Obedient Steps of Faith – BT11: The Spirit’s Promise for direct Prophetic learning of Christ
Obedient Steps of Faith – BT11: The Spirit’s Promise for direct Prophetic learning of Christ
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See also Prophetic Rhema Word of God. The real promises of supernatural, zoe genuine-life are through the directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema words of Christ’s Holy Spirit (a), which is God’s singular “Word” (b) spoken faithfully by Jesus (c) because He had the Holy Spirit without measure (d). This sure isn’t reading bible verses but humbly opening your eyes, ears, and heart to “every directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema word that comes from the mouth of God that man shall zoe genuinely-live on” (e). <Notes> a) John 6:63, 68, b) John 8:47, c) John 17:8; 14:10, d) John 3:34, e) Matthew 4:4 citing Deuteronomy 8:3.
Many preachers hold up a thick bible and proclaim: “The bible is God’s Word that will never come back empty-handed, but accomplish what it was sent out to do.” However, God actually says: “My [singular] directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema word that goes out of My mouth that … shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it for” (a). It is ONLY directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema words of God that make nothing impossible for Him (b). It is ONLY them that have the Spirit’s power to create universes (c). It is Christ’s powerfully-enabling Voice that His sheep actually akouo hear/listen-to-understand/know (c), the same Voice that sustains all things (d). It is ONLY God’s rhema word endures forever and it is ONLY this that originally made up the content of the preached gospel logos message (e). This verbal preaching, NOT writing, is the apostles’ witness/testimony (f). Their gospel logos message of rhema words ALONE can save us (g), because it is ONLY Christ’s rhema words that will judge all people on the last day (h). <Notes> a) Isaiah 55:11, b) Luke 1:37, c) John 10:27, d) Hebrews 1:3, e) 1 Peter 1:25; Acts 5:20, f) Acts 5:32, g) Acts 11:14, h) John 12:47-48.
The phrase “preach the gospel” is used at least 26 times and so naturally “trusting-relying-faith comes from akouo hearing/listening-to-understand/know de and/moreover akouo hearing/listening-to-understand/know through-the-realizing-channel-of [singular] directly-spoken rhema word of Christ” (a), “but how are they going to akouo hear/listen-to-understand/know [Christ call them to Himself] without someone preaching” (b)? Many have testified hearing so many words from a preacher, but gravitating to 1 word they are hearing inside them, and it was this word that compelled to trusting-relying-faith in Christ! <Notes> a) Romans 10:17, b) Romans 10:14.
Again, “We heard of your trusting-relying-faith in Christ Jesus . . . Of this you have heard before in the logos message of The Truth (a) – the gospel – which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing, just as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and/coupled understood the unconditional-loving-favor-of-grace of God in/by/with [singular] Truth” (b). Therefore, Paul asks: “Proseuchomai conversationally-pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the logos message, to laleo ‘speak with voice’ the mystery of Christ” (c), “the mystery of the gospel” (d). <Notes> a) The Truth: a typical reference to Christ per John 1:14, 17, 14:6, 8:30-32; 1 John 2:27, 5:20; Ephesians 4:21 or His gospel logos message about Himself: Galatians 2:5, 14; Ephesians 1:13; Colossians 1:5 – see Truth page, b) Colossians 1:4-6, c) Colossians 4:3, d) Ephesians 3:6, 6:19.
Finally, Paul concludes: “For Christ . . . sent me to preach the gospel, absolutely-in-fact-NOT by-the-means-of wisdom of/belonging-to logos messages, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. For the logos message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are routinely/habitually being saved (a) it is the enabling-power of God. For it is written: ‘I will destroy the sophia wisdom-knowledge of the wise, and bring to nothing the sunesis connect-the-dots rational, inductive-reasoning understanding-knowledge of the understanding ones.’ Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the sophia wisdom of this world? For since, in the wisdom of/belonging-to God, the world through [human] sophia wisdom did absolutely-in-fact-NOT experientially, relationally ginosko know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the kerugma proclamation/heralding-preaching to save those who routinely/habitually having trusting-relying-faith (b). <Notes> a) soteria salvation is “a process of being delivered, rescued, and restored to wholeness”, b) 1 Corinthians 1:17-21.
There simply isn’t anything in the New Testament about reading ancient bible writings! From 1980 to 2008 I only knew about God through gnosis-informational-knowledge via bible study, but once I learned how to actually akouo hear/listen-to-understand/know from God I really started to genuinely, fully, experientially, relationally epiginosko know Him – see About-My Story, My Spirit-Baptisms, and My Prophetic Words.
If you still insist on reading the bible, as I am doing to write this, you have to realize that NT trusting-relying-faith doesn’t come from reading or studying its 2000-3500 year-old words interpreted by mere men to translate into our many languages – and there are 900 English versions alone and most differ quite a bit – see Bible Info. Instead, according to Paul in Romans 10:6-9, “The righteousness [of God] based on trusting-relying-faith says . . . ‘The directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that is, the directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema word of trusting-relying-faith that we proclaim [in their gospel logos messages], because if you [traditionally, publicly before 2-3 witnesses at water-baptism] confess with your mouth that ‘Jesus is Lord/Master’ and/coupled have trusting-relying-faith in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall actually be saved.”
Thus in Romans 10:17, “So The-Trusting-Relying-Faith (The Christian Faith) [is] ek out-from akouo hearing/listening-to-understand/know de and/moreover this akouo hearing/listening-to-understand/know dia thru-the-realizing-channel-of [singular] directly-heard/spoken rhema word of/belonging-to Christ.” Yes, there needs to be a gospel logos message preached about Jesus for people to put their trusting-relying-faith in Jesus, but it is NOT read, as Paul explains in verse 10:14, “How then will they call on Him [for salvation from v. 13] in whom they have not had trusting-relying-faith? And how are they to have trusting-relying-faith in Him of whom they have never akouo heard-to-understand/know? And how are they to akouo heard-to-understand/know without someone preaching?” Paul never envisioned the gospel heard by reading the bible! The Voice of Christ is akouo heard during the preaching of the gospel logos message of/belonging-to Christ.
This is how we really GET the gospel: “Their voice that has gone out to all the earth, their directly-spoken/heard rhema words to the ends of the world” (a) – not by reading about any logos messages in a bible 2000-3500 years later! When people akouo heard-to-understand/know Jesus speak His gospel logos message, that’s when they could experience trusting-relying-faith (b). Rhema words need to “be near us, that is, in our mouths” (c) and “written on the tablets of our hearts” as was promised, “absolutely-in-fact-NOT on stone or with pen and ink” (d). Rhema words are what we are to “treasure up and ponder” (e). Christ’s directly-spoken/heard rhema words are what is to meno “remain/dwell in us,” and if they do, then our prayers are answered (f). Rhema is the voice of the Holy Spirit spoken through the apostles and prophets (g), thus it is the very nature of prophecy (h) – see Prophetic-Rhema.
<Notes> a) Romans 10:18 cited from Psalms 19:14, b) John 2:22, 4:42, 50, 5:24; Luke 8:12-15), just as in the NT Church (Acts 4:4, 13:48, 15:7, 18:8, 21:20; Romans 10:14, 16; Ephesians 1:13, c) by the public confession of our faith, traditionally done at water-baptism: 1 Timothy 6:12; Hebrews 10:23, d) Romans 2:15, 10:8-9; 2 Corinthians 3:2-3; Jeremiah 17:1, 31:33 cited in Hebrews 8:10, 10:16; not our writing on our hearts as in Proverbs 3:3, 7:3, e) Luke 2:19, 51; Job 23:12; Hebrew emer ‘My utterance’ Proverbs 2:1, 7:1, cf. Psalms 4:4, 101:2; Proverbs 15:28, f) John 15:7, g) Acts 28:25; Romans 10:18, h) nebuah, propheteia: a discourse emanating from divine inspiration.
This is because Jesus said in John 10:16, 27, 18:37 “My sheep that are not of this fold, I must bring them in also, and they shall indeed akouo hear/listen-to-understand/know My phone Voice . . . My sheep presently/ongoingly are akouo hearing/listening-to-understand/know My phone Voice. . . Everyone who is of/belongs-to The Truth (a) presently/ongoing akouo hears/listens-to-understand/know My phone Voice.” Yes, the Greek word phone is where we get our English word “telephone” – you don’t read and study rhema words on a phone but listen to them spoken directly to you! <Notes> a) The Truth: a typical reference to Christ per John 1:14, 17, 14:6, 8:30-32; 1 John 2:27, 5:20; Ephesians 4:21 or His gospel logos message about Himself: Galatians 2:5, 14; Ephesians 1:13; Colossians 1:5 – see Truth page.
Directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema words are revealed/un-hidden by the Holy Spirit’s prophecy thru visions and dreams as ‘The Promise’ for the entire Church age (a), for the “testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy” (b). “Akouo hearing/listening-to-understand/know with trusting-relying-faith, absolutely-in-fact-NOT the works of the Law” is how we “receive the promised Spirit” (c) and how we are “perfected/completed to maturity” (d). Encountering Jesus directly is what transforms us, not reading about Him in an old, dusty bible – 2 Corinthians 3:1-18! <Notes> a) Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4, 2:17-18, 33, 39, b) Revelation 19:10, c) Luke 24:49; Acts 2:33; Ephesians 1:13, d) Galatians 3:2-3, 5, 14, 22.
The gospel logos message was preached everywhere by the early Church and its ministers (a) as a logos message of their testimony/witness, even to the end of the ages despite persecution (b). It was also taught as the “sound doctrine of trusting-relying-faith, of unconditional-love, and of godliness” to preachers-in-training of high moral character to correct those who would contradict it (c). It is the “logos message of/belonging-to Christ that is to dwell in us richly” (d), but how does that happen? <Notes> a) Acts 4:31, 6:2, 7, 8:14, 25, 40, 10:36, 11:1, 12:24, 13:5, 7, 46, 14:7, 21, 15:17, 16:10, 17:13, 18:11; Romans 1:15, 20, 16:25; 1 Corinthians 1:17, 9:14, 16, 18, 15:1; 2 Corinthians 2:12, 8:18, 10:16, 11:4, 7; Galatians 1:8-9, 11, 2:2, 3:8, 4:13; Ephesians 6:19; Philippians 1:14; Colossians 1:23, 25; 2 Timothy 2:8-9; 1 Thessalonians 1:6, 8, 2:9, 13; 2 Thessalonians 3:1; Titus 2:5; 1 Peter 4:6; Hebrews 13:7; Revelation 14:6, b) Matthew 24:14; Mark 13:9; Luke 21:13; John 15:27, 21:24; Acts 8:25, 20:24; Philippians 1:13-14; 2 Timothy 1:8; Revelation 12:11, c) Galatians 6:6; 1 Timothy 1:10, 6:3; 2 Timothy 1:13; Titus 1:9, 2:1, 5.
It is the “logos message of/belonging-to God” that NOW dwells [by the Holy Spirit] IN Christians to overcome the evil one (a). It is the “logos message of/belonging-to God” that makes all things (b) holy, but this isn’t the OT scriptures but-instead the gospel logos messages of The-Trusting-Relying-Faith (The Christian Faith) (c). It is the “kalos ‘beautiful, inspiring, praiseworthy goodness’ (d) of the gospel “logos message of/belonging-to God and/coupled the dunamis enabling-power [of the Holy Spirit] of the age to come,” which in context is signs, wonders, and miracles, that Jewish-Christians had already “tasted” (e), but they were urged to go on ‘gobbling’ it up! <Notes> a) Colossians 3:16; 1 John 2:14, b) even that forbidden by the OT, c) 1 Timothy 4:5-6, d) see ‘good grace-gifts’ of Matthew 7:11; Luke 11:13, e) Hebrews 6:5.
The Church is “sanctified/made-holy by cleansing her with the washing of the water (a) by the prophetic rhema word of Christ” (b) – not bible verses! Christians are meant to “taste the good directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema word of God and/coupled the dunamis enabling-power [of the Holy Spirit] of the age to come of the coming age” (c) and ‘gobble up’ more – not bible study! Spiritual warfare is to be fought with “the sword of the Spirit, which is the directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema word of God” (d), not bible verses! <Notes> a) likely a reference to the Spirit in water-baptism, b) Ephesians 5:26, c) Hebrews 6:5, d) Ephesians 6:17.
Jesus told us the secret of answered deesis supplication-prayer: “If you definitively/wholly meno remain-connected in Me and/couple My directly-spoken/heard [singular] prophetic rhema word definitively/wholly meno remains in you, ask and it will be done for you” (a) – not bible verses! We’ve already said all this, but it bears repeating! <Notes> a) John 15:7.
There’s 77 promises of the rhema ‘Word of God’ in the NT, but not that much about logos ‘Word of God” except the power of the preached gospel logos message when it is akouo heard/listened-to-understand/know! It is the power of God for salvation only if in that preaching you akouo hear the Voice of Jesus to get trusting-relying-faith. Our 900 English bibles really are covering up the truth – see Bible Info.
As important as logos messages of God are as Jesus Christ, the Living Word/Message (a) or His gospel (b), most of the promises of supernatural, zoe genuine-life, even as the preached gospel, are through the directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema word of Christ that are by nature Holy Spirit (c), which is God’s singular rhema “Word” (d) spoken faithfully by Jesus (e), because Jesus had the Holy Spirit without measure (f). This sure is NOT about gramma writings of the bible but “every rhema word that comes from the mouth of God that man shall zoe genuinely-live on” (g). <Notes> a) John 1:1; 1 John 1:1; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23, b) Acts 8:25, 15:7, 18:5, 20:35; 1 Corinthians 1:17; Ephesians 1:13, 6:19; Colossians 1:5; 1 Thessalonians 1:5; 1 Timothy 6:3; 2 Timothy 1:13; Hebrews 12:24; Revelation 1:2, 9; 20:4; Philippians 2:16 implied by context, c) John 6:63, 68, d) John 8:47, e) John 17:8; 14:10, f) John 3:34, g) Matthew 4:4 citing Deuteronomy 8:3.
Many preachers hold up their fat bible and claim: “This bible is God’s Word that will never come back empty-handed, but accomplish what it was sent out to do.” However, God actually says: “My [singular] rhema word that goes out of My mouth that … shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it” (a). Rhema words of God make nothing impossible for Him (b). They have the Spirit’s enabling-power to create universes (c). It is Christ’s powerfully-enabling Voice that sustains all things (d). God’s rhema word endures forever and it is this that originally made up the content of the preached gospel logos message (e) as discussed above. This verbal preaching is the apostles’ witness (f). Their gospel logos message of rhema words alone can save us (g), because it is Christ’s rhema words that will judge all people on the last day (h). Logos messages must get us to hear Rhema or it is useless! <Notes> a) Isaiah 55:11, b) Luke 1:37, c) Hebrews 11:3, d) Hebrews 1:3; Colossians 1:17, e) 1 Peter 1:25; Acts 5:20, f) Acts 5:32, g) Acts 11:14, 18:8, h) John 12:47-48; Romans 2:16; cf. Deuteronomy 18:18-19 of Jesus as The Prophet who will judge those that don’t listen to Him.
Is it any wonder that of all the “Spirit-kind-of grace-gifts to earnestly-desire” Paul strongly urges Christians in 1 Corinthians 14:1 to “especially that you may prophesy,” and then after summing up 38 verses in 1 Corinthians 14:39, Paul again urges: “so my brethren, [I strongly urge you to] earnestly-desire to prophesy, and in-possibility-NOT to forbid speaking/praying in tongues.” Yet, many churches disobey both!
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