Way revealed to Abraham, Moses & Jesus’ apostles, chapter 7

To: In Home churches of God, God’s 6th month Elul 4, 5,780. 8/24/2020

    In this age those who God hasn’t called and chosen to covenant with, are counted AS DEAD in their transgressions. That is, they’re un-circumcised of heart, in their fleshly nature, until God intervenes. God leads the called to a spiritual circumcision of heart, a conversion and conviction of mind regarding sin. It’s being born from above, a supernatural spiritually gifted changed outlook, -repentance. Each called Believer IN is made alive in Jesus by His forgiving their transgressions. Through Jesus’ gifting His faith, people respond to His love revealed by and through His blood sacrifice for the remission of sin. We must know God has a loving plan for the world and particularly His chosen. His prophets and David foretold Jesus’ deeds and accomplishment.

   The name Israel, means ‘God fights’ or ‘those God fights for’, but not all Israelites are truly Israel and not all Abraham’s descendants are called by promise. Read the following proofs prayerfully. See Rom 9:5-29.   His View Assemblies

    (Romans 9:5-7; To them belong the patriarchs, and from them, by human descent, came the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever! Amen. It is not as though the word of God had failed. For not all those who are descended from Israel are truly Israel, nor are all the children Abraham’s true descendants; rather “through Isaac will your descendants be counted.”) See Gen 21:12.

   (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 Gen 18:10-14.  

   (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 Mal 1:2-3.

   (Rom 9:14-17; 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.”) See Exodus 9:16. God’s kingdom, His church, doesn’t depend on people choosing repentance or deciding for themselves, but on God showing mercy, His choosing.

    (Rom 9:18-24; 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?)

    (Gen 9:25-26; As He also says in Hosea: “I will call those who were not 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.‘ “) Study Hosea 1&2.

    (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.”) See Isa 1:9

    As we westerners say, the bottom line is, all the world’s populations would go the demonic way except for God’s calling His select. People can’t choose to be converted to God’s way, He does the choosing in this age, and likely the age to come.

      The Galatians, Ephesians and Roman congregations of God, Paul worked with were invaded by people with personal agendas, imposing their beliefs, making merchandise of others. These unknowingly or not, are tools of Satan. But understand; it’s a natural human inherited characteristic to impose wills. Like people in every age, some of these intruders wanted stricter rules and others wanted to abandon all rule. But Paul is teaching the Colossians and all Believers that God is the judge and that we need to remain true to the things learned through His revealed teaching. It’ll be an ongoing problem until Jesus’ return. People naturally like to judge others who think different. So where does this nature come from? Is it not from the idolatrous disobedient little god mentality we inherited and Satan exploited? The natural mind thinks like Eve and Adam, I can decide for myself what’s right, wrong, good and evil. Speaking to God’s called, on the subject, Paul wrote.

     (Col 2:16-19; Therefore do not let anyone judge you with respect to food or drink, or in the matter of a feast, new moon, or Sabbath days – these are only the SHADOW of the things to come, but the reality is Christ! Let no one who delights in humility and the worship of angels pass judgment on you. That person goes on at great lengths about what he has SUPPOSEDLY seen, but he is puffed up with empty notions by his fleshly mind. He has not HELD FAST to THE HEAD from whom the whole BODY, supported and knit together through its ligaments and sinews, grows with a growth that is from God.)

      There’s also a genuine humility through one’s believing God about what we were before His calling, and what He has done by intervening on our behalf. There’s also a prideful humility among the deceived who naturally don’t know they are. We who’re called shouldn’t allow peoples’ judgment regarding revealed understanding about God’s Sabbaths and calendar. As Paul wrote in verse 16 above, these are shadows of things to come. We shouldn’t worship in Pharisee fashion, but look to Christ Jesus.  Believers are led to hold FAST to Jesus, He’s OVER the whole body, the CHURCH. Pharisee fashion puts people in Paul‘s category before his conversion. The key, remember and observe times as commanded, but not as Pharisee’s did.

     God’s weekly Sabbath foreshadows Jesus’ millennial reign. A time of rest from doing works of the flesh, from the demonic pulls on our inherited from Adam nature. Annual Sabbaths foreshadow events pertaining to prophecies and the unfolding of God’s master plan. Some unbelievers use these Colossian verses, attempting to teach that Jesus is about lawlessness.

    To many Jesus’ fulfillments means doing away with the law. These are fleshly minded. Believers are yielded to the mind of Jesus with a gifted desire to obey His truth. Mindful of God’s individual spiritual guidance with His gifted faith in Jesus.

 Knowing God is our judge, thus remaining faithful to Jesus is His will. Not faith in the eating of certain foods or keeping Sabbaths FOR SALVATION. Paul is asking these Colossians to stay true to Jesus’ doctrine, JESUS is reality. Others claimed to have been guided by angels, seeing visions and such. Such are founded on empty notions of fleshly minds. Remember what Jesus inspired Isaiah to pen? (If they speak not according to this word it is because there is no light in them. Isaiah 8:20) And Paul’s saying, (all these things are written for our learning, in these latter days! For, everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope. Rom 15:4) Faith IN Jesus produces endurance, scripture study with meditation keeps hope alive,- encourages. To the called out believers IN, Paul continues to coach.

    (Col 2:20-23; If you have died with Christ to the elemental spirits of the world, why do you submit to them as though you lived in the world? “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!” These are all destined to perish with use, founded as they are on human commands and teachings. Even though they have the appearance of wisdom with their self-imposed worship and false humility achieved by an unsparing treatment of the body -a wisdom with no true value –they in reality result in fleshly indulgence.)

     How about worshiping of and keeping times God has not set aside? God teaches us to prove all things.  We should ask, what are the origins of things the world holds to and likes to follow? Remember Jesus said His followers are in the world but not of the world. The elemental spirits and people led by them are of the world, they want to be looked up to, they want power, by putting on a facade of fleshly humility they deceive through vain philosophy. All do’s and don’ts people are prone to believe in for their saving, have been exposed by Jesus. Only through believing IN Jesus, believing IN His Way, are people gifted with eternal life, saved.

    (The Apostle John penned Jesus’ words, “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.” John 12:48-50) Now Paul gives the definition of idolatry.

     (Col 3:1-5; Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Keep thinking about things above, NOT things on the earth, for you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ (who is your life) appears, then you too will be REVEALED in glory with Him. So put to death whatever in your NATURE belongs to the earth; sexual immorality, impurity, shameful passion, evil desire, and greed which is idolatry.)

     These things are in our inherited nature, from Adam. To be right with God, He miraculously changes our nature, fathers us and makes us in reality, His own. To have an outlook like Jesus‘, we must be born again. We must not allow our minds to dwell on earthly, vain and self serving things, but on Jesus, His deity, His promises and thus grow in the likeness of Him. JESUS is the Christian’s LIFE. Through Jesus’ gifted faith we have power to overcome to the end. Mindful that the old inherited from Adam nature, belongs to the earth

    (Col 3:6-11; Because of these things the wrath of God is coming on the sons of disobedience. You also lived your lives in this way at one time, when you used to live among them. But now, put off all such things as anger, rage, malice, slander, abusive language from your mouth. Do not lie to one another since you have put off the old man with its practices and have been clothed with the new man that is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of the One “Jesus” who created it. Here there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all and in all.)

    All are born in sin, children of disobedience until God calls and reveals Himself through Jesus.

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