At One with God the Father and God the Son, chapter 5

To 10,053, Churches of God “A people being made temples of His spirit.” 3/20/18  God’s 1st month, Nisan 4, 5778 until sunset.

        Followers of Jesus are “at one” with Him, God the Father and one another. Godly gifted love for His first four commandments is the binder. We desire to be obedient, think as He thinks, love what He loves, hate what He hates, because we know He is holy and righteous. Godly gifted love for His last six commandments is the binder for loving neighbor as ourselves. Godly love binds it all. There’s no division.

       Jesus’ good news is about the kingdom of God being established on earth. The focus is His return with power, Satan bound,  His Saints resurrected to a spiritual life to serve, Israelites re-established to former borders and the nations looking to Israel’s God for guidance. It’s all preplanned, revealed to Jesus’ apostle Paul, Isaiah, Jeremiah and others.    

      (Rom 11:25-27 “For I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: A partial hardening has happened to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion; He will remove ungodliness from Jacob “Israel” And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.””)

       Our creator’s plan for His People and His earth are absolute. All things will unfold according to His plan in spite of religious organizations. Isaiah’s prophecy is Jesus’ revelation to him and mainly for Israel.

       (Isa 29:13-16; The sovereign master says, “These people say they are loyal to Me;

they say wonderful things about Me, but they are not really loyal to Me. Their worship consists of nothing but man-made ritual. Therefore I will again do an amazing thing for these people – an absolutely extraordinary deed. Wise men will have nothing to say, the sages will have no explanations.” Those who try to hide their plans from the Lord are as good as dead, who do their work in secret and boast, “Who sees us? Who knows what we’re doing?”(16) 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”?) Our Creator does understand and plans His conclusion.

       (Isa 29:17-24; “In just a very short time Lebanon will turn into an orchard and the orchard will be considered a forest. At that time the deaf will be able to hear words read from a scroll, and the eyes of the blind will be able to see through deep darkness. The downtrodden will again rejoice in the Lord; the poor among humankind will take delight in the Holy One of Israel. (20) For tyrants will disappear, those who taunt will vanish, and all those who love to do wrong will be eliminated – those who bear false testimony against a person, who entrap the one who arbitrates at the city gate and deprive the innocent of justice by making false charges. (22) So this is what the Lord, the one who delivered Abraham, says to the family of Jacob: “Jacob will no longer be ashamed; their faces will no longer show their embarrassment. For when they see their children, whom I will produce among them, they will honor My name. They will honor the Holy One of Jacob; they will respect the God of Israel. Those who stray morally will gain understanding; those who complain will acquire insight.”)

       (Jeremiah 10:1-5; You people of Israel, listen to what the Lord has to say to you. The Lord says, “Do not start following pagan religious practices. Do not be in awe of signs that occur in the sky even though the nations hold them in awe. For the religion of these people is worthless. They cut down a tree in the forest, and a craftsman makes it into an idol with his tools. He decorates it with overlays of silver and gold. He uses hammer and nails to fasten it together so that it will not fall over. Such idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field. They cannot talk. They must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them because they cannot hurt you. And they do not have any power to help you.”

      (Jer 10:6-10;  I said, “There is no one like You, Lord. You are great. And you are renowned for your power. Everyone should revere You, O King of all nations, because You deserve to be revered. For there is no one like You among any of the wise people of the nations nor among any of their kings. (8) The people of those nations are both stupid and foolish. Instruction from a wooden idol is worthless! Hammered-out silver is brought from Tarshish and gold is brought from Uphaz to cover those idols. They are the handiwork of carpenters and goldsmiths. They are clothed in blue and purple clothes.

They are all made by skillful workers. (10) The Lord is the only true God. He is the living God and the everlasting King. When He shows His anger the earth shakes.

None of the nations can stand up to His fury.” Now here is the message Israelites will be giving to the nations.

      (Jer 10:11-13; “You people of Israel should tell those nations this: ‘These gods did not make heaven and earth. They will disappear from the earth and from under the heavens.’ The Lord is the one who by His power made the earth. He is the One who by His wisdom established the world. And by His understanding he spread out the skies. When his voice thunders, the heavenly ocean roars. He makes the clouds rise from the far-off horizons. He makes the lightning flash out in the midst of the rain. He unleashes the wind from the places where He stores it.”

       (Jer 10:14- “All these idolaters will prove to be stupid and ignorant. Every goldsmith will be disgraced by the idol he made. For the image he forges is merely a sham. There is no breath in any of those idols. They are worthless, mere objects to be mocked. When the time comes to punish them, they will be destroyed. The Lord, ‘Jesus’ who is the inheritance of Jacob’s descendants, is not like them. He is the One who created everything. And the people of Israel are those He claims as His own. He is known as the Lord who rules over all.”)

        Heavenly Father: thank You for making us in Your image, for revealing Yourself. Revealing that You aren’t through with Your creation. You planned from the foundation of the world. Make us yielded to Your Way and hopefully we each will give You the praise. We pray in the name of Jesus. AMEN

       After Adam and Eve’s disobedience, they heard the sound of the Lord God moving about in the orchard at the breezy time of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the orchard. God asked; “Where are you?” Adam replied, “I heard You moving about in the orchard, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.” The Lord God said; “Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from? Adam replied; “The woman you gave me, gave me some fruit from the tree and I ate it.” God said to the woman; “What is this you have done?” The woman replied; “The serpent tricked me, and I ate.” Gen 3:8-13.)

        Do we noticed an inherited characteristic? What child never blamed something else for his or her disobedience or failure? How about adults? particularly politicians.

Does Adam and Eve’s disobedience cause an awareness that we need a nature change? A change from innocence to that of self awareness and evaluation? It SHOULD! Because we each have inherited that lawless “sin” nature from Adam and Eve. It’s the cause of our self serving, little god mentality thinking to decide for self, “what’s right, wrong, good and evil.”

       Our Creator has the right and obligation to teach us what’s right, wrong, good and evil. He gave us a text book! He can fix our inherited nature! Through His revelations we’re able to understand our natural inclinations and desire. Only He gives the desire for Godly repentance.

       (Gen 3:14; “The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all the wild beasts and all the living creatures of the field! On your belly you will crawl and dust you will eat all the days of your life.”) Snake characteristic of Satan! Thus he is referred to as “serpent” in the holy scriptures. As a camouflaged snake, Satan’s methods are sneaky and deceptive. Manifests himself as an angel of light! (See 2 Corinthians 11:14)

       Though spirit, Satan does have an end! (Study the last three chapters of Revelations.) Until then Satan’s business is deception and his followers hostile toward God’s Way.

       (Gen 3:15; “And I will put hostility between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring; her offspring will attack your head, and you will attack her offspring’s heel.”)

       Not only is Satan leader of other demonic spirits, his offspring include demonically led people. (Demonically deceived people manifest themselves as being enlightened about the ways of God.)

       The “woman” could represent God’s church and does refers to Jesus, “who from the planned beginning was to be born of a woman.” One day He will destroy everything demonic. (This Genesis text is our first scriptural prophecy regarding Satan’s demise.)

       (Gen 3:16; “To the woman the Lord God said; “I will greatly increase your labor pains; with pain you will give birth to children. You will want to control your husband, but he will dominate you.”) SEE any inherited characteristics?

       (Gen 3:17-19; “But to Adam the Lord God said; “Because you obeyed your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ cursed is the ground thanks to you; in painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, but you will eat the grain of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat food until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken;

for you are dust, and to dust you will return.”) WE’RE but dust! Dead and no more than dirt in our fleshly inherited from Adam nature.

      But our Lord God had a plan from the beginning, to put Satan away and re-make people in His likeness, “spiritually.” Jesus referred to this miracle as, “being born again” or “being born from above” or “Fathered.”

       (Gen 3:20; “Adam named his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all the living.” One day all living people will know that we are created in God’s image and for His purpose. One day God will make land more productive with nutritious foods.

       (Gen 3:21-22; “The Lord God made garments from skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them. And the Lord God said; “Now that the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil, he must not be allowed to stretch out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”) The tree of life apparently represents man’s desire to usurp God will. God’s imputed spirit reveals that it’s idolatry to look elsewhere to discern what’s right, wrong, good and evil.

      At Genesis 1:26, the Lord God said, “let US make man in OUR image.” The Lord God is “Jesus” Creator, ReCreator, Sustainer, Savior, in whom is life and our Mediator. (See Colossians 1:15-20)  Verse 22, says; “like one of US.” The One speaking is Jesus. God the Father and God the Son are the God family; and about the business of adding to The Family. (A better rendering or translation of verse 21, should read; “Now that the man has become like one of us, THINKING TO KNOW good and evil, he must not be allowed to stretch out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”) Why? Immortality is only gifted through Jesus.

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