Isaiah 53 by Pastor Don
This class was taught 10/8/10
Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
We need to think and discern for ourselves. Jesus Christ took all our sins: past, present and future. Christ took it all.
Our loving Father is so forgiving. Why would we not accept freedom from sin, guilt and punishment? It is a disservice to the Body of Christ to overemphasize hell and not teach about Heaven.
The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of an angry God. We teach hell with a combination of forgiveness and the love of God.
When we speak to people we need to speak from compassion and love, concerned for them, not wanting them to go to hell.
God did not originally make hell for people, but there are those who do not choose God. hell is the only place that people can go where there is no God for eternity. But they choose to go there. God wants all saved.
What we think of as eternity is not what the Bible is describing. The Bible is speaking of EONS, or ages. It is forever and ever, but we don’t know how long an eon is.
In the book of Genesis the Sun and Moon are given to us for the telling of time. God created days, years, hours, months. But we don’t know how long an eon is.
God exists in the ages of ages, and at times He chooses to enter in our time zone.
There is prophetic time in Heaven. The prophetic in earth is in God’s time. God is not earth bound. Prophetic events on earth are determined by completed events, our experience on earth not chronological time. In the Eternal Age there is perfection. We will no longer know death.
In this dispensation there is a reestablishment of the Church of God and the five-fold ministry. We are in the prophetic phase which is followed by the apostolic stage.
The church has to be put back into the order that God ordained for this disposition.
Pastor -> Evangelist (without signs and wonders is what many think, but there was TL Osborn, Oral Roberts added healing) ->Teacher (faith, Word, Gospel teaching, the Power of God based on faith) ->Prophet -> apostle
The flesh of man wants to rise to each new level but not all have credentials.
The three greatest of the era are Billy Graham, Oral Roberts and Kenneth Hagin.
Responding to the Spirit of God to recognize the calling of God and other people recognize it.
Acts 10:34-35 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.
If you have faith, and fear God, working righteousness you are accepted by God.
Revelation 2:11-16 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death. And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, ‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.‘”
John 10:16 And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.
We need to reach beyond denominational lines and reach others for the Lord. So often when a person is rejecting God it is because of a father wound. We need to talk with a person to find out what it is in their life that caused them to reject God. Until you locate their area of hurt it is hard to know how to minister the Gospel to them. When you find out what causes them to not want to believe God, you will figure out how to reach them for God.
Acts 8:26-31 Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is desert. So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship, was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet. Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.” So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him.
God helps a person to come to the revelation of Jesus. He sent Philip to the Ethiopian so that he could tell the Ethiopian what the passage in Isaiah was about.
Today God is reaching out to Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, and other religions. If God has to send a Philip He will. God uses the TV, radio, email, visions and dreams to reach people.
Do we think Jesus is big enough to understand the problems we have created for Him? Is Jesus bigger than our theology?
Jesus of Nazareth is small compared to the Word of God (Jesus Christ).
God shows no partiality. God can get a person radically saved.
The best way to know the Father is to Know the Son. Jesus told us I am in the Father and the Father is in me.
John 14:9-11 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that Iam in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.
You are responsible for the measure and amount of revelation you have.
The church does not always show Jesus to others. The Jesus most people will see is the Jesus we show through our lives.
God looks at our hearts
It is our responsibility to rightly divide the Word of truth so that people can meet Jesus. It is only through Jesus that the people will begin to know the Father.
I pray this blesses you.
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