Gods Master Plan part 2 19 august 2012
Sons of God- the manifestation is awaited, the mystery is revealed
Galatians 3 v 26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you who were baptised into Christ have put on Christ.
Galatians 4 v 5… to redeem those who were under the law that we might receive the adoption as sons. and because you are sons God has sent forth the Spirit of His son into your hearts crying out Abba Father. There fore you are no longer a slave but a son and if a son than an heir of God through Christ.
Hebrew 2 v 10 For it was fitting for him for whom are all things and by whom are all things in bringing many sons to glory to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings
Hebrews 8 v 13 In that he says ” a New covenant” he has made the first obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
Ephesians 2 v 6 and raised us up together and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 3v 2 if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you. 3 how that by revelation he made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already. 4 by which, when you read you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of the christ).
5 which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to his holy apostles and prophets : that the gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ through the gospel, 7 of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power.
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
For the earnest expectation the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons ofGod
Romans 8:29 For whom he foreknew He Also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Romans 9:26 NKJV
“And it shall come to pass in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’ There they shall be called sons of the living God.”
So we see that the next phase in Gods plan requires that the sons of God be manifest or revealed, meaning that Christians walk in the fullness of sonship as jesus did and come to the fulness of the stature of Christ Eph 4 v13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head–Christ–
Gods plan revealed – church makes wisdom of God known Eph 3 9 and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; 10 to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, 11 according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,
Mystery is Christ in you the hope of Glory
Col1 v26 the mystery which has been hidden for ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. 27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles which is Christ in you the hope of Glory.
Eph 3 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge that you may be filled with all the fullness of God
Col 2 v 9 For in Him dwells the fullness of the God head bodily 10 and you are complete in him who is the head of all principality and power.
The church-eclessia the called out ones
the believers were called out and then discipled and sent out- Gods plan for man
Acts 13v1 read it leaders sent out.
The church is not a gathering in together it is a sending out. Don’ wait for a phone call when you have already received a letter.
Acts 20 20 key 16 For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he would not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hurrying to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the Day of Pentecost. 17 From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called for the elders of the church. 18 And when they had come to him, he said to them: “You know, from the first day that I came to Asia, in what manner I always lived among you, 19 serving the Lord with all humility, with many tears and trials which happened to me by the plotting of the Jews; 20 how I kept back nothing that was helpful, but proclaimed it to you, and taught you publicly and from house to house, 21 testifying to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. 22 And see, now I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there, 23 except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me. 24 But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. 25 And indeed, now I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, will see my face no more.
What did Paul Preach? Acts28 30 30 Then Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who came to him, 31 preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him.
Romans 16 1 I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, 2 that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also. 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, 4 who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. 5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia to Christ. 6
1 Corinthians 1 10 Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe’s household, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now I say this, that each of you says, “I am of Paul,” or “I am of Apollos,” or “I am of Cephas,” or “I am of Christ.” 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
Colossians 4:15 NKJV Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas and the church that is in his house.
Philemon 1:2 NKJV to the beloved Apphia, Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house
House churches were the model for revival in New testament as well as public gatherings. Preaching teaching happened at all these meetings.
Problems with house churches.
Acts 20:29 NKJV
For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.
There is a sense where wolves will arise to try to lead people away from the truth- I have experienced this.
So Governance in small groups is critical so that there is not a dumbing down of the gospel.
Galatians 3v1 O foolish Galatians who hath bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?
2 This only I want to learn from you Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
3 Are you so foolish Having begun in the Spirit are you now being made perfect by the flesh?
Make a start – use the DVD teaching.
Gods Plan continued
We are in the last days-
Acts 2:17 NKJV
‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.
1 John 2:18 NKJV
Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.