Genesis 19 / Psalm 22 / Matthew 12
Yet you brought me out of the womb;
you made me trust in you
even at my mother's breast.
The Son of David did not exist before he was born to a human, except as the idea in God's mind of the perfect Son who would not be like every other human who was ever born, contaminated by the wild animal nature that made them unclean and unable to come near to Him. The Son of David was a human and therefore an animal, yet different than all the others in the one respect that he was born of God in the human's womb. God's first Son, but not a god himself who existed beforehand which reduces the message to a confusing mythological story.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning?
There was a reality that can't be seen in the portrayals of the Son as a god, who wouldn't have suffered the emotional grief of being separated from his Father unless he was a human as we are humans, separated from the Father. It is our dilemma to leave the agreement we find as animals so that we might find something hidden and secret, which isn't just that in metaphor so as to fulfill the words. Being hidden and secret, it is not easily found as is portrayed by the many who say their gods are waiting for any of the humans just to turn to them in some sort of generic embrace after everything else fails them. Being hidden and secret means it must be revealed or it isn't genuine. Once it's revealed there is only the slow, uncelebrated march toward the Father without the agreement we usually find to keep us motivated to keep going in whatever direction we think we need to go. The motivation has to come from another place than our usual method of manufacturing the hope we need to continue.
During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
David was the true brother of Jesus, one of the OT sons of God that were unable to be brought near to the Father because they were afflicted by the nature of the unclean animal, which contaminated them and separated them from God. The words were written for Jesus, while he was doing that work to save David and the few men whom God wanted near Him.
The only time the Father ever left him was that short period on the cross, when He had to leave because Jesus was being made into the animal on behalf of all those OT sons, including John the baptist—the serpent on the pole as per Moses and his conversation with Nicodemus—in order to take that animal away in them.
From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"—which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
They were already in the ground, unable to be transformed by their choosing. They had already chosen God over the animal, and the intention of the Father was put onto each one whom He wanted to be near Him, those He knew and walked with, the sons He wanted to remember.
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
These were the OT sons whom God remembered, and who were transformed in that instant, when the work was done. The sacrifice of Jesus the only human who kept himself pure, clean and right before God by not being led by the animal nature—what qualified him to be the spotless Lamb of God—was finished.
We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn. In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
The life the apostles knew was already starting to wane, even as is noted by the writer of this letter who figured that what had happened in the years was such a powerful thing that the natural presumption to all of them was no doubt that it would grow like a wild fire and take over the world. However, there were also the warnings that the magnificent phenomenon they were witnessing would stop and die out, even in just a short while.
After the sixty-two `sevens,' the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. He will confirm a covenant with many for one `seven.' In the middle of the`seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.
At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they did not belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
The animal was put back in the temple, which had become for a short while the bodies of the sons of God, and that abomination sealed up the darkness that has existed in the world ruled by the human animals ever since about 500 a.d. or thereabouts. If the sons want to know what to do now to be pleasing to the Father it is to seek to not be led by the animal instincts, the nature that was wrought in you when you moved from child to adult animal, fully dead to God. That was the secret power of the Son of David and why he was pleasing to the Father, which gets translated to the sons and must, or they cannot be pleasing.
I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
The state of being led by the animal instincts is being ruled by the enemy, the adversary, the deceiver. The Teacher will tell you what they are for you, and is able because of the power that belongs to God to be in an individual, personal covenant with each of His sons whom He wants to be near Him. That is the power and beauty of what happened in the first century, which was lost.
Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
Another example of how the preserved words became subjugated to the great whore is how the spirit was made into another god alongside the new jesus god, then this very important statement of the Son, like so much else he says, is murky and confusing. The power that lived in Jesus which overturned the natural order of things—going to those who were unlikely and overlooked, healing the physically and mentally ill—was the life of the Father, who did those miracles of overturning the natural order. It was not Jesus himself, nor another god called the "holy spirit," but the power of the life of the Father who lived inside him, which made him appear as a god, even though he was a human whom the only living God lived in, not a god himself except what comes from being a Son.
The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now one greater than Jonah is here.
Jesus is not talking about himself; he is talking purely about the Father who lived inside his body, making the Son the firstborn among many brothers to come, those who would be like him because they would become born of God.
You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
The word he spoke to them was that the Father intended to make them clean (sons like the firstborn Son), which would naturally make them clean. If the intention of the Father was not there to specifically make these particular humans clean, then there would be no reason for Jesus telling this to these specific men. He did not say it in a generic sense to every human who ever lived, but only to 11 men who were particularly chosen by the Father to be made into clean sons who could come near Him, just and only because of that.
Let your word be 'Yes' 'Yes,' and 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this is from evil.
For God, the easy and simple, yet hidden truth is all that is needed—Jesus is His Son, whom He loves, has chosen, and in whom He takes delight. Just to say what is true without all the superfluous fluff the animal likes to add, by which it thinks it can have a more powerful effect. And as Jesus tells us, let our word be yes or no; everything else is of evil. Being aware of the hypocrisy of the Pharisees is a good thing for us to consider, for it creeps up without notice and corrupts without warning.
The heart is full of evil and deception, utterly helpless to do the right thing except for the teaching we receive from the Teacher, Jesus the living word, to make us good children—to make us clean for presentation to our Father as sons worthy to be called sons. The miraculous transformation of a lowly creature, not much different than a rat, dog or worm in the its ultimate destiny; into a living being, clean and spotless for the Father's pleasure, and not full of the deception of the animal which lives to deceive us, is incredible.
We don't have to prove anything to anyone; the Lord's arm is strong enough to do what he wants to do. It is a lie within us that we have even one ounce of ability to validate our condition by inessential and wordy arguments, or lengthy explanations of 'proof' from the scriptures. That is a thing I am guilty of, the guile of the animal nature which still lives inside me to make me dishonest in my heart and unable to walk with God.
Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
So much dishonesty and we are very much at risk in falling prey to the schemes of the devil, which manifests itself by the lies of the animal that still live in us, what wants to continue to rule us. What wretched creatures we are, and would remain if not for the faithfulness of the Lord who now lives to teach us the right way, the way of the good, clean son who hears the voice of the good Shepherd, the Teacher who can lead him to the Father, into the promised land, which is the family of the only living God.
"Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts."
And a voice out of heaven came, saying, "You are my Son the beloved, in you I have found delight.
Behold my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved, in whom my soul has found delight; I will put my spirit upon him, and judgment to the nations he shall declare.