“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”
“but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.””
“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
FULLNESS OF GOD’S LIFE THE SECRET OF VICTORY
WITHOUT A DIVINE REVELATION I cannot tell a person the specific reason why his or her prayer for the fulfillment of a divine promise is delayed. I can, however, point you to a most wonderful truth. This is the most vital of all truths that God has revealed. It is the only cure for all our ailments. A delay in receiving healing for instance is, in one sense, good news. The good news is that we can have more of the “Life of God.” There are four Greek words in the New Testament, translated “life.” One of these means, “manner of life”; another means “human life”; another “behavior”; but the Greek word for the kind of life that Jesus brought to the world is zoe. This is translated, “eternal life,” and the “Life of God.” “Eternal life” is the actual Life of the Eternal One Himself.
The gospel of John opens with the word zoe. This word is found in the New Testament one hundred and thirty times. John 10:10 tells us that man was to have a right to an abundance of a new kind of life, “God’s own Life.” It is new, of course, only in the sense of human possession.
THE LIFE THAT LIVES ITSELF
Many ministers today major on the “manner of life” and “behavior” rather than zoe, the “Life of God.” When received in sufficient measure, zoe lives itself. Paul prayed for Christians, already filled with the Spirit, that they “might be filled with all the fullness of God.” This shows that zoe is God Himself, and all we have of it is an unsevered part of the “Life of God.” The way to be “full of faith” is to be full of that kind of Life, which “believeth all things.” The way to be full of divine love is to be full of the “Life of God,” Who is love.
“All things are possible” to zoe. When it is received in sufficient measure, it can fulfill in us any promise or any requirement in the Bible. To fulfill in us all that the Bible requires or promises is precisely what the “Life of God” in us was to accomplish. By receiving enough of the “Life of God,” we can be made “more than conquerors,” “spirit, soul, and body.” God wants to do in us, all that He did in Christ for us.
Zoe received in sufficient measure transforms us “from glory to glory into the image of Christ.” It turns belief into knowledge. It is the source of all the divine graces. It gives us God’s wisdom. It overcomes “the world, the flesh, and the devil.” It works in us “that which is well-pleasing in his sight.”
It is by filling us with His own Life that God Himself becomes our life, our peace, our righteousness, our purity, our strength, and our health. He becomes the Preserver of “our whole spirit, soul, and body,” our zeal, our joy, our faith. Through His Life, He is our Guide, our Teacher, our satisfaction, and our “everything that pertains to life and godliness.”
*ALL MINISTERS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR TIME INCREMENTS TO BE MET. ALL PREACHING MUST BE COMPLETED BY TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE THE TOP OF THE HOUR TO ALLOW FOR THE WORKING OF THE WORD.
**IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT BEFORE YOU PREACH YOU SPEND 30 MINUTES – SITTING IN A CHAIR – SAYING THE FOLLOWING – OUT LOUD:
*I THANK YOU LORD – ACCORDING TO 1 JOHN 2:27 – I HAVE AN UNCTION TO SPEAK. ACCORDING TO MARK 16:17-18, “WHEN I LAY HANDS ON THE SICK THEY RECOVER.” *I HAVE HEALINGS, MIRACLES, SIGNS, WONDERS, WORKING OF MIRACLES, WORD OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE GIFT OF FAITH MANIFEST THROUGH ME.
*ACCORDING TO JOHN 14:16 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HELPING ME TO MINISTER. I DO NOT DO IT IN MY OWN STRENGTH.