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God’s Master Plan, chapter 10

May 15th, 2020

To: World’s in Residence Churches of God.  Lyyar 21, 5,780 until sunset. 5/15/20

Theme in last study was, “followers of Jesus’ are gifted with a desire to please Him in all things.” Pleasing God includes our yielding to governing authorities and supervisions in the work place, “not as man pleasers but as unto the Lord.” Jesus taught it through Moses and Paul.
(Colossians 3:22-24; Slaves - workers obey your earthly masters in every respect, not only when they are watching – like those who are strictly people-pleasers – but with a sincere heart, fearing the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with enthusiasm as to the Lord and not for people, because you know that you will receive your inheritance from the Lord as the reward.) We’ve all witnessed slackers goofing off when supervision is slack.” Likewise, business owners have their instructions.
(Col 4:1; Masters treat your slaves -workers with justice and fairness, because you know that you also have a master in heaven.”) Followers of Jesus know we’re spiritually led and ‘set apart for God’s purpose through Him.’ We’re saved from the result of lawlessness, ‘eternal death’ to eternal life through Jesus’ shed blood sacrifice or sin; “remitting our sins - taking away our sins.” He makes us at one spiritually with Himself and God the Father. No amount of law keeping, good works or attempting to make points with God saves from the result of our inherited sin nature.
Pray for the gospel mystery’s success.
(Col 4:2-6; “Be devoted to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving. At the same time pray for us too, that God may open a door for the message so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may make it known as I should. Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunities. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer everyone.”)
Making Jesus’ good news message known as we should requires His spiritual guidance. We can’t teach His truth in the flesh, “that is in and of ourselves.” We need understanding of God’s ultimate purpose. It helps to realize that unbelievers have a natural hostility toward giving up what seems right to their teaching. Most are fleshly led to twist and take sentences out of context when it satisfies their desire.
Sacrificing to idols isn’t pleasing God.
God’s set aside people do have leeway of conduct among unbelievers who practice what’s lawless in God’s view. Believers IN know idols are nothing, no need to be overly cautious among lawless practicing people, “except to look out for their conscience.” Unknowingly or carelessly committing some wrong in God’s view for conscience sake isn’t practicing sin. Jesus taught through His apostle Paul “protecting another’s conscience shows love and possibly could result in their salvation.”
(1Cor 8:4-13; 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 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. (7) But this knowledge is not shared by all. 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. 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? 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. For this reason, if food causes my brother or sister to sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I may not cause one of them to sin.”)
The above subject is idol worship and food set aside for that purpose. It’s a twist of scripture to assume the same Jesus that commanded His set aside people, “the Israelites” eat only certain clean foods, “is the same Jesus yesterday, today and forever.” Even when the earth was about to be flooded, it was the Lord Jesus that had Noah take in seven pairs of clean animals and two pair of unclean. See Genesis 7: and 8:20) The same Lord Jesus instructed Moses that only clean animal’s blood could be sacrifices. Our living as spiritual Israelites shows loving respect for Jesus, “but that isn’t what saves!”
Jesus had Moses write about foods that were clean and unclean for Israelites in great detail. See Leviticus 11: We need to know whether or not we’re spiritual Israelites and whether or not we need to spiritually separate ourselves from unbelievers. We need to understand, “translators of the Holy Bible have problems finding exact English words to fit Hebrew and Greek.” Being scholarly doesn’t translate into spiritual understanding. Followers of Jesus need to hold to and know the facts of Jesus’ deity: “that He is the Alpha and Omega, the same yesterday, today and forever.” Many unbelievers assume God the Father was Lord of the law and God the Son Lord of the new covenant. That’s wrong.
Paul’s letter to Timothy regarding food is a case worth examining in Light of all God’s word. Satan wants people to desert the faith.
(1Tim 4:1-4; Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the later times some will desert the faith and occupy themselves with deceiving spirits and demonic teachings, influenced by the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared. They will prohibit marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.”
Believers are led to pause and meditate on His Word. “Food God created to be received with thanksgiving are foods He set aside for His people “those who’re gifted to believe IN and know truth.” If we are gifted with God’s energizing Holy Spirit, “we don’t look for ways to be defiant but ways to honor the God we love” remembering “He loved us first.”
(1Tim 4:4; For every creation of God is good and no food, (Greek nothing) is to be rejected “if it is received with thanksgiving.” (Greek word -Nothing is replaced with “no food” by net bible translators.)
(1Tim 4:5; For it “food received with thanksgiving” is sanctified. “set aside” by God’s word and by prayer.” (No amount of prayer could make God sanctify an unclean animal for His people’s consumption.)
(1Tim 4:6-7; “By pointing out such things to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, having nourished yourself on the words of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. But reject those myths fit only for the godless and gullible, and train yourself for godliness. (Timothy was called to teach, Titus called to be a church overseer.”)
(Titus 1:9-16; “He, ‘an overseer’ must hold firmly to the faithful message as it has been taught, so that he will be able to give exhortation in such healthy teaching and correct those who speak against it. (10) For there are many rebellious people, idle talkers, and deceivers, especially those with Jewish connections, who must be silenced because they mislead whole families by teaching for dishonest gain what ought not to be taught. A certain one of them, in fact, one of their own prophets, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” Such testimony is true. For this reason rebuke them sharply that they may be healthy in the faith and not pay attention to Jewish myths and commands of people who reject the truth. (15) All is pure to those who are pure. But to those who are corrupt and unbelieving nothing is pure, but both their minds and consciences are corrupted. They profess to know God but with their deeds they deny Him, since they are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for any good deed.”)
God the Father and God the Son are One in purpose, as is His church family, as a husband, wife and children family should be. As God the Son subjected Himself to God the Father, so should we to Jesus. Understanding Jesus’ deity as manifested in the Holy Scriptures is a foundation for understanding the whole. Review the last two studies.
Everything is lawful? Here again Paul cites certain slogans the Corinthians used to justify their behavior (1Cor 6:12-13; “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. “Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both.”)
Paul agrees with the slogans in part, but corrects them to show how the Corinthians have misused these ideas. Jesus led Paul to stick to the premise “that only through Jesus can one be saved.” But Paul was led to get elementary with hard headed gentiles.
(1Cor 10:23-11:1; “Everything is lawful,” but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is lawful,” but not everything builds others up. Do not seek your own good, but the good of the other person. (25) Eat anything that is sold in the marketplace without questions of conscience, for the earth and its abundance are the Lord’s. (27) If an unbeliever invites you to dinner and you want to go, eat whatever is served without asking questions of conscience. But if someone says to you, “This is from a sacrifice,” do not eat, because of the one who told you and because of conscience, - I do not mean yours but the other person’s. For why is my freedom being judged by another’s conscience? (30) If I partake with thankfulness, why am I blamed for the food that I give thanks for? So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. Do not give offense to Jews or Greeks or to the church of God, just as I also try to please everyone in all things. I do not seek my own benefit, but the benefit of many, so that they may be saved. (11:1) Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.”)
Remember Peter’s words to Israelites after healing a lame man after that Pentecost? (Acts 4:10-12; “let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, this man stands before you healthy. This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, that has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no One else, for there is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved.”)
Remember James’ elementary letter on behalf of the Jerusalem church to newly converted gentiles? (Acts 15:19-21; “Therefore I conclude that we should not cause extra difficulty for those among the Gentiles who are turning to God, but that we should write them a letter telling them to abstain from things defiled by idols and from sexual immorality and from what has been strangled and from blood. For Moses has had those who proclaim him in every town from ancient times, because he is read aloud in the synagogues every Sabbath.”)
Most gentiles then and now habitually look to many gods, sacrifice to idols, are sexually immoral and don’t know about God’s teaching in regard to “respect of life which is in the blood.” The Jerusalem church’s letter was not setting a different standard for gentiles, but demanding a show of turning to God’s Way. (There’s no forgiveness of sin except through the shedding of blood.)
(Gen 9:3-4; You may eat any moving thing that lives. As I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.  But you must not eat meat with its life (that is, its blood) in it.) (Lev 7:10-11; ” Any man from the house of Israel or from the foreigners who reside in their midst who eats any blood, I will set my face against that person who eats the blood, and I will cut him off from the midst of his people, for the life of every living thing is in the blood. So I myself have assigned it to you on the altar to make atonement for your lives, for the blood makes atonement by means of the life.)
(John 6:53-57; Jesus said to them, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood resides in Me, and I in him.)

God’s Mastr Plan, chapter 9

May 13th, 2020

To: World’s in Residence Churches of God.  Lyyar 19, 5,780 until sunset. 5/13/20
If Peter and Paul’s Greek text are translated into English accurately, use of the Greek equivalent of the English word, “if” is used quite often. See 1Cor 15:12-21 and Review 2Peter 2: Writing to people called to Believers IN Jesus, Paul and Peter rehearses many recorded events God did in the past and ask, “if God kept these promises, if God didn’t spare these, if disobedience was dwelt with in particular ways, why don’t we know God’s characteristics and His View about things? Why aren’t we about the business of pleasing Him in all things? Why don’t we understand that He will deal with this age in His own time as He did Sodom and Gomorra? Let’s use Paul and Peter’s pattern in the use of “if.”
(If Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever, see Hebrews 13:8) (If Jesus re-created and created.) (If the Word was fully God.) (If the Word was with God in the beginning.) (If nothing that was created was created apart from Him.) (If Jesus is the Light of mankind; how can people assume Jesus’ followers aren’t spiritual Israelites?) (If Israelite and Gentiles Christians’ aren’t set aside to practice life according to the oracles Jesus gave through Moses, “how could old time gentile life practices Christendom incorporated be okay with God?”
If Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever “His New Covenant with Believers in Himself, are surely parallel with the old covenant Jesus gave Israel through Moses? Surely the mysterious differences are explained.
Jesus had Moses prophecy about Himself, “as being that One likened to Moses that was to come as the Messiah.” See Deuteronomy 18:25 then study Peter’s rehearsal of the same. See Acts 3:22-26) Believers must understand Jesus’ revealing His deity through John, Paul and the Hebrews writer.
(John 1:1-5; In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. The Word was with God in the beginning. All things were created by Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created. In Him was life, and the Life was the Light of mankind. And the Light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.)
(Colossians 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 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.”) Study Hebrews 1: and compare with John and Paul’s explanation of Jesus’ deity.
If these things regarding Jesus’ deity are true, how can Jesus’ followers not consider themselves “spiritual Jews and live in the world as a set apart people?” Jesus does reveal His followers as Jews in His revelations to John.
Revealing characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of the seven churches of God in the providence of Asia; “Jesus reveals His followers are spiritual Jews and in two of them reveals Satan’s characteristics. To His churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia Jesus affirms His followers to be spiritual Jews. To Smyrna in part Jesus says; “I know the distress you are suffering and your poverty (but you are rich). I also know the slander against you by those who call themselves Jews and really are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.” Revelations 2:9)
To Philadelphia church in part Jesus says; “I know that you have little strength, but you have obeyed My word and have not denied My name. Listen! I am going to make those people from the synagogue of Satan – who say they are Jews 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.” Revelations 3:8-9)
Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to share with Believing IN Romans and us, “that Jews are entrusted with the oracles of God and there is still value in circumcision.”
(Rom 3:1-4; Therefore what advantage does the Jew have, or what is the value of circumcision? Actually, there are many advantages. First of all, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What then? If some did not believe, does their unbelief nullify the faithfulness of God? Absolutely not! Let God be proven true and every human being shown up as a liar just as it is written; “so that you will be justified in your words and will prevail when you are judged.” Quote from Psalms 51:4)
We’re instructed to prove all things and hold to what is true. See Thessalonians  5:21) Unbelievers questioned Jesus’ saying; “I am the Son of God.” Jesus responded; “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said you are gods?’ If those people to whom the word of God came were called ‘gods’ (and the scripture cannot be broken) do you say about the One whom the Father set apart and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God?’ If I do not perform the deeds of My Father, do not believe Me. But if I do them, even if you do not believe Me, “believe the deeds so that you may come to know and understand that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me.” John 10:34-38)
Jesus’ deeds prove His deity, creating aged wine from water, resurrecting Lazarus to physical life after being dead four days, walking on water and feeding thousands from one basket of fish and bread. (If Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, “He’s “Creator, Re-creator, Sustainer, Mediator, Savior and coming King of Kings.)
Israelites were “a set aside by promise to Abraham people for God’s purpose.” Example: Christians like the Israelites are to the world “a peculiar people.” Paul explains in his letter to Titus.
(Titus 2:11-15; For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, ’believing IN people.’ It ‘His salvation’ trains us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, as we wait for the happy fulfillment of our hope in the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. He gave Himself for us to set us free from every kind of lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people who are truly His, who are eager to do good. So communicate these things with the sort of exhortation or rebuke that carries full authority. Don’t let anyone look down on you.”)
It isn’t up to professing Christians to decide what’s lawless in God’s view. Spiritual discernment is gifted to Believers who wait patiently on His revelations. A problem though, even with Believers IN is; “in our fleshly inherited from Adam nature we want to fit in. Living different from the world’s practices make family, friends and acquaintances look down on us with disdain.
God’s chosen people are gifted with “desire and effort to be obedient to His Way.” (Phil 2:13; “The one bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort — for the sake of his good pleasure — is God.”) Mindful that God places followers of Jesus in His family, “the church of God.” So things holy to God become holy to His people, thus followers of Jesus are gifted with a quiet disposition attuned to His spirit. Adherence to God’s Word is the foundation to righteousness whether we be adult or child.
If God teaches how families should be structured, “where does all this so called equalization and the lack of child discipline come from? Where does the breakdown in family unity come from? Jesus’ followers are spiritually led to consider. If Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, “there’s spiritual parallels with His New and old covenants. The One who gave Moses commandments for physical Israel is the same One revealing Himself to His followers.
(Ephesians 5:1-5; “Therefore, be imitators of God as dearly loved children and live in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God. But among you there must not be either sexual immorality, impurity of any kind, or greed, as these are not fitting for the Saints. Neither should there be vulgar speech, foolish talk, or coarse jesting – all of which are out of character – but rather thanksgiving. For you can be confident of this one thing: that no person who is immoral, impure, or greedy (such a person is an idolater) has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.”) Jesus is our Light.
(Eph 5:6-14; “Let nobody deceive you with empty words, for because of these things God’s wrath comes on the sons of disobedience. (See Eph 2:2-3) Therefore do not be partakers with them, for you ‘gentiles’ were at one time darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light - for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth - trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. (11) Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For the things they do in secret are shameful even to mention. But all things being exposed by the Light are made evident. (14) For everything made evident is light and for this reason it says: “Awake, O sleeper! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you!”)
(Eph 5:15-21; “Therefore be very careful how you live – not as unwise but as wise, taking advantage of every opportunity, because the days are evil. For this reason do not be foolish, but be wise by understanding what the Lord’s will is. And do not get drunk with wine, which is debauchery, but be filled by the Spirit, (19) speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music in your hearts to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for each other in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.”) As always study the whole.
(Eph 5:30-33; For we, ’followers of Jesus’ are members of His body. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and will be joined to his wife and the two will become one flesh. (Quote from Genesis 2:24) This mystery is great – but I am actually speaking with reference to Christ and the church. Nevertheless, each one of you must also love his own wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”) (It’s God’s parallel “Husband and wife become one flesh and Christians and Christ are one.)
The family structure should be like Christ and His church family. Jesus Christ the head and we as family subordinates.

God’s Master Plan, chapter 8

May 12th, 2020

To: World’s in Residence Churches of God.  Lyyar 18, 5,780 until sunset. 5/12/20
Before Timothy was called to share the Good News, Jesus’ apostle Paul knew him and his mother. Paul’s teaching Timothy is a good example, after telling him to be content with what God gives he said “the rich fall into temptation, snares, foolishness and hurtful lusts, which draws men in destruction and perdition and; (1Tim 6:10-16; For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. (13) I give you charge in the sight of God, who quickens all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: Which in His times He shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: (from within himself) to whom be honour and power everlasting.” Amen.)
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Faith in God is the only faith believers in Jesus should adhere to, but Satan “who Jesus said is the god of this age” has the world trusting “so called scientist who aren’t scientific,” they and religious teacher spew out fears that enslave and takes away God gifted wisdom and freedoms. Only through believing in Jesus is immortality and only through a love of Jesus is fear removed. At the present time Satan is proving himself to be the god of this world by enslaving people through fear: while manifesting himself as an angel of light. Of these Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to write; (“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.”)
God made the Israelites natural branches by promise. Likewise when you and I are called and gifted to understand spiritual truths “it’s a promised calling.” Understanding God’s truths is to realize we’re predestined, “called to be at one with God the Father and God the Son as in a family relationship.” Jesus reveals through Paul how the world will come to know.
(Romans 11:24-27; “I don’t want you to be ignorant of this MYSTERY, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: A partial hardening has happened to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. (26) And so ALL ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion; He will remove ungodliness from Jacob. (27) And this is My covenant with them, when I take AWAY their sins.” )
Paul went to great length explaining to the Gentiles how and why they are grafted in with the natural branches, “that’s saved by promise.” (Israelites were told, “they were God’s chosen people, but few indeed, understood that it was through and by the promises to their fathers.” Their being chosen as God’s people had nothing to do with their own merits or goodness. Likewise followers of Jesus, “called to believe IN Him people” aren’t called because of their making right choices, merits or goodness. (By grace we are saved; see Ephesians 2:5-9 and let‘s study a portion of Paul‘s letter to Timothy.
(2Timothy 1:6-14; “Because of this I remind you to rekindle God’s gift that you possess through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control. (8) So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me, a prisoner for His sake, but by God’s power accept your share of suffering for the gospel. (9) He is the one who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works but on His own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but now made visible through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus.”)
After being gifted to understand verses 6-10; the work of periodic rekindling should take place through our meditation, studying and seeking His revelations. Knowing God did the calling “NOT based on our works, but for His own purpose granted before time began” takes away all boasting or arrogance.
“He, ’Jesus Christ’ has broken the power of death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel! (11) For this gospel I, ’Paul’ was appointed a preacher, apostle and teacher. Because of this in fact, I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, because I know the One in whom my faith is set and I am convinced that He is able to protect what has been entrusted to me until that day. Hold to the standard of sound words that you heard from me and do so with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Protect that good thing entrusted to you, through the Holy Spirit who lives within us.”)
Spiritual Life and immortality is through being gifted to believe IN Jesus’ good news! Only then can we know with Paul “the One in whom our faith is set.” This entrusted faith is through His energizing Holy Spirit that lives in us.
It’s that gifted faith that gives us the desire to remember and keep holy His set aside Sabbaths. Times given to the Israelites, as a perpetual sign, “demonstrating they were His set aside people.” A separated people from all others! Today we followers of Jesus know “we are spiritual Israelites.” (See Galatians 3:28-29) When Jesus delivered the Israelites through Moses, “a bread “called Manna” was supplied six days a week.” All that was not consumed on that day spoiled by the next morning. On the sixth day Israelites were commanded to gather twice the daily amount, “which did not spoil by the next morning.”
(Exodus 16:27-30; On the seventh day some of the people went out to gather it, ’manna – bread,’ but they found nothing. So the Lord said to Moses, “How long do you refuse to obey My commandments and My instructions? See, because the Lord has given you the Sabbath, that is why He is giving you food for two days on the sixth day. Each of you stay where you are; let no one go out of his place on the seventh day.” So the people rested on the seventh day.”)
Isaiah told of strangers becoming spiritual Israelites.
(Isaiah 56:1-5; “This is what the Lord says, “Promote justice! Do what is right! For I am ready to deliver you; I am ready to vindicate you openly. The people who do this will be blessed, the people who commit themselves to obedience, who observe the Sabbath and do not defile it, who refrain from doing anything that is wrong. (3) No foreigner who becomes a follower of the Lord should say, ‘The Lord will certainly exclude me from his people.’ The eunuch should not say, ‘Look, I am like a dried-up tree.’ For this is what the Lord says: “For the eunuchs who observe My Sabbaths and choose what pleases Me and are faithful to My covenant, I will set up within My temple and My walls a monument that will be better than sons and daughters. I will set up a permanent monument for them that will remain.
(Isa 56:6-7; “As for foreigners who become followers of the Lord and serve Him, who love the name of the Lord and want to be His servants – all who observe the Sabbath and do not defile it, and who are faithful to My covenant – (7) I will bring them to My holy mountain; I will make them happy in the temple where people pray to Me. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on My altar, for My temple will be known as a temple where all nations may pray.”)
(Isa 56:8; “The sovereign Lord, “the one who gathers the dispersed of Israel” says this “I will still gather them up.”) See Isaiah 35: to learn of the coming worldwide deliverance of Israel to their borders as promised Abraham.
NOW back to James’ letter to the dispersed tribes of his day. A letter to Israelites called to be Believers IN Jesus, “called out dispersed Israelites living among gentiles!”
(James 1:2-8; “My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect effect, so that you will be perfect and complete, not deficient in anything. (5) But if anyone is deficient in wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without reprimand and it will be given to him. (6) But he must ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed around by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord, since he is a double-minded individual, unstable in all his ways.”)
Gifted faith knowledge as to why Jesus came, did miraculous re-creation, deeds demonstrating His deity, shedding His blood for the remission of sins and ascending back to His Father according to plan; isn’t something that can be conjured up. We don’t have all their travel records, but we know Jesus’ twelve apostles were sent to these dispersed Israelites. We know from the content of James’ letter that Jesus’ faith was gifted to many Israelites. James shared Jesus’ teaching about trials, testing, growing, faith and overcoming to the end. Steadfast endurance was a believing IN faith character needed then and needed in this age.
Israelites are the natural branches by promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Branches that get their nourishment from the Vine, “Jesus.” So, let’s review an earlier text.
(John 15:1-4; “I am the True Vine and My Father is the gardener. He takes away every branch that does not bear fruit in Me. He prunes every branch that bears fruit so that it will bear more fruit. You. ’apostles - followers of Me’ are clean already because of the word that I have spoken to you. Remain in Me and I will remain in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me.”
(John 15:5-6; “I am The Vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me – and I in him – bears much fruit, because apart from Me you can accomplish nothing. If anyone does not remain in Me, he is thrown out like a branch, dries up; and such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and are burned up.”
“(John 15:7-8; “If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want, and it will be done for you. My Father is honored by this, that you bear much fruit and show that you are My disciples.”
((John 15:9-16; “Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; remain in My love. If you obey My commandments, you will remain in My love, just as I have obeyed My Father’s commandments and remain in His love. (11) I have told you these things so that My joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete. My commandment is this – to love one another just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this – that one lays down his life for his friends. (14) You are My friends if you do what I command you. I no longer call you slaves, because the slave does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because I have revealed to you everything I heard from My Father. (16) You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that remains, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. This I command you – to love one another.”)
We must love fellow Believers IN Jesus, as He loves us. We must understand that Jesus was that Rock delivering Israel through Moses.
As James wrote to the dispersed tribes of Israel; Paul
writes to scattered spiritual Israelites around the world.
(1Corinthians 10:1-13; “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. (5) 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. (7) 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. (11) These things happened to them as examples and were written for our instruction, on whom the ends of the ages have come. 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. 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.”)
Only God’s called out people understand gifted revealed knowledge regarding physical and spiritual Israelites’ promised deliverance, “promised salvation” through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, whose name God changed to Israel.

God’s Master Plan, chapter 7

May 11th, 2020

To: World’s in Residence Churches of God.  Lyyar 17, 5,780 until sunset. 5/11/20
In home worship is the direction God’s church must move. Politically correct environment has evolved to the point “it’s dangerous to express belief in God’s expressed view. When we’re teaching we must. Preachers – pastors in large congregations particularly lose their jobs for speaking against politically correct issues. Politically correctness has become a religion in most nations. Demonic deceptions started long ago.
(Jeremiah 23:13-14; The Lord says, “I saw the prophets of Samaria doing something that was disgusting. They prophesied in the name of the god Baal and led My people Israel astray. (14) But I see the prophets of Jerusalem doing something just as shocking. They are unfaithful to Me and continually prophesy - ‘teach’ lies. So they give encouragement to people who are doing evil, with the result that they do not stop their evildoing. I consider all of them as bad as the people of Sodom, and the citizens of Jerusalem as bad as the people of Gomorrah.”) Studies back we read, (2Chronicles 15: about King Asa’s turning the Israelites back to the faith of their ancestors and that temporary result and Jesus’ apostle Peter was mindful of history’s repeating.
(2Peter 2:1-3; But false prophets arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. These false teachers will infiltrate your midst with destructive heresies, even to the point of denying the Master who bought them. As a result, they will bring swift destruction on themselves. And many will follow their debauched lifestyles. Because of these false teachers, the way of truth will be slandered. And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation pronounced long ago is not sitting idly by; their destruction is not asleep.”)
Consider, God’s prophecy are so certain they’re often written in past tense.
(2Peter 2:4-11;“For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but threw them into, hell (Hebrew γίνομαι meaning ginomai) and locked them up in chains in utter darkness, to be kept until the judgment and if he did not spare the ancient world, but did protect Noah a herald of righteousness, along with seven others, when God brought a flood on an ungodly world and if He turned to ashes the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah when He condemned them to destruction, having appointed them to serve as an example to future generations of the ungodly and if He rescued Lot, a righteous man in anguish over the debauched lifestyle of lawless men, (for while he lived among them day after day, that righteous man was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard) (See  Gen 18:16—19:29) – if so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from their trials and to reserve the unrighteous for punishment at the day of judgment, especially those who indulge their fleshly desires and who despise authority.”
Brazen and insolent, they are not afraid to insult the glorious ones, (11) yet even angels, who are much more powerful do not bring a slanderous judgment against them before the Lord.”)
(A parallel text at Jude 9 speaks of a reviling judgment against the devil in which the prepositional phrase is entirely absent. At the same time, in that parallel Michael does say to the devil, “May the Lord rebuke you.” (Hence, Peter is offering something of a judgment from the Lord.)
Unbelieving people are creatures of instinct.
(2Pet 2:12-13; “But these men, like irrational animals – creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed – do not understand whom they are insulting, and consequently in their destruction they will be destroyed, suffering harm as the wages for their harmful ways. By considering it a pleasure to carouse in broad daylight, they are stains and blemishes, indulging in their deceitful pleasures when they feast together with you.”
(2Pet 2:14-16; “Their eyes, full of adultery, never stop sinning; they entice unstable people. They have trained their hearts for greed, these cursed children! By forsaking the right path they have gone astray, because they followed the way of Balaam son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness, yet was rebuked for his own transgression (a dumb donkey, speaking with a human voice restrained the prophet’s madness).” (See Num 22—24 and 31:8, 16).
Unbelieving teacher’s plight, a foregone conclusion.
(2Pet 2:17-21; “These men are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm, for whom the utter depths of darkness have been reserved. For by speaking high-sounding but empty words they are able to entice with fleshly desires and with debauchery, people who have just escaped from those who reside in error. (19) Although these false teachers promise such people freedom, they themselves are enslaved to immorality. For whatever a person succumbs to, to that he is enslaved. For if after they have escaped the filthy things of the world through the rich knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they again get entangled in them and succumb to them, their last state has become worse for them than their first. (21) For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than, having known it, to turn back from the holy commandment that had been delivered to them.”)
(2Per 2:22- “They are illustrations of this true proverb: “A dog returns to its own vomit,” and “A sow, after washing herself, wallows in the mire.”) (A loose rendering of Proverbs 26:11) Peter’s words don’t need additional commentary.
People need Jesus’ spirit, His faith and revelations. Spiritual understanding is; “revelation discernment.” Scriptural study can result in fleshly understanding, but “fleshly understanding isn’t revealed faith.” (Without God’s interceding, opening minds and revealing, “it isn’t His faith in us.)
Study it again, Jesus said; (John 15:15;“I no longer call you slaves, because the slave does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because I have REVEALED to you everything I heard from My Father.”)
God chooses, opens minds and gives the desire to know Him. (See Phil 2:13) Remember: each apostle continued referring to themselves as Jesus Christ’s slaves. Whether it be James “our Lord’s half brother” to the twelve dispersed tribes of Israel or Paul writing to Gentiles in Corinth; “Jesus’ Word is REVEALED to those He calls.” Let’s consider James’ letter and some of Paul’s explanations to the Roman Gentiles.
(James 1:1; “From James, a slave of God and the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes dispersed abroad.” Greetings!) Because of James’ calling and gifted revelations, he could write with authority, “from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” James isn’t writing to the non-Israelite populations, but to the dispersed Israelites. (Remember a few years earlier, Jesus first sent His disciples to the lost tribes of Israel.)
(Matt 10:5-6; “Jesus sent out these twelve, instructing them as follows: “Do not go to Gentile regions and do not enter any Samaritan town. Go instead to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”) Consider why the Israelites were dispersed and why He held back on revealing Himself to the Gentiles at that time? We pray both questions are opened to our understanding as we continue.
(Romans 11:13-15; “Now I “Paul” am speaking to you Gentiles. Seeing that I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, if somehow I could provoke My people to jealousy and save some of them. For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?”) Their acceptance life from the dead? A resurrection! Because of grace and promises to the fathers “the whole of Jacob is holy to God!” (Grace is that gift of promise, “Jesus’ work.”)
Now Paul explains how God’s promises to Abraham relates to gentiles.
(Rom 11:16-20; “If the first portion of the dough offered is holy, then the whole batch is holy and if the root is holy, so too are the branches. Now if some of the branches were broken off and you, “gentiles” a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among them and participated in the richness of the olive root, do not boast over the branches. But if you boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you. (19) Then you will say, “The branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” Granted! They ‘Israel’ were broken off because of their unbelief, but you “gentiles” stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but fear!” )
All believers IN become spiritual Israelites! Though the many Israelites backslid because of unbelief, all Israelites are holy because of the promises to their fathers, “Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” NOW the teaching to the Gentiles is rooted to the same believing IN faith as was gifted to Abraham!
(Rom 11:21-23; “For if God did not spare the NATURAL branches, perhaps He will not spare you. Notice therefore the kindness and harshness of God – harshness toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness toward you, PROVIDED you CONTINUE in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off. And even they – IF they do not continue in their UNBELIEF – will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.”)
When Jesus returns, “apparently all unbelieving Israelites will become believers and be grafted in AGAIN.”
(Rom 11:24-33; “For if you ‘gentiles’ were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree and grafted, contrary to ‘your inherited’ nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree? For I do not want you to be ignorant of this MYSTERY, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: “A partial hardening has happened to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.” (26) And so ALL ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion; He will remove ungodliness from Jacob. And this is My covenant with them, when I take AWAY their sins.” In regard to the gospel they, “Israelites” are enemies for your sake, but in regard to ELECTION they are dearly loved for the SAKE of the fathers. For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable. Just as you were formerly disobedient to God, but have now received MERCY due to their “Israelites” disobedience, so they too have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may NOW RECEIVE MERCY. (32) For God has consigned all people to disobedience so that He may show mercy to them all. (33) Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how fathomless His ways!”)
We don’t need to hurriedly try to figuring it all out, wait on revelations, believe God and what He inspired to be written.

God’s Master Plan, chapter 6

May 10th, 2020

To: World’s in Home Churches of God.  Lyyar 16, 5,780 until sunset. 5/10/20
Denominations don’t teach the degree our Re-Creator, Creator, Sustainer God knows all and preplans precisely. Not only was Israel delivered from Egyptian bondage exactly as preplanned, “King Cyrus of Persia was named and his kingdom announced long before his birth. He proclaimed; (2Chron 36:23; ‘The Lord God of the heavens has given to me all the kingdoms of the earth. He has appointed me to build for Him a temple in Jerusalem Judah. May the Lord your God energize you who belong to His people, so you may be able to go back there!” Read the whole account, prove God and believe. Scoffers’ field day is now: ignorantly playing into Satan’s hand. Soon the King of Kings will reveal His truths. (Study 2Chronicles 36:, Ezra 1:-6:, Isaiah 44:26 - 45:1, Daniel 1:6, and 10:. To know Him is to love Him.
Heavenly Father: please grant Your peace to each truth seeker and give each “a believing in Jesus faith.” Reveal Yourself to many minds and give many the desire to practice Your truths. We ask in Jesus’ holy name. Amen.
In this earth’s western nations particularly, people over fifty notice the number of things reversed from birth. Where the Holy Bible once decorated end tables, citizens held to and discussed its values now adhere to books abominable to God. We each could name many. Notably western nations particularly have gone the way of Sodom and Gomorra and to what’s politically correct.
When Barnabas and Paul came back to the church at Antioch, “they reported all the things God had done through them” credit was given, “to He that opened the door of faith for the Gentiles.” Acts 14:27) No apostle ever boasted of success without sharing who gave it and that they were God’s servants. Understanding something most professing Christians seems to have forgotten. (That; “Jesus is the Vine, God the Father the Gardener and believing IN Faith is gifted.) God opens doors of faith when He’s ready. Jesus’ apostles knew He was working in them. Jesus proclaimed it.
(John 15:1-3; “I am the true Vine and My Father is the Gardener. My Father takes away every branch that does not bear fruit in Me. He prunes every branch that bears fruit so that it will bear more fruit. You are clean already because of the Word that I have spoken to you.”) Jesus’ apostles were called and gifted to believe IN the WORD spoken to them and the Word making them clean. Today we search our minds, attempting to discern how so many could refuse to believe IN Jesus as He’s manifested to be in the Holy Scriptures. (Yet, His Word tells us that only HE opens the door of faith!) Believers IN Jesus are Abraham’s heirs as Paul explained to God‘s church at Rome and to us..
(Romans 4:1-7; “What then shall we say that Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh has discovered regarding this matter? If Abraham was declared righteous by the works of the law, he has something to boast about – but not before God. For what does the scripture say? “Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness.” (See Genesis 15:6) Now to the one who works, his pay is not credited due to grace but due to obligation. But to the one who does not work, but believes in the One who declares the ungodly righteous, his faith is credited as righteousness.”
(Rom 4:6-8; So even David himself speaks regarding the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the one against whom the Lord will never count sin.” (See also Psalms 32:1-2 and remember from last study, “only God can take away sins.”
(Rom 4:9-12; “Is this blessedness then for the circumcision or also for the un-circumcision? For we say, “faith was credited to Abraham as righteousness.” How then was it credited to him? Was he circumcised at the time, or not? No, he was not circumcised but uncircumcised! And he received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised, so that he would become the father of all those who believe but have never been circumcised, that they too could have righteousness credited to them. (By their being gifted to believe IN.) And Abraham is also the father of the circumcised, who are not only circumcised but who also walk “practice” in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham possessed when he was still uncircumcised.”
(Rom 4:13-15; “For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would inherit the world was not fulfilled through the law, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. For if they become heirs by the law, faith is empty and the promise is nullified. For the law brings wrath, because where there is no law there is no transgression either. For this reason it is by faith so that it may be by grace, with the result that the promise may be certain to all the descendants – not only to those who are under the law, but also to those who have the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all. (As it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations.” See Genesis 17:5)
(Romans 4:16-17; (Comprises one sentence in Greek, but has been divided into two sentences due to English requirements.) (The quotation forms a parenthesis in Paul’s argument.) (He “Abraham” is our father in the presence of God whom he believed – the God who makes the dead alive and summons the things that do not yet exist as though they already do.)
(Rom 1:18-20; “Against hope Abraham believed in hope with the result that he became the father of many nations according to the pronouncement, “so will your descendants be.” See Genesis 15:5) Without being weak in faith, Abraham considered his own body as dead (because he was about one hundred years old) and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver in unbelief about the promise of God but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God.)
(Rom 1:21-25; (He “Abraham” was fully convinced that what God promised He was also able to do. So indeed it was credited to Abraham as righteousness. But the statement it was credited to him was not written only for Abraham’s sake, but also for our sake, to whom it will be credited, those who believe IN the One who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He ‘Jesus’ was given over (By God our Father) because of our transgressions and was raised for the sake of our justification.”) Jesus ordained that, He and His followers, be Abraham’s heirs and John recorded His Words.)
(John 10:14-18; “I am the good shepherd. I know My own and My own know Me – just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father – and I lay down My life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not come from this sheepfold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to My voice, so that there will be one flock and one shepherd. (17) This is why the Father loves Me – because I lay down My life, so that I may take it back again. No one takes it “My Life” away from Me, but I lay it down of My own free will. I have the authority to lay it down, and I have the authority to take it back again. This commandment I received from My Father.”) Now back to Jesus’ words through John.
(John 15:4-8; “Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the Vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me.” I am the Vine; you are the Branches. The one who remains in Me – and I in him – bears much fruit, because apart from Me you can accomplish nothing. If anyone does not remain in Me, he is thrown out like a branch, and dries up; and such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and are burned up. (7) If you remain in Me and My Words remain in you, ask whatever you want, and it will be done for you. My Father is honored by this, that you bear much fruit and show that you are My disciples.” )
Jesus isn’t speaking to worldly unbelievers, but to those selected, called and gifted to believe IN. His subject is faith that grows spiritually. Unbelieving people are talented, have excellent mechanics, teaching abilities etc. but only His sheep comprehend spiritual things. It’s God’s Way that the wheat and weeds grow together, “until His appointed time.” Worldly and spiritual people are in this world together; but only the called and spiritually gifted will be in God’s first resurrection. (The rest after the thousand years are completed.)
(Revelations 20:4-6; Then I saw thrones and seated on them were those who had been given authority to judge. I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. These had not worshiped the beast or his image and had refused to receive his mark on their forehead or hand. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. (5) (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were finished.) This is the first resurrection.) Blessed and holy is the one who takes part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.) People refusing to turn “repent” after Jesus’ millennial reign will ultimately be burned up.)
(John 15:9-17; “Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; remain in My love. If you obey My commandments, you will remain in My love, just as I have obeyed My Father’s commandments and remain in His love. I have told you these things so that, My joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete. (12) My commandment is this –”to love one another just as I have loved you.” No one has greater love than this – that one lays down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you. (15) I no longer call you slaves, because the slave does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because I have REVEALED to you everything, I heard from My Father. (16) (You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that remains, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.) (17) This I command you – to love one another.”)
Remaining in His love? “Love one another and obey Jesus’ commandments.”
It’s revealed to Believers that Jesus is Re-creator, Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, Mediator and coming King of Kings. (See Colossians 1:15-20) The Lord God Jesus is the One who wrote the ten commandments on tablets of stone. Thus His parable about Lazarus and a rich man, His stating; “if people didn’t believe Moses, neither will they believe if one is raised from the dead and tells them.” This is the whole point of Jesus’ parable. The result of believing IN, “you will remain in MY love.” “I have told you these things so that My joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete.” This spiritual understanding transcends all.
Remember, Jesus no longer calls Believers IN slaves, He reveals as to friends. Christians are Spiritual Israelites gifted with revealed knowledge of God the Father and God the Son.

God’s Master Plan, chapter 5

May 9th, 2020

To: Worldwide in Residence Churches of God.  Lyyar 15, 5,780 until sunset. 5/9/20
Continuing from last study; Jesus reveled through Jeremiah that He will return, deliver Israel back to their pasture, punish those who persecuted them and “forgive those He allows to survive.”
(Jeremiah 50:18-20; “So I, the Lord God of Israel who rules over all, say: ‘I will punish the king of Babylon and his land just as I punished the king of Assyria. But I will restore the flock of Israel to their own pasture. They will graze on Mount Carmel and the land of Bashan. They will eat until they are full on the hills of Ephraim and the land of Gilead. When that time comes, no guilt will be found in Israel. No sin will be found in Judah. For I will forgive those of them I have allowed to survive. I, the Lord, affirm it!’”) (God is going to save Israel because of His promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.) To non-Israelites God promises salvation, making them at One with the Elect Israelites.
(Romans 11:28-32; “In regard to the gospel they, ‘Israelites’ are enemies for your ‘Gentiles’ sake, but in regard to Election they are dearly loved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable. (30) Just as you ‘gentiles’ were formerly disobedient to God, but have now received mercy due to their ‘Israel’s’ disobedience, so they too have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. For God has consigned all people to disobedience so that He may show mercy to them all.”)
(All are consigned to disobedience because all inherited Adam, Eve and Cain’s nature. Only through God supernaturally changing that inherited nature is eternal life possible.)
(Rom 11:33; “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how fathomless His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor? Or who has first given to God that God needs to repay him?  For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To him be glory forever.”)
(No one can successfully approach God to offer Him service, or a covenant He’d need to honor. “The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.” God is going to show mercy to all.)
Jesus taught through His apostle Paul that salvation is only by promise.
(Gal 3:15-19; “Brothers and sisters, I offer an example from everyday life: When a covenant has been ratified, even though it is only a human contract, no one can set it aside or add anything to it. Now the promises ‘to save through Jesus’ were spoken to Abraham and to his descendant. Scripture does not say, “and to the descendants,” referring to many, but “to your descendant,” referring to One, who is Christ. (17) What I am saying is this: The law that came four hundred thirty years later does not cancel a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to invalidate the promise. For if the inheritance is based on the law, it is no longer based on the promise, but God graciously gave it ‘the inheritance’ to Abraham through the promise.”
Remember: “For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast. For we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.” Ephesians 2:8-10)
Fleshly minded people “all inheriting Adam’s nature” demonstrated their need for the law by their conduct.
(Gal 3:19- “Why then was the law given? It was added because of transgressions, until the arrival of the Descendant to whom the promise had been made. It ‘the law’ was administered through angels by an intermediary ‘Jesus.” Now an intermediary is not for one party alone, but God is One. Is the law therefore opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. But the scripture imprisoned everything and everyone under sin so that the promise could be given – because of the faithfulness of Jesus Christ – to those who believe.”) (To those called to Believe IN.)
(Gal 3:23-29; “Now before ‘Jesus’’ faith came we ‘followers’ were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners until the coming faith” would be revealed. Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous by faith. (25) But now that ‘Jesus’’ faith has come, ‘been revealed’ we ’who are gifted with Jesus’ faith’ are no longer under a guardian. (WHY?) For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. For all of you who were baptized ’immersed’ into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female – for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. (29) And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”)
(Christians – followers of Jesus, are a set aside ‘sanctified’ people, by promise and known from the foundation of the world and the New Covenant possible because the Testator of it “Jesus” died.)
Jesus, Priest of a Better Covenant
(Hebrews 8:1-5; “Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We have such a High Priest, One who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister in the sanctuary and the true tabernacle that the Lord, not man, set up. For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. So this One too had to have something to offer. Now if He ‘Jesus’ were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are already priests who offer the gifts prescribed by the law. (5) The place where they ‘the Old Covenant Priest’ serve is a sketch and shadow of the heavenly sanctuary, just as Moses was warned by God as he was about to complete the tabernacle. For He says, “See that you make everything according to the design shown to you on the mountain.”
(Heb 8:6-9; “But now Jesus has obtained a superior ministry, since the covenant that He mediates is also better and is enacted on better promises. If that first covenant had been faultless, no one would have looked for a second one. But showing its fault, God says to them, “Look, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will complete a New Covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. “It will not be like the covenant that I made with their fathers, on the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not continue in My covenant and I had no regard for them, says the Lord.”)
A nature change covenant gifted to Believers.
(Heb 8:10; “For this is the covenant that I will establish with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord. I will put My laws in their minds and I will inscribe them on their hearts. And I will be their God and they will be My people.”)
The mystery is such that only those called are able to grasp it. Fleshly minded people think ’methodology. (Thinking surely there’s a way in which we can surrender our lives and make a covenant with God.) When these say, “just believe” (it’s a believe that, not a “believe IN.”) Believing IN is a supernatural gifted calling ‘to turn from the formally lived life’ to a life of practicing Jesus’ way.
Speaking of those Jesus is to deliver to their former pasture, He says; (Heb 8:11-13; “And there will be no need at all for each one to teach his countryman or each one to teach his brother saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ since they will all know Me, from the least to the greatest. “For I will be merciful toward their evil deeds, and their sins I will remember no longer.” When He speaks of a New Covenant, He makes the first obsolete. Now what is growing obsolete and aging is about to disappear.”) (Study the whole, God’s New Covenant with His called out people is rehearsed more in chapters 9 and 10)
Physical - fleshly logic.
There is human physical logic “understanding” and there’s spiritual God gifted understanding! We are first introduced to the fleshly logic of Adam, Eve and Cain in the book of Genesis. (When people assume, they’re willingly ignorant.) Why would people be willingly ignorant? (Could it be that the inherited nature from Adam wants to go the way that seems right?) It’s the nature that desires worshiping, one’s own intellect? Our inherited nature is self serving, haughty and naturally prone to trust in this world’s system of things. The very things Jesus and His apostles taught against.
(Jesus taught through Paul the following; “Command those who are rich in this world’s goods not to be haughty or to set their hope on riches which are uncertain, but on God who richly provides us with all things for our enjoyment. Tell them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, to be generous givers sharing with others. In this way they will save up a treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the future and so lay hold of what is truly life.” 1Tim 6:17-19)
The inherited from Adam nature leads people to trust in the things riches and society contribute to. Laying hold on what is TRULY LIFE is spiritually discerned. Allow the Paul’s explanation. Is this speaking to you?
(1Cor 2:10-16; God has revealed these to us by the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the things of a man except the man’s spirit within him? So too, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we “Believers IN - Christians” have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may KNOW the things that are freely given to us by God. And we speak about these things, NOT WITH WORDS TAUGHT BY HUMAN WISDOM, but with those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people. The unbeliever DOES NOT RECEIVE the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolish to him. And he CANNOT understand them, because they are spiritually DISCERNED. The one who is spiritual discerns all things, yet he himself is understood by no one. For who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to advise him? But we “Believers” have the mind of Christ.”
Today’s worldly educators are mostly deliberately ignorant; they suppress God’s truth because they aren‘t Believers. They desire to find a way around yielding to the teaching of our Creator. WHY? When people desire to be disobedient “God gives them blindness.” When people interpret according to what seems correct to human intellect, God allows blindness.
(2Cor 4:1-6; “Therefore, since we have this ministry, just as God has shown us mercy, we do not become discouraged. But we have rejected shameful hidden deeds, not behaving with deceptiveness or DISTORTING the word of God, but by open proclamation of the truth we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience before God. But even if OUR GOSPEL IS VEILED, it is veiled ONLY to those who are PERISHING, among whom the GOD OF THIS AGE HAS BLINDED THE MINDS of those who DO NOT believe so they would NOT SEE the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” is THE ONE WHO SHINED (is still shining) in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.“)
God has no argument with the willingly ignorant that depend on carbon dating and claim the earth to be millions of years old. He’s Creator and Re-creator.

God’s Master Plan, chapter 4

May 8th, 2020

Lyyar 13, 5,780 until sunset. May 7, 2,020.
To: Worldwide In Residence Churches of God.  25,743
In our last study we reviewed Jesus’ instruction through His apostle Paul; regarding the necessity of Christians separating from this world’s system of things. See 2Cor 6:14-18) We also read about Oded the prophet encouraging King Asa to turn Israel back to the God of their ancestors and that temporary outcome. See 2Chronicals 15: - 28: We read about the likes of Assyria and Babylon being enemies of God’s people in Jeremiah and our commentary likening them to this world’s system of things. God has spelled out the characteristics of Babylon and their plight through Jeremiah. See Jeremiah 50:
(Jeremiah 50:18-20; “So I, the Lord God of Israel who rules over all, say: ‘I will punish the king of Babylon and his land just as I punished the king of Assyria. But I will restore the flock of Israel to their own pasture. They will graze on Mount Carmel and the land of Bashan. They will eat until they are full on the hills of Ephraim and the land of Gilead. When that time comes, no guilt will be found in Israel. No sin will be found in Judah. For I will forgive those of them I have allowed to survive. I, the Lord, affirm it!’”)
It’s a perpetual covenant promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’s heirs. Revisit Galatians 3:28-29, regarding God’s covenant with Abraham. Can one imagine Abraham instituting that covenant?” In that regard, has God changed? No! People under God’s New Covenant through Redeemer Jesus are a spiritually called out people. A people God puts His energizing Holy Spirit in; “making each at one with Himself spiritually and mentally.” Followers of Jesus are saved by grace, not of works, nor methodology, but by God’s fathering.
All the chaotic times Jesus spoke of and had recorded at Matthew 24: will happen on schedule before His return, “unless God the Father cuts time short for His Elect’s sake.”
Peaceful times on the horizon; Zechariah’s praise and prediction.
Zachariah was serving by lot as priest when, “An angel of the Lord, standing on the right side of the altar of incense, appeared to him.” Zechariah was visibly shaken when he saw the angel “was seized with fear.” But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son; you will name him John. Joy and gladness will come to you, and many will rejoice at his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He must never drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even before his birth. He will turn many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. (17) And he will go as forerunner before the Lord in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers back to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared for Him.”) See Luke 1:
(Luke 1:18-20; Zechariah said to the angel, “How can I be sure of this? For I am an old man, and my wife is old as well.” The angel answered him, “I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. And now, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their time, you will be silent, unable to speak, until the day these things take place.”)
(Luke 1:21-25; Now the people were waiting for Zechariah, and they began to wonder why he was delayed in the holy place. When he came out, he was not able to speak to them. They realized that he had seen a vision in the holy place, because he was making signs to them and remained unable to speak. When his time of service was over, he went to his home. After some time his wife Elizabeth became pregnant, and for five months she kept herself in seclusion. She said, “This is what the Lord has done for me at the time when he has been gracious to me, to take away my disgrace among people.”)
Birth Announcement of Jesus the Messiah
(Luke 1:26-30;  “In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, a descendant of David and the virgin’s name was Mary. The angel came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled by his words and began to wonder about the meaning of this greeting. So the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid Mary, for you have found favor with God!”)
(Luke 1:31-35; Listen: You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name Him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. (33) He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will never end.” Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I have not had sexual relations with a man?” (35) The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be holy; He will be called the Son of God.)
Jesus was fathered by God the Father, “begotten of God’s energizing Holy Spirit: He was the Son of God at conception.” John and Elizabeth would be begotten of God’s energizing Holy Spirit when Mary visited. Gabriel continued speaking to Mary.
(Luke 1:36-38; “And look, your relative Elizabeth has also become pregnant with a son in her old age – although she was called barren, she is now in her sixth month! For nothing will be impossible with God.” So Mary said, “Yes, I am a servant of the Lord; let this happen to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.)
(Luke 1:39-45; “In those days Mary got up and went hurriedly into the hill country, to a town of Judah, and entered Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. (41) When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. (42) She exclaimed with a loud voice, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child in your womb! And who am I that the mother of my Lord should come and visit me? For the instant the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that what was spoken to her by the Lord would be fulfilled.”)
(Luke 1:46-56; And Mary said, “My soul exalts the Lord, and my spirit has begun to rejoice in God my Savior, because He has looked upon the humble state of His servant. For from now on all generations will call me blessed, because He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name; from generation to generation He is merciful to those who fear Him. He has demonstrated power with His arm; He has scattered those whose pride wells up from the sheer arrogance of their hearts. He has brought down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up those of lowly position; He has filled the hungry with good things, and has sent the rich away empty. He has helped His servant Israel, remembering His mercy, as He promised to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.” So Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months and then returned to her home.”)
Jesus is coming back to be Israel’s king forever!
John’s birth and Zachariah filled with the Holy Spirit.
(Luke 1:57-66; Now the time came for Elizabeth to have her baby, and she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they wanted to name him Zechariah after his father. But his mother replied, “No! He must be named John.” (61) They said to her, “But none of your relatives bears this name.” So they made signs to the baby’s father, inquiring what he wanted to name his son. He asked for a writing tablet and wrote, “His name is John.” And they were all amazed. (64) Immediately Zechariah’s mouth was opened and his tongue released, and he spoke, blessing God. All their neighbors were filled with fear, and throughout the entire hill country of Judea all these things were talked about. All who heard these things kept them in their hearts, saying, “What then will this child be?” For the Lord’s hand was indeed with him.”
(Luke 1:67-77; Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, because He has come to help and has redeemed His people. For He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David, as He spoke through the mouth of His holy prophets from long ago, that we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us. He has done this to show mercy to our ancestors and to remember His holy covenant – the oath that He swore to our ancestor Abraham.”)
This oath grants that followers of Jesus are Jacob’s heirs “spiritual Israelites” that will be rescued from the hand of our enemies and serve Jesus without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him for as long as they live. (76) And you child “John” will be called the prophet of the Most High. For you will go before the Lord to prepare His ways, to give His people knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins.”)
(Luke 1:78-79; “Because of our God’s tender mercy the dawn will break upon us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”)
(Luke 1:80; And the child kept growing and becoming strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day he was revealed to Israel.”
By revelation God’s Holy Spirit in people “is the covenant promise”
makes Believers IN Jesus heirs with Zachariah and Peter.”
On that Pentecost after Jesus‘ ascension Peter was the spokesman for the apostles. Quoting Moses from Deuteronomy, Peter proclaimed.
(Acts 3:22-26; Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your brothers. You must obey Him in everything He tells you. Every person who does not obey that prophet will be destroyed and thus removed from the people.” And all the prophets from Samuel and those who followed him have spoken about and announced these days. You “followers of Jesus” are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your ancestors, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed.’ (26) God raised up His servant and sent Him first to you, ’Israelites’ to bless you by turning each one of you from your iniquities.”
Believers IN are looking for Jesus’ return and peace on earth, “when all who call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” See Joel 2:
To all followers of Himself and particularly Non-Israelites Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to explain.
(Romans 11:25-26; “For I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: A partial hardening has happened to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion; He will remove ungodliness from Jacob. And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”)
Believers can only boast in the Lord when they realize He purchased each with His blood, He called and revealed His love to their minds. A believer’s understanding isn’t from intellect, but God gifted.)

God’s Master Plan, chapter 3

May 6th, 2020

Llyer 12, 5,780 until sunset. May 6, 2,020.
To: Worldwide In Residence Churches of God.
After King David the Lord allowed bad and good kings to reign over Israel. One good King was Asa who caused Israel to made a renewal Covenant.
(See 2Chronicles 15: It had been a time of chaos for no one could travel safely, total chaos had overtaken all the people of the surrounding lands. One nation was crushed by another, and one city by another, for God caused them to be in great turmoil.
Oded the prophet encouraged King Asa saying; “But as for you, be strong and don’t get discouraged, for your work will be rewarded.” Asa was encouraged. He removed the detestable idols from the entire land of Judah and Benjamin and from the cities he had seized in the Ephraimite hill country. He repaired the altar of the Lord in front of the porch of the Lord’s temple. Assembling Judah, Benjamin, settlers from Ephraim, Manasseh and Simeon who lived among them. When the people saw that the Lord God was with Asa they assembled in Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of Asa’s reign. They sacrificed to the Lord, plunder they had brought back. They solemnly agreed to seek the Lord God of their ancestors with their whole heart and being. Anyone who would not seek the Lord God of Israel would be executed, whether they were young or old, male or female. They swore their allegiance to the Lord, shouting their approval loudly and sounding trumpets and horns.
All Judah was happy about the oath, because they made the vow with their whole heart. They willingly sought the Lord and He responded to them. He made them secure on every side.
(2Chron 15:16-19; King Asa also removed “Maacah” his grandmother from her position as queen mother because she had made a loathsome Asherah pole. Asa cut down her Asherah pole and crushed and burned it in the Kidron Valley. The high places were not eliminated from Israel, yet Asa was wholeheartedly devoted to the LORD throughout his lifetime. He brought the holy items that his father and he had made into God’s temple, including the silver, gold, and other articles. There was no more war until the thirty-fifth year of Asa’s reign.)
The history of covenants with God is that He institutes them.
God made a covenant with Noah, promising to destroy all breathing beings except Noah and family. See Gen 6:18-22) Afterward God said to Noah and his sons, “I now confirm My covenant with you and your descendants after you, with every living creature that is with you. “Never again will all living things be wiped out by the waters of a flood; never again will a flood destroy the earth.”
“This is the guarantee of the covenant I am making with you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all subsequent generations: “I will place My rainbow in the clouds and it will become a guarantee of the covenant between Me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember My covenant with you and with all living creatures of all kinds. Never again will the waters become a flood and destroy all living things. When the rainbow is in the clouds, I will notice it and remember the perpetual covenant between God and all living creatures of all kinds that are on the earth.” “This is the guarantee of the covenant that I am confirming between Me and all living things that are on the earth.” See Gen 9:
God instituted a covenant promise with Abraham, saying; “Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a foreign country; enslaved and oppressed for four hundred years. But I will execute judgment on the nation that they will serve. Afterward they will come out with many possessions. But as for you, you will go to your ancestors in peace and be buried at a good old age.
God places limits.
In the fourth generation your descendants will return here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its limit.” “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates River – the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites, and Jebusites.” See Gen 15:
(These sinful people groups’ time began to expire when Israel crossed the Jordan under Joshua.)
(Gen 17:1-2; “When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am the sovereign God. Walk before Me and be blameless. Then I will confirm My covenant between Me and you, and I will give you a multitude of descendants.”)
So it is; “all physical and spiritual Israelites are Abraham’s heirs.” See Gal 3:29)
Regarding Ishmael and Isaac; God said, “No, Sarah your wife is going to bear you a son, and you will name him Isaac. I will confirm My covenant with him as a perpetual covenant for his descendants after him. As for Ishmael, I have heard you. I will indeed bless him, make him fruitful, and give him a multitude of descendants. He will become the father of twelve princes; I will make him into a great nation. But I will establish My covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this set time next year.” When he finished speaking with Abraham, God went up from him.” See Gen 17:
Abraham and Abimelech.made a contract between themselves regarding Beer Sheba. There Abraham worshiped the Lord, the Eternal God. So Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for quite some time. See Gen 21:
Jacob and Laban agreed to make a border of separation after their disputes. (Gen  31:51-54; “Here is this pile of stones and this pillar I have set up between me and you,” Laban said to Jacob. “This pile of stones and the pillar are reminders that I will not pass beyond this pile to come to harm you and that you will not pass beyond this pile and this pillar to come to harm me. May the God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the gods of their father, judge between us.” Jacob took an oath by the God whom his father Isaac feared. Then Jacob offered a sacrifice on the mountain and invited his relatives to eat the meal. They ate the meal and spent the night on the mountain.”)
Part of God’s covenant with Abraham fulfilled.
(Exodus 2::23-25; “During that long period of time the king of Egypt died, and the Israelites groaned because of the slave labor. They cried out, and their desperate cry because of their slave labor went up to God. God heard their groaning and remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, God saw the Israelites and God understood…)
Moses’ time had arrived.
Exodus 6:2-8; God spoke to Moses and said to him, “I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by My name ‘the Lord’ I was not known to them. I also established My covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, where they were living as resident foreigners. I have also heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered My covenant. Therefore, tell the Israelites, ‘I Am - the Lord. I will bring you out from your enslavement to the Egyptians, I will rescue you from the hard labor they impose, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. (7) I will take you to Myself for a people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from your enslavement to the Egyptians. I will bring you to the land I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob – and I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord!’”) (That fulfillment is yet to be finalized.)
God’s covenant proclaimed the Israelites a holy people to Himself. Commanding that they make covenants with no other gods.” See Exodus 19: Through Moses God gave them the book of the covenant. See Exodus 24:
(Exodus 31:15-18; “Six days work may be done, but on the Seventh day is a Sabbath of complete rest, holy to the Lord; anyone who does work on the Sabbath day must surely be put to death. (16) The Israelites must keep the Sabbath by observing the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between Me and the Israelites forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the Seventh day He rested and was refreshed.’” (18) He gave Moses two tablets of testimony when He had finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, tablets of stone written by the finger of God.”) (Continue with God’s Word regarding idols, promises and land use.)
God’s covenants aren’t forgotten; When Jesus’ returns Israelites will be asking for directions back to Zion. Desiring relief from confusion, “Babylon.”
(Jeremiah 50:4-6; “When that time comes,” says the Lord, “the people of Israel and Judah will return to the land together. They will come back with tears of repentance. They will ask the way to Zion; they will turn their faces toward it. They will come and bind themselves to the Lord in a lasting covenant that will never be forgotten. “My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have allow them to go astray. They have wandered around in the mountains. They have roamed from one mountain and hill to another. They have forgotten their resting place.”
(Jer 50:7; “All who encountered them devoured them. Their enemies who did this said, ‘We are not liable for punishment! For those people have sinned against the Lord, their true pasture. They have sinned against the Lord in whom their ancestors trusted.’)
This in large part true, but God’s covenant is perpetual. The whole world is as Babylon.
Just as heirs of Jacob “Israelites” were holy to God the Father and the Lord “Jesus” were commanded not to covenant with other gods: “followers of Jesus in this age are commanded to go out from among this world’s system of things,” “Babylon.” Jesus had His apostle Paul explain the mystery of God living in His chosen; making them His covenant people.
(2Corinthians 6:14-18; “Do not become partners with those who do not believe, for what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship does light have with darkness? And what agreement does Christ have with Beliar –“Satan?” Or what does a believer share in common with an unbeliever? And what mutual agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we ‘followers of Jesus’ are the temple of the living God, just as God said, “I will live in them and will walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be My people.” Therefore “come out from their midst, and be separate,” says the Lord, “and touch no unclean thing, and I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters,” says the All-Powerful Lord.”) Quotes from Leviticus 26:12; also similar to Jeremiah 32:38 and Ezekiel 37:27. Quote from Isaiah 52:11 and paraphrased from Ezekiel 20:41.)
God the Father instituted this New Covenant through God the Son “Jesus.” It’s a covenant by promise through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to a people called to turn from their former living “according to what seemed right” to “the Way God reveals is right.”

God’s Master Plan, chapter 2

May 5th, 2020

Lyyar 10, 5,780 until sunset. May 4, 2,020. 

To: Worldwide In Residence Churches of God

   The Lord God Jesus chose Moses to be His deliverer of His chosen people “Israel.” The Levites were chosen to be Israel’s Priest, teachers and physical Mediators. Leviticus is the third book of the Pentateuch, communicating, describing Priestly duties and traditions of Levite responsibilities. Levites are “one of twelve tribes of Israel.” Moses and his brother Aaron were Levites. Deliverer ‘Jesus’ made Moses His deliverer on behalf of Himself. Delivering Israel by promise from sinful Egyptian bondage and to His Way prescribed by righteous living. Israel did nothing to warrant deliverance, it was because of  promises to faithful Abraham, that the Lord God Jesus delivered and is delivering a chosen people of faith in Re-Creator, Creator, Sustainer, Deliverer, Redeemer, Mediator, Savior and coming King of Kings ‘Jesus.’ (See Colossians 1:15-20, John 1:1-5 and Hebrews 1.)

     God chose Moses, Aaron and Levite Priest to administer worship, reveal Himself and His righteous Way to His chosen people. (Priest functions looked forward the New Covenant Perpetual High Priest “Jesus.”) Temple services, blood sacrifices for cleansing from sin, things pertaining to worship, putting sin out, living in temporary shelters, keeping Sabbaths and seasons were and are God ordained revelations of past and future planning. Each look forward to their New Covenant spiritual parallels. (They include Satan’s demise by ceremonially putting sins on a scapegoat or bull, and sending him out to a demonic wild wilderness and burning Him completely. (See Leviticus 4: 16 and 23:)

   (One temple furniture parallel example is found in “Jesus’ Revelations to John.” The Golden lamp stands shown John represented the seven New Covenant churches and seven stars shown John represented the angels of the seven New Covenant Churches.) (Rev 1:20; The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and the seven golden lamp stands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches and the seven lamp stands are the seven churches.) These things remain as spiritual perpetual parallels through Jesus’ becoming our High Priest, Deliver, Redeemer, Mediator, Resurrection, Savior and coming King of Kings.

Spiritual lights, desires and effort gifted.

   (Philippians 2:12-13; So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence, for the One bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort — for the sake of His good pleasure — is God.)

    When minds are opened to understand God’s spiritual truths and we’re gifted with an intimate desire to be At One with Him, “that’s evidence of our calling, our selection and being set aside, for God’s purpose.” A calling to convert from the way that seems right to our fleshly minds to The Way God affirms to be true. Called out people are spiritually taught to believe IN Jesus and His deeds, “thus gifted to trust Jesus’ personal and those promises through His prophets and apostles.”

     The world and most denominations calling themselves Christian define themselves as followers of Jesus. From their view, ”that’s enough to follow the dictates of their conscious and believe that Jesus died for their sins.” (Such people reject the idea that Christianity is a particular way of life.) Such thinking plays into Satan’s play book, “his objective is to cause would be believers to miss the mark.” Satan’s is the way of division. On the one hand Satan’s way is hatred, chaos and war; on the other it’s a condoning a soft acceptance of every conjured up way, with no absolutes.

                                                   Why Parables?

     Likewise, most denominations don’t teach nor understand why Jesus spoke in parables; but Jesus tells us clearly.

     (Matthew 13:10-15; Then Jesus’ disciples came to Him and said, “Why do you speak to them in parables? He replied, “You have been given the opportunity to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but they have not. For whoever has will be given more and will have and abundance. But whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. For this reason I speak to them in parables: Although they see they do not see and although they hear they do not hear nor do they understand. And concerning them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: ‘You will listen carefully yet will never understand, you will look closely, yet will never comprehend. (15) For the heart of this people has become dull; they are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes, so that they would not see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’”)

     Healing is more than physical. Healing includes gifted understanding and the ability to discern truth. (Jesus is speaking of people attempting to follow Him by the dictates of their own fleshly intellect: not calling to an understanding, desire from the heart to be obedient, desire to be At One with Him mentally and spiritually.) In another parable Jesus explains how Satan’s demonic trap works on people.

     (Luke 8:4-10; While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from one town after another, He spoke to them in a parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed and as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled on, and the wild birds devoured it. Other seed fell on rock and when it came up, it withered because it had no moisture. Other seed fell among thorns which grew up with it and choked it. (8) But other seed fell on good soil, grew, and produced a hundred times as much grain.” As Jesus said this, He called out, “The one who has ears to hear had better listen!”)

     Then Jesus’ disciples asked Him what this parable meant. He said, “You called out ones” have been given the opportunity to know the secrets of the kingdom of God, “to others they’re in parables, so that although they see they may not see and although they hear they may not understand.”

     (Luke 8:11-15; “Now the parable means this: The seed is the word of God. Those along the path are the ones who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the Word from their hearts, so that they may not believe ‘IN’ and be saved. (13) Those on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in a time of testing fall away. (14) As for the seed that fell among thorns, these are the ones who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the worries and riches and pleasures of life and their fruit “understanding” does not mature. (15) But as for the seed that landed on good soil, these are the ones who, after hearing the Word, cling to it with an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with steadfast endurance.”)

     Until God the Father reveals Himself and His Son our Creator, “who is the Christian’s Redeemer, Deliverer and Lord” people within each society seek their own religious comfort zones and beliefs fitting their own fleshly desires. Individual comfort zones are many, with rooted foundations in places of birth, society at large and parental guidance. Satan and his followers have always been divided in relation to these things. (His character is that he has no singular way in which to deceive.) Thus, this world’s nations and people groups are still divided as they were when the Son of God “Jesus” came and lived in the flesh.

     (Jesus said, “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household.” “Whoever loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And whoever does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life because of Me will find it.”” Matthew 10:34-39)

     In other words God’s callings are to individuals. Rarely is a whole family called; when they are, they’re extremely blessed!

     Being led to follow Jesus is a miraculous revealing, an opening of the mind to understand the Holy Scriptures and God’s Way. People in many parts of this world, who’re gifted with spiritual understanding, “are in grave danger of persecution and execution when they speak of it.” (In all parts of this earth, “practicing God’s revealed Way makes one an outsider to this world’s system of things.”)

                           Personal religious views are natural apostates.         

      Jesus’ brother Jude saw apostates on the horizon and wrote about them in his letter titled, “Jude.” (Apostate “is a religion using Jesus’ name, while teaching a mixture of pagan traditions.” Catholicism for example “meaning universal” it’s an apostate religion. Protestantism that grew out from Catholicism are apostates. They began with what the world knows as, “the Holy Roman empire.” To make it universal required a mixture incorporating various imagined deities and naming week days for some of them. King Constantine was the first world leader to convert to this apostate; and afterward it grew by leaps, deceiving most of Europe and influencing the whole world. (Catholicism still teaches that Peter was the first Pope and that Jesus gave him authority over His kingdom on earth.) They forced conversions on the naïve Spanish speaking people and others including the American Indian. True to Satan’s divisionary influence, Catholicism soon split over whether priest could marry and afterward came Protestantism’s many splits. All claiming to be followers of Jesus, while maintaining practices inherited from Baal worship.

     (Jesus warned; “Watch out that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ’ and they will mislead many.” Matt 24:4-5) Many people groups are divided and utterly deceived. (Organizations of men claiming authority, “God has not given them, will be destroyed in God‘s timing.”)

     God’s weekly and annual Sabbaths and three seasons are perpetual, (1) Passover-Feast of Unleavened Bread, (2) Pentecost and (3) Trumpets, Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles and Last Great Day, are to be observed perpetually. Each foreshadow portions of Jesus’ plan of salvation and His coming kingdom.) Jesus revealed times and outcomes to John and he to us.

     (Revelations 11:15-19; “Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven saying: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ and He will reign for ever and ever.” Then the twenty-four elders who are seated on their thrones before God threw themselves down with their faces to the ground and worshiped God with these words: “We give you thanks Lord God, the All-Powerful, the One who is and who was, because You have taken your great power and begun to reign. (18) The nations were enraged, but Your wrath has come, and the time has come for the dead to be judged, and the time has come to give to Your servants, the prophets, their reward, as well as to the Saints and to those who revere Your name, both small and great, and the time has come to destroy those who destroy the earth.” Then the temple of God in heaven was opened and the ark of His covenant was visible within His temple. And there were flashes of lightning, roaring, crashes of thunder, an earthquake, and a great hailstorm.”)

    The physically dividing curtain in the temple to the Holy of Holies containing the book of the law and Aaron’s budding rod was split when Jesus died.

     Speaking to this world’s unbelieving educators: Jesus’ apostle Peter wrote; “they’re willingly ignorant.” (King James Version) Meaning is the same in the NET Bible translation.

      (2Peter 3:5-7; For they deliberately suppress this fact, that by the word of God heavens existed long ago and an earth was formed out of water and by means of water. Through these things the world existing at that time was destroyed when it was deluged with water. But by the same word the present heavens and earth have been reserved for fire, by being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.) Peter’s words define the result of worldwide divided apostates.

God’s Master Plan, chapter 1

May 3rd, 2020

Lyyar 9, 5,780 until sunset. May 3, 2,020.
To: Worldwide In Residence Churches of God.  25,576
Holy God: Please lead many to understand Your truth in this age. Put in many a desire to be obedient as mature children. Lead us from temptations and protect us from evil. We ask that Your planned return be shorten, that Your Kingdom soon come. Thanks for revealing Your Way and we’re honored to call You our Father. In Jesus’ name ‘nature’ we worship. AMEN
Genesis means: “beginning of a time, circumstance of something coming into being.” New beginnings have been in our Creator’s master plan since the foundation of the world. His establishing new beginnings for His created people are documented for our learning, to correct our failures and give understanding of demonic confusions. Satan is the cause of division, confusion and wars. The historical accounts of mankind demonstrate that there’re always dire consequences when people live the way that seems right to their inherited from Adam fleshly nature.
Obviously God is allowing Satan to function as the devil, that old serpent and deceiver. (Rev 12:9; “So that huge dragon — the ancient serpent, the one called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world — was thrown down to the earth, and his angels along with him.”) His days are limited. (Rev 20:1-3; Then I saw an angel descending from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the abyss and a huge chain. He seized the dragon — the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan — and tied him up for a thousand years. (3) The angel then threw him into the abyss, locked and sealed it so that he could not deceive the nations until the one thousand years were finished. (After these things he must be released for a brief period of time.)
(Rev 20:4; Then I saw thrones and seated on them were those who had been given authority to judge. I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. These had not worshiped the beast or his image and had refused to receive his mark on their forehead or hand. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.)
ANOTHER resurrection, another beginning.
(Rev 20:5-6;(The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were finished.) This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is the one who takes part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.)
Satan’s guilt and demise always planned.
All the things the Lord God Jesus instructed Moses and Aaron to do looked forward to Jesus’ fulfillments. The temple, it’s perfections, lamp stands, the dividing tent to the Holy of Holiest, blood sacrifices for remission of individual sins and unintended sins to be put on Satan ceremonially. By confessing and putting them on the head of a sacrificial scapegoat to be sent into the wilderness, killed and burned entirely outside the camp. (See Lev 4: & 16:)
On the annual Sabbath “Atonement” the High Priest “Aaron” was to put his hands on the head of a live goat and confessed the iniquities of Israel, their transgressions in regard to sins was put on the head of a scapegoat to be send away into the wilderness. The goat was to bear on itself all Israel’s iniquities, take them into an inaccessible land, so it was sent away into the wilderness. Afterward Aaron was to take off his linen garments, wash and leave them in the Meeting Tent, bath in water making atonement for himself and the people.
Sending the goat away to Azazel has to do with “sending the demon to the wilderness.” (Lev 16:28-30; The one who burns them must wash his clothes and bathe his body in water and afterward he may reenter the camp. “This is to be a perpetual statute for you. In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you must humble yourselves and do no work of any kind, both the native citizen and the foreigner who resides in your midst, for on this day atonement is to be made for you to cleanse you from all your sins; you must be clean before the LORD.”
(Lev 16:34; This is to be a perpetual statute for you to make atonement for the Israelites for all their sins once a year.” So he did just as the LORD had commanded Moses.) As High Priest, Redeemer, Mediator and coming King of Kings Jesus has fulfilled these priest functions.
Ultimately Satan is to blame for lawlessness and hostilities toward God.
From the time of creation God was making The Way for mankind’s fleshly nature to be changed to one loving His Way through believing IN Jesus. The plan for mankind’s rebirth is “the mystery to the world at large!” This mystery was apparently revealed to angelic beings before Adam’s creation. (Lucifer’s whose name was changed to Satan and was apparently one of these.) (Knowing God’s plan to make the way for mankind to be made in God’s spiritual image is likely the reasons for his jealously.) When Lucifer rebelled there was war in the heavens and Jesus said He saw Satan fall like lightning. Jesus told this to His 72 disciples after they returned and shared their teaching successes.
(Luke 10:17-20; ““Then the seventy-two returned with joy, saying, ‘Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name!’ So JESUS said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” Look, I have given you ‘apostles’ authority to tread on snakes and scorpions and on the full force of the enemy, and nothing will hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names stand written in heaven.””)
(LONG before, Jesus inspired Isaiah’s pen, ““Look how you have fallen from the sky, O shining one, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the ground, O conqueror of the nations! You said to yourself, “I will climb up to the sky. Above the stars of El, I will set up my throne. I will rule on the mountain of assembly on the remote slopes of Zaphon. I will climb up to the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High!” But you were brought down to Sheol, to the remote slopes of the pit.”” Isaiah 14:12-15)
In large part, because of Satan mankind’s need to be redirected is apparent. When left to ourselves we develop little god mentalities and with Satan’s help, we evolve to worshiping of our own intellect and make gods from within our imagination. Succumb to the nature inherited from Adam and yielding to Satan’s deceptions is the reason God destroyed the world with a flood, demonstrating His hatred of evil. Then God made a new beginning through Noah and has preserved that history. Mankind’s history after Noah is the same. When left to ourselves, to our own fleshly idolatrous understandings, we make God into something other than the loving Creator with purpose that He is.
We have the record of Babylon’s scholarly mappings of the planets and their imagining the planets to be gods, worshiping the sun, carving little images and practicing divinization. Apparently by Abraham’s time the whole earth’s population including his family had succumbed to worshiping gods of the imagination. The history of mankind demonstrates “we think ourselves above our Creator.” We go the way that seems right to that inherited from Adam nature. God inspired the writer of Proverbs to pen: “There is a way that seems right to a man, that leads to death.
New Faith Beginning
God’s calling Abraham established a calling by promise and New Faith Beginning. His setting aside a people for His name is a New Beginning, established on gifting Faith in Himself. Promises to Abraham included an eternal inheritance for himself and his heirs. That inheritance includes a spiritual resurrected life, a millennial peace on earth, through Abraham and David’s spiritual heir “Jesus.” The history of Abraham and his fleshly heirs are for our learning. (See Romans 15:4) Beginning with faithful Abraham and through Jesus, “believers IN Him inherit a new beginning.” Allow the apostle Paul’s teaching to the Galatians and all called out Believers.
(Galatians 3:23-29; Now before faith came we were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners until the coming faith would be REVEALED. Thus the law had become our GUARDIAN until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous by faith. But now that ‘Jesus’ faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. For in Christ Jesus you are all SONS of God through faith. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female – for all of you are ONE in Christ Jesus. And if you BELONG to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.)
(GUARDIAN? “disciplinarian” “custodian,” or “guide.” (A guardian’s duty is to conduct a schooling of individuals and supervise their conduct.) A guardian was not a ‘teacher’ (despite the derivative ‘pedagogue.’ When a young person matures or becomes of age a guardian is no longer needed. Spiritual maturity begins within people when Jesus is revealed and His understanding gifted. When gifted to “believe IN Jesus” individuals lovingly “clothe themselves” “immerse themselves” in His revealed Ways. (Everyone succumbs to what’s believed in.)
Let’s understand, God called Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Samuel, David, His twelve apostles and each believing IN follower of Jesus. He revealed Himself as Lord to each of these, sometimes directly and at other times through angelic beings. These all understood by revelations, “that He’s Creator.”
Spiritual maturity is God’s gifted spirit of love of His Way, “a spiritual desire to be obedient is manifested in Believing IN - Christians.” As a loving child manifest a desires to please a parent, so do Christians their Creator.
(John 14:15-21; If you love Me, you will obey My commandments. Then I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be with you forever – the Spirit of TRUTH, whom the world cannot accept, because it “the world” does not see Him or know Him. But you know Him, because He remains with you and will be in you. “I “Jesus” will not abandon you as orphans, I will come to you. In a little while the world will not see Me any longer, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live too. You will know at that time that I am in My Father and you are in Me and I am in you. The person who has My commandments and obeys them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will reveal Myself to him.)
Because Jesus is resurrected to eternal life, believers IN will live eternally too. God’s Way, promises and plans are absolute. What Satan intends as harm, God is about the business of turning to good! HOW SO? God the Father sent His Son, “Jesus” “He has overcome the world, Satan’s temptations and obstacles thrown at Him.” Jesus, made the way, in which Believers IN, through Him, have His power to do likewise.
Remember Isaiah was inspired to pen, referring to Satan as “O conqueror of nations!” SO it is: God is allowing Satan to be the god of this world’s unbelieving populations. BUT, to the called Satan is the deceiving obstacle we have the power to overcome through Jesus. It’s parallel to Joseph’s becoming the Israelite’s savior. Just as Joseph’s brothers meant to do him harm, God turned it all for good, “saving His chosen people, revealing Himself and His Way to Joseph.”
Likewise, Satan would like to thwart our understanding of God’s plan to create in us a oneness with Himself. OUR fleshly birth is only a beginning in God’s plan to create us in His spiritual image. God’s creative plans for His people include, our gaining knowledge of Himself, learning the goodness of His Ways and growing to be, “AT ONE with Him, mentally and SPIRITUALLY. Thus Jesus’ words to Nicodemus, “you must be born again.” This is the revealed, gifted understanding that produces knowing faith likened to Abraham‘s. Because of Satan’s deceptions and his manifesting himself as an angel of light, etc. this world’s religions teach that all people are born to live forever someplace. That is; “people are born immortal.” Understanding God’s plan to gift Believers IN with eternal life likened to Jesus’ is the revealed mystery to His Elect. Through deception, lies and partial lies, Satan camouflages God’s plan to create in us a spiritual likeness of Jesus.