“…I Have Lost None – Part 2

“Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none – PART 2

Psa 65:1-4

Over the years we have talked about the all inclusiveness of our potential in Christ, the simplicity or singleness in Christ, and how there is one event unto all men, how all things are ours, and how the Lord brings us to rejoice in the strength of the true anointed body of Christ who are blessed to come to understand that the world will one day be saved and brought into a realm where there is no division but only harmony and peace.

2Co 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

Ecc 9:3 This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

1Co 3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;
1Co 3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;
1Co 3:23 And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.

Joh 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Joh 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Joh 3:9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
Joh 3:10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
Joh 3:11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
Joh 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

1Jn 2:20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
1Jn 2:21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
1Jn 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
1Jn 2:23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
1Jn 2:24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
1Jn 2:25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.

God comes right out and tells us that to not know we are the body of Christ or the temple of God is to be in a reprobate state of mind, which we must outgrow by the grace and faith of Christ.

1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

2Co 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

It has always been Satan’s goal to discredit Christ and His body throughout history. If we consider all the times our Father has allowed the church, and Christ when He was alive, and all the types of Christ to be almost destroyed, we begin to see a pattern that confirms to our spirits that the gates of hell will not prevail against the body of Christ, but they will prevail as the Lord allows and uses these trials to witness against our flesh to show us what is inside of us and to demonstrate His power which does and will deliver us through Christ and His Christ as we go from glory to glory through Christ.

Mat 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

2Co 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

The last part of 1Jn 2:26-29 is more confirmation of this point that God will allow “evil men and seducers” to “wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived”, and it is important to line up the thought in 1Jn 2:27 with the next verses.

1Jn 2:26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
1Jn 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
1Jn 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
1Jn 2:29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

2Ti 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

1Jn 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

2Ti 3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

Act 8:30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
Act 8:31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

It is with the comforter that God gives us and manifests through the body of Christ the knowledge that we need and the reason why we follow each other as we follow Christ and not follow any man. The shadow of what Christ can do and is doing within the body of Christ is found in this verse (2Pe 1:21) and points to the reality of our hope of glory within in this verse (Col 1:27).

Joh 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

Eph 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

1Jn 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

1Co 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

These following verses that we are about to look at remind us of the calling that we have in our Lord and how it is only through much tribulation that His power can continue to rest upon us and purge away the iniquities which have a season of prevailing against us, leading to our crying out for deliverance which we are blessed to experience today as the Lord purges away our sins and blesses us to hear the voice of the true shepherd in each other.

Act 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

2Co 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Psa 107:28 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.

1Jn 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

Psa 65:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm and Song of David. Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.
Psa 65:2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
Psa 65:3 Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.
Psa 65:4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

Psa 65:2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.

“O thou that hearest prayer” is followed by “unto thee shall all flesh come” because it is the fervent prayers that we make in our flesh that bring us to God and Christ in each other in obedience as we die daily to all worldly passions, crucifying the lusts of the flesh and of the eyes and the pride of life so that we can do “the will of God”.

1Co 15:31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

1Jn 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1Jn 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
1Jn 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

God’s blessing and purpose for the elect is to have them remain yielded unto Him through Christ so that we can continue to abide in Christ together and bring forth much fruit and glorify God by declaring to the world the wonderful works that He alone could accomplish in us because we were blessed to be connected to the true vine.

Eph 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

1Pe 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

Mat 19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

Joh 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Joh 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
Joh 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

It truly is the prayers of the saints that are working according to the counsel of His will which we pray because it is Christ who is working in us both to will and to do (Php 2:13) of His good pleasure which is to give us the kingdom (Luk 12:32). We recognize that this kingdom is within us today being raised together (Eph 2:6) by being given the faith to believe (Php 1:29, Rom 3:27, Jas 2:18) that we have the earnest of our inheritance working within us (Luk 17:21-23, Mar 8:27-28, Rom 1:20) until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. (Eph 1:14, Col 1:27).

Psa 65:3 Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.

Iniquities will prevail against us for a season, and if we are God’s workmanship in this age, then over time we will come to understand that this prevailing is of the Lord (Rom 7:19, Rom 8:7-11) who brings us to cry out and see our need for the Lord to “purge them away” (Psa 107:28-30).

Rom 7:19 must occur so that in the day of our deliverance we can clearly see that it is the Lord’s spirit that is bringing us liberty and purging away that which He allowed to hold us in bondage as revealed in Rom 8:7-11.

Psa 65:4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

With this understanding of verse 3 that it is the Lord who is working all things in the lives of the elect according to the counsel of God’s will, we can start to see in this 4th verse the incredible blessing that comes upon those who are judged in this age. “Blessed is the man whom thou choosest” to be judged in this age (1Pe 4:17) for it is through the dragging to Christ through the “and causest to approach unto thee” that “he may dwell in thy courts:” where “we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.” Chapter 15 of John makes this point very clearly.

Joh 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Joh 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
Joh 15:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
Joh 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
Joh 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
Joh 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Joh 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Joh 15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Joh 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Joh 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

The verses we have studied tonight were intended to direct our thinking toward the miracle that “Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none.” Christ, like ourselves, was only able to accomplish what He did spiritually in the flesh by the power of God’s holy spirit, and the same is true for us as His body (1Jn 4:17). God has mercifully bestowed this power upon both the head and the body of Christ (Joh 5:30, Joh 15:5, Rev 11:3).

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