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John The Apostle, chapter 19

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

To: 11,215 Churches of God, “people being made temples of His spirit.”

5/31/1, God’s 3rd month, Sivan 17, 5778 until sunset.

      Until we’re gifted with spiritual discernment, “we view God from our fleshly inherited from Adam nature.” Many attempt to believe Jesus’ miracles, but until gifted to do so, “none believe IN His spiritual powers.” None rely on His saving grace “from a gifted desire to love, believe IN and practice His Way.” (Believing IN is to know “God’s power to create from nothing, resurrect from ashes and put His faith outlook in individuals.)

      His power was demonstrated when He made aged wine from water, when He made lepers completely well, when He caused the earth to shake, making temple curtain split and deceased Saints to come out of their graves.

      (Matt 27:51; “Just then the temple curtain was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks were split apart.” The way to the inner sanctuary was opened, showing that each called out person is a priest to God.

      (Matt 27:52-53; “And tombs were opened, and the bodies of many Saints who had died were raised. (They came out of the tombs after His resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.”)

       NOW, these resurrected Saints did not die a second physical death. At a point of God’s choosing, “after Jesus’ ascension” these were taken to heavenly Mount Zion. (The second death had no power over them. See Hebrews 12:22-24 and study the preceding verses.)

      (Matt 27:54-56; “Now when the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and what took place, they were extremely terrified and said, “Truly this One was God’s Son!” Many women who had followed Jesus from Galilee and given Him support were also there, watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.”)

      Satan’s concoction was to have these many witnesses silenced as he inspired people “who were marked out for the prophesied condemnation.” It seems to be the perfect time to study the short book of Jude. Jude and James were sons of Mary and Joseph.

      (Jude 1:1-3; “From Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ and brother of James, to those who are called, wrapped in the love of God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ. May mercy, peace, and love be lavished on you! (3) Dear friends, although I have been eager to write to you about our common salvation, I now feel compelled instead to write to encourage you to contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the Saints.”) That gifted faith of believing IN Jesus’ good news was entrusted to those God called.

       (Jude 1:4; For certain men have secretly slipped in among you – men who long ago were marked out for the condemnation I am about to describe – ungodly men who have turned the grace of our God into a license for evil and who deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.”)

       Jude knew that Jesus was our Creator and Lord! How did these apostasy minded people accomplish such abominations? They yielded to demonic thinking which appealed to the fleshly nature in people. The same pattern of deceit Satan used on Eve. Satan’s play book will not be done away with until Jesus binds him to the bottomless pit. Now Jude reminds us that it was Jesus, the Lord that led Israel from Egyptian bondage.

      (Jude 1:5; “Now I desire to remind you (even though you have been fully informed of these facts once for all) that Jesus, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, later destroyed those who did not believe.”) Unbelievers, who refuse to believe IN when Jesus is revealed will ultimately be destroyed, Modern Christendom does not teach this Jesus!

      (Jude 1:6; “You also know that the angels who did not keep within their proper domain but abandoned their own place of residence, He has kept in eternal chains in utter darkness, locked up for the judgment of the great Day.”) Jude writes past tense because this is as good as accomplished. Their demise is certain.

       Jude 1:7; “So also Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring towns, since they indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire in a way similar to these angels, “rebellious angels that became demons.” are now displayed as an example by suffering the punishment of eternal fire.”)

       Eternity for these was until they didn’t exist any more. God can and will destroy demonic spirit beings.

      (Jude 1:8-9; “Yet these men, “committing the apostate” as a result of their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and insult the glorious ones. But even when Michael the archangel was arguing with the devil and debating with him concerning Moses’ body, he, “Michael” did not dare to bring a slanderous judgment, but said, “May the Lord rebuke you!”)

       Michael’s is our good example; “there’s no good purpose in debating with slanderous people nor the denominational minded.”

      (Jude 1:10-13; “But these men do not understand the things they slander, and they are being destroyed by the very things that, like irrational animals, they instinctively comprehend. Woe to them! For they have traveled down Cain’s path, and because of greed have abandoned themselves to Balaam’s error; hence, they will certainly perish in Korah’s rebellion. (12) These men are dangerous reefs at your love feasts, feasting without reverence, feeding only themselves. They are waterless clouds, carried along by the winds; autumn trees without fruit – twice dead, uprooted; wild sea waves, spewing out the foam of their shame; wayward stars for whom the utter depths of eternal darkness have been reserved.”)

       Apparently it’s already decided: “people committing the apostate will die the second judgmental death.” Deceived people teach a manufactured Jesus. Apparently a reserved spot with Satan is their demise. Some of these, like Cain, “who was jealous of his brother’s righteousness” persecute Believers IN Jesus. Others like Balaam, exercise a symbolism of truth and can’t repent of their erroneous ways.

      (Jude 1:14-16; “Now Enoch, the seventh in descent beginning with Adam, even prophesied of them, saying, “Look! The Lord is coming with thousands and thousands of His holy Ones, to execute judgment on all, and to convict every person of all their thoroughly ungodly deeds that they have committed, and of all the harsh words that ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” (16) These people are grumblers and fault-finders who go wherever their desires lead them, and they give bombastic speeches, enchanting folks for their own gain.”)

      Enoch was one of the righteous, “revealing before the flood that Jesus would make a second coming.” Beware of charismatically talented people, able to give bombastic speeches and whip up crowds with deceiving words.

      (Jude 1:17-23; “But you, dear friends – recall the predictions foretold by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. For they said to you, “In the end time there will come scoffers, propelled by their own ungodly desires.” These people are divisive, worldly, devoid of the Spirit. But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith, by praying in the Holy Spirit, maintain yourselves in the love of God, while anticipating the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that brings eternal life. And have mercy on those who waver; save others by snatching them out of the fire; have mercy on others, coupled with a fear of God, hating even the clothes stained by the flesh.”)

      Pagan practices stain and we can’t love both, “righteous and pagan practices.” We hold to what we love!

       (Jude 1:24-25; “Now to the one who is able to keep you from falling, and to cause you to stand, rejoicing, without blemish before His glorious presence, to the only God our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority, before all time, and now, and for all eternity. Amen.”)

       We know whether we’re gifted to believe IN the God of Jude!

Continuing in John’s gospel; Jesus is teaching that the manna He gave the Israelites forty years foreshadowed God’s giving eternal life to Believers. Foreshadowing our spiritually digesting, “discerning” Him.

      (John 6:51; “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.”)

      Jesus gave His flesh, His body as a sacrificial lamb. (See Isaiah 52: to discern the degree of that giving!) If we believe IN Jesus as He manifest Himself to be in the holy scriptures, we will be in the first resurrection: thus live forever. To believe in our righteous Creator, is to obey and love Him with our whole being.

      (John 6:52-58; “Then the Jews who were hostile to Jesus began to argue with one another, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?” Jesus said to them, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves.”)

      Eternal life is only through our believing IN Jesus. We aren’t born to live forever someplace! Jesus is the Believer’s life.

      (Matt 22:36-40; A Pharisees ask: “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” Jesus said to him, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”)

      When God’s spirit is imputed to our minds; “we aren’t in need of the law as our guardian.”

       (John 6:54- “The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood resides in Me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so the one who consumes Me will live because of Me. This is the bread that came down from heaven; it is not like the bread your ancestors ate, but then later died. The one who eats this bread will live forever.”) How so.? God gives each called Believers IN, His Spirit; which is the gift of immortality. Jesus referred to this fathering as, “being born from above.”

       The Hebrew writer explains that we worshipers; “we Believers IN” are before a holy assembly when we pray to God.

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

       Abel was the righteous son of Adam and Eve. His brother, “Cain” killed him because of his righteousness and jealously. Abel believed IN and pleased God with his offering. Cain practiced his doing ‘living’ according to what seemed right to himself; “he imagined that a sacrifice of his choosing would please God.” That thinking made Cain a little god to himself. Such as are all people who live according to what seems right to themselves.

John The Apostle, chapter 18

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

To: 11,199 Churches of God, “people being made temples of His spirit.”

5/30/1, God’s 3rd month, Sivan 16, 5778 until sunset.

      People need to know the degree and effort fleshly mankind go “to make gods for themselves:” as they attempt to worship everything but our Creator.

       Pagan customs were brought forward by unbelievers who desired to build a universal religion for personal gain. Research is easy. Easter and Christmas originated from pagan philosophy. Easter symbolizing worship of the fertility goddess with rabbits and eggs and Christmas from sun worship. Neither have relationship with Jesus. Both paganism and abominations to God. God had Ezekiel write about. TAMMUZ, “the god of fertility” embodying power for new life. (god of fertility, the Mesopotamian religion.)

      The earliest known mention of Tammuz is in texts dating to the early part of the Early Dynastic III period, (2600 - 2334 BC) the cult was likely much older. The cult is attested by most major cities of Sumer in the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC. Tammuz was essentially a pastoral deity. His father, “Enki” is rarely mentioned, and his mother, the goddess Duttur, was a personification of the Ewe. His own name, Dumu-zid, and two variant designations for him, Ama-ga (Mother Milk) and U-lu-lu (Multiplier of  Pasture), suggest that he actually was the power for everything that a shepherd might wish for: “grass to come up in the desert, healthy lambs to be born and milk to be plentiful in the mother animals.” When the cult of Tammuz spread to Assyria in the 2nd and 1st millennia BC, the character of the god seems to have changed from that of a pastoral to that of an agricultural deity. The texts suggest that in Assyria (and later among the Sabaeians), Tammuz was basically viewed as the power in the grain, dying when the grain was milled.

       The cult “Tammuz” centered around two yearly festival; one celebrating his marriage to the goddess Inanna, the other lamenting his death at the hands of demons from the netherworld. During the 3rd Dynasty of Ur (2112 –.2004 BC) in the city of Umma (modern Tell Jokha), the marriage of the god was dramatically celebrated around February–March, Umma’s Month of the Festival of Tammuz. During the Isin-Larsa period (2004 –.1792 BC), the texts relate that in the marriage rite the king actually took on the identity of the god and thus, by consummating the marriage with a priestess incarnating the goddess, magically fertilized and fecundated all of nature for the year. The celebrations in March–April, that marked the death of the god also seem to have been dramatically performed. Many of the laments for the occasion have as a setting a procession out into the desert to the fold of the slain god. In Assyria, however, in the 7th century BC, the ritual took place in June–July. In the major cities of the realm, a couch was set up for the god upon which he lay in state. His body appears to have been symbolized by an assemblage of vegetable matter, honey, and a variety of other foods.

      Among the texts dealing with the god is “Dumuzi’s Dream,” a myth telling how Tammuz had a dream presaging his death and how the dream came true in spite of all his efforts to escape. A closely similar tale forms the second half of the Sumerian myth “The Descent of Inanna,” in which Inanna (Akkadian: Ishtar) sends Tammuz as her substitute to the netherworld. His sister, Geshtinanna, eventually finds him, and the myth ends with Inanna decreeing that Tammuz and his sister may alternate in the netherworld, each spending half of the year among the living.

      Tammuz’s courtship and wedding were a popular theme for love songs and anecdotal verse compositions that seem to have been used primarily for entertainment. A number of true cult texts, however, follow the rite step by step as if told by a close observer, and many laments were probably performed in the actual rites. Eventually a variety of originally independent fertility gods seem to have become identified with Tammuz. Tammuz of the cattle herders, whose main distinction from Tammuz the Shepherd was that his mother was the goddess Ninsun Lady. “Wild Cow” and that he himself was imagined as a cattle herder, may have been an original aspect of the god. A later important fusion was the merger of Tammuz and Damu, a fertility god who probably represented the power in the sap of rising in trees and plants in spring. The relation of still other figures to Tammuz, such as Dummuzi-Apzu — a goddess who appears to have been the power in the waters underground (the Apzu) to bring new life to vegetation—is not entirely clear.)

       Professing Christendom thought it shrewd to incorporate these pagan practices with Judaism and Jesus’ teaching. (Israelites from Moses to now, find themselves yielding to the same practices that’s abominable to God. But modern Christendom would have the world believe; “Jesus is different and even rebellious toward God the Father.”

      Is the Jesus John quoted “the Sovereign Lord that seized Ezekiel?” Yes! Speaking to the quizzing people, Jesus said; “Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness and they died. This is the bread that has come down from heaven, so that a person may eat from it and not die. JOHN 6:49-50)

       Unbelievers have problems with these two verses, not realizing that the Lord’s giving manna to the Israelites for 40 years, represented Jesus giving life to “Believers IN.” Jesus is speaking of a first and second death. Paul explains.

      (1Cor 15:20-24; “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits 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 first fruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him.(24)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.) (See Rev 21: & 22:25-28) (“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 “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, 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 people have inherited death from Adam. Result of disobedience, “Not believing IN.” All will be made alive in Christ: “each in his own order.” Believers IN, in the first resurrection. Others in their order.

       (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.)

       A second death does not fit this world’s religious teaching about immortality. True Christianity is NOT a religion. It is The Way of God. Christians desire to seek the God of Ezekiel, Moses and Joshua. Joshua was inspired to write.

       (Joshua 24:14-15; “Now obey the Lord and worship Him with integrity and loyalty. Put aside the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates and in Egypt and worship the Lord. If you have no desire to worship the Lord, choose today whom you will worship, whether it be the gods whom your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. But I and my family will worship the Lord!”

      (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.)

      After the thousand years, New Jerusalem will come down and God the Father will be revealed. Remember Revelations is, “Revelations of Jesus Christ to John.”

      (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.)

      Jesus made it clear; ““No one 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.” Matthew 6:24)

      Be mindful; Jesus’ Good News “Gospel” is offensive to the world at large. Jesus knew it would be, thus He said.

      (Luke 12:49-53; “I have come to bring fire on the earth – and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is finished! Do you think I have come to bring peace on earth? NO, I tell you, but rather division! For from now on there will be five in one household divided, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”) May we each overcome to the end.

John The Apostle, chapter 17

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

To: 11,167 Churches of God, “people being made temples of His spirit.”5/28/1, God’s 3rd month, Sivan 14, 5778 until sunset.

All religious divisions are caused by people who don’t believe IN God? Is God divided? NO.! Believers IN know, “God is one and isn’t divided.” So, how can people genuinely seeking HIS view be divided? They seek their own. God only hides His View from unbelievers. Allow Paul’s input.

(Rom 1:20-23; “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible attributes – His eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, because they are understood through what has been made CREATED.” So people are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or give Him thanks, but they became futile in their thoughts and their senseless hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for an image resembling mortal human beings or birds or four-footed animals or reptiles.”) When people yield to their inherited from Adam nature, “they, like Adam” want to decide for themselves what God is like. Thus demonic division at every turn. Believers IN God are gifted to know; “His attributes are revealed through what’s been made.”

(Romans 1:24-25; “Therefore God gave them “unbelieving humanity” over in the desires of their hearts to impurity, to dishonor their bodies among themselves.(25) ‘because’ They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.”) God gave unbelieving humanity over to their instinctive inherited nature. (WHAT’S the major lie? (The lie Satan told Eve, “you won’t surely die.”) We should understand, “through what’s been made - created” we should know from this universe’s precise movements, that it’s created and now sustained.

God explained, “revealed” to Job; “that He hung this earth on nothing.” Additionally we see the wonder of substantiation of the sun’s warming this little planet. Thus, life is in and sustained by God. He can restore “resurrect” life from individual’s ashes and create from nothing. (When believing, “the major lie” mankind attempts to be wise; preferring to believe, “he is born to live forever someplace.” SO God allows “the senseless heart to be darkened.” For this reason, the fleshly minded Israelites confronting Jesus couldn’t see beyond the physical..

(John 6:41; “Then the Jews who were hostile to Jesus began complaining about Him because He said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven,”) “Not understanding “the manna given to the Israelites for 40 years was the physical representation of gifted spiritual life.” Jesus is the life, the giver of life and the Believer IN’S bread! (God nor can we, “love the unbelievers ways” but He and we Believers love them.) By His spirit in us, we’re able to love our enemies. (Even as Stephen, who when being stoned to death said, “God forgive them.” Study Acts 7:

(John 6:42-45; and they said, “Isn’t this Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can He now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’? Jesus replied, “Do not complain about Me to one another. No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ (See Isa 54:13) Everyone who hears, “understands” and learns from the Father comes to Me.”)

Understand: God is allowing Satan to be the god of this age for His own purpose. (Overcoming Satan’s deceptions and our own inherited nature is, “spiritual overcoming” “spiritual growth” “a maturing process.”) God gives unbelievers over to do what seems right to themselves! (It’s as if God is saying; “you people go ahead and be your own little gods, but know this, “it’s the way leading to eternal death!”) (Review Rom 6:23; “for the payoff of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.)

Once God opens our understanding; we see in scripture, “that eternal life is a gifted to God’s chosen.” Ultimately, the good news is; “believe IN God and live.”

Jesus was about 32 years old when these Jews were arguing with Him about His teaching. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John’s good news had not been written. Those knowing Joseph, Mary and Jesus’ siblings “believed Jesus was illegitimate.” Unbelievers could only think of Jesus as the carpenter’s son. (People God the Father called, “were spiritually gifted to know and believe IN Him.”) It’s the same today; “the whole world knows a man named Jesus lived, “but without spiritual gifted revelation they’re divided about His message.”

(John 6:46-48; (Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God – He has seen the Father.) I tell you the solemn truth, the one who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life.)

Many were killed in previous years, for teaching that Jesus is the Son of God, “individually at One with and obedient to God the Father’s will.” Many following denominational teaching about Jesus, Moses, Mohammad and others try to live moral lives. (In most cases their beliefs helps them be better citizens.)

Jesus said, “a person must be born from above, to enter the kingdom of God.” Unless spiritually led to believe IN Jesus and love His Ways, we can’t be Christ like.

Long before Moses people were worshiping manufactured gods that fit their imagination. Worshiped creation, various planets, made images likened to gods they imagined and symbolisms. (One such symbolism was to set aside a times to worship new life.) People with a gifted desire to worship in spirit and truth need to consider the question; “would Jesus keep the pagan times set aside back before and during Moses’ day?” Times symbolizing new life: “modern Christendom calls Easter?” The symbolisms of Easter were celebrated long before Jesus’ resurrection. Made popular by unbelievers promoting a deity of their imagination for personal gain. Afterward people organized their religion, “using a mixture of Jesus’ teaching, paganism and Judaism.” The idea was to make religion all inclusive, “to include or be concerned with all people.” (Adapting a religion to be useful or interesting to a wide range of people.) People sympathetic to a wide range of things: “thus the name Catholic, meaning universal or Catholicism.”

[14th century. Via Latin. (“katholikos or universal” Greek. Katholou “in general.” Kata “in regard to” + holos “whole”] See your dictionary. When organized religion attempts to be all inclusive, the many are deceived. (Jesus said; “many will come in My name, saying I am the Christ and deceive many.” Matthew 24:5-14)

An old song made popular in the fifties by Porter Wagner, has the lyric message, “if Jesus came to your house to spend a day or two, would you dust the bible, change the order of things etc.” It was a nice song that may have caused some folks to consider their way of living. But, what does it really take for people to consider Jesus in relationship to their way of living? What does it take to cause folks to consider where various traditions, organizations’ origin and such come from? Look at things from Jesus’ point of view? (Would this be the right thing to do, if one were led to worship Jesus in spirit and truth?) Does it take supernatural intervention for people to turn from desires of the flesh and to a learning desire of God’s Way.

Our Lord expressed through Ezekiel, some of His disappointments about people’s practicing their desired customs. Ezekiel wrote that the hand of the Sovereign Lord seizing and showing him divine visions about people’s abominable behavior.

(Ezekiel 8:3-18; “He stretched out the form of a hand and grabbed me by a lock of hair on my head. Then a wind lifted me up between the earth and sky and brought me to Jerusalem by means of divine visions, to the door of the inner gate which faces north where the statue which provokes to jealousy was located. Then I perceived that the glory of the God of Israel was there, as in the vision I had seen earlier in the valley. (5) He said to me, “Son of man, look up toward the north.” So I looked up toward the north, and I noticed to the north of the altar gate was this statue of jealousy at the entrance. He said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing – the great abominations that the people of Israel are practicing here, to drive Me far from My sanctuary? But you will see greater abominations than these!” (7) He brought me to the entrance of the court, and as I watched, I noticed a hole in the wall. He said to me, “Son of man, dig into the wall.” So I dug into the wall and discovered a doorway. He said to me, “Go in and see the evil abominations they are practicing here.” (10) So I went in and looked. I noticed every figure of creeping thing and beast – detestable images – and every idol of the house of Israel, engraved on the wall all around. (11) Seventy men from the elders of the house of Israel (with Jaazaniah son of Shaphan standing among them) were standing in front of them, each with a censer in his hand, and fragrant vapors from a cloud of incense were swirling upward. (12) He said to me, “Do you see, son of man, what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the dark, each in the chamber of his idolatrous images? For they think, ‘The Lord does not see us! The Lord has abandoned the land!’” He said to me, “You will see them practicing even greater abominations!”

(14-18) Then He brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the Lord’s house. I noticed women sitting there weeping for Tammuz. He said to me, “Do you see this, son of man? You will see even greater abominations than these!” Then he brought me to the inner court of the Lord’s house. Right there at the entrance to the Lord’s temple, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs to the Lord’s temple, facing east – they were worshiping the sun toward the east! (17) He said to me, “Do you see, son of man? Is it a trivial thing that the house of Judah commits these abominations they are practicing here? For they have filled the land with violence and provoked Me to anger still further. Look, they are putting the branch to their nose! Therefore I will act with fury! My eye will not pity them nor will I spare them. When they have shouted in My ears I will not listen to them.”)

John The Apostle, chapter 16

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

To: 11,142 Churches of God, “people being made temples of His spirit.”

5/27/1, God’s 3rd month, Sivan 13, 5778 until sunset.

    : Holy God: thank You for each called out Believer IN and we ask that You gift each with strength to overcome to the end. We ask in Jesus’ holy name and nature. AMEN

      Few calling themselves Christian are genuine Followers of Jesus. The many claiming to be Christian have their own definition. Most popular is: “one claiming Jesus their savior.“ That definition doesn’t parallel Jesus’ and His apostles‘. Satan loves the majorities definition, “making it easy to manifest himself as an angel of light.” (See 2Cor 11:14) Jesus’ definition is; “a person led to believe IN Him, keeps His commandments and holds to the testimony that Jesus is the Son of God, our Savior and coming King of Kings.”

      The worldly definition of obedience applies a twisted view. “It Attempts to divide God the Father and God the Son.” The world, “led by Satan” has animosity toward Believers IN Jesus.” Near the end of this age, “Satan knowing his demise is near” will attempt to persecute and destroy followers of Jesus.” Jesus’ revelations to John in chapter 12: sheds light.

      (“Then the serpent spouted water like a river out of his mouth after the woman “church or Christians” in an attempt to sweep her away by a flood, but the earth came to her rescue; the ground opened up and swallowed the river that the dragon had spewed from his mouth. So the dragon became enraged at the woman “church of God.” and went away to make war on the rest of her children, those who keep God’s commandments and hold to the testimony about Jesus.” Rev 12;15-18)

      Unbelievers are opposed to all God’s supernatural creations. Jesus demonstrated that He was the Son of God, “by the miraculous deeds He did.” He said, “if you don’t believe Moses, you aren’t going to believe Me; for Moses wrote about Me.” (Moses wrote that the Lord, “Jesus” created Adam from dirt.) When people genuinely believe IN, it goes without saying; “He has the responsibility; “the right to tell us what is right, wrong, good, evil” what to believe and not believe. (Moses and the prophets were led to tell us what things are abominations to God, what He loves and what He hates.) In other words, “genuinely believing IN God as Creator; have an obedient loving mindset toward the Him.”

      (John 6:14-15 “Now when the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus performed, they began to say to one another, “This is certainly the Prophet who is to come into the world.” Then Jesus, because He knew they were going to come and seize Him by force to make Him king, withdrew again up the mountainside alone.”) Believers IN are still looking for that predestined Messiah, “Jesus’’ coming.”

      (John 6:16-24; “Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the lake, got into a boat, and started to cross the lake to Capernaum.(It had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.) By now a strong wind was blowing and the sea was getting rough. Then, when they had rowed about three or four miles, they caught sight of Jesus walking on the lake, approaching the boat, and they were frightened. But He said to them, “It is I. Do not be afraid.” (21) Then they wanted to take Him into the boat, and immediately the boat came to the land where they had been headed. The next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the lake realized that only one small boat had been there, and that Jesus had not boarded it with His disciples, but that His disciples had gone away alone. But some boats from Tiberias came to shore near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. So when the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor His disciples were there, they got into the boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus.”) These were looking for Jesus, because of His miracles. NOT for the right reason! The only right way to look for Jesus is: “with an obedient to His will mindset.” Jesus shares that He is aware of their reason for flocking to Him.

      (John 6:25-34; “When they found Him on the other side of the lake, they said to Him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” Jesus replied, “I tell you the solemn truth, you are looking for Me, not because you saw miraculous signs, but because you ate all the loaves of bread you wanted. “Do not work for the food that disappears, but for the food that remains to eternal life – the food which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has put His seal of approval on Him.”(28) So then they said to Him, “What must we do to accomplish the deeds God requires?” Jesus replied, “This is the deed God requires – to believe IN the One whom He sent.” So they said to Him, “Then what miraculous sign will You perform, so that we may see it and believe You? What will You do? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ (32) Then Jesus told them, “I tell you the solemn truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but My Father is giving you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is the One who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” So they said to Him, “Sir, give us this bread all the time!”) Study these nine verses. Many read them without believing IN them. If we believe IN these nine verses, it’s gifted. Does this define the nature in people?

      (John 6:35-38; Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life.” The one who comes to Me will never go hungry, and the one who believes IN Me will never be thirsty. But I told you that you have seen Me and still do not believe.(37) Everyone whom the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will never send away. For I have come down from heaven not to do My own will but the will of the One who sent Me.”)

      Thank You, heavenly Father for preserving this text. Again Jesus is substantiating that, “God the Father calls, ‘gives’ His chosen the mind to come to Jesus!” Through Jesus is the life, that was planned from the beginning: even before Satan was kicked out from God’s heavenly throne. God’s plan for His people may be the cause of Satan’s jealously. AGAIN Jesus tells us “whom the Father GIVES Me will come to Me.” Whose choice? Not ours! Will Jesus ever send those the Father gives Him away? AGAIN Jesus emphasizes, that He and His Father are AT ONE.

      (John 6:39; “Now this is the will of the One who sent Me – that I should not lose one person of every one He has given Me, but raise them all up at the last day.”) GET IT? Believers IN are called by the Father! Jesus will keep each one! This same good news, “gospel” is emphasized many times, but few believe God..

      (John 6:40; “For this is the will of My Father – for everyone who looks on the Son and believes IN Him to have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”) Does this sound like folks are born immortal? Jesus will raise Believers IN, at the first resurrection. No one can explain it better than Paul.

      (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. Therefore encourage one another with these words.”)

       We’re attempting to encourage each reader with these foundational truths! Lifting up the depressed, feeding the spiritually hungry and extending genuine outgoing love. The Love of God is expressed in these foundational truths. Remember Jesus said; “I am sent by the Father to save the world.”

John The Apostle, chapter 15

Friday, May 25th, 2018

To: 11,115 Churches of God, “people being made temples of His spirit.”

5/25/1, God’s 3rd month, Sivan 12, 5778 until sunset.

(1st lie: Gen 3: God knows you won’t surely die, but be as divine beings)

      Satan’s doctrinal assumption being, “all people are born to live forever someplace and choose for self what is right, wrong, good and evil.” Consider Satan’s shrewdness in his lie and it’s consequence.

      (Genesis 3:1-5; “Now the serpent was more shrewd than any of the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Is it really true that God said, ‘You must not eat from any tree of the orchard’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit from the trees of the orchard; but concerning the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the orchard, God said, ‘You must not eat from it, and you must not touch it, or else you will die.’” “Satan was saying, God lied.” “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.”)

       See the problems caused by Satan’s lie? From within our inherited fleshly nature, “people like the idea of being divine” that is, like choosing for themselves what’s right, wrong, good and evil!” Which is idolatry, rebellion, “sin” “lawlessness” against our Creator. (Does not our Creator have the right to teach us what’s right, wrong, good and evil for our good?) IS NOT our Creator the giver of life? The Word to Adam was, “if you disobey, you will surely die.” Satan’s pattern is to gives out half truths. (Satan knew eternal life would be gifted through the life giver, “Jesus.) Remember Jesus’ Word, recorded at John 3:35-36.?

      (“The Father loves the Son and has placed all things under His authority. The one who believes IN the Son has eternal life. The one who rejects the Son will not see life, but God’s wrath remains on him.”) John’s good news is, “Jesus’ Word teaches that life and salvation are through Himself.”

      (John 6:1-9; “After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (also called the Sea of Tiberias). A large crowd was following Him because they were observing the miraculous signs He was performing on the sick. So Jesus went on up the mountainside and sat down there with His disciples.(4) (Now the Jewish feast of the Passover was near.) Then Jesus, when He looked up and saw that a large crowd was coming to Him, said to Philip, “Where can we buy bread so that these people may eat?” (Now Jesus said this to test him, for He knew what He was going to do.) Philip replied, “Two hundred silver coins worth of bread would not be enough for them, for each one to get a little.” One of Jesus’ disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, “Here is a boy who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what good are these for so many people?”) John making reference to the Passover as being “the Jewish feast” gives us to know his intended readers are from differing backgrounds. Remember Jesus had already taught the woman at the well: (John 4:22; “You people worship what you do not know. We worship what we know, because salvation is from the Jews.”)

  RE-CREATIN: (John 6:10-13; “Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” (Now there was a lot of grass in that place.) So the men sat down, about five thousand in number. Then Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks, He distributed the bread to those who were seated. He then did the same with the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were all satisfied, Jesus said to His disciples, “Gather up the broken pieces that are left over, so that nothing is wasted.” So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with broken pieces from the five barley loaves left over by the people who had eaten.”)

      Note: “Jesus set things in order.” The Son of God is spirit, not limited by physical laws we consider scientific. Let’s review His credentials again.

      (John 1:1-5; “In the beginning was the Word, “Jesus” and the Word was with God, and the Word “Jesus” was fully God. The Word was with God “the Father” 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 was life, and the life was the light of mankind. And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.”) To be in darkness is to be an unbeliever. See Hebrews 1: also.

      (Colossians 1:15-20; “Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven and on earth were created by Him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through Him and for Him. He Himself is before all things and all things are held together, ’sustained’ in Him. He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that He Himself may become first in all things. 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.”) Jesus Has plans for Satan’s demise, for Babylon and Assyria who persecuted His people.

      (Isaiah 14:9-26; “Sheol “the pit or place of the dead” below is stirred up about you, “Satan” ready to meet you when you arrive. It rouses the spirits of the dead for you, all the former leaders of the earth; it makes all the former kings of the nations rise from their thrones. All of them respond to you, saying: ‘You too have become weak like us! You have become just like us! Your splendor has been brought down to Sheol, as well as the sound of your stringed instruments. You lie on a bed of maggots, with a blanket of worms over you. (12) Look how you “Satan” have fallen from the sky, O shining one, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the ground, O conqueror of the nations! You said to yourself, “I will climb up to the sky. Above the stars of El “God” I will set up my throne. I will rule on the mountain of assembly on the remote slopes of Zaphon “mountain of assembly where the sons of gods, angelic beings met” I will climb up to the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High!” (15) But you, “Satan” were brought down to Sheol, to the remote slopes of the pit. Those who see you stare at you, they look at you carefully, thinking: “Is this the man who shook the earth, the one who made kingdoms tremble? Is this the one who made the world like a desert, who ruined its cities, and refused to free his prisoners so they could return home?”’ (18) As for all the kings of the nations, all of them lie down in splendor, each in his own tomb. But you have been thrown out of your grave, “pit” like a shoot that is thrown away. You lie among the slain, among those who have been slashed by the sword, among those headed for the stones of the pit, as if you were a mangled corpse. You will not be buried with them, because you destroyed your land and killed your people. The offspring of the wicked will never be mentioned again. (21) Prepare to execute his sons for the sins their ancestors have committed. They must not rise up and take possession of the earth, or fill the surface of the world with cities.”

      (22-26; “I will rise up against them,” says the Lord who commands armies. “I will blot out all remembrance of Babylon and destroy all her people, including the offspring she produces,” says the Lord. “I will turn her into a place that is overrun with wild animals and covered with pools of stagnant water. I will get rid of her, just as one sweeps away dirt with a broom,” says the Lord who commands armies. 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. I will break Assyria in My land, I will trample them underfoot on My hills. Their yoke will be removed from My people, the burden will be lifted from their shoulders. (26) This is the plan I have devised for the whole earth; My hand is ready to strike all the nations.” Indeed, the Lord who commands armies has a plan, and who can possibly frustrate it? His hand is ready to strike, and who can possibly stop it?”) Satan knows God’s plan and his time is short. Consider Jesus’ revelations to John regarding the future.

       Rev 12:7-18; “Then war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But the dragon was not strong enough to prevail, so there was no longer any place left in heaven for him and his angels. So that huge dragon – the ancient serpent, the one called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world – was thrown down to the earth, and his angels along with him. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, “The salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the ruling authority of His Christ, have now come, because the accuser of our brothers and sisters, the one who accuses them day and night before our God, has been thrown down. (11) But they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die. Therefore you heavens rejoice, and all who reside in them! But woe to the earth and the sea because the devil has come down to you!

      He is filled with terrible anger, for he knows that he only has a little time!” (13) Now when the dragon realized that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman “Church” who had given birth to the male child. But the woman was given the two wings of a giant eagle so that she could fly out into the wilderness, to the place God prepared for her, where she is taken care of – away from the presence of the serpent – for a time, times, and half a time. Then the serpent spouted water like a river out of his mouth after the woman in an attempt to sweep her away by a flood, but the earth came to her rescue; the ground opened up and swallowed the river that the dragon had spewed from his mouth. So the dragon became enraged at the woman and went away to make war on the rest of her children, those who keep God’s commandments and hold to the testimony about Jesus. (18) And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore.”)

       God allows pagans to demonically influence His people, “for testing and demonstrate our need for His saving grace.” He reveals: “our inherited nature can only be conquered through gifted belief IN Jesus.” He puts us in His church, gives the desire to obey, clothe and immerse our life practices in His Way.

John The Apostle, chapter 14

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

To: 11,105 Churches of God, “people being made temples of His spirit.”

5/24/1, God’s 3rd month, Sivan 11, 5778 until sunset.

      Could Abraham have believed IN God without His being chosen? Afterward was Abraham tried? What caused Abraham to believe IN God, “opposed to believing there was a god.” Did he need a nature change? Can we have an internal “believing IN” love for God without it being gifted? An outgoing of Godly love without a gifted nature change? Are we able to love our persecutors and enemies from within our inherited from Adam nature? NO. (But, through God’s imputing His spirit in us “we’re able to love as Jesus loved.”) (Study Acts 7: about Stephen’s murders and his prayer: his last words were, “Father forgive them, for they don’t know.” Regardless of how hard one may work at it; “we can’t conjure up a belief IN, nor a Godly loving nature.”

      According to God’s Word and people’s action; “does the whole world practices a belief in the God of Abraham, or the devil?” Consider why Satan doesn’t want people practicing and keeping times holy to God. ANSWER! (Times holy to God and His people foreshadow His plan for our and the world’s saving!) Attempting to appear as an angel of light, “Satan and his followers lead unbelieving naive people in partial truths, as in; “if people believe Jesus lived, died and is resurrected they are saved.” (Such partial truths amounts to “a persons believing that;” “not believing IN.”) Believing IN what Jesus taught is to practice His righteousness.

      (Heb 2:11-18; “For indeed He who makes holy and those being made holy all have the same origin, and so He is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters, saying, “I will proclaim your name to My brothers; in the midst of the assembly I will praise You.” Again He says, “I will be confident in Him,” and again, “Here I am, with the children God has given Me.” Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He ’Jesus’ likewise shared in their humanity, so that through death He could destroy the one who holds the power of death “that is, the devil.” (15) and set free those who were held in slavery all their lives by their fear of death. For surely His concern is not for angels, but He is concerned for Abraham’s descendants. (17) Therefore He, ’Jesus’ had to be made like His brothers and sisters in every respect, so that He could become a merciful and faithful high priest in things relating to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people. For since He Himself suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are tempted.”)

      Jesus helps God the Father’s chosen as He helped Abraham, Isaac, Israel, Joseph and His apostles.

      Heavenly Father: make us mindful of Your seasons, Your holy times foreshadowing Your Ways and plan. Give many a desire to study Your Word and prove all things, is our prayer in the holy name of Jesus. AMEN.

      (Exodus 13:3-6; “Moses said to the people, “Remember this day on which you came out from Egypt, from the place where you were enslaved, for the Lord brought you out of there with a mighty hand – and no bread made with yeast may be eaten, on this day in the month of Abib, “Nisan” you are going out..”)

        Things God did for the Israelites are patterns for what He’s doing for us when He calls us out from our enslavement to sinful practices.” (Sin is; “Disobedience in His View.”) We, like His chosen “the Israelites” are in bondage to a demonic kingdom, “Satan’s Babylon!” The Israelites became “God’s predestined church in the wilderness” because promises were made to Abraham. (see Acts 7:38-39) (Today’s spiritual “Church of God” is made of people predestined and called individually, “as promised to Abraham.”)

      We were born in bondage to a sin nature, “an inherited nature” likened to the pattern of Israel’s bondage to Egypt.” The Lord God brings us out, “delivers us” from the practice of sin, by His mighty hand. From the desires of our inherited nature: “which is likened to Israel’s Egyptian enslavement.” When He chooses, the holy God of Abraham “Jesus” reveals Himself, calls us out and gives us to understand our sin predicament. (As Moses and the Israelites had to rely on God for their saving; “so do we!”) The same Lord, “Jesus” who led the Israelites through Moses, “calls and leads individuals today.” Calls to be circumcised of heart and love as Jesus loved. Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to teach the same as followers.

      (Romans 15:1-13; “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 instruction, so that through endurance and encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope. (5) 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. Receive one another then, just as Christ also received you, to God’s glory. For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the circumcised on behalf of God’s truth to confirm the promises made to the fathers, and thus the Gentiles glorify God for His mercy. As it is written, “Because of this I will confess you among the Gentiles, and I will sing praises to your name.” And again it says: “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people.” (11) And again, “Praise the Lord all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples praise Him.” (12) And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse “Jesus” will come, and the One who rises to rule over the Gentiles, in Him will the Gentiles hope.” (13) Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe IN Him, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”) Paul’s quotes are from Psalms 69:9; 18:49; 117:1; Deut 32:43; & Isaiah 11:10) Paul knew God’s Word and Jesus gave him spiritual understanding “to fit the Old and New.”

      In John’s good news, chapter 6:, “Jesus is in His second full year of doing deeds and teaching.” Making effort to show Himself the Son of God. He said; “the Father and all the prophets testified about Me.” Jesus explains that He did not come to judge the world at that time, “but to save the world.” Think about that; “how is Jesus going to save this world?” He is coming as King of Kings to forcefully apply His will on rebelliousness. (No denomination or organization is bringing God’s Kingdom.) His kingdom will be in spite of people’s desires, “no dependence on anyone.” (Worldly religions assume they have this responsibility; as they build and make merchandise of people.) Some say they’re working for God’s kingdom, “while spreading their religious brand.” Each deceived and deceiving as they erroneously teach a foundation Satan put forth. That foundation? (God knows you won’t surely die, but be like divine beings)

      Catholicism’s two brands, “Orthodox and Roman” organized about 325 AD. Divided over issues, but attempted to combine a symbolism of pagan, customs and times with a Judaism mix. Fulfillment of Jesus’ words was already taking place when His apostles taught. (Study Jude) (Organized religions assumed power, converted kings and wholesale persecutions erupted.) The world suffering “Muslim against Catholic wars” “Protestant against Catholic and Muslim wars” each demonic divisions!

      (Matt 24:4-6; Jesus said; “Watch out that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will mislead many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. Make sure that you are not alarmed, for this must happen, but the end is still to come.”)

      The Hebrews writer we believe to be Paul, wrote about the plight of Jesus’ followers, who refused to conform to organized religions and demonic governments.

      (Heb 11:37-40; “They were stoned, sawed apart, murdered with the sword; they went about in sheepskins and goatskins; they were destitute, afflicted, ill-treated (the world was not worthy of them); they wandered in deserts and mountains and caves and openings in the earth. And these all were commended for their faith, yet they did not receive what was promised. For God had provided something better for us, so that they would be made perfect together with us.”) (Note the pattern likened to Israel’s)

      Millions have been persecuted and killed, “as division grew whole nations took sides on religious issues.” The church of England and Protestantism grew out of Catholicism, “each group organized and make merchandise of people.” Looking back, we can see demonic influences at every turn. Moslems, Hindus and others were about the business of establishing their religion. Satan’s initiatives are apparent; “separating, deceiving and dividing people groups.” Each accepting some form of Satan’s first lie. (God knows you won’t surely die, but be as divine beings)

John The Apostle, chapter 13

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

To: 11,089 Churches of God, “people being made temples of His spirit.”

5/23/1, God’s 3rd month, Sivan 9, 5778 until sunset.

      Jesus taught: “we Believers would be as foreigners in our own communities and among family.” Our persecutors would likely be these. He ask that we remember foreigners because our ancestors had been foreigners in Egypt.

      Matt 10:34-39; “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household. “Whoever loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me and whoever loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And whoever does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. Whoever finds his life will lose it and whoever loses his life because of Me will find it.”) God’s Ways hasn’t changed since Abraham’s day. Paul used the Feast of Unleavened Bread example as a metaphor for getting rid of that which puffs up and replacing it with sincerity and truth.

     (1Cor 5:6-8; “Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast affects the whole batch of dough? Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch of dough – you ‘followers of Jesus’ are, in fact, without yeast. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. So then, let us celebrate the festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of vice and evil, but with the bread without yeast, the bread of sincerity and truth.

     (1Cor 5:9-13; “I wrote you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people. In no way did I mean the immoral people of this world, or the greedy and swindlers and idolaters, since you would then have to go out of the world. But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who calls himself a Christian who is sexually immoral, or greedy, or an idolater, or verbally abusive, or a drunkard, or a swindler. Do not even eat with such a person. For what do I have to do with judging those outside? Are you not to judge those inside? But God will judge those outside. Remove the evil person from among you.”) It’s people calling themselves Christian we need to avoid “for their good,” Consider why God had Abraham and wife leave their families and why He changed their names.

       (Gen 17:15-15; “Then God said to Abraham, “As for your wife, you must no longer call her Sarai; Sarah will be her name. I will bless her and will give you a son through her. I will bless her and she will become a mother of nations. Kings of countries will come from her!”)

       God changed Abram and Sarai’s names, symbolized the past and their new names, “Sarah and Abraham” would remind them to believe IN God.

      Abraham’s understanding is revealed when the trial of trials faced him. He understood that God could resurrect, give and take life according to His will. So, when told to sacrifice Isaac, God got no argument from Abraham, because Abraham believed IN. On the way to sacrifice Isaac, Abraham told him, “God would provide a sacrifice.” (See Genesis 22:)

      (“Abraham looked up and saw behind him a ram caught in the bushes by its horns. So he went over and got the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place, “The Lord provides.” It is said to this day, “In the mountain of the Lord provision will be made.” (15) The Lord’s angel called to Abraham a second time from heaven and said, “‘I solemnly swear by My own name decrees the Lord, ‘that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son” I will indeed bless you, and I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be as countless as the stars in the sky or the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the strongholds of their enemies. Because you have obeyed Me, all the nations of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using the name of your descendants.’” Gen 22:13-18) That name is Israel.

      This promised day’ conclusion is yet to come. Jesus tells us through His apostle Paul. (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. (29) And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”)

       Many know these things have been said, “but believing IN these things is gifted.” The world at large is demonically led to believe false messages about a god of various people’s imaginations. The many are led to worship a different Jesus than the One manifesting Himself in the holy scriptures and keep times that are abominations to Him, “Abraham’s God.”

      God purposely led Abraham away from his idolatrous family and blessed him with knowing faith. In every generation, God calls out people to separate from this worlds practices and turn to practicing His Way. Turn from the sin nature inherited from Adam. We have records of how each apostle had to contend with people’s inherited nature that desired to turn back to the ways of the world, “back to idolatrous living.”

      (1John 5:13-20; “I have written these things to you who believe IN the name “nature” of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. And this is the confidence that we have before Him: that whenever we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in regard to whatever we ask, then we know that we have the requests that we have asked from Him. (16) If anyone sees his fellow Christian committing a sin NOT resulting in death, he should ask, and God will grant life to the person who commits a sin not resulting in death. There is a sin resulting in death. I do not say that he should ask about that. All unrighteousness is sin, but there is sin not resulting in death. (18) We know that everyone fathered by God does not “practice” sin, but God protects the one He has fathered, and the evil one cannot touch him. We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. (20) And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us insight to know Him who is true, and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This One is the true God and eternal life. Little children, guard yourselves from idols.”)

       “The Seed” promised Abraham is Jesus and He came from His father to be the Light for mankind. Jesus said. (John 5:31-40;“If I testify about Myself, My testimony is not true. There is another who testifies about Me, and I know the testimony He testifies about Me is true. (33) You have sent to John, and he has testified to the truth. (I do not accept human testimony, but I say this so that you may be saved.) He “John” was a lamp that was burning and shining, and you wanted to rejoice greatly for a short time in his light. But I have a testimony greater than that from John. For the deeds that the Father has assigned Me to complete – the deeds I am now doing – testify about Me that the Father has sent Me. (37) And the Father who sent Me has Himself testified about Me. You people have never heard His voice nor seen His form at any time, nor do you have His Word residing in you, because you do not believe, “ME” the One whom He sent. (39) You study the scriptures thoroughly because you think in them you possess eternal life, and it is these same scriptures that testify about Me, but you are not willing to come to Me so that you may have life.”)

       Believing IN Jesus saves! That belief IN cannot be conjured up from some denominational thinking nor can our attempting to do good on the human plane. Modern theologians love the praise of people; “but Jesus leads us to understand the nature in man.”

      (John 5:41-47; “I do not accept praise from people, but I know you, that you do not have the love of God within you. I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not accept Me. If someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. How can you believe, if you accept praise from one another and don’t seek the praise that comes from the only God? (45) “Do not suppose that I will accuse you before the Father.” The one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have placed your hope. If you believed Moses, you would believe Me, because he wrote about Me. (47) But if you do not believe what Moses wrote, how will you believe My Words?”)

      Final condemnation will come from Moses because Moses wrote about Jesus. (The Pharisee mentality was to do Moses rather than believe Moses.) The Christendom mentality is “to serve in a denomination of choice” rather than believe IN God. Moses’ prophetic writing and Jesus’ words come from the same spiritual source. It was Jesus who lead and inspired Moses.

John The Apostle, chapter 12

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

To: 11,035 Churches of God, “people being made temples of His spirit.”

5/20/1, God’s 3rd month, Sivan 6, 5778 until sunset. It’s Pentecost until sunset.

      (2Tim 4:1 I-8; I ‘Paul’ solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the message, be ready whether it’s convenient or not, reprove, rebuke, exhort with complete patience and instruction. (3) For there will be a time when people will not tolerate sound teaching. Instead, following their own desires, they will accumulate teachers for themselves, because they have an insatiable curiosity to hear new things. And they will turn away from hearing the truth, but on the other hand they will turn aside to myths. You, however, be self-controlled in all things, endure hardship, do an evangelist’s work, fulfill your ministry. For I am already being poured out as an offering, and the time for me to depart is at hand. (7) I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith! Finally the crown of righteousness is reserved for me. The Lord, the righteous Judge, will award it to me in that day – and not to me only, but also to all who have set their affection on His appearing.”)

      Self righteous Pharisees gave the man Jesus healed a hard time about carrying his bed on the Sabbath. Many self righteous Christendom folk maintain that Jesus’ good news sets them free from the burden of Sabbath keeping: “no need to exercise self control or alter daily activities, no need to work at overcoming the pulls inherited from Adam’s sin nature etc.” The average professing Christian sees no need to rest on Sabbath days. Many “first day keepers likewise” go to church in the morning, see or participate sports the night before and the evening afterward. Practicing discipline and remembering Sabbaths is what Jesus taught. (Remembering we’re created in God’s image and likeness “is the worship God requires.”) Worship begins when we know God loves His creation. Jesus’ apostle Paul likened the Christian life to a race and Peter taught perseverance of faith. Sabbaths should be esteemed, “because the Lord God gave them for His chosen’s benefit.”

      (1Peter 1:5-11; For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith excellence, to excellence, knowledge; to knowledge, self control, to self control perseverance; to perseverance, godliness; to godliness, brotherly affection; to brotherly affection, unselfish love. For if these things are really yours and are continually increasing, they will keep you from becoming ineffective and unproductive in your pursuit of knowing our Lord Jesus Christ more intimately (9) But concerning the one who lacks such things – he is blind. That is to say, he is nearsighted, since he has forgotten about the cleansing of his past sins. Therefore, brothers and sisters, make every effort to be sure of your calling and election. For by doing this you will never stumble into sin. For thus an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be richly provided for you.”)

       Self righteous Pharisees were critical of the healed man’s carrying his bed roll on the Sabbath. Christendom in general is critical of people’s remembering and setting Sabbaths apart.

      (John 5:14-15; “After this Jesus found him ’the healed man’ at the temple and said to him, “Look, you have become well. Don’t sin any more, lest anything worse happen to you.” The man went away and informed the Jewish leaders that Jesus was the One who had made him well.”)

       The indication? “the cause of this man’s disability was rooted in sin.” We all inherited a lawless, “sin nature” it’s the basic cause of imperfections.

Examples of people’s lawless actions are many. Let’s consider two.

     (1) God command that crops be rotated and lands allowed their Sabbath rest, “laying idle for one year is good.” Benefits are many.

     (2) God command His people live by His ten commandments, “for their good.” God’s view of lawlessness, “sin” is the only view that matters.

      (John 5:16-23; “Now because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began persecuting Him. So He told them, “My Father is working until now, and I too am working.” For this reason the Jewish leaders were trying even harder to kill Him, because not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but He was also calling God His own Father, thus making Himself equal with God. (19) So Jesus answered them, “I tell you the solemn truth, the Son can do nothing on His own initiative, but only what He sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise. For the Father loves the Son and shows Him everything He does, and will show Him greater deeds than these, so that you will be amazed. (21) For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whomever He wishes. Furthermore, the Father does not judge anyone, but has assigned all judgment to the Son, so that all people will honor the Son just as they honor the Father. The one who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.”)

      God the Father and God the Son are One in deed, thought and purpose! Christians are spirit led to desire a Oneness with our Creator.

      (John 5:24-30; “I tell you the solemn truth, the one who hears “understands” My message and believes the One who sent Me has eternal life and will not be condemned, but has crossed over from death to life. (25) I tell you the solemn truth, a time is coming – and is now here – when the dead will hear “understandthe voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For just as the Father has life in Himself, thus He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and He has granted the Son authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man. (28) “Do not be amazed at this, because a time is coming when ALL who are in the tombs will hear His voice and will come out – the ones who have done what is good to the resurrection resulting in life, and the ones who have done what is evil to the resurrection resulting in condemnation. (30) I can do nothing on My own initiative. Just as I hear, I judge, and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of the One who sent Me.”)

       Having these understanding, “it’s gifted.” When we understand “we love God and know that His Ways are for our good.” Thus we live to please Him because we love Him.

      The first resurrection is to eternal life, “the second is physical and can lead to eternal life.” (Many will be gifted with repentance for deeds done in this life.) (Study 1John 5:13-17)

      Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus: thank You for mercy You’ve shown to this undeserving worlds sinful populations. Make us mindful of this worlds problems and give us “hope faith needed to endure to the end.” We thank You for the privilege of believing IN and for a yielding spirit that desires practicing Your holy Way. May our kingdom soon come, we ask In the holy name of our coming King of Kings, “Jesus” AMEN

       Pentecost was first called “the Festival of First Fruits. It matches the spring harvest of fruits and vegetables in Judea. Pentecost looks forward to when, “all who call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 

       Satan is about the business of watering down the spiritual and prophetic meaning of Jesus’ life, death, burial, resurrection and ascension. Only the few teach the significances of Jesus’ promise to return, bind Satan and bring His peace to this earth. Few are looking forward to His return. Few desire practices that demonstrate spiritual understanding and the effect Christians have on others.

       God reveals Himself to us, “as He did Abraham” giving us to understand that our acquaintances are serving god’s of their imagination? This was Abraham’s state of being when God revealed Himself and told Abraham to go away from the country of his family and acquaintances. Abraham was obedient to God’s calling and lived as a foreigner in a strange land as he was directed. God blessed Abraham and he became the example of righteousness to the world. Abraham had faith in God’s promises, though most weren’t realized in his life time. We can learn spiritual lessons by reflecting on Abraham’s life. (His faith asset was that he believed IN God as God revealed Himself.) God revealed to Abraham that He was The Life giver and that He was going to make Abraham the father of many. The miraculous promises began when he and Sarah were past the normal reproductive age and Isaac was born.

John The Apostle, chapter 11

Friday, May 18th, 2018

To: 11,011 Churches of God, “a people being made temples of His spirit.”

5/18/1, God’s 3rd month, Sivan 4, 5778 until sunset.

      We pray, “we’re all able to keep the next two sanctified days holy to the Lord God.” This afternoon at sunset begins the weekly Sabbath and the next sunset begins Pentecost. For genuine followers of Jesus it represents the birth of “The Church of God” His new covenant with His chosen people and represents each Christian’s “birth from above.” Let’s celebrate membership in God’s family. Knowing we can’t boast except in Him: “He did it all.”    

      Christendom is out of touch “Pentecost’s miracle isn’t understood.” The miraculous mystery of God’s spirit gifted to people sums up the reality that His chosen are, ’spiritual Israelites’ His church. Each recipient a temple of God’s spirit and member of His family.

     (2Cor 4:11-18; 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. As a result, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you. 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. (15) 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 day. For 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.”)

      (Acts 1:4-5; While He was with them, Jesus declared, “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait there for what My Father promised, which you heard about from Me. For John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

     (Acts 1:6-9; So when they had gathered together, they began to ask Him, “Lord, is this the time when You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” He told them, “You are not permitted to know the times or periods that the Father has set by His own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest parts of the earth.” After He had said this, while they were watching, He was lifted up and a cloud hid Him from their sight.”)

      The same people camouflaging God’s calendar and His kingdom’s establishment on earth, attempted to set up a universal order, naming Peter it’s first pope. Teaching that Jesus assigned Peter as His successor. Popes having authority to name succeeding Popes. They added steeple to buildings of worship, to appease the pagans. (Google obelisk and find the Latin “obeliscus” Greek “obeliskos” “obelus” learn of its popularization in the mid-16th century.)

      Paul led “the church of God at Rome” but there’s no historical evidence that Peter ever went to Rome. Jesus’ apostle Paul did teach the Ephesians and we Christians about “Jesus’ church and it’s foundation.”

       (Eph 2:20-22; “You “Christians” have been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the Cornerstone. In Him the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you, ’individually’ also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”)

        Don’t follow unbelievers. Our Lord’s brother Jude, wrote about their apostasy, “it was already taking place in his day.” (study this short book) Paul also shared the same.

      (2Cor 6:14-18; “Do not become partners with those who do not believe, for what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship does light have with darkness? And what agreement does Christ have with Beliar? Or what does a Believer share in common with an unbeliever? And what mutual agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we “Christiansare the temple of the living God, just as God said, “I will live in them and will walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be My people.” Therefore “come out from their midst, and be separate,” says the Lord, “and touch no unclean thing, and I will welcome you, and I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters,” says the All-Powerful Lord.”)

      (The Greek term Βελιάρ (Beliar) is a spelling variant for Βελιάλ (Belial, see Judges 20:. The word occurs only here in the New Testament. Beliar is a reference to Satan.)

      Remember Jesus knows what’s in our nature: saying, (“Many will come in My name and shall deceive many.” Mark 13:6) Jesus also knew and advises, “a teacher has no honor in has own country.” That’s why it was practically impossible for people in Jesus’ home town to believe IN Him. Why? They knew His family, His mother, brothers and sisters. Thus, Jesus said; “familiarity breeds contempt.” Jesus and His apostles kept feast days.

       (John 4:43-48; “After the two days He departed from there to Galilee. (For Jesus Himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in His own country.) So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed Him because they had seen all the things He had done in Jerusalem at the feast (for they themselves had gone to the feast). (46) Now He came again to Cana in Galilee where He had made the water wine. In Capernaum there was a certain royal official whose son was sick. When he heard that Jesus had come back from Judea to Galilee, he went to Him and begged Him to come down and heal his son, who was about to die. So Jesus said to him, “Unless you “fleshly minded” people see signs and wonders you will never believe!”)

       It’s in our inherited nature to want to see and witness signs to help our fleshly un-beliefs. (See Matt 16:4)

       (John 4:49-54; “Sir,” the official said to Him, “come down before my child dies.” Jesus told him, “Go home; your son will live.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and set off for home. While he was on his way down, his slaves met him and told him that his son was going to live. So he asked them the time when his condition began to improve, and they told him, “Yesterday at one o’clock in the afternoon the fever left him.” Then the father realized that it was the very time Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live,” and he himself believed along with his entire household. Jesus did this as His second miraculous sign when He returned from Judea to Galilee.”)

      (John 5:1-9; “After this there was a Jewish feast, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool called Bethzatha in Aramaic, which has five covered walkways. A great number of sick, blind, lame, and paralyzed people were lying in these walkways. (5) Now a man was there who had been disabled for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and when he realized that the man had been disabled a long time already, he said to him, “Do you want to become well?” The sick man answered him, Sir. “I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up. While I am trying to get into the water, someone else goes down there before me.” Jesus said to him, “Stand up! Pick up your mat and walk.” Immediately the man was healed, and he picked up his mat and started walking. (Now that day was a Sabbath.”)

      Jesus had all the creative and re-creative powers “as when He created Adam” instantly made this man whole! We should learn the characteristics of our Creator, “Jesus.” (God the Father, God the Son and angelic beings have powers that defy human logic.) We Believers IN, “Christians” will be changed to the likeness of Jesus at the FIRST resurrection.

      (John 5:10-13; “So the Jewish leaders said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath, and you are not permitted to carry your mat.” But he answered them, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘pick up your mat and walk.’ They asked him, “who is the man who said to you, ‘Pick up your mat and walk?” But the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped out, since there was a crowd in that place.”)

      See what worshipful rule keeping does to the minds of unbelievers? Fleshly thinking leads to trusting rules rather than the law giver. It amounts to living as if made for the law, “rather than loving the law because God gave it for our good.” The Sabbath is made for man, not man for the Sabbath (see Mark 2:27)

John The Apostle, chapter 10

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

To: 11,002 Churches of God, “a people being made temples of His spirit.”

5/17/1, God’s 3rd month, Sivan 3, 5778 until sunset.

      Pentecost “the third annual Sabbath” is May 20; “Sivan 6” starting the previous sunset. Its one of The Lord God’s holiest days and birthday of His New Covenant Church. The primary promise to our ancestors was fulfilled. God’s spirit gifted to people making them temples, “at one within Himself” is still a mystery to the world. Today’s Christendom fulfills Jesus’ prophecy. Like Pharisees of old, “assuming Jesus is different than the Lord God who communed with Noah and Abraham.”

      A past Pharisee “Paul” was witnessing to king Agrippa when he said the following. (Acts 26:4-13; “Now all the Jews know the way I lived from my youth, spending my life from the beginning among my own people and in Jerusalem. They know, because they have known me from time past, if they are willing to testify, that according to the strictest party of our religion, I lived as a Pharisee. And now I stand here on trial because of my hope in the promise made by God to our ancestors, a promise that our twelve tribes hope to attain as they earnestly serve God night and day. Concerning this hope the Jews are accusing me, Your Majesty! Why do you people think it is unbelievable that God raises the dead? Of course, I myself was convinced that it was necessary to do many things HOSTILE to the name of Jesus the Nazarene. (10) And that is what I did in Jerusalem: Not only did I lock up many of the Saints in prisons by the authority I received from the chief priests, but I also cast my vote against them when they were sentenced to death. I punished them often in all the synagogues and tried to force them to blaspheme. Because I was so furiously enraged at them, I went to persecute them even in foreign cities. (12) “While doing this very thing, as I was going to Damascus with authority and complete power from the chief priests, about noon along the road, Your Majesty, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining everywhere around me and those traveling with me.”) As always study the whole.

     Again Paul explains. (Hebrews 5:11-14; “On this topic we have much to say and it is difficult to explain, since you, ’Hebrews’ have become sluggish in hearing. For though you should in fact be teachers by this time, you need someone to teach you the beginning elements of God’s utterances. You have gone back to needing milk, not solid food. For everyone who lives on milk is inexperienced in the message of righteousness, because he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, whose perceptions are trained by practice to discern both good and evil.”)

       YES, we need training that comes through practices, “practices showing respect for what God has to say!”

      (John 4:27-30; “Now at that very moment Jesus’ disciples came back. They were shocked because He was speaking with a woman. However, no one said, “What do you want?” or “Why are you speaking with her?” Then the woman left her water jar, went off into the town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Surely He can’t be the Messiah, can He?” So they left the town and began coming to Him.”) Apparently this Samaritan woman was the first non-Israelite to be Jesus’ witness.

        (John 4:31-34; “Meanwhile the disciples were urging Him, “Rabbi, eat something.” But Jesus said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” So the disciples began to say to one another, “No one brought Him anything to eat, did they?” (34) Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of the One who sent Me and to complete His work.”)

      Jesus is Creator. (See John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:15-20 and Heb 1:1-4) Jesus’ work is also God the Father’s work. (In this regard “They are One.) At that time, Jesus’ followers knew nothing about the indwelling holy spirit Jesus was referring to when He said; “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”

      (John 4:35-38; ““Don’t you say, ‘There are four more months and then comes the harvest?’ I tell you, look up and see that the fields are already white for harvest! The One who reaps receives pay and gathers fruit for eternal life, so that the One who sows and the One who reaps can rejoice together. (37) For in this instance the saying is true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you, “apostles” to reap what you did not work for; others have labored and you have entered into their labor.””)

      Who did the sowing? God the Father through God the Son, who called Moses and the prophets. They labored, many were killed and persecuted. Jesus’ apostles had the mission of teaching Believers IN about God’s Way and oracles. After believing IN and becoming gifted recipients of God’s spirit, Paul could say the following to the gentile Ephesus church.  

       (Ephesians 2:19-22; “So then you, “non-Israelites” are no longer foreigners and non-citizens, but you are fellow citizens with the Saints and members of God’s household, because you have been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the Cornerstone. In Him the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”)

        Christendom attempt to dismiss the Old Covenant as not being relevant to the new. Make their own theology, support their own schools and build their own membership. Not understanding that God’s imputed spirit in Believers making them at one with Himself. It’s the theological differences in Jesus’ new covenant and His old. Peter explains.

      (1Peter 4:10-11; “Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of the varied grace of God. Whoever speaks, let it be with God’s Words, “oracles.” Whoever serves, do so with the strength that God supplies, so in everything God will be glorified through Jesus Christ. To Him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.”)

      (John 4:39-42; “Now many Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of the report of the woman who testified, “He told me everything I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to Him, they began asking Him to stay with them. He stayed there two days, and because of His Word many more believed. They said to the woman, “No longer do we believe because of your words, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this One really is the Savior of the world.”)

      Many professing Christians claim that Jesus is their personal Savior; “how many know He is the Savior of this world?” He is going to return and save this world’s people from their destructive ways, “from it’s demonic divisionary god.” (study Matthew 24:) Jesus is going to bring peace, righteous judgment, knowledge of Himself and God the Father. Study Isaiah 11:, for our purpose let’s consider verse 9, (“They will no longer injure or destroy on My entire royal mountain. For there will be universal submission to the Lord’s sovereignty, just as the waters completely cover the sea.”)

       As Jesus was about to go to Jerusalem and celebrate His last Passover in the flesh, He spoke the following: (Matthew 20:17-19: “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the experts in the law. They will condemn Him to death and will turn Him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged severely and crucified. Yet on the third day, He will be raised.”)

       Not many years ago, unbelieving gentile churches were accusing the Jews for Jesus’ death, “incited hatred of Jews worldwide.” Causing death and persecutions, especially in Germany. (Jewish experts in the law did make the decision to arrest Jesus and they did hand Him over to the gentile ruling authorities.) Jesus knew exactly how things were going to unfold. Jesus inspired Isaiah to write much of the detail. See Isaiah 52:.

       Intelligent people in every age have always known; “Passover, Nisan 14” doesn’t fall on a particular day of the week annually. With demonic help, deceivers planned an agenda 2,000 plus years ago, camouflaging the reality of Passover’s meaning. (Causing division, chaos and persecutions among naïve Christendom in particular. Pagan zodiac worshipers accepted an imaginary Jesus. Appealing to pagan societies, “days of the week were named for pagan gods.” The same purposely twisting God’s Word, “saying Paul changed God’s seventh day Sabbath; “thus Christendom in general is now pagan.”