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Jesus purposely spoke in parables so unbelievers wouldn’t understand. See Matthew 13:10, where Jesus quoted from His revelation to Isaiah many years before. The Lord God Jesus was Noah’s Lord. Noah was the only one considered righteous when God decided to make a new beginning. As before the Noah day flood, when the Lord God Jesus returns there’ll be only a few righteous people respecting God’s view. Only a few people will be begotten, born from above, recipients’ of His Holy Spirit of truth. These, will become spirits instantly. The annual Sabbath, Trumpets, foreshadows the event. (1Thess 4:16-18; For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be suddenly caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.)
Jesus was speaking to His apostles and called out people to whom He was Lord when Matthew recorded and today.….(Matt 24:42 Therefore stay alert, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have been alert and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.)
Jesus is going to spiritually and physically set up His kingdom on earth. People, born again recipients’ of His spirit, will return with Him and those alive, ‘clothed with Jesus’ will meet Him in the air. Jesus prophesied this through His apostle Paul. Jesus’ words aren’t intended for the various religions that yield to imaginations of the flesh-unbelievers.
(1Thessalonians 4:13-15; Now we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those, followers of Jesus, who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, so also we believe that God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep as Christians. For we tell you this by the Word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will surely not go ahead of those who have fallen asleep.)
Noah was a preacher of righteousness, telling people of their coming destruction, unless they turn and practice living righteously according to God’s Way. But the people had made gods of their own imaginations, to trust, serve and even die for…. At some point God gave these over to delusions, as to unbelieving people in this age. Through Paul, Jesus foretells of the arrival of a demon powered person, and why people will believe in his lies.
(2Thessalonians 2:9-12; The arrival of the lawless one will be by Satan’s working with all kinds of miracles and signs and false wonders, and with every kind of evil deception directed against those who are perishing, because they found no place in their hearts for the truth so as to be saved. Consequently God sends on them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false. And so all of them who have not believed the truth, but have delighted in evil, will be condemned.)
To inherit God’s Kingdom we must believe the truth and practice God’s singular Way. People to whom truth is revealed need to be careful about allegiances. We cannot be loyal to worldly people who are perishing and to God at the same time. Let’s not be embarrassed by His truth. Remember, recipients of God’s spirits are His temples. Jesus did inspire His apostle Paul to write, ‘prophecies may fail but My Word will never fail.’ See 1Cor 13:8. It’s possible that God may shorten time to the degree that some end time prophesied plagues not happen for the sake of His Elect….. Superstitions like religions come from demonic evolving narratives, figments of imagination and disbelief in the word of God. Idolatries of all sorts evolve from mankind’s desire to be his own little god and deny God’s absolute truths. Individuals should consider and search for the origin of belief systems, but consider, does truth matter to those who aren’t called? Can fleshly minded people believe in the God of creation? Does our Creator have the prerogative to give people delusional minds? Does what’s believed in matter and do demonic beliefs enslave, and does truth set people free? Satan wants people enslaved to the belief that we’re merely products of evolution and the particular cultures we grew up with.
Consider how naïve people are effected by entertainment, advertisement and education. What shapes people toward conservatism and others toward governmental dependency? We need to acknowledge, politicians, educators and advertisers shape naive people’s thinking?” Bottom line is, people are either led by this world’s demonic system of things or by God’s gifted spirit of a sound mind. People can’t serve two masters!
ICorinthians 13: is rightly called the Love chapter. It’s Jesus’ revelation to Paul and I believe it’s revealed to me ‘Jesus is revealing a love superior to human fleshly or animalistic love.’ So I take liberty to insert ‘Godly before love.’
(1Corinthisns 13:1-13; If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but I do not have Godly love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And, if I have prophecy, know all mysteries, all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have Godly love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I give over my body in order to boast, but do not have Godly love, I receive no benefit.
Godly love is patient, Godly love is kind, it is not envious. Godly Love does not brag, it is not puffed up. It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful. It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Godly Love never ends. But if there are prophecies, they will be set aside; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be set aside. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part, but when what is perfect comes, the partial will be set aside. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. But when I became an adult, I set aside childish ways. For now we see in a mirror indirectly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and Godly love. But the greatest of these is Godly love.)
God is Love, God is Spirit and He’s the personification of both. I believe when people are supernaturally born from above they’re endowed with both attributes.
So consider, is human fleshly love for one another temporary and instinctive similar to animal’s love for their young? What sort of love is Jesus’ apostle Paul speaking of at Corinthians 13? Do people naturally inherit Godly love for one another at birth or is Godly love gifted as is God’s spirit? Is people’s natural fleshly love,- outgoing concern for one another, or basically for, me, mine and ours? Can people naturally love others of differing cultures, backgrounds and beliefs as they do like minded folks? Do people naturally love their enemies? Even fleshly speaking we know the answer.
Godly love as Jesus portrayed it reaches out with compassion for this world’s people and its condition. Godly love, like His spirit of truth is gifted through His Holy Spirit and not obtainable to unconverted fleshly minded folks. Godly love gives insight to understand this world’s direction and the cause. Godly love despises the demonic divisions and has compassion for people’s hurt because of it.
Fleshly instinctive love is love of me, mine and ours, its inherited from Adam. Human love differs from animalistic love, only from the perspective that we’re made in the image of God. It’s from that individual inherited gifted nature that God knows each one. (1Cor 13:12; For, now we see in a mirror indirectly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known.) God knows each person better than we know ourselves! God knows our spiritual DNA if you please.
Godly gifted love is inherited through, gifted belief IN Jesus as He’s manifest to be in the Holy Scriptures. The gift of the Holy Spirit is, the spirit of a sound mind. Allow Paul’s definition of Godly love…….(2Cor 5:11-21; Therefore, because we know the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade people, but we are well known to God, and I hope we are well known to your consciences too. We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to be proud of us, so that you may be able to answer those who take pride in outward appearance and not in what is in the heart. For if we are out of our minds, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ controls us, since we have concluded this, that Christ died for all; therefore all have died. And He died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised….. So then from now on we acknowledge no one from an outward human point of view. Even though we have known Christ from such a human point of view, now we do not know him in that way any longer…… So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away — look, what is new has come! And all these things are from God who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and who has given us the ministry of reconciliation. In other words, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting people’s trespasses against them, He has given us the message of reconciliation.
Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His plea through us. We plead with you on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God!” God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we would become the righteousness of God.)…. People before the apostolic age were not privileged to know these things…… (Ephesians 3:1-13; For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles – if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, that by revelation the divine secret was made known to me, as I wrote before briefly. When reading this, you will be able to understand my insight into this secret of Christ. Now this secret was not disclosed to people in former generations as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit, namely, that through the gospel the Gentiles are fellow heirs, fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus. I became a servant of this gospel according to the gift of God’s grace that was given to me by the exercise of His power. To me – less than the least of all the Saints – this grace was given, to proclaim to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ and to enlighten everyone about God’s secret plan – a secret that has been hidden for ages in God who has created all things.
The purpose of this enlightenment is that through the church the multifaceted wisdom of God should now be disclosed to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly realms. This was according to the eternal purpose that He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and confident access to God because of Christ’s faithfulness. For this reason I ask you not to lose heart because of what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.)
It was preplanned, now revealed in the heavenly realms, according to God’s eternal purpose that we Believers IN Him have this understanding today.