Renunciation of the Faith, Apsotate, chapter 3

To: “His Church” People gifted with a desire to be atOne with God. 2/10/19 God’s 12th month, day 5, Adar 1, 5779 until sunset.

The Prophet Daniel was allowed to see into our future. After foreseeing demonic destructive rule on earth he was allowed to see the future demise of Satan. Symbolically Daniel saw ten horns representing rulers. (Dan 7:20-28; “I also wanted to know the meaning of the ten horns on its head, and of that other horn which came up and before which three others fell. This was the horn that had eyes and a mouth speaking arrogant things, whose appearance was more formidable than the others.(21) While I was watching, that horn began to wage war against the Holy Ones and was defeating them, until the Ancient of Days arrived and judgment was rendered in favor of the Holy Ones of the Most High. Then the time came for the Holy Ones to take possession of the kingdom. (23) “This is what he told me: ‘The fourth beast means that there will be a fourth kingdom on earth that will differ from all the other kingdoms. It will devour all the earth and will trample and crush it. (24) The ten horns mean that ten kings will arise from that kingdom. Another king will arise after them, but he will be different from the earlier ones. He will humiliate three kings.(25) He will speak words against the Most High. He will harass the Holy Ones of the Most High continually. His intention will be to change times established by law. They “the holy ones” will be delivered into his hand For a time, “times, and half a time.” But the court will convene, and his, “Satan’s” ruling authority will be removed – destroyed and abolished forever! (27) Then the kingdom, authority, and greatness of the kingdoms under all of heaven will be delivered to the people of the Holy Ones of the Most High. His, “Jesus’” kingdom is an eternal kingdom; all authorities will serve Him and obey Him.’ “This is the conclusion of the matter. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts troubled me greatly, and the color drained from my face. But I kept the matter to myself.”)This demonic apostasy began before Jude’s day, “paganism” has filled this earth.

No need to set dates or put names - faces to these despots who are destined to persecute Believers IN, “Christians.” These types have always spoke arrogantly against our Creator. NO wonder, Daniel’s thoughts were troubling. (These things are troubling to Christians, because we hate what Satan is doing to this earth’s populations.) Are these things troubling to religious teachers of our day? If so, they aren’t showing it! NOW, even the prophet Daniel had sin in his life that needed to be confessed and more was revealed.

(Dan 9:20-27; “While I was still speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and presenting my request before the LORD my God concerning His holy Mountain–yes, while I was still praying, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen previously in a vision, was approaching me in my state of extreme weariness, around the time of the evening offering.”) Remember all these things are for our example and learning. Believers IN: need to be confessing our sins; “sins of not overcoming as we should. sins of not loving as we should and sins of taking blessings for granted.” MAY we do as Daniel, “confess our and our fellow citizen’s sins. Praying that God have mercy and shorten this time of demonic rule.

(Dan 9:22-24; “Gabriel spoke with me, instructing me as follows: “Daniel, I have now come to impart understanding to you. At the beginning of your requests a message went out, and I have come to convey it to you, for you are of great value in God’s sight. Therefore consider the message and understand the vision. (24) “Seventy weeks have been determined concerning Your people and your Holy City to put an end to rebellion, to bring sin to completion, to atone for iniquity, to bring in perpetual righteousness, to seal up the prophetic vision, and to anoint a most Holy Place.”) Jesus died for this purpose! FOR THE REMISSION OF THE SINS OF THIS WORLD. Evil is to be destroyed and perpetual righteousness is coming.

(Dan 9:25-27; So know and understand: From the issuing of the command to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until an Anointed One, a prince arrives, there will be a period of seven weeks and sixty-two weeks. It will again be built, with plaza and moat, but in distressful times.(26) Now after the sixty-two weeks, an Anointed One will be cut off and have nothing. As for the city and the sanctuary, the people of the coming prince will destroy them. But his end will come speedily like a flood. Until the end of the war that has been decreed there will be destruction. (27) He will confirm a covenant with many for one week. But in the middle of that week He will bring sacrifices and offerings to a halt. On the wing of abominations will come One who destroys, until the decreed end is poured out on the one who destroys, “Satan””)

The end ‘time’ war is before New Jerusalem comes down. Worldly unbelievers had rather fight than switch. Unbelievers love being a god to themselves, “they love deciding for themselves, what’s right, wrong, good and evil. Apostasy will end when Jesus binds Satan and ushers in His Way.

Seeing the renunciation, “apostate” taking place, Jude knew who the real culprit was. He and many Israelites knew the facts regarding the Pharaoh of Egypt ordering Egyptian midwives to kill boy babies born to Israelite women, during the time of Moses’ birth, the king feared the population growth of the Israelites and the prophesied deliverer’s coming.” God intervened and gave Moses’ parents the mind to hide him and float him down river in a papyrus basket sealed with bitumen and pitch. Moses sister watched as Pharaoh’s daughter had the basket retrieved, “had compassion and took Moses.” Moses’ sister then ask if she would like her to find a nursing woman, she agreed and so Moses’ mother continued to nurse him. (Exodus 2:1-8) Satan knew enough about God’s planning to want Moses killed.

Likewise and for the same reason Satan wanted Jesus killed. When Herod heard the prophecy about a king to be born, he looked for Jesus to kill him. An angel appeared to Joseph and told him to take child and mother to safety. They stayed there until Herod was dead. (Matthew quoting from Hosea 11:1.) When Herod was not informed about Jesus’ location, he was enraged and sent men to kill all the children in Bethlehem and throughout the surrounding region from the age of two and under, according to the time he had learned from the wise men. (See Matthew 2:13-16)

Not only did Matthew have revelations, he was mindful of Jesus’ having Jeremiah prophecy regarding Jesus’ protection and the return of Israel to the borders promised Abraham, during Jesus’ millennial reign.

(Jeremiah 31:15; “The Lord says, “A sound is heard in Ramah, a sound of crying in bitter grief. It is the sound of Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are gone.” (16-17; “The Lord says to her, “Stop crying! Do not shed any more tears! For your heartfelt repentance will be rewarded. Your children will return from the land of the enemy. I, the Lord affirm it! Indeed, there is hope for your posterity. Your children will return to their own territory. I, the Lord, affirm it!”) (Also see Isaiah 35:, Jeremiah like Isaiah is prophesying “a greater deliverance than Israel’s deliverance through Moses.

(Matthew 2:17-18; “Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping, loud wailing, Rachel weeping for her children, and she did not want to be comforted, because they were gone.”) Rachel was Jacob’s second and favorite wife. Remember Jacob’s name was changed to Israel. We’re looking at a two tier prophecy that includes a second deliverance for Israelites.

The common salvation Jude desired and writes about includes Israel’s history, and promises to Abraham regarding his descendent, “The Seed Jesus.” Jude understood Satan’s role in distorting The Faith. Do we?

Jesus’ apostles spent many hours listening to His teaching, considering His rationale and seeing His miraculous deeds, but their minds were not opened to understand the holy scriptures until Jesus gifted them with understanding! (This is one of the great mysteries to worldly religions and all unbelievers!) This mystery defies fleshly human logic! It was after Jesus’ resurrection, that He miraculously opened the holy scriptures to His apostles understanding!

(Luke 24:44-49; “Then Jesus said to them, “These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about Me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.” (45) Then Jesus opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it stands written that the Christ would suffer and would rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You, “apostles” are witnesses of these things. (49) And look, I am sending you what My Father promised. But stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”) The understanding regarding “proclaiming repentance for the forgiveness of sins in Jesus’ name to all nations is yet to happen!”

Jesus’ apostles stayed in Jerusalem and when Pentecost came the city was filled with Israelites from far and wide. The gifting of God’s spirit to Jesus’ followers was preplanned from the foundation of the world. On that Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension a partial fulfillment occurred and is still occurring. (Study Acts 2:) A much greater fulfillment is coming after the first resurrection as Jesus prophesies through Jonah.

Jesus’ New Covenant Family, His Church began on that Pentecost, as preplanned from the foundation of the world. God’s church isn’t a physical structure, “but a chosen people.” (A people God the Father choose, to be molded in Jesus’ spiritual likeness.) The process includes, “God revealing Himself, our shortcomings, giving us the desire to be atOne with Himself, learn and overcome to the end and turn to His Way.

Renunciation of The Faith, “apostate” Jude witnessed was organized by men who combined paganism, a little Judaism and selected teachings of Jesus and His apostles. Jesus and His apostles had kept, “His Passover” on the 14th of Abib, “Nisan” since Israel’s deliverance from Egypt. (Jesus manifested Himself as servant, Lord of Lords as He instituted, “the New Passover ordinance.” (Passover’s ordinances symbolisms, “foreshadows” the gifting of eternal life through Jesus’ shed blood and accepting His being, “the bread of life.”) Jesus said; “do this, in remembrance of Me.” “It’s a night to be much remembered.”

At the time of Jesus and His apostles keeping that Passover, “most Israelites were citizens under Roman authority.” Long before Jesus had dispersed them, “as had been prophesied” among the pagan gentiles, because of their disobedience. Before Jesus’ human birth Hezekiah had been led to allow some from the tribe of Judah, return to the Judean area. Jesus’ Passover ordinance was also for remembering when and how the Israelites were brought from Egypt to the promised lands, a miraculous delivering, fulfilling a big part of God’s promises to Abraham.

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