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 The Four foundational truths

 Introductory Class

 

The Faith:    

…earnestly contend for “The Faith” which was once delivered unto the saints. Jude 3

 

The “once delivered” is referring to “God’s Revelation of Himself delivered once and only once to the children of God”, (He is not speaking of our own personal activity of believing).

 

The Revelation of God:

The revelation that Jesus Christ  came in the flesh, and is the way, the truth and the life is that message of the “Faith” that is almost lost of God’s message in our time.

 

The Foundations:

 

“If the Foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3

 

If we loose “The Faith”, (our ability to perceive the message, God’s truth, His revelation of Himself), If the foundations are destroyed – the righteous can do nothing! If we cannot perceive God accurately we will not have the ability to know, follow, or present the Truth of God to mankind.

 

  • Whatever we are now believing - is the image of God we are seeing.

  • All that we see or understand of God results from what we know and believe of Him.

  • Our relationship with God is directly affected by what we know, understand, trust and believe of God’s Revelation (who He is and what He is doing).

  

 “All things were created by God and for God.” Colossians 1:16-18

 

This is one of the most God - centered simple statements in the entire Bible - everything exists for God.

 

This verse in Colossians compels us to consider the following:

 

  • God must be, “before all things”, or we fail as believers in Christ.

  • The good of God must always be before the good of man.

  • Who God is and what He is doing is eternally more important than who I am and all that is about me.

 

This is the challenge:

 

  • We cannot know what is good for God unless we know and understand God – who He is, what He is doing to accomplish His Eternal Purpose.

  • Christ being formed in us is the result of God’s Grace drawing and leading us coupled with our willingness to trust and follow Him each new day.

 

Without a clear foundational understanding of God, we cannot know if what we are believing and acting on denies or promotes the Person of God, His Eternal Purpose, or His program to accomplish His Eternal Purpose.

 

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”  John 17:3

  

God’s foundational truths are vital and essential for us to perceive God accurately, being sensitive to His Spirit leading us, and follow Him each day of our lives.

 

 

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