The Gospel, chapter 21

To: 13,500 In Resident Churches of God, His Elect: grace and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus’ 8th month, 24th day, 5779, to sunset.

       Denominations that teach “God’s law is done away” are yielding to Satan’s deceptions. God’s law isn’t the Believer IN’s guardian because they’re recipients of God’s spirit which takes away the inherited hostility, and causes one to love His law. Until our inherited from Adam nature is changed to Jesus’ we’re hostile toward God’s oracles. Jesus taught it through Paul. 

      (Romans 8:5-11; For those who live according to the flesh have their outlook shaped by the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their outlook shaped by the things of the Spirit. For the outlook of the flesh is death, but the outlook of the Spirit is life and peace, because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so. (8) Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. (9) You, ’Believers  however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, this person does not belong to Him. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is your life because of ‘Jesus’’ righteousness. (11) Moreover if the Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, the One who raised Christ from the dead will also make your mortal bodies alive through his Spirit who lives in you.)

       Now the portion of God’s law “whereby the priest offered blood sacrifices for the remission of sin was never intended to perfect and is done away, because Jesus authored it through Moses until He would shed His own blood once for the remission of sin.

      (Hebrews 10:1-4; “For the law possesses a shadow of the good things to come but not the reality itself, and is therefore completely unable, by the same sacrifices offered continually, year after year, to perfect those who come to worship. For otherwise would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers would have been purified once for all and so have no further consciousness of sin? (3) But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year after year. For the blood of bulls and goats cannot take away sin.)

      (Heb 10:5-6; So when Jesus came into the world, He said, “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You prepared for Me.Whole burnt offerings and sin-offerings You took no delight in. (7) “Then I (Jesus) said, Here I am: I have come – it is written of Me in the scroll of the book – to do your will, O God.’”) (Quote from Psalms 40:6-8)

      (Heb 10:8-10; “When He says above, “Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and sin-offerings You did not desire nor did You take delight in them” (which are offered according to the law), then He says, “Here I am: I have come to do Your will.” He does away with the first (“method by which sins could be forgiven“) to establish the second. ((the new and only way) By His will we have been made holy through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.)

       (Heb 10:11-14; And every priest stands day after day serving and offering the same sacrifices again and again – sacrifices that can never take away sins. But when this priest “Jesus” had offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, He sat down at the right hand of God, where He is now waiting until His enemies are made a footstool for His feet. (14) For by one offering Jesus has perfected for all time those who are made holy.) Followers of Jesus are being perfected for all time by God the Father’s calling and giving them over to Jesus. (The writer is quoting Jeremiah 31:33-34 and the principle Moses wrote we shared before.)

       (Heb 10:15-18; And the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us, for after saying, “This is the covenant that I will establish with them after those days, says the Lord. I will put My laws on their hearts and I will inscribe them on their minds,” then He says, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no longer.” Now where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.”)

       David was also given to understand “that God does it all.” Through the spirit David often spoke the mind of Jesus.

       (Psalms 40:1-6; “I relied completely on the Lord, and He turned toward me and heard my cry for help. He lifted me out of the watery pit, out of the slimy mud. He placed my feet on a rock and gave me secure footing. He gave me reason to sing a new song, praising our God. May many see what God has done, so that they might swear allegiance to Him and trust in the Lord!

      How blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord and does not seek help from the proud or from liars! O Lord, my God, you have accomplished many things; You have done amazing things and carried out your purposes for us. No one can thwart You! I want to declare them and talk about them, but they are too numerous to recount! Receiving sacrifices and offerings are not your primary concern. You make that quite clear to me! You do not ask for burnt sacrifices and sin offerings.

      (Psalms 40:7-12 Then I say, “Look! I come! What is written in the scroll pertains to Me. I want to do what pleases You My God. Your law dominates My thoughts.” I have told the great assembly about Your justice. Look! I spare no words! O Lord, You know this is true. I have not failed to tell about Your justice; I spoke about Your reliability and deliverance; I have not neglected to tell the great assembly about Your loyal love and

faithfulness. O Lord, You do not withhold Your compassion from me. May your loyal love and faithfulness continually protect me! For innumerable dangers surround me. My sins overtake me so I am unable to see; they outnumber the hairs of my head so my strength fails me.

       (Psalms 40:13-17; Please be willing, O Lord, to rescue me! O Lord, hurry and help me! May those who are trying to snatch away my life be totally embarrassed and ashamed! May those who want to harm me be turned back and ashamed! May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!” be humiliated and disgraced! (Remember Isaiah’s prophecy, shared before?) May all those who seek You be happy and rejoice in You! May those who love to experience Your deliverance say continually, “May the Lord be praised!” I am oppressed and needy! May the Lord pay attention to me! You are my helper and my deliverer! O my God, do not delay!) Followers of Jesus, concur with David.

       Remember a will is a covenant from one, a contract to be validated after the death of the testator. (Our Lord Jesus is our Creator and Testator.) His covenant promise is eternal life to His chosen Believers IN. (Review Heb 1: John 1:1-5 & Col 1:15-20)

       Jesus’ Elect and His being the Messiah “destined to die for remission of sin was preplanned from the foundation of the world.” He’s the Alpha and Omega, the first and last, to whom all power is given from God the Father. (The Lord Jesus’ covenant promise to Noah, the Patriarchs and called out heirs with Abraham, “are perpetual,” always looked forward to His shed blood for the remission of sin.) As Testator of His will, Jesus’ sacrificial death made His Covenant promise valid. (Whether looking forward, or backward, “Jesus’ covenant promise of eternal life is through His sacrificial death.”) The new covenant’s imputation of God’s spirit living in Abraham’s heirs are validated, by the Testator’s death and is a primary fulfillment of Jesus’ covenant promise with Abraham. (Repetition and review is good, so please bear with some.)

      The Lord Jesus’ covenant promise to Abraham included the Israelites physical deliverance from Egypt, (a sin type) and a likened deliverance of Abraham’s spiritual descendents’ “Christians.” A spiritual deliverance from that enslaving inherited from Adam sin nature, to worship and serve God in spirit and truth.

       Jesus’ physically delivering Israel through Moses and His giving the law was the keeping of a covenant promise the world calls the old covenant. The Lord Jesus promised blessings if they obeyed and they agreed. Their disobedience broke that contract.

       Abel, Enoch, the patriarchs, Moses, Samuel and each prophet looked forward in hope faith “to the Testator’s death and their being saved. Now the Testator has died, is resurrected, ascended, at the right hand of the Father serving as our Mediator. We look to Him as Lord, Savior, Mediator and coming king of kings, with knowing faith in His promised gift of eternal life. Jesus teaches it through His apostle Paul.

       (1Corinthians 15:20-28; “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, (Adam) the resurrection of the dead also came through a man. (Jesus) For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him. Then comes the end, “New Jerusalem’s coming down” when Jesus hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. (26) The last enemy to be eliminated is death. For He (God the Father) has put everything in subjection under His (Jesus’) feet. But when it says “everything” has been put in subjection, it is clear that this does not include the One, “God the Father” who put everything in subjection to Him. And when all things are subjected to Jesus, then the Son Himself will be subjected to the One (God the Father) who subjected everything to Him, so that God may be all in all.) HOW AWESOME, WHAT A FUTURE!

      Heb 9:15-28; “And so Jesus is the Mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are CALLED may receive the eternal inheritance He has promised, since He died to set them free from the violations committed under the first covenant. (16) For where there is a will, the death of the One who made it “the will” must be proven. For a will takes effect only at death, since it carries no force while the one who made it is alive. (18) So even the first covenant was inaugurated with blood. For when Moses had spoken every command to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats with water and scarlet wool and hyssop and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, (20) and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that God has commanded you to keep.” And both the tabernacle and all the utensils of worship he “Moses” likewise sprinkled with blood. Indeed according to the law almost everything was purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. So it was necessary for the sketches of the things in heaven to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves required better sacrifices than these. (24) For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with hands – the representation of the true sanctuarybut into heaven itself, and He appears now in God’s presence for us. (25) And He did not enter to offer Himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the sanctuary year after year with blood that is not his own, for then He would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But now He has appeared once for all at the consummation of the ages to put away sin by His sacrifice. (27) And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment, so also, after Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, to those who eagerly await Him He will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation.”) Review Isaiah 49: from the previous study and now Jesus’ apostle Paul’s defines Christians.

       (Galatians 3:23-29; “Now before faith came “was revealed” we were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners until the coming faith would be revealed. Thus the law had become our guardian “schoolmaster” until Christ, “Until Jesus was revealed to your minds” so that we could be declared righteous by, “Jesus’” faith. (until Jesus was revealed we lived according to fleshly understanding -not understanding God‘s Way) (25) But now that, “Jesus’” faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. (all at one with Him because we believe IN Him) For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female – for all of you are ONE in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”)

       As Abraham, Christians are called and saved by promise. God’s law is good, wholesome and righteous and a sketch of the imputation of His spiritual law of love gifted to His chosen. No one is saved by the law. God’s spirit in us does not do away with His law, but confirms the law’s goodness.

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