FINDING, RENEWING & ENHANCING YOUR GODLY JOY & FULFILLMENT! PART 1 OF 2
AN ABSTRACT OF THE CHRISTOLOGY SERIES – THE SPHERES OF JESUS CHRIST
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The following Abstract delineates an abridgment of the CHRISTOLOGY SERIES on the Topic of Joy.
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The following article is delineated into eight (8) Parts.
#1. QUESTION SUMMARY ( Part 1 of 8)
What is the MEANING of LIFE? How can PURPOSE, SATISFACTION, PEACE and FULFILLMENT in LIFE be found? How can we achieve LASTING JOY in our LIFE TODAY?
Many people have never stopped to really consider these crucial questions. They look back years later and wonder why their relationships have fallen apart and why they feel so empty, even though they may have achieved what they set out to Accomplish. Many goals reveal their emptiness only after many years have been wasted in their pursuit.
In our worldly, humanistic culture, people pursue many things, thinking that in them they will find MEANING and FULFILLMENT. Some of these pursuits include business success; wealth; good relationships; sex; entertainment; celebrity status, and doing good to and for others. People have testified that while they have achieved some of their goals of wealth, meaningful relationships, and pleasure, there was still a DEEP VOID inside, a feeling of EMPTINESS that nothing seemed to FILL or FULFILL. This article will attempt to explain why.
The CHRISTOLOGY SERIES explains the who, what, when, where, why and how a BELIEVER, DISCIPLE of CHRIST and a FOLLOWER of GOD may acquire the Eternal BLESSED LIFE full of SPIRITUAL POWER, LOVE, JOY, PEACE, FULFILLMENT, BLESSINGS & BLISS with GOD; beginning Right now in this Life through
>> Becoming Partakers of the Divine Nature of GOD! <<
2Pe_1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
#2. THE RATIONALE (Part 2 of 8)
King Solomon, richest man or king who has ever lived by all standards and the author of the Biblical Book of Ecclesiastes, describes this feeling when he said everything this world has to offer “is vanity of vanities; all is vanity”. In other words, vain and meaningless.
Ecc 1:2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
King Solomon had wealth beyond measure; wisdom beyond any man of his time or ours; hundreds of women; palaces and gardens that were the envy of kingdoms; the best food and wine, and every form of entertainment available. He said at one point that anything his heart wanted, he pursued. And yet he summed up “life under the sun”—life lived as though all there is to life is what we can see with our eyes and experience with our senses—as meaningless.
Ecc 1:14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
#3. The PROBLEM – There is a VOID that nothing in this WORLD can FILL or FULFILL. ( Part 3 of 8)
MANKIND – CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD
GOD made Mankind in HIS IMAGE and LIKENESS which means we were ORDAINED to be more Like GOD than anything else in ALL of CREATION. We were not to resemble Animals or Animal Totems or Spirits, we were Created to be “Sons of GOD”.
Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Luk_3:38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
So what went wrong?# 4. SIN -THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE VOID (Part 4 of 8) When man was created he was a Perfect Being. However, through Deceit and Deception by the Adversary of Mankind, who was a thief; murderer; and destroyer and with the lure of SIN, he caused Mankind to lose everything. Adam suffered Spiritual Death as GOD told him, through >> Disbelief/Unbelief and Disobedience. << Man lost his GOD-LIKE ATTRIBUTES; CHARACTERISTICS; ESTATE; POWER; his DOMINION; his ROYAL BLOODLINE, and the Keys to his INHERITANCE.
Gen 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Joh 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
GOD warned Adam & Eve that if they sinned they would die but they Disbelieved GOD and Believed the serpent instead when he told them they would not die. They also Believed him when he promised them godhood. The Lie the serpent told Eve and the wrong choice of Adam began the EXISTENCE of THE VOID; the Separation between Mankind and GOD. The Separation continued until the Time of CHRIST who came into the World to Heal the Breach and Restore the Abundant Life.
Mankind (Adam) was SEPARATED from GOD through Spiritual Death and his Life became a VOID EXISTENCE that nothing could FILL or FULFILL. Adam’s Progeny, his descendants, were not made in the image of GOD but were made in the image of Adam and suffered his same fate.
All that Mankind (Adam) had known, which was HOLY, was lost to him and his Life became tainted with evil because he had thought to seize the Knowledge of Good & Evil. He had already known Good but when he Disobeyed GOD’S Commandment, (Sinned) he began to “Know” Evil and because of his Sin he no longer Existed within the Parameters of GOD’S WILL but trespassed. Adam knew and felt this when he felt GOD’s presence in the Garden and attempted to hide himself.
Gen_3:10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
Mankind began to Degenerate progressively Living and Learning in the Ways of the VOID and moving further away from GOD’s Presence.
The VOID deprived Mankind of everything that was HOLY including his >> RELATIONSHIP << with GOD whose Synergistic REALITY is SINGULAR, SPIRITUAL and HOLY. When man became separated from GOD’s SPIRIT, because of SIN, the Adversary strengthened the Illusion of the >> “Carnal Deception” << an Alternate Reality which is a Lie, (The Void) where deluded Mankind Believes he can manipulate his own Will without GOD and with impunity, suffering no Penalties.
However, operating in our own WILL is idolatry; it is operating outside of >> GOD’S DIVINE WILL << ; it is being Disobedient to GOD; it is being Separated from GOD and all that is Holy and Right.
GOD’S DIVINE PLAN & GRAND DESIGN
But when the Acceptable time came, according to >> GOD’S Divine Plan, << & HIS >> Grand Design, << which was formed before the Foundation of the World, GOD sent HIS Son into the World, made of a Woman and made under the Law (Human) without the curse of Adam and without the Blemish of Sin, a Perfect Human Being, the Son of GOD and a Perfect Sacrifice to Pay the Debt, >> (A Body for the GODHEAD) << as the Ransom owed to Righteousness to Deliver HIS People and to Redeem them from the Bondage of Sin; to >> Abrogate the Law of Moses << NOT THE 10 COMMANDMENTS but the 613 Commandments given by Moses to Israel for Temple Rites, Civil Laws and Regulations.
Gal 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
Gal 4:5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Gal 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Heb_10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
1Jn 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
JESUS CHRIST came into the World to DESTROY the Works of the adversary of Mankind, the devil. The devil’s Works are all manner of Evil, Deceit, and Sin. CHRIST was sent forth from GOD to RECONCILE Mankind to GOD through the Reconciliation of the >> Covenants of Atonement, Redemption & Grace. << CHRIST removed the Curse of the Second Death from those who have made >> Covenant << with HIM through Baptism and have made CHRIST their Savior, the Captain of their Salvation, and the Lord of their Life.
Rom 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
Heb_2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
JESUS BRIDGES THE VOID THROUGH THE HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT
When individuals Accept CHRIST as their Savior, they undergo Baptism initiating the Covenant with CHRIST and receive the Promise of the Gift of the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT and receive Regeneration, a Transformation from Spiritual Death to being Spiritually Alive, from Carnal Minded, controlled by the demands of the Physical Flesh, to having the Mind of CHRIST and Spiritually >> Partaking of the Nature of GOD. << They study the Bible and articles such as those written by the CHRISTOLOGY SERIES and they Pray for Spiritual Knowledge and Wisdom to Discern the >> Spiritual Mysteries of GOD << for the Edification of their Souls. These things and GOD’S Grace will help Believers Spiritually Grow and to Discern what the LORD’S Will is for their Life.
When the Believer has the HOLY GHOST residing on the THRONE of his heart he seeks first the KINGDOM OF GOD and he is validated as a CHILD of GOD. After a Believer is BORN AGAIN and receives the BAPTISM and INDWELLING of the HOLY GHOST he is TRANSLATED into the KINGDOM of GOD and is no longer in the WORLD. They are also SAVED from the WRATH of GOD, a terrible JUDGEMENT on ALL who remain DEAD in Sin and under the Dominion of Sin and the Darkness in the World.
Col_1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Rom 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Rom 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Rom 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Eph 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
Eph 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
GOD’S Will in Your Life – Become Partakers of the Divine Nature
Eph 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
The Spiritual Gospel Dispensation was ushered in by JESUS CHRIST when HE came to Earth. Through HIS Incarnation, Ministry, Death, Resurrection and Ascension to the FATHER, HE made >> a Way << to Reconcile Believers back into the Perfect >> Covenant << | >> RELATIONSHIP << with GOD the FATHER and Restored Mankind’s Estate as it was in the beginning before Sin entered into the World.
Individuals who accept CHRIST as Lord and are Baptized into Covenant with HIM become Disciples of CHRIST/Believers and through the >> HOLY GHOST/HOLY SPIRIT, << are >> BORN AGAIN. << They are Spiritually Converted and become >> Partakers of the Divine Nature of CHRIST. << They are Transformed becoming a recipient and sharer of the Spiritual Nature of GOD.
They are Transformed into HIS Image and they are Reconciled to HIM. They will grow in Spirit through the Indwelling of the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT and through HIM receive >> Spiritual Gifts << (Talents, Skills and Capabilities) which Empowers them as they travel on their Spiritual Journey, in their Life and Equips them for their Ministry. Also they are given Evidences of their Salvation as >> Spiritual Fruit << which are Operations of the >> HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT. << The Study of and the Belief in the >> EVERLASTING GOSPEL of the Kingdom of GOD/Heaven << will strengthen the Believer and through the Indwelling of the >> HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT << they will attain Spiritual Perfection always striving towards Spiritual Maturation which is growing up to the Fullness of CHRIST.
1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Eph_4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
GOD, through HIS Son JESUS CHRIST, has given Mankind an opportunity to
>> CHOOSE << | >> WHOM WE WILL SERVE. <<
BEYOND THE VEIL – HOLINESS/PERFECTION
The fact is GOD CREATED Mankind for something more than the materialistic, worldly goal oriented lifestyle man has created for himself in the VOID. Man can not find Joy on his own. He has no way to seek it for himself but JESUS CHRIST came into the World to Teach Divinity and the Way to GOD – the Source of Joy. JESUS CHRIST is the Way, the Truth and the Life and no Man can go to the FATHER except by HIM. Through the Love of CHRIST the Believer will Partake of the Divine Nature and be filled with the Fullness of GOD.
Joh_14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Eph_3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
From within the Believer, the HOLY GHOST TEACHES; DIRECTS; GUIDES; COMFORTS; EDIFIES; and INFLUENCES as well as PRODUCES in the Believer the GIFTS and FRUITS of the HOLY GHOST. The HOLY GHOST provides the INTIMATE CONNECTION between FATHER, SON & HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT and HIS children/Believers; CHRIST being the FIRST FRUITS.
Most importantly, our current LIFE is TEMPORAL. It is a temporary LIFE, limited by Time, a fleeting moment and as seen >> THROUGH HEAVEN’S EYES << it is only a prelude to what is BEYOND the VEIL – that which is HOLY and ETERNAL/FOREVER.
2Co 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Christian JOY is not simple gaiety, happiness or simple pleasure. It is the Result of the TRIUMPH of FAITH over Adversity, the Adverse and trying circumstances in one’s Life. When one has Joy in their Life Adversity, instead of hindering JOY, actually enhances it.
Mat 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Mat 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you
When a person becomes a Disciple/Believer and a recipient of the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT indwelling within them, they prepare their Life as an Immortal Being and begin Living their Life from the Eternal Perspective.
Joh 17:13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
THIS LIFE IS ONLY PHASE 1 of 3. THERE IS MORE TO COME AFTER THIS LIFE! START PLANNING NOW!
By HIS Death HE has Saved us. By HIS Life HE will Sustain us.
CHRIST HAS DONE HIS PART!
Joh 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Joh 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Rev 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
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