I Am a Hyper Spiritual, Hyper Charismatic Christian


Our English word for “hyper” is derived from the Greek word “huper” . There are those today who describe a Christian as being “hyper spiritual” or “hyper charismatic “, in an unflattering manner.
Really, these folks are ignorant of one of the most significant attributes of God. He  is a hyper or a huper God, bestowing all good things upon humanity in excessive, abundant, exceeding, limitless, transcendental ways, in proportion to our obedience of Him.
The Greek preposition for hyper is huper. The Strong’s translates it as “over; beyond; above, transcendental, exceeding, boundless, limitless and excessive, above normal; literally hitting a home run beyond the fence.”
It is no mystery that huper or hyper was a favorite word to Paul. He had learned something vital about Christ Jesus.
Thus we need to be careful that we use the term “hyper” in a fair and theologically precise manner. To be “hyper charismatic” is not a bad thing if the believer is using the  gifts of God in a transcendental, measureless, and exceedingly powerful fashion, rightly by the Spirit of God.
To be “hyper spiritual” is good thing if the believer is transcendentally and excessively manifesting  God’s Spirit, power and the glory.
We need to speak as “rightly dividing” the word of truth.
Look now at some following scriptures which describe the qualities of our magnificent and glorious “hyper” God.
The default position of a believer is to be a hyper Christian, hyper spiritual and hyper charismatic by the voice of the Holy Spirit.

Huperano; excessively and exceedingly above in distance, rank, and order.
Eph 1:21 Far above <5231> all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
Eph 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above <5231> all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
Heb 9:5 And over <5231> it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.

 
Huperauxano : Excessive and exceeding growth
2Th 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly <5232>, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;

 
Huperballo – An excessive, exceeding, transcendental throwing beyond, surpassing or excelling.
2Co 3:10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth <5235>.
2Co 9:14 And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding <5235> grace of God in you.
Eph 1:19 And what is the exceeding <5235> greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Eph 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding <5235> riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
Eph 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth <5235> knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

 

Huperekchunoo ; an excessive and abundant pouring out, overflowing or running over.

Lu 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over <5240>, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

 

Huperentugchano – Excessively, superabundant, and transcendental hitting of the target; the meaning of true intercession in the Spirit.
Ro 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession <5241> for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

 
Huperecho; To transcendentally or superiorly have or hold over one.
Php 3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency <5242> of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

 
Hupernikao- Excessive, superlative and transcendental conquerors.
Ro 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors <5245> through him that loved us.

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Humanity’s Downfall; Its Many Heads


 Eph 1:10  for an administration of the fullness of times, to head up all things in Christ, both the things in Heaven, and the things on earth, even in Him,

Paul’s great discourse in Ephesians highlights a vital principle. Part of Christ’s prodigious work is to head up the universe in Himself.

The verb “ to head up all things” is the word duo, “anakephalaiomai”.

Kephale is the noun, head.

Ana, is the preposition “ doing or bringing up something once again.”

Christ’s stately reconciliatory work brings back all universal things under His headship.

Currently, many things, through sin, are not under this headship. But Christ  always works, and one day in the new heavens and earth, will be the Supreme Head.

Phillip 2:10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

 That at the Name of Jesus every type of knee belonging to things in heaven, on earth, and subterranean places should bow.

11  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

And every type of tongue will confess outwardly as an inward recognition of the Supremeness of Him, that Jesus Christ is Lord unto the glory of God the Father.

Reflecting back on thirty three years of spiritual progress I end on one thing.  I, being the head, instead of Christ, has been utterly destructive.

I don’t condemm those who sin. I understand them. Sin is the medicating of pain and a misguided attempt to experience God through its pleasure.

Christ saved me, an agnostic kid, at twenty five.

I quit Vanderbilt University as a junior.  My life was a disaster. A severe stutterer, a drug user of ten years, alcohol for fifteen, an addict to pornography, enveloped with a spirit of rejection and profusely insecure, I had hit rock bottom.

Pain has caused me to be exceptionally independent.  The independence of human civilization from God is the greatest curse, I discovered.

Independence is a way to protect myself from pain. Often hurt as a kid, I self-programmed  to think“ this time I will do it my way.”  Independence!  Or, “I will never let so and so hurt me again.”  Independence, once again!

I know what is better for me. I know better than the other guy. Heck! I even know better than God!…..and so I lived like this.

When  meeting Christ I was decidedly independent and knew what was best.

So many were my defense mechanisms against pain and rejection.  So calloused and bitter was my heart against people.

I have been an obedient Christian since the “get go.”  I am as passionate about  Jesus now as I was thirty-three years back. Since my first pursuit of Him, I have never become wearied. I have obeyed Him in everything which He asks.

Yet, my spiritual progress has been a protracted battle of seeking my own ways.

There is always something which I thought I knew better than God.

I have battled with ungratefulness in one way, or anger in another way, demanding that God should do this and that,  in such a time or fashion.

I  confess to these inward struggles engaged in me till today.

Independence from God  has detained me in demonic bondage, and sickness, longer than  needed.  I should have been free years back.

I did this to medicate myself from further pain. I deceived myself to be independent from the One who never wants to hurt, but rather heal.

Are we not blinded like this?  Woe to us, sightless creatures of strongholds and habits.

Being protected  from this wonderful God, under the arrogant  banner of independence is a great curse. We run from Him who wants to heal and jump to the hands of him who destroys.

We are duped to think that we know best. Oh yes, of course even better than God!  With our mouths we say “never”, but with our lives we live the lie.

As fugitives from  God we ended up in hell, abhorring the One who saves.

I can say, that I slowed down my freedom through obstinate independence.

Now I see that God knows better than me. Christ is the head, and not I.

Independence, stubbornness, and arrogance are all products of the head. If I am the head, then Christ is not. If I know better than Him, He will allow me to heal and free myself. He will let me guide myself.  So are the failed exercises of mankind. Their historical repetitions and observation have served  little purpose, since civilization stills flee from God through independence.

I, being the head instead of Christ, band aided my wounds and prohibited God from reaching them, keeping them fresh and raw.

Independence has kept the gashes of childhood  tucked safely away, unhealed and bleeding, by stubborn refusal to surrender something God asked for.  Woe to me, confused to forbid God from touching something He so much wants to heal.

So I am learning!

Absolute  surrender to Him at every moment is the key to healing. There is no other way.

He is the head. I am not. He thinks better than me. He knows me better than me. He sees the future better than me. He provides better than me. I don’t need to protect myself from Him. He is not out to hurt me.

Humanity’s curse is that it’s the head and not Christ.

The head of humanity is blind and deaf.  Its thoughts are dysfunctional.

Its strongholds have suckered mankind to flee from the One who heals.  “God wants to make your life boring, and rob you from having fun,”  so the head retorts.

Oh the joy, of not being the head anymore. Fifty seven years this had been my role. I had to help God out. Sometimes, He did not know what was best!

For the next fifty seven Christ will be. He looks and hears for me and tells me what to do. I simply follow. The whole burden is gone!

Mt 19:28  And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration (paliggenesia) when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Tit 3:5  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration (paliggenesia), and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

The regenerative work of Christ is called paliggenesia; that is “to bring back to Genesis”. Creation in Genesis had no sin or bondage.  Through  reconciliation, sanctification and regeneration, God brings us back to our beginnings at Genesis.

Full access only comes though to those who are not the head.

God was the head before Adam sinned, but when he fell, Adam became the head, and so now we have a many-headed humanity.

Are you the head or is it Christ?  Be blatantly truthful with yourself and with your God.

Throne


Mt 5:34  But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:

Heaven is in the dative case of location. This noun case places the word in terms of location. Heaven is the place where God’s throne or mode of ruling is located at. Heavenly places, things and patterns are superior to what exists on earth. The purpose of the renewed mind is that the Christian can rule out of heaven. The believer’s position is sitting and ruling in heaven. The locality where the believer is situated is in heaven and not on earth.

35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

Likewise, “by the earth” is in the dative case of location. This should really read, “In the earth”.

Footstool is translated as what is underneath the feet. For the Christian, the sphere of her ruling is in heaven. All earthly circumstances or what is in the earth is underneath her feet.  All earthly circumstances are in the sphere of the saints’ feet.

Re 19:15  And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

The word “rule” is to pastor.  By the voice of the Spirit, which is the sharp sword, the believer rules from her heavenly locale. The word of God serves as a rod made of iron. This spiritual iron by faith destroys all circumstances which are not of God. What is there that iron cannot destroy?

Mt 19:28  And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Regeneration is  defined as a “ genesis once again.”  In Genesis, God initially created. Everything was pristine and without sin. Regeneration is to bring back to another Genesis when all is created brand new and pristine.

Col 1:20  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

Reconciliation is the Greek word triad, “apokatallaso”.  Literally this is translated as ‘thoroughly exchanging one thing for another.’  All which is not of God has been thoroughly exchanged back to what Adam had before the fall. Reconciliation is absolutely harmony back with God’s original creation, His archetypes and prototypes of creation in their perfection. This was effected by the shalom peace which the shed blood of Christ’s cross brought.

Reconciliation gives the right for regeneration to recommence, or a “once again Genesis”.

Our co sitting on the throne of God is in the Greek aorist tense. The aorist describes an event realized in its absolute completion. Our co sitting with Christ on His throne is a completed event.

It is realized in heavenly places or in heavenly locations.  Our job is not to stand up in fear from our aorist place of co sitting upon the throne.

The throne is one which is made of glory. Glory is the genitive noun case. The genitive case designates possession. In other words, the throne of God is one made up of glory. The Christian from  heaven rules in and releases the glory of God. The church is uniquely engineered to reveal God’s glory, since it possesses it,  and can command it.

Lu 1:52  He hath put down (kathaeiro) the mighty (ablers) from their seats  (thrones), and exalted them of low degree.

2Co 10:5  Casting down (kathaeiro) imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

“ Hath put down” . Literally means to lift up something from somewhere to then pull it completely down.

From the throne, part of God’s work is to pull all things which have ability but are not from Him. This should be the work of the Christian. Everything which is not of God, but still has ability to bring negative results, the believer must pull down, mind you by the voice of God.

We see kathaeiro in Second Corinthians, and the work of the renewal of the mind.

The casting down here is in the present active participle. The participle tense is our verbs which finish in “ing” or continuing action  The active voice means that the person does the action. The renewing of our minds then is constant, continual, and by our co labor in the Lord, is our responsibility. Our minds must be renewed until every thought holds true to the thought life of Christ Himself.

Ac 2:30  Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

To raise up is to “up stand” or “stand up again” what was lying down. Sin has caused death and has caused us and things to lie down in the shadow of death.

The resurrection of Christ caused all that was dead to up stand or stand up again. The standing up again is then followed by the sitting down to reign. All that was dead in the Christian has been up stood when he became born again. We must know that Christ has given life to everything which was dead and lying down.

The work of sanctification of the Spirit of God is that we can rule from the throne now that we have stood up again from the dead.

Heb 1:8  But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

Greek: In addition, with reference to, or being directed, or of the Son (accusative case), the throne of you the God (nominative case) into the eon (accusative case) of the eon (genitive case)…..

Unto the Son:  “Unto” (Greek: Pros)

“Pros” is one of many Greek prepositions. It has a broad range of meanings. The bulk of its definition is “to be focused towards something, directed, of, and with reference to.”

The Son, in verse eight is in the noun accusative case. The accusative case is just what is says. One who is accused or has a finger pointed towards. The accused is the one who gets the verdict, the sentence, and the execution thereof. If we turn this around in a good way, the accused, receive all blessings, or is the repository, the depot, or the soccer net, where all good things end up into.

With reference to, or being directed or of the Son (accusative case).”

The Son is the container or repository of what comes next.

Next we find, “the throne of you the God” (nominative case).”

The nominative noun case establishes the position of the subject in the sentence. The subject is the one who carries out the action. Here it is the throne of God.

The last part our verse study reads: “into the eon (accusative case) of the eon (genitive case).

The genitive noun case establishes possession or belonging to. We can exposit this part of the verse as “the throne of you the God, is active, working and established into the eon (accusative) belonging to the eon, or forever.  Or God sits on a throne which is dynamic and operative forevermore!

Now let’s tie in the first part of verse eight.

In regards, reference or of the Son (accusative), the throne of you, the God (nominative), is dynamic and operative forevermore.

In reference to you Jesus Christ, your throne, God, is functional and operational forever.

We can agree Christ Jesus is The God who will reign upon a throne into all the succeeding ages which are possessed by eternity.

Heb 4:16  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Eph 3:12  In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

‘Boldly” the word parrhesia, is an external fearless and daring  confidence arising from a person who is internally free as to his nature. This is the freedom which God has given us and which a renewed mind manifests.  The key to functioning by faith is to ask and believe with this kind of boldness.

To obtain mercy is to get. God desires that we obtain and get for ourselves. Thus with fearlessness and a humble daring let us obtain and get what we need from our Heavenly Father who wants to give us much more than what we want to get.

The key is parrhesia.

Secondly, God wants us to find grace. To finds is to arrive at something that we stumble upon. In the things of God’s Spirit grace is something that is revealed, as are all things of God.

1 Cor 15:10  But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

Grace is God’s superhuman labor, or His labor, energizing in us. God call us to find His superhuman labor, or better yet ask God to reveal that labor. We learn to live out of the revelation of not only Christ but His superhuman labor.

Boldly get mercy and boldly find God’s superhuman labor at the foot of the throne which you are sitting on.

Heb 8:1  Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;

Majesty is the Greek “ great togetherness”. We are seated, now mind you in the aorist tense, on a throne made up of great togetherness and located in heavenly places.

Re 1:4  John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

“Superhuman labor to you and shalom peace from the One being…”

The believers by position are in a state of shalom peace and wholeness which God’s superhuman labors to manifest. We need to repent of all sin as God gives us light so that we can enter into the reality of shalom peace. Take it from me, I have lived it; where there is unrepentant sin, shalom peace and wholeness will not be fully ours.

The seven Spirits are before the throne and thus in view of the throne. The seven spirits of God are in view and accessible to the believer at all times. We have such power with our God. Lord, open our eyes!

Re 4:2  And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

To “set” is the word keimai. This word is something that is permanently placed, founded, or lies grounded somewhere. The landmark of any heavenly place is that the throne of God is always placed within its boundaries. Every time that you minister from a heavenly place, be sure that the Throne of God lies within it.  Find it and work from it.

“ And one sat” is in the present tense. Literally, God is continually sitting on His throne. He never gets up and wrings His hands in despair. Neither should us, since we continually sit on His throne with Him. This is faith.

Re 4:4  And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

Clothed in white raiment is in the perfect passive tense. This tense describes reality, existence and being. As to you and I, our present and eternal state is that we are clothed with the spotless white, pure, and sinless robes of Christ’s righteousness.

Re 4:5  And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

Proceeded”.  Continuously  flows out from it,  lightnings, thundering and voices.  The seven lamps of fire are torches continually burning in view before the throne. Can you imagine your current position in life? How do you see yourself? This is your new identity.

Re 4:6  And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

“Full of eyes.” Gemizo:  Engorged, replete and fully laden with eyes. This is the type of spiritual vision and discernment t which the saint of God has.

Re 5:6  And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

Seven Spirit of God sent forth: This is the word for apostle. The verb tense is in the perfect passive describing reality, existence or being. The Spirit of God has already been commissioned apostolically to every corner of our world. From the throne, the believer manages the affairs of the Holy Spirit who is already in an apostolic mission.

Re 7:10  And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

Salvation is literally, “ the saving”.  This is  a noun. The saving is a completed event. Yes, God saves us from day to day. The whole act of saving is done, however. As we rule with Christ for His throne, we must know that we are receiving from “ the saving.”

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The Bride of Christ


This teaching written ten years ago.

 

Apostles and Prophets

1 Corinthians 12:28  And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles,  then gifts of healings, helps,(“ taking up the cause”; to aid) governments, diversities of tongues.

The NT Church must have an apostolic and prophetic emphasis or mantle. This is because apostles and prophets are foundation layers in the church.

Eph 2:19  Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God.

Ephesians   2:20  And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

Foundation consisting in the apostles and prophets; Greek case of location: the building up of the church occurs IN what the apostles and prophets lay. The senior pastor must  have an apostolic mantle. The leadership staff must have an apostolic and prophetic vision of their local body.

This foundation, being the person of Christ revealed, to a specific local body through the logos and rhema word.  His direction, His will, wisdom, gifts, power.

Heb 11:10  For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder(technician, designer, architect or craftsman)and maker(worker for the masses; the one who does the physical construction) is God.

1Co 3:10  According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise ( SOPHOS or one who builds by the patterns of God coming out of mysteries) masterbuilder (architect), I have laid ( I have established and fixed in place) (PERFECT TENSE)  the foundation, and another buildeth( CONTINUALLY BUILDS UPON IT) thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

Re 21:14  And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

The article (“The) not before prophets shows that apostles and prophets are of the same kind of people.

2Pe 3:2  That ye may be mindful of the( RHEMA) words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

We see another reason apostles and prophets are of vital importance to a local congregation.  Both, as we have said, are called to reveal the Person of Christ.  In Second Peter three and two, the emphasis is on the rhema words of the prophets and the commandments of the apostles. The revelation of the Person of Christ, through the mouths of prophets, is more geared in realm of the progression of time.  The prophet reveals Christ and His purposes in the local body from moment to moment as the circumstances and the affairs of the church call for it.

The prophet also supplies direction, vision, and guidance for a local body.

The apostolic ministers reveal the Person of Christ, in relationship to the foundation of the written word.

The NT church is the Bride of Christ.

The preparation of the Bride of Christ will usher in His Second Coming.

Rev 19:7  (AV) Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. (Aorist active Indicative) Tense of absolute completion

The NT is God’s Receptacle or Funneling Ground where He Funnels all that He is and Has

Ephesians 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us  (Greek accusative case ; to funnel into) with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

Eph 1:7  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us (Greek accusative case; to funnel into) in all wisdom and prudence;

God funnels all into the church by means of His riches.

The riches are in a mystery form inside of Christ. As Christ is revealed, these riches are revealed along with Him. The revealed Christ becomes the foundation of the local church upon where it builds upon.

His riches then are known instrumentally by the church, and are located within the church itself.

The revealed Christ becomes the object of the church.  The church grows into Christ in all things. This is the internal growth of the church.

Many churches  grows up into things; blessings, prosperity, programs.  Its growth is lopsided.

Joh 12:32  And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

The external growth of the church is to thrust or propel Christ in His invisible riches outside of the church via spiritual gifts as visible glory. The church then becomes a center of revival in the community where it is placed.

The church is transformed as it sees the revealed  man of the Spirit, Christ Jesus in its midst.

The world is transformed as it sees the revealed spiritual man Christ Jesus in the church. This is revival.

The NT Church is the Fullness of God  (The Store House of God’s Invisible Riches located in Mysteries Within the Church which make up the Person of Christ)

Eph 1:22  And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

23  Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Eph 4:13  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness  of Christ:

Fullness: What is the Coca Cola?  Is it the bottle, or is it the liquid inside of it?  It is that brown, sweet, delightful liquid that we gulp down and enjoy.  So what is this fluid called Coca Cola made of?  It is made up of every ingredient that is perfectly mixed in its required quantities and precise order, to lawfully recognize and labeled it as this reality that is Coca Cola. This is the fullness of Coca Cola!  The fullness of Coca Cola is the very essence and nature of this liquid, which makes it to be Coca Cola and nothing else.

Mysteries are the doctrines of God’s patterns, blueprints and administrations of His kingdom, will, and counsels.  They are also the Christ and the riches, blessings, and treasures, of God deposited inside of Him.

They are manifested through revelation knowledge, and glorify or make God visible.

God has deposited IN THIS MYSTERY FORM, His fullness, or His inheritance within the realm or sphere of His saints.

The fullness of God is the revealed Christ.

The Mode of God’s Fullness

Through revelation knowledge this inheritance becomes revealed and becomes one of God’s riches within us. The revelation of a mystery is our understanding of a portion of God’s inheritance. The church manifests the invisible riches of God into the external world through spiritual gifts, making any one of His riches visible in the mode of glory.

God has funneled all the riches of his grace into the church, and then makes known and manifests this mystery through the church so that the fullness of the God’s glory may be manifested through the church by spiritual gifts and ministries as glory.

Praise is produced through mankind back to God as His the glory manifested through the saints.

Glory is the God’s mode to make His riches becoming visible.

 1 Cor 12:6  And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

Different riches are manifested through the different operations of God.  Operations are effective displays of God’s power through the believer to effectively transfer the riches from inside the believer to the external world in accordance to the specific ministerial circumstances.

The transferred riches, which inside the believer were part of God’s inheritance in a mystery form, now empowered externally by the operations of God are made visible as the glory of God.

The NT Church Is Fitly Joined Together (Setting the Fullness of God in the Proper Place in the Church)

1Pe 2:5  Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Eph 1:21  In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple( Holy of Holies) in the Lord:

22  In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

“Fitly framed together” pertains to the placing the people of the church where they belong as to their charismatic gifts, callings and ministries, just as rooms and furniture are placed where they belong in a building.

The church is built-up through the use of spiritual gifts, ministries, and callings. To “fitly frame together” is the effective operations of all ministries by all members within a local assembly.

Joining, cementing, and fitting together to form a building must take place, so that the building can then be raised up.  The joining, cementing and fitting of believers must likewise take place.

The fitly framed people become the fitly framed building that grows unto a The Holy of Holies of the Lord.

Ephesians 4:16  From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working (Energy) in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

The church grows as each member within the local body supplies his or her part in accordance to the spiritual gifts and ministries, which the Lord has given to each of them.  “Every joint supplieth.”

By every joint (believer) yielding nourishment and working to its ( his or her)  peak  spiritual performance, and by means of every contact, furnished by every believer, this supplies the body of the knowledge of the revealed Christ.

“Every joint of supply” “To supply” is defined as furnishing a chorus liberally with all that it needs. Every joint of supply is each member of a local body as he or she effectively supplies the revelation of the Son of God through their ministries to manifest the Spirit.

EVERY” parishioner has the responsibility to work within a congregation at his or her “PEAK LEVEL OF SPIRIT LED PERFORMANCE”.  This requires uncompromising obedience to God, and dedication to the local body

According to the working in due measure of each several part .  Greek paraphrase: The revelation of Christ is limited to the energy (that will make His revelation fully operational) put forth by the measure and quality of the “measure of supply” through the parishioners’ charismatic ministries.

Philemon 1:6  That the communication of thy faith may become effectual(energized) by the acknowledging( full and precise knowledge) of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

The  NT Church Must be Knit Together (Revealing the Fullness of God Inside the Church)

 Col 2:2  That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement( full and precise knowledge) of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ.

The knitting together comes as the members of the local church are “fitly framed together” into a proper building for the Lord through the ministries and callings of every person.

Christ then will be revealed in the church through the ministries of the congregation, and will bring the local body into the spiritual riches that are created  by the confidence of  fully understanding of the correct revelation of Christ.  This is the full assurance of understanding

The revealed Person of Christ is whom the church grows internally into all things.

The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ allows for an assembly to grow up into Him in all things.  The revealed Person of Christ becomes its model, pattern, or example.  Growing up into Christ allows the saints within the church to achieve the same maturity that Christ has in the very thing that they grow fully into Him in.  The church is the only institution that allows for people to grow fully in to Christ in all things.  Growing up into our example makes us like our example.

The revealed Person of Christ within the church is then propelled outside the church via spiritual gifts as visible glory. This is the Christ that will draw all men unto Himself. This is revival.

God’s Apple Pie

Do you remember in elementary school  teachers using the example of an apple pie cut into eight pieces?  They would use this to help us comprehend fractions.  Every piece of the sliced pie would now become 1/8 of the pie.  Four pieces would be equal ½; seven pieces would be 7/8; and the eight pieces together would make the whole of the pie.

The fullness of the Lord and His manifested glory in just the same way.  The church is the apple pie.  If only one member of the church displays the fullness of the Lord, the assembly will manifest only 1/8 of his glory.   If half of church’s members are holding to their responsibility to be filled with the Spirit, that local body will manifest 1/2 of God’s glory.  Displaying the fullness of the Lord takes the active participation of every member in a local body.

Many of our present church models and strategies are incorrect in that they encourage many to become pew sitters, and very few to participate and minister.  Truly then, only a small fraction of the Lord’s glory is displayed in our local assemblies.

The Fellowship of the Mystery: (God Calls His Church Out of His Glory to Participate in His Gifts, Ministries and Callings)

Exodus 16:10  And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.

11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

Numb 20:6  And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them.

7  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

God speaks to His people out of His glory

Eph 3:8  Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

9  And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Out of His Glory, as the revealed Person of Christ is manifested through the fitly joining together and knitting together of the church, God speaks to His church and calls it into participation with Him whether it be into deliverance, revelation of gifts or life time callings.  This is the fellowship of the mystery.

The more revelation, the more will be the fellowship of the mystery and the greater will be the participation of the congregation in the glory of God via spiritual

The NT Church is a Man; The Man Christ Jesus

Eph 4:13  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

The church becomes THE MAN Christ Jesus, which internally the church grows into in all things, and externally in the world draws all people unto THE MAN, Christ Jesus. The church as a full-grown man can fully bring forth the glory of God and subsequent revival.

Joh 12:32  And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me

Understanding the Energy and Power of God Available to us to propel the Fullness of God Revealed Christ (GLORY) into the World by the Church:

REVIVAL!!!

Eph 1:7  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

Wisdom – the revealed will of God as a blueprint or pattern coming out of a mystery.

Prudence- Executing that will step by step by the voice of the Spirit

1Co 12:11  But all these worketh (energizes) that one and the selfsame Spirit, (Spirit led works) dividing to every man severally as he will. (as he counsels)

Eph 3:7  (AV) Whereof I was made a minister (a minister ministering in spiritual gifts), according to the gift of the grace (labor) of God given unto me by the effectual working (energy) of his power.

Phillip 2:13  (AV) For it is God which worketh (is energizing) in you both to will and to do (energize) of his good pleasure.

Ephesians 4:16  From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working (Energy) in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Spiritual Gifts: (God’s Manifested Operations)

The Avenue to Propel The Riches of God Outside the Church

I Cor 12:4  Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

5  And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

6  And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

1 Cor 12:6  (AV) And there are diversities of operations (the end product of what God energized), but it is the same God which worketh (energizing) all in all.

1 Cor 12:10  (AV) To another the working(the end product of what God energized) of miracles ( dunamis powers); to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

The saints are the element in which God’s riches are deposited, energized, and made known as riches in the mode of glory.

The transferred riches, which inside the believer were part of God’s inheritance, now empowered externally by the operations of God are made visible as the glory of God.

Praise is produced through mankind back to God as the glory is manifested through the saints.  Glory is God’s mode to make His riches becoming visible. The final purpose and calling of the church is to make God and His riches visible.

Different riches are manifested through the different operations of God.  Operations are effective displays of God’s power through the believer to effectively transfer the riches from inside the believer to the external world in accordance to the specific ministerial circumstances. These operations are what energize spiritual gifts.

The invisible works of the kingdom become visible through the spiritual gifts.

The charismatic gifts, and the signs and the wonders, are the outward display of the energy that Christ puts forth or releases as He labors within us (GRACE).  They are displayed as operations.  Charismatic gifts, and signs and wonders are the totally effective and fully operational works of the invisible kingdom.

What makes them fully operational is that through the energizing power of God they carry out in our physical world what God intended for them to perform and what they were already in the invisible supernatural world.

The Small Groups Model: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER!!

Romans 16:5  Likewise greet the church that is in their  house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.

1 Corinthians 16:19  The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

Colossians 4:15  Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house

Philemon 1:2  And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house

In these meetings, spiritual gifts are discovered. Spiritual gifts inventories can be used to discover gifts.

People also become set free through personal ministry.

In these meetings the church becomes fitly joined together.

People have an opportunity to use their gifts and develop their ministries.

As these groups become fitly joined together, then they become knit together unto the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ.

Christ becomes revealed and the parishioners begin to grow into the revealed Person of Christ.

This revelation of Christ is then thrust out by the power of God via spiritual gifts as His glory into the community.  This is the definition of revival.

New Testament Church Theory Part Two


Mysteries are the doctrines of God’s patterns and administrations of His kingdom, will, and counsels.  They are also the Christ and the riches, blessings, and treasures, of God deposited inside of Him.

They are brought to life through revelation knowledge, and display the scriptural patterns or the economy of God’s kingdom.

Christ also dwells in a mystery form within us. Within Him dwell of God’s riches, treasures and blessings. As He is revealed out from a mystery form these things are revealed along with Him.

As we have discussed before, the Person of Christ has within Himself all the treasures and riches of who God is, and of what He possesses.

These treasures, the Greek scriptures tell us, are undetectable, un- searchable, and unreachable through all of our fleshly efforts.

Only through a spirit of revelation into the mystery of the Person of Christ can these treasures be manifested out to the body through the preaching of the gospel.

The purpose of this revelation is to make everyone else within the local body aware as to what is their part, participation, share, and calling into the riches of Christ is.

They are manifested through revelation knowledge, and glorify or make God visible.

God has deposited IN THIS MYSTERY FORM, His fullness, or His inheritance within His saints.

Through revelation knowledge this inheritance becomes revealed and becomes one of God’s riches within us. The revelation of a mystery is our understanding of a portion of God’s inheritance. We carry out the riches of God into the external world through spiritual gifts, making any one of His riches visible in the mode of glory.

8   Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

Wisdom has to do with God’s will, ways, and timing.  Prudence is carrying out this wisdom “in the Spirit.” God’s labor in us produces His will, His ways, and timing.  Prudence causes us to walk step by step in Christ’s labor.  This is termed to walk in the Spirit.

God’s superhuman labor, also termed as grace, takes from His inheritance in us, which is His fullness, reveals it from its mystery form and displays it via spiritual gifts through us as His riches.

Praise is produced through mankind back to God of the glory manifested through the saints.  Glory is the God’s mode to make His riches becoming visible. The greatest purpose and calling of the church is to make God and His riches visible.

Different riches are manifested through the different operations of God.  Operations are effective displays of God’s power through the believer to effectively transfer the riches from inside the believer to the external world in accordance to the specific ministerial circumstances.

The transferred riches, which inside the believer were part of God’s inheritance in a mystery form, now empowered externally by the operations of God are made visible as the glory of God.

The normal mode of God’s labor in us as we walk in prudence is to produce abundance and superabundance.

God has funneled all the riches of his grace into us, and then makes known and manifests this mystery through the church so that the fullness of the God’s glory may be manifested through the church.

The revelations of riches are limited by operation in wisdom and prudence.

The apostolic anointing must function on the fact that ministry is not to be placed in the hands of a few but in the hands of the body.  The fullness of the Person of Christ Jesus can only be revealed by the fullness of the ministries of the body. The church must be a school

The apostle and the prophet both reveal FROM A MYSTERY FORM, the wisdom of God, and the Person of Christ in whom all of God’s treasures and riches dwell.

Eph 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

 Eph 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, (instrumentality) and in you all. (Domain and location)

Biblical baptism always entails the imbuement or submersion of one object into a second object. The submergence or immersion of the first item into a second item places the first item into the location or inside the world or domain where the second item resides.

Once, within the sphere of the second item’s world, this latter one can now exercise its influence back upon the first one, even to the point of changing the first item to resemble it, by permeating it with its qualities and characteristics.

The effect of the second item working its effect and influence back through to the first item as it permeates it and changes it is called the instrumentality of the second object.

Ephesians 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us

All of God’s fullness is permanently resident within Christ, and Christ resides within His saints.

Spiritual gifts are used to take portions of God’s inheritance that we now know as His riches, energize them with His dunamis power, and make them visible as riches in glory. The fullness of God, which God now deposited in the saints, becomes the inheritance.

Ephesians 1:23  Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

The church is His body, and has been with God’s fullness or His inheritance in a mystery form to make His glory fully visible.

Glory, is the revelation, first, of God’s glory within the believer in the IMAGE of CHRIST, so that this it can then be fully manifested through the church in the mode of glory into a lost and dying world via spiritual gifts.

The action of God’s fullness when unhindered is to fill every part of every believer with His glory, and then to fill every aspect of the whole world with His glory, utilizing the church.

As we walk in the will and prudence of God we understand more and more the mysteries found within the labor of Christ that pertains to His will.

The revelation of a mystery is our understanding of a part of God’s inheritance. Our understanding of a mystery becomes one of God’s riches. We carry out the riches of God into the external world through one a spiritual gift resulting in God’s glory.

The more that we understand the mystery of His will, and execute in the riches that make God visible the more that we will live in the superabundance of God.

Obedience, riches, revelation, participation, through the fellowship of the mystery, the work of the ministry, building up into more revelation, more riches and so forth. This is the unending function of the church.

9  That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

A dispensation is defined as the administration or the management of a house or property.  In God’s management or administration that focuses on the fullness of times, He will sum up all things into and for Himself.

God uses His saints, His church, to make manifest, progressively known, and effectively operational within the universe the ongoing activity and consummation of this part of His administration.

For this purpose we have received the fullness of God, His inheritance in us, so that through us may be manifested, and may be made operational this part of God’s administration in the saints.

The purpose of manifesting God’s glory to the universe through the church is that God may be progressively known, as the church walks in prudence, by the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that in this knowledge of God by the church, He might gather in one all things in Christ.

God uses His saints, His church, to make manifest, progressively known, and effectively operational within the universe the ongoing activity and consummation of this part of His administration.

Ephesians 1:17  That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

 Eph 1:18  The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

The saints are the element in which God’s fullness is deposited, energized and made known as riches in the mode of glory. The manifestation of God’s glory is the effective external manifestation of God as gather in one all things in Christ.

The hope of the calling is the call and invitation of God that is received with total obedience. When the call is received with obedience and ministry is accomplished in oneness and identicalness to the Spirit it becomes an effectual call, or a call that is full of the powerful energy of God to make it effective, operational and carry out what it is supposed to do through us.

The hope of our calling becomes a reality through each saint’s obedient response to the call of God.  The hope of our calling is based then upon an effectual call; or to those to whom God’s call has come with effect.  It is the call of God to a believer or church that has been answered by a totally obedient response.

When the call is received with obedience, it becomes an effectual call or a call that is full of the powerful energy of God to make it effective, operational and carry out what it is supposed to carry out through the saint.

The transferred riches, which inside the believer were part of God’s inheritance, now empowered externally by the operations of God are made visible as the glory of God.

Only the revelation of God’s mysteries in Christ establishes the church.  The mysteries of God contain the prototype and archetypes of all that God has for humanity in their pre sin state. Christ is the prototype of every type of creation of God. In Him also dwell all the prototypes and archetypes of God’s creation in mystery forms. This is why the revelation of Christ is crucial. The more that Christ is revealed the more that all other prototypes of God are revealed with Him. As they are revealed Christ also manifests the prototypes as realities by fully working them out in the believer.  This is His responsibility. Revelation and working out. Revelation comes by the renewing of the mind.

To work out out is to thoroughly accomplish. It is to bring to a successful execution, producing result and fruit. One does not leave a stone unturned, or fail to complete when working out.  To work out is Strong’s number 2716.

I am amazed that many of the examples of working out have to do with sin and its effects in mankind.

Ro 7:8  But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought <2716> in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

Ro 7:13  Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working <2716> death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.

Ro 7:15  For that which I do <2716> I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

Ro 7:17  Now then it is no more I that do <2716> it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

Ro 7:20  Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do <2716> it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

2Co 4:17  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh <2716> for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

2Co 7:10  For godly sorrow worketh <2716> repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh <2716> death.

2Co 7:11  For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought <2716> in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

We observe God working out His prototypes and archetypes which are locked in the Son of His love, Jesus Christ.

 2Co 5:5  Now he that hath wrought <2716> us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.

Ro 15:18  For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath <2716> not wrought <2716> by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,

2Co 12:12  Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought <2716> among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

Eph 6:13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done <2716> all, to stand.

Php 2:12  Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out <2716> your own salvation with fear and trembling.

13  For it is God which worketh ( energize) in you both to will and to do ( energize)  of his good pleasure.

What is energized by the church are the archetypes and prototypes of God’s creation before the fall of Adam.

Praise to God is extracted by this revealed glory in the sphere of the saints.

The normal mode of God’s labor in us as we walk in prudence is to produce abundance and superabundance.  In proportion to how we follow Christ’s labor in us in wisdom and prudence is the same proportion we will live in the realm of  “SPIRITUAL AND NOT USUALLY MATERIAL” abundance and superabundance.  This is the normal mode of God’s operation.

Eph 4:11  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

 Eph 4:12  For(INTO THE FELLOWSHIP) the perfecting of the saints( mended, repaired, furnished and equipped) for(INTO) the work of the ministry,(INTO THE MINISTRY AS PERTAINING TO GIFTINGS, MINISTRIES AND CALLINGS) for the edifying of the body of Christ:

 He gave the five-fold ministry as gifts. To bring all the members of the church to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ so that we may come into the unity of the faith.

Through them all the members should be made capable of performing their several parts for the church may be built up in its completeness.    For the purpose of furnishing every believer for their particular service and their particular contribution in building up Christ’s body.   It is the view to the full equipping of the saints.  Only then can the fullness of the glory of God be brought.

Perfecting:   to mend as mending the holes in a fisherman’s net.

Matthew 4:21  And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending  their nets; and he called them.

To outfit, equip, repair.

The equipping is to put every believer into the particular work of his or her office or ministry.  It is the endowment of believers in any local assembly with all that they spiritually require to become fully equipped and successfully carry out their ministries and callings.

Believers must be mended, repaired, furnished and equipped, and then be raised up so that they can bring forth the glory of the Lord through their ministries, whether in their local assembly, or in the mission field. This is the function of any local body.

This is why I say that the church should run much more as a school, and much less as a place where pew sitters come to hear a sermon. Home churches

“For the work of the ministry” . Our Greek text reads really like this. “Into the work of ministries and offices.”

This believer now, who has been equipped for his or her particular ministry can now in turn supply their specific contribution to the building up of the body of Christ.

Eph 4:13  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man(the church is the spiritual man, Christ Jesus), unto the measure of the stature of the fullness (the whole essence of God) of Christ:

In verse thirteen the Greek word “unity” is defined as unanimity. This refers to harmony that has been created through agreement on spiritual issues.  For us to achieve practical unity as believers upon on earth, we must reach a point of spiritual unanimity.  This is an issue of the spirit.  We must become one in spirit.  I believe that unanimity of the faith can be only achieved through believers that have allowed the cross of Christ to touch and transform every part of their lives.  As the cross of Christ kills off what is of the old nature, the Lord Jesus is revealed and created in the believer.  Unanimity or unity comes about because there is the “One and Same Man Christ Jesus” created in all of us.  Unity among believers, is really unity into the revelation of the same Person Jesus Christ dwelling in each of us.

“and of the knowledge of the Son of God” .  Here we find the same word “epiginosko;” the complete, thorough and accurate knowledge.

“unto ( or into) a perfect man.”  This is why is says that the church is man. Who is this perfect man?  This man is no one else than Christ Jesus Himself.  The word perfect describes a fully-grown man.  Unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ is the description of what makes this man perfect.

The measure of the height or stature of the perfections of Christ, is this perfect man. The church, made up of believers must represent this perfect man.

Until we arrive at, or attain to.  All members must come to their proper unity and maturity.

Oneness of faith in Christ, and into a full and exact knowledge of the Son of God.

Participation and peak efficiency in ministry brings us into a mutual vision, and understanding of our faith in Christ or the particulars of our walk with Christ.   Our comprehension and oneness in the particulars of our walk with Christ brings us into an oneness of revelation of the Christ.

The glory of God is displayed through the efficiency and activity of each members, obedience and ministry before God.

The person of Christ is revealed in the local body and this brings us into a and exact knowledge of the son of God.

The fullness of the knowledge of the Son fills that body with all of His fullness.

As the fullness of Christ is revealed and we come to know and understand, we all grow up into the maturity of God.  A perfect man is a full-grown man. The church as a full-grown man can fully bring forth the glory of God and subsequent revival.

2Co 3:18  But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

 The church is transformed as it sees the revealed spiritual man Christ Jesus in its midst.

The world is transformed as it sees the revealed spiritual man Christ Jesus in the church.

Romans 15:25  Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

 Romans 16:26  But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

Greek: The prophetic scriptures (or by the same token, words of prophecy) reveal the Person of Christ who dwells within us in a mystery form.  Christ must be preached in this way.  The revelation of both His Person, and the gospel, is what establish us in the faith.  The reason Christ is revealed through prophetic preaching is to cause the nations to become saved and to obey Him.  This obedience is one that is by faith.

God has the ability to strengthen you, and to make you firm and fast in your faith, (by my gospel and the preaching of the Person of Jesus Christ) only in proportion to the revelation of the mystery (which is the revealed Person of Christ.)

Christ is revealed through the prophetic scriptures (prophets and prophecy reveal Christ) by the commandment of the everlasting God.  This revelation of Christ is made known unto all the nations so that Christ may be obeyed by faith.

Praise is produced through mankind back to God of the glory manifested through the saints.  Glory is the God’s mode to make His riches becoming visible. The greatest purpose and calling of the church is to make God and His riches visible.

Different riches are manifested through the different operations of God.  Operations are effective displays of God’s power through the believer to effectively transfer the riches from inside the believer to the external world in accordance to the specific ministerial circumstances.

The transferred riches, which inside the believer were part of God’s inheritance in a mystery form, now empowered externally by the operations of God are made visible as the glory of God.

The Sign Of The Apostle


Acts 4:32  And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

 33  And with great power gave ( apodidomi) the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

An apostle gives witness of the resurrection of the risen Christ.

The apostle gives back the witness of the resurrection as something that is his obligation or duty. The Greek word is apodidomi.  It is defined as paying back a debt an obligation or an oath. Between married couples it’s the fulfillment of conjugal duties.

Many want to be called apostles, but are they, broken, humbled and dead to self so that Christ can be magnified through them?

2Co 13:4  For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall  live with him by the power of God toward you.

The apostle lives from the dunamis power of God as a tree lived from its roots.

Dunamis power is power in ability. For someone to live, not from his own power, but from another’s, a deep work must occur. Trust in one’s ability and confidence must be broken. Because, dunamis power, is power in ability, an apostle’s ability, has been taken to the cross.  He now lives from the ability of God.

Acts 6:10  And they were not able ( ischus) to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.

The opponents of God had absolutely no inward strength of spirit to take a stand against  Steven.  This is the resurrection power abiding in the apostle.

Ischus, is resident, indwelling or inherent power. God works out of ischus, which manifests as dominion. Is your own inherent power and confidence taken to the cross and now the resident power of another, mainly God, dwells in you?

Acts 9:22  But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.

Saul, later Paul, was more and more filled with God’s power and was continuously strengthened. (Imperfect tense or continual action.)

Saul was continually energized in God’s ability.

He threw into disorder and the perplexing of mind the enemies of God through the display of God’s power.

The apostle has his roots deeply in God’s power. He has recognized his weakness and inability.

Acts 6:4  But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

It is not pleasant or agreeable that we would leave, abandon or forsake the word of God.

 Greek: “Never pleasing it is for us to leave the word.  But we to the office of prayer and the word will be constantly devoted.  It is not fitting that we hold or neglect the word of God, to occupy ourselves with the distribution of food.”

Daily time in prayer and the Word is indispensible to the apostle. God is not a Facebook God. By that I mean, God does use Facebook, but not its shortcuts. Better said, God is not a God of shortcuts. We live in shortcut society, but God is not like that. Do you want a shortcut relationship with the Living God?

Acts 5:28  Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.

29  Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God and not men.

To be persuaded to obey God as ruler than to submit to an earthly authority.  It is the necessity in this case, or necessary, that we obey God and not men.

God is not politically correct. A politically correct world fears man and his opinions. The Christian must never fall into the fear or man, but stand up for what is right in God’s eyes.

 1 Cor 4:9  For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

The apostle becomes a man exhibited, or to be gazed at.

10  We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

We are buck heads, called stupid for Christ’s sake.  We are strength less, impotent.

You have ischus or inner confidence.  We are base or of little esteem and without honor.

11  Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;

12  And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

13  Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.

God has exhibited, showed off, and exposed to view.

We are maltreated.  We are dirt rubbed off, or the rinsing off of dirty dishes.

We are fools for Christ; we are frail and infirm; we are those whom no one respects; we are hungry, we are scantily clothed; we are maltreated; we have no fixed home, and we labor to the point of exhaustion.

1 Cor 15: 30  And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?

31  I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily

Be in danger and put in peril.  “Living dangerously as I do.”

Or living my life for the Lord in such a way that I am put in peril every hour.

2 Cor 1:8  For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:

Excessively we were burdened beyond our power. We have to depend daily on God’s power and provision.

To be pressed out of measure: It is a throwing beyond magnitude. The Greek says that according to a hyper state Paul was burdened.  Anything that is hyper is excessive, off the charts, and moves fast. The trials of the apostle are hyper so that his whole trust becomes centered on the Lord and not his.

We were utterly at loss, destitute of measures and resources. Once again, she who will display God’s resurrection life is brought to destitution of earthly measures and resources, so that the work, the resources and the glory will be God’s.

9  But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead ( corpses)

Whether on asking myself, should I die or whether I should come out of mortal peril, I  had to answer, “I must die”.  This is the Greek definition of the sentence of death. It is a judicial sentence of death and the sentence of death which any apostle owns. This is a pre requisite to live in the power of God.

To trust in God who is raising the corpses.

10  Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

2Cor 4:7  But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

In the breaking of the earthen vessel is the light revealed. The apostle is a clay vessel, broken,  so that God’s Spirit is revealed. This is accomplished by the cross. The 21st century church must go back to the cross if is to be relevant.

Who will live and preach the cross in 21 st century America? God is looking for those who will.

The divine light is the inspiration and guidance of the apostolic ministry.  The power is the property of God.

2Cor 4:8  We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Troubled: Contracted, straightened, and squeezed on every side.  We are pressed closely, but not cramped. Are you straightened and constrained so that prayer, the Bible and God are your daily resources for the answers that you need?

Pressed on every side yet not straitened.

Perplexed: Not finding a way out.

Despair: We are perplexed but not utterly perplexed.

9  Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

Persecuted- pursued

Forsaken: We are no left in an evil bind.  Pursued by enemies but not left in their power.  Though smitten down by enemies, yet we are not killed.

10  Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

11     For we which live are always delivered unto death ( thanatos)for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

We are always surrendered and yielded to the thanatos or the process of death. This is a continual death to our will, ability, confidence, so that all is placed in God.

12  So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

Death is actively energized and efficient in us. This is death to self, mainly.

It is always mighty in the apostolic calling.  This death is for the benefit of others, so that the powerful life of Christ may shine through the apostle.

2 Cor 4:16  For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

To rot thoroughly being disabled or being brought to decay, consumed, or ruin.

2Cor 5:13  For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.

Be out of our mind, out of my wits or insane.

Or be at our right mind.  Moderated as to opinion or passion. If Paul exceeds the bounds of moderation it is in his moods of highest devotion, when he is pouring out his soul to God; and prudence towards his converts.

The apostle loses all earthly reputation.  A good reputation before God and man is vital. The loss of reputation which is needed is the one who seeks the selfish approval of man. It’s the approval of the “man pleaser.”

If you want the approval of man, you will not be free to work in God’s glory.  The glory of God demands continual obedience to the voice of the Spirit. This freedom is found in being a fool for Christ. Only a fool in the eyes of man, is free enough, not to regard criticism, so that she may step out and walk on the waters of God’s glory.

14  For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

Constraineth: Not urging or driving us, but shutting us up to one line and purpose, as in a narrowed wall road.

Does the love of God for others shut you out from other things, compelling you to follow one narrow road and one purpose of serving them?

2Cor 6:3  Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

Not even one occasion of sin or offense.  No occasion for stumbling.

Do we ask God to rid us of anything that causes our brother and sister to stumble through un dealt things in our lives?

4  But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

Much steadfastness, constancy and endurance.

Approving, exhibiting or demonstrating or standing near.

Greek: In narrowness of room and space, in anguish, oppression, and distress.

5  In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;

In toils, pains, labors, trouble weariness. Instability, confusion and disorder.

6  By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

Purity: Chastity, uprightness of life. That is to be blameless in all things. To have nothing in our lives where the devil can point an accusatory finger at us.

The word devil, or diabolos, is one who thoroughly hurls. The devil is the “master accusation hurler.”  Do we hurl accusations and have un forgiveness towards our brothers and sisters?

Kindness: moral excellence, character or demeanor.

Love unfeigned.  Without dissimulation.

Slowness to avenge wrong.

7  By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

8  By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;

Evil and good report: Through well speaking and ill speaking.

Are you mature enough not to get offended when someone unjustly speaks ill of you?  A great evil in the church lingers as many get easily offended and leave.

Paul tells us that he suffered  from the  condition of one who was defamed and had an  ill repute among some.

Paul was accused of being one who mislead  others into corruption.  Yet, Paul, was always genuine and pure. This is an evil report. Can you handle an evil report and not pack up and leave?

2Cor 12:15  And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved. 

  I will very gladly incur personal expense for your Christian well-being.  I will pour my very soul out for your progress in the faith.  I will exhaust myself by spending and using myself up for your spiritual maturing in Christ.

Is this part of your ministry for the sake of the body of Christ? If you are not there yet, because God is working in your life, is this your goal?

9  As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;

Paul, was many times one who was unknown, yet thoroughly known by those who loved him. So much for the fame and glory of modern day apostles! LOL!

10  As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

As nothing having and yet all things possessing. What about the prosperity message that says that if you are a child of God, you will always have lots of money and things!

1 Corinthians 4:13  Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth(As soap being rinsed off from dirty plates) of the world, and are the offscouring (scrapings of food thrown away) of all things unto this day.

Apostolic Ministry

Romans1:5  By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

Set apart to preach the gospel of and from God.

The apostleship promotes obedience to the faith and make disciples for Christ’s sake among the nations

Rom 11:13  For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:

To hold in honor, magnify my office and lay great stress on our ministries.  I do my ministry honor.

Are you focused on the ministry which God gave to you, to continually develop it?

Cor1:1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

Paul a divinely summoned and divinely appointed ambassador belonging to Christ Jesus, through God’s determining will.  Divinely called, invited, appointed.

An apostle is divinely sent.

The apostle’s reputation, life and desires take a second place to the purposes of the One who sent him. This is what an ambassador does.

The emphasis on the commission lies in the hands of the author, being God.

No one can be sent except the one who is under orders.

1Cor 9:1 Am I not an apostle? am I not free?  Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?

 2  If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.

The apostle must see the resurrected Lord with a discerning eye, or the revelation of the Spirit.

Gal 1:1  Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

Paul, is an apostle not from men as a source of his ministry or his open doors.

Not raised up by men but by Jesus Christ

Thus the apostle never intends to please man outside of God’s will, but to please God who chose and raised him up.  Not pleasing man but a bond slave of God is the life of the apostle.

Eph 1:1  Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

 Col 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,

The apostle proclaims the will of God because He lives in the will of God. No one can preach about God’s will if she does not live it first.

1Tim 1:1  Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

He can proclaim God’s commandments with authority, because the apostle lives in and under the commandments of God.

2Tim:1  Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;

In accordance with the faith of God’s chosen out ones with a precise and full knowledge of the truth, this is in accordance with piety or godliness towards God.

There is a standard of faith for God’s elect.  The revelation of the Person of Christ in the measure of the stature of His fullness is the church’s standard of faith.  The apostle stimulates and promotes the faith of God’s chosen ones, by revealing the mysteries of God which leads to the revelation of Christ.

The apostle leads the church into the correct discernment, recognition and participation of the truth, which belongs to and harmonizes with what tends to godliness.  He must live in that accurate recognition and participation of the truth first.

With the promise of life goes the provision for its proclamation.  Hence the apostle in proclaiming that you and I shall live through Christ is an apostle according to the very proclamation of the resurrection life. Obviously, the apostle lives in Christ’s resurrection life.

Mark 6:30 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.

The Lord’s presence and spending time with the Lord is central to the apostle’s life.

Mark 9:41  For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward

Luke 10:16  He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.

 The apostle lives in union and oneness with the Lord, through the principle of death and resurrection.

 John 6:57  As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

John 8:42  Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

 Total dependency upon the Lord.  The apostle is broken  from her own strength and confidence and lives out of the strength and the power of God.

Her whole existence is sustained and originates through her relationship with the Heavenly Father.

John 12:49  For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

John 14:24  He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.

Union and oneness with the Lord through life and death.

The apostle lives out of the presence of God.

The authority and the commissioning of her daily life is grounded in the Father.

The apostle has no personal influence on the inner form of her commission.  She is brought under the will of God who destroys her autonomy, or a spirit of independence, through the works of the cross.

The apostle is lawfully charged to represent Jesus and His cause.

The apostle as a  bondservant stands under the jurisdiction to his master and derives from Him all that he is and all that he needs.

Fullness of the Spirit is proportional , as it is indispensable for commissioning with the full credentials and authority of the Father Himself. An ambassador must work with the full credentials, backing and resources of the country which sent him.

The closer the contact with Jesus the more effective will be the apostleship.

John 5:36  But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.

The apostle’s work originates in God.  It is so done with the full authority of God and in signs and wonders, especially if the apostle is a clean vessel.

Tit 1:5  For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order(epidiorthoo) the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:

Ac 14:23  And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

To set straight besides or after.  To arrange what was left after Paul’s departure.

Epidiorthoo: This is as the word orthodontist, or one who sets teeth straight.

The things that are wanting are the things that are failing, lagging or, inferior. Do you  have this type of care for your church?

Ordain:  To appoint or set down in every office.

Revelatory Ministry of Apostles

Eph 2:19  Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

20  And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

21  In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

The spiritual building of the church is built up in, or on the foundation which the prophets and apostles have revealed.  This foundation is the Person of Christ.

Many churches do not build upon the revealed Person of Christ,  and His will and purposes for that local body. Many times they build on things, programs and agendas. Hence many  are weak and non-relevant.

Notice how the building is fitly framed together upon the foundation of the Person of Christ which the apostle and prophet revealed.

The article (the) is not before prophets. This shows that apostles and prophets are of the same kind of people.

1Cor3:10  According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder( ARCHITECT), I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

11  For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

 Lays the revelatory foundation of the person of Jesus Christ .

Blessings this Sunday! Make a difference at your church!