One God, one absolute truth, chapter 11

(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.

 

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