You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
21 Make [katartizo] you [humas] perfect [katartizo] in [en] every [pas] good [agathos] work [ergon] to [eis] do [poieo] his [autos] will [thelema], working [poieo] in [en] you [humin] that which is wellpleasing [euarestos] in his [autos] sight [enopion], through [dia] Jesus [Iesous] Christ [Christos]; to whom [hos] be glory [doxa] for [eis] ever [aion] and ever [aion]. Amen [amen]. KJV-Interlinear
you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in
His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. NASB
Gods power is the only
means of accomplishing anything from His perspective and from our perspective.
We look around and see the
world within the framework of our five senses.
Our desires, our ideas, our beliefs are shaped generally by what we
learn and how we experience life as we grow up.
Some of us will be bitter
toward life, some will be apprehensive.
Some of us will get through life easily, while others of us will struggle constantly. We all have our point of view as to just what
life is all about, or we might wonder, what life is all about.
But Gods objective for each
one of us is to equip us in every good thing.
So what does that mean?
God gives us doctrine or
truth. God gave us salvation or our
reprieve from eternal separation from Him.
Since God is truth and life, and the great I Am in the burning bush,
then being separated from truth and life and His endless provision is
definitely a bad thing.
If separated, then we would
not have life, not have truth, and we would not have anything because we are
incapable of providing for ourselves in this universe. Even though most folks believe that they are
providing for themselves everyday of their life, that in truth, is not even
close to what is happening in life.
The events of the cross
were probably the greatest demonstration of power and trust, ever. And, man had no part in it. That work was all
deity. Just like everything in your life
is courtesy of God.
Simply put, you do not
provide the air that you breathe, the gravity that keeps your feet on the
ground, or the mechanism that keeps your heart beating. You cannot stop and start your own heart at
will. You have to rely on a greater
power for that.
Likewise, every detail of
your life was written down in the decrees in eternity past. God saw all of your thoughts and actions and
placed everyone and everything which will be contemporary to you, into your
environment. He even provided the
history which would have some affect if any, on your thinking.
And all of this was done
for each and every individual who will ever live in history. Gods plan is so complex, with so many
infinite possibilities, that a trillion super computers could not run even a simple
test scenario for human history.
God provided all of this to
give you the chance to come to the point of completion (all good things) in
your life. That completion is a result of spiritual growth to maturity.
A completed life gives you
a phenomenal life now, in this life, and an even greater life with God, in
And to whom is the credit
due for all of this? You, for your
positive effort? You for your
perseverance through the trials of life? You, because you deserve it?
No. No human being either earns of deserves
anything that we have. It is all a gift
from God, and Jesus Christ does all of the work, all of the providing.
Oh, the I Am phrase? That is the name of Christ who is the eternally
self sufficient one. The infinite
provider who has the ability to provide and the infinite resources for making
provision. That is what, I Am means.
Who provides the air you
breathe, the food you eat, the money you make, the friends you have, who
provides for every fiber of your being?
Without Christ we are
literally nothing. Which, by the way, is
what we are called, Adam or worthless useless dust with no significance.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.