Deliverance Follows Obedience

Deliverance Follows Obedience
Prepare your heart to seek God for obedience that you may observe and do all that Christ has commanded through His holy apostles.
"For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve Him with one consent." (Zephaniah 3:9)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Headship of Christ is Seen in the Stewardship of His Holy Ordered Knowledge

The stewardship of Christ is not about the man but the measure of grace supplied by God.

False apostles and teachers present a record for faith which reflects their own image which they project through the scriptures to present it as Christ. Their doctrine always centers upon the frailty of man which speaks to our fear of lack and the needs of the flesh.

The doctrine of Christ which is taught by living apostles of Christ does not reflect the authorship of man. These are not doctrine of man but the doctrine of Christ. We teach just as we received of Him. Nothing added, and nothing taken away. This is why the Spirit makes this knowledge effectual for the regeneration of the soul. This is the true record provided by God for our faith in Christ.

The Apostles' Doctrine centers upon Christ and clearly makes known the terms and conditions God set for our covenant contact with Him through Christ who sanctifies the faith of the righteous. You will see this same focus in all the letters of the apostles.

The pattern of God using sanctified knowledge stewards to provide direction for faith is confirmed all throughout the scriptures... here's a few examples:

John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Acts 1:2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

1 John 1:4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

2 Peter 3:2 That you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

Philippians 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

John Welty, Apostle of Christ
Second 8th Week Ministries