The Apostate, chapter 6

To: In residence Churches of God. His 10th month, Tevet 4, 5,981. 12/21/20 

     Each apostle taught, the result of sin is death and to the Pharisees types, those living as though they were made for the law, Paul explaining that death reigned from Adam to Moses, the law began with Adam. He being a type of the Christ, ‘death is a result of Adam’s disobedience.’ But the gift of eternal LIFE is through Jesus’ and His shed blood for the remission of sins.

    (Rom 5:15-18; 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! 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.)

     Life for all people? Physical resurrections some time after the spiritual first! The condemnation is death for all people because of Adam’s disobedience! But through Jesus’ righteousness ALL will live again by a physical resurrection, judgment and a second death for idolatrous unbelievers. Review Revelations 21:7-8.

    (Rom 5:19-21; For just as through the disobedience of the one man Adam, many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of One Man ‘Jesus’ 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.) Immortality – ‘eternal life’ is only through Jesus and a millennium age calling to His Way is prophesied. PETER explained eternal life.

    (1Peter 1:3; I can pray this because His divine power has bestowed on us everything necessary for life and godliness through the rich knowledge of the One who called us by His own glory and excellence.)

   Called? The term used here in participial form, is ‘stereological’ meaning ‘properties contexts when God is the subject and always carries the nuance of effectual calling.’ (From the Net Bible commentary; “the one who is called is not just invited to be saved; he is also and always saved. Calling takes place at the moment of conversion, while election takes place in eternity past.”)

    (Rom 8:30; And those He predestined, He also called and those He called, He also justified, and those He justified, He also glorified.) To God’s church at Ephesus and all Believers Paul explains God the Father’s call.

     (Eph 1:4-5; For He chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we may be holy and unblemished in His sight in love. God did this by predestining us to adoption as His sons through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure of His will.) (Many CALLED few CHOOSEN. Matt 22:14.)

    Jesus revealed to John and he shares with Jesus’ followers, ‘that His end of this age gospel would be delivered by His two witnesses.’ (See Rev 11:3-4; And I will grant My two witnesses authority to prophesy for 1,260 days, dressed in sackcloth. (These are the two olive trees and the two lamp stands that stand before the Lord of the earth.) Study the whole.

    (Revelations 11:7-14 When, they have completed their testimony, the beast that comes up from the abyss will make war on them and conquer them and kill them. Their corpses will lie in the street of the great city that is symbolically called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was also crucified. For three and a half days those from every people, tribe, nation, and language will look at their corpses, because they will not permit them to be placed in a tomb. And those who live on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate, even sending gifts to each other, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth. But after three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and tremendous fear seized those who were watching them. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them: “Come up here!” So the two prophets went up to heaven in a cloud while their enemies stared at them. Just then a major earthquake took place and a tenth of the city collapsed; seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven. The second woe has come and gone; the third is coming quickly.)

   Jesus knew demonic led denominations of man would have the whole world deceived, how the apostasy Jude spoke of would unfold; the result is division, organized religions would bring this about by Satan’s leadership. Every indication from every biblical source is; ‘Jesus will find very little faith when He returns.’

    (Jesus prophesied that the whole world would be deceived, ‘if possible, even the Elect.’ (See Matt 24:22-31) The entire world believes a multitude of lies.

    Divided denominations assuming they are commissioned to take Jesus’ good news to the nations are following Satan‘s lead. The proof is in their mixture of abominable pagan practices included in their messaging. The deceptive apostasies Jude called attention to are a major part of today’s modern church’s accepted theology. This latter day stage was set when Catholicism devised the modern Roman calendar, ‘naming week days after pagan gods and it’s year beginning at the winter equinox.’

    Modern worldly religions have a ‘Cain’ mentality, ‘assuming God is pleased with their assumptions.’ God’s calendar ordains that the new moon be the dividing point for each new month. Long before Moses non-Israelite populations were devising their own calendars, inspired by Satan attempting to duplicate God’s coming planned world order under Jesus and His Saints. Speaking to Believers, John wrote, (1John 5:19; ‘We know that we are from God  and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.’)

    Jesus said, (John 3:19-21; Now, this is the basis for judging: that the light has come into the world and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil deeds hates the light and does not come to the light, so that their deeds will not be exposed. But the one who practices the truth comes to the light, so that it may be plainly evident that his deeds have been done in God.)

     People designing calendars called them God ordained, as they honored pagan gods, rather than the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. When Jesus returns His calendar and ordained holy time will be re-instituted according to His master plan.

     Heavenly Father: help us realize that Your definition of love and the world’s is opposite. Please reveal Yourself to each reader, while leading us to prove all things in Jesus’ Light. We ask as we attempt to live in the nature and name of Jesus. AMEN

     All major religions attempt to love the god of their particular imagination. Some rely on statutes and images to remind them of what their god should look like. Egyptians, whose first born people and animals died on that Passover night and the people groups whose lands God gave to the Israelites, believed in gods of their imagination. The Pharisees and Sadducees Jesus encountered said they believed in the God of their forefathers, but they made Abraham’s God fit their fleshly views. Jesus told them why they did not believe in God the Father or Him.

    (John 10:25-30; Jesus replied, I told you and you do not believe. The deeds I do in My Father’s name testify about Me. But you refuse to believe because you are not My sheep. My sheep listen to My voice, I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish; no one will snatch them from My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all, and no one can snatch them from My Father’s hand. The Father and I are One.)

    Denominations don’t comprehend, the priesthood of Believers IN Jesus, are a called out people, predestined with a new covenant, and such comprehension is gifted! Jesus’ apostles also thought they were believers in the God of their forefathers, however Jesus’ two brothers, ‘James and Jude’ and His apostles were not gifted with believing IN faith until after Jesus’ resurrection and ascension. It’s a false assumption when people thinks to understand spiritual things independent of God’s gifting. Jesus’ apostle John was given to understand that Isaiah was given the revelations we need.

     (John 12:37-41; Although Jesus had performed so many miraculous signs before them, they still refused to believe IN Him, so that the word of Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled. He said, “Lord, who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been REVEALED?” For this reason they could not believe, because again Isaiah said, “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, so that they would not see with their eyes and understand with their heart, and turn to Me, and I would heal them.” Isaiah said these things because he saw Christ’s glory, and spoke about Him.)

     Believing IN is a spiritual matter, gifted to God’s called Elect. Many are prone to take on a religious persona of choice, believe a god of their imagination exist, but only God’s chosen are gifted to believe IN and understand the spiritual intent of His Way.

    (Luke 24:44-49; Then Jesus said to them, These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about Me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled. Then Jesus opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it stands written that the Christ would suffer and would rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And look, I am sending you what My Father promised. But stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”)

     Jesus’ promise was fulfilled to God’s selected on Pentecost. Later Paul was called, gifted with the same spiritual understanding and taught the following.

     (1Thess 2:13-14; And so we too constantly thank God that when you, received God’s message that you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human message, but as it truly is, God’s message, which is at work among you who believe. For you became imitators, brothers and sisters, of God’s churches in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, because you too suffered the same things from your own countrymen as they in fact did from the Jews, who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets and persecuted us severely. They are displeasing to God and are opposed to all people, because they hinder us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. Thus they constantly fill up their measure of sins, but wrath has come upon them completely.)

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