- The OX is A SERVANT
“But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; you have poured over me fresh oil.” (Psalm 92;10). A wild ox yet anointed. wild yet anointed. adventurous yet structured. built for the duty to that which he is assigned too.
The OX IS A TYPE OF CHRIST
Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? (Isaiah 63;1).
- The OX REPRESENTS THE ENDURING BELIEVER
…travelling in the greatness of his strength? (Isaiah 63;1). Travelling.or marching in the “greatness of his strength.”—The Hebrew verb (bending, or tossing the head) indicates the movement and gestures of a conqueror exulting in his victory (ELICOTTS). The ox is one who travels, plugs and labours in the spirit of a conqueror.. he labours with zeal, he plots with focus, unwavering and undeterred he is set for the task.
THE OX SPEAKS OF THE MIGHTY WORKS OF GOD.
Who is this who comes from Edom, in crimsoned garments from Bozrah, he who is splendid in his apparel, marching in the greatness of his strength? “It is I, speaking in righteousness, mighty to save.” (Isaiah 63;1)
He who is “mighty to save” pulls th plough of mighty salvation with all his energy and heart. He pulls a plough through hard soil, unbroken soil, soil that is pressed down by the feet of man throughout the ages, doctrine that has been supressed, truth that has been ridiculed, the spirit of the OX in a man unlocks the spirit of a ploughman in a preacher. His effort shall be rewarded, his time of victory will be seen. The ploughman shall overtake the reaper (Joel).
THE YOKE-MAN is MIGHTY TO SAVE … salvation come by those with the spirit of a ploughman and the strength of a ox. Look to him who is mighty to save, he who is all glorious in his apparel. “Who is he that cometh from Edom. Red, earth or earth man who is this man, what man is this, what kind of man is this one whose nature is hidden in earth? What man among men is mighty to save?” Edom and Bozrah may be taken in the appellative sense, to denote in general, a field of blood, or a place of slaughter; (BENSON). A sheep for the slaughter bit what an ox. is it not in the nature pf the best of man to slaughter the best among men? he whois described as having a vesture dipped in blood.
- THE LONELY OX, TREADING “ALONE” IN GOD’S MISSION FIELD
He speaks in righteousness, mighty to save. “Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? I have trodden the winepress ALONE; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. (Isaiah 63:1–3). God chose you for your grit! Stick with it O preacher.
THE OX TAKES ON HIS MASTERS MISSION
He the believer with the spirit and tenacity of an ox, puts his hands to the plough and refuses to look back. He ploughs a straight line without deviation distraction. bearing his masters yoke, his makers assignment and his saviours cause.”God brings him out of Egypt and is for him like the horns of the wild ox; he shall eat up the nations, his adversaries, and shall break their bones in pieces and pierce them through with his arrows.” (Numbers 24;8).For it is written in the Law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain.” Is it for oxen that God is concerned? (1 Cor 9:9).Take my yoke upon you said Jesus.. It will make a God man of you!
Experience Experience the person of Jesus and His omnipresence
Part three of the Course: New Man Possibilities. The Resurrection Experience
QUESTION; is it possible to be in the presence of Jesus and not know it. is it possible to be in the presence of Jesus and not know him?
I believe is and the above scripture proves this to be true the disciples were with Jesus for three and a half years, he was absent for three days and when he returned they knew him not.
The key here Is how do we know him, in the flesh or in the spirit. Do we know Jesus as God or do we see Jesus as the Son of God? Do we still know him as he was then in Galilea a son or is is it true that two thousand years later we realise that this man as like All men has not stayed a son but like us has become a father, the Father of us all.
Secondly, Is the waiting for Jesus to come a denial of his very presence as God with us? You’re having a revival, you exclaim the Lord is here, yet get up and preach a message on his coming very soon, may I ask what exactly do you believe? Is here here or is he not here?
Oh I know many would say well brother Paul we are waiting for Jesus to come physically in person, which brings me to my point, there is no difference between persons. The spirit and the body are one person where the spirit of the Lord is, Jesus is. Where the Lord is the spirit is, for the Lord is that Spirit. The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of the Lord.
Secondly, since the Lord is that spirit then there is no difference between his physical presence and his abiding presence, for he is one. His abiding presence is far more real to us than the physical presence the disciples had because he switch us. He cannot leave us. The disciples knew him but he came and he went. That was because fo his physical limitations. No man can have a friend that sticks with them 24/7 yet Jesus was described as a friend that sticks closer than a brother.
In his omnipresence he is with us and with all of us. He is as much with TDJakes in Dallas Texas as he is with you in London England. Now that was not possible while he was here physically on earth for a man cannot be with everyone who believes in him at the same time daily let alone eternally, yet as the Lord God he can.
Lo I am with you. He is with us, everyone of us, everyone who reads those worlds, that’s who he is talking to. This is a greater revelation and reality of his presence
Some folks are waiting for him to come back as a physical person to the temple yet they fail to see that he will not go back to limiting himself just to a group of people, no matter how large or small that group of city or nation may be. He is God unlimited over all, and in us all. he is omnipresence in nature and God Emmanuel God with us by name. and both his nature and his name tell us he is with us.
A temple cannot hold him and a church is too small for him, he is in us all, all that receive his Spirit. Have Jesus in them Christ in us the hope of Glory
Dispensationalism has destroyed these incredible truths. John Derby taught us that there is a dispensation of the father and another of the son and another of the spirit but dispensationalism is trinitarianism, it’s a false concept built of a false foundation. God my friend is one and it is therefore God’s time anytime. It is God’s time all the time. Jesus is God forever not for a season. God is God forever not just a season Jesus Christ the same yesterday today and forever
Many claim that the book of acts is about the dispensation of the Holy Ghost with us, this is not true for in acts we read, “and the “Lord” was working with them in mighty signs and wonders.” So there is no differentiations between his physical time with us and his abiding time with us.
One should be as conscious his ABIDING presence as the apostles were of his PHYSICAL presence in fact his abiding presence is all the more real to us for it makes Jesus with us, all of us simultaneously and immediately.
Back to the text. The Jews wondered who he was before his death and then after his death, thy knew not his presence as the deity while he was in he flesh or in the spirit AS HE WALKED AMONG THEM. They knew not God. We have a greater revelation for he is in us and with us.
Jesus is our God.
1. Who is Jesus to you, a son or God?
2. The sonship was temporal yet his fatherhood is forever. Give the scripture for this!
3. When did the sonship begin?
4. What role does Jesus play now?
5. How is Jesus with us today?
Part Four of the Course: New Man Possibilities. The Resurrection Experience
This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come (Matthew 24;14).
1. The Great Commission Is the gospel of the kingdom.
I must preach the Good News about the Kingdom of God in other towns also, because that is what God sent me to do. (Luke 4;43). What was Jesus mission must be our mission. If he preached the gospel father kingdom then it is the gospel of the kingdom we too must preach.
2. What is the gospel of the kingdom
The GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM Is in strange contrasts to the GOSPEL OF CHURCH for the gospel of the kingdom is the gospel that brings men and women into the “kingdom” the narrow way, the Acts 238 way the way of blood water and spirit. or what many say the way of the cross. whereas todays gospel in many cases brings the person into the church, not the kingdom, that’s why they mistakingly preach romans 9;10 and not the gospel of the kingdom which is John 3;5 and Acts 238
Consider then John 3;5 “except a man be b0rn of water and spirit he cannot see the KINGDOM of God. “The new birth the born again experience of John 3;5 according to JESUS and his gospel is through water baptism and reception of the Holy Ghost which is symbolic of a death, burial and resurrection in which we follow him and his gospel. Strange then how multitudes are in the valley of deception preaching another gospel and another Jesus! To have the life of Jesus we have to enter into the gospel of Jesus. the gospel that brings us into the kingdom.
3.The results of preaching the gospel of the kingdom
Matthew 9:35 . KJ21. And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. He healed every disease and he healed every sickness or every manner of disease and every kind of sickness. Every kind. epidemical sicknesses, terminal sicknesses, physical sickness, mental sickness. Every kind of sickness. This is the power of the gospel of the kingdom. It’s the gospel that has POWER. This gospel has the POWER to cast out devils, heal the sick and raise the dead.
4. Then the END shall come
What is the end? the end of an age. yes AGE (aion) not the end of the WORLD (cosmos) To the Jews there were but two ages the ages of the messiah and the law age. Jesus was talking to the jews so they understand his reasoning. Jesus was telling them of the age that was to soon end. their age, not our age. The age fo the law. Hid death of calvary therefore brought in the kingdom age. Hallelujah Jesus reigns here and now isn’t that good news. yes he reigns here and now in us.His throne is in you are me we are the temple of the living God in whom he sets up his throne here on the earth… Glory!
It’s in having this sense of the kingdom that we can best manifest Christ to this world and display his power through spiritual gifts among men. while others seek to stay within four walls preaching to chruch folks about the churches gospel we preach Jesus, out there where the kingdom is. that’s where the apostles displayed signs and wonders among the people hence they were given the title “These who have shaken the world are among us?: It’s our time to shake up and awake the world. Preach Jesus preach Acts 238. Preach the gospel of the kingdom.
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