Plans for God’s chosen, chapter 6

12/20/2,019 God’s 9th Month, Av 22, 5,780    

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

Jesus promised “time will be cut short for the Elect’s sake.” So, perhaps Jesus’ return will be before some of the dire end age prophecies are completed. We know Jesus’ return is preplanned by God the Father and we know He’ll shorten that time for His Elect’s sake. Jesus’ apostle Peter was inspired to write; (Now, dear friends, do not let this one thing escape your notice, that a single day is like a thousand years with the Lord and a thousand years are like a single day. 2Peter 3:8) That be true and the seventh day Sabbath set aside for rest from normal work is a strong indication that six thousand years are set aside for man’s work, then the millennial reign of Jesus on earth. God’s calendar and annual Sabbaths also look forward.

Three seasons, seven annual Sabbaths are set aside foreshadowing God’s planning, four of the seven are in His seventh month: they’re Trumpets, Atonement, first day Feast of Tabernacles and on the eighth day is the Last Great Day. Jesus’ apostle Paul was also inspired to share that the Jews are entrusted with the oracles of God. (Oracles are defined as knowing, wise, prophetic, mysterious, ambiguous and perhaps enigmatic.)

(Romans 3:1-6; “Therefore what advantage does the Jew have, or what is the value of circumcision? Actually, there are many advantages. First of all, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What then? If some did not believe, does their unbelief nullify the faithfulness of God? Absolutely not! Let God be proven true, and every human being shown up as a liar, just as it is written: “so that you will be justified in your words and will prevail when you are judged.” But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is He? (I am speaking in human terms.) Absolutely not! For otherwise how could God judge the world?”)

So, we being in about the year, 5,780 by Jewish calendar count, “the Father’s planned return of Jesus is about two hundred years from now.” Jesus said; “watch, when you see these things coming to pass, know the time is near. Matthew 24:)

Jesus, His prophets nor His apostles set dates, mindful of God the Father’s loving mercy toward His called out ones, “His Elect.” Only His Elect are gifted to know and understand Jesus’ message, love His Way and despise this world’s system of things. These aren’t likely to be deceived with this world’s populations. See Matthew 24:24.) God’s Elect are praying fervently that His kingdom soon come.

Matt 24:36-41; “But as for that day and hour no one knows it – not even the angels in heaven – except the Father alone. For just like the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. For in those days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark. (39) And they knew nothing until the flood came and took them all away. It will be the same at the coming of the Son of Man. Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one left. There will be two women grinding grain with a mill; one will be taken and one left.”) Let’s review a portion of Paul’s revelations regarding the mystery understood by God‘s Elect..

(Almighty God, our Father, our Daddy: we pray that many are being led to teach Your truth and spread Your good news to many. We understand it isn’t through monetary strength, but through Your gifted Holy Spirit that Your truth must go forward. We share Your apostle Paul’s words: “many Saints should be teachers by now.” We ask You to inspire and give more the ability to teach. In the holy nature of Jesus, we pray: AMEN.)

Jesus inspired Jeremiah 9:23-24; The Lord says, “Wise people should not boast that they are wise. Powerful people should not boast that they are powerful. Rich people should not boast that they are rich. (24) If people want to boast, they should boast about this: (They should boast that they understand and know Me. They should boast that they know and understand that I, the Lord, act out of faithfulness, fairness, and justice in the earth and that I desire people to do these things,” says the Lord.”) What things? Consider your calling and serve according to gifted ability. Only the called with gifted understanding should share this good news.

(John 9:39-41; Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that those who do not see may gain their sight, and the ones who see may become blind.” Some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard this and asked Him, “We are not blind too, are we?” Jesus replied, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin, but now because you claim that you can see, your guilt remains.”)

Contemplate why family and friends turn from Jesus’ teaching. We who’re called know He does the calling. Jesus revealed this through Paul as follows.

(1Cor 2:11-16; “For who among men knows the things of a man except the man’s spirit within him? So too, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we ‘believers IN Jesus’ have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things that are freely given to us by God. (13) And we speak about these things, not with words taught us by human wisdom, but with those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people. The unbeliever does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him. And he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. (15) The one who is spiritual discerns all things, yet he himself is understood by no one. For who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to advise Him? But we have the mind of Christ.”) We who have the mind of Christ are only allowed to humbly boast in the Lord.

Jesus inspired Jeremiah to speak of people ‘only circumcised in the flesh.’

(Jeremiah 9:2526; The Lord says, “Watch out! The time is soon coming when I will punish all those who are circumcised only in the flesh. That is, I will punish the Egyptians, the Judeans, the Edomites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, and all the desert people who cut their hair short at the temples. I will do so because none of the people of those nations are really circumcised in the Lord’s sight. Moreover, none of the people of Israel are circumcised when it comes to their hearts.”)

What do these people groups have in common? They think; “there must be a methodology by which we can know God and be saved.”

Look back to chapter four; “consider the necessity to separate from

the gentile mentality.” Restudy chapter 4:17-24, before continuing.

(Ephesians 4:25-32; “Therefore, having laid aside falsehood, each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we ‘followers of Jesus’ are members of one another. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on the cause of your anger. Do not give the devil an opportunity. (28) The one who steals must steal no longer; rather he must labor, doing good with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with the one who has need. You must let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for the building up of the one in need, that it may give grace to those who hear. (30) And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. You must put away every kind of bitterness, anger, wrath, quarreling, and evil, slanderous talk. Instead, be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you.”) (Remember 1Cor 13:13; “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”)

What causes people to be angry? Is it not from within their fleshly inherited from Adam nature? How do we grieve “the Holy Spirit of God?” People gifted with it, grieve it by not yielding to their calling. Finally, we shouldn’t forget where our understanding comes from and then forgive one another as, “God in Christ forgave us.”

Imitating God’s characteristics.

(Ephesians 5:1-5; “Therefore, be imitators of God as dearly loved children and live in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God. (3) But among you, ‘followers of Jesus’ there must not be either sexual immorality, impurity of any kind, or greed, as these are not fitting for the Saints. (4) Neither should there be vulgar speech, foolish talk, or coarse jesting – all of which are out of character – but rather thanksgiving. For you can be confident of this one thing: that no person who is immoral, impure, or greedy (such a person is an idolater) has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.”) (Where does the desire to imitate God’s character come from? See Philippians 2:13.)

(Eph 5:6-14; “Let nobody deceive you with empty words, for because of these things God’s wrath comes on the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them, for you were at one time darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light – (9) for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth – trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For the things they do in secret are shameful even to mention. But all things being exposed by the light are made evident. (14) For everything made evident is light, and for this reason it says: “Awake, O sleeper! “Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you!” (A composite quote, possibly from Isaiah 26:19, 51:17, 52:1, and 60:1.)

Followers of Jesus are gifted with circumcision of heart; desire knowledge of God’s characteristics and Jesus’ message through His prophets and apostles.

(Eph 5:15-21; “Therefore be very careful how you live – not as unwise but as wise, taking advantage of every opportunity, because the days are evil. For this reason do not be foolish, but be wise by understanding what the Lord’s will is. And do not get drunk with wine, which is debauchery, but be filled by the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music in your hearts to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for each other in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.”)

God’s Spirit in us gives the energizing desire to be the over comers’ He would have us be. Jesus revealed to John at Revelations 2:26; “And to the one who conquers and who continues in my deeds until the end, I will give him authority over the nations”)

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