One God, One Truth, chapter 20
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Today at sunset ends this year’s annual Festivals, culminating with this “Last Great Day.’ Festivals and Sabbaths that if kept would keep a nation focused on Godly values. Because I love our nation I get out of sorts with politicians, educators, the media, clergy and governmental rulings that are destructive, abominations to our Creator and play into Satan’s desires. Even though I know our (we Christian’s) kingdom is not of this world, its disturbing to see family and friends being carried down this crooked path. Thank God Jesus is coming soon, and He has revealed parts of His agenda that all will eventually know. Jesus inspired His prophet Isaiah’s 66th chapter telling of His awesomeness in bringing things into being. The following at Isaiah 66: is worth repeating.
(Isaiah 66:5-9; 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.
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. Rejoice with Jerusalem.
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! “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.
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.”
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.
One of Satan’s primary successes was to alter God’s gifted to Israel calendar by unscrupulous men using Jesus’ name to build an organizational mix of pagan and Judaism practices. Gentile group calendars had long before been designed to honor for sun, planets, imaginary idols and for their god worship. Sun worshiping groups designed their calendars around the winter equinox; supposing their worship would cause the sun‘s return and days be lengthened again. To attract pagan cultures to their religion hijackers of God’s truth adapted a similar calendar.
God set His people apart purposely, telling Moses and Israel, “Passover was to be on the 14th day of their first month.” (Satan influenced, knowing when people don’t remember God’s set aside Sabbaths and their significance, His truths would soon be camouflaged.) He wanted the whole world to forget about Jesus saving Israel’s firstborn’s from the plague instituted on Egypt’s firstborns, by having them put a lamb or goat’s blood on their door facings so the Lord God would pass over them when the death angel would Passover Israelite dwellings. This miracle looked forward to the Lamb of God shedding His life blood for the remission of the world’s sins.
Thus the Lord God, our Creator, Re-Creator, Sutainer, Deliverer, Mediator and coming King of Kings gave His life blood for the remission of sins. (Pre-planned that He’s be miraculously born of a virgin, exemplifying God the Father in all His ways. It was by choice that the Lamb of God, ‘Jesus’ shed His innocent blood so the world’s sins could be remitted.
Satan knew by people not remembering the Passover and other God ordained Sabbath’s, ‘weekly and annual’, the world would loose knowledge of God’s saving plan. Knowledge that Eternal Life, is only possible through Creator and Sutainer Jesus, shedding His life blood.
Satan inspired the apostate hijackers of God’s way to develop a substitute calendar that is still causing the many to set aside pagan times and traditions, rather than God ordained ones. Thus, God’s commandments and oracles are purposely camouflaged. Knowledge of eternal life being through believing IN Jesus and clothing themselves in Him is camouflaged when abominable pagan practices are prioritized. So, professing Christians are going down the same path Israel traveled, ‘causing God to scatter them among the pagan nations.’
When we examine the histories of people, clans and nations, it’s evident that when left to go the way that seems right, division, war and chaos is the result. So too it is individually. We’re made in the image and likeness of our Creator for the ultimate purpose of being made in His image spiritually. (That is; to inherit eternal life through believing IN Jesus’ shed blood for sin’s remittance isn’t proclaimed as it should be. History it’s self is the proof.
Without our Creator’s personal intervention, individuals, clans and nations go the way of divisionary choices, because, it’s natural when people don’t acknowledge our Creator’s planning foreshadowed in His calendar.’
All the people on earth had rejected God’s Way and were going the way that seemed right to their inherited fleshly intellect, before God called Moses to lead Israel, by promise to Abraham. Later when Israel was in rebellion, God gave Jeremiah the mission of evaluating His people. Does his evaluation describe you?
(Jeremiah 6:27-30; The Lord said to me, “I have made you like a metal assayer to test My people like ore. You are to observe them and evaluate how they behave.” I reported, “All of them are the most stubborn of rebels. They are as hard as bronze or iron. They go about telling lies. They all deal corruptly. The fiery bellows of judgment burn fiercely. But there is too much dross to be removed. The process of refining them has proved useless. The wicked have not been purged. They are regarded as ‘rejected silver’ because the Lord rejects them.”)
This describes each individual before God’s personal intervention to call, open minds, give understand to our inherited nature’s pulls, and its result. Jeremiah gives the foundational psychology. Until God personally intervenes, the fleshly inherited from Adam characteristics lead us to live a rebellious toward God life.
When our Creator isn’t personally revealing Himself and leading; individuals, clans and nation, live as if there were no Lawgiver teaching right, wrong, good and evil. Without revelation all people live ‘as in hiding from the reality of judgment.’ The proof is obvious when seeing this world’s condition from God’s prophetic Word. Jesus inspired the same spiritual rationale through Isaiah.
(Isaiah 29:15-16; Those who try to hide their plans from the Lord are as good as dead, ‘who do their work in secret and boast’ saying who sees us? Who knows what we’re doing? Your thinking is perverse! Should the Potter (Creator) be regarded as clay? The created. Should the thing made say about its maker, ‘He didn’t make me?’ Or should the pottery, say about the Potter, He doesn’t understand?)
It’s the outlook, the psychology of mankind, in this demonically led age! The whole world has turned to the god of this age. Fleshly people only understand things of the flesh, looking to fleshly leaders, politicians and teachers.
(Proverbs 29:26-27; Many people seek the face of a ruler, but it is from the Lord that one receives justice. An unjust person is an abomination to the righteous, and the one who lives an upright life is an abomination to the wicked.)
Because of our inherited nature and Satan’s deceptions, people aren’t inclined to naturally prove God, rather they naturally make Him out to be, likened to their personal imagination. It’s no different than people carving wooden images to worship. Jesus had His apostle Paul explain.
(Romans 8:5-17; For those who live according to the flesh have their outlook shaped by the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their outlook shaped by the things of the Spirit. For the outlook of the flesh is death, but the outlook of the Spirit is life and peace, because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. You (followers of Jesus) however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, this person does not belong to Him. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is your life because of (Jesus‘) righteousness. Moreover if the Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, the One who raised Christ from the dead will also make your mortal bodies alive through His Spirit who lives in you.
So then, brothers and sisters, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh (for if you live according to the flesh, you will die) but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery leading again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba, Father.
The Spirit its self bears witness to our spirit that we are God’s children. And if children, then heirs (namely, heirs of God and also fellow heirs with Christ) – if indeed we suffer with Him so we may also be glorified with Him.”)
Unbelievers are likely about 99.9% of this world’s population and Solomon understood the key reason. (When people aren’t punished soon after committing wrong, they assume God is looking the other way.)
(Eccl 8:11-14; When a sentence is not executed at once against a crime, the human heart is encouraged to do evil. Even though a sinner might commit a hundred crimes and still live a long time, yet I know that it will go well with God-fearing people: for they stand in fear before Him. But it will not go well with the wicked, nor will they prolong their days like a shadow, because they do not stand in fear before God. Here is another enigma that occurs on earth: Sometimes there are righteous people who get what the wicked deserve, and sometimes there are wicked people who get what the righteous deserve. I said, “This also is an enigma.)
When our Creator isn’t personally intervening, and people allowed to go the way that seems right to their fleshly inherited nature; this is the result.