James’ Letter, chapter 2

To: The called and people being called to be atOne with Jesus. 2/22/19, God’s 12th month 17th day of Adar 1 until sunset.

Jesus’ apostle Paul explained that when we’re gifted to love God, “His love is shed abroad in our hearts.”

(Romans 5:1-5; “Therefore, since we “Christians” have been declared righteous by “Jesus” faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of God’s glory. Not only this, but we also rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance, character, and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”) When God’s love is shed abroad to our minds, we love His Way, His law, we hate the things He hates and love the things He loves. It isn’t a confusing faith that allows a person to be blown about like the wind, “not double minded.” People who don’t have the love of God shed abroad in the mind, conjure up a faith based on denominational or personal theories. The character to do the works of the true Jesus’ faith is lacking.

(James 2:14-19; “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have ’Jesus’’ works? (Jesus’ message) Can this kind of faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm and eat well,” but you do not give them what the body needs, what good is it? So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith without works and I will show you faith by my works. You believe that God is One; well and good. Even the demons believe that – and tremble with fear.”)

It isn’t enough to believe God is one! We must have Jesus’ truth gifted to our minds, believe in His message as gifted through the prophets and apostles. We aren’t saved by works of the law, nor can we love the real Jesus until He’s revealed by God the Father. That revelation then demonstrates “the spirit of obedience” to His Way. Jesus and each of His apostles held Abraham up for our example of faithful obedience.

(James 2:20-26; “But would you like evidence, you empty fellow, that faith without works is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? You see that his faith was working together with his works and his faith was perfected by works. And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Now Abraham believed God and it was counted to him for righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. And similarly, was not Rahab the prostitute also justified by works when she welcomed the messengers and sent them out by another way? For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.”) Let’s meditate on this when we are tempted not to keep God’s Sabbaths in memory: His Sabbaths and His Ways. God’s imputing His spirit of truth to our minds is, “a birth from above” making us atOne with Him. His fathering is gifted immortality and miraculously sheds His love abroad in our heart. We’re alive in Jesus when begotten of His spirit.

Before Jesus’ came in the flesh and after His ascension for a time, the Jerusalem temple was managed by a high Priest, “of Levite’s tribe,” a mix of Pharisees and Sadducees persuasions. Roman authorities had allowed mostly Judean’s back and the temple rebuilt. Israelites were scattered among gentile populations. But “the Lord God Jesus” had another temple rebuilding in mind, planned long before His coming in the flesh. He had Isaiah name the One who’d bring it about.

(Isaiah 44:26-28; “Who fulfills the oracles of His prophetic servants and brings to pass the announcements of His messengers, who says about Jerusalem, ‘She will be inhabited, ’and about the towns of Judah, ‘They will be rebuilt, her ruins I will raise up,’ who says to the deep sea, ‘Be dry! I will dry up your sea currents,’ (28) who commissions Cyrus, the one appointed as shepherd to carry out all My wishes and to decree concerning Jerusalem, ‘She will be rebuilt,’ and concerning the temple, ‘It will be reconstructed.’”

(Isa 45:1-13; “This is what the Lord says to His chosen one, to Cyrus, whose right hand I hold in order to subdue nations before him, and disarm kings, to open doors before him, so gates remain unclosed: “I will go before you and level mountains. “governments.” Bronze doors I will shatter and iron bars I will hack through. (3) I will give you hidden treasures, riches stashed away in secret places, so you may recognize that I am the Lord, the One who calls you by name, the God of Israel. For the sake of My servant Jacob, Israel, My chosen one, I call you Cyrus’ by name and give you a title of respect, even though you do not recognize Me. I am the Lord, I have no peer, there is no God but Me.” (As always, study the whole.) The Lord God, ‘Jesus’ had Isaiah name and prophecy Cyrus’ rule and gifted characteristics before his birth.

(Isaiah 45:9-13; “One who argues with his Creator is in grave danger, one who is like a mere shard among the other shards on the ground! The clay should not say to the Potter, “What in the world are you doing? Your work lacks skill!” Danger awaits one who says to his father, “What in the world are you fathering?” and to his mother, “What in the world are you bringing forth?” This is what the Lord says, the Holy One of Israel, the One who formed him, ’Israel’ concerning things to come: “How dare you question Me about My children! How dare you tell Me what to do with the work of My own hands! (12) I made the earth, I created the people who live on it. It was Me – My hands stretched out the sky, I give orders to all the heavenly lights. It is Me – I stir him ‘Cyrus’ up and commission him; I will make all his ways level. He will rebuild My city; he will send My exiled people home, but not for a price or a bribe,” says the Lord who commands armies.”)

God raised up King Cyrus of Persia as prophesied some 700 years before. Cyrus fulfilled the Lord’s message spoken through Isaiah. The Lord stirred the mind of King Cyrus of Persia, to rebuild Judea and the temple in Jerusalem. (Thus said King Cyrus of Persia: “‘The Lord God of heaven has given me all the kingdoms of the earth. He has instructed me to build a temple for Him in Jerusalem, which is in Judah.” (Satan got in the way and troubled times followed, others ordered a stop to the rebuilding.) After Cyrus, God put King Darius in power, the temple problem was brought to his attention and he ordered a search of Cyrus’ records. It was found that Cyrus had given the following instructions.

(‘Let the temple be rebuilt as a place where sacrifices are offered. Let its foundations be set in place. Its height is to be ninety feet and its width ninety feet, with three layers of large stones and one layer of timber. The expense is to be subsidized by the royal treasury. Furthermore let the gold and silver vessels of the temple of God, which Nebuchadnezzar brought from the temple in Jerusalem and carried to Babylon, be returned and brought to their proper place in the temple in Jerusalem. Let them be deposited in the temple of God.’”) Darius then gave the order and rebuilding continued. See Ezra 1: - 6: This is the same temple Jesus predicted that would be torn down later.

Jesus had Isaiah prophesy about some Israelites returning and the temple rebuilt. Satan is still allowed to cause a hatred toward God’s Way people, over the whole world. Today Jews and followers of Jesus are hated. The little nation “Israel” will likely to be over run again, unless God shortens time for the Elect’s sake.

(Matthew 24:15-22; “So when you see the abomination of desolation – spoken about by Daniel the prophet – standing in the holy place (let the reader understand) then those in Judea must flee to the mountains. The one on the roof must not come down to take anything out of his house, and the one in the field must not turn back to get his cloak. (19) Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing their babies in those days! Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. For then there will be great suffering unlike anything that has happened from the beginning of the world until now, or ever will happen. And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the Elect those days will be cut short.”)

Why would God have mercy and “pass over” selected people’s sins? Because of His mercy and promises to Abraham, Moses, David and His prophets. Except our sins, “lawlessness” be passed over, everyone’s sin nature inherited from Adam must die an eternal death. But Jesus, our Passover, resurrection, and through whom is life, shed His blood that our sin be remitted. Jesus revealed it to Paul and His followers.

(1Corinthians 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, “Adam” the resurrection of the dead also came through a man. “Jesus.“ (22) 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.”) Eternal death is the result of disobedience, but God made the way for His chosen to inherit eternal life through Jesus.

(1Cor 15:24-26; “Then comes the ‘millennial’ end, when He, “Jesus” hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He, “Jesus” has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power. For He, “Jesus” must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be eliminated is death.”) It’s prophesied that Jesus will rule with His Saints, 1,000 years, Satan to be bound, the first resurrection is His called out Saints, and then all Israel is to be saved, “resurrected” miraculously delivered to the borders promised Abraham. (see Isaiah 35:)

Prior to New Jerusalem coming down, Satan will be released for a short season, to go out and deceive the likes of Gog & Magog. Satan and they will attempt to make war, but Jesus will destroy all evil, before New Jerusalem and God the Father comes down. (see Revelations 20: & 21:.)

No one deserves inheriting eternal life! Every individual has sinned. All have inherited Adam and Eve’s sin, “lawless toward God” nature. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. However, from the beginning, God made The Way through Creator Jesus, “justifying a called people, who believe IN because of Jesus’ faithfulness.”

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