The “Ma Ending” Words in Biblical Greek And I Don’t Mean Momma


I am adding to what I wrote yesterday. Today, through a Bible teacher God opened up my eyes about the rhema word, which is the voice of the Holy Spirit. It comes from the word “rheo “which is to gush, flow or pour out. Now look at yesterday’s study about the nouns which end in “ma”. What would the word rhema mean, then?

Here is an excerpt from yesterday’s teaching,” In the Greek, when a noun ends in “ma” in the singular, or “maton” in the plural, it signifies the effect, the result or the fruit.

Indeed, whatever the Spirit pours out from us by His Word must always result in or produce what He says.

My wife added a little goodie. I don’t know if this right or not.

River in Spanish, is rio. Could the Spanish rio and the Greek rheo mean the same thing?

Both mean to gush, flow, or pour out.

Are rheoma or rioma the precursor to rhema?

The vital thing about rhema is that what the Spirit of God pours out through us must always come to pass. Sometimes there are conditions of obedience on our part and some of His promises are conditional on that obedience.

Yesterday’s teaching outlines another “ma” word describing the healing power of God.

1Co 12:9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing <2386> by the same Spirit;
1Co 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings <2386>, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
1Co 12:30 Have all the gifts of healing <2386>? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
I’m still floored by these scriptures many years later.
The word for healing here is “iama,” and it only appears 3 times in the Bible. In the Greek, when a noun ends in “ma” in the singular, or “maton” in the plural, it signifies the effect, the result or the fruit.
Iama comes from the word iaomai, which signifies healing as a cure.
This is stronger than the other healing word, therapeuo. The latter can refer more to a therapeutic healing which can be an elongated process.
Iaomai, is a cure.
Iama, is the effect or the result of the cure, or that which has brought the cure.
Thus, iama, in reality is the word, medicine.
The gifts of healings ( iamaton ) are the gifts of spiritually given medicines to affect the cures
It’s all happens by our faith when we know that God has given us the faith to release the proper medicines or iamaton.

Iama and rhema are two “ ma words ‘ which always mean, fruit, result or effect. Our faith level must function at the level of expecting results.

One more note!

Pneuma or Spirit in the Greek, is another “ma” word.

It comes from the word, “Pneo” which is to blow, or to breath and is associated with the wind.

Therefore, what the Holy Spirit ( pneuma to hagion ) speaks or does by the premise of its “ma” ending” will always come to pass.

God brings the result or the finished product by the wind of His Spirit through the rivery flow of His word.

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To Create Like God Creates


Ge 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided <0914> the light from the darkness.

Ge 1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide <0914> the waters from the waters.

Ge 1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided <0914> the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

Ge 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide <0914> the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Ge 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide <0914> the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

In the creation account of Genesis One, we see God divide, which is the word badal, Strong’s # 914.

Look at the definitions at the end of this entry which come from the Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains.

This is what it says about badal.

In God’s mind, the issue of badal is to cause an absolute disassociation to occur from one thing with another, one state from another, and  one culture from  another so that creation can take place.

Where darkness mingles with the light, creation can never fully take place. Where an association between health and sickness take place creation to health cannot fully take place.

Part of the renewal of our mind is for God to make in its thoughts processes  a complete separation from whom you were pre Christ, to what you are today, which is a totally new creation, outfitted to be a vessel which can receive the fullness of God’s glory.

Until every last thought in you of who you were is totally disassociated from the old,  and you have emerged into the new, it is my theory, that you cannot be totally healed. The old cannot mingle with the new. Sickness and glory cannot mingle.

But when you have fully emerged into the new creation that you are, you are now living in a heavenly place and have the full glory and blessings of God accessible to you

“Badal: Separate oneself, leave, i.e., make linear motion away from a space. dismiss, i.e., cause another to leave an area, defect, abandon an association, i.e., leave a space, with a focus that the new place occupied brings with it the loyalty of the one who defected cause one to be disassociated (be selected, chosen, formally, separate, i.e., be chosen or set apart, abandon an association of a foreign culture, but with no focus that the association was proper in the first place. move an object or state from one to another, with a result that distinction can occur, and so place into parts .” Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains

Here is the next thing about creating like God creates.

Gen 1: 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 A And God saw the light, that it was good:

And God saw, is simply not seeing, but seeing to the point that perception, recognition, and evaluation of the seen object are enough to make wise judgments and decisions about it.

That it was good, is that what God created is suitable and functioning properly towards the goal to what He created it for.

This is what God always sees about His Word.

The fall of man has made things unsuitable and poorly functioning.
Yet, in the heavenly realm God has His suitably created objects in a perfectly functioning state hidden and this protected from the natural eyes and grasp of sinful man.

The fall of man has so deceived all of us that are eyes are only opened to what is marred, unsuitable  broken, and ending in death.  Our lives are trapped into seeing, recognizing, loving, following and making judgments about these things. Humanity can be identified like this.

Gen 1: 3 And our circumstances, politicians and media said, Let there be darkness: and there was darkness.

4 A And people saw the darkness, that it was bad.

And yet all of us all are locked into seeing and perceiving the darkness and making our evaluations and perceptions according to what the darkness dictates us. I am so guilty, locking my sight and my life into what the media and politicians tell me and what my shortcoming and bad habits tell me.

I can say that I have seen the light. Though true, my eyes and my life are primarily guided by what I recognize around me. And what is around me is primarily darkness.

So little of what I see, evaluate, and receive comes from the perfected objects which God has in the heavenly realm.

Yet God is wonderful. All that He has created is perfect and beautiful.

There is a different set of eyes, a different set of perception, and an ability to receive from the new and perfected, to those who want it and will pay the price of complete transformation in Christ.

Who will go then through the exhaustive process of transformation and metamorphosis in Christ where entering into, seeing, perceiving and living out of the new is the normal reality.
I am ready to be done with the old and the marred and the broken and see and receive the new, the perfect and the eternal.

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The Consummate Energizer Bunny


God’s Resident Power

Eph  1:19  And what is the exceeding greatness of his power ( DUNAMIS) to us-ward (FUNNELED INTO) who believe ( CONTINUALLY BELIEVING) , according to the working( ENERGY PUT OUT) of his mighty ( INNER SPIRITUAL STRENGTH) power,(EXTERNAL DOMINION)

What is the throwing beyond (homerun) greatness of His dunamis power funneled into us the ones believing according to the energy that is put out as God’s inner spiritual strength is translated into His external dominion.

Dunamis power is the inherent power within every created being, living, and non-living.  God has His own inherent dunamis power. Disease has its own type of dunamis power. Dunamis power is what distinguishes one object from the other, and gives to its life and power.

20 Which he wrought (ENERGIZED) in Christ, when he raised him from the dead (CORPSE), and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

Which He energized (PAST TENSE denoting a completed event) in Christ when He raised Him out of a corpse…..

“Working” in verse nineteen, and “wrought” in verse twenty are the same root word; ENERGY;

“Working, “ is the noun, energy.  “Wrought” is the verb to energize.

The definition of God’s DUNAMIS POWER is the energy that was “put out” (in the historical event 2000 years ago), as Christ was raised up from a corpse and made to sit far above in rank, power, and physical distance over all principalities, powers, and might, dominions, and all names which are named both in heaven and upon the earth.

This measure of dunamis power was once and for all energized and charged INTO CHRIST. Because Christ lives in us, so does this DUNAMIS POWER.  Christ is as the “energizer bunny” fully and forever more energized with this specific charge of energy. Christ charged in this manner dwells in the Christian.

The  living reality of this dunamis power, as it is funneled or manifested into us, comes in proportion to our faith. On other words, to the degree that we believe the Word of God is to the degree that this quality and measure charged energy is funneled into us.

Let us look at the properties of the dunamis power that we have resident within us and available when we walk in childlike obedience and faith

The Properties of God’s Resident Power

 Eph 1: 21  Far above all principality (BEGINNING), and power(AUTHORITY), and might, (DUNAMIS POWER) and dominion( LORDSHIP OR BONDAGE), and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

Far above in rank, power, and physical distance

Every type of principality – Or the beginning of every created thing

A principality is an authoritative demonic being.

However, in the NT, the word principality is also used for a physical beginning or commencement, the creation of something, and the root source of something.

The dunamis power of God in Christ, and charged in us is far above in rank and power, above every root problem such as generational sins, curses, judgments, and the root causes and beginnings in diseases. It is greater than the commencement of any problem. Christ was there with you, before the commencement of anything. Because of this, problems and illnesses can be reversed in your life.

Authority: Is power of choice; liberty to do as one pleases; jurisdiction such as the one which state police has over every road within a state, and the power of rule and government

Authority is the power of choice; or the liberty to do as one pleases, such as the jurisdiction enjoyed by a state policeman.

Cancer, for example has its own authority, in that it can spread at will throughout the human body. However, the authority found in Christ’s dunamis power has an authority far above in rank and power over that of cancer. By our words, as they are tempered with faith, the power of choice, or the liberty of action to command the cancer where we please, is available to us.

Dunamis power: The inherent power in every created thing that defines it and gives to it its life.

Eph 1: 21  Far above all principality (BEGINNING), and power(AUTHORITY), and might, (DUNAMIS POWER) and dominion( LORDSHIP OR BONDAGE), and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

As we taught earlier, dunamis power is the inherent power exclusive, to every created thing.  Water, has an inherent power of its own, which gives to it its life, and describes it as water, exclusive of any another object.

Cancer has another kind of dunamis power.  God has His own dunamis power.  The dunamis or inherent power of Christ resident in us is far in rank and power above the inherent power of any other created object.  Hallelujah!  When we minister, we know that Christ’s inherent power will subordinate, subjugate and destroy the inherent power sustaining the evil that we are ministering against.

The inherent or dunamis power of something gives to it life, glory, and honor.  Cancer, though evil in nature, has its own evil glory and honor.  The word, “to rebuke” is defined as “UPON THE HONOR.”  When we rebuke cancer in JESUS NAME, we are heaping Christ’s power to bear upon the honor of the root source of the cancer and the liberty that it exercises and the very inherent power that makes it up and gives to its life.

Eph 1: 21  Far above all principality (BEGINNING), and power(AUTHORITY), and might, (DUNAMIS POWER) and dominion( LORDSHIP OR BONDAGE), and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

“Dominion” or lordship- Someone or something which can bring into bondage.

“And every name that is named.” And every name that identifies something for what it is exclusive of anything else.

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

All these Christ subordinated and subjected under His feet.  When God gave Christ to be head over these things to the church; this same power is now available to us.

1 Cor 15:24  Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down ( TO CAUSE SOMETHING TO BECOME NON OPERATIONAL AND NON WORKING SO THAT IT MUST BE JUNKED!!) all rule and all authority and power.

Jesus will give the kingdom to God and the Father only when He shall have rendered totally ineffective (as an old car with an old engine, that finally breaks down and ceases to work any more, and must be junked) every type of principality, commencement and roots sources of all evils, all authorities or jurisdictions which are not from God, and every type of inherent power that gives life, function, glory, and honor to every type of evil.

Here are a few more examples of Christ’s power cutting the spark plug wires, destroying the distributor cap, and junking the inherent life, glory and honor of other things.

Romans 6:6  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed (NON OPERATIONAL, NON WORKING, AND JUNKED)that henceforth we should not serve sin.

This shows us the death and separation from the sinful nature

1 Corinthians 1:28  And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought (NON OPERATIONAL  NON WORKING AND JUNKED!!) things that are:

God has a way to junk any devise or argument which is not of Him.

1 Corinthians 15:26  The last enemy that shall be destroyed (NON OPERATIONAL, NON WORKING, AND JUNKED!!) is death.

2 Corinthians 3:7  But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away (NON OPERATIONAL,  NON WORKING, AND JUNKED!!)

2 Corinthians 3:11  For if that which is done away (NON OPERATIONAL,  NON WORKING, AND JUNKED!!) was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.

Hebrews 2:14  Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy (NON OPERATIONAL,  NON WORKING, AND JUNKED!!) him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

 

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My Root Is The Christ


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

Greek: For I, out of the God came forth and am always in a state of arrival.

Greek: The apostle, or the one on an apostolic mission, is birthed from God and lives continuously out of God just as a tree must live out of its roots. Neither was Jesus apostolic mission from independent and selfish self.

The apostle lives out of the image of God as a tree lives out of its root.

Coming out of the God, means that my whole foundation, or who I am as to my nature, is God. This is what the Christian truly is.

Galatians 6:15  For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth (ischuo) any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Ischuo: Is inward, inherent or residing strength. Its static energy.  Only the image of Christ has ischuo. Thus only the new man, who is revealed by the cross of Christ, who is Christ in you, is of any strength.

Romans 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed (METAMORPHOSIED) by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Do not be configured to or assume the blueprint of this present and temporal eon but be metamorphosed by the development of an out of the box mind that thinks like Christ does.  Then and only then will you be able to test for yourself like you do a gem for acceptance or rejection what is that good, and acceptable and completed will of God.

Jesus never did or spoke anything, which originated from Himself. Everything He did, originated from the Father, and was revealed to Jesus through the Holy Spirit.

Secondly, Jesus never did anything that was exclusively His ideas, agenda or timetable.  Everything, which he planned and carried out, was inclusive of what the Father desired. This is the key to the anointing.

Finally every action, which He took, and every word, which He spoke, was in dependency to the workings of the Holy Spirit within Him.  The Lord Jesus never acted independently from the Father. This is the key to revival anointing.

The apostle has no ministry. His life is a product of God’s will, ways, and timetable. Since his ministry is to proclaim the patterns or blueprints which come out of God’s mysteries, God’s dispensations or His universal managements, and to reveal the Person of Christ to others,  his life must be a total display of these things. Hence the apostle has no real set ministry of His own. He simply does what He sees the father do.

Psalms 103:7  He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

To the one who is totally devoted to the Lord, He reveals His ways. To many others they will simply be able to see the works of the Lord.. Knowing the ways of God are more important than seeing His works.

John 7:17  If any man will do his will ( If any one out of His own will desires to do God’s will) he shall know of the doctrine(teaching), whether it be of God, or whether I speak of ( from the edge of; the idea of separation or departure from) myself.( exclusively and independently from myself as a source and from none other.)

 “whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.”

Whether out of the God my teaching is or I from myself as the source am prophetically speaking.

Jesus never did or spoke anything, which originated from Himself as the source. Everything He did, originated from the Father, and was revealed to Jesus through the Holy Spirit.

Secondly, Jesus never did anything that was exclusively His ideas, agenda or timetable.  Everything, which he planned and carried out, was inclusive of what the Father desired.

Finally every action, which He took, and every word, which He spoke, was in dependency to the workings of the Holy Spirit within Him.  The Lord Jesus never acted independently from the Father.

This was the key to the Lord’s supernatural faith and miracle working power. The fact that while on the earth, the Lord lived dependent, inclusive, and originated everything with the Father, shows us the depth of Jesus life in the world of the Holy Spirit.

This is what Jesus means when he tells us that He does nothing from Himself.

To the degree that we do not seek ourselves as the ones from whom anything originates, and then carry it out independently and exclusively from God, will automatically live in the teaching of the Father. This is the key to the anointing, to the breakthrough and to revival.

John 8:28  Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he ( I am) , and that I do nothing of myself (and that I do nothing independently and exclusively from the Father); but as my Father hath taught me( but as the Father has instrumentally penetrated, affected, and influenced me, like brine solution) I speak these things (these things I utter, express, and speak prophetically back, by that divine influence which has permeated me and pickled me. )

“and that I do nothing of myself”  From myself I am doing not one thing.

This is the concept of baptism. Baptism is to be pickled.  This is the idea of a cucumber placed in a brine solution for up to six weeks. It is is baptized into the brine solution and is eventually pickled. This is the baptism of the Holy Spirit. This is why it’s essential for us to spend time in God’s presence.

“then shall ye know that I am he” That I Am.

The man or woman who lives in totally dependency to God reveals The I Am. In other words, I Am. My job is to simply reveal the Son of God who is The I Am. I have arrived. Nothing in me has to be changed. It’s all completed. I am free. I am the fullness of God. It’s not about becoming something else, but to reveal The I Am through me.  I Am, or better said, the One in me is the I Am. I have nothing else to do in this life but to reveal the One who lives as continually as The I Am. It’s all done.

John 6:57  As the living Father hath sent me ( Greek: apostolic sending), and I live by (THROUGH) the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

The one chewing or masticating on me, also that one shall be living through me.

There is no cheap grace message here. This verse talks about our ever consuming of the Jesus in us and being consumed by Him.

Greek:  The apostle or the one sent on an apostolic mission lives moment to moment through (INSTRUMENTALITY) the Father, who does the works.

2Cor 4:12  So then death worketh (ENERGIZED) (PRESENT MIDDLE INDICATIVE) in us, but life in you.

The death of Christ is as an “energy dynamo” within us that never ceases but always works.  We are always being handed over to death, so that the very life of Christ can be like wised energized for the sakes of others.  Most of us put limits on how far “God can take us.

This energy dynamo is found in our embrace of the cross of Christ.  Every time that we obey the voice of the Holy Spirit, the cross works to kill our selfish self and reveal the Christ. The purpose of grace is for us to progressively embrace the cross more and more, not as a license to do as we please.

This is why even if the message of hell is not forever would be true, it’s extremely dangerous for it produces believers who are weak and uncommitted in this life.

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Christ Is The Living Well


Mat 5:16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Your light: It is not the light of a lamp but that of a torch.

See:  There are different types of “seeing” in the Greek language. “That they may see” is more than the casual gaze found in a look.  It represents a studied observance with the goal towards the understanding of something. It is a seeing that produces an instinct, a gut feeling, which allows you to come up with a decision.

Jesus expects people to observe the lives of believers to the point that they can make a studied decision to accept or reject Him and His gospel.

Good works are Spirit led works, versus “dead works” which are works produced by the flesh.

John 3:34  For he whom God hath sent speaketh the rhema words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

Greek paraphrase. For whom God sent in an apostolic mission speaks the full rhema message of God, because in a “portion- less” (the whole pie versus a portion of pie) manner He gives the Spirit.

As ministers we must understand that the Spirit of God is fully bestowed upon Jesus; never limited, or by portion. This same Jesus dwells within the minister of the gospel.  The limits that we place upon the Holy Spirit are the limits of our renewed or un renewed mind.

The Spirit which flow as “rivers of living waters” occurs in the realm of the gift of faith. There are no magical equations for the operation of gift of faith. The calling to minister in the gift of faith is initiated by God, and must be pressed in and broken into through worship, time with the Lord. and by a leadership that has no other agenda but to allow the Holy Spirit to have His uncontested way. The breakthrough many times is gradual, and occurs over a number of meetings. The goal of spiritual breakthrough must occur to the point that nothing is seen as impossible within our hearts.  If there is an absence of expectation by believers, the slightest bit of fleshly control by leadership, or a preference of religious programs over the wishes of the Spirit, this realm will not be attained.

John 4:14  But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

Greek paraphrase:  A spring fed well continually leaping, gushing, and bubbling up, of its own action.

Jesus is a well within us. He is the well of God’s Spirit, because the Spirit has been given to Him in a boundless, unlimited way, in His totality, and not by means of portions.

We can only fully tap into this well through the operation of the gift of faith and the dunamis power found in the gospel.

Roman 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

“For it is the power of God”: This is incorrect: It should be, “it is A power of God.”

In other words, the gospel is one kind of manifestation of the dunamis power of God. The dunamis power of the gospel of God is not based solely upon the logos word, but upon the logos and the rhema word, which is the voice of the Holy Spirit.

What makes the gospel be a manifestation of the dunamis power of God is found in the next verse.

17  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from (OUT of FAITH) faith to (AND INTO)  faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Greek paraphrase:  For in it is uncovered a righteousness of God which originates from faith, and produces (more) faith.

Imagine a pitcher labeled “faith” from the which God’s righteousness, or manifested deeds and works are poured out, to then be poured into another pitcher labeled “faith”; to then be poured out, to then be poured into, and so forth. This is the breakthrough which God affords. Its continual and must be pressed into a spiritually militaristic fashion. God always desires to bring the breakthrough. The breakthrough does not occur because of complacency and passivity.

Herein is a manifestation of the operation of dunamis power. The faith of the logos and the rhema word release the deeds and works of God, which always originate in faith and are uncovered by it. The supernatural deeds of God now manifested in the world by the gospel, awe and inspire many, producing even more faith.

  1 Cor 12:9  To another (the gift) faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing( the charismatic gifts of instantaneous cures)  by the same Spirit;

The ability to see an instantaneous physical healing will only originate through a specific rhema word, which is the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17) that destroys the specific condition creating the malady.  This must be coupled with a “childlike” faith in the scriptural claims of Jesus’ victories over the devil and disease, faith in His blood, faith in His Name.  All of these together are energized by the gift of faith that destroys all limitations imposed by nature and circumstances.

Colossians 2:12  Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation (energy) of God, who hath raised him from the dead. (Corpse)

We must place our faith in the operation or in the ability that God had when He effectively and fully raised Christ from the state of a corpse.

The energy of God is defined as the one which raised Christ from a corpse, all the way to causing to Him to sit down at the right hand of God. This same energy dwells in every believer. It is revealed through a spirit of wisdom and revelation. The prayer of revelation is the most important prayer for the believer.

·When we minister we must have an abiding faith in that God has perfect ability to raise anything from a state of deadness, weakness, and disease, in accordance to what He is commanding us to do. This is what it means to have “faith in.”  Our faith is centered on the operation of God to raise anything out of the state of a corpse.  This is the “faith of location,” or dwelling in one aspect of God’s truth.

At the same time we must also have the “faith of”.  Here, our faith lies in the fact, that this very same faith, which we placed IN the operation of God, will now work back through us the actual raising up of the “corpse like condition.”  This is instrumental faith, or our faith in “the operation of God to raise”, brings this operation to life within us, so that it now works back through us to cause the actual raising up.

Romans 11:36  For of him (Originating from Jesus  “Faith of Location”);, and through him(Jesus Himself performs the work back through us “Instrumental Faith”), and to him (Into Jesus, giving Him back the glory and obedience, so that He may lead us into the next dimension of our “faith in Him”, which activates His works  in us and causes Him to  work back through  us by the “faith of Him.” In order to perform His word) are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

Greek: “ That out of Him, and through Him and Into Him, the All”

Romans 3:25  Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

Our innate faith IN what the blood of Christ has accomplished causes the faith OF the blood of Jesus to work through us.

Acts 3:16  And his name through faith in his name (Faith of location) hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him(Instrumental faith)  hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all

Our faith located in the Name of Jesus allows for the very same Name of Jesus to instrumentally work back through us.  In this case the Name of Jesus gives perfect wholeness to the man.

The totality of the very faith of Jesus which dwells within Him, is found also dwelling in and working through His Name, so that His Name which represents Him, accomplishes all that pertains to God. All the faith that Jesus has dwells in the believer. It’s all through revelation. The greatest prayer is that of revelation knowledge.

John 4:14  But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

Greek paraphrase:  A spring fed well continually leaping, gushing, and bubbling up, of its own action.

Jesus, therefore, is the uncovered well within us, which continually without end, leaps, gushes and bubbles up in our spirits, by means OF Christ’s faith (not ours), in response to our faith IN Christ.

John 5:20  For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.

Greek: For the Father is fond of the Son and shows Him all things that He does in a way that can be proven and for proof, and greater than these works will he show you with the goal that you may wonder in awe.

Ministers must know that continually, at all moments, the Father is exhibiting within them all that He does in way that the minister can understand and prove the work of God, and then manifest it as proof into the world. If we don’t hear Him, it’s because we are not tuned in to the frequency of the Holy Spirit, who always speaks.

The well is always uncovered, and always gushing and bubbling in us. The rhema word is continually at operation within every believer at all times, and in all places. If we cannot hear the rhema word, we must find out why.

Mat 4:4  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

By every rhema word that proceeds from moment to moment out of God’s mouth.

 John 7:38  He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Greek: He that believeth INTO ME.

Oil poured into a motor engine produces in part for the normal operation of the engine.  The more that every action in our lives is focused INTO Jesus, the more that that the “portion- less” and “without measure” bounty of the Spirit dwelling in Jesus will gush out from us.

I will never forget the look of the great golfer, Jack Nicklaus (The Golden Bear) when he was ready to put. His concentration was so intense, that there was no doubt that Jack had totally blocked out the world, the gallery, and TV cameras.  This is what it means to be INTO JESUS.

John 6:29  Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him(INTO HIM) whom he hath sent.

In John 6:29 we find that our success in working the works of God is dependent on how and how much the very actions of our lives are INTO JESUS.

John 5:16  And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day

John 5:17  But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

Worketh  is defined in exactly the same way that a company strives to be successful in producing the services for which it is in business for.

Hitherto: Until now. My Father has been continually at work, producing the services that pertain to the business of the kingdom of God in an unbroken flow, right through all of your Sabbaths; and even now as we speak, He works.

And I work:  I, in like manner.

This is a tremendously important point of instruction for ministers who want to work in the Spirit.

Jesus tells us that we are to work out into the world, what the Father works into us with exactly the same intentions, intensity, and procedures used by the Father. Our ministry must be a carbon copy of the Father’s ministry in us.  Remember that every work of the Father is translated into a rhema word that we can understand.

John 14:10  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the rhema words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

The greater our understanding of the intentions, intensity, and procedures used by the Father, the greater will be the manifestation of the flow of the well.

Likewise the operation of the gift of faith gives clarity to the rhema word

Galatians 5:6  For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

Greek paraphrase: The only thing, which has strength and ability to prevail and make an eternal impact, is faith; but that faith is only energized, as the works pertaining to it are performed in the spirit of love.

John 9:4  I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work

I must: “It is the necessity in every opportunity that I have”…. to produce the very best I can of the services that pertain to God’s kingdom business.

John 2:1  And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:

2  And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

3  And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

A state of lack or deficiency. The greatest miracles of Jesus are done at times, and in places within our lives where we lack, or are deficient in, causing us to lag behind. Beware of the prosperity message that quenches the miracles of Jesus. Or the grace message that says that because God forgives us, we can do as we please.

 4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

Greek: Woman, there is nothing in common between you and me.

This is the same mode of expression used by demons in dealing with Jesus, when they confessed to His divinity and authority. Obviously there is no comparison between the godly Mary and the demonic.

Matthew 8:29  And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

Mark 1:24  Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

Luke 4:34  Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.

In this case, Mary requests Jesus to produce a miracle for the people at the feast.  Jesus gentle rebuke is meant to instruct her that there cannot at any time exist a connection between her earthly wishes, and the will of the Father for His divine mission, as well as the timing of God for the public commencement of Jesus “miracle ministry.”

5  His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

It seems that Mary understands the point and gives her request with reverence and humility.

 John 2:9  When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,

10  And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.

11  This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

Miracles:  It should be “signs”.

A sign is the miracle from the viewpoint that authenticates the minister as being sent and at work for God, since God approves of him or her by manifesting His power through them.

A wonder is the same miracle but from the viewpoint of the one who receives the miracle. The purpose of God in producing miracles is to cause its recipient to wonder in amazement that will lead to a later salvation.

 Acts 2:19  And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

20  The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

SIGNS- Bloodshed, war, and catastrophe.

WONDERS- The effects of these SIGNS clouding the sun and the moon.

John 6:26  Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles,(SIGNS) but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.

The intention of Jesus rebuke was that the focus of the people was not on the sign given by God (in the feeding of thousands with the barley loaves and fish), which authenticated Him as the “sent one of God.” Instead the people focused on the wonder.

Eph 1:19  And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward( INTO) who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

Greek: according to the energy put forth by the exerted dominion which God has to subjugate all that is not of Him; this dominion being the result of the strength and ability which dwells within Him?

God’s inner strength is demonstrated by an outward exhibition of dominion to subjugate and conquer all that is not of Him. The process of domination puts forth energy.  This energy is dunamis power, which is funneled into the believer who continually believes and obeys.

 I Cor 15:24  Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

25  For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

A good portion of the Lord’s kingdom works is to dominate and subjugate, so that His kingdom may be displayed.  If a king is to rule effectively over His kingdom, he must do so unhindered and unrestrained. Thus the Lord Jesus is always subduing what is not of Him, so that He can reign unhindered.

The manifested energy put forth as God subdues the evil around Him is dunamis power. The dunamis power of God brings forth the works of the kingdom of God, which consist in subduing the evil, and then restoring, reconciling or harmonizing back into God’s order.

The believer is the piece of land through which God exercises the works of the kingdom. The more that the believer manifests the dunamis power of God, the more is the energy of the subduing power of the Lord Jesus available through the believer to see diseases, demons and acts of nature be dominated and then reconciled.

 Eph 3:20  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Jesus performs above and beyond the mode of superabundance in proportion to the dunamis power energized within the believer.

Because the believer is the piece of land through which God executes the works of the kingdom, God’s ability to perform to “His fullest” (which always exceeds superabundance; this is God’s normal mode of working) is limited to the quantity and quality of dunamis power flowing through the believer.

This dunamis power is God’s energy to dominate and to subjugate all that is not of Him, thus bringing forth His kingdom unhindered; but the manifestation of the kingdom is limited by the dunamis power flowing through the minister which subdues all evils so that the kingdom may be manifested in the first place. The dunamis power of limited to the presence of the Christ within us.

 1 Cor 12:6  And there are diversities of operations,but it is the same God which worketh (energizes) all in all. (every aspect of every believer’s life)

Secondly, the energy put forth by God’s dunamis power is limited to how much God can fill every aspect of the believer’s life with this dunamis power.

This requires that the believer yield every aspect of his or her life to the Lord.

The more that the believer yields to the cross, the more that the Lord is allowed to energize the believer with this dunamis power as it fills every part of the believer’s life.

Dunamis power, the product of the dominion of God’s strength, is manifested as the diversities of operations.

Diversities of operations are the variety of works of the kingdom now energized by dunamis power to make them fully operational and fully displayed in the world. They are exhibited in a diversity of ways through the different circumstances and personalities of the believers displaying them.

 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal

The manifestation of the Spirit is the visible outcome of the diversities of operations.

The residing inner strength or ability of God is always manifested outwardly by His subjugating or subduing dominion to put down all which is not of Him

The purpose of subduing all evil is for God to bring forth His kingdom unhindered and unchallenged in the land owned by His kingdom; the believer.

The energy put forth by the process of dominating and putting down is called dunamis power.

Dunamis power is what is funneled into the believer not only to bring forth the works of the kingdom by subduing and then restoring.

 Eph3:16  That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

By the Spirit to have the dominating ability produced by the funneling of dunamis power into our inner man

17  That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

So that Christ may dwell in your hearts.(through this dominating ability)

Dunamis power is also what reveals Jesus in the believer as this same power subdues all that is not of God within the believer. Jesus comes to a place where He can dwell or live in control and peace within the believer, because there is no evil to challenge or hinder Him anymore.

The greater the dunamis power within the believer, the greater will be the subduing of evil. The greater the subduing of evil results in the greater ability that Jesus has to dwell because His revelation within the believer is now greater.

The energy put out by the dunamis power is called the diversity of operations resulting in the manifestation of the Spirit to profit all.

The supreme function of any local assembly is to reveal the Person of Christ in its midst by His glory.

The glory of God is the invisible God made visible.

The revealed Christ, in His glory, through the instrumentality of the operation of all the ministries within a local assembly, is lifted up and draws all men unto Himself.  This is called a revival of religion.

Revival is not a one time “revival meeting.”  A revival of religion is the ongoing and continuing process of the revelation of the Person of Christ through a local assembly.  The continuing manifestation of the glory of Christ by a local assembly of believers, allows Christ to draw more and more of the surrounding community unto Himself, permanently changing the community itself.

For this to happen it takes EVERY MEMBER of the local assembly to be effectively reveal the Christ through his or her ministry.  There are no exceptions!

Eph 4:15  but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, even Christ;

Greek: But (every member of a local assembly) speaking (teaching, prophecy, ministry) the reality of the Word of God, as a confession of what is really in within their lives because they are living out the gospel with accurateness, grows up INTO CHRIST in all aspects of their lives.

16  from whom all the body fitly framed and knit together through that which every joint supplieth, according to the working in due measure of each several part, maketh the increase of the body unto the building up of itself in love.

From the Christ who is being revealed in proportion to how an assembly grows into Him, the assembly originates all of its ministries, which are rooted in His revelation, as Christ’s directs and call people into ministry from His revealed presence or glory.

To “fitly frame” is the effective operations of all ministries by all members within a local assembly. This causes the full revelation of the Person of Christ, as His revelation is ‘fitted properly together” by the ministries of all the parishioners. When I talk about ministries, I am usually speaking of those which makes use of the charismatic gifts that were spoken about above, so that the Spirit who always bears witness of Christ may be manifested, revealing Him.

To “knit together” is the product of the revelation of Christ by the “fitly framing” of ministries, which have properly fitted His revelation. The awe of His revelation unites the congregation in love, knitting their hearts together. True unity in the body of Christ is only found in the unity of His revelation. The knitting together of all hearts brings a deeper revelation of not only Christ, but of the Godhead, allowing the local assembly to come to the revelation of the height, and breadth, of the love of Christ, until everyone is fully filled with Christ.

Every joint supplieth. This is incorrect. “Every joint of supply.”

“To supply” originates from the root of a Greek word which 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.

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 quantity and quality of the “measure of supply” through each of the parishioners’ charismatic ministries.

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Metamorphosis


The supreme profession is that of becoming one with the Lord Jesus. This union or oneness with God takes place by the process of transformation.  The transformation is that of “metamorphosis” or the same progression that takes place when a butterfly emerges from a caterpillar, which emerged from a cocoon.

2 Corinthians 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.

Greek: But we all with our face uncovered (Though our faces have been uncovered at our conversion.

A believer that has an “open” face is who is yielded to the Lord and gladly obeys Him.  They welcome all that God has for them; their faces are opened to His dealings.

The person who has a “closed face” is one who secretly does not receive another, and is in opposition or disagreement with that other, judging them in their heart.

The glory of the Lord beholding as in a mirror (Quite the opposite to Moses who did not have a spiritual mirror to capture and behold the glory of the Lord that would thoroughly transform him!

The Old Covenant was transient and not permanent as the New Covenant inaugurated in the blood of Jesus Christ was.

Thus Moses covered his face, which had the passing glory of God on it. Christ is our spiritual mirror allowing us permanently capture and behold the glory of God that will thoroughly transform us, as long as our faces remain opened towards Him.

To that very same image which Jesus has are we being metamorphosed out of glory and into (the next level) glory, even as from the Spirit of the Lord.

The transformation that God calls us to is the progressive and complete extinction of our carnal self-life which has been our image, to be replaced by, as it is transformed into, the image of Christ,  the self- life of God.

The person who is conformed to the image of Christ has become a participant of the very life of God, and a channel for God to flow into the world.

 Romans 8:29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed( Greek: To assume the same form) to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

 Rom 6:6  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

That the body of sin might be destroyed.

That the body which is made up of sin (Our self-life) might break down and become useless and nonfunctional.

That henceforth we should not serve sin.   In the breaking down and the non-functioning of the carnal self-life we become released from the slavery or dominance of sin.

God has made every one to be an individual.

Every one of us has been created with a unique self-life that makes you, you, and me, me.  As people, we have been created into the image of God.  Because the image of God is the self-life of God, we were all created as individuals to participate in God’s life.

Our self-life rooted and one with God’s self-life, is for us to take part to very extent that God does Himself in the liberty, wholeness, love, joy, and wisdom that God enjoys, and makes Him God.

When sin came into the world our self-life was thoroughly infected by it. The first assault on humanity by sin was to sever our self-life from that of God, because God cannot entertain sin. The life, which Adam and Eve had lived in utter dependency rooted in God’s self-life, was in one instance cut off.  Man and woman became alienated from the life of God.

Ephesians 4:18  Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

Greek:  On account of the hardness of their hearts (towards God) there is a void of knowledge in them which has permanently separated them from intimacy and fellowship with the Lord and has permanently darkened their thoughts that concern God.

Man and woman, now live out of a self-life which is laden with uncontrolled lusts, devastating bondages, paralyzing fears and the deception.

As God lives out of His self-life, every individual life’s is the product of the self-life that defines them.

Because our self-lives have been corrupted by sin, our daily lives receive a never-ending flow of rejection, fear, lusts, and bondage from the root system of the self.

This is why people whom have not become born again are slaves to sin.

Romans 6:20  For when ye were the servants ( Slaves) of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

The purpose of the coming of Jesus Christ was to restore people to the exact condition which Adam and Eve had before the fall. When we are conformed to the image of Christ we are transformed to live out of God’s self-life once again.

To be fully conformed to the image of God we must love nothing else than God Himself and love only the things which God wills for us to love.  Our lives must devote to minister solely to God and wish with the strongest of love to become one with Him. Any ministry that we do is the sole outcome of our ministry to Jesus and what the Lord speaks to us out of those times with Him.

We must forget all things in this life that do not pertain to our union with the Lord and those things, which He wants to love through us.

The smallest love that we entertain outside of loving God and wanting to die completely to self to become one with Him, will impede our complete transformation into His image.  This is because any love that we harbor outside of God is rooted in our corrupt self-life.  Our self-life has no other sentence placed upon it than to die.

Any other love that we hold on outside of loving God and working out what He loves, feeds our self-life and prevents it from dying, keeping us in bondage.

Romans 7:18  For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

 Union with God will never be attained by our knowledge of God.  It is impossible to know God through our mental or spiritual understanding of the scriptures. Only through the simple love of God that I have described above can we become one with the Lord and know and understand Him as we take part in His very life and bear witness to it.

If we place our ministry, and our church agendas before our ministry to the Lord and our simple love to be conformed into His image, we feed our carnal self-life and will remain in bondage no matter how noble our intentions.

Our apostleship and ministry is simply the fruit of our union with the Lord, not the other way around.

 Romans 12:2  And <2532> be not <3361> conformed <4964> ) to this <5129>  world <165>: but <235> be ye transformed <3339> ) by the renewing <342> of your <5216> mind  <3563>, that <1519> ye <5209> may prove <1381>) what <5101> is that good <18>, and <2532> acceptable <2101>, and <2532> perfect <5046>, will <2307> of God <2316>

If you notice the numbers within the brackets< >, these are the numbers found in your Strong’s concordance that help you expound on the Greek word translations.  I encourage you to use them.

“Transform” or # 3339 is our word “metamorphosis”.

Remember the example of the lowly caterpillar being transformed into the beautiful butterfly.  Metamorphosis?  What about the tadpole being transformed into a frog?  Total and radical change!  Guess what?  That is exactly what the Lord desires out of our lives.

The death of ourselves on the cross and the resurrection life of our Lord within us should be so extraordinary, that we all become lovely and free butterflies for His glory.

Unrecognizable as a tadpole is from a frog because Jesus lives so big in us, should find us with no former remembrance of our “tadpolish” existence.  At least that should be our goal.

 Matthew 17:2  And <2532> was transfigured <3339>) before <1715> them <846>: and  <2532> his <846> face <4383> did shine <2989> as <5613> the sun <2246>, and <1161> his <846> raiment <2440> was <1096> white <3022> as <5613> the light <5457

The transfiguration of the Lord Jesus before the apostles?  Look at the Strong’s number. We see the same # 3339.  In other words, Jesus was “metamorphosed” before his disciples.  This type of spiritual transfiguration should be ours.  Then all men will be drawn unto Jesus.  Look at the next instance of metamorphosis.

2 Corinthians 3:18  But <1161> we <2249> all <3956>, with open <343>) face <4383> beholding as in a glass <2734>  the glory <1391> of the Lord <2962>, are changed <3339> into the same <846> image <1504> from <575> glory <1391> to <1519> glory <1391>, even as <2509> by <575> the Spirit <4151> of the Lord <2962>.

The “open face” in this passage defines the believer that is totally yielded and surrendered to the Lord. Only then is his face totally open and full of light, with no lurking sin or disobedience that will cause him to hide or close his face in shame or guilt to Jesus.

 Romans 12:2  And <2532> be not <3361> conformed <4964> ) to this <5129>  world <165>: but <235> be ye transformed <3339> ) by the renewing <342> of your <5216> mind  <3563>, that <1519> ye <5209> may prove <1381>) what <5101> is that good <18>, and <2532> acceptable <2101>, and <2532> perfect <5046>, will <2307> of God <2316>

Let me direct your attention back please to our first scripture, Roman 12:2.  The word “conformed”(#4964) is defined as our word “schematic or drawing”.

Metamorphosis produces an inward change, while a drawing changes only the outward picture.  Paul then admonishes us, not to follow the world that will change only the outward form of our lives and that adversely, without producing a beneficial and permanent inward change.  On the other hand a life centered on God’s word will metamorphosise us from the inside out.

2 Corinthians 11:13  For <1063> such <5108> are false apostles <5570>, deceitful <1386> workers <2040> , transforming themselves <3345> <1519> the apostles <652> of Christ <5547>

 2 Corinthians 11:14  And <2532> no <3756> marvel <2298>; for <1063> Satan <4567> himself <846> is transformed <3345> into <1519> an angel <32> of light <5457>.

 Look at the two previous highlighted scriptures with # 3345.  This Greek word is another off shoot of the word “schematic or drawing”.  We can see the perils of only being changed superficially.  The first scripture describes “wolves in sheep clothing” while the second one shows us one of Satan’s ploys.  In both instances there is no true inward change, but only the superficial alteration of something that eventually deceives.

Matthew 10:39  He that findeth <2147> (5631) his <846> life <5590> shall lose <622>   it <846>: and <2532> he that loseth <622> ) his <846> life <5590> for my <1700> sake <1752>  shall find <2147>  it <846>.

Look at the phrase “loseth his life”.  Simply defined, it means total destruction, laid to ruin, waste, and annihilation. Wow!!

Matthew 16:24  Then <5119> said <2036>  Jesus <2424> unto his <846> disciples <3101>, If any <1536> man will <2309>  come <2064> (5629) after <3694> me <3450>, let him deny  <533> himself <1438>, and <2532> take up <142> (5657) his <846> cross <4716>, and <2532>  follow <190> me <3427>.

 “Denying ourselves,” tells us that we must lose sight of ourselves, and every one of our interests that do not glorify Jesus.   Only then can we be his disciples!

How few disciples are there really are according to Jesus’ stringent definition.  Scary!

 

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To Subdue The Seemingly Unsubduable


Inside the Person of Christ are deposited and hidden of all of God’s blessings, riches, and treasures that benefit us today and forever.

Col 2:2  That their hearts may be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

 Ephesians 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;

Look with me at two of the many riches that are hidden inside of Christ

Eph 3:20  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Greek (paraphrase): To Him who has power to perform in a way that is abundantly above and beyond all that we ask of Him, or think with our minds.

He can only do this however, according to, or limited to, or the “fencing in”, of the dunamis power that operates effectively within us.

 1 Cor 1:24  But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

Greek paraphrase  “Christ; God’s dunamis power.”

Upon inspection of 1 Cor. 1:24, we find out that God’s dunamis power is not something that we ask God for!  Neither does it say that Christ gives to us God’s dunamis power.  This verse tells us that Christ HIMSELF IS God’s dunamis power.

This is why I always refer to what Watchman Nee taught the church at beginning of the 20th century, and of which it still has not gotten a hold of!

Brother Nee says that God does not give to us bunch of blessings.  He gave us one thing, His Son.

Hebrews 1:2  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

All that God is, and has for us, lives IN or INSIDE His Son.  God has given us His Son to dwell within us, as a treasure chest of all that He is, all of His possessions, and blessings.

The devil deceives the church by enticing it to ask God for a variety of blessings, when it should be asking the Lord for a spirit of wisdom and revelation.

This is so that Christ, God’s treasure chest, is revealed within each believer, along with all God’s bounties dwelling within Him.

 Eph 3:20  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

·Ephesians 3:20 tells us that God works within us a way which is abundantly above and beyond what we wish.  However, God’s activity is “limited to” or “fenced in by” the dunamis power that is manifested through our lives. This very power is what gives to God the ability to work effectively.

1 Cor 1:24  But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

In Corinthians, we see that this “dunamis power” is Christ Himself. Therefore, the quantity and quality of Christ’s revelation within us is the boundary or limit to which God is allowed to operate within us abundantly and beyond all that we ask or think.

Ephesians 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

All spiritual blessings occur in Christ (let’s say in the sphere or world belonging to His revelation).

The more is His revelation within us, the more that that the totality of God’s spiritual blessings already inside of Him, will become an experienced reality to us.

 Col 2:9  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

10  And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

Fullness, in New Testament terms, is the substance or makeup of an object that defines it to be what it is. The fullness of Coca Cola, is the fluid within the glass bottle that has all the ingredients, and formula, that labels it exclusively, and independently, of anything else in this world, as Coca Cola.

Inside the Person of Christ is deposited the very being, substance, and makeup of Almighty God which defines Him exclusively as God Almighty.

This Christ, which contains the fullness of Almighty God, has been given to us.

This is why in verse ten we find out that IN Christ, we are already and forever more complete.  Our experiential completion is equal to the manifested fullness of God as it is revealed in us. Once again, we must remember that the immense treasure of God’s fullness as experienced by us, is limited to, or fenced in by to the manifestation of Christ within our lives, who is also the power of God to effectively bring forth God’s fullness into our lives.

Do we need anything more than this?

How are these treasures revealed to us?

I Cor 1:23  But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

I Cor 2:2  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

In both instances above, Christ crucified is in the Greek perfect tense.

The Greek perfect tense is defined, as a once and for all accomplished event with an eternal impact. Therefore, though Christ was crucified 2000 years ago, the effect of His crucifixion is as powerful for us today, as it was 20 centuries ago.  Because Christ is God’s treasure chest, the effects of His crucifixion dwell permanently inside Him.

This very Christ, still crucified today, has been given to us as another of the treasures that lives within Him.

Why does God give to us “the treasure of Christ as permanently crucified” to dwell within us? This is what I term as the “law of crucifixion” or “the law of the cross”.  A law tells us that under a specific set of circumstances, specific results will always occur.

·With our every individual act of obedience towards God, “the law of crucifixion” (which is the permanently crucified Christ) kicks in, resulting into what is described in the next two verses out of 2 Corinthians chapter four.

 2 Cor 4:10  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 for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

The revelation of Christ, and the treasures within Him, becomes a progressive reality inside of us by obedience to God.  Every act of obedience towards God activates the law of the cross that reveals the treasure of “Christ crucified”, which destroys our self-life and manifests Christ and His treasures.

How do we become free?

 2 Cor 13:3  Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.

2 Cor 13:3 tells us that The Christ which has been given to live within us, is always mighty and powerful in ability.  His might and ability becomes a reality in proportion to His revelation.

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 Greek further tells us in verse four, that in the same way that a tree lives from its roots as it obtains nutrients found in the soil, we must live our lives rooted in the power of God, as it is released in proportion to the revelation of Christ.

 Philip 3:21  Who shall change our lowly body, that it may be fashioned like his glorious body, according to the working by which he is able even to subdue all things to himself.

Another vital treasure dwelling within Christ, and one, which we will refer to in the rest of this study, is “the Christ whom subdues all things to Himself.”

To subdue, is a military term comparable to a general with an army in perfect submission, hierarchy, and order, beneath him.

One of the most important desires of Christ is to subdue all that is not of Him in this military and hierarchal order. The verses immediately below, all use the very same Greek word found for the subduing in Philippians 3:21; thus showing a vital part of the mind of God towards us in the finished work of Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:27  For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.

1 Corinthians 15:28  And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

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

 Eph 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power (dominion) of his might (inner strength).

Christ ability to subdue is an absolute necessity for us, since it is the work of Christ to set us free.  Subduing however, can also have a very negative connotation.

Dictators, such as Hitler, Castro, and others, focused their whole lives on the subduing of people. Christ, likewise, focuses much of His work in subduing, but only of things that are evil and harmful to humanity.

In the case of evil dictators, the subduing of peoples is called dominating, or exercising dominion over them. This evil exercise of dominion accomplishes a power as it is carried out, called the power of dominion or domination, in proportion to the strength of the dictator.

In Eph 6:10 we find this exact principle at work.  Translated for us it commands us to be empowered in the Lord and in the domination or dominion exerted by His strength.

This dominion or domination is what gives the Lord the ability to subdue all things unto Himself.

Are we beginning to get the picture?  The revelation of Christ within us, triggered by the law of the cross through our obedience, reveals the Christ who dominates.

Eph 3:16  That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened(dominion) with might (dunamis power) by his Spirit in the inner man;

·Greek: That God’s power deposited into your inner man through the Holy Spirit will be seen or translated as Christ’s dominion within you.

The results of this subduing or dominion whisks us right into verse seventeen.

17  That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

To dwell, is defined as an inhabitant being in comfortable control of his home, thus allowing him to live in the peace and authority which has been purchased through that control.

Christ desires to dwell in this very fashion within our hearts.  He can only do so in believers that fully obey Him, allowing “the Christ that dominates and subdues all evil” to set them free, so that He may dwell and exercise the full authority of the kingdom, through them.

Eph 1:19  And what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty( inward strength) power,(outward dominion)

Greek paraphrase. The exceeding greatness of this power is funneled into those who continuously believe.  The inward strength of God, which is displayed as His outward dominion, is translated as the exceeding greatness of His power, which is funneled into the believer. This funneling is limited to the continual believing of the Christian, which in turn is defined as the uncompromising moment-by-moment obedience to God’s rhema word, or voice of the Spirit.

20  Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

He wrought : This is very powerful!

The Greek perfect tense is used with this verb.  As we know, the Greek perfect tense is an accomplished event in history, having an eternal impact.

Which He wrought, can be defined, as the working through, or the accomplishing of something with absolute effectiveness, resulting in its becoming fully operational.

The exceeding greatness of God’s power; the translation of the dominion of the strength found within God, is fully and eternally operational inside the Person of His Son!  This very Christ lives within us, beloved!

The effective and full operation of this dominating or subduing power can be proved in that Christ sat down at the right hand of the Father after His resurrection.  One who sits down can only do so after conquering all; it is the position of rest.

This is why we always see Christ sitting down in the parables of His kingdom and glory.  His sitting down is the result of His absolute victories, thus allowing for the release of His glory through the works of the kingdom

Matthew 8:11  And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 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.

Matthew 26:64  Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

 Eph 1:21   Far above 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:

Herein is another aspect of God’s dominion fully operational within Christ, in that He was raised FAR IN DISTANCE above all that is opposed to Him.

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

The full and effective operation of the exceeding greatness of God’s power inside of Christ, is not only witnessed that in all things to Christ.

He rose far above them in physical distance, but they are now likewise subdued in a military fashion under His feet.

Finally and most important, THIS VERY CHRIST which has the full operation of the exceeding greatness of God’s power resident within Him, has been given to live within us!

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

Greek: Fills all things in all people.

To fill all things in all people, is the fullness of Christ’s revelation, which reveals the Christ who has the full operation of God’s dominating power, which sets us free!

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