FACTS July 8-14/12
1 Thessalonians 2:13, NIV: And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.
Psalm 150:2, NLT: Praise him for his mighty works; praise his unequalled greatness!
Mark 4:24-25, NIV: “Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and even more.
2 Thessalonians 2:13-14, NIV: But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
James 1:18, NIV: He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created.
Holy Spirit is our partner in every KINGdom work. We can do nothing of ourself. Holy Spirit partnership is evident as we co-operate with Him in being disciplined and teachable. Paul wrote in Hebrews 12:14 Pursue peace with all men and sanctification, without which no one will “see the Lord”; (the context is living a holy life, disciplinable righteous and ton the straight path)
“See the Lord” references “know the Lord” or as to be dismissed by Him as “workers of lawlessness” (Matt 7:23) Issue is works of self, not GOD WORKS requireing intimacy to believe He is where we will be as His servant: (John 12:26).To believe is trust He will be where we are to Go,do,in whhat we are to say.. Believe is an action word not a matter of head knowledge. Believe means (strongs) “trust and obey” We must hear His voice before we can obey. To obey willalways increase in our measure of faith because we obey out of faith not sure of the outcome we go,do say what we are given. He shows up in our obedience to give us revelation of His trust worthiness and faithfulness to meet us where he asked us to do, go say. He does the work we move in faith. He knows our faith by our works because He gives us our works to go do and say as directed by Holy Spirit. Every faith work is proving our belief that the treasure in our earthen vessel is the excellency of the power is GOD nothing is of ourself for building KINGdom. Sanctification is simply atrust and obey relationship of hearing and obeying, even in our disciplining and being disciplined. Builds a portion of our testimony of the grace of God in sanctification to spotless and “unwrinkled” by the world and the “old man”