A SPIRITUAL CONSTITUTION

AND A BILL OF SPIRITUAL RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

    The world is suffering convulsions. Some parts of America are in chaos. Too many Christians are wondering, WHAT NOW, WHAT NEXT? We stand by and watch in disbelief and some in despair.
     That is not our calling! The Bible says “fear not” repeatedly. “Be of strong courage”.
     Here is a self-described SPIRITUAL CONSTITUTION and a BILL OR OUR RIGHTS according to the Bible!
     This is A CALLING and our MARCHING ORDERS. The time is at hand. His return is near. Don’t be found sitting and watching. TO ACTION, ALL!
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GOD APPOINTED RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

A disciple of Jesus, also known as a child of God, also known as a Christian, you have certain secure and inviolable rights and responsibilities.

(NOTE:  This preamble is derived from Matthew 18:19; the interpretation is from the New Testament Greek text, NASB version, using Strong’s lexicon and dictionary and printed in all CAPITAL letters.)

PREAMBLE:

You have been given you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever YOU DISCERN AND DECIDE TO  bind on earth, WHETHER PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE,  shall have been bound in heaven, AND THAT ACTION IS COMPLETE, ONCE AND FOR ALL TIME AND EVERYONE SHALL BE BOUND BY THAT ACTION FOR ALL TIMES, and whatever YOU DECIDE TO loose RELEASE, ANNUL, DISOLVE, DESTROY, OVERTHROW OR DO AWAY WITH on earth shall have been loosed in heaven AND THAT ACTION IS COMPLETE, ONCE AND FOR ALL TIME AND EVERYONE SHALL BE BOUND BY THAT ACTION FOR ALL TIMES. (*Matthew18:18, Matthew 16:19)

Hereby considering that you have confessed with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you are saved;  for with the heart you believe, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth your confessed, resulting in salvation. (*Romans 10:9, 11)

Hereby considering that you confess and believe That Jesus is The Christ, The Son of the living God.” (*Matthew16:16)

And, considering that all things are created by God through and by His Word;  (*John 1:3)

And considering that the lower kingdoms of this world are subject to the higher Kingdom of God; (*Hebrews 10:13, Romans 14:11)

And considering that Jesus has all authority granted to Him in heaven and earth;  (*Matthew 28:18)

And considering that He has granted His Authority to His Disciples to bind or loose what is on the lower kingdoms to be subject to the righteous, permanent and inviolable powers of God in heaven;  (*Matthew18:18, Matthew 16:19, Matthew 10:1)

You are hereby appointed to go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; (*Matthew28:18-20)

You are hereby conferred the authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. (*Matthew10:1)

It has hereby been granted to you that all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive. (*Matthew21:22))

It has herby been granted that you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses even to the remotest part of the earth. (*Acts 1:8)

TO WIT:

ARTICLE  I.   CREATION – CAUSE – CAUSATION

You were created for by God for His purpose.  You come from the Invisible God, and you are sustained by God.   You are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.  Ephesians 2:10

KINGDOM PRINCIPLES: 

  • WHAT IS SEEN, COMES FROM THE UNSEEN. 
  • GOD IS THE INVISIBLE GOD. 
  • THE WORD IS WITH GOD. 
  • GOD, BY HIS WORD, IS THE CREATOR AND SUSTAINER OF ALL THINGS.

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

Colossians 1:13  “For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.”

Hebrews11:3  “By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.”

 

ARTICLE II.  DIVIDING THE KINGDOMS

You are not of this world because He chose you out of this world.  You are from God, little child, and you have overcome those of the world; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.

KINGDOM PRINCIPLES: 

  • THE GREATER RULES OVER THE LESSER. 
  • THE KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD ARE SUBJECT TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD. 
  • GOD HAS CHOSEN US OUT OF THIS WORLD AND INTO HIS KINGDOM.
  •  HE WHO IS IN ME IS GREATER THAN HE WHO IS IN THIS WORLD.

John 8:23, Jesus says “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.”

In John 18:36, Jesus says, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”

Jesus tells us in John 15:19 that we are not of this world, either, because He chose us out of this world.

1 John 4:4  “You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.

 

ARTICLE III. BINDING AND LOOSING

Jesus has said to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.

Again He has said to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.

For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst, remembering this it is God Who does the works though you, an obedient and yielded friend of Jesus –  His disciple.

KINGDOM PRINCIPLES: 

  • GOD. ALONE, CONFERS AUTHORITY.
  • YOU MAY “BIND” ONLY BY GOD’S AUTHORITY.
  • YOU MAY “LOOSE” ONLY BY GOD’S AUTHORITY.
  • YOU, ALSO, WILL  BE BOUND OR LOOSED BY THE AUTHORITY GOD GRANTS YOU.
  • “BINDING” AND “LOOSING” ARE SERIOUS MATTERS AND THEIR EFFECT IS PERMANENT.

Matthew 18:15   “If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.

16  “But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES EVERY FACT MAY BE CONFIRMED.

17  “If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

18  “Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.

19  “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.

20  “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”

21 ¶  Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

22  Jesus *said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.

THIS SOLEMN APPOINTMENT ATTESTED TO AND SIGNED BY JESUS:  “And, lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” 

Witnessed by your Brother and Friend,
Mike Young

PS:  By scrolling further down this page you will find the scripture references used and related to this article and Spiritual Constitution.

THEOLOGIAN, FRANCIS SCHAEFFER

 

RECAPITULATION & FOOTNOTES:

Interpreted, subscribed and taken from the text in Matthew18:18  “Truly I say to you, whatever YOU DECIDE TO  bind on earth WHETHER PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, shall have been bound in heaven AND THAT ACTION IS COMPLETE, ONCE AND FOR ALL TIME AND EVERYONE SHALL BE BOUND BY THAT ACTION FOR ALL TIMES; and whatever YOU DECIDE TO loose RELEASE, ANNUL, DISOLVE, DESTROY, OVERTHROW OR DO AWAY WITH on earth shall have been loosed in heaven AND THAT ACTION IS COMPLETE, ONCE AND FOR ALL TIME AND EVERYONE SHALL BE BOUND BY THAT ACTION FOR ALL TIMES.”

19  “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 16:13  “Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”

14  And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.”

15  He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

16  Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

17  And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.

18  “I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.

19  “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.”

BIND = DEO aorist/active/subjunctive  = no regard to past present of future time/the subject is the doer of the action/the mood of possibility and

BOUND = DEO perfect/passive/participle   = the action has been completed in the past once and for all not needing to be repeated/the subject is the recipient of the action/ ing or ed, a verbal noun, has the characteristics of both a verb and an adjective

Binding and being bound referred to as having or granting authority in decision making and the granting the authority to act on that decision and the power to complete it.

Footnotes:

Matthew 4:17  “From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Matthew 4:19  “And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

Matthew 4:23 “Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people.

Matthew 9:37  “Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.  v38  “Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”

Matthew 10:1  Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.

Mark 16:17  “These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; v18  they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Matthew 28:18  “And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. v19  “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,

v20  teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Jesus is The Vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Jesus and He in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Jesus you can do nothing.

If anyone does not abide in Jesus, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.

If you abide in Jesus, and His words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.  The Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be Jesus’ disciples.

No longer does Jesus call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but Jesus has called you friends, for all things that I have heard from His Father, He has made known to you.

You did not choose Jesus but He chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in Jesus name He may give to you.

Jesus commands you, that you love one another.

Published by

Michael Young, Sr.

I am a practicing Christian, a disciple of Jesus, a husband of over 50 years, a father and a grandfather, a business man, a veteran and a friend to all who will have me. I have served or am serving, at various times, as an Evangelist, a Pulpit fill pastor, an Associate Pastor of Evangelism and as Senior Pastor of a church plant. My passion is for practicing and teaching the Bible, building small groups, reaching the lost with the message of the Gospel of Jesus, recovering the straying Sheep of God and the gathering together the Called of God, in neighborhoods, business settings and in churches by equipping other Christians. I have authored a few small books and I have a background in professional business management, finance and investments. I am glad to meet you, even if it is virtually. Write me at any time and let's become friends.

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