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Mockeries of Truth, chapter 21

August 6th, 2019

8/6/19, God’s 5th month, 5th day of Av, 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

Repentance is about turning from the old inherited from Adam nature to the likeness of Jesus’ nature. Before Godly repentance is gifted, “we’re  spiritually led to recognize our self serving sin nature and gifted with a desire to turn from it.” The Holy Scripture defines sin as “lawlessness toward God” and its ultimate result eternal death. Eternal life is only gifted through God’s calling and gifting a Belief IN “God the Son’s blood sacrifice for the remission of our sins.” Jesus inspired His apostle Paul’s words on the subject.

(Philippians 2:12-18; So then, my dear ‘converted to Jesus’ way” 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. (14) Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without blemish though you live in a crooked and perverse society, in which you shine as lights in the world by holding on to the word of life so that on the day of Christ I will have a reason to boast that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain. (17) But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice together with all of you. And in the same way you also should be glad and rejoice together with me.”) We’re called to worship God with “awe and reverence, realizing our desire and effort are gifted for His good pleasure.

Much prophecy looks to these latter days. Latter days defined as since Jesus ascension, but more specifically its “days before and leading up to the “abomination of desolation” Jesus had Daniel speak about.

(Matt 24:15 “So when you see the abomination of desolation – spoken about by Daniel the prophet – standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), then those in Judea must flee to the mountains. The one on the roof must not come down to take anything out of his house, and the one in the field must not turn back to get his cloak. (19) Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing their babies in those days! Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. For then there will be great suffering unlike anything that has happened from the beginning of the world until now, or ever will happen. (22) And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the Elect those days will be cut short. Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There He is!’ do not believe him. (24) For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the Elect. Remember, I have told you ahead of time. So then, if someone says to you, ‘Look, He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out, or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe him. (27) For just like the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”)

Reference to the abomination of desolation is Jesus’ allusion to Daniel 9:27. Though some have seen the fulfillment of Daniel’s prophecy in the actions of Antiochus IV (or a representative of his) in 167 B.C., the words of Jesus seem to indicate that Antiochus was not the final fulfillment, but that there was (from Jesus’ perspective) still another fulfillment yet to come. Some argue that this was realized in A.D. 70, while others claim that it refers specifically to Antichrist and will not be fully realized until the period of the great tribulation at the end of the age (See Mark 13:14, 19, 24; and Rev 3:10.)

The 167 B. C. Antiochus is said to have been hostile toward the God of Israel and he sacrificed hog blood. Abomination of desolation seems to be that of desecrating places and times holy to God’s people.  Jesus’ Philadelphia and Laodicea Churches seems to represent the time before things holy to God’s people are desecrated. Consider a portion of Jesus’ prophecy.

(Rev 3:9-13; “Listen! I am going to make those people from the synagogue of Satan – who say they are Jews ‘Christian’ yet are not, but are lying – Look, I will make them come and bow down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. (10) Because you have kept My admonition to endure steadfastly, I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is about to come on the whole world to test those who live on the earth. (11) I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have so that no one can take away your crown. The one who conquers ‘overcomes’ I will make a pillar in the temple of My God, and He will never depart from it. I “Jesus” will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God (the new Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven from My God), and My new name as well. The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”) Bare in mind “the originator of God’s creation is giving these prophecies to His people who’re not as spiritual as He’d like .

(Rev 3:14-22; “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the originator of God’s creation: ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either cold or hot! So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of My mouth! (17) Because you say, “I am rich and have acquired great wealth, and need nothing,” but do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked, take My advice and buy gold from Me refined by fire so you can become rich! Buy from Me white clothing so you can be clothed and your shameful nakedness will not be exposed, and buy eye salve to put on your eyes so you can see! (19) All those I love, I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent! Listen! I am standing at the door and knocking! If anyone hears My voice and opens the door I will come into his home and share a meal with him, and he with Me. (21) I will grant the one who conquers ’overcomes’ permission to sit with Me on My throne, just as I too conquered and sat down with My Father on His throne. The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”) Consider Jesus’ parable about laborers and “last being first.” Matt 20:8-16)

.   Part of understanding God’s love is to consider His hatred of idolatrous evil, that’s rampant in this end time age. Soon after Pentecost following Jesus’ ascension, evil intending people crept in God’s churches. Each apostle warned of the outcome. Jude particularly wrote of the apostasy he seen taking place. (Jesus’ parable about the last becoming first, alludes to people in this latter age and perhaps more particularly these few years proceeding Jesus‘ return.)

Unbelieving idolatrous people in this age are like the people Paul described. The vast majority’s mind set is, “sit down to eat and drink and rise up to play.” We each do need to consider the cost of following Jesus’ example.

(Luke 14:27-33; “Whoever does not carry his own cross and follow Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn’t sit down first and compute the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish the tower, all who see it will begin to make fun of him. They will say, ‘This person began to build and was not able to finish!’ Or what king, going out to confront another king in battle, will not sit down first and determine whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? If he cannot succeed, he will send a representative while the other is still a long way off and ask for terms of peace. In the same way therefore not one of you can be My disciple if he does not renounce all his own possessions.”)

Followers of Jesus must reckon, “come to terms with the fact” following Jesus makes us peculiar to this world’s populations and “despicable to the societies where we live!” Jesus said it, “a servant is not greater than his master.” Meaning, “they hated Me, they will hate you.”

(1Cor 10:12-13; “So let the one who thinks he is standing be careful that he does not fall. No trial has overtaken you that is not faced by others. “Meaning: common among Christians.” And God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it.”)

What an awesome and much needed promise!

Paul’s next subject is about fleeing idolatry and needs our meditation. What is Idolatry? Can it be, “thinking highly of one’s own opinion?” Can it be setting aside times dedicated to honor pagan gods? Could it be questioning God?

Paul’s thinking Passover season’s example of putting sin away.

(1Cor 10:14-17; “So then, my dear friends, flee from idolatry. I am speaking to thoughtful people. Consider what I say. Is not the cup of blessing that we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread that we break a sharing in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all share the one bread.”)

The holy spirit’s imputation makes us mentally and spiritually atOne with our Creator and other Christians.

To worship in spirit and truth we must know Jesus’ Message. The Message must be supernaturally revealed as it was to Jesus’ apostles, after His ascension. See John 20:22.

Remember Jesus’ Word, “if possible even the Elect would be deceived.” See Matthew 24:24. By His mercy, “truth is revealed to His Elect.

Reflect on Jesus’ words through Paul. “The servant is not greater than his Master!” Its natural when people think themselves intellectual, they question God’s purpose regarding most all things. Who are we mere humans that dare question.

The blood Christ sacrificed for the remission of lawlessness, “sin” gives His Elect a desire to give up what seemed right and reckon ourselves belonging to God. (ONE bread, one Jesus, one truth, one God the Father and one sanctified, “set aside“ people.) Lets not forget, “All the things previously written in God’s holy book are for our learning!” Paul is writing, this Corinthian letter during or soon after the “Passover Unleavened Bread season.”

(1Cor 10:18-22; “Look at the people of Israel. Are not those who eat the sacrifices partners in the altar? Am I saying that idols or food sacrificed to them amount to anything? No, I mean that what the pagans sacrifice is to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be partners with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot take part in the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Or are we trying to provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we really stronger than He is?”)

Jesus taught through Paul, that Satan and his followers manifest themselves as angels of light and attempt to shield truths from God’s Saints.” (Review 2Corinthians 4:4, again)

We know by revelation and God’s Word, “ the instinctive fleshly inherited from Adam nature, can’t conceive of the fact that this worlds divided religions are Satan’s clutches, “churches!” We must proclaim God’s Truth and teach “people yielding to paganism are in idolatrous bondage.”

Mockeries of Truth, chapter 20

August 4th, 2019

8/4/19, God’s 5th month, 3rd day of Av, 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

Today’s educational systems, so called science and governments (particularly western) whose citizens once looked to the Lord God Jesus “the God of Abraham” for guidance, now look to a multitude of imaginary gods as did the pagans of Sodom and Gomorrah. Most citizens of western countries once displayed the Hebrew Bible in their homes but today’s western nation systems and denominations don’t teach the God of absolutes, “rather various condoning all things gods.” Such demonic divisionary paganism is the primary cause of  violence in our lands. (Methods and tools used for violence aren’t causes, “causes are a lack of absolute truths taught in our systems.”) Worshiping gods who aren‘t gods at all. A belief IN teaching “the ten commandments, the first four telling how to worship God and the final six telling how to treat our fellow citizens” would solve much. Jesus’ apostle Paul wrote to people who’d once trusted in the true God, “but got sidetracked by condoning divisionary force like the one’s causing today’s chaos. There’s more based on Godly love.

(Galatians 4:7-12; “So you ’followers of Jesus’  are no longer slaves but Sons, and if you are a Son, then you are also an heir through God. Formerly when you “Christians’ did not know God, you were enslaved to beings that by nature are not gods at all. (9) But now that you have come to know God (or rather to be known by God), how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless basic forces? Do you want to be enslaved to them all over again? You are ‘back to’ observing religious days and months and seasons and years. I fear for you that my work for you may have been in vain. I beg you, brothers and sisters, become like me, because I have become like you. You have done me no wrong!”)

Outgoing concern for others is the case Paul makes for support of Jesus’ good news. As with the law, God gave a ‘welfare” support system based on love of the way. A love of the way like Jesus’ teaching regarding the Sabbath; “The Sabbath being made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” God’s absolute way is the way of love. Chaos doesn’t erupt among people who love God as He‘s manifested to be in holy scripture..

(1Cor 9:6-12; “Or do only Barnabas and I lack the right not to work? Who ever serves in the army at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat its fruit? Who tends a flock and does not consume its milk? Am I saying these things only on the basis of common sense, or does the law not say this as well? For it is written in the law of Moses, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.” (Quote from Deut 25:4) God is not concerned here about oxen, is He? Or is He not surely speaking for our benefit? It was written for us, because the one plowing and threshing ought to work in hope of enjoying the harvest. If we sowed spiritual blessings among you, is it too much to reap material things from you? If others receive this right from you, are we, ’apostles’ not more deserving?”) Like minded people should support the spread of Jesus’ good news.

(1Cor 9:12-18; “But we ‘apostles’ have not made use of this right. Instead we endure everything so that we may not be a hindrance to the gospel of Christ. Don’t you know that those who serve in the temple eat food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar receive a part of the offerings? In the same way the Lord commanded those who proclaim the gospel to receive their living by the gospel. But I have not used any of these rights. And I am not writing these things so that something will be done for me. In fact, it would be better for me to die, than – no one will deprive me of my reason for boasting! For if I preach the gospel, I have no reason for boasting, because I am compelled to do this. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward. But if I do it unwillingly, I am entrusted with a responsibility. What then is my reward? That when I preach the gospel I may offer the gospel free of charge, and so not make full use of my rights in the gospel.”)

Paul is encouraging Believers IN to support blessed on their ability to give financial aid.

(1Cor 9:19-22; “For since I am free from all I can make myself a slave to all, in order to gain even more people. To the Jews I became like a Jew to gain the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law) to gain those under the law. To those free from the law I became like one free from the law (though I am not free from God’s law but under the law of Christ) to gain those free from the law. To the weak I became weak in order to gain the weak. I have become all things to all people, so that by all means some may be saved.”) (That last sentence in the KJV reads, “This I do for the gospel’s sake that I may be partakers with you.”)

That I may save some? Paul’s whole emphases throughout his teaching is about God’s calling, revealing Himself and delivering from sin. Paul is not saying, “I have authority to save.” (He is saying, “Jesus may call and save some through my efforts.”)

Understanding Jesus’ good news and being a recipient of God’s holy spirit of truth, puts a love for God’s Way in our minds. Paul as each Believer must, “looked to God for the definition of right, wrong, good and evil.” This made Paul a Believer IN and free from doing what may seem right to his fleshly desires. We should meditate on that. It’s what’s meant by; “being clothed with or immersed in Christ.”

(1Cor 9:23-27; “I do all these things because of the gospel, so that I can be a participant in it. Do you not know that all the runners in a stadium compete, but only one receives the prize? So run to win. Each competitor must exercise self-control in everything. They do it to receive a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. So I do not run uncertainly or box like one who hits only air. Instead I subdue my body and make it my slave, so that after preaching to others I myself will not be disqualified.”)

Believers IN, are looking forward to participating in God’s kingdom. Practicing self control through the power of God’s spirit in us, is being submissive to the will of God. Loving what and how He loves. To love as God loves is to hate evil. So lets be mindful of overcoming to the end.

Holy Creator God: we pray Your inspired word opens minds and draws some to Yourself. Grant Your gift of repentance and give us persevering wills. We pray these things in the nature and name of Jesus. AMEN.

We Christians are led to seek, learn God’s Way, turn from paganism and overcome our inherited nature to the end. (The word, “overcome” is King James translation. (“Conquer” is Net Bible translation.) The meaning is the same. Each relating to our being saved and is recorded several times in God’s Word. (John 16:33, Rom 3:4, Rom 12:21, 1 John 2:13-18, 1 John 4:4-11 and Revelations 17:14) Animalistic love doesn’t grow nor overcome as does God’s gifted love.

(Romans 12:9-21; “Godly” love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil, cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another with mutual love, showing eagerness in honoring one another. Do not lag in zeal, be enthusiastic in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, endure in suffering, persist in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the Saints, pursue hospitality. Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil; consider what is good before all people. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all people. Do not avenge yourselves, dear friends, but give place to God’s wrath, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. Rather, if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing this you will be heaping burning coals on his head. (21) Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”) Quotes from Deut 32:35 and Prov 25:21-22.

Jesus’ apostle Paul’s intent was to overcome the pulls of the flesh to the end. These latter day educational, denominational and government traditions condone yielding to fleshly lust and calling it love.

(1Cor 9:26-27; “So I do not run uncertainly or box like one who hits only air. Instead I subdue my body and make it my slave, so that after preaching to others I myself will not be disqualified.”) People whose worship revolve around, “roman calendar holidays are as a people fighting the wind!”

(1Cor 10:1-4; “For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our fathers were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they were all drinking from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.”)

Above is one of many places, teaching that Jesus was the Lord, “the Deliverer” that led Israel from Egyptian bondage, gave the ten commandments and oracles of God. Israel’s Egyptian bondage is recorded for our learning, “Egypt personified a pagan sin much like our western nations are corrupting themselves in.

This same Jesus the apostles served has been leading “His called out people from sin’s darkness / bondage, in each age.” The Israelites were baptized, “immersed” in a water cloud around them.” Christians are immersed in and clothed with Jesus’ spirit imputed to the mind making each atOne with Him and God the Father.

(1Cor 10:5-11; “But God was not pleased with most of them, for they were cut down in the wilderness. These things happened as examples for us, so that we will not crave evil things as they did. So do not be idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.” And let us not be immoral, as some of them were, and twenty-three thousand died in a single day. And let us not put Christ to the test, as some of them did, and were destroyed by snakes. And do not complain, as some of them did, and were killed by the destroying angel. These things happened to them as examples and were written for our instruction, on whom the ends of the ages have come.”)

Mockeries of Truth, chapter 19

August 1st, 2019

8/1/19, God’s 4th month, 28th day of Tamuz, 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

Prosperous - not so prosperous nations “who don’t give God thanks for blessings are belligerent in many ways.” Boastfulness about space explorations, attempting to outdo one another with weapons of war is the demonic way and leading to destruction. It’s a repeat of the Babylon experience we’ll speak to later. Only Believers IN understand.

(Matthew 19:29-30; “And whoever has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for My sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. (30) But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”)

“Last” obviously refers to people who’re called to serve in this age since Jesus’ ascension. Only recipients of God’s holy spirit of truth have Jesus’ mindset on the subject. Lets review.

(John 7:37-39; “On the last day of the feast, “of Tabernacles” the greatest day, Jesus stood up and shouted out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me, and let the one who believes IN Me drink. Just as the scripture says, ‘From within him will flow rivers of living water.’” (Now He, “Jesus” said this about the Spirit, whom those who believe IN Him were going to receive, for the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.)

As noted in a previous study, Jesus instructed His followers to stay in Jerusalem, “until I send you what My Father promised.”

(Luke 24:48-49; “You ‘apostles’ are witnesses of these things. And look, I am sending you what My Father promised. But stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”)

God’s imputed spirit to the mind “is a clothing an immersing with a desire to be atOne with Him.” Recipients of God’s spirit, “are each literal children of God the Father” and His foundational calendar given to His set aside people. A calendar rooted with the Israelites after inheriting the Judean area. His calendar day count began on re-creation day at sunset. As the earth turns on it‘s axis days start and end at sunset. (It’s a good time to entertain that this earth as we know it is a re-creation.” The Noah time flood wasn’t the first. The first apparently destroyed and set the stage for earth’s re-creation and life creations as we observe today.

Preparing to make the way for God’s chosen to be atOne with Himself includes His pre-planning the rise and fall of nations. Satan’s role in confusing people with high minded ambitions to assert self ruling dominions: “leading people to think one world governing authority without God.” God gives us the history of Babylon for our learning.

Genesis 11:1-4; “The whole earth had a common language and a common vocabulary. When the people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. Then they said to one another, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” (They had brick instead of stone and tar instead of mortar.) Then they said, “Come, let’s build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens so that we may make a name for ourselves. Otherwise we will be scattered across the face of the entire earth.” (God was then and is still allowing mankind to go the way that seems right to himself.)

(Gen 11:5-9; “But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower that the people had started building. And the Lord said, “If as one people all sharing a common language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be beyond them. Come, let’s go down and confuse their language so they won’t be able to understand each other.” So the Lord scattered them from there across the face of the entire earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why its name was called Babel – because there the Lord confused the language of the entire world, and from there the Lord scattered them across the face of the entire earth.”)

Babel, “a parody on the pride of Babylon.” In Babylonian literature the name “bab-ili” meant “the gate of God.” Hebrew’s language meaning is confusion. Apparently Satan was privileged to know “God’s plan for gifting people with eternal life and His millennial reign on earth shared with them.” So Satan planned a counterfeit, “attempting to confuse, make diversion and destructive wars.” But God’s plan is sure and He’ll cut time short for the Elect’s sake. (Again, study Matthew 24:) A single governing authority instigated by Satan using man will be short lived. Satan was the influence behind the people of old Babylon and is influencing today’s leaders. A counterfeit peace and a dark demonic system is now moving the world toward a demonic centralization.

Satan’s influences on people really took hold when he influenced the nations to adopt a calendar based on the western hemisphere winter equinox and traditions from gentile people’s imaginary gods. Non-Israelite cultures had long since adopted various forms of sun and planet worship, so with demonic influence, about 300 years after Jesus’ ascension Satan inspired the demonic equinox centered calendar that helps camouflage Jesus’ Way. Pushing a proselyte, “world wide belief” of paganism on societies. Thus, counterfeit Christianity and other cults. (Pagan customs carried over from the very people whose lands God gave the Israelites because of their sins, are wide spread among people using Jesus’ name.)

According to the prophecies Jesus gives us  through His prophet Daniel, “and alluded to personally” Satan’s demonic world wide system is on a destructive path. The adoption of Satan’s lies and systems of things has and will continue to cause persecutions of God’s people. Jesus and His apostles gave their lives for His truths.

(Matthew 24:9-28; “Then they will hand you, “followers of Me” over to be persecuted and will kill you. You will be hated by all the nations because of My name. Then many will be led into sin, and they will betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will appear and deceive many, and because lawlessness will increase so much, the love of many will grow cold. (13) But the person who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.”)

The end of this age; “end of this world’s system as we know it.” Then the beginning of a new age of peace and righteous judgment. God’s truth will then cover as water covers the sea. Satan will be bound and God’s calendar revealed universally.

(Matthew 24:15-28; “So when you see the abomination of desolation – spoken about by Daniel the prophet – standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), then those in Judea must flee to the mountains. The one on the roof must not come down to take anything out of his house, and the one in the field must not turn back to get his cloak. Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing their babies in those days! Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. For then there will be great suffering unlike anything that has happened from the beginning of the world until now, or ever will happen. And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the Elect those days will be cut short. (23) Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There He is!’ do not believe him. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the Elect. Remember, I have told you ahead of time. So then, if someone says to you, ‘Look, He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out, or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe him. For just like the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”)

We don’t claim to know all the particulars of “abomination of destination” part of it is apparently desecrating holy sites and particularly God’s calendar which the hostile unbelieving world hates. These truths went out and are still going out as a witness to the nations, “from several God ordained sources.”

After Jesus gave the multitude His parable about the sowers of seed; Jesus explained the parable to His disciples. (Mark 4:10-12; When Jesus was alone, those around Him with the twelve asked Him about the parables. He said to them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those outside, everything is in parables, so that although they look they may look but not see, and although they hear they may hear but not understand, so they may not repent and be forgiven.” (Quoting the words He gave Isaiah and had recorded at Isaiah 6:9-10, “thus parables both conceal or reveal depending on whether one is open to hearing what they teach”)

(Matt 4:13-20; Jesus said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? Then how will you understand any parable? The sower sows the Word. These “people” are the ones on the path where the Word is sown: Whenever they hear, immediately Satan comes and snatches the Word that was sown “spoken” to them. These “words” are the ones sown on rocky ground: As soon as they hear the Word, they receive it with joy. But they have no root in themselves “weak ones, not believing IN” and do not endure. Then, when trouble or persecution comes, because of the Word, immediately they fall away. (18) Others are the ones sown among thorns: They are those who hear the Word, but worldly cares, the seductiveness of wealth, and the desire for other things come in and choke the Word, and it produces nothing. But these are the ones sown on good soil: They hear the Word and receive it and bear fruit, one thirty times as much, one sixty, and one a hundred.”)

Paul knew Jesus’ prophecy through Daniel and Jesus’ alluding to it. So Paul thinking these prophetic times were at hand, advised the people accordingly. Paul’s concern about socializing with idol worshiper practices was for those weak in the faith.

We Christians may not recognize individuals God is calling; “so it seems that we should assume it could be anyone.” Paul’s practices made him free and he didn’t want to cause a weak person to falter.

(1Cor 9:1-5; “Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord? If I am not an apostle to others, at least I am to you, for you are the confirming sign of my apostleship in the Lord. (3) This is my defense to those who examine me. Do we not have the right to financial support? Do we not have the right to the company of a believing wife, like the other apostles and the Lord’s brothers and Peter?”)

Paul taught that his work as an apostle should be supported by Believers IN, but he never taught or insinuated that the people under worldly governments taxation systems should tithe. God’s tithing system was to support the synagogues, priest, government under His direction and a welfare system. We should give for the spreading of Jesus’ good news according to gifted desire, effort and ability. Note: Paul indicated James and Peter had wives.

Mockeries of Truth, chapter 18

July 30th, 2019

7/30/19, God’s 4th month, 27th day of Tamuz, 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

When speaking to Nicodemus, Jesus explained the miracle of being, “born again.” (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.” See John 3:5-8.)

Jesus was likely born during the third annual holy season. During the Feast of Tabernacles season, (Trumpets the first day of the seventh month, Atonement the tenth, Feast the fifteenth or Last Great Day the twenty second. It seems that His exact birth date is purposely camouflaged as is Moses’ burial place. He did set aside times looking back and forward to pre-planned points regarding our saving, peace on earth and judgment. No particular grave site nor birthday is set aside for worship. It isn’t recorded that Jesus celebrated His or anyone else’s birthday. The holy annual Sabbath, “Trumpets” could have been chosen for Jesus’ birth because it foreshadows Jesus triumphant return to rule this earth for one thousand years before New Jerusalem with God the Father comes down.

We “Believers IN” know this earth and heavenly bodies are sustained by our Creator Lord God Jesus. He sustains the sun, causing it to burn precisely according to plan. He keeps this earth moving precisely, creating the seasons. This earth’s moon at the exact distant, controlling the ocean tides etc. Our Creator is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and ending. God our Father’s plan for Jesus’ millennial reign on earth will happen on His schedule.

Jesus’ apostles proclaimed Creator Jesus as He’s manifest Himself to be and taught these truths. (He and they teach us to “believe IN Him as Creator, not His creations.) Initially Jesus’ apostles thought His second return with power to rule would likely be in their life time. (Paul wrote; “And I say this, brothers and sisters: The time is short. So then those who have wives should be as those who have none, those with tears like those not weeping, those who rejoice like those not rejoicing, those who buy like those without possessions, those who use the world as though they were not using it to the full. For the present shape of this world is passing away.” 1Corinthians 7:29-35)

We married Christians can see the logic in what Paul is teaching. Pleasing a mate is suppose to divide one’s attention. Remember, Paul is giving his opinion from two points of view. (Thinking Jesus’ prophecies recorded at Matthew 24 were at hand and it being natural to please one’s mate even as themselves. The same principle regarding children.

(1Cor 7:36-38; “If anyone “a father” thinks he is acting inappropriately toward his virgin, if she is past the bloom of youth (Referring to engagement: “if she is past the critical point,” “if passions are strong.” (The word, “passion here” literally means “to be past the high point.”) and it seems necessary, he should do what he wishes; he does not sin. Let them marry. But the man who is firm in his commitment and is under no necessity but has control over his will, and has decided in his own mind to keep his own virgin does well. So then, the one who “allows” marriage of his own virgin “daughter” does well, but the one who does not, does better.”)

The custom of fathers giving daughters for marriage goes way back. Remember Jacob worked seven years for his choice mate, only to be given the older sister; then another seven years for his choice. Paul is writing to Believers IN God’s Way. A Believers IN shouldn’t marry a nonbeliever.

(1Cor 7:39-40; “A wife is bound as long as her husband is living. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes (only someone in the Lord). But in my opinion, she will be happier if she remains as she is – and I think that I too have the Spirit of God!”)

God’s rule for His chosen people is, “they shouldn’t enter into marriage with pagans.” Should not be unevenly yoked! (See 2Corinthians 6:4)

(1Cor 8:1-3 “With regard to food sacrificed to idols, we know that “we all have knowledge.” Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. If someone thinks he knows something, he does not yet know to the degree that he needs to know. But if someone loves God, he is known by God.”)

We fleshly beings don’t know to the degree we need to, we know if we love God it’s because God loved us first, by revealing Himself. Only when His attributes are revealed can we love God and His Ways. Worldly knowledge, “that is education” puffs up and makes the fleshly minded natural person feel superior to the less educated. Such people then want to lord over others.

(1Cor 8:4-6; “With regard then to eating food sacrificed to idols, we know that “an idol in this world is nothing” and that “there is no God but One.” If after all there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), yet for us “we Christians” there is One God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we live, and One Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we live.”) (A side note: “had Paul believed the Holy Spirit to be deity with God the Father and God the Son, he missed the perfect opportunity in verse 4-6.)

Paul is again reinforcing his own words at Colossians 1:15-20, John’s introduction words recorded at John 1:1-5 and Hebrews 1:.

Demonic led societies rationalize about the sun and various planets permanency and began looking to God’s creation; “rather than to our loving law giving Creator who sustains all things.” Prideful people allow self devised opinions, look to divided clerics, thus are divided and confusion. It’s an unbelieving hostile nature that’ll prevail until Jesus’ return and Satan bound. Christians know sacrificing to an idol is nothing but a bad example for unbelievers. Consider why God would NOT want us sacrificing to idols? The Israelites were and we Christians are a set aside “sanctified” people; called to be an example in the world. (As Paul concluded for himself, “All things are lawful for me” – but not everything is beneficial. “All things are lawful for me” – but I will not be controlled by anything.” 1Cor 6:12)

Let’s be mindful of our example and realize “what we practice is what we worship.” We shouldn’t practice things rooted in paganism.

(1Cor 8:7-10; “But this knowledge is not shared by all. And some, by being accustomed to idols in former times, eat this food as an idol sacrifice and “their conscience because it is weak is defiled.” Now food will not bring us close to God. We are no worse if we do not eat and no better if we do. (Eat things sacrificed to idols.) (9) But be careful that this liberty of yours does not become a hindrance to the weak. For if someone weak sees you who possess knowledge dining in an idol’s temple, will not his conscience be “strengthened” to eat food offered to idols?”)

A person known by God; “is normally a person that loves God” and isn’t affected by idols, nor food sacrificed to an idol since we know an idol is nothing but a figment of another’s imagination. However our participation indicates a condoning that damages the conscience of people weak in the faith.

(1Cor 8:11-13; “So by your knowledge the weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed. If you sin against your brothers or sisters in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. (13) For this reason, if “sacrificed” food “meats” causes my brother or sister to sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I may not cause one of them to sin.”)

Our practices shouldn’t mimic this demonic world’s populations. We need to remember why we’re sanctified. When we suffer for the cause of Jesus, our mindset should be “so be it.” Idols and idolatry is at every turn in every society and God’s Word identifies Christians as “Christ Like People.” Until God opens a person’s understanding, “most idolize their own understanding, intellect, attitudes and ways that seem right to their inherited from Adam fleshly instinctive nature.” A nature inherited by all people, “that only God can supernaturally change.”

Consider these spiritual principles. (1) Our outlook needs to be, considerate of others, (2) things formally written are for we who’re called last, (3) for our learning and encouragement, (4) AND Eternal life is only inherited through Jesus.

In Matthew 20: Jesus’ parable is about late workers being paid the same wage as those hired early. Culminating in verses 15-16, Jesus says; “Am I not permitted to do what I want with what belongs to Me? ‘are you envious because I am generous?’ So the last will be first, and the first last.”)

Jesus’ apostle Paul teaches us, “everything written in former times are written for our instruction and for the particular reason of unity.”

(Romans 15:3-6; “For even Christ did not please Himself, but just as it is written, “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on Me.” 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. Now may the God of endurance and comfort give you unity with one another in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”)

God is about unity in heaven and on earth. Unity in His coming kingdom on earth, unity among believers IN, “His church” and unity in families.

Mockeries of God’s Truth, chapter 17

July 27th, 2019

7/27/19, God’s 4th month, 16th day of Tamuz, 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

When the seventh day holy Sabbath isn’t remembered people soon forget the essentials of creation and why we’re made in God’s image and likeness. God made the seventh day holy, rested and reflected. Normally people who think the Sabbath has been changed soon disregard the day they think it was changed to and consider it a frolic day. The same then soon began worshiping tradition and so called science rather than our Creator.

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It seems obvious from Paul’s words here to the saints of Colossae and Laodicea that he believed his words, written to one church, were equally applicable to other churches as well. Thus, the Book of Colossians was intended to be circulated to others. This is consistent with the nature of truth: truth is universally true. Something that is true in 2,000 B.C. is still true in 2,000 A.D. Something that is true in Corinth in Paul’s day, is still true in Columbus, Ohio or Cape Town, South Africa today.

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Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the person dedicated to God may be capable and equipped for every good work (2Timothy 3:16-17).

I encourage you, then, be imitators of me. For this reason, I have sent Timothy to you, who is my dear and faithful son in the Lord. He will remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in every church (1Corinthians 4:16-17).

Nevertheless, as the Lord has assigned to each one, as God has called each person, so must he live I give this sort of direction in all the churches (1Corinthians 7:17).

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  The following scriptural text prove that the Lord speaking through Moses was in fact Jesus.” (Study John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:15-22 and Hebrews 1:1-4 again; “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. Thus he became so far better than the angels as He has inherited a name superior to theirs.”

The world isn’t gifted to recognize; “annual Sabbaths are holy to God and believers IN Jesus” they foreshadow Jesus’ being the Messiah and reason for the three seasons, “Passover, Feast of First Fruits and Feast of Tabernacles.

(Leviticus 23:4-8; “‘These are the Lord’s appointed times, holy assemblies, which you must proclaim at their appointed time. In the first month, “Abib - Nisan” on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, is a Passover offering to the Lord. Then on the fifteenth day of the same month will be the Festival of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; seven days you must eat unleavened bread. On the first day “the 15th” there will be a holy assembly for you; you must not do any regular work. You must present a gift to the Lord for seven days, and the seventh day is a holy assembly; you must not do any regular work.’”) (The Passover season contains two of God’s seven annual Sabbaths.)

Sabbaths are made for man, not man for the Sabbaths. Made so followers of Jesus could keep focused on His Way. Putting leavening out symbolizes putting sin out of our lives. Assembling on God’s set aside holy times shows respect to and worship of. Recognizing God is the giver of all good things. There is no set aside time, for not worshiping.

The importance of Passover, “the 14th day of God’s first month, plus the 15th and 22nd annual Sabbaths, look back and forward to Jesus’ blood sacrifice for the remission of sin and our need to overcome to the end. God’s chosen people’s “Israel’s” deliverance was a type of our individual deliverance. Through Moses, Jesus delivered the Israelites from Egyptian bondage, “sin” on the exact preplanned day and much later as pre-planned gave Himself for the remission of sin on the exact day planned. (See Exodus 12:40) The word, “Israel” has the MEANING, “God Fights.”

Israel’s time in bondage to Egypt was exactly 430 years and was told to Abraham. Jacob’s son, “Joseph” was made Jesus’ servant and ruler under the Egyptian Pharaoh. Through Joseph God settled the Israelites in Egypt. Jesus had promised Abraham, “his descendents would be in bondage and their delivery preplanned.” That promise looked forward to a greater spiritual delivery of Abraham‘s spiritual descendents. (See Galatians 3:29) Moses was called to be a type of the coming Deliverer. Jesus is our Deliverer and our Passover Lamb.

Jesus kept the Passover with humility, demonstrating love, washing His disciples feet and teaching that eternal life is through Himself. (Jesus “The Vine” and we followers are the branches. (See John 1:5) Jesus had the prophets, foretell His death, burial, resurrection, second return and is still teaching us through His apostles. Jesus’ death and burial was on the 14th day of Nisan- Abib. They hurried to put Him in the tomb before the annual, fifteenth day of Nisan Sabbath. (Not the weekly Sabbath, even if the weekly fell on the same day as the annual.)

From the weekly, “wave sheaf offering Sabbath” begins the fifty day count to Pentecost. (The second holy season and third annual Sabbath, “the feast of first fruits.” (Pentecost meaning “to count fifty” and God’s third of seven annual Sabbaths. Demonstrating the importance of Pentecost to Himself, “God the Father sent His holy spirit of truth” to dwell in His chosen people on that Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension.

Jesus told His apostles to wait in Jerusalem for this promise. Pentecost is the birth day of God‘s new testament church. .

The third, holy to God season. (see Exodus 23:14-19) (Deut 16:16-17) includes the last four of seven annual Sabbaths. Trumpets, Atonement, the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day. Trumpets is on the first day of God’s seventh month, Atonement the tenth day, the Feast of Tabernacles the fifteenth day and seventh annual Sabbath, the 22nd and the eighth day of the feast. The seventh annual Sabbath, called, “the Last Great Day.” (Lev 23:23-36)

Again lets study Jesus’ recorded spoken words as He kept this “Last Great Day.”

(John 7:37-39; “On the Last Day of the feast, the greatest day, Jesus stood up and shouted out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me, and let the one who believes IN Me drink. Just as the scripture says, ‘From within him will flow rivers of living water.’” (Now He said this about the Spirit, whom those who believed IN Him were going to receive, for the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.)

God planned that the holy spirit of truth be given miraculously and with power on that Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension. (Likened to the wind, His spirit was gifted.)

The present world’s most accepted calendar is the Roman calendar. Created to appease gentile populations. Its new year attempts to coincide with the winter equinox. God’s calendar first month falls around March - April and His seventh around October. God’s months begins on each new moon. (Google, “Jewish calendar” if interested in keeping attuned with God‘s calendar.

Mockeries of Truth, chapter 16

July 26th, 2019

7/26/19, God’s 4th month, 16th day of Tamuz, 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

God’s kingdom foundation is Jesus. Review Colossians 1:15-20 from last study. It was known before Adam’s creation that our loving Creator Jesus would later come in the flesh, shed His own blood so “people’s sins could be remitted and inherit eternal life through His shedding His life‘s blood.” Seemingly this was shared “at least in part” with angelic beings. We speculate that Satan and his followers became jealous over God’s plan to make it possible for humans to ultimately become literal children of God and be over angels. There’s not a lot of information relative to our ultimate association with angels, but there’s much information about angels looking out for we fleshly beings. When Jesus’ apostle Paul was teaching the church at Corinth about righteously judging fellow church members, he writes; (1Cor 6:3; “Do you not know that we will judge angels? Why not ordinary matters!”)

Jude was inspired to make comparisons between disobedient angelic beings and people committing apostasy. Rejected God’s authority, slander, make decisions from within their hostile inherited nature, traveling down Cain’s path, committing the same errors of Balaam’s and Korah‘s. Note: Jude goes all the way back to the time of Israel’s deliverance and Balaam’s later coaching the Israelites to sin.

(Jude 1:8-13; Yet these men, as a result of their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority and insult the glorious ones. But even when Michael the archangel was arguing with the devil and debating with him concerning Moses’ body, he did not dare to bring a slanderous judgment, but said, “May the Lord rebuke you!” (10) But these men do not understand the things they slander, and they are being destroyed by the very things that, like irrational animals, they instinctively comprehend. Woe to them! For they have traveled down Cain’s path, and because of greed have abandoned themselves to Balaam’s error; hence, they will certainly perish in Korah’s rebellion. These men are dangerous reefs at your love feasts, feasting without reverence, feeding only themselves. They are waterless clouds, carried along by the winds; autumn trees without fruit – twice dead, uprooted; wild sea waves, spewing out the foam of their shame; wayward stars for whom the utter depths of eternal darkness have been reserved.”)

Followers of Jesus should know we’re in the latter days when Jesus’ Matthew 24: prophecies are near unfolding. Paul thought these days were close when he wrote.

(1Cor 7:29-31; And I say this, brothers and sisters: The time is short. So then those who have wives should be as those who have none, those with tears like those not weeping, those who rejoice like those not rejoicing, those who buy like those without possessions, those who use the world as though they were not using it to the full. For the present shape of this world is passing away.”)

Paul lived in times similar to these later days. To him and many today, it seems Jesus’ return will be soon. But it’s not yet, UNLESS God the Father cuts the time really short. WHY? The world is not quite like Sodom and Gomorra but moving fast! (Study Matthew 24:)

Whether it be a short or long time, our life spans are short. Our physical deaths ends the overcoming time we have in this age. Our time on this earth is a testing. Be mindful that many are not called in this age and Jesus’ Word will ultimately be the judge of all. Let’s repeat and review John’s teaching.

(John 12:47-50; “If anyone hears My words and does not obey them, I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. The one who rejects Me and does not accept My words has a judge; the WORD I HAVE SPOKEN WILL JUDGE HIM AT THE LAST DAY. For I have not spoken from My own authority, but the Father Himself who sent Me has commanded Me what I should say and what I should speak. (50) And I know that His commandment is ETERNAL LIFE. Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told Me.”)

Some well meaning people are NOT called in this age for reasons we do not fully understand. Good intentions do not translate to a believing IN God as He manifest Himself to be. (Part of the good news is; “a resurrection, and opening of minds awaits many in the age to come.) Many well intending people will likely repent during Jesus’ millennial rule, some arrogant may not. (Review 1Corinthians 6:9-11 and Revelations 21:5-8)

A large majority in this age are in darkness and rejects Jesus just as He and God the Father knew they would. Jesus prophesied. (If possible even God’s Elect would be deceived.) When Satan is bound and Jesus revealed people will have no excuse for not believing IN Jesus. (When Jesus returns, the deceiver bound, knowledge of God will cover as water the sea; many people will be resurrected as was Lazarus. Many will repent for having lived the way that seemed right to their fleshly inherited nature.) People loving evil, “as Jesus describes evil” will die a second death. Jesus’ revelations to John on the subject needs to be repeated.

(Revelations 21:5-8; “And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new!” Then He said to me, “Write it down, because these words are reliable and true.” He also said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the water of life. The one who conquers will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be my son. But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.”) Worldly religions can’t imagine God being this awesome. Writing to Believers, Paul explains.

(1Corinthians 15:20-34: “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, so also in Christ all will be made alive. (23) But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him. Then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign until He has put all his enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be eliminated is death. (27) 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, “God the Father” who subjected everything to Him, so that God may be all in all. (29) Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, then why are they baptized for them? Why too are we, “apostles” in danger every hour? Every day I am in danger of death! This is as sure as my boasting in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord. If from a human point of view I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus, what did it benefit me? If the dead are not raised, let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die. Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.” Sober up as you should, and stop sinning! For some have no knowledge of God – I say this to your shame!)

Jesus’ apostles died for teaching these truths. Believing in God the Father, God the Son, the resurrections, gifted eternal life through Jesus, Jesus’ returning with power, His millennial rule and New Jerusalem coming down.

Heavenly Father: we Believers IN are thankful that You know our minds, attitudes and inherited characteristics. We honestly pray that You intervene in our minds, lead us to know, honor and practice Your Ways. Keep us on Your Potter’s wheel and grow us as is pleasing to Yourself. We ask in the nature and name of Jesus. AMEN

With the help of, “pride in their own intellect” Satan has denominations divided and each attempt to make Jesus fit their fleshly logic. The same Jesus that came in the flesh, is the Lord God that said, “let us make man in our image and likeness.” The same communed with Adam, Eve, Abel and Cain. Called Abraham friend, promised blessings to his physical and spiritual descendents. Our Lord revealed and had Malachi write.

(Mal 3:5-6; “I will come to you in judgment. I will be quick to testify against those who practice divination, those who commit adultery, those who break promises, and those who exploit workers, widows, and orphans, who refuse to help the immigrant and in this way show they do not fear Me,” says the Lord who rules over all. (6) “Since, I, the Lord, do not go back on My promises, you, sons of Jacob, have not perished.””)

Remember, Jacob’s name was changed to Israel. Today’s spiritual Israelites are followers of Jesus. (Review Galatians 3:29.) Lets review John’s introduction of Jesus.

(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. (5) And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.”) Jesus’ apostle Paul writes the same at Colossians 1:15-20 and at Hebrews 1:1-4;

(Heb 1:1-4; “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. Thus He became so far better than the angels as He has inherited a name superior to theirs.”)

We’re delivered from darkness to light when Jesus is revealed and we repent for having lived the way that seemed right to our fleshly intellect. As always study the whole text.

When did Jesus accomplished cleansing of sins? From when He re-creation and creating “it was planned that the Son of God would be our Messiah and sacrifice Himself for the sins of the world. Blood sacrifices and holy to God times, all looked forward to our being gifted with eternal life through Jesus’ shed blood, His accomplishments by and through His first and second coming is a mystery to people in darkness, trusting their own intellect, rather than God’s Word. The mystery? His gifted spirit living in people, giving the desire and effort to be at one with Himself. People imputed with the spirit of truth to the mind “desire to be atOne with Him and God the Father.” Through this gifted desire, we can enthusiastically honor things holy to Him.

Mockeries of Truth, chapter 15

July 24th, 2019

7/24/19, God’s 4th month, 14th day of Tamuz, 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

“At-one-meant” with God begins when He calls and opens minds to understand His deity as revealed at John 1:1-5, Hebrews 1: and the following Colossians text. (Col 1:15-20; He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven and on earth were created by Him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through Him and for Him. He Himself is before all things and all things are held together ‘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 ’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.”)

Denominations can’t seem to believe IN this Jesus and when He isn’t believed IN by those professing to believe “it’s apostasy.” Our Lord’s brother Jude was allowed to see the consequence of “believing that.”

(Jude 1:3-4; “Dear friends, although I have been eager to write to you about our common salvation, I now feel compelled instead to write to encourage you to contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the Saints. For certain men have secretly slipped in among you – men who long ago were marked out for the condemnation I am about to describe – ungodly men who have turned the grace of our God into a license for evil and who deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.”)

How do people deny Jesus? We repeat, “Jude isn’t speaking about a verbally denial.” (He’s denied when people don’t obey and practice living His prescribed Way.) When people claiming to believe condone practices that honor imaginary gods. Even honoring the same customs of people groups whose lands God gave the Israelites because of their abominable practices. These people and Israelites later, yielded to demonically inspired agenda’s that opposed obedience to Creator Jesus. Desiring the way that seems right to our inherited from Adam nature leads to animalistic behavior.

The Israelites and Jesus’ apostles were expecting a Messiah who’d deliver them “as they’d been delivered for Egypt years before.” (They didn’t realize It was prophesied to be after the Messiah would come, teach about His kingdom, give His life for the remission of sin and spiritually lead a people to be atOne with Himself and God the Father.) The apostles particularly thought it time for the kingdom of God’s establishment. It was, but not in the way they expected, “His church’s establishment on gifted faith would initiate His kingdom on earth.”

Jesus knew His church would be infiltrated by hostile unbelievers who’d attempt to change His timing and purpose. (God’s kingdom on earth is founded through gifted faith like Abraham’s. God’s kingdom on earth will be established through His calling out a people, growing and shaping them to be made atOne.” It isn’t a manufactured methodology but by the will of God.

A religious method of works is what Paul was delivered from. The Pharisee’s false narrative was that anyone could receive salvation through choosing obedience to the law. Jesus’ apostles taught salvation was through gifted faith in Jesus. They’d be persecuted by Israelites, gentiles and governments who’d be Satan’s deceptive tools. Spiritual growth would include Jesus’ followers overcoming disagreements among themselves. To Jesus’ apostles His prophesies at Matthew 24:, seemed to be coming soon.

By the time Jesus was reveling to His apostle John, “it was obvious that His message and His deity would be twisted beyond recognition to a materialistic world.” He revealed to His apostles that false religions would deceive the whole world before His return. (From the content of Paul’s letters we see, “people were asking him about their problems dealing with the frustrations of what they thought were the last days.) Conditions in Greece, Corinth and Jerusalem were bad and false teachers were attempting to confuse “The Way.” The Way of God they’d been called to.

Paul understood demonic immortality’s pulls on the flesh

and how it‘d be used religiously.

(1Cor 7:1-6; Now with regard to the issues you wrote about: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of immoralities, each man should have relations with his own wife and each woman with her own husband. A husband should give to his wife her sexual rights, and likewise a wife to her husband. It is not the wife who has the rights to her own body, but the husband. In the same way, it is not the husband who has the rights to his own body, but the wife. Do not deprive each other, except by mutual agreement for a specified time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then resume your relationship, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. (6) I say this as a concession, not as a command. I wish that everyone was as I am. But each has his own gift from God, one this way, another that.)

In verse 26 of this chapter, Paul makes his rational clear. (Because of the impending crisis, I think it best for you to remain as you are.) Apparently Paul never married, but he understood relationships from God’s View. The reason Paul gave was also. “so you may devote yourselves to prayer.” (Note that Paul separates his view from the Lord’s.)

(1Cor 7:8-10; To the unmarried and widows I say that it is best for them to remain as I am. But if they do not have self-control, let them get married. For it is better to marry than to burn with sexual desire. (10) To the married I give this command – not I, but the Lord – a wife should not divorce a husband (but if she does, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband), and a husband should not divorce his wife.) Paul was cautious regarding inserting his own opinion. When people see chaotic times on the horizon Paul’s advice back then is good for any age to come.

(1Cor 7:12-16; “To the rest I say – I, not the Lord – if a brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is happy to live with him, he should not divorce her. And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is happy to live with her, she should not divorce him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified because of the wife, and the unbelieving wife because of her husband. Otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are holy. But if the unbeliever wants a divorce, let it take place. In these circumstances the brother or sister is not bound. God has called you in peace. (16) For how do you know, wife, whether you will bring your husband to salvation? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will bring your wife to salvation?) In other words, God may use one person through whom He’d call another.

God knows all things in advance. A believing person could be used in the call of an unbeliever for testing. We aren’t promised to be free from trials, but overcoming trials grows us spiritually. We’re led to grow in God’s grace and overcome to the end.

(1Cor 7:17-19; Nevertheless, as the Lord has assigned to each one, as God has called each person, so must we live. I give this sort of direction in all the churches. Was anyone called after he had been circumcised? He should not try to undo his circumcision. Was anyone called who is uncircumcised? He should not get circumcised. (For the purpose of thinking either was necessary for salvation.) (19) Circumcision is nothing and un-circumcision is nothing. Instead, keeping God’s commandments is what counts.)

God knows each person’s situation when He calls and reveals Himself. God may put an individual in a particular situation for His purpose. He knows how to grow each person. (For example; “living with an unbelieving spouse may be the training God desires one experience, “for His purpose.”) God’s prophet Hosea is an example. (Hosea 1:2; When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, He said to him, “Go marry a prostitute who will bear illegitimate children conceived through prostitution, because the nation continually commits spiritual prostitution by turning away from the Lord.”)

Israel like individuals was called to be God’s set aside “sanctified” people, “when they failed to be obedient to the calling, they became spiritual prostitutes.” Hosea had to learn first hand, how God felt toward His rebellious people.

(1Cor 7:20-24; “Let each one remain in that situation in life in which he was called. Were you called as a slave? Do not worry about it. But if indeed you are able to be free, make the most of the opportunity. For the one who was called in the Lord as a slave is the Lord’s freedman. In the same way, the one who was called as a free person is Christ’s slave. You were bought with a price. Do not become slaves of men. In whatever situation someone was called, brothers and sisters, let him remain in it with God.”)

Each called individual is called for God’s purpose, “needing to learn in this age what it’s like to serve as someone’s slave and make the best of it.” An employee may be the instrument God uses to call a business owner. A converted wife may be God’s tool to convert a husband. When we are in a position to be a witness for good, “it’s likely God’s doing.” (Review verse 24: “theologians should never lord over or usurp God’s will in people’s lives.) (Paul next paragraph is from his opinion that Jesus’ prophecy recorded at Matthew 24, was unfolding then.)

(1Cor 7:25-28; With regard to the question about people who have never married, I have no command from the Lord, but I give my opinion as one shown mercy by the Lord to be trustworthy. Because of the impending crisis I think it best for you to remain as you are. The one bound to a wife should not seek divorce. The one released from a wife should not seek marriage. But if you marry, you have not sinned. And if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face difficult circumstances, and I am trying to spare you such problems.”)

Paul was a diligent overseer of the people, desiring the best for each. The facts are that even though Jesus’ coming was not to be during that apostolic age, people taking Paul’s advice were spared problems because of persecutions. (When we see Jesus’ Matthew 24:, prophecy nearing it’s conclusion, we need to consider Paul’s advice for the time.)

Mockeries of Truth, chapter 14

July 22nd, 2019

7/22/19, God’s 4th month, 10th day of Tamuz, 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

“ God is One” meaning “the Father and Son or as One.” Ultimate “at-one-ment” is what God’s heavenly and earthly kingdom is about. As God is One, so must be His church. Christian families and individual members. No room for various denominations in God’s kingdom. God called out individuals must surrender personal agendas and seek to view all things from His perspective. It’s what repentance is all about. (God miraculously and spiritually leads individuals to turn  from what seemed right to the inherited from Adam nature, to the inspired gifted “obedient spirit of truth nature” is what’s meant by, “born again” - “born from above.”) God gifted new births makes individuals atOne with God the Father and God the Son. Personal opinions and agendas are replaced by God’s View regarding all things. (A miraculous nature change imperative.)

(John 3:1-4; Now a certain man, a Pharisee named Nicodemus, who was a member of the Jewish ruling council, came to Jesus at night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs that You do unless God is with Him.” (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?”

(3:5-8; Jesus answered, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born of water and spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. (7) 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.”)

Our all knowing, pre-planning God the Father calls, opens minds, reveals Jesus, gives repentance, sanctifies and justifies “all in the name of Jesus Christ.” Peter’s salutation reveals it. (1Peter 1:1-2; From Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those temporarily residing abroad (in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, the province of Asia, and Bithynia) who are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father by being set apart by the Spirit for obedience and for sprinkling with Jesus Christ’s blood. May grace and peace be yours in full measure!) Each believing IN follower of Jesus, is chosen and foreknown by God the Father, set apart for obedience. Genuine Believers IN have an inheritance, are protected and grow through trials. Revealed in these latter days!

(1Pet 1:3-9; Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By His great mercy He gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, that is, into an inheritance imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. It is reserved in heaven for you, who by God’s power are protected through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (6) This brings you great joy, although you may have to suffer for a short time in various trials. Such trials show the proven character of your faith, which is much more valuable than gold – gold that is tested by fire, even though it is passing away – and will bring praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. (8) You have not seen Him, but you love Him. You do not see Him now but you believe IN Him, and so you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, because you are attaining the goal of your faith – the salvation of your souls.” (Meditate on what the new birth accomplishes in individual minds.)

(1Pet 1:10-12; Concerning this salvation, the prophets who predicted the grace that would come to you searched and investigated carefully. They probed into what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when He testified beforehand about the sufferings appointed for Christ and His subsequent glory. (12) They were shown that they were serving not themselves but you, in regard to the things now announced to you through those who proclaimed the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven – things angels long to catch a glimpse of.”) (Consider Jesus’ parable about the last becoming first.) NOW JESUS CAPS OFF PREKNOWN SALVATION through His apostle John.

(1John 5:18-21; “We know that everyone fathered by God does not sin, but God protects the one He has fathered, and the evil one cannot touch him. We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. (20) And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us insight to know Him who is true, and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This one is the true God and eternal life. Little children, guard yourselves from idols.”)

How awesome to know, “we’re God’s literal Children.” Jesus REVEALED the same principles to John, Moses and Paul. (Lets repeat and review.)

(Rev 21:5-8; “And the one seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new!” Then He said to me, “Write it down, because these words are reliable and true.” He also said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the water of LIFE. The one who conquers “overcomes” will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My Son. (8) But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the SECOND DEATH.”) The many denominational minded condone things that are detestable to our coming King. Paul explains how the spirit of truth in him set him free.

(1Cor 6:12; “All things are lawful for me, but not everything is beneficial. ‘All things are lawful for me, but I will not be controlled by anything.”) Recognizing his maturity in Christ, Paul‘s mindset, - his being, - his actions” were dictated by his love of God’s Way.

(Paul was mindful that folks are controlled by their internal belief system.) Yielding to worldly traditions control the many denominations and believing in denomination controls the many. Many like the Atheist are controlled by irrational human instinct. We don’t profess to understand all these things, but “if God’s gifted holy spirit of truth isn’t gifted - revealed we’re lost.” God’s holy spirit of truth makes genuine followers of Jesus understand they’re bond servants to Jesus and “the only true freedom that exist.”

(1Cor 6:13-14; “Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both.” The body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. Now God indeed raised the Lord and He will raise us by His power.”)

God’s new covenant is with His predestined called to Believe IN people, “a people born from above.” God’s fathering makes individuals atOne and His literal Children. Heir with Abraham. (See Galatians 3:29)

(1Cor 6:15-17; “Do you not know that your bodies are MEMBERS of Christ? Should I take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Or do you NOT know that anyone who is united with a prostitute is one body with her? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” (17) But the one united with the Lord is ONE spirit with Him.”) (Consider the parallels of physical adultery and spiritual adultery.)

God’s imputed spirit makes Believers IN, “AT ONE with Himself!” It’s the spiritual connection to God’s physical and spiritual law of oneness. (A Believer IN who turns from his first love of God’s Way, to follow another commits spiritual adultery.) God’s church is an accumulation of Believers IN, “the bride of Christ.” We’re likened as one flesh, One spirit, one mind with Christ Jesus! May we strive to be loyal and holy because He is.

(1Cor 6:18-20; Flee sexual immorality! “Every sin a person commits is outside of the body – but the immoral person sins against his own body.” Or do you NOT know that your body is the TEMPLE of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are NOT your own? For you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.”)

THAT PRICE? Jesus’ shed blood and suffering. It’s why He had Moses write that the Israelites must be separate and “not put markings on their flesh as the gentiles.” It’s why Jesus inspired Moses to write about clean and unclean foods for His people. (We need to understand, God does the sanctifying, “He sets apart His people to be peculiar” different from the world; even separate as He had Abraham be.

According to God’s holy scriptures, everyone that comes to the Son of God, “believing IN Him as He manifested Himself to be, will be saved.” Believing IN Him is to yield obediently to His Word. Including words revealed to His apostles, who put them to practice. Know His Word will be our judge.

(Luke 6:46-48; “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do what I tell you?” “Everyone who comes to Me and listens to My words and puts them into practice – I will show you what he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep, and laid the foundation on bedrock.”)

God knows each person’s deeds, “it’s He that gives the desire, effort and sincerity of mind to be obedient.” He knows our attitudes, the degree of love we have for one another and this world’s system of things. He gives spiritual understanding to His chosen and allows the many to remain spiritually blind until a time of His Choosing. When, where and how is God’s prerogative. Many will be led to turn, “repent” during Jesus’ millennial reign.

Populations at large don’t realize God’s purpose in allowing Satan to be the god of this age. Satan’s objective is to deceive and manifest himself as an angel of light. Thus the many denominations. Speaking of Satan and deceived teachers, Jesus inspired Paul’s writing.

(2Corinthians 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.”)

When we consider the many self righteous denominational minded teachers, who’re quick to offer prayer to their imagined gods; “we should grasp the degree of Satan’s successes.” Next study we intend to explore our Lord’s brother, Jude’s inspiration in sharing his revelations regarding the unfolding apostasy he saw taking place..

Mockeries of Truth, chapter 13

July 21st, 2019

7/21/19, God’s 4th month, 18th day of Tamuz, 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

Our all knowing, pre-planning God the Father calls, opens minds, reveals Jesus, gives repentance, sanctifies and justifies “in the name of Jesus Christ.” Peter’s salutation reveals it. (1Peter 1:1-2; From Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those temporarily residing abroad (in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, the province of Asia, and Bithynia) who are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father by being set apart by the Spirit for obedience and for sprinkling with Jesus Christ’s blood. May grace and peace be yours in full measure!) Each believing IN follower of Jesus, is chosen and foreknown by God the Father, set apart for obedience. Genuine Believers IN are chosen. Consider our inheritance, how protected and why trials. Revealed in these latter days!

(1Pet 1:3-9; Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By His great mercy He gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, that is, into an inheritance imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. It is reserved in heaven for you, who by God’s power are protected through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (6) This brings you great joy, although you may have to suffer for a short time in various trials. Such trials show the proven character of your faith, which is much more valuable than gold – gold that is tested by fire, even though it is passing away – and will bring praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. (8) You have not seen Him, but you love Him. You do not see Him now but you believe IN Him, and so you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, because you are attaining the goal of your faith – the salvation of your souls.

(1Pet 1:10-12; Concerning this salvation, the prophets who predicted the grace that would come to you searched and investigated carefully. They probed into what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when He testified beforehand about the sufferings appointed for Christ and His subsequent glory. (12) They were shown that they were serving not themselves but you, in regard to the things now announced to you through those who proclaimed the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven – things angels long to catch a glimpse of.”) NOW JESUS CAPS OFF THIS PREKNOWN SALVATION through His apostle John.

(1John 5:18-21; “We know that everyone fathered by God does not sin, but God protects the one He has fathered, and the evil one cannot touch him. We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. (20) And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us insight to know Him who is true, and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This one is the true God and eternal life. Little children, guard yourselves from idols.”)

How awesome to know, we Christians are God’s literal Children. Jesus REVEALED the same principles to John, Moses and Paul.

(Rev 21:5-8; “And the one seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new!” Then He said to me, “Write it down, because these words are reliable and true.” He also said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the water of LIFE. The one who conquers “overcomes” will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My Son. (8) But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the SECOND DEATH.”) The many denominational minded condone things that are detestable to our coming King. Paul explains how the spirit of truth in him set him free.

(1Cor 6:12; “All things are lawful for me, but not everything is beneficial. ‘All things are lawful for me, but I will not be controlled by anything.”) Recognizing his maturity in Christ Paul‘s mind set, “his being, his actions” were dictated by his love of God’s Way.

(Paul was mindful that folks are controlled by their internal belief system.) Believing in worldly traditions control the many. Believing in a particular denomination controls many. Atheist are controlled by irrational human instinct. We don’t understand these things, “if God’s gifted holy spirit of truth isn’t gifted - revealed.” Only then do genuine followers of Jesus - Christians understand they’re bond servants to Jesus, “the only true freedom that exist.”

(1Cor 6:13-14; “Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both.” The body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. Now God indeed raised the Lord and He will raise us by His power.”)

God’s new covenant is with His predestined called to Believe IN, “a people born from above.” God’s fathering makes individuals atOne and His literal Child. Heir with Abraham. (See Galatians 3:29)

(1Cor 6:15-17; “Do you not know that your bodies are MEMBERS of Christ? Should I take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Or do you NOT know that anyone who is united with a prostitute is one body with her? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” (17) But the one united with the Lord is ONE spirit with Him.”)

His imputed spirit makes Believers IN, AT ONE with Himself! It’s the spiritual connection to God’s physical and spiritual law of oneness. (A Believer IN who turns from his first love of God’s Way, to follow another commits spiritual adultery.) God’s church is an accumulation of Christians, “the bride of Christ.” We’re likened as one flesh, One spirit, one mind with Christ Jesus! May we strive to be loyal and holy because He is.

(1Cor 6:18-20; Flee sexual immorality! “Every sin a person commits is outside of the body – but the immoral person sins against his own body.” Or do you NOT know that your body is the TEMPLE of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are NOT your own? For you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.”)

THAT PRICE? Jesus’ shed blood and suffering. It’s why He had Moses write that the Israelites must be separate and “not put markings on their flesh as the gentiles.” It’s why Jesus inspired Moses to write about clean and unclean foods. (We need to understand, God sanctifies, “sets apart His people to be peculiar” different from the world.)

According to God’s holy scriptures, everyone that comes to the Son of God, “believing IN Him as He manifested Himself to be, will be saved.” Believing IN Him is to yield obediently to His Word. Including the words revealed to His apostles, who put them to practice. Know His Word will be our judge.

(Luke 6:46-48; “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do what I tell you?” “Everyone who comes to Me and listens to My words and puts them into practice – I will show you what he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep, and laid the foundation on bedrock.”)

God knows each person’s deeds and it’s He that’ll give the desire “the sincerity of mind to be obedient.” He knows our attitudes, the degree of love we have for one another and this world’s system of things. He gives spiritual understanding to His chosen and allows the many to remain spiritually blind until a time of His Choosing. When, where and how is God’s prerogative. Many will be led to turn, “repent” during Jesus’ millennial reign.

Populations at large don’t realize God’s purpose in allowing Satan to be the god of this age. As god of this world, Satan’s objective is to deceive and manifest himself as an angel of light. Speaking of Satan and deceived teachers, Jesus inspired Paul’s writing.

(2Corinthians 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.”)

When we consider the many self righteous denominational minded teachers, who’re quick to offer prayer to their imagined gods; “we grasp the degree of Satan’s successes.” Our Lord’s brother, “Jude” saw these deception unfolding and reveals their reason.

(Jude 1:3-4; “Dear friends, although I have been eager to write to you about our common salvation, I now feel compelled instead to write to encourage you to contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the Saints. For certain men have secretly slipped in among you – men who long ago were marked out for the condemnation I am about to describe – ungodly men who have turned the grace of our God into a license for evil and who deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.”)

How do people deny Jesus? Jude isn’t talking about people verbally speaking a denial. (Jesus is denied when people don’t obey and practice living His prescribed Way.) When people condone practices honoring the same imaginary gods of the people whose lands God gave the Israelites.

Jesus’ apostles were initially expecting His return in their life time would be to set up His kingdom, “not start His church.” Jesus knew His church would be infiltrated by unbelievers attempting to change, “believing IN by grace” to a manufactured methodology. Method’s of works is what Paul was delivered from. That false narrative that anyone could receive salvation at a time of their choosing. Jesus knew persecutions from Israelites, gentiles and governments would be Satan’s tools. His followers warring among themselves also “made Jesus’ prophesies at Matthew 24:, seem to be coming soon.”

By the time of Jesus’ revelations to John, “it was obvious that His message and His deity would be twisted beyond recognition to this materialistic world.” Revealing that false religions would deceive the whole world before His return. From the content of Paul’s letters we see, “people were asking him about their problems dealing with the frustrations of the times.” Conditions in Greece and around Corinth were bad and false teachers were confusing and leading some from “The Way to which they were called.”

Paul understood sexual immortality’s pulls on the flesh.

(1Cor 7:1-6; Now with regard to the issues you wrote about: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of immoralities, each man should have relations with his own wife and each woman with her own husband. A husband should give to his wife her sexual rights, and likewise a wife to her husband. It is not the wife who has the rights to her own body, but the husband. In the same way, it is not the husband who has the rights to his own body, but the wife. Do not deprive each other, except by mutual agreement for a specified time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then resume your relationship, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. (6) I say this as a concession, not as a command. I wish that everyone was as I am. But each has his own gift from God, one this way, another that.)

In verse 26 of this chapter, Paul makes his reasoning clear. “Because of the impending crisis, I think it best for you to remain as you are.” Apparently Paul never married, but he understood relationships from God’s View. The reason Paul gives is. “so you may devote yourselves to prayer.”

Mockeries of Truth, chapter 12

July 18th, 2019

7/18/19, God’s 4th month, 15th day of Tamuz, 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

Satan’s deceptions regarding salvation is anything but truth. Of those using Jesus’ name, there’re those who think babies can be baptized and receive salvation. Many others assume a person can make a stated testimony of belief and practice certain methods “produces the assurances needed.” Others think to speak in an unknown language is proof of God’s gifted spirit. (Those who don’t profess Jesus also have many varied opinions of an after life.) All based on demonic inspired fleshly opinions and various works. Jesus said; “many are called and few chosen.” (See Matt 20:16 & 22:14.) Additionally Jesus said, “God chooses” and He had His apostle Paul write a conformation.

(1Corinthins 1:26-31; Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position. (27) But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something, (29) so that no one can boast in His presence. He  ‘God the Father’ is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”) (Quote from Jeremiah 9:24.)

God the Father doesn’t rely on fleshly works -or conduct about anything, “He knew us before the foundation of the world” and He gifts the called with the spirit of obedience in the same way and category He put faithful Abraham in. The Hebrews writer was inspired to explain Abraham and his heirs’ inheritance. Faithful obedience the key.

(Hebrews 11:8-10; “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place he would later receive as an inheritance, and he went out without understanding where he was going. By faith he lived as a foreigner in the promised land as though it were a foreign country, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, who were fellow heirs of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with firm foundations, whose architect and builder is God.”) Today’s called out Christians “followers of Jesus” are spiritual Israelites, heirs with faithful Abraham and Jesus inspired Paul’s understanding and reveals to Believers IN.

(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, 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.”)

It can’t be overstated, “the many are believers that” “the few are believers IN” and He leads the called to prayerfully meditate on His words, commandments and oracles, which when gifted, is spiritual insight regarding His truth. Consider the huge chasm between “believing IN” and “believing THAT.” (Believing IN God is to know through gifted faith that “He’s Re-creator, Creator, Sustainer, Deliverer, and is our Mediator before God the Father.” Believers IN understand that His Way is absolute and our belief IN is demonstrated by our practices. Believers that are condoners of many practices, with the mindset “we’re all trying to get to the same place.” Normally they don’t think of God as being absolute. Peter teaches that Jesus’ followers are gifted with a desire to obey and pursue His righteous living.

(1Peter 5:5-11; “In the same way, you ‘followers of Jesus’ who are younger, be subject to the elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. And God will exalt you in due time, if you humble yourselves under His mighty hand by casting all your cares on Him because He cares for you. Be sober and alert. Your enemy the devil, like a roaring lion, is on the prowl looking for someone to devour. Resist him, strong in your faith, because you know that your brothers and sisters throughout the world are enduring the same kinds of suffering. And, after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace who called you to His eternal glory in Christ will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To Him belongs the power forever. Amen.”) Faithful, believing IN Abraham knew God could resurrect Isaac, knew God would deliver on all His promises. Abraham and his descendents are yet going to be delivered to and gifted with the promised lands permanently and lead the world.

Jesus gives His faith.

After miraculously feeding thousands, many believed IN Jesus because of the miracle. Later when the people looked for Jesus, He said; “you look for Me because you ate all the bread you wanted.” Then He added. (John 6“27-31; “Do not work for the food that disappears, but for the food that remains to eternal life – the food which the Son of Man will give to you.) For God the Father has put His seal of approval on Him.” So then they said to Him, “What must we do to accomplish the deeds God requires?” Jesus replied, “This is the deed God requires – to believe IN the One whom He sent.” So they said to Jesus, “Then what miraculous sign will You perform, so that we may see it and believe You? What will you do? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”) (A quotation from Ps 78:24 referring to the events of Exodus 16:4-36)

Bread from heaven foreshadowed God’s imputing His spirit to Believers IN. Food caused people to, “believe THAT” for a time, but didn’t change anyone’s internal nature. God’s gift of, “faithfully believing IN” is a belief IN that makes it’s recipients’ desire and love His Way. This good news offends denominational minded theologians. Hopefully many who are offended now, will repent when Jesus opens their minds. Denominational minded speak of there being a large revival before Jesus’ return that‘ll change many. Seriously studying Jesus’ words at Matthew 24: teach that the whole world will be taught His Ways, “when He returns and Satan is bound.”

In a previous studies we’ve reviewed Paul’s instructions regarding dealings with people “who turn from The Way.” Sharing the seven doctrines God’s churches are obligated to “teach and practice from Hebrews 6:.” The world doesn’t heed Jesus’ inspired words and rejects the notion that He inspired Moses’ writing. It isn’t revealed to the world that Jesus is the Lord of Moses, our Creator and coming King of Kings the One who gave Moses the ten commandments. Jesus inspired Moses to write. (See John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:15-20 and Hebrews 1:)

(Deut 12:32- 13:5; “You must be careful to do everything I am commanding you. Do not add to it or subtract from it! (13:1) Suppose a prophet or one who foretells by dreams should appear among you and show you a sign or wonder, and the sign or wonder should come to pass concerning what he said to you, NAMELY, “Let us follow other gods” – gods whom you have not previously known – “and let us serve them.” (3) You must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer, for the Lord your God will be TESTING you to see if you LOVE Him with all your mind and being. (You must follow the Lord your God and revere only Him; and you must observe His commandments, obey Him, serve Him, and remain loyal to Him.) (13:5) As for that prophet or dreamer, he must be executed because he encouraged rebellion against the Lord your God who brought you from the land of Egypt, redeeming you from that place of slavery, and because he has tried to entice you from The Way the Lord your God has commanded you to go. In this way you must purge out evil from within.”) Note this is the same principle Jesus had Paul write to the Corinthian church regarding shunning those who’d not stay true to The Way.

The same Jesus inspiring Moses inspired Paul! In the millennium and at a judgment time of God’s choosing, “all unrepentant persons will die a SECOND DEATH.” (See Revelations 2:11, 20:6, 20:14 & (21:8; “The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers “overcomes” will in no way be harmed by the second death.”) Jesus’ apostle Paul taught the same.

(1Cor 6:1-8; “When any of you has a legal dispute with another, does he dare go to court before the unrighteous rather than before the Saints? Or do you not know that the Saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you not competent to settle trivial suits? (3) Do you not know that we will judge angels? Why not ordinary matters! So if you have ordinary lawsuits, do you appoint as judges those who have no standing in the church? I say this to your shame! Is there no one among you wise enough to settle disputes between fellow Christians? Instead, does a Christian sue a Christian, and do this before unbelievers? (7) The fact that you have lawsuits among yourselves demonstrates that you have already been defeated. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? But you yourselves do wrong and cheat, and you do this to your brothers and sisters!”)

Judge the world? This text and many others reveal that at Jesus’ return, the dead in Christ will be resurrected and rule with Jesus. Christians are to be like Jesus. It isn’t likely that God’s angels will need to be judged. The point is, “resurrected Saints will be as Jesus is.” When Christians take matters to outsiders, they’re immature.

There’s ONE Church of God identified by those who are “born from above.” Jesus’ good news messages taught through Paul have little semblance to what’s taught by denominational minded theologians. Believers IN, who overcome to the end will be serving Jesus and ruling with Him during His millennial reign. There’ll be no division!

Who in their wildest imagination could think divided denominations could bring about a saving revival to God’s Way in this age? Believers IN, are praying that Jesus’ kingdom soon come. (One of Jesus’ promises is; “for the Elect’s sake this age will be shortened.”)

(See Matthew 24:) This world’s religious unbelievers love this world’s system of things. Governments will actually fight against Jesus, His angels and Saints but His master plan will prevail!

(1Cor 6:9-11; “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, passive homosexual partners, practicing homosexuals, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, the verbally abusive, and swindlers will not inherit the kingdom of God. (11) Some of you once lived this way. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”) Jesus gave almost the same words to His apostle John at Revelations 21:8.