Dont Be Busy, Be Excellent

Philipp 1:9   And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment,

Php 1:10  that ye may approve things that are excellent, and that ye may be sincere and without offense until the Day of Christ,

Verses nine and ten of Philippians One literally tell us this.

That your love for the Lord may always exceed and abound like a river,  but always be contained within the river banks of a full, correct, and precise knowledge of His will.

Secondly,  that the love of God and the things which it propels you to do, will not only come through what your five senses tells you, but through the discernment  of the will of God which comes with your spirit, mind and intellect.

Verse ten goes on to say, so that then, after doing these two things, you may be able to test and approve the things which are differing, excelling and are carried in different directions from the rest of the mass of busyness.

Ro 10:2  For I bear them record that they have a zeal ( boiling) for God, but not according to knowledge.

Verse two of Romans Ten employs the same word for knowledge as is found in Philippians One and nine.

This type of knowledge is one which so thorough, profound and precise, that it will change a situation, just  by our knowledge of it.

Paul tells us that, yes, it’s important for us to boil in passion and zeal for things of the Lord,  but always in accordance to full and precise knowledge about His will and execution of it.

Philipp 1:9   And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment,

Php 1:10  that ye may approve things that are excellent, and that ye may be sincere and without offense until the Day of Christ,

Likewise, we are to be doing and loving for God, but always according to discernment and a full and precise knowledge of what we do, and how we do it.

The result will be that we will test for ourselves and approve the things which are excellent.  This word as I said, is demarcated, as a thing which is differing.

God is not happy if we  do the many good ideas. He wants us to carry out the one thing which is differing from all the good ideas, that one thing which is excellent. He wants us to accomplish, the one or two things which stand out above the rest.

The devil can give us many goods ideas and lets us run helter skelter in many directions, and yet causes us to miss the one or two excellent things which God had wanted us to do to first.

Satan knows that God does not function by worthy ideas but through a full and precise knowledge of the excelling and differing things which make up His will.

Da 7:25  And he shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and think to change times and laws; and they shall be given into his hand until a time, and times, and the dividing of time.

The devil will entice a Christian with many noble things and their busyness, and  wear her out.  A burned out Christian is of little use to the Lord.

The anointing of God comes as a  proportion to how precisely we carry out the few excellent and differing things.

Heb 8:5  Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

As Moses was preparing to embark upon the building of the desert tabernacle, God warned him to complete its construction exactly in line to the pattern which He revealed  to him.

A pattern is an architectural  blueprint or schematic. God is an architect. Look at His creation. Discern the thoroughness of the human body’s formation or the fixed placement of the sun to the earth.

If God willed creation with such precision, should His will for us be any different?

 1 Cor 3:10  According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder (architect), I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

Masterbuilder, is the Greek word architect. Quite well does Paul say that he is an architect of the New Testament church. Paul founds the blueprint for its erection and those who build upon it, must be meticulous in following his revealed schematics.

This is the definition of an apostle.  An apostle is an architect of the NT church.  He lays groundwork according to, you guess it, a precise and thorough knowledge of the will of God. Others come and construct upon his blueprint.

Until authentic apostles are acknowledged and admitted into the church, the precise architectural foundations for its construction will not be present.

The scriptures tell us that Christ will come back for a church that neither has spots or wrinkles.

I cannot see this occurring until the church builds according to apostolic blue prints.

Eph 1:10  that in the dispensation of the fullness 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.

Eph 3:2  if ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me towards you,

Col 1:25  of which I am made a minister according to the dispensation of God, which is given to me for you, to fulfill the Word of God

Paul can say that he is an architect of the NT church, because he came to understand the God who is The Great Architect.

He goes further in his architectural pursuits by introducing the word “dispensation”.

The literal Greek defines a dispensation as “ the law of the house.”

A dispensation, in the context of these scriptures, is a set of laws, or principles for the successful administration and management of a household.

We can take this further and define a dispensation as the principles, ideologies, ethics, codes, and values which direct a business or corporation.

Paul knows that if God is an architect, He must likewise employ dispensations to manifest not only His blueprints, but their correct implementation.

To end, God does everything through dispensations. Not only does He give us the full, precise and accurate knowledge of His will, but  He reveals to us the administrations, managements and supervisions of it.

We can simplify a dispensation to mean a plan. God is a God of plans. He has plans for us. He wants us to execute His plans by the precise and exact knowledge of His blue prints.

The longer I walk with God , the less busy I become with ministerial stuff and worthy tasks.

As Christian ministers we can run around doing lots of great things, but God is not content with that.

God does not have a bunch of things for us to do.

He has blueprints to reveal to you and their dispensations to carry them out. They are the schematics for His excellent and differing things. These are the few things which stand out from the rest.

As I get older in God, I comprehend that the most indispensable thing  for me is  to hear His still small voice every morning.

Every day, as much as possible, I get on my knees and quietly ask the Lord to reveal His blueprints for my life and ministry.

Once I understand His blueprint,  than I ask Him to reveal  His dispensation or plans on how to execute, manage and administer them.

Nothing in your life will be more important than this.

God is not impressed with our ministerial busyness. God is impressed with His few  excellent and differing things.

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