(Small Group 29 Jul 2010)
We want to seek God so much, and have the full and living God exemplified in us. It is like God is the Most Holy Place, covered by curtain, so that everyone in the whole history of mankind awaits the curtain to open, to see who is the most blessed person alive. He is Jesus Christ, but not the Jesus Christ 2000 years ago, but Today’s Jesus Christ. Who is he? He is the child of God, that has gone through crucifixion, so that he becomes the most accurately spirit moulded by the Word of God and the Spirit of God.
This is the highest promise. Because this is the most difficult, that is why God gave this to us.
God created us, called us and born us again, all for the sake of putting His plan into our lives. After we are born again, we must totally restore 24 hours and in all things, walk with God, accomplishing what God has prepared for us, eternally beautiful things.
1. Come and follow me, for I have told you to win over men like fish
God is in me and my life.
He set up eternal king Jesus Christ, gather eternal Christ’s citizens, and continue to build that eternal glorious kingdom.
He is in every believer’s life, giving a unique glorious plan, timetable and relationships networks in them for the sake of expanding His kingdom.
Therefore, we can see in every believer that for all the people that blessed people loved, generations of goodness and blessings follow them, and they become regions and generations of blessings. All these happened in Abraham, Joshua, Caleb, David, Paul, and the ministries that they left behind. All these become eternal inheritance for them.
God’s glory, love, holiness, wisdom, omnipotence, abundance, with us, guidance, accomplishments all never stopped before, and will never change. They are all moving in us.
=> Cross Message (1) God is in me and my life. We are called main characters of the era because we are born of God, and we are chosen, called, born again, loved because of the great historic plan of building His kingdom, exalting the king and gathering His children. This is the greatest gift that God has given us before He born us again.
=> Cross Message (2) Big and stubborn spiritual problem. Yet, it is so easy to get wrong. Refer to the six stubborn natures that is so difficult to remove.
=> Cross Message (3) through Christ. No one can solve it unless it is through Christ.
=> Cross Message (4) Children of God are convinced. One becomes the children of God because he has been convinced (believed) = accepted the Word of God and received the Holy Spirit (God won’t force truths in a person).
=> Cross Message (5) Test and approve every perfect will. Therefore, such a convinced child of God can therefore test and approve the living perfect will that is always in the now and present tense unique and perfect at his level of faith, allowing for adjustment for his spirit by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, which comes to be his stories and testimonies “This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long…!”
2. Six “always learning and never understanding” and how to solve them by COG and him crucified alongside with Jesus Christ?
Under the influence of the incorrect spirit below, believers will always have deviation in their thinking, judgment, and in carrying out the perfect will of God.
God is eternally joyful at having us as His children, but we often are in sorrows
God is eternally firm in building us, but we are always anxious.
God is always hoping for us, but we are always discouraged.
God is always satisfied with us, but we always complain.
God is always loving us and the ones around us, but we continue to compare, be jealous and judge.
This is the spiritual problem that is so deep and stubborn in me. Therefore, in order to let the full meaning of the spirited and lively Word of God become alive, I must all the more put in all my heart, mind, might, to love God love men love kingdom, so that I can reach God’s perfection. Yet, this cannot be done with human determination, zeal or wisdom, but the solution is to return to the essence of Christ and His crucifixion.
(1) Often stayed in knowledge => through Christ, understood that the world has all the “cleverness, knowledge, wisdom, culture, literature, beauty, art, skill, design, glamor, talents, principles, morals, heroes, valor, courage, victory, success, virginity, simplicity, self-control, elites’ air, purity, training, equipping, clarity, skillful, distinguished, perfection, …”, but they do not have God’s dominion, authority, predestination, calling, Abba Father’s agape love, special grace, eternal, inheritance, therefore God must have a great demonstration, expression, evidence, strike to do the bridging works (But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us <Ro 5:8>) -> understand God’s laws, letter, standards, Old Testament are all to tell people to die, therefore, must have Christ to be the New Testament Mediator (For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant. <He 5:8>) -> Must accord to the newness of the Spirit, not to come from the oldness of the letter to meet and know God’s truth, knowledge (But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code. <Ro 7:6> -> Must go through water baptism, and must also go through Holy Spirit’s and Fire baptism (Holy Spirit testifies Christ -> tells us to recall Christ’s Words -> Die and Resurrect) -> Receive Christ’s Spirit (Spirit of sonship, Spirit of heir, Spirit of Loved, Spirit of Holiness, Spirit of Victory) -> confirm in my spirit one by one (the truth of Christ’s Spirit -> Promise -> Use) -> Experiment to check for the transformations in the spirit (rely on the Christ’s Spirit that is already in my spirit -> when judging some things -> freedom, energy, submission) -> confirm the outcome of Holy Spirit’s effectiveness (Holy Spirit’s convictions, power, anointing, filling, conclusion) -> Train the mystery of the Now Reality of the Holy Spirit (mystery of always in all things rely on the Holy Spirit) -> perfection, holiness = my spirit (promise, confirm, power)
(2) Influenced by the limitations of man’s intentions / man’s obligations / man’s principles => through Christ -> Why is Christ must be God’s only begotten Son? -> Why must Christ be nailed to the cross? -> Christ can then resurrect from the dead -> understand natural man (the spiritual problem brought about by natural man for descendants after Adam = dead in your transgressions and sins, 2in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient <Eph 2:1-3>) -> go through dying with Christ -> go through resurrecting with Christ -> break away from darkness of the world -> go into light kingdom -> would not be influenced by man’s words, man’s relationships, man’s convincing words, but self wants to live and have born again new life and new living -> God’s perfect will (God’s meaning, intentions, plan) -> God’s heartbeat and concerns (how to build God’s kingdom, exalt Christ, citizens can be held and joined together in love and receive shepherding) -> in Jesus and Him Crucified impartially do righteously = God’s intentions (rely Holy Spirit, God-driven, the perfect will NOW)
(3) According to my own egoistic projected thoughts (once gone into the concerns, interests, pettiness, self-esteem of the small self -> immediately are bounded) => through Christ -> the hope, inheritance, power that one has received are how eternally abundant and great -> in me, there is the One Who fills everything upon everything -> I am in the whole Christ’s body (Church) <Eph 1:17-23> -> See through “flesh, temporal world, emptiness” are harming me to lose the greater and more beautiful blessed portion -> deeply believe “omnipresent, omniscience, omnipotent” God has seen through my inner heart (no strength, difficulties, needs, but actually really love God, love kingdom, love God’s people) -> deeply believe God will definitely help and bless me – this truth -> learn Christ carrying my own cross -> Christ for the sake fo the benefit of the Big Me, totally deny self, humble, submit till the point of death, sacrifice self and eternally blessed the church, therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. <Php 2:9-11> -> learn from Paul who learnt to fill up what is lacking in your comparing peer “Now I rejoice in what was suffered for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.” <Col 1:24> -> “But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ” <Php 3:7-8> = Big Me (Holy Universal Church, fill up what is lacking in brethrens and the pastor, so as to receive the greatest Christ)
(4) Not grounded / not practical in acknowledging God (mystic, prosperity-seeking, abstract, legalism, humanistic) => through Christ -> Christ’s Name = Emmanuel -> Jesus of Nazareth incarnation appeared -> today the same incarnated body appeared in my life -> today the same incarnated body lived in every saints’ life -> no longer seek for “abnormal, unhealthy mysticism” but seek for the most normal and most healthy -> understand incarnation, death and resurrection, throne dominion Christ, and die and resurrect with Christ -> receive Christ’s identity, relationships, purpose, content, heartbeat, method -> build temple -> make covenant with the Lord (grasp and resolute on promise) -> understand Holy Spirit things -> at all things accord by the spirit (Holy Spirit) and truth (God’s word) -> converse with the Lord -> walk with the Lord -> Now, Concrete, know heaven and know earth, creational, refreshing, subduing perfect will = May Your Kingdom Come = in all things, 24 hours, unique, meticulous, many forms, two to three persons, coordination, united voice in prayer -> especially in sufferings and difficulties, how to groundedly see and hear God = normal, always, everyday (see and hear God)
(5) Often bring being scared of God and thus be in the conscience of being in deficit of God => through Christ -> not “because I have abided by the law, therefore I can become God’s children” -> but because I am God’s child, therefore I love to accomplish the law, and can then enjoy all the benefits and goodness brought about by the law -> I do not live for the law, I love God to live, the law lives for me -> When I discovered that I sinned and it became more and more serious -> I all the more need Christ’s precious blood -> quickly come towards the atonement cover to solve all the accusations in the spirit -> be reconciled to God -> bring the confident and bold heart -> converse with God -> blessedly receive grace that abounds -> after going through such a process -> gradually discover that the self is no longer influenced by accusations from the law -> instead receive the protection of the law -> more and more freedom -> enjoy power = love God (quickly run to the atonement cover, mercy seat, love for God increases, love increases, receive the law’s protection and thus receive power)
(6) Because of flesh thus acting impetuously, often lose control in a flash => through Christ -> Christ talks about His Own Body, Three Days totally destroy and newly rebuild -> build temple (build belief system) -> build temple (lifestyle system) -> understand Holy Spirit’s mystery -> everyday’s scheduled prayer must be successful -> must rely on the Holy Spirit on all forms of prayers all the time to do things -> when the spirit received some obstacles or attacks, take them as the chance to do concentration prayers -> acquire the secret of very quickly restore “always rely on the Holy Spirit” -> continue the process of alternate the godly training -> discover that gradually receive “rely Holy Spirit habits and nature” -> everytime and in all things can enjoy the gifts from above, wisdom, power, rewards -> can receive the love of all people -> bless many lives = follow Holy Spirit (die), rely Holy Spirit (resurrect), scheduled prayers -> 24 hours -> 0.1 seconds
3. We deeply know that God is in Christ, and He has brought us all kinds of answers to us
Jesus Christ has already prayed for us, telling us not to lose our faith. When we return, we will be able to strengthen our brothers!
Christ has already incarnated, died and resurrected, dominated and sat on the throne. This is all for us! He demonstrated that it is possible and already been fulfilled that we will be able to see God always with us, enjoy conversing with Him, and walking in all sorts of blessed portions!
Therefore, we must know the gospel that can extend into knowing all the perfect will of God in all things, 24 hours. We must see Christ = ourselves becoming alive in all things like Christ, love God, love men, love the kingdom, enjoying the Spirit’s wisdom, power, glory, abundance, so that we can be joyful, be in thanks, hope and praise at all times.
We must adjust till we get the rhythm of how to pray continuously.
1) We must believe that the Lord will definitely heal us!
Therefore, must resolute to be equipped in the gospel of “Jesus Christ and Him Crucified”.
Do not stay disappointed, be negated, feelings of weakness and inabilities, but stand up and hope in the Lord! Just like Peter said, “Lord, Who can I follow, for only You have the way of Eternal Life!” Like the weakest, most disciplined by God Jacob, “We must stand up, and let us go back to Bethel!” Just like Naomi who failed the most, like the present era of churches said, “We must go back to Israel!”
When this correct thing “seeing the darkness, but yet therefore arising out in God’s light”<Is 60> happens, <Is 40:31> For those who hope in the Lord, they will receive strength, they will be like eagles spreading their wings, they will run and not be tired from their toils, and they will walk and not feel sleepy.
Always look to the gospel.
2) Give yourself time to be healed.
It is not that after one or two days that you will be healed, but you need time to heal. This healing is where the Word and the Spirit of God came in sometimes in the most extreme forms, in order to burn up the wrong perceptions, mental problems, and the “always learning but never understanding” that sets us near but so far away from the truth.
Therefore, do not be anxious, and do not be discouraged! After entrusting everything to the Lord, do your best at your faith level in receiving strength from the Lord to do, and it is okay!
Do not fear that you will be eaten up by forces of the world culture so that you cannot stand up again. There is a time for everything <Ec 3:1>, “Do not worry about tomorrow and whether you are in line with the standard that the bible says (that you always burden yourself with)… a burden a day is enough… the Emmanuel right now is the most important” <Mt 6:34>
3) Must be together with brethrens during the period of training in the Spirit
Then you can swiftly be healed, and then you can receive more beautiful refinement.
There will be lots of conflicts and struggles in the midst of gathering together with brethrens, and these are the best materials for receiving healing.
But it will require resolution: center on altar, brethrens, serving, because it is not going to be easy especially when you are dealing and living in the midst of lives (brethrens are living).
But in so doing, you will immediately see that the Lord is with you, training, healing you, and you will also see the process of getitng the favor of brethrens, holding and joining together in love, getting the secret of growing the Lord’s body. Through that, you will receive much grace and love through that one brethren, so that you will receive the network contacts behind that brethren being blessed by you. That time, ministries will grow as a result, and your inheritance will grow abundant. 60 and 100 folds of grace and anointing will come when we focus on evangelism, shepherding, and ministries.
4) Must restore 24 hours, in all things, walking with God = doing good deeds
When we have the final destination in sight, purposed to run this goal, the process of sanctification happens.
This is so that spiritual knowledge, the great mystery of spiritual experiences, come to you. And you will be able to confirm that all these experiences are the fact that the Holy Spirit has been pleased with you to bless you.
Then, all sorts of gifts and power will all naturally be added unto you.
5) Get all kinds of healing, for the Spirit exemplifies in the All-Equipped and Holistic Gospel
Past becomes thanksgiving, hope concretely sees that God answered all the conditions in the promise and covenant made between Him and I, and every road becomes testing and approving with the Lord.
This is called preserving the hearts and minds. After 3 years, 7 years, 12 years have passed, we will have discovered that our lives have become the spirit of God, able to bless every kind of person in our family, region, generations, young and old, and the whole wide world, by what they have.
When we get to that, we will see that the hidden disciples, many of them having spiritual problems and different backgrounds and ages, different levels of easily losing focus and mental problems, will all be found to be precious jewels. This is the same as Joseph, Daniel, and the testimonies of the apostles, who had gone through the worst of trials, but and therefore received the greatest and most testimonies!