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5 Deeper Truths

Five Deeper Truths - Our Responsibility to Preserve the Word of God

We asked the Father through the Word by the Spirit, what revelation in our spirit in the heavenlies would be particularly beneficial for our spiritual life after repentance, faith, atonement (bought by the blood), justified by faith, co-crucifixion (co-death, identification with Christ to put away negatively all belonging to the old creation), resurrection life (bringing in positively a new beginning), consecration in yielding to God (set apart and separated for spiritual service according to His right or divine prerogative for "the love of Christ constraineth us" 2 Cor. 5.14), sanctified by faith (cleansing our members as instruments of "righteousness unto holiness" Rom. 6.19), receiving His life and power as Christ lives out in us, and ascension (the obtaining of a victorious position)?

What does God want us to fall head over heals into and know intuitively for the deeper Christian experience which brings our spirit into even greater awareness and sensitivity? "If therefore thine eye be single" on Christ (Matt. 6.22), because we are clothed with Christ and belong to Christ then the answer is crystal clear. We should know two things: (1) what this particular truth is-what does it talk about; and (2) what is the relation between this specific truth and the center. We ought to pay attention to the center, though this does not exclude the teaching of other truths related to the center. After Paul had declared that he was determined "not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified," he then proceeded to say that "we speak wisdom, however, among them that are full grown" (1 Cor. 2.2,6). Only after people have consecrated themselves and have accepted Christ as their Lord are we able to speak to them the deeper truths for edification (like spokes in a wheel):
  1. Man is tripartite with a spirit of God-consciousness (functions of intuition, communion and conscience in the still small voice and inner registrations of the holy of holies), soul of self-consciousness (functions of mind, will and emotion in the holy place-the soul life is in the blood, Lev. 17.11) and a body of world-consciousness (that which we make contact with the world by our five senses in the outer court of the temple). The soul and body (joints for movement and marrow for sensation) comprise our outer man while our spirit constitutes our inner man (Heb. 4.12, 1 Thess. 5.23). Let us, therefore, walk by the spirit (Gal. 5.25);
  2. The consummation of this age, lasting 7 years, begins with a first rapture, separate rapture or partial rapture (Matt. 24.37,40-41), according to readiness (Rev. 3.10, Luke 21.36, Matt. 24.40-42; cf. Mark 13.32 with 1 Thess. 5.2) to be received up to the throne in 3rd heaven (Rev. 7.9) before the trumpets of the Tribulation commence (Rev. 8.1ff). And there will be a rapture and resurrection at the start of the last trumpet (1 Cor. 15.23,50-52; 1 Thess. 4.14-18, 5.4; Rev. 11.15, 14.14-16, 15.2-4) that is according to completion;
  3. The five points of osas arminian agree perfectly with God's way of saving to overcome in His grace which begins at new birth. God predestinates by foreknowing (Rom. 8.29) our free-choice (such as Abel's free will offering) made in His image (Gen. 1.26,27): a conditional election, unlimited atonement, resistible grace, for the preservation of the saints. This is love, the only way, the truth, and the life;
  4. The six literal days in Genesis Chapter 1 are a summary that sum up the period of restoration, called gap restoration, after God caused the earth to be desolate and waste in verse 2 due to the sin of the inhabitants of earth's earliest ages. He created perfectly in verse 1 but the creatures in those days subsequently rebelled over 65 million years ago; and
  5. Before Christ returns, the Ministry of the Apostles (Eph. 4.11), directly commissioned by God to appoint Elders to take care of Biblical church localities, will become a global phenomenon (Acts 14.23, 2 Cor. 10.13, Titus 1.5). To the extent this occurs before Christ returns is unkown. All we can do is the best we can do according to His will and He will fulfill the rest.
These five areas of focus need to be known more than just soulically by our minds, but must enter the very depth of our inner being to be experienced for the Church to function to the glory of God in perfect harmony.

Praise the Lord! Amen.

How the Apostles and Elders Organize the Church

"This letter is from the apostles and elders..." (Acts 15.23).

The Church will return to "thy first love" (Rev. 2.4) in this final church period before Christ, the Son of Man, appears with His overcomer believers who receive the reward of reigning for 1000 years over the nations as kings and priests (20.2-7). Apostles and Elders though first need to be in agreement about deeper truths in the Word of God such as Biblocality. Apostles directly commissioned by God have asked 37 questions (and the first 19 questions for Elders) as a statement of faith so the Church can be confident in those who say they are Apostles. See the questions at registration.

"As they traveled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders...for the people to obey. So the churches were strengthened...[they] traveled throughout the region...having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in [another] province. And when they had appointed for them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they had believed. But we will not glory beyond our measure, but according to the measure of the province which God apportioned to us as a measure, to reach even unto you. For this reason I left you in a region of churches, that you should set in order the things which remain, and appoint elders for every city as I directed you...without taking sides or showing special favor to anyone. Never be in a hurry about appointing an elder" (Acts 16.4-6; 14.23; 2 Cor. 10.13; Titus 1.5; 1 Tim. 5.22).

This is not part of the outward appearance of the kingdom of heaven.

"The apostles gather themselves together; and they told him all things, whatsoever they had done, and taught" (Mark 6.30). "Thus says the LORD of hosts: Ask the [apostles] to decide this question" (Hag. 2.11) - 37 questions. The Apostles have agreed to record their region of churches on the Meeting Place Finder through Permission Groups. "God hath set some in the church, first apostles. Have you tested those who call themselves apostles?" (1 Cor. 12.28, Rev. 2.2) Elders of a locality to be appointed by an Apostle need to agree with 19 questions to add their church locality. And Elders of a meeting give their meeting place by the approval of the Elder of that locality for the Church to find fellowship with correct teaching.

Praise the Lord! Amen.

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