John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."







Wednesday, August 24, 2016

28th lesson = God's Purpose in loving the Human Being

JESUS, THE BRIDEGROOM WILL COME FOR HIS BRIDE.

The Purpose To Be Lived When Jesus Returns For His Bride; is the Highlight of it all. Praise God the Almighty One. Unto Him be all the Glory! Hallelujah.


"In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am" John 14:2-3. And in John 16 verse 7 he says: “But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.”  Jesus was in each stage preparing his disciples and apostles for them to have the whole understanding of what He, Jesus was preparing for the Church; the body of Christ. He told them that in heaven there were many rooms in His Father’s house. And he makes it very clear, if it were not so, I would have told you. Jesus did not hide the truth from his disciples. He said, I will go to prepare a place, and I will come back. And He also says that it is good for Him to go, in order to send the Counselor.  We have another passage that explains it as well that Jesus will come back for us, to pick us up, and we find this in Matthew 25:1-13.

 
One day Jesus taught the Parable of the Ten Virgins. Five of them had oil and five were without oil. The oil in this parable indicates the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. God desires to see the Church of Jesus Christ full of oil, that is, full of the Holy Spirit awaiting for the coming of the Messiah; to take the church to the eternal home over there in glory. Jesus teaches that He came back for the lost sheep and he compares us with a sheep that are lost. Every person who receives Jesus as Lord and Savior of his life, receives the seal of the Holy Spirit.

·         "And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession--to the praise of his glory"- Eph. 1:13-14.
·          "Now it is God who makes both you and I to stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and puts His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come" 2 Corinthians 1:21-22.
·         "And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption" - Eph.4: 30.


If, we analyze these texts in conjunction, Jesus was teaching another parable of the kingdom of heaven saying: "At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom" Mt 25:1. The Bible teaches us that Jesus, the Lamb of God is come for His chosen ones. Jesus himself said that he would prepare a place for us and that he would return to come back and take us with Him into heaven. Jesus came to save us, He justified us before his Father, and he seals us with his the Holy Spirit; so that on the day when He comes to take his bride, he will proceed as he said in the parable of the ten virgins. Those who are sealed with the seal of the Spirit of God will be taken with him into glory; to live with Him forever. If, in someplace and at some circumstance there is a purpose to be lived; that for sure is this one: To be sealed with the Holy Spirit and expectantly waiting for the Bridegroom, the Lamb of God who is to come and take us home. That is what the rapture is, Jesus coming to pick up His bride with Him; into to heaven. We read in the parable of the ten virgins that Jesus explains that there are those who wait upon God. But, the ones without oil are not prepare with their lamps, and they will be shut out. Whoever is not in God, will not be taken up together with Him. Remember when Jesus said either you are for me or you are against me? Either you gather with Jesus or you spoil? The people who are sealed with the Holy Spirit and are awaiting His coming are the ones that gather with Him and are for Him. The ones without the Holy Spirit according to Scriptures are the ones who are not with Him, and that spoil.


There are only two kingdoms in the spiritual world, one that is with Jesus and the other one that is against Him.  The five virgins that had oil, are the people who are sealed with the Holy Spirit of God and are for Him. These five represent the Church of Christ; those who make up the body of Christ. The ones without oil are the ones against Him, and do not have the seal of the Holy Spirit. As mentioned and quoted the Scripture earlier: We are also included in Christ when we hear the word of truth, the gospel of God’s salvation. Having believed, we were sealed in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit; who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession--to the praise of his glory. This is how we read it in Eph. 1:13-14.


The Bible says also: it is God who makes both of us; you and I to stand firm in Christ. Is it not beautiful to know that God is the one who makes us stand firm in Christ? For me this is so encouraging. I do not need to guarantee that I will be able to stand firm on my own effort. Praise God for this is so wonderful. God anointed us, and He set his seal of ownership on us, and He put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. Whenever the devil wants to deceive us saying, you know that is all a lie, you are not really belonging to God; how can you be sure, and prove it? We are also told not to grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom we were sealed for the day of redemption. If one believes the lies of the deceiving one, certainly we would be grieving with this the Holy Spirit. God provides everything we need, but we need to take this seriously. Now there are many people who believe that God is unfair to say that those who have no oil have more chance to correct themselves. Look at how God is wonderful, and even for those who think so, God also thought of you. Let's look at chapter 15 of Luke's Gospel here.


Lk. 15: 4-7 "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.' I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” For all the sheep who are lost, it was for this purpose that the shepherd came to this earth to give His life as an offering on the cross of Calvary; to those who are lost and dead in their trespasses and sins. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” - Jo.10:10. Jesus came to give abundant life to the lost sheep. It is available to everyone; we only need to receive Him and the salvation He offers.


Mt 18:10-11 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost". Jesus watches over us, all of us that are His sheep; He came to save what was lost, and that is the HUMAN BEING.

Paul writes to the Ephesians saying: " As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient" , Ef.2 :1-2. The ruler of the kingdom of the air is the antichrist, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient; the one that is against Jesus. God wants us to know this fact that we may receive the knowledge that He provided a way to redeem every Human Being; so that we can be with Him and rejoice with Him for all eternity. You know how he found the sheep that was lost? Jesus finds them by going after the five virgins who still have no oil in their lamps. The five without oil represent the people who have not received Jesus into their lives yet. Jesus came to this world as a human being to be able to take our pain and sorrows, our grief and guilt that was set forth against us.

The purpose to be lived is to seize the opportunity, as the Supreme Pastor of the Sheep Jesus comes after us; welcoming Him so that we can become part of those who will be able to enjoy eternal glory with our God. Jesus found us and He came to meet with us to be able to reconcile us with Him.


In the Lord's Service 

I greet you in His Love

Antonina Penner. Th. M.

Missionary 

 

ISBN- 978-0-9881063-1-4 

Copyright 2012/11/26 by: “Ministério Visão de Águias”. 

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Monday, July 4, 2016

27th lesson = God's Purpose in loving the Human Being

To fulfill the Commandment of Jesus.


Matthew 28:19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

      In order to fulfill the purpose to be lived in the Holy Spirit, we must carry out with the commandment Jesus gave us. "Go and make disciples". God has equipped us with everything on this earth so we can finish the Mission together with Him, which He had outlined. Jesus died so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but be saved. Faith comes by hearing, hearing the Word of God. The Apostle Paul begins to reason in his letter on this issue, and he says: “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” Rom. 10:14. Paul seeks to teach to the new believers in the Church in Rome, the Gospel of Christ, and in this letter he describes this thought in Chapter 10.

      In verses 13-18 we read that Paul asked a series of questions and here we will analyze the context. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. And by teaching it to them, he seeks to analyze the entire aspect of it all. But Paul also understood that not everyone had the knowledge that Jesus came to die for us, this was the reason why Jesus trained his disciples that they would proclaim it to every creature.

 An announcement is made in order to bring it to the attention of the people you want it to become known. Jesus wanted everyone to come to this knowledge that He came to save human being which was lost; that is, every human being as he is born is fallen from the grace of God, as result of the fact that Adam and Eve had eaten of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil.
 And this is why he starts to reason this way in these verses: How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? Not every
person has the knowledge who Jesus is. Not, everyone receives the information about the fact that there is a loving God who cares for His people. And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? If a person never was told about Jesus, how will he believe in something he does not know? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Paul knows that many people have never heard of Jesus, and therefore have no way of believing. A person will only take up a task of this size if he was commanded to do so.
 Vs. 16 = But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?”
 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. God knows that the person will believe if they hear about it.
 Vs. 18: But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did: “Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”

The purpose to be lived in being full of the Holy Spirit is to be able to fulfill with the: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations”. Jesus sent all his children, the disciples and all believe in Him to proclaim the good news of our God. God sent the Holy Spirit, the Comforter to empower each one of us to obey the commission by Jesus, the Savior of the world. And Jesus gives us the gifts of the Holy Spirit, these gifts are supernatural abilities that we received to do the work entrusted to us. We were sent by Jesus, and we can preach the Word for empowerment of the Holy Spirit.

Collins Dictionary says that: A commission is a group of people who have been appointed to find out about something or to control something.
God has given us everything we need so we can go and do exactly what He has commanded us to do. To the Corinthians Paul also clarifies this by saying: "All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines" 1 Cor. 12:11. It is one and the same Spirit, who performs all things, distributing these gifts to every child of God as He pleases, and to each person individually. When he says that He does as he pleases giving each one individually, it certainly indicates that not all receive the same gift.

It is not our intention here to discuss the fact that some believe that everyone gets a certain gift. The Scripture tells us that He, the Spirit does as He pleases. If at the time of Pentecost He pleased to give everyone, He is entitled to do so. If, today he works in different ways, which is his right. It belongs to Him the authority to act as he pleases. But we can be sure that He equips each of us with the gift that we need to do the work that He has entrusted us with. We do not need to convince anyone to believe in God; the Holy Spirits convinces the human of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment to come. You and I have the task of proclaiming the good news, the gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. Observe well, Jesus did not do the work of the Holy Spirit, the two worked in harmony. Jesus never did anything without first talking to your Father in Heaven. And to do the work that Jesus did as He had gifts and performed miracles; He said that just as the Father sent him, He sends us.

And He sends the Holy Spirit to enable us to do so. In the whole world wherever there is a soul that has the Holy Spirit in him, the Church of Christ is present there. God wants all to be saved, and He desires that his children go unto the whole world to proclaim the good news of salvation. If the children of God proclaim salvation in Christ they will hear, and they will believe. And the voice of the saved will go out through all the earth, which is God's promise; until the end of the world as Paul says.



 In the Lord's Service 

I greet you in His Love

Antonina Penner. Th. M.

Missionary

 

ISBN- 978-0-9881063-1-4

 

Copyright 2012/11/26 by: “Ministério Visão de Águias”.

 

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

26th lesson = God's Purpose in loving the Human Being

 
 
 

The purpose to be lived in Pentecost.

After Calvary when Jesus was resurrected, he is no longer in the tomb and yes, he is live. It is beautiful and wonderful to know that Jesus did not stay on earth, for this he had told his disciples that the kernel must die, but would not remain alone. Jesus was raised and after that he was ascended to heaven, and sent us the Comforter that He has promised us. He said he would produce much fruit. The fruit that He produced was a lot of eternal life to all who accept the price He paid for us. One day Jesus had told the disciples that He would send another Comforter like Him to be with us. Jesus said that He had to go to the Father to send another Comforter.
In Jn. 14:16 says: "And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever--." The Holy Spirit is with us forever, this is a very high purpose to be lived, for God to dwell within us forever. The Holy Spirit came to dwell in us is another stage of life with a purpose that God has for us. God does not leave us orphans, He comes and makes a living in us. Here we do not want to debate how to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, but the purpose to be lived this fact. You see Jesus had said that the Church would do the same works that He did and in Jo. 14:12, for this to happen, he had to come to dwell even greater in us.
Let me ask you something. Have You given our wonderful God room to have the opportunity to live the purpose He has here on earth through you? Or is your "I" seated on the throne of your life and Jesus cannot use you? God is aware of the fact that Satan will do everything possible to ruin what God does in us and through us. For this reason God comes and dwells in the human to be in Him and protect him from the attack of the enemy.
For this reason God comes and dwells in human beings in order to be able to be in them and protect them from attack of the enemy. Just as satan tried to destroy the human being the first time, he will try to do this always. us. God had a very high purpose in coming to dwell within us. With God living within us it becomes impossible that evil will be able to harm us. The Bible says that evil cannot touch us. - "We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him" - 1 Jn. 5:18 Once we are born of God, the devil cannot touch us anymore. We are kept in the palm of our God. God saves us, this is the purpose that is to be lived, we are saved by God himself. "See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me" - Isaiah 49:16.
 
Therefore, God then sends the Spirit of Truth to dwell in us while we walk here on earth. In this way, God can use us as He used Jesus to continue the good work that He started. Jesus promised to send the Comforter. “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever-” John 14:16. Jesus had given them every instruction as they should wait in Jerusalem until they were endued and filled with the Holy Spirit from above. The day of Pentecost came, and you can read it in Acts 2. God sends the Holy Spirit to the Church of Jesus here on earth. He came down and filled them all, and he fills all who believe the promises as we seek God's Word. Every child of God by seeking His presence receives Him. The purpose to be lived in this factor is the fact that with God Himself living in us that makes us God's Family. We are one with Him as Jesus prayed before He was crucified. Jesus wanted us to be one with Him as He was one with the Father Jesus made a point of declaring all here in his earthly life that was necessary to constitute that his purpose in us.
John describes in the priestly prayer of Jesus in chapter 17. Vs 18-23 tells us the following:
18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.
Jesus Prays for All Believers
19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
20 "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,
21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one:
23 I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
Have you ever meditated on on the fact how precious it is to be sent by Jesus as the Father sent him? Jesus, the human being, sanctifies himself according to verse 19, here on earth so that he could sanctify us in the truth. Then he goes on saying that his prayers are not only for them but for those who will believe in Him through their message; that is You and I, as well. Check out the verses above taht we just quoted.
 
Both you and I by believing in Jesus, we receive Him as Lord and Savior of our lives, because we believe in the Word by the fact that we hear and believe in Him. This blessing has reached us also, and will reach many more. Jesus wants to reach every human being for this He asked His Father, He wants us to be one as He was with the Father, and the Father was in him. And Jesus wants all of us who form the Church of Jesus here on earth be one with Jesus and God the Father, so that the world may believe that God the Father sent Jesus to this Mission.
Here on earth we can prove by DNA if a person is our child and with the birth certificate. You and I can prove that we are children of God, when the DNA of our God is in us. I call this the DNA of God here, to understand what I want to say. Jesus gave us the glory which the Father gave to Him, that we are all one. Just as He and the Father are one. This is what I call the DNA of God, this proves that we are children of God. When Jesus comes into our life, we become one again with God, and this oneness is what it is all about. The Bible says that when we are in God, the evil cannot touch us anymore. We are safe indeed. The Holy Spirit dwells only within the children of the True and Living God.
This is concrete proof that we are of God when He sends us his Spirit to dwell in us; and this is a very high purpose to be lived here on this earth. This was the purpose to be lived through Pentecost, and I believe that God gives each of us a wonderful experience; when we are filled with the Holy Spirit. Some experience many emotions at this time and others do not, actually it also depends on our temperaments that we have in us. Each and every one of us has a different personality and we react and co act uniquely in our own way. God also interacts with us in a specific way. The Holy Spirit is a respecter of Person; therefore your experience will be in such a way that will fulfill you spiritually to fullest. There are people in order to feel the presence of God everything needs to be quiet and peaceful, others like lots of noise and exteriorization in a loud voice, praising Hallelujah. God made us unique and perfect. No two people are exactly alike here on earth. And the utterance and the manifestation of the Holy Spirit in us is not the same in all people.
The Holy Spirit gives us spiritual gifts to work here on earth, so we can complete the work that Jesus began. Jesus died for all who would believe in Him might have life. One day as the Apostle was talking about this, he began to question about it, let us read about it in the passage. “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ” Rom. 10:17. The Apostle Paul was trying to debate how the people could get saved if they did not believe, and how they could receive salvation if they did not know Christ. Faith comes by hearing the message of Christ, and this is one of the gifts the Holy Spirit gives to the believers; the gift of preaching the Gospel of Jesus.
 
A person can only believe if he hears about the love that God has for him. This is one reason why we are dedicating our time to write this book so that you can know God's Word in your heart as you read it. The Bible says that God speaks to us in many ways and recently spoke by his Son. “In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe”  - Heb. 1:1-2.
 
Jesus sent his disciples to go and preach, announcing to every creature about his love and that Jesus came to save that what was lost. For this, the Holy Spirit descended to enable us to go and fulfill this mandate. The Holy Spirit gives us spiritual gifts so we can do the work He has entrusted to us. The Dictionary says that: When someone is mandated to carry out a particular policy or task, they are given the official authority to do it. (FORMAL). Jesus gave all those that believe in Him, the authority to go and preach the Gospel in His Name. Both you and I do not think we need to do this all on our own effort. God provided everything for us; this is the purpose to be lived in Pentecost. You and I are part of it as well; the same anointing and fulfilling the disciples received, we receive it as well. We are part of the Body of Christ; the Church of Christ here on Earth. God chose us to go and seek what was lost, so that they too can know Jesus, He also equips us with everything we need. Being the dwelling place of the Most High, and having gifts coming from Him, to use for the sake of Evangelisation of the lost is the purpose to be lived in Pentecost. I do not have conditions to understand how God comes and makes in us His dwelling place after the we turned our back on Him; He chooses us, loves us, saves us, heals us, cleanses us, purifies us, and makes us his ambassadors here on earth, to represent Him and his Kingdom. You and I are ambassadors of Christ here on earth.
 
The Church of Jesus represents the Kingdom of God here on earth, so that people see God in us, because he literally lives in us. When the Bible says God recently spoke to us through his Son, the Son says to us: "As the Father has sent me, I send you." You and I need to be filled with the Holy Spirit so that we can carry out all that He has sent us to do because we are not able to do everything on our own qualification.
 
 
 In the Lord's Service 

I greet you in His Love

Antonina Penner. Th. M.

Missionary

 

ISBN- 978-0-9881063-1-4

 

Copyright 2012/11/26 by: “Ministério Visão de Águias”.

 

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storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.

 

 

Rev. Billy Graham