Gods love in relation to… the Doctrine of Christ…introduction
The goal in life is to find true lasting happiness peace and joy…love
The opposite is a life lived in sadness anxiety and anger…grief
If you choose to do nothing you take your chances with whatever comes along and you may have moments of love but nothing lasting.
This is why many turn instead to drugs like alcohol and similar to feel good.
The problem is they soon wear of and then either more or stronger drugs are needed…
John 10:9-10: “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find GOOD pasture.
The thief comes to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
Most people when they hear the word Christ they assume it is Jesus.
This is correct but… not the full picture… To fully understand what Christ means is for you literally life and death…
Most people think… everything will get sorted when we get to heaven and in the meantime we live a life’s of grief….. waiting to be taken to a better place…
The reality is unless you find Gods love now you will not make it to heaven…
Most people leave it up to others to tell them what’s required and are too lazy to find out if what they are being told is actually correct… I know because that’s what I did for 35 years….
Jesus said…Mat 7:21-23: “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
(Iniquity means wicked lawlessness)
Ever hear this scripture taught in our modern lukewarm churches…
To qualify for the Rapture whether you are dead or alive is…
you must be “In Christ “
1Ths 4:16-18: “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead IN CHRIST shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”
So now would be a good time to reveal what EXACTLY it means to be… “IN CHRIST “
The Greek word for Christ is…
Christos – pronounced…khris-tos’
And it means … Anointed
But the Greek word for anointed is the word…. chriō – pronounced khree’-o
The difference is you have to be anointed…like JESUS was anointed.
To be anointed like Jesus is to flow in Gods LOVE like Jesus….
John 5:30: “I can of mine own self do nothing:
as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will (Gods love) of the Father which hath sent me.”
To live in Christ starts with being obedient to a GREATER Love…the WILL of God the Father…
Gods WILL is the character and actions (righteousness) that God values….
Slowness to anger
Just imagine a world that flowed in these values….
This world is achievable….we just have to change some mindsets.
The world treats people as objects to be exploited….
But God sees everyone including you as His immediate FAMILY
People have been turned into Objects because objects don’t have feelings… only people do.
Only your Heavenly Father is truly considerate of your happiness peace and joy as much as you are because you are not an object but his child in His Family.
To fully understand this you must first turn to a better approach your life…
a better lifestyle than the one you have so far been sold by a manipulative greedy world…
To start on the path of living…
you must first turn towards something better… it’s time to leave behind dead works and discover a truth that all truth flows from…
Gods Love… just like Jesus.
The early church had a set routine of teaching that lead new believers from repentance’s all the way through to what happens after you die…
It outlined a process of growth that lead you into Christ…
As the years progressed the details of the teaching were lost and now only the headings remained…
It is now time to revisit these principles and once again lay the foundation that leads to perfection….
The doctrine of Christ.
Heb 6:1: “Therefore (revisiting) the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; (re-)laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,”
“Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.”
Repentance from Dead works.
(to be continued…)