Genesis and the New Covenant, chapter 3

To: 11,829 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”

7/11/18, God’s 4th month, Tammuz 28, 5778 until sunset.

      God sets His chosen people apart in many ways. As we study prayerfully we learn to allow “scripture to interpret scripture.” God made several new beginnings for His people; Noah was a new beginning after the people became so corrupt. God’s calling Abraham was a new beginning. God made Abraham a father to a set aside ’sanctified’ people of His choosing. Both a physical and a spiritual people planned for His purpose.

      His physically set aside people culminated when God changed Jacob’s name to Israel, “the word Israel meaning; God fights.” Israel’s son Joseph’s being sold by his brothers to ultimately become the second in command to the Egyptian Pharaoh, was planned. Israelites’ 400 plus years in Egypt and their deliverance was planned and promised Abraham.

       Jesus’ coming was shared with Abraham and other prophets. God the Father’s calling out and sanctifying a people to be Jesus’ followers; “be AT ONE with Him” was a new and spiritual beginning.” Promised Abraham, prophesied through Isaiah, Ezekiel and Moses in Deuteronomy.

     (Deut 18:15-19; “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you – from your fellow Israelites; you must listen to Him. This accords with what happened at Horeb in the day of the assembly. You asked the Lord your God: “Please do not make us hear the voice of the Lord our God any more or see this great fire any more lest we die.” (17) The Lord then said to me, “What they have said is good. I will raise up a prophet like you for them from among their fellow Israelites. I will put My words in His mouth and He will speak to them whatever I command. I will personally hold responsible anyone who then pays no attention to the words that prophet speaks in My name.”)

       That new promised beginning was through Creator Jesus was preplanned from the beginning by promise, “God’s spirit would be given through God the Son “Jesus” a people following Jesus and becoming Abraham’s heirs. This understanding was revealed to Jesus’ apostle Paul and to we Believers IN.

      (Gal 3:27=29; “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.”)

     (1Cor 15:20-23; “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead also came through a man. For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him.”)

      The One creating life in Adam can re-create life. His apostles John and Paul were inspired to write about His deity.

      (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.”) Paul was inspired to write the same at Colossians 1:15-20”

       (Jesus gave Moses the insight to write, “let US make man in OUR image and likeness.”) God the Father, God the Son and all Believers IN Jesus are God’s family.

       Except for those set aside, “heirs of Adam through Jacob were a fleshly, stubborn, unbelieving people. Jacob - Israel’s family prostituted themselves to imaginary gods; “yielded to their fleshly mind and followed the gentile Babylonians. Jesus had Isaiah write to Jacob’s heirs the Israelites.

      (Isaiah 48:3-22; “I “God” announced events beforehand, I issued the decrees and made the predictions; suddenly I acted and they came to pass. I did this because I know how stubborn you are. Your neck muscles are like iron and your forehead like bronze. I announced them to you beforehand; before they happened, I predicted them for you, so you could never say, ‘My image did these things, my idol, my cast image, decreed them.’ (6) You have heard; now look at all the evidence! Will you not admit that what I say is true? From this point on I am announcing to you new events that are previously unrevealed and you do not know about. Now they come into being, in the past; before today you did not hear about them, so you could not say, ‘Yes, I know about them.’ You did not hear, you do not know, you were not told beforehand. (8) For I know that you are very deceitful; you were labeled a rebel from birth. For the sake of My reputation I hold back My anger; for the sake of My prestige I restrain Myself from destroying you. Look, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have purified you in the furnace of misery. For My sake alone I will act, for how can I allow My name to be defiled? I will not share My glory with anyone else! (12) Listen to me, O Jacob, Israel, whom I summoned! I am the One; I am present at the very beginning and at the very end. Yes, My hand founded the earth; My right hand spread out the sky. I summon them; they stand together. (14) All of you, gather together and listen! Who among them “your idols” announced these things? The Lord’s ally will carry out His desire against Babylon; He will exert His power against the Babylonians. I, I have spoken – yes, I have summoned him; I lead him and he will succeed. Approach me! Listen to this! From the very first I have not spoken in secret; when it happens, I am there.” So now, the sovereign Lord has sent me, “Isaiah” accompanied by His spirit. This is what the Lord, your Protector, says, the Holy One of Israel. “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you how to succeed, who leads you in the way you should go. If only you had obeyed My commandments, prosperity would have flowed to you like a river, deliverance would have come to you like the waves of the sea. (19) Your descendants would have been as numerous as sand, and your children like its granules. Their name would not have been cut off and eliminated from My presence. Leave Babylon! “confusion” Flee from the Babylonians! Announce it with a shout of joy! Make this known! Proclaim it throughout the earth! Say, ‘The Lord protects His servant Jacob. (21) They do not thirst as He leads them through dry regions; He makes water flow out of a rock for them; He splits open a rock and water flows out.’ There will be no prosperity for the wicked,” says the Lord.”)

      Ultimately wickedness is going to be destroyed. NOW, Believers IN, through God’s imputed Holy Spirit, have the mind of Christ, to love one another and realize that all these previous writings are for our learning. Allow Paul’s revelation to fill our minds.

      (Romans 15:1-6; “But we who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not just please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good to build him up. For even Christ did not please Himself, but just as it is written, “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on Me.” For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope. Now may the God of endurance and comfort give you unity with one another in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”)

      Seemingly all Jesus’ apostles except John were persecuted and killed. John was banished to an island when he was old. There Jesus revealed the “Revelations of Jesus to John.” John was blessed to understand Godly love. “He believed IN, God the Father and God the Son.”

      (1John 4:15-19; “If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God resides in him and he in God. 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. 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. There is no fear in love, but 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.”)

       John is writing to a “Christ like People” a called imputed with Godly love people. Godly love is a higher form than human fleshly love, which is basically a love of me, mine and ours. We Believers IN are able to love from the realization that God first loved us. (To believe and confess that Jesus is the Son of God is to lovingly worship the Father and the Son.)     Know that God the Father created through His Son. (Remember John 1:1-5 & Colossians 1:15-20?) When gifted with Godly love, we are able to cast out the fear of death and punishment. Even the fear of being ostracized for living to please God rather than people Remember Jesus’ Words, “if they hated Me they will hate you.” NOW back to Genesis and its correlation with God’s New Covenant promise. (As is the old, God’s New Covenant is with a sanctified people, His chosen, through promises made to Abraham.) A called out people for God‘s purpose, gifted with a righteous desire to love God as He loves us and love one another. Particularly, brothers and sisters in Christ.

      Genesis 2:1-3; “The heavens and the earth were completed with everything that was in them. By the seventh day God finished the work that He had been doing and He ceased on the seventh day all the work that He had been doing. God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it He ceased all the work that He had been doing in creation.”)

       Within a 24 hour span of time each time zone on earth can know when the seventh day appears and ends. God made that time holy, it can’t be changed no more than we can change the earth’s turning. Spiritual truth and understanding is camouflaged to people who don’t believe IN this truth.

 

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