Welcome to the Inward Jew Nation in Christ Communiqué! Saturday, April 2, 2016, Year of Restoration, and of New beginnings
The In-Jew Freedom Digest (I-JFD)
Our Statement of Faith
We, the Inward Jew Nation in Christ (Guyana, South America) believe in a single (Monos) God, the Father of all and Most High God, who is a divine Spirit. [John 4:23-24] Yahweh changes not…. [Malachi 3:6] Again, “God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man that He should repent.” [Numbers 23:18-19]
Redeeming Luv to: our Inward Jew Nation in Christ, all seekers of truth and of the Kingdom; worldwide.
This is In-Jew Freedom Digest, Saturday, April 2, 2016!
Beloved, today, we rejoice because we are alive and well in Jesus’ name. And that we are kept by the power of God, ever since we first believed. Praise Yahweh the living God! And we rejoice even more because of our fellowship with Yahweh our heavenly Father, and His Son Jesus the Christ. [1 John 1:3-4] Through His shed blood, and by faith in Him, we are Bone Fide Sons of God and joint heirs with Christ, in the New Testament of His blood. O, let us give Yahweh the Most High, glory. Beloved, as the saints in Christ of First Century, we Sons of God, and are built upon the (same) foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being our chief corner stone; in whom the whole body of Christ fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: in who we also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. [Ephesians 2:20-22] Readers, if you believe this please say Amen.
Beloved, God the Father of all; and Christ Jesus dwell in us, who believe from the heart. Additionally, with wisdom and the understanding from above, we can do all things through Christ in our current generation, and in generations of every epoch to come. And so, our aim in our present generation is, to liberate African Descendants from mental and spiritual enslavement; and all nations, who believe the Gospel of Christ, we preach, and with Yahweh’s approval be translated into the kingdom of God, and of Christ, both now and in the future. [Colossians 1:13, 1 Corinthians 15:18-28]
It is time we be liberated and translated …! [Colossians 1:13] But to affect change we as individuals must choose to be, or not to be changed by the way God approves. The change which Yahweh approves for man is liberation, or redemption by the precious blood of Christ Jesus. [1 Peter 1:18-19] As the Apostles; by experience, we, too, give readers the assurance that:
“We were not redeemed with corruptible (material) things, as silver and gold, from our vain conversation (manner of lifestyle) received by tradition from our fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot….” [1 Peter 1:18-19]
Beloved, as joint heirs with Christ, who was the forty second generation from Abraham. [Matthew 1:17] it is important that we, the Inward Jew Nation in Christ, (Guyana South America): know the order of our generation from Christ to this date. Thus a Major Crossing Over Point and Event in Biblical History we are using to start our reckoning is “the time of Reformation” [Hebrews 9:10] which marked the following events in succession: (1) the crucifixion of Jesus the Christ, (2) His ascension and status as High Priest by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into the holy place (in heaven), having obtained a eternal redemption for us. ” [Hebrews 9:11-12], and (3) the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost,―all those events took place in Jerusalem in March-April 33-34 A.D.
The following is a rough calculation of the order of our generation in Christ, according to my reckoning, i.e. from March-April 33-34 A.D. to March- April 2016. (subject to correction)
How we in Guyana arrived at a rough calculation of a generation
Let’s come to a common understanding. Given that the able bodied people in Guyana and in most societies are between the age of twenty (20) to sixty five (65) years: then the difference between 65 and 20 is 45. Hence forty five years (45) could be considered for our modern generation. Now from March- April 33 A.D. to March- April 2016 are, 2016-33 =1983 years. Next, we divide 1983 by 45, and the answer is 44 Generations.
Beloved, as the forty fourth (44) generation of New Testament witnesses in Christ, commencing from the outpouring of the Holy Spirit of promise on the day of Pentecost at Jerusalem in A.D.33-34, [Acts 2:1-12] the responsibility is ours:
The way forward …
First, to liberate ourselves from mental and spiritual slavery, and
Second, to convert and strengthen our brethren and all who believe from the heart, that they can be fully liberated by the blood of Christ.
As Simon Peter, we would have denied Christ several times, yes, but Christ has been making intercessions on our behalf that our faith fails not, and as we become stronger daily in Christ , He expects us “to strengthen our brethren,” in Him. [Luke 22:.32]
Beloved, as our Ancestors resisted physically slavery in all forms until they were fully emancipated in 1838, (in Guyana and in the West Indies) by the help of Yahweh, so that after that time we, their offspring did not have to go through it: likewise we, who by the grace of Yahweh, who are liberated from Mental and Spiritual Enslavement by the precious blood of Christ, must ensure that we preach, teach and be witnesses of a relevant Gospel of Christ, and most importantly by our lifestyle, too, that would influence and liberate our immediate and future generations of African Descendants, and all Nations, who believe, from Mental and Spiritual Enslavement. And what are necessary and relevant to our liberation are found in the Word of God. For example:
- We must have faith in God, establish a right relationship with Him, and exercise our faith for our liberation by the blood of Christ [Hebrews 11:6; 1 Peter 1:18-19]]
- We must experience a New Birth in Christ Jesus [John 3:3 & 5]
- We must be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ might dwell in our hearts by faith; that we be rooted and grounded in love [Ephesians 3:17]
- We must by the grace of God have: His wisdom; the ability to discern our condition, the times and systems; and to turn them around for our benefit, in Jesus’ name. We have the ability to think for ourselves; and the faith to study and interpret the scriptures by the Holy Spirit’s help to arrive at appropriate solutions that are biblically sound for our liberation, socio-economic growth, and development at all levels. [1 Thessalonians 4: 11-12, Matthew 7: 11 Timothy 2:15] So what are we waiting for???
- We must study to be quiet, and to do our own business, and to work with our own hands…that we may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing. [1 Thessalonians 4: 11-12]
- We must at all times transmit to our immediate and perpetual generations, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise. [Philippians 4:8]
Among other things we must teach them for example: the Apostles stance on the distinctiveness of the Godhead (meaning God, who is the Highest of all) according to the Word. They taught:
- God “will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is One God, and One Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due times. [1Timothy 2:15]
- “… There is none other God but One. For though they be that are called gods, whether in heaven, or in earth, (as there be gods many,) But to us there is but One God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in Him; and One Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by Him.” [1 Corinthians 8:4-6], and
What Yahweh Himself commanded Moses to teach:
- Yahweh commanded Moses to teach the Ancient Children of Israel thus, “Hear O Israel: the Lord our God is One Lord. And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thy heart: and thou shall teach them diligently unto thy children, and shall talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when risest up… and on thy gates.” [Deuteronomy 6:4-9]
What Jesus the Christ knew and taught about God His Father
Digest: “God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” [John 4:24]
It is noteworthy that, the noun “God” is singular number, third person, and it is in the nominative case because it is the subject of the verb “is.” The demonstrative adjective “a” (short form of one) describes the noun “Spirit” which is the object of the verb “is.” Since the subject is singular and the verb is singular also, there is concord here between the subject and the verb. Therefore “God” is singular, or one Spirit, and the one divine Spirit is God alone. Further, the verb “is” is the present tense, and it is in the subjunctive mood because it expresses a fact that, God is a (One) Spirit.
When we did not know better, we follow others blindly: but now we say what the Word says
Previously we said what others say about God; but as of now we say what the Word of God says about God. If you will, let God hear you say Amen. Amen!
Beloved, if we, who are liberated in Christ and know it, are serious about liberating our immediate and future generations and others from enslavement, we will have to point them to an appropriate biblical solution that is applicable to all of us, i.e. in the body of Christ as a whole. Remember that we are engaged in spiritual warfare. Know that who or what controls the mind controls the man for the moment, and for as long as he allows it. Therefore it is high time that we return to God and allow Him to liberate us in Jesus’ name. Understand that our current fight for liberation for all is not one that is against “flesh and blood, but against, principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” [Ephesians 6:12]
To be frank with us, no mere man can stand up against these negative forces, unless God be with Him. So had it not been for God, man would have been crushed as the finest powder by the devil and without mercy, to the point of being extinct long ago. But I want you to know that Yahweh our God, is merciful toward all men. He is longsuffering (patient) towards us not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. [11 Peter 3:9]. And bless God, for we have a God, who is not only merciful and patient toward us, but also one who cares for us in that He has provided man with the solution to withstand all tricks of the devil. According to the Word, the solution is, “Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. [Ephesians 6:12]
We can only be strong if we obey the Word
Beloved, we can only be strong in the Lord if we obey His Word. And this is possible since God gave man: a mind of his own, that he might think and choose for himself; a will of his own, that he might be self motivated; and the power to reason on his own that he might analyze and assess things and arrive at valid conclusions, as led by the Spirit, and according to the Word of God at all times.
The carnal and the spiritual mind
However, due to his fallen nature, man’s mind is a carnal one. And the carnal mind is governed by the law of sin and death. Thus “to be carnally minded is death.” [Romans 8:2 & 6] According to the biblical definition, “The carnal mind is enmity against God for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.” [Romans 8:7] As a result, “they that are in the flesh cannot please God.”[Romans 8: 5] The carnal mind is the root cause of keeping victims mentally and spiritually enslaved. And since this is a fact, to be liberated from mental and spiritual enslavement we need to have a spiritual mind so that we can walk after the Spirit. And this spiritual mind is the very mind of Christ which is available to all in Christ Jesus, who believe from the heart. The scriptures declare:
“That there is therefore now no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. [Romans 8:1-2] Let us give Yahweh praise for the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. O, glory to God, hallelujah!!! If you need to be really free, and you need it badly, claim it right here and now, in Jesus’ name.
But to be unshackled from mental and spiritual enslavement, it must be done with the understanding. Man needs to know himself, in the sense, that he must become conscious that they are two main laws, or principles present and active in his being, namely, (1) the law of sin in the members of man’s body, and (2) the law of the mind. [Romans 7:23] The former works constantly against the latter, and influences man to follow the desires of the flesh, and brings him under the law of sin, where he becomes a servant to sin. [Romans 7:23] The latter, however, influences the inward man (the spirit man) to chase after the things of God, and “to delight in the law of God.” [Romans 7:22] It is written;
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law doth he meditate day and night….” [Psalm 1:1-2]
Man’s personal experience of sin working in his members, and his belief in the Word from the heart, helps him to choose one of two paths: either the path, or the way of the ungodly in unrighteousness [Psalm 1:4-6], or the path and way of the godly, through which he can pray to Yahweh for his inward cleansing. [Psalm 1:3 & 6, 51: 6-7 &10]
King David’s experience
For example: King David went in to Uriah’s wife Bathsheba, and after Nathan the prophet approached him on the very matter, he became broken in heart and prayed to Yahweh for his inward cleansing. In desperation and in guilt plenty David said:
“Have mercy upon me, O god, according to thy loving-kindness” according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin for I acknowledge my transgressions and my sin is ever before me.
Against thee, thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mighest be justified when thou speakest , and be clear when thou judgest.
Behold I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceived me. Behold thou desirest truth in inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
Purge me with hissop and I shall be clean: wash me, and Ishall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness that the bones which thou hadst broken may rejoice. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free Spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. [Psalm 51:1-13]
Paul the Apostle, who after realizing that he (his inward man) was actually moving around in a body that was doomed to death, wanted to be liberated so badly that he did holler, or did scream, “ O wretched man that I am!!!” [Romans 7:24]
Convinced that he did not want to remain entrapped in his body of death any longer, the wise Paul put his total dependence on His savior and Lord Jesus the Christ, to liberate him. He trusted Jesus because he believed from the heart, that Yahweh God Almighty had sent Him to seek and to save the lost. And he said, “I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” [Romans 7:25]
Finally, in Romans 7:25 Paul from his personal experience made a sharp distinction between the mind and the flesh when he concluded thus, “So with my mind I myself serve the law of God; but with my flesh the law of sin.”
Digest and be blessed: believe and receive
Unless individuals, religious groups, and men don’t know that they are walking around in a body doomed to death, because of sin, they won’t have an excuse. Know now, Readers, God has made a way of escape that whosoever believes could be liberated by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. Your soul is too precious to lose it for temporal things that do not satisfy.
I urge you to reason within yourself and see how uncomfortable others become when they realize that in their flesh is no good thing, but death; and how they reacted to the facts of life within their body, for example, King David, and Paul the Apostle. May God richly bless you, even as you examine yourself, in Jesus’ name. May you allow the Holy Spirit to guide you in all your decision making from here onwards, even as you choose either to walk in the flesh, or to walk in the Spirit. Shalom.
May Yahweh richly bless you and your household, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Serving in newness of spirit,
MOTTO: CHARITY, CHASTE CONDUCT, CHEERFULNESS, AND CHANGE – INWARDLY