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God’s Grace, Mercy and Love, chapter 1

March 13th, 2020

March 13, 2,020. God’s 12th Month, Adar 17, year 5,789

To: To “God’s in Resident Churches” people called to be ‘atOne’ with Him.

False teachers may teach “saved by grace” yet not teach to live by Jesus’ righteous life practices. Faith without works is dead and so is works without faith. In Jesus’ Revelations to John He revealed the good and not so good practices of the seven churches of God. (To His Church in Thyatira He said, “hold on to what you have until I come (and don’t learn the so-called “deep secrets of Satan”) I do not put any additional burden on you.  And to the one who conquers and who continues in My deeds until the end, I will give him authority over the nations —he will rule them with an iron rod and like clay jars he will break them to pieces, just as I have received the right to rule from My Father — and I will give him the morning star. Rev 2:24-28)

(2Peter 2:17-20; These men ‘false teachers’ are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm, for whom the utter depths of darkness have been reserved. For by speaking high-sounding but empty words they are able to entice, with fleshly desires and with debauchery, people who have just escaped from those who reside in error. Although these false teachers promise such people freedom, they themselves are enslaved to immorality. For whatever a person succumbs to, to that he is enslaved. For if after they have escaped the filthy things of the world through the rich knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they again get entangled in them and succumb to them, their last state has become worse for them than their first.”) (Remember from God’s view, His law gives knowledge of sin.)

New Covenant and Law.

The New Covenant is with a called to be atOne with Jesus people, called through Jesus’ gifted faith as to Abraham. (“These are neither Jew nor Greek, neither slave nor free, neither male nor female, all are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you’re Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:28-29)

People in this and the millennial age, who aren’t called to live by Jesus’ faith “as Abraham, whose faith was counted as righteousness” are under the law.’ (Law as it being the school master.)

Because of Jesus’ faithfulness, believers IN Him are justified. Believers IN Jesus mimic His and His apostles’ life practices. These are heirs to eternal life with Jesus and Abraham. (Review Galatians 3:28-29) “Remember Abraham’s asset in God’s view is, “believing God.” Ours can be no less.

(Rom 3:20-26; “For no one is declared righteous before Him by the works of the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin. (21) But now apart from the law the righteousness of God (which is attested by the law and the prophets) has been disclosed – namely, the righteousness of God through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. But they 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. 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.”) (Note and consider the responsibility God takes on Himself.)

The New Covenant is about mercy, grace and salvation

through believing IN Jesus’ faithfully accomplishing the Father’s will.

Rom 4:14-18; “For if they ‘followers of Jesus’ become heirs by the law, faith is empty and the promise is nullified. For the law brings wrath, because where there is no law, there’s no transgression either. For this reason it is by faith so that it may be by grace, with the result that the promise may be certain to all the descendants – not only to those who are under the law, but also to those who have the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all (as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”)

God whom Abraham believed – is the God who makes the dead alive ‘resurrects’ and summons the things that do not yet exist as though they already do. (18) Against hope Abraham believed in hope with the result that he became the father of many nations according to the pronouncement, “so will your descendants be.“

(Rom 4:19-25; “Without being weak in faith, he ‘Abraham’ considered his own body as dead (because he was about one hundred years old) and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver in unbelief about the promise of God but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God. (21) He was fully convinced that what God promised He was also able to do. So indeed it was credited to Abraham as righteousness. (23) But the statement it was credited to him was not written only for Abraham’s sake, but also for our sake, to whom it will be credited, those who believe in the One who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He ‘Jesus’ was given over because of our transgressions and was raised for the sake of our justification.”) See Genesis 15:)

Grace and righteousness reigns.

Rom 5:14-17; “Yet death reigned from Adam until Moses even over those who did not sin in the same way that Adam (who is a type of the coming One) transgressed. But the gracious gift is not like the transgression. For if the many died through the transgression of the one man, how much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one man Jesus Christ multiply to the many! (16) And the gift is not like the one who sinned. For judgment, resulting from the one transgression, led to condemnation, but the gracious gift from the many failures led to justification. For if, by the transgression of the one man, death reigned through the one, how much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ!”

Each to be resurrected in their own order ‘chosen by grace.’

(Rom 5:18-20; “Consequently, just as condemnation for all people came through one transgression, so too through the one righteous act came righteousness leading to life for all people. For just as through the disobedience of the one man ‘Adam’ many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of one man ‘Jesus’ many will be made righteous. (20) Now the law came in so that the transgression may increase, but where sin increased, grace multiplied all the more, so that just as sin reigned in death, so also grace will reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”)

Israelites’ hardness of heart caused stupor, but their restoration

is planned. The Elect have obtained salvation through Jesus’ faith

(Rom 11:5-10; “So in the same way at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if it is by grace, it is no longer by works, otherwise grace would no longer be grace. What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was diligently seeking, but the Elect obtained it. The rest were hardened, (8) as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, to this very day.” And David says, “Let their table become a snare and trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them; let their eyes be darkened so that they may not see, and make their backs bend continually.”

Remember Israel’s deliverance was by promise to Abraham, they did nothing to earn being God’s chosen people. Their successes and failures

are written for our learning. (Rom 15:4; For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance

and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope.) Likewise

followers of Jesus are called descendents as promised Abraham.

(Rom 11:11-12; “I ask then, they ’Israel’ did not stumble into an irrevocable fall, did they? Absolutely not! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make Israel jealous. Now if their transgression means riches for the world and their defeat means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full restoration bring?”)

(Remember God’s promises are sure, permanent and irrevocable.)

“This age ‘between Jesus’ ascension and His return’ is the latter age.”

God has preplanned it all. Satan is allowed to be the god of this world until God’s set time for his demise. Since Adam and Eve’s creation and particularly in this latter age ‘interval of time’  “Satan is the culprit causing all sorts of divisions.” Study Matthew 24: Nations against nations, family divisions and fleshly love waxing cold will continue until Jesus’ return and Satan bound.

Jesus’ kingdom, Israel’s deliverance, peace and judgment, preplanned.

(Isaiah 11:1-4; ”A shoot will grow out of Jesse’s ‘King David’s’ root stock, a bud will sprout from his roots. (See also See Jeremiah 30:9; Ezekiel 34:23-24; 37:24-25; Hosea 3:5; and Micah 5:2.) The Lord’s spirit will rest on Him – ‘Jesus’ a spirit that gives extraordinary wisdom, a spirit that provides the ability to execute plans, a spirit that produces absolute loyalty to the Lord. He ‘Jesus’ will take delight in obeying the Lord. He ‘Jesus’ will not judge by mere appearances, or make decisions on the basis of hearsay. He will treat the poor fairly, and make right decisions for the downtrodden of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and order the wicked to be executed.”)

(Rod of His mouth? (Hebrew; “by the breath of His lips He will kill the wicked. Breath of His lips refers to His speech, specifically in this context. His official decrees that the wicked oppressors be eliminated from His realm.”)

(Isaiah 11:5-9; “Justice will be like a belt around His waist, integrity will be like a belt around His hips. A wolf will reside with a lamb, and a leopard will lie down with a young goat; an ox and a young lion will graze together, as a small child leads them along. A cow and a bear will graze together, their young will lie down together. A lion, like an ox, will eat straw. A baby will play over the hole of a snake; over the nest of a serpent an infant will put his hand. They will no longer injure or destroy on My entire royal mountain, ‘governing authority.” For there will be universal submission to the Lord’s sovereignty, just as the waters completely cover the sea.”)

(MY entire royal mountain? My entire government? (Hebrew: “in all My holy mountain.” In the most basic sense the Lord’s “holy mountain” is the mountain from which He rules over His kingdom.) (See Ezek 28:14, 16). Specifically His royal mountain refers to Mount Zion/Jerusalem or to the entire land of Israel (See Psalms 2:6; 15:1; 43:3; Isaiah 56:7; 57:13; Ezekiel 20:40; Obadiah 16; Zephaniah 3:11). God’s worldwide dominion. “Knowledge of the Lord?” Recognition of the Lord’s sovereignty results in a willingness to submit to His authority.)

One God, One Truth, One Way, chapter 7 of 7

March 11th, 2020

March 10, 2,020. God’s 12th Month, Adar 14, year 5,789

To: 24,141 family units, gifted with a desire to be ‘at-One’ with God.

Godly love is gifted through His sharing His

holy and righteous characteristics.

God the Father so loved the world that He sacrificed His only “begotten of the spirit Son of man” Son of God - Jesus.” Jesus so loved people He created in their image and likeness that He willingly planned and allowed Himself to be the sacrificial Lamb of God, shed His innocent life blood, so the lawless nature inherited from Adam could be changed to His nature and inherit eternal life. Jesus referred to that change as “being born from above.” Jesus’ apostle Paul was inspired to write, (Gal 1:3-5; Grace and peace to you ‘followers of Jesus’  from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from this present evil age according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory forever and ever! Amen.”)

God allows Satan to camouflage His truth for His ultimate purpose of growing and spiritually developing a chosen people to His spiritual likeness through believing in Jesus’ faith. (Faith like that of faithful Abraham’s.) Satan has his own motives, “deceiving, causing doubt of God’s motives and trusting him.” That may have began when Satan learned of God’s plan to create a people in His own image and likeness for the purpose of them becoming ‘atOne’ with Himself.

Jesus identified Satan and his purpose in His revelations to John.

(Rev 12:7-9; “Then war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and the dragon and his angels fought back. (8) But the dragon was not strong enough to prevail, so there was no longer any place left in heaven for him and his angels. So that huge dragon — the ancient serpent, the one called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world — was thrown down to the earth, and his angels along with him.”)

As god of this age, Satan has blinded the whole world. Apparently

his space is limited to planet earth and it’s space. Jesus

inspired Paul to declare Satan as a ruler of certain areas.

(Eph 2:1-7; And although you ‘followers of Jesus’ 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, (3) 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. But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ — by grace you are saved! —(6) and He ‘God the Father’ raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, to demonstrate in the coming ages the surpassing wealth of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”)

Truth veiled to those Satan blinds, so they can’t understand.

Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to share, (2Cor 4:3-4; But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing, among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe so they would not see the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God.”)

Satan knows his end is near and his ultimate demise.

Again Jesus revealed to John and His followers. (Rev 20:1-3; Then I saw an angel descending from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the abyss and a huge chain. He seized the dragon — the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan — and tied him up for a thousand years. The angel then threw him into the abyss and locked and sealed it so that he could not deceive the nations until the one thousand years were finished. (After these things he must be released for a brief period of time.)

Remember God’s ultimate purpose is to purify a select people in this age, to serve with Him in His millennial kingdom. Satan will be allowed to go out and deceive unbelievers once more before final judgment.

(1Corinthians 15:20-23; “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, ‘Adam’ the resurrection of the dead also came through a man, ‘Jesus’. For just as in Adam all die, ‘once’. so also in Christ all will be made alive, ‘resurrected’. (23) But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him.”)

(1Cor 15:24; Then comes the end, when He ‘Jesus’ hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power.”) (The end?” or “then (is) the end.” Paul explains how the “end” relates to resurrection in vv. 25-28.)

(1Cor 15:25-28; “For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be eliminated is death. For He ‘God the Father’ has put everything in subjection under His ‘Jesus’’ feet. But when it says “everything” has been put in subjection, it is clear that this does not include the One, ‘God the Father’ who put everything in subjection to Him. And when all things 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.”)

Remember Abraham’s seed, ‘the Descendent‘ is saving Abraham‘s numerous physical and spiritual descendents. Afterward there’ll be no more lawlessness; “sin in God’s View.” All will ultimately be gifted with a “circumcision of heart attitude toward one another.”

It’s by the grace of God, His mercy and love that we’ll be able to function in His loving likeness. Fleshly love, creativity and talents are all gifts from God and God the Father so loved His Son and the world that He gave His Son all authority. God the Father willed that all things be re-created, created and sustained by Jesus.

Jesus is the Lord God that communed with Adam and Eve. They knew Satan‘s nature and motives before Adam and Eve committed lawlessness. God the Father and God the Son, knowingly allowed Satan’s deceptions for His ultimate purpose: “making The Way through faith in God the Son’s shed blood for the remission of sins and atOne with God.

Jesus inspired Paul to explain. (Colossians 1:15-20; He ‘Jesus’ 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 ‘sustained’ 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 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.”)

Through mercy, grace and love, Son of God, Creator ‘Jesus’ would shed His life’s blood so lawlessness in His view could be forgiven to those called to believe IN Him. God’s selecting, making friendship dealings with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and David, looked forward to David and Abraham’s seed, “Descendent Jesus’ shedding His life blood so ’Abraham’s descendents’ could inheriting eternal life through the Son of God’s becoming the sacrificial Lamb of God.

Called followers of Jesus, heirs.

(Galatians 3:23-29; “Now before ‘Jesus’’ faith came ‘was revealed’ we were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners until the coming faith would be revealed. (24) Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous by ‘Jesus’’ faith. But now that ‘Jesus’’ faith has come, ’revealed’ we are no longer under a guardian. (26) For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through ’His’ faith. For all of you who were baptized ‘immersed’ into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female – for all of you are One in Christ Jesus. (29) And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.)

Review Hebrews 1:, John 1:1-5 and Colossians 1:15-20. By the will of God the Father, Jesus’ called apostles set the examples for our righteous practices. New Jerusalem’s foundations are named for them. Jesus’ blood sacrifice is for the remission of sin, His stripes are for our healings, His death, resurrection, ascension and His being our Mediator before God the Father; was all preplanned, so our lawless inherited from Adam sin nature could be forgiven through Jesus’ gifted faith to our minds.) Making us Believers IN Jesus.

Lets consider some scriptural text relating to grace and truth. (John 1:17-18; “For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came about through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, ‘the Father.’ The only One, Himself God, who is in closest fellowship with the Father, has made God known.”)

Apostles Paul and Barnabas experienced unbelievers stirring up those called to believe IN Jesus. They testified to the message of His grace, granting miraculous signs and wonders to be performed through their hands. But the population of the city was divided; some sided with the Jews, and some with the apostles.” See Acts 14:1-7)

(Romans 1:5-7; “Through Him we have received grace and our apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles on behalf of His name. You also are among them, called to belong to Jesus Christ. (7) To all those loved by God in Rome, called to be Saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!”)

People called to love God understand that they were first loved by God.

One God, One Truth, One Way, chapter 6

March 9th, 2020

March 8, 2,020. God’s 12th Month, Adar 12, year 5,789

To: 24,094 family units, gifted with a desire to be ‘at-One’ with God.

Jesus’ nature is what’s gifted through His spirit. He said to Nicodemus, (John 3:7-8; Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’ The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”) Like all fleshly folks Nicodemus’ mind considered Jesus’ words about being born again from his fleshly mind. He couldn’t, nor can anyone think spiritual until God calls and supernaturally opens the mind. That’s a spiritual birth. Jesus’ apostles couldn’t understand the holy scriptures until after Jesus’ return from being heavenly glorified and breathing on them, “giving understanding of the scriptures.” Only then did they become at One spiritually with Jesus. Remember prior to locking them-selves in, for fear of the temple authorities and Jesus’ appearances, “they were minded to go fishing.” Jesus appeared and said, “Peace be with you. Just as the Father has sent me, I also send you.” And after He said this, He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. (See John 20: & 21:)

Satan deceives people prone to be religious to think “there’s a method.” Surely we who’re educated can understand the scripture by reading and dong in depth study. So every denomination has it’s theology school teaching their fleshly view on spiritual matters. Confusion grows, many who like the idea of following Jesus “go the way that seems right.” Paul attempted to explain how people should be yielded.

(Phil 2:5-11; You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had, who though He existed in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped, but emptied Himself by taking on the form of a slave, by looking like other men, and by sharing in human nature. He humbled Himself, by becoming obedient to the point of death — even death on a cross! As a result God exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow — in heaven and on earth and under the earth — and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

(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, (13) for the One bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort, for the sake of His good pleasure, is God.”) It’s a gifted circumcision of heart attitude. His energizing Holy Spirit giving the desire and effort to be “at One with Himself.”

Passover season set aside for reflection and turning.

Do we have a desire to love as God loves? If so, where did that desire come from? Is it genuine or do we attempt to conjure it up? Consider what’s Godly Love? We should wonder if we comprehend the depth of what we think we understand. Do we believe IN God’s Word as did Abraham, “that is do the Holy Scriptures in their original verbiage and intent become our view?”  Though we’ve been attempting to teach the difference in “believing IN” opposed to “believing that” for years; we should personally pray about the degree of our understanding. So we should keep seeking God’s revelations regarding all things.

It’s difficult to find a subject deeper than Godly love. First Corinthians 13: is rightly called the love chapter, favored by most in the old King James translation, to the degree that more modern translations seem strange. I once did a wedding jointly and as I read First Corinthians 13: from the Net Bible’s English translation I discerned the other’s confusion as he kept attempting to read over my shoulder. As with all scripture, we need Godly revelation when we study the love chapter.

As is the differences in “believing IN” opposed to “believing that” we need to consider the difference in, “animalistic love” opposed to “Godly love.”

This paragraph defining belief is my view, my verbiage isn’t scriptural but it’s theoretically correct. Atheists and many others make themselves their god by looking to themselves for discernment about what’s right, wrong, good and evil. Not understanding that what’s “trusted in” becomes their god. The difference? “believers that” may assume a higher power exist, but “they make that power fit their particular idea.” Like the many who believe in praying through some imaginary saint, or sharing their desires with a priest or some other person of the cloth in their denominational faith. All such people can be defined as “believers that.”

The Holy Scriptures define “Believers IN.” They’re a people gifted with knowing faith, “trusting faith” “revealed knowledge” regarding our Creator’s characteristics, purpose and our individual calling to a family relationship with Him. (“Believers IN” pray to God the Father in the gifted nature of God the Son.) Have clear understanding that Jesus is our living Mediator before God our Father. If this isn’t clear re-study the previous chapter.

1Corinthians 13” defining Godly love, not necessarily all scriptural but theoretically correct. Animalistic love waxes cold when not spiritually nurtured. Jesus reveals how that comes to be.

(Matt 24:10-12; “Then many will be led into sin, and they will betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will appear, deceive many and because lawlessness will increase so much, the love of many will grow cold.”)

(Matt 10:35-36; “For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household.”) Animalistic love is naturally inherited; shared by people and animals, mostly be defined as protective of our own, loving concern for “me, mine and ours.” Animalistic love includes parental; whether hatched from an egg or from giving birth; “animals and people have natural concerning love for their offspring.” With animals this love normally last through the time of weaning. With normal people, “concerning love for offspring is for life” mostly shared with family and others of mutual common interest. Inherited self concerning animalistic love is mostly for “me, mine and ours” and not capable of loving enemies.

The Holy Scriptures define Godly love as the spiritual imputation of God’s spirit. Jesus defined this love as gifted, “begotten of God” or “fathered by God.” Making such people “at one spiritually with God.” It’s a gifted nature change, “whereby the nature inherited from Adam is replaced with the loving nature of Jesus.” Gifted Godly love is outgoing, concerning and perpetual, even toward those who‘d be our enemies. Like God’s perpetual love for Israel.

(Romans 5:6-11; “For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. (For rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person perhaps someone might possibly dare to die.) But God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (9) Much more then, because we have now been declared righteous by His blood, we will be saved through Him from God’s wrath. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, how much more, since we have been reconciled, will we be saved by His life? Not only this, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received this reconciliation.”)

Godly love like salvation can’t be conjured up, worked up or earned.

(John 3:7-8; Jesus said, “Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’ The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”)

Born again “born from above” “begotten” or “fathered” it’s literally becoming a begotten child. From the same Greek word with the same double meanings as occurs in v. 3. (John 3:3; Jesus replied, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old, He cannot enter his mother’s womb and be born a second time, can he?”) Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to provide the answer.

(Galatians 3:26-29; “For in Christ Jesus you are all Sons of God through faith, ‘in Christ Jesus.’ For all of you who were baptized ‘immersed’ into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female – for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”)

What an awesome promises. (Descendent? “can be translated - seed.”) See “descendant” as in John 3:16. “Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his descendant. This New Testament Scripture does not say, “to the descendants,” referring to many, but “and to your descendant,” referring to One, who is Christ.” This then refers to all who’re fathered by God, “becoming heirs with Abraham through Jesus.” See Genesis 12:7; 13:15; 17:7 and 24:7, regarding God’s perpetual promises.

(Genesis 13:15-17; “I will give all the land that you see to you and your descendants forever. And I will make your descendants like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone is able to count the dust of the earth, then your descendants also can be counted. Get up and walk throughout the land, for I will give it to you.”)

Now let’s define Godly love as intended at first Corinthians 13: by inserting the word Godly in front of love or charity in King James.

(1Cor 13:1-13; “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but I do not have Godly love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophecy, know all mysteries and all knowledge and if I have all faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have Godly love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I give over my body in order to boast, but do not have Godly love, I receive no benefit. Godly Love is patient, Godly love is kind, it is not envious. Godly love does not brag, it is not puffed up. It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful. (6) It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (8) Godly love never ends. But if there are prophecies, they will be set aside; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be set aside. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part, but when what is perfect comes, the partial will be set aside. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. But when I became an adult, I set aside childish ways. For now we see in a mirror indirectly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and Godly love. But the greatest of these is Godly love.”)

Only recipients’ of Godly love have the capacity to love enemies. Godly love hates all that’s lawless in God’s View, but loves the individual that doesn’t know God.

One God, One Truth, One Way, chapter 5

March 7th, 2020

March 7, 2,020. God’s 12th Month, Adar 11, year 5,789

To: 24,057 family units, gifted with a desire to be ‘at-One’ with God.

(Prov 22:6; Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”) God chose Israel to be His people and He their God, while the world was going the way that Satan steered,”the politically correct way that seemed right to their fleshly nature.” Sacrificing children to imagined gods was politically correct in many places. Today denominations - ‘worldly religions’ are sacrificing to demonic forces in similar fashion as did pagan nations of old and even Israel evolved to after King David and prophet Samuel.

The Hinnom Valley near Jerusalem was where garbage and dead bodies were burned and that continuous burning seems to have evolved to ’a hell fire idea.’ (See Joshua 15:8 and 18:16. Even Israel’s bad kings concurred with pagan nations’ sacrificing their children and other rituals at so called ’high places’ in the cities of Judah. (Non-Israelites had long before sacrificed to Baal, the sun god, the moon god, god of fertility, the constellations and stars in the sky.) After a really bad king, Josiah was anointed.

(2Kings 22:1-2; Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned for thirty-one years in Jerusalem. His mother was Jedidah, daughter of Adaiah, from Bozkath. He did what the LORD approved and followed in his ancestor David’s footsteps; he did not deviate to the right or the left.) He removed the Asherah pole from the Lord’s temple and took it outside Jerusalem to the Kidron Valley, where he burned it. He smashed it to dust and then threw the dust in the public graveyard. He tore down the quarters of the male cultic prostitutes in the Lord’s temple, where women were weaving shrines for Asherah.”) See 2Kings 22: & 23:)

Comparing Jeremiah 7:30-31; and 19:5. The god ‘Molech’ is especially associated with the practice of child sacrifice. (Lev 18:21; 20:2-5; 2Kgs 23:10) In 1Kgs 11:7 this pagan god is identified as the god of the Ammonites who is also called ‘Milcom’ in 1Kgs 11:5; 2Kgs 23:13. Child sacrifice, however, was not confined to this god; they were also made to the god Baal (Jer 19:5) and to other idols that the Israelites had set up. (Ezek 16:20-21) This practice was, however, strictly prohibited in Israel. (Lev 18:21; 20:2-5; Deut 12:31; 18:10)

After King David and Prophet Samuel the people of Israel wanted to be more like the pagan nations around them. They’d have a bad king, then a better one etc. See 2Kings 23: to read about King Josiah’s reforms. Child sacrifice practice as well as other pagan rites that King ‘Manasseh’ instituted in Judah ultimately led to Judah’s being scattered to pagan nations. (2Kgs 24:3-4) Though Josiah tried to root out these pagan practices he could not do so. (2Kings 23:3-4) The people only made a pretense of following his reforms; their hearts were still far from God (Jer 3:10; 12:2).

Pathetically, many modern Christendom people still observe the Asherah pole and Sunday rather than the Sabbath. Satan inspires the zodiac, its symbols and beliefs regarding immortality at birth etc. His deceptions regarding immortality is where child sacrifices originated and spread to Israel.

God allowed and still allows demonic deceptions for His ultimate purpose.

Worldly unbelieving Christendom populations can’t fathom our creator God being absolute, ‘being in complete control’ ‘knowing the endings’ and being the Alpha and Omega.) God has absolute plans and knows each individual totally.) Followers of Jesus teaching these absolutes and are hated just as Jesus was for those absolutes.

Christendom and denominationalism in general wants to intellectually rationalize and make God fit their fleshly assumptions. Not comprehending that God is the Creator of all things, “life, matter and spirit.” He knows what we understand what we don’t and why. Thus the many can’t believe in the following God inspired scriptural text that affirming “God the Father’s does most all things through God the Son.”

(1) (Hebrews 1:1-2; “After God ‘the Father’ spoke long ago in various portions and in various ways to our ancestors through the prophets, in these last days He has spoken to us in a Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He created the world.”) (Generally, “Christendom teaches a Jesus that came to do away with His Father’s obsolete rules.)

(Heb 1:3-4; “The Son ‘Jesus’ is the radiance of His glory and the representation of His essence, He sustains all things by His powerful Word, and so when He had accomplished cleansing for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Thus He became so far better than the angels as He has inherited a name superior to theirs.”)

Jesus “First Begotten of the Father” is “Son of Man and Son of God.” Before His fleshly birth Jesus was Creator, re-Creator, Sustainer and the Lord God of all. (From Adam to the time of His fleshly birth, Jesus was the Lord God.) Jesus’ resurrection and glorification makes Him the Pioneer and Perfector of our gifted faith, “inheriting a new name in similar fashion to the new name His followers are inheriting.”

As Son of Man, Son of God “Jesus” and His

followers inherit spiritual superiority to Angels.

(Heb 1:5; “For to which of the angels did God ‘the Father’ ever say, “You are My Son! Today I have fathered You”? “I have begotten you.”) (Quotation from Psalms 2:7) And in another place He says, “I will be His father and He will be My Son.” “I will be a Father to Him and He will be a Son to Me.”) (“Quotes from 2 Sam 7:14 and 1 Chr 17:13)

(Heb 1:6; “But when He again brings His Firstborn into the world, He says, “Let all the angels of God worship Him!”) (Quote combining themes of Deut 32:43 and Psalms 97:7)

(Heb 1:7-9; “And He says of the angels, “He makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire,” but of the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and a righteous scepter is the scepter of Your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness. So God, your God, has anointed You over your companions with the oil of rejoicing.”) (Quote from Psalms 45:6-7)

Heb 1:10-12; And, “You ‘Jesus’ founded the earth in the beginning, Lord, and the heavens are the works of Your hands. They will perish, but You continue. And they will all grow old like a garment and like a robe You will fold them up and like a garment they will be changed, but You are the same and Your years will never run out.”) (Quote from Psalms 102:25-27) Verses 10-12 should make each reader know “Jesus has not changed the Sabbath.”

(Heb 1:13-14; “But to which of the angels has He ever said, “Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet”? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to serve those who will inherit salvation?”) Followers of Jesus are those inheriting salvation.

John’s gospel account begins with his revealing Jesus’ deity.

(2) (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.”)

(In the beginning? The search for the basic “stuff” out of which things are made was the earliest one in Greek philosophy. It was attended by the related question of “What is the process by which the secondary things came out of the primary one (or ones?) ”or in Aristotelian terminology, “What is the ‘beginning’ (is the same Greek word as ‘beginning’ at John 1:1) and what is the origin of the things that are made?” In the New Testament the word usually has a temporal sense, even lists a major category of meaning as “the first cause.” For John, the words “In the beginning” are most likely a conscious allusion to the opening words of Genesis – “the or ’a’ beginning.”

Other concepts which occur prominently in Gen 1, are also found in John’s prologue: “life” (1:4) “light” and “darkness” (1:5). Gen 1, describes the first (physical) creation; John 1 describes the new (spiritual) creation. But this is not to play off a false dichotomy between “physical” and “spiritual;” the first creation was both physical and spiritual. The new creation is really a re-creation, of the spiritual (first) but also the physical. (In spite of the common understanding of John’s “spiritual” emphasis, the “physical” re-creation should not be overlooked; this occurs in John 2, with the changing of water into wine, in John 11, with the resurrection of Lazarus, and the emphasis of John 20-21 on the aftermath of Jesus’ own resurrection.)

“Word” was fully God? John’s theology consistently drives toward the conclusion that Jesus, “the incarnate Word” is just as much God as God the Father. This can be seen, for example, in texts like John 10:30 (“The Father and I are one”) John 17:11 (“So that they may be one just as we are one”), and 8:58 (“Before Abraham came into existence, I am”). The construction in John 1:1 does not equate the Word with the person of God (this is ruled out by 1:1, “the Word was with God”) rather it affirms that the Word and God are individuals “both God, one in purpose.”

Paul was given to understand the Supremacy of Christ

(3) (Colossians 1:15-20; “He ‘Jesus’ 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.”)

(Firstborn” in Col 1:15, is reference to Jesus as the “firstborn from fleshly to spirit life from among the dead” it’s the chronological priority. Jesus was the first fleshly life to rise spiritually from the dead.)

Paul taught followers of Jesus unity and humility like Jesus’.

(Philippians 2:1-7; “Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort provided by love, any fellowship in the Spirit, any affection or mercy, complete my joy and be of the same mind, by having the same love, being united in spirit, and having one purpose. (3) Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself. Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well. You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had, who though He existed in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped, but emptied Himself by taking on the form of a slave, by looking like other men and by sharing in human nature.”) Jesus never questioned nor took positions separate from God the Father’s. He never usurped authority differing from what he’d known with His Father.

One God, One Truth, One Way, chapter 4

March 4th, 2020

March 4, 2,020. God’s 12th Month, Adar 8, year 5,789

To: 23,989 family units, gifted with a desire to be ‘at-One’ with God.

A review of Hebrews 12:22-24 should be done often. People Fathered by God know that Jesus is our Creator, Mediator and coming Savior. Know deceased predestined Believers are now at heavenly Mount Zion, the city of the living God, with myriads of angels, congregation and assembly of the firstborn, who’re enrolled in heaven, their spirit being made perfect. With God the judge of all, Jesus the Mediator of the New Covenant and to the sprinkled blood that speaks of something better than Abel’s.

The Holy Scriptures teach against looking for signs as the Pharisees and certain religions do. Jesus said the only sign given would be; “the sign of the prophet Jonah” for just as Jonah was in the belly of the huge fish for three days and three nights, so the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights. (It’s the only sign a Believer needs.)

Jesus said; the people of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented when Jonah preached to them – and now, something greater than Jonah is here! The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the Wisdom of Solomon – and now, something greater than Solomon is here!” Matt 12:38-42)

Jesus is speaking of a physical resurrection when ‘after the first’ many unbelievers will be resurrected and judged. The fact that Jesus is spiritually resurrected, that He resurrected Lazarus to physical life after being dead four days, through Peter resurrected Tabitha (which in translation means Dorcas) to physical life, (see Acts 9:33-43) and when Jesus died many Saints came out of their graves. (See Matt 27:52-53) Additionally Jesus prophesying through Ezekiel about Israel’s future physical resurrection and deliverance. (See Ezekiel 37:52) His prophecy should make each believer IN God know He keeps promises, He resurrects and judges.

Theology schools attempt to sell” believing in.”

Knowing faith in God can’t be conjured up; knowing faith is gifted, the desire, effort and faith is gifted. (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.) The Holy Spirit gives “a circumcision of heart” which is God energized. Our being put in God’s church family isn’t our choice but His. When these beliefs are firmly planted we should know too that our understanding the Holy Scripture is gifted. We can’t boast of our understanding except in the Lord. Paul explained to non-Israelite believers, “Israelites are the broken branches and the olive root.”

(Romans 11:17-24; “Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among them and participated in the richness of the olive root, do not boast over the branches, ’Israelites.’ But if you boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you. Then you will say, “The branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” (20) Granted! They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you ‘gentiles’ stand by faith.’ Do not be arrogant, but fear! For if God did not spare the natural branches, perhaps He will not spare you. Notice therefore the kindness and harshness of God – harshness toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness toward you, provided you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off. (23) And even they ‘Israelites‘ – if they do not continue in their unbelief – will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. (24) For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree?”)

Remember it was revealed to John that when New Jerusalem comes down, its twelve foundations are named for the twelve of tribe of Israel. Consider the letter James with Jesus’ apostles wrote to newly converted gentiles. Their nature was like wild olive tree roots compared to Israelite’s natural root.

Promises kept.

The Lord Jesus’ will, “covenant promises’ to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are physical, spiritual and perpetual. Thus a future physical resurrection and deliverance of all Israel. Though a stubborn people, they’ll be saved by promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

(Romans 11:25-27; “For I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: A partial hardening has happened to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. (26) And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion; He will remove ungodliness from Jacob. And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.” Quotes from Isaiah 59:20-21, 27:9; and Jeremiah 31:33-34.)

Israelites enemies for sake of gentiles, the Elect for the sake of the fathers.

(Rom 11:28-33; “In regard to the gospel they ‘Israelites’ are enemies for your sake, but in regard to election they are dearly loved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable. (30) Just as you were formerly disobedient to God, but have now received mercy due to their disobedience, so they too have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. (32) For God has consigned all people to disobedience so that He may show mercy to them all. Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how fathomless His ways!)

(Rom 11:34-36; “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor? (Quote from Isaiah 40:14) Or who has first given to God, that God needs to repay him? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever! Amen.”)

Study Isaiah 41: and lets consider (59:20-21; “A Protector ‘Redeemer’ comes to Zion, to those in Jacob ‘Israel’ who repent of their rebellious deeds,” says the Lord. “As for Me, this is My promise to them,” says the Lord. “My spirit, who is upon you, and My words, which I have placed in your mouth, will not depart from your mouth or from the mouths of your children and descendants from this time forward,” says the Lord.”)

Jesus promised the same through Jeremiah, lets study chapter 31:

(Jer 31:33; “But I will make a new covenant with the whole nation of Israel after I plant them back in the land,” says the Lord. “I will put My law within them and write it on their hearts and minds. I will be their God and they will be My people.”)

This was the good news to the Israelites from the time

of their scattering to gentile lands.

“After those days?” Commentators generally agreed that this refers to the return from exile and the repopulation of the land referred to in vv. 27-28 and not to something subsequent to the time mentioned in v. 30. This is the sequencing that is also presupposed in other old covenant passages such as Deut 30:1-6; Ezek 11:17-20; 36:24-28.” “In their inward parts?” The Hebrew word here refers to the seat of the thoughts, emotions, and decisions. (Jeremiah 9:7-8). It is essentially synonymous with “heart” in Hebrew psychological terms.”)The words “and minds” is not in the text but is supplied in the translation to bring the English psychology more into line with the Hebrew where the “heart” is the center of knowing -thinking - reflecting and deciding willingly.”)

(Jeremiah 31:34; “People will no longer need to teach their neighbors and relatives to know Me. For all of them, from the least important to the most important, will know Me,” says the Lord. “For I will forgive their sin and will no longer call to mind the wrong they have done.”

Israel’s Continuance guaranteed.

(Jer 31:35-37; The Lord has made a promise to Israel. He promises it as the One who fixed the sun to give light by day and the moon and stars to give light by night. He promises it as the One who stirs up the sea so that its waves roll. He promises it as the One who is known as the Lord who rules over all. The Lord affirms, “The descendants of Israel will not cease forever to be a nation in My sight. That could only happen if the fixed ordering of the heavenly lights were to cease to operate before Me.” (37) The Lord says, “I will not reject all the descendants of Israel because of all that they have done. That could only happen if the heavens above could be measured or the foundations of the earth below could all be explored,” says the Lord.”

Jerusalem Will Be Enlarged.

(Jer 31:38-39; “Indeed a time is coming,” says the Lord, “when the city of Jerusalem will be rebuilt as My special city. It will be built from the Tower of Hananel westward to the Corner Gate. The boundary line will extend beyond that, straight west from there to the Hill of Gareb and then turn southward to Goah.”)

(The Tower of Hananel is referred to in Neh 3:1; 12:39; Zech 14:10. According to the directions given in Neh 3: it was in the northern wall, perhaps in the northeast corner, north of the temple mount. The Corner Gate is mentioned again in 2 Kgs 14:13; 2 Chr 25:23; 26:9; Zech 14:10. It is generally agreed that it was located in the northwest corner of the city.)

(Jer 31:40; “The whole valley where dead bodies and sacrificial ashes are thrown and all the terraced fields out to the Kidron Valley on the east as far north as the Horse Gate will be included within this city that is sacred to the Lord. The city will never again be torn down or destroyed.”)

(Hinnom Valley is on the southwestern and southern side of the city. It was here where the people of Jerusalem had burned their children as sacrifices and where the Lord had said that there would be so many dead bodies when He punished them that they would be unable to bury all of them.) (See Jer 7:31-32). The reference here may be to those dead bodies and to the ashes of the cremated victims. This defiled place would be included within the holy city. The fields of Kidron are mentioned also in 2 Kings 23:4 as the place where Josiah burned the cult objects of Baal.” King Josiah responded to pagan activities.) More about the Hinnom Valley and Israelites looking to paganism in next study.

One God, One Truth, One Way, chapter 3

March 3rd, 2020

March 3, 2,020. God’s 12th Month, Adar 7, year 5,789

To: 23,960 family units, gifted with a desire to be ‘at-One’ with God.

(Lets review from last study and be certain we’re in The Faith. That is, belief In Jesus as He‘s manifested to be in the holy scriptures.) The same Re-creator, Creator, Mediator and the Lord God Jesus who said, “don’t eat from a particular tree” is now the Mediator of the New Covenant. See John 1:1-4, Col 1:15-20 and Heb1:. It was always in God the Father’s plan that The Way to immortality, “only Way sins could be erased” would be through the shed blood of His Son Jesus as the Lamb of God and Messiah. Study Jeremiah 31: before reviewing Hebrews 8:10 again.

(Heb 8:10; For this is the covenant that I will establish with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord. I will put My laws in their minds and I will inscribe them on their hearts. And I will be their God and they will be My people.) It was always planned that The Way would be made for God’s chosen people to be made in the spiritual likeness of Jesus.

Concluding Exposition: Old and New Sacrifices Contrasted with

God’s purpose in perfecting and purifying His people.

(Hebrews 10:1-11; “For the law possesses a shadow of the good things to come but not the reality itself, and is therefore completely unable, by the same sacrifices offered continually year after year to perfect those who come to worship. For otherwise would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers would have been purified once for all and so have no further consciousness of sin? But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year after year. For the blood of bulls and goats cannot take away sins. (5) So when He ‘Jesus’ came into the world, He said, “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You prepared for Me.” “Whole burnt offerings and sin-offerings You took no delight in.” “Then I ‘Jesus’ said, ‘Here I am: I have come – it is written of Me in the scroll of the book – to do your will, O God.’” (Quote from Psalms 40:6-8)

(Heb 10:8-11; “When He says above, “Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and sin-offerings You did not desire nor did You take delight in them” (which are offered according to the law) then He says, “Here I am: I have come to do Your will.” He does away with the first ‘covenant’ to establish the second. (10) By His will we have been made holy through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest stands day after day serving and offering the same sacrifices again and again – sacrifices that can never take away sins.”

(Heb 10:12-18; “But when this priest ‘Jesus’ had offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, He sat down at the right hand of God, where He is now waiting until His enemies are made a footstool for His feet. (An allusion to Psalms 110:1) (14) For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are made holy. And the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us, for after saying, “This is the covenant that I will establish with them after those days, says the Lord. I will put My laws on their hearts and I will inscribe them on their minds,” then He says, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no longer.” (18) Now where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.”)

The Work of Enduring Faith Begins.

(Hebrews 10:19-25; “Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, by the fresh and living way that He inaugurated for us through the curtain, that is, through His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that ‘Jesus’’ faith brings, because we have had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water. (23) And let us hold unwaveringly to the hope that we confess, for the One who made the promise is trustworthy. And let us take thought of how to spur one another on to love and good works, not abandoning our own meetings as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other and even more so because you see the day drawing near.”)

(Heb 10:26-30; “For if we deliberately keep on sinning after receiving the knowledge of the truth, no further sacrifice for sins is left for us, but only a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a fury of fire that will consume God’s enemies. Someone who rejected the law of Moses was put to death without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much greater punishment do you think that person deserves who has contempt for the Son of God and profanes the blood of the covenant that made him holy and insults the Spirit of grace? For we know the One who said, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay” and again, “The Lord will judge His people.”) (Quote from Deut 32:36.)

(Heb 10:31-34; “It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God. But remember the former days when you endured a harsh conflict of suffering after you were enlightened. At times you were publicly exposed to abuse and afflictions, and at other times you came to share with others who were treated in that way. For in fact you shared the sufferings of those in prison and you accepted the confiscation of your belongings with joy, because you knew that you certainly had a better and lasting possession.”)

Pray for hope, faith and endurance.

(Heb 10:35-38; “So do not throw away your confidence, because it has great reward. For you need endurance in order to do God’s will and so receive what is promised. For just a little longer and He who is coming will arrive and not delay. But My righteous one will live by faith, and if he shrinks back, I take no pleasure in him.” (Quote from Heb 2:4) (39 But we are not among those who shrink back and thus perish, but are among those who have faith and preserve their souls.”)

It’s a good time for a little history. “Jude” Jesus’ brother wrote of the apostasy ‘renunciation of the faith’ he saw taking place. (Study that book) Soon after Jude wrote, Emperor Constantine was converted to Catholicism, the Holy Roman Empire took root enforcing its religion. Paganism spread across Europe and the world, persecuting those refusing to submit to its god.

Hebrews 11: is about faith and the suffering of Jesus’ followers.

It’s an inserted chapter on faith and accounts of the many persecuted.

for our purpose in this study we go to chapter 12:

Discipline and endurance. (Heb 12:1-6; “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, we must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and run with endurance the race set out for us, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the Pioneer and Perfector of our faith. For the joy set out for Him He endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of God. Think of Him who endured such opposition against Himself by sinners, so that you may not grow weary in your souls and give up. (4) You have not yet resisted to the point of bloodshed in your struggle against sin. And have you forgotten the exhortation addressed to you as sons? “My son, do not scorn the Lord’s discipline or give up when He corrects you. “For the Lord disciplines the one He loves and chastises every son He accepts.”)

(Heb 12:7-13; “Endure your suffering as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is there that a father does not discipline? But if you do not experience discipline, something all sons have shared in, then you are illegitimate and are not sons. Besides, we have experienced discipline from our earthly fathers and we respected them; shall we not submit ourselves all the more to the Father of spirits and receive life? (10) For they disciplined us for a little while as seemed good to them, but He does so for our benefit, that we may share His holiness. Now all discipline seems painful at the time, not joyful. But later it produces the fruit of peace and righteousness for those trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your listless hands and your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but be healed.”)

(Heb 12:14-17; “Pursue peace with everyone and holiness, for without it no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God, that no one be like a bitter root springing up and causing trouble, and through him many become defiled. And see to it that no one becomes an immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal. (17) For you know that later when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no opportunity for repentance, although he sought the blessing with tears.”)

(Now we see that when the Israelites were camped at Mt. Zion,

our Deliverer, the Lord God Jesus was looking forward to His

chosen people approaching heavenly Mt. Zion in worship.

(Heb 12:18-24; “For you ‘followers of Jesus’ have not come to something that can be touched, to a burning fire and darkness and gloom and a whirlwind and the blast of a trumpet and a voice uttering words such that those who heard begged to hear no more. For they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned.” (See Exodus 19:12-13) In fact, the scene was so terrifying that Moses said, “I shudder with fear.”)

(When followers of Jesus worship in spirit and truth, they’re before spiritual Mt. Zion.)

But you ‘followers of Jesus’ have come to Mount Zion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem and to myriads of angels, to the assembly and congregation of the firstborn, who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all and to the spirits of the righteous, who have been made perfect and to Jesus, the Mediator of a new covenant and to the sprinkled blood that speaks of something better than Abel’s does.”)

(Mediator, describes Jesus’ function as the One who enacted a New Covenant establishing new relationships between God The Father and His called out people, but entirely on God’s terms.)

(Abel’s shed blood cried out to the Lord for justice and judgment, but Jesus’ blood speaks of redemption and forgiveness, something better than Abel’s. See Genesis 4:10.)

(Hebrew 9:11-14 and 11:4 Is the account of Abel’s being our first example of one NOT deciding for himself what’s right, wrong, good and evil, opposite Cain’s rationalizing.)

(Heb 12:26; I will once more shake not only the earth but heaven too is a Quote from Haggai 2:6) God is indeed a devouring fire is a Quote from Deuteronomy 4:24; and 9:3.)

When people called by God worship they should think spiritually, “not as unbelievers who imagine God fitting some denomination‘s view.” When we pray we should examine our beliefs, ask of ourselves “do we believe a god exist” or do we “believe IN the Creator God that‘s identified in the Holy Scriptures?” The many believe superstitiously imagine a god that’s been portrayed by denominations - organizations of men. In this age few are called out and gifted with believing IN faith.

One God,One Truth, One Way, chapter 2

February 29th, 2020

 Feb 29, 2,020. God’s 12th Month, Adar 4, year 5,789

To: 23,908 family units, gifted with a desire to be ‘at-One’ with God.

The same Lord God saying “don’t eat from a particular tree” is Mediator of the New Covenant. See John 1:1-4, Col 1:15-20 and Heb 1:.

Called to follow Jesus people are heirs with Abraham, spiritual Israelites who’re supernaturally born from above. After Jesus’ told Nicodemus about being born again, He concluded with (John 3:8; “The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”) His Holy Spirit of truth, inscribing the spiritual intent of God’s laws to the mind. From Jer 31:31-34, the Hebrews writer quotes. (Heb 8:10; “For this is the covenant that I will establish with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord. I will put My laws in their minds and I will inscribe them on their hearts. And I will be their God and they will be My people.” (His View Assemblies)

(Hebrews 9:15-28; “And so He ‘Jesus’ is the Mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance He has promised, since He died to set them free from the violations committed under the first covenant. (16) For where there is a will, the death of the one who made it must be proven. For a will 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. (22) Indeed according to the law almost everything was purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. So it was necessary for the sketches of the things in heaven to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves required better sacrifices than these. (24) For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with hands – the representation of the true sanctuary – but into heaven itself, and He appears now in God’s presence for us. And He did not enter to offer Himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the sanctuary year after year with blood that is not his own, for then he would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But now He has appeared once for all at the consummation of the ages to put away sin by His sacrifice. (27) And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment, (28) so also, after Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, to those who eagerly await Him He will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation.”)

“Sketches? Or “prototypes,” “outlines” referring to the earthly sanctuary. See Heb 8:5 for the prior use of this term.

(Hebrews 8:1-6;” Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We have such a High Priest, One who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister in the sanctuary and the true tabernacle that the Lord, not man, set up. For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. So this One too had to have something to offer. (4) Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are already priests who offer the gifts prescribed by the law. The place where they serve is a sketch and shadow of the heavenly sanctuary, just as Moses was warned by God as he was about to complete the tabernacle. For He says, “See that you make everything according to the design shown to you on the mountain. But now Jesus has obtained a superior ministry, since the covenant that He mediates is also better and is enacted on better promises.”

(Heb 8:7-9; “For if that first covenant had been faultless, no one would have looked for a second one. But showing its fault, God says to them, (“Look, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will complete a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. “It will not be like the covenant that I made with their fathers, on the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not continue in My covenant and I had no regard for them, says the Lord.”

(Heb 8:10; “For this is the covenant that I will establish with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord. I will put My laws in their minds and I will inscribe them on their hearts. And I will be their God and they will be My people.”

Greek: “I will be to them for a God and they will be to Me for a people,” following the Hebrew constructions of Jeremiah 31.

Future knowledge when Satan is bound.

(Heb 8:11-13; “And there will be no need at all for each one to teach his countryman or each one to teach his brother saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ since they will all know Me, from the least to the greatest.” “For I will be merciful toward their evil deeds, and their sins I will remember no longer.” (Quote from Jeremiah 31:31-34.) When He speaks of a new covenant, He makes the first obsolete. Now what is growing obsolete and aging is about to disappear.”)

Everything in the old tabernacle looked forward to the new covenant.

The old couldn‘t perfect the conscience of the worshiper, as can the new.

(Hebrews 9:8-10; “The Holy Spirit is making clear (to the called and selected) that the way into the holy place had not yet appeared as long as the old tabernacle was standing. This was a symbol for the time then present, when gifts and sacrifices were offered that could not perfect the conscience of the worshiper. (10) They served only for matters of food and drink and various washings; they are external regulations imposed until the new order came.” Greek; “until the time of setting things right.”)

It’s the mystery of God’s Spirit living in people, “circumcision of heart gifted miraculously to the called Believers IN.” The law isn’t abolished; its spiritual benefits are stamped in the minds of spiritually Believing IN people. I will put My laws in their minds and I will inscribe them on their hearts. And I will be their God and they will be My people.”

People gifted to understand Jesus’ deity, as Creator, re-Creator, Sustainer, law giver and now Mediator for their understanding His purposes in the old and new covenant. The old covenant was with a specifically called out people “Israelites” by promise to Abraham. The New Covenant is with a specifically called people “Spiritual Israelites” by promise to Abraham. (A people to whom are gifted with “God’s laws imputed to their minds and inscribe in their hearts, making each God’s people and He their God.”)

With A CALLED OUT people.

His New Covenant isn’t with a “deciding for self “ people. Parallel understandings of the two covenants are gifted to spiritually called out from the world people. Consider Jesus’ revelations to us through Isaiah.

(Isaiah 51:1-5; “Listen to Me, you who pursue godliness, who seek the Lord! Look at the rock from which you were chiseled, at the quarry from which you were dug! Look at Abraham, your father, and Sarah, who gave you birth. When I summoned Abraham, he was a lone individual, but I blessed him and gave him numerous descendants. Certainly the Lord will console Zion; He will console all her ruins. He will make her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the Garden of the Lord. Happiness and joy will be restored to her, thanksgiving and the sound of music. (4) Pay attention to Me, My people! Listen to Me, My people! For I will issue a decree, I will make My justice a Light to the nations. I am ready to vindicate, I am ready to deliver, I will establish justice among the nations. The coastlands wait patiently for Me; they wait in anticipation for the revelation of My power.”) Study the whole.

The same Lord that called and made promises to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob,

Moses and each apostle is Jesus, now servicing as our Mediator before God

Our Father in the Heavenly Sanctuary.

(Hebrews 9:11-12; But now Christ has come as the high priest of the good things to come. He passed through the greater and more perfect tent not made with hands, that is, not of this creation, and He entered once for all into the most holy place not by the blood of goats and calves but by His own blood, and so He Himself secured eternal redemption.”)

(Heb 9:13-15; For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow sprinkled on those who are defiled consecrated them and provided ritual purity, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, purify our consciences from dead works to worship the living God. (15) And so He is the Mediator of a New Covenant, so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance He has promised, since He died to set them free from the violations committed under the first covenant.”)

(Heb 9:16-23; “For where there is a will, ‘covenant’ the death of the one who made it must be proven. For a will takes effect only at death, since it carries no force while the one who made it is alive. (18) 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.” (21) 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. So it was necessary for the sketches of the things in heaven to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves required better sacrifices than these.”)

Let‘s repeat. (Heb 9:24-28; “For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with hands – the representation of the true sanctuary – but into heaven itself, and He appears now in God’s presence for us. (who are waiting on His appearance) And He did not enter to offer Himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the sanctuary year after year with blood that is not His own, for then He would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But now He has appeared once for all at the consummation of the ages to put away sin by His sacrifice. (27) And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment, so also, after Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, to those who eagerly await Him He will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation.”) (For those who’re called to persevere to the end and wait on His appearing.)

One God, One Truth, One Way, chapter 1

February 27th, 2020

 Feb 27, 2,020. God’s 12th Month, Adar 2, year 5,789

To: 23,865 family units, gifted with a desire to be ‘at-One’ with God.

A short conversation began with a family member; “why don’t God and why hasn’t God he asked? “Without success, I attempted to explain that all things are exactly on God’s schedule as preplanned.” (Consider; “imagine a Creator of anything not preplanning the result of his creation?”) We Believers know Jesus as, Creator, Re-creator, Sustainer, Savior, Deliverer, Mediator and our coming king of kings. (See Col 1:15-20) He’s all knowing and preplans exactly. Satan and his manifest themselves as angels of light. (See Col 1:15-20) Jesus identifies Satan as “god of this age.” He and his confuse and divide the world and are serving Gods ultimate purpose.

God reveals that He preplans the future and He’s in the process of revealing that, “mankind don’t have, ‘in and of himself’ the ability to rule himself.” (The Holy Scriptures teach, “without God giving the law and individual revelation” people don’t know what’s right, wrong, good and evil.) Until God calls and reveals Himself, He classifies people as unbelievers, ‘as gods to themselves,’ rationalizing how a god of their imagination should perform.” So it is with all who question God.

(After revealing His plans for Israel’s future God had Isaiah write at 14:24; “The LORD who commands armies makes this solemn vow: “Be sure of this: Just as I have intended, so it will be; just as I have planned, it will happen.” After giving like perpetual promises through Zacharias God says at; (8:13-15; “And it will come about that just as you (both Judah and Israel) were a curse to the nations, so I will save you and you will be a blessing. Do not be afraid! Instead, be strong!’  “For the LORD who rules over all says, ‘As I had planned to hurt you when your fathers made me angry, ’says the LORD who rules over all, ‘and I was not sorry, so, to the contrary, I have planned in these days to do good to Jerusalem and Judah — do not fear!) The point? Jesus’ return with power is preplanned. Resurrections are preplanned and Satan’s ultimate demise is preplanned.

God’s called out people are gifted to understand the holy scriptures.

God’s Church is “called individual recipients and temples of His Holy Spirit.” A set aside for His purpose people. (In, but not of the world) People lovingly, joyfully and willingly submitting to all Jesus’ commands, attributes and oracles. Mindful; “they’re branches of the Vine” “Jesus” through whom all spiritual discernment is revealed. People are spirit led to depart pagan practices, study, meditate and wait on God’s revelations. Knowing, “Jesus established “His Churches of God” through His Apostles and they’re organisms of Jesus, not organizations. Unlike worldly denominations seeking their truth through their schools of theory and fleshly intellectual.

Paul wrote; “people comparing themselves

among themselves are not wise.

Politicians, nations and denominations do compare themselves with one another, “do they not?” People think themselves superior to one another, but where does such divisionary philosophies originate? From Satan, the god of this age! He deceived Eve and Adam into deciding for themselves regarding “right, wrong, good and evil.” The serpent said to the woman “Surely you’ll 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.” (Genesis 3:4-5) With Satan’s deception Adam and Eve wanted to be divine; “thus be gods to themselves.” Choosing “what to believe regarding what’s right, wrong, good and evil is idolatry.” Trusting intellect rather than God’s original word is idolatry and makes people think themselves as little gods “which is idolatry.” People have been idolatrously yielding to Satan’s play book since creation.

God sent His spirit to dwell in people, to make them At One with Himself. Then followers of Jesus, become spiritual Israelites (a set aside people God fights for) specifically chosen to be His people. A peculiar to the world “believing IN people” and misunderstood by the world as was Jesus. Jesus told us “if the world hated Him it’ll hate us too.”

Lets review Paul’s teaching regarding division.

(2Cor 10:12-17; “For we would not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who recommend themselves. But when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding. But we will not boast beyond certain limits, but will confine our boasting according to the limits of the work to which God has appointed us, that reaches even as far as you. (14) For we were not overextending ourselves, as though we did not reach as far as you, because we were the first to reach as far as you with the gospel about Christ. Nor do we boast beyond certain limits in the work done by others, but we hope that as your faith continues to grow, our work may be greatly expanded among you according to our limits, so that we may preach the gospel in the regions that lie beyond you, and not boast of work already done in another person’s area. (17) But the one who boasts must boast in the Lord. For it is not the person who commends himself who is approved, but the person the Lord commends.”)

We should not boast of our understandings except in the Lord and only then to other like minded people. People who love to debate and question God on anything are without understanding. Evil people like to turn our words back on us when we affirm that our beliefs are revealed. Thus they like to say, “our beliefs are revealed too.” Relying on God to opening minds can’t be overstated.

(Paradise is mentioned three times in the New Testament. In Luke 23:43 it refers to the abode of the righteous dead. In Rev 2:7 it refers to the restoration of Edenic paradise predicted in Isaiah 51:3 and Ezekiel 36:35. The reference in 2Corinthians 12:4 is probably to be translated as parallel to the mention of the “third heaven” in v. 2. Assuming that the “first heaven” would be atmospheric heaven (the sky) and “second heaven” more distant stars and planets, “third heaven” then would refer to the place where God dwells. This is much more likely than some variation on the seven heavens mentioned in the pseudepigraphic book “2Enoch and in other non-biblical and rabbinic works.”)

God is permitting Satan to divide the world for his short term purpose and God’s own ultimate long term purpose. Satan wants individuals to think of themselves ‘as divine’ and thus decide for themselves, “what’s right, wrong, good and evil.” It’s prophesied; “as Satan’s demise approaches he and his followers will become more ruthful toward every entity that teaches God’s truth.” However God is going to bind and ultimately destroy him and his followers. Satan will be bound for one thousand years and afterward allowed to deceive again, “all for God’s ultimate purpose.” Knowledge of God’s truth will cover the earth as water the sea. Ultimately people will see Satan for what he is. “The deceiver that desires each person‘s destruction.”

God had His reason for not wanting Adam and Eve partaking from “the tree of life and knowledge of good and evil.” Today, knowledge has increased as prophesied and we now know “when fleshly people intellectually choose for themselves, they are rejecting God and yielding to demonic influences.” Worldwide demonic division is the result. (From God’s point of view, “He gave us individual talents to help us complement one another,” not to intellectually decide for ourselves what’s right, wrong, good and evil which causes chaos to erupts.”

Prayerfully think through the foundational reason for division.

(Gen 2:9; God made every tree that was pleasing to look at and good for food. (Now the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil were in the middle of the orchard.) (Gen 2:16-17; “Then the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat fruit from every tree of the orchard, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will surely die.”)

(The Hebrew? “IN dying you will die?”) The imperfect verb form here has the nuance of the specific future because it is introduced with the temporal clause, “when you eat you will die.” That certainty is underscored with the infinitive absolute, “you will surely die.”) Whether vegetation, tree, mammal, animal, fish or human species, “every physical living thing is in the process of dying.

Because God is love and for His purpose; He made The Way to eternal life.

Genesis 3:4-5; “The serpent said to the woman, “Surely you will not die, for God knows that when you eat from it ‘tree of knowledge’ your eyes will open and you will be like divine beings who know good and evil.”) Satan lied and called God a liar.

Satan knew God planned “the way” “the new covenant way.”

So people could practice truth through a love of God

and become “God and Abraham‘s heirs.”

(John 3:16; “For this is the way God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.“) (Perish, can mean either, 1. to be lost OR 2. to perish or be destroyed, depending on the context.) The alternatives presented are only two (for this to be presented in terms of polar opposites: “perish or have eternal life.”

(John 3:17-18; “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through Him. The one who believes IN Him is not condemned. The one who does not believe has been condemned already, because he has not believed IN the name of the one and only Son of God.” (John 3:19-21; Now this is the basis for judging: that The Light has come into the world and people loved the darkness rather than The Light, because their deeds were evil. (20) For everyone who does evil deeds hates The Light and does not come to The Light, so that their deeds will not be exposed. (21) But the one who practices the truth comes to The Light, so that it may be plainly evident that his deeds have been done in God.”)

(If there’s a twofold reaction to Jesus in John’s Gospel, it should be emphasized that reaction is very much dependent on a person’s choice regarding deeds, a choice that is influenced by his desired way of life, (whether his deeds are wicked or done in God.)

(John 3:20-21)  For everyone who does evil deeds hates the light and does not come to the light, so that their deeds will not be exposed.  But the one who practices the truth comes to the light, so that it may be plainly evident that his deeds have been done in God.

For John’s intent there is virtually no trace at the surface. Only when we look beneath the surface do we find statements like “no one can come to Me, unless the Father who sent Me draws him” (John 6:44).

Deeds done in God are from His perspective, “it’s His prerogative as Creator” to say what’s right, wrong, good and evil.” Review verses 20-22 above. When Adam and Eve disobeyed “their deeds were self serving, not done in God.” Satan caused them to question why and be suspicious of God’s motives, “they thought perhaps God held something back.” Asking why don’t God and why hasn’t is without knowledge.

Circumcision of heart, chapter 8

February 25th, 2020

Feb 25, 2,020. God’s 11th Month, Sh‘vat 30, year 5,789

To: 23,818 family units, gifted with a desire to be ‘at-One’ with God.

God’s Church is family, called individual recipients and temples of His Holy Spirit. A set aside for His purpose people. (In, but not of the world) A people lovingly, joyfully and willingly submitting to all Jesus’ commands, attributes and oracles. Mindful of being branches of the Vine “Jesus” through whom all spiritual discernment is revealed. Spirit led to depart pagan practices, study, meditate and wait on His revelations. Unlike denominational groups who seek their truth through schooling and intellectual theory.

Jesus established His Churches of God through His

Apostles. They’re organisms of Jesus, not organizations.

(2Cor 10:1-18; Now I, Paul, appeal to you personally by the meekness and gentleness of Christ (I who am meek when present among you, but am full of courage toward you when away!) — now I ask that when I am present I may not have to be bold with the confidence that (I expect) I will dare to use against some who consider us to be behaving according to human standards. For though we ’apostles’ live as human beings, we do not wage war according to human standards, for the weapons of our warfare are not human weapons, but are made powerful by God for tearing down strongholds. We tear down arguments, and every arrogant obstacle that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to make it obey Christ.”)

(2Cor 10:6-11;  We are also ready to punish every act of disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete. You are looking at outward appearances. If anyone is confident that he belongs to Christ, he should reflect on this again: Just as he himself belongs to Christ, so too do we. (8) For if I boast somewhat more about our ‘We apostles’ authority that the Lord gave us for building you up and not for tearing you down, I will not be ashamed of doing so. I do not want to seem as though I am trying to terrify you with my letters, because some say, “His letters are weighty and forceful, but his physical presence is weak and his speech is of no account.” (11) Let such a person consider this: What we say by letters when we are absent, we also are in actions when we are present.”)

(2Cor 10:12; For we ‘apostles’ would not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who recommend themselves. But when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding.”) (This is what denominations do, they compare and debate from fleshly minds.)

(2Cor 10:13-16; But we ‘apostles’ will not boast beyond certain limits, but will confine our boasting according to the limits of the work to which God has appointed us, that reaches even as far as you. For we weren’t overextending ourselves, as though we did not reach as far as you, because we were the first to reach as far as you with the gospel about Christ.  Nor do we boast beyond certain limits in the work done by others, but we hope that as your faith continues to grow, our work may be greatly expanded among you according to our limits, (16) so that we may preach the gospel in the regions that lie beyond you, and not boast of work already done in another person’s area.”)

(2Cor 10:17; But the one who boasts must boast in the Lord. For it is not the person who commends himself who is approved, but the person the Lord commends.)

(Note: Paul don’t mind demonstrating his humanity.) (2Cor 11:1-3; I wish that you would be patient with me in a little foolishness, but indeed you are being patient with me! For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy, because I promised you in marriage to One husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ. But I am afraid that just as the serpent deceived Eve by his treachery, your minds may be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.”)

(What was the treachery Satan used on Eve? He proclaimed another way to obtain knowledge of what’s right, wrong, good and evil and he called God a liar, “saying God knows you won’t surely die.)

(There‘s only One God and one truth.) (2Cor 11:4-6; For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus different from the One we ‘apostles’ proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit than the one you received, or a different gospel ‘message’ than the one you accepted, you put up with it well enough! For I consider myself not at all inferior to those “super-apostles.” And even if I am unskilled in speaking, yet I am certainly not so in knowledge. Indeed, we have made this plain to you in everything in every way.”)

(2Cor 11:7-12; Or did I commit a sin by humbling myself so that you could be exalted, because I proclaimed the gospel of God to you free of charge? I robbed other churches by receiving support from them so that I could serve you! When I was with you and was in need, I was not a burden to anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia fully supplied my needs. I kept myself from being a burden to you in any way, and will continue to do so. (10) As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be stopped in the regions of Achaia. Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do! And what I am doing I will continue to do, so that I may eliminate any opportunity for those who want a chance to be regarded as our equals in the things they boast about.”)

All who don’t teach this same message?

(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. Therefore it is not surprising his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions.”)

Paul gets facetious while sharing His suffering as an apostle.

(2Cor 11:16-20; I say again, let no one think that I am a fool. But if you do, then at least accept me as a fool, so that I too may boast a little. What I am saying with this boastful confidence I do not say the way the Lord would. Instead it is, as it were, foolishness. Since many are boasting according to human standards, I too will boast. For since you are so wise, you put up with fools gladly. For you put up with it if someone makes slaves of you, if someone exploits you, if someone takes advantage of you, if someone behaves arrogantly toward you, if someone strikes you in the face.”)

The fleshly nature we inherited is such that we like someone else taking responsibility for their lives. Like Israel in Samuel’s day, the many prefer a king. The many prefer popular fleshly comfort zones, but the called like Paul are gifted with perseverance.

(2Cor 11:21-33; (To my disgrace I must say that we were too weak for that!) But whatever anyone else dares to boast about (I am speaking foolishly) I also dare to boast about the same thing. Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I. Are they servants of Christ? (I am talking like I am out of my mind!) I am even more so: with much greater labors, with far more imprisonments, with more severe beatings, facing death many times. Five times I received from the Jews forty lashes less one. Three times I was beaten with a rod. Once I received a stoning. Three times I suffered shipwreck. A night and a day I spent adrift in the open sea. I have been on journeys many times, in dangers from rivers, in dangers from robbers, in dangers from my own countrymen, in dangers from Gentiles, in dangers in the city, in dangers in the wilderness, in dangers at sea, in dangers from false brothers,  in hard work and toil, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, many times without food, in cold and without enough clothing. Apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxious concern for all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not burn with indignation? If I must boast, I will boast about the things that show my weakness. The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is blessed forever, knows I am not lying. In Damascus, the governor under King Aretas was guarding the city of Damascus in order to arrest me, but I was let down in a rope-basket through a window in the city wall, and escaped his hands.”) (See this account in Acts of the Apostles.)

Paul’s thorn in the flesh should help us see some of our own,

his revelations are similar to our own and some of John’s.

(2Cor 12:1-9; It is necessary to go on boasting. Though it is not profitable, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago (whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows) was caught up to the third heaven. And I know that this man (whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows) was caught up into paradise and heard things too sacred to be put into words, things that a person is not permitted to speak. On behalf of such an individual I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except about my weaknesses. For even if I wish to boast, I will not be a fool, for I would be telling the truth, but I refrain from this so that no one may regard me beyond what he sees in me or what he hears from me, even because of the extraordinary character of the revelations. Therefore, so that I would not become arrogant, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to trouble me — so that I would not become arrogant.)

Hopefully we’re thankful for Paul’s NOT wanting people thinking higher of him than an apostle.

(2Cor 12:8-10; I asked the Lord three times about this, ’thorn’ that it would depart from me. But He said to me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” So then, I will boast most gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may reside in me.”)

Therefore I am content with weaknesses, with insults, with troubles, with persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ, for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.”) Paul was perhaps more conscious than most about NOT projecting arrogance of any kind. Sharing his fleshly weaknesses and yet teaching absolutes.

Circumcision of heart, chapter 7

February 22nd, 2020

Feb 22, 2,020. God’s 11th Month, Sh‘vat 27, year 5,789

To: 23,737 family units, gifted with a desire to be ‘at-One’ with God.

God counts genuine loyalty as righteousness. The Christian example is Abraham’s believing IN faith that God counted as righteousness. All who believe IN God as did Abraham are righteous in His view, but “is one a believer IN God who isn’t obedient?” Absolutely not. (Teaching the “just believe and be saved doctrine” is fleshly methodology, “not a believing IN God through grace and gifted faith like Abrahams.”) Let’s examine God’s relationship with Abraham.

(Genesis 15:1-6; After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram! I am your shield and the one who will reward you in great abundance.” But Abram said, “O sovereign LORD, what will you give me since I continue to be childless, and my heir is Eliezer of Damascus?” Abram added, “Since you have not given me a descendant, then look, one born in my house will be my heir!” (4) But look, the word of the LORD came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but instead a son who comes from your own body will be your heir.” The LORD took him outside and said, “Gaze into the sky and count the stars — if you are able to count them!” Then he said to him, “So will your descendants be.” Abram believed the LORD, and the LORD considered his response of faith as proof of genuine loyalty.) (Always study the whole.)  (Do we sometimes think to help God?)

Sarah and Abraham didn’t wait but thought to help God. When Abram was 86 years old, Sarah gave Abram her maid “Hagar” to wife and she gave birth to Abram’s son, whom Abram named Ishmael. (Gen 16:15) God promised Hagar Ishmael’s descendents would also be numerous.

God changed Abram’s name to Abraham “meaning father of many” then imposed the covenant of circumcision on all Abraham’s descendents. Abraham loved Ishmael and said “O that Ishmael might live before You.” God said: (Gen 17:20-22; As for Ishmael, I have heard you. I will indeed bless him, make him fruitful, and give him a multitude of descendants. He will become the father of twelve princes; I will make him into a great nation.) But I will establish My covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this set time next year.” When He finished speaking with Abraham, God went up from him.)

In route to observe Sodom’s wickedness, the Lord and His angel stopped in on Abraham and Sarah to announce Isaac’s future birth and share Sodom’s plight. (See Gen 18:) Abraham Knowing his nephew Lot was at Sodom he made his plea on Lot’s behalf. (See Gen 18: & 19:) Before Isaac’s birth Abraham passed Sarah off as his sister and a ruler “one Abimelech” took her but God revealed Abraham and Sarah’s relationship to him. (See Gen 20:)

(Gen 21:2-7; So Sarah became pregnant and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the appointed time that God had told him. Abraham named his son, whom Sarah bore to him “Isaac.” When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him just as God had commanded him to do. (Now Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.) Sarah said, “God has made me laugh. Everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” She went on to say, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have given birth to a son for him in his old age!”)

God chose and gave perpetual promises to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses and David through whose line The Descendent “Jesus the Messiah” would be born and through whom His New Covenant would be administered with Himself the Mediator for all who’d believe IN Him.

Lot, Ishmael and Jacob’s twin brother “Esau” were also recipients of promises, territory and like all gentles who’re chosen, “are spiritual Israelites - Christian’s - heirs with Abraham. Jesus’ apostle Paul explained.

(Galatians 3:26-29; 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.” (“The promise” always refers to the perpetual promises God gave Abraham and his descendents.)

Let’s repeat; God counts genuine loyalty as righteousness. Abraham’s believing IN faith was counted as righteousness. All who believe IN God as did Abraham are righteous in His view, but “can one believe IN God and not demonstrate obedience? Can a person be righteous in God’s view and not be clothed and immersed in Jesus’ loving commands? Is Godly faith and genuine loyalty one and the same? (Gen 1:6; The LORD considered Abraham’s response of faith as proof of genuine loyalty.)

Speaking of plagues, war and etc. God says that each person’s righteous behavior is their’s alone. (Ezekiel 14:20; “Even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as surely as I live, declares the sovereign LORD, they could not save their own son or daughter; they would save only their own lives by their righteousness.”)

The Old Covenant was through God the Son

and administered by angels. The Old Covenant

and All things were Created and still Sustained by

God the Son whose death made way for the

NEW COVENANT.

(Galatians 3:15-29; Brothers and sisters, I offer an example from everyday life: When a covenant has been ratified, even though it is only a human contract, no one can set it aside or add anything to it. Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his descendant. Scripture does not say, “and to the descendants,” referring to many, but “and to your Descendant,” referring to One, who is Christ.

(Gal 2:17-18; What I am saying is this: The law that came four hundred thirty years later (after promises to Abraham) does not cancel a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to invalidate The Promise. For if the inheritance is based on the law, it is no longer based on the promise, but God graciously gave it to Abraham through the promise.

(Gal 3:19-20; 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.

(Gal 3:21-22; 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.

(Gal 3:23-25; Now before ‘Jesus’’ 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 ‘in Jesus’ has come, we are no longer under a guardian.

(Gal 3:26-29; For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith “in Jesus.” 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.)

Instituting the New Covenant’s could only take place after the testator “Jesus’” death. “Jesus is the Lord God who contracted with ‘made a will with’ Israel regarding keeping of the law in order to receive blessings etc. Jesus’ cleansing of sin could only be through His shed blood.

Jesus called His apostles to have them administer His New Covenant’s spiritual components that parallel the law. His new has the image of the old, likened to and even more binding as we‘ll see explained.

(Hebrews 1:1-14; After God spoke long ago in various portions and in various ways to our ancestors through the prophets, in these last days He has spoken to us in a Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He created the world. The Son is the radiance of His glory and the representation of His essence, and He sustains all things by his powerful word, and so when He had accomplished cleansing for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. (4) Thus He became so far better than the angels as He has inherited a name superior to theirs. For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are My Son! Today I have fathered You”? And in another place he says, “I will be His father and He will be My son.”

(Heb 1:6-8; But when He again brings His firstborn into the world, He says, “Let all the angels of God worship Him!” And He says of the angels, “He makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire,” but of the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and a righteous scepter is the scepter of Your kingdom.”

(Heb 1:9-14; “You ’Jesus’ have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness. So God, your God, has anointed You over Your companions with the oil of rejoicing.” And, “You founded the earth in the beginning, Lord, and the heavens are the works of Your hands. They will perish, but You continue. And they will all grow old like a garment, and like a robe You will fold them up: and like a garment they will be changed, but You are the same and Your years will never run out.” But to which of the angels has He ever said, “Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet”? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to serve those who will inherit salvation?”)