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RECOVERING WHAT WAS LOST IN THE GARDEN

 

The Invitation.
You're invited to get My book in parts before it is published “Life With an Open Door to the Father, recovering what was lost in the Garden and rediscovering Life with an open door to our creator and God

We were created in the image of God( Gen 1:27). There is within us an urgent desire, a thirst only quenched when our relationship with God is restored and nurtured in an uninterrupted and free-flowing interaction with one another. When this occurs we begin to discover the delight, which a harmonious ever flowing interaction between God brings about. Much like the vibrations of a tuning fork we are tuned in with God. This brings about a symphony from within us and through us to the world around us which is individually unique and delightful as we become a (body soul and spirit) multidimensional tapestry designed by God to be fulfilled in with harmony Him.
To move from our created desire for God to a life of delighting in Him and the manifestation of what He created us to be and do will require re-establishment of the relationship He designed for us to have.The mission of Jesus the Messiah is the re-establishment of our relationship with God the father.
With the door open we (God & us) may come and go. The development of this or (Working out our salvation) growing in God like any relationship requires that we (Heb 11:5-6) diligently seek Him and reap the reward as this proclaims to us.
What does this diligently seeking Him look like you might ask? It requires that we rediscover who God is and what are His ways. This includes discovering the names of God, what they reveal about His nature and how He interacts with people from the pages of the Bible in conjunction with these revealed qualities.
It requires discovering who we are for we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Then we can grow in our understanding of how the pieces or elements of who we are working together to become the unique tapestry God has designed us to be.
This tapestry is not merely a collection of who we are but becomes complete as we allow our creator to bring true life to those elements. A very unique and life-giving aspect of our relationship with God is learning who we are in Him and putting aside our old nature with its understanding and behavior which bring death and putting on or living according to our new nature in God as empowered by His grace and the working of His Spirit in us through the active life-giving truth of His Word (the Bible).
Our life’s elements, DNA, culture, family environment, education, life experiences along with our natural gifts, talents and skills mix with the supernatural gifts and ways God works in us to bring about the completed design He has stored up for us.
We enter into our new life as we are born again by the spirit through Jesus the Messiah but the transformational process of becoming the unique individual God designed us to be the Bible the original Greek calls being saved. The word sodzo in the NT Greek means, to mend or make whole is a present continuous word, which means that our salvation starts with the new birth and continues on as long as we are in this earthly realm. Along with the ongoing nature of our “being saved” is Phil 2:12 ‘Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear.’ which seems counter-intuitive to salvation by grace alone but it speaks to the transformational process in our lives which is ongoing in this life. We must choose daily and sometimes moment by moment to live according to the new nature and to deny and put to death the old nature. We do so not just in a loving relationship with our Heavenly Father but with the proper upstanding of the price, sin has on us, the world we live in, our relationship with God and the terrible price Jesus paid for our sins.
Our choosing daily to be in Him,’ to live and breathe and have our being in Him’ (Acts (17:28) requires disciplines that help us grow in grace as we reject the old nature and its ways and participate in the new life. These spiritual disciplines help us reject the world, the flesh and the devil and help us nurture and grow into the way of life of a person who is made right with God and who is walking with Him according to His original design for us.
The interweaving all the unique threads mentioned above move us from an incomplete and misshapen version of God’s design for us to the blossoming of a beautiful unique individual whom God chooses to use as He unfolds His kingdom’s beauty and majesty into the lives we interact with along the way in our life's journey.
Are you enjoying the manifestation of your God designed tapestry today?
Wayne Newcomb © 2018
DISCOVERING ABBA'S WAY
 
Abba awaits our recovery of the life He designed us to share with Him!
Come along as we rediscover these ancient truths and the everlasting door to and from which God and you were meant to have constant access
Life with an Open Door to the Father is a life of fulfillment as designed by Him for us through His unmerited favor and grace in Jesus the Messiah.
This is not a once in a lifetime encounter but a life long journey of walking out our salvation through passionate desire and discipline, which produce the delight of His unlimited incomparable delight.
The idea above is a part of my upcoming book. copyright 2019

 

 

THE ENOCH LIFE

 

What a fantastic thing this is, to be in such a close and pleasing relationship with God that you just walk into heaven with Him without dying.

 This Walk, Relationship, Adventure that God is calling us to is higher than the George Lucas’s ‘Star Wars’ Movies, it is greater than J. R. R. Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ series, greater than Homer’s ‘Iliad.’

It is an Adventure that will never end. Let it capture your heart, let the roots of your life go deep into the soil of God’s love and join Him in Living a Life of Passionate Participation in God.
Align yourself with Jesus the Messiah, the Cornerstone. This is why you were created. This is what Adam and Eve had a taste of and cut it short because they doubted God and had faith in Lucifer.
A ‘Life of walking with God’ is not meant to be a part of your life, it is meant to be your life! God has given us a free will and does not demand that we give Him our all, but invites
us into life, an adventure of intimate fellowship with Him. God is calling, He is inviting us to a life without comparison, a life with Him, the author, and perfecter of all that was and is and shall ever be. (HEB 12:1-2)
Each person’s journey will be different. It will be your own unique adventure with God but like John Bunyan’s Pilgrim in his book ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ who was [waiting expectantly and confidently] looking forward to the city, which has fixed and firm foundations, whose Architect and Builder is God. (Heb 11:10 Amp)
We were created, for more than life on earth, a life that does not end in death and is much more than life on earth in the flesh without God.
There is no story ever written or told or video greater than the one God has for you. 

You, however, must choose to participate with Him in faith actively.

  • Be like Enoch, Live a Life of Passionate Participation in God, walk or live in continuous relationship with Him. This is why you were created.
  • Choose to walk with God. Do Not just let Him walk with you! Draw near to Him, and He will draw near to you. Operate or live by choosing to continually act in faith by seeking Him out concerning every detail of your life. By doing this your life is lived in active faith as you include God and seek Him concerning every aspect of your life. He is a rewarder of those who genuinely and sincerely seek Him. Heb 11:6
  • Your unique life; who you are, how you function, your gifts, heritage education, personality etc. make you the one and only person like you and God wants you to walk in intimate and continual relationship with Him! God loves the infinite variety He has created and celebrates every single person. God does not compare you to others. He is not a respecter of one person’s uniqueness over another.
  • He wants an intimate ongoing relationship or walks with you
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BELOW THIS LINE ARE OLDER ARTICLE WHICH MAY OR MAYNOT BE PART OF MY BOOK.

Seeing Through The Eyes of The King

What do you see when you look around today? I see wars and rumor of wars Matthew 24:6, I see the flood of darkness (in every form of wickedness) and the battle for the elect of God is being waged by a seemingly endless flood of false causes and doctrines. If we look to Jesus the author and finisher of your faith what might we see? Hebrews 12:2.

 If we look through the Eyes of the King we will see a three-layered or three-dimensional blue print.

The 1st layer our daily life where mankind seeks to plan, rule and to be as God.  

The 2nd layer contains the plans and schemes of the Satan, to kill, steal and destroy all that God has established. John 10:10.

 The 3rd layer revealed the plans and strategy of The Great I Am Exodus 3:14, The Father of Lights James 1:17.  

 We must look past the our earthly sight or the glimpse we may see of our adversary the devil who prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour.1 Peter 5:8 and look to ‘God the builder of everything’ Hebrews 3:4 He is the Great I Am, the King of Kings. His Word tells us The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:5. So as much as Satan knows he does not comprehend the ways or plans of God.

Look to God’s Word and see God’s plans and ways so that you might see through the Eyes of the King. Understand that it is ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts’ Zechariah 4:6.  God’s ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts Isaiah 55:8. He knows the beginning from the end and every scheme of the evil one is laid bare before Him who from everlasting to everlasting is God.

Become a friend of God because God shows His plans to those He calls His friends John 15:15. His plans come to us with His provision, wisdom and His timing.

 In the book of Joshua we see that Israel never lost a battle when they sought the Lord and his strategy.

Look and See through the Eyes of the King, then say with Job “I know that you can do all things! No purpose of yours can be thwarted”. Job 42 2 

So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic because of them (what you see in the first two layers). For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you." This is an applied paraphrase of Deuteronomy 31:6

The Amazing Christian

In the introduction to the book, " LIVING AS A CHRISTIAN" by A.W. Tozer, James Snyder gives us the following start to this study on 1st Peter. 

"What is a Christian?  The contemporary scene is flooded with all kinds of erroneous ideas of what it means to be a Christian, most taken from the culture around us.  For some, the Christian is simply a cleaned-up person trying to do the best he can.  Some have crafted a template into which they try to squeeze the Christian.  But the Christian does not fit, and the result is a caricature, without any power or authority.

In this book, Dr. Tozer is writing to the Christian whose love and affection for Christ is the all-consuming passion of his life . . . every day.  He is not writing about the carnal Christian who has not surrendered himself to Christ’s rule in his life.  Throughout this book, he makes one assumption: that he is talking to someone who has experienced a genuine conversion experience.  He insists that we must have the utmost confidence in our conversion experience and trust the Holy Spirit to guide us day by day in the way that brings the most glory to the Christ who died for us.  Tozer begins where most writers end.  To him, conversion is not the end but rather the beginning of a wonderful walk of faith and trust and, yes, of works.

 It was interesting to me to see Dr. Tozer’s comment about Hebrews 11.  Most of us look at that as the “faith chapter” of the Bible, but Tozer, in his inimitable way, calls it the “works chapter.”  Faith without works is dead, and there has to be a balance between what we believe and what we live.  Nobody can walk far on only one foot—we need the balance of both feet, and Dr. Tozer gives us quite a spiritual balance as he describes from God’s Word what the Christian walk is all about.

Certainly, we need to celebrate what we have been saved from.  That should bring to us a great deal of praise and thanksgiving that God has saved us from a life of wretchedness.  But, more important, we need to celebrate what we have been saved unto.  The Christian walk is the forward walk.  It is the “looking unto Jesus” that is most important.  Every redeemed person has a specific destiny to fulfill.  Discovering that destiny and fulfilling it in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit is the joy of the Christian’s daily walk.

We must start with Christ, continue with Christ and, finally, end with Christ.  It is always Jesus Christ, our all in all; anything outside of Christ is not part of the Christian’s life and walk.

Throughout the book, Dr. Tozer spends time developing the theme of salvation as God’s master plan for man.  The preciousness of God’s plan of salvation reveals the value He places on man.  Salvation is not a casual thing to God, and should not be thought of carelessly by us.  To use a favorite Tozer illustration, it is not put a nickel in the slot, pull the lever, take a box of salvation and then go your separate way.  Rather, what salvation does to the person who embraces Jesus Christ is nothing short of revolutionary, and his walk from that moment on is nothing short of miraculous.

This amazing Christian is the reflection of salvation’s glory in the world around him.  Not only is salvation a precious and wonderful thing, but also so is the Christian.  Salvation is not an end in itself, but rather a plan for man to get back into the center of God’s love and favor.  Everything about the Christian reflects the glory of his salvation.  All heaven looks with pride upon this curious creature called a Christian.

This Christian can withstand anything that comes against him, including heresy of all kinds that have infested the Church from the beginning.  Tozer describes these heresies and how the Christian rises above them, including the blatant attack of Christianity’s archenemy the devil.  It also includes the Christian’s attitude toward persecution and suffering for the cause of Christ.  This remarkable Christian is in the world, but he is not of it.  Therefore, how he lives in front of the unsaved is crucial.

Because of the Christian’s position in Christ, seated in the heavenlies, no matter what befalls, he is above all harm and can rest in the security of Jesus Christ, the victor.  Dr. Tozer says, “No one, no thing, no circumstance can harm a good man.”  This “good man” is immortal, and when his destiny on earth has been completed, his destiny continues in what he has inherited through salvation."

Simon Peter

To start our Study

Read the Letter/Epistle of 1st Peter today. Seeking to discover what God is communicating to His people both originally and today through this letter? After you read the 1st letter of Peter let’s take a look at Peter its author as the events of his life as recounted in the NT will help us as we study 1 Peter and its importance in our lives today.

Below is a quick outline of events concerning Peter from Nave’s Topical Bible

 Peter

• Also called SIMON BAR-JONA and CEPHAS (Matthew 16:16-19; Mark 3:16; John 1:42)

• A fisherman (Matthew 4:18; Luke 5:1-7; John 21:3)

• Call of (Matthew 4:18-20; Mark 1:16-18; Luke 5:1-11)

• His mother-in-law healed (Matthew 8:14; Mark 1:29, 30; Luke 4:38)

• An apostle (Matthew 10:2; 16:18, 19; Mark 3:16; Luke 6:14; Acts 1:13)

• An evangelist (Mark 1:36, 37)

• Confesses Jesus to be the Messiah (Matthew 16:16-19; Mark 8:29; Luke 9:20; John 6:68, 69)

 • His presumption

—In rebuking Jesus (Matthew 16:22, 23; Mark 8:32, 33)

—When the throng was pressing Jesus and the woman with the blood disorder touched him (Luke 8:45)

—In refusing to let Jesus wash Peter’s feet (John 13:6-11)

 • Present

—At the healing of Jairus’ daughter (Mark 5:37; Luke 8:51)

—At the transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-4; Mark 9:2-6; Luke 9:28-33; 2 Peter 1:16-18)

—In the garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46; Mark 14:33-42; Luke 22:40-46)

• Seeks the interpretation

• Of the parable of the steward (Luke 12:41)

• Of the law of forgiveness (Matthew 18:21)

• Of the law of defilement (Matthew 15:15)

• Of the prophecy of Jesus concerning his second coming (Mark 13:3, 4)

• Walks upon the water of Lake Galilee (Matthew 14:28-31)

• Sent with John to prepare the Passover meal (Luke 22:8)

• Calls attention to the withered fig tree (Mark 11:21)

• His treachery foretold by Jesus, and his profession of fidelity (Matthew 26:33-35; Mark 14:29-31; Luke 22:31-34; John 13:36-38)

• Cuts off the ear of Malchus (Matthew 26:51; Mark 14:47; Luke 22:50)

• Follows Jesus to the high priest’s palace (Matthew 26:58; Mark 14:54; Luke 22:54; John 18:15)

• His denial of Jesus, and his repentance (Matthew 26:69-75; Mark 14:66-72; Luke 22:55-62; John 18:17, 18, 25-27)

• Visits the gravesite of Jesus (Luke 24:12; John 20:2-6)

• Jesus sends message to, after the resurrection (Mark 16:7)

• Jesus appears to (Luke 24:34; 1 Corinthians 15:4, 5)

• Present at Lake Tiberias when Jesus appeared to his disciples; jumps into the water, and comes to shore when Jesus is recognized; is commissioned to feed the flock of Christ (John 21:1-23)

• Lives in Jerusalem (Acts 1:13)

• His statement in front of the disciples concerning the death of Judas, and his recommendation that the vacancy in the apostleship be filled (Acts 1:15-22)

• Preaches on Pentecost day (Acts 2:14-40)

• Heals the immobile man in the portico of the temple (Acts 3)

• Accused by the council; his defense (Acts 4:1-23)

• Foretells the death of Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11)

• Imprisoned and scourged; his defense before the council (Acts 5:17-42)

• Goes to Samaria (Acts 8:14)

• Prays for the reception of the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:15-18)

• Rebukes Simon, the sorcerer, who desires to purchase this power (Acts 8:18-24)

• Returns to Jerusalem (Acts 8:25)

• Receives Paul (Galatians 1:18; 2:9)

• Visits Lydda; heals Aeneas (Acts 9:32-34)

• Visits Joppa; stays with Simon, the tanner; raises Dorcas from the dead (Acts 9:36-43)

• Has a vision of a sheet containing ceremonially clean and unclean animals (Acts 10:9-16)

• Receives the servant of the centurion; goes to Caesarea; preaches and immerses the centurion and his household (Acts 10)

• Advocates the preaching of the gospel to the Gentiles in the hearing of the apostles and elders (Acts 11:1-18; 15:7-11)

• Imprisoned and delivered by an angel (Acts 12:3-19)

• Writes two epistles (1 Peter 1:1; 2 Peter 1:1)

 Other Informative Resources concerning Peter.

 http://www.squidoo.com/peter-in-the-bible

 http://www.bible-people.info/Peter.htm

 http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/apostle-peter-biography-timeline-life-and-death/

New Bible Study on March 1st

We will start a new Bible Study on March 1st on 1 Peter using our Bibles and Teachings from First Peter by A W Tozer. 

 Many modern Christians are familiar with the name, and perhaps even some of the writings of, A. W. Tozer, but few living today were blessed to sit under his weekly teaching from the pulpit. In this never-before published collection of teachings on 1 Peter, adapted from sermons given to his parishioners, Tozer examines what it means to call oneself a Christian. In his view, to be a recipient of God's salvation is to become "the pride of all heaven," indestructible and able to withstand anything and everything that seeks to undermine one's faith. 

The epistle of 1 Peter was written to a group of just such Christians, to encourage them to live in the center of God's redeeming love. Through Tozer's incomparable teaching and commentary, this ancient letter becomes a fresh and life-infusing admonition for today's Christian!  

A.W. Tozer embarked upon a lifelong pursuit of God at the age of 17 after hearing a street preacher in Akron, Ohio. He was a self-taught pastor, writer and editor whose powerful messages continue to grip the hearts and stir the souls of today's believers. 

Following his quotes athttp://twitter.com/tozeraw.


Audio messages at http://www.sg-audiotreasures.org/awt_index.htm

 

Paperback at http://www.gospellight.com/product_details.aspx?id=11847

Disciples: Born or Made?

Disciples are Made But must First be Born again or what is built will not stand the test and trials of life.

The real question concerning discipleship is what type we are making? 
The saying 'What would Jesus do?" is the real model in disciple making. How do we measure up to His example?