God’s Master Plan, chapter 5

To: Worldwide in Residence Churches of God.  Lyyar 15, 5,780 until sunset. 5/9/20
Continuing from last study; Jesus reveled through Jeremiah that He will return, deliver Israel back to their pasture, punish those who persecuted them and “forgive those He allows to survive.”
(Jeremiah 50:18-20; “So I, the Lord God of Israel who rules over all, say: ‘I will punish the king of Babylon and his land just as I punished the king of Assyria. But I will restore the flock of Israel to their own pasture. They will graze on Mount Carmel and the land of Bashan. They will eat until they are full on the hills of Ephraim and the land of Gilead. When that time comes, no guilt will be found in Israel. No sin will be found in Judah. For I will forgive those of them I have allowed to survive. I, the Lord, affirm it!’”) (God is going to save Israel because of His promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.) To non-Israelites God promises salvation, making them at One with the Elect Israelites.
(Romans 11:28-32; “In regard to the gospel they, ‘Israelites’ are enemies for your ‘Gentiles’ sake, but in regard to Election they are dearly loved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable. (30) Just as you ‘gentiles’ were formerly disobedient to God, but have now received mercy due to their ‘Israel’s’ disobedience, so they too have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. For God has consigned all people to disobedience so that He may show mercy to them all.”)
(All are consigned to disobedience because all inherited Adam, Eve and Cain’s nature. Only through God supernaturally changing that inherited nature is eternal life possible.)
(Rom 11:33; “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how fathomless His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor? Or who has first given to God that God needs to repay him?  For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To him be glory forever.”)
(No one can successfully approach God to offer Him service, or a covenant He’d need to honor. “The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.” God is going to show mercy to all.)
Jesus taught through His apostle Paul that salvation is only by promise.
(Gal 3:15-19; “Brothers and sisters, I offer an example from everyday life: When a covenant has been ratified, even though it is only a human contract, no one can set it aside or add anything to it. Now the promises ‘to save through Jesus’ were spoken to Abraham and to his descendant. Scripture does not say, “and to the descendants,” referring to many, but “to your descendant,” referring to One, who is Christ. (17) What I am saying is this: The law that came four hundred thirty years later does not cancel a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to invalidate the promise. For if the inheritance is based on the law, it is no longer based on the promise, but God graciously gave it ‘the inheritance’ to Abraham through the promise.”
Remember: “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.” Ephesians 2:8-10)
Fleshly minded people “all inheriting Adam’s nature” demonstrated their need for the law by their conduct.
(Gal 3:19- “Why then was the law given? It was added because of transgressions, until the arrival of the Descendant to whom the promise had been made. It ‘the law’ was administered through angels by an intermediary ‘Jesus.” Now an intermediary is not for one party alone, but God is One. Is the law therefore opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. But the scripture imprisoned everything and everyone under sin so that the promise could be given – because of the faithfulness of Jesus Christ – to those who believe.”) (To those called to Believe IN.)
(Gal 3:23-29; “Now before ‘Jesus’’ faith came we ‘followers’ were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners until the coming faith” would be revealed. Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous by faith. (25) But now that ‘Jesus’’ faith has come, ‘been revealed’ we ’who are gifted with Jesus’ faith’ are no longer under a guardian. (WHY?) For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. For all of you who were baptized ’immersed’ into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 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. (29) And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”)
(Christians – followers of Jesus, are a set aside ‘sanctified’ people, by promise and known from the foundation of the world and the New Covenant possible because the Testator of it “Jesus” died.)
Jesus, Priest of a Better Covenant
(Hebrews 8:1-5; “Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We have such a High Priest, One who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister in the sanctuary and the true tabernacle that the Lord, not man, set up. For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. So this One too had to have something to offer. Now if He ‘Jesus’ were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are already priests who offer the gifts prescribed by the law. (5) The place where they ‘the Old Covenant Priest’ serve is a sketch and shadow of the heavenly sanctuary, just as Moses was warned by God as he was about to complete the tabernacle. For He says, “See that you make everything according to the design shown to you on the mountain.”
(Heb 8:6-9; “But now Jesus has obtained a superior ministry, since the covenant that He mediates is also better and is enacted on better promises. If that first covenant had been faultless, no one would have looked for a second one. But showing its fault, God says to them, “Look, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will complete a New Covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. “It will not be like the covenant that I made with their fathers, on the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not continue in My covenant and I had no regard for them, says the Lord.”)
A nature change covenant gifted to Believers.
(Heb 8:10; “For this is the covenant that I will establish with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord. I will put My laws in their minds and I will inscribe them on their hearts. And I will be their God and they will be My people.”)
The mystery is such that only those called are able to grasp it. Fleshly minded people think ’methodology. (Thinking surely there’s a way in which we can surrender our lives and make a covenant with God.) When these say, “just believe” (it’s a believe that, not a “believe IN.”) Believing IN is a supernatural gifted calling ‘to turn from the formally lived life’ to a life of practicing Jesus’ way.
Speaking of those Jesus is to deliver to their former pasture, He says; (Heb 8:11-13; “And there will be no need at all for each one to teach his countryman or each one to teach his brother saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ since they will all know Me, from the least to the greatest. “For I will be merciful toward their evil deeds, and their sins I will remember no longer.” When He speaks of a New Covenant, He makes the first obsolete. Now what is growing obsolete and aging is about to disappear.”) (Study the whole, God’s New Covenant with His called out people is rehearsed more in chapters 9 and 10)
Physical - fleshly logic.
There is human physical logic “understanding” and there’s spiritual God gifted understanding! We are first introduced to the fleshly logic of Adam, Eve and Cain in the book of Genesis. (When people assume, they’re willingly ignorant.) Why would people be willingly ignorant? (Could it be that the inherited nature from Adam wants to go the way that seems right?) It’s the nature that desires worshiping, one’s own intellect? Our inherited nature is self serving, haughty and naturally prone to trust in this world’s system of things. The very things Jesus and His apostles taught against.
(Jesus taught through Paul the following; “Command those who are rich in this world’s goods not to be haughty or to set their hope on riches which are uncertain, but on God who richly provides us with all things for our enjoyment. Tell them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, to be generous givers sharing with others. In this way they will save up a treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the future and so lay hold of what is truly life.” 1Tim 6:17-19)
The inherited from Adam nature leads people to trust in the things riches and society contribute to. Laying hold on what is TRULY LIFE is spiritually discerned. Allow the Paul’s explanation. Is this speaking to you?
(1Cor 2:10-16; God has revealed these to us by the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the things of a man except the man’s spirit within him? So too, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we “Believers IN - Christians” have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may KNOW the things that are freely given to us by God. And we speak about these things, NOT WITH WORDS TAUGHT BY HUMAN WISDOM, but with those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people. The unbeliever DOES NOT RECEIVE the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolish to him. And he CANNOT understand them, because they are spiritually DISCERNED. The one who is spiritual discerns all things, yet he himself is understood by no one. For who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to advise him? But we “Believers” have the mind of Christ.”
Today’s worldly educators are mostly deliberately ignorant; they suppress God’s truth because they aren‘t Believers. They desire to find a way around yielding to the teaching of our Creator. WHY? When people desire to be disobedient “God gives them blindness.” When people interpret according to what seems correct to human intellect, God allows blindness.
(2Cor 4:1-6; “Therefore, since we have this ministry, just as God has shown us mercy, we do not become discouraged. But we have rejected shameful hidden deeds, not behaving with deceptiveness or DISTORTING the word of God, but by open proclamation of the truth we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience before God. But even if OUR GOSPEL IS VEILED, it is veiled ONLY to those who are PERISHING, among whom the GOD OF THIS AGE HAS BLINDED THE MINDS of those who DO NOT believe so they would NOT SEE the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” is THE ONE WHO SHINED (is still shining) in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.“)
God has no argument with the willingly ignorant that depend on carbon dating and claim the earth to be millions of years old. He’s Creator and Re-creator.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.