THREE PRIVILEGES OF A CHRISTIAN

THREE PRIVILEGES OF A CHRISTIAN

======sequel to last Sunday======

B) COMMANDING God The Father:

To command is to order somebody to do something under compulsion. A command does not need a question before it is obeyed: hence it can only come from a man having circumstantial authority over the commanded or ordered man. In military co-existence, the last command is expected to be carried out before the first. Even if a younger officer than the giver of the first gives the last command, the last must be carried out first.

To command God is to speak prophetically concerning former prophecies of God. This must be done in agreement with the word of God. God himself said in Isaiah 45:11 that concerning His sons and concerning the work of His hands, that we should command Him by asking Him of things to come, Conversely, that we should ask him by command of things to come concerning his sons and the work of his hands. This is a mandate and a sonship privilege given to children of God alone.

To obey the last command in prayer is to recognize that old things have passed away and everything is made new – 2Cor. 5:17.

Even if one had a bad past, by virtue of prayer (Last command), all your dreaded past will not only be covered (PURIFYING OF FLESH) as blood of goats and sheep did in the old Will (Testament) by the blood of Jesus in the New Will (Testament) .“For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the PURIFYING OF FLESH:
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal spirit offered himself without spot to God, PURGE YOUR CONSCIENCE from dead works to serve the living God?” – Heb. 9:14.

To purify the flesh is to be freed from the punishment of sin by a covering. Such as happened in Gen. 3:21. While to purge the conscience is to be freed from the punishment of sin by blotting: such as happened in both Lk. 23:39-43 and John 8:1-11.

C) CHANGING The Mind Of God The Father:

To change is “to convert”. To replace a state of being with another. To adopt a different opinion or plan. Regarding every situation where the child of God is right, the Father has an opinion. So also when he is wrong. When the child is wrong, God’s opinion can be changed. This is because of the fatherly love and the fact that God’s love for his children is greater and much more powerful than His hatred for their wrong doings or sins.

Although the Bible says in Num. 23:19 that God is no son of man that he should repent, this does not mean that the ability to repent is not in God. That is, the scripture doesn’t say, “God cannot repent”. This is inability. God has the ability to do whatever he wants to do. But his nature – rationality – does not allow him to be shifty.

God doesn’t repent; but God can repent – Ex 32:11-14. God can change his mind for the better, concerning an evil he has spoken from his mouth to do against a people because he is All-powerful.

But it takes a changed, repented or converted persons or their attorney (bridge/hedge in the gap) to also change, repent or convert God’s mind as we have in Ex 32:11-14 where Moses – the hedge in the gap for the Israelites, talked God into repentance. Also, as we have in Nineveh – Jonah 3:4-10 where God had to repent or change His mind concerning the evil He had said he would do unto the Ninevites because they repented of their evil.

So, if you see some men of God having all their prayers answered, it is either they have challenged God, commanded God or changed God’s mind by their relationship with him, or by their faithfulness, loyalty, allegiance or devotion and dedication to any physical duty assigned to them to do in the church.

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