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ABOVE THE LAW: Responding to God's Call
A Fully Furnished Heart
Man becomes an interpretation of God to others. This heightens the sensibilities of others in their own response to God. Responding to the call of God is simply matching your skill set to whatever is needed to advance the Kingdom of Light upon the Earth. Throughout the ages, the leaders that are dispensed in time are sought out by God to make change in history. Those who truly gain momentum are fortunate having the Spirit of God shadowed upon or caught into their body and display the crucial courage needed in the face of danger. God is credited as working through individuals who surmounted great odds to make this world a better place. God chooses the foolish things to confound the wise and ordains strength out of the mouth of babes to affirm that He is working His will upon the earth. A charge of being a light bearer is the work that is buried in the heart of all men. Before our time leaves and opportunities diminish into memories, we are to develop our talent for the greater glory of God.
Our hearts (spirits) are deformed at birth!
A wicked state begins without a degree of negative action being measured to it. The Prophet Jeremiah wrote in the Old Testament, “the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9), and Matthew wrote in the New Testament “out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies” (Matt. 17:19). Also, The Apostle Paul speaks of the inward part of man saying “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing”(Rom. 7:18). These oracles of God were referring to the state of man (after original sin in the Garden of Eden). After which, man would be born spiritually disconnected from God and have need to enter into a system of restoration back to God, who detests to look upon the Crown Jewel of His Creation and see deformity caused by original sin.
God resolved to come Himself through the person of Jesus, who was born upon the earth and grew becoming a man. Later, Jesus began a ministry to set in order a system of restoration that would allow man to be rid of a wicked heart. (When referring to the heart, I am not speaking of that pulsating mass of tissue within the chest but the inward part of man that contains the spirit on man, the part that is infinite and created in God’s likeness and that which distinguishes mankind from the animal kingdom.)
Message from the Teacher
Jesus spoke in the dialogue of parables to the hearts of men and women. These parables were earthly truths with heavenly meanings. So why did Jesus speak to the corrupt hearts of men women and children? Jesus spoke the Gospel of the Kingdom into the corrupt hearts of people to reestablish the Kingdom of God upon the earth. The land of the kingdom does not consist of acres of land and the fruit and livestock thereof. The land of the kingdom is the hearts of people and parables where a vehicle that the undiscerning may understand spiritual truths. Also by keeping the preaching of the gospel simple it invites every living human being to become a part of the Kingdom of God.
Liberty is Grace!
The Law was a prototype used by Israel to gain access to God. The purpose of the law was to cover sin, not eradicate it such as the Blood of Jesus does. The Law facilitated wicked actions unto an acceptable state of functionality. Jesus taught us how to accept God’s Grace during a time when the dispensation of law, as a cycle in God’s plan for man came to a head was fulfilled and rested under His feet. Now spiritual restoration is done without keeping ordinances that were historically significant in the development of Israel, who were required to serve God as a people. Jesus taught, affirming that the law and the prophets were not to be destroyed, but absolutely manifested in the Sons of Abraham (the faith heritage) becoming fulfilled through the body of Christ, that age old mystery here now!
In the Old Testament the crutch (law) helped man walk with God. Today many exalt or use the law or make the law into a prosthetic to suit how they choose to worship God. Jesus said to the woman of Samaria, “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and truth.” Since Jesus spoke of true worshipers it implies the existence of false worshipers and these are those who worship God through the law and reject grace. Grow in grace!
MAKING IT PERSONAL
The law was created for the purpose of governing God’s people. However, it is no longer required because the law was replaced by grace. In this age, the law is written upon the heart, and the Word of God has been made available to empower us within our conscience to command our soul to bless the Lord if we choose. We can be delivered continually from every sin, weight and shackle that is available; unlike when the law cleansed Israel with the blood of animals. Is your heart free? Have you given the Word of God a fertile plot to grow in your heart? Are you manifesting the Fruit of the Spirit or the works of an unregenerated heart? Have you stopped growing or are you a work in progress? If you haven’t, decide to make Jesus your choice, and grow in grace!
Juanita Bush (First Lady) of Calvary Baptist Church, Troy AL Pastor Dr. Ellis Bush
Interesting watch until the end see what happens.