Grace, mercy and love, chapter 13

5/29/17, God’s 3rd month, Sivan 3, 5777 until sunset today. To 4,488 in resident churches and individuals “called to follow Jesus.”

     People may choose to the degree their fleshly inherited from Adam nature allows. Let’s evaluate that statement. A biblical truth is, “deceived people don’t know they are! until God calls and miraculously opens their mind.” So we should ask; does the deceived Moslem, Hindu or Evangelical know they are? The answer is no! (Most religious people including atheist “which is a religion whether they think it or not” are in their particular self righteous comfort zone.) So loving their “intellectual to themselves” religious notch, that they can’t be persuaded otherwise. Many would even die for their belief. (However sane people who aren’t overly brainwashed “demon processed “ are able to evaluate their circumstance and choose different paths. Among the Evangelical persuasions most people choose their parent’s church, but each persuasion welcomes most any one that’s willing to assimilate.  

     If you subscribe to Evangelical values; who would you rather have as your neighbor? Certainly not someone that hates you because of your way of life. If you subscribe to Muslimism and believe in its values “perhaps Shania law” would you assimilate with Catholics or Hindus? Perhaps intermarry? Naturally the answer is no to both.

    People need to accept a fact; people believing IN particular values are staunch to those values. People need to consider the difference between “believing IN something, opposed to believing that.” (Believers that can assimilate, believers IN can’t.) Thus it’s very difficult to convert a “believing IN” Moslem to Evangelical persuasions. Perhaps more likely to convert a “believing that” Moslem to another persuasion. Likewise with Hindu, Evangelicals and others. We do hear of such conversions from time to time.

     Jesus inspired His apostles teaching regarding His followers. God’s holy scriptures teach “Christians not be unequally yoked.” Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to explain.

       (2Corinthians 6:14-18; “Do not become partners ’unequally yoked or mismatched’ with those who do not believe, for what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship does light have with darkness? And what agreement does Christ have with Beliar - Satan? Or what does a believer share in common with an unbeliever? And what mutual agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we ‘followers of Jesus’ are the temple of the living God, just as God said, “I will live in them and will walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be My people.” (17) Therefore “come out from their midst, and be separate,” says the Lord, “and touch no unclean thing, and I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters,” says the All-Powerful Lord.”)

     Now, Satan has inspired many counterfeits; whole nations attempting to be godly. Most western nations attempt to be prideful and boast of being a melting pot of ideas and cultures, not mindful that a divided nation can’t stand. Evangelical “believers that” have assimilated, many in Catholic persuasions have married Protestants etc. But “believers IN”  particular persuasions find it difficult to assimilate.

       As was revealed in the previous chapter, studying Romans 8:, God does the calling of Jesus‘ followers, He does the choosing and it’s He that puts people in His church - family.

      It’s a mystery to the world at large, that spiritual discernment is gifted

to converted to God’s Way people, it was revealed to Paul and he wrote.

     (1Cor 2:6-16; “Now we do speak wisdom among the mature, but not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are perishing. Instead we speak the wisdom of God, hidden in a mystery, that God determined before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood it. If they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. (9) But just as it is written, “Things that no eye has seen, or ear heard, or mind imagined, are the things God has prepared for those who love Him.” God has revealed these to us by the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.  For who among men knows the things of a man except the man’s spirit within him? So too, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we ‘followers of Jesus’ have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things that are freely given to us by God. (13) And we speak about these things, not with words taught us by human wisdom, but with those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people. The unbeliever does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him. And he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. The one who is spiritual discerns all things, yet he himself is understood by no one. (16) For who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to advise Him? But we have the mind of Christ.”)

      Believers IN Jesus even love their enemies, but can’t assimilate with the worldly. Neither can the deceived “believing IN” Moslem, Hindu, atheist or others.

  Jesus also taught us through His apostles; we should know Satan

is on the prowl, deceiving the whole world as he did Eve.

      (2Cor 11:3-7; “But I, ’Paul’ 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! For I, ’Paul’ consider myself not at all inferior to those “super-apostles.” (6) 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. 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?)

     Consider; how many Jesus’ are taught among Evangelicals? One perceives Jesus one way and others another. How many doctrines are taught among Evangelicals? How many Jesus’ and doctrines are taught among Catholics? How many doctrines are taught among Moslem’s and Hindu’s? How many truths are there? How many spirits are out there, deceiving the world? But the many are divisionary denominationalist! Many individuals think themselves so intellectual that they don’t need spiritual revelations in order to know God. (Wrong!)

  Gifted revealed faith, Abraham‘s example.

     (Galatians 3:1-14; “You1 foolish Galatians! Who has cast a spell on you? Before your eyes Jesus Christ was vividly portrayed as crucified! The only thing I want to learn from you is this: Did you receive the Spirit by doing the works of the law or by believing what you heard?”

    The mystery of God’s energizing Holy Spirit imputed to the mind is; “salvation can’t be earned, conjured up or learned.” The Holy Spirit is gifted to God’s predestined called out people who “believed IN” when they heard - understood- God’s Truth Message.
     (Gal 3:3-14; “Are you so foolish? Although you began with the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by human effort? Have you suffered so many things for nothing? – if indeed it was for nothing. Does God then give you the Spirit and work miracles among you by your doing the works of the law or by your believing what you heard? (6) Just as Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness, so then, understand that those who believe are the sons of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, proclaimed the gospel to Abraham ahead of time, saying, “All the nations will be blessed in you.” So then those who believe ’IN’ are blessed along with Abraham the Believer. For all who rely on doing the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not keep on doing everything written in the book of the law.” Now it is clear no one is justified before God by the law, because the righteous one will live by faith. But the law is not based on faith, but the one who does the works of the law will live by them. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us (because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”) (14) in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham would come to the Gentiles, so that we could receive the promise of the Spirit by faith.”) As always study the whole. Paul caps off this third chapter, writing.

    (Gal 3:29; And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”) and to Timothy he wrote.

     (1Tim 3:16; And we ‘apostles’ all agree, our religion contains amazing revelations:

He ‘Jesus’ was revealed in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among Gentiles, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.”

     Believing IN God as He manifest Himself to be in the Holy Scriptures is the Christian’s religion - our belief- God’s religion revealed through God the Son, ‘Jesus

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