What’s Love, chapter 3 of 3

To: The called and those being called to be atOne with Jesus. 2/18/19, God’s 12th month 13th day of Adar 1, until sunset.

Jesus’ apostles ask Him, “then who can be saved?” (Matt 19:26-30; Jesus looked at them and replied, “This is impossible for mere humans, but for God all things are possible.” Then Peter said to Him, “Look, we have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?” Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth: In the age when all things are renewed, when the Son of Man sits on His glorious throne, you ’twelve’ who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. (29) And whoever has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for My sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”)

From Adam to when Jesus ascended, “we have no record of a national people being calling by promise and deliverance by promise as were Jacob’s descendents. No people group has ever been delivered and led by promise as were the Israelites “from sin’s bondage.” Creator Jesus called Moses to be Israel’s deliverer through Himself. He made Israel His holy people by promise. Israelites are the only people purposely put in a sinful bondage situation to be miraculously delivered by a covenant promise. It was all planned and promise to Abraham 430 years before deliverance. Israel’s whole history is for our example and learning.

Israel’s bondage situation parallels our individuals sin condition before God our Father revealed Jesus and our individual sin nature’s condition. As are Jacob’s descendents, we followers of Jesus are spiritual Israelites and saved by the same covenant promises made to Abraham. Jesus’ apostle Paul was given to understand.

(Gal 3:28-29; “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female – for all of you ‘Christians’ are atOne in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”)

God’s calling Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’s descendents to be His chosen people was preplanned. They were the first to be chosen by grace and promise. God’s covenant promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is perpetual and yet to be manifested to the world. With Godly love Jesus gave Moses the ten commandments for His chosen people’s good. (The ten are Israel and the world’s law “guardian” identifying sin.) We’re all under that guardian for our good, “until God the Father calls and reveals Jesus’ faith to us individually.” Then the Love of God ‘the spirit of truth” is gifted to the minds of called out people “to become spiritual Israelites.” God’s imputed “spirit of truth” replaces the law guardian, “causing people to love and be atOne with God’s way.” The gifted “Spirit of Truth” doesn’t abolish God’s law, but stamps it’s goodness in our being, making each recipient atOne with Jesus spiritually.

Children and all who aren’t recipients of God’s Spirit of Truth need to be made aware, “they’re under the guardianship of God’s law defining what’s sin in His view. Individuals and nations that obey God’s laws are blessed. God is love and all His oracles define His loving character.

It’s the mystery to the world; “God’s spirit imputed to Believers IN Jesus making them atOne with Himself and each other. A spiritual people respecting His loving law as He does. A people knowing that we love Him because He loved us first. Remember Paul is writing to a converted people, not the world at large.

(Romans 6:15-23; “What then? Shall we ‘followers of Jesus’ sin because we are not under law but under grace? Absolutely not! Do you not know that if you present yourselves as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the One you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or obedience resulting in righteousness?”) Review, Hosea 9:9-10 on page two of chapter two. The Israelites themselves became as detestable to God “as the detestable things they loved. These things are recorded for our example, learning and good.

Conversion is a change in one’s belief, “particularly biblically speaking, it’s a nature change from fleshly to spiritual. Prior to a miraculous spiritual conversion everyone is a slave to their inherited from Adam sin nature!

(Rom 6:17-20; “But thanks be to God that though you were slaves to sin, you obeyed from the heart that pattern of teaching you were entrusted to, and ‘now’ having been freed from sin, you became enslaved to ’Jesus’’ righteousness. (I ‘Paul’ am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh.) For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification. (20) For when you were slaves of sin, you were free with regard to righteousness.”) “Before spiritual conversion all are under God’s loving law of commandments which when honored are “physical individual and national blessings!”

(Rom 6:21-23; “So what benefit did you, “Believers” then reap from those things that you are now ashamed of? For the end of those things is death. But now, freed from sin and enslaved to God, you have your benefit leading to sanctification, and the end is eternal life. (23) For the payoff of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”)

God is love and to love Him as He manifest Himself to be in the holy scriptures is Godly Love. It’s God’s gifted love “the spirit of truth” that makes people atOne with Him. It was planned before Adam’s creation and Satan‘s rebellion. A chosen people saved by promised grace.

God’s promises to Abraham were partially carried out by blessing Isaac and Jacob’s families before the Egyptian bondage, then as a nation giving Israel lands previously occupied by pagan people groups. God’s promises were kept “when sending Israelites to bondage situations for disobedience. Promises are still being kept in this New Covenant age, “by God’s calling out a chosen spiritual people from various ethnicities to be atOne with Himself and one another - Jesus’ church.” (Review 1Peter 2:4-10 from chapter two page one.) Promises to Abraham include “a people of His own being called out of darkness, as were the nation Israel from Egypt. A people built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood and offer spiritual sacrifices that’s acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Promises to Abraham include the resurrections, Jesus’ millennial reign, New Jerusalem’s coming down and more. All these things define Godly love through grace, Creator Jesus’ coming to remit sin and give eternal life through a sacrificial death and His shed blood.

As Jesus delivered Israel from sinful Egypt, today’s called out people are being delivered from this world’s sinful system of things. We’re commanded to come out from among them. Promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, “whose name was changed to Israel” are perpetual. Israel will yet be delivered from their enemies and re-established to the borders promised Abraham. These promises may be completed when New Jerusalem comes down. (See Isaiah 35: and Joel’s prophetic words about when “all who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” It may be that the last called will become first. Godly love is revealed to the called.

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