PAULINE REVELATION 3

KEY SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 5:21 ” For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

One truth taught in the Pauline revelations is the believer’s righteousness.

After the fall of man, he became a slave to the devil. Spiritual death and all forms of negative things filled him. Man was a total failure.(Rom 3:23) He was constantly dominated by guilt and a sin consciousness. It is sin consciousness that led to the failure of men. It gave birth to sinful habits, fear and a total submission to Satan.

Men had their way of righteousness, which is by effort. In the Pauline revelations

 We learnt about   God’s righteousness which comes by faith in God. It is a gift (Rom. 5:17) Righteousness gives us absolutely boldness before the Father. (Proverbs 28:1) It gives us an ability to stand before the father without any sense of guilt. It produces prayer results. This kind of righteousness makes us superior to the devil as it makes us light (John 8:12, Matthew 5:14). Satan is darkness.

In the Pauline revelations, Romans 5:17 says that all those who have received this gift of righteousness reign in life. The word in the Greek language is, they ‘king’ in this life.

Our key scripture shows us that God has made our Lord Jesus to be sin for us, so we would become the righteousness of God in Him. Please think about it. We are the very righteousness of God.  This is the rightness of God imparted to our Spirit. It means we are no more failures but successful people.  Think of yourself that way.

God’s righteousness makes us a solution to many who are defeated in sin and tormented by the already defeated devil.  Please note that as a gift, “God’s righteousness is fixed”. We have it in its completed form, just as Jesus and the Father has. It can’t be made bigger or smaller. We must therefore produce acts and deeds of righteousness. (Ephesians 2:10). We are designed for one purpose, to do good works.

 Produce love deeds, set the oppressed free and bless our world. This is the path that our father has ordained for us to walk in.

  CONFESSION

I am the righteousness’ of God, free from every sense of guilt, condemnation and defeat. I can’t be defeated in any way for there is no failure in my nature. I am a success.

FURTHER STUDIES

Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God”.

Romans 3:21-22 ” But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference”:

PAULINE REVELATION 2

KEY SCRIPTURE: John 16:12-13” I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come”.

In our previous study we learnt that our Lord Jesus did not live under the New Testament. (Gal.4:4) Most of His teachings were to people under the Old Testament. After His death and resurrection the New Testament actually began.

One thing to note about the Bible is that, it is, a progressive revelation of truth. There is a building up of   truth from time to time. An example is when the Lord was on earth He said in Matthew 15:24 that “But He answered and said, l am not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel”. Well after He rose up from the grave listen to what He asked His disciples to do”, Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore and teach all nations……” This time He did not say go to the lost sheep of the household of Israel but to the whole world.  Scripture is a progressive revelation.

 What He taught some time ago would be a basis to teach something higher. But please note the Bible after the book of Revelations has no new teaching. Revelation 22:18 “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book,  if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book.”

In the light of what I have said above some of the teachings the Lord gave when He was physically here have been deepened in the New Testament period.

One such teaching is in Matthew 16:24 “Then said Jesus unto His disciples, if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow me”. This is a very powerful truth, yet after the death and resurrection of the Lord, He teaches us something higher.

This time we are not taking up our cross we are dead and gone; with Christ living in us now.  Romans 6:11 says “Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin but alive unto God. Through our Lord Jesus Christ”. Because our Lord Jesus died we died with Him.  Apostle Paul who received this revelation and insight said in Galatians 2:20 that “I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live yet not I but Christ lives in me: and the life which I live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me”. Earlier the Lord taught us to take up our cross, now He is teaching us that we are actually dead.  It is Christ who is presently living in us.

 We must live as people who are dead but it is Christ who is actively living in us.

 CONFESSION

I am born again with the life of God in me. This makes me one with Jesus sharing His death. It is Christ who is living through me.

 FURTHER STUDIES

Colossians 2:11 “In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ”:

Romans 6:6 ” Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.”

PAULINE REVELATIONS 1

KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 3:2-3 ” If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,”

We start a new series of study which would help us understand the Bible and the Christian life in a clearer way. The Pauline revelations are truths that the Holy Spirit showed him, by which he wrote a great part of the New Testament

In our key scripture Apostle Paul writing to the brethren in Ephesus wrote as follows Ephesians 3:.2, 3 “if ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward. How that by Revelation he made known unto me the mystery (as I wrote afore in few words….). The apostle said God by revelation of Jesus unto him taught him certain truths which he calls the ‘dispensation of grace ‘ for the gentiles. This information he received by revelation has been a mystery (that is, it has been hidden) but has been revealed unto him.

I wish to take us back to the time just before our Lord was crucified. He gave some information to the disciples about the ministry of the Holy Spirit when He comes to them. The Lord said in John 16:12, 13 that “I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth, for he shall not speak of Himself, but whatsoever he shall hear that shall he speak”.

The Lord Jesus did not live under the New Testament, he lived under the law or the Old Testament. Galatians 4:4 “But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth His son, made of a woman, made under the law”. Because he lived under the law all the people he related with lived under the law so it was very difficult for him to explain matters under the New Testament to them….

Note: the period of the law is what is referred to as the old covenant or Old Testament. The New Testament is also referred to as the period of the grace of God .That was why He said He had a lot to tell them but they can’t bear or understand them. The Lord had to wait till the new covenant or New Testament was started so that every truth which had been hidden could be made known.

The Lord announced the commencement of the New Testament in Matthew 26:28 “For this is the blood of the new testament (or new covenant), which is shared for many….”. The New Testament began after the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ

.Therefore most part of the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John  were the old testament ,although  John wrote with an understanding of the grace of God.

All that Apostle Paul and the other apostles taught were revelations that the Lord through the Holy Spirit gave them (Ephesians 3:5)

 PRAYER

Heavenly Father open my eyes to the wondrous  truths in thy word and grant me a heart to understand your word, in Jesus name.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Ephesians 3:5 ” Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;”

Colossians 1:27 ” To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory”:

DIVINE HEALING 35

KEY SCRIPTURE: Psalms 145:8-9 “The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works”.

Another way to appreciate God’s healing provisions and to receive it, is to understand God’s mercy.

God’s mercy and compassion makes Him reach out to us to do us good.  Normally the same Hebrew word is used for both words, mercy and compassion. It therefore implies that to have mercy is to be full of compassion.

The mercy of God is His character that makes Him withhold what we deserve in terms of punishing us for our offences, but saves us instead. This is a very important character of God that should ignite in us a sense of acceptance, knowing that God desires to see us well.

 Let’s look at Mark 1:40, 42 “and there came a leper to him, beseeching him and kneeling down to him. If thou will thou can make me clean. And Jesus moved with compassion put forth his hand and touched Him, and saith unto him I will be thou clean. And as soon as he had spoken immediately the leprosy departed from him and he was cleansed”.

According to the Law of Moses, Leviticus 13:45, the leper was to move around crying unclean, unclean so that people would keep away from him. If anyone was to touch Him, that person would be unclean for a whole day and must be purified.

The Lord Jesus knew this law yet out of mercy or compassion He stretched forth His hand and touched him and healed him. The man also inquired that if the Lord willed, He could heal him. The Lord out of compassion also said He wills. Please understand that for Jesus to touch the man meant he was identifying with him. The Lord did not heal this man because he was God, but according to the Bible because of His compassion .Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.

 Dear child of God, the Lord’s compassion is always available to respond to the pain and hurt of humanity. Our key scripture says the Lord is gracious and full of compassion slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His work”. God is good to all. You are included. His tender mercies is over all His works or handiwork.

Please be confident that God is very compassionate towards you, and so, you must joyfully accept   your healing today.

 PRAYER

God my father, your compassion never fails, so I open up my heart to receive your provisions of health for me today. Thank you so much   Father, in Jesus name.

FURTHER STUDIES.

2 Corinthians 1:3 ” Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies,and the God of all comfort”;

Matthew 20:34 ” So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him”.

DIVINE HEALING 34

KEY SCRIPTURE: Mark 11:23  ” For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith”

We look further into how to speak to our bodies to effect. Changes in our health status. (I am making these repetitions to help you to be established in this truth)

I will first give an illustration to explain this point. I prayed for a sister who has been suffering from a health condition .She has been in this condition for quite a long time. After praying for her I asked her to always declare to her body that the condition is gone and she is completely well. I met her a few days afterwards and told me she has seen a great improvement in her condition. She added, I never knew one could speak to his or her body”. (Many people also. don’t know that too)

This is the truth.  God had ordained authority in your mouth (Psalm 8:2). Use your mouth to take you to where you want to be, and how you want to lead your life.

How does one speak to his or her body and get results?

Everything or action of the Christian must be done in faith, if it must attract God’s approval (Hebrews 11:6). Speak to your body in faith. React with anger and attack the condition declaring to it, to go. You can pray in tongues till you have the note of victory in your heart, and then prophecy over it. The scripture said in James 4:7   that you “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”. Do this in faith. Doing something in faith is to have an assurance in your heart about what God has said.

Please after you made the first command for the condition to change, don’t stop talking to the condition. Keep declaring the word of God to your body. Tell the condition that it is well with you, and that it is gone. In such moments please don’t be occupied with the condition if it seems not to change. Your words of command in faith is perfecting everything for you. Everything responds to the word of God. So long as you are standing on God’s word to make those declarations be very confident you are winning.

Do not allow fear to enter into your heart. Keep your assurance in God’s word anticipating that everything is perfect, Hebrews 10:35 “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense of reward”. The verse 36 reads “for ye have need of patience that after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise”.

CONFESSION

I would maintain my confession of victory, irrespective of what I feel, see or hear. My confidence always brings me great recompense of reward.

FURTHER STUDIES

Philippians 1:28 ” And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God”.

Psalms 8:2 “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger”.

DIVINE HEALING 33

KEY SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 18:21” Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”

In this study I wish to iterate (repeat) the importance of hearing and speaking God’s word for your healing. This is a very important act, yet many people do not practice it. They wait and hope something good happens to them.

Dear child of God something good would only happen if you would say or speak out the word of God and then act on it. Everyone is saved or born again through hearing the word of God and confessing what the word says about salvation. Romans 10:10 says “For with the heart man believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”. Without this way no one can be saved. The principle is hearing the words of salvation, believing them and then saying it. For your healing you’ve got to do same. I wish to illustrate this with a story Rev. Kenneth Hagin once shared.

He said he went to pray for a woman who had been diagnosed with cancer. He shared the word of God with this so called hopeless case. The lady received the word and kept saying God’s word to herself. (She said something like; with the stripes of Jesus i am healed)After sometime the doctors who diagnosed her to have cancer could not find any trace of the cancer cells in her body. She was healed by hearing and speaking God’s word.

It takes one’s faith to activate God’s Power into operation. God would always want His children to be whole. It takes them to exercise their faith in God. All that you need to do is to hear God’s word. Keep hearing the word. Then confess the word, and keep confessing the word. Do not doubt the word but thank the Lord that everything is well with you.

If doctors have told you there is a problem with your reproductive system, please do not be dismayed and throw in the towel. Look for one or two scriptures that talk about fruitfulness. Read them and start saying them to yourself. God raises the dead and calls that which be not as though they were.

 *As your God your Father is, so are you. You have creative power in you use it

   CONFESSION

The word of God in my heart and my mouth is just like God declaring them. I have whatever I believe and declare according to the promise of scripture.

FURTHER STUDIES

John 1:1, 3 ” In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made”.

2 Corinthians 4:13 ” We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak”;

DIVINE HEALING 32

KEY SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 6:20 ” For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s”.

Our key scripture tells us we have been bought with a price; the precious blood of our Lord Jesus. We must therefore glorify God in our bodies and in our spirit. To glorify God in your Spirit is to lead a life that is upright and holy. A life where sin has no dominion over you. Note this: it is our duty to lead a life devoid of sin.

The scripture also said, we must glorify God in our bodies. To glorify God in your body implies we use our body to honour His name. Doing acts of righteousness and bearing fruits with our body. How can you glorify God that way, when sicknesses take over the body? It is your duty and right to take control over your body so it does not come under Satan’s sicknesses. Your body must not rule you. Romans 12:1 “I beseech you therefore brethren by the mercies of God that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, and acceptable unto God, which is the reasonable service”. We have to control how our bodies behaves in all things

One way to do this is to learn to speak God’s word to your body. You command the body to align to God’s word. Sickness is not God’s will for you, so tell your body to respond to health in the name of Jesus. (Never be afraid when doing it)

 Our Lord Jesus taught us to speak to anything we wanted a change. He taught us to speak to the mountains, the waves of the sea, diseased bodies, blind eyes and even dead bodies.

We learnt that when we made decrees or commands in His name, He would do it. Tell your body to align according to God’s word. Note: what you don’t confront has the right to stay.

 The Lord has assured us if we will ask in His name, He will do it. He is always with us. Stop complaining about your sick body, complains will bring no change to you. Speak to it. Believe God’s word, exercise authority over your body.

 When you first command the sickness to go, don’t continue to command it to go, rather continue telling it, it is gone by the power and authority in the name of Jesus.

 Your persistence would win.

CONFESSION

I have received the right to use the name of Jesus. Every wrong condition in my body is corrected, every system, organ tissue and cell is functioning perfectly in Jesus name.

FURTHER STUDIES.

1 Corinthians 9:27” But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway”.

Mark 11:23  ” For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”

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