God’s Master Plan, chapter 11

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God is the personification of love; Godly love is only comprehended through gifted knowledge of Him. He’s not only Re-Creator, Creator and Sustainer of this universe but of life itself. As architect of life God created “that life is in the blood.” At creation, knowing in advance that He’d fix mankind’s lawless problem leading to eternal death caused by Satan, “coupled with inherited nature” He pre-planned shedding His own life blood for the remission of sin and Satan’s ultimate demise.
First blood shed is recorded is at Genesis 4:3-4: “at a designated time Abel and Cain brought offerings to the Lord.” Cain brought fruit from the ground that didn’t please and Abel brought the firstborn of his flock that pleased the Lord. (Gen 4:5-7; Cain became angry, perhaps jealous of Abel: the Lord ask; “why are you angry? Isn’t it true that if you do what’s right you’ll be fine but if not sin is crouching at the door? Sin desires to dominate you but you must subdue it.) (Gen 4:8-10; Cain yielded to his inherited sin nature and killed Abel: afterward the Lord ask “what have you done? Your brothers’ blood cries from the ground.”) Study the whole.
Regarding eating, the Lord God Jesus said; (Gen 9:4-6; You must not eat meat with its life (that is, its blood) in it.) Regarding individual’s life He said; “For your lifeblood I will surely exact punishment, from every living creature I will exact punishment. From each person I will exact punishment for the life of the individual since the man was his relative. “Whoever sheds human blood, by other humans must his blood be shed; for in God’s image God has made humankind.”)
Through Moses the Lord God Jesus commanding Leviticus Priest to sacrifices clean, first born animals for sin offerings looking forward to “High Priest Jesus, the firstborn shedding His life blood for the remission of sin.”)
Creator Jesus lovingly planned His own physical death.
God Pre-planned that the One making the covenant with Israel had to die in order to establish the New Covenant. (Heb 9:17-22; For a will-“covenant” takes effect only at death, since it carries no force while the One who made it is alive. So, even the first covenant was inaugurated with blood. For when Moses had spoken every command to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats with water and scarlet wool and hyssop and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that God has commanded you to keep.” And both the tabernacle and all the utensils of worship He likewise sprinkled with blood. Indeed according to the law almost everything was purified with blood and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”)
Non-Israelites without God’s covenant worshiped gods of their imagination and the reason, “after Jesus’ death and His good news went out, gentiles needed the written instruction from the Jerusalem church.” After Peter presented successes among gentiles, “James wrote on behalf of the church.”    (Acts 15:13- “Brothers, listen to me. Simeon has explained how God first concerned Himself to select from among the Gentiles a people for His name. The words of the prophets agree with this, as it is written, ‘After this I will return, and I will rebuild the fallen tent of David; I will rebuild its ruins and restore it, so that the rest of humanity may seek the Lord, namely, all the Gentiles I have called to be My own,’ says the Lord, who makes these things known from long ago. “Therefore I conclude that we should not cause extra difficulty for those among the Gentiles who are turning to God, but that we should write them a letter telling them to abstain from things defiled by idols and from sexual immorality, from what has been strangled and from blood.”)
God’s covenanted law with His people, “Israel” is recorded in the first five books of The Holy Scriptures. “Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.” (Quotes from the law are found in the Psalms, major, minor prophets writings, Jesus and His apostles words.) Regarding God’s law and oracles for His people, Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to write; (Romans 3:1-2; “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.”)
There doesn’t seem to be one single English word defining oracles. Our English dictionary defines oracles as; “wisdom, knowing, wise, or prophetic, mysterious, puzzling, ambiguous, or (enigmatic meaning mystery and ambiguity difficult to understand or interpret.) Translators share several possibilities; (1) God’s promises to the Jews. (2) National promises of messianic salvation given to Israel. (3) Most widespread interpretation sees the term as referring to the entire Old Testament generally.) Yes, oracles of God pertain to all things from agriculture to attributes.
Paul makes reference to believing IN the law of God, demonstrated in the whole book of Romans.
(Romans 3:3-8; “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) But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is He? (I am speaking in human terms.) Absolutely not! For otherwise how could God judge the world? For if by my lie the truth of God enhances His glory, why am I still actually being judged as a sinner? And why not say, “Let us do evil so that good may come of it”? – as some who slander us allege that we say. ‘Their condemnation is deserved!’)”
(Rom 3:9-18; “What then? Are we better off? Certainly not, for we have already charged that Jews and Greeks alike are all under sin, just as it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one, there is no one who understands, there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, together they have become worthless; there is no one who shows kindness, not even one.” (Verses10-12 are quotations from Psalms 14:1-3) (13) “Their throats are open graves, they deceive with their tongues, the poison of asps is under their lips.” (Quote from Psalms 5:9; & 140:3) “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.” (Quote from Psalms 10:7) “Their feet are swift to shed blood, ruin and misery are in their paths and the way of peace they have not known.” (Quote from Isaiah 59:7-8) “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”) (Quote from Psalms 36:1)
By his many quotes Paul is demonstrating the law’s benefit.
(Rom 3:19-23; “Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For no one is declared righteous before Him by works of the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin. (An allusion to Ps 143:2) But now apart from the law the righteousness of God (which is attested by the law and the prophets) has been disclosed–(22) namely the righteousness of God through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.)
(Rom 3:24; “But they, ‘all who believe’ are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. God publicly displayed Him at His death as the mercy seat accessible through faith. (The word “accessible” is not in the Greek text but has been supplied to clarify the idea expressed by the prepositional phrase “effective through faith”)
This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because God in His forbearance had passed over the sins previously committed. (26) This was also to demonstrate His righteousness in the present time, so that He would be just and the Justifier of the one who lives because of Jesus’ faithfulness.”)
Remember our first recorded example of sins being passed over, is on that Passover night in Egypt when Moses was directed to have the Israelites put the blood of a clean animal over or on their door facings. That even was looking forward to Creator and life giver Jesus’ shed blood for the remitting of our sins.
Not our own conjured up faith, but our practicing living because of Jesus’ faithfulness. Thus no person can boast of works.
(Rom 3:27-31; Where then is boasting? It is excluded! By what principle? Of works? No, but by the principle of faith! For we consider that a person is declared righteous by faith apart from the works of the law. (29) Or is God the God of the Jews only? Is He not the God of the Gentiles too? Yes, of the Gentiles too! Since God is One, He will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. (31) Do we then nullify the law through faith? Absolutely not! Instead we uphold the law.”)
Difference in the old and new covenants? Both gifted by promise to Abraham for a chosen people; the new differing through individual callings; gifting a belief IN Jesus’ redemptive faith for the remission- “the taking away of sin.” Individuals whom God fathers - “begets” “imputing His energizing Holy Spirit to the mind make individuals family.” God’s righteous law becomes ours through “a gifted love of Him.” His laws including His Sabbaths are made for man, not man for law.
(Matt 12:8 and Luke 6:5; “For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”
We need to teach our children how to give of themselves by setting an example. Teach how to develop attention span and give proper respect to parental authority. Realizing from the fleshly point of view, “it’s against our and our children’s inherited nature to give of ourselves as Jesus commanded.” So, how do followers of Jesus go about altering our children’s inherited nature? By Example. “Seeing parents yield to and respect the authority of God.” Teach the need to obey authority, whether our Creator, parental or governmental. Yielding to the whole word of God and following His instructions in the disciplining of children with parental love.
Whether parent or teacher, failure to teach righteousness is neglecting God ordained responsibility. It isn’t suppose to be easy.
May God give parents wisdom. The writer of Proverbs wrote: “Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6) Righteous guidance sets children’s foundation for spiritual growth. Starting place is realizing we have a “spiritual parent Father” that gives instructions for our learning and living practices.” Jesus’ followers know God loved each first and gave Himself so they could have life more abundantly. Loving God desires comes from above. Paul taught them.
(Phil 2:12-13; 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, for the One bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort – for the sake of His good pleasure – is God.”
Let’s individually pray that God open doors of faith to our minds, so we can lovingly submit to His will. In times past God allowed everyone “particularly the gentiles” go the way that seemed right to themselves, “even though such practices are the way of death.” During the apostolic age, God began opening doors of faith to called out Israelites and gentiles. (See Acts 14:27)
Prior to the apostolic age, generally speaking, “non-Israelites rejected the Way of the God of Abraham.” In “Acts of the apostles” God’s inspired Word gives us the historical account of His opening the door of faith to His chosen. Giving His apostles much responsibility “taking His good news to Gentiles.”
Jesus inspired His brother “James” write to dispersed Israelites in his letter to those who grew up under the teachings of God’s ten commandments and were taught to honor their forefathers; especially Abraham. So, right away, James taught about growing in the faith, grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
(James 1:2-6; “My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect effect, so that you will be perfect and complete, not deficient in anything. (5) But if anyone is deficient in wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without reprimand and it will be given to him. (6) But he must ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed around by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord, since he is a double-minded individual, unstable in all his ways. Now the believer of humble means should take pride in his high position.”)
Gifted with Jesus’ faith is a high position in Him. The door of faith, which is the crown of life, is opened to people of humble means and right living practices. Love is paramount among Believers. We must each consider ourselves, “sovereign of God individuals.” NOT our own, but belonging to God. People of humble means can hold their head high when they have knowledge of, “Him to whom they belong.”

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