Spiritual Gifts part 259: A reason to get up Monday morning.
April 29, 2012
Spiritual Gifts Part 259: Something to get up for Monday morning.
God is at work producing mature sons who can step in and take on the amazing calling and destiny He has waiting for those who love Him.
To love the Lord means two things:
These differences are spoken of in the Bible in terms of rank, rulership, reward, recognition, privilege, and intimacy.
Rewards are associated with work and faithful service.
The inheritance of the Church Age believer has two compartments:
Heirs of God by birth – by means of the new birth – regeneration.
The inheritance of the believer has two sides.
The resurrection body is related to Christ’s NATURE.
Any time you want to understand something about the church you start with Christ.
The WORK of Christ-His SERVICE - is to minister God to the creation;
Christ came to explain His Father.
Jesus Christ orients to His Father in everything.
Yet even when it came to dying on the cross, His motivation was ultimately about His Father. Joh 17:1; Rom 3:23-26.
Right now, in His humanity, where is He?
What will His service be about in the future ages?
Just as Christ is the fullness of the Father and explains Him…
The Church is to be the fullness of Christ and, by the work of the Holy Spirit, to explain Christ to the world and the angels.
When we communicate the truth of mystery doctrine, we participate in this mighty service of God making Himself known for who He really is.
The things about the glory of God the Father that Christ came to broadcast just happen to be two things we can become full of ourselves.
This is after all what it means to love the Lord. Keeping His word (truth) and loving the brethren (grace).