Eternal Life, chapter 15

To: In residence Churches of God. God’s 8th month, Cheshvan 25, 5,981. 11/15/20

   Peter looked forward to the millennial end and final judgment. Review 2Peter 3:10-13. Much of God’s planning was revealed to Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos, Ezra and others, as prophesied more would be understood by His people in these latter days. Particularly to God’s Elect. Peter’s prophecy includes Jesus’ 2nd coming through His millennium, ‘a thousand years later’ and New Jerusalem coming down with God the Father.

       Oh the wonder and mystery of it all. Consider what gifted spiritual faith makes people ponder about and believe in. What a miracle to have minds opened and our Creator revealed. Jesus’ gifted faith in us recognizes God’s righteousness and a belief in Him that knows all things are sustained by Him. People returning from space ventures marvel at the order and make comments regarding God’s orderly universe.   

     Consider that this earth’s core is molten rock that’s sustained by forces fleshly man cannot comprehend, how volcanoes sometimes form land surfaces that are now inhabited, how they’ve been spewing for close to 6,000 years while this earth’s core temperature and pressures remain constant. Man’s seismographic systems predict more volcanoes, and Jesus predicted an increase in earthquakes as the end of this age nears.

    What about the sun’s burning all these years, and is seemingly replenishing itself. Believers know God is the Sustainer. What about this earth’s revolving in an egg shaped circle around the sun, causing our seasons? None is by accident, and its accuracy is sustained by our Creator and Sustainer, ‘Jesus.’ See Col 1:15-20, Hebrews 1: and John 1:1-5.

    Consider God’s calendar. Which of His planning do you suppose came first?  Planning His calendar fitting seasons, OR seasons to fit His calendar? Did He preplan this earth’s movement around the sun, first? We don’t know which was first, we do know it was and is all planned out by our Master Architect.

    God ordained weekly and annual Sabbaths foreshadowing much of His planning. He preplanned His Son’s coming as Savior of the world and spiritually gifted the minds of called Believers to understand His first and second coming, resurrections, His millennial reign, judgments and New Jerusalem’s coming down.

    How awesome that New Jerusalem’s foundations are named for His twelve apostles and its gates for the twelve tribes of Israel! Jesus revealed these to John.

    (Revelations 21:12-14; New Jerusalem has a massive, high wall with twelve gates, with twelve angels at the gates, and the names of the twelve tribes of the nation of Israel are written on the gates. There are three gates on the east side, three gates on the north side, three gates on the south side and three gates on the west side. The wall of the city has twelve foundations, and on them are the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.)

     Jesus’ apostle Paul explained this mystery to the Ephesians and God’s churches. (Eph 2:19-22; 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.)

    The Son of God’s physical birth and second coming was prophesied.

   (Isaiah 11:1-16; A shoot will grow out of Jesse’s root stock, a bud will sprout from his roots. The Lord’s spirit will rest on Him, a spirit that gives extraordinary wisdom, a spirit that provides the ability to execute plans, a spirit that produces absolute loyalty to the Lord. He will take delight in obeying the Lord. He will not judge by mere appearances, or make decisions on the basis of hearsay. He will treat the poor fairly, and make right decisions for the downtrodden of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and order the wicked to be EXECUTED. Justice will be like a belt around His waist, integrity will be like a belt around His hips.

    A wolf will reside with a lamb, and a leopard will lie down with a young goat; an ox and a young lion will graze together, as a small child LEADS them along. A cow and a bear will graze together, and their young will lie down together. A lion, like an ox, will eat straw. A baby will play over the hole of a snake; over the nest of a serpent an infant will put his hand. They will no longer injure or destroy on My entire royal mountain. For there will be universal SUBMISSION to the Lord’s sovereignty, just as the waters completely cover the sea.

    At that time a root from Jesse will stand like a signal flag for the nations. Nations will look to Him for guidance, and His residence will be majestic. At that time the Sovereign Master will again lift His hand to reclaim the remnant of His people from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and the seacoasts. He will lift a signal flag for the nations; He will gather Israel’s dispersed people and assemble Judah’s scattered people from the four corners of the earth.

    Ephraim’s jealousy will end, and Judah’s hostility will be eliminated. Ephraim will no longer be jealous of Judah, and Judah will no longer be hostile toward Ephraim. They will swoop down on the Philistine hills to the west; together they will loot the people of the east. They will take over Edom and Moab, and the Ammonites will be their subjects. The Lord will divide the gulf of the Egyptian Sea; He will wave His hand over the Euphrates River and send a strong wind, He will turn it into seven dried-up streams, and enable them to walk across in their sandals. There will be a highway leading out of Assyria for the remnant of His people, just as there was for Israel, when they went up from the land of Egypt.)

    Jesse is David’s dad through whom Jesus’ physical linage was and is.

    It appears the order of Isaiah’s prophecy is, ‘things described in verses 10 through 16, are after the things described in verses 1 through 6.’ Hopefully we know whose plan all these things are.

     Holy God: please bless each individual that studies Your Word, and give each called individual persevering mindsets to overcome their inherited from Adam nature and yield to Your gifted nature and truths. We ask in Jesus’ name. AMEN.

     We need to understand the unfolding historical events since Jesus’ ascension to get a clear grasp of this world’s condition and how we got to this point. God’s Word is miraculously preserved in His Holy Bible. It’s the foundation of knowledge, and reveals understanding for salvation to the called, through Jesus Christ. In His Word we find Jesus teaching through His prophets and apostles. Revealing His Way, the good, the bad, the spiritual and letter of law. His truths are revealed in the entire Word of God; ‘old and new covenants.’ God’s covenants are contracts between Himself and a chosen people.

     The New Testament - ‘covenant’ includes the four gospels and Acts of the Apostles. The Gospel of Luke written by Doctor Luke, a traveling companion and reporter. We don’t know the exact date of Luke’s Gospel, it was written from notes, memory and revelations. The apostles’ letters were written to the Churches of God. A called out people to serve in the light Jesus reveals. Jesus’ Apostles Matthew, John, evangelist Mark and co-worker/reporter Luke are the writers of the four gospels.

     Each wrote from personal experience, memory and Jesus’ revelations.

     For the most part, God’s New Covenant was preserved in the Koine’ Greek language and completed by Jesus’ apostle John. John’s personal revelations were from Jesus in the book titled, ‘Revelations of Jesus Christ to John.’ The New Testament was first preserved through Greek speaking churches; beginning about 312 to 1453 AD. This text is known as ‘the Byzantine Text’ and was the official text after the days of the apostles. Also known as ‘The Stephens Text of 1550 AD’ and used for translating into English for King James and known as ‘the King James Version of 1611.’ King James translators inserted some tradition and agenda’s. For the most part we use the more modern ‘Net Bible Translation’ which admits some areas of translation difficulty to English. They use cautious adherence to the original Greek and it’s compatibility to today’s English. The Net Bible can be purchased on the internet, in print and electronically.

    God’s calendar was gifted to the Israelites through Moses and was officially used by scattered Israelites and followers of Jesus through the mid 1700 AD. It’s still used by Judaism and some sincere followers of Jesus today. The world refers to God’s calendar as ‘Judaism’s calendar.’ Much of the world’s disdain for Israel and genuine Christians revolve around their holding firm to God’s gifted calendar.

     The pagan Roman calendar was only accepted by the British sometime after 1700 AD. While Eastern world nations, Egypt etc, had long before developed their own calendars designed to honor their imaginary gods. In a rebellious act toward God, the Roman Empire adapted and included the Eastern nation’s calendar. They named days of the week after pagan gods in order to attract people groups to Catholicism. The Holy Roman Empire’s calendar influenced the world toward one calendar and achieves in part, ‘the fulfilling of prophesied demonic desires for a one world order. The above can be proved by a Google search.

    We write these studies from historical accounts, memory and revelation, in hopes of inspiring, ‘with Jesus’ apostles’ a desire to prove all things, hold to what’s good and do independent research.

   

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