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God’s Grace, Mercy and Love, chapter 11

March 28th, 2020

March 28, 2,020. God’s 1st Month, Nisan 3, year 5,789

To: 24,539  “In Resident Churches of God” people called to be ‘atOne’ with Him.

    We have the account of Jesus’ apostles coming to Him privately and asking about signs indicating this age’s end recorded at Matthew 24: (This end time age apparently began when Jesus ascended to heaven and now serves as the Mediator for those God the Father calls to be Jesus’ followers) 

(1) Jesus answered, pointing out that many imposters would mislead, by claiming to represent Him. (Matt 24:3-4) These would be saying Jesus was the Christ while delivering their opinion of God and Jesus’ message from worldly schools of theology.

(2) He warned of troubles, saying they shouldn’t be alarmed because of them for kingdoms would be against kingdoms and earthquakes would increase, this being the beginning of birth pains ‘troubles.’

(3) Jesus said; “My followers will be persecuted, killed and hated by the nations.” (24:5-9)

(4) A majority would be led into sin, betray one another, false prophets would arise, lawlessness would increased and the love of many would wax cold. (24:10-12)

(5) Persons enduring to the end will be saved and this ‘His’ gospel of The Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited world as a testimony to all the nations, then the end will come. (24:13-14)

(6) When you see the abomination of desolation — spoken about by Daniel the prophet — standing in the holy place (let the reader understand.) (This abominable conduct or being would actually stand, perhaps “conduct affairs” that’d be despicable to God. When you people in Judea see this, hurry and flee to the mountains. (Matt 24:15-18)

(7) Jesus said, “it’ll be a bad time for the pregnant and those with babies. Pray that this don’t happen during the winter or on a Sabbath.” (Matt 24:19-20) (Jesus is saying; “it’d be hard to remember and observe the Sabbath under such conditions.”)

Now Jesus’ brother “Jude” saw this apostate coming and wrote about it. He observed it was primarily imposters claiming to be angels of light, twisting Jesus’ truth. God’s churches being weak in faith allowed people claiming to have credentials in, people then and now respected such.

Many years before Jesus had inspired and gave His prophet Daniel visions regarding these latter days.

(See Daniel 9:1-6; (Darius was king over Babylon during the time Daniel was given to understand the holy scriptures according to the word of the Lord. Prophesies disclosed to the prophet Jeremiah, fulfilling Jerusalem’s seventy years of desolation. Daniel turned His attention to the Lord God.

(Eight times in this chapter Daniel uses the Hebrew “YHWH” designating God’s name. Nowhere else in the book is it used. (Daniel turned his attention to YHWH with prayer, fasting in sackcloth and ashes. Confessing to the Lord, magnifying His name as the One faithful to His covenants with those who love Him and keep His commandments. As one representing Israel, Daniel confessed sins, wrongs, wickedness, rebellion by turning away from the Lord God’s commandments and standards. Confessing that, “we have not paid attention to your servants the prophets, who spoke by your authority to our kings, our leaders, and our ancestors and to all the inhabitants of the land as well.”)

Daniel confessed that they’d been humiliated by kings, leaders and ancestors because of sins against God. Yet He’d been compassionate, forgiving even though we paid little attention and turned from obeying. Therefore You’ve poured out Judgment solemnly threatened in the law of Moses. You’ve brought great calamity on us — what’s happened to Jerusalem has never been equaled under all heaven! This calamity because we’ve not tried to pacify You by turning back from our sins seeking Your wisdom and reliable moral standards. (Dan 9:10-14)

Always study the whole. Daniel recognized that YHWH covenanted with Abraham and brought Israel from Egyptian bondage by promise. Asking that He, the Lord God turn His anger from His city Jerusalem due to sins and iniquities of the ancestors. For it is not because of our own righteous deeds that we are praying to you, but because your compassion is abundant. O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, pay attention, and act! Don’t delay, for Your own sake, O my God! For your city and your people are called by Your name.” (Dan 9:15-19)

Daniel had seen Gabriel, previously in a vision, when Gabriel approached in his state of extreme weariness, around the time of the evening offering. Saying I’ve come to impart understanding to you, to convey that you’re of great value in God’s sight, therefore consider and understand the vision.

The Seventy Weeks:

We don’t attempt to apply dates to this prophecy. Dan 9:24-27; “Seventy weeks have been determined concerning your people and your holy city to put an end to rebellion, to bring sin to completion, to atone for iniquity, to bring in perpetual righteousness, to seal up the prophetic vision and to anoint a most holy place. So know and understand: From the issuing of the command to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until an anointed one, a prince arives, there will be a period of seven weeks and sixty-two weeks. Jerusalem will again be built, with plaza and moat, but in distressful times. (26) Now after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one will be cut off and have nothing.

As for the city and the sanctuary, the people of the coming prince will destroy them. But his end will come speedily like a flood. Until the end of the war that has been decreed there will be destruction. He will confirm a covenant with many for one week. But in the middle of that week he will bring sacrifices and offerings to a halt. On the wing of abominations will come one who destroys, until the decreed end is poured out on the one who destroys.”)

Daniel’s “who was also called Belteshazzar” prophecy jumps to the time of King Cyrus of Persia and a message was revealed from the Lord God’s angel Michael.

Did the angel Michael reveal Jesus to Daniel?

(Daniel 10:4-7; On the twenty-fourth day of the first month “Nisan’ I was beside the great river, the Tigris. (Right after the Passover season.) I looked up and saw a man clothed in linen; around his waist was a belt made of gold from Upaz. His body resembled yellow jasper, and his face had an appearance like lightning. His eyes were like blazing torches; his arms and feet had the gleam of polished bronze. His voice thundered forth like the sound of a large crowd. Only I, Daniel, saw the vision; the men who were with me did not see it. On the contrary, they were overcome with fright and ran away to hide.

(Dan 10:8-21; I alone was left to see this great vision. My strength drained from me, and my vigor disappeared; I was without energy. I listened to his voice, and as I did so I fell into a trance-like sleep with my face to the ground. Then a hand touched me and set me on my hands and knees. He said to me, “Daniel, you are of great value. Understand the words that I am about to speak to you. So stand up, for I have now been sent to you.” When he said this to me, I stood up shaking. Then he said to me, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel, for from the very first day you applied your mind to understand and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard. I have come in response to your words. However, the prince of the kingdom of Persia was opposing me for twenty-one days. But Michael, one of the leading princes, came to help me, because I was left there with the kings of Persia.

Chapter 10 and 11 describes power struggles between Persia and Greece The one strengthening is Michael. (Dan 10:20) Daniel is told that his prophecy is for the end time and to be closed until then.

End time is parallel to Matthew 24:

(Dan 12:1-5; “At that time Michael, the great prince who watches over your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress unlike any other from the nation’s beginning up to that time. But at that time your own people, all those whose names are found written in the book, will escape. Many of those who sleep in the dusty ground will awake — some to everlasting life, and others to shame and everlasting abhorrence. But the wise will shine like the brightness of the heavenly expanse. And those bringing many to righteousness will be like the stars forever and ever. “But you, Daniel, close up these words and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will dash about, and knowledge will increase.” (5) I, Daniel, watched as two others stood there, one on each side of the river.

(Dan 12:6-7; One said to the man clothed in linen who was above the waters of the river, “When will the end of these wondrous events occur?” Then I heard the man clothed in linen who was over the waters of the river as He raised both his right and left hands to the sky and made an oath by the one who lives forever: “It is for a time, times, and half a time. Then, when the power of the one who shatters the holy people has been exhausted, all these things will be finished.”

(Dan 12:8-13; I heard, but I did not understand. So I said, “Sir, what will happen after these things?” He said, “Go, Daniel. For these matters are closed and sealed until the time of the end. Many will be purified, made clean, and refined, but the wicked will go on being wicked. None of the wicked will understand, though the wise will understand. From the time that the daily sacrifice is removed and the abomination that causes desolation is set in place, there are 1,290 days. Blessed is the one who waits and attains to the 1,335 days. (13) But you should go your way until the end. You will rest and then at the end of the days you will arise to receive what you have been allotted.”) Daniel is allotted eternal life and a ruling position with David and Jesus.

Satan is the promoter of lawless anti God ideology sources, the culprit Jesus is going to bind and ultimately destroy. Satan is the source of division, the originator of lies, he called God a liar as recorded at Genesis 3: Now all worldly religions teach some form of a “immortality at birth” doctrine; resulting in divided religions self righteously making merchandise of people. Groups teaching that all who don’t agree with their ideology are infidels, deserving destruction are themselves infidels. History demonstrates that in the past Catholicism, Protestantism, Muslim’s and others have made war on each other attempting to push their ideology. Today Muslim radicals are causing havoc among more modern Muslims and particularly so called Evangelicals. Muslim’s immortality belief is the root cause of the chaos. Believing they will be supernaturally rewarded for killing unbelievers - infidels. These radicals are supported by radicalized Muslim clerics and governments who are successfully causing their supposed enemies economic chaos.

Evangelical’s belief in a immortality at birth doctrine is just as bad spiritually speaking. Their heaven or hell doctrine also opposes God’s truth which is that immortality is only through Jesus. Jesus’ apostle Paul taught it.

God’s Grace, Mercy and Love, chapter 10

March 26th, 2020

March 26, 2,020. God’s 1st Month, Nisan 1, year 5,789

To: 24,481  “In Resident Churches of God” people called to be ‘atOne’ with Him.

Observe God’s calendar ‘see His New Moon’ today. It’s God’s first month with His first of three holy seasons. Passover is on the 14th of Nisan, and parallels April l 7 at sunset. Remember God’s days start and end at sunsets. The 15th and 22nd of Nisan are Annual Sabbaths, concluding His first holy season. The Passover season always looked forward to, ‘foreshadowing’ putting sin away. Passover season looks back and forward to Jesus remitting our sins. His followers immersing and clothing themselves in Jesus. It was hostility toward God when people changed Jesus’ Passover sacraments and instituted pagan ones from the ‘goddess of fertility.’ Our English dictionary define sacraments: (In the Protestant Churches, sacraments are baptism and Communion. The Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox include penance, confirmation, holy orders, matrimony, and the anointing of the sick.) (The so called Christian Easter attempts to mark Jesus’ resurrection on the Sunday following the full moon on or after March 21.)

Societies have evolved to ‘right intent becoming a mockery.’

Followers of Jesus, “particularly in lands where the Holy Bible once decorated tables in most western nation homes” are embarrassed by our courts, politicians and clergy’s hijacking God’s Word, Jesus’ moral teachings and the original intent of the USA’S constitution. Jesus’ followers know the culprit is Satan, he inspires anti-God attitudes and abominable to God practices resulting in this latter age’s moral declines Jesus warned about. Godly morals and condoning practices God’s Word clearly defines as abominable to Him gives ammunition to self righteous radical religious thinking. A question all should be asking; “will God use radicalized nations to punish the immoral conduct of a people that should know better?” It has happened before.

Infidel simply means “unbeliever.” The many self righteous radicalized people groups correctly call all who have turned from biblical values, “infidels.” The Holy Scriptures identify a believers as “one believing IN God.” Christian and many evangelicals define a believer as “one practicing the moral values Jesus taught.” For years we’ve attempted to define the difference between, “believing IN opposed to believing that.” (A belief that Jesus lived is acceptable to the religious evangelicals for the most part.) God the Father and God the Son require a revealed, “belief IN” in order to “worship in spirit and truth.” Which is a ‘believing IN’ the truths presented in the Holy Scriptures’ original language.

Court officials, politicians, clerics and individuals who think homosexuality and same sex marriage is acceptable to God and condoned by the US constitution are hostile unbelievers. Most officials even swear to uphold the US constitution with their hands on God’s Holy Book.

Today we’re seeing an attempt to bring the three major religions ‘professing a heritage in Abraham’ together for the purpose of standing against radicalization - terrorism. But the holy scriptures teach that a lasting peace produced by man is not on the horizon. Mostly to Jacob’s heirs God had Isaiah and Jeremiah write.

(Isaiah 58:1-3; “Shout loudly! Don’t be quiet! Yell as loud as a trumpet! Confront My people with their rebellious deeds; confront Jacob’s family with their sin! They seek Me day after day; they want to know My requirements, like a nation that does what is right and does not reject the law of their God. They ask Me for just decrees; they want to be near God. (3) They lament, ‘Why don’t You notice when we fast? Why don’t You pay attention when we humble ourselves?’ Look, at the same time you fast, you satisfy your selfish desires, you oppress your workers.”

(Isa 58:4-5; Look, your fasting is accompanied by arguments, brawls, and fistfights. Do not fast as you do today, trying to make your voice heard in heaven. Is this really the kind of fasting I want? Do I want a day when people merely humble themselves, bowing their heads like a reed and stretching out on sackcloth and ashes? Is this really what you call a fast, a day that is pleasing to the Lord?”

(Isa 58:6-7; “No, this is the kind of fast I want. I want you to remove the sinful chains, to tear away the ropes of the burdensome yoke, to set free the oppressed, and to break every burdensome yoke. I want you to share your food with the hungry and to provide shelter for homeless, oppressed people. When you see someone naked, clothe him! Don’t turn your back on your own flesh and blood!”

(Isa 58:8-12; “Then your light will shine like the sunrise; your restoration will quickly arrive; your godly behavior will go before you, and the Lord’s splendor will be your rear guard. Then you will call out, and the Lord will respond; you will cry out, and He will reply, ‘Here I am.’ You must remove the burdensome yoke from among you and stop pointing fingers and speaking sinfully. You must actively help the hungry and feed the oppressed.” Then your light will dispel the darkness, and your darkness will be transformed into noonday. (11) The Lord will continually lead you; He will feed you even in parched regions. He will give you renewed strength, and you will be like a well watered garden, like a spring that continually produces water. Your perpetual ruins will be rebuilt; you will reestablish the ancient foundations. You will be called, ‘The one who repairs broken walls, the one who makes the streets inhabitable again.’”

(Isa 58:13-15; “You must observe the Sabbath rather than doing anything you please on My holy day. You must look forward to the Sabbath and treat the Lord’s holy day with respect. You must treat it with respect by refraining from your normal activities, and by refraining from your selfish pursuits and from making business deals. Then you will find joy in your relationship to the Lord, and I will give you great prosperity, and cause crops to grow on the land I gave to your ancestor Jacob.” Know for certain that the Lord has spoken.”) As always study the whole.

Only when the Lord intervenes will peace come.

(Isaiah 59:16-20; “He, ‘the Lord’ sees there is no advocate; He is shocked that no one intervenes. So he takes matters into His own hands; His desire for justice drives Him on. He wears His desire for justice like body armor, and His desire to deliver is like a helmet on His head. He puts on the garments of vengeance and wears zeal like a robe. (18) He repays them for what they have done, dispensing angry judgment to His adversaries and punishing His enemies. He repays the coastlands. (19) In the west, people respect the Lord’s reputation; in the east they recognize His splendor. For He comes like a rushing stream driven on by wind sent from the Lord. (20) “A Protector comes to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of their rebellious deeds,” says the Lord.”   (In His planned time God does it all.)

(Isa 59:21- “As for Me, this is My promise to them,” says the Lord. “My spirit, who is upon you, and My words, which I have placed in your mouth, will not depart from your mouth or from the mouths of your children and descendants from this time forward,” says the Lord.”)

Our hat’s off to people desiring to make peace, but lasting peace can only come when God intervenes, binds Satan and changes self serving fleshly nature.

(Jeremiah 21:11-14; “The Lord told me to say to the royal court of Judah, “Listen to what the Lord says, O royal family descended from David. The Lord says: ‘See to it that people each day are judged fairly. Deliver those who have been robbed from those who oppress them. Otherwise, My wrath will blaze out against you. It will burn like a fire that cannot be put out because of the evil that you have done. (13) Listen, you who sit enthroned above the valley on a rocky plateau. I am opposed to you,’ says the Lord. ‘You boast, “No one can swoop down on us. No one can penetrate into our places of refuge.” (14) But I will punish you as your deeds deserve, ’says the Lord. ‘I will set fire to your palace; it will burn up everything around it.’”)

(Self righteous leaders can’t bring peace.)

(Jeremiah 23:16-17; “The Lord who rules over all says to the people of Jerusalem: “Do not listen to what those prophets are saying to you. They are filling you with false hopes. They are reporting visions of their own imaginations, not something the Lord has given them to say. They continually say to those who reject what the Lord has said, ‘Things will go well for you!’ They say to all those who follow the stubborn inclinations of their own hearts, ‘Nothing bad will happen to you!’

(Jer 23:18-20; Yet which of them has ever stood in the Lord’s inner circle so they could see and hear what He has to say? Which of them have ever paid attention or listened to what He has said? But just watch! The wrath of the Lord will come like a storm! Like a raging storm it will rage down on the heads of those who are wicked. (20) The anger of the Lord will not turn back until He has fully carried out His intended purposes. In days to come you people will come to understand this clearly.”

(Jer 23:21-24; I did not send those prophets. Yet they were in a hurry to give their message. I did not tell them anything. Yet they prophesied (taught) anyway. But if they had stood in My inner circle, they would have proclaimed My message to My people. They would have caused My people to turn from their wicked ways and stop doing the evil things they are doing.” “Do you people think that I am some local deity and not the transcendent God?” the Lord asks. “Do you really think anyone can hide himself where I cannot see him?” the Lord asks. “Do you not know that I am everywhere?” the Lord asks.”

(Jer 23:25-27; “The Lord says, “I have heard what those prophets who are prophesying lies in My name are saying. They are saying, ‘I have had a dream! I have had a dream!’ Those prophets are just prophesying lies. They are prophesying the delusions of their own minds. How long will they go on plotting to make My people forget who I am through the dreams they tell one another? That is just as bad as what their ancestors did when they forgot who I am by worshiping the god Baal.“

(Jer 23:28-31; “Let the prophet who has had a dream go ahead and tell his dream. Let the person who has received My message report that message faithfully. What is like straw cannot compare to what is like grain! I, the Lord, affirm it! My message is like a fire that purges dross! It is like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces! I, the Lord, so affirm it! So I, the Lord, affirm that I am opposed to those prophets who steal messages from one another that they claim are from Me. I, the Lord, affirm that I am opposed to those prophets who are using their own tongues to declare, ‘The Lord declares….’ (32-34; “I, the Lord, affirm that I am opposed to those prophets who dream up lies and report them. They are misleading My people with their reckless lies. I did not send them. I did not commission them. They are not helping these people at all. I, the Lord, affirm it!” “The Lord said to me, “Jeremiah, when one of these people, or a prophet, or a priest asks you, ‘What burdensome message do you have from the Lord?’ Tell them, ‘You are the burden, and I will cast you away. I, the Lord, affirm it! I will punish any prophet, priest, or other person who says “The Lord’s message is burdensome.” I will punish both that person and his whole family.’”

(Jer 23:35-40; “So I, Jeremiah, tell you, “Each of you people should say to his friend or his relative, ‘How did the Lord answer? Or what did the Lord say?’ You must no longer say that the Lord’s message is burdensome. For what is ‘burdensome’ really pertains to what a person himself says. You are misrepresenting the words of our God, the living God, the Lord who rules over all. (37) Each of you should merely ask the prophet, ‘What answer did the Lord give you? Or what did the Lord say?’ But just suppose you continue to say, ‘The message of the Lord is burdensome.’ Here is what the Lord says will happen: ‘I sent word to you that you must not say, “The Lord’s message is burdensome.” But you used the words “The Lord’s message is burdensome” anyway. So I will carry you far off and throw you away. I will send both you and the city I gave to you and to your ancestors out of My sight. I will bring on you lasting shame and lasting disgrace which will never be forgotten!’”)

Governments, politicians and clerics attempting to bring about a divided peace are ultimately playing into Satan’s demonic delusions.

God’s Grace, Mercy and Love, chapter 9

March 25th, 2020

March 23, 2,020. God’s 12th Month, Adar 28, year 5,789

To: 24,426  “In Resident Churches of God” people called to be ‘atOne’ with Him.

Tomorrow: Nisan 1, begins God’s first month, we’re 14 days from the Lord’s Passover season. 14th is Passover with 15th and 22nd annual Sabbaths concluding the season. After Jesus’ return rain will be withheld to nations that don’t celebrate His annual Sabbaths. See Zachariah 14:17-19; always study the whole, it’s serious with God. “Nations refusing to go up to Jerusalem and celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles will get no rain.” His Sabbaths look back and forward at His planned savings and judgments.

For new readers we want to establish Jesus’ identity, ‘deity’ and the fact that He does not change. (Heb 13:8; “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever!”) Jesus is the Lord God that inspired Moses’ mind, revealing the Old Testament Books of the law. (See John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:15-20 and,

(Heb 1:1-4; “After God spoke long ago in various portions and in various ways to our ancestors through the prophets, in these last days He has spoken to us in a Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He created the world. (3) The Son is the radiance of His glory and the representation of His essence, and He sustains all things by His powerful word, and so when He had accomplished cleansing for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Thus He became so far better than the angels as He has inherited a name superior to theirs.”) Prayerfully study the whole chapter.

In these three scriptural text it’s established that God the Father willed that God the Son create all things, through Jesus all things were created and all things are sustained. God the Father willed that eternal life is through God the Son, ‘Jesus.’ God the Father and God the Son have not and will not change, the notable change in the law is that since Pentecost and Jesus’ ascension, recipients of His energizing Holy Spirit have the law ingrained, ‘imputed’ in the mind and thus become at one with God the Father and God the Son. The temple, blood sacrifices and all the workings associated with the law points to Jesus, “the law giver with whom Israel’s covenant was and is with.”

His death ended that first Old Covanant.

(Heb 9:11-12; “But now Christ has come as the high priest of the good things to come. He passed through the greater and more perfect tent not made with hands, that is, not of this creation, and He entered once for all into the most holy place not by the blood of goats and calves but by His own blood, and so He Himself secured eternal redemption.”

(Heb 9:13-14; “For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow sprinkled on those who are defiled consecrated them and provided ritual purity, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, purify our consciences from dead works to worship the living God.”

(Heb 9:15-28; “And so He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance He has promised, since He died to set them free from the violations committed under the first covenant. (16) For where there is a will, the death of the one who made it must be proven. For a will takes effect only at death, since it carries no force while the one who made it is alive. (18) So even the first covenant was inaugurated with blood. For when Moses had spoken every command to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats with water and scarlet wool and hyssop and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that God has commanded you to keep.” (21) And both the tabernacle and all the utensils of worship he likewise sprinkled with blood. Indeed according to the law almost everything was purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. (23) So it was necessary for the sketches of the things in heaven to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves required better sacrifices than these. (24) For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with hands – the representation of the true sanctuary – but into heaven itself, and He appears now in God’s presence for us. And He did not enter to offer Himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the sanctuary year after year with blood that is not his own, for then He would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But now He has appeared once for all at the consummation of the ages to put away sin by His sacrifice. (27) And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment, so also, after Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, to those who eagerly await Him He will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation.”)

Jesus’ death ended the old covenant’s law regarding forgiveness of sins and ushered in the oneness obtainable through believing IN His shed blood for the remission of sin. That oneness is a putting on Jesus, clothing with and immersing one’s self in the life of Jesus. Jesus’ New Covenant is with a called out selected people; a Believing IN people by promise; in similar fashion to the Old Covenant. As Israelites were a separate people by promise through Abraham, followers of Jesus are a separated people by promise through Abraham and descendent Jesus.

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

Only Jesus was born immortal.

(Rom 2:6-14; “He, ‘Jesus’ will reward each one according to His works: eternal life to those who by perseverance in good works seek glory and honor and immortality, but wrath and anger to those who live in selfish ambition and do not obey the truth but follow unrighteousness. There will be affliction and distress on everyone who does evil, on the Jew first and also the Greek, but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, for the Jew first and also the Greek. (11) For there is no partiality with God. For all who have sinned apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous before God, but those who do the law will be declared righteous. (14) For whenever the Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by (their changed) nature the things required by the law, these who do not have the law are a law to themselves. They show that the work of the law is written in their hearts, as their conscience bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or else defend them, on the day when God will judge the secrets of human hearts, according to my gospel through Christ Jesus.”)

Only the called out to believe IN people grow spiritually with the gifted desire to be at one with God the Father and God the Son. Others maintain a selfish ambition and do not obey the truth but follow unrighteousness.

(2Cor 3:1-6; “Are we, ‘apostles’  beginning to commend ourselves again? We don’t need letters of recommendation to you or from you as some other people do, do we? You, ‘followers of Jesus’ yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone, revealing that you are a letter of Christ, delivered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on stone tablets but on tablets of human hearts. Now we have such confidence in God through Christ. (5) Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as if it were coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, who made us adequate to be servants of a New Covenant not based on the letter but on the Spirit, for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”)

Times God the Father and God the Son set aide to be holy, for our benefit also foreshadow His planning. The weekly Sabbath looks forward to Jesus’ millennial rule on earth. Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread always looked forward to Jesus being our Passover; for our putting sin away and growing in the grace and knowledge of God. Festival of Weeks ‘Pentecost’ foreshadowed God’s gifting His people with His energizing Holy Spirit; was a God ordained Holy Day before Jesus’ ascension, and will remain so through out His millennial rule and beyond

Festival of Weeks, “Pentecost” means to ‘count fifty’

(Leviticus 23:15-16; “‘You must count for yourselves seven weeks from the day after the Sabbath, from the day you bring the wave offering sheaf; they must be complete weeks. You must count fifty days – until the day after the seventh Sabbath – and then you must present a new grain offering to the Lord.“ (A welfare system.)

(Lev 23:21-22; “‘On this very day you must proclaim an assembly; it is to be a holy assembly for you. You must not do any regular work. This is a perpetual statute in all the places where you live throughout your generations. (22) When you gather in the harvest of your land, you must not completely harvest the corner of your field, and you must not gather up the gleanings of your harvest. You must leave them for the poor and the foreigner. I am the Lord your God.’”)

The vegetable and fruit growing season around Jerusalem is such that around fifty days after Passover is the first harvest. Pentecost is a foreshadowing of first fruits, both harvest of food and first fruits of God’s energizing Holy Spirit.

Our Lord’s brother James was called to be a follower of Jesus and was elected to be a leader in the Jerusalem Church of God. Allow his shared wisdom.

(James 3:13-18; “Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct he should show his works done in the gentleness that wisdom brings. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfishness in your hearts, do not boast and tell lies against the truth. Such wisdom does not come from above but is earthly, natural, demonic. (16) For where there is jealousy and selfishness, there is disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and not hypocritical. And the fruit that consists of righteousness is planted in peace among those who make peace.”)

We live in a world that lacks wisdom, is earthly, natural and demonic because this world’s god is Satan.

God’s Grace, Mercy and Love, chapter 8

March 24th, 2020

God’s Grace Mercy and Love, chapter 8    24,426

March 23, 2,020. God’s 12th Month, Adar 28, year 5,789

To: 24,426  “In Resident Churches of God” people called to be ‘atOne’ with Him.

    The same Creator Lord Jesus who re-created fish and bread feeding thousands more than once, resurrecting Lazarus to physical life and did even greater miracles through His apostles.  Long before doing miracles through Moses.

    (Exodus 17:5-6; The Lord said to Moses, “Go over before the people; take with you some of the elders of Israel and take in your hand your staff with which you struck the Nile and go. I will be standing before you there on the rock in Horeb, and you will strike the rock and water will come out of it so that the people may drink.” And Moses did so in plain view of the elders of Israel.”)

    As life giver Jesus purposely waited four days before resurrecting Lazarus back to physical life. He healed many through Peter’s shadow passing over them, healed and gave physical life back to people through His apostles.

   (Acts 9:32-35; Now as Peter was traveling around from place to place, he also came down to the saints who lived in Lydda.  He found there a man named Aeneas who had been confined to a mattress for eight years because he was paralyzed. (34) Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Get up and make your own bed!” And immediately he got up. All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.”)

    Perhaps many communities would turn to the Lord Jesus, if such miracles were done for people as documented to have been to this paralyzed man.

Jesus Raised Dorcas through Peter.

   (Acts 9:36-43;  “Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which in translation means Dorcas). She was continually doing good deeds and acts of charity. At that time she became sick and died. When they had washed her body, they placed it in an upstairs room. (38) Because Lydda was near Joppa, when the disciples heard that Peter was there, they sent two men to him and urged him, “Come to us without delay.” So Peter got up and went with them, and when he arrived they brought him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him, crying and showing him the tunics and other clothing Dorcas used to make while she was with them. (40) But Peter sent them all outside, knelt down, and prayed. Turning to the body, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” Then she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up. He gave her his hand and helped her get up. Then he called the Saints and widows and presented her alive. This became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. (43 ) So Peter stayed many days in Joppa with a man named Simon, a tanner.”)

    Lazarus and Tabitha experienced another “a beginning.” We experience beginnings throughout life as do places after earthquakes and nations after new governments. (We and most so called scholars believe Genesis was revealed to Moses in the Hebrew language; “revealed by God and written through Moses. The New Testament was mostly written in Greek and authenticated by Jesus’ apostle John)

   Many manuscript researches and some language translators work with agendas. Truth is better served through old and New Testament comparisons. The following italicized additions fit with Jesus’ Re-creative powers and Peter’s understanding.

    Let’s review. (Genesis 1:1-5; “In the ‘A’ beginning’ God created the heavens and the earth. (2) Now ‘at the time’ the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water. God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light! God saw that the light was good, so God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning, marking the first day.”)

   With such understandings believers of evolutionist, agnostics, nonbelievers and science have no sound argument against God being Creator. Also few professing Christians believe IN Jesus’ profound words as written in the likes of Matthews 24th chapter. (Matt 24:9-14; “Then they (unbelievers)  will hand you over to be persecuted and will kill you. You ‘followers of Me’ will be hated by all the nations because of My name ‘nature - characteristics.’ (10) Then many will be led into sin, and they will betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will appear and deceive many, and because lawlessness ‘sin’ will increase so much, the love of many will grow cold. (13) But the person who endures to the end will be saved. (14) And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.”)

    Popular teachings in our communities about Jesus are not His truths. People love teachings that border on evolving superstitions and a condoning a Jesus that came to do away with God the Father’s ways. People in general love demonic lies.

   Jesus’ prophecy specifies several things we need to watch for. (1) All but His Elect will be deceived. (2) Truth so diluted that Satan and his followers manifesting themselves as angels of light will be accepted. (3) Daniel’s prophecy about the abomination of desolation taking place. See Daniel 9: (4) A final fulfillment likened to the events of A.D. 70, when Antiochus’ IV abominations in 167 B.C. committed abominable to God sacrifices. Apparently a final fulfillment will occur in the end time tribulation age. Jesus indicates Antiochus’ abomination aren’t final fulfillments. (See Mark 13:14, 19, 24; and Rev 3:10). The demonic hatred of Jews is part of the abomination.

    (Matthew 24:15-22; “So when you see the abomination of desolation – spoken about by Daniel the prophet – standing in the holy place (let the reader understand then those in Judea must flee to the mountains. The one on the roof must not come down to take anything out of his house and the one in the field must not turn back to get his cloak. (19) Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing their babies in those days! Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. For then there will be great suffering unlike anything that has happened from the beginning of the world until now, or ever will happen. (22) And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the Elect those days will be cut short.”)

   It’s revealed through Paul and to all called out followers of Jesus that Believers IN are individually houses of His Energizing Holy Spirit representing His church. Jesus reveals the good and bad characteristics to His believing people, His church.

Study Revelations 2: and 3: to discover things we need to overcome.

   (Matt 24:14; “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.”)

    Satan has so divided religions using Jesus’ name that many organizations assume Jesus’ good news is being proclaimed by them. Jesus has that too preplanned.

   (Revelations 11:1-13; “Then a measuring rod like a staff was given to me ‘John’ and I was told, “Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and the ones who worship there. But do not measure the outer courtyard of the temple; leave it out, because it has been given to the Gentiles, and they will trample on the holy city for forty-two months.(3) And I ‘Jesus’ will grant My two witnesses authority to prophesy ‘teach’ for 1,260 days, dressed in sackcloth. (These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.) (Seven stars and seven golden lampstants? (Rev 1:20 “The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in My right hand and the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.)

    (Rev 11:5-14; “If anyone wants to harm them, fire comes out of their mouths and completely consumes their enemies. If anyone wants to harm them, they must be killed this way. These two ‘witnesses’ have the power to close up the sky so that it does not rain during the time they are prophesying. They have power to turn the waters to blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague whenever they want. (7) When they have completed their testimony, the beast that comes up from the abyss will make war on them and conquer them and kill them. (8) Their corpses will lie in the street of the great city that is symbolically called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was also crucified. For three and a half days those from every people, tribe, nation, and language will look at their corpses, because they will not permit them to be placed in a tomb. (10) And those who live on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate, even sending gifts to each other, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth. (11) But after three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and tremendous fear seized those who were watching them. (12) Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them: “Come up here!” So the two prophets went up to heaven in a cloud while their enemies stared at them. (13) Just  then a major earthquake took place and a tenth of the city collapsed; seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.” The second woe has come and gone; the third is coming quickly.”)

    What will the message of the two witnesses, “prophets, teachers” be?” The message of truth as proclaimed by Jesus, His prophets, apostles and followers. Their message like Jesus’ will be hated by the world. The Elect are those to whom God the Father selects, reveals Himself, His Son and His message of truth.

    Remain loyal to the Lord, you chosen people of His, for His loyal followers lack nothing!

   (Psalms 34:10-18; Even young lions sometimes lack food and are hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Come children! Listen to me! I will teach you what it means to fear the Lord. Do you want to really live? Would you love to live a long, happy life? Then make sure you don’t speak evil words or use deceptive speech! Turn away from evil and do what is right! Strive for peace and promote it! The Lord pays attention to the godly and hears their cry for help. But the Lord opposes evildoers and wipes out all memory of them from the earth. The godly cry out and the Lord hears; He saves them from all their troubles. The Lord is near the brokenhearted; He delivers those who are discouraged.

(19-32; The godly face many dangers, but the Lord saves them from each one of them. He protects all his bones; not one of them is broken. Evil people self-destruct; those who hate the godly are punished. The Lord rescues His servants; all who take shelter in Him escape punishment.”)

Divided of mind individuals, unbelievers, people looking superstitiously to religions, families and divided nations are on a self-destruction path of their own making.

God’s Grace, Mercy and Love, chapter 7

March 22nd, 2020

March 22, 2,020. God’s 12th Month, Adar 26, year 5,789

To: 24,389 “In Resident Churches of God” people called to be ‘atOne’ with Him.

In the past fifty years the U.S. has evolved to a condoning of Sodom and Gomorrah values, “anti God attitudes” that’ll cause Him to use harsh corrective measures if there’s no genuine turning. The foundation for such condoning practices began with disobedience, people making gods fit their notions, speaking and publishing superstitions akin to demonic occult practices. The result? Darken minds, false teachers manifesting themselves as angels of light and plagues.

(Romans 1:18-21; “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of people who suppress the truth by their unrighteousness, because what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes – His eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, because they are understood through what has been made. So people are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or give Him thanks, but they became futile in their thoughts and their senseless hearts were darkened.”) (When a nation’s people deny creation and practice ungodliness. don’t consider God’s Way He darkens their understanding.)

(Rom 1:22-25; “Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for an image resembling mortal human beings or birds or four-footed animals or reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to impurity, to dishonor their bodies among themselves. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.”)

(When professing Christians assume the New Covenant gives freedoms nullifying God’s eternal principles, attributes and commandments He gives them over to darkness as He did Israel before scattering them. It’s apparent such people don’t know Creator Jesus.)

(Rom 1:26-32; “For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged the natural sexual relations for unnatural ones, and likewise the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed in their passions for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. (28) And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done. They are filled with every kind of unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, malice. They are rife with envy, murder, strife, deceit, hostility. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, contrivers of all sorts of evil, disobedient to parents, senseless, covenant-breakers, heartless, ruthless. (32) Although they fully know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but also approve of those who practice them.”) (Compare with Rev 8:21)

Result is that we have many religions condoning most anything and some wanting to kill any that don’t agree with their theories. The world at large is where Satan has led it. Jesus ask the question; “will the Son find faith on earth when He returns?” Then He answered His own question at Matthew 24:22; “And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the Elect those days will be cut short.”)

Perhaps we’d have fewer nonbelievers had translators of God’s Holy Scriptures explained the difference in, “a beginning and the beginning.” When religions teach and professing Christians believe “the beginning analogy” was when Adam and Eve was created and applied that to this earth’s beginning they give agnostics, atheists, unbelievers and falsely so called science much ammunition against truth. When people see prehistoric creatures excavated, examine rock formations and consider earth’s vast oil reserves, it’s obvious that earth’s age is much more than the 5,789 year history Judaism has chronicled. (Remember it’s to the Jews that God has entrusted His oracles.)

(Rom 2:1-2: “Therefore what advantage does the Jew have, or what is the value of circumcision? Actually, there are many advantages. First of all, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God.)

Science can’t define “beginnings and endings” with God. We called Believers IN, have revealed faith knowledge of God’s truth as defined in Revelations to John. (“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God – the One who is, and who was, and who is still to come – the All-Powerful!” Revelations 1;8)

This revealed faith knowledge isn’t understood by the world, disturbing unbelievers. By revealed faith believers IN God the Father and God the Son as they’re defined is, “Jesus is the first and last, through whom is life, He’s Creator, Re-creator, Sustainer, Mediator, Planner and coming King of Kings. He possesses loving characteristics of righteousness, holiness and He judges what’s right, wrong, good and evil. (These characteristic are defined in “Jesus’ Revelations to John,” at Colossians 1:15-20, John 1:1-5 and Hebrews 1:)

(Revelations 21:6-8; He also said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the water of life. The one who conquers ‘overcomes’ will inherit these things and I will be his God and he will be My son. (8) But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.”) (A second death doesn’t fit denominational theories of, “a born immortal and hell, heaven doctrine.”)

(Rev 22:6; Then the angel said to me, “These words are reliable and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent His angel to show His servants what must happen soon. (Rev 22:7-11; Look! I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy expressed in this book. I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things and when I heard and saw them, I threw myself down to worship at the feet of the angel who was showing them to me. (9) But he said to me, “Do not do this! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers the prophets, and with those who obey the words of this book. Worship God!” Then he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy contained in this book, because the time is near. (11) The evildoer must continue to do evil, and the one who is morally filthy must continue to be filthy. The one who is righteous must continue to act righteously, and the one who is holy must continue to be holy.”) (In other words, it isn’t our prerogative to convert.)

(Rev 22:12-15; (Look! I am coming soon, and My reward is with Me to pay each one according to what he has done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end! Blessed are those who wash their robes so they can have access to the tree of life and can enter into the city by the gates. (15) Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the sexually immoral, murderers, idolaters, everyone who loves and practices falsehood!”)

Believers IN Jesus are Temples of the Holy Spirit,

His church and bride of Christ.

(Rev 22:16-21; “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the Root and the Descendant of David, the bright morning star!” And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say: “Come!” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wants it take the water of life free of charge. I testify to the one who hears the words of the prophecy contained in this book: If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes away from the words of this book of prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city that are described in this book. (20) The one who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.”)

What about our beginning? Particularly Believers IN God?

From science’s position, it’s at conception. Time a seed united with an egg. But the Believer’s beginning was when God predestined. It can’t be disproved.

(Ephesians 1:3-14; “Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. For He chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world that we may be holy and unblemished in His sight in love. (5) He did this by predestining us to adoption as His sons through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure of His will – to the praise of the glory of His grace that He has freely bestowed on us in His dearly loved Son.”

The believer’s beginning was when God the Father thought He’d adopt to His spiritual family in Christ before the foundation of the world. Spiritually speaking; “our beginning was when God the Father predestined, through Jesus Christ.”

Another beginning is when God reveals Himself

and each believes IN His Word. “Jesus.”

(Eph 1:7-10; “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace that He lavished on us in all wisdom and insight. (9) He did this when He revealed to us the secret of His will, according to His good pleasure that He set forth in Christ, toward the administration of the fullness of the times, to head up all things in Christ – the things in heaven and the things on earth.”

(Eph 1:11-14; “In Christ we too have been claimed as God’s own possession, since we were predestined according to the one purpose of Him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of His will so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, would be to the praise of His glory. And when you heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation) – when you believed in Christ – you were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit, who is the down payment of our inheritance, until the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.”)

(People gifted to inherit eternal life in this age have been claimed through a gifted belief in Jesus Christ, are among the first to set hopes in Him, Temples of the Holy Spirit, His possession, His church, His bride and family.)

God’s Grace, Mercy and Love, chapter 6

March 21st, 2020

March 21, 2,020. God’s 12th Month, Adar 25, year 5,789

To: 24,344 “In Resident Churches of God” people called to be ‘atOne’ with Him.

Judeans in Jesus day had already gone off truth’s reservation,

thinking to keep a semblance of the law and their being Abraham’s

descendents made them righteous. Similar to denominations today.

(John 8:32; Then Jesus said to those Judeans who had believed Him, “If you continue to follow My teaching, you are really My disciples and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” The Judeans replied.

(John 8:33-37; “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been anyone’s slaves! How can You say, ‘You will become free’?” Jesus answered them, “I tell you the solemn truth, everyone who practices sin is a slave of sin. The slave does not remain in the family forever, but the Son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be really free. I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. But you want to kill me, because My teaching makes no progress among you. (38) I am telling you the things I have seen while with the Father; as for you, practice the things you have heard from the “your” Father!” (John 8:41; clarifies Jesus’ meaning.) (John 8:41; You people are doing the deeds of your father.” Then they said to Jesus, “We were not born as a result of immorality! We have only one Father, God himself.”) (These Judeans knew Jesus was born before Mary’s marriage. They didn‘t understand nor do they yet, “Jesus was immaculately fathered.”)

Worldly denominations still don’t understand “who we obey is our god.” Creator Jesus gave Adam superior intellect to name animals according to their characteristics and name Eve accordingly.

Consider Adam’s gifted intellect.

(Gen 2:18-20; “The Lord God ‘Jesus’ said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a companion for him who corresponds to him.” The Lord God formed out of the ground every living animal of the field and every bird of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them, and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. (20) So the man named all the animals, the birds of the air, and the living creatures of the field, but for Adam no companion who corresponded to him was found.”

(21-25; So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, and while he was asleep, He took part of the man’s side and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the part He had taken out of the man, and He brought her to the man. (23) Then the man said, “This one at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one will be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.“ That is why a man leaves his father and mother and unites with his wife and they become a new family. The man and his wife were both naked, but they were not ashamed.”)

(Before the foundation of this earth, God preplanned “the way” in which we could inherit immortality and be members of His family.)

We can’t know Godly love until He’s revealed.

God is the personification of love; it’s obvious that He does and plans all things from His loving characteristics. Destroying evil and allowing Satan’s demonic obstacles for a preplanned time and providing ‘the way” for His chosen to inherit a new nature like His is love. The adversary is Satan and his objective is to cause a disbelief, division, chaos and in general cause folks to overlook their need to overcome their inherited from Adam nature. The biblical accounts of Satan’s causing folks to go against God’s will are many.

(1Chronicles 21:1; “An adversary opposed Israel, inciting David to count how many warriors Israel had.”) (“Adversary Or “Satan?” The Hebrew word can refer to an adversary in general or Satan in particular.) When David numbered the army of Israel, he was demonstrating his distrust in God. As today, when nations build up their military for the purpose of protection, they’re demonstrating their distrust. (Read the account of Satan tempting Job and his communing with God at Job 1: and 2:)

Study Matthew 4: to discern Satan’s knowledge of the Holy Scriptures and how Jesus handled his temptations. Satan promised Jesus the kingdoms of the world if He’d worship him. Jesus never said; “kingdoms aren’t yours to give,” for He’s the One allowing him to be god of this world’s system of things for a set time. Until that set time Satan is the conqueror of nations, the influencing force that’s causing world wide division and chaos. Jesus inspired Isaiah’s mind to share Satan’s demise. (Re-study Isaiah 14:12-15)

The background for the imagery in the whole section is directed to the demonically influenced king of Babylon, clearly depicted as a human ruler influenced by Satan. Other kings address Satan as “the man” in v. 16, and, according to vv. 19-20, Satan can possess a physical body. The language of vv. 12-15 has led some to see a dual referent in the taunt song. These verses, which appear to be spoken by other pagan kings to a pagan king (9-11), contain several titles and motifs that resemble those of Canaanite mythology, including references to Helel son of Shachar, the stars of El, the mountain of assembly, the recesses of Zaphon and the divine title Most High.

Apparently these verses allude to a Satanic mythological story about a minor god (Helel son of Shachar) who tried to take over Zaphon, the mountain of the gods. As the mythology goes, his attempted coup failed and he was hurled down to the underworld. The king of Babylon is taunted for having similar unrealized delusions of grandeur. It’s prophesied that Satan will again attempt similar undertakings, do miracles in this later age, work through human subjects, force people to worship an image and receive a mark in order to buy and sell.

Job’s witnessing Babylon, Jezebel, prophecies regarding Satan and Israel’s stubbornness are all written for our understanding and learning. Jesus’ apostle Paul was inspired to share; (“For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope. Now may the God of endurance and comfort give you unity with one another in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:4-6)

It’s God’s grace, mercy and love that He preserved the Holy Scripture for our purification. Peter shares his revelations as following; “You ‘followers of Jesus’ have purified your souls by obeying the truth in order to show sincere mutual love. So love one another earnestly from a pure heart. You ’followers of Jesus’  have been born anew, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God. For all flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of the grass; the grass withers and the flower falls off, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” 1Peter 1:22-25)

(Flesh like grass? Is a metaphor for humanity – fleshly humans is both frail and temporary. God’s in the process of making believers “in His spiritual likeness so each inherits eternal life.”)

(Heb 9:27-28; “And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment, so also, after Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, to those who eagerly await Him He will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation.”)

God’s Love defined.

God the Father and God the Son ‘Jesus,’ from their eternal characteristic of love, holiness and righteousness; created humankind in their image and likeness for the ultimate purpose of making “faith believers” literal spiritual children, “Gods.”

The holy scriptures don’t necessarily give reasons for Satan‘s rebellion; however it’s likely, when he learned of God’s plan to spiritually birth fleshly humankind into His spiritual family, he became jealous and led other angelic beings to follow him in pursuit of building an adverse to God’s kingdom. Thus Paul was inspired to write; (“some teachers want a chance to be regarded as our equals in the things they boast about. 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.” 2Corinthians 11:12-15.)

The arrogant boastful don’t realize they’re born with a deceitful heart.

It’s a demonic inspired fleshly characteristic that causes desires to disguise one’s self as something they aren’t. It’s natural that fleshly people stretch things to impress others to view them as they’d like themselves to be thought of. This describes the nature we inherit from Adam. A deceitful sin or lawlessness toward God nature that must be changed is what we inherited from Adam. Jesus inspired Jeremiah to give revelations regarding our inherited trust in our own intellect, “our human nature.”

(Jeremiah 17:5-8; The Lord says, “I will put a curse on people who trust in mere human beings, who depend on mere flesh and blood for their strength, and whose hearts have turned away from the Lord. They will be like a shrub in the desert. They will not experience good things even when they happen. It will be as though they were growing in the desert, in a salt land where no one can live. (7) My blessing is on those people who trust in Me, who put their confidence in Me. They will be like a tree planted near a stream whose roots spread out toward the water. It has nothing to fear when the heat comes. Its leaves are always green. It has no need to be concerned in a year of drought. It does not stop bearing fruit.”)

(Jer 17:9-11; “The human mind is more deceitful than anything else. It is incurably bad. Who can understand it? I, the Lord, probe into people’s minds. I examine people’s hearts. I deal with each person according to how he has behaved. I give them what they deserve based on what they have done. (11) The person who gathers wealth by unjust means is like the partridge that broods over eggs but does not hatch them. Before his life is half over he will lose his ill-gotten gains. At the end of his life it will be clear he was a fool.”)

The fleshly mind thinks God’s condoning allows people to do what they think is right. Paul was given understanding and shared it with called Believers at Romans 1: particularly verses 15-21.)

God’s Grace, Mercy and Love, chapter 5

March 19th, 2020

March 19, 2,020. God’s 12th Month, Adar 23, year 5,789

To: “In Resident Churches of God” people called to be ‘atOne’ with Him.

God the Father and God the Son planned “The Son’s” giving Himself for the remission of sin EVEN before re-creating this earth and creating human life. God the Son created Adam and Eve in their likeness and image. Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, The One with the Father from a beginning.

Truths some consider speculation in this chapter was revealed to Jesus’ apostles. Particularly to John in, “Jesus’ revelations to John” and to Peter.

(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 was deluged with water. (7) 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.”)

Peter’s above prophecy and in his next section jumps beyond Jesus’ millennial 1,000 year reign, final judgment and New Jerusalem’s coming.

(2Peter 3:8-9; Now, dear friends, do not let this one thing escape your notice, that a single day is like a thousand years with the Lord and a thousand years are like a single day. (9) The Lord is not slow concerning His promise, as some regard slowness, but is being patient toward you, because He does not wish for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.”)

(This day of God is not Jesus’ coming to establish His rule, nor when Satan is bound, but many years after God the Father comes down with New Jerusalem and all Israel saved. All Israel being spiritual followers of Jesus. “He does not wish that any parish but all come to repentance.)

(2Peter 3:10-13; But the day of the Lord will come like a thief; when it comes the heavens will disappear with a horrific noise, and the celestial bodies will melt away in a blaze, the earth and every deed done on it will be laid bare. Since all these things are to melt away in this manner, what sort of people must we be, conducting our lives in holiness and godliness, while waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God? Because of this day, the heavens will be burned up and dissolve, and the celestial bodies will melt away in a blaze! But, according to His promise, we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness truly resides.”)

(Remember God’s ultimate eternal plan is the growth of His spiritual family. All becoming Sons of God, all evil destroyed and only righteousness residing.)

(A thousand years is as one day with God. We‘re in the approximate year of 5,789, the seventh thousand year with Jesus reigning as king of kings is likened to a weekly Sabbath and foreshadowed by the weekly Sabbath.) (God’s set aside three seasons with seven annual Sabbaths foreshadows Repentance, Born from above, Jesus ruling with His Saints, Israel’s next deliverance to former promised borders, Nations recognizing Israel’s God, Peace on earth, Satan’s short term release and Judgment. Beyond that?)

All began with God and His plan.

(Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”)

Beginning? A beginning? The referent of the word “beginning” has to be defined from the context “since there is no beginning or ending with God.” Verse two tells us the earth existed, without shape and empty. Something happened before this Re-creation.

(Gen 1:2 “Now the earth was without shape and empty and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water.”)

Planet earth was covered by water and darkness at the time of Jesus’ re-creation. The New Testament’s Holy Scriptures reveal other records of Jesus’ re-creating. (Creator Jesus re-created fish and bread feeding thousands at least twice. Created aged wine from water. He resurrected Lazarus to physical life after being dead four days and resurrected others through His apostle. Through Moses Jesus did many miracles demonstrating His re-creative and creative powers, creating and giving water from within a rock. Many more to numerous to mention. Jesus had Isaiah prophecy about Satan’s fall and revealed a spiritual warfare at a previous time. (Did spiritual warfare and Satan’s judgment cause this earth to become without shape, void, empty and without shape?) Jesus told His disciples that “He saw Satan fall like lightning.” (See Luke 10:18) Consider why God made a covenant with Noah and all living after another flood.)

Gen 9:12-17; And God said, “This is the guarantee of the covenant I am making with you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all subsequent generations: I will place My rainbow in the clouds, and it will become a guarantee of the covenant between Me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, (15) then I will remember My covenant with you and with all living creatures of all kinds. Never again will the waters become a flood and destroy all living things. When the rainbow is in the clouds, I will notice it and remember the perpetual covenant between God and all living creatures of all kinds that are on the earth.” So God said to Noah, “This is the guarantee of the covenant that I am confirming between Me and all living things that are on the earth.”)

Allow a little speculation; the Holy Scriptures reveals much about what is written in this chapter, however “some detail is left to faith speculation.”

Obviously this earth was flooded when Jesus’ re-creation began. Remember our studies of Hebrews 1:, John 1:1-5 and Colossians 1:15-20, confirming that all things were created by Jesus. So called pre-historic life, ‘dinosaurs etc’ were destroyed in the flood preceding the Noah day flood and all but Noah and family were destroyed in the last.

We Believers IN God the Father and God the Son, have knowing faith regarding creation and re-creation. We know God has made a perpetual covenant with His earth regarding it’s relationship to Him and His Son.

Re-creation.

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

God the Father so loved God the Son that He willed that all things be created by, for and through Him. He planned and willed that Jesus become our sacrifice for the remission of our sin, “mankind’s lawless practices.” God foreknew mankind’s nature and Satan’s influences on people’s sinful beliefs and practices. Jesus as Lord God Creator, Re-creator and Sustainer, created and communed with Adam and Eve.

(Before Adam and Eve committed lawlessness; God the Father and God the Son knew and allowed Satan’s purpose in deceiving them through their fleshly nature.) Even then God the Father was planning “the way” for a family relationship with Himself through Jesus. So, by God the Father’s grace, mercy and love it was preplanned that Creator ‘Jesus’ would become flesh, put on the nature of mankind and shed His life blood so lawlessness could be forgiven to those called and chosen to believe IN.

God’s selecting and made friendship dealings with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and David, “all looked forward to Abraham’s seed, ‘descendents’ inheriting eternal life through the Son of God “Jesus’’ blood sacrifice. After creating and re-creating the earth and heavenly expanse by His energizing Holy Spirit, it was apparently Spokesman Jesus that 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.”

(Gen 1:27-31; “God created humankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them, male and female He created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply! Fill the earth and subdue it! Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that moves on the ground.” (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. (30) 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.”)

Knowing the “Creator God is Jesus” is the foundation for believing IN faith.

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

(Gen 2:4; This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created – when the Lord God made the earth and heavens.”)

Three things people aren’t able to change (1) timing of the new moon’s appearance, (2) the seven day week cycle and (3) it’s Creator God’s prerogative to say what is right, wrong, good and evil.

(Gen 2:8; “The Lord God planted an orchard in the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man He had formed. The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow from the soil, every tree that was pleasing to look at and good for food. (Now the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil were in the middle of the orchard.)

(Note that the tree represents “the way” of knowledge of what’s right, wrong, good and evil.)

(Gen 2:15-17; “The Lord God took the man and placed him in the orchard in Eden to care for it and to maintain it. Then the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat fruit from every tree of the orchard, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will surely die.”)

Jesus, in effect is saying; “it is for your own good that you look to Me for knowledge regarding what’s good and evil. Remember angelic beings, including Satan is Jesus’ creation. Before Satan rebelled He had been a loyal angel, but when deceit overcame him, he became the devil. Jesus knew how Satan would work on Adam, Eve, all their descendents and that result. Next we’ll consider Adam’s intellect.

God’s Grace, Mercy and Love, chapter 4

March 18th, 2020

March 18, 2,020. God’s 12th Month, Adar 22, year 5,789

To: “God’s in Resident Churches” people called to be ‘atOne’ with Him.

When there’re various plagues, could diet be a saving component? Could be, because eating only God designated clean animals, like circumcision is a seal of obedience. God chooses and sanctifies “sets apart” a people for His purpose and timing. His ultimate purpose is family, “more in His spiritual likeness.” Others were chosen before Noah, but we’ll start with Noah on the subject of being set aside. God found Noah righteous in His view and commissioned him to build the ark for the saving of himself, family and animal life. Noah likely knew he was a set aside person before being told to build the ark, “by reason that he knew about clean and unclean animals.” (If he didn’t, he certainly discovered it to be a seal of obedience when God lined up 7 clean and 2 unclean pairs for saving.) (See Genesis 7:) Why are seals of obedience important to God?

Abraham and his descendents are commanded to circumcise “as a seal of faithfully belonging to God” and to demonstrating to the world “their being a set aside for God’s purpose people.” Differing from the world whose god is Satan. Likewise when the Lord God Jesus was delivering Israel from Egypt by promise to Abraham, He gave them laws, social attributes and oracles, “setting them aside from the world.” Israel’s deliverance had nothing to do with their being deserving and everything to do with God’s promises. The New Covenant has parallel components.

God’s New Covenant is also with His chosen, has several physical and spiritual components for recognition of His chosen people. (Living as being in but not of the world is major, “spiritual, life’s physical practices, customs and characteristics that mimic Jesus‘.”) Jacob’s family “the twelve tribes of Israel” are commanded to eat only clean animals to demonstrate their being set aside and for health reasons. Jesus‘ apostle Paul explains. (Galatians 3:24-29; “Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous by faith. But now that “Jesus’” faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through ‘His’ faith. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female — for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”) Now that Jesus’ faith has come, “His chosen people have His loving intent of the law planted in their minds, thus being atOne with Him.“

All Adam’s descendents are borne with a hostile nature

that must be changed, it’s what we must be led to turn from.

Jesus replied to Nickodemus, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3) Nicodemus questioned, “how can that be?” (John 3:5-8; Jesus answered, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born of water and spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. What is born of the flesh is flesh, “of water” and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. “begotten of, or fathered by the spirit.” Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’ (So how does born of the spirit happen?) Jesus continued. (8) The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”)

Remember how God’s Holy Spirit came on that Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension? (Acts 2:2; “Suddenly a sound like a violent wind blowing came from heaven and filled the entire house where they were sitting.”) Remember how Jesus opened His apostles to understand the scriptures? He breathed on them. (John 20:21-23; So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. Just as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” And after He said this, He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you ‘apostles’ forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven; if you retain anyone’s sins, they are retained.”) (Jesus’ apostles were commissioned to be direct representatives of Himself. As Jesus only did what the Father authorized, Jesus’ apostles were spirit led to do and teach only what He revealed.

Truth revealed.

Until such time that God’s loving characteristics are revealed to people’s minds and each repent for having lived the way that seemed right to their inherited from Adam nature, each are Adam’s heirs. Each inheriting death. Adam and Eve inherited a lawless ‘sin’ nature when they yielded to Satan. The penalty for sin is death. Only until God the Father and God the Son’s nature is revealed and we turn from the old and to His revealed way, do we inherit His nature and eternal life. God gives the desire and effort to turn and persevere. Until then we’re each transgressors of God‘s spiritual law. Paul wrote.

(Phil 2:12-13; “So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence, for the one bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort — for the sake of His good pleasure — is God.”)

As Jesus’ apostle Paul stated; “we all formerly lived out our lives in the cravings of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh, the mind and were by nature children of wrath even as the rest.”)

The world and it’s system of things are influences by Satan as was Adam and Eve. Including this world’s evolving system of governments, religions and so called higher education.

Corporately to the gentiles.

(Eph 2:11-21; “Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh – who are called “uncircumcision” by the so-called “circumcision” that is performed on the body by human hands – that you ‘gentiles’ were at that time without the Messiah, alienated from the citizenship of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. (13) But now in Christ Jesus you ‘gentiles’ who used to be far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He is our peace, the One who made both groups into one and who destroyed the middle wall of partition, the hostility, when He nullified in His flesh the law of decrees and commandments.”) (Jesus nullified the penalty for sin through shedding His life blood as the sacrificial Lamb of God who takes away sins.)

He did this to create in Himself one new man “one new people” out of two, thus making peace (16) and to reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by which the hostility has been killed. And He came and preached peace to you ‘gentiles’ who were far off and peace to those, ‘Israelites’ who were near, so that through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. (19) So then you are no longer foreigners and noncitizens, but you 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.”

(21; “In Him ‘Jesus’ the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you ‘gentiles’ also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”)

(We Believers need to realize “we’re temples of God’s spirit.”)

Realize too, Non-Israelite populations have a history of being prone to make gods of the heavenly bodies, image and likened gods as things that can be seen. Likewise all people are prone to imagine Jesus fitting their view and being hostile to God The Father. That’s why days of the week are named for some of these gods. Paul’s letter to Timothy should be applied to each Believer.

(2Tim 1:6-14; “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. (9) He ‘God the Father’ 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 has broken the power of death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel! (11) For this gospel I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher. Because of this, in fact, I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, because I know the One in whom my faith is set and I am convinced that He is able to protect what has been entrusted to me until that day. Hold to the standard of sound words that you heard from me and do so with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.(14) Protect that good thing entrusted to you, through the Holy Spirit who lives within us.”)

Israelites and non-Israelites are called individually to serve as

Ambassadors of Jesus. Corporately Israelites and non-Israelites are called to a oneness in Christ Jesus. (An Ambassador must think as His Lord and apply a heavenly citizenship they serve.) There’s no hostility between people of differing heritages in Christ Jesus. Through the gifting of His Holy Spirit to our minds, we love those who would be our and Jesus’ enemies. Not their way of life, but them individually. Understanding this Godly love helps us fulfill Jesus’ desire that we love as He loves. It’s through His revealed knowledge regarding His plans for this earth.

God’s Grace, Mercy and Love, chapter 3

March 17th, 2020


March 17, 2,020. God’s 12th Month, Adar 21, year 5,789

 To: “God’s in Resident Churches” people called to be ‘atOne’ with Him.

The Promise Realized Through Faith

Lets review the time of Abraham’s believing God, when was promises made and why? At what point did God declare him righteous? What did the seal of circumcision designate?

(Rom 4:13-16;For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would inherit the world was not fulfilled through the law, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. For if they become heirs by the law, faith is empty and the promise is nullified. For the law brings wrath, because where there is no law there is no transgression either. For this reason it is by faith so that it may be by grace, with the result that the promise may be certain to all the descendants — not only to those who are under the law, but also to those who have the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all.”

Promise made at the point of Abraham’s belief. He was declared righteous by grace because of his faith. Promises not only to those under the law “physical Israelites” but to those gifted with the faith of Abraham, “spiritual Israelites.”

(Rom 4:17; (as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”). He is our father in the presence of God whom he believed — the God who makes the dead alive and summons the things that do not yet exist as though they already do. (See Genesis 17:5)

(Only the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob can make the dead alive and sets the timing of things yet to be.) His is the only view that matters. God made it that Abraham become the father of many nations so his descendents would be numerous, so his heirs would be by the flesh and spirit.

(Rom 4:18-21; Against hope Abraham believed in hope with the result that he became the father of many nations according to the pronouncement, “so will your descendants be.” Without being weak in faith, he considered his own body as dead (because he was about one hundred years old) and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver in unbelief about the promise of God but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God. He was fully convinced that what God promised he was also able to do.”)

(Rom 4:22-25; So indeed it was credited to Abraham as righteousness.  But the statement it was credited to him was not written only for Abraham’s sake, but also for our sake, be credited to whom it will be credited, those who believe in the One who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.”  He ‘Jesus’ was given over because of our transgressions and was raised for the sake of our justification.”)

(Circumcision was the seal of promise and selection.) (Rom 4:11; Abraham received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised, so that he would become the father of all those who believe but have never been circumcised, that they too could have righteousness credited to them.)

Jesus inspired Ezekiel to write about Israel’s

overcoming to the end and people changing their way.

(Ezek 33:10-12; And you, son of man, say to the house of Israel, ‘This is what you ’Israel’  have said: “Our rebellious acts and our sins have caught up with us, and we are wasting away because of them. How then can we live?” “Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but prefer that the wicked change his behavior and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil deeds! Why should you die, O house of Israel?” “And you, Son of man, say to your people, ‘The righteousness of the righteous will not deliver him if he rebels. As for the wicked, his wickedness will not make him stumble if he turns from it. The righteous will not be able to live by his righteousness if he sins.”)

(Believing in doesn’t excuse not practicing what God views as sin. People teaching a “just believe and be saved doctrine” without practicing what’s commanded by the law aren’t exercising a love of Abraham’s God.)

(Ezek 33:13-15;  Suppose I tell the righteous that he will certainly live, but he becomes confident in his righteousness and commits iniquity. None of his righteous deeds will be remembered; because of the iniquity he has committed he will die. Suppose I say to the wicked, ‘You must certainly die,’ but he turns from his sin and does what is just and right. He returns what was taken in pledge, pays back what he has stolen and follows the statutes that give life, committing no iniquity. He will certainly live — he will not die.”)

(The imputation of God’s spirit, “God’s fathering” makes a person love God and His law, understanding that righteousness isn’t only believing and that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. “See Heb 13:8”

(Ezek 33:16-17; None of the sins he has committed will be counted against him. He has done what is just and right; he will certainly live. “Yet your people ‘Israelites’ say, ‘The behavior of the Lord is not right,’ when it is their behavior that is not right. When a righteous man turns from his godliness and commits iniquity, he will die for it. When the wicked turns from his sin and does what is just and right, he will live because of it. Yet you ‘Israelites’ say, ‘The behavior of the Lord is not right.’ House of Israel, I will judge each of you according to his behavior.”)

(God’s promises to physical Israel is perpetual, physical resurrection and their restoration to their former borders are promised.)

Spiritual repentance is gifted belief IN,

with gifted faith like Abraham’s. Already raised

and seated with Christ in the heavenly realms.

(Ephesians 2:4-10; But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ — by grace you are saved! — and He raised us up with Him ‘Jesus’ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, to demonstrate in the coming ages the surpassing wealth of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast. For we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.”) (God’s work in creating us in Christ Jesus spiritually is so we can do good works from our inner being, because His love is shed abroad in our hearts.) (From King James. (Rom 5:5; And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” (From Net Bible. “And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”)

First we must be gifted to know Him and love His message.

How can people worship in spirit and truth without knowing God’s truth and have a desire to love Him as He’s manifested to be in the holy scriptures? How can we know His truth, except it be revealed? Does the holy scriptures give any hint that we can understand spiritual truths from within their fleshly intellect? No: in fact it’s opposite that. Even if we could; where does the desire to be “AT ONE“ with God come from? The gifted desire to be holy because He’s holy, righteous because He is and love as He loves?

(1John 4:19; ‘We love because He loved us first.”) We can only have Godly love because God the Father called, gave us to understand His characteristics and gave the desire to love Him in return.” This truth is revealed in the following text to people called to be Believers IN.

(1John 4:15-10; “If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God resides in him and he in God. And we have come to know and believe the love that God has in us. God is love, and the one who resides in ‘Godly’ love resides in God, and God resides in him. (17) By this ‘Godly’ love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, because just as Jesus is, so also are we in this world. There is no fear in ‘Godly’ love, but perfect ‘Godly’ love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears punishment has not been perfected in ‘Godly’ love. (19) We love because He loved us first.”) (Review chapter one and 1Corinthians 13:)

Consider the difference in animalistic love and Godly love. We should know fleshly love is prone to wax cold, is divided and “likely to love less by comparison those who aren’t like minded.” God is love and His is the only truth. The world looks to many imaginary gods, even making Jesus and God the Father fit evolving views; but Believers IN know the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and David, is the same Lord Jesus, who delivered Israel from Egypt and delivers His followers to His truth. (Understanding that God the Father called and loved us first, by revealing Jesus and Himself, “is His calling.”) Understanding spiritual matters can’t be conjured up from within the fleshy mind, as theological denominational minded schools teach.

Called individually from inherited death to inheriting life.

(Ephesians 2:1-10; “And although you ‘followers of Jesus’ were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you formerly lived according to this world’s present path, according to the ruler of the kingdom of the air ‘Satan’ the ruler of the spirit that is now energizing the sons of disobedience, among whom all of us also formerly lived out our lives in the cravings of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath even as the rest. (4) But God ‘the Father’ being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you are saved! – and He raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, (7) to demonstrate in the coming ages the surpassing wealth of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (8) For by grace you are saved through ‘God gifted’ faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; (9) it is not from works, so that no one can boast. (10) For we ‘followers of Jesus’ are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.”)

God’s Grace, Mercy and Love, chapter 2

March 14th, 2020

March 14, 2,020. God’s 12th Month, Adar 18, year 5,789

To: To “God’s in Resident Churches” people called to be ‘atOne’ with Him.

Family of Jacob “Israelites” are physical and spiritual heirs with

Abraham. Abraham’s believing Faith made God’s law a part

of his inner being. Physical resurrections and deliverance to former

borders promised. The world will know “Israel is God’s chosen.”

Babylon and Assyria represents the nations Satan inspires to

use and trample on God’s people.

(Isaiah 14:1-5; “The Lord will certainly have compassion on Jacob; He will again choose Israel as His special people and restore them to their land. Resident foreigners will join them and unite with the family of Jacob. Nations will take them and bring them back to their own place. Then the family of Jacob will make foreigners their servants as they settle in the Lord’s land. They will make their captors captives and rule over the ones who oppressed them. When the Lord gives you relief from your suffering and anxiety, and from the hard labor which you were made to perform, you will taunt the king of Babylon with these words: “Look how the oppressor has met his end! Hostility has ceased. The Lord has broken the club of the wicked, the scepter of rulers. It furiously struck down nations”)

(Isaiah 14:6-6; “It ‘the club/scepter/oppressor/Babylon/Satan’ of the preceding line in verse 7, furiously struck down nations with unceasing blows.” It ‘Babylon’ angrily ruled over nations, oppressing them without restraint.

(Isa 14:7-8; The whole earth rests and is quiet; they break into song. The evergreens also rejoice over your ’Babylon’s’ demise, as do the cedars of Lebanon, singing, ‘Since you fell asleep, no woodsman comes up to chop us down!’”

(Isa 14:9-11; Sheol (a subterranean word, meaning home of the dead) below is stirred up about you, ‘Satan’ ready to meet you when you arrive.”)

(Sheol is sometimes translated “hell” in the New Testament.)

It “the ruling Scepter” rouses the spirits of the dead for you, ‘all the former leaders of the earth,’ it makes all the former kings of the nations rise from their thrones. All of them respond to you, saying: ‘You too have become weak like us! You have become just like us! Your splendor has been brought down to Sheol, as well as the sound of your stringed instruments. You lie on a bed of maggots, with a blanket of worms over you.”)

Remember: (Jesus said to His apostles, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” Luke 10:18.) And Jesus had Isaiah prophecy about Satan and his followers demise.)

(Isa 14:12-21; “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!” (15) But you were brought down to Sheol, to the remote slopes of the pit. Those who see you stare at you, they look at you carefully, thinking: “Is this the man who shook the earth, the one who made kingdoms tremble? (17) Is this the one who made the world like a desert, who ruined its cities, and refused to free his prisoners so they could return home?” As for all the kings of the nations, all of them lie down in splendor, each in his own tomb. But you have been thrown out of your grave like a shoot that is thrown away. You lie among the slain, among those who have been slashed by the sword, among those headed for the stones of the pit, as if you were a mangled corpse. You will not be buried with them, because you destroyed your land and killed your people. The offspring of the wicked will never be mentioned again. Prepare to execute his sons for the sins their ancestors have committed. They must not rise up and take possession of the earth, or fill the surface of the world with cities.”)

Persecutors of God’s people will be swept away. From olden times,

Babylon/Satan influenced certain people groups to hate God’s

people, but God has already planned their demise.

(Isa 14:22-27; “I will rise up against them,” says the Lord who commands armies. “I will blot out all remembrance of Babylon and destroy all her people, including the offspring she produces,” says the Lord. “I will turn her into a place that is overrun with wild animals and covered with pools of stagnant water. I will get rid of her, just as one sweeps away dirt with a broom,” says the Lord who commands armies. The Lord who commands armies makes this solemn vow: “Be sure of this: Just as I have intended, so it will be; just as I have planned, it will happen. (25) I will break Assyria in My land, I will trample them underfoot on My hills. Their yoke will be removed from My people, the burden will be lifted from their shoulders. (26) This is the plan I have devised for the whole earth; My hand is ready to strike all the nations.” Indeed the Lord who commands armies has a plan, and who can possibly frustrate it? His hand is ready to strike, and who can possibly stop it?”)

By promised love, “Israel’s next deliverance, ‘greater than one from Egypt.”

(Isaiah 46:3-4; “Listen to Me, O family of Jacob, all you who are left from the family of Israel, you who have been carried from birth, you who have been supported from the time you left the womb. Even when you are old, I will take care of you, even when you have gray hair, I will carry you. I made you and I will support you; I will carry you and rescue you.”

(Isa 46:5-7; “To whom can you compare and liken Me? Tell Me whom you think I resemble, so we can be compared! Those who empty out gold from a purse and weigh out silver on the scale hire a metal smith, who makes it into a god. They then bow down and worship it. They put it on their shoulder and carry it; they put it in its place and it just stands there; it does not move from its place. Even when someone cries out to it, it does not reply; it does not deliver him from his distress.”)

But the world and its denominations prefer worshiping the imaginary, attempting to make God fit their particular view as rationalized from their fleshly minds.

Remember if the God of Noah, Abraham and Jesus’ apostles is described accurately by Paul at Colossians 1:15-20; “Jesus chose Jacob ’Israel’ for His purpose and has the prerogative to continue choosing. (People rationalize “a fair God would design a method by which if one followed they’d be saved.”)

Jesus inspired Jeremiah to write; “The ’false’ prophets prophesy lies. Priests exercise power by their own authority. And My people love to have it this way. But they will not be able to help you when the time of judgment comes!” Jer 5:31)

God’s promise to Jacob’s descendents.

(Isa 46:8; “Remember this, so you can be brave! Think about it, you rebels! Remember what I accomplished in antiquity!) (Think about the miracles done through Moses before your deliverance from Egypt. Think of Jesus’ miracles “making aged wine from water, recreating fish and bread to  feed thousands and His miracles of resurrecting to physical life through His apostles.)

(Isa 45:5-13’ Truly I am God, I have no peer; I am God, and there is none like Me, who announces the end from the beginning and reveals beforehand what has not yet occurred, who says, ‘My plan will be realized, I will accomplish what I desire,’ who summons an eagle from the east, from a distant land, one who carries out My plan. Yes, I have decreed, yes, I will bring it to pass; I have formulated a plan, yes, I will carry it out. Listen to Me, you stubborn people, you who distance yourself from doing what is right. I am bringing My deliverance near, it is not far away; I am bringing My salvation near, it does not wait. I will save Zion; I will adorn Israel with My splendor.”)

Jesus’ apostle Paul was privileged to know and share God

the Father and God the Son’s grace, mercy, love and promises.

(1Cor 1:3-9; “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! I always thank my God for you because of the grace of God that was given to you in Christ Jesus. For you ‘followers of Jesus’ were made rich in every way in Him, in all your speech and in every kind of knowledge – just as the testimony about Christ has been confirmed among you – so that you do not lack any spiritual gift as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”)

(Waiting on revelations isn’t the way of those who think methodology.)

Abraham’s justification was by believing faith, no method.

(Romans 4:1-5; What can we say that Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh, has discovered regarding this matter? For if Abraham was declared righteous by the works of the law, he has something to boast about — but not before God. For what does the scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” What has our ancestor according to the flesh discovered regarding this matter? For if Abraham was declared righteous by the works of the law, he has something to boast about — but not before God. Now to the one who works, his pay is not credited due to grace but due to obligation. (5) But to the one who does not work, but believes in the One who declares the ungodly righteous, his faith is credited as righteousness.”

Rom 4:6-9; So even David himself speaks regarding the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the one against whom the Lord will never count sin.” Is this blessedness then for the circumcision or also for the un-circumcision? For we say, “faith was credited to Abraham as righteousness.”

(Rom 4:10-12; How then was it credited to him? Was he circumcised at the time, or not? No, he was not circumcised but uncircumcised! And he received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised, so that he would become the father of all those who believe but have never been circumcised, that they too could have righteousness credited to them.)

(Abraham is the faith father of the circumcises and uncircumcised.)

(Rom 4:12; And he is also the father of the circumcised, who are not only circumcised, but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham possessed when he was still uncircumcised.)

People called to believe IN Jesus’ faith, mimic His life

and obey His commands have eternal life.