One God, One Truth, chapter 18

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    Last evening at sunset began the weekly Sabbath, it’s the week ‘Festival of Booths’ (Tabernacles) a time set aside foreshadowing Jesus’ bringing peace, world order and judgment. God had physical Israelites move out from their regular homes and live in temporary booths to demonstrate that their physical bodies was not permanent; ‘they were to look forward to a new resurrected life.’ A resurrection to a new spiritual life was always a major part of God’s promises. All other ideas of immortality began with Satan’s major lie to Eve, and built on by hostile to God people who desired to make a god fit their notions. Days of the week are named after some of these manufactured gods. (Most good dictionaries define names of these when you look up each day.)

    All worldly religions manufacture gods to fit their imagination, not realizing that God has preplanned all things, that one day all nations and people groups will be ashamed for not considering His awesome truths. Jesus has much to say through His revelations to Isaiah regarding mankind’s disgusting ideas.

    (Isaiah 66:1-3; 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 respect what I have to say. The one who slaughters a bull also strikes down a man; the one who sacrifices a lamb also breaks a dog’s neck; the one who presents an offering includes pig’s blood with it; the one who offers incense also praises an idol. They have decided to behave this way; they enjoy these disgusting practices.)

No need to consider more about practices that are disgusting to our Creator. God’s chosen respects what He has to say.

      (Isa 66:4; So I will choose severe punishment for them; “who do not respect what I have to say.” I will bring on them what they dread, because I called, and no one responded, I spoke and they did not listen. They did evil before Me; they chose to do what displeases Me.”

      It isn’t rocket science,  boiling down to whether people are “Believers in” or “believe that.”

     (Isa 66:24; Hear the word of the Lord, you who respect what He has to say! Your countrymen, who hate you and exclude you, supposedly for the sake of My name, say, “May the Lord be glorified, then we will witness your joy.” (But they will be put to shame.)

  (Believers in God experience this attitude, thought of as being strange for not going along to get along.)

    ‘The sound of battle comes from the city; the sound comes from the temple! It is the sound of the Lord paying back His enemies.’)  

    Verses 7-8 is prophecy about how God accomplishes. (Before she goes into labor, she gives birth! Before her contractions begin, she delivers a boy! Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen this? Can a country be brought forth in one day? Can a nation be born in a single moment? Yet as soon as Zion goes into labor she gives birth to sons!)

   (God is awesome, creating instantaneously; choosing Israel for His own. and making ‘Believers in’ His children.)

     (Isa 66:9-11; Do I bring a baby to the birth opening and then not deliver it?” asks the Lord. “Or do I bring a baby to the point of delivery and then hold it back?” asks your God.” “Be happy for Jerusalem and rejoice with her, all you who love her! Share in her great joy, all you who have mourned over her. For, you will nurse from her satisfying breasts and be nourished; you will feed with joy from her milk-filled breasts.) (Believing in Christians will be teaching the nations.

    (Isa 66:12-16; For this is what the Lord says: “Look, I am ready to extend to her prosperity that will flow like a river, the riches of nations will flow into her like a stream that floods its banks. You will nurse from her breast and be carried at her side; you will play on her knees. As a mother consoles a child, so I will console you, and you will be consoled over Jerusalem.)

Jesus and His Saints will rule from Jerusalem! Revival? Indeed.

     “When you see this, you will be happy, and you will be revived. The Lord will reveal His power to His servants and His anger to His enemies. For look, the Lord comes with fire, His chariots come like a windstorm, to reveal His raging anger, His battle cry, and His flaming arrows. For. the Lord judges all humanity with fire and His sword; the Lord will kill many.)

A second death will be the fate of the un-repentant.

    It’s worth repeating. (Isa 66:17-24; As for those who consecrate and ritually purify themselves so they can follow their leader and worship in the sacred orchards, those who eat the flesh of pigs and other disgusting creatures, like mice – they will all be destroyed together,” says the Lord. “I hate their deeds and thoughts! So I am coming to gather all the nations and ethnic groups; they will come and witness My splendor. I will perform a mighty act among them and then send some of those who remain to the nations – to Tarshish, Pul, Lud (known for its archers), Tubal, Javan, and to the distant coastlands that have not heard about Me or seen My splendor. They will tell the nations of My splendor. They will bring back all your countrymen from all the nations as an offering to the Lord. They will bring them on horses, in chariots, in wagons, on mules, and on camels to My holy hill Jerusalem,” says the Lord, “just as the Israelites bring offerings to the Lord’s temple in ritually pure containers.)

God’s good news will then go to all the world.

   And I will choose some of them as priests and Levites, says the Lord. “For just as the new heavens and the new earth I am about to make will remain standing before Me,” says the Lord, “so your descendants and your name will remain. From one month to the next and from one Sabbath to the next, all people will come to worship Me,” says the Lord. “They will go out and observe the corpses of those who rebelled against Me, for the maggots that eat them will not die, and the fire that consumes them will not die out. All people will find the sight abhorrent.)

  Remember Jesus is addressing Zion, Israel, Jerusalem and those who have respect for what He says through Isaiah! Jesus’ apostle Paul reveals the unfolding.

    (1Thess 4:13-18; Now, we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, so also we believe that God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep as Christians. For we tell you this by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will surely not go ahead of those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be suddenly caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.)

  Demonic led leaders will be declaring a time of peace before Jesus’ return and will deceive the majority.

      (1Thess 5:1-11; Now on the topic of times and seasons, brothers and sisters, you have no need for anything to be written to you. For you know quite well that the day of the Lord will come in the same way as a thief in the night. Now when they are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will surely NOT escape.

    But you, brothers and sisters, are not in the darkness for the day to overtake you like a thief would. For you all are sons of the light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of the darkness. So then we must not sleep as the rest, but must stay alert and sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But since we are of the day, we must stay sober by putting on the breastplate of faith and love and as a helmet our hope for salvation. For God did not destine us for wrath but for gaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that whether we are alert or asleep we will come to life together with Him. Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, just as you are in fact doing.)

       It’s all preplanned; may we be yielded to His plan and Way.

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