Spare No Effort to Advance with Balance and Symmetry
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
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          
I. The Living God of the Living   
II. Righteousness of God and Man                                                          
III. The Composite Witness of the
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
X. The Salvation of God                                                   
XI. The New King of Israel                                                   
XII. The Living God Wants Others to Live

ASPI-1:  THE LIVING GOD OF THE LIVING.  (To view the details
of this topic, go to
Top 12 Topics on
I. God, Man, and Marriage.
1. Genesis 1:26,27, Matthew 19:4, and Mark 10:6.
(1). Let US make man in OUR image bespeaks of the plurality of God
during the time of creation.
(2). In our image and after our likeness tells of some of the glory of
man that during Creation was acquired from God.
(3). The dominion of man over all the other works of Creation tells of
the First Commission of man to be a pioneer in the exploration and
control of the works of Creation.
(4). The Bible refires to man as male and female so that in marriage
male and female becomes a complementing couple of male and
female. That is the way God originally created them; and in marriage
that is the way He intends for it to keep going according to Jesus, and
absolutely no person is to have any part in the separation of those two
which God has joined together.
2. Genesis 2:7,24, I Cor 15:45, Matthew 19:5, I Cor 6:16, and Mark 10:
(1). From Gen 2:7 we learn that: (a) God created man physically from
something that already existed, from the elements of the earth; (b) As
far as the actual existence or inward spirit of man that came from God
breathing into him the breath of life; and (c) With that spirit of life also
man became a living soul.
(2). From Gen 2:24 we learn of the one flesh characteristics of
marriage that God still intends and has always intended, that oneness
emphasized by Jesus and the Apostles in the New Testament.
(3). While Paul in I Cor 15:45 is emphasizing the difference between
the first Adam and Christ the second Adam, also the difference
between the natural and the spiritual body, the first man from earth and
the second from heaven, he also contrasts the living soul and the living
(4). As a man departs from the household of his mother and father,
cleaving to a wife in marriage, the two become in Gods sight as one
flesh (Matthew 19:5,6 and Mark 10:7,8).
(5). So serious is this matter of joining with God that the Bible
considers when a man has a relationship with a harlot that he becomes
one body with her (I Cor 6:16).
3. Genesis 5:1,2, Matthew 19:4, and Mark 10:6.
(1). Genesis 5:1,2 reinforces and builds on previous doctrine as God
calls their name, male and female, Adam.
II. God and the Gospel.
1. Genesis 12:1-3 and Galatians 3:8.9.
(1). With Gods call to Abraham to another land, God gave the
everlasting covenant of: (a) From Abram’s seed God would make the
great nation of Israel; (b) Through his seed Christ the name of Abram
would be great; and (c) Through Abram all the families and nations of
the earth would be blessed.
(2). Paul writes in Galatians 3:8,9 that:
a. When God said “In thee shall all nations be blessed” God was
preaching the Gospel to Abraham;
b. This all nations meant the Gentiles, or heathen which is the favorite
word of the Bible for Gentiles;
c. This Gospel is justification through faith; and
d. All Gentiles and Jews who believe in Christ becomes the seed of
Abraham through faith.
2. Genesis 15:5,6, Romans 4:18, and James 2:23.
(1). In Genesis 15:5 God identifies that the seed of Abram will be as
numerous as the stars of the sky, and in Genesis 15:6 since Abraham
believed God will He said this the belief was counted for righteousness.
(2). In quoting “So shall your seed be” from Genesis in Romans 4:18,
Paul emphasizes how Abraham believed in hope against hope that he
would indeed be the father of many nations although he had at the time
no sons.
(3). The Apostle James in James 2:23 reiterates how the faith of
Abraham was counted as righteousness, adding that Abraham was
called the friend of God.
3. Genesis 17:5 and Romans 4:17.
(1). As God changes the name of Abram to Abraham, He says “A
father of many nations have I made thee”.
(2). Paul tells us in Romans 4:17 that this quote from Genesis 17:5
tells us two things about God Himself:
a. God is a life-giving God; and
b. God is a God that can call into existence what did not previously
III. God of the Living, our Father in Heaven.
1. Genesis 18:12-14 and Mark 10:27.
(1). God told Abraham and Sarah that though old and stricken in years
they would have a son, and when Sarah laughed God said, Is any thing
too hard for the LORD’
(2). Jesus in Mark 10:27, not in the same context but with a paraphrase
of the same meaning, talks of salvation as all things are possible with
2. Genesis 22:18 and Galatians 3:16.
(1). All nations will be blessed with salvation through the seed of
(2). That Seed is singular, the Seed is Christ.
3. Genesis 38:8 and Mark 12:19.
(1). Judah told Oman to raise up children to his brother Er whom God
had slain.
(2). When the Sadducees brought up the matter of raising children by a
died brothers wife and as to whose wife she would be in the
resurrection, Jesus told them that what was important was that God
was the God of the living, the God of the living Abraham, Isaac, and
4. Exodus 3:6 and Luke 20:37.
(1). God told Moses in the call at the burning bush that He was the
God of Moses father, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
(2). About the dead being raised to life, Jesus quotes Moses and
Exodus 3:6 how God is the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and
the God of Jacob; and with the emphasis on God as each time God
with repeated with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
5. Exodus 9:16 and Romans 9:17.
(1). God has Moses tell Pharaoh that he has been put on the throne of
Egypt for two reasons: (a) To demonstrate the power of God in
securing the freedom of Israel; and (b) That the name of the living God
and the God of the living might be declared over all the earth.
(2). In quoting that in Romans 9:17 and in explaining the meaning in
Romans 9:16,18, Paul is telling us of how God is in control of world
events; and what is important does not depend on the will of man or
the competitiveness of man, but rather on the mercy of God, and that
ultimately God will have mercy on whom He alone desires.
6. Exodus 12:46 and John 19:36.
(1). The Passover feast in remembrance of Gods rescue of Israel
from Egyptian bondage among other things included that the lamb of
the feast should not have a bone of the body broken, a direct quote of
which we will see later in Psalms.
(2). When the Apostle John in John 19:36 tells of how at the Crucifixion
of Jesus, and since Jesus was already dead contrary to custom, not a
bone in His body was broken, John is quoting from both Exodus and
Psalms 34:20. {Psalms 34:20 is directly quoted, and the reference
from Exodus 12:46 is closer to a paraphrase.}
7. Exodus 16:18 and II Corinthians 8:15.
(1). During Gods supply of manna during the 40 years in the
wilderness, those who gathered much had nothing left over and those
who gathered little were not hungry so that it was completely by the
grace of God and according to the individual needs.
(2). Paul quotes this in II Corinthians to illustrate equality among
Christians in the churches, or to illustrate the democratic nature of

ASPI-2:   Righteousness of God and Man.  (see

I. The Ten Commandments.
1. Exodus 20, Luke 18:20, Mark 7:10, Matthew 5:38, Romans 13:8,9,
and James 2:11. {These are the Ten Commandments according to
Jesus and the Apostles.}
2. Exodus 21:17 and Mark 7:10: speaking evil of mother and father
was considered so serious to God that those who did such were to be
put to death.
3. Exodus 21:24 and Matthew 5:38: under the law it was to be life for
life, eye for eye, and tooth for tooth s greatly did God respect human
life and welfare and desire Israel to do the same.
4. Exodus 32:6 and I Corinthians 10:7: Paul reminds Christians at
Corinth not to be idolaters even as the children of Israel were while
Moses was on Mount Sinai getting the Ten Commandments.
II. The Laws of a Holy God {the laws went beyond the commandments
to regulations, civil law which would be the law of the new nations, and
how to organize}.
1. Leviticus 4:18-20 and Hebrews 9:22: not a paraphrase or a quote,
but rather in Hebrews 9:22 Paul summarizes what blood could do in
the laws and ordinances of the Old Testament, the practices of which
Leviticus 4:18-20 is typical.
2. Leviticus 11:44 and I Peter 1:16:   God requires that His people be
Holy since He Himself is Holy.
3. Leviticus 18:5,16 and Galatians 3:12: any person who desires to live
under the Laws must life by keeping the Laws.
4. Leviticus 19:12 and Matthew 5:33.
(1). In these just and holy requirements of the Law of Leviticus since “I
am the LORD”, His name is not be sworn by falsely nor profaned.
(2). With this quotes as a starting point, Jesus says don’t make any
III. How Did the Law Read during the time of Jesus.
1. Luke 10:26: “And He {Jesus} said to him, `What is written in the
Law’  How does it read to you’”  (NASV)
2. Leviticus 19:18 and Luke 10:27: (1) To Love God with all the heart,
mind, and soul; and (2) To Love your neighbor as yourself.
3. Leviticus 18:5 and Luke 10:28: “And He (Jesus) said to him, `You
have answered correctly; DO THIS, AND YOU WILL LIVE.”   (NASV)

NOTE: If you could really do this, keep these laws, you would live
eternally. If now and during NT times, as the Scriptures tell us is true,
that is if “the law is our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, was it also
the schoolmaster to bring the remnant of the remnant in OT times to
Christ. I think so, although they looked forward to the atonement while
we look behind; and we are told that the Gospel was preached to
Abraham, how can we fail to see that it was also preached to all God’s
people of the OT times. Indeed we will see how much in the last
chapters, with all the “Prophet Messiah” references in the Prophets,
how much really the Writing Prophets did speak of Christ, and of the
Gospel aspects of Christ. Can we say then that God’s people of the
OT, like the Gentiles and the Jews of whom Paul wrote in Romans,
that “they are without excuse for their sins”.

IV The Laws Jesus Came to Fulfill, not Destroy.
1. Leviticus 19:18 and Matthew 5:43: You have been told to love your
neighbors and hate your enemies’
2. Be like God (Matthew 5:44,45): “But I say to you, love your
enemies, and pray for those who persecute you in order that you may
be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise
on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the
unrighteous.”   (NASV)
3. Galatians 5:14, Romans 13:8,9, and James 2:8: All the Law is
fulfilled in Love for Neighbor as yourself.
4. Leviticus 20:9 and Mark 7:10 (with Exodus 20:12 and Deut  5:16):
Since in the Law the requirement to “Honor father and mothers has
already been established and quoted here, it follows also on the
ordinances of the law, or applications, that those who curse mother
and father should die. {NOTE: The emphasis of Jesus in Mark 7:13 is
that the religious leaders were trying to invalidate the Word of God by
their traditions.}
5.  Leviticus 28:12 and II Corinthians 6:16:  God desires a distinct or
special people among whom He can dwell and be their God.  {NOTE:  
In Isaiah 52:11 as quoted in II Corinthians 6:17 this is to be a clean
and separate people.}
V. The real way to eternal life, to fulfillment of righteousness and the
Laws, is through faith in the Crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ for the
sins of the world.
1. Numbers 9:12 and John 19:36 reminds us that as predicted in the
Old Testament not a bone in the body of Christ was broken during

ASPI-3: The Composite Witness of the Bible.  (see sungristbible.

I. The Importance of Witnesses.
1. Deuteronomy 5:16, Exodus 20:12 and 21:17, Leviticus 20:9, and
Mark 7:10 where with Honor to parents and the law of death with
dishonor, Jesus teaches that what is inside man rather than what goes
inside him is defiling.
2. Importance of knowing the Commandments: Deut 5:16-20 and Mark
10:19. {You know the commandments, DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT
MOTHER.   (Mark 10:19 NASV)}
3. What Commandment is Foremost’ Mark 10:28-31 and Luke 10:
(1). First is THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD, Deut 6:4,5 and
Mark 10:29,30.
(2). Second is Love Neighbor, Lev 19:18 and Mark 10:31.
4.  Worship God only and serve Him: Deuteronomy 6:13 and Luke 4:8.
5. The importance of a special people to bear witness to God begins
here and runs throughout the Old Testament: Deut 7:6 and Titus 2:14.
6. Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4, and Luke 4:4: Man should not live
by bread alone.
1. Live by Listening to what Jesus, the Prophet Messiah has to say:
Deut 18:15,19, Acts 3:22,23, and Acts 7:37. {Listen to the Apostle
Peter as he preaches quoting from the Prophet Moses in
Moses said, ‘The Lord God shall raise up for you a
Prophet like me from your brethren; to Him you shall give heed in
everything He says to you. And it shall be that every soul that does not
heed that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.   
(Acts 3:22,23 NASV)}
2. Live by Listening to the testimony of God the Father to God the
Son: Mark 9:7, a paraphrase of Deut 18:15,19 except from God
Himself, and a direct quote in Psalm 11:7. {Then a cloud formed,
overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, ‘This is My
beloved Son, listen to him!   (Mark 9:7 NASV)}
3. Live by Listening to other reliable and trustworthy witnesses: Deut
19:15. {One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or
for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth; at the mouth of two witnesses, or
at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.   
(Deut 19:15 KJV)}
(1). Deut 19:15 and Matthew 18:16: if your brother sins against you but
refuses to listen, take your grievance to him byway of two or three
witnesses; and if that does not work take it before the local church.
(2). Deut 19:15 and II Corinthians 13:1: Listen to the Apostle Paul!
{This is the third time I am coming to you, EVERY FACT IS TO BE
WITNESSES.   (II Cor 13:1)}
(3). Deut 19:15 and John 8:17: Listen to Jesus Himself! {Even in your
law it has been written, that the testimony of two men is true. I am He
who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears
witness of Me.   (John 8:17,18)}
(4). Deut 19:15 and I Timothy 5:18: Listen to the elder of any local
church {same as the pastor or bishop} right up to the point that any
accusation against him has been established in that local church at the
mouth of two or three witnesses.
III. How Can you Listen to a Common Criminal Like Jesus of Nazareth
who was cursed in that He was hanged or crucified on a tree {cross}’
Deut 21:22 and Galatians 3:13
1. Deuteronomy 21:22.

“And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be put to
death, and thou hang him on a tree; His body shall not remain all night
upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that daffier he that is
hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled; which the
LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.”   (Deut 21:22,23 KJV

NOTE: Jesus was very familiar with this portion of the Word of God
as He was with all of the Old Testament, and when crying “My God,
my God, why hast thou forsaken me”, a cry of grief more than
questioning He knew that God had to turn His back on such a curse on
Christ for the sins of the whole world.}

2. Galatians 3:13. {ALL OF GODS WORDS AND WORD IS
redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us
for it is written, ‘Cursed is every one who hangs on a tree.   (Galatians
3:13 NASV)}
(1). We were cursed by the Law since striving to live by them and
therefore keeping them, we knew ourselves to come far short; and
therefore without real life!
(2). Jesus in the death on the Cross became a curse in our place.
IV. Listen to Jesus seriously on a few other matters.

NOTE: Especially if you think you were not under a curse because of
your failures to live up to the Law and therefore did not need for Christ
to become a curse in your place!

1. Deuteronomy 24:1, Matthew 5:31, and Mark 10:4.
(1). Deuteronomy 24:1.

“When a man hath taken a wife (this is not necessarily the way you are
cursed), and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favor in
his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her; then let him
write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out
of his house. And when she is departed out of his house, she may go
and be another mans wife.”   (Deut 24:1,2 KJV)

(2). Matthew 5:31.

“And it was said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a
certificate of dismissal; but I say to you that every one who divorces
his wife, except for the cause of unchastity, makes her commit
adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.   
(Matt 5:31,32 NASV)

(3). Mark 10:4.

“And some Pharisees came up to Him, testing Him, and began to
question Him whether it was lawful for a man to divorce a wife. And He
answered and said to them, What did Moses command you’ And they
said, Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send
her away. But Jesus said to them, ‘Because of your hardness of heart
he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of creation,
God made them male and female. For this cause a man shall leave his
father and mother, And the two shall become one flesh; consequently
they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined
together, let no man separate.”   (Mark 10:2-9 NASV)

2. Deuteronomy 25:3-5, I Corinthians 9:9, and I Timothy 5:18.
(1). Be just in judgment in that the punishment correspond with the
violation; don’t muzzle the ox as he treads the corn, and let a brother
raise up children to his dead brothers wife.
(2). It was written for our sakes more than for oxen in order that the
worker may work with hope of reward for his works.
(3). The elder (pastor or bishop) that works hard at preaching and
teaching should receive likewise double compensation.
3. Deuteronomy 25:6, Luke 20:28,38, and Mark 12:19.
(1). Your dead brothers name is not to disappear from Israel.

{NOTE: Why should the eternal laws of God be so concerned about
this one single name of a brother who died before he could have any
children. After all the last name of the dead childless and the brother
would be the same!

(2). According to Jesus it is more important to realize that in heaven
there is no marriage, rather men are like the angels; and that men do
not did who believe in God and Christ like Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
because they are still alive with the Living God! (Luke 20:28,38 and
Mark 12:19)

{NOTE: The real concern is that any mans name, alias himself and his
real existence, not disappear from the eternal Israel of Gods real
people of believing Jews and Gentiles!}

V. Listen also to a few other matters from the Apostle Paul in the
Word of God!
1. Deuteronomy 27:26 and Galatians 3:10: (1) Cursed is every man
that does not confirm all the laws of God by doing all of them; and (2)
None can truly be justified by the Law, only by faith.
2. Deuteronomy 32:12 and I Corinthians 10:20: (1) The LORD God led
Israel and their was no strange gods among them; and (2) The
Gentiles sacrifice to demons not to God, and the Christian is to have
no part in this worship of demons.

ASPI-4:  God, Man, and the “Son of Man”.  ( for more detail and
development Download "Son of Man/Son of God" from

I. How God deals with men and with men Through Christ!
1. Some evident things about God in the Bible of Job and Psalms.
(1). God can do everything and anything without any limitations to His
power in heaven and on earth.
(2). God knows every thought and every action of every man on earth.
(3). God tricks the wise men in their own methods of craftiness like an
adult playing with toys and children.
(4). God exalts the humble in His sight. They can be down and out and
still though humble in the ways of the world not necessarily be humble
in the sight of God, and it is even harder for the up and out to be
humble in Gods sight for they trust in their own riches or financial
2. Job 5:13 and I Corinthians 3:19: God catches the wise in their own
3. Job 22:29 and James 4:10: God exalts the humble.
4. Job 42:2 and Mark 10:27.
(1). Job 42:2.

“Then Job answered the LORD, and said, I know that thou canst do
every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. Who is
he that hideth counsel without knowledge’ therefore have I uttered that I
understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. Hear, I
beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou
unto me. I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but no mine
eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and
ashes.”   (Job 42:1-6 KJV)

(2). Mark 10:27.


“And Jesus, looking around, said to His disciples, How hard it will be
for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God. And the
disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus answered again and
said to them, Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is
easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich
man to enter the kingdom of God. (Why, because most of them unlike
Job can not say, ‘Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and
ashes.) And they were even more astonished and said to Him, ‘Then
who can be saved’ Looking upon them, Jesus said, With men it is
impossible, but now with God; for all things are possible with God.”   
(Mark 10:23-27 NASV)


II. God the Creator and Father observes man, men, and then testifies
to men.
                            Psalm 1-15
1. God the Creator notices that the Gentiles rage against Him and that
the people of Israel imagine a vain thing and things about Him: Psalm
2:1,2 and Acts 4:24-26.
2. God the Father has decreed and testified in the Bible as well as at
the baptism of Jesus in the presence of many as the voice came from
heaven that Jesus of Nazareth is, was, and is His Son: Psalm 2:7,
Matthew 3:17 and 17:5, Hebrews 1:5 and 5:5, II Peter 1:17, and Mark
(1). Psalm 2:7.

“I will declare the decree: the LORD hat said unto me, Thou art my
Son; this day have I begotten thee.”   (Psalm 2:7 KJV)

(2). Matthew 3:17.

“And after being baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water;
and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God
descending as a dove, and coming upon Him, and behold, a voice out
of the heavens, saying, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well
pleased."   (Matt 3:16,17 NASV)

(3). Matthew 17:5.

“And Peter answered and said to Jesus, ‘Lord, it is good for us to be
here; if You wish, I will make three tabernacles here, one for You, and
one for Moses, and one for Elijah. While he was still speaking, a bright
cloud overshadowed them; and behold, a voice out of the cloud,
saying, ‘This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; hear
Him!”   (Matthew 17:4,5 NASV)

{NOTE: What God adds in His own testimony to Jesus as compared
to the transfiguration after a similar testimony at the baptism is HEAR
HIM. Paul did not mean in Ephesians 4:20,21 that like Peter, James,
and hundreds of others you had to be there physically as Jesus taught.
What he meant was that through the help of the Spirit of God you must
see and hear from yourself, personally.   This is the key to who can be
saved! By listening to Jesus and His words of life!}

(4). Hebrews 1:5.

“For to which of the angels did He ever say, ‘Thou art My Son, Today
I have begotten thee’ And again, ‘I will be a father to Him, and He shall
be a Son to Me’”   (Hebrews 1:5 NASV)

(5). Hebrews 5:5.

“So also Christ did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest,
but He who said to Him, ‘Thou art my Son, Today I have begotten

{NOTE: This is the first time in this Bible study of the progressive
revelations of the Bible from Genesis to Malachi that we have
encountered Jesus as the great high priest}.

“...just as He says also in another passage, ‘Thou art a priest forever
according to the order of Melchizedek.”   (Hebrews 5:5,6 NASV)

{NOTE CONTINUED: And we will come to this second quote in
Hebrews 5:5,6 when we get in the progression to Psalm 110:6.}

(6). II Peter 1:17.

“Moreover I will endeavor that ye may be able after my decease to
have these things always in remembrance, For we have not followed
cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power
and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his
majesty. For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when
there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came
from heaven we heard, when we were with him the holy mount.   (II
Peter 1:15-18 KJV)

{NOTE: So that the Apostle Peter in writing for a permanent record
adds his own testimony as a witness to Jesus with the witness of God
the Father and that of Jesus Himself!}

(7). Mark 9:7.

“Then a cloud formed, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of
the cloud, ‘This is My beloved Son, listen to Him!’"   (Mark 9:7 NASV)


3. God chooses men and ways less esteemed among men as far as
status in order to receive Honor and Praise to His name: Psalm 8:2
and Matthew 21:16.
III. What Can God tell us about ourselves as men and women?
1. Psalm 8:3,4: When we consider the magnitude and vastness of all
that God created in the Universe, how in the world can He give mind to
a little man and beyond that visit man on the planet earth through the
Person of the Lord Jesus Christ’
2. Psalm 8:5,6: What does God specifically think of man based on the
way He created him.
(1). God made man a little lower than the angels, and recall that this is
the generic man of Genesis of male and female.
(2). God gave honor and glory to man by creating him in His own
image or likeness, and God keeps that thought pattern in mind in all
His dealings with man.
(3). God entrusted man with all the other works of His Creation, placing
man in dominion over all these works of Creation.
(4). God remembers man.
(5). God visits man.
3. Hebrews 2:6: We must go beyond the primary level of meaning
about Man to that about the Son of Man, the Lord Jesus Christ, who in
Himself fulfilled all that God originally meant for man and more; and
you see that in Hebrews 2:8.
“Thou hast put all things in subjection under His feet. For in subjecting
all things to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him, But now we
do not yet see all things subjected to him.”   (Hebrews 2:8 NASV)
4. I Corinthians 15:27. {Granted that there are many stories, many
chapters, verses, and books in the Bible; but the total subject matter
for the practical purposes of Christian faith can be summarized as
faith in God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and Salvation. Get that
and you have enough of the Bible for life. The following important
passage helps to establish the present and eternal relationship
between God the Father and Christ the Son.}
“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all
things under his feet. But when he saith all things re put under him, it is
manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. And
when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also
himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may
be all in all.”   (I Corinthians 15:26-28 KJV)
(1). There are still some enemies such as death that has not be
subjected to Christ as the Son of Man, or Christ as the Lord of heaven
and earth.
(2). God the Father has ordained that all in heaven and earth be under
the feet of Christ, and heaven is already there. May Gods will be done
on earth as it is in heaven as more people still on earth are subjected
to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
(3). God the Father did not put Himself in subjection to the Christ.
(4). After the Second Coming of Christ when everything on earth also
comes under the actual Lordship of Jesus then Jesus will Himself be
subjected to the LORDSHIP of the Father.
(5). God the Father may ultimately be all in all.
IV. What did God find during the time of David and before when He
looked down from heaven to take a close look at man {I suspect this
was and is all the time}’
1. Psalm 14:1-3: (1) God found fools who said in their hearts that there
is no God; (2) He found a corrupt humanity of abominable works and
an absence of doing good; (3) When He searched again among men
to see if any of man understood and sought God, He found that they
all had missed the essential way, found filthiness, and a lack of doing
2. Romans 3:10.
“As it is written, ‘There is none righteous, not even one; there is
none who understands, there is one who seeks for God; All have
turned aside, together they have become useless; there is one
who does good, There is not even one.”   (Romans 3:10-12
January 2012 Newsletter
The Jeremiah and Prophesy Appendix ebook,
NATIONAL DENS OF THIEVES (includes "Conspiracy
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