Jesus’ Good News: One God, one truth, one way, chapter 13

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    Jesus’ resurrection was before sunset this 17th day of Nisan. He said, ‘the only significant sign He’s give was that of Jonah.’ Pharisees and Sadducees had ask Jesus for a sign, He said, ‘wicked, and adulterous generations ask for signs,’ then said; (Matt 12:40; For just as Jonah was in the belly of the huge fish for three days and three nights, so the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights.) Jesus went on to say, ‘the Nineveh’s repented when Jonah preached, they and the Queen of the South who came to hear Solomon will rise in judgment against generations seeking signs. Yet folks teach a, ‘Palm Sunday, good Friday and Easter Sunday falsehood about Jesus’ resurrection. Ignore that Jesus died on Passover, spent three nights and days in the tomb.’ That corresponds to the evening of Nisan 17, or Tuesday March 30 this year. His tomb was found empty the next morning, Nisan 18. His resurrection and tomb being empty on the first day of a week that year doesn’t constitute it being a holy day every year. Study Ezekiel 8:15-18; to discover where these falsehoods originated.

    Last time we studied one reason Jesus died was to make a new covenant with believers. Noting, ‘a covenant is a will’ (See Heb 9:16-17) and where there is a will, the death of the one who made it must be proven. For a will takes effect only at death, since it carries no force while the one who made it is alive.)

    Peter shared, (1Peter 3:17-20; 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, and by being made alive in the spirit, in it (the spirit) 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.)     

    Satan is the spirit being Jesus was referring to when His disciples returned from their mission. (Luke 10:17-18; Then the seventy-two returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons submit to us in Your name! So Jesus said to them, I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.) Satan is that powerful spirit being that tempted Jesus, as Holy Scripture describes. Does that powerful devil know God’s Holy Scriptures?

    (Matthew 4:1-11; Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After He fasted forty days and forty nights He was famished. The Tempter came and said to Him, If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become bread. But Jesus answered, ‘It is written, Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ (Quote from Deut 8:3) Then the devil took Him 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.’ (Quote from Psalms 91:12) Jesus said to him, Once again it is written: ‘You are not to put the Lord your God to the test.’ (Quote from Deut 6:16) 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 Jesus, 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.’ (Quote from Deut 6:13) Then the devil left Him, and angels came and began ministering to His needs.)

    Jesus used Words He Himself had inspired Moses and David write. Satan knew the Son of God, came from His heavenly position, to live in the flesh and give His life for the sins of the world. Knew Jesus was the very Creator that created him and removed him from the heavenly realms. (Satan also knows he is allowed to influence and deceive the nations until a set time when he will be bound, and that his time is now short.)

     Man’s organized religion represents synagogues’ of Satan. Jesus said as much through His apostle John and prophet Jeremiah. Let’s review His words. (Rev 3:9; Listen, I am going to make those people from the synagogue of Satan — who say they are Jews yet are not, but are lying — Look, I will make them come and bow down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. Because you have kept My admonition to endure steadfastly, I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is about to come on the whole world to test those who live on the earth.)

    (Rev 2:8-9; To the angel of the church in Smyrna write the following: This is the solemn pronouncement of the One who is the first and the last, the One who was dead, but came to life: ‘I know the distress you are suffering and your poverty (but you are rich.) I also know the slander against you by those who call themselves Jews and really are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.)

    We looked at this in Jeremiah 23: a few studies back and found the same prophetic Words, review it. (The hostile people couldn’t believe Jesus then, nor can they today.

   (John 8:19-20; Then they began asking Him, Who is your father? Jesus answered; you do not know either Me or My Father. If you knew Me you would know My Father too. (Jesus spoke these words near the offering box while He was teaching in the temple courts. No one seized Him because His time had not yet come.)

We aren’t embarrassed to repeat, always mindful of new readers.

     (John 1:1-4; 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.)

John understood that Jesus was the Re-creator, Creator, Sustainer, Deliverer, Redeemer, Savior, the Resurrection, the Believer’s Mediator  and One through whom life is. This One is coming back as King of Kings. It isn’t likely that Jesus’ apostle Paul had access to John’s written gospel account at the time he explained Jesus’ deity to the Colossians.

(Colossians 1:15-20; He is 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 is 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.)

If this Jesus isn’t revealed to our understanding as written, we neither know Him or God the Father. Christians are mindful that Jesus loved them first by revealing Himself to them, so believers love Him as He manifest Himself to be in the holy scriptures. Thus Christians are led to love God the Father and God the Son.

(1John 2:3-6; Now by this we know that we have come to know God, if we keep His commandments. The one who says, I have come to know God, and yet does not keep His commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in such a person. But whoever obeys His Word, truly in this person the love of God has been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him. The one who says he resides in God ought himself to walk just as Jesus walked.)

Jesus kept the commandments He gave Moses, and made The Way to eternal life through Himself with a New Covenant for believers. Only through God the Son, can Believers inherit eternal life. By believing IN God the Father and God the Son, called out believers are, ‘born from above.’ Gifted with a NEW NATURE. (Review John 3:3-8)

Through a NEW gifted nature Christians are able to comply with Jesus’ words through His apostle Peter.  (1Peter 1:13-25; 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. 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.” (Quoting Lev 19:22) 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. 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. 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. 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.)

We’re born anew from the imperishable Seed, the living and enduring word of God, if Jesus lives in us.

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