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Renunciation and Apostasy, chater 1

February 8th, 2019

To: “His Church” People gifted with a desire to be atOne with God. 2/8/19 God’s 12th month, day 3, Adar 1, 5779 until sunset.

Jude, one of Jesus’ brothers desired to write about our common salvation, but was compelled to write about the apostasy, “a renunciation of The Faith” he was witnessing. Judas, James and all Jesus’ family had witnessed His life, ministry, miracles and deeds through when He was crucified, resurrected, showing Himself alive and opening His apostles minds to understand the scriptures. Brothers Jude and James were gifted with believing IN faith as were His apostles. Family was mindful of kinship with Jesus and yet knew all believers IN were God’s family.

(Luke 8:19-21; “Now Jesus’ mother and His brothers came to Him, but they could not get near Him because of the crowd. So He was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to see You.” But He replied to them, “My mother and My brothers are those “who hear the word of God and do it.”) Brothers, Judas, James, Joseph, Simon and sisters were likely with Mary and Joseph on the occasion when they turned back to Jerusalem after a Passover season celebration looking for Jesus.

(Luke 2:41-51; “Now Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem every year for the feast of the Passover. When Jesus was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. But when the feast was over, as they were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, but (because they assumed that he was in their group of travelers) they went a day’s journey. Then they began to look for him among their relatives and acquaintances. When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him. (46- After three days they found Jesus in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard Jesus were astonished at His understanding and His answers. When His parents saw Him, they were overwhelmed. His mother said to Him, “Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.” But He replied, “Why were you looking for Me? Didn’t you know that I must be in My Father’s house?” Yet His parents did not understand the remark He made to them. Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. But His mother kept all these things in her heart.”)

Jude knew, “The Common Salvation was for the called.” Particularly, he and James’ overview of Jesus’ ministry included many parables He told the populations at large, “so they could not understand.” They understood, “the New Covenant was like the old, “in that God chose by promised grace and delivered through, “God the Son” as were the Israelites from Egypt. That God’s New Covenant, unlike the old, “was with called out individuals to be made atOne with Himself through Jesus’ shed blood for the remission of their sin. Making each a spiritually reborn member of His family. This understanding still isn’t for the populations at large, but the predestined.

(Matthew 13:10-15; “Then the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” He replied, “You, “disciples” have been given the opportunity to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but they have not. For whoever has will be given more and will have an abundance. But whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. For this reason I speak to them in parables: Although they see they do not see, and although they hear they do not hear nor do they understand. And concerning them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: ‘You will listen carefully yet will never understand, you will look closely yet will never comprehend. (15) For the heart of this people has become dull; they are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes, so that they would not see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn, “repent” and I would heal them.’”) Jesus gave Isaiah this parable long before, “See Isaiah 6:9-10.” (A parable both conceals and reveals, depending on whether one is open to understand what’s taught.)

People who aren’t gifted to understand Jesus’ deity, cannot understand the mysteries of His kingdom. (His deity is revealed at John 1:1-5, Col 1:15-20 & Hebrews 1:) A good example is the many in Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth not understanding.

(Matt 13:53-58; “Now when Jesus finished these parables, He moved on from there. Then He came to His hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue. They were astonished and said, “Where did this man get such wisdom and miraculous powers? Isn’t this the carpenter, “Joseph’s” son? Isn’t His mother named Mary? And aren’t His brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas? And aren’t all His sisters here with us? Where did He get all this?” And so they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own house.” And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.”) BELIEVING IN is key! The many claiming to believe simply “believe that” only the called and chosen are gifted to believe IN. Paul explained to God’s church at Rome.

(Rom 1:5-7; “Through Him ’Jesus’ we have received grace and our apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles on behalf of His name. You also are among them, called to belong to Jesus Christ. To all those loved by God in Rome, called to be Saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!.) It’s a great mystery to the world, no matter the intellect, “spiritual understanding can only be gifted.” Unbelievers are hostile to this “spirit of truth” reasoning that God is unjust to have planned it this way.

Renunciation of Jesus’ Way.

Jude’s definition of apostasy is, “imagining and making Jesus fit a fleshly rational view of their god.” (A worldly definition of love; if you please.) The apostasy amounts to hostile defiance and practicing abominable to God things, such as, making images, sun - planetary worship, changing times and condoning idolatrous sexuality.

Jesus knew the nature He created in mankind from the foundation of the world, knew and allowed Satan’s lie. Previous to Jesus’ coming in the flesh, He revealed through Moses, “People would turn back to idolatry when the power of His representation was lifted.”

(Deut 18:9-14; “When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, you must not learn the abhorrent practices of those nations. There must never be found among you anyone who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, anyone who practices divination, an omen reader, a soothsayer, a sorcerer, one who casts spells, one who conjures up spirits, a practitioner of the occult, or a necromancer. (12) Whoever does these things is abhorrent to the Lord and because of these detestable things the Lord your God is about to drive them out from before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God. Those nations that you are about to dispossess listen to omen readers and diviners, but the Lord your God has not given you permission to do such things.” (See also Rev 21:8)

Speaking to Israel Moses prophesied Jesus’ coming in the flesh.

(Deut 18:15-17; “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.” (17) 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.”)

(Jesus knew Jacob’s heirs, physical and spiritual, would turn to abominable practices after His lead through Moses, Joshua, His prophets, judges and His apostles. (Jesus foreknew the current world wide apostasy taking place, allowing Jude to see what would continue until His return.) He knew people would organize and mix pagan ways through the use of His name, knew His followers would be persecuted. Worldly denominations would gain support among a hostile unbelieving populous, organizational persecutions would follow. So, Jesus made the following prophesy.

(John 15:18-19; “If the world hates you, be aware that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you do not belong to the world, but I chose you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you.”) The world doesn’t hate Christendom per-say, Moslems, Hinduism etc. The world does hate those who refuse to conform to it’s overall ideology, “Judaism and God’s church particularly.” Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to write.

(Rom 3:1-4; “Therefore what advantage does the Jew have, or what is the value of circumcision? Actually, there are many advantages. First of all, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What then? If some did not believe, does their unbelief nullify the faithfulness of God? Absolutely not! Let God be proven true, and every human being shown up as a liar, just as it is written: “so that you will be justified in your words and will prevail when you are judged.” (Quote from Psalms 51:4) Oracles of God include His calendar, wisdom, prophetic, mysterious or enigmatic - parables etc. The point; Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Heb 13:8.. The world and its followers are evolving traditionalist, condoners of falsehood.

It isn’t the nature of unbelievers to LOVE Jesus as He manifest Himself to be in the holy scriptures “but to love a Jesus of their making.” (Though impossible, “worldly Evangelicals attempt to make Jesus’ Way, fit what seems right to their fleshly minds.) Jude was seeing the fulfillment of Jesus’ words as he wrote about the apostate.

(John 15:20-21; “Remember what I told you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they obeyed My Word, they will obey yours too. But they will do all these things to you on account of My name, because they do not know the One who sent Me.”) Do some who know better follow the world to avoid persecution? Generally they don’t know the Jesus that Re-created earth from chaos, created Adam, gave Moses the ten commandments, called twelve apostles and is going to return to bring salvation?

(John 15:22-24; “If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. But they no longer have any excuse for their sin. The one who hates Me hates My Father too. If I had not performed among them the miraculous deeds that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have seen the deeds and have hated both Me and My Father.”)

Jesus isn’t saying previous generations were not guilty of sin, rather He’s saying “if He hadn’t come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of the sin of rejecting Him and His Father He came to reveal.

Not only did Jesus speak to people in the apostolic age, He spoke to the previous ages through Noah, Abraham, the prophets etc. Now we have His printed Word, His teaching through His apostles and His revealing to each called individual.

Jesus said to His apostles. (John 15:25-27; “Now this happened to fulfill the word that is written in their, “the Israelite’s” law, ‘They hated Me without reason.’ (26) When the Advocate comes, whom I will send you from the Father – the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father – it will testify about Me, and you also will testify, because you have been with Me from the beginning.”) Jesus; “spirit of truth” cannot tolerate any degree of paganism. His spirit of truth reveals God’s Way. (When Jesus came, “as prophesied, He found this world’s populations in the same state of confusion, existing today. His chosen “the Israelites” had been dispersed to pagan lands because of their disobedience. Few in number; “mostly the tribe of Judah” had been allowed to return to Judea; occupied by Roman governors who allowed temple restoration and priesthood reestablished. Jesus gave honor to that priesthood, sending some He healed to the priest according to the law.

Jesus’ Revelations to John, apostles and His church, chapter 14 of 14

February 6th, 2019

To: “His Church” People gifted with a desire to be atOne with God. (2/5/19, God 11th month, Sh’vat 29, 5,779 until sunset.

A chosen spiritual people’s messianic deliverance was promised Abraham and Moses, “a circumcised of heart people.” A remission of and deliverance from sin “through Messiah and Savior Jesus’ shed blood.” A deliverance hinging on a belief IN Jesus, “likened to Abraham’s faith.” A covenant promise of eternal life is made to faithful followers of Jesus through His sacrificial life. Paul was given the revelation.

(1Cor 15:20-23; But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, ‘Adam’ the resurrection of the dead also came through a man, ‘Jesus.’ For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. (23) But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him. (At verse 24, Jesus’ prophecy through Paul jumps to the millennial end to when New Jerusalem’s comes down.)

(1Cor 15:24-28; Then comes the ‘millennial’ end, when He ‘Jesus’ hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power. (25) For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be eliminated is death. For He ‘God the Father’ has put everything in subjection under His ‘Jesus’’ feet. But when it says “everything” has been put in subjection, it is clear that this does not include the One ‘God the Father’ who put everything in subjection to Him, ‘Jesus.’ 15:28 And when all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself will be subjected to the One who subjected everything to Him, so that God may be all in all.

Israel’s physical deliverance, “by Jesus, through Moses” included a law, “a school master” agreement to be administered for their good. After Jesus’ death, resurrection and accession, “believers IN Him” are spiritually and supernaturally covenanted to be saved, delivered, made atOne with and inherit eternal life through Him. Its a spiritual rebirth, “a supernatural born from above gift” the inheritance of eternal life. Not by the work of any kind, law keeping, goodness or a priest pronouncement. Jesus gave Paul the revelation.

(Eph 2:4-10; “But God, ‘the Father’ being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you are saved! and He raised us up with Him ‘Christ’ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, to demonstrate in the coming ages the surpassing wealth of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (8) For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast. For we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.”) Raising us up with Jesus is to make us atOne with God the Father and God the Son and through His spirit we have Godly love. With Godly love Jesus revealed New Jerusalem.

(Rev 21:15-21; “The angel who spoke to me had a golden measuring rod with which to measure the city and its foundation stones and wall. Now the city is laid out as a square, its length and width the same. He measured the city with the measuring rod at fourteen hundred miles (its length and width and height are equal). He also measured its wall, one hundred forty-four cubits according to human measurement, which is also the angel’s. (18) The city’s wall is made of jasper and the city is pure gold, like transparent glass. The foundations of the city’s wall are decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation is jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. (21) And the twelve gates are twelve pearls – each one of the gates is made from just one pearl! The main street of the city is pure gold, like transparent glass.”) What an Architect, our God!! Who can hold back a praise?

(Rev 21:22-27; “Now I saw no temple in the city, because the Lord God – the All-Powerful – and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, because the glory of God lights it up, and its lamp is the Lamb. The nations will walk by its light and the kings of the earth will bring their grandeur into it. Its gates will never be closed during the day (and there will be no night there). They will bring the grandeur and the wealth of the nations into it, but nothing ritually unclean will ever enter into it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or practices falsehood, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”) How awesome our Creator, who knew and predestined us before the foundation of the world.

(Rev 22:1-5; “Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life – water as clear as crystal – pouring out from the throne of God and of the Lamb, flowing down the middle of the city’s main street. On each side of the river is the tree of life producing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month of the year. Its leaves are for the healing of the nations. And there will no longer be any curse, and the throne of God and the Lamb will be in the city. His servants will worship Him, and they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. Night will be no more, and they will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, because the Lord God will shine on them, and they, “followers of Jesus” will reign forever and ever.”) People are being made spiritual creations through Jesus, for God the Father’s ultimate purpose. Remember Daniel and in the beginning John was told to seal up prophecy until the end. Now Jesus is allowing John to reveal more. Even that the evil doers and righteous ones will continue.

(Rev 22:6-13; “Then the angel said to me, “These words are reliable and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent His angel to show His servants what must happen soon.” (Look! I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy expressed in this book.) I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things, and when I heard and saw them, I threw myself down to worship at the feet of the angel who was showing them to me. But he said to me, “Do not do this! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers the prophets, and with those who obey the words of this book. Worship God!” Then he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy contained in this book, because the time is near. (11) The evildoer must continue to do evil, and the one who is morally filthy must continue to be filthy. The one who is righteous must continue to act righteously, and the one who is holy must continue to be holy.” (12) (Look! I am coming soon, and My reward is with Me to pay each one according to what he has done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end!) Lets repeat!

(Early in, “Jesus’ Revelations to John” he was told to seal the prophetic word, as was Daniel told, “until the end time.” Now John is told, “do not seal up the words of this prophecy contained in this book, because time is near.”

(Rev 22:14-20; “Blessed are those who wash their robes Outside so they can have access to the tree of life and can enter into the city by the gates. Outside are dogs and the sorcerers and the sexually immoral, and the murderers, and the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood!.. “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star!” And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say: “Come!” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wants it take the water of life free of charge. (18) I testify to the one who hears, “understands” the words of the prophecy contained in this book: If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes away from the words of this book of prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city that are described in this book. (20) The one who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.”)

Who gives the desire to love God intimately? Allow Jesus’ revelation to His apostle Paul. (Philippians 2:12-13; “So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence, (13) for the one bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort – for the sake of His good pleasure – is God.”) The desire to be intimate with God, is a calling. He chooses who’ll be family, gives desire and leads away from temptation and to righteousness. He’s the ALMIGHTY. Lets review who’ll die a second death.

(Revelations 21:5-8; “And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new!” Then He said to me, “Write it down, because these words are reliable and true.” He also said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the water of life. (Remember, Jesus spoke of the spirit His followers were going to receive after His being glorified by God the Father: John 7:37-39) (7) The one who conquers will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. (8) But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.”

Jesus’ Revelations to John, apostles and His church, chapter 13

February 5th, 2019

To: “His Church” People desiring to be atOne with God. Israelites Abroad. (2/5/19, God 11th month, Sh’vat 29, 5,779 until sunset.

We considered the problems of constitutional democratic governments last time. We should have learned from it that governments by fleshly minded people can’t stand for long. Jesus’ millennial kingdom will be altruistically administered and stand forever. Let’s pray “His kingdom soon come.” Our prayers are remembered. (Rev 8:1-5; “Now when the Lamb opened the seventh seal there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. Another angel holding a golden censer came and was stationed at the altar. A large amount of incense was given to him to offer up, with the prayers of all the Saints, on the golden altar that is before the throne. The smoke coming from the incense, along with the prayers of the Saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it on the earth, and there were crashes of thunder, roaring, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.”) These things are mysterious to unbelieving people, but the spirit of truth for us. The timing is after Gog and the plagues on unbelievers.

(Rev 20:11-15; “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. (13) The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and Death and Hades “grave” gave up the dead that were in them, and each one was judged according to his deeds. (14) 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.”) People whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life are spiritually led to believe IN, be in agreement with and atOne with God the Father and God the Son. These are mindful of their unworthiness and have no trust in their own fleshly intellect. They look to God for what’s right, wrong, good and evil.

Hades, “the grave” is descriptive of the place where the dead are held, whether it be an earthen grave, the sea or scattered ashes, God’s in control. At will, He communicates with, resurrects and brings spirits up as He did Elijah and Moses in the presence of James, John and Peter. (6 days after telling His apostles, “some of them would see the kingdom of God” Jesus took three of them up a mountain, where God the Father’s power and Jesus’ glory was revealed.) (Mark 9:2-4; “Six days later Jesus took with Him Peter, James, and John and led them alone up a high mountain privately. And He was transfigured before them, His clothes became radiantly white, more so than any launderer in the world could bleach them. Then Elijah appeared before them along with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.”) (Matt 17:1-3; “Six days later Jesus took with Him Peter, James, and John the brother of James, and led them privately up a high mountain. And He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became white as light. Then Moses and Elijah also appeared before them, talking with Him.”) We need to read Jesus’ Revelations to John out-loud and often to ascertain the overview Jesus is portraying. Moses and Elijah died in THE FAITH “knowing as did David” they would inherit eternal life.

The resurrections and Jesus’ millennial rule on earth is the good news, “gospel planned from the beginning, as was Satan and his followers demise. Knowledge of God’s Way is to cover this earth as water covers the sea. People and lands will be healed. Lets review a portion of chapter 10. (Rev 10:4-7; “When the seven thunders spoke, I was preparing to write, but just then I heard a voice from heaven say, “seal up what the seven thunders spoke and do not write it down.” Then the angel I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven and swore by the One “Jesus” who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and what is in it, and the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it, “There will be no more delay! (“the culmination near”) But in the days when the seventh angel is about to blow his trumpet, the mystery of God is completed, just as He has proclaimed to his servants the prophets.”)

People hearing or reading God’s word forms views that becomes, their own. How and to what degree a person’s schooling is disseminated plays a part. Evolving demonic education is designed to camouflage beliefs IN God and creation. The demonic education system teaches that people “have a right to their own beliefs.” That it’s okay for people to conjured up a faith, “from within their own intellect” a belief that should be respected. Thus many people get upset when they think their faith is questioned. Some even warn, “don’t question MY salvation.” The question every logical minded person should ask is, “what’s the Creator’s opinion of MY faith?” Does nurturing a personal, “belief IN faith become an ideology? It does and from such demonically led denominations are formed. When God the Father and God the Son, “Jesus” is revealed, “His Way faith must be yielded to.” AND if, “Jesus’ Revelations to John” are reliable, “how should we be living and what should our practices be?” In the 21st chapter of Jesus’ Revelations to John” He take John beyond the millennium to the spiritual age where no evil will be tolerated. All will be spirit beings, literal heirs with Jesus.

(Revelations 21:1-7; “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had ceased to exist, and the sea existed no more. And I saw the holy city – the 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 is among human beings. He will live among them, and they will be His people, and God ’The Father’ Himself will be with them. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will not exist any more – or mourning, or crying, or pain, for the former things have ceased to exist.” (5) 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. (7) The one who conquers “overcome to the end, KJV”” will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.

(Rev 21:8; “But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.”)

Only the devil and his people believe they have immortality at birth, “that each person is born to live forever someplace!”

(Rev 21:9-14; “Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven final plagues came and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb!” So He took me away in the Spirit to a huge, majestic mountain and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. (11) The city possesses the glory of God; its brilliance is like a precious jewel, like a stone of crystal-clear jasper. (12) It has a massive, high wall with twelve gates, with twelve angels at the gates, and the names of the twelve tribes of the nation of Israel are written on the gates. (13) There are three gates on the east side, three gates on the north side, three gates on the south side and three gates on the west side. (14) The wall of the city has twelve foundations, and on them are the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.”) Planner, Architect, Creator, Re-creator and The Resurrection in whom is life, had it all planned before Satan was kicked out of the heavenly realms. The demise of those who would be enemies to His people was preplanned. (Isaiah 14:24-27; “The Lord who commands armies makes this solemn vow: “Be sure of this: Just as I have intended, so it will be; just as I have planned, it will happen. I will break Assyria in My land, I will trample them underfoot on My hills. Their yoke will be removed from My people, the burden will be lifted from their shoulders. This is the plan I have devised for the whole earth; My hand is ready to strike all the nations.” Indeed, the Lord who commands armies has a plan, and who can possibly frustrate it? His hand is ready to strike, and who can possibly stop it?”

Jesus’ apostle Paul explained. (Ephesians 2:19-22; “So then you, “non-Israelites” are no longer foreigners and non-citizens, but you are fellow citizens with the Saints and members of God’s household, (WHY) because you have been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the Cornerstone. In Him the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”)

The foundations of God’s planning is shared by Jesus and His apostles, though His weekly and annual Sabbaths’ foreshadowing. God the Father’s coming down with New Jerusalem, it’s twelve gates named for the twelve tribes of Israel and twelve foundations named for the twelve apostles of the Lamb demonstrate God’s long term planning. Israel’s planned miraculous deliverance from Egypt as promised Abraham represents a preview of our spiritual deliverance from sin, “this world’s system of things.” Our individual calling, gifted desire, inherited from Adam nature revealed and gifted repentance is every bit as miraculous as was Israel’s deliverance from sinful Egypt. Both demonstrate God’s timely choosing and His supernatural deliverance of His people from lawlessness.

Consider the following as relating to the whole word of God. Jesus’ death was preplanned before His promising Israel’s deliverance from bondage, “sin” Egypt. Their supernatural deliverance and perpetual covenant promise was from their Creator “Jesus.” That covenant being Jesus’ will and as the Testator, He had to die to make it valid.

(Heb 9:15-23; “And so He “Jesus” is ‘now’ the mediator of a New Covenant, so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance He has promised, since He died to set them free from the violations committed under the First Covenant. (16) For where there is a will, the death of the one who made it must be proven. For a will takes effect only at death, since it carries no force while the one who made it is alive. So even the first covenant was inaugurated with blood. (19) For when Moses had spoken every command to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats with water and scarlet wool and hyssop and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that God has commanded you to keep.” And both the tabernacle and all the utensils of worship he likewise sprinkled with blood. Indeed according to the law almost everything was purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. (23) 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, ‘from animals.’

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

Jesus’ Revelations to John, apostles and His church, chapter 4

January 26th, 2019

To: “His Church” People desiring to be atOne with God. Israelites Abroad. (1/26/19, God 11th month, Sh’vat 20, until sunset.

Truth Gem

Many who might otherwise seek God’s truth are led to a religious comfort zones by clergy people with agendas, some deceived by denominations who make merchandise of people, some inherit positions, for others it’s a chosen feel good vocation. Generally these have two or more things in common. (1) They aren’t aware “we can’t keep pagan times and serve God” “we can’t serve two masters.” (2) They teach “folks can be saved by choice. through a methodology of steps and exercises. (3) They lean heavy toward changing popular tradition, “rather than seek the unchanging ways of God.” (4) Generally they see nothing wrong with practices what’s abominable to God, “that in part is because they don’t know, “Father and Son are as one” and in part “not knowing the Father has allocated all things to the Son.) Once led to a religious comfort zone and socializing with like minded; “ a miraculous calling is the only way out.

Six seals represent hardships caused by Satan. The fifth is the dead in Christ asking “how long? The sixth is about end age difficult times “the tribulation.” It’s time we pray for “shortening of time for the Elect’s sake.”

(Rev 7:1-8; “After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, so no wind could blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, who had the seal of the living God. He shouted out with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given permission to damage the earth and the sea: (3) “Do not damage the earth or the sea or the trees until we have put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” Now I heard the number of those who were marked with the seal, one hundred and forty-four thousand, sealed from all the tribes of the people of Israel: (5) From the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand were sealed, from the tribe of Reuben, twelve thousand, from the tribe of Gad, twelve thousand, (6) from the tribe of Asher, twelve thousand, from the tribe of Naphtali, twelve thousand, from the tribe of Manasseh, twelve thousand, (7) from the tribe of Simeon, twelve thousand, from the tribe of Levi, twelve thousand, from the tribe of Zebulun, twelve thousand, from the tribe of Joseph, twelve thousand, from the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand were sealed.”)

God’s promises to Abraham, Moses and prophets are many and perpetual. Physical Israelites will yet inhabit the territory allotted to Abraham’s descendents. Many are called to become spiritual Israelites, gifted with a circumcision of the heart. Kingdom of God established on earth with “His followers” serving with Jesus. People judged by Jesus’ word. New Jerusalem’s coming down with its twelve gates named for the twelve tribes of Israel and its twelve foundations named for Jesus’ twelve apostles. All people belonging to Jesus are spiritual Israelites and Abraham’s heirs.” (See Gal 3:29) The 144,000 are Israelites and Saints prayers remembered.

Resurrected to a spiritual life. (Rev 7:9-12; “After these things I looked, and here was an enormous crowd that no one could count, made up of persons from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb dressed in long white robes, and with palm branches in their hands. They were shouting out in a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God, to the One seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!” (11) And all the angels stood there in a circle around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they threw themselves down with their faces to the ground before the throne and worshiped God, saying, (“Amen! Praise and glory, and wisdom and thanksgiving, and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”)

Our Creator’s Way, characteristics, planning, righteousness, holiness and merciful, “reveals His identify in part.” God the Father and God the Son, “Jesus” are atOne. From our perspective we may say, they‘re “as One,” as a husband - wife relationship should be. (AtOne as Jesus’ relationship to His church mimics His relationship with the Father.) Thus, “Father and Son are One” “Jesus and His church are One” “Members of His church are One.” (Now we’ll see the example of His last being first as revealed to John. (Overcoming people during the turbulent tribulation are special because of their perseverance.)

Saints. (Rev 7:13-16; “Then one of the elders asked me, “These dressed in long white robes – who are they and where have they come from?” So I said to him, “My lord, you know the answer.” Then He said to me, “These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb! (15) For this reason they are before the throne of God, and they serve Him day and night in His temple, and the One seated on the throne will shelter them. They will never go hungry or be thirsty again, and the sun will not beat down on them, nor any burning heat, because the Lamb in the middle of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”)

Except there be repentance “likened to Nineveh’s after Jonah’s message was preached to them” a Great Tribulation period is coming on this demonically led world. We aren’t setting dates, “even if it’s two hundred plus years, that’s soon on God’s time table.” Jesus revealed to His prophets and they to us, “this world’s populous will mirror Sodom and Gomorrah’s way” before Jesus’ return. Jesus’ prophesied Great Tribulation time is punishment for disobedience to His Way and a testing time for many.

Think of Nineveh’s repentance after Jonah preached, “abominable to God and He planned their destruction. God was making the pronouncement through Jonah. (study Jonah) But the people repented and God changed His mind. (Perhaps getting His message out with much prayer, many will turn and God shorten time more than planned.) (Jesus said; “for the Elect’s sake” time will be shortened. see Matthew 24:22) In Jesus’ Revelations to John, He prophesies that worldly minded people would harden their hearts, rather than repent. Rather than turn from their evil ways. May we each turn to God and pray, “for even more shortening of the time, for the Elect‘s sake.”.

Seventh seal, Prayers of the Saints. (Rev 8:1-5; “Now when the Lamb opened the seventh seal there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. Another angel holding a golden censer came and was stationed at the altar. A large amount of incense was given to him to offer up, with the prayers of all the Saints, on the golden altar that is before the throne. The smoke coming from the incense, along with the prayers of the Saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it on the earth, and there were crashes of thunder, roaring, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.”) Seventh seal is also judgment, “foreshadowed by the seventh annual Sabbath, ‘The Last Great Day.’ Some think this is God’s releasing the warring demonic nations and John describing modern warfare. Perhaps we don’t need to take a stand on these issues. Perhaps we don’t need to understand it all.

First Angel. (Rev 8:6-7; “Now the seven angels holding the seven trumpets prepared to blow them. The first angel blew his trumpet, and there was hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was thrown at the earth so that a third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.”)

Second Angel (8-9; “Then the second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain of burning fire was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea became blood, and a third of the creatures living in the sea died, and a third of the ships were completely destroyed.”)

Third Angel. (Rev 8:10-11; “Then the third angel blew his trumpet, and a huge star burning like a torch fell from the sky; it landed on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. (Now the name of the star is Wormwood.) So a third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from these waters because they were poisoned.”)

Fourth Angel. (Rev 8:12- “Then the fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. And there was no light for a third of the day and for a third of the night likewise. Then I looked, and I heard an eagle flying directly overhead, proclaiming with a loud voice, “Woe! Woe! Woe to those who live on the earth because of the remaining sounds of the trumpets of the three angels who are about to blow them!”) Note the division between the first four and the last three. Consider the significance of the number seven, to our Creator. Is God allowing John to visualize the effect of modern warfare?

Fifth Angel. (Rev 9:1-11; “Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star “angelic being” that had fallen from the sky to the earth, and he the star was given the key to the shaft of the abyss. He opened the shaft of the abyss and smoke rose out of it like smoke from a giant furnace. The sun and the air were darkened with smoke from the shaft. Then out of the smoke came locusts onto the earth, and they were given power like that of the scorpions of the earth. They were told not to damage the grass of the earth, or any green plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their forehead. The locusts were not given permission to kill them, but only to torture them for five months, and their torture was like that of a scorpion when it stings a person. In those days people will seek death, but will not be able to find it; they will long to die, but death will flee from them. Now the locusts looked like horses equipped for battle. On their heads were something like crowns similar to gold, and their faces looked like men’s faces. They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. They had breastplates like iron breastplates, and the sound of their wings was like the noise of many horse-drawn chariots charging into battle. They have tails and stingers like scorpions, and their ability to injure people for five months is in their tails. They have as king over them the angel of the abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon.” (The Hebrew Abaddon and the Greek Apollyon mean “Destroyer.”)

Some think Jesus is allowing John to see, jets, rockets etc. The angel of the abyss is likely Satan, “persons or beings he controls.” These plagues are because the world‘s god is Satan, “all but God’s Elect” are deceived. Divided by Satan and demonically led people thinking as Cain, “who said to himself, surely God will be pleased with this other way.” NOW, what if we aren’t understanding to the degree God would have us to? We have the latitude to speculate “but not to teach our speculation as truth.”

In chapter nine, “Jesus reveals that God’s Elect will be protected while many suffer five months.” The destroyer is released. “Then I looked, and I heard an eagle flying directly overhead, proclaiming with a loud voice, “Woe! Woe! Woe to those who live on the earth because of the remaining sounds of the trumpets of the three angels who are about to blow them!” Two more are about to sound.

Jesus’ Revelations to John, apostles and His church, chapter 3

January 25th, 2019

To: “His Church” People desiring to be atOne with God. Israelites Abroad. (1/25/19, God 11th month, Sh’vat 19, until sunset.

Regardless the country we live, followers of Jesus can say with Jesus and His apostles, “our kingdom isn’t of this world.” Worldly preachers get worked up on everything but, “abominable to God” things, some being, sexual sins, abortion and not remembering His Sabbaths. (Rev 1:7; “John was in the spirit on the Lord’s day.”) Most translators put tradition ahead of fact, lean toward “the Lord’s day being equivalent to the first day of the week.” In part because of the erroneous assumption that Jesus died on the sixth and rose on the first day. In part because of the erroneous assumption that Jesus allowed Paul to change the Sabbath to the first day of the week. Another view is: “the Lord’s Day is the Last Great Day” the seventh annual Sabbath. It’s the “Feast of Tabernacles’ eighth day.” Foreshadows final judgment before New Jerusalem’s coming down. Jesus was celebrating “The Last Great Day” when John recorded the following.

(John 7:37-39; “On the last day of the feast, “the Greatest Day” Jesus stood up and shouted out, “If anyone is thirsty let him come to Me and let the one who believes IN Me drink. Just as the scripture says, ‘From within him will flow rivers of living water.’” (similar quotes, Isa 44:3, 55:1, 58:11, and Zech 14:8) (He said, “this about the Spirit” those who believed IN Me will receive, “for the Spirit had not yet been given because Jesus was not yet glorified.)

As said earlier “we need to be careful of translators” they’re human and sometimes have agendas. Through John, Jesus describes Himself as; “The Son of God” “The Alpha and the Omega” “The One who was, is and is to come” “The All-Powerful” “One holding the keys of death and of Hades!” “One who has a firm grasp on the seven Stars ‘Angels of the churches’ in His right hand” “One who walks among the seven golden lamp stands: ‘Churches.’’ “One who is the first and last” “One who was dead, but came to life” “One who has the sharp double-edged sword” “One knowing where His churches are and where Satan’s throne is” “One whose eyes are like a fiery flame and whose feet are like polished bronze” “The Holy and the True One” “Holds the key of David” “Opens doors no one can shut, shuts doors no one can open” “The Amen faithful and true witness” “The originator of God’s creation” and “The Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David.”

Through Paul, at Colossians 1:15-20, Jesus reveals Himself as; “Re-Creator, Creator, Savior, Deliverer, Healer, Sustainer, Mediator and coming King of Kings.” When the world understands who Jesus is, many will turn from assumptions and practices honoring imaginary gods. Many will “believe IN.” Consider, “what if Jesus’ revelation’s to John and Paul were all we have?”

(Rev 4:1-6; “After these things I, “John” looked, and there was a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet said: “Come up here so that I can show you what must happen after these things.” (2) Immediately I was in the Spirit, and a throne was standing in heaven with someone seated on it! And the One seated on it was like jasper and carnelian in appearance, and a rainbow looking like it was made of emerald encircled the throne. In a circle around the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on those thrones were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white clothing and had golden crowns on their heads. From the throne came out flashes of lightning and roaring and crashes of thunder. Seven flaming torches, which are the seven spirits of God were burning in front of the throne and in front of the throne was something like a sea of glass, like crystal.”) Jesus’ apostle Paul also wrote, “that he was taken up in the Spirit and seen thing to wonderful to speak of.”

John’s letter to the seven churches include, “from the seven spirits who are before His throne.” Described as, “being before God’s throne and held by Jesus.” Seven flaming torches held by the Lamb. Jesus having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. (Review, Rev 1:4-5; Rev 3:1; Rev 4:5; and Rev 5:6) Symbolisms have meanings that we don’t need to overly speculate about. Obviously God’s spirit is the part of Him, used as He pleases.

(Rev 4:7-11; “In the middle of the throne and around the throne were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. The first living creature was like a lion, the second creature like an ox, the third creature had a face like a man’s, and the fourth creature looked like an eagle flying. Each one of the four living creatures had six wings and was full of eyes all around and inside. They never rest day or night, saying: “Holy Holy Holy is the Lord God, the All-Powerful, Who was and who is, and who is still to come!” And whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the One who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders throw themselves to the ground before the One who sits on the throne and worship the One who lives forever and ever, and they offer their crowns before His throne, saying: (11) “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, since You created all things, and because of Your will they existed and were created!”) If Jesus’ Revelations to John were all we had, We’d believe He planned, created and sustains all things. But we also have, “John 1:1-5, Col 1:15-20 & Hebrews 1:, teaching the same things.

(Rev 5:1-8; “Then I saw in the right hand of the One ’God the Father’ who was seated on the throne a scroll written on the front and back and sealed with seven seals. And I saw a powerful angel proclaiming in a loud voice: “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to break its seals?” But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or look into it. So I began weeping bitterly because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. Then one of the elders said to me, “Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, ’Jesus’ has conquered; thus He can open the scroll and its seven seals.” “Then I saw standing in the middle of the throne, of the four living creatures, and in the middle of the elders, a Lamb that appeared to have been killed. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. Then He came and took the scroll from the right hand of the One ‘God the Father’ who was seated on the throne, and when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders threw themselves to the ground before the Lamb. Each of them had a harp and golden bowls full of incense (which are the prayers of the Saints.”) The Lamb is Jesus, One worthy to open the scroll held by God the Father. Prayers of Saints are remembered.

(Rev 5:9-14; “They were singing a new song: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals because You were killed, and at the cost of Your own blood You have purchased for God persons from every tribe, language, people, and nation. You have appointed them as a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.” (11) Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels in a circle around the throne, as well as the living creatures and the elders. Their number was ten thousand times ten thousand – thousands times thousands – all of whom were singing in a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb who was killed to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and praise!” (13) Then I heard every creature – in heaven, on earth, under the earth, in the sea, and all that is in them – singing: “To the One seated on the throne and to the Lamb be praise, honor, glory, and ruling power forever and ever!” And the four living creatures were saying “Amen,” and the elders threw themselves to the ground and worshiped.”) Jesus is all in all; God the Father makes it so. Do we feel like praising Jesus because, “at the cost of His own blood He has purchased for God “the Father” persons from every tribe, language, people, and nation. He has appointed US as a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and WE will reign on the earth.” His goodness, awesomeness, preplanning from the foundation of the world and His love is overwhelming. To know Him is to love Him.

God loves His created people but hates deceptive practices. The world is deceived by Satan and his followers, who loves chaos, division and are jealous of God’s plan for His people. Some revelations to John are for the tribulation, difficult time for Believers IN, punishing time for unbelievers. Believers IN are prophesied to be resurrected first and serve God. Over -comers staying true to God’s Way during the tribulation are special in His view.

Chapter six and the first five seals, seems to be a prophetic overview of Satan‘s controlling influence among people. (He presents himself as an angel of light, is granted permission to deceive and as such, he takes peace from the earth.) Enslavement and freedom are compromised, living and worship revolve around imaginary gods. Teaching about Death and Hades influence the idea that all people are born immortal. God’s Way people persecuted and killed, in the name of demonic religions.

The sixth seal represents God’s intervention, His revenge on a demonic world. Scholarly teachers have assigned each horse to a particular age. Perhaps some of these have been gifted with spiritual revelation on the subject. (All that matters is that we understand; “God’s allowing Satan to be the god of this world, until His set time.”)

(Rev 6:1- 2; “I looked on when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a thunderous voice, “Come!” So I looked, and here came a white horse! The One who rode it had a bow, and He was given a crown, and as a conqueror He rode out to conquer.” Manifesting himself as an angel of light.

(Rev 6:3-4; “Then when the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come!” And another horse, fiery red, came out, and the one who rode it was granted permission to take peace from the earth, so that people would butcher one another, and he was given a huge sword.” War among people groups.

(Rev 6:5-6; “Then when the Lamb opened the third seal I heard the third living creature saying, “Come!” So I looked, and here came a black horse! The one who rode it had a balance scale in his hand. Then I heard something like a voice from among the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat will cost a day’s pay and three quarts of barley will cost a day’s pay. But do not damage the olive oil and the wine!” Enslavement.

(Rev 6:7-8; “Then when the Lamb opened the fourth seal I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come!” So I looked and here came a pale green horse! The name of the one who rode it was Death, and Hades followed right behind. They were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill its population with the sword, famine, and disease, and by the wild animals of the earth.”

(Rev 6:9-11 ““Now when the Lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been violently killed because of the Word of God and because of the testimony they had given. They cried out with a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Master, holy and true, before You judge those who live on the earth and avenge our blood?” (11) Each of them was given a long white robe and they were told to rest for a little longer, until the full number was reached of both their fellow servants and their brothers who were going to be killed just as they had been.””

(Rev 6:12-17 “Then I looked when the Lamb opened the sixth seal, and a huge earthquake took place; the sun became as black as sackcloth made of hair, and the full moon became blood red; and the stars in the sky fell to the earth like a fig tree dropping its unripe figs when shaken by a fierce wind. The sky was split apart like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place. (15) Then the kings of the earth, the very important people, the generals, the rich, the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One who is seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, because the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to withstand it?”

It seems, “Jesus’ Revelations to John” has brought him to the point of God’s judgment countdown, “the tribulation,” the time Jesus speaks of, “as recorded in Matthew 24:,” when, “except the days be shortened, there would be no flesh saved alive.” Matt 24:22) Jesus’ Revelations to John” include the reminder, that God has not forgotten His promises to Abraham.

Jesus’ Revelations to John, apostles and His church, chapter 2

January 24th, 2019

To: The Family of God, “His Church” Israelites Abroad, people being made atOne with Him (1/24/19, God 11th month, Sh’vat 18, until sunset. We don’t know a lot about God’s seven Asian churches, “Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.” We know Jesus’ apostle Paul taught in the city of Ephesus, wrote that church a letter. At Colossians 4:16, Paul is asking them to share his letter with the Laodicea church. Some speculate “these churches represent the Church of God down through this latter days. Laodicea being the end time church. There’s some logic in that assumption. Without revelations, I won’t go there. We teach “God’s Church recognizes His laws, oracles and seasons” as Judaism’s calendar sets forth. Jesus’ apostle Paul was given revelations.

Romans 3:1-4; “Therefore what advantage does the Jew have, or what is the value of circumcision? Actually, there are many advantages. First of all, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What then? If some did not believe, does their unbelief nullify the faithfulness of God? Absolutely not! Let God be proven true, and every human being shown up as a liar, just as it is written: “so that you will be justified in your words and will prevail when you are judged.”) “Quote from Psalms 51:4” Remember Jesus gave “understanding scripture” to His apostles

As Jesus points out through John, the Ephesus church lost enthusiasm, “their first love.” Ephesus and Pergamum churches were plagued by the Nicolatiains. Sects holding to paganism to some degree. (Nicolatiains: a sect (sometimes associated with (Nicolas, a Gentile convert to Judaism from Antioch.) one of the seven original deacons in the Jerusalem church. “Acts 6:5” Seemingly he taught Christians could engage in immoral behavior with impunity.) The temple of Diana, “Artimus” was at Ephesus and their worshipers gave Paul problems. See Acts 19:27)

(Rev 2:8-11; “To the angel of the church in Smyrna write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the One who is the first and the last, the one who was dead, but came to life: ‘I know the distress you are suffering and your poverty (but you are rich). I also know the slander against you by those who call themselves Jews “Christian” and really are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Do not be afraid of the things you are about to suffer. The devil is about to have some of you thrown into prison so you may be tested, “tempted-tried” and you will experience suffering for ten days. Remain faithful even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown that is life itself. The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will in no way be harmed by the second death.’”) This is the first of four times, “second death” is referred to in “Revelation of Jesus to John.” To this age, “many professing Christians are serving the synagogues of Satan.

Worldly religions, practice various forms of paganism, “Baal and other gods the Roman calendar week days are named for.” Sun worship is very much alive. (Our English dictionary defines worship as; “loving, respecting, greatly and perhaps unquestioningly.”) Christendom in general looks to the winter equinox season with unquestioning celebrations, much as the pagans were doing during the time Jesus gave Moses His calendar for His people. Jesus said; “follower’s of Satan are the many who say He’s is the Christ and deceive the many.” The many aren’t aware that a, “second death” awaits those who refuse to believe IN Jesus when He’s revealed; “particularly in and during His millennial reign.”

(Rev 2:12-17; “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: “this is the solemn pronouncement of the One who has the sharp double-edged sword: ‘I know where you live – where Satan’s throne is. Yet you continue to cling to My name and you have not denied your faith in Me, even in the days of Antipas, My faithful witness, who was killed in your city where Satan lives. But I have a few things against you: You have some people there who follow the teaching of Balaam, who instructed Balak to put a stumbling block before the people of Israel so they would eat food sacrificed to idols and commit sexual immorality. “See Num 22-24; 31:16.” (15) In the same way, there are also some among you who follow the teaching of the Nicolaitans. Therefore, repent! “turn” If not, I will come against you quickly and make war against those people with the sword of My mouth. The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, “overcomes” I will give him some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and on that stone will be written a new name that no one can understand except the one who receives it.’”)

Denominationalists don’t take Satan seriously, not aware that he’s in the business of putting stumbling blocks before those who would follow Jesus. Find Balaam’s cunning ways, led by Satan. (See Num, 22: - 31:.)

(Rev 2:18-29; “To the angel of the church in Thyatira write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the Son of God, the one who has eyes like a fiery flame and whose feet are like polished bronze: ‘I know your deeds: your love, faith, service, and steadfast endurance. In fact, your more recent deeds are greater than your earlier ones. But I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and by her teaching deceives My servants to commit sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols. I have given her time to repent, but she is not willing to repent of her sexual immorality. Look! I am throwing her onto a bed of violent illness, and those who commit adultery with her into terrible suffering, unless they repent of her deeds. Furthermore, I will strike her followers with a deadly disease, and then all the churches will know that I am the One who searches minds and hearts. I will repay each one of you what your deeds deserve. But to the rest of you in Thyatira, all who do not hold to this teaching (who have not learned the so-called “deep secrets of Satan”) to you I say: I do not put any additional burden on you. However, hold on to what you have until I come. And to the one who conquers, “overcomes” and who continues in My deeds until the end, I will give him authority over the nations – (27) he will rule them with an iron rod and like clay jars he will break them to pieces, just as I have received the right to rule from My Father – and I will give him the morning star. The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”) Jezebel’s characteristics were that of an adulterous person, physical and spiritually. Allowing herself to be Satan’s tool. The “deep secrets of Satan” have to do with his lie regarding immortality, deceptions about the grave, Hades and Shoel. God is allowing Satan temporary spiritual and physical powers, to do signs and wonders. He has temporary power over the nations as Jesus prophesied. “Revealing that His churches have varying characteristics, strengths and weaknesses. At a point of God’s choosing, every person will witness His return.

(1Cor 15:22-24;“For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ, the first fruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him. Then comes the, “millennial” end, when He, “Jesus” hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power.”) Jesus was the firstborn from among the dead, the ultimate ruler over the kings of the earth; He is the One who loves us, sets us free from our sins at the cost of His own blood and He has appointed us as a kingdom, as priests, serving His God and Father – to Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. (His church is in fact, a kingdom!)

Jesus reveals “He’s the same, “yesterday, today and forever” as when He gave commandments to Moses, when the frightened people ask that He not speak to them, “but have Moses do the speaking.”

John in the spirit on the Lord’s Day, doesn’t mean “on the first day of the week.” Put to the test, “those who say they’re followers of Jesus, but are not” don’t do the deeds Jesus commands. “He hates the deeds of those who hold to practices designed to honor imaginary gods.” “Followers of Jesus will rule the nations with Him.” People subjecting themselves to Balaam, Jezebel and manufactured gods doctrines are Satan’s tools, “putting stumbling blocks before those who would follow Jesus.” Obey and repent are key words.

(Rev 3:1-6; “To the angel of the church in Sardis write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the one who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars: “angels” ‘I know your deeds, that you have a reputation that you are alive, but in reality you are dead. Wake up then, and strengthen what remains that was about to die, because I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of My God. (3) Therefore, remember what you received and heard, obey it, and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will never know at what hour I will come against you. But you have a few individuals in Sardis who have not stained their clothes, and they will walk with Me dressed in white, because they are worthy. The one who conquers will be dressed like them in white clothing, and I will never erase his name from the book of life, but will declare his name before My Father and before His angels. The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”) Know, “God’s Word is true, though every person a liar.” (Review Romans 3:1-4) Popular folks the world looks to aren’t followers of Jesus.

(Rev 3:7-13; “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the Holy One, the True One, who holds the key of David, who opens doors no one can shut, and shuts doors no one can open: ‘I know your deeds. (Look! I have put in front of you an open door that no one can shut.) I know that you have little strength, but you have obeyed My word and have not denied My name. (9) Listen! I am going to make those people from the synagogue of Satan – who say they are JewsChristian” yet are not, but are lying – Look, I will make them come and bow down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. Because you have kept My admonition to endure steadfastly, I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is about to come on the whole world to test those who live on the earth. I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have so that no one can take away your crown. The one who conquers I will make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will never depart from it. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God (the new Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven from My God), and My new name as well. The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”) Terminology used to define His Philadelphia church, indicate it’s time is close to the tribulation period. (A time of upheaval when plagues and Satan’s time is about up.) Perhaps the internet is providing the open door for God’s Word to go worldwide. Philadelphia characterized people have promised protection; “Because you’ve kept My admonition to endure steadfastly, I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is about to come on the whole world to test those who live on the earth.” Indicating “Philadelphian church may be in this near age time period.

(Rev 3:14-22; “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the originator of God’s creation: (15) ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either cold or hot! So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of My mouth! Because you say, “I am rich and have acquired great wealth, and need nothing,” but do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked, take my advice and buy gold from Me refined by fire so you can become rich! Buy from Me white clothing so you can be clothed and your shameful nakedness will not be exposed, and buy eye salve to put on your eyes so you can see! All those I love, I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent! Listen! I am standing at the door and knocking! If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into his home and share a meal with him, and he with Me. I will grant the one who conquers permission to sit with Me on My throne, just as I too conquered and sat down with My Father on His throne. The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”) Jesus’ Laodicea church seems to assumed much, “thinking themselves rich” indicates a yielding to worldly practices. Jesus suggest they get back to The Word, “buy from Me that your nakedness not be exposed.”

Review these churches’ characteristics, strengths and weaknesses and how Jesus reveals Himself: “the Son of God“ “originator of God’s creation” One who searches minds and hearts” “one who was dead but now alive” “One who was, is and is to come.” He’s much more. (“Blessed are the one’s who reads the words of this prophecy aloud and blessed are those who hear “understand” and obey the things written in it, because the time is near.”)

Jesus’ Revelations to John, myself and others.

January 23rd, 2019

To: The Family of God, “His Church” Israelites Abroad, people being made atOne with Him (1/22/19, God 11th month, Sh’vat 16, until sunset.

We should have learned from our last study that the “Son of Man had to be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day rise again.” (See Luke 24:6) Our main purpose in reviewing “The Revelations of Jesus to John” is that this particular New Covenant book is in large part a, “blessing to its readers and Jesus recommends we read out loud.”

(Revelations 1:1-3; “The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God, “the Father” gave Him to show His servants what must happen very soon. He made it clear by sending His angel to His servant John, who then testified to everything that he saw concerning the Word of God and the testimony about Jesus Christ. (3) Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy aloud, and blessed are those who hear, “understand” and obey the things written in it, because the time is near!”) Time was and is near from Jesus’ point of view.

We’re mindful too, “many readers may live in areas where the holy scriptures aren’t available.” May we be blessed in our efforts to expound and publish. There’s no intent to set dates or put other studies parallel with the holy scriptures. We’re mindful of some translation difficulties. Jesus’ revelations to John are from Himself, God the Father and delivered by His angel. Revelations to John is a spiritual book, for a chosen spiritual people and planned from the foundation of the world. (Jesus’ prophetic revelations and instructions to John may have been given over time, in season and aren’t necessarily laid out in sequent order.) Some chapters are inserts.

Going forward, we need to understand the meaning of the word, “Israel” as meaning, “God fights” the word “Jew” implies “Christian.” Followers of Jesus are “spiritual Israelites.”

Seemingly pronounced plagues, are for set aside periods, tied to and with the “abomination of desolation spoken by Daniel.” Demonstrating His awesome power, Jesus reveals an unrepentant populous living the way of Balaam and practicing ways designed to honor imaginary gods.” Only God’s Elect will not be deceived by Satan’s signs, wonders and deceptive teaching by his followers. (See Matt 24:24; “For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the Elect.”) Speaking of Satan and his follows, Paul writes, (2Corinthians 11:14-15; “And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions.”) Followers of Jesus shouldn’t find it strange that only God’s Elect will not be succumbing to Satan, his followers’ deceptions until Jesus returns. Yielding to various divided denominational teaching and to the pagan Roman calendar.

(Rev 1:4-6; “From John, to the seven churches that are in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from “He who is,” and who was, and who is still to come, and from the seven spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ – the faithful witness, the firstborn from among the dead, the ruler over the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and has set us free from our sins at the cost of His own blood and has appointed us as a kingdom, as priests serving His God and Father – to Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever! Amen.”)

Note the revelations of Jesus to John are “to the seven churches in the providence of Asia,” from God the Father and “the One who was with His Father from the beginning of this world, the One still to come and the seven spirits that are before His throne!” These seven churches in the province of Asia that Paul started were gentile and Israelite mixed.

(Rev 1:7; “Look! He is returning with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him, and all the tribes on the earth will mourn because of Him. This will certainly come to pass! Amen.) Remember Paul’s resurrection chapter? (1Cor 15:, teaches a resurrection order, “each in his own order.” Even those who pierced Jesus will be resurrected and see Him.

(Rev 1:8; “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God – the One who is, and who was, and who is still to come – the All-Powerful!”) Jesus also gave revelations to His prophets, regarding His second coming and rule on earth. (For starters, see Isaiah 2:,11:, 41:, 58: through 65:, Psalms 110:, Zachariah 14: and Revelations 20:. Jude even tells of Enoch’ prophecy.

(Rev 1:9-11; “ I, John, your brother and the one who shares with you in the persecution, kingdom, and endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the Word of God and the testimony about Jesus. I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, “day belonging to the Lord” when I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet saying: “Write in a book what you see and send it to the seven churches – to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.”) John was banned to the island of Patmos, seemingly, after the other apostles had been killed. John may have been the one formulating the other apostles writings, and Luke’s “Acts of the Apostles.” Jesus’ followers found His tomb empty on the first day of the week, which apparently causes some translators to make reference to the first day as being the, “Lord’s day.” That couldn’t make the first day more holy than the seventh, nor does the first day replace the seventh day Sabbath.

(Rev 1:12-20; “I, “John” turned to see whose voice was speaking to me, and when I did so, I saw seven golden lamp stands, and in the midst of the lamp stands was one like a son of man. He was dressed in a robe extending down to His feet and He wore a wide golden belt around His chest. His head and hair were as white as wool, even as white as snow, and His eyes were like a fiery flame. His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and His voice was like the roar of many waters. He held seven stars in His right hand, and a sharp double-edged sword extended out of His mouth. His face shone like the sun shining at full strength. When I saw Him I fell down at His feet as though I were dead, but He placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid! I am the first and the last, and the one who lives! I was dead, but look, now I am alive – forever and ever – and I hold the keys of death and of Hades! (19) Therefore write what you saw, what is, and what will be after these things. The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in My right hand and the seven golden lamp stands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches and the seven lamp stands are the seven churches.”)

Jesus holds the key to death and the grave, “Hades.” Hades is a proper noun, meaning, “place of the dead” Jesus holds the key to Hades. ‘Hades’, is the nether world or “grave a place where the dead sleep. Knowing that Jesus holds the key to Hades, Peter, speaking of the imputation of God’s spirit was able to say. (Acts 2:16-21; “But this is what was spoken about through the prophet Joel: ‘And in the last days it will be, God says,that I will pour out My Spirit on all people, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. Even on My servants, both men and women, I will pour out My Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. And I will perform wonders in the sky above and miraculous signs on the earth below, blood and fire and clouds of smoke. (20) The sun will be changed to darkness and the moon to blood before the great and glorious day of the Lord comes. And then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ ”A quotation from Joel 2:28-32.” Then Peter quotes David.

(Acts 2:25-28 “For David says about Him, “Jesus”I saw the Lord always in front of me, for He is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue rejoiced; my body also will live in hope, because you will not leave my soul, my life, my beingin Hades, nor permit your Holy One, “Jesus” to experience decay. You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of joy with your presence.’”) A quote from Ps 16:8-11.

(Acts 2:31-35; “David by foreseeing this spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that He was neither abandoned to Hades, nor did His body experience decay. This Jesus God raised up, and we are all witnesses of it. So then, exalted to the right hand of God, “The Father” and having received the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father, He has poured out what you both see and hear. (34) For David did not ascend into heaven, but he himself says, ‘The Lord, “God the Father” said to my lord, “Jesus”Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”’)

Solomon understood and penned; (Eccl 9:10; “Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might, because there is neither work nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom in the grave, “sheol” the place where you will eventually go.” Often “Hades” is the equivalent of the Hebrew term sheol, the place of the dead. Isaiah told us what, “grave” “Hades” and “sheol” is like. (Isaiah 14:11; “Your splendor has been brought down to Sheol, as well as the sound of your stringed instruments. You lie on a bed of maggots, with a blanket of worms over you.”)

(Isaiah 28:14-16;; “Therefore, listen to the Lord’s Word, you who mock, you rulers of these people who reside in Jerusalem! For you say, “We have made a treaty with death, with Sheol we have made an agreement. When the overwhelming judgment sweeps by it will not reach us. For we have made a lie our refuge, we have hidden ourselves in a deceitful word.” Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Master, the Lord, says: “Look, I am laying a Stone in Zion, an approved Stone, set in place as a precious cornerstone for the foundation. “that Stone is Jesus.” The one who maintains His faith will not panic.”) People led to believe IN Jesus, don’t panic. Old Testament, “Hades” “Sheol” & “grave” is the place where the dead reside. See also, (Matt 11:23; Luke 16:23; Rev 20:13-14). Regardless of how people define the grave, Jesus holds the key! He can bring each to life. Now Jesus’ messages for the seven churches in Asia, “to whom He’s the Chief Corner Stone.” To Congregations whose foundation is Jesus, His apostles and prophets.

(Rev 2:1-7; ““To the angel of the church in Ephesus, write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the One who has a firm grasp on the seven Stars “Angels” in His right hand – the one who walks among the seven golden lamp stands: “Churches.” ‘I know your works as well as your labor and steadfast endurance, and that you cannot tolerate evil. You have even put to the test those who refer to themselves as apostles (but are not), and have discovered that they are false. I am also aware that you have persisted steadfastly, endured much for the sake of My name, and have not grown weary. But I have this against you: You have departed from your first love! (5) Therefore, remember from what high state you have fallen and repent! Do the deeds you did at the first; if not, I will come to you and remove your lamp stand “church” from its place – that is, if you do not repent. But you do have this going for you: You hate what the Nicolaitans practice – practices I also hate. The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, I will permit him to eat from the tree of life that is in the paradise of God.’”) Jesus has a firm grip on “These Churches of God and these seven angels.

 

Believers that Jesus lived opposed to BelieversIN Jesus’ message.

January 22nd, 2019

Consider the difference in people who believe IN to those who believe Jesus lived. Believers IN try to learn what’s pleasing to God. Believers that Jesus lived try to make Him fit their divided fleshly rationale.

  1. Believers IN Jesus; are spiritually led to be atOne with Him, grow and develop righteous attributes: “they’re love, joy, peace, gentleness, kindness, faithfulness, self control, patience, goodness and gentleness. Against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
  • Believers THAT Jesus lived; aren’t spiritually led, they’re a divided mixture, calling their culture Christendom, whose attributes amount to confusion: “sexual immoral, impurity, sorcery, strife, depravity, idolatry, hostilities, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish rivalries, factions, murder. dissensions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and similar things.” Those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God! (See Galatians 5:18-26) Jesus also inspired Paul to write at Ephesians 5:6-21.

  • Let nobody deceive you with empty words, for because of these things God’s wrath comes on the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them, for you ’unbelievers’ were at one time darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light – for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth – trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. (11) Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For the things they do in secret are shameful even to mention. But all things being exposed by the light are made evident. (14) For everything made evident is light, and for this reason it says: “Awake, O sleeper! Rise from the dead and Christ will shine on you! (See Isaiah 26:19, 51:17, 52:1, and 60:1.) Therefore be very careful how you live – not as unwise but as wise, taking advantage of every opportunity, because the days are evil. For this reason do not be foolish, but be wise by understanding what the Lord’s will is. (18) And do not get drunk with wine, which is debauchery, but be filled by the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music in your hearts to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for each other in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.”)

The Gospel according to Luke, chapter 35 of 35

January 21st, 2019

To: The Family of God, “His Church” Israelites Abroad, people being made atOne with Him (1/21/19, God 11th month, Sh’vat 14, until sunset.

It was preplanned, our Creator “Son of God” would become a fleshly human, learn from things suffered, overcome temptations and die as the Lamb of God, “God The Father’s Christ.” As Testator of the old covenant, His death brought about the new. (Heb 9:11-14; teaches “Christ came as the high priest of good things to come.” A more perfect tent made without hands of this creation. He entered the most holy and secured with His own blood “eternal redemption for us.” Through the spirit He offered Himself, without blemish to God the Father. Believing IN Him purifies our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

Heb 9:15 And so He is the Mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance He has promised, since He died to set them free from the violations committed under the first covenant. For where there is a will, the death of the one who made it must be proven. (17) For a will takes effect only at death, since it carries no force while the one who made it is alive. So even the first covenant was inaugurated with blood. For when Moses had spoken every command to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats with water and scarlet wool and hyssop and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, (20) and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that God has commanded you to keep.” And both the tabernacle and all the utensils of worship he likewise sprinkled with blood. Indeed according to the law almost everything was purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. (23) 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. 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, (28) so also, after Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, to those who eagerly await Him He will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation.”) Consider, “the Son of God, Re-Creator, Creator, Deliverer, Mediator and coming king of kings, shedding His own blood so our sins could be remitted and we could inherit eternal life.

Luke 23:44-49; “It was now about noon, ’still the 14thand darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, because the sun’s light failed. The temple curtain was torn in two. (The curtain separating the holy of holiest.) (46) Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit My spirit!” And after He said this He breathed His last.” … Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he praised God and said, “Certainly this man was innocent!” And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts. And all those who knew Jesus stood at a distance, and the women who had followed Him from Galilee saw these things.”)

Jesus’ Burial, Luke 23:50-56; “Now there was a man named Joseph who was a member of the council, a good and righteous man. (He had not consented to their plan and action.) He was from the Judean town of Arimathea, and was looking forward to the kingdom of God. (52) He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then he took it down, wrapped it in a linen cloth, and placed it in a tomb cut out of the rock, where no one had yet been buried. (54) It was the day of preparation and the Sabbath was beginning. (The 14th of Nisan, God’s first annual Sabbath was about to begin. Day before weekly and annual Sabbaths are preparation days.) The women who had accompanied Jesus from Galilee followed, and they saw the tomb and how His body was laid in it. (56) Then they returned and prepared aromatic spices and perfumes. As commanded, ‘on the 15th day of Nisan’ Sabbath they rested.”) (So called, good Friday, Easter Sunday timing and practices is from sun worship, god of fertility and other paganism. The 16th day of Nisan may have fell on the first day of week that year: if so it would have been two days after burial.)

(Luke 24:1-12; “Now on the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women went to the tomb, taking the aromatic spices they had prepared. They found that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. (4) While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stood beside them in dazzling attire. The women were terribly frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? (6) He is not here, but has been raised! Remember how He told you, while He was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.” (8) Then the women remembered His words, and when they returned from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles. (11) But these words seemed like pure nonsense to them, and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb. He bent down and saw only the strips of linen cloth; then He went home, wondering what had happened.”) A belief IN and understanding of the scriptures had not yet been gifted to the apostles, Jesus would soon make that gift a reality.

Jesus Walks the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-29; “Now that very day two of them were on their way to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking to each other about all the things that had happened. (15) While they were talking and debating these things, Jesus Himself approached and began to accompany them (but their eyes were kept from recognizing Him). (17) Then He said to them, “What are these matters you are discussing so intently as you walk along?” And they stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who doesn’t know the things that have happened there in these days?” (19) He said to them, “What things?” “The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene,” they replied, “a man who, with His powerful deeds and words, proved to be a prophet before God and all the people; and how our chief priests and rulers handed Him over to be condemned to death, and crucified Him. (21) But we had hoped that He was the one who was going to redeem Israel. Not only this, but it is now the third day since these things happened. Furthermore, some women of our group amazed us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find His body, they came back and said they had seen a vision of angels, who said He was alive. (24) Then some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Him.” (25) So He said to them, “You foolish people – how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Wasn’t it necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and enter into His glory?” (27) Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, He interpreted to them the things written about Himself in all the scriptures. (28) So they approached the village where they were going. He acted as though He wanted to go farther, but they urged him, “Stay with us, because it is getting toward evening and the day is almost done.” So He went in to stay with them.”)

(Luke 24:30-35; “When He had taken His place at the table with them, He took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. (31) At this point their eyes were opened and they recognized Him. Then He vanished out of their sight. They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us while He was speaking with us on the road, while He was explaining the scriptures to us?” (33) So they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem. They found the eleven and those with them gathered together and saying, “The Lord has really risen, and has appeared to Simon!” (35) Then they told what had happened on the road, and how they recognized him when He broke the bread.

Jesus Makes a Final Appearance (Luke 24:36-43; “While they were saying these things, Jesus Himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” But they were startled and terrified, thinking they saw a ghost. Then He said to them, “Why are you frightened and why do doubt arise in your hearts? (39) Look at My hands and My feet; it’s Me. Touch Me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones like you see I have.” (40) When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. And while they still could not believe it (because of their joy) and were amazed, He said to them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” So they gave Him a piece of broiled fish, (43) and He took it and ate it in front of them.”)

Jesus’ Final Commission (Luke 24:44-49; “Then He said to them, “These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about Me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.” (45) Then He opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures and said to them, “Thus it stands written that the Christ would suffer and would rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. (49) And look, I am sending you what my Father promised. But stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”) (Some 50 days later at Pentecost, Jesus’ apostles were expecting Jesus’ promise.)

Jesus’ Departure (Luke 24:50-53; Then Jesus led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up His hands, He blessed them. Now during the blessing He departed and was taken up into heaven. So they worshiped Him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple courts blessing God.”)

Luke gives us more in his “Acts of the Apostles” he writes Theophilus as he does in his gospel account. Remember Luke isn’t an apostle, but one who accompanied, particularly Peter and Paul. (As a reporter Luke tells all about Jesus’ doing and teaching, until the day He was taken up to heaven after giving orders by the Holy Spirit to His apostles. (Acts 1:3-5; To the same apostles also, after His suffering, He presented Himself alive with many convincing proofs. He was seen by them over a forty-day period and spoke about matters concerning the kingdom of God. He had declared, “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait there for what My Father promised, which you heard about from Me. (5) For John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”) They ask Jesus if He was restoring the kingdom of Israel. He said, “you aren’t permitted to know the timing the Father has set by His authority.

Acts 1:8-11; “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest parts of the earth.” After He had said this, while they were watching, He was lifted up and a cloud hid Him from their sight. As they were still staring into the sky while He was going, suddenly two men in white clothing stood near them and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand here looking up into the sky? This same Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will come back in the same way you saw Him go into heaven.”) Israelites have been expecting The Lord God, “Jesus” to return with power since Enoch, “the seventh from Adam” wrote. We don’t have his writing but our Lord’s brother Jude did. (Jude writes about Jesus saving Israel from Egypt, how He destroyed unbelievers and angels that didn’t keep within their proper domain, now kept in eternal chains and about Sodom and Gomorrah. Jude calls these dreamers defiling the flesh and rejecting authority. Speaks of Michael the archangel arguing with the devil over Moses’ body etc.” (Cain was the first to do as seems right to himself, and his is the path of all unbelievers since. People who are twice dead) (Jude 1:11-13; teaches like Cain, those in Korah’s rebellion, Balaam followers etc, feed only themselves. They’re twice dead” Study the whole.

(Jude 1:14-19; “Now Enoch, the seventh in descent beginning with Adam, even prophesied of them, saying, The Lord is coming with thousands and thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment, to convict every person of all their ungodly deeds, harsh words sinners have spoken against Him.” These are grumblers, fault-finders, going wherever their desires lead them, giving bombastic speeches for their own gain.” (17) But you– recall the predictions of the apostles saying to you, “In the end time there will be scoffers, propelled by their own ungodly desires, divisive, worldly, devoid of the Spirit.”) As always study the whole. May God bless each reader.

The Gospel according to Luke, chapter 34

January 20th, 2019

To: The Family of God, “His Church” Israelites Abroad, people being made atOne with Him (1/19/19, God 11th month, Sh’vat 13, until sunset.

 

    The night of that Passover was exhausting for Jesus, His apostles and His persecutors. (Luke 23:1-12; “Then the whole group of them rose up and brought Jesus before Pilate. They began to accuse Him, saying, “We found this man subverting our nation, forbidding us to pay the tribute tax to Caesar and claiming that He Himself is Christ, a king.” (3) So Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” He replied, “You say so.” Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, “I find no basis for an accusation against this man.” But they persisted in saying, “He incites the people by teaching throughout all Judea. It started in Galilee and ended up here!” (6) “Now when Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. When he learned that He was from Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent Him over to Herod, who also happened to be in Jerusalem at that time. When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see Him, because he had heard about Jesus and was hoping to see Him perform some miraculous sign. So Herod questioned Him at considerable length; Jesus gave him no answer. The chief priests and the experts in the law were there, vehemently accusing Him. Even Herod with his soldiers treated Jesus with contempt and mocked Him. Then, dressing Him in elegant clothes, Herod sent him back to Pilate.

That very day Herod and Pilate became friends with each other, for prior

 to this they had been enemies.”) (It was still the 14th day of God’s first

 month “Nisan.” Herod and Pilate became friends.

Characteristically: “having things in common binds people.”

    (Luke 23:13-25; “Then Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people, and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was misleading the people. When I examined Him before you, I did not find this man guilty of anything you accused Him of doing. Neither did Herod, for he sent Him back to us. Look, He has done nothing deserving death. I will therefore have Him flogged and release Him. But they all shouted out together, “Take this man away! Release Barabbas for us!” (This was a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city, and for murder.)

    (20-25; Pilate addressed them once again because he wanted to release Jesus. But they kept on shouting, “Crucify, crucify Him!” A third time Pilate said to them, “Why? What wrong has He done? I have found Him guilty of no crime deserving death. I will therefore flog Him and release Him.” But they were insistent, demanding with loud shouts that He be crucified. And their shouts prevailed. So Pilate decided that their demand should be granted. (25) He released the man they asked for, who had been thrown in prison for insurrection and murder. But he handed Jesus over to their will.”) For many years afterward, gentile Romans particularly, used politics and unscrupulous leaders to blame and persecute Jews for Jesus’ death. Even before world war 2, Catholics in Germany were silent partners to Hitler’s persecution of Jews. In part because the Jews could not be converted to Catholicism’s pagan practices.

Actually YOU AND I are guilty of killing Jesus with our lawlessness. By living according to what seemed right to our intellect. It was preplanned that the Son of God die for the remission of the world’s sins! No one took Jesus’ life, He gave it! The Son of God died so Believers IN Him could have their sins remitted and inherit eternal life! Temple authorities, Sadducees and Pharisees wanted Jesus killed. This also fulfilled Jesus parable about the land owner who finally sent his son to redeem his portion of the land’s production. (See Matt 21:33-46)

    (Luke 23:26-31; “As they led Jesus away, they seized Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country. They placed the cross on his back and made him carry it behind Jesus. A great number of the people followed Jesus, among them women who were mourning and wailing for Him. (28) But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For this is certain: The days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore children, and the breasts that never nursed!’ Then they will begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us! and to the hills, Cover us!’ For if such things are done when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?”) Jesus could have explained; “If these unbelieving people persecute to this degree, think how severe they will persecute Believers IN at the end of this age, when Satan knows his time is about up.” Jesus was thinking about the future times He described in Matthew 24: “the days just prior to His return, when Satan, “knowing his end is near” will become more ruthless and go after followers of Jesus.” Jesus said; “except those days be shortened, no flesh would be saved alive, but for the Elect sake, those days will be shortened.” (My words, see Matthew 24;22)

    (Luke 23:32-38; Two other criminals were also led away to be executed with Jesus. So when they came to the place that is called “The Skull,” they crucified Jesus there, along with the criminals, one on Jesus’ right and one on His left. But Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” Then they threw dice to divide His clothes. The people also stood there watching, but the rulers ridiculed Jesus, saying, “He saved others. Let Him save Himself if He is the Christ of God, His chosen One!” The soldiers also mocked Jesus, coming up and offering Him sour wine, and saying, “If You are the king of the Jews, save Yourself!” There was also an inscription over Him, “This is the king of the Jews.”) What love, to have the attitude, “forgive them.” I think of a deacon named Stephen, who was stoned to death while the apostle Paul held the coats of the murderers. Stephen died saying, “Father forgive them, for they don’t know hat they’re doing.” (study Acts 7

    (Luke 23:39-43; “One of the criminals who was hanging there railed at Jesus, saying, “Aren’t you the Christ? Save Yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Don’t you fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we rightly so, for we are getting what we deserve for what we did, but this man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come in Your kingdom.” And Jesus said to him, “I tell you the truth today, you’ll be with Me in paradise.”) I moved the comma as it should be. Translators inserting punctuations according to what seems right to their belief. Believing people are born to live forever someplace is demonic doctrine. All worldly religions adapted some form of this demonic deception. (Study Gen. 3:) Jesus and His apostles taught “immortality is gifted through Believing IN Jesus.” Satan and his followers are calling God a liar when they teach “people are born to live forever someplace.” (Study - see 2Corinthians 11:11-15 & lets review.

    After Satan questioned Eve about what God said about not eating certain fruit, Eve responded, (“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.’” Satan replied, “Surely you will not die, for God knows when you eat from it your eyes will open and you will be like divine beings who know good and evil.” Genesis 3:3-5) Worldly religions teach, “as fleshly divine beings, we know the good go up and the bad go down.” The fact is; we humans don’t naturally know from within our fleshly nature, “what’s right, wrong, good and evil.” Such is our Creator’s prerogative.

     Our Lord’s brother, “James” penned; (James 1:14-15; “But each one 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.”) The devil was able to appeal to Adam & Eve’s fleshly instinctive desires! Jesus revealed His truth through His apostle Paul.

    (Romans 5:12-17; “So then, just as sin entered the world through one man “Adam” and death through sin, and so death spread to all people because all sinned – for before the law was given, sin was in the world, but there is no accounting for sin when there is no law. (God’s law is “don’t disobey.”) Yet death reigned from Adam until Moses even over those who did not sin in the same way that Adam (who is a type of the coming One) transgressed. But the gracious gift is not like the transgression. For if the many died through the transgression of the one man, “Adam” how much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the One man Jesus Christ multiply to the many! And the gift is not like the one who sinned. For judgment, resulting from the one transgression, “eating the forbidden” led to condemnation, but the gracious gift from the many failures led to justification. For if, by the transgression of the one man, death reigned through the one, how much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ!) Then Jesus’ apostle John was inspired to write Jesus’ words.

    John 15:5-6; “I am the vine; you ‘Believers’ are the branches. The one who remains in Me – and I in him – bears much fruit, because apart from Me you ‘Believers’ can accomplish nothing. If anyone does not remain in Me, he is thrown out like a branch, and dries up; and such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and are burned up.”) As Jesus stated “I can do nothing of His own initiative.” Neither can we believers IN Him, be of and spiritual consequence except through Him.

    John 5:19-30; So Jesus answered them, “I tell you the solemn truth, the Son can do nothing on His own initiative, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise. For the Father loves the Son and shows Him everything He does, and will show Him greater deeds than these, so that you will be amazed. (21) For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whomever he wishes. Furthermore, the Father does not judge anyone, but has assigned all judgment to the Son, so that all people will honor the Son just as they honor the Father. The one who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him. (24) “I tell you the solemn truth, the one who hears My message and believes the One who sent Me has eternal life and will not be condemned, but has crossed over from death to life. I tell you the solemn truth, a time is coming – and is now here – when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. (26) For just as the Father has life in Himself, thus He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and He has granted the Son authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man. (28) “Do not be amazed at this, because a time is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear His voice and will come out – the ones who have done what is good to the resurrection resulting in life, and the ones who have done what is evil to the resurrection resulting in condemnation. I can do nothing on My own initiative. Just as I hear, I judge, and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of the One who sent Me.”) We followers of Jesus have the same reverence toward Him, as He the Father, because we’re asOne as they’re asOne. As branches we’re nourished by the same vine.