God’s Master Plan, chapter 13

/12/17, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 17, 5777, it’s day four until sunset. To 4,855 in resident churches and individuals God is making temples of His spirit.

      Paul said; “oracles of God” were entrusted to the Jews. ‘See Romans 3:1-4.’ “The first five books of God’s holy word is the whole law.” (Jesus had Daniel prophecy: “In this latter age knowledge would be increased” (See Daniel 12:4. “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.”) We are in the latter age, but more pacifically Jesus is having Daniel look to the age of His millennial rule on earth.

     (Daniel 12:1; “At that time Michael, the great prince who watches over your people, will arise ‘stand up.‘ There will be a time of distress unlike any other from the nation’s beginning up to that time. (Also see Matthew 24:3-28) But at that time your own people, all those whose names are found written in the book, will escape.

     (Dan 12:2-3; “Many of those who sleep in the dusty ground will awake – some to everlasting life, and others to shame and everlasting abhorrence. 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.”) Study the resurrection chapter, 1Corinthians 15:

      (Dan 12:4-7; “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.” I, Daniel, watched as two others stood there, one on each side of the river. One said to the man clothed in linen who was above the waters of the river, “When will the end of these wondrous events occur?” (7) Then I heard the Man clothed in linen who was over the waters of the river as He raised both his right and left hands to the sky and made an oath by the One who lives forever: “It is for a time, times, and half a time. Then, when the power of the one who shatters the holy people has been exhausted, all these things will be finished.”)

      Satan and his followers who shatter God’s holy people know, the end of their disruption is near.

      (Dan 12:8-13; “I heard, but I did not understand. So I said, “Sir, what will happen after these things?” He said, “Go, Daniel. For these matters are closed and sealed until the time of the end. (10) Many will be purified, made clean, and refined, but the wicked will go on being wicked. None of the wicked will understand, though the wise will understand. From the time that the daily sacrifice is removed and the abomination that causes desolation is set in place, there are 1,290 days. Blessed is the one who waits and attains to the 1,335 days. But you should go your way until the end. You will rest and then at the end of the days you will arise to receive what you have been allotted.”)

     Jesus is the One revealing to Daniel, personally or perhaps through His angel Michael, that he will arise to receive what has been allotted to him. People to whom aren’t recipients of God’s energizing Holy Spirit will not understand. 

     (Rom 8-4; “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

 

For the law of the life-giving Spirit in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death. For God achieved what the law could not do because it ‘the law’ was weakened through the flesh. By sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and concerning sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, (4) so that the righteous requirement of the law may be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.”)

     Walking according to God’s spirit is to have the spirit of His law imputed to our minds. We would not know committing physical and spiritual adultery was sin; “except for the law that says, ‘don’t commit adultery.’”

     (Rom 9:14-18; “What shall we say then? Is there injustice with God? Absolutely not! For He says to Moses: “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” So then, it does not depend on human desire or exertion, but on God who shows mercy. (17) For the scripture says to Pharaoh; “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may demonstrate My power in you, and that My name may be proclaimed in all the earth.” (Quote from Exodus 9:16) So then, God has mercy on whom He chooses to have mercy, and He hardens whom He chooses to harden.”) When we have God’s gifted desire to be AT ONE with Himself, He gave it. Review Philippians 2:13.

       A mystery to the world at large, but understood by those called and gifted to understand.

  Paul explains what Daniel was told.

    (1Cor  15:50-58; Now this is what I am saying, brothers and sisters: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I will tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed – (52) in a moment, in the blinking of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. (53) For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. Now when this perishable puts on the imperishable, and this mortal puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will happen, “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?Quote from Isaiah 25:8. (56) The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! So then, dear brothers and sisters, be firm. Do not be moved! Always be outstanding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”)

  Our Lord’s brother James shares additional light.

     (James 1:10; “But the rich person’s pride should be in his humiliation, because he will pass away like a wildflower in the meadow.”) We have Godly pride with the knowledge of who we are in Jesus. These things were taught in the law and handed down to the Israelites back in Moses’ day.”)

     Now we have new emphasis shared by James, from God’s spiritual point of view.

     (James 1:11-12; “For the sun rises with its heat and dries up the meadow; the petal of the flower falls off and its beauty is lost forever. So also the rich person in the midst of his ‘personal’  pursuits will wither away. ‘Happy is the one who endures testing, because when he has proven to be genuine, he will receive the crown of life that God promised to those who love Him.’”)

     Endure testing? To each of the seven churches, ‘in Jesus’ Revelations to John’ He says; “he that overcomes to the end shall be saved.” We demonstrate our believing IN, when we keep Jesus’ spiritual law. The crown of life is promised to those that love God.

  Temptation’s source?

      (James 1:13-14; “Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself tempts no one. But each one is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desires.” )

     Our fleshly inherited desires are much like an elementary child’s. We need righteous parental guidance. We are lured and enticed by our inherited from Adam nature. People make bad decisions when they yield to selfishness and are overcomes with greed.

     (James 1:15; “Then when desire conceives, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is full grown, it gives birth to death.”)

     The ultimate wages of sin is death. Jesus’ apostle Paul was inspired to explain.

     (Romans 6:23; “For the payoff ‘wages’ of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”)

     Solomon was inspired to write, “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 person will be rewarded for his. A naive person believes everything, but the shrewd person discerns his steps.” Prov 14:12-15)

     (James 1:16-18; “Do not be led astray, my dear brothers and sisters. All generous giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or the slightest hint of change. By His sovereign plan He gave us “spiritual” birth through the message of truth, that we would be a kind of first fruits of all He created.”)

     What birth is given through the message of truth.? James is speaking of spiritual birth. “BY HIS sovereign plan, God gave us spiritual birth through the message of TRUTH.” SPIRITUAL BIRTH is James’ subject! Through the message of the truth; our accepting and believe IN, “is the gift of  being born from above.” Remember James is sharing these truths with those Israelites “dispersed abroad.” Believing Israelites and all Believers IN.

     Digest also: “there is NOT the slightest HINT of change from our Heavenly Father.” The foretold mystery of Christ living in Believers IN, has not changed. It is the fulfillment of God’s master plan. The door of faith opening to the Gentiles is not a change, but a fulfillment of His plan. Through His message of truth, we teach that every Believer IN - Christian is an heir with Abraham. Paul taught it first.

     (Galatians 3:23-29; “Now before Jesusfaith came we were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners until the coming faith would be revealed. (not taught through worldly schooling) Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous by ’Jesus’’ faith. But now that ‘Jesus’’ faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. For all of you who were baptized “immersed” into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female – for all of you are ONE in Christ Jesus. And IF you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”)

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