Functioning honorably as a member of the Royal Family - Laws of Prosperity.
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Poieo - “done” = “to function”
Kalos - “well” = honorably
Share - aor-act-part sunkoinonesantes - sugkoinwnhvsantev" = preposition sun + adjective koinonous = a sharer; to share giving.
It also means to be a partner with someone and both meanings are blended into this participle.
Paul is saying, “You have functioned honorably” when you shared or gave and entered into partnership with me.
Aorist tense - constative aorist = the Philippian giving in its entirety.
Active voice - the Philippian believers produce the action; the participle is a temporal participle.
Locative singular - mou te thipsei - mou th/’ qlivyei = when you shared money and entered into partnership with me, in my adversity you functioned honorably.
1. The pressure or tribulation refers to Paul’s Roman imprisonment in AD 62 at the time of writing.
2. The unsolicited but timely giving of the Philippians indicates a maximum number of supergrace believers in that congregation.
3. Giving apart from pressure or coercion is a manifestation of supergrace status or very close.
4. Supergrace provides the true motivation for grace giving.
5. Giving without emotional involvement or gimmicks indicates the vast inner resources of Bible doctrine resident of the souls of the Philippians.
6. The supergrace believer occupied with Christ, sharing God’s happiness, has capacity for love, capacity for life, and is therefore correctly motivated to give in an honorable manner.
Jesus could have produced the money to stay each night in an inn if He had really wanted to.
Jesus and His organization had a treasurer, Judas - JOH 13:29 “Judas had the money box”
I am going to prove to you how miraculous things happen to believers who have PVTD - perception, metabolization, and especially application of Bible doctrine.
Or was the Lord so much in fellowship with His Father and God the Holy Spirit that He received divine guidance concerning where the fish were?
He simply told two of His disciples to go into the village of Bethphage to look for a donkey and its colt tied alongside the road.
When Jesus needed a room to serve the Passover meal, He didn’t go to a hotel to rent one.
When Jesus hung on the cross, the soldiers who crucified Him gambled for possession of His expensive, seamless one-piece robe and His other garments.
He had absolutely no need for worldly, material assets because He knew that He could apply His faith to God’s laws of prosperity in order to obtain whatever He needed.
He relied totally upon God’s Word and upon God’s Holy Spirit living within Him.
JOB 27:16-17 The evil man may accumulate money like dust, with closets jammed full of clothing - yes, he may order them made by his tailor, but the innocent shall wear that clothing and shall divide his silver among them. (TLB)
1. The first law for prosperity - “Always keep God first,” MAT 6:33.
2CO 13:5 Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves!
1. “Do I actually place God ahead of each member of my family?”
2. “Is God always more important to me than my friends?”
3. “Do I spend more time seeking God each day than I do watching television or enjoying hobbies?”
4. “Is God more important to me than any possession that I have?”
5. “Is seeking God on a daily basis more important to me than seeking financial prosperity?”