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Jesus’ revelations and commentary, chapter 24

August 12th, 2020

To: 28,333 In Home churches of God, God’s 6th month Ab 22, 8/10/2020

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     People’s beliefs’ comes through parent, teachers and the culture reared in. Many Catholic and Protestant children are taught to believe in a Santa Clause, ghost and gobbling. One such child said to a friend, ‘after learning about Santa, now I have to look into this Jesus Christ business. Truth is precious and God’s more so, ‘a pearl of great price.’ God’s truths, particularly those regarding His kingdom, aren’t shared with populations at large, because of the hardness in mankind’s heart; hardness inherited through Adam’s nature. Our inherited nature loves the pleasures of sinful living.

    Earlier in our studies, we read about Moses and how, when he was called out, chose to follow God rather than the sinful pleasures of sin, for a season. Chosen individuals in each age are led to consider like choices, as did Moses.

    Jesus had Matthew explain to His disciples that they were blessed because they could see and understand things not given to the world at large, saying, ‘it’s the reason I speak to them in parables.’ To His apostles only, Jesus explained.

     Read and consider again, (Matt 13:11-16; Jesus answered and said unto them, Because it is GIVEN unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever has, to him shall be GIVEN, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever has not, from him shall be taken away even that he has. Therefore I speak to them in parables: BECAUSE they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which said, By hearing you shall hear and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.)

     Followers of Jesus are GIFTED with understanding that leads to eternal life. It’s gifted desire to turn from the way that seems right to human logic, to the WAY that is right in HIS VIEW.

    The New Covenant is a mystery, particularly to people involved with this world’s system of things. They can’t understand God’s plan for this age, through Jesus’ sacrifice for the sins of the world. This inherited nature in mankind has not changed since God instructed Jeremiah to point out Israel’s sins. Jeremiah was led to express his own remorse for his people’s sinful nature and reveal God’s word. It’s always been the way of people looking to other people for guidance.

    (Jeremiah 9:2-5; Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave My people and go from them! for they are all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men. And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not Me, says the LORD. Take HEED every one of his neighbor, and trust YOU NOT in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbor will walk with slanders. And they will deceive everyone his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.) This describes worldly churches,

    People have a natural tendency to sell their beliefs to others. Some might say, aren’t you asking folks to look to you? NO. Through Jesus, we insist that people prove all things.

     We find God’s same principles in His New Covenant with, Jesus‘ followers. (Let God be true, though EVERY person a liar.) See Romans 3:4. NOW, in this latter age, EVEN with proofs of Jesus’ life, teaching, His resurrection and ascension, ‘people of this world’s system of things still prefers sinful entertainment and the pagan ways of Baal, as did the people of Jeremiah’s day.’

    (Jeremiah 9:13- 16; The LORD said, “Because they have forsaken My law which I set before them, and have not obeyed My voice, neither walked therein; But have walked after the imagination of their OWN heart, and after Baal, which their fathers taught them:” Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; “Behold, I will feed them, even this people with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink. I will scatter them also among heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after them, till I have consumed them.”)

     This demonically divided denominationalism age isn’t taught, it’s a sin to walk after the imagination of one’s own heart. or Following the Canaanites who worshiped Baal, the Semitic god of fertility or nature is sin. People aren’t taught to consider traditional trappings inherited from Baal worshipers, such as, Easter, Halloween and Christmas traditions from this false way. Our so called intellectual age, isn’t taught to prove all things. Religious leaders boast many things, but they do not know our Creator or His ways.

    (Jeremiah 9:23-24; Thus says the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glories, glory in this, that he understands, and KNOWS ME, that I am the LORD which exercise loving kindness, judgment, righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says the LORD.) So, WHO are these people God says, are privileged to knowing Him? Why parables to unbelievers?

     From a human perspective we who know can’t boast. We can only boast from the point of view, “God loves us, chose, and showed His loving kindness toward us, granted His gift of understanding and loved us before we loved Him. This should give clear understanding to the called, regarding, why so many religions are in the world. Why and How Satan still has the whole world confused and still worshiping the many imaginary gods he put forth to our ancestors. May our Creator give each a yearning for His Kingdom and a love for His Way.      Remember, individuals can choose to be religious and follow an appealing brand. Can choose to be good citizens, and ask for spiritual understanding. But to know God the Father and God the Son, -Jesus- is only by gifted revelation. Eternal life is only inherited through Jesus. DOES this fact get in the way of, seek and you will find? Knock and the door will open. NO. If we have a genuine desire and gifted effort, God gave it. See Philippians 2:13.

     A God gifted desire to seek, study, meditate and be obedient to His Way is His prerogative. Seeking God honestly isn’t attempting to be religious, NOR is it joining a congregation fitting one’s particular view. Seeking God honestly is, (to let God be true, though all others be liars.) See Romans 3:4. Even, attempting to obey God’s Ten Commandments, isn’t honestly seeking to obey and practice His Way. Individually, people must be spirit led, given to understand the flaws in our inherited nature, and desire to overcome each. Why? Because in our inherited nature, there’s a way that seems right that leads to death. See Proverbs 12:15; 14:12; 16:25 & 21:2. The Holy Scriptures also teach us not to depend on fleshly intellect for understand spiritual truths!

     David was led to understand the way of truth was to genuinely love GOD’S WAY.

     (Psalms 119:127-128; Therefore I love YOUR commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. Therefore I esteem all YOUR precepts concerning ALL THINGS to be right, and I HATE every FALSE way.) SO consider, what’s every false way? Its worldly divided religions, devised from mankind’s fleshly imaginations. Through inherited fleshly imaginations, people crave, worshiping images, looking to the sun, planets and revering certain person’s, their attributes etc. Such unbelieving people aren’t able to believe David’s words as recorded in the Psalms, seriously.

    The holy scriptures clearly teach that Satan is the god of this age, this world, and is, Prince of the Power of the Air. That being so and it is: people must conclude that Satan has the world’s system upside down, from God’s Way, with tradition and things worshiped!

    Jesus’ apostle Paul taught, (Rom 3:3-6; For what if some did not believe, shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be TRUE, but every man a liar; as it is written, that you might be justified in your sayings, and might OVERCOME when you are judged. But if our unrighteousness commends the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who takes vengeance? (I speak as a man) God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?”)

     Paul also shares, there’s a Godly attitude, void of fleshly pride, we should be asking for, if we’re genuinely seeking God’s Way.

      (Romans 3:4-8; Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this MIND be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, took upon Him the form of a servant, was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, HE humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.)

     Religious denominations are about the business of building constituents, organizations and selling their way, the way that seems right. Few understand and teach that God knows each of us better than we can possibly know ourselves; that He looks at our inner being and does the leading. Consider how God shapes His chosen? Consider the depth of His knowledge about each of us. Review Isaiah.

    (Isaiah 29:14-16; Therefore I will again do an amazing thing for these people – an absolutely extraordinary deed. Wise men will have nothing to say, the sages will have no explanations. Those who try to hide their plans from the Lord are as good as dead, who do their work in secret and boast, Who sees us? Who knows what we’re doing? Your thinking is perverse! Should the Potter be regarded as clay? Should the thing made say about its Maker, He didn’t make me? Or should the pottery say about the Potter, “He doesn’t understand?)

     Our Creator, Jesus, knows His people and His people are led to know Him.

The New Covenant is a contract between our Creator and those He calls to covenant with. When God calls an individual, He does the work of changing that individual’s outlook, to understand that He is truth. God gives individuals a zeal for study, and the desire to please Him, thus making Himself our God. He takes the worldly, get way desires away, and replaces with spiritual thinking that comes from above.

     Called out people are led to ponder, why me? Why am I, understanding things so precious? Jesus’ parable about finding treasure fits this subject. Review Matthew 13:44-46 again.

Jesus’ revelations and commmentary, chapter 23

August 9th, 2020

TO: World’s in residence Churches of God. God’s 6th Mo. Av 17, 5,780; 8/9/2020.

   Review is good. (John 10:24-28; Then came the Jews round about Jesus, and said unto Him, How long do You make us to doubt? If You be the Christ, tell us plainly? Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you did NOT believe: the works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. “But you believe NOT, because you ARE NOT of My sheep,” as I said unto you. “My sheep hear My voice, and I KNOW them and they follow Me: And I give unto them ETERNAL LIFE; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.) Jesus is creator, One revealing to Moses. Col 1:15-20.

      Jesus is clearly telling His followers two things that unbelievers can’t grasp. (a) Understanding spiritual things are gifted to His chosen, those He foreknew, those gifted with desire and effort to follow Him. See Philippians 2:13. (b) In this age, eternal life is only through Jesus and to those The Father chooses to be born from above.

     Likely all individuals may choose to be religious and follow an appealing brand. Choose to be a good citizen and pray to a god of one’s particular imagination. But to know God the Father and God the Son is only by gifted revelation; eternal life is only inherited through Jesus. Does this fact get in the way of the scriptural text that says- seek and you will find- or -knock and the door will open? NO, because if we have a genuine desire to know God as He reveals Himself, He gave it. To seek study, meditate on and be obedient to the Creator God as revealed to Abraham, Moses and Jesus’ apostles, is to those God knows. Review the John 10: text above again.

    Seeking God honestly is not attempting to be religious, joining a congregation that fits one’s particular view. Seeking God honestly is to, “let God be true, though all others be liars.” See Romans 3:4. Seeking God honestly could possibly start with an attempt to obey the ten commandments, but a called out individual would soon be gifted to understand the importance of knowing God’s characteristics, ways, attributes and oracles through gifted faith. It’s obeying from the foundation of love.

   Individually a person must be spirit led to understand the flaws in our inherited from Adam nature, desire repentance- a turning, and overcoming it, desire. Because in our inherited from Adam nature, people desires what seems right, and that only leads to death. See Proverbs 12:15; 14:12; 16:25 & 21:2. We can’t depend on fleshly intellect and other’s theology to understand spiritual truths.

    When people look to divided denominations they see a god through their lenses. As we reviewed before, if people won’t believe the God of Moses, they won’t believe even one who comes back from the grave and tells. Jesus revealed and Moses wrote, (Gen 2:1-3; The heavens and the earth were completed with everything that was in them. By the seventh day God finished the work that He had been doing, and He ceased on the seventh day all the work that he had been doing. God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it He ceased all the work that He had been doing in creation.) God gave Adam great intellect, even to name all other living critters according to their created characteristics. See Gen 2:20.

    The seventh day was set aside as holy before the command that a husband and wife be family, before the covenant of circumcision, the commandments or law.

   (Gen 2:21-25; So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, and while he was asleep, He took part of the man’s side and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the part He had taken out of the man, and He brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This one at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one will be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and unites with his wife, and they become a new family. The man and his wife were both naked, but they were not ashamed.) Always study the whole.

    Promises God made to Abraham was before the law, Jesus’ apostle Paul and Deacon Stephen made a point of explaining that the promises through faith preceded the law, but that in no way abolished the law. Some attempt to excuse Sabbath keeping because it’s the fourth of seven commands and was given by angels. See Acts 7:53. After Deacon Stephen told of the earth being God’s footstool etc. he went on saying, (Acts 7:52-58; Which of the prophets did your ancestors not persecute? They killed those who foretold long ago the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become! You received the law by decrees given by angels, but you did not obey it.” When they heard these things, they became furious and ground their teeth at him. But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked intently toward heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. Look! he said. “I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” But they covered their ears, shouting out with a loud voice, and rushed at him with one intent. When they had driven him out of the city, they began to stone him, and the witnesses laid their cloaks at the feet of a young man named Saul.)

    Some excuse the seventh day by including it with the commandments, saying the law was given because of transgressions and administered through angels.  (Gal 3:19-29; For if the inheritance is based on the law, it is no longer based on the promise, but God graciously gave it to Abraham through the promise. Why then was the law given? It was added because of transgressions, until the arrival of the Descendant to whom the promise had been made. It was administered through angels by an intermediary. Now an intermediary is not for one party alone, but God is One. Is the law therefore opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. But the scripture imprisoned everything and everyone under sin so that the promise could be given — because of the faithfulness of Jesus Christ — to those who believe. Now before faith came we were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners until the coming faith would be revealed. Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith.  For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 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.)

    Keep in mind, God’s Sabbath was set aside before all these.

   David was led to understand, the way of truth, which to David was to genuinely love GOD’S WAY. (Psalms 119:127-128; Therefore I love YOUR commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. Therefore I esteem all YOUR precepts concerning ALL THINGS to be right; and I HATE every FALSE way.)

    Consider every false way? Its worldly religions devised from people’s fleshly imaginations. People carve worshiping images, looking to the sun, planets and revering other people in worship fashion until God is revealed. We aren’t naturally, in the flesh, able to understand and believe in God as David described Him in the Psalms.

    Others use Paul’s teaching through the night, because of the people’s hanging on to every word of Jesus’ message through him, to support their belief that Jesus allowed a Sabbath change. See Acts 20.

    The holy scriptures clearly teach that Satan is the god of this age, this world, and he’s Prince of the Power of the Air. We must conclude that Satan has this world’s system of things opposing God’s Way. Remember Jesus said, all would be deceived before the end of this age, even the Elect if possible. See Matthew 24.

    Jesus’ apostle Paul taught, (Rom 3:3-6; For what if some did not believe, shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be TRUE, but every man a liar; as it is written, that you might be justified in your sayings, and might OVERCOME when you are judged. But if our unrighteousness commends the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who takes vengeance? (I speak as a man) God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?)

     Paul also shares, there’s a Godly attitude, void of fleshly pride, that we should be seeking if we are genuinely seeking God’s Way. (Romans 3:4-8; Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this MIND be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, HE humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.)

     Each denominations are about the business of building constituents, organizations and selling their way, the way that seems right to themselves. Few seem to understand that God knows each better than we know ourselves. He looks at our inner being and does the leading. Consider how God shapes His chosen? Consider the depth of His knowledge about us.

     (Isaiah 29:14-16; Therefore I will again do an amazing thing for these people – an absolutely extraordinary deed. Wise men will have nothing to say, the sages will have no explanations. Those who try to hide their plans from the Lord are as good as dead, who do their work in secret and boast, who sees us? Who knows what we’re doing? Your thinking is perverse! Should the Potter be regarded as clay? Should the thing made say about its Maker, He didn’t make me? Or should the pottery say about the Potter, He doesn’t understand?)

    Jesus knows His people and His people are being led to know Him. The New Covenant is a contract between our Creator and those He calls to covenant with. When God calls an individual, He does the work of changing that individual’s outlook to His truth. God gives individuals a zeal for the study and meditation. He gives the desire to please, thus making Himself our God. He takes worldly desires away and replacing with spiritual thinking that comes from Himself. We’re led to ponder why me? Why am I understanding things so joyful to know and gifts so precious? Jesus’ parable about finding treasure fits the subject.

      (Matthew 13:44-46; The kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man has found, he hides, and for JOY thereof, goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.)

Jesus’ revelations and commentary, chapter 22

August 6th, 2020

TO: World’s in residence Churches of God. God’s sixth month, Av 16, 5,780; 8/8/2020.

It isn’t intended that all people know God and understand His message in this age. The Holy Scriptures are written to and for God’s selected people and the reason Jesus spoke in parables. Though Israel was, and is God’s chosen people, their hardness of heart caused Him to give them a stupor of mind. Understanding God’s way was taken away. In God’s word to Isaiah, after telling him his sins were forgiven, Isaiah heard the Sovereign Master say, (Isaiah 6:8-13; “Whom will I send? Who will go on our behalf?” Isaiah answered, “Here I am, send me!” He said, “Go and tell these people: ‘Listen continually, but don’t understand! Look continually, but don’t perceive!’ Make the hearts of these people calloused; make their ears deaf and their eyes blind! Otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears, their hearts might understand and they might repent and be healed.” Isaiah replied, “How long, Sovereign Master?” He said, “Until cities are in ruins and unpopulated, and houses are uninhabited, and the land is ruined, devastated, and the LORD has sent the people off to a distant place, and the very heart of the land is completely abandoned. Even if only a tenth of the people remain in the land, it will again be destroyed, like one of the large sacred trees or an Asherah pole, when a sacred pillar on a high place is thrown down. That sacred pillar symbolizes the special chosen family.”)

    Heart means the inner core of understanding. As God’s chosen people Israel’s commission had been to remove paganism from their land. Israel symbolized a sacred pillar that should have purified. Because of their failures Israelites must endure the same ruin they were to have applied.

    After Jesus gave the parable about His Word–‘as seed’ gifted to various people types and that result, His apostles ask why He spoke in parables. See Matthew 13.

   (Matt 13:11-17; Jesus replied, “You have been given the opportunity to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but they have not. For whoever has will be given more, and will have an abundance. But whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. For this reason I speak to them in parables: Although they see they do not see, and although they hear they do not hear nor do they understand. And concerning them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: ‘you will listen carefully yet will never understand, you will look closely yet will never comprehend. For the heart of this people has become dull; they are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes, so that they would not see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.‘ “But your eyes are blessed because they see, and your ears because they hear. For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”) You and your, is referring to Jesus’ apostles and people called to be His followers. They and them, are the populations at large.

     Jesus had breathed on and opened His apostles’ minds to understand the Kingdom of God and the Holy Scriptures pertaining to it. Jesus is saying to them, but many prophets and righteous people were not given to understand to the degree you apostles and called out people do. The same applies to Jesus’ parable about a fictitious Lazarus and a fictitious rich man. The Lazarus Jesus resurrected to physical life and his sisters were Jesus’ close friends. People who aren’t gifted to understand the kingdom of God and the Holy Scriptures miss Jesus’ point in this and other parables.  

    (Luke 16:19-31; “There was a rich man who dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. But at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus whose body was covered with sores, who longed to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. In addition, the dogs came and licked his sores. “Now the poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. And in hell –Hades- as he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far off with Lazarus at his side. So he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in anguish in this fire.’ But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things and Lazarus likewise bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in anguish. Besides all this, a great chasm has been fixed between us, so that those who want to cross over from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.’ So the rich man said, ‘Then I beg you, father – send Lazarus to my father’s house, (for I have five brothers) to warn them so that they don’t come into this place of torment.’ But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; they must respond to them.’ Then the rich man said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ He replied to him, ‘If they do not respond to Moses and the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”)

    The point of Jesus’ story is that, if people won’t respond to Moses and the prophets, they’ll not respond to Me.

     Jesus fired back at those ridiculing Him. See verse 14 above. The Pharisees, -who loved money- heard all this and ridiculed Him. In our day also, Jesus’ parables are spoken so unbelieving people, like ones who’re taught they’re born immortal. Jesus’ parables demonstrates –ridicules- the ridiculousness of such beliefs. Jesus’ point, ‘if people don’t believe Moses, they won’t believe Me, even when I am resurrected. We can glean more from Jesus’ parable about the rich man and Lazarus; the rich man had no love for others.

     Remember Jesus said; “And concerning them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: ‘You will listen carefully yet will never understand, you will look closely yet will never comprehend. For the heart of this people has become dull; they are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes, so that they would not see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them. “But your eyes, are blessed because they see, and your ears because they hear. For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you, hear but did not hear it.”” Matt 13:13-17.

    Even the Church of God in Jerusalem where James was its overseer, became polluted by people with credentials appealing to people’s desires. Uncalled people desiring understanding, have a problem accepting the fact that the Holy Scriptures teach, believers IN Jesus is gifted understanding. The general populations cannot grasp that Jesus’ revelations to John are NOT parables. Review Revelations 21:5-8 and know you were not born immortal.

     Jesus gave His disciples authority over the demonic and when they returned rejoicing because of their success over demons, Jesus said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Look, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions and on the full force of the enemy, and nothing will hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names stand written in heaven.” Luke 10:18-20.

     These disciples were predestined and names written. God’s callings and what’s right, wrong, good and evil are His prerogatives. Jesus’ apostle Peter addresses this fact and the fact that this earth before Adam was a re-creation which explains pre-historic creatures found in various digs. Peter believed Jesus’ Matthew 24 prophecies.

    (2 Peter 3:1-9; Dear friends, this is already the second letter I have written you, in which I am trying to stir up your pure minds by way of reminder: I want you to recall both the predictions foretold by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles. 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.” 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. 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. 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.)

    Consider why the six day work week, the seventh for rest and seven annual Sabbaths with four of the seven in God’s seventh month. The day of judgment is when the likes of unbelievers characterized by Jesus’ Lazarus – rich man parable will be destroyed. Unbelieving hostile toward God people will then be thrown into a lake of fire and be burned up.

    (Rev 21:8; But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.)

     Heavenly Father: Thank You for revealing Yourself to each called out person. Lead us to love Your Way and help us understand, that Your New Covenant is with Your chosen people led to Believe in Your laws, commands, precepts and oracles, not revealed to the world at large. We thank and praise You in the holy name of Jesus. Amen.

    Man’s denominations don’t grasp the fact that God’s New Covenant is with those He gives the desire to believe IN. (Philippians 2:12-13; So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence, for the One bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort – for the sake of His good pleasure – is God.)

    As the old covenant was with chosen Israel, God’s New Covenant is with spiritual Israelites who’re chosen followers of Jesus. Even human logic should teach that not all divided churches groups are followers of Jesus. Jesus gave the answer to this question when saying, you do not believe because you are Not My sheep.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles & commentary, chapter 21

August 4th, 2020

TO: World’s in residence Churches of God. Av 11?, 5,780; 8/1/2020.    

Studies on disease, their patterns and drug effects on the human body aren’t all scientific. God’s creation is scientific, but mankind’s so called science on most anything, is guess work at best. So called science regarding epidemiology, pharmacokinetics and the like, aren’t proven, but sold as scientific and trusted by naive populations. Mask wearing and practicing social destancing to slow spread of disease isn’t proven science and proven by the result in countries that didn’t….  Result of false teaching on any subject amounts to bondage. Such is the case when renown doctors cause fear and bondage regarding virus 19. They’ve build faith in false science causing the world to expect a cure vaccine, when there’s not a cure vaccine for the common cold or flu… Flu is proven to be just as dangerous as corona19 though seemingly not as contagious. A Google search on the common flu death rates in the USA are as follows; “death rates in the USA were reported at 8.6 per 1000 in 2018, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized sources.” Where was the fear in 2018? There was none because so called science, liberal media and doctors desiring publicity didn’t fan public’s confusion and fears regarding its danger. Christians know Satan is the architect of confusion, fears and superstition.        False religious teaching is more harmful than false science.

Jesus’ Words recorded by His apostle John discounts all worldly religious theories. (John 6:40; For this is the will of My Father – for everyone who looks on the Son and believes IN Him to have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day….    Meditate on Jesus’ Words. It’s the will of God the Father that each individual that believes IN Jesus, have eternal life and Jesus will resurrect each the last day. The kicker is that worldly religions don’t define Jesus’ words -belief IN correctly. Believing that a god of one’s particular imagination exists, isn’t believing IN as Jesus defines believing in. Believing IN, as Jesus defines the words, is to desire being in His likeness by the imputation of His spirit to the mind, thus a mimic of His life. Believing in, is to be reliant on. Rely on Jesus’ words as written in their original Hebrew and Greek languages. We need to understand the difficulty translators have in translating Hebrew and Greek’s exact meanings to English. Thus a prayerful study and scriptural comparisons is necessary. 

The holy scriptures don’t teach, unconverted people go to and are punished in hell. The word –hell- in the Greek language literally means the underworld or Hades. The Holy Scriptures doesn’t teach people are born immortal, or that people live forever some place. The Holy Scriptures do teach, called out repentant people who are believers IN Jesus, are gifted with eternal life through Him. Only Believers IN Jesus inherit immortality!

     When Jesus’ apostle Paul stated, that he preferred being away from the body and home with the Lord, he’s referencing his own gifted immortality through Jesus. Paul’s letters were to a converted people such as he, called out Believers IN Jesus and recipients of God’s energizing Holy Spirit. A people born individually born from above, fathered by God. Individuals clothed with and immersed in Jesus. Meditate on Paul’s words to Jesus’ followers.

     (2Corinthians 5:4-10; For we groan while we are in this tent, since we are weighed down, because we do not want to be unclothed, but clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now the one who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment. Therefore we are always full of courage, and we know that as long as we are alive here on earth we are absent from the Lord – for we live by faith, not by sight. Thus we are full of courage and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So then whether we are alive or away, we make it our ambition to please Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be paid back according to what he has done while in the body, whether good or evil.)

     The idea that bad folks go to a place of ever burning fire and good folks, babies, the mentally handicapped etc, going to a place called paradise or heaven, doesn’t fit Jesus’ doctrine about the resurrections. After death, unbelieving peoples’ very next conscious thought will be when God chooses to make them physically alive, -resurrects.) Whether that be the next moment or several thousand years, it’s preplanned and God’s planned prerogative.

      Worldly religion erroneously teach some form of, immediate judgment at death. Why? Satan has sold worldly religions on the same lie he sold Eve. Thus, every worldly religion teach some form of Satan’s lie, which basically is; eat the forbidden fruit and you will be divine beings, knowing what’s right, wrong, good and evil.  

      God told Adam; “you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will surely die.” Genesis 2:17. The serpent who is the devil and Satan ask Eve, has God told you that you will die? Eve repeated what God had told them, then the devil called God a liar, saying; Surely you will not die, for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will open and you will be like divine beings who know good and evil.

     Satan called God a liar, while telling his own lie. Satan knew his lie would be appealing to the self serving instinctive nature in people. Eve must have thought; You mean I can be divine like God, and know for myself what’s good and evil? Eve likely also thought, you’re telling me God purposely withheld vital information? Adam and Eve didn’t understand, overcoming temptations is a spiritual attribute God desired that we learn.  

      Remember Jesus resisted the devil’s temptations. (Hebrews 4:14-16; Therefore since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest incapable of sympathizing with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in every way just as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace whenever we need help.)

    God did create in Adam and Eve, with an instinctive mind that desired to know good and evil for themselves; rather than looking to Him. That inherited sin nature is what we must turn from through Jesus’ gifted faith. It’s the repentance required to enter the kingdom of God. Prideful folks think themselves intellectual, prefer the- my way- lawlessness toward God. This type of idolatrousness sin appeals to people in general and we all have inherited a sin nature likened to Adam’s that must be conquered – overcome.

    So, know this. All little babies are born self serving. All little children prefer deciding for themselves what’s right, wrong, good and evil. Thus the need, that little children get loving parental guidance. Thus the need, that we adult children respond in obedience to our loving Creator.  

    God foreknew Adam and Eve built in nature, and they’d yield to Satan’s deceptions. Satan knew God’s plan was to ultimately make a believing IN Him people, in His spiritual image. Thus Satan alluded to a half truth.

    Only Jesus was born immortal. Jesus was born immortal because He was spiritually fathered by God the Father.  According to God’s Holy Scriptures, Adam and Eve’s decision to disobey, has caused all others to inherit eternal death. NOT an immortal life someplace else! When individuals believe Satan’s lie, many truths have to be overlooked. Consider Jesus’ teaching through His apostle Paul about the resurrections, at 1Corinthians 15.

   Remembering Paul is writing only to Believers IN Jesus.

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

     Thus eternal life is only through the life Creator, -Jesus Christ.

     Resurrections to life through Jesus Christ were preplanned. Each in their OWN order was preplanned. The first resurrection is to spirit life for those imputed with God’s spirit as was Jesus. People gifted with God’s spirit belong to Jesus and will be in the first resurrection. As studied previously, people belonging to Jesus will serve with Him in His millennial kingdom.

    All made alive, each in his own order? Indicated more than one resurrection. Other times are prophesied, when people will be made alive. Restudy Rev 2:11, 20:6, 20:14 & 21:8. For self serving purposes, Satan and worldly religions want this and other truths camouflaged.

     After verse 23, Paul’s prophecy jumps to New Jerusalem’s coming down.

     (1Cor 15:24-28; Then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power. For, He 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 who put everything in subjection to Him, and when ALLTHINGS 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.) Please study this whole chapter.

    Just as Jesus, -the Son of God- subjected Himself to His heavenly Father when doing His ministry on earth, He submits to Him in the age after New Jerusalem comes down.

    Study -Jesus’ revelations to His apostle John. All who do, are promised blessings.

NOW if you’re a religion traditionalist, your mind questions, what about Lazarus? The parable about Lazarus and the rich man was spoken to the Pharisees, a people that loved money and ridiculed Jesus. Jesus first told them that God knew men’s hearts and that the things they prized were detestable in God’s sight. Luke 16:14-15. Prior to this encounter with the Pharisees, Jesus’ disciples had ask, why He spoke to the multitudes in Parables. Jesus replied; “You have been given the opportunity to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but they have not. For whoever has will be given more, and will have abundance. But whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. For this reason, I speak to them in parables: Although they see they do not see and although they hear they do not hear nor do they understand.) MATT 13:10.

     Jesus was quoting the same words He gave Isaiah long before. Jesus’ parables make points not to be understood by unbelieving people in the world at large.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 20

August 1st, 2020

TO: In Home Churches of God. God’s 6th Month, Av 11, 5,780.  8/1/2020.   (Rom 5:5; Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.) When Godly love is poured – given to our minds, we love God and the spiritual intent of His laws. The paragraph begins at verse 1. (Romans 5:1-4; Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of God’s glory. Not only this, but we also rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance, character, and character, hope.) When Jesus’ faith is given, we’re His and no longer harbor animosity toward obedience. Without Godly love gifted each go the way that seems right or appeals to the flesh.

    Disasters and disease are the result of God allowing Satan’s influence, people responding to it and their selfish nature, rather than looking to God for guidance.  Whole nations go the way that seems right to its majority, and so follow the god of this age, The Prince of The Power of The Air. Jesus explains to the Ephesians and all His family through His apostle Paul. 

    (Ephesians 2:1-3; And although you gentiles 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, 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.)

    Until God calls, imputes individuals with His energizing Holy Spirit of truth, all go the way that seems right to their inherited from Adam nature influenced by Satan. When Jesus our Creator, Re-creator, Savior and Mediator is revealed and we turn from previous practices, we each becomes Spiritual Israelites, heirs with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, whose name God changed to Israel. Then each benefits according to God’s will. Jesus is the Alpha and Omega that communed with Israel’s ancestors. We have the example of God bringing disease on pagan Egypt.

    (Exodus 15:24-26; So the people murmured against Moses, saying, What can we drink? Moses cried out to the Lord and the Lord showed him a tree. When Moses threw it into the water, the water became safe to drink. There the Lord made for them a binding ordinance, and there He tested them. He said, If you will diligently obey the Lord your God, do what is right in His sight, pay attention to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, then all the diseases that I brought on the Egyptians I will not bring on you, for I, the Lord, am your healer.)

     Christendom professing people don’t know Jesus as He’s manifested to be in the Holy Scriptures from Genesis through Revelations. Generally, Christendom thinks about Jesus as a rebellious son who changed his father’s Laws. Not mindful they’re obedient to the Prince of the Power of the Air. It’s why Satan is so successful.  

     Read again how Satan palms himself off as an angel of light, presenting himself in multiple ways to deceive if possible, even God’s Elect. See 2 Corinthians 11:14 & Matthew 24:24. A vast majority attempting to worship God are worshiping an imaginary god, as palmed off by Satan and his followers. Many attempt to use the right words while their mind imagines the god of their parents or some denomination of choice.

     God’s Elect are those He calls, reveals Himself to and gives desire and effort from above to know Him intimately. When gifted with desire and effort we’re at one mentally and spiritually with our Creator. Jesus explained through His apostle Paul.

    (Ephesians 4:17-24; So I say this, and insist in the Lord, that you no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They’re darkened in their understanding, being alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardness of their hearts. Because they are callous, they have given themselves over to indecency for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. But you did not learn about Christ like this, if indeed you heard about Him and were taught in Him, just as the truth is in Jesus. You were taught with reference to your former way of life to lay aside the old man who is being corrupted in accordance with deceitful desires, to be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and to put on the new man who has been created in God’s image – in righteousness and holiness that comes from truth.)

     Satan’s goal is to palm off a god that’s appealing to the flesh. He likes keeping people busy, interested in work, pleasures, their religion and this world’s system of things, so people won’t set aside private study and meditation time. Meaning of the words, true worship, isn‘t considered. Few realize, worship is that which they put personal effort into. For many worship is their work and their particular form of entertainment.

    Believers IN God’s Truth are spiritually led to be mindful of, to whom they belong. They joyfully obey His Way and are spiritually led to set aside Godly time. Enthusiasm for worldly entertainment loses its appeal. Christians are spiritually led to think as David, to whom it was revealed that this earth, the sun, all things skyward and below were created by God. David knew he too belonged to God, the sovereign ruler with authority over everything, including the devil and his power to accomplish his will.

     God made Adam in His own image, gifting him and his heirs with built in creative abilities and instinctive desires. He knew in advance that people would instinctively want to rule themselves, be their own gods, and be led to eternal death as Eve’s instinctive nature did. The result of Adam and Eve’s disobedience brought on an inherited death to all people. But, God had a master plan by and through which people could inherit eternal life through Jesus.

    Through Jesus’ shed blood- His eternal life, is the gift of eternal life. Through Jesus, people’s instinctive nature can be changed from a desire for self rule, to a desire to be obedient to the life giver. We each as did Adam and Eve, need a nature change in order to be AT ONE with our Creator. Because God foreknew where that inherited from Adam nature would take mankind, He began revealing His plan for our saving through His friend Abraham, who was gifted with belief IN God’s promises. Through Jesus we’re heirs with Abraham. Its God the Father’s preplanned Way through God the Son- Jesus the Christ, and through Jesus Christ only, is eternal life. God’s word teaches, His ways are higher than our ways. He had Isaiah pen the following.

     (Isaiah 55:8-13; Indeed, My plans are not like your plans, and My deeds are not like your deeds, for just as the sky is higher than the earth, so My deeds are superior to your deeds and My plans superior to your plans. The rain and snow fall from the sky and do not return, but instead water the earth and make it produce and yield crops, and provide seed for the planter and food for those who must eat. In the same way, the promise that I make does not return to Me, having accomplished nothing. No, it is realized as I desire and is fulfilled as I intend. Indeed you will go out with joy; you will be led along in peace; the mountains and hills will give a joyful shout before you, and all the trees in the field will clap their hands. Evergreens will grow in place of thorn bushes, firs will grow in place of nettles; they will be a monument to the Lord, a permanent reminder that will remain.)

     He’s having Isaiah speak of His millennial kingdom, His promises that’ll be delivered. Study the promises made to Abraham. God inspired His apostle Paul to pen the following; “And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:29)

     God’s absolute plans for Believers IN Jesus, cannot be comprehended, except through His gifted faith. The apostle’s difficulty in teaching Jesus to the called revolved around they’re not understanding Jesus’ gifted faith. That is; their believing IN and making God’s Word absolute in their own belief system. Example; the Corinthians disputed, had problems making judgments among themselves and applying the Ways of God. Paul instructed.

     (1Cor 6:1-3; When, any of you have a legal dispute with another, does he dare go to court before the unrighteous rather than before the SAINTS? Or do you not know that the Saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you not competent to settle trivial suits? Do you not know that we will judge angels? Why not judge ordinary matters?)

     God’s plan for His creation is far superior to people’s natural imagination. God allows Satan to influence this world’s thinking and camouflage His Way, often only slightly. Through revealed understanding, Believers IN, know Satan’s purpose is to make people miss the mark, by disguising himself and his followers as angels of light. Let’s review Paul’s teaching regarding those who teach a false way.

     (2Cor 11:13-15; For, such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions.)

      The apostate teaching from many of these fake priest and protestant theologians, present a Jesus of their imagination. Not the Creator Jesus as He’s manifested to be in the Holy Scriptures. Muslims, Hindus, Judaism and others all present a God of their imagination. How preposterous, but this is where Satan has the majority of this earth’s naïve populations. Believers IN are led to prove all things as Paul in his letter to the Thessalonians.

     (1Thess 5:20-24; Do not treat prophecies with contempt. But examine all things; hold fast to what is good. Stay away from every form of evil. Now may the God of peace Himself make you completely holy and may your spirit and soul and body be kept entirely blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who CALLS you is trustworthy, and He will in fact do this.)

      Pray that Jesus’ faith be imputed to our minds. His apostle Paul also wrote to God’s church at Rome and to all Believers, that the tribe of Judea is entrusted with God’s oracles.

      (Rom 3:1-3; Therefore what advantage does the Jew have, or what is the value of circumcision? Actually, there are many advantages. First of all, the Jews were “are” entrusted with the oracles of God. What then? If some did not believe, does their unbelief nullify the faithfulness of God? Absolutely not! Let God be proven true, and every human being shown up as a liar, just as it is written: “so that you will be justified in your words and will prevail when you are judged.)

      God entrusted the Jews with His calendar and His Holy Days, among other truths. Thus the Jews have for a long time been a thorn to the world at large. That thorn includes the catastrophes for Jews and Judaism, culminating in the conquest of Israel by Alexander the Great and his Greek army in 333 BC, which further reduced and splintered the small Jewish communities that survived. In addition to the threat of physical extermination, the Greek conquest added the danger of spiritual assimilation to Greek culture, everything from Greek sports to Greek philosophy. Aristotle was Alexander the Greek’s tutor and companion on his conquest. Satan used these great attractions to Jews who wanted to abandon Jewish faith, practices and assimilate into the high secular culture of Hellenism.

      Had God not used the Maccabean revolt, Jews and Judaism would almost certainly have died out. Judaism would have taken its place along with Gnosticism as just another interesting but long dead religion of antiquity. However; because of God’s using one single family, a successful revolt kept Judaism alive and appealing.

    Think about it, how different the history of the world would be if Judaism had died out two centuries before the birth of Jesus; no Jewish culture in which Christianity could have taken root and after another seven centuries there might never have been Islam. The world would only know what God’s opponents wanted known.

      (John 6:32-40; Then Jesus told them, I tell you the solemn truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but My Father is GIVING you the true bread from heaven. For, the bread of God is the One, who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. So they said to Him, Sir, give us this bread all the time! Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life. The one who comes to Me will never go hungry, and the one who believes IN Me will never be thirsty. But I told you that you have seen Me and still do not believe. Everyone whom the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will never send away. For I have come down from heaven not to do My own will but the will of the One who sent Me. Now this is the will of the One who sent Me – that I should not lose one person of every one He has given Me, but raise them all up at the last day. For this is the will of My Father – for everyone who looks on the Son and believes IN Him to have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.)

      Believing IN God’s Truth is being mindful that we belong to God, being joyfully obedient to His Way-His Will for living life.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 19

July 30th, 2020

Jsus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary. Chapter 19     

TO: In Home Churches of God. God’s 6th Month, Av 9, 5,780. 7/30/2020.

   Today’s culture, governments, religious denominations, educators and individuals don’t care to be shown that their root beliefs are from paganism. None seem to be mindful, nor do they care that the Roman calendar is rooted in paganism. Followers of Jesus know, God defines worship as practices, things and people looked up to as in revering. Spiritually called followers of Jesus are led to know, honoring Him is to practice things holy to Him. But the god of this age, Satan, wants people ignoring set aside things holy to God and go out of their way to practice paganism.

    Remember Jesus said, (John 10:14-17; I am the good shepherd. I know My own and My own know Me - just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father — and I lay down My life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not come from this sheepfold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to My voice, so that there will be one flock and one Shepherd. This is why the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life, so that I may take it back again.)

    God’s called out people are spirit led to yield, listen and obey His truths. God is truth! Jesus is truth! However, because God does allow demonic teaching, this world’s populations are enslaved to its education systems, teachers pushing theory, honoring mankind‘s accomplishments and discounting God as Creator.

    This world’s education system, teach that truth is different for each individual. Such is demonic inspired and has been in play since Adam and Eve. For the most part worldly, fleshly educated people believe in evolution, man caused global warming, planet-sun worship, and living pleasurable carefree lives. Consider Jesus’ conversation with Pilate before His murder.

     (John 18:33-38; So Pilate went back into the governor’s residence, summoned Jesus, and asked Him, Are you the king of the Jews? Jesus replied, are you saying this on your own initiative, or have others told you about Me? Pilate answered; I am not a Jew, am I? Your own people and your chief priests handed You over to me. What have you done? Jesus replied, My kingdom is not from this world. If My kingdom were from this world, My servants would be fighting to keep Me from being handed over to the Jewish authorities. But as it is My kingdom is not from here. Then Pilate said, So you are a king! Jesus replied, you say that I am a king. For this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world – to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to My voice. Pilate asked, What is truth?)

     Each worldly religion teach their particular doctrine is truth, and not only that, they say, join us learn our truth and be saved. But, does such teaching square scripturally? NO. When Jesus was teaching His apostles, about His going away, and that He was preparing a place for them; (Thomas said, Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way? Jesus replied, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you have known Me, you will know My Father too. And from now on you DO know Him and have seen Him.) John 14:5-7. “When you see Me you see the Father.” They were seeing the Son of God, who also had said to Moses; don’t make images of any kind. Jesus was then and is now, AT ONE with God the Father, as are all Believers IN Jesus. The QUESTION each individual should ask themselves; can one choose in and of themselves, to BELONG to God and know His truth? How can one choose truth without God’s spiritual map showing The Way? Additionally we should ask, could God trust unrighteous, unbelieving people in their natural inherited from Adam nature to handle His righteous Truth? NO! But many self righteous individuals think so highly of themselves intellectually, they assume they know truth through denominational theory. Is this not the reason for many religions? Jesus’ apostle, Peter explains in his second letter.

    (2Pet 2:1-3; But false prophets arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. These false teachers will infiltrate your midst with destructive heresies, even to the point of denying the Master who bought them. As a result, they will bring swift destruction on themselves. And many will follow their debauched lifestyles. Because of these false teachers, the Way of Truth will be slandered. And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation pronounced long ago is not sitting idly by; their destruction is not asleep.)

    The demise of such people who do not repent when Jesus’ Truth is revealed, is spelled out in His revelations to His apostle John. Let’s review.

    (Revelations 21:5-8; And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new!” Then He said to me, “Write it down, because these words are reliable and true.” 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, will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My Son. 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.”)

     Jesus is the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega. It was He who spoke, “let US make man in Our image.” He’s coming back to restore all things. The called are thirsty and have gifted desires to know His truth. The many are complacent in their comfort zones, with their divided worldly religions. People, who’re genuinely thirsty for God’s truth, are gifted with desire and effort. Spiritually led to search the scriptures, meditate on their intended meaning, and consider the flaws in their own inherited nature. When spirit led they turn from their inherited from Adam nature, that previously seemed right, to the outlook Jesus manifested from Genesis through Revelations. That defines repentance. That’s spiritually led turning. That’s gifted desire from above. Jesus explains, inspiring Paul to write; (Phil 2:12-16; So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence, for the One bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort — for the sake of His good pleasure — is God. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without blemish though you live in a crooked and perverse society, in which you shine as lights in the world. By holding on to the word of life so that on the day of Christ I will have a reason to boast that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain.)

    Unrepentant, detestable people in God’s view, will ultimate die a second death.

    God’s righteousness is coming to this earth as He preplanned it from the beginning. Worldly, self righteous denominations cannot, nor do they know how to bring peace on earth. People who love this world’s system of things are influenced by the god of this age, demonic influence and desire to lord over others. Thus, humanity’s need is to be saved from itself. We each need Jesus, and the gifted nature change that’s through Him. MARK too recorded Jesus’ words, we read in Matthew’s chapter 24 at Mark 13:19-20. Each wrote, ELECT Saints are those God chose, and it’s been predetermined that this demonic age will be shortened.

    We can speculate the changes Jesus and His followers will make on earth, when we know the Lord’s Ways and His message. Our speculations are fairly accurate when we ask, what does God despise? Does He tell us what’s pagan, what’s an abomination to Him? Israel’s history after Joshua gives many clues.

    God led Moses, Joshua, Isaiah, Jeremiah and others to foretell Israel’s unfolding future. When unbelieving rulers led Israelites in the way of neighbor nations, God withheld blessings. When a righteous thinking, ruler emerged and tore down the pagan shrines, and high places of worship God blessed. Finally, because of their disobedience, God dispersed ten tribes, and then afterward the tribe of Judea.

    Hezekiah is one of our better examples. God made him ruler at age 25. In the linage of David and Zachariah, Hezekiah did what God approved of. He eliminated the high places, smashed the sacred pillars, cut down the Asherah pole and demolished the bronze serpent that Moses had made.

   ASHERAH POLE? Asherah was an imaginary deity of the Canaanite pantheon, wife/sister of El and goddess of fertility. She was commonly worshiped at shrines in or near groves of evergreen trees. The pagan holiday Easter came through this custom. DEMOLISHED the bronze serpent Moses made? Why? The people had begun offering incense to it. This is likened to the Old Covenant teaching about worshiping the law rather than the law giver. Nothing was wrong with Moses’ bronze serpent image, nor God’s law, EXCEPT the worshiping. The Pharisees and Sadducees began worshiping the law rather than the law giver, Jesus’ apostle Paul had been one of these before conversion.

    Hezekiah obeyed the commandments which the Lord gave Moses. The Lord was with him and he was successful in all his endeavors. Hezekiah rebelled against the king of Assyria and refused to submit to him. He defeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory, from the watchtower to the city fortress. Study first and second Kings to find some of the many clues God gives regarding likely changes when Jesus returns. When concerned over issues of war, Hezekiah sent for instruction from Isaiah.

    (2Kings 19:5-7; When King Hezekiah’s servants came to Isaiah, Isaiah said to them, Tell your master this, This is what the Lord says, “Don’t be afraid because of the things you have heard – these insults the king of Assyria’s servants have hurled against Me. Look, I the Lord will take control of his mind, he will receive a report and return to his own land. I will cut him down with a sword in his own land.”)

    GOD took control of the King of Assyria’s mind and the king met his fate in his own land. God can take control of any person’s mind. He can bless people with a calm self controlled mind or turn people over to the way that seems right. When individuals and nations practice the way that seems right, they’re headed for demonically influenced troubles. Speculation, but it’s very likely. God is allowing Satan to control much of this world’s weather patterns, because of disobedience. Most world leaders’ minds are arrogant, prideful in their unbelieving comfort zones. It’s isn’t speculation that God is allowing the god of this age, Satan, control this world‘s system of things and the majority of its populations.

     Everything with demonic root in paganism will be destroyed after Jesus’ return.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 18

July 28th, 2020

   TO: In Home Churches of God. God’s 6th Month, Av 7, 5,780. 7/28/2020.

   It’s no accident that God is allowing Satan be the god of this age. It’s so we may develop Godly character and overcome pulls to our inherited from Adam nature. We need to endure, put up with the same temptations Jesus encountered. The Hebrews writer explained that even Jesus was perfected and learned obedience through things He suffered. The same Son of God -Jesus, Matthew quotes is the Melchizedek, who was without father, without mother, without genealogy, had neither beginning of days nor end of life but is like the son of God, and so He remains a priest for all time.

   (Heb 5:8-10; Although He, was a Son, He learned obedience through the things He suffered. And by being perfected in this way, He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, and He was designated by God as high priest in the order of Melchizedek.) (Heb 5:7; During His earthly life Christ offered both requests and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the One who was able to save Him from death and He was heard because of His devotion.)

    Before purposely coming in the flesh, the Lord God Jesus blessed Abraham and others while serving as the Most High’s priest, Melchizedek. See Gen 14:18-20. As the Most High’s priest, He never assume nor did He take initiatives independent of God the Father, likewise with Levite priest who only served as appointed. The principle went and goes forward.

    (Heb 5:1-6; For every high priest is taken from among the people and appointed to represent them before God, to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal compassionately with those who are ignorant and erring, since he also is subject to weakness, and for this reason he is obligated to make sin offerings for himself as well as for the people. And no one assumes this honor on his own initiative, but only when called to it by God, as in fact Aaron was. So also Christ did not glorify Himself in becoming High Priest, but the One who glorified Him was God, who said to him, “You are My Son! Today I have fathered you,” as also in another place God says, “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.”) Quotes from Psalms 2:7 and 110:3.

    Abraham understood much about Jesus’ coming kingdom on earth through his knowledge of Melchizedek.

   Heb 7:1-7; Now, this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham as he was returning from defeating the kings and blessed him. To Him also Abraham apportioned a tithe of everything. His name first means king of righteousness, then king of Salem, that is, king of peace. Without father, without mother, without genealogy, He has neither beginning of days nor end of life but is like the son of God, and He remains a priest for all time. But see how great He must be, if Abraham the patriarch gave Him a tithe of his plunder. And those of the sons of Levi who receive the priestly office have authorization according to the law to collect a tithe from the people, that is, from their fellow countrymen, although they too are descendants of Abraham.)

    (Heb 7:6-10; But Melchizedek who does not share their ancestry collected a tithe from Abraham and blessed the one who possessed the promise. Now without dispute the inferior is blessed by the superior, and in one case tithes are received by mortal men, while in the other by Him who is affirmed to be alive. And it could be said that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid a tithe through Abraham. For he was still in his ancestor Abraham’s loins when Melchizedek met him.

    (Heb 7:11; So, if perfection had in fact been possible through the Levitical priesthood, for on that basis the people received the law; what further need would there have been for another priest to arise, said to be in the order of Melchizedek and not in Aaron’s order?)

    Heb 7:12-19; For, when the priesthood changes, a change in the law must come as well. Yet the One these things are spoken about belongs to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever officiated at the altar. For it is clear that our Lord is descended from Judah, yet Moses, said nothing about priests in connection with that tribe. And this is even clearer if another priest arises in the likeness of Melchizedek, who has become a priest not by a legal regulation about physical descent but by the power of an indestructible life. For here is the testimony about him: “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.” On the one hand a former command is set aside because it is weak and useless, for the law made nothing perfect. On the other hand a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.)

    (Heb 7:20-24; Since this was not done without a sworn affirmation — for the others have become priests without a sworn affirmation, but Jesus did so with a sworn affirmation by the One who said to Him, “The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind, ‘You are a priest forever.‘” Accordingly, Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant. And the others who became priests were numerous, because death prevented them from continuing in office, but He holds His priesthood permanently since He lives forever.)

    (Heb 7:25-28; So He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because he always lives to intercede for them. For it is indeed fitting for us to have such a high priest: holy, innocent, undefiled, separate from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. He has no need to do every day what those priests do, to offer sacrifices first for their own sins and then for the sins of the people, since He did this in offering Himself once for all. For the law appoints as high priests men subject to weakness, but the word of solemn affirmation that came after the law appoints a Son made perfect forever.)

    Jesus’ apostle Paul presented the issue that followers of Jesus then, were treated much like true worshipers of each age. (1Thess 2:13-16; And so we too constantly thank God that when you received God’s message that you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human message, but as it truly is, God’s message, which is at work among you who believe. For you became imitators, brothers and sisters, of God’s churches in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, because you too suffered the same things from your own countrymen as they in fact did from the Jews, who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets and persecuted us severely. They are displeasing to God and are opposed to all people, because they hinder us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. Thus they constantly fill up their measure of sins, but wrath has come upon them completely.)

    (Matthew 24:45-51; Who then is the faithful and wise slave, whom the master has put in charge of His household, to give the other slaves their food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom the master finds at work when He comes. I tell you the truth, the master will put him in charge of all His possessions. But if that evil slave should say to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time’ and he begins to beat his fellow slaves and to eat and drink with drunkards, then the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not foresee, and will cut him in two, and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.) To believe IN Jesus is to believe IN His promises, seek to know and live His Way. Study Jesus’ parable at Matthew 25:1-13.

     Jesus the Christ is the first begotten Son of God the Father. He promises to return with power, resurrect the dead in Christ first, then change alive believers in the blink of an eye. By Jesus’ authority He and these will rule planet earth. Even knowing God’s truth, trusting in His promises, we still need to be mindful of Satan’s devises. He’s likened to a roaring lion, desiring to devour. The assumptive way of over involvement in this world’s system dampens enthusiasm for living the will of God. Jesus’ parable about the ten virgins fits the pressures we encounter.

    Denominations don’t choose to be an abomination to God, by evolving with this world’s demonic system of things, they forego, even fleshly blessings by ignoring God’s laws. Consider; everyone has a god and most have many. Atheists attempt to make themselves their own god. Agnostics think there’s no absolutes and no way to know them. The fact is, everyone’s god is that which they look to for direction, guidance, protection and identify for them what’s right, wrong, good and evil.

      Many say, I am my own person. A famous singer made song lyrics, “I did it my way” popular. Thinking fleshly, individually we’re shaped by the culmination of parents, teachers and tradition, if not spiritually led otherwise. Life style practices are shaped by the gods we look to! Gods looked to in this century differ greatly from those of previous centuries. Jesus’ Matthew 24 prophecy indicates more demonic influence in government, education and religion in this latter age. He’s this age’s god, author of confusion and architect of many deceptions. Jesus said Satan would become more ruthful as his time drew short. Jesus’ apostle Paul wrote God’s church at Corinth, and all God’s people, regarding Satan and his follower’s characteristics.

      (2Corinthians 11:13-15; For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions.) He’s always been an influencing power over this world’s system of things, appealing to this world’s naïve populations. Main camouflages worldly churches buy into are Halloween, Christmas and Easter. Commercialization of holidays, are loved by merchants and naïve citizens who ignorantly become merchandise of their pagan cultures. Christendom groups purposely bury their heads with no idea of their offensiveness to God.

Jesus’ Revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 17

July 26th, 2020

    TO: World’s in residence Churches of God. Av 5, 5,780; 7/26/2020.

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    Matthew reported Jesus to have said these latter days would be like Sodom, Gomorrah and before the Noah day flood. (Matt 24:29-31; Immediately after the suffering of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man arriving on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. He will send His angels with a loud trumpet blast, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.)

    Trumpet blast? Indicates Jesus’ second coming is pre-planned to fit His and our annual Sabbath, Trumpets. As Jesus’ crucifixion was pre-planned to be on the 14th day of His first month, Passover, and God‘s sending His Holy Spirit of truth on the Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension as pre-planned. Pentecost, meaning to count 50, is always 50 days from the Wave Sheaf Sabbath during the days of Unleavened Bread. It’s obvious, set aside annual holy days are significant in God’s planning.

    Worldly religions don’t realize, our Creator is all knowing and is the architect of the future. King David was led to understand the characteristics of his Lord. David is said to have been a man after God’s own heart. He desired to build a temple for worship of his God, likened to what God had the Israelites construct under Moses. However God would not allow David to follow through on its completion because of his previous sins. God did allow David and the Israelites make preparations. NOW consider David’s gifted understanding, about our Creator. He understood, God is Re-Creator, Creator, Sustainer of all and the God of Jacob whose names was changed to Israel.

    (1Chronicles 29:10-12; David praised the Lord before the entire assembly: “O Lord God of our father Israel, You deserve praise forevermore! O Lord, you are great, mighty, majestic, magnificent, glorious, and sovereign over all the sky and earth! You have dominion and exalt Yourself as the ruler of all. You are the source of wealth and honor; You rule over all. You possess strength and might to magnify and give strength to all.) At this point it’d be good to re-study John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:15-20, and Hebrews 1:1-4, for an overview of Jesus’ deity.

    (1Chronicles 29:13-16; Now, our God, we give thanks to You and praise Your majestic name! “But who am I and who are my people, that we should be in a position to contribute this much? Indeed, everything comes from You, and we have simply given back to You what is Yours. For we are resident foreigners and nomads in Your presence, like all our ancestors; our days are like a shadow on the earth, without security. O Lord our God, all this wealth, which we have collected to build a temple for You, to honor Your holy name, comes from You; it all belongs to You.”)

    Arrogance was to be removed, if we each knew God as David. We’d know its GOD that gives people and nations their wealth. He can build up and take down. He can allow Satan free reign or free people from His evil schemes. God can give people strength to overcome their inherited nature and Satan’s influences. David continues.

    (1Chronicles 29:17-18; I know, my God, that You examine thoughts and are pleased with integrity. With pure motives I contribute all this, and now I look with joy as Your people who have gathered here contribute to You. O Lord God of our ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, maintain the motives of Your people and keep them devoted to You.)

    God can give pure motives, understanding and keep people devoted to Himself. Consider, does God have A PEOPLE today, a people called His own? YES! They’re Believers IN Jesus, a people gifted to know His message; His church. Realizing too, their knowing His Way is not from within their own intellect, but gifted, as to David.

    (1Chronicles 29:19; Make my son Solomon willing to obey Your commands, rules, regulations, and to complete building the palace for which I have made preparations.)

     Solomon did complete this Temple, and we know of his great fleshly successes. Likely successes contributed to his failures. Satan was able to use Solomon’s grandeur and powers, to turn them to worldly pride. He married pagan wives, and built them pagan temples. The lesson for us, don’t under estimate Satan.

           People who’re Recipients of God’s Spirit of Truth are His church.

          And, have been since Jesus’ ascension. His apostles were gifted

          to understand and share. (1Cor 3:16-23; Do you not know you are

          God’s temple, and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If someone destroys

          God’s temple, God will destroy him. For, God’s temple is holy, which is

          what you are. Guard against self-deception, each of you. If someone

          among you thinks he is wise in this age, let him become foolish so he can

          become wise. For the wisdom of this age is foolishness with God. As it

          is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness.” And again, “The Lord

          knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” So then, no more boasting

          about mere mortals! For everything belongs to you, whether Paul, Apollos

          Cephas, the world, life, death, the present or the future.  Everything belongs

          to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.)

          See Job 5:13 and Psalms 94:11. Again in chapter 6 Paul shares.

 (1Cor 6:16-20; Or do you not know that anyone who is united with a prostitute is one body with her? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” But the one united with the Lord is one spirit with Him. Flee sexual immorality! “Every sin a person commits is outside of the body” — but the  immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit that’s in you, whom you have from God, and, you are not your own? For you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.) See Gen 2:24.

    We should rejoice at being sanctified –set aside- for God’s purpose. Holy Sabbaths, God’s attributes, and even foods are set aside for God’s people.

    (Gen 7:1-3; The LORD said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, for I consider you godly among this generation.” You must take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, the male and its mate, two of every kind of unclean animal, the male and its mate, and also seven of every kind of bird in the sky, male and female, to preserve their offspring on the face of the earth.)

    God miraculously had all these line up accordingly for Noah.

    The Old Covenant was written for God’s selected people and the New Covenant is written for a chosen, selected, called out for God’s purpose people. Worldly denominations can’t grasp its significance because they aren’t Jesus sheep.

    (Jeremiah 50:4-7; When that time comes, says the LORD, “the people of Israel and Judah will return to the land together. They will come back with tears of repentance as they seek the LORD their God. They will ask the way to Zion; they will turn their faces toward it. They will come and bind themselves to the LORD in a lasting covenant that will never be forgotten. “My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have allow them to go astray. They have wandered around in the mountains. They have roamed from one mountain and hill to another. They have forgotten their resting place. All who encountered them devoured them. Their enemies who did this said, ‘We are not liable for punishment! For those people have sinned against the LORD, their true pasture. They have sinned against the LORD in whom their ancestors trusted.’) Jesus may have had this commune with Jeremiah when John quoted Him.

    (John 10:25-30; Jesus replied, “I told you and you do not believe. The deeds I do in My Father’s name testify about Me. But you refuse to believe because you are not My sheep. My sheep listen to My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish; no one will snatch them from my hand.  My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all, and no one can snatch them from My Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.)

        Now back to Jesus’ Matthew 24: prophecy.

    (Matthew 24:32-35; Learn this parable from the fig tree: Whenever its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also you, when you see all these things, know that He is near, right at the door. I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words will never pass away.) As we know Jesus’ message, we know what scoffers are thinking and saying! Scoffers doubt the flood & even that Noah lived.

     (Matthew 24:36-41; But as for that day and hour no one knows it – not even the angels in heaven – except the Father alone. For, just like the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. For in those days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark. And they knew nothing until the flood came and took them all away. It will be the same at the coming of the Son of Man. Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one left. There will be two women grinding grain with a mill; one will be taken and one left.) Study 1Corinthians 15: where Paul explained the resurrection.

      In Noah’s day as today, people had become oblivious to the Ways of God. People were totally deceived as in this age. Soon after the flood, people again were giving their time, attention and lifestyle practices over to imaginary gods. No doubt, entertainment became the craze of the people.

     (Matthew 24:42-44; Therefore, stay alert, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have been alert and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.) The end for people in this age is when we take our last breath.

     NOT ONLY will Jesus’ coming, the first resurrection and to rule this earth catch folks unprepared, the end of people’s current physical lives catch the many unprepared. Jesus’ lesson is to STAY ALERT to world condition and His message. Be attuned to God’s message of truth, rather than looking to personalities, traditions and this world’s system of things. ASK, whose servant am I? We should know, the characteristics of our inherited from Adam nature is enslavement. We should understand, worldly traditions are demonically designed to entrap, deceive and take us away from God’s purpose for our lives.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 16

July 22nd, 2020

    TO: World’s in residence Churches of God. Av 1, 5,780. 7/22/2020……   All Mighty God: please keep each of us in Your will, and when necessary take us to Your Potters wheel for loving discipline. Thanks for revealing Yourself and keeping us mindful of Your Way, we pray asking in Jesus’ holy name. AMEN.

    When the events written about in Luke 1and 2 were unfolding the Israelites, tribe of Judah particularly, were reading Moses and the Prophets in Synagogues each Sabbath. Expecting a Messiah, the likes of Moses, to come and restore Israel to its former glory years. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea and others told of such a future restoration. See Isaiah 22:, 35:, 51: -53:, 65:, Jeremiah 31: and Amos 9:11-15.

    God made two primary perpetual promises, one between Himself and all living creatures, that He’d never entirely flood the earth again. See Genesis 17:7.

    (Second perpetual are promises, primarily to Abraham and his descendents of promise, as in Isaac through Descendent Jesus. See Gen 17:19) Perpetual commands were given Israel that they keep weekly and annual Sabbaths throughout generations. They were never to take up the ways of the pagan nations around them. Never consume blood etc. See Exodus 28:43, 29:9-28, 30:20-21, 31:16, Leviticus 3:17, 16:31-34 and chapter 23.

    Borders promised Abraham and descendents are perpetual, the whole, house of Israel is to be delivered, saved and guide other nations. (Gen 17:8; I will give the whole land of Canaan — the land where you are now residing — to you and your descendants after you as a permanent possession. I will be their God.) Also See Ezekiel 37, with the restoration chapters above. Understanding these things and through Jesus’ revelations, Jesus’ apostle Paul could write to gentiles in God’s church at Rome. (Romans 11:26-29; And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion; He will remove ungodliness from Jacob. And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.” In regard to the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but in regard to election they are dearly loved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.)      

    The New Covenant is by promise, as in Isaac the son of promise. The fleshly nature inherited from Adam is a sin nature, we’re all born in, and our sin nature can only be changed by God the Father’s choosing and fathering. People created in God’s image and likeness, makes us different from animals, making it possible for us to work at changing habits, fleshly weaknesses, become better citizens, parents etc. but to change our nature, and be born from above is God’s prerogative. The New Covenant is with called believers in Jesus, giving recipients a circumcision of heart and a new nature, as being born again.

    God’s Old Covenant with Israel as promised Abraham and they agreed to through, Moses, was fleshly. God’s New Covenant is a covenant of promise as in Isaac the son born of promise, promising Abraham through His Descendent Jesus, eternal life to believers. A gifted love of God Covenant, with His laws imputed to the minds of spirit recipients. For these, sins are remitted through Jesus’ shed blood when gifted to believe in. For others, the Old Covenant law and Jesus’ word will judge according to deeds. People who aren’t called to be born from above in this New Covenant age will be physically resurrected at a time of God’s choosing as was Lazarus. Only called out people gifted to believe in Jesus are recipients of God’s Spirit and His New Covenant blessings through the Descendent, Jesus. Jesus’ apostle Paul attempted to explain the law of covenants.

    (Galatians 3:15-16; Brothers and sisters, I offer an example from everyday life: When a covenant has been ratified, even though it is only a human contract, no one can set it aside or add anything to it. Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to His Descendant. Scripture does not say, “and to the descendants,” referring to many, but “and to your Descendant,” referring to One, who is Christ.)

    Commentary: His Descendent forever refers to God the Father’s Descendent, Jesus. See Gen 12:7. (Genesis 13:15, I will give all the land that you see to you and your descendants forever.) (Gen 17:7-8; I will confirm My covenant as a perpetual covenant between Me and you. It will extend to your descendants after you throughout their generations. I will be your God and the God of your descendants after you. I will give the whole land of Canaan — the land where you are now residing — to you and your descendants after you as a permanent possession. I will be their God.) Also see Gen 24:7. Jesus’ apostle Paul continues speaking of this ratification not hindered by the law.

    (Gal 3:17-18; What I am saying is this: The law that came four hundred thirty years later does not cancel a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to invalidate the promise. For, if the inheritance is based on the law, it is no longer based on the promise, but God graciously gave it to Abraham through the promise.)

    Commentary: promises to Abraham looked beyond deliverance from Egypt to spiritual deliverances from our inherited nature and this world’s system of things.

    (Gal 3:19-20; Why then was the law given? It was added because of transgressions, until the arrival of the Descendant to whom the promise had been made. It was administered through angels by an intermediary. Now an intermediary is not for one party alone, but God is one.)

    Commentary: God the Father and Son are One in purpose, planning and when New Jerusalem comes down from heaven, God the son will yield all to the Father. See Rev 21:2. New Jerusalem’s foundations are name for Jesus’ apostles and its gates for the tribes of Israel. The New Covenant is with called believers in Jesus and about gifted eternal life in Christ. Thus Paul could write.

     (Gal 3:21-23; Is the law therefore opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then, righteousness would certainly have come by the law. But the scripture imprisoned everything and everyone under sin so that the promise could be given — because of the faithfulness of Jesus Christ — to those who believe. Now before faith came we were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners until the coming faith would be revealed.)

    Commentary: We above is referencing those called to follow Jesus, gifted recipients of Jesus’ faith, people believing IN Him as the life giver and His deeds revealing God the Father.

    (Gal 3:24-27; Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.)

    Commentary: Our and You above make reference to called out Christians who’re born from above, New Covenant recipients, Sons of God now through having been gifted to believe in Jesus’ shed blood for the remission of their sins. Such are clothed, immersed in, and spiritually buried with Jesus. It’s all about believing in God’s promises by gifted faith, as is the example of Abraham’s. Jesus’ Good News is about His kingdom on earth, binding Satan, restoring Israel to the promised lands, and delivering each the Father gives Him to inherit eternal life.  

    (Gal 3;28-29; There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female — for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.)

    Commentary: The word Israel means, God fights or fights for, all followers of Jesus become spiritual Israelites, heirs of Jesus and with Abraham.

    God promises to bind Satan for one thousand years, then afterward release him to go out and deceive. Our Creator knows who Satan will be most successful with. Jesus revealed to John, how, to who and when Satan will be allowed to go out and cause havoc. It’s revealed why God is allowing Satan to have, lording power over people. Overcoming the lawless nature inherited from Adam and Satan’s deceptions purifies people as Jesus is pure. Remember He too learned from things suffered. It’s God’s will that His called out people be purified through Jesus’ Word, be at one with Himself and God the Son and members in His church family. Called out believing IN people need to grow in the grace and knowledge of God, develop a character like His, overcome our inherited nature and demonic obstacles.

    The Elect Saints of God will be in His first resurrection, living Saints will meet Jesus and them in the air. The annual Holy Sabbath, Trumpets foreshadows this miraculous event. Jesus’ apostle Paul was inspired to share.

     (1Thess 4:16-18; For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be suddenly caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.)

    Many call this event, the rapture. Afterward physical resurrections and supernatural deliverances will fulfill the Lord God’s promises to Abraham. Israelites will be miraculously delivered to the borders promised. 

     (Revelations 20:7-10; Now when the thousand years are finished, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the earth, ‘Gog and Magog’ to bring them together for the ‘end battle.’ They are as numerous as the grains of sand in the sea. They went up on the broad plain of the earth and encircled the camp of the Saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and devoured them completely. And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet are too, and they will be tormented there day and night forever and ever.)

    Commentary: They above, indicated those Satan successfully deceives. See also Isaiah 35:, 37:21-38, Ezekiel 38: & 39. The word, forever can mean until something ceases to exist. Satan is more powerful than this world’s unbelieving populations realize. He’s the deceiver of the whole world! He, demons and people he deceives are about the business of teaching lawlessness to this earth’s unbelieving naïve people. Unless God the Father chooses to shorten His planned end of this age, these forces will deceive all but the Elect with their defiant message and magic like miracles. Now is a good time to reflect on how the demonic Egyptian false prophets competed with Moses and Aaron prior to Israel’s deliverance from Egypt.

     Those who know God’s message will not be deceived. As studied previously, Jesus’ coming will not be secretive, it’s planned that the heavens will be shaken, before Jesus’ appearing. Unless God the Father chooses to shorten, time, no flesh would be saved.

     (Matthew 24:29-31; Immediately after the suffering of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man arriving on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a loud trumpet blast, and they will gather His Elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.) THE TRIBES of the earth will mourn! WHY? People love the ways of this world’s system of things as Satan has confused it.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 15

July 19th, 2020

TO: World’s in residence Churches of God. Tamuz 27, 5,780; 7/19/2020.

   It’s from within the fleshly mind’s desire that denominations teach a repentance leading to- one’s -being born from above-fathered, is an individual’s choice. Wrong. One can no more choose to be fathered by God than to choose their human parent. God the Father does the choosing of those who’ll be born from above in Christ Jesus, as He chose Isaac and Jacob. Jesus’ apostle Paul was given to understand.

    (Romans 9:6-7; It is not as though the word of God had failed. For not all those who are descended from Israel are truly Israel, nor is all the children of Abraham true descendants; rather “through Isaac will your descendants be counted.”) See Genesis 21:12.

    Isaac was Abraham’s son born of promise; God made the promise and chose this predestined method of building His spiritual kingdom. Paul continues.

   (Rom 9:8-9; This means it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God; rather, the children of promise are counted as descendants. For this is what the promise declared: “About a year from now I will return and Sarah will have a son.”) See Genesis 18:10 & 18:14.

    Abraham’s son Ishmael, whom Hagar the Egyptian bore him was promised worldly greatness, as was Jacob’s brother Esau, but Paul is speaking of spiritual gifts prophesied through Savior Jesus. Like prophesied promises to Isaac’s wife Rebekah, where God made choice before the twin’s birth.   

   (Rom 9:10-13; Not only that, but when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, our ancestor Isaac even before they were born or had done anything good or bad (so that God’s purpose in election would stand, not by works but by his calling) it was said to her, “The older will serve the younger,” just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”) See Malachi 1:1-3.

    God purposely changed Jacob’s name to Israel, meaning-God fights or fights for. It’s through Jacob’s family line, the twelve tribes of Israel, and through the tribe of Judah particular that Jesus was born. Moses and Aaron were Levites, the tribe God assigned temple, teaching and worship responsibilities. 

    (Rom 9:14-26; What shall we say then? Is there injustice with God? Absolutely not!  For He says to Moses: “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” So then, it does not depend on human desire or exertion, but on God who shows mercy. For the scripture says to Pharaoh: “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may demonstrate My power in you, and that My name may be proclaimed in all the earth.” So then, God has mercy on whom He chooses to have mercy, and He hardens whom He chooses to harden. You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For, who has ever resisted His will?” But who indeed are you — a mere human being — to talk back to God? Does what is molded say to the molder, “Why have you made me like this?” Has the potter no right to make from the same lump of clay one vessel for special use and another for ordinary use? But what if God, willing to demonstrate His wrath, and to make known His power, has endured with much patience the objects of wrath prepared for destruction? And what if He is willing to make known the wealth of His glory on the objects of mercy that He has prepared beforehand for glory even us, whom He has called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles? As He also says in Hosea: “I will call those who were not My people, ‘My people,’ and I will call her who was unloved, ‘My beloved.‘” “And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,there they will be called ’sons of the living God.‘ “) Paul understood, Jesus prophesied the same through His prophet Isaiah.

    (Rom 9:27-29;  And Isaiah cries out on behalf of Israel, “Though the number of the children of Israel are as the sand of the sea, only the remnant will be saved, for the Lord will execute His sentence on the earth completely and quickly.” Just as Isaiah predicted, “If the Lord of armies had not left us descendants, we would have become like Sodom, and we would have resembled Gomorrah.”) If life giver Jesus’ deeds-work of salvation not in the overall plan, the whole world would be Sodom and Gomorrah. Think on that.

    As we see, Jesus’ apostle Paul was gifted to understand, Jesus’ inspiring of His prophets and sharing God’s prerogatives. How could we love a God who was not all knowing? How could we respect a God whose ways weren’t absolute?

Understanding Godly love is to know God the Father and the Son’s characteristics. It’s only by gifted revelations to our minds that we understand Godly love. God the Father’s sacrificing His only begotten Son, and God the Son, Jesus shedding His life blood for the remission of this world’s sins is unparalleled Godly love.

   People believing in Jesus through His gifted faith inherit God’s fathering, His spirit of Godly love, His ways, and so are put in His church family. Through Godly love we can reach out to the world with Jesus’ good news message, and have gifted desire that Jesus’ kingdom soon be established on earth. Such love is predestined, spiritually gifted from above!

     Regardless of national origin, people normally choose beliefs according to what’s disseminated to the mind through parental, cultural and, this world’s evolving educational systems. The only exception is,- God’s intervention, His mercifully calling, revealing Himself, and opening understandings. Gifted understanding reveals the result of our inherited sin nature, and causes our desires- outlook to change from, living the way that seems right to our inherited from Adam nature to Jesus’ way. It’s a supernatural calling, only then can people change from their loving, -me, mine and ours- to loving God and neighbor as one’s self. People loving me, mind and ours, contribute to nations warring against nations, self righteous custom practices, division, arguments, divorce and crime. Study the book of James.

     Remember our last study? These fleshly characteristics were, things Paul was fearful of finding in God’s Church at Corinth when he returned. People naturally and generally put trusting faith in the entities of evolving cultures without examination. Majorities and particularly students of so called higher learning, accept theory as fact. It doesn’t seem to be in our nature to naturally question why cultural differences exist, their origin or what and who instigated them. This defines our world’s hostile to God populations. It should help us want to understand origins of beliefs and characteristics inherited from Adam.

     Except for the inherited hostility in people, each should know they’re created beings, made in the image of God. We should desire proofs as to what God’s will is. But, that would amount to people looking to our Creator rather than their own intellect. Perhaps even admitting, God‘s Way are superior to what seems right to our fleshly inherited intellect and nature. Obstacles to this thinking include, world’s so called higher education system, teachers promoting no absolute regarding the manner of right living.

    There is a source for absolute truth, authority that teaches how we should think and live. There’s also a demonic divisionary spirit in the world compelling folks to do according to what seems right to themselves individually. The source of truth is God’s Holy Scriptures, teaching that we should- prove all things, hold fast to what’s good. Jesus’ apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonians; (See that no one pays back evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all. Always rejoice, constantly pray, in everything give thanks. For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not extinguish the Spirit. Do not treat prophecies –teachings- with contempt. But examine –prove- all things; hold fast to what is good. Stay away from every form of evil.) See 1Thess 5:15-22.

    Jesus’ teaching through Paul is revealed to the called who’re gifted to be Believers IN. God’s imputed Holy Spirit of truth, leads to understand that Paul’s teaching isn’t from his fleshly nature, but from the nature of Jesus imputed to his mind. Even human logic teaches that people throughout the world need a nature change in order to live at peace with one another. But, self serving disseminated education rejects Jesus and His apostles teachings. People naturally want to pay back evil with more evil. Living for the good of all comes from Godly gifted love. Our fleshly minds cannot deliver such thinking, -because in the flesh we’re self serving.

   Jesus shares through Paul, (Romans 8:5-17; For those who live according to the flesh have their outlook shaped by the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their outlook shaped by the things of the Spirit. For the outlook of the flesh is death, but the outlook of the Spirit is life and peace, because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, this person does not belong to Him. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is your life because of righteousness. Moreover if the Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, the One who raised Christ from the dead will also make your mortal bodies alive through His Spirit who lives in you. So then, brothers and sisters, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh, (for if you live according to the flesh, you will die,) but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. For, you did not receive the spirit of slavery leading again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba, Father. The Spirit its self bears witness to our spirit that we are God’s children. And if children, then heirs (namely, heirs of God and also fellow heirs with Christ) – if indeed we suffer with Him so we may also be glorified with Him.)

     The divisionary demonic spirit in the world questions God’s existence, and which imaginary Jesus to believe. Common sense should teach us, there is only one Christ Jesus and His Way one. Since Paul’s day and before unbelievers taught a God of their particular imagination, and naïve folks have been believing, such paganism without question or proof.  Paul taught the Corinthians and all Believers.

      (2Cor 11:4; For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus different from the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit than the one you received, or a different gospel than the one you accepted, you put up with it well enough.)

     So; why do folks put up with people teaching a Jesus other than the Jesus His apostles proclaimed? A Jesus as He’s manifested in the Holy Scriptures? Answer, our naïve fleshly nature prefers looking to teacher’s credentials rather than the message and prayerfully searching the scriptures to prove all things. Jesus told us in advance, “another Jesus would be taught and unbelievers would keep worshiping non-existing gods of their imagination. See Mark 13:5-6.