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John The Apostle; chapter 38

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

To: 11,678 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”

6/30/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 17, 5778 until sunset.

      As were populations at large, Jesus’ apostles couldn’t grasp or bear the spiritual comprehension Jesus was about to give them. Israelites and Jesus’ apostles believed the Messiah’s coming would be to lead Israel back to their former grandeur. They were counting on the prophecies of Isaiah 22:, 35:, 51:,53:, 65:, Jeremiah 31: Ezekiel 37: and Amos 9:11-15. Prophecies that are still going to happen as planned. Spiritual understanding would be gifted to His apostles a little later.

     (John 16:12-14; “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. But when “that one” the Spirit of truth, comes, “that one” will guide you into all truth. For it ’that one’ will not speak on it’s own authority, but will speak whatever it hears and will tell you what is to come. That one will glorify Me, because it will receive from Me what is mine and will tell ‘reveal’ it to you.”)

      Without that one “the spirit of truth” “Jesus in us” we can’t understand spiritual teaching. Jesus would later breath on His apostles and open their minds, as He gives to each recipients with His Holy Spirit.

      (John 16:15-16; “Everything that the Father has is mine; that is why I said the Spirit will receive from Me what is mine and will tell it to you. In a little while you will see Me no longer; again after a little while, you will see me.” (Jesus planned His appearances “after His resurrections.”

     (John 16:17-18; “Then some of His disciples said to one another, “What is the meaning of what He is saying, ‘In a little while you will not see Me; again after a little while, you will see Me,’ and, ‘because I am going to the Father’?” So they kept on repeating, “What is the meaning of what He says, ‘In a little while’? We do not understand what He is talking about.”)

     Naturally they wouldn’t “from within their fleshly nature.” Nor can we today; “from within our fleshly inherited from Adam nature.” We each must be “born again” to inherit the kingdom of God.

      (John 16:19- “Jesus could see that they wanted to ask Him about these things, so He said to them, “Are you asking each other about this – that I said, ‘In a little while you will not see me; again after a little while, you will see me’? I tell you the solemn truth, you will weep and wail, but the world will rejoice; you will be sad, but your sadness will turn into joy. (21) When a woman gives birth, she has distress because her time has come, but when her child is born, she no longer remembers the suffering because of her joy that a human being has been born into the world. So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. (23) At that time you will ask Me nothing. I tell you the solemn truth, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have not asked for anything in My name. Ask and you will receive it, so that your joy may be complete.”) Asking in Jesus’ name is to ask from within His gifted nature, as an ambassador. To simply use the words, “in Jesus’ name” isn’t His meaning. Jesus told the people at large and His apostles many things in obscure figures of speech, “in parables” less they not understand at the time! (See Matthew 13:10)

      (John 16:25-32; “I have told you these things in obscure figures of speech; a time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in obscure figures, but will tell you plainly about the Father. (26) At that time you will ask in My name and I do not say that I will ask the Father on your behalf. For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came from God. I came from the Father and entered into the world, but in turn, I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.” (29) His disciples said, “Look, now You are speaking plainly and not in obscure figures of speech! Now we know that you know everything and do not need anyone to ask you anything. Because of this we believe that you have come from God.”

     (31) Jesus replied, “Do you now believe? Look, a time is coming – and has come – when you will be scattered, each one to his own home and I will be left alone. Yet I am not alone, because My Father is with Me.”) Jesus is asking, “are you sure you now believe? ”knowing their reaction when He would be arrested that coming Passover evening.

       (John 16:33; I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, but take courage – I have conquered the world.” (From Jesus’ re-creating to His return and New Jerusalem coming down; “its all been preplanned.”

       (John 17:1-2; “When Jesus had finished saying these things, He looked upward to heaven and said, “Father, the time has come. Glorify Your Son, so that your Son may glorify You – just as You have given Him authority over all humanity, so that He may give eternal life to everyone you have given Him.”) Again we see “eternal life is to people the Father gives Jesus.” God the Father calls, opens understanding, grants repentance and gives us to Jesus.

       (John 17:3-5; “Now this is eternal life – that they know You, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you sent. I glorified You on earth by completing the work you gave Me to do. (5) And now, Father, glorify Me at your side with the glory I had with you before the world was created.”)

     Even without the scriptural text of John 1:1-5, Col 1:15-20 and Hebrews 1:, “this scriptural text confirms to Believers” that Jesus was with the Father before creation.” 

     (John 17:6-9; “I have revealed Your name ’nature - characteristics’ to the men you gave Me out of the world. They belonged to You, and You gave them to Me and they have obeyed Your word. Now they understand that everything you have given Me comes from You, because I have given them the words You have given Me. They accepted them and really understand that I came from You, and they believed that you sent Me. (9) I am praying on behalf of them. I am not praying on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those you have given Me, because they belong to You.”)

     These apostles and each Believer IN, “belonged to God the Father before being given to Jesus.” Predestined. Jesus wasn’t praying for unbelievers. (Do we see how it is that God the Father and God the Son are One?)

       (John 17:10- “Everything I have belongs to You, and everything You have belongs to Me, and I have been glorified by them. I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to You. Holy Father, keep them safe in Your name ’nature’ that You have given Me, so that they may be One just as we are One.”)

     At one, is the “togetherness principle” God ordained for His kingdom, His fathered family, the church and husband - wife relationship. Thus God the Father and God the Son are One; His family of literal children are One; God’s church is One and when He ordains a marriage, husband/wife are One.

     (John 17:12-19; When I was with them I kept them safe and watched over them in Your name, that you have given Me. Not one of them was lost except the one destined for destruction, so that the scripture could be fulfilled. (13) But now I am coming to You and I am saying these things in the world, so they may experience My joy completed in themselves. I have given them Your Word, and the world has hated them, because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but that You keep them safe from the evil one. (16) They do not belong to the world just as I do not belong to the world. (Why? They’re One with Me.) Set them apart ’sanctify them’ in the truth; your Word is truth. Just as You sent Me into the world, so I sent them into the world. And I set Myself apart on their behalf, so that they too may be truly set apart.”)

      To be set apart is to be sanctified. Called out Believers IN are a sanctified people as were the Israelites. (They were and we are sanctified and chosen by God the Father and given to Jesus.) Believers we are set apart for God’s purpose, we belong to God as literal children, ‘heirs.’

John The Apostle, chapter 37

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

To: 11,648 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”

6/28/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 15, 5778 until sunset.

      After the anointing that comes with salvation, we Believe IN. (Jesus Christ living in Believers, makes each a temple of His spirit. (John 14:20-21; “You will know at that time that I am in my Father and you are in me and I am in you. The person who has my commandments and obeys them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will reveal Myself to him.”

      By examining and comparing scripture to scripture we see that Jesus’ sending an Advocate, Comforter or an anointing is His Holy Spirit. Peter was given to understand Jesus‘ spirit dwelling in foreigners, “gentiles.” 

      (1Peter 2:9-12; “But you “Christians” are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of His own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. You once were not a people, but now you are God’s people. You were shown no mercy, but now you have received mercy. (11) Dear friends, I urge you as foreigners and exiles to keep away from fleshly desires that do battle against the soul, and maintain good conduct among the non-Christians, so that though they now malign you as wrongdoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God when He appears.”) (Summation?)

     (a) Unbelievers aren’t capable of yearning for spiritual understanding, as are believers IN Jesus. (b) God the Father calls and chooses. (c) Growing up to salvation and experiencing God’s kindness amounts to our being gifted to recognize our state of being; “our inherited from Adam nature.” (d) The called, are built, a spiritual house to offer spiritual sacrifices.(e) Jesus is the priceless Cornerstone, rejected by the world. (f) Unbelievers are destined to trip. (g) Jesus’ followers are chosen to be God’s own, a royal priesthood; a holy nation. (h) Christians believe because of the Father’s mercy! (i) In large part we can expect to be maligned and ostracized by established religions.)

      Jesus’ teaching revealed to Peter and John.

      (John 15:1-4; “I am the true vine and My Father is the gardener. He takes away every branch that does not bear fruit in Me. He prunes every branch that bears fruit so that it will bear more fruit. You are clean already because of the Word that I have spoken to you. Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me.”)

       Christians Believe IN the Lord God as did Abraham. We’re spirit led not to lean to OUR own understanding; that is, “not to trust our own fleshly intellect!” (Beliefs not produced in Jesus, is what worldly religions offer. Jesus’ truth purifies believers IN His Word! In John’s first letter to converted people he gets more to the point. (Study the whole.)

      (1John 3:18-20; “Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue but in deed and truth. And by this we will know that we are of the truth and will convince our conscience in His presence, that if our conscience condemns us, that God is greater than our conscience and knows all things.””)

      (John 15:5-8; “I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me – and I in him – bears much fruit, because apart from Me you can accomplish nothing. If anyone does not remain in Me, he is thrown out like a branch and dries up; and such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and are burned up. (Rremember Revelations 21:8?) If you remain in Me and My Words remain in you, ask whatever you want, and it will be done for you. (8) My Father is honored by this, that you bear much fruit and show that you are My disciples.”) God loves His kingdom: unbelievers will ultimately be thrown out and burned up.

      (John 15:9-12; “Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; remain in My love. If you obey My commandments, you will remain in My love, just as I have obeyed My Father’s commandments and remain in His love. I have told you these things so that My joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete. My commandment is this – to love one another just as I have loved you.”)

       “Just as I have loved you” is repeated several times! Jesus is the Shepherd that gave His life for we sheep. His New Commandment, does not nullify His ten commandments, but magnifies them spiritually.

      (John 15:13-15; “No one has greater love than this – that one lays down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you. I no longer call you slaves, because the slave does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because I have revealed to you everything I heard from My Father.”) Accept it; believe it, “NO person can understand without His revealing!” Theology schooling adds nothing to spiritual comprehension! Paul continued to refer to himself as Jesus’ slave. We each should be willingly proud to be His slave, because He chose us.

      (John 15:16-17; “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that remains, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. This I command you – to love one another.”) (Jesus’ sacrificial death on our behalf defines the love we are to have for one another.)

      Jesus spoke of His death as a commandment received from His Father. (Review John 10:18 & 14:31) (It isn’t the degree or intensity of our love for one another that Jesus is referring to, when He introduces by comparison “His own death.”) John makes this clear in his first letter.

      (1John 3:16-17; “We have come to know love by this: that Jesus laid down His life for us; thus we ought to lay down our lives for our fellow Christians. But whoever has the world’s possessions and sees his fellow Christian in need and shuts off his compassion against him, how can the love of God reside in such a person.?”)

     John expresses his own love while quoting Jesus’ teaching us how to love. I pray that we can understand the spiritual fulfillment of God’s imputing His spirit to our minds; making us AT ONE with Himself. If we are gifted with a desire to be AT ONE with Him; “seek to know His Ways.”

     If our beliefs and manner of living isn’t hated by the world, “we’re likely of the world.” We need to ask, “is Jesus my master?” Remember Jesus is speaking particularly to His apostles.

      (John 15:18-21; “If the world hates you, be aware that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you do not belong to the world, but I chose you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you. Remember what I told you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they obeyed My word, they will obey yours too. But they will do all these things to you on account of My name, because they do not know the one who sent Me.”) How can our communities love us, if we teach Jesus’ truth? We need to understand that it was the Lord God “Jesus” communing with Adam, Noah, Abraham and the prophets. (Review Col 1:15-20) 

      (John 15:22-24; “If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. But they no longer have any excuse for their sin. The one who hates Me hates My Father too. If I had not performed among them the miraculous deeds that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have seen the deeds and have hated both Me and My Father.”)

     Remember Jesus doing miracles through Moses before and after delivering Israel from Egypt? 

      (John 15:25- Now this happened to fulfill the word that is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without reason.’ When the Advocate, comforter or anointing comes, whom I will send you from the Father – the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father – that one will testify about Me and you also will testify, because you have been with Me from the beginning.”)

      Not only was His apostles chosen, each believer IN is chosen.

      (John 16:1- “I have told you all these things so that you will not fall away. They will put you out of the synagogue, yet a time is coming when the one who kills you will think he is offering service to God. They will do these things because they have not known the Father or Me. But I have told you these things so that when their time comes, you will remember that I told you about them. “I did not tell you these things from the beginning because I was with you. But now I am going to the One who sent Me, and not one of you is asking Me, ‘Where are you going?’ (6) Instead your hearts are filled with sadness because I have said these things to you. But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I am going away. For if I do not go away, the “Advocate, helper, comforter, anointing, Holy spirit” will not come to you, but if I go, I will send that one to you. And when it comes, it will prove the world wrong concerning sin and righteousness and judgment – concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; concerning righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.”)

      Lawlessness - “sin” began when Adam and Eve disobeyed the Lord God “Jesus” their Creator. Cain, Abel and each of us inherited a hostile to God nature that must be turned from in order to inherit immortality. Jesus spoke specifically to the generation witnessing Him.

       (Matt 23:34-36; “For this reason I am sending you prophets and wise men and experts in the law, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town, so that on you will come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. I tell you the truth, this generation will be held responsible for all these things!”)

      (Heb 12:25-29; Take care not to refuse the One who is speaking! For if they did not escape when they refused the One who warned them on earth, how much less shall we, if we reject the One who warns from heaven? Then His voice shook the earth, but now He has promised, “I will once more shake not only the earth but heaven too.” Now this phrase “once more” indicates the removal of what is shaken, that is, of created things, so that what is unshaken may remain. So since we are receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us give thanks, and through this let us offer worship pleasing to God in devotion and awe. For our God is indeed a devouring fire.

John The Apostle, chapter 36

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

To: 11,567 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”

6/27/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 14, 5778 until sunset.

      For accurate understanding we need to review the word “advocate” it’s also translated “counselor. helper, comforter and anointing. (John 14:15-17; “If you love Me, you will obey My commandments. Then I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate ‘helper, counselor, comforter, anointing or chrisma’ to be with you forever – (17) the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it does not see Him ’God’ or know Him ‘God.’ But you know Him ‘God’ because He resides with you and will be in you.” (Advocate is not a noun: shouldn’t be capitalized.)

      Jesus said the advocate, is gifted, to be with it’s partaker forever and is “the spirit of truth.” From old pagans like Aristotle, others with agenda’s and Satan’s lie regarding immortality the idea of “God being three persons in one” developed. Depending on the translators opinion, “helper, counselor, comforter, anointing and chrisma is used. (The Greek “Paraclete” and “(xpiaua) from the Greek (paraklhto”) doesn’t find an appropriate English translation. A very difficult task, no single English word has exactly the same range of meaning as the Greek word for. “comforter - advocate.” In other words to zero in on “advocate” and it’s a noun meaning Him is a bad rendering.

     Simply Jesus defines advocate as “the spirit of truth.” Many scriptural text defines Holy Spirit as, ’the spirit of truth’ - “power.” (Acts 1:8; “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, ) In 2John he defined what’s received after conversion as, “an anointing.”

      (2John 2:27; “Now as for you, the anointing that you received from Him resides in you and you have no need for anyone to teach you. But as His anointing teaches you about all things, it is true and is not a lie. Just as it ’the anointing’ has taught you, you reside in him.”) An anointing is what’s received when we’re fathered by God. The Greek word for anointing used in 2John is similar to the English “chrisma.”

      For people insisting that advocate should be a noun, “its Jesus Christ that’s in believers.”

      (2Cor 13:5-6; Put yourselves to the test to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize regarding yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you – unless, indeed, you fail the test! And I hope that you will realize that we have not failed the test!) (Paul gives us more.)

      (Col 1:25; “I became a servant of the church according to the stewardship from God – given to me for you – in order to complete the word of God, that is, “the mystery that has been kept hidden from ages and generations” but has now been revealed to His Saints. God wanted to make known to them the glorious riches of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (28) We proclaim Him by instructing and teaching all people with all wisdom so that we may present every person mature in Christ. Toward this goal I also labor, struggling according to His power that powerfully works in me.”

      The comforter - advocate is, Christ Himself imputed when fathered by God the Father. He powerfully works in us. Truth is revealed to His Saints.

      Now John recorded Jesus’ Words regarding His putting His laws in our minds and hearts. It’s the power of His spirit of truth, we may think of that power as an advocate, helper, comforter, an anointing etc. Its Jesus’ spirit imputed to believers. Believers IN love His Ways, “His laws.” Look back to verses 16 & 17. ““Jesus said; “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another advocate to be with you forever –the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot accept, because the world does not see Him or know Him.””

      Compare Jesus’ personal teaching to that. through His apostles.

      (John 14:27-31; “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage. You heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am. (29) I have told you now before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe. I will not speak with you much longer, for the ruler of this worldSatan” is coming. He has no power over Me, but I am doing just what the Father commanded Me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Get up, let us go from here.”) (a) Jesus promises to give Believers IN, His peace. (b) Not a temporary peace, the world may have. (c) Do not be distressed, I am coming back to you. (d) Because God the Father is greater than God the Son, we should be glad about the Son’s going away. (e) The evidence is that He foretold His ascension to help we Believers IN. (f) The ruler of this earth, “Satan” has no power over Jesus.

      How is it that religions professing to believe IN Jesus, do not take Jesus’ own words seriously? “I will not speak with you much longer, for the ruler of this world “Satan” is coming.” So the question? How many people live “the manner the god of this world “Satan” dictates?”

      This chapter fourteen is dynamite for Believers IN. Believers IN Jesus have gifted faith in His Word, His Way and His promises. True Christianity is, “believing IN” not “a belief that” not a movement or something a person can join. (We can choose to join a movement, a denomination or church: “by association, usually by agreeing to follow their doctrine” but only God can miraculously make one a Believers IN and follower of Jesus.

     No one can come to Him unless God chooses. Worldly Christendom teaches: “it’s an individuals choice.” Jesus teaches, “the Father chooses” and He’s the Alpha & Omega: all knowing. God the Father gives Jesus true worshipers.

       Heavenly Father thank You for revelation, spiritual teaching and preserving Your printed Word. Thank You for teaching that Your Word purifies. In Jesus’ holy name we pray and praise You. AMEN

      Jesus’ apostle John recorded Jesus’ Words regarding the ruler of this world. (John 14:29; “I will not speak with you much longer, for the ruler of this worldSatan” is coming.” Satan had been on earth deceiving since creation, “but Jesus is speaking about Satan’s coming to distort His purpose and message.” True to Jesus’ prophecy; as soon as He ascended, Satan began sending false teachers to infiltrate God’s called out people, “spiritual Israelites.” World wide divisionary indoctrinations is Satan’s demonic purpose. Consider how successful Satan has been. By palming himself and followers off as angels of light, he has the whole world in subjection to confusion. Naturally each group say, “yes, all but us.”

      After Jesus’ ascension God began revealing Himself and calling gentiles to worship Him in sincerity and truth. This, was a surprise to many in God’s Jerusalem church. The first recorded conversion was Cornelius and his family. After their conversion the apostles explained to the church, how the holy spirit witnessed to Cornelius’s family as it had to the many on that Pentecost after Jesus‘ ascension.

      After Peter stopped speaking, James replied, “Brothers, listen to me. Simeon has explained how God first concerned Himself to select from among the Gentiles a people for His name. The words of the prophets agree with this, as it is written, (16) ‘After this I will return, and I will rebuild the fallen tent of David; I will rebuild its ruins and restore it, so that the rest of humanity may seek the Lord, namely, all the Gentiles I have called to be My own, says the Lord, who makes these things known from long ago.” Acts 15:13-18) James is referring to Amos 9:. (After the time of the gentiles, God is going to restore Israel to formally held lands.)

      Cornelius and family were chosen, called out to obedience that results in an anointing and righteousness. It was by God’s grace that they were chosen to began practicing Jesus’ righteousness. Consider Jesus’ apostle Paul’s explanation.

      (Romans 6:15-16; “What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Absolutely not! Do you not know that if you present yourselves as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or obedience resulting in righteousness?”)

       The god of this world has people slaves to this world’s system. Consider the paganism worldly Christendom is practicing and who that perpetrator is? We know Jesus’ apostle Paul was a persecutor of God’s called out people until he was called. About himself Paul said “I was a Pharisee of Pharisees until Jesus revealed Himself.” On his way to Damascus to do more persecutions Paul was blinded.

      (“So I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And the Lord replied, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. But get up and stand on your feet, for I have appeared to you for this reason, to designate you in advance as a servant and witness to the things you have seen and to the things in which I will appear to you. I will rescue you from your own people “the Israelites” and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you to open their eyes so that they turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’ Acts 26:15-18) )

        How are people sanctified? By gifted faith in Jesus! What did Jesus promise through Paul? Open people’s eyes “understanding!” Turn the gentiles from darkness to light! From Satan to God! SO, they may receive forgiveness of sins and share sanctification by faith in Jesus.

       Indoctrination of the world was apparent before Jesus’ human birth. God the Father and God the Son’s characteristics and Ways are revealed through Jesus’ life. Through Jesus’ life: people are called from Satan’s darkness to God’s Light. This good news Jesus revealed to John is still, a mystery, this unbelieving world can’t grasp.” WHY? Understanding is to His chosen! God is about the business of building a priesthood of Believers IN Jesus. Jesus inspired His apostle Peter to instruct and reveal God’s purpose.

      (1Peter 2:1-8; “So get rid of all evil and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. And yearn like newborn infants for pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to salvation, if you have experienced the Lord’s kindness. So as you come to Him, a living Stone rejected by men but chosen and priceless in God’s sight, you yourselves, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood and to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.(6) For it says in scripture, “Look, I lay in Zion a Stone, a chosen and priceless Cornerstone and whoever believes in Him will never be put to shame.” So you who believe see His value, but for those who do not believe, the Stone that the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone, and a stumbling-stone and a rock to trip over. They stumble because they disobey the Word, as they were destined to do.”)

      Jesus’ apostles’ letters are to converted people; “if you have experienced the Lord’s kindness!” Christians are as living Stones, “Saints” are built up to be a holy priesthood. WHY? To offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. How possible? (Only through the imputation of God’s spirit!)

John The Apostle, chapter 35

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

To: 11,576 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”

6/24/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 11, 5778 until sunset.

       Worldly religions don’t understand; “believing IN Jesus is gifted to His called Elect.” Seemingly, they think, “believing that” Jesus lived and died for the sins of the world saves. Meaning they believe the historical account of Jesus birth, resurrection and ascension. Such belief “by its self” requires no action. (Gifted believing IN requires “the action of turning” from the former life to a new life in Christ Jesus.) Lovingly seeking Jesus’ Way and obey from a love of God outlook.”

      Jesus’ good news, “gospel” is about living Jesus’ example, “believing in His return to bringing peace on earth,” that Jesus is all He is manifested to be. Review what He’s manifested to be at John 1:1-5 and Hebrews 1: these two scriptural text agree with Colossians 1:15-20; “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven and on earth were created by Him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through Him and for Him. He himself is before all things and all things are held together in Him. He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that He Himself may become first in all things. For God ‘the Father’ was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in the Son and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross – through Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.”)

        Jesus’ gospel includes Satan being allowed to deceive the whole world, before His return. Except time be shortened, “no flesh will be saved alive. Jesus is going to bind Satan and make knowledge of Himself and God our Father known to the world. Reveal that He is the resurrection, truth and Light. At millennia’s end “Jesus’ enemies including death will be no more. Then God the Father comes down with New Jerusalem.

      Jesus described what we’re to expect before His coming.

      (Mark 13:19-20; “For in those days there will be suffering unlike anything that has happened from the beginning of the creation that God created until now, or ever will happen. And if the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would be saved. But because of the Elect, whom He chose, He has cut them short.”)

      (Matthew 24:22; “And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the Elect those days will be cut short.”)

     Worldly populations are deceived but “Jesus’ Way people are not.” Jesus’ way is not a religion, “it‘s The Way spelled out in His ten commandments.

      His Sabbaths foreshadow: “His planning, saving, redeeming, delivering and judgment.” A time of rest from demonic deceptions.

      (Revelations 21:5-8; “And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new!” Then He said to me, “Write it down, because these words are reliable and true.” He also said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the water of life. The one who conquers. “overcomes” will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.”)

      Satan desires to camouflages the gift of immortality and Israel’s physical resurrection. His lie is “all are born to live forever someplace.” Worldly religion teach some form of his lie “a born with immortality doctrine.” Jesus taught and inspired His apostles to teach, “Immortality is gifted to called, repentant followers of Jesus.”

      Truth magnifies our responsibility. It insults worldly religions because it’s in people’s nature to make imaginary gods that agrees with their developing ideas and concepts. So, people have been deciding for self what’s right, wrong, good and evil. From the time of Adam and Eve, each clan began to imagine and develop gods that fit their concepts. Worshiping images, the sun, zodiac and imaginary deities.

      God gives us the history of where such thinking led people before the flood of Noah’s day. The direction all people are led, when they rely on their own or some organization’s thinking, rather than looking to our Creator and His commandments. The result, many religions.

      Every child goes through imaginary development, “in part based on parental, societal and practicing customs.” God gave the Israelites His commandments for their good; “teaching them how to demonstrate love toward Him and one another.” To help these fleshly minded people control their imaginations; “God was adamant that these fleshly minded people write these rules of conduct in places to be reviewed daily.”

      Before Israel’s deliverance from Egypt other societies had developed their own imagined deities. Jesus’ apostles referred to these societies as pagan. (Paganism is the practice of altering God’s ways) (We may not realize it clearly now, “but god has reasons for allowing people go the way that seems right, rather than making people prove and live His Way.)

      The holy scriptures teach us clearly, that God is allowing Satan to be the god of this world; “leading this world’s system of things.” Satan knew how to appeal to Eve, then Adam, “he knew their built in desires.” The appeal of deciding for themselves about good and evil. Every child is born with that desire; “little children need responsible parental discipline and training.” It’s been true from creation and harder in this age. The whole world is accepting ways that are an abomination to our Creator. We need God’s spiritual revelations and gifted strength to take on the responsibility of rearing children. Parents do insurmountable harm to their children’s imaginations, teaching, “Santa, Easter Bunnies, imaginary ghosts and Halloween.” These and many more customs play into Satan’s deceptions. Religious song lyrics, images and paintings shape children’s outlook and concept of God. All play into Satan’s indoctrinating purpose. Jesus’ apostle Paul’s instructions to the Corinthians applies to all ages.

      (2Corinthians 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 “Believers IN” are 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.”) (Paul’s teaching come from revelation, inspiration and from his gifted understanding of Leviticus 26:12, Jeremiah 32:38, Ezekiel 37:27 and Isaiah 52:11)

      Believers IN are spirit led to understand “denominations choosing their own doctrines” is not God’s Way. Identifying religious leaders for what they are is important, “because they’re of this world’s system of things.” Some pattern their hierarchical image by what they imagine a priest in Moses’ day looked like. Others think it enough that their hierarchy, wear their collar backward or dress in customary business attire. Jesus and His apostles did none of these; “thus Jesus was able to escape in crowds of people.”

      A onetime read through the Holy Scriptures teaches any thinking individual that the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, prophets and Jesus’ apostles did not identify with modern religious thinking. The true concept is that Jesus’ New Covenant foundation is based on His Old Covenant principals. These principles seem to escape modern thinking.

      Believers IN are led to understand; “Jesus was first preached by His apostles from their personal witness, gifted understanding of Old Covenant scriptures and revelation. Believers IN are lead to discern the balance between Old and New Covenants from God’s point of view. Let us compare Jesus’ inspired Words in Matthew, John and Hebrews.

      (Matt 5:17-20; “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have not come to abolish these things but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth pass away not the smallest letter or stroke of a letter will pass from the law until everything takes place. So anyone who breaks one of the least of these commands and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever obeys them and teaches others to do so will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness goes beyond that of the experts in the law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”)

     What is the law from God‘s point of view? The ten commandments. The law is magnified spiritually when “the spirit of truth” is put in people. The first four teach people how to show love to God. The last six, teach how to show love to our neighbor. God’s first commandment is; “You shall have no other God before Me.”

       Through God’s gifted “spirit of truth” we know daily review and memorizing cannot change our nature, “our inner being.” Israelites nor professing Christians can impute God’s “spirit of truth” to a fleshly heart. But God can change people’s nature by a rebirth from above. He can put a love of His Way within a changed nature! The Hebrews writer explains.

      (Hebrews 8:7-13; “For if that first covenant had been faultless, no one would have looked for a second one. But showing its fault, God says to them, “Look, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will complete a New Covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. “It will not be like the covenant that I made with their fathers, on the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not continue in My covenant and I had no regard for them, says the Lord. (10) “For this is the covenant that I will establish with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord. I will put My laws in their minds and I will inscribe them on their hearts. And I will be their God and they will be My people. “And there will be no need at all for each one to ask his countryman or each one to ask his brother saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ since they will all know Me, from the least to the greatest.(12) “For I will be merciful toward their evil deeds, and their sins I will remember no longer.”) (This prophecy is twofold, for called out people in this age and the age to come.) When He gives a New Covenant, He makes the first obsolete. Now what is growing obsolete and aging is about to disappear.”)

       God doesn’t change. His Ways don’t change. From the foundation of the world, “His laws were based on LOVE.” (His definition of love is” “God is Love.”) The Old Covenant is only made obsolete to Believers IN. The Old is only made obsolete by God, when He, “puts His laws in our minds and inscribing them in our hearts!” Fleshly minded people are under the law,”it’s their Schoolmaster.” Thus, the seriousness of people teaching others to disregard God’s law.

John the Apostle, chapter 34

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

To: 11,550 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”

6/22/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 9, 5778 until sunset.

      Two thousand plus years ago, Israelites particularly were expecting the Messiah. They knew from prophecy that He would come out of David’s ascendance. Lord God ‘Jesus’ inspired Isaiah’s prophecy about His second coming and naming David‘s father Jesse.

      (Isa 11:1-5; “A shoot will grow out of Jesse’s root stock, a bud will sprout from his roots. The Lord’s spirit will rest on Him – a spirit of extraordinary wisdom, a spirit that provides the ability to execute plans, a spirit that produces absolute loyalty to the Lord. He will take delight in obeying the Lord. He will not judge by mere appearances, or make decisions on the basis of hearsay. He will treat the poor fairly, and make right decisions for the downtrodden of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and order the wicked to be executed. Justice will be like a belt around His waist, integrity will be like a belt around His hips.”) (From Net Bible translators we have the following regarding Isaiah‘s prophecy.) 

      This text mentions David’s father Jesse, instead of the great king himself. Done for rhetorical reasons suggesting a new David, not a disappointing Davidic descendant. Other prophets call the coming ideal Davidic king “David” or picture him as the second coming of David, as it were. (See Jeremiah 30:9; Ezekiel 34:23-24; 37:24-25; Hosea 3:5; and Micah 5:2.)

      Jesus was born through human lineage of king David. The Lord God ’Jesus’ raised up David and gave him Israel to govern. Foreshadowing His millennia kingdom. The same Lord God re-created this earth, created Adam and Eve in “His and God the Father’s image and likeness.” They planned Jesus’ first and second coming, a thousand year reign of righteous judgment before New Jerusalem’s coming down with God the Father. May we all be led to worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; whose name the Lord God changed to Israel.           

      (John 14:15-17; “If you love Me, you will obey My commandments. Then I will ask the Father, and He will give you another “Advocate - Comforter” to be with you forever – the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it does not see the spirit of truth or know the spirit of truth. But you, “gifted to believe IN people” know “the spirit of truth” because it resides with you and will be in you.”) The advocate - comforter is “the spirit of truth.” The advocate - comforter is not a he nor an individual, but spirit. People who aren’t called to be Believers IN, “the world” cannot accept the spirit of truth because they don’t see or know Jesus.

      We only know God the Father and God the Son through the imputation of His spirit residing within.” The advocate - comforter. Is “the gifted spirit of truth. Recipients of the spirit of truth are, “God fathered, - begotten by God.” Making each follower of Jesus a literal child of God. “A Believers IN.” Worldly religious yield to the Cain mentality, “thinking it is okay to pick and choose how to serve Him. Which commandments to obey etc. Such thinking demonstrates unbelief. It’s the mindset toward God: “Eve, Adam, Cain, Nimrod and Baal displayed.”

      (John 14:18-21; “I will not abandon you as orphans, I will come to you. In a little while the world will not see Me any longer, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live too. (20) You will know at that time that I am in My Father and you are in Me and I am in you. The person who has My commandments and obeys them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will reveal Myself to him.”) Don’t miss the word “REVEAL

      When God opens our understanding; “truths jump out at us throughout the holy scriptures.” To Believers IN Jesus said, “Because I live you will live too.” It’s God gifted immortality! “defined!” Immortality is only through Jesus.

       Jesus’ resurrecting Lazarus was not to immortality. Nor was the bodily resurrections of many Saints after Jesus’ resurrection. (See Matt 27:51-53)

Second resurrections are prophesied, which aren’t to immortality. (See Ezekiel 37:) Remember Jesus’ Words through Paul, “all Israel will be saved.” (Rom 11:25-27;For I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: A partial hardening has happened to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion; He will remove ungodliness from Jacob And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”) Quote from Isa 27:9) (Isa 27:9; “So in this way Jacob’s sin will be forgiven, and this is how they will show they are finished sinning: They will make all the stones of the altars like crushed limestone, and the Asherah poles and the incense altars will no longer stand.”)

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

Return to these cities of yours. How long will you vacillate, you who were once like an unfaithful daughter? For I, the Lord, promise to bring about something new on the earth, something as unique as a woman protecting a man!’”)

      (Jer 31:35-37; “The Lord has made a promise to Israel. He promises it as the One who fixed the sun to give light by day and the moon and stars to give light by night. He promises it as the One who stirs up the sea so that its waves roll. He promises it as the One who is known as the Lord who rules over all. The Lord affirms, “The descendants of Israel will not cease forever to be a nation in My sight. That could only happen if the fixed ordering of the heavenly lights were to cease to operate before Me.” The Lord says, “I will not reject all the descendants of Israel because of all that they have done. That could only happen if the heavens above could be measured or the foundations of the earth below could all be explored,”

says the Lord.”)

       The ultimate fate of all who don‘t become believers IN Jesus “is eternal death.” “A second death.” Afterward, “death is to be eliminated.” Paul said it. (Study 1Corinthians 15:26) Loving Jesus is to obey Him - to say we love and not obey, “makes us liars.”

      (John 14:22-23; “Lord,” Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “what has happened that you are going to reveal yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus replied, “If anyone loves Me, he will obey My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and take up residence with him.”)

      “WE WILL COME! and take up residence!” How? By the imputation of His Spirit in us. His fathering, His begetting us! How does this happen? Jesus explained; (“Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must ALL be born from above.’ The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” John 3:7-8)

      (John 14:24-26; :The person who does not love Me does not obey My Words. And the word you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me. “I have spoken these things while staying with you. But the Advocate - “Comforter” the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you everything, and will cause you to remember everything I said to you.”) Again Jesus identifies “advocate as the Holy Spirit.) It’s the Believer’s Teacher.” It’s why we should call no person “Teacher or Father” in referring to giving understanding particularly. Now back to the subject of judging.

      If we know to obey Jesus, communicate His Way to others; we cannot in and of ourselves judge the degree of spiritual penetration, or whether God is calling. It’s imperative that we love individuals, “but not each individual’s way of living.” (Love unbeliever: “love less by comparison their way.” Refusing to condone lawlessness “sin” practices. Christian duty is to separates from societies at large. Practicing Jesus’ righteousness puts people on the outside of, “political correctness and this world’s system of things.”

       Christians are gifted with a desire to be obedient, search the scriptures, prove all things, compare spiritual text, meditate on and practice Jesus’ Ways. We shouldn’t makes ourselves judges. (Jesus’ command is that we love fellow Christians as He loves us! We should practice mercy, kindness, patience and love toward one another: EVEN others who, by their practices, don’t seem to know Jesus’ Way? As with a child’s maturing; followers of Jesus grow spiritually as God shapes, trains and disciplines. But shun people who blatantly disobey Jesus’ Ways. Fleshly minded will debate Jesus’ Ways, “to their shame.”

John The Apostle, chapter 33

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

To: 11,534 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”

6/21/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 8, 5778 until sunset.

      Political and religious pundents trust their intellect and think “opposite God’s Word.” (Jesus’ apostle Paul shares Godly wisdom: “God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise. 1Cor 1:30-31; He is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”) Had God our Father not called and fathered us we’d have no sanctification and redemption in Jesus. He predestined, set us aside so we could boast in the Lord. (The proverbs writer shares the same wisdom.

      Prov 3::1-7; My child, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for they will provide a long and full life, and they will add well-being to you. Do not let truth and mercy leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will find favor and good understanding, in the sight of God and people. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all your ways, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own estimation; fear the Lord and turn away from evil.”) All who believe IN these two scriptural text look to God for what’s right, wrong, good and evil.

      In our last study we shared Peter’s revelation about creation, re-creation and God’s planned end result of things. It isn’t for us to know the age of planet earth. We know Satan, angelic beings and the universe was God’s creation long before the re-creation by Jesus: “Moses shares in the book of Genesis.” (At a point before re-creation Satan rebelled, there was war and Satan was removed.) When seventy two of Jesus’ disciples returned from a witnessing mission and shared how “even demons submitted in Your name; Jesus responded, “I saw Satan fall like lightening from heaven.” (See Luke 10:17)

     Jesus revealed and Isaiah wrote; “Look how you 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, I will set up my throne. I will rule on the mountain of assembly on the remote slopes of Zaphon. I will climb up to the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High! (Isa 14:12-14)

      It was revealed to Paul that Satan is the prince of the power of the air. (See Eph 2:2) Paul also wrote: (2Cor 4:3-6; “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing, among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe so they would not see the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God. (5) For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the one who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.”)

      Righteous Creator God: please give us spiritual discerning minds to judge ourselves in Your Light. Make us mindful that Jesus is the Light, the Way and Life. We ask in the holy name of Jesus. AMEN

      People gifted to believe IN Jesus, don’t makes themselves judges. (Jesus’ command is that we love fellow Christians as He loved us!) We practice mercy, kindness, patience and love toward one another: Even others whose practices indicate they don’t seem to know Jesus’ Way. (As with a child’s maturing; “followers of Jesus grow spiritually as God shapes, trains and disciplines.”) We have a duty to shun people who claim to be Christian but blatantly disobey Jesus’ Ways. Fleshly minded people will debate Jesus’ Ways, “to their own shame.” Jesus’ apostle Paul taught on this subject.

      (1Corinthians 6:1-5; “When any of you has a legal dispute with another, does he dare go to court before the unrighteous rather than before the Saints? Or do you not know that the Saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you not competent to settle trivial suits? Do you not know that we will judge angels? Why not ordinary matters! So if you have ordinary lawsuits, do you appoint as judges those who have no standing in the church? I say this to your shame! Is there no one among you wise enough to settle disputes between fellow Christians?”)

      We aren’t judges regarding whether or not God is in the process of leading one to repentance. BUT, we should never condone “unrighteous living that’s an abominable to God.” (The fleshly minded would argue that, saying, “not condoning certain ways of living is setting one’s self up as a judge.”) It’s how Satan wants unbelievers to think and live. Believing IN God is demonstrated by practicing His righteousness, “which is spelled out in His inspired Word.” Paul complimented and instructed a young preacher named Timothy in this regard.

      (2Tim 1:5-11; “I recall your sincere faith that was alive first in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and I am sure is in you. (6) Because of this I remind you to rekindle God’s gift that you possess through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me, a prisoner for His sake, but by God’s power accept your share of suffering for the gospel. God is the One who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works but on His own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but now made visible through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. He “Jesus” has broken the power of death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel! For this gospel I was appointed a preacher, apostle and teacher.”)

      The miracles Jesus did and those through His apostles, “demonstrated their credentials.” Jesus did even greater miracles through His Apostles after His ascension. All Jesus’ miracles were through His chosen, “gifted to understand His message.” We shouldn’t need signs, it’s enough that we are gifted to believe IN Jesus. When we ask in Jesus’ name; “we should be asking from an ambassador of Jesus’ point of view.” In other word, “we should be asking from within the gifted nature of Jesus.” Believer IN, always ask in the spirit of Jesus’ love; “never desiring things that aren’t within His will.” (Be mindful that we belong to Jesus as a bride and that He does allow things to happen for our good and learning.) Sometimes our answer to prayer request is, “NOT NOW.” “Hope” & “knowing faith” are gifts! (Knowing faith is when God’s will is revealed before we ask.) Allow Jesus’ apostle Paul’s input.

      (1Corinthians 12:1-3; “With regard to spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were often led astray by speechless idols, however you were led. So I want you to understand that no one speaking by the spirit of God says; “Jesus is cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the holy spirit.”)

       Most Believers IN, were living pagans life styles, “prior to conversion, prior to God’s revealing Himself.” (Before conversion, we were led by this world’s system of things; “this world’s evolving and condoning practices.”) Our gods were imaginary, learned from other’s words and examples. Influenced by this world’s god, “Satan.” Through Paul, Jesus says; “NO ONE can believe IN and say “Jesus is Lord,” until God reveals Himself by His spirit!”

      (1Cor 12:4-7; “Now there are different gifts, but the same spirit. And there are different ministries, but the same Lord. And there are different results, but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.(7) To each person the manifestation of the spirit is given for the benefit of all.”) Whatever our gift; it isn’t for our private use; only!

      (1 Cor 12:8-11; “For one person is given through the spirit the message of wisdom, and another the message of knowledge according to the same spirit, to another faith by the same spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one spirit, to another performance of miracles, to another prophecy and to another discernment of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. (11) It is one and the same spirit, distributing as God decides to each person, who produces all these things.”)

      Spiritual gifts aren’t something a person can learn or conjure up!

Unbelievers handle their fleshly learned talents and gifts from their inherited nature’s point of view. That is; NOT realizing their intellectual, talents are God gifted to benefit all. Believers IN, are gifted to compare spiritual to spiritual, discern and practice God’s revealed truths.

John The Apostle, chapter 32

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

To: 11,516 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”

6/20/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 7, 5778 until sunset.

      Had God not purposely put in Adam and Eve a part of Himself and a desire to be independent of Himself, “all of us would operate instinctively as do wild animals, birds and sea critters.” We would have nothing to overcome, no desire for knowledge and certainly no spiritual component

      Long before Adam, God the Father allocated all things to God the Son “Jesus” who created, destroyed: then re-created earth from its empty without shape and dark condition, separated light from darkness, called the light “day” and the darkness “night” there was evening and morning making the first day. (Gen 1:3-5.) (See John 1:1-5. Col 1:15-29 and Heb 1:.)

      The many so called educated among us can’t make themselves believe in creation, but Jesus’ apostle Peter did and warned us about them.

     (2Peter 3;3-7; “Above all, understand this: In the last days blatant scoffers will come, being propelled by their own evil urges and saying, “Where is His promised return? For ever since our ancestors died, all things have continued as they were from the beginning of creation.” (5) For they deliberately suppress this fact, that by the word of God heavens existed long ago and an earth was formed out of water and by means of water. Through these things the world existing at that time was destroyed when it destruction of the ungodly. was deluged with water. But by the same word the present heavens and earth have been reserved for fire, by being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.”) Study the conclusion of 2Peter.

      The Lord God “Jesus” re-created what had become chaotic.

      (Gen 1:9-10; God said, “Let the water under the sky, ’clouds’ be gathered to one place and let dry ground appear.” It was so. God called the dry ground “land” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” God saw that it was good.”

      (Gen 1:11-13; God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: plants yielding seeds according to their kinds, and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds.” It was so. The land produced vegetation – plants yielding seeds according to their kinds, and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. God saw that it was good. There was evening, and there was morning, a third day.

      (Gen 1:14-19; God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them be signs to indicate seasons and days and years and let them serve as lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth.” It was so. God made two great lights – the greater light to rule over the day and the lesser light to rule over the night. He made the stars also. God placed the lights in the expanse of the sky to shine on the earth, (18) to preside over the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good. There was evening, and there was morning, a fourth day.

      (Gen 1:20-23; God said, “Let the water swarm with swarms of living creatures and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” God created the great sea creatures and every living and moving thing with which the water swarmed, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.” There was evening, and there was morning, a fifth day.

      (Gen 1:24-25; God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: cattle, creeping things, and wild animals, each according to its kind.” It was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the cattle according to their kinds, and all the creatures that creep along the ground according to their kinds. God saw that it was good.

      (Gen 1:26-31; Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, after our likeness, so they may rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move on the earth.” (27) God created humankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them, male and female He created them.” (28) God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply! Fill the earth and subdue it! Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that moves on the ground.” (29) Then God said, “I now give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the entire earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the animals of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to all the creatures that move on the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I give every green plant for food.” It was so.” God saw all that He had made – and it was very good! There was evening, and there was morning, the sixth day.”)

      Though we know plants, animals, birds and sea critters rot and return the earth: “only humankind is specifically noted as being created from soil.

      (Gen 2:7; “The Lord God formed the man from the soil of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”) Only to humankind, did God put in, “give” the breath of life, “a part of Himself.”

      Before rain, before shrubs and plants had sprouted God created an orchard. (Gen 2:1-6) Rivers divided named land mass.

      (Gen 2:16; Then the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat fruit from every tree of the orchard, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will surely die.”)

      Had God not purposely put in Adam and Eve a part of Himself and a desire to be independent of Himself, “all of us would live instinctively as do animals, birds and sea critters.” We’d have nothing to overcome, no desire for knowledge and certainly no spiritual component. We wouldn’t be subject to God’s Law, mercy and grace: we wouldn’t have inherited Adam’s sin nature. BUT God lovingly made us to potential be as He is. Jesus’ apostles nor can we understand this awesomeness until it’s gifted.  

      (John 13:24-27; ““So Simon Peter gestured to this disciple “John” to ask Jesus who it was He was referring to. Then the disciple whom Jesus loved leaned back against Jesus’ chest and asked Him, “Lord, who is it?” Jesus replied, “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread after I have dipped it in the dish.” Then He dipped the piece of bread in the dish and gave it to Judas Iscariot, “Simon’s son” and after Judas took the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.”

      Judas, was never gifted to believe IN Jesus. Judas may have believed THAT: was never a loyal follower. Likewise professing denominational minded Christians are only “believers that.” (Perhaps believing Jesus died for the sins of the world, but not necessarily believing IN so as to lovingly obey Him as Lord.) “Such are “believers that” not, “believe IN.”

      (Our fleshly inherited nature allows unbelievers to decide for themselves what’s right, wrong, good and evil.) When God chooses to make us a Believer IN, He converts our nature to one more like His own. Converted individual agrees totally with God regarding, right, wrong, good and evil. The fleshly self serving spirit in Judas allowed him to think, “monetary profit above all else.” When Judas made his exit the others disciples were still questioning why Jesus answered John; “it is the one I am going to give this piece of bread to.” Apparently only John knew. (They all heard Jesus say to Judas; “do what you have to do quickly.”)

      John 13:28-30; (Now none of those present at the table understood why Jesus said this to Judas. Some thought that, because Judas had the money box, Jesus was telling him to buy whatever they needed for the feast, or to give something to the poor.) Judas took the piece of bread and went out immediately. (Now it was night.) Likely it aggravated Judas that Jesus knew his mind. Let’s all consider that! When Jesus chooses to; He knows our minds.

      (John 13:31-33; “When Judas had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in Him. If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and He will glorify Him right away.” Children, I am still with you for a little while. You will look for Me and just as I said to the Jewish religious leaders, ‘Where I am going you cannot come,’ now I tell you the same.”) Our glory is for a short time and practically meaningless. Jesus was permanently glorified by His Father at His creation. (Again; review John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:15-20 and Hebrews 1:) ) All things made and all things created, have been through God the Son “Jesus.” He was likely the Spokesperson when Adam was created, the one saying, “let US make man in Our image.”

      Jesus chose to be born human, He chose to experience, learn, teach and be the Shepherd to Believers IN. God the Father and God the Son chose that Creator Jesus would give His life for the remission of our sins. NOW Jesus is glorified again, it’s done and He will keep every promise.

John The Apostle; chapter 31

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

To: 11,510 Persons being made temples of His spirit: Churches of God.

6/19/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 6, 5778 until sunset.

      Jesus and each apostle emphatically taught “obeying and keeping God’s commandments in a “respectful belief IN - love of Him mindset” is eternal life.” (Matt 19:17; Jesus said to him, “Why do you ask Me about what is good? There is only one who is good. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”) (Luke 10:25-28; “Now an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus, saying, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you understand it?” The expert answered, Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”) Love is key; “all our doing must be from a love of God foundation because doing to earn salvation is works.”

       (John 13:1-5; “Just before the Passover Feast, Jesus knew that His time had come to depart from this world to the Father. Having loved His own who were in the world, He now loved them to the very end.(2) The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, “Simon’s son” that he should betray Jesus. Because Jesus knew that the Father had handed all things over to Him, and that He had come from God and was going back to God, He got up from the meal, removed His outer clothes, took a towel and tied it around Himself. He poured water into the washbasin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to dry them with the towel He had wrapped around Himself.”)

       Jesus knows His own, we cannot deceive Him. He inspires the thinking of His own, leads them to His potter’s wheel, trains and shapes, so we may be at one with Him.

      (John 13:6-8; “Then Jesus came to Simon Peter. Peter said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus replied, “You do not understand what I am doing now, but you will understand after these things.” (8) Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet!” Jesus replied, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with Me.”) We must rely on Jesus!

       If Jesus doesn’t clean us to His Way, we have no share with Him. Washing feet is symbolic of being all clean, symbolic of humility and worshiping truthfully. Jesus is the Potter we are the clay. Jesus knew Peter, He knew Judas and He knows You and I. Jesus demonstrated His own humility, while teaching, “we must be spiritually washed and clothed in Him.” Jesus’ response to Peter, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with Me.” (God the Father calls, gives us to Jesus for perfecting.)

        John 13:9-10) Peter then said to Jesus, “Lord, wash not only my feet, but also my hands and my head!” Jesus replied, “The one who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean. And you disciples are clean, but not every one of you.”)

      If Jesus doesn’t wash us? If we aren’t called, cleansed, clothed and immersed in Jesus, we have no share in His kingdom. (God fathers!) Peter desired total cleansing, but at this point in his life, he was fleshly minded. (Peter believed THAT, Jesus was the Son of God, but he still lacked the spiritual gift of believing IN Jesus.) Until Jesus breathed on and gifted His apostles with understanding they were still in the flesh. Many more were gifted with the holy spirit’s revelations on Pentecost, but Jesus’ apostles’ were made Believer IN before. That gifted spiritual outlook made them, “at one with Jesus.”

      May we each be mindful of our life practices. Either we’re practicing lawlessness or practicing Jesus’ righteousness. Worldly religions are hostile to belief IN; “whether, Atheism, Agnosticism, Christianity: “disobedience is the practice of lawlessness.” God’s Way is; “practicing Jesus’ righteousness.” Pray this difference is revealed to our minds through His spirit.

       Until God the Father calls and reveals Jesus, “we’re hostile to truth.” Until spiritually put on God’s spiritual potter’s wheel we‘re hostile. When we’re called to follow Jesus, our desire is to overcome to the end. Realizing spiritual overcoming can’t be done by works; not in and of ourselves, but with total reliance on Jesus. Spiritual creation begins at the time of our conversion. WE need a, “surrendering to God spirit” the realization that God knows His own. That our Creator is all knowing.

      God knows all who aren’t being called in this age also. The holy scriptures teach, “even unbeliever’s deeds are being recorded for future judgment.” NO unbeliever will be in the first and spiritual resurrection, but will be resurrected, “each in their own order.” (study 1 Corinthians 15:) In the millennia, deeds will be remembered, many will believe IN, be led to repent for having practiced lawlessness and desire Jesus’ righteousness. (see Romans 2:6-13)

      Jesus is the Alpha and Omega and the Way. He inspired His apostle Paul to explain.

      (1Corinthians 15:20-23; “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those “Christians” who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, “Adam” the resurrection of the dead also came through a man “Jesus.” For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him.”)

       (Acts 2:46-47; After Jesus’ ascension and Pentecost, the recipients of God’s spirit were praising God and having the good will of all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number every day those who were being saved.)

       God is the personification of love, He know whom He will reveal Himself to and who has the inclination to betray. Jesus’ apostle Paul shares God’s principle of choosing and taking away sins.

      (Romans 11:25-27; “For I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: A partial hardening has happened to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion; He will remove ungodliness from Jacob. And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”) Promises certain!

      (John 13:11-15; “For Jesus knew the one who was going to betray Him. For this reason He said, “Not every one of you is clean.” So when Jesus had washed their feet and put His outer clothing back on, He took His place at the table again and said to them, “Do you understand what I have done for you? (13) You call Me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and do so correctly, for that is what I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you too ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example – you should do just as I have done for you.”)

       Should we practice this? Absolutely, but only in the act of love; not as a doing of works. We know the arguments, Believers IN are gifted with a spiritual desire to obey. Remember our earlier comments about pretense of worship? Going through motions thinking to appease God, can be Pharisaical in purpose. (Such was Cain’s mistake, thinking to please God with a substitute sacrifice.) Cain’s assumption was an act of disobedience, a self-serving act that led to jealously and murder.) Assumptions among professing Christians is a foundation for disobedience. Such is the reason worldly professing Christians have as much divorce and other moral issues as do the rest of society.

       Satan uses people to deceive and accomplish his desires. He causes people to believe lies, palming himself off as an angel of light. Jesus’ apostle Paul was spirit led to prophesy about these end time deception.

      (2Thess 2:9-12; “The arrival of the lawless one will be by Satan’s working with all kinds of miracles and signs and false wonders, and with every kind of evil deception directed against those who are perishing, because they found no place in their hearts for the truth so as to be saved. Consequently God sends on them “unbelievers” a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false. And so all of them who have not believed the truth but have delighted in evil will be condemned.”)

      This is the reason it’s so important to know Jesus’ message and His characteristics! If we don’t know Jesus’ doctrine we will fall for demonic counterfeits.

      (2Thess 2:1-8; “Now regarding the arrival of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to be with Him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to be easily shaken from your composure or disturbed by any kind of spirit or message or letter allegedly from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord is already here. Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will NOT arrive until the rebellion comes and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction. He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, and as a result he takes his seat in God’s temple, displaying himself as God. (5) Surely you recall that I used to tell you these things while I was still with you. And so you know what holds him back, so that he will be revealed in his own time. For the hidden power of lawlessness is already at work. However, the one who holds him back will do so until he is taken out of the way, and then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will destroy by the breath of His mouth and wipe out by the manifestation of His arrival.”)

       Believers IN, practicing Jesus’ righteousness, should expect the possibility that, “opinions toward us will be as it was toward Jesus.”

      (John 13:16-17; “I tell you the solemn truth, the slave is not greater than his Master, nor is the one who is sent as a messenger greater than the One who sent him. If you understand these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”) To walk in Jesus’ light is to practice His righteousness: opposite of worldly religious righteousness.

      (John 13:18-20; “What I am saying does not refer to all of you. I know the ones I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the scripture, ‘The one who eats my bread has turned against me.’ I am telling you this now, before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe that I am He. (20) I tell you the solemn truth, whoever accepts the one I send accepts Me, and whoever accepts Me accepts the One who sent Me.”)

       When we don’t know the message, we don’t recognize those He sends. If we know His message; “those teaching His message will be recognized.”

Jesus’ washing His disciples feet, demonstrate the Shepherd’s love for His sheep. Demonstrates; “the Master serves.”

      John 13:21-23; When Jesus had said these things, He was greatly distressed in spirit, and testified, “I tell you the solemn truth, one of you will betray Me.” The disciples began to look at one another, worried and perplexed to know which of them He was talking about. One of His disciples, the one Jesus loved, was at the table to the right of Jesus in a place of honor.”)

      Jesus died for the sins “lawlessness” of this world’s people. He loves sinners, but His love for John was special. Jesus appointed John to write this gospel account we are studying; plus 1st, 2nd, & 3rd John and His Revelations to John while on the island of Patmos. Jesus foreknew that John would be exiled to the island of Patmos, the things He would revel to him and through him to us individually.

John the Apostle; chapter 30

Monday, June 18th, 2018

The Apostle, chapter 30

To: 11,456 Persons being made temples of His spirit: Churches of God.

6/18/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 4, 5778 until sunset.

      Many tend to worship what they believe to be their smarts. These aren’t likely to independently search the holy scriptures: “thinking they’re archaic.” The same yield to societies’ evolving morality: “worshiping the status quo.” For the most part they’re people pleasers and traditionalist. All of which is idolatry in God’s View. It’s the reason Jesus inspired Paul to write; (1Cor 1:26-31)

 “Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position. But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something, so that no one can boast in His presence. He, “God the Father” is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”) (Is Jesus your wisdom?)

       Understanding these five verses is to know that when we decide for self what’s right, wrong, good and evil we’re idolaters. The principle through out God’s Word is that,” people need to look to our Creator for wisdom. Look to Jesus and abandon what seems right to human intellect. That’s Believing IN. That’s looking to Jesus and His message for life practices. Know His revealed Way is for our good. (People who practice “what they believe in are idolaters.) Believing IN anything, “requires an ethical code and a standard of conduct based on a foundation.”

      Worldly religions evolve with the flow of what’s socially acceptable and traditionally popular. God and His ways are absolutes: “He is the same yesterday, today and forever. (See Hebrews 13:8)

       The first Corinthian five verses above tells us: “God chooses who He imputes His spirit to and blesses those respecting His commandments.”

      (Deut 5:10; “I show covenant faithfulness to the thousands who choose Me and keep My commandments.”) Daniel practiced the same obedience.

      (Daniel 9:4-5; “I prayed to the LORD my God, confessing in this way: “O Lord, great and awesome God who is faithful to His covenant with those who love Him and keep His commandments, we have sinned! We have done what is wrong and wicked; we have rebelled by turning away from your commandments and standards.”)

       Until we’re led to confess our lawless inherited nature as did Daniel, “we remain hostile to the Ways of our Creator.”

      Worldly religions don’t grasp: “the Son of God, “Jesus” was Moses’ and Daniel’s Lord. It was Jesus revealing Himself and inspired their words. (See Colossians 1:15-20)

      (John 14:15-17; ““If you love Me, you will obey My commandments. Then I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be with you forever – the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it does not see Him or know Him. But you know Him, because He resides with you and will be in you.””)

      Advocate is also translated Comforter; “it’s the imputed Spirit of Truth.” Followers of Jesus practice His righteousness and He leads each to know His message and Way. The imputation of, “God’s spirit of truth” His advocate or comforter to our minds is the mystery this world’s unbelievers can‘t understand. (They can’t accept His message of truth because they love this world’s ways.) The demonic principle is, “there’s no absolutes: thus every human practice is condoned.

      Jesus inspired His prophet Isaiah to write about His persecution and death many years before His being conceived in Mary’s womb. Jesus’ apostles was given to understand the prophets writings and Jesus’ deity as He revealed. (John makes Jesus’ teachings clear, saying; “Jesus is the LIGHT of the world.”) When He came to Jerusalem before that Passover, those gifted to believers IN Him praised Him. The populations were of various backgrounds and opinions about the prophetic writings, including Jesus’ first and second coming. Few understood that the Son of God was prophesied to die for the sins of the world.

      (John 12:34-36; “Then the crowd responded, “We have heard from the law that the Christ will remain forever. How can you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up?’ Who is this Son of Man? Jesus replied, “The Light is with you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the Light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become Sons of Light.” When Jesus had said these things, He went away and hid Himself from them.”)

       When The Light, “Jesus” is revealed to individuals, “that belief IN produces a desire to repent for having lived the way that seemed right.”

      (John 12:37-41; “Although Jesus had performed so many miraculous signs before them, they still refused to believe IN Him, so that the word of Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled.”) Jesus’ quote is what He had inspired Isaiah to write.

      (“Lord, who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For this reason they could not believe, because again Isaiah said, “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, so that they would not see with their eyes and understand with their heart, and turn to Me, and I would heal them.” Isaiah said these things because he saw Christ’s glory, and spoke about Him.”)

       Jesus revealed His glory, His first and second coming and had Isaiah prophesy about it long before. It doesn’t fit fleshly human logic to believe that God chooses and reveals! Jesus knows His own, they understand by revelation, respond, seek, yield to and obey. Revelations regarding Isaiah’s prophecies are gifted to those the Father chooses to be “Believers IN.”

      (John 12:42; “Nevertheless, even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they would not confess Jesus to be the Christ, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue.”)

      Is it the same today? Do people recognize the truth presented here and refuse to turn because of, “their denomination.” YES! It’s an inherited characteristic. (Fleshly speaking, its hard for people to separate from family community and old practices.) At some point “believers IN have to separate from the unbelieving way.” At some point, “believers IN must abandon paganism and began practicing Jesus’ Way.” (Group attendance while not believing IN their doctrine for the sake of family and friends is cowardly.) Jesus’ defines these practices accurately.

      (John 12:43; “For they loved praise from men more than praise from God.”) He’s describing our fleshly inherited nature, “mine and yours.” We inherited a love for the praise of people and “we need spiritual help to overcome it!” Confess it and ask for God’s help.

      (John 12:44; “But Jesus shouted out, “The one who believes in Me does not believe in Me, but in the One who sent Me, and the One who sees Me sees the One who sent Me.”) “God the Father and God the Son are as One, when the One is revealed we understand both!”

      (John 12:45-50; “I have come as a Light into the world, so that everyone who believes IN Me should not remain in darkness. If anyone hears “understands My message” My words and does not obey them, I do not judge him. For I have not come “at this timeto judge the world, but to save the world. (48) The one who rejects Me and does not accept My words has a judge; the word I have spoken will judge him at the last day. For I have not spoken from My own authority, but the Father Himself who sent Me has commanded Me what I should say and what I should speak. (50) And I know that His commandment is eternal life. Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told Me.”) NO REBELLION, no hostility in Jesus toward the authority of God our Father.

      Jesus is saying; “I am not sitting in judgment of your lives, moment by moment; “But My words will be your judge at the last day. The seventh annual Sabbath is called “the Last Great Day for God‘s purpose, “it ends the Feast of Tabernacles, foreshadowing judgment.” All evil, Satan and those refusing to believe IN will ultimately die. (See Revelations 21:8) Jesus inspired Isaiah’s pen.

       (Isaiah 11:1-9; “A shoot will grow out of Jesse’s “King David’s daddy” root stock, a bud will sprout from his roots. The Lord’s  God the Father’s” spirit will rest on Him, “Jesus” a spirit that gives extraordinary wisdom, a spirit that provides the ability to execute plans, a spirit that produces absolute loyalty to the Lord, “God the Father.” He “Jesus” will take delight in obeying the Lord, “God the Father” He will not judge by mere appearances or make decisions on the basis of hearsay. (4) He will treat the poor fairly, and make right decisions for the downtrodden of the earth. He “Jesus” will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and order the wicked to be executed. Justice will be like a belt around His waist, integrity will be like a belt around His hips. (6) A wolf will reside with a lamb, and a leopard will lie down with a young goat; an ox and a young lion will graze together, as a small child leads them along. A cow and a bear will graze together, their young will lie down together. A lion, like an ox, will eat straw. (8) A baby will play over the hole of a snake; over the nest of a serpent an infant will put his hand. They will no longer injure or destroy on My entire royal mountain, “governmental order.” For there will be universal submission to the Lord’s sovereignty, just as the waters completely cover the sea.”) Nature in man and animals is to be altered.

       On that Last Day, it’ll be to late to question “did I obey?” Jesus inspired John to write in his first letter to His church.

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

      Remember; Jesus wrote and kept His ten commandments.

John The Apostle, chapter 29

Friday, June 15th, 2018

To: 11,407 Persons being made temples of His spirit: Churches of God.

6/15/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 2, 5778 until sunset.

      When people “believe in” one demonic lie, God’s truth is camouflaged. It’s the condition of the whole world. Division is Satan’s purpose. (Gen 2:7; “The Lord God formed the man from the soil of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”) The Hebrew term נֶפֶשׁ (nefesh, “means living being.”) People with agenda’s translated (nefesh” to “soul” assuming a separation of body and spirit factor. The word “nefesh” refers to the whole person, whole creature, whole family etc. The phrase נֶפֶשׁ חַיַּה (nefesh khayyah, means “living being.”) Its used of both animals and human beings in Hebrew. (See Gen1:20, 24, 30; & 2:19).

     Confusion began when Satan lied and called the Lord God a liar. Saying to Eve, “Surely you will not die, for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will open and you will be like divine beings who know good and evil. ”Gen 3:4-5) (When believed IN, people can’t believe “eternal life is through our Lord and Savior Jesus only.) Religions including Christendom “believe that” rather than “believe IN.

      Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus: we ask that You make each truth seeker, “a Believer IN” and give each a yielded to truth mindset, that we may worship You “the God of Israel” in spirit and truth. We ask in the nature and name of our Lord, Jesus. AMEN

      Jesus said; “Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled among the multitudes.” (“For this reason I speak to them in parables: Although they see they do not see, and although they hear they do not hear nor do they understand.” Matt 13:13) Majorities don’t understand because they love this world’s demonic system of things. This world’s ways, indoctrinations, ”in which Satan is its author.” Various denominations don’t understand because they seek fleshly comfort zones and religious leaders who, “make merchandise of them.” Our fleshly nature likes being in step with peers, acquaintances and neighbors. Speaking of these divisionary religions, Paul writes.

      (2Cor 11:13-15; “For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions.”)

      In Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, He took His disciples away privately and taught them without parables. Regarding following multitudes, Jesus said; “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.” Matt 6:24)

      Previous in John’s Gospel we studied Jesus’ resurrecting Lazarus to physical life after being entombed four days. Lazarus’ life was restored: he came out at Jesus’ command, still bound by burial wrappings. Afterward we read about Jesus going back to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. To where the religious leaders wanted to kill Him. Jesus foreknew what He was going to accomplish, from the beginning of the world. Synagogue leaders were saying; “we must do something regarding this man, lest the people follow Him and Roman authorities take away our powers.” Here’s a lesson in the psychology of God‘s created people, “can we see it?” Love of money and power is the root of all unrighteousness.”

      (John 12:1-8; Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom He had raised from the dead. So they prepared a dinner for Jesus there. Martha was serving, and Lazarus was among those present at the table with Him. Then Mary took three quarters of a pound of expensive aromatic oil from pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus. She then wiped his feet dry with her hair. (Now the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfumed oil.) But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples (the one who was going to betray Him) said, “Why wasn’t this oil sold for three hundred silver coins and the money given to the poor?” (6) (Now Judas said this not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief. As keeper of the money box, he stole what was put into it.) So Jesus said, “Leave her alone. She has kept it for the day of My burial. For you will always have the poor with you, but you will not always have Me!”)

       Judas’ character was like most do-gooder religious folks. Who make a show of helping others to look good in the eyes of the world. He saw Jesus’ miracles, listened to Jesus’ teaching, “yet he never believe IN!” So it is with professing religious folks in every age, “they aren’t believe IN.” Few search the scriptures individually, “to learn Jesus’ characteristics and His Way.” Appealing groups making pretence of worship with lackadaisical attitude. Like the Judeans hostile to Jesus, “denominations are motivated to hang on to their power over people.” It’s the social clubs mentality, political power and cliques in charge.

      (John 12:9-11; “Now a large crowd of Judeans learned that Jesus was there and so they came not only because of Him but also to see Lazarus whom He had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to kill Lazarus too, for on account of him many of the Jewish people from Jerusalem were going away and believing in Jesus.)

      Followers of Jesus cannot have close associations with those making merchandise of people. People leaving was the key reason the synagogue leaders wanted to be rid of Jesus. The synagogue was losing power over the populations. Main stream “refers to non-traditionalist as cults.”

      John 12:12-14; “The next day the large crowd that had come for the “Passover” Feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him. They began to shout, “Hosanna! Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the king of Israel!” (14) Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written, “Do not be afraid, people of Zion; look, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt!”) “See Psalms 118:25-26 and Zech 9:9”

      “People of Zion” is an altered translation for English speaking readers; it should read “daughters of Zion.” Because of what Jesus’ church is to Him, “His bride.” Zachariah’s prophecy includes what Jesus did and what He is going to do.

       (Zachariah 9:9-10; “Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout, daughter of Jerusalem! Look! Your king is coming to you: He is legitimate and victorious, humble and riding on a donkey – on a young donkey, the foal of a female donkey. (10) I will remove the chariot from Ephraim and the warhorse from Jerusalem and the battle bow will be removed. Then He will announce peace to the nations. His dominion will be from sea to sea and from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth.”)

       Jesus fulfilled only part of Zachariah’s prophecy. He is yet to take away war and announce peace to the nations. Jesus came into Jerusalem on the tenth day of Nisan, “God’s calendar’s first month” and was as it were, hemmed in, until the fourteenth, “Passover.”

      (Exodus 12:1-3 “The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month is to be your beginning of months; it will be your first month of the year. Tell the whole community of Israel, ‘In the tenth day of this month they each must take a lamb for themselves according to their families – a lamb for each household.”)

       On the tenth day of Nisan - Abib, Jesus allowed Himself to be as the sacrificial Lamb as described in “Exodus 12: and Zachariah 9:9-10. Additionally on the tenth day of Abib, “Nisan” marks the day Joshua led the Israelites into their promised lands and when manna was no longer provided. God’s preplanning is awesome.

      (John 12:16; Jesus’ disciples did not understand these things when they first happened, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that these things had happened to Him.”) The Apostles preaching Jesus “was from their witness, revelations and Jesus’ giving them understanding of the  prophet’s writings.” All who try to teach should do more of the same.

      (John 12:17-19; “So the crowd who had been with Jesus when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead were continuing to testify about it. Because they had heard that Jesus had performed this miraculous sign, the crowd went out to meet Him. Thus the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you can do nothing. Look, the world has run off after Him!”) Think what would happen in denominations, if people truly “ran after Jesus today?” When Jesus returns, “denominations will no longer made merchandise of people.”

      (John 12:20-26; “Now some Greeks were among those who had gone up to worship at the “Passover” Feast “of Unleavened Bread.” So these approached Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and requested, “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew, and they both went and told Jesus. Jesus replied, “The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. I tell you the solemn truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it produces much grain. (25) The one who loves his life destroys it, and the one who hates his life in this world guards it for eternal life. If anyone wants to serve Me, he must follow Me and where I am, My servant will be too. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.”)

      This is the second time John records Jesus’ speaking these words. Serving the true Jesus is true freedom. Remember Jesus’ words, “many will come saying, I am the Christ and deceive many.” Hate is a strong word and in the English language, we have no single word to translate its meaning. (“Love less by comparison” is the meaning from Greek.”) We should, “love our physical lives less by comparison to that of loving God’s Way.”

      (John 12:27-33; “Now My soul, ’inner being’ is greatly distressed. And what should I say? ‘Father, deliver me from this hour’? No.! But, for this very reason I have come to this hour. Father, glorify Your Name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” The crowd that stood there and heard the voice said that it had thundered. Others said that an angel had spoken to Him. Jesus said, “This voice has not come for My benefit but for yours. Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to Myself.” (33) (Now Jesus said this to indicate clearly what kind of death He was going to die.”) Remember, Jesus’ followers compare spiritual to spiritual, understanding, “the fleshly mind cannot think spiritual.”

      Who is the ruler of this world today? When will he be driven out? Jesus said we should read “His Revelations to John” out loud.

      (Rev 20:1-3; “Then I saw an angel descending from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the abyss and a huge chain. He seized the dragon – the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan – and tied him up for a thousand years. The angel then threw him into the abyss and locked and sealed it so that he could not deceive the nations until the one thousand years were finished. (After these things he must be released for a brief period of time.)

      (4-6; Then I saw thrones and seated on them were those who had been given authority to judge. I also saw the spirits of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony about Jesus and because of the Word of God. These had not worshiped the beast or his image and had refused to receive his mark on their forehead or hand. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were finished.) This is the first resurrection. (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.”)

       May we each be spiritually led to believe IN Jesus, as He manifest Himself to be in His Word.