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Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 14

July 16th, 2020

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  Jesus purposely spoke in parables so unbelievers wouldn’t understand. See Matthew 13:10, where Jesus quoted from His revelation to Isaiah many years before. The Lord God Jesus was Noah’s Lord. Noah was the only one considered righteous when God decided to make a new beginning. As before the Noah day flood, when the Lord God Jesus returns there’ll be only a few righteous people respecting God’s view. Only a few people will be begotten, born from above, recipients’ of His Holy Spirit of truth. These, will become spirits instantly. The annual Sabbath, Trumpets, foreshadows the event. (1Thess 4:16-18; For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be suddenly caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.)

   Jesus was speaking to His apostles and called out people to whom He was Lord when Matthew recorded and today.….(Matt 24:42 Therefore stay alert, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have been alert and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.)

     Jesus is going to spiritually and physically set up His kingdom on earth. People, born again recipients’ of His spirit, will return with Him and those alive, ‘clothed with Jesus’ will meet Him in the air. Jesus prophesied this through His apostle Paul. Jesus’ words aren’t intended for the various religions that yield to imaginations of the flesh-unbelievers.

     (1Thessalonians 4:13-15; Now we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those, followers of Jesus, who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, so also we believe that God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep as Christians. For we tell you this by the Word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will surely not go ahead of those who have fallen asleep.)

    Noah was a preacher of righteousness, telling people of their coming destruction, unless they turn and practice living righteously according to God’s Way. But the people had made gods of their own imaginations, to trust, serve and even die for….  At some point God gave these over to delusions, as to unbelieving people in this age. Through Paul, Jesus foretells of the arrival of a demon powered person, and why people will believe in his lies.

     (2Thessalonians 2:9-12; The arrival of the lawless one will be by Satan’s working with all kinds of miracles and signs and false wonders, and with every kind of evil deception directed against those who are perishing, because they found no place in their hearts for the truth so as to be saved. Consequently God sends on them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false. And so all of them who have not believed the truth, but have delighted in evil, will be condemned.)

    To inherit God’s Kingdom we must believe the truth and practice God’s singular Way. People to whom truth is revealed need to be careful about allegiances. We cannot be loyal to worldly people who are perishing and to God at the same time. Let’s not be embarrassed by His truth. Remember, recipients of God’s spirits are His temples. Jesus did inspire His apostle Paul to write, ‘prophecies may fail but My Word will never fail.’ See 1Cor 13:8. It’s possible that God may shorten time to the degree that some end time prophesied plagues not happen for the sake of His Elect….. Superstitions like religions come from demonic evolving narratives, figments of imagination and disbelief in the word of God. Idolatries of all sorts evolve from mankind’s desire to be his own little god and deny God’s absolute truths. Individuals should consider and search for the origin of belief systems, but consider, does truth matter to those who aren’t called? Can fleshly minded people believe in the God of creation? Does our Creator have the prerogative to give people delusional minds? Does what’s believed in matter and do demonic beliefs enslave, and does truth set people free? Satan wants people enslaved to the belief that we’re merely products of evolution and the particular cultures we grew up with.

     Consider how naïve people are effected by entertainment, advertisement and education. What shapes people toward conservatism and others toward governmental dependency? We need to acknowledge, politicians, educators and advertisers shape naive people’s thinking?” Bottom line is, people are either led by this world’s demonic system of things or by God’s gifted spirit of a sound mind. People can’t serve two masters!

    ICorinthians 13: is rightly called the Love chapter. It’s Jesus’ revelation to Paul and I believe it’s revealed to me ‘Jesus is revealing a love superior to human fleshly or animalistic love.’ So I take liberty to insert ‘Godly before love.’

     (1Corinthisns 13:1-13; If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but I do not have Godly love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And, if I have prophecy, know all mysteries, all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have Godly love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I give over my body in order to boast, but do not have Godly love, I receive no benefit.

    Godly love is patient, Godly love is kind, it is not envious. Godly Love does not brag, it is not puffed up. It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful. It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

    Godly Love never ends. But if there are prophecies, they will be set aside; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be set aside.  For we know in part, and we prophesy in part, but when what is perfect comes, the partial will be set aside. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. But when I became an adult, I set aside childish ways.  For now we see in a mirror indirectly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and Godly love. But the greatest of these is Godly love.)

    God is Love, God is Spirit and He’s the personification of both. I believe when people are supernaturally born from above they’re endowed with both attributes.  

    So consider, is human fleshly love for one another temporary and instinctive similar to animal’s love for their young? What sort of love is Jesus’ apostle Paul speaking of at Corinthians 13? Do people naturally inherit Godly love for one another at birth or is Godly love gifted as is God’s spirit? Is people’s natural fleshly love,- outgoing concern for one another, or basically for, me, mine and ours? Can people naturally love others of differing cultures, backgrounds and beliefs as they do like minded folks? Do people naturally love their enemies? Even fleshly speaking we know the answer.

     Godly love as Jesus portrayed it reaches out with compassion for this world’s people and its condition. Godly love, like His spirit of truth is gifted through His Holy Spirit and not obtainable to unconverted fleshly minded folks. Godly love gives insight to understand this world’s direction and the cause. Godly love despises the demonic divisions and has compassion for people’s hurt because of it.

     Fleshly instinctive love is love of me, mine and ours, its inherited from Adam. Human love differs from animalistic love, only from the perspective that we’re made in the image of God. It’s from that individual inherited gifted nature that God knows each one. (1Cor 13:12; For, now we see in a mirror indirectly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known.) God knows each person better than we know ourselves! God knows our spiritual DNA if you please.

    Godly gifted love is inherited through, gifted belief IN Jesus as He’s manifest to be in the Holy Scriptures. The gift of the Holy Spirit is, the spirit of a sound mind. Allow Paul’s definition of Godly love…….(2Cor 5:11-21; Therefore, because we know the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade people, but we are well known to God, and I hope we are well known to your consciences too. We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to be proud of us, so that you may be able to answer those who take pride in outward appearance and not in what is in the heart. For if we are out of our minds, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ controls us, since we have concluded this, that Christ died for all; therefore all have died. And He died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised…..  So then from now on we acknowledge no one from an outward human point of view. Even though we have known Christ from such a human point of view, now we do not know him in that way any longer……   So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away — look, what is new has come! And all these things are from God who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and who has given us the ministry of reconciliation. In other words, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting people’s trespasses against them, He has given us the message of reconciliation.

   Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His plea through us. We plead with you on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God!” God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we would become the righteousness of God.)…. People before the apostolic age were not privileged to know these things……    (Ephesians 3:1-13; For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles – if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, that by revelatiothe divine secret was made known to me, as I wrote before briefly. When reading this, you will be able to understand my insight into this secret of Christ. Now this secret was not disclosed to people in former generations as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit, namely, that through the gospel the Gentiles are fellow heirs, fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus. I became a servant of this gospel according to the gift of God’s grace that was given to me by the exercise of His power. To me – less than the least of all the Saints – this grace was given, to proclaim to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ and to enlighten everyone about God’s secret plan – a secret that has been hidden for ages in God who has created all things.

    The purpose of this enlightenment is that through the church the multifaceted wisdom of God should now be disclosed to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly realms. This was according to the eternal purpose that He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and confident access to God because of Christ’s faithfulness. For this reason I ask you not to lose heart because of what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.)

     It was preplanned, now revealed in the heavenly realms, according to God’s eternal purpose that we Believers IN Him have this understanding today.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 13

July 15th, 2020

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 This end time New Covenant age was preplanned and special to our Creator. Before Creator Jesus’ physical birth people didn’t have the many life examples and knowledge that’s available to us now. Jesus’ words at John 12:48-50 includes and explains why, He said, “the WORDS I have spoken will judge, at the last day.” “For, I have not spoken from My own authority, but the Father Himself who sent Me has commanded Me what I should say and what I should speak. And I know that His commandment is eternal life. Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told Me.”

     Our spiritual New Covenant age began with Jesus’ resurrection and ascension. Jesus first came to His own by promise to Abraham,-the Israelites, with His truths He had the prophets foretell long before His coming. It was preplanned that, His disciples would go to the lost ten tribes of Israel first. After Jesus’ ascension and, ‘His New Covenant Jerusalem Church of God established’ He began calling out and sending His apostles to gentiles and scattered Israelites. PETER shared Jesus’ prophetic words to and through Moses from Deuteronomy for the Israelites then, those present at the time and, we in this age.

     (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 -Believers IN 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.’ God raised His servant and sent Him first to you, to bless you by turning each one of you from your iniquities.”) NOTE, God does the turning of His people. God the Father sent God the Son as promised to Abraham, Moses and other prophets to perform all the foretold deeds and that eternal life would be through Him. See Deuteronomy 18:15.

    (Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to write; “prophecies may fail but My Word will never fail.” See 1Cor 13:8.) Believers IN are joyous, at the news of Jesus’ return and a shortening of allotted time before His two witnesses share His message to the world from Jerusalem. So, what about these two witnesses’ message, that’ll be so upsetting to the world at large? Why was Jesus and His apostles’ message so upsetting, to the worldly religious that they persecuted and killed all but one? (The world at large has always and will always yield to the demonic way of get, rather than God’s Way of give.) Jesus’ two witnesses’ message will correspond with God’s truths through His called out prophets and teachers. Thus, if the world hated Jesus’ message, they’ll hate His messenger’s and our truths.

     CONSIDER, when Jesus’ truths are taught, families and communities won’t be likely supporters. Why? Jesus said, ‘if they didn’t believe Me they won’t believe you.’ Jesus’ message is almost totally opposite popular doctrinal teaching among denominations.

    Jesus said, (John 8:43-44; If you don’t understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot accept My teaching. You people are from your father the devil and you want to do what your father desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him.)The true Jesus is not a Son sent to water down His Father’s commands, but He’s Re-Creator, Creator, our Savior and much more. It was preplanned that He’d not be recognized except to the called. Consider His deity again. (Review John 1:1-5, Heb 1:1-4 and Col 1:15-20 to understand why He’s not recognized by unbelievers.)

    It was He, the Lord God Jesus giving Moses the Ten Commandments and oracles of God, but worldly popular denominationalist like to teach a Jesus that changes things to, correspond to popular doctrines. Worldly denominations don’t grasp that only Jesus, ‘the first born’ was born immortal. The rest of humanity was and is born mortal. However, it’s appealing to the world’s denominations to teach, ‘when a child dies before an age of accountability they live forever in heaven’, but John the Baptist taught, ‘the chaff will burn up.’ He’s quoted in Matthew’s gospel account.

    (Matt 3:11-12; I baptize you with water, for repentance, but the One coming after me is more powerful than I am – I am not worthy to carry His sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in His hand, He will clean out His threshing floor and will gather His wheat into the storehouse, but the chaff He will burn up with inextinguishable fire.) Additionally, Jesus revealed a second death four times to John, in His revelations to John. (See Revelations 2:11, 20:6. 20:14 and 21:8.) Denominationalist love the demonically inspired, ‘live forever someplace doctrine.’ (Deceased infants will likely be in a future physical resurrection.)

   The Lord God Jesus purposely set aside holy times for His people, ‘times to rest, times to reflect on His return, times foreshadowing resurrections, judgment and peace on earth.’ Popular worldly teaching reverts to demonic paganism that honor, ‘the god of fertility –Easter, the sun god – the winter equinox-Christmas and other practices such as the popular Asherah Pole for some. (See Jeremiah 10:2-4 and (Deuteronomy 16:21-22; You must not plant any kind of tree as a sacred Asherah pole near the altar of the LORD your God which you build for yourself. You must not erect a sacred pillar, a thing the LORD your God detests.)

    Jesus and His apostles taught the resurrections, Israelites’ future deliverance to borders promised Abraham and their harmonious gifted living. (See Isaiah 22:, 35:, 51:, 65, & Jeremiah 31: for prophecies regarding Israel’s future deliverances.)

    Worldly religions teach various forms of immortality at birth, and various heaven and hell doctrines, from Baal and other pagan gods. Few are spiritually led to study and prove all things.

      When many Israelites rejected Jesus’ good news after His ascension, He commanded some apostles to turn to non-Israelites. The Jerusalem church of God should’ve known based on promises to Abraham and past history with gentiles submitting to circumcision in order to become citizens of Israel. After gentiles were called to follow Jesus, and turn from their old pagan ways, Barnabas and Paul explained their circumstances to the Jerusalem congregation.

    (Acts 13:46-48; Both Paul and Barnabas replied courageously, “It was necessary to speak the word of God to you –Israelites- first, but since you reject it and, do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we are turning to the Gentiles. For this is what the Lord has commanded us; ‘I have appointed you to be a light for the Gentiles, to bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’ When the Gentiles heard this, they began to rejoice and praise the word of the Lord, and all who had been APPOINTED for eternal life.”) See Isaiah 42: and 49: Turning to Gentiles was a shocking rebuke to 1st century Jews who thought they alone were the recipients of God’s promise.

     The Light of the world –Jesus- was rejected by the stubborn fleshly minded Israelites, who were recipients of Jesus’ Ten Commandments and the oracles of God. We now have this history of -Peter and Barnabas relating these things to the Jerusalem church of God and about gentile conversions. Today, Jesus’ good news is still being rejected by a demonically divided world religions, but God is still calling out a people APPOINTED FOR ETERNAL LIFE, taking them to His proverbial Potter’s wheel for training, learning and spiritual Re-Creation. The LORD God Jesus had Jeremiah pen the following.

     (Jeremiah 18:1-4; The Lord said to Jeremiah, “Go down at once to the potter’s house. I will speak to you further there.” So I went down to the potter’s house and found him working at his wheel. Now and then there would be something wrong with the pot he was molding from the clay with his hands. So he would rework the clay into another kind of pot as he saw fit.

    Could it be that the USA is in similar situation as was Israel? (Jer 18:5-12; Then the Lord said to me, “I, the Lord, say. ‘O nation of Israel, can I not DEAL WITH YOU as this potter deals with the clay? In My hands, you, O nation of Israel, YOU are JUST LIKE THIS potter’s hand.’ There are times, Jeremiah when I threaten to uproot, tear down, and destroy a nation or kingdom. But if that nation, I threatened stops doing wrong, I will cancel the destruction I INTENDED to do to it. And there are times when I promise to build up and establish a nation or kingdom. But if that nation does what displeases Me and does not OBEY Me, then I will cancel the good, I promised to do to it. So now, tell the people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem this, The Lord says, ‘I am preparing to bring disaster on you! I am making plans to punish you. So, every one of you, STOP THE EVIL things you have been doing. Correct the way you have been living and do what is right.’ But they just keep saying, ‘We do not care what You say! We will do whatever we want to do! We will continue to behave wickedly and stubbornly!’”)

     God has and is now is in the process of spiritually Re-Creating a people for Himself. A loving Him people, because He first loved them. When we believe IN God, we’re yielded to that Master Potter’s hand. God’s plan includes His bringing New Jerusalem down and ultimately Re-Creating this earth and planets.

    To believe in the gods of the many denominational sects and cultures, is to accept their imaginary gods and make them your own. This describes religions of this age. Knowingly or unknowingly, religions teach various godly characteristics. Not understanding that Satan’s purpose is to make parishioners merchandise. Religiously speaking the world is back to the point it was before the flood, when Jesus destroyed all but Noah, his family and selected breathing kinds.

    Worldly religions and their parishioners have their doubts about that flood’s occurrence, as described in the book of Genesis. Unless people are a called and gifted to believe IN God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, their faith is conjured up. Not gifted confidence in the Genesis account of creation and the flood.

     Before that flood, earth’s populations was divided by Satan influenced people groups as is today. (Practicing as they deem right in their own eyes, and becoming gods to themselves as is prevalent today.) They built cities much like cities in this age, grew crops, used animals and invented machines. Life practices revolved around revelry as today. Jesus prophesied about times before His return.

     (Matt 24:36-41; But as for that day and hour no one knows it – not even the angels in heaven – except the Father alone. For, just like the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. For in those days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark. And they knew nothing until the flood came and took them all away. It will be the same at the coming of the Son of Man. Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one left. There will be two women grinding grain with a mill; one will be taken and one left.”)

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter12

July 11th, 2020

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      When our lawless sin nature is revealed by God we’re first ashamed,-repentant- then God gifts a desire to mimic Jesus’ life. We’re called to be in His church family after genuine repentance. It’s God doing the putting in His church. His fathering makes each a literal child and heir with Abraham. Through gifted belief in Jesus is a spiritual re-creation, ‘immortality.’ Through Jesus, God’s Elect are gifted with His energizing power -the Holy Spirit of truth-, desire and effort is gifted, making us at one with God the Father and God the Son. Allow Jesus’ revelation to Paul.

    (Philippians 2:12-18; So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence, for the One bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort — for the sake of His good pleasure — is God. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without blemish though you live in a crooked and perverse society, in which you shine as lights in the world by holding on to the word of lifeJesus-, so that on the day of Christ, I will have a reason to boast that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain. But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice together with all of you. In the same way you also should be glad and rejoice together with me.)

 Consider; each gifted to believe IN Jesus person is under construction while in the flesh, while we’re overcoming the nature inherited from Adam and putting on Jesus’ nature. We’re each on God’s spiritual Pottery wheel, being re-created to the spiritual image of Jesus! Goal ‘is to think and live as Jesus commands.’

     The Son of God, -Jesus- gifted Adam with the capability to name all breathing creatures according to their gifted instinctive characteristics. Jesus gave the breath of life to each, while designing, ‘God’s law of kind after kind.’ It’s one of many proofs of God’s creating laws.

     (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. The light shined on in the darkness, but the darkness has NOT MASTERED it -understood it.)

     God had purpose in making mankind in His image and likeness, while at the same time, allowing Satan to be, ‘god of this age.’ He purposely gave mankind things to overcome. He purposely allowed Satan to deceive Eve, and coach Adam into disobeying Him. He purposely allowed, in their nature, ‘a spirit essence of disobedience’ –a lawless sin nature- that needed to be overcome.

    God the Father had purpose in making that-‘Jesus’ faith live in repentant people a mystery to the world.’  Re-creating in the spiritual image of Jesus, ‘so we could enter the kingdom of heaven.’ Followers of Jesus must overcome through Jesus’ gifted faith as did He. Allow Jesus’ revelation through the Hebrews writer we believe to be Paul.

    (Heb 5:7-10; During His earthly life Christ offered both requests and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the One who was able to save Him from death and He was heard because of His devotion. Although He was a Son, He learned obedience through the things he suffered-things He experienced.  And by being perfected in this way, He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, and He was designated by God as high priest in the order of Melchizedek.) The Lord God Jesus as Melchizedek blessed Abraham. See Genesis 14:18-20, Psalms 110:4, Heb 6:20 and Heb 7:1-17.  

    Through Jesus’ gifted faith to us individually, we can overcome our inherited from Adam nature and attributes which are cowardly, unbelieving, detestable, murderous, immoral, sexual desires, practicing magic, idolatry, lying and such.

    Turning from our inherited nature through Jesus’ faith defines Godly repentance. Ultimately unrepentant persons will have their place in the lake of fire, which is the second death.  See Rev 21:8.

    It was preplanned that, God the Son be God the Father’s first fleshly begotten-Jesus- be miraculously born of woman, live in the flesh as a spiritually fathered Son, and give His life so, “whosoever believes IN Him would be gifted with eternal life.” Immortality.

    After Jesus’ apostle Thomas believed, Jesus said, “Do not continue in your unbelief, but believe.” (John 20:28-31; Thomas replied to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blessed are the people who have not seen and yet have believed.” Now Jesus performed many other miraculous signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.)

    Being led to believe IN Jesus includes recognizing, ‘God gifts our desire and effort to overcome our inherited from Adam nature.’ Jesus’ life is our example, and the same spirit that guided Jesus’ life is imputed to -gifted to- each called to believe in Jesus person.

     It’s the mystery worldly denominational religions can’t grasp, because they aren’t His sheep. The mystery is, ‘God’s gifted spirit in man and man in God.’ God the Father leads His chosen to recognize the NEED to be saved through Jesus shed blood.

    (Heb 9:22-23; Indeed according to the law almost everything was purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. So it was necessary for the sketches of the things in heaven to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves required better sacrifices than these.

   (Heb 9:24-28; For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with hands — the representation of the true sanctuary — but into heaven itself, and He appears now in God’s presence for us. And He did not enter to offer Himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the sanctuary year after year with blood that is not his own, for then He would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But now He has appeared once for all at the consummation of the ages to put away sin by His sacrifice. And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment, so also, after Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, to those who eagerly await Him He will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation.) Through Jesus’ gifted faith each repentant person has God’s energizing Holy Spirit guiding. Jesus explained how it comes to be.

     (John 12:44-50; But Jesus shouted out, “The one who believes in ME does not believe in Me, BUT in the One who sent Me, and the one who sees Me sees the One who sent Me. I have come as a LIGHT into the world, so that everyone who BELIEVES IN ME should not remain in DARKNESS. If anyone hears MY words and DOES NOT obey them, I do not judge him. For I have NOT come to judge the world, but to SAVE the world. The one who rejects Me and does not ACCEPT My words has a judge; the WORD I have spoken WILL JUDGE HIM at the last day. For I have not spoken from My own authority, but the Father Himself who sent Me has commanded Me what I should say and what I should speak. And I know that HIS commandment is ETERNAL LIFE. Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told Me.) Jesus was keeping the seventh of seven annual Sabbaths when He stood and shouted.

     (John 3:5-15; Jesus answered, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born of water and spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.  Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’ The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”  Nicodemus replied, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you don’t understand these things? I tell you the solemn truth, We speak about what We know and testify about what We have seen, but you people do not accept Our testimony. If I have told you people about earthly things and you don’t believe, how will you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except the One who descended from heaven — the Son of Man. Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life.”)

    Obedience to God’s will is to -believe IN Jesus. God’s master plan for His Kingdom is that His chosen people be, born again. ‘That is, to be fathered by God the Father with Jesus’ spiritual likeness.’ Perhaps God’s plan was shared with His angelic beings before Adam’s creation. Perhaps it caused jealously in Lucifer. At any rate, we can affirm that Lucifer only believed that, he didn’t believe IN his Creator. Like many unbelieving people professing Jesus, but have no internal desire to mimic His life.

     Lucifer, whose name God changed to Satan, made himself as a little god when he chose disobedience, and he makes himself mankind’s enemy by manifesting himself as an angel of light. He must ultimately be destroyed.

     The Bible tells us, Satan knows his fate, and he’ll become more ruthless as the end of this age approaches. He desires to deceive all mankind in similar fashion as he did Eve. With lies and half truths that appeal to fleshly human logic. See Genesis 3:4-6 again.

    Consider the things appealing to our inherited nature, and what we’re prone to put first. Is it not taste, riches, attraction to the eye, sexual lustful desires and worldly wisdom? Things that make people feel superior. Jesus’ words, seek FIRST the Kingdom of God doesn’t appeal to unbelieving people.

     Adam and Eve knew they were created and taught by their Creator, but they like Satan didn’t have the gifted spiritual capacity to believe IN, as followers of Jesus in this new covenant age are gifted to believe IN. The gifted capacity to believe IN, is a major part of God’s New Covenant master plan. The Apostle Paul explained to believers IN.

      (1Cor 10:10-13; And do not complain, as some of them did, and were killed by the destroying angel. These things happened to them as examples and were written for our instruction, on whom the ends of the ages have come. 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.) What a miraculous promise.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 11

July 10th, 2020

    TO: World’s in residence Churches of God. Tamuz 16, 5,780; 7/9/2020……    The book of Genesis’ opening words are about God’s creations. – In the beginning. These truths written prominently in Gen 1: are also found in John’s prologue: -life- John 1:4; -light- and –darkness-. Genesis 1, describes the first –physical- Re-creation. In John 1 the emphasis is describing the new Re-creation. But this is not to play off a false dichotomy -a difference- between -creation and re-creation-. Re-creation seems to have been both physical and spiritual.

     God’s first physical creation became void and without order, so, the new creation is actually a re-creation. God made the point of saying; -the physical comes before the spiritual-. In spite of the common understanding of John’s spiritual emphases, the -physical re-creation- should not be overlooked. Jesus the Creator is also the Re-Creator, this is revealed in John 2 where Jesus re-created - changing water into aged wine-. At John 11, Jesus resurrected Lazarus. At John 20-21 -God the Father resurrecting God the Son-. Jesus resurrected others to physical life through His apostles, -Dorcas through His apostle Peter-. See Acts 9:39-41…..   God’s physical re-creation should be apparent when we consider Genesis 1:2; “Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water.” The earth was,-past tense- without shape, empty and darkness prevailed…….    The holy scriptures teach that God creates from nothing. God told Job that He hung the earth on nothing. Regarding re-creation; two things seem to be obvious.

a.    There are signs of more than one, massive -worldwide flooding all about us. The rebellion of Lucifer, whose name God changed to Satan and the apparent conflict. (Luke 10:18; So Jesus said to them, I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.) In Jesus’ revelations to John, He showed John the following vision.

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

c.     God is presently re-creating mankind in His own spiritual image by imputing His spirit. It’s the mystery to the world. God is miraculously giving His chosen a new nature - outlook, -a rebirth- and a new covenant. Consider: When Jesus resurrected to life after four days, Lazarus became a physical re-creation. Lazarus came forth in physical body at Jesus’ command. Lazarus lived some time longer and apparently died another physical death. A second and physical resurrection is certain, if there’s to be a second death.

The holy scriptures teach a first and spiritual resurrection for the Elect, at Jesus’ second coming Jesus gave John a revealed vision of the first and a future physical resurrection, the timing and its conclusion.

 (Rev 20:5-15; 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. Now when the thousand years are finished, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to bring them together for the battle. They are as numerous as the grains of sand in the sea. They went up on the broad plain of the earth and encircled the camp of the Saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and devoured them completely. And the devil that deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet are too, and they will be tormented there day and night forever and ever.

    Then I saw a large white throne and the one who was seated on it; the earth and the heaven fled from His presence, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne. Then books were opened, and another book was opened – the book of life. So the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to their deeds.

    The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and Death and Hades -the grave- gave up the dead that were in them, and each one was judged according to his deeds. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the SECOND death – the lake of fire……     If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, that person was thrown into the lake of fire……..After graves and the sea gives up their dead, after some living, judgment for the unrepentant will be their destruction in the lake of fire. All whose names aren’t written in, God’s Lamb book of life. A future re-creation –resurrection- to physical life, judgment for those refusing repentance, will bring about the pureness of God dominating.

    The present world including professing Christian, don’t know Jesus as He’s manifested to be in the Holy Scriptures. He’s the Alpha and Omega that was with God His Father planning the future. Much is revealed in, ‘Jesus’ Revelations to John.’  Jesus recommends that we read the book of Revelations OUT LOUD and often. Revelations to John is understood by most called Believers IN. We need to understand that ‘Revelations to John’ aren’t necessarily in chronological order and some chapters are insets. An example is revelations 11, where Jesus reveals that His two witnesses will be teaching His message to an unbelieving world. Let’s consider this chapter.

     (Rev 11:1-3; Then a measuring rod like a staff was given to me, ‘John’ and I was told, “Get up and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and the ones who worship there. But do not measure the outer courtyard of the temple; leave it out, because it has been given to the Gentiles and they will trample on the Holy City for forty-two months.)

    (Rev 11:3-6; And I will grant My two witnesses authority to prophesy ‘teach’ for 1,260 days, dressed in sackcloth. (These are the two olive trees and the two lamp stands that stand before the Lord of the earth. If anyone wants to harm them, fire comes out of their mouths, and completely consumes their enemies. If anyone wants to harm them, they must be killed this way. These two have the power to close up the sky so that it does not rain during the time they are prophesying. They have power to turn the waters to blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague whenever they want.)

     (Rev 11:7-9; When they have completed their testimony, the beast that comes up from the abyss will make war on them, conquer, and kill them. Their corpses will lie in the street of the great city that is symbolically called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was also crucified. For three and a half days those from every people, tribe, nation, and language will look at their corpses, because they will not permit them to be placed in a tomb.)

    (Rev 11:10-13; And those who live on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate, even sending gifts to each other, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth. But after three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and tremendous fear seized those who were watching them. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them: “Come up here!” So the two prophets went up to heaven in a cloud while their enemies stared at them. Just then a major earthquake took place and a tenth of the city collapsed; seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.)

     This is apparently when Jesus’ good news will go out to the whole world with power. We believe their message will include more prophecy. Apparently after the time allotted, Jesus will return, the first resurrection, judgment and Satan bound in the order of God’s choosing.

    Israelites are to be miraculously delivered back to the borders promised Abraham, and live in harmony God‘s Way. (See Isaiah 22, 35, 51, 53, 65, Jeremiah 31, and Amos 9:11-15 for starters.

    After one thousand years, Satan will be released to go out and deceive before his final demise.

    (Rev 21:1-8; Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, -a re-creation!- for the first heaven and earth had ceased to exist and the sea existed no more. And I saw the holy city – New Jerusalem – descending out of heaven from God, made ready like a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: “Look! The residence of God ‘The Father’ is among human beings. He will live among them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will not exist anymore – or mourning, or crying, or pain, for the former things have ceased to exist.” And the one seated on the throne said: “Look! I am MAKING all things new!” Then He said to me, “Write it down, because these words are reliable and true.” He also said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the water of life. The one who CONQUERS will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.

     But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.)

     MAKE all things new? We have no need to understand it all, just that God the Son ‘Jesus’ is Re-creator, Creator, Sustainer, Deliverer, Savior, Mediator and coming King of Kings. He sustains the sun’s temperature, heavenly planetary order, this earth’s molten core, its physical condition and individuals of His choosing.

     Believers IN are destined to become literal children of God, gifted with desire and effort by God. People being fathered, -born from above- is a re-creation from the old to a new nature. Only then are people gifted with immortality.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 10

July 8th, 2020

    TO: World’s in residence Churches of God. Tamuz 15, 5,780; 7/8/2020. ……………..        Remember Abel sacrificed according to God’s command, Cain sacrificed according to what seemed right to himself. Cain decided for himself what’s right, wrong, good and evil. Cain’s thinking was fleshly, hostile minded, God gave him a spirit of stupor and because of hardness of heart, God gave all Israel a spirit of stupor. Ultimately it’s for their own good because God’s promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are perpetual.

   (Jeremiah 13:13; The LORD says, tell them “I will soon fill all the people who live in this land with stupor. I will also fill the kings from David’s dynasty, the priests, the prophets, and the citizens of Jerusalem with stupor.)      (Rom 11:1-10; So I ask, God has not rejected his people, has he? Absolutely not! For, I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew! Do you not know what the scripture says about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? “Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have demolished your altars; I alone am left and they are seeking my life!” But what was the divine response to him? “I have kept for Myself seven thousand people who have not bent the knee to Baal.”  So in the same way at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if it is by grace, it is no longer by works, otherwise grace would no longer be grace.  What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was diligently seeking, but the Elect obtained it. The rest were hardened, as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, to this very day. And David says, “Let their eyes be darkened so that they may not see, and make their backs bend continually.) Quote from Psalms 69:22-23.

    Let’s review Romans 11:25-29; 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. (See Isaiah 29:9 and Jeremiah 31:33-34) And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”In regard to the gospel they 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.)……………….          How could there be one God, truth and way, except God do the calling, except He put His chosen in His church? As God the Father and God the Son are as One, so are His chosen because each one is taught by the same revealing spirit of truth. God mercifully allows the majority choose a denominational way of choice that fits, by giving spirits of stupor until time of the gentiles is fulfilled and He’s revealed. The Hebrews writer tells us how to go forward…… (Heb 12:14-17; Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness, for without it no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God, that no one be like a bitter root springing up and causing trouble, and through him many become defiled. And see to it that no one becomes an immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal. For you know that later when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no opportunity for repentance, although he sought the blessing with tears……..   (Heb 12:18-21; For you –followers of Jesus-have not come to something that can be touched, to a burning fire and darkness and gloom and a whirlwind and the blast of a trumpet and a voice uttering words such that those who heard begged to hear no more. For they –the Israelites- could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned.” In fact, the scene was so terrifying that Moses said, “I shudder with fear.”)…… (Heb 12:22-24; But you –when you worship- have come to Mount Zion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, to the assembly and congregation of the firstborn, who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous, who have been made perfect and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks of something better than Abel’s does.)

    God’s Holy Spirit is His energizing power through which He re-creates, creates, miraculously reveals and works miracles. Through His Holy Spirit of truth God fathers whom He will, making as born from above. Jesus answered Nicodemus on the subject of being born again -fathered by God-.

     (John 3:5-8; Jesus answered, I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born of water and spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’ The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”)

    We’re all born of water in the womb, spiritual birth is God begotten-fathered.

    People called to believe IN Jesus are miraculously born of the spirit when God reveals Himself, characteristics and attributes. Turning from fleshly thinking is a miraculous re-birth, ordained by God the Father through God the Son. Remember that Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension, and Jesus‘ disciples were together? Jesus made His spirit likened to the wind, -visible and noisy.

    (Acts 2:1-4; “Now when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like a violent wind blowing came from heaven and filled the entire house where they were sitting. And tongues spreading out like a fire appeared to them, and came to rest on each one of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them.)

     On that Pentecost, God made the wind miraculously visible, looking like tongues of fire setting on each, and causing recipient to speak in languages previously unknown, but understood by many in their native languages. God never intended such miracles be signs or ongoing proof phenomenon as evidence of believing IN. He strictly spoke against looking for signs. (Matt 16:4; A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. Then He left them and went away.)

     Evidence of God’s Holy Spirit in us is a changed nature, from fleshly self-serving outlooks to loving spiritual outlooks and scriptural understanding. A gifted believing IN mindset is knowing God exist as He’s manifested to be in His holy word. It’s being totally yielded to, clothed with, immersed in and faithfully trusting God’s view on what’s right, wrong, good and evil. Believers IN are spiritually led to know they can’t trust their fleshly nature to determine, right, wrong, good and evil. That’s our Creator God’s prerogative.

  Fleshly people oppose spiritual knowledge.

    Accumulating fleshly and scientific knowledge is also God gifted talents beyond animalistic. Spiritual understanding is revealed to a chosen called out people.

     King David’s son, Solomon was awarded fleshly wisdom and spiritual understanding beyond the many in his age. He understood the magnificence of God’s creation and God’s sustaining control. Likewise spiritual revelations were miraculously given to Jesus’ apostles. Paul explained the mystery regarding God’s fathering a people for His kingdom.

    Let’s review Romans 11:25-36; For, I do not want you –gentiles- 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 –Israel. And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins. Paul was quoting from Isaiah 27:9; & Jeremiah 31:33-34.

     God’s covenant promises to Abraham were to his physical and spiritual descendents. It’s God’s prerogative to harden whom He will. His planned set time for taking away Israel’s lawlessness –sin- is according to His planned promise. Paul’s Roman letter is primarily to non-Israelite followers of Jesus and all begotten Christians.

     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 -the Israelites-  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. Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how fathomless His ways! - Additionally God calls and gives understanding to whom He chooses.

     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! Amen. Jesus inspired His apostles to give us written Words regarding His deity. (Review John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:15-20 and Hebrews 1:1-4.

      Solomon was given understanding, telling us why he penned the Proverbs.

 Jesus inspired Solomon’s wisdom to write about wisdom.

    Proverbs 1:1-27; The Proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: To learn wisdom and moral instruction and to discern wise counsel. To receive moral instruction in skillful living, righteousness, justice, and equity. To impart shrewdness to the morally naïve, and a discerning plan to the young person. Let the wise also hear and gain instruction and let the discerning acquire guidance! To discern the meaning of a proverb and a parable, the sayings of the wise and their riddles.

      Does not Wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? At the top of the elevated places along the way, at the intersection of the paths she takes her stand; beside the gates opening into the city, at the entrance of the doorways she cries out: To you, O people, I call out, and My voice calls to all mankind. You who are naive, discern wisdom! You fools, understand discernment! Listen, for I will speak excellent things, and My lips will utter what is right. For My mouth speaks truth, and My lips hate wickedness. All the words of My mouth are righteous; there is nothing in them twisted or crooked. All of them are clear to the discerning and upright to those who find knowledge. Receive My instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold. For Wisdom is better than rubies, and desirable things cannot be compared to her.

     I, Wisdom, live with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion. The fear love- of the Lord is to hate evil, I hate arrogant pride and the evil way and perverse utterances. Counsel and sound wisdom belong to Me, I possess understanding and might. Kings reign by means of Me, and potentates decree righteousness, by Me princes rule, as well as nobles and all righteous judges.

    I love those who love Me, and those who seek Me find Me. Riches and honor are with Me, long-lasting wealth and righteousness. My fruit “result” is better than the purest gold, and what I produce is better than choice silver. I walk in the path of righteousness, in the pathway of justice, that I may cause those who love Me to inherit wealth, and that I may fill their treasuries.

     The Lord -God the Father- created Me as the beginning of His works, before His deeds of long ago. From eternity I was appointed, from the beginning, from before the world existed. When there were no deep oceans I was born, when there were no springs overflowing with water; before the mountains were set in place – before the hills – I was born, before He made the earth and its fields, or the beginning of the dust of the world. When He established the heavens, I was there; when He marked out the horizon over the face of the deep, when He established the clouds above, when the fountains of the deep grew strong, when He gave the sea His decree that the waters should not pass over His command, when He marked out the foundations of the earth, then I –Jesus-  was beside Him as a master craftsman, and I was His delight day by day, rejoicing before Him at all times, rejoicing in the habitable part of His earth, and delighting in its people.

    So now, children, listen to Me; blessed are those who keep My Ways. Listen to My instruction so that you may be wise, and do not neglect it. Blessed is the one who listens to Me, watching at My doors day by day, waiting beside My doorway. For the one who finds Me finds life and receives favor from the Lord. But the one who does not find Me brings harm to himself; all who hate Me love death. The New Testament delivers this same truth, to those led to seek Jesus’ Way.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chaper 9

July 6th, 2020

TO: World’s in residence Churches of God. Tamuz 14, 5,780; 7/6/2020. 

Stupor: Latin meaning stunned. English: “dazed state; an acute lack of mental alertness brought on, by shock or lack of sleep.” Our all powerful, all knowing God can give the world, a nation or an individual a stupor mind. According to Jesus’ apostle Paul, God gave Israel a spirit of stupor because of their hardness of heart. (Rom 11:7-8; What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was diligently seeking, but the Elect obtained it. The rest were hardened, as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, to this very day.”) Quote from Deut 29:4 and Isaiah 29:10. God has gifted His Elect with what Israel could have obtained.  

   Jesus said about the Elect, (John 10:14-16; 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.) Matthew 24 is about the world having a mental stupor as did the age before the Noah day flood. Today’s stupor of mind folks are those God hasn’t given His desire and effort.…..   (Philippians 2:12-15; So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence, for the One bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort — for the sake of His good pleasure — is God. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without blemish though you live in a crooked and perverse society, in which you shine as lights in the world.)    People in religious-denominational comfort zones,- for the most part- have little desire to prove all things, thus it may be, that God has given a stupor of mind. God’s gifted desire and spirit is likened to the wind. Explaining to Nicodemus, Jesus said, (John 3:7-8; Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’ The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.)…..  Alert minded folks may have caught an error in our last study, we used the Greek ‘pneuma’ to explain that spirit as used at John 14: is ‘neutral gender’ not masculine and thus isn’t a him. The neutral gender noun ‘pneuma’ isn’t what’s used in the Old Testament for ‘spirit’ at Genesis 1:1-2. We know the Old Testament’s original is in Hebrew. In Old Testament Hebrew, ‘the Spirit of God’ is likened to ‘breath of God.’ We also find Jesus using ‘breath’ when, ‘He breathed on His apostles to give them understanding.’ (John 20:21-22; So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. Just as the Father has sent me, I also send you.” And after He said this, He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”)…..(Gen 1:1-2; In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. The earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. The ‘Spirit of God’ or ‘breath of God’ moved upon the face of the waters.) (‘Spirit’ translated from Hebrew is the same word as, ‘wind or breath’ - by reason of balance, ‘breath.’ This word for ‘Spirit’ occurs 378 times in the Old Testament. The translation could as well be, ‘Breath of God moved upon the face of the waters.’ Elsewhere in Old Testament Hebrew, the phrase ‘God created’ refers consistently to, ‘mighty wind, divine power that empowers and energizes individuals.’) Today, it doesn’t take a lot of study to find original Greek and Hebrew words and their meanings…… We have record of Jesus’ life in the flesh, His teachings, deeds, miracles, His appointing twelve apostles, His death, resurrection and ascension, and Him saying, ‘all that was written about Me is recorded by the prophets and Psalms must be.’ From the beginning, blood sacrifices looked forward to Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice for the remission of this world’s sins, and were instituted from the time of Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel’s day, until Jesus’ physical death.

    (Gen 4:3-5; At a designated time Cain brought some of the fruit of the ground for an offering to the Lord. But Abel brought some of the firstborn of his flock – even the fattest of them. And the Lord was pleased with Abel and his offering, but with Cain and his offering He was not pleased. So Cain became very angry, and his expression was downcast.)

  Abraham also understood blood sacrifices when he faithfully expected God to provide one rather than sacrificing Isaac, and God made covenant promises to Abraham regarding his physical and spiritual descendents. After 430 years to the day, He delivered Israel through Moses and gave a covenant, which the stubborn Israelites agreed to. After Israelites turned to the gods of the gentiles, God scattered them to the gentile nations. However true to His promise through Moses, “Creator Jesus came in the flesh and died for remission of this world’s sins.” Afterward as planned God began calling out a believing IN people, whom He’d put His spirit in to make them at One with Himself through Jesus. Let’s consider the understanding revealed to Jesus’ apostle Paul and others.

  The mystery: “God’s spirit in people, people in God.”

    Paul taught Jesus’ revelations to the Romans and we Believers, speaking of the mystery of God in us and we in God.….. (Rom 16:25-27; Now to Him who is able to strengthen you according to My gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that had been kept secret for long ages, but now is disclosed, and through the prophetic scriptures has been made known to all the nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith – to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be glory forever! Amen.) Paul gets more explicate to the Corinthians. Sharing the mystery, “God’s spirit in man and man in God.”…..    (1Cor 2:6-16; Now we do speak wisdom among the mature, but not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are perishing. Instead we speak the wisdom of God, hidden in a mystery, that God determined before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood it. If they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But just as it is written, “Things that no eye has seen, or ear heard, or mind imagined, are the things God has prepared for those who love Him.) (Quote from Isaiah 64:4)…..   God has revealed these things 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 -followers of Jesus-  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 us 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 foolishness 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 -followers of Jesus-  have the mind of Christ.”)…..   (Remember Jesus’ words, “But you refuse to believe because you are not My sheep. My sheep listen to My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish; no one will snatch them from My hand.” John 10:26.)…..    (1Cor 15:50-58; Now, this is what I am saying, brothers and sisters: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I will tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed – in a moment, in the blinking of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For, this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. Now when this perishable puts on the imperishable, and this mortal puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will happen, “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” (Quote from Hosea 13:14) “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! So then, dear brothers and sisters, be firm. Do not be moved! Always be outstanding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.)……  It isn’t book learning, not a conjured up faith, but revealed faith and gifted knowledge.…..   (Eph 1:7-14; In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace that he lavished on us in all wisdom and insight. He did this when He revealed to us the secret ‘mystery’ of His will, according to His good pleasure that He set forth in Christ, toward the administration of the fullness of the times, to head up all things in Christ – the things in heaven and the things on earth. In Christ we too have been claimed as God’s own possession, since we were predestined according to the one purpose of Him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of His will so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, would be to the praise of His glory. And when you heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation) – when you believed in Christ – you were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit, who is the down payment of our inheritance, until the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.”)

     God’s covenant through Abraham was later through Moses with a fleshly minded stubborn people, God will yet deliver as promised. His spiritual covenant extends through Jesus, to a called out believing IN people.…..     (Galatians 3:23-29; Now before –Jesus’- faith came we were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners until the coming faith would be revealed. Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous by -His- faith. But now that -Jesus’- faith has come, -to us individually- 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.) All preplanned before Re-creation. When we followers of Jesus pray, we aren’t before physical Mt. Zion, as were the Israelites during Moses’ day; but before the city of the living God, heavenly Jerusalem.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 8

July 4th, 2020

    TO: World’s in residence Churches of God. Tamuz 12, 5,780; 7/4/2020.……Jesus, His apostles two brothers –James and Jude, plus Luke the physician agreed regarding God the Father and God the Son’s deity. It’s why no apostle ever included the Holy Spirit of truth in their letter’s salutations. The Greek word for spirit is, ‘pneuma’ a neutral gender noun and is never used as a masculine noun. Through John, Jesus identifies the Holy Spirit as an Advocate.

   (John 14:15-18; If, you love Me you will obey My commandments. Then I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate – one who advocates, helps or supports-  to be with you forever. The Spirit –Greek, pneuma- of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it does not see it or know it. But you know it, because it resides with you and will be in you. I will not abandon you as orphans, I will come to you.) At John 14:17, the noun phrase ‘–spirit of truth-‘ is neutral gender.….    When the angel told Mary of her giving birth to a son, she replied, -how can this be since I haven’t had sexual relation with a man-? The angel then defines the Holy Spirit as being –power of the Most High.…..   (Luke 1:35; The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, the power of the Most High will overshadow you.” Therefore the child to be born will be holy, and He will be called the Son of God.) The Holy Spirit is revealing power, note it’s action in Elizabeth.…..    (Luke 1:41-45; When, Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 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.”) Through the Holy Spirit followers of Jesus are gifted to understand His parable principles.…..    (Matt 24:32-35; Learn this parable from the fig tree: Whenever its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also you, when you see all these things, know that He is near, right at the door. I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.”) Jesus is speaking of the generation alive when this world’s spiritual condition is likened to, before the Noah day flood and Sodom.…..    (Matt 24:36-41; But as for that day and hour no one knows it – not even the angels in heaven – except the Father alone. For, just like the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. For in those days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark. And they knew nothing until the flood came and took them all away. It will be the same at the coming of the Son of Man. Then there will be two men in the field, one will be taken and one left. There will be two women grinding grain with a mill; one will be taken and one left.)……

  Soon after the first spiritual resurrection from the grave, alive believers IN Jesus will meet Jesus in the air. (Study 1Corinthians 15) Jesus is speaking to His followers, not the world at large. Speaking to a people to whom Jesus is Lord. Likewise Jesus could be speaking of the day people’s physical life ends.…..     (Matt 24:42-44; Therefore, stay alert because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this, if the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have been alert and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you –Christians- also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.)……….           (Matt 24:45-51; Who then is the faithful and wise slave, whom the master has put in charge of His household, to give the other slaves their food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom the Master finds at work when He comes. I tell you the truth, the Master will put him in charge of all His possessions. But if that evil slave should say to himself, ‘My Master is staying away a long time,’ and he begins to beat his fellow slaves and to eat and drink with drunkards, then the Master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect Him and at an hour he does not foresee, will cut him in two, assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”) See Rev 21:7-8.

    Actions speak louder than words, our living practices put us on display to the world. Practices of modern day professing Christians demonstrate their friendship is with the world. The many gifted with a desire to follow Jesus are likened to those in Jesus’ sower parable. To His followers, Jesus explained His parable.

   (Matt 13:16-23; But your eyes are blessed because they see, -understand- and your ears because they hear. For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous people longed to see –understand- what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it. So listen to the parable of the sower: When anyone hears the word about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one –Satan- comes and snatches what was sown in his heart; this is the seed sown along the path. The seed sown on rocky ground is the person who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy. But he has no root in himself and does not endure; when trouble or persecution comes because of the word, immediately he falls away. The seed sown among thorns is the person who hears the word, but worldly cares and the seductiveness of wealth choke the word, so it produces nothing. But as for the seed sown on good soil, this is the person who hears the word and understands. He bears fruit, yielding a hundred, sixty, or thirty times what was sown.”)……      We pray our teaching provides fertile soil to understanding, and to believe IN God’s Word as did Abraham, that’s the good soil. Jesus made no effort to soften His words regarding people’s not understanding…..     (John 10:25-28; Jesus replied, “I told you and you do not believe. The deeds I do in My Father’s name testify about Me. But you refuse to believe because you are not My sheep. My sheep listen to My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish; no one will snatch them from My hand.”)…..  Obviously Jesus is saying, -people that don’t believe IN Me as I manifested Myself to be in the holy scriptures, don’t believe because they aren’t My sheep-. Jesus gives believers IN Himself eternal life. Deeds done in God the Father’s name testify to Jesus’ deity.

    Teaching God’s truth can go in many directions from this point, we’re inspired to teach God’s Sabbath. People not believing the seventh day is God’s Sabbath, -aren’t Jesus’ sheep-. Let’s reason together from inspired scripture.

    FIRST, Jesus’ sheep know Him as Re-creator, Creator, Sustainer, Life giver, One who is reconciliatory and AT ONE with God the Father’s purpose and planning.

    SECOND, Followers of Jesus know Him as the Lord God, Spokesman, Re-creating this earth from its void and dark condition before creating plants, animals, Adam and Eve in their image, and it was Jesus giving Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel commandments regarding blood sacrificing, what’s right, wrong, good and evil. (See Colossians 1:15-20)

    (Gen 1:1-5; In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was ‘had become’ without shape and empty and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit ‘Greek – pneuma’ of God was moving over the surface of the water. God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light! God saw that the light was good, so God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning, marking the first day.”)

    This was a re-creation from what had become without shape, empty and darkness! It’s confirmed at Colossians 1:15-20, John 1:1-5 and Hebrews 1:1-4)…..   (Colossians 1:15-20; He –Jesus-  is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven and on earth were created by Him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through Him and for Him. He Himself is before all things and all things are held together –sustained- in Him. He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that He Himself may become first in all things. For God, -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.) We shouldn’t need more proof, but three witnesses is God’s way. …..    (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.) The beginning was before, a beginning the “Re-creation.…..   (Hebrews 1:1-4; “After God spoke long ago in various portions and in various ways to our ancestors through the prophets, in these last days He -God the Father- has spoken to us in a Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He created the world. The Son is the radiance of His glory and the representation of His essence, and He sustains all things by His powerful word, and so when He had accomplished cleansing for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Thus He became so far better than the angels as He has inherited a name superior to theirs.) Jesus sustains this earth and the whole universe. He’s now our Mediator before God the Father, having lived in the flesh, He knows our weaknesses, vulnerabilities and strengths……      If we believe IN Jesus, we know Him as the Lord God who communicated with Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph and Moses. We know Jesus kept His promise to Abraham and delivered his descendents -the Israelites- from Egyptian bondage through Moses. We know Jesus as the Lord God who gave Moses the ten commandments for the people’s good. We know Jesus as the Lord God who prophesied through Moses about Himself and having Moses write.…   (Deut 18:15-19; “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you – from your fellow Israelites; you must listen to Him. This accords with what happened at Horeb in the day of the assembly. You asked the Lord your God: “Please do not make us hear the voice of the Lord our God any more or see this great fire any more lest we die.” The Lord then said to me, “What they have said is good. I will raise up a prophet like you for them from among their fellow Israelites. I will put My words in His mouth and He will speak to them whatever I command. I will personally hold responsible anyone who then pays no attention to the words that prophet speaks in My name.”)

Revelations to Jesus’ apostles and commentary, chapter 7

July 2nd, 2020

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   Paul’s teaching kept the fact that gentiles were grafted to God’s chosen people, ‘Israel,’ two became one people in Christ, explaining that he was of the tribe of Benjamin and that God gave Israel stupor of mind because of their hardness of heart. Paul understood the prophecies regarding Israel’s future deliverance and that all promises to Abraham were perpetual. Study the whole of Romans 11:

   (Rom 11:25-32; 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.” (See Isaiah 59: and Jeremiah 31) And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.” In regard to the gospel they 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 –gentiles- were formerly disobedient to God, but have now received mercy due to their disobedience, so they too have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. For, God has consigned all people to disobedience so that He may show mercy to them all.)

   (Rom 11:33-35; 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! Amen.)  

          Side note, a visiting preacher relative questioned me about why God

          didn’t save more people, and why He didn’t do this or that. I attempted

          explaining-unsuccessfully- that God pre-planned things, including Satan’s

          temporary successes, and all was working out for God’s ultimate purpose.    

     (Phil 4:8-9; Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things, what you learned, received, heard and saw in me, do. And the God of peace will be with you.)

    Paul absolutely knew how he stood with his Lord Jesus Christ. He encouraged,  we prove all things and stand fast in the truth -God’s Word- as originally written.

    (Phil 4:10-23; I have great joy in the Lord because now at last you have again expressed your concern for me. (Now I know you were concerned before, but had no opportunity to do anything.) I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content in any circumstance. I have experienced times of need and times of abundance. In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of contentment, whether I go satisfied, hungry, have plenty or nothing. I am able to do all things through the One who strengthens me. Nevertheless, you did well to share with me in my trouble. And as you Philippians know, at the beginning of my gospel ministry, when I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in this matter of giving and receiving except you alone. For even in Thessalonica, on more than one occasion you sent something for my need. I do not say this because I am seeking a gift, rather I seek the credit that abounds to your account. For, I have received everything, and I have plenty. I have all I need because I received from Epaphroditus what you sent – a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, very pleasing to God. And my God will supply your every need according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. May glory be given to God our Father forever and ever. Amen. Give greetings to all the Saints in Christ Jesus. The brothers with me here send greetings. All the Saints greet you, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.)

     May we each be blessed as Paul, who could say, “In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of contentment, whether I go satisfied or hungry, have plenty or nothing, I am able to do all things through the One who strengthens me.”

     Worshipers in Caesar’s household were, ‘a church of God.’ They were Caesar’s servants and Jesus’ bondservants. Jesus’ message through Paul sets each Believing –Christian- free from this world’s system of things, and demonic doctrines that make it impossible for people to be made merchandise of. We come up short when evaluating ourselves in light of God’s truth. When people are yielded to their fleshly desires, and passions, concerns are about the immediate circumstance of me, mine and ours. People don’t naturally evaluate their hopes and prayer request, prioritizing as Jesus suggested.

    Jesus died for the sins of the whole world, particularly those God the Father called in this and the age to come. Followers of Jesus are spirit led to share His concerns, that His Kingdom come, and a gifted faith desire to be like minded, rather than prayer concerns for -me, mine and ours-. We’re commanded to put others ahead of ourselves. To be otherwise, ‘people’s leanings are friendship with the world and likely considered spiritual adulterers by God.’

    When our Lord’s brother ‘James’ wrote to the twelve tribes scattered abroad, he revealed to them and us, - why prayers aren’t answered- writing, (You do not have because you do not ask, you ask and do not receive because you ask wrongly, so you can spend it on your passions.) Additionally, James had the audacity to call the twelve dispersed tribes, adulterers, because Israel’s covenant agreement with their Creator was likened to a marriage covenant, “accepting the Lord God as their husband.” When they didn’t live up to their covenant promises, Israelites became spiritual adulterers and thus were dispersed as God had promised they would be. They prioritizing their concerns and developed friendship with the world, ‘the worldly system became their God.’ The same with professing Christians in this age,

-friendship with the world- is bondage to this world‘s system of things.

     James wrote, “Adulterers, do you not know that friendship with the world means hostility toward God? So whoever decides to be the world’s friend makes himself God’s enemy.” James 2:4

    Israel’s history is for today’s Christians’ -spiritual Israelites- for learning! Paul wrote; “For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope. Now may the God of endurance and comfort give you unity with one another in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice, glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:4-6

    Followers of Jesus – Christians- are wedded to Jesus by covenant, and as such the focus must be parallel with His as a faithful wife to a husband, less we be considered spiritual adulterers. At His Apostles request, Jesus taught where their inner concerns and focus should be regarding prayer.

    (Matt 6:7-10; When you pray do not babble repetitiously like the Gentiles, because they think that by their many words they will be heard. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. So pray this way: “Our Father in heaven, may Your name be honored, may Your kingdom come, may Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.)

   FIRST, we need to understand the deity of our God is, God the Father and God the Son, honoring our heavenly Father as did Jesus. SECOND, our number one concern, -inner focus desire as followers of Jesus must be- that God’s kingdom soon come, that this world’s order will soon be as planned and pleasing to HimWhen people’s inner desires are me, mine and ours, our prayer focus is, satisfying our self serving nature. We should ask for blessing, healings, protections and security, but these should be secondary to desiring God’s will be done.

    Let’s review Jesus’ teaching regarding prayer. (Matt 8:11-12; Give us today our daily bread and forgive us our debts, as we ourselves have forgiven our debtors.) When we belong to God our needs are promised, so express thankfulness and their continuance.

    It’s imperative that we seek to be gifted with a forgiving nature. Knowing the mercy bestowed on us, and each Believer is without merit on our part. Prior to God miraculously changing our nature, we were incapable of forgiving to the degree Jesus had in mind.

     (Matt 8:13; And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.) Do not lead us into temptation is not an accurate translation. Comparing spiritual to spiritual we find, God doesn’t tempt nor can He be tempted. (Our Lord’s brother -James- clarifies. (James 1:13-18; Let no one say when he is tempted, -I am tempted by God-  for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself tempts no one. But each is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desires. Then when desire conceives it gives birth to sin, and when sin is full grown, it gives birth to death. Do not be led astray, my dear brothers and sisters. All generous giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or the slightest hint of change. By His sovereign plan He gave us birth through the message of truththat we would be a kind of first fruits of all He created.) Asking that we continuously be delivered from the evil one, “Satan” is faith reliance on God to do just that.

     (Matt 8:14; For if you forgive others their sins, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive you, your sins.) When we belong to God our nature is changed to the likeness of Jesus’, and as such we know His mercy toward us is unmerited. So we need to be quick to forgive.

     No one inherits a nature conducive to prayer as Jesus commanded from birth. A mindset parallel with Jesus’ is required to be forgiving as He.

     (James 1:12; Happy is the one who endures testing, because when he has proven to be genuine, he will receive the crown of life that God promised to those who love Him.) Holy scripture principally teaches, if we love God it’s because we recognize that He loved us first. By giving His only begotten Son, having mercy on us individually, revealing His way, calling, opening our minds and reveling Himself.

     (James 1:21; So, put away all filth and evil excess, humbly welcome the message implanted within you, which is able to save your souls.) It’s Jesus’ doctrine, gifted, implanted to our minds, that saves individuals. When we humbly welcome His gifted outlook - knowledge, there is no room for boasting except in Him.

Revelations to Jesus’ apostles and commentary, chapter 6

June 30th, 2020

TO: World’s in residence Churches of God. Tamuz 8, 5,780; 6/30/2020.

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   As was Jesus and His apostles teachings, I’m not writing for denominational minded folks in their comfort zones, but to called out people desiring to be heirs with Abraham. Consider are followers of Jesus – Christians - spiritual Israelites? If not, Jesus’ apostles missed the mark. Some Egyptians and other gentiles became as Israelites by yielding to God’s covenant with Abraham, submitting to circumcision of the flesh. After Jesus’ ascension, called out gentiles became spiritual Israelites through believing IN faith, submitted to baptism, giving up idols, and turning to Jesus’ Way. See James’ letter to new converted gentiles at Acts 21:25.

    Israelites murmured after deliverance from Egypt and God Had Moses write;

    (Exodus 16:6-8; Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, “In the evening you will know that the Lord has brought you out of the land of Egypt, and in the morning you will see the glory of the Lord, because He has heard your murmurings against the Lord. As for us, what are we, that you should murmur against us?” Moses said, “You will know this when the Lord gives you meat to eat in the evening and bread in the morning to satisfy you, because the Lord has heard your murmurings that you are murmuring against Him. As for us, what are we? Your murmurings are not against us, but against the Lord.) As always study the whole.

    (Exodus 16:22-26; And on the sixth day they gathered twice as much food, two omers per person; and all the leaders of the community came and told Moses. He said to them, “This is what the Lord has said: ‘Tomorrow is a time of cessation from work, a holy Sabbath to the Lord. Whatever you want to bake, bake today; whatever you want to boil, boil today; whatever is left put aside for yourselves to be kept until morning.’” So they put it aside until the morning, just as Moses had commanded, and it did not stink, nor were there any worms in it.  Moses said, “Eat it today, for today is a Sabbath to the Lord; today you will not find it in the area. Six days you will gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will not be any.) 

    We spiritual Israelites need to be careful not to murmur against God’s truth. 

People accusing Paul of teaching against the law on one hand, also accused Paul of changing the Sabbath to the first day on the other hand. Such people don’t know God the Father nor God the Son.

     (Exodus 16:27- On the seventh day some of the people went out to gather it, 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.”) 

    Followers of Jesus are spirit led to understand God’s spiritual intent of the law, including His weekly and annual Sabbaths. Worldly religions twist Jesus, His prophets and apostles’ teaching, in part because of stubbornness, in part because of Satan’s deceiving Eve and Adam to think they could be divine beings, knowing what’s right, wrong, good and evil by defying God and eating forbidden fruit. Let’s look at Satan’s lie.

    (Genesis 3:1-5; “Now the serpent was more shrewd than any of the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Is it really true that God said, ‘You must not eat from any tree of the orchard’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit from the trees of the orchard, but concerning the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the orchard God said, ‘You must not eat from it, and you must not touch it, or else you will die.’” The serpent said to the woman, “Surely you will not die, for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will open and you will be like divine beings who know, good and evil.”)

    Let’s pause at this point and put our thinking caps on. Satan called God a liar! Suggesting that God wants to hold back knowledge, saying, God knows when you eat you will understand and be like divine beings, knowing good and evil.

    (Genesis 3:6-7; When the woman saw that the tree produced fruit that was good for food, was attractive to the eye, and was desirable for making one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some of it to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.)

    When people yield to the pleasures of sin, desire knowledge from within, rather than looking to God for what’s right, wrong, good and evil, each becomes little gods to themselves. This is one reason Jesus taught the following through Paul at 1Cor 1:26-31; (Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position. But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something, so that no one can boast in His presenceHe, -God the Father-  is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boastsboast in the Lord.”)

    (Genesis 3:8-13; Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God moving about in the orchard at the breezy time of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the orchard. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” The man replied, “I heard you moving about in the orchard, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.” The Lord God said, “Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” The man said, “The woman whom you gave me, she gave me some fruit from the tree and I ate it.” So the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman replied, “The serpent tricked me, and I ate.”)

    (Gen 3:14-15; The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,

cursed are you above all the wild beasts and all the living creatures of the field!  On your belly you will crawl and dust you will eat all the days of your life. And I will put hostility between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring; her offspring will attack your head, and you will attack her offspring’s heel.”)

    (Gen 3:16; To the woman He said, “I will greatly increase your labor pains, with pain you will give birth to children. You will want to control your husband, but he will dominate you.”)

    (Gen 3:17-19; But to Adam He said, “Because you obeyed your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ cursed is the ground thanks to you, in painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, but you will eat the grain of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat food until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you will return.”)

What major world religion does not teach some form of Satan’s lie?

    Satan has deceived the whole world into believing that mankind is born immortal. Teaching when little children die they go straight to heaven. Teach that unconverted sinners burn forever in hell, not knowing where the term –hell- comes from. Some teach immortality amounts to coming back to life in other forms. Some teach, rewards are in heaven for killing infidels. The truth? When any form of Satan’s lie is believed, -a good portion of Jesus and His Apostle’s truths are ignored to support lies.

     Pagans always, worshiped the likes of Baal, other imaginary gods, astrology and carved images. Israelites learned from Egypt. (2Kings 17:16-17; Abandoning all the commandments of the Lord their God, they made two metal calves and an Asherah pole, bowed down to all the stars in the sky and worshiped Baal. They passed their sons and daughters through the fire, and practiced divination and omen reading. They committed themselves to doing evil in the sight of the Lord and made Him angry.) Baal worshipers thinking they were born immortal, thought burning their children sent them to an everlasting life, the ultimate sacrifice to their god was to burn their children. Such teaching spread to the degree that many professing Christians teach, children dying before an age of accountability go straight to heaven as angels. There are many forms and beliefs about Satan’s immortality lie.

    THE TRUTH is; only people begotten by God the Father through believing IN God the Son have immortality. The spiritually fathered, -spiritually born from above- people are recipients of eternal life. These are they who’ll be in God’s FIRST resurrection! Paul’s words quoted in the previous chapter are believed IN by followers of Jesus. “My aim is to know Him, to experience the power of His resurrection, to share in His sufferings, and to be like Him in His death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.” Restudy Paul’s teaching at Hebrews 12, quoted in previous studies.

    Unbelievers from this and previous ages will be in other resurrections of God’s choosing. God’s goodness will either draw people to repentance or to hostile denial. People never yielding to and believing IN the King of Kings will die a second death. (See Revelations 2:11; 20:6; 20:14 & (Rev 21:7-8; One who conquers will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.)

     (Phil 4:1; So then, my brothers and sisters, dear friends whom I long to see, my joy and crown, stand in the Lord in this way. Understanding that our citizenship is in heaven and we wait for the Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.) Called Believers IN are GIFTED with eternal life, -immortality- at genuine conversion. At the resurrection our bodies will be transformed to the likeness of Jesus’. (See Phil 3:19-21)

    (Phil 4:2-7; I appeal to Euodia and to Syntyche to agree in the Lord. Yes, I say also to you true companions, help them. They have struggled together in the gospel ministry along with me and Clement and my other coworkers, whose names are in the book of life. Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice! Let everyone see your gentleness. The Lord is near! Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God. And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.)  Paul believed his co-workers’ salvation was sure. Mature Christians know through gifted faith that Jesus’ promises are sure, gentleness and the absence of anxiety are characteristics.

Jesus’ Good News, as revealed to Peter and Paul, by James Nelson

June 28th, 2020

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