To: 11,550 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”
6/22/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 9, 5778 until sunset.
Two thousand plus years ago, Israelites particularly were expecting the Messiah. They knew from prophecy that He would come out of David’s ascendance. Lord God ‘Jesus’ inspired Isaiah’s prophecy about His second coming and naming David‘s father Jesse.
(Isa 11:1-5; “A shoot will grow out of Jesse’s root stock, a bud will sprout from his roots. The Lord’s spirit will rest on Him – a spirit of extraordinary wisdom, a spirit that provides the ability to execute plans, a spirit that produces absolute loyalty to the Lord. He will take delight in obeying the Lord. He will not judge by mere appearances, or make decisions on the basis of hearsay. He will treat the poor fairly, and make right decisions for the downtrodden of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and order the wicked to be executed. Justice will be like a belt around His waist, integrity will be like a belt around His hips.”) (From Net Bible translators we have the following regarding Isaiah‘s prophecy.)
This text mentions David’s father Jesse, instead of the great king himself. Done for rhetorical reasons suggesting a new David, not a disappointing Davidic descendant. Other prophets call the coming ideal Davidic king “David” or picture him as the second coming of David, as it were. (See Jeremiah 30:9; Ezekiel 34:23-24; 37:24-25; Hosea 3:5; and Micah 5:2.)
Jesus was born through human lineage of king David. The Lord God ’Jesus’ raised up David and gave him Israel to govern. Foreshadowing His millennia kingdom. The same Lord God re-created this earth, created Adam and Eve in “His and God the Father’s image and likeness.” They planned Jesus’ first and second coming, a thousand year reign of righteous judgment before New Jerusalem’s coming down with God the Father. May we all be led to worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; whose name the Lord God changed to Israel.
(John 14:15-17; “If you love Me, you will obey My commandments. Then I will ask the Father, and He will give you another “Advocate - Comforter” to be with you forever – the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it does not see the spirit of truth or know the spirit of truth. But you, “gifted to believe IN people” know “the spirit of truth” because it resides with you and will be in you.”) The advocate - comforter is “the spirit of truth.” The advocate - comforter is not a he nor an individual, but spirit. People who aren’t called to be Believers IN, “the world” cannot accept the spirit of truth because they don’t see or know Jesus.
We only know God the Father and God the Son through the imputation of His spirit residing within.” The advocate - comforter. Is “the gifted spirit of truth. Recipients of the spirit of truth are, “God fathered, - begotten by God.” Making each follower of Jesus a literal child of God. “A Believers IN.” Worldly religious yield to the Cain mentality, “thinking it is okay to pick and choose how to serve Him. Which commandments to obey etc. Such thinking demonstrates unbelief. It’s the mindset toward God: “Eve, Adam, Cain, Nimrod and Baal displayed.”
(John 14:18-21; “I will not abandon you as orphans, I will come to you. In a little while the world will not see Me any longer, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live too. (20) You will know at that time that I am in My Father and you are in Me and I am in you. The person who has My commandments and obeys them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will reveal Myself to him.”) Don’t miss the word “REVEAL”
When God opens our understanding; “truths jump out at us throughout the holy scriptures.” To Believers IN Jesus said, “Because I live you will live too.” It’s God gifted immortality! “defined!” Immortality is only through Jesus.
Jesus’ resurrecting Lazarus was not to immortality. Nor was the bodily resurrections of many Saints after Jesus’ resurrection. (See Matt 27:51-53)
Second resurrections are prophesied, which aren’t to immortality. (See Ezekiel 37:) Remember Jesus’ Words through Paul, “all Israel will be saved.” (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. 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.”) Quote from Isa 27:9) (Isa 27:9; “So in this way Jacob’s sin will be forgiven, and this is how they will show they are finished sinning: They will make all the stones of the altars like crushed limestone, and the Asherah poles and the incense altars will no longer stand.”)
(Jer 31:20- “Indeed, the people of Israel are my dear children. They are the children I take delight in. For even though I must often rebuke them, I still remember them with fondness. So I am deeply moved with pity for them and will surely have compassion on them. I, the Lord, affirm it! I will say, ‘My dear children of Israel, keep in mind the road you took when you were carried off. Mark off in your minds the landmarks. Make a mental note of telltale signs marking the way back. Return, my dear children of Israel.
Return to these cities of yours. How long will you vacillate, you who were once like an unfaithful daughter? For I, the Lord, promise to bring about something new on the earth, something as unique as a woman protecting a man!’”)
(Jer 31:35-37; “The Lord has made a promise to Israel. He promises it as the One who fixed the sun to give light by day and the moon and stars to give light by night. He promises it as the One who stirs up the sea so that its waves roll. He promises it as the One who is known as the Lord who rules over all. The Lord affirms, “The descendants of Israel will not cease forever to be a nation in My sight. That could only happen if the fixed ordering of the heavenly lights were to cease to operate before Me.” The Lord says, “I will not reject all the descendants of Israel because of all that they have done. That could only happen if the heavens above could be measured or the foundations of the earth below could all be explored,”
says the Lord.”)
The ultimate fate of all who don‘t become believers IN Jesus “is eternal death.” “A second death.” Afterward, “death is to be eliminated.” Paul said it. (Study 1Corinthians 15:26) Loving Jesus is to obey Him - to say we love and not obey, “makes us liars.”
(John 14:22-23; “Lord,” Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “what has happened that you are going to reveal yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus replied, “If anyone loves Me, he will obey My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and take up residence with him.”)
“WE WILL COME! and take up residence!” How? By the imputation of His Spirit in us. His fathering, His begetting us! How does this happen? Jesus explained; (“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.” John 3:7-8)
(John 14:24-26; :The person who does not love Me does not obey My Words. And the word you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me. “I have spoken these things while staying with you. But the Advocate - “Comforter” the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you everything, and will cause you to remember everything I said to you.”) Again Jesus identifies “advocate as the Holy Spirit.) It’s the Believer’s Teacher.” It’s why we should call no person “Teacher or Father” in referring to giving understanding particularly. Now back to the subject of judging.
If we know to obey Jesus, communicate His Way to others; we cannot in and of ourselves judge the degree of spiritual penetration, or whether God is calling. It’s imperative that we love individuals, “but not each individual’s way of living.” (Love unbeliever: “love less by comparison their way.” Refusing to condone lawlessness “sin” practices. Christian duty is to separates from societies at large. Practicing Jesus’ righteousness puts people on the outside of, “political correctness and this world’s system of things.”
Christians are gifted with a desire to be obedient, search the scriptures, prove all things, compare spiritual text, meditate on and practice Jesus’ Ways. We shouldn’t makes ourselves judges. (Jesus’ command is that we love fellow Christians as He loves us! We should practice mercy, kindness, patience and love toward one another: EVEN others who, by their practices, don’t seem to know Jesus’ Way? As with a child’s maturing; followers of Jesus grow spiritually as God shapes, trains and disciplines. But shun people who blatantly disobey Jesus’ Ways. Fleshly minded will debate Jesus’ Ways, “to their shame.”