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The Way 2 Eternal Life, revealed to Moses, prophets and apostles, chapter 15

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

10/31/17, God’s 8th month, Cheshvan 11, 5778 until sunset. To 7,019 in resident churches; individuals God is making temples of His Holy Spirit.

     Keep in mind; Jesus and His apostles were Not writing to unbelievers but to Believers IN, “to a people overcoming the flesh inherited from Adam and the devil‘s lies.”

       (1 John 4:4-6; You ‘Christians’ are from God, little children and have conquered them, (people loving this world’s system of things) because the one who is IN you is greater than the one who is in the world. They (people loving this world’s system) are from the world; therefore they speak from the world’s perspective and the world listens to them. (6) We “Christians” are from God; the person who knows God listens to us, but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit.”) If God’s Holy Spirit were an equal deity with God the Father and God the Son; “each apostle must apologize for not including it in their salutations.”

       Jesus’ apostle John is saying that Believers IN are spirit led to recognize and respond to truths! Unbelievers scoff at God’s truth. Believers IN need to constantly remind our selves that; ‘we aren’t greater than our Master.’ “If the world persecuted Jesus they will persecute His followers.” (From this world’s PERSPECTIVE, “Jesus is as they imagine Him to be” NOT as He manifest Himself to be.) What’s Jesus’ perspective about the things this world loves?

       Christians love neighbors and especially fellow Christians, “because the love of God is miraculously spread abroad in our hearts.” NOT because Jesus’ commanded saying, “love your neighbor.” But because we are imputed with, ‘gifted with’ Godly love for one another. (Gifted with a yielding mind that makes Jesus Lord of our lives.) As such, loving enemies, “as Jesus loved us when we were unbelievers.” (Jesus didn’t love our unbelieving ways, “but us.”) Consider Jesus’ apostle Paul’s explanation to the Romans and us.

       (Romans 5:1-4; “Therefore, since we, ’Believers’ have been declared righteous by “Jesus’” faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have also obtained access by “His” faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of God’s glory. (3) 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.”)

       Being led to Recognize and overcome the devil’s temptations is for our good! Recognizing and overcoming the pulls of the flesh “produces endurance, character and hope!” The apostle John continues to explain this special gifted Godly love.

       (1 John 4:7-10; Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God. The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. (9) By this the love of God is REVEALED IN us: that God has sent His one and only Son into the world so that we may live through Him. (10) In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.”)

       Paul is not speaking of fleshly inherited instinctive love, “as natural love parents have for their children” but God gifted love that’s able to love impartially. Pharisee minded persons attempt to love God from within their fleshly inherited nature, “thus, they do and give for self serving reasons.” Work to attain! If this were possible people could boast of having gained salvation by works. (Godly love is ONLY attained through and by a miraculous gifted nature change, ‘a fathering.’) Jesus referred to this change as being, “born from above.” Fleshly minded people cannot love in Godly fashion. Paul explained, “nor can they comprehend Godly love.”

       (1 John 4:11-14; Dear friends, if God so loved us, then we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God “the Father” at any time. If we love one another, God resides in us and His love is perfected IN US. (13) By this we know that we reside IN God and He IN US: in that He has given us of His Spirit ‘His nature.’ And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.”)

     By the authority of God’s Word, “we know unbelieving people’s love claim” is instinctively fleshly. We know people calling Jesus Lord, “doesn’t make Him their Lord.” NOT everyone confessing that Jesus is the Son of God, believes He is Creator, Re-creator, Sustainer, Mediator and coming king of kings. The spiritual key is in verses 16 and 17 below.

       (1 John 4:15-19; “If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God resides in Him and He in God. (16) And we have come to KNOW and to believe the love that God has in us. God is love and the one who resides in love resides in God and God resides in him. (17) By this love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, because just as Jesus is, so also are we in this world. (18) There is no fear in “Godly” love, but ‘His’ perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears punishment has not been perfected in love. (19) We love because He loved us first.”) verse 19 should read; “We love God and one another because He loved us first.”

        (In verse 19 above, no object is supplied for the verb ‘love’ (the author with his propensity for obscurity has left it to the readers to supply the object). The obvious objects that could be supplied from the context are either God himself or other believers (the brethren.) It may well be that John has both in mind at this point; the statement is general enough to cover both alternatives, although the following verse puts more emphasis on “love for the brethren.”) A better understanding of verses 15 & 16 is apparent when we consider them one sentence. (“LOVE’S meaning” in John’s text, is Godly Love.)

      The love chapter in God’s Word is, “1 Corinthians 13:” The King James Translators used the word “charity” which in modern English means “giving.” The love John is expressing is, “a giving of self love.” Giving over one’s self to another. THIS is what Jesus did. He gave Himself because He loves us.

       (1 John 4:20-5:4; “If anyone says “I love God” and yet hates his fellow Christian, he is a liar, because the one who does not love his fellow Christian whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. (21) And the commandment we have from Him is this: that the one who loves God should love his fellow Christian too. (5:1) Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been fathered by God, and everyone who loves the Father loves the child fathered by Him. (5:2) By this we know that we love the children of God: whenever we love God and obey His commandments. (5:3) For this is the love of God: that we keep His commandments. And His commandments do not weigh us down, (5:4) because everyone who has been fathered by God conquers the world.”) ‘Hate’ in verse 20 is better translated ‘love less by comparison.’ According to John, ‘obeying God’s commandments and loving fellow Believers is necessary.’

       This gifted understanding teaches us why we must love our enemy. Our and God’s enemies are those deceived by the devil and his accomplices. They do according to their inherited and learned belief systems. Believers are led to obey God’s commandments because we know they are given from Godly Love. They reveal the goodness of Godly love.

       (1 John 5:4-8; “This is the conquering power that has conquered the world: our faith.” Now who is the person who has conquered the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? (6) Jesus Christ is the One who came by water and blood – not by the water only, but by the water and the blood. And the “His” spirit is the one who testifies, because the “His” spirit is the truth. (7) For there are three that testify, the spirit, the water and the blood, and these three are in agreement.”)

       THE King James Version contains an additional verse between verse 7 and 8. (The added verse in the King James was not present in the original Greek manuscripts. The following commentary explains. “Six Greek manuscripts introduce a gloss (an addition to the text not found in other manuscripts, which the advanced King James translates as, (in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.) IF these added King James words hold prominent in your mind, consider that this is the only place in the New Testament where the holy spirit is identified as a person or deity.

Skip the next five paragraphs unless you have a scholarly propensity. 

    The proponents of this addition are primarily Catholics, who wanted to sell their trinity doctrine. This is one of the errors Martin Luther did not find. FOR YOU who want scholarly evidence, the following is from the Net Bible translators.

      This reading, the infamous Comma Johanneum, (known as the trinity doctrine) has been known in the English-speaking world through the King James translation. However, the evidence – both external and internal – is decidedly against its authenticity. For a detailed discussion, see TCGNT 647-49. Our discussion will briefly address the external evidence. This longer reading is found only in nine late manuscripts; four of which have the words in a marginal note. Most of these manuscripts (221 2318 [18th century] {2473 [dated 1634]} and [with minor variations] 61 88 429 629 636 918) originate from the 16th century; the earliest manuscripts, codex 221 (10th century) includes the reading in a marginal note, added sometime after the original composition. The oldest manuscripts with the Comma in its text is from the 14th century (629), but the wording here departs from all the other manuscripts in several places. The next oldest manuscripts on behalf of the Comma, 88 (12th century) 429 (14th) 636 (15th), also have the reading only as a marginal note (v.l.). The remaining manuscripts are from the 16th to 18th centuries. Thus, there is NO sure evidence of this reading in any Greek manuscript until the 14th century (629), and that manuscript deviates from all others in its wording; the wording that matches what is found in the translation was apparently composed after Erasmus’ Greek New Testament was published in 1516. Indeed, the Comma appears in no Greek witness of any kind (either manuscript, patristic, or Greek translation of some other version) until A.D. 1215 (in a Greek translation of the Acts of the Lateran Council, a work originally written in Latin). This is all the more significant since many a Greek Father would have loved such a reading, for it so succinctly affirms the doctrine of the Trinity. The reading seems to have arisen in a 4th century Latin homily in which the text was allegorized to refer to members of the Trinity. From there, it made its way into copies of the Latin Vulgate, the text used by the Roman Catholic Church.

       The Trinitarian formula (known as the Comma Johanneum) made its way into the third edition of Erasmus’ Greek New Testament (1522) because of pressure from the Catholic Church. After his first edition appeared, there arose such a furor over the absence of the Comma that Erasmus needed to defend himself. He argued that he did not put in the Comma because he found no Greek manuscript that included it. Once one was produced (codex 61, written in ca. 1520), Erasmus apparently felt obliged to include the reading. He became aware of this manuscript sometime between May of 1520 and September of 1521. In his annotations to his third edition he does not protest the rendering now in his text, as though it were made to order; but he does defend himself from the charge of indolence, noting that he had taken care to find whatever manuscripts he could for the production of his text. In the final analysis, Erasmus probably altered the text because of politico-theologico-economic concerns: He did not want his reputation ruined, nor his Novum Instrumentum to go unsold. Modern advocates of the Trinity and King James Version generally argue for the inclusion of the Comma Johanneum “trinity doctrine) on the basis of heretical motivation by scribes who did not include it. But these same scribes elsewhere include thoroughly orthodox readings – even in places where the Trinity /Byzantine manuscripts lack them. Further, these advocates argue theologically from the position of divine preservation: Since this verse is in the Trinity, it must be original. (Of course, this approach is circular, presupposing as it does that the Trinity is in the original text.)

        In reality, the issue is history, not heresy: How can one argue that the Comma Johanneum goes back to the original text yet does not appear until the 14th century in any Greek manuscript (and that form is significantly different from what is printed in the Trinity; the wording of the Trinity is not found in any Greek manuscript until the 16th century)? Such a stance does not do justice to the gospel:

      Faith must be rooted in history. Significantly, the German translation of Luther was based on Erasmus’ second edition (1519) and lacked the Comma. “trinity doctrine” But the King James Version translators, basing their work principally on Theodore Beza’s 10th edition of the Greek New Testament (1598), a work which itself was fundamentally based on Erasmus’ third and later editions (and Stephanus’ editions), popularized the Comma “trinity doctrine” for the English-speaking world. Thus, the Comma Johanneum has been a battleground for English-speaking Christians more than for others.

       Satan is the Author of confusion: John, Peter and Jude testify that “false prophets brought in confusion with their teaching.” The holy spirit sent from God to dwell in people is the spirit of truth that dwells in Believers IN. (If an individual deity; multiplies it’s self many thousands of times in people were the case, “individual people would cease to be as individuals.)

       Why did Catholics want to sell this trinity lie? It fits their supposition that Peter was the first pope and power transferring from pope to pope. So they attempt to sell the world on the idea that they have power to put people in the church, make people saints and the like. All of which are contrary to Jesus’ and His apostles teaching. REMEMBER, if one lie is incorporated into one’s belief system; more lies must be believed to support the first. Let’s pray for God’s revelations to our minds.

       (1 John 5:9-12; “If we accept the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, because this is the testimony of God that He has testified concerning His Son. (10) (The one who believes IN the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed IN the testimony that God has testified concerning His Son.) (11) And this is the testimony: God has given US “we Believers INeternal life, and this life is IN His Son. (12) The one who has the Son has THIS eternal life; the one who does not have the Son of God does not have this eternal life.”) Truth is all about believing IN Jesus as He manifest Himself to be in His ORIGINAL holy inspired scriptures.

The Way 2 Eternal Life, revealed to Moses, prophets and apostles, chapter 14

Monday, October 30th, 2017

10/30/17, God’s 8th month, Cheshvan 10, 5778 until sunset. To 6,992 in resident churches; individuals God is making temples of His Holy Spirit.

   : Heavenly Father: thank You for revelations, revealing Yourself and Son Jesus. Lead us and grant a yielding spirit, is our prayer in Jesus’ holy name. AMEN

      In our last study we reviewed Jesus’ introduction, “His characterization” of His spirit, How called believers become recipients, thus “born from above” and that result. John recorded Jesus saying; that we must believe that He is the Christ, sent by God the Father; (believe in the two) that we must repent for having lived the way that seemed right to our fleshly nature and “be born again” in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. He explained the mystery, saying; (“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.”) More so Jesus explained HOW God the Father showed His love for this world’s people.

     (John 3:16-18; “For this is the WAY God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes IN Him will not perish but have ETERNAL life.” For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through Him. (18) The one who believes IN Him is not condemned. The one who does NOT believe has been condemned already, because he has not believed IN the name of the one and only Son of God.)

      To believe IN is to accept Jesus as He manifest Himself to be in the holy scriptures. (Review Colossians 1:15-20, John 1:1-5 and Hebrews 1:1-4) We must abandon what seems right to our fleshly intellect and accept God’s Word regarding what’s right, wrong, good and evil. Considering Jesus’ spirit revealed Words, we naturally ponder, “how can any individual not subscribe to the whole Word of God?” (How can one still think they were born immortal “live forever someplace - heaven or hell?) His holy book tells us how! (Simply put, believe in one or more demonic lie!) But it’s deeper than that.

       All people have inherited Adam and Eve’s lawless ’sin’ nature: All naturally desire things be their way! UNTIL God the Father reveals God the Son! UNTIL it’s revealed to our minds through His spirit that our inherited from Adam nature must die. How does that come about? Through God’s supernatural revelation. Through John He reveals that mind opening spirit is likened to the wind. We neither know where it came from nor where it went. Thus, God’s holy spirit recipients are those God predestined to be His children and heirs with faithful Abraham. A people whose fleshly outlook God miraculously changes to a spiritual outlook. We can no more choose to be fathered by God, than we could have chosen our parents. Through His apostle Paul, Jesus put His spot light on the subject.

       (Romans 8:5-14; “For those who live according to the flesh have their outlook shaped by the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their outlook shaped by the things of the Spirit. For the outlook of the ‘inherited’ flesh is death, but the outlook of the ‘gifted’ Spirit is life and peace, because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so. (8) Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. (You, ‘Christians’ however, are NOT in the flesh but IN the Spirit, IF indeed the Spirit of God lives in you.) Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, this person does not belong to Him. (10) But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, but the SPIRIT IS YOUR LIFE, because of ‘Jesus’’ righteousness. 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. (12) 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. (14) For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God.”) God’s gifted holy spirit makes for an outlook and the gift of immortality.

      Professing Christian teachers don’t seem to understand “that living obediently as Jesus did, causes hatred from this world’s unbelieving demonically led populations. (Jesus said; “if they hated Me, they will hate you.”)

      (1 John 3:13-17; “Therefore do not be surprised, brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. We know that we have crossed over from death to life because we love our fellow Christians. The one who does not love remains in death. (15) Everyone who hates his fellow Christian is a murderer and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him. We have come to know love by this: that Jesus laid down His life for us; thus we ought to lay down our lives for our fellow Christians. (17) But whoever has the world’s possessions and sees his fellow Christian in need and shuts off his compassion against him, how can the love of God reside in such a person?”)

       In this present latter age, “we are blessed indeed if we are able to have communication with another Believer IN.” We Believers IN are a scattered people and need to pray for a faith like that gifted to Abraham; “who went out not knowing where to, but believing IN God.”

       (1 John 3:18-24; “Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue but in deed and truth. And by this we will know that we are of the truth and will convince our conscience in His presence, that if our conscience condemns us, that God is greater than our conscience and knows all things. (21) Dear friends, if our conscience does not condemn us, we have confidence in the presence of God and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we KEEP His commandments and DO the things that are pleasing to Him. Now this is His commandment: that we BELIEVE IN the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as He gave us the commandment. (24) And the person who keeps His commandments resides in God, and God in him. Now by this we KNOW that God resides in us: by the Spirit He has given us.”) We can’t conjure His spirit up, we can’t ‘of ourselves’ study it up, “by grace we are saved from the result of our inherited nature!)

      That gifting of God’s spirit is, “likened to the wind” individualized to it’s recipient when God imputes it, “when He fathers His child.” Regarding words like, “begotten” “born again” born from above and “fathered” the fleshly mind thinks fleshly. The spiritually gifted mind thinks spiritual. The fleshly mind tends to think, “letter of the law, when the word, “keep” is used. Prone to think characteristically like the Pharisees in their fleshly nature. (Believers IN are led to worship the giver of the law out of a gifted love for Him.) Believers IN are given to understand that God is love and “His commandments are given to teach us how to love.” “When born from above, “God’s spirit of love teaches His spiritual intent of His laws.”

       The holy spirit teaches how to use the letter of the law, “when dealing with our elementary children and unconverted adults.” Governments must use the letter of the laws they pass, “because the unconverted citizens aren’t likely to think, “spiritual intents.” Unconverted adults are like children relative to law. (Laws, whether governmental or God’s ten commandments are as schoolmasters, “guardians” until a love of their intent is imputed to the mind. (From this perspective, Believers IN live by faith in God and love for one another as gifted by Him.) WHEN the law giver, ‘Jesus’ is revealed and we submit to Him; “we become AT ONE with Him.” We are spiritually led to love what He loves and hate what He hates.

      (Galatians 3:23-29; “Now before ‘Jesus’ faith came ‘to our minds’ 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, ‘is revealed’ so that we could be declared righteous by ‘Jesus’ faith. But now that ‘Jesus’ faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. (26) 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. (28) 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. (29) And if you BELONG to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”)

      Review Jesus’ promises to Abraham and Jesus’ promises to those who obey Him. (The promise is eternal life to Believers IN, restoration of lands to Israel and much more.)

      (1 John 4:1-3; “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. (2) By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses Jesus as the Christ who has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God and this is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming, and now is already in the world.”)

       The MANY are false! ALL professing Christians say Jesus came in the flesh, but few say He is the Messiah, ‘Christ’ Moses and the prophets said would come to rule and bring peace. Few believe IN His message “to the point of obedience.” Luke recorded Jesus saying; (“Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do what I tell you? “Everyone who comes to Me and listens to My Words and puts them into practice – I will show you what he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep, and laid the foundation on bedrock. When a flood came, the river burst against that house but could not shake it, because it had been well built. (49) But the person who hears and does not put My Words into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst against that house, it collapsed immediately, and was utterly destroyed!” Luke 6:47-49)

       Saying Jesus was born of a virgin and not believe IN His message is likened to building on sand. Believe IN and obey His message is likened to having a firm foundation. (It’s prophesied, “many are deceived by Satan, his followers and miracle workers presenting false doctrines, because they do not know and obey Jesus’ message.)

Primarily there are two spirits. The spirit of truth and the spirit of error. The spirit of truth comes through the gifting of spiritual revelations about God the Father and God the Son. The world cannot comprehend this. (Jesus said; “I no longer call you slaves because the slave does not understand what His master is doing. But I have called you “followers of Me” friends, because I have REVEALED to you everything I heard from My Father. You did not choose Me, but I CHOSE you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that remains, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name ’nature’ He will give you. (17) This I command you – to love one another.” John 15:15-17)

      The spirit of error cannot understand the awesomeness of God to preplan things to the end. Consider Jesus’ apostle Paul’s understanding.

      (Ephesians 1:3-14; “Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. For He CHOSE us in Christ BEFORE the foundation of the world that we may be holy and unblemished in His sight in love. (5) He did this by predestining us to adoption as His Sons through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure of His will – to the praise of the glory of His grace that He has freely bestowed on us in His dearly loved Son. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace that He lavished on us in all wisdom and insight. (9) He did this when He REVEALED to us the secret of His will, according to His good pleasure that He set forth in Christ, toward the administration of the fullness of the times, to head up all things in Christ – the things in heaven and the things on earth. (11) In Christ we too have been claimed as God’s OWN possession, since we were PREDESTINED according to the one purpose of Him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of His will so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, would be to the praise of His glory. And when you heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation) – when you believed IN Christ – you were marked with the SEAL of the promised Holy Spirit, who is the down payment of our INHERITANCE, until the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory. ) Re-study; compare John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:15-20 and

The way 2 Eternal Life, revealed to Moses, prophets and apostles, chapter 13

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

10/28/17, God’s 8th month, Cheshvan 8, 5778 until sunset. To 6,971 in resident churches; individuals God is making temples of His Holy Spirit.

     Called out people have a responsibility to meditate on and prove God’s Way; thus work out our own salvation with reverence. Such isn’t really our own, but His. When we error He will do the correcting if we continue trusting Him only. Jesus’ apostle Paul said as much.

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

      (1 Peter 5:8-11;“Be sober and alert. Your enemy the devil, like a roaring lion, is on the prowl looking for someone to devour-‘deceive.’ Resist him, strong in your faith, because you know that your brothers and sisters throughout the world are enduring the same kinds of suffering. And, after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace who CALLED you TO His eternal glory in Christ will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To Him belongs the power forever. Amen.”)

       Expressing his love for called out people, the apostle Paul wrote.

     (2 Corinthians 11:12-15; “What I am doing I will continue to do, so that I may eliminate any opportunity for those who want a CHANGE to be regarded as our ‘we apostles’ EQUALS in the things they, ’who aren’t called’ 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.”)

       Denominational religions attempt to discount the reality of Satan: naturally this is what Satan desires. Jesus demonstrated His power over Satan when He overcame the devil’s temptations and then also gave His disciples powers over him.

      (Luke 10:17-20;“Then the seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in Your name!” So JESUS said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Look, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions and on the full force of the enemy and nothing will hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names stand written in heaven.”)

      Jesus likens snakes, scorpions and the enemy “Satan” as evil spirits. Study Isaiah 14: in the context of this New Covenant teaching. Many biblical scholars attempt to twist Isaiah’s message, seemingly not aware of Jesus’ teaching about the devil.

      Jesus’ apostle John’s message includes his knowledge of Jesus’ righteousness, Jesus’ return and how those fathered by God should live.

      (1 John 2:28-29; “And now, little children, remain in Him, so that when He appears we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame when He comes back. IF you KNOW that He is righteous, you also KNOW that everyone who practices righteousness has been fathered by Him.”) King James Translation uses the word “begotten” rather than “fathered.” When a person is “born from above” “born again” “fathered” they are imputed with God’s spirit. Thus, become a chosen spiritual child of God.

      God’s spirit does not possess, “as in taking charge” but teaches, giving understanding, strength and revelations. (Gives the opportunity to grow and overcome through believing IN faith by the grace of God.)

      Jesus explains through His apostle Paul, what Believers IN grows to. (Galatians 5:22-36; “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also behave in accordance with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, being jealous of one another.”)

     CRUCIFY FLESH? The holy spirit reveals that we are born selfish, carnal minded, sinful - fleshly. (God’s calling reveals a recognition of our fleshly nature, leads us to despise what we see and gives us a desire to turn from that natural fleshly way. That’s REPENTANCE! (Genuine repentance is a gifted compulsion to turn from the fleshly way to God’s Way.) Gifted desire to go out from the world “as Abraham was led to do.“ God reveals to the repentant mind.

      (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.”) It’s not from seeking out a suitable denomination nor trusting one’s own intellect, “it’s looking to God for revelations.”

       Writing to the called WHO HAVE repented, John continues. (1 John 3:1-3; (See what sort of love the Father has given to us: that we should be called God’s children – and indeed we are! For this reason the world DOES NOT KNOW US: because the world did not know Him. (Dear Friends: we are God’s children NOW, and what we will be has not yet been REVEALED. We know that whenever it is revealed we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope focused on Him, PURIFYING himself, just as Jesus is pure.)

       (This gifted HOPE is more than a human wish. It is an inner compulsion driven by a love of His Way.?) A supernaturally changed nature “changes our practice way of living.”

       (1 John 3:4; “Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; indeed, sin is lawlessness.”) Some professing Christians think, because Jesus fulfilled the law, we live above the law. NO. Believers IN, keep the spiritual intent of the law out of a love for the law giver. Not the letter of the law, as in worshiping the law! A Pharisee problem and why Jesus corrected them.

       (1 John 3:5-6; “And you know that Jesus was “IS” revealed to take away sins and in Him there is no sin. Everyone who RESIDES IN HIM does not “practice” sin; everyone who “practices” sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.”) “DOES NOT SIN.” Should be translated, “DOES NOT PRACTICE SIN.” See 1 John 3:4 above, “The practice of sin is practicing lawlessness.” The CONVERTED, “born from above” “fathered” “gifted to believe IN” people do not practice sin knowingly.

       As stated earlier; “God’s spirit does not possess “as in control.” (God’s spirit leads, as in giving us with His desire to overcome our fleshly nature we inherited.) Thus the repetitive teaching at Revelations 3: “he that overcomes to the end, shall be saved.”

      (NOW, if we are Believers IN God and still want to call ourselves sinners, OK.) However John is saying that Believers IN “Christians” who stop practicing lawlessness toward God aren’t considered sinners by God. If we believe IN God and have genuinely turned, “we are at one of His Saints.”

       (1 John 3:7-8; “Little children, let no one deceive you: The one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as Jesus is righteous. The one who practices sin is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was revealed: to destroy the works of the devil.”)

      (Jesus’ calling is the revealing of Himself to a person!) Jesus reveals Himself to our minds, so we think of Him as He is manifested to be by the prophets, Himself and His apostles. We are led to overcome the works of the devil when Jesus is revealed and we turn.

      (1 John 3:9-10; “Everyone who has been fathered by God does NOT practice sin, because God’s seed resides IN him, and thus he is NOT able to “PRACTICE” sin, because he has been fathered by God. (10) By this the children of God and the children of the devil are revealed: Everyone who does NOT practice righteousness – the one who does NOT love his fellow Christian – is not of God.”) A paradox in this age is; “many Believers IN - Christians, aren’t acquainted with another person of like mind.” We find ourselves to be in a situation likened to Abraham and Sarah’s.

      (1 John 3:11; “For this is the gospel message that you have heard from the beginning: that we should love one another, not like Cain who was of the evil one and brutally murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his deeds were evil, but his brother’s were righteous.”) So we should understand. “from the beginning, “unbelievers despise Believers.” The jealous spirit of the devil entered Cain. (Satan is the jealous evil one that rebelled against his Creator, and is still fighting against Him.) Satan’s influence fills this world, God permits it for His purposes; “one being that our overcoming demonic influences is for our ultimate overall good.”

      From the beginning blood sacrifices foreshadowed Jesus’ shed blood for the remission of the sins of the world. Cain thought to himself that God should be pleased with his vegetables sacrifice. (God was not pleased by Cain’s altering His blood sacrifice Way.) Abel obeyed, making a blood sacrifice pleasing to his Creator. Cain practiced sin! His jealously of his brother was sin and murder the sin result. Why does the apostle John use this metaphor.? For our learning. Human nature has not changed. We were all born with a nature likened to Cain’s, Solomon’s etc.

       Thinking fleshly, Nicodemus was confused about Jesus’ statement, “you must be born again” and ask Jesus; how can this be? Jesus replied, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter his mother’s womb and be born a second time, can he?” (5) Jesus answered, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born of water and spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’ (8) 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.” John 3:3-8) (AS THE WIND BLOWS so is everyone that is born of the spirit.)

       WHO is in control? God’s calling is according to His timing and purpose! The imputation of God’s spirit to a person is likened to the wind. We don’t understand how it arrived.

     (John 3:9-14; Nicodemus replied, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you don’t understand these things? I tell you the solemn truth, we speak about what we know and testify about what we have seen, but you people do not accept our testimony. If I have told you people about earthly things and you don’t believe, how will you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? (13) (No one has ascended into heaven except the ONE who descended from heaven – the Son of Man.) (14) Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who BELIEVES IN Him may have ETERNAL LIFE.”) Jesus was resurrected and ascended to the right hand of God the Father, so that everyone gifted to believe IN Him, MAY HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. No one has ever been born with immortality. Believers IN God do not practice sin knowingly.

The Way 2 Eternal Life, revealed to Moses, prophets and apostles, chapter 12

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

10/25/17, God’s 8th month, Cheshvan 5, 5778 until sunset. To 6,903 in resident churches; individuals God is making temples of His Holy Spirit.

       What is Jesus and each apostle’s primary warning to Believers IN? “Watch out for false teachers coming in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are voracious wolves.” At Matt 7:15; Jesus is saying that the many will be as wolves. He uses a metaphor here to point out that these false prophets appear to be one thing, but in reality they are something quite different and dangerous. Understand; “these many aren’t necessarily purposely false teachers” but themselves deceived. How are they so successful? (1) A deceived person doesn’t know they are. If they knew they were, they would be purposely evil as is the devil. (2) We must conclude that deceptions are the devil’s work and people teaching erroneous doctrines knowingly or unknowingly are tools of the devil. So called science, education and entertainment play into Satan’s purpose, “which is to cause unbelief” throughout the world. Satan understands how to appeal to the natural self serving nature we inherited from Adam. (Generally speaking, the things that seem good to our fleshly nature are wrong because we are instinctively self serving individuals.) How true the proverb, “There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way that leads to death.” Prov 14:12)

      The false doctrine Satan originated, “that people are born immortal” appeals to the flesh. Immortality being God gifted doesn’t appeal, because then conformity to His Way would be in order. Consider the natural fleshly preferences of belief; “when a parent loses a young child to death.” (1) (God will resurrect the child to physical life in His timing. or (2) The child went to heaven to be with the angels and you will be joined one day.) The latter is absolutely more appealing to the fleshly nature and is rooted to Satan’s first lie.

      The pagans worshipers of Molech practiced a form of the demonic belief, “everyone is born immortal, born to live forever someplace.” Such demonic belief caused the pagans to sacrifice their children in the heated arms of an image. Thinking such an ultimate sacrifice was a gift to their god. Today the teaching that, “everyone is born with an immortal soul “separate from your being” that lives forever someplace is just as pagan.

       Jesus had Moses write: “You must not give any of your children as an offering to Molech, so that you do not profane the name of your God. I am the Lord!” Lev 18:21) God removed many of these pagan people groups and gave the lands to Israelites. The foundation of such immortality beliefs derives from Satan’s first lie. (Review Genesis 3:)

       (Lev 20:1-5; The Lord spoke to Moses: “You are to say to the Israelites, ‘Any man from the Israelites or from the foreigners who reside in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech must be put to death; the people of the land must pelt him with stones. I Myself will set My face against that man and cut him off from the midst of his people, because he has given some of his children to Molech and thereby defiled My sanctuary and profaned My holy name. (4) If, however, the people of the land shut their eyes to that man when he gives some of his children to Molech so that they do not put him to death, I Myself will set My face against that man and his clan. I will cut off from the midst of their people both him and all who follow after him in spiritual prostitution, to commit prostitution by worshiping Molech.”) How important is it to practice God’s truth? Any person or people group practicing any form of paganism, are in fact committing spiritual prostitution. But the deceived don’t know they are! And God’s mercy is promised.

      Jesus and His apostles teach “immortality is gifted through the life giver, ‘Jesus.’”

      (1 John 2:22-23; “Who is the liar but the person who denies that Jesus is The Christ? This one is the antichrist: the person who denies the Father and the Son. (23) Everyone who denies the Son does not have the Father either. The person who confesses the Son has the Father also.”) The spiritually gifted called UNDERSTAND: “Jesus is The Christ as defined in John’s gospel at John 1:1-5; “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. The Word was with God in the beginning. All things were created by Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created. In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.”) The above five verses does not characterize THE JESUS this world’s Christian denominations teach.

      (1 John 2:24-25; “As for you, what you have heard from the beginning MUST remain in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. Now this IS the promise that He Himself made to us: eternal life.”) MARK recorded a conversation.

      (Mark 10:28-31; “Peter began to speak to Jesus, “Look, we have left everything to follow You!” Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, there is no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for MY sake and for the SAKE of the gospel who will not receive in this age a hundred times as much – homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, fields, all with persecutions – and in the AGE TO COME eternal life. (31) But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”) This and the age to come, includes Jesus’ millennial reign on earth.

      (1 John 2:26-27; “These things I have written to you about THOSE who are trying to DECEIVE you. Now as for you, the anointing that you received from Him RESIDES in you and you have no need for anyone to teach you. But as His anointing teaches you about all things, it is true and is not a lie. Just as THE ANOITING has taught you, you reside in Him, “Jesus.”)

      “ALL who do not teach that ETERNAL LIFE is a gift from God the Father through Jesus the Son are antichrist!”

        (John 3:14-15. “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes IN Him may have eternal life.”)

       (John 6:53-54; “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.) Believing IN Jesus is to live in Him. JESUS is metaphorically speaking and Quoting from Deut 8:3; Jesus told the devil. “It is written, ‘Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matt 4:4) The spirit of Jesus residing in, makes us AT ONE with Him.

      (John 14:15-21; “If you love Me, you will obey My commandments. Then I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be with you forever – the Spirit of Truth, whom the world CANNOT accept, because it (THE WORLD) does not see Him or KNOW Him. But you know Him, because He resides with you and will be IN you. “I will not abandon you as orphans, I will come to you. In a little while the world will not see Me any longer, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live TOO. You will know at that time that I am in My Father and you are IN Me and I am in you. The person who has My commandments and obeys them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will REVEAL Myself to him.”)

      Believers IN lovingly obey  because the Advocate ‘His spirit’ dwells within. When we are called, we are made aware of the sin nature inherited from Adam and desire a gifted turning from it. His spirit is an energizing revelator of His will. It opens minds and makes the holy scriptures come alive in our understandings.

       First understand that all things are possible with God. (Nothing is impossible.) He can raise up stones to worship Him. He can call and give understanding a way of His choosing. Traditionally God calls through people of His choosing. We understand that we can’t call or reveal God the Father and God the Son to any one. God the Father does the calling through God the Son who sometimes uses His ambassadors through speaking and writing. Even s death bed repentance is possible but not a revealed Godly characteristic.    

        We pray that through these words of truth, many minds will be opened, many will be gifted with His gift of repentance. We’re mindful “only God can call, give understanding to and by His mercy, put a person on His spiritual potters wheel for shaping according to His will. May we each pray for a yielding spiritual mindset toward our Creator God.

The Way 2 Eternal Life, revealed to Moses, prophets and apostles, chapter 11

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

10/23/17, God’s 8th month, Cheshvan 3, 5778 until sunset. To 6,860 in resident churches; individuals God is making temples of His Holy Spirit.

      Holy God: please bless each individual studying Your Word, and each called individual with a persevering mindset to overcome and yield to Your truths. We ask in Jesus’ name. AMEN.

      We need to understand the unfolding of historical events since Jesus’ ascension to get a clear grasp of this world’s condition today and how we got to this point. God’s Word has been miraculously preserved in His holy bible, it is the foundation of knowledge, revealed understanding for salvation to those called, through Jesus Christ. In His Word we find Jesus teaching through His prophets and apostles. Teaching His Way; revealing good and exposing bad in spirit and letter. His truth is revealed in the entire Word of God; “old and new covenants.” (We need to understand that God’s covenant is a contract between Himself and a chosen people.)

      The New Testament, “covenant” book, “Acts of the Apostles and Gospel of Luke ” was written by Doctor Luke, “traveling companion and reporter.” We don’t know the exact date of the Gospel of Luke; it was written from notes, memory and revelations. The apostles’ letters were to the “Churches of God.” (A people called out to serve in the light Jesus revealed.) Jesus’ apostles Matthew, John, evangelist Mark and co-workers/reporter Luke are the four gospel writers. Each writing from personal experience with Jesus, memory and Jesus’ revelations.

      For the most part, God’s New Covenant was preserved in the Koine’ Greek language. The New Testament was completed by Jesus’ apostle John including his personal revelations to himself from Jesus in the book titled, “Revelations of Jesus Christ to John.”

God had the New Testament text preserved through the Greek speaking church from 312 – 1453 AD. This text is known as “the Byzantine Text” and was the official text after the days of the apostles. Also known as “The Stephens Text of 1550;” and was used for translating into English for “the King James Version in 1611.” King James translators inserted tradition and agenda’s in some cases. Our teaching for the most part is from the modern “Net Bible Translation” which admits areas in which translation is difficult. They use cautious adherence to the original Greek and it’s compatibility to today’s English. You may find the Net Bible on the internet.

      God’s calendar was prescribed to the Israelites through Moses and was officially used by scattered Israelites and followers of Jesus through mid 1700 AD. It’s still used by Judaism and followers of Jesus today. The world refers to it as “Judaism’s calendar.” Much of the world’s disdain for Israel and genuine Christians revolves around their holding firm to God’s gifted calendar.

      The pagan Roman calendar was only accepted by the British empire sometime after 1700 AD. Eastern world nations, Egypt etc. had long before developed their own calendars designed to honor their imaginary gods. In an rebellious act toward God, the Roman empire adapted and included the Eastern nation’s calendar. They gave days of the week names after pagan gods to attract people groups to Catholicism. The so called Holy Roman Empire’s influence in getting the world on one calendar was achieved in part, “fulfilling the prophesied demonic desire for a one world order.(The above can be proved by Googling the subjects; we wrote from studies and memory hoping to inspire with the apostle Paul “a desire to prove all things” and do independent research.

  Now to John‘s first letter written to called out Christians.

      (1 John 1:1-2; This is what we “apostles” proclaim to you: what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and our hands have touched (concerning the Word of Life – and the Life was revealed, and we have seen and testify and announce to you the Eternal Life that was WITH the Father and was REVEALED to us.) Eternal life is only through Jesus Christ and to believe IN requires gifted revelation.)

        (1John 1:3; “What we have seen and heard we announce to you too, so that you may have fellowship with us (and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.) Note that each apostle had respected God’s gifted energizing Holy Spirit as the gifted mindset making them at one with God the Father and God the Son. Never is the Holy Spirit identified as deity with God.

      (1John 1:4; “Thus we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.”  John characterizes Jesus as, “The Word of Life.“ Saying also “this truth is revealed to we apostles.” John is speaking for the twelve apostles and to each spirit gifted Christian’s joy. That joy comes through our obeying the truth and doing the assigned work.

      (1John 1:5-10; “Now this is the gospel message we have heard from Him and announce to you: God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. (6) If we say we have fellowship with Him and yet keep on walking in the darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth. But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we do not bear the guilt of sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous, forgiving us our sins and cleansing us from all unrighteousness. (10) If we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His Word is not in us.”) John is in total agreement with his own “John 1:1-5, Paul’s Colossians 1:15-20 and Hebrews 1: as to Jesus’ deity. 

       (1John 2:1-2; (My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may NOT sin.) But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous One, and He Himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for our sins but also for the whole world.”) Jesus died for the lawlessness against God the Father and Himself. We that are called to be at one with God in this age are identified as a royal nation. (1Peter 2:9-10; “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.”) We are to proclaim His virtues in this age and will be proclaiming them more so when we are serving in His millennial reign.

      We are each guilty for having lived the way that appealed to our fleshly nature inherited from Adam. (That nature is what must be turned from.) Each apostle wrote the good news message as the holy spirit directed. Their accounts aren’t verbatim but each true in word and principle. NOW, if we aren’t careful, we will be slack in our thankfulness to God for preserving these truths for our life practices. WHY? Jesus said; (Matt 24:11-14; “And many false prophets will appear and deceive many, and because lawlessness will increase so much, the LOVE of many will GROW cold. But the person who ENDURES to the END will be saved. And THIS gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.”)

      God’s message throughout is; “we need to work at NOT allowing love to grow cold!” We need to be mindful of PERSONAL inherited and catered to weaknesses. Both Peter and Paul went to great lengths, advising that each Saint persevere in The Way. That is, walk in His Light, practicing His Way. This is the way to fellowship with Jesus and one another.

      (1 John 2:3-6; “Now by this we KNOW that we have come to know God: if we KEEP His commandments. The one who says “I have come to know God” and yet does not keep His commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in such a person. (5) But whoever obeys His Word, truly in this person the love of God has been perfected. By this we KNOW that we are in Him. (6) The one who says he resides in God ought himself to walk just as Jesus walked”) Joyfully obey from the heart.”) We Believers IN are gifted with a desire to know, love and obey Him. The principle applies to our helping, loving one another and giving without expecting gain. If we attempt to obey God for personal gain, expecting payment, “such isn’t obedience out of love.”

       (1 John 2:7-8; “Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the Word that you have already heard. (8) On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.”) It’s new because, now the spirit essence of God resides in you. Only after Jesus is revealed to our minds, is the true Light shining. We Christians obey His commandments because He reveals that He first loved us; thus, we are spirit led to love Him.

      (1 John 2:9-11; “The one who says he is in The Light but still hates his fellow Christian is still in the darkness. The one who loves his fellow Christian resides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. (11) But the one who hates his fellow Christian is in the darkness, walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.”) The word “love” has evolved in people’s minds and is used haphazardly. John is speaking of Godly love. A gifted love, beyond the unbeliever’s grasp. There is no cause for stumbling when we are gifted with Godly love.

       (1 John 2:12; “I am writing to you, little children, that your sins have been forgiven because of His name.”) “Because of His name?” Believing IN His name. A better rendering for our age is, “because of His nature in you.” Each Believer IN - Christian, is an ambassador for Jesus Christ. Because His spirit resides in, or is imputed to us; we are not our own; but His. Our sins are forgiven because of His name. Because His nature is imputed to our being, making us at one with Him.

      (1 John 2:13; “I am writing to you, “Christian” fathers, that you have known Him “Jesus” who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, young people, that you have conquered the evil one.”) John may be assuming “his readers have read his gospel account.” We assume you may not have. Examine verses 1-5 closely.

      (John 1:1-5; In the beginning was the Word, “Jesus” and the Word “Jesus” was with God, “the Father” and the Word “Jesus” was fully God. The Word “Jesus” was with God “the Father” in the beginning. All things were created by Him, “Jesus” and apart from Him “Jesus” not one thing was created that has been created. In him “Jesus” was life, and the Life “Jesus” was the light of mankind. (5) And the light “Jesus” shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it. “Jesus“)

       Known Him that is from the beginning? Conquer the evil one. Overcome the devil. The phrase “the evil one” is used in John 17:15 referencing Satan. Satan is also the one being spoken of in the following occurrences. (1 John 2:14; 3:12; 5:18, 19). John writes, “he that overcomes to the end, shall be saved; seven times in Revelations 3:. DON’T let it escape your notice: John, like Peter, is writing to Believers IN.

      (1 John 2:14; “I have written to you, children, that you have known the Father. I have written to you, fathers, that you have known Him “Jesus” who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young people, that you are strong, and the Word of God resides IN you, and you have conquered the evil one.”) John is writing to folks that have been gifted to Know that Jesus is from the beginning. John and his intended readers aren’t worshiping an image of a baby in a manger, a statue or image of an imaginary Jesus: but the revealed Son of God the Father, who fulfilled the prophecies about Himself and is now at the right hand of God the Father.

       (1 John 2:15-17; “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, because all that is in the world (the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance produced by material possessions) is not from the Father, but is from the world. (17) And the world is passing away with all its desires, but the person who does the will of God remains forever.”) Will of the Father? (John 14:23-24; Jesus replied, “If anyone loves Me, he will OBEY My Word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and take up RESIDENCE with him. (“Impute our nature to him.“) The person who does not love Me does not obey My Words. And the Word you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.”)

      OVERCOME “grow in grace and knowledge” to the end. (We need to focus on God’s spirit in us, recognize our inherited fleshly nature and keep the desires of the flesh at bay. Unbelievers are yielded to a natural pride problem called vanity. Not realizing that they are “but potters clay” in God’s hand and that all belong to Him. Believers IN, are gifted to know and be genuinely thankful in a Godly love way. How can a person believing in Abraham’s God, “Jesus” believe in the likes of evolution? The apostle Paul shares.

        (Galatians 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.)

The Way 2 Eternal Life, revealed to Moses, prophets and apostles, chapter 10

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

10/21/17, God’s 8th month, Cheshvan 1, 5778 until sunset. To 6,819 in resident churches; individuals God is making temples of His Holy Spirit.

      Many do think and live animalistic life styles. Jesus’ apostle Paul explains how we need to respond to such people; “even those considered enemies.”

     (Philippians 4:5-7; “Let everyone see your gentleness. The Lord is near! Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God. And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Pray for those who would be your enemy.”) Likewise remember Peter taught, “those who war against righteousness are brazen and insolent, NOT afraid to insult the glorious Ones. (Review 2Peter 2:11-16)

       Balaam knew God was in charge, but from his selfish leanings kept toying with the demonic. Unbelievers prefer following what’s traditionally popular, “refuse to prove God’s Word and don’t considering the wages of their actions.”

      Moses, Jesus and each apostle prophesied about ungodly infiltrators mixing with God’s people. It’s the role of false teachers. “They will BRING IN. ”Destructive opinions” (to your midst is implied.) Often with the connotation of secretiveness.

.Any false teaching is destructive to spiritual understanding.

        How will so many false teachers infiltrate Believing congregations and spin God’s truth? Appealing to mankind’s fleshly inherited nature, just as the devil appealed to Eve. Regardless of education and credentials, “an unbeliever is nearsighted to spiritual truths.” (Review 2Peter 2:17-18.) Consider Jesus’ parables about the Word and His kingdom.

        (Matthew 13:18-23; “When anyone hears the Word about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches what was sown in his heart; this is the seed sown along the path. The seed sown on rocky ground is the person who hears the Word and immediately receives it with joy. But he has no root in himself and does not endure; when trouble or persecution comes because of the Word, immediately he falls away. (22) The seed sown among thorns is the person who hears the Word, but worldly cares and the seductiveness of wealth choke the Word, so it produces nothing. (23) But as for the seed sown on good soil, this is the person who hears the Word and understands. He bears fruit, yielding a hundred, sixty, or thirty times what was sown.”) FALSE teachers represent the devil. Remember why Jesus said He spoke in parables. (See Matthew 13:10)

      (Matthew 13:24-30; He presented them with another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a person who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. When the plants sprouted and bore grain, then the weeds also appeared. (27) So the slaves of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Then where did the weeds come from?’ He said, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the slaves replied, ‘Do you want us to go and gather them?’ But he said, ‘No, since in gathering the weeds you may uproot the wheat with them. (30) Let both grow together until the harvest. At harvest time I will tell the reapers, “First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned, but then gather the wheat into my barn.”’”)

      Now that we know how Satan has infiltrated God’s church, what is our individual duty to the One who calls us? Study and Believe IN Jesus. The apostle Paul explains; “But examine “prove” all things; hold fast to what is good. Stay away from every form of evil. (23) Now may the God of peace Himself make you completely holy and may your spirit and soul and body be KEPT entirely blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is trustworthy, and He will in fact do this.(1 Thess 5:21-24)

      Knowingly or unknowingly; deceived false teachers have personal agendas, wanting people to have trust in them and their respective denominations. These “knowingly or unknowingly” make merchandise of THEIR parishioners. (God‘s Word teaches that each called individual has responsibility to work out their salvation with fear and trembling.)

      God’s Word teaches “people should not be made merchandise of.” Jesus’ apostles were careful NOT to make merchandise of people. Rather “encourage Believers by way of remembering and obeying.”

      Scoffers may not say; “but their way of life does their talking.” Teaching evolution and poking fun at “believers IN God’s Word.” God’ plan includes these people. Jesus revealed the following to John.

      (“The one who conquers “overcomes” 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.” Rev 21:7-8)

      Not only do scoffing unbelievers belittle creationist, but Jesus’ resurrection teachings are NOT taught by the many who claim to believe IN Him. The second death is referred to four times in Jesus’ revelations to John. (In order to die a second death, people lived and died previously.)

       In the previous study we learned that Jesus’ apostle Peter believed IN creation as was recorded in the book of Genesis. (See 2 Pet 3:5-7) We learned that the Son of God, “Jesus” said through Isaiah that He had a plan for this world; a plan that could not be altered. (Isaiah 14:24-26) Then Peter shared his understanding of God’s mind and characteristics. (Review 2Peter 3:8-9) May we each understand clearly; “spiritual understanding is a gift to the called and chosen.” Standing alone the above two verses seem to contradict Peter’s chapter 2:11-18. (Many people that are unable to believe IN Jesus, in this life will believe when they see His glory during His millennial reign.)

      Believing IN God’s planning a spiritual and physical resurrections carries with it a second death for those refusing to believe IN. Verse 9 has been a battleground between Armenians and Calvinists. But who is Peter writing to? God’s church.

       The Armenians argue that God wants all people to be saved, however either through inability or restriction of His own sovereignty, “does not interfere with peoples’ wills.” Their logic does not include Jesus’ revelations to John about the second death. The Calvinist’s are more accurate. (Some of the Calvinist argue that the word “any” means “any of you” and that all the Elect will repent before the return of Christ because it’s God’s will. (Neither don’t seem to understand yet that God preplanned a physical resurrection and that all Israel, “those God fights for” will be saved.) (The word, “Israel” means, “God fights.) Believers IN should now understand that the core reason for so much confusion comes from religious people believing Satan’s first lie. (That lie when believed, causes all worldly religions much confusion.) Satan’s lie is that, “people are born immortal.”

       Without revealed knowledge of God’s millennial plan, Jesus’ returning with power, the resurrections and final judgment, there is hopeless confusion. Think on Isaiah 14: “God’s plan for His people and this planet can not be thwarted.” (The foundation of GOD’S sovereign will is Godly love.) God is love. His love is far superior to human love. God’s love includes His righteous hatred of evil.

      (John 4:7-10; For this reason God commands that we Believers IN love one another, because love is from God and everyone who loves as God loves, knows Him and has been fathered by God.” The person who does not love, does not know God, because GOD IS LOVE. By this the love of God is REVEALED in us; “that God has sent His one and only Son into the world so that we may live through HIM. (10) In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.”)

       Without the gift of Godly love, people only love instinctively. (Partiality - fondness, is a characteristic of instinctive love.) That is; “people naturally love from a fleshly inherited instinctive position.” Godly love cannot be understood or explained to unbelievers adequately. Why? The foundation for Godly love is, “gifted believing IN.” Knowing God is truth and judges righteously. (NOT supposing God is right, but knowing!) (Loving God and knowing His righteousness makes us AT ONE with Him.)

      It was Godly love when He sent the flood to destroyed evil unbelief, saved Noah and seven. It was Godly love when He destroyed Sodom and Gomorra, saving righteous Lot. It was Godly love when He punished the Egyptians and delivered Israel. It was Godly love when He took unbelieving people’s lands and gave to Israel.

      Believers IN, know God is righteous, we are His creation and He only, has the say regarding right, wrong, good and evil. It was from Almighty God the Father’s love that He gave His only begotten Son, “Jesus” for the remission of this world’s sins.

We need to know that the Author of confusion and deceiver is the devil. (See 1Cor 14:33 and 2 John 1:7) God is the giver of physical and spiritual life. The Restorer of life. The Master Architect. In Him only is righteousness and His promises are sure.

      Peter looked forward to the millennial end and final judgment. (Review 2 Peter 3:10-13) These things were revealed to Peter and now to God gifted Believers IN, “His Elect.” Peter’s prophecy includes Jesus’ 2nd coming and the time about one thousand years later. Jesus’ millennial reign and heavenly Jerusalem coming down with God the Father..

       Oh the wonder and mystery of it all. What spiritual force makes us ponder these things? What a miracle to have our minds opened and our Creator revealed. What makes some recognize God’s righteousness? What about our believing IN the fact that God also sustains all things?

       This earth’s core is molten rock that is sustained by forces man cannot understand. So many volcanoes, sometimes forming land surfaces that are now inhabited. These volcanoes have been spewing off and on for almost 6,000 years and the earth’s core temperature and pressures remains. Man’s seismographic systems predict more volcanoes. What about the sun’s burning all these years, “seemingly replenishing itself.” It too is sustained by our Creator. What about, this earth’s revolving in an egg shape circle around the sun, making our seasons? It’s no accident, it’s accuracy in revolving is sustained by our Creator and Sustainer, “Jesus.”

      Consider God’s calendar? In His planning, which do you think came first? God’s planned calendar around His seasons, OR His planning the movement of this earth around the sun? It was and is all in our Master Architect’s plan.

       God’s ordained weekly and annual Sabbaths to foreshadow of His planned coming as Savior, His spiritual gift to the mind of Believers, His second coming, resurrection, millennial reign, judgment and New Jerusalem coming down. How awesome that New Jerusalem’s foundations be named for His twelve apostles of the Lamb and gates for the twelve tribes of Israel! (Revelations 21:12-14; “New Jerusalem 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.”

      Jesus’ apostle Paul explained the mystery to the Gentiles. (Eph 2:19-22; 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, (22) in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.)

       (Isaiah 11:1-16; “A shoot will grow out of Jesse’s “David’s father” root stock, a bud will sprout from his roots. The Lord’s spirit will rest on Him “Jesus“ – a spirit that gives extraordinary wisdom, a spirit that provides the ability to execute plans, a spirit that produces absolute loyalty to the Lord. He will take delight in obeying the Lord. He will not judge by mere appearances, or make decisions on the basis of hearsay. (4) He will treat the poor fairly, and make right decisions for the downtrodden of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and order the wicked to be EXECUTED. Justice will be like a belt around His waist, integrity will be like a belt around His hips. (6) A wolf will reside with a lamb, and a leopard will lie down with a young goat; an ox and a young lion will graze together, as a small child LEADS them along. A cow and a bear will graze together, their young will lie down together. A lion, like an ox, will eat straw. (8) A baby will play over the hole of a snake; over the nest of a serpent an infant will put his hand. They will no longer injure or destroy on My entire royal mountain. For there will be universal SUBMISSION to the Lord’s sovereignty, just as the waters completely cover the sea. (10) At that time a root from Jesse “Jesus” will stand like a signal flag for the nations. Nations will look to Him for guidance, and His residence will be majestic. At that time the Sovereign Master will again lift His hand to reclaim the remnant of His people from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and the seacoasts. (12) He will lift a signal flag for the nations; He will gather Israel’s dispersed people and assemble Judah’s scattered people from the four corners of the earth. (13) Ephraim’s jealousy will end, and Judah’s hostility will be eliminated. Ephraim will no longer be jealous of Judah, and Judah will no longer be hostile toward Ephraim. (14) They will swoop down on the Philistine hills to the west; together they will loot the people of the east. They will take over Edom and Moab, and the Ammonites will be their subjects. (15) The Lord will divide the gulf of the Egyptian Sea; He will wave His hand over the Euphrates River and send a strong wind, He will turn it into seven dried-up streams, and enable them to walk across in their sandals. (16) There will be a highway leading out of Assyria for the remnant of His people, just as there was for Israel, when they went up from the land of Egypt.”) It appears that the order of Isaiah’s prophecy is that things described in verses 10 through 16, are after the things described in verses 1 through 6. Hopefully we know whose plan it is.


The Way 2 Eternal Life, revealed to Moses, prophets and apostles, chapter 9

Friday, October 20th, 2017

10/20/17, God’s 7th month, Tishrei 30, 5778.(God’s eighth month begins at sunset) To 6,786 in resident churches; individuals God is making temples of His Holy Spirit.

      As we work at keeping our self encouraged, we hope we are helping many stay encouraged. The whole world has become as Babylon; (Babylon meaning: “confusion“) and where God confused the people with multiple languages, causing them to spread out. The Assyrian’s too adopted a multi systems culture and God has used them to temporarily punish His people.  Let’s continue with Isaiah from our previous study.

       (Isaiah 14:22-27; “I will rise up against them,” says the Lord who commands armies. “I will blot out all remembrance of Babylon “confusion” and destroy all her people, including the offspring she produces,” says the Lord. “I will turn her into a place that is overrun with wild animals and covered with pools of stagnant water. I will get rid of her, just as one sweeps away dirt with a broom,” says the Lord who commands armies.

(24) The Lord who commands armies makes this solemn vow: “Be sure of this: Just as I have INTENDED, so it will be; just as I have PLANNED, it will happen. I will break Assyria in My land, I will trample them underfoot on My hills. Their yoke will be removed from My people, the burden will be lifted from their shoulders. This is the PLAN I have devised for the WHOLE EARTH; My hand is ready to strike all the nations.” (27) Indeed, the Lord who commands armies has a PLAN, and who can possibly frustrate it? His hand is ready to strike, and who can possibly stop it? )

      Don’t DOUBT, our Creator has it all planned from the foundation of the world! It’s on God the Father’s schedule. (Jesus said; “But as for that day and hour no one knows it – not even the angels in heaven – except the Father alone. For just like the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. Matt 24:36-37)

       God’s ELECT are praying that His Kingdom soon come, the conditions Jesus described and Matthew recorded is on the horizon. (Jesus said; “ For then there will be great suffering unlike anything that has happened from the beginning of the world until now, or ever will happen. 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. Matt 24:21-22)

  NOW BACK to Peter‘s 2nd letter.

      Because God’s Word is sure; Peter like Isaiah, writes from the point of view; “it’s done.” (2 Peter 2:4-10; “For if God did not spare the ‘demonic’ angels who sinned, but threw them into hell “Shoel” and locked them up in chains in utter darkness, to be kept until the judgment, (Judgment day is foreshadowed by ‘The Last Great Day’ annual Sabbath - at the end of the millennia, Satan and demonic beings will be bound when Jesus returns.) and if He did not spare the ancient world, but did protect Noah, a herald of righteousness, along with seven others, when God brought a flood on an ungodly world, and if He turned to ashes the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah when He condemned them to destruction, having appointed them to serve as an EXAMPLE to future generations of the ungodly and if He rescued Lot, a righteous man in anguish over the debauched lifestyle of lawless men, (for while he lived among them day after day, that righteous man was tormented in his righteous soul “BEING” by the lawless deeds he saw and heard) (9) – if so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from their trials and to reserve the unrighteous for punishment at the day of judgment, especially those who indulge their fleshly desires and who despise authority.”)

    (DESPISING God’s authority is a characteristic of Satan and his followers.) Peter is complimentary of LOT for despising the behavior of sinful people he lived in proximity to. Will God likewise compliment us one day? Do we despise this demonic world’s system of things?

      Now when it come to our judging this world’s system; “let’s each walk softly and carry a quiet spirit.” (For the most part the unbelievers Peter writes about are like present day populations; “Brazen and insolent, they are not afraid to insult the glorious Ones, yet even angels, who are much more powerful, do not bring a slanderous judgment against them before the Lord.” 2 Peter 2;10-11) Remember, God knows the heart “the mind of each individual.” He can take whom He chooses to His Potter’s wheel for training.

      (2Peter 2:12-16; “But these men, like irrational animals – creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed – do not understand whom they are insulting, and consequently in their destruction they will be destroyed, suffering harm as the wages for their harmful ways. By considering it a pleasure to carouse in broad daylight, they are stains and blemishes, indulging in their deceitful pleasures when they feast together with you. (14) Their eyes, full of adultery, never stop sinning; they entice unstable people. They have trained their hearts for greed, these cursed children! By forsaking the right path they have gone astray, because they followed the way of Balaam son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness, yet was rebuked for his own transgression (a dumb donkey, speaking with a human voice, restrained the prophet’s madness.”)

       .Balaam’s activities are detailed in Num 22—24 (See also Num 31:8, 16) All these things are written for our instruction, “in whom the ends of the world have come.”

      (2Peter 2:17-22; “These men are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm, for whom the utter depths of darkness have been reserved. For by speaking high-sounding but empty words they are able to entice, with fleshly desires and with debauchery, people who have just escaped from those who reside in error. (19) Although these false teachers promise such people freedom, they themselves are enslaved to immorality. For whatever a person succumbs to, to that he is enslaved. For if after they have escaped the filthy things of the world through the rich knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they again get entangled in them and succumb to them, their last state has become worse for them than their first. For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than, having known it, to turn back from the holy commandment that had been delivered to them. (22) They are illustrations of this true proverb: “A dog returns to its own vomit,” and “A sow, after washing herself, wallows in the mire.”)

      Intellectuals are perhaps more vulnerable, “more likely to decide for themselves what’s right, wrong, good and evil.” Few are called and gifted with an apostle Paul like spiritual understanding, “saying that his former education was liability more than asset.” Pray that God have the likes of a donkey speak to many.    

      (2Peter 3:1-6; “Dear friends, this is already the second letter I have written you, in which I am trying to stir up your pure mind by way of reminder: want you to recall both the predictions foretold by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles. (3) Above all, understand this: In the last days blatant scoffers will come, being propelled by their own evil urges and saying, “Where is His promised return? For ever since our ancestors died, all things have continued as they were from the beginning of creation.” (5) For they deliberately suppress this fact, that by the word of God, heavens existed long ago and an earth was formed out of water and by means of water. (6) Through these things the world existing at that time was destroyed when it was deluged with water. (7) But by the same word the present heavens and earth have been reserved for fire, by being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.”)

       Peter is speaking of two separate world periods. The first was destroyed by means of water before re-creation; “the present earth and heavens are that re-creations.” This present earth is reserved for destruction along with the ungodly by fire. The many “so called educated” are willingly ignorant.

      (2Peter 3:8; “Now, dear friends, do not let this one thing escape your notice, that a single day is like a thousand years with the Lord and a thousand years are like a single day.”

      Could it be that the seven day week represents this re-created age? Is the Judean calendar most likely chronologically accurate? (Consider Romans 3:1-4; “Therefore what advantage does the Jew have, or what is the value of circumcision? Actually, there are many advantages. First of all, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. (Oracles of God means: “wisdom of God.”) (3) What then? If some did not believe, does their unbelief nullify the faithfulness of God? Absolutely not! Let God be proven true, and every human being shown up as a liar, just as it is written: “so that you will be justified in your words and will prevail when you are judged.”) Paul is quoting from Psalms 51:4-5; (David proclaims.) Against You – You above all – I have sinned; I have done what is evil in Your sight. So You are just when You confront me You are right when You condemn me Look, I was guilty of sin from birth, a sinner the moment my mother conceived me.”)

     (2Peter 3:9-13; “The Lord is not slow concerning His promise, as some regard slowness, but is being patient toward you, because He does not wish for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief; when it comes, the heavens will disappear with a horrific noise and the celestial bodies will melt away in a blaze, and the earth and every deed done on it will be laid bare. (11) Since all these things are to melt away in this manner, what sort of people must we be, conducting our lives in holiness and godliness, while waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God? Because of this day, the heavens will be burned up and dissolve, and the celestial bodies will melt away in a blaze! (13) But, according to His promise, we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness truly resides.”)

      It’s interesting that Peter is familiar with Paul’s letters.

       (2Peter 3:14-18; “Therefore, dear friends, since you are waiting for these things, strive to be found at peace, without spot or blemish, when you come into His presence. And regard the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as also our dear brother Paul wrote to you, according to the wisdom given to him, (16) speaking of these things in all his letters. Some things in these letters are hard to understand, things the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they also do to the rest of the scriptures. Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard that you do not get led astray by the error of these unprincipled men and fall from your firm grasp on the truth. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the honor both now and on that eternal day.”)

     Holy Creator God: please give us the mind to see ourselves in Your view. Reveal Your perspective about our inherited spiritual condition and Your plan for our saving. Remind us of Your previous judgments and Your promise of future judgments. Reveal Yourself to all who ask, give each the desire to know You and Your Son Jesus Christ. We ask in Jesus’ holy name and nature. AMEN.

      Some people are destined to do bad things and wage war against righteousness. Such are self serving in nature and their life is dictated by fleshly desires. (Thinking and living animalistic life styles “instinctively.”) These exercise little self control beyond, “me, my and mine.” Satisfying habits and instinctive desires. Even religious people’s concerns are mostly on what’s considered theirs; “their home, their family and their church.”

The Way 2 Eternal Life, revealed to Moses, prophets and apostles, chapter 8

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

10/17/17, God’s 7th month, Tishrei 27, 5778.( until sunset) To 6,700 in resident churches; individuals God is making temples of His Holy Spirit.

      This world’s professing Christian’s life styles practices and condoning indicates they believe the God of Abraham a fictitious character or is dead. Their Jesus, an evolving imaginary deity: condoning traditional changes! Such a Jesus never lived! The God of Abraham is the same Lord God that delivered Israel from Egyptian bondage through Moses and called twelve apostles. We shared Colossians 1:15-20, “which in fact reveals that Jesus is Creator, Re-creator, Sustainer, Redeemer and head of His church a study or so back.” Let’s study two other text that reveals the same.

       (Hebrews 1:1-4; “After God spoke long ago in various portions and in various ways to our ancestors through the prophets, in these last days He has spoken to us in a Son, whom He appointed heir of all things and through whom He created the world. The Son is the radiance of His glory and the representation of His essence, and He sustains all things by His powerful word and so when He had accomplished cleansing for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Thus He became so far better than the angels as He has inherited a name superior to theirs.

   Superior to Angels

      (Heb1:5-10; “For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are My Son! Today I have fathered you”? And in another place He says, “I will be His father and He will be My Son.” (6) But when He again brings His firstborn into the world, He says, “Let all the angels of God worship Him!” And He says of the angels, “He makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire,” (8) but of The Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and a righteous scepter is the scepter of Your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness. So God, your God, has anointed You over Your companions with the oil of rejoicing.” And You founded the earth in the beginning, Lord and the heavens are the works of Your hands.

    (Heb 1:11-14; They will perish, but You continue. And they will all grow old like a garment, and like a robe you will fold them up and like a garment they will be changed, but you are the same and your years will never run out.” But to which of the angels has He ever said, “Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet”? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to serve those who will inherit salvation? God our Father and Son of God “Jesus” is the only God followers of Jesus are called to worship.

       Nations and most people groups calling themselves Christian, stopped practicing the biblical definition of Christendom long ago. The shame is; so called western world professing Christians with God‘s holy bible in many homes are practicing Baal‘s teaching more than Jesus‘. Who has the wit to see; “Jesus, through angelic beings destroyed Sodom and Gomorra for their abominable life styles? (What denominational preacher groups is defining sin from God’s point of view and is calling nations to repentance?)

      God used the Babylonians to overthrow and take Israelites captive because they turned from Him and to imaginary pagan gods like Baal. Who has the wit to know that the God of Abraham is still in control? He can take nations down and lift up whom He will; “He still gives people leaders they deserve.” He still allows Satan to be he god of unbelievers.

      Common intellect teaches thinking people; “many religions with their various doctrines, (claiming to teach Jesus’ Way) are led by a wrong spirit.” Jesus and His apostles taught that God opens minds and calls whom He chooses. Thus we are led to emphasize their words “called and chosen.” The prophet Moses was led to reveal how many religions would corrupt the many.

      (Deut 31:28-29; “Gather to me all your tribal elders and officials so I can speak to them directly about these things and call the heavens and the earth to witness against them. For I know that after I die you will totally corrupt yourselves and turn away from the path I have commanded you to walk. Disaster will confront you in the days to come because you will act wickedly before the Lord, inciting Him to anger because of your actions.”)

      If today’s professing Christians were taught; “followers of Jesus are Abraham’s heirs, perhaps more people would convert to true Believers IN. Paul taught it. (Galatians 2;29; “And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”

      Long before Israel’s deliverance from Egypt. the non-Israelite world populations were worshiping imaginary god’s. Moses knew Abraham’s descendents would  be led in many directions by people with agendas. Yield to their fleshly inherited nature. From within their inherited nature, “Moses knew the Israelites would devise gods to fit their carnal thinking. Worldly religions denominations don’t think of our Creator God in terms of, “One that chooses His followers.”

      (Matt 20:16; “So the last will be first, and the first last.” “For many are called but few are chosen.”) We need to meditate on this awesomeness of our Creator. Christians are spirit led to believe IN the fact that God loves and has mercy on whom He chooses. He has the power to give physical life back to the dead; “regardless of when they died.” He has the power to give spiritual life to Believers IN Jesus “Christians.” He has the power to overthrow mankind’s governments on earth and usher in His Way. It’s good to think on, “consider” “speculate” about the things He plans to set right.

      (2 Peter 1:16-21; “For we “apostles” did not follow cleverly concocted fables when we made known to you the power and return of our Lord Jesus Christ; no, we were eyewitnesses of His grandeur. For He received honor and glory from God the Father, when that voice was conveyed to Him by the Majestic Glory: “This is My dear Son, in whom I am delighted.” (18) When this voice was conveyed from heaven, we ourselves heard it, for we were with Him on the holy mountain. Moreover, we “apostles” possess the prophetic word as an altogether reliable thing. You do well if you pay attention to this as you would to a light shining in a murky place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you do well if you recognize this: No prophecy of scripture ever comes about by the prophet’s own imagination, for no prophecy was ever borne of human impulse; rather, men carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.”)

      After Jesus’ resurrection His apostles still had various notions; “didn’t understand the scriptures until Jesus opened their minds and gave their commission.

      (Luke 24:44-48; Then He said to them, “These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about Me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then He opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it stands written that the Christ would suffer and would rise from the dead on the third day and repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. (48) You are witnesses of these things.”) If Jesus’ apostles needed a miraculous opening of their minds to understand the scriptures, “how can the many denominations think they can teach His truth except it be given. 

      The apostles’ teaching was a continuance of Jesus’ teachings and His revelations to them. Jesus’ righteousness; powers demonstrated healings, re-creation of foods and physically resurrecting Lazarus reveals His characteristics. Peter acknowledged with Moses, that false prophets arose among the Israelites of old and with Moses’ prophesies continuing in the last days.

     (2 Peter 2:1-3; “But false prophets arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. These false teachers will infiltrate your midst with destructive heresies, even to the point of denying the Master who bought “purchased” them. As a result, they will bring swift destruction on themselves. And many will follow their debauched lifestyles. Because of these false teachers, the way of truth will be slandered. (3) And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation pronounced long ago is not sitting idly by; their destruction is not asleep.”)

       From the foundation of the world, our Creator knew the details unfolding in this age. He knew nations calling themselves Christian, would condone the very things that are an abomination to Himself. (Namely, denying His Sabbaths, homosexuality and same sex marriages.) (Followers of Jesus were bought “purchased” with the price of His blood. The Son of God, “our Creator’s own blood.” (See John 1:1-5 and review Colossians 1:15-20) This world’s professing Christians don’t know the Father nor Jesus the Son.

      (John 8:19; “Then they began asking Him, “Who is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You do not know either Me or My Father. If you knew Me you would know My Father too.”) Remember, “Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven and on earth were created by Him “

      Lucifer was a created angelic being. He rebelled and led other angelic beings. Now he is called “Satan” “the devil” “the deceiver” “prince of the power of the air” he is God’s and Christian’s enemy. Satan’s fate is sealed and Jesus inspired Isaiah to write from the perspective that it is done. (To understand, know that, Sheol is the proper name of the subterranean world which is regarded as the land of the dead.)

      (Isaiah 14:9-21; (Sheol, below is stirred up about you, “Satan” ready to meet you when you arrive. It rouses the spirits of the dead for you, all the former leaders of the earth; it makes all the former kings of the nations rise from their thrones. All of them respond to you, saying: ‘You too have become weak like us! You have become just like us! Your splendor has been brought down to Sheol, as well as the sound of your stringed instruments. You lie on a bed of maggots, with a blanket of worms over you. (12) Look how you have fallen from the sky, O shining one, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the ground, O conqueror of the nations!)

       Jesus kicked Satan out of the heavenly realms and Jesus gave his disciples power over Satan. (Then the seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name!” So Jesus said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” Luke 10;17-18)

     (Isa 14:13-15;  Satan“ “You said to yourself, “I will climb up to the sky. Above the stars of El. I will set up my throne. I will rule on the mountain of assembly on the remote slopes of Zaphon. I will climb up to the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High!” But you “Satan” were brought down to Sheol, to the remote slopes of the pit. Those who see you stare at you, they look at you carefully, thinking: “Is this the man who shook the earth, the one who made kingdoms tremble? Is this the one who made the world like a desert, who ruined its cities, and refused to free his prisoners so they could return home?” As for all the kings of the nations, all of them lie down in splendor, each in his own tomb. But you have been thrown out of your grave “pit” like a shoot that is thrown away. You lie among the slain, among those who have been slashed by the sword, among those headed for the stones of the pit, as if you were a mangled corpse. (20) You will not be buried with them, because you destroyed your land and killed your people. The offspring of the wicked will never be mentioned again. Prepare to execute his sons for the sins their ancestors have committed. They must not rise up and take possession of the earth, or fill the surface of the world with cities.”” ) This is the final fate of Satan and all who, “after having Jesus revealed to them” refuse to obey.”

The Way 2 Eternal Life, revealed to Moses, prophets and apostlse, chapter 7

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

10/15/17, God’s 7th month, Tishrei 25, 5778.( until sunset) To 6,661 in resident churches; individuals God is making temples of His Holy Spirit. Followers of Jesus are potters clay in HIS, “the Master Potter’s” hand. Christians experiencing this relationship know it’s miraculously revealed knowledge. Know we are God’s creation, subject to Him and His Way. It’s revealed believing IN knowledge. We understand the difference of “Believing that and Believing IN.” Our desire is from God.

(Philippians 2:13; “for the one bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort – for the sake of His good pleasure – is God.”) When understanding the scriptures and His way is revealed; “then we need to turn from the old fleshly outlooks, to God’s Way.” Knowing the self serving, “what’s in it for me way” produces only temporary pleasures. That way opposed to God. Paul explains.

(Romans 8:6-11; “For the outlook of the flesh is death, but the outlook of the Spirit is life and peace, because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. You, ‘followers of Jesus’ however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, this person does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is your life because of righteousness. (11) 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”) It’s the Way of gifted eternal life.

Your challenge might be to prove all things and hold to what is good. (see 1 Thess 5:21) (The apostle Peter tells us; “Be sober and alert. Your enemy the devil, like a roaring lion, is on the prowl looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8) Satan devours the world by deceiving individuals into believing one or more of his lies. When the devil’s lies are incorporated into the belief system, “truths must be twisted to support them.”

It was Jesus inspiring Isaiah’s pen; (“Your thinking is perverse! Should the Potter be regarded as clay? Should the thing made say about its Maker, “He didn’t make me”? Or should the pottery say about the Potter, “He doesn’t understand?” Isa 29:16) & (Isiah 64:8; “Yet, Lord, you are our father. We are the clay, and you are our Potter; we are all the product of Your labor.”)

Study these Isaiah chapters in and Jeremiah 18: “prove and believe.”

KNOWING we are but, Potter’s clay, “is to know humility and be submissive to God’s View in all things.” (Not accepting this truth defines one as an unbeliever.) Generally speaking, unbelievers believe Satan’s lie, which reality means, “you were born a deity to live forever someplace.” (re-study Genesis 3:)

Peter‘s first letter is to the temporary residences abroad, “that are called to be Believers IN, includes all Christians in every age.” The called and CHOSEN according to the foreknowledge of God the Father. A people set apart spiritually for OBEDIENCE and for sprinkling with Jesus Christ’s blood..(Review 1 Peter 1:1-2)

Peter is writing his second letter from Babylon. Silvanus is likely his secretary and by whom he is sending his letter. Peter’s purpose is to encourage Believers IN with the true grace of God, to help them stand FAST in The Faith. It’s Peters hope for all Saints. (Review 1 Peter 5:12-13)

Now to Peter’s second letter.

(2 Peter 1:1-2; “From Simeon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, have been granted a faith just as precious as ours. (Note: “a people granted precious faith, like we apostles’ a gifted faith: not one conjured up or taught in seminars’ ) May grace and peace be lavished on you as you grow in the rich knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord!” ) NOTE: key words in Peter’s letters are “Foreknowledge of God, Chosen, Obedience, Slave, Granted faith and Grow in knowledge.”

How does Peter say faith is granted? Through the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ! (May our prayer for one another be: “May grace and peace be lavished on you as you grow in the rich knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord!”) To grow in God’s grace, people must accept certain truths. Major truths being:Jesus created all things, believe IN what Jesus and the prophets said about Him, believe IN Jesus’ promises, particularly His return.” (Jesus replied, “This is the deed God requires – to believe IN the ONE whom HE sent.” John 6:29)

(2 Peter 1:3-4; “I, “Peter” can pray this because His (God the Father’s)divine power has bestowed on us everything necessary for life and godliness through the rich knowledge of the ONE who CALLED us by His own glory and excellence. (4) Through these things He has bestowed on us, His precious and most magnificent promises, so that by means of what was promised you may become partakers of THE DIVINE NATURE after escaping the worldly corruption that is produced by evil desire.”)

(How is that divine nature gifted? By promise! The world wants to believe Satan’ lie. “you are born divine and thus can decide what’s good and evil.”

This mental vanity in unbelievers denies that they live according to worldly corruption and evil desires. Most aren’t mindful of the corruption in this world’s entertainment and the many time consuming things that are ungodly.

BACK to being partakers of Jesus‘ “divine nature,” and Satan’s first lie to Eve. Satan knew God’s plan for mankind included His making THE WAY for Believers IN to be partakers of God’s divine nature. Thus to be at one with God, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. (Satan’s twist is to cause folks to think they are born with a divine nature, and a spirit within, that will live forever someplace rather than, to be gifted with God’s divine nature.) (Review Genesis 3:1-5) (6-7; When Eve saw that the tree produced fruit that was good for food, was attractive to the eye, and was desirable for making one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some of it to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. (7) Then the eyes of both of them opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.”)

Prior to their disobedient act of idolatry, Adam and Eve was not mindful of their nakedness. Satan knew what would appeal to their self serving nature. The desire to be wise in our own view of self, appeals to our fleshly inherited nature. A result of Adam and Eve’s disobedience is the aging process and “death to themselves and all mankind.” HOWEVER, may it be revealed to each; “God planned it all from the foundation of the world.” MAY each called out Believer IN be gifted with faith like that of Abraham’s and Moses’.

(Hebrews 11:23-27; “By faith, when Moses was born, his parents hid him for three months, because they saw the child was beautiful and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. By faith, when he grew up, Moses refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to be ill-treated with the people of God than to enjoy sin’s fleeting pleasure. (26) He regarded abuse suffered for Christ to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for his eyes were fixed on the reward. By faith he left Egypt without fearing the king’s anger, for he persevered as though he could see the One who is invisible.) This defines, Believing IN. Persevering in God’s Way as visualizing His promises.

(2 Peter 1:5-8; “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith excellence, to excellence, knowledge; to knowledge, self-control; to self-control, perseverance; to perseverance, godliness; to godliness, brotherly affection; to brotherly affection, unselfish love. (8) For IF these things are really yours and are continually increasing, they will keep you from becoming ineffective and unproductive in your pursuit of knowing our Lord Jesus Christ more intimately.”) THESE are The Way of Believers IN. To know Jesus intimately is to know His characteristics, to be imputed with His mind.

Followers of Jesus’ goal must be; “overcome to the end.” (See Revelations 3:) KEEP in mind, Peter is not writing to the world at large “but to the called” and only God can open the minds of the blind.

(2 Peter 1:9-11; “But concerning the one who lacks such things – he is blind. That is to say, he is nearsighted, since he has forgotten about the cleansing of his past sins. Therefore, brothers and sisters, make every effort to be sure of your CALLING AND ELECTION. For by DOING this you will never stumble into sin. (11) For thus, an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be richly provided for you.”)

Does Jesus’ words through Peter make the heart swell a bit? It does if we belong to Him. Is there enthusiasm for His Kingdom? It is if we belong to Him. Do we pray that His Kingdom soon come? We do if we know Him. All these teachings and this knowledge is for called out people in this last age since Jesus‘ ascension. (The principle is: “So the last will be first, and the first last.” Matt 20:16) (Another principle is: “many are called but few chosen.” (Matt 22:14) Let’s consider Jesus’ wedding feast invitation parable and understand why parables? (Review Matthew 13:10, for why parables.)

(Matt 22:1-14; “Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven can be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his slaves to summon those who had been invited to the banquet, but they would not come. (4) Again he sent other slaves, saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited, “Look! The feast I have prepared for you is ready. My oxen and fattened cattle have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.” (5) But they were indifferent and went away, one to his farm, another to his business. The rest seized his slaves, insolently mistreated them, and killed them. (7) The king was furious! He sent his soldiers, and they put those murderers to death and set their city on fire. (8) Then he said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but the ones who had been invited were not worthy. So go into the main streets and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.’ And those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all they found, both bad and good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. (11) But when the king came in to see the wedding guests, he saw a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. (12) And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ But he had nothing to say. Then the king said to his attendants, ‘Tie him up hand and foot and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth!’ (14) For many are called, but few are chosen.”)

Many of Jesus’ prophets were persecuted and killed. History indicates that, All but John was killed. The Israelites in large measure refused to believe. Today, all who are called are invited to repent, grow in grace and knowledge of God the Father and God the Son; “Jesus Christ.” Many are called but few are chosen!

So, why do the called need to be stirred up? The called, once enlightened, sometimes, “do not hold fast to the faith?” (Peter indicated to the overseers, “shepherds of the flock” the called need constant spiritual care.) Constant reminders of their calling and God’s promises. Thus, when we teach, we are reminding ourselves and all who are called to believe IN.

(2 Peter 1:12-15; “Therefore, I intend to remind you constantly of these things even though you know them and are well established in the truth that you now have. (13) Indeed, as long as I am in this tabernacle, I consider it right to stir you up by way of a reminder, since I know that my tabernacle will soon be removed, because our Lord Jesus Christ revealed this to me. (15) Indeed, I will also make every effort that, after my departure, you have a testimony of these things.”) Thankfully, we still have this testimony! God has preserved Peter’ testimony. Thank God we have His written Word as testimony. Rightfully so, it saddens us to think of Peter knowing that his end was near. (Peter and each apostle understood that, “the servant is not greater than his Master.”)

Jesus said; “they persecuted Me, they will persecute you.” Peter knew he was gifted with eternal life and would be in the first resurrection. That he and the other apostles would one day rule over the twelve tribes of Israel. (see Revelations 21:18)

The Way 2 Eternal Life, revealed to Moses, prophets and apostles, chapter 6

Friday, October 13th, 2017

10/13/17, God’s 7th month, Tishrei 23, 5778. (Until sunset) To 6,576 in resident churches; individuals God are making temples of His Holy Spirit.

 Why Sabbaths

     The Pharisees accused Jesus of breaking the law when He went through a field eating some of the grain. Jesus reminded them of David entering the temple and eating sacred bread intended for the priest only. 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.” Mark 2:27-28) Jesus was and is; “Son of God and Son of man, because He willingly came in the flesh to be sacrificed for the sins of the world. But seemingly, God the Father has revealed His Son only to a few called out to be His Elect.

     The Son of God, “Jesus” is the deity who communicated with Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. Jesus delivered Israel from Egyptian bondage as promised Abraham through Moses. The awesomeness of this wonderful truth was revealed to Jesus’ apostle Paul; who wrote: “For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our fathers were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they were all drinking from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.” 1Corinthians 10:1-4)

       Without remembering and keeping holy the Lord’s Sabbaths, people go off in many tangents as the world has done. Thus Sabbaths are set aside, “sanctified” for people - not people for the Sabbath. A person for the Sabbath was the Pharisee thinking when they accused Jesus of breaking the law when He went through the field plucking and eating. 

Without remembering God’s Sabbaths for their intended purposes, God’s created people become lackadaisical regarding to whom they actually belong. Pliable to erroneous, deceptive teaching.

       God the Father hasn’t revealed the supremacy of Jesus as Creator, Re-creator, Sustainer, the Christian’s emissary and coming king of kings to the many professing a belief in Him. Jesus explains through His apostle Paul.

      (Colossians 1:15-20; He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven and on earth were created by Him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through Him and for Him. He Himself is before all things and all things are held together ’sustained’ in Him. He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that He Himself may become first in all things. For God, ’the Father’ was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in the Son and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross – through Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.”)

       Major denominations see Jesus through the agenda laid out by Catholicism. Who incorporated many abominable to God practices with a little Judaism, calling it Christian. Astute people need not look any further than back to Pope Gregory era calendar and “whom days of the week are named for proof.” Their history of persecuting Believers IN Jesus is available for all to see.

     Jesus’ Millennial Commands for Jacob’s Heirs, “Christians.” 

        (Isaiah 58: “Shout loudly! Don’t be quiet! Yell as loud as a trumpet! Confront My people with their rebellious deeds; confront Jacob’s family with their sin! They seek Me day after day; they want to know My requirements, like a nation that does what is right and does not reject the law of their God. They ask Me for just decrees; they want to be near God. (3) They lament, ‘Why don’t you notice when we fast? Why don’t You pay attention when we humble ourselves?’ Look, at the same time you fast, you satisfy your selfish desires, you oppress your workers. Look, your fasting is accompanied by arguments, brawls, and fistfights. Do not fast as you do today, trying to make your voice heard in heaven. (5) Is this really the kind of fasting I want? Do I want a day when people merely humble themselves, bowing their heads like a reed and stretching out on sackcloth and ashes? Is this really what you call a fast, a day that is pleasing to the Lord? (6) No, this is the kind of fast I want. I want you to remove the sinful chains, to tear away the ropes of the burdensome yoke, to set free the oppressed, and to break every burdensome yoke. I want you to share your food with the hungry and to provide shelter for homeless, oppressed people. When you see someone naked, clothe him! Don’t turn your back on your own flesh and blood! (8) Then your light will shine like the sunrise; your restoration will quickly arrive; your godly behavior will go before you, and the Lord’s splendor will be your rear guard. (9) Then you will call out, and the Lord will respond; you will cry out, and He will reply, ‘Here I am.’ You must remove the burdensome yoke from among you and stop pointing fingers and speaking sinfully. You must actively help the hungry and feed the oppressed. Then your light will dispel the darkness, and your darkness will be transformed into noonday. (11) The Lord will continually lead you; He will feed you even in parched regions. He will give you renewed strength, and you will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring that continually produces water. Your perpetual ruins will be rebuilt; you will reestablish the ancient foundations. You will be called, ‘The one who repairs broken walls, the one who makes the streets inhabitable again.’

     58:13; You must observe the Sabbath rather than doing anything you please on My holy day. You must look forward to the Sabbath and treat the Lord’s holy day with respect. You must treat it with respect by refraining from your normal activities,

and by refraining from your selfish pursuits and from making business deals. Then you will find joy in your relationship to the Lord, and I will give you great prosperity and cause crops to grow on the land I gave to your ancestor Jacob. “ Know for certain that the Lord has spoken.”)

       The rebellious that looked to Satan’s immortality deception, also teach a Sabbath change and twist Paul’s letter to the Colossian’s. Ponder whether translators had an agenda too. 

       (Colossians 2:16-19; “Therefore do not let anyone judge you with respect to food or drink, or in the matter of a feast, new moon, or Sabbath days – these are only, (The word “only,” is not in the Greek text is supplied in the English translation to bring out the force of the Greek phrase.” the shadow of the things to come, but the reality is Christ! (18) Let no one who delights in humility and the worship of angels pass judgment on you. That person goes on at great lengths about what he has supposedly seen, but he is puffed up with empty notions by his fleshly mind. He has not held fast to the head from whom the whole body, supported and knit together through its ligaments and sinews, grows with a growth that is from God.”

       Who looks to Catholic made saints and worships images? Don’t yield to those saying, “feast days, new moon and Sabbaths are only for Old Covenant people.” Sabbaths foreshadow things to come. Jesus’ millennial rule on earth, putting sin out and judgment.    

      (Col 2:20-23; “If you have died with Christ to the elemental spirits of the world, why do you submit to them as though you lived in the world?”Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!” These are all destined to perish with use, founded as they are on human commands and teachings. Even though they have the appearance of wisdom with their self-imposed worship and false humility achieved by an unsparing treatment of the body – a wisdom with no true value – they in reality result in fleshly indulgence.”) Baptism symbolizes having died with Christ to worldly, human commands and teachings.

       Jesus’ leading the Israelites through the sea with water banked on both sides and under the cloud looked forward to being immersed in Christ. Hebrews is to a people recognizing their heavenly calling to His Rest.

         (Hebrews 3:1-6; “Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, partners in a heavenly calling, take note of Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess, who is faithful to the One ‘God the Father’ who appointed Him, as Moses was also in God’s house. For He, ‘Jesus’ has come to deserve greater glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house deserves greater honor than the house itself! For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that would be spoken. (6) But Christ is faithful as a Son over God’s house. We ‘Christians’ are of His house, if in fact we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope we take pride in. (See Psalms 95)

     (Heb 3:7-14; “Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Oh, that today you would listen as He speaks!Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, in the day of testing in the wilderness.There your fathers tested Me and tried Me, and they saw My works for forty years.Therefore, I became provoked at that generation and said, Their hearts are always wandering and they have not known My ways.’ (11) “As I swore in My anger, They will never enter My ‘Sabbath’ rest!’” See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has an evil, unbelieving heart that forsakes the living God. But exhort one another each day, as long as it is called “Today,” that none of you may become hardened by sin’s deception. (14) For we, ‘followers of Jesus’ have become partners with Christ, if in fact we hold our initial confidence firm until the end.

     (Heb 3:15 As it says, “Oh, that today you would listen as He speaks! Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.” For which ones heard and rebelled? Was it not all who came out of Egypt under Moses’ leadership? And against whom provoked God for forty years? Was it not those who sinned, whose dead bodies fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear they would never enter into His Rest, except those who were disobedient? So we see that they could not enter because of unbelief.”)

       (Matthew 12:1-8; At that time Jesus went through the grain fields on a Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pick heads of wheat and eat them. But when the Pharisees saw this they said to Him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is against the law to do on the Sabbath.” He said to them, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry – how He entered the house of God and they ate the sacred bread, which was against the law for him or his companions to eat, but only for the priests? Or have you not read in the law that the priests in the temple desecrate the Sabbath and yet are not guilty? I tell you that something greater than the temple is here. If you had known what this means: ‘I want mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”)

       Likewise Jesus gave Moses the seven annual Sabbaths looking back and forward to His Passover, putting sin out, gifting with His Spirit, His return, the resurrection, His millennial rule and Judgment. (First season: Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread. Sacrificial blood saving and the gifted desire to put sin out.) (Second season: Pentecost - Feast of First Fruits, the gifting of His Spirit, making people spiritually at one with God.) 

(Third season: Trumpets, Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles and Last Great Day. Trumpets looking forward to and foreshadowing the resurrection. Atonement, being at one with God. Feast of Tabernacles, peace on earth, Satan bound and sharing rule with Jesus. Last Great Day, judgment, God the Father coming down with New Jerusalem; God the Son and all submitting to God the Father. God’s weekly and annual Sabbaths are perpetual.