Material of Bible School "The anointing of abundance and excess ", Kyiv
Сourse: "The Glory"
Lesson 1: Introduction to the course teaching titled "The Glory", as the message of "Obedience to the Lord Jesus"
The memory 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).
3. Obedience to the Lord
In this course, we study "The Glory" – it is not another lecture of Bible school's "Anointing of abundance and excess." No. It's a renewed material of the lecture "The Calling".
The course "The Calling" is 10 years old, and it is a living message, which grew in strength, supplemented and changed, moving to the next level, gaining maturity and being open in a new light, in the light of the understanding of glory.
It is also important to mention that the course materials of "The Glory" - is not just a set of systematized knowledge that based on Scripture. No. The course material of "The Glory" - is consistently presented in the message of "obedience to God", that is how it has been called by the Holy Spirit in my spirit. Perhaps in the mind it is not connected: calling, glory and obedience to the Lord, but after listening to the course, you will understand these words are one, without a difference.
The course "The Glory" consists of five parts, each of which is a base and forms a proper understanding of the following parts. It means that listening to this course inconsistently - is to deprive yourself of the correct understanding of all messages and revelation of "Obedience to the Lord." Even if it seems to you that you already know it, listen and allow the Holy Spirit to reveal the message to you.
You need to hear the message consistently each part in it's respective order: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5. This will not take long.
The first part of the course "The Glory" in the message of "Obedience to the Lord Jesus" is the reformist. What it will do with your mind might surprise you but the peace and comfort that comes inside out from your spirit by the Holy Spirit will fill you with desire to be obedient to the Lord, as He wants it. Obedience to the Lord will open to you, as an answer to any question.
The second part of the course "The Glory" in the message of "Obedience to the Lord Jesus" reveals different aspects of glory and how, in what and by whom the glory can be manifested. But the main emphasis in this part will be on the individual glory or glory, prepared by God for each person who comes on earth.
In the third part of the course "The Glory" in the message of "Obedience to the Lord Jesus" we will talk about the glory of the Lord Jesus as manifestation of glory and the sample for every individual. On the case of studying the glory God prepared for every individual, this material is very fundamental, since it is the lamp in the light of which will be formed an idea of the individual glory.
In the fourth part of the course "The Glory" in the message of "Obedience to the Lord Jesus" we will talk about the glory of each person in his own calling or mission from God. These lessons have more practical understanding of glory, as a phenomenon calling from God.
It reveals different sides of the call, as a form of obedience to the Lord and the phenomenon of individual glory of God prepared for God.
The fifth part of the course "The Glory" in the message of "Obedience to the Lord Jesus" is entirely devoted to the strategy of prayer and the entrance into the glory for life in His glory. This part the same as the first - reformatory. It does not reveal anything new, previously non-existent in the Scriptures, but reveals how we can practically enter into the holy presence of God to such level that the soul and the body do not interfere, to hear the voice of the Lord and receive from Him the task for your life in the fullness of glory, prepared for you by God.
I would like to point out particularly with what exactly the material of the course "The Glory" in the message of "Obedience to the Lord Jesus" is going to work in your life.
2. What exactly is the course material of "The Glory" in the message of "Obedience to the Lord Jesus" going to work with in your life?
The Spirit of God through the wisdom of King Solomon wrote in Proverbs: “Train up a child (someone who is just beginning to learn something) in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it (something of what he had learned)” (Proverbs 22:6). Therefore:
Why have we mentioned the issue of initial teaching for the born-again? Scripture says: “…not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual” (1 Corinthians 15:46). Even in lives of newly born-again christians the contents of the mind for some time, and for some people it takes quite long period, continues to have a significant impact on the perception of incoming information and new-borns should know this. About how it happens, we will have a little talk.
Attention! Back to the young man. What is taught to the young man at the beginning, or what knowledge will be invested in his mind, it will determine what he will say, what he will do, what he will basically think and what decisions he will make. Hence, this is what his life will be filled with and, as a consequence, it is what his life will be. It is especially important to mention that initial teaching will affect how the Scriptures will be opened to the young man.
Striking example, the distorted initial teaching and its influence is represented by the Apostle Paul in Galatians.
“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ” (Galatians 1:6-7) and those who did it, thought that what they say and what they preached - are true. All they were doing - they offered circumcision to the gentiles who accepted Christianity, telling them: “If you have accepted our Messiah, then perform rules and regulations prescribed for the Jews” and cited the example of the stories from Old Testament. It seems nothing is distorted, but by adding to the message, thus they distorted the message.
They had distorted the initial teaching, and they were carrying it to others. As the apostle Paul says: “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?” (Galatians 3:1-3).
The apostle Paul focused their minds on faith and Jews focused on the cases of the flesh. It shows that the initial teaching in their minds distorted the true understanding of the Gospel of God in His Son Jesus.
Another example of the distorted initial teaching - is untranslatable in Scripture the word "Christ," which is found in Scripture more than 250 times, and because of the lack of translations many born-again christians considered it as a title or the surname of Jesus. Although its translation is clear that this is not the title nor the surname of Jesus. Rather, this is what Jesus preached, that's what He is, and this is what He came to make available to those who received Him. However, taking the word "Christ" and looking at it like a title or a surname, this word in mind was misunderstood, and it had an impact on the understanding of the New Testament, for the whole denominations.
Because of this impact, there was a misunderstanding of the word "Cross", a misunderstanding of the word "Christian", the word "Antichrist", and in relation to the Acts, because of the lack of translation of the word "Christ", the focus transferred from the Spirit of the Lord to man. Now, think, what distortions occur in all those who read the Scriptures without any translation of these words.
The existing knowledge of the human mind is affected on how and what man sees from variety of images, as well as what he hears from multiple streams of audio information. That is the knowledge that already exists in human mind, and what exactly a person perceives through the senses.
The contents formed in the human mind depend on whether he has a bright light in his life or how clearly and legibly he sees the events and how clearly hears what is happening. Attention! Therefore, we can say:
This tells us that what the young man had been taught in the beginning, in many ways would determine what he hears and what he sees.
Attention! The question is: “If you teach a young man at the beginning of his life the secondary things and even tertiary, what basically would he see and hear?”.
In this world it is called: “red herring”, “false flag” or “garden path”.
Then the question is: “If the young man's mind is full of secondary or tertiary things, then what will be basis of his life?”.
This means that he will not be the head, he will be the tail, he would be late for the world's changes. He will live by the old world's information and outdated facts.
Which questions will he mainly solve and what will be the main expend vitality and resources in his life? On different things, but not on the main. In Scripture this way of life is called: “…vanity and vexation of spirit!” (Ecclesiastes 1:14).
Finally, the question: “What will be the focus of his attention when reading the Scriptures?”. The answer is simple: secondary and tertiary things, and something that will draw eyes of the denomination.
Question: “When a woman goes to supermarket does she take everything from the shelves and plans that she will sort out everything at home?”. No. She knows that she needs to pay for each item in her cart at the cash desk. Therefore, going to the supermarket, she makes a shopping list based on priority. Only needed items are on the list and there’s no need to write secondary things even if she remembers them anyway.
For the participants of the Covenant it is written: “For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build, and was not able to finish?’” (Luke 14:28-30).
Even what a person learns by paying hefty price, as a result will also be secondary or tertiary. It means that his price would be a waste. Waste – a futile use of something valuable.
Attention! When in Ukraine were opened the doors for the preaching of the gospel, the church began to be filled with people who had a lot of problems: physical, material, social, many different consequences of sin and curses and of course, the first thing every one of them expected is that their problems will be solved, that is the focus of their attention. It was their problem and their solution that should be offered in the church but how to solve their problems with the participation of God, basically, very few people knew. This was because everyone was glad that they were allowed to open churches and preach the gospel. What to do then with those people who come into it was mainly considered in the format of "the waiting room".
Each newly born again was invited to sit and listen to preacher, and, all together, wait for the Lord to come for His church. While waiting for the Lord, Bible for many became a place from where the verse was taken and someone talked about it from the pulpit or in groups. Sometimes was a shared revelation or the fact that leaders were given to denomination. The case of prosecution will not be discussed, but the initial teaching was often anything but not what should be, it was basis for life and ministry of the Lord Jesus. Thus, many were taught to not only build, but also to live in the sand, explaining it as the life path in the desert of humility. No. To be precise – that is life without a Foundation on which Jesus built.
3. Obedience to The Lord
Now listen carefully to the question that the Holy Spirit asked me, while forming this material.
He asked, “What exactly (I don't say now who) am I saying?” and added, “what was lost by the first man in the garden of Eden?”. Let us add another question for clarity: “What was laid as foundation for freedom of acts of Satan in human life, and what was the beginning of his path not only in life, but on earth?”.
I received the answer of the Holy Spirit, it was deeper understanding, let us read in the Scripture about those events that are known to us as the fall of man. Read: “…Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, ‘Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?’ And the woman said unto the serpent, ‘We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.’ And the serpent said unto the woman, ‘Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.’ And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” (Genesis 3:1-6).
Now again read the question and then the answer of the Holy Spirit.
Question: “What exactly (I don't say who) am I saying? “what was lost by the first man in the garden of Eden?”. Let us add another question for clarity: “What was laid as foundation for freedom of acts of Satan in human life, and what was the beginning of his path not only in life, but on earth?”.
And now the answer. Attention!
And that's what the Holy Spirit said:
It is because of disobedience of man to the Spirit of the Lord. Spirit of the Lord was forced to leave the spirit of man.
Listen to what the Spirit of the Lord said through the prophet Samuel, to the participants of the covenant with God: “…Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry …” (1 Samuel 15:22-23). Magic and idolatry is obedience to fallen spirit, it is the fulfilment of his will. As it is written: “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worked in the children of disobedience” (Ephesians 2:1-2). This means that any person is always obedient to someone. Therefore:
Here is another word I received in my spirit from the Holy Spirit:
Attention! This is the next question the Holy Spirit asked me: “If disobedience to the Spirit of the Lord began the fall of man, what is the first thing to be recoverable by each person after his repentance before the Lord, so the Spirit of the Lord will be able to do something for what He comes into the spirit of a born-again?”.
The answer is simple. The first thing that needs to be restored in every born again, is obedience to the Spirit of the Lord because the Spirit of the Lord builds new, glorious life for man prepared by God.
Listen carefully to what has been mentioned by the Holy Spirit:
It's written: “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture” (John 10:9). And again:
The Lord Jesus taught: “…Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them (obedience), I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house (his life) upon a rock” (Matthew 7:24). Obedience to the Lord is presented to them as a stone base.
“And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew (the curse of the world) and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not (disobedience), shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house (his life) upon the sand. And the rain descended, and the floods came (the curse of the world), and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it” (Matthew 7:25-27). Also, the Lord says to born again: “…for without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5).
This means that the first thing you need to learn after being born again - is obedience to the Spirit of the Lord. He is the stone, from which and on which we must build our lives. Otherwise, the construction of a new life already born-again spirit will continue to be committed in the sand hassles and worries of this world.
It is written: “…Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto a Holy temple in the Lord, in whom (in obedience to Whom) ye also are builded together for a habitation of God through the Spirit” (Ephesians 2:20-22), and: “For other foundation (of life) can no man lay than that is laid (by God), which is Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 3:11).
Once again: salvation is not the foundation for glorious life, salvation is the door to a new, God-given, glorious life.
Attention! Now because very few minds are updated, every born again has in his mind, his own view of obedience and its purpose. I didn’t make a reservation (in the mind), we see it differently, and if you add the points associated with the peculiarities of the denominations, the difference will be even more. However, this difference is only in the mind, but not in the spirit of the born-again. In our spirit of obedience to the Lord and His purpose presented by the Holy Spirit without their denominational views in the spirit they are all the same and if you take the words of the Lord Jesus: “…I am the way, the truth, and the life …” (John 14:6), through Jesus, and in Him is revealed the true picture of obedience, the obedience that the Lord expects from every born-again. When we look at the earthly Ministry of Jesus presented in the Gospels of the New Testament, we see different sides of Him but there is a side of the earthly Ministry of the Lord Jesus, which He did not hide. While reading the Gospels, our minds hides it unknowingly or rather, our minds do not pay enough attention to it. Born again christias read Bible, but still there is an influence of earthly wisdom in the mind. So he does not see things, as the mind focuses on something else, which may be also important and true, but not fundamental, not that you need to put in the foundation for glorious life.
Attention! One of features of every person mind is that it sends the focus selectively, depending on which kind of wisdom in him dominates, the things at some point that worries him the most or what he hears the most. All this, through the mind, affects every sphere of life, and of course, on reading of Scripture. It becomes not only selective while reading, but also for understanding the Scripture. This largely is one of the causes of so many denominations, movements and, as a consequence, the separation. It is a manifestation of the mind, which I call “unconscious selective attention”.
Yes, as we have already mentioned, the Scripture says that at first but to be sincere, it may not be from what is presented in Scripture. Paramount in Scripture should be the first in the initial instruction. As unconsciously selective attention is fickle, it can change rapidly due to change events or updates of mind and spiritual maturity. Therefore, what born again people believes is important today, brimming with revelation and a month later it may not be so important. The focus of the mind will already be on something else. Another revelation - other needs. This is an ongoing process, which is particularly important to lay the right foundation, the process itself is not multiplied fuss and didn't steal a lifetime.
If you take the earthly Ministry of the Son of God Jesus, it is like a well built home, depending on which side you see the very large house. But we don't see the foundation that makes the house strong and stable and, therefore, safe for life. It is the foundation of the house which is the basic of a potential home and considering its qualities builders will plan all that on it and it will be. Also, the earthly Ministry of the Son of God Jesus is like a painted picture, looking at you, focus of your mind chained to a beautiful picture. But not the canvas on which He painted and from which depends on how long this picture will be pleasing to the eye, and how long the original color will last. Also, the earthly ministry of Jesus is like a beautiful car that looks pleasing to the eye of its owner, but he could not see its engine. Although it is the engine that makes the car efficient and reliable in the use of its owner. The designing engineers, creating a new model of the machine, basically makes it given the quality of the engine as the engine largely determines what kind of design the car will have.
From the presented examples it becomes clear that everything has a priority, which is not always visible, but depends on everything that should and could be done, because it is crucial. And for every born-again there is something fundamental, something that should be based, spirit-filled life. Exactly what should be the Foundation of a life born again of the spirit, we shall learn in the Lord Jesus, forming in the mind of the first primary instruction.
The announcement: in the next lesson we'll talk about what the Holy Spirit told me about, some of the important features of obedience to the Lord.
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