“15 Wherefore I (Apostle Paul) also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the Saints,
16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him:
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the Saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power,
20 Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own Right Hand in the heavenly places,” Ephesians 1:18.
The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of wisdom…the Revelator of the knowledge of Christ Jesus will enlighten our eyes to the hope of His calling when we look to and continue looking to the Author and Finisher of our faith…the Lord Jesus Christ.
The questionnaire in class 101 won’t reveal the hope of the call of God for one’s life. The Holy Spirit will reveal the exceeding greatness of the power of God, which is the Cross of Christ(1 Corinthians 1:18), to us-ward who believe the Lord Jesus is the source and His Cross the means by which the eyes of our understanding are enlightened.
Our Sanctification – our holiness and righteousness, do not come by way of a ceremony any more than our Salvation comes by way of a ceremony. The feasts, festivals, ceremonies and traditions breed the bitter fruit of the flesh which is self righteousness. Religion itself is one of the worst kind of bondages.
As long as our faith is in the things we have done or must do to obtain the high calling of God, we will never obtain the high calling of God but fulfill the call of man. We will remain bound by the law of sin and death. When our faith is in Jesus Christ to give unto us the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. When we commit our ways unto the Lord, He will give us the desires of our heart (Psalm 37:4-7)…because our desires will be His Will and not ours.
Through our faith in Jesus, the Holy Spirit is commission to isolate our sin nature, therefore giving us dominion over our sin nature and FREEING us from the law of sin and death. (“For the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2.)
Hear me friend, a questionnaire cannot free us from the law of sin and death so that the eyes of our understanding are enlightened. A religious ceremony, our works, our actions cannot free us from the law of sin and death. There is but one way the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus will make us free and that is when our faith is in Jesus Christ as the source and Calvary’s Cross as the means by which all blessings come…He is the Author and the Finisher of our faith.
-Donna Clark Warren