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Father we are thankful to you for your anointing... for the anointing of your Holy Spirit, which Already dwells within each one
personally. And Father, on the basis of your word—we believe, and with thanksgiving accept—that in the anointing of your Holy Spirit, which we accepted from Jesus... we believe that in him we are already enriched with everything. Every word, every knowledge... we believe that in him—we don't have lack in any Godly Gifting. Thank you Father, we are thankful to you.. for those abilities and for those opportunities... which are Already within Each one of us personally by your Holy Spirit. And we ask you, Father—forgive us any ignorance in regards to your gifts. Forgive us any inattentiveness—to the power of your Holy Spirit. We repent—in that we were inattentive to your requests and to your instruction, and that we were limiting you in our lives. And we ask you Father, give direction to our thoughts and to words. Help each one of us to correctly understand, correctly accept... and by your spirit of truth—instruct each one of us onto your truth—so that your plan, your intentions—would be DONE in every one of our lives... in all fullness and without any lack. We believe that we will be taught by the lord. therefore—right now—we accept the anointing on our minds, and we agree, and believe—that we Already have the mind of Christ. An anointed mind, a mind capable to understand and accept immeasurably more than we ask, and More than we imagine—we ACCEPT the anointing of the spirit of wisdom and revelation on our minds. Thank you Holy Spirit for the anointing. Thank you for the action of your Power... and for those abilities, those opportunities—which are, right now—formulating the direction of our thoughts, words and actions... that are helping each one of us to understand and accept MORE than we ask, More than we imagine... and we DEPEND on the action of your Spirit... we believe that we will be taught by the LORD... and we Accept, that right now—by the power of the Holy Spirit—the soul blind... receive their sight. The tortured... receive their freedom. I take authority over every lying spirit, over every religious spirit, over every spirit of fear, sickness, and infirmity... over every spirit of Lack, of need... and Command them: Leave this place—in the name of Jesus! I take authority over every oppressive and irritating spirit, and every distracting spirit over the minds of those present and joining us—in the name of Jesus, and I command them: leave the minds of those present and joining us in the name of Jesus. We agree—that where the spirit of the Lord is—there is Freedom. Thank you for your anointing. Thank you for your freedom Jesus... on this place. We accept the action of your power. We accept the action of your anointing... and we believe that we will never be left the same. Thank you. We are thankful that your power is flowing—right now—anointing our minds, and making us capable to understand and accept immeasurably more..... and we believe that we will be taught by the Lord, and we will NOT remain the same.... in the name of Jesus, AMEN.
Glory to God for the anointing.
Level 2 Part 1 – Life is not an Experiment! – by Oleg Remez, translated by Irina Narivonchik
Today is the beginning of the 2nd level... basically, we have been... for the past 40 lessons... been preparing for the beginning of the 2nd level. Or, in other words—in your minds there is now a sufficient foundation for the Correct understanding of the material we will be accepting beginning from today. so—be attentive, try not to be distracted... and that knowledge which you Already have—it will help you to understand this and subsequent material with the necessary depth... as we have been studying that material—which is foundational— for 40 weeks now.
Today we begin to study a more target knowledge—which is knowledge that has to do with Calling.
Lesson 1, Level 2. you can note this down for yourselves. Lesson 1—level 2.
We will begin by looking at the Life of Man, because—people's behavior, or attitude towards life—is Very varied. So for us, it is interesting to find out—what God wants our attitude and behavior towards life to be.
You know, that every person living on earth—perfectly knows—that on this earth, nothing comes without a purpose, and nothing Happens without purpose. In other words, everything that appears on this earth—has a Determined or Defined Goal. And of course, Man himself is not an exception to this—even though, if you talk to people, most of them do not have this idea or this image that their life has a specific purpose. The most frequent view of life that you encounter—is formulated out of those definitions that you can find in world dictionaries... and I want to give you a few of them:
the 1st definition, of life—out of the dictionary of Ushakova: The time, from the birth of man—to the death of man. In other words, a fragment of time. This is one definition.
The 2nd definition—Russian Encyclopedia: the highest format of a physical and chemical form of existing material. In other words—it doesn't even remotely mention anything of a possible purpose for the life of every individual.
You can read many various definitions in world dictionaries—and for the most part, you will not see anything that even hints at that the life of Every Man, or in whole—has a God Determined Purpose. Of course, this may be because most of the definitions are in no way connected to God.
What can WE say about the life of man on earth? If we study the definition of the word “life”, or the “life of Man”--then we, having that mind—that is still insufficiently renewed... we Cannot give a deep definition to the word “life” or the “life of Man”. If you take and look at scripture, then we see; “that in him Was Life” or, GOD IS LIFE. So to give a definition to the word “life”, according to scripture—is simply unrealistic! Because this would be to give a definition to “God”. therefore—Only God can give a definition to the Life of Man—because HE is the Author of life, He is the Source of Life, and only God—in this question—can direct, and formulate the direction of our thoughts.
So we'll not get carried away in this area... but the one thing we can say for sure, basing on scripture—and it's specifically This that's the Object of our attention, of our focus—is that the Life of Every Man that comes to Earth—Has a Purpose. This is what we will be focusing all of our attention on.
Why will we be so focused on this? Notice, that every second of your life—it is always connected to a personally made decision by you. In other words—you, in waking up in the mornings... before getting up—make the decision... you make the decision to open your eyes, you make the decision to get up, you make the decision to do whatever.... or, in whole—Your life—it consists of various decisions.
We could say it this way: that your life—it is a result of decisions Made by You. Now, think about it a moment—if every decision is made NOT according to the Purpose—that you were born for. The result—as a result of—you understand yourselves... and a life is lived in vain... because the DECISIONS—were not According To, or didn't Correlate—to the PURPOSE.
In other words, there is a determined Purpose for the Chair, and all decisions that are made in regards to the chair—they fully correlate to the Purpose of the chair. As soon as you make a decision in regards to the chair that doesn't correlate to the chair—there is a huge probability that this chair will be broken.
So we will be familiarizing ourselves with a specific purpose for Every Man. For Every Person—and in scripture, there's a scripture that corrects the direction of our thoughts—this is the Book of Acts—where God says, in regards to man—through the one of His Apostles:
Acts 17:26 And He (GOD) has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined look, what an interesting word—DETERMINED. In other words, the word determined basically says—that this was NOT the Will of the Man. The word Determined says that this is something that was decided and done by God. Determined... or, God determined—this is HIS plan, not Man's plan. Determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings,
From this scripture, we see—that the Times as well as the Boundaries of their Dwellings—are determined by GOD for MAN. In other words, we see that there is, Already, a Determined by God TIME for the appearance of Every Man on Earth.
With what is the Time of Appearance tied to? For example, of me? It is directly tied to that PURPOSE for which I came. Or, the Time of MY appearance—is the Result of Manifestation of THAT—for which I came. or—for MY CALLING. My calling became the determining factor in WHICH time I needed to appear.
When we read in scripture, that there are preappointed times—then basically, we can say: that God determined or set up a Time Calendar for the appearance of Every Calling on Earth. God determined—in the Calling—the Time of appearance or of realization of EVERY TASK... and the Man is simply the one who embodies the Plan of God—which we call calling—on earth, in the flesh. Or, What comes to earth? The flesh? NO. what then?--the Calling.
In studying the subject of Calling further, you will see—that SPIRITS... and Man is spirit—is differentiated Not by gender... as spirits are without gender—but spirits are differentiated by CALLING! That's why scripture says: that God looks at Man, but He looks at His SPIRIT—at his HEART... and in looking at the spirit, what do you think? Does HE, (God) see the profession that the Man acquired? Does he see that knowledge that the man acquired which are in his head? No. God looks at the calling.
Therefore—You may talk with God based on what your is in your mind, or what your mind is taught... but God will always be talking to you based on What He Called you to Be... which is what we will be talking of—in the entire second level.
Therefore—for Every Man—that comes to this earth... it is very important to know: How and Where it is Correct to use Time... every second and every minute... which God ALREADY scheduled in, for Every person—according to His Wisdom. specifically—the Calling. We will be talking of the Calling of Every person.
In the books of the Old Testament there is one Very Educational Story... Educational in the area of—How to Correctly use your life, and what can happen if it is not used correctly. This is the life of the Known-to-us Solomon.... But it's not so much his life, as that Great Experiment that He undertook with his life.
And So, we—turning to the wisdom of God—will begin studying today... the Experiment of Solomon. And studying it with what purpose? To draw forth certain understandings for ourselves... that the life of man, after all—is Not an Experiment... and YOU—are not the result of a meeting of Mom and Dad. God has a PLAN—and YOU are the Implementor. You are the one—who came to earth to FULFILL the Calling determined by God for Your spirit... and Your obedience—it is the obedience to YOUR calling.
Many people have this image, or this idea—that obedience is to go to church... obedience is to read the scriptures... obedience is to be obedient to what the pastor says—and All of this is Yes....! but obedience to God—is more important!
And obedience to God—is determined: Not by the position of your Body... but, Obedience to that—for which YOU came to this earth for.
Remember those great words that can be very frequently heard on the lips of believers... and sometimes, you hear it with a certain resonance, and disquiet... (Matthew 7:20-23) “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven”. And further, it says there... “Many will say, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ for the kingdom of Heaven.... and what will Jesus say to them? “depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ for I don't know you.
Why did Jesus say this to them? The verse above this says: “but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.”obedience to God—is Always determined—NOT by the place and position of your body, but obedience to that—for which your Spirit is called. Your body—for today—is Educated! In your head—there is a store of knowledge, some kind of profession... and you CANNOT, 100%-say that this profession is acquired according to the will of God—as for the most part, the professions on this earth—we acquired according to the Market, according to supply and demand. Therefore, each one of us, in our time—became the answer to the demands of the Market... BUT... not to the plan of God.
And... we have Repented in this! And, in studying, in this second level—the material of Calling—You will be introduced with specifically This question... with the question of your Calling. And your obedience is determined—specifically to the obedience of Your Calling.
OK. Let's now look at this story, out of 1st Kings. We begin with 1st Kings because in it we see how Solomon prays, how he turns to God and asks him for WISDOM. With what purpose did Solomon ask God for wisdom? Of course, for the purpose of realization of that—for which God called Solomon to do. Let me read this prayer to you:
1st Kings 3:9-12 “Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?” 10 The speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. 11 Then God said to him: “Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice, 12 behold, I have done according to your words; see, I have given you a wise and understanding heart, in other words, God gave Solomon wisdom—wisdom for the realization of that, which God Called him to do.
We know form scripture that Solomon reigned 40 years. And during these 40 years of his reign, Solomon undertook—using Godly wisdom—undertook certain experiments... experiments which are perhaps not immediately visible—in the literal sense of the word... especially in the Book of Proverbs, because the Book of Proverbs—basically--is the U-turn, the Path, it is those results which we see of this experiment.
The Experiment itself is described in the Book of Ecclesiastes, and of course—to the inattentive reader, it is not quite clear—what the experiment consists of.
But, during the course of 40 years—Solomon was conducting a Study... and he notes this in the Book of Proverbs. So let's immediately begin from the Book of Proverbs... we'll note certain moments... and then we'll transition to the experiment itself.
The Book of Proverbs says—Solomon writes: Proverbs 1:1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: in this is interesting in that Solomon begins speaking with the mention of position, of Royalty. “the King of Israel” why does Solomon immediately begin in this way? First of all—he shows that—That, which HE undertook... in the course of 40 years—HE did—at the level of a KING. In other words, basically he speaks of the Level of the Actions which he undertook.
In the Book of Ecclesiastes, he opens up this understanding. Ecclesiastes 2:12 says: For what more can a man do, after the king— beyond what the king has already done? (russian translation) the opportunities of a King are greater! The resources of a King are greater! And if the King has applied Effort for the study of a certain question—and received a result—then it's better to find out—what is the result, and if you are moving in the same way... then it's better that you stop!
God wrote in certain wisdom into His Word—so that in studying a certain path... which Solomon took—none of us would take this same way, and would not create out of our lives—an experiment, Especially in that same direction into which you can put in MUCH resources... but receive a very Negative result. That's why this story IS written into the Book of Proverbs and the Book of Ecclesiastes.
And we read. We'll immediately go to the Book of Ecclesiastes, where the path of the experiment is described, and it's result... because we are basically preparing for the material itself right now.
Solomon writes: Ecclesiastes 1:12 I Ecclesiastes, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. 13 And I set my heart or made the decision to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven; Let me try this... oh! Now let me try this.., a familiar story, right? Let me try this job... maybe I'll be good at it! Then... lets try working here now... let me try creating a family with this person... and, well, if it doesn't turn out—as this is unofficial, what can you do—let's go search for another suitable candidate. In other words, we see the method of Trial and Error—Solomon used it.
(Ecclesiastes 2:3-) I searched in my heart how to gratify my flesh with wine, while guiding my heart with wisdom, and how to lay hold on folly, till I might see... you hear? Till I might see. See what? what was good for the sons of men to do under heaven all the days of their lives. Basically, this is the point of the experiment—to find out what's the Purpose of Every Man on Earth. Let me read this again: what was good for the sons of men... to do under heaven all the days of their lives.
4 I undertook great works, basically, he began a Huge Investigative process. I undertook Great Works, and here is the description of those Great Works that he undertook... and what was the Strategy—in the investigation of this question: I built myself houses, I planted myself vineyards. 5 I made myself gardens and orchards, and I planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. You know, he transcended... in much—the wisdom of certain Ukrainian peoples... you know what kind of Ukrainian wisdom exists? “the main thing in life—to build a home, plant a tree and grow a child.” :) well.... HE—went WAY beyond that! He... built himself not just ONE house, planted not just ONE tree.... and for sure—had more than 1 child!
7 I acquired male and female servants, and had servants born in my house. Yes, I had greater possessions of herds and flocks than all who were in Jerusalem before me. 8 I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the special treasures of kings and of the provinces. I acquired male and female singers, the delights of the sons of men, and musical instruments of all kinds. 9 So I became great and excelled more than all who were before me in Jerusalem. Also my wisdom remained with me. 10 Whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, For my heart rejoiced in all my labor; And this was my reward from all my labor.
As we can see, that Solomon undertook a Great Work—spanning 40 years.
Now, let's immediately go to the result of this Great Experiment—the result is described in the Book of Ecclesiastes 1:1 1 The words of Ecclesiastes, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 “ Vanity of vanities,” (Or Absurdity, Frustration, Futility, Nonsense; and so throughout this book) says Ecclesiastes; “ Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” 3 What profit has a man from all his labor In which he toils under the sun? Basically, in these words—is the ESSENCE of the whole experiment. What profit has a man—he doesn't say what's the profit for PEOPLE... he says, what's the profit for MAN—HIMSELF from all that he does? Each one of us does something All Day... but, WHAT determines—if it's a profit to me or not? Question... and the PROFIT is determined—NOT by... that someone likes this, and that for SOMEONE this is good—but by that... for WHICH I CAME! Is this something that I should doing? THE PURPOSE. The CALLING. If what I am doing—I am not CALLED to do... then EVEN if it is a GOOD thing... and EVERYONE likes it... then, to me personally.. to others, yes... but to me personally—there is no profit.
What profit has a man from all his labor In which he toils under the sun?... rises the question. And further, he goes on to describe what he means. 4 One generation passes away, and another generation comes; But the earth abides forever. A Man comes and goes—but what's the profit TO HIM... from all that he's done? What's the profit BEFORE THE CREATOR... if GOD determines the Purpose? 5 The sun also rises, and the sun goes down, And hastens to the place where it arose. 6 The wind goes toward the south, And turns around to the north; The wind whirls about continually, And comes again on its circuit. 7 All the rivers run into the sea, Yet the sea is not full; To the place from which the rivers come, There they return again. 8 All things are full of labor; Man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor the ear filled with hearing. 9 That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun. 10 Is there anything of which it may be said, “See, this is new”? But It has already been in ancient times before us.
And so, here is the account or the summation of the Great Work undertaken by him... listen carefully: (Ecclesiastes 2:11) Then I looked on all the works that my hands had done” usually such words are heard in the disillusioned expressions of the elderly... of the vainly, or uselessly spent years. Although right now—you can hear such things from others, from the Younger generations—when they are disillusioned by life, disillusioned by their friends, disillusioned by circumstances, disillusioned by politics, disillusioned... by the mere fact that they're alive. Solomon writes: “I looked on all the works that my hands had done...” most frequently, people look over their lives when they are already in the horizontal position—because otherwise, they simply don't have the time to take stock, to evaluate! The rhythm of life is such—that we are So Busy—that if someone asks you to do something... something that doesn't fit into your schedule—then you will immediately tell me, “I don't have the time right now!”
But you know what Wisdom is like? If—for the plan of God—you have no time... then this is the FIRST indicator of that you are deteriorating, or being destroyed. If—for God's—you have no time... then you are Already Dying—because God is LIFE, and if you have no time for God's... then you have no time for LIFE, and if you have no time for LIFE—then YOUR life—it is far from life, it is Death.
Therefore—you are either LIVING... in God, and you can Only Live in God—or you are DYING... because you have no time for life.
And “I looked on all the works ALL THE WORKS that my hands had done, And on the labor in which I had toiled; And indeed all was vanity and grasping for the wind. There was no profit under the sun. Ecclesiastes 2:17 and I hated life because the work that was done under the sun was distressing to me, for all is vanity and grasping for the wind. 18 and I hated all my labor in which I had toiled under the sun, because I must leave it to the man who will come after me. 19 And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? Yet he will rule over all my labor in which I toiled and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. This also is vanity. 20 Therefore I turned my heart and despaired of all the labor in which I had toiled under the sun. 21 For there is a man whose labor is with wisdom, knowledge, and skill; yet he must leave his heritage to a man who has not labored for it. This also is vanity and a great evil. 22 For what has man for all his labor, and for the striving of his heart with which he has toiled under the sun?
We see—in these words of Solomon—disillusionment. Disillusionment in Life. A 40-year Work... in which a multi-million nation was activated, and Enormous amounts of resources—and, this is the result! But here is the Amazing part—Let's analyze this a bit—tell me, in the period of the reign of Solomon... in any case, what is described in the Book of Chronicles, and in the Book of Kings—in the period of the reign of Solomon: was it a bad time for the nation of Israel? No! This period... in the History of Israel—is considered the “Golden Age”... because there were no wars, no conflicts, no attacks... Peace. There was Complete Peace. Plus... this peaceable time was accompanied by an Abundance of the most Varied Blessings from All Corners of the World. If—in this period—silver... Silver—was equal in value to Rocks. Plain Rocks! In other words—Silver... had absolutely no value! No one even talked of it! Why do I think this? Because... in Israel there are So many rocks...!!! so, it was completely without value.
This was the 'Golden Age', and look—despite all this... there's no famine, there's no wars—despite all the prosperity of that nation.. which surrounded Solomon—Solomon despairs of or denies his life. Solomon despairs of all the labor in which he had toiled under the sun. Solomon is disillusioned in ALL that he had done. He says, “and I hated life... and I hated all my labor in which I had toiled under the sun. Solomon is disillusioned... disillusioned, Not in life itself, but he is disillusioned in Those decisions—which he undertook in the course of his Reign.
Solomon understood—that the life of Man is the Result of actions undertaken by him... that's why he says, “what's the profit for Man from all his labor?” what's the profit for Man from those decisions that he makes... Does God need them? “what's the profit for Man... If GOD doesn't need it?
Solomon writes... that he hated ALL his decisions, and ALL of his labor—as a result of his decisions.
In a certain stage of life, Solomon understood—that it is not in the power of man—that he should eat and drink, and that his soul should enjoy good in his labor. God endowed Man with authority... God gave Man eyes, ears... gave him a Body, gave the 5 senses... and gave Many other things—As a Gift. But Any gift of God—has a purpose! Any instrument of Power—which God gave to Man—has a God-ordained Purpose! Therefore, Everything that a Man has—has a God-ordained Purpose... just as the MAN HIMSELF! Notice, when Solomon prayed to God—before the prayer, Solomon said to God the following words: “You have made Your servant king” in other words... YOU put me here, you hear? YOU have made me king... and IF YOU made... then YOU know how to realize.
Each one of us came to this earth with a specific purpose. Not... Mom & Dad... and here you are. Mom & Dad simply gave your spirit clothing—but YOU are—a specific in God's plan... and if you don't know the Plan, if you don't know what's the Calling—then naturally, you are a specific of the marketplace—of supply and demand—in which your body is located... because Your body—is in This World—and This World... exerts a certain pressure on your body through the 5 senses—demanding Much from you... in HOW you are to Live.
And so, in light of the received revelation, Solomon writes: that Man, himself—CANNOT make the decision in... What is better for him.. even though Man has a RIGHT to this—Man, himself... in his mind—CANNOT.
From this, from what we read of Solomon, we can make the following conclusion: that NOT everything that is Correct and Good for MAN—well, there is that, which seems good and correct to you... and so, Not everything that is Right and Good for Man—is the Will of God for him... but Everything that is the Will of God for Man—is Always Right and Good for him.
We, ourselves determined... what was right for us and what was good for us... and in this, is a serious Error! In actuality, Man himself CANNOT determine for himself—what is right for him, and what is good for him... because man-himself, did not create his life... and did not determine the Purpose of his life.
In the Book of Genesis, is written what happened as a consequence of the fall into sin: Genesis 6:12 all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. After the spirit of death entered the spirit of Man—Man became not controlled by his spirit... and naturally, the 5 senses began to do the function of That—which began to speak to man—of What to do, where to go... and naturally, the 5 senses—the body of Man, for the most part—made the emphasis on the Needs of Man... what to eat, what to drink... and after sin, what to wear.
Therefore, the thinking process, the mind of Man—being directed by earthly, unspiritual and demonic wisdom—began to group a system of values around the Needs of His Flesh... but in no way around his spirit. “all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.” as soon as the way of Man was corrupted on the earth... on earth appeared such a term—as Vanity, or Absurdity, Frustration, Futility, Nonsense—that, in which a man has NO Future, and NO Hope. that—which for man—is Useless, and Pointless. The source of vanity—in the unsaved... as well as the believers—this is the Soul... or the Mind—which is Not directed by the Holy Spirit, and that is Not renewed by the Wisdom of God.
There's a term... and I use it often, as “Soul Blindness”. There's physical blindness... and there's Soul blindness. Soul blindness is an Even Worse blindness—than physical blindness... because a physically blind person—he can be led... he is open to being led. But a Soul blind person—he is almost Impossible to lead, because HE assumes... that he Knows Everything.
Jesus says, “If you didn't know—then this wouldn't be counted as a sin to you... but, as you don't know—but say that you do..” OK, we will be looking at these moments later on.
And so, sin—separated Man from the guidance of the Holy Spirit—and the Soul... being led by the 5 senses—became BLIND. Vanity—it is the Symptom, and the Consequence of the crisis of the soul of man—soul blindness.
To the soul blind—he thinks that everything that he does—he is doing correctly... in light of His Darkness.
Deuteronomy 28:29 as a curse of the law, states: And you shall grope at noonday, as a blind man gropes in darkness; notice... noonday—that's 12pm! And here, it states—that you will walk around by feel! What does this mean? Everyone is familiar with the expressions: “I'm bored” “what to do” “where to look for a job” “what to do today”... this—is to grope at noonday as a blind man... You don't know what to do!
Notice, would the question arise—What should this chair do today? Nope—because the chair has a determined purpose. For us—is determined a Purpose... therefore, to ask the question... “what to do?” says—that Your Mind doesn't know the Purpose for your spirit. And this is why scripture calls this soul blindness.
Vanity—is like leaven, it leavens All dimensions of life... filling life with the useless and the pointless... as with people, as with property, as with technology...
Ecclesiastes 6:11 says: Since there are many things that increase vanity, What is better for man? Vanity—there's no Future, no Hope... Vanity is a SICKNESS—a Plague of the 21st Century—because people's days are all filled with Absurdity, Frustration, Futility, & Nonsense. If you would analyze... at how many people finish post-secondary education today, then... perhaps it would seem—that Everyone is So Educated... that questions and problems—shouldn't exist anymore, or should long since be solved! But problems multiply, questions remain unsolved... and the country—despite ALL of it's Civilization—quote, unquote—is in an even worse state, is in crisis... because, Vanity—No Future, and No Hope.
Proverbs 13:11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished. (21st Century King James Version) what wealth is spoken of here? Health—is wealth... but you can labor, labor and labor... and have absolutely no profit from this labor. “brother Oleg, I am just laboring at this farm... for ½ a year.... I grew potatoes, ate them—and got sick!” and people are inputting Large Amounts of money into this... Even though, on the other hand—these same people are sitting there, and saying... “why did I slave so much? What for? I could have Earned more money—and could have Bought a ton of potatoes... but I slaved away, and only managed to grow 10.” and why? Because people have no time to THINK—they slave, slave...
I am opening up these things to you—that are especially prevalent where I live... such things occur quite frequently there.
Wealth gotten by vanity.... wealth—Health. Wealth gotten by vanity... wealth—family relations. Wealth gotten by vanity... includes Everything Else! SHALL BE DIMINISHED. It doesn't bring Any Profit.
You know what the most precious thing in family is? It is TIME that is Spent Together. If, in a family—no time is spent together... then NOTHING holds that family together. NOTHING. The Value, the Precious Thing—in a family—is Time Spent Together. A Family is Enriched by this... every time that a family spends together—is an Enriching process in a family... but, Vanity doesn't allow a family to spend time together, because—one is busy with one thing... the other with another... and when they do get together—one is busy with football, and the other is busy doing something else.
Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished. Solomon says, Ecclesiastes 1:2 “ Vanity of vanities,” says Ecclesiastes; “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” Solomon understood—that there is something Bigger—that to simply do Right and Good things on this earth. He understood—that for Man—it is important to do That, for which the Creator Created him For. He understood—that in This is the Essence and the Point of Life of Every Man. THIS is where the disillusionment came from...!
Just imagine—to put in so much time, so much resources—and at the end of this, to understand... that EVERYTHING that he has done, in the attempt to make the Lives of people—Better... and then to find out that it's better not to make their lives better, but to make THEM better... because HE—cared for, or was concerned for their well-being, but not of their obedience.
You can take care of a Man... of his well-being, and Still not help him in entering obedience to God... and in such a case, you have done them a disservice. You gave him Everything Necessary... but you didn't teach him the most important thing—THAT, what his life Depends on. You know—even the unsaved of this world have understood—that it's better to find ONE who is called... then to have to deal with 100 people... who don't know what they're supposed to be doing.
That's why, for today—Entire SYSTEMS are activated in the detection, or the Identification of Talents—you know of these, these programs are running full steam at the moment... because they understand—that it's better to find a talent, to invest a little bit of resources into him... and he will Already be bringing you a return..... instead of educating THOUSANDS... and going nowhere.
Actually—this is a Chinese system. China is Big—and in China, there are certain people—who travel All over China... and find the singles.. the Individuals... they Take these individuals, and they place them in boarding schools, and educate them. This is why—for today, Chinese sportsmen are some of the Strongest... and why? Because they.... have One sports section... and each city has One... by One name... and in it—is Everyone, who wants—and the scouts come there, they take one... and that's it! Why? Because they find the TALENTED... because, on this earth—the ones who influence—are NOT the ones who live, but the ones who Live According To Their Calling! All others... are simply, present, stay busy, and attempt to do something. therefore—on this earth, it's the INDIVIDUALS who influence... INDIVIDUALS! All others—just eat. That's why, there's a group of people... who take care to ensure that on this earth remain As Few of the just eating People as possible...! so that those Individuals—could live, and realize that—which they do. Please understand—there is an entire system dedicated to this!
And so, Solomon understood... that there is something MORE than simply doing Good and Right things... he understood, that for Man—it is important to do That—for which God Created Him For. In THIS is the Essence and the Meaning of Life.
God said to Jeremiah, Jeremiah 1:5 “ Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; the word “sanctified” or “holy” means—set apart. Holy... is to be set aside for. God said, “before you were born—I set you apart.” notice... that Jeremiah is still in the womb... but he is Already a Somebody! Jeremiah hadn't come out yet from his mother's womb... but in the womb—he is Already a Somebody! This story has to do with... that Jeremiah says, “I cannot speak!”... God says, “You are a Prophet!” and he says, “I don't know how to speak!” STOP. YOU did not become a Prophet when I began talking to you young man—You hadn't yet come from your mother's womb, and in your mother's womb—you were Already a Prophet... and actually, you were a prophet Before you got the womb! This is the main wisdom that we will be holding to... because YOU are Already a Somebody... YOU are ALREADY—the One you Must Be... but, right now—I am not talking of Who you are in your heads... I am talking of Who you are in Your Spirit....
Because there is the One—Who you are in your heads... and this is the profession, this is the life experiences of this world—and there is the One—Who you are in your Spirit... and this is Your Calling.
You CANNOT mix up the profession with the Calling—in no way. I will give you an example, and then we'll get back to this... there goes... to Damascus... a well-known to us, Saul. Profession—a Pharisee. A Highly-qualified Pharisee. He meets Jesus... and as a result, Saul—the Highly Qualified Pharisee... doesn't actually correlate to God's plan for his life... He is actually—an Apostle! I am just saying—that the one you are in your minds... there is a Huge Probability that it doesn't correlate to Who you are in the spirit.
And so, Jeremiah—he says to God... “I am young!” and God is like, “what does that have to do with anything?! You are Who You are—and YOUTH... has nothing to do with anything here! YOU are who You Are” and further, God says: “I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” in other words—a Calling is not given to Man when a Person is already on earth, in the flesh... a Calling is given to Man—Before the creation of the World.
The calling of Man was determined by God—Before the creation of the world... and the coming of the man-in the flesh... the time of birth—that is simply the Time of the Arrival of the Realization of the Calling—in the flesh... to earth. In other words, Each Person—began to exist.. as a spirit—Not when he came in the flesh, or came to earth from his mother... that's when your FLESH came to earth, but Not You—because, according to scripture... YOU—are NOT Flesh! You—are SPIRIT. YOU—are a Spiritual creation—created in the Image and Likeness of GOD. You—are a Spirit. You have a soul, and you are fitted into a physical body... as a very important component of You in the Physical World. You are a spiritual being, with the capability of living in the Natural Physical world... and by means of the Body—You must Realize THAT—what is contained in your spirit, or.... the Hidden, secret of your Spirit—by means of your Body—Must become Visible, or manifest.
When you were born... that's when LIFE was given to your physical body—Your Spirit... WAS, Your Spirit... KNEW, and Your Spirit KNOWS GOD—and Knew... ALWAYS, because scripture says, “that we were Born of Him” we Were IN Him, we Are a fragment of Him. YOU were a Living Substance—long before the world was created, Long before sin came to earth, Long before sicknesses and infirmities appeared on, and began filling the earth! You WERE... and for YOU—Everything was Already SAID—and PLANNED... the TIME was Determined... and the Time for the Realization of Every Task of Your Calling—is Already Known.
I just laid it out for you—so that you would understand.... that each one of you, in having come to this earth—Didn't come—simply to live a bit. You are the Answer—to a specific Need. You are the realization of a specific plan. You have a PURPOSE. This Purpose—is Fully reflected in Your Calling.
The word 'Calling' can also be substituted with the word 'Talent', because a 'talent'... this is in the world—this is a Calling. The term 'calling' in itself, is a biblical term—because scripture says: that the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. This is That—with which Every Person is Born with... regardless of their nationality, or whom or where they belong to. You are Already CALLED... and you were Called—NOT when God turns to you, and NOT when you appeared in the flesh—YOU are called because YOU were PLANNED by GOD... and God Planned YOUR life—According to YOUR CALLING.
Jeremiah 29:11 says: For I alone know the plans that I have toward you, says the LORD, plans of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. And the plans that he is talking of here... they were planned by Him—Long before the creation of the world.
Psalm 139:16 David says: in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, they were ALL... is how many of them? In other words, it's not hard to guess... that if it's “All” then that includes tomorrow as well... just as today is... ALL your days—for eternity. in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, and I'll add here... for eternity. Notice, that God—has a calendar, a calendar in which—Every Day—has a determined by God plan. Now... you can understand what Jesus was saying in his sermon on the mount, “do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own worry.” God painted, or set Every Day of Your Life—in His Wisdom. And he did it for you... so that each one of you, wouldn't make up and fuss over what he should do today... and he Already said: that when you go into your prayer room, don't be wordy like the heathen... they think that in their vain repetitions they will be heard—but Your Father KNOWS what you have a need of... BEFORE you ask.
The wisdom of God itself—states, that you don't need to tell God What you would like... FIND OUT what He Already Prepared for you, and blessed for you personally. This is such a blessing! because—that, in which He blessed you—that is Who You Are.
“In Your book they All Were Written, The days fashioned for me, All days—remember, ALL DAYS—what do you think, when God was planning Thursday for you... we'll take Thursday—when He was planning Thursday for you—was he planning taking into account Your profession, the one that is in your head right now? Or taking into account your Calling... in your spirit... right now? Of course—that, which is in your spirit.
This says, that if you will be planning tomorrow—taking into account what is in your head... then you will, approximately... find out what's in your head! I mean, that WISDOM that you will be directed by when you are planning—earthly, unspiritual and demonic wisdom. Therefore, it's entirely possible... that at the end of tomorrow, or of Thursday... you will release a Large Sigh... you'll reach your bed... and will say something like... “finally! Finally this day is over!” because this day—exhausted you.
But there's another option: to Ask God—what did HE plan out for this day... perhaps this will be completely in opposition to Your plans, to Your intentions... but if you will simply, in obedience to God—will simply Go and Live THIS day like as HE planned it... then I can tell you for sure—that towards the end of the day, you will be so Alert—that you will say, “oh, this day simply flew by! I could have kept on going!” because Your spirit... it will be REJOICING!
The Life of Man—it comes from his Spirit... out of THERE is the source of life. And as Jesus said, “My food—is to do the will My Father... who sent me” OUT of THERE—will you TRULLY live. HERE is where YOU are in TRUTH... from THERE—is where you will find JOY.
I am in my calling—and I am at rest... I am simply at rest—in my calling. And what brings me Especially Joy—that in being in my calling—I NEVER Think...! “what, brother Oleg... you never think?” well, I do think... at home, periodically! But in moving in my calling—I don't think—because My calling—is not in my head... but in my spirit. Therefore, I use my mind—for other purposes! It's more of a... storage location... of various scriptures, of certain wisdom, and all that has to do with that—
YOU—you live out of your spirit. HERE is where YOU are.. the TRUE you. And this is what we will be studying... and you will know—how to drink out of Your well, how to connect with THIS person.. and not this person. Because HERE is where you are Happy. Here is where you are in Truth, and HERE is where you are TALENTED. And what is in your head... that's just supply and demand... a fruit of the market.
“In Your book they All Were Written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. You hear? “when as yet—there were none of them. In other words—God planned your life... before the creation of the world—taking into account That calling—which he Affirmed into Your Spirit.
Each spirit—has an Affirmed Calling. Spirits are Not differentiated by gender... but by calling. That's why your spirit doesn't have a name, surname or a title.. this is something your body has—Your spirit has a CALLING. In your head—you may be a violinist, and in your spirit—a lawyer. And when you're sleeping... you're dreaming of helping people, of solving problems... and you are always drawn to investigate various laws... but you understand, that only by playing the violin—can you earn the money for bread. So... you earn money the way you know how to do it... but you are constantly experiencing the desire to be doing something else!
This is something All believers encounter! In any case, for today—because out of their spirit—the Will of God is just... trying to bust out.
And so, David writes: that All days are already written. The word, “written” in this case—basically means: set apart, affirmed, sealed, ordained.... and they were written... when None of them... of these days... had appeared.
Now, I will read you a scripture—that will be in the foundation of All of the Material of the 2nd Level. These are the words of Jesus, which are directed to each one of us personally:
John 6:38 Jesus says: For I have come down from heaven, tell me—each one of us, as a spiritual creation... came from where? And He says, I also came from heaven. He came—from the same place that you came from! For I have come down from heaven, for us, it is very important to know—Where we came from! For us, it is very important to know—Why we came... and for us, it is very important to know—Where we are going. Jesus says: For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, This is Key! Each one of us—came to this earth... NOT to do their own will—as presented to us by this world... something Important and Necessary.... Each one of us came from heaven to this earth to Realize God's Plan! His Intentions... because in THIS... you have LIFE! But for some reason, some believers think—that God's plan, it is just to Serve Him. To Serve him.. and to Serve him. I can tell you this a bit differently... God's plan for you—is to be the ANSWER to the needs of people. HERE is life! An Answer—to the Needs of People! When you will be the answer for the needs of people... then you will Always be in Demand! That's why scripture says—that the Wise—is in the house of sorrow. The Wise is always in the place where there is a NEED, because in him—is the ANSWER for these needs.
While you are not striving to be the Answer to the Needs of People... but are the USER—then I can tell you: that a CALLING—is never the USER... it is always the one that GIVES. Therefore... if your thoughts are set to USE—then you will not be able to enter into your calling, because the GOAL of your calling—is to FULFILL Needs... and not to USE. This is a main moment... and you will be studying this later on. I simply want you to understand, right now—that in the prayer room—You need to strive to find out HIS plans... rather than telling him of YOUR needs.
There is a time when we tell him of what Needs we have... based on what He has determined—and there is a time when we tell him, “show me the way”.
For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. Consequently, we can make the following conclusion from today's lesson—that the Life of Every Person—MUST be a RESULT of That... What God Called them To.
In other words, Every Day that a Person Lives... must be a CONSEQUENCE of That—what he is called for, by God.
Every Day—Decisions must be made... which are directed at the realization of calling. Every Day.
“brother Oleg, what if I don't know my calling?” and here... is the nuance. In this... is the whole problem! Each one of us has already found out very much—I mean, of Godless information... and this interferes.
The main problems that Apostle Paul encountered... and this is Saul—is that His Mind... was educated to be a Pharisee. That's why, for a long time—I cannot say for sure how many years—He spent time alone, and worked over his mind... to educate his mind to live According To the Calling of Apostle. This is a conflict—a serious conflict... because in your spirit... is jealously trying to be one thing, and in your mind—you only know how to do the other. Your spirit—is not in agreement to live as before... and Your mind doesn't know how to live by the new... and you are constantly walking around in a state of conflict. In the Prayer room... you jealously want to pray about One thing... and your mind is telling you to pray about something else... therefore you constantly encounter these types of difficulties.
There is that—in which you are educated, and in which you are an Expert... in this world, without God—and there is that—What you are in Your Spirit... and in THIS—you will be in demand, By God... AND by People—but this is in your spirit. This is in your spirit!
I always tell everyone, “that in Your spirit is the one—whom is Provided for by God... and in your mind is the one—whom you, yourself, need to provide for” this is the situation.
Therefore—it pays to Apply Effort—to find out WHO you actually are... to enter into GOD'S provision... into GOD'S provision... into GODS PROVISION. Many believers can't even imagine—what the provision of God looks like, for some reason—they think that the provision of God only has to do with finances. What about health? What about, “Youth renews as the eagles”?, what about Joy and Peace in the spirit? What about many, many other things? And all this—is In Your Spirit... in Your Calling—because Your Calling... IS YOU. It is YOU.
Each person—is not the one who he is in his mind... he is the one he is in his spirit. That's why you look at yourself... taking into account what's in your mind... and God looks at you taking into account what's in your spirit.
That's why the most important prayer... for Saul—was actually the prayer that he said to Jesus upon meeting Him, “LORD, what do you want me to do?” not... “here, let me tell you...” as Job said, but.. “Lord, what do you want me to do?” I think—that Every Day needs to be begun like this! So that this day would Truly Be—for Rejoicing.
OK. So today—we began studying the subject of calling. We will be setting aside A LOT of time for it... therefore, certain points I will be going over, and inputting into your minds Again and Again. I will emphasize and re-emphasize certain things—so that each one of you would acknowledge... that You are NOT who you are in your heads... the Real you, the True you—is the one that you are in Your Spirit.
I know that many of you will get upset... by what you already formulated... some of you already have—a profession, and this will upset you—but understand this: God perfectly understand what position you are in, and God perfectly understood—what you will encounter... so he will GLADLY help you to clean up your lives—even in the situation that you may find yourself in now.
Desperate, or Hopeless situations... with God—they DON'T EXIST. There's no such thing. There may be a Person—who is Not Teachable... or not Instructable... this, yes. But if you are open to being taught, to being instructed... then God will show you Your path of life... and will direct You.
Let's thank God for His Plan, for His intentions!
Father we are thankful to you that you are working with us, we are thankful to you that you open up to us Your ways... we Believe Father... and we Accept—that WE WILL BE TAUGHT BY THE LORD! We Agree—that We FULFILL our Calling.. in All Fullness, and without any Lack, and we BELIEVE Lord—that you WILL show... each one of us... the PATH that we are to walk in, and that you WILL be Directing each one of us personally. And we agree Lord, that—Your will Be Done—You plan, Be fulfilled—Your intentions Be Done... in all fullness, and without any lack. Thank you Lord for your anointing, we are thankful to you for the Realization of Calling—and for your Heavenly Provision. Thank you that you lead us to the heights of the world... that you make us the Head, not the tail... that you set us On top, and not at the bottom... in the name of Jesus, AMEN.