67) Proof Of Life Is Taking Dominion

The whole plan of salvation is that all humans take dominion over whatever territory God has put under their control, starting with their own body and soul, extending to children and other persons over whom they have some kind of responsibility.

So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew himAnd the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines…” (I Sam 17:50-52) “…and they anointed David king over Israel. (II Sam 5:3)

All humans are the seed of the Woman by inheriting her God-given life through her mitochondria. But this only provides mortal, temporary life, as we well know through our need for continuous infusions of air, water and nutrition.

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68) The New Covenant Is The Old Story

“Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts…I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and…I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: But my mercy shall not depart away from him. (II Samuel 7:8-15)

When the Prince of El stopped voluntarily representing YHVH to the world, the only way El could continue to maintain a permanent Father relationship with Israel was through disciplining his children.

“My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.” (Proverbs 3:11-12. Hebrews 12:5-6)

Thy first father / chief priest, high priest hath sinned, and thy teachers / of religious studies have transgressed against me. Therefore I have profaned [ un-sanctified, stripped of appointed positions to serve God]  the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.” (Isaiah 43)

If we are to believe what the Bible says about the throne of the seed of David lasting for ever, then we have to also believe what the Bible says about the priesthood of the seed of Aaron lasting for ever, as well as the rest of the Mosaic law specifically stated to last “forever”.

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) The Messiahs

There is a chasm between Christianity and Judaism created by Christianity’s narrow focus on Jesus Christ as the only Christ / Messiah / anointed / chosen / Redeemer versus scriptural Judaism’s faithfulness to record many messiahs.

There are many Messiahs in the Bible.  Since every King and High Priest was anointed with oil, each may be referred to as “an anointed one” (a Mashiach or a Messiah).  For example: “G-d forbid that I [David] should stretch out my hand against the L-rd’s Messiah [Saul]…” I Samuel 26:11. Cf. II Samuel 23:1, Isaiah 45:1, Psalms 20:6

in Jewish thought, the Messianic idea is not the most crucial.  However, in Christian thought, the Messiah is paramount.

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) Everything New Is Old Again

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned…” George Santayana

Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments…lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” (Malachi 4)

Interesting that throughout all ages the elite have never stopped identifying themselves with the “glorious” pagan theocracies. Their splendor is a tribute to the evil gods who empowered them to slaughter in endless wars and amass wealth through, pillage, enslavement of the masses, and impoverishment of other peoples through theft of their resources.

Tribute. Get it? Tribute is paid to the rulers. The gods empower them to amass wealth in order to receive it unto themselves. If that phrase rings a bell keep going – “that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:3) In the case of the pagan gods, that will be hell fire. Not being triumphant here, just warning. 

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SECTION XII: The Pentecostal Assemblies of God

The apostles had anticipated government positions during their entire time with the Jesus because they believed he was the Messiah / Christ, the promised son of God / ruler.

“the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons…She saith unto him, Gran that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom…And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.” (Matthew 20:20-24)

The apostles’ eager anticipation for appointments to leadership in the kingdom reflects their awareness of exactly what had been put into play.

“therefore…they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

The problem was that they were still focused on Israel’s political and physical condition rather than God’s spiritual calling for all the nations of the world.

And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

But…ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:1-8)

teach all nations…to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always [as he was was Moses and Joshua], even unto the end of the world.Matthew 28:19-20)

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69) What Must I Do To Be Saved?

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ / YHVH’s Promised Savior and thou shalt be saved.” (Acts 16:31)

“the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” (James 2:19-20)

The process for being redeemed from God’s judgment is found to be the same from beginning to end of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation – faith in YHVH’s Promised Savior given to the Adams and passed down to the end of time.

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70) How Does Believing On The Name Save?

The Exodus is not just a fascinating story. It takes up four entire books for a reason.

It is the seminal redemption event that drives all the rest of human history. More on this in a later post.  For now, just focus that when God finally revealed his secret name to Israel’s children / descendants / tribe, the circumstances proved that

  • invoking the name does establish a relationship,
  • and believing in the name does grant access to power over humanly insolvable problems and even death,
  • which must be acted upon in faith to achieve salvation.

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71) Redemption Restores A Right Relationship

  • when all these things are come upon thee…the curse…
    • And [thou] shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day…
  • That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee
    • if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul
  • For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off…But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart,
    • that thou mayest do it.” (Deuteronomy 30:1-3, 10-14)

The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord YHVH’s Savior / Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead [i.e. proven his power over death], thou shalt be saved…For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed...But they have not all obeyed the gospel.” (Romans 10:6-16)

When Israel stopped voluntarily representing YHVH to the world, the only way God could continue to maintain a permanent Father relationship with Israel was through disciplining his children.

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SECTION XIII: The Church Of Jesus Christ Of The Latter Day Saints

Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. And he arose, and departed to his house. But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.” (Matthew 9:2-8)

How did the multitudes of Jews know to glorify their own God, and not the latest deity from somewhere in the Roman Empire?

Because their nation had preserved God’s words through his verified prophets.

“all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet [Isaiah], saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” (Matthew 1:22-23)

OK, so we need to back up to Isaiah’s prophecy in his day.

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72) Saved From Damnation Is Saved From Domination

There is a casual attitude about sin among people who trust that the New Testament letters teaching that “by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8) has exempted us from being held responsible for our actions.

This is a gross misunderstanding of what it means to be “saved from sin”. Keep reading the passage in scripture.

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)

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the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,  Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” (Titus 2:11-14)

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