The principles of the doctrine of Christ enunciated in Hebrews 6 vs. 1-2 were familiar to Jesus even those who were not believers and the writer of this epistle is obviously by the lack of spiritual progress of Jewish believers.
I found grace to fetch a burden last week after weighing the great disparity between that which the natural estate of the eye/mind of a believer has been accustomed to as a norm in Christianity and that which only the Eyes Of The Our Heart (if accessed/exercised) would appraise as being at variance with God's eternal Counsel on The Wisdom Ordained for His Church.
An elderly minister, whom I highly respect, once caught my attention by paraphrasing Galatians 6:3 as follows, “For if a man think himself to be SOMEBODY, when he is NOBODY, he deceives himself”.
It may interest you to note that we all inherited a cancerous sinful nature through the decision of the first Adam not to become SOMEBODY before God. Adam missed out in degrees of glorification that our Lord Jesus later came into by “foolishly” hearkening to all of God’s commandment to him, which could be summarized thus, “become the best of NOBODY before the world!”
It may interest you to know that the first owner and the first being to preach the gospel was God (Rom. 1:1) and His first audience was Adam (Gen. 2:16-17). Unfortunately, the same disobedience that has become a norm today was what limited Adam from experiencing the divine life/eternal power of God’s Gospel which was packaged in the tree of life (Gen. 2:9c/Jn. 6:53/Rev. 22:2).
It may interest you to know that what inspired my periodic writing some 6 years ago was a burden I caught when I saw how via ministrations that crept into churches, “gold” was being substituted for “brass” (2 Chro. 9-10) and how this was limiting the Lord from blessing believers with Himself; with His riches (Eph. 1:3).
There are POWERS FROM GOD and there is THE POWER OF GOD,but extremely few believers till date have understood this as the Lord desires, and perhaps I am chief of them!
One of such verses that we can read religiously for decades is Matt. 16:16-18. In fact, It Is Hard not to Read Matt. 16:16-18 Religiously! The following article is an attempt to shed light on this weighty and blessed verse.
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full
Prophet Isaiah once described the make-up of any man that has not been programmed by the knowledge that God downloaded into Christ as flesh (Isa. 40:6/Gen. 6:3). Apostle James and Peter could not but equate the constitution of such earthly men with that of the flower of the field that gradually withers by the day (Jam. 1:10/1Pet. 1:24).