The Will of Abba Father – A Practical Application in Life It is VERY clear from the Scriptures that the Lord Jesus has purposed for us to KNOW His Perfect Will and to OBEY His Will - Amen JESUS our Saviour died to DELIVER us (free us) from our own carnal will and now the Lord Jesus daily leads us to DIE to self (me, myself and I) and live in daily OBEDIENCE to the divine Will of our heavenly Father! Galatians 2:20; John 12:24 and Matthew 7:21 We have been redeemed from the law but as Christians we are INSTRUCTED to OBEY the Will of God inside the Body of Christ - Amen The Perfect Plan and Purpose for your life is concealed within the Will of God 1. To receive Salvation of your soul To be saved from your sins and iniquities by the Blood Christ Jesus – Romans 10:8-13 To be Baptized in water to fulfil all righteousness – Matthew 3:15 To Love the Lord Jesus with all your heart, soul, mind and strength – Matthew 22:38-40 2. To be Baptized in the power of the Holy Spirit Receive the Baptism for anointed service unto seeking souls - 1 Corinthians 12 Acts 1-28 To Worship the Lord Jesus as your Lord and Saviour – Psalm 119 To Love your neighbour as yourself – Matthew 22:38-40 3. To be Added to the Body of Christ while here on earth To become an active ministering member – Acts 2:38-47 To Obey the Will of the Father inside the Body of Christ – Romans 12 To Weekly Participate in the four spiritual disciplines as recorded in His Word - Acts 2:42-47 To Grow in Holiness – 1 Thessalonians 4:3 To Serve one another in His Love – 1 Corinthians 13 To be Thankful in all things – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 To Meet Christ Jesus at the great wedding feast in heaven – 2 Peter 3:10 To Rule and Reign with Christ Jesus on earth for a thousand years – Revelations 1-21 To Spend Eternity with the Lord Jesus in Heaven! Revelations 22
4. To Mature in your measure of Faith To become voice activated in your God given Ministry as recorded in Ephesians 4:11-16 and 1 Corinthians 12 To Grow in the Image of Immanuel and manifest His fruit – Philippians 2 and 2 Corinthians 4:1-11 To be prepared for eternal life in heaven – Ephesians 1 – 6 To be Ready for the imminent rapture of the Bride of Christ into heaven – 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 and 1 Corinthians 15 5. To Become His ambassador in a wicked and perverse world As a Born Again teacher, truck driver, labourer, doctor or domestic worker – 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 To shine as a bright LIGHT in the midst of a wicked world and joyfully hold forth the Word of Life – Philippians 2:5-16 The Lord Jesus ORDAINED you to GO and bear fruit that must remain and to LOVE one another – John 15:1-17 To Declare His Word to the world – Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus saith unto him, I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. If ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also: and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him. John 14:6 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the Word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know the TRUTH, and that no lie is of the truth. 1 John 2:14-21 We know that ALL things work together for GOOD to them that Love GOD, to them who are CALLED according to His Purpose and His divine Will. Amen Romans 8:28
We only truly LOVE Christ Jesus when we OBEY His Will!
In Christ Jesus we come into the NEW THINGS that our heavenly Father has prepared for us in the Body of His Son 1. The Salvation of our soul – Romans 10:8-17 2. We are filled with the divine Spirit of Christ Jesus at our salvation – Romans 7:4 and Colossians 1:27 3. The wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit – Acts 1 and 2 4. We become the sons and saints of God Almighty – 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 5. The Lord ADD us into His precious Body on earth – Acts2:47 and Romans 12 6. The Lord Jesus divinely FEED His flock on green pastures beside still waters inside His Body on earth - Acts2v42 7. The Lord make us sit down weekly at His table of Salvation and continued consecration amongst our co-believers – 1 Corinthians 11:23-33 8. We HEAR Christ SPEAK AUDIBLY to us weekly INSIDE His Body on earth through the FIVE Gift ministries of the Ascended Christ Jesus – Hebrews 1:1-3 and Ephesians 4:1013 9. We receive the nine (9) Gifts of the Holy Spirit for His service unto co-believers and also to seeking souls – 1 Corinthians 12 10. The Lord God REVEAL His divine Will unto us INSIDE His Body and Christ Jesus empowers us to DO (Obey) His Will – Matthew 7:21-25 and 1 John 1-2 11. We are led by the Holy Spirit to SUBMIT and SURRENDER to The Word - Amen 12. We learn to sacrifice self and our own carnal desires and to WALK in his Way! 13. The Lord grants us new desires to live in Obedience to the Instructions of Christ 14. The Lord lead us into a consecrated, holy and blameless life – Philippians 2:15 15. We are empowered by Christ Jesus to become His shining lights amongst a wicked and perverse nation – Philippians 2:15-16 16. We are blessed with many revelations of His Word inside His Body – Ephesians 4 17. The Living Word teaches us to Believe and Obey the first principles of the doctrines of Christ Jesus – Hebrews 6 (Refer to the enclosed Rock foundation) 18. We mature in the Christian life and come to bearing MUCH fruit – John 15 19. We become LIKE Jesus, made of NO reputation, the humble servants of God 20. Our souls are made ALIVE in Christ as we eagerly await the imminent Rapture of the Bride of Christ – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 21. We live in VICTORY over sin and temptations – Luke 4:1-19 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His Will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the Beloved. Ephesians 1:5-6 In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein He hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself. Ephesians 1:7-9 That in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the Purpose of Christ who worketh ALL things after the counsel of His own Will (The Will of God). Ephesians 1:10-11
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the Will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:15-17 It is VERY CLEAR from the Scriptures that the Lord Jesus has purposed for us to KNOW His perfect Will and to OBEY His Will - Amen He that has My Instructions (ordinances) and OBEYS them, he it is that Loves Me and he that loves Me shall be loved of my Father and I will love him and will Manifest Myself to him and Manifest Myself through him to the world! John 14 The Law has been renewed by the Will of the Father whom art in heaven. Only the Christians who DO the Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Will, shall enter into heaven. Amen. Matthew 7:21-25 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh IN you both to will and to DO (Obey) of His good pleasure. Philippians 2:12-13 If any man will do (Obey) His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of Myself. John 7:17 Whether of them twain DID (Obey) the Will of His Father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. Matthew 21:31 Jesus said; For whosoever shall DO (Obey) the Will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother. Mark 3:35 If any man will do (Obey) His will, he shall know of the doctrine (the First Principles of the doctrines of Christ), whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. John 7:17 And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know His Will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth. Acts 22:14 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He (Jesus) maketh intercession for the saints according to the Will of God. Romans 8:27 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove (Manifest) what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, Will of God. Romans 12:2 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing (OBEYING) the Will of God from the heart. Ephesians 6:6
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in ALL the Will of God. Colossians 4:12 For this is the Will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication. 1Thessalonians 4:3 In everything give thanks: for this is the Will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1Thessalonians 5:18 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws (My Will) into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people! Hebrews 8:10 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. Hebrews 10:7 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done (Obeyed) the Will of God, ye might receive the promise. Hebrews 10:36 For it is better, if the Will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. 1Peter 3:17 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to (DO) the will of God. 1 Peter 4:2 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. 1 Peter 4:19 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2 Peter 1:21 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth (OBEY) the will of God abideth for ever. 1 John 2:17 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him My new name. Revelations 3:12 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil His Will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. Revelations 17:17
The Foundation of each Believer We believe that the Foundation of Jesus Christ needs to be laid in the heart of each believer. The foundation is ‘The First Principles of the Doctrine of Christ’ or the ‘Milk of the Word’. Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit. Hebrews 6:1-3
The First Principles are summarised as follows: First: Repentance from Dead Works – Our acceptance before God is totally dependent upon the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus; and not on any work or merit of our own. Second: Faith Towards God – The faith of Christ, imparted to us by hearing God’s Word (‘The Faith’ once delivered to the saints) equips us to put our implicit trust and confidence in God the Father and His plan of salvation for us through His Son, Jesus Christ. Third: The Doctrine of Baptisms – The word ‘baptism’ means complete immersion. The principle therefore deals with complete immersion into: i. ii. iii. iv.
The Body of Christ (The Church) Water The Holy Spirit Suffering
These experiences collectively, speak of our total involvement with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Fourth: Laying on of Hands – Speaks of each believer symbolically being the hands of Jesus reaching out to bless and touch the lives of others. This will be achieved by each one using the ability and sharing the blessing that God has given him or her. Fifth: Resurrection of the Dead – Speaks of the wonderful hope that lies ahead of us. We shall receive a resurrected and glorified body, similar to the one that Jesus now has, and we shall live forever in that glorified state. Sixth: Eternal Judgment – Christ has been given the authority to judge all mankind. He will reward the Christians for their labour of love, after the Resurrection; He will prepare the nations for judgment by means of the Great Tribulation and then will judge the nations on earth for one thousand years and will punish the ungodly by casting them into the Lake of Fire at the Great White Throne Judgment. Seventh: Going on Unto Perfection – deals with the growth and development of each believer to perfection or maturity where they become as effective as they possibly can be in the centre of God’s perfect will.
The Last Days We believe that we are living in the Last Days, in which the final prophecies of the Bible are being fulfilled. While we do not know the day or the hour of the Return of Jesus Christ, we are told to watch and be ready. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead in Christ will be raised, and we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord will be caught up to meet Him in the air. This is known as the First Resurrection, or Rapture. The Rapture is followed directly by the Tribulation during which God deals primarily with His ancient people, Israel. This 7-year Great Tribulation will culminate in the Battle of Armageddon, which will be cut short by the Second Coming of Christ. It is at this point that the Lord Jesus returns physically to earth, with His saints and Holy Angels, to make war against the Anti-Christ and the ungodly nations, and to establish His earthly Kingdom for one thousand years. Then, we believe, every eye shall see Him. During this thousand-year period, the Millennial Reign of Christ, Satan will be bound. At the end of the thousand years Satan will be loosed to deceive the nations for the last time. This short period of rebellious deception ends with the Great White Throne Judgment. Here Satan and his angels and all the dead, whose names are not found in the Book of Life, both great and small, will be judged by Jesus Christ; they will be cast into the Lake of Fire. This is known as the Second Death. Please visit our awesome Ministry website with many free resources www.truthmin.co.za and www.abundantlifemanual.co.za Your questions and feedback is much appreciated â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hallelujah! Your soul servant in Christ Jesus Brother Louis Jooste
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