Monday, March 7, 2011

The Attributes of GOD.

How is it that despite the fact the Christian Scriptures which have been around for some four thousands years and yet until this very day few are those who really know the GOD of this Scriptures - how HE is like? If you look at the whole world that professed the Abrahamic faith we have all kinds of things being taught as various religions doctrines concerning what all these religions claim is the One God. Most of these are either meaningless giving us little to hold on to about this One God because nearly all of them teach totally different things that this One God supposed commanded and required from man. What we have instead of the certainty of a constant unchanging GOD we have a confusion of contradictions.

If you will believe the account of Moses and how GOD gave the nation of Israel HIS commandments and laws in the Covenant that HE made with them at Horeb, then by any reckoning the record of the Holy Scriptures must be around four thousand years old. Throughout the first two thousand of those years they were the basis of the faith of the ancient Israelites and the Jews and after that those of the Christian faith. Isn’t that what the record of history and the pages of these Scriptures testified to?

Yet the ancient nations of Israel and Judah rarely believed the basis of their faith. Among all the kings of those ancient nations only a very small number were faithful and even less were completely obedient to the laws of their faith to continued on in the Covenant their forefathers made with the CREATOR, their BENEFACTOR and GOD. That was the reason both nations went into captivity. Even as the nation of Judah later was restored (but the nation of Israel never was) to their land minus its former glory, the generations that followed after them reverted to the same disobedience that saw their forefathers carried off as captives to Babylon. While most of their fathers out rightly rejected the laws and the Covenant of the Exodus generations and went into paganism, those who returned twisted the laws of their Covenants according to their self expedient agenda. So even as they paid lip services to their covenanted laws and to honoring the Exodus Covenants by which their ancestors inherited the Promise Land, they never faithfully kept them but instead twisted and changed them just as the Christmas religion that claimed to be Christian have been during throughout the centuries until this very day.

Therefore the Lord said:
“Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths
And honor Me with their lips,
But have removed their hearts far from Me,
And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men
Isaiah 29:13

Because of the same bad faith the ancient nations of Israel, Judah (the Jews) and the disciples of the Christmas religion were never able to know (much less to love) the GOD of the Scripture of Truth despite all their platitudes and avowed devotion. That was and still is the reason none of these ever did believe the testimony of these Scriptures. Both the Jews of today as well as the whole of the Christmas religion have never believed, but they all have their own twist to the messages of the Holy Scriptures, their own interpreted version contrary to what was actually recorded. This is so even for the very plain and straight forward records never mind the slightly more difficult ones hidden in parables, symbols and poetic structures.

For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men—the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do.”

He said to them, “All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition. For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’ But you say, ‘If a man says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban”—’ (that is, a gift to God), then you no longer let him do anything for his father or his mother, making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do.”
Mark 7:8 – 13


This is also true of many other religions that trace their faith to either the ‘accepted’ Jewish religious text or the Christian Holy Scriptures.

Near all the adherents of these religions openly teach of a righteous, merciful and loving God but if you were to examine their doctrines in total frank objective analysis you will find a deceptive advocating of a harsh, unreasonable, ego centric and even vindictive God. Many also implicitly advocated a powerless, clueless, compromising God desperately trying to fix His creation gone awry while His arch enemy ran circles around Him.

In this discussion we will go through some of the many attributes of the GOD of the Scripture of Truth that we may know and understand to completely trust HIM to build the faith to love HIM as HE loved us: HIS creatures made in HIS image and likeness. To be able to fully appreciate these many attributes of GOD it is of necessity that we learn the skill of knowing how to ‘read between the lines’ that we may understand the implicit from what is explicitly stated. Reading the whole Christian Bible cover to cover a few times over is a prerequisite to be able to correctly understand what is implicit from what is explicitly written. This is in order to get a good overview of the Biblical message before going into an in depth study to understand the full perspective of the doctrines and teachings of the Holy Scriptures. Even as you are doing so, understand that there will be many things that you will be unclear on or confuse about. These are deeper meanings that can only be understand through fasting, diligent study and meditation coupled with faithful believing prayers to the AUTHOR of these Holy Scriptures WHO imparts understanding through HIS HOLY SPIRIT to all who had made the commitment through baptism to enter into and keep the New Forever Covenant made in the blood of HIS SON.


The CREATOR and OWNER Of All Things.

Almost all who believe in a single Creator God believe that such a God is all knowing (omniscience), and all powerful (omnipotent). Many among these also believe that this God is all reaching (omnipresence), having a total reached over all things that He created. And this is exactly what the Scripture of Truth revealed that there is indeed nothing that is difficult much less impossible for GOD to do. But unfortunately nearly all who believe these traits of the CREATOR GOD don’t really believe that HE is indeed truly without re-qualification all powerful, all knowing, all seeing and all reaching. So what they do is they redefine all the meaning of these words in the doctrines that they advanced making all powerful to mean not exactly all powerful, all knowing to mean not exactly all knowing and all reaching and all seeing to mean not exactly any of these things.

I won’t go into the details of this here because that would involve listing and discussing all the doctrines of many such religion which beside being not the purpose of my writings also would take up many hundreds of thousand of words; far too long to hold anyone’s ability to absorb. Even as I say this, anyone who wants to verify this can easily do so as many ‘religions’ publish their doctrines and argument for their faith on the internet as a means to spread their religious beliefs. But do be warned those who are hair splitters and "rocket scientists" that it may not necessary be to your best interest to do so unless you first gain some conventional wisdom of reason and judgment on how to do detail comprehensive research to get to what is true from what is a lie, what is explicit from what is implicit.

But the CREATOR is indeed without qualification all powerful, all knowing, all seeing and all reaching. There is nothing HE can’t do because everything that exist, is, because HE created them. And being all powerful as I wrote earlier HE can do anything to anyone at all with none able to deliver from HIM if HE so intended. HE can put the wicked into a hell of eternal torment more horrible that anything that the mind of man can even begin to imagine and never mind all the lies that many ‘religions’ advocated about a hell of never ending torment.

But HE hasn’t done so despite some great and many very evil things being spoken against HIM by the "rocket scientists" and self righteous atheists throughout the ages of man. Try saying some of these things to those who have absolute power over you, who hold your life and welfare in their very hands, and see what will happen to you. Try doing that to your captors when you are being held captive by kidnappers, hijackers or terrorist in the safety of their hidden lair, totally in their power and see what they will do to you.

But GOD had not yet sent these foul mouth profanity sprouting blasphemous personages to the fate they truly deserved. This should tell us something about the great control, patience and mercy of the CREATOR even as HE waited for the fullness of HIS purpose to be completed. But do not think that HIS patience and mercy is forever against all those who practice evil and wickedness. GOD is righteous and HE has set a time and place where HE will bring all into judgment that the unrighteous and wicked may be destroyed forever from being a plague of harm, destruction and suffering in HIS creation. This should tell us about HIS self control, patience and steadfastness that HE had not acted out of uncontrolled (even though fully justified) anger against all those who had blasphemed HIS HOLY NAME. All of us in our time had acted angrily against those who speak lies to slander us, or those who in deliberated acts cause us harm. All these anger are fully just and justified as too any actions we take against them within the confines of what the law of GOD and the law of the land allow.

Steadfastness is a trait that includes faithfulness, persistency and unfaltering resolve. It should tell us about GOD consistency and unchanging nature. Men are generally very reactive creatures. Being reactive is a trait of instability, a definitiveness of being easily swayed by external factors. GOD’s steadfastness testifies to HIS reliability in that HE can safely and totally be trust to perform according to what HE promises and testifies to.

What can be understood from just this very first attribute of GOD is that anyone who believes in GOD and yet do not trust HIM is plain and simply very stupid. Since GOD can inflict upon anyone the greatest horrors imaginable at anytime and HE hasn’t what can anyone possibly gain by not trusting GOD? Another thing that should be noted is that invariably all those who do not trust GOD are also those who are always acting in bad faith, seeded by self expediencies, sowing and perpetuating evil in the world of man.

If you were to examine the conduct of the ancient Israelites from the moment that Moses went to free them until their nationhood was forfeited you should be astounded by how stupid people can be. That is the reason I am totally astounded by all those who today professed to believe in this same GOD yet as reflected in their lives their total self expedient drives that bear not even a ‘nanoscopic’ measure of trust in GOD. This is the reason I say throughout all my writings that the bulk of mankind have totally no idea what the word believe means.


Our REDEEMER.

All of professed Christianity teaches that GOD is the REDEEMER of man, that GOD sent HIS SON to a propitiation for our sins, to die on our behalf paying the death penalty we have incurred because we all sinned.

So every professed "Christian" goes around proclaiming ‘JESUS loves you unconditionally’ trying to get the whole world to accept JESUS as their personal savior, to give their hearts to JESUS. But nearly all of them don’t seem to really know why mankind needs redemption. All these either advocated a grace that allows them to break the laws and commandments and all the things GOD had ordained including the very Covenant through which they receive this redemption, or a series of penances that do not require them to truly repent from breaking all these same things. They claimed that they are under grace because GOD had redeemed them through the blood and death of HIS SON without even understanding the simplest things about GOD and the covenants that HE makes. To get the full perspective to understand the covenant that GOD makes with man, please read the chapter 'The Old Testament and The New Testament' of Bible 101 under the topic 'The New Covenant.'

Instead of teaching the truth about what sin is and why JESUS died they fabricated new meanings of what sin is and totally hid the real reason why JESUS CHRIST came born as a SON of man to die paying the penalty for mankind's sin so mankind can be redeemed.

Sin is not about glory or lack of it. Sin is about causing harm and doing evil through breaking the rules that define integrity and righteous conduct. These rules are enshrined in the laws, statutes, judgment and commandments of GOD. Sin is just as much an act of causing harm directly or indirectly through intents as evil and wickedness are. This intent can be through commission or omission. Acts of commission as in the breaking of GOD’s law and all the things that GOD had ordained to be followed, kept, obeyed and honor. Acts of omission as in failing to obey these same laws.

Neither is sin about sex unless such acts are against what the law of GOD allows. Sex in marriage between the husband and wife is a GOD ordained requirement for man and woman joined in marriage unless for whatever reason either or both are incapacitated. Only totally perverted minds can consider these GOD ordained acts as sin.

JESUS CHRIST did not suffer and die a horrible death so that mankind can sin (continuing to break GOD's laws and commandments) with impunity. JESUS CHRIST died because GOD does not compromise with the requirement to obey and perform HIS laws, statutes, judgments and commandments. The laws and commandments are the framework of HIS Kingdom (nation) and Government. The judgment against sin is that of death to the sinner, all sinners. It is a penalty that must be paid. The only one personage qualified to take all these sins on HIMSELF is the very one who created all things. JESUS CHRIST took the responsibility for all mankind’s sin because HE created all of mankind. And even as HE was not and is not responsible for their sins which they on their own choice and volition in rebellion against HIM had committed HE nonetheless as their GOD, MASTER, CREATOR OWNER and RULER bore these sins HIMSELF that they might all be given a second chance to receive eternal life. This is the Grace that came through the New Covenant. It is not the grace advocated and taught by the Christmas religion either as a grace that tells mankind that they can sin (break all the laws and commandments and even the very New Covenant through which Grace become available) with impunity or that of doing meaningless penance to atone for their sins. If indeed sins can be atone for by these meaningless acts of penance than the suffering and death of JESUS CHRIST would have been pointless.

To the masters and disciples of the Christmas religion, ‘Now you go and tell all those who were convicted in a court of law of your country who have been pardon through the same law by those vested with such authority that since they have now been pardon they are not no longer required to abide by the law of that country, that they now can break all and every laws and will not face any consequences except maybe that they just to repeat some meaningless words after having done so.’

This is just how ridiculous the idea of a Grace that do away with the requirement to obey and perform all the laws and commandments of GOD. Equally ridiculous is the system of penance that does not serve any purpose having no bearing whatsoever with the need to obey and fulfill the same laws and commandments of GOD.

Repentance is what is required not "atoning" penances or emotional platitudes or hyped up hypocritical zealousness.

The main doctrinal frameworks of the Christmas religion whether these be in meaningless penances or a grace without a need to obey or observe anything borders on such ridiculousness that any claim of it being the faith of the Holy Scriptures is blasphemous to the GOD of this Scriptures implicitly making HIM out as a clueless incompetence.

The message of the Gospel should make us more appreciative and thankful to the great benevolence and mercy of the CREATOR that we should have the gratitude and real remorse in our hearts to turn from all these wickedness masquerading as enlightenment to love the GOD WHO loved us and to faithfully and humbly obey HIM seeking to do what is good and right and pleasing in HIS sight.

As man (includes woman), those of us who have love someone unselfishly we would be able to appreciate the fact that when we love someone we hope they will reciprocate our love for them. This someone may be our friends, our family, our spouse, our parents, our children or even our neighbor. So it should not be difficult for us to understand that as our GOD and MAKER loves us, HE too does so with the hope that we will love HIM the same way in return. And that is why knowing how much HE valued us to take ours sins upon HIMSELF and to die to redeem us should makes us all the more appreciative to truly love HIM the way HE loves us, without reservation and with nothing held back.

And equally important to understand from this is that we should know that we can safely and completely trust HIM with our welfare and our lives; that HIS intention is only for our forever life, welfare, well being and happiness. From this we must learn to let go of our self reliance to completely rely on HIM to cling to HIM to go where HE so lead us through hell or high water, obeying HIS every commandments without reservation, without faltering, without doubt and without fear.

Our FATHER.

When true Christian pray, they pray to GOD addressing HIM as FATHER. I know some “Christians” don’t pray to GOD but to JESUS CHRIST while others pray to some woman who long ago had died whom they called the Perpetual Virgin and others still pray to any number of people whom they addressed as Saint “this” or Saint “that” most of whom have died long ago even though some may have just died recently. Leaving all those to their own devices we shall focus only on what true Christian pray to as was clearly and literally taught recorded in the Holy Scriptures.

But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
Matthew 6:6

Why would GOD have us pray to HIM calling HIM our FATHER? Why not our OWNER or our MASTER or our KING? Why did the Scriptures not asked us to address our prayers to Love or Grace or Mother or Brother or any number of possible names or terms of endearment that we can imagine? Why FATHER?

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.
2 Thessalonians 2:16 – 17

Some may say, ‘Well, because HE is our FATHER.’ And that would be absolutely true. GOD is our FATHER, those of us who are converted. HE had fathered us with HIS very own SPIRIT, HIS HOLY SPIRIT. We are HIS children in gestation not yet born. Because once born we would no longer be fresh and blood but SPIRIT (1 Corinthians 15:49 - 50) and not just SPIRIT but sharing the very same HOLY SPIRIT that is GOD and JESUS CHRIST. Once born we can no longer sin just as GOD cannot sin (1 John 3:9; ) but not Angels as these can and have continued to sin (2 Peter 2:4; Revelation 12:7 - 9) billions of years after their creation.
 
By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.
1 John 4:13

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
Romans 8:11

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1 Peter 1:3

The SPIRIT by which we have been begotten is not that of Angels but of the FATHER and of JESUS CHRIST, the HOLY SPIRIT against which blasphemies constitute the unpardonable sin.

but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation”—
Mark 3:29

Those who have been truly loving fathers to their family nurturing them and wanting the very best for them may understand how a father feels about his children.

For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.
Romans 8:20-22

That said there are also over indulgent parents who ‘loved’ their kids unconditionally leading to their (the children’s) ruin. The Christian Bible recorded several accounts of such parents and these include the very Elect of GOD. Among these were Isaac, Samuel and even King David a man after GOD’s own heart. David was the most extreme among this three that I have named here. On the other extreme as is also often witnessed in the societies of man are fathers who are abusive and exploitative of those they are supposed to love and nurture.

It is not the scope of this discussion to delve into the mechanics of parenthood and child rearing but as with all things the first rule is always acting from love in the intent of the heart and mind. The Holy Scriptures is not completely without guidelines on parenting but as with all the messages of the Scriptures getting the whole perspective through diligent and thorough study must be the very first step. In any case common sense should tell us that proper nurture motivated by love accompanied by appropriate disciplinary training in the right values are the foundation to building righteousness in our children.

To those converted individuals who have not been caring and loving fathers I have only one thing to say, ‘Until you begin to live up to your responsibility you cannot have the correct relationship with your heavenly FATHER for your ways to be pleasing to HIM even if you were to have the faith that can move mountains.’

If your faith is not expressed in the ordering of your life, in the conduct of your life everyday don’t deceive yourself. Your faith is of no value like those of the masters and disciples of the Christmas religion and the ancient Israelites and Jews. It is just honoring GOD with your mouth but your heart is far away from HIM, your worship is in vain.

This conduct is reflected in how you treat your neighbors be they your family, spouse and children, brothers and sisters, friends, associates, colleagues, acquaintances or even your enemies; whether you act out of sincere love or deceitful bad faith.

If your dealings with those you see everyday are carried out in bad faith do not think that you will deal honestly with GOD to love HIM. That was exactly how those puffed up self righteous religious experts and authorities of the Gospel days dealt with their 'neighbors' and that was exactly how they dealt with GOD murdering HIS SON.

Today many even among of the Elect of GOD especially those who are elders and leaders are dealing in a deceitful manner, including even the very the angel of the Church of the Laodiceans (Revelation 3:4, 17).


Therefore in as much as those who are loving parents know how much care and concern we have for our children we should know and understand how much our HOLY FATHER WHO is the embodiment of love, cares and is concern about us. From this we should not let anything in this life whether born of desire or of fear to stand between us and the love of our FATHER for us. Let us then set aside all things to focus ourselves to the conduct of life that is pleasing to our FATHER and our GOD.

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
Matthew 7:11


JESUS CHRIST as Affiance Bridegroom of the Church.

Why were the unfaithful ancient nations Israel and Judah portrayed as adulterous? Why is a false Church portrayed in the Holy Scriptures as a harlot? Why is the Church of GOD portrayed as virgin maidens? The Scripture of Truth is very clear but the bulk of professed “Christianities” do not understand. Over a billion Catholics don’t understand. All the leaders of the mightiest nations of the world do not understand. Even all those “Christian” religion that traced their origin to the Protestant Reformation do not understand. But that is not all, nearly all the other believers of other faith (including Darwinist atheists) do not understand either. There are indeed very few who understand and most of these are the members of the Church of GOD but even then many among these members of the Elect do not understand. That is the reason some of the leaders, elders and lay membership had embraced the lie that the Church of GOD came out of the Catholic Church in the reformation movement. The Church of GOD had never been apart of the Great Harlot at anytime in their (both the Great Harlot Church’s and the Church of GOD’s) histories. Read the blog ‘The End of The World How It Is Going To Happen’ for a more detail discussion on this.

Firstly the Protestant Reformations and also many other professed “Christian” religious sects believe that the Catholic Church is the Great Harlot church period. But what they have deliberately blinded themselves to is that the Scriptures record ‘MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.’ That is not one harlot but very many harlots. Mother of harlots means that all her daughters are harlots. Elsewhere in the book of Revelation she, the mother, is also called a harlot (Revelation 17:15 – 16) and the great harlot (Revelation 17:1; 19:2). That means both mother and all her daughters are harlots.

Here is why. Because the covenant of GOD with the ancient Israelites (and includes Judah) was a marriage covenant, this is from a Spiritual context. That was the reason their seeking alliances with pagan nations and worship of pagan deities constituted committing adulteries and harlotries. The GOD of the Old Testament WHO was later born as JESUS CHRIST, a SON of man, was married (Jeremiah 3:14, 20) to both the nation of Israel and Judah. Yes the GOD of the Old Testament had two wives – the nation of Israel and Judah.

Anyone who teaches that polygamy is a sin is blaspheming GOD's Name. This is one of the sins of the leaders in the Church of GOD today, among many other sins including many other blasphemies. GOD is holding the messenger or human leader of HIS Church and also all the elders today accountable for all these and will require it of them in the days leading to the Great Tribulation. That is when GOD will punish them just as HE did David after waiting patiently for him to repent on his own. Then and only then will they humbled themselves from the lofty ‘hill’ they had set themselves on, to repent and abhor themselves in dust and ashes.

Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your keeping, and gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if that had been too little, I also would have given you much more! Why have you despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in His sight? You have killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword; you have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the people of Ammon. Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me, and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’ Thus says the LORD: ‘Behold, I will raise up adversity against you from your own house; and I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun. For you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel, before the sun.’”
2 Samuel 12:7 - 12

In the Exodus Covenants GOD freed the descendents of the Biblical Patriarch Jacob from their enslavement in Egypt and entered into the covenant with them. In the covenant HE was to be their GOD and KING while they were to be HIS people and citizenry (Exodus 19:6; Deuteronomy 26:17 – 19). That covenant was a marriage covenant (from a Spiritual perspective or context) with the Promised Land as the territory of the nation, and the citizenry as the children of the marriage. In as much as the returning CHRIST will marry the Church of GOD at HIS second coming so also the GOD of the Old Testament was married to the nation of Israel (and also Judah). Read the chapter ‘The Old Testament And The New Testament’ of Bible 101*1 for a more detail discussion of how GOD’s marriage covenant with Israel and Judah came to an end.

The New Covenant made in the death and blood of GOD’s SON too is a marriage covenant. The Church of GOD today is the affiance bribe of JESUS CHRIST. This is because the marriage ceremony has yet to take place which will be at JESUS CHRIST return with all power and authority to restore the nation to Israel as the Kingdom of GOD. In a parallel, when the Israelites accepted the covenant with GOD in Horeb they too were yet not married to GOD until the day when they or rather their children took possession, on entering the Promised Land.

Any single person aspiring to find a desirable mate for life hopes for the best possible match; not just in physical external beauty but also for the kind of person who will love and care for them that they may share a lifetime of such loving, caring and nurturing relationship today. Now I know for a fact that the majority of people who do get married or aspire to marry are not that noble due to bad faith and the near total self expediencies that is sadly prevalent and pandemic in the current world order. But I also know that there are still some even in this very ending days to the Age of Man who still have the purity of heart to have such aspirations.

All those of such nobleness and sincerity will be able to get the perspective of JESUS CHRIST as the affiance HUSBAND of the Church of GOD, HIS desire that HIS wife should be without any deceitfulness and bad faith. From this we should also understand what it was meant where it was recorded:

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her
Ephesians 5:25

In as much as JESUS CHRIST as the CREATOR of mankind died for mankind, HE died firstly for HIS betrothed bride the Church of GOD. JESUS CHRIST gave HIS life to have HIS wife be ready to be with HIM forever.


In the Old Testament the Prophet Jeremiah prophesied of the Church of GOD, the Spiritual Israel, after JESUS CHRIST coming Second Advent:

The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying:
“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you. Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel!
Jeremiah 31:3 - 4

Throughout the years in the Old Testament the congregation of Israel (the nation of Israel first, then the nations of Israel and Judah) given the physical inheritance of the physical Promise Land, wife to the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY were persistently unfaithful to HIM, committing national adulteries seeking and worshipping the gods of the pagan nations around them, and also seeking protection from and alliances with the kings of those nations.

Generations after generations, GOD in HIS love for them despite their near wholesale unfaithfulness sent HIS prophets to testify against them that they might turn. Finally when it had been conclusively demonstrated that they had no intention to be faithful to their covenant with HIM, HE gave them over to their treacherous adulterous hearts and had the pagan nations carried them away as captives and slaves. Yet even so HE had not cast them away forever. HE later returned the nation of Judah to the land of their inheritance. But for all that Judah never fully turned from her unfaithfulness to keep, perform and honor their marriage covenant so they never fully regain their sovereign status.

Not long after that the LORD GOD became JESUS CHRIST born of the FATHER to institute the New Covenant founded on better Spiritual inheritance promises. From that time forward to all those who would repent, to the Jews and Israelites first but also all of mankind from all nations, Eternal Life became available by the Grace of GOD through the New Forever Covenant. This better promise comes in the Spiritual nation of GOD, the Church of GOD
started and founded on the day of Pentecost in 30 C.E. This is the Church, the Betrothed Virgin, who will marry JESUS CHRIST at HIS return after the Day of LORD.
Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.
Revelation 19:7


Our KING.

Throughout the times of the Judges in ancient Israel after the time of Joshua the son of Nun and his generation, the LORD GOD KING of the twelve tribes and the Levites of that nation had repeated raised up judges to deliver HIS people after their unfaithfulness to HIM in turning to idolatry had caused them to fall into and become oppressed by the nations around them.

Each time GOD sent a Judge to deliver them when they cried out to HIM because of the oppressors despite the fact that once they are secure they would eventually return to their paganism and idolatry after the Judge who delivered them died.

Here was GOD as their KING giving them a land blessed with abundance and prosper them in their land. Yet once they grew fat with prosperity and well being they would go seek out the stones, wood and metal idols of the nations around them forsaking the Covenant and the GOD that gave them their inheritance, their prosperity and security.

Time and time again when they became oppressed by the nations around them then and only then did they turn and cry to GOD of their covenant. Time and time again GOD mercifully delivered them through the hands of the Judges.

These Israelites refused to see that it was their unfaithfulness that led to them suffering at the hands of the nations whose gods they chose to serve rather the GOD who blessed them and had given them their inheritance in the Promise Land. So finally in the time of Samuel they petitioned Samuel to appoint a King over them rejecting the MERCIFUL GOD WHO had not destroyed them for their unfaithfulness but had repeated dealt mercifully with them when they cried to HIM.

GOD seeing and knowing their unfaithful hearts told Samuel to accede to their request to appoint a king after their own hearts over them but first warning them what such a King would require from them.

And the LORD said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them. According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt, even to this day—with which they have forsaken Me and served other gods—so they are doing to you also. Now therefore, heed their voice. However, you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them.”
1 Samuel 8:7 – 9


So Samuel duly appointed a king over them.

“Now therefore, here is the king whom you have chosen and whom you have desired. And take note, the LORD has set a king over you. If you fear the LORD and serve Him and obey His voice, and do not rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then both you and the king who reigns over you will continue following the LORD your God. However, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD, but rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then the hand of the LORD will be against you, as it was against your fathers.
“Now therefore, stand and see this great thing which the LORD will do before your eyes: Is today not the wheat harvest? I will call to the LORD, and He will send thunder and rain, that you may perceive and see that your wickedness is great, which you have done in the sight of the LORD, in asking a king for yourselves.”
1 Samuel 12:13 - 17


After appointing them a king, Samuel further exhorted them to be faithful warning them that having a human king over them would not mean that they could from then sin against GOD breaking their covenant with HIM with impunity. This should reinforce the understanding that Grace through the New Covenant does not mean Christians can from then disregards the Laws and Commandments of GOD as the daughters of the Christmas religion had been advocating say, ‘It is by grace we are say not of works’ meaning all the things that JESUS CHRIST taught and the Scripture of Truth commandment are now no longer valid.

Only fear the LORD, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you. But if you still do wickedly, you shall be swept away, both you and your king.”
1 Samuel 12:24 – 25


From this we should know and understand that even now from since the founding of the New Covenant Church of GOD in 30 C.E. Christian are to live a life constantly purging themselves of every spot and blemish of sin through living a life ordered according to every word of the Holy Scriptures (Matthew 4:4; Luke 4:4) upholding, fulfilling, keeping and performing every teachings, instructions, laws and commandments of GOD that they may make themselves complete and perfect for the marriage ceremony at JESUS CHRIST return; just as every bride wants to look her most beautiful on the day of her wedding.

GOD wants us to be perfect just as HE is perfect but we have to want it too. GOD doesn’t force us against our will. That is the whole reason we have this current state of the creation being subject to corruption and decay so that we can understand how the tiniest of bad faith of eating something we have been commanded not to eat can lead to so much harm and suffering as days rolls into weeks, weeks into months, months into years and years into centuries. The sad state of our current world order testified as full and conclusive proof how the tiniest act in bad faith have led to an entire planet filled with deceit and violence.


The JUDGE of all things.

As GOD, CREATOR and MASTER over all HIS creation, GOD of necessity also exercise rule over all that HE owns. That is reason HE is also the KING of Kings, because HE rules.

Go to any nation of the world today and tell them that they do need laws to govern the conduct of their citizens and surely you will be laugh to scorn. In the Third Heaven, the realm of Angelic Spirit personages, are multiple billions of Angels while on earth multiple billions of mankind. Every one of this a free willed independent mind personage, each having a unique personal Spirit-mind and his own lives’ drives.

If they is no regulatory oversight there will be contentions and disagreements leading to all manner of the conflicts and wars we see in our world because man has refused to abide by and honor the Law of Relationships that define proper friendly and conducive behavior that would foster an understanding and caring world. And this is not because the societies of man do not have their own rules and laws and statutes to govern how each individual may not behave but they plainly refused to abide by them, breaking these civil and criminal laws whenever they think they can get away with it, and often times even when they know can’t get away with it.

This being done in the world of man and if you can believe the records of the Holy Scriptures, it is done even in the heavenly realm by rebellious Angels.

Because of all these breaches and violations it is of necessity that the CREATOR of both man and Angels bring to account all those who breached and break the rules that ensure peace and goodwill. GOD therefore as CREATOR, MASTER and RULER over HIS creation is also the ultimate JUDGE of every offense to punish the offenders so that the innocent may not be victims forever. For this GOD has appointed a time called the Judgment Day of which the soon coming ‘End of the World’ is a type. This is when GOD will justly punish all the wicked law breakers and rewards those who in sincere caring love conduct their lives fulfilling the Commandment of Love.

The reason GOD had delay the imposition of judgment at every instance of commitment of an offense is order that all those who would pursue wickedness especially among those in the Angelic realm who know GOD and the truth that they will be fully revealed. This GOD does according to HIS infinite wisdom that HE should purge wickedness and evil from HIS creation once and forever.

Knowing that GOD is indeed infinitely wise, just and righteous we should know that no one who does wickedness will be unpunished when GOD brings all mankind who have ever lived back to life that each and every individual who out intent whether in commission or omission transgressed HIS Commandment of Love to commit acts of deceit and wickedness. No one gets away with anything whether they are Angels, men or women. Everyone will be justly and adequate punish and all those who will not repent and turn from pursuing their self expediencies GOD will then destroy forever.

But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Revelation 21:8

In the New Heaven and New Earth there will be none who would practice the evils and wickedness which had corrupted our contemporary world with every foul and deceitful deeds resulting in untold misery, suffering and death in the age of man.


Therefore if then your hands are clean, and you have restrained your feet from running to do evil and in the integrity of your heart you have humbly seek the righteous of GOD to perform all HIS commandments and to completely obey HIS voice with true sincerity and devoid of deceit, you must surely know that your ways would be well pleasing before GOD.

The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But He loves him who follows righteousness.
Proverbs 15:9

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2. I have intentionally left out many scriptural references as anyone who wants to prove or disprove what is written here should read the Christian Bible thoroughly and extensively (from cover to cover at least three or more times).
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