10/22/19, God’s 7th month, Tishrei 22, 5,780 until sunset.
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Today is the seventh of seven annual Sabbaths, foreshadowing judgment as revealed at Revelations 21:8.
Judaism’s not believing IN Jesus, is the reason they change God’s seventh month to their first. See Leviticus 23: God’s first annual Sabbath for His set aside people is the day after Passover, the fifteenth day of God’s first month. The world will use God’s calendar at some point after Jesus’ return and Israel will be delivered from the nations where they’re scattered. It’s the good news message ‘kingdom of God message’ Jesus first proclaimed through His prophets.
Jeremiah 46:27-28; “You descendents of Jacob, My servants, do not be afraid; do not be terrified, people of Israel. For I will rescue you and your descendents from the faraway lands where you are captives. The descendents of Jacob will return to their land and enjoy peace. They will be secure and no one will terrify them. I, the Lord, tell you not to be afraid, You descendents of Jacob, My servant, for I am with you. Though I completely destroy all the nations where I scatter you, I will not completely destroy you. I will indeed discipline you but only in due measure. I will not allow you to go entirely unpunished.”)
Jeremiah 33:19-22; The Lord spoke further to Jeremiah. “I, Lord, make the following promise: ‘I have made a covenant with the day and with the night that they will always come at their proper times. Only if you people could break that covenant could My covenant with My servant David and My covenant with the Levites ever be broken. So David will by all means always have a Descendent to occupy his throne as king and the Levites will by all means always have priests who will minister before Me. (22) I will make the children who follow one another in the line of My servant David very numerous. I will also make the Levites who minister before Me very numerous. I will make them all as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sands which are on the seashore.’” (All evil will be destroyed and all Israel will be God’s people.)
(Jer 33:23-26; “The Lord spoke still further to Jeremiah. “You have surely noticed what these ’non-Israelite’ people are saying, haven’t you? They are saying, ‘The Lord has rejected the two families of Israel and Judah that He chose.’ So they have little regard that My people will ever again be a nation. But I, the Lord, make the following promise: I have made a covenant governing the coming of day and night. I have established the fixed laws governing heaven and earth. Just as surely as I have done this, so surely will I never reject the descendents of Jacob. Nor will I ever refuse to choose one of My servant David’s Descendent to rule over the descendents of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Indeed, I will restore them and show mercy to them.”) HOW AWESOME HIS PLANNING.
God’s character is revealed to people of His choosing. God the Father reveals through His apostle Paul that Jesus is “The Deliverer to come out of Zion, the One that will remove sin from Jacob as ratified by His covenants promises through Abraham.
(Romans 11:26-27; “And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion; He will remove ungodliness from Jacob. And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”)
God’s characteristics are revealed throughout His Holy Word and to Paul, who shared previously made promises to the fathers for our edification in these last days. In view of these revelations we need to understand that as Creator, it’s God’s prerogative to choose a people for Himself. May we who are given to understand be edified.
(Rom 11:1-4; “So I “Paul” ask, God has not rejected His people has He? Absolutely not! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew! Do you not know what the scripture says about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? (3) “Lord, they have killed Your prophets, they have demolished Your altars; I alone am left and they are seeking my life!” But what was the divine response to him? “I have kept for Myself seven thousand people who have not bent the knee to Baal.”) In addition to his personal revelations, Paul is referring to 1Kings 19:18, Deut 29:4. Isaiah 29:10 and Psalms 69:23.
It’s beyond the thinking of people who love this world’s system of things to believe God to be so awesome as to predestinate, “to foreknow whom He would call in this age.”
(Rom 11:5-8;” So in the same way at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if it Is by grace, it is no longer by works, otherwise grace would no longer be grace. (7) What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was diligently seeking, but the Elect obtained it. The rest were hardened, as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, to this very day.”)
It’s all for our example. Study 1Cor 10: and let’s review (1Peter 2:7-10; “So you who believe see His “Jesus’” value, but for those who do not believe, the stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone, and a stumbling-stone and a rock to trip over. They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. But you “followers of Jesus” are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of His own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. You once were not a people, but now you are God’s people. You were shown no mercy, but now you have received mercy.”)
God calls, opens minds and gives understanding so followers of Jesus may be His peculiar people, “a people separated from the world.” As we will see in the remainder of Romans 11, the Israelites were a stubborn people desiring to do what seemed right to themselves, rather than do what God desired. They as do all unbelievers today, “loved this world’s system of things.
(People were and are hardened, as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, to this very day.) Why? For a future time of saving!
(Rom 11:9-10; “And David says, “of the Israelites” “Let their table become a snare and trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them; let their eyes be darkened so that they may not see, and make their backs bend continually.” (See Psalms 69:22-23)
(Rom 11:11-12; “I ask then, they did not stumble into an irrevocable fall, did they? Absolutely not! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make Israel jealous. Now if their “Israelites” transgression means riches for the world and their defeat means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full restoration bring?”
Israel’s full restoration is yet to be! All followers of Jesus are spiritual Israelites and our full restoration is yet to be. Let’s continue prayerfully.
(Rom 11:13-16; “Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Seeing that I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, if somehow I could provoke my people to jealousy and save some of them. For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? (16) If the first portion of the dough offered is holy, then the whole batch is holy, and if the root is holy, so too are the branches.”)
God made Jacob’s heirs a holy people and as such their root and branches are holy! What will their acceptance be? A resurrection, “life from the dead.” Such teaching don’t fit with this world’s heaven - hell doctrine does it? Remember Paul is writing to converted to Jesus’ Way gentiles.
(Rom 11:17-20; “Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, “gentiles” a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among them and participated in the richness of the olive root, do not boast over the branches. But if you boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you. (19) Then you will say, “The branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” Granted! They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but fear!)
Each called person is called by grace, no room for arrogance. Each called person was known before the foundation of the world. It’s God’s prerogative now and will be throughout Jesus’ millennial reign.
(Rom 11:21-24; “For if God did not spare the natural branches, perhaps He will not spare you. Notice therefore the kindness and harshness of God – harshness toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness toward you, provided you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off. (23) And even they “the Israelites” – if they do not continue in their unbelief – will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. For if you “gentiles” were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree?)
Gentile mentality has always been more prone to worship imaginary gods etc. A wildness like that attributed to Ishmael, but Jacob was called and chosen to be a cultivated by God person. This should show us a portion of God’s characteristics. Then and now, God does the choosing, calling, delivering and saving through His redemption plan as foreshadowed through His annual and weekly Sabbaths.
(Rom 11:25-27; “For I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: A partial hardening has happened to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. (26) And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion; He will remove ungodliness from Jacob. And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”)
All because of God’s promises to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, other prophets and Jesus’ apostles. Remember what we’re built on?
(Rom 11:28-29; “In regard to the gospel they “the Israelites” are enemies for your sake, but in regard to Election they are dearly loved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.”)
(Rom 11:30-32; “Just as you were formerly disobedient to God, but have now received mercy due to their disobedience, so they too have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. For God has consigned all people to disobedience so that He may show mercy to them all.”)
Remember Jesus died for the sins of the world. He’s Creator, Re-creator, Sustainer, Deliverer, Mediator and coming King of Kings. His kingdom and family is everlasting.
(Rom 11:33-36; “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how fathomless His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor? Or who has first given to God, that God needs to repay him? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever! Amen.”)
If these things aren’t firmly believed, re-study Paul’s words at Colossians 1:15-20, John’s words at John 1:1-5 and Hebrews 1:. We can’t worship Him in spirit and truth without knowing His awesome characteristics and planning.
Jesus came in human form to fulfill the foreshadowing of Passover.
Even Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel were aware of the Lord’s commanding a blood sacrifice for the remission of sin. Blood sacrifices as commanded the Israelites through Moses looked forward to Jesus’ blood sacrifice and knowing that Jesus was “that Rock delivering Israel from Egypt through Moses.”
“Egyptian bondage represented sin” as does this world’s system of things today. Jesus living a fleshly life and died “shedding His life blood” for the sins of the world. Then He set a new precedence. Believing IN Jesus’ shed blood for the remission of sins is what the Passover celebration foreshadows. Believing IN, makes people “atOne with God the Father and God the Son.”
Paul taught the significance of remembering, practicing and examining one’s self when partaking of Jesus’ ordained Passover custom. So Believers IN, would be clothed and immersed in Jesus, thus “not be condemned with unbelievers.”
(1Cor 11:27-34; “For this reason, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. A person should examine himself first, and in this way let him eat the bread and drink of the cup. For the one who eats and drinks without careful regard for the body eats and drinks judgment against himself. That is why many of you are weak and sick, and quite a few are dead. (31) But if we examined ourselves, we would not be judged. But when we are judged by the Lord, we are delivered so that we may not be condemned with the world. So then, my brothers and sisters, when you come together to eat, “celebrate Passover” wait for one another. If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, so that when you assemble it does not lead to judgment. I will give directions about other matters when I come.”)
Paul taught the gentile populations to consider themselves “grafted into the promises God made to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses. By grace, not of themselves ‘no methodology’ and once gifted to believe IN, continue clothing and immersing themselves in Jesus.