You were there when obedience didn’t seem to make sense. You were there.
You were the power in David’s swing…
You are the strength when we have none
NY anonymous sis
Jan 2013- had lneumonia and a bad cough for seven mths and couldn’t breathe. Saw lung doc and condition got worse. Praying to God for help and saw sermon where Ps spoke about his rash & how turning to Him healed after weeks. In days, her healing came about.
21mo son fever after trip to zoo. Saw ulcers on tongue next day. Diagnosed w HFMD. Partlok of holy comm. Her son asked for more holy comm although he couldn’t eat anything else coz in pain. Kept pointing at health and wholeness of holy communion book by Ps and asked them to read it. Partook the holy comm in 20times a day. The big ulcers disappeared in a day and appetite returned. The small ones soon disappeared. HFMD healed.
Greater glory= measurement.
What transpired before cannot compare to what is up ahead. Old covenant can’t compare to the glory of the new cov. Ministry of condemnation if it had glory, the ministry of righteousness has greater glory- exceeds much more than the glory of the old cov. Old time revivals that got people to be sin conscious, is not necc of God. Moses was told by God to speak to people but he hit it. The water still flowed so there is glory still, even though the Action was wrong. So have glory doesn’t mean action was right.
Amazing God. All the nations of the world is but a drop in the bucket before God. He made galaxies beyond galaxies behind galaxies. Even though he said light be so long ago, the light is still expanding.
God wasn’t prepared to wipe us all out and create anew. Created a new creation out of those who are fallen.
Father, Son, HS = triune God. Each w a function and purpose. Co-equal. Jesus was daily God’s delight long before time and seasons were created. The Word, Jesus, became flesh and tabernacled amongst us.
When u look at Jesus, He is full of grace and truth. Law given by Moses. But grace and truth came from Jesus. The truth will set u free- truth of Grace not law. Already had law but not free. True grace is what sets is free. Law condemns. Grace saves the worse of us.
Grace tells us who He is when we have fallen short of His glory.
Grace stooped down and took on a body w blood in it. Without shedding of innocent blood, no remission of sins. The just must die for the unjust and the innocent must die for the guilty. No one innocent. Jesus was and He lived outside time and because He is God, His payment is of higher value and able to pay for all of us.
Where sin increase- measurement in number, Grace much more abounds (hyper or super overflows)
Hyper grace! Huper Perisio!
Overflowing and much more on top of that.
Gospel (good news, good tidings). Today the news in the world are mostly bad news. God has nothing but good news for us. Christ died for our sins= good news. So his sinless blood can pay for our sins across all of time. Christ never sinned but became sin receiving your sin and mine. We can’t do righteousness. We need to receive it.
Was God lenient to Jesus even as He carried our sins because He is His Son? No. Perfect justice was meted out.
We walk under His unclouded favour. We get the blessings even as He got the judgment. That is the glory.
And the bible says if the good news is veiled… Jesus did everything for us and set to our account an A+… It is veiled to those who are perishing. The ‘god of this age’- the devil. The devil’s age is coming to an end. We will live for ages but the devil is confined to AN age.
Devil has blinded the minds of the unbelieving lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Jesus Christ will shine on them.
Devil so scared of God’s glory that he has to veil and blind people. If our gospel is so colourless and dim, the devil wouldn’t have to veil it or blind us.
The Cross is not religion. Reality.
The day U see it, u see it & cannot un-see it. The devil no longer has a hold on u. He knows he has lost u to Jesus.
U no longer have to curse the darkness. Just switch on the light.
DOXA – always a good opinion concerning one resulting in praise honour and glory; dignity, grace, pre-eminence. (thayer’s)
DOXA is glory and it is always a good opinion.
Vine definition further reveals in NT, Doxa is ALWAYS a good opinion unlike secular uses which is sometimes good and sometimes bad.
Jesus said, Father, your glory (good opinion of me), U have also given to the people
Justified by faith so have peace with God (and thus peace w self and relationships. $ can’t buy it and wars fought can’t accomplish peace. True peace is in your heart) through Christ and now through Him, we have the access (done for us once, no longer have to repeat) by faith into grace (unearned, undeserved favour). We always stand on favour ground. OT dreams of wanting to be on favour ground are our NT reality. We have it all the time and forever. Whether u realise it or not, you have favour with Him not because of your accomplishments. Access through Christ. Here permanently. Perfect tense- done once and for all.
U are carriers of God’s favour going everywhere to happen. Be aware of this.
Something is so good that we have to praise the glory of His grace.
Accepted in the beloved (accepted = charitoo- highly favoured) — used one more time only in bible, on Mary because she is blessed AMONG women because charitoo. Today what she has, we have because we have charitoo. Not transient. Eternally we are like this before God in the beloved!
Back to Rom5:1-3
V2 – what can we expect from the beginning of each day? Can wake up everyday with hope. Bible (Elpis- confident expectation of good future) hope. Not uncertain hope. Today, the whole day, I have God’s good opinion of me. That position is secure forever. Not like w men, we can lose their opinion but we can’t lose His good opinions.
Bible says we are highly favoured in The Lord – standing. Our righteousness and God’s view of us as holy in Christ is divinely settled.
Our state (emotions, feelings) changes everyday but our standing is settled and unchanging.
Our state is transient and temporal but our standing is divinely settled.
Remember – always measure yourself by your standing and not by your state; but always judge your state by your standing.
Feeling angry or high or low or murderous and want to punch boss in the face= state. Doesn’t affect your righteousness in Christ.
Your state cannot touch your standing. In God’s eyes, your standing was accomplished by Christ and not u so u can’t undo your standing.
Because I am righteousness in God’s eyes, I can ask God for help to deal with my bad temper.
When judge our standing by our state, we feel our state can put us out of fellowship with God.
Our state can touch our peace of mind, the way we reflect Jesus, our spiritual enjoyment…
Doesn’t mean we can steal, cheat and speak profanity coz we have right standing.
Self judgment is not self condemnation. Judging ur actions is good… improves us all the time.
He corrects us without changing our standing. Eg. Parent will stop our kid from putting hand in fire. The extent of my correction is the extent of my love for my child. God doesn’t correct w abusive father or car accidents.
Some people accuse God of allowing car accidents to teach us a lesson. God doesn’t do that.
How does He correct? Inner voice. Teaching us not to be selfish. Eg. Ps accidentally damaged a book at a bookstore putting the book back. No one saw it but The Lord whispered into his heart to pay for the book for His glory. And he did so and felt like a Prince. ^.^ Or another incident when he scratched a car by accident and no one was around, no CCTV but The Lord told him “You and I are bigger than this” so left his number to be accountable.
Our standing is settled but sometimes our state causes us to feel like we aren’t highly favoured or we feel bad about ourselves.
Our right standing and ustding it allows us to properly judge our state.
Children of Israel were going through Moab and Balak was the king. Didn’t allow them to go through and found Balam, a wizard, to curse them. Balak knows whoever Balam curses is cursed. The higher up u go, u have a heavenly perspective. The prophet who is a wizard saw the Cross in the encampment. Couldn’t curse. Only bless.
Context of 19 is for blessings and not curses. Many people preach it wrongly.
GOD HAS BLESSED AND NONE CAN CURSE aka irreversible blessing
V21 didn’t say there is no iniquity or wickedness in Israel. It says God did not see it. Why? Lamb on the altar in the encampment in the shape of Cross. God’s judicial eye sees the sin upon Christ on the Cross so His eternal viewpoint of us now is glory because of what Christ has done.
The shout of the king is among them.
There is no black magic against u! V 23- for there is no sorcery against Jacob
Demons will ask the necromancer if a person is Christians before working witchcraft on them. At the name of Jesus every knee bows. They know that Christians can’t be cursed. We also know that if they have to ask, these demons aren’t all-knowing.
People have no qualms saying God God. But the spirit of this world is antichrist.
God gave all honour and glory to Jesus name.
Pray in Jesus name. U can pray in God’s name and it doesn’t have the same power as praying in Jesus’ name.
Bless your kids in Jesus name.
Never be ashamed of His name- salvation, blessings and darkness clears.
People have no qualms about spewing profanities in public so why should we be ashamed of speaking out Jesus name??
V23- not ‘of what Israel has done’ but ‘what God has done’. All glory goes to Him.
People strong in faith has a good opinion of God.
Some people worry that if they surrender an area to God, that God might play them out.
U who are evil know how to give good things to ur son, how much more will He give good things to us??
When Peter drew the sword to fight the roman soldiers, Jesus told him he could pray and God would command 12 legions of angels to save Him but no glory in that. We wld all perish
NT- God will not correct us w diseases or accidents anymore.
Jesus said I am the vine and u are the branches. Didn’t say I am the vine and try to be a good branch. He is. We are. A statement. We rest in Him. He is the supply. More we rest, the more the vine life is and there is growth.
U pray hard or pray soft what does it do? It is WHO u pray to. What is pray hard? Scrunching face up like one is baptised in tomyum juice?
Jesus is the LORD of time and space. In Gospel of John, 8 miracles mentioned and all 8 are signs. Usually not all miracles are signs although all signs are miracles. Signs tell us what is coming.
What was the sign for Israel? Turning water to wine John 2:11 (this beginning of signs). Glory manifested.
This is what is happening this year= manifestations of glory.
Hid all His official glory (divine essence) as a baby. But what could He not hide walking on earth? Moral glory. Couldn’t hide His love for us.
Eg. Touched the Leper. He didn’t have to touch the leper. The leper didn’t ask for it and just wanted healing. But He touched him. That is moral glory.
He looked at all his disciples when Peter asked Jesus not to go to the Cross. What will happen to this flock if I dun do so?
The Centurion knew Jesus is the LORD of time and space. And told Jesus u don’t have to come. Just speak from where u are and my servant will be healed.
Empty pots of wine- religion is empty. Asked them to fill the pots w water and as they passed by Jesus, the water reflected His glory and became the best wine.
There was no overt need – no casting out of demons etc, but Jesus met the need of an embarrassed bridegroom in his first miracle or sign
It takes 3 years for the wine grapes to come. The first 3 years no result but be patient. The roots growing deep. First year grapes not good for wine then later when wine grapes are ready u can ferment it. Crushed before made into wine. Jesus was crushed so we can have the new wine today.
Bloody red mess of humanity on the cross- a wine press w grapes crushed and stepped on.
What ferments this wine? Our sin.
To get really good wine, must age the wine. We get better with age when we are hooked to The Vine.
Exposed to situations we find unpleasant so we can see His supply flow and new grace. Don’t struggle to overcome it. Relax and let His life take over.
When u go to a restaurant, u don’t get angry if someone gives u aged wine.
Jesus didn’t turn water to grape juice.
Jesus turned water to best wine. He compressed time! What takes the world time to become, in Christ we can receive in a moment because He can do it for us.
The Centurion knew his son was healed exactly when Jesus said go your way because ur son is healed.
Science can alter but true science will agree w the bible
Time, force, motion, matter, space – Gen 1:1
In the beginning- time
God – force
created – motion
The earth – matter
And the heavens – space
Jesus didn’t get upset that John asked and doubted. He didn’t say tell John I am that I am that I am. He told them to tell John about how they saw the miracles v21-22
V23- correction for John that was gentle and specially meant for him. Jesus knew John was offended so gently ministered to him privately.
After that, Jesus praised John publicly.
When it comes to correction, it was done privately. When it comes to praise, it was done in public.
Never judge your standing by your state. Judge your state by your standing.