Monday, June 10, 2013

Introduction To The Gospel That Belongs To Christ - Part 5

Dearly Beloved,

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!

Powers FROM God have been employed over generations but we presently witness less of it today because God’s emphasis is now on the latter, i.e. the power OF God, which is hidden in the Gospel and packaged to enable the true church to corporately know and truly express him (Heb. 1:3).

-          It may interest you to know that what was employed in creating the heavens (i.e. God’s office) and earth (i.e. God’s footstool) was Powers from God, and even though it has been the goal of generations of believers, it is destined to pass away (Isa. 34:4; 66:2a/Heb.1:10-11/2Pet. 3:12) because it is was made by HIS HAND and not HIS FACE!

-          Powers from God has what healed the outward man (i.e. the body), and we saw this all through the Old Testament, while this still remains a CARNAL ASPECT OF MINISTRY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT. Yes carnal, because such does not limit the reign of fallen spirits, neither can it address the sin and death problem of the soul nor cause it to become an abode for God.
   Powers from God has been manifested through divers gifts of the Spirit (1Cor. 12:4-9) from the Old Testament era (except the gift of tongues and interpretation) till date, but it would take the Power of God to download into our souls, the gift of the world to come which is eternal life (Rom. 6:23)
-          Powers from God can produce purposeful material prosperity, raise the dead (though such would always die again), feed multitudes in the wilderness and it has been primarily operated by angels (as custodians of the present creation) and secondarily man, BUT:


Rom. 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation (i.e. to save) to every one that believeth
(i.e. it is a divine/eternal and glorious power that saves those that have started Believing in the Lord but need to end up Knowing The Lord)

2.    Adam was called to seek the Power OF God and not even powers FROM God which subsequent generations partook of. He was called to seek the Power of God packaged in the tree of Life. The New Testament church is likewise called to seek the power of God in the tree of life called Christ
3.    Man would not need power FROM God in the world to come because what would be in full operation then would be THE POWER OF GOD. POWERS FROM GOD WOULD EXPIRE WITH THIS PRESENT CREATION!

The manifestations of powers from God is therefore only an interim provision of his hands, available since the Old Testament era, operated primarily by angels and secondarily by man and can only carnally advertise the actual power of God! Powers from God is therefore not the thrust of the actual gospel of God or Christ. THE GOSPEL OF GOD IS ETERNALLY SUPERIOR TO AND DIFFERENT FROM EVERY OTHER POWER FROM GOD

If the power of God acts upon the laptop I am using to detail this inspired thought, it would become indestructible by anything on earth or the present heavens. It would survive the fire that would dissolve the present heavens (2Pet. 3:7) and also make it to the world to come victoriously! Why? BECAUSE WHAT SOEVER IS BORN OF GOD OVERCOMES (IS SUPERIOR TO) THE WORLD – 1Jn. 5:4

1Jn. 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith {i.e. the faith revealed in the New Testament, which is the faith of the Son and of God’s elect (Tit. 1:1) is that which has been born of God and therefore superior to this world/Satan}

The power of God has acted upon and birthed my human spirit into the divine nature at new birth and made it immune to death. If the ongoing exposure to the power of God via the revelations of the gospel can successfully act upon and birth my soul, then my soul can then come into fulfillment of Rev. 3:21, i.e. it would sit like my spirit is seated in Eph. 2:6.
If before the ministry of the last trump (1Cor. 15:52/1Thes. 4:16), the power of God can pierce my body as much as or beyond the degree to which it did to apostles like Paul, then it can have sin and death for breakfast and it would need no obituary and would summon the close of this age!

Such was the power that raised Jesus from the dead. Such is the power meant to gradually introduce resurrection power to our soul (i.e. raise our souls and make it compatible with the throne = Phil. 3:10-11/21). Such is what the Gospel of Christ has primarily come to offer man (Eph. 1:3/Heb. 6:4-5), not what we have seen as the essence of faith i.e. deliverance, prosperity, healing, new birth, baptisms (Heb. 6:1-2) e.t.c

Of both creations (i.e. man and angels), angels are greater in the present old creation which must expire via the receiving of NEW THINGS, BETTER THINGS, THINGS TO COME, THINGS OF THE NEW WORLD/CREATION (Jn. 16:13/Heb. 9:11/Rev 21:5b). But because of ‘unlimited’ access to the POWERS FROM GOD, Angels are the owners of this present passing creation who operated the old covenant. But glory be unto God who through THE POWER OF GOD has called Man to mysteriously own and operate The New Testament, The World To Come!

Though the obituary of most men bear the headline ‘Call To Glory’, God is not actually expecting any believer in heaven, who has not been born again-again (i.e. 1Pet. 1:23- the birth of the soul = Jn. 3:5) by the power OF God. He wants us to Finish Our Course (2Tim. 4:7) before we get to heaven. Believers or ministers who show up there contrary to this expectation and hasn’t overcome the sin program would hear ‘Depart from me, oh ye that work iniquity’. Our sin problem can only be addressed by The Power of God which has been kept in the Gospel (Rom. 1:16), and the key to this is fetching spiritual eyes through the epistles so we can ultimately understand the parables of Jesus. Selah!

Due to the shallowness of our hearts, we have only embraced the former (powers FROM God) but have closed our hearts to the latter (the Power OF God). Moses wasn’t satisfied with the former (like not a few ministers are today) and desired the latter, which couldn’t be given to him due to the testament he belonged to (Heb. 11:39-40). Bless You!