God identifies Himself, Holy Ways & Seasons, chapter 4

To: People being made temples of God’s Spirit. 4/10/22, God’s 1st Mo. Nisan 9, 5,782.

   Tomorrow will be Nisan 10, four days before Passover, ‘the date Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.’ (See Exodus 12:3 & 12:6, & Matt 21) Jesus had Moses tell ‘Israel in Egypt’, ‘put up a lamb or goat on the 10th of Nisan, until the 14th .’ This looked forward to His being ‘4 days in Jerusalem’ until His sacrificial death on the 14th. Thursday evening at sunset begins Passover, also (The preparation day for the first annual Sabbath on 15 Nisan.) Beginning a set aside season, ‘to examine one’s self, repent of sins and celebrate Jesus as Savior, Deliverer, Mediator and coming King of Kings.’ The world will celebrate the season after Jesus comes. Posted on face book, & (His View Assemblies)

  Remember Jesus said the whole world would be deceived by time of His return. Times much like before the Noah day flood, but followers of Jesus are prophesied to be Overcomers. Rev 12:11-12; But they overcame him ’Satan’ by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony and they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die. Therefore you heavens rejoice, and all who reside in them! But woe to the earth and the sea because the devil has come down to you! He is filled with terrible anger, for he knows that he only has a little time!)

   The Good News, “gospel” has always been about God’s kingdom coming, His people overcoming the inherited from Adam sin nature and Satan’s deceptions. So, it’s very important that followers of Jesus know when and where Satan’s inspired traditions originated. We need to pray for the courage to resist traditions that honor imaginary gods.

   (Matt 19:28-30; Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth: In the age when all things are renewed when the Son of Man sits on HIS glorious throne, you “apostles” who have followed Me will ALSO sit on twelve thrones, judging the 12 tribes of Israel. And whoever has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for My sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.)

  Worldly religions don’t understand the “Old and New Covenant’s parallel & callings.” Both have always been about His kingdom’s coming and His called inheriting eternal life through Jesus, who is the resurrection. It’s about inheriting eternal life and the destruction of evil. It isn’t theory! It’s God’s good news to His called Believers IN.

   Jesus said; ‘His miracles were greater than any done before, and proofs to His called that He was the prophesied Messiah, the Son of God - the Lamb of God.

   Proofs to the called? Not to those who aren’t called. Jesus said; “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.” (See John 10:26-28)  He and His Father are as One. (He was not then, nor will He ever be about the business of usurping His Father’s will, but will always be about being “At One with Him.”) Likewise, all followers of Jesus are about the business of being At One with Him.

   Years before Jesus’ physical birth, some of the scattered Judean’s had been allowed to return to Jerusalem after Hezekiah ask God’s intervention. Judea was then ruled from Rome during the apostles’ lifetime. Two sects were Pharisee and Sadducees, they were allowed to practice their version of Judaism. Each practiced the way that seemed right to themselves, caused Jesus to have issues with both.

   (Matt 4:23-25; Jesus went throughout all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of disease and sickness among the people. So, a report about Him spread throughout Syria. People brought to Him all who suffered with various illnesses and afflictions, those who had seizures, paralytics, and those possessed by demons, and He healed them. And large crowds followed Him from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and beyond the Jordan River.)

   Jesus was about the business of fulfilling “all that the prophets had written about Him.” That fulfillment included Satan being bound and Jesus ruling this earth with His Saints. Jesus made it clear, unbelievers were not His sheep. So, true to His point, today’s professing religious pundits teach a hodgepodge of conjured up beliefs, manufactured by men. These, like Agrippa and Festus knew of Jesus’ miracles, but were unable to believe IN all that is written about Him. They like today’s teachers of theology were about the business of pleasing the Romans, Sadducees and Pharisees: particularly the Caesar in Rome.

   When Judaism’s unbelievers wanted to kill Paul, he was hauled before Festus and Agrippa. As Paul began preaching Jesus, Festus said, “you have lost your mind.” Agrippa also said, “In such a short time you persuading me to become a Christian.”

  (Acts 26:24-29; As Paul was saying these things in his defense, Festus exclaimed loudly, “You have lost your mind, Paul! Your great learning is driving you insane!” But Paul replied, “I have not lost my mind, most excellent Festus, but am speaking true and rational words. For the king knows about these things, and I am speaking freely to him, because I cannot believe that any of these things has escaped his notice, for this was not done in a corner. Do you believe the prophets, King Agrippa? I know that you believe. Agrippa said to Paul, “In such a short time are you persuading me to become a Christian?” Paul replied, “I pray to God that whether in a short or a long time not only you but also all those who are listening to me today could become such as I am, except for these chains.) All believers IN people could mimic Paul’s words.

   The gospel is about the kingdom of God and all things being accomplished according to God’s purpose, promises and planning. From Adam’s creation, God’s called out people were led to believe IN the shedding of blood for the remission of sins. They were aware of Satan’s deceiving influences that would be brought to light as preplanned.

   God is allowing Satan’s success, to divide kingdoms and religions while manifesting himself as an angel of light. His purpose is to divide, hurt and deceive, but his followers too think of themselves as, “lights to a lost world.” They advance a theology that seem right to themselves; theologies inherited from before and after the flood. We need to question; “what happens to Satan and his followers?”

   Review Revelations 19:19-21; Then I “John” saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to do battle with the One who rode the horse and with His army. Now the beast “Satan” was seized, and along with him the false prophet who had performed the signs on his behalf – signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. Both of them were thrown alive into the lake of fire burning with sulfur. The others were killed by the sword that extended from the mouth of the One who rode the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves with their flesh.”)

   The future was revealed to the Patriarchs, their revelations were in fact a large part of the gospel - good news. God’s planning encompasses the whole world and each Patriarchs looked forward to, “Jesus’ millennial kingdom!”

   (Gen 17:3-7: Abram bowed down with his face to the ground, and God said to him, “As for Me, this is My covenant with you: You will be the father of a multitude of nations. No longer will your name be Abram. Instead, your name will be Abraham because I will make you the father of a multitude of nations. I will make you “Your descendants” extremely fruitful. I will make nations of you, and kings will descend from you. I will confirm My covenant as a perpetual covenant between Me and you. It will extend to your descendants after you throughout their generations. I will be your God and the God of your descendants after you.)

   (Review Jeremiah 30:) Renaming of Abram was a sign of confirmation

 to the Patriarch. Every time the name was used it would be a reminder

of God’s promise. “Abram” means “exalted father,” probably referring to

Abram’s father Terah. The name “Abram” looks to the past; he came

from noble lineage. Abraham is a dialectical variant of the name Abram.

But its significance is in the wordplay with the Hebrew, “the father of a

multitude, which sounds like ( אַבְרָהָם, avraham,) “Abraham”). His new name

 would be a reminder of God’s promise to make Abraham the father of a

 multitude. Things God has planned for this earth’s people are so

awesome; it’s difficult for our natural minds to comprehend. 

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