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The Family, (God’s Household) chapter 12

Monday, February 26th, 2018

(To 9,747) In resident churches: “A predestined people being made temples of His spirit.” 2/26/18  God’s 12th month, Adar 11, 5778 until sunset.

      Genuine repentance is gifted when God reveals Himself and gives the desire to know Him intimately. God and followers of Jesus are One in purpose, desire and family. Followers of Jesus are spiritually led to repent for having ever desired to usurp God’s authority. Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to share His motivation and the motivation Christians must grow to. 

          (Philippians  2:3-11; “Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself. Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well. You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had, who though He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped, but emptied Himself by taking on the form of a slave, by looking like other men, and by sharing in human nature. He humbled Himself, by becoming obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross. (9) As a result God, ’Our Father’ exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow – in heaven and on earth and under the earth –  and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.”)

       Genuine repentance is to desire a nature change; from that inherited from Adam to one gifted by God our Father, that is likened to Jesus’. Jesus shared our human nature, but humbled Himself to become obedient to the Father’s will.

       Since Jesus’ personal ministry on earth and particularly since His ascension, “His followers, regardless of heritage become spiritual Israelites “ (As were the Israelites “by promise and predestined” a set aside “sanctified” people of God’s choosing, “so are followers of Jesus.”) Israelites were predestined by promise to Abraham, “to be delivered from Egyptian bondage:” which represents sin. .Not for any good works, but by promise to Abraham. These things were revealed to Jesus’ apostles; have been revealed to His followers past and are being revealed to His followers present.

      (2Timothy 1:9-10; “He ’Jesus’ 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!)

     Heavenly Father: make us mindful that You make rules for our well being. Help us understand; “Your Ways are holy, righteous and good.” Make us mindful: “it’s Your righteous planning on our behalf: the reason we’re called  and it’s our joint purpose to rid this earth of evil.” Please gift us to desire Your kingdom’s soon coming. We ask in Jesus’ holy name. AMEN

      Worldly religions do not understand God‘s; “grace, mercy, love and planning.” They reject God’s Ways and make their own rules fit their particular liking. Such thinking make people vulnerable to their fleshly nature and Satan’s demonic way. Until God intervenes, reveals Himself and grants repentance, “people are natural idolaters!” In the flesh people idolizing worldly possessions, revere other people and power. Make heroes of people fitting their fleshly ideals. These natural inclinations, “are the way to eternal death.”

      (Prov 14:12; “There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way that leads to death.”

       Few are spiritually led to understand: “all people inherited several problems at birth.” (1) Our fleshly nature wants it’s own way, (the way that seems right) rather than God’s Way. (2) Satan’s, “get way” appeals to our self serving nature. (3) People don’t naturally discern that repentance is; “yielding to what God says is right and forsaking what may seems right to our fleshly inherited nature.”

       Only when God spiritually intervenes, “do people discern: “it’s idolatry to reject God’s Ways.” Deciding for self, what’s right, wrong, good and evil is idolatry and “makes people their own little gods.” Yielding to worldly generated influences, “is yielding to the demonic.” (We know this because, “God says, “Satan is the god of this world, ‘age.’”) A yielding to worldly influences that disagrees with God’s Way, “is proof that people aren’t believers IN God.” (NOW, most people do believe, “a supernatural deity exist” but few are led to study His Word and seek to know Him as He is manifested to be in His own inspired prophetic revelations through His prophets and apostles.) Few are spiritually gifted to discern that Jesus is the Creator Son of God the Father. (Thus, until God reveals Himself, people are not naturally willing to forsake the ways that seem right to their fleshly inherited nature.) Consider Paul’s words to called out people “led to believe IN.”

       (2 Corinthians 4:1-6; “Therefore, since we have this ministry, just as God has shown us mercy, we do not become discouraged. But we have rejected shameful hidden deeds, not behaving with deceptiveness or distorting the word of God, but by open proclamation of the truth we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience before God. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing, among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe so they would not see the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. (6) For God, who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the One who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.”) (See Isaiah 9:2 & Gen 1:3, also) Jesus is the One “the Spokesperson” saying; (“Let there be light.” And there was light!)

      People living the way that seems right to themselves and rejecting God’s Way are, “those perishing.” Satan’s influence in the world, “blinds the minds of fleshly minded unbelievers.” Worldly religions do not seem to grasp that Jesus manifested Himself as, “the Christ, “who is the image of God the Father.” So, what about, “those who are perishing, among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe so they would not see the light of the glorious gospel of Christ? Are they doomed to eternal punishment? NO. Are deceased unbelievers in a place of torment? NO. Will they be resurrected and face God’s judgment? YES.

      Worldly religions aren’t gifted to understand the grace, mercy and loving ways of our Creator God. They don’t know His planning is certain.

      (Isa 14:24; The Lord who commands armies makes this solemn vow: “Be sure of this: Just as I have intended, so it will be; just as I have planned, it will happen.)

      Preferring to believe a demonic doctrine of, “an ongoing ever burning hell fire that’s punishes bad folks forever, “because they erroneously believe people are born immortal at birth.” Mainly, these views come from Satan’s two lies and his deceptive foundation.

       After the devil questioned Eve about what God had said, Eve replied; “God said, ‘We must not eat from it, “the forbidden” and not touch it, or else we will die.” Gen 3:3) Then the devil called God a liar, saying to Eve, “Surely you will not die, for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will open and you will be like divine beings who know good and evil.” Gen 3:4-5) Lie number (1) “surely you will not die.” (Meaning you are born immortal“ that is: born to live forever someplace.) Lie number (2) “You will be like divine being who know good and evil.” That is: “as divine beings, you will know what’s right.”

      (All worldly religions practice and live as if they believe in these two demonic lies!)

Worldly religions’ “doctrinal foundational hinges on Satan’s two lies.” (Hinduism, Islam, Catholics, Protestants and the rest, “teach some form of these two lies.” (1) All people live forever someplace after death. (2) We’re divine, “have the smarts to make our own rules about good, evil, right and wrong.

       People believing IN, the God of Abraham “yield to God’s View, regarding good, evil, right and wrong.” Refuse to shun ways; “God’s Word says are an abomination to Him.” Followers of Jesus are mindful that abominations to God, “are to us also.” Things God’s Word says are holy to Him, “are holy to Believers IN Him.”

       When worldly religions question Jesus’ teaching through Paul regarding, “those who are perishing, among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe so they would not see the light of the glorious gospel of Christ.” They assume their particular group is enlightened. But, when they’re resurrected, “they will see God‘s Way in progress; it‘s goodness: then many will be gifted with repentant minds!” All will be resurrected, each in their own order. (See 1Cor 5:22-23; “For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him.” As Jesus restored Lazarus’ back to life in the flesh; “after being dead four days;” God can restore life after hundreds or thousands of years! All will be righteously judged.

      Called out Christians; “having these precious truth revealed in this age.” Followers of Jesus are being judged in this age!” Born from above, followers of Jesus, “recipients of His Holy Spirit;” will be in the first resurrection. Jesus’ promises are certain. (To His disciples Jesus says; (“Do not let your hearts be distressed. You believe in God; believe also in Me. There are many dwelling places in My Father’s house. ‘Otherwise, I would have told you,’ because I am going away to make ready a place for you. And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will come again and TAKE you to be with Me, so that where I am you may be too. And you know the way where I am going.” John 14:1-3)

      Believing IN, “followers of Jesus” are spirit led to turn from what seems right to the fleshly inherited nature and stand firm, “overcome the flesh” to the end.” Digest Paul’s words to Believers.

      (1 Corinthians 15:1-11; “Now I want to make clear for you, brothers and sisters, the gospel that I preached to you, that you received and on which you stand, and by which you are being saved, “if you hold firmly to the message” I preached to you – unless you believed in vain. For I passed on to you as of first importance what I also received – that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, “Peter” then to the twelve. (6) Then He appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles. (8) Last of all, as though to one born at the wrong time, He appeared to me also. For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me has not been in vain. In fact, I worked harder than all of them – yet not I, but the grace of God with me. (11) Whether then it was I or they, this is the way we preach and this is the way you believed.”)

       Few think of their sin being as egregious as Paul’s, but the fact is, “none of us are worthy of God’s forgiveness.” Paul is writing to a Corinthian congregation and to all followers of Jesus. He is NOT writing to the unbelieving citizens in Corinth: nor to unbelievers in this age. He is writing to recipients of “the good news” about Jesus. To people standing on truth and mindful that they are being saved. (People with knowledge of Jesus’ resurrection on the third day as He said He would be.) People believing IN, “Jesus’ appearing to many witnesses.” People believing IN the miracle of, “their own minds having been opened.”

      Jesus said that His words would be our judge. (If anyone hears “understands” My words and does not obey them, I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. The one who rejects Me and does not accept My words has a judge; the word I have spoken will judge him at the last day.” John 12:47-48) )

       The primary and final judgment, is what Jesus is referring to as the “last day.” The Feast of Tabernacles will be celebrated during Jesus’ millennial rule and the eighth day of the feast is called, “the last great day.” Jesus and His followers keep His holy days.

      (John 7:37-39; “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.’” (Now He 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.”)

      We believe, “that Last Great Day” foreshadows the end time judgment. We know, the Feast of Tabernacles foreshadows Jesus’ thousand year, “millennial” rule on this earth.

Believers IN Jesus “are spiritual Israelites and heirs with Abraham.” (See Galatians 3:29) A large portion of this earth’s populations are Abraham’s physical descendents. Paul wrote to the Romans.

      (Rom 11:25-27; “For I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: A partial hardening has happened to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion; He will remove ungodliness from Jacob. And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”) (Study God’s word regarding Israel’s future deliverance. See Isa 22:, 35: , 51:, 65:. and Jeremiah 31:. Consider that, “in the flesh we are desperately wicked: Jer 17:9)

      Jesus revealed these things to His apostles and is now revealing them to His followers in this age. To John, in His book titled “Jesus’ Revelations to John” the end of unrighteousness is revealed. May we Believers IN, overcome, “conquer” to the end.

Consider Jesus’ revelations to John regarding judgment and a second death again.

        (Rev 21:7-8; “The one who conquers ’overcomes’ will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.”)

        We repeat, worldly religions don’t understand God’s grace, mercy and loving ways He has planned. They reject God’s Ways and make denominational rules fit their particular doctrines..

The Family, (God’s Household) chapter 11

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

(To 9,725) In resident churches: “A predestined people being made temples of His spirit.” 2/25/18  God’s 12th month, Adar 10, 5778 until sunset.

      Most if not all denominations that use Jesus’ name, “assume He came to change His Father’s laws, statues, and oracles.” Practice a way of living that “assumes Jesus is more condoning, ‘lenient’ than His Father.” So the majority feel comfortable adhering to paganism “rather than God’s commandments “ They aren‘t taught that the same deity, who God the Father named “Jesus” is in fact the Lord God who said, “let us make man in Our image.“ He is the same Lord God that communed with Adam and Eve. The One that said to Cain, (“why are you angry, and why is your expression downcast? Is it not true that if you do what is right, you will be fine? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at the door. It, ’sin’ desires to dominate you, but you must subdue it, “sin.”) The Lord God that spoke to Adam, Cain, Job and Noah was named “Jesus” by His Father and together, chose that He, “be born in the flesh” and in the flesh said, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats from this bread he will live forever. The bread that I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.”) See John 6:51.

       The Lord God who became “Jesus” spoke to the Israelites through His prophet Amos,

       (Amos 5:24-27; “Justice must flow like torrents of water, righteous actions like a stream that never dries up. You did not bring Me sacrifices and grain offerings during the forty years you spent in the wilderness, “family of Israel.” You will pick up your images of Sikkuth, your king, and Kiyyun, your star god, which you made for yourselves and I will drive you into exile beyond Damascus,” says the Lord.”

       To believe IN Jesus, we must know how He manifested Himself to His apostles and as He expects us to think of Him. Study Hebrews 1: and John 1:1-5 and lets read Colossians. (We aren’t apologetic about using these scriptures often, “because we aren’t Believers unless we believe IN Him as He manifest Himself to be.)   

       (Col 1:15-20; “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation,

(16) 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. (Even God the Father’s creations were through Jesus and for Jesus.) (17) He Himself is before all things and all things are held together in Him. (sustained.) 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. For God 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.”)

       Demonstrating Himself to be the Son of God, “Jesus made aged wine from water, healed people from diseases, ReCreated bread and fish to feed thousands, walked on water and resurrected Lazarus back to physical life. Jesus suffered, died and was resurrected just at the prophets had written. (After three nights and three days women went to the tomb where Jesus was buried and when they did not find His body, they came back and said they had seen a vision of angels, who said He was alive Then some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Him.” (So He, ’Jesus’ said to them, “You foolish people – how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Wasn’t it necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and enter into His glory?” Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, He interpreted to them the things written about Himself in all the scriptures.”) Luke 24:21-27   (It’s what the Father does through His spirit for recipients today.) 

       Spiritual understanding is gifted to God’s chosen people, “those whom is given grace to love God the Father and God the Son as manifested to be!” Few professing Christians, “even know how He is manifested to be.”

       Satan, “the god of this age” wants people to think of Jesus as pagans think of their gods. Satan deceives the majority with ambition to make the scriptures fit their fleshly motivated ideas. Jesus was looking to and through our time when He said: “Many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and they will mislead many.” Mark 13:6) It’s God’s plan, ‘that few scholarly minded, wealthy and people with authority be gifted to understand spiritual truths.” Called followers of and believers IN Jesus are gifted to know, “spiritual truths squares with God’s original inspired Words.” Truthful sources aren’t popular as Jesus pointed out, and  Mark recorded at 13:6..Today’s Christendom populations have been taught to assume; “merely calling on the name “Jesus” saves,”

      Thank God for His many revealed truths, particularly; (“Then I will turn to the people a pure language, that they may call on the name of the Lord with one consent.” Zephaniah 3:9).

      Thank God for Jesus’ promised return with a new government of peace on this earth. Christians are praying that God speed that time. Praying too, that some of the prophesied conditions Jesus noted at Matthew 24: “be cut very short before taking place.” Otherwise, prior to Jesus’ return, “unparallel suffering such as has never before been is coming.” Study the whole chapter.

      (Matthew 24:36-41; “But as for that day and hour no one knows it – not even the angels in heaven – except the Father alone. For just like the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. For in those days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark. And they knew nothing until the flood came and took them all away. It will be the same at the coming of the Son of Man. Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one left. (41) There will be two women grinding grain with a mill; one will be taken and one left.”) People fathered by God, “born from above” will be changed to “spirit beings” and meet resurrected Saints in the air. (See 1Cor 15:)

        Evil of all sorts was rampant before the flood. Corruption of this earth’s populations is now very close to being as in Noah’s day. It could get worse, but rest assured “God our Father will shorten the time for His Elect’s sake.” (“And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the Elect those days will be cut short.” Matt 24:22)

       Unbelievers love this world’s system of things and we need to know: “demonic led false teachers are likely to do miraculous things to deceive, “if possible, even the Elect.”.

      (Matt 24:9-14; “Then they will hand you, ’believers in Me’ over to be persecuted and will kill you. You will be hated by all the nations because of My name. Then many will be led into sin, and they will betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will appear and deceive many, and because lawlessness will increase so much, the love of many will grow cold. But the person who endures to the end will be saved. (14) And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.”) WHAT END? End of the world? NO! The end of Satan and his influence on earth? Yes.

      People teaching “a rapture and immortality at birth doctrine” use Matt 24:41, and normally teach little about Jesus’ millennial rule on earth, Israelites deliverance to their former borders and the world looking to them for direction.

       The dead in Christ are to rise first, “then the alive fathered by God ’born from above people will be changed quickly.” (Study 1Corinthians 15) Christians are praying: “God’s cutting time short will result in some prophecy being set aside!”

      (1 Cor 13:8-13; “Love never ends. But if there are prophecies, they will be set aside; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be set aside. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part, but when what is perfect comes, the partial will be set aside. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. But when I became an adult, I set aside childish ways. (12) For now we see in a mirror indirectly, “darkly” but then we will see face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”)

      Jesus is coming, “the fathered” “begotten” “people born from above” will meet Him and resurrected Saints in the air; “then return to serve with Him one thousand years.”

       At a time of God’s choosing, “there will be physical resurrections, judgment and a second death for the unrepentant.” When the millennial age ends, “New Jerusalem with God the Father will come down.” (“If anyone hears “understands” My words and does not obey them, I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. The one who rejects Me and does not accept My words has a judge; the word I have spoken will judge him at the last day.” John 12:47-48)

      (Revelations 21:7-8; “The one who conquers will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.”)

       May we be led to worship God the Father and God the Son as manifested to be. May we yield to and be guided by His Holy Spirit imputed to our minds.

The Family, (God’s Household) chapter 10

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

(To 9,687) In resident churches: “A predestined people being made temples of His spirit.” 2/23/18  God’s 12th month, Adar 8, 5778 until sunset.

      Holy Creator God: please give each reader a desire to seek Your Truth. We ask that You have mercy on those teaching denominationalism and grant many Your gift of repentance is our prayer in Jesus’ holy name. AMEN

        Several old English translations are similar to the popular King James, “such as Wycliffe.” All admit accuracy difficulty “to the English language.” (By the time of Wycliffe and King James versions, “Satan had influenced Catholicism’s established dogma inherited from paganism: much presupposed doctrines had entered.”) Erroneous ideas and agendas are still major hindrances to truth discovery. Pharisee - Sadducee mentality is still primary in our nature. (Example: “my ethical friend Dan’ has no problem stating: “I am a King James man, myself.”) Dan is protestant and doesn’t necessarily have a personal agenda; “he’s just sold on KJV accuracy.” (The Net Bible translators admit, “customs render their choice of English wording.”) The old Trinity Doctrine is the cause of their choice of “advocate” over “comforter” or “teacher” saying advocate is a closer approximation to the apostle John’s intent. From the same erroneous supposition the KJV uses Comforter or Teacher; “capitalizing to denote a masculine view.”

        They seem to miss Jesus’ revelations to Isaiah; explaining why misunderstandings are given to rebellious people. .

        (Isa 28:9-13; “Who is the Lord trying to teach? To whom is He explaining a message? Those just weaned from milk! Those just taken from their mother’s breast! Indeed, they will hear meaningless gibberish, senseless babbling, a syllable here, a syllable there. (11) For with mocking lips and a foreign tongue He will speak to these ’rebellious’ people. In the past He said to them, “This is where security can be found. Provide security for the one who is exhausted! This is where rest can be found.” But they refused to listen. (13) So the Lord’s word to them will sound like meaningless gibberish, senseless babbling, a syllable here, a syllable there. As a result, they will fall on their backsides when they try to walk, and be injured, ensnared, and captured.”)

      Prior to this message to rebellious Israelites, Isaiah responded to God.

      (Isa 6:8-10; “I heard the voice of the sovereign master say, “Whom will I send? Who will go on Our behalf?” I answered, “Here I am, send me!” He said, “Go and tell these people: ‘Listen continually, but don’t understand! Look continually, but don’t perceive!’ Make the hearts of these people calloused; make their ears deaf and their eyes blind!

Otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears, their hearts might understand and they might repent and be healed.”) Jesus repeated these words: telling why He spoke in parables to unbelieving people. (See Matthew 13:10)

       A prayerful reviews of John 14:, first and second John is needed. Jesus defined the Holy Spirit as, “likened it to the wind” not a deity nor an individual 

      (John 3:7-8; “Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’ The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”) Likewise, Dr. Luke described the Holy Spirit’s miraculous imputations on that Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension, as noisy and made visible. 

      (Acts 2:1-4; “Now when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound3 like a violent wind blowing came from heaven and filled the entire house where they were sitting. And tongues spreading out like a fire appeared to them and came to rest on each one of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them.”)

       The apostles salutations in their letters were “by authority of or from God the Father and Jesus Christ, “never include the Holy Spirit.” Obviously they didn’t believe the Holy Spirit to be a person or deity with God.

      Believing any lie distorts, to the degree that if you believe one “another must be used to support the first.” Whether architectural design, mechanical laws of leverage or God designed spiritual truths, “distortions disrupts intended meanings “outcome.” If an architect’s pattern and building design isn’t followed precisely, “it’s detected when materials don’t fit accurately.” When construction leverages aren’t enough, “a collapse is inevitable.” People hire lawyers to limit word misunderstandings in contracts. Even then, there‘s disputes and people go to court. Word’s meanings must be accurate, “else there’s confusion and divisions.”

      Our New Testament, “Covenant” is a contract between our Creator and people He calls. The called too, have problems over words. Especially when agenda’s and pagan considerations is injected. Let’s consider two things regarding language confusion from God’s view. (1) Why did Jesus speak in parables? Review His words at Matthew 13:10, with the knowledge that He is quoting what He had previously inspired at Isaiah 6:9-10..(2) Consider why the Lord God scattered the people of Babel? With a common language, the people had grown to think themselves greater than God intended.

      (Gen 11:5-9; “But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower that the people had started building. And the Lord said, “If as one people all sharing a common language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be beyond them. Come, let’s go down and confuse their language so they won’t be able to understand each other. So the Lord scattered them from there across the face of the entire earth, and they stopped building the city. (9) That is why its name was called Babel – because there the Lord confused the language of the entire world, and from there the Lord scattered them across the face of the entire earth.”)

      Satan was the instigator of the people’s intent. However, because people rejected God, it became His will, “that people be allowed to go the way of choice until His set time.” Likely to demonstrate that people aren’t capable of ruling themselves, “when they think to do according to what seems right to their inherited nature.”

       The people of Babel, Pharisee types and today’s unbelievers, “want to live according to what seems right to their fleshly inherited from Adam outlook.” Jesus had His apostle Paul explain His New Covenant with His people..

      (Rom 8:5-11; “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. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. You, ’followers of Jesus’ 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. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is your life because of righteousness. 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.”)

      The evolution of language and translations of spiritual matters, “are laced with demonic confusion and deceptive agendas.” Satan being the architect and author of confusion relishes deceiving people. When one of his lies is believed, “it must have the support of another.“ With Satan’s influencing spirit, unbelieving people distorted God’s word drastically as Catholicism was organized.  But God foreknew their demonic intent. His Word identifies Satan as the god of this world and the Author of confusion. No wonder we have so many religions! (See 1Corinthians 14:33; “for God is not characterized by disorder but by peace.” Speaking of distorters Paul wrote.

        (2Cor 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.”)

      During Jesus’ ministry through His apostles, “Believers are cautioned about people twisting His truth. for personal benefit. Jesus’ half brother in the flesh; “Jude” was particularly spirit led to write of the on going conspiracy.(Read - study JUDE)

       Serious students of God’s Word must study Jesus’ explanation through Paul; explaining that spiritual understanding is, “to the mature who love God.” In other words; “fleshly minded people are not given understanding of spiritually revealed truths!” God’s new covenant isn’t with unbelievers.

      (1Corinthians 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. 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.” (10) God has REVEALED these to us by the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the things of a man except the man’s spirit within him? So too, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we, “Believers IN- Christians” have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things that are freely given to us by God. And we speak about these things, not with words taught 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. (16) For who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to advise him? But we, “followers of Jesus” have the mind of Christ.”)

      Many unbelievers, “those whom Jesus has NOT revealed Himself to” desire leadership and thus follow their fleshly inclinations to make merchandise of people! These use their credentials, charisma and talents to twist God’s Word: support their view, “opinions.”

       Christians know “by revelation” and Jesus’ own Words, that He foreknew all these things and their outcome. (Review our last study) The “hidden mystery” not understood by the rulers in Paul’s day, aren’t understood in this age either! We can’t name one national leader that understands these things. No denominational leader teaches these things? Only God’s called out individuals are gifted to comprehend spiritual truths!

The Family, (God’s Household) chapter 9

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

(To 9,627) In resident churches: “A predestined people being made temples of His spirit.” 2/21/18  God’s 12th month, Adar 6, 5778 until sunset.

      The use of pure words, their meaning, “how discerned - understood” creates beliefs, which becomes the foundation of our character. Thus, an accurate translation of God’s “inspired Word” is very important. Consider a portion of God’s millennial prophecy in two translations. (NET BIBLE: Zephaniah 3:9 “Know for sure that I will then enable the nations to give Me acceptable praise. All of them will invoke the Lord’s name when they pray, and will worship Him in unison.”) (KING JAMES:(Zeph 3:9; “For then I will turn to the people, a pure language, that they all call upon the name of the Lord to serve Him with one consent.) Both: (a) I will then enable the nations” and (b)“I will turn to the people” give us to understanding that God is going to do the revealing.) Multiple denominations will cease to exist. These, translations give us understanding that God is going to make all people serve and “give acceptable praise” all with gifted knowledge. So, what’s keeping the world from understanding God’s truth today? Fleshly inherited from Adam nature.
      God’s plan for His people is more awesome than denominational minded folks can imagine. Jesus inspired the prophets to share the result of people’s disobedience.
       (Zephaniah 3:6; “I destroyed nations; their walled cities are in ruins. I turned their streets into ruins; no one passes through them. Their cities are desolate; no one lives there.”) Whether God allows destruction from warring nations or personally destroys; “It’s His doing, He allows by allowing people go their way of choice. Most prophecy is from the point of view: “it is done, because God’s Word and plans are sure.” Consider the prophetic events described in Revelations. It’s evident that most people will not view punishments as reason to repent and respect God’s Way.
      (Zeph 3:7; “I thought, ‘Certainly you, ;Israelites’ will respect Me, now you will accept correction!.‘ If she had done so, her home would not be destroyed by all the punishments I have threatened. But they eagerly sinned in everything they did.”) Other prophecies indicate that most people harden their hearts rather than turn to God when punishment is rendered. Few recognize that wars and destructive conditions are the result of sin and choose a turning. That is repent for having lived the way that seemed right to the fleshly intellect.) Zephaniah’s prophecy parallels Isaiah’s and Jeremiah’s.
      (Zeph 3:8-14; “Therefore you must wait patiently for Me,” says the Lord, “for the day when I attack and take plunder.” I have decided to gather nations together and assemble kingdoms, so I can pour out my fury on them – all My raging anger. For the whole earth will be consumed by My fiery anger. (9) Know for sure that I will then enable the nations to give Me acceptable praise. All of them will invoke the Lord’s name when they pray, and will worship Him in unison. (10) From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia, those who pray to Me will bring Me tribute. In that day you will not be ashamed of all your rebelliousness against Me, for then I will remove from your midst those who proudly boast, and you will never again be arrogant on My holy hill. (12) I will leave in your midst a humble and meek group of people, and they will find safety in the Lord’s presence. (13) The Israelites who remain will NOT act deceitfully. They will not lie, and a deceitful tongue will not be found in their mouth. Indeed, they will graze peacefully like sheep and lie down; no one will terrify them.” Shout for joy, Daughter Zion! Shout out, Israel! Be happy and boast with all your heart, Daughter Jerusalem!”

      (Zehp 3:15-18; “The Lord has removed the judgment against you; He has turned back your enemy. Israel’s king, the Lord, is in your midst! You no longer need to fear disaster. On that day they will say to Jerusalem, “Don’t be afraid, Zion! Your hands must not be paralyzed from panic! (17) The Lord your God is in your midst; He is a warrior who can deliver. He takes great delight in you; He renews you by His love; He shouts for joy over you.” (18) “As for those who grieve because they cannot attend the festivals – I took them away from you; they became tribute and were a source of shame to you.”)

      THE WORLD WILL KEEP GOD’S festivals. God’s people will be ashamed of those not wanting to keep His festivals. We need to understand that most prophecy, “is for these latter days” and that the word, “Israel” literally means, “those God fights for.” Latter day Israelites include followers of Jesus. NOW Jesus INSPIRED His apostle Paul to identify TRUE ISRAELITES.

        (Galatians 3:26-29; “For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female – for all of you ARE ONE in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”) We need self examination: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.“ Galatians 5:22-23)
      (Zeph 3:19-20; “Look, at that time I will deal with those who mistreated you. I will rescue the lame sheep and gather together the scattered sheep. I will take away their humiliation and make the whole earth admire and respect them. (20) At that time I will lead you – at the time I gather you together. Be sure of this! I will make all the nations of the earth respect and admire you when you see ME restore you,” says the Lord.”)

       Notice, there is No works on the part of His Chosen People! As with the gift of salvation, “God does it all.” We need only boasting in Him. Words matter. “SO we need to realize the degree in which the god of this age, “Satan” twist and camouflages words. When God is camouflaged in the minds of people, “worshiping Him in spirit and truth is impossible.” Thinking in terms of “words matter” and consider Jesus’ Words.

      (Matt 7:7; “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.”) To whom should we ask? A deity of our imagination? NO. We must ask in the nature, “name” of Jesus as He manifest Himself to be in His holy inspired Word.”
      (Matt 7:8; “For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”) The one who is led to seek truthfully finds; “knocking” has the meaning of being persistent. The door indicates understanding of what is grasped for. Can we suppose Jesus is okay with our asking through the name of one of the many denominations? At 1 Thess 5:21-22; this same Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to write: “prove all things, hold fast to that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.” Even fleshly logic says, “we need to know to whom we are asking and that seeking carries the weight of sincerity.”
       (Matt 7:9-11; “Is there anyone among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you then, although you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him!”) All of us “in our fleshly nature are evil!” However; even fleshly people are led to give good gifts to their own. Our spiritual heavenly Father knows who is led to seek His in sincerity and truth.
      (Matt 7:12; “In everything, treat others as you would want them to treat you, for this fulfills the law and the prophets.”) God’s law, the prophets and His manifestation of Jesus is the foundations in which Jesus is revealed. Jesus made it clear that if folks did not believe the prophets, “they would not believe, though one came back from the dead.”

      (Luke 16:31; Jesus replied to him, ‘If they do not respond to Moses and the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.”)
      Through His apostle Paul, Jesus teaches us that Satan is the god of this age. (See 2 Corinthians 4:4) Jesus tells us that our god is that to which we respond to. (see Rom 6:16)
With these truths in mind we must conclude that seeking includes truthfulness of mind, in scriptural study, prayer and meditation. A questioning of various theologies is a must, in order to be a follower of Jesus and worship Him in spirit and truth. Thus, a Believer IN - Christian, “follower of Jesus” is spiritually led to know Jesus as He manifest Himself to be in the holy scriptures.

      Jesus manifest Himself to be Son of God, Creator, ReCreator, Sustainer, Savior, Mediator and coming King of Kings.. Reveals through His apostles John, Paul and Hebrews: “that He is all things.” (See John 1:1-5; Colossians 1:15-20 and Hebrews 1:)

     Jesus prayed to His Father and reveals through John, “in His revelations to John.” That at the end of His millennial rule, God the Father will come down with New Jerusalem and He and all creation will be subject to God the Father. (Study Revelations 21: & 22:) A study of God’s holy Word reveals to Believers IN, “Christians” “followers of Jesus” the planning and the characteristics of our Creator, “to the degree that He would have us know in this age.” Jesus reveals to His chosen that He and His Father are two individuals, “AT ONE with each other” having the same powers, purpose and planning of all things.
Jesus was baptized by His cousin, “John the Baptist” just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, “He saw the heavens splitting apart and the Spirit descending on Him like a dove.” Then a voice came from heaven: (“You are My One dear Son; in you I take great delight.” Mark 1:10-11)

       Unbelievers have problems with the revelations given to three of Jesus’ apostles. The event called, “the Mount of Transfiguration.” Jesus took Peter, James and John with Him to give them a glimpse of His kingdom. Peter remembered and recorded the event later.
       (2 Peter 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.” 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.” (18) When this voice was conveyed from heaven, we ourselves heard it, for we were with Him 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. 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.)

       God is not One individual; “the Godhead is now two” God the Father and God the Son. God is not a triune deity. The Holy Spirit is God’s spiritual power, Jesus likened it to the wind. The power God the Father and God the Son emits from themselves. God the Father gives His Holy Spirit to converted individuals of His choosing. His imputed spirit to our minds is identified as our advocate, comforter, guide and teacher; it leads us to overcome our inherited nature and demonic pulls to the end. Through His spirit, God the Father “fathers people, making them His literal children” and makes them to be AT ONE with Himself.
      Words matter! Satan has and is using individuals to camouflage God’s truth regarding the Godhead. Attempts to identify God’s spirit as a third member of the God family. (In the Hebrew and Greek languages, the words “holy spirit” are what translators called, “nuter-gender” words. Meaning the words aren’t  masculine in nature nor an noun. Translators admit, the Greek “pneuma” always “nuter gender.” cannot accurately be translated “he” as in the masculine gender.
       (John 14:15-17; “If you love Me, you will obey My commandments. Then I will ask the Father, and He will give you another advocate “comforter” to be with you forever – the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because the world does not see the spirit of truth or know “it” the spirit of truth.” But you know it, ’the spirit of truth’ because it ‘the spirit of truth’ resides with you and will be in you.”) Words matter, “translations are by people with pre-supposed notions, “agendas.” Thankfully knowledge is increased in these latter days. We must wait on revelations and knowledge as Daniel was told to do.

      (Daniel 12:4-13; “But you, Daniel, close up these words and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will dash about, and knowledge will increase.” I, Daniel, watched as two others stood there, one on each side of the river. One said to the man clothed in linen who was above the waters of the river, “When will the end of these wondrous events occur?” Then I heard the man clothed in linen who was over the waters of the river as He raised both His right and left hands to the sky and made an oath by the One who lives forever: “It is for a time, times, and half a time. Then, when the power of the One, ’Satan’ who shatters the holy people has been exhausted, all these things will be finished.” (8) I heard, but I did not understand. So I said, “Sir, what will happen after these things?” He said, “Go, Daniel. For these matters are closed and sealed until the time of the end. Many will be purified, made clean, and refined, but the wicked will go on being wicked. None of the wicked will understand, though the wise will understand. From the time that the daily sacrifice is removed and the abomination that causes desolation is set in place, there are 1,290 days. Blessed is the one who waits and attains to the 1,335 days. But you should go your way until the end. You will rest and then at the end of the days you will arise to receive what you have been allotted.”)

The Family, (God’s Household) chapter 8

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

(To 9,552) In resident churches: “A predestined people being made temples of His spirit.” 2/17/18  God’s 12th month, Adar 2, 5778 until sunset.

       Jesus revealed His new covenant with His called out people through Jeremiah; “a spiritual covenant with a spiritually begotten people, called to be Christ like.” His laws to be planted in their minds, “making each Christian at one with Himself.” (Review Jeremiah 31:31-34, from last study.) No follower of Jesus desires usurpation of   God’s authority in any way,: “many unbelieving don’t know they are.” Their minds and conscience are corrupted,” by the god of this age, who is to be bound when Jesus returns.” Then the world will learn and know Jesus as He has manifest Himself to be. Then Satan will be “unable to deceive. (Jesus revealed and Paul shared the characteristics of deceived people; “while pointing the Way for Jesus’ followers in this pre-millennial age.”)  

      (Titus 1:16; “They ‘deceived people’ profess to know God but with their deeds, “practices” they deny Him, since they are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for any good deed.”) Deceived people denies God’s Sabbaths, keep pagan times and ways that are abominable to God.”) Paul’s letter to Titus teaches The Way we should live in this pre-millennial age.

      (Titus 2:1-10; “But as for you, ’followers of Jesus’ communicate the behavior that goes with sound teaching. Older men are to be temperate, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in endurance. Older women likewise are to exhibit behavior fitting for those who are holy, not slandering, not slaves to excessive drinking, but teaching what is good. In this way they will train the younger women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be self-controlled, pure, fulfilling their duties at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the message of God may not be discredited. (6) Encourage younger men likewise to be self-controlled, showing yourself to be an example of good works in every way. In your teaching show integrity, dignity, and a sound message that cannot be criticized, so that any opponent will be at a loss, because he has nothing evil to say about us. (9) Slaves are to be subject to their own masters in everything, to do what is wanted and not talk back, not pilfering, but showing all good faith, in order to bring credit to the teaching of God our Savior in everything.”)

    The lesson? “We should be CONTENT with our state of being.” Some; “such as Philemon” were called while being a slave. (Study “Philemon” and consider Paul’s letter.

      Paul gives more instruction on this subject in his letter to the Corinthians.

      (1Cor 7:20-23; “Let each one remain in that situation in life in which he was called. Were you called as a slave? Do not worry about it. But if indeed you are able to be free, make the most of the opportunity. For the one who was called in the Lord as a slave is the Lord’s freedman. In the same way, the one who was called as a free person is Christ’s slave. You were bought with a price. Do not become slaves of men. In whatever situation someone was called, brothers and sisters, let him remain in it with God.”)

      Our attitudes toward God’s established authorities are important. For example: “laws of the land should be obeyed when they don’t conflict with God’s law.”

       (Titus 2:11;; “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men. “both men and women.” (Greek “all men” a generic here: referring to both men and women.) Obviously God’s grace has appeared for the purpose of bringing salvation to; “each in their own order.” (see 1 Cor 15:23)

       Titus 2:12-15; It “the grace of God” trains us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, as we wait for the happy fulfillment of our hope in the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He gave Himself for us to set us free from every kind of lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people who are truly His, who are eager to do good. (15) So communicate these things with the sort of exhortation or rebuke that carries full authority. Don’t let anyone look down on you.:) This grace, bringing salvation to all, “expands to His millennial reign!” We can’t over emphasize Jesus resurrection chapter revealed through Paul. Lets re-study.

       (1Corinthians 15:20-28; “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead also came through a man. For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. (23) But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him. (Then comes the end, when He “JESUS” hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He “JESUS” has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power.) (25) For He “JESUS” must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be eliminated is death. For He “GOD THE FATHER” has put everything in subjection under His “JESUS” feet. But when it says “everything” has been put in subjection, it is clear that this does not include the One “GOD THE FATHER” who put everything in subjection to Him “JESUS.” And when all things are subjected to Him “GOD THE FATHER“, then the Son Himself will be subjected to the One “GOD THE FATHER” who subjected everything to Him, so that God may be all in all.”) May we understand. May we worship the God of Abraham, “in spirit and truth.”)

       Heavenly Father: help us realize that You are Truth and You give understanding Make us know, “Your Truth is gifted.” We thank You for this revelation and in the name of Jesus we praise You. AMEN.

       There are no contradictions in God’s Word, “as He inspired it to be written.” Unbelievers relish the idea of finding “supposed contradictions” and enjoy debates. With this in mind we need to digest the reason Jesus spoke in parables again. DIGEST? Yes; pray that we’re each gifted to grasp God‘s truth, “realizing this unbelieving worlds’ religions cannot fathom the awesomeness of God’s preplanning.”

      (Then the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” Jesus replied, “You, ’followers of Me’ have been given the opportunity to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but they have not.” Matt 13:10-11, Quote from Isaiah 6:9-10.

      SECRETS of God’s Kingdom include His preplanned events, who He calls and gives understanding to. (Consider: “how could people worship a God of lesser abilities?”) Not only is God’s preplanning precisely accurate, but “He is holy, righteous and loving.” We Believers IN are gifted to know that “God knows what’s best for us individually” and “what’s best for this planet.” We don’t question His sovereignty.

       Jesus continued. “ For whoever has will be given more, and will have an abundance. But whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.” For this reason, I speak to them in parables: Although they see they do not see, and although they hear they do not hear nor do they understand.” (Matt 13;12-13, Quote from Isaiah 6:9-10)

       Theology schools don’t get it! (Only His called people are gifted to understand, that our awesome Creator God predestined the outcome of this world’s system of things.) Followers of Jesus are given to know that God is the Architect, “knowing the beginning and ending of all things.” Thus, we worship Him as He manifest Himself to be in His written word.

      Concerning the world at large Jesus continued answering the unbelievers. (“The prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: ‘You will listen carefully yet will never understand, you will look closely yet will never comprehend. For the heart of this people has become dull; they are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes, so that they would not see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.” (Matthew 13:14-15 & Isaiah 6:9-10)

      The fleshly minded are DULL, “hard of hearing and have closed minds regarding God‘s awesomeness!” How so.? (The FLESHLY inherited from Adam nature in people, leads each to desire and decide for themselves, “rather than, believe IN God.”) “Call it the Adam and Eve syndrome” if you please. (In other words; “all who aren’t called, depend on their fleshly outlook and their own rationale!” Any dependency on our rationale, “fleshly intellect” rather than our Creator God, “is idolatry.”

       Jesus is saying; “unbelievers listen carefully, try to comprehend, “but their minds aren’t attuned to spiritual matters.” (Example: “unbelievers rationalize that God didn’t really speak to a prophet, through the mouth of a donkey” nor “allow the devil to speak to Eve through a serpent.” They don’t see the significance of exact fulfilled prophecy. That God’s Word regarding Abraham’s descendents being in bondage 430 years was fulfilled.

      (Exodus 12:40-41; “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.”)

      In our last study we looked at Paul’s letter to Titus: in 2:11, the “Net Bible translation reads.” “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people.” The words “has appeared” & “bringing” indicates that salvation has already been brought to all people. The King James translation reads. “Now the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.” See why we need to consider the whole Word of God and compare translations?

      (Titus 2:12-13; It “the gifted grace of Godtrains us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, as we wait for the happy fulfillment of our hope in the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.”)

       Jesus promised to return and bring peace to this planet. God’s spirit in us, trains us to reject the fleshly way: “which  relies on inherited fleshly intellect.” The worldly decides for self, ‘what’s right, wrong good and evil‘.” Thus, the world rejects God’s Word, “that explicatively tells us what’s right, wrong, good and evil” in His View. The Christian hope is in the, “happy fulfillment of Jesus’ appearing and His promises.”

      (Titus 2:14; “He, “Jesus” gave Himself for us to set us free from every kind of lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people who are truly His, who are eager to do good.”)

       Jesus came to set us free from our self serving inherited fleshly nature:” that puts all people in bondage to the flesh. Do we understand, “there’s is a lawlessness in our fleshly nature?” Basically lawlessness is; “leaning on our own understanding.” Paul explained to God’s church at Rome.

      (Rom 8:6-7; “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.”)

       Unbelievers can’t grasp, “that the nature we inherited from Adam is naturally hostile to the ways of God. (Back to Titus next time.)

The Family, (God’s Household) chapter 7

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

(To 9,535) In resident churches: “A predestined people being made temples of His spirit.” 2/17/18  God’s 12th month, Adar 2, 5778 until sunset.

       Sabbaths are made for man (See Exodus 16:29, Mark 2:27, Matt 12:8, Col 2:16-17) Remembering and keeping God’s Sabbath looks back to “The Lord God’s resting” after recreating a “void and without form earth,” creating mankind in His image: and looking forward to Jesus’ return, a millennial rest, Satan bound, peace on earth, judgment and God the Father coming down with New Jerusalem. (“Jesus ask us to pray that when Judea faces “the abomination of desolation” spoken about by Daniel the prophet, “people must flee to the mountains and pray your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath.”) See Matthew 24:15-20. Sabbaths are perpetual.

      Heavenly Father and our Lord God and Savior Jesus: permit us to come before Your throne, thankful for saving grace, “eternal life,” resurrections, Your planned deliverance of Israelites to once again occupy lands, “boundaries promised Abraham,” AMEN..   

      Satan in the culprit; “the cause of world wide deception and confusion.” God is holding Satan responsible and “He is yet going to deliver Israel and take away their sins.

Years after delivering Israel from Egypt through Moses; the Lord God “Jesus” prophesied “a future deliverance through Isaiah,” .

       (Isaiah 51:1-3; “There is Hope for the Future “Listen to Me, you who pursue godliness, who seek the Lord! Look at the Rock from which you were chiseled, at the quarry from which you were dug! Look at Abraham, your father, and Sarah, who gave you birth.

      When I summoned him, ‘Abraham’ he was a lone individual, but I blessed him and gave him numerous descendants. Certainly the Lord will console Zion; He will console all her ruins. He will make her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the Garden of the Lord. Happiness and joy will be restored to her, thanksgiving and the sound of music.

      (Isa 51:4-5; “Pay attention to Me, My people! Listen to Me, My people! For I will issue a decree, I will make My justice a light to the nations. I am ready to vindicate, I am ready to deliver, I will establish justice among the nations. The coastlands wait patiently for Me; they wait in anticipation for the revelation of My power.

      (Isa 51:6; “Look up at the sky, Look at the earth below! For the sky will dissipate like smoke, and the earth will wear out like clothes; its residents will die like gnats. But the deliverance I give is permanent; the vindication I provide will not disappear.

      (Isa 51:7-8; “Listen to Me, you who know what is right, you people who are aware of My law! Don’t be afraid of the insults of men; don’t be discouraged because of their abuse! For a moth will eat away at them like clothes; a clothes moth will devour them like wool. But the vindication I provide will be permanent; the deliverance I give will last.”

      (Isa 51:9-11; Wake up! Wake up! Clothe yourself with strength, O arm of the Lord!

Wake up as in former times, as in antiquity! Did you not smash the Proud One? Did you not26 wound the sea monster? Did you not dry up the sea, the waters of the great deep?

Did you not make a path through the depths of the sea, so those delivered from bondage could cross over? (11) Those whom the Lord has ransomed will return; they will enter Zion with a happy shout. Unending joy will crown them, happiness and joy will overwhelm them; grief and suffering will disappear.

      (Isa 51:12-15; “I, I am the one who consoles you. Why are you afraid of mortal men, of mere human beings who are as short-lived as grass? Why do you forget the Lord, who made you, who stretched out the sky and founded the earth? Why do you constantly tremble all day long at the anger of the oppressor, when he makes plans to destroy? Where is the anger of the oppressor? The one who suffers will soon be released; he will not die in prison, he will not go hungry. (15) I am the Lord your God, who churns up the sea so that its waves surge. The Lord who commands armies is His name!”) (See also Isaiah 22:, 35:,51: & 65:)

      God doesn’t love Israel for their goodness, not their being numerous, but because they are His chosen people and His perpetual promise to Abram, Isaac and Jacob. Thus He will yet deliver; keeping all promises, restoring Israel and Judah.

       Jeremiah 31:1-5; “At that time I will be the God of all the clans of Israel and they will be My people. I, the Lord, affirm it!” (2) The Lord says, “The people of Israel who survived death at the hands of the enemy will find favor in the wilderness as they journey to find rest for themselves. In a far-off land the Lord will manifest Himself to them. He will say to them, ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love. That is why I have continued to be faithful to you. (4) I will rebuild you, my dear children Israel, so that you will once again be built up. Once again you will take up the tambourine and join in the happy throng of dancers. Once again you will plant vineyards on the hills of Samaria. Those who plant them will once again enjoy their fruit.”

      (Jeremiah 31:6-7; “Yes, a time is coming when watchmen will call out on the mountains of Ephraim, “Come! Let us go to Zion to worship the Lord our God!”’” Moreover, the Lord says, “Sing for joy for the descendants of Jacob. Utter glad shouts for that foremost of the nations. Make your praises heard. Then say, ‘Lord, rescue your people. Deliver those of Israel who remain alive.’

      (Jeremiah 31:8-9; Then I will reply, ‘I will bring them back from the land of the north. I will gather them in from the distant parts of the earth. Blind and lame people will come with them, so will pregnant women and women about to give birth. A vast throng of people will come back here. They will come back shedding tears of contrition. I will bring them back praying prayers of repentance. I will lead them besides streams of water, along smooth paths where they will never stumble. I will do this because I am Israel’s father; Ephraim is My firstborn son.’”

        (Jeremiah 31:10-12; “Hear what the Lord has to say, O nations. Proclaim it in the faraway lands along the sea. Say, “The One who scattered Israel will re-gather them. He will watch over His people like a shepherd watches over His flock.” For the Lord will rescue the descendants of Jacob. He will secure their release from those who had overpowered them. They will come and shout for joy on Mount Zion. They will be radiant with joy over the good things the Lord provides, the grain, the fresh wine, the olive oil, the young sheep and calves He has given to them. They will be like a well-watered garden and will not grow faint or weary any more.”

      (Jeremiah 31:13-14; The Lord says, “At that time young women will dance and be glad. Young men and old men will rejoice. I will turn their grief into gladness. I will give them comfort and joy in place of their sorrow. I will provide the priests with abundant provisions. My people will be filled to the full with the good things I provide.”

      (Jeremiah 31:15-16; The Lord says, “A sound is heard in Ramah, a sound of crying in bitter grief. It is the sound of Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are gone.” The Lord says to her. “Stop crying! Do not shed any more tears! For your heartfelt repentance will be rewarded. Your children will return from the land of the enemy. I, the Lord, affirm it! (As always study the whole.)

      (Jeremiah 31:20-21; “Indeed, the people of Israel are My dear children. They are the children I take delight in. For even though I must often rebuke them, I still remember them with fondness. So I am deeply moved with pity for them and will surely have compassion on them.” I, the Lord, affirm it! I will say, ‘My dear children of Israel, keep in mind the road you took when you were carried off. Mark off in your minds the landmarks. Make a mental note of telltale signs marking the way back. Return, My dear children of Israel. Return to these cities of yours“.

      (Jeremiah 31:22-23; “How long will you vacillate, you who were once like an unfaithful daughter? For I, the Lord, promise to bring about something new on the earth, something as unique as a woman protecting a man!’”)

          Judah Will Be Restored.

       (Jeremiah 31:27-28; “Indeed, a time is coming,” says the Lord, “when I will cause people and animals to sprout up in the lands of Israel and Judah. In the past I saw to it that they were uprooted and torn down, that they were destroyed and demolished. But now I will see to it that they are built up and firmly planted. I, the Lord, affirm it!”)

  New Covenant Promised.

       (Jeremiah 31:31-34; “Indeed, a time is coming,” says the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah. It will not be like the old covenant that I made with their ancestors when I delivered them from Egypt. For they violated that covenant, even though I was like a faithful husband to them,” says the Lord. (33) “But I will make a new covenant with the whole nation of Israel after I plant them back in the land,” says the Lord. “I will put My law within them and write it on their hearts and minds. I will be their God and they will be My people. (34) “People will no longer need to teach their neighbors and relatives to know Me. For all of them, from the least important to the most important, will know Me,” says the Lord. “For I will forgive their sin and will no longer call to mind the wrong they have done.”)

        The Lord Guarantees Israel’s Continuance. Jerusalem to be enlarged. (As always study the whole.)

       When Satan is bound and people see the righteousness and holiness of our Creator Jesus; “many will turn, ‘repent’” Jesus reveals it through Ezekiel.

      (Ezek 18:30-32; “Therefore I will judge each person according to his conduct, O house of Israel, declares the sovereign Lord. Repent and turn from all your wickedness; then it will not be an obstacle leading to iniquity. Throw away all your sins you have committed and fashion yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why should you die, O house of Israel? For I take no delight in the death of anyone, declares the sovereign Lord. Repent and live!”) As always study the whole.

       In this age prior to Jesus’ return Satan is being allowed to be the god of the world.. Thank God “His new righteous age is coming.” Until then we need to know that Satan is having a field day. Jesus inspired Paul to reveal certain people types we need to watch for in this age.

      (2Thess 2:1-12; Now regarding the arrival of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to be with Him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to be easily shaken from your composure or disturbed by any kind of spirit or message or letter allegedly from us, ‘we apostles’ to the effect that the day of the Lord is already here. (3) Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not arrive until the rebellion comes and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction. He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, and as a result he takes his seat in God’s temple, displaying himself as God. (5) Surely you recall that I used to tell you these things while I was still with you. And so you know what holds him back, so that he will be revealed in his own time. For the hidden power of lawlessness is already at work. However, the One who holds him back will do so until he is taken out of the way, and then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will destroy by the breath of His mouth and wipe out by the manifestation of his arrival. (9) The arrival of the lawless one will be by Satan’s working with all kinds of miracles and signs and false wonders, and with every kind of evil deception directed against those who are perishing, because they found no place in their hearts for the truth so as to be saved. Consequently God sends on them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false. And so all of them who have not believed the truth but have delighted in evil will be condemned.”)

       The lawless one is ‘likely a person used by Satan’ and one characteristically opposed to God’s righteousness and manifesting himself as an angel of light. 

The Family, (God’s Household) chapter 6

Friday, February 16th, 2018

(To 9,518 In resident churches: “A predestined people being made temples of His spirit.” 2/16/18  God’s 12th month, Adar 1, 5778 until sunset. (Observe the new Moon)

      Today is the first day of God’s 12th month. We’re about 45 days from Passover.

      Heavenly Father: We pray that You shorten this age and usher in Your promised age of “peace on earth.” Lead many, grant many Your gift of repentance, that they may put their hope and faith in You is our prayer in Jesus’ holy name. AMEN.

       We’ve called attention to the difference in Godly and animalistic love and we need to realize we’re in the age Jesus spoke of, saying: “Then they ’unbelievers’ will hand you over to be persecuted and will kill you. You, ’followers of Me’ will be hated by all the nations because of My name. Then many will be led into sin, and they will betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will appear and deceive many, (12) and because lawlessness will increase so much, the love of many will grow cold. But the person who endures to the end will be saved.” Matt 24:9-13) (Among unbelievers “even animalistic love is practically non existing.)

      This week’s news is filled with the USA”S Florida school shooting and authorities don’t have the answers. Just thirty years ago, such demonic behavior wasn’t imagined. People that are suppose to know, don’t realize; “many people are demon possessed” thus, “the natural love of many has grown cold.” It’s a sign of this latter day age. Whole religious movements are victims of Satan’s “end of age’s wrath.”     

      The whole world has become victim of Satan’s deceptions; “imaginary deities of individuals and organized religions are many.” Confusion is rampant because of this. Each person praying to a deity of their imagination. Who can suppose our Creator God hears and answer prayers of people who don’t know Him, “as He manifested Himself to be?” The Lord God of Noah, Abraham and Jesus’ apostles believed IN? People that know Jesus as Creator, Recreator and all knowing aren’t confused about this age. The many seem to believe God reveals Himself differently to various people and groups. (The holy scripture reveals “God the Father and God the Son are One in purpose and planning. At this millennia’s end, “when New Jerusalem comes down” God the Son submits to God the Father. (Study Revelations 21: & 22:)

       (John 1:1-5; “In the beginning was the Word, “Jesus” and the Word was with God, “the Father” and the Word, “Jesus” was fully God. The Word was with God in the beginning. All things were created by Him, “Jesus” and apart from Him 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.”) (Study Colossians 1:15-20 also)

       (Hebrews 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, “Jesus” whom He, “God the Father” appointed heir of all things, and through whom He created the world. The Son, “Jesus” is the radiance of His, “God the Father’s” glory and the representation of His, “God the Father’s” essence, and He, “Jesus” sustains all things by His powerful word, and so when He, “Jesus” had accomplished cleansing for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Thus He, “Jesus” became so far better than the angels as He has inherited a name superior to theirs.” (Compare with the two scriptural text noted above.)

      (Hebrews 1:5-9; “For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are My Son! Today I have fathered you”? And in another place He says, “I will be His Father and He will be My Son.” (quotation from 2 Sam 7:14 & 1 Chronicles 17:13) But when He again brings His firstborn into the world, He says, “Let all the angels of God worship Him!” And He says of the angels, “He makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire,” but of the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and a righteous scepter is the scepter of Your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness. So God, your God, has anointed You, “Jesus” over Your companions with the oil of rejoicing. (Soon after Jesus’ return the whole world will know Jesus as He manifest Himself to be.)

      (Heb 1:10-12; And, “You, “Jesus” founded the earth in the beginning, Lord, and the heavens are the works of Your hands. They will perish, but You continue. And they will all grow old like a garment, and like a robe You will fold them up and like a garment they will be changed, but You, “Jesus” are the same and Your years will never run out.” (Note that Jesus is Creator, Recreator, Sustainer and Deliverer whose kingdom is forever.)

      (Heb 1:13-14; “But to which of the angels has He, “God the Father” ever said, “Sit at My right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for Your feet”? Are they, “the angels” not all ministering spirits, sent out to serve those, “followers of Jesus” who will inherit salvation?)

      Our Creator God, “Jesus” is the God of Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and the twelve apostles.” While our Creator was revealing Himself to these and many others, “He was allowing humanity in general go the way that seemed right to their fleshly inherited from Adam nature.” Remember, God knows each breathing individual person on earth, “but only reveals Himself to those predestined to KNOW Him in this “prior millennial age.” Others in this age “make gods fit their particular imagination.”

      (CONSIDER these facts; pagans, unbelievers and folks calling themselves atheist for the most part; “have a sense of doing right by others: particularly of their persuasion.”) (Some are taught and thus believe; “killing folks of different persuasions is the will of their god.”) “Thinking to do God a service is their demonic outlook.” (This is Satan’s characteristic; dividing and deceiving people made in God‘s image.)

      Now people God is making in His spiritual image aren’t divided! They seek to be “At One with their Creator.” God miraculously makes these “born from above people” at one with one another! (Born again, “Believers IN” “Christians” “followers of Jesus” are spirit led to be AT ONE with God the Father and God the Son.) These love what God loves and hate what He hates. Consider the above “in relationship to Jesus’ apostle Paul’s letter to Titus.”

      (Titus 1:1-3; “From Paul, a slave of God and apostle of Jesus Christ, to further the faith of God’s chosen ones and the knowledge of the truth that is in keeping with godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the ages began. But now in His own time He has made His message evident through the preaching I was entrusted with according to the command of God our Savior, “Jesus.”)

       Paul affirmed that he is: (1) A slave of God. (2) An apostle of Jesus Christ; in whom “God’s spirit lived” but NEVER does he nor any of our Lord’s apostles “do salutations that includes the holy spirit.” (God spirit, “is likened to the wind, not an individual person.”) His spirit lives IN each “Believing IN” person and gives the desire to be AT ONE with Himself.”

       Jesus explained: “Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all “be born from above.” The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” John 3:7-8)

       Paul wrote to advance the faith of God’s CHOSEN; advance knowledge of the truth and hope of ETERNAL LIFE. The same was promised long before: “knowledge of THE truth, not knowledge of an imagined truths.”

       We should recognize the difference in “professing Christian religions attempting to be friends with the world” and “Believers IN who know this world’s system of things are demonic.” Professing Christians mix paganism: “Christmas, Easter etc.” (James explains; referring to these as adulterers.)

       (James 4:4-7; “Adulterers, do you not know that friendship with the world means hostilities toward God? So whoever decides to be the world’s friend makes himself God’s enemy. Or do you think the scripture means nothing when it says, “The spirit that God caused to live within us has an envious yearning”? But He gives greater grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but He gives grace to the humble.” So submit to God. But resist the devil and he will flee from you.”) Quoting from Proverbs 3”14, Likewise Paul taught in his letter to Titus.

      (Titus 1:4; “To Titus, my genuine son in a common faith. Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior!”) Paul was Titus’ tutor, Titus was Paul’s spiritual son “in the common faith.”) Paul an apostle, was AT ONE with “the Father and the Son” “Paul and each apostle could say” “their teaching was from God the Father and Jesus Christ!”

       (Titus 1:5-9; “The reason I left you in Crete was to set in order the remaining matters and to appoint elders in every town, as I directed you. (6) An elder must be blameless, the husband of one wife, with faithful children who cannot be charged with dissipation or rebellion. For the Overseer “Elder” must be blameless as one entrusted with God’s work, not arrogant, not prone to anger, not a drunkard, not violent, not greedy for gain. (8) Instead he must be hospitable, devoted to what is good, sensible, upright, devout, and self-controlled. He must hold firmly to the faithful message as it has been taught, so that he will be able to give exhortation in such healthy teaching and correct those who speak against it.”) There must be evidence that an Elder, Pastor etc. “is born from above.” “Fathered by God.” Paul explains why.

      (Titus 1:10-11; “For there are many rebellious people, idle talkers, and deceivers, especially those with Jewish connections, who must be silenced because they mislead whole families by teaching for dishonest gain what ought not to be taught.”) Jesus’ teaching through Paul doesn’t differ from revelation to Jeremiah.

        (Jeremiah 17:9‘ “The human mind is more deceitful than anything else. It is incurably bad. Who can understand it?”)

      Characteristically; “the fleshly minded want to lord over others” make merchandise of them. Paul, Peter and our Lord’s brother “James” were each gifted with the same insight.

      (2Peter 1;1-3; “But false prophets arose among the people ’Israelites’ just as there will be false teachers among you. These false teachers will infiltrate your midst with destructive heresies, even to the point of denying the Master who bought them. As a result, they will bring swift destruction on themselves. And many will follow their debauched lifestyles. Because of these false teachers, the way of truth will be slandered. And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation pronounced long ago is not sitting idly by; their destruction is not asleep.”)

     Paul, Peter, James, Jude and called out Believers IN Jesus witnessed the fulfillment of Jesus’ words back then as we are today. (Jesus began to say to them, “Watch out that no one misleads you. Many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and they will mislead many.” Mark 13:5-6) Paul’s letter to Titus continues in the next study.

The Family, chapter 5

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

(To 9,476 In resident churches: “people God is calling and making temples of His spirit.”) 2/14/18  God’s 11th month, Shevat 29, 5778 until sunset.

      :Heavenly Father: Followers of Jesus pray that You hasten the day for Jesus’ return and we pray for Your mercy on this sin sick world. Grant us Your gift of repentance, today, tomorrow and forever as You keep us on Your potter’s wheel, for training: In the name and nature of Jesus we ask. AMEN

      From God’s point of view, “sin is lawlessness.“ Being rebellious toward God’s Way is sinful. Abraham, Jesus, His prophets and apostles are our examples. These yielded to God the Father; with no desire to usurp His authority. (Study Phil 2:3-)

      The Lord God of Noah and Abraham manifest Himself as “Jesus” to His apostles and is the One who called Abraham, “friend.” Not perfect but, “Abraham didn’t practice sin.” Followers of Jesus, do not knowingly practice, lawless behavior, “sin!” Jesus’ apostle John taught it.

      (1John 3:4-6; “Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; indeed, sin is lawlessness. And you know that Jesus was revealed to take away sins, and in Him there is no sin. Everyone who resides in Him does not, “practice” sin; everyone who, “practices” sins has neither seen Him nor knows Him.”) When Jesus is revealed our desire is to stop practicing ways,” He Views as lawless.”

      This world’s populations do not know “followers of Jesus” because this world did not know NOR can they know God the son and God the Father. Until God calls and reveal Jesus, people make gods from their imagination. Fleshly minded “unbelieving” people do not understand Christ like people and will not until He is supernaturally revealed. Why.? This world and it’s religions practices are according to the flesh. Review the reasons God gives in the last study. Jesus’ apostle Paul explained to God’s church at Rome; why people are hostile to God.

      (Rom 8:5-11; “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. 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 the flesh cannot please God. You, 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. 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.”)

      The inherited nature we each inherited from Adam, “is naturally hostile to God!” (As was Adam and Eve who listened to and “responded to adversity to God’s command .”) Thus all fleshy people want to practice what seems right to themselves, “which is idolatry” rather than look and yield to their Creator.

      The holy scriptures teach; “our Creator is allowing the god of this age to blind those who aren’t called to follow Jesus. “People  not chosen to be believers IN.” So, how does a person become a Believer IN? Jesus’ apostle Paul explains to the Corinthians and all followers of Jesus.

      (2Cor 4:3-6; “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing, among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe so they would not see the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God. (5) For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the One who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.”) The same Lord God that said, “let there be light” is the One who recreated this earth from “it’s empty darkness condition” and made humankind in His image. (See Genesis 1:2-3) The same came in the flesh, lived as mankind and willingly sacrificed His life for the remission of this world’s sins.

       Our all knowing Creator allowed Satan, to manifest himself as a serpent, put doubt in Adam and Eve’s minds about their Creator’s integrity; “appealing to their fleshly desire.” God decreed: “Adam and Eve’s decision was sin.” Their doubting their Creator. “was lawlessness.” Now all Adam’s descendents are born, “inheritors of his sin nature.” (Yielded to: “other than our Creator and what may logically seems right to the fleshly mind is idolatry.) Such yielding usurping God’s will for His children. (Thus Satan became “a god to all people living according to the flesh.”) These things were revealed to Paul and NOW to followers of Jesus.

     (1Corinthians 15:20-23; “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead also came through a man. (22) For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him.”) THROUGH Adam ALL die! Through Jesus, “all will be made alive” each in his own order. Thus a resurrection of ALL, “Each in their own order.” Let’s repeat, “In Christ, ALL will be made alive.” All will be judged according to their works. (See Revelations 20:12-13)

       Worldly religions are blinded about God’s resurrection plans. Paul goes on to explain in this fifteenth chapter, that the dead in Christ are resurrected first. (That resurrection identified as “the FIRST” is strong evidence that there will be another.) Understanding is revealed by Jesus to John in the book of Revelations. (Rev 2:11; The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers “overcomes” will in no way be harmed by the second death.) (Rev 20:6; Blessed and holy is the one who takes part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with Him for a thousand years.) (Rev 20:14-15; Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death – the lake of fire. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, that person was thrown into the lake of fire.) (Rev 21:8; But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.)

      It was revealed to the prophets: “God planned eternal death of unbelievers.” The words translated to, “Hades, pit, hell and paradise” are particularly misunderstood by unbelievers. People zeroing in on Jesus’ parable about Lazarus and the rich man; need to review why Jesus said He spoke in parables.

      (Matthew 13:13-15; “For this reason I speak to them in parables: Although they see they do not see, and although they hear they do not hear nor do they understand. And concerning them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: ‘You will listen carefully yet will never understand, you will look closely yet will never comprehend. For the heart of this people has become dull; they are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes, so that they would not see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’) NOW go back to our previous study or your Bible and study Jeremiah 17:5-9 again.

      Those whose eyes aren’t miraculously opened in this age are likened the shrubs growing in a desert, in Jeremiah’s prophecy. However a resurrection awaits those also; “at a time of God’s choosing” during the millennium. “Many will repent and live and many will face a second death.” (Even Death and Hades are to be destroyed.)

       NOW Paul’s prophetic teaching goes to the end of Jesus’ millennial reign.

      (1 Corinthians 15:24-28; “Then comes the end, when He “Jesus” hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power. For He “Jesus” must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. (26) The last enemy to be eliminated is death. For He “God the Father” has put everything in subjection under His “Jesus’” feet. But when it says “everything” has been put in subjection, it is clear that this does NOT include the One “God the Father” who put everything in subjection to Him. (28) And when all things are subjected to Him “God the Father,” then the Son Himself will be subjected to the One “God the Father” who subjected everything to Him, so that God may be all in all.” )

      ALL are born with the inherited nature of Adam. (For a time, “we all yielded to our fleshly desires” until mercy, grace and believing IN came through Jesus.”) That calling causes “gifted believers IN” to despise that inherited nature and desire a new nature.

      Knowledge is increased in this latter age, as was revealed to Daniel..(“But you, Daniel, close up these words and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will dash about, and knowledge will increase.” Daniel 12:4) Hopefully more of us now understand that it’s by God’s mercy and grace, that He chooses whom He will. Who are we to say “that isn’t fair?” Remember, we are the clay! Remember He opens minds, gives repentance and forgiveness of sins “just as His Father promised.”

      (Luke 24:44-49; “Then He “Jesus” said to them, “These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about Me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.” (45 Then He opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it stands written that the Christ would suffer and would rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. (49) And look, I am sending you what My Father promised. But stay in the city, “Jerusalemuntil you have been clothed with power from on high.”)

       Jesus’ apostles and many chosen people received God’s promised gift: “a changed nature on that Pentecost. “The Holy Spirit was imputed to people’s minds, “making them AT ONE with their Creator.”

      Followers of Jesus are given to understand; “we inherited a sinful nature from Adam, and that nature needs to be put to death; ‘crucified.’” Jesus came to save sinners from the result of that nature inherited from Adam, “eternal death.” Jesus explained.

      (John 15:5-8; “I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me – and I in him – bears much fruit, because apart from Me you can accomplish nothing. If anyone does not remain in Me, he is thrown out like a branch, and dries up; and such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and are burned up. If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want, and it will be done for you. (8) My Father is honored by this, that you bear much fruit and show that you are My disciples.”) The work of overcoming to the end begins; “when we understand this.” Work is assigned to “followers of Jesus.” Study the book of James for proof.

      Followers of Jesus learn to evaluate ourselves “in His Light.” His spirit leads the repentant to overcome the old self “nature” and put on the new. This does not mean; “an unconverted person can’t overcome bad habits and be a good citizen.” (Characteristically, fleshly persons lean to their own “mere human understanding” and do have the ability to make good and bad fleshly choices.) Fleshly minded people accept gods “to their liking.” Unbelievers make gods fit their imagination. “Fleshly persons thinks fleshly.” Thus fleshly religions worshiping in vain. The Apostle Peter wrote:

     (1Peter 2:1-12; “So get rid of all evil and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. And yearn like newborn infants for pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to salvation, if you have experienced the Lord’s kindness. A Living Stone, a Chosen People. So as you come to Him, a living stone rejected by men but chosen and priceless in God’s sight, you yourselves, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood and to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it says in scripture, “Look, I lay in Zion a stone, a chosen and priceless cornerstone, and whoever believes IN Him will never be put to shame.” So you who believe see His value, but for those who do not believe, the stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone and a stumbling-stone and a rock to trip over. They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of His own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. You once were not a people, but now you are God’s people. You were shown no mercy, but now you have received mercy. Dear friends, I urge you as foreigners and exiles to keep away from fleshly desires that do battle against the soul, and maintain good conduct among the non-Christians, so that though they now malign you as wrongdoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God when He appears.”)

      Worldly religions teach doctrines that keep people, “as merchandise.” May we be wise and heed Paul’s advice to Timothy. (“But avoid profane chatter, because those occupied with it will stray further and further into ungodliness and their message will spread its infection like gangrene” 2 Tim 2:16-17)

The Family, chapter 4

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

(To 9,466 In resident” churches: “people God is calling and making temples of His spirit.”) 2/13/18  God’s 11th month, Shevat 28, 5778 until sunset.

      Holy God: thank You for allowing the called to understand by revelation, that You indeed are our Father. Thank You for the revelation of what it means to be “Your People.” We praise You for all things in Jesus’ holy name. AMEN

      Let no one think themselves intellectual, “for having understood spiritual truths.” When we understood the meaning, “the foreshadowing” of God’s Sabbaths and that eternal life is gifted to His called out people, “such spiritual revelation is from above.” No amount of theology schooling can make a person a believer IN God, “as He is manifested to be in holy scriptures.” Most people believe a God exist, “by looking at the precise movements of the planets and discerning that only a sustaining power could keep such order.” Believing a God exist isn’t believing IN. (Believing IN becomes apparent when we are gifted to understand God’s characteristics, holiness, righteousness, love and that, “He loved us individually before we loved Him.”)

      After jail doors miraculously opened, Paul’s jailer was about to commit suicide: Paul shouted out, “do yourselves no harm, we are all here!”

       (Acts 16:25-40) The jail keeper had been witnessing Paul and Silas’ singing hymns and praying the previous evening. During the night Paul was awakened by an angel, told what to do and then all the prison doors miraculously opened. The jailer may have been spiritually convicted when hearing Paul and Silas’ worshiping. Observing the opening of the jail doors by what seemed to be of their own accord, “this jailer was spiritually led to believe IN the God of Paul and Silas.” He then asked: “what can we do, that we might be saved.” Paul’s answer: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ; be saved and your house.”

      Believing IN faith had been miraculously gifted to that jailer. Through angelic spiritual power God did two spiritual miracles, “locked doors opened and that jailer’s mind was spiritually opened.” God’s power is revealed to His chosen.

      Through His spiritual power, God can create, recreate and overcome, “overpower” His own created, “physically scientific laws.” (God can supernaturally convert, change or open the mind of and give repentance to people of His choosing.) (Jesus was first revealed to the people as the “Recreator Son of God” when He miraculously made water aged wine, when He made people whole, took disease away, made the lame free of their affliction and resurrecting Lazarus to physical life.” (Additionally Jesus made His spiritual powers known by doing miracles through His apostles and others for a time.)

Until miraculously opening our fleshly minds we can’t grasp the spiritual powers of our Creator - ReCreator God. Jesus explained that our being recipients of the holy spirit was likened to the wind.

      (John 3:5-8; Jesus answered, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born of water and spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’ The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”)

       Our fleshly minds are naturally vain and we thinks highly of our reasoning capabilities. Understand too, “even our fleshly mental capabilities are gifted by our Creator who made us in His image.” (We don’t naturally know, “there is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way that leads to death.” Proverbs 16:25)

      When Satan coached Eve and she Adam to disobey God, he knew he was appealing to their selfish reasoning capabilities. (Review Genesis 3:) Satan was saying: “disobey God and You will be like divine beings who know good and evil.” The serpent raised doubt in their minds about God’s integrity. He implied that the only reason not to eat the forbidden fruit was that God was holding back. Protecting His divine domain and to eat, “they would enter God’s domain.” They wouldn’t then need God telling them what’s, good, evil, right and wrong.”  Their temptation was and people’s still is, “to overstep divinely established boundaries.”

      Because of Adam’s disobedience, “all his descendants have inherited a sin nature.”. Causing people to naturally choose,” according to mere human fleshly reasoning.” Jesus had Jeremiah give out this same teaching long before for our understanding.

      (Jeremiah 17:5; The Lord says, “I will put a curse on people who trust in mere human beings, who depend on mere flesh and blood for their strength, and whose hearts have turned away from the Lord.”) Adam and Eve’s hearts were turned from their Creator and to what seemed right to their fleshly inherited minds. Our natural inherited nature is to do according to our fleshly intellect; “rather than looking to our Creator for instruction.” Thus, because we are God’s creation, made in His image; “such reasoning is idolatry.” Amounts to, “our making self a god.”

      (Jeremiah 17:6-8; They “disobedient people” will be like a shrub in the desert. They will not experience good things even when they happen. It will be as though they were growing in the desert, in a salt land where no one can live. My blessing is on those people who trust in Me, who put their confidence in Me. They, “the obedient” will be like a tree planted near a stream whose roots spread out toward the water. It has nothing to fear when the heat comes. Its leaves are always green. It has no need to be concerned in a year of drought. It does not stop bearing fruit.

       (17:9-11; “The human mind is more deceitful than anything else. It is incurably bad. Who can understand it? I, the Lord, probe into people’s minds. I examine people’s hearts. I deal with each person according to how he has behaved. I give them what they deserve based on what they have done. (11) The person who gathers wealth by unjust means is like the partridge that broods over eggs but does not hatch them. Before his life is half over he will lose his ill-gotten gains. At the end of his life it will be clear, he was a fool.”)

      Do we understand that our minds need fixing? Do we understand that only God can fix us? “To enter God’s kingdom we must be gifted with a new nature.” As Jesus said; “people must be born from above.” John 3:3-7) We must be spirit led to look to our Creator! No amount of education, talking, coaching nor disciplining our minds can give us, “believing IN God faith.” Our fleshly minds can‘t, “in and of ourselves” get past the inherited mental dependency on personal intellect, “for decisions and life practices.”.

       It’s our Creator - ReCreator and Sustainer God’s prerogative to, “define sin - ’lawlessness’ in His view.” Through Adam we’re all born in sin. (We’re born with Adam’s nature, “which desires to make decisions that seem right to our inherited fleshly minds!”) That’s the way to eternal death! (We need to be gifted, to visualize, imagine God in the light of Jesus.) To believe IN God and desire a new nature is gifted from above. Jesus and His apostles used the term: “called.” Until called, “gifted to understand our sin condition” we can’t naturally grasp God’s mercy and that He does the choosing.” That He knows us better than we can know ourselves. (It’s God’s way. Remember He is the epitome of love; “God is Love.”)The apostle John writes:

      “Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God. The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. By this the love of God is revealed in us: that God has sent His One and only Son into the world so that we may live through Him. In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:7-10)

      From the fleshly mind, “one might say that isn’t fair.” But think; “are we His creation or not?” Does the clay have a choice concerning it’s molding? God makes the pottery, “He is the Potter.” We are the clay. When we are led to repent of our inherited sins, “God did the revealing.” Otherwise one could boast about their intellectual choice. God’s way dissipates all pride. (If we are a Christian God called us, granted repentance and is still in the business of molding us.) Many use Joshua’s statement regarding choice.

      (Joshua 24:15: “I and my family will choose the Lord.” Joshua had been led to that choice long before. (Consider: 1Cor 1:4-9 “I always thank my God for you because of the grace of God that was given to you in Christ Jesus. For you were made rich in every way in Him, in all your speech and in every kind of knowledge just as the testimony about Christ has been confirmed among you – so that you do not lack any spiritual gift as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord”)

      We believers IN, “discern from these six verses.” (1) The Apostle is writing to called out converted Christians. (2) God’s calling is by grace. It is by His grace that we re led to a saving knowledge and acceptance of Jesus as Lord and truth. (3) Revelations are gifted. (4) Grace is defined: “generosity of spirit; toleration and unmerited pardon.” (In other words we can’t earn God’s calling. He chooses, comprehends all and knows each of us better than we can know ourselves.) (5) God is able to make us rich in every way. He teaches us knowledge and to bridle the tongue. (6) He leads us to, “wait by faith on revelation from Himself.” (7) He strengthens to the end. Why? So we will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. Christians are called into fellowship with the Father’s Son.

      A shallow interest in Christ, not desiring a willingness to obey His commandments is not conversion. We’re called to be Christ like! Christians are fathered by God. Christians are people to whom God’s spirit is implanted. We can’t bear fruit from within ourselves. Jesus is the vine: “we are the branches.” The apostle John recorded Jesus saying.

      (John 15:5-8;“I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me – and I in him – bears much fruit, because apart from Me you can accomplish nothing. If anyone does not remain in Me, he is thrown out like a branch, and dries up; and such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and are burned up. If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want, and it will be done for you. My Father is honored by this, that you bear much fruit and show that you are My disciples.”)

       What is this fruit? The result “what’s produced” from His fathering. It’s being, “at one” of the same mind with Christ Jesus. ASK, “what causes a person to recognize the need for a nature change?” Are we able to recognize, “in and of themselves” that our inherited nature is totally selfish and needs to be crucified? We need to understand, “such knowledge is God gifted.”

       Galatians 5:22. “But the fruit of the Spirit is, ’Godly’ love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also behave in accordance with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, being jealous of one another.”)

      Once gifted, these gifts need nurturing, “practicing.” God’s call by grace, “it’s a revealing of our state of being” as described in the preceding verses in chapter 5:. God’s call by grace opens the mind to understand His View of our inherited nature. (Revelation gives insight to our inherited carnal nature, that we need to turn from.” Insight to discern the result of the fleshly nature’s way. God’s calling makes people want to shed the old nature and put on the new. Gifted with a desire to overcoming our inherited carnal nature to the end, “is the revealed goal of every Christian.” The Apostle John taught it

      (“See what sort of love the Father has given to us: that we should be called God’s children – and indeed we are! For this reason the world does not know us: because it did not know Him. Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that whenever it is revealed we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope focused on Him purifies himself, just as Jesus is pure.” 1 John 3:1-3)

      Professing Christian religions fail to teach that Believers IN - Christians, are literally God’s children now. (Only Believers IN can in reality, “call God our Father.”  We are heirs with Abraham and spiritually fathered from above. (See Galatians 3:29)

The Family, chapter 3

Monday, February 12th, 2018

(To 9,448 In resident” churches: “people God is calling and making temples of His spirit.”) 2/11/18  God’s 11th month, Shevat 26, 5778 until sunset.

      : Most people coached to say, “Jesus is the Son of God: they love God etc, are merely speaking without understanding. Such coaching is likely from people whose god is condoning of many beliefs and imaginary; “unless they know the ways of God and practiced them.” This is what Jesus’ apostle John is communicating to God’s church. 

      (1John 4:15-19; “If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God resides in him and he in God. And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has in us. God is love, and the one who resides in love, “practices Godly love” resides in God and God resides in him. (17) By this love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, because just as Jesus is, so also are we ‘followers of Jesus’ in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.”) As Jesus is; “so are we in this world? That is, “if God resides in us, we are as Jesus .”

      For the most part, all professing protestant Christians teach, “do a public confession saying you believes in Jesus as Savior and you are saved.” What’s omitted? Not understanding “belief IN” opposed to “belief that.” To believe IN, “is to practice as Jesus practiced.” To believing that, “gives latitude of choice.” To believe IN, “accepts the reality that God’s inspired word as absolute truth.” Believers IN, “don’t have choice about what to believe and practice.” Believers IN understand, “we are bought with the price of Jesus’ shed blood.” Thus, we belong, “as slaves to Jesus.”

      Denominations practicing many ways: “each according to what seems right to their fleshly nature - intellect.

      Heavenly Father: please make us mindful that the ways of this world, its traditions and beliefs are not in keeping with Your Way. Please give many a compelling desire to worship You in spirit and truth. It’s our prayer in the gifted nature of Jesus. AMEN

      According to our Creator “Jesus” “it’s a must that His followers practice His truth.” His aren’t many truths, but one truth. Not evolving traditions; not popular Christianities evolving doctrines, traditions and this world‘s system of things. (The best definition of organized religions’ doctrines is; “the blind are leading the blind!”

      People that read the holy scriptures know that Jesus taught; “it’s the many professing Christians that are deceived.” Matthew, Mark and Luke recorded Jesus’ words.

      (Luke 21:8; Jesus said, “Watch out that you are not misled. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them!”) (Mark 13:5-6; Jesus began to say to them, “Watch out that no one misleads you. Many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and they will mislead many.”) (Matthew 24:5; “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will mislead many.”) SO, we should know to, “watch out for the most popular doctrines and traditions practiced in Christendom.!”

      When a person is led to believe IN God, “practicing His Way rather than what may seem right, demonstrates that believing IN.” Most religions teach a belief in a god and “make that manufactured deity out to be one fitting their personal ideas.” (Many denominations are now allowing church membership to people practicing life styles that are an abomination to our Creator!) That’s a far cry from, “believing IN.” Jesus’ apostle Paul expressed it best.

      ““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 quote from Psalms 51:4)

      (John 3:18-21; “The one who believes IN Him is not condemned. The one who does NOT believe has been condemned already, because he has not believed IN the name of the One and only Son of God. Now this is the basis for judging: that the Light has come into the world and people loved the darkness rather than the Light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil deeds hates the light and does not come to the light, so that their deeds will not be exposed. (21) But the one who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that it may be plainly evident that his deeds have been done in God.”) Coming to the Light is to practice truth. Consider every human teacher a liar, until proven. How many professing Christians are led to this mind set? John recorded Jesus’ Words on this subject saying; “seeing Me is to see the Father.”

      (John 12:44-50; “But Jesus shouted out, “The one who believes IN Me does not, ’only’ believe in Me, but in the One who sent Me, and the one who sees Me sees the One who sent Me. I have come as a Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me should not remain in darkness. (47) If anyone hears “understands” My words and does not obey them, I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. The one who rejects Me and does not accept My words has a judge; the word I have spoken will judge him at the last day. For I have not spoken from My own authority, but the Father Himself who sent Me has commanded Me what I should say and what I should speak. (50) And I know that His commandment is eternal life. Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told Me.”)

      AS taught in the last study; “God the Father and God the Son, are One.” The Son taught nothing His Father had not approved! LIKEWISE, we must teach what’s approved by Jesus and His Father.

      Practicing truth is NOT “living according to what seems right to one’s intellect!” Doing so makes a person their own god and that’s what we’re prone to do, “until miraculously LED to believe IN the God of Truth.”

      The holy scriptures teach that Satan is real and he has the many following him. (Following any, other than Jesus, as He manifest Himself to be, “is idolatry.”) Satan leads some to make gods of the laws they look to, “by idolizing laws.” Even God’s ten commandments can be misused when God’s spiritual intent isn’t understood. Various religions make their own laws, “some as an allegory symbolizing God’s commandments.” Such people feel good about developing their own standards. This in the name of Jesus is viewed as, “committing spiritual adultery.” Consider Paul’s explanation to the Galatians regarding laws, covenants; God’s promise and freedom.

      (Gal 4:21-31; ““Tell me, you who want to be under the law, do you not understand the law? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. But one, the son by the slave woman, was born by natural descent, while the other, the son by the free woman, was born through the promise. (24) These things may be treated as an allegory, for these women represent two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai bearing children for slavery; this is Hagar. (25) Now Hagar represents Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. (26) But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. (27) For it is written: “Rejoice, O barren woman “as Sarah” who does not bear children; break forth and shout, you who have no birth pains, because the children of the desolate woman are more numerous than those of the woman who has a husband.”)

      CHILDREN of the desolate woman are numerous and enslaved to their personal views, children of the woman with a husband is free, “saved by promise.

      (Gal 4:28-31; “But you, (“called out Christians”) brothers and sisters, are children of the promise like Isaac. (29) But just as at that time the one born by natural descent persecuted the one born according to the spirit, so it is now. (30) But what does the scripture say? “Throw out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman will not share the inheritance with the son” of the free woman. (31) Therefore, brothers and sisters, we. “followers of Jesus” ARE NOT children of the slave woman but of the free woman.””)

       FREEDOM in Christ Jesus is by promise as was Isaac’s birth. (Christians are called out as a predestined wife, “church” to her Husband and head of the church, “Jesus”) Christians are Believers IN God, and spiritually law abiding, “in that Christians love God’s Law and obey in His spiritual intent. Practicing truth is to believe IN Jesus, God the Father and His promises,” as did Abraham.” (“If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:29)

      From the beginning, Satan’s purpose was and is, “to cause people made in God’s image, doubt their Creator, regarding right, wrong good and evil.”. Consider Genesis 2:15-17; ““The Lord God took the man and placed him in the orchard in Eden to care for it and to maintain it. Then the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat fruit from every tree of the orchard, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will surely die.””)

       As Creator it’s God’s prerogative to establish for His created people, “what’s good, evil, right and wrong.”. People have no right to decide for themselves. (Eating fruit from the forbidden tree was the first practice of disobedience, “God called sin.”) That resulted in, “all people are born with a sin nature likened to and inherited from Adam:’ “that payoff for sin is eternal death.”

      (Rom 6:23; “for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ.”) Eternal life is gifted! But Satan wants us to believe from within ourselves “what’s good, bad, right and wrong” and that we’re born with immortality.

       (Genesis 3:4-5; ““The serpent “Satan”  called God a liar, “saying to the woman, surely you will not die, for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will open and you will be like divine beings who know good and evil.””) Fleshly people aren’t divine beings, “we are mortal flesh and blood beings, made in the image of God; gifted with life according to His prerogative. We can’t practice truth and live Satan’s lie simultaneously! Believing people are born to live forever someplace, “have immortality from birth” is twisting many truths: namely, Only through Jesus is eternal life. Practicing a sinful life style is sin. Mortal beings deciding for ourselves, what’s right, wrong  good and evil is spiritual idolatry. Worshipfully yielding to: “other than our Creator is spiritual adultery.”. That could include worshiping one’s own intellect or perhaps another’s.

       We can’t practice truth and not love God’s Ways. For God is Truth, Love and Righteous. We can’t practice lawlessness and truth simultaneously. .Doctor Luke quoted Jesus; (““The one who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and the one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. If then you haven’t been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will entrust you with the true riches? And if you haven’t been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you your own? No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”” Luke 16:10-13)

       Abominable things, ways and practices to our Creator are also abominable to Believers IN. Things, ways and times holy to our Creator are holy to Believers IN - Christians. To practice truth one must be gifted to know truth.