Genesis and the New Covenant, chapter 36

To: The Family of God, “people being made temples of His spirit” God’s Church  8/29/18, God’s 6th month, Elul 18, 5778 until sunset.

      Christian denominations, Moslem, Hinduism and the rest are built on traditions. Accept practices from ancient pagan cultures: “attempt to apply them to a mixture of Judaism and Jesus’ teaching.” Like Cain, the many assume “surely God will be pleased with my efforts.” Like Eve, believing Satan’s words; “surely you won’t die, for God knows you’ll be divine.” (Review Gen 3:) Beliefs that don’t fit Jesus’ words: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” are in Satan’s camp. To believe IN God, “we must know Jesus’ identity - divinity - Supremacy.” Jesus revealed and Paul shared.

      (Colossians 1:15-20;  He ’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 – 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.”) Seeing - knowing Jesus is to see - know the Father.

      Powerful Satan, palming himself off as an angel of light; “can give out imaginary revelations.” Jesus’ apostle Paul reveals the characteristics of Satan and his followers, explaining: (2Cor 11:13-15; “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.”)

      The, “only believe” Christian denominations’ doctrine has invaded modern thinking. Not specifically defining “belief in.” Seemingly, they accept a “belief that” a god exist doctrine.

       Jesus taught through His apostle Paul; “His church is built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone.” In other words, “Jesus, His apostles, prophets and Christians are on the same foundation. (The history of Jacob “Israel,” Jesus’ prophetic Words through His prophets and Apostles are God‘s truth for all ages.) Teachings through His apostles are His follow ups and true worship.

       (Jesus’ manner of dealing with Abraham, Isaac Israel and His Apostles all for our examples, learning and practice.) Speaking to the non-Israelites Christians, God the Father put in His church; Paul writes.

       (Ephesians 2:11-12; “Therefore remember that formerly you, ‘Gentiles’ who are called “un-circumcision” by the so-called “circumcision” that is performed on the body by human hands – that you were “formally” at that time without the Messiah, alienated from the citizenship of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.”) Remember the meaning of the word, “Israel” is, “God fights.” Citizenship with Israel means, “citizens God fights for.” Followers of Jesus are a people covenanted to a oneness with God through the blood of Christ.”

      (Eph 2:13; “But now in Christ Jesus you who used to be far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”) God the Father calls, gives understanding regarding why Jesus shed His blood and gives us to Jesus for training. Therefore all Christians are “brought near” by God the Father’s call.

      (Eph 2:14-22; “For Jesus is our peace, the One who made both groups (converted Israelites and non-Israelites) by“a spiritual” birth, into one and who destroyed the middle wall of partition, the hostility, when Jesus nullified in His flesh the law of commandments in decrees. He did this to create in Himself one new man “people” out of two, thus making peace, and to reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by which the hostility has been killed. (for Believers IN). (17) And Jesus came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near, “Israelites” so that through Jesus we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you (“non-Israelites”) 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. (21) In Jesus the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”)

      Spiritual and physical Israelites are a scattered people today. God’s church is not an organization of men, “but God’s people in whom His spirit dwells.”

      (1Cor 3:16-17; “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If someone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, which is what you are.”) As such followers of Jesus are compelled to turn from pagan tradition, “designed by the deceiver Satan to honor imagined gods and turn to practices approved by God. (Such God inspired turning is repentance.)

       In parable form Jesus gives the example of a landowner, “representing God” and His sending tenants, “representing called people” to take care of His property and people.

      (Matt 21:33-46; “Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a fence around it, dug a pit for its winepress, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and went on a journey. When the harvest time was near, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his portion of the crop. But the tenants seized his slaves, “the called.?“ beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again he “God” sent other slaves, more than the first, and they treated them the same way. Finally he “God” sent his son “Jesus” to them, saying, ‘They will respect My son.’ But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him and get his inheritance!’ So they seized him, “Jesus” threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him. (40) Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” They “those leasing, the Pharisees & Sadducees” said to him, “Jesus” “He will utterly destroy those evil men! Then he will lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him his portion at the harvest.” (42) Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This is from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? For this reason I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken from you “who leased, Israelites by birth” given to a people who will produce its fruit. The one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, and the one on whom it falls will be crushed.” (45) When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus’ parables, they realized that He was speaking about them. They wanted to arrest Him, but they were afraid of the crowds, because the crowds regarded Jesus as a prophet.”)

      Today’s various organized religions represent those tenant’s, along with Zodiac “moon and star” worship that was big when Joseph got to Egypt. The Pharaohs used many demonic led magicians and star gazers to advise about all sorts of things. In our so called advanced societies, many leaders and so called educated do the same, “using the horoscope and advice from organized religions.” Some even calling themselves Christian!

      Remember Joseph said, “doesn’t interpretations belong to God.?” Few realize the degree in which Satan attempts to mimic God, manifesting himself as an angel of light in order to cause people to follow his and their own “seem right” ways.

      Jesus’ apostles and we today, have to contend with demonic led clergy types. (Review 2Corinthians 11:12-15) God sent Joseph to Egypt for His purpose, and Joseph found himself surrounded by paganism. God interpreted the baker and cupbearer’s dreams through Joseph.

      (Gen 40:20; “On the third day it was Pharaoh’s birthday, so he gave a feast for all his servants. He “lifted up” the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker in the midst of his servants. He restored the chief cupbearer to his former position so that he placed the cup in Pharaoh’s hand, but the chief baker he impaled, just as Joseph had predicted. But the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph – he forgot him.”)

      Two years would pass with Joseph in jail and serving the jail keeper. Joseph was in training, learning to be submissive to authority while maintaining faith in God. Joseph was on God’s potters wheel, “as some of us may be.” May we each learn to wait on God’s promises.

      (Gen 41:1-7; “At the end of two full years Pharaoh had a dream. As he was standing by the Nile, seven fine-looking, fat cows were coming up out of the Nile, and they grazed in the reeds. Then seven bad-looking, thin cows were coming up after them from the Nile, and they stood beside the other cows at the edge of the river. The bad-looking, thin cows ate the seven fine-looking, fat cows. Then Pharaoh woke up. (5) Then he fell asleep again and had a second dream: There were seven heads of grain growing on one stalk, healthy and good. Then seven heads of grain, thin and burned by the east wind, were sprouting up after them. The thin heads swallowed up the seven healthy and full heads. Then Pharaoh woke up and realized it was a dream.”)

      (41:8-13; “In the morning he was troubled, so he called for all the diviner-priests of Egypt and all its wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but no one could interpret them for him. Then the chief cupbearer said to Pharaoh, “Today I recall my failures. Pharaoh was enraged with his servants, and he put me in prison in the house of the captain of the guards – me and the chief baker. We each had a dream one night; each of us had a dream with its own meaning. Now a young man, a Hebrew, a servant of the captain of the guards, was with us there. We told him our dreams, and he interpreted the meaning of each of our respective dreams for us. It happened just as he had said to us – Pharaoh restored me to my office, but he impaled the baker.”)

       (41:14-16; “Then Pharaoh summoned Joseph. So they brought him quickly out of the dungeon; he shaved himself, changed his clothes, and came before Pharaoh. Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. But I have heard about you, that you can interpret dreams.” (16) Joseph replied to Pharaoh, “It is not within my power, but God will speak concerning the welfare of Pharaoh.”) The confident manner in which Joseph seems to have spoken, indicates that God had revealed, “knowing faith” to him. (knowing faith about such things is, “supernatural revealing.”)

       It’s faith like given to Peter and John. (Acts 2:3-10; “Seeing a lame man at the temple court asking for money, Peter and John said to him, “Look at us!” So the lame man paid attention to them, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said, “I have no silver or gold, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, stand up and walk!” Then Peter took hold of him by the right hand and raised him up, and at once the man’s feet and ankles were made strong. He jumped up, stood and began walking around, and he entered the temple courts with them, walking and leaping and praising God. All the people saw him walking and praising God, and they recognized him as the man who used to sit and ask for donations at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, and they were filled with astonishment and amazement at what had happened to him.”)

       At that moment in time, Peter and John were gifted with, “knowing faith.” God revealed what He would do through them and they acted on that revelation. Likewise with Joseph, “God revealed Pharaoh’s dream; “the interpretation belonging to God was gifted.” Peter and John, like Joseph understood that the miracle belonged to God.

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