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Thursday, January 17, 2013
Jesus is Our Pattern - Jesus is Our Wisdom
Jesus is Our Pattern - Jesus is Our
Acts 1:1 IN THE former account [which I prepared], O
Theophilus, I made [a continuous report] dealing with all the things which
Jesus began to do and to teach 2 Until the day when He ascended, after He
through the Holy Spirit had instructed and commanded the apostles (special
messengers) whom He had chosen. 3 To them also He showed Himself alive after
His passion (His suffering in the garden and on the cross) by [a series of]
many convincing demonstrations [unquestionable evidences and infallible
proofs], appearing to them during forty days and talking [to them] about the
things of the kingdom
of God. 4 And while being
in their company and eating with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem but to wait for
what the Father had promised, Of which [He said] you have heard Me speak. 5 For
John baptized with water, but not many days from now you shall be baptized with
(placed in, introduced into) the Holy Spirit.
Baptized with the Holy Spirit(Diffused throughout their souls with the
Placed into the Holy Spirit(The Abiding Life within Him, flowing into
and through you)
Introduced to the Holy Spirit(The Relationship w/ the Holy Spirit -
maturity in Him developed throughout your life)
6 So when they were assembled, they asked Him, Lord,
is this the time when You will reestablish the kingdom and restore it to Israel? 7 He
said to them, It is not for you to become acquainted with and know what time
brings [the things and events of time and their definite periods] or fixed
years and seasons (their critical niche in time), which the Father has
appointed (fixed and reserved) by His own choice and authority and personal
power. 8 But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy
Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem
and all Judea and Samaria
and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth. 9 And when He had said this,
even as they were looking [at Him], He was caught up, and a cloud received and
carried Him away out of their sight.
His Pattern is our Direction!-UP!!!!
We must rise upwards in our spirits -in prayer and
communion with God- to the Higher Calling in Christ. We must look into the
Heavens to obtain the Lord's Wisdom for the earthly life below. Just as He
ascended and descended, so shall we too, on spiritual assignment. We ascend and
descend in our spirits in that place of abiding in Him and fellowshipping
in/with the Godhead. We ascend within our spirits, to the higher realms to obtain
His Wisdom, and we descend within our spirits back to this life to dispense
that wisdom that we gained. The angels also ascend and descend on assignment as
10 And while they were gazing intently into heaven as
He went, behold, two men [dressed] in white robes suddenly stood beside them, 11
Who said, Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing into heaven? This same Jesus,
Who was caught away and lifted up from among you into heaven, will return in
[just] the same way in which you saw Him go into heaven. 12 Then [the
disciples] went back to Jerusalem from the hill called Olivet, which is near
Jerusalem, [only] a Sabbath day's journey (three-quarters of a mile) away. 13
And when they had entered [the city], they mounted [the stairs] to the upper
room where they were [indefinitely] staying--Peter and John and James and
Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and
Simon the Zealot, and Judas [son] of James. 14 All of these with their minds
in full agreement devoted themselves steadfastly to prayer, [waiting together]
with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers. 15 Now on
one of those days Peter arose among the brethren, the whole number of whom
gathered together was about a hundred and twenty.
Acts 2:1 AND WHEN the day of Pentecost had fully come,
they were all assembled together in one place, 2 When suddenly there came a
sound from heaven like the rushing of a violent tempest blast, and it filled
the whole house in which they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them
tongues resembling fire, which were separated and distributed and which settled
on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled (diffused throughout their
souls) with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other (different, foreign)
languages (tongues), as the Spirit kept giving them clear and loud expression
[in each tongue in appropriate words].
Through learning to develop a regular disciplined prayer life, and
also maintaining a habitual corporate fellowship lifestyle, they all became one in their souls,
they agreed to be knit together in thought, purpose and in deed. When they were
mutually one, then the Holy Spirit came to fill that unity in their souls, with
His Oneness, and diffusing Himself into theirs, He would now empower them to as
His Image and Pattern, to live and witness for Him as the True Body of Christ.
Diffused: To be poured, spread, intermingled, intertwined, interwoven, merged into, etc.
5 Now there were then residing in Jerusalem Jews, devout and God-fearing men
from every country under heaven. 6 And when this sound was heard, the multitude
came together and they were astonished and bewildered, because each one heard
them [the apostles] speaking in his own [particular] dialect. 7 And they were
beside themselves with amazement, saying, Are not all these who are talking
Galileans? 8 Then how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own (particular)
dialect to which we were born? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites and
inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and [the province of]
Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and
the transient residents from Rome, both Jews and the proselytes [to Judaism
from other religions], 11 Cretans and Arabians too--we all hear them speaking
in our own native tongues [and telling of] the mighty works of God! 12 And all
were beside themselves with amazement and were puzzled and bewildered, saying
one to another, What can this mean? 13 But others made a joke of it and
derisively said, They are simply drunk and full of sweet [intoxicating] wine.
The Transformation Process cannot be understood by
those who are walking not in the Lord's Abiding Relationship.
The Spiritual dimension cannot be understood by the
natural dimension. It must be transformed first into spiritual, then it can be
unfolded from within them, to be understood throughout their being, and then outwards.
(The Divine is communicated/transferred to the Spirit
to the Soul, then Soul to the Mind, then Mind to the Body, then Body to the
You are an Eternal Spirit, which is connected to the heavenly
You have a Soul - (mind, will, emotions, personality)
Your Soul perceives and functions through the faculty
of your Mind
Your Mind then signals and instructs the Body how to
You use your Body to function in the natural realm on
earth, and to do God's will.
Romans 8:5 For those who are according to the flesh
and are controlled by its unholy desires set their minds on and pursue those
things which gratify the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit and
are controlled by the desires of the Spirit set their minds on and seek those
things which gratify the [Holy] Spirit.
Jude 1:19 It is these who are [agitators] setting up
distinctions and causing divisions--merely sensual [creatures, carnal,
worldly-minded people], devoid of the [Holy] Spirit and destitute of any higher
Mark 8:35 For whoever wants to save his [ higher,
spiritual, eternal] life, will lose it [the lower, natural, temporal life which
is lived only on earth]; and whoever gives up his life [which is lived only on
earth] for My sake and the Gospel's will save it [his higher, spiritual life in
the eternal kingdom of God].
Jesus said, The eternal Kingdom of God
is alive and active within you!
Mark 12:29 Jesus answered, The first and principal one
of all commands is: Hear, O Israel, The Lord our God is one Lord;
30 And you shall love the Lord your God out of and
with your whole heart and out of and with all your soul (your life) and out of
and with all your mind (with your faculty of thought and your moral
understanding) and out of and with all your strength. This is the first and
principal commandment. 31 The second is like it and is this, You shall love
your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
1. Out of and with your heart(spirit)
2. Out of and with your soul(mind, will, emotions, and personality)
3. Out of and with your mind(thought, reason, understanding)
4. Out of and with your body(action)
The Various Expressions of the Holy Spirit in, and
through, and with His People:
14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his
voice and addressed them: You Jews and all you residents of Jerusalem, let this
be [explained] to you so that you will know and understand; listen closely to
what I have to say. 15 For these men are not drunk, as you imagine, for it is
[only] the third hour (about 9:00 a.m.) of the day; 16 But [instead] this is
[the beginning of] what was spoken through the prophet Joel: 17 And it shall
come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out of My Spirit
upon all mankind, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy [telling
forth the divine counsels] and your young men shall see visions (divinely
granted appearances), and your old men shall dream [divinely suggested] dreams.
18 Yes, and on My menservants also and on My maidservants in those days I will
pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy [telling forth the divine
counsels and predicting future events pertaining especially to God's kingdom].
19 And I will show wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth beneath,
blood and fire and smoking vapor; 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness and
the moon into blood before the obvious day of the Lord comes--that great and
notable and conspicuous and renowned [day]. 21 And it shall be that whoever
shall call upon the name of the Lord [invoking, adoring, and worshiping the
Lord--Christ] shall be saved.
Prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels]
Visions (divinely granted appearances)
Dreams [divinely suggested] dreams
Trances, Experiences, Revelations, Manifestations, etc.
Translations - Transportations (Philip, Peter)
Miracles, Signs, and Wonders, etc.
Great Spiritual Awakening, Fruitfulness, and
Harvesting of souls
22 You men of Israel, listen to what I have to say: Jesus
of Nazareth, a Man accredited and pointed out and shown forth and commended and
attested to you by God by the mighty works and [the power of performing]
wonders and signs which God worked through Him [right] in your midst, as you
Jesus was accredited by God
Accredited: (officially recognized as meeting the
essential requirements, accepted as authoritative)
Jesus was pointed out by God
Matthew 17:5 While he was still
speaking, behold, a shining cloud [composed of light] overshadowed them, and a
voice from the cloud said, This is My Son, My Beloved, with Whom I am [and have
always been] delighted. Listen to Him!
Jesus was shown forth and commended by God
John 10:25 Jesus answered them, I have
told you so, yet you do not believe Me [you do not trust Me and rely on Me].
The very works that I do by the power of My Father and in My Father's name bear
witness concerning Me [they are My credentials and evidence in support of Me].
John 14:11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the
Father in Me; or else believe Me for the sake of the [very] works themselves.
[If you cannot trust Me, at least let these works that I do in My Father's name
Jesus was attested to by God
1 Timothy 2:6 Who gave Himself as a
ransom for all [people, a fact that was] attested to at the right and proper
23 This Jesus, when delivered up according to the
definite and fixed purpose and settled plan and foreknowledge of God, you
crucified and put out of the way [killing Him] by the hands of lawless and
wicked men. 24 [But] God raised Him up, liberating Him from the pangs of death,
seeing that it was not possible for Him to continue to be controlled or
retained by it. 25 For David says in regard to Him, I saw the Lord constantly
before me, for He is at my right hand that I may not be shaken or overthrown or
cast down [from my secure and happy state]. 26 Therefore my heart rejoiced and
my tongue exulted exceedingly; moreover, my flesh also will dwell in hope [will
encamp, pitch its tent, and dwell in hope in anticipation of the resurrection].
27 For You will not abandon my soul, leaving it helpless in Hades (the state of
departed spirits), nor let Your Holy One know decay or see destruction [of the
body after death]. 28 You have made known to me the ways of life; You will
enrapture me [diffusing my soul with joy] with and in Your presence. 32 This
Jesus God raised up, and of that all we [His disciples] are witnesses. 39 For
the promise [of the Holy Spirit] is to and for you and your children, and to
and for all that are far away, [even] to and for as many as the Lord our God
invites and bids to come to Himself.
Us:We also reveal
the Knowledge of God, and the Reality of God through our Lives!- (Body, Spirit, and Soul)
2 Corinthians 4:10Always carrying about in the body the
liability and exposure to the same putting to death that the Lord Jesus suffered, so that
the [ resurrection] life of Jesus also may be shown forth by and in our bodies.
So, yield all of your heart, all of your soul, all of
your mind, and all of your strength fully to Him, and then love your neighbor
as yourself with His Love, and let God out of you!!!