March 3rd.

Leviticus 8 / Psalm 107 / 1 Corinthians 16

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Now about the collection for God's people (in Jerusalem).

For those in Jerusalem there was a lot of poverty and suffering for not deviating from their position that the dead man Jesus was alive inside them. Because this new group was the true family, taking care of their brothers was the only thing that mattered to them, which Paul understood. The fact that they were standing up to publicly declare their belief that Jesus was the Messiah meant that they were doing the work of belief, and should be taken care of by their brothers in another place, who had more means to be able to do that. This cooperative willingness to deprive yourself in order to feed those whom you didn't even know is a reflection of what the Father wants from His own family of sons, that they see and understand who their real brothers are and aren't, and respond to them accordingly.

Any person who consumes any blood shall be cut off from his kin.

They were hard hit by their holding fast to the belief that Jesus was the Messiah they were waiting for, something they could do because he appeared to them in the form of his life (unseen) existing in their bodies. It was something they couldn't prove to the humans to whom it wasn't happening, yet compelling and believable beyond anything else because it was actually happening (the life of God has always been secret and hidden from and inaccessible to the humans, and always will be). The natural consequences for their belief in this unseen Jesus who was thought to have been another false messiah by Israel at large, was naturally devastating since renouncing Judaism meant being kicked out of the social network that they counted on to survive. The men were also being killed for their belief, leaving many widows and orphans for the brothers to take care of.

They have devoted themselves to the service of the saints. I urge you, brothers, to submit to such as these and to everyone who joins in the work, and labors at it.

The nature of the animal that controls the humans is the opposite of the nature of the son of God. The human animal that is ruled by the animal nature (all of them except the sons who are chosen to come away from it) can only be concerned about the self, in the mode of all wild animals no matter what their level of sophistication. The humans ultimately exist on the same level as rats and everything else because of the curse of being bound to the animal via the same nature of fear and hiding, even if they're a little more advanced and polished in their ability to hide from the fact that they're basically the same creature with the same limitations—driven by a force of power they cannot control. In other words they don't really choose who and what they are, or how they respond to things because they're driven to be a certain way based on what's inside them, what they don't act independently of. The humans won't even see their condition because of the nature of the condition, which creates a seamless loop of ignorance as per God's desire that it remain undetectable unless one is purposely enlightened to the truth of its existence. This is the truth that the preserved words testify about, and it corresponds to Jesus, the disciples and the rest of the believers in the first century—they were all chosen to have certain true, secret information disclosed to them, by a state of spiritual enlightenment (supernaturally existing within them), while the vast majority of the rest of the humans were not, as per God's specific design.

The reason that the religious institutions have to deny what the preserved words say as they presume to operate on the basis that what happened in the first century must still be happening now (so everyone and anyone can be a believer, and filled with the spirit god); is because the condition that existed in the first century, which did actually happen to a very small number of humans, went away and the world of humans was made devoid (desolate) of the ability to be under the same condition as the first century believers were. Daniel predicted it would go away, and Jesus reaffirmed it. There are also a number of allusions in the preserved NT letters indicating that something bad was going to happen to the truth that they were holding to, along with their condition of being under the new covenant as per the prediction of Jeremiah (God's laws written on their heart).

The religious guys cannot fathom that God would just go away and leave the humans to themselves, yet that's what He did many times before. So why not go away from the humans and leave them, since He had His Son with Him safe and sound. He could enjoy His time with His new family without having to deal with the humans at all. As soon as the work of the Son was finished, God's family of sons from the OT time were raised out of their graves.

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.

What happened to these OT era sons, who are said to have been raised, after Jesus ascended to the Father? Are we to assume that they just vanished, or died once again—God stuck them back in their graves where they had been waiting before? It makes more sense that they also went to the Father as Jesus did, since they were like him in their resurrection.

These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.

It seems right that they are with the Father and the Son, and since the Father could now enjoy His family of sons it was okay for the darkness be over the land, that it be a haunt of jackals with regards to His interaction with the humans. He predicted that it would happen that way.

In that day their strong cities, which they left because of the Israelites, will be like places abandoned to thickets and undergrowth. And all will be desolation.

You will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, the cup of ruin and desolation, the cup of your sister Samaria.

When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.

That is not to say that the Father and Son have everything they intend, because the family's not yet complete until all of the sons are with Him. Those whose human bodies died after the work was completed are waiting for the time when that will happen again, this time for them (as per the Hebrews writer's anticipation), so that the whole family can be joined as One with the Father and the Son—and these holy people from Abel to John the baptist who had been raised to be in the family. This isn't a theological theory anyone needs to hold fast to; I'm just going on what the word has said and what makes sense on that level where the word speaks—where I know what I am beyond all the fear and hiding.

What is important enough to be carried away by is listening to the voice of the teacher and conforming to what he is teaching whomever has been chosen to be taught by the unseen word. He's alive and able to inhabit the sons' bodies, so the covenant that actually means something can be personal and particular between each one and the Father. That is the process of being transformed from a mere animal to a son of God. Some things overlap, for instance the command to be preoccupied with taking care of the interests of the true family of God over and above everything else (even, especially taking care of the DNA carriers, the natural family), which is the will of the Father for all of the sons. That cannot be done in a genuine way though, unless they can come away from the nature that makes them be a slave to themselves and their own interests—the condition all the humans are under. All of this and the rest of the transformation is done in secret i.e., the humans at large will not perceive what is happening to the son who is chosen to have the Father revealed in his body, the same process the firstborn Son endured, which is not common or easy.

But before he suffered, he lived his life out for his brothers.

The old life is filled with the distractions of having to always figure out how to be responsible to our selves, how to survive better and protect our ability to be able to continue satisfying all the cravings that are alive within us because of the instincts we have no control over, being an animal driven by instinct. The new responsibility is to the Father, Son and the brothers—obeying their laws and precepts that they are writing on our heart for that very specific purpose of being transformed, having the old nature of the animal be replaced by the new nature of the son who hears the voice of the Father and responds. Through this process of hearing, believing and obeying by turning away from the animal (the serpent, deceiver, adversary—satan as per the temptation account) and toward the Father, we are slowly being transformed as we grow into Him. That is the process of being made clean and holy, as the Son was, so we can be brought near the Father, as he was.

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

The pattern of this world is the condition of the curse, what the humans are instinctually driven by because of the nature they're bound to, which causes them to act the same on the most fundamental levels where they respond to what's driving them. Hence they're all driven by fear and the need to appease that fear, and cravings and the need to satisfy them, on the most fundament level, just like all animals. Being bound to the natural creation is the curse that the sons can be separated from so that they become un human in the sense that they're not being driven by the things the humans are instinctually driven by. That is the good news which is being resurrected from the dead darkness in its simplest form. It isn't something they can do by any power available to them unless it's specifically given by the Father and the Son, for the purpose of making that one into a true son of God whom He wants in His family.

We don't just do nothing, since we have no power. If we know that the true spirit is inhabiting us, if we find a comprehension with the preserved words that we didn't have or know before—a miraculous yet hidden enlightening—then we listen to the teacher and conform to a foreign way, because he teaches from the inside where the truth about us actually resides, past all of the fear and hiding that covers it up. We try to find a validation on the outside but it doesn't come, especially from those who claim to know the way to God. We try to figure out what's happening, but that's just the old nature and what it craves—to control everything in and around it—which must be removed from us. We listen and obey, because breaking the terms of the covenant the Father is making with us will produce a darkness in us that is undesirable, which is how we learn by suffering, as did the firstborn Son.

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.

The suffering we endure produces obedience in us for our own good, so that we are not ruled and driven by the nature of the animal that keeps us an animal. We begin to be increasingly ruled and led by the life of the Father and Son so we can become clean sons for our Father's sake. No father wants a dirty son who loves a made up fantasy more than him. There isn't any stronger declaration of love than that which one runs after (follows after), which translates into what one spends their time doing. If it is doing what all the other animals around him are doing, then he is following the animal who keeps him what it is.

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

Not everyone who says to me, `Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, `Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, `I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.

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