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Lesson 13 of 14

Common words you read in the Bible now hold new meaning: “apostle”, “stewardship”, “government”, “teach”, “doctrine”, “authority”,  “anointing”, “knowledge”,  “life”, “peace”, “mind of Christ”,  "truth", these are words God uses to describe the reality of Jesus Christ and His plan that you experience Him. We need only have the same confidence in God’s plan as He does. God is so confident that His plan works that He did not make any other plan for the church to experience the work of His Son in the heart. His plan is that apostles govern the church by setting in order the knowledge of Christ and setting that knowledge as a foundation for you to build your faith upon. It's really is that simple.

Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Corinthians 3:10, 1 Corinthians 4:1, Acts 2:42, 1 Timothy 4:6, John 14:6, Ephesians 2:20, Hebrews 11:1,6, Romans 8:29, 1 Corinthians 6:19, Titus 2:4, Ephesians 4:3-5, John 1:5, Isaiah 53:11, Matthew.16:6,11,12 , 1 Corinthians 5:6, Numbers 8:5-7, Hebrews.8:5, 1 Peter 2:5; 1Peter 2:9, John 15:3, Titus 3:5, 1 Corinthians 6:11, Galatians 5:19-21, Ephesians 5:26, John 17:15, Isaiah 9:6, 2 Corinthians 5:20, John 3:24, Ephesians 4:7, Ephesians 3: 2,7-8, John 16:13, 2 Peter 1:20, Romans 11:13, Philippians 1:7, 1 Corinthians 4:17, 1 Corinthians 3:5, Ephesians 4:14, Matthew 3:17, 1 John2:27, Romans 15:6, Colossians 3:1, 1 Kings 22:17,

Supporting scriptures

1.    Jesus gave commandments to His apostles to give to the church: Acts 1:2
2.    Apostles bring unity through truth: “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ” Ephesians 4:12-13.
3.    When apostles teach the church, the word of Christ dwells in them, and they can then teach one another by that same pattern. Stewardship now spreads from the government through the body:  Colossians 3:16
4.    When apostles teach the church the gifts are in proper operation: “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I (an apostle) would not have you ignorant.” I Corinthians 12:1
5.    All apostles lay the same foundation of truth in the heart:  1 Corinthians 3:11
6.    Apostles set order to the way in which the church functions with doctrine: 1 Corinthians 11:34
 
Making Simple Connections

  • Proper understanding of spiritual government allows us to make simple connections between the bond of perfectness and apostolic stewardship (Col. 3:14). Apostles teach the one true doctrine where Jesus Christ is perfectly represented. Nothing of man is added, and nothing of Christ is missing.
  • Proper understanding of spiritual government allows us to make simple connections between the peace of God that rules the heart and apostolic stewardship (Col.3:15). The Holy Ghost rests upon the knowledge of Christ working peace in the heart.

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