There are some things about which the visceral response, in fact the only response is……Duhhhhhhhh. Did you expect one plus one to add up to something other than two? Why build the prototype model of the product if you are going to make products that are different from the prototype model which is approved? Why dig the foundation for a house if you will build the house somewhere else? God has presented Jesus as the prototype, or first fruits after which we who follow him are to pattern ourselves. Only problem is, we who say we follow him, apart from polite conversations and good manners do none of the things for which he is known to be Jesus. Men have made so many excuses for failing God that the odds of him ever succeeding are as insurmountable as to be nonexistent; we just cannot overcome our excuses. We have effectively entombed ourselves in excuses because we know not nor understand the faith of God.
GOOD MANNERS ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH..WHERE’S THE POWER?.
When God gave himself to Abraham, he gave not a carved wooden, or stone idol, but something that was living, breathing, and moves in dimensions of space and time. Just how do you handle that: how do you receive that? The God kind of faith is the only way to receive the gift that is God. Romans (13: 14—But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ) offers an epiphanal insight into the only approach to appropriating this offer. You don’t carry this gift around like an object, you put it on; it is something you put on. This faith allows you to put on God (the Lord Jesus Christ).
Consider the unassailable truth if you will: NOBODY HAS ANY BETTER MANNERS THAN THOSE JESUS MODELED; beyond his good manners however were the countless mighty miraculous works that he did and in no uncertain terms told us likewise to do them, and none of us are ever even thinking of going there. Why do we think when we imitate Jesus’ good manners we have done all? He listed them summarily, then he said, do these things. Good manners can be an assertion of man’s will; what he will and what he will not do. Sons of God receive power that is now from this world his sons. Jesus cautioned us to be aware because some people are born again according to the will of man’s peer pressure, the will of the flesh (self-determination), or according to blood relations, not according to the will of God. We may be able to imitate good manners but cannot imitate the works of God. This little glitch didn’t prove to be a problem, because we have just redefined the works of God in such a way as to not include any miracles but what things men who have not the faith of God can do.
THE DOCTRINE OF MAN.
There has been no great people without processions—…. George Eliot
If having great procession assures greatness, then in Christ your greatness is assured, for your pedigree is in God. In Matthew 11:11 by pointing to the greatest among men Jesus is pointing to a sort of glass ceiling where men have max out their potential, and to go any further a transformation is required. Beyond this point for man, any developmental progress requires him to enter a whole different category of life form. One can draw no parallel between a worm and a butterfly; but a worm is what a butterfly was just previous to his transformation into a colorful winged creature that flies instead of slithering about on the belly. This transformation is not evolutionary, but transformative….changing of forms….reading an entirely different book altogether—not just turning a page or entering into a new chapter of the same book, but a quantum leap into that which God is that makes us gods, being his children. This is why by the faith of God, God expects us to do the same works he does, and the very reason we have not done anything beyond good manners and polite conversations is because we do not believe: therefore nothing beyond man is possible with us.
Jesus who was in the form of God, took on the form of man; so now through him, God thinks it’s not robbery at all where we who are found in the form of man, take on the form of God; that’s the exhortation to us: to put on the Lord Jesus….put on the form of God by transformation (changing forms). As we have borne the image of the earthy, so we must now bear the image of the Lord from heaven. It is the also same exhortation given to us to get new wine skins; by the faith of God, our confession of the fullness of Jesus is this new wine skin that we sow for our lives, and the holy spirit is the new wine who fills up our confession.
Man knows that he does not walk on water, does not walk through walls, doesn’t talk to trees and expect trees or mountains to hear him: he doesn’t talk to the storm, or winds or waves. Water is water, and is not made into wine; wine is made from grapes. A man dies, he is to be buried he will not live again; till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep, until the great resurrection.
Our born again experience is more consistent with the will of man rather than the will of God because it is more consistent with what man has said than what God has said, in all appearance it is a form of godliness showing none of the power of God apart from good manners which can be acted out by the will of any man.
If you try to go about things as the natural man instead of the spiritual man in the faith of God, the ministration of condemnation, the entrenched system of religious conformity will never allow you to either have or experience the things of God. It’s like a huge bully standing above you with a shovel ready to bash you in the face when you try to look up to God face to face. After a while you don’t even bother to look up cause you know what is going to happen. It’s like a form of dyslexia; you see the words, but accept a different meaning that what the words you’re looking at actually say; that meaning you which accept being what some preacher said to you about it before. You’re reading but you don’t even have to engage your sense of discernment because of this regurgitation of knowledge passed on from generation to generation without ever knowing the truth about what is written. It is like a veil that is spread over the word blinding our minds. We assume we already know it so we make no attempt or expect to learn it. The truth is hidden in plain sight.
The Bush Doctrine is not a doctrine about bushes; it is a set of guiding principles regarding how former president Bush, or for that matter subsequent sitting presidents might handle foreign, or domestic policy issues. The doctrine of man likewise describes man in all his mortal limitations, and how he is to interact with the laws of nature, the world around him, his fellow-man and all of creation. It guides his actions regarding his relationship with gravity; how he relates to water, fire, solid matter, things know to be deadly, environmental threats that can end him. This knowledge he was not born with but gleaned it from his experience, his peers, and his elders. It never include the faith of God which men have never heard, nor seen, nor understood in their hearts lest they should be transformed, and is passed down from one generation to another; keeping man consistently man. This knowledge is what man knows naturally and is passed down as traditions; when you operate by it as you try to relate to God, it makes the power of God of no effect; but when the faith of God comes, it elevates man above the very laws of nature as he has learnt such laws from birth in this world.
The faith of God allows you to be and act in the stead of God who vicariously transfer his being to us, in place of us (be in the stead of God to Pharaoh); such was the instruction given to Moses and is expected of those who follow Christ, who happens to be the way for this to happen with us.
In the particular instance where Jesus said never again will men eat fruit form the fig tree, and the disciples noticed the tree was dried up from the root later that day, Jesus told them to have the faith of God (the God kind of Faith) by which they could do that also. This instruction is to us as where God told Moses to go to Pharaoh and be God to Pharaoh. Jesus did things that he expected his disciples to likewise do, but observed that they struggled, or simply failed in the attempt. The faith of God allows those who hold it to do the things that God does. On many occasions the disciples tried to do what Jesus did and couldn’t; they would watch Jesus do things and marveled saying: what manner of man is this? Everyone has faith; faith in all kinds of things, and about all kinds of things.
Have the faith of God. You just have to know that here is something different about the way these words are assembled. God doesn’t need faith. Faith is what is required for you to take action based on the thing that is not there presently, till the thing that is not there comes. Once it comes you don’t need that faith anymore; but God is always coming to us for our life, like the blood flowing through our veins so we will always need the God kind of faith. This is not to get the things of God but to receive God himself. By this faith, it is not blood, but the Spirit of God that flows through our spirit, and he is not distinguishable from our spirit anymore than this part of the water is distinguished from that part of the water or air from air.
Faith is what is required to deal with unknown quantities, but where nothing is unknown to God, God will never be needing to have faith. Why then is it called the faith of God? It is the conundrum that has plagued people who listen to any man instead of the Spirit of Truth when they read the word. People often read the scripture with preconceptions about what is written. These preconceptions are established in their minds by what has been told them by men. By these things that’s been told to us by men, we are necessarily prejudiced when we read, because these things that were told to us about the thoughts in the Bile, they impose themselves as a false the meaning upon and over what we read of the words that is before us. The traditions and rudiments of man makes void the power of God who is Christ, but by the faith of God we affirm ourselves in Christ the power of God to deliver, and all things are possible unto us.
SOWING THE MEASURE OF GOD
EYE OF GOD: For Guidance
GOD: Man’s Final Frontier….Where No Man Has Gone Before.
WANTED: Dead But Alive
THE HEAVENS DECLARE
THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU
THE POWER OF GOD: Jesus
CONFLAGRATION: Starting To Believe…Transformation cont’d
AGE OF INCREDULITY
GOD’S OFFSPRING: A New Creature
THE GIFT OF GOD: Just Say’N Sow It