May God bless you – rest with God and cooperate with him.

God would bring his people to rest.

In the first creation-history it is said that God rested the seventh day after all his work, he blessed and made it holy. In the second creation history (Genesis 2) it is told that God created Adam and let him experience that God did his work, so Adam could rest on what God did together wit God. But he fell out of that blessing and rest, so God said to him that the earth should be cursed because of what he had done, there should grow thorn and thistle and with sweat in his face he should eat his bread, until he was left in the soil again, earth he was and to the earth he should return.

But Abraham believed God and God declared him rightous for it. His grandson, Jacob, was the origin of israeli people, called God’s people. God bring them into his rest. It became a long process of much conflict and strife, until Joshua hired them into the promised land. That’s how he put them to rest.

The Levi tribe did not receive land like the others, except for a land area around the temple, because they should be priests, so the Lord was their part. The animals that were sacrificed to the Lord became food for them and the other tribes should pay them 1/10 of their “income”, of what they harwested. So Levi tribe thus became the learned upper class, but there also came prophet schools. Both sons of Joseph, Ephraimn and Manassed, got their share, so the rest of the country was divided into twelve lands anyway.

Yet ther still were conflict and trouble, so King David spoke of a new day.

SLM 95.1 – SLM 95.11 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. 3 For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. 5 The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. 6 Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; 7 for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if you hear his voice, 8 do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah,* as you did that day at Massah+ in the desert, [*<Meribah> means <quarreling.>] [+<Massah> means <testing.>] 9 where your fathers tested and tried me, though they had seen what I did. I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known my ways.” 11 So I declared on oath in my anger, “They shall never enter my rest.”

SLM 96.1 – SLM 96.13 Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. 2 Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. 3 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. 4 For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all goods. 5 For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens. 6 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary. 7 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 8 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring a offering and come into his courts. 9 Worship the LORD in the splendor of his* holiness; tremble before him, all the earth. [*Or <LORD with the splendor of>] 10 Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.” The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity. 11 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be happy; let the sea resound, and all that is in it; 12 let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy; 13 they will sing before the LORD, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his truth.

David was both king and prophet, priests also became prophets, such as Jeremiah and Ezekiel, God chosen who he wanted to prophet, often ordinary people, the prophets Elijah and Elisha apparently had close contact with the prophet schools. It was at a time when the Lord’s prophets were persecuted, Queen Jezebel worshipped Ba’al and tried to exterminate the lord’s prophets and brought the king along.

The source of the living water or cracked wells.

God is the source of the living water and the good shepherding leads us to it

SLM 23.1 – SLM 23.6 [NIV: title] A psalm of David. [NIV: 1] The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,* I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. [*Or <through the darkest valley>] 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

SLM 65.10 – SLM 65.14 [NIV: 9] You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it.* [*Or <for that is how you prepare the land>] 11 [NIV: 10] You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops. 12 [NIV: 11] You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. 13 [NIV: 12] The grasslands of the desert overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. 14 [NIV: 13] The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.

HSA 4.12 – HSA 4.15 You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain. 13 Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates with choice fruits, with henna and nard, 14 nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with every kind of incense tree, with myrrh and aloes and all the finest spices. 15 You are* a garden fountain, a well of flowing water streaming down from Lebanon. [*Or <I am> (spoken by the <Beloved>)]

OSP 5.15 – OSP 5.19 Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. 16 Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? 17 Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers. 18 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. 19 A loving doe, a graceful deer – may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love.

JES 12.2 – JES 12.3 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.” 3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

JER 2.13 “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.

JER 17.13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you will be put to shame. Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust because they have forsaken the LORD, the spring of living water.

At a time when the shepherds were astray, it was prophesied of a germinate from David’s tribe, God would give them  new shepherds.

Later, at Jeremiah’s time, the prophets who prophesied in the name of the Lord were nevertheless astray.

JER 23.1 – JER 23.32 “Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!” declares the LORD. 2 Therefore this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says to the shepherds who tend my people: “Because you have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not bestowed care on them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil you have done,” declares the LORD. 3 “I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture, where they will be fruitful and increase in numbers. 4 I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will anyone be missing,” declares the LORD. 5 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will raise up to David* a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. [*Or <up from David’s line>] 6 In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteousness. 7 “So then, the days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when people will no longer say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,’ 8 but they will say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the descendants of Israel up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them.’ Then they will live in their own land.” 9 Concerning the prophets: My heart is broken within me; all my bones tremble. I am like a drunken man, like a man overcome by wine, because of the LORD and his holy words. 10 The land is full of adulterers; because of the curse* the land lies parched+ and the pastures in the desert are withered. The [prophets] follow an evil course and use their power unjustly. [*Or <because of these things>] [+Or <land mourns>] 11 “Both prophet and priest are godless; even in my temple I find their wickedness,” declares the LORD. 12 “Therefore their path will become slippery; they will be banished to darkness and where they will fall. I will bring disaster on them in the year they are punished,” declares the LORD. 13 “Among the prophets of Samaria I saw this repulsive thing: They prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel astray. 14 And among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen something horrible: They commit adultery and live a lie. They strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns from his wickedness. They are all like Sodom to me; the people of Jerusalem are like Gomorrah.” 15 Therefore, this is what the LORD Almighty says concerning the prophets: “I will make them eat bitter food and drink poisoned water, because from the prophets of Jerusalem ungodliness has spread throughout the land.” 16 This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Do not list to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD. 17 They keep saying to those who de eat me, ‘The LORD says: You will have peace.’ And to all who follow the stubbornness of their hearts they say, ‘No harm will come to you.’ 18 But which of them has stood in the council of the LORD to see or to hear his word? Who has listened and heard his word? 19 See, the storm of the LORD will burst out in wrath, a whirlwind swirling down on the heads of the wicked. 20 The anger of the LORD will not turn back until he fully accomplishes the purposes of his heart. In days to come you will understand it clearly. 21 I did not send these prophets, yet they have run with their message; I did not speak to them, yet they have prophesied. 22 But if they had stood in my council, they would have proclaimed my words to my people and would have turned them from their evil ways and from their evil deeds. 23 “Am I only a God nearby,” declares the LORD, “and not a Good father away? 24 Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?” declares the LORD. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the LORD. 25 “I have heard what the prophets say who prophesy lies in my name. They say, ‘I had a dream! I had a dream!’ 26 How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions of their own minds? 27 They think the dreams they tell one another will make my people forget my name, just as their fathers forgot my name through Baal worship. 28 Let the prophet who has a dream tell his dream, but let the one who has my word speak it faithfully. For what has straw to do with grain?” declares the LORD. 29 “Is not my word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces? 30 “Therefore,” declares the LORD, “I am against the prophets who steal from one other words supposedly from me. 31 Yes,” declares the LORD, “I am against the prophets who wag their own tongues and yet declare, ‘The LORD declares.’ 32 Indeed, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,” declares the LORD. “They tell them and lead my people astray with their reckless lies, yet I did not send or appoint them. They do not benefit these people in the least,” declares the LORD.

You shall keep the sabbath holy.

In the Law of Moses, it is said that you shall keep the sabbath holy. The prophet told the people that they should not carry heavy burdens through the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath.

JER 17.19 – JER 17.27 This is what the LORD said to me: “Go and stand at the gate of the people, through which the kings of Judah go in and out; stand also at all the other gates of Jerusalem. 20 Say to them, ‘Hear the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah and all people of Judah and everyone living in Jerusalem who come through these gates. 21 This is what the LORD says: Be careful not to carry a load on the Sabbath day or bring it through the gates of Jerusalem. 22 Do not bring a load out of your houses or do any work on the Sabbath, but keep the Sabbath day holy, as I commanded your forefathers. 23 Yet they did not list or pay attention; they were stiff-necked and would not list or respond to discipline. 24 But if you are careful to obey me, declares the LORD, and bring no load through the gates of this city on the Sabbath, but keep the Sabbath day holy by not doing any work on it, 25 then kings who sit on David’s throne will come through the gates of this city with their officials. They and their officials will come riding in chariots and on horses, accompanied by the men of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, and this city will be inhabited forever. 26 People will come from the towns of Judah and the villages around Jerusalem, from the territory of Benjamin and the western foothills, from the hill country and the Negev, bringing burnt offerings and sacrifices, grain offerings, incense and offerings to the house of the LORD. 27 But if you do not obey me to keep the Sabbath day holy by not carrying any load as you come through the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle an unquenchable fire in the gates of Jerusalem that will consume her fortresses.'”

The land was vandalized and the people abducted to Babylonia, but after 70 years they had returned to their country, all as the Lord said through his prophets.

New seduction and persecution.

Nevertheless, it was prophesied of a new seduction and persecution. (Daniel 11:21…. Zechariah.11). The Greco-Syrian King Antiokus 4 . Epiphanes demanded that everyone in his kingdom should worship Zeus and forbade them to worship any other god. If the Jews would worship the God of their fathers in Jerusalem, they were killed. A thousand Jews went out in the desert to keep sabbath before the Lord. The army came after them, they only made passive resistance, they should keep sabbath, but they were massacred. Then a priest was and his sons led the people to armed resistance. They were called the maccabees. After much war, they managed to drive the enemy back. The central  interest of power in the battle was the Jewish priest service, who would be their priest. One of the maccabee brothers became high priests, one after the other until last man standing, but the the jews had agreed that it should bee in his tribe until there came a new prophet. Now he also came to bee more like a king, but under the law of Mose, the act of king was quite another job than to bee priest.

Jesus possesses the sabbath.

Jesus healed man on the sabbath and the Pharisees would forbid him, but it was actually God who did his work. He rested after he had done his work, by faith we experience that he is doing his work and by faith we may come in to his rest, so that we are rested on the basis of what he has done.

MTT 11.25 – MTT 11.30 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. 26 Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure. 27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, at I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

MTT 12.1 – MTT 12.14 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them. 2 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.” 3 He answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? 4 He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread – which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests. 5 Or haven’t you read in the Law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple desecrate the day and yet are innocent? 6 I tell you that one* greater than the temple is here.  [*Or <something>; also in verses 41 and 42] 7 If you had known what these words mean, ‘I mercy desire, not sacrifice,’* you would not have condemned the innocent.  [*Hosea 6: 6] 8 For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” 9 Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, 10 and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” 11 He said to them, “If any of you have a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? 12 How much more valuable is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” 13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other. 14 But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.

Through faith in Christ, we come into God’s rest.

By faith in Jesus we com into God’s rest. He is our priest and our advocate at our Father. By believing in him, we are allowed to come before the throne of grace and gain mercy and find grace for help in due time.

HEB 3.1 – HEB 3.19 Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. 2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5 Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house, testifying to what would be said in the future. 6 But Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast. 7 So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his voice, 8 do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the desert, 9 where your fathers tested and tried me and forty years saw what I did. , ‘Their hearts are always going astray, and they have not known my ways.’ 11 So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.'” * [*Psalm 95: 7-11] 12 See to it, brothers, that none of you have a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. 13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by its deceitfulness. 14 We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly until the end the confidence we had at first. 15 As has just been said: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.” * [*Psalm 95: 7, 8] 16 Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses suffered out of Egypt? 17 And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the desert? 18 And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed*? [*Or <disbelieved>] 19 So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.

HEB 4.1 – HEB 4.16 Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be that careful none of you be found to have fallen short of it. 2 For we also had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith.* [*Many manuscripts <because they did not share in the faith of those who obeyed>] 3 Now we who have believed enter that rest , just as God has said, “So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.'” * And yet his work has been completed since the creation of the world. [*Psalm 95: 11; also in verse 5] 4 For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: “And on the seventh day God rested from all his work.” * [*Gen. 2: 2] 5 And again in the passage above he says, “They shall never enter my rest.” 6 It still remains that some will enter that rest, and those who formerly had the gospel preached to them did not go in, because of their disobedience. 7 Therefore God again set a certain day, calling it Today, when a long time later he spoke through David, as was said before: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” * [*Psalm 95: 7, 8] 8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. 9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; 10 for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. 11 Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid only before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens,* Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. [*Or <gone into heaven>] 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without its. 16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

HEB 5.1 – HEB 5.10 Every high priest is selected from among men and is appointed to represent them in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2 He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness. 3 This is why he has to sacrifice sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people. 4 No one takes this honor upon himself; he must be called by God, just as Aaron was. 5 So Christ also did not take upon himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.*”+ [*Or <have begotten you>] [+Psalm 2: 7] 6 And he says in another place, “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” * [*Psalm 110: 4] 7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

Jesus is perfect and His work of salvation is complete and perfect.

God is perfect and he creates something that stands forever.

Eccle 3.10 – Eccle 3.15 I have seen the burden God has laid on men. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. 13 That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil – this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. Good does it so that but will revere him. 15 Whatever is already been, and what will be been before; and God will call the past to account.* [*Or <Good calls back the past>]

5MO 31.30 And Moses recited the words of this song from beginning to end in the hearing of the whole assembly of Israel:

5MO 32.1 – 5MO 32.6 List, O heavens, and I will speak; hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. 2 Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants. 3 I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! 4 He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he. 5 They have acted corruptly toward him; to their shame they are no longer his children, but a warped and crooked generation.* [*Or <Corrupt are they and not his children, ¦ a generation warped and twisted to their shame>] 6 Is this the way you repay the LORD, O foolish and unwise people? Is he not your Father, your Creator,* who made you and formed you? [*Or <Father, who bought you>]

Jesus is perfect and His work of salvation is complete and perfect.

JOH 19.30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gift up his spirit.

HEB 9.6 – HEB 9.14 When everything had been arranged like this, the priests entered regularly into the outer room to carry on their ministry. 7 But only the high priest entered the inner room, and that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance. 8 The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still standing. 9 is an illustration for the present time, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered were not able to clear the conscience of the worshiper. 10 They are only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washings – external regulations applying until the time of the new order. 11 When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here,* he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. [*Some early manuscripts <are to come>] 12 He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. 13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. 14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death,* so that we may serve the living God! [*Or <from useless rituals>]

HEB 9.27 – HEB 9.28 Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear his, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

MTT 5.48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

HEB 10.13 – HEB 10.14 Since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool, 14 because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.

This verse is a little special, for it tells of something that Jesus did two thousand years ago and we are sanctified now, we who are being sanctified now he has made perfect with his sacrifice two thousand years ago.

JAK 1.4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

JAK 1.25 But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it – he will be blessed in what he does.

1JO 4.18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

RMR 12.1 – RMR 12.3 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual* act of worship. [*Or <reasonable>] 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, and pleasing perfect will. 3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.

FILE 3.1 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you.

FILE 3.8 – FILE 3.16 What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ – theness that comes from God and is by faith. 10 I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. 12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, 14 I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. 15 All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained.

God has revealed his salvation for us in Christ.

Jesus gives us the living water.

JOH 4.6 – JOH 4.15 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour. 7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.*) [*Or <do not use dishes Samaritans have used>] 10 Jesus answered here, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” 11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?” 13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”

JOH 7.37 – JOH 7.39 On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as* the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from him.”  [*[37, 38] Or ¦ <If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me. ¦ And let him drink, [38] who believes in me. ¦ As>] 39 By this he meant the Spirit, who those believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

Jesus said that we should believe in him and love him and love each other, then he would reviel himself for us.

JOH 6.28 – JOH 6.29 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” 29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

JOH 6.35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.

JOH 6.47 – JOH 6.63 I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. 50 But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” 52 Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. 57 Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever.” 59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum. 60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?” 61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? 62 What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! 63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit* and they are life.  [*Or <Spirit>]

JOH 14.20 – JOH 14.23 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.” 22 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?” 23 Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

Jesus has paid the price for us with his own blood, so we shall belong to him and live for him. It makes sense to life.

Sin separated men from God, but with one sacrifice, Jesus took away the sin once and for all. He paid the price for us with his own blood, so we shall belong to him. Do we believe that he rose from the dead and receive him, then we get his Spirit, then we belong to him and are saved for eternity. Then we’ll live for him, too, and that makes sense to life. How?

The apostel Paul told us to think this way, that by faith in him we were crucified with him and died with him, in baptism we are buried with him. There we also raised with him. Then we shall turn our mind up to him and receive the Spirit and the life that He gives us from heaven. He gives us the Holy Spirit from heaven and it glorifies and reveals him to us as our savior and Lord. And then we shall rejoice in the Lord always. The hope of God’s righteousness does not make us ashamed, for God’s love is poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit that is given us. It’s the true love, it’s perfect. That’s why we rejoice. That’s why we praise him. We serve him by believing in him and his work of salvation. He has completed it, so we can just enjoy it, and rejoicing in the Lord forever. Yes, we are glad he is our Savior and Lord and we are glad to say it. Then we also experience that he equips us by his Spirit and thus makes us able to serve him in a new way.

According to the gospel, we may come to the throne of grace and gain mercy and find grace for help in due time. That’s how I ask him to give me help in the form of a wife. God’s eye perils out all over the earth, to see who is with him with all of his heart, that he may come to his aid with his power. That’s how I expect him to give me help in the form of a wife. I am attending the throne of grace to get mercy and find grace in due time. In faith I will already praise him for it. And I hope she will also do so.

Living for him makes sense in life, it’s at the starting point not so difficult, he doesn’t ask us anything that’s too difficult for us, the primary thing is to believe in him. God is love and so he is also in the love affair between man and woman, in marriage. So Christ makes sense of it too. That meaning stands above the secular affairs, it stands above the natural meaning of sexuality. But it is in the way that the Father cares for his children and so he cares for the work of his hands. Paul said that the man should know to win himself his own wife in glory, so then method is good and the goal is good. Jesus is the way to the Father, he is the goal and the method to get there is to go that way.

Jesus has triumphed over the world and we shall prevail with him.

Jesus triumphed over the world, the Devil and death with his death on the cross and his arise from the dead. By believing in him, we shall prevail with him. It also tells us what conflict situation we are in. Jesus gives the spirit and life to us from heaven and with that Spirit and that life we shall overcome with him, for he who is in us is greater than he who is in the world.

In the fall of 2014 I started studying biology and at one lecture I felt strongly attracted to a beautiful girl, I felt attracted to her body. This I said to Christ in my evening prayer and at the meeting the following Sunday, he answered me as follows, the message 12.10.2014:

“Yes, says the Lord, I have said in my Word, that you shall rejoice and rejoice in my salvation. Rejoice in me, saith the Lord, and I will give you what your heart desires. Be not concerned with what is around you, don’t look around, neither on the right nor the left, but have your gaze focused on me, says the Lord. Be busy with what’s up there. I have said in my word, you are upright with me, then you shall seek what is up there. But what is necessary, says the Lord, it is to be filled with my Spirit, filled with my anointing and power in this time. For the evil one, he resists you. But with my power and my anointing, ye shall win more than victory, saith the Lord. For see, the spirit that dwells in you, it is stronger than which is in the world.

Many are them these days, who look back and who lag behind on the road. Therefore, my children, ye shall call unto me and pray for them, that they shall have new power and new courage, and I shall meet them again,” says the Lord. For see, there are many who are wounded, there are many who are in pain and suffer. But you, my children, you shall go out and comfort them. And ye shall help them along the way, for I have said in my Word, that ye who are strong, ye I guilty of carrying the weak. For see; there are a lot of weak between my people. But I, the Lord, would like to call them these days and I, the Lord, shall fill them with my anointing and power. And then the weak will say, I’m a hero. For see; it’s only with my power that you can win.”

The actual case is that I have asked Jesus to save humans and give me a saved woman as wife. That I want a wife is not really strange, actually it is a natural matter. As such, it is no wonder that I feel the attracted of a beautiful woman, to her body. It is a natural matter, it is just to be wise and acknowledge that it is not strange, on the contrary it is a natural matter.

But the eval one is against me precisely on that issue an he is the god of this world. That god defines the love relationship between man and woman as eval and thus the physical and biological nature of man is defined as eval. How then?

According to the Bible God is love and he was the original love between man and woman. But men were seduced and fooled so they hided from God with a guilty conscience, so they concluded that the natural attraction between them was none of his buissiness. Despite the fact that it is natural, the evil one is against it and this shows that this religion struggles with both the teachings of the Bible and the natural science.  The hostility against God may turn out to be idoltary with the evil spirit tha is agains God. But God is in us and he is greater than he who is in the world and that is what we must know to get use of.

EFE 6.10 – EFE 6.18 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

Jesus revealed himself to me and a girl I liked.

I prayed for a girl that I loved and got to experience a spiritual revelation where Jesus revealed himself to me and to her, first for me and “Virtual”, then for me and her “Reella”. God revealed her to me as the wonderful child he borne her to be, born of water and Spirit, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Which he loved and cared for. And as a young girl who lived in a love affair with Christ, as his bride, whom he loved and cared for. With his sacrifice, Christ has made us perfect, God creates us in Christ, and so He makes us perfect. The Holy Spirit reveals him to us. God is perfect, Christ is perfect and that’s why I am attracted to him. Our heavenly Father is dragging us to Christ.

When I wrote about this, Jesus answered me that he gives me a wonderful and glorious rest that transcends my sanity. Then I first thought of Virtuella, then I thought of Reella.

Message 17.2.2013:

Yes, once again I have spoken to you, through my Word and by the Holy Spirit, and to awaken your pure consciences, that you shall look at me, I who am the originator of the faith and whoshall complete it. You shall look at me through all things, in all the relationships and customization of life. For you have got to experience trials and you think in your heart, it does not use. But come to me, all who are struggling and have heavy burdens and I will give you rest.

I will give you a wonderful and glorious resting. A rest that you can’t understand with your human sense. But I will give you rest in your heart and mind, so you can trust me at all times, that I am who I have told me to be and I will lead you out of the trouble. And you shall praise me and you shall glorify me, for I the Lord is the one who loves you, I am the one who has taken you up and I am the one who leads you. And when you look at me, you shall not go wrong, but you shall experience a voice behind you that says, “This is the way, walk on it.”

Jesus has made with a sacrifice the perfect ones who are sanctified, that is the basis of this rest. I am sanctified by god’s Word and the Spirit of God, I experience it and I realize it by turning to him and looking at him.

Right after Jesus revealed himself to me and her Reella, I noticed that she was happy and I am certain that it was because Jesus had opeberra himself for her. With pleasure, she also got ause out of the boil of salvation, which is why she was so happy. And that joy me, that way she became a source of joy for me. Although I have not yet spoken to her, I feel as if she is such a source to me as we saw in Høgsangen.4 and Asp.5 . It is so that Jesus gives me the water of life of mere grace, free, without the requirement of works. God’s stream is full of water, it is not dry. With pleasure, I get ause of the skjelda of salvation, that is my source of joy.

With the joy that Jesus thus gives me, I praise him as my savior and Lord, so I will always rejoice in the Lord. He has said he will put a new award to my price and I think that is by saving a woman and giving me her to wife. And then it’s still her Reella I’m thinking about. Yes, because I mean I experience it as a spiritual reality in my heart.

The Lord turns our lives into a watery garden.

In the Middle East there is a lot of dry land, so it became apparent that water was life-giving, it was fundamental in the material blessing. God is called the source with the living water, it is a spiritual blessing and that is the primary. If they have that blessing, they’re going to get water too, as a material blessing. Here are some verses that shows this

JES 44.1 – JES 44.6 “But now the list, O Jacob, my washbasin, Israel, whom I have chosen. 2 This is what the LORD says – he who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you: Do not be afraid, O Jacob, my servant, Jeshurun, i have chosen. 3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. 4 They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams. 5 One will say, ‘I belong to the LORD’; another will call himself by the name of Jacob; still another will write on his hand, ‘The LORD’S,’ and will take the name Israel. 6 “This is what the LORD says – Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.

JES 35.3 – JES 35.10 Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; 4 say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” 5 Then the eyes of the blind will be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. 6 Then the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. 7 The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs. In the haunts where jackals once lay, grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.  8 And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it.* [*Or < ¦ the simple will not stray from it>] 9 No lion will be there, nor will any ferocious beast get up on it; they will not be found there. But only the redeemed will walk there, 10 and the ransomed of the LORD will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will take over them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

JES 41.8 – JES 41.20 “But you, O Israel, my servant, Jacob, who I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend, 9 I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. 10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. 11 “All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. 12 Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. 13 For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. 14 Do not be afraid, O worm Jacob, O little Israel, for I myself will help you,” declares the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. 15 “See, I will make you into a threshing sledge, new and sharp, with many teeth. You will thresh the mountains and crush them, and reduce the hills to chaff. 16 You will winnow them, the wind will pick them up, and a gale will blow them away. But you will rejoice in the LORD and glory in the Holy One of Israel. 17 “The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the LORD will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. 18 I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs. 19 I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive. I will set pines in the wasteland, the fir and the cypress together, 20 so that people may see and know, may consider and understand, that the hand of the LORD has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has created it.

SLM 23.1 – SLM 23.6 [NIV: title] A psalm of David. [NIV: 1] The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,  3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,* I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. [*Or <through the darkest valley>] 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

SLM 72.4 – SLM 72.8 He will defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; he will crush the oppressor. 5 He will endure* as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations. [*Septuagint; Hebrew <You will be feared>] 6 He will be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth. 7 In his days the righteous will flourish; prosperity will abound to the moon is no more.

JES 57.15 – JES 57.16 For this is what the high and lofty One says – he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. 16 I will not accuse forever, nor will I always be angry, for then the spirit of man would grow faint before – the breath of man that I have created.

The new covenant and the perfect.

Abraham believed God, so that God declared him righteous. God blessed him and promised him that in him all people’s should be blessed. This promise is compleated in Christ.

JES 58.5 – JES 58.14 Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for a man to humble himself? Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed and for lying on sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD? 6 “Isn’t this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter – when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? 8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness* will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. [*Or <your righteous One>] 9 Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. “If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, 10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. 11 The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. 12 Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings. 13 “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the LORD’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, 14 then you will find your joy in the LORD, and I will cause you to ride on the heights of the land and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.” The mouth of the LORD has spoken.

JES 59.1 – JES 59.3 Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. 2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear. 3 For your hands are stained with blood, your fingers with guilt. Your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue mutters wicked things.

JES 59.13 – JES 59.21 rebellion and treachery against the LORD, turning our backs on our God, fomenting oppression and revolt, uttering lies our hearts have conceived. 14 So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter. 15 Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. The LORD looked and was displeased that there was no justice. 16 He saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so his own arm worked salvation for him, and his own righteousness sustained him. 17 He put on righteousness as his breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on his head; he put on the garments of vengeance and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak. 18 According to what they have done, so will he repay wrath to his enemies and retribution to his foes; he will repay the islands their dove. 19 From the west, but will fear the name of the LORD, and from the rising of the sun, they will revere his glory. For he will come like a pent-up flood that the breath of the LORD runs along.* [*Or <When the enemy comes in like a flood, ¦ the Spirit of the LORD will put him to flight>] 20 “The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of theirs,” declares the LORD. 21 “As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the LORD. “My Spirit, who is on you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouths of your children, or from the mouths of their descendants from this time on and forever,” says the LORD.

JES 60.1 – JES 60.5 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. 2 See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. 4 “Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the arm. 5 Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; The wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come.

Isa.59:13–21 that Jesus died in the city for us, verse 21, the foretel about the new covenant to which he was the originator.

Sin separated men from God, but with one sacrifice Jesus took away the sin once and for all. With one sacrifice, he has forever made those perfect who is sactified. We are sanctified by God’s Word and the Spirit of God. God is perfect, Christ is perfect, and his work of salvation is complete and perfect. The Spirit and the life he gives us from heaven is perfect. God creates us in Christ and then he creates us in accordance with Genesis.2, for he is the same now. But now Christ is the last Adam, who is from heaven and who for us has become a life-giving spirit.

HEB 9.11 – HEB 9.15 When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here,* he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. [*Some early manuscripts <are to come>] 12 He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. 13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean.  How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death,*  [*Or <from useless rituals>] 15 For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance – now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from their committeds during the first covenant.

HEB 10.7 – HEB 10.18 Then I said, ‘Here I am – it is written about me in the scroll – I have come to do your will, O God.'” * [*Psalm 40: 6-8 (see Septuagint)] 8 First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and its offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them” (although the law required them to be made). 9 Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. 10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for hiss, he sat down at the right hand of God. 15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says: 16 “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.” * [*Jer. 31: 33] 17 Then he adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.” * [*Jer. 31: 34] 18 And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for its.

Christ is the way to the Father, it is a way to go and in this way we are sanctified. Apostel Paul encourage us to rush toward the goal like an athlete in a competition.

OSP 4.18 The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

FILE 3.12 – FILE 3.16 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, 14 I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. 15 All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained.

2TI 2.3 – 2TI 2.5 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs – he wants to please his commanding officer. 5 Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor’s crown unless he competes according to the rules.

Real science and the perfect. Reella.

Plato believed in a world of perfect ideas, including the good-idea, the idea of goodness. It suits to what the Bible says about God and his heaven, he is good and he has created all things by his Word, so that is the good idea, the goodness. In this way, it is possible to call oneself a Christian platonist. Descart also believed in the perfect and thought in similar ways. I also do, but I want to clarify that it is on the foundation of the grace God has given us in Christ. The law came by Moses, grace and truth came by Christ.

Science is very interesting and it is valuable, but it can at times seem dry and it is not always so easy to realize and discover what we can use it for. Then it is a pleasure for me to remind us that God will let water come upon the thirsty and dry, it wateres the earth, that it becomes fertile to us.

I studied real sciences, mathematics, computer science and physics. Then I discovered Reealla and thought she was so beautiful that I said to Jesus that if I could get her as wife, I would have her, even though I hadn’t yet talks with her and didn’t know her. But I got to experience that the Holy Spirit drove me so that I met her, then I said in my quiet mind, “There  she is”. Then I got a spiritual revelation, in which Jesus revealed himself to me and her and said the same to her, “There she is.” It was at the same time as I said it. Since then I could not forget her, but I find it that I have to remind myself and God of her in my prayers. And I think it is because God does his work with me and with us by his Word and his Spirit. He makes me a conduit channel for his blessing to her and many with her. The Lord lets his Spirit fall on the us, he comes as rain on a meadow with newly cutted grass.

In comparison with Descart, I believe in the perfect, not because we see and sense it in the physical environment around us, but by faith in Jesus I get the Holy Spirit of mere grace, free, without the requirement of works. It åpenbarer reveals and glorifies Christ for me as my Savior and Lord, so I praise him for salvation and rejoice in the Lord forever. That is, I choose to do so, because Paul said it and because the Lord has reminded me of it. He will add a new praising to my praise and then I think of Reella. She was a wonderfully beautiful girl who studied biology. Of course I’m wanted to get her as girlfriend, bride and wife, but how? In sanctification, yes. By praising the Lord for salvation, first and foremost for myself and so for her too. Then I hope that she will also praise him for salvation and thus he adds a new praising to my praising. So my hope is still that he saves her as my wife.

This clearly struggles with the traditional philosophical and religious thinking. For I am just a fisherman from the west coast, Sunnmøre, hald the way from bergen to Trondheim. Ande I even tried to study real sciences. She also studied science, biology. The problem is that the Devil is the god of this world, he is a lier and a man-killer. But the valuable point is precisely that Christ is the truth and it is not consistent with the Lie. With his death on the cross, he prevailed over the eval one. The evils one stand against me, that’s why I have many enemies. But Christ prevailed over him and I will make use of it. Christ sets the tables for me, so I get to supply myself and it’s valuable to me.

The Holy Spirit glorifies and reveals Jesus to me as my savior and Lord, so I see that he lives in the high and holy heaven. Thus, it is important for me to turn my mind up and the gaze up to him. This suits to Descartea’s philosophy. The Holy Spirit also let me know that he lives in my heart. There I think I also get to know and experience that he meets her and also gives her spirit and life and awakens her to life in communion with Jesus and the Father. Then I hope she will also be bold enough to turn her eyes up to him and praise him as her savior and Lord. That’s how I hope for a revival amoung the biologists. The gospel is simple and it is in principle just as easy for all of us. It is just to believe in him, turn up to him and receive the Spirit and the life that he gives us from heaven.

I will seek the Lord with all of my heart keep to him with all of my heart. Then I expect him to help me with his power and in this way give me help by a wife.

2KR 16.9 For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.”

I shall be faitful to the Lord and keep to him with all of my heart, the I shall also be faithfull to her and keep to her with my heart.

No one has more love than the one who gives his life for his friends and that’s exactly what Jesus did. He loved me so much that he gave his life for me, so he’s my best beautiful. I will never have a better friend than the Father and the Son.

No one has more love than the one who gives his life for his friends and that’s exactly what Jesus did. He loved me so much that he gave his life for me, so he’s my best friend, I will never have a better friend than he and the Father.

Jesus paid the price for us with his own blood, so we shall belong to him. By believing in him we receive the Holy Spirit of mere grace, free, without any requirement of works. It is the deposit of our heritage and a seal that shows that we belong to him.

2KO 1.20 – 2KO 1.22 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

2KO 4.16 – 2KO 4.18 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2KO 5.1 – 2KO 5.10 Now we know that if the earthly lit we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. 4 For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7 We live by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9 So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

Since I belong to the Lord, I shall think that my body also does and bring it as a living sacrifice to him.

RMR 12.1 – RMR 12.11 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual* act of worship. [*Or <reasonable>] 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, and pleasing perfect will. 3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. 4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s poison is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his* faith. [*Or <in agreement with the>] 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. 9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

I shall search the Lord with all of my heart and keep to him with all of my heart, he paid the prize for me with his own blood, so that I should belong to him. He saved me, so that I belong to him. Then it’s right for me to think this way. Then it’s right for me to think that this is how it is for Reella too. I haven’t spoken to her yet, so how can I say so? Not because I’ve scrutinized and investigated as a “scientist” or spy, but because I turned to Jesus and talking to him. I was blessed and I became a blessing and he would make me a conducting channel for his blessing. So I acknowledge my faith in him and say the blessing, it gives meaning to life og thus conseqences for the future, because God saves us and creates us in Christ, God answers prayer and we say yes and amen to his answer. That’s a crucial point in saying the blessing.

I said to Jesus that I wanted her as my wife and I understood that he answered yes to that prayer and I understand it this way, that I shall believe in it. Then I shall belive that he has saved her for eterity and giver her everlasting life, so she belongs to the Lord. And Then her body alos belongs to him. When he gives me her as my wife, her body also belongs to me as my wife and my body, belong to her as her husband. We both belong to the Lord and we do so together too.

God created everything with his word. Jesus is God’s Word, this is the rationality of the Christian Church. God has created all things by his Word, therefore nature is understandable, in this way the church can include the rationality of science. But the Church, as an organisation, can not function as a limit and constraint upon neither God and Christianity, nor science. To me, Gods Word the rationality of science, but is at the same time supurb over it. This I come to acknoledge and know by the revelation by God’s Spirit gives me.

The law came by Moses, the grace and the truth came by Christ. So by that grace, I got to say that I serve Christ by studying real science. But then I also had to let him lead me in my studies, yet I have to admit that I didn’t always make the right choice. Jesus is still the way to the Father, when we go that way, we may probably take off from it, but then we shall hear a voice behind us that says that this is the way, walking on it.

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