John 19:30 Greek

John 19:30
"So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said "Finished!" {tetelestai} {eternal salvation life work complete --- substitutionary spiritual death on the cross}. And having pushed His head forward, He dismissed His spirit {physical death}".


             BY FAITH ALONE

                  IN CHRIST ALONE


Tuesday, January 2, 2007

* Whatever happened to God's happiness in the lives of believers? Is it possible to have God's happiness independent of people, things, circumstances, situations?

* Prov. 3:13> In the garden, God provided perfect happiness for the original man and woman. As their focus remained on Him, they circulated the happiness of God. Once they fell, they lost God's happiness. After they ate of the forbidden tree, the fall of man occurred and many overlapping and overflowing problems streamed from that one act of disobedience.

* God has always been happy and has desired to share His happiness with us. After expressing faith alone in Christ alone, the believer can recover God's happiness by fully integrating inside the Integrity of His plan. Even with this body of corruption, this door to God's happiness is open to us.

* The Jewish people are under great suffering because God does not want them to go to the Lake of burning sulfur forever. And their sufferings in time, designed to get their attention, cannot be compared to the suffering of the Lake of burning sulfur.

* God is not willing that any should perish. Look at all the minutes and hours and days God gave to Saddam. People perish to the Lake of burning sulfur because of their own resistive, negative volition. There are degrees, levels and intensities of God's happiness in time and in the Eternal State. We should never limit our God related to anything. How open are our souls to God and His accomplishments that He has designed for us to enter in to?

* What we do in Bible class is using the time God has gifted to us in the way that He intended.

* God does not make anyone happy. He shares His happinesses with us through His thinking that is circulating in us. God has designed His highest and best for us but we must choose His way not ours.

* Remember, we bring the state of our soul into EVERYTHING we think and do. When you genuinely have God's happiness circulating in your soul, you are not searching for or anticipating anything in the lower dimensions for fulfillment.