The Gospel, chapter 23

To: 13,555 In Resident Churches of God, His Elect: grace and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus’ (8th month, 30th day, 5779, to sunset.)

Considering that Jesus is the True Vine ‘tree trunk’ and we followers the branches that can do nothing apart from Him, we know He is speaking spiritually. Many non-believers are gifted with talents to accomplish much in the realm of building, art, music etc. “but in the realm of spiritual, we can’t comprehend except God miraculously opens our understanding.” Likewise with Godly Faith, “All these faithful spoken of in Hebrews and the called in every age” were and are gifted with Believing IN faith.

(Heb 11:13-16; “These all died in faith without receiving the things promised, but they saw them in the distance and welcomed them and acknowledged that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth. For those who speak in such a way make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. In fact, if they had been thinking of the land that they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they aspire to a better land, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.”) Believers IN have Jesus’ millennial kingdom and New Jerusalem our homeland. (See Rev 21:)

(Heb 11:17-19; By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. He had received the promises, yet he was ready to offer up his only son. God had told him, “Through Isaac descendants will carry on your name,” (In Isaac seed will be named for you.” Quotation from Gen 21:12).

and he, ’Abraham’ reasoned that God could even raise him from the dead, and in a sense he received him back from there.”)

Abraham’s procreation days had past, thus God miraculously gave Isaac. Abraham didn’t fear death for himself or Isaac, because God had made Himself known, ‘revealed Himself.’ Abraham knew life was through God ‘the life giver.” Godly faith love was perfected in Abraham. When we know God’s attributes, characteristics and message, there is no fear of death. Jesus’ apostle John explains.

(1John 4:15-19; “If anyone confesses “through gifted knowing faith” that Jesus is the Son of God, God resides in him and he in God. And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has in us. God is love, and the one who resides in love resides in God, and God resides in him. By this love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, because just as Jesus is, so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears punishment has not been perfected in love. We love because He loved us first.”)

Like gifted spiritual understanding, Godly love is gifted and perfected through the revelation that God calls and loves us first.

(Heb 11:20; “By faith also Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning the future.”)

(Heb 11:21; “By faith Jacob, as he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph and worshiped as he leaned on his staff.” (Gen 47:31)

(11:22; “By faith Joseph, at the end of his life, mentioned the exodus of the sons of Israel and gave instructions about his burial.”

(Heb 11:23-26; “By faith, when Moses was born, his parents hid him for three months, because they saw the child was beautiful and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. By faith, when he grew up, Moses refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to be ill-treated with the people of God than to enjoy sin’s fleeting pleasure. He regarded abuse suffered for Christ to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for his eyes were fixed on the reward. (Even then Moses knew God planned a time of peace on earth and rule by the Messiah.)

(Heb 11:27-31; By faith Moses left Egypt without fearing the king’s anger, for he persevered as though he could see the One who is invisible. By faith Moses kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that the one who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them. By faith they crossed the Red Sea as if on dry ground, but when the Egyptians tried it, they were swallowed up. By faith the walls of Jericho fell after the people marched around them for seven days. By faith Rahab the prostitute escaped the destruction of the disobedient, because she welcomed the spies in peace.”)

We know the Passover kept in Egypt looked forward to Jesus’ death. Our believing IN Jesus’ sacrificial blood, “giving His life for the remission of sin” is through and by whom eternal life is given. It starts with our being gifted to believe IN.

Our selfish nature wishes we could teach anonymously, because God’s truth divides families and friends, but that is cowardly. We’re called to teach and encourage others to be obedient ambassadors of Jesus. Followers of Jesus must teach against pagan practices and this world‘s system of things, “it’s what Jesus did.” We realize teaching Jesus, as He manifest Himself to be in the holy scriptures, will likely brings about persecutions. Christians, like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph are led to separate from the world at large. It’s why Jesus had Paul quote from Leviticus 26:12, Jeremiah 32:38, Ezek 37:27 and Isaiah 52:11, when he wrote.

(2Corinthians 6:16-17 “And what mutual agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we “Christians” 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.)

It’s why Jesus said; (“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.” John 15:20-21)

Professing Christians who go along with this world’s system of things are loved by the world. Their practices tell the world, “I’m one of you.” To His followers Jesus said; (“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.” John 15:18-19)

Followers of Jesus are taught, “count the cost” when led to follow Him. He said; “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate (Meaning: love less by comparison.This figurative use of hate operates on a relative scale. God is to be loved more than family or self.) his own father and mother, and wife and children, and brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. Whoever does not carry his own cross and follow Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn’t sit down first and compute the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? Luke 14:26)

Christ Mass, Easter and like traditions are part of the apostate Jude exposed. Satan inspired the apostate workers to mix paganism with Judaism and call it Christian. Motherhood worship, “the feminine aspect of divinity is an integral (popular) element of the Catholicism and the entire Indian fabric.” The entire Indian subcontinent, pagans Greeks, Romans, Celts etc. (Names like Anat, Aphrodite, Artemis, Diana, Gaia, Ishtar, Iris, Juno and Mary, are re-entered into Pagan Christianity as Virgin Mary (as Mother of God). One such tradition is Dianic Wicca. It’s goddess worship and neo-paganism, often visualized in three aspects: (Maiden, Mother and Crone.) (The maiden represents youth, emerging sexuality, the huntress running with her hounds. Symbolizing feminine power, fertility and nurturing.) (The Crone is thought of as wisdom, compassion which comes with experience, the one who guides through death’s experience.) The use of statutes and figurines brought forward and used in so called Christian services originated in paganism. Remember, Jacob’s father in law used them and Jacob‘s wife stole some.

Before Jesus the cross was used as the symbol of sacred fire or as a symbol of the sun, denoting its daily rotation. It has been interpreted as the mystic representation of lightning or the god of the tempest, or the emblem of the Aryan pantheon and the primitive Aryan civilization. The ancient Egyptians, often depicted the cross in the hands of the goddess Sekhet and as a hieroglyphic sign of life or of the living. Egyptian Christians (Copts) adopted it as the emblem of the cross. In his book, The Worship of the Dead, Colonel J. Garnier wrote: “The cross in the form of the ‘Crux Ansata’ … was carried in the hands of the Egyptian priests and Pontiff kings as the symbol of their authority as priests of the, “sun god” and was called ‘the Sign of Life’.” (In the Bronze Age a representation of the cross as conceived in Christian art appeared, and was popularized.) The more precise characterization coincided with a corresponding general change in customs and beliefs. The cross then came into use in various forms on many objects, fibulas, cinctures, earthenware fragments, and on the bottom of drinking vessels. De Mortillet believed that such use of the sign was not merely ornamental, but rather a symbol of consecration, especially in the case of objects pertaining to burial. (In the proto-Etruscan cemetery of Golasecca every tomb has a vase with a cross engraved on it. Crosses of more or less artistic design have been found in Tiryns at Mycenae in Crete, and on a fibula from Vulca.)

The apostate workers adaptation of the cross as a symbol of worship, helped bring in the mix of paganism and Judaism. Most professing Christian denominations do teach that Satan is the god of this world, (all but their particular world) but don’t seem to take into account that things with world wide popularity are likely demonically influenced. Such is the case with Christ Mass. It is celebrated as a major festival in most countries around the world, including many whose populations are mostly non-Christian. In some non-Christian countries, periods of former colonial rule introduced the celebration. Such as Hong Kong; in others, Christian minorities or foreign cultural influences have led populations to observe the holiday. Countries such as Japan, where Christmas is popular despite there being only a small number of Christians, have adopted many of the secular aspects of Christmas, such as gift-giving, decorations, and Christmas trees. Only about three countries in the world do not observe Christmas.

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