Wednesday, July 25, 2012
"We love God to experience His love; Christ in us the hope of glory."
Jesus said to His disciples: If you love me keep my commandments. Jn. 14:15
Keep: to have or maintain in an established position or relationship
Some believers because they have yet to have the foundation of truth set within their heart by a living apostle today think that it impossible to please God. They may say sure their are days where I feel like I am not in right standing with God but I have faith that I will be perfect someday, I will strive for that perfection. In otherwords they openly admit that they are sinning against God for no one who is abiding in Christ sins against God; this is to be in an upright position, to be holy as God is Holy. Here's the false justification: "but I have faith."
Sounds familiar, even Apostle John warned those under His stewardship to be aware of such a mindset. "and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world." 1 Jn. 4:3
If the elements of the gospel such as faith do not hold their proper definition as defined in the apostles doctrine then feigned charity is the outcome of such thinking. To have faith in God means you are engaging Him on the terms He has established, you are saved, not being saved, you are walking in covenant with God; you are keeping His commandments. Regeneration is a lifetime, daily believers in covenant are overcoming themselves, the world and Satan and therefore is true charity upon their lips, the testimony in their heart is Christ; not sin. They are going through their cycles of growth. Now outside of covenant with God there is no growth for the believer because they are not obeying the revelation of His Spirit that is they are not following the instructions given through living apostles today as to how their faith is suppose to function in order to be made living by the Spirit. The Spirit of God will only confirm the record of Christ so if their faith does not remained joined to His record then it is dead. This is what the apostle meant when said as concerning showing his faith by his works, because apart from the works of the Covenant faith is dead. God will not sustain that which He has not sanctified. We must use what He has provided for our faith in order for our faith to be pleasing to Him.
You will never hear someone who is walking in covenant with God say: "Although I am sinning, I have faith that I will overcome." This is a paradox. Believers don't overcome by trangressing against God they overcome by faith; they overcome by obedience. Sins reigns where there is no obedience to God. The reason why those outside of covenant think that expressing perfect faith is impossble is because of their position; they have yet to yield to apostolic stewardship. Again living apostles set the foundation of truth within the heart for then are we able to resource for faith the Holy knowledge and tools God has provided for our faith in Jesus Christ and grow in His grace as we continue to apply ourselves daily. Through our daily cycles of growth we experience the work of Christ within and therefore are we able to speak true charity because our mind is being renewed to God's perspective through regeneration. It is impossible to obey God if we don't know His expectations or those things He sanctified in order for us to meet His standard of righteousness.
This is why we need apostles today because it is to this calling that God grants the measure of grace to reveal the mystery of Christ to the church. One is subject to precept and line of scripture only because they don't enter into through the gate but are trying to jump over the fence as would a thief. This is the temperament of Satan which is not carried by who believe in Jesus Christ; those who have faith in God.
"Outside of covenant faith is dead but within faith is perfect for the record of Christ is the expression thereof."
"Satan parents those in sin but God is the Father of those who keep covenant with Him."
"Those that possess the anti-christ spirit are those that think and thus profess that they walk with God outside of the terms of His covenant."
Second 8th Week Ministries