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One God, one absolute truth, chapter 13

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

(To 9,276 In resident” churches: “people God is calling and making temples of His spirit.”) 1/31/18  God’s 11th month, Shevat 15, 5778 until sunset.

     Observe God’s midmonth full moon today.

    Our English dictionary defines “religion” as: (Beliefs, worship, nature, worship of a deity or deities and divine involvement of human life. An institutionalized or personal system of beliefs, practices, values and attitudes. Obsession, cause or activity devoted to. Christianity, denomination, Monks, Nuns, false prophets or apostles.)

     “Ideology” is defined as: (A system of social beliefs, organized system of beliefs, values, ideas forming basis of social, economic or political philosophy or programs. Opinions that shape the way a person or group class thinks, acts and understands the world.

      Superstition: is defined as irrational belief but usually deep-seated belief in the magical effects of a specific action or ritual, especially in the likelihood that good or bad luck will result from performing it, irrational and often quasi-religious belief in and reverence for the magical effects of some actions and rituals or the magical powers of some objects .

      We see many parallels in these definitions. What’s common? “Each cultural defines mankind’s view. All Satan inspired and demonically designed to divide and cause chaos among individuals, groups and nations. But our Creator God of Noah, Abraham, the prophets and Jesus’ apostles is truth. (Apostate is somebody who renounces belief: Jude is writing about people renouncing their belief in Jesus Christ.)

      In Jesus’ apostles’ time, God’s churches experienced a multitude of demonically led divisionary tactics. So much so that our Lord’s brother, “Jude” wrote of the apostasy of God’s truth taking place.        

      Heavenly Father: please have patience with our un-beliefs and discipline us as sons, according to our needs and Your will. We ask that You make us AT ONE with Yourself, in spirit, truth and righteousness. In Jesus’ holy nature we ask and pray. AMEN.

       Organized worldly professing Christian religions teach; “God’s new covenant with His called out people, does totally away with the old, “including the ten commandments and oracles of God.” Not understanding that the old covenant with physical Israelites has spiritual components with the new. For example: “circumcision always looked forward to, “circumcision of the heart.”

     (Jeremiah 4:4; “Just as ritual circumcision cuts away the foreskin as an external symbol of dedicated covenant commitment, you must genuinely dedicate yourselves to the Lord and get rid of everything that hinders your commitment to Me, people of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem. If you do not, My anger will blaze up like a flaming fire against you that no one will be able to extinguish. That will happen because of the evil you have done.”) He is saying: “spiritual circumcision is, dedicating ourselves to Him.”

      (Jer 9:25-26;; The Lord says, “Watch out! The time is soon coming when I will punish all those who are circumcised only in the flesh. That is, I will punish the Egyptians, the Judeans, the Edomites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, and all the desert people who cut their hair short at the temples. I will do so because none of the people of those nations are really circumcised in the Lord’s sight. Moreover, none of the people of Israel are circumcised when it comes to their hearts.”) Jesus also gave this insight to His apostle Paul.

      Rom 2:23-29; “You, ’Israelites’ who boast in the law dishonor God by transgressing the law! For just as it is written, “the name of God is being blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.” (25) For circumcision has its value if you practice the law, but if you break the law, your circumcision has become un-circumcision. Therefore if the uncircumcised man obeys the righteous requirements of the law, will not his un-circumcision be regarded as circumcision? And will not the physically uncircumcised man who keeps the law judge you who, despite the written code and circumcision, transgress the law? (28) For a person is not a Jew, ’Christian’ who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision something that is outward in the flesh, but someone is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is of the heart by the Spirit and not by the written code. This person’s praise is not from people but from God.”)

       Lets consider the old covenant from God’s view. It should go without saying; “the old was before Jesus’ fleshly - physical birth.” But, was it before Jesus? What was God the Son doing before Adam? And before He wrote the ten commandments with His own finger? Allow Paul’s inspiration from Jesus’ words regarding His and God the Father powers. God’s truth is neither, superstition, ideology nor religion!

     Colossians 1:13-20; “He “God the Father” delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He, “Jesus” 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 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.”)

      JESUS the Son of Mary and Joseph’s step Son, “is the Son of God.” All was created by, for and through Him. Jesus inspired His apostle John to write the same at John 1:1-5. Jesus was the Lord God of the old covenant! (The Son of God that created and instructed Adam and Eve, is the same Jesus Satan approached regarding righteous Job.) (See Job 1:6 & 2:1) Jesus communed with Moses, “when through His angel, it was Jesus’ doing.” (At the burning bush, “Jesus called Moses and through Moses He led the Israelites from Egyptian bondage as promised Abraham some 430 years before.) The ten commandments and oracles were given for His People for their good. Not people for the commandments. Jesus made a righteous covenant, “contract” with His chosen People, Israel. The Israelites agreed to its conditions through Moses.

       The Old Testament covenant with Israel was, “as a physical marriage.” (Jesus the husband and Israel His wife.) The Lord, “Jesus” promised to be as a Husband to Israel and they promised to be obedient to Him. The Priest and Temple represented His Spirit dwelling among and guiding His people. Jesus commissioned Isaiah to teach Israel and us through his prophetic Word.

      (Isaiah 54:5-7; ““For your husband is the One who made you – the Lord who commands armies is His name. He is your Protector, the Holy One of Israel. He is called “God of the entire earth.” “Indeed, the Lord will CALL you back like a wife who has been abandoned and suffers from depression, like a young wife when she has been rejected,” says your God. (7) “For a short time I abandoned you, but with great compassion I will gather you.””)

       The great gathering of that wife is yet to be. Jesus’ prophecy through Isaiah is for physical Israel, “the twelve tribes” and for Spiritual Israelites, “followers of Jesus” in this age! (Remember the new covenant defining scripture was giving to Paul and recorded

      Galatians 3:28-29; “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female – for all of you, ’Christians’ are One in Christ Jesus. And IF you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.” Re-study the first portion of Isaiah 54 also.

      God has abandoned His people for a time. God is allowing His People and the world to, “go the way of their choice until His planned intervention. (Only a few, called out people in this age are gifted to understand this.) Jesus’ prophetic words continues through Isaiah.

      (Isaiah 54:8-10; ““In a burst of anger I, ’the Lord Your God’ rejected you momentarily, but with lasting devotion I will have compassion on you,” says your Protector, the Lord. “As far as I am concerned, this is like in Noah’s time, when I vowed that the waters of Noah’s flood would never again cover the earth. In the same way I have vowed that I will not be angry at you or shout at you. (10) Even if the mountains are removed and the hills displaced, My devotion will not be removed from you, nor will my covenant of friendship be displaced,” says the Lord, the one who has compassion on you.””)

       How awesome God’s plans for His chosen Israelites and “followers of Jesus.” JESUS is the Lord, “the giver of physical and spiritual life!” The One who resurrects and promises to return and establish His righteous Way on earth. (Jesus is presently the Husband to His church, the Protector, Savior and Shepherd to spiritual Israelites.)

      When Paul and Barnabas finished making a report to the Jerusalem church, our Lord’s brother “James” replied; (“Brothers, listen to me. Simeon has explained how God first concerned Himself to select from among the Gentiles a people for His name. The words of the prophets agree with this, as it is written, (16) ‘After this I will return, and I will rebuild the fallen tent of David; I will rebuild its ruins and restore it, so that the rest of humanity may seek the Lord, namely, all the Gentiles I have CALLED to be My own, says the Lord, who makes these things known from long ago.”” Acts 15:12-18)

      These things were made known to the likes of Abraham and Moses, long ago. JAMES IS alluding to Isaiah 45:21.

      NOW back to Jesus’ prophetic words through Isaiah. “He is speaking of the time when His millennial rule on earth with His Saints is a reality.”.

      (Isaiah 54:11-12; “O afflicted one, driven away, and un-consoled! Look, I am about to set your stones in antimony and I lay your foundation with lapis-lazuli. I will make your pinnacles out of gems, your gates out of beryl, and your outer wall out of beautiful stones.” (See Revelations 21:2, It’s how New Jerusalem is likened.)

      (Isaiah 54:13-17; “All your children will be followers of the Lord, and your children will enjoy great prosperity. You will be reestablished when I vindicate you. You will not experience oppression; indeed, you will not be afraid. You will not be terrified, for nothing frightening will come near you. If anyone dares to challenge you, it will not be my doing! Whoever tries to challenge you will be defeated. (16) Look, I create the craftsman, who fans the coals into a fire and forges a weapon. I create the destroyer so he might devastate. No weapon forged to be used against you will succeed; you will refute everyone who tries to accuse you. This is what the Lord will do for His servants – I will vindicate them,” says the Lord.”)

      Organized religions attempt to sell their parishioners on the idea that they are commissioned to bring peace, “what a deceptive teaching!” Jesus the Christ is head of His church, “thus the name Christian - Christ-like.” God’s New Covenant is with those He CALLS, “to be His followers and gifts them with His Spirit.” It’s the mystery of, “A people being, “born from above, becoming spiritual Israelites.” Jesus’ spirit living in people, “makes physical people think spiritual, - Christ Like.” “A Believer IN Jesus Christ, is a New Testament Christian and “God’s temple.” Dwell on that until next time.

One God, one absolute truth, chapter 12

Monday, January 29th, 2018

(To 9,238 In resident” churches: “people God is calling and making temples of His spirit.”) 1/29/18  God’s 11th month, Shevat 13, 5778 until sunset.

      Satan espouses many ideologies for the purpose of causing division and chaos. The father of liars is also the father of all ideologies. Ideologies are blatant sins in God’s view. Characteristically God puts limits on when ideologies are to be uprooted. Such was the case 400 plus years before the Lord God ’Jesus’ gave the Amorite lands over to the Israelites. Speaking to Abraham about Israel’s going in bondage to a foreign power, the Lord God said; (Gen 15:16; “In the fourth generation your descendants will return here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its limit.”) Since Adam’s creation people have adopted ideologies regarding what seemed right to their fleshly inherited minds. Jesus’ apostle Paul nailed it for our  benefit.

      (Rom 1:20-23; “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes – His eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, because they are understood through what has been made. So people are without excuse. (21) For although they ‘once’ knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or give Him thanks, but they became futile in their thoughts and their senseless hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for an image resembling mortal human beings or birds or four-footed animals or reptiles.”)

       People without yielding to God’s revelations, think of themselves as immortal. Think highly of their gifted intellect, as if they have superiority.

       The holy scriptures teach, “only in this age since Jesus’ ascension, is the mystery of God’s spirit living in people understood.” Perhaps somewhat speculative: “understanding people’s desire to be gods to themselves, by deciding things for themselves.”  Consider what we now know.” We know all people have inherited Adam and Eve’s lawlessness toward God nature. From our fleshly logic we understand, “its likely that  people may have considered the devil’s motive in calling God a liar, “had some merit.” (Attempting to put themselves on a level with God; “many may have thought God didn’t want them to know their full potential.”) So the Lord God allowed all but a few called out individuals, “go the way that seemed right to themselves.” (See Proverbs 14:12)

      Jesus’ apostle Paul was given to understand God’s new covenant with His called out people. (Colossians 1:25-29; “I 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, that is, the mystery that has been kept hidden from ages and generations, but has now been revealed to His saints. (27) 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. (28) We proclaim Him by instructing and teaching all people with all wisdom so that we may present every person mature in Christ. Toward this goal I also labor, struggling according to His power that powerfully works in me.”) (As always study the whole.)

       Has God the Father and God the Son changed? Has humanity changed? No on both counts! (Rom 1:24-32; “Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to impurity, to dishonor their bodies among themselves. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.”) Whole people groups like the Amorites serve gods of their imagination. 

        Until the time of God’s choosing, “all except His Saints will go the way of their choice.”

      (Romans 1:26-27; “For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged the natural sexual relations for unnatural ones, and likewise the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed in their passions for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.” GOD GAVE PEOPLE OVER! Allowing Satan’s many ideologies to confuse and cause chaos..

      (Rom 1:28-32; “And just as they ’people’ did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done. They are filled with every kind of unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, malice. They are rife with envy, murder, strife, deceit, hostility. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, contrivers of all sorts of evil, disobedient to parents, senseless, covenant-breakers, heartless, ruthless. (32) Although they fully know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but also approve of those who practice them.”)

    Has God the Father and God the Son changed? Has humanity changed? No on both counts! However we have come to God’s planned “New Covenant“ with His people

     The secrets of God were not revealed to the Israelites nor any people group before Jesus’ ascension. His secrets isn’t revealed to unbelievers in this age.

      (Eph 1:9-12; “He, “God” 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.”) That secret is revealed in Hebrews 12”.

      (Eph 1:13-14; “And when you. “followers of Jesus” 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, (14) who is the down payment of our inheritance, until the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.”) God’s Holy Spirit imputed to our minds is evidence of our conversion and is the down payment of our inheritance. (Holy Spirit? Greek “the holy spirit of promise.” Here the Greek word for, “promise“ has been translated as an attributive genitive.) Paul explained to the Galatians and all called people that this good news was explained to Abraham ahead of time..

       (Galatians 3:6-14; “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 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. (13) 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”) 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.”)

       Professing Christians practice evolving traditions, yield to their fleshly intellect, denominational doctrine and love this world’s system of things. To such people Jesus said; (Matt 23:33-36;“You snakes, you offspring of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to the judgment of Gehenna? “For this reason I am sending you prophets and wise men and experts in the law, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town, so that on you will come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. I tell you the truth, this generation will be held responsible for all these things!”)

      Denominational minded people’s belief system is much like that of Cain’s, who thought to worship God according to his own way of thinking.

      (Hebrews 12:1-6; “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, we must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and run with endurance the race set out for us, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and Perfector of our faith. For the joy set out for Him He endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of God. (3) Think of Him who endured such opposition against Himself by sinners, so that you may not grow weary in your souls and give up. You have not yet resisted to the point of bloodshed in your struggle against sin. (5) And have you forgotten the exhortation addressed to you as Sons? “My son, do not scorn the Lord’s discipline or give up when He corrects you.For the Lord disciplines the one He loves and chastises every Son He accepts.” (Quoting from, Prov 3:11-12) )

      God the Father is revealed through God the Son, “Jesus is our pioneer.” Showing us the Father and revealing His deity. “Believing IN Him perfects, His faith in us.” Jesus’ love for us is greater than we can imagine. Believers IN are heirs with Jesus and Abraham.

       (Hebrews 12:7-13; “Endure your suffering as discipline; God is treating you as Sons. For what son is there that a father does not discipline? But if you do not experience discipline, something all sons have shared in, then you are illegitimate and are not sons. Besides, we have experienced discipline from our earthly fathers and we respected them; shall we not submit ourselves all the more to the Father of spirits and receive life? For they disciplined us for a little while as seemed good to them, but HE does so for our benefit, that we may share His holiness. (11) Now all discipline seems painful at the time, not joyful. But later it produces the fruit of peace and righteousness for those trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your listless hands and your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but be healed.”) “All these things are only possible through God’s revealing Himself and His Son to us individually.”

One God, one absolute truth, chapter 11

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

(To 9,210 In resident” churches: “people God is calling and making temples of His spirit.”) 1/28/18  God’s 11th month, Shevat 12, 5778 until sunset.  

      Satan knows much regarding God’s plans to add to His family. Satan’s characteristics were established when he thought to usurp his Creator. Likely he first became jealous when learning of God’s intent to make people in His own spiritual likeness and family. Regardless the reason, “the powerful Lucifer’s self serving characteristics makes him the devil.” Disorder and chaos is to his liking. His intent is to have the whole world following his lead. Satan is, “the deceiving liar.” To believe IN, “even one of his deceptions distorts God’s Word.” (When Jesus’ 72 disciples reported back from their assigned mission and told of their success over demons: Jesus said; “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” Luke 10:18.) When Jesus cast demons out of people, they crying out: “You are the Son of God!” Jesus confronted and rebuked them; “not allowing them to speak, “because they knew that He was the Christ.” Luke 4:41.) Jesus also reveals God’s character as being opposite that of Satan‘s. .

       (1Cor 14:32-33; “Indeed, the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets, for God is not characterized by disorder but by peace.”)

      God would be disorderly, “had He authorized a Sabbath day change or His calendar of set aside holy times, without consequence if altered.” (God would be about confusion and disorder; “had He at any point condoned “two so called universal groups ‘Roman and Orthodox’ and a multitude of Protesting denominations to represent Himself.”

      The holy scriptures teach that God’s church is made up of a people gifted from above, with His likeness” “a people gifted with desire to be AT ONE with Himself” a people of His choosing” a people re-born from above” “a people known to Him from the foundation of the world” “a people in this world but not of this world: recipients of His holy spirit.” “Genuine followers of Jesus are gifted with a Oneness of mind and desire to be like Him.” It’s Jesus’ believing IN faith imputed to the mind. Desiring to grow in His grace and knowledge of Himself. 

       As Jesus was delivering Israelites through Moses: “at Mount Sinai they were terrified at the sound of His voice and the fire they witnessed.. (About 430 years earlier, God had shared His plan to deliver Abraham’s descendents from that Egyptian enslavement.) A physical enslavement that represents spiritual sin. That Egyptian bondage represents our enslavement to our sin nature. (Israel‘s supernatural deliverance, “Passover and the Feast of Unleavened bread has a spiritual likeness of, “followers of Jesus‘ calling, looking to the Deliverer and overcoming sin’s pulls.”) (As Israel needed a Deliverer, “all people need Jesus’ deliverance from our inherited from Adam sin nature and this world‘s system of things.) Thus a nature change!

        God had discussed Israel’s enslavement to a foreign country and His deliverance with Abraham. (Gen 15:13-16; “Then the Lord said to Abram, “Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a foreign country. They will be enslaved and oppressed for four hundred years. But I will execute judgment on the nation that they will serve. Afterward they will come out with many possessions. (15) But as for you, you will go to your ancestors in peace and be buried at a good old age. In the fourth generation your descendants will return here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its limit.”) Even then God was preplanning Israelites for the taking the Amorites lands: “when their sins reached its limit. 

      (Exodus 12:40-44; “Now the length of time the Israelites lived in Egypt was 430 years. At the end of the 430 years, on the very day, all the regiments of the Lord went out of the land of Egypt. It was a night of vigil for the Lord to bring them out from the land of Egypt, and so on this night all Israel is to keep the vigil to the Lord for generations to come.”)

      Its a good time to review God’s definition of the word, “Israel.” Israel, literally means, “God fights.” Israelites are a people God set aside by promise to Abraham, He would deliver, protect and give lands over to. them. (Today Israelites are Abraham’s spiritual heirs. (Galatians 3:28-29; “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female – for all of you are One in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”)

      Physical and spiritual Israelites were and are a chosen by promise people, “a set aside people.” (Because of their disobedience, God scattered His people to foreign nations until a set time,) Physical and spiritual Israelites are again enslaved and in need of a Deliverer. Israelites history is preserved for we followers of Jesus. A set aside people led to discern that this world is likened to old Egypt and it’s people in bondage to a sinful world wide systems, “who’s god is Satan.” Consider the condition of God’s set aside people in the world. (People God fights for, “are in this world but NOT of this world.”) We are gifted with Jesus’ imputed faith and waiting on God’s promised deliverance.

The writer of Hebrews, “we believe to be the apostle Paul” explained to we Believers IN, “that UNLIKE the Israelites standing before God at Mount Sinai; we worship, as standing before heavenly Jerusalem.”

        (Hebrews 12:18-21; “For you, “followers of Jesus” have not come to something that can be touched, to a burning fire and darkness, gloom, a whirlwind, the blast of a trumpet and a voice uttering words such that those, “Israelites” who heard, begged to hear no more. For they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned.” (21) In fact, the scene was so terrifying that Moses said, “I shudder with fear.”) (See Deut 9:19) God’s presence on Mount Sinai was such that, “it could be touched but they were warned NOT to touch.”

      However NOW, “Believers IN” may spiritually come before Heavenly Jerusalem in the name, “nature” of Jesus. Remember: Jesus’ apostles’ letters are to followers of Jesus.

      (Hebrews 12:22-24; “But you, “followers of Jesushave come to Mount Zion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, to the assembly and congregation of the firstborn, who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous, who have been made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks of something better than Abel’s does.”)

       Remember: God said to Cain that Abel’s blood “life” cried out to Him. (“Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” And he replied, “I don’t know! Am I my brother’s guardian?” But the Lord said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying out to Me from the ground!” Genesis 4:9-10)

       Spirits of righteous, “in God’s view” people, are made perfect about that heavenly throne. A people gifted with immortality. These “righteous in God’s View” people are being perfected and will be in the first resurrection, according to Paul’s letter to the Corinthians.

       (1Cor 15:50-55; “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 – 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. 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?”)

     We need to understand the significance of God’s annual holy Sabbath, “Trumpets and Atonement” foreshadows the resurrection and our literally being at one with God. .

      (Hebrews 12:25; “Take care not to refuse the One. “Jesus” who is speaking! For if they did not escape when they refused the One who warned them on earth, how much less shall we, if we reject the One who warns from heaven?” )

        Let’s not be like Cain who yielded to what seemed right to himself, “who thought to give God a sacrifice of his own choosing rather than what was commanded.” When Cain learned that God considered Abel’s sacrifice righteous and his unrighteous, “his attitude toward his brother changed to that of jealousy.” Such jealousy pleases Satan. When Cain practiced what seemed right to his fleshly nature, “rather than looking to God ordained practices he was mimicking the god of confusion.

       God declares ABEL righteous and thus his spirit is being made perfect according to this Hebrews 12: scripture. “Abel’s Believing IN made him as today’s Believers IN. “Jesus heirs with faithful Abraham!”

       The Hebrews writer reveals, that when we worship the true and living God; “we are before spiritual Mount Zion, the city of the living God, heavenly Jerusalem, before many angels, the assembly of the firstborn, “His church” enrolled in heaven, to God the judge of all, before the SPIRITS of the righteous who have been made perfect AND before JESUS the mediator of a New Covenant.” Moses and Elias’ spirit is there. See Luke 2:28-35, remember the mount of transfiguration.? Moses and Elias appeared and spoke to Jesus, with Peter, John and James witnessing. Immortality is gifted to God’s chosen, “the obedient Believers IN - Christians.” Paul explains the Believer IN’s spiritual condition in the heavenly realms.

      (Eph 1:3-14; “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 predestining 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. 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.)

      GOD’S insight is not to be questioned. As God reveals through Isaiah, “My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.” Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, He knows the beginning and ending. THUS, Jesus could tell Abraham exactly how long his descendent heirs would be in Egyptian bondage.

 

One God, one absolute truth, chapter 10

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

(To 9,151 In resident” churches: “people God is calling and making temples of His spirit.”) 1/25/18  God’s 11th month, Shevat 9, 5778 until sunset.

        Heavenly Father: give each reader, Your desires to be At One with Yourself. Give us knowing faith in Your purpose through Jesus. Help us understand that You loved each called person, before we loved You. May Your truth strengthen us: we ask in the holy nature of Jesus. AMEN

      One God the Father and One God the Son, “Jesus” will be the shared truth after Jesus’ return. Jesus inspired His apostle John to write, (“In the (a) beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. The Word was with God in the beginning. All things were created by Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created. In Him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.” John 1:1;5) Jesus was with His Father at creation, He did the creating and Re-Creating.

       The creation account revealed at Genesis 1: is a Re-Creation as Moses described, “the earth as having become empty, without shape as we know it today, the sun wasn’t shining through to the watery deep and God’s spirit was moving over the surface of the watery deep. Apparently describing a Re-Creating, Moses wrote: (Gen 1:1-3; In the beginning God created3 the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was, ’had become’ without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water. God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light!”) When God flooded the earth during Noah’s time, “animal species from before the first flood were not mentioned.”.  

      God the Son did the Re-creating. Jesus’ apostle Paul was inspired to write the same truth as did John in his letter to the Colossians. (Restudy Colossians 1”15-20)

        The holy scriptures and spiritual revelation have taught us;, “God the Father and God the Son are two individuals, (“at One in purpose.”) One “in that they are in agreement.” The spirit binding God the Father and God the Son is holy. That spirit hovered over the watery deep. (That Holy Spirit imputed to humankind makes people holy in God’s view and AT ONE “in agreement with” Him.) God’s Holy Spirit can be characterized as, “the powerful outgoing nature of God; the spirit of a sound mind and God‘s helper.” (It’s the, “God in man” mystery that’s been hidden for ages but now revealed, ‘manifested’ to followers of Jesus.) Jesus explains through Paul.

       (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.7 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 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 us by human wisdom, but with those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people. (14) 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. For who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to advise him? But we have the mind of Christ.”)

      Speaking of the Oneness and power of God’s Spirit living in followers of Jesus, Paul explains in his second letter to Timothy.

       (2Tim 1:6-14 “Because of this I remind you to rekindle God’s gift that you possess through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me, a prisoner for His sake, but by God’s power accept your share of suffering for the gospel. He “GOD” is the One who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works but on His own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but now made visible through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. He has broken the power of death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel! (11) For this gospel I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher. Because of this, in fact, I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, because I know the One in whom my faith is set and I am convinced that He is able to protect what has been entrusted to me until that day. Hold to the standard of sound words that you heard from me and do so with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. (14) Protect that good thing entrusted to you, through the Holy Spirit who lives within us.”)

       Jesus, “the Word - the Spokesman” is the Son of God, and known as the Lord God Creator to Adam, Eve, Noah, Abraham, Moses and all to whom He reveals Himself.

The holy scriptures reveal that God the Father has not been seen and only His voice has been heard. (See Matt 3:17, 17:5, Luke 3:22, 9:35 and 2Peter 1:17) Jesus revealed God’s heavenly kingdom to three when He took Peter, John and James up a mountain to pray. Moses and Elijah are among those we will see in His kingdom.

       (Luke 9:27-36; “As Jesus was praying, the appearance of His face was transformed, and His clothes became very bright, a brilliant white. Then two men, Moses and Elijah, began talking with Him. They appeared in glorious splendor and spoke about His departure that He was about to carry out at Jerusalem. (32) Now Peter and those with him were quite sleepy, but as they became fully awake, they saw JESUS’S glory and the two men standing with Him. Then as the men were starting to leave, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three shelters, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah” – not knowing what he was saying. As Peter was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. Then a voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is My Son, My Chosen One. Listen to Him!” After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. So they kept silent and told no one at that time anything of what they had seen.”) Peter remembered and shared this experience in his second letter.

      (2Peter 1:16-21; “For we, ’apostles’ did not follow cleverly concocted fables when we made known to you the power and return of our Lord Jesus Christ; no, we were eyewitnesses of His grandeur. (17) For He received honor and glory from God the Father, when that voice was conveyed to Him by the Majestic Glory: “This is My dear Son, in whom I am delighted.” When this voice was conveyed from heaven, we ourselves heard it, for we were with JESUS on the holy mountain. Moreover, we possess the prophetic word as an altogether reliable thing. You do well if you pay attention to this as you would to a light shining in a murky place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. (20) Above all, you do well if you recognize this: No prophecy of scripture ever comes about by the prophet’s own imagination, for no prophecy was ever borne of human impulse; rather, men carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.”) That Majestic Glory’s voice was that of God the Father.

      When God the Son spoke, “Let us make humankind in our image” God the Father was there and in agreement.

       (Genesis 1:26-27; “Then God said, “Let us make humankind in Our image, after Our likeness, so they may rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move on the earth.” God created humankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them, male and female He created them.”) Now Adam was the first humankind to be made in God’s image.

      God the Father through God the Son revealed His coming rule to Moses.

     (Deut 18:15-19; The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me ‘Moses’ 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 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.” (17) The Lord then said to me, “What they have said is good. (I will raise up a prophet like you 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.”) Now back to Paul’s letter to followers of Jesus. .

       (Colossians 1:17-19; “Jesus Himself is before all things and all things are held together 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. (19) For God (the Father) 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.)

       To worship Jesus in spirit and truth, we must know Jesus as Creator, Re-Creator, Sustainer, Mediator, Deliverer and giver of life. “He Created humankind, so that life is in the blood.” Thus the emphasis on the shedding of blood, “blood sacrifices looked forward to Jesus’ own.” Humankind’s life is in the blood. (The Son of God agreed with God His Father, “He would be made flesh and blood for the purpose of sacrificing His life “blood” for the remission of sins.”)  Pre-planned from the beginning. (“In Him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.” John 1:1;5.) The result of the sin nature we inherited from Adam would be eternal death; “except for Jesus’ shed blood.”  Our inherited from Adam nature represents DARKNESS that can‘t, “in of its self see the Light, ‘Jesus‘.”

       God the Father and God the Son’s Way are as One. No division in His Way, no division in His planning for mankind’s saving. Satan is ultimately being used in God’s plan for our saving. The obstacles Satan puts forth, “are for our overcoming.” What Satan does for harm, God will ultimately use for good.

       Satan has concocted deceptions, many half truths and doctrines to confuse people. God  calls Satan the author of confusion. Manifesting himself as an angel of light, “Satan lords over many denominations who think themselves doing good.” He causes many to make Jesus out to be; “likened to their imagination.” Jesus knew this in the beginning!

         (Matthew 25:3-5; “As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, His disciples came to Him privately and said, “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus answered them, “Watch out that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will mislead many.”) The distorted worldly view is that God condones all religions. But He reveals One God, one absolute truth.

One God, one absolute truth, chapter 9

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

(To 9,071 “in resident” churches: “people God is calling and making temples of His spirit.”) 1/23/18  God’s 11th month, Shevat 7, 5778 until sunset.

       Heavenly Father: please lead each called person to search Your Word for truth. Forgive our un-beliefs and have mercy on this earth’s populations. Please shorten Your planned end of man’s rule on earth, “is our prayer in the holy name of Jesus.” AMEN

       To worship God in spirit and truth, “we must know God as He manifest Himself to be in the holy scriptures. (John 4: 22-24; “You people worship what you do not know. We worship what we know, because salvation is from the Jews. (23) But a time is coming – and now is here – when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such people to be His worshipers. (24) God is spirit, and the people who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”)

      Salvation is to His chosen, by promise through Abraham. (Jesus is “at one with God His Father, the fulfillment and spiritual magnification of His commandments.) He is the Lord God who wrote the ten commandments with His own finger. Review John 1:1-5 and Col 1”15-20 and see Hebrews 1”1-4.)

      Heb  1:1-4; “After God spoke long ago in various portions and in various ways to our ancestors through the prophets, in these last days He has spoken to us in a Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He created the world The Son is the radiance of His glory and the representation of His essence, and He sustains all things by His powerful Word, and so when He had accomplished cleansing for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high Thus He became so far better than the angels as He has inherited a name superior to theirs.”)

      Jesus doesn’t manifest Himself as “a baby in a manger” “a crucifix on a cross” nor an “evolving Messiah at odds with His Father.” He does manifest Himself as the unchanging Son of God, Creator, Re-Creator, Sustainer and coming king of kings. The revelations was long before.

      (Malachi 3:6-9; “Since, I, the Lord, do not go back on My promises, you, sons of Jacob, have not perished. From the days of your ancestors you have ignored My commandments and have not kept them! Return to Me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord who rules over all. “But you say, ‘How should we return? Can a person rob God? You indeed are robbing Me, but you say, ‘How are we robbing You?’ In tithes and contributions! You are bound for judgment because you are robbing Me – this whole nation is guilty.”)

      People go to great length to avoid believing IN God as He manifest Himself to be in the holy scriptures. By changing God’s set aside holy times, use crucifix images, set up statutes and twist His Word to fit their notions. Let’s alter the questioning.

      If God allowed you to recognize as He did Moses, that you were surrounded by paganism as he was in Egypt; “to what degree would you resist pagan culture?” The Hebrews writer says about Moses; (“By faith, when Moses grew up, he refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to be ill-treated with the people of God than to enjoy sin’s fleeting pleasure. He regarded abuse suffered for Christ to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for his eyes were fixed on the reward. By faith Moses left Egypt without fearing the king’s anger, for he persevered as though he could see the one who is invisible.” Heb 11:24-27)

       We know the great deeds The Lord God did through Moses. He was so esteemed by Israelites; that when he had served the Lord God’s purpose as Israel’s deliverer, “the Lord God secretly took his life and buried him at an undisclosed location.” Why? So people wouldn’t make shrines and worshiped at his place of burial. This, in keeping with His command that we, “worship God only.” Jesus’ exact date of birth isn’t revealed for the same reason. All in keeping with the Lord God’s unchanging word. (Leviticus 26:1-2; “‘You must not make for yourselves idols, so you must not set up for yourselves a carved image or a pillar, and you must not place a sculpted stone in your land to bow down before it, for I am the Lord your God. You must keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary. I am the Lord.”)

      Lets realize; we do need spiritual help in standing true to God’s revelations, “among unbelieving cultures.” (Jesus’ apostles, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob and all Believers were and are tempted.)This too; is a latter day challenge. Jesus never promised it would be easy: “in fact He alluded to the opposite.”

       (Matt 10:24-27; “A disciple is not greater than his teacher, nor a servant greater than his master. It is enough for the disciple to become like his teacher and the servant like his master. If they have called the head of the house ‘Beelzebul’ (as they did Jesus) how much more will they defame the members of his household? Do not be afraid of them, for nothing is hidden that will not be revealed and nothing is secret that will not be made known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light, and what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the housetops.”)

       To teach Jesus as He manifest Himself to be, “we must call attention to His unchanging characteristics. By Jesus’ gifted holy spirit living in us, “we have spiritual help to yield to the spiritual intent of His law.” Professing Christians are as the Pharisees and Sadducees were in Jesus’ time: in that, “they are a go along to get along people.” “Evolving with the times people.” A far cry from what Jesus is calling His people to be. Professing Christians aren’t taught to “believe IN” the Jesus that’s manifested in the holy scriptures. They don’t know Him, because He hasn’t revealed Himself. He hasn’t revealed Himself because of the hardness of their heart. (Remember Roman 1:21-23; “For although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or give Him thanks, but they became futile in their thoughts and their senseless hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for an image resembling mortal human beings or birds or four-footed animals or reptiles.”) So, people characterize Jesus as One fitting their fleshly notions..

       We did some speculations a few studies back, regarding the changes Jesus will make when and after His return. Wholesome speculation based on His Word makes for some good cautious analysis and conversation for astute thinkers. On this subject, “what about God’s Sabbaths?” Will they be holy times after Jesus’ return? Are His Sabbaths holy to Himself and Christians in this so called latter age?” Do His holy scriptures give authority to change the seventh day Sabbath? Will His Sabbaths be kept during His millennial reign? Why do worldly religions prefer replacing Jesus’ promised return as King of Kings, and the resurrection of His Saints, with a heaven - hell scenario for all people? Why do worldly religions omit discussions about peace on earth and Jesus’ promised return? His millennial reign and Satan being bound? Why avoid discussing the reason Satan needs to be bound and then loosed again near the millennium‘s end.? The answer. “Unbelievers fit the mold that John describes.”

       (John 12:37-41; ““Although Jesus had performed so many miraculous signs before them, they still refused to believe IN Him, so that the word of Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled. He “Isaiah” said, “Lord, who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” For this reason they COULD NOT believe, because again Isaiah said, “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, so that they would not see with their eyes and understand with their heart, and turn to Me, and I would heal them. (41) Isaiah said these things because he saw Christ’s glory, and spoke about Him.”)

      This too is the scripture Jesus quoted when ask, “why do you speak to them in parables?”

      Unbelievers refuse to believe IN Jesus’ Words regarding His return, “as was given to His prophets.” Refused to believe Jesus’ own Words spoken during His earthly ministry and those revealed through His apostles. Unbelieving societies haven’t changed since Moses’ day.

       Jesus REVEALED Himself and much more through Isaiah. Even though Jesus did miracles before the people, they STILL REFUSED to believe IN Him as the promised Messiah. Jesus foreknew this and it’s the reason He inspired Isaiah to pen His prophesy. WHY? Jesus knows each of us individually, better than we can know ourselves. Worldly religious don’t understanding the awesomeness of our Creator. Find it difficult to understand; because, (1) they’re purposely blinded because of the hardness of their minds and perhaps some “for their own ultimate good.” (2) Satan has religions deceived about the reason and foreshadowing of God’s Sabbaths.

      God’s is the only view that matters. Egypt represents “a sinful place.” God’s leading Israelites from Egypt foreshadows Christians being delivered from sin by God’s calling and His revealing His Son, “Jesus.” His first annual Sabbath and “second seven days later” foreshadows Believers IN Jesus putting sin out through believing Jesus died for remission of sin. (The Christian’s life on earth is exemplified by the week of unleavened bread.) Jesus’ creative and re-creative miracles, blood sacrifice for our saving and His stripes for our healing. Jesus’ resurrection after three days and three nights in the tomb, “as was Jonah’s time in the big fish’s belly” are the sign proofs of Jesus’ deity and our own resurrection.)

       Because people refuse to believe IN Jesus, “as He knew they would” His prophesies through Isaiah are being fulfilled before our eyes “in this age.” Few understand that our Lord God “Jesus“ is allowing Satan to deceive the whole world for His ultimate purpose: “manifesting himself as an angel of light” and thus has become the god of this age. Remember, deceived people don’t know they are!

       God’s third annual Sabbath is “Pentecost.” Meaning “to count fifty.” The fifty day count begins after the weekly Sabbath falling during the week of unleavened bread. The Pentecost after Jesus ascension “is the birth date of Jesus’ New Covenant church.” The holy spirit came as Jesus promised on that Pentecost. The fulfillment of a greater as Jesus prophesied through Joel saying: (Acts 2:16-21; “But this is what was spoken about through the prophet Joel: ‘And in the last days it will be, God says,that I will pour out My Spirit on all people, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. Even on My servants, both men and women, I will pour out My Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. (19) And I will perform wonders in the sky above and miraculous signs on the earth below, blood and fire and clouds  of smoke. The sun will be changed to darkness and the moon to blood before the great and glorious day of the Lord comes And then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

       On that 50th day after the wave - sheaf offering, the holy spirit was gifted to those waiting according to Jesus’ command, and the recipients’ of the holy spirit spoke in languages unknown to themselves but understood by as many as God gave understanding to. From the day after the wave - sheaf, “seven weeks is completed, or a count of fifty days from the day after that weekly Sabbath.” Pentecost always falls on the first day of the week. (God setting aside Pentecost back in Moses’ day was a foreshadowing of that birth date for His New Covenant church.) His church being, “a people born from above.” (see John 3:3-7, 1 Peter 1:23 & Acts 2:)

      We need to study, meditate and consider God’s seven annual holy to God days. The fourth annual Sabbath is “Trumpets” foreshadowing Jesus triumphant second coming.

      The fifth annual Sabbath is Atonement; “foreshadowing our literal change to spirit beings, “our literally being AT ONE with Jesus.”

      The sixth annual Sabbath begins the seven day feast of Tabernacles. A celebratory time recognizing our bodies temporary and the temple of His spirit. The Lord God Jesus had the Israelites live in temporary booths, “physically reminding of their spiritual future.”

       The seventh annual Sabbath is called, “The Last Great Day.” Foreshadowing Judgment and New Jerusalem coming down. Jesus was keeping this “Last Great Day” as John describes.

      (John 7:37-43; “On the last day of the feast, the greatest day, Jesus stood up and shouted out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me, and let the one who believes IN Me drink. Just as the scripture says, ‘From within him will flow rivers of living water.’” (39) (Now JESUS said this about the Spirit, whom those who believed IN Him were going to receive, for the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.) (40) When they heard these words, some of the crowd began to say, “This really is the Prophet!” Others said, “This is the Christ!” But still others said, “No, for the Christ doesn’t come from Galilee, does He? Don’t the scriptures say that the Christ is a descendant of David and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?” So there was a division in the crowd because of Jesus.”)

       Worldly Christendom don’t teach the divisional degree that Jesus pointed out. A division we must live through, among an unbelieving world. Jesus did not hold back words on this subject.

       (Matthew 10:34-39; “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household. “Whoever loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And whoever does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life because of Me will find it.”)

      Divided worldly religions are busy selling their followers; their view of God.  Each group making Jesus out to be one to fitting their own imaginative deity. The god of this age has all these totally blinded. Our Creator “the Lord God “Jesus” has His plan and it is being carried out precisely on schedule and according to His will. Let’s reflect on things holy to Him. May God give us the desire to practice His Way and may His way soon be established - shortened for His Elect’s sake. (see Matthew 24:22

One God, one absolute truth, chapter 8

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

(To 9,010 “in resident” churches: “people God is calling and making temples of His spirit.”) 1/20/18  God’s 11th month, Shevat 4, 5778 until sunset.

       Happy Sabbath, the only day foreshadowing ’looking forward to’ Jesus’ millennial reign on earth. People attempting to change The Lord God’s Sabbath don’t know The Lord God Jesus nor God our father. (John 8:19-20; “Then they began asking Him, “Who is your father?” Jesus answered, “You do not know either Me or My Father. If you knew Me you would know My Father too.“ (Jesus spoke these words near the offering box while He was teaching in the temple courts. No one seized Him because His time had not yet come.”) We aren’t embarrassed to share scripture over and over again that identify our Lord God Jesus. Always mindful of new readers.

      (John 1:1-4; “In the beginning was the Word, “Jesus” and the Word “Jesus” was with God, “the Father” and the Word “Jesus” was fully God. The Word “Jesus” was with God “the Father” in the beginning. All things were created by Him, “Jesus” and apart from Him “Jesus” not one thing was created that has been created. In Him, “Jesus” was life, and the Life, “Jesus” was the light of mankind. And the light “Jesus” shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.”)

       John understood that Jesus was Creator, Re-creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, Savior, the Resurrection, One through whom is life, Mediator and coming King of Kings. It isn’t likely that Jesus’ apostle Paul had access to John’s written gospel account at the time he explained Jesus’ deity to the Colossians.

       (Colossians 1:15-20; “He, “Jesus” is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven and on earth were created by Him, “Jesus” – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through Him, “Jesus” and for Him, “Jesus.” He Himself is before all things and all things are held together 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, “Jesus” Himself may become first in all things. For God, “the Father” was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in the Son, “Jesus” and through Him. “Jesus” to reconcile all things to Himself by making peace through the blood of His, “Jesus’” cross – through Him, “Jesus” whether things on earth or things in heaven.”)

       If this Jesus isn’t revealed to our understanding, “we neither know Him nor God the Father. Understand; we Christians are mindful that Jesus loved us first by revealing Himself: “so we love Him as He manifest Himself to be in the holy scriptures. Thus we are led to love God the Father and God the Son.

       (1John 2:3-6; “Now by this we know that we have come to know God: if we keep His commandments. The one who says “I have come to know God” and yet does not keep His commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in such a person. But whoever obeys His Word, truly in this person the love of God has been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him. The one who says he resides in God ought himself to walk just as Jesus walked.”)

       Jesus made The Way “to eternal life through Himself.” Only through God the Son, “Jesus” do Believers IN inherit eternal life. Through believing IN God the Father and God the Son People are “born from above” gifted with a NEW NATURE. (See John 3:3-8)

      Through this NEW gifted nature Christians are able to comply with the apostle Peter’s written words.

       (1 Peter 1:13-25; “Therefore, get your minds ready for action by being fully sober, and set your hope completely on the grace that will be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed. Like obedient children, do not comply with the evil urges you used to follow in your ignorance, but, like the Holy One who CALLED you, become holy yourselves in all of your conduct, for it is written, “You shall be holy, because I am holy.” (Peter is quoting Leviticus 19:22)

      (17) And if you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, live out the time of your temporary residence here in reverence. You know that from your empty way of life inherited from your ancestors you were ransomed – not by perishable things like silver or gold, but by precious blood like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb, namely Christ. He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was manifested in these last times for your sake. (21) Through Him you now trust in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.. (22) You have purified your souls by obeying the truth in order to show sincere mutual love. So love one another earnestly from a pure heart. (23) You have been born anew, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God. (24) For all flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of the grass; the grass withers and the flower falls off, but the word of the Lord endures forever.”)

       We are born anew from the imperishable Seed, “the living and enduring word of God.”

      For His own purposes, “Creator God put in Adam and his descendents’ an inherited self serving “prone to be disobedient nature.” An ungodly nature desiring to make it’s own choices regarding “particular moral codes of conduct.” Choosing for self “what’s right, wrong, good and evil.” Mankind doesn’t naturally understand, “the way that seems right to our inherited nature is the way of death.!” WHY SO? Our Creator said so! THUS, God made people such that we need a nature change!

      Study Peter’s two letters carefully, “pray that Jesus reveal Himself to your mind.” In addition to understanding our need of a NEW NATURE, “we MUST know that Satan, his demons and human followers have agendas.” Among Jesus’ warnings to followers, He explained that we aren’t exempt from a suffering like that of His. Jesus said; (“A disciple is not greater than his teacher, nor a slave greater than his master. It is enough for the disciple to become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If they have called the head of the house ‘Beelzebul,’ how much more will they defame the members of his household!” Matt 10:24-25) Likewise Peter explained Satan’s purpose.

      (1Peter 5:8-11; “Be sober and alert. Your enemy the devil, like a roaring lion, is on the prowl looking for someone to devour. Resist him, strong in your faith, because you know that your brothers and sisters throughout the world are enduring the same kinds of suffering. And, after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace who CALLED you to HIS eternal glory in Christ will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. (11) To Him belongs the power forever.” Amen.)

      The CALLED must “overcome to the end. WHAT do we need to overcome? (The pulls of our inherited from Adam nature; “while yielding to our inherited gifted from Jesus’ nature; that‘s growing in the grace and knowledge of our Savior, Jesus.”) WHO do we need to resist and flee from? False teachers as Peter describes.

      (2 Peter 2:17-22; “These ’unbelieving’ men are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm, for whom the utter depths of darkness have been reserved. (note the past tense) (18) For by speaking high-sounding but empty words they are able to entice, with fleshly desires and with debauchery, people who have just escaped from those who reside in error. (19) Although these false teachers promise such people freedom, they themselves are enslaved to immorality. For whatever a person succumbs to, TO THAT he is enslaved. For if after they have escaped the filthy things of the world through the rich knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they again get entangled in them and succumb to them, their last state has become worse for them than their first. For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than, having known it, to turn back from the holy commandment that had been delivered to them. (22) They are illustrations of this true proverb: “A dog returns to its own vomit,” and “A sow, after washing herself, wallows in the mire.”)

      Jesus also said, “we need to count the cost.” (“Whoever does not carry his own cross and follow Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn’t sit down first and compute the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?” Luke 14:27-28) May we be gifted with The Faith to know that Jesus does keep all His promises.

       Satan is giving unbelieving scoffers a lot to scoff about. The apostle Paul delivers a powerful indictment to such people.

       (Romans 1:18-25; “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of people who suppress the truth by their unrighteousness, because what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes – His eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, because they are understood through what has been made. So people are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or give Him thanks, but they became futile in their thoughts and their senseless hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for an image resembling mortal human beings or birds or four-footed animals or reptiles.. Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to impurity, to dishonor their bodies among themselves. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever!” Amen.)

       Way back, “from their fleshly intellect” pagans learned the movements of God’s heavenly bodies and set their calendar to the winter equinox. BUT God led His people from “heavenly planet worship” setting His appointed times, foreshadowing His plan and outcomes.

       (Lev 23:1-8; “The Lord spoke to Moses: “Speak to the Israelites and tell them, ‘These are the Lord’s appointed times which you must proclaim as holy assemblies – My appointed times: “‘Six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there must be a Sabbath of complete rest, a holy assembly. You must not do any work; it is a Sabbath to the Lord in all the places where you live. (4) “‘These are the Lord’s appointed times, holy assemblies, which you must proclaim at their appointed time. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, is a Passover offering to the Lord. Then on the fifteenth day of the same month will be the festival of unleavened bread to the Lord; seven days you must eat unleavened bread. On the first day there will be a holy assembly for you; you must not do any regular work. You must present a gift to the Lord for seven days, and the seventh day is a holy assembly; you must not do any regular work.’”)

       God appointed for His people, “times corresponding to His plan for our saving.” Passover and the events described in Exodus 12:, “foreshadowed Jesus’ shed blood and His death for the remission of sins.” Other holy times described in Leviticus 23, foreshadow God’s gifting people with His holy spirit, making people at one with Himself, the resurrection and Jesus’ millennial kingdom on earth. Study the book.

      Many people have made false predictions based on their fleshly notions which they get from demonic sources. Giving demonic led unbelieving scoffers ammunition to say, “where is the promise of His coming?”

On God, one Absolute truth, chapter 7

Thursday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Saturday, 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

Wednesday, 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.