8 Yes most assuredly, and I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, my Lord, for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and count them nothing but refuse, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, that which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith.
So, St. Paul considered the most important thing of all, compared with which all other things are unimportant, knowledge of Christ Jesus.
What Paul considered the most important, his (Paul’s) knowledge? No he considered the most important knowledge of Christ.
As the Son of God Christ studies (gains knowledge), He studies all things looking as the Father does. But Christ is not only Son of God, Christ is also God and knows all. If He knows all then why He indeed studies? Continue reading
I am not yet very rich. I don’t starve, I have a fast computer with many thousands of programs connected to Internet. We rent a not so small apartment. I have no car but I am not going to learn driving even if I get rich. And I have much more free time than most working people do.
God promised to make us rich. Why I am not rich yet?
Now I understand that if I got money earlier, I would not be able to use it for good. I would use it to promote my self-contradictory philosophy and theology, which put me in starving state in the past. I would promote learning Old Testament for my money, but now I realize we need to come holy to this book of God, not just throw resources at it.
In short, my purposes were wrong and so I would put money into a wrong use. Why God would give me money?
Now I have a wonder that one man offered me half of his starting business for virtually nothing. Now God is blessing me. Thanks God for making me rich, so that I can get more free time for volunteer work.
Yesterday my business partner from Brazil wrote me he is going to go to a bathroom.
After some time I felt that I should pray about him for dangers in bathroom. I prayed God to save him from possible dangers in the bathroom, such as electricity short-circuits or falls on the wet floor.
Soon he wrote me that the tubes in bathroom were broken, all the house was in water and he barely rescued his laptop.
Yahoo! I hear the voice of the Lord again.
How Baptists are different from Charismats?
Both pray for the same (here there is no difference). They pray for money, health, etc.
What is then the difference? The difference is that the Baptist does not believe that his or her prayers will be accomplished.
Many preachers preach that we should choose the girl which God selects us to be together with.
Isn’t this girl just that girl about which the man prays to God the more than for other girls? Don’t our prayers set our destiny? (Well, God may sometimes prepare for us a destiny which we didn’t dare pray for.)
And remember that true believers always choose believing girls for themselves.
Once I saw a night dream:
There is a city and there are 10 identical metallic glancing like aluminium or something like that church buildings, each in form of a sphere segment, every for 20000 seats. I am the main pastor of this church. Every Sunday I preach in these ten buildings (I saw myself at the scene of one of the buildings). Note that (and this is the most wonderful thing in this revelation) in each of the 10 churches I tell different sermons. That’s a weird dream as I didn’t think about anything like that.
Other: On the basis of Bible study I concluded that I am a “great” (that is very talented) priest and that I must go to Tanzania and living there in tent to preach; in my destiny there are a giant religious ministry and great money. The details of this “prophecy” didn’t match the reality and I concluded that my method of interpretation of Bible was wrong.
After some time after going through a spiritual “wilderness” (when I even didn’t visit a church) I returned to my previous pursuit: math research and computers. I (although having not scientific degree) am a prominent mathematician. I thought I should not be a church minister (however I research and spread in Internet biblical knowledge), because (as I think) my research is worth trillion dollars and this is more important than church service.
But today I remembered this dream. And I thought: what if this is indeed a true vision?
I want to give you a practical advice about filling with Holy Spirit. It is not from Bible, it is from my experience.
When you pray or glorify God, raise your hands to be filled with Holy Spirit:
Raise your hands.
After this close your hands as shown on this picture:
Close your hands to keep the anointment.
This is to prevent the anointment to flow away from your body through your hands. Keep the anointment in your hands.