Our Lawless Nature to be Changed, chapter 1 of 1

To: Scattered Israelites, spiritual and physical, called to be atOne with Jesus. 2/27/19, God’s 12th month 22nd day of Adar 1 until sunset.

The holy scriptures teach we Believers IN that we aren’t our own. Believers IN are spiritually surrendered to the will of our Creator. Paul explained as follows.

(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. (6) 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. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. (9) You, “followers of Jesus, you Believers IN” 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. 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.

(Rom 8:12-17; So then, brothers and sisters, we ‘followers of Jesus’ are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh (for if you live according to the flesh, you will die), but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live. (14) For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery leading again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit itself bears witness to our spirit that we are God’s children. And if children, then heirs (namely, heirs of God and also fellow heirs with Christ) – if indeed we suffer with Him so we may also be glorified with Him.”)

We each inherited a lawless “get for self nature” from Adam and Eve. A fleshly nature life that must ultimately die because of sin, or be changed from our sin nature to a gifted spiritual nature. A new supernatural gifted nature change through believing IN Jesus, “through whom is eternal life.” Jesus said we must be “born again” “born from above” “Fathered by God.”

(John 3:3- Jesus replied, ’to Nicodemus’ “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter his mother’s womb and be born a second time, can he?” Jesus answered, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born of water and spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. (6) What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. 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.”) The Holy Spirit, “spirit of truth” is like the wind blowing, “in that we don’t know or understand God’s working.” We know we’re a recipient of God’s spirit’s when we’ re gifted with a Godly desire to be atOne with Him. Jesus revealed and His apostle Paul explained.

(Philippians 2:12-18; “So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence, (13) for the One bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort – for the sake of His good pleasure – is God. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without blemish though you live in a crooked and perverse society, in which you shine as lights in the world by holding on to the word of life so that on the day of Christ I will have a reason to boast that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain. (17) But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice together with all of you. And in the same way you also should be glad and rejoice together with me.”)

Whether in the first or a later resurrection “it’s a second life.” People whose nature isn’t ultimately changed, “die a second eternal death.” To inherit eternal life, “each person must be chosen, called and supernaturally “born again” that is be supernaturally gifted with a new Believing IN Jesus nature. Jesus’ apostles refers to His called out a people as a “chosen race, a set aside, ‘sanctified people’ by promise as were the Israelites. Our English dictionary defines sanctified as, “set aside to make something holy, give holy status to, or free somebody from sin.” Its God’s prerogative to sanctify. Our Lord had Peter explain.

(1Peter 1:22-25; “You ’followers of Jesus’ have purified your souls by obeying the truth in order to show sincere mutual love. So love one another earnestly from a pure heart. (23_ You have been born anew, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God. (24) For all flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of the grass; the grass withers and the flower falls off, but the word of the Lord endures forever. And this is the word that was proclaimed to you.”) Peter is quoting from Isaiah 40:6,8

Many who aren’t set aside through God’s grace in this age, “can learn to do good works, be good neighbors and thus be judged by their works. Jesus revealed and John wrote. (Rev 20:11-15; “Then I saw a large white throne and the One who was seated on it; the earth and the heaven fled from His presence, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne. Then books were opened, and another book was opened – the book of life. So the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to their deeds. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and Death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each one was judged according to his deeds. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death – the lake of fire. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, that person was thrown into the lake of fire.”)

Thank God that many fleshly people learn and yield to the better altruistic way of citizenship. Our communities would be in greater chaos if it weren’t for many neighborly citizens. Jesus teaches that our deeds are to be judged, and a reckoning certain. In these latter days, “love would wax cold.” In this age more particularly, people confuse lust for love. Study first Corinthians 13: “the love chapter.” Love is outgoing, “unselfish” love wants what’s best for the other. The lustful demonic people want control over others. They basically put self’s desires first. Unless called and “supernaturally “born from above” people never mature spiritually. The chosen “followers of Jesus” are gifted with a love of God’s Way, “a yes Lord mentality.” Peter explains.

(1Peter 2:4-10; “So as you come to Him, “Jesus” 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.” (Quote from Isaiah 29:16) 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. But you, “followers of Jesus” 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, “God the Father” who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. You, “followers of Jesus” once were not a people, but now you are God’s people. You were shown no mercy, but now you have received mercy.”)

Followers of Jesus soon learn “their desire to be obedient isn’t from within themselves” but gifted and “they love God because He first loved them.” They accept the revelation that Jesus shed His life blood for them, individually. Jesus had Paul teach that we, Believers IN need to consider ourselves resurrected.

(1Cor 15:28; “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 “millennial’ end, when He, “Christ” hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He, “Christ” has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power. For He, “Christ” must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be eliminated is death. For He, God the Fatherhas 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 Him, then the Son Himself will be subjected to the One who subjected everything to Him, so that God may be all in all.”)

Followers of Jesus are led to reject fleshly notions that seem right to the fleshly mind, prove all things, “comparing scripture to scripture” with revealed truths. Followers of Jesus are spiritually led, gifted to understand that we have little in common with denominations who are part of this world’s system of things.

(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, “followers of Jesus” 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 is quoting from, Lev 26:12 & Isa 52:11, which is similar to Jer 32:38 & Ezek 37. Paraphrased quotes from Ezek 20:41, 2 Sam 7:14 and Isa 43:6.

It’s natural that people desire a belonging to family and community, but followers of Jesus are led to have common interest with Jesus and one another. He never promised “easy street” for His followers, rather He put it as Matthew quoted.

(Matthew 10:34-39; “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household. “Whoever loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And whoever does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life because of Me will find it.”) Think of Stephen’s martyrdom, see Acts 7:.

Jesus had His prophet Micah look forward to this latter age and into Jesus Millennial reign. The same good news Jesus shared through Noah, Moses, Abraham, prophets and His apostles.

(Micah 7:1-18; “I am depressed! Indeed, it is as if the summer fruit has been gathered, and the grapes have been harvested. There is no grape cluster to eat, no fresh figs that I crave so much. (2) Faithful men have disappeared from the land; there are no godly men left. They all wait in ambush so they can shed blood; they hunt their own brother with a net. They are determined to be experts at doing evil; government officials and judges take bribes, prominent men make demands, and they all do what is necessary to satisfy them. The best of them is like a thorn; the most godly among them are more dangerous than a row of thorn bushes.

The day you try to avoid by posting watchmen – your appointed time of punishment – is on the way, and then you will experience confusion. (5) Do not rely on a friend; do not trust a companion! Don’t even share secrets with the one who lies in your arms! For a son thinks his father is a fool, a daughter challenges her mother, and a daughter-in-law her mother-in-law; a man’s enemies are his own servants.

But I will keep watching for the Lord; I will wait for the God who delivers me. My God will hear my lament. Jerusalem Will Be Vindicated. My enemies, do not gloat over me! Though I have fallen, I will get up. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. I must endure the Lord’s anger, for I have sinned against Him. But then He will defend my cause, and accomplish justice on my behalf. He will lead me out into the light;

I will experience firsthand His deliverance. When my enemies see this, they will be covered with shame. They say to me, “Where is the Lord your God?” I will gloat over them. Then they will be trampled down like mud in the streets. It will be a day for rebuilding your walls; in that day your boundary will be extended. (12) In that day people will come to you from Assyria as far as Egypt, from Egypt as far as the Euphrates River, from the seacoasts and the mountains. The earth will be desolate because of what its inhabitants have done. Shepherd your people with your shepherd’s rod, the flock that belongs to you, the one that lives alone in a thicket, in the midst of a pastureland. Allow them to graze in Bashan and Gilead, as they did in the old days. “As in the days when you departed from the land of Egypt, I will show you miraculous deeds.” Nations will see this and be disappointed by all their strength, they will put their hands over their mouths, and act as if they were deaf. They will lick the dust like a snake, like serpents crawling on the ground. They will come trembling from their strongholds to the Lord our God; they will be terrified of You.

(18) There is no other God like You! You forgive sin and pardon the rebellion of those who remain among Your people. You do not remain angry forever, but delight in showing loyal love. You will once again have mercy on us; You will conquer our evil deeds; You will hurl our sins into the depths of the sea. You will be loyal to Jacob, “Israel” and extend Your loyal love to Abraham, which You promised on oath to our ancestors in ancient times.”)

Believing in Jesus’ prophecy through Micah is gifted to those He chooses to be with Him throughout eternity. It is hard for our minds to grasp the marvelous wonder of it all. Though we haven’t seen Him, we are gifted to believe IN Him.

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