The universe, earth and we;re created for God’s purpose, chapter 2

9/29/19, God’s 6th month, Elul, 29, 5,779 until sunset

To: People desiring to be atOne with God the Father, God the Son and Heir with Abraham.

As God separated Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph and Moses from the populations at large for His purpose, He separated Israel and made them peculiar to the world’s people. Commanding they not learn the ways of the pagan cultures around them. They like their spiritual counterparts ‘Christians’ of each age, are to be in the world but not of the world. (Jesus did, had His prophets and apostles address spiritual and physical Israelites, never the world at large.) Jesus prayed the following to God the Father; (John 17:9; “I am praying on behalf of them. I am not praying on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those You have given Me, because they belong to You.” AND (John 17:15; “I am not asking You to take them out of the world, but that you keep them safe from the evil one.”)

Review why Jesus spoke to the majorities in parables. (See Matt 10:13 and consider that Jesus is quoting what He had Isaiah write years before.) Likewise when Jesus returns, only called out “chosen. Believing IN people” will be in the first and spiritual resurrection.

Physical Israelites ‘Jacob’s descendents’ will again be delivered from the nations that despise them, to the borders promised Abraham. They’ll respond to all Jesus’ ways, be blessed to the degree that their former enemies will come asking ‘teach us about your God.

To demonstrate His power and planning the Lord God Jesus named Cyrus years before his birth and commissioned the rebuilding of Jerusalem which was carried out. He had Isaiah prophecy.

(Isaiah 45:4-7; “For the sake of my servant Jacob, Israel, my chosen one, I call you by name ‘Cyrus’ and give you a title of respect, even though you do not recognize Me. I am the LORD, I have no peer, there is no God but Me. I arm you for battle, even though you do not recognize Me. I do this so people will recognize from east to west that there is no God but Me; I am the LORD, I have no peer. I am the One who forms light and creates darkness; the One who brings about peace and creates calamity. I am the LORD, who accomplishes all these things.”

Isaiah 45:8-9;  “O sky, rain down from above! Let the clouds send down showers of deliverance! Let the earth absorb it so salvation may grow, and deliverance may sprout up along with it. I, the LORD, create it. One who argues with his creator is in grave danger, one who is like a mere shard among the other shards on the ground! The clay should not say to the potter, “What in the world are you doing? Your work lacks skill!”

Isaiah 45:10-11; “Danger awaits one who says to his father, “What in the world are you fathering?” and to his mother, “What in the world are you bringing forth?” This is what the LORD says, the Holy One of Israel, the one who formed him, concerning things to come: “How dare you question Me about My children! How dare you tell me what to do with the work of My own hands!”

(Isaiah 45:12-13; “I made the earth, I created the people who live on it. It was Me — My hands stretched out the sky, I give orders to all the heavenly lights. It is Me — I stir him up and commission him; I will make all his ways level. He ‘Cyrus’ will rebuild My city; he will send My exiled people home, but not for a price or a bribe,” says the LORD who commands armies.”) (See 2Chron 26:22-23) (See Ezra 1: - 6:) (Daniel 6:28; “So this Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign of Cyrus the Persian.”) (Dan10:1; “In the third year of King Cyrus of Persia a message was revealed to Daniel (who was also called Belteshazzar). This message was true and concerned a great war. He understood the message and gained insight by the vision.”)

We have record of Jerusalem being repopulated twice and a third time is likely. Israel’s physical resurrection is prophesied.

The valley of dry bones:

(Ezek 27:1-14; “The hand of the LORD was on me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and placed me in the midst of the valley, and it was full of bones. He made me walk all around among them. I realized there were a great many bones in the valley and they were very dry. He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said to him, “Sovereign Lord, You know.” Then He said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and tell them: ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. This is what the sovereign LORD says to these bones: Look, I am about to infuse breath into you and you will live. I will put tendons on you and muscles over you and will cover you with skin; I will put breath in you and you will live. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’ ” (7) So I prophesied as I was commanded. There was a sound when I prophesied — I heard a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to bone. As I watched, I saw tendons on them, then muscles appeared, and skin covered over them from above, but there was no breath in them. (9) He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, — prophesy, son of man — and say to the breath: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these corpses so that they may live.’ “So I prophesied as I was commanded, and the breath came into them; they lived and stood on their feet, an extremely great army.

Ezek 37:11-14; Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are all the house of Israel. Look, they are saying, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope has perished; we are cut off.’ Therefore prophesy, and tell them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Look, I am about to open your graves and will raise you from your graves, My people. I will bring you to the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and raise you from your graves, My people. I will place My breath in you and you will live; I will give you rest in your own land. Then you will know that I am the LORD — I have spoken and I will act, declares the LORD.’ ”

I’ll be their Lord and they My people.

(Ezek 37:15- “The word of the LORD came to me: “As for you, son of man, take one branch and write on it, ‘For Judah, and for the Israelites associated with him.’ Then take another branch and write on it, ‘For Joseph, the branch of Ephraim and all the house of Israel associated with him.’ Join them as one stick; they will be as one in your hand. (18) When your people say to you, ‘Will you not tell us what these things mean?’ tell them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Look, I am about to take the branch of Joseph which is in the hand of Ephraim and the tribes of Israel associated with him, and I will place them on the stick of Judah, and make them into one stick — they will be one in My hand.’ The sticks you write on will be in your hand in front of them. 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. (23) 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) ” ‘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.

Ezek 37:25-28;  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. My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be My people. (28) Then, when My sanctuary is among them forever, the nations will know that I, the LORD, sanctify Israel.’ “)

Today’s Godly servants.

Jesus purposely keeps His servants humble as He did David and Paul. They were spiritually taught that arrogance can rule behavior. We too should be thankful for humility, realize our inherited nature’s desires for power, wealth and etc. In that regard Paul’s letter to Timothy contains the following verse. (Tim 6:10; For the love of money is the root of all evils. Some people in reaching for it have strayed from the faith and stabbed themselves with many pains.) We also have the history of king Solomon’s gifted wisdom and his downfall resulting from his unchecked desires. So Paul shared what kept him humble with us, “a messenger of Satan troubled him” so he’d not become arrogant. Allow Paul’s rationale to continue for our learning.

(2Corinthians 12:8-10; “I asked the Lord three times about this, that it would depart from me. But He said to me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” So then, I will boast most gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may reside in me. (10) Therefore I am content with weaknesses, with insults, with troubles, with persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ, for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.”)

Gifted revealed understanding is through the Holy spirit of truth. Understanding our inherited from Adam sin nature is of great value. Paul spoke of being transported to the third heaven. “In or out of the body, he couldn’t say; God knew.”

There’s a heavenly spiritual throne out there! (STUDY Revelations 4) Much of what’s revealed to John may have been revealed to Paul. Knowledge can make a fleshly human arrogant as it did Satan. Paul understood the meaning of the Lord saying; “My grace is enough for you.” God taught Paul to be totally dependent on Him and he’ll be in the first resurrection with David and all Believers IN.

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