Renunciation of the Faith, Apostate, chapter 4

To: “His Church” People gifted with a desire to be atOne with God. 2/11/19 God’s 12th month, day 6, Adar 1, 5779 until sunset

The Passover Jesus commanded Moses have the Israelites keep on the 14th day of His first month, putting blood over door post to save their first born, their consuming a lamb or goat with unleavened bread representing their ridding themselves of sin and their deliverance from Egypt, ‘sin’ on the next day, “the first Holy annual Sabbath” looked forward to His observing the New Covenant Passover with His apostles. Wine representing His shed blood “His life for the remission of sin,” breaking bread representing His broken body and “His being the bread of life.”

(Exodus 12:39-42; “They baked cakes of bread without yeast using the dough they had brought from Egypt, for it was made without yeast – because they were thrust out of Egypt and were not able to delay, they could not prepare food for themselves either. Now the length of time the Israelites lived in Egypt was 430 years. At the end of the 430 years, on the very day, all the regiments of the Lord went out of the land of Egypt. (42) It was a night of vigil for the Lord to bring them out from the land of Egypt and so on this night all Israel is to keep the vigil to the Lord for generations to come.”)

The meaning of the word Israel is, “God fights.” Today’s followers of Jesus are spiritual Israelites, individuals God delivers from sinful living. Each known from the foundation of the world. The Father calls, reveals Jesus as the manifestation of Himself, gifts with a desire to obey and follow Jesus, through whom is eternal life.

The question each Christian should ask is; “What’s the significance of the name Israel and “who does God fight for in this age?” History demonstrates, “it began with God’s promises to Abraham and changing Jacob’s name to Israel. Jesus did lead, protect, bless and fought for the twelve tribes of Israel until the time preplanned, “when He allowed them to go the way that seemed right to themselves.” As prophesied through Moses, the Israelites began copying gentile customs and turning to imaginary gods; thus their dispersion as God said, through Moses. Promises to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and David included a promised Messiah. Jesus prophesying through Moses, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Amos, David and others. “One likened to Moses, a Deliverer who would die for the sins of the world.” Regardless of nationality, “Jesus’” followers would become spiritual Israelites! New Covenant Christians are those who God calls, gives spiritual understanding to, makes His own, grants faith in Jesus’ sacrifice for the remission of sins, fights for, giving persevering minds to, making them atOne with Himself thus making them His literal children.” Jesus’ apostle Paul explained.

(Galatians 3:23-29; “Now before, “Jesus‘” faith came we were held in custody under the law, kept as prisoners until the coming faith would be revealed. Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, “was revealed” so that we could be declared righteous by, “Jesus’” faith. But now that. “His” faith has come, “been gifted” we are no longer under a guardian. For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through, “Jesus’” faith. For all of you who were baptized into Christ (immersed in Jesus’ belief) have clothed yourselves with Christ. (gifted to put on Jesus’ nature) (28) 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.”)

God the Father calls people to be Christ like, be parallel with His oracles, perpetual “ordinances” with people of promise. Physical circumcision is still an ordinance, but always looked forward to “circumcision of heart.”

(Exodus 12:43-50; “The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “This is the ordinance of the Passover. No foreigner may share in eating it. But everyone’s servant who is bought for money, after you have circumcised him, may eat it. A foreigner and a hired worker must not eat it. It must be eaten in one house; you must not bring any of the meat outside the house, and you must not break a bone of it. The whole community of Israel (“those God leads and fights for”) must observe it. “When a foreigner lives with you and wants to observe the Passover to the Lord, all his males must be circumcised, and then he may approach and observe it, and he will be like one who is born in the land – but no uncircumcised person may eat of it. The same law will apply to the person who is native-born and to the foreigner who lives among you.” (50) So all the Israelites did exactly as the Lord commanded Moses and Aaron. And on this very day the Lord brought the Israelites out of the land of Egypt by their regiments.”) God’s church must guard against uncalled people’s inserting themselves for wrong reasons.

God’s instituting circumcision, calling Abraham, Isaac. Jacob; and changing Jacob’s name to Israel, is His pattern “looked forward to His gifting a circumcised heart and mind to a people of His calling, gifting them with a spirit of atOnement with Himself. (That is, “Gifting His people with a nature change.”) Today, God would say to would be Christians, as He said to backsliding Israelites through Jeremiah.

(Jeremiah 4:1-4; “If you, Israel, want to come back,” says the Lord, “if you want to come back to Me you must get those disgusting idols out of My sight and must no longer go astray. You must be truthful, honest and upright when you take an oath saying, ‘As surely as the Lord lives!’ If you do, the nations will pray to be as blessed by Him as you are and will make Him the object of their boasting.” Yes, the Lord has this to say to the people of Judah and Jerusalem: “Like a farmer breaking up hard unplowed ground, you must break your rebellious will and make a new beginning; just as a farmer must clear away thorns lest the seed is wasted, you must get rid of the sin that is ruining your lives. (4) Just as ritual CIRCUMCISION cuts away the foreskin as an external symbol of dedicated covenant commitment, you must genuinely dedicate yourselves to the Lord and get rid of everything that hinders your commitment to Me, people of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem. If you do not, My anger will blaze up like a flaming fire against you that no one will be able to extinguish. That will happen because of the evil you have done.”) To professing Christians today, Jesus would say, “you can’t follow Me and the world’s system of things simultaneously.”

Followers of Jesus “hates as He and loves His Way. That way is to God with our whole being, our neighbor enemies, but hate the enemy’s erroneous divisionary, “Satan inspired” ways. Followers of Jesus can’t take it on themselves to murder, as do some unbelievers. (Worldly religions thinking God wants their help to establish His rule on earth, are demonically led.) Jesus had Ezekiel prophesy in His name, regarding how His kingdom will be established.

(Ezek 37:21-23; “Then tell them, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: Look, I am about to take the Israelites from among the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from round about and bring them to their land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel, and one king will rule over them all. They will never again be two nations and never again be divided into two kingdoms. They will not defile themselves with their idols, their detestable things, and all their rebellious deeds. I will save them from all their unfaithfulness by which they sinned. I will purify them; they will become My people and I will become their God. (24-28; “‘My servant David will be king over them; there will be one shepherd for all of them. They will follow My regulations and carefully observe My statutes. They will live in the land I gave to My servant Jacob, in which your fathers lived; they will live in it – they and their children and their grandchildren forever. David My servant will be prince over them forever. I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be a perpetual covenant with them. I will establish them, increase their numbers, and place My sanctuary among them forever. (27) My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be My people. Then, when My sanctuary is among them forever, the nations will know that I, the Lord, sanctify Israel.’”) Did Jude, James, Jesus and His apostles look forward to this age? They did.

Remembering a little history might be worth while. Study it!

The Crusades were a series of intermittent Papal sanctioned military campaigns. A common term for Muslim was Saracen; before the 16th century, the words “Muslim” and “Islam” were rarely used by Europeans. In Northern Europe the pagan Catholic church continued to battle what they considered paganism. The European war against Muslim expansion was recognized as a “religious war” or bellum sacrum from the beginning.

“From Catholic on line.” (A Third World War has begun, in spite of the fact that few people recognize it.) The conflict isn’t between communist and free as some western nations think, “instead its between Muslim and the rest of the world.” Militant Muslims in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria have stolen the headlines, “soon we’ll see them around the world, making a play for power.” The Quran instructs that the entire world is to be converted. Islam is not just for a few Middle Eastern countries, “the banner of Islam is intended for all nations.” Quran instructs, “if enticements of paradise don’t work, that banner should be raised with the help of the sword.” As Catholic’s thought to institute their religion a few hundred years ago, “Muslim’s believe it’s their time.”

God’s New Covenant Church is rooted in the prophetic writings about Jesus, His death, resurrection, ascension, “fulfilling what’s promised, is His church’s foundation.” God is in charge, “He opens minds, reveals Himself and Son “Jesus.” He’s building a righteous spiritual nation, a family atOne with Himself. (That first New Covenant Church founded on that Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension was primarily Israelites, mainly the tribe of Judah.) Many of them had problems when the likes of “Cornelius the gentile’s” conversion. Jesus sent Peter to initiate the first visit in a called out gentile’s home. (The Jerusalem Church’s growing pain? Rooted in their self righteous nature “their humanity” the notion that only Israelites were God’s chosen people.) Jesus had Moses prophesy about Israel’s nature, their stubbornness and how they’d yield to unscrupulous leaders. Jesus and His apostles foreknew what would happen to The Church of God.

(Matt 24:9-14; “Then they “unbelievers” will hand you over to be persecuted and will kill you. You “Believers” will be hated by all the nations because of My name “My loving nature in you.” Then many will be led into sin, and they will betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will appear and deceive many and because lawlessness will increase so much, the love of many will grow cold. But the person who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.”) It’s God’s way “He’s shaping a loving God family in the image of Jesus.”

Divisionary hatred inspired by Satan invokes the apostasy our Lord’s brother, “Jude” witnessed and warned Jesus’ followers. Let’s review.

(Jude 1:1-3; “From Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ and brother of James, to those who are called, wrapped in the love of God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ. May mercy, peace, and love be lavished on you!” “Dear friends, although I have been eager to write to you about our common salvation, I now feel compelled instead to write to encourage you to contend earnestly for The Faith that was once for all entrusted to the Saints.”) What’s the Christian’s common salvation? The first three chapters have revealed a major part. It revolves around loving God, being obedient to Jesus’ Way, that’s entrusted! Called out followers of Jesus are empowered to overcome to the end and inherit eternal life.

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