Covers Philippians 3:1-14 and 4:1-13, what we are in Christ
Covers what we are in Christ.
[September 12, 1065]
Publication Date: 9-12-1965
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.
Phi 3:1-3; Rom 8:37; Gal 5:6
Phi 3:3-10, 13, 14; Eph 2:8, 9
Phi 3:13, 14; 4:1, 3, 5-8
Phi 4:11-13; (Joh 3:16); Col 1:10-13
SUMMARY KEYWORDS: God, conquerors, Christ Jesus, power, anxious, Christ, yoke, works, circumcision, law, life, church, saved, believers
Philippians chapter three one of the things important to know in your Christian walk is to know exactly that what you're equipped with, to know what you have in Christ. Until we know what we have in Christ, we're constantly being defeated, will be full of negative and fear and anxiety. It is wonderful to get into any situation and to know that you are the master of that situation. Now, I think we all know that the word of God says that in Christ Jesus, we are more than conquerors more than conquer. I think most people would be thankful if they were simply conquerors wouldn't think. I think many Christians would be thankful if they just knew even that they were conquest in every situation. But the scripture says, that in Christ Jesus, when we have Christ in us, we are more than conquerors, which is conquering plus, if this is true, then you and I should never be defeated in any situation. For them, we already have the victory even before the battle starts. We are already the conquerors before the battle ensues, we are already having our foot on Satan's neck, before he starts to fight, no matter then what the situation may be, no matter with what we may be confirmed in God's sight. And remember, God is in Christ, and Christ is in you. And he is our hope, adoring. And therefore with this ability, we are more than conquerors in every situation, through Him who loved us, and who gave Himself for now, the book of Philippians, was written to the church, to correct the practical air, which God knew, would creep into the church, because of the failure of adhering to the revelation given in the book of the feet. Ephesians is the greatest supernatural revelation of God, to the church that the world has ever seen or ever been given the Book of Ephesians, nothing equals whatever you read the book of Ephesians, your old body just thrills, it just king goes with the exuberance, of the greatness of the love of God and the power that in the believer. But God knew that the church would not rise up to the greatness of that believing that there would be people coming along, who would chop down the Christians, so that they would no longer be more than conquerors. But then he showed them in the book of Philippians, how to correct this practical air, how to correct the practical error that would creep into the body of believers, because of the failure of adherence to the greatness of the revelation given in the book of Ephesians. Now, this third chapter, I want to just share some of these things with you. And I trust that at the close of the service tonight at the teaching, if you have any questions regarding these things, or if you have any added life, you'll do what we do here every Sunday night. When I'm through teaching, I always say to my people, now do you have anything you want to add to it? Then sometimes I say rather facetiously, you want to subtract something. I believe that the church ought to be a place where believers meet and have a right to talk about the Word of God, to share, to reciprocate to bring things that you may have or light that you may see or questions that you may have. For what good is it? If we teach the word on life? It's understood. And here in Philippians, verse chapter three, verse one, the Apostle Paul by revelation writes, finally my brother, rejoice in who? The Lord rejoice in what you have in Christ. Rejoice in the Lord. Rejoice in it. Have a good time. No Lecture heaven bound, and that all hell can't stop you from going, you know, get a little enthused about your product, get a little hepped on it, a little live a little vital, rejoice in it, well have a good time knowing that you're having by.
Now he says in verse two, beware of dogs, and doesn't mean basenjis or German Shorthair. He is referring here to the thing that occurred in the early church when they refused to believe the revelation of Ephesian. Then something happened, which God had him to write about. Because these people were aware of dogs, biters, evil workers, beware of the concision, that circumcision law, because in the book of Ephesians, God had told them, that they had all this abundance, and that they've been set free, that in Christ Jesus, they have the love of God in them, that they had the peace of God, they had the comfort of God, they had the righteousness of God, they had the wisdom of God, they had already, as far as God was concerned, been seated in the heavenly places. All the greatness of this revelation is recorded in Ephesians. And that once they had received this Christ in them, they were no longer under the law. They no longer have to, you know, go to breakfast at such and such a time, to dinner at such and such a time. They no longer had to observe the all this stuff. But what happened, there were a group of believers that it mentioned in Acts 19. They were all born again of God's Spirit. They were believers, but they were still zealous for the law. They were still fellows for the law, and that that's the practical air that crept into the early church. And that's what defeated the early church from continuing to manifest the deliverance power that it had on the day of Pentecost, and for some 25 to 30 years after that. It's when these people who are sincere enough, sincere enough they were born again of God's Spirit, but they came in with that old legalism, that old law business. And whenever Paul went to preach the Word of God, they followed right along and Yes, nice, wonderful what Paul taught, but thank God got to be circumcised and get in under the law business. And Paul by revelation to correct this practical error that had crept into the church said, Beware of these dogs. Beware of the evil workers, the circumcision. Look at Galatians chapter five. Romans Corinthians Galatians, keep your finger in Philippians we'll be right back. Galle shins, chapter five verse six, are in Christ Jesus. neither circumcision availeth anything nor uncircumcision but faith, which work by law. So if you're in Christ Jesus, the legalism of the law available Ah, nothing. Circumcision availabe nothing? Absolutely nothing. Nor does it avail anything if you're uncircumcised. Because when you're in Christ Jesus, you're born again of God's Spirit. Now you have a turtle life, the Spirit of God in you, you should walk in that abundance and in that freedom of that which Christ brought with him. You know, I have a translation written down of this Galatians five six that I just like to share with you tonight. And this is it. Galatians five, six, and this is a literal translation of that tremendous verse. For when Christ Jesus is born with a. neither circumcision nor uncircumcision gives one spiritual strength, not wonderful. When Christ Jesus is born with him, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision gives long spiritual strength.
But spiritual faith is energized effectively in manifestation by the love of God in the renewed mind. parentheses. And this is what makes one powerful into parentheses. Isn't that something? I'll read it to those of you again who are taking it down. I know it's biting your heart can't help but bless your heart look at it. For when Christ Jesus is born with a, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision gives one spiritual strength. But spiritual faith is energized effectively in manifestation, by the love of God in the renewed mind. And this is what makes one power. Net Wonderful. Well back to get that back to Philippians verse three, four, we those of us who are born again of God's Spirit, are the one circumcision, which worship God, which worship God and the love, right? Worship God in the Spirit, the Word in is the word by in the text, who worship God by know the Spirit, who worship God by spirit. How can we worship God? Can you worship God by bringing an offering? No, God has no needs. Nothing of man's hand can increase God. You can't worship God, I can't worship God, by the things of my hands. God is not worshipped with temples built by man's hands. Right? God is spirit, John said, and they that worship Him must worship Him in our Bahraini spirit, which is truth, by spiritual proof, spirit and truth. The only way you can worship God if the Bible's right, and if it isn't people, we have no hope is to worship Him by the Spirit. And to worship Him by the Spirit is to speak in tongues. Corinthians says, Therefore, when I want to worship God, I speak in tongues. That's how I worship him. That's exactly what this says. It says that we are the circumcision. Because the circumcision represents believers. We that circumcision, the believers, who worship God, by the Spirit, and unless we walk in this life will be just like the old covenant boys were legalistic and will always be evil workers. The Scripture says, For we're trying to bring people under less than what God has really made them to be. And we rejoice in Christ Jesus. And we have no confidence in what you see, you cannot have any confidence in the legalism of the flesh. Once you have seen the greatness of the revelation of God in Christ Jesus in the believer. Now, he says, if there was this was a matter of understanding and having the power of God because of the flesh. Paul said, I had more than any of you have the circumcision, to whom I'm writing, and then he gives his pedigree or some Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, the tribe of Benjamin Hebrews of the Hebrews, as touching the law, he lived in the top echelon of it, he was a Pharisee. Concerning zeal, zeal. I frequently think of this when I say that sincerity is no guarantee for truth. Paul was the zealous boy, he was sincere. He brought the Christians in chains. He had them sent him for persecution, even destruction physically concerning sale, he was sincere enough that was he right now he was dead wrong. That's why sincerity is no guarantee for truth.
Concerning seal, he persecuted the church, touching the righteousness, which is of the law, the righteousness which is the law. He was right. Did he live it? Blah. He lived that all law. He worked on himself he disciplined himself he brought himself in Allah in harmony with that law, and the harder you work that law, the further he missed the mark. The harder he worked to be good, the more he realized that he was not good. The harder he worked out himself to get saved, the further he got on, say, you've seen this. The harder people sometimes have worked to be healed, the further they moved away. Because it's psychologic Lee, it's a law, that they're straining at that thing and the cat get to it. Now, by the legalism of the law, you cannot get to the greatness of the Paragon. Because all that God made available through Christ Jesus he made available by grace. And the legalism of the law is works. And we're not saved by works. We are saved by grace, not of works, lest any man should What a man. That's why people the tremendousness of this chapter are these chapters in Philippians, are almost unbelievable. Far they speak to the heart for the Christian today, like as if they were written this afternoon at 430. They're alive and vital these words for those who have ears to hear, because it's just like God, writing it this afternoon, just making it as real today, as it was almost 1900, and some years ago. Now he says in verse nine, that I may be found in him, not having my own what righteousness, if he had acquired by the selflessness of the law, then he would have gotten it by the works, and of his own, and he would have created his or manifested his own one righteousness, like he said, know, that I may be found in not having my own righteousness, which is against the law, but that righteousness, which is true, the faith, of the righteousness, which is of God, which is from God. And he said in verse 10, that I may know him, isn't that wonderful, that I may know him, that I may know him, not necessarily know what Reader's Digest life look, or time or Dr. so and so or, Professor, so and so right, reverend. So it's no matter how wonderful and good it may be, but to get to the place, that I may know him, know him, to know Him, not to doubt not to question but arrive at the place that I may know capital K, capital M, capital O, capital W, that I may know him and not only know him know the power, the venomous that is in his resurrection. Boy, isn't that some man how this has changed many of our lives? What do we got to the place that we really knew him? And we knew that we knew that we knew that we knew him. How it changed our outlook on life, how it made our life effervesce, and glow, where before it was drab. Skin skinny, down, full of fear, worry, anxiety and frustration. How it has changed our lives when we got to the place that we really knew that we knew that we knew him, that I may know him, Yes, but that was not all that has thrilled our souls. It has been that we have known the power of his resurrection, that we have not only had this on the inside spiritually, that that we have tried it out, in a sense knowledge world in which we live that it works with a mathematical exactness and with a scientific precision, that I may know him and the power of his resurrection people. He's got power. He's got power that we can know this power in manifestation that I may know him and the power of his resurrection. Now, he says in verse 14, because of all of this, I press toward the mark, for the prize of the high calling the word high as the word upward. I press toward the mark of the prize of the upward calling of God in Christ Jesus.
And someplace in here in verse 13, the latter end of that verse, he says, forgetting those things, which are up and reaching forth under those things, which are before isn't that wonderful? Once you get to know him and the power of his resurrection, you forget about the things of the past. The old legalism, the old enslavement, the old negative is the old worries, the fears, the anxieties, the frustrations, the old headaches you forget about. Because now you're pressing on toward the mark of the high calling in Christ, forgetting about those things that are past. Why God's in the category, the renewed mind. When we're born again, God's Spirit we put on the mind of Christ. And when we put on the mind of Christ, we put light here, what happens to the darkness, it is dispelled, introduced light and darkness disappears. You can't get rid of Darkness by adding more darkness, you can't be full of fear and worry, anxiety, and worry more and fear more and have more anxiety and get rid of right, there's only one way to get rid of it. And that is by introducing light. And when we introduce light into the renewed mind, then the negatives disappeared. Therefore, I forget those things which are in the past. Because I am now since I'm born again, I've gotten spirit pressing toward the mark of the high calling the upward calling of God in Christ Jesus. Boy, what a lesson. How to tremendous thing to the heart of the Christian to see this. What difference does it make what you were before you got saved right? Now, since you're saved, who's Aria, Christ, did you get saved because you were so good? No, we got saved because we were so miserable, and we needed a Savior. And he was so good that I got saved because of his goodness, of his faith and of His righteousness are not of my own. But now since I'm saved, I've got it. I've got it, by His grace, and by His mercy. Now, therefore, I forget the things which are aware, it doesn't make any difference than what I've done. It doesn't make any difference how far down the ladder of society I may have slipped. Once he saved me, he started me up on the road, and He forgave me. He clothed me, he finished me with the greatness of His power of his resurrection. And so I forget about what the past. And yet tonight, millions of Christians across the world are going to bed miserable. Because they do not know this wonderful word again, they're bringing back up things that happened five years ago, or 10 years ago, or 20 years ago, or 30 years ago. I think it was last Sunday night in the meeting that I told you, the whole summer school was worth what it did for one person who committed a sin 30 years ago, save and still that thing had not at her for 30 years, until she came into the camp here in our summer school, and was totally set free because she sat under the teaching of some of our leaders here who taught her that when Christ saved our he gave her remission of sins. And when she saw that she went home a new person 30 years, she allowed this to no matter isn't a deadly? How can you manifest the more abundant life if week after week, we are not with fear and worry and anxiety and see our savior is a Savior from sin. You Bet Your Life. He's wonderful. And he has given us something that will just enable us to walk with an effervescence and with a glow. Therefore he says I forget those things which are passed. Boy, isn't it wonderful? If people would just forget what so and so did to him last week? Sure. Sometimes people wait for 10 years to get back to somebody. And they say, Boy, whenever I get the chance, I'll get him because he did so and so to me. What kind of a life is that? Forgetting the things that are past. A man came to me a while back and said well, he could never forgive his wife for what you've done to him. I said, Well, that's wonderful. Just stay miserable, too. I told him, I don't just stay miserable. And he got half mad at me. Oh, bless God, why should I pat him on the shoulder. He was all wrong to begin with. He said he was a Christian and he said he couldn't forgive his wife. The scripture says God forgave him right. And if God forgave you, you can certainly forgive someone else. Right? All I have to do is to look at the greatness of God in His forgiveness, His love and His mercy and I have no difficulty loving any of you. Nor do you have any difficulty loving me. But when we get to the place that we think it's of our righteousness, you know, then you've got these grades where you'll fight against one another because you think you're a better person than so and so understand forgetting those things which are in the past, I press home, and boy, that's like getting a fresh drink of water. On a hot day in August at 110. Or some boy, it's, it gives you an inner bath spiritually. When you learn to forget about the things of the past, you carry, no more animosity, no more bitterness, no more grudges at all. You haven't got any Karns spiritually or physically nobody steps on your feet and hurt you. Because you have no no, no injury, you have nothing you want to battle you have nothing you want to fight with. That's why you forget about the things that pass because he has made you that you're now pressing on toward the mark of the high calling. And ladies and gentlemen, we haven't got any time to mess around with things. And that's it guys, because when we start stewing about what happened yesterday, we just can't move fast enough. Remember, the athlete has got to travel fast has to travel light. If you're going to run 100 yard dash with 15 pound chews on, you'll never make it. If you're going to run the 100 Park yard dash, you take off most of the clothes you got on and put on the lightest pair of track shoes, you can get a hold up. And boy you run. And that's a remarkable thing. Before you run in that track, I run some of these so I know a little about it. You know what we do? We used to put on real heavy shoes and run the 100 yard on heavy shoes when we weren't in competition. Because then when we got in the competition, we put on a real life track shoe and our like trunks. And we'd run like a house of fire because we could run this much faster because we got rid of the weight. Boy I think that spiritually sometime before you got saved and you knew what you had with Jesus, you were just loaded down with heavy shoots. Now since you got rid of it all your light and heart light in spirit, your light and body now you can run like a great spiritual athlete pressing toward the mark of the high calling in Christ Jesus. Isn't that wonderful? Sure. Bless your heart. You know why? Well, he says in chapter four, verse one, watch this thing develop. Therefore my brethren guilty, beloved and long for my joy and my what? So stand fast in the Lord. Don't stand fasting what people say. The legalese say are those who want to put gender this are progenitor that stand fast in who? The Lord and as you stand fast, you are the joy and rejoicing of my heart and those of us who have taught you the Word of God. Now I intriqued the verse three true yoke fellow help those women which labored with me in the Gospel with climate also with other my fellow laborers whose names are in the book of life. I just wanted to call together this call to your attention yoke fellow. We have a yoke fellow fellowship up there defiance that building you know that the belt professor from word Indiana who runs the yoke Salawat. Dr. Allison Trueblood from Richmond. What's that school up there irlam Talay drive. He he founded a group called yoke fellows. The true yoke fellow fellowship was founded long before this, because it was founded with the coming of the new birth. When you and I are yoked together in Christ Jesus. We are yoke fellows were bound together and you know what a yoke is.
Now some of you kids just got to go to the FERS or some place where they still have some of these things that they put around cows necks or something. It's a yoke but around their necks and get both collars stay in close together going the same direction. Did you ever put these on horses? I don't think they're put yolks on horses did they know only on oxen? Yoke the ox nail somebody said to yokes on you? It isn't either. But you know when they put the yoke on these oxen, they were tied together. But people you and I are tied together. We've got a job to do. We've got a job to carry out and we are yo fellows We're bound together and as We are of the same mind and have the same spirit to see this is that yoke fellow and we move forward, pressing toward that mark with the greatness of the gods wonderful power. Look at this. Let your moderation verse five, your moderation moderation is forbearance the no be made known unto all man men. For the Lord is at hand. Be careful, the word careful is the word anxious. Verse six, Be anxious for nothing. Don't be filled with anxiety. Why don't you have to be filled with anxiety? Because God is in you, in Christ in you? And people? Could you get any more than that? If God is in you, then why be anxious about tomorrow? Because the moment you're anxious about tomorrow, you're defeating yourself. You're making yourself less. Suppose you've got a $10,000 bill coming due tomorrow. And you're all nervous about it tonight? What good will it do you? It'll get y'all nervous stuff and do your much more harm. If you got 10,000 due tomorrow, come tomorrow, put stone about it. And if you're gonna be anxious about it, you're not going to get the money to meet the need anyways, because we're breaking the principle. Therefore were to be anxious about nothing. But in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, not something. Just be thankful. Be thankful, you know why? Because you are more than conquerors. Therefore, no matter what the situation is, don't get overly distraught about it. Don't get filled with anxiety, just with prayer and supplication. Thank God, just thank you don't have to ask him to meet journey. Because he's already promised he's going to do that. Therefore, all we do is what? Thank you. Thank him.
Right? Sometimes people, I wish I could let you be in my shoes for a little while.
God sometimes that we troll by, we've got two or $3,000 worth of bills, no money to pay for. And if you know the word will bloodline, that's not easy on us. We're wheels. Right? But this ministry is far bigger than the rear wheels, or anyone else. And when these tremendous needs come up, you know what I've done through the years, the only thing I know how to do, and that is just trying to get my spiritual automobile in neutral. And finally, just say, Lord, I thank you for supplying the need, because you promised it And Lord, I don't know where it's coming from. And I don't care, Lord, but I know you'll do it. And I just thank him for doing it. And class, I have learned that when I can get myself to believe in God's word, it always works. Well when little OBP sits around and he stews, any frets, and he wonders how he can work this, so he can get this, how he can do this and get this thing all fit together. Man, I get tired, all worn out. And then lo and behold, I get anxious, you know, all shook on the inside. And then the bills still come and still don't meet. Now wonderful, Be anxious for nothing but with prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, just get our spiritual automobile so to speak in neutral and just thank God that he's going to take care of it for he said, we were more than what and how in the world cannot be more than a conqueror and be completely in debt all the time and always under the board sung to speak, it's impossible. Therefore I just have to learn this. That's why this is addressed to the church to correct the practical error that had crept in among the people because of the failure of the adherence to the revelation given in the book of Ephesians. That's why he said the peace of God not the anxiety of VP well, but the peace of God will pass all understanding and Boy it sure does. Somebody want says it also passes all misunderstanding the peace of God passes on its own misunderstanding. And this piece of God's going to keep your hearts no maybe about it right. He shall keep your hearts and he's going to keep your mind that your mind can't get off. You can't go insane. It's impossible. As long as we recognize what we have in Christ Jesus and walk on it. He's gonna keep your heart and he's going to keep your mind through Rome. Well, how big is Christ Jesus? He's big enough to do it, isn't he? Why sure. Therefore, he says in verse eight, Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true. Here's the key, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think, think, on these blood, things. Because people we never rise beyond what we're able to think. Right? And if I think negative, if I think legalism, if I think defeat, what am I going to be defeated? I'm going to be legalistic, I'm going to be under all those negatives, under all that law again, because that's what I'm one thinking. And he says, Think on something else. Think on that, which is good, don't be anxious. But think, on that, which is true, that was just that which is lovely. You ever thought this about people, someone that you didn't like start thinking about them? As to what are their lovely points? What's the good end? And before you know it, the very things you you sort of didn't like about them and started taking second place? And you think, well, by golly, they're not so bad after all, right? I think we control where we're going by our thinking. We control what we are and what we do, because of our thinking. No person ever rises beyond what he's able to believe. But no person believes any bigger than what he thinks. If you think small, you'll act small. Therefore, if you think the bigness of God's word, it's finally got to get to you. Suppose it only gets to your 1/10 or blessed God, that's 1/10, more than gotten to you if you hadn't started thinking that way. Right? That's why we have to think on these things. Now, we get to the greatness of this message tonight, which I reserved for the tail end. So the best comes at the end. I hope. I know. Because all of this is tremendously wrapped up in some of these wonderful verses of Scripture, starting with verse 11. Not that I speak in respect of what five learned in whatsoever state I am therewith to be what content? Now that's impossible. Because if you're down and out, if you're defeated, if you're full of worry, fear and anxiety, you certainly wouldn't want to be content in that situation, would you? Because he's just told us in the Word of God, that we're not to be anxious. Therefore, there's something wrong here. And you know what it is that translation, the word content, though word content is self adequate, not something I have learned in whatsoever state I am, I am self adequate.
I have learned to know that no matter what my state may be, I have been equipped that I am self adequate with the equipment I have to be more than a conqueror to overcome this thing. to no longer be full of fear, worry, anxiety and frustration. I can overcome this thing because I have learned that way in whatever situation I am, I am self adequate. Look at verse 13. I can do all things through Christ, which what strengthens me. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me I'm self what? Adequate turn home through Christ who does what strengthens me. It is he who is in here it is He who lives within and therefore because he is and I am self adequate. I have the God given ability to carry it out. There are two translations of this verse I'd like to share with you which I think are also tremendous. One of the translations reads, I am self sufficient in Christ sufficiency. I am self sufficient in Christ sufficiency. Isn't that wonderful? And another translation of this verse reads, I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses inner strength into me? Now, isn't that wonderful? I am ready for anything and equal to anything through him. Who infuses inner strength into me? Now this word infuses is a real remarkable word. When you're weld, what do you do with these pieces that you are broken? You enthuse them? Right? And at a good well, let me ask you this at a good weld. That's it. He already said it. It will never want it will not break at the weld, it may break some other place. But where this has been infused, it will never want. Look at that translation. I'm ready for anything and equalled anything through Him who has infused he has infused Himself in us. Isn't that wonderful? He has infused inner strength into me. Therefore I am always self adequate in every situation because He is nigh sufficiency. Isn't that wonderful? Boy, you see why you can go out in this whole world this week, with an effervescence and with a glow. Why we can go forth under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, knowing what we have in Christ Jesus, for I can do all things through Christ bola, for we are more than conquerors. He has made me able and when he made me able, he gave me a naval minutes for no person can be able without enable events. And naval months make us able man. This is why I think it was Paul, if I remember correctly, I wasn't who told Timothy, to teach the Word to men who are able men who could teach others also. Well, what makes an able man unable Vince, I have to be unable to be an able man. This is why he has infused us with that which cannot be broken. For it is Christ in us the hope. It has the power of God in us see that. That's why he has made us more than conquerors. This is why He said I've learned in whatsoever state I am. I am what self adequate. He is self sufficient in Christ sufficiency. And in verse 13, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me through Christ who has infused me, who to Christ, who has given me his sufficiency, therefore I am self sufficient.
What a revelation to the heart, and to the soul of the man or the woman who really wants to tap the resources. This tremendous truth from God's Word is it puts a likeness in your soul. It puts a freshness within yourself. It puts a depth of spiritual breathing within you that sets you totally free. Because this takes you out of the enslavement of legalism takes you out of the the covering and the cloak of man's own righteousness and put you entirely upon the righteousness of Christ Jesus. It puts you at the place where you know that you got saved because you were unworthy, but he was on he was worthy. And he saved us because God so loved the world that he did what gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. You know? There is a scripture that I think we ought to put in line with this tremendous truth tonight in Colossians chapter one, in verse 10, that you walk worthy of the Lord unto all rot, pleasing, beings faithful. I'm in Colossians chapter one, verse 10, you're only down a few verses.
Maybe a page had to turn some of you, that you might walk worthy of the Lord unto rot. All pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God is not wonderful. Just like tonight again, we can increase in the knowledge of God. And when you can increase in the knowledge of God, you can walk with a greater effervescence and with a greater glow, you can walk with a greater freedom, a greater deliverance, a greater love, you can walk with a greater manifestation of being more than conquerors because you increase with the knowledge of God strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and long suffering with joyfulness giving thanks, watching. Verse 12, Giving thanks unto the Father, who had made us past tense, who have made us the word meat is the word adequate. The word meat is the word adequate, who has made us adequate? He has made us class who made us he did right. God in Christ Jesus made us well, if he made us then am I made? If he has equipped me, am I equipped. But could I go through life not knowing this? Definitely, until somebody opened the word to me and showed me the word of God that I would increase in the knowledge of His Word, which is increasing in the knowledge of God. And until somebody showed me this, I could go on in life, being defeated, being negative, being anxious, being full of fear and everything else. Because I would not know God's word, I might be BORN AGAIN of God's Spirit, saved, having eternal life, but still walking in great darkness, because I had not yet been taught from the word that I was adequate, that I was sufficient in his sufficiency in his adequacy, giving thanks, son, the father, who have made us past tense, adequate to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints, in all the darkness, know, in what? partakers of the saints, the inheritance of the saints in light, not in darkness. Rose 13 who have who have delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his what, then are we delivered? Yay, man, hallelujah. Right? Why are we delivered because of what God wrought in Christ Jesus, and Christ, in turn, wrought in every believer who is born again of God and spirit. For every BORN AGAIN Son of God has what the Word of God says he has, even though the born again son may not know what he's got. It's like an earthly father. He may have a million dollars. But the Son does not know this. He doesn't know how much his dad is worth. Christians can be like this. You can be born again of God's Spirit and not know what you have in Christ Jesus, for nobody has ever read you the real and this is the wheel. For this is the New Testament the word testament is will. This is the will of God. This is his last will and testament to us. And it said that He has delivered us from the power of darkness. He has delivered us. Well then bless God, are we delivered? Sure. Are we adequate? Are we able, You Bet Your Life.