Spirit of Truth, chapter 3

8/13/19, God’s 5th month, Av, 12, 5779 until sunset

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

People groups/denominations using and praying in Jesus’ name aren’t necessarily His followers. In fact “if one is the rest aren’t.” Holy scriptures teach “one truth, One God who’s absolute and one Holy Spirit that leads it’s recipients to truth.

(1John 3:2-3; Dear friends, we ‘followers of Jesus’ are God’s children now and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that whenever it is revealed we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope focused on Him purifies himself, just as Jesus is pure.)

Sadducees questioning Jesus were like denominations and individuals in each age who have agendas; (Agendas much like Paul’s before his conversion) “who thought there’s a methodologist for gaining salvation.” Pursuing personal agenda’s in the area of belief/doctrines are for unbelievers who don’t know God the Son nor His Father. Believing IN God is to surrender personal agendas regarding beliefs, fleshly notions of belief and yield to His truth. Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to address this subject.

(Romans 8:31-40; What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Indeed, He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all – how will He not also, along with Him ‘Jesus’ freely give us all things? Who will bring any charge against God’s Elect? It is God who justifies. Who is the one who will condemn? Christ is the One who died (and more than that, He was raised), who is at the right hand of God, and who also is interceding for us. (35) Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will trouble, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your ‘Jesus’” sake we encounter death all day long; we were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we have complete victory through Him who loved us! (38) For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.)

For Jesus’ truth, His apostles and each follower is considered as sheep for the slaughter among unbelievers with agenda’s. Jesus’ apostle Paul wrote his spiritual son regarding the hardship some have because of following Jesus.

(2Tim 2:8- Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David; such is my gospel, for which I suffer hardship to the point of imprisonment as a criminal, but God’s message is not imprisoned! So I endure all things for the sake of those chosen by God, that they too may obtain salvation in Christ Jesus and its eternal glory. This saying is trustworthy: (11) If we died with Him, we will also live with Him. (Meaning; if we turn from fleshly agenda’s.) If we endure, we will also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He will also deny us. If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful, since He cannot deny Himself.)

Denominations and people with personal doctrinal beliefs are friends with the world, followers of Jesus have denied self and believe IN the Jesus through whom there’s salvation and eternal life.

Remember Enoch “the seventh from Adam” also wrote about God’s kingdom on earth: See Jude 1:14-16.

(Titus 1:1-4; To Titus, my genuine son in a common faith. Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

From Paul, a slave of God and apostle of Jesus Christ, to further the faith of God’s chosen ones and the knowledge of the truth that’s keeping with godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the ages began. But now in His own time He has made His message evident through the preaching I was entrusted with according to the command of God our Savior.)

The Lord God our Savior Jesus entrusted His apostles with THE TRUTH that was promised before this age began. It’s the message that must be believed IN with a surrendering of personal assumptions. Jesus’ apostle Peter was on the same wave link. Remember God’s chosen people the Israelites had been scattered because of breaking their covenant with God. That scattering deemed temporary until they’re delivered again to the promised lands. A promise by the resurrection of Jesus to an inherited by promise people.

(1Peter 1:1-2; From Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those temporarily residing abroad3 (in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, the province of Asia, and Bithynia) who are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father by being set apart by the Spirit for obedience and for sprinkling with Jesus Christ’s blood. May grace and peace be yours in full measure!

New Birth to Joy and Holiness

(1Pet 1:3-5; Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By His great mercy He gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, that is, into an inheritance imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. It is reserved in heaven for you, who by God’s power are protected through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.)

(1Pet 1:6-7; This brings you ‘followers of Jesus’ great joy, although you may have to suffer for a short time in various trials. Such trials show the proven character of your faith, which is much more valuable than gold – gold that is tested by fire, even though it is passing away – and will bring praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. (To you personally.)

(1Pet 1:8-9; You ‘followers’ have not seen Him, but you love Him. You do not see Him now but you believe IN Him and so you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, because you are attaining the goal of your faith – the salvation of your souls.)

(1Pet 1:10- Concerning this salvation, the prophets who predicted the grace that would come to you searched and investigated carefully. They probed into what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when he testified beforehand about the sufferings appointed for Christ and His subsequent glory. (12) They were shown that they were serving not themselves but you, in regard to the things now announced to you through those who proclaimed the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven – things angels long to catch a glimpse of.”) Quoting from Isaiah 28:16, Peter writes.

(1Peter 2:6-10; 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.” (7) So you who believe ‘IN’ 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. They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. But you ‘followers of Jesus’ 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. (10) You once were not a people, but now you are God’s people. You were shown no mercy, but now you have received mercy.”)

Jesus had Isaiah proclaim it. (Isaiah 43:10-12; You ‘that believe” are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “My servant whom I have chosen, so that you may consider and believe IN Me, and understand that I am He. No god was formed before Me, and none will outlive Me. I, I am the Lord, and there is no Deliverer besides Me. I decreed, delivered, proclaimed, and there was no other god among you. You ‘Israelites - Christians’ are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “that I am God.”)

From Abraham’s time it’s obvious that God does the choosing. By His choosing, “no one can boast of their choice, goodness nor works.”

(1Corinthians 1:26-31; Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position. (27) But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something, so that no one can boast in His presence. He ‘God the Father’ is the reason you ‘Believers’ have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

Every called individual realizes after their call “they were chosen before the foundation of the world by an all knowing God.

(John 8:19; Then they began asking Him, “Who is your father?” Jesus answered, “You do not know either Me or My Father. If you knew Me you’d know My Father too.”)

(John 8:21; Then Jesus said to them again, “I am going away, and you ‘Israelites’ will look for Me but will die in your sin. Where I am going you cannot come.”)

(John 8:23-24 Jesus replied, “You people are from below; I am from above. You people are from this world; I am not from this world. Thus I told you that you will die in your sins. For unless you believe that I am He, you’ll die in your sins.”)

We too attempt to free people with Jesus’ truth.

(Ephesians 1:3-14; “Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. For He chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world that we may be holy and unblemished in His sight in love. He did this by predestining us to adoption as His sons through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure of His will – to the praise of the glory of His grace that He has freely bestowed on us in His dearly loved Son. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace (8) that He lavished on us in all wisdom and insight. He ‘God the Father’ did this when He revealed to us the secret of His will, according to His good pleasure that He set forth in Christ, toward the administration of the fullness of the times, to head up all things in Christ – the things in heaven and the things on earth. (11) In Christ we too have been claimed as God’s own possession, since we were predestined according to the one purpose of Him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of His will so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, would be to the praise of His glory. And when you heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation) – when you believed in Christ – you were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit, (14) who is the down payment of our inheritance, until the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.) Personal doctrines, methodologies and agenda’s have no place in God’s church. Remember there’s One God, One Truth and One Way.

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