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.