Material of Bible School "The anointing of Abundance and Excess ", Kyiv
Сourse: "The Glory"
Part 1. Obedience to The Lord Jesus
Lesson 4. Obedience to the Lord Jesus in aspect of the spiritual law of sowing and reaping
The basic verse of this message: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Repeating the main points of lesson 3
1. Obedience to the rules of the spiritual law of sowing and reaping
2. Harvest without obedience to the Lord multiplies the fuss
Repetition of the highlights of Lesson 3
The first feature: obedience to the Lord in relation to the soul without compromise.
The second feature: obedience to the Lord does not heed everything, it listens to whom it obeys.
The third feature: in obedience to the will of God the Father, God determines everything, always and everywhere.
The spiritual sphere is primary to everything that has been and will be evident or even manifest in the natural physical sphere. It is in the sphere of the spirit, as the primary field, are processes of formation committed: “…things which are seen were not made of things which do appear…” (Hebrews 11:3), it is in the invisible world, in the sphere of the spirit, begins the formation of what would become visible or evident in the natural physical world. This tells us that:
And one of the spiritual laws I would like to note especially, because ignorance is against born agains and has generated a lot of confusion, and frustration - is the spiritual law of sowing and reaping.
I noticed that some believers themselves did “disservice”, speaking of the spiritual law of sowing and reaping only in relation of finance, when they only make donations. People are so used to it that a mere mention of this spiritual law would aloud in their mind its association only with the finances. This stronghold was one of the major obstacles in the deep and expanded understanding of God's mission, and the seed of the spiritual law of sowing and reaping in the kingdom of God. Attention!
When Jesus taught about how to use what God provided, the opportunity to reign, as well as the achieved cooperation with Him in His kingdom, He told the audience it is the spiritual law of sowing and reaping.
It is written: “Then said he, ‘Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden …’” (Luke 13:18-19).
“And he said, ‘So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground’” (Mark 4:26).
«And he said, ‘Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth…’” (Mark 4:30-31).
Its especially important to note that the spiritual law of sowing and reaping is not partial, it works for everyone. Whenever it is driven and in action of it leads all and always, both believers and non-believers, as the events and processes in the physical world largely depend on the spiritual world, where everything is connected with the spiritual law of sowing and reaping, it's written: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth (any) that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7).
Let's read the rules presented by Jesus, which operates the spiritual law of sowing and reaping. read: “And he said, ‘So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come’” (Mark 4:26-29).
We note some important points related to the spiritual law of sowing and reaping:
1. The author of this spiritual law is God, He - the One who approved and brought it into movement.
2. It is God who has subordinated the entire creation to the law, both in the spiritual and in the natural physical world.
3. No creation can not refuse it or cancel or complement.
Consequently, the spiritual law of sowing and reaping does not require proof from God that the law exists. It is and all creation are subordinated to it. On the part of members of the covenant with God, it needs to be carefully studied and applying it permanently.
Here is an incomplete list of possible goals, performed the spiritual law of sowing and reaping in the spiritual creation of human life:
All these are possible to implement or achieve with the help of the spiritual law of sowing and reaping, for the participants of the covenant is important to know this and apply it.
Now we are going to obedience to the Lord Jesus in the aspect of the spiritual law of sowing and reaping.
1. Obedience to the rules of the spiritual law of sowing and reaping
Question: “Where does the light coming from a light bulbs come from?”.
Here are suggested answers: it is the law of electricity, it is the result of the law, it is simply the radiance. This is the result of the power of the law. There is the law itself, the result that it can produce, when used according to the established rules of the law of God. In our case, this result - the light that it produces. All that is necessary for man - does not violate the rules of law and using the appropriate appliances, puts it into action, and the law will work, producing results – light.
Attention! Question: “To whom is obedient the man using power law: to the rules of the law or God as their Creator, who approved the law?”
By using the law of electricity people only obedient to the rules of the law which God established.
The next question: “When a person uses the electricity law and as the result gets light, may the same person at the time be using the law to be disobedient to God directly as their Creator?” Yes!
Proceed to the next physical law - the law of terrestrial gravity. Question: “Does Earth's gravity law works only for those who are obedient to God, or to anyone who acts according to its rules?” It works for anyone who acts according to it's rules, it is no respecter of persons in relation to believers and unbelievers.
In the physical world all known laws operate when a person uses them by their rules, and the man himself, as in the example of the electricity law, can be completely disobedient to God, their Creator.
It is written: “…for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45). This tells us that:
God established for both the physical and the spiritual world, a number of hard-hitting laws as a permanent expression of His grace to all, these laws work for everyone everywhere, and one of the rule of law, which we know from Scripture, is the spiritual law of sowing and reaping.
We're going to talk about the law in the life of the born-again.
Illusion of obedience
Question: “What is illusion?”
Illusion (latin. illusio – misleading or distorted perception of the facts).
Attention! The mind of born again, through the Earth's human wisdom represent the results of the spiritual law of sowing and reaping. It produced harvest, as a measure of his obedience to the Lord. If the born-again on the basis of the promises of God has sown financial seed and after a while got financial harvest, his mind involuntarily represent harvest, as an expression of obedience to the Lord directly. That is how harvest is represented to an unupdated mind.
The mind sometimes puts forward a strong case: “Note, you did not collect 30 or 60-fold harvest, and 100-fold harvest. If you were disobedient to the Lord, it would have been impossible.” And, taking the illusion of the mind, a person can be so convinced that it was a measure of his obedience to God, “Well, God fills my needs, God gives me harvest from what I had sown, so I obey him.”
This means that you become a performer of what is written in the Scriptures, but the direct obedience to God - this is something else. Similarly,
100-fold or 60-fold, any harvest - an indicator of the spiritual work of impartial law and the written word of God and God's faithfulness to His promises. This indicates that the spiritual law of sowing and reaping works for everyone who will apply it under the rules for it.
As in the reverse case you can not have 100-fold or even 5 times harvest and thus be obedient to God. And some have created in this extreme measure, saying: “To be obedient to the Lord, we can not strive to the harvest when sowing.” Attention!
It is written: “And though I bestow (sow) all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned (will serve a lot and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing” (1 Corinthians 13:3). This verse does not say that the one who does so, will not have harvest. No. This verse says that he personally will not get any good from the harvest. He will get a harvest, but will continue to use it only on the multiplication of vanity in his life. He will not strive to be obedient to the Lord, because in his mind harvest - this is the result of obedience to the Lord.
The illusion of obedience to the Lord through the resulting harvest - trap of earthly wisdom.
If the born-again believes that the harvest from the seed of their seed on the basis of God's promises - the result of his obedience to the Lord, he, not knowing that gets in the deceitfulness of his mind. Getting the harvest, a person first time will experience joy, but not in spirit, and in the mind. And for a while it will eclipse all coming from the spirit, as it is written: “The heart (spirit) knoweth (what exactly) his own bitterness …” (Proverbs. 14:10). Attention!
In one of His teachings, Jesus noted order of priorities: “And he spake a parable unto them, saying, ‘The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully.’” (Luke 12:16), and there is a huge possibility that his mind told him, he thought: “God has blessed me, God gave me the excess it's a sign that I was pleasing to God, obedient to Him.”
And pleased with himself in his mind: “And he thought within himself…” (Luke 12:17), or in his mind, which he created the illusion of obedience and deceived him in their eyes, “…And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?’ And he said, ‘This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry’” (Luke 12:17-19). That is what the mind motivates us to do under the influence of the wisdom of the earth, without thanking and asking the Lord - what to do with the harvest, the mind keeps in focus the needs of the body only.
“But God said unto him, ‘Thou fool! …’” (Luke 12:20), word “fool” reveals that what this person is guided by in his decision making, was earthly wisdom and not spiritual. Earthly wisdom deceived him, creating the illusion of his obedience to God through the great harvest.
I have often heard, even by believers, such statements: “If he has so much money, God gave him the wisdom to earn them.” No. Available resources do not speak about God's wisdom, and, especially, of obedience to Him. About wisdom can speak the method of acquisition of wealth, but not God’s presence.
We continue to read on, God says, “‘…this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?’” (Luke 12:20), or what you have in your harvest.
The Holy Spirit said to me, “When the participant of the covenant with God sowed the seed in the field, his mind told him that he is in covenant with God, and that God has plans for the harvest. No. From the time of sowing and before harvesting his mind kept in focus only his body needs. The law of sowing and reaping did his job perfectly and even at his folly.”
Attention! “So…” (Luke 12:21), to make you understand, as I say, that the Holy Spirit said to me, “Words: “…this night thy soul shall be required of thee…” (Luke 12:20) do not say that he would die. No. They say that he will lose the reasonableness, or will act wisely and not quite like the young man in the parable of the loving father, it is like the prodigal son, he will send all the wealth in the multiplication of sin in his life.”
From the words of the Holy Spirit, it becomes clear: “…then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?” (Luke 12:20). So the lusts of the flesh are in demand.
“So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God” (Luke 12:21). If a man is sowing and reaping, but keeps in focus obedience to the Lord, the harvest of the earth under the influence of wisdom deprives a person of reasonableness and goes to meet only the lust.
The apostle Paul was well aware that the spiritual law of sowing and reaping is no respecter of persons, that is, without obedience to the Lord, so in one of the letters to Timothy he writes: “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not (Do not allow your mind to deceive them) highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches (this is earthly wisdom), but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.” (1 Timothy 6:17-19), in other words, when all that will come into their lives, through the application of the spiritual law of sowing and reaping, above all, keep in focus of his attention obedience to the Lord. And the reason is following.
2. Harvest without obedience to the Lord multiplies the fuss
Question: “How much can you do good or bad out of 5 dollars?” Not much. Let's say you sowing them and reap 500 dollars.
Question: “How much can you do good or bad with 500 dollars?” Also not very much. You keep sowing them and reap 50,000 dollars.
Question: “How much can you do good or bad with 50,000 dollars?” Already more. You continue to sow, but now 25,000 dollars, and reap 2,500,000 dollars.
Attention! If you do not keep sowing in focus of obedience to the Lord, the harvest from each seed will give you wealth and prosperity - the ability to meet all the needs of the soul, and often needs grow, depending on the capabilities.
I personally know one person who, gathered a great harvest, bought everything he wanted, and using it to do what he wanted. At the moment everything develops in such way that to do what the Lord wants, he does not have the time nor the energy.
I also knew a man who sowed money and believed thet with his harvest he will buy a car. He actively sowed, he attended meetings and prayers, keeping in work his faith. After a while he gathered the harvest and bought a car, no one saw him more not at the meeting, either in prayer. The main reason: the aim at sowing was not the realization of the will of the Lord, but only the replenishment of his own needs.
But in fact, those who are not exposed to the correct application of the original purpose of the spiritual law of sowing and reaping, their profit are these extremes. But to eliminate the extremes and make a balance in this regard can only be done by direct obedience to the Lord.
An important question: “What is the purpose of the spiritual law of sowing and reaping in connection with obedience to the Lord?” The answer to this question, we learn in the next lesson.
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