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Were you watching my life when you wrote the New Testament Prophet?
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Powerful stuff, my brother! I’m getting the book! Peace!
The Old Covenant was still in force when Jesus shared this with His disciples. They were not yet “equipped” to grasp the “language” of the new creation. They would find the internal capacity to fulfill the law after Jesus’ death, burial, resurrection and ascension, and after He poured out His Spirit at Pentecost. No matter how governed the Adamic nature is, even though one might choose good fruit over evil fruit, death is in the seed. Wrong tree; wrong root.
exactly ! most christians are unaware that they are still feeding from the old root , plus mans christianity is trying to be an end in itself , or , the branch is trying to abide in itself , and its not working , theres no fruit , we need to be rooted and grounded in agape , not christianity .
Good insight! Question for you. What bible version do you deem most accuate? Which study helps besides Strongs do you use most frequently?
Hi Susan, there is a difference between what I might use devotionally (I don’t think it matters too much), and what I might use for study and teach from. All translations have biases as no one, other than God is 100% objective, and to claim we are 100% objective in our efforts, is fundamentally, a preposterous/blasphemous idea. I’m not 100% objective, and no one else is either. I do my own study from original languages, compare to many translations, recognize biases when they are there, try to recognize my own, mix study with meditation and prayer, and preach/teach my convictions. I use Strong’s very sparingly. It is over 100 years old and for beginning or entry level study, or on “non controversial words and issues”, it is an “ok” place to start, but I never base ANYTHING solely on a Strong’s definition. There are many, many discoveries and developments in understanding that have occurred in the last 100 years that make Strong’s dated, and in some places, just flat-out wrong.
Very good! Moreover, the word for “if” in Greek is “εἰ” a more definite word, unlike “ἐάν”, always precedes fact. It’s also interesting to note that Christ doesn’t leave us to guess what this command is. He tells us it is to love one another (verse 12, 17). So basically, Jesus’ involvement in the dynamic sphere of the love of the Father, caused Him to respond in “obedience” by loving us, and thereby including us in it, our response in turn will be to draw others into this sphere of love. Amazing, isn’t it?
Precisely. Well said, and the two different words for “if” in the Greek often have profound implications that are lost in English because of the limitations of English.
Great post Steve – the religious have always wanted to focus on works and man’s cooperation / participation in the things of the Lord.
Great post – yes, it is God’s love for us and Christ in us that allows us to do anything in service and ministry. What arrogance to think that any of us can stand in our efforts for God, let alone do things with complete obedience. Our works can not and do not save us (Eph 2:8,9) neither are we able to do anything on our own (…for apart from me you can do NOTHING, John 15:5)
I love what John communicates in his letters, especially I John, where he is so clear in describing how it is the love of God and the working of the Holy Spirit in us that makes the difference. Him in us, moving through us is what it is about.
Paul also was clear on this – Christ in us (Col 1:27) and how we have treasure in earthen vessels which clearly demonstrates the power is from God and not from us (2 Cor 4:7)
Awesome! What a great blessing!!Thanks Steve!
Great stuff including the comments- Me personally I was turned of by the sales pitch for the book at the end. I do marketing and it is the world system to give you a taste then require you to pay for more. I understand I do not know the authors heart I am just pointing to an appearance of retailing Jesus