Perpetual Promises, chapter 3

To: A called out people living by faith, promises and expectations; in the world but not of the world.

God’s planning include numbers indicating completion, such as the number three, seven, forty nine etc. Number six and it’s multiples indicates judgment. God set aside three holy seasons with seven annual Sabbaths

for His set aside people; (1) Passover season. Trusting in Jesus’ shed blood for the remission of sin, faith and turning from dead works.) (2) Pentecost. Gifting His Holy Spirit of Truth, ’born again’ ‘Fathering’ that makes a person atOne with God.) (3) Feast of Tabernacles Season. A holy festival looking forward to Jesus’ rule on earth, acknowledging our temporary tabernacle, faith in our living eternally and literally being atOne with God. The eighth day is the seventh of seven annual Sabbaths foreshadowing judgment, New Jerusalem and God the Father’s coming down. Additionally, God purposely counts generation to generation and it’s isn’t coincidental.

(Matthew 1:17-1:17; “So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to Christ, fourteen generations.”)

Our Re-Creator, Creator, Deliverer, Sustainer, Mediator and coming King of Kings “Jesus’” coming in human form, being rejected by His chosen people, dealing with Satan and choosing His apostles individually was known in advance. Jesus’ characteristics didn’t alter from the time when He delivered Israel form bondage through Moses, to His fleshly dealings with Satan. His dealing with Satan is our example; as He’d have us mimic.

(Matt 4:4; “But He “Jesus” answered, “It is written, ‘Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” a quote from Deut 8:3) Each temptation was answered with a previous scripture.

Jesus had Moses write to the Israelites.

(Deut 8:2-3; “Remember the whole way by which He has brought you these forty years through the desert so that He might, by humbling you, test you to see if you have it within you to keep His commandments or not. So He humbled you by making you hungry and then feeding you with unfamiliar manna. He did this to teach you that humankind cannot live by bread alone, but also by everything that comes from the Lord’s mouth.”)

We should question ourselves, “am I gifted to believe IN Jesus?” Has this world’s education system sold me on the theory of evolution, or that God’s isn’t absolute?” Am I so vain or arrogant that I trust my inherited from Adam intellect ‘rather than God’s Word?’ Do we trust Paul’s inspired teaching he received from Jesus? To set aside people gifted to Believe IN Jesus, Paul instructed Timothy to teach.

(2Tim 1:1:7-14; “For God did not give us a Spirit of fear ’nor stupor’ but of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me, a prisoner for His sake, but by God’s power accept your share of suffering for the gospel. (9) He is the One who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works, but on His own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but now made visible through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. He has broken the power of death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel! For this gospel I “Paul” was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher. Because of this, in fact, I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, because I know the One in whom my faith is set and I am convinced that He is able to protect what has been entrusted to me until that day. (13) Hold to the standard of sound words that you heard from me and do so with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Protect that good thing entrusted to you, through the Holy Spirit who lives within us.”)

Creator Jesus spoke or had His angel speak to Moses from a burning bush. Spoke directly to Abraham, wrestled and made promises to Jacob. Jesus is revealed in various ways and inspired John’s Words at ‘John 1:1-5’ Paul’s Words at ‘Colossians 1:15-20’ ‘Hebrews 1’ and inspired Paul’s Words to Timothy as recorded above.

Jesus’ good news includes the fact that we may suffer ‘for our being called to Believe IN.’ Remember we’re called for His own purpose and by grace granted in Himself before time began, now made visible through His appearing to bring life, immortality and understanding. Teaching that immortality is only through Himself. These are His sound words to believe IN.

Jesus’ followers are gifted to understand the love imparted by Him “our Creator who sacrificed Himself for the sins of people He created? We should, “know too, our understanding is gifted.” No spiritual understanding comes from one’s own intellect. The Psalmist was gifted to understand and write.

Psalms 12:6-8; “The Lord’s words are absolutely reliable. They are as untainted as silver purified in a furnace on the ground, where it is thoroughly refined. (7) You, Lord, will protect them; You will continually shelter each one from these evil people, for the wicked seem to be everywhere, when people promote evil.”)

Psalms 19:7-11; “The law of the Lord is perfect and preserves one’s life. The rules set down by the Lord are reliable and impart wisdom to the inexperienced. The Lord’s precepts are fair and make one joyful. The Lord’s commands are pure and give insight for life. The commands to fear the Lord are right and endure forever. The judgments given by the Lord are trustworthy and absolutely just. (10) They are of greater value than gold, than even a great amount of pure gold; they bring greater delight than honey, than even the sweetest honey from a honeycomb. Yes, Your servant finds moral guidance there; those who obey them receive a rich reward.”)

Truth sets us free and there’s only one truth. Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to share the following words to gifted Believers IN.

Gal 1:8-12; “But even if we “apostles” (or an angel from heaven) should preach a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be condemned to hell (“The word hell here means “accursed” or “let him be accursed” it’s the Greek word; (νάθεμα, anaqema) the translation gives the outcome which is implied by this dreadful curse.) As we ’apostles’ have said before, and now I say again, if anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, let him be condemned to hell! Am I now trying to gain the approval of people, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ! (11) Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. For I did not receive it or learn it from any human source; instead I received it by a revelation of Jesus Christ.”)

Likewise, each believer IN’S calling and spiritual understanding is gifted. If we aren’t grasping all these things fully, prayerfully wait and trust His revelations. Don’t put trust people who depended on theology schooling.

Jesus apostles ask Him, “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.”) Jesus was quoting what He’d revealed to Isaiah many years before. (See Isa 6:9-10)

Likewise Jesus explained why the many didn’t understand. Let’s review.

(John 10:26-30; “But you refuse to believe because you are not My sheep. My sheep listen to My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish; no one will snatch them from My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all, and no one can snatch them from My Father’s hand. The Father and I are One.”) Meaning; ‘God the Father and God the Son are One in purpose.’

God’s awesomeness is much greater than human intellect’s ability to comprehend. His future planning for His family and kingdom has no end. His way is to choose and give understanding to whom He will. His purpose for creating humankind is to add family. Jesus shared these things with His prophets, apostles and Saints.

Isaiah 28:9-11; Who is the Lord trying to teach? To whom is He explaining a message? Those just weaned from milk? Those just taken from their mother’s breast? Indeed, they will hear meaningless gibberish, senseless babbling, a syllable here, a syllable there. (11) For with mocking lips and a foreign tongue He will speak to these people.”

Why? Was it all by promised grace before the flood? Study carefully.

(Isa 28:12-18; In the past He said to them, “This is where security can be found. Provide security for the one who is exhausted! This is where rest can be found.” But they refused to listen. So the Lord’s word to them will sound like meaningless gibberish, senseless babbling, a syllable here, a syllable there. As a result, they will fall on their backsides when they try to walk, and be injured, ensnared, and captured. (14) Therefore, listen to the Lord’s word, you who mock, you rulers of these people who reside in Jerusalem! For you say, “We have made a treaty with death, with Sheol ’underworld’ we have made an agreement. When the overwhelming judgment sweeps by it will not reach us. For we have made a lie our refuge, we have hidden ourselves in a deceitful word.” Therefore, this is what the sovereign master, the Lord, says: “Look, I am laying a Stone in Zion, an approved Stone, set in place as a precious Cornerstone for the foundation. The one who maintains His faith will not panic. I will make justice the measuring line, fairness the plumb line; hail will sweep away the unreliable refuge, the floodwaters will overwhelm the hiding place. Your treaty with death will be dissolved; your agreement with Sheol will not last. When the overwhelming judgment sweeps by, you will be overrun by it.”) As always, study the whole text.

Is such arrogance why Paul shared the result of disobedience

and Jesus shared the reason He spoke to the populations in parables?

Let‘s review. (Romans 1:18-20; “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of people who suppress the truth by their unrighteousness, because what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes – His eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, because they are understood through what has been made. So people are without excuse. (21-23; “For although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or give Him thanks, but they became futile in their thoughts and their senseless hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for an image resembling mortal human beings or birds or four-footed animals or reptiles.”

The reason people and denominations are confused today?

(Rom 1:24-25; “Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to impurity, to dishonor their bodies among themselves. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.”

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