Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship
Shabbat Study June 9, 2006
To Bear Fruit Ė
Build Up The Saints In Yeshua
Accomplishment the Goal of G-dís Economy and to Gain His Testimony
through the Body (the kadoshim - the saints), build up the saints in one accord, founded
on His Word.
there is no vision, the people perish: [Proverbs 29:18 KJV]
vision: We must lead others to the Eternal Kingdom of Mashiach
Yeshua. One vision and one purpose to bring new life into the Body
and His Kingdom. We must be exercised and trained up to do the Good
Work of Mashiach.
Exercise Is Required In Our Corporate Life In Mashiach Order
To Gain The Goal Of G-dís Economy.
We need to be exercised and in shape to exercise the saints.
In order to arrive at the goal of G-dís economy (his testimony in
us). faithful stewards are needed, those who are exercised to minister to
the saints the healthy words of G-d. Sweet words that contain and convey
the riches of Christ (A divine dispensing His life in His Words.) [1
Corinthians 4:2; 2 Tim. 1:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:6].
The key to receiving the Divine dispensing is the exercise of our
spirit, which is built up over time as we force ourselves into a strong
habit of fanning our spirit into flame by rejoicing in the L-rd, praying
for the L-rdís interests, and giving thanks for all His divine
arrangements. [1 Tim 4:7-8; 2 Tim.
1:6-7; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18]
I have been asked to explain what I mean by the Divine dispensing.
We are stewards of the love, light, life, grace and faith that G-d has
given to us. [ Romans 5:5 & 12:6]
The gift of salvation was dispensed to us, free of cost and without our
working to obtain it. Someone told us the good news and we
heard. [ 1 Corinthians 2:12]
Our job is to take in this Divine dispensing of G-d's love expressed and give it
out to others. Passing it on to others so
they can choose life in Yeshua.
A dispenser is first filled and then used to dispense the contents out.
[Luke 14:23; Ephesians 3:19]
When we take in the Divine life, nature and love of G-d and pour or serve
it out to others; that is a Divine dispensing of the Divine. [Mark
13:10 &16:15; Matthew 24-14 & 28:19; Luke 24:47; Acts 2:4]
The manifold of a car dispenses the fuel and air, from a single source, to the
cylinders of the engine. The exhaust manifold dispenses the combined
mixture back out to a single conduit. This is how we function as His
manifold to bring the good news to others.
Believers who are exercised with genuine full Testament ministry
stir up othersí love for the L-rd Yeshua (Jesus) as the lovely Bridegroom and
strengthen them to follow Mashiach in the fellowship of His sufferings for
the sake of His Body [2
2 Tim. 3:12; 4:16-18].
We must build up the Saints (ha'Kadoshim) in Mashiach so they can go out
to tell the Good News of Yeshua to
others. Saints who are healthy in their relationship with Yeshua,
pass on the gift of Salvation to others.
Tim. 1:13; Titus 1:9]
Ministering as the life and truth-dispensing teachers [2
Good ministers of Mashiach Yeshua with a good deposit
are needed to function as teachers. To
dispense the divine life in the humanity of Yeshua for the building up of
the saints and the divine truths in the divinity of Mashiach for the
nourishing of the saints [Eph. 4:11;
Teachers should shepherd the flock of G-d by declaring all the
counsel of G-d, by protecting the Body from the destroyers of G-dís
building, by feeding the saints the life and nature of the Triune G-d, and by binding them
together in oneness [Acts 20:27-30;
Eph. 4:14; I Tim. 1:3-4; Rom. 16:17],
Healthy teachers should not only hold a pattern of healthy words
and guard their good deposit. They should also pass on what they have received to
faithful brothers and sisters who will be competent to teach others also [2
Tim. 1:13-14; 2:2].
Patiently suffering as the priestly-serving good soldiers of Christ Jesus- [2
Good soldiers of Mashiach Yeshua must suffer evil in their warfare
and cannot be entangled with the affairs of this life so that they may
please the One who enlisted them.
This ministry of spiritual warfare is a priestly military service
like that of the children of Israel in the book of Numbers. [1
Tim. 1:18; 2 Tim. 4:7]
Good soldiers must be vigilant to fight the battle against death by
laying hold on the eternal life in order to reign in life, and they must
fight the good fight for the L-rdís interests On the earth by warring
against distracting, different teachings which are apart from G-dís
economy in faith. We must fight the good fight with diligence and
courage. [I Cor. 15:26; Rom. 5:3-5 & 5:17; I Tim. 6:12: 1:3-4].
Those who have been soldiers know that the unit must
function as a unit with one purpose. The function of this unit should
optimally work in one accord.
Running as the Christ-pursuing athletes in the Christian race [2
For the sake of the L-rd's testimony and in encouragement to other
saints, we must run as athletes in the Christian race to pursue Mashiach
until we finish our course and fully accomplish our ministry. [1
We must run to lay hold of an incorruptible crown (an incentive to
overcoming saints) by exercising self-control, by looking away to Jesus,
the Author and Perfecter of our faith, and by pursuing righteousness
faith, love, and peace in the normal church life with those who call on
the L-rd out of a pure heart. [1 Cor.
9:25-27; Heb. 12:1-2: 2 Tim. 2:22].
Sowing, cultivating and watering as the farmers on
G-dís farm. [2 Tim.
Fellow workers work together with G-d on His farm, the church by an
all-fitting life to sow the seed of life into others and to water them by
the Spirit of life. [I Cor, 3:6,
"In our contact with the saints we should have only one
motive: To minister Christ to them so that they may grow in the L-rd Then
G-d will send His Word as the rain and snow that water his people to
sanctify, transform, and conform them to His image for the building up of
the Body." (Marty Roberts, Chicago, Illinois) [Isa,
55:10-11; Eph. 4:15-16].
Laboring as the straight-word-cutting workmen in G-ds house [2
The L-rd needs some to serve as workmen in His house to cut
straight the Word of the truth by rightly dividing the Word of G-d in its
various parts without distortion.
Passing the Word of G-d on without changing the meaning and always
teaching in context. [2
Contentions of words, profane and vain babblings and foolish
questionings arising from untrained minds are used by the devil in the
downward current among the churches to beget contentions, to ruin the
hearers, to promote ungodliness, and to overthrow peopleís faith. Hence
there is the need of the Word of the truth, rightly divided, to enlighten
the darkened people, to inoculate against the poison, to swallow up death,
and to bring the distracted back to the proper track.
conclusion is to build up ha'kadoshim (the saints) to go out and build up
other saints who will go out and build up the Body and lead new life (new
and foremost we must be on track with the vision of Mashiach. Once
we submit to serve Him we must surrender to his will and ways. As
Ha'Shem reveals his vision to us we must follow His will. We must have
a Biblical world view. Our vision must be His vision.
All we do
should point to Him and be a reflection of His life and nature. It is
all about Yeshua (Jesus). Jesus plus anything is not about Jesus. We must seek Mashiach in all
things. If it is not about bringing others to Yeshua we must forget
about it. If it is not about our gaining more of Yeshua in our lives,
we must forget about it. If it is not about Yeshua we better forget
about it. It is about Him, and service to Him. He is the giver of
Salvation. We can do nothing except choose Life in Yeshua.
work the good work of Christ together, running the race hand in hand so no one
can fall behind and no one can compete by running ahead. One body, one
mind, one spirit, founded on the one true Gospel.
must be faithful stewards; teaching
the truth of His Word; fighting the good fight; athletes trained up and in
top spiritual shape; farmers cultivating, sewing and watering His fields; laboring as the straight-word-cutting workmen in
service to G-d.
are what we eat. Feast on the Tree of Life (The Word). Be filled with Light
and Life. Read the Word of G-d and be blessed.
others to be filled with food from the Tree of Life. Pass on the gift
that G-d has given to you, to others. We are given life
everlasting. Our job is to lead others to that life that is only found in
wheels are on the move. Grab hold and come along for the ride.
is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those
things which are written in it; for the time is near.
[Revelation 1:3 NKJV]
Come ye after
me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. [Mark 1:17 KJV]
was compiled as a preaching outline by:
to all. ďThe grace of the Adonai Yeshua Ha'Mashiach, and the love of Elohim, and the fellowship of the Ruach
Ha'Kodesh, be with you all.Ē
Haíba BíShem Adonai
is he who comes in the name of the LORD! [Ps
L-rd bless you, and watch over you; The L-rd make His face
shine on you, And be gracious to you; The L-rd lift up His
countenance on you, And give you peace. [Numbers
be with you
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