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Genesis and the New Covenant, chapter 8

July 18th, 2018

To: 11,925 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”

7/18/18, God’s 5th month, AV 6, 5778 until sunset.

     Being right in God’s view is all that matters! (Gen :6-7; “Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why is your expression downcast? Is it not true that if you do what is right, you will be fine? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at the door? It “sin” desires to dominate you, but you must subdue it.”) See the parallel with the new covenant? With believers IN Jesus? If we do what’s right we’re fine; “if not lawlessness is dominating.” Through God’s gifted Holy Spirit we Christians have powers to subdue sin, “power Cain didn’t process.” (Holy Spirit.)

      The first Enoch was Cain’s son, the second was Seth’s son; “he walked with God 300 years” before God took him that he not see death.

      (Gen 4:18-22; To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of the second was Zillah. Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the first of those who live in tents and kept livestock. The name of his brother was Jubal; he was the first of all who played the harp and the flute. Now Zillah also gave birth to Tubal-Cain, who heated metal and shaped all kinds of tools made of bronze and iron. The sister of Tubal-Cain was Naamah.”) The so called iron age was long before many think.

      (Gen 4:23-24; “Lamech said to his wives, “Adah and Zillah! Listen to me! You wives of Lamech, hear my words! I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for hurting me. If Cain is to be avenged seven times as much, then Lamech seventy-seven times!”) Lamech felt guilt, and seemingly repented.

      (Gen 4:25-26; “And Adam had marital relations with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son. She named him Seth, saying, “God has given me another child in place of Abel because Cain killed him.” And a son was also born to Seth, whom he named Enosh. At that time people began to worship the Lord.”) This Enoch walked with God: a leader according to Hebrews and Jude.

      (Gen 5:1-14; “This is the record of the family line of Adam. When God created humankind, he made them in the likeness of God. He created them male and female; when they were created, He blessed them and named them “humankind.” When Adam had lived 130 years he fathered a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and he named him Seth. The length of time Adam lived after he became the father of Seth was 800 years; during this time he had other sons and daughters. (5) The entire lifetime of Adam was 930 years, and then he died.”) When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the father of Enosh. Seth lived 807 years after he became the father of Enosh, and he had other sons and daughters. The entire lifetime of Seth was 912 years, and then he died. When Enoch had lived 90 years, he became the father of Kenan. Enosh lived 815 years after he became the father of Kenan, and he had other sons and daughters. (11) The entire lifetime of Enosh was 905 years, and then he died. When Kenan had lived 70 years, he became the father of Mahalalel. Kenan lived 840 years after he became the father of Mahalalel, and he had other sons and daughters. 5:14 The entire lifetime of Kenan was 910 years, and then he died.

     (Gen 5:15-20; When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he became the father of Jared. Mahalalel lived 830 years after he became the father of Jared, and he had other sons and daughters. The entire lifetime of Mahalalel was 895 years, and then he died. When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch. (19) Jared lived 800 years after he became the father of Enoch, and he had other sons and daughters. The entire lifetime of Jared was 962 years, and then he died.

      (Gen 5:21-27; When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God for 300 years, and he had other sons and daughters. The entire lifetime of Enoch was 365 years. (24) Enoch walked with God, and then he disappeared because God took him away. When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech. Methuselah lived 782 years after he became the father of Lamech, and he had other sons and daughters. The entire lifetime of Methuselah was 969 years, and then he died.

      (Gen 5:28-31; When Lamech had lived 182 years, he had a son. He named him Noah, saying, “This one will bring us comfort from our labor and from the painful toil of our hands because of the ground that the Lord has cursed.” Lamech lived 595 years after he became the father of Noah, and he had other sons and daughters. The entire lifetime of Lamech was 777 years, and then he died.

     (Gen 5:32; After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Nationalities on earth spring from these three.)

      God’s creating a part of Himself in Adam resulted in these creativity talents gifted to people “He made in His image!” Proving Creation to believers IN: disproving evolution!

       Noah’s brothers and sisters followed the way of Cain, “doing what seemed right.” Obviously Noah’s siblings didn’t believe IN as did Noah.

      (Gen 6:1-4; “When humankind began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humankind were beautiful. Thus they took wives for themselves from any they chose. So the Lord said, “My spirit will not remain in humankind indefinitely, since they are mortal. They will remain for 120 more years.”) (Average life span set.)

       Adam and all we descendents are born mortal individuals. Demonic power is still a mystery to the world. The holy scripture teaches us that God is allowing Satan to have power over nations and many people until his allotted time is up. (The Hebrew phrase translated “sons of God” (bÿne-haelohim) occurs only here at Gen 6:2, 4) and in Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7. There are three major interpretations of the phrase.

       (1) In the Book of Job the phrase clearly refers to angelic beings. In Gen 6, the “sons of God” are distinct from “humankind,” suggesting they could be demon processed human. This is consistent with the use of the phrase in Job. (Since the passage speaks of these beings cohabiting with women, they must have taken physical form or perhaps possessed the bodies of men.) Remember Jesus cast demons out of people. An early Jewish tradition preserved in (1 En. 6-7) elaborates on this angelic revolt and even names the ringleaders.

      (2) Not all scholars accept the angelic interpretation of the “sons of God,” however. Some argue that the “sons of God” were members of Seth’s line, traced back through Adam in Gen 5, while the “daughters of humankind” were descendants of Cain. But, as noted above, the text distinguishes the “sons of God” from humankind (which would include the Sethites as well as the Cainites) and suggests that the “daughters of humankind” are human women in general, not just Cainites.

      (3) Others identify the “sons of God” as powerful tyrants, perhaps demon-possessed, who viewed themselves as divine “as Satan desired to do” and, following the example of Lamech (see Gen 4:19), practiced polygamy. But usage of the phrase “sons of God” in Job argues against this view. For literature on the subject see G. J. Wenham, Genesis (WBC), 1:135.

      Remember Satan was able to tempt Jesus? Consider how demonism flourished among the non-Israelite nations during Moses’ time. Consider that Satan desires to be worshiped. Demonism was so widely practiced among non-Israelites that God had Moses address the subject for His people.

      (Deut 18:9-14; “When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, you must not learn the abhorrent practices of those nations. There must never be found among you anyone who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, anyone who practices divination, an omen reader, a soothsayer, a sorcerer, one who casts spells, one who conjures up spirits, a practitioner of the occult, or a necromancer. Whoever does these things is abhorrent to the Lord and because of these detestable things the Lord your God is about to drive them out from before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God. Those nations that you are about to dispossess listen to omen readers and diviners, but the Lord your God has not given you permission to do such things.”) Remember God’s law of “kind after kind,” on this subject.

      (Gen 6:4-8; “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after this) when the sons of God were having sexual relations with the daughters of humankind, who gave birth to their children. They were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men. But the Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind had become great on the earth. Every inclination of the thoughts of their minds was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that He had made humankind on the earth, and He was highly offended. So the Lord said, “I will wipe humankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth – everything from humankind to animals, including creatures that move on the ground and birds of the air, for I regret that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the sight of the Lord.”)

       (NEPHILIM? The Hebrew word נְפִילִים (nÿfilim) is simply transliterated here, because the meaning of the term is uncertain. According to the text, the Nephilim became mighty warriors and gained great fame in the antediluvian (Prior flood)world. The text may imply they were the offspring of the sexual union of the “sons of God” and the “daughters of humankind” (v. 2), but it stops short of saying this in a direct manner. The Nephilim are mentioned in the old testament only here and in Num 13:33, where it is stated that they were giants (thus KJV, TEV, NLT “giants” here). The narrator observes that the Anakites of Canaan were descendants of the Nephilim. Certainly these later Anakite Nephilim could not be descendants of the antediluvian (Prior flood) Nephilim (see also the following note on the word “this”). This observation is parenthetical, explaining that there were Nephilim even after the flood. If all humankind, with the exception of Noah and his family, died in the flood, it is difficult to understand how the postdiluvian Nephilim could be related to the antediluvian Nephilim or how the Anakites of Canaan could be their descendants (See Num 13:33).

      Perhaps the term Nephilim refers generally to human “giants” (see HALOT 709 s.v. נְפִילִים) without implying any ethnic connection between the antediluvian and postdiluvian varieties.”) Even in David’s time there were very large men called giants. (See 2 Samuel 21:)

      (Gen 6:9-21; “This is the account of Noah. Noah was a godly man; he was blameless among his contemporaries. He walked with God. Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The earth was ruined in the sight of God; the earth was filled with violence. God saw the earth, and indeed it was ruined, for all living creatures on the earth were sinful. So God said to Noah, “I have decided that all living creatures must die, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. Now I am about to destroy them and the earth. Make for yourself an ark of cypress wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it with pitch inside and out. This is how you should make it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. Make a roof for the ark and finish it, leaving 18 inches from the top. Put a door in the side of the ark, and make lower, middle, and upper decks. (17) I am about to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy from under the sky all the living creatures that have the breath of life in them. Everything that is on the earth will die, but I will confirm My covenant with you. You will enter the ark – you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. You must bring into the ark two of every kind of living creature from all flesh, male and female, to keep them alive with you. Of the birds after their kinds, and of the cattle after their kinds, and of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you so you can keep them alive. And you must take for yourself every kind of food that is eaten, and gather it together. It will be food for you and for them. And Noah did all that God commanded him – he did indeed.”) God caused the animals to come to Noah!

      The same Lord that caused the animals to come to Noah, is the same Jesus that (God the Father) caused Mary to miraculously conceive. The same promised to return at a time when things on earth will be much as they were before the flood and likened to Sodom and Gomorra.

      We all inherited Adam’s, “lawless in God’s view” nature at birth. We each want our view respected. If God doesn’t reveal Himself as He did to Noah, Moses, David and Abraham, “people remain in a lawless state of being. Nations will keep warring and people will keep digressing to animistic life styles. Seeking the God of Creation is practically forgotten. All but God’s Elect are deceived.

      (Matt 24:36-39; “But as for that day and hour no one knows it – not even the angels in heaven – except the Father alone. For just like the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. For in those days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark. And they knew nothing until the flood came and took them all away. It will be the same at the coming of the Son of Man.”) (From Adam to the flood was less than 2,000 years. Likely about 1800.)

Genesis and the New Covenant, chapter 7

July 16th, 2018

To: 11,910 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”

7/16/18, God’s 5th month, AV 4, 5778 until sunset.

      See the fleshly thinking in Eve’s comment? Regarding Cain she’s thinking “In dying you won’t surely die.” Then when Cain became an adult, it appears he may have thought like Eve.

      (Gen 4:2-5; “Then she gave birth to his brother Abel. Abel took care of the flocks, while Cain cultivated the ground. At the “God” designated time Cain brought some of the fruit of the ground for an offering to the Lord. But Abel brought some of the firstborn of his flock – even the fattest of them. And the Lord was pleased with Abel and his offering, but with Cain and his offering He was not pleased. So Cain became very angry, and his expression was downcast.”) About 2,500 years later, when the Lord God ‘Jesus’ gave instruction to Moses regarding offerings and sacrifices, “we find designated times and superior firstborn of the animals prioritized.” Blood sacrifices looked forward to Jesus’.  

       Designated time strongly suggest, “God had shared His calendar and seasons with Adam’s family.” (Abel showed respect to his Creator’s will, Cain’s response was from thinking, “surely this other way will be okay with God, ‘seems right to me.’  Is this not how unbelievers think? Is this not how worldly religions get started?)

      (Gen 4:6-7; “Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why is your expression downcast? Is it not true that if you do what is right, you will be fine? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at the door? It “sin” desires to dominate you, but you must subdue it.”)

      Who has the wit to recognize that sin tries to dominate? God defines lawlessness as “sin.” (See 1 John 3:4) Since Adam and Eve disobeyed all humankind inherited their nature, “all born with a sin nature.” Lawlessness dominates until God chooses to open an individuals’ mind and reveal Himself.

      (Gen 4:8-16; “Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. (God’s reminding Cain that he must overcome sin didn’t help.) Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” And he replied, “I don’t know! Am I my brother’s guardian?” But the Lord said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying out to Me from the ground! So now, you are banished from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. (12) When you try to cultivate the ground it will no longer yield its best for you. You will be a homeless wanderer on the earth. Then Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is too great to endure! Look! You are driving me off the land today, and I must hide from your presence. I will be a homeless wanderer on the earth; whoever finds me will kill me.” But the Lord said to him, “All right then, if anyone kills Cain, Cain will be avenged seven times as much.” Then the Lord put a special mark on Cain so that no one who found him would strike him down. So Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.”) It’s foolish to speculate about the mark, however it’s likely that his descendents inherited it too. About 3,000 years later the Hebrews writer speaks of these two brothers’ sacrifices and the fact that Abel’s faith still speaks today.

       (Hebrews 11:3-4; “By faith we understand that the worlds were set in order at God’s command, so that the visible has its origin in the invisible. By faith Abel offered God a greater sacrifice than Cain, and through his faith he was commended as righteous, because God commended him for his offerings. And through his faith he still speaks, though he is dead.)

      We should see the parallels between Genesis and our New Covenant here. Acknowledging that God doesn’t change. That Believers IN Jesus are called to turn to His Way, “in loving respect.” Jesus’ apostle Paul explained.

      (Galatians 5:13-18; “For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity to indulge your flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law can be summed up in a single commandment, namely, You must love your neighbor as yourself.” However, if you continually bite and devour one another, beware that you are not consumed by one another. But I say, live by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh. For the flesh has desires that are opposed to the Spirit, and the Spirit has desires that are opposed to the flesh, for these are in opposition to each other, so that you cannot do what you want. (18) But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.”)

       Why? How so? When led by the spirit we understand the goodness of the law and His law is spiritually imputed to our minds; “we don’t need to be told not to murder!” People who aren’t led by the spirit are unbelievers as was Cain.. Abel’s faith yet speaks to Believers IN. Individually, we are either fleshly or spiritually led. (Since Adam’s disobedience, “all inherit works of the flesh potentiality, that decent societies make laws against.” 

      (Gal 5:19-21; “Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, depravity, idolatry, sorcery, hostilities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish rivalries, dissensions, factions, envying, murder, drunkenness, carousing, and similar things. I am warning you, as I had warned you before: Those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God!”) WHAT will those who are called and practice Jesus’ righteous Way inherit? and how about those who remain fleshly?

       (Revelations 21:7-8; “The one who conquers (“overcomes fleshly desires by believing IN Jesussacrifice for the remission of sin”) will inherit these things and I will be his God and he will be My son. But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.”

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

       When God calls an individual, He changes the internal focus, to one seeking His truth, pleasing Him, through His spirit He gives power to overcome desires of the flesh and love as He loves. Afterward we’re led to ponder, “why me Lord?” Why am I blessed to understand Your precious joyful truths? Jesus’ parable about finding treasure fits our subject.

      (Matthew 13:44-46; “The kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man has found, he hides, and for JOY thereof, goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.”)

       Truth is a precious treasure; a pearl of great price. Truth is hid from the world at large, “because of the hardness in mankind’s inherited nature.” Our inherited from Adam nature loves the pleasures of a sinful life. Earlier in our study, we read about Moses when he was called out; “how he chose to follow God, “rather than to enjoy the sinful pleasures of Egypt, for a season.” Called out individuals in each age, “are led to consider the same type choices as did Moses.” Had God not called and revealed Himself, Moses would have likely became Egypt’s ruler.

      Jesus explained to His followers that their understanding was gifted, “spiritually revealed” that He knows His Sheep and they know Him. Then and now, it’s the many that don’t recognize Him as He’s manifested to be at John 1:1-5 and Col 1:15-20. Explaining that He spoke to the multitudes in parables “because they’re not gifted to understand, now.” We that do understand know it isn’t from our intellect, “even our desire is God gifted.”

      (Matt 13:11-16; “Jesus answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever has not, from him shall be taken away even that he has. (13) Therefore I speak to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which said, “By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.”)

       People who aren’t gifted to LOVE Jesus are likened to Cain who thought more of his own view than God’s. People choosing to keep times designed to honor imaginary gods are likened to Cain and hinder their own understanding. Going along with worldly customs for popularity sake is to bury one’s head in sand. Followers of Jesus are gifted with desire, spiritual understanding that leads to a turning from the ways that seems right, “to the WAYS that are right in God‘s View.” Thus, God’s New Covenant is with a chosen people gifted with a desire to see from God‘s View. A people born from above. A mystery to the world.

      The same Lord God “Jesus” that sent Cain away after murdering his brother, preplanned “with God the Father” His own sacrifice for the remission of this world‘s sin. Only through Jesus is the gift of immortality. Through promises made to Abraham Believers IN are spiritual Israelites. Prior to Jesus’ death and resurrection, He was in Jerusalem observing the Feast of Tabernacle. On the eighth day of the feast “the Greatest Day” He stood and taught.

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

      The experiences of all Adam’s descendents are written for our learning. (See Romans 15:4)

      (Genesis 4:17; “Cain had marital relations with his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was building a city, and he named the city after his son Enoch.”) Likely Cain married his sister or perhaps a niece. Through Adam and Eve God established nationalities, various blood lines with a multitude of talents.

Genesis and the New Covanant, chapter 6

July 14th, 2018

To: 11,884 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”

7/14/18, God’s 5th month, AV 2, 5778 until sunset

      Satan’s two lies “surely you won’t die and you will be divine” is believed by most of the world, “causing most of the world’s problems, from Adam’s creation through today.”

      (Gen 3:14-19; “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.”

       Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to explain Jesus’ immortality.

      (1Corinthians 15:16-23; “For if the dead are not raised, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is useless; you are still in your sins. Furthermore, those who have fallen asleep in Christ have also perished. For if only in this life we have hope in Christ, we should be pitied more than anyone. (20) But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep “in Christ.”. (21) For since death came through a man, “Adamthe resurrection of the dead also came through a man “Jesus.” (22) For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him.”)

       Immortality is only through being called to believe IN Jesus. ALL will be made alive, each in his own order! The resurrections are God’s truth. “Surely you won’t die” and “born with an immortal soul” is Satan’s lie!

      (Genesis 3:20-22; “Adam named his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all the living “people.” The Lord God made garments from skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them. And the Lord God said, “Now that the man has become like one of us, knowing “in his own mind” “deciding for himself” good and evil, he must not be allowed to stretch out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”)    

      People would take from the tree of life “Jesus” if possible! Deciding for self, makes people as little gods to themselves, which is idolatry.

      God created in Adam; the ability to choose, plan, create and love from within his created nature. It was God who created and gifted, “making Adam in the image and likeness of God.” We can’t “choose” or “take” eternal life! Eternal life is only gifted through our Creator and Savior, “Jesus.”

      Jesus said; (John 3:7-8; “Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’ (8) The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

      To the gentiles Paul was inspired to teach.

       (Eph 2:1-10; “And although you ‘gentiles’ were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you formerly lived,practiced:” according to this world’s present path, according to the ruler of the kingdom of the air “Satan,” the ruler of the spirit that is now energizing the sons of disobedience, among whom all of us ‘gentiles and Israelites’  also formerly lived “practiced” 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.”

      (As in Adam, everyone practices the way that seems right to the fleshy mind, “until God intervenes, opens the mind and give understanding, :no one is able in and of themselves to be saved.”)

      (Eph 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, “HEmade us alive together with Christ – by grace you are saved! and He raised us up with Him “Jesus” and seated us with Him “Jesus” in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, to demonstrate in the coming ages “the millennial age” the surpassing wealth of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (8) For by grace you are saved through “gifted” faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works “choice” so that no one can boast. For we ’followers of Jesus’ are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.”)

      Paul was writing to the Ephesians that God put in His church, “to Christians; not unbelievers.”

      (Gen 3:23-24; “So the Lord God expelled Adam from the orchard in Eden to cultivate the ground from which he had been taken. When He drove the man out, He placed on the eastern side of the orchard in Eden angelic sentries who used the flame of a whirling sword to guard the way to the tree of life.”)

      The way to the gift of eternal life would not be understood and revealed to the many until after Jesus’ ascension. (Satan is still in the business of deceiving people to think eternal life can be obtained another way.) Some baptize children at birth, claiming to have authority to put them in God’s kingdom. (For the most part, the world defines Christians as, “a people attending church on Sunday.) All from the root foundation of Satan calling God a liar, and “selling folks on the idea that’s it’s good to choose for self.” Satan’s lies were appealing to the created nature in Eve and Adam, “that desired to be immortal and have a divine nature, “apart from God.”

        God’s first prophetic words to Adam were, “in dying you will surely die.” Parallel words to, “From the ground you were taken, to the ground you will return.” The second prophetic words were to Satan, “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.”

      (From the Gen 3:15 text; there are disputes about who “the woman” represents. Could be, “the woman” represents the bride of Christ, His church.” Ultimately Jesus and His followers; “the church” will destroy Satan. All the while, “Satan is about the business of attacking followers of Jesus’ heel.”

      (Satan can’t destroy God’s church, but he is allowed deceiving powers; which cripple.) A great contention with some desiring to follow Jesus is, (“Jesus’ followers are spiritually taught that eternal life is gifted through Him.” Satan has worldly religions, professing Christians, believing all people were born to live forever someplace.”) (See Rev 21:8, about the second death.)

      The first covenant promises were made with God’s servants: “particularly Noah and friend Abraham.” (About 430 years after promises with Abraham, “Jesus the Deliverer led the Israelites through Moses, from Egypt ‘sin practices’ to obedience to Himself practices.) The Israelites promised to be true to God’s commands and oracles. (All the while Satan was influencing them as he did Eve, “appealing to their desires to choose for themselves.) Finally their desires to practice gentiles ways caused them to want a king to rule over them. (Satan was attacking the heel of God’s chosen.)

      The New Covenant is also a contract between our Creator and those He chooses. (The new covenant is with spiritual Israel, “Israel meaning, a people God fights for” a called out people to worship, be at one with and worship Him in spirit and truth.) A covenant of love. Jesus’ Apostle Paul was given the revelation to explain.

      (Romans 11:1-4; “So I 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? “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.”)

       God has not rejected, “but fights for Abraham’s physical and spiritual descendents!” By God’s promises we are saved! His people are foreknown! God reserves, “keeps for Himself” those He leads not to bend the knee to Baal, “pagan practices.”

      (Romans 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. 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 physical Israelites a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, to this very day.”)

       In this present age, a remnant of both Israelites and non-Israelites are chosen and saved by grace! Chosen to be Believers IN, “Christians” spiritual Israelites, “Jews.” (See Galatians 3:29 again.) As Creator, “God has every right to call whom He chooses and harden whom He chooses.”

      (Romans 11:9-12; “And David says, “Let their “unbelievers” 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.” (quote from Psalms 69:22-23) 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, “fleshly Israelites” jealous. Now if their transgression means riches for the world and their defeat means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full restoration bring?)

       Oh, the miracle of God’s planning! God is yet to fulfill all His promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’s heirs, “Israelites” (all 12 tribes are yet going to inherit lands to the borders God promised Abraham.

        Because of Adam’s disobedience, he and all his descendents inherited a desire for immortality and to be divine beings. Want to choose for themselves and do their way, “rather than accept God’s Way.” (“Thus in Adam, all die, in Christ all will be made alive.” 1Corinthians 15:22)

      (Genesis 4:1; “Now the man had marital relations with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. Then she said, “I have created a man just as the Lord did!”) Not quite! Some think the meaning is “with the Lord’s help; others prefer “along with the Lord” in the sense of, “as equally with or in common with” (see Lev 26:39; Isa 45:9; Jer 23:28). Either wording works well in this context; the latter is reflected in the present translation. Some understand the translation to say, “I have acquired a man – the Lord.” Suggesting the woman thought (mistakenly) that she had given birth to the incarnate Lord, the Messiah who would bruise the Serpent’s head. This fanciful suggestion is based on a questionable allegorical interpretation of Gen 3:15. This latter comes from Eve’s believing the serpent, “God knows in dying, you won’t surely die.)

Genesis and the New Covenant, chapter 5

July 13th, 2018

To: 11,868 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”

7/13/18, God’s 5th month, AV 1, 5778 until sunset. (Observe God’s New Moon.)

      Its our created, inherited from our first parent’s nature, “we do desire to choose what’s right, wrong, good and evil for ourselves. It’s His likeness God created in Adam and inherited by humankind. Internally, “we do desire to be divine, that is have a Godly nature.” Satan too, desired to be divine, “but attempted to take what can only be gifted.” Likewise when people attempt to be divine - spiritual, “they try to take what can only be gifted.” It’s appealing to our created nature! (It appealed to Eve and she sold Adam on the merit of taking, “what can only be gifted.”) Satan showed his nature when tempting Jesus. It’s like prideful people saying, “I did it my way” “I am my own person” and “no one tells me what to do.” It’s thinking one’s self divine! It’s Satan’s second lie. Worldly religion believes in some form of Satan’s second lie, “practice certain rituals and you’ll be as divine.” Satan was suggesting, “God is holding back, keeping you depending on Him.” Satan did give out a partial truth.

      God’s divine nature “His Spirit” is gifted, “when one is spiritually born from above.” As was a part of God initially created in Adam, “a spiritual component of God is created “when a person is born again.” A gifted Godly nature that gives “the desire to love as God loves, overcome shortcomings and grow in the knowledge of God.” God’s imputed nature converts one from a “belief that” to a “belief IN.” (A belief IN that requires action.) 

      Believers IN Jesus are called to overcome that inherited from Adam nature and Satan’s temptations to the end. Remember our Mediator “Jesus” was tempted by Satan and overcame each temptation. Jesus never denied that Satan had power to give what he promised! Satan knew Jesus was Creator, Re-Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, our Mediator, coming king of kings and would ultimately take him out. 

       (Matt 4:1-10; “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After He fasted forty days and forty nights He was famished. The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become bread.” But Jesus answered, “It is written, ‘Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took Him to the holy city, had Him stand on the highest point of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written, ‘He will command His angels concerning You’ and ‘with their hands they will lift You up, so that You will not strike Your foot against a stone.’” Jesus said to him, “Once again it is written: ‘You are not to put the Lord your God to the test.’” Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their grandeur. (9) And he said to Jesus, “I will give You all these things if You throw Yourself to the ground and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go away, Satan! For it is written: ‘You are to worship the Lord your God and serve only Him.’” Then the devil left Him, and angels came and began ministering to His needs.”)

       Understand, “we’re affected by temptations.” We must look to God for power to overcome them. (Jesus said; “I tell you the solemn truth, the slave is not greater than his master, nor is the one who is sent as a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you understand these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” John 13:16-17)

       God allows Satan to “put leaders in place according to what people deserve.” How so? (For His purpose, He’s allowing Satan to be the god of this world “until his appointed time.”) Jesus’ prophecy in Matthew 24: “reveals that this world’s people are being led down Satan’s broad path.” Destruction; “except for the fact that God is going to shorten the time.” (Matt 24:22; Jesus said; “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.”)

      Jesus’ words are in the past tense because “His prophecy is sure.” The same Lord that delivered Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’s descendents, “the Israelites” from Egypt, “sin” is the same Jesus that’s coming back as King of Kings. (He doesn’t change, He’s the same yesterday, today and forever.” Heb 13:8) (Rom 15:4; “all previous history is written for our learning.”)

      Today, the whole world is practicing the pagan ways of people whose lands God gave the Israelites. Serving gods of their imagination. God delivered the Israelites from sinful Egypt, “setting them apart, similar to how He calls and sets His chosen apart today.” Through Moses, God explained how His people were to be separate from the world.

      (Deut 7:1-6; “When the Lord your God brings you to the land that you are going to occupy and forces out many nations before you – Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, seven nations more numerous and powerful than you – and God delivers them over to you and you attack them, you must utterly annihilate them. Make no treaty with them and show them no mercy! You must not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons, for they “these daughters” will turn your sons away from Me to worship other gods. Then the anger of the Lord will erupt against you and He will quickly destroy you. (5) Instead, this is what you must do to them: You must tear down their altars, shatter their sacred pillars, cut down their sacred Asherah poles, and burn up their idols. For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. He has chosen you to be His people, prized above all others on the face of the earth.”)

      All because, the Lord God “Jesus’” promised Abraham. All planned for our, “we Christians” learning. In Noah’s day, “he was the only preacher of righteousness.” (In Abraham’s day, “only he, Sarah and nephew Lot were called to go out from their families and look to the God of creation.”) In this age; since Jesus’ ascension, “all who believe IN Jesus are Abraham’s heirs.” Jesus’ apostle Paul explained to the Galatians and all called Believers IN.

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

      When Jesus returns as king of kings, He and His chosen will destroy everything relating to worshiping imaginary gods. David was led in the way of truth, which is to “genuinely love God‘s Way.” (David wrote, “Therefore I love Your commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. Therefore I esteem all Your precepts concerning ALL things to be right; and I hate every false way.” Psalms 119:127-128)

      Worldly people have a false concept of love. Godly love expands to a hatred of every false way. SO; what’s “every false way?” The holy scriptures clearly teach that Satan is the god of this age; “thus we conclude that this world is upside down with it’s traditions and ways of worship!”

      Speaking of the Israelites Paul wrote: (Rom 3:3-6; “For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be TRUE, but every man a liar; as it is written, “That you might be justified in your sayings, and might OVERCOME when you are judged.” But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who takes vengeance? (I speak as a man) God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?”)

       Paul continued, “there is a God led attitude we should ask for, if we are genuinely seeking His Way.”

        (Romans 3:4-8; Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. (5) Let this MIND be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: (8) And being found in fashion as a man, HE humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”)

       Jesus never thought to usurp His Father’s will. Christians never think to usurp Jesus’ commands. Worldly religions are about the business of building constituents, organizations and selling a way that seems right to themselves. Few teach that God knows each of us better than we can possibly know ourselves. So, God does the choosing, leading, removes leaders and gives to His chosen. When accepted various forms of Satan’s lie, “people think themselves to be as gods, form their own ideas of good and evil.” Yielding to what appeals to their inherited from Adam nature, “rather than our Creator‘s commands.” (This defines paganism.)

      (Gen 3:4-7; “The serpent said to the woman, “Surely you will not die, (this is the first lie.) for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will open and you will be like divine (this is the second lie) beings who know good and evil.” (Does not each religion think “their eyes are open to decide right, wrong, good and evil?

      (6-7; “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. Then the eyes of both of them opened, “felt guilt” and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.”) Now they felt shame. Now, they did not want to face their Creator.

       (Gen 3:8-13; “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?” (10) The man replied, “I heard you moving about in the orchard, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.” 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.”)

       On judgment day, how many will say; “Lord that preacher told me.” Regarding God’s set holy calendar, how many will say; “Lord that preacher told me that Your apostle Paul changed the Sabbath and it was okay to keep days the Romans said were holy and worship times dedicated to their gods.”

      Jesus addressed the serpent as the old devil and Satan. The same one Isaiah was inspired to write about in chapter 14:. During Jesus’ fleshly life He cast out demons and gave certain followers a like authority.

      (Luke 10:17-20; “Then the seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in Your name!” So Jesus said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Look, I have given you ’apostles’ authority to tread on snakes and scorpions and on the full force of the enemy, and nothing will hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names stand written in heaven.”) Study Isaiah 14: Jesus inspired Isaiah to write of Satan’s desire to lord over, “he decided for himself, rather than look to his Creator, caused war in the heavens and his removal. Jesus saw him fall. Satan lied to Eve and the Lord Jesus spoke of his demise.

Genesis and the New Covenant, chapter 4

July 12th, 2018

To: 11,825 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”

7/12/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 28, 5778 until sunset.

      We should each ask ourselves; “who am I that God would give me spiritual comprehension?” Many of us are gentiles grafted into the branch, “Israel.” God’s promises to Abraham are perpetual and irrevocable, “all Israel will be saved! Israel is the Branch and Root. Remember the root supports we gentiles. Paul explains.

       (Romans 11:17-36; “Now if some of the branches ‘Israelites’ were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among them and participated in the richness of the olive root, (18) do not boast over the branches. But if you boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you. Then you will say, “The branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” (20) Granted! They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but fear! 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, ’gentiles’ provided you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off. (23) And even they – 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?

      (25-28; “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. 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.”

      (Rom 11:28-32; “In regard to the gospel they, ‘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. Just as you were formerly disobedient to God, but have now received mercy due to their disobedience (31) 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.”

      (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? (36) For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To him be glory forever! Amen.”)

      (Genesis 2:1-3; “The heavens and the earth were completed with everything that was in them. By the seventh day God finished the work that He had been doing, and He ceased on the seventh day all the work that He had been doing. God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it He ceased all the work that He had been doing in creation.”)

      Called Believers IN are a holy people by promise, not because of works or life practices, “but because of the calling to love God and His Way, thus, “we desire to love as He loves.” The called desire practicing a life style that pleases Him. (The “He” in these three verses above is Jesus.) He is our Creator, Redeemer, Deliverer, Shepherd, coming King of Kings and He blessed the seventh day.

       Relating to God’s calendar, two things are unalterable; “the seven day week cycle and the new moon.” People disrespectful of God, named days and months after pagan gods and famous people, but God’s calendar is unalterable. Why can’t the world believe these truths? Jesus gave the answer,

      (John 10:24-28; “You do not believe because you are Not My sheep.” “Then came the Jews round about Jesus, and said unto Him, How long do You make us to doubt? If You be the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you did NOT believe: the works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. But you believe not, because you are not of My sheep,” as I said unto you.My sheep hear “understand” My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.”)

       Jesus is clearly telling us that unbelievers do not want to grasp God’s truth. (a) Understanding is gifted to God’s chosen, those He knows and knows Him. (b) Jesus GIVES eternal life to His obedient followers.

We can choose to be religious, choose to be good citizens, choose to pray for spiritual understanding; “but to know Jesus and have eternal life is His to give.” DOES this fact get in the way of “seek and you will find,” “knock and the door will open?” NO, because it is God that leads and gives the desire to seek Him honestly. To seek God honestly is NOT an attempt to be religious nor joining a congregation that fits a desired culture. Seeking God honestly is not even trying to obey the ten commandments! To honestly ask God to reveal His Way, reveal our inherited nature flaws and keep us on His potters wheel for shaping, “would be a good start, if spiritually led to do so.”

      (Because of our inherited nature, “there is a way that seems right to people that leads to death.” see Proverbs 12:15; 14:12; 16:25 and 21:2.).

      (Gen 2:4-7; “This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created – when the Lord God made the earth and heavens. Now no shrub of the field had yet grown on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground. Springs would well up from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground. (7) 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.”)

      We aren’t souls! Nor is there a separate component in us that continues to live some place forever. The Hebrew term nefesh, meaning “being” it’s often translated “soul” because of methodology and tradition. The word usually refers to the whole person. The Hebrew phrase, “נֶפֶשׁ חַיַּה (nefesh khayyah” means “living being” and is used of both animals and human beings (see Gen 1:20, 24, 30; 2:19).

       We are not a two in one creation! Eternal life is only through being called to be Jesus’ follower “heir” with Abraham. Eternal life is through being begotten, “fathered” by God the Father. Such will be in the first resurrection. Others, of God’s choosing will be in a second resurrection! Jesus revealed it to John. (See Revelation 2:11, 20:6, 20:14 & 21:8.

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

       Recipients of God’s spirit, “are a people born from above” heirs with Abraham and Jesus. Heirs of eternal life and will be in the first resurrection. Others of God’s choosing will be physically resurrected; shown the ways of God and die a second death if they don’t turn to God.

      (Gen 2:8-9; “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.”)

      The tree of life, knowledge of good and evil have a spiritual connection. Worshiping God is to look to Him for what is right, wrong, good and evil, NOT deciding for self! This tree may have also represented the holy spirit, that was planned to be gifted after Jesus’ glorification. (See John 7:39) Nevertheless, “this fruit of this particular tree was not for man’s taking.” No more than being; “man’s right to choose for himself, what is right, wrong, good and evil.”

       (Gen 2:10-17; “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). The name of the second river is Gihon; it runs through the entire land of Cush. The name of the third river is Tigris; it runs along the east side of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates. 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.”)

      Did God not know their temptation? Did God create in mankind an ability to choose rather than animalistic instinct? At this point Adam was not having to till the land, food was provided likened to when God fed the Israelites forty years. (God is saying, “be obedient, trust Me to teach you correctly, or you will die. (Die? Hebrew “dying you will die.”) (The imperfect verb form here has the nuance of the specific future because it is introduced with the temporal clause, “when you eat…you will die.”) That certainty is underscored with the infinitive absolute, “you will surely die.”

       (Gen 2:18-25; “The Lord God “Jesus” 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.” (What gifted intellect God created in Adam! Adam gave names that fit their characteristics.)

      (20-25;” 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. 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. (23) 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.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and unites with his wife, and they become a new family. (25) The man and his wife were both naked, but they were not ashamed.”) Adam and Eve being joined became family, as God is family.

      Adam and Eve characteristically innocent until they disobeyed. Disobedience causes guilt, even in little children. Now comes the demonic lie that has put the whole world in bondage and shows the power of God, in allowing Satan to deceive temporarily.

      (Gen 3:1-5; “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.’” (4) 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.”)

       Satan knew why God made Adam in His image, understood God’s plan to put His spirit in people, to ultimately making them members of His family. Knowing this is likely what cause Satan to became jealous, arrogant and rebel! Paul writing that Satan presenting himself and his followers as an angels of light aren’t wasted words. He is prince of the power of the air, the deceiver and the god of this world.” To eliminate the possibility of false teachers comparing themselves to Jesus’ apostles, Paul wrote.

      (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.”)

Genesis and the New Covenant, chapter 3

July 11th, 2018

To: 11,829 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”

7/11/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 28, 5778 until sunset.

      God sets His chosen people apart in many ways. As we study prayerfully we learn to allow “scripture to interpret scripture.” God made several new beginnings for His people; Noah was a new beginning after the people became so corrupt. God’s calling Abraham was a new beginning. God made Abraham a father to a set aside ’sanctified’ people of His choosing. Both a physical and a spiritual people planned for His purpose.

      His physically set aside people culminated when God changed Jacob’s name to Israel, “the word Israel meaning; God fights.” Israel’s son Joseph’s being sold by his brothers to ultimately become the second in command to the Egyptian Pharaoh, was planned. Israelites’ 400 plus years in Egypt and their deliverance was planned and promised Abraham.

       Jesus’ coming was shared with Abraham and other prophets. God the Father’s calling out and sanctifying a people to be Jesus’ followers; “be AT ONE with Him” was a new and spiritual beginning.” Promised Abraham, prophesied through Isaiah, Ezekiel and Moses in Deuteronomy.

     (Deut 18:15-19; “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you – from your fellow Israelites; you must listen to Him. This accords with what happened at Horeb in the day of the assembly. You asked the Lord your God: “Please do not make us hear the voice of the Lord our God any more or see this great fire any more lest we die.” (17) The Lord then said to me, “What they have said is good. I will raise up a prophet like you for them from among their fellow Israelites. I will put My words in His mouth and He will speak to them whatever I command. I will personally hold responsible anyone who then pays no attention to the words that prophet speaks in My name.”)

       That new promised beginning was through Creator Jesus was preplanned from the beginning by promise, “God’s spirit would be given through God the Son “Jesus” a people following Jesus and becoming Abraham’s heirs. This understanding was revealed to Jesus’ apostle Paul and to we Believers IN.

      (Gal 3:27=29; “For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female – for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”)

     (1Cor 15:20-23; “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead also came through a man. For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him.”)

      The One creating life in Adam can re-create life. His apostles John and Paul were inspired to write about His deity.

      (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.”) Paul was inspired to write the same at Colossians 1:15-20”

       (Jesus gave Moses the insight to write, “let US make man in OUR image and likeness.”) God the Father, God the Son and all Believers IN Jesus are God’s family.

       Except for those set aside, “heirs of Adam through Jacob were a fleshly, stubborn, unbelieving people. Jacob - Israel’s family prostituted themselves to imaginary gods; “yielded to their fleshly mind and followed the gentile Babylonians. Jesus had Isaiah write to Jacob’s heirs the Israelites.

      (Isaiah 48:3-22; “I “God” 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. Now they come into being, in the past; before today you did not hear about them, so you could not say, ‘Yes, I know about them.’ You did not hear, you do not know, you were not told beforehand. (8) For I know that you are very deceitful; you were labeled a rebel from birth. For the sake of My reputation I hold back My anger; for the sake of My prestige I restrain Myself from destroying you. Look, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have purified you in the furnace of misery. For My sake alone I will act, for how can I allow My name to be defiled? I will not share My glory with anyone else! (12) Listen to me, O Jacob, Israel, whom I summoned! I am the One; I am present at the very beginning and at the very end. Yes, My hand founded the earth; My right hand spread out the sky. I summon them; they stand together. (14) All of you, gather together and listen! Who among them “your idols” announced these things? The Lord’s ally will carry out His desire against Babylon; He will exert His power against the Babylonians. I, I have spoken – yes, I have summoned him; I lead him and he will succeed. Approach me! Listen to this! From the very first I have not spoken in secret; when it happens, I am there.” So now, the sovereign Lord has sent me, “Isaiah” accompanied by His spirit. This is what the Lord, your Protector, says, the Holy One of Israel. “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you how to succeed, who leads you in the way you should go. If only you had obeyed My commandments, prosperity would have flowed to you like a river, deliverance would have come to you like the waves of the sea. (19) Your descendants would have been as numerous as sand, and your children like its granules. Their name would not have been cut off and eliminated from My presence. Leave Babylon! “confusion” Flee from the Babylonians! Announce it with a shout of joy! Make this known! Proclaim it throughout the earth! Say, ‘The Lord protects His servant Jacob. (21) They do not thirst as He leads them through dry regions; He makes water flow out of a rock for them; He splits open a rock and water flows out.’ There will be no prosperity for the wicked,” says the Lord.”)

      Ultimately wickedness is going to be destroyed. NOW, Believers IN, through God’s imputed Holy Spirit, have the mind of Christ, to love one another and realize that all these previous writings are for our learning. Allow Paul’s revelation to fill our minds.

      (Romans 15:1-6; “But we who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not just please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good to build him up. For even Christ did not please Himself, but just as it is written, “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on Me.” For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope. Now may the God of endurance and comfort give you unity with one another in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”)

      Seemingly all Jesus’ apostles except John were persecuted and killed. John was banished to an island when he was old. There Jesus revealed the “Revelations of Jesus to John.” John was blessed to understand Godly love. “He believed IN, God the Father and God the Son.”

      (1John 4:15-19; “If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God resides in him and he in God. And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has in us. God is love, and the one who resides in love resides in God and God resides in him. By this love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, because just as Jesus is, so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears punishment has not been perfected in love. (19) We love because He loved us first.”)

       John is writing to a “Christ like People” a called imputed with Godly love people. Godly love is a higher form than human fleshly love, which is basically a love of me, mine and ours. We Believers IN are able to love from the realization that God first loved us. (To believe and confess that Jesus is the Son of God is to lovingly worship the Father and the Son.)     Know that God the Father created through His Son. (Remember John 1:1-5 & Colossians 1:15-20?) When gifted with Godly love, we are able to cast out the fear of death and punishment. Even the fear of being ostracized for living to please God rather than people Remember Jesus’ Words, “if they hated Me they will hate you.” NOW back to Genesis and its correlation with God’s New Covenant promise. (As is the old, God’s New Covenant is with a sanctified people, His chosen, through promises made to Abraham.) A called out people for God‘s purpose, gifted with a righteous desire to love God as He loves us and love one another. Particularly, brothers and sisters in Christ.

      Genesis 2:1-3; “The heavens and the earth were completed with everything that was in them. By the seventh day God finished the work that He had been doing and He ceased on the seventh day all the work that He had been doing. God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it He ceased all the work that He had been doing in creation.”)

       Within a 24 hour span of time each time zone on earth can know when the seventh day appears and ends. God made that time holy, it can’t be changed no more than we can change the earth’s turning. Spiritual truth and understanding is camouflaged to people who don’t believe IN this truth.

 

Genesis and the New Covenant, chapter 2

July 9th, 2018

To: 11,745 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”

7/9/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 26, 5778 until sunset.

    : Heavenly Father: teach us through Your Word and spiritual revelation. Give each truth seeker understanding that “Your New Covenant is with Your Called People.” We pray in the holy name of Jesus. AMEN

      The Old Covenant was with a selected people promised Abraham, about four hundred plus years before Moses. All Jacob’s descendents ’Israelites’ were to be guided by their Covenant with God. For forty years ’the Lord God Jesus’ led, taught and protected the Israelites through His servant Moses. Their deliverance commenced on the evening of Nisan 14, ’Passover.’ Egyptians rushed them out after the death angel killed all the first born. Those saved “obediently put the blood of sheep or goats on their door facing.” The Old Covenant the Lord God Jesus contracted with Israel through Moses was promised through Abraham.

      The New Covenant is also with a selected people as promised through Abraham. The New Covenant is a spiritual magnification of the old. It’s with a predestined people as promised Abraham; “a people God the Father calls to be His own, “through God the Son.” Jesus’ genuine followers are made “Believers IN” God the Father and God the Son. A people gifted with desire to be AT ONE with Jesus.

       The holy scriptures teach, “ believing IN is gifted.” The many using Jesus’ name are “believers that.” Believing through fleshly minds that god is, “allows individuals to make Him fit their view.” The fleshly mind is like when our grand son once ask his Nana, “where did God come from.” (He was beginning to form his own view of God, based on hearing and his natural fleshly rational. From within our fleshly rational, we cannot spiritually know or believe IN the God of Abraham. God reveals Himself to His chosen, gives spiritual wit and makes them family.

      Worldly religions originate in fleshly minds with agenda’s. Conjuring up beliefs from within fleshly minds and this world’s system of things. Becoming prey to divisionary demonic traps as was intended. Consider: one wrong belief “hinders a belief IN God’s inspired word.”

      Moses could have had access to Hebrew historical writings through his parents, who may have access to writings from the likes of Seth and Enoch preserved through Noah. Luke shared Jesus’ genealogy back to Adam; consider a portion here: (Luke 3:34-38; “the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah, the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel, the son of Kenan, the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.”)

       The Lord God Jesus spoke to Moses and gave revelations. He may have revealed the Genesis account of Re-Creation and we know He revealed much prophecy through Moses as written in Deuteronomy. Our hope and prayer is that God reveal Himself to many through our efforts.

      (Genesis 1:1-2; “In the or (in a) beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water.”) The beginning? Here is a note from Net Bible translators. (The translation assumes that the form translated “beginning” is in the absolute state rather than the construct, “in the beginning of,” or “when God created.” In other words, the clause in v. 1 is a main clause, v. 2 has three clauses that are descriptive and supply background information and v. 3 begins the narrative sequence proper. The referent of the word “beginning” has to be defined from the context since there is no beginning or ending with God.)

       We know from John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:15-20 and Hebrews 1: that the Lord God Jesus created all things, sustains all things and is the Revealer. We know from the New Testament testimonies that Jesus Re-Created bread and fish feeding thousands. He Created aged wine from water etc. Re-created life in Lazarus and others through His apostles.

       Through writings and revelations Moses wrote: “The earth was without shape and empty.” Thus Jesus Re-Created what had become a disarrayed earth. Understand: “we may use some fleshly logic to a degree.” The spiritual intent in verses 1 & 2, discloses that the earth existed, before Jesus’ Re-Creative beginning! It was empty, dark and water apparently covered the whole. The strong indication here and elsewhere is that earth had been flooded previously. Archeology digs bear it out as well.

      (Gen 1:3-5; “God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light! God saw that the light was good, so God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning, marking the first day.”)

      God’s day begins at sunset. Many questions can be asked, such as, “did God created the sun previously?” When did God cause the earth to begin it’s spin and rotation around the sun? (We only need to observe that this earth is sustained by powers beyond our ability to comprehend.) A power beyond our comprehension keeps the sun burning! and sustains the core of this earth’s molten rock. How do volcanoes continue erupting over the years and the earth’s core isn‘t depleted? A power beyond our comprehension sustains all forceful energy.

      God’s months are separated by His moon that keeps it’s created position in relationship to His earth. The moon’s gravity controls sea level. All these Creative and Sustaining powers are beyond human fleshly understanding.

      Believers IN God know He is in control of this universe. Know We’re created in His image, likeness and for His purpose. Other speculations are proof of foolish un-beliefs. To believe IN God is to know that He has a purpose for all His creations.

      (Gen 1:6-10; “God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters and let it separate water from water. So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. It was so. God called the expanse “sky.” There was evening, and there was morning, a second day. God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place and let dry ground appear.” It was so. God called the dry ground “land” and the gathered waters He called “seas.” God saw that it was good.”)

      Moses’ writing “waters were over the face of the deep” indicates a flooding long before Adam’s creation. Fleshly questions and logic should have no effect on our “belief in God as Creator.” (Whether the translation should read, “in a beginning” or “in the beginning” has no bearing on the here and now.) Likely, God created this earth millions of years before He created Adam. (Jesus proved that carbon dating means nothing to God, when He Created AGED wine from water!) This earth’s oil reserves, could have been an instant creation, “but it is likely from a previous flooding.” Let science argue about dinosaurs, this earth’s age etc. .

      (Gen 1:11-13; “God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: plants yielding seeds according to their kinds, and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds.” It was so. The land produced vegetation – plants yielding seeds according to their kinds, and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. God saw that it was good. There was evening, and there was morning, a third day.”)

      According to kind? It’s God’s law of reproduction! Alterations are hybrids that cannot reproduce. One of many proofs of God‘s law and creation.

      (Gen 1:14-19; “God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them be signs to indicate seasons and days and years, and let them serve as lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth.” It was so. God made two great lights – the greater light to rule over the day and the lesser light to rule over the night. He made the stars also. God placed the lights in the expanse of the sky to shine on the earth, to preside over the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good. There was evening, and there was morning, a fourth day.”)

      God created the heavenly bodies and sustains their position. (If there were no sustaining force, “logically and scientifically speaking” this earth couldn’t make the oblong circles around the sun. Seasons could not be maintained. All part of God’s law.

      (Gen 1:20-25; God said, “Let the water swarm with swarms of living creatures and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” God created the great sea creatures and every living and moving thing with which the water swarmed, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.” There was evening, and there was morning, a fifth day.”) God’s creation is for mankind, made in His image, physically and spiritually. Obviously God’s speaking is a duality, “let us.”   

      (Gen 1:26-31; “Then God 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. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply! Fill the earth and subdue it! Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that moves on the ground.” Then God said, “I now give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the entire earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the animals of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to all the creatures that move on the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I give every green plant for food.” It was so. God saw all that He had made – and it was very good! There was evening, and there was morning, the sixth day.”)

      (We know there’s a punctuation error here, because God separated clean from unclean animals when He gathered them for their saving on Noah’s ark.) (Fruit with it’s seed is for yours, the birds and animals food would be a more accurate translation.) The period after food, “in verse 30 above” indicates, “seed bearing fruit and all animals are for people’s food.” We’ll discuss this later.

Genesis and the New Covenant, chapter 1

July 7th, 2018

To: 11,776 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”

7/7/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 24, 5778 until sunset.

      Worshiping together is important, but we’re mindful of the times and the fact that the whole world is serving many gods: “nevertheless when we read, study and discuss together, new revelations - understandings are likely.” Matthew recorded Jesus; (Matt 18:20; “For where two or three are assembled in My name, I am there among them.”) In Jesus’ name has the meaning; “as My ambassadors” or “in My gifted nature.”

      Heavenly Father: please give many the mind to understand Your truth, flee evil and seek Jesus’ gifted faith. We ask in the holy name and nature of Jesus. Amen.

      This study is intended to show the correlation between Genesis and New Covenant teaching, promise and prophecy. The holy scriptures teach “a person’s belief and practices becomes their god. One’s mentality, mindset and outlook demonstrate who they serve. Its where motives, good and bad originate. (Thus, believing any lie enslaves.) The first liar and his lies have this world’s populations enslaved, “in prison they can’t escape from.” The liar “Satan” promotes many gods, “he has one to fit every viewpoint.” Jesus refers to Satan as “the god of this world, accuser of the brethren, conquer of the nations, a murderer and liar.” He is more powerful than the average person can imagine. Think it through: “are not all people’s foundation for life practices based on their beliefs?” When people don’t believe IN God; ‘the world pegs them as agnosticism, atheists etc.” but Jesus says, “they don’t know Me or My Father.” It’s idolatry when we don’t trust God for what’s right, wrong, good and evil.

      The bottom line; “believing IN any lie, puts ONE in bondage, that’s impossible to escape, “except God our Father supernatural intervenes, calls and gives us over to Jesus.” (Belief IN, either enslaves or makes one free.) The only true freedom is, “a gifted belief IN God, as He manifest Himself to be in the holy scriptures.” Remember, Satan was allowed to tempt Jesus, even promising Him a kingdom and remember; Jesus said, “I beheld Satan fall like lighting.” See Luke 10:18)

       To overcome the evil one, “we need to know his very purpose is to divide, deceive, manifest himself and his followers as angels of light.” (See 2 Cor 11:14) We need to know “God is allowing Satan’s short term dominance for His own ultimate purpose.” When Jesus returns, “Satan will be revealed as the deceiver he is and be bound for one thousand years.” Then many will remorsefully turn to the ways of God. Until then, Satan is being allowed to deceive, “all but the Elect.” (Matthew 24:22-24; “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. 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.

       God is revealing Himself and exposing Satan to His chosen Elect, revealing knowledge of Himself as He did the writer of the Psalms.

      (Psalms 119:137-144; “You are just, O Lord, and your judgments are fair. The rules You impose are just, and absolutely reliable. My zeal consumes me, for my enemies forget Your instructions. Your word is absolutely pure, and Your servant loves it! I am insignificant and despised, yet I do not forget Your precepts. Your justice endures, and Your law is reliable. Distress and hardship confront me, yet I find delight in Your commands. Your rules remain just. Give me insight so that I can live.”)

      Spiritual insight is indeed a gift! Spiritual insight leads us to seek God’s View and replace our inherited fleshly attitudes with His gifted knowledge.

      The worldly definition of a Christian is opposite the biblical definition. “To be “Christ like” is to believe IN as did Jesus.” Jesus is the One who inspired the holy scriptures to be written, revealing Himself as Lord to His prophets, apostles and each called out person. (Without gifted revelation people choose what seems right to their inherited from Adam fleshly nature.) Satan likes people taking pride in their own truth, “choosing the way that seem right: thus be little gods to themselves.”

      The holy scriptures define Satan as the author of confusion. He takes advantage of our inherited from Adam nature. Individually we inherited a little god mentality, “that Satan is able to take full advantage of.” With the help of mankind’s inherited nature, “Satan is able to take the whole world down a divisionary path of destruction.” Thus the many religions, personal theories, disagreements, wars and fighting. Jesus’ brother, “James” teaches this.

      (James 4.1-4; “From where come wars and fighting among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? You lust, and have not: you kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: you fight and war, yet you have not, because you ask not. You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it upon your lusts. You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”)

      Fleshly logic can’t take us to the source of truth. Only a “it seems to ME personal mentality.” Yielding to our inherited thinking “makes us little gods to ourselves” until Creator Jesus is revealed. So, the way children are taught and adults educated, “sets a foundational belief core; takes root and becomes what each grows to be.” When teaching is founded on lies, we become enslaved to the father of lies, “Satan.”

      God’s Word teaches “our self serving, independent nature must be turned from and yield to God’s Way of Truth.” (Human logic can lead to good practices, morals and a religion, but CANNOT lead to spiritual truth.) Human logic, with Satan’s help leads to thinking “what’s true for you may not be true for me.” Such is directly from, “the author of confusion”

      Believers IN Jesus are led to know, as was Moses, “that our Creator is truth.” Moses was inspired to write,

       (Deut 12:4; “He is the Rock, His work is perfect: for all His Ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He.”)

      Jesus said; “For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought “made careful” in God.” John 3:20-21)

      Our deeds must be made manifested to our understanding; that is, “we must be led to understand that our inherited nature is self serving.” Through various worldly religions, people grow even more self serving, “to a me, mine and ours mentality.” The “seems to ME mentality becomes standard.” Makes people desiring the praise of others, love money and power. The fleshly inherited nature causes the powerful to do favors for one another and lord over the less fortunate.”

      Satan’s ways are many, divisionary and takes humanity down a crooked path. Jesus said; “Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many go that way: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto “eternal” LIFE, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14)

      Satan wants us thinking like the modernists Christians, which is: “believe Jesus IS and be saved.” These “believers that” don’t understanding “belief IN requires obedience.” A turning from the practices and traditions of the world. Worldly religions, including those that profess Jesus: “cater to evolutional concepts, what’s popular, but don’t “believe IN Jesus!” Jesus went straight to the point with His Words, recorded at Luke 6:46-49; “Why call you Me, Lord, Lord, and DO NOT the things which I say? Whosoever comes to Me, and hears “understands” My sayings, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built a house, and dug deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that hears “understands,” and does not, is like a man that without a foundation; built his house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.”

      Many hear and read Jesus’ words, but their life practices demonstrate a rebellious, hostile, demonic mind set.

      Satan’s divisionary ways give latitude “to believe as one pleases.” Our inherited nature doesn’t want to call, “our way” ungodly.” The many refuse to comprehend that Satan and his followers palms themselves off as an “angels of light.” Satan must deliver an element of truth and perhaps much truth. The argument goes, “no one is perfect, we are sinners and all trying to get to the same place.” Professing Christians are conditioned to condone many things that are an abomination to God.

     Fact: if I am conditioned to believe ONE of Satan’s lies, “my inherited nature leads me to misunderstand many things” to support the one lie. This brings to mind; the popular world wide false doctrine about the immortality of the soul. Every worldly religion believes in some form of Satan’s lie to Eve. That lie is, “all people are born to live forever someplace!” (my words)

His lie? “all people are born immortal’ everyone has a internal spirit called, “soul” that lives on after physical death, “it’s Satan’s first lie.” (See Gen 3:)

      The holy scriptures teach, “immortality is a gift to the called Believer IN, “a people led to be obedient to Jesus.” Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to explain. “For when you were the servants of sin, you were free from righteousness. What fruit had you then in those things whereof you are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages “result” of sin is DEATH; but the GIFT of God is eternal LIFE through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:20-23)

       All people are born, “servants of sin.” Righteousness is opposite of selfishness. Our inherited nature is selfish. When we’re led to believe IN God “we become ashamed of our inherited nature and desire a change.” Our inherited nature is what every Believer IN, “Christian” is led to turn from, with the help of and through our Shepherd, “Jesus Christ.” The end result of being a servant of sin is DEATH. When a person is led to be a servant of God, the fruit, “wages” has the end, everlasting life.

      Satan knows the holy scriptures. When Jesus was being tempted by the devil, he quoted scripture from the Psalms. Professing Christian, from every persuasion, quote from the scriptures and every denomination with a different twist. How could that be? Each do so from within their fleshly inherited nature, “from what seems right personally.” When just ONE lie is believed, “it must be supported by another.”

      Another lie that comes to mind revolves around the calendar God gave His people. His calendar foreshadows His plan for our salvation and the saving of mankind from himself. Our Sabbath pictures, being at rest from fleshly works, rest in Jesus’ millennial rule on earth and binding the author of confusion, “Satan.” God’s annual Sabbaths foreshadow His plan of salvation, including New Jerusalem coming down. Read the book of Revelations out loud, three times a year. Through the influence of the god of this age, “worldly religions have rejected God’s calendar,” replacing it with one hinged to the winter equinox: sun worship and the ways of Baal.

Through Satan’s influence and mankind’s desire to be independent of God’s way, “people yield to religions of choice and every way that is an abomination to our Creator.” These include economics, equality, farming, rotation of crops, the immorality doctrine, evolution, worldly education and the rearing of our children. The genesis parallel to our New Covenant is coming.

First lie, First liar and result.

July 6th, 2018

God our Father and God the Son, ‘our Savior’ knew most of their “created with choice being” would choose the wrong path. Ability to choose was purposely given to angelic and humankind “separating hostiles from the obedient.” “Consider; how could created angelic and humankind develop Godly characteristics, values and overcome bad,” except they be tempted?”

We have biblical records of Lucifer, his followers and humankind’s rebelling. Long before Jesus re-creating earth and creating humankind in God’s image and likeness: “long before disobedience in the garden” we have the biblical accounts of Lucifer’s rebellion, its result and “prophecy of his final war against Jesus’ followers, “at the end of this age.” We have the account of Satan’s instigating people’s attempt to build a city to the heavens, “back when God confused their languages.” We have the accounts of demonic persuasions over kings of Babylon, Assyrians and other, “as are people in the world today” whose reputations are anti-God’s people. Satan is the primary cause of murder, division, chaos, war, hatred and deceptions.

The first lie was Satan saying to Eve, “surely you will not die.” (The Lord God had told Adam and Eve not to partake of the fruit on a certain tree, “less they die.”) Satan’s second lie was, “God lied, He knows when you eat you will be like divine beings” knowing good and evil.”

Gen 3:1-5; The Serpent 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.’” (4) 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.”

The first sin was Adam and Eve doubting their Creator. Then they yielded to that created nature, “that separates humankind from created instinctive animals.” The devil suggested that God lied, was holding back things “good for food and wisdom.” As do all fleshly people in each age; Eve and Adam yielded to “that God created desire for knowledge apart from God.”

(Gen 3:6-7; “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.”

Satan told a partial truth; “disobedience did cause a loss of innocence and their worshipful dependency on God evaporated. Now they knew they were naked. It was idolatry “sin” when they trusted “what seemed right” to their mind, rather than trusting their Creator for knowledge regarding what’s right, wrong, good and evil. Had God created in them, an animalistic instinct “there would have been no ability to choose” “there would have been no temptation?” But God did put in their nature, “an imputed choice mechanism – mindset – independency desire.” When yielding to that desire, its self serving, hostile, rebellious and has a tendency to lord over others. Thus, the many opinions, denominations, religions, politics, division and war: ALL caused by the influence of culprit “Satan.” Thus all humanity has inherited a hostile toward God nature, “from Adam and Eve.” (The result of that sin nature is eternal death, until it’s supernaturally changed.)

All people to whom, “God doesn’t give a new nature and spiritual understanding to, “does what seems right to their fleshly inherited from Adam nature.” So, let’s consider Satan’s thinking after he chose to follow the desires of his mind. Why he’s referred to as “conqueror of the nations” and what people will think of him in the future. Jesus revealed it to Isaiah for our good.

(Isaiah14:12-27; “Look how you have fallen from the sky, O shining one, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the ground, O conqueror of the nations! You said to yourself, “I will climb up to the sky. Above the stars of El. I will set up my throne. (Much of our Bible overview is by translators adhering to Canaanite mythology. Stars of El were astral deities under the authority of the high god El.”)

. I will rule on the mountain of assembly on the remote slopes of Zaphon. I will climb up to the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High!” (God of Israel.) But you were brought down to Sheol, to the remote slopes of the pit. Those who see you stare at you, they look at you carefully, thinking: “Is this the man who shook the earth, the one who made kingdoms tremble? Is this the one who made the world like a desert, who ruined its cities and refused to free his prisoners so they could return home?”’

(18) As for all the kings of the nations, all of them lie down in splendor, each in his own tomb. But you have been thrown out of your grave like a shoot that is thrown away. You lie among the slain, among those who have been slashed by the sword, among those headed for the stones of the pit, as if you were a mangled corpse. You will not be buried with them, because you destroyed your land and killed your people. The offspring of the wicked will never be mentioned again. Prepare to execute his sons for the sins their ancestors have committed. They must not rise up and take possession of the earth, or fill the surface of the world with cities.” “I will rise up against them,” says the Lord who commands armies. “I will blot out all remembrance of Babylon and destroy all her people, including the offspring she produces,” says the Lord. “I will turn her into a place that is overrun with wild animals and covered with pools of stagnant water. I will get rid of her, just as one sweeps away dirt with a broom,” says the Lord who commands armies.

(23-27; 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. I will break Assyria in My land, I will trample them underfoot on My hills. Their yoke will be removed from My people, the burden will be lifted from their shoulders. This is the plan I have devised for the whole earth; My hand is ready to strike all the nations.” Indeed, the Lord who commands armies has a plan and who can possibly frustrate it? His hand is ready to strike, and who can possibly stop it?)

Lying, deceitful Satan is alive, deceiving the nations and individuals who yield to their self serving desires. The whole world is deceived as they drink Satan’s poisonous lies regarding immortality and divine nature. But followers of Jesus are gifted with eternal life. Creator Jesus’ apostle Paul’s gifted revelations regarding immortality and truth.

(Romans 2:6-10; “He will reward each one according to his works. (7) eternal life to those who by perseverance in good works seek glory and honor and immortality, but wrath and anger to those who live in selfish ambition and do not obey the truth but follow unrighteousness. There will be affliction and distress on everyone who does evil, on the Jew first and also the Greek but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, for the Jew first and also the Greek.”)

Satan has the many religions serving many gods, none of which has any power.

(1Cor 15:50-56; “Now this is what I, ‘Paul’ am saying, brothers and sisters: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I will tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we, ‘Believers IN Jesus’ will all be changed – in a moment, in the blinking of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable and we will be changed. (53) For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. Now when this perishable puts on the imperishable, and this mortal puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will happen, “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”)

Satan’s Creator ‘Jesus’ said the following to the hostile Israelites, “whose nature was like Satan’s.” (John 8:44; You people are from your father the devil and you want to do what your father desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of lies.”) Likewise, when people teach “according to what seems right to their own nature;” they’re in Satan’s trap.”

Satan wants the world yielding to that created nature, “like his.” Jesus’ apostle Paul also wrote Timothy, his revelations regarding evil and eternal life.

(1Timothy 6:10-16; “The love of money is the root of all evils. Some people in reaching for it have strayed from the faith and stabbed themselves with many pains. (11) But you, as a person dedicated to God, keep away from all that. Instead pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness. Compete well for the faith and lay hold of that eternal life you were called for and made your good confession for in the presence of many witnesses. I charge you before God who gives life to all things and Christ Jesus who made His good confession before Pontius Pilate, to obey this command without fault or failure until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ (15) – whose appearing the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, will reveal at the right time. (16) He alone possesses immortality and lives in unapproachable light, whom no human has ever seen or is able to see. To him be honor and eternal power! Amen”).

Jesus’ apostles shared Satan’s characteristics and warned us of his devices. Peter shared: “Be sober and alert. Your enemy the devil, like a roaring lion, is on the prowl looking for someone to devour. “Resist him, strong in your faith, because you know that your brothers and sisters throughout the world are enduring the same kinds of suffering.” 1Peter 5:-9)

God’s enemies are ours, His commandments are ours and what’s holy to Him is holy to us.

John the Apostle, chapter 41 0f 41

July 5th, 2018

To: 11,735 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”

7/5/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 22, 5778 until sunset.

           Dear Family of God: We like welcoming you individually to our studies, but its

     time consuming. We’re thankful that you long time members are mindful that new

     subscribers likely need more encouragement and basic teaching and we’re hopeful

 many of you are now teaching God’s truth. It’s been months since we mentioned

 our text book for group study: Titled. “Jesus’ Good News” as revealed to Peter and Paul.  Available at major book outlets. 

             Jesus’ apostle John shared “we are God’s children now.” After His resurrection, Jesus appeared to His followers several times confirming their family status. Now at chapter 21: He is appearing to them in Galilee.

      (John 21:1-3; “After this Jesus revealed Himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias. Now this is how he did so. Simon Peter, Thomas (called Didymus) Nathanael (who was from Cana in Galilee) the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples of his were together. Simon Peter told them, “I am going fishing.” “We will go with you,” they replied. They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.”

      (John 21:4-8; “When it was already very early morning, Jesus stood on the beach, but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. So Jesus said to them, “Children, you don’t have any fish, do you?” They replied, “No.” He told them, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” So they threw the net, and were not able to pull it in because of the large number of fish. (7) Then the disciple whom Jesus loved ’John’ said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” So Simon Peter, when he heard that it was the Lord, tucked in his outer garment (for he had nothing on underneath it) and plunged into the sea. Meanwhile the other disciples came with the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from land, only about a hundred yards.”

     (John 21:9-14; “When they got out on the beach, they saw a charcoal fire ready with a fish placed on it and bread. Jesus said, “Bring some of the fish you have just now caught.” So Simon Peter went aboard and pulled the net to shore. It was full of large fish, one hundred fifty-three, but although there were so many, the net was not torn. “Come, have breakfast” Jesus said. But none of the disciples dared to ask Him, “Who are you?” because they knew it was the Lord. (13) Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. This was now the third time Jesus was revealed to the disciples after He was raised from the dead.”

      (John 21:15-17; “Then when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these do?” He replied, “Yes, Lord, you know I love You.” Jesus told him, “Feed My lambs.” Jesus said a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” He replied, “Yes, Lord, You know I love You.” Jesus told him, “Shepherd My sheep.” Jesus said a third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” Peter was distressed that Jesus asked him a third time, “Do you love me?” and said, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.” Jesus replied, “Feed My sheep.

      (John21:18 I tell you the solemn truth, when you were young, you tied your clothes around you and went wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands and others will tie you up and bring you where you do not want to go.” (Now Jesus said this to indicate clearly by what kind of death Peter was going to glorify God.) After He said this, Jesus told Peter, “Follow me.”

      (John 21:20-23; “Peter turned around and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them. (This was the disciple who had leaned back against Jesus’ chest at the meal and asked, “Lord, who is the one who is going to betray You?”) So when Peter saw him, he asked Jesus, “Lord, what about him?” Jesus replied, “If I want him to live until I come back, what concern is that of yours? You follow me!” (23) So the saying circulated among the brothers and sisters that this disciple was not going to die. But Jesus did not say to him that he was not going to die, but rather, “If I want him to live until I come back, what concern is that of yours?”

      (John 21:24- “This is the disciple who testifies about these things and has written these things and we know that his testimony is true. There are many other things that Jesus did. If every one of them were written down, I suppose the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.”)

            God has planned everything from His outgoing love nature. God is Love! His commands to Adam, Eve and us are for our good and prosperity. His plans for the universe, earth and our future are loving plans. God is family! There’s God the Father, God the Son and many fathered individuals, “heirs.” Angelic beings were created to serve the family. God the Father has allocated everything to God the Son “the alpha and Omega” long before creating mankind to become literal children. The Hebrews writer was given the following insight. Quoting from Psalms 2:7, 45:6-7, and 102:25-27.  he writes. 

      Hebrews1:5-8; “For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are My Son! Today I have fathered You” And in another place He says, “I will be His father and He will be My son.” But when He again brings His firstborn into the world, He says, “Let all the angels of God worship Him!” And He says of the angels, “He makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire, but of the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever and a righteous scepter is the scepter of Your kingdom,”

      God didn’t create angelic beings and human kind with instinctive natures as He did animals, but gave them a “Godly nature - part of Himself.” Humankind is “created in God’s image, after their likeness, so we may rule over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, over the cattle, over all the earth, over all the creatures that move on the earth.” (See Gen 1:26)

      Our inherited from Adam nature allows hostility toward God’s commands: it can yield to jealousy, hatred, murder etc. Pray that we each “Keep the Faith.” (Pray that we each, “overcome to the end.”