God’s Grace, Mercy and Love, chapter 3


March 17, 2,020. God’s 12th Month, Adar 21, year 5,789

 To: “God’s in Resident Churches” people called to be ‘atOne’ with Him.

The Promise Realized Through Faith

Lets review the time of Abraham’s believing God, when was promises made and why? At what point did God declare him righteous? What did the seal of circumcision designate?

(Rom 4:13-16;For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would inherit the world was not fulfilled through the law, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. For if they become heirs by the law, faith is empty and the promise is nullified. For the law brings wrath, because where there is no law there is no transgression either. For this reason it is by faith so that it may be by grace, with the result that the promise may be certain to all the descendants — not only to those who are under the law, but also to those who have the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all.”

Promise made at the point of Abraham’s belief. He was declared righteous by grace because of his faith. Promises not only to those under the law “physical Israelites” but to those gifted with the faith of Abraham, “spiritual Israelites.”

(Rom 4:17; (as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”). He is our father in the presence of God whom he believed — the God who makes the dead alive and summons the things that do not yet exist as though they already do. (See Genesis 17:5)

(Only the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob can make the dead alive and sets the timing of things yet to be.) His is the only view that matters. God made it that Abraham become the father of many nations so his descendents would be numerous, so his heirs would be by the flesh and spirit.

(Rom 4:18-21; Against hope Abraham believed in hope with the result that he became the father of many nations according to the pronouncement, “so will your descendants be.” Without being weak in faith, he considered his own body as dead (because he was about one hundred years old) and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver in unbelief about the promise of God but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God. He was fully convinced that what God promised he was also able to do.”)

(Rom 4:22-25; So indeed it was credited to Abraham as righteousness.  But the statement it was credited to him was not written only for Abraham’s sake, but also for our sake, be credited to whom it will be credited, those who believe in the One who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.”  He ‘Jesus’ was given over because of our transgressions and was raised for the sake of our justification.”)

(Circumcision was the seal of promise and selection.) (Rom 4:11; Abraham received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised, so that he would become the father of all those who believe but have never been circumcised, that they too could have righteousness credited to them.)

Jesus inspired Ezekiel to write about Israel’s

overcoming to the end and people changing their way.

(Ezek 33:10-12; And you, son of man, say to the house of Israel, ‘This is what you ’Israel’  have said: “Our rebellious acts and our sins have caught up with us, and we are wasting away because of them. How then can we live?” “Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but prefer that the wicked change his behavior and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil deeds! Why should you die, O house of Israel?” “And you, Son of man, say to your people, ‘The righteousness of the righteous will not deliver him if he rebels. As for the wicked, his wickedness will not make him stumble if he turns from it. The righteous will not be able to live by his righteousness if he sins.”)

(Believing in doesn’t excuse not practicing what God views as sin. People teaching a “just believe and be saved doctrine” without practicing what’s commanded by the law aren’t exercising a love of Abraham’s God.)

(Ezek 33:13-15;  Suppose I tell the righteous that he will certainly live, but he becomes confident in his righteousness and commits iniquity. None of his righteous deeds will be remembered; because of the iniquity he has committed he will die. Suppose I say to the wicked, ‘You must certainly die,’ but he turns from his sin and does what is just and right. He returns what was taken in pledge, pays back what he has stolen and follows the statutes that give life, committing no iniquity. He will certainly live — he will not die.”)

(The imputation of God’s spirit, “God’s fathering” makes a person love God and His law, understanding that righteousness isn’t only believing and that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. “See Heb 13:8”

(Ezek 33:16-17; None of the sins he has committed will be counted against him. He has done what is just and right; he will certainly live. “Yet your people ‘Israelites’ say, ‘The behavior of the Lord is not right,’ when it is their behavior that is not right. When a righteous man turns from his godliness and commits iniquity, he will die for it. When the wicked turns from his sin and does what is just and right, he will live because of it. Yet you ‘Israelites’ say, ‘The behavior of the Lord is not right.’ House of Israel, I will judge each of you according to his behavior.”)

(God’s promises to physical Israel is perpetual, physical resurrection and their restoration to their former borders are promised.)

Spiritual repentance is gifted belief IN,

with gifted faith like Abraham’s. Already raised

and seated with Christ in the heavenly realms.

(Ephesians 2:4-10; But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ — by grace you are saved! — and He raised us up with Him ‘Jesus’ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, to demonstrate in the coming ages the surpassing wealth of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast. For we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.”) (God’s work in creating us in Christ Jesus spiritually is so we can do good works from our inner being, because His love is shed abroad in our hearts.) (From King James. (Rom 5:5; And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” (From Net Bible. “And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”)

First we must be gifted to know Him and love His message.

How can people worship in spirit and truth without knowing God’s truth and have a desire to love Him as He’s manifested to be in the holy scriptures? How can we know His truth, except it be revealed? Does the holy scriptures give any hint that we can understand spiritual truths from within their fleshly intellect? No: in fact it’s opposite that. Even if we could; where does the desire to be “AT ONE“ with God come from? The gifted desire to be holy because He’s holy, righteous because He is and love as He loves?

(1John 4:19; ‘We love because He loved us first.”) We can only have Godly love because God the Father called, gave us to understand His characteristics and gave the desire to love Him in return.” This truth is revealed in the following text to people called to be Believers IN.

(1John 4:15-10; “If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God resides in him and he in God. And we have come to know and believe the love that God has in us. God is love, and the one who resides in ‘Godly’ love resides in God, and God resides in him. (17) By this ‘Godly’ 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 ‘Godly’ love, but perfect ‘Godly’ love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears punishment has not been perfected in ‘Godly’ love. (19) We love because He loved us first.”) (Review chapter one and 1Corinthians 13:)

Consider the difference in animalistic love and Godly love. We should know fleshly love is prone to wax cold, is divided and “likely to love less by comparison those who aren’t like minded.” God is love and His is the only truth. The world looks to many imaginary gods, even making Jesus and God the Father fit evolving views; but Believers IN know the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and David, is the same Lord Jesus, who delivered Israel from Egypt and delivers His followers to His truth. (Understanding that God the Father called and loved us first, by revealing Jesus and Himself, “is His calling.”) Understanding spiritual matters can’t be conjured up from within the fleshy mind, as theological denominational minded schools teach.

Called individually from inherited death to inheriting life.

(Ephesians 2:1-10; “And although you ‘followers of Jesus’ were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you formerly lived according to this world’s present path, according to the ruler of the kingdom of the air ‘Satan’ the ruler of the spirit that is now energizing the sons of disobedience, among whom all of us also formerly lived out our lives in the cravings of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath even as the rest. (4) But God ‘the Father’ being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you are saved! – and He raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, (7) to demonstrate in the coming ages the surpassing wealth of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (8) For by grace you are saved through ‘God gifted’ faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; (9) it is not from works, so that no one can boast. (10) For we ‘followers of Jesus’ are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.”)

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