John the Apostle; chapter 30

The Apostle, chapter 30

To: 11,456 Persons being made temples of His spirit: Churches of God.

6/18/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 4, 5778 until sunset.

      Many tend to worship what they believe to be their smarts. These aren’t likely to independently search the holy scriptures: “thinking they’re archaic.” The same yield to societies’ evolving morality: “worshiping the status quo.” For the most part they’re people pleasers and traditionalist. All of which is idolatry in God’s View. It’s the reason Jesus inspired Paul to write; (1Cor 1:26-31)

 “Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position. But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something, so that no one can boast in His presence. He, “God the Father” is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”) (Is Jesus your wisdom?)

       Understanding these five verses is to know that when we decide for self what’s right, wrong, good and evil we’re idolaters. The principle through out God’s Word is that,” people need to look to our Creator for wisdom. Look to Jesus and abandon what seems right to human intellect. That’s Believing IN. That’s looking to Jesus and His message for life practices. Know His revealed Way is for our good. (People who practice “what they believe in are idolaters.) Believing IN anything, “requires an ethical code and a standard of conduct based on a foundation.”

      Worldly religions evolve with the flow of what’s socially acceptable and traditionally popular. God and His ways are absolutes: “He is the same yesterday, today and forever. (See Hebrews 13:8)

       The first Corinthian five verses above tells us: “God chooses who He imputes His spirit to and blesses those respecting His commandments.”

      (Deut 5:10; “I show covenant faithfulness to the thousands who choose Me and keep My commandments.”) Daniel practiced the same obedience.

      (Daniel 9:4-5; “I prayed to the LORD my God, confessing in this way: “O Lord, great and awesome God who is faithful to His covenant with those who love Him and keep His commandments, we have sinned! We have done what is wrong and wicked; we have rebelled by turning away from your commandments and standards.”)

       Until we’re led to confess our lawless inherited nature as did Daniel, “we remain hostile to the Ways of our Creator.”

      Worldly religions don’t grasp: “the Son of God, “Jesus” was Moses’ and Daniel’s Lord. It was Jesus revealing Himself and inspired their words. (See Colossians 1:15-20)

      (John 14:15-17; ““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 does not see Him or know Him. But you know Him, because He resides with you and will be in you.””)

      Advocate is also translated Comforter; “it’s the imputed Spirit of Truth.” Followers of Jesus practice His righteousness and He leads each to know His message and Way. The imputation of, “God’s spirit of truth” His advocate or comforter to our minds is the mystery this world’s unbelievers can‘t understand. (They can’t accept His message of truth because they love this world’s ways.) The demonic principle is, “there’s no absolutes: thus every human practice is condoned.

      Jesus inspired His prophet Isaiah to write about His persecution and death many years before His being conceived in Mary’s womb. Jesus’ apostles was given to understand the prophets writings and Jesus’ deity as He revealed. (John makes Jesus’ teachings clear, saying; “Jesus is the LIGHT of the world.”) When He came to Jerusalem before that Passover, those gifted to believers IN Him praised Him. The populations were of various backgrounds and opinions about the prophetic writings, including Jesus’ first and second coming. Few understood that the Son of God was prophesied to die for the sins of the world.

      (John 12:34-36; “Then the crowd responded, “We have heard from the law that the Christ will remain forever. How can you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up?’ Who is this Son of Man? Jesus replied, “The Light is with you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the Light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become Sons of Light.” When Jesus had said these things, He went away and hid Himself from them.”)

       When The Light, “Jesus” is revealed to individuals, “that belief IN produces a desire to repent for having lived the way that seemed right.”

      (John 12:37-41; “Although Jesus had performed so many miraculous signs before them, they still refused to believe IN Him, so that the word of Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled.”) Jesus’ quote is what He had inspired Isaiah to write.

      (“Lord, who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For this reason they could not believe, because again Isaiah said, “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, so that they would not see with their eyes and understand with their heart, and turn to Me, and I would heal them.” Isaiah said these things because he saw Christ’s glory, and spoke about Him.”)

       Jesus revealed His glory, His first and second coming and had Isaiah prophesy about it long before. It doesn’t fit fleshly human logic to believe that God chooses and reveals! Jesus knows His own, they understand by revelation, respond, seek, yield to and obey. Revelations regarding Isaiah’s prophecies are gifted to those the Father chooses to be “Believers IN.”

      (John 12:42; “Nevertheless, even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they would not confess Jesus to be the Christ, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue.”)

      Is it the same today? Do people recognize the truth presented here and refuse to turn because of, “their denomination.” YES! It’s an inherited characteristic. (Fleshly speaking, its hard for people to separate from family community and old practices.) At some point “believers IN have to separate from the unbelieving way.” At some point, “believers IN must abandon paganism and began practicing Jesus’ Way.” (Group attendance while not believing IN their doctrine for the sake of family and friends is cowardly.) Jesus’ defines these practices accurately.

      (John 12:43; “For they loved praise from men more than praise from God.”) He’s describing our fleshly inherited nature, “mine and yours.” We inherited a love for the praise of people and “we need spiritual help to overcome it!” Confess it and ask for God’s help.

      (John 12:44; “But Jesus shouted out, “The one who believes in Me does not believe in Me, but in the One who sent Me, and the One who sees Me sees the One who sent Me.”) “God the Father and God the Son are as One, when the One is revealed we understand both!”

      (John 12:45-50; “I have come as a Light into the world, so that everyone who believes IN Me should not remain in darkness. If anyone hears “understands My message” My words and does not obey them, I do not judge him. For I have not come “at this timeto judge the world, but to save the world. (48) The one who rejects Me and does not accept My words has a judge; the word I have spoken will judge him at the last day. For I have not spoken from My own authority, but the Father Himself who sent Me has commanded Me what I should say and what I should speak. (50) And I know that His commandment is eternal life. Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told Me.”) NO REBELLION, no hostility in Jesus toward the authority of God our Father.

      Jesus is saying; “I am not sitting in judgment of your lives, moment by moment; “But My words will be your judge at the last day. The seventh annual Sabbath is called “the Last Great Day for God‘s purpose, “it ends the Feast of Tabernacles, foreshadowing judgment.” All evil, Satan and those refusing to believe IN will ultimately die. (See Revelations 21:8) Jesus inspired Isaiah’s pen.

       (Isaiah 11:1-9; “A shoot will grow out of Jesse’s “King David’s daddy” root stock, a bud will sprout from his roots. The Lord’s  God the Father’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, “God the Father.” He “Jesus” will take delight in obeying the Lord, “God the Father” 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 “Jesus” 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, “governmental order.” For there will be universal submission to the Lord’s sovereignty, just as the waters completely cover the sea.”) Nature in man and animals is to be altered.

       On that Last Day, it’ll be to late to question “did I obey?” Jesus inspired John to write in his first letter to His church.

      (1John 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. 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. The one who says he resides in God ought himself to walk just as Jesus walked.”

      Remember; Jesus wrote and kept His ten commandments.

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