Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 19

Jsus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary. Chapter 19     

TO: In Home Churches of God. God’s 6th Month, Av 9, 5,780. 7/30/2020.

   Today’s culture, governments, religious denominations, educators and individuals don’t care to be shown that their root beliefs are from paganism. None seem to be mindful, nor do they care that the Roman calendar is rooted in paganism. Followers of Jesus know, God defines worship as practices, things and people looked up to as in revering. Spiritually called followers of Jesus are led to know, honoring Him is to practice things holy to Him. But the god of this age, Satan, wants people ignoring set aside things holy to God and go out of their way to practice paganism.

    Remember Jesus said, (John 10:14-17; I am the good shepherd. I know My own and My own know Me - just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father — and I lay down My life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not come from this sheepfold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to My voice, so that there will be one flock and one Shepherd. This is why the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life, so that I may take it back again.)

    God’s called out people are spirit led to yield, listen and obey His truths. God is truth! Jesus is truth! However, because God does allow demonic teaching, this world’s populations are enslaved to its education systems, teachers pushing theory, honoring mankind‘s accomplishments and discounting God as Creator.

    This world’s education system, teach that truth is different for each individual. Such is demonic inspired and has been in play since Adam and Eve. For the most part worldly, fleshly educated people believe in evolution, man caused global warming, planet-sun worship, and living pleasurable carefree lives. Consider Jesus’ conversation with Pilate before His murder.

     (John 18:33-38; So Pilate went back into the governor’s residence, summoned Jesus, and asked Him, Are you the king of the Jews? Jesus replied, are you saying this on your own initiative, or have others told you about Me? Pilate answered; I am not a Jew, am I? Your own people and your chief priests handed You over to me. What have you done? Jesus replied, My kingdom is not from this world. If My kingdom were from this world, My servants would be fighting to keep Me from being handed over to the Jewish authorities. But as it is My kingdom is not from here. Then Pilate said, So you are a king! Jesus replied, you say that I am a king. For this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world – to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to My voice. Pilate asked, What is truth?)

     Each worldly religion teach their particular doctrine is truth, and not only that, they say, join us learn our truth and be saved. But, does such teaching square scripturally? NO. When Jesus was teaching His apostles, about His going away, and that He was preparing a place for them; (Thomas said, Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way? Jesus replied, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you have known Me, you will know My Father too. And from now on you DO know Him and have seen Him.) John 14:5-7. “When you see Me you see the Father.” They were seeing the Son of God, who also had said to Moses; don’t make images of any kind. Jesus was then and is now, AT ONE with God the Father, as are all Believers IN Jesus. The QUESTION each individual should ask themselves; can one choose in and of themselves, to BELONG to God and know His truth? How can one choose truth without God’s spiritual map showing The Way? Additionally we should ask, could God trust unrighteous, unbelieving people in their natural inherited from Adam nature to handle His righteous Truth? NO! But many self righteous individuals think so highly of themselves intellectually, they assume they know truth through denominational theory. Is this not the reason for many religions? Jesus’ apostle, Peter explains in his second letter.

    (2Pet 2:1-3; But false prophets arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. These false teachers will infiltrate your midst with destructive heresies, even to the point of denying the Master who bought them. As a result, they will bring swift destruction on themselves. And many will follow their debauched lifestyles. Because of these false teachers, the Way of Truth will be slandered. And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation pronounced long ago is not sitting idly by; their destruction is not asleep.)

    The demise of such people who do not repent when Jesus’ Truth is revealed, is spelled out in His revelations to His apostle John. Let’s review.

    (Revelations 21:5-8; And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new!” Then He said to me, “Write it down, because these words are reliable and true.” He also said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the Water of Life. The one who conquers, will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My Son. But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.”)

     Jesus is the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega. It was He who spoke, “let US make man in Our image.” He’s coming back to restore all things. The called are thirsty and have gifted desires to know His truth. The many are complacent in their comfort zones, with their divided worldly religions. People, who’re genuinely thirsty for God’s truth, are gifted with desire and effort. Spiritually led to search the scriptures, meditate on their intended meaning, and consider the flaws in their own inherited nature. When spirit led they turn from their inherited from Adam nature, that previously seemed right, to the outlook Jesus manifested from Genesis through Revelations. That defines repentance. That’s spiritually led turning. That’s gifted desire from above. Jesus explains, inspiring Paul to write; (Phil 2:12-16; 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. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without blemish though you live in a crooked and perverse society, in which you shine as lights in the world. By holding on to the word of life so that on the day of Christ I will have a reason to boast that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain.)

    Unrepentant, detestable people in God’s view, will ultimate die a second death.

    God’s righteousness is coming to this earth as He preplanned it from the beginning. Worldly, self righteous denominations cannot, nor do they know how to bring peace on earth. People who love this world’s system of things are influenced by the god of this age, demonic influence and desire to lord over others. Thus, humanity’s need is to be saved from itself. We each need Jesus, and the gifted nature change that’s through Him. MARK too recorded Jesus’ words, we read in Matthew’s chapter 24 at Mark 13:19-20. Each wrote, ELECT Saints are those God chose, and it’s been predetermined that this demonic age will be shortened.

    We can speculate the changes Jesus and His followers will make on earth, when we know the Lord’s Ways and His message. Our speculations are fairly accurate when we ask, what does God despise? Does He tell us what’s pagan, what’s an abomination to Him? Israel’s history after Joshua gives many clues.

    God led Moses, Joshua, Isaiah, Jeremiah and others to foretell Israel’s unfolding future. When unbelieving rulers led Israelites in the way of neighbor nations, God withheld blessings. When a righteous thinking, ruler emerged and tore down the pagan shrines, and high places of worship God blessed. Finally, because of their disobedience, God dispersed ten tribes, and then afterward the tribe of Judea.

    Hezekiah is one of our better examples. God made him ruler at age 25. In the linage of David and Zachariah, Hezekiah did what God approved of. He eliminated the high places, smashed the sacred pillars, cut down the Asherah pole and demolished the bronze serpent that Moses had made.

   ASHERAH POLE? Asherah was an imaginary deity of the Canaanite pantheon, wife/sister of El and goddess of fertility. She was commonly worshiped at shrines in or near groves of evergreen trees. The pagan holiday Easter came through this custom. DEMOLISHED the bronze serpent Moses made? Why? The people had begun offering incense to it. This is likened to the Old Covenant teaching about worshiping the law rather than the law giver. Nothing was wrong with Moses’ bronze serpent image, nor God’s law, EXCEPT the worshiping. The Pharisees and Sadducees began worshiping the law rather than the law giver, Jesus’ apostle Paul had been one of these before conversion.

    Hezekiah obeyed the commandments which the Lord gave Moses. The Lord was with him and he was successful in all his endeavors. Hezekiah rebelled against the king of Assyria and refused to submit to him. He defeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory, from the watchtower to the city fortress. Study first and second Kings to find some of the many clues God gives regarding likely changes when Jesus returns. When concerned over issues of war, Hezekiah sent for instruction from Isaiah.

    (2Kings 19:5-7; When King Hezekiah’s servants came to Isaiah, Isaiah said to them, Tell your master this, This is what the Lord says, “Don’t be afraid because of the things you have heard – these insults the king of Assyria’s servants have hurled against Me. Look, I the Lord will take control of his mind, he will receive a report and return to his own land. I will cut him down with a sword in his own land.”)

    GOD took control of the King of Assyria’s mind and the king met his fate in his own land. God can take control of any person’s mind. He can bless people with a calm self controlled mind or turn people over to the way that seems right. When individuals and nations practice the way that seems right, they’re headed for demonically influenced troubles. Speculation, but it’s very likely. God is allowing Satan to control much of this world’s weather patterns, because of disobedience. Most world leaders’ minds are arrogant, prideful in their unbelieving comfort zones. It’s isn’t speculation that God is allowing the god of this age, Satan, control this world‘s system of things and the majority of its populations.

     Everything with demonic root in paganism will be destroyed after Jesus’ return.

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