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On God, one Absolute truth, chapter 7

January 18th, 2018

(To 8,974 “in resident” churches: “people God is calling and making temples of His spirit.”) 1/18/18  God’s 11th month, Shevat 3, 5778 until sunset.

      Only Jesus’ gifted spirit can make one righteousness for salvation. No other person‘s righteousness can be imputed to another. (Ezek 14:19-20; “Or suppose I were to send a plague into that land, and pour out my rage on it with bloodshed, killing both people and animals. (20) Even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord, they could not save their own son or daughter; “they would save only their lives by their righteousness.” (Remission of sin and our being saved to eternal life is only through Jesus’ gifted spirit, making us at one with Himself and God our Father.)

       Blood sacrifices ordained by God always looked forward to the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus’ shed blood for the remission of sin and our saving. On that Passover evening prior to Jesus’ deliverance of Israel from Egypt through Moses, “sheep or goat’s blood over doors, ‘so the death angel would pass over’ looked forward to Jesus’ saving a chosen people from the result of sin. ”God ordained animal blood sacrifices for worship and forgiveness of sins performed by Levite priest, “looked forward to our asking for forgiveness of sin in Jesus‘ name. The Pharisees, Sadducees and Jesus’ apostles were looking for a Savior King like Moses, until Jesus opened His apostles minds to understand the scriptures. Until then, ’even though Jesus’ deeds were known’ they thought of Jesus in fleshly terms.       

       The Pharisees and Sadducees were mindful that Mary’s husband “Joseph” was not Jesus’ father. (John 8:41-47; “Then they said to Jesus, “We were not born as a result of immorality! We have only one Father, God Himself.” Jesus replied, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I have come from God and am now here. I have not come on My own initiative, but He “God the Father” sent Me. (43) Why don’t you understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot accept My teaching. You people are from your father the devil, and you want to do what your father desires. He “the devil” was a murderer from the beginning, and does not uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I am telling you the truth, you do not believe Me. Who among you can prove Me guilty of any sin? If I am telling you the truth, why don’t you believe Me? The one who belongs to God listens and responds to God’s Words. You don’t listen and respond, because you don’t belong to God.”)

       Like the Pharisees and Sadducees, most professing Christians are denominational minded; “lies, superstitions and lawlessness are their foundation.” The primary cause? The god of this age, ‘Satan’s’ deceptions. The EFFECT? Love waxes cold, proper respect of authority vanishes and God’s commandments are twisted. Knowledge that God is unchanging in principle and His promises of a new world order aren‘t taught. Strange teachings take hold. Knowledge of Jesus’ deity is lost on people desiring to go the way that seems right to their fleshly minds. Not mindful that Jesus is; “Creator, Re-creator, Sustainer, Deliverer, Mediator and our coming King of Kings.

        (Hebrews 13:7-9: “Remember your leaders, who spoke God’s message to you; reflect on the outcome of their lives and imitate their faith. (8) Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever! (9) Do not be carried away by all sorts of strange teachings. For it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not ritual meals, which have never benefited those who participated in them.”)

       Our outlook should be spiritually SHAPED to believe God’s Truth and turned from human hero copying, which is akin to idolatry. Digest Paul’s words to the Roman Believers.

       (Rom 8:5 “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. (6) 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. (8) Those who are in “led by” the flesh cannot please God. (9) You, ’Believers IN’ 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. (10) But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is your life because of ‘Jesus’’ righteousness. (11) 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 (13) (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. (14) 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 it self bears witness to our spirit that we are God’s children. (17) 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.”)

         Creation and the fact that the Son of God ‘Jesus’ is going to return, reign and judge according the Words He has already spoken. Our children must be taught to reflect on the thinking of the Psalmist.

       (Psalms 146:1-10; “Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! I will praise the Lord as long as I live! I will sing praises to my God as long as I exist! (3) Do not trust in princes, or in human beings, “denominations” who cannot deliver! Their life’s breath departs, they return to the ground; on that day their plans die. (5) How blessed is the one whose helper is the God of Jacob, ’Israel’ whose hope is in the Lord his God, the one who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who remains forever faithful, vindicates the oppressed, and gives food to the hungry. The Lord releases the imprisoned. The Lord gives “understanding” sight to the blind. The Lord lifts up all who are bent over “the humble in spirit.” The Lord loves the godly. (9) The Lord protects those residing outside their native land; He lifts up the fatherless and the widow, but He opposes the wicked. (10) The Lord rules forever, your God, O Zion, throughout the generations to come!”)

        We must be taught that God is the giver of all good things; “understanding and revealed knowledge, especially.” Paul closed his letter to the Romans as follows;

      “Now to Him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that had been kept secret for long ages, but now is disclosed, and through the prophetic scriptures has been made known to all the nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith – to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be glory forever! Amen.” Romans 16:25-27)

       Except there be a holy, righteous all knowing Creator God, there would be no genuine need for a particular moral code of conduct. Believing IN the God of Abraham is to know by faith that He is, (1) holy, (2) righteous, (3) all knowing, (4) that only mankind is made in His image, (5) there are purposes in His creations and that, (6) He gave mankind His particular moral code, whereby people are blessed when they choose to live therein. Lets look up, teach our children to look up, consider the heavenly bodies, the sun, moon, their precise movements and what force sustains them. What force keeps the sun burning at the right temperature to sustain life on earth? What force keeps this earth’s moon in the precise position that controls sea level? Then consider the motivation in people that makes them want to think these controls are by some accident.

        There is a Satan, “that spirit being Jesus referred to when His disciples returned from their mission.” (Luke 10:17-18; “Then the seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in Your name!” So He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.) Did that powerful spirit being, “Satan” actually tempt Jesus, as the holy scriptures describe? Does that powerful devil know God’s holy scriptures?

      (Matthew 4:1-11; “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After He fasted forty days and forty nights He was famished. The tempter came and said to Him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become bread.” But He answered, “It is written, ‘Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” (Quote from Deut 8:3) Then the devil took Him to the holy city, had Him stand on the highest point of the temple, and said to Him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written, ‘He will command His angels concerning you’ and ‘with their hands they will lift you up, so that you will not strike Your foot against a stone.’” (Quote from Psalms 91:12) Jesus said to him, “Once again it is written: ‘You are not to put the Lord your God to the test.’” (Quote from Deut 6:16) Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their grandeur. And he said to Jesus, “I will give you all these things if you throw Yourself to the ground and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go away, Satan! For it is written: ‘You are to worship the Lord your God and serve only Him.’” (Quote from Deut 6:13) Then the devil left Him, and angels came and began ministering to His needs.”)

       Jesus used Word He Himself had inspired Moses and David write. Satan knew the Son of God, “Jesus” came from His heavenly position, to live in the flesh and give His life for the sins of the world. Satan knew that Jesus was the very Creator that created him and removed him from the heavenly realms. Satan knows that he is allowed to influence and deceive the nations until the set time when he will be bound. He knows his time is short.

 

One God, one absolute truth, chapter 6

January 16th, 2018

One God, one absolute truth, chapter 6

(To 8,898 “in resident” churches: “people God is calling and making temples of His spirit.”) 1/16/18  God’s 10th month, Tevet 29, 5778 until sunset.

       We are taught that: (Jeremiah 23:) “teachers under Satan’s influence have personal agendas and caused God’s people to forget their true Creator God. Satan’s influence on man’s inherited from Adam’s instinctive nature has this world’s populations totally in an animalistic mode. Godly love is rare. As before the Noah day flood, “Satan has this world’s populations turned inward” and only a few of Noah’s descendents kept themselves free from imaginary idol worship. (Fast forward to Abraham: “seemingly Abraham and Sarah’s parents succumbed to idolatry, to some degree.”) (Remember, one of Jacob‘s wives stole her father‘s idol)

        Through Abraham God made a new “mysterious faith in Himself beginning “ (Abraham was chosen, gifted to believe IN and walk with “the Lord God Jesus.” That faith? “an intimate friendship with God.” (By promise to Abraham, “God called Isaac and Jacob’s descendents; “to be His people, live according to laws for their good, as agreed to.” As such Israelites were a set aside, ‘sanctified’ unique to the world people.

       While worldly people groups turned to imaginary gods, “fitting fleshly intellectual thinking, ‘idol worship’ “God was sanctifying descendents of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob by promise.” Gifting them with His principles “preplanned and promised Abraham.” That preplanning included and includes Jacob’s physical and spiritual family. Twelve tribes being in bondage to Egypt :430 years, to the exact day. That bondage to sinful Egypt is a forerunner of the bondage existing today; “namely this world’s system of things.”

      Our Creator God demonstrating to the world, “His ability to control nations and people groups.” (A Genesis and Jeremiah study makes clear: :“the Lord God was ‘primarily’ only revealing Himself to descendents of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, while others were allowed to go the way that seemed right to their fleshly imaginative instinctive natures.)

       Our Creator’s prophecy through Moses, that after him the people would succumbed to imaginary gods “namely and primarily the god “called Baal.”) Moses prophetic words unfolded as a witness to this present age. We have the history of God’s allowing the dispersion of His chosen people as He promised. First ten tribes then later the tribe of Judah.

       The foundation for people’s desire to make and worship imaginary gods, “seems to revolve around Satan’s deceptive words to Eve; regarding immortality and people’s desire to be divine.” (It’s appealing to people’s instinctive fleshly nature “to think highly of their own intellect.” (It isn’t naturally within people’s fleshly minds to, “Let God be proven true, though every person be shown up as a liar.” Romans 3:3-4) So people make imaginary gods fit a conjured up belief, “rather than accepting the reality presented through the likes of Jeremiah.” (Preferring to look to others, “particularly people with scholarly degrees” rather than believing IN God as He manifest Himself to be in the holy scriptures.) How is that? Allow our Creator’s words through Isaiah.

       (Isaiah 40:12-17; “Who has measured out the waters in the hollow of his hand, or carefully measured the sky, or carefully weighed the soil of the earth, or weighed the mountains in a balance, or the hills on scales? Who comprehends the mind of the Lord, or gives Him instruction as His counselor? From whom does He receive directions? Who teaches Him the correct way to do things, or imparts knowledge to Him, or instructs Him in skillful design? (15) Look, the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales. He lifts the coastlands as if they were dust. Not even Lebanon could supply enough firewood for a sacrifice; its wild animals would not provide enough burnt offerings. All the nations are insignificant before Him; they are regarded as absolutely nothing.”

     (Isaiah 40:18-24; “To whom can you compare God? To what image can you liken Him? A craftsman casts an idol; a metal smith overlays it with gold and forges silver chains for it. To make a contribution one selects wood that will not rot; he then seeks a skilled craftsman to make an idol that will not fall over. (21) Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told to you since the very beginning? Have you not understood from the time the earth’s foundations were made? He is the one who sits on the earth’s horizon; its inhabitants are like grasshoppers before Him. He is the One who stretches out the sky like a thin curtain, and spreads it out like a pitched tent. He is the one who reduces rulers to nothing; He makes the earth’s leaders insignificant. Indeed, they are barely planted; yes, they are barely sown; yes, they barely take root in the earth, and then He blows on them, causing them to dry up and the wind carries them away like straw.”

      (Isaiah 40: 25-26; “To whom can you compare Me? Whom do I resemble?” says the Holy One. Look up at the sky! Who created all these heavenly lights? He is the One who leads out their ranks; He calls them all by name. Because of His absolute power and awesome strength, not one of them is missing.”

      (Isaiah 40:27-31; “Why do you say, Jacob, Why do you say, Israel, “The Lord is not aware of what is happening to me, My God is not concerned with my vindication”? Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is an eternal God, the Creator of the whole earth. He does not get tired or weary; there is no limit to His wisdom. He gives strength to those who are tired; to the ones who lack power, He gives renewed energy. Even youths get tired and weary; even strong young men clumsily stumble. But those who wait for the Lord’s help find renewed strength; they rise up as if they had eagles’ wings, they run without growing weary, they walk without getting tired.”)

       Our Creator God can create from nothing. He created and creates life, He re-creates and sustains. He has preplanned the re-creation, “resurrection” of His people.

       (Ezekiel 37:11-14; “Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are all the house of Israel. Look, they are saying, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope has perished; we are cut off.’ Therefore prophesy, and tell them, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: Look, I am about to open your graves and will raise you from your graves, My people. I will bring you to the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and raise you from your graves, My people. I will place My breath in you and you will live; I will give you rest in your own land. Then you will know that I am the Lord – I have spoken and I will act, declares the Lord.’”)

      To believe IN is to live by God gifted faith. On that Passover when Jesus died for the sins of the world, Matthew recorded a forerunner to the great preplanned resurrections.

       (Matthew 27:50-54; “Then Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and gave up His spirit. Just then the temple curtain was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks were split apart. And tombs were opened, and the bodies of many Saints who had died raised. (They came out of the tombs after His resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.) Now when the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and what took place, they were extremely terrified and said, “Truly this One was God’s Son!”)

       Knowing and believing IN God’s awesomeness “is to live by faith as did Abraham.” Few people and particularly our worldly educated children, are personally and spiritually taught the foundational fact Paul presents at Romans 3:. (Let God be true though every person be found a liar.)

       Jesus’ immaculate supernatural birth, His teaching, miracles, death, resurrection, His supernatural return, the resurrections and peace on earth were always preplanned. A spiritual Savior, a supernatural deliverer of His people, in a fashion likened to Israel’s deliverance from Egypt is a major part of Jesus’ preplanned mission. Jesus foretold it through Moses..

        (Deut 18:15-22; “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you – from your fellow Israelites; you must listen to Him. This accords with what happened at Horeb in the day of the assembly. You ’Israelites’ asked the Lord your God: “Please do not make us hear the voice of the Lord our God any more or see this great fire any more lest we die.” The Lord then said to me, “What they have said is good. I will raise up a prophet like you Jesus” for them from among their fellow Israelites. I will put My words in His mouth and He will speak to them whatever I command. I will personally hold responsible anyone who then pays no attention to the words that prophet speaks in My name. (20) “But if any prophet presumes to speak anything in My name that I have not authorized him to speak, or speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet must die. Now if you say to yourselves, ‘How can we tell that a message is not from the Lord?’ (22) whenever a prophet speaks in My name and the prediction is not fulfilled, then I have not spoken it; the prophet has presumed to speak it, so you need not fear him.”)

        Through Moses, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Daniel and others, God revealed the coming Shepherd, “Jesus” and His mission. A spiritual Savior, a gifted spiritual nature change, and God’s chosen people inheriting eternal life was all prophesied.

        God knew the result of Satan’s deceptive words to Eve and how the world would succumb to the false teaching that would be followed by demonically led people with agendas. Jesus revealed to Paul and he to us.

       (2 Corinthians 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.”)

      Jesus’ words through Paul are in principle, exactly as through Moses.

       (Deuteronomy 31:16-23; “Then the Lord said to Moses, “You are about to die, and then these people will begin to prostitute themselves with the foreign gods of the land into which they are going. They will reject Me and break My covenant that I have made with them. At that time My anger will erupt against them and I will abandon them and hide My face from them until they are devoured. Many disasters and distresses will overcome them so that they will say at that time, ‘Have not these disasters overcome us because our God is not among us?’ But I will certainly hide Myself at that time because of all the wickedness they will have done by turning to other gods.”

       Now write down for yourselves the following song and teach it to the Israelites. Put it into their very mouths so that this song may serve as My witness against the Israelites! For after I have brought them to the land I promised to their ancestors – one flowing with milk and honey – and they eat their fill and become fat, then they will turn to other gods and worship them; they will reject Me and break My covenant. Then when many disasters and distresses overcome them this song will testify against them, for their descendants will not forget it.” (God continues to us speak through Moses. He knows the intent of our minds.)

       “I know the intentions they have in mind today, even before I bring them to the land I have promised.” So on that day Moses wrote down this song and taught it to the Israelites, and the Lord commissioned Joshua son of Nun, “Be strong and courageous, for you will take the Israelites to the land I have promised them, and I will be with you.”)

        (Deut 31:24-30: “When Moses finished writing on a scroll the words of this law in their entirety, he commanded the Levites who carried the ark of the Lord’s covenant, “Take this scroll of the law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God. It will remain there as a witness against you, for I know about your rebellion and stubbornness. Indeed, even while I have been living among you to this very day, you have rebelled against the Lord; you will be even more rebellious after my death!

Gather to me all your tribal elders and officials so I can speak to them directly about these things and call the heavens and the earth to witness against them. For I know that after I die you will totally corrupt yourselves and turn away from the path I have commanded you to walk. Disaster will confront you in the days to come because you will act wickedly before the Lord, inciting him to anger because of your actions.” Then Moses recited the words of this song from start to finish in the hearing of the whole assembly of Israel.”)

       After Samuel, Saul and David, other kings ruled Israel. A king respecting God’s way ridded the land of paganism and the people were blessed for a time: then a vanity filled king would turn them back to paganism; until God dispersed them. Thank God for His promise; “all Israel will be saved.” (See Romans 11:26 and review Ezekiel 37:

One God, one absolute truth, chapter 5

January 13th, 2018

(To 8,837 “in resident” churches and “people God is calling and make temples of His spirit.”) 1/13/18  God’s 10th month, Tevet 26, 5778 until sunset.

       After the Noah day flood, our Creator (the holy scriptures reveal to be the Lord God, ‘Jesus’) made a new beginning through a righteous man named Noah. He was God’s warning witness, “destruction if people didn’t change their ways.” Much later Jesus revealed through Ezekiel.

       (Ezek 14:19-20; “Or suppose I were to send a plague into that land, and pour out my rage on it with bloodshed, killing both people and animals. (20) Even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord, they could not save their own son or daughter; “they would save only their lives by their righteousness.”

      (Ezek 14:21- “For this is what the sovereign Lord says: How much worse will it be when I send My four terrible judgments – sword, famine, wild animals, and plague – to Jerusalem to kill both people and animals! Yet some survivors will be left in it, sons and daughters who will be brought out. They will come out to you, and when you see their behavior and their deeds, you will be consoled about the catastrophe I have brought on Jerusalem – for everything I brought on it. (23) They will console you when you see their behavior and their deeds, because you will know that it was not without reason that I have done everything which I have done in it, declares the sovereign Lord.”)

       A new beginning through Abraham. The Lord God, ‘Jesus’ began revealing His disappointments with the world at  large and Israel particularly through His prophets during and after Abraham’s day. The Lord God ’Jesus’ appeared to Abram and said, ’move from this place to where I will show you.” At age 75 he began moving as directed. To Haran, Canaan, Shechem, down to Egypt and the hill country East of Bethel; “there he built an altar. (Gen 12:9; Abram continually journeyed by stages down to the Negev..) Abraham passed his wife, “Sarai” off as his sister. Her beauty caught the attention of  Pharaoh and he brought her to his place, but the Lord struck Pharaoh and his household with severe diseases because of Sarai, So Pharaoh summoned Abram and said, “What is this you have done to me? Why didn’t you tell me that she was your wife? (Gen 12:19-20; “Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my wife? Here is your wife! Take her and go!” Pharaoh gave his men orders about Abram, and so they expelled him, along with his wife and all his possessions.”)

      Abraham and Lot’s processions grew to the point “they agreed to part and afterward kings fought and Abraham went to Lot’s rescue.” (Gen 14:17- After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet Abram in the Valley of Shaveh (known as the King’s Valley).(18) Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (Now he was the priest of the Most High God.) He blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by the Most High God, Creator of heaven and earth. Worthy of praise is the Most High God, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of everything.”)

      Salem is traditionally identified as the Jebusite stronghold of old Jerusalem. There’s much speculation about its king. Though some have identified him with the reincarnate Christ or with Noah’s son Shem. Melchizedek is an angelic ambassador of Jesus’ or Jesus Himself. He was used to renew promises of  blessing to Abram. Never the less, Abram considered Melchizedek his spiritual superior. He appears on the scene without a genealogy and then disappears from the narrative. In Psalm 110 the Lord declares that the Davidic king is a royal priest after the pattern of Melchizedek. In his royal priestly status “Melchizedek is a type of Christ:” Superior to the ancestors of Israel, “both a king and a priest.” “Melchizedek served “God Most High” “One sovereign God, who was the creator of all the universe. Abram had in Melchizedek a spiritual brother.

      (Gen 14:21 Then the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people and take the possessions for yourself.” But Abram replied to the king of Sodom, “I raise my hand to the Lord, the Most High God, Creator of heaven and earth, and vow that I will take nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal. That way you can never say, ‘It is I who made Abram rich.’ I will take only compensation for what the young men have eaten. As for the share of the men who went with me – Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre – let them take their share.”

      Abraham gave Melchizedek a tenth of everything, butt he kept nothing for himself. The world at large was going the way that seemed right: then and now; “only people to whom God reveals Himself to forsake their way for His way, Continuing from the last study: the Lord God ‘Jesus’ is prophesying through Jeremiah.

       (Jer 23:14: “But I see the prophets of Jerusalem doing something just as shocking. They are unfaithful to Me and continually prophesy lies. So they give encouragement to people who are doing evil, with the result that they do not stop their evildoing. I consider all of them as bad as the people of Sodom, and the citizens of Jerusalem as bad as the people of Gomorrah.”) Did the Roman Catholic Pope recently say “he could not judge homosexuality?”

      (Jer 23:15-21; “So then I, the Lord who rules over all, have something to say concerning the prophets of Jerusalem: ‘I will make these prophets eat the bitter food of suffering and drink the poison water of judgment. For the prophets of Jerusalem are the reason that ungodliness has spread throughout the land.’” The Lord who rules over all says to the people of Jerusalem: (“Do not listen to what those prophets are saying to you. They are filling you with false hopes. They are reporting visions of their own imaginations, not something the Lord has given them to say. They continually say to those who reject what the Lord has said, ‘Things will go well for you!’ They say to all those who follow the stubborn inclinations of their own hearts, ‘Nothing bad will happen to you!’ Yet which of them has ever stood in the Lord’s inner circle, so they could see and hear what he has to say? Which of them have ever paid attention or listened to what He has said? But just watch! The wrath of the Lord will come like a storm! Like a raging storm it will rage down on the heads of those who are wicked. The anger of the Lord will not turn back until He has fully carried out His intended purposes. In days to come you people will come to understand this clearly. I did not send those prophets. Yet they were in a hurry to give their message. I did not tell them anything. Yet they prophesied anyway.”) The Lord God has not authorized the various seminary schools.

      (Jer 23:22-24; “But if they had stood in My inner circle, they would have proclaimed My message to My people. They would have caused My people to turn from their wicked ways and stop doing the evil things they are doing. Do you people think that I am some local deity and not the transcendent God?” the Lord asks. “Do you really think anyone can hide himself where I cannot see him?” the Lord asks. “Do you not know that I am everywhere?” the Lord asks.”)

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

       (Jer 23:28-32; “Let the prophet who has had a dream go ahead and tell his dream. Let the person who has received My message report that message faithfully. What is like straw cannot compare to what is like grain! I, the Lord, affirm it! My message is like a fire that purges dross! It is like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces! I, the Lord, so affirm it! So I, the Lord, affirm that I am opposed to those prophets who steal messages from one another that they claim are from Me. I, the Lord, affirm that I am opposed to those prophets who are using their own tongues to declare, ‘The Lord declares….’ I, the Lord, affirm that I am opposed to those prophets who dream up lies and report them. They are misleading My people with their reckless lies. I did not send them. I did not commission them. They are not helping these people at all. I, the Lord, affirm it!”)

      (Jer 23:33-34; “The Lord said to me, “Jeremiah, when one of these people, or a prophet, or a priest asks you, ‘What burdensome message do you have from the Lord?’ Tell them, ‘You are the burden, and I will cast you away. I, the Lord, affirm it! I will punish any prophet, priest, or other person who says “The Lord’s message is burdensome.” I will punish both that person and his whole family.”

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

       There are many examples of religious teachers leaving the principles of Godly love. Teaching God’s commandments and the rearing of Godly children are burdensome. God’s message is not burdensome, It may be considered burdensome to people who love this world’s system of things. As with the family structure and in the rearing of children, people that love this world’s system of things desire to be politically correct, popular with the majorities, rather that practice the freedom of Godly love.

       (Proverbs 22:6 Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.) God’s old and new

covenants are “same in principle.” That principle? Godly love respects authority. Jesus’ apostle Paul taught it too.

       (Eph 6:1-3; Children, obey your parents in the Lord for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment accompanied by a promise, namely, “that it may go well with you and that you will live a long time on the earth.”)

        Paul is remembering Deuteronomy 5:16; “Honor your father and your mother just as the Lord your God has commanded you to do, so that your days may be extended and that it may go well with you in the land that He is about to give you.) “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.”” Romans 3:4)

       A Godly child’s foundation must be; “Letting the God of Noah, Seth, Abraham, Jeremiah, Jesus and His twelve apostles be proven true. Every other disagreeing individual be proven a liar. Only possible when people are yielded to the real Lord God, ’Jesus’ and shunning this world’s system of things.

One God, one absolute truth, chapter 4

January 10th, 2018

(To 8,756 “in resident” churches and “people God is calling and make temples of His spirit.”) 1/10/18  God’s 10th month, Tevet 23, 5778 until sunset.

        Abraham was gifted to understand the Lord God, “Jesus’” deeds and awesomeness. He knew Isaac was a miraculous gift to he and Sarah “because his birth was by promise and they were past reproductive ages.” When the Lord God ask him to sacrifice Isaac he knew God could return him.  

      (Gen 17:17-22; “Then Abraham bowed down with his face to the ground and laughed as he said to himself, “Can a son be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Can Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety? Abraham said to God, “O that Ishmael might live before you!” (19) God said, “No, Sarah your wife is going to bear you a son, and you will name him Isaac. I will confirm My covenant with him as a perpetual covenant for his descendants after him. As for Ishmael, I have heard you. I will indeed bless him, make him fruitful, and give him a multitude of descendants. He will become the father of twelve princes; I will make him into a great nation. (21) But I will establish My covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this set time next year.” When he finished speaking with Abraham, God went up from him.”)

      When Isaac was a young boy, the Lord God ’Jesus’ tested Abraham: saying, “sacrifice your only son, When he was about to obey and still believing a sacrifice would be provided, Abraham heard a voice.

      (Gen 22:12-14; “Do not harm the boy!” the angel said. “Do not do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God because you did not withhold your son, your only son, from Me.” (13) Abraham looked up and saw behind him a ram caught in the bushes by its horns. So he went over and got the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place “The Lord provides.” It is said to this day, “In the mountain of the Lord provision will be made.”

      15-18; The Lord’s angel called to Abraham a second time from heaven and said, “‘I solemnly swear by My own name,’ decrees the Lord, ‘that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will indeed bless you, and I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be as countless as the stars in the sky or the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the strongholds of their enemies. Because you have obeyed Me, all the nations of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using the name of your descendants.’”

       The Lord God. ‘Jesus’ was looking to His second return; when He will usher in a new world order. Jesus gave His apostles this understanding.

       (GALATIANS 3:29; “If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.) Oh those wonderful promises! So, Let’s consider another promise God makes to children “who honor their parents in the Lord.”

       (Eph 6:1-8; “Children, obey your parents in the Lord for this is right. (2) “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment accompanied by a promise, namely, “that it may go well with you and that you will live a long time on the earth.

     (4) Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but raise them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. (5) Slaves, obey your human masters with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart as to Christ, not like those who do their work only when someone is watching – as people-pleasers – but as slaves of Christ doing the will of God from the heart. Obey with enthusiasm, as though serving the Lord and not people, because you know that each person, whether slave or free, if he does something good, this will be rewarded by the Lord.”)

       These UNSELFISH attributes “God develops in Christians.” (Overcoming pride, supposed intellectual superiority, recognizing the demonic power of money and position; “come from gifted spiritual discernment.” Remember Jesus’ Words spoken no less than eight times, “he that overcomes to the end will be saved.”

       (Eph 6:9; “Masters, ’employers’ treat your slaves the same way, giving up the use of threats, because you know that both you and they have the same master in heaven, and there is no favoritism with Him.”) Even unbelievers respect fairness but unbelievers cannot conjure up believing IN Jesus faith. Unbelievers don’t comprehend the schemes of the devil. Believers IN are given to understand, “God is allowing Satan to be the god of this age prior to Jesus’ return.”

       (Eph 6:10-20; “Finally, be strengthened in the Lord and in the strength of His power. Clothe yourselves with the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. For this reason, take up the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand your ground on the evil day, and having done everything, to stand. (14) Stand firm therefore, by fastening the belt of truth around your waist, by putting on the breastplate of righteousness, by fitting your feet with the preparation that comes from the good news of peace, and in all of this, by taking up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. (17) And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. With every prayer and petition, pray at all times in the Spirit, and to this end be alert, with all perseverance and requests for all the Saints. (19) Pray for me also, that I may be given the message when I begin to speak – that I may confidently make known the mystery of the gospel, (20) for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may be able to speak boldly as I ought to speak.”)

       May we each understand the mystery of the gospel, ‘this good news’ and never be ashamed of being Jesus’ ambassadors..

     : Jesus and His angelic ambassadors, often manifesting themselves as men. As when visiting Abraham and Sarah in route to Sodom and Gomorra. On that occasion, the birth of Isaac was promised. Sarah laughed to think such a thing possible. When time to go to Sodom came, the Lord said; “Should I hide from Abraham what I am about to do? After all, Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all the nations on the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using his name. I have chosen him so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just. Then the Lord will give to Abraham what He promised him.”

      Abraham was chosen, before the foundation of this earth, There was purpose in Jesus’ choosing Abraham. (Through Abraham’s believing IN faith, his descendents, “including followers of Jesus in this age” keep the ways of God by doing what’s right and just in His view. In the millennial age, “Abraham and his descendents will be awarded all Jesus promised.)

      Today all followers of Jesus are Abraham’s spiritual descendents, “a chosen people, gifted by the same promise as heirs with Abraham. (Review Galatians 3:29) Followers of Jesus living by faith are now Abraham’s spiritual heirs.

      (Genesis 18:20-21; So the Lord said, “to Abraham” “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so blatant that I must go down and see if they are as wicked as the outcry suggests. If not, I want to know.”) Abraham’s nephew Lot was in that place. Abraham was concerned about Lot and others who might be God fearing. So Abraham proceeded to do a count down, asking the Lord whether Sodom could be spared if certain numbers of righteous people were there.

       (Gen 18:32-33; “Finally Abraham said, “May the Lord not be angry so that I may speak just once more. What if ten are found there?” The Lord replied, “I will not destroy it for the sake of the ten.” The Lord went on His way when He had finished speaking to Abraham.”) Study through the following chapter and consider Jesus’ Words through Jeremiah regarding this age. Remember, followers of Jesus are modern day Israelites, “identified as Jews in. “Jesus’ revelations to John.”

      (Jeremiah 23:1-4; “The Lord says, “The leaders of My people are sure to be judged. They were supposed to watch over My people like shepherds watch over their sheep. But they are causing My people to be destroyed and scattered. So the Lord God of Israel has this to say about the leaders who are ruling over His people: “You have caused My people to be dispersed and driven into exile. You have not taken care of them. So I will punish you for the evil that you have done. I, the Lord, affirm it! Then I Myself will re-gather those of My people who are still alive from all the countries where I have driven them. I will bring them back to their homeland. They will greatly increase in number. (4) I will install rulers over them who will care for them. Then they will no longer need to fear or be terrified. None of them will turn up missing. I, the Lord, promise it!”

      (23:5-6; “I, the Lord, promise that a new time will certainly come when I will raise up for them a righteous branch, a descendant of David, “Jesus.” He will rule over them with wisdom and understanding and will do what is just and right in the land. Under His rule Judah will enjoy safety and Israel will live in security. This is the name he will go by: ‘The Lord has provided us with justice.’) When God changed Jacob’s name to Israel, He was in fact saying, “I will fight for you.” The literal meaning of the word. “Israel” is, “God fights.”

      (Jeremiah 23:7-8; “So I, the Lord, say: ‘A new time will certainly come. People now affirm their oaths with “I swear as surely as the Lord lives who delivered the people of Israel out of Egypt.” But at that time they will affirm them with “I swear as surely as the Lord lives who delivered the descendants of the former nation of Israel from the land of the north and from all the other lands where He had banished them.” At that time they will live in their own land.’”)

       A supernatural delivery of God’s chosen is on the horizon. A punishment of many denominations and false teachers is surely coming.

      (Jeremiah 23:9-10; “Here is what the Lord says concerning the false prophets My heart and My mind are deeply disturbed. I tremble all over. I am like a drunk person, like a person who has had too much wine, because of the way the Lord and His holy Word are being mistreated. For the land is full of people unfaithful to Him. They live wicked lives and they misuse their power. So the land is dried up because it is under His curse. The pastures in the wilderness are withered.”

      (Jer 23:11-12; “Moreover, the Lord says, “Both the prophets and priests are godless. I have even found them doing evil in My temple! So the paths they follow will be dark and slippery. They will stumble and fall headlong. For I will bring disaster on them.

A day of reckoning is coming for them.”

.       (Jer 23:13; “The Lord says, “I saw the prophets of Samaria doing something that was disgusting. They prophesied in the name of the god Baal and led My people Israel astray.”) Take the time to research: “many professing Christians’ foundations “is Baal’s teaching.”

        When religious teachers condone pagan practices in the name of Jesus; “they are leading people down the broad road that leads to destruction.” May God have  mercy.

One God, one absolute truth, chapter 3

January 9th, 2018

(To 8,736 “in resident” churches and “people God is calling and make temples of His spirit.”) 1/9/18  God’s 10th month, Tevet 22, 5778 until sunset.

      Jesus acknowledged that He was the ‘Son of God’ the Light sent and suggested if we don’t  believe IN Him, believe because of His deeds.

      (John 3:19-21; “Now this is the basis for judging: that the Light has come into the world and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil deeds hates the Light and does not come to the Light, so that their deeds will not be exposed. (21) But the one who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that it may be plainly evident that his deeds have been done in God.”)

     Note that “practicing truth” is the evidence that a person’s deeds are done in God. When truth isn’t being practiced, “it’s evident that we hate the Light. To  believer IN is to, “give up what seems right to our inherited sin nature.” We must realize “God’s Way” is higher than our way. Disobedience amounts to “an evil deed from Jesus’ View.” Consider the fact that “Adam and Eve’s disobedient deed was evil” “thus rather than come to the Light when they heard the Lord in the garden, they hid.” Jesus was the Lord God and the Vine to be obeyed back then as He is today” Jesus explained and John recorded. “

       (John 15:1-8; “I am the True Vine and My Father is the gardener. He takes away every branch that does not bear fruit in Me. He prunes every branch that bears fruit so that it will bear more fruit. (3) You ‘believers’ are clean already because of the word that I have spoken to you. Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the Vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me. (Jesus never desired to be independent of His Father and we should never desire to be independent of Him.)

     (5-8; “I am the Vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me – and I in him – bears much fruit, because apart from me you can accomplish nothing. If anyone does not remain in Me, he is thrown out like a branch, and dries up; and such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and are burned up. (7) If you remain in Me and My Words remain in you, ask whatever you want, and it will be done for you. My Father is honored by this, that you bear much fruit and show that you are My disciples.”)

      If we are in Him and He in us, “we don’t want anything that isn’t within His will.

      Ultimately, “all evil is to be burned up.” Jesus explains that He submits to His Father and can do nothing, “except through Him.” Likewise as branches are nurtured by the tree trunk, “we can do nothing except through the Vine, “Jesus.” We should look to Jesus; when planning our deeds and initiatives according to His will: “especially spiritual matters.”

     John 5:19-23; So Jesus answered them, “I tell you the solemn truth, the Son can do nothing on His own initiative, but only what He sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise. (20) For the Father loves the Son and shows Him everything He does, and will show Him greater deeds than these, so that you will be amazed. (21) For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whomever He wishes. (2) Furthermore, the Father does not judge anyone, but has assigned all judgment to the Son, so that all people will honor the Son just as they honor the Father. The one who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.”)

      Likewise He opens our minds and gives understanding through His spirit, “the Holy Spirit.” The Holy Spirit was the helper giving understanding on Pentecost and is likened to the wind when received. Jesus explained. (John 3:7-8; “Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’ The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”) On that Pentecost, after Jesus’ ascension He sent the Holy Spirit, likened to the wind as it came to each one. Thus, with this knowledge, we conclude, Jesus is speaking of and John is intending to quote, “Holy Spirit” rather than call it “an advocate, helper, comforter, that one, or he” in the following text. (Net Bible translators go to great length in explaining why they chose Advocate rather than comforter in the following text.) When we allow scripture to interpret scripture, “we know John is speaking of the Holy Spirit as “that one guiding to all truth; that one He teaches through.” With this understanding “let’s consider: (John 16:12-16;.

      “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear ’understand’ them now. But when the Holy Spirit - “the Spirit of truth” comes, it will guide you into all truth. For the Holy Spirit ‘like Me’ will not speak on it’s own authority, but will speak whatever the it hears, and will tell, ’reveal’ to you what is to come. (14) The Holy Spirit will glorify Me, because it will receive from Me what is mine and will tell ’reveal’ it to you. Everything that the Father has is mine; that is why I said the Spirit will receive from Me what is mine and will tell ’reveal’ it to you. In a little while you will see Me no longer; again after a little while, you will see Me.”

      People listening to Jesus back then are like folks today “in that the many want to live according to what seems right to their own fleshly intellect.”  In Jesus’ day the people even made accusations; “saying they were more righteous than Jesus.”

     John 8:39 They answered Him, “Abraham is our father!” Jesus replied, “If you are Abraham’s children, you would be doing the deeds of Abraham. But now you are trying to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth I heard from God. Abraham did not do this! (41) You people are doing the deeds of your father. Then they said to Jesus, “We were not born as a result of immorality! We have only one Father, God Himself.” (42) Jesus replied, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I have come from God and am now here. I have not come on my own initiative, but He sent Me. Why don’t you understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot accept My teaching. You people are from your father the devil, and you want to do what your father desires.”)

      Regardless of the name people use for their god, “a person’s god is that which they obey.”

      (John 10:37-38;” If I do not perform the deeds of My Father, do not believe Me. But if I do them, even if you do not believe Me, believe the deeds, so that you may come to know and understand that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me.”)

       When we are gifted to understand Jesus’ deeds, we know Him as the One who, ”Re-created this earth, One being this earth’s and this universe’ sustainer, and it’s all “by the will of God the Father, we are Believers.”

      (John 14:10-14; “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you, I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father residing in Me performs His miraculous deeds. Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me, but if you do not believe Me, believe because of the miraculous deeds themselves. (12) I tell you the solemn truth, the person who believes in Me will perform the miraculous deeds that I am doing, and will perform greater deeds than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.”)

       To ask in Jesus’ name; “is to ask as an ambassador in Jesus’ nature.”

       We have the example of Jesus healing people through Peter as his shadow passed over folks. We look forward to the resurrection, when we are fully in Jesus’ nature and doing miracles according to His will. Even now we need to yield our thinking, “as Jesus.” Jesus explains through His apostle Paul

        (Philippians 2:3-11; “Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself. Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well.

      (5-7; “You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had, who though He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped, but emptied Himself by taking on the form of a slave, by looking like other men, and by sharing in human nature.

     (8-11; “He humbled Himself, by becoming obedient to the point of death – even . on a cross! As a result God exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow – in heaven and on earth and under the earth – and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.”)

       We have evidence of Jesus’ deeds through Moses when He was preparing the deliverance of Israel from Egypt through him. (Satan was allowed to do miracles through his servants too, but Jesus’ through Moses was always superior. That being said, Jesus warned us of demonic miracles in this latter age.) During Israel’s forty year desert wondering; “Jesus feed them and gave them water from a rock.” When in the flesh and with His apostles, “Jesus re-created aged wine from water, re-created bread and fish feeding thousands at least twice, walked on water, resurrected Lazarus to physical life, healed and gave sight to many and miraculously opened His apostles minds to understand the scriptures.” 

      Worldly religions doctrine is based on fleshly intellectual theory. (Some assume they have an apostle calling, “attempt to make themselves equal to Jesus’ twelve. And or, trust their own intellect.” Either is idolatry! These don’t seem to acknowledge that our Creator God is all knowing, never changing, is planning the beginning and ending. Thus Jesus’ apostle Paul could write the following.    

      (Eph 1:3-10; “Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. For He CHOSE us in Christ before the foundation of the world that we may be holy and unblemished in His sight in love. (5) He did this by PREDESTING us to adoption as His Sons through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure of His will – to the praise of the glory of His grace that He has freely bestowed on us in His dearly loved Son. (7) In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace that He lavished on us in all wisdom and insight. (9) He did this when He revealed to us the secret of His will, according to His good pleasure that He set forth in Christ, toward the administration of the fullness of the times, to head up all things in Christ – the things in heaven and the things on earth. In Christ we too have been claimed as God’s own possession, since we were predestined according to the ONE purpose of Him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of His will so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, would be to the praise of His glory. And when you heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation) – when you believed in Christ – you were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit, who is the down payment of our inheritance, until the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.”) AND with the Galatians, we Believers are gifted according to His purpose and will. We intend to share Paul re-enforcement, supporting these revealed truth to the Ephesians.

One Gospel, one absolute truth, chapter 2

January 6th, 2018

One God, one absolute truth, chapter 2

(To 8,643 “in resident” churches and “people God is calling to make temples of His spirit.”) 1/6/18  God’s 10th month, Tevet 19, 5778 until sunset.

      When left to ourselves the whole world’s populations turn to self serving pursuits. Scriptural history documents the downward spiral of individuals, clans and nations, left to themselves, “without God’s revelations and spiritual guidance.” Thus “like to the divide between Orthodox and Roman Catholics.” (Orthodox will celebrate their Christmas tomorrow, Jan 7.) Peace can’t be achieved until Jesus’ return, binds Satan and “changes people’s inherited nature to one likened to His own.” That is: “when people look to Creator Jesus for what’s right, wrong, good and evil.”

       Few realize that God is allowing Satan to be the god of this world for His ultimate purpose. As Satan was allow to deceive Adam and Eve; “God is allowing him to deceive all who choose to go the way that seem right to their inherited from Adam nature,” (Only when God reveals Himself and calls individuals out from this world’s system of things; “are we able to turn from what seem right, repent and look to God for what’s right, wrong, good and evil.”) (Prov 14:12-16; There is a way that seems right to a person,

but its end is the way that leads to death. Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief. The backslider will be paid back from his own ways, but a good, ’obedient’  person will be rewarded for his. (15) A naive person believes everything,

but the shrewd person discerns his steps. A wise person is cautious and turns from evil,

but a fool throws off restraint and is overconfident.”)

       After Moses and Joshua and before Saul and David, God supervised Israel through Judges. During Samuel’s rule his sons did not follow his ways. Instead, they made money dishonestly, accepted bribes, and perverted justice. The elders of Israel approached Samuel at Ramah. and said to him: “Look, you are old, and your sons don’t follow your ways. So now appoint over us a king to lead us, just like all the other nations have.”

        (1 Sam 8:7-9; “Their request displeased Samuel, for they said, “Give us a king to lead us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord. The Lord said to Samuel, “Do everything the people request of you. For it is not you that they have rejected, but it is Me that they have rejected as their king. (8) Just as they have done from the day that I brought them up from Egypt until this very day, they have rejected Me and have served other gods. This is what they are also doing to you. So now do as they say. But seriously warn them and make them aware of the policies of the king who will rule over them.”)

        Then and now; “people either serve and obey Creator God, or other gods. The whole world is serving other gods, but understand; “God has planned it all.” Before the planned drought making Jacob’s descendents go to Egypt for food: “all but Jacob’s descendents were looking to gods of their imagination.” “God was pre-planning their sanctification, as promised to Abraham’s heirs through Isaac’s son Jacob, “whose name He changed to Israel.” The Lord God, ’Jesus’ made perpetual promises to Abraham regarding his descendents, “including a future bondage, deliverance and their being set aside for a contractual agreement with Himself.” The agreement was to be obedient to God‘s Way and receive His blessings.

       As pre-planned according to promises to Abraham; the Lord God ’Jesus’ revealed Himself to Moses, called him to be Israel’s deliver through Himself. Delivered Israel from Egyptian bondage, called Moses’ brother “Aaron” and set aside the tribe of Levi ’Levites’ to serve as priest to the people. Everything commanded Israel was looking forward to the spiritual unfolding of gifted faith in The Son of God “Jesus’” deliverance from sin and people becoming literal Children and heir’s with Abraham and Jesus. Every “faithful to Jesus person becomes heir to Abraham’s promises. 

       It’s in our inherited nature to defend what we believe, thus people argue and debate almost everything. People even attempt to make passionate theory a science. (Theories such as global warming come from within the fleshly minds of people thinking highly of their personal intellect and having no spiritual knowledge of our Creator‘s control.) Consider: where all spiritual views come from?

      Jesus’ half brother in the flesh and spiritual brother, “James” answer this question from his gifted knowing faith in God.

       (James 4:1-3; “Where do the conflicts and where do the quarrels among you come from? Is it not from this, from your passions that battle inside you? You desire and you do not have; you murder and envy and you cannot obtain; you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask; you ask and do not receive because you ask wrongly, so you can spend it on your passions.”) Religious denominations are passionate about THEIR beliefs! (From within our inherited fleshly nature is the desire to be our own god.) That is, “fleshy speaking, we desire to decide for ourselves, what’s right, wrong, good and evil.” A concept when applied causes division and makes many individuals gods to themselves. DID NOT Jesus teach us that many would come, “saying He is the Christ and yet deceive many?” What do we need to be saying to denominational minds folks we encounter? “LET GOD be proven true and every person a liar!” Consider Paul’s words.

       (Romans 3:1-4; ““Therefore what advantage does the Jew have, or what is the value of circumcision? Actually, there are many advantages. First of all, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. 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.””) Satan causes many unbelievers to think themselves Believers IN.

      The scriptural definition of an UNBELIEVER is. “persons whom Jesus has not revealed Himself to, opened mind and gifted with repentance.) Such people think spiritual understanding can be obtained through their own intellect. Theory training! Such thinking make individuals gods to themselves! Paul explains.

       (2Tim 2:14; “Remind people of these things and solemnly charge them before the Lord not to wrangle over words. This is of no benefit; it just brings ruin on those who listen.”) Unbelievers harm naïve listeners! Pray that the many will listen when they are resurrected.

      (2Tim 2:15-19; “Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who does not need to be ashamed, teaching the message of truth accurately. But avoid profane chatter, because those occupied with it will stray further and further into ungodliness, and their message will spread its infection like gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are in this group. (18) They have strayed from the truth by saying that the resurrection has already occurred, and they are undermining some people’s faith. However, God’s solid foundation remains standing, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from evil.”) IS teaching personal spiritual theory evil? Yes.

       Many claim to have a Pauline theology, “thinking Paul  to be a rebel of God’s Way.” Claiming; “that through Paul, Jesus changed the Sabbath to the first day of the week and omitting Paul’s teaching about immortality being a gift.” (We explained first day giving in a previous study.)

       (2Cor 5:1-3; “For we, “followers of Jesus” know that if our earthly house, the tent we live in, is dismantled, we have a building from God, a house not built by human hands, that is eternal in the heavens. For in this earthly house we groan, because we desire to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed, after we have put on our heavenly house, we will not be found “spiritually” naked.”) We know from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, “chapter 15:” that Paul is speaking of being changed to spirit as Jesus is now. Mortal changed to immortal.

      (2Cor 5:4-5; “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.”) Individuals are born mortal, God’s gifted spirit is the gift of immortality.

       (2Cor 5:6-9; “Therefore we, “Christians” 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. (8) Thus we are full of courage and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. (9) So then whether we are alive or away, we make it our ambition to please Him.”) Where does such ambition come from? From the ONE who prepared us. (verse 5)

      (2Cor 5:10-11; “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. (11) Therefore, because we know the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade people, but we are well known to God, and I hope we are well known to your consciences too.”) Whether begotten of the holy spirit, “born again” or an unbeliever, ALL are to appear. (Perhaps each in their own order.)

      (1Cor 15:20-23; “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those, ’Believers’ who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead also came through a man. (22) For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. (23) But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who BELONG to Him.”) SO, what about those who aren’t called or REFUSE to believe IN Jesus:-in previous ages, this age, or the age to come? Jesus REVEALED the answer to John and to His followers.

       (Revelations 21:6-8; “He, “Jesus” 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. (7) The one who conquers “overcomes” will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My Son. 

      (8) But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.”) WHO makes us thirsty? WHO gives, “free of charge from the spring of the water of life?” Then believing IN faith is a gift! Allow Paul’s understanding to penetrate.

       (Rom 5:1-5; “Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by ‘His’ faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have also obtained access by ‘His’ faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of God’s glory. (3) Not only this, but we also rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance, character, and character, hope. (5) And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit given to us.”) No one can MAKE themselves righteous.! Our Creator “the Alpha and Omega” who knows the beginning and the end, knew each of us before the foundation of the world. MAY we digest this understanding given to Paul, “this understanding isn’t theory?”

One God, one absolute truth, chapter 1

January 4th, 2018

One God, one absolute truth, chapter 1

(To 8,620 “in resident” churches and “people God is calling to make temples of His spirit.”) Jan 4/18  God’s 10th month, Tevet 18, 5778 until sunset.

      To worship Jesus sincerely, in spirit and truth is to believe IN His total inspired word as transcribed through His prophets, apostles and the Son of God Himself  “Jesus.’ His undivided church is founded on His Word s as He revealed through His apostles.

      (Ephesians 2: 19-22’ “So then you, ‘Believers’ are no longer foreigners and non-citizens, but you are fellow citizens with the Saints and members of God’s household, (20) because you have been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the Cornerstone. In Him the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, (22) in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”)

       (A) To believe IN is to be gifted with “knowing faith” in our Creator’s inspired original words.

       (B) Jesus came to sacrifice Himself,” by the will of God the Father” remit sins and make “Believers IN Him” fellow citizens, “Saints and members of God’s Household. “

       © His Household, ’Church’ foundation is built on the Prophets, Apostles; with Himself the Corner stone.

       (D) In Jesus “the whole building is being joined together” growing into one Holy Temple.

       (E) Each “individual Believer” is being, “built to be a dwelling place of God’s Spirit.”    

       To believe in Jesus as He manifest Himself to be, is to “believe through knowing revealed faith” that: (“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven and on earth were created by Him all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through Him and for Him. He Himself is before all things and all things are held together ‘sustained’ in Him. He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that He Himself may become first in all things. For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in the Son and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross – through Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.” Colossians 1:15-20)  Need three witnesses? (John 1:1-5 and Heb 1:1-4)

       Worshiping images of any kind is an abomination to “Creator Jesus and God the father.” It was Re-Creator Jesus, who made this earth habitable again before Adam’s creation and again after the “Noah day flood “ It was Creator Jesus who made Adam in the image of Himself and God the Father. As the Lord God, “Jesus communed with and made perpetual promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” Making Jacob’s heirs; “heirs with Abraham, Isaac and Himself.” The same Lord God, “came as the Messiah” as He Himself prophesied through His prophets: called twelve apostles, “revealed God the Father through His deeds,” died a sacrificial death, was resurrected and ascended as He promised His apostles. He is going to return, “as king of kings and Lord of Lords.”

     Jesus revealed the following to Peter and Peter recorded for our understanding

    :(2 Peter 3:7; “But by the same Word the present heavens and earth have been reserved for fire, by being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.”) Our Creator is, “the God of Love.” His plan is that: “ultimately all unrepentant persons will be destroyed at the last day judgment.” God has a resurrection and redemption plan. Before that last day judgment, “unrepentant persons of His choosing, from all ages will see the glorious benefit of God’s Way” when deceiver ‘Satan’ is bound. (Many will turn from the ways that seemed right to themselves in their previous lives.) Seeing God’s Way in action, “many people will love Him for His holiness and righteousness.” People will be gifted to recognize truths.” See 1Kings 4:29-34)

       Consider Solomon’s insight.

       (Ecclesiastics 9:4-12; “But whoever is among the living has hope; a live dog is better than a dead lion. For the living know that they will die, but the dead do not know anything; they have no further reward – and even the memory of them disappears. What they loved, as well as what they hated and envied, perished long ago, and they no longer have a part in anything that happens on earth.

       Life is Brief, so Cherish its Joys. Go, eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, because God has already approved your works. Let your clothes always be white, and do not spare precious ointment on your head. Enjoy life with your beloved wife during all the days of your fleeting life that God has given you on earth during all your fleeting days; for that is your reward in life and in your burdensome work on earth.

       (10) Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might, because there is neither work nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom in the grave, the place where you will eventually go.

       (11) Again, I observed this on the earth: the race is not always won by the swiftest, the battle is not always won by the strongest; prosperity does not always belong to those who are the wisest, wealth does not always belong to those who are the most discerning, nor does success always come to those with the most knowledge - for time and chance may overcome them all.

      (12) Surely, no one knows his appointed time! Like fish that are caught in a deadly net, and like birds that are caught in a snare - just like them, all people are ensnared at an unfortunate time that falls upon them suddenly.”)

        God gifted Solomon with superior fleshly knowledge and understanding beyond others of his time. Wisdom that caused world leaders to come and consult him. Accidents do happen regardless of life styles and to blame our Creator God for things that may not go our way in this physical life is preposterous, “because God is allowing people to go the way that seems right to themselves.” However, God does protect and intervene for His chosen people, “according to His purposes and planning.” Which, ‘for the most part’ aren’t normally shared in detail. (However, God’s plans and promises for His Elect’s future are certain.) Followers of Jesus are heirs with Abraham and destined to be co-rulers with Jesus in His millennial kingdom. Our length of time and quality of life on this earth are God’s prerogative and unless He plans differently; “we do not have the promise of a tomorrow in our current physical bodies.” (Thus His Word teaches us to be ready for this life’s end, “by yielding to and seeking His Ways.”)

       Believing IN Jesus is to know and live His prescribed Way. People in this age that are led to believe IN Jesus are God’s Elect and will be in His First Resurrection.

     Jesus revealed to John and had him write as follows.

       (Revelations 20:4-6; ““Then I saw thrones and seated on them were those who had been given authority to judge. I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. These had not worshiped the beast or his image and had refused to receive his mark on their forehead or hand. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. (5) (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were finished.) This is the First Resurrection. (6) Blessed and holy is the one who takes part in the First Resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with Him for a thousand years.”)

       These WORDS from Jesus are not parables as were the parable given to the Pharisees about Lazarus and the rich man. (Jesus’ promises include a First Resurrection for this age’s Believers and “a Second Death to the ungodly” thus, “more than one Resurrection.!”

       Professing Christian denominations that teach an immortality at birth and an immediate; “after death judgment; a hell - heaven doctrine” must twist Jesus’ revelations to John to make them fit their preferred doctrines and Satan’s lie.” (THIS TOO crosses into the realm of, “cause and effect.” HOW SO? Jesus teaches that immortality is only gifted through Himself. (“Believing people are born immortal at birth is a hindrance to, “emotional maturity and leads to other false teachings.”)

       Revealed knowledge of God the Father and God the Son leads people to repentance. Believing IN, “leads to obedience, emotional and spiritual maturity, self control and practicing His righteous way of living.”

      Lawless teaching, practicing preferred beliefs: “is the way of confusion and death.” People individually choosing THEIR way of life, “rather than seeking God’s Way” has it’s CAUSE AND EFFECT. (Practicing ways that seem right, “is to miss out on God’s blessings.”) WHEN nations choose their own system of things and go the demonic way, they lose God’s blessings. God’s Word to people and nations is, “obey Me, My Way and be blessed.” Nations are now experiencing the cause and effect of their being disobedient to our Creator.

      By palming himself off as an angel of light, “Satan has divided the nations with his many erroneous ways.” (When nations attempt to control the conduct of their citizens with man made laws, “they feed people’s inherited lawless nature.” The effect? “Citizen patriotism and singleness of purpose is lost to demonic confusion.”

       Jesus inspired Moses’ prophesy regarding Israel and this world’s future.

      (Deuteronomy 31:28-29; “Gather to me all your tribal elders and officials so I can speak to them directly about these things and call the heavens and the earth to witness against them. For I know that after I die you will TOTALLY corrupt yourselves and turn away from the PATH I have commanded you to walk. Disaster will confront you in the days to come because you will act wickedly before the Lord, inciting Him to anger because of your actions.”)

       THIS IS where all nations are today! What can we expect? Unless God the Father shortens His planned time for this age’s end, we can expect much chaos. God is allowing Satan to have his way with the nations: “Satan inspires lawlessness and abominable to God practices.” One particular abomination is, “the abomination that causes desolation.” (study Daniel 12: and consider Matthew’s recording of Jesus’ Words.

      (“So when you see the abomination of desolation – spoken about by Daniel the prophet – standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), then those in Judea must flee to the mountains.” Matt 24:15-16)

      Some teach this prophesy was fulfilled by the action of Antiochus IV (or a representative) in 167 B.C. Others argue that this was realized in A.D. 70. But Jesus is indicating another fulfillment during the tribulation period, prophesied for the end of this age. (See Mark 13:14-24) Jesus revealed similar messages to each of the seven churches.

(Revelations 3:7-11; “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write the following:

“This is the solemn pronouncement of the Holy One, the True One, who holds the key of David, who opens doors no one can shut, and shuts doors no one can open: ‘I know your deeds. (Look! I have put in front of you an open door that no one can shut.) I know that you have little strength, but you have obeyed My Word and have not denied My name. Listen! I am going to make those people from the synagogue of Satan – who say they are Jews yet are not, but are lying – Look, I will make them come and bow down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. Because you have kept My admonition to endure steadfastly, I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is about to come on the whole world to test those who live on the earth. I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have so that no one can take away your crown.”) Compare Jesus’ Matthew 24:, His Revelations at chapter 3:7-11, and His prophesy through Daniel. Study Daniel’s chapter 12: it too is about the end of this age.

       (Daniel 12:1-4; ““At that time Michael, the great prince who watches over Your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress unlike any other from the nation’s beginning up to that time. But at that time Your own people, all those whose names are found written in the book, will escape. (2) Many of those who sleep in the dusty ground will awake – some to everlasting life, and others to shame and everlasting abhorrence. (3) But the wise will shine like the brightness of the heavenly expanse. And those bringing many to righteousness will be like the stars forever and ever.”” (4) “But you, Daniel, close up these words and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will dash about, and knowledge will increase.”) May we each ask for gifted knowledge and to be gifted with a mind like that of the Psalmist, “David.”

       (Psalms 119:33-40; “Teach me, O Lord, the lifestyle prescribed by your statutes, so that I might observe it continually. Give me understanding so that I might observe Your law, and keep it with all my heart. Guide me in the path of Your commands, for I delight to walk in it. Give me a desire for Your rules, rather than for wealth gained unjustly. Turn my eyes away from what is worthless! Revive me with Your word! Confirm to Your servant Your promise, which You made to the one who honors You. Take away the insults that I dread! Indeed, Your regulations are good. (40) Look, I long for Your precepts. Revive me with Your deliverance!”)

       May we understand that God gives understanding. May we understand that He gives the desire to know Him, “trust and believe IN Him.” His is not the way of time and chance, when led to believe IN. That effect is “our way becomes likened to His Way.” Do we NOT see the effect of Satan’s demonic ways on this world’s populations? Do we NOT observe the effect and know the cause?

Jesus’ Gospel Revealed to Prophets, Apostles and Believers, chapter 21 of 21

January 2nd, 2018

(To 8,584 in resident churches: people God is making temples of His spirit.) Jan 2/18,  God’s 10th month, Tevet 16, 5778 until sunset.

       Evolving professing Christianity has many roots in organized religion. Many divisions and wars are the result of people doing what seemed right to their inherited from Adam nature. The Apostate Jesus’ brother “Jude” saw unfolding, really began to mystify when governmental councils organized. Worldly learned individuals thought to tamper with God’s calendar, set exact dates for Jesus’ birth and resurrection.

      Major contributions include the See of Alexandria’s contribution: establishing so called early Christian theology and dogma are attested to by fact that the first three Ecumenical Councils in modern Christianities’ history; headed by Egyptian patriarchs.

     The Council if Nicaea (325) was presided over by a so called saint, “Saint Alexander, Patriarch of Alexandria” with a so called saint, “Hosius of Cordoba.” The most prominent figure was the future “Patriarch of Alexandria Athanasius” playing the major role in the formulation of the NICENE CREED recited in most so called Christian churches of different denominations. One of the council’s decisions was to entrust the “Patriarch of Alexandria” to calculate and announce the exact date of Jesus’ resurrection. Later (381 AD) the “Council of Constantinople” presided over by “Patriarch Timothy of Alexandria” while Council of Ephesus (431AD) was presided over by “Cyril of Alexandria.” So called Christianity kept evolving to appease various pagan cultures.

      In 451 AD, following the Council of Chalcedon, the Alexandria church was divided into two branches. People accepted the terms of the Council became known as Melkcites. Those not accepting were labeled Monophysites and later Jacobites after “Jacob Baradaeus.” A majority of Egyptians belonged to the Miaphysite branch, which led to their persecution by the Byzantines in Egypt.

     Today so called “Coptic Christians” are divided into two or more sects scattered throughout the Middle East, “Egypt and Sudan particularly.” These have their own so called Pope.

      The point of the above is that understanding spiritual matters is still a mystery to all, “Except those to whom God calls.” So called modern Christian rituals and divisions are authored by Satan, “the divisionary god of this age.” Jesus gave this understanding to His apostle Paul and gives it to each person called to be one of His Saints.

      (Colossians 1:25-29; “I ’Paul’ became a servant of the church according to the stewardship from God – given to me for you – in order to complete the word of God, (26) that is, the mystery that has been kept hidden from ages and generations, but has now been revealed to His Saints. God wanted to make known to them the glorious riches of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. We proclaim Him by instructing and teaching all people with all wisdom so that we may present every person mature in Christ. (29) Toward this goal I also labor, struggling according to His power that powerfully works in me.”)

       There is no wide division between Christ Like People. The mystery of God’s spirit living in us is that we are One with Him. 

     How can two individuals be one? The goal is to be One as God is One. God the Father and God the Son, “Jesus” are One in nature, spirit and purpose. At ONE with each other. God’s church too, “is at ONE with Jesus” as in being His bride. As in being married to. God’s church is His chosen people; “chosen to be heirs with faithful Abraham.” (The holy scriptures define God’s church as Jesus’ bride and as individuals gifted with the desire to be at ONE with Him.” It isn’t a building nor an organization of pompous men’s design.

       As we entertain these facts, lets also consider our inherited fleshly natures’ desires. What defines who people are? Would any human’s fleshly minded definition be accurate? Scriptural speaking, “what we believe defines us as Believers IN God or as unbelievers.” A Believer IN God is scripturally defined as “one in whom God reveals Himself  and imputes His spirit to.” As such Christians believe God as He manifest Himself to be in the holy scriptures. An unbeliever is one yielding to their own intellect: discerning from within themselves. Having confidence in their intellectual fleshly minds. Thus, a belief other than that coming from God’s revelations; is of one’s own imagination. Erroneous beliefs are from people’s making up imaginary gods to fit fleshly opinions. Thus the many religions.

      Likewise where do superstitions come from? Are there absolutes from God; regarding life style and practices? Should people not consider the origin of belief systems? Does what you believe matter? Do beliefs enslave or set us free? Are we people merely products of cultures, “depending on where and when we grow up?” Who has authority to say, “what’s right, wrong, good and evil?” How are societies effected by entertainment, advertisement and what’s taught? What shapes many toward being conservative and others big governmental dependency? Are people in bondage to culture divisions? What has politicians and advertisers learned about shaping people’s thinking? The bottom line: “people are either led by this world’s system of things or by God’s gifted spirit of a sound mind?”

       Do people’s natural love for one another lean in an animalistic manner? What’s the difference in animalistic and Godly love? Does animalistic concern for others only reach to, “me, mine and ours” or does our loving concern reach out to having compassion for this world’s condition? (Godly love is gifted with insight: “understand this world’s direction and the cause.” (Godly love despises demonic divisions and has compassion for people’s hurt because of it.) (The natural human love type is fleshly, “as inherited from Adam.” Godly love spiritually inherited though Jesus’ faith imputed to one’s mind. A loving concern reaching out to the world; “desiring that Jesus’ kingdom soon be established with His peace on earth.” Godly love is spiritually gifted from above!

      Regardless of national origin; “humanly speaking” people naturally choose to believe according to what has been disseminated to their minds through parental, cultural examples and this world’s evolving education systems. (The only exception is God’s intervention, God’s merciful calling, His revealing Himself and opening understandings.) (This gifted understanding reveals the result of our inherited sin nature, and gives a desire to turn from having lived the way that seemed right to our inherited from Adam nature.) (The result of people living the way that seems right to their inherited nature and loving only, “me, mine and ours” is all around us. It contributes to nations against nations, self righteous custom. practices, division, arguments, divorce and crime.)

      Remember our last study? These were the things Paul was fearful of finding in God’s church at Corinth when he returned.

      Who can admit: “people naturally and generally put trust “faith” in the entities of evolving cultures without examination.” Majorities; particularly students of so called higher education, “accept theory as fact.” It doesn’t seem to be in our nature to naturally question why; “cultural differences in people exist.” (These characteristics define this world’s populations and the origin of people’s beliefs.

       People should know, we are created beings, made in the image of our Creator and desire proof as to what His will is for our thinking and way of living. But that would be leaning toward worshiping our Creator rather than our own intellect. That would be making God‘s Way superior to what seems right to our fleshly inherited nature.

      Obstacles to that understanding include this world’s so called higher education system, that in fact teaches theory that says, “there are no truth, no absolutes and no one belief is superior to another.” But, there are absolutes!

      There’s a source for absolute truth! (A source teaching how we should think and live, that’s absolute! There’s also a demonic divisionary spirit in the world, “compelling folks to do according to what seems right to themselves individually.” That truth source is. “God’s holy scriptures as originally inscribed; they teach: “prove all things, hold fast to what is good.” The apostle Paul wrote this to the Thessalonians:

        (1Thess 5:15-22; “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.”)

       We should all be able to agree; “this thinking Paul describes does not come from within his fleshly nature, but from above.” Even human logic teaches that people throughout the world: “need a nature change in order to live as Paul suggested.” (But, our self serving disseminated education rejects Jesus’ apostles teachings.) People naturally want to, “pay back evil with more evil.”

       Doing and living for the good of all, “comes from Godly love.” Fleshly minds cannot deliver such thinking, “because in the flesh we are self serving.” Jesus’ apostle Paul shares.

      (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 “Jesus’” 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. (12) 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. (17) 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 Christ Jesus to believe. Common sense teaches us that there is only one Christ Jesus, but ever since the days of the apostle Paul, unbelievers have been teaching a Jesus of their particular imagination and naïve folks believe without questioning and proving.. Paul taught the Corinthians and 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.”)

      From within people’s fleshly nature, “they teach a Jesus other than the One His apostles proclaimed.” As He manifest Himself to be in the holy scriptures. Our naïve fleshly nature prefers looking to a teacher’s credentials rather than their message and prayerfully searching the scriptures to prove all things. Jesus told us in advance: “watch out.”

       (Mark 13:5-6; “Jesus began to say to them, “Watch out that no one misleads you. Many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and they will mislead many.”) It’s the many that are misleading the nations, religions and individuals.

Jesus’ Gospel Revealed to Prophets, Apostles and Believers, chapter 20 of 20

December 31st, 2017

(To 8,561 in resident churches: people God is making temples of His spirit.) 12/31/17,  God’s 10th month, Tevet 14, 5778 until sunset.

   : Heavenly Father: thank You for revealing Yourself through Your Son Jesus and Your inspired printed Word. May many be led to seek Your Way, is our prayer in Jesus’ holy name. AMEN.

      Idolatry takes on many forms. Whether the simplicity of image worship, scientific advancement or demonically twisting God’s Word. Long ago Jacob’s father in law “Laban” used figurine gods for worship. In this so called enlightened age, people still use and care for their figurines gods in worshipful fashion. Some wear images around their neck and carry then in their pocket. There’s a different figurine god “people pray to” for almost anything a person could wish or hope for. Others carefully take care of various seasonal decorative figurines that depict pagan seasons. In the book of Genesis, we have the account of Jacob’s favorite wife, “Rachel” stealing her daddy’s gods. When Jacob left Laban with all his belongings: Laban was mad about the situation, “but Jacob’s God warned Laban to be careful, “how he spoke to Jacob.” When Laban caught Jacob, he questioned him about his sudden departure, them accused him of taking his gods. (Gen 31:34-35; “Now Rachel had taken the idols and put them inside her camel’s saddle and sat on them.) Laban searched the whole tent, but did not find them. Rachel said to her father, “Don’t be angry, my lord. I cannot stand up in your presence because I am having my period.” Laban searched thoroughly, but did not find the idols.”) Whether planet, sun, denominational or figurine worship: “it’s idolatry “ When people advertise healing services, attempt to conjure up or duplicate the Pentecost miracle and teach a changing Jesus, differing His manifesting of Himself to be” it’s idolatry. 

     If Jesus did miraculous healings through Paul or any of Paul’s associates in Corinth, it isn’t recorded. It’s not in the nature of spirit led Christians to boast about anything; except gifted knowledge of God the Father and God the Son’s message. After Jesus’ 72 disciples returned from their mission and boasted of their power through His name; Jesus told them, (1) “rejoice that their names were written in heaven” and that you, (2) know Me and the Father “by revelation.”

       (Luke 10:17-20; “Then the seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in Your name!” So 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. (20) Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names stand written in heaven.”

       (10:21-22; “On that same occasion Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I praise You Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because , (2) You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will. All things have been given to Me by My Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son decides to reveal Him.” (No amount of education helps people understand spiritual matter.)

        Rejoice when we understand these revealed truths. Worldly religions are prone to be prideful of membership, growth percentages, property holding and ability to influence. In Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’s day people began mixing paganism with the Lord God’s Word. Later evolving traditions and teaching an imaginary Jesus to gain pagan membership became the norm. This was and is the fulfillment of Jesus’ words, “many will come in My name, saying I am the Christ and deceive many.” Thus, Paul’s words at verses 3-4 of chapter eleven. (“But I am afraid that just as the serpent deceived Eve by his treachery, your minds may be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 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!”) AND (11:13-15,  “For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. (14) And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. (15) Therefore it is not surprising his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions.”)

       In Paul’s day, people with credentials from educational institutions were claiming to be apostles, boasting of their credentials and deceiving the many naïve people. In every age people that want to be thought of as being good, are prone to be religious and flock to this type deceivers. Most never study or read Jesus’ profound Words preserved for our learning.

       (2 Cor 11:16-33; “I “Paul” say again, let no one think that I am a fool. But if you do, then at least accept me as a fool, so that I too may boast a little. What I am saying with this boastful confidence I do not say the way the Lord would. Instead it is, as it were, foolishness. Since many are boasting according to human standards, I too will boast. For since you are so wise, you put up with fools gladly. (20) For you put up with someone making slaves of you, if someone exploits you, if someone takes advantage of you, if someone behaves arrogantly toward you, if someone strikes you in the face. (To my disgrace I must say that we were too weak for that!) But whatever anyone else dares to boast about (I am speaking foolishly), I also dare to boast about the same thing. (22) Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I. (23) Are they servants of Christ? (I am talking like I am out of my mind!) I am even more so: with much greater labors, with far more imprisonments, with more severe beatings, facing death many times. Five times I received from the Jews forty lashes less one. Three times I was beaten with a rod. Once I received a stoning. Three times I suffered shipwreck. A night and a day I spent adrift in the open sea. (26) I have been on journeys many times, in dangers from rivers, in dangers from robbers, in dangers from my own countrymen, in dangers from Gentiles, in dangers in the city, in dangers in the wilderness, in dangers at sea, in dangers from false brothers, in hard work and toil, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, many times without food, in cold and without enough clothing. (28) Apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxious concern for all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not burn with indignation? (30) If I must boast, I will boast about the things that show my weakness. The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is blessed forever, knows I am not lying. In Damascus, the governor under King Aretas was guarding the city of Damascus in order to arrest me, (33) but I was let down in a rope-basket through a window in the city wall, and escaped his hands.”) Read this historical account at Acts of the Apostles, 9th chapter.

      (2 Corinthians 12:1-10; “It is necessary to go on boasting. Though it is not profitable, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. (2) I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago (whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, (God knows) was caught up to the third heaven. (3) And I know that this man (whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, (God knows) (4) was caught up into paradise and heard things too sacred to be put into words, things that a person is not permitted to speak. (5) On behalf of such an individual I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except about my weaknesses. (6) For even if I wish to boast, I will not be a fool, for I would be telling the truth, but I refrain from this so that no one may regard me beyond what he sees in me or what he hears from me, (7) even because of the extraordinary character of the revelations. Therefore, so that I would not become arrogant, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to trouble me – so that I would not become arrogant. (8) I asked the Lord three times about this, that it would depart from me. (9) But He said to me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” So then, I will boast most gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may reside in me. (10) Therefore I am content with weaknesses, with insults, with troubles, with persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ, for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.”)

      Some of Paul’s gifted understandings were about how the temple services, “as given to Moses and Aaron” related to “foreshadowing of” God’s planning. Study the book of Hebrews while asking for discernment.

      THIRD HEAVEN? There’s a heavenly throne out there. STUDY Revelations 4: Much of what’s revealed to John by Jesus in the book of Revelations may have been revealed to Paul. SUCH knowledge and understanding could well make a fleshly human arrogant, but Paul understood the Lord’s meaning in saying; “My grace is enough for you.” God taught Paul to be totally dependent on Him. Paul will be in the first resurrection and we Believers IN look forward to meeting him, “in whom God made great in His View.”

      (2 Cor 12:11-12; “I have become a fool. You yourselves forced me to do it, for I should have been commended by you. For I lack nothing in comparison to those “super apostles,” even though I am nothing. (12) Indeed, the signs of an apostle were performed among you with great perseverance by signs and wonders and powerful deeds.”)

       JESUS gave His apostles powers through Himself. (See Acts 28: Luke’s account of the miracles Jesus did through Paul on the island of Malta while in route to Rome.)

      (2 Cor 12:13-21; “For how were you treated worse than the other churches, except that I myself was not a burden to you? Forgive me this injustice! Look, for the third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you, because I do not want your possessions, but you. For children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children. (15) Now I will most gladly spend and be spent for your lives! If I love you more, am I to be loved less? But be that as it may, I have not burdened you. Yet because I was a crafty person, I took you in by deceit! I have not taken advantage of you through anyone I have sent to you, have I? (18) I urged Titus to visit you and I sent our brother along with him. Titus did not take advantage of you, did he? Did we not conduct ourselves in the same spirit? Did we not behave in the same way? Have you been thinking all this time that we have been defending ourselves to you? We are speaking in Christ before God, and everything we do, dear friends, is to build you up. (20) For I am afraid that somehow when I come I will not find you what I wish, and you will find me not what you wish. I am afraid that somehow there may be quarreling, jealousy, intense anger, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder. (21) I am afraid that when I come again, my God may humiliate me before you, and I will grieve for many of those who previously sinned and have not repented of the impurity, sexual immorality, and licentiousness that they have practiced.”)

      At one point Paul is boastful of the Corinthians, telling the church at Macedonia of their overcoming and complementing them on their freewill offerings for the church at Jerusalem. Now; Paul is afraid that many have gone backward spiritually. This is what can happens in God’s churches, “if and when unbelievers are allowed to gain leadership positions.” See Revelations 2: “Jesus’ admonition to the seven churches.”

      (2 Cor 13:1-10; “This is the third time I am coming to visit you. By the testimony of two or three witnesses every matter will be established. I said before when I was present the second time and now, though absent, I say again to those who sinned previously and to all the rest, that if I come again, I will not spare anyone, since you are demanding proof that Christ is speaking through me. He is not weak toward you but is powerful among you. (4) For indeed HE “Jesus” was crucified by reason of weakness, but He lives because of God’s power. For we also are weak in Him, but we will live together with Him, because of God’s power toward you. (5) Put yourselves to the test to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize regarding yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you – unless, indeed, you fail the test! (6) And I hope that you will realize that we have not failed the test! Now we pray to God that you may not do anything wrong, not so that we may appear to have passed the test, but so that you may do what is right even if we may appear to have failed the test. (8) For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the sake of the truth. For we rejoice whenever we are weak, but you are strong. And we pray for this: that you may become fully qualified. (10) Because of this I am writing these things while absent, so that when I arrive I may not have to deal harshly with you by using my authority – the Lord gave it to me for building up, not for tearing down!”)

       Jesus was weak purposely in the flesh, but powerful in spirit. Jesus allowed His own crucifixion. As He was being arrested Jesus said to Peter; (“Put your sword back in its place! For all who take hold of the sword will die by the sword. Or do you think that I cannot call on My Father, and that He would send Me more than twelve legions of angels right now? How then would the scriptures that say it must happen this way be fulfilled?” Matt 26:52-54) It takes strength to turn the other cheek. Paul exercised weakness rather than to arrogantly lord over people.

      (2 Cor 13:11-13; “Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice, set things right, be encouraged, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the Saints greet you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”) The gospel about Jesus was proclaimed through Abraham, Moses, David, all His prophets and His apostles. His messages, promises and planning for the future are foreshadowed through His holy Sabbaths and sure. His is the only way of life. Through Jesus is the only way to immortality.

Jesus’ Gospel Revealed to Prophets, Apostles and Believers, chapter 19

December 28th, 2017

(To 8,494 in resident churches: people God is making temples of His spirit.) 12/28/17,  God’s 10th month, Tevet 11, 5778 until sunset.

    According to John 15{18-27;  If the messenger, message and life style practices are popular in communities: “they aren’t representative of Jesus’ Truth.” Messengers and messages condoning various life styles practices and doctrines, demonstrate they’re from a fictional Jesus; “not the real Jesus.”

      (John 15:18-27; “If the world hates you, be aware that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you do not belong to the world, but I chose you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you. Remember what I told you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they obeyed My word, they will obey yours too. (21) But they will do all these things to you on account of My name, because they do not know the One who sent Me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. But they no longer have any excuse for their sin. The one who hates me hates My Father too. (24) If I had not performed among them the miraculous deeds that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have seen the deeds and have hated both Me and My Father. (25) Now this happened to fulfill the word that is written in their law, ‘They hated me without reason.” When the Advocate comes, whom I will send you from the Father – the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father – it will testify about Me, (27) and you also will testify, because you have been with Me from the beginning.”)

       Advocate, “Helper” or “Counselor”; Greek “Paraclete, “suggest a helper rank with God the Father and God the Son.” “The Holy Spirit.” The Holy Spirit testifies about Jesus! (Net Bible Translators, attempting to clarify, take a different stance. They admit, “finding an exact English word is difficult “ that “no single English word has exactly the same range of meaning as the Greek word most translate “Comforter” used by the older English versions, “as Wycliffe.” In Today’s English “comforter” suggests a quilt or sympathetic mourner at a funeral. “Counselor” is adequate too, but they believe it too broad, in contexts as would be “marriage counselor” or “camp counselor.” “Helper or Assistant” could also be used, but believing a subordinate rank isn‘t adequate.. “Advocate,” is chosen by Net Bible translators, having more forensic overtones than the Greek suggest. In today’s English “advocate” is someone who “advocates” or supports a position or viewpoint and since this is what the Greek word “Paraclete” does for preaching the word, :advocate is selected in spite of drawbacks.”) We suggest, “Holy Spirit” is a better rendering than either of the above, “because when imputed to the mind it makes Believers IN. at one with God the Father and God the Son.” What better comfort, helper or advocate than that? The Holy Spirit, “ an advocate” wasn’t gifted on Pentecost.

       When people teaches for salary, parishioners must be pleased. Called by God people recognize truth is miraculously gifted through the imputation of God‘s spirit, and “are mindful that formal education can be a liability.” For the most part salaried - seminary trained teachers must support their denominational doctrine and the system of things condoned. (For example; “to speak out against the spiritual effects of overly indulging in popular sport’s could be detrimental to their vocation.”) Satan couldn’t be the god of this age if his deceptions weren’t loved by this world. Unbelievers are captivated by Satan’s many worldly system of things, “but not for much longer.” God’s Sabbaths foreshadows His coming “millennial Sabbath.”

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

       This earth is to be filled with the knowledge of God. Jesus set the stage for this understanding when He gave His parable about a wedding feast. (Restudy Matthew 22:13-14).Understanding this parable’s truth should give us knowledge about how to pray for the world at large.

      Since Adam people attempt to fit God into their fleshly way of thinking, inventing gods, setting aside times for them and inventing customs to honor their imaginary gods. The fertility god comes to mind; “remember it was Gregory that instituted the egg for Easter.” Because Satan and his followers manifest themselves as angels of light; “people are demonically led to ignore God’s Word, that characterizes God the Father and God the Son,” We looked at Isaiah 43: in a previous study, “that prophecy characterizes our Creator, as does Colossians 1:15-20, John 1:1-5 and Heb 1: In these scriptural text; “God characterizes Himself and His love for people made in His image” giving His righteous laws for our good.

       When our Creator God, “Lord and Savior Jesus” rested on the seventh day, He looked back at His creation, reflected and thought it good. He commanded His people to look back and forward, “reflect on  creation and rest.” Jesus’ followers are spirit led to reflect on and consider why we’re made in God’s image? Others don’t, “of their own accord” in part because they don’t believe IN God, as Creator. The world, ’influenced by Satan’ has distorted God’s Word regarding His creation, re-creation, sustaining and deliverance preplanning. (Distorted God’s prophetic Words through His prophets, about how and why the Son of God sacrificed Himself, “shed His blood for the remission of sins” so people, through Him could inherit eternal life.”) Demonstrating and proving Jesus’ love for His people was each apostle’s and is each Believer’s ambassadorial mission.

       (2 Cor 11:1-2; “I wish that you would be patient with me in a little foolishness, but indeed you are being patient with me! For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy, because I promised you in marriage to one husband, “Jesus” to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.”) Fleshly jealousy is self serving; godly jealousy is from within the gifted desire to build up. (A Believer IN - Christian’s life is as being married to Jesus and living as one with Him.) Believers IN are as, “one flesh and one mind with Jesus, as He intended Husband and wives marriages to be.”

      (2 Cor 11:3-4; “But I am afraid that just as the serpent deceived Eve by his treachery, your minds may be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 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!”)

      Professing Christian denominations would all say “there is one Jesus while teaching differing perception.” Different perception makes for a different Jesus! NOT ONLY is it possible to believe lies, but it’s possible to be yielded to a harmful spirit and thus another Jesus! (There are many, “other Jesus’ in people’s understandings.) Jesus characterized Himself as the Son of God the Father. Though a Son, Jesus looked to God the Father, “careful not to even think of usurping His authority.” (See Philippians 2:3) Jesus inspired John and Paul to characterize Himself as Creator, Sustainer and the One in whom all things consist. (We repeat; “study John 1:1-5 & Colossians 1:15-20)

      (2Cor 11:5-15; “For I consider myself not at all inferior to those “super-apostles.” And even if I am unskilled in speaking, yet I am certainly not so in knowledge. Indeed, we have made this plain to you in everything in every way. (7) Or did I commit a sin by humbling myself so that you could be exalted, because I proclaimed the gospel of God to you free of charge? (8) I robbed other churches by receiving support from them so that I could serve you! When I was with you and was in need, I was not a burden to anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia fully supplied my needs. I kept myself from being a burden to you in any way, and will continue to do so. (10) As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be stopped in the regions of Achaia. (11) Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do! And what I am doing I will continue to do, so that I may eliminate any opportunity for those who want a CHANCE to be regarded as our equals in the things they boast about. (13) For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. (14) And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. (15) Therefore it is not surprising his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions.”)

      When we understand God’s truth it’s incumbent on us to proclaim it, “unashamed and boldly.” It’s sinful to do otherwise! God knows our hearts and knows a deceiver’s tool is, “clever speech and the promotion of fleshly works” Many use charities that promote this world’s system of things, not build up honor to God.” If they do not teach this message it’s because there’s no light in them. (Many even proclaim, “the dead are looking down.”

       (Isaiah 8:19-22; “They, ’unbelievers’ will say to you, “Seek oracles at the pits used to conjure up underworld spirits, from the magicians who chirp and mutter incantations. Should people not seek oracles from their gods, by asking the dead about the destiny of the living?” (20) Then you must recall the Lord’s instructions and the prophetic testimony of what would happen. Certainly they say such things because their minds are spiritually darkened. (21) They, ’unbelievers’ will pass through the land destitute and starving. Their hunger will make them angry, and they will curse their king and their God as they look upward. When one looks out over the land, he sees distress and darkness, gloom and anxiety, darkness and people forced from the land.”

       (Isa 8:23-9:2; The gloom will be dispelled for those who were anxious. In earlier times He humiliated the land of Zebulun, and the land of Naphtali; but now He brings honor to the way of the sea, the region beyond the Jordan, and Galilee of the nations. (9:1-2) The people walking in darkness see a bright light; light shines on those who live in a land of deep darkness.

      (Isa 9:3-5; You, ’Jesus’ have enlarged the nation; You give them great joy. They rejoice in Your presence as harvesters rejoice; as warriors celebrate when they divide up the plunder. For their, ’unbeliever’s’ oppressive yoke and the club that strikes their shoulders, the cudgel the oppressor uses on them, You have shattered, as in the day of Midian’s defeat. Indeed every boot that marches and shakes the earth and every garment dragged through blood is used as fuel for the fire.

      (Isaiah 9:6-7; For a child has been born to us, a Son has been given to us. He shoulders responsibility and is called: Extraordinary Strategist, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

      “His dominion will be vast and he will bring immeasurable prosperity. He will rule on David’s throne and over David’s kingdom, establishing it and strengthening it

by promoting justice and fairness, from this time forward and forevermore. The Lord’s intense devotion to His people will accomplish this.”) This are what God’s Sabbaths foreshadow!