29 November 2007

The phases of God's process

This is Pieter de Waal with the sixth article of
the "God's Process for His Purposes" e-course.

God's Process for His Purposes
Part 6 - "The phases of the process"

God gives the promises and He also
brings them to fulfillment.

However, you must also play your part.

To make God's promises to you come true you must activate them by progressively entering deeper into Christ.

This walk into the promise is depicted by
a walk into the Tabernacle of Moses

Click here to learn more about the Tabernacle

The tabernacle (tent) on earth was just a shadow of the real tabernacle in heaven.
"The work they do as priests is really only a copy and a shadow of what is in heaven. It is the same as it was with Moses. When he was about to build the Sacred Tent, God told him, "Be sure to make everything according to the pattern you were shown on the mountain." [Heb 8:5]
We have to enter deep into this heavenly tabernacle to have our promise come to fulfillment.
Click here to learn more about the Tabernacle
Every step we take, is a step deeper into Jesus and we will get changed more into the likeness of His image.
"All of us, then, reflect the glory of the Lord with uncovered faces; and that same glory, coming from the Lord, who is the Spirit, transforms us into his likeness in an ever greater degree of glory..." [2Co 3:18]
It takes faith, patience and perseverance!
"We do not want you to become lazy, but to be like those who believe and are patient, and so receive what God has promised." [Heb 6:12]
"Keep on working with fear and trembling to complete your salvation, because God is always at work in you to make you willing and able to obey his own purpose." [Phi 2:12-13]
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In my next session, I will tell you more about the various transitions that God must takes you through on the way to your destiny. Till then, God bless you.

18 November 2007

Only in Christ

This is Pieter de Waal with the fifth article of
the "God's Process for His Purposes" e-course.

Last week I spoke about spiritual growth and mentioned that there are phases that we have to pass through if we are to progress towards our divine destinies. This week I am going
to tell you more about this process.

God's Process for His Purposes
Part 5 - "Only in Christ"

Maybe you have heard people tell you that things
are not going well with you right now, because:

  • You are not a child of God!

  • You are living in sin!

  • You are not in God's will!

  • You don't have enough faith!

  • You are following a lie!

  • You are not speaking, proclaiming and pronouncing the right things!

  • You are not praying enough!

  • You are not working hard enough!

  • You are simply not called!

You will have many people preaching at you, each coming
at you from his or her own particular little bandwagon.

Well rest assured, most probably they are all,
totally and utterly wrong!

Each of these things above might or might not be an indication of your standing with God . . . depending on its own particular time or place or circumstances! It all depends on the specific phase of your spiritual life that you are in.

Remember . . .
all the promises of God must be
received in and through Christ.

“It is he who is the “Yes” to all of God’s promises. [2Co 1:20]

God’s promises can only be fulfilled in Christ.

“I am the vine, and you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me.” [John 15:5]

Anything that you trust the Lord for, whether it is a house or a car, a husband or a wife, a career or a ministry, everything must be received by means of the same process. God is always working in you on more than one promise or purpose simultaneously.
Some of these will only take a few days, others might even take decades.

Click here to read more about God's process

To obtain success God's way, you must find out:

  • where you got stuck in God's process and

  • what you must do to proceed to the next step.

Click here to read more about God's process

God's plan for your life will take you
through many distinct phases

These phases are clearly demarcated in the structure of the Tabernacle of Moses as defined by God Himself.

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In my next session, I will tell you more about the tabernacle of Moses and how God uses it to guide you on the way to your destiny. Till then, God bless you.

12 November 2007

Faith Heroes

This is Pieter de Waal with the fourth article of
the "God's Process for His Purposes" e-course.

God's Process for His Purposes
Part 4 - "Faith Heroes"

Last week I mentioned that a single wrong choice can have devastating results. We therefore need to understand God's process for our lives, but even more specifically His requirements for our lives at any specific time.

Before I continue. Just remember ...

You have it in you to be the next faith hero and
fulfill God's purposes for your life.

Because Abraham is the father of our faith, his life is an example that we can follow. We can see how God walked
with him from the first moment he spoke with him and
every step of the way until he finally brought him to
fulfillment of his destiny in life.

Studying the life of Abraham, you will notice how it went through distinct phases where God in each case had to deal with something else in his life.

By comparing these phases with the Tabernacle of Moses you will find that they match up perfectly.

This process is as real today as it was when God directed
the faith heroes of the bible into fulfilling their lives' purposes.

By this time you might already have seen how this is true for the life story of Esther. The story of Abraham's life however, allows us the opportunity to study these phases in much greater detail than the story of Esther does.

PS. If you haven't downloaded Esther yet,
now would be a good time.

Click here to download Esther, the Orphan Queen.

PPS. The details of of Abraham's life is included as a bonus when you order "Lose Your Load".

Click here to get my e-book: "Lose your Load"

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In my next session, I will tell you more about God's process for taking you on the way to your destiny and how it can only be fulfilled in Christ. Till then, God bless you.

04 November 2007

Preparation

This is Pieter de Waal with the third article of
the "God's Process for His Purposes" e-course.

God desires you to prosper! Last week you saw that the blessings given to Abraham and his descendants are also meant for you ... because according to God's word the real descendants of Abraham are the people who have faith.

God's Process for His Purposes
Part 3 - "Preparation"

God is a cool God and His plan for your life rocks!

Jesus said: "I have come in order that you might have life---
life in all its fullness."
(Joh 10:10)

To get this life in all its fullness, we must do it God's way.

Abraham is the father of our faith. Just like he had to pass through certain phases to fulfill his destiny, you and I must do the same. God is not in the instant business. We all know to that if you want the real thing, you have to be willing to wait a little longer. Whether it is instant milk, instant coffee or instant soup, it is not quite the same as the original product!

Instant food, though convenient, simply cannot compare with the quality that you would get if you would sit down in a gourmet restaurant and wait to be served. We also know that instant diets and instant riches are more likely to land you in trouble than to be of a any real life-long benefit.

There is much more to prosperity than
simply being rich and famous.

You have only to look at the celebrities who have struck it rich as teenagers to see how their lives are falling apart.

If your 5-year old insists on a 500cc road-bike, you are definitely not even going to consider his demands!. There is a very good reason why there is an age restriction on getting your driver's license and you, because you care for him, you are going to let him wait until he is ready.

If you as an earthly parent knows to prepare your children for responsibility, then your heavenly Father even more so. If you want lasting results, you must trust God to deliver.

Just as there are phases in our physical growth, there are also very distinct phases in our spiritual growth.

It is of utmost importance that we identify these phases correctly, not only in our own lives, but also in the lives of
our disciples (especially our children).

Click here to read more about God's process

A single wrong choice in this regard
can have devastating results.

Abraham, for example, mistakenly thought that God was taking too long to deliver on His promise, and in his impatience he created Ishmael. Till today, the descendants of Isaac and Ishmael are still at war.

In my own life I have made similar wrong choices. For example, while I was a student I was challenged with a situation that required me to have lots of faith. So I started to read about faith, study about faith, speak about faith and practice faith to the best of my ability.

In the process, I ended up generating more and more problems in my life and was generally going through hell. I not only ended up hurting myself and other people that I cared about, but inadvertently also ran the risk of being rebellious to God. Why? Because at that point in my life, God's goal for me was not faith, it was obedience!

Click here to read more about God's process

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In my next session, I will tell you more about the faith heroes in the bible and how God's process is applied to their lives.

Till then, God bless you.