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New Testament Church, Part 1
By Ronel – Dec 11, 2018
Christ makes known His manifold wisdom through His Church. His life on earth was cut short in order to raise up seed. He is received up in heaven, sitting at the right Hand of the Father, having the Promise of the Father. All those who belong to Him are being born again now in vessels of clay [the second harvest] and the rest of mankind will follow in due time [the third harvest]. When Christ comes the second time without sin [spiritually], we are being made alive, being raised up in the better resurrection. We are being made alive to raise up seed [gentiles within us] for Christ. Today is the day. As He was sent, so He sends us [Joh 20:21]. The Lord has turned our captivity and is saving us from a great death where we were being held, Mystery Babylon.
Psa 22:30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
Psa 22:31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.
Psa 126:1 A Song of degrees. When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
Psa 126:2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.
Psa 126:3 The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
Psa 126:4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.
Psa 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
Psa 126:6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
Let us now look at the book of Romans and see how the commands in Romans 12, applies to us today, spiritually, inwardly, through the spirit of Paul, to establish us in these trying times. In this study, we concentrate on the within ourselves. We know there is a without.
Rom 1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
Here is the manifold wisdom and commands of God in Romans 12
1] We are to present our vile bodies [our souls], as a living sacrifice to God, the Father, as Christ did for us.
Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Christ did it for us, as He is, so are we [1 John 4:17]. His soul was made an offering in order for Him to raise up seed. He had to die in order to be raised. Purifying our souls is another way of saying losing our lives daily, in order to be raised up with Christ. He led the way that we are now following. We die the second death in order to raise up seed for Christ within.
Isa 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
Isa 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
Isa 53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
1Jn 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
2] Not conforming to this world is to not giving into carnal reasoning within our heavens but rather transforming, renewing how we hear and think, and this we are doing through Christ, through His mercy Lord willing.
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Tit 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
Tit 3:4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
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, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Tit 3:6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
3] We have to be sober, because our enemy within, is like a roaring lion, wanting to devour us [1 Pe 5:8]. Our pride has our eyelids lifted up when we are not sober.
Rom 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Pro 30:11 There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.
Pro 30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
Pro 30:13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.
Pro 30:14 There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
4] We have to prophesy, minister or teach as the Lord gives us the ability and not out of greedy gain. Seeking such gain is the same as seeking to be seen [preeminent spirit], or seeking to be spiritually rich versus be content with where the Lord has us and maintaining a mindset of being an unworthy servant waiting on the Lord and His perfect timing.
Rom 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
Rom 12:7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
5] We give in simplicity, in other words, we speak plainly when we give and diligently ruling over the gentiles within is speaking truth and soberness, showing mercy which means showing love [teaching the commandments of God] with joy.
Rom 12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
Act 26:24 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.
Act 26:25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.
6] We love without hypocrisy, hating the defiled garments of the flesh within. The defiled garments is our lawlessness, without Christ. Sin is lawlessness.
Rom 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
Jud 1:22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:
Jud 1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
7] We cherish and love the family of God within ourselves and without. The Spirit of God within ourselves loves our soul [gentiles within], sanctifies and cleanses it with the Word, nourishes and cherishes it. We also do to all even those without the Christ.
Rom 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Eph 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Eph 5:28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
Eph 5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
Mat 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
8] We are to take heed against a lazy or an idle spirit. Do not put off what can be done today for we know not what tomorrow brings. We do not want to have the spirit of a busybody into another man’s matters [1 Pe 4:15]. Busybodies leave their first love.
Rom 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
1Ti 5:11 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;
1Ti 5:12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.
1Ti 5:13 And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
Jas 4:13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
Jas 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
Jas 4:15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
Jas 4:16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
Jas 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
9] If we only have hope, we are of all men most miserable, but Christ causes us to have patience, such a precious fruit of the Spirit and causes us to continue in prayer, which is to worship Him through obeying Him because Christ is risen from the dead within us.
Rom 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
1Co 15:16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
1Co 15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
1Co 15:18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
1Co 15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
1Co 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
10] We do not withhold today to give to what we need ourselves. In other words we judge ourselves today, so we are not judged later embracing the goodness of God’s judgments. We do this with joy, with a heart full of thanksgiving because this is the only way we are being saved from God’s wrath.
Rom 12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
1Co 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
1Co 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
11] When our enemies [carnal mindedness] within persecute us, we are to bless and not hate [love less] the commandments of God. Then Christ in us increases day by day and what a great reward it is to have the righteousness of Christ now in earthen vessels of clay first [we are a kind of first fruits].
Rom 12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Psa 67:4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
Psa 67:5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
Psa 67:6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
Psa 67:7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
12] We are to weep over our sins and then have great joy when sin has dominium over us no more. Christ is setting us free from this body of death [Rom 7:24].
Rom 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
Rom 5:19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Rom 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
Rom 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
13] We have no confidence in our flesh, anything that exalts against God [2 Co 10:5] which fades away as a flower, but the Lord sets over us the lowest of men.
Rom 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Dan 4:17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
Php 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
Mat 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
14] We are keeping the feast [the harvest] today with sincerity and truth, seeing that we are free, under the Law of Liberty which is Christ Jesus. We do not repay evil for evil within, the little sins that so easily beset us, tickling our ears, it shall not stand.
Rom 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
Pro 23:6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
Pro 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
Pro 23:8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.
2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2Ti 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
15] We are not to stir up the devil in us, the tongue sets on fire the wheels of Gehenna fire, we are admonished to flee from evil within and live peaceably within ourselves. We have to be content with what the Lord gives us and not have idols of the heart.
Rom 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Pro 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Pro 15:2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
1Ti 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
1Ti 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
1Ti 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
1Ti 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
16] We are to not harm ourselves and pierce ourselves through with many arrows and sorrows through idols of the hearts, but rather be jealous [give place to wrath, positive application] for God’s Truths within us and turn away from idols.
Rom 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
2Co 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
2Co 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
2Co 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
1Jn 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
17] Our enemies within repent [coals of fire on his head] when we give them Christ. To eat Christ’s flesh and drink His blood is how we accomplish this.
Rom 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Joh 6:55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
Joh 6:56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
18] We overcome Satan, the beast, the false prophet and all the evil angels [the synagogue of Satan within us], with the POWER of Christ within us.
Rom 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Psa 22:20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
Psa 78:49 He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.
1Co 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
1Co 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
To walk with Christ in white, is the highest calling any man can ever have.
Dan 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
Dan 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
Rom 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.