God’s Mastr Plan, chapter 9

To: World’s in Residence Churches of God.  Lyyar 19, 5,780 until sunset. 5/13/20
If Peter and Paul’s Greek text are translated into English accurately, use of the Greek equivalent of the English word, “if” is used quite often. See 1Cor 15:12-21 and Review 2Peter 2: Writing to people called to Believers IN Jesus, Paul and Peter rehearses many recorded events God did in the past and ask, “if God kept these promises, if God didn’t spare these, if disobedience was dwelt with in particular ways, why don’t we know God’s characteristics and His View about things? Why aren’t we about the business of pleasing Him in all things? Why don’t we understand that He will deal with this age in His own time as He did Sodom and Gomorra? Let’s use Paul and Peter’s pattern in the use of “if.”
(If Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever, see Hebrews 13:8) (If Jesus re-created and created.) (If the Word was fully God.) (If the Word was with God in the beginning.) (If nothing that was created was created apart from Him.) (If Jesus is the Light of mankind; how can people assume Jesus’ followers aren’t spiritual Israelites?) (If Israelite and Gentiles Christians’ aren’t set aside to practice life according to the oracles Jesus gave through Moses, “how could old time gentile life practices Christendom incorporated be okay with God?”
If Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever “His New Covenant with Believers in Himself, are surely parallel with the old covenant Jesus gave Israel through Moses? Surely the mysterious differences are explained.
Jesus had Moses prophecy about Himself, “as being that One likened to Moses that was to come as the Messiah.” See Deuteronomy 18:25 then study Peter’s rehearsal of the same. See Acts 3:22-26) Believers must understand Jesus’ revealing His deity through John, Paul and the Hebrews writer.
(John 1:1-5; In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. The Word was with God in the beginning. All things were created by Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created. In Him was life, and the Life was the Light of mankind. And the Light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.)
(Colossians 1:15-20; He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven and on earth were created by Him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through Him and for Him. He Himself is before all things and all things are held together in Him. He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that He Himself may become first in all things. For God ’the Father’ was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in the Son and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross – through Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.”) Study Hebrews 1: and compare with John and Paul’s explanation of Jesus’ deity.
If these things regarding Jesus’ deity are true, how can Jesus’ followers not consider themselves “spiritual Jews and live in the world as a set apart people?” Jesus does reveal His followers as Jews in His revelations to John.
Revealing characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of the seven churches of God in the providence of Asia; “Jesus reveals His followers are spiritual Jews and in two of them reveals Satan’s characteristics. To His churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia Jesus affirms His followers to be spiritual Jews. To Smyrna in part Jesus says; “I know the distress you are suffering and your poverty (but you are rich). I also know the slander against you by those who call themselves Jews and really are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.” Revelations 2:9)
To Philadelphia church in part Jesus says; “I know that you have little strength, but you have obeyed My word and have not denied My name. Listen! I am going to make those people from the synagogue of Satan – who say they are Jews yet are not, but are lying – Look, I will make them come and bow down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.” Revelations 3:8-9)
Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to share with Believing IN Romans and us, “that Jews are entrusted with the oracles of God and there is still value in circumcision.”
(Rom 3:1-4; Therefore what advantage does the Jew have, or what is the value of circumcision? Actually, there are many advantages. First of all, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What then? If some did not believe, does their unbelief nullify the faithfulness of God? Absolutely not! Let God be proven true and every human being shown up as a liar just as it is written; “so that you will be justified in your words and will prevail when you are judged.” Quote from Psalms 51:4)
We’re instructed to prove all things and hold to what is true. See Thessalonians  5:21) Unbelievers questioned Jesus’ saying; “I am the Son of God.” Jesus responded; “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said you are gods?’ If those people to whom the word of God came were called ‘gods’ (and the scripture cannot be broken) do you say about the One whom the Father set apart and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God?’ If I do not perform the deeds of My Father, do not believe Me. But if I do them, even if you do not believe Me, “believe the deeds so that you may come to know and understand that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me.” John 10:34-38)
Jesus’ deeds prove His deity, creating aged wine from water, resurrecting Lazarus to physical life after being dead four days, walking on water and feeding thousands from one basket of fish and bread. (If Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, “He’s “Creator, Re-creator, Sustainer, Mediator, Savior and coming King of Kings.)
Israelites were “a set aside by promise to Abraham people for God’s purpose.” Example: Christians like the Israelites are to the world “a peculiar people.” Paul explains in his letter to Titus.
(Titus 2:11-15; For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, ’believing IN people.’ It ‘His salvation’ trains us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, as we wait for the happy fulfillment of our hope in the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. He gave Himself for us to set us free from every kind of lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people who are truly His, who are eager to do good. So communicate these things with the sort of exhortation or rebuke that carries full authority. Don’t let anyone look down on you.”)
It isn’t up to professing Christians to decide what’s lawless in God’s view. Spiritual discernment is gifted to Believers who wait patiently on His revelations. A problem though, even with Believers IN is; “in our fleshly inherited from Adam nature we want to fit in. Living different from the world’s practices make family, friends and acquaintances look down on us with disdain.
God’s chosen people are gifted with “desire and effort to be obedient to His Way.” (Phil 2:13; “The one bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort — for the sake of his good pleasure — is God.”) Mindful that God places followers of Jesus in His family, “the church of God.” So things holy to God become holy to His people, thus followers of Jesus are gifted with a quiet disposition attuned to His spirit. Adherence to God’s Word is the foundation to righteousness whether we be adult or child.
If God teaches how families should be structured, “where does all this so called equalization and the lack of child discipline come from? Where does the breakdown in family unity come from? Jesus’ followers are spiritually led to consider. If Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, “there’s spiritual parallels with His New and old covenants. The One who gave Moses commandments for physical Israel is the same One revealing Himself to His followers.
(Ephesians 5:1-5; “Therefore, be imitators of God as dearly loved children and live in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God. But among you there must not be either sexual immorality, impurity of any kind, or greed, as these are not fitting for the Saints. Neither should there be vulgar speech, foolish talk, or coarse jesting – all of which are out of character – but rather thanksgiving. For you can be confident of this one thing: that no person who is immoral, impure, or greedy (such a person is an idolater) has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.”) Jesus is our Light.
(Eph 5:6-14; “Let nobody deceive you with empty words, for because of these things God’s wrath comes on the sons of disobedience. (See Eph 2:2-3) Therefore do not be partakers with them, for you ‘gentiles’ were at one time darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light - for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth - trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. (11) Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For the things they do in secret are shameful even to mention. But all things being exposed by the Light are made evident. (14) For everything made evident is light and for this reason it says: “Awake, O sleeper! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you!”)
(Eph 5:15-21; “Therefore be very careful how you live – not as unwise but as wise, taking advantage of every opportunity, because the days are evil. For this reason do not be foolish, but be wise by understanding what the Lord’s will is. And do not get drunk with wine, which is debauchery, but be filled by the Spirit, (19) speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music in your hearts to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for each other in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.”) As always study the whole.
(Eph 5:30-33; For we, ’followers of Jesus’ are members of His body. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and will be joined to his wife and the two will become one flesh. (Quote from Genesis 2:24) This mystery is great – but I am actually speaking with reference to Christ and the church. Nevertheless, each one of you must also love his own wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”) (It’s God’s parallel “Husband and wife become one flesh and Christians and Christ are one.)
The family structure should be like Christ and His church family. Jesus Christ the head and we as family subordinates.

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