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Godhead..Demonstrating the Fulness of Deity!

In him dwelt the fulness of the godhead Bodily (Col 1;19).
Divine fulness. In Jesus nothing is lacking. He is God’s perfection and himself, perfect God.
What God was he as a man is and the perfection of it.
Jesus is the perfection of all that God was and is. This means that man, cannot be perfect as a man without being one with God as Jesus was one with God, for it is only in oneness can we receive fulness. Just as a man who is one with his wife is full of love for his wife so too, a man that is one with God is full of the love of God.  When man ignores the oneness of God teachings in scripture, he deprives himself of Christlikeness and can no more be a son of God any more than an estranged wife be his wife. Oneness is not a signed marriage contract, its not a paper thing! It’s not what you read, it’s what of God that you embrace in its fulness,  and its only in the embracing of “oneness” with God can man fully, truly and completely manifest God. Hence the importance of knowing the Jesus who as man is the Godhead bodily.

Deity Undercover Boss by Paul B Thomas
nb These notes are not taken from this ebook but I believe you will find this ebook of value and interest
Paul

Who Are The Dead?

GOSPEL POWER TRACTS
PAUL B THOMAS

My first question

Who are the dead?

Isn’t that obvious brother Paul?

No, and the reason is this if the dead were as real to us as the buried dead then we would see more “raising of the dead!”

I want to challenge you to see soul’s as God sees thema and have the same passion to raise the dead.

Secondly What is death?

Death is not only a cessation of existence but it is a separation from God. Ponder this deeply. I’ll not waste words. Anyone separated from God is dead. Since God is life, then anyone separated from God is dead!

Even Jesus, did not want separation from the father. At Gethsemane he prayed, “Father let this cup pass from.” It was not that he was afraid to die, No! He had already faced death and called Lazarus forth. He had previously entered into death and said “Dorcas arise.” So death to him was already conquered. What he feared was not death but rather separation from the Father.

Now separation from the Father is death, it is the cessation of all life to that man, being unable to enter into the life, the God kind of life which is the only LIFE worth living on this planet. To be separated from God is death itself. And you don’t have to be in your grave to be separated from God. Without God a man can walk talk and bethe but every walk is wasted and evbery breth is pointless if he has not God LIFE. Jesus said “I AM the LIFE,” Yes he is life and since he is “life” then you will never be more dead than what you are right now if you do not know him as God.

Jesus said that knowing the Father and the Son was eternal life. (John 17;3)”Believing” in God itself, is not a sign of eternal life, a  man can believe in God and not know God. It is the “knowing God” that is eternal life. Again if knowing God is life then a man who does not know God is dead. Dead in trespasses and sins.

This revelation must be real to us, we must see that a dead man is just as dead as one who is buried in the very dirt he came from. This man while walking, talking and breathing has no life of Christ and is as good as dead. No undertaker here to pronounce him dead. God the creator himself by his own definition of dead, pronounces him dead. that is dead o narrival. The moment he is born he is born dead.

Such as undestanding is neccessary for if I cannot define death among those who are alive then how can I be a witness to them, what can I say to those who walk in prosperity  walk in good jobs, walk in success that this world gives them, why they have other gods who have given them life. Friend if I cannot see the sinner as God sees them then I myself will never have a passion to raise the dead.

Some think the demonstration of God’s power, is to raise those who are dead from their grave, yet themselves do not cry for the souls of those who walk in the valley of death every moment of the day around us, living next door to us, seated among us in Costas and Starbucks, driving cars alongside us on highways, serving goods to us in food-stores, every day we are like Ezekiel in and among the valleys of dry bones. O for us to see the world as dead as much as we see the deceased as dead.

I chose not to enter into the folly of raising those whom the Lord has put to sleep. Sure the Lord done it as an example to us of what death is, its asleep. yes death is a sleep.One who is not aware of the life of Christ that is available to him. To that he is asleep

Now our ministry to raise the dead. now do you know that kind of death, is it a revelation to you that a man walking without God is just as dead as a dead man laying as a corpse. oh I  know that this thought may not excite you because we are addicted to the sign and wonders yet friend we are overlooking truth. we like Elijah have dead children in front of us.

Is Doctrine Important

2 Timothy 4:3-5: “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”

The “itching ears” syndrome. Sounds good like it buy it! they don’t know truth so when the hear something that sounds good they want to buy the CD! Let me say something, truth cannot be changed and the church cannot be reinvented, upgraded or modified. If you want to know how its done, what you supposed to believe, and what to preach about, look at Acts. The apostles doctrine (Acts 2:42) It contains all that Jesus taught (Acts 1:1) and all the prophets spoke about. If a man cannot adhere to the apostles doctrine then he aught not to plant a church or be a minister of Jesus church. He should learn until he knows the revelation of the one true God and his name then if God calls him to work for him. Maybe the Lord will employ him as a servant.  (Rom 1:1)

1 Tim 4:16: “Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.

A man of God has to be able to save others, if his doctrine is unsound how can he even save himself!

Is having a good meal important?
So too is having sound doctrine.
1. Sound doctrine is not only important, its commanded.
2. A man without sound doctrine will be a castaway or a reprobate (2 Tim3:8).
3. A man without sound doctrine will deceive others and he himself be deceived
4. A man who teaches heresy brings upon himself swift destruction (2 peter 2:1 )

 

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Take heed unto sound doctrine. How do you know if its sound? Its Jesus doctrine, it’s his truth and its his way, because he himself is the truth and the way. Doctrine reveals him who he is and what he said about himself. Since he is truth then anything that said of him makes him less than God is a lie! If it points to Jesus as Lord and God, preach it! If it don’t, leave it!  (John 2:22, 23. Acts 23:12).

Doctrine or Convictions

Doctrine is absolute, convictions are personal
Doctrine is eternal, convictions are changeable
Doctrine saves souls, convictions can scare them off
Doctrine is truth what God says, convictions are what we think is truth, what we say.
Doctrine reveals God his person and his name, convictions often reveal more about us than God and will give us a reputation and name
Doctrine unsettled dogma because its based on the word. Convictions can be based on lies or truth whatever we believe as the word of another
Doctrine shakes a city and is the foundation of the church. Convictions put man in jail instead of the church
Doctrine are what apostles use to convert and convict. Convictions can belong to pagans too who’ll never convert
Doctrine is essential to life and salvation. Convictions can belong to folks without salvation.
Whats your doctrine!
(Acts 2:42)

The Power of Pattern

Pattern… make it according to pattern.

God is the ultimate designer, of man, his world, his environment, his thinking and his person. Designers don’t use chance they design according to patterns and systems knowing that there are some foundational rules and principles that cannot be broken.

The bible is a book of patterns and systems. If you study the life of David and Joseph you’ll find similarities that reveal  the Christ himself.  You’ll find a common process of elvation and common principles that determine promotion.  Such commonalities of incredible men exist forever and discovering the patterns that makes common men incredible is a skill that has to be mastered by all that desire to succeed in life.

TBC

Have You Been Baptised in Jesus Name?

Have You been baptised in Jesus name?
If Jesus said it , it’s important
If the apostles commanded it, it’s important
If Paul done it, it’s important
If one becomes a disciple by doing it, it’s important
Have you been baptised in Jesus name?..  If not why Not?

Paul.
(Acts 2:38 Acts 10:44-46 Mt 28:19)