One God, One Truth, chapter 2

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   Jesus’ good news, ‘gospel’ is twofold. (1) Understanding His deity, His pedigree, His relationship with God the Father? (2) The individual promises made through His prophets and apostles, with gifted faith understandings imputed to one’s mind, is the foundation to all truth revealed in three witnessing of scriptures. See John 1:1-5, Heb 1:1-4 and Colossian 1:15-20.

  1st Witness of scriptures. (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.)

   2nd Witness of scripture. (Hebrews 1:1-4; After God spoke long ago in various portions and in various ways to our ancestors through the prophets, in these last days He has spoken to us in a Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He created the world. The Son is the radiance of His glory and the representation of His essence and He sustains all things by His powerful word, and so when He had accomplished cleansing for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Thus He became so far better than the angels as He has inherited a name superior to theirs.)

   3rd Witness of scripture. (Colossian 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.) There’s no division when we believe IN these three witnessing scriptural text.

    Jesus was asked; ‘how long will You keep us in suspense?’ (John 10:25-29; He 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, and 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.) (The called believe in these four witnesses.)

   Our Father does the calling, He gives the called sheep to Jesus and Jesus gives eternal life to those believing IN Him. Jesus is the first to be spiritually born in a fleshly body. He holds all things together, meaning, He is Sustainer. God the Father created all things through God the Son, thus Jesus is Creator, reconciling all things to Himself and making peace through His shed blood.

   Through Jesus’ shed blood He redeems believers to Himself, ‘from eternal death inherited through Adam’ to ‘eternal life inherited through belief in Him.’ (Believing IN this Jesus is to be born from above, redeemed from sin’s result and to eternal life. (So, how can one believe in and not practice?)

   Heavenly Father: thank You for the gift of believing in faith. Thank You for gifted knowing faith; ‘the persevering nature that waits on Your promises.’ In the name and nature of Jesus we praise, honor and ask. AMEN

   Whether for the Israelites during Moses/Joshua’s time or in Jesus’ physical time with His apostles, miracles were done, ‘so all nations might recognize the Lord’s power, ‘so Believers might always obey the Lord our God.’ It’s a miracle when we’re led to believe IN God, ‘His Word, promises, and gifted faith that waits on Him.’ These miraculous gifts can’t be earned, learned or conjured up through denominational participation. Jesus revealed through Isaiah.

   (Isaiah 41:20 I will do this so people will observe; recognize so they will pay attention and understand that the Lord’s power has accomplished this, and that the Holy One of Israel has brought it into being.)

  Believers IN follow Jesus’ commands, and are gifted with knowing faith, that the miracles recorded in the holy scriptures are true, ‘know in their original writings that the scriptures can’t be broken.’

    Many unbelievers and scoffers will be led to be Believers IN, ‘after Jesus’ second coming.’ It seems, NOT many of Abraham’s descendents will experience the second death. Four times in Jesus’ revelations to His apostle John, He says; ‘conquers – overcomes’, will not experience the second death. Study the four.

   (Rev 2:11; The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches. ‘The one who conquers will in no way be harmed by the second death.’)

  (Rev 20:6; Blessed and holy is the one who takes part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with Him for a thousand years.)

   (Rev 20:13-15; The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and Death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each one was judged according to his deeds. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death – the lake of fire. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, that person was thrown into the lake of fire.)

   (Rev 21:5-8; And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new!” Then He said to me, “Write it down, because these words are reliable and true.” He also said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the water of life. The one who conquers will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.)

   Miraculous prophesies, ‘Jesus’, His prophets and apostles’ past and future miracles, are for physical and spiritual Israelite; “so all nations of the earth might recognize the Lord’s power and so we’ll always obey the Lord our God.”

   Many have heard of God’s miracle at the red sea; when the Israelites were led from Egypt; fewer know of the like miracle when they crossed the Jordan river. Again it occurred in God’s first month. (Study Joshua 4)

   The Lord told Joshua to have the people purify themselves and prepare to cross the Jordan. The Priest are to carry the Ark of the Covenant and when they step in the river the waters will stop flowing, heap up; so they could cross on dry land.

   (Joshua 4:19-24; The people went up from the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month and camped in Gilgal on the eastern border of Jericho. Now Joshua set up in Gilgal the twelve stones they had taken from the Jordan. Joshua told the Israelites; “When your children someday ask their fathers, ‘What do these stones represent? Explain to your children, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan River on dry ground.’ For the Lord your God dried up the water of the Jordan before you while you crossed over. It was just like when the Lord your God dried up the Red Sea before us while we crossed it. “He has done this so all the nations of the earth might recognize the Lord’s power and so you might always obey the Lord your God.)

    (The 10th day of God’s first month is also the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.) Believe God’s planning is just and marvelous?

    Worldly populations and most professing Christians do not believe these miracles, at the Red Sea and the Jordan, scoffers and unbelievers will know when Jesus returns, and many called will have these truths revealed before. Similar miracles are prophesied when all Israel will be delivered to their lands promised Abraham. (HOWEVER, we’re warned ‘demonic powers will also perform miracles. Jesus said; ‘For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the Elect. Remember, I have told you ahead of time.’ Matt 24:25-25)

    Remember Jesus called those who’s minds He opened to understand the scriptures ‘friends’ because slaves aren’t aware of their masters plans.

     (John 15:14- You are my friends if you do what I command you. I no longer call you slaves, because the slave does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because I have revealed to you everything I heard from My Father. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that remains, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. This I command you — to love one another.)

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