Plans for God’s chosen, chapter 3

12/14/2,019 God’s 9th Month, Av 16, 5,780    

To: In resident churches, people gifted with desire to be atOne with God.

A mother came with two sons asking Jesus that they sit at His side in His kingdom. Jesus ask the sons “are you able to drink the cup I’M about to drink?” They affirmed they were. (Jesus said, “You will drink my cup, but to sit at my right and at my left is not mine to give. Rather, it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father.” (Matt 20:23)

(Matt 25:31-34;”When the Son of Man comes in His glory and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. All the nations will be assembled before Him, and He will separate people one from another like a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on His right and the goats on His left. Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”) (Both these verses tell us all is preplanned.)

King David prayed, “In my time of trouble I cry out to You, for You will answer me. None can compare to you among the gods, O Lord! Your exploits are incomparable! All the nations, whom You created, will come and worship You, O Lord. They will honor Your name. For You are great and do amazing things. You alone are God. O LORD, teach me how you want me to live! Then I will obey your commands. Make me wholeheartedly committed to you! O Lord, My God, I will give You thanks with my whole heart! I will honor Your name continually!” Psalms 86:8-12)

Moses, King David, the prophets and Jesus’ apostles were called and ‘predestined - gifted to know by revelation’ the Lord God’s Way, power, characteristics and at least partly His kingdom planning. It was the Lord God Jesus that revealed to Isaiah, spoke the words Matthew recorded at Matt 24 and John recorded in Revelations.

(Isaiah 29:6-24; “Judgment will come from the LORD who commands armies, accompanied by thunder, earthquake, and a loud noise, by a strong gale, a windstorm, and a consuming flame of fire. It will be like a dream, a night vision. There will be a horde from all the nations that fight against Ariel, those who attack her and her stronghold and besiege her. It will be like a hungry man dreaming that he is eating, only to awaken and find that his stomach is empty. It will be like a thirsty man dreaming that he is drinking, only to awaken and find that he is still weak and his thirst unquenched. So it will be for the horde from all the nations that fight against Mount Zion. You will be shocked and amazed! You are totally blind! They are drunk, but not because of wine; they stagger, but not because of beer. For the LORD has poured out on you a strong urge to sleep deeply. He has shut your eyes (the prophets), and covered your heads (the seers.) (11) To you this entire prophetic revelation is like words in a sealed scroll. When they hand it to one who can read and say, “Read this,” he responds, “I can’t, because it is sealed.” Or when they hand the scroll to one who can’t read and say, “Read this,” he says, “I can’t read.” The sovereign master says, “These ‘hostile’ people say they are loyal to Me; they say wonderful things about Me, but they are not really loyal to Me. Their worship consists of nothing but man-made ritual. (14) Therefore I will again do an amazing thing for these people — an absolutely extraordinary deed. Wise men will have nothing to say, the sages will have no explanations.” Those who try to hide their plans from the LORD are as good as dead, who do their work in secret and boast, “Who sees us? Who knows what we’re doing?”

(Isa 29:16-19; Your thinking is perverse! Should the Potter be regarded as clay? Should the thing made say about its maker, “He didn’t make me”? Or should the pottery say about the Potter, “He doesn’t understand”? In just a very short time Lebanon will turn into an orchard, and the orchard will be considered a forest. At that time the deaf will be able to hear words read from a scroll, and the eyes of the blind will be able to see through deep darkness. The downtrodden will again rejoice in the LORD; the poor among humankind will take delight in the Holy One of Israel.

(Isa 29:20-24; For tyrants will disappear, those who taunt will vanish, and all those who love to do wrong will be eliminated, those who bear false testimony against a person, who entrap the one who arbitrates at the city gate and deprive the innocent of justice by making false charges. (22) So this is what the LORD, the One who delivered Abraham, says to the family of Jacob: “Jacob ’Israel’ will no longer be ashamed; their faces will no longer show their embarrassment. For when they see their children, whom I will produce among them, they will honor my name. They will honor the Holy One of Jacob; they will respect the God of Israel.  Those who stray morally will gain understanding; those who complain will acquire insight.”) (The Lord God Jesus revealing to Isaiah is also revealed to John.)

(Rev 21:7-8; The one who conquers will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be my son. But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.”)

(Isaiah 35:3-7; Strengthen the hands that have gone limp, steady the knees that shake! Tell those who panic, “Be strong! Do not fear! Look, your God comes to avenge! With divine retribution he comes to deliver you.” Then blind eyes will open, deaf ears will hear. Then the lame will leap like a deer, the mute tongue will shout for joy; for water will flow in the desert, streams in the wilderness. The dry soil will become a pool of water, the parched ground springs of water. Where jackals once lived and sprawled out, grass, reeds, and papyrus will grow.

(Isa 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.”) Jesus has Isaiah repeat at 51:11; “Those whom the LORD has ransomed will return; they will enter Zion with a happy shout. Unending joy will crown them, happiness and joy will overwhelm them; grief and suffering will disappear.”)

(Matt 11:6-10; “Blessed is anyone who takes no offense at Me.” While they were going away, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? What did you go out to see? A man dressed in fancy clothes? Look, those who wear fancy clothes are in the homes of kings! What did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. This is the one about whom it is written: ‘Look, I am sending My messenger ahead of you, who will prepare Your way before You.’) (See Mal 3:1& Exodus 23:20)

Israelites - Jews heard the priest read each Sabbath and were expecting the Messiah’s coming to fulfill Isaiah prophecies. Jesus’ good news ’gospel’ was about the resurrections, His return and His kingdom as His prophets foretold. (Remember Jesus came to His own and they predictably refused Him, fulfilling that gentiles would be saved come in, make them jealous and become spiritual Israelites.

(Isaiah 60:14-22; The children of your oppressors will come bowing to you; all who treated you with disrespect will bow down at your feet. They will call you, ‘The City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.’ You were once abandoned and despised, with no one passing through, but I will make you a permanent source of pride and joy to coming generations. You will drink the milk of nations; you will nurse at the breasts of kings. Then you will recognize that I, the LORD, am your deliverer, your protector, the powerful ruler of Jacob. (17) Instead of bronze, I will bring you gold, instead of iron, I will bring you silver, instead of wood, I will bring you bronze, instead of stones, I will bring you iron. I will make prosperity your overseer, and vindication your sovereign ruler. Sounds of violence will no longer be heard in your land, or the sounds of destruction and devastation within your borders. You will name your walls, ‘Deliverance,’ and your gates, ‘Praise.’ (19) The sun will no longer supply light for you by day, nor will the moon’s brightness shine on you; the LORD will be your permanent source of light — the splendor of your God will shine upon you. Your sun will no longer set; your moon will not disappear; the LORD will be your permanent source of light; your time of sorrow will be over. All of your people will be Godly; they will possess the land permanently. I will plant them like a shoot; they will be the product of my labor, through whom I reveal my splendor. The least of you will multiply into a thousand; the smallest of you will become a large nation. When the right time comes, I the LORD will quickly do this!”)

Had it been time, they would’ve known.

(Malachi 3:1-7; “I am about to send My messenger, who will clear the way before Me. Indeed, the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to His temple, and the Messenger of the Covenant, whom you long for, is certainly coming,” says the LORD who rules over all. Who can endure the day of His coming? Who can keep standing when He appears? For He will be like a refiner’s fire, like a launderer’s soap. He will act like a refiner and purifier of silver and will cleanse the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will offer the LORD a proper offering. The offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in former times and years past.

“I will come to you in judgment. I will be quick to testify against those who practice divination, those who commit adultery, those who break promises, and those who exploit workers, widows, and orphans, who refuse to help the immigrant and in this way show they do not fear me,” says the LORD who rules over all. (6) “Since, I, the LORD, do not go back on my promises, you, sons of Jacob, have not perished. From the days of your ancestors you have ignored My commandments and have not kept them! Return to Me, and I will return to you,” says the LORD who rules over all. “But you say, ‘How should we return?’) Always study the whole.

Matt 12:16-21; “But Jesus sternly warned them not to make Him known. This fulfilled what was spoken by Isaiah the prophet: “Here is My servant whom I have chosen, the One I love, in whom I take great delight. I will put My Spirit on Him, and He will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not quarrel or cry out, nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets. He will not break a bruised reed or extinguish a smoldering wick, until He brings justice to victory. And in His name the Gentiles will hope.”)

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