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Date: Sunday, October 17, 2004 at 11:50:44 (CDT)

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2. Before we received the Spirit of God, and still had the spirit of the devil, what was the natural fruit that we, as children of the devil produced? Rom. 6:19-21

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Our lives in union with satan naturally brought forth the fruit of iniquity. It flowed forth from us without effort.

3. What does this satanic nature produce in man? Isa. 57:20,21

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4. What has God done to deal with this satanic nature that is in man? Col. 1: 13,14.

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We see from this that we have been delivered out of satan's domain.

5. How did God accomplish this marvelous deliverance and why did Jesus become sin? 2 Corin. 5: 21.

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Jesus was more than an offering for sin. He actually was made sin for our sin, and made unrighteousness for our unrighteousness. Christ sat down when His work was finished. Heb. 10:12. Now men can pass out of death and into life, they can become the righteousness of God in Him.

6. Whom does God justify? Rom. 3:26

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7. Why was Christ manifested? He.b 9:26

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Date: Saturday, October 09, 2004 at 10:42:45 (CDT)

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Study: Page 4Study 20.................ANSWERS..................Conclusion of THE OVERCOMER'S

1.a. Priests of the Lord.

b. Ministers of our God.

2. a. To comfort all who mourn.

b. To give them a garland instead of ashes.

c. To give them the oil of gladness.

3.a. They will rebuild the ancient ruins.

b. Raise up the former devastations.

c. Repair the ruined cities.

d. The desolations of many generations.

4.a. And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me.

b. He that finds his life shall lose it; and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.

5. a. All day and all night never keep silent.

b. You take no rest.

c. Give Him no rest until He establishes "Jersusalem" a praise in the earth.

6.a. Go through the gates.

b. Clear the way for the people.

c. Build up the highway.

d. Remove the stones.

e. Lift up a standard over the peoples.

7. Warn and help the people.

8. The people, if they have been warned.

9. The watchman.

10. Never

11.a. Lay down our lives for the bretheran.

b. Give of your goods to those in need.

c. Love in deed and truth.

12. Be a servant of all.

13.a. They will have a double portion.

b. Everlasting joy will be theirs.

c. The Lord will faithfully give them their recompense.

d. The Lord will make an everlasting covenant with them.

14. The offspring whom the Lord has blessed.

THE CONCLUSION OF THIS ENTIRE STUDY. THE END..... :-)


Date: Saturday, October 02, 2004 at 10:37:24 (CDT)

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Study: Study 20

THE OVERCOMER'S

According to the book, "Manners and Customs in the Bible, the passage refers to the duties of a certain officer of the temple called "the ruler of the mountain of the house". He went about the temple at every watch with lighted torches to see whether or not the guards were at their posts. If he found one of them sleeping, he struck him with a stick and burnt his garments. When it was said by others, "What is that noise in the court?" the answer was made, "It is the noise of a Levite under correction and whose garments are burning because he slept upon the watch."

It was also the custom in Bible times for the gates of walled towns to be shut at sundown. Travelers often hastened in their journey when they saw the sun set- ting to reach the city gates before they closed. If they were too late, they were compelled to spend the night outside exposed to storms and robbers.

10. The redeemed people of God are also represented as a walled city. When are her gates shut? Isa. 60:11.

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11. How do we show the love of God toward others? 1 John 3:16-18

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12. What example did Jesus leave for us to follow? Mark 10:42-45

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13. For those who give themselves to this, what shall they receive? Isa. 61:7,8 see "ministers" in vs. 6.

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14. As what will the world recognize them? Isa. 61:9

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To Those who overcome: Sin, Self, and the Devil....Rev. 2:7,11,26; 3:5,12,21; 21:7


Date: Saturday, September 25, 2004 at 10:43:45 (CDT)

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Study: Study 20

THE OVERCOMER'S

5. As we are willing to lay down our lives and look after the needs of others, in the language of Isaiah, we are placed as watchman in the city of God. What then is our responsibility? Isa. 62:6,7.

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6. What else are we to do? Isa. 62:10

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7. What specifically is the duty of the watchmen? Ezk. 33:1-7.

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8. If the people do not heed the warning, who is held responsible? Ezk. 33:3,4.

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9. If the watchman sees the problem and does not confront the people with it, who then is responsible if the people fall away? Ezk. 33:6.

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Date: Saturday, September 18, 2004 at 10:36:28 (CDT)

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Study: Study 20

THE OVERCOMER'S

THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING SENSITIVE TO PEOPLE'S NEEDS

When Jesus read from the prophet Isaiah in the Synagogue, He read Isa. 61:1,2. The rest of the chapter, and chapter 62 contains Old Testament types and shadows of the glories of the age to come, when Christ's kingdom will finally triumph. But in the church, the dawn of that future triumph has already arrived. Let us analyze portions of this passage to see what our ministry is to the world and to the Body of Christ.

1. By what name are we called? Isa. 61:6.

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2. What is the messianic ministry in which we now have a part? Isa. 61:2,3.

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3. When we begin to minister to people individually and personally in these areas of need, figuratively, what will then begin to happen? Isa. 61:4

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So we see then in order for restoration to take place we must be concerned for the individual needs of the body members and unbelievers, to help them rise above their circumstances, get the victory, and "overcome".....

When we begin to be sensitive to the needs of others and to minister to them in this way, the ruins of the body of Christ will begin to be rebuilt and re- paired. This type of ministry takes a real laying down of your life, your desires, and what is convenient for you, to help and minister to someone else.

4. What is this type of laying down your life for another called? Matt. 10:38,39

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b.____________________________________________________________

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Date: Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 08:17:01 (CDT)

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Study: Study 19.........................ANSWERS CONT..........................THE OVERCOMER'S

9.a. Not from error or impurity or by way of deceit.

b. Not as pleasing men, but God.

c. Not with flattering speech, nor with a profit for good.

d. Not seeking glory from men.

e. Gentle, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children.

f. Imparted their own lives.

g. Labored night and day.

h. Behaved themselves devoutly, uprightly, and blamelessly.

i. Exhorted, encouraged and implored as a father would his own son.

10.a. Ambassadors for Christ.

b. Angels of the Church.

c. Fishers of men.

d. Defenders of the gospel.

e. Fellow workers in the gospel.

f. Lamps.

g. Men of God.

h. Messengers of the Lord of hosts.

i. Priests of the Lord and ministers of God.

j. Ministers of the sanctuary

k. Servants of righteousness.

l. Soldiers of Christ.

m. Stars.

n. Stewards of the grace of God.

o. Stewards of the mysteries of God.

End of Study 19


Date: Saturday, September 04, 2004 at 10:50:43 (CDT)

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Study: Study 19...............ANSWERS................THE OVERCOMER'S

1.a. They immediately left everything and followed Him.

b. Most left Him.

2. They paid no attention to it and went their own ways (interested more in the cares of this life.)

3. Many are called, but few are chosen.

4. a. These who have not been defiled with women, they kept themselves chaste.

b. They follow the Lamb wherever He goes.

c. No lie was found in their mouth.

d. They are blameless.

e. They are the called and chosen and faithful.

5. a. Be a servant.

b. Be a slave.

6. a. He did not count his life dear to Himself.

b. That he might finish the course.

c. He declared the whole purpose of God.

7. a. Fools for Christ's sake weak and without honor.

b. Hungry and thirsty, poorly clothed, roughly treated, and are homeless.

c. Toiled, working with their own hands.

d. When reviled, they bless.

e. When persecuted, they endure.

f. When slandered, they try to conciliate.

g. They became as the scum of the world, the dregs of all things.

8. They gave no offense in anything, but in all things listed they commended themselves as servants of God.


Date: Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 11:04:45 (CDT)

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Study: Study 19

THE OVERCOMER'S

10. The word "minister" means a servant. As we are entrusted with the good news of Jesus, what descriptive titles are we given in the Scriptures? These titles are descriptive of the work as well as the character of those to whom the gospel is committed.

a. 2 Corin. 5:20_______________________________________________

b. Rev. 1:20; 2:1_______________________________________________

c. Matt. 4:19__________________________________________________

d. Phil. 1:7___________________________________________________

e. 1 Thess 3:2; 2 Corin. 6:1_______________________________________

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f. John 5:35__________________________________________________

g. Deut. 33:1__________________________________________________

h. Mal. 2:7___________________________________________________

i. Isa. 61:6___________________________________________________

j. Ezk. 45:4___________________________________________________

k. 2 Corin. 11:15; 2 Pet. 2:5_______________________________________

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L. Phil. 2:25___________________________________________________

m. Rev. 1:20; 2:1; Dan. 12:3_______________________________________

n. 1 Peter 4:10________________________________________________

o. 1 Corin. 4:1_________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, August 21, 2004 at 10:39:54 (CDT)

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Study: Study 19

THE OVERCOMER'S

early Church? 1 Corin. 4:9-13.

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e.Vs.12.______________________________________________________

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8. How did these early Christians prove their ministries? 2 Corin. 6:3-10, especially vs. 3 and 4.

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9. How did they present their message? 1 Thess. 2:3-11.

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d.Vs.6_______________________________________________________

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e.Vs.7________________________________________________________

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f.Vs.8________________________________________________________

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g.Vs.9________________________________________________________

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Date: Saturday, August 14, 2004 at 10:42:06 (CDT)

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Study: Study 19

THE OVERCOMER'S

THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY

"THE CHARACTER AND QUALIFICATIONS

OF MINISTERING THE GOSPEL"

1. a. When Jesus called His disciples to follow Him, how did they respond? Matt. 4:18-22; 9:9.

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b. What about His "disciples" and His Hard sayings. Not the 12 (the multitude). John 6:60-69 especially Vs. 66

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2. In the parable of the marriage feast, what disqualified those who were in- vited? Matt. 22:1-14, especially vs. 5..

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3. With what statement does this parable close? Matt. 22:14

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4. What are the qualifications of those that are with the Lamb? Rev. 14:4,5; 17:14.

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5. What are the qualifications of one who would be great in the Kingdom of God? Matt. 20:25-28

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6. What quality of dedication do we see in Paul's life that made him so great a minister? Acts 20:22-29.

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c.v.27_______________________________________________________

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Date: Saturday, August 07, 2004 at 10:15:06 (CDT)

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Study: Study 18....................ANSWERS CONT......................THE OVERCOMER'S

10. a. Do not say, "I am a youth".

b. Do not be afraid of them.

c. Do not be dismayed before them, lest I dismay you before them.

11. a. Neither fear them nor fear their words.

b. Speak My words whether they listen or not.

c. Do not be rebellious.

12. a. I have made you as a fortified city.

b. I have made you as an Iron pillar.

c. I have made you as walls of bronze.

d. They will fight against you, but they will not overcome you.

e. I have made your face as hard as their faces.

f. I have made your forehead as hard as their foreheads.

13. a. Relate his dream.

b. Speak God's word in truth.

14. a. Like fire.

b. Like a hammer which shatters a rock.

15. a. Those who steal His words from each other.

b. Those who use their tongues and declare, "The Lord declares".

c. Those who have prophesied false dreams.

16. a. Be dilegent to present yourself approved to God, handling accurately the word of truth.

b. Avoid worldly and empty chatter.

c. Flee from youthful lusts.

d. Pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace.

e. Refuse foolish and ignorant speculations.

f. Be kind to all, able to teach and patient when wronged.

g. With gentleness correcting those who are in opposition.

17. a. Suffer hardship.

b. Do not entangle yourself in the affairs of everyday life.

c. Compete according to the rules.

End of Study 18


Date: Saturday, July 31, 2004 at 10:22:01 (CDT)

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Study: Study 18...........ANSWERS.........The Overcomer's

1.a. Make disciples of all nations.

b. Baptize them.

c. Teach them to observe all that He has commanded us.

2. His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father.

3. Speak the Words of God without fear.

4. Being a bond-servant of Christ.

5.a. Cry loudly.

b. Do not hold back.

c. Raise your voice like a trumpet.

d. Declare to My people their transgressions.

6. Stand in God's council.

7.a. Walk with integrity.

b. Work righteousness.

c. Speak truth in the heart.

d. Do not slander.

e. Do not do evil to a neighbor or friend.

f. Despise a reprobate, and honor those who fear the Lord.

g. Swear to your own hurt (no matter the cost, you will fulfill your word.)

h. Do not lend at interest or take bribes.

8.a. Teach people the difference between the holy and the profane.

b. Cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

9. Do not omit a word.


Date: Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 07:27:11 (CDT)

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Study: Study 18

THE OVERCOMER'S

13. What did Jeremiah say that one who had a dream from God or a word from God was to do ? Jere. 23:28. Note: In this passage Jeremiah is warning against false dreams and false prophecies. Vs.s 25-27, 32, and he is concerned tat only the true word of the Lord be spoken.

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14. As the true prophets in Jeremiah's day wouold speak God's word of judge- ment upon Judah Jere. 23:19-22 and 1:1-19, what would this word be like? Jere. 23:29. Note: When we speak similar words from the Lord in faithf, we can ex- pect the word to have a similar effect.

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b.___________________________________________________________

15. What practices is God against in so-called prophets? Jere. 23:30-32.

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16. In order to avoid such errors, what are we to do? 2 Tim. 2:15,16,22-25.

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e.___________________________________________________________

f.___________________________________________________________

g.___________________________________________________________

17. What are we to do in order to maintain pure devotion in the Lord's service? 2 Tim. 2:3-5.

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b.___________________________________________________________

c.___________________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, July 17, 2004 at 11:12:27 (CDT)

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Study: Study 18

THE OVERCOMER'S

7. What is the best way for us to stand in the Lord's council? Psa. 15

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g._________________________________________________________

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8. In Eze. prophecy what were the Levitical priests to teach the people? Eze. 44:15, 23.

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9. By learning from the example of God's command to Jeremiah, what will we be careful to do when speaking God's Word? Jere. 26:2.

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10. What exhortation did God give to Jeremiah concerning the fear of men? Jere. 1:7,8,17.

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b.__________________________________________________________

c.__________________________________________________________

11. What exhortation did God give Ezekiel concerning the fear of men? Eze. 2:6-8.

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12. As both Jeremiah and Ezekiel were commissioned to speak the words of God, what did God promise them? Jere. 1:18,19, Ezk. 3:8,9.

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c.__________________________________________________________

d.__________________________________________________________

e.__________________________________________________________

f.__________________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 10:56:47 (CDT)

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Study: Study 18

THE OVERCOMER'S

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AS A MINISTER OF THE "GOOD NEW" OF JESUS

1. What is our commission as disciples of Jesus? Mt. 28:19

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b.__________________________________________________________

c.__________________________________________________________

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d.__________________________________________________________

This is the responsibility and privilege of the Church, of which every Christian is a part. This is the method that God has chosen to fill the whole earth with His Glory.

2. Jesus was the Word made flesh. When people beheld Him, what did they see? John 1:14.

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Jesus was the "Living Word". As men looked upon Him, they beheld God's Glory. We too are begotten sons of God, born again by the Word of truth. As the Word of God dwells in us richly, men will behold God's Glory. As we disciple others, teaching them how to live and walk in the truth of the Word, the earth will begin to be filled with God's Glory.

3. What command do we have from Jesus? Mt. 10:27,28.

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4. If we seek to please men, from what role are we disqualified? Gal. 1:10

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5. What was the prophet exhorted to do in Isaiah 58:1?

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b.___________________________________________________________

c.___________________________________________________________

d.___________________________________________________________

6. In order to direct people correctly and turn them from the evil of their way, what must prophets do? Jere. 23:21,22.

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Date: Saturday, July 03, 2004 at 10:22:27 (CDT)

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Study: Study 17..................ANSWERS CONT......................THE OVERCOMERS

19.a. It is earthly, natural, (unspiritual).

b. It is demonic.

c. There is disorder.

d. There is every evil thing.

a. Pure.

b. Peaceable

c. Gentle

d. Reasonable.

e. Full of mercy.

f. Full of good fruits.

g. Unwavering.

h. Without Hypocrisy.

20. a. Speak to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs.

b. Singing and making melody in your heart.

c. Always giving thanks for all things.

21. The believer through Christ.

22. No.

23. In the synagogue.

24. What is this? A new teaching with authority !

25. a. It recognized Jesus and spoke to Him.

b. It threw the man it was in into convulsions.

c. It cried out with a loud voice.

26. He casts out demons by the ruler of demons.

27. A house divided against itself cannot stand. So, if satan casts out satan, how shall his kingdom stand?

28. The kingdom of God has come upon you.

29. Yes.

30. Eyes are full of darkness.

31. Whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

End of Study


Date: Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 10:39:54 (CDT)

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Study: Study 17....................ANSWERS CONT.....................The Overcomer's

8. a. By your words you shall be justified.

b. By your words you shall be condemned.

a. A snare...by the transgressions of our lips.

b. The righteous will escape from trouble.

c. By the fruit of our words we will be satisfied with good.

d. The tongue of the wise brings healing.

e. The one who guards his mouth preserves his life.

f. The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

g. A soothing tongue is a tree of life.

h. Perversion on the tongue crushes the spirit.

9. If you hate your brother.

10. Do not sin anymore.

11. The spirit comes back in and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself, and the last state becomes worse than the first.

12. Love.

13. You must forgive.

14. God will hand us over to the torturers if we forgive not.

15. Confess your sins to one another and pray for one another.

a. He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins.

b. And to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

16. a. The blood of the Lamb.

b. The word of our testimony.

c. We love not our lives even to death.

17. Walk in the light as He is in the light.

18. Keep His Word.


Date: Saturday, June 19, 2004 at 15:22:59 (CDT)

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Study: Study 17............................ANSWERS............................The Overcomer

1. a. You are a slave to the one you obey.

b. You become enslaved.

2. a. The love of the world.

b. Love of the things in the world.

c. Lust of the Flesh.

d. Lust of the Eyes.

e. The boastful pride of life.

3. Disobediance.

4. God visits the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and fourth generations of those who hate Him.

5. a. God will destroy him.

b. In the way you judge, you will be judged.

c. By your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.

6. a. Commit your way unto the Lord.

b. Trust in Him.

c. He will do it.

7. a. Sluggard (lazy), one lacking sense.

b. Overwork.

1. He will make us ride on the heights of the earth.

2. He will feed us with the heritage of Jacob.


Date: Saturday, June 12, 2004 at 10:33:49 (CDT)

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Study: Study 17

THE OVERCOMER'S

24. What did they say about the deliverance ministry of Jesus? Mk. 1:27

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25. What were some of the manifestations of this particular demon? Mk. 1:24,26

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b.__________________________________________________________

c.__________________________________________________________

26. What did the religious leaders say about Jesus' deliverance ministry? Matt. 12:24.

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27. What did Jesus say about their accusation? Matt. 12<25,26.

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28. Of what did Jesus say that His casting out of demons, if by the Spirit of God, was a sign? Matt. 12:28.

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29. Did the New Testament Church deal with deliverrance? Acts 8:7; 19:11,12.

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30. What is one way of discerning an evil spirit? Lk. 11:34-36.

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31. What sure word of promise do we have from Jesus? Matt. 16:17-19.

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Here is a list of verses to stand on when casting out demons:

Col. 1:12,13; 2:15

1John 4:4

James 4:7

Eph. 6:10-12

Luke 4:18; 10:19

2Tim. 1:7

"So they will fear the name of the Lord from the west and His glory from the rising of the sun, For He will come like a rushing stream; Which the wind of the Lord drives. And a Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob. Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth, deep darkness; But the Lord will rise upon you, and His glory will appear upon you." . Isa. 59:19-21; 60:1,2.


Date: Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 08:27:31 (CDT)

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Study: Study 17

THE OVERCOMER'S

17. After deliverance what must we do in order to have constant cleansing of the blood of Jesus available? 1John 1:17.

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18. In order to stay delivered what must we do? John 14:23.

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19. We must also continue to walk in that wisdom from above. James 3:14-18 tells us of two types of wisdom. One is a breeding ground for demonic activity, the other is a fertile field to produce righteousness. What are the charac- teristics of this earthly wisdom that we must resist? James 3:14-16.

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c.__________________________________________________________

d.__________________________________________________________

In what wisdom must the servant of the Lord seek to operate? James 3:17,18

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g.__________________________________________________________

h.__________________________________________________________

20. The delivered saint of God must walk in a spirit of worship and victory. How can this type of spirit be developed? Eph. 5:18-20; Psa. 34:1.

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b.__________________________________________________________

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21. Who has the authority over demons? Luke 9:1; 10:19; Mk.16:17;Jn. 14:12

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22. Do unbelievers have power over demons? Acts 19:13-17

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23. On Jesus' first tour of Galilee, where did He first minister deliverance? Mark 1:21-26

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Date: Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 11:12:57 (CDT)

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9. What is another way that darkness can grip our soul? 1John 2:9,10

___________________________________________________________

In order to get deliverance for ourselves and others there are several con- ditions that must be met.

10. What must we do about sin? John 5:14

___________________________________________________________

11. If a man repents and gets delivered and yields again to the forces of darkness, what will happen? Luke 11:24-26.

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

12. Those seeking deliverance must cease from walking in hate, revenge, and critical or negative spirits. In what does the Scripture admonish us to walk? Col. 3:14; Prov. 10:12.

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

13. What else does Jesus require of those seeking forgiveness? Matt. 6:14,15.

___________________________________________________________

14. Some demons have a legal right to be in a person. Why? If we will not for- give, what will happen to us? Matt. 18:23-35.

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

15. James exhorts those seeking healing. What does he say is necessary? James 5:16.

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

If we do confess our sins, of what are we assured? 1John 1:9

a.__________________________________________________________

b.__________________________________________________________

16. We must avail ourselves to the cleansing agent...the blood of Jesus. Satan hates the blood of Jesus. How is satan overcome? Rev. 12:11.

a.__________________________________________________________

b.__________________________________________________________

c.__________________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 10:56:41 (CDT)

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Study: Study 17

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3. Rebellion is equal to what sin? Heb. 4

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4. Sometimes people can be held in bondage by abnormal attitudes that are handed through the family. Why does this sometimes happen? Deut. 5:9

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

5. To a person who is unfairly or constantly critical of others, what does God promise? Psa. 101:5; Matt. 7:1,2.

a._________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

c._________________________________________________________

6. Worrying is another thing that causes us to be in rebellion to the written Word of God. Worry brings premature death and sickness. Instead of giving place to worry, what does the Word of God exhort us to do? Psa. 37:5.

a._________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

If we do this, what is guaranteed to happen?

c._________________________________________________________

7. There are two mental attitudes that we can yield to that are in direct re- bellion to the Word and will bring us into captivity. What are they? Prov. 24:30-34.

a._________________________________________________________

God equates the sluggard with what type of person? Prov. 24:30

1.)________________________________________________________

b. Ex. 31:12-17

__________________________________________________________

What did the Lord promise to those in Israel who wouold keep one day of rest? Isa. 58:13,14.

1.)________________________________________________________

2.)________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

8. Our speech is very important in our life of victory over sin and the devil. What does the tongue bring upon us? Prov. 12:13-18; 13:3; 15:4

a.Vs.13_____________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

c.Vs.14_____________________________________________________

d.Vs.18_____________________________________________________

e.Vs.3______________________________________________________

f._________________________________________________________

g.Vs.4______________________________________________________

h._________________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 10:38:51 (CDT)

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Study: Study 17

THE OVERCOMER'S

THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY

SETTING THE CAPTIVES FREE

Over 1/3 of Jesus' ministry was in the area of deliverance. In Luke 4:18 it is

written of Jesus:

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,

Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor,

He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives,

And recovery of sight to the blind,

To set free those who are downtrodden."

This is the ministry that Jesus gave to the Church. He declared in John 14:12 that we are to do the same works that He did. Everywhere that Jesus went, He set the captives free. It is now time for the true believers to come forth and take dominion over satanic invasions in this world. Much of the sickness, ab- normal attitudes, nervousness, poverty, fear, etc., are satanic forces turned loose upon the individual.

The world is filled with problems which are nothing but demon spirits taking over. The world needs our help. The Scriptures warns us about increased de- mon activity in the end times, so we must be sober, diligent, and guard our own souls as well as others. Woe to the slothful minister in this day. Stop turning a deaf ear to the needs of the flock. Shake yourself from the dust of tradition and arise in the very ministry of Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 52: 1,2 tells us, "Awake, awake, clothe yourself in strength....shake yourself from the dust, rise up, ....loose yourself from the chains around your neck, O Captive daughter of Zion. "This is God's Word for you today. God is exhorting us to take the authority that is already ours and to defeat the works of the enemy. This is the role of the overcomer's. !

1. What happens to a person who continually yields to a particular sin or is over-come in a certain area? Rom. 6:16; 2 Peter 2:19

a.__________________________________________________________

b.__________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

2. What else will bring us into bondage? 1 John 2:15,16.

a.__________________________________________________________

b.__________________________________________________________

What is in the world?

c.__________________________________________________________

d.__________________________________________________________

e.__________________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, May 08, 2004 at 10:46:18 (CDT)

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Study: Study 16.......ANSWERS........THE OVERCOMER'S

5. a. Pursue love.

b. Desire spiritual gifts, especially prophecy.

6. Kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you.

7. To edify the church.

8. Rather that we prophesy unless we have interpretation with tongues.

9. a. Edifies.

b. Exhorts.

c. Consoles.

10 a. He is convicted by all.

b. He is called to account by all.

c. The secrets of his heart are disclosed.

d. He will fall on his face and worship God.

e. Declare that God is certainly among you.

11. The spirit of prophecy.

12. He who believe in Me, from his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.

13. The power that created the world.

14. Raised a child from the dead.

15. Fed one hundred men with twenty loaves of barley and some fresh ears of grain. And he cleansed the leper.

16. A dead man touched his bones and was revived. End of Study 16


Date: Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 11:07:02 (CDT)

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Study: Study 16.............ANSWERS................THE OVERCOMER'S

1. a. Word of Wisdom.

b. Word of Knowledge.

c. Faith.

d. Gifts of healing.

e. Miracles.

f. Prophecy

g. Distinquishing of Spirits.

h. Tongues.

i. Interpretation of Tongues.

2. a. Prophecy

b. Tongues

c. Interpretation of Tongues.

a. Word of wisdom.

b. Word of Knowledge.

c. Distinquishing of Spirits.

a. Faith.

b. Gifts of Healing.

c. Miracles.

3. For the common good.

4. No.


Date: Saturday, April 24, 2004 at 10:31:52 (CDT)

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Study: Study 16

THE OVERCOMER'S

9. What 3 things does prophecy do? 1 Corin. 14:3

a. ________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

c._________________________________________________________

Prophecy never reproves or rebukes. We have the written Word of God for this. Prophecy never contradicts Scripture.

10. If an unbeliever comes into an assembly and all people there are prop- heysing, what will happen? 1 Corin. 14:24,25.

a._________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

c._________________________________________________________

d._________________________________________________________

e._________________________________________________________

11. If we have the testimony of Jesus Christ, what do we have? Rev. 19:10

__________________________________________________________

In Revelation the testimony of Christ means the confession of Jesus, which comes from an inward conviction of one whose will is to lay down his life for this testimony Rev. 6:9; 12:11; 20:4.

12. The word prophecy in the original Hebrew means bubble up as from a spring. What does Jesus say in John 7:38,39?

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

This bubbling up (Prophecy) of the living Word of God will come forth as a stream of life invigorating everything it touches. The living Word creates life. The word "Prophecy" therefore has a larger connotation than just the gift of prophecy. It is the creative Word which dwells in us.

13. What is the power of this Word that dwells within us? Heb. 11:3

__________________________________________________________________

14. We see Elijah practicing this same power. What did he do in 1 Ki. 17:21,22?

__________________________________________________________________

What did Elijah do in 2 Ki. 2:8?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

15. These were just a few of the things Elijah did by the creative Word that was in him. Elisha, who succeeded Elijah, did even greater things. What happened in 2 Ki. 4:42-44?

__________________________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 07:53:22 (CDT)

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Study: Study 16

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2. These gifts can be divided into groups of three. Though all nine gifts are interrelated, it seems that these work in close teams with each other.

What are the 3 oral gifts? 1 Corin. 12:8-10.

a._________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

c._________________________________________________________

What are the 3 revelation gifts?

a._________________________________________________________

b. ________________________________________________________

c._________________________________________________________

What are the 3 power (action) gifts?

a. _________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

c._________________________________________________________

3. For what is this manifestation of the Spirit given? 1 Corin. 12:7

__________________________________________________________

4. Do these gifts exist apart from the Holy Spirit? 1 Corin. 12: 4

__________________________________________________________

5. We are told in Scripture to seek spiritual gifts. If we have received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and are daily filled with the Spirit, all 9 gifts are potenially resident in us. What does Paul tell us to do? 1 Corin. 14:1

a. ________________________________________________________

b.________________________________________________________

6. The word in the Greek N.T. for gifts in 1 Corin. 12:4 is a form of charis- mata (plural). When one receives the gift (dorea, Greek) of the Holy Spirit (for ex. Acts 2:38), one has these charismata (gifts of grace). The word used for "gift" in the Greek in 2 Tim. 1:6 is charisma (singular). In this case, what is Paul exhorting Timothy to do? 2 Tim. 1:6.

__________________________________________________________

7. Why do we have prophecy? 1 Corin. 14:4

__________________________________________________________

8. What does Paul desire for us to do in regard to prophesying? 1 Corin. 14:5

__________________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 08:33:38 (CDT)

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Study: Study 16

THE OVERCOMER'S

THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY

MINISTERING IN THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Jesus said, "The works that I do, shall you do also, and greater works than these shall you do; because I go to the Father." John 14:12. It was, and is, God's determined will that the members of the Church, which is the Body of Christ, shall do the same works Jesus did in His own body, and that toward the end of this age, these works shall be greater, which we believe means "greater in number", spreading allover the world before Jesus returns.

Christ means "the Anoited One". History records that Jesus received this anointing after He was baptized in water by the coming of the Spirit in the shape of a Dove, lighting on Him. If we are to take our places in the Body of the Anointed One, surely we need to have a similar anointing. The Holy Spirit enables the believer to manifest the nature of God in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit. The Spirit uses these gifts to manifest the power of Jesus to the world through the believer.

As there are seven compounded colors in white light, with infrared on one side of the spectrum and ultraviolet on the other, so are the 9 gifts of the Spirit. These 9 gifts are the very essence of the Holy Spirit and do not exist apart from Him. The 7 colors which together make up white light that we get from the sun may be used as an analogy of the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit which are all in the Holy Spirit. When a person receives the baptism of the Holy Spirit, he also receives potenially all 9 gifts.

The Lord in His knowledge stirs us up to desire certain gifts, and as we exercise the necessary faith, the particular gift or gifts will begin to operate through our lives, not automatically, but only through our personal faith.

1. What are the 9 gifts of the Spirit? 1 Corin. 12:8-10

a._________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

c._________________________________________________________

d._________________________________________________________

e._________________________________________________________

f._________________________________________________________

g._________________________________________________________

h._________________________________________________________

i.__________________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, April 03, 2004 at 10:26:06 (CST)

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Study: Study 15.....................ANSWER'S CONT....................The Overcomer's

11. In giving.

12. As each one has received a gigt, employ it in serving one another.

13. God has made us adequate as servants of a new covenant.

14. A ministry of glory.

15 a. With great boldness in our speech.

b. Minister with an open face (unveiled).

16. We do not lose heart.

17. a. The Lord.

b. The Spirit of Him that raised Jesus from the dead.

18. a. No...Christ Jesus the Lord.

b. No....The power of God.

19. a. Your light will rise in darkness..

b. Your gloom will become like midday.

c. The Lord will continually guide you.

d. He will satisfy your desire in scorched places.

e. He will give strength to your bones.

f. You will be like a watered garden.

g. You will be like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.

20. No....We are complete in Him.

21. a. His fulness (Note: This refers to the fulness of revelation of the incar nate Word.)

b. Grace upon grace.

c. The mind of Christ.

22. a. Love

b. Joy

c. Peace

d. Patience

e. Kindness

f. Goodness

g. Faithfulness

h. Gentleness

i. Self-Control

23. a. Love

b. Joy

c. Peace

d. Patience

e. Kindness

f. Goodness

g. Faithfulness

h. Gentleness

i. Self-Control

End of Study 15


Date: Saturday, March 27, 2004 at 10:46:53 (CST)

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Study: Study 15.....................ANSWERS........................THE OVERCOMER'S

1. To proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing.

2. The Kingdom of God.

3. a. He laid His hhands on them and healed them.

b. Demons came out of many.

4. a. Go into all the World and preach the gospel to all creation.

b. Proclaim repentance for forgiveness of sins in His name to all nations.

c. Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them.

d. Teach them to observe all that I have commanded you.

5. Stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.

6. They were to receive power.

7.a. To preach the gospel to the poor.

b. To proclaim release to the captives.

c. To proclaim receovery of sight to the blind.

8. Yes.

9. a. To serve.

b.To give His life a ransom for many.

10. a. Be a servant.

b. Be a Slave.

c. Keep the commandments of the Lord.

d. Teach the commandments.


Date: Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 10:16:31 (CST)

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Study: Study 15

THE OVERCOMER'S

We are called not to minister "ourselves", but to proclaim the risen Lord, and thus to work toward bringing the world into harmony with God's will. Let us now see what we have received in Christ; let us look into the greatness of His power toward us who believe.

20. Do we lack anything with Christ as our life? Col. 2:9,10.

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

21. What have we received from Him? John 1:16; 1 Corin. 2:16

a.__________________________________________________________

b.__________________________________________________________

c.__________________________________________________________

Through our experience of the grace and mind of Chirst, we come to experi- ence the character and ability of Christ. The character of Christ is resident in the fruit of the Spirit; the ability of Christ is resident in the gifts of the Spirit. The character of Christ is ours to minister unto others.

22. What are the nine fruits that reside in us as believers? Gal. 5:22,23.

a.__________________________________________________________

b.__________________________________________________________

c.__________________________________________________________

d.__________________________________________________________

e.__________________________________________________________

f.__________________________________________________________

g.__________________________________________________________

h.__________________________________________________________

i.__________________________________________________________

If we know that Christ is in us through His Spirit, then we can appropriate this fruit. We can also pray for others and encourage them to allow this expression of the Spirit in their lives.

23. In ministering through the Spirit to others, what "virtue" would you en- courage in the following people:

PROBLEM....................................................................................VIRTUE

a. Unloving.__________________________________________________

b. the nervous, fearful, frustrated________________________________

c. the sad and despondent______________________________________

d. the anxious and impatient_____________________________________

e. the rude and insenstive_______________________________________

f. the arrogant, crude, and undeserving_____________________________

g. the unbelieving, doubting person________________________________

h. the haughty and proud________________________________________

i. the hasty, unthinking__________________________________________

God allows these types of people to come into your life so that Christ can function through you to minister life to them. Never agree with the person who have the above problems, andnever argue with them. Instead, recognize this as a chance to let Christ minister through you HIS virtue in a needy World.


Date: Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 10:27:48 (CST)

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Study: Study 15

THE OVERCOMER'S

11. Where is the place of greater blessing than in receiving to be found? Acts 20:35.

__________________________________________________________

12. What command is given to us by Peter? 1 Peter 4: 10,11.

__________________________________________________________

13. How did Paul view his ministry? 2 Corin. 3:6; 2 Corin. 1:1; 1 Pet. 3:15

__________________________________________________________

What characterizes the "new convenant? 2 Corin. 3:6

__________________________________________________________

14. Of what kind of ministry are we speaking? 2 Corin. 3:7-11.

__________________________________________________________

15. Since we have such a hope within us, and such a glory within us, how should we minister this "Life"? 2 Corin. 3:12-18.

a._________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

16. Seeing that we have this ministry, what does Paul exhort us to do? 2 Corin. 4:1

__________________________________________________________

17. What is that "Spirit" that we are ministering? 2 Corin. 3:17; Rom. 8:11

a._________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

18. Ought we to preach our virtues, or our power, etc.? 2 Corin. 4: 5,7

a._________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

19. What did God promise to Israel concerning a ministry to the needy? Isa. 58:10,11.

a._________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

c._________________________________________________________

d._________________________________________________________

e._________________________________________________________

f._________________________________________________________

g._________________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, March 06, 2004 at 08:01:06 (CST)

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Study: Study 15

THE OVERCOMER'S

4. What was the commandment or commission that Christ gave unto His disciples? Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47; Matt. 28:18-20.

a._________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

c._________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

d._________________________________________________________

5. What did Jesus tell His disciples to do before they went out to preach this gospel of the Kingdom? Luke 24:49

__________________________________________________________

6. What was supposed to happen to the disciples when they received this promise of the Holy Spirit? Acts 1:8

__________________________________________________________

7. When Jesus first began His ministry, He received the empowering, the anoin- ting of the Holy Spirit. For what did Christ say that the Spirit has anointed Him? Luke 4:18,19.

a._________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

c._________________________________________________________

d._________________________________________________________

e._________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

8. Do we have the same Holy Spirit that Jesus had? Gal. 4:6

__________________________________________________________

9. What did Jesus say He came to do? Matt. 20:28

a._________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

10. If you want to be great in the kingdom of God, what did Jesus say for you to do? Matt. 20:26,27; 5:19.

a._________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

c._________________________________________________________

d._________________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 10:27:07 (CST)

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Study: Study 15

THE OVERCOMER'S
THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY
MINISTERING IN THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT

"Truly, truly I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, Shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to the Father." John 14:12

"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners." Isa. 61:1.

God's purpose for each Christian is to become an expression of God's will here upon this earth. That true purpose can only be to walk as the Lord walked, To show His love and power, to manifest His life. God has made it possible through Jesus Christ for every believer to become an effective minister. God has made it possible for you and me to be effective for the Kingdom of God. God has given us the power of His Holy Spirit to carry out this objective. He puts with- in us....within you....His ability to fulfill His purpose for our lives on this earth right now. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SIT AND WAIT.

You can be busy now and rejoice in it ! You can be magnifying God and accomp- lishing something according to the plan of God, bringing to pass God's will upon the earth right now ! In this study we will be discussing God's purpose for our lives and the greatness of His power toward us who believe.

1. What did Jesus call His 12 disciples to do? Luke 9:1,2 Observe that power over demons and over disease vs. 1 attended the proclamation of the Kingdom of God.

__________________________________________________________

Read Luke 4:40-44.

2. What did Jesus Himself preach when He walked the earth? Luke 4:43.

__________________________________________________________

3. What happened when Jesus preached the gospel of the Kingdom?Luke 4:40,41

a._________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 10:35:48 (CST)

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Study: Study 14..................ANSWERS CONT.................The Overcomer's

19. a. Trust in the Lord with all your heart.

b. Do not lean on your own understanding.

c. In all your ways acknowledge Him.

d. He will make your paths straight.

20. a. Pure.

b. Peaceable.

c. Gentle.

d. Reasonable.

e. Full of Mercy.

f. Full of good Fruits.

g. Unwavering.

h. Without hypocrisy.

21. a. He will grant us to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man.

b. That Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith.

c. To be rooted and grounded in love.

d. That we may comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and height and depth of His love.

e. To know the love of Christ.

f. To be filled with all the fulness of God.

22. Glory.

End of Study 14


Date: Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 10:36:05 (CST)

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Study: Study 14..........................ANSWERS............................THE OVERCOMER'S

9. a. He will guide us into all truth.

b. He will not speak on His own initiative, but what He hears from the Father, disclosing to us what is Jesus'.

c. He will disclose to us what is to come.

d. He will answer us.

a. He will answer us.

b. He will tell us great and mighty things which we do not know.

10. Seek the Lord, while He may be found; call upon Him while His is Near.

11. a. A man lacking sense.

b. Overgrown with thistles and nettles (the cares of this life).

c. Stone wall was broken down.

12. Laziness.

13. a. Let us not sleep.

b. Let us be alert and sober.

c. Put on the breatplate of Faith and love.

d. Put on the helmet of salvation.

14. He who has and keeps my commandments is loved by My Father, and I love them and will disclose Myself to them.

15. He will come in as the King of Glory.

16. a. Meditate on it day and night.

b. Be careful to DO all that is written therein.

a. Your way will be prosperous.

b. You will have success.

17. Let the Word of Christ richly dwell within you.

18. Ask whatever you wish and it shall be done for you.


Date: Saturday, February 07, 2004 at 10:33:53 (CST)

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Study: Study 14...............ANSWERS................THE OVERCOMER'S

1. a. Full of futility.

b. Understanding is darkened.

c. Excluded from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them because of a hardened heart.

2. a. How long will you love simplicity?

b. How long will you delight in scoffing and hate knowledge?

3. a. If we turn, He will pour out His spirit on us.

b. He will make His Words known to us.

4. a. They hated knowledge (spiritual knowledge).

b. Did not choose the fear of the Lord.

c. Would not accept His counsel.

d. They spurned all the Lord's reproof.

5. a. We shall live securely.

b. We shall be at ease at the dread of evil.

6. a. Acquire wisdom.

b. Get understanding.

7. a. She will exalt you.

b. She will honor you.

c. She shall place on your head of garland of grace.

d. She will present you with a crown of beauty.

e. The years of your life will be many.

8. Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flows the spring of life.


Date: Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 10:39:39 (CST)

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Study: Study 14

THE OVERCOMER'S

20. As this Word and this wisdom dwell in us fully, what will be the fruit of our life? James 3:17.

a._________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

c._________________________________________________________

d._________________________________________________________

e._________________________________________________________

f._________________________________________________________

g._________________________________________________________

h._________________________________________________________

21. As we continue this love walk and seek God with all our hearts, what will be the result? Eph. 3:16-19.

a._________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

c._________________________________________________________

d._________________________________________________________

e._________________________________________________________

f._________________________________________________________

22. When God's people get filled with all the fulness of God, then what will be seen in the church? Eph. 3:21; compare verses 19,20.

___________________________________________________________

Let us, therefore, give ourselves to the study of God's Word. Let us redeem the time, let us stop wasting our time in foolish talk, in idle moments and conver- sation, and let us be filled with God's fulness. Let us let the Word of Christ richly indwell our lives so the glory of God might fill the Church and that the Kingdom of God might be seen upon this earth as it is in heaven.


Date: Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 11:03:34 (CST)

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Study: Study 14

THE OVERCOMER'S

17. What exhortation does Paul give us concerning the Word? Col. 3:16

__________________________________________________________

18. What promise does Jesus give us if we let the Word abide in us? John 15:7

__________________________________________________________

As Christ's Word dwells richly in us, we will become more at one with Him. We will share more His attitudes and disposition Col. 3:12-15. We will share more His ability, His wisdom, and His authority Col. 3:17. Already we have the great and mighty Holy Spirit, who raised Christ from the dead, dwelling in us, and energizing us. Thus, we can do Christ's Words. There will grow between Him and us a friendship, as between two lovers, but a holy friendship in which we are ever eager to serve Christ as Lord.

19. Analyze Prov. 3:5-6. What three things are we exhorted to do?

a._________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

c._________________________________________________________

What will God then do? Prov. 3:6

d._________________________________________________________

Stop leaning on your own understanding. You have found Somebody who is wise. You are resting in Him. His ability has become your ability. His love has become your love. His strength has become your strength, and by His stripes you have found a perfect healing for spirit, soul, and body. You walk in the fulness of this wonderful heavenly union. His Word has become a part of you. You live in it. As you live and walk in His Word, His wisdom becomes yours.


Date: Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 10:33:28 (CST)

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Study: Study 14

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11. In Prov. 24 what is the description of a man who neglects the Word of God and the seeking of the Lord ? Prov. 24:30,31.

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12. What was the reason for this desolation? Prov. 24: 32-34.

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This speaks to us of something greater than financial poverty, and that is spiritual poverty.

13. What exhortation do we have from Paul? 1 Thess. 5:6-8

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14. What promise does Jesus give us? John 14:21

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15. As we lift up the gates of our minds, to fill them with God's Word, how will Jesus manifest Himself to us? Psa. 24:7-10

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The manifestation is not one that the eye can feast upon, or the hands can touch, but it is a spiritual unveiling of the very heartlife of Jesus.

16. What instruction on studying the Word was Joshua given in Josh. 1:8, which we may apply to ourselves.

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What was the result?

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In order to develop wisdom as it should be developed, it is going to be necessary that we have quiet hours of meditation in the Word. Meditate in Proverbs, the first ten chapters, and you will see the vast place that wisdom holds.


Date: Saturday, January 10, 2004 at 10:43:14 (CST)

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9. What promises do we have from the Father concerning the Spirit of Truth? John 16:13,14.

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Jere. 33:3

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The Word of God that we hold in our hands was placed there through the blood of countless of martyrs. For centuries during the Dark Ages the Bible was locked up in an unknown tongue and kept from men and women. Satan, through the guiese of the Roman Catholic Church, said the Scriptures were too Holy for the common man to read and so kept people in bondage to superstition and fear. As the Prodestant reformation began, men who had stumbled upon the Word of God and found the truth began translating the Bible into the language of the people. The enemy, in the form of religious leaders of the day, began to wage war and kill the saints of God. During the Prodestant Reformation, thousands upon thousands laid down their lives.

Early translators of the Bible died a martyr's death and countless thousands of men and women were burnt at the stakes for their testimony of Jesus and the Word of God. The blood of the martyrs was seed in the earth, and instead of the Bible being destroyed, the Word multiplied. After more tan 1,000 years of dark- ness, the Word of God has been restored to us. We hold in our hand a book for which our brothers and sisters in Christ shed their blood, that we might read it and partake of its light and glory. Now satan would try and keep us from this Word through worldliness, pleasure seeking, neglect, and self-satis- faction. He would seeek to lull us to sleep throught to much business and lack of meditation in God's Word. Let us not be slothful, but let us awake and seek the Lord

10. What exhortation do the ungodly have from Isaiah? Isa. 55:6

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Date: Saturday, January 03, 2004 at 11:08:24 (CST)

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4. If people have not sought after God's wisdom, the Scripture says that when destruction, fear and anquish come upon and they try to seek wisdom, they won't find it. Why? Prov. 1:29,30.

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5. If we do hearken unto wisdom and seek it from above, what assurance do we have? Prov. 1:33.

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How the Father desires us to have His Wisdom dwelling within us ! How He Desires to have His Word fill our inward parts ! How He longs for us to feast upon His Word, to sit and have fellowship with Him through His Word. He stands and cries at the gates of our minds and hearts for entrance. As we allow His Words to enter, we become transformed and changed into His image. Jesus longs to wash us in His Word. It is up to us to take the time to let His Words enter and dwell within us. Prov. 4:5-13.

6. What plea and exhortation is given to us in Prov. 4:7 ?

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7. What reward will we receive from doing this? Prov. 4:8-10

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8. What other exhortation are we given in Prov. 4:23?

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This is the heart cry of the Father. Let us shake off the bonds of complacency and laziness and let us give place to God's Word in our life daily so that we can be changed into the likeness of our God and so hasten the coming of His Kingdom. Wisdom is the Word of God. The Spirit will illuminate the Scripture and you will understand the mind of the Father.


Date: Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 11:10:22 (CST)

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The secret of developing one's walk in the Spirit should be learned by every true Christian. You should make it your business to cultivate a sensitivity of your spirit to the wisdom and ways of the Kingdom of God. The ability to allow God to use you significantly in His Kingdom lies within you, but lies dormant until you set decisively upon His Word. This means dependence upon Him. There must grow in you the sense of His presence, a learning to depend upon Him, and an expectation that He will respond to you as you need Him and look to Him. This will result in your being sensitive to His Spirit.

You will discover His Word and Spirit transforming your faculties so that you will have a Christian mind, thinking God's thoughts after Him. You will learn to discern God's wil in your spirit. You will learn to live more in the realm of His Spirit, drawing upon the health and vigor that He gives to spirit, mind, and body. All this is available to you through meditatin and assimilation of His Word. Let us stop wasting our time in foolish conversation and let us begin to utilize the potential God has given us and the opportunities that we have to study and act upon His God's Word.

1. What picture does Paul give usof the unregenerate mind? Eph. 4:17,18.

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Paul exhorts us not to walk in this type of mind. God has redeemed us out of this darkness. The moment that the spirit is recreated the mind may be renewed and brought into perfect harmony with the recreated spirit by the study of the Word. Wisdom is crying at the gate of our mind for entrance. Read Prov. 1:20-33.

2. In Proverbs we see a picture of wisdom crying in the streets. She has made her feast. She is inviting you to come and join her. What two questions does Wisdom ask? Prov. 1:22.

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3. What adomishment and promises are we given? Prov. 1:23

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Date: Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 10:41:31 (CST)

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Study: Study 13.........ANSWERS CONT.......... The Overcomer's

10. The prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.

11. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever.

12. Let it be done to you as you have believed.

13. Now thanks be to God, who always leads us in His triumph in Christ.

14. Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

15. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy maybe made full.

16. Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

17. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.

18. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

19. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

20. If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you.

21. Blessed are the pure in Heart, for they shall see God.

22. Casting all your cares upon Him, because He cares for you.

23. He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me.

24. Until now you have asked for nothing in my name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy maybe made full.

25. The steadfast of mind Thou wilt keep in perfect peace because he trusts in Me.

26. My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

27. All things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they shall be granted you.

28. For everyone who asks receive.

29. No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent.

30. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it. End Of Study 13


Date: Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 10:39:22 (CST)

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Study: Study 13.........ANSWERS CONT.......... The Overcomer's

10. The prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.

11. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever.

12. Let it be done to you as you have believed.

13. Now thanks be to God, who always leads us in His triumph in Christ.

14. Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

15. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy maybe made full.

16. Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

17. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.

18. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

19. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

20. If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you.

21. Blessed are the pure in Heart, for they shall see God.

22. Casting all your cares upon Him, because He cares for you.

23. He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me.

24. Until now you have asked for nothing in my name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy maybe made full.

25. The steadfast of mind Thou wilt keep in perfect peace because he trusts in Me.

26. My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

27. All things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they shall be granted you.

28. For everyone who asks receive.

29. No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent.

30. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it. End Of Study 13


Date: Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 10:39:02 (CST)

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Study: Study 13.........ANSWERS CONT.......... The Overcomer's

10. The prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.

11. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever.

12. Let it be done to you as you have believed.

13. Now thanks be to God, who always leads us in His triumph in Christ.

14. Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

15. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy maybe made full.

16. Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

17. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.

18. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

19. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

20. If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you.

21. Blessed are the pure in Heart, for they shall see God.

22. Casting all your cares upon Him, because He cares for you.

23. He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me.

24. Until now you have asked for nothing in my name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy maybe made full.

25. The steadfast of mind Thou wilt keep in perfect peace because he trusts in Me.

26. My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

27. All things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they shall be granted you.

28. For everyone who asks receive.

29. No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent.

30. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it. End Of Study 13


Date: Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 10:38:44 (CST)

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Study: Study 13.........ANSWERS CONT.......... The Overcomer's

10. The prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.

11. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever.

12. Let it be done to you as you have believed.

13. Now thanks be to God, who always leads us in His triumph in Christ.

14. Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

15. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy maybe made full.

16. Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

17. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.

18. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

19. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

20. If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you.

21. Blessed are the pure in Heart, for they shall see God.

22. Casting all your cares upon Him, because He cares for you.

23. He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me.

24. Until now you have asked for nothing in my name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy maybe made full.

25. The steadfast of mind Thou wilt keep in perfect peace because he trusts in Me.

26. My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

27. All things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they shall be granted you.

28. For everyone who asks receive.

29. No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent.

30. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it. End Of Study 13


Date: Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 10:29:04 (CST)

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28. Because He has said: Matt. 7:8

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we may boldly say, "I know I am receiving, because I have asked, "everyone" means no exceptions...it includes me."

29. Because He has said: Psa. 91:10

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we may boldly say, "I am not afraid of disease nor evil; the Lord is my protection and health."

30. Because He has said: Psa. 37:5

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we may boldly say, "The Lord is working out every detail of my life, because I have committed it all to Him, and I am fully trusting Him." End of Study 13

ANSWERS:

1. If God is for us, who is against us?

2. Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.

3. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

4. Give, and it will be given to you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over....

5. They will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.

6. In my name they will cast out demons.

7. Because He has loved me, therefore I will deliver him.

8. The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.

9. It will come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.


Date: Saturday, December 06, 2003 at 10:32:28 (CST)

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21. Because He has said: Matt. 5:8

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we may boldly say, "By His grace I shall see God, for the blood of Christ has made me pure in heart."

22. Because He has said: 1 Pet. 5:7

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we may boldly say, "I am carefree because all my cares are cast upon the Lord."

23. Because He has said: Psa. 50:23

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we may boldly say, "I am glorifying my Creator by praising Him."

24. Because He has said, John 16:24.

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we may boldly say, " My joy is full because I am asking and receiving in Jesus name."

25. Because He has said: Isa. 26:3

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we may boldly say, " I have His perfect peace because my mind is steadfast and I trust in Him."

26. Because He has said: Phil. 4:19

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we may boldly say, " I have every need supplied through His great riches toward me, as I give to His people." Vs.18

27. Because He has said, Mk. 11:24.

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Date: Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 10:27:25 (CST)

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we may boldly say, "I am always led in triumph and through me is manifested the sweet aroma of Him."

14. Because He has said, Jere. 33:3

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we may boldly say, "The Lord is answering me and showing me great things be- cause I am calling upon Him."

15. Because He has said: John 15:11

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we may boldly say, "His joy is mine, and my joy is now full."

16. Because He has said: Psa. 37:4

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we may boldly say, "The Lord grants me the desire of my heart, and I delight myself in Him."

17. Because He has said: Acts 1:8

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we may boldly say, "I now have power for I have the Holy Spirit within."

18. Because He has said: Rom. 8:1

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we may boldly say, "I have no condemnation, for I am in Christ."

19. Because He has said: Psa. 84:11

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_________________________________________________________ we may boldly say, "The Lord is withholding no good thing from me because I am walking upright before Him."

20. Because He has said: John 15:7

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we may boldly say, "I am abiding in Christ, His words abide in me, and He is answering my wishes which are based upon His Words."


Date: Saturday, November 22, 2003 at 11:22:12 (CST)

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7. Because He has said, Psa. 91: 14-16

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we may boldly say, "God is my deliverer in every case, because I love and serve Him."

8. Because He said: Ex. 14:14

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we may boldly say: "I know God is fighting for me because I am holding my peace; I have committed the battle to Him."

9. Because He has said: Isa. 65:24.

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we may boldly say: "The Lord is answering my prayer even now as I pray; in fact, He was already working on the answer before I prayed."

10. Because He has said: James 5:14,15.

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we may boldly say: "The prayer of faith will heal me, and if I have committed any sins they will be forgiven."

11. Because He has said: Heb. 13:18

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we may boldly say: "The Word of God for the early church is God's Word for me." See verses 7 and 9.

12. Because He has said: Matt. 8:13

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we may boldly say: "I can be on my way; I have prayed and believed; the answer will come."

13. Because He has said: 2 Corin. 2:14

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Date: Saturday, November 15, 2003 at 12:44:59 (CST)

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PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING

THE CONFESSION OF YOUR FAITH

1. Because He has said, Rom. 8:31.

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We may boldly say, "God is for me and no one can succeed against me."

2. Because He has said, 3 John 2

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We may boldly say, "God is concerned about the whole of my life."....

3. Because He has said, James 4:7

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We may boldly say, "The devil is fleeing from me, for I am steadfastly resisting him (my fleshly temptations) in Jesus Name. !

4. Because He has said, Luke 6: 38.

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We may boldly say, "The Lord is heaping up my blessings for I am giving to Him and to His work.

5. Because He has said, Mark 16:18

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We may boldly say, when we lay hands on the sick, "They are recovering because I am acting on His Word."

6. Because He has said, Mark 16:17

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We may boldly say "Demons are going out because I have commanded them to go in Jesus' name.


Date: Saturday, November 08, 2003 at 11:18:07 (CST)

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Study: Study 12.........ANSWERS..........THE OVERCOMER'S

1. By the Word of God, so that what is seen, was not made out of what is visible.

2. The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

3. It came to pass.

4. He calls into being that which does not exist. (As we should).. !!!

5. If you believe that you will receive what you pray and ask for, they shall be granted unto you.

6. I speak just as the Father has told me.

7.a. Be quick to hear.

b. Slow to Speak.

c. Do not stumble in what we say.

d. Speak the utterances of God.

8. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. !!!

9.a. Hold fast the confession of our hope (faith) without wavering.

b. Welcome them from a distance.

c. Confess you are a stranger on the earth (it is the promises of God that are real).

11. Tries to get us to doubt God's Word.

12. a. In hope against hope he believed.

b. Without becoming weak in faith he considered the circumstances.

c. He did not waver in unbelief.

d. He grew strong in faith.

e. He gave glory to God.

f. He was fully assured that what God promised, He was also able to perform.

13. Righteousness.

14. No, it was written also for those who believer in Him.

15. a. To hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering.

b. To have endurance.

16. Those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

17. Rest.

18. For the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.

19.a. The faith of Noah.

b. The children of Israel passed through the Red Sea as though it were dry land.

c. The walls of Jericho fell down by faith.

20. a. Lay aside every encumbrance and sin.

b. Run with endurance the race that is set before us.

c. Fix our eyes on Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.

21. Our faith. End of Study 12...


Date: Saturday, November 01, 2003 at 07:55:05 (CST)

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13. As a result of the fight and labor of faith, what did Abraham receive? Rom. 4:22.

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14. Was this written for Abraham's sake alone? Rom. 4:23,24.

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15. What do those believers have need of who are fighting the good fight of faith but have not yet received the promise? or seen what they are believeing for, come to pass? Heb. 10:23,35-38.

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16. If we do this, in whose steps will we follow? Heb. 6:11,12

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17. As we do believe God's Word, the Spirit of God will strengthen our faith so that we might have "full assurance of hope until the end" Heb. 6:11.What will also be our experience? Heb. 4:9-11

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18. As we fight the good "fight of faith", for what shall we earnestly contend? Jude 3.

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19. What were some examples of this faith? Heb. 11:7, 29, 30, 33-40.

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20. Therefore, what are we exhorted to do? Heb. 12:1,2.

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21. What is the thing that will continue to make us victorious overcomers? 1 John 5:4

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Date: Saturday, November 01, 2003 at 07:53:34 (CST)

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13. As a result of the fight and labor of faith, what did Abraham receive? Rom. 4:22.

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14. Was this written for Abraham's sake alone? Rom. 4:23,24.

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15. What do those believers have need of who are fighting the good fight of faith but have not yet received the promise? or seen what they are believeing for, come to pass? Heb. 10:23,35-38.

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16. If we do this, in whose steps will we follow? Heb. 6:11,12

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17. As we do believe God's Word, the Spirit of God will strengthen our faith so that we might have "full assurance of hope until the end" Heb. 6:11.What will also be our experience? Heb. 4:9-11

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18. As we fight the good "fight of faith", for what shall we earnestly contend? Jude 3.

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19. What were some examples of this faith? Heb. 11:7, 29, 30, 33-40.

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20. Therefore, what are we exhorted to do? Heb. 12:1,2.

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21. What is the thing that will continue to make us victorious overcomers? 1 John 5:4

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Date: Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 08:30:24 (CDT)

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7. What are we as believers exhorted to do concerning what and how to speak? James 1:19; James 3:2; 1 Peter 4:11.

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8. What lies in the power of the tongue? Prov. 18: 20,21

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Man's responsibility lies in faith. Faith is two fold. It is believing it in our heart and confessing it with our mouth.

9. What two exhortations are given to us concerning faith? Heb. 10:23; 1 Tim. 6:12.

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10. In order to fight the fight of faith what must we do? Heb. 11:13.

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11. Having laid hold of the promises, the fight of faith begins. We may be assaulted and attacked by fiery darts of satan. What will satan try to do? Gen. 3:1; John 8:44

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12. When Abraham was so tempted, what did he do? Rom. 4:18-21

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Date: Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 07:44:08 (CDT)

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PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING

THE LAW OF FAITH

In digging more and more deeply into this "law of faith", so that we might know and apply God's method in the performance of our God appointed task, we will discover a revelation in the Scripture by which God Himself performed His own first task of creation; and we are quick to realize that the same God indwelling us would use the same eternal principles in completing His New Creation.

We find the key to these principles in the Gospel of John. We who have been slaves to the visible world, things we can see and touch, make much of outward deeds and little of words. Yet what do we see in the principle of creation?

1. How were the worlds made? Heb. 11: 3

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2. Now what is faith? Heb. 11:1

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3. When God declared and said what would happen, what were the results? Gen. 1:1-3,9,24

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From this we see the principle of creation which in Heb. 11:3 is called faith. "By faith we understand the worlds were prepared.."

4. What does this creative Word of God actually do? Rom. 4:17

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5. Is not this the same power that Christ has given unto us as the songs of God? What is written here? Mark 11: 22-24.

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6. Let us look at the life of Christ. The Father thought His thoughts in Christ, for what did Jesus say? John 12: 49,50.

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Date: Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 07:43:45 (CDT)

Page No :1
Study: Study 12

THE OVERCOMER'S

PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING

THE LAW OF FAITH

In digging more and more deeply into this "law of faith", so that we might know and apply God's method in the performance of our God appointed task, we will discover a revelation in the Scripture by which God Himself performed His own first task of creation; and we are quick to realize that the same God indwelling us would use the same eternal principles in completing His New Creation.

We find the key to these principles in the Gospel of John. We who have been slaves to the visible world, things we can see and touch, make much of outward deeds and little of words. Yet what do we see in the principle of creation?

1. How were the worlds made? Heb. 11: 3

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2. Now what is faith? Heb. 11:1

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3. When God declared and said what would happen, what were the results? Gen. 1:1-3,9,24

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From this we see the principle of creation which in Heb. 11:3 is called faith. "By faith we understand the worlds were prepared.."

4. What does this creative Word of God actually do? Rom. 4:17

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5. Is not this the same power that Christ has given unto us as the songs of God? What is written here? Mark 11: 22-24.

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6. Let us look at the life of Christ. The Father thought His thoughts in Christ, for what did Jesus say? John 12: 49,50.

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Date: Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 07:49:20 (CDT)

Page No :8
Study: Study 11......................ANSWERS CONT......................THE OVERCOMER'S

14. Anointed with the oil of gladness above His companions.

15. That we might have His joy made full lin us.

16. They had no song of praise.

17. a. We were like those who dream.

b. Our mouth was filled with laughter.

c. Our tongue was filled with joyful shouting.

18. The shall praise the Lord.

19. The whole assembly worshiped until the sacrifice was complete.

20. To sing praise in the midst of the congregation.

21. a. A sacrifice of praise to God.

b. Continually.

22. They were as one...made one sound.

23. That we might be one.

24. a. Priests could not stand to minister because of the glory.

b.The glory of the Lord filled the house.

25. a. Christ will lbe glorified in His saints.

b. Christ will be marvelled at among all who have believed.

26. Praisers.

27.a. Sing to the Lord a new song.

b. Praise Him in the congregation of the godly ones.

c. Praise His name with dancing.

d. Sing praises with the timbrel and lyre.

28. Sing for joy on your bed.

29. . High praises of God in their mouth.

b. A two-edged sword in their hand.

30. a. Execute vengenacne on the nations.

b. Punishment on the peoples.

c. Bind their kings with chanins.

d. Bind their nobles with fetter of iron.

e. Execute on them the judgement written. The nations will be brought into subjection to Christ, the enemy defeated, and the martyred saints will reign with Christ.

31. Speculaitons and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God. And take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.

End of Study 11....


Date: Saturday, October 04, 2003 at 10:45:22 (CDT)

Page No :7
Study: Study 11.....................ANSWERS.......................THE OVERCOMER'S

1. Life of Praise and Thanksgiving.

a. By speaking to yourselves in psalms.

b. By speaking to yourselves in hymns.

c. By speaking to yourselves in spiritual songs.

d. Singing and making melody with your heart.

e. Giving thanks for all things.

2. In the infilling of the Spirit. Greek imples "go on being filled".

3. True worshippers, who worship Him in Spirit and in truth.

4. Because God is enthroned upon the praises of Isreal.

5. Turned to God.

6. God's

7.a. Station yourselves, face like flint !!!

b. Stand and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf.

8.a. Put your trust in the Lord your God, and His prophets.

b. Praise the Lord.

9.The Lord set ambushes against the enemies and they were destroyed.

10. Their grumbling.

11. Unbelief, (if we believe, we Obey)

12. a. You shall serve your enemies.

1. In hunger.

2. In thrist.

3. In nakedness. (open book).

4. In the lack of all things.

b.He will put an iron yoke on your neck.

c. He shall destroy you.

13. a. A garland instead of ashes.

b. The oil of gladness instead of mourning.

c. The mantel of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. Praise glorifies the Lord.


Date: Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 13:33:17 (CDT)

Page No :6
Study: Study 11

THE OVERCOMER'S

30. What does the Psalmist say that the praise of God and the wielding of a two-edged sword will do ? Psa. 149: 7-9.

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How does this compare with what is written in Rev. 19:15 and 20: 1-4 ?

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31. What are enemies the overcomer must conquer NOW with his "sword" of God's Word? 2 Corin. 10: 4,5.

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Saints of God, press into God's best and highest. When we come together into worship and praise, let us not settle for just another service, just another time of fellowship. Let us press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us travail before God and believe God for a moving of His Spirit until from the time the worship service begins we will begin rising into the heavenly places with such a sound of victory and glory that devils will tremble, angels will shout and sing with us, and the voice of the Son of God will be heard in the midst of His Church, and not just in our services, but daily..!!


Date: Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 07:08:03 (CDT)

Page No :5
Study: Study 11

THE OVERCOMER'S

23. What did Jesus pray in His intercessory prayer that is being fulfilled? John 17: 20-23.

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24. What happened as they lifted up their voice to praise the Lord? 2 Chron. 5: 13,14.

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25. What does Paul say shall happen to the saints in the last days? 2 Thess. 1: 10.

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26. In Psa. 149, what type of people does the Lord take pleasure?

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27. How are we exhorted to praise the Lord? Psa. 149: 1-3.

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28. What are we to do when we go to bed? Psa. 149:5

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29. We know that the overcomer is the one who rules and rejoices and executes Judgement with Christ. What two things are characteristic of the Old Test. overcomer mentioned in Psa. 149:6?

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Date: Saturday, September 13, 2003 at 07:48:44 (CDT)

Page No :4
Study: Study 11

THE OVERCOMER'S

17. What happened when Zion was brought forth from captivity? Psa. 126:1-3

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18. The time for the restoration of all things is at hand. What is the character- istic of those people that will be a part of this restoration of Zion, the spiritual city of God? Psa. 102:18-22.

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19. When the temple was restored under Hezekiah, what was the order of worship? 2 Chron. 29:25-28

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20. Jesus knew great joy through a life of praise and true worship of the Father. What is His desire now as He lives in His Church through the Spirit? Heb. 2:11,12.

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21.Before any priest of the Old Testament could approach the Lord, he had to bring a sacrifice. What sacrifice ought we bring as New Testament priests? Heb. 13: 15.

a._______________________________________________________ How often are we to offer this sacrifice?

b._______________________________________________________

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22. The Epistles teach us that we are living stones being built together as a holy habitation or house for the Lord. God is now in the process of restoring and building up this spiritual house. Read 2 Chron. 5:11-14. What was the characteristic of the praisers and singers? 2 Chron. 5:13.

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Date: Saturday, September 06, 2003 at 13:19:44 (CDT)

Page No :3
Study: Study 11

THE OVERCOMER'S

12. What is the fate promised to Israel for not serving the Lord with a glad heart for the abundance of all things, that is being thankful for all things? Deut. 28:47,48.

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1. _____________________________________________________

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2. _____________________________________________________

3.______________________________________________________

4.______________________________________________________

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13. Jesus came to make it possible for us to rejoice. What provision did He make for us? Isa. 61:3

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b.______________________________________________________

c.______________________________________________________

What does this joyful attitude of praise do for the Lord?

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14. Jesus was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. What was written about Him? Heb. 1:9.

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15. In Christ's intercessory prayer, what did He pray for His own? John 17:13

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Christ HAS provided joy for us. Now! It is our inheritance. Child Of God, if you lack joy, You must take it so this joy will be flowing through your life.

16. Psa. 137 speaks of the captivity of Zion which is like unto the Church which is in captivity to the doctrine of men and bound by tradition. What happened to Zion in captivity? Psa. 137: 1-4

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Date: Saturday, August 30, 2003 at 07:20:05 (CDT)

Page No :1
Study: Study 11

THE OVERCOMER'S

3. For what type of worshippers is God the Father looking for? John 4:23,24

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4. Why is praise so powerful? Psa. 22: 3

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Let us look at the record of provious saints, as examples for our learning, in the midst of battle. Read 2 Chron. 20: 12-23.

5. What did Jehosphat do when he saw his enemies were coming against him? 2 Chron. 20:12.

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6. If we apply the Lord's words to Judah, whose "battle" is it to deal with the things that come upon us? 2 Chron. 20:15.

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7. What were they exhorted to do? 2 Chorn. 20:17

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8. What position did God expect them to take? 2 Chron. 20:20,21.

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9. What happened to the enemy when the children of God began to sing and praise? 2 Chron. 20:22,23.

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Read Numbers 14: 22-30

10. What kept the Israelites out of the promised land?

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11. Of what was this really a sign?

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Date: Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 07:30:07 (CDT)

Page No :1
Study: Page 1Study 11

THE OVERCOMER'S

PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING

"But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may observe it." Deut. 30:14

"Let the godly ones exult in glory; Let them sing for joy on their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And the two-edged sword in their hand." Psa. 149: 5,6.

PART 1

VICTORY IN THE HIGH PRAISES OF GOD

"The weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of strongholds. (Fortresses, Spiritual enemies).. 2 Corin. 10:4.

There are many weapons in God's arsenal. One of the mightiest weapons is praise. This more than just sincerely praising God, or even praising with an anointing. When one saint begins to praise the Lord, he can chase a thousand. But when the number of saints double, and two are joined together in their praises unto God, the results are multiplied ten-fold. For "Two shall put 10,000 to flight."

And hear this, beloved...when a body of anointed saints of God begins to sound forth the high praises of God, devils tremble, the heavens are shaken, and thrones begin to topple. We are in a warfare, and God has put a mighty weapon into our hands. Humans living in a natural realm cannot understand the life of praise. But devils understand the language, and they hate it. For Praise is the heavenly language of victory through Jesus. "Praising the Lord puts the devil to flight."It is the "high praises" of God that are to be in the mouth of His Overcomers.

1. To what type of life are we called? Eph. 5:18-20

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How is this life of praise accomplished?

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b.______________________________________________________

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2. Where does the power lie to continue walking in this life of praise and worship? Eph. 5:18

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Date: Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 07:00:16 (CDT)

Page No :4
Study: Study 10.........ANSWERS.........THE OVERCOMER'S

1 1/4 Pgs.

1. To be conformed to the image of His Son.

2. From Heaven.

3. God is love, we must love also.

4. He sent His only begotten Son into the World, that we might live through Him.

5. a. He first loved us.

b. While we were yet siners, Christ died for us.

c. According to His Mercy, He saved us.

6. a. Love one another.

b. Abide in His love.

c. Lay down your life for your friends.

7. Keep His Commandments.

8. Love one another as Christ loves us.

9. His joy will be in us and our joy will be full.

10. a. Be born of God

b. By the Holy Ghost.

11. a. Seek our neighbor's good.

b. Please your neighbor for his good, to his edification.

c. Seek to profit many that they may be saved.

d. Love your enemies.

e. Do good to them that hate you.

f. Bless them that curse you.

g. Pray for those who mistreat you.

12. a. It is patient.

b. It is kind.

c. It is not jealous.

d. It does not brag.

e. It is not arrogant.

f. It does not act unbecomingly.

g. It does not seek its own.

h. It is not provoked.

i. It does not take into account a wrong we've suffered.

j. It does not rejoice in unrighteousness.

k. It rejoices in the truth.

l. It bears all things.

m. It believes all things.

n. It hopes in all things.

o. It endures all things.

13. Yes.

14. The fulness of God.

15. Love never fails, that is, never ends.

16. We abide in God and God abides in us.

17. Our love is made perfect.

End of Study 10


Date: Saturday, August 09, 2003 at 10:32:13 (CDT)

Page No :3
Study: Study 10

THE OVERCOMER'S

This is the supernatural love that is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. This love becomes strong by exercising it. Letting this love loose is letting God loose in you, for God is love. This love will lead a person out of selfishness, out of weakness and failure, into the very strength of Christ.

13. Is it possible for us to experience this kind of love? Eph. 3:17-19.

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14. Knowing this love fills us with what? Eph. 3:17-19

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15. If we have been walking in love toward our family, friends, or enemies and they have not responded to God or they have treated us wrongly, what sure word of promise do we have? 1 Corin. 13:8.

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16. As we believe in love and walk in the way of love what does this show about our relationship to the Father? 1 John 4:16.

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17. As we walk in love, practicing it daily, what happens? 1 John 4:17.

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ANSWERS NEXT WEEK


Date: Saturday, August 02, 2003 at 06:40:46 (CDT)

Page No :2
Study: Study 10

THE OVERCOMER'S

9. If we keep this commandment, what will happen? John 15:11

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10. How can we have this great love? 1 John 4:7; Rom. 5:5

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We see from these verses that if we have been born again and filled with the Holy Spirit, we have received that love. It is like the measure of faith that we have received. We must exercise faith and love in order for it to grow in our heart. As we yield to love, selfishness stops reigning.

11. What are some ways in which we can exercise this love? 1 Corin. 10:24; Rom. 15:1,2; 1 Corin. 10:33; Luke 6:27,28.

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b.______________________________________________________

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c.______________________________________________________

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d.______________________________________________________

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g.______________________________________________________

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12. List the characteristics of this "agape" love that we have in our hearts after we have been born of God. 1 Corin. 13:4-7.

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b.______________________________________________________

c.______________________________________________________

d.______________________________________________________

e.______________________________________________________

f.______________________________________________________

g.______________________________________________________

h.______________________________________________________

i.______________________________________________________

j.______________________________________________________

k.______________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 06:44:24 (CDT)

Page No :1
Study: Study 10THE OVERCOMER'S

RIGHTEOUSNESS TAKING ON THE NATURE OF GOD

There is in the World today an abundance of moral sickness. There is the very fulness of satan. It is apparent everywhere. Men are controlled by the devil. A new order is coming, however. Man is to be controlled by God, filled with His Spirit, His Life, swayed by Him, ruled by Him.

1. For what purpose were we called? Rom. 8:29.

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2. God made the first man out of the dust of the earth. The first man is of the earth...earthy...From where is the "second man" ? 1 Corin. 15:47-49.

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3. According to John, what is God's nature and how does this nature affect us? 1 John 4:8.

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4. How was the love of God manifested toward us? 1 John 4:9

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5. How was true "agape" spiritually defined in Jesus? 1 John 4:10; Rom. 5:7,8; Titus 3:3-7.

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b.________________________________________________

c.________________________________________________

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6. What are we exhorted to do? 1 John 4:11; John 15:9,13.

a.________________________________________________

b.________________________________________________

c.________________________________________________

7. How do we abide in the love of God? John 15:10

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8. What is His Commandment? John 15:12

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Date: Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 10:24:24 (CDT)

Page No :12
Study: Study 9........ANSWERS CONT.........THE OVERCOMER'S

27. a. God sent His Son to condemn sin in the flesh.

b. That the righeousness of the law might be fulfilled in those who walk according to the Spirit.

28. No.

29. We are being transformed into Christ's image.

30. His divine power through the true knowledge of Him has granted us these things.

31.a. Receive my Words.

b. Treasure my Commandments within you.

c. Make your ear attentive to wisdom.

d. Incline your heart to understanding.

e. Cry for discernment.

f. Lift your voice for understanding.

g. Search for her as silver and hidden treasures.

32. a. Righteousness.

b. Justice.

c. Equity and every good course.

33. From faith to faith.

34. a. Justice will dwell in the wilderness.

b. Righteousness will abide in the fertile field.

35. a. Peace.

b. Quietness.

c. Confidence forever.

36. a. Shall hear what God will say.

b. He shall speak peace to His people.

c. He will not let them turn back to folly.

d. His salvation shall be near.

e. His glory may dwell in our land.

f. Lovingkindness and truth have met together.

g. Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

h. Truth springs from the earth.

i. Righteousness looks down from heaven.

j. God will give what is good.

k. Righteousness will go before Him and make His footsteps into a way.

End of Study 9


Date: Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 13:02:57 (CDT)

Page No :11
Study: Study 9........ANSWERS CONT........THE OVERCOMER'S

11. Through the true knowledge of Him.

12. By His prescious and magnificent promises.

13. a. Through faith.

b. Through patience.

14. By faith.

15. They did not pursue it by faith.

16. Unbelief, Rebellion, Disobediance.

17.a. Put aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness.

b. Receive with humility the Word implanted in your heart.

c. Be doers of the Word, not just hearers.

18. a. Loins girded with truth.

b. The Mind.

19. Confess sin and be forgiven.

20. a. Look intently at the perfect law of liberty.

b. Abide by it.

c. Do not become a forgetful hearer.

d. Be an effectual doer.

21.a. Blind, or short-sighted.

b. Has forgotten his purification from his former sins.

22. By works.

23. Believed the promises of God...that God could even raise up Isaac from the dead.

24. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God.

25.a. The mind set on the flesh is death.

b. The mind set on the Spirit is life and peace.

26. a. It is hostile toward God.

b. It does not subject itself to the law of God.

c. It cannot even be subjected to the law of God.


Date: Saturday, July 05, 2003 at 09:38:22 (CDT)

Page No :10
Study: ANSWERS...............Study 9...............THE OVERCOMER'S

1.a. Deny ungodliness and worldly desires.

b. Live sensibly, righteously and godly.

2.a. To redeem us from every lawless deed.

b. To purify for Himself a people for His own possession.

c. To have a people zealous for good deeds.

3.a. Made free from sin.

b. Become enslaved to God.

c. Fruit resulting in sanctification.

d. Outcome---everlasting life.

e. Qualified us to share in the inheritance.

f. Delivered from darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of His Beloved Son.

g. Granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness.

4.a. To righteousness.

b. To holiness of the truth.

5. Because we are not renewed in the spirit of our mind.

6. Ignorance.

7. In our minds

8.a. Be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.

b.Walk worthy of the Lord.

c. Bearing fruit in every good work.

d. Increasing in the knowledge of God.

e. Have a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.

f. Eyes of our heart may be enlightened.

a. To know what is the hope of His calling.

b. To know the riches of the glory of His inheritance.

c. To know what is the surpassing greatness of His power.

9. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

10. a. Renewed to a true knowledge.

b. Made clean by the Word of the Lord Jesus.


Date: Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 06:35:10 (CDT)

Page No :9
Study: Study 9

THE OVERCOMER'S

35. What shall the work of righteousness produce and what shall the effect of it be? Isa. 32:17.

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b._______________________________________________

c._______________________________________________

36. What description do we have of the generation who will walk in God's righteousness? Psa. 85: 8-13.

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b._______________________________________________

c._______________________________________________

d._______________________________________________

e._______________________________________________

f._______________________________________________

g._______________________________________________

h._______________________________________________

i._______________________________________________

j.________________________________________________

k._______________________________________________

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End of Study:.....Next Week...Answers to study 9.


Date: Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 06:46:39 (CDT)

Page No :8
Study: Study 9

THE OVERCOMER'S

29. Every false religion in the world is based on man's own efforts to attain to God and godliness. What is one difference between false religion that encourages man to produce good works by his own efforts and Christianity? 2 Corin. 3:18.

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30. By what means does He give us the things that pertain to life and godliness? 2 Pet. 1:3.

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31. How do we find the knowledge of God? Prov. 2:1-5.

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c._______________________________________________

d._______________________________________________

e._______________________________________________

f._______________________________________________

g._______________________________________________

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32. When we find the knowledge of God, what will we then understand? Prov.2:9

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b._______________________________________________

c._______________________________________________

33. How is God's righteousness revealed to us? Rom. 1:17

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34. In the last days, the Spirit is being poured out. What is the end result of this going to produce? Isa. 32:15,16.

a. ______________________________________________

b. ______________________________________________

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<><"For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." * Matt. 12:37


Date: Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 13:49:08 (CDT)

Page No :7
Study: Study 9

THE OVERCOMER'S

22. We see an example of Abraham's faith in the book of James. How did he demonstrate his faith? James 2:21.

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23. What did Abraham believe? Heb. 11:17-19

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24. How does faith come? Rom. 10:17

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25. We find in Romans that there are two types of minds. What does it say about them? Rom. 8:6

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b.________________________________________________________

26. What else is written about the mind set on the flesh? Rom. 8:7

a.________________________________________________________

b.________________________________________________________

c.________________________________________________________

To struggle then by our own works and efforts, by our trying harder, by our struggling to be more like Jesus, we will never come into His image, but will reap from the fleshly efforts death and condemnation. Let us look again at our diagram of the 3 men.

27. Therefore, what the flesh, the law, and our own efforts cannot produce, God did. What did He do? Rom. 8:3,4.

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b.________________________________________________________

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28. Are you under obligation to live according to the flesh, the carnal mind? Rom. 8:12,13.

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Date: Saturday, June 07, 2003 at 06:05:27 (CDT)

Page No :6
Study: Study9

THE OVERCOMER'S

Now the soul is the seat of our personality, intellect, and will. It is our mind area. As our mind is washed with the Word, we recognize those thoughts that are exalting themselves above the knowledge of the truth; therefore, we can cast these thoughts down. If we do not know what the Word says we are, and can do, then we do not recognize the fiery darts of satan.

18. In order to take the shield of faith (faith in the Word) to quench the fiery darts of the wicked one, what must we have first? Eph. 6:14-16.

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What are the loins? 1 Pet. 1:13

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We are exhorted in James to be doers of the Word and not hearers only. Faith requires action. If someone is sick, then we must be doers of the Word, laying hands on them that they may be healed. We must cast down every thought that tries to tell us it won't work and do it anyway.

19. If you have sinned, what should you do? 1 Jn. 1:9

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According to this word, you are not only forgiven, but the problem is removed. There is no filthy thing dwelling within you. Your only need is to submit your mind to the Word, that it might be washed and renewed in whatever area of your life that you had the problem.

20. In order to be a doer of the Word, what must we do? James 1:23-25

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c________________________________________________

d________________________________________________

Therefore, we look into the Word and believe what it says, not going our own way trying to remedy the problem, but accepting what God says we are and accepting His provision for us. We then act. This is being a doer of the Word.

21. James warns us not to be a forgetful hearer but to act on the Word we have received. Peter also exhorts us on this. In 2 Pet.1:5-8, the fruits of the spirit are listed. What reason does Peter give for lacking these fruits? 2 Pet. 1:9

a.________________________________________________

_________________________________________________

b.________________________________________________

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Date: Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 06:32:59 (CDT)

Page No :5
Study: Study 9

THE OVERCOMER'S

12. How are we made partakers of this divine nature? Heb. 6:12 2 Pet. 1:4

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13. How do we inherit these promises? Heb. 6:12

a.______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

b.______________________________________________________

14. How then do we partake of the righteousness of God? Rom. 9:30

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15. What kept Israel from experiencing righteousness? Rom. 9:31,32

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

Therefore, we see that in order to experience the new creation reality of righteousness (which means the ability to stand before God without guilt, inferiority, or condemnation), we must accept what God says we are by faith and submit our mind to the Word of God, that it might be renewed.

16. What will keep us from experiencing this reality of righteousness and godli- ness? Heb. 4:1-3

________________________________________________________

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________________________________________________________

17. In James we see this teaching repeated again. What three things does he exhort us to do? James 1:21,22.

a._______________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

b._______________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

c._______________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

In James we are exhorted to lay aside all filthiness and all that remains of wick- edness. We have already discovered that we have been made free from the old Adamic sin nature; consequently, this laying aside of wickedness has to do with the renewing of the mind that yet remains unrenewed.


Date: Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 06:39:28 (CDT)

Page No :4
Study: Study 9

THE OVERCOMER'S

FACTS ABOUT THE SPIRITUAL MAN:

1. God is the Father.

2. Freed from the sin nature.

3. Governed by the Word of God...

4. Love seeks not its own.

5. Renewed in knowledge, walking after the image of Jesus.

6. Through faith and patience inherits the promises.

7. Overcomes in all things, reigning as a king in the life.

Rom. 5:17,, Has God's nature, A renewed mind controlled by the Spirit, located Near the heart.

8. What prayer did Paul pray for the early Christians in order that they might walk worthy of the Lord ? Col. 1:9,10; Eph. 1: 17-19.

a.______________________________________________________

b.______________________________________________________

c.______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

d.______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

e.______________________________________________________

f.______________________________________________________

1. _____________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

2.______________________________________________________

3.______________________________________________________

9. What does Paul exhort us to do? Rom. 12:2.

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_______________________________________________________

10. How is the mind renewed? Col. 3:10; John 15:3.

a.______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

b.______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

11. How does the type of life and godliness that we see recorded in the Bible become a reality in experience? 2 Pet. 1:3.

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Date: Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 09:53:09 (CDT)

Page No :3
Study: Study 9

THE OVERCOMER'S

4. In time past we found ourselves filled with sin, children of the darkness. How have we been created as a new creature. Eph. 4:24. ?

a._______________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

b._______________________________________________________

5. If we as a new creature are created in righteousness and true holiness, and if we are not governed by the sin nature, then why do we react to certain things after the manner of the old life and sin against God? Eph. 4:22,23.

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

It is because of the unregenerated, unrenewed mind, which is governed by the knowledge of the old life. We will go over some scriptures now that will explain this more fully, but first let us look at the 3 types of man.

6. What is one thing that excluded us from the life of God.? Eph. 4:17,18.

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________________________________________________________

7. Where were we enemies? Col. 1:21.

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KINGDOM OF DARKNESS: Some facts about the Old Man:

1. Satan is the father of the old Adamic nature. Our Flesh...

2. Bound by the sin nature.

3. Governed by the 5 senses.

4. Selfish nature.

5. Walking after the knowledge of this world.

6. Earthbound, earthy....

7. The wages of sin is death.

KINGDOM OF GOD: Facts about the Spiritual Baby:

1. God is the Father.

2. Freed from the sin nature, but BECAUSE OF IGNORANCE:

3. Governed by the 5 senses.

4. Seeks our own way.

5. Walks after the knowledge of this World.

6. Earthbound through ignorance and lack of Obediance.


Date: Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 09:56:54 (CDT)

Page No :2
Study: Study 9

THE OVERCOMER'S

"For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as the garden causes the things sown in it to spring up; So the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations. For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not keep quiet, until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, and her salvation like a torch that is burning. A seed shall serve Him; it will be told of the Lord to the coming generation." Isa. 61:11; 62:1; Psa. 22:30.

Let us look now into that perfect law of liberty, that our minds might be enlightened to understand what we are in Christ that we might show forth the glory of Him who has called us from darkness to walk in this marvelous light.

1. How are we exhorted to live in this present age? Titus 2:12.

a._______________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

b._______________________________________________________

2. Why did Christ give Himself for us? Titus 2:14

a._______________________________________________________

b._______________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

c._______________________________________________________

3. Christ has redeemed us from all iniquity. What does the Bible say about us as the new creation? Rom. 6:22; Col. 1:12,13; 2 Pet. 1:3.

a._______________________________________________________

b._______________________________________________________

c._______________________________________________________

d._______________________________________________________

e._______________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

f._______________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

g._______________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

We have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God. We are no longer governed by the old Adamic nature, but we are born by the Spirit of God; we are a new creature; we have not the nature of our old father satan, but we have the nature of God our father, made possible through the sacrifice of Jesus.


Date: Saturday, May 03, 2003 at 09:46:27 (CDT)

Page No :1
Study: Study 9

THE OVERCOMER'S
RIGHTEOUSNESS...THE NEW CREATION REALITY

Jesus therefore was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "IF you abide in my Word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Jn. 8:31,32. (Abiding in the Word, is abiding in Him, being IN HIM.)

Since the beginning of the New Covenant when God, through Christ, made it possible for man to become a new creature and to become born again of the Spirit of God, satan has been defeated. When the first person in the upper room became born again and filled with the Holy Spirit, satan saw his slaves shaking off their manacles. He saw his prisoners set free. He saw joy-filled hearts where there had been tears; he saw the defeated become his master, he saw faith grow where doubt and fear had reigned. He saw a new race of men, a new species come into being. He saw the new birth take place. He saw God take men out of his grip and fill their hearts with love where selfishness had been. He saw men and women standing in the presence of God without a sense of guilt, inferiority, or condemnation. This shook the very foundations of hell.

Satan slew Jesus to destroy Him forever. Instead of that, His death and resurrection gave birth to this new creation family. They multiplied so rapidly that he realized he must destroy them before they destroyed him. Satan did not know this was going to be the result of his crucifying Christ. For Paul said in 1 Corin. 2:7,8, "But we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom, which God predestined before the ages to our glory; which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory."

Satan knew nothing of it. He saw he was defeated. Every time he destroyed a Christian, it gave birth to another. He feared God's Word on the lips of these new creation men more than anything he had ever faced. He tried to destroy the Word. Wherever God's Word was preached, it gave birth to new Christians. Satan saw these Christians fed on the Word, and in days they became more like the Master. To destroy the Word would stop their increase. During the 700 years of the Dark Ages, he tried to smother the Word, but Martin Luther gave birth to it again.

Even today satan seeks to keep us from God's Word...and seeks to destroy the reputation and life of thise who preach the truth that is found therein. It is imperative in these last days that we give God's Word its rightful place in our life, that we seek to understand it and that we by faith seek to walk in everything God's Word says we are.

God has ordained that the generation of the end be one that walks in everything that God says that we are or can do.


Date: Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 13:21:21 (CDT)

Page No :8
Study: Study 8..............ANSWERS CONT..............THE OVERCOMER'S

15. Everything pertaining to life and godliness...through the true knowledge of Him.

16. Glory and virtue (or excellance).

17. By the precious and magnificent promises.
The corruption that is in this world.

18. a. We are blind. (The blindman)

b. We are shortsighted. (Leah)

c. Forgotten our purification from former sins.

19. a. You are fallen from grace.

b. Nulify the grace of God.

20. Righteousness is reckoned to him who believes.

21. It is by faith, that it might be in accordance with grace.

22. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Yes.

23. a. With a sincere heart.

b. In full assurance of faith.

c. Having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience.

d. Having our bodies washed with pure water. (The Word)..

24. Yes.

No.

25. God's.

26. Perfected for all time those who are sanctified.

27. a. Do not waver in unbelief.

b. Be strong in faith.

c. Give glory to God.

d. Be fully assured that what He has promised He is able to perform.. Righteousness. Hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering.

End of Study 8


Date: Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 09:54:08 (CDT)

Page No :7
Study: Study 8................ANSWERS CONT..............THE OVERCOMER'S

1.a. Lawlessness.

b. Darkness.

2.a. Fruit of death.

b. Impurity.

c. Lawlessness resulting in further lawlessness.

3. a. Experience like the tossing sea.

b. Experience like the toss up of refuse and mud.

c. No peace.

4. a. Has delivered us from the domain of darkness.

b. Has transferred us to the Kingdom of His beloved Son.

c. We have redemption through His Blood.

d. Forgiveness of sins.

5. He was made sin for us. That we might be made the
righteousness of God in Him.

6. He who has faith in Jesus.

7. To put away sin.

8. a. In righteousness

b. In holiness of the truth.

9. A new creature

It has passed away.

10.a. We are made free from sin.

b. We become servants of God.

c. We have fruit resulting in sanctification.

d. The end........everlasting life.

11. Cleansed us from all sin and righteousness.

12. By faith.

13. By faith in Christ.

14. By faith.


Date: Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 07:23:01 (CDT)

Page No :6
Study: Study 8

THE OVERCOMER'S

23. How are we to draw near the throne? Heb. 10:22

a.______________________________________________________

b.______________________________________________________

c.______________________________________________________

d.______________________________________________________

24. Do we dare to believe that we are what God says we are?

________________________________________________________

If we do not, is God Pleased? Heb. 10:3

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________________________________________________________

We have become the righteousness of God in Him, but we have been living as slaves when we ought to reign as kings. We yielded without a fight when we heard the adversary roar about our unworthiness to stand in God's presence. The sin problem stops being a problem the moment we know what we are in Christ's righteousness, and Sonship has ceased to be a problem when we know who the Word says we are. Satan's dominion over us is broken. When you become a new creature, a partaker of the divine nature, the old nature loses its hold.

25. Whose children are we? 1 John 3:2

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26. What has Jesus done for us? Heb. 10:14

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27. What must we do in light of all these things? Rom. 4: 20,21.

a.______________________________________________________

b.______________________________________________________

c.______________________________________________________

d.______________________________________________________

And if we do these things, what do we now have? Rom. 4:22-24

_______________________________________________________

What are we exhorted to do? Heb. 10:23

_______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

This new sense of righteousness, this new fact of righteousness, utterly destroys the sin consciousness, and we enter into that fellowship, the oneness with the Father against which the gates of hell cannot prevail.


Date: Saturday, April 05, 2003 at 09:45:25 (CST)

Page No :5
Study: Study 8

THE OVERCOMER'S

16. To what has God called us ? 2 Pet. 1:3

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17. How are we made partakers of the divine nature? 2 Pet. 1:4

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From what have we escaped?

_______________________________________________________

18. The next few verses list the fruits of the Spirit. If we lack these fruits, what is wrong? 2 Pet. 1:9

a.______________________________________________________

b.______________________________________________________

c.______________________________________________________

To stand before God with a sin consciousness robs us of fellowship with the Father. Because People are ignorant of the above Scriptures, they try to quiet their consciences by going to church, doing penance, fasting, giving money, saying prayers, doing good deeds, giving up pleasures, confessing sins, fighting bad habits, putting themselves under discipline of self-denial and self-abasement, by neglecting the body. All these methods have been tried. Every earnest spirit has attempted some of them.

19. If we seek to be justified by these things, what have we done? Gal. 2:21; 5:4;

a.______________________________________________________

b.______________________________________________________

20. But what does the Word say? Rom. 4:3,5

_______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

21. Then, what can we conclude? Rom. 4:16

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22. What does Rom. 8:1 say?

_______________________________________________________

Do we really believe this?

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Date: Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 08:21:36 (CST)

Page No :4
Study: Study 8

THE OVERCOMER'S

8. How is the new man created ? Eph. 4:24.

a._______________________________________________________

b._______________________________________________________

9. What are all those who are in Christ ? 2 Corin. 5: 17.

________________________________________________________

What has happened to the to the old life ?

________________________________________________________

10. What else has happened to us ? Rom. 6: 22

a._______________________________________________________

b._______________________________________________________

c._______________________________________________________

d._______________________________________________________

Bretheran, those who are going on to know the Lord, do we really believe all this? We can stand before God in this hour without any condemnation, sense of inferiority, guilt and unworthiness, and with absolute freedom. God has declared us to be all these things...to be righteous before Him, to be Holy and without blame before Him. Jesus has paid a great price that we might know this righteousness. He says we are all these things.

11. What has the blood of Jesus done for us ? 1 John 1:7,9.

________________________________________________________

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12. How are we justified ? Rom. 5: 1.

________________________________________________________

13. How are we made righteous ? Rom. 3: 20-22.

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14. How do wehave access into this grace in which we stand before the throne of God without condemnation,, sense of guilt, and free from inferiorit, even the way Christ Jesus Himself stands before the Father? Rom. 5: 2.

_______________________________________________________

15. What has Jesus given us ? 2 Pet. 1:3

________________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 08:02:56 (CST)

Page No :2
Study: Study 8

THE OVERCOMER'S

What the scripture says about us is absolutely true: that God Himself is now our very righteousness, and that we are the righteousness of God in Him. On the basis of this we are partakers of teh divine nature 2 Pet. 1:4. There is now no condemnation to us who " walk in the light as He Himself is in the light."

The whole teaching of the modern church in regard to separaton from the world is vague and illusive. One branch of the church has taught that after we are born again we still have "fallen nature" in us. That is the sin nature that came into Adam at the fall. Some acknowledge the fact that God has provided a new birth but feel that His new birth is a flat failure. They think the only thing He can do is give us eternal life and forgive us, that He cannot give us victory over the old nature. This is not true because it is not the Word of God. 2 Corin. 5:17, "Therefore IF any man is IN Christ he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come."

Many think they are born again, they had this unexplained experience which I will refer to "many are called, but only a few are chosen"...we are first tested, before chosen. If we continue to live in sin, and disobey the word of God, if we crawl out of the fires when it gets to hot, and put our will before God's will, then we will not receive His baptism...

A man cannot be in Christ and be governed by the old nature. He is either in the Family of God or in the family of satan. 1 John 3:10 states "By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother." There can be no real development of faith, no strong victorious Christian life with a mixed conception...we are either new creatures or we are not." When Paul says, "Sin shall not lord it over you," he means exaclty what he says. If you live a life of weakness and defeat it is because you do not know what you are in Christ. Until man is righteousness and knows it, satan reigns over him, and sin and disease are his masters. But the instant he knows that he is the righteousness of God in Christ and knows what that righteousness means, satan is defeated. The supreme need of the Church at this hour is to know what we are in Christ, how the Father looks upon us, and what He considers us to be.

1. The natural man ismore than a sinner and violater of the law. What does 2 Corin. 6:14 call him?

a._______________________________________________________

b._______________________________________________________

The natural man is iniquity, he is by nature a child of wrath. He is united with satan as the believer is united with God.


Date: Saturday, March 08, 2003 at 07:27:29 (CST)

Page No :1
Study: Study 8

THE OVERCOMER'S
"THE RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT IS BY FAITH"

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes....For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, but the righteous shall live by faith." Rom. 1:16,17.

The Church has been very strong in teaching man his need of righteousness, his weakness and inability to please God. She has preached against unbelief, world conformity, and lack of faith, but she has been sadly lacking in bringing forward the truth of what we are in Christ, or how righteousness and faith are available.

Most of our hymns put our redemption off until after death:

* We are going to have rest when we get to heaven.

* We are going to have victory when we get to heaven.

* We are going to be overcomer's when we get to heaven.

* We are going to have peace with God when we get to heaven.

* There will be no more failings when we get to heaven.

The hymns say we have nothing on this side except failure, misery, disappointment and weakness. What does the Lord mean when He says, "You are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power?".. When are we to be complete? Is it in this life or the next? What does He mean in Rom. 8:37, "But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us." When are we to be more than conquerors? Is it after death when we leave this vale of tears? And Phil. 4:13 says, "I can do all things through Him who stengthens me." When is it that we are going to be able to do all things? Is it after we finish the course and stand with Him in the new heaven and the new earth? He decalres in Rom. 8:1, "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." When does this become ours?

When does Rom. 5:1 become a realityl? (Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.") When are we to find this glorious thing called peace? When has Jesus "become to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption"? Is that to come to us only at death, or is it a fact for us now? He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. " We know the first part is true. But is the last part true? Are we to become rightousness in the present life, or are we to become rightous after death?

The reason for practically every spiritual failure can be traced to sin consciousness. It destroys faith; it destroys the initiative in the heart. It gives man an inferiority complex; it robs us of all fellowship and communion with the Father.


Date: Saturday, March 01, 2003 at 10:02:22 (CST)

Page No :7
Study: Study 7....................ANSWERS CONT......................The Overcomer's

23.a. A new creature.

b. No.

24. a. Lay it aside.

b. Through the spiritual experience signified and provided in water baptism.

c. 1. Destroying speculations.

2. Destroying every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God.

3. Taking every thought captive to the Obediance of God.

25. a. Put it on.

b. 1. Be renewed in the spirit of your mind.

2. Be renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of Him.

26. a. In righteousness.

b. In holiness of the truth. Those similar to Jesus.

27. Walking in the spirit.

28. a. We are dead to the law.

b. We are joined to Christ.

c. We shall bear fruit for God.

29. The law of sin and death.

30. Have Faith.

31. a. Righteousness.

b. Sin shall not be master over you.

c. We are made free from sin.

d. We have become servants to God.

e. We have fruit, resulting in sanctification .

f. We have everlasting life.

32. a. With confidence.

b. With full assurance of faith.

c. Having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience.

d. Having our bodies washed with pure water.

End of Study 7


Date: Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 09:37:38 (CST)

Page No :6
Study: Study 7...........ANSWERS...............The Overcomer's

1. No.

2. Throuogh the offering of the body of Jesus.

3. Once.

4. You must have ("unshakeable") FAITH...

5. The Lord Jesus, who shed His blood for us.

6. Through the blood sacrifice of Jesus.

7. Confess our sins...No.

8. a. Forgive our sins.

b. Cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

9. All unrighteousness. Righteous and holy.

10. He was a man of unclean lips.

11. a. He confessed his sins.

b. He mourned.

12. a. His iniquity was taken away.

b. His sin was forgiven.

c. It was taken away.

d. Righteous.

13. No.

a. Believed God took his sins away.

b. Offered himself to God.

c. No.

14. It is written cursed is everyone who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law, to perform them. Our new nature, makes it now possible to live by it...as we walk in the Spirit, and not in the flesh.

15. No.

16. By faith in Christ's redemptive work.

17. He believed in God.

18. No.

19. a. It was added because of transgressions.

b. It was a tutor to bring us to Christ.

20. Until the seed should come....Jesus.

21. The new Covenant

22. a. The law will be put in our minds and written upon our hearts.

b. To Fulfill the Law. (By giving us HIS Spirit).


Date: Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 07:39:30 (CST)

Page No :5
Study: Study 7

THE OVERCOMER'S

28. What does God say has actually happened to us? Rom. 7: 4-6

a.______________________________________________________

b.______________________________________________________

c.______________________________________________________

29. From what does God say you are naturally free? Rom. 8:2

_______________________________________________________

30. What are we to do to establish a right relationship with God? Rom. 3:21-22 Notice from vs. 20 that Paul here speaks of "justicfication", that is, the being counted as righteous in Gd's sight...fully forgiven. On the basis of our being counted as righteous, the Spirit works inward righteousness in our hearts. Forgiveness then is the basis of inward holiness.

_______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

31. If we believe that there is power in the Blood of Jesus Christ and if we believe that God is able to do what He promises, then what can we expect? Rom. 3:22; 6:14,22.

a.______________________________________________________

b.______________________________________________________

c.______________________________________________________

d.______________________________________________________

e.______________________________________________________

f.______________________________________________________

32. In light of what we have learned from this study, how can we approach the throne of God? Heb. 10: 19,22.

a.______________________________________________________

b.______________________________________________________

c.______________________________________________________

d.______________________________________________________

Memory vs. Rom. 10: 3,4. End of Study 7 Answers next week...


Date: Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 10:23:13 (CST)

Page No :4
Study: Study 7

THE OVERCOMER'S

22. a. According to the New Covenant, what is our relationship to the law as we walk naturally BY HIS SPIRIT? Heb. 8:10...(not the flesh)..

_______________________________________________________

b. As we walk in the Spirit, what should our new life NATURALLY do ?

________________________________________________________

23. a. According to the New Covenant what are we in Christ? 2 Corin. 5:17

_______________________________________________________

b.Are we a patched up "old man"________________________________

24. a. What are we to do with the old man? Eph. 4:22

________________________________________________________

b. How has it been put off? (Or simply, Walking in Obediance to His

Word, is walking in the Spirit.) Col. 2:11,12.

________________________________________________________

c. How may we war against the old man when it opposes us in others?

2 Corin. 10:4,5.

1.______________________________________________________

2.______________________________________________________

3.______________________________________________________

25. a. What do we do with the New Nature we have through Christ?

Eph. 4:24.

_______________________________________________________

b. How do we put on the new nature? Eph. 4:23; Col. 3:10

1.______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

2.______________________________________________________

26. How is this new nature created? Eph. 4:24

a.______________________________________________________

b.______________________________________________________

As we walk by faith in what God has given us through Christ, what attitude and moral qualities should our life naturally produce without any added effort on our part?_________________________________________________

27. What is the source of righteousness in our life? Gal. 5:16

_______________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, February 01, 2003 at 07:48:56 (CST)

Page No :3
Study: Study 7

THE OVERCOMER'S

13. Did Isaiah keep moaning and groaning before the Lord for forgiveness? Did he keep condemning himself? Isa. 6: 8.
_______________________________________________________
What did he do?
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
Is there anything he did to deserve this forgiveness?
_______________________________________________________

14. According to Jewish law, Isaiah was under the curse. Why?
Gal. 3:10.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

15. Is any man justified by his own efforts or by the law? Gal. 3:11 _______________________________________________________

16. How then shall a man be justified? Gal. 3:11-14.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
17. Why was Isaiah as well as Abraham found worthy before God ? Gal. 3:6 _______________________________________________________

18. Is there any law or group of laws that can bring righteousness or
give life? Gal. 3:21.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

19. Then what was the purpose of the law? Gal. 3:19, 23-25
a._____________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

20. How long was the law to guide? Gal. 3:19
_______________________________________________________

21. When the Seed came, that is Christ, what was established?
Heb. 8: 7-12
_______________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 09:58:08 (CST)

Page No :2
Study: Study 7

THE OVERCOMER'S

5. In what must you have faith and belief ? Rom. 3:22; Gal. 2:16; Heb. 9:12,22,26.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

6. How then shall we be purged? Heb. 9: 13,14.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

7. What is the one condition we must meet to have this blood applied
to our sin? 1 John 1:9.
_______________________________________________________
Is there anything we can do to be more worthy?
_______________________________________________________

8. As a result, what two things will Christ do for us? 1 John 1:9
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________

9. From what does He cleanse us? 1 John 1:9
_______________________________________________________
Therefore, how do we stand before God?
_______________________________________________________

Read Isaiah 6:1-8. This is an ex. of the righteousness that comes from God.

10. As a result of seeing the Lord, what did Isaiah realize? Isa. 6:5
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

11. What two things did Isaiah do when he saw his sin? Isa. 6:5
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________

12. Because Isaiah was sorry for his sin, and confessed it, what did God do for him? Isa. 6: 6,7.
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
c. What happened to his iniquity?
_______________________________________________________
d. Therefore, how did he stand before God?
_______________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 07:42:59 (CST)

Page No :1
Study: Study 7

THE OVERCOMER'S
"RIGHTEOUSNESS"
"THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD."

Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; For "the righteous man shall live by faith". For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law." Gal. 3:11,21.

"That I may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, But that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith." Phil. 3:9.

The Bible says that EVERYONE HAS SINNED. Every person is under the same condemnation for "all have sinned." On the cross, Jesus took man's place. His soul was made an offering for sin, that sin should be removed from every soul who truly repents and accepts His forgiveness by FAITH. By faith that is cleansed in the Blood of Jesus. There is no need for another sacrifice and there is nothing you can add to your salvation to make it any more acceptable. It is not from man but from God. THE CROSS IS WHERE THE NEW CREATION BEGINS. You come as a sinner, maybe in sickness and in poverty...and there you leave it all on the cross...on Jesus, who is YOUR substitute. However, there are many saints of God who are going about trying to establish their own righteousness through their own works, striving to be in the NATURAL what God says we are NATURALLY in the Spirit.

1. Is there any sacrifice that we can offer to attain righteousness ?
Heb. 10:1
_______________________________________________________

2. If there is no sacrifice we can make, or nothing we can do, how are we then "sanctified" or made holy? Heb. 10:10.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

3. How many times was this sacrifice made? Heb. 10:10,14
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

4. What is the one condition that is set forth as necessary to
appropriate this righteousness in your life? Gal. 3:22; Rom. 10:4,6a.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 09:25:30 (CST)

Page No :8
Study: Study 6..............ANSWERS CONT...............THE OVERCOMER'S

19. By Christ dwelling in our hearts by faith.

20. a. We enter into God's rest.
b. Cease from our works.

21. Unbelief...lack of Faith...Obediance.

22. a. By letting His Word abide in us.
b. By keeping His commandments.

23. The Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead.

24. The life of Jesus.

25. He that is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

26. a. Our minds are renewed.
b. We have the mind of Chirst.

27. a. True.
b. Honourable.
c. Right.
d. Pure.
e. Lovely.
f. Of good repute.

28. Yes.(They are revealed unto us by His Spirit and are found in His Word. This is one reason we have received the Holy Spirit, that we might know the things He has given us.)...

29. a. We must believe that He is.
b. Believe that He will reward us.

30. a. Speak the utterances of God.
b. Avoid worldly and empty chatter.
c. Offend not in word.

31. a. Joy.
b. No, it will remain.
c. By abiding in the Vine.

32. a. That His joy may be fulfilled in us.
b. No.

33. a. Condemnation, Experiencing jealousy and strife.
b. Confess our sin.

34. To be conformed to the image of God.

35. a. Apostles.
b. Prophets.
c. Evangelists.
d. Pastors.
e. Teachers.

36. a. For the equiping of the saints.
b. For the work of service.

37. a. Until we all attain to the unity of the faith.
b. And to the knowledge of the Son of God.
c. To a mature person.
d. To the measure of the stature which belongs to the fulness of Christ.
38. That the church is without spot or wrinkle, being holy and blameless.

End of Study 6


Date: Saturday, January 04, 2003 at 10:34:09 (CST)

Page No :7
Study: Study 6...............ANSWERS...............THE OVERCOMER'S

1. We are a new creature; new things have come.

2. Old things are passed away.

3. We have passed from death to life.

4. I am crucified with Christ, but Christ lives in me.

5. a. We must be united in the likeness of His death. This speaks of repentance, wherein we enter the Christian life through faith in Christ. The likeness of His death in a way where we too, keep our self will on our cross daily.

b. "Putting Christ above your family. Taking up our cross daily. (This is not our burdens, many think thats what it is, the Holy Spirit is where we are to give our burdens.) It is our "SELF Will that needs to be on the cross daily..

c. Forsaking all that we have. (As though we did not have it, necessities of life is sufficient.)

d. Death to sin, symbolized in water baptism.(Put it UNDER us, and come up in Newness of life.)

6. a. Do not be bound together with unbelievers.
b. Come out from among them (the worldly and the ungodly).
c. Be separate.
d. Do not touch what is unclean (friendship with the world is emnity with
God....James 4: 4.).

7. a. He will welcome us.
b. He will be a Father to us.
c. We shall be His Sons and Daughters.

8. No

9. a. We shall also live with Him.
b. We shall be in the likeness of His Resurrection.
c. We shall live with Him.

10. a. Consider them dead.
b. Through faith in God who raised Christ and expressed at water baptism.

11. a. We are dead.
b. Our life is hidden with Christ in God.

12. a. We are freed from sin.
b. We have become slaves of righteousness.

13. No

14. a. Once.
b. No
c. Yes..Spiritually
d. Yes..Fleshly

15. a.1. Consider yourselves to be dead to sin.
2. Consider yourselves to be alive in God.
b. By faith.

16. Present yourselves to God, as those alive from the dead.

17. Abide in Christ and His Word.

18. No, No


Date: Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 07:35:14 (CST)

Page No :6
Study: Study 6

THE OVERCOMER'S

32. What did Christ pray in John 17: 13 ?
a._____________________________________________________
b. Can we then expect anything less?
_______________________________________________________

33.If we cease to experience joy, this is a sign that we are walking in the
flesh, walking by our own effort and power. What is another sign that
tells us we have stopped resting in the vine and are striving in our own
efforts to walk in the Spirit? 1 Corin. 3:3.
a. ____________________________________________________
How do we get back into the Spirit ? 1 John 1:9
b._____________________________________________________

34. What is God's plan for those called according to His purpose ? Rom. 8:29.
_______________________________________________________

35. In anticipation of that day when His people will be finally trans-
formed into Chirst's image at the resurrection Rom. 8:29b, God provided
certain ministries for His body. What are they ? Eph. 4:11.
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
c.______________________________________________________
d._____________________________________________________
e.______________________________________________________

36. What is the purpose of these ministries ? Eph. 4:12
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________

37. How long will these ministries be in operation ? Eph. 4: 13
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
c.______________________________________________________
d._____________________________________________________

38. When this happens the Church will fully exhibit Christ before the
world in which it ministers. What will the world and the Lord notice about
the Church? Eph. 5:27.
_______________________________________________________

MEMORY VS. John 15:4
End of Study 6: Next Week: Answers to study 6


Date: Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 07:23:09 (CST)

Page No :5
Study: Study 6

THE OVERCOMER'S

25. Why is this possible ? 1 Corin. 6: 17
_______________________________________________________

26. As we walk in the Spirit, what happens to our minds?
Rom. 12:2; 1 Corin. 2:16
a______________________________________________________
b______________________________________________________

27. Consequently we are ab le to think God's thoughts.

a.What are the best things to think on in order to keep our mind filled
with God's thoughts? Phil 4:8
1._____________________________________________________
2._____________________________________________________
3._____________________________________________________
4._____________________________________________________
5._____________________________________________________
6._____________________________________________________
b.Where is the best place to find these things?
______________________________________________________

28. Can we expect to know God's thoughts ? 1 Corin. 2: 9,10
_______________________________________________________

29. What are two things we must do to have God's thoughts revealed
to us? Heb. 11: 6
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________

30. As God's Word fills our mind, our conversation will be affected.
What are three commandmants concerning the conversation of Christians?
1 Pet. 4:11; 2 Tim. 2:16; James 3:2.
a._____________________________________________________
______________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
c.______________________________________________________>BR> _______________________________________________________

31. a. As we walk in the Spirit, abiding and resting in the vine, what
else can we look forward to experiencing ? John 15:11.
_______________________________________________________
b. Will this joy be transient, will it come and go?
______________________________________________________
c. How do we experience this joy?
______________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 09:35:55 (CST)

Page No :5
Study: Study 6

THE OVERCOMER'S

25. Why is this possible ? 1 Corin. 6: 17
______________________________________________________

26. As we walk in the Spirit, what happens to our minds?
Rom. 12:2; 1 Corin. 2:16
a_____________________________________________________
b_____________________________________________________

27. Consequently we are ab le to think God's thoughts.

a.What are the best things to think on in order to keep our mind filled with God's thoughts ? Phil 4:8
1.__________________________ 2._________________________
3.__________________________ 4._________________________
5.__________________________ 6._________________________
b.Where is the best place to find these things?

28. Can we expect to know God's thoughts ? 1 Corin. 2: 9,10
_______________________________________________________

29. What are two things we must do to have God's thoughts revealed to us? Heb. 11: 6
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________

30. As God's Word fills our mind, our conversation will be affected.
What are three commandmants concerning the conversation of Christians?
1 Pet. 4:11; 2 Tim. 2:16; James 3:2.
a._____________________________________________________
______________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
c._____________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

31. a. As we walk in the Spirit, abiding and resting in the vine, what
else can we look forward to experiencing ? John 15:11.
______________________________________________________
b. Will this joy be transient, will it come and go ?
______________________________________________________
c. How do we experience this joy?
______________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 10:01:33 (CST)

Page No :4
Study: Study 6

THE OVERCOMER'S

16. How are we supposed to act according to Rom. 6:13 ?
______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

17. How do we walk in the Spirit, or walk in the resurrection life of
Christ ? John 15: 1-4
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

18. Can a branch do anything of itself ? John 15:4
_______________________________________________________
Can a branch bare fruit by striving, being anxious, by self-effort ?
_______________________________________________________

19. How do we allow this divine life of Christ, this life-giving sap to
flow through us ? Eph. 3: 17.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

20. Through abiding in the vine, what actually happens ? Heb. 4:9,10
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

21. Why do some who profess to know the Lord not experience the rest of abiding in the vine? Heb. 3: 18,19 Observe from Heb. 4:1-3 that those who experience real salvation do enter into that rest of faith.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

22. How does the branch abide with the vine ? John 15: 7-13
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________

23. Whose life are we actually sharing ? Rom. 8:11
_______________________________________________________

24. As we walk in the Spirit, whose life are we actually experiencing ?
Col. 2: 6.
_______________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 09:41:21 (CST)

Page No :3
Study: Study 6

THE OVERCOMER'S

10. What are we who have died and risen with Christ to do with the "members" of our earthly bodies? Col. 3: 1-5..
a._____________________________________________________
______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________
b. How have believers "put off" the old man ? Col. 2:11,12
______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

11. What is our position according to Col. 3:3 ?
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________

12. If we died with Him, what has happened? Rom. 6:7,18.
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

13. Does sin have any power over us ? Rom. 6: 14
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

14. How many times did Christ die to sin ? Rom. 6: 9,10
a._____________________________________________________
Can we die more than once ?
b._____________________________________________________
Therefore, is it not fallacy to think we have to constantly die to the sin
nature, Spiritually speaking?
c.______________________________________________________
d. Fleshly Speaking? I Corin. 15: 31.
_______________________________________________________

15. Consequently, what what are we commanded to do ? Rom. 6: 11.
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
How is this actually experienced ?
_______________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 07:48:30 (CST)

Page No :2
Study: Study 6

THE OVERCOMER'S

5. Paul said that Christ was living in him, that he lived only by the power of the Son of God. What enables us to share in this resurrection life and to be able to experience what Paul was talking about ? Rom. 6: 5. As we have already seen, the opening "for" of Rom. 6:5 takes us back to our baptism into Christ's death.
a._____________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

b. What does this include ? Mt. 10:37-39; Luke 14: 33.
1._____________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
2._____________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
3._____________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

c. In order for one to be raised from the dead, what must precede?
Rom. 6: 2-4
_______________________________________________________

6. What things belong to our acceptance of God's way, wherein He promises to receive us ? 2 Corin. 6: 14-18.
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
c.______________________________________________________
d._____________________________________________________

7. What then does God promise He will do for us ? 2 Corin. 6: 17,18.
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
c.______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

8. Is there any way to be of the world and please God ? James 4:4
_______________________________________________________

9. Consequently we see that in order to share in Christ's life, we must also share in His death. After we submit ourselves to "death" with Christ, what does God promise ? 2 Tim. 2: 11; Rom. 6: 5,8.
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
c._____________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 08:48:17 (CST)

Page No :1
Study: Study 6

THE OVERCOMER'S

LIVING IN THE SPIRIT..WALKING IN THE RESURRECTION LIFE OF CHRIST

The Holy Spirit is moving upon the whole Body of Christ, the Church, and is raisingup a people to meet the challenge of this day...a people who will "live" and"walk" in what God "says" they are spiritually..For God has called us not to live in what we were,but in what He has made us. God wants you to "live" in the reality, the blessing, the fulness, and the power of communion with the Ascended Lord. "This is a faith position".. If you will grasp it, and take it, the Holy Spirit will teach you how to abide or rest in your position until it becomes a fact and a reality in your everyday experience.

The Spiritual man is freed from trying to receive what he already possesses according to God's Word. Many have spent all their time trying to suppress the "old man" and keeping him under foot. The have spent all their time confessing and hanging around the cross...when they should be reckoning the "old man" dead, and rejoicing as they are seated together in heavenly places with Jesus. We are only going to get through the dark hours that will close this age as we live in the light of the glory of the fellowship with the Ascended Lord. The spiritual man's aim is to this end, to bring revelation and manifestation of Christ. When Christ returns, He will be coming for His Church that is living and walking in the Spirit, in all that God says it is, has, and can do. It will be noticed by the world and by the Lord that the Church is without "spot or blemish".

1. What does the Bible say about the "new life" of us who have been born again by the Spirit? 2 Corin. 5: 17.
_________________________________________________________

2. What has happened to oupr "old life" ? 2 Corin. 5: 17.
_________________________________________________________

3. What has happened to those of us who are Christ's or who have been born again? 1 John 3: 13.
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________

4. What does Paul say has happened to him ? Gal. 2: 20.
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 08:02:42 (CST)

Page No :2
Study: Study 5

THE OVERCOMER'S

1. Israel was delivered from the bondage of Egypt, receiving the promise of a land flowing with Milk and Honey.

2. They crossed the Red Sea, being miraculoously delivered from Pharoah's army.

3. The wandered in the wilderness for forty years. (This is longer than God had planned, they wandered because of disobediance, rebellion, unbelief). It only took Jesus 40 days in the wilderness. What do we look at here??? How did Jesus do that? Look at what He did while there, and what He did right after His baptism, which was to immediately follow the Holy Spirit into the wilderness, He does not force us to go..We immediately ASK Him, to take us. He will not go against our will. From the day we get saved, we ASK Him to take us where we must go to be what He wants us to be. And He will, make it a daily prayer...with much earnest pleading from the heart. Our words are a creative force.

4. They entered into the promised land and took it little by little..(as we do), God driving out their enemies from before them one by one. (As He does us).. This is the pattern of natural Israel. And we see the pattern repeated in spiritual Israel in :

1. Romans..5..Deliverance from bondage of the world and receiving the promises.

2. " 6..Water baptism (deliverance and burial of the old creation).

3. " 7..The wilderness.

4. " 8..The promised land.

Lets look briefly at these Chaps.

Roman's 5....."The Promise"

6. Having been justified by faith, what do we stand doing? Rom. 5: 2
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

7. As Israel left Egypt, in what "hope" were they rejoicing ? Deut. 8: 7-9 _______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

8. What other promise do we have ? Rom. 5: 17.
_______________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, November 02, 2002 at 07:22:31 (CST)

Page No :7
Study: Study5...................."ANSWERS"......................The OverComer's

1. To give them the land sworn to their fathers.
2. His ways are much higher.
3. a. Teaches you to profit.
b. Leads you in the way you should go.
4. a. Consent and obey and eat the best of the land.
b. Refuse and rebel and be devoured by the sword.
5. These things were written for our instruction.
6. We exult in hope of the glory of God.
7. Good land, of brooks of water, etc.
8. We shall reign in life as Kings. Rom. 6
9. The old creation is buried and we are raised to walk in newness of life
through what God does as a result of our faith at water baptism.
10. a. Made free from sin.
b. Become enslaved to God.
c. Fruit resulting in sanctification.
d. The outcome is everlasting lift.
11. a. To humble us.
b. To test us.
c. To know what is in our hearts.
d. To see if we will keep His Commandments.
e. To make us understand that man does not live by bread alone, but by
the Word of God.
f. God wants to discipline His sons.
g. To see if we will walk in His ways and fear Him.
12. a. Great.
b. Terrible.
c. With fiery serpents.
d. With scorpions.
e. With thirsty ground (God's Presence).
f. With no water (Word goes dry).
g. God brings water supernaturally.
13. a. Let us go up and possess it.
b. For we shall surely overcome it.
Evil Report
a. Can't go up against the people.
b. They are stronger than us.
c. There are giants in the land.
14. The people grumbled and wanted to return to Egypt.
15. a. The unbelievers did not see the land.
b. God brought Caleb into the land.


Date: Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 10:05:47 (CDT)

Page No :6
Study: Study 5

THE OVERCOMER'S

20. How did Israel take the promised land ? Ex. 23: 29,30.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

21. After considering Israel's experience, why might it be that we do not
experience all the blessings which God has for us at once ? Deut. 8: 10-14.
a. _____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

There are many examples in Scripture of those who received God's
promises and were tried. Some stood fast and entered into the promises
and others failed. Here are two such examples:

Adam and Eve received the promise, "You can have the whole Garden,
except don't eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil." Their
"wilderness" of testing, satan tested them. Result, they lost the promise,
they did not stand in the face of trial to the Obediance to God.

Job, the elders of the gates bowed down to him. His wilderness of
testing, all was stripped from him, yet he stood fast in the promises of
God. Result, God increased his later end greater than his beginning.

Here is a final example: Israel left Egypt with the promises of God in
front of them and Pharoah coming up behind them. Pharoah was drowned
with his army in the Red Sea and the whole company of Israel, safe on the
other side, danced before the Lord and sang the song of victory. Three days
later, after God's might provision, they ran into some bitter water and
murmured against God. Applying Israel's experience, we can take three
alternatives to crossing our wilderness.

1. Extend your visit in the wilderness, failing the same thing over and
over again.
2. To perish, your bones bleaching in the wilderness.
3. To stand and enter....standing with the promise through the problem...
and enter into God's provision.

22. Jesus went right across the wilderness...He stood in the face of
adversity and held fast to the Word of God. It is written of Him in Isaiah
that His portion is to be with the great. With whom will Jesus divide the
spoil ? Isa. 53: 12. _______________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 07:59:52 (CDT)

Page No :5
Study: Study 5

THE OVERCOMER'S

Roman's 8---The Promises Land:

19. Now we come to Romans 8 which is the Spiritual promised land, a
land in which we can reign as Kings in life. What are 21 promises of this land ?

1. (v.1)
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
2. (v.2)___________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
3. (v.4)___________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
4. (v.6)__________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
5. (v.9)__________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
6. (v.11)__________________________________________________
7. (v.13)__________________________________________________
8. (v.14)__________________________________________________
9. (v.15)__________________________________________________
10.(v.16)__________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
11.(v.17)__________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
12. (v.21)_________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
13. (v.23)_________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
14. (v.26)_________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
15. (v.28)_________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
16. (v.29)_________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
17. (v.31)_________________________________________________
18. (v.32)_________________________________________________
19. (v.34)_________________________________________________
20. (v.35)_________________________________________________
21. (v.37)_________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 08:59:43 (CDT)

Page No :4
Study: Study 5

THE OVERCOMER'S

13. God sent spies into the promised land. Ten men came back with an evil report and two men came back with a good report. What was the good report ? Num. 13: 30.
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________

What was the evil report ? Num. 13: 31-33.
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
c._____________________________________________________

14. As a result of this, what did Israel do ? Num. 14: 1-4
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

15. Caleb and Joshua were willing and obedient and even in the midst of the trial they believed God's Word. The others refused and rebelled and believed in what their eyes could see, and not in what God said...As a result what happened ? Num. 14: 22-24.
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________

16. In Rom. 7, we see a man going through the spiritual wilderness of God's testings.What is the problem here ? Rom. 7: 15.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

17. After all this battle and struggle, to what conclusion does he come ? Rom. 7: 24,25; 8: 1,2.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

18. What two exhortations do we have to encourage us while our faith in God's promises are being tried ?
a. 1 Tim. 6:12____________________________________________
b. Heb. 10: 23____________________________________________
_______________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, October 05, 2002 at 07:58:45 (CDT)

Page No :3
Study: Study 5

THE OVERCOMER'S

Roman's 6---Burial of the Old Creation:

9. As the Children of Israel were led through the Red Sea and the ones who held them in bondage were buried in the water, what provision do we have for the old creation which has held us in bondage to sin ? Rom. 6: 4; Col. 2: 12.
_______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

10. What is our condition as we enter into the wilderness, holding fast to the promises of God ? Rom. 6: 22.
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
c.______________________________________________________
d._____________________________________________________

Roman's 7...The Wilderness 11. Now having received the promises of God, we enter into the Wilderness Ex- perience which could also be called the trials and testings of God. For example, if we have the promise that "God will supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus...after we have received this promise we enter into the wilderness of testing. As we observe the reasons for Israel's wilderness testing, what purposes may be seen for our trials ? Deut. 8: 1-6.
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
c.______________________________________________________
d._____________________________________________________
e.______________________________________________________
f.______________________________________________________
g._____________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

12. How is this wilderness described ? Deut. 8: 15 a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
c._____________________________________________________
d._____________________________________________________
e._____________________________________________________
f._____________________________________________________
g._____________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, September 28, 2002 at 08:22:12 (CDT)

Page No :2
Study: Study 5

THE OVERCOMER'S>/CENTER

1. Israel was delivered from the bondage of Egypt, receiving the promise of a land flowing with Milk and Honey.

2. They crossed the Red Sea, being miraculoously delivered from Pharoah's army.

3. The wandered in the wilderness for forty years. (This is longer than God had planned, they wandered because of disobediance, rebellion, unbelief). It only took Jesus 40 days in the wilderness. What do we look at here??? How did Jesus do that? Look at what He did while there, and what He did right after His baptism, which was to immediately follow the Holy Spirit into the wilderness, He does not force us to go..We immediately ASK Him, to take us. He will not go against our will. From the day we get saved, we ASK Him to take us where we must go to be what He wants us to be. And He will, make it a daily prayer...with much earnest pleading from the heart. Our words are a creative force.

4. They entered into the promised land and took it little by little..(as we do), God driving out their enemies from before them one by one. (As He does us).. This is the pattern of natural Israel. And we see the pattern repeated in spiritual Israel in:
1. Romans..5..Deliverance from bondage of the world and receiving the promises.
2. " 6..Water baptism (deliverance and burial of the old creation).
3. " 7..The wilderness.
4. " 8..The promised land.

Lets look briefly at these Chaps. Roman's 5....."The Promise"

6. Having been justified by faith, what do we stand doing? Rom. 5: 2
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7. As Israel left Egypt, in what "hope" were they rejoicing ? Deut. 8: 7-9 _______________________________________________________
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8. What other promise do we have ? Rom. 5: 17.
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Date: Saturday, September 21, 2002 at 10:42:32 (CDT)

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Study: Study 5...............THE OVERCOMER'S

................." GOD'S PURPOSE IN TRIALS AND THE SPIRITUAL

..............................................PROMISED LAND "

1. Why did God bring Israel out of the house of bondage in Egypt?
Deut. 6: 22,23. According to Heb. Chaps. 3 and 4, the Israelites entrance into Caanan is a type of our entering God's Rest. Therefore, God brought us out of "Egypt" (the world) in order that we might receive our "promised land" of rest in God. Our Sabbath Rest, Maturity, which follows our bowing the knee in subjection to Obediance to the Will of God, and keep the SELF WILL on the cross. He waits for our Obediance to bring us to that place of rest.
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2. What is the difference between the unredeemed person's way and
God's Way ? Isa. 55: 8,9.
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3. Therefore, what does God promise to do for His people? Isa. 48: 17.
a______________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________

4. God lays before His people two paths. What are these in the lan-
guage of Isa. 1: 19,20.
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________

We see these promises fulfilled in Israel's journey through the wilder-
ness. They had the promise of God, but because of their rebellion
(disobediance), they perished in the wilderness. Only two men, Joshua and
Caleb, who dared to believe that God would give them the land, who were
willing and obedient, entered in from that generation.

5. Now we know that the things that happened to Israel happened for
OUR EXAMPLE. We see that Israel in the natural is a picture or type of
spiritual Israel.
What does the Scriptures say concerning this ? 1 Corin. 10: 11.
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We see in natural Israel a picture of the things to come.


Date: Saturday, September 14, 2002 at 05:56:23 (CDT)

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Study: Study 4..........Answers.........THE OVERCOMER'S

1. To suffer for His sake.

2.
a. The world will hate us.
b. They will persecute us.
c. They shall separate you from their company (ostracize you.)
d. Spurn your name as evil.

3. We will be conformed to His death, and thus attain to the resurrection from the dead.

4. Keep on rejoicing.

5. The Spirit of Glory and of God rests upon you.

6. Yes

7. By the things which He suffered.>BR>

8.
a. Through sufferings.
b. No.

9. For us to follow.

10.
a. Bear up under sorrows when suffering unjustly.>BR> b. Endure it patiently.

11.
a. He did not revile in return.
b. He uttered no threats.
c. He entrusted Himself to Him who judges righteously.

12.
a. If we suffer with Him, we will be glorified with Him.
b.The sufferings now cannot be compared with the glory which shall be
revealed to us.

13. The revealing of the Sons of God.

14.
a. You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood.
b. God is dealing with us as the ones He loves.
c. He scourges every son whom He receives.
d. It is for discipline that you endure.

15. We are illegitmate children and not sons.

16. For our good, that we may share His holiness.

17. It will yield the peaceful fruit of righteousness.

18. To have perserverance and faith.

19.
a. Now is come salvation.
b. Now is come power.
c. Now is come the Kingdom of God.
d. Now is come the authority of His Christ.

20.
a. By the blood of the Lamb.
b. By the word of His testimony.
c. And they did not love their life even to death.

21. We will sit with Jesus on His throne, even as He overcame and sat
down with His Father on His Throne.

(End Study 4)


Date: Saturday, September 07, 2002 at 07:35:29 (CDT)

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Study: Study 4.....

THE OVERCOMER'S

14. If you become faint (discouraged)through trials,what should you remember? Heb. 12: 3-7.
a. ____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
c._____________________________________________________
d._____________________________________________________

15. If we do not experience such trials or discipline from the Lord, then what are we? Heb. 12: 8.
______________________________________________________

16. Why does God discipline and correct us ? Heb. 12: 10.
______________________________________________________

17. If we yield to God's discipline, what will be the result ? Heb. 12: 11.
______________________________________________________

18. When we suffer persecution, what makes us worthy of the Kingdom of God? 2 Thess. 1: 4,5
_______________________________________________________

19. Then what saying will come true ? Rev. 12: 10.
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
c._____________________________________________________
d._____________________________________________________

20. These are they that overcome. How did they overcome ? Rev. 12: 11
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
c._____________________________________________________

21. What promise do we have if we overcome ? Rev. 3: 21.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

Let us then choose rather to suffer afflictions with the people of God, esteeming the reproach of Christ better than riches, and for the joy that is set before us, let us endure the cross, and sit down with Christ on the throne of God.

Memory vs. Phil. 3: 10,11.


Date: Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 09:33:35 (CDT)

Page No :2
Study: Study 4

THE OVERCOMER'S

Sharing in the Suffering of Christ Cont.

8. a. How was Christ made perfect ? Heb. 2: 10
_______________________________________________________
b. Can we expect to come into perfection (maturity) without this ? _______________________________________________________

Read 1 Pet. 2: 18-23...

9. Why did Christ leave us this example ? 1 Pet. 2: 21.
_______________________________________________________

10. What wins God's approval ? 1 Pet. 2: 19,20
a. _____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
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_______________________________________________________

11. What did Jesus do when going through these persecutions ? 1 Pet. 2: 23
a._____________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
c.______________________________________________________
d. Did He try to get out of His trials or defend Himself ? _____________

12. Paul also knew this. He did not try to escape the trials, but received them
gladly from the hand of the Father. Why ? Rom. 8: 17,18.
a._____________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

13. What does Paul call the revelation of this glory in us ? Rom. 8: 19 This will happen when we are resurrected at Christ's return. Rom. 8: 21-23.
_______________________________________________________
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In order to become sons, we must experience what is written in Heb. 12: 2-13 Read.


Date: Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 09:58:02 (CDT)

Page No :1
Study: Study 4

THE OVERCOMER'S

SHARING IN THE SUFFERING OF CHRIST

1. The third phase of crucifixion and the highest form of suffering is to suffer on behalf of Christ. The reproaches which fell upon Christ will fall upon you. What are we called to do according to : Phil. 1: 29.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

2. How can we expect the world to respond to us if we partake of His Sufferings ? John 15: 18-21; Luke 6: 22,23.
a._____________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
b._____________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
c.______________________________________________________
d._____________________________________________________
e.______________________________________________________

3. This is experiencing the fellowship of His sufferings. If we experience this what will happen ? Phil. 3: 10,11.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

4. What does Peter exhort us to do when this happens ? 1 Pet. 4: 12,13. _______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

5. Why should we rejoice ? 1 Pet. 4: 14
_______________________________________________________

Is this not the character of brokenness, to have the Spirit of Christ flowing through you so fully that the world actually attacks, not you, but the Spirit of Christ in you?____________________________________________

6. Christ was our example. Did He go through trials ? Heb. 4: 15
_______________________________________________________

7. How did Christ learn obediance ? Heb. 5: 8,9.
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Date: Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 08:58:05 (CDT)

Page No :2
Study: Answers" .........Study 3.........THE OVERCOMER'S

Suffering on Behalf of Others

1.
a. Bear the weaknesses of those without strength.
b. Not to please ourselves.

2. By comforting them with the comfort that we receive from God.

3.
a. Restore him in a spirit of gentleness.
b. Help the Bretheran to cast their burdens on the Lord.

4. His heart was broken, and He wept continually over their sin.

5. He wept over their sins.

6. He had great sorrow and unceasing grief.

7. With humility and tears and trials, but not shrinking back.


Date: Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 11:19:25 (CDT)

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Study: Page 1.........Study 3

THE OVERCOMER'S

BROKENNESS

SUFFERING ON BEHALF OF OTHERS

1. The 2nd phase of crucifixion is suffering on behalf of others. What are the strong called to do, and what should their attitude be ? Rom. 15: 1 a._________________________________________________________ b._________________________________________________________

2. How are we supposed to help our bretheran that are going through trials ? 2 Corin. 1: 3-5_______________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

3. What are the strong to do with their weaker brothers ? Gal. 6: 1,2. a._________________________________________________________ b._________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

4. Jereamiah, a prophet of God, suffered greatly for the sins of his people. What was his experience ? Lam. 3: 48,49__________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

5. Jesus too lamented greatly over His people. What was His experience ? Mt.23: 37; Luke 19: 41. Jn. 11: 35-44_______________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

6. How did the apostle Paul suffer because of his concern for unbelieving Jews ? Rom. 9: 1-__________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

7. How did Paul serve the Lord when facing opposition in bringing the gospel to those living in the province of Asia ? Acts 20: 18-__________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

If you continue in the pathway of the cross, you too will know this suffering and brokenness of heart for people that reject the truth and you too will mourn over their sin.


Date: Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 09:45:06 (CDT)

Page No : 2
Study: .....Study 2....."Answers".....THE OVERCOMER'S...

Endurance of Personal Trials

1. a. Produces endurance.
b. That you may be perfect and complete.
c. That you may be lacking in nothing.
2. a. Consider it all joy.
b. Let endurance have its perfect work.
3. The crown of Life.
4. a. They are for a season.
b. Cause you to be destressed.
c. They are various.
5. Greatly rejoice.
6. More precious than gold.
7. a. That we may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the
revelation of Jesus. (We get a taste of this after the trials..) Here and now.
b. That you may be considered worthy of the Kingdom of God.
8. They were burdened excessively and despaired even of life.
9. That they would not trust in themselves, but in God.
10. The light o fthe knowledge of the glory of God.
11. a. Afflicted in every way, but not crushed.
b. Perplexed, but not despairing.
c. Struck down, but not destroyed.
12. Carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus.
13. That the life of Jesus may be made manifest in us. (End of Study 2)


Date: Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 09:46:08 (CDT)

Page No : 1
Study: Study 2

THE OVERCOMER'S

BROKENNESS

The Endurance of Personal Trials

1. What does James say is the purpose of trials ? James 1: 2-4
a.________________________________________________________
b.________________________________________________________
c.________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________

2. What does James say your attitude should be toward trials ?
James 1: 2-4
a.________________________________________________________
b.________________________________________________________

3.What will those who endure these trial receive ? James 1: 12
__________________________________________________________

4. How does Peter describe these trials ? 1 Pet. 1: 6,7
a. ________________________________________________________
b.________________________________________________________
c.________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________

5. What does he tell you to do ? 1 Pet. 1: 6
__________________________________________________________

6. What is the trial of your faith worth to you ? 1 Pet. 1: 7
__________________________________________________________

7. What is the reason for this trial of fire? 1 Pet. 1:7; 2 Thess. 1:4,5
a.________________________________________________________
b.________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

8.The apostles also went through these trials. How does Paul describe these
testings ? 2 Corin. 1: 8,9._____________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________

9. What did Paul say was the purpose of these trials ? 2 Corin. 1: 9
_________________________________________________________

10. What treasure do we have in earthen vessels ? 2 Corin. 4: 6,7.
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________

11. Paul says that we have this treasure in earthen vessels, in order that God's great power may be evident 2 Corin. 4: 7. The "earthiness" of our vessels is appar- ant in our being "broken". How does Paul describe this means of being broken? 2 Corin. 4: 8,9.
a. _______________________________________________________
b.________________________________________________________
c.________________________________________________________
d.________________________________________________________

12. What does Paul call this experience ? 2 Corin. 4: 10
_________________________________________________________

13. What was the purpose of being delivered unto this death ?
2 Corin. 4: 10,11.
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________


Date: Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 08:56:19 (CDT)

Page No : 4
Study: ....." Answers ".. Study 1...THE OVERCOMER'S......

1. You must bear your cross and come after Him. (Bearing your cross, many think is carrying your burdens, not so, The Holy Spirit does that for us. We are to die to our SELF WILL on our Cross as our Lord showed us in Gethsemane right before He got on it; we too have to make that same decision.

Daily, because the flesh is weak, and we have to be vigilant to keep it up there, lest it come back down, and we find ourselves once again doing our own SELF WILL, instead of God's Will. He also showed us that we also need help to carry that heavy cross, from the bretheran, as Simeon helped Him. He came to show us all this.)

2. a. We must lose OUR life for His sake, in order to to find it in Him.
b. To live is Christ, and to die is gain.

3. a. Present your bodies a living sacrifice.
b. Be not conformed to this world.
c. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

4. a. He emptied Himself, and became of no reputation.
b. Took upon Himself the form of bond-servant.
c. Humbled Himself.
d. Became OBEDIANT unto death.

5. We have become united with Him in the likeness of His death.

6. He who falls into the earth and dies.

7. a. If we died with Him, we shall also live with Him. (Now)
b. IF we endure, we shall also reign with Him.

8. Baptism of Fire.

9. a. Like a Refiner's fire.
b. Like fuller's soap.
c. Like a smelter and purifer of silver.

10. a. Purify them.
b. Refine them as gold and silver.

11. That they may present to the Lord offerings in righteousness.

12. a. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink ?
b. Are you able to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?

13. To do the will of the Father.

14. He despised the shame, but endured for the joy that was set before Him.

15. a. Refused to be called the son of Pharoah's daughter.
b. Chose to endure ill-treatment with the people of God.
c. Considered the reproach of Christ greater riches, for he looked to the reward.

End of Study 1


Date: Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 09:57:04 (CDT)

Page No : 3
Study: Page 3........Study 1.....

THE OVERCOMER'S

" Brokenness, The Path of the Cross"

8. What does Jesus call this death experience ? Matt. 3: 11. ____________________________________________________________

9. How will the Lord appear to those who submit to this death ? (Though addressed to Israel, the spiritual application is pertinent for Christians also.) Malachi 3: 1-3. a. __________________________________________________________ b.___________________________________________________________ c.___________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

10. What will He do to these saints? Mal. 3: 3 a.___________________________________________________________ b.___________________________________________________________

11. What is the purpose of this refining fire? Mal. 3: 3 ____________________________________________________________

12. The mother of two of the disciples requested that her sons might sit with Chirst upon His throne. What question did Christ ask them ? Matt. 20: 20-23; Mark 10: 35-40. a.___________________________________________________________ b.___________________________________________________________

13. This is what Christ is asking us today. We all want to reign with Him upon His throne....but are we willing to drink of His cup? and to undergo the baptism that Christ went through..even death to self upon the cross ??? Jesus Himself wrestled with this question in the Garden of Gethsemane. What decision did He make ? Matt. 26: 39,42; John 18: 11. ____________________________________________________________

14. We too must decide whether we will "drink the cup". This is the path of suffering, sprinkled with blood, giving up OUR life, to be obediant to His Word, but also one of joy. What was Jesus' attitude toward the cross? Heb.12:2. ____________________________________________________________

15.We see, also the great champions of faith in the Old Testament had this same attitude. What is said of Moses in Heb. 11: 24-26. a.___________________________________________________________ b.___________________________________________________________ c.___________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

The crucified life involves these aspects of suffering which break us and purge us; the endurance of personal trials, suffering on behalf of others, and sharing in Christ's sufferings.


Date: Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 10:13:14 (CDT)

Page No : 2
Study: Study 1.........

THE OVERCOMER'S

"Brokenness----- "The Path of the Cross"

1. What requirements does Jesus lay down for those who want to be His disciples? Luke 14: 27._______________________________________________ __________________________________________________

2. What was another way that Jesus and Paul described this requirement ? Matt. 10:39; Phil. 1: 21. a.________________________________________________ b.________________________________________________

3. What does Paul say is our reasonable service as Christians ? Rom. 12:1,2. a.________________________________________________ b.________________________________________________ c.________________________________________________

4. We are commanded to have the "mind" in us which was also in Christ Jesus. What is the "mind" according to Phil. 2: 5-9. a.________________________________________________ b.________________________________________________ c.________________________________________________ d.________________________________________________

5. Why are we able to experience the likeness of Christ's resurrection in our life? Rom. 6: 5.________________________________________________ __________________________________________________

6. Who is the one that is able to produce fruit, according to John 12: 24. ? __________________________________________________

7. If we submit ourselves to this cross, what are we promised ? 2 Tim. 2: 11,12. a_________________________________________________ b_________________________________________________ __________________________________________________

8. What does Jesus call this death experience ? Matt. 3: 11. __________________________________________________


Date: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 at 15:11:58 (CDT)

Page No :1
Study: Study 1
THE OVERCOMER'S
BROKENESS THE PATH OF THE CROSS

"That I many KNOW Him, and the power of His Resurrection and the
Fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformed to His death." Phil. 3: 10..

"Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, It remains by itself alone;
but if it dies, it bears much fruit."...John 12: 24.

The basic lesson every servant of God must learn is that any measure of
fruitfulness requires the breaking of the carnal (fleshly) part of us.
1 Corin. 3: 2,3. This allows the release of our Spirit..

Often we hear about the cross. Perhaps we are too familiar with the term,
but what is the cross after all ? When we really understand the cross,we shall
see it means the breaking of the carnal man. The cross reduces the carnal man
to death and it splits open the human shell. The cross must destroy all that
belongs to our carnal man..our unsanctified opinions, ways, cleverness, self-
love , anything that is not controlled by the Spirit.

As we allow the Cross to work in our lives, we become one who is transparent.
There is no one more beautiful than one who is broken! Stubbornness and
self-love give way to beauty in one who has been broken by God. Once the
carnal man is broken, man's spirit very naturally abides in the presence of
God. Without effort we can receive devine illumination. When we are wit-
nessing or preaching, we send forth God's Word through our spirit. We
may spontaneously contact the spirit in others by our Spirit. Whenever one
speaks in our presence, we can evaluate what kind of person he is, what his
need is, etc. With the breaking of the carnal man, the spirit begins to flow
and is ever open to others. This is not an easy path. This is a path of death,
death to the "self-life." Yet this is the only path of victory, the path that
Jesus walked. This is a death of self, so that the Spirit of God that dwells in
our spirit might come forth in all the fulness of God to a lost and dying
world. this is the only path to being wholly led by the Spirit. This is the path
Christ calls His disciples to follow. This is the way of the Overcomer's...


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