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Renunciation of the Faith, Apostate, chapter 5

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

To: “His Church” People gifted with a desire to be atOne with God. 2/14/19 God’s 12th month, day 9, Adar 1, 5779 until sunset

Renunciation of Jesus’ gifted faith was known and prophesied long before Jude. (Jude 4; “For certain men have secretly slipped in among you – men who long ago were marked out for the condemnation I am about to describe – ungodly men who have turned the grace of our God into a license for evil and who deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.”) False teachers then and today were marked out for their condemnation, “from the foundation of the world.” Our all knowing God knows about all the wars, Satan inspired religions and details of what’s going on today. People attempting to use God’s grace “to change His Way, Sabbaths and oracles to insert pagan customs are marked for condemnation.

Jesus’ miraculously saving Israelites from Egyptian bondage foreshadows His called people from this world’s system of things.

(Jude 5; “Now I, “Jude” desire to remind you (even though you have been fully informed of these facts once for all) that Jesus, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, later destroyed those who did not believe. You also know that the, “demonic” angels who did not keep within their proper domain but abandoned their own place of residence, He has kept in eternal chains in utter darkness, locked up for the judgment of the great Day. So also Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring towns, since they indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire in a way similar to these angels, are now displayed as an example by suffering the punishment of eternal fire.”)

What Jude saw happening among Christians was a repeat of what happened to Israelites, not so long after Moses’ and Joshua. Jude is rationalizing with us; “that Jesus is the same, as when He punished rebellious angelic beings and the people of Sodom, so He will punish those marked out for condemnation.”

(Jude 8; “Yet these men, as a result of their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and insult the glorious ones. But even when Michael the archangel was arguing with the devil and debating with him concerning Moses’ body, Michael did not dare to bring a slanderous judgment, but said, “to the devil.” “May the Lord rebuke you!” But these men do not understand the things they slander, and they are being destroyed by the very things that, like irrational animals, they instinctively comprehend.”)

Instinctive comprehension is fleshly, as in the nature we inherited from Adam. The way of unbelieving people is likened to instinctive behavior in animals. (Acting out their lives according to what seems right to their fleshly intellect.) It is making self, “one’s god.” This is what Cain did when he decided to sacrifice to God, according to what seemed right to himself.

Woe to them! For they have traveled down Cain’s path, and because of greed have abandoned themselves to Balaam’s error; hence, they will certainly perish in Korah’s rebellion. These men are dangerous reefs at your love feasts, feasting without reverence, feeding only themselves. They are waterless clouds, carried along by the winds; autumn trees without fruit – twice dead, uprooted; wild sea waves, spewing out the foam of their shame; wayward stars for whom the utter depths of eternal darkness have been reserved.”) Twice dead? Knowingly teaching what’s false is unforgivable, apparently. Such will die a second death. (Review Revelations 21:8)

(Jude 14; “Now Enoch, the seventh in descent beginning with Adam, even prophesied of them, saying, “Look! The Lord is coming with thousands and thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment on all, and to convict every person of all their thoroughly ungodly deeds that they have committed and of all the harsh words that ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” These people are grumblers and fault-finders who go wherever their desires lead them, and they give bombastic speeches, enchanting folks for their own gain.”) Jude apparently had access to Enoch’s writings. Enoch had revelations about Jesus’ coming to rule this earth, long before the flood.!

(Jude 17; But you, dear friends – recall the predictions foretold by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. For they said to you, “In the end time there will come scoffers, propelled by their own ungodly desires.” These people are divisive, worldly, devoid of the Spirit. But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith, by praying in the Holy Spirit, maintain yourselves in the love of God, while anticipating the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that brings eternal life. And have mercy on those who waver; save others by snatching them out of the fire; have mercy on others, coupled with a fear of God, hating even the clothes stained by the flesh.”) “End time” has been since Jesus’ ascension 2,000 Plus years ago, much closer now to Jesus’ return, the resurrections and peace on earth.

(Jude 24; “Now to the One, “Jesus” who is able to keep you from falling, and to cause you to stand, rejoicing, without blemish before His glorious presence, to the only God our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority, before all time, and now, and for all eternity. Amen.”) The apostasy has filled every crevice of this world’s system of things. It takes gifted wisdom to recognize it.

Renunciations to God’s Way, Jude wrote about were revealed to Jesus’ prophets, Daniel and other prophets long before Jude. As in a class setting, Let’s consider and digest Jesus’ inspired words revealed to John and Paul at John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:15-20 & Hebrews 1: before proceeding. Had not Jesus’ deity been misunderstood, He wouldn’t have been killed. Had they known Jesus and God the Father, they would not have killed the Son of God. Had the men organizing Catholicism knew Jesus’ deity, they would not have mixed paganism with their view of Christendom, using His name. Today, “knowledge has been increased as Daniel prophesied” but Satan still has the world confused. Abominable to God things the gentiles worshiped and practiced is now common among the denominations. It seems none desire truth. Referring to the end of this age and beginning of Jesus’ millennial kingdom, He gave revelations to Daniel about much of what He spoke, recorded in Matthew 24:.

(Daniel 12:1-13; “At that time Michael, the great prince who watches over Your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress unlike any other from the nation’s beginning up to that time. But at that time Your own people, (spiritual Israelites, those who God fights for) all those whose names are found written in the book, will escape. Many of those who sleep in the dusty ground will awake – some to everlasting life, and others to shame and everlasting abhorrence. (3) But the wise will shine like the brightness of the heavenly expanse. And those bringing many to righteousness will be like the stars forever and ever. (4) “But you, Daniel, close up these words and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will dash about, and knowledge will increase.” I, Daniel, watched as two others stood there, one on each side of the river. One said to the man clothed in linen who was above the waters of the river, “When will the end of these wondrous events occur.?” Then I heard the man clothed in linen who was over the waters of the river as he raised both his right and left hands to the sky and made an oath by the One who lives forever: “It is for a time, times, and half a time. Then, when the power of the one who shatters the holy people has been exhausted, all these things will be finished.” (8) I heard, but I did not understand. So I said, “Sir, what will happen after these things?” He said, “Go, Daniel. For these matters are closed and sealed until the time of the end. (10) Many will be purified, made clean, and refined, but the wicked will go on being wicked. None of the wicked will understand, though the wise will understand. From the time that the daily sacrifice is removed and the abomination that causes desolation is set in place, there are 1,290 days. Blessed is the one who waits and attains to the 1,335 days. But you should go your way until the end. You will rest and then at the end of the days you will arise to receive what you have been allotted.”)

Only recently have scholars begun to unravel the complex religious rituals of Israel’s Canaanite neighbors. Much knowledge of the origins and character of these fertility cults remains tentative and widely debated. What’s revealed? “dark seductive practices that entice people are still being practiced by worldly denominations.”

The Israelites were commanded to rid their lands of these pagan practices, but true to their nature, “as Moses prophesied” they succumbed to leaders with self serving agendas. People of Israel were given knowledge of their Creator and Deliverer when they crossed the sea on dry ground, as they were being fed forty years, their shoes didn’t wear out and again when they crossed the Jordan, under Joshua. They were taught about Abraham living in the Negev desert, where God made His covenant of blood with him and sealed it with circumcision. They were taught about Moses’ meeting God at a burning bush and Moses learning the greatness of God’s name and receiving God’s commission to bring the Hebrews out of Egypt. God speaking to His people on Mount Sinai, reestablished His covenant to Abraham, giving the Ten Commandments.

Israel’s 40-year journey in the wilderness with Jesus accompanying them, protected them, feeding and guided them to the Promised Land didn‘t impact those who’d been delivered from Egypt. There was no doubt that Yahweh was God. However He was allowing Satan freedom to deceive many. When the Israelites entered Canaan, they found a land of farms, not shepherds, as they had been. The land was fertile beyond anything the Hebrews had ever seen.

The Canaanites attributed this fertility to their god Baal, in part that caused the Israelites’ belief problems. Began questioning the greatness of God, “could the God who had led them out of Egypt also be the Canaanite god?” The Canaanites attributed fertility to? Should this fertility god of the Canaanites be honored? Many rationalized, “maybe to be safe we should worship both” Yahweh and Baal. (Satan was winning the battle for hearts and minds of God’s people.) The book of Judges records their ongoing struggle, “Israelite’s attraction to the Canaanite gods and God’s disciplinary response.” Some repented and God mercifully forgave, but the Israelites kept looking to Baal, instead of their Creator and Deliverer. After Joshua and Samuel the Lord God commissioned King David and after him only a few kings attempted to give God allegiance. The worldwide spiritual battle is continuing, Satan at the helm until its Jesus’ time to take him out and establish peace on earth.

By the time of Ahab and Jezebel, the fertility cults appeared to have the official sanction of Israel’s leaders. Ahab with wife’s encouragement, built a temple to Baal at his capital, “Samaria.” All the while, prophets like Elijah “Whose name means, “Yahweh is God?,” Hosea, Isaiah, and Jeremiah thundered that Yahweh alone deserved the people’s allegiance. It took the Assyrian destruction of Israel and the Babylonian Captivity of Judah still, stubborn Israelites didn’t turn to the One omnipotent God. For the called, who’re gifted with the New Covenant and the desire to be atOne with Jesus, it’s vitally important to be totally committed to our Creator and Deliverer, “Jesus.” Don’t get trapped by worldly Christendom who’s still attempting to worship Baal and God.

Renunciation of the Faith, Apostate, chapter 4

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

To: “His Church” People gifted with a desire to be atOne with God. 2/11/19 God’s 12th month, day 6, Adar 1, 5779 until sunset

The Passover Jesus commanded Moses have the Israelites keep on the 14th day of His first month, putting blood over door post to save their first born, their consuming a lamb or goat with unleavened bread representing their ridding themselves of sin and their deliverance from Egypt, ‘sin’ on the next day, “the first Holy annual Sabbath” looked forward to His observing the New Covenant Passover with His apostles. Wine representing His shed blood “His life for the remission of sin,” breaking bread representing His broken body and “His being the bread of life.”

(Exodus 12:39-42; “They baked cakes of bread without yeast using the dough they had brought from Egypt, for it was made without yeast – because they were thrust out of Egypt and were not able to delay, they could not prepare food for themselves either. Now the length of time the Israelites lived in Egypt was 430 years. At the end of the 430 years, on the very day, all the regiments of the Lord went out of the land of Egypt. (42) It was a night of vigil for the Lord to bring them out from the land of Egypt and so on this night all Israel is to keep the vigil to the Lord for generations to come.”)

The meaning of the word Israel is, “God fights.” Today’s followers of Jesus are spiritual Israelites, individuals God delivers from sinful living. Each known from the foundation of the world. The Father calls, reveals Jesus as the manifestation of Himself, gifts with a desire to obey and follow Jesus, through whom is eternal life.

The question each Christian should ask is; “What’s the significance of the name Israel and “who does God fight for in this age?” History demonstrates, “it began with God’s promises to Abraham and changing Jacob’s name to Israel. Jesus did lead, protect, bless and fought for the twelve tribes of Israel until the time preplanned, “when He allowed them to go the way that seemed right to themselves.” As prophesied through Moses, the Israelites began copying gentile customs and turning to imaginary gods; thus their dispersion as God said, through Moses. Promises to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and David included a promised Messiah. Jesus prophesying through Moses, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Amos, David and others. “One likened to Moses, a Deliverer who would die for the sins of the world.” Regardless of nationality, “Jesus’” followers would become spiritual Israelites! New Covenant Christians are those who God calls, gives spiritual understanding to, makes His own, grants faith in Jesus’ sacrifice for the remission of sins, fights for, giving persevering minds to, making them atOne with Himself thus making them His literal children.” Jesus’ apostle Paul explained.

(Galatians 3:23-29; “Now before, “Jesus‘” faith came we were held in custody under the law, kept as prisoners until the coming faith would be revealed. Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, “was revealed” so that we could be declared righteous by, “Jesus’” faith. But now that. “His” faith has come, “been gifted” we are no longer under a guardian. For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through, “Jesus’” faith. For all of you who were baptized into Christ (immersed in Jesus’ belief) have clothed yourselves with Christ. (gifted to put on Jesus’ nature) (28) 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.”)

God the Father calls people to be Christ like, be parallel with His oracles, perpetual “ordinances” with people of promise. Physical circumcision is still an ordinance, but always looked forward to “circumcision of heart.”

(Exodus 12:43-50; “The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “This is the ordinance of the Passover. No foreigner may share in eating it. But everyone’s servant who is bought for money, after you have circumcised him, may eat it. A foreigner and a hired worker must not eat it. It must be eaten in one house; you must not bring any of the meat outside the house, and you must not break a bone of it. The whole community of Israel (“those God leads and fights for”) must observe it. “When a foreigner lives with you and wants to observe the Passover to the Lord, all his males must be circumcised, and then he may approach and observe it, and he will be like one who is born in the land – but no uncircumcised person may eat of it. The same law will apply to the person who is native-born and to the foreigner who lives among you.” (50) So all the Israelites did exactly as the Lord commanded Moses and Aaron. And on this very day the Lord brought the Israelites out of the land of Egypt by their regiments.”) God’s church must guard against uncalled people’s inserting themselves for wrong reasons.

God’s instituting circumcision, calling Abraham, Isaac. Jacob; and changing Jacob’s name to Israel, is His pattern “looked forward to His gifting a circumcised heart and mind to a people of His calling, gifting them with a spirit of atOnement with Himself. (That is, “Gifting His people with a nature change.”) Today, God would say to would be Christians, as He said to backsliding Israelites through Jeremiah.

(Jeremiah 4:1-4; “If you, Israel, want to come back,” says the Lord, “if you want to come back to Me you must get those disgusting idols out of My sight and must no longer go astray. You must be truthful, honest and upright when you take an oath saying, ‘As surely as the Lord lives!’ If you do, the nations will pray to be as blessed by Him as you are and will make Him the object of their boasting.” Yes, the Lord has this to say to the people of Judah and Jerusalem: “Like a farmer breaking up hard unplowed ground, you must break your rebellious will and make a new beginning; just as a farmer must clear away thorns lest the seed is wasted, you must get rid of the sin that is ruining your lives. (4) Just as ritual CIRCUMCISION cuts away the foreskin as an external symbol of dedicated covenant commitment, you must genuinely dedicate yourselves to the Lord and get rid of everything that hinders your commitment to Me, people of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem. If you do not, My anger will blaze up like a flaming fire against you that no one will be able to extinguish. That will happen because of the evil you have done.”) To professing Christians today, Jesus would say, “you can’t follow Me and the world’s system of things simultaneously.”

Followers of Jesus “hates as He and loves His Way. That way is to God with our whole being, our neighbor enemies, but hate the enemy’s erroneous divisionary, “Satan inspired” ways. Followers of Jesus can’t take it on themselves to murder, as do some unbelievers. (Worldly religions thinking God wants their help to establish His rule on earth, are demonically led.) Jesus had Ezekiel prophesy in His name, regarding how His kingdom will be established.

(Ezek 37:21-23; “Then tell them, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: Look, I am about to take the Israelites from among the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from round about and bring them to their land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel, and one king will rule over them all. They will never again be two nations and never again be divided into two kingdoms. They will not defile themselves with their idols, their detestable things, and all their rebellious deeds. I will save them from all their unfaithfulness by which they sinned. I will purify them; they will become My people and I will become their God. (24-28; “‘My servant David will be king over them; there will be one shepherd for all of them. They will follow My regulations and carefully observe My statutes. They will live in the land I gave to My servant Jacob, in which your fathers lived; they will live in it – they and their children and their grandchildren forever. David My servant will be prince over them forever. I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be a perpetual covenant with them. I will establish them, increase their numbers, and place My sanctuary among them forever. (27) My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be My people. Then, when My sanctuary is among them forever, the nations will know that I, the Lord, sanctify Israel.’”) Did Jude, James, Jesus and His apostles look forward to this age? They did.

Remembering a little history might be worth while. Study it!

The Crusades were a series of intermittent Papal sanctioned military campaigns. A common term for Muslim was Saracen; before the 16th century, the words “Muslim” and “Islam” were rarely used by Europeans. In Northern Europe the pagan Catholic church continued to battle what they considered paganism. The European war against Muslim expansion was recognized as a “religious war” or bellum sacrum from the beginning.

“From Catholic on line.” (A Third World War has begun, in spite of the fact that few people recognize it.) The conflict isn’t between communist and free as some western nations think, “instead its between Muslim and the rest of the world.” Militant Muslims in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria have stolen the headlines, “soon we’ll see them around the world, making a play for power.” The Quran instructs that the entire world is to be converted. Islam is not just for a few Middle Eastern countries, “the banner of Islam is intended for all nations.” Quran instructs, “if enticements of paradise don’t work, that banner should be raised with the help of the sword.” As Catholic’s thought to institute their religion a few hundred years ago, “Muslim’s believe it’s their time.”

God’s New Covenant Church is rooted in the prophetic writings about Jesus, His death, resurrection, ascension, “fulfilling what’s promised, is His church’s foundation.” God is in charge, “He opens minds, reveals Himself and Son “Jesus.” He’s building a righteous spiritual nation, a family atOne with Himself. (That first New Covenant Church founded on that Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension was primarily Israelites, mainly the tribe of Judah.) Many of them had problems when the likes of “Cornelius the gentile’s” conversion. Jesus sent Peter to initiate the first visit in a called out gentile’s home. (The Jerusalem Church’s growing pain? Rooted in their self righteous nature “their humanity” the notion that only Israelites were God’s chosen people.) Jesus had Moses prophesy about Israel’s nature, their stubbornness and how they’d yield to unscrupulous leaders. Jesus and His apostles foreknew what would happen to The Church of God.

(Matt 24:9-14; “Then they “unbelievers” will hand you over to be persecuted and will kill you. You “Believers” will be hated by all the nations because of My name “My loving nature in you.” Then many will be led into sin, and they will betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will appear and deceive many and because lawlessness will increase so much, the love of many will grow cold. But the person who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.”) It’s God’s way “He’s shaping a loving God family in the image of Jesus.”

Divisionary hatred inspired by Satan invokes the apostasy our Lord’s brother, “Jude” witnessed and warned Jesus’ followers. Let’s review.

(Jude 1:1-3; “From Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ and brother of James, to those who are called, wrapped in the love of God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ. May mercy, peace, and love be lavished on you!” “Dear friends, although I have been eager to write to you about our common salvation, I now feel compelled instead to write to encourage you to contend earnestly for The Faith that was once for all entrusted to the Saints.”) What’s the Christian’s common salvation? The first three chapters have revealed a major part. It revolves around loving God, being obedient to Jesus’ Way, that’s entrusted! Called out followers of Jesus are empowered to overcome to the end and inherit eternal life.

Renunciation of the Faith, Apsotate, chapter 3

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

To: “His Church” People gifted with a desire to be atOne with God. 2/10/19 God’s 12th month, day 5, Adar 1, 5779 until sunset.

The Prophet Daniel was allowed to see into our future. After foreseeing demonic destructive rule on earth he was allowed to see the future demise of Satan. Symbolically Daniel saw ten horns representing rulers. (Dan 7:20-28; “I also wanted to know the meaning of the ten horns on its head, and of that other horn which came up and before which three others fell. This was the horn that had eyes and a mouth speaking arrogant things, whose appearance was more formidable than the others.(21) While I was watching, that horn began to wage war against the Holy Ones and was defeating them, until the Ancient of Days arrived and judgment was rendered in favor of the Holy Ones of the Most High. Then the time came for the Holy Ones to take possession of the kingdom. (23) “This is what he told me: ‘The fourth beast means that there will be a fourth kingdom on earth that will differ from all the other kingdoms. It will devour all the earth and will trample and crush it. (24) The ten horns mean that ten kings will arise from that kingdom. Another king will arise after them, but he will be different from the earlier ones. He will humiliate three kings.(25) He will speak words against the Most High. He will harass the Holy Ones of the Most High continually. His intention will be to change times established by law. They “the holy ones” will be delivered into his hand For a time, “times, and half a time.” But the court will convene, and his, “Satan’s” ruling authority will be removed – destroyed and abolished forever! (27) Then the kingdom, authority, and greatness of the kingdoms under all of heaven will be delivered to the people of the Holy Ones of the Most High. His, “Jesus’” kingdom is an eternal kingdom; all authorities will serve Him and obey Him.’ “This is the conclusion of the matter. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts troubled me greatly, and the color drained from my face. But I kept the matter to myself.”)This demonic apostasy began before Jude’s day, “paganism” has filled this earth.

No need to set dates or put names - faces to these despots who are destined to persecute Believers IN, “Christians.” These types have always spoke arrogantly against our Creator. NO wonder, Daniel’s thoughts were troubling. (These things are troubling to Christians, because we hate what Satan is doing to this earth’s populations.) Are these things troubling to religious teachers of our day? If so, they aren’t showing it! NOW, even the prophet Daniel had sin in his life that needed to be confessed and more was revealed.

(Dan 9:20-27; “While I was still speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and presenting my request before the LORD my God concerning His holy Mountain–yes, while I was still praying, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen previously in a vision, was approaching me in my state of extreme weariness, around the time of the evening offering.”) Remember all these things are for our example and learning. Believers IN: need to be confessing our sins; “sins of not overcoming as we should. sins of not loving as we should and sins of taking blessings for granted.” MAY we do as Daniel, “confess our and our fellow citizen’s sins. Praying that God have mercy and shorten this time of demonic rule.

(Dan 9:22-24; “Gabriel spoke with me, instructing me as follows: “Daniel, I have now come to impart understanding to you. At the beginning of your requests a message went out, and I have come to convey it to you, for you are of great value in God’s sight. Therefore consider the message and understand the vision. (24) “Seventy weeks have been determined concerning Your people and your Holy City to put an end to rebellion, to bring sin to completion, to atone for iniquity, to bring in perpetual righteousness, to seal up the prophetic vision, and to anoint a most Holy Place.”) Jesus died for this purpose! FOR THE REMISSION OF THE SINS OF THIS WORLD. Evil is to be destroyed and perpetual righteousness is coming.

(Dan 9:25-27; So know and understand: From the issuing of the command to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until an Anointed One, a prince arrives, there will be a period of seven weeks and sixty-two weeks. It will again be built, with plaza and moat, but in distressful times.(26) Now after the sixty-two weeks, an Anointed One will be cut off and have nothing. As for the city and the sanctuary, the people of the coming prince will destroy them. But his end will come speedily like a flood. Until the end of the war that has been decreed there will be destruction. (27) He will confirm a covenant with many for one week. But in the middle of that week He will bring sacrifices and offerings to a halt. On the wing of abominations will come One who destroys, until the decreed end is poured out on the one who destroys, “Satan””)

The end ‘time’ war is before New Jerusalem comes down. Worldly unbelievers had rather fight than switch. Unbelievers love being a god to themselves, “they love deciding for themselves, what’s right, wrong, good and evil. Apostasy will end when Jesus binds Satan and ushers in His Way.

Seeing the renunciation, “apostate” taking place, Jude knew who the real culprit was. He and many Israelites knew the facts regarding the Pharaoh of Egypt ordering Egyptian midwives to kill boy babies born to Israelite women, during the time of Moses’ birth, the king feared the population growth of the Israelites and the prophesied deliverer’s coming.” God intervened and gave Moses’ parents the mind to hide him and float him down river in a papyrus basket sealed with bitumen and pitch. Moses sister watched as Pharaoh’s daughter had the basket retrieved, “had compassion and took Moses.” Moses’ sister then ask if she would like her to find a nursing woman, she agreed and so Moses’ mother continued to nurse him. (Exodus 2:1-8) Satan knew enough about God’s planning to want Moses killed.

Likewise and for the same reason Satan wanted Jesus killed. When Herod heard the prophecy about a king to be born, he looked for Jesus to kill him. An angel appeared to Joseph and told him to take child and mother to safety. They stayed there until Herod was dead. (Matthew quoting from Hosea 11:1.) When Herod was not informed about Jesus’ location, he was enraged and sent men to kill all the children in Bethlehem and throughout the surrounding region from the age of two and under, according to the time he had learned from the wise men. (See Matthew 2:13-16)

Not only did Matthew have revelations, he was mindful of Jesus’ having Jeremiah prophecy regarding Jesus’ protection and the return of Israel to the borders promised Abraham, during Jesus’ millennial reign.

(Jeremiah 31:15; “The Lord says, “A sound is heard in Ramah, a sound of crying in bitter grief. It is the sound of Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are gone.” (16-17; “The Lord says to her, “Stop crying! Do not shed any more tears! For your heartfelt repentance will be rewarded. Your children will return from the land of the enemy. I, the Lord affirm it! Indeed, there is hope for your posterity. Your children will return to their own territory. I, the Lord, affirm it!”) (Also see Isaiah 35:, Jeremiah like Isaiah is prophesying “a greater deliverance than Israel’s deliverance through Moses.

(Matthew 2:17-18; “Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping, loud wailing, Rachel weeping for her children, and she did not want to be comforted, because they were gone.”) Rachel was Jacob’s second and favorite wife. Remember Jacob’s name was changed to Israel. We’re looking at a two tier prophecy that includes a second deliverance for Israelites.

The common salvation Jude desired and writes about includes Israel’s history, and promises to Abraham regarding his descendent, “The Seed Jesus.” Jude understood Satan’s role in distorting The Faith. Do we?

Jesus’ apostles spent many hours listening to His teaching, considering His rationale and seeing His miraculous deeds, but their minds were not opened to understand the holy scriptures until Jesus gifted them with understanding! (This is one of the great mysteries to worldly religions and all unbelievers!) This mystery defies fleshly human logic! It was after Jesus’ resurrection, that He miraculously opened the holy scriptures to His apostles understanding!

(Luke 24:44-49; “Then Jesus said to them, “These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about Me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.” (45) Then Jesus opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it stands written that the Christ would suffer and would rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You, “apostles” are witnesses of these things. (49) And look, I am sending you what My Father promised. But stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”) The understanding regarding “proclaiming repentance for the forgiveness of sins in Jesus’ name to all nations is yet to happen!”

Jesus’ apostles stayed in Jerusalem and when Pentecost came the city was filled with Israelites from far and wide. The gifting of God’s spirit to Jesus’ followers was preplanned from the foundation of the world. On that Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension a partial fulfillment occurred and is still occurring. (Study Acts 2:) A much greater fulfillment is coming after the first resurrection as Jesus prophesies through Jonah.

Jesus’ New Covenant Family, His Church began on that Pentecost, as preplanned from the foundation of the world. God’s church isn’t a physical structure, “but a chosen people.” (A people God the Father choose, to be molded in Jesus’ spiritual likeness.) The process includes, “God revealing Himself, our shortcomings, giving us the desire to be atOne with Himself, learn and overcome to the end and turn to His Way.

Renunciation of The Faith, “apostate” Jude witnessed was organized by men who combined paganism, a little Judaism and selected teachings of Jesus and His apostles. Jesus and His apostles had kept, “His Passover” on the 14th of Abib, “Nisan” since Israel’s deliverance from Egypt. (Jesus manifested Himself as servant, Lord of Lords as He instituted, “the New Passover ordinance.” (Passover’s ordinances symbolisms, “foreshadows” the gifting of eternal life through Jesus’ shed blood and accepting His being, “the bread of life.”) Jesus said; “do this, in remembrance of Me.” “It’s a night to be much remembered.”

At the time of Jesus and His apostles keeping that Passover, “most Israelites were citizens under Roman authority.” Long before Jesus had dispersed them, “as had been prophesied” among the pagan gentiles, because of their disobedience. Before Jesus’ human birth Hezekiah had been led to allow some from the tribe of Judah, return to the Judean area. Jesus’ Passover ordinance was also for remembering when and how the Israelites were brought from Egypt to the promised lands, a miraculous delivering, fulfilling a big part of God’s promises to Abraham.

Renunciation of the Fatth, apostate, chapter 2

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

To: “His Church” People gifted with a desire to be atOne with God. 2/9/19 God’s 12th month, day 4, Adar 1, 5779 until sunset.

Chapter one of, “ Renunciation of The Faith, the Apostasy, includes the common salvation Jude intended to write to followers of Jesus. Believing the things we shared in chapter one. Jude’s observation of the apostasy already taking place, took him in the direction we see in His short letter titled “Jude.” (Faith in Jesus’ Words, His purpose, willingly sacrificing His blood for the remission of the world‘s sin, His practicing righteous living as He taught Israel and honoring times that looked forward to His return, were being mixed with the very pagan customs Jesus hated since the foundation of the world.) (See Colossians 2:8) So, Jude was compelled to disclose the apostasy he saw taking place. (Jesus’ spiritual and physical family, “His mother, brothers, sisters and those whose names are written in the Lamb book of Life were and are gifted with an overview of the Lord’s purpose in calling the forefathers, giving the prophets His words regarding His coming. These knew about the Messiah.”

Did we notice that our Lord God, ‘Jesus’ revealed the same evil practices to Moses and John, that if not repented of require a second death. Compare Deuteronomy 18:9-14 with Jesus’ Revelations to John at 21:8. Basically the same evil abominable to God practices are named in each. The major point in Jesus’ “Lazarus, rich man parable” is, ‘If they do not respond to Moses and the prophets, they’ll not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead. (See Luke 16:30-31) Jesus’ parable began at verse 22, “the rich man and beggar died, the beggar was carried to Abraham’s side, the rich in Hades,” looked up and saw the beggar and said, “father Abraham send Lazarus to my father’s house, (for I have 5 brothers) “warn them so they don’t come to this place of torment.” (Hades is the Greek word often translated “hell.” Where the dead are gathered (Psalms 16:10, 86:13 and Revelations 20:13) It’s from where God the Father brought up Moses and Elijah to converse with Jesus. Jesus had told His apostles they’d see the kingdom of God.

(Matt 17:1-8; Six days later Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John the brother of James and led them privately up a high mountain. And He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became white as light. (3) Then Moses and Elijah also appeared before them, talking with Him. So Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you want, I will make three shelters – one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is My one dear Son, in whom I take great delight. Listen to him!” When the disciples heard this, they were overwhelmed with fear and threw themselves down with their faces to the ground. But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” He said. “Do not be afraid.” When they looked up, all they saw was Jesus alone.”) Peter recalled and wrote about this glorious even in his second letter.

(2Peter 1:16-21; For we ‘apostles’ did not follow cleverly concocted fables when we made known to you the power and return of our Lord Jesus Christ; no, we were eyewitnesses of His grandeur. For He ‘Jesus’ received honor and glory from God the Father, when that voice was conveyed to Him by the Majestic Glory: “This is My dear Son, in whom I am delighted.” When this voice was conveyed from heaven, we ourselves heard it, for we were with Him on the holy mountain. (19) Moreover, we ‘apostles’ possess the prophetic word as an altogether reliable thing. You do well if you pay attention to this as you would to a light shining in a murky place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you do well if you recognize this: No prophecy of scripture ever comes about by the prophet’s own imagination, for no prophecy was ever borne of human impulse; rather, men carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.”)

Peter, James and John saw how God’s kingdom would ultimately be established on earth. The dead in Christ Jesus will be resurrected to spiritual life and many, “perhaps all Israel” resurrected as was Lazarus. (Ezek 37)

The natural mind thinks “methodology” in regard to salvation. Most Evangelicals teach, “choose, believe and trust Jesus for saving salvation.” Catholicism teaches that priest are authorized to give babies and adults who do certain penance salvation, “made members of God’s family.” (Jesus teaches, “God calls, reveals people’s sin nature condition, reveals Himself, grants repentance “a turning from that inherited nature” and a new spiritual birth.) God is the One who gives a desire to be atOne with Himself and Jesus. Jesus inspired Paul to teach:

(Phil 2:12-18; “So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence, for the One bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort – for the sake of His good pleasure – is God. (14) Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without blemish though you live in a crooked and perverse society, in which you shine as lights in the world by holding on to the word of life so that on the day of Christ I will have a reason to boast that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain. But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice together with all of you. And in the same way you also should be glad and rejoice together with me.”) God the Father chooses and makes His Saints atOne with Jesus and gives them over to Jesus for spiritual training.

(John 1:11-13; “Jesus came to what was His own, but His own people did not receive Him. But to all who have received Him – those who believe IN His name – He has given the right to become God’s children;–children not born by human parents or by human desire or a husband’s decision, but by God.”) Those called and gifted to believe IN, “are given the right to be parented by God - Fathered by God.” Not a human decision, but God’s!”)

Jesus’ own by promise are Israelites. Chosen by promise to Abraham. All believers IN, have Abraham’s example and are heirs with him. (Gal 3:29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”) (Noah, Enoch, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Elijah, Jesus’ apostles, prophets and all His Saints are chosen. Their gift? “believing IN God.” “God revealed Himself and they Believed IN.” With belief IN comes the knowledge of things we should overcome, “our inherited nature and abominable to God practices.”

Followers of Jesus are thankful for His gifted spirit, thankful that He loved us first, thankful for the desire to be atOne with Him, hating what He hates and loving the things He loves.

Abraham was gifted with revelations.

Abraham was tried “if you prefer tested.” Think of that major test. God commanded him to sacrifice his only promised son and Abraham was willing to do it; “knowing that God was able to keep His promises.” Review that promise. (See Genesis 22:) What was this earth’s population like when Abraham was chosen? As today, the whole world was doing what seemed right to their inherited from Adam nature. Yielding to their notion of what’s right, wrong, good and evil, “rather than believing IN God.” (Is this not the case in our age?) But, God had a plan then and now, “a plan that will be carried out in spite of Satan and deceived mankind.”

God called Abraham, made promises that included Jesus, “the Seed” Abraham’s physical and spiritual heirs, “Christians.” Abraham is our believing IN faith example. God made him the spiritual father of all Believers IN. No APOSTASY in Abraham‘s believing IN.

(Hebrews 11:17-19; “By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. He had received the promises, yet he was ready to offer up his only son. God had told him, “Through Isaac, descendants will carry on your name,” and Abraham reasoned that God could even raise Isaac from the dead, and in a sense Abraham received him back from there.”) This Hebrews chapter is called the faith chapter, study the whole.

(Genesis 22:15-22; “The Lord’s angel called to Abraham a second time from heaven and said, “‘I solemnly swear by My own name,’ decrees the Lord, ‘that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will indeed bless you, and I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be as countless as the stars in the sky or the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the strongholds of their enemies. Because you have obeyed Me, all the nations of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using the name of your descendants.’”) That name is Israel. Possessing enemies strongholds is reserved for Jesus’ millennial reign. (Study Isaiah 35:) God gave the same promises to Isaac and Jacob, whose name He changed to Israel, “meaning, God fights.

Jesus’ apostle Paul was given to understand.

(Galatians 3:15-18; “Brothers and sisters, I offer an example from everyday life: When a covenant has been ratified, even though it is only a human contract, no one can set it aside or add anything to it. Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his descendant. Scripture does not say, “and to the descendants,” referring to many, but “and to your descendant,” referring to One, who is Christ. What I am saying is this: The law that came four hundred thirty years later does not cancel a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to invalidate the promise. For if the inheritance is based on the law, it is no longer based on the promise, but God graciously gave it to Abraham through the promise.”) (See Gen 12:7; 13:15; 17:7 & 24:7.) According to Paul, each of these should read to, “your descendent.”

God’s promises override the law! They don’t do away with the law. Recipients of God’s spirit love the law from a mature love point of view. We followers of Jesus, don’t need to be told, “you should not steal” or “you should not commit adultery” because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by God‘s fathering. Followers of Jesus are mindful of His promise, that we’re made righteous by “our being gifted to believe IN His shed blood for the remission of our sins.”

(Romans 5:8-11;”But God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, because we have now been declared righteous by His blood, we will be saved through Him from God’s wrath. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, how much more, since we have been reconciled, will we be saved by His life? Not only this, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received this reconciliation.”) Has the spread of Professing Christianity made a dent in the apostasy Jude saw taking place?

Denominations would argue the point: but the simple truth is, “ going against God’s prescribed Way and making Jesus’ teaching fit their own desired opinion is the apostasy.” Our inherited nature wants to go along, “go with the flow” and follow popular traditions. God’s Way is to stand for truth, “let God be true though every person a liar.” (See Romans 3:4) God had Abraham separate from the populations at large, walk with HIM and be His friend. Jesus’ call to His followers are the same! (Come out from among!) See 2Cor 6:17.

Renunciation and Apostasy, chater 1

Friday, February 8th, 2019

To: “His Church” People gifted with a desire to be atOne with God. 2/8/19 God’s 12th month, day 3, Adar 1, 5779 until sunset.

Jude, one of Jesus’ brothers desired to write about our common salvation, but was compelled to write about the apostasy, “a renunciation of The Faith” he was witnessing. Judas, James and all Jesus’ family had witnessed His life, ministry, miracles and deeds through when He was crucified, resurrected, showing Himself alive and opening His apostles minds to understand the scriptures. Brothers Jude and James were gifted with believing IN faith as were His apostles. Family was mindful of kinship with Jesus and yet knew all believers IN were God’s family.

(Luke 8:19-21; “Now Jesus’ mother and His brothers came to Him, but they could not get near Him because of the crowd. So He was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to see You.” But He replied to them, “My mother and My brothers are those “who hear the word of God and do it.”) Brothers, Judas, James, Joseph, Simon and sisters were likely with Mary and Joseph on the occasion when they turned back to Jerusalem after a Passover season celebration looking for Jesus.

(Luke 2:41-51; “Now Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem every year for the feast of the Passover. When Jesus was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. But when the feast was over, as they were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, but (because they assumed that he was in their group of travelers) they went a day’s journey. Then they began to look for him among their relatives and acquaintances. When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him. (46- After three days they found Jesus in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard Jesus were astonished at His understanding and His answers. When His parents saw Him, they were overwhelmed. His mother said to Him, “Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.” But He replied, “Why were you looking for Me? Didn’t you know that I must be in My Father’s house?” Yet His parents did not understand the remark He made to them. Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. But His mother kept all these things in her heart.”)

Jude knew, “The Common Salvation was for the called.” Particularly, he and James’ overview of Jesus’ ministry included many parables He told the populations at large, “so they could not understand.” They understood, “the New Covenant was like the old, “in that God chose by promised grace and delivered through, “God the Son” as were the Israelites from Egypt. That God’s New Covenant, unlike the old, “was with called out individuals to be made atOne with Himself through Jesus’ shed blood for the remission of their sin. Making each a spiritually reborn member of His family. This understanding still isn’t for the populations at large, but the predestined.

(Matthew 13:10-15; “Then the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” He replied, “You, “disciples” have been given the opportunity to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but they have not. For whoever has will be given more and will have an abundance. But whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. For this reason I speak to them in parables: Although they see they do not see, and although they hear they do not hear nor do they understand. And concerning them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: ‘You will listen carefully yet will never understand, you will look closely yet will never comprehend. (15) For the heart of this people has become dull; they are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes, so that they would not see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn, “repent” and I would heal them.’”) Jesus gave Isaiah this parable long before, “See Isaiah 6:9-10.” (A parable both conceals and reveals, depending on whether one is open to understand what’s taught.)

People who aren’t gifted to understand Jesus’ deity, cannot understand the mysteries of His kingdom. (His deity is revealed at John 1:1-5, Col 1:15-20 & Hebrews 1:) A good example is the many in Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth not understanding.

(Matt 13:53-58; “Now when Jesus finished these parables, He moved on from there. Then He came to His hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue. They were astonished and said, “Where did this man get such wisdom and miraculous powers? Isn’t this the carpenter, “Joseph’s” son? Isn’t His mother named Mary? And aren’t His brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas? And aren’t all His sisters here with us? Where did He get all this?” And so they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own house.” And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.”) BELIEVING IN is key! The many claiming to believe simply “believe that” only the called and chosen are gifted to believe IN. Paul explained to God’s church at Rome.

(Rom 1:5-7; “Through Him ’Jesus’ we have received grace and our apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles on behalf of His name. You also are among them, called to belong to Jesus Christ. To all those loved by God in Rome, called to be Saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!.) It’s a great mystery to the world, no matter the intellect, “spiritual understanding can only be gifted.” Unbelievers are hostile to this “spirit of truth” reasoning that God is unjust to have planned it this way.

Renunciation of Jesus’ Way.

Jude’s definition of apostasy is, “imagining and making Jesus fit a fleshly rational view of their god.” (A worldly definition of love; if you please.) The apostasy amounts to hostile defiance and practicing abominable to God things, such as, making images, sun - planetary worship, changing times and condoning idolatrous sexuality.

Jesus knew the nature He created in mankind from the foundation of the world, knew and allowed Satan’s lie. Previous to Jesus’ coming in the flesh, He revealed through Moses, “People would turn back to idolatry when the power of His representation was lifted.”

(Deut 18:9-14; “When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, you must not learn the abhorrent practices of those nations. There must never be found among you anyone who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, anyone who practices divination, an omen reader, a soothsayer, a sorcerer, one who casts spells, one who conjures up spirits, a practitioner of the occult, or a necromancer. (12) Whoever does these things is abhorrent to the Lord and because of these detestable things the Lord your God is about to drive them out from before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God. Those nations that you are about to dispossess listen to omen readers and diviners, but the Lord your God has not given you permission to do such things.” (See also Rev 21:8)

Speaking to Israel Moses prophesied Jesus’ coming in the flesh.

(Deut 18:15-17; “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.”)

(Jesus knew Jacob’s heirs, physical and spiritual, would turn to abominable practices after His lead through Moses, Joshua, His prophets, judges and His apostles. (Jesus foreknew the current world wide apostasy taking place, allowing Jude to see what would continue until His return.) He knew people would organize and mix pagan ways through the use of His name, knew His followers would be persecuted. Worldly denominations would gain support among a hostile unbelieving populous, organizational persecutions would follow. So, Jesus made the following prophesy.

(John 15:18-19; “If the world hates you, be aware that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you do not belong to the world, but I chose you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you.”) The world doesn’t hate Christendom per-say, Moslems, Hinduism etc. The world does hate those who refuse to conform to it’s overall ideology, “Judaism and God’s church particularly.” Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to write.

(Rom 3:1-4; “Therefore what advantage does the Jew have, or what is the value of circumcision? Actually, there are many advantages. First of all, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What then? If some did not believe, does their unbelief nullify the faithfulness of God? Absolutely not! Let God be proven true, and every human being shown up as a liar, just as it is written: “so that you will be justified in your words and will prevail when you are judged.” (Quote from Psalms 51:4) Oracles of God include His calendar, wisdom, prophetic, mysterious or enigmatic - parables etc. The point; Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Heb 13:8.. The world and its followers are evolving traditionalist, condoners of falsehood.

It isn’t the nature of unbelievers to LOVE Jesus as He manifest Himself to be in the holy scriptures “but to love a Jesus of their making.” (Though impossible, “worldly Evangelicals attempt to make Jesus’ Way, fit what seems right to their fleshly minds.) Jude was seeing the fulfillment of Jesus’ words as he wrote about the apostate.

(John 15:20-21; “Remember what I told you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they obeyed My Word, they will obey yours too. But they will do all these things to you on account of My name, because they do not know the One who sent Me.”) Do some who know better follow the world to avoid persecution? Generally they don’t know the Jesus that Re-created earth from chaos, created Adam, gave Moses the ten commandments, called twelve apostles and is going to return to bring salvation?

(John 15:22-24; “If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. But they no longer have any excuse for their sin. The one who hates Me hates My Father too. If I had not performed among them the miraculous deeds that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have seen the deeds and have hated both Me and My Father.”)

Jesus isn’t saying previous generations were not guilty of sin, rather He’s saying “if He hadn’t come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of the sin of rejecting Him and His Father He came to reveal.

Not only did Jesus speak to people in the apostolic age, He spoke to the previous ages through Noah, Abraham, the prophets etc. Now we have His printed Word, His teaching through His apostles and His revealing to each called individual.

Jesus said to His apostles. (John 15:25-27; “Now this happened to fulfill the word that is written in their, “the Israelite’s” law, ‘They hated Me without reason.’ (26) When the Advocate comes, whom I will send you from the Father – the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father – it will testify about Me, and you also will testify, because you have been with Me from the beginning.”) Jesus; “spirit of truth” cannot tolerate any degree of paganism. His spirit of truth reveals God’s Way. (When Jesus came, “as prophesied, He found this world’s populations in the same state of confusion, existing today. His chosen “the Israelites” had been dispersed to pagan lands because of their disobedience. Few in number; “mostly the tribe of Judah” had been allowed to return to Judea; occupied by Roman governors who allowed temple restoration and priesthood reestablished. Jesus gave honor to that priesthood, sending some He healed to the priest according to the law.

Jesus’ Revelations to John, apostles and His church, chapter 14 of 14

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

To: “His Church” People gifted with a desire to be atOne with God. (2/5/19, God 11th month, Sh’vat 29, 5,779 until sunset.

A chosen spiritual people’s messianic deliverance was promised Abraham and Moses, “a circumcised of heart people.” A remission of and deliverance from sin “through Messiah and Savior Jesus’ shed blood.” A deliverance hinging on a belief IN Jesus, “likened to Abraham’s faith.” A covenant promise of eternal life is made to faithful followers of Jesus through His sacrificial life. Paul was given the revelation.

(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, ‘Adam’ the resurrection of the dead also came through a man, ‘Jesus.’ For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. (23) But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him. (At verse 24, Jesus’ prophecy through Paul jumps to the millennial end to when New Jerusalem’s comes down.)

(1Cor 15:24-28; Then comes the ‘millennial’ end, when He ‘Jesus’ hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power. (25) For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be eliminated is death. For He ‘God the Father’ has put everything in subjection under His ‘Jesus’’ feet. But when it says “everything” has been put in subjection, it is clear that this does not include the One ‘God the Father’ who put everything in subjection to Him, ‘Jesus.’ 15:28 And when all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself will be subjected to the One who subjected everything to Him, so that God may be all in all.

Israel’s physical deliverance, “by Jesus, through Moses” included a law, “a school master” agreement to be administered for their good. After Jesus’ death, resurrection and accession, “believers IN Him” are spiritually and supernaturally covenanted to be saved, delivered, made atOne with and inherit eternal life through Him. Its a spiritual rebirth, “a supernatural born from above gift” the inheritance of eternal life. Not by the work of any kind, law keeping, goodness or a priest pronouncement. Jesus gave Paul the revelation.

(Eph 2:4-10; “But God, ‘the Father’ being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you are saved! and He raised us up with Him ‘Christ’ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, to demonstrate in the coming ages the surpassing wealth of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (8) For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast. For we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.”) Raising us up with Jesus is to make us atOne with God the Father and God the Son and through His spirit we have Godly love. With Godly love Jesus revealed New Jerusalem.

(Rev 21:15-21; “The angel who spoke to me had a golden measuring rod with which to measure the city and its foundation stones and wall. Now the city is laid out as a square, its length and width the same. He measured the city with the measuring rod at fourteen hundred miles (its length and width and height are equal). He also measured its wall, one hundred forty-four cubits according to human measurement, which is also the angel’s. (18) The city’s wall is made of jasper and the city is pure gold, like transparent glass. The foundations of the city’s wall are decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation is jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. (21) And the twelve gates are twelve pearls – each one of the gates is made from just one pearl! The main street of the city is pure gold, like transparent glass.”) What an Architect, our God!! Who can hold back a praise?

(Rev 21:22-27; “Now I saw no temple in the city, because the Lord God – the All-Powerful – and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, because the glory of God lights it up, and its lamp is the Lamb. The nations will walk by its light and the kings of the earth will bring their grandeur into it. Its gates will never be closed during the day (and there will be no night there). They will bring the grandeur and the wealth of the nations into it, but nothing ritually unclean will ever enter into it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or practices falsehood, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”) How awesome our Creator, who knew and predestined us before the foundation of the world.

(Rev 22:1-5; “Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life – water as clear as crystal – pouring out from the throne of God and of the Lamb, flowing down the middle of the city’s main street. On each side of the river is the tree of life producing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month of the year. Its leaves are for the healing of the nations. And there will no longer be any curse, and the throne of God and the Lamb will be in the city. His servants will worship Him, and they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. Night will be no more, and they will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, because the Lord God will shine on them, and they, “followers of Jesus” will reign forever and ever.”) People are being made spiritual creations through Jesus, for God the Father’s ultimate purpose. Remember Daniel and in the beginning John was told to seal up prophecy until the end. Now Jesus is allowing John to reveal more. Even that the evil doers and righteous ones will continue.

(Rev 22:6-13; “Then the angel said to me, “These words are reliable and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent His angel to show His servants what must happen soon.” (Look! I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy expressed in this book.) I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things, and when I heard and saw them, I threw myself down to worship at the feet of the angel who was showing them to me. But he said to me, “Do not do this! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers the prophets, and with those who obey the words of this book. Worship God!” Then he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy contained in this book, because the time is near. (11) The evildoer must continue to do evil, and the one who is morally filthy must continue to be filthy. The one who is righteous must continue to act righteously, and the one who is holy must continue to be holy.” (12) (Look! I am coming soon, and My reward is with Me to pay each one according to what he has done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end!) Lets repeat!

(Early in, “Jesus’ Revelations to John” he was told to seal the prophetic word, as was Daniel told, “until the end time.” Now John is told, “do not seal up the words of this prophecy contained in this book, because time is near.”

(Rev 22:14-20; “Blessed are those who wash their robes Outside so they can have access to the tree of life and can enter into the city by the gates. Outside are dogs and the sorcerers and the sexually immoral, and the murderers, and the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood!.. “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star!” And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say: “Come!” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wants it take the water of life free of charge. (18) I testify to the one who hears, “understands” the words of the prophecy contained in this book: If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes away from the words of this book of prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city that are described in this book. (20) The one who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.”)

Who gives the desire to love God intimately? Allow Jesus’ revelation to His apostle Paul. (Philippians 2:12-13; “So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence, (13) for the one bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort – for the sake of His good pleasure – is God.”) The desire to be intimate with God, is a calling. He chooses who’ll be family, gives desire and leads away from temptation and to righteousness. He’s the ALMIGHTY. Lets review who’ll die a second death.

(Revelations 21:5-8; “And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new!” Then He said to me, “Write it down, because these words are reliable and true.” He also said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the water of life. (Remember, Jesus spoke of the spirit His followers were going to receive after His being glorified by God the Father: John 7:37-39) (7) The one who conquers will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. (8) But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.”

Jesus’ Revelations to John, apostles and His church, chapter 13

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

To: “His Church” People desiring to be atOne with God. Israelites Abroad. (2/5/19, God 11th month, Sh’vat 29, 5,779 until sunset.

We considered the problems of constitutional democratic governments last time. We should have learned from it that governments by fleshly minded people can’t stand for long. Jesus’ millennial kingdom will be altruistically administered and stand forever. Let’s pray “His kingdom soon come.” Our prayers are remembered. (Rev 8:1-5; “Now when the Lamb opened the seventh seal there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. Another angel holding a golden censer came and was stationed at the altar. A large amount of incense was given to him to offer up, with the prayers of all the Saints, on the golden altar that is before the throne. The smoke coming from the incense, along with the prayers of the Saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it on the earth, and there were crashes of thunder, roaring, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.”) These things are mysterious to unbelieving people, but the spirit of truth for us. The timing is after Gog and the plagues on unbelievers.

(Rev 20:11-15; “Then I saw a large white throne and the One who was seated on it; the earth and the heaven fled from His presence, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne. Then books were opened, and another book was opened – the book of life. So the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to their deeds. (13) The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and Death and Hades “grave” gave up the dead that were in them, and each one was judged according to his deeds. (14) Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death the lake of fire. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, that person was thrown into the lake of fire.”) People whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life are spiritually led to believe IN, be in agreement with and atOne with God the Father and God the Son. These are mindful of their unworthiness and have no trust in their own fleshly intellect. They look to God for what’s right, wrong, good and evil.

Hades, “the grave” is descriptive of the place where the dead are held, whether it be an earthen grave, the sea or scattered ashes, God’s in control. At will, He communicates with, resurrects and brings spirits up as He did Elijah and Moses in the presence of James, John and Peter. (6 days after telling His apostles, “some of them would see the kingdom of God” Jesus took three of them up a mountain, where God the Father’s power and Jesus’ glory was revealed.) (Mark 9:2-4; “Six days later Jesus took with Him Peter, James, and John and led them alone up a high mountain privately. And He was transfigured before them, His clothes became radiantly white, more so than any launderer in the world could bleach them. Then Elijah appeared before them along with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.”) (Matt 17:1-3; “Six days later Jesus took with Him Peter, James, and John the brother of James, and led them privately up a high mountain. And He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became white as light. Then Moses and Elijah also appeared before them, talking with Him.”) We need to read Jesus’ Revelations to John out-loud and often to ascertain the overview Jesus is portraying. Moses and Elijah died in THE FAITH “knowing as did David” they would inherit eternal life.

The resurrections and Jesus’ millennial rule on earth is the good news, “gospel planned from the beginning, as was Satan and his followers demise. Knowledge of God’s Way is to cover this earth as water covers the sea. People and lands will be healed. Lets review a portion of chapter 10. (Rev 10:4-7; “When the seven thunders spoke, I was preparing to write, but just then I heard a voice from heaven say, “seal up what the seven thunders spoke and do not write it down.” Then the angel I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven and swore by the One “Jesus” who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and what is in it, and the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it, “There will be no more delay! (“the culmination near”) But in the days when the seventh angel is about to blow his trumpet, the mystery of God is completed, just as He has proclaimed to his servants the prophets.”)

People hearing or reading God’s word forms views that becomes, their own. How and to what degree a person’s schooling is disseminated plays a part. Evolving demonic education is designed to camouflage beliefs IN God and creation. The demonic education system teaches that people “have a right to their own beliefs.” That it’s okay for people to conjured up a faith, “from within their own intellect” a belief that should be respected. Thus many people get upset when they think their faith is questioned. Some even warn, “don’t question MY salvation.” The question every logical minded person should ask is, “what’s the Creator’s opinion of MY faith?” Does nurturing a personal, “belief IN faith become an ideology? It does and from such demonically led denominations are formed. When God the Father and God the Son, “Jesus” is revealed, “His Way faith must be yielded to.” AND if, “Jesus’ Revelations to John” are reliable, “how should we be living and what should our practices be?” In the 21st chapter of Jesus’ Revelations to John” He take John beyond the millennium to the spiritual age where no evil will be tolerated. All will be spirit beings, literal heirs with Jesus.

(Revelations 21:1-7; “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had ceased to exist, and the sea existed no more. And I saw the holy city – the new Jerusalem – descending out of heaven from God, made ready like a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: “Look! The residence of God is among human beings. He will live among them, and they will be His people, and God ’The Father’ Himself will be with them. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will not exist any more – or mourning, or crying, or pain, for the former things have ceased to exist.” (5) And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new!” Then He said to me, “Write it down, because these words are reliable and true.” He also said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the water of life. (7) The one who conquers “overcome to the end, KJV”” will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.

(Rev 21:8; “But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.”)

Only the devil and his people believe they have immortality at birth, “that each person is born to live forever someplace!”

(Rev 21:9-14; “Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven final plagues came and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb!” So He took me away in the Spirit to a huge, majestic mountain and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. (11) The city possesses the glory of God; its brilliance is like a precious jewel, like a stone of crystal-clear jasper. (12) It has a massive, high wall with twelve gates, with twelve angels at the gates, and the names of the twelve tribes of the nation of Israel are written on the gates. (13) There are three gates on the east side, three gates on the north side, three gates on the south side and three gates on the west side. (14) The wall of the city has twelve foundations, and on them are the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.”) Planner, Architect, Creator, Re-creator and The Resurrection in whom is life, had it all planned before Satan was kicked out of the heavenly realms. The demise of those who would be enemies to His people was preplanned. (Isaiah 14:24-27; “The Lord who commands armies makes this solemn vow: “Be sure of this: Just as I have intended, so it will be; just as I have planned, it will happen. I will break Assyria in My land, I will trample them underfoot on My hills. Their yoke will be removed from My people, the burden will be lifted from their shoulders. This is the plan I have devised for the whole earth; My hand is ready to strike all the nations.” Indeed, the Lord who commands armies has a plan, and who can possibly frustrate it? His hand is ready to strike, and who can possibly stop it?”

Jesus’ apostle Paul explained. (Ephesians 2:19-22; “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, (WHY) because you have been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the Cornerstone. In Him 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.”)

The foundations of God’s planning is shared by Jesus and His apostles, though His weekly and annual Sabbaths’ foreshadowing. God the Father’s coming down with New Jerusalem, it’s twelve gates named for the twelve tribes of Israel and twelve foundations named for the twelve apostles of the Lamb demonstrate God’s long term planning. Israel’s planned miraculous deliverance from Egypt as promised Abraham represents a preview of our spiritual deliverance from sin, “this world’s system of things.” Our individual calling, gifted desire, inherited from Adam nature revealed and gifted repentance is every bit as miraculous as was Israel’s deliverance from sinful Egypt. Both demonstrate God’s timely choosing and His supernatural deliverance of His people from lawlessness.

Consider the following as relating to the whole word of God. Jesus’ death was preplanned before His promising Israel’s deliverance from bondage, “sin” Egypt. Their supernatural deliverance and perpetual covenant promise was from their Creator “Jesus.” That covenant being Jesus’ will and as the Testator, He had to die to make it valid.

(Heb 9:15-23; “And so He “Jesus” is ‘now’ the mediator of a New Covenant, so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance He has promised, since He died to set them free from the violations committed under the First Covenant. (16) For where there is a will, the death of the one who made it must be proven. For a will takes effect only at death, since it carries no force while the one who made it is alive. So even the first covenant was inaugurated with blood. (19) For when Moses had spoken every command to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats with water and scarlet wool and hyssop and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that God has commanded you to keep.” And both the tabernacle and all the utensils of worship he likewise sprinkled with blood. Indeed according to the law almost everything was purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. (23) So it was necessary for the sketches of the things in heaven to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves required better sacrifices than these, ‘from animals.’

(Heb 9:24- “For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with hands – the representation of the true sanctuary – but into heaven itself, and He appears now in God’s presence for us. And He did not enter to offer Himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the sanctuary year after year with blood that is not his own, for then He would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But now He ‘Jesus’ has appeared once for all at the consummation of the ages to put away sin by His sacrifice. (27) And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment, so also, after Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, to those who eagerly await Him He will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation.”) Jesus’ first coming in the flesh was to bear sin, He’s coming a second time in spirit to bring salvation.