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).
How can men be persuaded, that before God, none of the following specie of men qualify as “powerful men”: someone that can employ all the graduates in his country, someone that can raise all the dead men in a mortuary, someone that can exert the influence of an occupied office over an entire nation? Where did that alien thought emanate from? From above or from beneath? Jn. 3:31/8:23.
There are many reasons why we nod our heads in amazement of happenings around us, but there is only one of such we can share in common with the Lord Jesus; when we nod in response to the carnal/earthly state of the souls of believers. The answer to the following question(s) can help us ascertain if a believer is earthly-minded (carnal) or truth-minded (spiritual):
I was greatly encouraged when a colleague at work summarized part 1 of this series by saying “it sought to encourage believers to Seek Things That Are OF GOD and not just Seek Things That Are FROM GOD as preeminent in the church today! I trust the Lord to hereby build on this analysis and subsequently pay homage to why Words From God contained in the bible is different from the Word of God
As glorious as angels are, it is not given to them to inherit THE DIVINE THINGS OF GOD, so when Lucifer lusted after it, he fell, sold his vision to angels of the first and second heaven and corrupted some thereby!
The Lord is calling for a new order of fellowship from sincere believers. Apostle Paul called it The Fellowship of His Son, which is deeper than what an average believer knows and calls ‘Fellowship’ because it has to do with a life that resides amidst the Godhead, which is rooted in A BEGINNING that was (i.e. Jn. 1:1) before THE BEGINNING of things created Gen. 1:1.