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The Christian Obligation, chapter 6

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

To: People gifted with desire to be atOne with Jesus; “spiritual Israelites.” 4/30/19, God’s 1st month 25th day of Nisan, 5,779 until sunset.

When first sending His disciples out, Jesus said; (Take no provisions, and whenever you enter a town or village, find out who is worthy there and stay with them until you leave. As you enter the house, give it greetings. And if the house is worthy, let your peace come on it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. And if anyone will not welcome you or listen to your message, shake the dust off your feet as you leave that house or that town. I tell you the truth, it will be more bearable for the region of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town!”) Later Jesus send His apostles out saying go prepared. Today we need to go prepared.

Jesus’ message through His apostles is a “covenant of obedience with a chosen people” as was His covenant with Israel, through Moses.” It’s a contract with people Jesus calls Saints “a people born from above.” “people in whom His gifted spirit resides.” Folks loving God as He’s manifested to be in the holy scriptures. From this understanding, Such are the people Paul wrote to in “God’s Church at Rome.”

(Romans 12:1-2; “Present your bodies as a sacrifice, alive, holy, and pleasing to God; which is your reasonable service. Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may test and approve what is the will of God – what is good and well-pleasing and perfect.”) Israel’s condition when Jesus led them from Egypt through Moses was; “they’d succumbed to the ways of sinful Egypt.” Israel was delivered “by promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” Egypt represented sin. Jesus offered and Israel accepted His covenant conditions, “the covenant - contract.” (Circumcision was the physical evident covenant reminder. some Egyptians were circumcised in the flesh to become part with Israel.) Parallel with people in the world today, Israelites had conformed to the Egyptian world; Jesus led them to a transformation - a renewing.

Today likewise, God calls, leads and delivers His chosen to a renewing in His spirit to make them “Saints of the Most High.”

The difference? God’s church at Rome was spiritually circumcised of heart and mind as are His Saints today. That didn’t mean they should stop fleshly circumcision. Jesus’ followers are spiritually shedding the inherited from Adam fleshly nature: transformed to the likeness of Jesus’ nature. Jesus’ covenant with Israel through Moses looked forward to His covenant with a called out by promise people to be in the world but not of the world. Delivered from Egypt people weren’t able to spiritually yield to and love God’s Way, “because the holy spirit - spirit of truth had not yet been given.” We like them can’t lovingly obey the spiritual intent of God’s law in the flesh, it’s why we must be “born from above” that is, “be gifted with a nature change.” Jesus’ apostle John quoting Him explains.

(John 7:37-39; On the last day of the feast “of Tabernacles” the greatest day, Jesus stood up and shouted out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me, and let the one who believes in Me drink. Just as the scripture says, ‘From within him will flow rivers of living water.’ (Now Jesus said this about the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were going to receive, for the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.”) Until God reveals Himself individually and gives the desire to be atOne with Jesus we’re fleshly; “not having the capacity to spiritually love and obey as Jesus did.” We’re only able to spiritually yield to God the Father as Jesus did, “when we’re gifted to believe IN. That is, “have the mind of Jesus imputed to - gifted to our minds.” It’s through God’s gifted spirit, that we’re atOne with and love His Way. Without Godly love manifested to our minds we can’t be loyal to Jesus’ commands through Paul.

(Rom 12:9-21; “Godly” Love, must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil, cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another with mutual love, showing eagerness in honoring one another. Do not lag in zeal, be enthusiastic in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, endure in suffering, persist in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the Saints, pursue hospitality. Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse. (15) Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil; consider what is good before all people. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all people. Do not avenge yourselves, dear friends, but give place to God’s wrath, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” (Quote from Deut 32:35) says the Lord. Rather, if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing this you will be heaping burning coals on his head. (Quote from Prov 25:21-22) (21) Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”) Note that Jesus and His apostles quoted from Jesus’ previous revelations to His prophets.

We can’t lovingly obey in the flesh! Only through the imputation of God’s spirit, “can we spiritually obey.” The law and the prophets looked forward to when, “with God’s help people could live within Jesus’ spiritual covenant with Believers.”

When Jesus came in the flesh, His apostles and many Israelites knew the prophesies regarding the Messiah’s coming: “that He’d be David’s heir.” The expectation was; “His coming would be like the deliverance through Moses.” Thinking He’d establish His physical kingdom on earth then. They didn’t nor can we understand until God opens their minds.

Jesus did promised to return, establish His kingdom with power, bind Satan and bring peace to a deceived world. Only after a miraculous opening of minds, “did Jesus’ apostles understand that a spiritually circumcised people would be called to overcome by the blood of the Lamb and rule with Jesus in His kingdom.”

(Colossians 3:1-3; “Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Keep thinking about things above, not things on the earth, for you ‘followers of Jesus’ have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”) People “born from above” are spiritually circumcised of mind; “fleshly dead and their life “immortality” is hidden with Christ in God.”

(Col 3:4-11; “When Christ (who is your life) appears, then you too will be revealed in glory with Him. So put to death whatever in your nature belongs to the earth: sexual immorality, impurity, shameful passion, evil desire, and greed which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming on the sons of disobedience. You also “once” lived your lives in this way at one time, when you used to live among them. But now, put off all such things as anger, rage, malice, slander, abusive language from your mouth. Do not lie to one another since you have put off “circumcised’ the old man with its practices and have been clothed with the new man that is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of the One who created it. (11) Here there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all and in all.”) The Son of God “Jesus Christ” is now glorified and at the right hand of God the Father. Now in this age, His spirit is given to His chosen, “the Saints.” Quoting from Isaiah 28:16; Jesus’ apostle Peter explains, “Jesus was positioned as we are now.

(1Peter 2:4-10; “So as you come to Jesus a living stone rejected by men but chosen and priceless in God’s sight, you yourselves, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood and to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (6) For it says in scripture, “Look, I lay in Zion a stone, a chosen and priceless cornerstone, and whoever believes IN Him will never be put to shame. (Quote Isaiah 28:15) So you who believe see His value, but for those who do not believe, the stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone, and a stumbling-stone and a rock to trip over. (Quote Isa 8:14) They stumble because they disobey the Word, as they were destined to do. But you, “Christians” are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of His own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. You once were not a people, but now you are God’s people. You were shown no mercy, but now you have received mercy.”)

When God is revealed, Believing IN people become, “God’s people. Let’s note that Paul is writing to people whose nature has been miraculously changed. Now Paul calls these, “the Elect and holy.” “His church.” Recommending that each apply themselves and grow in the knowledge of God.

The Christian Obligation, chapter 5

Monday, April 29th, 2019

To: People gifted with desire to be atOne with Jesus; “spiritual Israelites.” 4/29/19, God’s 1st month 24th day of Nisan, 5,779 until sunset.

How and when God opens one’s mind, reveal Himself and causes a person to seek Him is His prerogative, Not ours. Jacob was fleeing his brother, using a stone for his pillow when Jesus revealed Himself by use of a visionary ladder with angelic beings going up and down. Jesus revealed Himself in a burning bush to Moses, who went closer and got his message. Paul was in route to Damascus when Jesus asked “why are you persecuting Me” blinded him and sent Ananias to restore his vision. Jesus’ apostle Thomas had to see Jesus’ nail scars and His side; when he saw he said, “my Lord and My God.” What was Jesus’ response? (“Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blessed are the people who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29)

It seems the majority who’re called in this age have “God the Father’s reveling Jesus through hearing, reading and revelation of His truth. Meaning; people hear or read and God supernaturally causes recognition of His truth. Consider Paul’s explanation. (1Cor 1:17-25; For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel; not with clever speech, so that the cross of Christ would not become useless. For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (19) For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will thwart the cleverness of the intelligent.” (Quote from Isaiah 29:4) Where is the wise man? Where is the expert in the Mosaic law? Where is the debater of this age? Has God not made the wisdom of the world foolish? For since in the wisdom of God the world by its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased to save those who believe by the foolishness of preaching. For Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks ask for wisdom, but we ‘apostles’ preach about a crucified Christ, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles. But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.”)

Manner of calling is God’s choice, “it’s always by His revealing Himself.” Jesus’ apostles would call works, some methodology or believing in a condoning god “paganism.” Sometimes truth gives people the mental jolt they need to see Jesus’ Light. However, it’s yielding to God’s Way and looking at ourselves from Jesus’ View. We have to be spiritually led to understand that we’ve inherited an evil, hostile to God nature that must be repented of, “turned from.” After being led to seek God’s Way, we soon discover “our personal righteousness, ideas, opinions and such, were fleshly inherited and discerned. By revelation we learn that our ways, ideas and opinions are opposed to God’s Ways. By gifted revelation we understand that we’re as clay and our Creator the Potter. After we become Believers IN we’re spiritually led to respect God’s Ways, commandments and patiently wait on gifted revelation. God’s teaching through Isaiah, “speaks to the called.”

(Isaiah 64:4-5; “Since ancient times no one has heard or perceived, no eye has seen any God besides You, who intervenes for those who wait for Him. You assist those who delight in doing what is right, who observe your commandments. Look, You were angry because we violated them continually. How then can we be saved?”) Called out people should patiently Wait on His revelations as we study His Word prayerfully.

(Isaiah 64:6; “We are all like one who is unclean, all our so-called righteous acts are like a menstrual rag, in Your sight. We all wither like a leaf; our sins carry us away like the wind.”) It’s revealed “sin is practicing things that’s lawless in God’s View.” (See 1John 3:4) The holy scriptures teach ’we’ve inherited a fleshly outlook from Adam and that only through Jesus, are we gifted with God’s outlook. (See 1Cor 15:22-23)

(Isaiah 64:7; “No one ‘in and of themselves or without revelation’ invokes Your name or makes an effort to take hold of You. For You have rejected us and handed us over to our own sins.”) Without God’s revealing Himself all people go the way that seems right to their fleshly inherited from Adam nature. We’re allowed to go the way that seems right “until called to seek His Way.” From within our fleshly nature, no one takes hold of and believes IN God’s Word. We naturally lean to that which fits our upbringing and societies righteousness, which is idolatry in God’s View. It’s natural that the many try to be religious in their own right, follow patterns of worship that’s from their fleshly outlook, not understanding the necessity of looking to God as the Potter, “ourselves the clay” and wait on His revealed teaching.

(Isaiah 64:8-9; “Yet, Lord, you are our father. We are the clay, and you are our Potter; we are all the product of Your labor.” Lord do not be angry!”) (Unless led to yield to the Potter as clay, we’re yielding to fleshly religions and worshiping of imagined gods. (A study of Matthew 24: reveals that the whole world would be worshiping gods of their imagination before Jesus returns. Even God’s Saints would be deceived if it were possible.) The whole world is in a paganistic state of being.) The whole world was pagan when God led the Israelites from sinful Egypt. Likewise when Jesus came in the flesh; “Israelites had reverted to pagan thinking.” A study of Jesus’ apostle Paul’s conversion demonstrates how so.)

The holy scripture’s definition of paganism is laid out for the world to examine. The Moabites, Ammonites and Midianites practiced abominable to God ways. Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all made imaginary gods as they looked to the heavens and worshiped the planets. Idolatrous ways included, hand held images likened to imagined angels, deities and obelisks representing the male penis, some stood alone and others on buildings. Some images representing imagined gods “the Roman god Jupiter and Zeus the Greek mythology god of the sky - Roman equivalent of Jupiter AND sun worship, particularly on the shortest day of the year.”

The whole world is conformed to Satan’s, “get way” long before Jesus and His apostles taught “people should be Christ Like.” All except those God chose to reveal Himself to were in a state of perishing long before Abraham, Moses and David. Satan has been about the business of camouflaging God’s truth since Adam. Paul was inspired to write; (“But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing, among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe so they would not see the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2Corinthians 4:3-4) To the Romans Paul wrote.

(Rom 12:2; “Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may test and approve what is the will of God – what is good and well-pleasing and perfect.”) We need to know why and how this world got to the place we’re at today.

Satan’s hold on this world and the pagan worship of imaginary deities is reflected in our so called Roman Christian calendar. The Romans named days after imagined gods. (Sunday - old English sunnandæg “day of the sun,” translation of Latin dies solis.) (Monday - old English mōnandæg, a Germanic, translation of Latin lunae dies “day of the moon”) (Tuesday - old English, Tīwesdæg “Tiu’s day” Germanic god of war (translation of Latin Martis dies “Mars’ day.) (Wednesday - old English wōdnesdæg “Woden’s day” “Woden + dæg “day,” translation of Latin Mercurii dies “Mercury’s day.”) (Thursday - old English, Þu(n)resdæg “day of thunder,” translation of late Latin Jovis dies “day of Jupiter - the god of thunder.”) (Friday - old English, Frīgedæg “day of the goddess Frigg.”)

The world has absolutely proof of “Roman calendar” origin and why it differs from Judaism’s and “Orthodox Christian’s.” Proof of Satan’s divisionary control over the nations. Proof that organized denominational Christianity looks to and worships Satan’s pagan ways more than The Way of our Creator. Practicing modern day professing Christians look to and practices abominations God hates.

Paul wrote to the Colossians about why Jesus came and why they needed to be converted from their previous evil practices. Lets review the highlights of chapter 2:6-15; from a previous study.

(Be careful not to allow anyone to captivate you through an empty, deceitful philosophy that is according to human traditions and the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.) (In Him you also were circumcised – not, however, with a circumcision performed by human hands, but by the removal of the fleshly body, “mind” that is, through the circumcision done by Christ.) (Having been buried with Him in baptism, you also have been raised with Him through your faith in the power of God who raised Him from the dead. And even though you were dead in your transgressions and in the un-circumcision of your flesh, He nevertheless made you alive with Him, having forgiven all your transgressions.)

Worshiping the sun, planets, statues and demonic customs of the world are abominations to God. God gave His people a calendar that reflected His Ways and foreshadows His plan for saving the world. It’s all preplanned..

Shortening the time of human rule is promised.

(Mark 13:20-23; “And if the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would be saved. But because of the Elect, whom He chose, He has cut them short. Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘Look, there He is!’ do not believe Him. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, the Elect. Be careful! I have told you everything ahead of time.”) Worldly religions have the, “Cain outlook.” God calls us so we’ll yield to the, “Abel outlook.”

For the first fifty plus years after Jesus’ ascension His apostles traveled far and wide spreading the good news about Jesus being the prophesied Messiah. Sharing Moses and the prophets writings about His coming, Jesus’ miracles, revealed teachings and His promised return with power.

The people groups Paul went to, were likened to the Israelites in Egypt many years previous, “in that they were characteristically pagan in their thinking and worship.” We know little about most of Jesus’ apostles’ travels. Andrew, James son of Zebedee, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddeus, and Simon the Zealot are barely mentioned in the book, “Acts of the apostles.” We’re sure each taught the same inspired revealed messages Jesus gave with authority over unclean spirits and healing many through them during the time allotted.

(Matthew 10:5-8; “Jesus sent out these twelve, instructing them as follows: “Do not go to Gentile regions and do not enter any Samaritan town. Go instead to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near!’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.”) The lost sheep of the house of Israel were scattered to many countries; all the apostles records were not documented in the book, “Acts of the apostles” written by Luke. Apparently because of their gifted powers, Jesus first sent His apostles out, commanding that they make no provisions for their travels. (See Matt 10:9-15)

The Christian Obligation, chaper 4

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

To: A people gifted with desire to be atOne with Jesus; “spiritual Israelites.” 4/27/19, God’s 1st month 22nd day of Nisan, 5,779 until sunset.

After all these years, inherited character flaws and those I nurtured are still being revealed. Thankfully I’m gifted with a desire to overcome each, grow in God’s grace and knowledge. I’m still learning “maturity in Christ is key” it demands shouldering responsibilities that revolve around outgoing Godly love. Thinking of others more than self. From birth we inherited a “get” nature that must be converted to a “give” nature. The “get” way plays into Satan’s divisionary condoning all things religion. Camouflaging God’s oneness, absolutes, callings, grace and mercy. The gifted “give way” humbly acknowledges we’re pottery in the Potter’s molding hand and desires His nature. The holy scriptures teach this world’s system of things is dominated by Satan. He’s the god of this world: involved in every area of human activity. He and his followers give out just enough truth in order to manifest themselves as angels of light. Jesus inspired Paul to pen: (2Cor 11:13-15; For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions.”)

Because they’re unbelievers, sophisticated educators, psychologist and worldly denominations instinctively relate maturity to political correctness. It’s condoning of most everything that’s abominable to our Creator. They scoff at God’s unchanging world order, “that He’s in control of climate, sea level, earth’s rotation, revolving and allows Satan’s disorder for a set time. From these unbeliever’s point of view, “evolution of people includes instinctive animalistic lustful practices.” Thus Sodom and Gomorrah life styles once outlawed are now condoned.

Developing Godly character, personal self control and proving absolute truths regarding behavior isn’t part of this world’s educational curriculum. From the unbeliever’s perspectives; “emotional and spiritual maturity can’t be defined. Godly spiritual maturity is a mystery to this world’s refusing to believe IN God people who prefer confusion. From the unbelieving human perspective, mental and spiritual development doesn’t include genuine concern for others, “rather animalistic instinct rules behavior.” The, “get” principle dominates. Physical and mental bullying, gangs and “survival of the fittest” dominates ungodly societies. (Consider our gang infested cities.)

Modern psychologist say “emotional outburst isn’t something to overcome, but a healthy exercise in feelings.” Societies are lenient on so called crimes of passion and condone riotous street exercises as something healthy.

Believers IN are taught to overcome, grow, mature mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Balanced spiritual maturity is gifted to those in whom Christ lives, those “born from above.” A mystery to the world, but not to believers IN the God of Abraham. Paul teaches maturity in Christ.

(Colossians 1:26-29; “It is the mystery that has been kept hidden from ages and generations, but has now been revealed to His “Jesus’” Saints. God wanted to make known to them the glorious riches of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. We proclaim Jesus by instructing and teaching all people with all wisdom so that we may present every person mature in Christ. Toward this goal I also labor, struggling according to His power that powerfully works in me.”) May we seek the God of creation and learn what’s meant by, “mature in Christ.” Paul shared his own struggles.

(Colossians 2:1; “For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you, and for those in Laodicea, and for those who have not met me face to face.”) Christians are spirit led to be concerned about people they don’t know. In Jesus’ revelations to John; He writes to the church at Laodicea. (See Rev 3:14-22) Seemingly Jesus’ Words are to Christians of all ages who have similar attitudes as those of Laodicea.

(Col 2:2-3; “My goal is that their hearts, having been knit together in love, may be encouraged, and that they may have all the riches that assurance brings in their understanding of the knowledge of the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”)

Genuine maturity, “physical, mental, emotional and spiritual” only comes through our knowing our Creator God as He manifest Himself to be in the holy scriptures. Modern education and evolving societies’ philosophy has this world on Satan’s broad road leading to destruction. Matthew recorded Jesus’ Words on the subject.

(Matt 7:13-20; “Enter through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the way is spacious that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. But the gate is narrow and the way is difficult that leads to, “eternal” life, and there are few who find it. “Watch out for false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are voracious wolves.” You will recognize them by their fruit. Grapes are not gathered from thorns or figs from thistles, are they? In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree is not able to bear bad fruit, nor a bad tree to bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will recognize them by their fruit.”) Likewise teaches Paul.

(Col 2:4-5; “I say this so that no one will deceive you through arguments that sound reasonable. For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your morale and the firmness of your faith in Christ.”) Many worldly doctrinal issues sound reasonable to the naïve fleshly mind. May we each be led to go to the foundation and there, seek His truth.

(Col 2:6-10; “Therefore, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him and firm in your faith just as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. (8) Be careful not to allow anyone to captivate you through an empty, deceitful philosophy that is according to human traditions and the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him all the fullness of deity lives in bodily form, and you have been filled in Him, who is the head over every ruler and authority.”) Worldly professing Christian religions teach and practice deceitful philosophies based on idolatrous tradition. Research the definition of paganism, then consider the fact that circumcision always looked forward to circumcision of the heart.

(Col 2:11; “In Him “Jesus” you also were circumcised – not, however, with a circumcision performed by human hands, but by the removal of the fleshly body, that is, through the circumcision done by Christ.”) Circumcision of heart is, “the death of - burial of, our old fleshly nature!” Circumcision of the heart is what God requires.

(Col 2:12-15; “Having been buried with Jesus in baptism, you also have been raised with Him through your faith in the power of God who raised Him from the dead. And even though you were dead in your transgressions and in the un-circumcision of your flesh, He nevertheless made you alive with Him, having forgiven all your transgressions.(14) He has destroyed what was against us, a certificate of indebtedness expressed in decrees opposed to us. He has taken it away by nailing it to the cross. Disarming the rulers and authorities, He has made a public disgrace of them, triumphing over them by the cross.”) Faith belief in the power of God is to know that He created the visible from the invisible, the sun, each planet, water and dirt.

Our Creator; Son of God’s blood sacrifice paid for the sins of the whole world. The rulers of darkness are disarmed when Jesus is revealed to our understanding. Thus, being alive in Jesus is to spiritually put on and practice His Ways. Shed the old, put on the new. Overcoming is to work at replacing, “the way of get” with, “the way of give.”

(Col 2:16-17; “Therefore do not let anyone judge you with respect to food or drink, or in the matter of a feast, new moon, or Sabbath days – these are only the shadow of the things to come, but the reality is Christ!”) Some get hung up on time keeping works as if they can save. God’s weekly and annual Sabbaths are holy to Him, Sabbaths are shadows of things to come. His weekly Sabbath foreshadows rest from works of the flesh, rest from demonic deceptions foreshadows peace on earth. God’s calendar months begin with the new moons and His feast days reckoned accordingly. In reality all things are judged in Christ. Lets not allow, “food or holy times overshadow belief IN Jesus.

(Col 2:18-19 “Let no one who delights in humility and the worship of angels pass judgment on you. That person goes on at great lengths about what he has supposedly seen, but he is puffed up with empty notions by his fleshly mind. He has not held fast to the head from whom the whole body, supported, “namely Jesus” and knit together through its ligaments and sinews, grows with a growth that is from God.”) This world’s leaders delight in worldly scientific knowledge and scoff at the notion, “God created.” Others attempt to put on fleshly humility, in their fleshly minds. (Some are societies “do gooders” deceiving the naïve with works. Worshiping the demonic and distorting god’s truth. They condone things that are an abomination to our Creator.) We Christians cannot partner with or worship with the fleshly minded. Paul explained to the Corinthians.

Don’t member up with, “partner with” unbelievers.

(2Cor 6:14-18; “Do not become partners with those who do not believe, for what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship does light have with darkness? And what agreement does Christ have with Beliar? Or what does a Believer share in common with an unbeliever? And what mutual agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we “believers IN -Christians” are the temple of the living God, just as God said, “I will live in them and will walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be My people.” Therefore “come out from their midst, and be separate,” says the Lord, “and touch no unclean thing, and I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters,” says the All-Powerful Lord.”)

We Christians do live as strangers in a foreign land, “as did Abraham.” God gives us the spirit of discernment, so we can see people for what they are. Jesus’ apostle Paul tells us like it is. Let’s be careful not to condone evil behavior.

I was a pagan until God gave me the desire to seek His Ways. Until then, my outlook was totally fleshly, my ways worldly, assuming most religions were good. I had no concern about the origin of this world’s customs and no clue regarding the condition of mankind in regard to God’s Word. Thanks be to God, “along the way” He called, led me to understand that I was as pottery and He the Potter. He led me to seek His Ways and understand that Satan was the god of this world’s populations. God led me to study the holy scriptures independent of organized religion. Not knowing exactly where I was being led, I began to understand that my calling had parallels to Abraham’s. God showed me that my inherited ways were not His Ways. (Our English dictionary and God’s Word defined me as a pagan.) (I was led and spiritually taught that my inherited outlook, “the things I practiced and the times I honored” were from the cultures developed by the very people groups whose lands God gave the Israelites because of their disrespectfulness of His Way.) I learned that it was not from my own intellect that I was led to seek God, but that He called and gave the desire to know Him. Learning His Ways turned me from what had seemed right to my fleshly mind. I was given the desire to know, “what God viewed as sin.” Understanding that I was not called to a denomination, fitting my inherited beliefs and opinions. These were the things I was led from.

The Christian obligation, chapter 3

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

The Christian obligation, chapter 3 17,024

To: A called to be “Spiritual Israelite People” atOne with Jesus. 4/25/19, God’s 1st month 20th day of Nisan, 5,779 until sunset.

Today at sunset will began the second of seven annual Sabbaths and end the “Feast of Unleavened Bread festival.” Time set aside to reflect on God’s Way and our relationship with Him. The following sunset will begin the weekly Sabbath. Sabbaths are holy to God, all who believe IN Him and foreshadow His perpetual plans. The weekly seventh day Sabbath is for reflecting on God’s rest from creating and our rest from works of the flesh. We need to consider the history of mankind and Israel’s particularly because their history is preserved for our learning. Jesus inspired Paul to write; (Rom 15:4-6; “For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance, through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope. Now may the God of endurance and comfort give you unity with one another in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”)

Before God the Father revealed Jesus and Himself to us individually, we lived according to our fleshly desires, we were radical and hostile of mind toward God’s righteousness. We were much like Paul before his miraculous conversion. Paul thought he was doing God service when he held the coats of some who were stoning Stephen. (See Acts 7:) Jesus supernaturally revealed Himself, gave Paul spiritual understanding about the law and it’s magnification. Jesus’ personally revealed and called Paul, making him an apostle, primarily to the non-Israelites but a witness to Israelites as well.

It was Epaphras, not Paul, that first took the good news about Jesus to the Colossians. Each disciple and apostle always affirmed that, Jesus’ Father is our Father. The called Colossians like all believers IN; first heard “or by other means” came to believe the Messiah message regarding Jesus. Thus they had and all believers IN have a hope laid up in heaven. Paul confirms the Colossian’s work of faith and that of each called Believer.

(Col 1:9-14; “For this reason we also, from the day we heard about you, have not ceased praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may live worthily of the Lord and please Him in all respects – bearing fruit in every good deed, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might for the display of all patience and steadfastness, joyfully giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you to share in the Saints’ inheritance in The light. (13) He ‘God the Father’ delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”)

Now lets find seven doctrinal points from the above six verses? (1) God gives the knowledge of His will. (2) The purpose of our living is to please Jesus. (3) We should display fruits of His spirit in us. (4) God does the qualifying that we may share inheritance with the Saints in Jesus’ Light. (5) God delivers the called from the power of darkness. (6) God the Father transfers us to the kingdom of the Son He loves. (7) It’s through Jesus, “The Light” that we have redemption and forgiveness, for having lived according to what seemed right to our fleshly minds.

Now Jesus inspired Paul to share His deity, so we may believe IN Him as He’s manifested to be.

(Col 1:15-20; “He “Jesus” is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven and on earth were created by Him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through Him and for Him. Jesus Himself is before all things and all things are held together “sustained” in Him. Jesus is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that He Himself may become first in all things. For God “the Father” was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in the Son and through Him “Jesus” to reconcile all things to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross – through Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.”)

Only if Christendom believed the seven belief’s above and these five verses defining Jesus there’d be no division! Is it interesting to anyone that Jesus would reveal these same belief IN principle’s to His apostle John?

Jesus does it all through the One subjecting all things to Himself.

(John 1:1-5; “In the beginning was the Word, “Jesus” and the Word “Jesus” was with God, “the Father” and the Word “Jesus” was fully God. The Word Jesus” was with God “the Father” in the beginning. All things were created by Him, “Jesus” and apart from Him “Jesus” not one thing was created that has been created. In Him “Jesus” was Life, and the Life “Jesus” was the Light of mankind. And the Light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.”) See Hebrews 1: more verification.

All scriptural revelations are God inspired for our learning, “all reveal knowledge of His deity.”

Our all powerful Savior, Shepherd, Jesus “the Son of God” re-Created earth, created Adam and Eve, communed with Noah, flooded this earth, made promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, called Moses, hardened Pharaoh’s heart, delivered the Israelites exactly 430 years to very the day as was promised Abraham, gave Israel pagan people’s lands, sent the Israelites into captivity because they disobeyed, delivered a few back to Jerusalem, inspiring the rebuilding of a temple, supernaturally became a flesh and blood person in the womb of a virgin, displayed adult wisdom at age 12, turning water to aged wine, calmed seas, resurrected the dead, healed, fed thousands, prophesied His own death resurrection and ascension, through His prophets, then, to His apostles, promised to return, gave instruction after His resurrection, revealed Himself after His ascension to the right hand of His Father.

Hundreds witnessed the gifting of the Holy Spirit - “spirit of truth” making each recipient atOne with Jesus and one another. Afterward and still He’s revealing Himself to a chosen people. His apostles demonstrated authority gifted through Jesus. Paul explains, “it’s Jesus believers IN have gifted faith in, discerning that God the Father calls, gives us over to Him for saving, giving mercy, grace and knowledge of what we’re to become.

(Colossians 1:21-23; “And you “Christian gentiles” were at one time strangers and enemies in your minds as expressed through your evil deeds, but now He “Jesus: has reconciled you by His physical body through death to present you holy, without blemish, and blameless before Him – if indeed you remain in the faith, established and firm, without shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard. This gospel has also been preached in all creation under heaven, and I, Paul, have become its servant.”)

All who’re gifted to understand and practice living God’s truths are His servants, reconciled to Jesus, know that by Jesus’ mercy and grace, He did it all. The Father calls, reveals, gives the desire and He sees all things through as planned.

People God doesn’t reveal Himself to, “worship a god of their imagination.” Images developed through parents, teachers and societies. False doctrines established in one’s mind camouflage truth. It takes miraculous intervention and God’s revelation to remove demonic doctrines. Consider David’s understanding and prophetic words.

(2Samuel 7:18-29 “King David went in, sat before the Lord, and said, “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my family, that you should have brought me to this point? And You didn’t stop there, O Lord God! You have also spoken about the future of Your servant’s family. Is this your usual way of dealing with men, O Lord God? What more can David say to You? You have given Your servant special recognition, O Lord God! For the sake of Your promise and according to Your purpose You have done this great thing in order to reveal it to Your servant. Therefore You are great, O Lord God, for there is none like You! There is no God besides You! What we have heard is true! Who is like Your people, Israel, a unique nation on the earth? Their “Israel’s - Jacob’s” God went to claim a nation for Himself and to make a name for Himself! You did great and awesome acts for Your land, before Your people whom You delivered for Yourself from the Egyptian empire and its gods. (24) You made Israel Your very own people for all time. You, O Lord, became their God. So now, O Lord God, make this promise You have made about Your servant and his family a permanent reality. Do as You promised, so You may gain lasting fame, as people say, ‘The Lord of hosts is God over Israel!’ The dynasty of Your servant David will be established before You, for You, O Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, have told Your servant, ‘I will build you a dynasty house.’ That is why Your servant has had the courage to pray this prayer to You. Now, O sovereign Lord, you are the true God! May Your Words prove to be true! You have made this good promise to Your servant! (29) Now be willing to bless Your servant’s dynasty so that it may stand permanently before You, for You, O sovereign Lord, have spoken. By Your blessing may your servant’s dynasty be blessed on into the future!”)

God changed Jacob’s name to Israel. David has a future dynasty under Jesus. Promises to Abraham, David and understandings given to Paul are all parallels. Paul wrote to the Galatians; (Gal 3:29; “And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”) David’s dynasty includes Jesus and His followers.

(Evident proof, Jesus born in the linage of David, died as a sacrificial Lamb, now He’s our Mediator and coming king of kings.)

It was preplanned that Jesus suffer, experience life’s complexities, trials, disappointments etc. while in the flesh. It’s revealed through Paul’s letter to the Hebrews.

(Hebrews 4:14-16; “Therefore since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest incapable of sympathizing with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way just as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace whenever we need help.”) Jesus knows our trials, therefore He’s merciful beyond our comprehension.

(Heb 2:8-17; “For when He, “God the Fatherput all things under His, “Jesus’” control, He left nothing outside of His control. At present we do not yet see all things under His control, but we see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because He suffered death, so that by God’s grace He, Jesus” would experience death on behalf of everyone. For it was fitting for Him, for whom and through whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For indeed He who makes holy and those being made holy all have the same origin, and so He. “Jesus” is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters, saying, “I will proclaim your name to My brothers; in the midst of the assembly I will praise You.” Again He says, “I will be confident in Him,” and again, “Here I am, with the children God has given Me.” (14) Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He, “Jesuslikewise shared in their humanity, so that through death He could destroy the one who holds the power of death (that is, the devil), and set free those who were held in slavery all their lives by their fear of death.” For surely His concern is not for angels, but He is concerned for Abraham’s descendants. (17) Therefore He, “Jesus” had to be made like His brothers and sisters in every respect, so that He could become a merciful and faithful high priest in things relating to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people. For since He Himself suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are tempted.”)

Holy scriptures teach God’s family structure. It’s representative of His kingdom’s structure. Believing IN people practicing God’s Way “are His church” and represent that loving relationships Jesus manifested.

The Christian obligation, chapter 2

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

To: A called to be “Spiritual Israelite People” atOne with Jesus. 4/24/19, God’s 1st month 19th day of Nisan, 5,779 until sunset.

When we belong to Jesus His truth is recognized, we look forward to growing in His spirit, truth and knowledge. His attributes are respected, we yearn to be clothed and immersed in Him. Review His parables from last study. (Matt 13:44-50) It’s the season to examine ourselves in His light. Think on our shortcomings and ask for divine help to overcome to the end.

(Rom 12:9-21; “Love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what’s evil, cling to what’s good. Be devoted to one another with mutual love, showing eagerness in honoring one another. Do not lag in zeal, be enthusiastic in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, endure in suffering, persist in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the Saints, pursue hospitality. (14) Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly. Do not be conceited. (17) Do not repay anyone evil for evil; consider what is good before all people. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all people. Do not avenge yourselves, dear friends, but give place to God’s wrath, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” (Quote from Deut 32:35) says the Lord. Rather, if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing this you will be heaping burning coals on his head. (Quote from Prov 25:21-22) (21) Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”)

Paul isn’t describing the nature we inherited from Adam but the new gifted nature that comes with being, “born from above.”

Duty to Civil Governments and God’s commandments.

(Rom 13:1-10; “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except by God’s appointment and the authorities that exist have been instituted by God. So the person who resists such authority resists the ordinance of God and those who resist will incur judgment. (For rulers cause no fear for good conduct but for bad.) Do you desire not to fear authority? Do good and you will receive its commendation, for it is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be in fear, for it does not bear the sword in vain. It is God’s servant to administer retribution on the wrongdoer. Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of the wrath of the authorities but also because of your conscience. (6 ) For this reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants devoted to governing. Pay everyone what is owed: taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.”) Good parenting teaches respect for authority. (Prov 22:6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.)

(Rom 13:8-10; “Owe no one anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet,” (and if there is any other commandment) are summed up in this, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”) God’s commandments, including the seventh is made for man, “not man for the law.” The spiritual intent of the whole law, is to honor God and neighbor. Jesus’ followers have no problem with His ten commandments “because we love His law of love.” Being “born from above” is to be gifted with the desire to be like Jesus. We see the spiritual good in His attributes. Review the last study. Know judgment is coming.

(2Cor 5:10; “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be paid back according to what he has done while in the body, whether good or evil.”) We’ll all be judged by the Words Jesus spoke. (John 12:47-50; If anyone hears My words and does not obey them, I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. The one who rejects Me and does not accept My words has a judge; the word I have spoken will judge him at the last day. For I have not spoken from My own authority, but the Father Himself who sent Me, commanded Me what I should say and what I should speak. And I know that His commandment is eternal life. Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told Me.”) Review Revelations 21:8.

Jesus was keeping “The Last Great Day” the seventh of seven annual Sabbaths when He spoke these words. The, “Last Great Day” looks forward to judgment. Question? Are we believers IN a mixture of evangelicals? What does Jesus teach?

(John 7:37-39; ”On the last day of the feast, the greatest day, Jesus stood up and shouted out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me, and let the one who believes IN Me drink. Just as the scripture says, ‘From within him will flow rivers of living water.’” (Now Jesus said this about the Spirit, whom those who believed IN Him were going to receive, for the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.”) The seventh day Sabbath and the seven annual Sabbaths will be kept in the millennium.

(God the Father and God the Son are ONE, characteristically. Jesus’ apostles and all Believers IN are gifted with His spirit of truth, making each atOne with Him.

Jesus’ apostle Paul was commissioned for a special purpose. (Acts 9:15-16; “But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go, because this man is My chosen instrument to carry My name before Gentiles and kings and the people of Israel. For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of My name.”) Paul had genuine concern for people “born from above.”

(Phil 4:10-14; “I have great joy in the Lord because now at last you have again expressed your concern for me. (Now I know you were concerned before but had no opportunity to do anything.) I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content in any circumstance. I have experienced times of need and times of abundance. In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of contentment, whether I go satisfied or hungry, have plenty or nothing. I am able to do all things through the One who strengthens me. Nevertheless, you did well to share with me in my trouble.”) Hopefully these studies help us learn the secret of Paul’s contentment.

(Phil 4:15-20; “And as you Philippians know, at the beginning of my gospel ministry, when I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in this matter of giving and receiving except you alone. For even in Thessalonica on more than one occasion you sent something for my need. I do not say this because I am seeking a gift. Rather, I seek the credit that abounds to your account. For I have received everything, and I have plenty. I have all I need because I received from Epaphroditus what you sent – a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, very pleasing to God. And my God will supply your every need according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. May glory be given to God our Father forever and ever. Amen.”)

May we Believer IN be spiritually led to participate in the spreading of Jesus’ good news. May we each be gifted with a priority desire, that God’s Kingdom, “our kingdom” soon come. From our fleshly minds, we believers IN find it difficult to understand why each reader doesn’t grasp the logic of God’s truth. But from our spiritually gifted understanding we know that God is the Opener of minds. Many today are like Paul was “denominationalist.” Prior to God’s calling, opening Paul’s mind, he was known as Saul to God’s church at Jerusalem, he was a persecuting Pharisee. Apostle Barnabas and John Mark were Paul’s first coworkers. John Mark wrote the gospel account titled, “Mark.” Luke the Physician accompanied Paul in much of his travels. (See Acts of the apostles, chapters 13:- 28:)

Understand, it was preplanned, Paul experienced disappointments mimicking Jesus’ and our own. John recorded it.

(John 12:37-43; “Although Jesus had performed so many miraculous signs before them, they still refused to believe in Him, so that The Word of Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled. He said, “Lord, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” For this reason they could not believe, because again Isaiah said, “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, so that they would not see with their eyes and understand with their heart, and turn to Me, and I would heal them.” Isaiah said these things because he saw Christ’s glory, and spoke about Him. Nevertheless, even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they would not confess Jesus to be the Christ, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue. For they loved praise from men more than praise from God.”)

Jesus experience disappointment when His hometown citizens didn’t believe because of their familiarity.

(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? (55) Isn’t this the carpenter’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.”) Jesus experienced the same disappointments regarding people’s not believing IN as we do today.

Paul’s letter to God’s church at Colossae, is our next study choice. In part, because it’s in his Colossians letter, where God inspired Paul to identify Jesus as “The All in All” who was with God the Father in the beginning. A reality few professing Christians teach.

(Colossians 1:1-2; “From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the Saints, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ, at Colossae. Grace and peace to you from God our Father!”)

God the Father calls and He gives us over to Jesus! Revealed at John 17:11; where John quotes Jesus in prayer saying; (“I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to You. Holy Father, keep them safe in Your name that You have given Me, so that they may be One just as We are One.”) We Christians must be atOne, as God the Father and God the Son are. Paul had God’s authority to write, “Grace and peace to you from God the Father.”

In route to and after Damascus, Paul personally saw and was taught by Jesus. (This is one of several places in scripture, where the definition of an apostle is revealed.) Saints of God are identified as “the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ.” (Col 1:3-8; “We always give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard about your faith in Christ Jesus and the love that you have for all the Saints. Your faith and love have arisen from the hope laid up for you in heaven, which you have heard about in the message of truth, the gospel that has come to you. Just as in the entire world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, so it has also been bearing fruit and growing among you from the first day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth. You learned the gospel from Epaphras, our dear fellow slave – a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf – who also told us of your love in the Spirit.”) When we’re gifted to believe IN ‘understand’ God’s message of truth, our hope is laid up in heaven.

The Christian obligation, chapter 1

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

To: A called to be “Spiritual Israelite People” atOne with Jesus. 4/23/19, God’s 1st month 18th day of Nisan, 5,779 until sunset.

This 18th day of Nisan is the calendar date Jesus’ tomb was found empty by the two Mary’s. On that particular year the 18th must have fell on a first day of the week. Passover, the first annual Sabbath of the year and Nisan 18 is always the same number of days from God’s first month’s new moon. All God’s set aside annual Sabbaths are set for particular dates of His months. Christendom in general prefers paganism, tradition and an imaginary Jesus. A condoning of various belief’s Jesus. Each person’s truth is theirs; no absolutes, Jesus.

Jesus’ parables weren’t meant to be understood by the populations at large but to those being called. (See Matt 13:10) Minds of the called and likely those being called at some point, are spiritually opened to recognize God’s truth. When found by what ever means, the discovery of truth is likened to Jesus’ following parables.

Matt 13:44-50; “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure, hidden in a field, that a person found and hid. Then because of joy he went and sold all that he had and bought that field.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he found a pearl of great value, he went out and sold everything he had and bought it.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was cast into the sea that caught all kinds of fish. When it was full, they pulled it ashore, sat down, and put the good fish into containers and threw the bad away. It will be this way at the end of the age. Angels will come and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Let’s be comforted to know God’s promises are perpetual to people He foreknew; like promises to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph. Moses and each Believer IN. As Israel’s rejection is only a postponement. Jesus gave Paul the following revelation.

(Romans 11:1-10; “So I ask, God has not rejected His people, has He? Absolutely not! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew! Do you not know what the scripture says about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? (3) “Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have demolished your altars; I alone am left and they are seeking my life!” ‘Quote from 1Kngs 19:10, 14.’ But what was the divine response to him? “I have kept for myself seven thousand people who have not bent the knee to Baal.” (5) So in the same way at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if it is by grace, it is no longer by works, otherwise grace would no longer be grace. What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was diligently seeking, but the Elect obtained it. The rest were hardened, (8) as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, to this very day.” (9) And David says, “Let their table become a snare and trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them; let their eyes be darkened so that they may not see, and make their backs bend continually. ‘quote from Ps 69:22-23.’”)

People God foreknew are kept for Himself and chosen by grace. His promises are perpetual. Others are allowed to go their way of choice and given a spirit of stupor, so they’re unable to spiritually comprehend in this age.

(Rom 11:11-12; “I ask then, they ‘Israel’ did not stumble into an irrevocable fall, did they? Absolutely not! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make Israel jealous. Now if their transgression means riches for the world and their defeat means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full restoration bring?”)

Jesus inspired His prophets write about Israel’s full restoration long before. (See Isaiah 35: 51: and Jeremiah 31:) Borders promised Abraham are yet to be populated by Israelites. Additionally, non-Israelites who’re called to follow Jesus, become spiritual Israelites - Christian.

(Rom 11:13-16; “Now I ‘Paul’ am speaking to you Gentiles. Seeing that I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, if somehow I could provoke my people to jealousy and save some of them, ‘in this age.’ For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? ‘A resurrection.’ If the first portion of the dough offered is holy, then the whole batch is holy, and if the root is holy, so too are the branches.”)

Life from the dead? “Could only be a physical resurrection” for the whole batch, root and branches! Some one will ask, “you mean people get a second chance?” We ask, did those who weren’t called and chosen ever have a first chance? Look back to verses 8 & 9, God will yet have mercy on those He gave the spirit of stupor to and whose table became a snare.

Think Spiritual Regarding God’s Chosen.

(Rom 11:17-24; “Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, “gentiles” a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among them and participated in the richness of the olive root, do not boast over the branches. (Israel.) But if you boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root “Israel” supports you. (19) Then you will say, “The branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” Granted! They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you ’spiritual Israelites - Christians’ stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but fear! For if God did not spare the natural ‘chosen by promise’ branches, perhaps He will not spare you. (22) Notice therefore the kindness and harshness of God – harshness toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness toward you, provided you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off. And even they – if they do not continue in their unbelief – will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. (24) For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree?)

Descendent heirs of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are the root branch “by grace and promise as was Isaac’s birth.” Non-Israelites who’re called and become (“Gentile Believers IN are grafted in; as from a wild to a cultivated tree, to become heirs with Abraham by promised grace also.”) (Particularly the seventh from Adam’s time “Enoch,” to whom Jesus revealed His return with angelic beings. Jesus revealed Israel’s resurrection through the prophets: “speaking of His coming and Israel’s regaining prominence” and ruling with righteous judgment. It’s what Israelites and Jesus’ apostles were expecting when Jesus did His first miracle.

(Rom 11:25-27; “For I do not want you ‘Gentiles’ to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: A partial hardening has happened to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. (26) And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion; He will remove ungodliness from Jacob. And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”) (Quotes from Isaiah 59:20-21, 27:9 & Jeremiah 31:33-34.) (Always planned.)

These truths aren’t grasped by denominationalist. Satan’s immortality and heaven - hell final judgment doctrine camouflages these truths.

Our Molder - Potter, God our Father, willed that a full number of His chosen gentiles be grafted salvation with spiritual Israelites. He wills that all Israel be saved. (So, how will Israel’s sins be taken away?) God does it all. Remember Paul is primarily writing to Believing IN non-Israelites. God has allowed His promised people to become ungodly and promises to yet take away their ungodliness. When? After Jesus’ returns, Satan bound “and the kingdom of God established on earth.”

(Rom 11:28-32; “In regard to the gospel they, “the Israelites” are enemies for your sake, but in regard to election they are dearly loved for the sake of the fathers. (Abraham, Isaac & Jacob descendents - Israelites.) For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable. (30) Just as you, “gentiles” were formerly disobedient to God, but have now received mercy due to their, “Israelites” disobedience, so they too have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. (32) For God has consigned all people to disobedience so that He may show mercy to them all.”) We’re all born with the sin nature inherited from Adam. Believers IN, are those “born from above” gifted with a new loving nature that desires to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.

(Rom 11:33-36; “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how fathomless His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?Quote from Isaiah 40:13Or who has first given to God, that God needs to repay him? ‘Quote from Job 41:11’ (36) For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever! Amen.”) How awesome our Creator!

A Believer’s Life is humility and compares to our body members.

(Rom 12:1-8; “Therefore I exhort you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a sacrifice – alive, holy, and pleasing to God – which is your reasonable service. Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may test and approve what is the will of God – what is good and well-pleasing and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to every one of you not to think more highly of yourself than you ought to think, but to think with sober discernment, as God has distributed to each of you, “Believers IN” a measure of faith. For just as in one body we have many members and not all the members serve the same function, so we who are many are one body in Christ, and individually we are members who belong to one another. (6) And we have different gifts according to the grace given to us. If the gift is prophecy, that individual must use it in proportion to his faith. If it is service, he must serve; if it is teaching, he must teach; if it is exhortation, he must exhort; if it is contributing, he must do so with sincerity; if it is leadership, he must do so with diligence; if it is showing mercy, he must do so with cheerfulness.”)

We’re obligated to exercise gifted talents on behalf of the whole family of God, “from a love of one another point of view.” Loving what God loves and abhorring what He hates.