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Romans 8:28-29: NKJV: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to HIS purpose. For whom HE foreknew, HE also predestined to be conformed to the image of HIS Son, that HE might be the firstborn among many brethren.


Our God has predestined for those that are obedient in love to God and all brethren a new begining with a strong golden chain link which can never be broken. Each link of the golden chain represents the eternal love of God for people who humble as Christ was humble. When we humbly abide in the rules put before us, we have a golden opportunity. At resurrection those obedient to the rules of God will have the last enemy destroyed:


I Corinthians 15:26: The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. * The opportunity then becomes a free gift in the golden link, if you abide in pleasing God unto death. God will never break the golden chain but the chain is severed with continual disobedience. The deceived angels of heaven were cast out with the serpent of old, the Devil. Satan, the Devil now deceives the whole world (Revelation 12:9). Christ will then live in those who abided in pleasing God unto death like Messiah.


Galatians 2:20: I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in (toward, Greek Interlinear) the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. * JNTP: I live by the same trusting faithfulness that the Son of God had, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. * One of the most important ways to draw near to God is by humble fasting as proclaimed by Queen Esther. * Esther 4:16: Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My Maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish. * God heard the plea and overturned the deceitful perpetrator Haman who was granted the unchangeable law to annihilate all the Jews extending from India to Ethiopia.  The perpetrator Haman and his ten sons were hanged on the gallows. *  Esther 9:31: To confirm these days of Purim at their appointed time, as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had prescribed for them, and as they had decreed for themselves concerning matters of their fasting and lamenting. * The Bible records three men that fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. Moses fasted for the sins of Israel when he was with the Lord on Mount Sinai (Exodus 34:28). Elijah also fasted for the sins of Israel but the greatest fast was by the Lord Jesus for the entire world.


 Matthew 4:1-2: Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. * The temptation of the devil gave our Messiah the path our Lord will lead all people who believe, trust and have faith to overcome.  The devil, the adversary of God, tempted Christ with material gain, political and religious control. However, the Son of God, the Suffering Messiah demonstrated to mankind how to overcome evil through strong faith in God by choosing the path of weakness. In our weakest condition, we must also fast to draw near to God as did Christ. We must repent, be immersed in water with the lay on of hands to receive the full Holy Spirit, by faith from above. This Spirit makes you able to fully keep the faith of all the eternal commands of Leviticus, chapter 23 and Exodus, chapter 20.  The eternal commands of Exodus, teach mankind the right way to walk as Messiah, Christ Jesus. We can walk by keeping the eternal commands with the full power of the Holy Spirit. The punishment for disobedience to the law is severe. This is for the edification of all mankind. The example of the image of gold while Moses was fasting with God on Mount Sinai was death to every soul over twenty, except Caleb and Joshua. Only Caleb and Joshua led the children under age 20 into the Promised Land. * Numbers 14:29-30: The carcasses of you who have complained against ME shall fall in this wilderness, all of you who were numbered, according to your entire number, from twenty years old and above. Except for Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun, you shall by no means enter the land which I swore I would make you dwell in.  * The Israelites did not have the Psalm of repentance but all mankind now has this powerful message.


Psalm 51:10-11: Create in me a clean heart, oh God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from YOUR presence, and do not take YOUR Holy Spirit from me. Verse 17: The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart---These, O God, YOU will not despise.*  King David fasted and prayed for seven days for the Lord to restore the life of the sick child of Bathsheba, but to no avail. The Lord did not answer, for HE does not condone disobedience (2 Samuel 12:16-18). * Recurring family trauma for the rest of King David’s live was his punishment. To avoid coming punishment, many people are now preparing to celebrate the commanded death of the Son of God in the Passover.


1 Corinthians 11:1: Imitate me just as I also imitate Christ. * Verse 23: For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you That the Lord Jesus on the same night in which HE was betrayed took bread; and when HE had given thanks, HE broke it and said: Take, eat, this is MY body which is broken for you…*This broken unleavened bread begins the eight day commanded feast *Leviticus 23: 4-6: These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times. On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the Lord’s Passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; seven days you must eat unleavened bread. * Walk with Christ in the image of God. Be blessed until we meet again!                       Visit: cogmessiah. org   *    Visit: