As a father u must believe the best of ur family.
We are waiting for rapture. Rapture is another word to describe the catching up of the church when the Lord comes! Jesus conquered death! We will never never ever die when we rapture. We get our glorified bodies! We will never get old or feel fatigue when we are raptured!
Is the same Jesus but a different body when He came back from resurrection! Only flesh and bone when He came back from resurrection. There is flesh, we can shake hands. We wont be like a ghost floating! Aren’t we glad? 😉
Psalm 48 on the north of Zion. We might be raptured right into that portal!
Life forever without boredom! We will have brand new bodies! We can’t die in our rapture! Death will be thrown into the lake of fire! Jesus redeem by blood.
Holy Spirit that we have is the “down payment” of His payment. We are all looking forward to our new bodies.
This year is the Year of the Greater Glory! Greater implies something more! Greater in quantity and quality!
There was glory in the old covenant. The ministry of death – the 10 commandments. 2 Cor 3 – engraved on stone is the 10 commandments. The ministry of death is fading away. The ministry of law minister condemnation.
The ministry of righteousness exceed MUCH MORE in glory! The Year of Greater Glory in the new covenant!
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
There is a contrast for greater glory!
The cross is the pathway to the glory!
Jesus is The Prince of Glory / The Lord of Glory!!! 😉
Gospel in Greek is Good News. The bible said Good news makes the bones fat. Good news make our bodies healthy!! Gospel is good news!!
Veiled – (before this chapter is talking about the law)
Those who are perishing are those without Christ, those who has not received Christ!
god of this age here means satan.
His age is coming to an end.
The book of revelation is full of light because it is the revelation of Jesus Christ!
The gospel is called the gospel of the glory of Christ! The world is looking for glory.
Glory means u r extraordinary, splendor. It is an appearance that commands respect.
We all wanna glory. We watch movie and see the glory of sunset and super hero.
The moon reflects the sun. The sun is the source of the glory. The sun shines on its own within itself.
We, the church is the moon and Jesus is the Sun!
God’s glorious standard-
Become strong, bright! Be someone people respect.
This gospel is the glory of Christ!
The reason why Jesus took on human flesh so that He has blood. He can die as Man and shed blood for us. His blood is outside time. Time and season God created them all!
When we take the communion, it is fresh! The freshness will cause us to receive! It is as if the beating happen just now! Receive from Jesus!!
The gospel of John is designed for jewish people to understand.
Jesus came to raise Israel from her disease. We behold His glory! The glory of the only begotten.
The first miracle Jesus turned water into wine. It was not because of a great need. The only need was there was not enough wine.
Jesus’ joy is radiant!!
When Jesus went through the suffering, He took our sorrow to give us His joy!!
All the miracle in John are signs. A sign point to something. 8 signs! All signs are miracles but not all miracles are signs!
The first miracle of grace turn water to wine. The first miracle of law turn water to blood.
He turn water to wine. The groom got credit from it. This is the good news of the glory of Christ.
In John there was no food when they were fishing. There is a correspond in the 8 signs. Beautiful inter relationship.
There was no wine. There was 8 water pots. Fill the 6 water pots with water. Fill the man with the water of God’s word. 6 is the nos of man.
This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.
Grapes start coming in in the 2nd or 3rd year. Hold steady. The 3rd year start bearing fruits. But u cant get wine yet. Wine must be fermented. Grapes must be crushed. This is the picture of Jesus Christ! Through His crushing, we receive new wine!
If u really wanna good wine, u need 5-10 years or even 20 years!!
Wine is like guys. The longer we are the better we become!
Jesus is the Vine and we are the branches! All of us are branches of the vine. No one by struggling can produce grape. The more we struggle the worse it is. The way we flow is to rest in the Lord. We are connected to the Vine, the Source!!!
Greater grace in the area! God wanna us to flow!
He will expose us to new areas and our supplies is in the Lord in the Vine. The Vine-life flowing! The Lord is doing the work!
Struggling will not do it. Resting is the key!!
Jesus compressed time!! Jesus gave the very best wine in an instant!!
He manifested His glory! He is the Lord of time!! Amen!!! 😉
God can do a lot in a single day! With the Lord a single day is a lot!!
For the child of God, in an instant we get the result for what will take years!
Take God’s way. He is the God of time!!
John 4 – the noble man whose son was dying. Jesus said go your way, your son lives. The man believed. He stayed a few days and he went back home. It was the same time the son recovered when he believed.
The moment we believed, He is the Lord of time and space. Start looking vertically and not horizontally.
With God, He can reverse time and transcend space!!
Jesus hid His glory when He was walking on earth. He moved among the poor and needy. He speaks, demon obey. He was hiding His official glory.
Moral glory. Jesus can’t hide the moral glory.
The Lord of time and space.
Force – Created Motion
The moon does not shine. God the holy spirit wrote it. In the book of Job, the holy spirit wrote it
Scripture cannot be broken.
Personal glory Jesus had before He came a Baby.
In the world, there is progress of knowledge but there is no progress of love.
If our gospel is boring, why must devil hide people’s mind from the gospel? The true gospel has been hidden behind layers and layers of Christian religion.
There is a gospel revolution. A new grace revolution. Where sin increased, grace super abounded!!
Super grace is from the bible!!
Grace and Truth came in the Person of Christ!! We are high on Jesus!!!
Jesus is super!!!
Demon will say he knows who Jesus is! (In the bible u will read it)
If the good news is not glorious why must devil blind people’s mind?
doxa – glory
1. In the new testament, always a good opinion concerning one, resulting in praise, honor and glory
God has good opinion of me always!!
We are justified by faith!!
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;
Favor walk into the office, the shop, everywhere we go!
We are not experiencing the same as what others in the world are experiencing!
Judge yourself whether u r flowing in the Vine! He will expose me in situation that our natural strength is not there. We will grow!!
Rejoice in hope!! Hope is confident it will happen!!
Christ became sin at the cross. He received our sin, and we receive His righteousness!!
He was suspended between heaven and earth. Jesus was forsaken at the cross.
He tabernacled among us!!
Faith is having a good opinion of God!
People with great faith has great opinion of God!!
Doxa is always good opinion of God!!
“God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent.
Has He said, and will He not do?
Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
Behold, I have received a command to bless;
He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.
“He has not observed iniquity in Jacob,
Nor has He seen wickedness in Israel.
The Lord his God is with him,
And the shout of a King is among them.
God brings them out of Egypt;
He has strength like a wild ox.
“For there is no sorcery against Jacob,
Nor any divination against Israel.
It now must be said of Jacob
And of Israel, ‘Oh, what God has done! ’
God has blessed me and no one can reverse it!!
The enemy will accuse us all the time. But God has not observe the iniquity. As long as Jesus’ sacrifice is before God’s eyes, our sins are on Jesus!!
It is not what Israel has done, it is what God has done!!
Redemption in Christ
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
The good opinion of His grace!! Accepted in His grace!!
Charitoo – highly favored!!
We are highly favored in the Beloved!! We are held in Jesus’ arms and we are highly favored!
God does correct our ways. God does not use accidents to correct our ways.
O you of little faith – why do u take so little from Me? Faith is the hand that takes. Before we give we must take from God !!!
When we wanna take more we will pray more.
God created oversupply for the earth. Grace is oversupply for us!!
John was thrown into prison. He started having dark thoughts about Jesus.
When the men had come to Him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying, ‘Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another? ’”
Jesus answered and said to them, “ Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard:that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them.
And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”
Jesus corrected John. The measure of your correction is the measure of your love!
When the messengers of John had departed, He began to speak to the multitudes concerning John:“ What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed those who are gorgeously appareled and live in luxury are in kings ‘courts.
For I say to you, among those born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”
Our standing is perfect and eternal!!
Never judge our standing before God in our state. State is our feeling.
Our state suggest to alteration. God sees us in Christ, which is our standing!
God sees us blameless!! God deals with us in Christ! We are not under law, we are under grace!!!
Only when we know and settled about our standing, we can look at our state and not be crushed by our state!
Don’t judge our standing by our state! 🙂
Anthony Lau says
well done men of greater glory in capturing and sharing the notes. Much appreciated