HisView Assemblies

Grace, mercy and love, chapter 9

May 23rd, 2017

5/23/22, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 26, 5777 until sunset today. To 4,472 “in resident churches” and individuals “called to follow Jesus.”

    We “His view assemblies people” don’t get political except when God’s view clearly opposes particular practices.

    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 that have hijacked God’s Word, moral teachings and the intent of the US’s constitution. Jesus’ followers know the culprit is Satan, who 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 gives ammunition to self righteous radical religious thinking. A question we should be asking is; “will God use radicalized people to punish the immoral conduct of those that should know better?” It has happened before.

     Infidel simply means “unbeliever.” The many self righteous radicalized people groups, “infidels themselves” correctly call westerners who have turned from biblical values, “infidels.” The Holy Scriptures identify a believers as “one believing IN God.” The condoning professing Christian and many evangelicals define a believer as “one practicing the moral values Jesus taught.” For years we have attempted to define for people 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 of the truths presented in the Holy Scriptures’ original language.

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

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

    (Isaiah 58:1-5; “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. (4) 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.”

    (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 is 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 23:16-40;- “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!’

   (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.

     (21-22; 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 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.”

    (23; “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.”

     (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.“

    (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; “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!”

    (33-34; “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.’”

    (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. 

Grace, mercy and love, chapter 8

May 22nd, 2017

5/19/22, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 25, 5777 until sunset today. To 4,470 “in resident churches” and individuals “called to follow Jesus.”

     Festival of Weeks, ‘Pentecost’ begins at sunset June 3. The weekly Sabbath during the Feast of Unleavened Bread  is the Wave Sheaf Sabbath from which the count of seven Sabbaths begins. Leviticus 23: is where all seven annual Sabbaths are listed for us.

     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 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 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.

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 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; 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, will remain so through out His millennial rule and beyond 

   Festival of Weeks, Pentecost means ‘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.“

    (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 harvested 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. 

Grace, mercy and love, chapter 7

May 19th, 2017

5/19/17, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 22, 5777 until sunset today. To 4,461 “in resident churches” and individuals “called to follow Jesus.”

     Few professing Christians believe IN Jesus’ profound words as written in 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.”

     Teachings about Jesus that are popular in our communities are not His truths. People love teachings that border on evolving superstitions and a condoning 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. All but His Elect will be deceived. Truth so diluted that Satan and his followers manifesting themselves as angels of light will be accepted. Daniel’s prophecy about the abomination of desolation taking place. See Daniel 9: A final fulfillment likened to the events of a.d. 70, and Antiochus’ IV abominations in 167 b.c., (Abominable to God sacrifices were made.) Apparently a final fulfillment will occur in the end tribulation age. Jesus indicates Antiochus’ abomination isn’t the final fulfillment, (See Mark 13:14, 19, 24; and Rev 3:10). The demonic hatred of Judaism 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 true called out followers of Jesus that we Believers IN are individually houses of His Energizing Holy Spirit, representing His church. Jesus reveals the good and bad characteristics to His believing people, church.   

Study Revelations 2: and 3: to discover the 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 11:5-13; “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.”)

      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 will be hated by the world as Jesus prophesied about His and His followers teachings.

     The Elect are those to whom God the Father selects, reveals Himself, His Son and His message of truth  None can boast except in the Lord. Psalms 34: was written by David, when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, causing the king to send him away.

     (Psalms 34: “I will praise the Lord at all times; my mouth will continually praise Him. I will boast5 in the Lord; let the oppressed hear and rejoice! Magnify the Lord with me!

Let’s praise His name together! I sought the Lord’s help and he answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him for help are happy; their faces are not ashamed. This oppressed man cried out and the Lord heard; He saved him from all his troubles. (7) The Lord’s angel camps around the Lord’s loyal followers and delivers them. Taste and see that the Lord is good! How blessed is the onewho takes shelter in Him! Remain loyal to the Lord, you chosen people of His, for His loyal followers lack nothing!

    (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.  

       

 

 

Grace, mercy and love, chapter 6

May 17th, 2017

5/17/17, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 20, 5777 until sunset today. To 4,454 “in resident churches” and individuals “called to follow Jesus.”

    Perhaps we would have fewer nonbelievers had translators of God’s Holy Scriptures explained the difference in, “a beginning and the beginning.” (When professing Christian believers and other religions teach, “the beginning analogy” applied to this earth’s beginning they give agnostics, atheists, unbelievers and falsely so called science ammunition.) Because when we see prehistoric creatures excavated, examine rock formations and this earth’s vast oil reserves, it’s obvious that this earth’s age is more than the 5,777 year history of man as laid out in the Holy Scriptures.

     Science, nor can we define “beginnings and endings” with God. We that are called to be Believers IN have revealed faith knowledge of His truth; (“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 is faith knowledge not understood by the world and disturbs unbelievers. By revealed faith we believe IN God the Father and God the Son as they define themselves; “the first and last, through whom is life, the Creator, Re-creator, Sustainer, Mediator, Planner and coming King of Kings; possessing loving characteristics of righteousness, holiness and who judges what’s right, wrong, good and evil. These characteristic are defined in “Jesus’ Revelations to John.”

     (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.”)

      (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.”

    (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.”

     (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, and the murderers, and the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood!”

  Believers IN are the churches and bride of Christ.

     (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 humankind’s science position, it was at conception. The time a seed united with an egg. But Consider, was our beginning when God predestined us? We can’t disprove it.

       (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.”

      Our “the beginning” was when God the Father thought to adopt us to His spiritual family in Christ before the foundation of the world. Thus; Spiritually speaking; “our beginning was when God the Father predestined us, through Jesus Christ.”

   There are other, “a beginnings” as when God revealed Himself and we believed IN. 

      (Eph 1:7-19; “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.”)

  God the Father gives us the desire to pray for wisdom and Revelation.

     (Eph 1:15-23; “For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the Saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you when I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge of Him, – since the eyes of your heart have been enlightened – so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what is the wealth of His glorious inheritance in the Saints, and what is the incomparable greatness of His power toward us who believe, as displayed in the exercise of His immense strength. (20) This power He exercised in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms far above every rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. (22) And God put all things under Christ’s feet, and He gave Him to the church as head over all things. Now the church is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.”)

      Jesus demonstrated Godly Creative and Re-creative deeds when in the flesh. As Moses’ Lord God, Jesus did these Godly deeds through him. Of the many, consider one.

     (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. Jesus healed many through Peter as Peter’s shadow passed over them. Healed and gave physical life back through Peter.

       (Acts 9:32-43; “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 in our communities would turn to the Lord Jesus, if such a miracle were done for a person documented to have been paralyzed.

    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.” There are many manuscripts researches and some language translators do 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. 

     (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 this understanding believed IN, the evolutionist, agnostics, nonbelievers and science have no sound argument against God being Creator.

 

Grace, mercy and love, chapter 5

May 13th, 2017

Grace, Mercy and Love, chapter 5

5/13/17, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 16, 5777 until sunset today. To 4,442 “in resident churches” and individuals “called to follow Jesus.”

    God is the personification of love; it is obvious that He does and plans all things from His loving position. Planning destruction of all evil, even allowing Satan’s demonic obstacles for a preplanned time and providing ‘the way” for His chosen to inherit a new nature like Jesus’; demonstrates Godly love.

     The adversary of God and His created people is Satan. His objective is to cause 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 demonstrate their trust in the wrong source.

    Read the account of Satan tempting Job and his commune with God. Job 1: and 2:

    See Matthew 4: to discern Satan’s knowledge of the Holy Scriptures and how Jesus handled Satan‘s temptations. Satan promised Jesus the kingdoms of the world if He would worship him; Jesus never said; “kingdoms aren’t yours to give” knowing that Satan was being allowed to be god of this world’s system of things for a set time. Until a 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.

    (Isaiah 14:12-15; “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!” But you ‘Satan’ were brought down to Sheol, to the remote slopes of the pit.”) Remember the word, “Sheol” is translated “hell” in New Testament Greek and “Babel” means confusion. It was there that God confused peoples languages when they though to build to the heavens.

     The background for the imagery in this whole section is directed to the demonically influenced king of Babylon, who is clearly depicted as a human ruler influenced by Satan. Other kings of the earth address Satan as “the man” in v. 16, and, according to vv. 19-20, Satan can possess a physical body. Nevertheless 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. 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 is by God’s grace, mercy and love that He has 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 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 human beings as both frail and temporary. God is in the process of making believers IN “in His likeness spiritually that we may inherit 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 within their eternal characteristic of love, holiness and righteousness; created humankind in their image and likeness for the ultimate purpose of creating humankind to be literal spiritual children, “Gods.” 

     The holy scriptures don’t necessarily give us reason for Satan‘s rebellion; however it’s likely that when Satan 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 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.)

  Arrogant boastful people don’t realize they were born with a deceitful heart.

      It is a demonic inspired fleshly characteristic in people that causes a desire to disguise themselves as something they aren’t. It is natural for fleshly people to stretch things to impress others to view themselves, as they would like themselves to be thought of. In part this describes the nature we inherit from Adam. A deceitful sin or lawlessness toward God nature is what we inherited from Adam. Jesus inspired Jeremiah to give us revelations regarding our inherited trust in our own intellect, “our human nature.”

    (Jeremiah 17:5-11; 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.”

     (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 likes to think God is condoning of people doing what they think is right. Paul was given this understanding and shares it with Believers.

     (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 people deny creation and don’t consider God’s prerogatives 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.”

    (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.”)

      So, we have many religions condoning most anything and some wanting to kill any that don’t agree with their theory. 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; “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.” Matt 24:22)

 

Grace, mercy and love, chapter 4

May 11th, 2017

5/11/17, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 14, 5777 until sunset today. To 4,433 “in resident churches” and individuals “called to follow Jesus.” (Observe a full moon tonight.)

     God the Father began giving His Son for the remission of sin before the re-creation of this earth and life, including Adam and Eve. Jesus is the Alpha and Omega.

    Some of what may be speculation in this chapter was revealed to Jesus’ apostles. Particularly to John in, “Jesus’ revelations to John” and 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 prophecy jumps beyond final judgment and beyond New Jerusalem’s coming.

    (2Peter 3:8-13; 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. (10) 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, and 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.”)

   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, but 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.”

     This planet known as “earth” was covered by water and darkness at the time of Jesus’ re-creation. The New Testament Holy Scriptures reveal other records of Jesus re-creating. Creator Jesus re-created fish and bread feeding thousands at least twice. Jesus created aged wine from water. Jesus resurrected Lazarus after being dead four days and others through His apostle. Through Moses Jesus did many miracles demonstrating His re-creative powers, including creating water from within a rock. Jesus had Isaiah prophecy about Satan’s fall and revealed spiritual warring at a previous time. Did spiritual warfare and judgment of Satan cause this earth to become void? 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, regarding 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 some 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 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 with Him and His sun.

 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; all things be created by, for and through Him. He planned and willed that Jesus become our sacrifice for the remission of 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 blood so lawlessness could be forgiven to those called to believe IN.

    God’s selecting and making 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’s 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 that the Creator God is Jesus, is the foundation for knowing 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) the 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.)

     (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. Now remember angelic beings, including Satan is Jesus’ creation. Before Satan’s rebellion He had been a loyal angel, but when deceit overcame him, he became the devil. Jesus knew how Satan would work on Adam and Eve and that result.

  Consider Adam’s gifted intellect.  

     (Gen 2:18-25; “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) 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.“ (24) 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.

Grace, mercy and love, chapter 3

May 9th, 2017

5/9/17, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 12, 5777 until sunset today. To 4,426 “in resident churches” and individuals “called to follow Jesus.”

    How can people worship in spirit and truth without knowing God’s truth and be gifted with His Holy Spirit? How can we know His truth, except it be revealed? Does the holy scriptures give any hint that people can understand spiritual truths from within their fleshly intellect? Even if they could; where does the desire to be “at one: with God come from? That is, the gifted desire to be holy because He is holy, be righteous because He is righteous and love His holy loving ways because we love Him?

     (1John 4:19; ‘We love because He loved us first.” We 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. Know that 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 death to 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.”)

     Until such time that God’s loving characteristics are revealed to our minds and we repent for having lived the way that seemed right, we are each heirs of Adam and Eve’s lawless ‘sin’ nature, which is death. Until God the Father and God the Son are revealed, we see their goodness and desire to live in their spiritual likeness, we are transgressors.

As Jesus’ apostle Paul states; “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. Including this world’s evolving system of things, it’s so called higher education governments and religions.

      Corporately

     (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 commandments in decrees.”

    He did this to create in Himself one new man 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.”

     Non-Israelite populations have always been more prone to make gods of the heavenly bodies and images likened to things that can be seen. Days of the week are named from some of these. Paul’s letter to Timothy should be applied to each Believer.

     (2Tim 1:6-” Because of this I remind you to rekindle God’s gift that you possess through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me, a prisoner for His sake, but by God’s power accept your share of suffering for the gospel. (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 to Jesus. Corporately Israelites and non-Israelites are called to a oneness in Christ Jesus. An Ambassador must think as His Lord and the citizenship they serve. There is 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. Helping us fulfill Jesus’ desire that we love as He loves, is through His revealed knowledge regarding His plans for this earth. 

Grace, mercy and love, chapter 2

May 5th, 2017

5/5/17, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 9, 5777 begins at sunset today. To 4,407 “in resident churches” and individuals “called to follow Jesus.”

    This age between Jesus’ ascension and His return is the latter age. As reviewed in chapter one, “God has preplanned it all.” Satan is allowed to be the god of this world until God’s set time for his demise. Since Adam and Eve’s creation and particularly in this latter age interval of time, Satan is the culprit causing divisions of all sorts. Study Matthew 24: Nations against nations, family divisions and fleshly love waxing cold will continue until Jesus’ return and Satan bound. 

       His kingdom of peace and judgment, preplanned.

      (Isaiah 11:1-4; ”A shoot will grow out of Jesse’s root stock, a bud will sprout from his roots. (See also See Jeremiah 30:9; Ezekiel 34:23-24; 37:24-25; Hosea 3:5; and Micah 5:2.) The Lord’s spirit will rest on Him – a spirit that gives extraordinary wisdom, a spirit that provides the ability to execute plans, a spirit that produces absolute loyalty to the Lord. He will take delight in obeying the Lord. He will not judge by mere appearances, or make decisions on the basis of hearsay. He will treat the poor fairly, and make right decisions for the downtrodden of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and order the wicked to be executed.” (Rod of His mouth? (Heb “and by the breath of His lips He will kill the wicked.” The “breath of His lips” refers to His speech, specifically in this context His official decrees that the wicked oppressors be eliminated from His realm.)

    (5-9; “Justice will be like a belt around His waist, integrity will be like a belt around His hips. A wolf will reside with a lamb, and a leopard will lie down with a young goat; an ox and a young lion will graze together, as a small child leads them along. A cow and a bear will graze together, their young will lie down together. A lion, like an ox, will eat straw. A baby will play over the hole of a snake; over the nest of a serpent an infant will put his hand. They will no longer injure or destroy on My entire royal mountain. For there will be universal submission to the Lord’s sovereignty, just as the waters completely cover the sea.”) (MY entire royal mountain? My entire government? 

    (Heb “in all My holy mountain.” In the most basic sense the Lord’s “holy mountain” is the mountain from which He rules over His kingdom (see Ezek 28:14, 16). Specifically it refers to Mount Zion/Jerusalem or to the entire land of Israel (see Psalms 2:6; 15:1; 43:3; Isaiah 56:7; 57:13; Ezekiel 20:40; Obadiah 16;  Zephaniah 3:11). God’s worldwide dominion. “Knowledge of the Lord?” Recognition of the Lord’s sovereignty which results in a willingness to submit to His authority.)

  Family of Jacob “Israelites - physical and spiritual, heirs with Abraham.

      (Isaiah 14:1-5; “The Lord will certainly have compassion on Jacob; ‘Israelites’ 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 14:6-8; “It ‘the “club/scepter” of the preceding line.) furiously struck down nations with unceasing blows. It angrily ruled over nations, oppressing them without restraint. (7) The whole earth rests and is quiet; they break into song. The evergreens also rejoice over your demise, as do the cedars of Lebanon, singing, ‘Since you fell asleep, no woodsman comes up to chop us down!’”

     (9-11; “Sheol below is stirred up about you, ready to meet you when you arrive. (Sheol is the proper name of the subterranean world, regarded as the land of the dead. Sometimes translated “hell” in the New Testament.) It 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.”

  Jesus said to His apostles, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” Luke 10:18. 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, swept away.

     (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?”)

  Israel’s next deliverance.

     (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.”

    (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 metalsmith, 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.”

    (8-13; “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, feeding thousands and the miracles through His apostles.) 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.”)

 

Gracd, mercy and love, chapter 1

May 4th, 2017

5/4/17, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 8, 5777 begins at sunset today. To 4,405 “in resident churches” and individuals “called to follow Jesus.”

     It’s by the grace of God, His mercy and love that we are able to function in His likeness. Fleshly love, creativity and talents are gifts from God. God the Father’s “so loving the world that He gave His Son” began when He willed that all things be created by Jesus. Jesus is the Lord God that made and communed with Adam and Eve. (Before Adam and Eve committed lawlessness; God the Father and God the Son, knowing Satan’s allowed purpose and their fleshly nature, planned the way for a family relationship.) Through mercy, grace and love, the Son of God and Creator ‘Jesus’ would shed His blood so lawlessness could be forgiven to those called to believe IN. God’s selecting and friendship dealings with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and David, looked forward to Abraham’s seed, ’descendents’ inheriting eternal life through the Son of God’s blood sacrifice.

  Called followers of Jesus, heirs.

     (Galatians 3:23-29; “Now before ‘Jesus’’ faith came ‘was revealed’ 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 ‘Jesus’’ faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. (26) For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. For all of you who were baptized ‘immersed’  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. (29) And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.)

     All by the will of God the Father, God the Son, ‘Jesus” created all things, including Adam and Eve. (See Hebrews 1:, John 1:1-5 and Colossians 1:15-20) (By the will of God the Father, they carried out Jesus’ fleshly birth, calling apostles, setting the examples for righteousness and doing miraculous deeds by the will of God the Father.) (Jesus’ blood sacrifice for the remission of sin, His stripes for our healings, His death, resurrection, ascension and becoming our Mediator before God the Father; was all preplanned, so our lawless inherited from Adam sin nature could be forgiven through Jesus’ gifted faith to our minds.) Making us Believers IN Jesus.   

    Lets consider some scriptural text relating to grace and truth. (John 1:17-18; “For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came about through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, ‘the Father.’ The only One, Himself God, who is in closest fellowship with the Father, has made God known.”)

     (Colossians 1:15-20; “He, ‘Jesus’ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven and on earth were created by Him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through Him and for Him. He Himself is before all things and all things are held together in Him. (Sustained in Him.) He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that He Himself may become first in all things. For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in the Son. and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross – through Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.”)

     All biblical history is written for our learning, understanding and revelation to the called. Blood sacrifices looked forward to Jesus’. Satan’s being allowed is for God’s ultimate purpose. Consider Jesus’ apostles’ friction with those Satan deceived.

      Apostles Paul and Barnabas experienced unbelievers stirring up those called to believe IN Jesus. They testified to the message of His grace, granting miraculous signs and wonders to be performed through their hands. But the population of the city was divided; some sided with the Jews, and some with the apostles.” See Acts 14:1-7)

    (Romans 1:5-7; “Through Him we have received grace and our apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles on behalf of His name. You also are among them, called to belong to Jesus Christ. (7) To all those loved by God in Rome, called to be Saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!”)

      People called to love God understand that they were first loved by God. (Rom 3:20-26; “For no one is declared righteous before Him by the works of the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin. (21) But now apart from the law the righteousness of God (which is attested by the law and the prophets) has been disclosed – namely, the righteousness of God through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. But they are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. God publicly displayed Him at His death as the mercy seat accessible through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because God in His forbearance had passed over the sins previously committed. (26) This was also to demonstrate His righteousness in the present time, so that He would be just and the Justifier of the one who lives because of Jesus’ faithfulness.”) Note the responsibility God takes on Himself.

  Salvation through believing IN faith, mercy and grace.

     Rom 4:14-25; “For if they ‘people’ 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 (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. (18) 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.“

    (19-25; “Without being weak in faith, he ‘Abraham’ 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. (21) He was fully convinced that what God promised He was also able to do. So indeed it was credited to Abraham as righteousness. (23) But the statement it was credited to him was not written only for Abraham’s sake, but also for our sake, 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.”) See Genesis 15:

  Grace and righteousness to reign.

    Rom  5:14-17; “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, how much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one man Jesus Christ multiply to the many! (16) 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 life through the one, Jesus Christ!”

  Each in their own order chosen by grace.

    (18-20; “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. For just as through the disobedience of the one man ‘Adam’ many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of one man ‘Jesus’ many will be made righteous. (20) 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.”)

   Israelites hardness of heart caused stupor, but restoration planned.

     (Rom 11:5-12; “So in the same way at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if it is by grace, it is no longer by works, otherwise grace would no longer be grace. What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was diligently seeking, but the Elect obtained it. The rest were hardened, (8) as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, to this very day.”  And David says, “Let their table become a snare and trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them; let their eyes be darkened so that they may not see, and make their backs bend continually.”

    (11-12; “I ask then, they did not stumble into an irrevocable fall, did they? Absolutely not! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make Israel jealous. Now if their transgression means riches for the world and their defeat means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full restoration bring?

     God’s promises sure, permanent and irrevocable. 

Heart Circumcision, chapter 31

May 1st, 2017

5/1/17, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 5, 5777 begins at sunset today. To 4,399 “in resident churches” and individuals “called to follow Jesus.”

    For the One bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort – for the sake of His good pleasure – is God.” Philippians 2:13. Do we have a desire to love as God loves? If so, where did it come from? Is it genuine or do we attempt to conjure it up? And what is Godly Love? I even wonder if I comprehend the depth of what I think I understand. I do believe IN God’s Word, “the Holy Scriptures in their original verbiage and intent.” And though I have been attempting to teach the difference in “believing IN opposed to believing that” for years, I personally wrestle with the degree of my own understanding. So I keep seeking God’s revelations regarding all things.

    It is difficult to find a subject deeper than love. First Corinthians 13: is rightly called the love chapter, favored by most in the old King James translation, to the degree that more modern translations seem strange. I once did a wedding jointly; as I read First Corinthians from the Net Bible’s modern English translation I discerned the other’s confusion as he kept attempting to read over my shoulder. As with all scripture, we need Godly revelation when we study the love chapter.

     As with the differences in “believing IN opposed to believing that” we need to consider the difference in, “animalistic love opposed to Godly love.”

     This paragraph defining belief is my view, not scriptural but theoretically correct. Atheists and many others make themselves their god by looking to themselves for discerning what’s right, wrong, good and evil. Not understanding that what’s “trusted in” becomes their god. Other “believers that” assume a higher power exist and make that power fit their particular idea. Many believe in praying through some imagined saint, sharing their desires with a priest or some person of the cloth in their denominational faith. All such people can be defined as “believers that.”

    The Holy Scriptures define “Believers IN.” Believers IN are gifted with knowing faith; gifted revealed knowledge regarding our Creator’s characteristics, purpose and our individual calling to a family relationship with Him. Believers IN pray to God the Father in the gifted nature of God the Son, ‘Jesus.’ Gifted with the clear understanding that Jesus is our Mediator. If this isn’t clear re-study the previous chapter.

     This paragraph defining animalistic love is my view, not necessarily all scriptural but theoretically correct. Animalistic love can wax cold when not nurtured. (Matt 24:10-12; “Then many will be led into sin, and they will betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will appear, deceive many and because lawlessness will increase so much, the love of many will grow cold.”) (Matt 10:35-36; “For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household.” Animalistic love is a natural inheritance; shared by people and animals and can mostly be defined as a protective loving concern for “me, mine and ours.” Animalistic love includes parental; whether hatched from an egg or from giving birth; animals and people have a natural concerning love for their offspring. With animals this love normally last through the time of weaning. With normal people, “concerning love for offspring is for life” and mostly shared with family and others of mutual common interest. Inherited self concerning animalistic love is mostly for “me, mine and ours” not capable of loving enemies. 

      The Holy Scriptures define Godly love as the spiritual imputation of His spirit. Defined as gifted, “begotten of God,” “a fathering that makes people “at one spiritually” with God. A gifted nature change, “whereby the nature inherited from Adam is replaced with the loving nature of Jesus.” Gifted Godly love is outgoing, concerning and perpetual.

     (Romans 5:6-11; “For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. (For rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person perhaps someone might possibly dare to die.) But God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (9) Much more then, because we have now been declared righteous by His blood, we will be saved through Him from God’s wrath. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, how much more, since we have been reconciled, will we be saved by His life? Not only this, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received this reconciliation.”)

   Godly love can’t be conjured up, worked up or earned.

    (John 3:7-8; Jesus said, “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.”)

      Born again - born from above - begotten - fathered? Are from the same Greek word with the same double meanings as occurs in v. 3. (John 3:3; Jesus replied, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old,  He cannot enter his mother’s womb and be born a second time, can he?”

    (Galatians 3:26-29; “For in Christ Jesus you are all Sons of God through faith, ‘in Christ Jesus.’ For all of you who were baptized ‘immersed’ 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.”)

       What awesome promises they are. Descendent? “can be translated - seed.” See “descendant” in 3:16; “Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his descendant. This New Testament Scripture does not say, “and to the descendants,” referring to many, but “and to your descendant,” referring to one, who is Christ.” Includes all fathered by God, becoming heirs with Abraham through Jesus. See Genesis 12:7; 13:15; 17:7 and 24:7.

    (Genesis 13:15-17; “I will give all the land that you see to you and your descendants forever. And I will make your descendants like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone is able to count the dust of the earth, then your descendants also can be counted. Get up and walk throughout the land, for I will give it to you.”)

     Now let’s define Godly love as intended at first Corinthians 13: by inserting the word Godly in front of love.

     1Cor 13:1-13; “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but I do not have Godly love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophecy, know all mysteries and all knowledge and if I have all faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have Godly love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I give over my body in order to boast, but do not have Godly love, I receive no benefit. Godly Love is patient, Godly love is kind, it is not envious. Godly love does not brag, it is not puffed up. It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful. (6) It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

    (8-13; Godly 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. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. But when I became an adult, I set aside childish ways. For now we see in a mirror indirectly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and Godly love. But the greatest of these is Godly love.”)

     Only recipients’ of Godly love have the capacity to love enemies. Godly love hates all that’s lawless in God’s View, but loves the individual that doesn’t know God.

     God the Father so loved the world that He sacrificed His only begotten of the spirit Son of man, Son of God “Jesus.” God the Son “Jesus” so loved people created in His image and likeness that He willingly sacrificed Himself, shed His innocent blood, so our lawless nature could be changed from the likeness of Adam’s to the likeness of His.

     (1Corinthians 15:20-28; “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, ‘Adam’ the resurrection of the dead also came through a man, ‘Jesus’. For just as in Adam all die, ‘once’. so also in Christ all will be made alive, ‘resurrected’. (23) But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him.

    (24; Then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power. (The end?” or “then (is) the end.” Paul explains how the “end” relates to resurrection in vv. 25-28.)

    (25-28; “For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be eliminated is death. For He has put everything in subjection under His feet. But when it says “everything” has been put in subjection, it is clear that this does not include the One, ‘God the Father’ who put everything in subjection to Him. And when all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself will be subjected to the One who subjected everything to Him, so that God may be all in all.”)

     Abraham’s seed, ‘descendents will be numerous. No more lawlessness “what’s sin in God’s View.” All will be ultimately be gifted with, “circumcision of heart.”