II Corinthians 3:17-6:1ff
An expository teaching covering this section of the Word, verse by verse.
SNT – 255
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
Excerpt SNT 255A:
2 Corinthians 3:17, 18
17 …the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is [what?] liberty.
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Now this is the only way we’re ever going to move. We behold him; we look to him. We look to Christ. We get our eyes fastened on him and what he accomplished for us. What he made available for us by way of the holy spirit on the day of Pentecost. We set our eyes on him. And beholding him, we become like what we behold! You become like what you look at. If you look at negatives, what are you going to become? If you look at all fear, what you going to manifest? Fear. If you get full of…looking at worries and get worried and stewing and fretting about everything, that’s what you’re going to manifest. Cause you’re always in in what you are giving out [laughter]. You give out hell, you’re in it. That’s right. You give out love, you’re in it. Give out understanding, you’re in it. But if you want to go around all over the community and beat the hell out of everybody cause they don’t agree with you, you’re the one’s going to get beat out of ya [chuckles]. It’s the law.
Never been able to understand, everybody wants to put everybody under something. Because the moment you try to put somebody else under something, you put yourself under it. And that’s not the liberty where with Christ Jesus set us free. We behold him—hold him. Get your eyes on Jesus Christ and keep it there. Never put it on any man or any woman; don’t put it on any preacher, any doctor or anybody else. Put it on Christ Jesus. Set your eyes on him and you’ll become like him. The Book says so. Because every person becomes like that which he observes. What you pin your believing to, you become like it.
In this class we want to become like the Lord Jesus Christ. Did God walk with him? Did God talk with him? Did He do the Father’s will? I and the Father…was God able to give him revelation? Sure. Alright. Christ is in you. There’s no question about that—born again of God’s spirit, it’s Christ in you. I know that. But having him in here is one deal; having him up here and walking like a son of God is another one. And in the Advanced class, you gotta walk!