Archive for October, 2020

Eternal Life, chapter 8

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

To: In home churches of God. God’s 8th month Cheshvan 14, 5,781,  10/31/20

   Jesus kept the annual Sabbaths and their connected feast days. (John 7:37-3 On the last day of the feast, the greatest day, Jesus stood up and shouted out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me, and let the one who believes in Me drink. Just as the scripture says, ‘From within him will flow rivers of living water. Now He said this about the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were going to receive, for the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.)

    Heavenly Father: please shorten this demonic deceptive age, rid earth of false messiahs and untruths that spiritually blind. Allow this study find truth seekers and help their efforts. We praise and ask in the name and nature of Jesus. AMEN.

     Obstacle to mental, intellectual and spiritual health is Satan’s lies, as was to Eve. He said in effect; ‘you’re divine and can decide for self what’s right, wrong, good and evil.’ When God isn’t looked to for truth and people decide for themselves what’s right, good and evil, they’re idolaters. The vast majority look to a traditional religion fitting their assumptions. People around the globe have made gods of wood, stone, metal and mentally visualize imaginary gods in the heavens. They allow their imagination to make the sun and heavenly bodies their gods. Worshiping the creation rather than the Creator and as many gods as there are people groups. Jesus’ apostle Paul explained as follows.

    (Romans 1:22-25; Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for an image resembling mortal human beings, birds, four-footed animals or reptiles. Therefore God gave them over to the desires of their hearts to impurity, to dishonor their bodies among themselves. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.)

     ONE Creator made all things, including mankind in His own image. He gave His instruction manual we know as the Holy Scriptures, revealed Himself to Moses, the prophets and His apostles. From Genesis through Revelations, scriptures teach that God created, made mankind male and female for His family purpose. Jesus explained and Mark recorded. (Mark 10:6-9; But from the beginning of creation He made them male and female. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.)

    Believers in Jesus are spirit led to believe in God the Father, Jesus came to reveal His Father. Believers in are spirit led to grow sound minds intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, accept knowledge of God’s Way as truth, learn of His grace, mercy and promises. God leads His called out people in the way of love, trust and believing in faith, for His own purpose. He allows this world’s majority to be deceived by Satan’s lies and live in ways seeming right to their fleshly inherited nature. He allows people to decide as He did Eve and Adam. Consider Satan’s lies, that when believed in causes truth to be twisted.

     Knowing truth begins when people know God created them in His image and for His loving purpose. When people don’t believe God created, they accept partial truths and yield to fleshly agendas. People that don’t believe in creation are willingly ignorant.

    It should be common sense, when we know God created, we accept the fact that only He knows what’s right, wrong, good and evil for His people created in His image and likeness. Only God knows the life practices that promote what’s right, wrong, good, evil and which promote bad outcomes.

    At a point long ago, Satan found out that God had a plan to call out a people to be in His family. Since his rebellion Satan knows about God’s plan for his demise, ultimate judgment to end all evil. Likely, Satan’s rebellion sprang from God’s revealing that He was going to make a people in His spiritual likeness that would be over angelic beings as He is.

    People believing in Jesus are gifted with the mind of Christ which is immortality. Satan’s lie did contain partial truths, saying God knows when you eat you’ll be divine. Jesus said the following, (John 6:51-57; I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats from this bread he will live forever. The bread that I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.” Then the Jews who were hostile to Jesus began to argue with one another, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?” Jesus said to them, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood you have no life in yourselves. The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For, My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood resides in Me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so the one who consumes Me will live because of Me.)

    Immortality is gifted to called people who drink in and consume Jesus’ message. Believers in through Jesus are those whom God chooses to father. Satan’s two part lie includes, ‘disobey, take what’s forbidden as you desire, for God knows you’re made to live forever someplace, but He didn’t want you to know that.

Jesus’ apostle Paul understood and proclaimed.

    (2Corinthians 4:3-4; But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing, among whom the god of this age has BLINDED the minds of those who do NOT believe so they would not see the LIGHT of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God.)

    Jesus taught through His apostle Peter; ‘followers of Him are as foreigners while living in this world’s system of things.’ (1Peter 1:22-25; You have purified your souls by obeying the truth in order to show sincere mutual love. So love one another earnestly from a pure heart. You have been BORN ANEW, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God. For all flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of the grass; the grass withers and the flower falls off, but the word of the Lord endures forever.)

      Jesus is teaching through His apostle, NOT UNTIL you’re called, minds spiritually opened, BORN ANEW, is understanding gifted to you foreknown temples of My spirit. However you’re as grass, inheriting death from the first man Adam. After being BORN ANEW, you’re able to obey from a love of God mentality that truly believes in.

     (1Pet 2:1-3; So get rid of all evil and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. And yearn like newborn infants for pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to salvation, if you have experienced the Lord’s kindness.) Experiencing God’s kindness is when His characteristics and message is revealed. When we understand, being immersed in Jesus is being spirit led to put the fleshly outlook to death and live through Him.

    (1Peter 3:13-22; For who is going to harm you if you are devoted to what is good? But in fact, if you happen to suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. But do not be terrified of them or be shaken. But set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess. Yet do it with courtesy and respect, keeping a good conscience, so that those who slander your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame when they accuse you. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if God wills it, than for doing evil. Because Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, to bring you to God by being put to death in the flesh, but by being made alive in the spirit. In it He went and preached to the spirits in prison, after they were disobedient long ago when God patiently waited in the days of Noah as an ark was being constructed. In the ark a few, that is eight souls, were delivered through water. And this prefigured baptism, which now saves you – not the washing off of physical dirt but the pledge of a good conscience to God – through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who went into heaven and is at the right hand of God with angels and authorities and powers subject to Him.)

     BAPTISM symbolizes being immersed in the Word, ‘Jesus’ it’s a PLEDGE of obedience, symbolizing belief in which is the gifted obedience that saves. MAY WE KNOW, all things are possible with God.

    Jesus went and preached to the mortal spirits of deceased people that lived before the flood. A major problem for many bible students who believe people have immortal souls. But not to folks knowing the awesomeness of God. We do not need to know the particulars of Jesus’ spiritually communing with these deceased persons. Perhaps Jesus made some ready for the first resurrection. Perhaps He reviewed and re-enforced the message He delivered through Noah. REMEMBER the transfiguration of Moses, Elijah and Jesus? Jesus transfigured Himself and called up Moses and Elijah for witnessing to Peter, James and John? Jesus had told His apostles, in not many days you’ll see the kingdom. (Matt 17:1-3: Six days later Jesus took with Him Peter, James, and John the brother of James, and led them privately up a high mountain. And He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. Then Moses and Elijah also appeared before them, talking with Him.)

    Remember, God has no limitations. Satan, the devil, tempter and god of this age knows of Jesus’ creativity.

    (Matt 4:3-4; The tempter came and said to Him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become bread.” But He answered, “It is written, ‘Man does not live by bread alone,’ but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”)

    Consider Jesus’ creative powers. The Son of God and Creator, Jesus created aged wine from water, re-created food enough to feed thousands several times during His earthly ministry, made lepers instantly whole and He gave physical life back to deceased persons and also through His apostles. How awesome our Creator God, Jesus.

    Satan knows his demise, scripture and power allotted to him temporarily. Knows he’s allowed to be the god of unbelievers temporarily. God has His reasons.

    (Matt 4:5-11; Then the devil took Jesus to the holy city, had Him stand on the highest point of the temple, and said to Him, “If you are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning You’ and ‘with their hands they will lift you up, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus said to him, “Once again it is written: ‘You are not to put the Lord your God to the test.’” Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain, and showed Him ALL the kingdoms of the world and their grandeur. And he said to Him, “I will give you all these things if you throw Yourself to the ground and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go away, Satan! For it is written: ‘You are to worship the Lord your God and serve only Him.’” Then the devil left Him, and angels came and began ministering to His needs.”)

    Jesus didn’t say, kingdoms aren’t yours to give. Believers know our Creator can take charge at will. The time is soon coming when Jesus will return and bind Satan as it is written in Jesus’ revelations to John. Satan’s power over nations and unbelieving people is likely beyond our ability to understand. We’re thankful to God for His promises.

Eternal Life, chapter 7

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

To: In home churches of God. God’s 8th month Cheshvan 11. 5,781, 10/29/20

       Jesus told His apostle Thomas, ‘you believe because you’ve seen, blessed are those who haven’t seen and yet believe. Peter is saying the same. (1Peter 1:8-9; You have not seen Him, but you love Him. You do not see Him now but you believe in Him, and so you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, because you are attaining the goal of your faith – the salvation of your souls. It’s a particular gifted believing IN Jesus’ truth and repenting from having lived the way that seemed right that saves.

     Every follower of Jesus was foreknown and ransomed to become a spiritual Israelite and Child of God.

     (1Peter 1:20-21; He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was manifested in these last times for your sake. Through Him you now trust in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.) This verse is one of many places demonstrating that Jesus was with God the Father, before the foundation of the world and is now revealed to a particular people in these last days.

      With God’s calling comes a desire to be obedient from a love of Him point of view. Not thinking to earn because of good works, but practicing His Way out of loving respect. We don’t want to lose sight of the fact that, ‘by grace we’re saved, not of ourselves.’ It’s our good news to hear many of you are machine copying these studies, use them in group discussion and bible study. Such practices are pleasing to God. This freedom we have in Christ Jesus is because of His gifting His faith to us. By Jesus’ gifted faith in us we know we can’t be indoctrinated or deceived.

 

 

 God’s Way and this world’s reaction to Jesus’ prophecy is being fulfilled. (Matt24:4-5; Jesus answered them, Watch out that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ’ and will mislead many.) Speaking of these unbelievers Jesus also said, (Matt 24:9-14; Then they will hand you over to be persecuted and will kill you. You will be hated by all the nations because of My name. Then many will be led into sin and they will betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will appear and deceive many, and because lawlessness will increase so much, the love of many will grow cold. But the person who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.)

    Consider what’s politically popular in religions circles, what’s the majorities’ doctoring? What’s condoned within worldly denominations. These divisionary majorities doctrines are deceptive as Baal practices outweighed the prophets.

     Peter and each apostle made reference to and quoted Moses often. Obedience is the key Moses, Jesus and each apostle taught. Worshiping God in spirit and truth is Old and New Covenant teaching. Worshiping the God of Abraham begins with our knowing, God IS. Gifted revealed knowledge of Jesus’ life before the foundation of this world and His Creation involvement is paramount. May we be gifted to believe Jesus’ apostle John’s introduction of Jesus.

     (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. And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.) Verse 5 should be translated, ‘In Him IS life, and the Life IS the light of mankind. And the Light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it. Putting this text with, Colossians 1:15-20 and Hebrews 1: is paramount for believers. If denominations used these scripture text, they’d know Jesus gave Moses the ten commandments and oracles.

      One day the whole world will understand, ‘our Lord, Savior and Shepherd Jesus is the God of Abraham, Moses, the prophets, David and His apostles. Creator Jesus inspired each apostle’s writings.

      (1 Peter 1:22-25; You, ‘followers of Jesus’ have purified your souls by obeying the truth in order to show sincere mutual love. So love one another earnestly from a pure heart. You have been born anew, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and enduring Word of God. For all flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of the grass; the grass withers and the flower falls off, but the Word of the Lord endures forever. And this is the WORD that was proclaimed to you.) Quote from Isaiah 40:6. 8.

      Peter assured Believers IN, they were ‘BORN ANEW’ by believing IN the Word. To believe IN Jesus is to practice His Way.  Nicodemus, ask Jesus about being born again; Jesus replied, ‘I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above he cannot see the kingdom of God. See John 3:3. (Scriptural terminology; ‘being born anew’ ‘born from above’ ‘born again’ and Fathered all mean the same, ‘it’s the gifted miraculous imputation of God’s Spirit put in a person’s mind.’ It’s the fathering of God! Allow Jesus’ apostle Paul’s review regarding where we each were before being born anew.

      (Ephesians 2:1-3; And although you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you formerly lived according to this world’s present path, according to the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the ruler of the spirit that is now energizing the sons of disobedience, among whom ALL OF US also formerly lived out our lives in the cravings of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath even as the rest.) Wrath – hostile minded, is the position of each unbelievers nature.e

      People can only turn to God in genuine repentance, worship in spirit and truth, when given to know their inherited from Adam nature is what must be turned from. Know too, such turning isn’t our choosing, but God’s.

      (Eph 2:4-10; But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even though we were dead in transgressions, MADE US ALIVE together with Christ – by grace you are saved! – and He raised us up with Him and SEATED us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, to demonstrate in the coming ages the surpassing wealth of His grace in kindness toward US in Christ Jesus. For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is NOT from yourselves, it is the GIFT of God; it is NOT from works, so that no one can boast. For, we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.)

      If salvation could come from our choosing, we’d have something to boast about.

      Repentance is valid, when we genuinely desire to know our Creator’s Ways and KNOW that desire is gifted, know we cannot acquire the desire to love God as He manifest Himself to be from within our inherited human nature. However professing Christians love the god of their imagination. Thus each denomination has a differing view growing from the organized apostate idea of mixing paganism with Judaism.

      (Eph 2:11-12; Therefore remember that formerly you, Gentiles in the flesh – who are called un-circumcision by the so-called circumcision that is performed on the body by human hands – that you were at that time without the Messiah, alienated from the citizenship of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.)

      Speaking of the covenant promise to Abraham; Paul’s message is to gifted Believers IN Jesus. Not only Gentiles in the flesh but unconverted Israelites too, were as Gentiles in the flesh until spiritually led to a believing IN by gifted faith and repentance. God’s plan from the foundation of the world was that His People ultimately be gifted with a circumcised heart. Physical circumcision was a forerunner to the genuine spiritual circumcision of heart. Circumcision of Heart is the New Covenant condition adhered to through Jesus.

      (Eph 2:13-16; But now in Christ Jesus you who used to be far away have been BROUGHT near by the blood of Christ. For He is our peace, the One who MADE both groups into ONE and who destroyed the middle wall of partition, the hostility, when He nullified in HIS FLESH the law of commandments in DECREES. He did this to create in Himself ONE NEW MAN OUT OF TWO thus making peace, and to reconcile them both in ONE BODY to God through the cross, by which the hostility has been killed.) Ethnicity is nothing to Believers IN.

      Through the new, ‘birth anew’ is the gifted spirit love for God, neighbor and enemy. By God living in people, they become harmless as doves and wise as serpents. (Matt 10:16-17; I am sending you out like sheep surrounded by wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of people, because they will hand you over to councils and flog you in their synagogues.)

      Christians are AS ONE in Jesus. He makes US ONE. Commandments in decrees have to do with official orders, legislation etc.

      (Eph 2:17-22; Jesus came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near, so that through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer foreigners and non citizens, but you are fellow citizens with the Saints and MEMBERS of God’s household, because you have been BUILT on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the CORNERSTONE. In Him the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are BEING BUILT together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.)

      Followers of Jesus think of their physical bodies as ‘temples of Christ’s spirit.’ Cornelius was considered as being far off until his miraculous conversion. (See Acts 10:) Gentiles were primarily far off from the ways of God in their manner of living. Israelites were considered near because they were chosen and believed the God of Abraham created all things. They lived closer to proximity to God’s commandments. All people groups were high on ethnicity, racial bias was common. Israelites considered all non-Israelites foreigners. Because of believing in Jesus’ deeds, His followers are BUILT ON the foundation of the prophets, apostles with Himself the cornerstone. Not on Peter, not on an organization calling it’s self church. With these things in mind, what must Believers IN do and practice?

  Allow Jesus’ teaching through Peter.

       (1 Peter 2:1-3; So, get rid of all evil and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. And yearn like newborn infants for pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to salvation if you have experienced the Lord’s kindness.) That little word IF AGAIN.

      Consider, to whom the New Covenant is given. To those who have experienced the Lord’s kindness; those born again, ‘born from above or fathered.’ Gifted from above people who hear and recognize the truth. People are saved when they are spiritually led to recognize their sin nature, desire a turning and grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to the end. Yielding to the Way of God is a born anew experience.

      (1Peter 2:4-6; So AS you come to Him, a living stone rejected by men but chosen and priceless in God’s sight, you yourselves as living stones are BUILT UP AS a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood and to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it says in scripture, ‘Look, I lay in Zion a stone, a chosen and priceless cornerstone, and whoever believes IN Him will never be put to shame.’) HIM? The Old and New Testament uses the stone as the King, the Messiah whom God will establish in Jerusalem. MAY Jesus’ faith in us, make us know that we are also living stones. KEY word throughout the New Covenant is, ‘believe IN Him.’ Unbelievers cannot see His value.

      (1 Peter 2:7-8; So, you who believe see His value, but for those who do NOT believe, the stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone, and a stumbling-stone and a rock to trip over.)

     May we have mercy and show kindness to UNBELIEVERS, knowing we were gifted with His spirit, to make us believers IN. Except that each experience the Lord’s kindness, we’d each be unbelievers. Re-study Eph 2. WHAT causes the stumbling? The spirit of disobedience.

 

Eternal Live, chapter 6

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

To: In residence Churches of God. God’s 8th month, Cheshvan 10, 5,981. 10/28/20           The Holy Bible is God’s inspired words in its original language and intended for revelation to the called according to His purpose. In several places He says Satan is the god of this world, but each religion thinks, ‘all but us.’ Actually the word of God takes issue with people using Jesus’ name, saying He’s the Christ while deceiving . Last study we shared Peter’s letter saying unbelievers are destined to be, while saying to Jesus’ followers, ‘you’re a royal nation.’ See 1Pet 2:8-9. So why do Christendom people use Jesus’ name while practicing old pagan traditions? Jesus taught through His apostle Paul.

    (2Cor 6:14-18; Do not become partners with those who don’t believe, for what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship does light have with darkness? And what agreement does Christ have with Beliar? Or what does a believer share in common with an unbeliever? And what mutual agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said, “I will live in them and will walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be My people.” Therefore “come out from their midst, and be separate,” says the Lord, “and touch no unclean thing, and I will welcome you, and I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters,” says the All-Powerful Lord.) Beliar references Satan and God’s people can’t spiritually worship with people practicing things abominable to Him.

Christians are in the world but not of the world, but must respect the authorities God allows.   

        (1Peter 2:13-16; Be subject to every human institution for the Lord’s sake, whether to a king as supreme or to governors as those He commissions to punish wrongdoers and praise those who do good. For God wants you to silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing good. Live as free people, not using your freedom as a pretext for evil, but as God’s slaves. Honor all people, love the family of Believers, fear God, honor the king.)

     Followers of Jesus are spirit led to live as looking to Jesus as King, Savior and Shepherd, mindful that true freedom is being Jesus’ slave. Every other way enslaves people to their own sin nature and Satan’s deceptive life style practices. The principle of being obedient to Jesus begins when our fleshly way of living is revealed as being sinful, and we’re gifted with a desire to turn. Likewise training children with loving discipline carries over to a servitude outlook as they work and play.

    (1Peter 2:18-25; Slaves, be subject to your masters with all reverence, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are perverse. For, this finds God’s favor, if because of conscience toward God someone endures hardships in suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if you sin and are mistreated and endure it? But if you do good and suffer and so endure, this finds favor with God. For to this you were called since Christ also suffered for you, leaving an example for you to follow in His steps. Jesus committed no sin nor was deceit found in His mouth. When He was maligned, He did not answer back; when He suffered, He threatened no retaliation, but committed Himself to God who judges justly. Jesus Himself bore our sins in His body, on the tree, that we may cease from sinning and LIVE for righteousness. By His wounds you were healed. For, you were going astray like sheep, but now you have turned back to the Shepherd and Guardian of your lives.)

     Be content in whatever state of being we are put in. Knowing God provides. Pray for and look for opportunity, open doors, ways to improve, knowing that God makes all things possible. Satan is the author of discontentment, jealously and division. Jesus endured, set the example, we should follow. When maligned He endured it, not answering back. His followers are spirit led to learn from particular situations. He knows our various plights and what each needs to overcome. Realize our lives in the flesh are temporary and live accordingly. Righteous living practices trains, provides opportunities to grow in the grace and knowledge while overcoming our inherited nature, obstacles of the flesh and demonic influences.

     Followers of Jesus need to count the cost, learn from Jesus and His apostles’ personal lives and shared experiences. Consider Paul’s sharing with the Philippians.

     (Phil 4:10-14; I have great joy in the Lord because now at last you have again expressed your concern for me. (Now I know you were concerned before but had no opportunity to do anything.) I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content in any circumstance. I have experienced times of need and times of abundance. In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of contentment, whether I go satisfied, hungry, have plenty or nothing. I am able to do all things through the One who strengthens me. Nevertheless, you did well to share with me in my trouble.)

      God ordained His church, ‘His human family’ be structured to His will and for His purpose.’ Spiritual lessons are learned when we practice His family order. Review that order at 1Peter 3.

     Prayer is hindered when God’s spiritual laws aren’t adhered to! God put the image of Himself in male and female. The natural nature in men being masculinity that yields to his wife’s needs, designed to protect, provide and, lead with loving dominance as family head. The Family structure should mimic Jesus’ leadership over His church.

    The natural feminine nature is tenderness, able to persuade husband and children with God gifted qualities; decorative and organizational skills that compliment God’s will for the family. The human family, ‘male, female and children’ foreshadows God’s own family in this and the age to come. Followers of Jesus are fellow heirs of the grace of life when His Ways aren’t hindered!

    (1Peter 3:8-12; Finally, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, affectionate, compassionate, and humble. Do not return evil for evil or insult for insult, but instead bless others because you were called to inherit a blessing. For the one who wants to love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from uttering deceit. And he must turn away from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous and His ears are open to their prayer. But the Lord’s face is against those who do evil.)

      God is holy and teaches that we’re in an evil and adulterous generation -age. Saying followers of Jesus are few and the theme to remember is, ‘In the world but not of the world.’ Christians are as foreigners, ‘likened to Israelite’s condition when in sinful Egypt’s servitude.’ Difference is a spiritual deliverance, a conversion to His Way while He makes His chosen unselfish and not vengeful.

     Review Isaiah 43: and 44: and let’s read a portion. (Isa 44:21-23; Remember these things, O Jacob, O Israel, for you are My servant. I formed you to be My servant; O Israel, I will not forget you! I remove the guilt of your rebellious deeds as if they were a cloud, the guilt of your sins as if they were a cloud. Come back to Me, for I protect you.” Shout for joy, O sky, for the Lord intervenes; shout out, you subterranean regions of the earth. O mountains, give a joyful shout; you too, O forest and all your trees! For the Lord protects Jacob; He reveals His splendor through Israel.)

    The rest of chapter 44: and 45: is about the Lord revealing Himself to Cyrus, instructing him to rebuild His temple etc. Study it; God’s characteristics are revealed.

     After Jacob left his father in law and was returning to Isaac, his brother - Esau was coming to meet him; fearful of Esau, Jacob sent his wives and company ahead. During the night Jesus or an angel representative manifesting himself as a man wrestled with Jacob. 

     (Genesis 32:26-28; Then the man said, ‘Let me go, for the dawn is breaking.’ I will not let you go, Jacob replied, ‘unless you bless me.’ The man asked him, ‘What is your name? He answered, ‘Jacob.’ No longer will your name be Jacob, the man told him, ‘but Israel’ because you have fought with God and with men and have prevailed.)

      The name Israel is a common construction, using a verb with a theophoric element that usually indicates the subject of the verb. Here it means ‘God fights.’ This name ‘Israel’ replaced the name Jacob; it’s both a promise and a call for faith. In essence, the Lord was saying that Jacob would have victory and receive the promises because God would fight for him.

    Remember Jesus told His twelve apostles they’d sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

      The above is proof that followers of Jesus become spiritual Israelites, gifted with a New Covenant, which is ‘the gifted Holy Spirit’ making each at one with Himself.

  Jesus teaches it through Peter.

      (1Peter 1:1-2; From Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those temporarily residing abroad (in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, the province of Asia, and Bithynia) who are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father by being set apart by the Spirit for obedience and for sprinkling with Jesus Christ’s blood. May grace and peace be yours in full measure!)

     Other apostles and James give similar salutations. Each mindful of Israel’s being scattered temporarily and mindful that followers of Jesus are spiritual Israelites. They knew about Jesus’ promises to return and His deliverances of physical and spiritual Israel’s prophecies.

     (1Peter 1:3-7; Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By His great mercy He gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, that is, into an inheritance imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. It is reserved in heaven for you, who by God’s power are protected through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. This brings you great joy, although you may have to suffer for a short time in various trials. Such trials show the proven character of your faith, which is much more valuable than gold – gold that is tested by fire, even though it is passing away – and will bring praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.)

     Revealed is key; no apostle ever hinted, ‘when you are taught in schools.’ To believe IN Jesus as He’s manifested to be in the Holy Scriptures is a supernatural revelation.

Eternal Life, chapter 5

Monday, October 26th, 2020

To: In home churches of God. God’s 8th month Cheshvan 7, 5,781,  10/25/20

      Denominational Christians like Moslems, Hindu, Pharisee, Sadducee and others for the most part, are locked in to erroneous indoctrination. People can’t open minds of others and messengers whom God reveals Himself to can only present His truth with the knowledge that He’ll do the rest in His timing. Many who reject God’s truth in this age will be receptive when Jesus returns with power, sharing His commandments, oracles, attributes. They’ll then witness His peace and security. Jesus’ millennial reign is mankind’s only hope. Those who refuse Jesus’ way during His millennial reign will die a second death. See Rev 21:7-8. Jesus’ apostles put this truth in perspective, ‘speaking of hostiles in each age Peter wrote,’ (They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were DESTINED to do.) 1Peter 2:8. Sounds strange to People who’ve been taught an erroneous gospel doesn’t it?

     These majorities are DESTINED for the second resurrection and judgment according to their deeds. People refusing to repent for having lived according to what seemed right during their previous life will die a second death. See Rev 2:11, 20:6, 20:14 & study 21:7-8.

    To followers of Jesus Peter continues. (1Peter 2:9-10; But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of His own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the One who CALLED you OUT of darkness into His marvelous light. You once were not a people, but now you are God’s people. You were shown no mercy, but now you have received mercy.)

     What person knows their mind in this regard without God’s revealing? Fleshly minded majorities accept an erroneous definition of Jesus’ followers. Deceived by a religiosity of demonic origin, they look to fleshly people for understanding and worship according to imaginations such produces. Even take comfort in it. World’s definition of Christendom is, ‘a people believing Jesus lives.’

     Bible study, prayer and meditation may change outlooks regarding desires, choices, practices, priorities and a love of denominational traditions, but can’t make one a believer in the Jesus manifested in Holy Scripture. From a fleshly perspective many call their changed outlook a spiritual conversion, but it isn’t spiritual when it’s obtained by works. Reflections and study can help a person overcome habits, be a better citizen, spouse, parent etc. but can’t make a person a Believer IN Jesus as He’s manifested to be in the Holy Scriptures. If it could, ‘people could boast of being saved by works.’

    God’s truth begins with knowing, ‘all are born with a sin nature inherited from Adam, that must be changed to Jesus’ nature.’ One can only inherit a nature like Jesus’ by God’s supernatural calling and fathering with His spirit. Without God’s calling and opening minds to understand the Holy Scriptures folks can’t overcome inherited from Adam desires, such as concern for me, mine and ours only, prestige, popularity, and a trust in their own intellect. Overcoming our inherited from Adam fleshly nature without God’s intervention is impossible. God’s gifted nature change is what’s meant by, “being born anew’ ‘born from above’ or ‘born again.’ Without His calling, intervening and giving a desire to turn, People can’t rid themselves of the inherited from Adam sin nature. Without being gifted to believe IN Jesus as He’s manifest to be in Holy Scripture, each goes the way that seems right.

    (Proverbs 14:12 and 16:25 says; There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way that leads to death.)

      When gifted with a desire to know God intimately people need to know where such desires came from. Jesus tells us through His apostle Paul. (Philippians 2:12-13; 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.)

    Jesus’ apostle Paul is a good example, ‘when Jesus called him, opened his mind and sent one to pray for him, Paul didn’t go to fleshly people for understanding.’ See Acts 9:

     Consider; where opinions, divisions etc. come from? Particularly how one becomes a denominational professing Christian? Beliefs come from people with agenda’s selling personal views, usually views fitting worldly outlooks passed down from another.

     Generally Protestants teach, ‘people can become a Christian at a time of their choosing.’ Conversion amounts to church attendance, participation and tithing. For some evidence of conversion is to speak in a language unknown to selves.

    Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholics’ evidence of conversion may be making a sin confession to the priest and demonstrate traditional loyalties. Adults learn church’s catechism to become a mature Christians in their church’s view. Pronounce Children and babies to be Christian at a sprinkling service.

     All such views disagree with Jesus and His apostles’ teaching regarding God’s church. Jesus and His apostles taught, ‘one must be born anew’ ‘born from above’ or ‘fathered by God.’ See John 3:3, 3:7 & 1 Peter 1:23-25. Membership is a God gifted miraculous calling and opening of the mind to comprehend His spiritual truth. Jesus and each apostle used the word, ‘called’ meaning, ‘a spiritually gifted belief in Jesus’ declared message, with a desire to turn from previous life’s sin practices.’

    Jesus must be revealed, before a person can believe IN Him as He’s manifested to be in His Holy Scriptures. The Holy Bible teaches Jesus re-Created this earth from its chaotic conditions caused by a flood, created plant, animal life, Adam and Eve. He placed them in a garden saying; “You may freely eat fruit from every tree of the orchard, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will surely die.” Gen 2:16-17.

    Knowledge of good and evil is only Creator Parent God’s to give, but God knew Satan would tempt and confuse His created children until he’s bound for a thousand years. Satan knew God created in him and people, ‘a desire to know beyond God.’ Satan called God a liar saying; (Surely you will not die, for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will open and you will be like divine beings who know good and evil. Gen 3:4-5.) Eve, then Adam yielded to the desire to know beyond their Creator Parent God and as such, ‘the hostile nature in mankind still desires to know beyond God.’ It’s this desire inherited from Adam that must be overcome in order to inherit eternal life.

     To His Thyatira Church of God Jesus proclaimed; (Rev 2:25-29; However, hold on to what you have until I come. And to the one who conquers and who continues in My deeds until the end, I will give him authority over the nations he will rule them with an iron rod and like clay jars he will break them to pieces, just as I have received the right to rule from my Father — and I will give him the morning star. The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’)

     Jesus said, ‘servants aren’t better than their master’ and He learned obedience  by things He suffered.

    (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. 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.) Overcoming obstacles is the spiritual character building example Jesus shared.

    It’s preplanned that followers of Jesus be as foreigners in the world and their communities to experience overcoming as He did and teach the Way of Life Jesus requires of Believers.

     (1Peter 2:11-12; Dear friends, I urge you as foreigners and exiles to keep away from fleshly desires that do battle against the soul, and maintain good conduct among the non-Christians, so that though they now malign you as wrongdoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God when He appears.)

     People who malign Jesus’ followers in this age will become complementary after Jesus is revealed. Peter’s focus is on the time of Jesus’ return. Populations at large have always been critical of God’s Way people and Truth. The professing Christendom world rejects Jesus’ teaching, ‘primarily because they love this world’s system of things, holidays that honor the likes of Baal etc.’

    Jesus’ followers are spiritually taught to count the cost before making a commitment to Him. Luke recorded Jesus.

    (Luke 14:25-26; Now large crowds were accompanying Jesus, turning to them He said, “If anyone comes to Me does not hate, his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, and even his own life he cannot be My disciple.”)

   Hate Is a bad translation here. The meaning is, ‘Love less by comparison.’

   (Luke 14:27-33; Whoever does not carry his own cross and follow Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, wanting to build a tower doesn’t sit down first and compute the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish the tower, all who see it will begin to make fun of him. They will say, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish!’ Or what king, going out to confront another king in battle, will not sit down first and determine whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? If he can’t succeed, he will send representatives while the other is still a long way off and ask for terms of peace. In the same way therefore not one of you can be My disciple if he does not renounce all his own possessions.)

     Believers are led to conclude, ‘all belongs to God.’ We’re not greater than our master and as such may suffer in similar ways as He did. Believers love the One who gave His life so their sins could be remitted, ‘more than family and possessions.’ Aware, if they persecuted Jesus they’ll persecute people living His Way.

     (John 15:20-21; Jesus said; “Remember what I told you, ‘A slave is not greater than his Master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they obeyed My word, they will obey yours too. But they will do all these things to you on account of My name, because they do not know the One who sent Me.”) Few are persecuted, for using Jesus’ name, ‘but people practicing Jesus’ commands are negatively viewed by the world. His followers expect to be maligned as wrongdoers by unbelieving people. Remember, Christians are in this world but not of this world.

Eternal Life, chapter 4

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

To: In home churches of God. God’s 8th month Cheshvan 5. 5,781,  10/23/20

    Jesus told His apostle Thomas, ‘blessed are those who haven’t seen Me and yet believe.’ Jesus supernaturally appeared in a locked room where His apostles were gathered for fear of the Jews, presented Himself and they rejoiced when they say the Lord. Thomas wasn’t present and later told them, “Unless I see the wounds from the nails in his hands, and put my finger into the wounds from the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will never believe it!” John 20:25.

    (John 20:26-29; Eight days later the disciples were again together in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and examine my hands. Extend your hand and put it into my side. Do not continue in your unbelief, but believe.” 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.”)

    John 20:30-31; 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.) Each apostle expanded on this truth.

    (1Peter 1:8-9; You have not seen Him, but you love Him. You do not see Him now but you believe in Him, and so you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, because you are attaining the goal of your faith – the salvation of your souls.) It’s a gifted belief IN Jesus’ truth that leads to repentance from one’s previous life practices,’ the way that had seemed right leading to eternal death.

     (1Peter 1:10-12; Concerning this salvation, the prophets who predicted the grace that would come to you searched and investigated carefully. They probed into what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when it testified beforehand about the sufferings appointed for Christ and His subsequent glory. They were shown that they were serving not themselves but you, in regard to the things now announced to you through those who proclaimed the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven – things angels long to catch a glimpse of.) Remember that first Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension is when Jesus’ promise to the prophets was partially fulfilled.

      (1Peter 1:13; Therefore, get your minds ready for action by being fully sober, and set your hope completely on the grace that will be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed.) Jesus Christ must be supernaturally revealed in order to understand the Holy Scriptures. Not learned in some Sunday school.

      (1Peter 1:14-17; Like obedient children, do not comply with the evil urges you used to follow in your ignorance, but, like the Holy One who called you, become holy yourselves in all of your conduct, for it is written, “You shall be holy, because I am holy. “Quote from Lev 19:2.” And if you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, live out the time of your temporary residence here in reverence.)

    (1Pet 1:18-19; You know that from your empty way of life inherited from your ancestors you were ransomed – not by perishable things like silver or gold, but by precious blood like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb, namely Christ.) Every follower of and believer in Jesus was foreknown and ransomed to become a spiritual Israelite. One whose battles God fights.

    (1Peter 1:20-21; Jesus was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was manifested in these last times for your sake. Through Him you now trust in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.) This is one of many places demonstrating that Jesus was with God the Father before the foundation of the world and now revealed to believers who live in these last day, particularly.

       The Feast of Tabernacles is about our lives being temporary and Jesus’ good news message going out. God calling out a people and making them family. With God’s calling He gifts people with a desire to be obedient, ‘from a love of God perspective.’ No thought of earning anything because of good works, but practicing His Way out of loving respect. Let’s not lose sight of the fact that, ‘by grace we are saved, not of ourselves.’

    Many religions tend to teach two extremes. (1)Do good works in expectation of gaining, or believe Jesus died for the remission of sin and be saved. (2) Omit the keeping His commandments and making life practice changes. Thus many condone abominable pagan practices in God’s view. Be mindful that Satan too knows Jesus lived and died.

    This freedom we have in Christ Jesus is because of His gifting His faith to us. Faith that’s precious tried and proven is gifted. By Jesus’ faith in us we know that we can’t be indoctrinated or deceived. Many small called out in resident churches are making little waves, which is better than one large worldly group making big waves. Jesus’ good news must go to the ends of the world and we know He’s in charge. We know that unless God the Father shortens time, no flesh will be saved because of Satan’s deceptions. We know His final good news going out will be by two set aside witnesses. Study Revelations 11: and believe.

    God’s Way and this world’s reaction today is Jesus’ prophecy fulfilled. (Matt 24:4-5; Jesus answered them, “Watch out that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will mislead many.) Speaking of unbelievers Jesus also said, (Matt 24:9-14; Then they will hand you over to be persecuted and will kill you. You will be hated by all the nations because of My name. Then many will be led into sin and they will betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will appear and deceive many, and because lawlessness will increase so much, the love of many will grow cold. But the person who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.)

    Consider what’s politically popular in religions circles; what’s the majorities’ doctoring? Consider what’s condoned within denominations. Deceptive doctrines and Baal practices outweigh Jesus’.

      Peter and each apostle made reference to and quoted Moses often. Obedience to Jesus are the key words Moses, Jesus and each apostle taught. Worshiping God in spirit and truth is Old and New Covenant teaching. Worshiping the God of Abraham begins with our knowing, God IS. Gifted revealed knowledge of Jesus’ life before the foundation of this world and His re-Creation, Creation involvement is paramount to knowing God. May we be gifted to believe Jesus’ apostle John’s introduction of Jesus.

    (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. And the Light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.) (Verse 5 should be translated, In Him IS life, and the Life IS the light of mankind. And the Light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.) Putting this text with, Colossians 1:15-20 and Hebrews 1: is paramount text for believers. If denominations taught these three scriptural text; they’d know who gave Moses the ten commandments, oracles and attributes.

      The Good News is, One day the whole world will understand that our Lord, Savior and Shepherd Jesus is the God of Abraham, Moses, the prophets, David and Jesus’ apostles. Creator Jesus inspired each apostle’s letters.

     (1Peter 1:22-25; You have purified your souls by obeying the truth in order to show sincere mutual love. So love one another earnestly from a pure heart. You have been born anew, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and enduring Word of God. For all flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of the grass; the grass withers and the flower falls off, but the Word of the Lord endures forever. And this is the WORD that was proclaimed to you.) Quote from Isaiah 40:6. 8.

      Peter assured Believers IN that they were BORN ANEW, by believing IN the Word. To believe IN Jesus is to practice His Way. A Pharisee ‘Nicodemus’ ask Jesus about being born again; Jesus replied, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is ‘born from above’ he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3.

     The scriptural terminology; ‘being born anew’ or ‘born from above’ or ‘born again’ is to be ‘Fathered by God.’ It’s the gifted miraculous imputation of God’s Spirit put in a person’s mind. It’s the fathering of God! Allow Jesus’ apostle Paul’s spiritual explanation regarding where we each were before being born anew.

     (Ephesians 2:1-3; And although you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you formerly lived according to this world’s present path, according to the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the ruler of the spirit that is now energizing the sons of disobedience, among whom ALL OF US also formerly lived out our lives in the cravings of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath even as the rest.) Children of wrath is the position of each unbeliever.

      We can only turn to God in genuine repentance, worship in spirit and truth, when we’re gifted to know our inherited from Adam nature is what we must turn from. Such turning isn’t from our choosing, but God’s.

     (Eph 2:4-10; But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even though we were dead in transgressions, MADE US ALIVE together with Christ – by grace you are saved! – and He raised us up with Him and SEATED us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, to demonstrate in the coming ages the surpassing wealth of His grace in kindness toward US in Christ Jesus. For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is NOT from yourselves, it is the GIFT of God; it is NOT from works, so that no one can boast. For we are His workmanship, having been, created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.)

      If salvation could come from people’s choosing, they’d have something to boast about.

Eternal Life, chapter 3

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

  To: In home churches of God,  God’s 8th month, Cheshvan 4, 5,781,   10/22/20

Christian folks shouldn’t be overly concerned about national elections, rather they should know God gives citizens rulers they deserve for the most part. Christian’s citizenship is in heaven and loyalty to Jesus is paramount. But this isn’t a popular message among Christendom because they’re of the world and the world loves them. Jesus said, ‘if they hated Me they’ll hate you.’ (John 15:19; If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you do not belong to the world, but I chose you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you.)

    Does the world at large hate the Pope? How about the popular and prosperous protestant teachers who sell books by the thousands? Christians Jesus called know His Matthew 24: prophecies are on target for this age. Jesus sent His brothers ahead to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

    (John 7:14-18; When the feast was half over, Jesus went up to the temple courts and began to teach. Then the Jewish leaders were astonished and said, “How does this man know so much when He has never had formal instruction?” Jesus replied, “My teaching is not from Me, but from the One who sent Me. If anyone wants to do God’s will, he will know about My teaching, whether it is from God or whether I speak from My own authority. The person who speaks on his own authority desires to receive honor for himself; the one who desires the honor of the One who sent him is a man of integrity, and there is no unrighteousness in him.)

    Followers of Jesus need His gifted spiritual understanding in order to live His way. Follower’s need to patiently wait on His revealed spiritual understandings while studying, meditating and seeking His Way. They must come out from among the world. Remember Jesus’ Words, ‘in the world but not of the world.’ God’s calling qualifies the Christian to share in His promises to Abraham and his descendents.

    Religious denominations teach a self qualifying doctrine, saying ‘one may be saved at a time of their choosing.’  Paul and all those God reveals Himself to teach, God DELIVERS, from darkness and TRANSFERS Christians into the Kingdom of His dear Son, Jesus.

    There’s only the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David and those He calls and reveals Himself to. Jesus called each apostle and miraculously calls individuals to be His followers today. Every other god people serve is imaginary. Religious of the world prefer following their imagined gods. One’s manifesting themselves as angels of light with various persuasions. Divided gods that condones making merchandise of people and don’t accept that our Creator is absolute.

    God’s New Covenant isn’t with religions at large who call themselves Christians, but with those who by promise, He calls and leads to follow Jesus. A People called to obey and mimic Jesus in worship. That same Jesus that’s manifested in the Holy Scriptures who clearly identifies the difference in the ones His Father gives Him and the religious at large. He prayed for those the Father gave Him.

    (John 17:9-12; I pray for them: I pray NOT for the world, but for them which You have given Me; for they are Yours. All Mine are Yours, Yours are Mine; and I am glorified in them. Now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world and I come to You Holy Father, keep through Your own name those whom You have given Me, that they may BE ONE as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name, those that You gave Me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.)

    (John 17:13-16; Now come I to You; and these things I SPEAK in the world, that they might have My joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them Your Word; and the world has HATED them, because they are NOT of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray NOT that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil. They are NOT of the world, even as I am not of the world.) (Set apart means to sanctify as Israel was sanctified.)

    (John 17:17-21; Set them apart in the truth; your word is truth. Just as You sent Me into the world, so I sent them into the world. And I set Myself apart on their behalf, so that they too may be truly set apart. “I am not praying only on their behalf, but also on behalf of those who believe in Me through their testimony, that they will all be One, just as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You. I pray that they will be in Us, so that the world will believe that You sent Me.)

    (It can’t be over emphasized, that Jesus wasn’t praying for every Christendom group that uses His name.)

    (John 17:22-23; The glory You gave to Me I have given to them, that they may be One just as we are One I in them and you in Me — that they may be completely One, so that the world will know that You sent Me, and You have loved them just as You have loved Me.)

    (It should give amazing glory to folks realizing that Jesus is asking His Father to love believers just as He loves Him.)

    (John 17:24-26; Father, I want those you have given Me to be with Me where I am, so that they can see My glory that you gave Me because You loved Me before the creation of the world. Righteous Father, even if the world does not know You, I know You, and these men know that You sent Me. I made known Your name to them, and I will continue to make it known, so that the love You have loved Me with may be in them, and I may be in them.)

     Christendom isn’t who Jesus has in mind, only those called to mimic His practices, obey the spiritual intent of His laws, oracles and attributes. Christians know divided groups practice the tradition of Baal, the god of fertility more than Jesus.

    The God of Noah, Abraham, Jacob whose name God changed to Israel is the only Creator God. Satan puts forth many gods; he’s the author of confusion, division and the god of this age. Satan purposely camouflaged the God of Israel before Jesus’ first coming and even more so after His ascension. NOT without Jesus’ knowledge and warning us.

    (Matt 24:4-4; Jesus answered saying to them, “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”)

    Remember Jesus’ parable about the broad way? Christians know it’s the many divided groups practicing evolving traditions that Satan has in his clutches. We conclude, the professing Christian world does not know the God of Israel, His Ways, nor with whom His New Covenant is made. These have an inherited from Adam built in self serving agenda that develops a way seeming right to themselves. That internal agenda has its foundation in many demonic lies. The world is confused about the things they accept as truth and things they accept as lies.

    When the Israelites turned to other gods after having made a covenant with the Lord Jesus, He referred to them as adulterers. Referred to them like breaking marriage covenants. After Jesus’ ascension His apostles, Peter, Paul, John, Jude and James witnessed the apostate that began to shape the thinking of people who had previously professed belief in Him. Pleasures of sin, a love for Satan’s worldly system of things began to hinder true worship. (JAMES wrote as follows, “You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship of the world is ENMITY with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. James 4:1-4) Jesus’ New Covenant is with a preselected called out, ‘born from above people.’ People gifted with a re-birth and transformed from their old inherited from Adam nature. Whose outlook God changed; miraculously imputing His spirit to the mind. Paul explained at Romans 8: review it again.

     Immortality is only God‘s to give, to be born from above is to be fathered by God. Righteousness of God’s law is fulfilled in people who’re gifted with His spirit, and the love of God is miraculously spread abroad in their being. These are led to have no confidence in the flesh and look to God’s Way concerning all things.

    Few Christians are taught they’re spiritual Israelites regardless of ancestry. Few are taught the significance of the Lord God having Israelites put blood over their door facings to be saved from the death angel’s passing over, and looking to Jesus’ shedding His blood for the remission of the world’s sins. Calling attention to the significance of Creator Jesus’ blood sacrifice and His setting aside two days after Passover; the 15th and 22nd days of His first month as annual Sabbaths. Days between foreshadowing putting sin out. Israelites were to put that which puffs up ’leavening’ from their dwellings, foreshadowing putting away sin.

    Jacob’s descendents ’Israel’ was delivered from Egypt on the exact very day as promised Abraham. Deliverance from Egypt likened to modern day spiritual Israelites being delivered from sin. As such, God’s Sabbaths ’weekly and annual’ are set aside for our good and are perpetual.

     Most people using Jesus’ name in worship know Passover as the day Jesus shed His blood for the remission of sin. Fleshly organized religions have instituted paganism associating Jesus’ resurrection with the fertility goddess and sun worship, setting aside good Friday and Easter sunrise worship. The point is when we looking back, we recognize, Jesus’ death partially fulfilled what that first Passover on record foreshadowed. The two annual Sabbaths associated with Passover are perpetual, reminding of the importance of genuine repentance.

     Likewise the third annual Sabbath ‘Pentecost’ was partially fulfilled on that first Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension. Pentecost is the birthday of God’s new covenant church and a perpetual Sabbath. Jesus revealed more fulfillments through His prophet Joel. Seeing the significance of these three annual Sabbaths should cause serious thinking people, genuine followers of Jesus; pause to say the least. Acknowledge God’s Sabbaths is ridiculed by status quo Christendom who’re influenced by Satan and his followers.

    It isn’t an accident that the last four of seven annual Sabbaths are in God’s seventh month. Causing people’s realization of this physical life being temporary and eternal life gifted to believers.   

      (Lev 23:39; On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you gather in the produce of the land, you must celebrate a pilgrim festival of the Lord for seven days. On the first day is a complete rest and on the eighth day is complete rest. This is a perpetual statute throughout your generations; you must celebrate it in the seventh month. You must live in temporary shelters for seven days; every native citizen in Israel must live in temporary shelters, so that your future generations may know that I made the Israelites live in temporary shelters when I brought them out from the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.)

 

 

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    Christian folks shouldn’t be overly concerned about national elections, rather they should know God gives citizens rulers they deserve for the most part. Christian’s citizenship is in heaven and loyalty to Jesus is paramount. But this isn’t a popular message among Christendom because they’re of the world and the world loves them. Jesus said, ‘if they hated Me they’ll hate you.’ (John 15:19; If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you do not belong to the world, but I chose you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you.)

    Does the world at large hate the Pope? How about the popular and prosperous protestant teachers who sell books by the thousands? Christians Jesus called know His Matthew 24: prophecies are on target for this age. Jesus sent His brothers ahead to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

    (John 7:14-18; When the feast was half over, Jesus went up to the temple courts and began to teach. Then the Jewish leaders were astonished and said, “How does this man know so much when He has never had formal instruction?” Jesus replied, “My teaching is not from Me, but from the One who sent Me. If anyone wants to do God’s will, he will know about My teaching, whether it is from God or whether I speak from My own authority. The person who speaks on his own authority desires to receive honor for himself; the one who desires the honor of the One who sent him is a man of integrity, and there is no unrighteousness in him.)

    Followers of Jesus need His gifted spiritual understanding in order to live His way. Follower’s need to patiently wait on His revealed spiritual understandings while studying, meditating and seeking His Way. They must come out from among the world. Remember Jesus’ Words, ‘in the world but not of the world.’ God’s calling qualifies the Christian to share in His promises to Abraham and his descendents.

    Religious denominations teach a self qualifying doctrine, saying ‘one may be saved at a time of their choosing.’  Paul and all those God reveals Himself to teach, God DELIVERS, from darkness and TRANSFERS Christians into the Kingdom of His dear Son, Jesus.

    There’s only the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David and those He calls and reveals Himself to. Jesus called each apostle and miraculously calls individuals to be His followers today. Every other god people serve is imaginary. Religious of the world prefer following their imagined gods. One’s manifesting themselves as angels of light with various persuasions. Divided gods that condones making merchandise of people and don’t accept that our Creator is absolute.

    God’s New Covenant isn’t with religions at large who call themselves Christians, but with those who by promise, He calls and leads to follow Jesus. A People called to obey and mimic Jesus in worship. That same Jesus that’s manifested in the Holy Scriptures who clearly identifies the difference in the ones His Father gives Him and the religious at large. He prayed for those the Father gave Him.

    (John 17:9-12; I pray for them: I pray NOT for the world, but for them which You have given Me; for they are Yours. All Mine are Yours, Yours are Mine; and I am glorified in them. Now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world and I come to You Holy Father, keep through Your own name those whom You have given Me, that they may BE ONE as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name, those that You gave Me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.)

    (John 17:13-16; Now come I to You; and these things I SPEAK in the world, that they might have My joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them Your Word; and the world has HATED them, because they are NOT of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray NOT that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil. They are NOT of the world, even as I am not of the world.) (Set apart means to sanctify as Israel was sanctified.)

    (John 17:17-21; Set them apart in the truth; your word is truth. Just as You sent Me into the world, so I sent them into the world. And I set Myself apart on their behalf, so that they too may be truly set apart. “I am not praying only on their behalf, but also on behalf of those who believe in Me through their testimony, that they will all be One, just as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You. I pray that they will be in Us, so that the world will believe that You sent Me.)

    (It can’t be over emphasized, that Jesus wasn’t praying for every Christendom group that uses His name.)

    (John 17:22-23; The glory You gave to Me I have given to them, that they may be One just as we are One I in them and you in Me — that they may be completely One, so that the world will know that You sent Me, and You have loved them just as You have loved Me.)

    (It should give amazing glory to folks realizing that Jesus is asking His Father to love believers just as He loves Him.)

    (John 17:24-26; Father, I want those you have given Me to be with Me where I am, so that they can see My glory that you gave Me because You loved Me before the creation of the world. Righteous Father, even if the world does not know You, I know You, and these men know that You sent Me. I made known Your name to them, and I will continue to make it known, so that the love You have loved Me with may be in them, and I may be in them.)

     Christendom isn’t who Jesus has in mind, only those called to mimic His practices, obey the spiritual intent of His laws, oracles and attributes. Christians know divided groups practice the tradition of Baal, the god of fertility more than Jesus.

    The God of Noah, Abraham, Jacob whose name God changed to Israel is the only Creator God. Satan puts forth many gods; he’s the author of confusion, division and the god of this age. Satan purposely camouflaged the God of Israel before Jesus’ first coming and even more so after His ascension. NOT without Jesus’ knowledge and warning us.

    (Matt 24:4-4; Jesus answered saying to them, “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”)

    Remember Jesus’ parable about the broad way? Christians know it’s the many divided groups practicing evolving traditions that Satan has in his clutches. We conclude, the professing Christian world does not know the God of Israel, His Ways, nor with whom His New Covenant is made. These have an inherited from Adam built in self serving agenda that develops a way seeming right to themselves. That internal agenda has its foundation in many demonic lies. The world is confused about the things they accept as truth and things they accept as lies.

    When the Israelites turned to other gods after having made a covenant with the Lord Jesus, He referred to them as adulterers. Referred to them like breaking marriage covenants. After Jesus’ ascension His apostles, Peter, Paul, John, Jude and James witnessed the apostate that began to shape the thinking of people who had previously professed belief in Him. Pleasures of sin, a love for Satan’s worldly system of things began to hinder true worship. (JAMES wrote as follows, “You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship of the world is ENMITY with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. James 4:1-4) Jesus’ New Covenant is with a preselected called out, ‘born from above people.’ People gifted with a re-birth and transformed from their old inherited from Adam nature. Whose outlook God changed; miraculously imputing His spirit to the mind. Paul explained at Romans 8: review it again.

     Immortality is only God‘s to give, to be born from above is to be fathered by God. Righteousness of God’s law is fulfilled in people who’re gifted with His spirit, and the love of God is miraculously spread abroad in their being. These are led to have no confidence in the flesh and look to God’s Way concerning all things.

    Few Christians are taught they’re spiritual Israelites regardless of ancestry. Few are taught the significance of the Lord God having Israelites put blood over their door facings to be saved from the death angel’s passing over, and looking to Jesus’ shedding His blood for the remission of the world’s sins. Calling attention to the significance of Creator Jesus’ blood sacrifice and His setting aside two days after Passover; the 15th and 22nd days of His first month as annual Sabbaths. Days between foreshadowing putting sin out. Israelites were to put that which puffs up ’leavening’ from their dwellings, foreshadowing putting away sin.

    Jacob’s descendents ’Israel’ was delivered from Egypt on the exact very day as promised Abraham. Deliverance from Egypt likened to modern day spiritual Israelites being delivered from sin. As such, God’s Sabbaths ’weekly and annual’ are set aside for our good and are perpetual.

     Most people using Jesus’ name in worship know Passover as the day Jesus shed His blood for the remission of sin. Fleshly organized religions have instituted paganism associating Jesus’ resurrection with the fertility goddess and sun worship, setting aside good Friday and Easter sunrise worship. The point is when we looking back, we recognize, Jesus’ death partially fulfilled what that first Passover on record foreshadowed. The two annual Sabbaths associated with Passover are perpetual, reminding of the importance of genuine repentance.

     Likewise the third annual Sabbath ‘Pentecost’ was partially fulfilled on that first Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension. Pentecost is the birthday of God’s new covenant church and a perpetual Sabbath. Jesus revealed more fulfillments through His prophet Joel. Seeing the significance of these three annual Sabbaths should cause serious thinking people, genuine followers of Jesus; pause to say the least. Acknowledge God’s Sabbaths is ridiculed by status quo Christendom who’re influenced by Satan and his followers.

    It isn’t an accident that the last four of seven annual Sabbaths are in God’s seventh month. Causing people’s realization of this physical life being temporary and eternal life gifted to believers.   

      (Lev 23:39; On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you gather in the produce of the land, you must celebrate a pilgrim festival of the Lord for seven days. On the first day is a complete rest and on the eighth day is complete rest. This is a perpetual statute throughout your generations; you must celebrate it in the seventh month. You must live in temporary shelters for seven days; every native citizen in Israel must live in temporary shelters, so that your future generations may know that I made the Israelites live in temporary shelters when I brought them out from the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.)

Eternal Life, chapter 2

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

To: In home churches of God. God’s 8th month Cheshvan 2, 5,781,  10/20/20

    Jesus teaches us through His apostle Paul and John that Abraham’s Descendant is Jesus, confirming that Genesis 17:7-8; should read; (“I will confirm My covenant as a perpetual covenant between me and you. It will extend to your Descendant 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.”) Christians are spiritual descendants of Abraham, David and Jesus.) From Paul we have; (Gal 3:16; “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.””)

    Jesus teaches through Jeremiah that He’s the righteous Branch, Descendant of David. Jeremiah 23:5 & 33:15; (”I, the LORD, promise, a new time will certainly come when I will raise up for them a righteous Branch, a Descendant of David. He will rule over them with wisdom and understanding and will do what is just and right in the land.”)

     The Lord God Jesus’ promises to Abraham and Jeremiah are perpetual promises to all who’d become believers through the Word.

    (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.)

    This is the gospel ‘good news’ which the apostles were persecuted for teaching. (2Tim 2:7-9; Think about what I am saying and the Lord will give you understanding of all this. Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a Descendant of David; such is my gospel, for which I suffer hardship to the point of imprisonment as a criminal, but God’s message is not imprisoned!)

    Jesus revealed to His apostle John; Rev 22:16; (”I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the Root and the Descendant of David, the bright morning Star!”) Remember Paul identifies Jesus as followers, (Col 1:15-20; He’s the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven and on earth were created by Him — all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers — all things were created through Him and for Him. He Himself is before all things and all things are held together in Him. He’s the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that He Himself may become first in all things. For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in the Son and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.)

    Jesus is Sustainer of this universe, He’ll keeps all things together until a set aside time. He’s the answer to mankind’s attempt to explain the sun’s continued burning without losing strength, earth’s core of molten rock, volcano eruptions that put more carbon emissions out in one day than all mankind’s burning fossil fuels can in a year, the ocean’s depth and sea level’s maintained. Jesus sustains seasons on earth by earth’s revolving around the sun. See Proverbs 8: John 1:1-5 and Hebrews 1.

    Jesus said and His followers believe they can’t serve God and money. We can’t believe global warming is a doom’s day condition controllable by man as modern theorist would have the us think and believe in our Creator’s Word. For the most part, unbelieving people agree among themselves that the god they believe IN isn’t the God of Israel.

    (Luke 16:10-13; “The one who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and the one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. If then you haven’t been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will entrust you with the true riches? and if you haven’t been trustworthy with someone else’s property who will give you your own. No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”)

    True property is knowledge of God’s Word and believing IN Jesus’ deeds and as He’s presented in Holy Scripture. This world’s evolutionary thinkers are devoted to its demonic theories, despises God’s Way and people adhering to His Way.

   (Luke 16:14-15; “The Pharisees (who loved money) heard all this and ridiculed Jesus. But Jesus said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in men’s eyes, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly prized among men is utterly detestable in God’s sight.”)

    When Jesus speaks of love of money it goes without saying that He also means, loving prestige, status and control over others.

    God’s grace and mercy is extended to the whole world, allowing all to go the way that seems right to themselves, except those He calls and reveals Himself to. However, individuals living the way that seems right to themselves is in part cause of division and chaos that plays into Satan’s deceptive purposes. People have been deciding for self from the foundation of the world, Cain is the first recorded, but Holy Scriptures teach our inherited fleshly intellect isn’t parallel with God’s will and purpose. The fleshly nature inherited from Adam is hostile to God’s Way of faith living. HOW so? Ours like Adam’s is a self serving nature that must be changed.

    We must have two major obstacles removed. (1) The old inherited nature must be changed to the likened to Jesus’, that’s a spiritual re-creation. (2) Satan’s demonic deceptions need to be exposed and Jesus’ LIGHT shined in our being. God has the solution and His Way will be carried out in spite of Satan leading mankind’s efforts. God’s corrective measures are by design and His plan is on the horizon. God’s Kingdom is coming and Satan will be bound. TRUTH will cover this earth as water the ocean. Before that, remember Jesus told of terrible plagues coming as prophesied before His return. Study Matthew 24. EVERY Believer’s prayer must be, ‘God extend mercy and shorten this age of Satan’s dominating rule.’

    Our Creator’s ultimate purpose is to have unity among His people now and particularly in His millennial kingdom. Satan’s purpose is to divide, play people’s self serving nature against one another, cause infightings and war. Consider the divisionary history of people using Jesus’ name, how they are divided and that result. We have the history of God’s spirit leading called out believers IN Jesus during the apostolic era, how they were spirit led to respect honor and keep times God said were holy to Him.

    Satan’s demonically led people were about the business of organizing estrangements from Judaism and Christians’ keeping times foreshadowing God’s planning. The seventh day Sabbath foreshadowing God’s set aside millennial rest from the pulls of our inherited nature and Satan’s influences. Modern Christendom uses Jesus’ name to divide. Jesus’ apostle Paul addresses the nature change Christians are gifted with in his letters to the Colossian church of God and all Saints.

    (Colossians 1:1-4; From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God and Timothy our brother, To the Saints, faithful brothers and sisters in Christ at Colossae. Grace, and peace to you from God our Father. We always give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ when we pray for you, since we heard about your faith in Christ Jesus and the love that you have for all the Saints.)

    Spirit led Saints heard the prophetic words about Jesus’ coming, His prophesied deeds, fulfilling prophecy by sacrificing Himself for the sins of the world and were spirit led to believe IN Jesus’ deeds. Loving one another was and is number one fruit ‘result’ of God’s indwelling spirit. Allow Jesus’ words through His Apostle John.

     (1John 4:20-5:2; If anyone says, I love God and yet hates his fellow Christian, he is a liar, because the one who does not love his fellow Christian whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And the commandment we have from Him is this, ‘the one who loves God should love his fellow Christian too.’

    (1John 5:1-2; Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been fathered by God and everyone who loves the Father loves the child fathered by Him. By this we know that we love the children of God: whenever we love God and obey His commandments. For this is the love of God: that we keep His commandments. And His commandments do not weigh us down, because everyone who has been fathered by God conquers the world.)

    The imputation of God’s spirit to the mind is God’s fathering and is required to be a child of God. His fathering produces a gifted desire to Love His Way and Hate Evil. Christians are gifted and led to have faith to believe IN Jesus. There’s only ONE WAY to demonstrate faith in Jesus Christ, ‘keep His commandments.’ People fathered by God are spirit led to LOVE HIS WAY. Christens are commanded to examine themselves in His light. Ask yourselves, what’s about God’s commandment I don’t like? Which command when kept, would do me harm?

    (Col 1:5-8; Your faith and love have arisen from the hope laid up for you in heaven, which you have heard about in the message of truth, the gospel that has come to you. Just as in the entire world, this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, so it has also been bearing fruit and growing among you from the first day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth. You learned the gospel from Epaphras, our dear fellow slave, a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, who also told us of your love in the Spirit.)

    The message of revealed truth is each individual’s hope for themselves and the world! We hope the whole world will soon believe IN and know the love of God. Christians are given the grace to Believe IN now. The separation between gifted Believers and unbelievers is, ‘Believers IN are spirit led to recognize truth, while unbelievers aren’t gifted to grasp spiritual facts. Only by and through believing Jesus’ Words’ are scriptures opened to their understanding.

    (Col 1:9-14; For this reason we also, from the day we heard about you, have not ceased praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding so that you may live worthily of the Lord and please Him in all respects – bearing fruit in every good deed, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might for the display of all patience and steadfastness, joyfully giving thanks to the Father who has QUALIFIED you to share in the Saints’ inheritance in the light. He DELIVERED us from the power of darkness and TRANSFERED us to the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.) God’s Holy Spirit supernaturally unites with our spirit makes us love His law, one another and desire to please Him in every way. We then know to whom we belong and why.

Eternal life, chapter 1

Sunday, October 18th, 2020

To: In residence Churches of God. God’s 7th month, Tishrii 30, 5,781. 10/18/29…….  It’s in our nature to take blessings for granted. Five years plus a couple weeks ago, I had a major 13 hour surgery, was in intensive care about two weeks and on dialysis about eight months, since then counting blessing and being thankful has been almost an hourly thing. Such ordeals’ gives pause about life. I went to surgery mentally and spiritually holding to my God gifted belief that my sprit had been fathered by God’s Holy Spirit making me His literal child. Spiritually and mentally I was in prayer before the Living God at heavenly Jerusalem. 

  (Hebrews 12:22-24; But you have come to Mount Zion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to myriads of angels, to the assembly and congregation of the firstborn, who are enrolled in heaven, to God the judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous who have been made perfect, to Jesus, the Mediator of a New Covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks of something better than Abel’s does.) …….    Assembly and congregation of the firstborn ‘Jesus,’ is His church, those whose names are written in the Lamb book of life. Jesus has been speaking from this spiritual Mt, Zion through His apostles since His ascension.

    (Heb 12:25-29; Take care not to refuse the One who is speaking! For if they did not escape when they refused the One who warned them on earth, how much less shall we, if we reject the One who warns from heaven? Then His voice shook the earth, but now He has promised, “I will once more shake not only the earth but heaven too.” Now this phrase “once more” indicates the removal of what is shaken, that is, of created things, so that what is unshaken may remain. So since we are receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us give thanks, and through this let us offer worship pleasing to God in devotion and awe. For our God is indeed a devouring fire.) ……….These verses are after the writer reminds today’s worshipers of the Israelites fear when before physical Mt. Zion, when Jesus came down with power.

    (Heb 12:18-21; For, you 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 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.”) See Exodus 19:12-13, Deut 9:19 and Gen 5:10.

     Physical Israelites made an ‘obedient covenant with the Lord, promising to trust Him, honor His law, oracles and attributes for their good. He tells us through Paul that the Israelites didn’t understand by faith as did Abraham. Paul shares with follower of Jesus, ‘spiritual Israelites’ about our New Covenant’s being gifted to believe in Jesus’ shed blood and promise of eternal life, and our need to be mindful of deceptions.   

     (Gal 3:1-10; You foolish Galatians! Who has cast a spell on you? Before your eyes Jesus Christ was vividly portrayed as crucified! The only thing I want to learn from you is this: Did you receive the Spirit by doing the works of the law or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? Although you began with the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by human effort? Have you suffered so many things for nothing? — if indeed it was for nothing. Does God then give you the Spirit and work miracles among you by your doing the works of the law or by your believing what you heard? Just as Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness, so then understand that those who believe are the sons of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, proclaimed the gospel to Abraham ahead of time, saying, “All the nations will be blessed in you.” So then those who believe are blessed along with Abraham the believer. All nations being ultimately blessed in Abraham is the gospel.

   For all who rely on doing the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not keep doing everything written in the book of the law.)

    (Gal 3:11-14; Now it is clear no one is justified before God by the law, because the righteous one will live by faith. But the law is not based on faith, but the one who does the works of the law will live by them. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree,” in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham would come to the Gentiles, so that we could receive the promise of the Spirit by faith.)     

 Law, promise and contract examples.

(Gal 3:15-21; 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. 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. 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. 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.)

    Paul is speaking of Jesus’ faith and people believing in Him by faith.

    (Gal 3:22-23; But the scriptures 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.)    REVEALED, not learned or taught through demonically divided denominations. By believing in Jesus people are declared righteous by His ‘the Descendant’s faith.’ Believing in, followers of Jesus are no longer under a guardian, the rest are.

    (Gal 3:24-29; 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. 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.)

     Paul continues Jesus’ gifted faith subject to the Romans and all called believers.

  (Rom 8:11-17; Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of God’s glory. Not only this, but we also rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance, character, and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. For, while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. (For rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person perhaps someone might possibly dare to die.) But God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, because we have now been declared righteous by His blood, we will be saved through Him from God’s wrath. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, how much more, since we have been reconciled, will we be saved by His life? Not only this, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received this reconciliation. So then, just as sin entered the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all people because all sinned – for before the law was given, sin was in the world, but there is no accounting for sin when there is no law. Yet death reigned from Adam until Moses even over those who did not sin in the same way that Adam (who is a type of the coming one) transgressed. But the gracious gift is not like the transgression.

    For if the many died through the transgression of the one man, how much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the One man Jesus Christ multiply to the many! And the gift is not like the one who sinned. For judgment, resulting from the one transgression, led to condemnation, but the gracious gift from the many failures led to justification. For if, by the transgression of the one man, death reigned through the one, how much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ!) 

    We’re all procreations of one man, Adam and all transgressed because we all inherited his nature, that only God can change, so immortality is only through Him.

    (Rom 8:18-20; Consequently, just as condemnation for all people came through one transgression, so too through the one righteous act came righteousness leading to life for all people. For just as through the disobedience of the one man many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of One man many will be made righteous. Now the law came in so that the transgression may increase, but where sin increased, grace multiplied all the more, so that just as sin reigned in death, so also grace will reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.)

    Who’s gifted with the mind to look around? Observe individuals living according to the traditions of Baal. Study Jeremiah chapters 9 & 10 and ask the question, “has this world’s religions progressed toward the traditions of Baal.?”

    We explored Proverbs 8: in a previous study, discovering that Jesus spoke to us through Solomon, saying in fact, He was God the Father’s delight, an instrument in Creation. Jesus revealed to and had His apostles’ write, revealing the same to Believers IN for understanding. Professing Christians in our age, attempt to believe in evolving popular opinions with the majorities teaching an evolution mix. Thinking possibly, mankind can fix the likes of global warming, and that people can gain spiritual knowledge without God.

    The god of this world has people thinking they’re as deity and they are being gods to themselves when they decide for themselves. Institutions of so called higher education don’t believe in the authenticity of God breathed Holy Scriptures, thus the holy book is ignored and thought of as a book of myths.

Way revealed to Abraham, Moses & Jesus’ apostles, chapter 29 of 29

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

To: In Home churches of God, God’s 7th month, Tishrei 29, 5,881, 10/17/2020th

    People deciding for themselves what’s right, wrong, good and evil, are as many as they are people. When indoctrinated to particular views it’s fleshly difficult to accept truths. Communism, and all governing philosophies like religious doctrines has their hold on people’s beliefs. Israel’s history is preserved for our learning in this regard. Egyptian ways, gods, and habits, were so ingrained in Israelites that only Joshua and Caleb overcame, trusted the Lord and were allowed into the promised lands. The adults who were delivered from Egypt couldn’t rid themselves of the indoctrination.

    When the Lord God Jesus called Moses, revealed Himself as Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’s God; the Lord knew Moses’ task with His stubborn chosen people. Speaking of Christendom’s teaching; ‘just believe and be saved doctrine particularly’ is a twist on Jesus’ truths. Accordingly not many old practices have to be changed for membership in its churches.    

    Heavenly Father: give many to know that Satan has this whole world deceived with many doctrines that confuse and divide for his purpose. Make many realize that only through Your revelations is truth believed and the gift of turning from previously held practices desired.  Help people realize, the way seeming right to the natural mind is the way to death. Please bless many individuals with understanding according to Your loving kindness is our prayer in Jesus’ holy name. AMEN. 

    Understand; God is One, Satan is many, God’s church is One, and demonically led religions are many. God’s church is in fact the family of God, its foundation is the prophets, apostles and Jesus Himself the chief cornerstone. God the Father’s calling out a people to Believe IN Jesus is principally founded in Abraham, who through gifted faith believed IN the Lord’s promises for His chosen descendents; include spiritual Israelites – Christians. Since Jesus’ ascension and glorification, His New Covenant is ratified for called out believers. Paul shares; (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.) Thus followers of Jesus are spiritual Israelites, ‘a people set aside for God’s purpose.’

    The Lord God Jesus changed Jacob’s name to Israel; the word Israel meaning - God fights. Understanding that our Christian root starts with Abraham, and more particularly Jacob whose name He changed to Israel. People God fights for are today’s Spiritual Israelites. So, if we belong to Christ, we’re descendants of Abraham and the Descendent Jesus.

    There’s no God but the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, our Lord’s prophets and apostles. Jesus’ selecting, called His apostles and each individual since, was and is preplanned, predestined. All other religions prefer following THEIR imaginary gods and many in Christendom use Jesus’ name while making Him fit their imagination. Manifesting themselves as angels of light they reluctantly condone one another’s practices, each making merchandise of their constitutions.

     Jesus’ New Covenant isn’t with worldly religions, or denominations that call themselves Christian while practicing paganism. The New Covenant is WITH those chosen by promise, spiritually led to follow Jesus, obey and mimic His practices. He’s the one manifested to be The Christ in the Holy Scriptures. Jesus clearly identifies those God the Father gave Him from the religions at large.

     (John 17:9-16; I pray for them: I pray NOT for the world, but for them which You have given Me; for they are Yours. And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine; and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your own name those whom You have given Me, that they may BE ONE, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name: those that You gave Me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to You; and these things I SPEAK in the world, that they might have My joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them Your Word; and the world has HATED them, because they are NOT of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil. They are NOT of the world, even as I am not of the world.)

     Followers of Jesus don’t decide for themselves what’s right, wrong, good and evil, but worship, believe in, mimic Him as their mentor in all things. Jesus didn’t pray for denominations that use His name! This world’s divided Christendom follows the old traditions of Baal, the ancient Semitic god: a fertility or nature god worshiped by the Canaanites and the Phoenicians, and considered a false god by the ancient Hebrews. Satan has put him and many gods out to deceive, because he’s the author of confusion, dividing god of this age - world. Additionally, Satan camouflaged the God of Israel ‘Jesus.’ NOT without Jesus’ knowledge and His forewarning us.

     (Matt 24:4-4; Jesus answered, saying to them, “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”)

     Consider Jesus’ parable about the broad way. It’s the many divided groups practicing evolving traditions that Satan has in his clutches. Deceiving professing Christians with practices of Baal’s type; pagan traditions, while ignoring traditions Jesus’ and His apostles practiced and handed down.

     We should conclude, the professing Christian world at large doesn’t know the God of Israel, His Ways, nor with whom His New Covenant is made. People of the world have an inherited built in self serving agenda that develops their way of life and beliefs. It’s an internal agenda founded on many demonic lies. Satan has the whole world confused about the things they accept as truth and as lies.

     When God’s chosen people ‘the Israelites’ turned to other gods after having made covenant promises, Jesus referred to them as spiritual adulterers, likening them to breaking a marriage covenant. Apostles Peter, Paul, John, Jude and brother James, all witnessed the apostate that began to shape the thinking of people who had previously professed belief in the Lord God Jesus. Pleasures of sin and a love for Satan’s worldly system of things began to hinder true worship.

    (JAMES wrote as follows; “You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship of the world is ENMITY with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”) See James 4:1-4.

    From fleshly logic, it seems people would think professing Christians would investigate the traditions they practice. But Jesus told us why they do not. Let’s review Luke 6:46-49 again;” Why call you Me, Lord, Lord, and DO NOT the things which I say? Whosoever comes to Me, hears My sayings, and DOES them, I will show you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and dug deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.”

     Jesus’ New Covenant is with those who’re spiritually born from above. People gifted with a re-birth; transformed from their old inherited nature, whose outlook God changed by miraculously imputing His spirit to the mind. Paul explained at Romans 8: it’s worth reviewing again.

    (Romans 8:3-10; For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh; that the righteousness of the law might be FULFILLED in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For, they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is LIFE and peace. Because the carnal mind is ENMITY against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then, they that are in the flesh CANNOT please God. But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, IF so be that the Spirit of God DWELL IN YOU. Now if any man HAVE NOT the Spirit of Christ, HE IS NONE OF HIS. And if Christ BE IN YOU, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is LIFE because of righteousness.)

     GIFT OF IMMORTALITY is only God‘s to give. To be born from above is to be fathered by God. The righteousness of God’s law is fulfilled in people gifted with His spirit because the love of God is spread abroad in their being. Such individuals are led to have no confidence in the flesh and look to God’s Way, concerning all things.

    (Rom 8:11-17; 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 itself 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.)

     (Rom 8:18-25; For I consider that our present sufferings cannot even be compared to the glory that will be revealed to us. For the creation eagerly waits for the revelation of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility — not willingly but because of God who subjected it — in hope that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of decay into the glorious freedom of God’s children. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers together until now. Not only this, but we ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we eagerly await our adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope, because who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with endurance.)

    (Rom 8:26-30; In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how we should pray, but the Spirit itself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes on behalf of the Saints according to God’s will. And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose, because those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that His Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those He predestined, He also called; and those He called, He also justified; and those He justified, He also glorified.)

    So what can we do for ourselves that God hasn’t done, ‘pray for perseverance and overcome to the end.’

Way revealed to Abraham, Moses & Jesus’ apostles, chapter 28

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

To: In home churches of God. Tishrei 26, 5,781,  10/14/20

    Jesus’ apostles didn’t understand the Holy Scriptures until after He returned, breathed on and opened their minds, even after spending more than three years, seeing miracles etc. with Him; but fleshly minded people attend denominational schools to learn their divisional doctrines. Few teach ‘being born again’ – ‘born from above,’ is essential for spiritual understanding. Few understand a supernatural changed nature makes recipients of the Holy Spirit literal children of God through Jesus’ shed blood sacrifice. The foundation for this understanding is through Isaac, ‘Abraham’s son’ of promise. Jesus revealed and Paul gives the lesson regarding these who’re chosen by promise.

     (Rom 9:1-5; I am telling the truth in Christ (I am not lying!) for my conscience assures me in the Holy Spirit I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed — cut off from Christ — for the sake of my people, my fellow countrymen, who are Israelites. To them belong the adoption as sons, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. To them belong the patriarchs, and from them, by human descent, came the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever! Amen.)

    Writing to a largely gentile Church of God, Paul teaches; adoption as sons, promises and law is through Jesus the prophesied by Savior who is God over all. Compare with Colossians 1:15-20.

    (Rom 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 are all Abraham’s children true descendants; rather, “through Isaac will your descendants be counted.”) See Gen 21:12.

    Since Jesus’ ascension, glorification and return, genuine followers of Him are true Israel and heirs with Abraham. (Gal 3:26-29; 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. 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.)

    Rom 9:8-13; 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.” 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 Gen 18:10-14 & 25:23.

    Genuine followers of Jesus are children of promise and counted as descendents.

    (Rom 9:14-18; 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.) See Exodus 9:16.

    Some religions attempt to sell a Jesus that loves everyone alike, ‘you choose, believe and be saved.’ Not understanding ‘that’s emotional works of the flesh.’ (Ephesians 2:8-10; For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast. For, we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.)

    (Rom 9:19-26; 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.“) See Isaiah 29:16 & 45:9.

     (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.” See Isa 10:22-23.” 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.

     Had God not preplanned Jesus’ descendants humanity would be like Sodom. Its fleshly people’s desire to make gods, even Jesus in an image fitting their notion of how He should be, that causes division. Israel’s and each fleshly person’s unbelief was known to God before Moses was called to deliver by promise.

    (Rom 9:30-33; What shall we say then? —that the Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness obtained it, that is a righteousness that is by faith, but Israel even though pursuing a law of righteousness did not attain it. Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but (as if it were possible) by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone, just as it is written, “Look, I am laying in Zion a stone that will cause people to stumble and a rock that will make them fall, yet the one who believes in Him will not be put to shame.“)

    The denominational minded Pharisees and Sadducees, like today’s Christendom religions, assume they can intellectually or through schooling understand spiritual things. Many assume Christ being the end of the law means the law is done away; Christ is the end of the law of works for people who’re spiritually born from above, because God’s spiritual intent of the law is gifted to the mind, even magnifying. Remember what Jesus said about adultery? The principle; even to look lustfully is adultery. See Matthew 5:28. & 15:18; regarding murder.

    (Rom 10:1-4; Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God on behalf of my fellow Israelites is for their salvation. For I can testify that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not in line with the truth. For ignoring the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking instead to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. For, Christ is the end of the law, with the result that there is righteousness for everyone who believes.)

     All Israelites aren’t spiritual descendents of Abraham and all who say they believe in Jesus aren’t spiritually born from above. Most professing Christians are in and of the world, practicing pagan partnerships to prove it.  

    (2Cor 6:14-18; Do not become partners with those who do not believe, for what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship does light have with darkness? And what agreement does Christ have with Beliar? Or what does a believer share in common with an unbeliever? And what mutual agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said, “I will live in them and will walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be My people.” Therefore “come out from their midst, and be separate,” says the Lord, “and touch no unclean thing, and I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters,” says the All-Powerful Lord.) Always study the whole and review Heb 9: from last study. Peter shares the purpose for teaching Jesus’ good news.

     (1Peter 4:1-8; So, since Christ suffered in the flesh, you also arm yourselves with the same attitude, because the one who has suffered in the flesh has finished with sin, in that he spends the rest of his time on earth concerned about the will of God and not human desires. For the time that has passed was sufficient for you to do what the non-Christians desire. You lived then in debauchery, evil desires, drunkenness, carousing, drinking bouts and wanton idolatries. So they are astonished when you do not rush with them into the same flood of wickedness, and they vilify you. They will face a reckoning before Jesus Christ who stands ready to judge the living and the dead.

    Now it was for this very purpose that the gospel was preached to those who are now dead, so that though they were judged in the flesh by human standards they may live spiritually by God’s standards. For the culmination of all things is near. So be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of prayer.  Above all keep your love for one another fervent, because love covers a multitude of sins.)

    Heavenly Father: gift many the realization that Satan has the whole world deceived. Gift many to realize that only through Jesus, is the gift of turning from the way that seems right to the natural mind to Your truth. Bless and lead each called individual according to Your loving kindness we pray in Jesus’ name. AMEN

     The Church of God” is built on the foundations of Jesus’ prophets, apostles and Jesus Himself the chief cornerstone. God the Father’s calling out a people to Believe IN Jesus has its foundation in Abraham, who by promise and gifted faith walked with God. Promises to and through Abraham’s descendents include spiritual Israelites ‘Christians’ in this age since Jesus’ ascension. Followers of Jesus are spiritual Israelites. The word Israel, means “God fights.” The root goes back to, Abraham and particularly Our Lord changing Jacob’s name. Thus, if we belong to Christ, we’re Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.