Kuna mifano mingi ya kanisa katika Biblia/ agano Jipya:
Kwa mfano, katika Ef. Famili, mwili, nyumba, jengo, hekalu, bibi harusi, na hatimaye jeshi.
Jeshi nila kupambana na vita kimataifa.
Andiko bora linafafanua mgogoro huu katika Eph.6.10-12.
Paul anafananua kwamba sisi sote ni washiriki, sisi lazima tunaweka silaha zetu tayari.
Kupambana kwetu si dhidi ya binadamu na miili, lakini juu ya wakuu na maeneno tofauti na mamlaka iliyokabidhiwa, wale ambao wanatawala dunia hii na giza yao, na uovu katika maeneo ya mbinguni.
Utawala uliopangwa ni neno wakristo wengi hawajaelewa.
Wakristo wengi wanaona kwamba hatuna vitu kama vile msitari 12 unasema. Wanakaa kanisa wanaimba nyimbi wakati shetani anaharibu dunia, majirani na familia zao.
Tawala mbili katika vita.
Mat.12.22-30. Ikiwa shetani anajingililia mwenyewe je ufalme wake unaweza simama?.
Yesu alionyesha kwamba ufalme wa shetani hauna nguvu za kuondoa mapepo.
Col.1.12-14. Neno katika kigiriki hapa ni, mikononi kwake kutoka kwa mamlaka katika ufalme wa giza. Kuweka juu ya ufalme wa Yesu.
Mgogoro huu uko juu sana siku hizi lakini wakristo wengine hawaelewi.
Job.1.6-7. Hakuna anayetambua shetani bila Mungu. Kwa sababu yeye hujifanya kuwa malaika wa mwanga. 2.Co.12.
Lakini alikuwa na ruhusa, ingawa alikuwa ametupwa nje na theluthi ya malaika. Rev.12.10-11.
Ineonekana kama shetani ana nafasi ya maswali lakini haiwezakani. Wakati damu ya Yesu ilimwagwa kwa ajili ya waumini.
Kuna zaidi ya mbingu moja. Biblia inafafanua haki hii kuanzia mwanzo wa maubile
2.Ch.2.6. Mbinguni na mbingu haiwezi kumtochereza yeye.
2.Co.12.2-4. mbinguni ya tatu ndio Paulo aliinuliwa.
Eph.4.10. Yesu alitoka mbinguni akapanda juu ya mbingu zote. Lazima zinaoyesha angalau mbingu tatu.
Je, kuna anga ya tatu, lazima kuwe na kwanza na ya pili.
Mbingu ile ya kwanza ni inayoonekana kwa jua, mwezi, nyota. Pili ni ambapo shetani ana makao makuu yake. Tatu ni ambapo Mungu ako.
Hii niaeleza kwamba wakati mwingine wakati tunaomba tunapata mieleka kama Daniel waliona wakati yeye aliomba .
Yesu alisema tunapaswa kuomba ufalme wa mbinguni uje duniani kama vile mbinguni na sisi tunaweza ingia ndani ya hiyo ufalme. Mt.11.12.
Ahadi za Bwana zimekubaliwa na Yesu Kristo lakini hiyo sikusema sinafanya kazi kafika maisha yetu.
Da.10. Daniel alifunga na kuomba na kusubiri kutoka kwa Mungu. Ilikuwa vita kali huku mbinguni kwa malaika kuyajibu maombi ya Daniel.
Ingekuwa wakristo wanazidi kufunga, kuomba na wakiwa na uvumilivu kusubiri juu ya Mungu kwa mambo maalum wangeona mkono wa Bwana.
Kwanza, ingekuwa ufunuo wa sauti ya Mungu/ Mungu kuwa wazi, na hivyo imani ingeishi.
Na pili nguvu za kutenda ingetupea amani na nguvu za kungonjea yale Mungu atatenda.
Nini kinatokea katika nyanja ya mbinguni? sisi hatuelewi lakini kwa kweli kunayo yanatendeka. Maombi yetu inawahangaisha mapepo mambaya na mazuri.
Ukosefu wa nidhamu, uvumilivu/ usugu ni sababu kubwa ya kukosekana kwa kuanzishwa kwa ufalme wa Mungu. Ni kwanza katika roho baadaya kwa kimwili.
2.Co.10.3-6. Vita ni vya kiroho, kwa hiyo silaha za kiroho. Na silaha zetu ni za kutosha kwa kushindwa na ufalme wa shetani na kuanzisha ufalme wa Mungu.
Uwanja wavita ni katika akili zetu. Aina ya nguvu na mwamba mkali.
Katika maandishi ya awali hapa kunaashiria baadhi ya mambo maalum zaidi katika akili.
Hiyo ni, maarifa, hoja, mawazo, urefu/kiburi, tabia.
Usahihi zaidi, mtu anaweza kufafanua mawazo na fikira.
Tayari ameemua kwa akili na hayo mafikira yameshikiria akilini mwake.
Yote yale ambayo haijulikani/mageni kutokana na kile mimi najua inatisha na kuongezeka urefu na majivuno ambayo haisikii. Haza kwa kidini katika jamii hii.
Hawa ni watu wanaendesha njia zote ya uharibifu kwa sababu hawaelewi.
Mapema katika vita askari walifunzwa kupambana kwa namna ya ki pekee. Walitembea bega kwa bega, karibu pamoja katika mgawanyiko na wanakuja dhidi ya adui. Hii illi fanyika wakati
adui alipigana kwa jia ile ile. Walikuwa pamoja.
Lakini ilienda vibaya wakati mmoja alianza vita vya kuifisha. Walipatana na vifo tofauti.
Mipango yao ya vita ilileta uharibifu wa kibinafsi.
Watu wengi wana mafikira za kidini ambazo zinawafanya vipofu vya kuelewa ukweli wa kidini katika jumuiya yao. 2.Co.4.4.
Ni wajibu wetu kuona kwamba urutubishaji katika akili zetu duni. Na ni wajibu wetu kuhusiana na watu wengine ambao wana nguvu katika akili zao kwamba tunataka kushinda kwa Yesu kwa kutumia silaha zetu za kiroho.
Asili ya msingi na kwa ushindi wetu.
Col.2.12-15. Yesu kristo tayari alishinda ushindi.
Rev.12.10-12 Kwa nini shetani anatuhumu? Kwa upande wetu kujisikia hatia.
Sisi tukiwa na mawazo mazuri, hakuna hatari yetu kwa shetani.
Kwa hiyo, ni muhimu kuona msimamo wake mwema katika Kristo. Kusamehewa dhambi zetu zote.
Ilikuwa ni mwisho na kamili maisha yetu ya zamani.
Na kwa njia hii Yesu alipokufa msalambani, aliondoa dhabi kwa njia ambayo hatungeweza.
Tunaweza kuweka sheria za nchi, lakini si sheria ya Mungu. Kwa hiyo ajili ya Mungu alitupa sheria mpya, sheria ya Kristo- sheria ya uhuru- sheria mpya. Hiyo ina maana kwamba neema ya Mungu tuliopewa toka kwa Mungu na rasilimali zote muhimu ili kuwawezesha kuchukua kupokea na kuyatumia na maendeleo ya kutosha kuhusiana na mfano wa Kristo.
Ro.10.4. Kristo ni mwisho wa sheria kwa kila mtu aliye na imani.
2.Co.5.21. Kubadilishana ni kamili. Yesu akawa maisha yetu, tulikuwa na maisha yake.
Na kwa njia hii Yesu anashukua silaha zote kutoka kwa shetani. Na hii inatupea nguvu kushinda.
Yesu alishinda juu ya shetani na mapepo yake. Ushindi huu unaonyesha ya kwamba alikuwa ameshinda vita.
Ulimwengu wa kiroho ulikuwa shahidi wa jambo hili. Hii ni sasa wazi kwa watu wote katika Yesu Kristo.
2.Co.2.14. Yesu hakushinda kwa ajili yake mwenyewe, alifanya kibinafsi. Ilikuwa ni kwa ajili yetu. Tuliletewa ushindi na kwa hivyo tunaonyesha ushindi kwa maisha yetu ki Kristo.
Tumeitwa daima na popote kutangaza ushindi wa Yesu na hivyo kufanyawa washindi.
Mt.28. Kwa hiyo inasema kuwa nguvu zote tumepewa na inapaswa kuonesha na kusimamia ili ufalme wa Mungu uwe imara.
- 1. Katika jangwa, Yesu alimshinda shetani na mapepo yake kwa niaba yake mwenyewe.
- 2. Juu ya msalaba Yesu alimshinda shetani na mapepo yake kwa niaba yetu.
- 3. Sasa ni wajibu wetu kuonyesha na kusimamia ushindi uliyopatikana.
Silaha zetu kujihami.
Eph.6.10-18. Ni lazima kuelewa tunapoambiwa tuwe tayari tujue na tuelewe sababu hiyo.
Pia ni muhimu kuelewe kwamba kuna baadhi ya silaha za kujihami/ na za kujikinga.
Lazima kutumia silaha sahihi katika wakati sahihi.
Taarifa ya Yesu na shetani katika jangwa Mt.4. Yeye alimshinda shetani hapa, lakini alisimama imara katika silaha zake na shetani amshinde, shetani alitaka kumjaribu siku ingine.
5 Hatua muhimu:
- 1. Kuwa hodari katika Bwana na nguvu zake.
- 2. Vaeni silaha zote za Mungu.
- 3. Lazima mjikinge.
- 4. Mfanye upinzani.
- 5. Na kusimama baada ya kumshinda.
Siku ya uovu ni lazima kwa wakristo wote. Sio labda lakini ni lazima.
Zimefanywa vitu sita ambazo tutafaa kama askari warumi. Je, umevaa kikamilifu salama kutoka kichwa na miguu pekee lakini sio nyuma.
Sababu askari wa kirumi wanavaa ukanda ili kushikilia pamoja vazi/kanzu. Ili sisikuje kwa njia alipopigana. Na hivyo kukwamilisha harakati zake.
Ukanda kwetu ni ukweli, lakini sio ukweli wa kurandaranda katika teologia lakini, ukweli wa haki.
Ati sisi ni waanimifu na kweli katika maisha yetu kwa mungu na waanadamu wenzetu.
Sisi tunasema kwamba kwa sababu ni vizuri kusema. Mengi lakini, kwa sababu tunataka kusema au kufanya hivyo kwa ajili ya wengine.
Unaweza kupata katika makundi mbalimbali na taarifa kwamba wamechukua hotuba maalum na njia, ambayo kwa kweli haina
chochote cha kufanya katika Kristo au katika asili kubadilishwa utu wetu na tabia yetu.
Tunaweza kusema, Yesu anaweza kumsaidia ndugu/dada yeye, anapaswa kusaidiwa.
Kutembea katika kweli ni muhimu kwamba sisi tufunge midomo yetu. Biblia i inazungumzia kuhusu maneno haya mahali pengi. Hii nikusema tunajifungia kutembea kwetu. Tunajifungia kutembea na silaha zetu. Na silaha zatu ni ukweli. Johanne alisema hakuna kitu cha maana kama ndugu kutembea pamoja na ukweli.
2.Sahani ya kifua.
Inashugahulikia sehemu ya moyo. Na ndio muhimu kabisa. Proverbs.4.23.
1.Te.5.8. Msemo hu ni ukweli ni maana upendo na uamifu unakuja na upendo. Gal.5.6.
Php.3.9. Hakuna haki zinazozalishwa, lakini moja ambayo huja kwa imani.
Kwetu shetani sio kitu. Ona vile nikomjanja, ona vile nimefanikwa, ona vile naweza fanya mambo, na vile niko mtakatifu.
2.Co.5.21. Ni moja ya mafungu mengi yanayo uda kiujumla na inatupea jawabu kamili na kuelewa imani yangu na msimamo katika Yesu. Nimepokea Yesu kutoka kwa danu yake msalabani.
Wimbo wa sulemani. SS.8.6-7. unasema kidogo juu ya upendo huu wa ajabu wa Yesu, muhuri juu zetu, na kama nguvu kama mauti. Hakuna anayeweza kupinga kifo. Ni pingamizi kabisa.
1.Co.13. Kutangaza upendo mali ya ajabu.
Kumpenda Yesu kwa upendo hufanya mioyo yetu inalindwa. Kwa sababu moja ambaye anapenda Yesu kwa kveli atawesa kumpenda jirani yake. Na kumpenda jirani ya mtu unalete ushindi kwa kristo, ili waweze kuona upendo wa Kristo mwenyewe.
3.Amani kama viatu via injiri.
Kulingana na warumi ilikuwa maandalizi viatu ngumu zimefungwa na kamba wakati walikuwa wamelala. Hawatoi viata viao ili a dui wakiingia ilikuwa kuamka na kwenda vita.
Sisi kufanya hivyo kwa katika neno, utafiti nidhamu na kutafakari juu ya neno. Hivyo kwamba tuna majibu sahihi kwa maisha ya matukio mbalimbali. Illi tuweze kutangaza ahadi ya haki, ushahidi sahihi katika wakati sahihi.
Kuendeleza uwezo wa kuwasiliana injili katika njia busara. Ni maandalizi.
Pili, ni amani ipitayo ufahamu wote, ambayo imeshinda akili zetu.
Mt.10.12. Yesu aliwaambia wanafunzi wake wakati alipokuwa anawatuma kuwa mashahidi kwamba wanaweza kuja katika nyumba na amani ya Mungu. Wanapaswa basi mapumziko nyumbani.
Kupumzika namn hii inaweza tu kufanya kama wewe una kutembea na amani.
Kam una viatu yako juu na hivyo kuguswa na amani na uhamisho ni katika hali fulani. Kama wewe kusimama katika mstari katika duka na kuna mtu mbele ya wewe kupata nafsi kuvunjika. Basi utakuwa na uwezo wa kuhamisha amani. Ni nguvu halisi ambayo huleta watu kupumzika. Mtu anaweza kusema kwa upole na kuuliza kama unaweza kuomba kwa ajili yao.
Sisi tuliitwa kutoa amani ya Mungu. Hakuna sababu ya kuhofia kwamba Mungu hatatimishi maneno yake mwenyewe. Sisi tuliitwa kuleta amani ya Mungu.
4.Ngao ya Imani.
Kuwa aina mbili za silaha ambayo inawesa kutumika. Kuna kuzungumza maneno ambaya inajenga mtu,.
Askari wa kilumi ambaya amefunzwa kuwa wakamlifu. Hiyo ni kusema yule anaye anakubali kabisa. Tunastahili amani inayotuleleta maisha yetu kimilivu. Sio ambayo inafunika roho.
Ile ambayo inashunguliwa Kristo Yesu. Hiyo mlango inashuhudia roho zetu. Mili yetu na unyenyekevu wa mali yetu, familia zetu na ushirika wetu.
Haiwezekani shetani kushikilia sisi kibinafsi, yeye anaweza kujaribu mke, watoto, uhusiano wa hali yetu ya kazi, timu ya wenzake katika huduma, au hali maalum katika neema yetu. Lazima tuwe na ngao kubwa ya kutosha ili kushida kila kitu ambayo ni wajibu wake.
Ikiwa mtu ako katika hali ya mapepo na anatakata usaidizi katika Mungu. Hayo mashetani yanaweza ingilia familia ambayo haina nguvu. Ama inaweza ingilia nguruwe kama ile historia ya Bibilia.
Ilikuwa siku moja natembea peke yangu, na ninaomba Mungu aniondole mafikira mbaya.
Imetokea kwangu mara kadha siku moja nilikuwa naongoza kikundi changu. Shetani aliingilia mmoja wetu nakuharibia wakati wetu.
Shida ilikuwa nini? Ngao ya wokufu lazima inuuiliwe ili kurekebisha mambo hayo
Chapeo ya wokovu. Chapeo hulinda roho yetu. Uwanja wa vita ni akili ya binadamu. Mtu ambaye amejeruhiwa katika kichwa, ni haraka kuchukuliwa nje ya kupambana, kwa sababu amepata majeruhi mabaya eneo hatari. Katika michezo ya soka, tunaweza kuona hili wasi. Mchezo unasimamishwa mara moja wakati kuna uwezekano wa kuumia kwa kichwa.
Katika mwanzo wa maisha yangu kama Mkristo, mimi nilikuwa mzoefu. Baadaye mimi nilielewa kwamba hii ilikuwa aina ya huzuni. Ilikuwa kama wingu nzito juu ya kichwa changu na chini ya mabega. Nilikuwa nimavunjika moyo, kukata tamaa, na mawazo ya kushindwa.
Lakini katika Isa.61.3 kuna mstari unamaanisha mambo hayo.
Wakati mimi nilisoma maandiko ambayo inathibitisha ukombozi kutoka kwa mapepo ambayo inaharibu, nilitumiajina la Yesu na ukombozi kwa damu ya Yesu.
Lakini basi kulikuwa na majadiliano ya kubakiza uhuru. Na hapa kuna wakristo wengi ambao hawaelewi. Kuna wakristo wengi ambao hawana nidhamu kamili. Ni vipi wanaweza hifadhi mawazo yao.
Paulo alisema, kuchukua chapeo ya wokovu. 1.Th.5.8 tumani la wokuvu kama kofia ya chuma. Huu ni ufunuo, ni matumaini ambayo inalinda akili. Imani na ni msingi wa matumaini, wakati tuna imani ya kweli. Ni matokeo ya wokovu kwa imani. Wokovu kweli huanza na matumaini. Wakati injili inajenga imani.
Hii ni katika athari mpaka tunaamini katika kukubali wokovu. Hivyo pia ni wokovu kamili umegawanywa mara tatu, kuna roho, nafsi na mwili.
Uokovu hutokea mara moja unapomwamini Yesu.
Hiyo kwa Biblia inasema kwamba sisi tunaokolewa na matumaini. Ro.8.24.
Matarajio ni kungonjea mazuri kutoka kwa Mungu. Na hii kwa upande inajenga tabia ya matumaini, kwa sababu una mambo mengi mazuri kuangalia mbele. Tunajua kwa imani kwamba kitu kizuri kutoka kwa Mungu wakati wote. Na mtazamo wetu wa siku za mbele na matatizo ya kila siku yanawezaisha ukifikiria yale mazuri inayotoka kwa Mungu.
Eph.12.2. Bila matumaini ni hali ya kutisha na ni wazi kwa kila aina ya huzuni. Mtu yeyote ambaye ana wokovu katika Kristo ana matumaini.
Col.1.27. Tumaini la utukufu. Ni Kristo dani yetu, na matumaini yetu.
Heb.6.19-20.Matumani ni nanga ya nafsi, ambayo ni mwango katika mbinguni.
Heb.10.23. Kwa hiyo kushikilia angamano la tumaini.
Nakushukuru Baba, kwa uzuri waki na kwa kuniweke hai kila, dakika, saa, siku, wiki, mwezi, na kwa kila kitu, yuku tayari kwa ajili yangu katika siku zijazo hapa na hata milele.
5.Upanga wa Roho.
Neno la Mungu mwenyewe, ni kama silaha. Kupitia silaha nyingine tunaweza kusimama dhidi ya shetani ili kushinda, na kutumia roho mtakatifu kuelewa neno la Mungu.
Heb.4.12. Neno la Mungu lina nguvu kuliko kisu kikali na sisi lazima tuitumie.
Rev.1:16. Ilitoka kwa kinywa chake. Na Yesu alitumia kwa jia hiyo hiyo na vivuri kuelewa vile aliyvotumia
Mt.4.1-11. Hapa tunaona Yesu kikamilifu na mavazi ya silaha na matumizi ya upanga wa roho kama silaha ya kujihami kwanza kabisa. Lakini hatimaye kama silaha za kushambuliwa, na hapo hapo mwishowe shetani alimuondokea.
Hak tumia kura ya hoja bila maana, ama kwa dhehebu alilotumikia, lakini tu neno la Mungu ambao walikutana na maneno ya shetani katika eneo hilo hasa ilikuwa muhimu.
Neno linalokumika kueleza kwa ajili hii Eph.6. Neno ni kwa kutokana na ufunuo tuliopewa.. Wengi huhifadhi katika, meza au tu mawazo yao, lakini ni neno linasema kuwa shetani lazima kushughulikiwa.
Sisi lazima kutumia neno, na wakati sisi tunafanya hivyo itakuwa roho
mtakatifu kutupatia hekima na mamlaka ya kusema ukweli. Ni tendo la imani. Taarifa 'kuanzishwa' Yesu imeandikwa, Mara nyingi huwezi kujua cha kusema, lakini wanasema ni maandishi, kwa hiyo roho mtakatifu huja na kwa moyo wako na mdomo wako vile uliyotaja.
kila pahali pamelindwa isipokuwa mgongo.
Kuna mambo mawili hapa.
1.Kamwe usigeuze mgongo kwa shetani, usiseme siwezi, na ukubali maisha vile ilivyo, kwa kufa moyo.
2.Matumizi ya ndugu katika Bwana. Wakati wao wakwenda vita, wao mara nyingi walikuwa bega kwa bega katika mambo yote. Karibu kama pete, ambapo nyuma ya mtu binafsi analindwa na mwingine wakati wote.
Hivyo hapa tuna sehemu ya kujenga kanisa kikamilivu. Sisi hatutakiwi kwenda vita peke yetu. Wale waliobaki nje ya jamii huelewa hatuwezi kuishia katika maisha bila kazi ya Kikristo. Ni kuhusu uaminifu, juu ya wajibu kwa mtu mwingine, kubeba mizingo ya mwingine. Tatizo katika makanisa mengi kwa bahati mbaya ni kwamba ingekuwa kuna mtu nyuma yako, ili badala mmoja ambaye anaashambulizi wewe katika nyuma na kukosekana kwa usawa. Ni lazima kuwe na ushirikiano ambapo jamii inaelewa mambi ya Mungu.
Yesu alisema kwa Peter, shetani alijaribu kuchuja wewe kama ngano, lakini mimi nimekuombea ili imani yako isipungue. Alikwenda vita kwa ajili ya jirani yake na, alikuwa anaunga mkono wake.
Silaha yetu ya Kushambiliana:
mtu mwenye busara aliwahi kusema swali kuhusu kanisa, ambalo litakuwa na mafanikio zaidi. Yeye akajibu, kwamba daima hatua ya mbele ni kuchukua adui hatua kwa hatua. Ni muhimu kuelewa kwamba kuna wakati sisi kuanzisha.
Mt.11.12. Na sisi hivyo kuharibu ufalme wa shetani.
Ufalme wa neno la Mungu unategemea kufunjwa kwa ufalme wa shetani, na hii ni rahisi.
Mwara ya kwanza kanisa kutumika katika agano jipya ni katika Mt.16.18.
Yesu kamwe alisema mwenyewe. Wengi wali tafsiriwa kifungu hiki kama ni tu mapambano ya kujihami, lakini basi hakuwa alisema kwamba tunapaswa kujikinga kwa ajili yetu, na yeye alikuwa anaundoa mapepo au kuweka watu huru walioonewa na shetani.
Yesu anatuwezesha kuelewa kuwa ni sadaka, basi kutima maelezo mbili maalum kwa ajili ya ufalme wa Mungu.
Kujenga na vita/ vita. Lk.14.25-33.
Ni shetani ambaye ana kujaribu kuweka ufalme wa Mungu mbali. Kama vile ilivyotanjwa ati shetani hana silaha. Lakini yeye kujaribu kuiga. Kujenga imani kwamba yeye ana silaha mingi, hata hivyo, ni kweli inewezekana tu kwa kufunga wasiookoka. Esa.54.17.
Walipoteza ufanisi wao dhidi ya kuokolewa wakati Yesu alikufa na kufufuka tena.
Ikulu ina maana kadhaa katika Biblia. Kwansa kabisa, ni sehemu ya kushauriana na serikali. Proverbs.31.23.
Hivyo shauri shetani na serikal yake hawata kushukua kanisa.
Maeneno ya ufanisi zaidi na kushambulia mji ni, milango, kwa sababu haina nguvu kama ukuta. Isa.28.6.
Kwa hiyo, tunapaswa kuelewa maandiko ya haki. Hatuwezi kujilinda dhidi ya milango, tusiushambulia. Hivyo kuongoza watu kwa Yesu, kuweka huru, kuponya, kukuza Kristo, ni kushambulia shetani na serikali yake.
Wakristo wengi leo badala hujaribu kushambulia shetani kwa ukuta, kwa kuelekeza nguvu, ujasiri, na kuonyesha kwa dunia ina uashetani.
Na katika aidha, sisi kutumia silaha za binadamu kwa hili na ni vizuri kutumia zilaha zetu za kiroho.
Wakristo wengi kufikiri na kusema, nashangaa jinsi shetani atarejea tena?
Nini unapaswa kuwa na mawazo na kusema yaani, shetani atarejea tena lini na wapi aweke hofu kwa watu.
Col.2.15. Shetani hana silaha, kwa nini tunapaswa kumruhusu atundanganyesisi kwamba yeye ana silaha tumefaa silaha hatuna cha kuogopa dhidi yake.
Baada ya ushindi na kupokonya silaha, Yesu alifanye kama mchezo. Kama vile warumi walifanya kwa ushindi kwa kupita mateka na silaha kwa njia ya nafasi ilikuwa mingi, mpaka ikulu kwa mfalme. Walikuwa na sherehe na maandamano ya ushindi.
2.Co.2.14. Hiyo sisi kwa njia ya maisha yetu katika maeneo yote pamoja na Kristo kwa
kusherehekea ushindi. Yesu alishinda kwa ajili yetu. Kisha sisi kuelewa ushindi wetu.
Mt.28.18-20. Kwa msingi huu, tunawesa kuelewa amri hii bora. Mazoezi ya mamlaka na kusimamia mamlaka yote mbinguni na duniani, na kuonyesha ushindi kwa niaba ya Yesu Kristo, ni dhamira yetu.
2.Co.10.4. Silaha si za mwili, vifaa ama si mizinga, ndege, makombora, bunduki, ni kila aina ya nguvu katika Mungu.
Nguvu ni aina inne (4): Maombi-Ibada-Kuhubiri-Shahidi.
Ni nguvu zaidi ya silaha. Ni kweli zaidi ya silaha tu.
Wakati paulo alitaja katika Eph.6. Silaha zetu kujihami ni sala (mstari 18) kwanza kutajwa. Hii anafafanua umuhimu.
Maombi ni kama kombora inaenda masafa marefu, na kwambe inagonga lengo lake kwa 100% usahihi na kuharibu kabisa.
Maombi haina kikomo ama umbai wa kikomi. Na ni 100% sahihi. Inafunja kila ukuta.
Ac.12.1-11. Gereza la-usalama. Ni zaidi ya gerezani yoyote tuna katika dunia ya leo, kwa sababu watu wanashikamana na kufungwa chini . Ili hakuna anayeweza kuenda nje.
Lakini makutano ya maombi mema, huruma, kuendelea, usiku na mchana, , na Mungu alituma makombura kuwa aina nyingi na ya kila mtu na kila kitu. Kuingia kwa sala na manbo ya kukombolewa. Wakati mwingine inachukua nguvu ya makombora.
Ac.12.19-24. Maombi pia yanahusisha mbali zaidi ya kile mtu anaelewa kwa kuomba. Si uhakika wao kuomba kwamba Mungu nakufanya kitu maalum na Herode, lakini hapa pia kuna miujiza kutoka maombi. Katika mazingira ambapo sala na kazi ya mazoezi kwa njia hii, watu huouongozwa/ kusukuwa na shetani kwa fimbo kwenye milango au kuunda kudhibiti au kujiinua wenyewe. Mafuno na kujitegemea madai si peke yake katika jamii hiyo.
Aidha, neno kufuka kwa ushindi tena baadaye, iliendelea kuvunja ngome.
Ni lazima kuelewa kwamba utendaji ahadi zake si badala kwa ajili ya maombi yetu, lakini kuwahamazisha na changamoto kwetu .
Maombi ya mkombozi na ahadi ili kwamba wao katika kazi ya ukweli. Watumikie roho zao, lakini hawana jia ili kutumia maombi katika ibada.
Tukio la Mungu lisilo la kawaida. Na pia ni jibu sahihi kwa kuishi kwa Mungu.
1.Ge.15.1-21. Kwa kuingia kwa Mungu na miujiza yake ilikuwa nguvu alitangaza ushindi kwa nyimbo. Kama matokeo ya ushindi sisi hupata katika jinsi ya kumpokea Yesu.
Ps.8. wakati sisi ni watoto katika Kristo huanza mchakato huu. Sisi tu tunaweza kumsifu yule ambaye alishinda ushindi wa milele kwa ajili yetu. Hii ina maana kwamba ni ushindi katika mfumo wa sifa kwamba inatambua kuwa pamoja na Yesu wanasherehekea ushindi wake.
Sifa inafafanua msimamo wetu/ mpaka hali na shetani na mapepo yake na cheo/ mpaka hali hiyo.
Mungu ametupa silaha hapa za kwenda kwenye mashambulizi mbele na kuleta andui chini ya mlango yake kwa ufanisi na hivyo kuwa roho mpya ikiongoza kwa ufalme wa Mungu, katika Kristo.
Mt.21.15-16 inathibitisha Yesu (Ps.8) miujiza kutokea, sifa zinazotolewa moja kwa moja na watoto.
Siku zote kutakuwa na mtu ambaye anajaribu utulivu na kusherechekea sifa ya ushindi.
Kumsifu Mungu ili kuangusha utawala wa shetani.
Rev.12.10. Kiini juu ya kazi ya shetani ni kutuchutumu usiku na mchana lakini kwa sisi kumsifu Bwana tunamyamazisha shetani
Rev.16.13-14. Katika kinywa chake. Roho chafu. Kama vyura.
Hii inapaswa kutufundisha kwamba mtu anatumia kiywa chake kwa ufanisi zaidi anapata mafanikio.
Vyura vina sauti tu usiku, katika giza. na kuendelea na kelelele. Kama sisi tukiangalia dunia ya leo, ni hasa hali hii inatokea, maneno mabaya. Mambo hurudiwa mara kadha mpaka mwanadamu anaoshwa kwa hakili na maongo. Filosofia ya uongo, walimu wasio ukweli, usherati na mambo mabaya kama hayafai kwa wanadamu . Kusikia na kuelewa uongo baada ya ukweli kwa sababu hurudiwa mara kadha.
Ps.149.6-9. Neno la Mungu, ni kutekelezwa sifa, si maneno ya binadamu. Ukweli wa Mungu ni ushindi wa Yesu.
Inaonekana kwamba hukumu ya majeshi ya adui, iko na wakuu wa ufalme wa giza.
Sisi tutaweka hukumu ya Mungu juu yao.
Si kwa hekima ya binadamu, mawazo ya binadamu ama nadharia, itikadi za kisiasa, au theologia kuu. Lakini neno safi na suluhu ya mahubiri ya neno la Mungu.
2.Ti.4.1-4. Kuonyesha wazi kwamba mtu yeyote ambaye akihubiri neno ni lazima asimame kuwajibika mbele za Mungu. Ikiwa uhubiri wako ni kama ilivyoandikwa unahubili vile roho mtakatifu anaeleza. Na hii ni kwamba vile unasema itakayofanywo inaringana na neno la Mungu.
Daima kumbuka kwamba hapa Paulo anazungumza moja kwa moja kwenye makanisa ya watu waliozaliwa tena, na anafafanua kwamba wao wanafundishwa maneno inayofaa kwa mawazo yao kama binadamu.
Isa.55.11. Je, ni habari za roho mtakatifu ya kuhubiri, nitafanya juhudi za kueneza neno la Mungu.
Jer.23.29. Neno la Mungu ni moto na kama nyundo, ikiwa imetelowe na roho mtakatifu.
Heb.4.12. Neno la Mungu ni kali zaidi kuliko upanga unaokata kwa mpande mbili.
Wale waliongozwa na Mungu ilikuwa kama maporomoko makumbwa. Neno la Mungu ni nguvu katika wakovu. Kama jiwe kubwa kutupwa ndani ya maji na kuunda mawimbi.
Maandiko yanasema kwambaMungu anaithibitisha neno lake na kuandamana ishara na maajabu.
Ac.19.10-12. Makanisa mengi leo hawana hata miujiza ya ajabu. Matukio ya aina hii inatokea kwa Mungu wakati neno inahubiriwa katika roho mtakatifu. Lakini ni katika kanisa hii la Mungu maneno itakayohubiliwa kwa njia kamili.
Ac.19.13-16. Moja ya kazi ya kuhubiri ni kuleta mapepo kwa wazi. Wakati mapepo huanza kuzungumza juu ya mhubiri katika njia, katika pumzi ile ile kama Yesu, basi unapaswa kuelewa.
Ac.19.16-19. Ngome hii mapepo katika Efeso ilishindwa.
50,000 Drachmas. drachma moja ilikuwa kama mshalala wa siku moja. kwa sasa ya itakuwa sawa kama kiasi, takriban ksh 750m.
Ac.19.19-20. Aidha, neno kama moto nyikani katika maeneo ya vijijini mbali zaidi ya Efeso.
Ac.20.20. Paulo alithibitisha mahubiri bila muundo, halisi, kweli, suluhu, utetezi, akiongozwa na roho mtakatifu.
King George III, inaeleza kuhusu wahubiri katika nguo nyeusi kikosi ambacho ndio kilikuwa na hofu kwa watu kati Amerika alipozungumzia kuhusu uasi/ mapinduzi ya uhuru kutoka kwa waingereza. Alisema walihubiri hao walikuwa kweli katika hali kubwa.
Nchi ya Amerika ililizaliwa kama matokeo ya mahubiri ya neno la Mungu.
Siyo kuhusu burudani na hadithi faini juu ya mambo ya kujifurahisha. Lakini makabiliano, ya kutoa taarifa ya dhambi na udhihirisho wa nguvu.
4. Ushuhuda/ Shahidi.
Kushuhudia utekelezaji wa maandishi takatifu.
Ushahidi ni juu ya mazoea na uthibitisho wa neno.
Kwa mfano, kama sisi huhubiri uponyaji, kwa hivyo si kuruka ahadi zake za uponyaji.
Lakini ushahidi wetu hi kuingilia moja kwa moja na kueleza ahadi zetu juu ya Mungu.
Maneno yote kuhusiana na neno la Mungu, lakini kutoka jia tofauti.
Ushahidi ni msingi kwa ajili ya makakati ya Yesu ili kueneza habari njema kote duniani.
Ac.1.8. Kuwa mashahidi katika miisho ya dunia na nguvu ya roho mtakatifu. Tunahitaji nguvu isiyo ya kawaida kufanya kazi katika maisha yetu ya kila siku.
Ushuhuda wetu wa kuzaliwa mara ya pili ni muujiza/ isiyo ya kawaida.
Yesu hakuwapea ruhusu wanafunzi wake kwenda nje wasipokuwa na nguvu kutoka juu.
Hii ni kuonyecha kwa ujasili vile maisha yetu yako.
Kutoka kwa mtu kwa mtu, mwanamke na mwanamke na kuendea mbele.
Zaidi ya miaka 300 warumi waliona kuchindwa kwa mkataba hu. Maelfu ya wakristo waliona kushindwa kwa ufalme huu. Kulikuwa na mambo ya vita, usherati na mambo yote ya ushetani.
Rev.12.7-11. Katika akili ni majira mbalimbali katika kiroho. Kumekuwa na kutakuwa mbele vita vinavyoendelea katika mbingu ya pili ambapo shetani ana askari wake. Na kwa sababu ya duniani hii.
Lakini sisi tuta shindi shetani na majeshi ya yake na kushuhudia juu neno na kueleza damu vile imefanya kwa ajili yetu.
1.Co.11.26. Mkataba wa mlo huyo ni silaha yenye nguvu lazima utumiwe kwa ubora. Sisi hutangaza kusulubiwa kwa Yeso, kifo, kuzikwa, kufufuka, na pia kushinda.
Kwa hiyo, sisi lazima kuelewa vile neno linasema juu ya damu ya Yesu kufanyika kwa ajili yetu.
Ps.107.2. Na watasema, wale ambao wamekobolewa na Bwana.
Ni fahamu na imani vile damu ya Yesu imefanya kwa ajili yetu. Kutuhifadhi na kutuweka huru ili tuwe washirika wakamilifu.
1) Eph.1.7. Msamaha wa dhambi kufutwa kutoka dhambi. Akakitupa nyuma yake. Mbali kama mashariki ilivyo mbali na magharibi.
Kwa damu yake Yesu amesamehe dhambi zangu kabisa.
2) Eph.1.7. Ukombozi ni kama msingi wa msamaha wa dhambi zetu. Kununuliwa kutoka kwa soko la watumwa wa shetani.
1.Pe.18-19.Kurithi kutoka kwa mababu ambao ni asili ya binadamu, adamu wa kwanza. Aliyetuweka katika maisha chini ya utawala wa shetani. Damu ya Yesu imenikomboa kutoka kwa utawala wa shetani.
3) Col.1.19-21. Damu yake inaleta Amani,utawala, wa Mungu umeanzichwa. Amani ya Mungu imeletwa duniani.
4) Col.1.19-21. Kulete amani kwa damu yake. 2.Co.5.17. Aliongeza maneno ya maridhiano ndani lakini ilileta kushindwa na kuvunjwa chini uadui.
Mimi sasa namkurudiana wewe Mungu wangu/ / baba kwa damu ya Yesu, Nami niko sawa na Mungu baba. Na katika damu yake.
5) 1.Jn.1.7. Kuendelea kusaficha kwa dhambi. Kama tukitembea katika mwanga. Hivyo basi kuweka mwanga kwa miguu na mwanga juu ya barabara mabalidiricho ya haraka.(Ps.119.105.)
Kama mimi natembea katika mwanga, damu ya Yesu huniongoza mimi na kuosha dhambi zote.
6) Ro.5.8-9. Kuhesabiwa haki kwa damu ya Yesu. Kuondoa dhambi . Tumepokea haki ya Yesu, na hakuwahi kutenda dhambi. 2.Co.5.25 mabadiliko ya jumla. Kutoka hali moja hadi nyingine.
Mimi kuwa waadilifu kwa damu ya Yessu kama vile sijawahi fanya dhambi.
7) Heb.13.12. Utukufu wake. Kuweka ukando kwa ajili ya Mungu. 2.Ex.11.4-7. Kuondolewa mgiri.
2.Ex.12.21-23. Atahakikisha kutumiwa kwa damu. Na yeye anajua hana ruhusa ya kuingia.
Kupita damu ya Yesu mimi alinifanya mtakatifu na iliwekwa kando kwa ajili ya Mungu.
Heb.12.22-24. mbinguni zion ambapo sisi tumekwa kwa kiroho pamoja na Kristo. Pahali tunahotubiwa usafishanji wa damu ya Yesu.
1.Jn.5.8. Damu ina nguvu zake katika mbinguni na duniani na chini ya nchi. Damu inaenea katika mbingu na inajionyesha kila wakati.
Damu ya Yesu haiongei juu ya kutoa kisasi kama vile damu ya Abel ilifanya. Lakini kusameheana kwani imemwagwo kufuka mbinguni.
Ro.8.37. Sisi ni zaidi ya washindi. Kwa nini? Ni kwamba wakati sisi tunaenda katika vita na kupambana na adui sisi lazima kushinda, lakini kwa faida kama imani na nguvu, furaha na mwelekeo wa njia safi. Na haya nimeona katika njia nyingi za uamini wangu.
The life in faith with God
1. The only thing that satisfies God
Faith is essential - nothing can replace it. Nothing can make the foundation it does.
Heb. 11.6 Without faith it is impossible to please God
God has excluded all other approaches. Faith receive the heritage given to us by grace.
We must believe two things:
That God exists -
That God rewards those who seek him -
The optimum of faith is God Himself - faith are directed towards a person - we must believe in His goodness, faithfulness, and so on.
Not to believe is sin - their sin is that they do not believe in me says Jesus. Joh. 16.9 and Paul in Romans 14.23 All that not are in faith are sin.
Faith: Pistis also means faithfulness. Faith is to be faithful to God.
Faith / faith is a relationship with God. It is to be loyal to God. There is an obligation to God. It is to stand up for God. It is to deny evil and to stand up for truth. It is to refuse compromises were the integrity of God is put to the test.
Psalm 23.1 The Lord is my shepherd, i lack nothing. It is about a faith that has been developed and grown through migration in a relationship with God.
2. Faith relate to the invisible
Heb. 11.1 Faith leads us into the unseen and eternal. What our natural senses cannot relate to. Faith is the substance of what you hope for.
Faith takes us into a relating to what we do not see.
2 Cor. 5 7 we walk by faith, not by the visible.
The world says: You walk by what you see and can relate to with your senses. Seeing is believing. It relates to time and space.
But the Bible says the opposite: that we relate to the invisible and eternal world. That were you do not see, you need to believe.
Heb. 11.3 Faith is always related to the invisible.
Man has throughout the ages have sought to gain knowledge of the origin of everything. To find meaning and purpose. To conclude something you can relate to. That’s the essence of science.
God Himself through His word is the origin of everything. Psalm 33.6
Therefore, it is clear that our senses and faith are in a constant conflict, and it is only by having faith grow and allow your senses to submit to the authority of faith, that we may walk in a healthy and real relationship with God where His resources are expressed in and through our lives.
Heb. 11.27 He would see Him who is invisible. There are constant paradoxes of the faith journey. This was why he could endure persecution, loneliness, frustrations, disappointments, own mistakes, and so on. There was no prospect of encouragement, but he was not discouraged, because he saw the invisible God.
2 Cor. 4.16-18 There are 2 people in our lives, one who fall apart and disappear, the second matures and renew. One relates to the visible, perceptible and perishable, the other to the invisible and eternal.
This contact with God is what He seeks to lead us in to.
3. The difference between faith and hope.
Failing to understand this difference leads often to frustrations. Many people think they have faith, but in reality, there is hope. Promises related to faith are not linked to hope.
Hope is a constant expectation of good from God, not wishful dreaming and thinking.
Hope is in the future, and in the mind. Hope is a helmet that covers the mind. Hope cover the mind from attack, bad destructive thoughts, so one can speak the right things. Our mind sends impulses to speaking and nerve center.
Faith is now, and the heart / spirit. Faith is a shield and the shield covers primarily heart / spirit.
Rooms. 10.10 Faith in hearth produce justice.
Facts, beliefs and feelings. And it must be in that order.
Fact is the Word of God. Faith is based on the facts. And feelings will fall in line with the faith.
Many people try to get it to work in reverse order, but it is inconsistent with the pleasing of God. One will be up and down like a yo-yo in life.
Hope is important in the Christian life. Room 8.28 Hope is our helmet and always has its basis in a constant expectation of God's goodness. And it keeps our mind from melancholy and depression, it holds our mind positive.
4. Faith is the only thing that leads to justice and holy lifestyle
Rooms 1 16-18 When the Bible talks about the gospel and its power to what it accomplishes, it is a clear and concise link to believe that it is essential.
3 times in a verse: From faith to faith and the belief that then is established one should live by.
Hab. 2 4 and Gal. 3:11 and Heb. 10.38 Says the same.
Justice in Christ is a life where everything you do is done in faith. Room 14.23
The word live is a word that specifically are a key here.
It means everything in life, not what we just describe as so-called spiritual aspects of life, such as praying, attending church, studying the word, but the most ordinary things, like eating, drinking, sleeping, and talking.
All comes under the faith journey. The only way we can walk in a righteous way of life is through faith.
In Romans 14 we see how Paul clarifies this by eating and drinking, and anything not done in faith is sin he declare.
Thus says the word, in peace we shall lie down and our sleep will be a rest in safety. Psalm. 4 9 - Prov. 3 24
Psalm 104.14-15 all of the food comes from God and should be received with thanks. Faith acknowledges this. This provides the food, or sleep with quality from God, when we in faith thank for that it comes from God and that it is acceptable to me, resources from God that strengthens me.
1 Tim. 4.4 to 5 There are sanctified by faith that thanks. That means it's been clean, without anything which will harm us.
Rom. 12.1 We give back to God a holy sacrifice and God strengthened and sanctified the food, drink, sleep by His blessing.
1 Pet.4.11 Speeches and serve in accordance with the word of faith. God gives us the word and service; we welcome it in faith and live it out in righteous living.
Ecclesiastes. 5.17 Speeches on precisely the consequences that may be of a life that does not recognize that everything comes from Gods supplies.
Psalm. 3.4-6 / 4.8 / 127.2 if not God allows building His way, (by faith) through His kindness, then it want help.
So God gives the word, we accept the word in faith; word says the food is sanctified, we believe the word and receive food or sleep with thanksgiving.
Therefore, it is a danger in the Christian life to begin to rely on our own capabilities, while it builds the true fear of God to give glory to God in faith for his support.
It is the only that who leads to righteous and holy and powerful life’s.
5. Dangers of disbelief
Heb. 3.7 to 4.3 quoted from Psalm 95
The essence is to hear the voice of God or not. The key to faith is hearing the voice of God.
The reason for disbelief is not to hear the voice of God.
The result of not hearing the voice of God is a hard heart. A not soft and receptive soil.
God's wrath is against not believing. When faith is established and walked in, the wrath of God is removed.
This is necessary warnings in the Christian's journey to bring us in and keep us on the path of faith.
A heart that believeth not, lead to an evil heart. It allows a walk outside of God's principles of justice.
Therefore, we have a responsibility all together, encouraging each other in faith.
It should be noted that in the Christian life, is that it is much easier to obey God's encouragement when you do it immediately, than if one pushes his charges forward and expose things.
The heritage given to us in Christ should be received in faith, but the consequences of unbelief is that the heritage is left unused.
Therefore, it is so important to grow in true and genuine fear of God, who keeps his word and wait in God's voice.
Heb. 4 11 Let us therefore hunger to enter and live in this faith-rest, but remember that it requires discipline.
True faith leads into the rest. This is God's desire and longing for us.
6. How does faith grow
Romans. 10. 17 Logos vs. rema is the key to understand.
Logos are one of the main concepts in the Greek language and can mean: Meaning, mind, purpose, decree. It is God's eternal decree that stands firm forever, written in heaven, and recorded in the Bible. Unchanging.
Rema however is a spoken word, and the receiver is your heart that hears the voice of God.
So faith comes from God, the Logos is transformed by the Holy Spirit to Gods rema.
There is only one force in the universe that can make logos to rema, and it is the Holy Spirit.
He makes a written word to word heard in our hearts.
Note that it does not say that faith comes from reading the Bible, however there is of course essential to read the Bible.
You can listen to a preacher, but not necessarily get faith because God through the Holy Spirit as the only force in the universe, the one who can make the word into a spoken word that one hears in his spirit.
Word will merge with faith in our spirit so that we become one with the word of Jesus Christ, but Jesus is not black ink on white paper. He is the spoken word, God's revelation.
The word today is repeated in the sequence in Heb. 3 and 4 because it is the daily word of God we live by.
Matt. 4.4 It is rema who continually goes out from God to us. The personal word.
If the Holy Spirit not is there, there will be no faith. Holy Spirit is the access and foundation of faith.
Psalm 46.10 be still, calm down, fall to rest. Have full confidence that I am God. Remember faith is a person, Jesus Christ.
Matt. 6.6 The inner room, your heart's inner space. Time with Jesus is the key, in studies, prayer, in fellowship, in meditation, until you know and hear God speak. Until the word are made alive by the Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit speaks all the time. God is pleased in you and try to speak into our spirit who you really are, what heritage means, constant encouragement, what plans He has for you, the goal He has for your life, but also things that need to be changed in your life.
7. Faith must be confessed, acted and tested.
There is no way around it, faith has always this way. Therefore it is called faith journey.
Confession: Saying something out boldly and in public.
To say the same as / give rejoinder, give response. Repeat what God says to us.
It means that we are saying the same thing with our mouths that God says in His Word.
It allows its words to express agreement with God's word.
We let our words get in line with God's word.
2 Cor. 4 13 I believe, therefore I speak. Faith must always lead to spoken words, it is a contact link between this which is invariable.
Matt. 12.34 Jesus draws a line between heart/spirit, and what we speak as a principle. Faith fills the heart and let abundance float out. Our spirit is led by the Holy Spirit to speak.
Rooms. 10.10 This will also work both ways. Our voice will fill our hearts.
Here we also see that it is a process. Not necessarily the immediate effect of what we speak.
Therefore, when the confession has full effect is when we actually have faith and we have when we have heard the voice of God. However, because it works both ways, it is important to confess even if you do not have a feeling that God has spoken. Because His voice will be heard along the way.
Remember it's not always easy to speak in line with God's word, it requires discipline.
Acting: The natural action done because of faith.
Gal. 5.6 Acting through love.
Confession without action: Trashy, died.
Only theories without proof in vain.
Religiosity: Brings fear, just emptiness.
Faith, action: A perfected faith that brings visible results is a faith that make things right from the Godly perspective.
Tested: Rom. 5 Here Paul uses words that express the joy and enthusiasm of two compounds. The one pointing at the wonderful heritage we have got in Christ and the other at the trials we are exposed to.
That is a bit paradoxical really, but this is the life with God in faith.
We see that the trials be received with enthusiasm and joy leads to a number of characteristics that we are totally dependent on to grow and function in a faith that will bring results.
James. 1.2 Preservation of joy and excitement is again emphasized the importance
Peter. 1.5-9 again, pleasure and excitement is the essence of our reaction.
These people had got their faith tested. God takes for safety many testimonies by people to teach us this lesson.
There is no other way God can build a firm faith in us. It has developed some characters in us that are essential.
Everything is goodness for us to stand firm in the faith of all we are given in Christ Jesus, for all them God will use us as His servants.
Testing pushes us into a dependency relationship with Himself. Because we see that it is only in His fellowship faith comes, grow, and kept in steadiness.
God uses metaphors related to fire and refinement. When the fire heated the metal, slag came to the surface, and one could skim the dirty and not useful from the noble. Word and the Spirit imparts the fire of God into our lives to bring out the noble character traits. Impurities will come on top so that we ourselves can remove them. We have the easy job. It is a partnership with the Holy Spirit.
Impurities can be compared with anything that oozes out from us which will only hinder faith.
It must be crucified, die and are buried with Christ.
8. Unbelief effect
In the Garden of Eden, God made man to perfection and had regular close fellowship with them. Lord walked with them in the garden.
When he was not there in person, he left them his word. He was permanently represented by their own words. This is very important that we understand the importance of.
It represented his purpose, intent, authority, mind, and so on.
1 Mos. 2 15 God Gives 4 Directions to man. His words to believe and stand for.
Responsibility for management: Provides content, meaning, purpose, and is an absolute to man.
Permission: Provides access to resources for everything needed.
Prohibition: Setting boundaries to protect.
Warning: Creates a natural and healthy fear of God.
As long as man remained entitled to this, life would succeed in everything they undertook.
This meant that the devil, who is the source of all unbelief, and the slick looking, most cunning of all creatures by their then, representation in the snake, planned an attack on the areas he had been tempted to fall in himself.
He has not changed in the process. This is described in clear words in both the Gospels and the Epistles. Luke. 4 at the request of Jesus and John. 2 16
1 Mos. 3 1-7
He goes to the weakest point:
He leads us to question the credibility of the word of God:
He will lead to direct our attention / entertain of his indictment:
The devil will follow up with the denial of the word as soon as we give him room:
He will question the will of God to shower us with goods and angle it so that one thinks of God as a kind of hard despot:
As if God kept them caught in this garden and did not give them full freedom, and not give the permission to come into their full potential.
That they should do something to open some doors themselves, so they could experience truly to flourish as they had the opportunity.
He wants to keep you ignorant and want you be like him, (his picture).
Everything was about to cast doubt on God's goodness, faithfulness, and Word.
When we allow ourselves to dwell on these thoughts in mind, we are caught in a net. We set God's words aside; we undermine God's own integrity.
It must exceed an immediate action against unbelief from within. Do not let your mind dwell on and consider all the doubtful thoughts.
1 Mos. 3 6 The key word is then: 2 Cor. 5 7 we walk by faith, not by the visible.
The walk of faith had protected them. They had the invisible to the mind's eye.
She walked here from one level to another.
From faith-level to sense level.
She did what her senses showed her.
The senses showed her that the view was:
Well, lovely, magnificent, a delight to the eye, it awakened desire, and would give her progress.
These are the ingredients in the tempter's assault weapon to establish doubt and then disbelief.
1 Joh. 2 16 The body's desires - lust of the eyes - pride.
This belongs to the world and the devil's weapons is the world's desires.
Basically nothing wrong with the temptation to be like God, but it was disturbing the authority of the Word.
The essence of sin and unbelief is that God Himself through Jesus as the Word, are set aside as the highest authority in life.
9. Some conclusion
Faith puts us in a dependency relationship with God.
Faith lives putting God and his word as the only true access to real love, kindness, and just life.
Faith puts God's word over our senses.
Faith is the antidote to the senses improper solicitation on our decisions
Faith is the antidote to the effects of the fall.
The fall is restored when the faith is functioning.
Faith is the only means of righteous life.
True - ultimate relationship with God leads to successful relationships with people.
Man is a specialist today on how to handle things. Like cars, planes, radios, all sorts of electronics, and of course money.
Many are very bad at managing relationships. Many have an endless list, as a train hurtling through life, of broken relationships. And this destroys
church building by giving the Devil tool in his hand.
Even if you are able to handle most things in life in a good way, but fail to deal with interpersonal relationships, life will still not be a success.
The road to successful relationships is close to us all. It is in the wonderful book the Bible / God's own words.
Christian life and the Bible is not primarily a series of doctrines, and themes, but a path to healthy relationships.
For many Christians, the measure of whether one is grounded in Christ is a question if you have the correct teachings / knowledge / doctrine.
We can often detect many who represent and profiling
their vast knowledge, which is very bad at relationships.
We should not underestimate the knowledge, but it is not an end in itself, it is a means to achieve the goal of a good relationship with God and people.
Cross / Charter:
The great symbol of the Christian message is the Cross. And it has a vertical and a horizontal beam signifying relationship with God and people.
Is one out of gear, the other is to. We do not even have to check it, it cannot be good.
Salme 23.1 the Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. It is only when we are in right relationship with our Shepherd that all needs are perceived to be covered. It is only through a healthy relationship with Jesus that we can establish a relationship where nothing is missing. A total security can only be experienced through a right relationship with God.
The relationship is not in the future, it is now, right here today, this minutes, and seconds. Religious people tend to look ahead in
terms of when things will be fine.
The relationship is personal, my shepherd. Not dependent on, and suspended in a doctrine, but in the personal, intimate fellowship with the Lord.
Most Christians do not live in the finished work Jesus has given us, in which all the promises of God have their yes in him and it’s amen by us. And it is precisely because we seek enforcement through the doctrines rather than relational.
One must cultivate the right relationships with God and with humans before they are in line with God's principles to believe in taking out the inheritance, which is described in His promises.
Apgj.4.32 Complete relationship led to not missing anything.
Psalm 50.1-5 Cross vertical line is the first thing we must establish, relationships with God.
In this psalm, we see the clear precondition; a covenant signed and based on a sacrifice that causes you can come together in a perfect community.
God has followed this line all the way, by Noah, Abraham, and so on.
Mat.26.27-28 the Covenant blood that clears out the sin is the instrument that removes obstacle to the optimal relation between God and man.
Hebr.9.26 sin is taken away by the sacrifice, Jesus, was slain, and thus created the covenant.
Hebr.9.16-17 Jesus laid down his life and established the covenant.
We must lay down our lives to give response to the covenant. It is 2 sided, there are two parts to it.
Matt.16.25-26, we must declare our life as crucified, dead and buried. An execution has taken place. Our old
life must be sacrificed on the altar. It is our participation and the signing of the covenant with God. This is the basis for our relationship with God.
It can be summarized as follows: Direct, personal, total, unreserved, uncompromising, committed attitude to God.
The first covenant and its content and purpose:
1. Mos.15.1-20 A wonderful story about the first covenant that were exchanged and led to mutual sacrifice and established relationship. And then the ability to enter and take possession of the promise Land is at hand.
Without a treaty, a mutual sacrifice, a relationship established, we will stand where Abraham stood, saying, How would I know?
God let the fire burn the sacrifice. Our lives as sacrifices of the Charter, is purified by fire, so that the purity can come forth and provide an opportunity for a true and genuine relationship. Romans 12.1-2
Abraham got to experience fear and God tells us clearly about suffering as a path to fulfillment of the relationship. Fil.3.10 1 Pet.4.13
The crucifixion, death and burial of the old, is a daily process. That leads us into a closer and closer relationship with the Lord. Paul says, I die daily 1 Kor.15.31
Christian life is a lifestyle and a function that applies to all seasons. Paul was a strong servant of the Lord in good relationship with God, but he went through suffering of many kinds, because God allowed those as a way into deeper dependency and relationship.
If you are in such a time, it is important not to lose focus and believe that God has failed or that you are astray. But rather enjoy the various disorders and seek closer into fellowship with God.
Esaia.48.10 we are cleaned through the furnace of affliction. The fire do things with us like nothing else can do to shape us.
Rom.8.32 -36 Due to Christ sacrificed; God gives us all things with Jesus, because we sacrifice ourselves, killed all day long, if
we give God everything.
God is committed to complete everything by the ultimate sacrifice, HIMSELVES. We better do the same and sacrifice OURSELVES.
1. Denies the right to live for yourselves.
2. You live for the Lord.
For 4,000 years ago, Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son to God, but God stopped the sacrifice at the last moment. For 2 thousand years ago God sacrificed his son, but didn’t stop there at the last minute. It
was the creation of the ultimate sacrifice that created the optimal connection and gave access to the optimal resources.
The essence of sacrifice is that when our commitment is total, the other part's commitment is total to fulfill the promises in our lives.
Jakob.2.21-23 Due to his act of faith, Abraham was considered the friend of God.
God's standard in terms of friendship is something completely different than the word is for man.
Joh.15.15 Jesus calls us our friends.
Jesus said the greatest love is to lay his life down for his friends. If we shall be Jesus' friends; we must lay down our lives for Him, as He did for us. There is a 2 way relationship.
1. Joh.1.1-4 Gospel is an invitation from God to live in the same relationship with Him as Jesus had with His Father.
Koinonia is a very important word in the Bible. It means to share everything in fellowship. We are invited to share the same community as the Father and the Son had. (We come back to this)
Joh.17.10 not holding anything back from the other, everything in common. That is a perfect community.
It begins with everything I have is yours, not vice versa. This means that all His is yours.
God does not half-way agreements. Are you ready for this kind of commitment; it is the way to victory in a wonderful rich life.
Marriage as an example of the relationship:
God makes many restorations in the marriage with Israel by leading them to brokenness and repentance, but the final restoration of communion with man takes place only in Christ. There is established a new covenant of marriage.
Many people have problems with this, that God would have such intimate relationship.
Many people with a religious background flee from such a relationship. And if you've grown up with a displaced
authenticity of intimate relations, you need a breakthrough.
Song of Solomon is a challenge for many to relate to. And in Ef.5.25-27 Similarly, in the New Testament, God takes a more direct basis to explaining the relationship between Christ and us.
Rev.19.7 relationship as a preparation time is for us to be ready for the ultimate marriage relationship with the Lord.
It happens through justification. And it is to be completed correctly to a state where we are in true
/ real relationship with Jesus.
The churches today are full of people who do not make this commitment to the Lord. And they do not really have Jesus as Lord; He has only been allowed to be their savior.
People set up and use a variety of substitutes for total commitment to true relationship to justify themselves.
Instead they expose themselves for deceitful demons.
For example: Make a decision, go into a church and have their name in church records, establish relation with leadership in the church, baptized, take on a responsibility in the church, going to seminars, Bible school and meetings, etc.
Nothing wrong with any of this in the right context, but without relation it becomes dead works. None of those are guarantee of a right relationship with God.
God says about himself that he is a jealous spouse. The Lord signifies the fact that he does not share us with anything, but requires a total commitment. He requires all of us, nothing
can be withheld.
It is a covenant of love:
Hebr.9.16-17 Love covenant is valid only through death. 1. Joh.3.16-17 and the relationship declaration of love are expressed by giving his life.
Joh.15.12-15 and He commands us, that we love one another as He has loved us. And therefore we are friends / Koinonia.
The fallen human natures are motivated from their own ego. I will, I think, I feel.
It must die.
And the new man must arise as centered around.
My siblings do, feel, think, want, and believe. God wills, He thinks.
This will be the governing factors in my life, God's will and ways and siblings' needs. We put down our lives for each other.
One of the ways to find out how to walk in this love relationship is by looking through the New Testament expressions for how to act towards each other.
Wash each other's feet - to love one another - build each other up - accept each other - remind each other - admonish each other - encourage each other - wish one another good luck - serve one another - bear one another's burdens - have patience with each other - forgive each other - subordinate to each other - teach each other - treat each other kindly - make it convenient for each other - encourage each other - inspire each other - confess their sins to one another - pray for one another - be hospitable towards each other - be dressed with gentleness / kindness / love for one another - serve one another.
We must all of us ask ourselves how far we are from complying with these obligations. Are we perhaps the total opposite in many of the cases?
In this case, we do not behave as Covenant siblings and relationship with God is rather bad. We cannot go around and believe otherwise. The lie will come after us and hit us in the back.
To meet these commitments, we need a whole new behavior in specific areas. Instead of, I want, I need, I pray, I walk right with God, God bless me.
It must be replaced with ours, we and us. Our Father is a guide for this. Give us, forgive us, as we forgive, and lead us. This will lead to a new lifestyle.
The new lifestyle:
Koinonia: Share, have all things in common.
1. Joh.1. The final goal of our faith community and fellowship are Koinonia.
Koinonia is the main theme of John's
Many times we become so preoccupied with the means that we lose focus on the target.
Let's look at some remarks about Jesus Koinonia.
Joh.10.30 I and the Father are one.
Joh.16.14-15 DHS takes off mine and gives to you.
Joh.17.10 Everything I have is yours and yours is mine.
This is perfect Koinonia.
1. Joh.1.7 the right walking in Koinonia. As a result, the blood's cleans continuously.
Then we know when the opposite is the case.
The door to Koinonia with each other is the covenant. And the continuing migration of Koinonia is to walk in the light.
We can then be confidence and secure and not afraid of being an open book, read and known by all.
Good conscience is the foundation to be in happiness, fearlessness, even if I’m exposed to bad condition. To wander in Koinonia will bring us more and more into this state.
Apgj.4.32 See the amazing consequences of the church in Jerusalem when they walked in Koinonia. No one was missing anything, and multitudes were added to the church, miracles occurred frequently; they were heavily equipped in the service.
The ordained Communion and its importance:
Matthew 26:26-28 is an introductions to covenant / testament. When we talk about the New Testament, we are talking about the New Covenant.
The first and most important purpose of the Eucharist is to lead us to always remember and live in good relations with God and each other.
1. Kor.11.23-34 this is a more comprehensive explanation of what the Eucharist is. It’s a remembering about relationship to Jesus, and to each other - a celebration of that we are members of a body in close proximity to each other.
Psalm 50.5 the sacrifice has brought me into a covenant with the Lord when I truly live my life in Koinonia. 15 And then I can call on Him in time of need, and God is there immediately to provide for me.
However, verse 16 explained what happens if you want to preach, serve, work and proclaim the covenant / testament, but has not put your life as a sacrifice in which fire has been given permission to purge.
We will be disqualified from the relationship with Jesus; if we do not take the sacrifice, our lives and actions will lead us to court, our actions will go in front of us to judgment.
Salme.15. so who can be in a right relationship with Jesus? The question gives a simple answer: He who sacrifices his life and allows a new way of life become visible.
Our main focus must be the tongue; it is an instrument of possible destruction of the sacrifice, and then the fire will not go out and purify and the relationship will be destroyed.
We must pray to God as David did and put the muzzle on our mouth and let the mind of Christ be ours in practical daily life.
Then we can have in front of us a wonderful life with Koinonia, both with Jesus and our brothers and sisters.
And our church building will have the favor it’s in need of.
And the enemy will be easy to fight and he will flee from us.
Because our weapon are mighty in God to throw down every stronghold which hinder.
Jeremiah Chapter 23. 28-29:
We need to dream large together.
We need to get the seed of the Lord inside us all for carrying it until the birth.
How do we start?
By coming together and cooperate for winning Mtwapa and area around for Christ Jesus, by building strategic teams, well organized.
We visualize our dreams by different tools.
We do different arrangements and believe the Lords mighty power go forth through many signs and wonder.
We prepare people in the churches to lead new churches.
We plant churches.
We do not focus on how much I my selves will do large thing and prosper, but the completely common dreams, and then we, ourselves will grow in our one churches and ministry.
Remember the word of Jesus (John.14.12): You shall do mightier things than I have done, because I go to my Father.
We need to pray for other to lift them forth in ministry and help them to do mighty work in the Lord.
Then our heavenly Father will lift us ourselves up.
My purpose for teaching this subject and try to establish it is not to control you and lead you into my vision! My purpose and my first of all vision is to release and optimize the God given gifts you shall be using through your ministry life. So that Gods plan with your life can be optimized and then again lead to cooperate in a covenant relationship with us to fulfill Gods mighty plan for reaching Pakistan and make the people here Gods beloved children and family,
Please, if you want to participate, take each other’s hand as a sacrificial proclamation of covenant commitment to each other, and let us pray for the love of God to float through us.
Look at the map:
Let us pray that we cover the whole area with growing churches because of our cooperative sacrificial commitment to each other.
Agano la uhusiano
Agano la uhusiano
Kweli - uhusiano mkuu na Mungu inaongoza kwa mahusiano kwa watu uliyo na mafanikio.
Mtu ni mtaalamu leo juu ya jinsi ya kushughulikia mambo. Kama magari, ndege, redio, kila aina ya kielectroniniki, na ya fedha bila shaka.
Wengi ni wabaya sana katika kusimamia mahusiano. Wengi wana orodha ndefu usioisha kama mwanafunzi anayejiuzisha kwa njia ya maisha, mahusiano ya kuvunjwa. Kwa hii shetani anapata nafasi kuiharibu kanisa na inatumika kama chombo mkononi mwa shetani.
Hata kama wewe unauwezo wa kushughulikia mambo mengi katika maisha kwa njia nzuri, lakini kushindwa kukabiliana na mahusiano kati ya watu, maisha bado haitakuwa na mafanikio.
Barabara ya mahusiano iliyo na mafanikio liko karibu na sisi sote. iko katika kitabu cha ajabu ambacho ni Biblia / maneno ya Mungu mwenyewe.
Maisha ya Kikristo na Biblia si hasa mfululizo wa mafundisho, na mandhari, lakini ni njia ya mahusiano yenye afya.
Kwa Wakristo wengi, hatua ya kama mtu ni msingi katika Kristo ni swali kama una sahihi mafundisho / ujuzi / mafundisho.
Sisi mara nyingi tunaweza kuchunguza wengi ambao kuwakilisha na kuorodhesha ujuzi wao mkubwa, ambayo ni mbaya sana katika mahusiano.
Hatufai kudunisha maarifa, lakini sio mwisho katika yenyewe, ni njia ya kufikia lengo la uhusiano mzuri na Mungu na watu.
Msalaba / Mkataba:
Ishara kubwa ya ujumbe wa kikristo ni Msalaba. Na ina wima na usawa boriti imesimamia uhusiano na Mungu na watu.
Ni moja nje ya gia, na nyingine ni kwa. Hatuwezi hata kuiangalia, haiwezi kuwa nzuri.
Zaburi 23.1 Bwana ni mchungaji wangu,na sita pungukiwa na kitu chochote. Ni wakati tu tuko katika uhusiano sahihi na Mchungaji wetu kwamba mahitaji yote ni wanaodhaniwa mifuniko. Ni kupitia uhusiano mwema na Yesu kwamba tunaweza kuanzisha uhusiano ambayo haukosi kitu chochote.Usalama kamili unatokana na usiano wa haki na mungu.
Uhusiano siwa siku zijazo,niwa sasa , na iko hapa leo, dakika hii, na sekunde. Watu wa dini huwa na kuangalia mbele katika suala la wakati mambo itakuwa vizuri.
Uhusiano niwa kibinafsi, mchungaji wangu. Hautegemei, na umehairishwa katika mafundisho, lakini kwa binafsi ni uhusiano wakaribu.
Wakristo wengi hawaishi kwa kazi iliyo malizwa na yesu napia akatupe, ambayo ahadi zote za Mungu ni ndiyo ndani yake na ni amina na sisi. Na ni kwa sababu sisi tunatafuta utekelezaji kupitia mafundisho badala ya uhusiano.
Mmoja lazima ajenga uhusiano wa haki na Mungu na binadamu kabla ya wao kuwa sambamba na kanuni za Mungu kuamini katika kuchukua urithi, ambayo imeelezwa katika ahadi zake.
Apgj.4.32 uhusiano kamili imesababisha si kukosa kitu chochote.
Zaburi 50.1-5 Msalaba mstari wima ni jambo la kwanza na lazima kuanzisha, uhusiano na Mungu.
Katika Zaburi hii, tunaona sharti wazi; agano lenye saini na kulingana na sadaka vinavyosababisha kuja pamoja katika jamii kamilifu.
Mungu amefuata mstari huu njia yote, na Nuhu, Ibrahimu, na kadhalika.
Mathayo.26.27-28 damu ya agano ambayo ina safisha dhambi ni chombo cha kuondoa kikwazo kwa uhusiano kati ya mojawapo ya Mungu na mwanadamu.
Wahibrania.9.26 dhambi imeondolewa kwa dhabihu, Yesu, yule akauawa, na hivyo ndivyo agano ilivyo umbwa.
Wahibrania.9.16-17 Yesu aliyatoa maisha yake na kudumisha agano.
Inatupasa tuyatoe na tunyenyeke maisha yetu ili agano letu likakubalike. Upande zote mbili zina ambatana, na pia kuna sehemu mbili yake.
Matayo.16.25-26, tunapaswa kutangaza maisha yetu kuwa yamesulubiwa, kufa na kuzikwa. Utekelezaji umetendeka. Maisha yetu ya kale lazima yatolewe sadaka juu ya madhabahu.ni ushirikiaji wetu na kusainiwa kwa agano na Mungu. Hii ni msingi kwa uhusiano wetu na Mungu.
Ni inaweza kuwa muhtasari kama ifuatavyo: moja kwa moja, binafsi, jumla, bila kuifadhiwa, suluhu, nia yakujitoa kwa Mungu.
Agano ya kwanza na maudhui yake na madhumuni:
1. mwanzo.15.1-20 Ni hadithi ya ajabu juu ya agano ya kwanza kwamba yalibadilishwa na kuongozwa kwa sadaka iliyoheshimiana na uhusiano imara. Na kuwa na uwezo wa kuingia na kuchukua ardhi ya ahadi nakuimiliki.
Bila mkataba, sadaka ya kuheshimiana, uhusiano imara, tutasimama ambapo Ibrahimu alikuwa, akisema, jinsi gani ningejua?
Mungu acha moto uchome sadaka. Maisha yetu kama dhabihu ya Mkataba, ni iliyosafishwa kwa moto ili usafi uweze kuja nje na kutoa fursa kwa uhusiano wa kweli na halisi. Warumi 12.1-2
Abraham alipata kuwa na uzoefu wa hofu na Mungu anatueleza wazi kuhusu mateso kama njia ya kutimiza uhusiano. Fil.3.10 1 Pet.4.13 - waroma.6
Kusulubiwa, kifo na kizikwa kwa mambo ya kale, ni mchakato wa kila siku. Ambayo inatuongoza kuwa na uhusiano wa karibu na bwana yesu. Paulo anasema, mimi hufa kila siku 1 Kor.15.31
Maisha ya kikristo ni maisha na kazi ambayo inatumika kwa misimu yote. Paulo alikuwa mtumishi mkubwa wa Bwana na alikuwa na uhusiano mzuri na Mungu, lakini yeye alipitia mateso ya aina nyingi, kwa sababu Mungu aliruhusu ili uhusiano wake na mungu uwe utegemezi wa ndani na uhusiano.
Kama uko katika wakati kama huo, ni muhimu kutopoteza mwelekeo na kuamini kwamba Mungu ameshindwa au kwamba wewe umepoteza mwelekeo. Lakini furahia matatizo mbalimbali na tafuta ushirika wa karibu na Mungu.
Esaia.48.10 tumesafishwa kupitia tanuru ya mateso. Moto hufanya mambo ndani yetu ambapo hakuna kitu kingine inaweza kutubadilisha.
waroma.8.32 -36 Kutokana na dhabihu ya Kristo. Mungu anatupa vitu nyingi yote pamoja na Yesu, kwa sababu tumejitoa kama dhabihu, kuuawa siku zote milele, kama tutaumpa Mungu kila kitu.
Mungu amejitoa kukamilisha kila kitu kwa dhabihu ya mwisho, YEYEMWENYEWE. Ni bora tufanye hivyo na tujitoe dhabihu.
1. inakanusha haki ya kuishi kwa ajili yetu.
2. Wewe unaishia Bwana.
Miaka 4,000 iliyopita, Abraham alitayarisha kumtoa mwanawe kama dhabihu kwa Mungu, lakini Mungu akasimamisha sadaka dakika ya mwisho. Kwa miaka elfu mbili elfu iliyopita Mungu alimtoa mwanawe kama dhabihu, lakini haijasimamia hapo hadi dakika ya mwisho.ilikuwa imeumbwa sadaka ya mwisho ambayo iliumba kiuganisho au uhusiano mojawapo na kutoa upatikanaji wa rasilimali mojawapo.
Kiini cha sadaka ni kwamba wakati tumejitolea kwa ukamilifu, kwa upande nyingine kujitolea iko kamili kutimiza ahadi maishani mwetu.
yakobo.2.21-23 Kutokana na kitendo chake cha imani, Abraham alichukuliwa kuwa rafiki wa Mungu.
Kiwango cha Mungu katika suala la urafiki ni kitu tofauti kabisa kuliko neno ni kwa ajili ya mtu.
Yohana.15.15 Yesu anatuita marafiki zetu.
Yesu alisema upendo mkubwa ni kuweka maisha yake chini kwa rafiki zake. Kama tuta kuwa marafiki wa Yesu, tunapaswa kuyatoa maisha yetu kwa ajili yake, kama alivyofanya kwa ajili yetu. Kuna njia mbili ya uhusiano.
1. yohana.1.1-4 Injili ni mwaliko kutoka kwa Mungu kuishi katika uhusiano huo pamoja naye kama Yesu alikuwa na Baba yake.
Koinonia ni neno muhimu sana katika Biblia. Ina maana ya kushirikiana kila kitu katika ushirika. Tumealikwa kushiriki jamii hiyo kama Baba na Mwana alikuwa. (Tutarudi kwa hii)
1yohana.17.10 bila kushikilia au kufanya kitu chochote nyuma kutoka na nyingine, kila kitu kwa ukawaida. Hiyo ni jamii kamilifu.
Ni huanza na kila kitu ninayo ni yako, si kinyume chake. Hii ina maana kwamba yote ambayo niyake ni yako.
Mungu hana mikataba nusu. Je, uko tayari kwa aina hii ya ahadi, ni njia ya ushindi katika maisha ya ajabu iliyo na utajiri.
Ndoa kama mfano wa uhusiano:
Mungu hufanya marejesho mengi katika ndoa na wanaIsraeli kwa kuwa ongoza kwa kunyenyekea na toba, lakini urejesho ya mwisho wa ushirika na mtu unafanyika katika Kristo tu.Agano mpya la ndoa imeundwa.
Watu wengi huwa na matatizo na hii, kwamba Mungu kuwa na uhusiano wakaribu.
Watu wengi kutokana na historia ya kidini huikimbia uhusiano huo. Na kama umekuwa na uhusiano ambayo haiko kwa hali inayofa, unahitaji mafanikio makubwa.
Wimbo wa Sulemani ni changamoto kwa wengi kuuhusiana nayo.Na katika waefeso.5.25-27 Vile vile, katika Agano Jipya, Mungu anachukua msingi zaidi kuelezea uhusiano kati ya Kristo na sisi.
Ufunuo.19.7 uhusiano kama muda wa maandalizi ni sisi tuwe tayari kwa ajili ya ndoa ya mwisho na uhusiano na Bwana.
Hii hutokea kupitia kuhesabiwa haki. Na itakamilika kwa usahihi na hali ambapo tuko katika kweli / uhusiano wa kweli na Yesu.
Makanisa leo yame jaa watu ambao hawa tekelezi hii agano kwa Bwana. Nao hawaja mkubali Yesu kama Bwana, Yeye amekubaliwa tu na kuruhusiwa kuwa mkombozi wao.
Watu huanzisha na kutumia njia mbadala ya kujitoa kamili kwa uhusiano wa kweli na kwa kujihesabu haki au kujihalalisha wao wenyewe.
Badala wanajitoa wao wenyewe kwa mapepo ya udanganyifu.
Kwa mfano: Fanya uamuzi, kwenda katika kanisa na kuwa na jina yao katika kumbukumbu ya kanisa, kuanzisha uhusiano na uongozi katika kanisa, kubatizwa, kuchukua jukumu katika kanisa, kwenda semina, shule ya Biblia na mikutano, nk
Hakuna kitu kibaya na yoyote ya hii katika mazingira ya haki, lakini bila uhusiano inakuwa kazi wafu. Hakuna yenye ina kudhamini uhusiano sahihi na Mungu.
Mungu anasema kuhusu yeye mwenyewe kuwa yeye ni mke mwenye wivu. Bwana anaashiria ukweli kwamba yeye hana ushiriki nasi kwa kitu chochote, lakini anahitaji dhamira kamili au ya jumla. Yeye anahitaji sisi sote, hakuna kitu kinaweza kuchukuliwa.
Ni agano la upendo:
Wahibrania.9.16-17 Upendo la agano ni halali tu kwa njia ya kifo. 1. yohana.3.16-17 na uhusiano tamko la upendo imeonyeshwa kwa kutoa uhai wake.
Yohana.15.12-15 na Anatuamuru, kwamba tupendane kama Yeye alivyotupenda. Na kwa sababu hiyo sisi ni marafiki / Koinonia.
Kuanguka asili ya binadamu ni motisha kutokana kujidai kwao wenyewe. Nita, nadhani, mimi na hisi.
Ni lazima ikufe.
Na mtu mpya lazima atokee kama ilivyozingatiwa.
Ndugu zangu hufanya, kuhisi, kufikiri, unataka, na kuamini. Mapenzi ya Mungu, Yeye anadhani.
Hii itakuwa uongozi katika maisha yangu, mapenzi ya Mungu na njia na mahitaji ya wandugu '. sisi kuweka chini maisha yetu kwa ajili ya wengine.
Njia moja ya kujua jinsi ya kutembea katika uhusiano huu wa upendo ni kwa kupitia agano jipya inayo eleza jinsi ya kutenda kwa kila mmoja.
kusafisha miguu ya kila mmoja – kupendana - kujengana - kukubaliana kila mmoja – kukumbushana kila mmoja – kupeana mawaidha kila mmoja - kuhamasisha kila mmoja – kutakia wengine bahati nzuri - kutumikiana – kubebeana mizingo - kuwa na subira kwa wengine – kusameheana - kunyenyekeana - kufundishana - kuwa na wema – kurahisisha mambo kwa kila mmoja - kuimizana - kuhamasisha kila mmoja - kukiri dhambi mtu na mwingine - kuombeana - --kuwa mkarimu - kuvaa nguo ya upole / wema / kupendana - kutumikiana.
Lazima sote tujiulize jinsi gani tunatekeleza majukumu haya.je, sisi labda tukokinyume kwa kesi nyingi?
Katika hali hii, hatuishi kama jamii la agano na uhusiano na Mungu badala ni mbaya. Hatuwezi kwenda karibu na kuamini vinginevyo. Uongo utakuja baada ya sisi na itusumbue kwa nyuma.
Ili kukidhi ahadi hizo, tunahitaji kubadilisha tabia katika maeneo maalum. Badala ya, nataka, mimi nahitaji, mimi naomba, mimi natembea kwa haki na Mungu, Mungu ni bariki.
Ni lazima tubadilishwe na yetu, sisi na nasi.Baba yetu atatupa mwongozo kwa hili. Kutoa, kutusamehe, kama nasi tunavyowasamehe, na kutuongoza. Hii itasababishia maisha mapya.
Koinonia: kushiriki, kuwa na vitu vyote vya hali sawa.
1. Yohana1. Lengo la mwisho la jamii ya imani na ushirika ni Koinonia.
Koinonia ni mada kuu ya barua ya Yohana.
Mara nyingi tunajishughulisha zaidi na ina maana kwamba sisi hupoteza mwelekeo juu ya lengo.
Hebu tuangalie baadhi ya matamshi kuhusu Yesu Koinonia.
Yohana.10.30 Mimi na Baba, tu mmoja.
Yohana.16.14-15 DHS inachukua mbali mgodi na inatoa na wewe.
Yohana.17.10 Kila kitu ambacho ni changu ni chako na chako ni changu.
Hii ni kamilifu Koinonia.
1. Yohana.1.7 kutembea kwa haki katika Koinonia.kama matokeo yake, damu inaendelea kusafisha.
Kisha tunajua kinyume ya kesi hii.
Mlango wa Koinonia wa kila mmoja ni agano. Na uhamiaji unaoendelea wa Koinonia ni kutembea katika mwanga.
Tunaweza basi kujiamini na kuwa salama na pasipo kuwa na hofa kuwa kitabu wazi, kusomwa na kujulikana na wote.
Dhamira njema ni msingi kuwa katika furaha, ujasiri, hata kama hali yangu mbaya.kutanga tanga katika Koinonia itatukusanya zaidi na zaidi katika hali hii.
Apgj.4.32 Angalia matokeo ya ajabu ya kanisa la Yerusalemu wakati wao walitembea katika Koinonia. Hakuna mtu alikosa chochote, na umati wa watu waliongezeka kwa kanisa, miujiza ilitendeka mara nyingi; walikuwa wame jengeka sana katika huduma.
Ushirika uliyoteuliwa na umuhimu wake:
Mathayo 26: 26-28 ni utambulisho kwa ahadi / agano. Wakati tuna jadiliana kuhusu Agano Jipya, tunazungumzia juu ya agano jipya.
Kwanza na la muhimu zaidi kusudi la Ekaristi ni kutuongoza daima kukumbuka na kuishi katika uhusiano mzuri na Mungu na kila mmoja.
1. Kor.11.23-34 hii inaeleza kwa kina zaidi kuhusu Ekaristi.Ni ukumbusho kuhusu uhusiano na Yesu, na kwa kila mmoja – ni adhimisho ya kwamba sisi niwashirika wa mwili uliyo karibu na kila mmoja.
Zaburi 50.5 dhabihu imeniingiza katika agano katika agano na Bwana wakati ninapoishi katika Koinonia. 15 Na kisha ninaweza muomba wakati wa hitaji, na Mungu yuko hapo mara moja kunipatia.
Hata hivyo, mstari wa 16 ilielezea kile kinachotokea kama unataka kuhubiri, kutumikia, kufanya kazi na kutangaza ahadi / agano, lakini hauja weka maisha yako kama dhabihu ambayo moto imepewa ruhusa kusafisha.
Tutaondolewa kwa uhusiano wa yesu, kama hatutachukua dhabihu, maisha yetu na matendo yataongozwa kwa mahakamani, na matendo yetu yatakwenda mbele yetu kwa hukumu.
Zaburi.15.kwa hivyo nani anaweza kuwa katika uhusiano sahihi na Yesu? Swali inatoa jibu rahisi: Yule ambaye atatoa dhabihu maisha yake na anaruhusu njia mpya ya maisha kuwa inayoonekana.
Lengo letu kuu lazime iwe ulimi; ni chombo ambacho kinawaza haribu dhabihu uharibifu, na kisha moto hautatoka nje na kusafisha na uhusiano utaangamizwa.
Tunapaswa kuomba kwa Mungu kama Daudi alivyofanya na kuweka kitu juu ya vinywa vyetu na basi akili ya Kristo iwe kwetu katika maisha ya vitendo ya kila siku.
Basi mbele yetu tunaweza kuwa na maisha ya ajabu na Koinonia, wote kwa Yesu na ndugu zetu na dada zetu.
Na jengo la kanisa yetu litakuwa na neema inayo hitaji.
Na adui itakuwa rahisi kupambana naye na atatukimbia.
Kwa sababu silaha yetu ni hodari katika Mungu kwa kutupa chini kila ngome ambayo itatuzuia.
Jeremia 23. 28-29:
Tunahitaji kuota ndoto kubwa pamoja.
Tunahitaji kupata mbegu ya Bwana ndani yetu sote kwa ajili ya kufanya hivyo mpaka kuzaliwa.
Jinsi gani tutaanza?
Kwa kuungana na kushirikiana kwa ajili ya kushinda mtwapa na eneo karibu kwa ajili ya Kristo Yesu, kwa kujenga timu ya kimkakati, iliyopangwa vizuri.
Tunai taswira ndoto zetu na zana mbalimbali.
Tunafanya mipango mbalimbali na kuamini nguvu zake bwana nyingi inayokwenda kwa ishara nyingi na ajabu.
Tunaandaa watu katika makanisa kuongoza makanisa mapya.
Hatuzingatii ni kiasi gani mimi binafsi nitafanya jambo kubwa na kufanyikiwa, lakini ndoto ya kawaida kabisa, na kisha sisi wenyewe, tutakua katika makanisa zetu na huduma.
Kumbuka neno la Yesu (John.14.12): utafanya mambo makuu kuliko yale nimefanya, kwa sababu ninakwenda kwa Baba yangu.
Tunahitaji kuombea wengine wainuke katika huduma na kuwasaidia kufanya kazi kuu katika bwana.
Kisha Baba yetu wa mbinguni atatuinua sisi wenyewe.
Lengo langu kufundishia somo hili na kujaribu kuianzisha sio kuwathibiti na kuwaongoza katika maono yangu! Lengo langu na kwanza maono yangu kwa yote ni nikuwaachilia na kuongeza zawadi ambayo mungu amewapa kutumia katika maisha ya huduma.ndivyo mipango ya mungu kuhusu maisha yako ikaweze kuongezeka na kisha tena kuongozwa kwa kushirikiana katika uhusiano wa agano pamoja nasi kutimiza mipango makuu kwa kufikia Kenya na kufanya watu watoto na familia ambao mungu ana wapenda.
Tafadhali, kama unataka kushiriki, kuchukua mkono kila mmoja kama tangazo la sadaka ya kujitoa agano kwa kila mmoja, na hebu tuombe kwa ajili ya upendo wa Mungu kwa kuelea kupitia sisi.
Hebu tuombe kwamba tujaze eneo lote na makanisa kwa sababu ya ahadi yetu ya ushirika la sadaka kwa kila mmoja.
The good fight of faith
Good fight of faith 1.tim.1.18-1.tim.6.12-2.tim.4.7
Many pictures of the church in the Bible / the New Testament: Eph. Family, Body,
house / building / temple, bride, and finally an army.
An army committed to fight a global and universal war.
The scripture that best describes this conflict is Ef.6.10-12
We are all involved, we must put on weapons and recon who the fight is against.
Our wrestling is not against people's bodies, but against the rulers of different areas and delegated authority, those who dominate this world with their dark, evil in the heavenly places.
A very structured and well organized kingdom. Domination is a key word.
Many Christians cannot accept this and are amazed that they are so structured.
Many Christians transformed this scripture to go like this, verse 12; we do not fight (sentence/period). So sit in their nice church and sing hymns, while the devil rages this world, their neighborhoods, their families, and their own lives.
Wrestling is the most intense combat around. And in the old Room it was to the extreme. The whole body is involved.
Description of the most basic ways Satan works against us:
Revelation. 12. 9 the dragon, the snake. The description of Satan is here, feared related, something ugly, and something cruel.
The dragon is big, visible, immediately frightening.
The serpent is creeping, often difficult to spot, slimy, nasty, he is there before you know it.
Joh. 8 44 Killer, liar, the father of lies.
One can say Satan has core values - Visions - strategies - and implementation plans to fulfill his dream. That is the opposite of the values God has for us. Dark < > Light.
Declared as the God of this world - human father - human master.
The difference between Satan's children and the children of God in this:
God's children know whom they believe in and whom they serve. We are sitting in heaven with Jesus.
Satan's children do not know whom they have as their lord and father, not knowing that they serve him. They are set in hell with Satan.
We therefore neither need to wonder why the apparent success here on this earth for many unsaved nor why it is a disaster for many. Satan does what serves his purposes at the time and situation.
Values: Pride - hatred - control - subjugation.
Objectives/goals: To be like God in authority - Ruling over all men and angels - Have all power in heaven and on earth. Isaiah. 14 and Ezekiel 28
Strategy: Steal, destroy, and where possible, to assassinate the physical and spiritual life in the new – born believers. Joh. 10. 10
By using his demons in the different areas:
Revelation. 12.9 - 1 Tim. 4 1 Seduce - Creating fear 2 Tim. 2. 7 - Make false prophecy Acts. 16.16 - Command to open for unclean spirits Mark 5.2 – Lying, 2 Tess. 2. 9-12 – disease Luke, 13. 11 - Lead to jealousy thoughts - Deuteronomy. 5 14 - Creating discouragement Is. 61. 3 - Depression
Keeping Christians in ignorance, lead into disbelief, so that faith does not work and the use of God given resources. 2 Cor. 4 4-6
Keeping the Christians stuck in the past. 1 Pet. 1 18 to 19
Lead into temptation. Matt 4.3 The tempter, the one who deceives / lead to do evil. He sets before us something that looks attractive something that looks good, and that seems to want to be positive. However, he leads us to do something that always is in disobedience to God.
Two kingdoms in
Matt.12.22-30 If Satan is against himself, then his kingdom cannot stand.
Jesus confirms the two kingdoms, and to drive out demons reveal and shows the relation between them. Koll.1.12-14 the
word in Greek here is, delivered from the authorities in the kingdom of darkness. Put into Jesus' kingdom. Whether we like it or not Satan and his demons have authority / power.
This conflict is at its climax in this days. Many Christians are not awake enough to understand this.
Accuse Job.1.6-7 No one seems to have recognized the devil without God. It is because he was transformed into an angel of light 2.kor.11.14
He had permission to come, even though he was thrown out along with 1/3 of the angels. Åp.12.10-11. It seems as if Satan has an opportunity before God to accuse, but it has no effect as long as the blood of Jesus is applied properly.
Heavens: It is more than
1 heaven 1. Mos.1.1 Heavens (Ishamain).
2. Kron.2.6 heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain Him.
2. Cor. 12.2-4 to the 3 heaven was Paul's lifted into.
Ef.4.10 Jesus came from the sky and went up over all the heavens. Must indicate at least 3,
The first heaven is the visible by the sun, moon, and stars. The other is where Satan has his headquarters. The third is where God's heaven is.
This explains that sometimes when we pray we are in an intense wrestling match, just as Daniel felt when he prayed for 21 days.
Jesus said we should pray heaven's kingdom come on earth as in heaven and that we now Matt. 11.12 suffer violence, and the violence take it/draw it down to us by force.
All the promises of God have their yes and it’s amen in Christ, but that does not mean it is automatic that the practice is in full function in our lives. It is a battle fought. As more of one kingdom, means less of the other. It is very simple.
Daniel.10. Daniel fasted, prayed and waited on God. It was fought a
fierce battle in the skies before the angel could bring the prayer answer to Daniel.
If we to a greater extent, fasted, prayed and had the patience to wait on God for specific things that we are in need of, then more of God’s kingdom resources will be seen.
God's voice would be clearer, faith would have been established, strength to act would be established and the ability to withstand the
test of faith.
What is happening in the celestial sphere we do not always understand, but that something happens is quite clear! Our prayers set the heavens armies of both the good and evil in the business. It is the spiritual / invisible, then visible.
Battleground: 2. Kor.10.3-6 the battle is spiritual, therefore, the weapons is
spiritual. In addition, our arms are sufficient to defeat Satan's kingdom and establish God's kingdom.
War arena is in human’s mind a form of strong fortifications.
That is, imagination, knowledge, arguments, thoughts, strong buildings/fortress, heights / pride, preconceived opinions and established attitudes.
They have already made up their minds and the meaning is established strong as a fortress.
And as suspicion against all that I know nothing about.
Anything that is unknown / alien from what I know is frightening and it raises a height /pride who says, I will not listen. Especially religious are in this category.
These are people driven all the way to their own destruction because they do not accept the truth of the good news.
In wars past were soldiers trained to fight a special way.
They walked shoulder to shoulder, close together in divisions and marched against the
enemy. This worked as long as the other enemy fought the same way. However, it worked poorly when one had started a little more strategic warfare with snipers. They went directly in
to their one death.
They had a fortification of preconceived attitudes leading to self-destruction.
Many ideologies and religious forms are blind 2 Kor.4.4 for truth and knowledge that are outside their sphere.
It is our responsibility to see to it that these fortresses fall and that the correct biblical doctrine raised in our minds.
Battle nature and
basis of our victory
Koll.2.12-15 Jesus Christ has already won the victory.
Åp.12.10-12 Why do Satan accuse us? As long as we bear guilt in our minds as buildings, we are no danger to Satan.
Therefore, it is vital to see our righteous and holy position in Christ. We are forgiven all our sins. It was the final and absolute settlement of our past.
Then Jesus made for the future because he deleted the sake of the letter / indictment. The rules of life, which we never will be able to fulfill to perfection.
We may have managed to perfectly keep the laws of society and in that way not have been worthy of punishment, but not God's law. He gave us the law of Christ - the law of liberty - the royal law - new law in the Spirit , to Christ likeness.
Rom.10.4 Christ is the end of old law justice for everyone who believes.
2. Kor.5.21 exchange is perfect. Jesus was our life; we were and are his life.
By this, Jesus has taken away from Satan all his weapons against us. It was a complete disarming.
Jesus triumphed over Satan and his demons. A triumph is not the victory, but demonstrates that the
victory was already won. The whole spiritual world was witness to this. This is now revealed to all mankind in Jesus Christ.
2. Kor.2.14 Jesus did not win this victory for him-selves. It was for us. We are always led in triumphal procession. And are spreading the fragrance of Christ where we go.
Eph.3.10 We are called always and everywhere to proclaim Jesus' victory in an triumphal way.
Matt.28. All power are given Him and we shall now demonstrate and administer the victory so God's kingdom is established.
1. In the wilderness, Jesus defeated Satan and his demons on his own behalf.
2. On the cross Jesus defeated Satan and his demons on our behalf.
3. It is our responsibility to demonstrate and administer the victory that is won.
Our defensive weapons
Ef.6.10-18 We have to notice when it is saying (for or therefore). It describes the reason for what we should do. It is very important that we understand why we do like we do.
It is also equally important to understand that there are some weapons that are defensive, and others who are attacking weapons, so we use them right.
Jesus in the wilderness Matt.4 He defeated Satan here, but stood firm in his armor and the devil had to depart from Him, but would try again, as he will against us.
5 essential steps.
1. Be strong in the Lord's mighty power.
2. Put on the whole armor of God.
3. Stand against the devil and his demon army.
4. Wrestle against them.
5. Withstand after having won victory in everything.
The evil day is referring to something all Christians will face. It is not “perhaps possible”, but a declaration of absolute proof. It listed six things one assumes that a Roman soldier when one takes on the armor. If we are wearing these, we will be thoroughly protected from the crown to the sole of the foot with one exception, the back.
1. Girded with truth. Why a Roman soldier needed a belt was to hold together robe /tunic so that it did not get in the way when he fought and hindered his movement.
Belt for us is the truth. An abstract theological truth, a knowledge which has set us free and made us equipped to know what’s right and
wrong, and a walk in truth. That we are honest, open, genuine
and sincere in our daily lives, to both God, ourselves, and other people.
We are full of religious phrases, clichés, and hypocritical attitude. We say and do things, but do not really mean.
We say that because it sounds good and fits the situation, to please others.
You can go into different groups and noticed that they have gone into special speech and manners, which really has nothing to do in Christ.
To walk in truth, it is vital that we put the masks on our mouths.
So the conclusion is that we are prevented from using the other weapons; we weaken our defense if we not walk in truth. John had no greater joy than that they walked in truth. 3. Joh.4 because he knew they were protected and able to use their armor.
2. Breastplate of righteousness. A breastplate covers
the heart region. And it is of utmost importance. Proverbs.4.23 – grounded and rooted in righteousness.
1. Tess.5.8 Declare what the breastplate of righteousness consists in faith and love. It is a righteousness that only comes by faith. And faith is active through love Gal.5.6
Fil.3.9 Not a righteousness that is self-produced, but by faith.
Our own will not be a big deal for the devil. See how good I am, see how I succeed, see and hear how much I can and do. Look how holy I am. Its pride!
Kor.5.21 An understanding of the calculation, creates a complete certainty, a rest in the faith of my position in Christ. I have received the righteousness of Jesus true his blood on the cross.
Song of Solomon. 8.6 to 7 Amazing love
of Jesus, a seal upon our hearts, and as strong as death. Nothing can resist death, its irresistible.
1. Kor.13 Declare the loves amazing effect.
To love Jesus and our neighbor with passion makes our hearts are protected.
We are talking about a productive love, a working love, a love that will win people for Jesus. To see our righteousness in Christ leads us to love Him passionately. We are protected from the prosecutor, and the allegations hits Christ and His work of atonement.
3. Gospel of peace as
shoes. The key is preparedness, to be ready. The Romans had strong, heavy sandals with high and tight tying up on the leg. When sleeping in a war situation it
was with sandals on so they could quickly respond by flee from, or attacking the enemy.
We do this by being disciplined to study and meditate on the word. So we have the right answers to life's various events and that we may be able to proclaim the right promises, the right confessions at the right time.
Develop our ability to communicate the gospel in a wise manner. It is preparedness. If not, we will get discussions which set us up and lead us to fall into saying wrong words.
It is the peace that surpasses all understanding and dominates our minds.
Luce.10.5-6 Jesus said when He sends them out to be witnesses, that they will enter the houses with God's peace. They should let it rest in the house.
It can only be done if you walk in the peace. Our walk in peace is on mountain/the solid rock Jesus and, over Mountain/hinder, Nahum.2.1 – Isaia.52.7
If you have your shoes on, you react with peace and transmit it in certain situations, such as. If you stand in line at the store and a man ahead of you get nervous breakdown. Then you will be able to transfer the peace you are carrying to them. It is a real force that brings people down to rest. One can speak gently and ask if you can pray for him. A short prayer is by a tender hand laid on his shoulder by enormous power. Matt.5.9 we are meant to be peacemakers/creators. God will confirm his own words.
4. Shield of Faith. They
had two kinds of shields, small and large. We talk about the large covering for the whole person when you hold it in front of you, like a large door. A well-trained Roman soldier could
keep this shield up front so that it covered him completely. It is a mature man’s faith. We need a faith that covers all areas of our lives, not only as a breastplate covered
our hearts / our righteous position in Christ. It covers our minds, our hearts, our bodies, our material resources, our family, our commitment, everything in life.
Does not the devil get to us personally, he will try his hand at wife, children, close relationships, our working conditions, team colleagues in the service, or specific circumstances in our service. Our responsibility is to cover everything as leaders.
Is a person under the solicitation of demons and needed deliverance, it will disappear by our faith act operation; but can go directly to attack a weak link in the close family. Or it can go into the animal, as with the man who was freed from a legion of demons that had gone into the pigs.
Happened to me once when I was early on the road and prayed one free from the paranoid thoughts that I myself was attacked immediately afterwards.
It has also happened to me several times when I've led teams that Satan has attacked others in the team and created unstable conditions. Shield of faith must be brought to the totality of what one is responsible for.
5. The helmet of salvation. The helmet protects the head, our mind, and our mental health. The battlefield that we have mentioned is the mind. One the one who is injured in the head, are quickly taken out of the battle, because it is the most vulnerable area for fatal injuries. In football, we can see this clearly practiced. All play stops immediately and treatment starts for the injury.
At the beginning of my life as a Christian, I experienced a tremendous depression. It was like a heavy cloud over my head and down the shoulders. It bothered me with despair, hopelessness, and thoughts of giving
up, but in Is. 61.3 is a verse that clears out this. When I, along with this scripture and other, confirming my real problem, I could experience deliverance from demons that create it, when I used the name of Jesus, along with the confession of redemption
by the blood of Jesus, I was free.
But then it’s about keeping the freedom. And there are many Christians who, unfortunately, fail, and are not disciplined enough. Its means to keep our minds protected from being influenced?
Paul said, take on the helmet of salvation.
1. Tess.5.8 hopes of salvation as a helmet. This is the revelation; it is hope that protects the mind. Faith is the foundation of hope, when we have genuine faith, we have genuine hope. It comes as a result of salvation by faith. Salvation actually begins with hope. When the Gospel that creates faith is communicated to us, it forms a hope to begin with. This is in function until we by faith accept salvation.
Therefore, the Bible says we are saved also bye the hope. Rom. 8.24
Hope is: An always / continuous expectation of good coming from God. And this in turn creating an optimistic attitude, because you have so much to look forward to. We know by faith that something good comes from God all the time. And the outlook lifts us above estimates of daily life and frustrations.
Eph. 2.12 Without hope, the condition is terrible and it is open to all kind of depress by the mind and thereby feelings. All who are saved have hope.
Heb. 6.19 20 Hope is an anchor for the soul, our mental health, our positivity, which is established in heaven, at Gods throne of grace.
Heb.10. 23 Hold fast in the confession of hope. Jesus said, Luke 10.20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subjected to you, but rather rejoice/in hope because your names are written in heaven.
sword. God's own Word, which is both defensively and offensively as a weapon. Through the other weapons in the armor we can stand against the devil and do not let us be won over or tempted, but it’s not shore he flee from us, or we
overcome him. We do this only when we use the sword of the Spirit.
Heb. 4.12 Living, active, powerful, efficient, sharpest, penetrating, piercing, discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart, judgmental to our conscience.
Revelation. 1.16 Going out of Jesus' mouth and is double-edged.
Since Jesus used it, we also need to use it properly.
Matt. 4.1-11 Jesus fully clothed with armor and use the Spirit's sword as a defensive weapon first and foremost. But finally, in the last sequence, as an attacking weapon, and then the devil had to immediately flee from Him.
He did not use a lot of useless arguments, about the churches he belonged to, that he was this and that, but only the word of God who met the devil's words in exactly the area that was significant.
Eph.6. Is rema, a spoken word, given to us by revelation, and we speak. Many put their bible in bookcases, bedside tables, or only in their thinking, but it is the spoken word that the devil must be met with. We must make use of the word, and when we do, the Holy Spirit will give us wisdom and strength to speak it right. It is an act of faith. Notice Jesus' introduction, "It is written," Many times we don’t know what to say, but say it is written, then the holy spirit will fill our heart and our mouth, the right to say comes out. Salme.81.11
7. Ridge/back. Basically is it unprotected! Everything else is now protected.
There are two elements here.
1. Never turn your back on Satan. Say not: I cannot anymore, I am unable to make it, I lay down, I give up, and “this is too much”, I just have to accept I am a failure, I must accept to be at this level.
2. Use of sisters and brothers / your family in the Lord. At the time when they went to war, they went shoulder to shoulder in dense circuits. Almost like a ring, where the back of each was guarded by one another all the time. It was called phalanges. So here we have a part of the church's edification and purpose. We are not supposed to go to war alone. Those who remain outside the community will end up in a life without active Christian warfare action. It's about trust, about the responsibility for each other, to bear one another's burdens, etc. The problem in many churches is, unfortunately, that the person, who should cover your back, is rather the one who attacks you in the back with injustice. How should it be? There should be partnerships where Koinonea / society in the divine sense are applied. Therefore he finishes with prayer, Eph.6.18 being watchful for each other.
Notice Jesus. He said to Peter, Satan tried to sift you like wheat, but I prayed for you that your faith may not fail. He went to war for his koinonea/friend, he protected his uncovered back.
Our attacking weapons:
A wise man once said on the question of who church would have the most success. He said, it who constantly moves forward because he terminates the enemy step by step. It is important to understand that it is when we establish, God's kingdom. Matt.11.12 we thereby destroy Satan's kingdom.
The first time the word church is used in the New Testament is in Matthew.16.18 Jesus never contradicting himself. Many have interpreted this passage as if it is only a defensive struggle, but then Jesus would not say that we shall rip the kingdom of God to us by force, and He had not driven out the demons and set free people who were oppressed by the devil.
The word Hell gates is the word hades, which root are: the unseen or the invisible place / location.
Jesus lets us understand that there is offering of self, and then he used two specific descriptions of God's kingdom.
Build and battle / war. Luke. 14.25-33
it is Satan who tries to keep God's kingdom away. Therefore, Satan has the name opponent. As we have mentioned, Satan is disarmed, but he tries to pretend. Try to create a belief that he has a lot of weapons at his disposal. The weapons, however, are really only possible to hold down / stick the unsaved with. Isaiah. 54.17 They lost effectiveness against the saved because of the cross.
Gates has several meanings in the Bible. First and foremost, it is a place of consulting and government. Prov. 31.23
Satan's counsel and his government will not prevail / stand against the church.
Isaiah. 28.6 The most effective places to attack a city, is the gates, because they are weaker than the walls. We get attacked there (don’t open the door to the devil and give him room eph.4.27), but fight him down because we have all knowledge about Satan’s council/government/gates 2.kor.2.11.
We must understand the font right. We are protected against his gates/council bye wearing the armor and the gates are something we are attacking. Bye lead people to Jesus, deliver them, heal them, nurture them in Christ, and so on. That’s to attack Satan gates / his advisers, his government.
Many Christians today are trying instead to attack Satan's walls, by focusing on, and demonstrate to the world's immorality. In addition, we use human weapons for this. It’s a loss of energy and leads only to misunderstanding/confusion.
Many Christians think and say, I wonder where Satan will attack next. What they should have thought and said is, Satan are wondering where we attack next time and fear when it comes.
After the victory, and disarming, Jesus triumphed by making a public spectacle of them. This did also the Romans after a victory, by bringing the captured and
disarmed in by Rome’s streets to
tribute from the people, and until the Emperor palace by celebrating the victory with a triumphal procession, a public spectacle.
2. Kor.2.14 Therefore we shall through life always in all places with Christ celebrate the triumphal victory Jesus won for us, and be a fragrance of His knowledge.
Matt. 28.18-20 On this basis we can understand this charge better. Exercise / practice authority and manage all power in heaven and on earth, demonstrating the triumph in behalf of Christ, it is our mission.
- Weapons are not carnal, material, physical. They are not Tanks, planes, rockets, rifles, etc.
- Mighty and powerful in God are our weapon.
- They rip down.
- They capture.
- They lead into obedience.
- They punish disobedience.
They are directed both against unsaved mind and saved
- The unsaved: 2.kor.4.3 Blinded and indoctrinated with other knowledge which create argument, stronghold of meanings, and wrong attitude.
We destroy the knowledge which is wrong indoctrinated. 2. kor.2.15-16
- The saved: 2.kor.11.1-4 they get led away from the good knowledge and faith and into other kind of gospel, Jesus and Spirits.
4 powerful weapons: Prayer - Praise - Preaching - witness.
is the most powerful of our weapons. It is of course much more than weapons.
When Paul listed in Eph. 6 our defensive weapon, he finishes with prayer as first step in offensive weapon (verse 18). This clarifies the importance.
Prayer is like an intercontinental / long-range missile that can reach all the distances on the globe/universe. Which will hits its targets with 100% precision and destroys completely.
Prayer has no time limit or distance limit. And is 100% accurate. It breaks down every stronghold, in a universal matter.
Acts. 12.1 to 11 maximum security prisons, better than any prison, because more people physically connected to the prisoner during his captivity.
It was impossible to break out with human effort.
But the church prayed devotedly, with compassion, continuous, night and day, and durable / persistent, and God sent the missiles that can hit everyone and everything. If God should entry, it needed intensive prayer to redeem them. Sometimes it needed a battery of missiles.
Acts. 12.19-24 Prayer also brings far beyond what you know to ask. Not sure they prayed that God would do something special with Herod, but there it also was a miracle because of prayer. In an environment where active prayer practiced in this way, the people are caught by the light of God. Pride and self-assertion is not possible to have in such communities. God clears the way for us.
The word went out and it continued to break down fortifications.
We must understand that the yes from God to all his promises is not a substitute for our prayers, but inspires and challenges us to pray. Prayer release promises so that they come into function. The angels are ministering spirits for us, but they do not come automatically, it requires devotion, targeted prayer. We release the action from Gods power true the name of Jesus Christ.
It evokes God's supernatural intervention.
And there is also a right response to God's intervention.
1. Mos.15.1-21 by God's miraculous intervention, it was formed powerful proclaimed victory songs. A result of the victory we get into by accepting Jesus, it will be formed fierce worship in us.
Ps.8. ever since we are newborn infants in Christ this process begins. We just can’t help but praise Him, who won an eternal victory for us. This means that it is formed victory proclamation in the form of praise which indicates that we are with Jesus and triumphs / celebrate his victory.
Triumphal praise that clarifies our position, will exclude Satan and his demons into their position for real. We are lifted up as head not excluded to be tale.
God has given us a weapon to go to frontal attack and close down the enemy's fortifications effectively, and by it there will be new souls added to God's kingdom, new souls delivered/cured, new souls equipped in Christ.
Matt. 21.15-16 When Jesus do miracles, praise follows automatically.
There will always be someone trying to quiet celebratory / triumphant praise.
The worship are prepared by God in our spirit. It does not only defeats our enemies, but it gives us strength to attack even more.
Rev.12.10 Satan's work revolves around accusations in all day and night.
Our praise presses him to remain silent.
Revelation.16.13-14 Out of the mouth goes unclean spirits, as frogs.
This should teach us that they who use the mouth most effectively will win.
Frogs stock only sound at night, in darkness, in an intense and persistent croaking. If we look at the world today that is exactly what happens, a persistent dark propaganda. Things are repeated and repeated until the man is brainwashed with lies. Counterfeit philosophies, false teaching, and comedy until it become natural and accepted. People in the last days will believe the lie rather than truth. It is repeated so many times, especial true media and educational systems.
Our constant praise is therefore vital to tie and break down these strongholds.
Ps. 149.6-9 God's word is used in praise, not human words, it’s the truths of God. We administer God's judgments to the enemy’s armies, the principalities, the princes in the kingdom of darkness.
Not by human wisdom, human assumptions and theories, philosophies, political ideologies, or liberal theologies, but only the pure, genuine, radical, and uncompromised preaching of the Word of God.
2. Tim. 4.1 to 4, indicating clearly that anyone who preaches the word will have to be responsible before God. We speak driven by THS. We speak from the inner life, not from knowledge alone.
Paul is talking directly into the assemblies of the people who are born again, and clarifies that they will arrange for service to suit their human thoughts.
Isiah. 55.11 It is by hearing THS, and preached it will execute God's passionate desire and purpose.
Jer. 23.29, Heb. 4.12 Word of God is fire, a hammer, vibrant, active and sharper than a double-edged sword, clubs, cuts, and judge. if it is given by THS.
Acts.19.8-10 daily for 2 years, led to the massive system collapsed. The word of the cross is the power of God unto salvation. It's like dynamite that explodes with a huge pressure wave effect. Like a stone thrown into the water and creates a wave, the wave is only getting bigger and explodes into a violent cascade like a tsunami when it hits something.
God will confirm His word with accompanying signs and wonders.
Acts. 19.10 to 12, many churches today do not even see ordinary miracles. This type of events where God confirms only comes when the word is preached in THS. It shall be natural when the word is preached clean and clear.
13-16 one of the preaching tasks is to bring the demons out, to expose them. When demons talking about the preacher in that way, comparing to Jesus, we are where we should be.
16-19 Occult, demonic strongholds throughout Ephesus were defeated.
50 000 drachmas. 1 drachma was about one day's wages. Converted to today's daily wages, this would correspond to enormous amounts of money around
850 million KES or 10 million euro.
19-20 the word went from victory to victory in areas far beyond Ephesus.
Acts. 20. 20 - Paul’s preached without modification, it was genuine, honest, uncompromising, radical, led and manifested the good news by THS,.
King George the 3 referred to the preachers in the black clothes / black regiment as those he was most afraid of in America when he spoke of rebellion / revolution for independence from the British monarchy. He said they preached the truth with (violent thunder and brackets).
A land of independence was born as a result of the preaching. It is not about entertainment and fine stories about funny things, but confrontations, to stir up attitudes about disclosure of sin, manifested by the power of God.
Preaching is the genuine execution of the word of God.
Testimony is based on personal experience and as a confirmation of the word.
For example, if we preach about healing, we teach primarily on principles of the issue, we explain His promises of healing.
But the testimony evidence tells us about God's direct intervention in our lives as a practical learning experience, and confirms in that way the promises.
Both things are related to the word of God, but from different angles.
Testimony is the basis for Jesus' strategy for spreading the gospel on the globe.
Acts. 1.8 Be witnesses as to the earth by THS power. We must have supernatural power working in our lives daily.
Our testimony about being born again is a miracle / the supernatural.
Jesus did not allow his disciples to go out before they were clothed with power from on high / the next worlds powers.
It is a presentation of our total life, not just words we let float out from us.
From man to man, woman to woman, etc. as an unstoppable spread.
In 300 years the Roman Empire was defeated by this strategy by thousands of Christians who bore witness to his neighbor. Empire was a demonic controlled empire, a massive assault, sexual immorality, perversity, huge feasts, etc.
Revelation. 12.7 to 11 remember there is another time aspect of the spiritual.
It has been and is and will be forward an ongoing war in the second heaven, where Satan has his troops, and as a result of that, here on earth.
But we overcome Satan and his troops by testify about what the word says the blood has done for us.
Ps. 107. 2 Thus, they say, those that the Lord redeemed.
It is the consciousness and belief in what the blood of Jesus has done for you that enables you, mobilize you and give you the confidence to be a truly powerful witness. That’s what THS confirm.
The cross: A wonderful message and opportunity
A forgotten path, the way to the cross: Our feelings, thoughts and will and their fight.
Anxiety of pain -
Fear of the unknown one goes into -
Uncertainty about the consequences -
Contempt you want to meet -
Let me off - but not as I will, just as you would God. I think very many people are just there - they know, but wait, trying to escape.
Jesus covenant path as our starting point
1. Eph.1.7 we have forgiveness of sin.
2. Eph.1.7 we have deliverance / Redemption
3. Res.1.19-21 we have got peace by the blood of Jesus.
4. Heb.13.12 we have been sanctified.
5. Rom.5.8.9 we have justification
6. 1. Joh.1.7 we have continuous cleansing
7. Heb.12.22-2 the purifying blood speaks. 1. John. 5. 8 the blood speaks in heaven and on earth and under the earth. The blood is spread on the throne of grace in heaven and is an advocate continuously.
Our way into the covenant Jesus brought us to the entrance of.
Declaration from us:
1. I have crucified the self. Rom.6.6
2. I am death from the self. Rom.6.3
3. I am buried from the self. Rom.6.4
4. I am raised with Christ. Rom.6.5
5. I am sitting with Jesus at the Father's right side, on the throne of grace in heaven. Eph.2.6
6. He has withdrawn His kingdom to me. Luk.22.29
7. I have got my part of his inheritance. Koll.1.12
8. I am dressed in Jesus' perfect garment. Gal.3.27
9. I have been given authority in Jesus' name. Luk.10.17
10. I am sent out as he was sent. Joh.20.21 I have a assignment to present and practice the good news and in that way build the Kingdom of God.
11. Not fatherless, not as orphans, but with THS, revelation - wisdom - knowledge - understanding - advice - fear of God - power. Joh.14.15-18
To Carrie witness – act.1.8 needs cooperation with THS / power from above; it’s a life that floats out from the inner man.
Rom. 8.37 We are more than conquerors. What is meant here is that if we go into a fight and fight it, we will not only win, but coming out with a win in the form of greater faith, more strength, more joy, more inspiration for the way forward, etc. This I have experienced on several opportunities in life through the good fight of faith.
Josva.6.1 God has given us the victory to administer. This story can be a directive for use of the entire weapon.