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1) Previous study was called Bustin’ Out ! . If you desire to study “Biblical Determination” from this study, feel more than free to do so-but, PLEASE, make sure to review the previous study when you get a chance. In that study we tried to very scripturally show that “it” ALL starts in the Spirit-and without that foundation and understanding….getting and maintaining the proper ‘determination’ will be a hard “row to hoe !” 🙂
The purpose of this study is to PLANT a spike in the ground here. In the scriptures Paul never said he would walk on by, so to speak, and stuff from him would automatically just transfer to those he was teaching, or “discipling”. He DID say he was building, creating and working on “forming Christ in you” . You might call it “working on getting all of us to that NEXT level” -as in the levels of Noahs Ark ( a type or a figure or a resemblence to Jesus)
2) Title of this study is determination. Although it touches on the mental level-motivation, can do, etc. -it is far deeper than that. It is not mental assent, it is spiritual substance ! Remember the last study ? SPIRIT SPIRIT SPIRIT. If ya ain’t got the roots,,,,ya wastin yer time !!
What were talking about here, it starts with the Bible word- IN SPIRA TION (Inspiration) It is His “SPIRE”-IN YOU !! It means to GET THE BREATH OF GOD, IN YOU, “AGAIN”… ”Job 32:8 says “But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty gives him understanding”
It is the life of God, the “breath” of God that, when it gets in you and you “get it”-you gain UNDERSTANDING !
Now, the way spiritual things work, it might take hitting it and hitting it ,,and hitting it,,but …keep hitting it-and you WILL get it !
3) You see, while we are down here, with God there is ALWAYS another ‘level’, another dimension, another ‘place…’. It says so right in scripture :
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father… that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being… may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
[NOT “three dimensions here-but FOUR. Here is that next level, that other place, that has SPIRITUAL SUBSTANCE ]
and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:14-19
So, your mind is part of it, but not the final goal. You mind is a tool, part of the gate, to help get stuff down in your spirit. Your mind helps feed your spirit, to give it SUBSTANCE, not just mental assent. If it’s in your Spirit it’s a part of YOU .
Ergo, the determination we are talking about today is SPIRITUAL. It’s the ROOTS, sweetheart ! It could be termed spiritual ooompf. Spiritual will. Spiritual fortitude…. Spiritual might.
4) Next, this spiritual, above natural [“super”-“natural” 🙂 ] might is , if you are IN JESUS, part of YOUR GOD GIVEN INHERITANCE
The Bible describes seven specific spirits, forces, moves, that are part of the make up of Jesus’ inheritance, for you !. In this scripture it tells there are seven spirits:
“John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne” Revelation 1:4
Here, it lists what those seven spirits are:
“All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying:“Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power
be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!” Revelation 7:11-12
5) Jesus had it….Nuthin could stop HIS ….WILL ….His Spiritual …..Might….”DETERMINATION”
“From that time on Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and that He must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. “Far be it from You, Lord! he said. “This shall never happen to You!” But Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me. For you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”Matthew 16:21-23
That happened through the Spirit of Might. Determination. PERIOD !
6) Now, were gonna do our darnest ta’ get ya MAD !
You do not have two shots at this thing called life. You’ve got ONE And when it over….that’s it. Your tomorrow starts today.What decisions are you making, to make your tomorrow WITH HIM?
There is a spirit that is in the church that tells Christians we were meant to “tiptoe thru the tulips”. There are spirits and people that will tell you “don’t make waves”
LISTEN ! You may not ever start a Bible College, you may never preach to millions-BUT WHEN YOU GOT BORN AGAIN YOU WERE NEVER MEANT TO BE A WIMP !! Are you supposed to be humble before God ? Yes. RUN OVER ? NNNNOOOO. -that has its origins from the pit !!
“But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some brethren to the rulers of the city, crying out, “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.” Acts 17:6
[You CAN’T turn the world upside down ‘tiptoeing through the tulips’-come on DISCIPLES-“GOD LEARNERS” !! ]
“The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.” Deut 28:13
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 111 John 1:2
That’s real Christianity, that’s Bible.
7) Mad yet ? Here are some further principles to live by:
A) If you have not failed, you have not really tried…you have not even started yet, actually 🙂
B) You were born an original , don’t you dare die a “copy” of someone or something your God given gifts never intended or meant for you to be ! What are your GOD GIVEN gifts? Are you using them ??
C) “That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” Hebrews 6:12
Obtaining the promises Jesus died and paid for, for us to have ? Whats it gonna take ? The first underline, the second underline
-or BOTH ?? :
[Faith, Patience ]
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable crown, but we an imperishable crown”. 1 Cor 9:24
Study taken from “Determination-Get Some !”-from the “Free Online Bible Studies” section of www.getreadyrapture.com
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