The Doctrine of Supergrace. Part 17.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
PHI 4:13 I have the endowed power [maximum doctrine resident in the soul], to attain all things [ultra-supergrace and dying grace], By means of the One [God the Holy Spirit], who keeps on pouring the power [the doctrine], into me.
Once God begins to touch those who seek Him, He gives that believer an instinct to be united with Him as never before.
Verse 1: Symbolically, “You, come to the waters” is about making the volitional decision to present ourselves to the source of life.
PHI 4:13 I have the endowed power, to attain all things, by means of the One [God the Holy Spirit], who keeps on pouring the power [the doctrine], into me.
“Buy wine” = in the ancient world wine was used to clean wounds and help the healing process, whereas “milk” represented food and strength that is so necessary for our physical bodies.
Water, wine, and milk totally represent spiritual blessings which only come from the Lord.
Their labor profits absolutely nothing as it relates to a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
LUK 12:16-18 Then he told them this story: “The farm of a certain rich man produced a terrific crop.” He talked to himself: “What can I do? My barn isn’t big enough for this harvest.” Then he said, “Here’s what I’ll do: I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I’ll gather in all my grain and goods,”
LUK 12:19-22 and I’ll say to myself, “Self, you’ve done well! You’ve got it made and can now retire. Take it easy and have the time of your life!” Just then God showed up and said, “Fool! Tonight you die. And your barnful of goods - who gets it? That’s what happens when you fill your barn with Self and not with God. He continued this subject with his disciples. “Don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or if the clothes in your closet are in fashion.”
LUK 12:23-24 "There is far more to your inner life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the ravens, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, carefree in the care of God. And you count far more."
What’s the point of this cycle of life?
The Lord is calling people to Meet Him, Commune with Him, and our souls shall live!
We are to meet Him in The Place Of Intimacy.
God shows up in the most interesting circumstances, such as at a time of brokenness; helplessness; hopelessness; and loneliness.
All circumstances that human power can NOT master.
JER 31:3 I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.
Intimacy is a close relationship, in a secret place, where internal communication takes place.
1. The place of Intimacy is the ONLY way we can commune with God and receive from the Holy Spirit, ROM 5:5.
2. Did you know that demons are assigned to us?
As the god of this age, Satan controls the world systems and influences the systems’ servants people.
Whoever can Influence you also has the ability to Predict what you will do.
Satan has assigned demons to us: MAT 4:1-11; 2CO 12:2-9; EPH 6:10-13; 1TH 2:18; 2TI 3:12.
BUT, our meetings with God are conducted in the Place of Intimacy, our souls.
Intimacy = a personal, private relationship that is based on Someone who thoroughly knows us, understands us, loves us in spite of our faults and failures.
He shares Himself with us, without cross-examination and judgment.
The only Intimate place provided for us by God is in Our Own Souls, PRO 23:7.
HOS 2:14 “Therefore, behold, I will allure her and bring her into The Wilderness, and speak comfortably to her.”
God, by inner power, draws a person who is the wretched of the earth, an evil woman who knows only prostitution (slavery of her soul), and says, “Hosea, you can’t change her condition; I must do this by drawing her with My power of Love.”
Hosea, I will bring her to a Condition where I will have her full attention; and then, Hosea, I’ll speak Tenderly To Her - not Judging Her, But Speaking Peace To Her Soul!!!
The Wilderness is actually a Circumstance, a Condition that only God can remedy.
The Wilderness is a location with no life support, where Only God can sustain life.