7/22/19, God’s 4th month, 10th day of Tamuz, 5,779 until sunset.
To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son. “Heirs with Abraham.
“ God is One” meaning “the Father and Son or as One.” Ultimate “at-one-ment” is what God’s heavenly and earthly kingdom is about. As God is One, so must be His church. Christian families and individual members. No room for various denominations in God’s kingdom. God called out individuals must surrender personal agendas and seek to view all things from His perspective. It’s what repentance is all about. (God miraculously and spiritually leads individuals to turn from what seemed right to the inherited from Adam nature, to the inspired gifted “obedient spirit of truth nature” is what’s meant by, “born again” - “born from above.”) God gifted new births makes individuals atOne with God the Father and God the Son. Personal opinions and agendas are replaced by God’s View regarding all things. (A miraculous nature change imperative.)
(John 3:1-4; Now a certain man, a Pharisee named Nicodemus, who was a member of the Jewish ruling council, came to Jesus at night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs that You do unless God is with Him.” (3) Jesus replied, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter his mother’s womb and be born a second time, can he?”
(3:5-8; Jesus answered, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born of water and spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. (7) Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’ The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”)
Our all knowing, pre-planning God the Father calls, opens minds, reveals Jesus, gives repentance, sanctifies and justifies “all in the name of Jesus Christ.” Peter’s salutation reveals it. (1Peter 1:1-2; From Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those temporarily residing abroad (in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, the province of Asia, and Bithynia) who are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father by being set apart by the Spirit for obedience and for sprinkling with Jesus Christ’s blood. May grace and peace be yours in full measure!) Each believing IN follower of Jesus, is chosen and foreknown by God the Father, set apart for obedience. Genuine Believers IN have an inheritance, are protected and grow through trials. Revealed in these latter days!
(1Pet 1:3-9; Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By His great mercy He gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, that is, into an inheritance imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. It is reserved in heaven for you, who by God’s power are protected through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (6) This brings you great joy, although you may have to suffer for a short time in various trials. Such trials show the proven character of your faith, which is much more valuable than gold – gold that is tested by fire, even though it is passing away – and will bring praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. (8) You have not seen Him, but you love Him. You do not see Him now but you believe IN Him, and so you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, because you are attaining the goal of your faith – the salvation of your souls.” (Meditate on what the new birth accomplishes in individual minds.)
(1Pet 1:10-12; Concerning this salvation, the prophets who predicted the grace that would come to you searched and investigated carefully. They probed into what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when He testified beforehand about the sufferings appointed for Christ and His subsequent glory. (12) They were shown that they were serving not themselves but you, in regard to the things now announced to you through those who proclaimed the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven – things angels long to catch a glimpse of.”) (Consider Jesus’ parable about the last becoming first.) NOW JESUS CAPS OFF PREKNOWN SALVATION through His apostle John.
(1John 5:18-21; “We know that everyone fathered by God does not sin, but God protects the one He has fathered, and the evil one cannot touch him. We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. (20) And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us insight to know Him who is true, and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This one is the true God and eternal life. Little children, guard yourselves from idols.”)
How awesome to know, “we’re God’s literal Children.” Jesus REVEALED the same principles to John, Moses and Paul. (Lets repeat and review.)
(Rev 21:5-8; “And the one seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new!” Then He said to me, “Write it down, because these words are reliable and true.” He also said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the water of LIFE. The one who conquers “overcomes” will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My Son. (8) But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the SECOND DEATH.”) The many denominational minded condone things that are detestable to our coming King. Paul explains how the spirit of truth in him set him free.
(1Cor 6:12; “All things are lawful for me, but not everything is beneficial. ‘All things are lawful for me, but I will not be controlled by anything.”) Recognizing his maturity in Christ, Paul‘s mindset, - his being, - his actions” were dictated by his love of God’s Way.
(Paul was mindful that folks are controlled by their internal belief system.) Yielding to worldly traditions control the many denominations and believing in denomination controls the many. Many like the Atheist are controlled by irrational human instinct. We don’t profess to understand all these things, but “if God’s gifted holy spirit of truth isn’t gifted - revealed we’re lost.” God’s holy spirit of truth makes genuine followers of Jesus understand they’re bond servants to Jesus and “the only true freedom that exist.”
(1Cor 6:13-14; “Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both.” The body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. Now God indeed raised the Lord and He will raise us by His power.”)
God’s new covenant is with His predestined called to Believe IN people, “a people born from above.” God’s fathering makes individuals atOne and His literal Children. Heir with Abraham. (See Galatians 3:29)
(1Cor 6:15-17; “Do you not know that your bodies are MEMBERS of Christ? Should I take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Or do you NOT know that anyone who is united with a prostitute is one body with her? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” (17) But the one united with the Lord is ONE spirit with Him.”) (Consider the parallels of physical adultery and spiritual adultery.)
God’s imputed spirit makes Believers IN, “AT ONE with Himself!” It’s the spiritual connection to God’s physical and spiritual law of oneness. (A Believer IN who turns from his first love of God’s Way, to follow another commits spiritual adultery.) God’s church is an accumulation of Believers IN, “the bride of Christ.” We’re likened as one flesh, One spirit, one mind with Christ Jesus! May we strive to be loyal and holy because He is.
(1Cor 6:18-20; Flee sexual immorality! “Every sin a person commits is outside of the body – but the immoral person sins against his own body.” Or do you NOT know that your body is the TEMPLE of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are NOT your own? For you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.”)
THAT PRICE? Jesus’ shed blood and suffering. It’s why He had Moses write that the Israelites must be separate and “not put markings on their flesh as the gentiles.” It’s why Jesus inspired Moses to write about clean and unclean foods for His people. (We need to understand, God does the sanctifying, “He sets apart His people to be peculiar” different from the world; even separate as He had Abraham be.
According to God’s holy scriptures, everyone that comes to the Son of God, “believing IN Him as He manifested Himself to be, will be saved.” Believing IN Him is to yield obediently to His Word. Including words revealed to His apostles, who put them to practice. Know His Word will be our judge.
(Luke 6:46-48; “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do what I tell you?” “Everyone who comes to Me and listens to My words and puts them into practice – I will show you what he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep, and laid the foundation on bedrock.”)
God knows each person’s deeds, “it’s He that gives the desire, effort and sincerity of mind to be obedient.” He knows our attitudes, the degree of love we have for one another and this world’s system of things. He gives spiritual understanding to His chosen and allows the many to remain spiritually blind until a time of His Choosing. When, where and how is God’s prerogative. Many will be led to turn, “repent” during Jesus’ millennial reign.
Populations at large don’t realize God’s purpose in allowing Satan to be the god of this age. Satan’s objective is to deceive and manifest himself as an angel of light. Thus the many denominations. Speaking of Satan and deceived teachers, Jesus inspired Paul’s writing.
(2Corinthians 11:13-15; “For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions.”)
When we consider the many self righteous denominational minded teachers, who’re quick to offer prayer to their imagined gods; “we should grasp the degree of Satan’s successes.” Next study we intend to explore our Lord’s brother, Jude’s inspiration in sharing his revelations regarding the unfolding apostasy he saw taking place..