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Eternal life, chapter 1

October 18th, 2020

To: In residence Churches of God. God’s 7th month, Tishrii 30, 5,781. 10/18/29…….  It’s in our nature to take blessings for granted. Five years plus a couple weeks ago, I had a major 13 hour surgery, was in intensive care about two weeks and on dialysis about eight months, since then counting blessing and being thankful has been almost an hourly thing. Such ordeals’ gives pause about life. I went to surgery mentally and spiritually holding to my God gifted belief that my sprit had been fathered by God’s Holy Spirit making me His literal child. Spiritually and mentally I was in prayer before the Living God at heavenly Jerusalem. 

  (Hebrews 12:22-24; But you have come to Mount Zion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to myriads of angels, to the assembly and congregation of the firstborn, who are enrolled in heaven, to God the judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous who have been made perfect, to Jesus, the Mediator of a New Covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks of something better than Abel’s does.) …….    Assembly and congregation of the firstborn ‘Jesus,’ is His church, those whose names are written in the Lamb book of life. Jesus has been speaking from this spiritual Mt, Zion through His apostles since His ascension.

    (Heb 12:25-29; Take care not to refuse the One who is speaking! For if they did not escape when they refused the One who warned them on earth, how much less shall we, if we reject the One who warns from heaven? Then His voice shook the earth, but now He has promised, “I will once more shake not only the earth but heaven too.” Now this phrase “once more” indicates the removal of what is shaken, that is, of created things, so that what is unshaken may remain. So since we are receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us give thanks, and through this let us offer worship pleasing to God in devotion and awe. For our God is indeed a devouring fire.) ……….These verses are after the writer reminds today’s worshipers of the Israelites fear when before physical Mt. Zion, when Jesus came down with power.

    (Heb 12:18-21; For, you have not come to something that can be touched, to a burning fire and darkness and gloom and a whirlwind and the blast of a trumpet and a voice uttering words such that those who heard begged to hear no more. For, they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned.” In fact, the scene was so terrifying that Moses said, “I shudder with fear.”) See Exodus 19:12-13, Deut 9:19 and Gen 5:10.

     Physical Israelites made an ‘obedient covenant with the Lord, promising to trust Him, honor His law, oracles and attributes for their good. He tells us through Paul that the Israelites didn’t understand by faith as did Abraham. Paul shares with follower of Jesus, ‘spiritual Israelites’ about our New Covenant’s being gifted to believe in Jesus’ shed blood and promise of eternal life, and our need to be mindful of deceptions.   

     (Gal 3:1-10; You foolish Galatians! Who has cast a spell on you? Before your eyes Jesus Christ was vividly portrayed as crucified! The only thing I want to learn from you is this: Did you receive the Spirit by doing the works of the law or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? Although you began with the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by human effort? Have you suffered so many things for nothing? — if indeed it was for nothing. Does God then give you the Spirit and work miracles among you by your doing the works of the law or by your believing what you heard? Just as Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness, so then understand that those who believe are the sons of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, proclaimed the gospel to Abraham ahead of time, saying, “All the nations will be blessed in you.” So then those who believe are blessed along with Abraham the believer. All nations being ultimately blessed in Abraham is the gospel.

   For all who rely on doing the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not keep doing everything written in the book of the law.)

    (Gal 3:11-14; Now it is clear no one is justified before God by the law, because the righteous one will live by faith. But the law is not based on faith, but the one who does the works of the law will live by them. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree,” in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham would come to the Gentiles, so that we could receive the promise of the Spirit by faith.)     

 Law, promise and contract examples.

(Gal 3:15-21; I offer an example from everyday life: When a covenant has been ratified, even though it is only a human contract, no one can set it aside or add anything to it. Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his Descendant. Scripture does not say, “and to the descendants,” referring to many, but “and to your Descendant,” referring to One, who is Christ. What I am saying is this: The law that came four hundred thirty years later does not cancel a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to invalidate the promise.

    For, if the inheritance is based on the law, it is no longer based on the promise, but God graciously gave it to Abraham through the promise. Why then was the law given? It was added because of transgressions, until the arrival of the Descendant to whom the promise had been made. It was administered through angels by an intermediary.

    Now an intermediary is not for one party alone, but God is One. Is the law therefore opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then, righteousness would certainly have come by the law.)

    Paul is speaking of Jesus’ faith and people believing in Him by faith.

    (Gal 3:22-23; But the scriptures imprisoned everything and everyone under sin so that the promise could be given — because of the faithfulness of Jesus Christ — to those who believe. Now before faith came we were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners until the coming faith would be revealed.)    REVEALED, not learned or taught through demonically divided denominations. By believing in Jesus people are declared righteous by His ‘the Descendant’s faith.’ Believing in, followers of Jesus are no longer under a guardian, the rest are.

    (Gal 3:24-29; Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female — for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.)

     Paul continues Jesus’ gifted faith subject to the Romans and all called believers.

  (Rom 8:11-17; Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of God’s glory. Not only this, but we also rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance, character, and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. For, while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. (For rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person perhaps someone might possibly dare to die.) But God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, because we have now been declared righteous by His blood, we will be saved through Him from God’s wrath. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, how much more, since we have been reconciled, will we be saved by His life? Not only this, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received this reconciliation. So then, just as sin entered the world through one man 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. 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, 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, 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!) 

    We’re all procreations of one man, Adam and all transgressed because we all inherited his nature, that only God can change, so immortality is only through Him.

    (Rom 8:18-20; Consequently, just as condemnation for all people came through one transgression, so too through the one righteous act came righteousness leading to life for all people. For just as through the disobedience of the one man many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of One man many will be made righteous. Now the law came in so that the transgression may increase, but where sin increased, grace multiplied all the more, so that just as sin reigned in death, so also grace will reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.)

    Who’s gifted with the mind to look around? Observe individuals living according to the traditions of Baal. Study Jeremiah chapters 9 & 10 and ask the question, “has this world’s religions progressed toward the traditions of Baal.?”

    We explored Proverbs 8: in a previous study, discovering that Jesus spoke to us through Solomon, saying in fact, He was God the Father’s delight, an instrument in Creation. Jesus revealed to and had His apostles’ write, revealing the same to Believers IN for understanding. Professing Christians in our age, attempt to believe in evolving popular opinions with the majorities teaching an evolution mix. Thinking possibly, mankind can fix the likes of global warming, and that people can gain spiritual knowledge without God.

    The god of this world has people thinking they’re as deity and they are being gods to themselves when they decide for themselves. Institutions of so called higher education don’t believe in the authenticity of God breathed Holy Scriptures, thus the holy book is ignored and thought of as a book of myths.

Way revealed to Abraham, Moses & Jesus’ apostles, chapter 29 of 29

October 17th, 2020

To: In Home churches of God, God’s 7th month, Tishrei 29, 5,881, 10/17/2020th

    People deciding for themselves what’s right, wrong, good and evil, are as many as they are people. When indoctrinated to particular views it’s fleshly difficult to accept truths. Communism, and all governing philosophies like religious doctrines has their hold on people’s beliefs. Israel’s history is preserved for our learning in this regard. Egyptian ways, gods, and habits, were so ingrained in Israelites that only Joshua and Caleb overcame, trusted the Lord and were allowed into the promised lands. The adults who were delivered from Egypt couldn’t rid themselves of the indoctrination.

    When the Lord God Jesus called Moses, revealed Himself as Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’s God; the Lord knew Moses’ task with His stubborn chosen people. Speaking of Christendom’s teaching; ‘just believe and be saved doctrine particularly’ is a twist on Jesus’ truths. Accordingly not many old practices have to be changed for membership in its churches.    

    Heavenly Father: give many to know that Satan has this whole world deceived with many doctrines that confuse and divide for his purpose. Make many realize that only through Your revelations is truth believed and the gift of turning from previously held practices desired.  Help people realize, the way seeming right to the natural mind is the way to death. Please bless many individuals with understanding according to Your loving kindness is our prayer in Jesus’ holy name. AMEN. 

    Understand; God is One, Satan is many, God’s church is One, and demonically led religions are many. God’s church is in fact the family of God, its foundation is the prophets, apostles and Jesus Himself the chief cornerstone. God the Father’s calling out a people to Believe IN Jesus is principally founded in Abraham, who through gifted faith believed IN the Lord’s promises for His chosen descendents; include spiritual Israelites – Christians. Since Jesus’ ascension and glorification, His New Covenant is ratified for called out believers. Paul shares; (Gal 3:28-29; “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female – for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.) Thus followers of Jesus are spiritual Israelites, ‘a people set aside for God’s purpose.’

    The Lord God Jesus changed Jacob’s name to Israel; the word Israel meaning - God fights. Understanding that our Christian root starts with Abraham, and more particularly Jacob whose name He changed to Israel. People God fights for are today’s Spiritual Israelites. So, if we belong to Christ, we’re descendants of Abraham and the Descendent Jesus.

    There’s no God but the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, our Lord’s prophets and apostles. Jesus’ selecting, called His apostles and each individual since, was and is preplanned, predestined. All other religions prefer following THEIR imaginary gods and many in Christendom use Jesus’ name while making Him fit their imagination. Manifesting themselves as angels of light they reluctantly condone one another’s practices, each making merchandise of their constitutions.

     Jesus’ New Covenant isn’t with worldly religions, or denominations that call themselves Christian while practicing paganism. The New Covenant is WITH those chosen by promise, spiritually led to follow Jesus, obey and mimic His practices. He’s the one manifested to be The Christ in the Holy Scriptures. Jesus clearly identifies those God the Father gave Him from the religions at large.

     (John 17:9-16; I pray for them: I pray NOT for the world, but for them which You have given Me; for they are Yours. And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine; and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your own name those whom You have given Me, that they may BE ONE, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name: those that You gave Me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to You; and these things I SPEAK in the world, that they might have My joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them Your Word; and the world has HATED them, because they are NOT of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil. They are NOT of the world, even as I am not of the world.)

     Followers of Jesus don’t decide for themselves what’s right, wrong, good and evil, but worship, believe in, mimic Him as their mentor in all things. Jesus didn’t pray for denominations that use His name! This world’s divided Christendom follows the old traditions of Baal, the ancient Semitic god: a fertility or nature god worshiped by the Canaanites and the Phoenicians, and considered a false god by the ancient Hebrews. Satan has put him and many gods out to deceive, because he’s the author of confusion, dividing god of this age - world. Additionally, Satan camouflaged the God of Israel ‘Jesus.’ NOT without Jesus’ knowledge and His forewarning us.

     (Matt 24:4-4; Jesus answered, saying to them, “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”)

     Consider Jesus’ parable about the broad way. It’s the many divided groups practicing evolving traditions that Satan has in his clutches. Deceiving professing Christians with practices of Baal’s type; pagan traditions, while ignoring traditions Jesus’ and His apostles practiced and handed down.

     We should conclude, the professing Christian world at large doesn’t know the God of Israel, His Ways, nor with whom His New Covenant is made. People of the world have an inherited built in self serving agenda that develops their way of life and beliefs. It’s an internal agenda founded on many demonic lies. Satan has the whole world confused about the things they accept as truth and as lies.

     When God’s chosen people ‘the Israelites’ turned to other gods after having made covenant promises, Jesus referred to them as spiritual adulterers, likening them to breaking a marriage covenant. Apostles Peter, Paul, John, Jude and brother James, all witnessed the apostate that began to shape the thinking of people who had previously professed belief in the Lord God Jesus. Pleasures of sin and a love for Satan’s worldly system of things began to hinder true worship.

    (JAMES wrote as follows; “You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship of the world is ENMITY with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”) See James 4:1-4.

    From fleshly logic, it seems people would think professing Christians would investigate the traditions they practice. But Jesus told us why they do not. Let’s review Luke 6:46-49 again;” Why call you Me, Lord, Lord, and DO NOT the things which I say? Whosoever comes to Me, hears My sayings, and DOES them, I will show you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and dug deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.”

     Jesus’ New Covenant is with those who’re spiritually born from above. People gifted with a re-birth; transformed from their old inherited nature, whose outlook God changed by miraculously imputing His spirit to the mind. Paul explained at Romans 8: it’s worth reviewing again.

    (Romans 8:3-10; For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh; that the righteousness of the law might be FULFILLED in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For, they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is LIFE and peace. Because the carnal mind is ENMITY against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then, they that are in the flesh CANNOT please God. But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, IF so be that the Spirit of God DWELL IN YOU. Now if any man HAVE NOT the Spirit of Christ, HE IS NONE OF HIS. And if Christ BE IN YOU, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is LIFE because of righteousness.)

     GIFT OF IMMORTALITY is only God‘s to give. To be born from above is to be fathered by God. The righteousness of God’s law is fulfilled in people gifted with His spirit because the love of God is spread abroad in their being. Such individuals are led to have no confidence in the flesh and look to God’s Way, concerning all things.

    (Rom 8:11-17; Moreover if the Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, the One who raised Christ from the dead will also make your mortal bodies alive through His Spirit who lives in you. So then, brothers and sisters, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. (for if you live according to the flesh, you will die), but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. For, you did not receive the spirit of slavery leading again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit itself bears witness to our spirit that we are God’s children. And if children, then heirs (namely, heirs of God and also fellow heirs with Christ) — if indeed we suffer with him so we may also be glorified with him.)

     (Rom 8:18-25; For I consider that our present sufferings cannot even be compared to the glory that will be revealed to us. For the creation eagerly waits for the revelation of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility — not willingly but because of God who subjected it — in hope that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of decay into the glorious freedom of God’s children. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers together until now. Not only this, but we ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we eagerly await our adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope, because who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with endurance.)

    (Rom 8:26-30; In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how we should pray, but the Spirit itself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes on behalf of the Saints according to God’s will. And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose, because those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that His Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those He predestined, He also called; and those He called, He also justified; and those He justified, He also glorified.)

    So what can we do for ourselves that God hasn’t done, ‘pray for perseverance and overcome to the end.’

Way revealed to Abraham, Moses & Jesus’ apostles, chapter 28

October 14th, 2020

To: In home churches of God. Tishrei 26, 5,781,  10/14/20

    Jesus’ apostles didn’t understand the Holy Scriptures until after He returned, breathed on and opened their minds, even after spending more than three years, seeing miracles etc. with Him; but fleshly minded people attend denominational schools to learn their divisional doctrines. Few teach ‘being born again’ – ‘born from above,’ is essential for spiritual understanding. Few understand a supernatural changed nature makes recipients of the Holy Spirit literal children of God through Jesus’ shed blood sacrifice. The foundation for this understanding is through Isaac, ‘Abraham’s son’ of promise. Jesus revealed and Paul gives the lesson regarding these who’re chosen by promise.

     (Rom 9:1-5; I am telling the truth in Christ (I am not lying!) for my conscience assures me in the Holy Spirit I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed — cut off from Christ — for the sake of my people, my fellow countrymen, who are Israelites. To them belong the adoption as sons, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. To them belong the patriarchs, and from them, by human descent, came the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever! Amen.)

    Writing to a largely gentile Church of God, Paul teaches; adoption as sons, promises and law is through Jesus the prophesied by Savior who is God over all. Compare with Colossians 1:15-20.

    (Rom 9:6-7; It is not as though the word of God had failed. For not all those who are descended from Israel are truly Israel, nor are all Abraham’s children true descendants; rather, “through Isaac will your descendants be counted.”) See Gen 21:12.

    Since Jesus’ ascension, glorification and return, genuine followers of Him are true Israel and heirs with Abraham. (Gal 3:26-29; For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female — for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.)

    Rom 9:8-13; This means it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God; rather, the children of promise are counted as descendants. For this is what the promise declared: “About a year from now I will return and Sarah will have a son.” Not only that, but when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, our ancestor Isaac even before they were born or had done anything good or bad “so that God’s purpose in election would stand, not by works but by His calling,” it was said to her, “The older will serve the younger,” just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”) See Gen 18:10-14 & 25:23.

    Genuine followers of Jesus are children of promise and counted as descendents.

    (Rom 9:14-18; What shall we say then? Is there injustice with God? Absolutely not!  For He says to Moses: “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” So then, it does not depend on human desire or exertion, but on God who shows mercy. For the scripture says to Pharaoh: “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may demonstrate My power in you, and that My name may be proclaimed in all the earth.” So then, God has mercy on whom He chooses to have mercy, and He hardens whom He chooses to harden.) See Exodus 9:16.

    Some religions attempt to sell a Jesus that loves everyone alike, ‘you choose, believe and be saved.’ Not understanding ‘that’s emotional works of the flesh.’ (Ephesians 2:8-10; 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.)

    (Rom 9:19-26; You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who has ever resisted His will?” But who indeed are you — a mere human being — to talk back to God? Does what is molded say to the molder, “Why have you made me like this?” Has the potter no right to make from the same lump of clay one vessel for special use and another for ordinary use? But what if God, willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make known His power, has endured with much patience the objects of wrath prepared for destruction? And what if He is willing to make known the wealth of His glory on the objects of mercy that He has prepared beforehand for glory even us, whom He has called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles? As He also says in Hosea: “I will call those who were not My people, ‘My people,’ and I will call her who was unloved, ‘My beloved.‘” “And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,there they will be called ’sons of the living God.“) See Isaiah 29:16 & 45:9.

     (Rom 9:27-29; And Isaiah cries out on behalf of Israel, “Though the number of the children of Israel are as the sand of the sea, only the remnant will be saved, for the Lord will execute His sentence on the earth completely and quickly.” See Isa 10:22-23.” Just as Isaiah predicted, “If the Lord of armies had not left us descendants, we would have become like Sodom, and we would have resembled Gomorrah.”) See Isa 1:9.

     Had God not preplanned Jesus’ descendants humanity would be like Sodom. Its fleshly people’s desire to make gods, even Jesus in an image fitting their notion of how He should be, that causes division. Israel’s and each fleshly person’s unbelief was known to God before Moses was called to deliver by promise.

    (Rom 9:30-33; What shall we say then? —that the Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness obtained it, that is a righteousness that is by faith, but Israel even though pursuing a law of righteousness did not attain it. Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but (as if it were possible) by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone, just as it is written, “Look, I am laying in Zion a stone that will cause people to stumble and a rock that will make them fall, yet the one who believes in Him will not be put to shame.“)

    The denominational minded Pharisees and Sadducees, like today’s Christendom religions, assume they can intellectually or through schooling understand spiritual things. Many assume Christ being the end of the law means the law is done away; Christ is the end of the law of works for people who’re spiritually born from above, because God’s spiritual intent of the law is gifted to the mind, even magnifying. Remember what Jesus said about adultery? The principle; even to look lustfully is adultery. See Matthew 5:28. & 15:18; regarding murder.

    (Rom 10:1-4; Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God on behalf of my fellow Israelites is for their salvation. For I can testify that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not in line with the truth. For ignoring the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking instead to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. For, Christ is the end of the law, with the result that there is righteousness for everyone who believes.)

     All Israelites aren’t spiritual descendents of Abraham and all who say they believe in Jesus aren’t spiritually born from above. Most professing Christians are in and of the world, practicing pagan partnerships to prove it.  

    (2Cor 6:14-18; Do not become partners with those who do not believe, for what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship does light have with darkness? And what agreement does Christ have with Beliar? Or what does a believer share in common with an unbeliever? And what mutual agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said, “I will live in them and will walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be My people.” Therefore “come out from their midst, and be separate,” says the Lord, “and touch no unclean thing, and I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters,” says the All-Powerful Lord.) Always study the whole and review Heb 9: from last study. Peter shares the purpose for teaching Jesus’ good news.

     (1Peter 4:1-8; So, since Christ suffered in the flesh, you also arm yourselves with the same attitude, because the one who has suffered in the flesh has finished with sin, in that he spends the rest of his time on earth concerned about the will of God and not human desires. For the time that has passed was sufficient for you to do what the non-Christians desire. You lived then in debauchery, evil desires, drunkenness, carousing, drinking bouts and wanton idolatries. So they are astonished when you do not rush with them into the same flood of wickedness, and they vilify you. They will face a reckoning before Jesus Christ who stands ready to judge the living and the dead.

    Now it was for this very purpose that the gospel was preached to those who are now dead, so that though they were judged in the flesh by human standards they may live spiritually by God’s standards. For the culmination of all things is near. So be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of prayer.  Above all keep your love for one another fervent, because love covers a multitude of sins.)

    Heavenly Father: gift many the realization that Satan has the whole world deceived. Gift many to realize that only through Jesus, is the gift of turning from the way that seems right to the natural mind to Your truth. Bless and lead each called individual according to Your loving kindness we pray in Jesus’ name. AMEN

     The Church of God” is built on the foundations of Jesus’ prophets, apostles and Jesus Himself the chief cornerstone. God the Father’s calling out a people to Believe IN Jesus has its foundation in Abraham, who by promise and gifted faith walked with God. Promises to and through Abraham’s descendents include spiritual Israelites ‘Christians’ in this age since Jesus’ ascension. Followers of Jesus are spiritual Israelites. The word Israel, means “God fights.” The root goes back to, Abraham and particularly Our Lord changing Jacob’s name. Thus, if we belong to Christ, we’re Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.

Way revealed to Abraham, Moses & Jesus’ apostles, chapter 27

October 11th, 2020

To: In Home churches of God, God’s 7th month, Tishrei 23, 5,881, 9/11/2020

    The way to the holy of holies, priest’s regularly sacrificing blood to remit sins, temple furnishings, washing etc. all looked forward to Jesus’ fulfilling what each represented. The Law serves as a guardian to all who aren’t born from above, those who aren’t recipients of God’s gifted Holy Spirit. Covenant promises are perpetual. Being born from above is God the Father’s fathering, making one a literal Child. God’s Children love Him and His faith is shed abroad in the mind; allow Paul; (King James; Romans 5:1-5; Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.) 

    (Net Bible; Rom 5:1-6; Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,  through whom we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of God’s glory. Not only this, but we also rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance, character, and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.)

     (Rom 3:29-31; Or is God the God of the Jews only? Is He not the God of the Gentiles too? Yes, of the Gentiles too! Since God is One, He will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. Do we then nullify the law through faith? Absolutely not! Instead we uphold the law.)

    Speaking in fleshly terms Paul stated as follows; (Rom 6:15-18; What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Absolutely not! Do you not know that if you present yourselves as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or obedience resulting in righteousness? But thanks be to God that though you were slaves to sin, you obeyed from the heart that pattern of teaching you were entrusted to, and having been freed from sin, you became enslaved to righteousness.)

    (Spiritually speaking, Paul explains; Rom 7:7-22; What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! Certainly, I would not have known sin except through the law. For indeed I would not have known what it means to desire something belonging to someone else if the law had not said, Do not covet.” But sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of wrong desires. For apart from the law, sin is dead. And I was once alive apart from the law, but with the coming of the commandment sin became alive and I died. So I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life brought death! For sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it I died. So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous, and good. Did that which is good, then, become death to me? Absolutely not! But sin, so that it would be shown to be sin, produced death in me through what is good, so that through the commandment sin would become utterly sinful.  For we know that the law is spiritual — but I am unspiritual, sold into slavery to sin. For I don’t understand what I am doing. For I do not do what I want — instead, I do what I hate. But if I do what I don’t want, I agree that the law is good. But now it is no longer me doing it, but sin that lives in me. For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I want to do the good, but I cannot do it. For I do not do the good I want, but I do the very evil I do not want! Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer me doing it but sin that lives in me. So, I find the law that when I want to do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God in my inner being.)

    Peter speaking of Paul commented that some of his writings were hard to understand, they do need study. Speaking to recipients of God’s spirit, Paul wrote.

     (Galatians 3:16-29; Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his Descendant. Scripture does not say, “and to the descendants,” referring to many, but “and to your Descendant,” referring to One, who is Christ. What I am saying is this: The law that came four hundred thirty years later does not cancel a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to invalidate the promise. For if the inheritance is based on the law, it is no longer based on the promise, but God graciously gave it to Abraham through the promise. Why then was the law given? It was added because of transgressions, until the arrival of the Descendant to whom the promise had been made. It was administered through angels by an intermediary. Now an intermediary is not for one party alone, but God is One. Is the law therefore opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. But the scripture imprisoned everything and everyone under sin so that the promise could be given — because of the faithfulness of Jesus Christ — to those who believe. Now before faith came we were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners until the coming faith would be revealed. Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.  For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female — for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.)

The old covenant maker had to die so the new prophesied one could be gifted.

    (Hebrews 9:1-28; Now the first covenant, in fact, had regulations for worship and its earthly sanctuary. For a tent was prepared, the outer one, which contained the lampstand, the table, and the presentation of the loaves; this is called the holy place. And after the second curtain there was a tent called the holy of holies. It contained the golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered entirely with gold. In this ark were the golden urn containing the manna, Aaron’s rod that budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant. Above the ark were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Now is not the time to speak of these things in detail. So with these things prepared like this, the priests enter continually into the outer tent as they perform their duties. But only the high priest enters once a year into the inner tent, and not without blood that he offers for himself and for the sins of the people committed in ignorance.

   The Holy Spirit is making clear that the way into the holy place had not yet appeared as long as the old tabernacle was standing. This was a symbol for the time then present, when gifts and sacrifices were offered that could not perfect the conscience of the worshiper. They served only for matters of food and drink and various washings; they are external regulations imposed until the new order came.

    But now Christ has come as the high priest of the good things to come. He passed through the greater and more perfect tent not made with hands, that is, not of this creation, and He entered once for all into the most holy place not by the blood of goats and calves but by His own blood, and so He Himself secured eternal redemption.

    For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow sprinkled on those who are defiled consecrated them and provided ritual purity, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, purify our consciences from dead works to worship the living God.

     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. 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, and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that God has commanded you to keep.”

    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. 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. 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.

     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 had John record His words; (John 6:38-59;  I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that has come down from heaven, so that a person may eat from it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats from this bread he will live forever. The bread that I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.”

    Then the Jews who were hostile to Jesus began to argue with one another, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?” Jesus said to them, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in yourselves. The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood resides in Me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so the one who consumes Me will live because of Me.

   This is the bread that came down from heaven; it is not like the bread your ancestors ate, but then later died. The one who eats this bread will live forever.”  Jesus said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.)

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

Way revealed to Abraham, Moses & Jesus’ apostles, chapter 26

October 10th, 2020

To: In Home churches of God, God’s 7th month Tishrei 22, 5,781. 10/10/2020.

    Today is two Sabbaths in one, the seventh day and the Last Great Day

    God’s Covenants are perpetual, made to and with people.        His first printed covenant is with Noah and subsequent generations promising to never flood the whole earth again. A rainbow is placed as a reminder. Commanding man not to shed blood of man, nor partake of blood is another. See Genesis 9: Next printed covenant was to Abram, promising lands to Him and his descendents; they’d perpetually inherit from the river of Egypt to the great Euphrates, the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites, and Jebusites lands. See Gen 15: These lands will yet be occupied by the twelve tribes after Jesus’ return. See Isaiah 22:, 35:, 51:-53:, 65: Jeremiah 31: and Amos 9:11-15 for starters.

  Abram was and is to become the father of a multitude of nations; a perpetual covenant with Himself and his descendants. They’d need to circumcise the flesh of the foreskins as a reminder of the covenant. Sarah was to bear a son, name him Isaac. God would confirm His perpetual covenant with Isaac, Jacob and their descendants. See Gen 17: The Son of God ‘Jesus’ prophesied coming is two fold, ‘as the Lamb of God and as King of Kings. See more history including Sodom’s wickedness; Abram rescuing his nephew Lot and God providing a sacrifice for Isaac etc. See Gen 18: - 24:

    The principle throughout is that God chooses, plans and promises. Isaac’s son Jacob was chosen over his brother Esau, both prospered until a drought caused Jacob’s family of seventy to join Joseph in Egypt as promised. The family became slaves as God promised Abraham. Almost 400 years later God heard their groaning and remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The Lord God Jesus called Moses to be their deliverer under His authority.  

   (Exodus 6:2-9; God spoke to Moses and said to him, “I am the LORD. I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as God Almighty, but by My name ‘the LORD’ I was not known to them. I also established My covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, where they were living as resident foreigners. I have also heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered My covenant. Therefore, tell the Israelites, ‘I am the LORD. I will bring you out from your enslavement to the Egyptians, I will rescue you from the hard labor they impose, I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. I will take you to Myself for a people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from your enslavement to the Egyptians. I will bring you to the land I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and to Jacob; I will give it to you as a possession. I am the LORD!’  Moses told this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and hard labor.)      By promise, nothing earned, Jesus delivered His covenanted people through Moses. The deliverance was on the first annual Sabbath, ‘day after Passover.’ Demonstrating His perpetual love the Lord God Jesus gave them His commandments, attributes and oracles to be kept perpetually, 3 months later at Mount Sinai. (Exodus 19:1-25; In the third month after the Israelites went out from the land of Egypt, on the very day, they came to the Desert of Sinai. After they journeyed from Rephidim they came to the Desert of Sinai and they camped in the desert in front of the mountain. Moses went up to God and the LORD called to him from the mountain, “Thus you will tell the house of Jacob, and declare to the people of Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt and how I lifted you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. Now, if you will diligently listen to Me and keep My covenant, then you will be My special possession out of all the nations, for all the earth is mine, and you will be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.‘ These are the words that you will speak to the Israelites. So Moses came and summoned the elders of Israel. He set before them all these words that the LORD had commanded him, and all the people answered together, “All that the LORD has commanded we will do!” So Moses brought the words of the people back to the LORD. The LORD said to Moses, “I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people may hear when I speak with you and so that they will always believe in you.” And Moses told the words of the people to the LORD. The LORD said to Moses, “Go to the people and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and make them wash their clothes and be ready for the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.     You must set boundaries for the people, saying, ‘Take heed to yourselves not to go up on the mountain nor touch its edge. Whoever touches the mountain will surely be put to death! No hand will touch him — but he will surely be stoned or shot through, whether a beast or a human being; he must not live.’ When the ram’s horn sounds a long blast they may go up on the mountain.”

    Then Moses went down from the mountain to the people and sanctified the people, and they washed their clothes. He said to the people, “Be ready for the third day. Do not go near your wives.” On the third day in the morning there was thunder and lightning and a dense cloud on the mountain, and the sound of a very loud horn; all the people who were in the camp trembled. Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they took their place at the foot of the mountain.

    Mount Sinai was completely covered with smoke because the LORD had descended on it in fire, and its smoke went up like the smoke of a great furnace, and the whole mountain shook violently. When the sound of the horn grew louder and louder, Moses was speaking and God was answering him with a voice. ….    The LORD came down on Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain, the LORD summoned Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up. The LORD said to Moses, “Go down and solemnly warn the people, lest they force their way through to the LORD to look, and many of them perish. Let the priests also, who approach the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break through against them.” ….    Moses said to the LORD, “The people are not able to come up to Mount Sinai, because you solemnly warned us, ‘Set boundaries for the mountain and set it apart.’ The LORD said to him, “Go, get down, and come up, Aaron with you, but do not let the priests and the people force their way through to come up to the LORD, lest He break through against them.” So Moses went down to the people and spoke. ……    God spoke all these words: “I, the LORD, am your God, who brought you from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery.

1, “You shall have no other gods before me.”

2, “You shall not make for yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is on the earth beneath or that is in the water below. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I, the LORD, your God, am a jealous God, responding to the transgression of fathers by dealing with children to the third and fourth generations of those who reject Me, and showing covenant faithfulness to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.”

3. “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold guiltless anyone who takes His name in vain.”

4. “Remember the Sabbath day to set it apart as holy. For six days you may labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God; on it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, or your male servant, or your female servant, or your cattle, or the resident foreigner who is in your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth and the sea and all that is in them, and He rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy.”

5. “Honor your father and your mother, that you may live a long time in the land the LORD your God is giving to you.”

6.  “You shall not murder.”

7.  “You shall not commit adultery.”

8.  “You shall not steal.”

9.  “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.”

10. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, his female servant, his ox, his donkey, anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

    First four commandments tells God’s chosen people how to honor Him and the last six, how to honor fellow citizens. Demonstrating His perpetual love for His chosen, He also gave attributes they should practice, how to care for the land and oracles are recorded in Exodus and Leviticus. ……..    (Exodus 20:18-  All the people were seeing the thundering and the lightning, and heard the sound of the horn, and saw the mountain smoking — and when the people saw it they trembled with fear and kept their distance. They said to Moses, “You speak to us and we will listen, but do not let God speak with us, lest we die.”) The writer of Hebrews picks up on this event at chapter 12, explaining that NOW we come to spiritual Mt. Sinai, Study it.         Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of Him may be before you so that you do not sin.” The people kept their distance, but Moses drew near the thick darkness where God was.) ……   The Lord God Jesus’ covenant is with Israel, not the world at large. See more about His perpetual covenants and commands at Exodus 31:-34: 

The New.

  This old covenant maker is ‘Jesus’ He and God the Father pre-planned His fleshly birth, the new covenant, His death, His resurrection, His ascension and His glorification before the Holy Spirit was to be gifted. He followed through, ‘fulfilled’ all that was written about Him so a new covenant with spiritual Israelites, ‘followers of Jesus’ could be ratified.

    After Jesus’ ascension and return He observed two men walking and discussing the previous events in Jerusalem. (Luke 2:25-35; So Jesus 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?” Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, He interpreted to them the things written about Himself in all the scriptures. 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.  When He had taken His place at the table with them, He took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 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?” 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!” Then they told what had happened on the road, and how they recognized Him when He broke the bread.”) Next we plan to review Hebrews 9: with the New Covenant’s promises.

Way revealed to Abraham, Moses & Jesus’ apostles, chapter 25

October 8th, 2020

To: In Home churches of God, God’s 7th month, Tishrei 20, 5,881, 9/7/2020

    Heavenly Father: please call and give many the mind to understand Your truth, flee evil, look to Your Word for what‘s right, wrong, good and evil rather than seeking denominational help. We ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.

   Tomorrow at sunset is the eve of The Last Great Day. Pray that God our Father chooses to shorten the time for the sake of His Saints. This year the Eighth day of the Feast is the first day of the week, seventh of seven annual Sabbaths concludes this year’s annual Sabbaths.  

      Satan is the source of peoples self serving practice, ‘living the way that seems right and ignoring God’s Word regarding what’s right, wrong, good and evil; which is in fact idolatry. People inherited that idolatrous mentality from birth. When it isn’t recognized it takes people down a self serving divisionary life path. People esteem their intellect superior to others. Thus, the many religions, theories, cause of disagreements, wars and infighting. Jesus brother, ‘James’ ask and teaches about this inherited part of our nature in his chapter 4.

    (James 4:1-4; From where come wars and fighting among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? You lust and have not, you kill, desire to have and cannot obtain; you fight and war yet you have not because you ask not. You ask and receive not because you ask amiss, that you may consume it upon your lusts. You adulterers, adulteresses, know you not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.)

    Because you ask not from within the frame work of God’s Will. Praying from within the fleshly desire inherited from Adam is asking amiss. We need to know Jesus’ message regarding obedience, so as not to ask amiss. Read about the Lord telling His prophet not to pray for certain situations in previous studies. Know there’s a point in which God turns His back when people aren’t living within His will. Human logic, intellect, nor education can take one to the source of truth; it takes people only to the divisionary ‘it seems to ME mentality,’ which is idolatry and the way all fleshly people rationalize. God’s Word teaches that our self serving nature must be turned from so His Truth can be turned to. Human logic can lead people to be better citizens, be religious from within an appealing comfort zone. It doesn’t take people in the direction of spiritual truth, only God’s calling and revealing can do that. Human logic leads whole populations in the direction, ‘what’s true for you may not be true for me.’ More confusion inspired by Satan the divider and ‘god of the flesh.’

      When we’re led to believe IN we know our Creator is TRUTH. Godly love and truth defines Jesus. Moses wrote; ‘He’s the Rock, His work is perfect: for all His Ways are judgment, a God of truth without iniquity, just and right is He.’ See Deuteronomy 32:4. Jesus said, (John 3:20-21; ‘For, every one that does evil, hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought - made careful in God.’) The foundation for people’s deeds must be made manifested in His Light; that is we must be led to understand that our inherited nature is self serving and in need of change.

     Through fleshly religions, people grow more self serving, more self righteous from within wrong beliefs, it seems to ME mentality. Our natural, inherited from Adam nature desires the praise of people, that our good self serving deeds be recognized by our peers. Satan’s way is many and takes people down a crooked divisionary path. Jesus said it; “Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many go that way: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto LIFE, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14)

     Satan would have folks think like most professing Christian, ‘believe and be saved.’ The result of such thinking is, believe Jesus lives and do what seems right to yourselves. This amounts to practicing traditions of man. Religions including people professing Jesus cater to evolutionary concepts, not believing Jesus.

    (Luke 6:46-49; “Why call you Me, Lord, Lord, and DO NOT the things which I say? Whosoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built a house, and dug deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that hears and does not, is like a man that built his house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.”)

    Hear means understand; the many don’t hear when they read Jesus’ words. Without God’s calling, revealing His love and the person  prayerfully meditating they may be like Jesus’ sow parable, ‘seed falling on rocky ground’ and others allowing cares of the world swallow up what’s heard.

     Satan designs ways appealing to our self serving nature, inherited from Adam. It’s the get nature way, latitude to believe what’s appealing and popular. People don’t want to comprehend that Satan palms himself off as, ‘an angel of light.’ Most doctrines inspired by Satan have some and perhaps much truth, but cause people to miss the mark Jesus put forth. THEIR argument goes, ‘no one is perfect all are sinners,’ from there professing Christians are conditioned to condone many things that are abominations to our Creator God.

     FACT, when conditioned to believe just ONE demonic lie, fleshly logic leads to misunderstanding many truths in order to support his lie. One example that should come to mind is the worldwide false demonic lie about immortality of the soul. We’re spiritually led to repeat and review Satan’s number one lie often, because every worldly religion accepts and teaches some form of it. That lie is, ‘people are born to live forever someplace, every person is born with an internal immortal component called a soul that lives forever after physical death.’ Study Genesis 3:

     FACT, Jesus and His apostles taught, ‘immortality is gifted only to believers.’ People called to be obedient to God’s Way. Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to explain the result of sin and believing in Jesus.

     (Romans 6:20-23; For, when you were the servants of sin, you were free from righteousness. What fruit had you then in those things whereof you are now ashamed? For, the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit unto holiness, and the end EVERLASTING life. For the wages of sin is DEATH; but the GIFT of God is eternal LIFE through Jesus Christ our Lord.) It’s impossible to believe this verse and also believe you have an immortal soul.  (See Revelations 21:8, and pray for understand regarding a second death.)

     Rather than all people being born immortal, all people are born servants of sin - servants of lawlessness which if not changed is eternal death. The meaning of righteousness is opposite of selfishness. At birth, our inherited nature is selfish, we’re born wanting to please only self! When God the Father calls and gifts us with a desire and effort to know Him, we’re led to believe IN. We become ashamed of our inherited from Adam nature and desire riddance. Following that gifted desire and effort to turn we inherit Jesus’ nature, that’s repentance. That inherited nature’s outlook is what every Believer IN Jesus is led to turn from, recognizing the need for God’s help through Shepherd, ‘Jesus Christ.’ Understanding the end result of being a servant of sin is DEATH. When led to be a servant of God, through Jesus, our fruit, ‘wages’ has the end result, EVERLASTING LIFE.

     Satan knows the holy scriptures. Remember when Jesus was being tempted by the devil, he quoted scripture from the Psalms. Likewise professing Christian’s from every persuasion, every denomination, quote from the scriptures. The difference is their twisting to fit personal agendas. It amounts to people trusting their own intellect. HOW could that be and why is what we all should be asking? Fleshly speaking its natural logic to depend on our intellect for discernment, but remember truth can’t be obtained through the flesh. When just ONE Satan lies is believed it takes another to prop up the first.

    Satan inspired division in people groups is evident when we look at this world’s accepted calendars. Before Abraham each country had made imaginary gods and worshiped them by setting aside times etc. Sun worship was a biggie, most set years beginning around the winter equinox, the shortest day. Sun worshipers imagined the sun’s going away as days shortened and thought their worshiping it brought the sun back. The apostate Jesus’ brother ‘Jude’ wrote about was taking hold in Jesus’ church. Catholicism changed God’s calendar to fit their agenda to bringing pagans aboard. God gave His people ‘the Israelites’ His calendar that reminded them of their Creator, set aside times foreshadowing His future plans etc. God told His people through Moses, not to learn or practice the ways of the ungodly people whose lands He gave them that also surrounded them. Within about three hundred years after Jesus’ ascension, these renounciators brought pagan cultures into their Christendom. Naming days of the week for pagan gods, attempting to changed God’s Sabbath to the first day etc. Division among Judaism, genuine followers of Jesus and gentiles erupted. That organization grew, becoming the so called, holy Roman Empire. (Jesus said, “Watch out that no one misleads you. Many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He’ and mislead many.” Mark 13:5-6)

     Growth of that Roman Empire was enormously successful, bloodshed, war and forced conversion was their idea of peace.

     God’s seventh day weekly Sabbath pictures, being at rest from fleshly works, foreshadows His millennial rule on earth and binding of Satan, the Author of confusion. Annual Sabbaths foreshadow His salvation planning. They divide three seasons.

    First is Passover in God’s first month includes the feast of Unleavened Bread with two annual Sabbaths. Season‘s theme is Believing in Jesus’ deeds and turning from sin, ‘overcoming our lawlessness nature.’ Second is Pentecost, God’s third annual Sabbath. It’s 50 days after the weekly Sabbath that falls within. The prophetic mystery of God’s spirit living in people shared. Pentecost is the birthday of Jesus’ New Covenant Church. Foreshadowing our living with the knowledge of who we belong to. Third season has four of seven annual Sabbaths packed in God’s seventh month. They’re Trumpets, Atonement, the Feast of Tabernacles and The last Great Day. The season foreshadows Jesus triumphant return, the resurrection, followers of Jesus being made literally at one with Him, Satan bound, peace on earth, judgment and God the Father coming down, bringing New Jerusalem.

    It’s likened to Jesus’ followers being built on the foundation of His prophets, apostles and Himself the chief corner stone. New Jerusalem has twelve gates named for the twelve tribes of Israel and twelve foundations named for the twelve apostles of The Lamb. How awesome God’s Way and what an abomination the ways of sinful people. 

Way revealed to Abraham, Moses & Jesus’ apostles, chapter 24

October 4th, 2020

To: In Home churches of God, God’s 7th month Tishrei 16, 5,781. 10/4/2020

    The renunciation of Jesus’ gifted faith and gospel caused His brother ‘Jude’ to write about it. The world had gone away from God long before Jesus came as the Light and to reveal God the Father; call out a chosen spiritual Israelite people for His own and now Jude is seeing the apostate - renunciation of Jesus’ good news taking place in Jesus’ church. Each apostle spoke of these imposters attempting to lead people, saying their credentials were superior to the apostles and manifesting themselves as angels of light. Jude was compelled to write about what he saw taking place. He first wanted to write about follower’s of Jesus’ common salvation but saw the making of a camouflaged Jesus being presented. Saw people changing times, twisting Jesus’ words, make Him out to be one opposed to the law and accepting pagans in His church. Today the whole world looks to a pagan calendar whose week days are named after their gods. Jesus ask a question, ‘will the Son of Man find faith on earth?’ (Luke 18:7-8; Won’t God give justice to His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night? Will He delay long to help them? I tell you, He will give them justice speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?) No, He’ll only find His Elect not deceived. “For the Elect’s sake He’ll cut time short.” (Matt 24:22; And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the Elect those days will be cut short.)

    Jesus also spoke of THE SABBATH, not a Sabbath.

    (Mark 2:27-28; Then He said to them, The Sabbath was made for people, not people for the Sabbath. For this reason the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.)

    Believers respond to Jesus in loving obedience because He revealed that God loved us first, called, opened minds, revealed Himself, His characteristic and attributes. Believers understand, God don’t need people, people need God. (Matt 3:9-10; Don’t think you can say to yourselves, We have Abraham as our father. For I tell you that God can raise up children for Abraham from these stones! Even now the ax is laid at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.) It’s revealed to believers that called out people are for His purpose, for adding to His family.

     Before creating Adam, the Way to eternal life was planned; He’d create in people, His own spiritual likeness. A spiritual likeness necessary to inherit eternal life with God the Father through God the Son. Jesus. Thus fathering a people to be at one with Himself, developing a spiritual family who would ultimately share all things. Jesus revealed and had His apostle Paul share with His chosen gentiles.

     (Eph 2:17-22; And He came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near, so that through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer foreigners and non-citizens, but you are fellow citizens with the Saints and members of God’s household, 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.)

     (1Cor 3:15-17; If someone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss. He himself will be saved, but only as through fire. Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If someone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, which is what you are.)

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

    Genuine chosen believers IN Jesus are the holy temples in the Lord. Spiritually begotten - fathered by God the Father, are each being built together into a dwelling place of God. He chooses who He’ll parent and lead to be at one with Himself. He revealed to and inspired His apostle Peter write to the chosen.

    (1Peter 2:4-10; So as you come to Him, a living stone rejected by men but chosen and priceless in God’s sight, you yourselves, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood and to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. So you who believe see His value, but for those who do not believe, the stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone, and a stumbling-stone and a rock to trip over. They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of His own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. You once were not a people, but now you are God’s people. You were shown no mercy, but now you have received mercy.)

    Through Jesus’ gifted faith people can know they’re called. The called can strive to be AT ONE with Jesus, because of being gifted to love Him as He’s manifested to be in the Holy Scriptures.

     (1Peter 2:11-12; Dear friends, I urge you as foreigners and exiles to keep away from fleshly desires that do battle against the soul, and maintain good conduct among the non-Christians, so that though they now malign you as wrongdoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God when He appears.)

     Satan has the world so misguided that people accuse followers of Jesus of attempting to gain salvation by doing. Thus will malign until He appears. It was preplanned that people inherit a fleshly nature that needed to overcome through Jesus’ gifted faith. A people called out of darkness into Jesus’ marvelous light. Humanities history is important in discerning God’s holy Word, which is miraculously preserved for our learning.

    God has instituted new beginnings and their purposes will be made clear to the world when Jesus returns. One of these is that followers of Jesus need to be mindful of is; ‘Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’s callings.’ Chosen followers of The Way are ‘spiritual Israelites.’ Review Jesus’ words to some travelers after His resurrection.

     (Luke 24:25-27; 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?” Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, He interpreted to them the things written about Himself in all the scriptures.”) Revealing the prophetic writings about Himself. Should we not do the same?

     Before Adam’s creation, God the Father was looking forward to when He’d bring New Jerusalem to this earth. He preplanned the twelve gates being named for the twelve tribes of Israel and the twelve foundations for Jesus’ twelve apostles. His purpose is revealed to Believers IN Jesus.

    (Revelations 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. The city possesses the glory of God; its brilliance is like a precious jewel, like a stone of crystal-clear jasper. 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. 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. The wall of the city has twelve foundations, and on them are the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.)

      God’s Way of calling and promising is revealed through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (whose name God changed to Israel for His purpose). The word ‘Israel’ means, ‘God fights.’ Jesus Himself ‘the chief corner stone’ leads His people, ‘spiritual Israelites - His church.’

     Before the foundation of the world, Creator Jesus’ coming in the flesh and dying for the sins of the world was preplanned. It was Creator Jesus that walked with, led Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Caleb, Samuel, His twelve apostles and many others. Jesus delivered Israel from Egypt through Moses and His dealings with the Israelites has many spiritual parallels with His calling out individuals, delivering and leading to be spiritual Israelites, ‘Christians.’ They’re the people God fights for in this age. What an eternal future we have in Jesus.

     In the 49th year, on the first day of the eleventh month Moses addressed the Israelites as the Lord had instructed Him.

    (Deuteronomy 1:3; God had given the Israelites the lands of many powerful people. At Horeb the Lord our God spoke to Moses saying, “You have stayed in the area of this mountain long enough. Get up now, resume your journey, heading for the Amorite hill country, to all its areas including the arid country, the highlands, the Shephelah, the Negev, and the coastal plain – all of Canaan and Lebanon as far as the Great River, that is, the Euphrates.” Go occupy the territory I have already given you, God said. Territory that I the Lord, promised to give to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and their descendants.” Administrators of groups of thousands, hundreds, fifties, tens and, other tribal officials. Moses said, “These should not be intimidated by human beings, for judgment belongs to God. If the matter being adjudicated is too difficult, they should bring it before me for a hearing.)

     The lesson for us? Israelites had fleshly fears, a lack of faith in God’s promises. They rebelled, complained, saying, “Because the Lord hates us he brought us from Egypt to deliver us over to the Amorites so they could destroy us! What is going to happen to us? Our brothers have drained away our courage by describing people who are more numerous and taller than we are, and great cities whose defenses appear to be as high as heaven itself! Moreover, they said they saw Anakites there.”) Anakites were giant people. See Num 13:33; Deut 2:10, 21;&  9:2, these were descended from a certain Anak whose own forefather Arba founded the city of Kiriath Arba, Hebron. See Josh 21:11.

      Moses responded, (“Do not be terrified of them! The Lord your God is about to go ahead of you; He will fight for you, just as you saw Him do in Egypt and in the desert, where you saw Him carrying you along like a man carries his son. This He did everywhere you went until you came to this very place.” However, through all this you did not have confidence in the Lord your God, the one who was constantly going before you to find places for you to set up camp. He appeared by fire at night and cloud by day, to show you the way you ought to go.”)

      What a spiritual parallel for believers IN Jesus in these latter days, Christians have had similar spiritual obstacles with demonically driven un-believers. The Israelites’ lack of faith caused God to call them an evil generation. Many were not to see the good land promised to their ancestors! The exception was Caleb, Joshua and their families. Moses told them, “the Lord was also angry with me on your account, telling me that neither would I be able to go there.” Your children, who as yet do not know good from bad, will go there; I will give them the land and they will possess it.

     Moses continued speaking, Then, you responded to me and admitted, “We have sinned against the Lord. We will now go up and fight as the Lord our God has told us to do.” So you each put on your battle gear and prepared to go up to the hill country. But the Lord told me: “Tell them this: ‘Do not go up and fight, because I will not be with you and you will be defeated by your enemies.’” I spoke to you, but you did not listen. Instead you rebelled against the Lord and recklessly went up to the hill country. The Amorite inhabitants of that area confronted you and chased you like a swarm of bees, striking you down from Seir as far as Hormah. Then you came back and wept before the Lord, but He paid no attention to you whatsoever. Therefore, you remained at Kadesh for a long time – indeed, for the full time.””

     As with God telling Isaiah not to pray for the rebellious people because He would not hear, God allowed these rebellious Israelites to be defeated. It will be likewise with the many using Jesus’ name and teaching denominational doctrines and making merchandise of people. Divided, disobedient to God’s Way professing Christian denominations think God hears their sermons and prayers. Seemingly not understanding that believing IN is, demonstrated by faithfully practicing obedience.

     The Way to be at one with God, is to lovingly respond to His call and look to Him for all knowledge regarding right, wrong, good and evil. Believe IN God the Father and God the Son; is to love His Way and shun the way of this world’s system of things.

Way revealed to Abraham, Moses & Jesus’ apostles, chapter 23

October 2nd, 2020

To: In Home churches of God, God’s 7th month, Tishrei 14, 5,881, 10/2/2020

    At sunset today begins the weekly and sixth of seven annual Sabbaths the Feast of Tabernacles. Jesus had Israel live in temporary booths during this feast, instilling in them; their lives were temporary and to expect their resurrection. See Ezekiel 37. Jesus was keeping the eighth annual Sabbath when He said 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.’ (Now He said this about the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were going to receive, for the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.) Earlier Jesus had said; (John 3:7-8; Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’ The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”)

    God’s set aside Sabbaths for His called people are for examining selves, meditate on present and reflect on God’s planned future.

      After Jesus’ resurrection He joined two men walking along discussing the events that had happened in Jerusalem. After listening and asking questions, Jesus 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? Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, He interpreted to them the things written about Himself in all the scriptures.” Luke 24:25-27)

     What a lesson that must have been. Not only did Jesus review, He interpreted the things written about Himself. He stated plainly that it was He, the sovereign Lord that had spoke through the prophets and that He was Israel’s Deliverer. This is the basic foundation Christians should wrap their minds around. A renunciation – apostasy of Jesus’ good news by imposters were camouflaging this truth. Jude and particularly Jesus’ apostles renounced people not teaching this Jesus. This cost all but John their lives and John was isolated to the island of Patmos. The apostasy is still in play throughout Christendom as they camouflage the real Jesus the sovereign Lord who gave the law and oracles to Israel through Moses.    

      (Isaiah 52:4-12; For this is what the sovereign Lord says: “In the beginning My people went to live temporarily in Egypt; Assyria oppressed them for no good reason, And now, what do we have here?” says the Lord. “Indeed My people have been carried away for nothing, those who rule over them taunt” says the Lord, “and My name is constantly slandered all day long. For this reason My people will know My name, for this reason they will know at that time that I am the One who says, ‘Here I am.’” How delightful it is to see approaching over the mountains the feet of a Messenger who announces peace, a Messenger who brings good news, who announces deliverance, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”)

      After God’s chosen ‘Jacob’s family’ turned to imaginary gods likening to their neighbors’ causing God to withdraw blessings, their captors taunted them about their God. They taunted with questions like, where is your God? But God’s promises are sure and the world will know when He returns, that He’s the One who says, “Here I Am.” He’s the Messenger bringing peace, good news and deliverance. He likely shared with the two travelers that He inspired Isaiah to write about His suffering, future return and good news.

    (Isaiah 52:13-15; Look, My servant will succeed! He will be elevated, lifted high, and greatly exalted. (just as many were horrified by the sight of you) He was so disfigured He no longer looked like a man; His form was so marred He no longer looked human so now (in the future) He will startle many nations. Kings will be shocked by His exaltation, for they will witness something unannounced to them, and they will understand something they had not heard about.)

    When Jesus returns, opens minds and brings peace this world’s nations are going to be shocked at His exaltation. Through Joshua, Jesus reminded the Israelites about His promises never failing and prophesied about their present and future because of disobedience He knew was coming.

    (Joshua 23:9-13; The Lord drove out from before you great and mighty nations; no one has been able to resist you to this very day. One of you makes a thousand run away, for the Lord your God fights for you as He promised you He would. Watch yourselves carefully! Love the Lord your God! But if you ever turn away and make alliances with these nations that remain near you, intermarry with them and establish friendly relations with them, know for certain that the Lord our God will no longer drive out these nations from before you. They will trap and ensnare you; they will be a whip that tears your sides and thorns that blind your eyes until you disappear from this good land the Lord your God gave you.)

    Followers of Jesus have Israel’s history for learning. We that love God are likened to these Israelites, ‘always tempted by the world’s system of things, those who do not know God. This world’s religion’s ensnares and blinds the eyes of many would be followers of Jesus. They condone demonic cultures and societies that are likened to Israel’s captors, the ungodly nations.

     In Jesus’ revelations to His apostle John and people whose minds He’s opened, He shares Satan’s past, his current influence on this world’s populations and their coming destruction. This world’s god is the same deceiving mixtures that influenced the nations God gave to His people.

    Satan provides many comfort zones to the divided world, manifesting himself and his followers as angels of light. Jesus gives us prophesies about him and his followers characteristics through His apostle Paul.

    (2Corinthians 4:1-6; Therefore since we have this ministry, just as God has shown us mercy, we do not become discouraged. But we have rejected shameful hidden deeds, not behaving with deceptiveness or distorting the word of God, but by open proclamation of the truth we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience before God. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing, among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe so they would not see the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves. but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the One who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.)

     God our Father gives a desire to know Him through His Son Jesus. As in every age and society, His truth through Paul’s message was hindered, (2Cor 11:12-15; “What I am doing I will continue to do, so that I may eliminate any opportunity for those who want a chance to be regarded as our equals in the things they boast about. For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions.)

    Paul’s corresponding Words, “Many will come in My name, saying I am He and deceive many.” See Matt 24: Jesus knows who will believe IN and who will not. Jesus’ apostle John recorded people’s actions and Jesus’ Words, demonstrating that fleshly people see but still don’t understand.

    (John 12:37-43; Although Jesus had performed so many miraculous signs before them, they still refused to believe IN Him, so that the word of Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled. Isaiah wrote, “Lord, who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” For this reason they could not believe, because again Isaiah said, “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, so that they would not see with their eyes and understand with their heart, and turn to Me, and I would heal them.

     Isaiah said these things because he saw Christ’s glory, and spoke about Him. Nevertheless, even among the rulers many believed IN Him, but because of the Pharisees they would not confess Jesus to be the Christ, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue. For, they loved praise from men more than praise from God.)

     It’s sad but true, fleshly characteristic in so many people Jesus reveals Himself to love the praise of people, family and others more than the praise of God.

     (John 12:44-50; But Jesus shouted out, The one who believes IN Me does not believe in Me, but in the One who sent Me, and the one who sees Me sees the One who sent Me. I have come as a Light into the world, so that everyone who believes IN Me should not remain in darkness. If anyone hears My words and does not obey them, I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. The one who rejects Me and does not accept My Words has a judge; the word I have spoken will judge him at the last day. For I have not spoken from My own authority, but the Father Himself who sent Me has commanded Me what I should say and what I should speak. And I know that His commandment is eternal life. Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told Me.)

     The seventh of seven Sabbaths, ‘Last Great Day’ foreshadows final judgment.   Many erroneously teach that peace on earth is coming through organization of men. Jesus taught, peace will only come after His way is implemented on earth, with His ruling Saints.

     (Matt 10:34-36; Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household.) When we practice Jesus’ Way we make ourselves the world’s enemy as Jesus and His apostles were!

     (Matt 10:37-39; Whoever loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And whoever does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life because of Me will find it.)

     Last day judgment is prophesied through Jesus’ prophets. In Jesus’ millennial reign on earth, Satan bound and Jesus’ glory manifested, many resurrected in the flesh will become Believers IN. At a point of The Father’s choosing, a second, physical resurrection and death to unbelievers is prophesied. Jesus revealed a second death four times in His revelations to John. See Rev 2:11, 20:6, 20:14 and let’s read;

    21:5-8; And the one seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new!” Then He said to me, “Write it down, because these words are reliable and true.” He also said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the water of life. The one who conquers will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.) Does this sound like immortality at birth?

Way revealed to Abraham, Moses & Jesus’ apostles, chapter 22

September 30th, 2020

To: In Home churches of God, God’s 7th month Tishrei 10, 5,781. 9/30/2020

    Apostasy is the renunciation of the faith our Lord’s brother Jude was compelled to write about. All but followers of Jesus had gone away from God long before Jesus came as the Light to call out a chosen spiritual people for His own and now Jude saw a renunciation of Jesus’ good news taking place in the church. Each apostle spoke of imposters attempting to lead people by manifesting themselves as angels of light, but Jude saw the making of a more camouflaged system. People changing times, twisting Jesus’ words, make Him out to be one opposed to the law and accepting paganism. Thus today the whole world looks to a pagan calendar. Jesus ask the question, ‘will He find faith on earth?’ (Luke 18:7-8; Won’t God give justice to His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night? Will He delay long to help them? I tell you, He will give them justice speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?“) So for the Elect’s sake He’ll cut time short. (Matt 24:22; And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the Elect those days will be cut short.)

    Remember many are called but few chosen. See Matt 22:14. Why would that be? Many reasons, but it’s also the reason God set aside particular times for worship and reflect on life’s purpose. Without Sabbaths all religions evolve to this world’s system of things.  

     By God’s calling and fathering people are born from above. By His fathering people become literal children, inherit eternal life and become heirs with Abraham through Jesus. His disciplines, His children are kept on His Potter’s wheel for training and shaping to the image of His Firstborn. Making His chosen people at one with Himself, even as Jesus is AT ONE and obedient to the will of His Father. When Jesus’ apostle Paul was coaching God’s church at Corinth about judging between themselves rather than taking one another to courts, he shared the following.

   (1Cor 6:2-3; Or do you not know that the Saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you not competent to settle trivial suits? Do you not know that we will judge angels? Why not ordinary matters?)

     When Jesus was creating angelic beings He and His Father were planning our physical and spiritual creations. His planning had purpose beyond our imagination. Making humankind in His likeness - image and ultimately in His spiritual likeness. He was designing His family to ultimately rule with Jesus.

    It’s shared in His Holy Word that about one third of His created angelic beings followed Lucifer’s rebellion. Seemingly the serpent, the old devil who became Lucifer, knew of God’s planning when he was tempting Eve to make a choice to be disobedient. Most of Satan’s lies do have a smattering of truth. Let’s review.

    (Gen 3:5; Satan said to Eve, for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will open and you will be like divine beings who know good and evil.) Satan knew knowledge concerning right, wrong, good and evil would only be through obedience to Creator Jesus’ Way. Satan knew mankind’s nature is such that a nature change would be necessary to be created in God’s spiritual likeness. He knew how to tempt people’s humanity, such as today’s clergy who decide for themselves and entice a following. Satan planned all along to present himself and his followers as angels of light, professing to follow God while actually following their own imaginations. On this subject God has the following to say through His prophet Isaiah.

     (Isaiah 41:21-29; Present your argument, says the Lord. Produce your evidence says Jacob’s king. Consider Israel’s king, who He fights for, spiritual Israelites? “Let them produce evidence! Let them tell us what will happen! Tell us about your earlier predictive oracles, so we may examine them and see how they were fulfilled. Or decree for us some future events! Predict how future events will turn out, so we might know you are gods. Yes, do something good or bad, so we might be frightened and in awe. Look, you are nothing, and your accomplishments are nonexistent; the one who chooses to worship you is disgusting. I have stirred up one out of the north and he advances, one from the eastern horizon who prays in My name. He steps on rulers as if they were clay, like a potter treading the clay.” Who decreed this from the beginning, so we could know? Who announced it ahead of time, so we could say, ‘He’s correct?’ Indeed, none of them decreed it! Indeed, none of them announced it! Indeed, no one heard You say anything!

    I first decreed to Zion, ‘Look, here’s what will happen!’ I sent a herald to Jerusalem. I look, but there is no one among them there is no one who serves as an adviser, that I might ask questions and receive answers. Look, all of them are nothing, their accomplishments are nonexistent; their metal images lack any real substance.)

    Like religions in this age, Israelites wanted to be popular with neighbor nations and be condoning toward their gods. God challenges unbelievers through Jeremiah likewise. Likewise today’s clergy saying “just believe and be saved.”

   (Jeremiah 7:1-7; The Lord said to Jeremiah: “Stand in the gate of the Lord’s temple and proclaim this message: ‘Listen, all you people of Judah who have passed through these gates to worship the Lord. Hear what the Lord has to say. The Lord God of Israel who rules over all says: Change the way you have been living and do what is right. If you do, I will allow you to continue to live in this land. Stop putting your confidence in the false belief that says, “We are safe! The temple of the Lord is here! The temple of the Lord is here! The temple of the Lord is here!” You must change the way you have been living and do what is right. You must treat one another fairly. Stop oppressing foreigners who live in your land, children who have lost their fathers, and women who have lost their husbands. Stop killing innocent people in this land. Stop paying allegiance to other gods. That will only bring about your ruin. If you stop doing these things, I will allow you to continue to live in this land which I gave to your ancestors as a lasting possession.

    (Jeremiah 7: 8-11; But just look at you! You are putting your confidence in a false belief that will not deliver you. You steal, You murder, You commit adultery, You lie when you swear on oath, You sacrifice to the god Baal. You pay allegiance to other gods whom you have not previously known. Then you come and stand in My presence in this temple I have claimed as My own and say, “We are safe!” You think you are so safe that you go on doing all those hateful sins! Do you think this temple I have claimed as My own is to be a hideout for robbers? You had better take note! I have seen for Myself what you have done! says the Lord.”)

    The first paragraph tells us why this world’s religions honor pagan times more than God’s Sabbaths.

      (Jer 7:12-15; So, go to the place in Shiloh where I allowed Myself to be worshiped in the early days. See what I did to it because of the wicked things My people Israel did. You also have done all these things, says the Lord, and I have spoken to you over and over again. But you have not listened! You have refused to respond when I called you to repent! So I will destroy this temple which I have claimed as My own, this temple that you are trusting to protect you. I will destroy this place that I gave to you and your ancestors, just like I destroyed Shiloh. And I will drive you out of My sight just like I drove out your relatives, the people of Israel.)

    As do various denominations today, the Israelites erroneously concluded, because the temple of God is here, we can worship gentile gods too.

   (Jeremiah 7:16-20; Then the Lord said, As for you, Jeremiah, do not pray for these people! Do not cry out to Me or petition Me on their behalf! Do not plead with Me to save them, because I will not listen to you. Do you see what they are doing in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? Children are gathering firewood, fathers are building fires with it, and women are mixing dough to bake cakes to offer to the goddess they call the Queen of Heaven. They are also pouring out drink offerings to other gods. They seem to do all this just to trouble Me. But I am not really the one being troubled! says the Lord. Rather they are bringing trouble on themselves to their own shame! So, the Lord God says, “My raging fury will be poured out on this land. It will be poured out on human beings and animals, on trees and crops. And it will burn like a fire which cannot be extinguished.”)

    Does this sound like activities in your community? God is speaking to any people attempting to worship Him while rejecting His Sabbaths. We’re warned that the uncalled will not listen, consider it.

    (Jer 7:21-26; The Lord said to the people of Judah, The Lord God of Israel who rules over all says: ‘You might as well go ahead and add the meat of your burnt offerings to that of the other sacrifices and eat it too! Consider this: When I spoke to your ancestors after I brought them out of Egypt, I did not merely give them commands about burnt offerings and sacrifices. I also explicitly commanded them: “Obey Me. If you do, I will be your God and you will be My people. Live exactly the way I tell you and things will go well with you.” But they did not listen to Me or pay any attention to Me. They followed the stubborn inclinations of their own wicked hearts. They acted worse and worse instead of better. From the time your ancestors departed the land of Egypt until now, I sent My servants the prophets to you again and again, day after day. But your ancestors did not listen to Me nor pay attention to Me. They became obstinate and were more wicked than even their own forefathers.’”)

      (Jer 7:27-29; Then the Lord said to me, “When you tell them all this, they will not listen to you. When you call out to them, they will not respond to you. So tell them: ‘This is a nation that has not obeyed the Lord their God and has not accepted correction. Faithfulness is nowhere to be found in it. These people do not even profess it anymore. So, mourn, you people of this nation. Cut off your hair and throw it away. Sing a song of mourning on the hilltops. For the Lord has decided to reject and forsake this generation that has provoked His wrath!’)

     (Jer 7:30-34; The Lord says, “I have rejected them because the people of Judah have done what I consider evil. They have set up their disgusting idols in the temple which I have claimed for My own and have defiled it. They have also built places of worship in a place called Topheth in the Valley of Ben Hinnom so that they can sacrifice their sons and daughters by fire. That is something I never commanded them to do! Indeed, it never even entered My mind to command such a thing! So, watch out!” says the Lord. “The time will soon come when people will no longer call those places Topheth or the Valley of Ben Hinnom. But they will call that valley the Valley of Slaughter and they will bury so many people in Topheth they will run out of room. Then the dead bodies of these people will be left on the ground for the birds and wild animals to eat. There will not be any survivors to scare them away. I will put an end to the sounds of joy and gladness, or the glad celebration of brides and grooms throughout the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem. For the whole land will become a desolate wasteland.”)

      The noun, Topheth is generally explained as an artificial formation of a word related to the Aramaic word for ‘cooking stove’ combined with the vowels for the word for ‘shame.’ Hence, Jewish piety viewed it as a very shameful act, one that was contrary to the law. See Lev 18:21; 20:2-6. Child sacrifice was practiced during the reigns of the wicked kings Ahaz, Manasseh and apparently during Jeremiah’s day. See 2 Kgs 16:3; 21:6; and Jer 32:35. Such wickedness was done in Egypt and even in Mexico in the previous century: originating from the demonic belief that people are born immortal.

    (2 Chron 28:1-4; Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for sixteen years in Jerusalem. He did not do what pleased the Lord, in contrast to his ancestor David. He followed in the footsteps of the kings of Israel; he also made images of the Baals. He offered sacrifices in the Valley of Ben Hinnom and passed his sons through the fire, a horrible sin practiced by the nations whom the Lord drove out before the Israelites. He offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.)

     The word translated hell is ‘Gehenna - geenna,’ a Greek transliteration of the Hebrew words ‘gehenna - Valley of Hinnom. This was the valley along the south side of Jerusalem. In Old Testament times it was used for human sacrifices to the pagan god Molech; See Jer 7:31; 19:5-6; 32:35, and it came to be used as a place where human excrement and rubbish were disposed and burned. In the intertestamental period, it came to be used symbolically as the place of divine punishment. See Ezra 7:36.

    Catholic and Protestant doctrine on hell, came from the evolution of translations from people with agenda’s and Satan’s lie, ‘God knows you won’t surely die.’ Holy Scripture teaches through Jesus’ apostles that eternal life is only gifted through, Jesus by promise.

     (John 10:34-39; Jesus answered, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, you are gods’? If those people to whom the word of God came were called ‘gods’ (and the scripture cannot be broken), do you say about the one whom the Father set apart and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I do not perform the deeds of My Father, do not believe Me. But if I do them, even if you do not believe Me, believe the deeds, so that you may come to know and understand that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me.” Then they attempted again to seize Him, but He escaped their clutches.”)

     Understanding the above concerns the meaning of Jesus’ quoting Ps 82:6. It is important to look at the Old Testament context: The whole line reads “I say; you are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you.” Jesus picks up on the term “sons of the Most High” in John 10:36, where he refers to Himself as the Son of God. The psalm was understood in rabbinic circles as an attack on unjust judges who, though they have been given the title ‘gods’ because of their quasi-divine function of exercising judgment, are just as mortal as other men. What is the argument here? It is often thought to be as follows: If it was an Old Testament practice to refer to men like the judges as gods, and that not blasphemy, why did the Jewish authorities object when this term was applied to Jesus?

    The reason the Old Testament judges could be called gods is because they were vehicles of the word of God. See John 10:35. Granting that premise, Jesus deserves much more than they to be called God. He is the Word incarnate, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world to save the world. See John 10:36. In light of the prologue to the Gospel of John, it seems this interpretation would have been most natural for the author.

      If it is permissible to call men ‘gods’ because they were the vehicles of the word of God, how much more permissible is it to use the word ‘God’ of Him who is the Word of God?

Way revealed to Abraham, Moses & Jesus’ apostles, chapter 21

September 29th, 2020

To: In Home churches of God, God’s 7th month, Tishrei 11, 5,881, 9/29/2020 

     Psalms 78: and Acts 7: are major text for the historical Christian foundation. They’re overviews of God’s dealings with His people, revealing that all fleshly minded people’s stubbornness toward God and why all must be born from above in order to inherit eternal live. A new nature must be implanted in each; why our loving Creator came to give His all, died as the sacrificial lamb so sins could be remitted.  

    Born from above followers of Jesus people are as foreigners in today’s world, much like Israelites were in Egypt. Followers of Jesus are in the world but not of the world, spiritual Israelites, Jesus’ heirs and Abraham’s descendents.

    The difference in old and new covenants are. (1) Under the old Israelites were under the guardianship of the law, a chosen people God called, blessed and fought for. (2) Under the new followers of Jesus are individually called out to be at one spiritually with God the Father and God the Son; Jesus’ gifted faith serves the desire to lovingly obey, gives knowledge of to whom belonging, know they’re spiritual Israelites, depend on His promises to save, deliver and mediate on their behalf.

    The Holy Scriptures define a believer as one to whom God’s spirit dwells, making each at ONE with God the Father and God the Son. That same miraculous Holy Spirit given through Jesus’ faith inspired Paul to share the following message with the Galatians and all Believers.   

     (Galatians 3:23-29; Now before faith came we were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners until the coming faith would be revealed. Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female – for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.) Being Abraham’s descendent and believing in Jesus makes one a spiritual Jew/Israelite. 

    God’s new covenant is defined in verses 23-29 above. People are still being called to this salvation, which is Jesus’ spirit imputed to the minds through being called to believe IN His good news. God gifted traditions are held on to by Jesus’ followers, because their the Way and times holy to God. Demonically led people changed God’s Sabbaths, named week days after pagan imaginary gods, these were of the same arrogant mindset as the lawless ones in each age. Unbelief and hostile minds causes folks to yield to Satan, his followers and personal intellect. Paul explained.

   (2Thess 3:1-5; Finally, pray for us, brothers and sisters, that the Lord’s message may spread quickly and be honored as in fact it was among you, and that we may be delivered from perverse and evil people. For not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. And we are confident about you in the Lord, that you are both doing – and will do – what we are commanding. Now may the Lord direct your hearts toward the love of God and the endurance of Christ.) The evil one is Satan, through his followers he leads folks to be perverse and make merchandise of others.

    (2Thess 3:6-15; But we command you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from any brother who lives an undisciplined life and not according to the tradition they received from us. For you know yourselves how you must imitate us, because we did not behave without discipline among you, and we did not eat anyone’s food without paying. Instead, in toil and drudgery we worked night and day in order not to burden any of you. It was not because we do not have that right, but to give ourselves as an example for you to imitate. For even when we were with you, we used to give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, neither should he eat. For we hear that some among you are living an undisciplined life, not doing their own work but meddling in the work of others. Now such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to work quietly and so provide their own food to eat. But you, brothers and sisters, do not grow weary in doing what is right. But if anyone does not obey our message through this letter, take note of him and do not associate closely with him, so that he may be ashamed. Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.)

    Traditions taught by Jesus’ apostles were holy to God, whether family structured or keeping holy times.

    (2Thess 3:16-18; Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you all. I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand, which is how I write in every letter. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.)

    Jesus apostles suffered for the cause of Christ as they were destined to do. They and all Jesus’ followers will have their reward when He returns. Jesus pointed out that it’s hard for lovers of the world’s way to convert and be saved.

    (Matt 19:23-30; Then Jesus said to His disciples, “I tell you the truth, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven! Again I say, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter into the kingdom of God.) Jesus isn‘t referring to a literal sewing needle, we’re given to understand; there was a place familiar to them where camel’s had trouble getting through.

    (The disciples were greatly astonished when they heard this and said, “then who can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and replied, “This is impossible for mere humans, but for God all things are possible.” Then Peter said to Him, “Look, we have left everything to follow You! What then will there be for us?” Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth; in the age when all things are renewed, when the Son of Man sits on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And whoever has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for My sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.)

    Unbelievers practice dictates of their fleshly mind as inspired by demonically led leaders. Such have been influencing people before and after the flood, inspiring the worshiping of the planets, images and people to whom they make heroes. As with followers of Jesus today, God chose Abraham and instructed him to go out from the world and live righteously before Him. Abraham obeyed, God, made promises to him and his descendents, which include today’s followers of Jesus. As Israelites, followers of Jesus are a set aside – sanctified people. A people being delivered, saved by loving grace, a people Jesus fights for as the word ‘Israel’ indicates.

    Through Moses Jesus delivered the Israelites from Egyptian bondage. That bondage is likened to the bondage of sin all people are born in. Jesus’ delivering Israel from Egyptian bondage partially fulfills His promise to Abraham. As God often plans, that deliverance was on the exact same day after 430 years. Promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, whose name God changed to Israel, includes spiritual Israelites. Israel’s history is for our learning. Everything Jesus dealt with concerning Israel looked forward to His coming, instituting a new covenant which included His sacrificing His own life’s blood for the remission of sins. Followers of Jesus are a people called to be spiritual Israelites. Like Israel, they’re a people God fights for. Set aside to live and practice God’s Way, from the gifted position of loving God’s point of view. A people looking forward to the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus, to bind Satan, destroy wickedness and make peace on earth. It’s the hope of every follower of Jesus.

    The most important thing Christians can ask for is, gifted Godly love. Paul wrote to fellow Christians in part. (Phil 2:4-8; Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well. You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had, who though He existed in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped, but emptied Himself by taking on the form of a slave, by looking like other men, and by sharing in human nature. He humbled Himself, by becoming obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross!)

     When people deciding for themselves what is right, wrong, good and evil they’re in fact, regarding themselves equal with God. Think themselves smarter than Satan. Jesus emptied Himself, yielded as a servant to God the Father and the people God gave Him. Not My will but Your will be done, was Jesus’ Way. It’s also The Way of God’s Elect, the called and chosen to be followers of Jesus.

     As we have learned from John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:15-20, Hebrews 1:1-4 and other text, Jesus was with God the Father when all things were being planned and created. It was He and His Father’s choosing that He come in the flesh, look like other men, humble Himself and take on the form of a slave. (Verse 5 of Philippians 2: in the King James translation reads, “let this mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus.”)

    A question to each called; can individuals choose to think like Jesus without being supernaturally gifted to do so? NO. So we should entertain, where does the desire to be like Jesus come from? Where does an attitude like Jesus’ and the desire to be at one with Him come from? These come from God’s FIRST loving us! From being chosen and called by God the Father to be at one with Himself and God the Son.

    On that Passover evening when Jesus knew He was going to be arrested, persecuted and killed; His prayer to His Father was, “Your will must be done.” (Matt 26:42; He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will must be done.”

    All blood sacrifices commanded in temple services pointed to, looked forward to, our Creator Jesus’ own blood sacrifice for the sins of the world. All Jesus’ activities, past, present and future, were preplanned from the foundation of the world!

    God’s ultimate plan is to make a called chosen people spiritually at one with Himself. Seemingly this was known by His created angelic beings, including the one who became the rebellious Satan. Perhaps it was jealously that caused Lucifer’s rebellion.