. They then as do all unbelievers today, “love this world’s system of things. (People were and are hardened, as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, to this very day.) Why? For a future time of saving!

(Rom 11:9-10; “And David says, “of the Israelites“Let their table become a snare and trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them; let their eyes be darkened so that they may not see, and make their backs bend continually.” (Psalms 69:22-23)

(11-12; “I ask then, they did not stumble into an irrevocable fall, did they? Absolutely not! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make Israel jealous. Now if their “Israelites” transgression means riches for the world and their defeat means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full restoration bring?”

Israel’s full restoration is yet to be! All followers of Jesus are spiritual Israelites and our full restoration is yet to be. Let’s continue prayerfully.

(Rom 11:13-16; “Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Seeing that I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, if somehow I could provoke my people to jealousy and save some of them. For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? (16) If the first portion of the dough offered is holy, then the whole batch is holy, and if the root is holy, so too are the branches.”)

God made Jacob’s heirs a holy people and as such their root and branches are holy! What will their acceptance be? A resurrection, “life from the dead.” Such teaching don’t fit with this world’s heaven - hell doctrine does it? Remember Paul is writing to converted to Jesus’ Way gentiles.

.(Rom 11:17-20; “Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, “gentiles” a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among them and participated in the richness of the olive root, do not boast over the branches. But if you boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you. (19) Then you will say, “The branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” Granted! They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but fear!)

Each called person is called by grace, no room for arrogance. Each called person was known before the foundation of the world. It’s God’s prerogative now and will be His during Jesus’ millennial reign.

(Rom 11:21-24; “For if God did not spare the natural branches, perhaps He will not spare you. Notice therefore the kindness and harshness of God – harshness toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness toward you, provided you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off. (23) And even they “the Israelites” – if they do not continue in their unbelief – will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. For if you “gentiles” were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree?)

The gentile mentality has always been more prone to worship imaginary gods etc. A wildness like that attributed to Ishmael but Jacob was called and chosen to be a cultivated by God person. We should at least see a portion of God’s characteristics. Then and now, He does the choosing, calling, delivering and saving through His plan of redemption.

(Rom 11:25-27; “For I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: A partial hardening has happened to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. (26) And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion; He will remove ungodliness from Jacob. And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”)

All because of God’s promises to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and Jesus’ apostles.

(Rom 11:28-29; “In regard to the gospel they “the Israelites” are enemies for your sake, but in regard to Election they are dearly loved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.”)

(Rom 11:30-32; “Just as you were formerly disobedient to God, but have now received mercy due to their disobedience, so they too have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. For God has consigned all people to disobedience so that He may show mercy to them all.”)

Remember Jesus died for the sins of the world. Jesus is Creator, Re-creator, Sustainer, Deliverer, Mediator and coming King of Kings. His kingdom, His family is everlasting.

(Rom 11:33-36; “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how fathomless His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor? Or who has first given to God, that God needs to repay him? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever! Amen.”)

While these things are firmly believed, study Paul’s words at Colossians 1:15-20, John’s words at John 1:1-5 and Hebrews 1: We can’t worship Him in spirit and truth without knowing His awesome characteristics and planning.

Jesus came in human form to fulfill the foreshadowing of Passover,

Even Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel were aware of the Lord’s commanding a blood sacrifice. Blood sacrifices then and as commanded the Israelites through Moses looked forward to Jesus’ blood sacrifice. Knowing that Jesus was that Rock delivering Israel from Egypt through Moses; “Egypt representing sin” Jesus living a fleshly life and died “shedding His life blood” for the sins of the world, then setting a new precedence for Passover celebration makes Believers IN “at one with God the Father and God the Son.” Paul taught the significance of remembering, practicing and examining one’s self when partaking of Jesus’ ordained Passover custom so Believers IN, would be clothed and immersed in Jesus, thus “be not condemned with unbelievers.”

(1Cor 11:27-34; “For this reason, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. A person should examine himself first, and in this way let him eat the bread and drink of the cup. For the one who eats and drinks without careful regard for the body eats and drinks judgment against himself. That is why many of you are weak and sick, and quite a few are dead. (31) But if we examined ourselves, we would not be judged. But when we are judged by the Lord, we are delivered so that we may not be condemned with the world. So then, my brothers and sisters, when you come together to eat, “celebrate Passover” wait for one another. If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, so that when you assemble it does not lead to judgment. I will give directions about other matters when I come.”)

Paul taught the gentile populations to consider themselves grafted in to the promises God made to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses by grace, not of themselves and once gifted to believe, continue clothing and immersing themselves in Jesus.

God’s Truth versus Satan’s deceptions, chapter 11

January 9th, 2017

God’s tenth month, Tevet 7, 5777 - 1/9/2017: To God’s Way People “hisviewassemblies”

The Lord God began prophesying about peace on earth through His chosen, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their descendents; particularly “Descendent Jesus.”

Jesus’ apostle Paul understood prophecies referred to Jesus as “the Descendent.” Revelations were given to Abraham, Moses and David prior to Jesus’ apostles and we Believers IN. Keep in mind, “When Jesus returns it’s a new beginning, a new age and all Israel will be saved.” Paul was gifted to understand God’s covenant promises.

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

Gen 12:7; “The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants ’Seed’ I will give this land. So Abram built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.”

Gen 13:14-16; “After Lot had departed, the Lord said to Abram, “Look from the place where you stand to the north, south, east, and west. I will give all the land that you see to you and your descendants ’Seed’ forever. And I will make your descendants like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone is able to count the dust of the earth, then your descendants also can be counted.”

The Israelites of Moses, Joshua and the Judges, “Samuel being the last” and king David never controlled to the borders promised Abraham. From the beginning its obvious that God’s planning through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob descendents and particularly David’s Descendent “Jesus.” Jesus’ followers are spiritual Israelites. (Review Galatians 3:29; “And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.””

The promises to Abraham follow through to Joseph and his two sons, “Ephraim and Manasseh.”

Genesis 48:17- “When Joseph saw that his father placed his right hand on Ephraim’s head, it displeased him. So he took his father’s hand to move it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head. Joseph said to his father, “Not so, my father, for this is the firstborn. Put your right hand on his head.” But his father refused and said, “I know, my son, I know. He too will become a nation and he too will become great. In spite of this, his younger brother ‘Ephraim’ will be even greater and his descendents will become a multitude of nations.” So he ’Joseph’ blessed them that day, saying, “By you will Israel “Jacob” bless, saying, ‘May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh.’” So he put Ephraim before Manasseh. (21) Then Israel ’Jacob’ said to Joseph, “I am about to die, but God will be with you and will bring you back to the land of your fathers. As one who is above your brothers, I give to you the mountain slope, which I took from the Amorites with my sword and my bow.

The Lord God “Jesus” continued this line of prophesying through His prophets.

Deut 18:15-19; “The Lord your God will raise up for you ’Israelites’ 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 “Israelites” 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.”

(17) The Lord then said to me “Moses” “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.” (We know that prophet to be the Lord Jesus who spoke the words of His Father.)

Deut 18:20; “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.”

Study the prophecies Jesus inspired through Isaiah, as always study the whole and pay attention to how God calls individuals.

Isaiah 51:1-4; “Listen to Me, you who pursue godliness, who seek the Lord! Look at the rock from which you were chiseled, at the quarry from which you were dug! Look at Abraham your father, and Sarah, who gave you birth. When I summoned him, he was a lone individual, but I blessed him and gave him numerous descendents. Certainly the Lord will console Zion; ‘Jerusalem area’ He will console all her ruins. He will make her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the Garden of the Lord. Happiness and joy will be restored to her, thanksgiving and the sound of music. (4) Pay attention to Me, My people! Listen to Me, My people! For I will issue a decree, I will make My justice a light to the nations. I am ready to vindicate, I am ready to deliver, I will establish justice among the nations. The coastlands wait patiently for Me; they wait in anticipation for the revelation of My power.” (Hold the teaching dear, “Christians are spiritual Israelites.)

Isaiah 48:1-6; “Listen to this, O family of Jacob, you who are called by the name ‘Israel’ and are descendents from Judah, who take oaths in the name of the Lord, and invoke the God of Israel – but not in an honest and just manner. Indeed, they live in the holy city; they trust in the God of Israel, whose name is the Lord who commands armies. (3) “I announced events beforehand, I issued the decrees and made the predictions; suddenly I acted and they came to pass. I did this because I know how stubborn you are. Your neck muscles are like iron and your forehead like bronze. I announced them to you beforehand; before they happened, I predicted them for you, so you could never say, ‘My image did these things, my idol, my cast image, decreed them.’ (6) You have heard; now look at all the evidence! Will you not admit that what I say is true? From this point on I am announcing to you new events that are previously unrevealed and you do not know about.”) (Remember we were told through Daniel “knowledge would increase in these latter days.)

Isaiah 65:8-9; This is what the Lord says: “When juice is discovered in a cluster of grapes, someone says, ‘Don’t destroy it, for it contains juice.’ So I will do for the sake of My servants – I will not destroy everyone. I will bring forth descendents from Jacob,

and from Judah people to take possession of My mountains. ‘government - Zion’ My chosen ones ’physical and spiritual Israelites’ will take possession of the land; My servants will live there.” (Times when others were leading, Jesus prophesied through Jeremiah. As always study the whole and know that God does the installing.)

Jeremiah 23:1-6; The Lord says, “The leaders of My people are sure to be judged. They were supposed to watch over My people like shepherds watch over their sheep. But they are causing My people to be destroyed and scattered. So the Lord God of Israel has this to say about the leaders who are ruling over His people: “You have caused My people to be dispersed and driven into exile. You have not taken care of them. So I will punish you for the evil that you have done. I, the Lord, affirm it! Then I Myself will re-gather those of My people who are still alive from all the countries where I have driven them. I will bring them back to their homeland. They will greatly increase in number. (4) I will install rulers over them who will care for them. Then they will no longer need to fear or be terrified. None of them will turn up missing. I, the Lord, promise it! “I, the Lord, promise that a new time will certainly come when I will raise up for them a righteous Branch, a descendent of David. (Jesus) He will rule over them with wisdom and understanding and will do what is just and right in the land. Under His rule Judah will enjoy safety and Israel will live in security. This is the name He will go by: ‘The Lord has provided us with justice.’

(7-9; “So I, the Lord, say: ‘A new time will certainly come. People now affirm their oaths with “I swear as surely as the Lord lives who delivered the people of Israel out of Egypt.” (8) But at that time they will affirm them with “I swear as surely as the Lord lives who delivered the descendents of the former nation of Israel from the land of the north and from all the other lands where he had banished them.” At that time they will live in their own land.’” (Note that God does it all. Remember Paul reminded us about covenant promises?)

Jeremiah 32:36-40; “You and your people are right in saying, ‘War, starvation, and disease are sure to make this city fall into the hands of the king of Babylon.’ But now I, the Lord God of Israel, have something further to say about this city: ‘I will certainly re-gather My people from all the countries where I will have exiled them in My anger, fury, and great wrath. I will bring them back to this place and allow them to live here in safety. They will be My people, and I will be their God. I will give them a single-minded purpose to live in a way that always shows respect for Me. They will want to do that for their own good and the good of the children who descend from them. (40) I will make a lasting covenant with them that I will never stop doing good to them. I will fill their hearts and minds with respect for Me so that they will never again turn away from Me. I will take delight in doing good to them. I will faithfully and wholeheartedly plant them firmly in the land.’” Note the words, “for their own good“ Followers of Jesus today and in these prophetic times obey out of love.” God fills hearts! And will never stop doing good for them! God does it all, so none can boast. (We should have the mind set; “followers of Jesus are spiritual Israelites.”) People throughout the world are captives to this world’s system of things: deceived and don’t know it.

Jeremiah 46:27-28; “You descendents of Jacob, My servants, do not be afraid; do not be terrified, people of Israel. For I will rescue you and your descendents from the faraway lands where you are captives. The descendents of Jacob will return to their land and enjoy peace. They will be secure and no one will terrify them. I, the Lord, tell you not to be afraid, You descendents of Jacob, My servant, for I am with you. Though I completely destroy all the nations where I scatter you, I will not completely destroy you. I will indeed discipline you but only in due measure. I will not allow you to go entirely unpunished.”)

Jeremiah 33:19-22; The Lord spoke further to Jeremiah. “I, Lord, make the following promise: ‘I have made a covenant with the day and with the night that they will always come at their proper times. Only if you people could break that covenant could My covenant with My servant David and My covenant with the Levites ever be broken. So David will by all means always have a Descendent to occupy his throne as king and the Levites will by all means always have priests who will minister before Me. (22) I will make the children who follow one another in the line of My servant David very numerous. I will also make the Levites who minister before Me very numerous. I will make them all as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sands which are on the seashore.’” (All evil will be destroyed and all inhabitants will be God’s people.)

(33:23-26; “The Lord spoke still further to Jeremiah. “You have surely noticed what these ’non-Israelite’ people are saying, haven’t you? They are saying, ‘The Lord has rejected the two families of Israel and Judah that He chose.’ So they have little regard that My people will ever again be a nation. But I, the Lord, make the following promise: I have made a covenant governing the coming of day and night. I have established the fixed laws governing heaven and earth. Just as surely as I have done this, so surely will I never reject the descendents of Jacob. Nor will I ever refuse to choose one of My servant David’s Descendent to rule over the descendents of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Indeed, I will restore them and show mercy to them.”) HOW AWESOME IS HIS PLANNING!

God’s Truth versus Satan’s deceptions, chapter 10.

January 7th, 2017

God’s tenth month, Tevet 6, 5777 - 1/82017: To God’s Way People “hisviewassemblies”

When people trust their intellect they come down on particular sides of issues and thus have to twist His Word to fit personal beliefs. It’s the reason we have denominations. Conclusive to themselves errors become unbelieving people’s gods. It’s the sin nature, hostility toward a complete submission to our Creator. It is the fleshly nature we inherited from Adam at play among this earth‘s populations. Among religions it’s a “believing THAT a god exist” opposed to “believing IN Creator God.” Many and various views are condoned by the religious and that is how Satan wants it.

    Genuine followers of Jesus know “Creator God is absolute” and “His is one way.” So, followers of Jesus can speak and teach with authority as did Jesus and His apostles. Naturally the world hates authority, thus the world hates Creator God.

     Now, we followers of Jesus do respect intellect, education, people knowing several languages, the sciences of biology, space engineering etc. Our hats are off to people holding doctorate degrees. However we are gifted to know a basic spiritual truth, the educated majority don’t conceive of! The fact that spiritual comprehension is only obtainable through God’s gifting. His gifting begins when He calls and gives a believing IN mindset. A loving God the Father and God the Son as they are manifested to be in His holy word. Jesus taught it and His apostle John recorded it.

     (John 14:15-17; “If you love Me, you will obey My commandments. Then I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate Helper” or “Counselor” to be with you forever – (17) the Spirit of truth that the world cannot accept, because it does not see God or know God. But you ‘believers IN’ know Him, because He resides with you and will be in you.” (Him in this text, means God.)

It’s Knowing and Spiritual

      Gifted revelation of God the Father and God the Son’s characteristics is necessary to know God, be gifted with a submissive to and a love of Jesus’ commandments.

      (18-21; “I, ‘Jesus’ will not abandon you as orphans, I will come to you. In a little while the world will not see Me any longer, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live too. You will know at that time that I am in My Father and you are in Me and I am in you. (21) The person who has My commandments and obeys them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will reveal Myself to him.”

     Reveal is the key and spiritual word. Intellect and no degree of education can reveal.

     (22-24; “Lord,” Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “what has happened that you are going to reveal Yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus replied, “If anyone loves Me, he will obey My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and take up residence with him.”

      World religions would have us believe we can make a personal choice whether or not to know and love God. God teaches that without His reveling His characteristics we don‘t know Him. God reveals and followers of Jesus understand that all things are created through Jesus, who came to reveal His and our heavenly Father. Without His revealing we MAY love a god of our imagination but that doesn’t make us believers IN Him as He manifest Himself to be in the holy scriptures

.   (24; “The person who does not ’know and’ love Me does not obey My words. And the Word you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.”

      At this recording Jesus was then speaking these spiritual words gifted from God the Father and from within His physical body to His then fleshly minded apostles. They were not precipitants of His gifted spirit until after His resurrection.  

     (25-26; “I have spoken these things while staying with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach “reveal” you everything, and will cause you to remember everything I said to you.”

      The holy spirit is not a deity ‘person’ but God’s power He emits to do His will, including spiritually opening minds, revealing, giving understand to and teaching. Remember Jesus said, “when you have seen me you have seen My Father.” Still speaking to His apostles, Jesus continued revealing the future and who the ruler of this world is.

    (27-31; “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage. (28) You heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am. (29) I have told you now before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe. I will not speak with you much longer, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over Me, (31) but I am doing just what the Father commanded Me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Get up, let us go from here.”)

      The ruler of this world is Satan! Remember when the devil offered Jesus the kingdoms of this world? What did Jesus say? “get behind Me Satan.” Jesus revealed Satan and his follower’s characteristics to His apostles and we followers. They present themselves as angels of light and deceive the whole world. Jesus reveals it through Paul.

     (2Cor 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.”

      Today’s Christendom churches “Evangelicals” teach a condoning god, one accepting many beliefs and life styles. These are worshiping the god of this world. Jesus revealed and Paul explained that God’s covenant promises are sure.  

     (Galatians 3:15-22; “Brothers and sisters, I offer an example from everyday life: When a covenant has been ratified, even though it is only a human contract, no one can set it aside or add anything to it. Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his descendant. Scripture does not say, “and to the descendants,” referring to many, but “and to your descendant,” referring to One, who is Christ. What I am saying is this: The law that came four hundred thirty years later does not cancel a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to invalidate the promise. (18) For if the “our” inheritance is based on the law, it is no longer based on the promise, but God graciously gave it to Abraham through the promise.

    (19-22; “Why then was the law given? It was added because of transgressions, until the arrival of the Descendant to whom the promise had been made. It “the law” was administered through angels by an intermediary. Now an intermediary is not for one party alone, but God is one. (21) Is the law therefore opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. But the scripture imprisoned everything and everyone under sin so that the promise could be given – because of the faithfulness of Jesus Christ – to those who believe.”) It is Jesus’ faith imputed to our minds through the Holy Spirit that makes Believers IN immortal. It is God’s Way of making people at one with Himself, His method of putting Believers in The Family of God. Thus we are saved by promised grace from the result of sin.

      (Ephesians 2:1-3; “And although you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you formerly lived according to this world’s present path, according to the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the ruler of the spirit that is now energizing the sons of disobedience, among whom all of us also formerly lived out our lives in the cravings of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath even as the rest…

     (4-10; “But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you are saved! – and He raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, ’WHY’ to demonstrate in the coming ages the surpassing wealth of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (8) For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast. (10) For we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.”) MUCH MORE is to be demonstrated in the coming ages!

 

 

God’s Truth versus Satan’s deceptions, chapter 9

January 5th, 2017

God’s tenth month, Tevet 7, 5777: 1/5/17: To God’s Way People Repentance is a turning from the inherited from Adam nature, its fleshly pulls and carnal desires “to the revealed drawing in nature of Jesus.” When converted to His Way, He gives the desire to be at one with Himself. Jesus’ apostle Paul explains. (Philippians 2:12-13; “So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence, (13) for the One bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort – for the sake of His good pleasure – is God.) It starts with a calling, a revelation of our lawlessness toward God and the gifted desire to turn. Jesus gave His parable on the subject, then explained the parable, Matthew, Mark and Luke recorded Him.

(Luke 8:9-10; “Then His disciples asked Him what this parable meant. He said, “You “apostles” have been given the opportunity to know the secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so that although they see they may not see, and although they hear they may not understand.”

(Luke 8:11-15; “Now the parable means this: The seed is the word of God. Those “seed” along the path are the ones who have heard; then the devil “or one of his followers” comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. (13) Those “seed” on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in a time of testing fall away. (14) As for the seed that fell among thorns, these are the ones who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the worries and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. (15) But as for the seed that landed on good soil, these are the ones who, after hearing the word, cling to it with an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with steadfast endurance.”) Few seem to understand Jesus’ reason for giving parables; review verse ten above.

In view of Jesus’ explanation of His parable we do need to count the cost for living contrary to this world’s system of things “whose god is the devil” the bureaucracies, worldly religions etc. We need to take into account, Jesus’ explanation of why He came.

(Matthew 10:34-39; “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household.

(37-39; “Whoever loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And whoever does not take up his cross “way of life” and follow Me is not worthy of Me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life because of Me will find it.”) It may be that we followers of Jesus need to apply more steadfastness and perseverance in this latter age than they of previous times. This may be the reason for Jesus’ parable about the last becoming first.

(Matthew 19:30; “But many who are first will be last, and the last first.” Jesus’ parable begins in chapter 20 and is about hiring of laborers in a vineyard.

(Matt 20:8-16; “When7 it was evening the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the workers and give the pay starting with the last hired until the first.’ When those hired about five o’clock came, each received a full day’s pay. And when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more. But each one also received the standard wage. When they received it, they began to complain against the landowner, saying, ‘These last fellows worked one hour, and you have made them equal to us who bore the hardship and burning heat of the day.’ And the landowner replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am not treating you unfairly. Didn’t you agree with me to work for the standard wage? Take what is yours and go. I want to give to this last man the same as I gave to you. Am I not permitted to do what I want with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ So the last will be first, and the first last.”)

Life in the blood, particularly Jesus’

Jesus’ good news “gospel” is about people being saved through Jesus‘ shed blood. God’s set aside “sanctified” people were commanded not to partake of blood with the meat. (Deut 12:23-24; “However, by no means eat the blood, for the blood is life itself – you must not eat the life with the meat! You must not eat it! You must pour it out on the ground like water.”) Blood representing life itself looked forward to Jesus shedding His blood “Life” for the remission of the world’s sin. The Passover before Israel’s deliverance with blood on door facings saved people from the death angel and looked forward to our being saved through Jesus’ blood sacrifice. On the Passover before Jesus’ death He instituted the Passover meal with wine representing His blood and bread representing His body.

(John 6:28-31; “So then they “those following Jesus” said to Him, “What must we do to accomplish the deeds God requires?” Jesus replied, “This is the deed God requires – to believe in the One whom He sent.” (30) So they said to Him, “Then what miraculous sign will you perform, so that we may see it and believe You? What will you do? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”

(John 6:32-34; Then Jesus told them, “I tell you the solemn truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but My Father is giving you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is the One who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” So they said to Him, “Sir, give us this bread all the time!”

“It was Jesus, the Alpha and Omega, the Lord God of Abraham and Moses that gave manna ‘bread’ from heaven for that forty years. See John 1:1-5, Col 1:20-25, and Heb 1:”

(John 6:35-36 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. The one who comes to Me will never go hungry, and the one who believes in Me will never be thirsty. But I told you that you have seen Me and still do not believe.”

“Consider the miracles Jesus had already done as a witness to who He is, and yet these wanted a greater miracle likened to His feeding their ancestors forty years.” Now note who is saved by grace!

(John 6:37-40; “Everyone whom the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will never send away. For I have come down from heaven not to do My own will but the will of the One who sent Me. Now this is the will of the One who sent Me – that I should not lose one person of every one He has given Me, but raise them all up at the last day. (40) For this is the will of My Father – for everyone who looks on the Son and believes IN Him to have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”

(“This is why we go to great length, attempting to explain the difference of believing IN opposed to believing THAT. People can of themselves come to believe most anything. Its natural to attempt being religious in one’s own mind, thinking to believe a god of the imagination or a god of one’s denomination exist and can save. “Such thinking is to put methodology up front.” Jesus stated, “I should not lose one person the Father has given Me “but resurrect each on the last day.” To believe Him “is to believe IN” not to believe in Him is to demonstrate hostility. Like the example of those attempting to judge God’s Way, as did the ones in Jesus’ parable about the laborers desiring what they though a fair wage.)

Familiarity

(John 6:41-46; “Then the Jews who were hostile to Jesus began complaining about Him because He said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven,” and they said, “Isn’t this Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can He now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” Jesus replied, “Do not complain about Me to one another. (44) No one can come to me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ 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.)

The good news is about being called, gifted with understanding and desiring His Way.

(John 6:47-51; “I tell you the solemn truth, the one who believes “IN” has eternal life. 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.”

Unbelievers are fleshly minded. Jesus’ apostle Paul explained. (Rom 8:5-11; “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 life and peace, because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so. (8) Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. You, “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. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is your life because of “Jesus” righteousness. 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.”)

(John 6:52-58; “Then the Jews who were hostile to Jesus began to argue with one another, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?” Jesus said to them, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in yourselves. The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood resides in Me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so the one who consumes Me will live because of Me. (58) This is the bread that came down from heaven; it is not like the bread your ancestors ate, but then later died. The one who eats this bread will live forever.”) Jesus made the metaphor of eating and drinking Him clear with the ceremonial “Lord’s Supper.” Jesus’ apostle Paul draws the analogy for we Believers IN.

(2Cor 5:1-10; “For we “followers of Jesus” know that if our earthly house, the tent we live in, is dismantled, we have a building from God, a house not built by human hands, that is eternal in the heavens. For in this earthly house “body” we groan, because we desire to put on our heavenly dwelling, (3) if indeed, after we have put on our heavenly house, we will not be found naked. For we “followers of Jesus” groan while we are in this tent, since we are weighed down, because we do not want to be unclothed, but clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. (5) Now the One who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment. Therefore we are always full of courage, and we know that as long as we are alive here on earth we are absent from the Lord – (7) for we live by faith, not by sight. Thus we are full of courage and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So then whether we are alive or away, we make it our ambition to please Him. (10) For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be paid back according to what he has done while in the body, whether good or evil.”)

Not only are we followers of Jesus being reconciled to God the Father through Jesus’ blood sacrifice in this age, “in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting people’s trespasses against them and He has given us, “we followers of Jesus -as ambassadors” with the message of reconciliation.

(2Cor 5:14-21; “For the love of Christ controls us, since we have concluded this, that Christ died for all; therefore all have died. And He died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised. (16) So then from now on we acknowledge no one from an outward human point of view. Even though we “apostles” have known Christ from such a human point of view, now we do not know Him in that way any longer. So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away – look, what is new has come. (18) And all these things are from God who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and who has given us the ministry of reconciliation. In other words, Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His plea through us. We plead with you on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God!” (21) God “the Father” made the One “Jesus” who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in Him “Jesus” we would become the righteousness of God.”) Now we all know that God the Father does the calling and we are hopeful that sound words penetrate minds and encourage steadfastness.

God’s truth versus Satan’s deceptions, chapter 8

January 2nd, 2017

     To God’s View assemblies, people converted from Fleshy to a Spiritual nature to live His righteousness.

     Jesus’ new gifted nature is only obtainable through God’s miraculous intervention. Jesus referred to this intervention as a rebirth; “born from above” “born again” a re-creation from the inherited from Adam nature. After being miraculously converted, God no longer considers such as sinners. Converted to His Way people no longer willfully practices sin! Jesus taught it through His apostle John.  

    1John 1:1-4; “This is what we “apostles” proclaim to you: what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and our hands have touched (concerning the Word of Life “Jesus. “ The Life was revealed, and we have seen and testify and announce to you the Eternal Life that was with the Father and was revealed to us). What we have seen and heard we announce to you too, so that you may have fellowship with us (and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ). (4) Thus we write these things so that our joy may be complete.”) Likewise, we ambassadors of Jesus in each age, repeat John’s teaching.

   Jesus’ Good News is not a truth, BUT THE TRUTH.

     1John 1:5-2:2; “Now this is the gospel message we have heard from Him and announce to you: God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. (6) If we say we have fellowship with Him and yet keep on walking “practicing” in the darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth. But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. (8) If we say we do not bear the guilt of sin, we are deceiving ourselves and The Truth is not in us. But if we confess our “guilt” sins, He is faithful and righteous, forgiving us our sins and cleansing us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.”) There is no room for denominationalism in Him! No room for a personal religion or belief!

    1John 2:1-2; (My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not “practice” sin.) But if anyone does sin, we “Believers IN” have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous One, and He Himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for our sins but also for the whole world.”)

     This demonic age we are in, “whose god is Satan” is coming to its end. The whole world will be enlightened with The Truth. Remember Jesus died for the sins of the world.

     1John 2:3-6; Now by this we know that we have come to know God: if we “lovingly” keep His commandments. The one who says “I have come to know God” and yet does not keep His commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in such a person. (5) But whoever obeys His Word, truly in this person the love of God has been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him. The one who says he resides in God ought himself to walk “practice” just as Jesus walked “practiced.”)

     Denominationalism, whether one of Catholicism’s two branches, one of Protestantism’s many groups, one of the Muslim branches, Hinduism or others come from within human fleshly intellect. Each has their own fleshly agenda! The apostle John’s agenda as is Jesus’ and each called ambassador “are not their own.”

     1John 2: 7-11; Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have already heard. On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you who are true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true Light is already shining. (9) The one who says he is in the Light but still hates his fellow Christian is still in the darkness. (10) The one who loves his fellow Christian resides in the Light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. But the one who hates his fellow Christian is in the darkness, walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.”)

     The spiritual principle is, “we can’t have two masters.” We can’t love God and followers of Jesus while loving this world’s system of things.

Knowing and Loving Jesus

     1John 2:12-14; “I am writing to you, little children, that your sins have been forgiven because of His name “imputed nature.” I am writing to you, fathers, that you have known Him who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, young people, that you have conquered the evil one. (14) I have written to you, children, that you have known the Father. I have written to you, fathers, that you have known Him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young people that you are strong, and the word of God resides in you, and you have conquered the evil one.”) Remember who and how Jesus reveals Himself to be? Review John 1”1-5, Colossians 1:15-20 and Hebrews 1:

    1John 2:15-17; “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, because all that is in the world (the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance produced by material possessions) is not from the Father, but is from the world. And the world is passing away with all its desires, but the person who does the will of God remains forever.”) The characteristics of this world’s unbelieving populations are revelry, riotous, biasness, lovers of unwholesome pleasures and a yielding to animalistic behavior. Genuine love has waxed cold. 

    1John 2:18-19; “Children, it is the last hour, and just as you heard that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. We know from this that it is the last hour. They ‘the antichrist’ went out from us, but they did not really belong to us, because if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us. But they went out from us to demonstrate that all of them do not belong to us.”) The antichrist is those like Cain, “who thought to sacrifice according to what seemed right to himself.” Antichrist are prideful of, “their religion.”

     1John 2:20-23; “Nevertheless you, ’followers of Jesus’ have an anointing from the Holy One and you all know. I have not written to you that you do not know the truth, but that you do know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is the liar but the person who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This one is the antichrist: the person who denies the Father and the Son. Everyone who denies the Son does not have the Father either. The person who confesses the Son has the Father also.”) Such antichrist denies or refuses to believe that Jesus is the Christ as He defines Himself to be. (Creator, Re-creator, Sustainer, Mediator, our coming King of Kings, whom is The Light.)

     1John 2:24-26; “As for you, ‘followers of Jesus’ what you have heard from the beginning must remain in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. Now this is the promise that He Himself made to us: eternal life. These things I have written to you about those who are trying to deceive you.”) People claiming to have revelations that don’t fit Jesus’ narratives.

     1John 2:27-29; “Now as for you, the anointing that you received from Him resides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things, it is true and is not a lie. Just as it has taught you, you reside in IT. “And now, little children, remain in Him, so that when He appears we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame when He comes back. If you know that He is righteous, you also know that everyone who practices righteousness has been fathered by Him.”) The fathering of God is an anointing, through its followers of Jesus are gifted with Jesus’ nature, a power, a desire to overcome and through His spirit He reveals.

To the nature of life

     Only through God the Father’s gracious, merciful plan of salvation, “Jesus Christ” is redemption, the saving from our inherited sin nature, the penalty of which is death.

     God the Father’s ultimate purpose is complete reconciliation with Himself through God the Son “Jesus.” Believing IN people at death or instantaneously at Jesus’ return are literally born into the family of God. Become God’s children sharing His nature and eternal life. Review Genesis 1:26-27.

     Only Jesus and those He reveals His message to, can speak with authority.

     Mark 7: 1:21-22; “Then they went to Capernaum. When the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. The people there were amazed by His teaching, because He taught them like One who had authority, not like the experts in the law.”)

     Jesus, His apostles and all who teach with Jesus’ authority face persecution because the world doesn’t like the idea of there being absolutes. In general, people prefer the pagan ideas of multi gods and many avenues for saving. That all are born to live forever someplace.

     Eccl 3:19-21; “For the fate of humans and the fate of animals are the same: As one dies, so dies the other; both have the same breath. There is no advantage for humans over animals, for both are fleeting. Both go to the same place, both come from the dust, and to dust both return. Who really knows if the human spirit ascends upward, and the animal’s spirit descends into the earth?”)

  David believed God

     Psalms 8:3-6; When I look up at the heavens, which your fingers made and see the moon and the stars, which you set in place, Of what importance is the human race, that you should notice them? Of what importance is mankind that you should pay attention to them, and make them a little less than the heavenly beings? You grant mankind honor and majesty; You appoint them to rule over your creation; You have placed everything under their authority,”) AND Jesus revealed to Paul; man’s spirit before and after conversion.

     1Cor 2:11-12; “For who among men knows the things of a man except the man’s spirit within him? So too, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. (12) Now we “followers of Jesus” have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things that are freely given to us by God.” (As always study the whole.)

     Rom 8:7-10; “because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. You, 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. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is your life because of righteousness.”) As always study the whole of each text.

 

 


God’s Truth versus Satan’s deceptions, chapter 7

December 31st, 2016

God’s 10th month,Tevet 2, 5777 - 12/31/16. To God’s Way People

The Holy Scriptures defines Jesus’ deity as being the “Alpha and Omega, the Son of God the Father” in and through whom the Father created all things.

    Gen 1:26-27;” Then God “Elohim-Jesus” said, “Let us make humankind in our image, after our likeness, so they may rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move on the earth.” God created humankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them, male and female He created them.”

    People are created with special spirit dimension in the brain, reasoning power, intellect, ability to learn, write, plan, create, build, control, teach, choose, worship, build character, experience emotion, express intimacy, choose to be subordinate and experience a husband and wife physical union. At death that spirit goes back to the God that gave it, but has no consciousness until God chooses to recreate “give it back.” Jesus recreated when He fed thousands from five loaves and they had more left over.

    Jesus ask: (Mark 8:17-21; “Why are you arguing about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Have your hearts been hardened? Though you have eyes, don’t you see? And though you have ears, can’t you hear? Don’t you remember? When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of pieces did you pick up?” They replied, “Twelve.” “When I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many baskets full of pieces did you pick up?” They replied “Seven.” (21) Then He said to them, “Do you still not understand?”) Why can’t the world understand?      When Jesus resurrected Lazarus back to physical life after four days in the tomb, “He recreated “gave back to him” his previous life. See John 11:40-44. Previous to Lazarus’ resurrection Jesus had explained the resurrections.

    John 5:29 5:28 “Do not be amazed at this, because a time is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear His, “God the Father’s” voice and will come out – the ones who have done what is good to the resurrection resulting in 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.”) Why do major denominations prefer to believe in Jesus’ parable regarding Lazarus and the rich man?

     After Jesus’ sower parable, His Lazarus and rich man parable and the wedding feast parable, His apostles ask Him why He spoke in parables.

     (Matt  13:11-15; “He replied, “You, “Disciples - called out ones” have been given the opportunity to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but they “unbelievers” have not. For whoever has will be given more and will have an abundance. But whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. 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.’) A quote from Isaiah 6:9-10. Thus parables both conceal or reveal depending on whether a person is open to hearing what they teach.

Inherited nature

    Because of Adam and Eve’s disobedience, we are sentenced to suffering, pain, and sorrow and live in our inherited from their sin nature. ’Thus all have sinned.’ We inherited a hostility toward God nature and aren’t naturally subject to His laws. From birth our nature is a mixture of good and evil.

    Genesis 2:7-25; “The Lord God formed the man from the soil of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. The Lord God planted an orchard in the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man He had formed. The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow from the soil, every tree that was pleasing to look at and good for food. (Now the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil were in the middle of the orchard.) (It’s obvious God wanted people looking to Him for the knowledge of good and evil.)

     (2:10-14; “Now a river flows from Eden to water the orchard, and from there it divides into four headstreams. The name of the first is Pishon; it runs through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. (The gold of that land is pure; pearls and lapis lazuli are also there). (13) The name of the second river is Gihon; it runs through the entire land of Cush. (14) The name of the third river is Tigris; it runs along the east side of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.

     (15-17; “The Lord God took the man and placed him in the orchard in Eden to care for it and to maintain it. Then the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat fruit from every tree of the orchard, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will surely die.”

     (18-23; “The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a companion for him who corresponds to him.” The Lord God formed out of the ground every living animal of the field and every bird of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them, and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man named all the animals, the birds of the air, and the living creatures of the field, but for Adam no companion who corresponded to him was found. (21) So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep and while he was asleep, he took part of the man’s side and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the part He had taken out of the man, and He brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This one at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one will be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”

     (24-25; “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and unites with his wife, and they become a new family. The man and his wife were both naked, but they were not ashamed.”) (The earth was their bedroom!)

     We associate the serpent with Satan. In this view Satan comes in the disguise of a serpent or speaks through a serpent. Later passages in the Bible indicates a satanic presence behind the serpent, (for example, Rev 12:9”

     Genesis 3:1-19; “Now the serpent was more shrewd than any of the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Is it really true that God said, ‘You must not eat from any tree of the orchard’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit from the trees of the orchard; but concerning the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the orchard God said, ‘You must not eat from it, and you must not touch it, or else you will die.’”

Satan calling God a liar is Satan’s first lie and proves we aren’t born with immortality.

    (4-7; “The serpent said to the woman, “Surely you will not die, for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will open and you will be like divine beings who know good and evil.”

     When the woman saw that the tree produced fruit that was good for food, was attractive to the eye, and was desirable for making one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some of it to her husband who was with her, and he ate it.

     (7) Then the eyes of both of them opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

 A blame nature inherited

      (8-10; “Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God moving about in the orchard at the breezy time of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the orchard. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” The man replied, “I heard you moving about in the orchard, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.”

    (11-13; “And the Lord God said, “Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” The man said, “The woman whom you gave me, she gave me some fruit from the tree and I ate it.” So the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman replied, “The serpent tricked me, and I ate.”

    (14-15; “The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all the wild beasts and all the living creatures of the field! On your belly you will crawl and dust you will eat all the days of your life. And I will put hostility between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring; her offspring will attack your head, and you will attack her offspring’s heel.”

     (16; “To the woman He said, “I will greatly increase your labor pains; with pain you will give birth to children. You will want to control your husband, but he will dominate you.”

     (17 “But to Adam He said, “Because you obeyed your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ cursed is the ground thanks to you;

in painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, but you will eat the grain of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat food until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you will return.”) (You are DUST & to DUST you return! You are not a living soul, born to live forever some place.)

     The prophecy at verse fifteen is meaningful, we can speculate about what we know with the understanding that we need revelations. A bite on the heel from a poisonous serpent is potentially fatal. The etiological nature of v. 15 is apparent. Ancient Israelites, (example, Eccl 10:8; Amos 5:19), would find the statement quite meaningful as an explanation for the hostility between snakes and humans. This ongoing struggle, when interpreted in light of v. 15, is a tangible reminder of the conflict introduced into the world by Adam and Eve’s rebellion against God.  Though supposedly prophesying Christ’s victory over Satan. “The Earliest Messianic Interpretation of Genesis 3:15,” In this allegorical approach, the woman’s offspring is initially Cain, then the whole human race, and ultimately Jesus Christ, the offspring (Heb “seed”) of the woman (see Gal 4:4). The offspring of the serpent includes the evil powers and demons of the spirit world, as well as those humans who are in the kingdom of darkness (see John 8:44).

     According to the above view, the passage gives the first hint of the gospel. Satan delivers a crippling blow to the Seed of the woman “church“(Jesus). Jesus delivers a fatal blow to the Serpent, “defeating him through His death, resurrection and ascension. See 1Cor 15:55-57) Then Jesus destroys him and all evil in the judgment “See Rev 12:7-9; 20:7-10.”  Jesus’ prophecy through Joel will ultimately be fulfilled, “all who call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

 

God’s Truth versus Satan’s deceptions, chapter 6

December 28th, 2016

To God’s View People.  Mark 2:27-28; “Then Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath was made for people, not people for the Sabbath. For this reason the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.” 

 The Holy Scriptures demonstrate Jesus’ deity as being Creator, Re-Creator, Sustainer, Deliverer, Mediator and coming King of Kings; review chapter five.

     Our argument “if you prefer to call it that” is only with people that claim to worship Jesus, but pay little attention to Jesus’ practices. Folks claiming Judeo Christianity but practice Gentile Evangelicalism. People that seemingly believe God is divided and there are no absolutes. You have to fit one of these categories, if you don’t observe God’s Sabbath. God gave His foreshadowing Sabbaths to keep His people from demonic deceptions.

     Jesus and each apostle were most concerned about His people looking to other gods, trusting their inherited intellect and trusting people because of their credentials. Review Jesus’ Words: (Matthew 24:3-8; “As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, His disciples came to Him privately and said, “Tell us, when will these things happen and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?” (4) Jesus answered them, “Watch out that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will mislead many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. Make sure that you are not alarmed, for this must happen, but the end is still to come. For nation will rise up in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these things are the beginning of birth pains.”)

     In view of the above consider two facts. (1) God the Father, God the Son and His followers aren’t divided; “their Way is one.” (2) Satan and his followers are divided; “their way is many.” The ultimate consideration is life. (1) Wholesome living in our temporary fleshly bodies and (2) gifted eternal life through Jesus our Creator. (Jesus and His apostles taught “eternal life is through the Light, the Life, Jesus only.) Satan and his followers want the world believing all people are born to live forever someplace and inspire divided concepts among divided people groups.) His Sabbaths made for people foreshadow His truth.    

     Absolute truth is revealed through Jesus’ life, resurrection and ascension.

     1Corinthians 15:1-11; “Now I want to make clear for you, brothers and sisters, the gospel that I preached to you, that you received and on which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message I preached to you – unless you believed in vain. For I passed on to you as of first importance what I also received – that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, (4) and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then He appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as though to one born at the wrong time, He appeared to me also. (9) For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me has not been in vain. In fact, I worked harder than all of them – yet not I, but the grace of God with me. Whether then it was I or they, this is the way we preach and this is the way you believed.”) Only God’s Sabbaths foreshadow Jesus’ return, peace on earth, look back and forward to His life imputed to Believers.

     (1Corinthians 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. “)

      At this point, Paul’s prophecy jumps to the millennia’s end. New Jerusalem’s coming down. (1Cor 15:24-28; “Then comes the end, when He “Jesus” hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power. (25) For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be eliminated is death. For He God the Father has put everything in subjection under His feet. But when it says “everything” has been put in subjection, it is clear that this does not include the One “God the Father” who put everything in subjection to Him. (28) And when all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself will be subjected to the One who subjected everything to Him, so that God may be all in all.”) God’s seventh day Sabbath foreshadows this time of peace on earth, Satan bound and knowledge of God spreading as water over the sea. God’s first three annual Sabbaths look back to Jesus’ death, burial, resurrection and partial fulfillment of His spirit gifted to Believers. His third annual Sabbath “Pentecost” foreshadows an even greater fulfillment during Jesus’ reign. God’s last four annual Sabbaths “made for people” are in God’s seventh month and within the first two thirds of the seventh month.

      When speaking to His apostles, Jesus said “only His Father” knew dates, but when we see the things He spoke of taking place we should know the end of Satan’s reign is near. It’s seemingly significant that God’s seven annual Sabbath are in His first seven months of His year. The first three in about the first one hundred and twenty days of His year. Then an approximate three months before His fourth annual Sabbath. The last four in His seventh month and in close proximity to one another.

      Evangelical and Judeo Christians have allowed Satan’s lies take them away from our Creator’s Ways, commandments and Sabbaths to his divisionary world system of things that revolve around evolving tradition. Jesus’ apostle Paul was inspired to write Titus.    

    Titus 3:8-11; “This saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on such truths, so that those who have placed their faith in God may be intent on engaging in good works. These things are good and beneficial for all people. But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, quarrels, and fights about the law, because they are useless and empty. Reject a divisive person after one or two warnings. You know that such a person is twisted by sin and is conscious of it himself.”) SO let’s not debate with those trusting their schooling and fleshly intellect. We Believers IN have His revealed truth, let’s realize, debating is only for vanity sake among unbelievers. We must rely on Jesus’ gifted faith in us and wait on His and our kingdom.

    Philippians 4:4-9; “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice! Let everyone see your gentleness. The Lord is near! Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God. And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds5 in Christ Jesus. (8) Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things. And what you learned and received and heard and saw in me, do these things. And the God of peace will be with you.”) Our Creator Jesus revealed these same truths to Jeremiah and Isaiah long before.

      Jeremiah 17:7-10; “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. (But not the unbelieving person.) (9-10) “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.”) To glean Jesus’ meanings through Jeremiah, we need to know His message presented through His apostles. We need to know His Sabbaths are for people and a foreshadowing of His planning. Recall Jesus’ deity as taught in chapter 5, as we consider His revelations through His prophets and know His millennial promises will be as planned. 

   Isaiah  44:24-28; “This is what the Lord, your Protector, says, the One who formed you in the womb: “I am the Lord, “Jesus” who made everything, who alone stretched out the sky, who fashioned the earth all by Myself, who frustrates the omens of the empty talkers and humiliates the omen readers, who overturns the counsel of the wise men and makes their advice seem foolish, who fulfills the oracles of His prophetic servants and brings to pass the announcements of His messengers, who says about Jerusalem, ‘She will be inhabited,’ and about the towns of Judah, ‘They will be rebuilt, her ruins I will raise up,’ who says to the deep sea, ‘Be dry! I will dry up your sea currents,’ (28) who commissions Cyrus, the one I appointed as shepherd to carry out all My wishes and to decree concerning Jerusalem, ‘She will be rebuilt,’ and concerning the temple, ‘It will be reconstructed.’”) Jesus had Jeremiah and Isaiah speak of His using Cyrus to fulfill His desires long before Cyrus was born.

     2Chron 36:22 In the first year of the reign of King Cyrus of Persia, in fulfillment of the promise he delivered through Jeremiah, the Lord moved King Cyrus of Persia to issue a written decree throughout his kingdom. It read: “This is what King Cyrus of Persia says: ‘The Lord God of the heavens has given to me all the kingdoms of the earth. He has appointed me to build for him a temple in Jerusalem in Judah. May the Lord your God energize you who belong to His people, so you may be able to go back there!”) Read more about Cyrus in the book of Ezra. God places whom He wills over the nations. Daniel lived in the days of King Jehoiakim of Judah, when King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon advanced against Jerusalem and until the first year of Cyrus the king.

God’s Truth versus Satan’s deceptions, chapter 5

December 25th, 2016

12/25/16 —

Hebrews 13:8-9; “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever! Do not be carried away by all sorts of strange teachings. For it’s good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not ritual meals, which have never benefited those who participated in them.” Seemingly, people observing the sixth and first day for their Sabbath don’t understand Jesus’ deity. The Hebrews writer most likely Paul and John reveal that Jesus was and is the Lord that delivered Israel through Moses, our Creator, Sustainer and future King of Kings.

     (Hebrews 1:1-4; “After God “the Father” spoke long ago in various portions and in various ways to our ancestors through the prophets, 2) in these last days He has spoken to us in a Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He created the world. The Son is the radiance of His glory and the representation of His essence, and He sustains all things by His powerful word, and so when He, “God the Son” had accomplished cleansing for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Thus He became so far better than the angels as He has inherited a name superior to theirs.”) God the Father and God the Son are One in Spirit, purpose, planning, sustaining and God the Son “Jesus” is Mediator and soon coming King of Kings. Jesus’ apostle John writes and reveals the same to as many as The Father gives understanding to.  

    (John 1:1-5; “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. The Word was with God in the beginning. All things were created by Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created. In Him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. And the Light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.”) The Word “Jesus” was and is fully God! With the Father in the beginning as such the spokesperson that said, “let us make man in our image and likeness.” In Jesus was and is life! Jesus’ coming revealed God the Father’s loving characteristics and His Fathering individuals with His Holy Spirit. Paul wrote the same in his letter to the Colossian Church of God.

      The Supremacy of Christ. (Colossians 1:15-20; “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven and on earth were created by Him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through Him and for Him. He Himself is before all things and all things are held together “sustained” in Him. He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that He Himself may become first in all things. For God “the Father” was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in the Son and through Him “Jesus” to reconcile all things to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross – through Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.”)

      Jesus’ apostle Paul understood that Jesus’ parables making reference to building a house on a rock etc. pertained to building on Jesus Himself. Likewise it was Jesus that delivered Israel from Egypt “sin” through His servant Moses.

To Converted to Jesus’ Way people, Paul wrote     

    (1Corinthians 10:1-13; “For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our fathers were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they were all drinking from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ. But God was not pleased with most of them, for they were cut down in the wilderness. (6) These things happened as examples for us, so that we will not crave evil things as they did. So do not be idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.” And let us not be immoral, as some of them were, and twenty-three thousand died in a single day. (9) And let us not put Christ to the test, as some of them did, and were destroyed by snakes. And do not complain, as some of them did, and were killed by the destroying angel. These things happened to them as examples and were written for our instruction, on whom the ends of the ages have come. So let the one who thinks he is standing be careful that he does not fall. (13) No trial has overtaken you that are not faced by others. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it.”)

     Paul was very familiar with the books of the law as preserved through Moses, the parallels of Israel’s baptisms, Jesus’ baptism and church membership baptism. Knew the relationship of Israel’s being led by Jesus through Moses and Jesus leading His church through His apostles; while remaining the head of His church. Thus Paul uses Israel’s hardheaded examples for our learning. But FEW people calling themselves Christian in our age apply these lessons.

     Today’s Christendom now celebrates more pagan times than the Israelites were delivered from. Christmas a prime example.

Satan’s divisionary input

     The idea of celebrating Christmas grew from winter equinox celebrations and people celebrating martyrs’ days. Setting aside an anniversary of a martyr’s death, usually at the site of death or the martyr’s tomb. At first these festivals were local.

      Not until the Fourth Century did the idea of celebrating occasions in the earthly life of Jesus become popular. Much due to the evolving traditions in the Church at Jerusalem. Special celebrations were devised on the actual or supposed sites of the events of the life of Christ lent themselves particularly well to the celebration of historical remembrances. Interest developed regarding where Jesus was born, grew up, where He performed miracles, etc. None of which His apostles celebrated.

     It is to the gentile Church of Rome, however, that we must give the credit for the origins of the feast of the birth of Christ. But on what was this feast based? Why was December 25th chosen as the day for its celebration in the west? The winter equinox had the most appeal to non-Israelites.

     True to his characteristics Satan divided these gentile “believers that.” The Orthodox Christmas is likewise a national holiday in Russia, banks and public offices are closed on January 7. If their Christmas Day falls on a weekend, a non-labor day is the following Monday. Sometimes more time is declared. Russian Orthodox church uses the old ‘Julian’ calendar for religious celebration days, but also wanted to appeal to the sun worshiping pagans at their winter equinox celebrations.  

     Historically, after Jesus’ apostles died and the apostasy Jesus’ brother, “Jude” wrote about gained ground, for the next three centuries the Christian Church only knew of one great festival “Pentecost.” To them, Pentecost meant the complete celebration of the Passover, the cross, Jesus’ resurrection and ascension; to the 50th day commemorating, the descent of the Holy Spirit. (Pentecost means “to count 50” and the count begins from the Wave Sheaf seventh day Sabbath in the week of Unleavened Bread, thus 50 days out always falls on the first day of the week. So apparently the first day became to be considered a feast day gathering to proclaim the mighty redemption brought by the death and resurrection of Christ. A festival of redemption was then realized weekly by the Holy Eucharist “symbolic bread and wine - Lord’s supper” eaten and drunk during the ceremony of Communion. (Symbolizing the presence of the victorious Risen Christ in the midst of the assembly. As was celebrated yearly in the great Paschal “resurrection” Feast” after Jesus’ three nights and three days in the tomb. 

     We see that in this ancient period the interest and emphasis was not at all on the historical facts concerning what happened to Jesus but what happened to those who join His Church. How the new believer dies and rises to new life in Christ through baptism and how in the Eucharist “communion with bread & wine” thinks believers participates directly in the sacrifice of Christ.

    Christmas Day in Russia attempts to mark the birth of Jesus Christ in the Christian Orthodox tradition. Although banned during the Soviet times, Christmas is now regaining its popularity and religious meaning. The first star signals the start of their Christmas dinner. For many secular Russians, their Christmas Day is a family holiday, but not as important as New Year’s Day. Many visit friends and relatives, as well as give and receive presents on January 7. Prior to their Christmas Day is Christmas Eve, which marks the start of an old Slavic holiday, Svyatki, in which young women used a mirror and candles to invoke the image of their future husbands. Like going to church, fortune-telling on Christmas Eve is again becoming popular in Russia.

     Study the Jesus inspired book, Jude wrote. Our Lord’s brothers, James and Jude, became His followers after His resurrection and ascension. Jude particularly saw the apostate coming. The apostate amounting to a renouncement of gifted “believing IN” to a “methodology of choosing a believe that.” Believers IN is gifted to know God gives the desire, calls, chooses and puts people in His family. Spiritually believing IN is to be imputed with God’s spirit, “fathered by God.” Thus the gifted knowledge that, “we can no more choose to be fathered by God than we could have chosen our fleshly parents.” To believe otherwise is the foundation of the apostate Jude saw coming.

 

God’s Planning versus Satan’s deceptions, chapter 4

December 23rd, 2016

  Almighty God: make us thankful for Your holiness, righteousness, promises and planning. Give we truth seekers minds and desires to

 know You. Reveal Your characteristics and holy way, too many as You reveal and lead. Replace our fleshly inherited nature with the

 nature of Jesus that we may genuinely pray in Jesus’ name. AMEN.

     Jesus’ second coming will be the end of this age’s demonic system of things, not the end of this world. People need to realize that it isn’t in mankind’s fleshly nature to rule himself peacefully and righteously for long periods of time. Our inherited from Adam nature has all the pitfalls leading to disagreements, confusion and war. That inherited nature plays into Satan’s divisionary deceptive agenda. Thus Jesus says; “we must be born again” to enter The Kingdom of God

     As most of the so called civilized world looks to Christmas seasons and talk of peace on earth, we followers of Jesus know it’s a demonic ploy. While worldly knowledge is increased at many levels, the increase of radicalism within self serving individuals, people groups, religions and nations are on the rise. Even among people groups that have the printed Holy Scripture in most homes; knowledge of God’s Way has been replaced with the same demonic practices the pagans were doing before God removed some from their occupied lands and gave those lands over to the Israelites. NOT because of Israelite goodness or righteousness, BUT because of God’s promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

     Today’s Evangelicals “cultures using Jesus’ name” aren’t necessarily Christian. Probably ninety nine percent are denominationalist practicing paganism in the guise of Christianity, rather than practicing “what the Holy Scriptures define as Christian “ Satan has the world referring to people using Jesus’ name as Christians. The Holy Scriptures define a Christian as “a follower of Jesus” and more particularly “one born from above.” Meaning “one whose nature God has miraculously changed.” These converted to God’s Way people, “He puts in His Kingdom Family - His church.” For the most part, today’s denominationalist should be called “pagan Evangelicals” rather than “Judeo Christians” because their practices aren‘t Christ like. Most of today’s denominationalist has the demonic mentality that thinks, “there are no absolutes, and all people are trying to go to the same heaven.”

     God’s Way is absolute and His Way is one. Jesus and His apostles were persecuted for teaching absolutes without wavering and all but John were apparently killed. Still in this age, people teaching absolutes are slandered big time. It is naturally popular to be yielded to this world’s system of things rather than to practice God’s Way. For years we have been teaching Jesus’ truth regarding beliefs; the difference in “believing IN” opposed to “believing that.” The believing IN way is absolute; the believing that way allows division.

      Matthew 5:17-18; “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have not come to abolish these things but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth pass away not the smallest letter or stroke of a letter will pass from the law until everything takes place.” Likewise Jesus did not come to bring peace in this age.

     Matthew 10:34-39; “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household. “Whoever loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And whoever does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life because of Me will find it.” (Jesus’ apostles considered it an honor to suffer and even die for teaching Jesus.)

     God the Father and God the Son’s characteristic are “one in purpose” and their way optimizes love. Once converted and a recipient of God’s spiritual nature change, “born from above” He keeps us close.

      Matthew 18:10-14; “See that you do not disdain one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of My Father in heaven. What do you think? If someone owns a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go look for the one that went astray? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he will rejoice more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. In the same way, your Father in heaven is not willing that one of these little ones be lost.”

     Satan manifests himself as an angel of light. Speaking of people teaching false doctrine Jesus’ apostle Paul penned; “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.” 2Corinthians 11:13-15) Jesus Himself taught likewise with no parable and privately.

     (Matthew 24:3-8; “As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, His disciples came to Him privately and said, “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus answered them, “Watch out that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will mislead many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. Make sure that you are not alarmed, for this must happen, but the end is still to come. For nation will rise up in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these things are the beginning of birth pains.” Regardless the pain, Jesus tells us to overcome our inherited nature and demonic deception to THE END.

God Allow His witnesses use of His Spirit Power

      Followers of Jesus are looking for the prophesied events His annual Sabbaths foreshadow. One of these is the Good News message two witnesses will deliver.

     Revelations 11:1- “Then a measuring rod like a staff was given to me, “John” and I was told, “Get up and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and the ones who worship there. But do not measure the outer courtyard of the temple; leave it out, because it has been given to the Gentiles, and they will trample on the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant My two witnesses authority to prophesy for 1,260 days, dressed in sackcloth. (These are the two olive trees and the two lamp stands that stand before the Lord of the earth.) If anyone wants to harm them, fire comes out of their mouths and completely consumes their enemies. If anyone wants to harm them, they must be killed this way. These two have the power to close up the sky so that it does not rain during the time they are prophesying. They have power to turn the waters to blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague whenever they want. (7) When they have completed their testimony, the beast that comes up from the abyss will make war on them and conquer them and kill them. Their corpses will lie in the street of the great city that is symbolically called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was also crucified. For three and a half days those from every people, tribe, nation, and language will look at their corpses, because they will not permit them to be placed in a tomb.

     And those who live on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate, even sending gifts to each other, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth. (11) But after three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and tremendous fear seized those who were watching them. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them: “Come up here!” So the two prophets “witnesses” went up to heaven in a cloud while their enemies stared at them. Just then a major earthquake took place and a tenth of the city “Jerusalem” collapsed; seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven. (14) The second woe has come and gone; the third is coming quickly.” This is when and how Jesus’ Good News will go to all nations before His return. Let’s wait on Jesus’ revelations, separated from falsehood and pray He shorten the time.

     Matthew 24:15-28; “So when you see the abomination of desolation – spoken about by Daniel the prophet – standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), then those in Judea must flee to the mountains. The one on the roof must not come down to take anything out of his house and the one in the field must not turn back to get his cloak. Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing their babies in those days! Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. For then there will be great suffering unlike anything that has happened from the beginning of the world until now, or ever will happen. And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the ELECT those days will be cut short. (23) Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There He is!’ do not believe him. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the ELECT. Remember I have told you ahead of time. So then, if someone says to you, ‘Look, He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out, or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe him. For just like the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”

    Peace will not come about on earth through mankind’s doing, but in spite of people. As God has planned, so it will be.