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John the Apostle, chapter 34

June 22nd, 2018

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.”

John The Apostle, chapter 33

June 21st, 2018

To: 11,534 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”

6/21/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 8, 5778 until sunset.

      Political and religious pundents trust their intellect and think “opposite God’s Word.” (Jesus’ apostle Paul shares Godly wisdom: “God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise. 1Cor 1:30-31; He is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”) Had God our Father not called and fathered us we’d have no sanctification and redemption in Jesus. He predestined, set us aside so we could boast in the Lord. (The proverbs writer shares the same wisdom.

      Prov 3::1-7; My child, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for they will provide a long and full life, and they will add well-being to you. Do not let truth and mercy leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will find favor and good understanding, in the sight of God and people. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all your ways, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own estimation; fear the Lord and turn away from evil.”) All who believe IN these two scriptural text look to God for what’s right, wrong, good and evil.

      In our last study we shared Peter’s revelation about creation, re-creation and God’s planned end result of things. It isn’t for us to know the age of planet earth. We know Satan, angelic beings and the universe was God’s creation long before the re-creation by Jesus: “Moses shares in the book of Genesis.” (At a point before re-creation Satan rebelled, there was war and Satan was removed.) When seventy two of Jesus’ disciples returned from a witnessing mission and shared how “even demons submitted in Your name; Jesus responded, “I saw Satan fall like lightening from heaven.” (See Luke 10:17)

     Jesus revealed and Isaiah wrote; “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. 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! (Isa 14:12-14)

      It was revealed to Paul that Satan is the prince of the power of the air. (See Eph 2:2) Paul also wrote: (2Cor 4:3-6; “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing, among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe so they would not see the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God. (5) For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the one who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.”)

      Righteous Creator God: please give us spiritual discerning minds to judge ourselves in Your Light. Make us mindful that Jesus is the Light, the Way and Life. We ask in the holy name of Jesus. AMEN

      People gifted to believe IN Jesus, don’t makes themselves judges. (Jesus’ command is that we love fellow Christians as He loved us!) We practice mercy, kindness, patience and love toward one another: Even others whose practices indicate they don’t seem to know Jesus’ Way. (As with a child’s maturing; “followers of Jesus grow spiritually as God shapes, trains and disciplines.”) We have a duty to shun people who claim to be Christian but blatantly disobey Jesus’ Ways. Fleshly minded people will debate Jesus’ Ways, “to their own shame.” Jesus’ apostle Paul taught on this subject.

      (1Corinthians 6:1-5; “When any of you has a legal dispute with another, does he dare go to court before the unrighteous rather than before the Saints? Or do you not know that the Saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you not competent to settle trivial suits? Do you not know that we will judge angels? Why not ordinary matters! So if you have ordinary lawsuits, do you appoint as judges those who have no standing in the church? I say this to your shame! Is there no one among you wise enough to settle disputes between fellow Christians?”)

      We aren’t judges regarding whether or not God is in the process of leading one to repentance. BUT, we should never condone “unrighteous living that’s an abominable to God.” (The fleshly minded would argue that, saying, “not condoning certain ways of living is setting one’s self up as a judge.”) It’s how Satan wants unbelievers to think and live. Believing IN God is demonstrated by practicing His righteousness, “which is spelled out in His inspired Word.” Paul complimented and instructed a young preacher named Timothy in this regard.

      (2Tim 1:5-11; “I recall your sincere faith that was alive first in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and I am sure is in you. (6) Because of this I remind you to rekindle God’s gift that you possess through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me, a prisoner for His sake, but by God’s power accept your share of suffering for the gospel. God is the One who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works but on His own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but now made visible through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. He “Jesus” has broken the power of death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel! For this gospel I was appointed a preacher, apostle and teacher.”)

      The miracles Jesus did and those through His apostles, “demonstrated their credentials.” Jesus did even greater miracles through His Apostles after His ascension. All Jesus’ miracles were through His chosen, “gifted to understand His message.” We shouldn’t need signs, it’s enough that we are gifted to believe IN Jesus. When we ask in Jesus’ name; “we should be asking from an ambassador of Jesus’ point of view.” In other word, “we should be asking from within the gifted nature of Jesus.” Believer IN, always ask in the spirit of Jesus’ love; “never desiring things that aren’t within His will.” (Be mindful that we belong to Jesus as a bride and that He does allow things to happen for our good and learning.) Sometimes our answer to prayer request is, “NOT NOW.” “Hope” & “knowing faith” are gifts! (Knowing faith is when God’s will is revealed before we ask.) Allow Jesus’ apostle Paul’s input.

      (1Corinthians 12:1-3; “With regard to spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were often led astray by speechless idols, however you were led. So I want you to understand that no one speaking by the spirit of God says; “Jesus is cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the holy spirit.”)

       Most Believers IN, were living pagans life styles, “prior to conversion, prior to God’s revealing Himself.” (Before conversion, we were led by this world’s system of things; “this world’s evolving and condoning practices.”) Our gods were imaginary, learned from other’s words and examples. Influenced by this world’s god, “Satan.” Through Paul, Jesus says; “NO ONE can believe IN and say “Jesus is Lord,” until God reveals Himself by His spirit!”

      (1Cor 12:4-7; “Now there are different gifts, but the same spirit. And there are different ministries, but the same Lord. And there are different results, but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.(7) To each person the manifestation of the spirit is given for the benefit of all.”) Whatever our gift; it isn’t for our private use; only!

      (1 Cor 12:8-11; “For one person is given through the spirit the message of wisdom, and another the message of knowledge according to the same spirit, to another faith by the same spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one spirit, to another performance of miracles, to another prophecy and to another discernment of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. (11) It is one and the same spirit, distributing as God decides to each person, who produces all these things.”)

      Spiritual gifts aren’t something a person can learn or conjure up!

Unbelievers handle their fleshly learned talents and gifts from their inherited nature’s point of view. That is; NOT realizing their intellectual, talents are God gifted to benefit all. Believers IN, are gifted to compare spiritual to spiritual, discern and practice God’s revealed truths.

John The Apostle, chapter 32

June 20th, 2018

To: 11,516 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”

6/20/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 7, 5778 until sunset.

      Had God not purposely put in Adam and Eve a part of Himself and a desire to be independent of Himself, “all of us would operate instinctively as do wild animals, birds and sea critters.” We would have nothing to overcome, no desire for knowledge and certainly no spiritual component

      Long before Adam, God the Father allocated all things to God the Son “Jesus” who created, destroyed: then re-created earth from its empty without shape and dark condition, separated light from darkness, called the light “day” and the darkness “night” there was evening and morning making the first day. (Gen 1:3-5.) (See John 1:1-5. Col 1:15-29 and Heb 1:.)

      The many so called educated among us can’t make themselves believe in creation, but Jesus’ apostle Peter did and warned us about them.

     (2Peter 3;3-7; “Above all, understand this: In the last days blatant scoffers will come, being propelled by their own evil urges and saying, “Where is His promised return? For ever since our ancestors died, all things have continued as they were from the beginning of creation.” (5) For they deliberately suppress this fact, that by the word of God heavens existed long ago and an earth was formed out of water and by means of water. Through these things the world existing at that time was destroyed when it destruction of the ungodly. was deluged with water. But by the same word the present heavens and earth have been reserved for fire, by being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.”) Study the conclusion of 2Peter.

      The Lord God “Jesus” re-created what had become chaotic.

      (Gen 1:9-10; God said, “Let the water under the sky, ’clouds’ 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.”

      (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.

      (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, (18) 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.

      (Gen 1:20-23; 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.

      (Gen 1:24-25; God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: cattle, creeping things, and wild animals, each according to its kind.” It was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the cattle according to their kinds, and all the creatures that creep along the ground according to their kinds. God saw that it was good.

      (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.” (27) God created humankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them, male and female He created them.” (28) 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.” (29) 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.”)

      Though we know plants, animals, birds and sea critters rot and return the earth: “only humankind is specifically noted as being created from soil.

      (Gen 2:7; “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.”) Only to humankind, did God put in, “give” the breath of life, “a part of Himself.”

      Before rain, before shrubs and plants had sprouted God created an orchard. (Gen 2:1-6) Rivers divided named land mass.

      (Gen 2:16; 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.”)

      Had God not purposely put in Adam and Eve a part of Himself and a desire to be independent of Himself, “all of us would live instinctively as do animals, birds and sea critters.” We’d have nothing to overcome, no desire for knowledge and certainly no spiritual component. We wouldn’t be subject to God’s Law, mercy and grace: we wouldn’t have inherited Adam’s sin nature. BUT God lovingly made us to potential be as He is. Jesus’ apostles nor can we understand this awesomeness until it’s gifted.  

      (John 13:24-27; ““So Simon Peter gestured to this disciple “John” to ask Jesus who it was He was referring to. Then the disciple whom Jesus loved leaned back against Jesus’ chest and asked Him, “Lord, who is it?” Jesus replied, “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread after I have dipped it in the dish.” Then He dipped the piece of bread in the dish and gave it to Judas Iscariot, “Simon’s son” and after Judas took the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.”

      Judas, was never gifted to believe IN Jesus. Judas may have believed THAT: was never a loyal follower. Likewise professing denominational minded Christians are only “believers that.” (Perhaps believing Jesus died for the sins of the world, but not necessarily believing IN so as to lovingly obey Him as Lord.) “Such are “believers that” not, “believe IN.”

      (Our fleshly inherited nature allows unbelievers to decide for themselves what’s right, wrong, good and evil.) When God chooses to make us a Believer IN, He converts our nature to one more like His own. Converted individual agrees totally with God regarding, right, wrong, good and evil. The fleshly self serving spirit in Judas allowed him to think, “monetary profit above all else.” When Judas made his exit the others disciples were still questioning why Jesus answered John; “it is the one I am going to give this piece of bread to.” Apparently only John knew. (They all heard Jesus say to Judas; “do what you have to do quickly.”)

      John 13:28-30; (Now none of those present at the table understood why Jesus said this to Judas. Some thought that, because Judas had the money box, Jesus was telling him to buy whatever they needed for the feast, or to give something to the poor.) Judas took the piece of bread and went out immediately. (Now it was night.) Likely it aggravated Judas that Jesus knew his mind. Let’s all consider that! When Jesus chooses to; He knows our minds.

      (John 13:31-33; “When Judas had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in Him. If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and He will glorify Him right away.” Children, I am still with you for a little while. You will look for Me and just as I said to the Jewish religious leaders, ‘Where I am going you cannot come,’ now I tell you the same.”) Our glory is for a short time and practically meaningless. Jesus was permanently glorified by His Father at His creation. (Again; review John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:15-20 and Hebrews 1:) ) All things made and all things created, have been through God the Son “Jesus.” He was likely the Spokesperson when Adam was created, the one saying, “let US make man in Our image.”

      Jesus chose to be born human, He chose to experience, learn, teach and be the Shepherd to Believers IN. God the Father and God the Son chose that Creator Jesus would give His life for the remission of our sins. NOW Jesus is glorified again, it’s done and He will keep every promise.

John The Apostle; chapter 31

June 19th, 2018

To: 11,510 Persons being made temples of His spirit: Churches of God.

6/19/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 6, 5778 until sunset.

      Jesus and each apostle emphatically taught “obeying and keeping God’s commandments in a “respectful belief IN - love of Him mindset” is eternal life.” (Matt 19:17; Jesus said to him, “Why do you ask Me about what is good? There is only one who is good. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”) (Luke 10:25-28; “Now an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus, saying, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you understand it?” The expert answered, Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”) Love is key; “all our doing must be from a love of God foundation because doing to earn salvation is works.”

       (John 13:1-5; “Just before the Passover Feast, Jesus knew that His time had come to depart from this world to the Father. Having loved His own who were in the world, He now loved them to the very end.(2) The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, “Simon’s son” that he should betray Jesus. Because Jesus knew that the Father had handed all things over to Him, and that He had come from God and was going back to God, He got up from the meal, removed His outer clothes, took a towel and tied it around Himself. He poured water into the washbasin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to dry them with the towel He had wrapped around Himself.”)

       Jesus knows His own, we cannot deceive Him. He inspires the thinking of His own, leads them to His potter’s wheel, trains and shapes, so we may be at one with Him.

      (John 13:6-8; “Then Jesus came to Simon Peter. Peter said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus replied, “You do not understand what I am doing now, but you will understand after these things.” (8) Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet!” Jesus replied, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with Me.”) We must rely on Jesus!

       If Jesus doesn’t clean us to His Way, we have no share with Him. Washing feet is symbolic of being all clean, symbolic of humility and worshiping truthfully. Jesus is the Potter we are the clay. Jesus knew Peter, He knew Judas and He knows You and I. Jesus demonstrated His own humility, while teaching, “we must be spiritually washed and clothed in Him.” Jesus’ response to Peter, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with Me.” (God the Father calls, gives us to Jesus for perfecting.)

        John 13:9-10) Peter then said to Jesus, “Lord, wash not only my feet, but also my hands and my head!” Jesus replied, “The one who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean. And you disciples are clean, but not every one of you.”)

      If Jesus doesn’t wash us? If we aren’t called, cleansed, clothed and immersed in Jesus, we have no share in His kingdom. (God fathers!) Peter desired total cleansing, but at this point in his life, he was fleshly minded. (Peter believed THAT, Jesus was the Son of God, but he still lacked the spiritual gift of believing IN Jesus.) Until Jesus breathed on and gifted His apostles with understanding they were still in the flesh. Many more were gifted with the holy spirit’s revelations on Pentecost, but Jesus’ apostles’ were made Believer IN before. That gifted spiritual outlook made them, “at one with Jesus.”

      May we each be mindful of our life practices. Either we’re practicing lawlessness or practicing Jesus’ righteousness. Worldly religions are hostile to belief IN; “whether, Atheism, Agnosticism, Christianity: “disobedience is the practice of lawlessness.” God’s Way is; “practicing Jesus’ righteousness.” Pray this difference is revealed to our minds through His spirit.

       Until God the Father calls and reveals Jesus, “we’re hostile to truth.” Until spiritually put on God’s spiritual potter’s wheel we‘re hostile. When we’re called to follow Jesus, our desire is to overcome to the end. Realizing spiritual overcoming can’t be done by works; not in and of ourselves, but with total reliance on Jesus. Spiritual creation begins at the time of our conversion. WE need a, “surrendering to God spirit” the realization that God knows His own. That our Creator is all knowing.

      God knows all who aren’t being called in this age also. The holy scriptures teach, “even unbeliever’s deeds are being recorded for future judgment.” NO unbeliever will be in the first and spiritual resurrection, but will be resurrected, “each in their own order.” (study 1 Corinthians 15:) In the millennia, deeds will be remembered, many will believe IN, be led to repent for having practiced lawlessness and desire Jesus’ righteousness. (see Romans 2:6-13)

      Jesus is the Alpha and Omega and the Way. He inspired His apostle Paul to explain.

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

       (Acts 2:46-47; After Jesus’ ascension and Pentecost, the recipients of God’s spirit were praising God and having the good will of all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number every day those who were being saved.)

       God is the personification of love, He know whom He will reveal Himself to and who has the inclination to betray. Jesus’ apostle Paul shares God’s principle of choosing and taking away sins.

      (Romans 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.”) Promises certain!

      (John 13:11-15; “For Jesus knew the one who was going to betray Him. For this reason He said, “Not every one of you is clean.” So when Jesus had washed their feet and put His outer clothing back on, He took His place at the table again and said to them, “Do you understand what I have done for you? (13) You call Me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and do so correctly, for that is what I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you too ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example – you should do just as I have done for you.”)

       Should we practice this? Absolutely, but only in the act of love; not as a doing of works. We know the arguments, Believers IN are gifted with a spiritual desire to obey. Remember our earlier comments about pretense of worship? Going through motions thinking to appease God, can be Pharisaical in purpose. (Such was Cain’s mistake, thinking to please God with a substitute sacrifice.) Cain’s assumption was an act of disobedience, a self-serving act that led to jealously and murder.) Assumptions among professing Christians is a foundation for disobedience. Such is the reason worldly professing Christians have as much divorce and other moral issues as do the rest of society.

       Satan uses people to deceive and accomplish his desires. He causes people to believe lies, palming himself off as an angel of light. Jesus’ apostle Paul was spirit led to prophesy about these end time deception.

      (2Thess 2:9-12; “The arrival of the lawless one will be by Satan’s working with all kinds of miracles and signs and false wonders, and with every kind of evil deception directed against those who are perishing, because they found no place in their hearts for the truth so as to be saved. Consequently God sends on them “unbelievers” a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false. And so all of them who have not believed the truth but have delighted in evil will be condemned.”)

      This is the reason it’s so important to know Jesus’ message and His characteristics! If we don’t know Jesus’ doctrine we will fall for demonic counterfeits.

      (2Thess 2:1-8; “Now regarding the arrival of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to be with Him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to be easily shaken from your composure or disturbed by any kind of spirit or message or letter allegedly from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord is already here. Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will NOT arrive until the rebellion comes and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction. He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, and as a result he takes his seat in God’s temple, displaying himself as God. (5) Surely you recall that I used to tell you these things while I was still with you. And so you know what holds him back, so that he will be revealed in his own time. For the hidden power of lawlessness is already at work. However, the one who holds him back will do so until he is taken out of the way, and then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will destroy by the breath of His mouth and wipe out by the manifestation of His arrival.”)

       Believers IN, practicing Jesus’ righteousness, should expect the possibility that, “opinions toward us will be as it was toward Jesus.”

      (John 13:16-17; “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.”) To walk in Jesus’ light is to practice His righteousness: opposite of worldly religious righteousness.

      (John 13:18-20; “What I am saying does not refer to all of you. I know the ones I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the scripture, ‘The one who eats my bread has turned against me.’ I am telling you this now, before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe that I am He. (20) I tell you the solemn truth, whoever accepts the one I send accepts Me, and whoever accepts Me accepts the One who sent Me.”)

       When we don’t know the message, we don’t recognize those He sends. If we know His message; “those teaching His message will be recognized.”

Jesus’ washing His disciples feet, demonstrate the Shepherd’s love for His sheep. Demonstrates; “the Master serves.”

      John 13:21-23; When Jesus had said these things, He was greatly distressed in spirit, and testified, “I tell you the solemn truth, one of you will betray Me.” The disciples began to look at one another, worried and perplexed to know which of them He was talking about. One of His disciples, the one Jesus loved, was at the table to the right of Jesus in a place of honor.”)

      Jesus died for the sins “lawlessness” of this world’s people. He loves sinners, but His love for John was special. Jesus appointed John to write this gospel account we are studying; plus 1st, 2nd, & 3rd John and His Revelations to John while on the island of Patmos. Jesus foreknew that John would be exiled to the island of Patmos, the things He would revel to him and through him to us individually.

John the Apostle; chapter 30

June 18th, 2018

The Apostle, chapter 30

To: 11,456 Persons being made temples of His spirit: Churches of God.

6/18/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 4, 5778 until sunset.

      Many tend to worship what they believe to be their smarts. These aren’t likely to independently search the holy scriptures: “thinking they’re archaic.” The same yield to societies’ evolving morality: “worshiping the status quo.” For the most part they’re people pleasers and traditionalist. All of which is idolatry in God’s View. It’s the reason Jesus inspired Paul to write; (1Cor 1:26-31)

 “Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position. But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something, so that no one can boast in His presence. He, “God the Father” is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”) (Is Jesus your wisdom?)

       Understanding these five verses is to know that when we decide for self what’s right, wrong, good and evil we’re idolaters. The principle through out God’s Word is that,” people need to look to our Creator for wisdom. Look to Jesus and abandon what seems right to human intellect. That’s Believing IN. That’s looking to Jesus and His message for life practices. Know His revealed Way is for our good. (People who practice “what they believe in are idolaters.) Believing IN anything, “requires an ethical code and a standard of conduct based on a foundation.”

      Worldly religions evolve with the flow of what’s socially acceptable and traditionally popular. God and His ways are absolutes: “He is the same yesterday, today and forever. (See Hebrews 13:8)

       The first Corinthian five verses above tells us: “God chooses who He imputes His spirit to and blesses those respecting His commandments.”

      (Deut 5:10; “I show covenant faithfulness to the thousands who choose Me and keep My commandments.”) Daniel practiced the same obedience.

      (Daniel 9:4-5; “I prayed to the LORD my God, confessing in this way: “O Lord, great and awesome God who is faithful to His covenant with those who love Him and keep His commandments, we have sinned! We have done what is wrong and wicked; we have rebelled by turning away from your commandments and standards.”)

       Until we’re led to confess our lawless inherited nature as did Daniel, “we remain hostile to the Ways of our Creator.”

      Worldly religions don’t grasp: “the Son of God, “Jesus” was Moses’ and Daniel’s Lord. It was Jesus revealing Himself and inspired their words. (See Colossians 1:15-20)

      (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 to be with you forever – the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it does not see Him or know Him. But you know Him, because He resides with you and will be in you.””)

      Advocate is also translated Comforter; “it’s the imputed Spirit of Truth.” Followers of Jesus practice His righteousness and He leads each to know His message and Way. The imputation of, “God’s spirit of truth” His advocate or comforter to our minds is the mystery this world’s unbelievers can‘t understand. (They can’t accept His message of truth because they love this world’s ways.) The demonic principle is, “there’s no absolutes: thus every human practice is condoned.

      Jesus inspired His prophet Isaiah to write about His persecution and death many years before His being conceived in Mary’s womb. Jesus’ apostles was given to understand the prophets writings and Jesus’ deity as He revealed. (John makes Jesus’ teachings clear, saying; “Jesus is the LIGHT of the world.”) When He came to Jerusalem before that Passover, those gifted to believers IN Him praised Him. The populations were of various backgrounds and opinions about the prophetic writings, including Jesus’ first and second coming. Few understood that the Son of God was prophesied to die for the sins of the world.

      (John 12:34-36; “Then the crowd responded, “We have heard from the law that the Christ will remain forever. How can you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up?’ Who is this Son of Man? Jesus replied, “The Light is with you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the Light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become Sons of Light.” When Jesus had said these things, He went away and hid Himself from them.”)

       When The Light, “Jesus” is revealed to individuals, “that belief IN produces a desire to repent for having lived the way that seemed right.”

      (John 12:37-41; “Although Jesus had performed so many miraculous signs before them, they still refused to believe IN Him, so that the word of Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled.”) Jesus’ quote is what He had inspired Isaiah to write.

      (“Lord, who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For this reason they could not believe, because again Isaiah said, “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, so that they would not see with their eyes and understand with their heart, and turn to Me, and I would heal them.” Isaiah said these things because he saw Christ’s glory, and spoke about Him.”)

       Jesus revealed His glory, His first and second coming and had Isaiah prophesy about it long before. It doesn’t fit fleshly human logic to believe that God chooses and reveals! Jesus knows His own, they understand by revelation, respond, seek, yield to and obey. Revelations regarding Isaiah’s prophecies are gifted to those the Father chooses to be “Believers IN.”

      (John 12:42; “Nevertheless, even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they would not confess Jesus to be the Christ, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue.”)

      Is it the same today? Do people recognize the truth presented here and refuse to turn because of, “their denomination.” YES! It’s an inherited characteristic. (Fleshly speaking, its hard for people to separate from family community and old practices.) At some point “believers IN have to separate from the unbelieving way.” At some point, “believers IN must abandon paganism and began practicing Jesus’ Way.” (Group attendance while not believing IN their doctrine for the sake of family and friends is cowardly.) Jesus’ defines these practices accurately.

      (John 12:43; “For they loved praise from men more than praise from God.”) He’s describing our fleshly inherited nature, “mine and yours.” We inherited a love for the praise of people and “we need spiritual help to overcome it!” Confess it and ask for God’s help.

      (John 12:44; “But Jesus shouted out, “The one who believes in Me does not believe in Me, but in the One who sent Me, and the One who sees Me sees the One who sent Me.”) “God the Father and God the Son are as One, when the One is revealed we understand both!”

      (John 12:45-50; “I have come as a Light into the world, so that everyone who believes IN Me should not remain in darkness. If anyone hears “understands My message” My words and does not obey them, I do not judge him. For I have not come “at this timeto judge the world, but to save the world. (48) The one who rejects Me and does not accept My words has a judge; the word I have spoken will judge him at the last day. For I have not spoken from My own authority, but the Father Himself who sent Me has commanded Me what I should say and what I should speak. (50) And I know that His commandment is eternal life. Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told Me.”) NO REBELLION, no hostility in Jesus toward the authority of God our Father.

      Jesus is saying; “I am not sitting in judgment of your lives, moment by moment; “But My words will be your judge at the last day. The seventh annual Sabbath is called “the Last Great Day for God‘s purpose, “it ends the Feast of Tabernacles, foreshadowing judgment.” All evil, Satan and those refusing to believe IN will ultimately die. (See Revelations 21:8) Jesus inspired Isaiah’s pen.

       (Isaiah 11:1-9; “A shoot will grow out of Jesse’s “King David’s daddy” root stock, a bud will sprout from his roots. The Lord’s  God the Father’s” spirit will rest on Him, “Jesus” a spirit that gives extraordinary wisdom, a spirit that provides the ability to execute plans, a spirit that produces absolute loyalty to the Lord, “God the Father.” He “Jesus” will take delight in obeying the Lord, “God the Father” He will not judge by mere appearances or make decisions on the basis of hearsay. (4) He will treat the poor fairly, and make right decisions for the downtrodden of the earth. He “Jesus” 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. (6) A wolf will reside with a lamb, and a leopard will lie down with a young goat; an ox and a young lion will graze together, as a small child leads them along. A cow and a bear will graze together, their young will lie down together. A lion, like an ox, will eat straw. (8) A baby will play over the hole of a snake; over the nest of a serpent an infant will put his hand. They will no longer injure or destroy on My entire royal mountain, “governmental order.” For there will be universal submission to the Lord’s sovereignty, just as the waters completely cover the sea.”) Nature in man and animals is to be altered.

       On that Last Day, it’ll be to late to question “did I obey?” Jesus inspired John to write in his first letter to His church.

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

      Remember; Jesus wrote and kept His ten commandments.

John The Apostle, chapter 29

June 15th, 2018

To: 11,407 Persons being made temples of His spirit: Churches of God.

6/15/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 2, 5778 until sunset.

      When people “believe in” one demonic lie, God’s truth is camouflaged. It’s the condition of the whole world. Division is Satan’s purpose. (Gen 2:7; “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.”) The Hebrew term נֶפֶשׁ (nefesh, “means living being.”) People with agenda’s translated (nefesh” to “soul” assuming a separation of body and spirit factor. The word “nefesh” refers to the whole person, whole creature, whole family etc. The phrase נֶפֶשׁ חַיַּה (nefesh khayyah, means “living being.”) Its used of both animals and human beings in Hebrew. (See Gen1:20, 24, 30; & 2:19).

     Confusion began when Satan lied and called the Lord God a liar. Saying to Eve, “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. ”Gen 3:4-5) (When believed IN, people can’t believe “eternal life is through our Lord and Savior Jesus only.) Religions including Christendom “believe that” rather than “believe IN.

      Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus: we ask that You make each truth seeker, “a Believer IN” and give each a yielded to truth mindset, that we may worship You “the God of Israel” in spirit and truth. We ask in the nature and name of our Lord, Jesus. AMEN

      Jesus said; “Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled among the multitudes.” (“For this reason I speak to them in parables: Although they see they do not see, and although they hear they do not hear nor do they understand.” Matt 13:13) Majorities don’t understand because they love this world’s demonic system of things. This world’s ways, indoctrinations, ”in which Satan is its author.” Various denominations don’t understand because they seek fleshly comfort zones and religious leaders who, “make merchandise of them.” Our fleshly nature likes being in step with peers, acquaintances and neighbors. Speaking of these divisionary religions, Paul writes.

      (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.”)

      In Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, He took His disciples away privately and taught them without parables. Regarding following multitudes, Jesus said; “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” Matt 6:24)

      Previous in John’s Gospel we studied Jesus’ resurrecting Lazarus to physical life after being entombed four days. Lazarus’ life was restored: he came out at Jesus’ command, still bound by burial wrappings. Afterward we read about Jesus going back to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. To where the religious leaders wanted to kill Him. Jesus foreknew what He was going to accomplish, from the beginning of the world. Synagogue leaders were saying; “we must do something regarding this man, lest the people follow Him and Roman authorities take away our powers.” Here’s a lesson in the psychology of God‘s created people, “can we see it?” Love of money and power is the root of all unrighteousness.”

      (John 12:1-8; Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom He had raised from the dead. So they prepared a dinner for Jesus there. Martha was serving, and Lazarus was among those present at the table with Him. Then Mary took three quarters of a pound of expensive aromatic oil from pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus. She then wiped his feet dry with her hair. (Now the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfumed oil.) But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples (the one who was going to betray Him) said, “Why wasn’t this oil sold for three hundred silver coins and the money given to the poor?” (6) (Now Judas said this not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief. As keeper of the money box, he stole what was put into it.) So Jesus said, “Leave her alone. She has kept it for the day of My burial. For you will always have the poor with you, but you will not always have Me!”)

       Judas’ character was like most do-gooder religious folks. Who make a show of helping others to look good in the eyes of the world. He saw Jesus’ miracles, listened to Jesus’ teaching, “yet he never believe IN!” So it is with professing religious folks in every age, “they aren’t believe IN.” Few search the scriptures individually, “to learn Jesus’ characteristics and His Way.” Appealing groups making pretence of worship with lackadaisical attitude. Like the Judeans hostile to Jesus, “denominations are motivated to hang on to their power over people.” It’s the social clubs mentality, political power and cliques in charge.

      (John 12:9-11; “Now a large crowd of Judeans learned that Jesus was there and so they came not only because of Him but also to see Lazarus whom He had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to kill Lazarus too, for on account of him many of the Jewish people from Jerusalem were going away and believing in Jesus.)

      Followers of Jesus cannot have close associations with those making merchandise of people. People leaving was the key reason the synagogue leaders wanted to be rid of Jesus. The synagogue was losing power over the populations. Main stream “refers to non-traditionalist as cults.”

      John 12:12-14; “The next day the large crowd that had come for the “Passover” Feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him. They began to shout, “Hosanna! Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the king of Israel!” (14) Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written, “Do not be afraid, people of Zion; look, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt!”) “See Psalms 118:25-26 and Zech 9:9”

      “People of Zion” is an altered translation for English speaking readers; it should read “daughters of Zion.” Because of what Jesus’ church is to Him, “His bride.” Zachariah’s prophecy includes what Jesus did and what He is going to do.

       (Zachariah 9:9-10; “Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout, daughter of Jerusalem! Look! Your king is coming to you: He is legitimate and victorious, humble and riding on a donkey – on a young donkey, the foal of a female donkey. (10) I will remove the chariot from Ephraim and the warhorse from Jerusalem and the battle bow will be removed. Then He will announce peace to the nations. His dominion will be from sea to sea and from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth.”)

       Jesus fulfilled only part of Zachariah’s prophecy. He is yet to take away war and announce peace to the nations. Jesus came into Jerusalem on the tenth day of Nisan, “God’s calendar’s first month” and was as it were, hemmed in, until the fourteenth, “Passover.”

      (Exodus 12:1-3 “The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month is to be your beginning of months; it will be your first month of the year. Tell the whole community of Israel, ‘In the tenth day of this month they each must take a lamb for themselves according to their families – a lamb for each household.”)

       On the tenth day of Nisan - Abib, Jesus allowed Himself to be as the sacrificial Lamb as described in “Exodus 12: and Zachariah 9:9-10. Additionally on the tenth day of Abib, “Nisan” marks the day Joshua led the Israelites into their promised lands and when manna was no longer provided. God’s preplanning is awesome.

      (John 12:16; Jesus’ disciples did not understand these things when they first happened, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that these things had happened to Him.”) The Apostles preaching Jesus “was from their witness, revelations and Jesus’ giving them understanding of the  prophet’s writings.” All who try to teach should do more of the same.

      (John 12:17-19; “So the crowd who had been with Jesus when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead were continuing to testify about it. Because they had heard that Jesus had performed this miraculous sign, the crowd went out to meet Him. Thus the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you can do nothing. Look, the world has run off after Him!”) Think what would happen in denominations, if people truly “ran after Jesus today?” When Jesus returns, “denominations will no longer made merchandise of people.”

      (John 12:20-26; “Now some Greeks were among those who had gone up to worship at the “Passover” Feast “of Unleavened Bread.” So these approached Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and requested, “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew, and they both went and told Jesus. Jesus replied, “The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. I tell you the solemn truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it produces much grain. (25) The one who loves his life destroys it, and the one who hates his life in this world guards it for eternal life. If anyone wants to serve Me, he must follow Me and where I am, My servant will be too. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.”)

      This is the second time John records Jesus’ speaking these words. Serving the true Jesus is true freedom. Remember Jesus’ words, “many will come saying, I am the Christ and deceive many.” Hate is a strong word and in the English language, we have no single word to translate its meaning. (“Love less by comparison” is the meaning from Greek.”) We should, “love our physical lives less by comparison to that of loving God’s Way.”

      (John 12:27-33; “Now My soul, ’inner being’ is greatly distressed. And what should I say? ‘Father, deliver me from this hour’? No.! But, for this very reason I have come to this hour. Father, glorify Your Name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” The crowd that stood there and heard the voice said that it had thundered. Others said that an angel had spoken to Him. Jesus said, “This voice has not come for My benefit but for yours. Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to Myself.” (33) (Now Jesus said this to indicate clearly what kind of death He was going to die.”) Remember, Jesus’ followers compare spiritual to spiritual, understanding, “the fleshly mind cannot think spiritual.”

      Who is the ruler of this world today? When will he be driven out? Jesus said we should read “His Revelations to John” out loud.

      (Rev 20:1-3; “Then I saw an angel descending from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the abyss and a huge chain. He seized the dragon – the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan – and tied him up for a thousand years. The angel then threw him into the abyss and locked and sealed it so that he could not deceive the nations until the one thousand years were finished. (After these things he must be released for a brief period of time.)

      (4-6; Then I saw thrones and seated on them were those who had been given authority to judge. I also saw the spirits of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony about Jesus and because of the Word of God. These had not worshiped the beast or his image and had refused to receive his mark on their forehead or hand. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were finished.) This is the first resurrection. (6) Blessed and holy is the one who takes part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with Him for a thousand years.”)

       May we each be spiritually led to believe IN Jesus, as He manifest Himself to be in His Word.

John The Apostle, chapter 28

June 14th, 2018

To: 11,393 Persons being made temples of His spirit: Churches of God.

6/14/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 1, 5778 until sunset.

      Observe God’s new moon: His fourth month. When Jesus returns we’ll do away with pagan calendars and times honoring imaginary gods. Satan is the world’s friend, “enemy of the Lord God and His followers. Satan desires to separate us from God’s way. He doesn’t want believers IN Jesus to know they have immortality, be in the first resurrections, “born again” to Jesus’ spiritual likeness.” We must know Satan is getting more ruthless in these latter days. More people are being demonically possessed. 

       Remember Jesus’ conversation with Zachariah’s sisters at John 11:23. Jesus replied, “Your brother will come back to life again.. Martha said, “I know that he will come back to life again in the resurrection at the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes IN Me will live even if he dies, and the one who lives and believes IN Me will never die. Do you believe this?” She replied, “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God who comes into the world.”)

      Jesus is saying, (1) People believing IN Him will live even if they die. (2) People living and believing in Me when I return will never die.  (1Cor 15:51-52; Listen, I will tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we 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.”)

      Consider Paul’s whole summation in Corinthians 15:

     (15:42-44; “It is the same with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

      So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living person”; the last Adam “Jesus” became a life-giving spirit. (46) However, the spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and then the spiritual.

      (Immortality is when, “the natural is impregnated with God’s spirit.)

      (47-49; “The first man is from the earth, made of dust; the second man is from heaven. Like the one made of dust, so too are those made of dust, and like the one from heaven, so too those who are heavenly. And just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, let us also bear the image of the man of heaven.”)

     (50-55; “Now this is what I 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 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 ‘who are alive’ will be changed.  For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. (54) 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?”)

      (This is what the annual holy Sabbath Trumpets foreshadows and why it‘s important to keep it.)

     (56-58; The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! So then, dear brothers and sisters, be firm. Do not be moved! Always be outstanding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”) The law demands death for disobedience. Praise God, Jesus made the way and all who don’t subscribe to the way, will die a second death. (See Revelations 21:8, “discern characteristics to be turned from.)

        (21:8; “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.”)

      (John 11:45-48; “Then many of the people, who had come with Mary and had seen the things Jesus did, believed IN Him. But some of them went to the Pharisees and reported to them what Jesus had done. So the chief priests and the Pharisees called the council together and said, “What are we doing? For this man is performing many miraculous signs. If we allow Him to go on in this way, everyone will believe IN Him and the Romans will come and take away our sanctuary and our nation.”)

      This world’s religions don’t want God’s truth taught. They’re negative about Jesus’ second coming. Jesus and His followers; will forcefully take power from this world’s demonic leaders, bind Satan one thousand years and bring peace to this earth. Then all will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord. (Jesus ask that we read Revelations out loud.)

      During times before John the Baptist and Jesus’ earthly miniseries, “temple Priest were sometimes given revelations and prophesied.” When Zachariah, “John the Baptist’s dad” was High Priest, an angel visited him and told of John’s birth. Now High Priest, “Caiaphas” shares a revelation. At this point God was still using the Synagogues for His purpose. Jesus sent some He Healed, to show themselves to the Priest according to how He had instructed Moses. After Jesus resurrected Lazarus the talk was, “all people would turn to Jesus.” (Authorities’ thinking was that Rome would take away their positions.) Let’s remember, “Jesus’ New Testament Church’s birth began on that Pentecost after His ascension.”

      John 11:49-52; “Then one of them, Caiaphas, who was High Priest that year, said, “You know nothing at all! You do not realize that it is more to your advantage to have one man die for the people than for the whole nation to perish.” (Now Caiaphas did not say this on his own, but because he was high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the Jewish nation, and not for the Jewish nation only, but to gather together into one, the children of God who are scattered.”)

      Caiaphas’ prophecy? “Jesus  will again deliver the scattered tribes of Israel.” He will yet miraculously gather His chosen to their former boundaries promised Abraham. Zephaniah and Isaiah prophesied the same.

      (Zephaniah 3:19-20; “Look, at that time I will deal with those who mistreated you. I will rescue the lame sheep And gather together the scattered sheep. I will take away their humiliation and make the whole earth admire and respect them. At that time I will lead you – at the time I gather you together. Be sure of this! I will make all the nations of the earth respect and admire you when you see ME restore you,” says the Lord.)

      Jesus died for the sins of the world and promises to Abraham include restoring His chosen people. It’s not likely; Caiaphas understood the degree in which his prophecy paralleled Isaiah’s and Zephaniah’s. (Now Jesus knew the next Passover would be about His giving His life for the sins of the world as preplanned.

      (John 11:53-57; “So from that day they planned together to kill Jesus. Thus Jesus no longer went around publicly among the Judeans, but went away from there to the region near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim, and stayed there with His disciples. Now the Jewish Feast of Passover was near, and many people went up to Jerusalem from the rural areas before the Passover to cleanse themselves ritually. Thus they were looking for Jesus, and saying to one another as they stood in the temple courts, “What do you think? That He won’t come to the Feast?” (57) (Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that anyone who knew where Jesus was should report it, so that they could arrest Him.)

     Israelites were keeping the Passover as commanded. The Feast of Unleavened Bread, began the day after, “with the holy annual Sabbath day.” People putting leavening out from their shelters was for ceremonially cleansing themselves of sins. The custom reminds us to, “overcome sin to the end.” Every Christian‘s goal is to stop practicing lawlessness, “sin” and practice Jesus’ righteous Ways. God gives the desire to overcome our inherited sin nature and Satan’s obstacles to the end.

John The Apostle, chaper 27

June 13th, 2018

To: 11,375 People being made temples of His spirit: Churches of God.

6/13/18, God’s 3rd month, Sivan 29, 5778 until sunset.

      Jesus went back across the Jordan where John the Baptist had baptized. Many believe IN Jesus there: That is; “they believe IN, as Jesus presented Himself to be” The Son of God sent by God our Father to save and give His life as ransom for many. At that point the many believing IN, may not have understood that Jesus was also Creator, re-Creator, Redeemer, Lamb of God, Mediator and coming King of Kings.   

      John 11:1-16; “Now a certain man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village where Mary and her sister Martha lived. (Now it was Mary who anointed the Lord with perfumed oil and wiped his feet dry with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, “Lord, look, the one You love is sick.” When Jesus heard this, He said, “This sickness will not lead to death, but to God’s glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” (Now Jesus loved Martha, Mary and Lazarus.) (6) So when He heard that Lazarus was sick, He remained in the place where He was for two more days. Then after this, He said to His disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples replied, “Rabbi, the Jewish leaders were just now trying to stone You to death! Are you going there again?” (9) Jesus replied, “Are there not twelve hours in a day? If anyone walks around in the daytime, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if anyone walks around at night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.”) (11) After He said this, He added, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep. But I am going there to awaken him.”

     v 12; Then the disciples replied, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” (Now Jesus had been talking about his death, but they thought He had been talking about real sleep.) (14) Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, and I am glad for your sake that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” So Thomas (called Didymus) said to his fellow disciples, “Let us go too, so that we may die with him.”

      (John 11:17-27; “When Jesus arrived, He found that Lazarus had been in the tomb four days already. (Now Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem, so many of the Jewish people of the region had come to Martha and Mary to console them over the loss of their brother.) So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet Him, but Mary was sitting in the house. Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will grant you.” (23) Jesus replied, “Your brother will come back to life again.. Martha said, “I know that he will come back to life again in the resurrection at the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes IN me will live even if he dies, and the one who lives and believes IN Me will never die. Do you believe this?” She replied, “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God who comes into the world.”

       These believers IN believed in the resurrection; “the Last Great Day of the Feast foreshadows.” Now Jesus is saying plainly, “ones who believe IN Me will live even if he dies and ones alive believing IN Me will never die” Jesus is the resurrection and the life.

      (John 11:28-37; “And when she had said this, Martha went and called her sister Mary, saying privately, “The Teacher is here and is asking for you.” So when Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to Him. (Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still in the place where Martha had come out to meet him.) Then the people who were with Mary in the house consoling her saw her get up quickly and go out. They followed her, because they thought she was going to the tomb to weep there. Now when Mary came to the place where Jesus was and saw Him, she fell at His feet and said to Him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping, and the people who had come with her weeping, He was intensely moved in spirit and greatly distressed. (34) He asked, “Where have you laid him?” They replied, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus wept. Thus the people who had come to mourn said, “Look how much He loved him!” But some of them said, “This is the man who caused the blind man to see! Couldn’t he have done something to keep Lazarus from dying?”)

      Jesus is manifesting Himself as Creator, Sustainer. re-Creator. the Son of God, the resurrection and The Life.” Unbelieving populations don’t grasp this mystery, but we called Believers IN are graciously gifted to understand. Lazarus’ resurrection was back to a physical life. He is now at that heavenly throne and will return with Jesus. Many more Saints were resurrected to physical lives likened to Lazarus’ when Jesus was resurrected.   

      (Matthew 27:52-53; When Jesus was resurrected many Saints were resurrected to physical life. “Tombs were opened, and the bodies of many Saints who had died were raised. (They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.)

     The resurrections are a major part of Jesus’ good news, “gospel.” Jesus pronounced Himself to be “the Life” and “the Resurrection”

      When a synagogue ruler’s little girl died, Jesus took several apostles with Him to the home and gave physical life back, “resurrected.”

       (Mark 5:41-43; “Then, “Jesus” gently taking the child by the hand, He said to her, “Talitha koum,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, get up.” The girl got up at once and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). They were completely astonished at this. He strictly ordered that no one should know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.”)

       When Jesus heard Lazarus was sick, He purposely waited a couple of days before going to Martha and Mary’s home. Jesus knew the time of Lazarus’ death and when He arrived it was confirmed to His companions that indeed he had been dead four days.

      (John 11:38-44; “Jesus, intensely moved again, came to the tomb. (Now it was a cave, and a stone was placed across it.) Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the deceased, replied, “Lord, by this time the body will have a bad smell, because he has been buried four days.”(40) Jesus responded, “Didn’t I tell you that if you believe, you would see the glory of God?” So they took away the stone. Jesus looked upward and said, “Father, I thank You that You have listened to Me. I knew that You always listen to Me, but I said this for the sake of the crowd standing around here, that they may believe that You sent Me.” When He had said this, He shouted in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” (44) The one who had died came out, his feet and hands tied up with strips of cloth, and a cloth wrapped around his face. Jesus said to them, “Unwrap him and let him go.”)

      This same Jesus is going to return with all His Saints and a host of angelic beings, He’s going to bind Satan and bring peace. At a point of God’s choosing, “each in his own order” all will be made alive! Jesus revealed these resurrections to His apostle Paul.

      (1Corinthians 15:12-17; “Now if Christ is being preached as raised from the dead, how can some of you say there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is futile and your faith is empty. (15) Also, we are found to be false witnesses about God, because we have testified against God that He raised Christ from the dead, when in reality He did not raise Him, if indeed the dead are not raised. 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.”)

      Believers IN by virtue of Jesus’ faith imputed, “do not practice lawlessness “sin” knowingly. Thus Christians are not still in their sins because Jesus died for our sins.

      (1Cor 15:18; “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.”) Our hope in Christ is; “we’re not perishing as are unbelievers.” Believers IN, look forward to their change.

      (1Cor 15:20-21; “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, “Adam” the resurrection of the dead also came through a man “Jesus.”) (Remember Jesus is The Life and The Resurrection.)

       (1Cor 15:22-23; “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.”)

       Jesus was the first to be resurrected from death to spiritual life. He personally gave physical life back to people, demonstrating His deity. Foreshadowing a future physical resurrection. When Jesus returns, those who belong to Him will be resurrected to a spiritual life, as was Jesus. Their bodies will come out from their tombs! Now Paul’s prophecy jumps to New Jerusalem’s coming down. \

     (1Cor 15:24-27; “Then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power. For He “Jesus” must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. (26) The last enemy to be eliminated is death. For He “God the Father” has put everything in subjection under His “Jesus” feet. But when it says “everything” has been put in subjection, it is clear that this does not include the One “God the Father” who put everything in subjection to Him, “Jesus.”)

      In this Corinthian text Paul says nothing about the interim peace on earth, Satan being loosed to go out and deceive etc. Jesus revealed these things to John in, “Jesus’ Revelations to John.” Also revealing the authenticity of prophecies given to Daniel, Jeremiah, David and others.

      (1Cor 15:28-30; “And when all things are subjected to Him, “God the Father” then the Son Himself “Jesus” will be subjected to the One “God the Father” who subjected everything to Him, “Jesus” so that God may be all in all. Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, then why are they baptized for them? Why too are we in danger every hour?”)

       Because of these proclaimed messages, “unbelievers were intent on murdering Paul and the other apostles, as they had Jesus.”

      (1Cor 15:31-34; “Every day I am in danger of death! This is as sure as my boasting in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord. If from a human point of view I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus, what did it benefit me? If the dead are not raised, let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die. Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.” Sober up as you should, and stop sinning! For some have no knowledge of God – I say this to your shame!”)

      Had it not been for gifted spiritually revealed knowledge of God through Jesus, “humanly speaking” Paul’s ministry would have been in vain. How awesome our God. Remember Elisha and Philip were transferred. Each to another place, not resurrected and Paul was taken up to the third heaven, Paul said; “whether in body or in spirit he could not tell.” Lazarus came forth to a physical life, still bound in burial attire.)

John The Apostle, chapter 26

June 11th, 2018

To: 11,339 People being made temples of His spirit: Churches of God.   6/11/18, God’s 3rd month, Sivan 27, 5778 until sunset. Jewish Rabbi “Mark Gellman” writes the “God Squad” a column carried by many news papers. “God Squad” was started by Gellman and a now deceased priest; together they “tried to be all things to all people. careful not to offend.” Gellman’s column this week addressed the Jewish perspective regarding “does a human develop a soul?” A subject he probably wouldn’t have addressed when he was partnered. (Following is a shortened version.)

He writes; the single greatest misunderstanding in the Hebrew Bible is “that it teaches people have souls.” It does Not. People are created by God with what’s called in the Hebrew, “a nefish” which is what God breathed into Adam, making him alive when he was but a lump of red earth. It isn’t a soul because it doesn’t live beyond the death of the body. When the body dies nefish dies. Our “nefish-less” body dies and returns to earth. (Dust to dust ashes to ashes.) (Our words: Satan was way ahead of Aristotle, telling Eve, “God knows when you partake of the forbidden fruit, you will be divine, knowing good and evil.” Having ideas of a soul body separation causes many divisionary problems.

Aristotle promoted this error in the year 333 BEC. Teaching his ideas regarding matter. The rabbis of post biblical Judaism in the Talmud immediately codified this Aristotelian dualism. Aristotelians/rabbinic teaching entered Christianity and later Islam and is the central part of the theology of all three Abrahamic faiths. (Others have similar doctrines.)

Gellman’s sum; “we are clay and pieces of God.” On days you’re depressed, remember you are a piece of God. On days you think you’re God’s gift to the world remember that you’re basically “just mud with fingernails.” (End of our using Gellman’s article.)

Had Gellman explained Satan’s lies to Eve and if he were a believer IN Jesus: “he would have explained that, “immortality Is only gifted through Jesus’ life. It was the Lord God, “Jesus” commanding Adam and Eve not to partake of the fruit on the tree in the middle of the orchard, “less they die.” It was a loving command for “their own good.” It was the Lord God “Jesus” who gave Moses the ten commandments and oracles regarding farming and caring for the less fortunate, “for their own good.”

Renown individuals with scholarly degrees and charismatic personalities set up organizations; “use Jesus’ name with a mix of pagan customs.” Made themselves shepherds to the naïve. In 322 A.D. Emperor Constantine of Rome was converted to a religious mixture, using Jesus’ name mixed with paganism and Judaism. With governmental authority Constantine enforced Catholicism on Rome and most of Europe. The development into the Holy Roman Empire began. The ancient Roman language,Latin” was popularized throughout Rome and its empire. Adopted in medieval Europe as the language of education, culture, religion, and government. It became a romance languages developed from Vulgar “crude - tasteless” Latin. (It’s prominence during those medieval times, led to Latin-derived words entering vocabularies of other European languages.) The holy Roman empire experienced the fastest and territorial growth ever. Many books were outlawed in an effort to control the populations. People refusing to convert were persecuted and killed. Their hold began to splinter when Catholicism’s authority began to be questioned.

Martin Luther penned his theses, “the English Reformation was born” and with the backing of king Henry VIII was popularized. Called the Protestant Reformation. This 16th century religious, political, intellectual and cultural upheaval splintered the holy Roman empire. That splintering opened the way for deceived and divided denominations. People with self grandeur agendas developed, “their way” cults. Teaching, “Jesus is the Christ” and deceive the many. Using Jesus’ name but not believing IN His message. His message is, “The Way” not “a way” and all who aren’t led to know it are deceived.

Jesus said, (Matt 24:24 “For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”) Jesus’ words are clear, “only The Elect, will not be deceived.” Jesus’ followers are a called people, “His Way People” and first called Christian in Antioch.”

(Acts 11:25-26; “Then Barnabas departed for Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught a significant number of people. Now it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians.”)

Jesus’ apostles were selected to carry His message to the world. His apostle Paul was selected to take His message to the Israelites, kings and gentiles. He wrote at, Ephesians 2:18-22; “Through Jesus we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer foreigners and non-citizens, but you, “gentiles” are fellow citizens with the Saints and members of God’s household, because you have been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone. In Him the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, (22) in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”) Peter also taught that God’s called are chosen, Saints and a royal priesthood.

(1Peter 2:4-10; “So as you come to Him, a living stone rejected by men but chosen and priceless in God’s sight, you yourselves, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood and to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it says in scripture, “Look, I lay in Zion a stone, a chosen and priceless cornerstone, and whoever believes IN Him will never be put to shame.” (Quote from Isaiah 2:16.) So you who believe see His 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. (Quote Isaiah 8:14) They stumble because they disobey The Word, as they were destined to do. (9) But you 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.”) Peter taught that every true follower of Jesus was in fact a priest! People proclaiming a different message were destined to do so!

(John 10:14-18; “I, “Jesus” am The good shepherd. I know My own and My own know Me – just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father – and I lay down My life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not come from this sheepfold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to My voice, so that there will be one flock and one shepherd. This is why the Father loves Me – because I lay down My life, so that I may take it back again. (18) No one takes it away from Me, but I lay it down of my own free will. I have the authority to lay it down, and I have the authority to take it back again. This commandment I received from My Father.”)

Not from this sheepfold? Jesus will bring some who lived before and some who will live again. Paul explains.

(1Corinthians 15:21-23; “For since death came through a man, “Adam” the resurrection of the dead also came through a man, “Jesus.” For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him.)

(John 10:19- “Another sharp division took place among the Jewish people because of these words. Many of them were saying, “He is possessed by a demon and has lost his mind! Why do you listen to Him?” Others said, “These are not the words of someone possessed by a demon. A demon cannot cause the blind to see, can it?”)

Instantiations miracles prove Jesus to be Creator and re-Creator. Today’s science community calls it a miracle, “that a small camera can flash images to the eye’s retina and make sight possible to the blind.” Our Creator made the eye, and this “blind from birth man’s eyes were made totally perfect.” Believing IN Jesus’ miracles is, “knowing faith.”

(John 10:22-26; “Then came the feast of the Dedication in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple area in Solomon’s Portico. The Jewish leaders surrounded Him and asked, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus replied, “I told you and you do not believe. The deeds I do in My Father’s name testify about Me. But you refuse to believe because you are not My sheep.”)

Jesus is saying, “If you were My called followers you would believe!

(John 10:27-30; “My sheep listen to My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish; no one will snatch them from My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all, and no one can snatch them from My Father’s hand. The Father and I are One.”)

Who has eternal life? Those who God the Father Calls and gives to Jesus. No one is born immortal.

(John 10:31-33; “The Jewish leaders picked up rocks again to stone Him to death. Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many good deeds from the Father. For which one of them are you going to stone Me?” The Jewish leaders replied, “We are not going to stone you for a good deed but for blasphemy, because you, a man, are claiming to be God.”)

Christendom communities would even condemn a Believer IN Jesus for saying of themselves, “I am a Saint.”

(John 10:34-39; “Jesus answered, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, you are gods’? If those people to whom the word of God came were called ‘gods’ (and the scripture cannot be broken), do you say about the One whom the Father set apart and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I do not perform the deeds of My Father, do not believe Me. But if I do them, even if you do not believe Me, believe the deeds, so that you may come to know and understand that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me.” Then they attempted again to seize Him, but He escaped their clutches.”) Children of God inherit God’s nature.

(John 10:40-42; “Jesus went back across the Jordan River again to the place where John had been baptizing at an earlier time, and He stayed there. Many came to Him and began to say, “John performed no miraculous sign, but everything John said about this man was true!” And many believed in Jesus there.”)

Many were called and gifted to believe IN. Belief IN is to know we’re created by God for His purpose and know He’s making us in His image spiritually. Thus our names are written in the Lamb’s book of life and we will forever be with the Lord.

John The Apostle, chapter 25

June 9th, 2018

To: 11,325 People being made temples of His spirit: Churches of God.

6/9/18, God’s 3rd month, Sivan 25, 5778 until sunset.

     The unbelieving Judeans couldn’t come to terms with the blind man’s healing. To do so would have discredited their doctrinal teachings. Likewise in each age, “particularly this latter” believing in creation and re-creation as manifested in scripture discredits so called scientific theories. As we write there’s two active massive volcanoes spewing lava and ash: “our Creator God could stop them immediately.” The same Lord God that re-created this planet earth and created mankind in His image and likeness “sustains the sun and this earth molten rock core.” He is going to return, resurrect His followers, deliver Israel to their borders promised Abraham, establish order and rule with His Saints. Nations will be seeking guidance from Israel. Every knee will bow and all will praise the God of Israel. (See Isaiah 22:, 35: , 51: -53:, 65:, Jeremiah 31: and Amos 9:11-15 for starters.)

       (John 9:24-40; “Then they ‘the Judeans’ summoned the man who used to be blind a second time and said to him, “Promise before God to tell the truth. We know that this man “Jesus” is a sinner.”(25) He replied, “I do not know whether He is a sinner. I do know one thing – that although I was blind, now I can see.” Then they said to him, “What did He do to you? How did He cause you to see?” He answered, “I told you already and you didn’t listen. Why do you want to hear it again? You people don’t want to become His disciples also, do you?” They heaped insults on him, saying, “You are His disciple! We are disciples of Moses! We know that God has spoken to Moses! We do not know where this man comes from!” The man replied, “This is a remarkable thing, that you don’t know where He comes from and yet, He caused me to see!(31) We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners, but if anyone is devout and does His will, God listens to him. Never before has anyone heard of someone causing a man born blind to see. If this man were not from God, He could do nothing.” They replied, “You were born completely in sinfulness, and yet you presume to teach us?” So they threw him out.”)

       Like these Judeans, it’s imperative that All denominations leaders have personal agendas, “loyalty to the order.” (If one denomination were right in God’s view that would mean all others were following the god of this world!) Disagree? Then you think God is divided and “has no particular characteristic.” Perhaps you think like Cain, “who sacrificed according to what seemed right” rather than as instructed.

      As with God‘s truth going out to unbelievers, “The man whose sight was restored attempted to reason with the Synagogue leaders.” Their response, “who do you think you are?” Afterward they kicked him out of their assembly.”

      (John 9:35-36; Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, so He found the man and said to him, “Do you believe IN the Son of Man? The man replied, “And who is He, sir, that I may believe IN Him?”)

      It’s why we repeat scripture that defines Jesus’ deity: “hoping a few will understand who Jesus is.” In Jesus’ millennial reign, many may still say; “teach me, that I may believe IN?

      (John 9:37-39; “Jesus told him, “You have seen Him; He is the One speaking with you.” He said, “Lord, I believe” and he worshiped Him. Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that those who do not see may gain their sight, and the ones who see may become blind.”)

      The so called suffocated “educated who teach theory” have become blind. Thinking it incumbent on them to know right, wrong, good and evil.    ON first contact with this seeing man who had been blind, Jesus’ disciples ask, “why was this fellow blind? Who sinned? Jesus’ answer, “so that the acts of God may be revealed through what happens to him.”

       Are God’ characteristics being revealed to us? He calls and gives spiritual insight to His chosen and He gives blindness to unbelievers, “those who think they are divine, discerning what’s good, evil, right and wrong.”

       Believers IN, “please understand, none of us are good.” The nature we’ve inherited is not good. After we receive the gift of God’s Holy Spirit, “after born from above” we yield to His View regarding good, evil, right and wrong; out of loving respect.

      (John 9:40-41; “Some of the Pharisees who were with Jesus heard this and asked Him, “We are not blind too, are we?” Jesus replied, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin, but now because you claim that you can see, your guilt remains.”) It’s better to admit we don’t know than to claim we know and teach it.

       The deceived don’t know they are, like the Pharisees who claimed to see and taught others. Claiming to see, “is claiming to know God.” To do so erroneously is to have guilt remaining. All denominations claim to know God and teach others accordingly? We should conclude! It’s better to live in spiritual blindness than to teach error? The Way of Abraham’s Lord is the only Way; He’s the Lord God, “Jesus, “the Shepherd of His sheep.”

      (John 10:1-6;“I tell you the solemn truth, the one who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber. The one who enters by The Door is the Shepherd of the sheep. The doorkeeper opens the door for Him, and the sheep hear His voice. He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out. When He has brought all His own sheep out, He goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow Him because they recognize His voice, “His message.” They will never follow a stranger, but will run away from him, because they do not recognize the stranger’s voice, “message.” Jesus told them this parable, but they did not understand what He was saying to them.”)

      Jesus is the way, truth and light! The Shepherd of Believers IN. He chooses, calls and leads Christians. His called and gifted followers to hear and understand the message, “Jesus’ voice.” Remember why Jesus said He spoke in parables? Let’s consider again.

      (Matt 13:10-17; “Then the disciples came to Him and said, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” He replied, “You have been given opportunity to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but they have not. For whoever has will be given more, and will have an abundance. But whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. For this reason I speak to them in parables: Although they see they do not see, and although they hear they do not hear nor do they understand. And concerning them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: (‘You will listen carefully yet will never understand, you will look closely yet will never comprehend. For the heart of this people has become dull; they are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes, so that they would not see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’) (16) “But your eyes are blessed because they see, and your ears because they hear.(17) For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.)

     Unbelieving populations, like the hostile Judeans can’t grasp this. Isaiah was lead by Jesus to prophesy this truth; Jesus repeats it, and “yet religions denominations think theology schooling will usurp God’s Word.” If we believe IN, let’s give God the praise; “we didn’t earn it.” (If we believe IN, it’s because He loves us first.) God’s whole purpose is from His Loving foundation. If we don’t see God’s love in His predestining; we don’t understand Isaiah’s prophecy.

      (John 10:7-13; “So Jesus said to them again, “I tell you the solemn truth, I am the door for the sheep. All who came before Me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly. (11) “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not a shepherd and does not own sheep, sees the wolf coming and abandons the sheep and runs away. So the wolf, “divided religions” attacks the sheep, (make merchandise of) and scatters them. Because he is a hired hand, (a salaried leader) and is not concerned about the sheep, he runs away.) NOTICE that Jesus repeats these truths several times, usually three.

      Followers of Jesus consider themselves owned. Jesus’ property. Because of the wolves, His sheep are truly scattered. Deceivers seeped into His church, during His apostles’ life time, “before Paul, Peter, Jude and John’s death.” Jesus knew they would! THUS Jesus’ words, “many will come and say I am the Christ and deceive many.”)

      May we each be led to seek Jesus’ truth, prove all things and flee from erroneous teaching. Satan is divided, his followers attempt to divide, distort and steal Jesus’ truth from people’s minds. We Called Out Believers IN, have our overcoming work and witness to the end. May God have mercy.