Spirit of Truth, chapter 2

8/12/19, God’s 5th month, Av, 11, 5779 until sunset

To: Called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son people, Heirs with Abraham.

Jesus’ saying to the Israelites “you’ll die in your sins” didn’t mean it was their end. Remember Jesus is the resurrection. When Lazarus died Jesus took four days to arrive at the family home. Lazarus’ sister knew about the last day physical resurrection from prophecy, but not the spiritual resurrection to eternal life. Jesus explained both.

John 11:23-31; Jesus replied, “Your brother will come back to life again.” Martha said, “I know that he’ll come back to life again in the resurrection at the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and the one who lives and believes in (Believing IN) will never die. Do you believe this?” She replied, “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God who comes into the world.” (28) When she had said this, Martha went and called her sister Mary, saying privately, “The Teacher is here and is asking for you.” So when Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to Him. (Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still in the place where Martha had come out to meet Him.) Then the people who were with Mary in the house consoling her saw her get up quickly and go out. They followed her, because they thought she was going to the tomb to weep there.

(John 11:32- Now when Mary came to the place where Jesus was and saw Him, she fell at His feet and said to Him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping, and the people who had come with her weeping, He was intensely moved in spirit and greatly distressed. He asked, “Where have you laid him?” They replied, “Lord, come and see.” (35) Jesus wept. Thus the people who had come to mourn said, “Look how much He loved him!” But some of them said, “This is the man who caused the blind man to see! Couldn’t He have done something to keep Lazarus from dying?”

Lazarus and other Raised from the Dead

(John 11:38-44;  Jesus, intensely moved again, came to the tomb. (Now it was a cave, and a stone was placed across it.) Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the deceased, replied, “Lord, by this time the body will have a bad smell, because he’s been buried four days.” (40) Jesus responded, “Didn’t I tell you that if you believe, you would see the glory of God?” So they took away the stone. Jesus looked upward and said, “Father, I thank You that You have listened to Me. I knew that You always listen to Me, but I said this for the sake of the crowd standing around here, that they may believe that You sent Me.” When He had said this, He shouted in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The one who had died came out, his feet and hands tied up with strips of cloth, and a cloth wrapped around his face. Jesus said to them, “Unwrap him and let him go.”)

(John 11:45-48; “Then many of the people, who had come with Mary and had seen the things Jesus did, believed IN Him. But some of them went to the Pharisees and reported to them what Jesus had done. So the chief priests and the Pharisees called the council together and said, “What are we doing? For this man is performing many miraculous signs. If we allow Him to go on in this way, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away our sanctuary and our nation.”

(John 11:49-62; Then one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said, “You know nothing at all! You do not realize that it is more to your advantage to have one man die for the people than for the whole nation to perish.” (Now he did not say this on his own, but because he was high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the Jewish nation, (52) and not for the Jewish nation only, but to gather together into one the children of God who are scattered.) So from that day they planned together to kill him.”) Caiaphas was supernaturally given these prophetic words because he was serving as high priest, “not from his own mind.” Jesus will indeed gather into One (yet deliver again) the children of God who’re scattered back to their promised lands.

Study the whole chapter: (Isaiah 35:8-10; “A thoroughfare will be there – it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it; it is reserved for those authorized to use it – fools will not stray into it. No lions will be there, no ferocious wild animals will be on it – they will not be found there. Those delivered from bondage will travel on it, those whom the Lord has ransomed will return that way. They will enter Zion with a happy shout. Unending joy will crown them, happiness and joy will overwhelm them; grief and suffering will disappear.”) (All Israel will be delivered again, study also  Isaiah 22:, 51:-53:, 65:.Jeremiah 31: and Amos 9:11-15 for starters.

Lazarus, Tabitha called Dorcas and many others were physically resurrected. All these, Jesus’ healing, resurrection and those He did through His apostles are foreshadows of the miracles to be done during Jesus’ millennial rule on earth. (See Acts 5:6-12 about healings and 9:36-43 for the account of Jesus resurrecting through Peter. After Jesus’ resurrection many Saints were resurrected to a physical life and went out witnessing.)

(Matt 27:50-56; Then Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and gave up His spirit. Just then the temple curtain was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks were split apart. And tombs were opened, and the bodies of many Saints who had died were raised. (They came out of the tombs after His resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.) (54) Now when the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and what took place, they were extremely terrified and said, “Truly this One was God’s Son!” Many women who had followed Jesus from Galilee and given Him support were also there, watching from a distance. (56) Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Satan’s falsehoods enslave the world.

What keeps individuals and groups in various degrees of darkness? Falsehoods! Believing in fabrications! Back then many Believers IN Jesus didn’t confess because they feared the Pharisees while others had confidence in their personal opinions, own intellect! Either way they were enslaved, so consider what is freedom? Only believing IN truth can set a person free! Jesus taught it!

(John 8:31-41; Then Jesus said to those Judeans who had believed him, “If you continue to follow My teaching, you are really My disciples (32) and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” “We are descendants of Abraham,” they replied, “and have never been anyone’s slaves! How can you say, ‘You will become free’?” Jesus answered them, “I tell you the solemn truth, everyone who practices sin is a slave of sin. The slave does not remain in the family forever, but the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be really free. I know that you “Israelites’ are Abraham’s descendants. But you want to kill Me, because My teaching makes no progress among you. (38) I am telling you the things I have seen while with the Father; as for you, practice the things you have heard from the Father!” They answered Him, “Abraham is our father!” Jesus replied, “If you are Abraham’s children, you would be doing the deeds of Abraham. But now you are trying to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth I heard from God. Abraham did not do this! You people are doing the deeds of your father.”)

The fact is; “people who aren’t believing IN God’s truth aren’t free, but enslaved to that belief. When people believe in Satan’s lies, he’s their “father or god.” It brings tears to the eyes of Believers IN, when people we love hang to demonic fabrications.

Today’s demonic deceptions are also in “false science.”

Jesus inspired Paul to write Timothy about “so called knowledge, ‘KJT science’ causing a straying from the faith.

(1Tim 6:20-21’ O Timothy, protect what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the profane chatter and absurdities of so-called “knowledge.” By professing it, some have strayed from the faith. Grace be with you all.”) Today many intellectuals and their followers are caught up in the “Roswell and other phenomenon” thinking unknown science or magic events are taking place that’s only understood by higher intellect. Thinking natural laws of gravity and others can be defied by critters from space. People claiming to have seen aliens, flying space craft etc. Some of these may be actual sightings; “if so they’re from the demonic for the purpose of causing disbelief IN the God of Creation, David‘s God.

Psalms 104:1 Praise the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are magnificent. You are robed in splendor and majesty. He covers Himself with light as if it were a garment.

He stretches out the skies like a tent curtain and lays the beams of the upper rooms of His palace on the rain clouds. He makes the clouds His chariot and travels along on the wings of the wind. He makes the winds His messengers and the flaming fire His attendant.

He established the earth on its foundations; it will never be upended. The watery deep covered it like a garment; the waters reached above the mountains. Your shout made the waters retreat; at the sound of Your thunderous voice they hurried off – as the mountains rose up, and the valleys went down – to the place You appointed for them. You set up a boundary for them that they could not cross, so that they would not cover the earth again.

He turns springs into streams; they flow between the mountains. They provide water for all the animals in the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. The birds of the sky live beside them; they chirp among the bushes.

He waters the mountains from the upper rooms of his palace; the earth is full of the fruit You cause to grow. He provides grass for the cattle and crops for people to cultivate, so they can produce food from the ground, as well as wine that makes people feel so good,

and so they can have oil to make their faces shine, as well as food that sustains people’s lives. The trees of the Lord receive all the rain they need, the cedars of Lebanon which He planted, where the birds make nests, near the evergreens in which the herons live.

The wild goats live in the high mountains; the rock badgers find safety in the cliffs.

He made the moon to mark the months, and the sun sets according to a regular schedule. You make it dark and night comes, during which all the beasts of the forest prowl around.

The lions roar for prey, seeking their food from God. When the sun rises, they withdraw

and sleep in their dens.

Men then go out to do their work and labor away until evening. How many living things you have made, O Lord! You have exhibited great skill in making all of them; the earth is full of the living things You have made. Over here is the deep, wide sea, which teems with innumerable swimming creatures, living things both small and large. The ships travel there and over here swims the whale you made to play in it. All of Your creatures wait for You to provide them with food on a regular basis. You give food to them and they receive it; You open your hand and they are filled with food. When You ignore them, they panic. When you take away their life’s breath, they die and return to dust.

When you send your life-giving breath, they are created, and you replenish the surface of the ground. May the splendor of the Lord endure! May the Lord find pleasure in the living things He has made! He looks down on the earth and it shakes;

He touches the mountains and they start to smolder.

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God as long as I exist! May my thoughts be pleasing to Him! I will rejoice in the Lord. May sinners disappear from the earth, and the wicked vanish! Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Praise the Lord!

Matt 24:24; For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the Elect.

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