Mt 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing <4229> that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
Lu 1:1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things <4229> which are most surely believed among us,
Heb 6:18 That by two immutable things <4229>, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
Heb 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things <4229>, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things <4229> not seen.
The Strong’s Greek Word # 4229 is “pragma”. We notice that pragma is used by NT writers to deal with the invisible things of God, and which faith brings.
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
God’s kingdom is laden with invisible things. The things of the natural world are tarnished and marred by sin. After the fall of man, God hid things invisibly to guard them from sin and the grasp of evil men. These invisible things, I.E., pragmas, are the archetype and prototypes of God’s creative acts in their pristine arrangements.
A pragma, James Strong’s says, is a completed and executed matter. In this case, every invisible pragma in heavenly places, is not only the pristine prototype of an archetype of God’s creative act, but it is also completed and executed. This is the immeasurable value of walking by the Spirit than the flesh. Only a walk in the Spirit can get access to a pragma.
Our faith obtains and then manifests these pragmas on planet earth. This is the role of the Christian. He is the birther of the pragmas of God. This is the dissimilarity between Christianity and every other religion.
Birthing a pragma require you to have a pattern or blueprint of it in the Spirit, before reckoning or crediting it by faith from the invisible to the natural realm.
God, is a God of blueprints or patterns. Every pragma has its blueprint.
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.
The greatness of Moses’s ministry was that he was the revealer of pragmas par excellence. No one except for Jesus Himself, had a stronger command of the concept of pragmas than Moses.
From Exodus 25 to Exodus 31, God reveals to Moses the blueprints or patterns of literally hundreds of pragmas which Bezaleel built into reality, I.E., the tabernacle, the ark, and all of its accouterments.
This is true apostolic ministry. If you are an apostle, you better have a good grip on functioning by the patterns of the pragmas of God. Forget the title!
The prodigious purpose of every local body is to execute into reality the pragmas which God reveals to it, and which are consistent with its calling and function. We have sorely misunderstood the sublime function of the church.
Because everything begins with our procuring the patterns of a pragmas we use the principle of I.E.
No, this is not the Internet Explorer.
When I prayed last week, I got a clear picture of the two letters, I.E. Did you catch what I wrote earlier on in this entry?
“These invisible things, I.E., pragmas are the archetype and prototypes of God’s creative acts in their pristine arrangements. “
“From Exodus 25 to Exodus 31, God reveals to Moses the blueprints or patterns of literally hundreds of pragmas which Bezaleel built into reality, I.E., the tabernacle, the ark and all of its rudiments.”
I had used these two letters when explaining something that is similar.
After my quiet time, I got up and Googled , I.E.
I discovered that I.E. is defined as “In Essence.”
God indicated to me that the first step in manifesting a pragma is to begin to believe and live in the essence or reality of this invisible prototype. Then, it becomes a reality by our faith. We cannot live by the essence of what our circumstances dictate to us. We must live by the essence of the invisible pragma. Faith will eventually bring it to pass.
“In Essence”, I.E., is the crux of the Christian walk.
Half an hour of daily listening to the voice of God without interruption will take you farther than one week of constant haggling.
Every Christian is a Birther According to the Principle of I.E.