God’s Master Plan, chapter 5

   6/27/17, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 2, 5777 until sunset today. To 4,570 in resident churches and individuals “God has made temples of His spirit,“

     Continuing from last study; Jesus reveled through Paul that He will return and deliver Israel back to their pasture; “save all Israel by taking away their sins.” God is going to take away Israel’s sins because of His promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

     (Romans 11:28-32; “In regard to the gospel they, ‘Israelites’ are enemies for your sake, but in regard to Election they are dearly loved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable. (30) Just as you, ‘gentiles’ were formerly disobedient to God, but have now received mercy due to their disobedience, so they too have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. For God has consigned all people to disobedience so that He may show mercy to them all.”) All people have inherited a nature likened to Adams and Cain’s at birth: a nature that only God can change to one likened to Jesus’.  

    (Rom 11:33- “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how fathomless His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor? Or who has first given to God,

that God needs to repay him?  For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To him be glory forever.”) No one can successfully approach God to offer Him a service, a covenant that He would need to honor. “The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.” God is going to show mercy to all 

   Jesus had His apostle Paul teach that salvation is by promise.

     (Gal 3:15-19; “Brothers and sisters, I offer an example from everyday life: When a covenant has been ratified, even though it is only a human contract, no one can set it aside or add anything to it. Now the promises ‘to save through Jesus’ were spoken to Abraham and to his descendant. Scripture does not say, “and to the descendants,” referring to many, but “and to your descendant,” referring to one, who is Christ. (17) What I am saying is this: The law that came four hundred thirty years later does not cancel a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to invalidate the promise. For if the inheritance is based on the law, it is no longer based on the promise, but God graciously gave it ‘the inheritance’ to Abraham through the promise.”

    Remember: “For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast. For we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.” Ephesians 2:8-10)

      Fleshly minded people “people inheriting Adam’s nature” demonstrated their need for the law. 

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

     (Gal 3:23-29; “Now before ‘Jesus’’ faith came we were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners until the coming ‘Jesus’’ faith” would be revealed. Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous by faith. (25) But now that ‘Jesus’’ faith has come, ‘been revealed’ we, ’who are gifted with Jesus’ faith’ are no longer under a guardian. (WHY?) For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. For all of you who were baptized ’immersed’ into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female – for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. (29) And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”) (Christians are a set aside ‘sanctified’ people, by promise and known from the foundation of the world.)

 Jesus, Priest of a Better Covenant

     (Hebrews 8:1-5; “Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We have such a High Priest, One who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister in the sanctuary and the true tabernacle that the Lord, not man, set up. For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. So this One too had to have something to offer. Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are already priests who offer3 the gifts prescribed by the law. (5) The place where they serve is a sketch and shadow of the heavenly sanctuary, just as Moses was warned by God as he was about to complete the tabernacle. For He says, “See that you make everything according to the design shown to you on the mountain.”

      (Heb 8:6-9; “But now Jesus has obtained a superior ministry, since the covenant that He mediates is also better and is enacted on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, no one would have looked for a second one. But showing its fault, God says to them, “Look, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will complete a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.It will not be like the covenant that I made with their fathers, on the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not continue in My covenant and I had no regard for them, says the Lord.”)

  A nature change for Believers.

      (Heb 8:10; “For this is the covenant that I will establish with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord. I will put My laws in their minds and I will inscribe them on their hearts. And I will be their God and they will be My people.”)

     The mystery only the called are able to grasp. Fleshly minded think ’methodology.” They think; “surely there is a way in which we can surrender and covenant with God.” When they say, “just believe” it’s believe that, not “believe IN.” To believe IN is a supernatural calling to turn from the formally lived life to one like Jesus’. 

     (Heb 8:11-13; “And there will be no need at all for each one to teach his countryman or each one to teach his brother saying, Know the Lord, since they will all know Me, from the least to the greatest.For I will be merciful toward their evil deeds, and their sins I will remember no longer.” When He speaks of a New Covenant, He makes the first obsolete. Now what is growing obsolete and aging is about to disappear.”) God’s New Covenant with His called out people is rehearsed more in chapters 9 and 10:.

  Physical - fleshly logic.

     There is human physical logic “understanding” and there is spiritual God gifted understanding! We are first introduced to the two in Genesis with Cain and Abel. When we assume, we are willingly ignorant. Why would people be willingly ignorant? Could it be the inherited nature that wants to go the way that seems right?) The nature that desires worshiping, one’s own intellect? Our inherited nature is self serving, haughty and naturally trust this world’s system of things. The things Jesus and His apostles taught against.

     (Paul taught the following; “Command those who are rich in this world’s goods not to be haughty or to set their hope on riches which are uncertain, but on God who richly provides us with all things for our enjoyment. Tell them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, to be generous givers sharing with others. In this way they will save up a treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the future and so lay hold of what is truly life.” 1Tim 6:17-19)

     The inherited nature leads us to trust in the things riches contribute to. Laying hold on what is TRULY LIFE is spiritually discerned. (Allow the apostle Paul’s explanation.

     “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 “Believers IN - Christians” have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may KNOW the things that are freely given to us by God. And we speak about these things, NOT WITH WORDS TAUGHT 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 foolish 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. For who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to advise him? But we “Believers” have the mind of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 2:10-16))

     Today’s worldly educators are mostly deliberately ignorant; suppressing God’s truth because they aren‘t Believers. They desire to find a way around yielding to the teaching of our Creator. WHY? When people desire to be disobedient “God gives them blindness.” When people interpret according to what seems correct to human intellect, God allows blindness.

     (2Cor 4:1-6; “Therefore, since we have this ministry, just as God has shown us mercy, we do not become discouraged. But we have rejected shameful hidden deeds, not behaving with deceptiveness or DISTORTING the word of God, but by open proclamation of the truth we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience before God. But even if OUR GOSPEL IS VEILED, it is veiled ONLY to those who are PERISHING, among whom the GOD OF THIS AGE HAS BLINDED THE MINDS of those who DO NOT believe so they would NOT SEE the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” is THE ONE WHO SHINED in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.“)

     God has no argument with the willingly ignorant that depend on carbon dating and claim the earth to be millions of years old. He is Creator and Re-creator.

      King Cyrus of Persia was named and his kingdom announced long before he was given a kingdom. He proclaimed; ‘The Lord God of the heavens has given to me all the kingdoms of the earth. He has appointed me to build for Him a temple in Jerusalem in Judah. May the Lord your God energize you who belong to His people, so you may be able to go back there!” Read the whole account, prove and believe IN. Scoffers are having a field day now, as they ignorantly play into Satan’s hand, but soon the King of Kings will reveal His truths. See 2Chronicles 36:22, Ezra 1: - 6:. Isaiah 44:26 - 45:1 and Daniel 1: 6: and 10:.   

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