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God’s Truth Explored, chapter 14

April 23rd, 2018

To: “10,562 in resident churches” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/23/18, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 8, 5778 until sunset.

      Much can be learned about God’s thinking, characteristics and mankind’s stubborn nature from the Pentateuch “meaning the first five books of the Bible; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.” Jesus and His apostles quoted from these, the prophets and Psalms often. The word Pentateuch comes from two Greek words that mean “five books” or “five scrolls.”

      Followers of Jesus have mindsets likened to king Josiah’s, “when truth is revealed to our minds.” Some previous rulers of Israel and Judah had led the Israelites in the ways and customs of the pagan’s around them after the time of the judges; “as false teachers are leading people today.” King Josiah’s actions likely parallels much of what’s to take place when Jesus reigns as King of Kings.

       (2 Kings 23:4-30; “The king ordered Hilkiah the high priest, the high-ranking priests, and the guards to bring out of the Lord’s temple all the items that were used in the worship of Baal, Asherah, and all the stars of the sky. The king burned them outside of Jerusalem in the terraces of Kidron, and carried their ashes to Bethel. He eliminated the pagan priests whom the kings of Judah had appointed to offer sacrifices on the high places in the cities of Judah and in the area right around Jerusalem. (They offered sacrifices to Baal, the sun god, the moon god, the constellations, and all the stars in the sky.) (6) He removed the Asherah pole from the Lord’s temple and took it outside Jerusalem to the Kidron Valley, where he burned it. He smashed it to dust and then threw the dust in the public graveyard. He tore down the quarters of the male cultic prostitutes in the Lord’s temple, where women were weaving shrines for Asherah. He brought all the priests from the cities of Judah and ruined the high places where the priests had offered sacrifices, from Geba to Beer Sheba. He tore down the high place of the goat idols situated at the entrance of the gate of Joshua, the city official, on the left side of the city gate. (9) (Now the priests of the high places did not go up to the altar of the Lord in Jerusalem, but they did eat unleavened cakes among their fellow priests.) The king ruined Topheth in the Valley of Ben Hinnom so that no one could pass his son or his daughter through the fire to Molech. He removed from the entrance to the Lord’s temple the statues of horses that the kings of Judah had placed there in honor of the sun god. (They were kept near the room of Nathan Melech the eunuch, which was situated among the courtyards.) He burned up the chariots devoted to the sun god. The king tore down the altars the kings of Judah had set up on the roof of Ahaz’s upper room, as well as the altars Manasseh had set up in the two courtyards of the Lord’s temple. He crushed them up and threw the dust in the Kidron Valley. The king ruined the high places east of Jerusalem, south of the Mount of Destruction, that King Solomon of Israel had built for the detestable Sidonian goddess Astarte, the detestable Moabite god Chemosh, and the horrible Ammonite god Milcom. He smashed the sacred pillars to bits, cut down the Asherah pole, and filled those shrines with human bones. (15) He also tore down the altar in Bethel at the high place made by Jeroboam son of Nebat, who encouraged Israel to sin. He burned all the combustible items at that high place and crushed them to dust; including the Asherah pole. When Josiah turned around, he saw the tombs there on the hill. So he ordered the bones from the tombs to be brought; he burned them on the altar and defiled it. This fulfilled the Lord’s announcement made by the prophet while Jeroboam stood by the altar during a festival. King Josiah turned and saw the grave of the prophet who had foretold this. He asked, “What is this grave marker I see?” The men from the city replied, “It’s the grave of the prophet who came from Judah and foretold these very things you have done to the altar of Bethel.” The king said, “Leave it alone! No one must touch his bones.” So they left his bones undisturbed, as well as the bones of the Israelite prophet buried beside him. (19) Josiah also removed all the shrines on the high places in the cities of Samaria. The kings of Israel had made them and angered the Lord. He did to them what he had done to the high place in Bethel. He sacrificed all the priests of the high places on the altars located there, and burned human bones on them. Then he returned to Jerusalem. The king ordered all the people, “Observe the Passover of the Lord your God, as prescribed in this scroll of the covenant.” He issued this edict because a Passover like this had not been observed since the days of the judges; it was neglected for the entire period of the kings of Israel and Judah. But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah’s reign, such a Passover of the Lord was observed in Jerusalem. Josiah also got rid of the ritual pits used to conjure up spirits, the magicians, personal idols, disgusting images, and all the detestable idols that had appeared in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem. In this way he carried out the terms of the law recorded on the scroll that Hilkiah the priest had discovered in the Lord’s temple. No king before or after repented before the Lord as he did, with his whole heart, soul, and being in accordance with the whole law of Moses. Yet the Lord’s great anger against Judah did not subside; he was still infuriated by all the things Manasseh had done. The Lord announced, “I will also spurn Judah, just as I spurned Israel. I will reject this city that I chose – both Jerusalem and the temple, about which I said, “I will live there.” The rest of the events of Josiah’s reign and all his accomplishments are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of the Kings of Judah. During Josiah’s reign Pharaoh Necho king of Egypt marched toward the Euphrates River to help the king of Assyria. King Josiah marched out to fight him, but Necho killed him at Megiddo when he saw him. (30) His servants transported his dead body from Megiddo in a chariot and brought it to Jerusalem, where they buried him in his tomb. The people of the land took Josiah’s son Jehoahaz, poured olive oil on his head, and made him king in his father’s place.”)

       Josiah’s end wasn’t because of his conduct; God had planned Judah’s disbursement, “like Israel before them their sinful practices and punishment was planned.”  

       Consider how many of these detestable practices, King Josiah ridded Judah of that’s practiced today? Believers IN are looking forward to these things being destroyed again! Unbelievers enjoy the status quo. Believers IN are led to be submissive to the authority of our creator, “Jesus” honoring things holy to Him! Christians are spirit led to heed the words of Paul as recorded in the following Hebrews text.

      (Hebrews 13:1-17; “Brotherly love must continue. Do not neglect hospitality, because through it some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those in prison as though you were in prison with them, and those ill-treated as though you too felt their torment. Marriage must be honored among all and the marriage bed kept undefiled, for God will judge sexually immoral people and adulterers. Your conduct must be free from the love of money and you must be content with what you have, for He has said, “I will never leave you and I will never abandon you.” (6) So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, and I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” Remember your leaders, who spoke God’s message to you; reflect on the outcome of their lives and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever! Do not be carried away by all sorts of strange teachings. For it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not ritual meals, which have never benefited those who participated in them. We have an altar that those who serve in the tabernacle have no right to eat from. For the bodies of those animals whose blood the high priest brings into the sanctuary as an offering for sin are burned outside the camp.(12) Therefore, to sanctify the people by His own blood, Jesus also suffered outside the camp. We must go out to Him, then, outside the camp, bearing the abuse He experienced. For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. Through Him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, acknowledging His name, (nature). And do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for God is pleased with such sacrifices. (17) Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls and will give an account for their work. Let them do this with joy and not with complaints, for this would be no advantage for you. Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to conduct ourselves rightly in every respect. I especially ask you to pray that I may be restored to you very soon.”)

       Remember: “The unbeliever does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him. And he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (SO, we should know, from God’s view, an unbeliever is one in whom God has not revealed Himself. A Believer is one in whom God has revealed Himself.)

God’s Truth Explored, chapter 13

April 22nd, 2018

To: “10,545 in resident churches” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/22/18, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 7, 5778 until sunset.

       God’s law and ways are supreme, man’s laws and practices that don’t square with them are sinful. As Creator He has the prerogative to define sin as lawlessness. When His loving, righteous nature is revealed individually, we’re spiritually compelled to practice life and love as He loves. Only then do people know God’s supremacy in all things. This understanding is gifted spiritually and a calling to abandon previously held fleshly lawless practices that seemed right and turn to Jesus’ spiritual ways. It’s spiritual circumcision of the heart. We can’t practice lawlessness in God’s view and righteousness at the same time.

      (Gal 5:22-26; “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also behave in accordance with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, being jealous of one another.”) It’s the practice of overcoming sin. Growing in the grace and knowledge of God; becoming mature in Christ.

      (1Cor 2:6-16; “Now we do speak wisdom among the mature, but not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are perishing. Instead we speak the wisdom of God, hidden in a mystery, that God determined before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood it. If they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But just as it is written, “Things that no eye has seen, or ear heard, or mind imagined, are the things God has prepared for those who love Him.” God has revealed these to us by the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among ‘fleshly’ men knows the things of a man except the man’s spirit within him? So too, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we ’followers of Jesus’ have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things that are freely given to us by God. And we speak about these things, not with words taught us by human wisdom, but with those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people. (14) The unbeliever does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him. And he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. The one who is spiritual discerns all things, yet he himself is understood by no one. (16) For who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to advise Him? But we ‘Believers IN’ have the mind of Christ.” ) No one knows the things of God, unless the spirit of God is gifted!

       When Jesus knew it was time for Him to die for our sins, He went out to pray, threw Himself to the ground and asked “if it be possible let this hour pass. Addressed His Father in a personal way saying, “Abba Father all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me. Yet not what I will, but what You will.” See Mark 14:35-36.) (Abba means “Father” in Aramaic.)

      Jesus felt that personal relationship with His Father, a relationship we must have, “to worship Him in spirit and truth.” Jesus’ shedding His life blood for the remission of our sins had been planned from the time of His re-creating this earth. (It was preplanned that the Creator of life “shed His life’s blood so a new spiritual life could be gifted.) Jesus’ spiritual life be imputed to a believing IN people.

      Who are unbelievers in God’s View? Does any other view matter? Professing Christians and others call themselves believers. How can all these people with varying doctrinal views be believers? Unless God is a divided deity? Jesus and His apostles taught “God is not divided and that understanding is spiritually discerned.”

      (1Cor 2:14; “The unbeliever does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him. And he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.”) God’s view is “unbelievers are people God has not revealed Himself to. Believers are people God has revealed Himself to.)

       Consider Paul’s conversion. A strict law keeping Pharisee who believed keeping the law earned salvation. He believed in the Old Covenant and adamantly practiced the Pharisees doctrine. Paul could be likened to any devout denominationalist in our day. He explained to the Galatians.

      (Gal 1:13-17; “For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, how I was savagely persecuting the church of God and trying to destroy it. I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my nation, and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my ancestors. But when the One who set me apart from birth and called me by His grace was pleased to reveal His Son in me so that I could preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not go to ask advice from any human being, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before me, but right away I departed to Arabia, and then returned to Damascus.’)

       See that? ONCE Jesus revealed Himself to Paul, he understand the Old Covenant prophecies about the coming Messiah! Where does this Galatians and Colossians teachings put die hard denominationalist theories? If each group’s doctrinal beliefs are acceptable to God, then Jesus is a divided deity! The holy scriptures teach; “there’s no division between Jesus and God the Father.” Jesus had much to say on this topic. When the Pharisees were accusing Jesus of casting demons out by the power of the devil, He said;

       (“If I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? For this reason they will be your judges. But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has already overtaken you. How else can someone enter a strong man’s house and steal his property, unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can thoroughly plunder the house. Whoever is not with Me is against Me, and whoever does not gather with Me scatters. For this reason I tell you, people will be forgiven for every sin and blasphemy, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven. But whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. (33; “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is known by its fruit. Offspring of vipers! How are you able to say anything good, since you are evil? For the mouth speaks from what fills the heart. The good person brings good things out of his good treasury, and the evil person brings evil things out of his evil treasury. I tell you that on the day of judgment, people will give an account for every worthless word they speak. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”) Matt 12:22-37.)

       Spiritual discernment from these verses are: (1) “the spirit of God has already overtaken you.” Past tense: as in much of God’s Word, the meaning is “good as done; prophesy is sure.”) (2) “If the holy spirit leads us to understand truth, and we speak against that understanding, punishment is sure.” (3) The strong man could picture Satan, “he is to be tied up - bound.” (4) “False teaching scatters, “divides” with various erroneous teachings.” Teaching without spiritual discernment is serious and our words need to be carefully selected.

      Much that’s recorded in God’s Word, concerning Israelite history, is likened to what will unfold during Jesus’ millennial reign. For example: Josiah became king at eight years old. He was steadfast in doing what’s right in God‘s view. When Shaphan “a scribe” told king Josiah about the priest giving him a copy of a scroll, the king asked that it be read to him. When the king heard the words of the law scroll, he tore his clothes. Then ordered them; “Go, seek an oracle from the Lord for me and the people – for all Judah. Find out about the words of this scroll that has been discovered. For the Lord’s fury has been ignited against us, because our ancestors have not obeyed the words of this scroll by doing all that it instructs us to do.”) See 2Kings 22:) Much can be discerned about God from first and second Kings.

God;s Truth Explored, chapter 12

April 21st, 2018

To: “10,531 in resident churches” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/21/18, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 6, 5778 until sunset.

      Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and all called out people to whom God reveals Himself; “don’t need written law regarding how to love God and neighbor: “His love is shed abroad, ’poured out’ in the heart.”

      (Romans 5:5-6; “And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God5 has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who is given to us. For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.” (While we were helplessly yielded to our inherited nature; “at the right time, God revealed Jesus Christ.”

     A God gifted desire to live in Jesus’ righteousness is from above. Its why and how Jesus’ apostle Paul could say; “ it’s no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.” A circumcision of heart is what believers IN Jesus seek.

      (Romans 2:25; “For circumcision has its value if you practice the law, but if you break the law, your circumcision has become un-circumcision.”) Circumcision of the flesh is a covenant token of obedience to God. People relying on circumcision and law keeping for salvation is as un-circumcised. Obeying the spiritual intent of God’s law makes the uncircumcised as the circumcised.

      (Rom 2:26; “Therefore if the uncircumcised man obeys the righteous requirements of the law, will not his un-circumcision be regarded as circumcision?”) Knowing  to keep the righteous spiritual intent of God’s law through faith in Jesus’ sacrifice is gifted; “justification is by grace.”

      (Rom 2:27-28; “And will not the physically uncircumcised man who keeps the law judge you who, despite the written code and circumcision, transgress the law? For a person is not a Jew, “Christian” who is one outwardly, nor is ’spiritual’ circumcision something that is outward in the flesh, but someone is a Jew “Christian” who is one inwardly and circumcision is of the heart by the Spirit and not by the written code. This person’s praise is not from people but from God.”)

       Circumcision of the foreskin always looked forward to a God gifted changed nature, “the imputation of His spirit, which is circumcision of heart.” God’s chosen people’s love for God and one another is defined by His gifted nature change. Making us to lovingly live God’s Way as did Abraham.

      Gathering to worship in Jesus’ Name, “should be a worship in the spirit and nature of Jesus as he‘s manifested to be in His holy word.”  To worship in His name, worshipers must be Believers IN His shed blood for the remission of sin. Whether two, three, or many; “Jesus is pleased when we worship in His nature.” (Jesus said; “For where two or three are assembled in My Name, I am there among them.” Matt 18:20)

      Consider what Jesus means by, “in the name of” looking to an example. If your name were Sue and you send me to deliver your message to Joe; “I would be acting as your ambassador, to the degree appointed.” What if Joe questioned me about Sue’s intended purpose; the message’s full meaning etc? “As a dependable ambassador, I couldn’t elaborate without permission, and knowledge of Sue’s intended result.” (I could elaborate more if I knew Sue’s outlook, purpose, long term plan regarding the subject of the message and even morose if I knew Sue’s character.)

      Likewise, when we worship in Jesus’ name: “we must know Jesus and His Message.” Worshiping in Jesus’ name is to know His nature, purpose character, short and long term plans. Realizing “to know Jesus is to know God the Father.” Realize “God the Son and God the Father agree as One” Knowing Jesus personally revealed Himself, His character and plans to those ambassador apostles He sent out in His Name. Gathering to worship in Jesus’ Name, we need His revelations regarding His message. We must know His truth and be imputed with His spirit in order to worship in spirit and truth.

      (John 10:34-42; Jesus answered, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, you are gods’? (Quote from Psalms 2:6; The whole line reads “I say, you are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you.”) If those people to whom the word of God came were called ‘gods’ (and the scripture cannot be broken), do you say about the One whom the Father set apart and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? (37) If I do NOT perform the deeds of My Father, do not believe Me. But if I do them, even if you do not believe Me, believe the deeds, so that you may come to know and understand that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me.” Then they attempted again to seize Him, but He escaped their clutches. (40) Jesus went back across the Jordan River again to the place where John had been baptizing at an earlier time, and He stayed there. Many came to Him and began to say, “John performed no miraculous sign, but everything John said about this man was true!” (42) And many believed IN Jesus there.”)

       God’s purpose in creating Adam and Eve in His image and likeness was to ultimately make them and their descendents literal sons of God. Jesus’ deeds in the flesh demonstrated his ability to create, re-create, resurrect and restore life. People accusing Jesus of blasphemy because He referred to Himself as the Son of God was in part because of their familiarity to His family.

      (Matt  13:53-5; “Now when Jesus finished these parables, He moved on from there. Then He came to His hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue. They were astonished and said, “Where did this man get such wisdom and miraculous powers? Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t His mother named Mary? And aren’t His brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas? And aren’t all His sisters here with us? Where did He get all this?” And so they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in His hometown and in His own house.” And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.”)

      Even fleshly logic gets this principle. Allow me to share a personal. (In a protestant theory class long age our instructor said: “if you want to present something new to an assembly, get an unknown with credentials to come and share it.”)

       The quote from Psalms 82:6 reads “I say, you are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you.” Jesus picks up on the term “sons of the Most High” in verse 36, referring to Himself as THE Son of God. The reason judges could be called gods was because they were vehicles of the word of God. Jesus is the Word incarnate, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world to save the world. (verse 36) Thus, Jesus is saying, “If it is permissible to call men “gods” because they are the vehicles of the word of God, how much more permissible is it that I use the words “Son of God” in reference to Myself? If you do not believe My Words, then believe because of the works I do.”

      Each apostle was careful not to allow God‘s churches assume “because they as Believers IN, were not under the law, could abuse that freedom.

      (Gal 5:13-21; “For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity to indulge your flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law can be summed up in a single commandment, namely, “You must love your neighbor as yourself.” However, if you continually bite and devour one another, beware that you are not consumed by one another. But I say, live by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh. For the flesh has desires that are opposed to the Spirit, and the Spirit has desires that are opposed to the flesh, for these are in opposition to each other, so that you cannot do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. (Why? Believers IN obey Jesus in the spirit of the law!) Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, depravity, idolatry, sorcery, hostilities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish rivalries, dissensions, factions, envying, murder, drunkenness, carousing, and similar things. I am warning you, as I had warned you before: Those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God!”)

        All who aren’t recipients’ of God’s spirit are under the law. Believers whose outlook ’nature’ has been supernaturally changed, have Jesus’ help to overcome these fleshly pulls. (Again, What is sin? The transgression of God’s law!)

God’s Truth Explored, chapter 11

April 20th, 2018

To: “10,512 in resident churches” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/20/18, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 5, 5778 until sunset.

      In one of Jesus’ parable He likened weeds to evil people: the field to the world and good seed; “people of His kingdom.” Jesus’ good news, ’gospel’ is about the kingdom of God established on earth and a called out people being prepared to rule and judge. “Good seed” hearing - reading gems of truth is food from the Vine; changing outlooks and desires. Jesus is the One sowing the good seed and Satan the weeds. When Jesus returns at the end of the age, His angels collect and burn up the weeds: “that’s the second death.” (Rev 21:8)     

      (Matthew 13:36-50; Then He left the crowds and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” He answered, “The One who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world and the good seed are the people of The kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. As the weeds are collected and burned with fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send His angels, and they will gather from His kingdom everything that causes sin as well as all lawbreakers. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. The one who has ears had better listen!”)

      Next Jesus gives three parable examples about His kingdom’s value.

       (Matt 13:44-50; “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure, hidden in a field, that a person found and hid. Then because of joy he went and sold all that he had and bought that field.” (45) “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he found a pearl of great value, he went out and sold everything he had and bought it. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was cast into the sea that caught all kinds of fish. When it was full, they pulled it ashore, sat down, and put the good fish into containers and threw the bad away. It will be this way at the end of the age. Angels will come and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”)

      Today’s spiritual Israelites “followers of Jesus” status or condition is likened to Israel’s being called out of Egypt. Scripturally speaking; “both Gentile and Israelite followers of Jesus are spiritual Jews.” Heirs with Abraham. (See Gal 3:29) Jacob, Israel and Jew are synonymous with “Christian” in New Testament scripture. God‘s love for people and how people should love is reflected in His commanding a rest on the seventh day. Resting from normal activities is to reminds people, “God has purpose in His creation.”

      Our Creator’s first command was, “don’t partake of the tree in the middle of the orchard; its the tree of life, knowledge of good and evil.” Gen 2:9) What’s God’s purpose? Creator Jesus didn’t want them eating “partaking of” this particular tree of knowledge because He is Life, Truth and in Him all things exist. To desire life, knowledge of good and evil apart from our Creator is idolatry. Disobeying that first command was sin. It was law! Later the Lord God would spell it out more precisely.

       (Exodus 20:3-6; “You shall have no other gods before Me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is on the earth beneath or that is in the water below. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I, the Lord, your God, am a jealous God, responding to the transgression of fathers by dealing with children to the third and fourth generations of those who reject Me, and showing covenant faithfulness to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.”)

       Its revealed to God’s called out people, “choosing for self what’s right, wrong, good and evil” is idolatry. Obedience to Satan.

      The disobedience of deciding for self what’s lawless was sin, long before the Lord God  “Jesus” wrote the commandments with His own finger, “for good to a stubborn people.”

       (1John 3:4; “Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; indeed, “sin is lawlessness.”) When people believe they evolved from whatever; “they don‘t know God’s law to be supreme.” Each a law to themselves, “making themselves little gods.”

       Since we are God’s creation, He is justified in giving us rules for our good. God is justified in blessing, cursing, punishing and rewarding His subjects. Failure to love and obey God was sin since creation.

       The scriptural history of people’s trials and errors, demonstrate that God allowed people to go the way of choice, “but He is ultimately in full control of ALL His creation.”

      From the beginning God planned “saving people from themselves.” Satan’s demise and the Son of God’s sacrifice for the remission of sin was pre-planned. (God’s plan revolves around His love and the imputation of His love in His chosen people.) Justified because He is Creator, re-Creator, Sustainer and the coming King of Kings.

       Followers of Jesus  “spiritual Israelites” know, faith and Godly love began with faithful Abraham; whom God called friend. Abraham lovingly lived as a friend to the will of God. Thus God made promises to Abraham and his heirs, Isaac, Jacob whose name God changed to Israel and Jesus’ followers, “spiritual Israelites.” (Israel meaning, “God fights.)

      As planned, Israelites served Egyptians, 430 years as God foretold Abraham. Their history and life experiences “all for our learning.” Scripturally speaking, “Egypt is synonymous with lawlessness.” Israelites were indoctrinated with the Egyptian way, “as are people today, to this world’s system of things.”

       The written law and oracles were given because of transgressions. Administered through God’s angels as His intermediaries. A stubborn chosen people, “unwilling to walk lovingly and obediently as did Abraham” needed laws as guardians until Jesus’ gifted faith.

      (Galatians 3:19-22; “Why then, was the law given? It was added because of transgressions, until the arrival of the Descendant, “Jesus” to whom the promise had been made. It ’the law’ was administered through angels as intermediaries. Now an intermediary is not for one party alone, but God is One. (21) Is the law therefore opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. But the scripture, “written letter of the law” imprisoned everything and everyone under sin so that the promise could be given – because of the faithfulness of Jesus Christ – to those who believe.”)

       The law demonstrates our imperfections, defines sin, showing that we each deserve eternal death! Israelites attempting to live by God’s law in a worshipful fashion was not lawlessness like or in the same manner as were non-Israelites, worshiping imaginary gods and making their own law.

      (Galatians 2:15-21; “We are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners, yet we know that no one is justified by the works of the law but by the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. And we have come to believe IN Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by the faithfulness of Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.”)

      Why? It’s not in our natural inherited from Adam nature to obey the spiritual intent of the law! It’s Jesus’ faithfulness, His perfect obedience and shed blood that we must rely on for our justification.

      (Gal 2:17-18; “But if while seeking to be justified in Christ we ourselves have also been found to be sinners, is Christ then one who encourages sin? Absolutely not! But if I build up again those things I once destroyed, I demonstrate that I am one who breaks God’s law.” “a transgressor.”)

       As people justified in Christ, we seek to live in His Light. We desire to be clothed with and immersed IN Jesus. He makes us mindful of and desire to work at overcoming our old inherited nature.

      (Gal 2:19-21; “For through the law I died to the law so that I may live to God. I have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So the life I now live in the body, I live because of the faithfulness of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. I do not set aside God’s grace, because if righteousness could come through the law, then Christ died for nothing!)

      Jesus took our lawlessness on Himself. By gifted us with belief IN Jesus, we faithfully trust His lead, and seek to live His Way through love. DOES loving Jesus’ Way annul His Sabbaths? Does it annul adultery; “physical or spiritual?” NO. A circumcision of the heart is what believers IN Jesus seek.

God’s Truth Explored, chapter 10

April 19th, 2018

To: “10,492 in resident churches” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/20/18, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 5, 5778 until sunset.

      We shouldn’t be surprised when people say things like it’s reported Robert Mueller said: (“We must move as quickly as possible to a one world government, one world religion  under a one world leader.” Robert Mueller.) Thinking people know, “our divided nations and religions are on destructive paths.” A one world order is coming, but it isn’t left to mankind’s choosing. (“Creator, re-Creator and coming king of kings “Jesus” said; “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.” Matt 24:22.) He inspired Isaiah to write: (The Lord 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. Isa 14:24)

      God allowed the serpent, “that old devil and Satan” to talk with Eve. (After questioning Eve about God’s command and that result of being disobedient, “The serpent said to the woman, “Surely you will not die, for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will open and you will be like divine beings who know good and evil.” Genesis 3:4-5)

      People desire understanding apart from our Creator ever since. That is; “know for self what’s right.” Even theorizing “your truth may not be mine.” See Satan’s half truths? (He knew God’s plan was to make many people divine beings, “by imputing His spiritual mind to them;” make people at one with Himself.) Satan knew; “ultimately God’s Saints will rule with Jesus and judge angelic beings.” Satan’s deceiving the world may be why Jesus ask, “when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?” Why Jesus said; “if possible, even the Elect would be deceived.” (“For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders. Satan has deceived all worldly religions into believing some form of his lie! Believing immortality is automatic or can be earned. Professing Christians use Jesus’ Lazarus parable, not understanding why He used parables. (See Matt 13:10 and Isaiah 6:9-10).

      God’s TRUTH? “immortality is only gifted through Jesus.” To people “believers IN” Jesus.” Made spirit and a spiritual resurrection to the likeness of Jesus. A second death to all who refuse to believe IN. (See Rev 21:8) Unbelievers to be burned up: (See Malachi 4:1-3; (3:19) “For indeed the day is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. “It will not leave even a root or branch. But for you who respect My name, the sun of vindication will rise with healing wings, and you will skip about like calves released from the stall. You will trample on the wicked, for they will be like ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing,” says the Lord who rules over all.”)

       Matt 3:12; His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will clean out His threshing floor and will gather His wheat into the storehouse, but the chaff He will burn up with inextinguishable fire.”)

Jesus’ apostle Paul explained to Timothy.

      (1Timothy 6:13-16; “I charge you before God who gives life to all things and Christ Jesus who made His good confession before Pontius Pilate, to obey this command without fault or failure until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ – whose appearing the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, will reveal at the right time. He alone possesses immortality and lives in unapproachable light, whom no human has ever seen or is able to see. To him be honor and eternal power!) Jesus is our Creator, Sustainer and through Him is eternal life, “immortality.” When? Jesus reveals to Paul and to we believers IN.

      (1Corinthians 15:50-58; “Now this is what I, “Paul” am saying, brothers and sisters: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I will tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed – in a moment, in the blinking of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we “Christians” will be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. Now when this perishable puts on the imperishable, and this mortal puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will happen. “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! So then, dear brothers and sisters, be firm. Do not be moved! Always be outstanding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.’)

      Believers IN UNDERSTAND; Satan lied when he told Eve; “surely you will not die, for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will open and you will be like divine beings who know good and evil.”) Believers IN know, “our Creator is justified in all His doings.” We’re all born with a sin nature inherited from Adam, “mortal flesh and blood life and nature that must be converted.” We can’t rid themselves of that nature, “independent of our Creator.” Eternal death is justified because of that inherited lawless, sin nature. Paul explained to God’s church at Rome and all Believers IN.

      (Romans 5:12-21; “So then, just as sin entered the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all people because all sinned – for before the law was given, sin was in the world, but there is no accounting for sin when there is no law. (14) Yet death reigned from Adam until Moses even over those who did not sin in the same way that Adam (who is a type of the coming One) transgressed. But the gracious gift is not like the transgression. For if the many died through the transgression of the one man, “Adam” how much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the One man, Jesus Christ multiply to the many! And the gift is not like the one who sinned. For judgment resulting from the one transgression, led to condemnation, but the gracious gift from the many failures led to justification. For if, by the transgression of the one man, death reigned through the one, how much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in ‘eternal’ life through the One, Jesus Christ! (18) Consequently, just as condemnation for all people came through one transgression, so too through the one righteous act came righteousness leading to life for all people. (19) For just as through the disobedience of the one man many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of One man many will be made righteous. Now the law came in so that the transgression may increase, but where sin increased, grace multiplied all the more, so that just as sin reigned in death, so also grace will reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”) Immortality is gifted only through Jesus Christ our Lord! Jesus‘ faith, is gifted to believers IN!

      (Genesis 2:1-3; “The heavens and the earth were completed with everything that was in them. By the seventh day God finished the work that He had been doing and He ceased on the seventh day all the work that He had been doing. God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it He ceased all the work that He had been doing in creation.) God made the seventh day holy! The seventh day is to be remembered because God ceased creating and rested that day. Resting from work activity on the seventh day is to remind us of His promised millennial rest, a peaceful time on earth.

      Our inherited from Adam nature prefers deciding for it’s self, “what is right, wrong, good and evil;” rather than believing IN God’s teaching for our own good. The QUESTION remains. Will Jesus find faith in God the Father and Himself on earth when He returns? Are many responding to Jesus’ message? May God have mercy.

 

God’s Truth Explored, chapter 9

April 18th, 2018

To: “10,476 in resident churches” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/18/18, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 3, 5778 until sunset.

        Knowing our inherited from Adam nature to be lawless “is foundation for repentance.” Our fleshly nature must be changed to spiritual in order to inherit the kingdom of God. We must be spiritually borne ’changed.’ God does it all by giving the desire. Jesus explained to Nicodemus; (John 3:7-8; “Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’ The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”) Being converted to God’s Way supernaturally is like the wind settling in the mind. God’s law tells us what sin is and if not kept perfectly results in death: “it can’t be kept perfectly in the flesh, so Jesus made the way spiritually. Allow Jesus’ truth through Paul.

       (Romans 8:1-4; “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the life-giving Spirit in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death. (3) For God achieved what the law could not do because it was weakened through the flesh. By sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and concerning sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the righteous requirement of the law may be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.”) We must be born from above in order to walk in the spirit!

      (Rom 8:5-9; For those who live according to the flesh have their outlook shaped by the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their outlook shaped by the things of the Spirit. For the outlook of the flesh is death, but the outlook of the Spirit is life and peace, because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. (9) You, ’believers IN Jesus’ however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, this person does not belong to Him.” (Study the whole.)

      We must be spiritually called and our mind miraculously changed from a fleshly outlook to a spiritual outlook. The fleshly outlook is self serving. The spiritual mind’s outlook desires to love as Jesus loves.

      (James 1:15-18; “Then when “fleshly” desire conceives, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is full grown, it gives birth to death. Do not be led astray, my dear brothers and sisters. All generous giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights, with whom there is no variation or the slightest hint of change. By His sovereign plan He gave us birth through the message of truth, that we would be a kind of firstfruits of all He created.”) Believing IN God’s message of truth makes people God’s ELECT, “When truth is revealed, its impossible to deceive!”

      Our outlook is fleshly and on the broad road to death until spiritually converted. The fleshly outlook is hostile by inheritance and cannot submit to God’s law. The called recipients of God’s spirit can submit: if “abiding in the spirit,” “His Elect” are able to practice His Way, “from His gifted love position.”

       It’s the mystery revealed to God’s chosen; “whom His spirit is in.” “His spirit imputed to us” teaches, leads, convicts and makes us His Elect.

       Jesus questioned, whether He would find any faith at all on earth when He returns? In His parable about a fearless judge who was bothered by the persistent request of a widow, He made two points. (1) By her persistence the judge honored her request. Jesus likens this to God giving justice to His chosen. (2) Won’t God give justice to His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night? Will He delay long to help them? I tell you, He will give them justice speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?” Luke 18:7-8)

       Faith in God the Father and God the Son is gifted with desire “to be at one with Jesus.” That desire isn’t satisfied in some denominational comfort zone, “but in practicing God’s Way.” (Now and until Jesus’ returns, the traditionalist in every society will be practicing their faith; their views regarding their god!) “Muslims” “their traditional sixth day, “Friday worship” and noon prayers. Their doctrine about rewards in heaven for men. “Hindus’” their doctrine of a revolving immortality from one life type to another and sacred animals. “Professing Christians” their traditional first day worship, “Sunday” their doctrine of immortality at birth. Good going to heaven and the bad burning forever.

     These divisions describe a majority beliefs on earth. NONE of these exemplify “God gifted faith Jesus will be looking for!”

      Notice the similar trends among these major religious beliefs? Each believe in an immorality “that can be earned or is automatic at birth.” Each believe they’re divine “to the degree, they can choose for themselves what‘s, right, wrong, good and evil.” Each choose not to honor the seventh day Sabbath that’s holy to God. (Major religious beliefs make them at odds with God’s truths and blinds their minds to spiritual understanding.) Where did these divisionary outlooks originate? From SATAN.

       God is allowing Satan to deceive the whole world, “but His called out people are gifted with an overcoming spiritual will” “the demonic and their inherited nature’s pulls” thus grow in character likened to Jesus‘.

      Remember: scriptures teach us that even Jesus learned from the things He suffered. See Heb 5:8) (Scriptural spiritual revelations purify’s, promotes righteous living and Godly character.) Paul’s exhortation to Titus includes.

      (Titus 2:11-15; For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people. It trains us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, as we wait for the happy fulfillment of our hope in the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He gave Himself for us to set us free from every kind of lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people who are truly His, who are eager to do good. So communicate these things with the sort of exhortation or rebuke that carries full authority. Don’t let anyone look down on you.”)

      Satan knows Jesus will reign on earth, bind him and later destroy him. (Likely he understands; “God is making a chosen people His own and has a spiritually purpose beyond a flesh and blood life.”) We learn from the account of Jesus being tempted by Satan, “that Satan knows God’s Word and plan.” (This may be the cause of Satan’s jealous rebellion?) Satan knows, God is making many people His literal children! He knows Jesus’ Saints are going to judge the world and angelic beings.”

      (1Corinthians 6:2-3; “Or do you not know that the Saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you not competent to settle trivial suits? Do you not know that we will judge angels? Why not ordinary matters!”) This world’s religions are demonically led to omit these teachings.

      The Lord God Jesus made Adam in His own image and knew when tempted he would choose selfishly. (“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.”” Gen 2:15-17) God was saying to Adam, “trust Me, obey Me regarding life and what’s right, wrong, good and evil.” “When you eat” indicates Jesus knew. (Net bible translation used throughout. King James Version reads, “for in the day you eat thereof you will surely die.”) Jesus knew Adam would decide for himself when tempted to do so. So, did Satan become Adam‘s god, the moment he chose to obey him and eat the forbidden? Now Adam’s nature is inherited by all people. Our fleshly nature desires to decide for self rather than yield to what God says is right, wrong, good and evil.

       The principle teaching throughout God’s Word for His created people is; “believe IN Me and don’t believe ’trust’ what seems right to yourselves.” Eve; then Adam yielded to their desire to be divine. When we choose for self we’re expressing the same and exercising a little god syndrome to ourselves: it’s prideful and doing what seems right is worshiping our intellect.”

God’s Truth Explored, chapter, 8

April 16th, 2018

To: “10,448 in resident churches” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/16/18, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 1, 5778 until sunset.

      Observe God’s new moon, while considering: If God expanded His teaching and called many to the degree that denominations lost large numbers “our lives would be in jeopardy.” We do need to “be ready to give an answer to anyone who ask about our hope.” Peter was inspired to explain.  

      (1Peter 3:15-20; But set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess. Yet do it with courtesy and respect, keeping a good conscience, so that those who slander your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame when they accuse you. (17) For it is better to suffer for doing good, if God wills it, than for doing evil. Because Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, to bring you to God, by being put to death in the flesh but by being made alive in the spirit. In it ’’the spirit’ He went and preached to the spirits in prison, after they were disobedient long ago when God patiently waited in the days of Noah as an ark was being constructed.”) Prophets and

Jesus’ apostles suffered persecutions and death for sharing Jesus’ truth. We believers have similar responsibilities.

      (“A disciple is not greater than His teacher, nor a slave greater than His master. It is enough for the disciple to become like His teacher, and the slave like His master. If they have called the head of the house ‘Beelzebul’ how much more will they defame the members of his household!” Matt 10:24-25) (“If the world hates you, be aware that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you do not belong to the world, but I chose you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you.” John 15:18-19)

      Knowing these things separates God’s called from the populations at large. “Believing in is a gift!” Believing IN changes outlooks from, “practicing lawlessness, to practicing righteous living.” Allow Jesus’ apostle John to define lawlessness.

       (“Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; “indeed, sin is lawlessness” and you know that Jesus was revealed to take away sins, and in Him there is no sin.” 1John 3:4-5)

       “Believing that” can be attained through parent, education, individual and group study. It’s a historical fact that Jesus lived, but “believing that” isn’t “believing IN.” (“Believing that” can’t supernaturally change ones nature, nor give spiritual comprehension as does “revealed belief IN.”) A Christian is one gifted to believe IN. Most professing Christians aren’t Believers IN. For example; “the divorce rate among professing Christians is about the same as that of populations at large.” Most western politicians, lawyers and doctors call themselves Christian. ENOUGH SAID?

       Our Lord called His apostles to carry on His Work and their letters were addressed to followers of Jesus, “believers IN Jesus.” A people fathered by God. “A people clothed with and immersed in Jesus‘ way” Apostles’ letters aren’t addressed to the world at large, nor professing Christians. Paul’s Galatians letter is to people “being saved through believing IN faith,” Not by works of the law. (He explained; “Christians are called by promised grace and led to believe IN, as was Abraham.) What person could think, believing IN God annuls “the spiritual intent of His ten commandments?” Who assumes believing IN could annul Jesus’ new commandment?

       (“I “Jesus” give you a new commandment – to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. Everyone will know by this that you are My disciples – if you have love for one another.” John 13:24-35) The same apostle wrote, (2John 1:5-8; “But now I ask you, lady (not as if I were writing a new commandment to you, but the one we have had from the beginning), that we love one another. (6) (Now this is love: that we walk according to His commandments.) This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning; thus you should walk in it. For many deceivers have gone out into the world, people who do not confess Jesus as Christ coming in the flesh. This person is the deceiver and the antichrist! (8) Watch out, so that you do not lose the things we have worked for, but receive a full reward.”) Not confessing Jesus as He manifest Himself to be in, (John 1:1-5, Heb 1:1-4 and Colossians 1:15-20;!

      THE POINT? (It’s impossible to love God and neighbor: “not yielded to all ten commandments!”) “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do what I tell you?” Luke 6:46)

      Paul’s cautioning the Galatians about their erroneous turning to the law, rather than trusting their “gifted faith in Jesus’ sacrifice for salvation.” Many were turning to practices like the Pharisees imposed: “saved by law keeping.” (Israelites: “before faith in Jesus was gifted” were under the law, while gentiles were practicing paganism.) Even fleshly logic teaches; “people worship what seems right to themselves.” (Imprisonment to the law is likened to “gentile’s to their imagined gods.”)

      Through gifted faith in Jesus’ sacrifice for the remission of sin, “called people are saved by God’s grace.” Believing IN Jesus is to know, “the law of love supersedes the law of commandments.” Loving God is to know, “His commandments are for our good.” (It’s an elementary thing for Believers IN: when kept in love; “the first four commandments demonstrate love toward God and the last six, how to love neighbor.) Elementary because, “when gifted to love God we love the things He loves.” Elementary because, “when we love our neighbor, we don’t need to be told not to harm him.” (Thus love supersedes the law.)

      Most aren’t gifted with Jesus’ love! (Unless the love of Jesus is ‘poured out’ in our minds, “God’s ten commandments are our guardian.) All who aren’t supernaturally gifted to love their neighbor as themselves, “need God’s ten commandments.” When we’re born from above, we naturally love one another as Jesus loves us. (Children and all societal teaching should include the ten commandments “as the law to live by.”)

      Paul’s letter to the Galatians Christians, corrected those who had been saved by grace, “but afterward following those teaching a salvation by works.” Pharisee infiltration taught legalistic law keeping, in order to be saved. (Paul said; “believing IN Galatians were recipients of the holy spirit by believing IN God’s way” as did Abraham.”) Paul asked, “why should you be judging yourselves and one another by the physical law rather than Jesus’ law of love? Revealed gifted love of Jesus “leads Believers IN to love and understand the spiritual intent of God’s commandments.” Practicing righteous living through “faith IN Jesus is being Christ Like.” (Believing IN Jesus is defined as, “living as clothed and immersed in Jesus.”

      God has never revealed a plan to do away with His ten commandments. He has reveal, “no one is saved by keeping His ten commandments.” If so, “that would be saved by works of the law.” Paul explained to God’s church at Rome.

       (Romans 7:7-12; “What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! Certainly, I “Paul” would not have known sin except through the law. For indeed I would not have known what it means to desire something belonging to someone else if the law had not said, “Do not covet.

    (ALL decent societies make rules about not stealing from one another. God’s commandments taught Paul.)

     (Rom 7:8;; But sin, “lawlessness” seizing the opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of wrong desires. For apart from the law, sin is dead. Where there is no law there is no sin.” (Jesus’ new commandment that we love one another as He loves us, is not new.)

    (Rom 7:9-12; And I was once alive apart from the law, but with the coming of the commandment sin became alive and I died. So I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life brought death! For sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it I died.” (Paul’s realization that he could not keep God’s law perfectly in the flesh and the result of sin was death; led him to abandon the old self and die with Jesus.) (12) “So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous, and good.”)

       Had the Lord God not given Adam and Eve a command “there’d be no sin.” If there were no God, “there’d be no sin.” Realizing the spiritual goodness of God’s commandments helped Paul understand his inherited sin nature, “then he desired to be rid of it.” God’s commandments reveal sin.

      (1Corinthians 15:56-58; “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! So then, dear brothers and sisters, be firm. Do not be moved! Always be outstanding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”) Paul knew God was working in him.

God’s Truth Explored, chapter 7

April 15th, 2018

To: “10,435 in resident churches” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/15/18, God’s 1st month, Nisan 30, 5778 until sunset.

      Look up, observe God’s new moon, His second month begins at sunset.

       Jeroboam appointed “other than Levites” to be priest: Solomon promoted him and thus started the “pull away from the dynasty of David.” The principle of allowing unqualified “in God’s view” people ‘Levites’ to deliver God’s message apparently began with Solomon and Jeroboam.

      (See 1Kings11:26-28; Jeroboam was an accomplished man, prompting Solomon to promote him as a leader. Through political maneuvering he became king and made most anyone who wanted to be, “a priest.” It’s still the worldly religious way “selecting accomplished people to teach religion.”   

       Today’s pundits of Christianity argue about God’s love, law, grace and faith. Applying fleshly human rationale, attempting to understand spiritual matters. Not realizing; “gifted belief IN God” covers all three.” (Abraham and all Believers IN “who walk with the Lord God of Israel in worshipful fashion” believe IN God’s love, law, faith and grace ‘naturally.”) A belief IN that’s gifted to the chosen. The foundation of God’s ten commandments is, “love, law, faith and grace.” Which of the ten commandments can we imagine Abraham didn’t respect and love, “naturally?” Lets review the ten.

       (Exodus 20:3; (1) “You shall have no other gods before Me.”

       (Exodus 20:4-6; (2) “You shall not make for yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is on the earth beneath or that is in the water below. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I, the Lord, your God, am a jealous God, responding to the transgression of fathers by dealing with children to the third and fourth generations of those who reject Me, and showing covenant faithfulness to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.

      (Exodus 20:7- (3) “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold guiltless anyone who takes His name in vain.

      (Exodus 20:8-11; (4) “Remember the Sabbath day to set it apart as holy. For six days you may labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; on it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, or your male servant, or your female servant, or your cattle, or the resident foreigner who is in your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth and the sea and all that is in them, and he rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy.

      (Exodus 20:12;  (5) “Honor your father and your mother, that you may live a long time in the land the Lord your God is giving to you.

      (Exodus 20:13; (6) “You shall not murder.

      (Exodus 20:14; (7) “You shall not commit adultery.

      (Exodus 20:15; (8) “You shall not steal.

      (Exodus 20:16; (9) “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

      (Exodus 20:17 (10) “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

       Abraham and all who believe IN God “as He manifest Himself to be” love His Way ’naturally’ because the love of God is shed abroad ’poured out’ in our heart.’ (Romans 5:5; And, ’Godly’ hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was ‘is’ given to us.”)

      God’s imputed ’gifted’ Holy Spirit to our minds, “makes us love God, His law, His grace and faith in His promises as did Abraham. (Pundits of Christianity who aren’t teaching the spiritual magnification of God’s love, faith, grace and law aren’t His sheep. (Jesus said it; (John10:26-30; “But you refuse to believe because you are not My sheep. My sheep listen to My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish; no one will snatch them from My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all, and no one can snatch them from My Father’s hand. The Father and I are One.”)

      Abraham did and all believers IN do, look forward to the Lord God’s kingdom being established on earth. It’s when the fulfillments of all the promises to Abraham and his descendents will be take place.

       This age is to be shortened for the “Elect‘s sake.”

       (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.”) (Mark 13:22; “For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the Elect.“)

       Who are the Elect? People to whom God reveals Himself and His message to. Suppose individuals can choose to be one of God’s Elect? No: because God does the choosing. What’s special about the Elect of this age? Like Abraham, they are chosen, gifted with God’s truth and a desire to be obedient, “at one with Him.” (It’s important that followers of Jesus know these things because “God is allowing Satan to be the god of this age.”) Jesus said; “the whole world will be deceived, if possible, even the Elect.”)

      The Elect are “chosen and fathered by God.” A people born from above, immersed and clothed in Jesus.” The Elect‘s focus and desire is described by Paul.

      (2Corinthians 5:2-4; “For in this earthly house we groan, because we desire to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed, after we have put on our heavenly house, we will not be found naked. For we groan while we are in this tent, since we are weighed down, because we do not want to be unclothed, but clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.”)

       We can’t choose to be an Elect any more than we could’ve chosen our parents. Each Elect is special to God. The scriptural Word of fact is, “ONLY God’s Elect are immune to demonic deceptions!” Believers IN know these things because, “Jesus taught it through His prophets and apostles.

      We were born in sin, “inheriting a lawless “sin” nature from Adam.” Our inherited nature is further shaped by parental, educational and societal beliefs, “until such time that God chooses to reveal Himself and His truth.” (This is why Jesus said; “For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the Elect.” Matt 24:24) (Mark 13:20-23; “And if the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would be saved. But because of the Elect, whom He chose, He has cut the days short. Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘Look, there He is!’ do not believe him. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, the Elect. Be careful! I have told you everything ahead of time.”)

      Foregone conclusions are promised ahead of the time. God HAS cut time short and some of the chaos that’s prophesied before Jesus’ return may be forgiven.” May we be led to pray that Jesus’ kingdom soon come?

      (1Cor 13:8-10; “Love never ends. But if there are prophecies, they will be set aside; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be set aside. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part, but when what is perfect comes, the partial will be set aside.”)

      Heavenly Father and our Lord God, Jesus: our prayer is that many be called, Your truth spread like water the sea. Lead us to seek, meditate and pray. Bless us with persevering wills that we may overcome to the end. We pray in the holy name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus. AMEN

       Believing IN God’s message of truth, “makes one an Elect!” Understanding is by revelation to His chosen! No amount of education or personal persuasion can put this spiritual gift in a person’s mind! It could be asked; “aren’t we trying to persuade people?” Yes. Attempting to persuade people to pray that God reveal and lead to His Way. (Words of truth linger in the minds of those being called.) Words of Truth from sources of God’s choosing, gives desire to individuals to seek, study, meditate and pray.

God’s Truth Explored, chapter 6

April 14th, 2018

To: “10,422 in resident churches” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/14/18, God’s 1st month, Nisan 29, 5778 until sunset.

      Times and dates are important to God. Israel’s crossing the Jordan was preplanned. Israel’s deliverance from Egypt was preplanned. Jesus giving His life for “remission of this world’s sins was preplanned.” The Lord God of Jacob, ‘Israel’ is Jesus: He re-Created this earth, made Adam and Eve, called Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and many others. He’s going to return as promised and it’s preplanned.

      (Joshua 5:10-12; “So the Israelites camped in Gilgal and celebrated the Passover in the evening of the fourteenth day of the month on the plains of Jericho. They ate some of the produce of the land the day after the Passover, including unleavened bread and roasted grain. (12) The manna stopped appearing the day they ate some of the produce of the land; the Israelites never ate manna again.”)

      Who could think it not preplanned, that Jesus led the Israelites across the Jordan, prepared them for the Passover on the corresponding dates to when He delivered them from Egypt and later died for the remission of sin on the Passover? Who could think it not preplanned that Jesus led Israel from Egypt exactly as promised to Abraham. Who could think that all the lands promised Abraham’s descendents will not yet be given as promised.

       (Exodus 12:40-42; “Now the length of time the Israelites lived in Egypt was 430 years. At the end of the 430 years, on the very day, all the regiments of the Lord went out of the land of Egypt. It was a night of vigil for the Lord to bring them out from the land of Egypt and so on this night all Israel is to keep the vigil to the Lord for generations to come.”)

      Israelites were regiments of the Lord by promise, only. NOT for any good they had done. In fact almost all them had reverted to the ways and practices of the Egyptians. Most of them were so indoctrinated that they never mentally converted. Almost all these died before their children were led across the Jordan. It was ALL by planned PROMISE! Jesus’ apostle Paul taught the same principle to Christians.

      (Galatians 3:1-29; “You foolish Galatians! Who has cast a spell on you? Before your eyes Jesus Christ was vividly portrayed as crucified! The only thing I want to learn from you is this: Did you receive the Spirit by doing the works of the law or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? Although you began with the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by human effort?” (The self righteous nature we inherited wants to demonstrate our goodness in physically doing what seems good, to ourselves and others.)

     (Gal 3:4-5; “Have you suffered so many things for nothing? – if indeed it was for nothing. Does God then give you the Spirit and work miracles among you by your doing the works of the law or by your believing what you heard?” (Believing IN promotes obedience from a love of God‘s Way position. Relying on law keeping for salvation is works.)

      (Gal 3:6-8; “Just as Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness, so then, understand that those who believe are the sons of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, proclaimed the gospel to Abraham ahead of time, saying, “All the nations will be blessed in you.” (We should understand, “ALL nations have not been blessed in Abraham yet.” This is a millennial PROMISE.

      (Gal 3:9-11; “So then, those who believe are blessed along with Abraham the Believer. For all who rely on doing the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not keep on doing everything written in the book of the law.” Now it is clear no one is justified before God by the law, because the righteous one will live by faith.” (What is faith? (Heb 11:1-3;“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see. For by it the people of old received God’s commendation. By faith we understand that the worlds were set in order at God’s command, so that the visible has its origin in the invisible.”

      (Galatians 3:12-14; “But the law is not based on faith, but the one who does the works of the law will live by them. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us (because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”) in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham would come to the Gentiles, so that we could receive the promise of the Spirit by faith.”

      (Gal 3:15-22; “Brothers and sisters, I offer an example from everyday life: When a covenant has been ratified, even though it is only a human contract, no one can set it aside or add anything to it. Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his descendant. Scripture does not say, “and to the descendants,” referring to many, but “and to your descendant,” referring to One, who is Christ. (17) What I am saying is this: The law that came four hundred thirty years later does not cancel a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to invalidate the promise. For if the inheritance is based on the law, it is no longer based on the promise, but God graciously gave it to Abraham through the promise. (19) Why then was the law given? It was added because of transgressions, until the arrival of the descendant, “Jesus” to whom the promise had been made. It “the law” was administered through angels by an intermediary. Now an intermediary is not for one party alone, but God is One. Is the law therefore opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. But the scripture imprisoned everything and everyone under sin so that the promise could be given – because of the faithfulness of Jesus Christ to those who believe.” (It was preplanned that Jesus would come and become the sacrificial Lamb; THEN faith IN, “a believing IN Jesus” could be gifted to the called.)

      (Gal 3:23-27; “Now before, ’Jesus’’ faith came we were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners until the coming faith would be revealed. (24) Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.” (BUT UNDER Jesus Christ Himself.) For in Christ Jesus you are all Sons of God through faith. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” Putting on the WAYS of Christ. Gifted faith in Jesus is to understand that through Him is life.

      (Gal 3:28-29; “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. (29) And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.) His planning is certain. People contributing to Israelites’ hardships will pay a price.

       (Isaiah  14:24-27; 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. 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. 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?”) See chapters 16:, 19:, & 22: also.

      Hijackers of God’s Way “as revealed to Abraham and Jesus’ apostles” will receive their reckoning for having changed His set aside times. We have the example of King Jeroboam changing God’s seventh month Feast of Tabernacles to the eighth month and God’s displeasure. Jeroboam also made two golden calves for worship, saying: “these are the gods that brought you out of Egypt.” (1Kings 13:33-34; “After this happened, Jeroboam still did not change his evil ways; he continued to appoint common people as priests at the high places. Anyone who wanted the job he consecrated as a priest. This sin caused Jeroboam’s dynasty to come to an end and to be destroyed from the face of the earth.”

God’s Truth Explored, chapter 5

April 13th, 2018

To: “10,403 “in resident churches” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/13/18, God’s 1st month, Nisan 28, 5778 until sunset.

      Every individual’s god “compels an action or inaction.” Internal beliefs have individuals in various comfort zones. Our English dictionary defines god as, (1) a person admired, as was rock music a god of the early seventies. (2) something that dominates, taking over a person’s life. (3) a figure or image representing a god: used as an object of worship. (4) a supernatural being or group of beings of some religion which is worshiped as the personification or controller of some aspect of the universe.

      Anything idolized is a god. Many people’s god “is their own intellect.” All the above make for enslaving religions. When our Creator God is supernaturally revealed as “manifest to be in the holy scriptures” it’s freedom from all the above. Believing IN the true God is not a religion. Believing IN the true God is: “The Way that makes individuals AT ONE with Jesus.” Writing to followers of Jesus, His apostle John wrote.

      (1John 3:1-3; “See what sort of love the Father has given to us: that we should be called God’s children – and indeed we are! For this reason the world does not know us: because it did not know Him. Dear friends, we are God’s children now and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that whenever it is revealed we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope focused on Him purifies himself, just as Jesus is pure.”)

      When God gifts a recognition of one’s internal inherited fleshly nature for what it is; “it’s despised and a change is desired.” Repentance is “a turning from our inherited nature.” “That inherited from Adam nature.” “From indoctrinations implanted by this world’s system of things.” It begins when God opens one’s mind to the deceitfulness of our inherited nature. Only then do people recognize “the susceptibility of our minds” to society’s erroneous teaching. We’re susceptible to ideas planted from birth. ALL erroneous learning is Satan inspired indoctrination!

      Think how different you’d be, “if you had been reared by different parents” a different educational system or a different religion. (If spiritually led to seriously consider such questions, “you are among the few.”) Perhaps such leading is proof of being supernaturally called. We know spiritual understanding is from above. Pray about this and seek God’s freedom.

      Did our Creator God made Adam and Eve susceptible to deception purposely? He did; “but He is not susceptible to deception.” God is holy, pure, righteous, true! AND “He made the Way for His chosen to be clothed in the nature of Jesus.” To believe IN God and be AT ONE with Him. Led to love the things He loves and hate the things He hates. Things holy to God are holy to Believers IN! The holy scriptures teach; “as we grow in His faith we are freed from this susceptibility to deception.” God makes His chosen Saints.

      Jesus says about Satan’s deceptions; “if possible, even the Saints would be deceived.” (See Matt 24:24;For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the Elect.”) Can we understand, “believing IN Jesus is the only true freedom?” Let’s review our last study. Jesus inspired Jeremiah to write for our learning.

      (Jeremiah 17:9-10; “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.”)

       People who aren’t led to be obedient to God’s way are deceived by Satan and their our susceptible minds “to live according to the flesh.” Thus most aren’t led to challenge this world’s system of things and its erroneous deceptions. Susceptible to it’s erroneous teachings as “Satan inspires and leads this worlds system to.” Our natural inherited nature doesn’t lead to spiritual study, “prove all things and hold fast to what is good.” God leads His chosen to pay attention to His teaching through Isaiah.

       (Isaiah 66:1-2; This is what the Lord says: “The heavens are My throne and the earth is My footstool. Where then is the house you will build for Me? Where is the place where I will rest? My hand made them; that is how they came to be,” says the Lord. I show special favor to the humble and contrite, who respects what I have to say.”)

      With this understanding in mind, “what contributes to individuals having a humble, contrite mind and respect for God’s Way? Can individuals independently conjure up such a mental outlook? A respect for and believe IN what God says? NO. (As David was called, granted belief IN and respect for God, “so must we.”) Consider this song of David’s. (Selah is a musical term - it’s meaning unknown.)

       (Psalms 32:1-8; “How blessed is the one whose rebellious acts are forgiven, whose sin is pardoned! How blessed is the one whose wrongdoing the Lord does not punish, in whose spirit there is no deceit.” (How can one have a spirit in which there is no deceit?) (3) When I refused to confess my sin, my whole body wasted away, while I groaned in pain all day long. For day and night You tormented me; You tried to destroy me in the intense heat of summer.” (Selah) ) A better translation is: “You try me, destroying my will as with intense heat of summer.” (Heat? ‘If one understands the form as a true plural, then one might translate’ “in the times of drought.”) David likens his torment to being uncomfortable as is summer heat.

      (Psalms 32:5-7; “Then I confessed my sin; I no longer covered up my wrongdoing.” I said, “I will confess my rebellious acts “my practice of sin” to the Lord.” And then You forgave my sins. (Selah) (6) For this reason every one of Your faithful followers should pray to You while there is a window of opportunity. Certainly when the surging water rises, it will not reach them. You are my hiding place; You protect me from distress. You surround me with shouts of joy from those celebrating deliverance. (Selah) (David was led to repentance and “true freedom.)

      (Psalms 32:8; I will instruct and teach you about how you should live. I will advise you as I look you in the eye. Do not be like an unintelligent horse or mule, which will not obey you unless they are controlled by a bridle and bit. An evil person suffers much pain, but the Lord’s faithfulness overwhelms the one who trusts in Him. Rejoice in the Lord and be happy, you who are godly! Shout for joy, all you who are morally upright!”)

       What overwhelms those who trust in God? The Lord’s faithfulness! Unbelievers and scoffers are in bondage, “going the way that seems right to themselves.” Their way of living is based on “parental training, education and in the system of things their particular society dictates.” Thus, a systematic division that’s devised by the demonic.

       What a paradox; “this world’s modern religious societies are in.” Each condones “doctrinal division as the norm” their point of view being; “we are all trying to get to the same place.” These groups are NOT Believers IN and “followers of Jesus.” They promote themselves as teachers of light. Jesus, through His apostle Paul reveals “the truth on this subject.”

      (2Corinthians 11:13-15; “For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it’s no surprise that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions.”)

       Believers IN are led to study God’s Word; “led to recognize proofs of God’s control.” Soon recognize the significance of God’s use of dates and times. Six days before Jesus’ death; (the 8th day, first month, “Nisan” on Judea’s calendar.) Jesus was at Lazarus’ house and, Mary, “one of Lazarus’ sisters” anointed Jesus’ feet. (see John 12:) Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover and give Himself for the remission of sin. In this same season many years before, “Jesus was about to lead Israel from Egypt.” Forty years after that, “Israel was crossing the Jordan and celebrating the Passover.”

       (Joshua 4:19; The people went up from the Jordan on the tenth day of the first monthNisan” and camped in Gilgal on the eastern border of Jericho.) Israelites’ crossing the Jordan was four days before Passover. Likely the same date Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem.