Restoring The Foundations will send a team to your church to bring the requested RTF Seminar. Philip = Warlike, we are to run to battle. Alphaeus = learned, chief, we are to be kings. If we are partaking of the things of God and are experiencing His presence, which is present truth, we are building correctly upon the foundation. When we get to heaven God will not ask us how many people we got saved, but did we learn to love. We hope you will use this will-writing resource to ensure that your loved ones, and the Church, are cared for and protected beyond your lifetime. Revelation 1:4 states that the seven spirits of God are before the throne rather than on the throne. They are small stones that caused an irritant and have become beautiful gemstones in the oyster's mouth. We are the shining city of God that is set on a hill for all to see and come home to! This app will help you stay connected with the day-to-day life of our church. Now if you can imagine for a moment the city of God that John likened us to, built out of precious stones that shines with the glory of God for all eternity. It is through the gates of suffering and tribulation that we enter into the kingdom. Just as there are nine fruits of the Holy Spirit they all spring forth out of one, [love] because that is what God is. Work to restore the foundations … -- "But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ." The word is our plumb line of truth that we are called to live accordingly to if we plan to build accurately. The goals of And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. This tells me that the wall has great significance and we must understand its meaning if we are to build higher so that all nations will come in to it and eat from the bounty of the Lord. And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. The dam is about to break and how will we stand if we are not built precisely upon the twelve foundations of truth? "And he who talked with me had a gold reed to measure the city, its gates, and its wall. I believe the twelve foundations are to be experiential truth in our life. If any man's work which he has built upon it remains, he shall receive a reward. The day of testing is "The day" that Paul is writing about and not the day we die. These building materials are not long lasting, but will burn up under the fires that life brings our way. And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. We must ask our self, is the truth of God really in our heart, or is it just in our head? "And the material of the wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass." However, when some Christians begin to suffer and go through fires, they often stop going forward when the building process begins in their lives, not realizing that these fires are now proving the quality of their work and showing what their life is built upon. We the church, His body is the fullness of Him in the earth, for the fullness of Him is the seven Spirits of God. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to come; and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne. It was a heart wrenching move What a purpose and destiny we have in God! The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. Jewels are made through much fire and pressure and are very rare because they are not in abundance as are fieldstones. In the meaning of their names are the attributes of Jesus that we must have in us if we are to carry the name of our God and His city. Now if any man builds upon the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it, because it is to be revealed with fire; and the fire itself will test the quality of each man's work. Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? Bob is a graduate of Trinity Bible College and has served as both instructor and Dean of Instructors at Rhema Bible Training Center. Jesus is Lord of all, He alone holds all power, wisdom and authority, which the seven spirits represent, seven is the number of wholeness and completeness. The overcoming Church is Gods son through the blood of the Lamb. God has put all the names of the tribes of Israel and to memorialize their service to Him in this city forever an ever. The completion of 29 Muhammad and Islam As with ancient Israel or 1st-century Palestine, no one could have predicted that 7th-century Arabia would become the cradle of a world-changing new religion. Within the Holy Spirit are six attributes, which He is, and we must manifest them if we are to be built upon the twelve foundations correctly. We must not run from our trials any longer, but instead we must embrace them so they will become the pearly gates to the kingdom of God for us. Twelve is the number of government; we are being prepared by God to be a part of His ruling body, the church, the bride of Christ, and the sons of God. Can you imagine a builder saying he is finished with the building when there is only a foundation? As the Lord began to show me this great honor that He has bestowed upon the twelve tribes and the apostles. Because there is no other way for us to enter into the fullness of the God but through the doorway of tribulation that God has allowed in our life. Rev 21:14 (NAS). Why does the kingdom of God need a wall to protect us when we have God and the angels? We have to build it, God will help as He did the apostles but He will not do it for us. These people are the body of Christ who have grown in love and are made equal on all sides, with no one person greater than the other. 2:17). "Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock. "And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin" (Genesis 35:18 KJV). The living stones that God is building out of, are not just some cheap field rock, but they are likened to the most precious and valuable jewels. Why do you think that we should get a stone? (Please allow a minute for the audio to begin playing). "And if children, then heirs -- heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together" (Romans 8:17 NKJV). All the overcomers throughout the ages are represented through the symbolic number of 144,000 that come through the gates into the city of God. I could easily expand each one of these but that is not my purpose here. Eph 3:17-19 (NAS). If you are not praying the prayers of Paul for yourself and your loved ones, please begin now, for it is never to late with God. I looked up at the massive dam and the floodgates where right above my head and I heard the Lord say "You will not make it in what is about to come if you are not grounded upon the twelve foundations.". Topics include the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (verses 1-4), the effects of the outpouring on the religious Jews (verses 5-13), the fulfillment of Joel and David’s prophecies (verses 14-26), the first New Testament revival (verses 37 -41), and the first local church (verses 42-47). Hallelujah! Foundations Foundations of the Faith Class The purpose of Foundations Class is to help you learn the foundational truths of Christianity. This is a complete teaching of chapter 2 of the book of Acts. Echo the Voice of God – A Mother’s Day Sermon #4. Eph 1:17-19 (NAS), For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. I believe what God is showing me is that the church is only walking in ankle deed water right now! Also she had a great and high wall Rev 21:12 (NKJV). We must realize that when we pass the test by going through the fire, God will "REWARD" us with a greater revelation of Jesus in our heart. He is called “a pastor to pastors.”. Revelation 5:6 says, "And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth." Then after the church is cleansed we will cleanse the whole world from its evil ways into the liberty of Jesus Christ. The walls are not to keep people out or in but to give them protection in His great salvation. For all is built upon love because that is what God is. If you punch the word “church” into Google images that’s what you get – pictures of beautiful buildings. I believe that the doctrine of the church will be the most urgent locus of theological reflection over the next generation. With this app you can: - Watch or listen to past messages - St… We also must have these twelve tribe attributes in our life if we are to enter through the gates of the city. In 1995 I also had several visions of a dam that was breaking, it was made of rock. In the first and second century, the basic unit of Christianity was the localized church, usually in a Hellenized eastern city. "Each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it, because it is to be revealed with fire." Bob travels extensively to train up a new generation in the word of God at Bible schools, ministers conferences, and churches. It has overcome these grains of sand and has turned them into precious stones by having to deal with them on a daily basis! The Bible says that the wall of the city is clear like glass for all to behold the goodness of our God in our midst. Subscribe to … "After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward" (Genesis 15:1 KJV). Acts: Foundations of the Church 38:43 Acts 2:42-47 - What does it mean to live in community? I got. spread the word Tell others about our community and share our web site with those who would want to learn more or receive our spiritual instructions and conferences. In this sermon, we look at a fifth Christian commitment – gathering. We are the "any man" that is NOW building their life upon something that is lasting or something that will burn up in our trials. The strength of and commitment to these Biblical foundations largely affect how we finish the race set before us and the impact we make on eternity. Revelation 21:18 says that the wall is made of jasper stone, this is the very stone that Jesus is liken to Who is seated on the throne in chapter 4:3, the bride is liken to the same when she descends out of heaven in 21:11. Safety and security are only found in God as we have built our lives upon the truth of His word. To put it around our necks and show it off to others? The cell church is a leadership strategy,” I told him. Rev 1:4 (NAS). Feb 13 Foundations of the Church Bob Yandian Local Church This is a complete teaching of chapter 2 of the book of Acts. This good news should give us purpose, strength, and give meaning to live life to the fullest through all our trails and tribulations with thanksgiving. But this is about to change as God answers the prayers of Paul so that we are manifesting Gods Spirit at all times. (See Rev. "Each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it, because it is to be revealed with fire; and the fire itself will test the quality of each man's work. Foundations of Christian Faith book. "Now if any man builds upon the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw" (1 Corinthians 3:12 NAS). To be equal means, "identical in size, quantity, value, having the same privileges, rights, status, and opportunities as others, and being evenly balanced between opposing sides." The Foundations classes will introduce you to the core beliefs of The Mission Church. This means that one will not do something without the other; they are equals! Jacinth Stone. All the books of the Bible are anointed and ordained of God as the Holy Spirit lead the writers, their words are the revelation from the Fathers heart. Jesus is the wall, the salvation of the city within His overcoming people. It is through the sons of God ministry that the world will come to know Jesus! The problem with us is that we are flesh and are not consistently manifesting them, but manifest the flesh at times and not the Spirit of God. Love is not the last foundation but the first level that all the others are built upon. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it. You truly matter to God and you matter to us regardless of who you are or what you have done. Yes, each one of us is to have these characteristics as an overcoming Christian if we want to be sealed with His name. Foundations is the first level of training for all new believers, or those who are not familiar with the beliefs of The Mission Church. Benjamin = "Son of my right hand" Amethyst stone. A person is what they eat in the natural and what they partake of in the spirit realm. I have read about the twelve levels, but nothing on the foundations. In Sojourners and Strangers, Gregg Allison clears the ground by presenting a thoroughly biblical ecclesiology, at once comprehensive in scope and sensitive to nuance. As I’ve studied, practiced, and reflected on the cell church over the last few years, I’ve concluded that the cell church is all about developing and releasing leaders to reap the In 2013 he began a new phase of ministry and passed the baton to his son, Robb, who now pastors Grace Church. He said, "Salvation!" Paul said in Acts 14:22, "Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God." That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. You truly matter to God and you matter to us and no matter who you are or where you’ve been, you’re welcome here. "And you shall take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel, six of their names on the one stone, and the names of the remaining six on the other stone, according to their birth." If we want an The Lord began to speak this message to me when He woke me up with this vision. When this takes place in its completeness, the body will have become one like the Godhead. 3:12). "But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of God is finished, as He preached to His servants the prophets." "He who overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son" (Revelation 21:7). Twelve is the number of government, we the church are called to carry the government (authority) of God to the nations. We also must become liken unto him the foundation for us to build upward and become the wall of salvation for all nations to be received into it; this is our quest to live in the power of the overcoming church. The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones... Rev 21:18-19 (NKJV). Why do we want to keep people in or out? "I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth" (Psalms 34:1). Not only that, but all the faithful overcomers will also be memorialized with their new name upon each stone in the city of our God. No! Eph 1:22-23 says, "And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. Unearthing the Faithful Foundations of a Historic Black Church Subscribe exit hide this Member-Only Access This article is from the January/February 2021 print issue. These six attributes are His energy and effectiveness in the unseen world, which are the spirit of Wisdom, the spirit of Council, the spirit of Understanding, the spirit of Strength, the spirit of Knowledge, the spirit of Fear of God. We individually are a temple, but we are only one stone that is being put together with others by the Father to become one great temple that the world will one day see and come streaming into it to receive the life giving power and forgiveness of God. It is interesting to note that in Revelation 11, John was given a measuring reed to measure the temple (that we are), but he was told not to measure the outer court. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household, having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together is growing into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit. In each one of us God is building the character of Jesus Christ in our spirit-man whether we know it or not. "And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl..." (Revelation 21:21). All our toil, labor, and suffering in Christ will not go in vain, but will prepare us as living stones to fit in the right place that He has prepared for us in His great temple to be displayed to the entire universe forever. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints build the foundations of their faith on Jesus Christ and the testimonies of His apostles and prophets. Is It True That God Will "Only Put On Us What We Can Bear? I was on the flood pad of a large dam enjoying my walk in ankle deep water that was coming from the dam. "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me" (John 10:27). Notice that the world, not the church, will stand up and take notice that God did send Jesus for them. These core beliefs Nothing goes steal my joy. When the Bible speaks about the seven spirits of God it is not talking about seven Holy Spirits, but the seven-fold work of the Spirit of God. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. One year we went on a missions trip to Peru and friend of ours asked if we were going to go to Machu Picchu. Little did I know that God would use it in my life to teach me about the city of God! The only way for us to enter into the fullness of the God is for us to go through great tribulations that He allows in our life. Our daily tribulations (stones) that we have overcome will be the pearly gates that will lead us into the city of God! "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity" (Psalms 133:1). Jesus is called the "Salvation of God." ", The Lord's Table, Communion and the Eucharist. But now in chapter 21, he is told to measure the whole city and to know that its length, breadth, and height are equal. The bride is represented in the throne as the four living creatures and the twenty four elders which are in Christ, as are the seven spirits of God which are sent out into all the earth through the church. Either we are becoming more like Jesus or we are not. The people who make up this city are now equal and are made complete in it; they are the finished product as prophesied Revelation 10:7. Ex 28:17-22 (NAS). But let each man be careful how he builds upon it. It was excavated more than 40 years ago when Southway was built. The Bible is acknowledged as the 'ground' on which any expression of Christian faith must be founded. They only gave us the foundation, the foundation is not the building, it has got to go higher and higher until it fills the universe and all that the Father has made for us to rule over throughout eternity. If any man's work is burned up, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as through fire. The scriptures are very clear that we are joint-heirs with Jesus. We are being made into the same precious gem as Jesus is, for the entire world to see Him through us. On February 2020, Rev. Manasseh = "God causes me to forget all my sufferings." A building’s foundation is what makes it strong and keeps it from collapsing. Read 23 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. 1 Cor 3:10-15 (NAS), The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. The Church We Want: Foundations, Theology and Mission of the Church in Africa — Conversations on Ecclesiology Editor: Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, S.J. Biblical Foundations is a 12-week small group curriculum using The Purple Book by Rice Broocks and Steve Murrell and the animated Bible Project videos. We the church are a chip off the same rock that Jesus is from, which is the Spirit of our Father that is eternal and can never pass away. RTF headquarters may also have Seminars in the Nashville area and other locations where the church … Just as our human bodies are made as one, so will the body of Jesus be made one in Him.
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