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God’s Truth Explored, chapter 19

Monday, April 30th, 2018

To: “10,677 Churches of God” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/30/18, God’s 2nd month, Iyar15, 5778 until sunset. (Look up and see God’s full moon)

       Jesus revealed much more through Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Moses and others about Israel’s future. Let’s continue with Jesus’ revelations through Matthew and Isaiah about spiritual Israelites’ future.

      (Matt 10:40-43; “Whoever receives you (Believers IN) receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives the One who sent Me. Whoever receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward. Whoever receives a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. And whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple, I tell you the truth, he will never lose his reward.”)

     Jesus is saying; “it’s not likely that many will receive us!” Jesus’ terminology is stronger than had He said, “one who receives the personage of.” He is speaking in terms of defending His truth, thus, “whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones; Believing ones.” Speaking of His awesomeness, the same Jesus inspired Isaiah to write.

      (Isaiah 64:4-6 ““Since ancient times no one has heard or perceived, no eye has seen any God besides You, who intervenes for those who wait for Him. You assist those who delight in doing what is right, who observe Your commandments. Look, You were angry because we violated them continually. How then can we be saved? We are all like one who is unclean, all our so-called righteous acts are like a menstrual rag in your sight.”)     

      People prone to be religious are easily deceived by Satan, Rather than wait, study and seek truth, they are prone to seek a denomination, movement or cult that meets their fleshly expectations. The many buy into the worldly accepted theory, “practices don’t matter, we’re all trying to get to the same place.” Not realizing people’s “so called righteous acts” always have agendas! Religious groups help their own and that’s good. However, they do so with an agenda; ”knowing publishing righteous acts is good publicity.” Worldly righteous acts with agenda’s make merchandise of the naïve. Primarily worldly religions’ message is “live a moral life according to our sociality doctrine and be saved.” Thus, they evolve reflecting the populations’ outlook. Life styles acceptable to current society outlook s fit most worldly denominations. If such outlooks were acceptable to Jesus, He wouldn’t have given the following parable.

      (Luke 14:26; “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate “love less by comparison” his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.”)

      (HATE? This figurative use operates on a relative scale. God is to be loved more than family or self.) Requires “knowing God as He manifest Himself to be in the holy scriptures.” NOT as the world manifest Him to be!

      “Whoever does not carry his own cross?” (Jesus is speaking figuratively in the context of rejection. If priority isn’t allegiance to Jesus, we’re not followers of Him and face possible rejection.

      Luke 9:23-33; “Whosoever does not carry his own cross and follow Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, wanting to build a tower, don’t sit down first and compute the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish the tower, all who see it will begin to make fun of him. (30) They will say, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish!’ Or what king, going out to confront another king in battle, will not sit down first and determine whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? If he cannot succeed, he will send a representative while the other is still a long way off and ask for terms of peace. (33) In the same way therefore not one of you can be My disciple if he does not renounce all his own possessions.”)

      Renounce all that’s dear; “if it hinders practicing Jesus’ Way.” Understand, Jesus ALONE is the head of His church and He knows each of us better than we know ourselves. Satan and his human deceived followers do not want us to believe Jesus’ apostle Paul’s explanation regarding Satan blinding people’s understanding.

      (2Corinthians 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. For we, ‘apostles’ do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the One who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.”)

       God the Father gives understanding and knowledge of Himself through Jesus. THUS, through Jesus’ sacrifice of Himself, our believing IN and practicing His Way; we are gifted with a nature change. “Born from above.”

      Jesus gave a parable about a landowner who hired people at various hours of the day and when the landowner gave the same pay to the last hired as to the first; the ones hired first complained.

       (The landowner replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am not treating you unfairly. Didn’t you agree with me to work for the standard wage? Take what is yours and go. I want to give to this last man the same as I gave to you. Am I not permitted to do what I want with what belongs to me? Or, are you envious because I am generous?’ So the last will be first, and the first last.” Matt 20:13-16)

      Believers IN, don’t attempt to make God fit their fleshly thinking. Fleshly speaking, “we each are prone to think how we believe our Creator should react in various situations.” Sometimes it isn’t that our thinking is upside down, but because we do not know God as He manifest Himself to be.” God manifest Himself to be the Landowner, Creator, Revealer and righteous Judge of all things.

       Our Creator told the first created person, “If you disobey you will surely die.” Adam disobeyed and God called that disobedience, “sin.” (Each person has inherited Adam’s sin nature: “the same kind of hostility Adam reacted to.”) Thus, all are born heirs of Adam, “sinners at birth and born to die ONCE.” God teaches throughout His Word that the result of sin is death. All have sinned, thus, “we all deserve eternal death.” (See 1 John 3:4) We don’t deserve eternal life, we cannot earn eternal life and God’s Word teaches us that eternal life is gifted through His Son, “Jesus.” Teaching, “we each must be reborn; born from above.” Simply meaning, “we need a gifted nature change!” A new birth that’s only gifted through God’s calling, revealing Jesus and giving understanding. Thus the holy scriptures teach that God calls, reveals our sin nature and chooses to reveal Himself to whom He will.

      Worldly religion teaches; “it’s your choice, whether to be “born from above or not.” The holy scriptures teach that God calls, opens minds and grants repentance. NOW worldly repentance is not all bad. Breaking bad habits and attempting to live a more moral life has its blessings. God gifted repentance is through His revealing His Way and giving us a desire to know Him intimately. Called out people’s seeking gifted understanding, desiring to grow and overcome to the end is pleasing to God.

      (Consider Isaiah 64:4-6 again; “Since ancient times no one has heard or perceived, no eye has seen any God besides You, who intervenes for those who wait for Him. You assist those who delight in doing what is right, who observe Your commandments. Look, You were angry because we violated them continually. How then can we be saved? We are all like one who is unclean, all our so-called righteous acts are like a menstrual rag in your sight.”)

       We can only live His Way through His power. We can only overcome to the end through God’s spirit in us.

      (2 Corinthians 4:7-18; ““But we “Believers IN” have this treasure in clay jars, so that the extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. We “Christians” are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair; we are persecuted, but not abandoned; we are knocked down, but not destroyed, always carrying around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our body. For we who are alive are constantly being handed over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our mortal body. (12) As a result, death is at work in us, “we apostles” but life is at work in you, “followers of Jesus.” But since we have the same spirit of faith as that shown in what has been written, “I believed; therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore we also speak. We do so because we know that the one who raised up Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus and will bring us with you into His presence. For all these things are for your sake, so that the grace that is including more and more people may cause thanksgiving to increase to the glory of God. Therefore we do not despair, but even if our physical body is wearing away, our inner person is being renewed day by dayFor our momentary, light suffering is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison because we are NOT looking at what can be seen but AT what cannot be seen. For what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.”)

       Likely 99% of the people around we know,” do not believe IN our Creator as He manifest Himself to be in His holy Word.” Not believing God sustains the sun that warms us, controls weather changes and He’s going to return and bring peace to this un-peaceable deceived world. (Are we led to ask God for the gift of understanding?) The populations at large depend on their own fleshly way of thinking, “which is the sin nature inherited from Adam.” Allow Jesus’ conclusion, presented through His apostle Paul.

      (1Cor 15:20-26; “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, “Adam” the resurrection of the dead also came through a man “Jesus.” 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. Then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be eliminated is death.”)

God’s Truth Explored, chapter 18

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

To: “10,655 Churches of God” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/29/18, God’s 2nd month, Iyar14, 5778 until sunset.

      The awesomeness of our Creator is beyond the imagination of this worlds populations and Jesus’ statement, “He is the Alpha and Omega” isn’t believed by worldly religious. Nor His choosing whom He will and leaving others in blindness. His plans regarding all things are absolute. (Accordingly, Esau knew about his father Jacob’s God, but God chose and revealed Himself to Jacob. Similarly; Jesus’ apostles believed Jesus because of their seeing His miracles, but didn’t understand the Holy Scriptures until after He was resurrected and gifted them to do so. See proofs in Jesus’ own spoken words after His resurrection.

      (Luke 24:44-49; Then 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. Then Jesus 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, “apostles” are witnesses of these things. And look, I am sending you what My Father promised. But stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”)

      The twelve and many disciples believed Jesus was the Christ that was prophesied to come, because they witnessed His miracles, but didn’t understand the scriptures and have power to live them until the Holy Spirit was given on Pentecost. Likewise today; “to understand the scriptures and have a desire to live Jesus’ way must be gifted.”

      Jesus’ birth, living in the flesh and shedding His blood for the remission of sin was planned long before He had the Israelites put blood on their door facings to protect them from the death angel. Jesus’ resurrection, ascension and His second coming was pre-planned before the foundation of the world.

      It was Jesus that had Jacob go to Bethel and build an altar. Led him to have his family rid themselves of statute idols they gathered for worship and purify themselves for the occasion.

      (Gen 35:6-8; “Jacob and all those who were with him arrived at Luz (that is, Bethel) in the land of Canaan. He built an altar there and named the place El Bethel because there God had revealed Himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother, Esau.”)

       God made the Israelites His children by promise to Abraham. Since that Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension, God is making spiritual Israelites, “Christians” His children by the same promise. This was revealed to Paul and he wrote.

       (Gal 3:29; “And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.” Through His prophet Isaiah; God promises not to forget His chosen. (Remember God’s promises are definite; so sure that they are often written as if already occurred.) Each called person’s name has been inscribed.

      (Isaiah 49:14-25; Zion  “people” said, ‘The Lord has abandoned me, the sovereign Master has forgotten me.’ Can a woman forget her baby who nurses at her breast? Can she withhold compassion from the child she has borne? Even if mothers were to forget, I “your Father” could never forget you! Look, I have inscribed your name on My palms; your walls are constantly before Me. Your children hurry back, while those who destroyed and devastated you depart. Look all around you! All of them gather to you.

      As surely as I live,” says the Lord, “you will certainly wear all of them like jewelry; you will put them on as if you were a bride. Yes, your land lies in ruins; it is desolate and devastated. But now you will be too small to hold your residents, and those who devoured you will be far away. Yet the children born during your time of bereavement will say within your hearing, ‘This place is too cramped for us, make room for us so we can live here.’ (21) Then you will think to yourself, ‘Who bore these children for me? I was bereaved and barren, dismissed and divorced. Who raised these children? Look, I was left all alone; where did these children come from?’

       (Isa 49:22-23; This is what the sovereign Lord says: “Look I will raise My hand to the nations; I will raise My signal flag to the peoples. They will bring your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders. Kings will be your children’s guardians; their princesses will nurse your children. With their faces to the ground they will bow down to you and they will lick the dirt on your feet. Then you will recognize that I am the Lord; those who wait patiently for Me are NOT put to shame

       (Isa 49:24; Can spoils be taken from a warrior or captives be rescued from a conqueror? Indeed,” says the Lord, “captives will be taken from a warrior; spoils will be rescued from a conqueror. I will oppose your adversary and I will rescue your children. I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; they will get drunk on their own blood, as if it were wine. Then all humankind will recognize that I am the Lord, your Deliverer, your Protector, the powerful ruler of Jacob, “spiritual Israelites,”)

      Remember; long ago God named the 12 gates of New Jerusalem for the 12 tribes of Israel AND the 12 foundations for His 12 apostles. (see Revelations 21 :)

      All worldly religions have manufactured gods fitting their imagination, not realizing God’s reality and His preplanning all things. One day all nations and people will be ashamed for not considering His awesomeness. Jesus has more to say through Isaiah.

      (Isaiah 66:1-3; “This is what the Lord says: “The heavens are My throne and the earth is My footstool. Where then is the house you will build for Me? Where is the place where I will rest? My hand made them; that is how they came to be,” says the Lord. I show special favor to the humble and contrite, who respect what I have to say. The one who slaughters a bull also strikes down a man; the one who sacrifices a lamb also breaks a dog’s neck; the one who presents an offering includes pig’s blood with it; the one who offers incense also praises an idol. They have decided to behave this way; they enjoy these disgusting practices.” Do we need to consider what practices are disgusting to our Creator? God’s chosen respects what He has to say.

      (Isa 66:4; So, I will choose severe punishment for them; “who don’t respect what I have to say” I will bring on them what they dread, because I called, and no one responded, I spoke and they did not listen. They did evil before Me; they chose to do what displeases Me.”)

      It isn’t rocket science. It boils down to whether people are “Believers IN” or “believe that.”

      (Isa 66:5; Hear the word of the Lord, you who respect what He has to say! Your countrymen, who hate you and exclude you, supposedly for the sake of My name, say, “May the Lord be glorified, then we will witness your joy.” But they will be put to shame.”)

       Believers IN experience this attitude:”people thinking them strange for not going along to get along.”

       (Isa 66:6; ‘The sound of battle comes from the city; the sound comes from the temple! It is the sound of the Lord paying back His enemies.’

      (Isa 66:7-8; “Before she goes into labor, she gives birth! Before her contractions begin, she delivers a boy! Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen this? Can a country be brought forth in one day? Can a nation be born in a single moment? Yet as soon as Zion goes into labor she gives birth to sons!”

       God creates instantaneously. He chose to make Israel His own and He makes Believers IN His children.

      (Isa 66:9; “Do I bring a baby to the birth opening and then not deliver it?” asks the Lord. “Or do I bring a baby to the point of delivery and then hold it back?” asks your God.” God’s promises to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph and Moses are certain.

      (Isa 66:10-11; “Be happy for Jerusalem and rejoice with her, all you who love her! Share in her great joy, all you who have mourned over her. For you will nurse from her satisfying breasts and be nourished; you will feed with joy from her milk-filled breasts.”) Believers IN - Christians will be teaching the nations.

      (Isa 66:12-13; For this is what the Lord says: “Look, I am ready to extend to her prosperity that will flow like a river, the riches of nations will flow into her like a stream that floods its banks. You will nurse from her breast and be carried at her side; you will play on her knees. As a mother consoles a child, so I will console you, and you will be consoled over Jerusalem.”

     Jesus and His Saints will rule from Jerusalem! Revival? Indeed.

God’s Truth Explored, chapter 17

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

 To: “10,649 in resident churches” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/28/18, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 13, 5778 until sunset.

       All worldly religions make manufactured gods to fit their imagination. They don’t realize God has preplanned all things. That one day all nations and peoples will be ashamed for not considering His awesomeness. Jesus has more to say through His revelations to Isaiah.

      (Isaiah 66:1-24; “This is what the Lord says: “The heavens are My throne and the earth is My footstool. Where then is the house you will build for Me? Where is the place where I will rest? My hand made them; that is how they came to be,” says the Lord. I show special favor to the humble and contrite, who respect what I have to say. The one who slaughters a bull also strikes down a man; the one who sacrifices a lamb also breaks a dog’s neck; the one who presents an offering includes pig’s blood with it; the one who offers incense also praises an idol. They have decided to behave this way; they enjoy these disgusting practices.” Do we need to consider what practices are disgusting to our Creator? God’s chosen respects what He has to say.

      (Isa 66:4; So I will choose severe punishment for them; “who do not respect what I have to say” I will bring on them what they dread, because I called, and no one responded, I spoke and they did not listen. They did evil before Me; they chose to do what displeases Me.”

      It isn’t rocket science. It boils down to whether people are “Believers IN” or “believe that.”

      (Isa 66:5-8; Hear the word of the Lord, you who respect what He has to say! Your countrymen, who hate you and exclude you, supposedly for the sake of My name, say, “May the Lord be glorified, then we will witness your joy.” (But they will be put to shame.” Believers IN experience this attitude. We are thought of as being strange for not going along to get along.) (6) ‘The sound of battle comes from the city; the sound comes from the temple! It is the sound of the Lord paying back His enemies.’ (7-8) “Before she goes into labor, she gives birth! Before her contractions begin, she delivers a boy! Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen this? Can a country be brought forth in one day? Can a nation be born in a single moment? Yet as soon as Zion goes into labor she gives birth to sons!”) God is awesome, He creates instantaneously. He chose to make Israel His own and He makes Believers His children!

      (Isa 66:9-11; “Do I bring a baby to the birth opening and then not deliver it?” asks the Lord. “Or do I bring a baby to the point of delivery and then hold it back?” asks your God.”

      “Be happy for Jerusalem and rejoice with her, all you who love her! Share in her great joy, all you who have mourned over her. For you will nurse from her satisfying breasts and be nourished; you will feed with joy from her milk-filled breasts.”) Believers IN - Christians will be teaching the nations.

      (Isa 66:12-13; “For this is what the Lord says: “Look, I am ready to extend to her prosperity that will flow like a river, the riches of nations will flow into her like a stream that floods its banks. You will nurse from her breast and be carried at her side; you will play on her knees. As a mother consoles a child, so I will console you, and you will be consoled over Jerusalem.”) Jesus and His Saints will rule from Jerusalem! Revival? Indeed.

      (Isa 66:14-16; “When you see this, you will be happy, and you will be revived. The Lord will reveal His power to His servants and His anger to His enemies. For look, the Lord comes with fire, His chariots come like a windstorm, to reveal His raging anger, His battle cry, and His flaming arrows. For the Lord judges all humanity with fire and His sword; the Lord will kill many.”) A second death will be the fate of the un-repentant.

       (Isa 66:17-20 “As for those who consecrate and ritually purify themselves so they can follow their leader and worship in the sacred orchards, those who eat the flesh of pigs and other disgusting creatures, like mice – they will all be destroyed together,” says the Lord. “I hate their deeds and thoughts! So I am coming to gather all the nations and ethnic groups; they will come and witness My splendor. I will perform a mighty act among them and then send some of those who remain to the nations – to Tarshish, Pul, Lud (known for its archers), Tubal, Javan, and to the distant coastlands that have not heard about Me or seen My splendor. They will tell the nations of My splendor. They will bring back all your countrymen from all the nations as an offering to the Lord. They will bring them on horses, in chariots, in wagons, on mules, and on camels to My holy hill Jerusalem,” says the Lord, “just as the Israelites bring offerings to the Lord’s temple in ritually pure containers.”) God’s good news will then go to all the world.

      (Isa 66:21-24; “And I will choose some of them as priests and Levites,” says the Lord. “For just as the new heavens and the new earth I am about to make will remain standing before Me,” says the Lord, “so your descendants and your name will remain. From one month to the next and from one Sabbath to the next, all people will come to worship Me,” says the Lord. (24) “They will go out and observe the corpses of those who rebelled against Me, for the maggots that eat them will not die, and the fire that consumes them will not die out. All people will find the sight abhorrent.”)

      Remember Jesus is addressing Zion, Israel, Jerusalem and those who have respect for what He says, through Isaiah! Jesus’ apostle Paul reveals the unfolding.

      (1Thess 4:13-18; “Now we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, so also we believe that God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep as Christians. For we tell you this by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will surely not go ahead of those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be suddenly caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord. (18) Therefore encourage one another with these words.”)

      Demonic led leaders will be declaring a time of peace before Jesus’ return and will deceive the majority.

      (1Thess 5:1-11; “Now on the topic of times and seasons, brothers and sisters, you have no need for anything to be written to you. For you know quite well that the day of the Lord will come in the same way as a thief in the night. Now when they are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will surely NOT escape.

       But you, brothers and sisters, are not in the darkness for the day to overtake you like a thief would. For you all are sons of the light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of the darkness. So then we must not sleep as the rest, but must stay alert and sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But since we are of the day, we must stay sober by putting on the breastplate of faith and love and as a helmet our hope for salvation. For God did not destine us for wrath but for gaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that whether we are alert or asleep we will come to life together with Him. (11) Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, just as you are in fact doing.”)

       It’s all preplanned; may we be yielded to His plan and Way.

God’s Truth Explored, chapter 16

Friday, April 27th, 2018

To: “10,630 in resident churches” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/27/18, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 12, 5778 until sunset.

     Young king Josiah was gifted with the desire to please the God of Israel. Jesus revealed to His apostle Paul and he to us, “from where a God gifted desire comes from.” (Philippians 2:12-13; Continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence, for the One bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort – for the sake of His good pleasure – is God.”) This is one of many scriptural examples that teaches, “a desire to be at one with God is gifted. It isn’t religious fluff; it’s a calling gifted by grace: “a Godly gifted desire that can’t be conjured up nor gifted by a school of theology.” 

Timothy like Josiah was gifted with a spiritual desire to be at one with God.

     (2Timothy 2:1-13; “So you, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And entrust what you heard me say in the presence of many others as witnesses to faithful people who will be competent to teach others as well. (3) Take your share of suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one in military service gets entangled in matters of everyday life; otherwise he will not please the One who recruited him. Also, if anyone competes as an athlete, he will not be crowned as the winner unless he competes according to the rules. The farmer who works hard ought to have the first share of the crops. (7) Think about what I am saying and the Lord will give you understanding of all this. Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David; such is my gospel, for which I suffer hardship to the point of imprisonment as a criminal, but God’s message is not imprisoned! So I endure all things for the sake of those chosen by God, that they too may obtain salvation in Christ Jesus and its eternal glory.” (11-13; “This saying is trustworthy: If we died with Him, we will also live with Him. If we endure, we will also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He will also deny us. If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful, since He cannot deny Himself.”)

      Josiah’s historical record is for our learning. (Rom 15:4-6; “For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope. Now may the God of endurance and comfort give you unity with one another in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”)

      Jesus’ promises are sure. His kingdom will be established in spite of people. No organization of people will bring God’s rule on earth. THE QUESTION? Do we recognize His calling? Are we called and recruited to serve Jesus? Are we inclined to meditate and pray about it?

       By today’s standards Josiah would have been about a fifth grader when he became king of Judah. It was after Samuel’s time, bad kings had led the people to paganism to the degree that God was planning their disbursement. Such is the case in our current age. (See 2Kings 23:4-20) Scrolls were found that didn’t belong in the Lord’s temple, pagan items that caused Josiah to rip his clothing in disgust. Josiah ordered high-ranking priests to bring them out of the Lord’s temple. Items used in the worship of Baal, Asherah, and all the stars of the sky. Josiah burned them outside Jerusalem in the terraces of Kidron, and carried the ashes to Bethel. Consider this preserved, 2Kings account and compare it to religious observances in today’s houses of worship.

       Heavenly Father and our Creator Lord Jesus: give us to know Your awesomeness and confident faith in Your Word. We ask in Your holy name; Lord Jesus. AMEN.

       The awesomeness of our Creator is beyond the imagination of this worlds populations. Jesus’ statement that He is indeed the Alpha and Omega; is not comprehended by worldly religious. He chooses whom He will holds back understanding for their good and to whom He will give understanding for His purpose.

       Accordingly: Esau knew about his father Jacob’s God, but God chose and revealed Himself to his brother Jacob. In similar fashion; Jesus’ apostles believed Jesus because of seeing His miracles, but didn’t understand the holy scriptures until after He was resurrected and gifted to do so.

      (Luke 24:44-49; “Then 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.” Then Jesus 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, “apostles” are witnesses of these things. And look, I am sending you what My Father promised. But stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”)

      The twelve and many disciples believed Jesus was the Christ that was prophesied to come, because of His miracles, but couldn’t understand the scriptures and have power to live them until the holy spirit was given on that Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension. Likewise today; “many believe Jesus died for their sins, “but they don‘t believe IN because it isn’t gifted.”

       Understand the scriptures and have a desire to live them must be gifted.

Jesus’ birth, His coming and living in the flesh, was planned long before He had Moses tell the Israelites to put blood on their door facings to protect them from the death angel. Jesus’ life blood sacrifice, resurrection, ascension and His second coming was pre-planned before the foundation of the world.

       Jesus had Jacob go to Bethel and build an altar. He led Jacob to have his family rid themselves of, “statute idols gathered for worship and purify themselves for the occasion.”

      (Gen 35:6-8; “Jacob and all those who were with him arrived at Luz (that is, Bethel) in the land of Canaan. He built an altar there and named the place El Bethel because there God had revealed Himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother, Esau.”)

       God made the Israelites His chosen children “by promise to Abraham.” God has and is making spiritual Israelites “Christians” His children by the same promise today. This was revealed to Paul and he to us.

      (Gal 3:29; “And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”) Through His prophet Isaiah; “the Lord God promises not to forget His chosen.” (God’s promises are definite; so sure that they are often written as if already occurred.) Each called person’s name has been inscribed.

      (Isaiah 49:14-25; “Zion “people of Zion” said, ‘The Lord has abandoned me, the sovereign Master has forgotten me.’ Can a woman forget her baby who nurses at her breast? Can she withhold compassion from the child she has borne? Even if mothers were to forget, I “your Father” could never forget you! Look, I have inscribed your name on My palms; your walls are constantly before Me. Your children hurry back, while those who destroyed and devastated you depart. Look all around you! All of them gather to you.

As surely as I live, says the Lord, “you will certainly wear all of them like jewelry; you will put them on as if you were a bride. Yes, your land lies in ruins; it is desolate and devastated. But now you will be too small to hold your residents, and those who devoured you will be far away. Yet the children born during your time of bereavement will say within your hearing, ‘This place is too cramped for us, make room for us so we can live here.’ (21) Then you will think to yourself, ‘Who bore these children for me? I was bereaved and barren, dismissed and divorced. Who raised these children? Look, I was left all alone; where did these children come from?’

       (Isa 49:22-25; This is what the sovereign Lord says: “Look I will raise My hand to the nations; I will raise My signal flag to the peoples. They will bring your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders. Kings will be your children’s guardians; their princesses will nurse your children. With their faces to the ground they will bow down to you and they will lick the dirt on your feet. Then you will recognize that I am the Lord; those who wait patiently for Me are NOT put to shame. (24) Can spoils be taken from a warrior, or captives be rescued from a conqueror? Indeed, says the Lord, “captives will be taken from a warrior; spoils will be rescued from a conqueror. I will oppose your adversary and I will rescue your children. I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; they will get drunk on their own blood, as if it were wine. Then all humankind will recognize that I am the Lord, your Deliverer, your Protector, the powerful ruler of Jacob, “spiritual Israelites,”)

        Long ago God named the 12 gates of New Jerusalem for the 12 tribes of Israel AND the 12 foundations of New Jerusalem for His 12 apostles. (see Revelations 21:)

 

God’s Truth Explored, chapter 15

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

To: “10,562 in resident churches” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/24/18, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 9, 5778 until sunset.

        Pope Frances and protestant leaders should attempt to explain why they practice the things King Josiah was led to destroy back in his reign. Quite some time before God made eight year old Josiah king over Judah, ten tribes had been dispersed for covenant breaking. Dispersed to serve pagan rulers. The tribe of Judea had been separated from Israel and stayed closer to their covenant agreement. Dispersed after God made Josiah and then his son king. Josiah was led to think righteously and when he learned of his forefathers rebellion against God, he forcefully turned Judah back from their pagan ways. (See 1Kings 13: - 2Kings 23:) (Here’s an event forerunner to what Jesus will do when He reigns.) After Josiah’s death the people turned again to the ways of the pagan people around them. (Josiah had power to enforce his rule, but like with all religion, was unable to change the inner nature of people.)

      That inner nature inherited from Adam and coached by Satan is still mankind’s major problem since Adam, and will continue until its miraculously changed. (It’s not within our ability to change our inherited nature and overcome the desires of the flesh, “independent of our Creator.”) All societies evolve toward a system, “where the strong make merchandise of the weaker and justice one sided.” Without strong society law, people evolve toward animalistic behavior instinctively. A nature prone to hold to evolving tradition. WHY? Our inherited from Adam nature is hostile toward our Creator. Jesus revealed and His apostle Paul explains.

      (Romans 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.”)

       Religious minded and all others find reason NOT to be obedient to the practices Jesus ordained. It’s in our inherited nature to make gods from our imagination and condone societal evolving ways that are an abomination to our Creator. But religions find comfort zones in their disobedience. Errors the Israelites made and God’s punishments are recorded for our learning. Thus the called in this age have responsibility to share His truth.

      (Romans 15:1-6;““But we who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not just please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good to build him up. For even Christ did not please Himself, but just as it is written, “The insults of those who insult You have fallen on Me.” For everything that was written in former times was written for our, “we followers of Jesus” instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope. Now may the God of endurance and comfort give you unity with one another in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.””)

      NO human society is able to learn from Israel’s failures and make lasting changes in the hearts and minds of it’s people. The answer; “a supernatural  nature change is necessary for the preservation of mankind.” We must be called by God and miraculously given a new nature! Jesus referred to this change as, “being born again” and Jesus’ apostles made reference to this gift as; “being born from above.” (We can’t see ourselves from God’s point of view; “except He reveal Himself and grant His gift of repentance.”) We must be given Godly grace to see our self serving nature for what it is and turn with the humbleness of a child to our Creator and His Ways. ONLY then can one grow in the grace and knowledge of God, overcome and develop Godly character. Jesus revealed this through His apostle Paul.

      (Romans 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. 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 ’fleshly’ body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is your life because of 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.”)

      It’s the mystery to this unbelieving age. God does the calling, choosing, and converts people with His gift of turning, “repentance.”

      After King Josiah’s death, the Lord gave Jeremiah a message concerning all the people of Judah. (It was the first year that Nebuchadnezzar was king of Babylon.) The message is for all people who have an inclination to consider the awesomeness of our Creator and His Ways.

      (Jeremiah 25:2-10; “For the last twenty-three years, from the thirteenth year that Josiah son of Amon was ruling in Judah until now, the Lord has been speaking to me. I told you over and over again what He said, But you would not listen, “Therefore, the Lord who rules over all says, ‘You have not listened to what I said. So I, the Lord, affirm that I will send for all the peoples of the north and My servant, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants and all the nations that surround it. I will utterly destroy this land, its inhabitants and all the nations that surround it and make them everlasting ruins. I will make them objects of horror and hissing scorn. (10) I will put an end to the sounds of joy and gladness, to the glad celebration of brides and grooms in these lands. I will put an end to the sound of people grinding meal. I will put an end to lamps shining in their houses. This whole area will become a desolate wasteland. These nations will be subject to the king of Babylon for seventy years.”)

      God had given the Israelites unparallel blessing, but they chose to follow the pagan gods of people around them. God chose the Israelites by promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. While the non-Israelite world was going the way of their imagination, looking to and worshiping gods of their imagination rather than the Creator God. The descendents of Abraham are a chosen by promise people. To bless and demonstrate God’s power. Because of their disobedience, God used Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian people for His purpose.

      Unbelieving people with Babylonian inherited instincts are still pagan worshipers, looking to the sun, stars, the Zodiac, the detestable Sidonian goddess Astarte, (where Easter practices come from.) the detestable Moabite god Chemosh and the horrible Ammonite god Milcom. The God of Israel used these demonic people to punish His chosen, who yielded to their fleshly nature and preferred serving gods of their imagination. (Astarte, for example: “was connected with fertility, sexuality, and war.” Her symbols were the lion, the horse, the sphinx, the dove and a star with a circle indicating the planet Venus. Pictorial representations often show her naked. She has been thought of as the deified evening star. Modern day Easter celebrations comes from this paganism.

       God commanded the Israelites and now His chosen Christians, not to learn these pagan ways. Inherited nature in people is still the same and God is still using governments to serve His purposes. Thus, God still puts rulers over people they deserve and will until His kingdom is established. God still commands His people to refrain from all forms of idol worship. Jesus’ apostle Paul taught the Roman Christians to look at Israel’s examples. He wrote: (“Look at the people of Israel. Are not those who eat the sacrifices partners in the altar? Am I saying that idols or food sacrificed to them amount to anything? No. I mean that what the pagans sacrifice is to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be partners with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot take part in the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Or are we trying to provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we really stronger than He is?” Romans 10:19-22)

      There’s much to consider here, “if we profess to be a Believers IN.” Pagan practices of people who should know better provokes our Creator to Godly jealousy. Additionally: “there’s the matter of spiritual prostitution!” Spiritual adultery! Genuine followers of Jesus are wedded to Him and must be loyal to His Way; “else accounted as prostitutes!” Unbelievers have their outlook shaped by the demonic! When we’re spiritually mature we know idols are nothing. We know we cannot be harmed by imaginary gods. The problem is; “OUR EXAMPLE to others.” The problem is; “the practice of sinful living.” When professing Christians involve themselves in unholy practices, “the spiritually weak are effected.” Paul shares his and Jesus’ example for us. The exercise of faith can be trying, but God does strengthen those He chooses and discipline those He loves. (Christians need to liken themselves as military ambassadors.)

God’s Truth Explored, chapter 14

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

To: “10,562 in resident churches” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/23/18, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 8, 5778 until sunset.

      Much can be learned about God’s thinking, characteristics and mankind’s stubborn nature from the Pentateuch “meaning the first five books of the Bible; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.” Jesus and His apostles quoted from these, the prophets and Psalms often. The word Pentateuch comes from two Greek words that mean “five books” or “five scrolls.”

      Followers of Jesus have mindsets likened to king Josiah’s, “when truth is revealed to our minds.” Some previous rulers of Israel and Judah had led the Israelites in the ways and customs of the pagan’s around them after the time of the judges; “as false teachers are leading people today.” King Josiah’s actions likely parallels much of what’s to take place when Jesus reigns as King of Kings.

       (2 Kings 23:4-30; “The king ordered Hilkiah the high priest, the high-ranking priests, and the guards to bring out of the Lord’s temple all the items that were used in the worship of Baal, Asherah, and all the stars of the sky. The king burned them outside of Jerusalem in the terraces of Kidron, and carried their ashes to Bethel. He eliminated the pagan priests whom the kings of Judah had appointed to offer sacrifices on the high places in the cities of Judah and in the area right around Jerusalem. (They offered sacrifices to Baal, the sun god, the moon god, the constellations, and all the stars in the sky.) (6) He removed the Asherah pole from the Lord’s temple and took it outside Jerusalem to the Kidron Valley, where he burned it. He smashed it to dust and then threw the dust in the public graveyard. He tore down the quarters of the male cultic prostitutes in the Lord’s temple, where women were weaving shrines for Asherah. He brought all the priests from the cities of Judah and ruined the high places where the priests had offered sacrifices, from Geba to Beer Sheba. He tore down the high place of the goat idols situated at the entrance of the gate of Joshua, the city official, on the left side of the city gate. (9) (Now the priests of the high places did not go up to the altar of the Lord in Jerusalem, but they did eat unleavened cakes among their fellow priests.) The king ruined Topheth in the Valley of Ben Hinnom so that no one could pass his son or his daughter through the fire to Molech. He removed from the entrance to the Lord’s temple the statues of horses that the kings of Judah had placed there in honor of the sun god. (They were kept near the room of Nathan Melech the eunuch, which was situated among the courtyards.) He burned up the chariots devoted to the sun god. The king tore down the altars the kings of Judah had set up on the roof of Ahaz’s upper room, as well as the altars Manasseh had set up in the two courtyards of the Lord’s temple. He crushed them up and threw the dust in the Kidron Valley. The king ruined the high places east of Jerusalem, south of the Mount of Destruction, that King Solomon of Israel had built for the detestable Sidonian goddess Astarte, the detestable Moabite god Chemosh, and the horrible Ammonite god Milcom. He smashed the sacred pillars to bits, cut down the Asherah pole, and filled those shrines with human bones. (15) He also tore down the altar in Bethel at the high place made by Jeroboam son of Nebat, who encouraged Israel to sin. He burned all the combustible items at that high place and crushed them to dust; including the Asherah pole. When Josiah turned around, he saw the tombs there on the hill. So he ordered the bones from the tombs to be brought; he burned them on the altar and defiled it. This fulfilled the Lord’s announcement made by the prophet while Jeroboam stood by the altar during a festival. King Josiah turned and saw the grave of the prophet who had foretold this. He asked, “What is this grave marker I see?” The men from the city replied, “It’s the grave of the prophet who came from Judah and foretold these very things you have done to the altar of Bethel.” The king said, “Leave it alone! No one must touch his bones.” So they left his bones undisturbed, as well as the bones of the Israelite prophet buried beside him. (19) Josiah also removed all the shrines on the high places in the cities of Samaria. The kings of Israel had made them and angered the Lord. He did to them what he had done to the high place in Bethel. He sacrificed all the priests of the high places on the altars located there, and burned human bones on them. Then he returned to Jerusalem. The king ordered all the people, “Observe the Passover of the Lord your God, as prescribed in this scroll of the covenant.” He issued this edict because a Passover like this had not been observed since the days of the judges; it was neglected for the entire period of the kings of Israel and Judah. But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah’s reign, such a Passover of the Lord was observed in Jerusalem. Josiah also got rid of the ritual pits used to conjure up spirits, the magicians, personal idols, disgusting images, and all the detestable idols that had appeared in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem. In this way he carried out the terms of the law recorded on the scroll that Hilkiah the priest had discovered in the Lord’s temple. No king before or after repented before the Lord as he did, with his whole heart, soul, and being in accordance with the whole law of Moses. Yet the Lord’s great anger against Judah did not subside; he was still infuriated by all the things Manasseh had done. The Lord announced, “I will also spurn Judah, just as I spurned Israel. I will reject this city that I chose – both Jerusalem and the temple, about which I said, “I will live there.” The rest of the events of Josiah’s reign and all his accomplishments are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of the Kings of Judah. During Josiah’s reign Pharaoh Necho king of Egypt marched toward the Euphrates River to help the king of Assyria. King Josiah marched out to fight him, but Necho killed him at Megiddo when he saw him. (30) His servants transported his dead body from Megiddo in a chariot and brought it to Jerusalem, where they buried him in his tomb. The people of the land took Josiah’s son Jehoahaz, poured olive oil on his head, and made him king in his father’s place.”)

       Josiah’s end wasn’t because of his conduct; God had planned Judah’s disbursement, “like Israel before them their sinful practices and punishment was planned.”  

       Consider how many of these detestable practices, King Josiah ridded Judah of that’s practiced today? Believers IN are looking forward to these things being destroyed again! Unbelievers enjoy the status quo. Believers IN are led to be submissive to the authority of our creator, “Jesus” honoring things holy to Him! Christians are spirit led to heed the words of Paul as recorded in the following Hebrews text.

      (Hebrews 13:1-17; “Brotherly love must continue. Do not neglect hospitality, because through it some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those in prison as though you were in prison with them, and those ill-treated as though you too felt their torment. Marriage must be honored among all and the marriage bed kept undefiled, for God will judge sexually immoral people and adulterers. Your conduct must be free from the love of money and you must be content with what you have, for He has said, “I will never leave you and I will never abandon you.” (6) So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, and I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” Remember your leaders, who spoke God’s message to you; reflect on the outcome of their lives and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever! Do not be carried away by all sorts of strange teachings. For it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not ritual meals, which have never benefited those who participated in them. We have an altar that those who serve in the tabernacle have no right to eat from. For the bodies of those animals whose blood the high priest brings into the sanctuary as an offering for sin are burned outside the camp.(12) Therefore, to sanctify the people by His own blood, Jesus also suffered outside the camp. We must go out to Him, then, outside the camp, bearing the abuse He experienced. For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. Through Him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, acknowledging His name, (nature). And do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for God is pleased with such sacrifices. (17) Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls and will give an account for their work. Let them do this with joy and not with complaints, for this would be no advantage for you. Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to conduct ourselves rightly in every respect. I especially ask you to pray that I may be restored to you very soon.”)

       Remember: “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.” (SO, we should know, from God’s view, an unbeliever is one in whom God has not revealed Himself. A Believer is one in whom God has revealed Himself.)

God’s Truth Explored, chapter 13

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

To: “10,545 in resident churches” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/22/18, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 7, 5778 until sunset.

       God’s law and ways are supreme, man’s laws and practices that don’t square with them are sinful. As Creator He has the prerogative to define sin as lawlessness. When His loving, righteous nature is revealed individually, we’re spiritually compelled to practice life and love as He loves. Only then do people know God’s supremacy in all things. This understanding is gifted spiritually and a calling to abandon previously held fleshly lawless practices that seemed right and turn to Jesus’ spiritual ways. It’s spiritual circumcision of the heart. We can’t practice lawlessness in God’s view and righteousness at the same time.

      (Gal 5:22-26; “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. 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.”) It’s the practice of overcoming sin. Growing in the grace and knowledge of God; becoming mature in Christ.

      (1Cor 2:6-16; “Now we do speak wisdom among the mature, but not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are perishing. Instead we speak the wisdom of God, hidden in a mystery, that God determined before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood it. If they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 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.” God has revealed these to us by the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among ‘fleshly’ 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 ’followers of Jesus’ 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 ‘Believers IN’ have the mind of Christ.” ) No one knows the things of God, unless the spirit of God is gifted!

       When Jesus knew it was time for Him to die for our sins, He went out to pray, threw Himself to the ground and asked “if it be possible let this hour pass. Addressed His Father in a personal way saying, “Abba Father all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me. Yet not what I will, but what You will.” See Mark 14:35-36.) (Abba means “Father” in Aramaic.)

      Jesus felt that personal relationship with His Father, a relationship we must have, “to worship Him in spirit and truth.” Jesus’ shedding His life blood for the remission of our sins had been planned from the time of His re-creating this earth. (It was preplanned that the Creator of life “shed His life’s blood so a new spiritual life could be gifted.) Jesus’ spiritual life be imputed to a believing IN people.

      Who are unbelievers in God’s View? Does any other view matter? Professing Christians and others call themselves believers. How can all these people with varying doctrinal views be believers? Unless God is a divided deity? Jesus and His apostles taught “God is not divided and that understanding is spiritually discerned.”

      (1Cor 2:14; “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.”) God’s view is “unbelievers are people God has not revealed Himself to. Believers are people God has revealed Himself to.)

       Consider Paul’s conversion. A strict law keeping Pharisee who believed keeping the law earned salvation. He believed in the Old Covenant and adamantly practiced the Pharisees doctrine. Paul could be likened to any devout denominationalist in our day. He explained to the Galatians.

      (Gal 1:13-17; “For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, how I was savagely persecuting the church of God and trying to destroy it. I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my nation, and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my ancestors. But when the One who set me apart from birth and called me by His grace was pleased to reveal His Son in me so that I could preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not go to ask advice from any human being, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before me, but right away I departed to Arabia, and then returned to Damascus.’)

       See that? ONCE Jesus revealed Himself to Paul, he understand the Old Covenant prophecies about the coming Messiah! Where does this Galatians and Colossians teachings put die hard denominationalist theories? If each group’s doctrinal beliefs are acceptable to God, then Jesus is a divided deity! The holy scriptures teach; “there’s no division between Jesus and God the Father.” Jesus had much to say on this topic. When the Pharisees were accusing Jesus of casting demons out by the power of the devil, He said;

       (“If I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? For this reason they will be your judges. But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has already overtaken you. How else can someone enter a strong man’s house and steal his property, unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can thoroughly plunder the house. Whoever is not with Me is against Me, and whoever does not gather with Me scatters. For this reason I tell you, people will be forgiven for every sin and blasphemy, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven. But whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. (33; “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is known by its fruit. Offspring of vipers! How are you able to say anything good, since you are evil? For the mouth speaks from what fills the heart. The good person brings good things out of his good treasury, and the evil person brings evil things out of his evil treasury. I tell you that on the day of judgment, people will give an account for every worthless word they speak. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”) Matt 12:22-37.)

       Spiritual discernment from these verses are: (1) “the spirit of God has already overtaken you.” Past tense: as in much of God’s Word, the meaning is “good as done; prophesy is sure.”) (2) “If the holy spirit leads us to understand truth, and we speak against that understanding, punishment is sure.” (3) The strong man could picture Satan, “he is to be tied up - bound.” (4) “False teaching scatters, “divides” with various erroneous teachings.” Teaching without spiritual discernment is serious and our words need to be carefully selected.

      Much that’s recorded in God’s Word, concerning Israelite history, is likened to what will unfold during Jesus’ millennial reign. For example: Josiah became king at eight years old. He was steadfast in doing what’s right in God‘s view. When Shaphan “a scribe” told king Josiah about the priest giving him a copy of a scroll, the king asked that it be read to him. When the king heard the words of the law scroll, he tore his clothes. Then ordered them; “Go, seek an oracle from the Lord for me and the people – for all Judah. Find out about the words of this scroll that has been discovered. For the Lord’s fury has been ignited against us, because our ancestors have not obeyed the words of this scroll by doing all that it instructs us to do.”) See 2Kings 22:) Much can be discerned about God from first and second Kings.

God;s Truth Explored, chapter 12

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

To: “10,531 in resident churches” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/21/18, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 6, 5778 until sunset.

      Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and all called out people to whom God reveals Himself; “don’t need written law regarding how to love God and neighbor: “His love is shed abroad, ’poured out’ in the heart.”

      (Romans 5:5-6; “And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God5 has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who is given to us. For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.” (While we were helplessly yielded to our inherited nature; “at the right time, God revealed Jesus Christ.”

     A God gifted desire to live in Jesus’ righteousness is from above. Its why and how Jesus’ apostle Paul could say; “ it’s no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.” A circumcision of heart is what believers IN Jesus seek.

      (Romans 2:25; “For circumcision has its value if you practice the law, but if you break the law, your circumcision has become un-circumcision.”) Circumcision of the flesh is a covenant token of obedience to God. People relying on circumcision and law keeping for salvation is as un-circumcised. Obeying the spiritual intent of God’s law makes the uncircumcised as the circumcised.

      (Rom 2:26; “Therefore if the uncircumcised man obeys the righteous requirements of the law, will not his un-circumcision be regarded as circumcision?”) Knowing  to keep the righteous spiritual intent of God’s law through faith in Jesus’ sacrifice is gifted; “justification is by grace.”

      (Rom 2:27-28; “And will not the physically uncircumcised man who keeps the law judge you who, despite the written code and circumcision, transgress the law? For a person is not a Jew, “Christian” who is one outwardly, nor is ’spiritual’ circumcision something that is outward in the flesh, but someone is a Jew “Christian” who is one inwardly and circumcision is of the heart by the Spirit and not by the written code. This person’s praise is not from people but from God.”)

       Circumcision of the foreskin always looked forward to a God gifted changed nature, “the imputation of His spirit, which is circumcision of heart.” God’s chosen people’s love for God and one another is defined by His gifted nature change. Making us to lovingly live God’s Way as did Abraham.

      Gathering to worship in Jesus’ Name, “should be a worship in the spirit and nature of Jesus as he‘s manifested to be in His holy word.”  To worship in His name, worshipers must be Believers IN His shed blood for the remission of sin. Whether two, three, or many; “Jesus is pleased when we worship in His nature.” (Jesus said; “For where two or three are assembled in My Name, I am there among them.” Matt 18:20)

      Consider what Jesus means by, “in the name of” looking to an example. If your name were Sue and you send me to deliver your message to Joe; “I would be acting as your ambassador, to the degree appointed.” What if Joe questioned me about Sue’s intended purpose; the message’s full meaning etc? “As a dependable ambassador, I couldn’t elaborate without permission, and knowledge of Sue’s intended result.” (I could elaborate more if I knew Sue’s outlook, purpose, long term plan regarding the subject of the message and even morose if I knew Sue’s character.)

      Likewise, when we worship in Jesus’ name: “we must know Jesus and His Message.” Worshiping in Jesus’ name is to know His nature, purpose character, short and long term plans. Realizing “to know Jesus is to know God the Father.” Realize “God the Son and God the Father agree as One” Knowing Jesus personally revealed Himself, His character and plans to those ambassador apostles He sent out in His Name. Gathering to worship in Jesus’ Name, we need His revelations regarding His message. We must know His truth and be imputed with His spirit in order to worship in spirit and truth.

      (John 10:34-42; Jesus answered, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, you are gods’? (Quote from Psalms 2:6; The whole line reads “I say, you are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you.”) If those people to whom the word of God came were called ‘gods’ (and the scripture cannot be broken), do you say about the One whom the Father set apart and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? (37) If I do NOT perform the deeds of My Father, do not believe Me. But if I do them, even if you do not believe Me, believe the deeds, so that you may come to know and understand that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me.” Then they attempted again to seize Him, but He escaped their clutches. (40) Jesus went back across the Jordan River again to the place where John had been baptizing at an earlier time, and He stayed there. Many came to Him and began to say, “John performed no miraculous sign, but everything John said about this man was true!” (42) And many believed IN Jesus there.”)

       God’s purpose in creating Adam and Eve in His image and likeness was to ultimately make them and their descendents literal sons of God. Jesus’ deeds in the flesh demonstrated his ability to create, re-create, resurrect and restore life. People accusing Jesus of blasphemy because He referred to Himself as the Son of God was in part because of their familiarity to His family.

      (Matt  13:53-5; “Now when Jesus finished these parables, He moved on from there. Then He came to His hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue. They were astonished and said, “Where did this man get such wisdom and miraculous powers? Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t His mother named Mary? And aren’t His brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas? And aren’t all His sisters here with us? Where did He get all this?” And so they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in His hometown and in His own house.” And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.”)

      Even fleshly logic gets this principle. Allow me to share a personal. (In a protestant theory class long age our instructor said: “if you want to present something new to an assembly, get an unknown with credentials to come and share it.”)

       The quote from Psalms 82:6 reads “I say, you are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you.” Jesus picks up on the term “sons of the Most High” in verse 36, referring to Himself as THE Son of God. The reason judges could be called gods was because they were vehicles of the word of God. Jesus is the Word incarnate, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world to save the world. (verse 36) Thus, Jesus is saying, “If it is permissible to call men “gods” because they are the vehicles of the word of God, how much more permissible is it that I use the words “Son of God” in reference to Myself? If you do not believe My Words, then believe because of the works I do.”

      Each apostle was careful not to allow God‘s churches assume “because they as Believers IN, were not under the law, could abuse that freedom.

      (Gal 5:13-21; “For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity to indulge your flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law can be summed up in a single commandment, namely, “You must love your neighbor as yourself.” However, if you continually bite and devour one another, beware that you are not consumed by one another. But I say, live by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh. For the flesh has desires that are opposed to the Spirit, and the Spirit has desires that are opposed to the flesh, for these are in opposition to each other, so that you cannot do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. (Why? Believers IN obey Jesus in the spirit of the law!) Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, depravity, idolatry, sorcery, hostilities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish rivalries, dissensions, factions, envying, murder, drunkenness, carousing, and similar things. I am warning you, as I had warned you before: Those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God!”)

        All who aren’t recipients’ of God’s spirit are under the law. Believers whose outlook ’nature’ has been supernaturally changed, have Jesus’ help to overcome these fleshly pulls. (Again, What is sin? The transgression of God’s law!)

God’s Truth Explored, chapter 11

Friday, April 20th, 2018

To: “10,512 in resident churches” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/20/18, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 5, 5778 until sunset.

      In one of Jesus’ parable He likened weeds to evil people: the field to the world and good seed; “people of His kingdom.” Jesus’ good news, ’gospel’ is about the kingdom of God established on earth and a called out people being prepared to rule and judge. “Good seed” hearing - reading gems of truth is food from the Vine; changing outlooks and desires. Jesus is the One sowing the good seed and Satan the weeds. When Jesus returns at the end of the age, His angels collect and burn up the weeds: “that’s the second death.” (Rev 21:8)     

      (Matthew 13:36-50; Then He left the crowds and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” He answered, “The One who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world and the good seed are the people of The kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. As the weeds are collected and burned with fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send His angels, and they will gather from His kingdom everything that causes sin as well as all lawbreakers. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. The one who has ears had better listen!”)

      Next Jesus gives three parable examples about His kingdom’s value.

       (Matt 13:44-50; “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure, hidden in a field, that a person found and hid. Then because of joy he went and sold all that he had and bought that field.” (45) “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he found a pearl of great value, he went out and sold everything he had and bought it. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was cast into the sea that caught all kinds of fish. When it was full, they pulled it ashore, sat down, and put the good fish into containers and threw the bad away. It will be this way at the end of the age. Angels will come and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”)

      Today’s spiritual Israelites “followers of Jesus” status or condition is likened to Israel’s being called out of Egypt. Scripturally speaking; “both Gentile and Israelite followers of Jesus are spiritual Jews.” Heirs with Abraham. (See Gal 3:29) Jacob, Israel and Jew are synonymous with “Christian” in New Testament scripture. God‘s love for people and how people should love is reflected in His commanding a rest on the seventh day. Resting from normal activities is to reminds people, “God has purpose in His creation.”

      Our Creator’s first command was, “don’t partake of the tree in the middle of the orchard; its the tree of life, knowledge of good and evil.” Gen 2:9) What’s God’s purpose? Creator Jesus didn’t want them eating “partaking of” this particular tree of knowledge because He is Life, Truth and in Him all things exist. To desire life, knowledge of good and evil apart from our Creator is idolatry. Disobeying that first command was sin. It was law! Later the Lord God would spell it out more precisely.

       (Exodus 20:3-6; “You shall have no other gods before Me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is on the earth beneath or that is in the water below. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I, the Lord, your God, am a jealous God, responding to the transgression of fathers by dealing with children to the third and fourth generations of those who reject Me, and showing covenant faithfulness to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.”)

       Its revealed to God’s called out people, “choosing for self what’s right, wrong, good and evil” is idolatry. Obedience to Satan.

      The disobedience of deciding for self what’s lawless was sin, long before the Lord God  “Jesus” wrote the commandments with His own finger, “for good to a stubborn people.”

       (1John 3:4; “Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; indeed, “sin is lawlessness.”) When people believe they evolved from whatever; “they don‘t know God’s law to be supreme.” Each a law to themselves, “making themselves little gods.”

       Since we are God’s creation, He is justified in giving us rules for our good. God is justified in blessing, cursing, punishing and rewarding His subjects. Failure to love and obey God was sin since creation.

       The scriptural history of people’s trials and errors, demonstrate that God allowed people to go the way of choice, “but He is ultimately in full control of ALL His creation.”

      From the beginning God planned “saving people from themselves.” Satan’s demise and the Son of God’s sacrifice for the remission of sin was pre-planned. (God’s plan revolves around His love and the imputation of His love in His chosen people.) Justified because He is Creator, re-Creator, Sustainer and the coming King of Kings.

       Followers of Jesus  “spiritual Israelites” know, faith and Godly love began with faithful Abraham; whom God called friend. Abraham lovingly lived as a friend to the will of God. Thus God made promises to Abraham and his heirs, Isaac, Jacob whose name God changed to Israel and Jesus’ followers, “spiritual Israelites.” (Israel meaning, “God fights.)

      As planned, Israelites served Egyptians, 430 years as God foretold Abraham. Their history and life experiences “all for our learning.” Scripturally speaking, “Egypt is synonymous with lawlessness.” Israelites were indoctrinated with the Egyptian way, “as are people today, to this world’s system of things.”

       The written law and oracles were given because of transgressions. Administered through God’s angels as His intermediaries. A stubborn chosen people, “unwilling to walk lovingly and obediently as did Abraham” needed laws as guardians until Jesus’ gifted faith.

      (Galatians 3:19-22; “Why then, was the law given? It was added because of transgressions, until the arrival of the Descendant, “Jesus” to whom the promise had been made. It ’the law’ was administered through angels as intermediaries. Now an intermediary is not for one party alone, but God is One. (21) Is the law therefore opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. But the scripture, “written letter of the law” imprisoned everything and everyone under sin so that the promise could be given – because of the faithfulness of Jesus Christ – to those who believe.”)

       The law demonstrates our imperfections, defines sin, showing that we each deserve eternal death! Israelites attempting to live by God’s law in a worshipful fashion was not lawlessness like or in the same manner as were non-Israelites, worshiping imaginary gods and making their own law.

      (Galatians 2:15-21; “We are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners, yet we know that no one is justified by the works of the law but by the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. And we have come to believe IN Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by the faithfulness of Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.”)

      Why? It’s not in our natural inherited from Adam nature to obey the spiritual intent of the law! It’s Jesus’ faithfulness, His perfect obedience and shed blood that we must rely on for our justification.

      (Gal 2:17-18; “But if while seeking to be justified in Christ we ourselves have also been found to be sinners, is Christ then one who encourages sin? Absolutely not! But if I build up again those things I once destroyed, I demonstrate that I am one who breaks God’s law.” “a transgressor.”)

       As people justified in Christ, we seek to live in His Light. We desire to be clothed with and immersed IN Jesus. He makes us mindful of and desire to work at overcoming our old inherited nature.

      (Gal 2:19-21; “For through the law I died to the law so that I may live to God. I have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So the life I now live in the body, I live because of the faithfulness of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. I do not set aside God’s grace, because if righteousness could come through the law, then Christ died for nothing!)

      Jesus took our lawlessness on Himself. By gifted us with belief IN Jesus, we faithfully trust His lead, and seek to live His Way through love. DOES loving Jesus’ Way annul His Sabbaths? Does it annul adultery; “physical or spiritual?” NO. A circumcision of the heart is what believers IN Jesus seek.

God’s Truth Explored, chapter 10

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

To: “10,492 in resident churches” people desiring to be “At One with God.” 4/20/18, God’s 2nd month, Iyar 5, 5778 until sunset.

      We shouldn’t be surprised when people say things like it’s reported Robert Mueller said: (“We must move as quickly as possible to a one world government, one world religion  under a one world leader.” Robert Mueller.) Thinking people know, “our divided nations and religions are on destructive paths.” A one world order is coming, but it isn’t left to mankind’s choosing. (“Creator, re-Creator and coming king of kings “Jesus” said; “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.) He inspired Isaiah to write: (The Lord 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. Isa 14:24)

      God allowed the serpent, “that old devil and Satan” to talk with Eve. (After questioning Eve about God’s command and that result of being disobedient, “The serpent said 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.” Genesis 3:4-5)

      People desire understanding apart from our Creator ever since. That is; “know for self what’s right.” Even theorizing “your truth may not be mine.” See Satan’s half truths? (He knew God’s plan was to make many people divine beings, “by imputing His spiritual mind to them;” make people at one with Himself.) Satan knew; “ultimately God’s Saints will rule with Jesus and judge angelic beings.” Satan’s deceiving the world may be why Jesus ask, “when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?” Why Jesus said; “if possible, even the Elect would be deceived.” (“For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders. Satan has deceived all worldly religions into believing some form of his lie! Believing immortality is automatic or can be earned. Professing Christians use Jesus’ Lazarus parable, not understanding why He used parables. (See Matt 13:10 and Isaiah 6:9-10).

      God’s TRUTH? “immortality is only gifted through Jesus.” To people “believers IN” Jesus.” Made spirit and a spiritual resurrection to the likeness of Jesus. A second death to all who refuse to believe IN. (See Rev 21:8) Unbelievers to be burned up: (See Malachi 4:1-3; (3:19) “For indeed the day is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. “It will not leave even a root or branch. But for you who respect My name, the sun of vindication will rise with healing wings, and you will skip about like calves released from the stall. You will trample on the wicked, for they will be like ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing,” says the Lord who rules over all.”)

       Matt 3:12; His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will clean out His threshing floor and will gather His wheat into the storehouse, but the chaff He will burn up with inextinguishable fire.”)

Jesus’ apostle Paul explained to Timothy.

      (1Timothy 6:13-16; “I charge you before God who gives life to all things and Christ Jesus who made His good confession before Pontius Pilate, to obey this command without fault or failure until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ – whose appearing the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, will reveal at the right time. He alone possesses immortality and lives in unapproachable light, whom no human has ever seen or is able to see. To him be honor and eternal power!) Jesus is our Creator, Sustainer and through Him is eternal life, “immortality.” When? Jesus reveals to Paul and to we believers IN.

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

      Believers IN UNDERSTAND; Satan lied when he told 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.”) Believers IN know, “our Creator is justified in all His doings.” We’re all born with a sin nature inherited from Adam, “mortal flesh and blood life and nature that must be converted.” We can’t rid themselves of that nature, “independent of our Creator.” Eternal death is justified because of that inherited lawless, sin nature. Paul explained to God’s church at Rome and all Believers IN.

      (Romans 5:12-21; “So then, just as sin entered the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all people because all sinned – for before the law was given, sin was in the world, but there is no accounting for sin when there is no law. (14) Yet death reigned from Adam until Moses even over those who did not sin in the same way that Adam (who is a type of the coming One) transgressed. But the gracious gift is not like the transgression. For if the many died through the transgression of the one man, “Adam” how much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the One man, Jesus Christ multiply to the many! And the gift is not like the one who sinned. For judgment resulting from the one transgression, led to condemnation, but the gracious gift from the many failures led to justification. For if, by the transgression of the one man, death reigned through the one, how much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in ‘eternal’ life through the One, Jesus Christ! (18) Consequently, just as condemnation for all people came through one transgression, so too through the one righteous act came righteousness leading to life for all people. (19) For just as through the disobedience of the one man many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of One man many will be made righteous. Now the law came in so that the transgression may increase, but where sin increased, grace multiplied all the more, so that just as sin reigned in death, so also grace will reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”) Immortality is gifted only through Jesus Christ our Lord! Jesus‘ faith, is gifted to believers IN!

      (Genesis 2:1-3; “The heavens and the earth were completed with everything that was in them. By the seventh day God finished the work that He had been doing and He ceased on the seventh day all the work that He had been doing. God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it He ceased all the work that He had been doing in creation.) God made the seventh day holy! The seventh day is to be remembered because God ceased creating and rested that day. Resting from work activity on the seventh day is to remind us of His promised millennial rest, a peaceful time on earth.

      Our inherited from Adam nature prefers deciding for it’s self, “what is right, wrong, good and evil;” rather than believing IN God’s teaching for our own good. The QUESTION remains. Will Jesus find faith in God the Father and Himself on earth when He returns? Are many responding to Jesus’ message? May God have mercy.