Plans for God’s chosen, chapter 9

12/23/2,019 God’s 9th Month, Av 25, 5,780    

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

Our teaching is to the called, mindful that most won’t pay attention. As pointed out in the last study Christendom denominations read Jesus’ words through Paul but don’t apply the knowledge shared at 1Cor 12:27-31. They don’t realize God’s church is built on the prophets as much as on Jesus’ apostles apparently. Not mindful that the Lord God Jesus is the One who inspired both. If so they’d reject all forms of paganism the prophets and apostles revealed. (Study Jeremiah 10:2-4 & Ezek 8:15-18 to discern God’s disdain for Christmas and Easter’s root beginnings. Then consider why all Christendom groups celebrate Roman, Egyptian and other worldly customs while rejecting times holy to the God of Moses, Abraham and the prophets.  Consider too why parables aren’t understood by Christendom groups.

A major one not understood is Jesus parable about Lazarus, a rich man and hell. (Hell in the New Testament is, Hades, Sheol and pit, meaning underground and has a negative force of awaiting judgment. (See Rev 20:13 and Psalms 16:13) Jesus told parables so the uncalled would not understand and in this particular parable the end discernment is: “if they don’t respond to Moses and the Prophets they’ll not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” (See Luke 16:28-31)

Jesus was tempted and we too must face spiritual warfare.

(Ephesians 6:10-16; “Finally, be strengthened in the Lord and in the strength of His power. Clothe yourselves with the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. For this reason, take up the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand your ground on the evil day, and having done everything, to stand. (14) Stand firm therefore, by fastening the belt of truth around your waist, by putting on the breastplate of righteousness, by fitting your feet with the preparation that comes from the good news of peace, and in all of this, by taking up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”)

Satan’s schemes are many, he divides with many denominational views, designed to attract people prone to be religious. There’s only one message and one truth, which in order to comprehend must be revealed. It is the mystery hidden until revealed on that Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension and more fully after the Cornelius family’s conversion. Review Acts 10:

(Eph 6:17-20; “And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. With every prayer and petition, pray at all times in the Spirit, and to this end be alert, with all perseverance and requests for all the Saints. Pray for me also, that I may be given the message when I begin to speak – that I may confidently make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may be able to speak boldly as I ought to speak.”)

Some prophets, Jesus and all His apostles except John were killed for presenting this good news; namely the truth regarding God’s spirit gifted to His chosen. Even today, these are fighting words in the minds of people believing in a methodology by which people may be saved. The natural mind can’t grasp God’s choosing individuals thousands of years before their birth nor preplanning latter day events including His millennial reign on earth.

Christendom and the many calling themselves Evangelicals for the most part, refer to people believing IN God’s preplanning to the degree stated above as Calvinist, “doctrine of faith and predestination.” Today’s religions assume the Calvinist doctrine began with John Calvin, who maintained correctly that salvation comes through gifted faith in God and that God has already chosen those who will believe IN and be saved. Most seem to ignore that Isaiah, Jesus, Peter and Paul taught it first. See Isaiah 14:24, 46:8-13)

(Isaiah 14:24; “The Lord who commands armies makes this solemn vow: “Be sure of this: Just as I have intended, so it will be; just as I have planned, it will happen.”)

(Isaiah 46:8-13; “Remember this, so you can be brave! Think about it, you rebels! Remember what I accomplished in antiquity! Truly I am God, I have no peer; I am God, and there is none like Me, who announces the end from the beginning and reveals beforehand what has not yet occurred, who says, ‘My plan will be realized, I will accomplish what I desire,’ who summons an eagle from the east, from a distant land, One who carries out My plan. Yes, I have decreed, yes, I will bring it to pass; I have formulated a plan, yes, I will carry it out. Listen to Me, you stubborn people, you who distance yourself from doing what is right. I am bringing My deliverance near, it is not far away; I am bringing My salvation near, it does not wait. I will save Zion; I will adorn Israel with My splendor.”) Israel’s deliverance is preplanned and Satan’s demise is preplanned.

(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.”) As always study the whole text.

In this context people authorized to use the Way of Holiness will be morally upright, recipients of God’s deliverance, in contrast to the morally impure and foolish who are excluded from the new covenant community.”

God’s covenant with His people still requires observing three seasons each year. Including seven annual Sabbaths foreshadowing His deliverances and saving His people. The forerunner to it was Israel’s deliverance from Egypt as promised Abraham. A more mimetic deliverance is yet to be.

Israelites’ deliverance from Egypt began on the fourteenth day of Nisan and on the fifteenth “first annual Sabbath” they started their journey on the exact preplanned day. Their travels, experiences and rebellions are recorded for our learning. That Passover kept in Egypt looked forward to Jesus; “as the Lamb of God” willingly coming in the flesh, exemplifying His Father’s will and nature, sacrificing Himself, shedding His blood for the remission of the world’s sins, resurrected to His former position as preplanned, becoming our mediator before God the Father and promising His return as king of kings. All preplanned, including Satan’s demise, peace on earth and New Jerusalem coming down with God the Father.

The best orderly summation of God’s holy seasons are found at Leviticus 23:. The first of three seasons being “Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread.” Passover is the fourteenth day of Nisan; Feast of Unleavened Bread Sabbaths begins on the fifteenth and ends on the twenty second day. The weekly Sabbath falling during the seven day festival is the Wave Sheaf offering and from which a fifty day count begins to the second season; third annual Sabbath “Pentecost“ meaning to count fifty. The fifty day count begins on that Wave Sheaf Sabbath and so always falls seven weeks plus one day, a first day of the week. Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension is the birth date of His New Covenant church. The hidden mystery, “God imputing His spirit in people” gifts immortality and spiritual understanding revealed.

The third of three seasons culminates, with four annual Sabbaths in God’s seventh month. “Trumpets” on the first day of Nisan, foreshadowing Jesus triumphant return and first resurrection. Fifth annual Sabbath, “Atonement” is on the tenth day of Nisan foreshadowing “Believers IN” literally being atOne with Jesus. Sixth annual Sabbath beginning on the fifteenth day of Nisan, begins the “Feast of Tabernacles seven day celebration” and the seventh annual Sabbath is the eighth day of the festival. It foreshadows final judgment and New Jerusalem coming down. Hopefully all called Believers IN God understand the importance of observing these seasons.

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