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Perfecting You Doesn’t Involve You. Part 3.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

HEB 4:12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Faith HEB 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

We can’t become witnesses in the Angelic Conflict until we become winner believers.
We must establish what is meant by God’s definition of perfection when it comes to spiritual walks.

Can I realize perfection?
Can I become “exactly fitting” for God’s purpose and will for my life?

How much of a role do I play in this process?

No matter how many times you have a set back, if you’re still alive, God has one purpose and that’s for you to advance.

PHI 1:6 having come to this settled and firm persuasion concerning this very thing, that He who began in you a work which is good, will bring it to a successful conclusion right up to the day of Christ Jesus (Kenneth Wuest)

For I am confident which is the per-act-part from the verb peitho, which is pepoithos, meaning to believe, to convince, to persuade, to rely on, to trust, to have confidence.

HEB 4:16 Let us come therefore with boldness to the throne of grace, in order that we may procure mercy and find grace for seasonable help [or “help in good time”] of this very thing is the personal pronoun auto [very thing] and then the demonstrative pronoun touto [this] and it is translated correctly “of this very thing”

We have the verb, the aor-mid-part of enarchomai, which is enarxamenos, which means to commence, to begin, and in the aorist tense it should be translated has begun. The prepositional phrase en plus the locative plural humon correctly translated in you.

A good work is the adjective agathon, translated good, however, more accurately, it means intrinsic or absolute good; and the noun ergon, which brings out the logistical grace blessings from God the Father.

HEB 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;

Perfecting you doesn’t involve you!

Be confident that He will give you the knowledge and the tools. Your only part is to choose to use these things (PVTD).

will perfect it is the fut-act-ind of the verb epiteleo, which is epitelesei, meaning to perform, to accomplish, to perfect, to fulfill, to complete, to bring to an end, to execute, to bring something to a successful conclusion.

achri hemeras Iesou Christou correctly translated “right up to the day of Christ Jesus,” referring to the Rapture.

1. God has a plan for every church-age believer and that plan has divine objectives, which is spiritual maturity.
2. This plan and objective for your life demands logistical support from the Planner.

3. All objectives to the divine objectives are accomplished through the daily function of perception, metabolization and application of Bible doctrine.
4. PHI 1:6 also brings out the principle of eternal security for He who has begun in you an absolute good work will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.

5. This verse also demands that the believer be confident about the fact that God has begun an absolute good work within the believer.

PHI 1:6 [corrected] For I am confident of this very thing, that He who has begun in you an absolute good work will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.
2CO 13:5 Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you– unless indeed you fail the test?

2CO 7:5 For even when we came into Macedonia our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted on every side: conflicts without, fears within.
2TI 1:12 “but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.”

Adversity is inevitable; stress is optional

On that day they were called by the Holy Spirit in JOH 16:7-11, convinced that the message of the gospel was true, 2CO 6:2, and baptized into the body of Christ, 1CO 12:13.

On that day they were sealed by the Holy Spirit, EPH 1:13, Who guaranteed that He would remain at home in their bodies, 1CO 6:19, despite the fact that they would grieve Him in EPH 4:30.

Justification the first stage of salvation when we receive perfect righteousness and positional truth

This guarantees the third stage which we call “glorification” when they will see Him and be like Him in 1JO 3:1-2, PHI 3:20-21.

6. And that leads us to our sixth principle, you may also be confident that He who has begun in you a good work will also complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Neither the beginning nor the end of anything is in our hands.

ACT 17:28 for in Him we live and move and exist,
HEB 12:2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith,
HEB 13:5 “For He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”

PSA 37:24 When he falls, he shall not be hurled headlong; Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.
HEB 6:18 in order that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have strong encouragement, we who have fled for refuge in laying hold of the hope set before us.

MAL 3:6a For I, the Lord, do not change;
JAM 1:17 With Him there is no variation, or shifting shadow.

Because God completes what He begins, man’s possibility is always greater than his ability.

Perfecting You Doesn’t Involve You!

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