If broken structures are not restored, they loose the original context of their intended use and take on meanings in an entirely different context. In such a case one man’s junk or displeasure becomes another man’s treasure or delight. God says where his heritage in the earth is broken, and not restored, it takes on an entirely different contextual meaning and used for other purposes. Jesus warned us saying:
If broken structures are not restored, they loose the original context of their intended use and take on meanings in an entirely different context. In such a case one man’s junk or displeasure becomes another man’s treasure or delight. God says where his heritage in the earth is broken, and not restored, it takes on an entirely different contextual meaning and used for other purposes.
If you’ve never been Jesus Christ before, it’s not like an amnesia patient whose memories are going to slowly come back. You’ve never been there nor done that; so it’s not going to be something remembered like riding a bike after many years out of practice. You are going to look in the word and see who Jesus is and aspire to be all of what he is in word and works, minus all of what you were. We are called to obtain the glory of Jesus and grow up into him in all things. You look in the word, compare what you see with what you are and seek our Father’s intervention to get you to become in the flesh what you see in the word as Jesus. For thousands we’ve been seeing the ghastly disparity between the Jesus that’s in the word and the one we call ourselves and have come to accept that as the de facto status our state of reality. No one questions it. It’s as bizarre as seeing a cadaver that’s part dead and part alive. Maybe that’s why nobody does the works of Jesus anymore…..we are all zombies!
Mirror, Mirror in the word; who is the biggest fool of them all: pagan, skeptic, believer, pantheist, agnostic, atheist? The biggest fool of all is that man who looks in the word mirror sees himself in Jesus the word….walks away and forgets that he is Jesus. He is the biggest fool because he has deceived himself. We all start out as some kind of skeptic or pagan and should become Jesus by faith when we hear and do the word, but if we hear and do not do the word we may run the entire spectrum and never find the truth: pagan, skeptic, believer, pantheist, agnostic, atheist.
If you believe what you hear in the secular press and in the various reports from the halls academia, God is actually not in league with his own creation, but science is always dropping the scoop on God—surprising him at every turn. The fact is that long before man stumbled upon the phenomenon of atoms, they were there, electricity was there for him to discover long before man came around to it. Whether in expressions of exousia, or dunamis: all power is of God, and without him is nothing at all period.
Things that are the chief of the ways of God are the things of exquisite irresistible delight, beauty, glory, and splendor in this world. They hold people captive to the world because those things are only parts of the ways of God, but the people who are captivated by them, have made them the whole of the ways of God to them, so those things wind up becoming a as a god to them. In and of themselves these things are not evil, but when removed from the context of the fullness of God where they derive meaning, they become evil. Like an exquisite gem that some adventurer goes and pulls out of it’s setting in an exotic temple and removing it the whole building begins to crumble around them.
and set the world in his heart that men by searching can find nothing of this world that is the perfection of beauty.
What Christians do with the power of God that is abounding to them for the reconciliation of
In the body of Christ there are two different camps sheep and goats, and they have different skill sets: one in the spirit and the other in the flesh. Doing the works of our flesh, instead of doing the works of Jesus in the flesh are two very different things. Christians are called Christians…not Paulinthians. We are called to be Jesus, not Paul. Paul himself said he had not yet attained that for which I had been called; I am a work in progress in other words, but let the one that is perfect have this mind: let him press toward perfection....let him lean toward perfection; thorns are not perfect. The circumstances of Paul’s thorn does not damn the rest of Christianity to thorns.
People are always giving God a bad rap for all the evil that goes on in the world. If we are going to blame God we sould be willing to share in the blame as well because he says that whatever he could do he has made it possible for we who believe in him to do it as well. Job 22:30 says, if you acquaint yourself with the Lord you shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of thine hands. You shall decree a thing and it shall come to pass. We have Jesus who in the beginning was the word, and was made flesh. Herod thought he was John Baptist come back to life and others thought he was Elijah because of the mighty works that showed forth themselves in him and according to Jesus those works are to show forth themselves in us as well. Today however instead of showing forth those works, Christians do works of altruistic humanism that atheists can do by simple human efforts. Nothing of the works Jesus did could be accomplished in that way, which is a damning revelation on the stater of Christian faith in the Western church culture. Is it an exaggeration where Jesus asks: will I find faith on earth when I return, and he is soon to return so the question is answered in the negative today.
With currency, change is bad when you come up short on the count. A cashier may wind up taking a loss, or another unhappy customer back to the establishment for justice. Once in a while the winds of fortune blows and you come up with a surplus, but being only change, it’s not something you’re going to likely write home about. In the other context of change, it is bad when there is a new pattern in the way things are done, and that new pattern has a net negative effect when overall results are considered.
Where the rubber meets the road people don’t want to take their chances on God, so they wind up trusting in themselves. God invites us to walk in his works…to do the kind of works that he does on the credit of Jesus which requires him to get involved in carrying out such works, but the kind of works that we have come to get used to walking in is altruistic humanism that Atheists easily can do by human efforts alone without the power of God. When we leave the power of God out of the works that we do, we leave Jesus out of those works; he doesn’t have get involved. God’s work actually requires the power of God, and the power of God is Jesus.
The word of God is a mirror for us. Jesus is seen in the beginning as the word of God who later became flesh. When we look in the word we are supposed to see Jesus and then make necessary adjustment through the grace of God supplied to us so that we are the word of God in the flesh…Jesus in the flesh. If any man looks in the word, sees Jesus as himself; the way that man ought to be, then walks away and forgets what manner of man he is: that man has deceived himself. Whenever we forget that we are Jesus, we have deceived ourselves.
Herod thought that Jesus was John Baptist come back from the dead and that’s why mighty works were done by the hand of Jesus. When the world sees us they should get the impression that we are Jesus Christ come back from the dead accounting for the mighty works done by our hands according the exceeding greatness of the mighty power of God that is with us when we raise the dead and do all the other works of Jesus that he told us to do.
All the dead that are to be raised back to life in the great resurrection, are distinctly different from the dead that God has ordered to be raised back to life at our hands by Jesus walking with us as our life and the power of God to do these things as a clear beacon signal of his approaching kingdom which is hinted of by such works that are done by our hands through Christ who strengthens us to do it. Justice delayed is justice denied; so is delaying the power of God to be demonstrated for this generation, and putting it off for some after life world to come a denial of the power of God.
The terribleness of the law was set in place to waken us to the majesty of what God is calling us to, and the terror and unworthiness that it awakens in us can only be overcome by the spirit of boldness that comes with the spirit of sons that we receive so we can actually relate to God affectionately as ABBA Father….free of that fear raised by the terribleness of the law. It is such an instrument that God did set in place to guard against fallen man’s way back into the garden of Eden. The word is spirit/angel, and is a sword and often compared to fire, a flaming sword. This is why the scripture urges us to do what the word of God says: because of the "angels" showing to us by message the mind of God. This is how God has hidden his glory, kept by the schoolmaster of the law till the spirit of Sons is received by those who are sons and daughters...God created the male and female image of himself, but is the same God.
The “works of God” that Jesus told us to do are the works of God because they are accomplished by the demonstration of the spirit and power of God; works of altruistic humanism that Atheists do are accomplished under man’s steam, and are different. For clarity simply reference the mighty works of Jesus in his 3 years of ministry, which is what God is asking us to continue forasmuch as Jesus’ life is continued in us. Saul lost his kingdom when he received clear instructions about what to do about the Amalekite who tried to ambush Israel as they left Egyptian bondage to find refuge in a new home. In spite of the fact that Saul knew what the clear instructions given him were, he modified it to be more consistent with what was obviously more reasonable. Today Pastors knew exactly what Jesus did in ministry, and know also that Jesus told us to duplicate those work of God, but we have changed it to be more consistent with what is obviously more reasonably altruistic humanism that atheists can do as well without the power of God displayed as a witness for men to see. Regardless if the world believes or not, they should have the benefit of that witness of God's works to consider. These signs are to follow us as the credentials of our faith, and as a sampling of the powers of the world to come in the kingdom of God that is near to them.....at the very threshold of breaking forth upon this world. That kingdom is in power not word.
When Jesus’ disciples saw him in action they looked at each other and asked: what manner of man is this? Well he’s the manner of man that God had in mind for us when he thought of the concept of “man”. The trinity then looked to each other and said, let us make man after our kind, and in our likeness, in our image and let them have dominion over all of the works of God. So God made Adam and told him to have dominion over all the works of his hands. Adam failed, so God became man and passed the torch along to his disciples whom he told to go into all the world and make disciples of men that are as their master or (just like you disciples whom I’ve trained to be just like I am).
Atheism is Christianity with a bad case of indigestion. They (the clergy) cross land and sea to make one convert twice the child of hell as they are. This warning that Jesus gave to the leaders of the church saying that when they do not enter into the kingdom of God, or (when they fail to live up to type of ministry that he an his 12 trained disciples demonstrated and then passed along to them to continue doing), is that they would instead produce disciples that would be twice the child of hell as they for not obeying him. Today you look across the globe and what you see is a stunning fulfillment of that warning. For the better part of the last 1000 years the church has been producing some of fiercest most outspoken Atheists in history. Like Darwin, they all come from within the chruch, and are twice as smart, know the bible better than most of the clergy, and are exceeding vexed and bitter because of what they see as gross incompetence in them.
BY FAITH IN CHRIST…Old things are passed away, and all things are become a new creation in you. Whoever now lives in you therefore, is not you anymore, but it is God…God is God and he is in you; because you being old are passed away. Having passed away, you are dead, yet now you are living as Christ, and Christ is God.
Psalm 39:4-9—LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. 5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. 6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them. 7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee. 8 Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish. 9 I was dumb , I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.
It isn’t possible for the eye to see what the mind isn’t prepared to conceive. Without the mind to see; the eye may very well look, but not recognize it. Ever drive right through a red light before, and then thought….OMG! Well you did see the red light, you just did not recognize it at the time; your mind was otherwise occupied. God says eye has not seen, not ears heard, not heart understood the things that he has prepared for the ways and the thoughts of the new man that we are supposed to be in Christ, because the mind of Christ had not yet given to men.
Ever blew through a traffic light without seeing it? We've been doing something similar in ministry for almost 2000 years.
Though God’s glory faded in Adam, it is returned unto us in Christ Jesus. Man has no glory to begin with, but he is supposed to wind up obtaining the glory of God in Christ Jesus, for man is the visible image and glory of the invisible God. It’s like getting someone’s credit card to go and do stuff with it…..do stuff or buy stuff with it. Well the glory of God goes where God is. If God comes to man well guess where the glory goes. Somehow we seem to think it is possible that God is going to come to man but not his glory; that glory is going to stay somewhere else cause the glory of God is more important than God himself. It’s the one thing from a kid I’ve heard preachers harp on. God will never give his glory to man.