Material of Bible School "The anointing of abundance and excess ", Kyiv
Course: "The Glory"
Part 1. Obedience to The Lord Jesus
Lesson 14: Obedience to the Lord Jesus in the Aspect of Application of Faith
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 highlights of of the lesson 13
Repeating the highlights of of the lesson 13
Calling a non-existent in the natural physical world, as it is existing - this is the essence of faith in the application of God's.
Faith - this is not something instead of the individual obedience to the Lord, faith - for the implementation of individual obedience.
Question: “Is it possible to grow in faith and still be disobedient to the Lord Jesus?” For a while, yes. This is how spiritual babies live. While they are babies, they are not given the task of their mission. Their obedience - it is abiding in the word of God and to grow in it. But while they are babies, they are unstable in their obedience, although they may use their faith and have the results. This happened to the rich young man, for some time, while living by obedience to the letter of the law, he believed in God, which could not affect his material state. But there is one "but", as it is written: “And though I have (apply, use) … all faith, so that I could remove mountains (it is its level), and have not charity (to God, and hence obedience), – I am nothing” (1 Corinthians 13:2), or we can say: “I have not yet manifested the Glory of God prepared for me.”
This is the condition the young man experienced. He saw the results of faith and obedience to the law, but something told him that this is not enough. But when it was time for him to enter in his calling, the Spirit of God directed him to the Lord to give him assignments, and introduced him to the glory prepared for him by God.
1. Glory of God - is not your glory
And now, be especially attentive, we now denote the main points of why the practice of the faith is not a measure of obedience to the Lord Jesus.
Attention! Through the use of faith in God's promises will be the manifestation of the glory of the Lord, so you will see and know His glory. And this is important and good, there is no sin, but you will not see the manifestation of the glory prepared by God for you.
The Glory prepared by God for you is manifested through your obedience to the Lord.
Question: “Is Healing that occurs in the name of Jesus, a manifestation of the glory of the Lord Jesus?” Yes. And it is available to you through the use of faith.
Is Deliverance, which is also available in the name of Jesus a manifestation of the glory of the Lord Jesus? Again, yes. And it is available to you through the use of faith.
Are Miracles in the name of Jesus a manifestation of the glory of the Lord Jesus? Yes. And to every born again miracles are available through faith in Jesus' name.
Are the Help of Angels for protection in the name of Jesus a manifestation of the glory of the Lord Jesus? Yes. All these are manifestations of the glory of the Lord Jesus, and many others are available through the faith of every born again. Attention!
Creator expects manifestations prepared by Him to have the glory, the manifestation of which in this world is only possible through direct obedience to the Lord Jesus. One of the missions of the Son of God, Jesus - is to help to manifest the Glory of God embedded in everyone, who will accept Him as Saviour and Lord. As it is written: “…the Father may be glorified in the Son” (John 14:13).
Attention! Your obedience is not in the manifestation of the glory of the Lord nor the revelation of the Glory prepared by God for you personally, but it is available to you through the glory of the Lord: “…no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6), and read one of the teachings of Jesus in the parable: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned” (John 15:1-6).
Question: “What is the reason for the way the individual glory is implemented?”
Scripture says: “…For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Through the revival of the spirit, the activities of the glory of God by the Holy Spirit has been restored in every born-again spirit. But sin so influenced the soul and body of a man, now, even after the repentance of their sins, one can not immediately be perfect in everything. The spirit of man is born again, but not the soul and the body. The mind must be renewed, and the human body continues to be so worn out and imperfect. Therefore, even if a person is born from above show all the requirements of the perfect man, that he was worthy of living in the perfect will of God, the person, even after repentance, will not be able to live in it. Because the imperfections of the soul and the body will take the man out of perfect will of God.
Attention! Therefore, if not for the grace of God to man determined by God before the foundation of the world, the sins of mankind would have deprived the imperfect human the glory in store for him. And the man would only have something that would offer him a sinful world, collapsing itself and destroying human: “It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.” (Lamentations 3:22).
God established His mercy to man before the foundation of the world, to a certain accounted period. He was able to communicate with a man, not imputing him his sin. After Jesus Christ shed His blood on the Cross, this period of time has come, now only available through faith in a person that is faultless. As it is written: “But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ” (Galatians 3:22-27).
The gift of God - faith - became for the man something, by which he could, avoid all imperfections in human, and bring in the faulty human life. All planned by God, as it is written: “…it is of faith, that it might be by grace…” (Romans 4:16). Or it is possible to say:
What does this mean? Attention! We are born again by believing in Jesus Christ as the descendants of Abraham, through the everlasting covenant, as Abraham were given the promises. By believing, no matter what the consequences of sin in the spirit, soul and body, the believer can have whatever says the promise, but not the soul, the body, the breadbasket or the world around him.
God showing His mercy to man, gave to man the promises of faith and recording them in the covenant. God, taking into account the will of man, and in His mercy gives to a person the right to choose what promise of faith to accept and to sow in his life, or not to accept any. All that is needed to do with the promise of God - is what God has done - to say and believe that it has already implemented.
So: the promises of God connect man's faith with the faith of God and God's faith makes a person able to receive from God by His grace, all of what is being said by His promises, regardless of the spiritual level of the person, nor his social position, regardless of his denomination and how much he fasts and prays: “…it is of faith, that it might be by grace…” (Romans 4:16).
Attention! Through faith, born again is available to see and experience the glory of the Lord Jesus. And in obedience to the Lord being born again is available to see and experience the glory, prepared by God for man.
So, to experience and see the glory of the Lord in your life - does not mean that you have entered into the glory prepared by God for you: “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:22-23).
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