Spare No Effort to Advance on All 7 Fronts

The 7 fronts on which to advance as a Christian and member of the
kingdom of Christ are:  the church of the firstborn, one Spirit of God--
God the Holy Spirit not a Ghost, one hope finalized only after the
Second Coming, one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of the only God
the Father, one Christian faith based on the ASPI version of the Bible,
one baptism which is the One Salvation, and one God only, who is the
Father of the Lord Jesus Christ and Creator of the Universe.  

When Paul writes in Ephesians 4:3, to “Spare no effort to make fast
with bonds of peace, the unity which the Spirit gives” (NEV), it may not
be apparent immediately that he is trying to get Christians to advance
in maturity, witness, and preaching and Bible study with balance,
symmetry, and simultaneously with all seven of the major doctrines of
the Bible:  “one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one
hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and
Father of all...”  (Ephesians 4:4-6 NKJV)  Yes, that is a good reaction,
“How do you advance and study all 7 major doctrines of the Bible at
one time?”  One way is by keeping your Bible thoughts and studies IN
CONTEXT.
The Holy Spirit through the writing of the bible has provided this “unity
of the Spirit in the bond of peace” so that it is our responsibility to
work on this foundation from the Spirit, “endeavoring to keep the unity
of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”  (Ephesians 4:3 NKJV)
As you continue these Bible studies on the 14 letters of the Apostle
Paul, the prayer is that you will keep a balanced approach by keeping
the whole Bible in mind.  Denominations have been created, splits in
Christianity, and even wars have been fought, because of tangents on
just one or more of the total 7 major doctrines.  And yes, if you read
the whole Bible--or the substitute of a short outline of the whole Bible
in paraphrase form to follow--you can prevent such tangents,
imbalance, and lack of symmetry to the Christian life.
                  
Principles of Bible Hermeneutics
An outstanding principle of Bible hermeneutics {the science of Bible
interpretation, which is really no more or no less than the principles the
Bible itself lays down for proper understanding} is to keep your Bible
studies in context:  the study of a verse like Jeremiah 7:11 {on the “den
of thieves} in the total context of chapter 11; the chapters like Jeremiah
11 in the context of the whole book of Jeremiah where only in chapter
40 and following do we really find out what God’s backsliden people
were thinking {thoughts of idolatry}; and the book of Jeremiah in the
context of the other major and minor Prophets {especially the
Prophets to Nations} on Prophesy, especially Jeremiah who was
among the captives in Chaldea at the same time Jeremiah was daily
striving to preach the temple message outside the gates; and also the
book of Jeremiah and the verses in the context of their many quotes in
the New Testament {where the NT not only quotes but give the proper
ASPI interpretation and explains}, like where Jesus gives the proper
interpretation straight from the throne of God that a DEN OF
THIEVES is those people of God who practice their worship for profit
and that treat the house of God, meant to be a place of prayer and
worship, as a Sunday hideout from a week of unrighteous works.
            
The Top 12 Topics of the Bible   
{As you study the top 12 topics on the Bible, you will find that fall
under the 7 ONEs}    
   
I. The Living God of the Living   
II. Righteousness of God and Man                                                          
III. The Composite Witness of the
Bible                                                                    
IV. God, Man and the Son of Man                                                           
V. The Resurrection                                           
VI. Wisdom From God                                           
VII. The Gospel                                   
VIII. Listening More Important Than Sacrifice
IX. What Happened to the Jews as the Chosen
nation’                                                                                   
X. The Salvation of God                                                   
XI. The New King of Israel                                                   
XII. The Living God Wants Others to Live
{See "Top 12 Topics of the Bible" web page.}

ASPI-5:  THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS.
{The first 4 top topics were in Part I, now we conclude with Part 2}

I. What God did for Christ the firstborn and therefore what He also
does for all that will believe in Christ as the secondborns! Psalms 16-35
1. Psalm 16:8-11: God is at my right hand; I feel secure and realize
that honor will be achieved; the pains of the flesh are assuaged by
hope; God will not leave my soul in hell; and God will not allow His
Holy One to see corruption in the grave; God will show me the path of
everlasting life where in His Presence there is fullness of joy; and at
His right hand there is pleasure forever.
{NOTE: The only way Jesus
could place the Father on His right hand and also be at the right
hand of the Father is for the two to be facing in opposite
directions which was true at the Crucifixion stashes became a
curse for us!}
2. Acts 2:25: Listen again to the witness of the Apostle Peter as he
preached on the first day of Pentecost after the historical coming of
the Holy Spirit in power and fullness.

“Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man
attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs
which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you
yourselves know this Man, delivered up by the predetermined plan
and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of
godless men and put Him to death. And God raised Him up again,
putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for
Him to be held in its power. For David says of Him, ‘I was always
beholding the Lord in my presence; For He is at my right hand,
that I may not be shaken, Therefore my heart was glad and my
tongue exulted; moreover my flesh also will abide in hope;
because thou wilt not abandon my soul to Hades, nor allow thy
Holy One to undergo decay. Thou hast made known to me the
ways of life; Thou wilt make me full of gladness with thy
presence.”   (Acts 2:22-28 NASV)

NOTE: A Paraphrase on This Sermon from Peter--The Apostle
Peters First Sermon was naturally on Jesus of Nazareth after he
had explained what had been seen as manifestations of the
historical coming of the Holy Spirit in power and fullness to take
the place of Jesus on earth, Jesus immediately before having
Ascended back to the right hand of God the Father. First what
Peter had told them about the Coming of the Holy Spirit to take the
place of Jesus with a quote and explanation from Joel 2:28-32
(Acts 2:14-21): These men who are speaking on other languages
that so that all men present here can hear in their own language,
are not drunk; but is that historical event predicted by the Prophet
Joel. It is that at the beginning of the last days, in other words
right now, God will pour out the fullness of His Spirit; and with
this fullness of the Spirit will also come: (1) A more widespread
and democratic knowledge of God through the widespread
presence and power of this Spirit as young and old, servant and
free, men and women receive the Spirit; (2) prophecy will also
become more democratic as contrasted to the Prophets in the
Bible who wrote Scriptures of the Apostles of the New
Testament; (3) All this will happen between this beginning of the
last days and the end of time when the old earth becomes the
new earth as the sun and moon are turned into darkness at the
end of time; and (4) The sole method of salvation from this
beginning of last days to this end of time will be that   “Whosoever
shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Second what
Peter told them about Jesus and salvation: God the Father gave
His own testimony of witness to Jesus through miracles,
wonders, and signs that obviously had to come from God and
which Jesus performed as well as the voice that came from
heaven at the baptism and transfiguration of Jesus. God did this
in your midst the midst of Israel and in the First Century all Israel
well knew. Yet Israel crucified Jesus on a tree, or cross, making
Him a curse in the sight of God which was really the
predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God as we have seen
predicted in the Old Testament long before the First Century A.D.
God in order to complete salvation and the testimony to His own
Son raised Jesus up from the dead. You see if He was His own
Son, and He was, it was impossible that death and the grave
could hold Him captive. And like David wrote in Psalms as a
prediction of that which was to come and as a decree from God of
what was already settled in heaven that remained to be fulfilled on
earth was that God would not leave Christ’s soul in hell for more
than three days, that He would not allow the physical body of
Christ to suffer the corrupting influence of
the grave, and that as
the Firstborn He would be restored to life and the Presence of
God.

II. What God will do for humanity during the period of time from the
beginning of the last days after the Ascension of Christ and the end of
time!
1. Psalm 18:25 and Matthew 5:7: God will bless the merciful by giving
them mercy Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy.   
(KJV)
2. Psalm 18:49 and Romans 15:9: God will spread the praise of His
name and the name of Jesus among the Gentiles, another aspect of
the democratic ways of God after the Coming of the Spirit in fullness.

III. Now we are in a position to understand Jesus cry of “My God, my
God why hast thou forsaken me’”  of Psalm 22:1 and Matthew 27:46.
1. It is to be understood in the total context of Psalm 22 which starts
with the Crucifixion of Jesus and the words of Jesus on the cross in 22:
1 and ends in 22:28-31 with establishment of the kingdom of Christ on
earth in its fullness.
2. First we should realize that other portions of Psalm 22 relate ahead
of time events about the crucifixion as they pierced the hands of Christ
and as they cast lots for His garments: Psalm 22:16-18 and Matthew
27:35, also John 19:24.
3. Psalm 22:22 and Hebrews 2:12: Both He, Christ, who does the
sanctifying, or setting apart of Christian in salvation, and those
sanctified, that is the Christians, has the same source from the One
God the Father; and therefore Jesus as the Firstborn is not ashamed
to call the secondborns Christians as brethren.
4. So God the Father turned His back on Christ the Son was He was
dying on the cross for the sins of the world, while Christ was being
made a curse on the cross which a righteous God could not stand; and
to that extent God the Father had to forsake Him for three days
according to the plan that they had made in the counsels of eternity
while Christ was on the cross being made a curse, and while Christ
went to hell, the intermediary place after death for those who do not go
immediately to heaven where He preached to the dead spirits.

IV. Who Then Will See God and Be Saved’
1. Those who are sensitive the Conscience of others as well as his
own Christian Conscience, seeking their good as well as his own
good: Psalm 24:1 and I Corinthians 10:26.
2. Those who have received a legally declared purity of heart through
justification by faith and an inward potential of purity of heart through
the daily process of sanctification, and that will also become the pure
of heart with complete redemption or glorification at the Second
Coming of Christ: Psalm 24:3-5 and Matthew 5:8.
3. Those who learn to love life and see longevity of life: Psalm 34:12-
16 and I Peter 3:10-12.
4. Those who do not forget faith in Christ and in the Crucifixion of
Christ for salvation and righteousness: Psalm 34:19,20 and John 19:
36; and Psalm 35:19 and John 15:25.
(1). In the crucifixion they hated Christ without a cause.
(2). Not a bone in Christ’s body was broken like the Passover Lamb,
but rather when His side was pierced out flowed blood and water, the
sign of death by a broken heart.
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ASPI-6:  Wisdom from God.

I. Two Kinds Response/People.
                            Proverbs
1. Let a man ask in faith and without a desire to consume it on his own
lusts in order to get wisdom from God: Proverbs 2:3-6 and James 1:5.
2. Wisdom of God includes discipline of the LORD: Proverbs 3:12 and
Hebrews 12:6.
3. To turn sinner from error of ways: Proverbs 10:12 and James 5:
20.        
(1). Saves a soul from death; and
(2). Covers a multitude of sins.
4. Some do the deed of their father the devil: Proverbs 18:4 and John
7:38.
II. Some wise and unwise responses to God.
1. Those who have the knowledge of Jesus then return to worldly
entanglements are like dogs returning to vomit: Proverbs 26:11 and II
Peter 2:22.
2. To plan on tomorrow apart from the will of God is foolish: Proverbs
27:1 and James 4:13.
3. Rich foolishly fall into temptations and snares: Proverbs 28:20 and I
Timothy 6:9.
III. Making life’s decisions in terms of the terminal One Day.
                               Ecclesiastes
1.  While the Prophet Solomon primarily speaks of this diminished light
from aging, the consistency of the words and phrases with that of the
diminished lights after the final tribulation of Jesus in Mark 13 and
Matthew 24, so that as in many prophecies we naturally look for
something more immediate like aging and something more distant like
the final shaking of the heavens and the earth as the sun and moon will
be darkened, the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven
will be shaken: Ecclesiastes 12:1-3 and Mark 13:24.
                             Psalm 36-77
2. Then the meek will inherit the earth: Psalm 37:11 and Matthew 5:5.
3. In preparation for this new people of the new heavens and earth
God has provided a body, the body of Christ, as He took away burnt
offerings and sacrifices: Psalm 40:6-8 and Hebrews 10:5.
4. The unwise eats bread at the table of Christ while they lift up their
heel against Him: Psalm 41:9 and John 13:18.
IV. God’s Eternal Wisdom rests in Christ.
1. God the Father, Psalm 45:6,7 and Hebrews 1:8, says of God the
Son:       
(1). Your throne is forever, O God;
(2). Rule of your kingdom is righteousness; and
(3). You loved righteousness, hated iniquity.
2. Some statements by Christ before made on earth:      
(1). They hated me without cause: Psalm 69:4 and John 15:25.
(2). The reproaches of God fell on me: Psalm 69:9 and Romans 15:3.
{for a complete message on "The Wisdom of God" click here}
                            
ASPI-7:  THE GOSPEL.

I. The Time Finally came.
                               Psalm 70-150
1. Christ in parables told hidden things: Psalm 78:2,24, Matthew 13:35,
and John 6:31.
2. The Father charged to angels to care for Christ: Psalm 91:11 and
Matthew 4:6.
3. God knows the thoughts of the wise as vain: Psalm 94:11,12 and I
Corinthians 3:20.
4. This is the time to hear the voice of God, not hardening the heart:
Psalm 95:7-11 and Hebrews 3:15; 3:7; and 4:7.
II. Some things God the Father says.
1. Of The Son You are Eternal though the earth passes away: Psalm
101:25-33 and Hebrews 1:10.
2. Of angels, ministers and a flame of fire: Psalm 104:4 and Hebrews
1:7,8.
3. To Son, Sit on my right hand until I make your enemies your
footstool: Psalm 110:1 and Hebrews 1:13.
4. That Christ is a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek: Psalm
110:4 and Hebrews 5:6,7:21.
III. Believe and Speak.
1. God made Jesus Lord and Christ: Psalm 110:1 and Acts 2:34,35.
2. II Cor 9:9 and Psalm 112:9.
3. II Cor 4:13 and Psalm 116:10.
4. Romans 15:11 and Psalm 117:1.
5. Psalm 118:22, Matt 21:42, and Luke 20:17.
6. Psalm 118:26 and Matthew 21:9.
{Go to sister website of SunGrist Bible to see this complete topic and
more topics,
Chapter 7 the Gospel.}

ASPI-8:  Listening More Important Than Sacrifice.  
I. Listen to God.
                               I Samuel
1. Love of God and neighbor is and always was in the Old Testament
more important than burnt offerings and sacrifices: I Samuel 15:22 and
Mark 12:33.
2. To listen to Christ as Lord is more important than the legal
requirements of the Sabbath day: I Samuel 21:1,6, Luke 6:3,4, Mark 2:
25, and Matthew 12:2,3.
                               II Samuel
3. When you listen to God in the predictions of the Bible you have to
listen twice as hard as the predictions often have double meaning--that
is, a wider spectrum of meaning than immediately obvious as here
where it applies to King Solomon and King Jesus: II Samuel 7:12,14
and John 7:42.
                                  I Kings
4. Listen to God talk about His own remnant of Israel when He tells
Elijah that He has reserved 7,000 for Himself that have not bowed the
knee to Baal: I Kings 19:10-18 and Romans 11:4.
II. Listening Signs from the Early Prophets and Jesus.
Jonah
1. The Listening Signs for This Generation is Both Solomon, Jonah
and Jesus as recorded in the Bible while in Nineveh’s generation it was
the Prophet Jonah and in Jesus time it was Him the Prophet Messiah:
Jonah 3:1-4 and Luke 11:29.
Joel
     2. Listen to the Apostle Peter on the first day of Pentecost after
Christ’s Ascension as he quotes from the Prophet Joel to explain both
what happened on that day, and what would happen from this the
beginning of the last days until the end of time: Joel 2:28-31 and Acts
2:16-21.
3. Listen to the Prophet Joel start the ball rolling on the prime them of
the Bible about eschatology, the One Day of the LORD: Joel 3:13,
Mark 4:29, and Mark 13:24.
 III. Listen to God Himself tell in the Bible to what extent the nation of
Israel was and was not His chosen people.
Amos
 1. Immediately after rescue from Egyptian bondage God turned away
from most of Israel, giving them up to worship the host of heaven;
Amos 5:25-27 and Acts 7:42.
  2. God takes a people for His name from among the Gentiles:
(Amos 9:11,12 and Acts 15:15-17)
Hosea
 3. These same Gentiles shall be called sons of the living God: Hosea
2:23 and Romans 9:25,26.
Isaiah 1-39
4. If God had not chosen a small remnant out of Israel they would have
been like Sodom and Gomorrah: Isaiah 1:9 and Romans 9:29.
IV. Listen to God Himself in His book on matters or eschatology, or
last things.
 1. You must first of all see the double nature of predictions as related
to eschatology as when the Old Testament said,  “I will call my Son out
of Egypt.” (Hosea 11:1 and Matthew 2:15) {NOTE: The Son has a
double meaning: (1) First it is the nation of Israel as the Son; and (2)
Then it is Christ as the Son.}
 2. Immortality and the sting of death: Hosea 13:14 and Isaiah 29:8.
 3. Day of the LORD: Isaiah 2:3,12,18, and 19, and I Corinthians 14:
36, II Thessalonians 2:2, also 1:10.
 4. Isaiah 35:51; 61:1 and Matthew 11:5
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ASPI-9:  What Happened to the Jews as The Chosen People of
God?

I. Jesus taught in parables to explain what had happened to the Jews
as the chosen people of God, indeed made clear that all things were
spoken in parables implying that even the Bible itself is written in
parables in order that only a few can understand the Authorized Semi-
Public Interpretation {ASI}, that is that Scripture “is of no private
interpretation”.
1. Jesus told the parable of the vineyard where Israel is the nation that
rejected the rightful owner, God, of the vineyard by killing His Son
(Isaiah 5:1,7 and Mark 12:2 and Matthew 21:33). {This is
approximately the time and place, along with the curse by Jesus of the
fruitless fig tree and of the woes on Jerusalem for not accepting under
His wings, that the beginning time marker started ticking to mark the
three and one-half years that the Jews had left before there own cutoff
predicted by Daniel, and further identified by Zechariah as the fate of
two-thirds of the Jews.}
2. The OT and Jesus explain the nature of parables as such that they
who hear many not understand and be converted, but Jesus told His
Apostles and disciples that these parables were made for them to
understand (Isaiah 6:9,10, Matthew 13:14,15, and Mark 8:
18).                
II. God did give all in Israel another chance in the time of Christ and for
three and one-half years after His crucifixion, even with the beginning
of His life, a sign--something the Jews always liked and asked for was
a sign--that sign was of a virgin, Mary, with child, and the notice from
God that He would be called “Immanuel”, meaning that “God is with
us”, which He was at that very time in Christ--”God was in Christ
reconciling the world until Himself.” (Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:23)
1. “Whoever that falls on this stone {later in parts of THE MESSAGE
of the Prophets we will find that God placed a stone that was a
stumbling block in front of the Israel that had broken His covenants so
often and so continuous, that stumbling block being the necessity of
faith in the cross of Jesus} should be broken, but on whom the stone
falls is destroyed (Isaiah 8:14,17 and Matthew 21:44).
2. But still Jesus calls and called “brethren” the children that God has
given Him {Hebrews 2:13 and Isaiah 8:14,17) {Frank Graham, this
sounds a little like the “election” of Calvinism here, although also we
know the freedom of choice of Arminianism to also be here.}
3. Though the number of people in the nation of Israel throughout the
years between Abraham and Christ were as the sands of the seashore
in number, only a remnant of those will be saved (Isaiah 10:22,23 and
Romans 9:27).
4. God early chose that His Son, the Seed, would come from the
family and lineage of Abraham and King David, never changing His
mind or altering His course on this decision (Isaiah 11:1-10, John 7:42,
and Romans 15:12).
III. Israel had the same choice as the Gentiles, in fact the first and
loudest choice, that Christ would either be a stone of stumbling and a
rock of offence to them, or whoever believed in Christ and the God
who sent Christ would not be ashamed.
1. If there is no life after death, let us eat, drink, and merry (Isaiah 22:
13 and I Corinthians 15:32).
2. At the Second Coming of Christ death will be completely swallowed
up in victory (Isaiah 25:8 and I Corinthians 15:54).
3. All Israel that has been chosen of God to be saved will be saved,
that all Israel being identified earlier by Paul in Romans as the Israel of
Gentiles and Jews (Isaiah 27:9 and Romans 11:27)
4. Whoever believes in Christ, Jew or Gentile, shall not be ashamed of
that faith: Isaiah 28:16 and Romans 9:33, also Romans 10:11.
IV. What God did to Israel until the time of the fullness of the Gentiles
is completed.
1. God gave them a spirit of slumber: Isaiah 29:10 and Romans 11:8.
2. Meantime the Jews continued to worship God as if it was real:
Isaiah 29:13, Matthew 15:8,9, and Mark 7:6,7: (1) Worshiped with lips
while hearts were somewhere else; (2) Vain worship; and (3) Worship
based on the teachings of men in the place of the doctrines of God.
3. God will destroy the wisdom of all these wise men according to the
ways of the world: Isaiah 29:14 and I Corinthians 1:19.  {A complete
session on "Israel Broken Off" is available as both part of
Top 12
Topics of the Bible" and the "Jeremiah and Prophesy" series.}

ASPI-10:  The Salvation of God {called the One Baptism in
Ephesians}.

I. God chose the time!
                            Isaiah 40-52
1. First, there was John the Baptist saying in effect THIS IS THE
TIME: Isaiah 40:3-5, Matthew 3:3, Mark 1:2,3, John 1:23, and Luke 3:
4-6.
2. It was inevitable since these things were already recorded in the
Word of God that they would happen: Isaiah 40:8 and Luke 21:32,33:
(1) Most to happen during Christ’s generation; and (2) The rest on the
final One Day of the LORD as the old earth and old heavens pass
away.
3. The Mind of the LORD became the incarnated Mind of Christ:
Isaiah 40:13 and I Corinthians 2:16.
II. God Himself took the initiative by sending His own Son to planet
earth.
1. This is My Beloved Son, God said of Jesus of Nazareth: Isaiah 42:
1-4, Matthew 3:17, Mark 1:11, Matthew 17:5, Mark 9:7, and Matthew
12:18-21.
2. God is faithful but He will listen to the cries of men for salvation in a
time acceptable to Him: Isaiah 45:14 and I Corinthians 14:25.
3. It is inevitable that every knee will voluntary now and involuntarily at
the end of time bow and worship to the praise of God: Isaiah 45:23
and Romans 14:11.
III. Men will come from the four corners of the earth to worship God.
1. Men will come from north, south, east, and west: Isaiah 49:7-12 and
Matthew 8:11.
2. Heaven and earth will pass away, not Gods Word: Isaiah 51:6 and
Luke 21:32,33.
3. Gentiles will come in large numbers in spite of the fact that Gods
name has been blasphemed among them because of the Jews: Isaiah
52:5 and Romans 2:24.
4. Paul preached widely the Gospel of Christ where Christ was not
already named in order that those who did not previously see and hear
might both see and hear: Isaiah 52:15 and Romans 15:21.
IV.  Who Has Believed the Reports from God? {Another way the Bible
asks the question how many and who has believed the Prophets and
Apostles, the book of the Bible as the Word of God and respect them!}
                                   Isaiah 53
1. To whom has the salvation, or arm of God, been revealed: Isaiah
53:1, John 12:38, and Romans 10:16.
2. Who and how many believed the miracles of healing as Jesus took
on Himself the infirmities: Isaiah 53:4,7 and Matthew 8:17.
3. Who and how many believed when John the Baptist made the
report, “Behold, the Lamb of God...” (Isaiah 53:4,7 and John 1:29,36)
4. The great report of Jesus from the cross as He is made a criminal
and curse for mankind, and according to the predictions of the Old
Testament: Isaiah 53:12 and Luke 22:37.

ASPI-11:  The New King of the New Israel.

I. Jews and Gentiles as fellow citizens in the new kingdom.  {yes, back
to the kingdom again!}
                             Isaiah 54-66
1. The unmarried have more children that the married, the Gentiles
have more children of God than the Jews: Isaiah 54:1 and Galatians 4:
27.
2. None comes to the Father except as drawn by the Father, and all
those who are taught by the Father: Isaiah 54:13 and John 6:45.
3. God gave in the Temple to the Jews a House of Prayer, but they
had turned it into a den of thieves by the time of Jesus: Isaiah 56:7
and Matthew 21:13 and Luke 19:46.
4. All the nation of Israel that is really the Israel of the children of God
will be saved: Isaiah 59:20,21 and Romans 11:26.
II. Characteristics of the New King of Israel.
1. The message to Zion is that your new King comes meekly, riding on
a donkey: Isaiah 61:11 and Matthew 21:5.
2. Jesus told them in Nazareth of how the Spirit of God was upon him:
Isaiah 61:1,2 and Luke 4:17,18.
(1). God anointed Him to preach the gospel to the poor. {A King
especially for the poor people.}
(2). God sent Him to start the release of captives, and to make
provisions that the blind might be able to see.
(3). To provide freedom for the downtrodden.
(4). To make a Proclamation as to when is the Acceptable Year of the
Lord (the last days) that leads to the One Day of the LORD and Lord.
3. Happiness in this new kingdom will come only to those who first
mourn because of their inability to do it for themselves: Isaiah 61:1,2
and Matthew 5:4.
III. The Method of Citizenship Only That From God, on Gods terms as
dictated in the Old Testament and made evident in the New Testament.
1. The New Citizenship found of those who sought it not or who
searched not for it (grace): Isaiah 65:1 and Romans 10:20,21.
2. Jerusalem is the city of the Great King: Isaiah 66:1 and Matthew 5:
33.
                                    Micah
3. The Christ, the Prophet Messiah, born in Bethlehem, Micah 5:2,
Matthew 2:5,6, and John 7:42, to be: (1) A ruler of the people; and (2)
A shepherd of the people.
4. The sowers of the Old Testament and the reapers of the New
Testament will rejoice together in this New Kingdom: Micah 6:15 and
John 4:37.
IV. The Good News of the Gospel of the Kingdom preached by
messengers.
                                 Nahum
1. How welcome across the way on the mountain is the first sight of
those who come with the Gospel: Nahum 1:15 and Romans 10:15.
                              Jeremiah 1-30
2. Yet most do not believe the report, foolish people without the ability
to see or hear: Jeremiah 5:21 and Mark 8:18.
3. God established a House of Prayer but the nation of Israel turned it
into a den of thieves: Jeremiah 7:11 and Matthew 21:13, and Mark 11:
17.
4. Trust in God: (1) Whoever boasts, let him boast only in God:
Jeremiah 9:24 and I Corinthians 1:31; and (2) Trust only in God:
Jeremiah 17:5,7 and II Corinthians 11:9.

ASPI-12:  The Living God Wants Others to Live.

I.  God’s desire after His originally chosen nation of Israel has
continuously broken His covenant, forsaken Him, and served other
gods.
                         Jeremiah 31-52
1. Rachel weeps for her children: Jeremiah 31:15 and Matthew 2:17,18.
2. Gods desire to walk among and dwell in His own people: Jeremiah
31:1 and II Corinthians 6:18.
II. The just, justified, or righteous must live by faith in God.
                                 Habakkuk
1. Righteousness by faith; Habakkuk 2:4, Galatians 3:11, and Romans
1:17.
                                      Daniel
2. Kingdom of God starts out small then grows larger: Daniel 4:9 and
Mark 4:32.
III. The sanctified and glorified must live by faith in God.
1. The beginning of glorification is when see the Son of Man coming in
great power and glory: Daniel 7:13, Matthew 24:20, and Mark 13:26.
2. The end of the ordinances of the law and the temple worship came
during the Abomination of Desolation of Daniel, 80 A.D.: Daniel 9:27,
11:31, and Mark 13:14, and Matthew 24:15.
3. Before the Second Coming there will be a time of tribulation in
which even the heavens and earth are affected: Daniel 12:1-3 and
Mark 13:19.
4. Shook only the earth before, the last time will shake earth and the
heavens: Haggai 2:6 and Hebrews 12:26.
IV.  Final Messages to Disciples and to All.
                                     Ezekiel
1. To Disciples: do you not see, hear, and remember: Ezekiel 12:2
and Mark 8:
2. To Jewish religious leaders: in vain they do worship: Ezekiel 33:31
and Matthew 15:7.
                                  Zechariah
3. To Zion: your King is Coming: Zechariah 9:9, Matthew 21:4, and
John 12:14.
4. To Crucifiers: they gaped on Him whom they pierced: Zechariah 12:
10 and John 19:37.
5. To Disciples: will strike down the Shepherd and the sheep will be
scattered: Zechariah 13:7 and Mark 14:27.         
                                     Malachi
6. Jacob I loved and Esau I hated: Malachi 1:2 and Romans 9:13.
7. The Voice of One Crying in the wilderness “NOW”: Malachi 2:10
and Matthew 11:10 and Mark 1:2.
February 2012 Newsletter
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