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Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 19

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Jsus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary. Chapter 19     

TO: In Home Churches of God. God’s 6th Month, Av 9, 5,780. 7/30/2020.

   Today’s culture, governments, religious denominations, educators and individuals don’t care to be shown that their root beliefs are from paganism. None seem to be mindful, nor do they care that the Roman calendar is rooted in paganism. Followers of Jesus know, God defines worship as practices, things and people looked up to as in revering. Spiritually called followers of Jesus are led to know, honoring Him is to practice things holy to Him. But the god of this age, Satan, wants people ignoring set aside things holy to God and go out of their way to practice paganism.

    Remember Jesus said, (John 10:14-17; I am the good shepherd. I know My own and My own know Me - just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father — and I lay down My life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not come from this sheepfold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to My voice, so that there will be one flock and one Shepherd. This is why the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life, so that I may take it back again.)

    God’s called out people are spirit led to yield, listen and obey His truths. God is truth! Jesus is truth! However, because God does allow demonic teaching, this world’s populations are enslaved to its education systems, teachers pushing theory, honoring mankind‘s accomplishments and discounting God as Creator.

    This world’s education system, teach that truth is different for each individual. Such is demonic inspired and has been in play since Adam and Eve. For the most part worldly, fleshly educated people believe in evolution, man caused global warming, planet-sun worship, and living pleasurable carefree lives. Consider Jesus’ conversation with Pilate before His murder.

     (John 18:33-38; So Pilate went back into the governor’s residence, summoned Jesus, and asked Him, Are you the king of the Jews? Jesus replied, are you saying this on your own initiative, or have others told you about Me? Pilate answered; I am not a Jew, am I? Your own people and your chief priests handed You over to me. What have you done? Jesus replied, My kingdom is not from this world. If My kingdom were from this world, My servants would be fighting to keep Me from being handed over to the Jewish authorities. But as it is My kingdom is not from here. Then Pilate said, So you are a king! Jesus replied, you say that I am a king. For this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world – to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to My voice. Pilate asked, What is truth?)

     Each worldly religion teach their particular doctrine is truth, and not only that, they say, join us learn our truth and be saved. But, does such teaching square scripturally? NO. When Jesus was teaching His apostles, about His going away, and that He was preparing a place for them; (Thomas said, Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way? Jesus replied, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you have known Me, you will know My Father too. And from now on you DO know Him and have seen Him.) John 14:5-7. “When you see Me you see the Father.” They were seeing the Son of God, who also had said to Moses; don’t make images of any kind. Jesus was then and is now, AT ONE with God the Father, as are all Believers IN Jesus. The QUESTION each individual should ask themselves; can one choose in and of themselves, to BELONG to God and know His truth? How can one choose truth without God’s spiritual map showing The Way? Additionally we should ask, could God trust unrighteous, unbelieving people in their natural inherited from Adam nature to handle His righteous Truth? NO! But many self righteous individuals think so highly of themselves intellectually, they assume they know truth through denominational theory. Is this not the reason for many religions? Jesus’ apostle, Peter explains in his second letter.

    (2Pet 2:1-3; But false prophets arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. These false teachers will infiltrate your midst with destructive heresies, even to the point of denying the Master who bought them. As a result, they will bring swift destruction on themselves. And many will follow their debauched lifestyles. Because of these false teachers, the Way of Truth will be slandered. And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation pronounced long ago is not sitting idly by; their destruction is not asleep.)

    The demise of such people who do not repent when Jesus’ Truth is revealed, is spelled out in His revelations to His apostle John. Let’s review.

    (Revelations 21:5-8; And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new!” Then He said to me, “Write it down, because these words are reliable and true.” He also said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the Water of Life. 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.”)

     Jesus is the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega. It was He who spoke, “let US make man in Our image.” He’s coming back to restore all things. The called are thirsty and have gifted desires to know His truth. The many are complacent in their comfort zones, with their divided worldly religions. People, who’re genuinely thirsty for God’s truth, are gifted with desire and effort. Spiritually led to search the scriptures, meditate on their intended meaning, and consider the flaws in their own inherited nature. When spirit led they turn from their inherited from Adam nature, that previously seemed right, to the outlook Jesus manifested from Genesis through Revelations. That defines repentance. That’s spiritually led turning. That’s gifted desire from above. Jesus explains, inspiring Paul to write; (Phil 2:12-16; So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence, for the One bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort — for the sake of His good pleasure — is God. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without blemish though you live in a crooked and perverse society, in which you shine as lights in the world. By holding on to the word of life so that on the day of Christ I will have a reason to boast that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain.)

    Unrepentant, detestable people in God’s view, will ultimate die a second death.

    God’s righteousness is coming to this earth as He preplanned it from the beginning. Worldly, self righteous denominations cannot, nor do they know how to bring peace on earth. People who love this world’s system of things are influenced by the god of this age, demonic influence and desire to lord over others. Thus, humanity’s need is to be saved from itself. We each need Jesus, and the gifted nature change that’s through Him. MARK too recorded Jesus’ words, we read in Matthew’s chapter 24 at Mark 13:19-20. Each wrote, ELECT Saints are those God chose, and it’s been predetermined that this demonic age will be shortened.

    We can speculate the changes Jesus and His followers will make on earth, when we know the Lord’s Ways and His message. Our speculations are fairly accurate when we ask, what does God despise? Does He tell us what’s pagan, what’s an abomination to Him? Israel’s history after Joshua gives many clues.

    God led Moses, Joshua, Isaiah, Jeremiah and others to foretell Israel’s unfolding future. When unbelieving rulers led Israelites in the way of neighbor nations, God withheld blessings. When a righteous thinking, ruler emerged and tore down the pagan shrines, and high places of worship God blessed. Finally, because of their disobedience, God dispersed ten tribes, and then afterward the tribe of Judea.

    Hezekiah is one of our better examples. God made him ruler at age 25. In the linage of David and Zachariah, Hezekiah did what God approved of. He eliminated the high places, smashed the sacred pillars, cut down the Asherah pole and demolished the bronze serpent that Moses had made.

   ASHERAH POLE? Asherah was an imaginary deity of the Canaanite pantheon, wife/sister of El and goddess of fertility. She was commonly worshiped at shrines in or near groves of evergreen trees. The pagan holiday Easter came through this custom. DEMOLISHED the bronze serpent Moses made? Why? The people had begun offering incense to it. This is likened to the Old Covenant teaching about worshiping the law rather than the law giver. Nothing was wrong with Moses’ bronze serpent image, nor God’s law, EXCEPT the worshiping. The Pharisees and Sadducees began worshiping the law rather than the law giver, Jesus’ apostle Paul had been one of these before conversion.

    Hezekiah obeyed the commandments which the Lord gave Moses. The Lord was with him and he was successful in all his endeavors. Hezekiah rebelled against the king of Assyria and refused to submit to him. He defeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory, from the watchtower to the city fortress. Study first and second Kings to find some of the many clues God gives regarding likely changes when Jesus returns. When concerned over issues of war, Hezekiah sent for instruction from Isaiah.

    (2Kings 19:5-7; When King Hezekiah’s servants came to Isaiah, Isaiah said to them, Tell your master this, This is what the Lord says, “Don’t be afraid because of the things you have heard – these insults the king of Assyria’s servants have hurled against Me. Look, I the Lord will take control of his mind, he will receive a report and return to his own land. I will cut him down with a sword in his own land.”)

    GOD took control of the King of Assyria’s mind and the king met his fate in his own land. God can take control of any person’s mind. He can bless people with a calm self controlled mind or turn people over to the way that seems right. When individuals and nations practice the way that seems right, they’re headed for demonically influenced troubles. Speculation, but it’s very likely. God is allowing Satan to control much of this world’s weather patterns, because of disobedience. Most world leaders’ minds are arrogant, prideful in their unbelieving comfort zones. It’s isn’t speculation that God is allowing the god of this age, Satan, control this world‘s system of things and the majority of its populations.

     Everything with demonic root in paganism will be destroyed after Jesus’ return.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 18

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

   TO: In Home Churches of God. God’s 6th Month, Av 7, 5,780. 7/28/2020.

   It’s no accident that God is allowing Satan be the god of this age. It’s so we may develop Godly character and overcome pulls to our inherited from Adam nature. We need to endure, put up with the same temptations Jesus encountered. The Hebrews writer explained that even Jesus was perfected and learned obedience through things He suffered. The same Son of God -Jesus, Matthew quotes is the Melchizedek, who was without father, without mother, without genealogy, had neither beginning of days nor end of life but is like the son of God, and so He remains a priest for all time.

   (Heb 5:8-10; Although He, was a Son, He learned obedience through the things He suffered. And by being perfected in this way, He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, and He was designated by God as high priest in the order of Melchizedek.) (Heb 5:7; During His earthly life Christ offered both requests and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the One who was able to save Him from death and He was heard because of His devotion.)

    Before purposely coming in the flesh, the Lord God Jesus blessed Abraham and others while serving as the Most High’s priest, Melchizedek. See Gen 14:18-20. As the Most High’s priest, He never assume nor did He take initiatives independent of God the Father, likewise with Levite priest who only served as appointed. The principle went and goes forward.

    (Heb 5:1-6; For every high priest is taken from among the people and appointed to represent them before God, to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal compassionately with those who are ignorant and erring, since he also is subject to weakness, and for this reason he is obligated to make sin offerings for himself as well as for the people. And no one assumes this honor on his own initiative, but only when called to it by God, as in fact Aaron was. So also Christ did not glorify Himself in becoming High Priest, but the One who glorified Him was God, who said to him, “You are My Son! Today I have fathered you,” as also in another place God says, “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.”) Quotes from Psalms 2:7 and 110:3.

    Abraham understood much about Jesus’ coming kingdom on earth through his knowledge of Melchizedek.

   Heb 7:1-7; Now, this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham as he was returning from defeating the kings and blessed him. To Him also Abraham apportioned a tithe of everything. His name first means king of righteousness, then king of Salem, that is, king of peace. Without father, without mother, without genealogy, He has neither beginning of days nor end of life but is like the son of God, and He remains a priest for all time. But see how great He must be, if Abraham the patriarch gave Him a tithe of his plunder. And those of the sons of Levi who receive the priestly office have authorization according to the law to collect a tithe from the people, that is, from their fellow countrymen, although they too are descendants of Abraham.)

    (Heb 7:6-10; But Melchizedek who does not share their ancestry collected a tithe from Abraham and blessed the one who possessed the promise. Now without dispute the inferior is blessed by the superior, and in one case tithes are received by mortal men, while in the other by Him who is affirmed to be alive. And it could be said that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid a tithe through Abraham. For he was still in his ancestor Abraham’s loins when Melchizedek met him.

    (Heb 7:11; So, if perfection had in fact been possible through the Levitical priesthood, for on that basis the people received the law; what further need would there have been for another priest to arise, said to be in the order of Melchizedek and not in Aaron’s order?)

    Heb 7:12-19; For, when the priesthood changes, a change in the law must come as well. Yet the One these things are spoken about belongs to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever officiated at the altar. For it is clear that our Lord is descended from Judah, yet Moses, said nothing about priests in connection with that tribe. And this is even clearer if another priest arises in the likeness of Melchizedek, who has become a priest not by a legal regulation about physical descent but by the power of an indestructible life. For here is the testimony about him: “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.” On the one hand a former command is set aside because it is weak and useless, for the law made nothing perfect. On the other hand a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.)

    (Heb 7:20-24; Since this was not done without a sworn affirmation — for the others have become priests without a sworn affirmation, but Jesus did so with a sworn affirmation by the One who said to Him, “The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind, ‘You are a priest forever.‘” Accordingly, Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant. And the others who became priests were numerous, because death prevented them from continuing in office, but He holds His priesthood permanently since He lives forever.)

    (Heb 7:25-28; So He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because he always lives to intercede for them. For it is indeed fitting for us to have such a high priest: holy, innocent, undefiled, separate from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. He has no need to do every day what those priests do, to offer sacrifices first for their own sins and then for the sins of the people, since He did this in offering Himself once for all. For the law appoints as high priests men subject to weakness, but the word of solemn affirmation that came after the law appoints a Son made perfect forever.)

    Jesus’ apostle Paul presented the issue that followers of Jesus then, were treated much like true worshipers of each age. (1Thess 2:13-16; And so we too constantly thank God that when you received God’s message that you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human message, but as it truly is, God’s message, which is at work among you who believe. For you became imitators, brothers and sisters, of God’s churches in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, because you too suffered the same things from your own countrymen as they in fact did from the Jews, who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets and persecuted us severely. They are displeasing to God and are opposed to all people, because they hinder us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. Thus they constantly fill up their measure of sins, but wrath has come upon them completely.)

    (Matthew 24:45-51; Who then is the faithful and wise slave, whom the master has put in charge of His household, to give the other slaves their food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom the master finds at work when He comes. I tell you the truth, the master will put him in charge of all His possessions. But if that evil slave should say to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time’ and he begins to beat his fellow slaves and to eat and drink with drunkards, then the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not foresee, and will cut him in two, and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.) To believe IN Jesus is to believe IN His promises, seek to know and live His Way. Study Jesus’ parable at Matthew 25:1-13.

     Jesus the Christ is the first begotten Son of God the Father. He promises to return with power, resurrect the dead in Christ first, then change alive believers in the blink of an eye. By Jesus’ authority He and these will rule planet earth. Even knowing God’s truth, trusting in His promises, we still need to be mindful of Satan’s devises. He’s likened to a roaring lion, desiring to devour. The assumptive way of over involvement in this world’s system dampens enthusiasm for living the will of God. Jesus’ parable about the ten virgins fits the pressures we encounter.

    Denominations don’t choose to be an abomination to God, by evolving with this world’s demonic system of things, they forego, even fleshly blessings by ignoring God’s laws. Consider; everyone has a god and most have many. Atheists attempt to make themselves their own god. Agnostics think there’s no absolutes and no way to know them. The fact is, everyone’s god is that which they look to for direction, guidance, protection and identify for them what’s right, wrong, good and evil.

      Many say, I am my own person. A famous singer made song lyrics, “I did it my way” popular. Thinking fleshly, individually we’re shaped by the culmination of parents, teachers and tradition, if not spiritually led otherwise. Life style practices are shaped by the gods we look to! Gods looked to in this century differ greatly from those of previous centuries. Jesus’ Matthew 24 prophecy indicates more demonic influence in government, education and religion in this latter age. He’s this age’s god, author of confusion and architect of many deceptions. Jesus said Satan would become more ruthful as his time drew short. Jesus’ apostle Paul wrote God’s church at Corinth, and all God’s people, regarding Satan and his follower’s characteristics.

      (2Corinthians 11:13-15; For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions.) He’s always been an influencing power over this world’s system of things, appealing to this world’s naïve populations. Main camouflages worldly churches buy into are Halloween, Christmas and Easter. Commercialization of holidays, are loved by merchants and naïve citizens who ignorantly become merchandise of their pagan cultures. Christendom groups purposely bury their heads with no idea of their offensiveness to God.

Jesus’ Revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 17

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

    TO: World’s in residence Churches of God. Av 5, 5,780; 7/26/2020.

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    Matthew reported Jesus to have said these latter days would be like Sodom, Gomorrah and before the Noah day flood. (Matt 24:29-31; Immediately after the suffering of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man arriving on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. He will send His angels with a loud trumpet blast, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.)

    Trumpet blast? Indicates Jesus’ second coming is pre-planned to fit His and our annual Sabbath, Trumpets. As Jesus’ crucifixion was pre-planned to be on the 14th day of His first month, Passover, and God‘s sending His Holy Spirit of truth on the Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension as pre-planned. Pentecost, meaning to count 50, is always 50 days from the Wave Sheaf Sabbath during the days of Unleavened Bread. It’s obvious, set aside annual holy days are significant in God’s planning.

    Worldly religions don’t realize, our Creator is all knowing and is the architect of the future. King David was led to understand the characteristics of his Lord. David is said to have been a man after God’s own heart. He desired to build a temple for worship of his God, likened to what God had the Israelites construct under Moses. However God would not allow David to follow through on its completion because of his previous sins. God did allow David and the Israelites make preparations. NOW consider David’s gifted understanding, about our Creator. He understood, God is Re-Creator, Creator, Sustainer of all and the God of Jacob whose names was changed to Israel.

    (1Chronicles 29:10-12; David praised the Lord before the entire assembly: “O Lord God of our father Israel, You deserve praise forevermore! O Lord, you are great, mighty, majestic, magnificent, glorious, and sovereign over all the sky and earth! You have dominion and exalt Yourself as the ruler of all. You are the source of wealth and honor; You rule over all. You possess strength and might to magnify and give strength to all.) At this point it’d be good to re-study John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:15-20, and Hebrews 1:1-4, for an overview of Jesus’ deity.

    (1Chronicles 29:13-16; Now, our God, we give thanks to You and praise Your majestic name! “But who am I and who are my people, that we should be in a position to contribute this much? Indeed, everything comes from You, and we have simply given back to You what is Yours. For we are resident foreigners and nomads in Your presence, like all our ancestors; our days are like a shadow on the earth, without security. O Lord our God, all this wealth, which we have collected to build a temple for You, to honor Your holy name, comes from You; it all belongs to You.”)

    Arrogance was to be removed, if we each knew God as David. We’d know its GOD that gives people and nations their wealth. He can build up and take down. He can allow Satan free reign or free people from His evil schemes. God can give people strength to overcome their inherited nature and Satan’s influences. David continues.

    (1Chronicles 29:17-18; I know, my God, that You examine thoughts and are pleased with integrity. With pure motives I contribute all this, and now I look with joy as Your people who have gathered here contribute to You. O Lord God of our ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, maintain the motives of Your people and keep them devoted to You.)

    God can give pure motives, understanding and keep people devoted to Himself. Consider, does God have A PEOPLE today, a people called His own? YES! They’re Believers IN Jesus, a people gifted to know His message; His church. Realizing too, their knowing His Way is not from within their own intellect, but gifted, as to David.

    (1Chronicles 29:19; Make my son Solomon willing to obey Your commands, rules, regulations, and to complete building the palace for which I have made preparations.)

     Solomon did complete this Temple, and we know of his great fleshly successes. Likely successes contributed to his failures. Satan was able to use Solomon’s grandeur and powers, to turn them to worldly pride. He married pagan wives, and built them pagan temples. The lesson for us, don’t under estimate Satan.

           People who’re Recipients of God’s Spirit of Truth are His church.

          And, have been since Jesus’ ascension. His apostles were gifted

          to understand and share. (1Cor 3:16-23; Do you not know you are

          God’s temple, and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If someone destroys

          God’s temple, God will destroy him. For, God’s temple is holy, which is

          what you are. Guard against self-deception, each of you. If someone

          among you thinks he is wise in this age, let him become foolish so he can

          become wise. For the wisdom of this age is foolishness with God. As it

          is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness.” And again, “The Lord

          knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” So then, no more boasting

          about mere mortals! For everything belongs to you, whether Paul, Apollos

          Cephas, the world, life, death, the present or the future.  Everything belongs

          to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.)

          See Job 5:13 and Psalms 94:11. Again in chapter 6 Paul shares.

 (1Cor 6:16-20; Or do you not know that anyone who is united with a prostitute is one body with her? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” But the one united with the Lord is one spirit with Him. Flee sexual immorality! “Every sin a person commits is outside of the body” — but the  immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit that’s in you, whom you have from God, and, you are not your own? For you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.) See Gen 2:24.

    We should rejoice at being sanctified –set aside- for God’s purpose. Holy Sabbaths, God’s attributes, and even foods are set aside for God’s people.

    (Gen 7:1-3; The LORD said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, for I consider you godly among this generation.” You must take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, the male and its mate, two of every kind of unclean animal, the male and its mate, and also seven of every kind of bird in the sky, male and female, to preserve their offspring on the face of the earth.)

    God miraculously had all these line up accordingly for Noah.

    The Old Covenant was written for God’s selected people and the New Covenant is written for a chosen, selected, called out for God’s purpose people. Worldly denominations can’t grasp its significance because they aren’t Jesus sheep.

    (Jeremiah 50:4-7; When that time comes, says the LORD, “the people of Israel and Judah will return to the land together. They will come back with tears of repentance as they seek the LORD their God. They will ask the way to Zion; they will turn their faces toward it. They will come and bind themselves to the LORD in a lasting covenant that will never be forgotten. “My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have allow them to go astray. They have wandered around in the mountains. They have roamed from one mountain and hill to another. They have forgotten their resting place. All who encountered them devoured them. Their enemies who did this said, ‘We are not liable for punishment! For those people have sinned against the LORD, their true pasture. They have sinned against the LORD in whom their ancestors trusted.’) Jesus may have had this commune with Jeremiah when John quoted Him.

    (John 10:25-30; Jesus replied, “I told you and you do not believe. The deeds I do in My Father’s name testify about Me. 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.)

        Now back to Jesus’ Matthew 24: prophecy.

    (Matthew 24:32-35; Learn this parable from the fig tree: Whenever its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also you, when you see all these things, know that He is near, right at the door. I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words will never pass away.) As we know Jesus’ message, we know what scoffers are thinking and saying! Scoffers doubt the flood & even that Noah lived.

     (Matthew 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. 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.) Study 1Corinthians 15: where Paul explained the resurrection.

      In Noah’s day as today, people had become oblivious to the Ways of God. People were totally deceived as in this age. Soon after the flood, people again were giving their time, attention and lifestyle practices over to imaginary gods. No doubt, entertainment became the craze of the people.

     (Matthew 24:42-44; Therefore, stay alert, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have been alert and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.) The end for people in this age is when we take our last breath.

     NOT ONLY will Jesus’ coming, the first resurrection and to rule this earth catch folks unprepared, the end of people’s current physical lives catch the many unprepared. Jesus’ lesson is to STAY ALERT to world condition and His message. Be attuned to God’s message of truth, rather than looking to personalities, traditions and this world’s system of things. ASK, whose servant am I? We should know, the characteristics of our inherited from Adam nature is enslavement. We should understand, worldly traditions are demonically designed to entrap, deceive and take us away from God’s purpose for our lives.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 16

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

    TO: World’s in residence Churches of God. Av 1, 5,780. 7/22/2020……   All Mighty God: please keep each of us in Your will, and when necessary take us to Your Potters wheel for loving discipline. Thanks for revealing Yourself and keeping us mindful of Your Way, we pray asking in Jesus’ holy name. AMEN.

    When the events written about in Luke 1and 2 were unfolding the Israelites, tribe of Judah particularly, were reading Moses and the Prophets in Synagogues each Sabbath. Expecting a Messiah, the likes of Moses, to come and restore Israel to its former glory years. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea and others told of such a future restoration. See Isaiah 22:, 35:, 51: -53:, 65:, Jeremiah 31: and Amos 9:11-15.

    God made two primary perpetual promises, one between Himself and all living creatures, that He’d never entirely flood the earth again. See Genesis 17:7.

    (Second perpetual are promises, primarily to Abraham and his descendents of promise, as in Isaac through Descendent Jesus. See Gen 17:19) Perpetual commands were given Israel that they keep weekly and annual Sabbaths throughout generations. They were never to take up the ways of the pagan nations around them. Never consume blood etc. See Exodus 28:43, 29:9-28, 30:20-21, 31:16, Leviticus 3:17, 16:31-34 and chapter 23.

    Borders promised Abraham and descendents are perpetual, the whole, house of Israel is to be delivered, saved and guide other nations. (Gen 17:8; I will give the whole land of Canaan — the land where you are now residing — to you and your descendants after you as a permanent possession. I will be their God.) Also See Ezekiel 37, with the restoration chapters above. Understanding these things and through Jesus’ revelations, Jesus’ apostle Paul could write to gentiles in God’s church at Rome. (Romans 11:26-29; And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion; He will remove ungodliness from Jacob. And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.” In regard to the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but in regard to election they are dearly loved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.)      

    The New Covenant is by promise, as in Isaac the son of promise. The fleshly nature inherited from Adam is a sin nature, we’re all born in, and our sin nature can only be changed by God the Father’s choosing and fathering. People created in God’s image and likeness, makes us different from animals, making it possible for us to work at changing habits, fleshly weaknesses, become better citizens, parents etc. but to change our nature, and be born from above is God’s prerogative. The New Covenant is with called believers in Jesus, giving recipients a circumcision of heart and a new nature, as being born again.

    God’s Old Covenant with Israel as promised Abraham and they agreed to through, Moses, was fleshly. God’s New Covenant is a covenant of promise as in Isaac the son born of promise, promising Abraham through His Descendent Jesus, eternal life to believers. A gifted love of God Covenant, with His laws imputed to the minds of spirit recipients. For these, sins are remitted through Jesus’ shed blood when gifted to believe in. For others, the Old Covenant law and Jesus’ word will judge according to deeds. People who aren’t called to be born from above in this New Covenant age will be physically resurrected at a time of God’s choosing as was Lazarus. Only called out people gifted to believe in Jesus are recipients of God’s Spirit and His New Covenant blessings through the Descendent, Jesus. Jesus’ apostle Paul attempted to explain the law of covenants.

    (Galatians 3:15-16; Brothers and sisters, I offer an example from everyday life: When a covenant has been ratified, even though it is only a human contract, no one can set it aside or add anything to it. Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to His Descendant. Scripture does not say, “and to the descendants,” referring to many, but “and to your Descendant,” referring to One, who is Christ.)

    Commentary: His Descendent forever refers to God the Father’s Descendent, Jesus. See Gen 12:7. (Genesis 13:15, I will give all the land that you see to you and your descendants forever.) (Gen 17:7-8; I will confirm My covenant as a perpetual covenant between Me and you. It will extend to your descendants after you throughout their generations. I will be your God and the God of your descendants after you. I will give the whole land of Canaan — the land where you are now residing — to you and your descendants after you as a permanent possession. I will be their God.) Also see Gen 24:7. Jesus’ apostle Paul continues speaking of this ratification not hindered by the law.

    (Gal 3:17-18; What I am saying is this: The law that came four hundred thirty years later does not cancel a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to invalidate the promise. For, if the inheritance is based on the law, it is no longer based on the promise, but God graciously gave it to Abraham through the promise.)

    Commentary: promises to Abraham looked beyond deliverance from Egypt to spiritual deliverances from our inherited nature and this world’s system of things.

    (Gal 3:19-20; Why then was the law given? It was added because of transgressions, until the arrival of the Descendant to whom the promise had been made. It was administered through angels by an intermediary. Now an intermediary is not for one party alone, but God is one.)

    Commentary: God the Father and Son are One in purpose, planning and when New Jerusalem comes down from heaven, God the son will yield all to the Father. See Rev 21:2. New Jerusalem’s foundations are name for Jesus’ apostles and its gates for the tribes of Israel. The New Covenant is with called believers in Jesus and about gifted eternal life in Christ. Thus Paul could write.

     (Gal 3:21-23; Is the law therefore opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then, righteousness would certainly have come by the law. But the scripture imprisoned everything and everyone under sin so that the promise could be given — because of the faithfulness of Jesus Christ — to those who believe. Now before faith came we were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners until the coming faith would be revealed.)

    Commentary: We above is referencing those called to follow Jesus, gifted recipients of Jesus’ faith, people believing IN Him as the life giver and His deeds revealing God the Father.

    (Gal 3:24-27; Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.)

    Commentary: Our and You above make reference to called out Christians who’re born from above, New Covenant recipients, Sons of God now through having been gifted to believe in Jesus’ shed blood for the remission of their sins. Such are clothed, immersed in, and spiritually buried with Jesus. It’s all about believing in God’s promises by gifted faith, as is the example of Abraham’s. Jesus’ Good News is about His kingdom on earth, binding Satan, restoring Israel to the promised lands, and delivering each the Father gives Him to inherit eternal life.  

    (Gal 3;28-29; There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female — for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.)

    Commentary: The word Israel means, God fights or fights for, all followers of Jesus become spiritual Israelites, heirs of Jesus and with Abraham.

    God promises to bind Satan for one thousand years, then afterward release him to go out and deceive. Our Creator knows who Satan will be most successful with. Jesus revealed to John, how, to who and when Satan will be allowed to go out and cause havoc. It’s revealed why God is allowing Satan to have, lording power over people. Overcoming the lawless nature inherited from Adam and Satan’s deceptions purifies people as Jesus is pure. Remember He too learned from things suffered. It’s God’s will that His called out people be purified through Jesus’ Word, be at one with Himself and God the Son and members in His church family. Called out believing IN people need to grow in the grace and knowledge of God, develop a character like His, overcome our inherited nature and demonic obstacles.

    The Elect Saints of God will be in His first resurrection, living Saints will meet Jesus and them in the air. The annual Holy Sabbath, Trumpets foreshadows this miraculous event. Jesus’ apostle Paul was inspired to share.

     (1Thess 4:16-18; For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be suddenly caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.)

    Many call this event, the rapture. Afterward physical resurrections and supernatural deliverances will fulfill the Lord God’s promises to Abraham. Israelites will be miraculously delivered to the borders promised. 

     (Revelations 20:7-10; Now when the thousand years are finished, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the earth, ‘Gog and Magog’ to bring them together for the ‘end battle.’ They are as numerous as the grains of sand in the sea. They went up on the broad plain of the earth and encircled the camp of the Saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and devoured them completely. And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet are too, and they will be tormented there day and night forever and ever.)

    Commentary: They above, indicated those Satan successfully deceives. See also Isaiah 35:, 37:21-38, Ezekiel 38: & 39. The word, forever can mean until something ceases to exist. Satan is more powerful than this world’s unbelieving populations realize. He’s the deceiver of the whole world! He, demons and people he deceives are about the business of teaching lawlessness to this earth’s unbelieving naïve people. Unless God the Father chooses to shorten His planned end of this age, these forces will deceive all but the Elect with their defiant message and magic like miracles. Now is a good time to reflect on how the demonic Egyptian false prophets competed with Moses and Aaron prior to Israel’s deliverance from Egypt.

     Those who know God’s message will not be deceived. As studied previously, Jesus’ coming will not be secretive, it’s planned that the heavens will be shaken, before Jesus’ appearing. Unless God the Father chooses to shorten, time, no flesh would be saved.

     (Matthew 24:29-31; Immediately after the suffering of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man arriving on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a loud trumpet blast, and they will gather His Elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.) THE TRIBES of the earth will mourn! WHY? People love the ways of this world’s system of things as Satan has confused it.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 15

Sunday, July 19th, 2020

TO: World’s in residence Churches of God. Tamuz 27, 5,780; 7/19/2020.

   It’s from within the fleshly mind’s desire that denominations teach a repentance leading to- one’s -being born from above-fathered, is an individual’s choice. Wrong. One can no more choose to be fathered by God than to choose their human parent. God the Father does the choosing of those who’ll be born from above in Christ Jesus, as He chose Isaac and Jacob. Jesus’ apostle Paul was given to understand.

    (Romans 9:6-7; It is not as though the word of God had failed. For not all those who are descended from Israel are truly Israel, nor is all the children of Abraham true descendants; rather “through Isaac will your descendants be counted.”) See Genesis 21:12.

    Isaac was Abraham’s son born of promise; God made the promise and chose this predestined method of building His spiritual kingdom. Paul continues.

   (Rom 9:8-9; This means it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God; rather, the children of promise are counted as descendants. For this is what the promise declared: “About a year from now I will return and Sarah will have a son.”) See Genesis 18:10 & 18:14.

    Abraham’s son Ishmael, whom Hagar the Egyptian bore him was promised worldly greatness, as was Jacob’s brother Esau, but Paul is speaking of spiritual gifts prophesied through Savior Jesus. Like prophesied promises to Isaac’s wife Rebekah, where God made choice before the twin’s birth.   

   (Rom 9:10-13; Not only that, but when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, our ancestor Isaac even before they were born or had done anything good or bad (so that God’s purpose in election would stand, not by works but by his calling) it was said to her, “The older will serve the younger,” just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”) See Malachi 1:1-3.

    God purposely changed Jacob’s name to Israel, meaning-God fights or fights for. It’s through Jacob’s family line, the twelve tribes of Israel, and through the tribe of Judah particular that Jesus was born. Moses and Aaron were Levites, the tribe God assigned temple, teaching and worship responsibilities. 

    (Rom 9:14-26; What shall we say then? Is there injustice with God? Absolutely not!  For He says to Moses: “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” So then, it does not depend on human desire or exertion, but on God who shows mercy. For the scripture says to Pharaoh: “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may demonstrate My power in you, and that My name may be proclaimed in all the earth.” So then, God has mercy on whom He chooses to have mercy, and He hardens whom He chooses to harden. You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For, who has ever resisted His will?” But who indeed are you — a mere human being — to talk back to God? Does what is molded say to the molder, “Why have you made me like this?” Has the potter no right to make from the same lump of clay one vessel for special use and another for ordinary use? But what if God, willing to demonstrate His wrath, and to make known His power, has endured with much patience the objects of wrath prepared for destruction? And what if He is willing to make known the wealth of His glory on the objects of mercy that He has prepared beforehand for glory even us, whom He has called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles? As He also says in Hosea: “I will call those who were not My people, ‘My people,’ and I will call her who was unloved, ‘My beloved.‘” “And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,there they will be called ’sons of the living God.‘ “) Paul understood, Jesus prophesied the same through His prophet Isaiah.

    (Rom 9:27-29;  And Isaiah cries out on behalf of Israel, “Though the number of the children of Israel are as the sand of the sea, only the remnant will be saved, for the Lord will execute His sentence on the earth completely and quickly.” Just as Isaiah predicted, “If the Lord of armies had not left us descendants, we would have become like Sodom, and we would have resembled Gomorrah.”) If life giver Jesus’ deeds-work of salvation not in the overall plan, the whole world would be Sodom and Gomorrah. Think on that.

    As we see, Jesus’ apostle Paul was gifted to understand, Jesus’ inspiring of His prophets and sharing God’s prerogatives. How could we love a God who was not all knowing? How could we respect a God whose ways weren’t absolute?

Understanding Godly love is to know God the Father and the Son’s characteristics. It’s only by gifted revelations to our minds that we understand Godly love. God the Father’s sacrificing His only begotten Son, and God the Son, Jesus shedding His life blood for the remission of this world’s sins is unparalleled Godly love.

   People believing in Jesus through His gifted faith inherit God’s fathering, His spirit of Godly love, His ways, and so are put in His church family. Through Godly love we can reach out to the world with Jesus’ good news message, and have gifted desire that Jesus’ kingdom soon be established on earth. Such love is predestined, spiritually gifted from above!

     Regardless of national origin, people normally choose beliefs according to what’s disseminated to the mind through parental, cultural and, this world’s evolving educational systems. The only exception is,- God’s intervention, His mercifully calling, revealing Himself, and opening understandings. Gifted understanding reveals the result of our inherited sin nature, and causes our desires- outlook to change from, living the way that seems right to our inherited from Adam nature to Jesus’ way. It’s a supernatural calling, only then can people change from their loving, -me, mine and ours- to loving God and neighbor as one’s self. People loving me, mind and ours, contribute to nations warring against nations, self righteous custom practices, division, arguments, divorce and crime. Study the book of James.

     Remember our last study? These fleshly characteristics were, things Paul was fearful of finding in God’s Church at Corinth when he returned. People naturally and generally put trusting faith in the entities of evolving cultures without examination. Majorities and particularly students of so called higher learning, accept theory as fact. It doesn’t seem to be in our nature to naturally question why cultural differences exist, their origin or what and who instigated them. This defines our world’s hostile to God populations. It should help us want to understand origins of beliefs and characteristics inherited from Adam.

     Except for the inherited hostility in people, each should know they’re created beings, made in the image of God. We should desire proofs as to what God’s will is. But, that would amount to people looking to our Creator rather than their own intellect. Perhaps even admitting, God‘s Way are superior to what seems right to our fleshly inherited intellect and nature. Obstacles to this thinking include, world’s so called higher education system, teachers promoting no absolute regarding the manner of right living.

    There is a source for absolute truth, authority that teaches how we should think and live. There’s also a demonic divisionary spirit in the world compelling folks to do according to what seems right to themselves individually. The source of truth is God’s Holy Scriptures, teaching that we should- prove all things, hold fast to what’s good. Jesus’ apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonians; (See that no one pays back evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all. Always rejoice, constantly pray, in everything give thanks. For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not extinguish the Spirit. Do not treat prophecies –teachings- with contempt. But examine –prove- all things; hold fast to what is good. Stay away from every form of evil.) See 1Thess 5:15-22.

    Jesus’ teaching through Paul is revealed to the called who’re gifted to be Believers IN. God’s imputed Holy Spirit of truth, leads to understand that Paul’s teaching isn’t from his fleshly nature, but from the nature of Jesus imputed to his mind. Even human logic teaches that people throughout the world need a nature change in order to live at peace with one another. But, self serving disseminated education rejects Jesus and His apostles teachings. People naturally want to pay back evil with more evil. Living for the good of all comes from Godly gifted love. Our fleshly minds cannot deliver such thinking, -because in the flesh we’re self serving.

   Jesus shares through Paul, (Romans 8:5-17; For those who live according to the flesh have their outlook shaped by the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their outlook shaped by the things of the Spirit. For the outlook of the flesh is death, but the outlook of the Spirit is life and peace, because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, this person does not belong to Him. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is your life because of righteousness. Moreover if the Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, the One who raised Christ from the dead will also make your mortal bodies alive through His Spirit who lives in you. So then, brothers and sisters, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh, (for if you live according to the flesh, you will die,) but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. For, you did not receive the spirit of slavery leading again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba, Father. The Spirit its self bears witness to our spirit that we are God’s children. And if children, then heirs (namely, heirs of God and also fellow heirs with Christ) – if indeed we suffer with Him so we may also be glorified with Him.)

     The divisionary demonic spirit in the world questions God’s existence, and which imaginary Jesus to believe. Common sense should teach us, there is only one Christ Jesus and His Way one. Since Paul’s day and before unbelievers taught a God of their particular imagination, and naïve folks have been believing, such paganism without question or proof.  Paul taught the Corinthians and all Believers.

      (2Cor 11:4; For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus different from the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit than the one you received, or a different gospel than the one you accepted, you put up with it well enough.)

     So; why do folks put up with people teaching a Jesus other than the Jesus His apostles proclaimed? A Jesus as He’s manifested in the Holy Scriptures? Answer, our naïve fleshly nature prefers looking to teacher’s credentials rather than the message and prayerfully searching the scriptures to prove all things. Jesus told us in advance, “another Jesus would be taught and unbelievers would keep worshiping non-existing gods of their imagination. See Mark 13:5-6.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 14

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

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  Jesus purposely spoke in parables so unbelievers wouldn’t understand. See Matthew 13:10, where Jesus quoted from His revelation to Isaiah many years before. The Lord God Jesus was Noah’s Lord. Noah was the only one considered righteous when God decided to make a new beginning. As before the Noah day flood, when the Lord God Jesus returns there’ll be only a few righteous people respecting God’s view. Only a few people will be begotten, born from above, recipients’ of His Holy Spirit of truth. These, will become spirits instantly. The annual Sabbath, Trumpets, foreshadows the event. (1Thess 4:16-18; For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be suddenly caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.)

   Jesus was speaking to His apostles and called out people to whom He was Lord when Matthew recorded and today.….(Matt 24:42 Therefore stay alert, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have been alert and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.)

     Jesus is going to spiritually and physically set up His kingdom on earth. People, born again recipients’ of His spirit, will return with Him and those alive, ‘clothed with Jesus’ will meet Him in the air. Jesus prophesied this through His apostle Paul. Jesus’ words aren’t intended for the various religions that yield to imaginations of the flesh-unbelievers.

     (1Thessalonians 4:13-15; Now we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those, followers of Jesus, who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, so also we believe that God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep as Christians. For we tell you this by the Word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will surely not go ahead of those who have fallen asleep.)

    Noah was a preacher of righteousness, telling people of their coming destruction, unless they turn and practice living righteously according to God’s Way. But the people had made gods of their own imaginations, to trust, serve and even die for….  At some point God gave these over to delusions, as to unbelieving people in this age. Through Paul, Jesus foretells of the arrival of a demon powered person, and why people will believe in his lies.

     (2Thessalonians 2:9-12; The arrival of the lawless one will be by Satan’s working with all kinds of miracles and signs and false wonders, and with every kind of evil deception directed against those who are perishing, because they found no place in their hearts for the truth so as to be saved. Consequently God sends on them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false. And so all of them who have not believed the truth, but have delighted in evil, will be condemned.)

    To inherit God’s Kingdom we must believe the truth and practice God’s singular Way. People to whom truth is revealed need to be careful about allegiances. We cannot be loyal to worldly people who are perishing and to God at the same time. Let’s not be embarrassed by His truth. Remember, recipients of God’s spirits are His temples. Jesus did inspire His apostle Paul to write, ‘prophecies may fail but My Word will never fail.’ See 1Cor 13:8. It’s possible that God may shorten time to the degree that some end time prophesied plagues not happen for the sake of His Elect….. Superstitions like religions come from demonic evolving narratives, figments of imagination and disbelief in the word of God. Idolatries of all sorts evolve from mankind’s desire to be his own little god and deny God’s absolute truths. Individuals should consider and search for the origin of belief systems, but consider, does truth matter to those who aren’t called? Can fleshly minded people believe in the God of creation? Does our Creator have the prerogative to give people delusional minds? Does what’s believed in matter and do demonic beliefs enslave, and does truth set people free? Satan wants people enslaved to the belief that we’re merely products of evolution and the particular cultures we grew up with.

     Consider how naïve people are effected by entertainment, advertisement and education. What shapes people toward conservatism and others toward governmental dependency? We need to acknowledge, politicians, educators and advertisers shape naive people’s thinking?” Bottom line is, people are either led by this world’s demonic system of things or by God’s gifted spirit of a sound mind. People can’t serve two masters!

    ICorinthians 13: is rightly called the Love chapter. It’s Jesus’ revelation to Paul and I believe it’s revealed to me ‘Jesus is revealing a love superior to human fleshly or animalistic love.’ So I take liberty to insert ‘Godly before love.’

     (1Corinthisns 13:1-13; If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but I do not have Godly love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And, if I have prophecy, know all mysteries, all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have Godly love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I give over my body in order to boast, but do not have Godly love, I receive no benefit.

    Godly love is patient, Godly love is kind, it is not envious. Godly Love does not brag, it is not puffed up. It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful. It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

    Godly Love never ends. But if there are prophecies, they will be set aside; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be set aside.  For we know in part, and we prophesy in part, but when what is perfect comes, the partial will be set aside. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. But when I became an adult, I set aside childish ways.  For now we see in a mirror indirectly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and Godly love. But the greatest of these is Godly love.)

    God is Love, God is Spirit and He’s the personification of both. I believe when people are supernaturally born from above they’re endowed with both attributes.  

    So consider, is human fleshly love for one another temporary and instinctive similar to animal’s love for their young? What sort of love is Jesus’ apostle Paul speaking of at Corinthians 13? Do people naturally inherit Godly love for one another at birth or is Godly love gifted as is God’s spirit? Is people’s natural fleshly love,- outgoing concern for one another, or basically for, me, mine and ours? Can people naturally love others of differing cultures, backgrounds and beliefs as they do like minded folks? Do people naturally love their enemies? Even fleshly speaking we know the answer.

     Godly love as Jesus portrayed it reaches out with compassion for this world’s people and its condition. Godly love, like His spirit of truth is gifted through His Holy Spirit and not obtainable to unconverted fleshly minded folks. Godly love gives insight to understand this world’s direction and the cause. Godly love despises the demonic divisions and has compassion for people’s hurt because of it.

     Fleshly instinctive love is love of me, mine and ours, its inherited from Adam. Human love differs from animalistic love, only from the perspective that we’re made in the image of God. It’s from that individual inherited gifted nature that God knows each one. (1Cor 13:12; For, now we see in a mirror indirectly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known.) God knows each person better than we know ourselves! God knows our spiritual DNA if you please.

    Godly gifted love is inherited through, gifted belief IN Jesus as He’s manifest to be in the Holy Scriptures. The gift of the Holy Spirit is, the spirit of a sound mind. Allow Paul’s definition of Godly love…….(2Cor 5:11-21; Therefore, because we know the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade people, but we are well known to God, and I hope we are well known to your consciences too. We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to be proud of us, so that you may be able to answer those who take pride in outward appearance and not in what is in the heart. For if we are out of our minds, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ controls us, since we have concluded this, that Christ died for all; therefore all have died. And He died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised…..  So then from now on we acknowledge no one from an outward human point of view. Even though we have known Christ from such a human point of view, now we do not know him in that way any longer……   So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away — look, what is new has come! And all these things are from God who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and who has given us the ministry of reconciliation. In other words, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting people’s trespasses against them, He has given us the message of reconciliation.

   Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His plea through us. We plead with you on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God!” God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we would become the righteousness of God.)…. People before the apostolic age were not privileged to know these things……    (Ephesians 3:1-13; For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles – if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, that by revelatiothe divine secret was made known to me, as I wrote before briefly. When reading this, you will be able to understand my insight into this secret of Christ. Now this secret was not disclosed to people in former generations as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit, namely, that through the gospel the Gentiles are fellow heirs, fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus. I became a servant of this gospel according to the gift of God’s grace that was given to me by the exercise of His power. To me – less than the least of all the Saints – this grace was given, to proclaim to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ and to enlighten everyone about God’s secret plan – a secret that has been hidden for ages in God who has created all things.

    The purpose of this enlightenment is that through the church the multifaceted wisdom of God should now be disclosed to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly realms. This was according to the eternal purpose that He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and confident access to God because of Christ’s faithfulness. For this reason I ask you not to lose heart because of what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.)

     It was preplanned, now revealed in the heavenly realms, according to God’s eternal purpose that we Believers IN Him have this understanding today.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 13

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

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 This end time New Covenant age was preplanned and special to our Creator. Before Creator Jesus’ physical birth people didn’t have the many life examples and knowledge that’s available to us now. Jesus’ words at John 12:48-50 includes and explains why, He said, “the WORDS I have spoken will judge, at the last day.” “For, I have not spoken from My own authority, but the Father Himself who sent Me has commanded Me what I should say and what I should speak. And I know that His commandment is eternal life. Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told Me.”

     Our spiritual New Covenant age began with Jesus’ resurrection and ascension. Jesus first came to His own by promise to Abraham,-the Israelites, with His truths He had the prophets foretell long before His coming. It was preplanned that, His disciples would go to the lost ten tribes of Israel first. After Jesus’ ascension and, ‘His New Covenant Jerusalem Church of God established’ He began calling out and sending His apostles to gentiles and scattered Israelites. PETER shared Jesus’ prophetic words to and through Moses from Deuteronomy for the Israelites then, those present at the time and, we in this age.

     (Acts 3:22-26; Moses said; The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your brothers. You must obey Him in everything He tells you. Every person who does not obey that prophet will be destroyed and thus removed from the people. And all the prophets from Samuel and those who followed him, have spoken about and announced these days. You -Believers IN Jesus- are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your ancestors, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed.’ God raised His servant and sent Him first to you, to bless you by turning each one of you from your iniquities.”) NOTE, God does the turning of His people. God the Father sent God the Son as promised to Abraham, Moses and other prophets to perform all the foretold deeds and that eternal life would be through Him. See Deuteronomy 18:15.

    (Jesus inspired His apostle Paul to write; “prophecies may fail but My Word will never fail.” See 1Cor 13:8.) Believers IN are joyous, at the news of Jesus’ return and a shortening of allotted time before His two witnesses share His message to the world from Jerusalem. So, what about these two witnesses’ message, that’ll be so upsetting to the world at large? Why was Jesus and His apostles’ message so upsetting, to the worldly religious that they persecuted and killed all but one? (The world at large has always and will always yield to the demonic way of get, rather than God’s Way of give.) Jesus’ two witnesses’ message will correspond with God’s truths through His called out prophets and teachers. Thus, if the world hated Jesus’ message, they’ll hate His messenger’s and our truths.

     CONSIDER, when Jesus’ truths are taught, families and communities won’t be likely supporters. Why? Jesus said, ‘if they didn’t believe Me they won’t believe you.’ Jesus’ message is almost totally opposite popular doctrinal teaching among denominations.

    Jesus said, (John 8:43-44; If you don’t understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot accept My teaching. You people are from your father the devil and you want to do what your father desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him.)The true Jesus is not a Son sent to water down His Father’s commands, but He’s Re-Creator, Creator, our Savior and much more. It was preplanned that He’d not be recognized except to the called. Consider His deity again. (Review John 1:1-5, Heb 1:1-4 and Col 1:15-20 to understand why He’s not recognized by unbelievers.)

    It was He, the Lord God Jesus giving Moses the Ten Commandments and oracles of God, but worldly popular denominationalist like to teach a Jesus that changes things to, correspond to popular doctrines. Worldly denominations don’t grasp that only Jesus, ‘the first born’ was born immortal. The rest of humanity was and is born mortal. However, it’s appealing to the world’s denominations to teach, ‘when a child dies before an age of accountability they live forever in heaven’, but John the Baptist taught, ‘the chaff will burn up.’ He’s quoted in Matthew’s gospel account.

    (Matt 3:11-12; I baptize you with water, for repentance, but the One coming after me is more powerful than I am – I am not worthy to carry His sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in His hand, He will clean out His threshing floor and will gather His wheat into the storehouse, but the chaff He will burn up with inextinguishable fire.) Additionally, Jesus revealed a second death four times to John, in His revelations to John. (See Revelations 2:11, 20:6. 20:14 and 21:8.) Denominationalist love the demonically inspired, ‘live forever someplace doctrine.’ (Deceased infants will likely be in a future physical resurrection.)

   The Lord God Jesus purposely set aside holy times for His people, ‘times to rest, times to reflect on His return, times foreshadowing resurrections, judgment and peace on earth.’ Popular worldly teaching reverts to demonic paganism that honor, ‘the god of fertility –Easter, the sun god – the winter equinox-Christmas and other practices such as the popular Asherah Pole for some. (See Jeremiah 10:2-4 and (Deuteronomy 16:21-22; You must not plant any kind of tree as a sacred Asherah pole near the altar of the LORD your God which you build for yourself. You must not erect a sacred pillar, a thing the LORD your God detests.)

    Jesus and His apostles taught the resurrections, Israelites’ future deliverance to borders promised Abraham and their harmonious gifted living. (See Isaiah 22:, 35:, 51:, 65, & Jeremiah 31: for prophecies regarding Israel’s future deliverances.)

    Worldly religions teach various forms of immortality at birth, and various heaven and hell doctrines, from Baal and other pagan gods. Few are spiritually led to study and prove all things.

      When many Israelites rejected Jesus’ good news after His ascension, He commanded some apostles to turn to non-Israelites. The Jerusalem church of God should’ve known based on promises to Abraham and past history with gentiles submitting to circumcision in order to become citizens of Israel. After gentiles were called to follow Jesus, and turn from their old pagan ways, Barnabas and Paul explained their circumstances to the Jerusalem congregation.

    (Acts 13:46-48; Both Paul and Barnabas replied courageously, “It was necessary to speak the word of God to you –Israelites- first, but since you reject it and, do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we are turning to the Gentiles. For this is what the Lord has commanded us; ‘I have appointed you to be a light for the Gentiles, to bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’ When the Gentiles heard this, they began to rejoice and praise the word of the Lord, and all who had been APPOINTED for eternal life.”) See Isaiah 42: and 49: Turning to Gentiles was a shocking rebuke to 1st century Jews who thought they alone were the recipients of God’s promise.

     The Light of the world –Jesus- was rejected by the stubborn fleshly minded Israelites, who were recipients of Jesus’ Ten Commandments and the oracles of God. We now have this history of -Peter and Barnabas relating these things to the Jerusalem church of God and about gentile conversions. Today, Jesus’ good news is still being rejected by a demonically divided world religions, but God is still calling out a people APPOINTED FOR ETERNAL LIFE, taking them to His proverbial Potter’s wheel for training, learning and spiritual Re-Creation. The LORD God Jesus had Jeremiah pen the following.

     (Jeremiah 18:1-4; The Lord said to Jeremiah, “Go down at once to the potter’s house. I will speak to you further there.” So I went down to the potter’s house and found him working at his wheel. Now and then there would be something wrong with the pot he was molding from the clay with his hands. So he would rework the clay into another kind of pot as he saw fit.

    Could it be that the USA is in similar situation as was Israel? (Jer 18:5-12; Then the Lord said to me, “I, the Lord, say. ‘O nation of Israel, can I not DEAL WITH YOU as this potter deals with the clay? In My hands, you, O nation of Israel, YOU are JUST LIKE THIS potter’s hand.’ There are times, Jeremiah when I threaten to uproot, tear down, and destroy a nation or kingdom. But if that nation, I threatened stops doing wrong, I will cancel the destruction I INTENDED to do to it. And there are times when I promise to build up and establish a nation or kingdom. But if that nation does what displeases Me and does not OBEY Me, then I will cancel the good, I promised to do to it. So now, tell the people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem this, The Lord says, ‘I am preparing to bring disaster on you! I am making plans to punish you. So, every one of you, STOP THE EVIL things you have been doing. Correct the way you have been living and do what is right.’ But they just keep saying, ‘We do not care what You say! We will do whatever we want to do! We will continue to behave wickedly and stubbornly!’”)

     God has and is now is in the process of spiritually Re-Creating a people for Himself. A loving Him people, because He first loved them. When we believe IN God, we’re yielded to that Master Potter’s hand. God’s plan includes His bringing New Jerusalem down and ultimately Re-Creating this earth and planets.

    To believe in the gods of the many denominational sects and cultures, is to accept their imaginary gods and make them your own. This describes religions of this age. Knowingly or unknowingly, religions teach various godly characteristics. Not understanding that Satan’s purpose is to make parishioners merchandise. Religiously speaking the world is back to the point it was before the flood, when Jesus destroyed all but Noah, his family and selected breathing kinds.

    Worldly religions and their parishioners have their doubts about that flood’s occurrence, as described in the book of Genesis. Unless people are a called and gifted to believe IN God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, their faith is conjured up. Not gifted confidence in the Genesis account of creation and the flood.

     Before that flood, earth’s populations was divided by Satan influenced people groups as is today. (Practicing as they deem right in their own eyes, and becoming gods to themselves as is prevalent today.) They built cities much like cities in this age, grew crops, used animals and invented machines. Life practices revolved around revelry as today. Jesus prophesied about times before His return.

     (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. 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.”)

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter12

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

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      When our lawless sin nature is revealed by God we’re first ashamed,-repentant- then God gifts a desire to mimic Jesus’ life. We’re called to be in His church family after genuine repentance. It’s God doing the putting in His church. His fathering makes each a literal child and heir with Abraham. Through gifted belief in Jesus is a spiritual re-creation, ‘immortality.’ Through Jesus, God’s Elect are gifted with His energizing power -the Holy Spirit of truth-, desire and effort is gifted, making us at one with God the Father and God the Son. Allow Jesus’ revelation to Paul.

    (Philippians 2:12-18; So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence, for the One bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort — for the sake of His good pleasure — is God. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without blemish though you live in a crooked and perverse society, in which you shine as lights in the world by holding on to the word of lifeJesus-, so that on the day of Christ, I will have a reason to boast that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain. But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice together with all of you. In the same way you also should be glad and rejoice together with me.)

 Consider; each gifted to believe IN Jesus person is under construction while in the flesh, while we’re overcoming the nature inherited from Adam and putting on Jesus’ nature. We’re each on God’s spiritual Pottery wheel, being re-created to the spiritual image of Jesus! Goal ‘is to think and live as Jesus commands.’

     The Son of God, -Jesus- gifted Adam with the capability to name all breathing creatures according to their gifted instinctive characteristics. Jesus gave the breath of life to each, while designing, ‘God’s law of kind after kind.’ It’s one of many proofs of God’s creating laws.

     (John 1:1-5; In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. The Word was with God in the beginning. All things were created by Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created. In Him was LIFE and the LIFE was the LIGHT of mankind. The light shined on in the darkness, but the darkness has NOT MASTERED it -understood it.)

     God had purpose in making mankind in His image and likeness, while at the same time, allowing Satan to be, ‘god of this age.’ He purposely gave mankind things to overcome. He purposely allowed Satan to deceive Eve, and coach Adam into disobeying Him. He purposely allowed, in their nature, ‘a spirit essence of disobedience’ –a lawless sin nature- that needed to be overcome.

    God the Father had purpose in making that-‘Jesus’ faith live in repentant people a mystery to the world.’  Re-creating in the spiritual image of Jesus, ‘so we could enter the kingdom of heaven.’ Followers of Jesus must overcome through Jesus’ gifted faith as did He. Allow Jesus’ revelation through the Hebrews writer we believe to be Paul.

    (Heb 5:7-10; During His earthly life Christ offered both requests and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the One who was able to save Him from death and He was heard because of His devotion. Although He was a Son, He learned obedience through the things he suffered-things He experienced.  And by being perfected in this way, He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, and He was designated by God as high priest in the order of Melchizedek.) The Lord God Jesus as Melchizedek blessed Abraham. See Genesis 14:18-20, Psalms 110:4, Heb 6:20 and Heb 7:1-17.  

    Through Jesus’ gifted faith to us individually, we can overcome our inherited from Adam nature and attributes which are cowardly, unbelieving, detestable, murderous, immoral, sexual desires, practicing magic, idolatry, lying and such.

    Turning from our inherited nature through Jesus’ faith defines Godly repentance. Ultimately unrepentant persons will have their place in the lake of fire, which is the second death.  See Rev 21:8.

    It was preplanned that, God the Son be God the Father’s first fleshly begotten-Jesus- be miraculously born of woman, live in the flesh as a spiritually fathered Son, and give His life so, “whosoever believes IN Him would be gifted with eternal life.” Immortality.

    After Jesus’ apostle Thomas believed, Jesus said, “Do not continue in your unbelief, but believe.” (John 20:28-31; Thomas replied to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blessed are the people who have not seen and yet have believed.” Now Jesus performed many other miraculous signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.)

    Being led to believe IN Jesus includes recognizing, ‘God gifts our desire and effort to overcome our inherited from Adam nature.’ Jesus’ life is our example, and the same spirit that guided Jesus’ life is imputed to -gifted to- each called to believe in Jesus person.

     It’s the mystery worldly denominational religions can’t grasp, because they aren’t His sheep. The mystery is, ‘God’s gifted spirit in man and man in God.’ God the Father leads His chosen to recognize the NEED to be saved through Jesus shed blood.

    (Heb 9:22-23; Indeed according to the law almost everything was purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. So it was necessary for the sketches of the things in heaven to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves required better sacrifices than these.

   (Heb 9:24-28; For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with hands — the representation of the true sanctuary — but into heaven itself, and He appears now in God’s presence for us. And He did not enter to offer Himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the sanctuary year after year with blood that is not his own, for then He would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But now He has appeared once for all at the consummation of the ages to put away sin by His sacrifice. And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment, so also, after Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, to those who eagerly await Him He will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation.) Through Jesus’ gifted faith each repentant person has God’s energizing Holy Spirit guiding. Jesus explained how it comes to be.

     (John 12:44-50; But Jesus shouted out, “The one who believes in ME does not believe in Me, BUT in the One who sent Me, and the one who sees Me sees the One who sent Me. I have come as a LIGHT into the world, so that everyone who BELIEVES IN ME should not remain in DARKNESS. If anyone hears MY words and DOES NOT obey them, I do not judge him. For I have NOT come to judge the world, but to SAVE the world. The one who rejects Me and does not ACCEPT My words has a judge; the WORD I have spoken WILL JUDGE HIM at the last day. For I have not spoken from My own authority, but the Father Himself who sent Me has commanded Me what I should say and what I should speak. And I know that HIS commandment is ETERNAL LIFE. Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told Me.) Jesus was keeping the seventh of seven annual Sabbaths when He stood and shouted.

     (John 3:5-15; Jesus answered, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born of water and spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.  Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’ The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”  Nicodemus replied, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you don’t understand these things? I tell you the solemn truth, We speak about what We know and testify about what We have seen, but you people do not accept Our testimony. If I have told you people about earthly things and you don’t believe, how will you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except the One who descended from heaven — the Son of Man. Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life.”)

    Obedience to God’s will is to -believe IN Jesus. God’s master plan for His Kingdom is that His chosen people be, born again. ‘That is, to be fathered by God the Father with Jesus’ spiritual likeness.’ Perhaps God’s plan was shared with His angelic beings before Adam’s creation. Perhaps it caused jealously in Lucifer. At any rate, we can affirm that Lucifer only believed that, he didn’t believe IN his Creator. Like many unbelieving people professing Jesus, but have no internal desire to mimic His life.

     Lucifer, whose name God changed to Satan, made himself as a little god when he chose disobedience, and he makes himself mankind’s enemy by manifesting himself as an angel of light. He must ultimately be destroyed.

     The Bible tells us, Satan knows his fate, and he’ll become more ruthless as the end of this age approaches. He desires to deceive all mankind in similar fashion as he did Eve. With lies and half truths that appeal to fleshly human logic. See Genesis 3:4-6 again.

    Consider the things appealing to our inherited nature, and what we’re prone to put first. Is it not taste, riches, attraction to the eye, sexual lustful desires and worldly wisdom? Things that make people feel superior. Jesus’ words, seek FIRST the Kingdom of God doesn’t appeal to unbelieving people.

     Adam and Eve knew they were created and taught by their Creator, but they like Satan didn’t have the gifted spiritual capacity to believe IN, as followers of Jesus in this new covenant age are gifted to believe IN. The gifted capacity to believe IN, is a major part of God’s New Covenant master plan. The Apostle Paul explained to believers IN.

      (1Cor 10:10-13; And do not complain, as some of them did, and were killed by the destroying angel. These things happened to them as examples and were written for our instruction, on whom the ends of the ages have come. So let the one who thinks he is standing be careful that he does not fall. No trial has overtaken you that is not faced by others. And God is faithful, He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it.) What a miraculous promise.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 11

Friday, July 10th, 2020

    TO: World’s in residence Churches of God. Tamuz 16, 5,780; 7/9/2020……    The book of Genesis’ opening words are about God’s creations. – In the beginning. These truths written prominently in Gen 1: are also found in John’s prologue: -life- John 1:4; -light- and –darkness-. Genesis 1, describes the first –physical- Re-creation. In John 1 the emphasis is describing the new Re-creation. But this is not to play off a false dichotomy -a difference- between -creation and re-creation-. Re-creation seems to have been both physical and spiritual.

     God’s first physical creation became void and without order, so, the new creation is actually a re-creation. God made the point of saying; -the physical comes before the spiritual-. In spite of the common understanding of John’s spiritual emphases, the -physical re-creation- should not be overlooked. Jesus the Creator is also the Re-Creator, this is revealed in John 2 where Jesus re-created - changing water into aged wine-. At John 11, Jesus resurrected Lazarus. At John 20-21 -God the Father resurrecting God the Son-. Jesus resurrected others to physical life through His apostles, -Dorcas through His apostle Peter-. See Acts 9:39-41…..   God’s physical re-creation should be apparent when we consider Genesis 1:2; “Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water.” The earth was,-past tense- without shape, empty and darkness prevailed…….    The holy scriptures teach that God creates from nothing. God told Job that He hung the earth on nothing. Regarding re-creation; two things seem to be obvious.

a.    There are signs of more than one, massive -worldwide flooding all about us. The rebellion of Lucifer, whose name God changed to Satan and the apparent conflict. (Luke 10:18; So Jesus said to them, I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.) In Jesus’ revelations to John, He showed John the following vision.

b.    (Rev 12:7-9; Then war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But the dragon was not strong enough to prevail, so there was no longer any place left in heaven for him and his angels. So that huge dragon – the ancient serpent, the one called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world – was thrown down to the earth, and his angels along with him.

c.     God is presently re-creating mankind in His own spiritual image by imputing His spirit. It’s the mystery to the world. God is miraculously giving His chosen a new nature - outlook, -a rebirth- and a new covenant. Consider: When Jesus resurrected to life after four days, Lazarus became a physical re-creation. Lazarus came forth in physical body at Jesus’ command. Lazarus lived some time longer and apparently died another physical death. A second and physical resurrection is certain, if there’s to be a second death.

The holy scriptures teach a first and spiritual resurrection for the Elect, at Jesus’ second coming Jesus gave John a revealed vision of the first and a future physical resurrection, the timing and its conclusion.

 (Rev 20:5-15; The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is the one who takes part in the first resurrection. The SECOND death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with Him for a thousand years. Now when the thousand years are finished, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to bring them together for the battle. They are as numerous as the grains of sand in the sea. They went up on the broad plain of the earth and encircled the camp of the Saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and devoured them completely. And the devil that deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet are too, and they will be tormented there day and night forever and ever.

    Then I saw a large white throne and the one who was seated on it; the earth and the heaven fled from His presence, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne. Then books were opened, and another book was opened – the book of life. So the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to their deeds.

    The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and Death and Hades -the grave- gave up the dead that were in them, and each one was judged according to his deeds. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the SECOND death – the lake of fire……     If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, that person was thrown into the lake of fire……..After graves and the sea gives up their dead, after some living, judgment for the unrepentant will be their destruction in the lake of fire. All whose names aren’t written in, God’s Lamb book of life. A future re-creation –resurrection- to physical life, judgment for those refusing repentance, will bring about the pureness of God dominating.

    The present world including professing Christian, don’t know Jesus as He’s manifested to be in the Holy Scriptures. He’s the Alpha and Omega that was with God His Father planning the future. Much is revealed in, ‘Jesus’ Revelations to John.’  Jesus recommends that we read the book of Revelations OUT LOUD and often. Revelations to John is understood by most called Believers IN. We need to understand that ‘Revelations to John’ aren’t necessarily in chronological order and some chapters are insets. An example is revelations 11, where Jesus reveals that His two witnesses will be teaching His message to an unbelieving world. Let’s consider this chapter.

     (Rev 11:1-3; Then a measuring rod like a staff was given to me, ‘John’ and I was told, “Get up and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and the ones who worship there. But do not measure the outer courtyard of the temple; leave it out, because it has been given to the Gentiles and they will trample on the Holy City for forty-two months.)

    (Rev 11:3-6; And I will grant My two witnesses authority to prophesy ‘teach’ for 1,260 days, dressed in sackcloth. (These are the two olive trees and the two lamp stands that stand before the Lord of the earth. If anyone wants to harm them, fire comes out of their mouths, and completely consumes their enemies. If anyone wants to harm them, they must be killed this way. These two have the power to close up the sky so that it does not rain during the time they are prophesying. They have power to turn the waters to blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague whenever they want.)

     (Rev 11:7-9; When they have completed their testimony, the beast that comes up from the abyss will make war on them, conquer, and kill them. Their corpses will lie in the street of the great city that is symbolically called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was also crucified. For three and a half days those from every people, tribe, nation, and language will look at their corpses, because they will not permit them to be placed in a tomb.)

    (Rev 11:10-13; And those who live on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate, even sending gifts to each other, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth. But after three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and tremendous fear seized those who were watching them. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them: “Come up here!” So the two prophets went up to heaven in a cloud while their enemies stared at them. Just then a major earthquake took place and a tenth of the city collapsed; seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.)

     This is apparently when Jesus’ good news will go out to the whole world with power. We believe their message will include more prophecy. Apparently after the time allotted, Jesus will return, the first resurrection, judgment and Satan bound in the order of God’s choosing.

    Israelites are to be miraculously delivered back to the borders promised Abraham, and live in harmony God‘s Way. (See Isaiah 22, 35, 51, 53, 65, Jeremiah 31, and Amos 9:11-15 for starters.

    After one thousand years, Satan will be released to go out and deceive before his final demise.

    (Rev 21:1-8; Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, -a re-creation!- for the first heaven and earth had ceased to exist and the sea existed no more. And I saw the holy city – New Jerusalem – descending out of heaven from God, made ready like a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: “Look! The residence of God ‘The Father’ is among human beings. He will live among them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will not exist anymore – or mourning, or crying, or pain, for the former things have ceased to exist.” And the one seated on the throne said: “Look! I am MAKING all things new!” Then He said to me, “Write it down, because these words are reliable and true.” He also said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the water of life. 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.)

     MAKE all things new? We have no need to understand it all, just that God the Son ‘Jesus’ is Re-creator, Creator, Sustainer, Deliverer, Savior, Mediator and coming King of Kings. He sustains the sun’s temperature, heavenly planetary order, this earth’s molten core, its physical condition and individuals of His choosing.

     Believers IN are destined to become literal children of God, gifted with desire and effort by God. People being fathered, -born from above- is a re-creation from the old to a new nature. Only then are people gifted with immortality.

Jesus’ revelations to His apostles and commentary, chapter 10

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

    TO: World’s in residence Churches of God. Tamuz 15, 5,780; 7/8/2020. ……………..        Remember Abel sacrificed according to God’s command, Cain sacrificed according to what seemed right to himself. Cain decided for himself what’s right, wrong, good and evil. Cain’s thinking was fleshly, hostile minded, God gave him a spirit of stupor and because of hardness of heart, God gave all Israel a spirit of stupor. Ultimately it’s for their own good because God’s promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are perpetual.

   (Jeremiah 13:13; The LORD says, tell them “I will soon fill all the people who live in this land with stupor. I will also fill the kings from David’s dynasty, the priests, the prophets, and the citizens of Jerusalem with stupor.)      (Rom 11:1-10; So I ask, God has not rejected his people, has he? Absolutely not! For, I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew! Do you not know what the scripture says about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? “Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have demolished your altars; I alone am left and they are seeking my life!” But what was the divine response to him? “I have kept for Myself seven thousand people who have not bent the knee to Baal.”  So in the same way at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if it is by grace, it is no longer by works, otherwise grace would no longer be grace.  What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was diligently seeking, but the Elect obtained it. The rest were hardened, as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, to this very day. And David says, “Let their eyes be darkened so that they may not see, and make their backs bend continually.) Quote from Psalms 69:22-23.

    Let’s review Romans 11:25-29; For I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: A partial hardening has happened to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion; he will remove ungodliness from Jacob. (See Isaiah 29:9 and Jeremiah 31:33-34) And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”In regard to the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but in regard to Election they are dearly loved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.)……………….          How could there be one God, truth and way, except God do the calling, except He put His chosen in His church? As God the Father and God the Son are as One, so are His chosen because each one is taught by the same revealing spirit of truth. God mercifully allows the majority choose a denominational way of choice that fits, by giving spirits of stupor until time of the gentiles is fulfilled and He’s revealed. The Hebrews writer tells us how to go forward…… (Heb 12:14-17; Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness, for without it no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God, that no one be like a bitter root springing up and causing trouble, and through him many become defiled. And see to it that no one becomes an immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal. For you know that later when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no opportunity for repentance, although he sought the blessing with tears……..   (Heb 12:18-21; For you –followers of Jesus-have not come to something that can be touched, to a burning fire and darkness and gloom and a whirlwind and the blast of a trumpet and a voice uttering words such that those who heard begged to hear no more. For they –the Israelites- could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned.” In fact, the scene was so terrifying that Moses said, “I shudder with fear.”)…… (Heb 12:22-24; But you –when you worship- have come to Mount Zion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, to the assembly and congregation of the firstborn, who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous, who have been made perfect and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks of something better than Abel’s does.)

    God’s Holy Spirit is His energizing power through which He re-creates, creates, miraculously reveals and works miracles. Through His Holy Spirit of truth God fathers whom He will, making as born from above. Jesus answered Nicodemus on the subject of being born again -fathered by God-.

     (John 3:5-8; Jesus answered, I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born of water and spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’ The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”)

    We’re all born of water in the womb, spiritual birth is God begotten-fathered.

    People called to believe IN Jesus are miraculously born of the spirit when God reveals Himself, characteristics and attributes. Turning from fleshly thinking is a miraculous re-birth, ordained by God the Father through God the Son. Remember that Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension, and Jesus‘ disciples were together? Jesus made His spirit likened to the wind, -visible and noisy.

    (Acts 2:1-4; “Now when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like a violent wind blowing came from heaven and filled the entire house where they were sitting. And tongues spreading out like a fire appeared to them, and came to rest on each one of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them.)

     On that Pentecost, God made the wind miraculously visible, looking like tongues of fire setting on each, and causing recipient to speak in languages previously unknown, but understood by many in their native languages. God never intended such miracles be signs or ongoing proof phenomenon as evidence of believing IN. He strictly spoke against looking for signs. (Matt 16:4; A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. Then He left them and went away.)

     Evidence of God’s Holy Spirit in us is a changed nature, from fleshly self-serving outlooks to loving spiritual outlooks and scriptural understanding. A gifted believing IN mindset is knowing God exist as He’s manifested to be in His holy word. It’s being totally yielded to, clothed with, immersed in and faithfully trusting God’s view on what’s right, wrong, good and evil. Believers IN are spiritually led to know they can’t trust their fleshly nature to determine, right, wrong, good and evil. That’s our Creator God’s prerogative.

  Fleshly people oppose spiritual knowledge.

    Accumulating fleshly and scientific knowledge is also God gifted talents beyond animalistic. Spiritual understanding is revealed to a chosen called out people.

     King David’s son, Solomon was awarded fleshly wisdom and spiritual understanding beyond the many in his age. He understood the magnificence of God’s creation and God’s sustaining control. Likewise spiritual revelations were miraculously given to Jesus’ apostles. Paul explained the mystery regarding God’s fathering a people for His kingdom.

    Let’s review Romans 11:25-36; For, I do not want you –gentiles- to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: A partial hardening has happened to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion; He will remove ungodliness from Jacob –Israel. And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins. Paul was quoting from Isaiah 27:9; & Jeremiah 31:33-34.

     God’s covenant promises to Abraham were to his physical and spiritual descendents. It’s God’s prerogative to harden whom He will. His planned set time for taking away Israel’s lawlessness –sin- is according to His planned promise. Paul’s Roman letter is primarily to non-Israelite followers of Jesus and all begotten Christians.

     In regard to the gospel, they –Israelites- are enemies for your sake, but in regard to Election they are dearly loved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable. Just as you were formerly disobedient to God, but have now received mercy due to their -the Israelites-  disobedience, so they too have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. For God has consigned all people to disobedience so that He may show mercy to them all. Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how fathomless His ways! - Additionally God calls and gives understanding to whom He chooses.

     For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor? Or who has first given to God, that God needs to repay Him? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever! Amen. Jesus inspired His apostles to give us written Words regarding His deity. (Review John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:15-20 and Hebrews 1:1-4.

      Solomon was given understanding, telling us why he penned the Proverbs.

 Jesus inspired Solomon’s wisdom to write about wisdom.

    Proverbs 1:1-27; The Proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: To learn wisdom and moral instruction and to discern wise counsel. To receive moral instruction in skillful living, righteousness, justice, and equity. To impart shrewdness to the morally naïve, and a discerning plan to the young person. Let the wise also hear and gain instruction and let the discerning acquire guidance! To discern the meaning of a proverb and a parable, the sayings of the wise and their riddles.

      Does not Wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? At the top of the elevated places along the way, at the intersection of the paths she takes her stand; beside the gates opening into the city, at the entrance of the doorways she cries out: To you, O people, I call out, and My voice calls to all mankind. You who are naive, discern wisdom! You fools, understand discernment! Listen, for I will speak excellent things, and My lips will utter what is right. For My mouth speaks truth, and My lips hate wickedness. All the words of My mouth are righteous; there is nothing in them twisted or crooked. All of them are clear to the discerning and upright to those who find knowledge. Receive My instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold. For Wisdom is better than rubies, and desirable things cannot be compared to her.

     I, Wisdom, live with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion. The fear love- of the Lord is to hate evil, I hate arrogant pride and the evil way and perverse utterances. Counsel and sound wisdom belong to Me, I possess understanding and might. Kings reign by means of Me, and potentates decree righteousness, by Me princes rule, as well as nobles and all righteous judges.

    I love those who love Me, and those who seek Me find Me. Riches and honor are with Me, long-lasting wealth and righteousness. My fruit “result” is better than the purest gold, and what I produce is better than choice silver. I walk in the path of righteousness, in the pathway of justice, that I may cause those who love Me to inherit wealth, and that I may fill their treasuries.

     The Lord -God the Father- created Me as the beginning of His works, before His deeds of long ago. From eternity I was appointed, from the beginning, from before the world existed. When there were no deep oceans I was born, when there were no springs overflowing with water; before the mountains were set in place – before the hills – I was born, before He made the earth and its fields, or the beginning of the dust of the world. When He established the heavens, I was there; when He marked out the horizon over the face of the deep, when He established the clouds above, when the fountains of the deep grew strong, when He gave the sea His decree that the waters should not pass over His command, when He marked out the foundations of the earth, then I –Jesus-  was beside Him as a master craftsman, and I was His delight day by day, rejoicing before Him at all times, rejoicing in the habitable part of His earth, and delighting in its people.

    So now, children, listen to Me; blessed are those who keep My Ways. Listen to My instruction so that you may be wise, and do not neglect it. Blessed is the one who listens to Me, watching at My doors day by day, waiting beside My doorway. For the one who finds Me finds life and receives favor from the Lord. But the one who does not find Me brings harm to himself; all who hate Me love death. The New Testament delivers this same truth, to those led to seek Jesus’ Way.