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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE NEW AND FRESH

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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE NEW AND FRESH
Why do we oppose it so much?

When people are stubborn, by having their own way, they realize that none of us have anything of our own. How do we hear God's voice and follow. Jesus said, "MY sheep hear My voice." We are guests and travelers on this planet. But when God sends His voice like a trumpet of the new, fresh and living then that old stubborn illusion called "My own way" kicks in and stops one from receiving God and His chosen "Voice" on earth. The Truth will always be opposed for anything real must be tested. The fleshly man opposes spiritual things because the fleshly man is set in his "own way" (tradition).

The first Christians/Jewish believers did not have the written (Bible) Word to go by much less the time to read it. Hence: [Ephesians 4:11-15] "And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love..." 
How do you know oh man whom God has anointed and sent if you have never heard His voice on earth? Hence: [Romans 10:14] “How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?”

Each single day God creates new things and He reveals new things. Fresh and new, just as all the things in heaven are always fresh and new, just like the shoes and clothes of the 40-years' wandering Israelites in the desert. Living under the cloud of the heavenly glory means to live under the new and fresh. 

The unwillingness to go with the new is the old fleshly Adam, even worse - Cain - who was completely unwilling to change; that's why God sealed him for only this earth. Cain's earthly perceptions dominate him to this very day. Anyone stuck in just the earthly dimensions remains not only in the Limbic part of the brain but like Cain is unwilling to ascend higher than just the earth and the material. Hence Cain was sealed with just the material. No wonder he became very good in amassing wealth and by flaunting it to the world attracting many like bees to the honey. Today, most like to be rich, but not work for it, because they do not really trust themselves enough to go and take the business risks. Many doubt their smartness, boldness and the necessary prowess in bringing in wealth. Hence, they seem to remain and a state of dream. Others come and tell them that out of the dream "miracles" happen and all they dream up will swiftly come to pass. So dreamers remains dreamers and the doers keep on doing what they know that works.

Going for the unknown, the new and fresh comes from God's gift, which the Jewish people have been endowed with since the day God chose them as His people. Then He forced them out of the land and by having no other choice they had to believe in their God, their choosing and the gift. {Read more about it in "A Jew in this world" book.[1]} In every country of their sojourning they brought prosperity.

[Quote] The Polish king Boleslaus III for his part recognized the utility of the Jews in the development of the commercial interests of his country. The Jews came to form the backbone of the Polish economy and the coins minted by Mieszko III even bear Hebraic markings. Jews enjoyed undisturbed peace and prosperity in the many principalities into which the country was then divided; they formed the middle class in a country where the general population consisted of landlords (developing into szlachta, the unique Polish nobility) and peasants, and they were instrumental in promoting the commercial interests of the land. [End of quote] [2]     

[Isaiah 48:6-7] “You have heard; look at all this. And you, will you not declare it? I proclaim to you new things from this time, even hidden things, which you have not known. They are created now and not long ago; and before today you have not heard them, so that you will not say, ‘Behold, I knew them.’

Scribes and Pharisees knew better and they fenced in their own doctrines and if anyone went over that fence and listened to Jesus that someone betrayed the sect and in their mind Jewishness. Today, the same spirit exists in Judaism - when anyone accepts Jesus (Yeshua) he or she is then Christian. Messianic Jews are being shunt. But that same spirit also exists in Christianity "we believe, we don't believe..." and if you believe otherwise you are not what the frame tells you that you are. So, it is the same spirit but within different garbs.

That dead and unbending spirit cannot change or move forward because for that demon there is no repentance since it is on the side of timelessness. Only in time we the living can still change and progress. We can repent and embrace the new. Those who hold on to their (imagined) own beliefs and beaten paths—and at the same time deem anything new as being false—not only dwell in the limbic brain but also play with the stubborn dead (spirit) attitude. It is this unwillingness that has had angered God and still does to day. Jesus often said, “you still don’t understand?”

Luther wrote (On the Jews and Their Lies, 1543) [Excerpt] "For such ruthless wrath of God is sufficient evidence that they assuredly have erred and gone astray. Even a child can comprehend this. For one dare not regard God as so cruel that he would punish his own people so long, so terribly, so unmercifully, and in addition keep silent, comforting them neither with words nor with deeds, and fixing no time limit and no end to it. Who would have faith, hope, or love toward such a God? Therefore this work of wrath is proof that the Jews, surely rejected by God, are no longer his people, and neither is he any longer their God. This is in accord with Hosea 1:9, "Call his name Not my people, for you are not my people and I am not your God." Yes, unfortunately, this is their lot, truly a terrible one. They may interpret this as they will; we see the facts before our eyes, and these do not deceive us." [End of excerpt] [3]

Luther missed the time of Israel's re-gathering and returning to the Holy Land, as we know it today. He also missed the fact that the Bible he was busy with was written by Jews and their God through them. If you take their work and adopt it as your own than that's plagiarism and theft.

Next. God sent the Jews to your country Germany so that you might see them and either bless them or curse them for by that alone you would know what was God's real purpose in dispersing His people all over the world. On one hand Luther termed them, as being cursed yet on the other he was perhaps jealous of their prowess and continuing financial success. Which one is which? Not only that they were successful in business and mercantile and were able to attain higher positions in most departments of the society, but also they displayed signs of higher intelligence and street-smartness. The slower one gets jealous. The dreamer keeps on dreaming doing nothing, or is happy with the little one manages to gain; while the survivor Jew gets quickly ahead.

Jesus said it best:

[Luke 19:20-26] Another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I kept put away in a handkerchief;  for I was afraid of you, because you are an exacting man; you take up what you did not lay down and reap what you did not sow.’

Fear, doubt and anger reside in the Limbic system of the brain. Whoever remains in the part of the brain for too long will not develop. Jews accelerated their progress by using the frontal lobe of the brain through their studies and practical applications of the law; not to mention that most come from the seed of Adam.

[V. 22.] “He said to him, ‘By your own words I will judge you, you worthless slave. Did you know that I am an exacting man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow?”

Being tough (in business) and protecting what one has gained requires dedication and faith.

[V. 23.] ‘Then why did you not put my money in the bank, and having come, I would have collected it with interest?’

This is typical of the Jews, who often locate money to gain interest.

[V. 24.] “Then he said to the bystanders, ‘Take the mina away from him and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’

The fearful loses even that which was entrusted to him and given to him who already made 10 minas more. Money must flow from one to another. It’s called cash flow.  

[V. 25-26] “And they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas already.’ “I tell you that to everyone who has, more shall be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away.

That does not betray any signs of being under a curse, does it?    As a matter of fact, when we lift our vision a little higher, even heavenward, then we would discover that in God’s omniscience it was His plan all along. Already before Christ, dispersions of Jews occurred to the lands where God’s seed (of monotheism) was to be sown. And how will He do that unless He has a people that do the thinking, speaking and acting in the lands of their dispersion for others to watch?

Hence Jesus said it best:

[Matthew 5:16-17] “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.”  

Next fact. If a Jewish prophet is so bold as to say (Hosea 1:9 for you are not my people and I am not your God) then he is telling the absolute truth. Those who do not tell the truth they kiss themselves (praise themselves) displaying signs of self-righteousness. Moreover, God spoke in anger and His holy displeasure and not from His heart, which is love. Although God does not change, however—in relationship to the ruled by time therefore changing earth—He works with our moral or immoral activities. If God spoke in malice and displeasure all the time then we would see it is His true nature; and some label Him as a vengeful god. Fools remain fools for they do not care if they live or die or are blessed or cursed; there is no fear of God in the tracks. AND THE WAY OF PEACE THEY DO NOT KNOW. [Isaiah 59:8]

God speaks in finite ways. The entire Old Testament, which is written in the old Hebrew language, contains no tenses. It is really up to the translators as to how to handle certain sentences be they in the past, present or future. However, God is eternal and timeless. For Him “Forever” means no, the immediate reality and the disposition of His heart.

[Jeremiah 17:4] And you will, even of yourself, let go of your inheritance that I gave you; and I will make you serve your enemies in the land which you do not know; for you have kindled a fire in My anger, which will burn forever.

This is typical of what I just stated above. In order to comprehend Eternal God this must be grasped.

[Isaiah 54:8] “In an outburst of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, but with everlasting lovingkindness I will have compassion on you,” Says the LORD your Redeemer.

Each time the prophet adds the word REDEEMER it speaks of the future because anything that is in the wrong place or in custody of another must be redeemed later on. There are two redemptions: one is the payment and the second possession. God already paid for all of us, including Israel, so just as He restores Israel to His own land so He will also redeem (possess) us. The physical comes first for it is a symbol of something greater than just the natural. (1 Cor. 15:46) Jesus came first to pay the price. He comes the second time to possess what's His. Therefore, Martin Luther was in that period of time when he was privileged to discover salvation by grace, which is a payment, the free gift of God. And since it is not earned in any way we ought to be careful as to how we address those God chose (the Jews) forever.

[Romans 11:18] Do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you.

[25] For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.

That includes Martin Luther. The number (fullness) of the gentiles was not yet, but only the beginning. Luther passed that arrogance to many Germans. Hitler played his cards (anti-Semitism) well and got the votes. Even when Russians were defeating the German army Hitler hastened to kill as many Jews as he could so he turned to Hungary. This impertinence and extreme arrogance I have personally witnessed in Germany especially in Thüringen.[4] Obviously Luther only gave the permission for the spirit of arrogance to weave a nest on his followers and then they, with their superior stance, would teach it to the rest. About 500 years later Hitler took advantage of this superiority complex and fueled it with his own brand of “racial purity” (Aryanism).  

The first time I arrived in Thüringen (directly from Jerusalem) the Lord dropped me smack in the middle of that spirit. When I shared with Lutheran pastors (and later on in Munich also with Catholic bishops) they actually gnashed their teeth in hatred. Some mocked me. Others ran away from the group only to come back few seconds later in order to confront me with yet another theological challenge. Also, entire groups would stand up and leave the service while I was still preaching. They laughed at me and then turned their backs to me. I know this spirit first hand.   

The psalmist said, [Psalm 30:5] For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning.

Then God speaks again,  [Isaiah 57:16] For I will not contend forever, nor will I always be angry; for the spirit would grow faint before Me, and the breath (Hebr. Neshamah) of those whom I have made.

Studying God’s character is what we do on this earth and this study is of the greatest utility in our lives. Who knows perhaps all of us who study our Maker will please Him and He will come and take us like He took Enoch.

More.

[Jeremiah 30:17] ‘For I will restore you to health and I will heal you of your wounds,’ declares the LORD, ‘Because they have called you an outcast, saying: “It is Zion; no one cares for her.”’ The entire chapter speaks of restoration.

Just five verses before (12) reads: “For thus says the LORD, ‘Your wound is incurable and your injury is serious.'"

Is God confused? Again. God always speaks in finite terms as if there is no more time. He is timeless, eternal.

But here comes the education.

When you read all negative words they are always spoken in God's displeasure and that is always temporary. All curses (ARROR) are temporary for they evaporate like water.

[Isaiah 54:8] In an outburst of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, but with everlasting lovingkindness I will have compassion on you,” Says the LORD your Redeemer.

EVERLASTING LOVINGKINDNESS… That means that anger is short-lived and it does not come from God's TRUE NATURE.

So, Mr. Luther: you have sealed yourself with time and the temporary and with wrath, malice and anti-Semitism. Then, you have managed to pass it on to your faithful. All are stuck in the Limbic System of the Brain. Hence, nothing new can come in for the old, like a bunch of ugly demons; sit on the throne ruling the mind with the dogmatic, stale and dead.

Embracing the new and working with the fresh comes from the frontal lobe of our brain. The more we use it the better we become and then progress swifter; outpacing those who dwell too much in the limbic brain; where fear, anger and jealousy reside.

Education is priceless stubbornness is deadly.


[1] http://www.amazon.com/Jew-this-world-Joseph-Luxum/dp/1604811145
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jews_in_Poland#Early_history_to_Golden_Age:_966.E2.80.931572
[3] http://www.humanitas-international.org/showcase/chronography/documents/luther-jews.htm
[4] [English] http://www.luther-in-thueringen.com/cps/rde/xchg/luther-english/hs.xsl/585.html [Deutsch] http://www.luther-in-thueringen.com/cps/rde/xchg/luther/hs.xsl/16.html

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  1. Those who speak of God's anger and wrath as permanent most certainly reveal their own status and their unwillingness to let go of it. I hope many decide let go of this mentality for the Eternal TRUTH(Reality).

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