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Jesus’ revelations and commentary, chapter 24

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

To: 28,333 In Home churches of God, God’s 6th month Ab 22, 8/10/2020

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     People’s beliefs’ comes through parent, teachers and the culture reared in. Many Catholic and Protestant children are taught to believe in a Santa Clause, ghost and gobbling. One such child said to a friend, ‘after learning about Santa, now I have to look into this Jesus Christ business. Truth is precious and God’s more so, ‘a pearl of great price.’ God’s truths, particularly those regarding His kingdom, aren’t shared with populations at large, because of the hardness in mankind’s heart; hardness inherited through Adam’s nature. Our inherited nature loves the pleasures of sinful living.

    Earlier in our studies, we read about Moses and how, when he was called out, chose to follow God rather than the sinful pleasures of sin, for a season. Chosen individuals in each age are led to consider like choices, as did Moses.

    Jesus had Matthew explain to His disciples that they were blessed because they could see and understand things not given to the world at large, saying, ‘it’s the reason I speak to them in parables.’ To His apostles only, Jesus explained.

     Read and consider again, (Matt 13:11-16; Jesus answered and said unto them, Because it is GIVEN unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever has, to him shall be GIVEN, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever has not, from him shall be taken away even that he has. Therefore I speak to them in parables: BECAUSE they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which said, By hearing you shall hear and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.)

     Followers of Jesus are GIFTED with understanding that leads to eternal life. It’s gifted desire to turn from the way that seems right to human logic, to the WAY that is right in HIS VIEW.

    The New Covenant is a mystery, particularly to people involved with this world’s system of things. They can’t understand God’s plan for this age, through Jesus’ sacrifice for the sins of the world. This inherited nature in mankind has not changed since God instructed Jeremiah to point out Israel’s sins. Jeremiah was led to express his own remorse for his people’s sinful nature and reveal God’s word. It’s always been the way of people looking to other people for guidance.

    (Jeremiah 9:2-5; Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave My people and go from them! for they are all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men. And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not Me, says the LORD. Take HEED every one of his neighbor, and trust YOU NOT in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbor will walk with slanders. And they will deceive everyone his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.) This describes worldly churches,

    People have a natural tendency to sell their beliefs to others. Some might say, aren’t you asking folks to look to you? NO. Through Jesus, we insist that people prove all things.

     We find God’s same principles in His New Covenant with, Jesus‘ followers. (Let God be true, though EVERY person a liar.) See Romans 3:4. NOW, in this latter age, EVEN with proofs of Jesus’ life, teaching, His resurrection and ascension, ‘people of this world’s system of things still prefers sinful entertainment and the pagan ways of Baal, as did the people of Jeremiah’s day.’

    (Jeremiah 9:13- 16; The LORD said, “Because they have forsaken My law which I set before them, and have not obeyed My voice, neither walked therein; But have walked after the imagination of their OWN heart, and after Baal, which their fathers taught them:” Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; “Behold, I will feed them, even this people with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink. I will scatter them also among heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after them, till I have consumed them.”)

     This demonically divided denominationalism age isn’t taught, it’s a sin to walk after the imagination of one’s own heart. or Following the Canaanites who worshiped Baal, the Semitic god of fertility or nature is sin. People aren’t taught to consider traditional trappings inherited from Baal worshipers, such as, Easter, Halloween and Christmas traditions from this false way. Our so called intellectual age, isn’t taught to prove all things. Religious leaders boast many things, but they do not know our Creator or His ways.

    (Jeremiah 9:23-24; Thus says the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glories, glory in this, that he understands, and KNOWS ME, that I am the LORD which exercise loving kindness, judgment, righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says the LORD.) So, WHO are these people God says, are privileged to knowing Him? Why parables to unbelievers?

     From a human perspective we who know can’t boast. We can only boast from the point of view, “God loves us, chose, and showed His loving kindness toward us, granted His gift of understanding and loved us before we loved Him. This should give clear understanding to the called, regarding, why so many religions are in the world. Why and How Satan still has the whole world confused and still worshiping the many imaginary gods he put forth to our ancestors. May our Creator give each a yearning for His Kingdom and a love for His Way.      Remember, individuals can choose to be religious and follow an appealing brand. Can choose to be good citizens, and ask for spiritual understanding. But to know God the Father and God the Son, -Jesus- is only by gifted revelation. Eternal life is only inherited through Jesus. DOES this fact get in the way of, seek and you will find? Knock and the door will open. NO. If we have a genuine desire and gifted effort, God gave it. See Philippians 2:13.

     A God gifted desire to seek, study, meditate and be obedient to His Way is His prerogative. Seeking God honestly isn’t attempting to be religious, NOR is it joining a congregation fitting one’s particular view. Seeking God honestly is, (to let God be true, though all others be liars.) See Romans 3:4. Even, attempting to obey God’s Ten Commandments, isn’t honestly seeking to obey and practice His Way. Individually, people must be spirit led, given to understand the flaws in our inherited nature, and desire to overcome each. Why? Because in our inherited nature, there’s a way that seems right that leads to death. See Proverbs 12:15; 14:12; 16:25 & 21:2. The Holy Scriptures also teach us not to depend on fleshly intellect for understand spiritual truths!

     David was led to understand the way of truth was to genuinely love GOD’S WAY.

     (Psalms 119:127-128; Therefore I love YOUR commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. Therefore I esteem all YOUR precepts concerning ALL THINGS to be right, and I HATE every FALSE way.) SO consider, what’s every false way? Its worldly divided religions, devised from mankind’s fleshly imaginations. Through inherited fleshly imaginations, people crave, worshiping images, looking to the sun, planets and revering certain person’s, their attributes etc. Such unbelieving people aren’t able to believe David’s words as recorded in the Psalms, seriously.

    The holy scriptures clearly teach that Satan is the god of this age, this world, and is, Prince of the Power of the Air. That being so and it is: people must conclude that Satan has the world’s system upside down, from God’s Way, with tradition and things worshiped!

    Jesus’ apostle Paul taught, (Rom 3:3-6; For what if some did not believe, shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be TRUE, but every man a liar; as it is written, that you might be justified in your sayings, and might OVERCOME when you are judged. But if our unrighteousness commends the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who takes vengeance? (I speak as a man) God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?”)

     Paul also shares, there’s a Godly attitude, void of fleshly pride, we should be asking for, if we’re genuinely seeking God’s Way.

      (Romans 3:4-8; Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this MIND be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, took upon Him the form of a servant, was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, HE humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.)

     Religious denominations are about the business of building constituents, organizations and selling their way, the way that seems right. Few understand and teach that God knows each of us better than we can possibly know ourselves; that He looks at our inner being and does the leading. Consider how God shapes His chosen? Consider the depth of His knowledge about each of us. Review Isaiah.

    (Isaiah 29:14-16; Therefore I will again do an amazing thing for these people – an absolutely extraordinary deed. Wise men will have nothing to say, the sages will have no explanations. Those who try to hide their plans from the Lord are as good as dead, who do their work in secret and boast, Who sees us? Who knows what we’re doing? Your thinking is perverse! Should the Potter be regarded as clay? Should the thing made say about its Maker, He didn’t make me? Or should the pottery say about the Potter, “He doesn’t understand?)

     Our Creator, Jesus, knows His people and His people are led to know Him.

The New Covenant is a contract between our Creator and those He calls to covenant with. When God calls an individual, He does the work of changing that individual’s outlook, to understand that He is truth. God gives individuals a zeal for study, and the desire to please Him, thus making Himself our God. He takes the worldly, get way desires away, and replaces with spiritual thinking that comes from above.

     Called out people are led to ponder, why me? Why am I, understanding things so precious? Jesus’ parable about finding treasure fits this subject. Review Matthew 13:44-46 again.

Jesus’ revelations and commmentary, chapter 23

Sunday, August 9th, 2020

TO: World’s in residence Churches of God. God’s 6th Mo. Av 17, 5,780; 8/9/2020.

   Review is good. (John 10:24-28; Then came the Jews round about Jesus, and said unto Him, How long do You make us to doubt? If You be the Christ, tell us plainly? Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you did NOT believe: the works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. “But you believe NOT, because you ARE NOT of My sheep,” as I said unto you. “My sheep hear My voice, and I KNOW them and they follow Me: And I give unto them ETERNAL LIFE; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.) Jesus is creator, One revealing to Moses. Col 1:15-20.

      Jesus is clearly telling His followers two things that unbelievers can’t grasp. (a) Understanding spiritual things are gifted to His chosen, those He foreknew, those gifted with desire and effort to follow Him. See Philippians 2:13. (b) In this age, eternal life is only through Jesus and to those The Father chooses to be born from above.

     Likely all individuals may choose to be religious and follow an appealing brand. Choose to be a good citizen and pray to a god of one’s particular imagination. But to know God the Father and God the Son is only by gifted revelation; eternal life is only inherited through Jesus. Does this fact get in the way of the scriptural text that says- seek and you will find- or -knock and the door will open? NO, because if we have a genuine desire to know God as He reveals Himself, He gave it. To seek study, meditate on and be obedient to the Creator God as revealed to Abraham, Moses and Jesus’ apostles, is to those God knows. Review the John 10: text above again.

    Seeking God honestly is not attempting to be religious, joining a congregation that fits one’s particular view. Seeking God honestly is to, “let God be true, though all others be liars.” See Romans 3:4. Seeking God honestly could possibly start with an attempt to obey the ten commandments, but a called out individual would soon be gifted to understand the importance of knowing God’s characteristics, ways, attributes and oracles through gifted faith. It’s obeying from the foundation of love.

   Individually a person must be spirit led to understand the flaws in our inherited from Adam nature, desire repentance- a turning, and overcoming it, desire. Because in our inherited from Adam nature, people desires what seems right, and that only leads to death. See Proverbs 12:15; 14:12; 16:25 & 21:2. We can’t depend on fleshly intellect and other’s theology to understand spiritual truths.

    When people look to divided denominations they see a god through their lenses. As we reviewed before, if people won’t believe the God of Moses, they won’t believe even one who comes back from the grave and tells. Jesus revealed and Moses wrote, (Gen 2:1-3; The heavens and the earth were completed with everything that was in them. By the seventh day God finished the work that He had been doing, and He ceased on the seventh day all the work that he had been doing. God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it He ceased all the work that He had been doing in creation.) God gave Adam great intellect, even to name all other living critters according to their created characteristics. See Gen 2:20.

    The seventh day was set aside as holy before the command that a husband and wife be family, before the covenant of circumcision, the commandments or law.

   (Gen 2:21-25; So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, and while he was asleep, He took part of the man’s side and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the part He had taken out of the man, and He brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This one at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one will be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and unites with his wife, and they become a new family. The man and his wife were both naked, but they were not ashamed.) Always study the whole.

    Promises God made to Abraham was before the law, Jesus’ apostle Paul and Deacon Stephen made a point of explaining that the promises through faith preceded the law, but that in no way abolished the law. Some attempt to excuse Sabbath keeping because it’s the fourth of seven commands and was given by angels. See Acts 7:53. After Deacon Stephen told of the earth being God’s footstool etc. he went on saying, (Acts 7:52-58; Which of the prophets did your ancestors not persecute? They killed those who foretold long ago the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become! You received the law by decrees given by angels, but you did not obey it.” When they heard these things, they became furious and ground their teeth at him. But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked intently toward heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. Look! he said. “I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” But they covered their ears, shouting out with a loud voice, and rushed at him with one intent. When they had driven him out of the city, they began to stone him, and the witnesses laid their cloaks at the feet of a young man named Saul.)

    Some excuse the seventh day by including it with the commandments, saying the law was given because of transgressions and administered through angels.  (Gal 3:19-29; For if the inheritance is based on the law, it is no longer based on the promise, but God graciously gave it to Abraham through the promise. 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 was administered through angels by an intermediary. 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. Now before faith came we 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. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith.  For all of you who were baptized 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. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.)

    Keep in mind, God’s Sabbath was set aside before all these.

   David was led to understand, the way of truth, which to David was to genuinely love GOD’S WAY. (Psalms 119:127-128; Therefore I love YOUR commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. Therefore I esteem all YOUR precepts concerning ALL THINGS to be right; and I HATE every FALSE way.)

    Consider every false way? Its worldly religions devised from people’s fleshly imaginations. People carve worshiping images, looking to the sun, planets and revering other people in worship fashion until God is revealed. We aren’t naturally, in the flesh, able to understand and believe in God as David described Him in the Psalms.

    Others use Paul’s teaching through the night, because of the people’s hanging on to every word of Jesus’ message through him, to support their belief that Jesus allowed a Sabbath change. See Acts 20.

    The holy scriptures clearly teach that Satan is the god of this age, this world, and he’s Prince of the Power of the Air. We must conclude that Satan has this world’s system of things opposing God’s Way. Remember Jesus said, all would be deceived before the end of this age, even the Elect if possible. See Matthew 24.

    Jesus’ apostle Paul taught, (Rom 3:3-6; For what if some did not believe, shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be TRUE, but every man a liar; as it is written, that you might be justified in your sayings, and might OVERCOME when you are judged. But if our unrighteousness commends the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who takes vengeance? (I speak as a man) God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?)

     Paul also shares, there’s a Godly attitude, void of fleshly pride, that we should be seeking if we are genuinely seeking God’s Way. (Romans 3:4-8; Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this MIND be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, HE humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.)

     Each denominations are about the business of building constituents, organizations and selling their way, the way that seems right to themselves. Few seem to understand that God knows each better than we know ourselves. He looks at our inner being and does the leading. Consider how God shapes His chosen? Consider the depth of His knowledge about us.

     (Isaiah 29:14-16; Therefore I will again do an amazing thing for these people – an absolutely extraordinary deed. Wise men will have nothing to say, the sages will have no explanations. Those who try to hide their plans from the Lord are as good as dead, who do their work in secret and boast, who sees us? Who knows what we’re doing? Your thinking is perverse! Should the Potter be regarded as clay? Should the thing made say about its Maker, He didn’t make me? Or should the pottery say about the Potter, He doesn’t understand?)

    Jesus knows His people and His people are being led to know Him. The New Covenant is a contract between our Creator and those He calls to covenant with. When God calls an individual, He does the work of changing that individual’s outlook to His truth. God gives individuals a zeal for the study and meditation. He gives the desire to please, thus making Himself our God. He takes worldly desires away and replacing with spiritual thinking that comes from Himself. We’re led to ponder why me? Why am I understanding things so joyful to know and gifts so precious? Jesus’ parable about finding treasure fits the subject.

      (Matthew 13:44-46; The kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man has found, he hides, and for JOY thereof, goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.)

Jesus’ revelations and commentary, chapter 22

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

TO: World’s in residence Churches of God. God’s sixth month, Av 16, 5,780; 8/8/2020.

It isn’t intended that all people know God and understand His message in this age. The Holy Scriptures are written to and for God’s selected people and the reason Jesus spoke in parables. Though Israel was, and is God’s chosen people, their hardness of heart caused Him to give them a stupor of mind. Understanding God’s way was taken away. In God’s word to Isaiah, after telling him his sins were forgiven, Isaiah heard the Sovereign Master say, (Isaiah 6:8-13; “Whom will I send? Who will go on our behalf?” Isaiah answered, “Here I am, send me!” He said, “Go and tell these people: ‘Listen continually, but don’t understand! Look continually, but don’t perceive!’ Make the hearts of these people calloused; make their ears deaf and their eyes blind! Otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears, their hearts might understand and they might repent and be healed.” Isaiah replied, “How long, Sovereign Master?” He said, “Until cities are in ruins and unpopulated, and houses are uninhabited, and the land is ruined, devastated, and the LORD has sent the people off to a distant place, and the very heart of the land is completely abandoned. Even if only a tenth of the people remain in the land, it will again be destroyed, like one of the large sacred trees or an Asherah pole, when a sacred pillar on a high place is thrown down. That sacred pillar symbolizes the special chosen family.”)

    Heart means the inner core of understanding. As God’s chosen people Israel’s commission had been to remove paganism from their land. Israel symbolized a sacred pillar that should have purified. Because of their failures Israelites must endure the same ruin they were to have applied.

    After Jesus gave the parable about His Word–‘as seed’ gifted to various people types and that result, His apostles ask why He spoke in parables. See Matthew 13.

   (Matt 13:11-17; Jesus replied, “You have been given the opportunity to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but they have not. For whoever has will be given more, and will have an abundance. But whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. For this reason I speak to them in parables: Although they see they do not see, and although they hear they do not hear nor do they understand. And concerning them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: ‘you will listen carefully yet will never understand, you will look closely yet will never comprehend. For the heart of this people has become dull; they are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes, so that they would not see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.‘ “But your eyes are blessed because they see, and your ears because they hear. For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”) You and your, is referring to Jesus’ apostles and people called to be His followers. They and them, are the populations at large.

     Jesus had breathed on and opened His apostles’ minds to understand the Kingdom of God and the Holy Scriptures pertaining to it. Jesus is saying to them, but many prophets and righteous people were not given to understand to the degree you apostles and called out people do. The same applies to Jesus’ parable about a fictitious Lazarus and a fictitious rich man. The Lazarus Jesus resurrected to physical life and his sisters were Jesus’ close friends. People who aren’t gifted to understand the kingdom of God and the Holy Scriptures miss Jesus’ point in this and other parables.  

    (Luke 16:19-31; “There was a rich man who dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. But at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus whose body was covered with sores, who longed to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. In addition, the dogs came and licked his sores. “Now the poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. And in hell –Hades- as he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far off with Lazarus at his side. So he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in anguish in this fire.’ But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things and Lazarus likewise bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in anguish. Besides all this, a great chasm has been fixed between us, so that those who want to cross over from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.’ So the rich man said, ‘Then I beg you, father – send Lazarus to my father’s house, (for I have five brothers) to warn them so that they don’t come into this place of torment.’ But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; they must respond to them.’ Then the rich man said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ He replied to him, ‘If they do not respond to Moses and the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”)

    The point of Jesus’ story is that, if people won’t respond to Moses and the prophets, they’ll not respond to Me.

     Jesus fired back at those ridiculing Him. See verse 14 above. The Pharisees, -who loved money- heard all this and ridiculed Him. In our day also, Jesus’ parables are spoken so unbelieving people, like ones who’re taught they’re born immortal. Jesus’ parables demonstrates –ridicules- the ridiculousness of such beliefs. Jesus’ point, ‘if people don’t believe Moses, they won’t believe Me, even when I am resurrected. We can glean more from Jesus’ parable about the rich man and Lazarus; the rich man had no love for others.

     Remember Jesus said; “And concerning them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: ‘You will listen carefully yet will never understand, you will look closely yet will never comprehend. For the heart of this people has become dull; they are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes, so that they would not see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them. “But your eyes, are blessed because they see, and your ears because they hear. For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you, hear but did not hear it.”” Matt 13:13-17.

    Even the Church of God in Jerusalem where James was its overseer, became polluted by people with credentials appealing to people’s desires. Uncalled people desiring understanding, have a problem accepting the fact that the Holy Scriptures teach, believers IN Jesus is gifted understanding. The general populations cannot grasp that Jesus’ revelations to John are NOT parables. Review Revelations 21:5-8 and know you were not born immortal.

     Jesus gave His disciples authority over the demonic and when they returned rejoicing because of their success over demons, Jesus said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Look, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions and on the full force of the enemy, and nothing will hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names stand written in heaven.” Luke 10:18-20.

     These disciples were predestined and names written. God’s callings and what’s right, wrong, good and evil are His prerogatives. Jesus’ apostle Peter addresses this fact and the fact that this earth before Adam was a re-creation which explains pre-historic creatures found in various digs. Peter believed Jesus’ Matthew 24 prophecies.

    (2 Peter 3:1-9; Dear friends, this is already the second letter I have written you, in which I am trying to stir up your pure minds by way of reminder: I want you to recall both the predictions foretold by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles. Above all, understand this: In the last days blatant scoffers will come, being propelled by their own evil urges and saying, “Where is His promised return? For ever since our ancestors died, all things have continued as they were from the beginning of creation.” For they deliberately  suppress this fact, that by the word of God heavens existed long ago and an earth was formed out of water and by means of water. Through these things the world existing at that time was destroyed when it was deluged with water. But by the same word the present heavens and earth have been reserved for fire, by being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. Now, dear friends, do not let this one thing escape your notice, that a single day is like a thousand years with the Lord and a thousand years are like a single day.)

    Consider why the six day work week, the seventh for rest and seven annual Sabbaths with four of the seven in God’s seventh month. The day of judgment is when the likes of unbelievers characterized by Jesus’ Lazarus – rich man parable will be destroyed. Unbelieving hostile toward God people will then be thrown into a lake of fire and be burned up.

    (Rev 21:8; 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.)

     Heavenly Father: Thank You for revealing Yourself to each called out person. Lead us to love Your Way and help us understand, that Your New Covenant is with Your chosen people led to Believe in Your laws, commands, precepts and oracles, not revealed to the world at large. We thank and praise You in the holy name of Jesus. Amen.

    Man’s denominations don’t grasp the fact that God’s New Covenant is with those He gives the desire to believe IN. (Philippians 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.)

    As the old covenant was with chosen Israel, God’s New Covenant is with spiritual Israelites who’re chosen followers of Jesus. Even human logic should teach that not all divided churches groups are followers of Jesus. Jesus gave the answer to this question when saying, you do not believe because you are Not My sheep.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles & commentary, chapter 21

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

TO: World’s in residence Churches of God. Av 11?, 5,780; 8/1/2020.    

Studies on disease, their patterns and drug effects on the human body aren’t all scientific. God’s creation is scientific, but mankind’s so called science on most anything, is guess work at best. So called science regarding epidemiology, pharmacokinetics and the like, aren’t proven, but sold as scientific and trusted by naive populations. Mask wearing and practicing social destancing to slow spread of disease isn’t proven science and proven by the result in countries that didn’t….  Result of false teaching on any subject amounts to bondage. Such is the case when renown doctors cause fear and bondage regarding virus 19. They’ve build faith in false science causing the world to expect a cure vaccine, when there’s not a cure vaccine for the common cold or flu… Flu is proven to be just as dangerous as corona19 though seemingly not as contagious. A Google search on the common flu death rates in the USA are as follows; “death rates in the USA were reported at 8.6 per 1000 in 2018, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized sources.” Where was the fear in 2018? There was none because so called science, liberal media and doctors desiring publicity didn’t fan public’s confusion and fears regarding its danger. Christians know Satan is the architect of confusion, fears and superstition.        False religious teaching is more harmful than false science.

Jesus’ Words recorded by His apostle John discounts all worldly religious theories. (John 6:40; For this is the will of My Father – for everyone who looks on the Son and believes IN Him to have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day….    Meditate on Jesus’ Words. It’s the will of God the Father that each individual that believes IN Jesus, have eternal life and Jesus will resurrect each the last day. The kicker is that worldly religions don’t define Jesus’ words -belief IN correctly. Believing that a god of one’s particular imagination exists, isn’t believing IN as Jesus defines believing in. Believing IN, as Jesus defines the words, is to desire being in His likeness by the imputation of His spirit to the mind, thus a mimic of His life. Believing in, is to be reliant on. Rely on Jesus’ words as written in their original Hebrew and Greek languages. We need to understand the difficulty translators have in translating Hebrew and Greek’s exact meanings to English. Thus a prayerful study and scriptural comparisons is necessary. 

The holy scriptures don’t teach, unconverted people go to and are punished in hell. The word –hell- in the Greek language literally means the underworld or Hades. The Holy Scriptures doesn’t teach people are born immortal, or that people live forever some place. The Holy Scriptures do teach, called out repentant people who are believers IN Jesus, are gifted with eternal life through Him. Only Believers IN Jesus inherit immortality!

     When Jesus’ apostle Paul stated, that he preferred being away from the body and home with the Lord, he’s referencing his own gifted immortality through Jesus. Paul’s letters were to a converted people such as he, called out Believers IN Jesus and recipients of God’s energizing Holy Spirit. A people born individually born from above, fathered by God. Individuals clothed with and immersed in Jesus. Meditate on Paul’s words to Jesus’ followers.

     (2Corinthians 5:4-10; For we groan while we are in this tent, since we are weighed down, because we do not want to be unclothed, but clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now the one who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment. Therefore we are always full of courage, and we know that as long as we are alive here on earth we are absent from the Lord – for we live by faith, not by sight. Thus we are full of courage and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So then whether we are alive or away, we make it our ambition to please Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be paid back according to what he has done while in the body, whether good or evil.)

     The idea that bad folks go to a place of ever burning fire and good folks, babies, the mentally handicapped etc, going to a place called paradise or heaven, doesn’t fit Jesus’ doctrine about the resurrections. After death, unbelieving peoples’ very next conscious thought will be when God chooses to make them physically alive, -resurrects.) Whether that be the next moment or several thousand years, it’s preplanned and God’s planned prerogative.

      Worldly religion erroneously teach some form of, immediate judgment at death. Why? Satan has sold worldly religions on the same lie he sold Eve. Thus, every worldly religion teach some form of Satan’s lie, which basically is; eat the forbidden fruit and you will be divine beings, knowing what’s right, wrong, good and evil.  

      God told Adam; “you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will surely die.” Genesis 2:17. The serpent who is the devil and Satan ask Eve, has God told you that you will die? Eve repeated what God had told them, then the devil called God a liar, saying; Surely you will not die, for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will open and you will be like divine beings who know good and evil.

     Satan called God a liar, while telling his own lie. Satan knew his lie would be appealing to the self serving instinctive nature in people. Eve must have thought; You mean I can be divine like God, and know for myself what’s good and evil? Eve likely also thought, you’re telling me God purposely withheld vital information? Adam and Eve didn’t understand, overcoming temptations is a spiritual attribute God desired that we learn.  

      Remember Jesus resisted the devil’s temptations. (Hebrews 4:14-16; Therefore since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest incapable of sympathizing with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in every way just as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace whenever we need help.)

    God did create in Adam and Eve, with an instinctive mind that desired to know good and evil for themselves; rather than looking to Him. That inherited sin nature is what we must turn from through Jesus’ gifted faith. It’s the repentance required to enter the kingdom of God. Prideful folks think themselves intellectual, prefer the- my way- lawlessness toward God. This type of idolatrousness sin appeals to people in general and we all have inherited a sin nature likened to Adam’s that must be conquered – overcome.

    So, know this. All little babies are born self serving. All little children prefer deciding for themselves what’s right, wrong, good and evil. Thus the need, that little children get loving parental guidance. Thus the need, that we adult children respond in obedience to our loving Creator.  

    God foreknew Adam and Eve built in nature, and they’d yield to Satan’s deceptions. Satan knew God’s plan was to ultimately make a believing IN Him people, in His spiritual image. Thus Satan alluded to a half truth.

    Only Jesus was born immortal. Jesus was born immortal because He was spiritually fathered by God the Father.  According to God’s Holy Scriptures, Adam and Eve’s decision to disobey, has caused all others to inherit eternal death. NOT an immortal life someplace else! When individuals believe Satan’s lie, many truths have to be overlooked. Consider Jesus’ teaching through His apostle Paul about the resurrections, at 1Corinthians 15.

   Remembering Paul is writing only to Believers IN Jesus.

    (1Cor 15:20-23; But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead, also came through a man. For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made aliveBut each in his own order; Christ, the first fruits, then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him.)

     Thus eternal life is only through the life Creator, -Jesus Christ.

     Resurrections to life through Jesus Christ were preplanned. Each in their OWN order was preplanned. The first resurrection is to spirit life for those imputed with God’s spirit as was Jesus. People gifted with God’s spirit belong to Jesus and will be in the first resurrection. As studied previously, people belonging to Jesus will serve with Him in His millennial kingdom.

    All made alive, each in his own order? Indicated more than one resurrection. Other times are prophesied, when people will be made alive. Restudy Rev 2:11, 20:6, 20:14 & 21:8. For self serving purposes, Satan and worldly religions want this and other truths camouflaged.

     After verse 23, Paul’s prophecy jumps to New Jerusalem’s coming down.

     (1Cor 15:24-28; Then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power. For, He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be eliminated is death. For He, has put everything in subjection under His feet. But when it says everything has been put in subjection, it is clear that this does NOT include the ONE who put everything in subjection to Him, and when ALLTHINGS are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself will be subjected to the ONE who subjected everything to Him, so that God may be all in all.) Please study this whole chapter.

    Just as Jesus, -the Son of God- subjected Himself to His heavenly Father when doing His ministry on earth, He submits to Him in the age after New Jerusalem comes down.

    Study -Jesus’ revelations to His apostle John. All who do, are promised blessings.

NOW if you’re a religion traditionalist, your mind questions, what about Lazarus? The parable about Lazarus and the rich man was spoken to the Pharisees, a people that loved money and ridiculed Jesus. Jesus first told them that God knew men’s hearts and that the things they prized were detestable in God’s sight. Luke 16:14-15. Prior to this encounter with the Pharisees, Jesus’ disciples had ask, why He spoke to the multitudes in Parables. Jesus replied; “You have been given the opportunity to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but they have not. For whoever has will be given more, and will have abundance. But whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. For this reason, I speak to them in parables: Although they see they do not see and although they hear they do not hear nor do they understand.) MATT 13:10.

     Jesus was quoting the same words He gave Isaiah long before. Jesus’ parables make points not to be understood by unbelieving people in the world at large.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 20

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

TO: In Home Churches of God. God’s 6th Month, Av 11, 5,780.  8/1/2020.   (Rom 5:5; 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.) When Godly love is poured – given to our minds, we love God and the spiritual intent of His laws. The paragraph begins at verse 1. (Romans 5:1-4; Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of God’s glory. Not only this, but we also rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance, character, and character, hope.) When Jesus’ faith is given, we’re His and no longer harbor animosity toward obedience. Without Godly love gifted each go the way that seems right or appeals to the flesh.

    Disasters and disease are the result of God allowing Satan’s influence, people responding to it and their selfish nature, rather than looking to God for guidance.  Whole nations go the way that seems right to its majority, and so follow the god of this age, The Prince of The Power of The Air. Jesus explains to the Ephesians and all His family through His apostle Paul. 

    (Ephesians 2:1-3; And although you gentiles 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, 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.)

    Until God calls, imputes individuals with His energizing Holy Spirit of truth, all go the way that seems right to their inherited from Adam nature influenced by Satan. When Jesus our Creator, Re-creator, Savior and Mediator is revealed and we turn from previous practices, we each becomes Spiritual Israelites, heirs with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, whose name God changed to Israel. Then each benefits according to God’s will. Jesus is the Alpha and Omega that communed with Israel’s ancestors. We have the example of God bringing disease on pagan Egypt.

    (Exodus 15:24-26; So the people murmured against Moses, saying, What can we drink? Moses cried out to the Lord and the Lord showed him a tree. When Moses threw it into the water, the water became safe to drink. There the Lord made for them a binding ordinance, and there He tested them. He said, If you will diligently obey the Lord your God, do what is right in His sight, pay attention to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, then all the diseases that I brought on the Egyptians I will not bring on you, for I, the Lord, am your healer.)

     Christendom professing people don’t know Jesus as He’s manifested to be in the Holy Scriptures from Genesis through Revelations. Generally, Christendom thinks about Jesus as a rebellious son who changed his father’s Laws. Not mindful they’re obedient to the Prince of the Power of the Air. It’s why Satan is so successful.  

     Read again how Satan palms himself off as an angel of light, presenting himself in multiple ways to deceive if possible, even God’s Elect. See 2 Corinthians 11:14 & Matthew 24:24. A vast majority attempting to worship God are worshiping an imaginary god, as palmed off by Satan and his followers. Many attempt to use the right words while their mind imagines the god of their parents or some denomination of choice.

     God’s Elect are those He calls, reveals Himself to and gives desire and effort from above to know Him intimately. When gifted with desire and effort we’re at one mentally and spiritually with our Creator. Jesus explained through His apostle Paul.

    (Ephesians 4:17-24; So I say this, and insist in the Lord, that you no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They’re darkened in their understanding, being alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardness of their hearts. Because they are callous, they have given themselves over to indecency for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. But you did not learn about Christ like this, if indeed you heard about Him and were taught in Him, just as the truth is in Jesus. You were taught with reference to your former way of life to lay aside the old man who is being corrupted in accordance with deceitful desires, to be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and to put on the new man who has been created in God’s image – in righteousness and holiness that comes from truth.)

     Satan’s goal is to palm off a god that’s appealing to the flesh. He likes keeping people busy, interested in work, pleasures, their religion and this world’s system of things, so people won’t set aside private study and meditation time. Meaning of the words, true worship, isn‘t considered. Few realize, worship is that which they put personal effort into. For many worship is their work and their particular form of entertainment.

    Believers IN God’s Truth are spiritually led to be mindful of, to whom they belong. They joyfully obey His Way and are spiritually led to set aside Godly time. Enthusiasm for worldly entertainment loses its appeal. Christians are spiritually led to think as David, to whom it was revealed that this earth, the sun, all things skyward and below were created by God. David knew he too belonged to God, the sovereign ruler with authority over everything, including the devil and his power to accomplish his will.

     God made Adam in His own image, gifting him and his heirs with built in creative abilities and instinctive desires. He knew in advance that people would instinctively want to rule themselves, be their own gods, and be led to eternal death as Eve’s instinctive nature did. The result of Adam and Eve’s disobedience brought on an inherited death to all people. But, God had a master plan by and through which people could inherit eternal life through Jesus.

    Through Jesus’ shed blood- His eternal life, is the gift of eternal life. Through Jesus, people’s instinctive nature can be changed from a desire for self rule, to a desire to be obedient to the life giver. We each as did Adam and Eve, need a nature change in order to be AT ONE with our Creator. Because God foreknew where that inherited from Adam nature would take mankind, He began revealing His plan for our saving through His friend Abraham, who was gifted with belief IN God’s promises. Through Jesus we’re heirs with Abraham. Its God the Father’s preplanned Way through God the Son- Jesus the Christ, and through Jesus Christ only, is eternal life. God’s word teaches, His ways are higher than our ways. He had Isaiah pen the following.

     (Isaiah 55:8-13; Indeed, My plans are not like your plans, and My deeds are not like your deeds, for just as the sky is higher than the earth, so My deeds are superior to your deeds and My plans superior to your plans. The rain and snow fall from the sky and do not return, but instead water the earth and make it produce and yield crops, and provide seed for the planter and food for those who must eat. In the same way, the promise that I make does not return to Me, having accomplished nothing. No, it is realized as I desire and is fulfilled as I intend. Indeed you will go out with joy; you will be led along in peace; the mountains and hills will give a joyful shout before you, and all the trees in the field will clap their hands. Evergreens will grow in place of thorn bushes, firs will grow in place of nettles; they will be a monument to the Lord, a permanent reminder that will remain.)

     He’s having Isaiah speak of His millennial kingdom, His promises that’ll be delivered. Study the promises made to Abraham. God inspired His apostle Paul to pen the following; “And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:29)

     God’s absolute plans for Believers IN Jesus, cannot be comprehended, except through His gifted faith. The apostle’s difficulty in teaching Jesus to the called revolved around they’re not understanding Jesus’ gifted faith. That is; their believing IN and making God’s Word absolute in their own belief system. Example; the Corinthians disputed, had problems making judgments among themselves and applying the Ways of God. Paul instructed.

     (1Cor 6:1-3; When, any of you have a legal dispute with another, does he dare go to court before the unrighteous rather than before the SAINTS? Or do you not know that the Saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you not competent to settle trivial suits? Do you not know that we will judge angels? Why not judge ordinary matters?)

     God’s plan for His creation is far superior to people’s natural imagination. God allows Satan to influence this world’s thinking and camouflage His Way, often only slightly. Through revealed understanding, Believers IN, know Satan’s purpose is to make people miss the mark, by disguising himself and his followers as angels of light. Let’s review Paul’s teaching regarding those who teach a false way.

     (2Cor 11:13-15; For, such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions.)

      The apostate teaching from many of these fake priest and protestant theologians, present a Jesus of their imagination. Not the Creator Jesus as He’s manifested to be in the Holy Scriptures. Muslims, Hindus, Judaism and others all present a God of their imagination. How preposterous, but this is where Satan has the majority of this earth’s naïve populations. Believers IN are led to prove all things as Paul in his letter to the Thessalonians.

     (1Thess 5:20-24; Do not treat prophecies with contempt. But examine all things; hold fast to what is good. Stay away from every form of evil. Now may the God of peace Himself make you completely holy and may your spirit and soul and body be kept entirely blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who CALLS you is trustworthy, and He will in fact do this.)

      Pray that Jesus’ faith be imputed to our minds. His apostle Paul also wrote to God’s church at Rome and to all Believers, that the tribe of Judea is entrusted with God’s oracles.

      (Rom 3:1-3; 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 “are” 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.)

      God entrusted the Jews with His calendar and His Holy Days, among other truths. Thus the Jews have for a long time been a thorn to the world at large. That thorn includes the catastrophes for Jews and Judaism, culminating in the conquest of Israel by Alexander the Great and his Greek army in 333 BC, which further reduced and splintered the small Jewish communities that survived. In addition to the threat of physical extermination, the Greek conquest added the danger of spiritual assimilation to Greek culture, everything from Greek sports to Greek philosophy. Aristotle was Alexander the Greek’s tutor and companion on his conquest. Satan used these great attractions to Jews who wanted to abandon Jewish faith, practices and assimilate into the high secular culture of Hellenism.

      Had God not used the Maccabean revolt, Jews and Judaism would almost certainly have died out. Judaism would have taken its place along with Gnosticism as just another interesting but long dead religion of antiquity. However; because of God’s using one single family, a successful revolt kept Judaism alive and appealing.

    Think about it, how different the history of the world would be if Judaism had died out two centuries before the birth of Jesus; no Jewish culture in which Christianity could have taken root and after another seven centuries there might never have been Islam. The world would only know what God’s opponents wanted known.

      (John 6:32-40; Then Jesus told them, I tell you the solemn truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but My Father is GIVING you the true bread from heaven. For, the bread of God is the One, who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. So they said to Him, Sir, give us this bread all the time! Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life. The one who comes to Me will never go hungry, and the one who believes IN Me will never be thirsty. But I told you that you have seen Me and still do not believe. Everyone whom the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will never send away. For I have come down from heaven not to do My own will but the will of the One who sent Me. Now this is the will of the One who sent Me – that I should not lose one person of every one He has given Me, but raise them all up at the last day. For this is the will of My Father – for everyone who looks on the Son and believes IN Him to have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.)

      Believing IN God’s Truth is being mindful that we belong to God, being joyfully obedient to His Way-His Will for living life.