BEGINNINGS – Spirits Ministry & Miracles, Persuasion, Power, Promise (Lesson 7)

By Kathy L McFarland

Spirit of Ministry and Miracles

He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? (Galatians 3:5 AV)

303. Ministry and miracles are done by a Spirit of the LORD God.

304. The Spirit of Ministry and Miracles does His Works to people who hear the LORD God’s Word in faith.

305. The Spirit of Ministry and Miracles does not perform His Works to people because they do things in accordance with the LORD God’s law.

If there are miracles from the LORD God, there will be a ministry from the LORD God. Ministry means to fully supply nourishment. To receive nourishment from the LORD God, means to be fed completely by Him. When a person is fed the spiritual things of the LORD God, he receives a new understanding of the things of the LORD God. Therefore, there is always a specific reason for a miracle to occur. The Spirit of Ministry and Miracles performs His actions for specific reason. If we are blessed by a miracle from the LORD God, then we are also blessed by the ministry He brings from the LORD God.

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men; And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you. Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. (2 Corinthians 9:6-15 AV)

To fully understand the deep meaning of 2 Cor 9:6-15, we must first identify the meanings of some of the words. Specifically, the deep meaning for the words “soweth”, and “seed” and “reap” will reveal to us the deep word meanings spoken in above Scripture. The deep meanings and concepts of these words have been explained to us by our Lord Jesus Christ, in the Parable of the Sower. As we review this parable, pay attention also to the reason for parables in the first place.

And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. (Matthew 13:3-23 AV)

We will be referring to this Scripture often in our studies. Matthew 13:3-23 highlights the way Jesus Christ expects us to learn. He explains that he uses parables so his people can understand, but the people not belonging to him will not understand. He demands from his people that they look deeply into the words and concepts of the Word of God to find the real meanings spoken in truth with the Word of the LORD God. The true and real meanings of the words in the LORD God’s Word often represent deep concepts. We call these representative words “typology”.

We will not be studying Matthew 13:3-23 in depth today, but we are going to borrow some of the typology revealed so we can apply it to our study of 2Cor 9:6-15, and learn more about the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles.

Notice how Jesus gives new meaning to the words “sow”, “seed” and “reap”.

Typology –

seed = Word of God

sower = A person who plants the Word of God to others

sow = The act of planting the Word of God

reap = The things that are received as a result of the sowing of the Word of God. (concept)

fruit = The reward received from the Works rendered as result of hearing the Word of God.

Now let’s apply the revealed typology to 2 Cor 9:6-15:

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men; And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you. Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. (2 Corinthians 9:6-15 AV)

306. If a Christian plants the Word of God sparingly, he will receive sparse reward. If a Christian plants the Word of God bountifully, he will receive bountiful reward.

307. Every Christian has received a purpose in his heart to plant the Word of God where He Wills. This purpose should not be accomplished because of resentment or obligation, but because the Christian desires to the LORD God’s Will with a cheerful heart.

308. When a Christian plants the Word of God in the Ways and Will of Him, he will be given favorable attention by Him. As a result, the Christian will receive deep satisfaction from all He does, and will be inspired to do even more good works for the LORD God.

Now we’re getting to the meat of our study concerning the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles…

309. The Spirit of Ministry and Miracles is the Spirit the “ministereth seed to the sower”. Ministereth means to fully supply, (as we learned two pages back). Seed means the Word of God. Therefore, the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles fully supplies the Word of God to the Christian who is doing the LORD God’s Works in accordance with His Word.

310. The Spirit of Ministry and Miracles also fully supplies bread for a Christian’s food. Bread Bread represents the instruction given to growing Christians for their enlightenment. The Spirit of Ministry and Miracles nourishes a Christian and gives him a new and deeper understanding of the Word of God.

311. The Spirit of Ministry and Miracles also multiplies the amount of works the Christian can do to plant the Word of God.

312. The Spirit of Ministry and Miracles increases the amount of the Word of God the Christian can plant.

313. The Spirit of Ministry and Miracles increases the amount of reward a Christian receives as a result of planting the Word of God.

314. A Christian who plants the Word of God is righteous, and righteousness grows through the planting of the Word of God. The righteousness of a Christian is rewarded for his works.

315. The Spirit of Ministry and Miracles enriches everything in a Christian’s life, creating thankfulness towards the LORD God.

316. Thus, the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles has two major Works. The works of fully supplying the Word of God to the righteous Christians, and causing abundant thanksgivings to be given to the LORD God.

317. Proof of the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles gifts to a Christian can be seen through their acknowledged obedience to Jesus Christ, and the resulting liberal distribution of enlightened teachings and grace.

Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God. (Colossians 2:18-19 AV)

318. A Christian should not let any man defraud him by ACTING humble. There are two types of humbleness, voluntary and involuntary.

Voluntary humbleness is play ACTING, and a chosen behavior acted by man to achieve something.

Involuntary humbleness is a condition that exists honestly, that a Believer has as a result of being in obedience to something greater than himself.

Voluntary humbleness is self-focused, Involuntary humbleness is not. This Scripture warns Christians to not to be tricked and deprived by dishonest displays of humility.

319. A Christian should not let any man defraud him through the worship of angels, and intruding into those things which he has not seen. A man that would do this is self focused, self-centered, and vain.

Pay close attention to this Scripture! The worship of angels, and intruding into those things not seen by man should be avoided by a Christian! That is a black and white, easily understood, Scripture passage, and one that every Christian needs to heed in these “New Age” movements that focus on the presence of angels. Later on in your studies, you will learn how Lucifer is using the angel movement to pave his way into a powerful position. Until then, know with certainty that the angel movement is something you want to stay away from.

320. A person who worships angels or voluntarily acts humble is not ministered to by the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles. That person is not part of the body of Christ.

321. The Spirit of Ministry and Miracles ministers to the LORD God as well as to His people.

This process of ministry allows the different Spirits to knit together to form their oneness.

The Spirit of Ministry and Miracles makes our LORD God one complete LORD God made up with many Spirits. It is this ministry that ties them all together.

322. On the same hand, as the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles nourishes the Christians, they are knit together to form one complete body in Jesus Christ.

323. When the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles performs His Works, the LORD God’s Essence is increased. When the LORD God is increased, the body in Christ also receives increase. It is a wonderful, joyous and righteous cycle that all Christians are blessed to receive, and causes them to offer up constant thanksgiving to the LORD God to be a part of the cycle.

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience Godliness; And to Godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:4-11 AV)

324. There are eight areas that the Spirit of Ministry prepares a Christian. These areas of focus allow a Christian to share the divine nature of Christ and the LORD God. Before the Christian can receive this ministry, he must first conquer his lust, so he can escape the corruption that is in the world. Once he has overcome his lust, the Spirit of Ministry will prepare a Christian in:

1. Faith – Belief and religious truth of the LORD God and reliance upon Christ for salvation.

2. Virtue – Valor. A courageous, bold, and moral spirit.

3. Knowledge – To become aware and gain understanding.

4. Temperance – Self control.

5. Patience – Cheerful endurance.

6. Godliness – Reverent, devout and holy.

7. Brotherly kindness – Brotherly love.

8. Charity – Love in action for the glory of the LORD God.

325. A Christian that has received instruction from the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles will NOT be barren or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

326. A Christian that has NOT received instruction from the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles is blind and cannot see deep into the Kingdom of the LORD God and His mysteries. He will forget that he was purged from his old sins, and fall back into his old ways.

327. A Christian must diligently study as he receives instruction from the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles to make both his calling and election legitimate to the LORD God. The LORD God called you towards Him. He chose you over many other people, to come closer to Him through Jesus Christ. He saw something in you that was special to Him. Your goal should be focused on making Him certain that He made the right decision in calling you closer to him and selecting you to be part of the Kingdom. This is done through your diligent and constant study of the Word of God as He reveals it to you.

328. The Spirit of Ministry and Miracles gives abundant and full instruction to a Christian to prepare his entrance into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Spirit of Persuasion

And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak.

So he came to the king. And the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall we forbear? And he answered him, Go, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king. And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of the LORD? And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace. And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil? And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left. And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him. And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee. (1 Kings 22:14-23 AV)

History – King Ahab wanted to go to battle at Ramothgilead and consulted his prophets as to the outcome of the war before he committed his forces. His prophets told him that he would prosper and be victorious in battle. King Ahab wanted to make certain, so he called for Micaiah, a known and proven prophet of the LORD God. Micaiah sarcastically told him to go and prosper, that his people would return in peace (but indicated the King would not be returning). This upset King Ahab, and he pointed out that he knew Micaiah would always prophesize evil against him.

Micaiah then proceeded to tell him the true prophesy from the LORD God, and even how his prophets were able to be so wrong with their prophesies. King Ahab chose not to listen to Micaiah, but instead followed after the other prophets. In the end, the King was killed in battle, and all men returned to their countries in peace.

329. The LORD God confronted the problem of Ahab’s disobedience to Him by making him choose between His Word delivered by Micaiah and the word of 400 worldly prophets that tickled his ears with messages he wanted to hear. To do this, it was necessary to give the false prophecy to the worldly prophets, so Ahab could be presented with two opposite and conflicting prophesies which would force him to choose.

330. Ahab hated the LORD God’s words delivered through Micaiah, because it always went against him.

331. The LORD God was sitting in his throne, surrounded by the hosts of heaven, some on his right hand, and some on his left. Some of the host offered their services to help the LORD God solve the problem of Ahab. They were talking among themselves about all manner of choices of dealing with him. A Spirit of the LORD God came out of His completeness and stood before Him. This Spirit of Persuasion told the LORD God that He could persuade him to predictably choose the wrong prophet to listen too, thus being destroyed in battle and his men set free.

332. The Spirit of Persuasion went into the 400 false prophets, and put lies into their mouths, that they spoke according to the LORD God’s Will.

333. Then the Spirit of Persuasion went to Micaiah and revealed to him what had taken place. When Micaiah was called before the King to prophesy the outcome of the war, he told the King first what the false prophets were saying. Then he told the King what the true prophesy from the LORD God was. And lastly, he told the King how the Spirit of Persuasion had effected the prophets to speak falsely.

334. Because the King knew Micaiah was a prophet of the LORD God, and Micaiah had told him exactly what the LORD God was doing, Ahab was given an opportunity to fall back in line in obedience to the LORD God. Instead, he chose to listen to the lies of the false prophets that were given by the Spirit of Persuasion to create a choice for him. As a result, he was killed in battle.

Spirit of Power

Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea. Nevertheless he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known. (Psalms 106:7-8 AV)

335. It was the Spirit of Power that opened the seas to make way for His People to prepare for entry into the Promised Land. This parting of the Red Sea was used by the LORD God, not to save them for His sake, but so His mighty power might be known.

The difference between the Spirit of Might and the Spirit of Power – The Spirit of Might controls the right hand of the LORD God. The Spirit of Power goes forth to accomplish the Works of the Spirit of Might. All of their Works are done together.

Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand? (Job 26:14 AV)

336. The Spirit of Power’s thunderous power can not be understood. We see only a small portion of His intense strength. When the Spirit of Power accomplishes His Works, His awesome strength is displayed.

And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. (Luke 4:13-14 AV)

337. Jesus returned to Galilee in the strength of the Spirit of Power, after the devil’s temptation.

Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: (Romans 1:3-5 AV)

338. Not only is Jesus Christ the Son of God, He is also given the Spirit of Power so he possesses the power of the LORD God. He receives this Spirit of Power as a result of the Spirit of Holiness and his resurrection from the dead. Jesus Christ has the same Spirit of Power inside Him that the LORD God has as a result of his resurrection. The Spirit of Power was not one of the original Spirits that rested on Jesus Christ on earth. This Spirit came to him after his resurrection as he assumed his position in heaven at the right hand of the LORD God.

Spirit of Promise

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. (Galatians 3:13-14 AV)

339. Christians receive the blessing of Abraham through Jesus Christ.

Up to the time of Abraham, mankind was under consideration by the LORD God. Abraham is the man chosen by the LORD God to establish His Kingdom of God on. Abraham is chosen for the Kingdom of God, and promised land, greatness and blessings by the LORD God for him and all his people. The LORD God promised Abraham that a blessing to all those that blessed him and his family, and a cursing to all those that cursed him and his family.

This is the promise that is given to Christians through their relationship as adopted sons to the LORD God through Jesus Christ.

340. The Spirit of Promise guarantees these blessings to a Christian through their faith in Jesus Christ.

For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea. For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. (2 Corinthians 1:19-22 AV)

341. The LORD God chooses who to establish and anoint as Christians. He chooses in whose hearts the Spirit of Promise will be placed.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:3-14 AV)

342. A person is chosen by the LORD God to be a Christian before the foundation of the world was even established. He desired that we should be holy and without blame and stand before Him in love. Because it pleased Him to do so, He predestinated each Christian to become his adopted child through Jesus Christ. When a person accepted this predestination by believing and trusting that Jesus Christ is the gospel of salvation, that person becomes a Christian.

343. The Spirit of Promise seals a Christian in earnest. A seal is stamped upon the soul of the Christian and is given in advance as security for the rest of the promise that will come.

344. The purchased possession, salvation bought through the blood of Jesus Christ, is not completed until the Christian enters into the Kingdom of God. It is at that moment that a Christian’s salvation is redeemed completely by the gift of Jesus.

Many Christians believe that once they have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior, and believe in their salvation through the shedding of Christ’s blood, that they receive redemption and the Kingdom of God at that point. This is a misconception.

Christians are sealed by the Spirit of Promise to secure them for the rest of the promise that will come when they enter the Kingdom of Heaven. They do not receive full redemption on earth, but rather, they receive the promise of redemption. This requires a Christian to maintain his faithful belief in Jesus Christ completely as he lives.

When the Christian physically dies, and his spirit comes to the Kingdom of Heaven, the seal that was placed on his soul by the Spirit of Promise is examined, and the Christian is given full redemption, (deliverance, salvation) and allowed to enter into the Kingdom.

At a person’s baptism in Jesus Christ, death is brought to him. At the moment the baptismal waters cover that person, he dies. At the moment of his death, all sin dies with him. The wages of sin are death, and through baptism, these sins receive death. As the Christian comes out of the baptismal waters, he is resurrected into a new life and the promise of salvation and entrance into the Kingdom of God. This promise is sealed by the Spirit of Promise inside the heart of the believer’s soul.

Part of the Kingdom of God is the Kingdom of Heaven. When a Christian experiences physical death of the body, his spirit immediately is received by the Kingdom of Heaven, and the seal is examined. This seal denotes that the bearer has been promised redemption through faith in the salvation through the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The Christian is given redemption at that moment, and allowed to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, and the Kingdom of God. Through this redemption at the gates of Heaven, the Christian enters into Kingdom completely delivered and redeemed from all the sins he did when he was on earth. Thanks be to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

WARNING: Some churches, religious doctrines, cults and false prophets believe that the Kingdom of God is established on earth at this very time, and that they are responsible for the maintenance of that Kingdom. They claim they hold the keys, and control their snared people with rituals, powers, and trickery. This belief is false.

To believe the Kingdom of God is present on earth, requires a Christian to reject the Spirit of Promise and claim his rightful inheritance to the Promise of the LORD God here on earth. If the Kingdom of God is here now, then there would be no need for a seal to be placed upon a soul in earnest as a promise for the inheritance to come.

Allow things to work in the LORD God’s Time, in the LORD God’s Will and in the LORD God’s Way. Your redemption is guaranteed by the Spirit of Promise, and you will receive your inheritance as a result. Believe. Study. Understand. Don’t allow any church, and cult, any doctrine or any practice the ability to open that seal on this earth by exerting their power and control. That seal has been placed on you by the LORD God’s Spirit of Promise, as the result of your faith in redemption through the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The seal should remain intact, until you are given the opportunity to redeem it in heaven as promised.

Lesson 7 – Spirits Ministry & Miracles, Persuasion, Power, Promise (Worksheet)

497. Who does miracles of the LORD God? Gal 3:5 (303)

(Maybe more than one answer)

A. Righteous men

B. Church elders

C. Spirit of Ministry and Miracles

D. Upright Christians

498. Who does the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles perform His Works on? Gal 3:5 (304, 305)

(May be more than one answer)

A. On sick people of the world

B. On people who hear the LORD God’s Word in faith

C. On all religious faiths

D. Performed in accordance with need

E. On people who keep the LORD God’s law

499. What will always be present if there is a miracle from the LORD God? Gal 3:5 (303- 305 and notes)

(May be more than one answer)

A. Ministry

B. God’s Word

C. Faith

D. Keeping of God’s laws

E. Need

F. Desire

500. What does the word “ministry” mean in God’s Word? Gal 3:5 (303- 305 and notes)

A. To fully supply nourishment

B. To enforce the laws of the LORD God

C. To provide fellowship opportunity among the LORD God’s people

D. To create a place where people can worship and praise

E. All of the above

501. What does a person gain that is fed the spiritual things of the LORD God in accordance with His Will? Gal 3:5 (303- 305 and notes)

A. New faith

B. New miracles

C. New understanding

D. New power

502. What parable gives the reason that Jesus Christ spoke to his disciples with parables? Mat 13:3-23 (notes)

A. The Parable of the Widow’s Mite

B. The Parable of the Sower

C. The Parable of the Wheat and Tares

D. The Parable of the Mustard Seed

503. (Essay) Why does Jesus Christ speak in parables? Mat 13:3-23 (notes)

504. How does Jesus Christ expect for us to study and learn? Mat 13:3-23 (notes)

A. Through rote memory

B. Through formal education and schooling

C. Through weekly attendance of a religious service

D. Through deep study of the Word of God

E. All of the above

505. What does Becker Bible Studies call the study of the true and real meanings of deep concepts in the Word of God? Mat 13:3-23 (notes)

A. Methodology

B. Typology

C. Scriptology

D. Interpology

506. What deep new meanings did Jesus give to the following words? Mat 13:3-23

(Match correct word with correct meaning)

1. Seed A. The act of planting the Word of God

2. Sower B. The things that are received as a result of sowing the Word of God

3. Sow C. Word of God

4. Reap D. The rewards received from the Works rendered as a result of hearing Word

5. Fruit E. A person who plants the Word of God in others

507. How does a Christian receive generous and abundant reward from the LORD God? 2 Cor 9:6-15 (306)

A. All Christian receive the same reward

B. By becoming a minister and doing miracles in the name of the LORD God

C. By planting the Word of God bountifully

D. By giving money to the homeless, oppressed, widowed and hungry

508. How does a Christian know where to give the Word of God?2 Cor 9:6-15 (307)

A. The places and times for planting are placed in a person’s heart

B. The places and times for planting are revealed through a person’s heightened emotional joy

C. The places and times for planting are supported by the person’s church

D. The places and times for planting have been prepared first to receive the LORD God

509. What attitude should a Christian have that supplies the Word of God to others? 2 Cor 9:6-15 (307)

A. Cheerful heart for the LORD God

B. Obligation to the LORD God

C. Resentment of the LORD God

D. Attention getting from the LORD God

510. What does a Christian receive who plants the LORD God’s Ways and Will? 2Cor 9:6-15 (308)

(May be more than one answer)

A. The LORD God’s favorable attention

B. Deep satisfaction

C. Inspiration to do more good works

D. Forgiveness of sin

E. A clean soul

F. All of the above

511. What role would the LORD God’s Spirit of Ministry and Miracles play in Jesus Christ’s Parable of the Sower? 2Cor 9:6-15 (309)

A. He would be the Sower with the seeds

B. He would be the seeds for the Sower

C. He would sow the seeds as a Sower

D. He would supply the seeds to the Sower

512. (Essay) What is the deep meaning of the Parable of the Sower as it relates to the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles? 2Cor 9:6-15 (309)

513. What happens to a Christian as a result of the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles fully supplying bread for their food? 2Cor 9:6-15 (310)

A. It brings a Christian into remembrance of Christ

B. It nourishes a Christian and brings them into a new and deeper understanding of the Word of God

C. It allows a Christian to share the wealth among the poor, homeless, widowed and sick and feed them with Godly food

D. All of the above

514. How does the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles effect the works of a Christian as they plant the Word of God? 2Cor 9:6-15 (311-313)

(May be more than one answer)

A. He spreads their fame far and wide

B. He brings repentant sinners into the Christian’s life to hear the Word of God

C. He increases the amount of the Word of God the Christian can plant

D. He causes the Christian to continuously reflect on their ability to do miracles in His name

E. He multiplies the amount of works the Christian can do to plant the Word of God

F. He increases amount of reward a Christian receives as a result of planting the Word of God.

515. What grows in a Christian as a result of planting the Word of God? 2Cor 9:6-15 (311-314)

A. Righteousness

B. Love

C. Power

D. Authority

516. What is created when the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles enriches everything in a Christian’s life? 2Cor 9:6-15 (316)

A. Obligation to do good works

B. Envy from onlookers

C. Thankfulness towards the LORD God

D. Empowerment of religious leaders to motivate with rewards from the LORD God

517. What are the two major Works of the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles? 2Cor 9:6-15 (316)

(With certainty, there is more than one answer)

A. Supplying fully the Word of God to the righteous Christians

B. Causing abundant thanksgivings to be given to the LORD God

C. Creating true Churches and religions that adhere to righteous principles

D. Displaying miracles in large groups of gathered people to encourage faithful obedience

E. Giving certain men power and prestige in ability to accomplish miracles of the LORD God.

518. What proofs of gifts given to a Christian by the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles can be observed? 2Cor 9:6-15 (317)

(May be more than one answer)

A. Heightened stature and power

B. Recognition and acknowledgement of their spiritual status by others

C. Their acknowledged obedience to Jesus Christ prior to gifts being received

D. Liberal distribution of enlightened teachings and grace

E. Stronger powers to heal the crippled, diseased, ill and possessed

F. Elevation in church leadership positions

519. What are some characteristics of voluntary humbleness displayed by a person? Col 2:18-19 (318)

A. Play-acting

B. Chosen behavior acted by someone to achieve something

C. An honest condition

D. Self focused

E. Word of God focused

F. Dishonest act

G. Natural reaction of obedience to something greater than himself

520. What are some characteristics of involuntary humbleness displayed by a person? Col 2:18-19 (318)

A. Play-acting

B. Chosen behavior acted by someone to achieve something

C. An honest condition

D. Self focused

E. Word of God focused

F. Dishonest act

G. Natural reaction of obedience to something greater than himself

521. What does Scripture say about voluntary humility? Col 2:18-19 (318)

A. All Christians should display the characteristic of voluntary humbleness

B. Jesus Christ was voluntarily humble and an gave that example to all Christians

C. A Christian should let no man defraud him by acting humble

D. Voluntary humility leads to the righteous growth of a Christian

522. What specific actions of men are Christians warned will defraud them, and should be avoided? Col 2:18-19 (318-319)

(May be more than one answer)

A. Worship of angels

B. Intruding into those things which are not seen

C. Voluntary humbleness

D. Preaching about Jesus when it is apparent the person is not a Christian

523. What type of people do the action(s) spoken of in question 522? Col 2:18-19 (319)

(May be more than one answer)

A. Righteous

B. Self focused

C. Vain

D. Born again

E. Saved

F. Self centered

524. When is worshiping of the angels, or intruding into those things not seen by man, allowed to be done by a Christian? Col 2:18-19 (319)

(May be more than one answer)

A. Never

B. When the angels protect the Christian from harm

C. When the angels have a mission for the Christian to perform

D. When a deceased loved one is trying to contact him from the grave

E. When a deceased loved one is trying to contact him from heaven

F. When the Christian has been blessed with special insight

G. When he has been blessed with the ability to see things that are hidden from others

H. When the Christian is able to see supernatural events before they happen

I. When the angels speaking with a Christian say they come from heaven

J. When it is practiced by the Christian’s church to save deceased family members

K. When it is practiced by the Christian’s church to provide prayer focus

L. When the Christian is chosen by God to do supernatural Works for Him

M. When it would make for a very good TV show

N. When it is just innocent fun to worship all the good things angels do for him

O. When the cute, chubby, innocent images of angels can bring a smile to a child

P. When the beautiful, glorious images of angels can bring comfort to a hurting person

Q. Answers B-P

525. When does the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles minister to a Christian who worships angels or voluntarily acts humble? Col 2:18-19 (320)

A. That person is not a faithful Christian in the body of Christ, and does not receive the Spirits

B. When the person accidentally walks off the narrow path of Christ

C. When the Christian doesn’t know any better, and copies behavior seen by other Christians

D. When the Christian is special in the supernatural scheme of things

526. How does the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles minister to the LORD God? Col 2:18-19 (321)

A. The process of ministry allows the different Spirits to knit together to form their oneness

B. The process of ministry allows the LORD God to receive fallen angels into His Presence

C. The process of ministry allows the LORD God the ability of redemption

D. All of the above

527. How does the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles minister to the body of Christ? Col 2:18-19 (322)

A. The process of ministry allows the different Christians to knit together to form one complete body in Jesus Christ

B. The process of ministry allows the Church to deal with supernatural events that come to them through innocence

C. The process of ministry allows for group redemption and salvation of nations

D. All of the above

528. What is increased when the LORD God’s Spirit of Ministry and Miracles performs His Works? Col 2:18-19 (323)

A. The LORD God’s Essence increases

B. The body in Christ receive increase of righteous, joyous wonderful things

C. The world’s ability to maintain peace

D. Both A & B

E. Both B & C

529. What emotion does the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles Works create in Christians? Col 2:18-19 (323)

A. Piousness

B. Thanksgiving

C. Awe

D. Repentance

530. Why does the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles prepare a Christian in eight areas? 2 Peter 1:4-11 (324)

A. To wash him of sin and prepare a new body for him

B. To teach him to withstand the evils of this world

C. To prepare him to be a partaker of the divine nature of the LORD God

D. To place him in the corrupted world with a strong purpose of the LORD God

531. Match the eight areas of a Christian’s preparation with their meanings. 2 Peter 1:4-11 (324)

A. Faith 1. Self Control

B. Virtue 2. Valor. A courageous, bold and moral spirit

C. Knowledge 3. Belief and religious truth of the LORD God and reliance on Christ

D. Temperance 4. Brotherly love

E. Patience 5. To become aware and gain understanding

F. Godliness 6. Cheerful endurance

G. Brotherly kindness 7. Reverent, devout and holy

532. What must a Christian do before he can be ministered in the eight areas by the Spirit of Ministry? 2 Peter 1:4-11 (324)

A. Study theology and religious texts

B. Memorize scripture and attend church regularly

C. Conquer lust and escape corruption of the world

D. Commit life to Jesus and become a witness for him

533. How does a Christian avoid being barren and unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ? 2 Peter 1:4-11 (326-327)

A. Receive instruction from the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles

B. Study the Bible diligently

C. Absorb and digest the LORD God’s mysteries as revealed through His Word

D. All of the above

534. What will happen to a Christian that has not received instruction from the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles? 2 Peter 1:4-11 (326)

(May be more than one answer)

A. He will forget that he was purged from his old sins

B. He will fall back into his old ways

C. He will be unable to see deep into the Kingdom of the LORD God and His mysteries

D. He will become spiritually blind

535. Why should a Christian diligently study as he receives instruction from the Spirit of Ministry and miracles? 2 Peter 1:4-11 (327)

(May be more than one answer)

A. To make his calling and election legitimate to the LORD God

B. To impress fellow brothers in Christ

C. To lead others to the path of righteousness

D. To conquer sins that prevent him from drawing close to the LORD God

E. To overcome lusts and follies of natural life

536. How did you become eligible to follow Christ? 2 Peter 1:4-11 (327)

A. All people of the world can choose to follow Christ

B. All Americans can choose to follow Christ

C. The LORD God chose and called you to come closer to Him through Jesus Christ

D. You have always attended church and participated in religious activities

537. (Personal) How do you assure the LORD God that He has made the right decision in choosing and calling you? 2 Peter 1:4-11 (327)

538. Why does the Spirit of Ministry and Miracles give abundant and full instruction to a Christian? 2Peter 1:4-11 (328)

A. To prepare him for battle

B. To prepare him for priesthood

C. To prepare him for martyrdom

D. To prepare him for entrance into the Kingdom of God

539. What did King Ahab’s 400 worldly prophets tell him? 1Kings 22:14-23 (History)

A. That he would be prosperous and victorious in battle

B. That the he would suffer loss in battle

C. That the LORD God said he would suffer loss

D. That the LORD God said he would be victorious in battle

540. Why were these 400 prophets so popular with King Ahab? 1Kings 22:14-23 (History)

A. They allowed the LORD God to speak through them and give prophesy

B. They tickled the Kings ears with the messages he wanted to hear

C. They were always right in their prophecies

D. All of the above

541. Why did the King want Micaiah to confirm the prophesy of the 400 prophets? 1Kings 22:14-23 (History)

A. He was fascinated by the words he spoke

B. He spoke the LORD God’s prophecies and was always right in his prophecies

C. He tickled the Kings ears with messages he wanted to hear

D. He always spoke good about the King

542. Why did the King hate Micaiah? 1Kings 22:14-23 (History, 330)

A. He was always forcing the King to do what he didn’t want

B. He was always prophesizing evil things against the King

C. He was not part of the palaces prophecy team of 400

D. His prophecy was not as true and consistent as the team of prophets

543. What did Micaiah first tell the King? 1Kings22:14-23 (History)

A. That the King would be successful in battle

B. That the King would suffer loss in battle

C. That he should prepare to die

D. That his soldiers would be cowards

544. What did Micaiah tell the King when the LORD God’s name was invoked? 1Kings22:14-23 (History)

A. The King would suffer loss in battle

B. The Kings men will return home in peace

C. The 400 prophets were manipulated by the Spirit of Persuasion to cause them to falsely prophesize

D. All of the above

545. Why did Micaiah prophesize in the two different ways? 1Kings22:14-23 (329)

A. He was scared of the King, and first tried to go along with the 400 other prophets

B. He was unsure of the prophesy and was affected by the Spirit of Persuasion also

C. The LORD God made Ahab choose between His Word and the word of his 400 prophets….because Micaiah approached the prophesy in this way, Ahab knew for certain it was the LORD God speaking.

D. Micaiah did not understand the importance of this prophesy.

546. Why did the Spirit of Persuasion cause the 400 worldly prophets to agree on a false prophesy? 1Kings22:14-23 (329)

A. So the Spirit of Persuasion could make liars of them

B. So Ahab could be presented with two opposite and conflicting prophesies which would force him to choose

C. So Micaiah would look good over the 400 prophets

D. All of the above

547. Where was the LORD God when He was deciding what to do about the problem with Ahab? 1Kings22:14-23 (331)

A. His Essence was present in Solomon’s Temple

B. He was sitting on His throne in Heaven

C. He was walking the earth

D. He was inside Micaiah

548. Who was around the LORD God as He was making His decision?1Ki 22:14-23 (331)

A. Saints

B. Hosts of Heaven

C. Worldly men

D. Priests and holy men

549. What advice did those around the LORD God give to help him make His decision? 1Kings22:14-23 (331)

A. No one gives advice to the LORD God

B. They offered to go to war against Ahab

C. They prayed for Ahab’s salvation and redemption

D. They offered their services to help the LORD God

550. According to this Scripture, what kind of services did the hosts of heaven offer to the LORD God? 1Ki 22:14-23 (331)

A. The services they had to offer are not revealed in this Scripture

B. Causing death to come to Ahab

C. Causing Ahab to repent of his ways

D. Creating a miracle to move Ahab to change direction

E. Placing a wall between Ahab and the LORD God

551. How many choices did the Hosts of Heaven come up with to help the LORD God with making His Decision about what to do with disobedient Ahab? 1Ki 22:14-23 (331)

A. No choices

B. A few choices

C. Many choices

D. All manner of choices

552. Where were the Hosts of Heaven as they were suggesting the choices the LORD God had? 1Kings22:14-23 (331)

(May be more than one answer)

A. They were on earth at the time

B. They were at the LORD God’s right hand

C. They were at the LORD God’s left hand

D. They were inside the LORD God

553. Where did the solution to the LORD God’s problem come from? 1Ki 22:14-23 (331)

A. The Spirit of Persuasion came out of the LORD God and stood before Him

B. The Spirit of Persuasion came from the right hand of the LORD God and stood before Him

C. The Spirit of Persuasion came from the left hand of the LORD God and stood before Him

D. The Spirit of Persuasion came from the group of Hosts of Heaven and stood before Him

554. What solution did the Spirit of Persuasion offer the LORD God? 1Ki 22:14-23 (331)

A. To cause King Ahab to be successful in war

B. To cause King Ahab to believe lies

C. To cause King Ahab to predictably choose the wrong prophets to listen too

D. To cause King Ahab to change his ways

555. What end result was the Spirit of Persuasion certain would occur? 1Ki 22:14-23 (331)

A. King Ahab would repent of his sins and ask for forgiveness

B. King Ahab would be destroyed in battle and his men set free

C. King Ahab would wise up and choose to go the LORD God’s way

D. King Ahab would destroy the 400 false prophets

556. What did the Spirit of Persuasion do specifically to cause Ahab’s choice to be made? 1Ki 22:14-23 (332)

A. He put lies into their mouths, that they spoke according to the LORD God’s Will

B. He put truths into their mouths, that they spoke according to the LORD God’s Will

C. He put lies in Micaiah’s mouth, that he spoke according to the LORD God’s Will

D. All of the above

557. (Personal contemplation) Why do you think the Spirit of Persuasion had Micaiah tell the King the cause of the incorrect prophesy spoken by the 400 prophets? 1Ki 22:14-23 (333-334)

558. How did the Spirit of Power make way for the LORD God’s people to prepare for entry into the Promised Land? Ps 106:7-8 (335)

A. He gave the Ten Commandments

B. He punished the idol worshippers

C. He parted the Red Sea

D. He had Solomon build His Temple

559. Why did the Spirit of Power do this act spoken of in Ps 106:7-8 and question #558? Ps 106:7-8 (335)

A. To save them

B. To punish them

C. To bring them into the promised Land

D. To make his mighty power known

560. How does the Spirit of Might perform His Works? Ps 106:7-8 (335)

A. He controls the right hand of the LORD God.

B. He goes forth to accomplish Works

C. He controls the left hand of the LORD God

D. He is the controller of all the Spirits

561. How does the Spirit of Power perform His Works? Ps 106:7-8 (335)

A. He controls the right hand of the LORD God.

B. He goes forth to accomplish Works

C. He controls the left hand of the LORD God

D. He is the controller of all the Spirits

562. How are the Spirit of Power and the Spirit of Might connected? Ps 106:7-8 (335)

A. The Spirit of Power accomplishes the Works of the Spirit of Might

B. All of their Works are done together

C. The Spirit of Power and the Spirit of Might come from the LORD God’s right hand.

D. All of the above

563. How much of the Spirit of Power has man heard? Job 26:14 (336)

A. None

B. A large portion

D. A little portion

D. The completeness of the Spirit of Power

564. How much of the Spirit of Power’s thunderous power has been understood? Job 26:14 (336)

A. None

B. A large portion

C. A little portion

D. The completeness of the Spirit of Power

565. When is the awesome strength of the Spirit of Power displayed? Job 26:14 (336)

A. Never

B. In the accomplishment of His Works

C. Only in End Times and Judgment Day

D. Only in Old Testament times

566. When did Jesus first receive the strength of the Spirit of Power? Luke 4:13-14 (337)

A. After his Birth

B. After his Temptation by the devil

C. After his Crucifixion

D. After his Resurrection

567. When did Jesus receive the complete Spirit of Power from the LORD God? Rom 1:3-5(338)

A. After his Birth

B. After his Temptation by the devil

C. After his Crucifixion

D. After his Resurrection

568. What position did Jesus assume following his resurrection? Rom 1:3-5(338)

A. In Heaven, sitting at the LORD God’s left hand

B. In Heaven, sitting at the LORD God’s right hand

C. In Heaven, sitting before the LORD God

D. In Heaven, standing in the presence of the LORD God

569. (Discuss) What is the significance of Jesus Christ’s position in heaven, and his possessing the Spirit of Power? Rom 1:3-5(338)

570. Whose blessing does a Christian receive through Jesus Christ? Gal 3:13-14 (340)

A. Adam

B. Noah

C. Moses

D. Abraham

571. What did the Abraham Promise by the LORD God entail? Gal 3:13-14 (340)

(May be more than one answer)

A. Chosen for the Kingdom of God

B. A promised land, greatness and blessings for him and all his people

C. A blessing to all those that blessed him and his family

D. A cursing to all those that cursed him and his family

572. What does the Spirit of Promise guarantee Christians? Gal 3:13-14 (340)

A. Abraham’s promised blessings through their faith in Jesus Christ

B. Abraham’s promised blessings through their fellowship and commitment to their church

C. Abraham’s promised blessings to all Christian who bring the Jews to salvation

D. All of the above

573. How does a person become a Christian and receive the Spirit of Promise? 2Cor 1:19-22 (342)

A. The LORD God chooses

B. Jesus Christ chooses

C. The Holy Spirit chooses

D. It is given to the free will of the person

574. When is a person chosen to be a Christian? Eph 1:3-14 (343)

A. Before the foundation of the world was established

B. Before the person’s birth

C. At the person’s death

D. At the person’s baptism

575. Why does the LORD God choose a certain person? Eph 1:3-14 (343)

A. He receives pleasure by doing so

B. He desire that a certain person should be holy and without blame

C. He wants a certain person to stand before Him in love

D. He wants a certain person opportunity to receive adoption through Jesus Christ

E. All of the above

576. What is the common word used to describe the LORD God’s choosing His people? Eph 1:3-14 (343)

A. Predestination

B. Grace

C. Love

D. Preplanning

577. What does a person become that has accepted this predestination by believing and trusting that Jesus Christ is the gospel of salvation? Eph 1:3-14 (343)

(May be more than one answer)

A. Christian

B. Born-again

C. Redeemed

D. Blessed

E. Forgiven

F. Eternally alive

578. How does the Spirit of Promise “seal” a person? Eph 1:3-14 (343)

A. In earnest

B. With full privileges immediately

C. Only with the approval of ten righteous men

D. Only with the approval of the elders of a church

579. What is the purpose of the seal placed on a Christian by the Spirit of Promise? Eph 1:3-14 (343)

A. It is given in advance as security for the rest of the promise that will come

B. It separates the goats from the sheep

C. It allows a Christian to become an angel

D. It is given immediately as the Christian receives Abraham’s blessings from the LORD God

580. When does a Christian’s salvation process become completed? Eph 1:3-14 (343 & notes)

A. Immediately upon accepting Jesus Christ as Savior

B. Immediately after being resurrected out of the baptismal waters

C. When the Christian enters into the Kingdom of God

D. All of the above

581. What does a Christian receive from the Spirit of Promise? Eph 1:3-14 (343 & notes)

A. Full redemption on earth

B. Promise of redemption to come when they enter the Kingdom of Heaven

C. Full salvation on earth

D. Complete deliverance on earth

582. (Discuss) What is the exact process of baptism and the receiving the Spirit of Promise to the entrance in the Kingdom of God? Eph 1:3-14 (343 & notes)

583. (Discuss) Why is it wrong when some churches, religious doctrines, cults and false prophets believe that the Kingdom of God is established on earth? Eph 1:3-14 (343 & notes)