One God, One Truth, chapter 4

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    Every individual’s god compels an action or inaction. Internal beliefs have individuals in various comfort zones. Our English dictionary defines god as, (1) a person admired, as was rock music a god of the early seventies. (2) Something that dominates, taking over a person’s life. (3) A figure or image representing a god: used as an object of worship. (4) A supernatural being or group of beings of some religion which is worshiped as the personification or controller of some aspect of the universe.

     The holy scriptures define God as One, meaning God the Father and God the Son are family, One in planning, teaching, purpose, Re-creation, Creation, Sustaining all things, judgment and Satan’s demise.

     Anything idolized is a god. Many people’s god is their own intellect. All the above make for enslavement of people through superstitions, religions and governments. When our Creator God is supernaturally revealed as manifested to be in the holy scriptures; it’s freedom from all the above.

    Believing IN the true God is not a religion. Believing IN the true God is; “The only Way that makes individuals AT ONE with God.” Writing to followers of Jesus, His apostle John wrote.

     (1John 3:1-3; See what sort of love the Father has given to us: that we should be called God’s children – and indeed we are! For this reason the world does not know us: because it did not know Him. Dear friends, we are God’s children now and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that whenever it is revealed we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope focused on Him purifies himself, just as Jesus is pure.)

      When God gives recognition of one’s internal inherited fleshly nature for what it is; (it is despised, and a desire for change is desired.) Repentance of sin is a turning from our inherited from Adam nature, from demonically influenced indoctrinitions that are implanted by this world’s system of things. A turning begins when God opens one’s mind to the deceitfulness of our inherited nature. Only then do people recognize the susceptibility of the mind, to society’s erroneous teaching. People are susceptible to ideas planted from birth. ALL erroneous learning is Satan inspired indoctrination!

      Think how different you’d be, if you had been reared by different parents, a different educational system, or a different religion. (If spiritually led to seriously consider these questions, you are among the few.) Perhaps such leading is proof of being supernaturally called, because spiritual understanding is from above. Pray about this, and seek God’s freedom.

      Did our Creator God made Adam and Eve susceptible to deceptions purposely? He did; but God is not susceptible to deception. God is holy, pure, righteous, true, AND, He made the Way for His chosen to be clothed in the nature of Jesus, to a belief  IN God, and to be made AT ONE with Him. Being At One is to love the things He loves and hate the things He hates. Things holy to God are holy to Believers IN Him. The holy scriptures teach; ‘as we grow in His faith we are freed from this susceptibility to deception.’ God makes His chosen Saints.

     (Jesus says about Satan’s deceptions; if possible, even the Saints would be deceived.) (See Matt 24:24; For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the Elect.) Can we understand that, ‘believing IN Jesus is the only true freedom?’ That’s true because He’s our Creator. (Let’s review last study, and see Jesus’ inspired prophetic words to Jeremiah.

     (Jeremiah 17:9-10; The human mind is more deceitful than anything else. It is incurably bad. Who can understand it? I, the Lord probe into people’s minds. I examine people’s hearts. I deal with each person according to how he has behaved. I give them what they deserve based on what they have done.)

      People who aren’t led to be obedient to God’s way are deceived by Satan and their - ‘our’ - susceptible minds, and live according to the flesh. Thus most aren’t led to challenge this world’s system of things, or its erroneous deceptions; they’re susceptible to its erroneous teachings as Satan inspires and leads this worlds system of things. (Our natural inherited nature doesn’t lead us to a spiritual study, ‘one proving all things, and holding fast to what is good.) God leads His chosen to pay attention to His teaching through Isaiah.

      (Isaiah 66:1-2; This is what the Lord says; “The heavens are My throne and the earth is My footstool. Where then is the house you will build for Me? Where is the place where I will rest? My hand made them; that is how they came to be, says the Lord. I show special favor to the humble and contrite, who respects what I have to say.)

      With this understanding in mind, what contributes to individuals having a humble, contrite mind, with respect to God’s Way? Can individuals independently conjure up such mental outlooks? A respect for and believe IN what God says? NO. (As David was called, granted a belief IN and respect for God, so must we be.) Consider this song of David’s. (Selah is a musical term – and its meaning is unknown.)

       (Psalms 32:1-4; How blessed is the one whose rebellious acts are forgiven, whose sin is pardoned! How blessed is the one whose wrongdoing the Lord does not punish, in whose spirit there is no deceit. (So, how can one have a spirit in which there is no deceit?) When I refused to confess my sin, my whole body wasted away, while I groaned in pain all day long. For day and night You tormented me; You tried to destroy me in the intense heat of summer. Selah.  A better translation is: (You try me, destroying my will as with intense heat of summer.) (Heat? ‘If one understands the form as a true plural, then one might translate’ in the times of drought.)

    David likens his torment to being uncomfortable as summer heat.

    (Psalms 32:5-7; Then I confessed my sin; I no longer covered up my wrongdoing. I said, “I will confess my rebellious acts (my practice of sin) to the Lord. And then You forgave my sins. (Selah). For this reason every one of Your faithful followers should pray to You while there is a window of opportunity. Certainly when the surging water rises, it will not reach them. You are my hiding place; You protect me from distress. You surround me with shouts of joy from those celebrating deliverance. (Selah). (David was led to repentance and, true freedom in the Lord.)

     (Psalms 32:8; I will instruct and teach you about how you should live. I will advise you as I look you in the eye. Do not be like an unintelligent horse or mule, which will not obey you unless they are controlled by a bridle and bit. An evil person suffers much pain, but the Lord’s faithfulness overwhelms the one who trusts in Him. Rejoice in the Lord and be happy, you who are godly! Shout for joy, all you who are morally upright!)

      What overwhelms those who trust in God, and The Lord’s faithfulness? Unbelievers and scoffers. They’re in bondage, going the way that seems right to themselves. Their way of living is based on, parental training, education, and belief in the system of things, ‘their particular society dictates.’ A systematic division devised by the demonic.

       What a paradox; that this world’s modern religious societies condones doctrinal division as the norm, and their point of view being; ‘we are all trying to get to the same place.’ These groups are NOT Believers IN, or followers of Jesus. They promote themselves as teachers of light. Jesus taught this truth through His apostle Paul.

      (2Corinthians 11:13-15; For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it’s no surprise that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions.)

       Believers IN are led to study God’s Word, and recognize proofs of God’s control. They soon recognize the significance of God’s use of dates and times. Six days before Jesus’ death, ‘the 8th day of His first month, ‘Nisan’ on Judea’s calendar. Jesus was at Lazarus’ house, and Mary, ‘one of Lazarus’ sisters anointed His feet. (See John 12) Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover and give Himself for the remission of sin. In that same season many years before, Jesus was about to lead Israel from Egypt, and forty years after that, leading them across the Jordan River; about to celebrate the Passover.

      (Joshua 4:19; The people went up from the Jordan on the tenth day of the first monthNisan’ and camped in Gilgal on the eastern border of Jericho.) Israelites crossing the Jordan was four days before Passover. Likely the same date Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem.

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