CHRIST IN YOU, STUDY GUIDE

A STUDY GUIDE FOR CHRIST IN YOU (Trumpet Ministries, Inc. / Word of Righteousness)

A STUDY GUIDE FOR CHRIST IN YOU Copyright Š 2006 Trumpet Ministries, Inc. All Rights Reserved

QUESTIONS

Table of Contents

Foreword—Christ in You

Introductory Scripture Page

CHAPTER I. CHRIST, THE HOUSE OF GOD

CHAPTER II. NINE ASPECTS OF THE DWELLING OF CHRIST IN THE BELIEVER

The Blood of Christ Protects, Pardons, Purges, and Nourishes the Believer

The blood protects Two aspects of the atonement The two birds The two goats Making an atonement The scapegoat "One sacrifice for sins for ever" Confessing our sins Eating and drinking His body and blood The holiness of the Temple of God

The Word of God Is Planted in the Heart

Four kinds of ground Thirty, sixty, and a hundred The magnifying of Christ in us The Seed and the Temple of God A seed brings forth after its kind

The Believer Is Raised Spiritually In and With Christ

Shall we continue in sin? Newness of life Hidden with Christ in God

The Holy Spirit Becomes the Life of the Believer

Following the Holy Spirit The new covenant The law of the Spirit of life Walking in the Spirit The result of the dwelling of the Holy Spirit in us

The Word of God Is Nourished and Grows

The Word of God The Word of God is both general and specific Impartation of the Divine Substance The Communion service The milk and solid food of the Word The ministries and gifts of the Body of Christ

The Deeds of the Body Are Put to Death

The physical body is "dead" The sin of Adam and Eve The pursuit of eternal life Eternal judgment of unclean spirits Our personal "day of the Lord" Total destruction of the enemy

The Word of God Comes to Maturity

Pressing toward the "mark" The Ark of the Covenant The face of a man The face of a lion The face of an ox The face of an eagle Maturity in Christ The galactic Christ

The Father and the Son Make Their Abode With the Believer

Preparation for the coming to us of the Father and the Son The Way, the Truth, and the Life The Body of Christ Revival, spiritual warfare, and the feast of Tabernacles

The Resurrection

Making alive the mortal body Victorious Christian living is related to the resurrection The role of the physical body in the resurrection from the dead Experiencing His death and His resurrection The "house which is from heaven"

CHAPTER III. REVIEW

A STUDY GUIDE FOR CHRIST IN YOU

ANSWERS

Table of Contents

Foreword—Christ in You

Introductory Scripture Page

CHAPTER I. CHRIST, THE HOUSE OF GOD

CHAPTER II. NINE ASPECTS OF THE DWELLING OF CHRIST IN THE BELIEVER

The Blood of Christ Protects, Pardons, Purges, and Nourishes the Believer

The blood protects Two aspects of the atonement The two birds The two goats Making an atonement The scapegoat "One sacrifice for sins for ever" Confessing our sins Eating and drinking His body and blood The holiness of the Temple of God

The Word of God Is Planted in the Heart

Four kinds of ground Thirty, sixty, and a hundred The magnifying of Christ in us The Seed and the Temple of God A seed brings forth after its kind

The Believer Is Raised Spiritually In and With Christ

Shall we continue in sin? Newness of life Hidden with Christ in God

The Holy Spirit Becomes the Life of the Believer

Following the Holy Spirit The new covenant The law of the Spirit of life Walking in the Spirit The result of the dwelling of the Holy Spirit in us

The Word of God Is Nourished and Grows

The Word of God The Word of God is both general and specific Impartation of the Divine Substance The Communion service The milk and solid food of the Word The ministries and gifts of the Body of Christ

The Deeds of the Body Are Put to Death

The physical body is "dead" The sin of Adam and Eve The pursuit of eternal life Eternal judgment of unclean spirits Our personal "day of the Lord" Total destruction of the enemy

The Word of God Comes to Maturity

Pressing toward the "mark" The Ark of the Covenant The face of a man The face of a lion The face of an ox The face of an eagle Maturity in Christ The galactic Christ

The Father and the Son Make Their Abode With the Believer

Preparation for the coming to us of the Father and the Son The Way, the Truth, and the Life The Body of Christ Revival, spiritual warfare, and the feast of Tabernacles

The Resurrection

Making alive the mortal body Victorious Christian living is related to the resurrection The role of the physical body in the resurrection from the dead Experiencing His death and His resurrection The "house which is from heaven"

CHAPTER III. REVIEW

A STUDY GUIDE FOR CHRIST IN YOU

QUESTIONS 

Table of Contents

1.List nine aspects of Christ being formed in us, beginning with "The Blood of Christ Protects, Pardons, Purges, and Nourishes the Believer." 

Foreword—Christ in You

1.What is one of the principal purposes of God in the Christian Church?

2.How does the Body of Christ enable the Lord to come into a satisfying relationship with His creatures?

3.What three "unsuccessful" attempts did God make to dwell among His people?

4.What is God’s solution to His problem of dwelling among His creatures? 

Introductory Scripture Page

1.Read Exodus 25:8; Ephesians 2:21,22; Colossians 1:27; Revelation 21:3. 

CHAPTER I. CHRIST, THE HOUSE OF GOD

1.Read John 14:2; Ephesians 2:22.

2.Where is the only place in which God the Father finds His rest?

3.Has any human being ever seen God the Father?

4.Whom do we see when we behold Christ?

5.What does God require in order to appease His sense of violated justice?

6.What is God’s desire?

7.How is God magnifying and multiplying Christ?

8.What takes place as Christ is being formed in the members of His Body?

9.What is the Kingdom of God that John the Baptist announced?

10.Why was it necessary that Christ return to the Father?

11.Read John 14:2.

12.What is the "Father’s House"?

13.What is the goal of the Christian pilgrimage?

14.Read John 13:1; 14:6,28; 16:28; Psalms 90:1.

15.Under the new covenant, where does God find His resting place?

16.What is the principal difference between the old covenant and the new covenant?

17.Read Isaiah 66:1; Acts 7:47-49.

18.Read John 14:10; 17:21.

19.What is the relationship between John 14:23 and Leviticus 23:33-43?

20.Read John 17:23; II Corinthians 6:16; Ephesians 2:21,22; Revelation 3:12.

21.What is the purpose of the gifts of ministry given to the saints?

22.Read Psalms 68:18. 23.Why are the dealings of God with the believer as intense and thorough as they are?

24.What will take place when the Body of Christ has been built into the standard of perfection, unity, and completeness that God requires for His dwelling place?

25.What is the Divine standard?

26.Where did the Lord Jesus go in order to prepare a place for us in the Father?

27.From what is the Temple of God being constructed?

28.Read Revelation 21:3,22. 

CHAPTER II. NINE ASPECTS OF THE DWELLING OF CHRIST IN THE BELIEVER

1.List nine aspects of the development of Christ in the believer. 

The Blood of Christ Protects, Pardons, Purges, and Nourishes the Believer

1.Read Exodus 12:13; Romans 3:25; I John 1:7; John 6:54.

The blood protects.

2.What had to be placed over each Hebrew family?

3.What does God strike when He passes through the land?

4.What is the only protection from the judgment of God?

5.What areas, in addition to protection from Divine judgment, are included in the atonement made by the blood of the Lord Jesus?

6.What expression comes close to the meaning of make atonement ?

7.What does the blood of Christ do for the believer?

Two aspects of the atonement.

8.What two areas are involved in the making of an atonement for our sins?

9.What must always be true of the Body of Christ, the Temple of God?

The two birds.

10.In what manner were the two birds treated differently?

11.Read Leviticus 14:4-7. 12.What does the "running water" reveal?

13.What provide the groundwork for our release from the bondages of sin?

14.Read Romans 8:4. 

The two goats.

15.Read Leviticus 16:7-10.

16.What are demonstrated in the two goats of the Day of Atonement? 

Making an atonement.

17.What was the most solemn of the seven convocations?

18.What were the first three elements for which atonement was made annually?

19.What is taking place now in the lives of those whose sins have been forgiven?

20.What is our task?

21.Read Leviticus 16:15,16.

22.What purpose did the blood of the innocent animals serve?

23.What happens instantly when we confess our sins?

24.What keeps our personality clean and pure? 

The scapegoat.

25.Read Leviticus 16:21,22. 

"One sacrifice for sins for ever."

26.What is illustrated by the fact that the Day of Atonement had to be repeated annually?

27.Read Hebrews 10:1.

28.What were not available through the blood of animals?

29.What must continue happening until the work of redemption has been completed in our lives?

30.By what means do we overcome the accuser? 

Confessing our sins.

31.Read I John 1:9.

32.What does it mean to walk "in the light"?

33.What is true of us when we are walking in the light?

34.What happens as soon as we confess a sin?

35.What is true of every Christian who is being transformed by the continuing process of putting to death the deeds of the body? 

Eating and drinking His body and blood.

36.How do we become one with Christ?

37.Read I Corinthians 10:16,17; Exodus 12:5; Exodus 12:7,8.

38.Read John 6:56,57.

The holiness of the Temple of God.

39.Read I Corinthians 11:31; II Corinthians 7:1.

40.What is the purpose of the ministries, events, and circumstances of the Christian pilgrimage?

41.On what basis does the Holy Spirit make a success of cleansing the Temple of God?

42.Read Romans 8:13. 43.Under what discipline is the Christian to walk? 

The Word of God Is Planted in the Heart

1.Read Mark 4:3-8. 

Four kinds of ground.

2.With what does the construction of the Temple of God commence?

3.What must be done for the Divine Seed?

4.What will be brought forth if the new life is cared for properly?

5.Of what does the fourth kind of ground consist?

6.Read Mark 4:8. 

Thirty, sixty, and a hundred.

7.Do the Scriptures speak of three major levels of attainment in Christ?

8.What are the three levels of bearing fruit in Christ?

9.What is the new Jerusalem?

10.Read Genesis 22:17,18; Galatians 3:16.

The magnifying of Christ in us.

11.What is the Seed that is sown in us?

The Seed and the Temple of God.

12.Who is the Temple of God?

13.Who inherits the promises of God?

14.Read Galatians 3:16; James 1:21.

A seed brings forth after its kind.

15.What law of nature governs seeds?

16.Read Genesis 1:11.

17.How can the outside environment affect the growth of a seed?

18.What alone determines the kind of plant that will be brought forth?

19.What determines the program of growth and development of a maturing plant or animal?

20.Can our humanity add virtue to our new born-again nature?

21.Into what can the Divine Seed develop?

22.Why must we be born again ?

23.Read II Corinthians 5:17,18. 24.In the Divine redemption, how much of our personality is re-created?

25.What is the new creation? 

The Believer is Raised Spiritually In and With Christ

1.Read I John 4:17.

2.What is it that lifts us from the power of Satan?

3.What two graces does the Holy Spirit impart to us?

4.What is portrayed by water baptism?

5.In what two areas are we one with the Lord Jesus Christ?

Shall we continue in sin?

6.Read Romans 6:1.

7.What do the authority and power of our union with the death and resurrection of Christ enable us to do?

8.What is Chapter Six of Romans?

9.What is the purpose of Chapter Six of Romans?

10.What must be understood and accepted before we can make progress in overcoming sin?

11.What does the Holy Spirit do as we follow Him?

12.What is God’s purpose in forgiving us?

13.Read Romans 6:3.

14.How closely are we to be identified with Christ?

15.What do we enter when we are baptized in water?

16.What is necessary for the life of victorious discipleship?

17.Read Romans 6:6.

18.What do we assign to the cross?

19.How much of our personality is God saving from the first creation?

20.Read II Corinthians 5:16.

21.What legal freedom do we receive as a result of our death on the cross with Christ?

22.What results from our death to sin and self?

23.What is made possible by our willingness to assign our first self to the cross with Christ?

24.What is the only route to resurrection life?

25.What is the purpose of our crucifixion with Christ?

26.Read Romans 6:4.

Newness of life.

27.If we are willing for our first personality to be buried with Christ, for what do we then become eligible?

28.Read Romans 6:5.

29.What is God’s plan for each member of the Body of Christ?

30.What does total resurrection require?

31.What may happen to us if we lose sight of the fact that we are one with Christ in His crucifixion and His victorious resurrection?

32.Is it possible to overemphasize our dependence on the righteousness of Christ?

33.What must we do in addition to crying, Lord! Lord!?

34.What will come into being if we truly are in Christ?

35.How are we to live?

36.Read Romans 6:13.

37.What are Christians free to do?

38.What does being saved and baptized in water mean?

39.What takes place as we choose to serve God and not Satan?

40.What is the end result of holy conduct?

Hidden with Christ in God.

41.What happens as soon as we are saved?

42.Read Ephesians 1:19-21; 2:6.

43.Where is the "problem" of the saint located?

44.What is the true Christian discipleship?

45.Who decides whether we live according to the appetites of our body and soul or in the Spirit?

46.What will happen if we choose to follow our flesh?

47.What is our task while we are alive on the earth?

48.What should our behavior on the earth reflect?

49.Read Colossians 3:1-3.

50.What will happen to us when the Lord Jesus returns?

51.Read Colossians 3:4.

52.When will the sons of God be revealed?

53.Read Colossians 3:5; 3:8-10.

54.Where does Christ always abide?

55.Where should we place our affections and interests? 

The Holy Spirit Becomes the Life of the Believer

1.Read John 3:5,6; Titus 3:5; Romans 8:10; II Corinthians 3:6.

2.After we have been born again, what does the Holy Spirit become?

Following the Holy Spirit.

3.What will be the result of allowing the resurrection Life of Christ to work in us?

4.Read Romans 8:11.

5.What will happen to the individual who walks in the flesh after having made a profession of Christ?

6.What must we do if we are to transform our right to be a child of God into actual sonship?

7.Read Romans 8:14. 

The new covenant.

8.Who is the law of the new covenant?

9.What is the new covenant?

10.Read Romans 8:2.

11.What is the "law of sin and death"?

12.Read II Corinthians 3:6.

13.Will the Torah ever be done away?

14.Read Hebrews 6:10.

15.What purpose is served by the practical admonitions written in the New Testament?

16.Who makes the new covenant operate?

17.What does every person have?

The law of the Spirit of life.

18.Why do we possess perfect righteousness while we are obeying the Spirit?

19.What does the law of the Spirit of life create in us?

20.What does the power of the Holy Spirit bring us?

21.Read Galatians 5:16.

22.Of what does the victorious Christian discipleship consist?

23.How is total victory over sin achieved?

Walking in the Spirit.

24.Read Romans 8:4.

25.What does it mean to walk in the Spirit?

26.What does it mean to spend our days in the pursuits of our mind and body?

27.What is the result of living each day as a "whole burnt offering" to the Lord?

28.What does it mean to "live according to the appetites of our body and soul"?

29.Name at least three things the Holy Spirit is to us?

30.In what way are Christ and the Holy Spirit the new covenant?

31.Under the new covenant, what do we minister to people?

32.Read Romans 8:5,6.

33.What must we choose to do each day?

34.Romans 8:7-9.

The result of the dwelling of the Holy Spirit in us.

35.How can we know that the Holy Spirit is dwelling in us?

36.Read Galatians 5:22-25.

37.Read Romans 8:10.

38.Why is our physical body "dead"?

39.What is the life of the Christian?

40.On what basis has the believer in Christ been declared righteous?

41.How is the righteousness of Christ imparted to us?

42.How does the Holy Spirit set us free from our sinful deeds?

43.Of what are we being made a part? 

The Word of God Is Nourished and Grows

1.Read Isaiah 28:13; Hebrews 8:10; Matthew 4:4; Luke 8:15; I Peter 2:2; Galatians 4:19 .

2.On what do we Christians feed?

3.What part do we play in our complete transformation into the image of Christ?

4.Read II Corinthians 3:18.

5.What is the meaning of the term sanctification ?

The Word of God.

6.What three articles were in the Holy Place of the Tabernacle of the Congregation?

7.What does the Table of Showbread represent?

8.What is it that "throws light" on the Substance of Christ?

9.What is being created in us?

10.Read Isaiah 28:13.

The Word of God is both general and specific.

11.How does the man of God renew his mind?

12.Read John 14:21.

Impartation of the Divine Substance.

13.How do we become one with Christ?

14.Read John 6:51.

15.What is the "bread" Christ gives us?

16.What do we receive when we eat the flesh of Christ?

17.Read John 6:53.

18.What are some of the means the Holy Spirit employs for the imparting of the flesh and blood of Christ to us?

19.Read John 6:54,55.

20.In what two ways does the Word of God affect us?

21.What does the Word of God bring to our personality?

22.What does the Word of God bring to our mind?

23.Read John 6:56,57.

The Communion service.

24.Read Matthew 26:26-28.

25.What takes place as we eat the flesh of Christ?

26.Read I Corinthians 10:16,17.

27.How long will Christ remain "imperfect"?

28.Read I Corinthians 10:18; I Corinthians 11:23,24.

29.What are we announcing as we participate in the Communion service?

30.Read I Corinthians 11:25-27.

31.How should the believer receive the Communion elements?

32.Read I Corinthians 11:28,29.

33.What happens when we do not judge ourselves?

34.Read Matthew 4:4.

35.What takes place when we have only material resources to fill our deepest needs?

The milk and solid food of the Word.

36.What kind of nourishment do we need when we first are converted to Christ?

37.Read I Peter 2:2,3.

38.By what two means can we receive the milk of the Word?

39.What do we need as soon as we grow in the Lord?

40.Read Hebrews 5:12-6:1.

41.What does a healthy child possess?

42.What may result if the solid food of the Word of God is not available to the growing Christian? 

The ministries and gifts of the Body of Christ.

43.Read Ephesians 4:11,12.

44.If we are to have the milk and solid food of the Word of God, what then becomes necessary?

45.In what two ways are we affected as the various ministries bring the Word of God to our mind and heart?

46.When are the Substance and Life of Christ added to us?

47.Read I Corinthians 12:11.

48.What has the Holy Spirit given to every Christian?

49.How do we become aware of our own role in building the Body of Christ?

50.Read Ephesians 4:13-16; I Corinthians 12:4,7,11,12.

51.Of whom does the Anointed Deliverer consist?

52.On what is the Body of Christ being created?

53.Read I Corinthians 12:12,18,28.

54.Read I Corinthians 14:26.

55.Why has the Divine Seed, Christ, been planted in us?

56.Read Galatians 4:19.

57.For what is the heavenly Farmer waiting?

58.Read II Peter 1:19. 

The Deeds of the Body Are Put to Death

1.Read Romans 8:13; Colossians 3:9; Ephesians 4:22; Romans 13:14.

The physical body is "dead."

2.Read Romans 8:10.

3.In what sense is our physical body "dead"?

4.What is the only Power that possesses the wisdom and force that can overcome the passions of the flesh and mind of mankind?

5.What protects our mortal body while it still is dead in the bondage of sin?

6.What will the Holy Spirit enable us to do?

7.Read Romans 8:13.

8.What is our task as a believer?

9.What will we receive if we walk each day in the Spirit of God?

10.What will happen if we continue to live after the lusts of our flesh and mind?

The sin of Adam and Eve.

11.What happened to Adam and Eve in the day they ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?

12.Why has all of mankind suffered agony from the days of Adam and Eve?

13.What is the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?

14.Read Hebrews 5:14.

15.What is true where there is no law?

16.Read John 15:24; Romans 3:20; Romans 5:13; Romans 7:7,8.

17.What was the first sin?

18.Read Genesis 3:22,24.

19.What does human history portray?

20.Read Romans 1:28-32; Romans 5:12.

21.What is one of the worst results of the original sin?

22.Read Romans 7:18-20. 

The pursuit of eternal life.

23.What must be sought diligently by the Christian?

24.What did Paul advise Timothy to do?

25.To what is the pursuit of eternal life related?

26.Read Revelation 22:14.

27.What is the only way in which we can gain the right to the tree of life?

28.What is true as long as there is sin in our life?

29.Read I Thessalonians 3:13; 5:23; II Peter 1:4; II Corinthians 7:1; II Peter 3:11,12; Colossians 3:3-5.

30.In keeping with our heavenly position, what should we be doing?

31.Read I John 3:2,3.

32.What is true of a faith that is not strong enough to bring about a holy manner of living?

33.Read Romans 8:12; Luke 8:14; Luke 21:34.

34.What must we do to the deeds of the body?

Eternal judgment of unclean spirits.

35.What must be completed before we receive the fullness of eternal life?

36.What is depicted by the raising of Lazarus from the dead?

37.What do the graveclothes of Lazarus represent?

38.What do those standing by represent?

39.How did sin enter the garden of Eden?

40.Who are the cause of sin?

41.What two aspects of sin must be taken care of?

42.What is the first part of the work of atonement?

43.What is the second part of the work of atonement?

44.What happens when a Christian confesses and repents of a sin?

45.When was the first half of the Day of Atonement fulfilled?

46.When will the second half of the Day of Atonement be fulfilled?

47.When will the atonement made by Christ have taken its full effect?

48.What is the last enemy that will be destroyed?

49.Upon whom is the eternal judgment of God?

50.Read Romans 8:1.

51.To what has the Christian been sealed?

52.Why does the Holy Spirit point out sins one at a time?

53.I John 1:7-9.

54.What is the sentence of the eternal judgment of God when a saint confesses and forsakes his sin?

55.What is the worldwide fulfillment of the Year of Jubilee?

Our personal "day of the Lord."

56.Where does the Day of the Lord begin?

57.Read II Peter 1:19.

58.What must we do as the Holy Spirit directs?

59.Into what is the Holy Spirit leading us?

60.What follows eternal judgment?

61.Does the Savior save us from our sins or in our sins?

62.What must be true if we are to take part in the work of judging the world and angels?

63.When will we be ready for the resurrection of our body into eternal life?

Total destruction of the enemy.

64.Read Romans 8:13; Deuteronomy 7:22.

65.Why are we enabled to obtain victory over one or two problems at a time?

66.What is true if we are delivered from bondage and then do not obtain a portion of Christ, but continue without any increase in the desire and strength to live righteously?

67.Deuteronomy 7:23,24.

68.Toward what is the Holy Spirit bringing us?

69.Read Romans 8:17. 

The Word of God Comes to Maturity

1.Romans 8:28,29.

2.What is God’s intention?

Pressing toward the "mark."

3.What is true when a believer is not convinced that there actually is a place of maturity?

4.Read Hebrews 12:2; Ephesians 5:27; Revelation 21:6.

5.What was John seeing, when God stated, "It is done" (Revelation 21:6)?

6.What is true if there is one imperfect member of the Body of Christ?

7.How long does imputed (ascribed) righteousness serve?

8.What is the Omega of redemption?

9.Name two scriptural representations of the fullness of the image of Christ.

The Ark of the Covenant.

10.Read Exodus 25:10.

11.What does the Ark of the Covenant typify?

12.What is the only manner in which the "Omega," the maturity of Christ, can be fulfilled in us?

13.What three items were contained in the Ark of the Covenant?

14.What do the three items in the Ark represent?

15.What does the manna signify?

16.What does God teach us by the "manna"?

17.Read Deuteronomy 8:2,3.

18.Of what does Aaron’s rod speak?

19.Of what was Aaron’s rod a forerunner?

20.What do Korah, Dathan, and Abiram exemplify?

21.Read Numbers 16:3.

22.Why did the nobles rise in rebellion against Moses and Aaron?

23.What must be created in the Christian’s heart?

24.Of what are the Ten Commandments an expression?

25.What is the new covenant?

26.What does it mean to come to maturity in Christ?

27.Read Ezekiel 1:10; Revelation 4:7.

28.What do the four faces of the Cherubim reveal?

The face of a man.

29.What is man?

30.What does man reflect?

31.What is Satan attempting to destroy?

The face of a lion.

32.What determines whether or not we finally become a son of God?

33.Read Revelation 21:7.

34.How are the sons of God to conduct themselves?

35.What does the lion symbolize?

The face of an ox.

36.What does the ox portray?

37.What is true of us when the Word of God comes to maturity in us?

The face of an eagle.

38.What is man’s destiny?

Maturity in Christ.

39.II Corinthians 5:17,18; Ephesians 4:13.

40.In what three ways are we to be brought to maturity?

41.Read Philippians 3:21; I John 3:2; Genesis 1:26,27.

42.For whom is the glory and dominion assigned to mankind reserved?

43.To whom does "them" refer?

44.What is the will of the Father?

45.Whom is the Holy Spirit seeking?

46.Read Revelation 21:22.

47.What is Jerusalem destined to become?

48.Read Jeremiah 3:17.

49.What does the new Jerusalem reflect?

50.What will we be when the Word of God has come to maturity in us?

51.What is the body of the believer?

52.Read I Corinthians 6:15,19.

The galactic Christ.

53.Read Ephesians 4:13.

54.What does the pattern of the Tabernacle of the Congregation portray?

55.What does the Ark of the Covenant portray?

56.What does the Mercy Seat represent?

57.What do the Holy Place and the Courtyard portray?

58.What does the Altar of Incense reveal?

59.What does Christ hold in His right hand?

60.What does Christ hold in His left hand?

61.What are the loins of Christ?

62.What is the meaning of the feet of bronze? 

The Father and the Son Make Their Abode with the Believer

1.Read John 14:3,18,23.

2.What is the coming of which John speaks?

3.Why has Christ come to us through the Holy Spirit?

Preparation for the coming to us of the Father and the Son.

4.Read John 14:2.

5.What is the Kingdom of God?

6.If we would be part of the Father’s house, what must we do?

The Way, the Truth, and the Life.

7.What two aspects must we maintain in proper balance?

8.When is it that internal and external relationships to the Godhead are established?

9.What is the Light of the world?

10.What is the End of every worthy quest?

11.What is the true saint?

12.What is accomplished by the suffering of the saint?

13.What is the true saint seeking?

14.For what is Christ asking?

15.How does Christ become the Way to the Father?

16.What is the purpose of the Scriptures?

17.What is the spiritual fulfillment of the Old Testament feast of Tabernacles?

18.Read John 14:10.

19.Who is the House of the Father?

The Body of Christ.

20.Read Ephesians 4:13.

21.What two Divinely-appointed tasks are to be carried out throughout the Church age?

22.Read Psalms 102:16.

23.When will the Lord Jesus return?

24.What will the nations do when they see the Lord returning in His Glory?

25.Read John 17:21-23.

Revival, spiritual warfare, and the feast of Tabernacles.

26.What two comings of the Lord are taught in the Scriptures?

27.What observance follows the Blowing of Trumpets?

28.If we would become part of the eternal Temple of God, a room in God’s house, what must we do?

29.What will happen just before Christ appears in the Day of the Lord?

30.Read Joel 3:16; John 14:20.

31.Read Isaiah 60:1,2; John 17:22; Joel 3:15; Matthew 24:29; Isaiah 40:5.

32.Read John 17:23; Zechariah 14:16; I Peter 2:9; Isaiah 61:11; II Thessalonians 1:10.

33.Read Revelation 1:7.

34.Read Isaiah 60:3.

35.What will enable the revival glory to flow to every nation? 

The Resurrection

1.Read John 3:16.

2.Toward what is John 3:16 directed?

3.What is the hope of the Gospel of Christ?

4.What is the greatest hope in all of life?

5.What are the consequences of rebellion against God?

Making alive the mortal body.

6.Read Romans 8:11.

7.When will our salvation be complete?

8.When will the redemption of our body occur?

9.Who performs the daily work of sanctification in us?

10.What will need changing when Jesus comes, if we have been successful in the program of sanctification?

11.What is the climax of the life of victorious living in Christ?

Victorious Christian living is related to the resurrection.

12.What will happen to our spirit and our soul at the coming of the Lord?

13.Read Philippians 3:10,11.

14.How are Christians to regard the first resurrection from the dead?

15.Read Philippians 3:20,21; Revelation 20:6.

16.What was Paul anticipating?

17.Read II Corinthians 4:10,17.

18.What is our "light affliction" producing for us?

19.Why did Paul offer up to God everything of seeming value in the world?

20.How will our "former enemy" (our body) be brought over to the side of righteousness?

21.Read Hebrews 3:14.

22.What is the letter to the Hebrew Christians?

23.What may happen if we neglect any aspect of the Divine redemption?

24.Read Hebrews 2:3.

25.On what does our capability of being resurrected to eternal life depends?

26.Read Romans 8:2,4,6.

27.Into what must we be pressed anew each day?

28.At what point is the fullness of the goal of eternal life attained?

The role of the physical body in the resurrection from the dead.

29.Read Hebrews 1:5.

30.What three phases were included in the "day" on which Christ was "begotten"?

31.What is one particular way in which Christ is different from all other heavenly beings?

32.What is the destiny of every member of the Body of Christ?

33.What is the Christian’s task?

34.Read I Corinthians 9:27.

35.What will the Holy Spirit do for us in the days to come?

36.Read I Corinthians 15:54.

37.What is the message of Easter morning?

38.What is the Christian Good News?

39.What is redemption, in scriptural terms?

40.Read Luke 21:28; Romans 8:23; II Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:14; 4:30; I Peter 1:5.

41.What is the fullest expression of Calvary?

42.I Corinthians 15:54-56.

43.Read Romans 8:24.

44.What is the hope that saves us?

Experiencing His death and His resurrection.

45.Why is our flesh being brought low continually?

46.Read II Corinthians 4:12.

47.How are we being prepared and strengthened for the putting on of the body of resurrection life?

48.What is necessary for the development of the inner man?

49.Read Hebrews 12:11.

The "house which is from heaven."

50.What is the "far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory"?

51.Read II Corinthians 5:1.

52.Where is our spiritual body now?

53.Is the purpose of the resurrection that we may go to Heaven?

54.Read I Corinthians 15:53,54.

55.How is the "swallowing up" of the corruptible mortal body typified in the Old Testament?

56.Read I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19.

57.How do we gain eternal resurrection life?

58.What is the "robe" of salvation?

59.Read II Corinthians 5:2.

60.Read Joel 2:6-8.

61.For what did the Apostle Paul groan?

62.Read II Corinthians 5:3-5.

63.In what way will we be declared to be a son of God ?

64.What are Christians doing who are living in the flesh?

65.Read II Corinthians 5:6-10.

66.What may well be the most misunderstood aspect of all Christian doctrine?

67.When the Scriptures speak of faith, to what are they referring?

68.What is the meaning of the term appear, in "we must all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ"?

69.What is one of the most important aspects of the Day of Christ?

70.Read Revelation 22:12. 

CHAPTER III. REVIEW

1.List nine aspects of the forming of Christ in us.

2.What is the foundation of the Divine redemption?

3.From what is the eternal Temple of God being constructed?

4.What does it mean to be born again?

5.What is our task as believers?

6.What will the Seed of God bring forth?

7.What attitude of faith should we adopt toward our baptism in water?

8.What does our death in Christ accomplish?

9.What choice are we now able to make?

10.What ability does the law of the Spirit of life give us?

11.What are we to do to the deeds of our body?

12.What is our responsibility?

13.What do the gifts and ministries accomplish?

14.What is the greatest error in Christian thinking?

15.What are the two end-time comings of Christ?

16.How long will the perfecting of our redemption continue?

17.What will be determined by the diligence with which we apply ourselves to our calling?

18.What is God doing?

19.What should we do?

A STUDY GUIDE FOR CHRIST IN YOU

ANSWERS 

Table of Contents

1.List nine aspects of Christ being formed in us, beginning with "The blood of Christ protects, pardons, purges, and nourishes the believer."

The blood of Christ protects, pardons, purges, and nourishes the believer.

The Word of God is planted in the heart.

The believer is raised spiritually in and with Christ.

The Holy Spirit becomes the life of the believer.

The Word of God is nourished and grows.

The deeds of the body are put to death.

The Word of God comes to maturity.

The Father and the Son make their abode with the believer.

The resurrection. 

Foreword—Christ in You

1.What is one of the principal purposes of God in the Christian Church?

The construction of an eternal dwelling place for Himself.

2.How does the Body of Christ enable the Lord to come into a satisfying relationship with His creatures?

By becoming the hand and heart of God extended to people everywhere.

3.What three "unsuccessful" attempts did God make to dwell among His people?

Eden; Mount Sinai; Jesus of Nazareth.

4.What is God’s solution to His problem of dwelling among His creatures?

The construction of an eternal temple on the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Introductory Scripture Page

1.Read Exodus 25:8; Ephesians 2:21,22; Colossians 1:27; Revelation 21:3. 

And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. (Exodus 25:8)

In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:21,22)

To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: (Colossians 1:27)

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. (Revelation 21:3)

CHAPTER I. CHRIST, THE HOUSE OF GOD

1.Read John 14:2; Ephesians 2:22. 

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. (John 14:2)

In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:22)

2.Where is the only place in which God the Father finds His rest?

Christ.

3.Has any human being ever seen God the Father?

No.

4.Whom do we see when we behold Christ?

The Father.

5.What does God require in order to appease His sense of violated justice?

The shedding of innocent blood.

6.What is God’s desire?

That the Incarnation, the Expression of Himself, be magnified and multiplied so that every person on the earth may have access to Himself.

7.How is God magnifying and multiplying Christ?

By creating the Body of Christ.

8.What takes place as Christ is being formed in the members of His Body?

Christ is being magnified and multiplied, and God in Him.

9.What is the Kingdom of God that John the Baptist announced?

God in Christ in the members of the Body of Christ.

10.Why was it necessary that Christ return to the Father?

So we may become places of abode in God’s house.

11.Read John 14:2. 

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. (John 14:2)

12.What is the "Father’s House"?

The Father’s House is Christ and the Body of Christ.

13.What is the goal of the Christian pilgrimage?

The Father Himself is our Goal.

14.Read John 13:1; 14:6,28; 16:28; Psalms 90:1. 

Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. (John 13:1)

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)

Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. (John 14:28)

I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. (John 16:28)

Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. (Psalms 90:1)

15.Under the new covenant, where does God find His resting place?

Only in people.

16.What is the principal difference between the old covenant and the new covenant?

God did not abide in any believer under the old covenant.

God abides in every member of the Body of Christ.

17.Read Isaiah 66:1; Acts 7:47-49. 

Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? (Isaiah 66:1)

But Solomon built him an house. Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? (Acts 7:47-49)

18.Read John 14:10; 17:21.  

Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. (John 14:10)

That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. (John 17:21)

19.What is the relationship between John 14:23 and Leviticus 23:33-43?

John 14:23 describes the spiritual fulfillment of the Levitical feast of Tabernacles, which is described in Leviticus 23:33-43.

20.Read John 17:23; II Corinthians 6:16; Ephesians 2:21,22; Revelation 3:12.  

I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. (John 17:23)

And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (II Corinthians 6:16)

In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:21,22)

Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

(Revelation 3:12)

21.What is the purpose of the gifts of ministry given to the saints?

That we all may be brought to the "measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ" (Ephesians 4:13).

22.Read Psalms 68:18.  

Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them. (Psalms 68:18)

23.Why are the dealings of God with the believer as intense and thorough as they are?

Because we are being made rooms in the Father’s eternal Temple.

24.What will take place when the Body of Christ has been built into the standard of perfection, unity, and completeness that God requires for His dwelling place?

The Head will return and raise His Body from the dead.

25.What is the Divine standard?

"The measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ."

26.Where did the Lord Jesus go in order to prepare a place for us in the Father?

Before that, He went to Gethsemane and Calvary.

The Lord Jesus Christ went to the cross in order to prepare a place for us in the Father.

Then He rose from the dead and sprinkled His blood upon and before the Mercy Seat in Heaven.

After that He poured out the Holy Spirit of God and gave gifts of ministry to the members of His Body.

All of this was done in order to prepare a place for us in the eternal dwelling place of God.

27.From what is the Temple of God being constructed?

The body and blood of Christ.

28.Read Revelation 21:3,22.  

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. (Revelation 21:3)

And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. (Revelation 21:22)

CHAPTER II. NINE ASPECTS OF THE DWELLING OF CHRIST IN THE BELIEVER

1.List nine aspects of the development of Christ in the believer.

The blood of Christ protects, pardons, purges, and nourishes the believer.

The Word of God is planted in the heart.

The believer is raised spiritually in and with Christ.

The Holy Spirit becomes the life of the believer.

The Word of God is nourished and grows.

The deeds of the body are put to death.

The Word of God comes to maturity.

The Father and the Son make their abode with the believer.

The resurrection.  

The Blood of Christ Protects, Pardons, Purges, and Nourishes the Believer

1.Read Exodus 12:13; Romans 3:25; I John 1:7; John 6:54.  

And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. (Exodus 12:13)

Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; (Romans 3:25)

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. (I John 1:7)

Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:54)

The blood protects.

2.What had to be placed over each Hebrew family?

The blood-covering.

3.What does God judge when He passes through the land?

The gods of the world.

4.What is the only protection from the judgment of God?

The blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

5.What areas, in addition to protection from Divine judgment, are included in the atonement made by the blood of the Lord Jesus?

Covering, forgiveness, cancellation, mercy, reconciliation, propitiation, annulment, adjustment to differences, justification, restoration, remission, cleansing, purging.

The blood covers us until we have been made perfect in Christ.

6.What expression comes close to the meaning of make atonement?

Restore completely to Divine favor.

7.What does the blood of Christ do for the believer?

The blood of Christ protects us, covers our sins and shortcomings from God’s sight, is the basis for God’s forgiveness, satisfies the demands of justice when the laws of righteousness are violated, and has the power to purge us from all unrighteousness.

In addition, the blood of Christ is our life.

Two aspects of the atonement.

8.What two areas are involved in the making of an atonement for our sins?

Forgiveness; deliverance.

9.What must always be true of the Body of Christ, the Temple of God?

The Temple of God, the Body of Christ, always must be in a state of guiltlessness (justified) through confession and repentance, and also must be morally strong, moving consistently toward righteous, holy, and obedient behavior so that sin no longer has any part in it.

The two birds.

10.In what manner were the two birds treated differently?

One bird was slain and its blood was sprinkled on the leper.

The other bird was let "loose into the open field."

11.Read Leviticus 14:4-7.  

Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive and clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop: And the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over running water: As for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water: And he shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose into the open field. (Leviticus 14:4-7)

12.What does the "running water" reveal?

The running water shows that Christ was offered through the Holy Spirit (Hebrews 9:14).

13.What provide the groundwork for our release from the bondages of sin?

The forgiveness of sin combined with our resurrection to newness of life.

14.Read Romans 8:4. 

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Romans 8:4)

The two goats.

15.Read Leviticus 16:7-10. 

And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the Lord, and the other lot for the scapegoat.

And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the Lord’s lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering. But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness. (Leviticus 16:7-10)

16.What are demonstrated in the two goats of the Day of Atonement?

The two concepts of cancellation of debt and removal of sin.

Making an atonement.

17.What was the most solemn of the seven convocations?

The Day of Atonement.

18.What were the first three elements for which atonement was made annually?

The Most Holy Place, the whole Tabernacle itself, and the bronze Altar of Burnt Offering.

19.What is taking place now in the lives of those whose sins have been forgiven?

A complete removal from our lives of the practice of sin.

20.What is our task?

To cooperate with the Holy Spirit as He directs the cleansing and repair of our personalities.

21.Read Leviticus 16:15,16. 

Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat: And he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remaineth among them in the midst of their uncleanness. (Leviticus 16:15,16)

22.What purpose did the blood of the innocent animals serve?

The blood of the innocent animals served to appease the wrath of God and to cover the transgressions of the Law of Moses until the Lamb of God, Christ, could make an atonement with His own blood on the cross of Calvary.

23.What happens instantly when we confess our sins?

The guilt of our sin is pardoned.

24.What keeps our personality clean and pure?

The blood of Christ.

The scapegoat.

25.Read Leviticus 16:21,22. 

And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness. (Leviticus 16:21,22)

"One sacrifice for sins for ever."

26.What is illustrated by the fact that the Day of Atonement had to be repeated annually?

The inability of animal blood to remove sin from the worshipers.

27.Read Hebrews 10:1. 

For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. (Hebrews 10:1)

28.What were not available through the blood of animals?

The authority and power to remove the tendencies and repair the consequences of sin.

29.What must continue happening until the work of redemption has been completed in our lives?

The blood of Christ must keep cleansing us and the Holy Spirit must keep writing the laws of God in our mind and heart day after day, year after year, until the work of redemption has been completed in our personality.

30.By what means do we overcome the accuser?

The blood of the Lamb

Confessing our sins.

31.Read I John 1:9. 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (I John 1:9)

32.What does it mean to walk "in the light?"

To abide in the Presence of God in Christ and perform the will of God continually.

33.What is true of us when we are walking in the light?

The blood of Christ cleanses us continually.

34.What happens as soon as we confess a sin?

God is faithful and righteous to forgive our sin and to purify us from the sin.

35.What is true of every Christian who is being transformed by the continuing process of putting to death the deeds of the body?

He or she is coming into a true fellowship with the Father and Son (I John 1:1-7).

Eating and drinking His body and blood.

36.How do we become one with Christ?

By eating and drinking His body and blood we become one with the sacrifice.

37.Read I Corinthians 10:16,17; Exodus 12:5; Exodus 12:7,8. 

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion [sharing] of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion [sharing] of the body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. (I Corinthians 10:16,17)

Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: (Exodus 12:5)

And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. (Exodus 12:7,8)

38.Read John 6:56,57. 

He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. (John 6:56,57)

The holiness of the Temple of God.

39.Read I Corinthians 11:31; II Corinthians 7:1. 

For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. (I Corinthians 11:31)

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (II Corinthians 7:1)

40.What is the purpose of the ministries, events, and circumstances of the Christian pilgrimage?

That the Temple of God may be constructed from the transformed personalities of the saints.

41.On what basis does the Holy Spirit make a success of cleansing the Temple of God?

The authority and power of the blood of Christ.

42.Read Romans 8:13. 

For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify [put to death] the deeds of the body, ye shall live. (Romans 8:13)

43.Under what discipline is the Christian to walk?

The daily discipline of the Holy Spirit. 

The Word of God Is Planted in the Heart

1.Read Mark 4:3-8. 

Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred. (Mark 4:3-8)

Four kinds of ground.

2.With what does the construction of the Temple of God commence?

The planting of the living Word in the heart of the one who accepts Christ as Lord and Savior.

3.What must be done for the Divine Seed?

The Seed must be nourished and cared for and have opportunity to grow and develop.

4.What will be brought forth if the new life is cared for properly?

A new personality of the same Substance and in the image of God from whom it came.

5.Of what does the fourth kind of ground consist?

People who take good care of the Word that has come to them.

6.Read Mark 4:8. 

And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred. (Mark 4:8)

Thirty, sixty, and a hundred.

7.Do the Scriptures speak of three major levels of attainment in Christ?

Yes.

8.What are the three levels of bearing fruit in Christ?

The level of justification through the blood of the Lord Jesus.

The level of ministry and holiness brought about by the operations of the Holy Spirit.

The throne level of dwelling and ruling in the fullness of the abiding of the Father and the Son.

9.What is the new Jerusalem?

The Temple of God, the Lamb’s Wife.

10.Read Genesis 22:17,18; Galatians 3:16. 

That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. (Genesis 22:17,18)

Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. (Galatians 3:16)

The magnifying of Christ in us.

11.What is the Seed that is sown in us?

The living Word of God—Christ.

The Seed and the Temple of God.

12.Who is the Temple of God?

Christ—Head and Body.

13.Who inherits the promises of God?

Christ Himself.

14.Read Galatians 3:16; James 1:21. 

Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. (Galatians 3:16)

Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. (James 1:21)

A seed brings forth after its kind.

15.What law of nature governs seeds?

Each seed brings forth a duplicate of the parent from which it came.

16.Read Genesis 1:11. 

And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. (Genesis 1:11)

17.How can the outside environment affect the growth of a seed?

The outside environment can hinder or help the growth of the plant but it cannot affect its nature.

18.What alone determines the kind of plant that will be brought forth?

The seed.

19.What determines the program of growth and development of a maturing plant or animal?

The parent plant from which the seed came.

20.Can our humanity add virtue to our new born-again nature?

No.

21.Into what can the Divine Seed develop?

If the Divine Seed is nourished and cared for properly it will develop into a creature who is of God, from God, of the Nature of God, in God’s image—altogether a son of God in every sense of the word.

22.Why must we be born again ?

The personality that is born of earthly parents cannot enter the Kingdom of God, it cannot become the dwelling place of God.

Only Christ is suitable as the habitation of God.

Christ must be formed in us if we would be the temple of God.

23.Read II Corinthians 5:17,18. 

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature [a new creation]: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; (II Corinthians 5:17,18)

24.In the Divine redemption, how much of our personality is re-created?

All things of our personality have been created anew and all things now are of God.

25.What is the new creation?

The Body of Christ, the Servant of the Lord, the eternal habitation of the Father and the Son through the Holy Spirit? 

The Believer is Raised Spiritually In and With Christ

1.Read I John 4:17. 

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. (I John 4:18)

2.What is it that lifts us from the power of Satan?

The indestructible, endless resurrection power of Christ lifts us from the power of Satan.

3.What two graces does the Holy Spirit impart to us?

The desire to overcome sin, and the necessary wisdom and strength to cleanse ourselves from all unrighteousness.

4.What is portrayed by water baptism?

Separation from the sin and rebellion of the world and of the flesh, through Christ’s atoning death and victorious resurrection.

5.In what two areas are we one with the Lord Jesus Christ?

His death and His resurrection.

Shall we continue in sin?

6.Read Romans 6:1. 

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? (Romans 6:1)

7.What do the authority and power of our union with the death and resurrection of Christ enable us to do?

To choose to live righteously.

8.What is Chapter Six of Romans?

A safeguard inserted by the Holy Spirit.

9.What is the purpose of Chapter Six of Romans?

To prevent a wrong conclusion, on the part of the Gentiles, from Paul’s argument concerning the gift of grace—an argument directed toward Judaizers who were forcing circumcision and other works of the Law of Moses on Gentile converts.

10.What must be understood and accepted before we can make progress in overcoming sin?

The gift of justification.

11.What does the Holy Spirit do as we follow Him?

He destroys sin and self-seeking from us and creates the dwelling place of God through Christ in us.

12.What is God’s purpose in forgiving us?

That we may be changed into the image of Christ, provide a house for God, and be the means of accomplishing other goals that are part of His eternal plan in Christ.

13.Read Romans 6:3. 

Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? (Romans 6:3)

14.How closely are we to be identified with Christ?

All that He Is we are to become, in personality and in inheritance.

15.What do we enter when we are baptized in water?

Christ’s death and Christ’s resurrection, not our own death and resurrection.

We enter the suffering and death, and the power of the resurrection life, of the Lord Jesus Christ

16.What is necessary for the life of victorious discipleship?

The full identification of the believer with the death and the resurrection of Christ.

17.Read Romans 6:6. 

Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. (Romans 6:6)

18.What do we assign to the cross?

Our whole first personality.

19.How much of our personality is God saving from the first creation?

Nothing.

20.Read II Corinthians 5:16. 

Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. (II Corinthians 5:16)

21.What legal freedom do we receive as a result of our death on the cross with Christ?

Freedom from the jurisdiction of the Law of Moses.

22.What results from our death to sin and self?

A new creation—the Word of God, created by the penetration of Christ’s death and resurrection into every aspect of what we are.

23.What is made possible by our willingness to assign our first self to the cross with Christ?

A resurrection, a new creation in Christ in which all things have been made new—completely new—and are of God.

24.What is the only route to resurrection life?

The cross.

25.What is the purpose of our crucifixion with Christ?

That the adamic nature in us may be rendered powerless so we may conduct ourselves in the righteous, holy, and obedient manner that is pleasing to God and that springs from and results in eternal life.

26.Read Romans 6:4. 

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4)

Newness of life.

27.If we are willing for our first personality to be buried with Christ, for what do we then become eligible?

The fullness of the glory of the Father—the glory that enters those who are crucified with Christ.

28.Read Romans 6:5. 

For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: (Romans 6:5)

29.What is God’s plan for each member of the Body of Christ?

That each member of the Church, the Body of Christ, the Temple of God, be resurrected and filled to overflowing with Divine Life in spirit, in soul, and in body.

30.What does total resurrection require?

Acceptance of and cooperation with the death and resurrection that God requires of us.

31.What may happen to us if we lose sight of the fact that we are one with Christ in His crucifixion and His victorious resurrection?

We may become discouraged quickly in our attempts to live the overcoming life.

32.Is it possible to overemphasize our dependence on the righteousness of Christ?

Yes.

33.What must we do in addition to crying, Lord! Lord!?

We must do what He says.

34.What will come into being if we truly are in Christ?

There will be a visible outworking of the Life of Christ in us if we truly are in Him.

35.How are we to live?

As though we have been raised from the dead.

36.Read Romans 6:13. 

Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. (Romans 6:13)

37.What are Christians free to do?

To choose to yield our "members servants to righteousness unto holiness."

38.What does being saved and baptized in water mean?

That God has forgiven our sins through Christ and now expects us, by the enabling power of the Holy Spirit, to choose to put away sinful behavior and to conduct ourselves in purity of deed, word, and thought.

39.What takes place as we choose to serve God and not Satan?

We bear the fruit of holiness of conduct.

40.What is the end result of holy conduct?

Eternal life.

Hidden with Christ in God.

41.What happens as soon as we are saved?

We are raised spiritually to sit with Christ on the highest throne of the universe, far above the forces of darkness, far above every other authority—wicked or righteous.

42.Read Ephesians 1:19-21; 2:6. 

And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his majestic power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: (Ephesians 1:19-21)

And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ: (Ephesians 2:6)

43.Where is the "problem" of the saint located?

In our life in our physical body on the earth.

44.What is the true Christian discipleship?

Choosing each day to walk on the earth according to our new born-again spiritual nature that is in Christ at the right hand of God, rather than according to the lusts of our flesh and mind that tempt us while we are on the earth.

45.Who decides whether we live according to the appetites of our body and soul or in the Spirit?

We do.

46.What will happen if we choose to follow our flesh?

We will die spiritually.

We will not attain the resurrection life that comes to those who choose to live according to the Spirit of God.

47.What is our task while we are alive on the earth?

To keep looking toward our spiritual position in Christ in the heavenlies; and by faith in God’s Word, and by the strengthening that comes from the Holy Spirit, to bring the Divine Life down into our actions, our thoughts, and our speech.

48.What should our behavior on the earth reflect?

Our position in Christ at the right hand of God in Heaven.

49.Read Colossians 3:1-3. 

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:1-3)

50.What will happen to us when the Lord Jesus returns?

There will be a reconciliation of our heavenly life with our bodily life on the earth, provided we do not destroy our new spiritual nature meanwhile by living in the flesh.

51.Read Colossians 3:4. 

When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:4)

52.When will the sons of God be revealed?

At the appearing of the Lord from Heaven.

53.Read Colossians 3:5; 3:8-10. 

Mortify [put to death] therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence [desires], and covetousness, which is idolatry: (Colossians 3:5)

But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: (Colossians 3:8-10)

54.Where does Christ always abide?

At the right hand of the Father.

55.Where should we place our affections and interests?

At the right hand of God. 

The Holy Spirit Becomes the Life of the Believer

1.Read John 3:5,6; Titus 3:5; Romans 8:10; II Corinthians 3:6.

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. (John 3:5,6)

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; (Titus 3:5)

And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. (Romans 8:10)

Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. (II Corinthians 3:6)

2.After we have been born again, what does the Holy Spirit become?

Our life.

Following the Holy Spirit.

3.What will be the result of allowing the resurrection Life of Christ to work in us?

At the coming of the Lord from Heaven, the same resurrection life that already is in us will make alive our physical body.

4.Read Romans 8:11. 

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken [make alive] your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. (Romans 8:11)

5.What will happen to the individual who walks in the flesh after having made a profession of Christ?

He will die spiritually.

6.What must we do if we are to transform our right to be a child of God into actual sonship?

We must take up our cross and follow the Holy Spirit of God.

7.Read Romans 8:14. 

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. (Romans 8:14)

The new covenant.

8.Who is the law of the new covenant?

The Holy Spirit.

9.What is the new covenant?

Obedience to the Spirit of God.

10.Read Romans 8:2. 

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ hath made me free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:2)

11.What is the "law of sin and death"?

The Ten Commandments working together with the sin which dwells in our flesh.

12.Read II Corinthians 3:6. 

Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. (II Corinthians 3:6)

13.Will the Torah (the Law of Moses) ever be done away?

No, in the sense that it will be written in the mind and heart of the believer in a greatly amplified form.

14.Read Hebrews 6:10. 

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their heart: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: (Hebrews 8:10)

15.What purpose is served by the practical admonitions written in the New Testament?

They are guidelines for our conduct until we learn to walk in the wisdom and power of the Holy Spirit.

16.Who makes the new covenant operate?

The Holy Spirit.

17.What does every person have?

A tendency toward sin and rebellion.

The law of the Spirit of life.

18.Why do we possess perfect righteousness while we are obeying the Spirit?

Because of the righteousness of Christ that is given freely to every person who lives in the Spirit of God.

19.What does the law of the Spirit of life create in us?

Righteousness, peace, and joy.

20.What does the power of the Holy Spirit bring us?

Health, strength, wisdom, righteous behavior, holiness, obedience to God, joy, peace—victory in every circumstance.

21.Read Galatians 5:16. 

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16)

22.Of what does the victorious Christian discipleship consist?

A lifelong walk of continuous cooperation with the Holy Spirit as He leads us into dominion over our sinful nature and over the sinful environment in which we live.

23.How is total victory over sin achieved?

By the daily appropriation of the law of the Spirit of life.

Walking in the Spirit.

24.Read Romans 8:4. 

That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Romans 8:4)

25.What does it mean to walk in the Spirit?

To walk in the Spirit is to give our attention to obtaining the will of God for our life, to present our body a living sacrifice.

26.What does it mean to spend our days in the pursuits of our mind and body?

To serve the impulses of our fleshly lusts, indulging our desire for the possession of material treasures and nourishing our pride and rebellion against the Spirit of God.

27.What is the result of living each day as a "whole burnt offering" to the Lord?

Our human reasoning and emotional, soulish, lustful body are continually being brought under strict obedience to the Spirit of God, and the righteousness of the Law of Moses is added to us on the basis of Christ’s death on our behalf.

28.What does it mean to "live according to the appetites of our body and soul"?

It means we are spending our days in the ordinary pursuits of human beings.

We are occupied primarily with eating, sleeping, working, playing, and reproducing.

This is our life, and it is the life of the animal.

We are not praying, reading the Scriptures, pressing on to know the Lord, gathering together with fervent believers, putting Jesus first in every decision.

Rather, we are devoting our time to obtaining as much of the riches of the world as possible, indulging the lusts of our eyes and our flesh, and putting our own will, way, and understanding ahead of God’s will, way, and understanding.

29.Name at least three things the Holy Spirit is to us?

The Holy Spirit is our Life.

He is our Comforter.

He is our Helper.

He is our Strength.

He is our Wisdom, our Counselor, our Teacher.

30.In what way are Christ and the Holy Spirit the new covenant?

The new covenant is the power of incorruptible Divine life entering us so that by nature we will love righteousness and hate sin and rebellion.

31.Under the new covenant, what do we minister to people?

The Holy Spirit.

32.Read Romans 8:5,6. 

For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be fleshly minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. (Romans 8:5,6)

33.What must we choose to do each day?

To come under the discipline of the Holy Spirit

34.Romans 8:7-9. 

Because the fleshly mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. (Romans 8:7-9)

The result of the dwelling of the Holy Spirit in us.

35.How can we know that the Holy Spirit is dwelling in us?

By the change taking place in our personality.

36.Read Galatians 5:22-25. 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. (Galatians 5:22-25)

37.Read Romans 8:10. 

And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. (Romans 8:10)

38.Why is our physical body "dead"?

Because of the sin that dwells in it.

39.What is the life of the Christian?

The Spirit of God.

40.On what basis has the believer in Christ been declared righteous?

On the basis of his acceptance of the shed blood of Christ for his justification.

41.How is the righteousness of Christ imparted to us?

The Spirit leads us into paths of righteous conduct.

42.How does the Holy Spirit set us free from our sinful deeds?

The Presence and power of the Holy Spirit break the chains of bondage.

When we are obedient to His leading He furnishes us with wisdom and power sufficient to enable us to put to death the deeds of our flesh.

43.Of what are we being made a part?

The eternal Temple of God. 

The Word of God Is Nourished and Grows

1.Read Isaiah 28:13; Hebrews 8:10; Matthew 4:4; Luke 8:15; I Peter 2:2; Galatians 4:19 . 

But the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. (Isaiah 28:13)

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their heart: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: (Hebrews 8:10)

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4)

But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. (Luke 8:15)

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: (I Peter 2:2)

My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you, (Galatians 4:19)

2.On what do we Christians feed?

The body and blood of Christ.

3.What part do we play in our complete transformation into the image of Christ?

Our part consists of cooperating with the Holy Spirit as He works with the Word of God (both in the Scriptures and also in personal revelation to us), with the body and blood of Christ, and with ministries and gifts acting together with our circumstances.

All these are carefully controlled by the Lord for the purpose of creating Christ in us.

4.Read II Corinthians 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. (II Corinthians 3:18)

5.What is the meaning of the term sanctification ?

The process of transforming a justified (blood-washed) human being into a saint of God.

The Word of God.

6.What three articles were in the Holy Place of the Tabernacle of the Congregation?

The Table of Showbread, the golden Lampstand, and the Altar of Incense.

7.What does the Table of Showbread represent?

The Word of God, the Divine Substance, the body and blood of Christ.

8.What is it that "throws light" on the Substance of Christ?

The Lampstand, the Holy Spirit.

9.What is being created in us?

The Word of God.

10.Read Isaiah 28:13. 

But the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. (Isaiah 28:13)

The Word of God is both general and specific.

11.How does the man of God renew his mind?

By daily study and contemplation of the written Word, and also by consistent exposure to the spoken ministry of the Word as it is preached and taught.

12.Read John 14:21. 

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. (John 14:21)

Impartation of the Divine Substance.

13.How do we become one with Christ?

By eating Him.

14.Read John 6:51. 

I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. (John 6:51)

15.What is the "bread" Christ gives us?

His flesh and His blood.

16.What do we receive when we eat the flesh of Christ?

Eternal life.

17.Read John 6:53. 

Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. (John 6:53)

18.What are some of the means the Holy Spirit employs for the imparting of the flesh and blood of Christ to us?

Preaching, teaching, prophecy, counsel, exhortation, the word of knowledge, tongues, and all the other ways by which the Holy Spirit reveals Christ.

19.Read John 6:54,55. 

Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. (John 6:54,55)

20.In what two ways does the Word of God affect us?

First, the Word of God builds up our mind, renewing our thinking along the lines of the mind of Christ.

We understand what is preached or taught or prophesied or what we read, and our grasp on God and His grasp on us are strengthened and enlarged.

We continue being transformed by the continual renewing of our mind.

Second, the Holy Spirit brings the Word of God to us in the form of the body and blood of Christ.

The Substance of God enters our inner being and we partake of the Divine Nature.

We eat His broken body and we drink His blood, as the Holy Spirit imparts to us the Substance of the Lord Jesus Christ.

21.What does the Word of God bring to our personality?

The Divine Nature.

22.What does the Word of God bring to our mind?

Guidance, wisdom, judgment, knowledge, and understanding.

23.Read John 6:56,57. 

He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. (John 6:56,57)

The Communion service.

24.Read Matthew 26:26-28. 

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. (Matthew 26:26-28)

25.What takes place as we eat the flesh of Christ?

We become one with Him in His death and resurrection.

26.Read I Corinthians 10:16,17. 

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion [sharing] of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion [sharing] of the body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. (I Corinthians 10:16,17)

27.How long will Christ remain "imperfect"?

Until each member of His Body has been made perfect and brought into oneness with Him, and through Him into oneness with every other member.

28.Read I Corinthians 10:18; I Corinthians 11:23,24. 

Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? (I Corinthians 10:18)

For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. (I Corinthians 11:23,24)

29.What are we announcing as we participate in the Communion service?

The fact that by His death on the cross His body and blood are given to us so that we may eat and drink, and thereby live.

30.Read I Corinthians 11:25-27. 

After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. (I Corinthians 11:25-27)

31.How should the believer receive the Communion elements?

As the body and blood of the lamb of God.

32.Read I Corinthians 11:28,29. 

But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. (I Corinthians 11:28,29)

33.What happens when we do not judge ourselves?

The Lord judges us so we will not be condemned along with the world.

34.Read Matthew 4:4. 

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4)

35.What takes place when we have only material resources to fill our deepest needs?

We dry up in our inner being and soon our life becomes an unbearable chore.

The milk and solid food of the Word.

36.What kind of nourishment do we need when we first are converted to Christ?

The milk (first principles) of the Word of God.

37.Read I Peter 2:2,3. 

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. (I Peter 2:2,3)

38.By what two means can we receive the milk of the Word?

From the anointed ministries of the Body of Christ, as the Word is preached and taught, and also from our own reading and meditating in the Scriptures.

39.What do we need as soon as we grow in the Lord?

The solid food (advanced principles) of the Word of God.

40.Read Hebrews 5:12-6:1. 

For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine [the elementary instruction] of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, (Hebrews 5:12-6:1)

41.What does a healthy child possess?

A good appetite.

42.What may result if the solid food of the Word of God is not available to the growing Christian?

Spiritual immaturity, deformity, and death may follow.

The ministries and gifts of the Body of Christ.

43.Read Ephesians 4:11,12. 

And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: (Ephesians 4:11,12)

44.If we are to have the milk and solid food of the Word of God, what then becomes necessary?

We must have the full set of ministries God has provided.

45.In what two ways are we affected as the various ministries bring the Word of God to our mind and heart?

We grow in ability to minister to the Body of Christ and to mankind in general; Christ is formed in our personality.

46.When are the Substance and Life of Christ added to us?

When the Holy Spirit reveals Christ through the members of the Body of Christ.

47.Read I Corinthians 12:11. 

But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. (I Corinthians 12:11)

48.What has the Holy Spirit given to every Christian?

A spiritual enablement so that he or she may be adding to the building of the Body of Christ.

49.How do we become aware of our own role in building the Body of Christ?

The only trustworthy way in which we can find what our ministry is and start to perform it is to present our body a "whole burnt offering" on the altar of God (Romans 12:1,2).

Sometimes we can be helped into our ministry and role by the counsel of godly elders, or by the laying on of hands and prophecy by a gifted presbytery.

It may be that we already are practicing our ministry and are not aware that what we are doing actually is a gift of the Holy Spirit.

To discover our role in the Body we must cast aside personal ambition, a desire for preeminence, the wish to imitate an admired minister, the oppression of duty or fear, and pressure from well-intentioned people who are certain they know God’s will for us.

There is an infinite variety of gifts and ministries waiting for people who are ready to set aside their hindrances and seek the face of the Lord.

Entering into the Lord’s plan for our life must remain, in spite of hardships we encounter, a joyous romance, full of peace and hope for the future.

The Lord Jesus has a wonderful surprise for each one of us if we do not hinder the Holy One of Israel by our preconceived ideas.

The Gospel of Christ, whatever chastisement we may be called upon to endure, is the greatest love story of all, an adventure described in the Song of Solomon.

50.Read Ephesians 4:13-16; I Corinthians 12:4,7,11,12. 

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. (Ephesians 4:13-16)

Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. (I Corinthians 12:4)

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

(I Corinthians 12:7)

But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. (I Corinthians 12:11,12)

51.Of whom does the Anointed Deliverer consist?

The sovereign Head—the Lord Jesus Christ, and also His Body, which is His Bride—the Church.

52.On what is the Body of Christ being created?

His broken body and shed blood.

53.Read I Corinthians 12:12,18,28. 

For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. (I Corinthians 12:12)

But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. (I Corinthians 12:18)

And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. (I Corinthians 12:28)

54.Read I Corinthians 14:26. 

How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. (I Corinthians 14:26)

55.Why has the Divine Seed, Christ, been planted in us?

For the purpose of growing into a son of God, a brother of Christ.

56.Read Galatians 4:19. 

My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you, (Galatians 4:19)

57.For what is the heavenly Farmer waiting?

For Christ to come to maturity in the believers.

58.Read II Peter 1:19. 

The Deeds of the Body Are Put to Death

1.Read Romans 8:13; Colossians 3:9; Ephesians 4:22; Romans 13:14. 

For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify [put to death] the deeds of the body, ye shall live. (Romans 8:13)

Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; (Colossians 3:9)

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; (Ephesians 4:22)

But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. (Romans 13:14)

The physical body is "dead."

2.Read Romans 8:10. 

And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. (Romans 8:10)

3.In what sense is our physical body "dead"?

In the sense that it still bears in itself the centuries-old tendency toward rebellion against God and subjection to the will and ways of Satan.

It therefore is spiritually dead.

4.What is the only Power that possesses the wisdom and force that can overcome the passions of the flesh and mind of mankind?

The Spirit of God.

5.What protects our mortal body while it still is dead in the bondage of sin?

The Passover blood of the Lamb, Christ.

6.What will the Holy Spirit enable us to do?

He will enable us to put to death the deeds of our physical body.

7.Read Romans 8:13. 

For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify [put to death] the deeds of the body, ye shall live. (Romans 8:13)

8.What is our task as a believer?

To confess our sins, as the Holy Spirit leads us into an awareness of them, and then to renounce the sins, to draw near to God, and to resist the devil.

9.What will we receive if we walk each day in the Spirit of God?

The peace, joy, power, sound mind, and victory over sin that are the possessions of those who follow Christ.

10.What will happen if we continue to live after the lusts of our flesh and mind?

We will die spiritually.

Also, we may come to an untimely end in the present world (I Corinthians 11:30).

The sin of Adam and Eve.

11.What happened to Adam and Eve in the day they ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?

They died in spirit, in soul, and in body.

12.Why has all of mankind suffered agony from the days of Adam and Eve?

Because of a single disobedience to God Almighty.

13.What is the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?

It is the wisdom of judgment, the ability to determine what is good and what is evil.

14.Read Hebrews 5:14. 

But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. (Hebrews 5:14)

15.What is true where there is no law?

There is no consciousness of shame, of sin.

16.Read John 15:24; Romans 3:20; Romans 5:13; Romans 7:7,8. 

If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. (John 15:24)

Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. (Romans 3:20)

(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed (ascribed) when there is no law. (Romans 5:13)

What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence [covetousness]. For without the law sin was dead. (Romans 7:7,8)

17.What was the first sin?

The exaltation of self-will.

18.Read Genesis 3:22,24. 

And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: (Genesis 3:22)

So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. (Genesis 3:24)

19.What does human history portray?

That God is righteous, that life lived apart from Him is a disaster, and that absolute obedience to His Spirit and law is the only way in which His creatures can attain love, joy, peace, and every other desirable goal.

20.Read Romans 1:28-32; Romans 5:12. 

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. (Romans 1:28-32)

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (Romans 5:12)

21.What is one of the worst results of the original sin?

We humans now have a strong tendency toward sin.

22.Read Romans 7:18-20. 

For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. (Romans 7:18-20)

The pursuit of eternal life.

23.What must be sought diligently by the Christian?

Eternal life.

24.What did Paul advise Timothy to do?

"Lay hold on eternal life."

25.To what is the pursuit of eternal life related?

The pursuit of the holiness of the Holy Spirit of God.

26.Read Revelation 22:14. 

Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. (Revelation 22:14)

27.What is the only way in which we can gain the right to the tree of life?

We must partake of the holiness of Christ.

28.What is true as long as there is sin in our life?

We do not have access to the tree of life.

29.Read I Thessalonians 3:13; 5:23; II Peter 1:4; II Corinthians 7:1; II Peter 3:11,12; Colossians 3:3-5. 

To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. (I Thessalonians 3:13)

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (I Thessalonians 5:23)

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (II Peter 1:4)

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (II Corinthians 7:1)

Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation [conduct] and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto [hastening] the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? (II Peter 3:11,12)

For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify [put to death] therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence [desires], and covetousness, which is idolatry: (Colossians 3:3-5)

30.In keeping with our heavenly position, what should we be doing?

We should be putting to death the lusts of our flesh.

31.Read I John 3:2,3. 

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. (I John 3:2,3)

32.What is true of a faith that is not strong enough to bring about a holy manner of living?

A faith that does not bring about a holy manner of living is not strong enough to raise us in the first resurrection!

33.Read Romans 8:12; Luke 8:14; Luke 21:34. 

Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. (Romans 8:12)

And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. (Luke 8:14)

And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your heart be overcharged with surfeiting [weighed down with dissipation], and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. (Luke 21:34)

34.What must we do to the deeds of the body?

Put them to death.

Eternal judgment of unclean spirits.

35.What must be completed before we receive the fullness of eternal life?

The work of Divine judgment.

36.What is depicted by the raising of Lazarus from the dead?

The Christian who has been raised by the Holy Spirit and who now is ready to walk in the newness of resurrection life.

37.What do the graveclothes of Lazarus represent?

The sin in our flesh.

38.What do those standing by represent?

The people that God uses to set us free.

God often uses other people, sometime knowingly and sometimes unknowingly, to free us from our bondages.

39.How did sin enter the garden of Eden?

In the form of a living, intelligent being.

40.Who are the cause of sin?

The lords of darkness.

41.What two aspects of sin must be taken care of?

The guilt of sin must be forgiven; the dominating power of sin must be conquered.

42.What is the first part of the work of atonement?

The complete forgiveness of sin.

43.What is the second part of the work of atonement?

The power to cleanse and deliver the Christian from the dominating influence of sin.

44.What happens when a Christian confesses and repents of a sin?

He is delivered from the dominating influence of that sin.

45.When was the first half of the Day of Atonement fulfilled?

The first half of the Day of Atonement, the sprinkling of Christ’s blood beyond the sacred veil (Leviticus 16:12-15; Hebrews 9:12), was accomplished at Calvary.

46.When will the second half of the Day of Atonement be fulfilled?

When Christ returns to the earth.

In preparation for the great Day of the Lord that is at hand, the Lord today is judging the sin in the warlike remnant of saints whom He is calling out from the ranks of Christendom.

47.When will the atonement made by Christ have taken its full effect?

When the power of sin has been destroyed totally.

48.What is the last enemy that will be destroyed?

Physical death.

49.Upon whom is the eternal judgment of God?

The doers of sin.

50.Read Romans 8:1. 

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Romans 8:1)

51.To what has the Christian been sealed?

The Day of Redemption.

52.Why does the Holy Spirit point out sins one at a time?

So they can be dealt with victoriously.

53.I John 1:7-9. 

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (I John 1:7-9)

54.What is the sentence of the eternal judgment of God when a saint confesses and forsakes his sin?

The sentence of the eternal judgment of God is that the Christian is held guiltless and also is cleansed from all unrighteousness.

55.What is the worldwide fulfillment of the Year of Jubilee?

The return of the Lord Jesus from Heaven.

Our personal "day of the Lord."

56.Where does the Day of the Lord begin?

In the heart of the victorious saints.

57.Read II Peter 1:19. 

We have also a more sure word of prophecy [the Scriptures]; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: (I Peter 1:19)

58.What must we do as the Holy Spirit directs?

We must confess and put away all the "graveclothes" of sin that bind us: adultery, lust, hatred, idolatry, occult practices, pride, unbelief, criticizing, evil speaking, self-seeking, and so forth.

59.Into what is the Holy Spirit leading us?

The fullness of the atonement made by Christ.

60.What follows eternal judgment?

The rest of God.

61.Does the Savior save us from our sins or in our sins?

From our sins.

The Christian redemption is not designed to prevent our going to Hell but to remove Hell from our personality.

Contrary to popular thinking, the Lord Jesus has no intention of bringing into the Paradise of God those who still are cherishing the Hell that is in them.

62.What must be true if we are to take part in the work of judging the world and angels?

We ourselves must be judged in advance.

63.When will we be ready for the resurrection of our body into eternal life?

When resurrection life and eternal judgment have been established in us to the degree the Holy Spirit deems necessary.

Total destruction of the enemy.

64.Read Romans 8:13; Deuteronomy 7:22. 

For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify [put to death] the deeds of the body, ye shall live. (Romans 8:13)

And the Lord thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee. (Deuteronomy 7:22)

65.Why are we enabled to obtain victory over only one or two problems at a time?

Because God knows that if He delivered us in an instant from every one of our bondages we could not cope victoriously with the emptiness in our nature.

66.What is true if we are delivered from bondage and then do not obtain a portion of Christ, but continue without any increase in the desire and strength to live righteously?

We are in a position to be attacked by the enemy.

67.Read Deuteronomy 7:23,24. 

But the Lord thy God shall deliver them unto thee, and shall destroy them with a majestic destruction, until they be destroyed. And he shall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou shalt destroy their name from under heaven: there shall no man be able to stand before thee, until thou have destroyed them. (Deuteronomy 7:23,24)

68.Toward what is the Holy Spirit bringing us?

Complete and final victory over sin.

69.Read Romans 8:17. 

And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. (Romans 8:17)

The Word of God Comes to Maturity

1.Romans 8:28,29. 

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be changed into the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. (Romans 8:28,29)

2.What is God’s intention?

That the Church become His eternal Temple, the Divine Counterpart of His Son, an instrument for destroying lawlessness from the creation; and Christ-filled Servant of the Lord who will bring justice to the nations of the earth.

Pressing toward the "mark."

3.What is true when a believer is not convinced that there actually is a place of maturity?

He will not make the effort required to attain it.

4.Read Hebrews 12:2; Ephesians 5:27; Revelation 21:6. 

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2)

That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. (Ephesians 5:27)

And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. (Revelation 21:6)

5.What was John seeing when God stated, "It is done" (Revelation 21:6)?

John was seeing the holy city, the unblemished Wife of the Lamb, the unified, mature, new Jerusalem.

6.What is true if there is one imperfect member of the Body of Christ?

The Body is imperfect.

7.How long does imputed (ascribed) righteousness serve?

Until the Word of God comes to maturity in our personality.

8.What is the Omega of redemption?

The "measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ" created in our personality.

9.Name two scriptural representations of the fullness of the image of Christ.

The Ark of the Covenant of the Tabernacle of the Congregation; the four faces of the Cherubim of Glory.

The Ark of the Covenant.

10.Read Exodus 25:10. 

And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. (Exodus 25:10)

11.What does the Ark of the Covenant typify?

The Lord Jesus Christ, who is "very God of very God and very man of very man." Because the Ark typifies the Lord Jesus it typifies also each son of God who has been changed into the image of Jesus.

12.What is the only manner in which the "Omega," the maturity of Christ, can be fulfilled in us?

By our partaking of Christ.

It must be His Substance and Nature in us or we will come short of the Glory of God.

13.What three items were contained in the Ark of the Covenant?

The golden pot of manna; Aaron’s rod that budded; the two stone slabs inscribed with the Ten Commandments.

14.What do the three items in the Ark represent?

The Character of Christ.

15.What does the manna signify?

The portion of Christ that is fed to us each day of our Christian pilgrimage.

We have enough grace for one day—enough to overcome the evil of that day.

16.What does God teach us by the "manna"?

Not to lean on our own resources or money, our strength, our wisdom or even our own faith, but to depend on His riches, His strength, His wisdom, His faithfulness.

17.Read Deuteronomy 8:2,3. 

And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live. (Deuteronomy 8:2,3)

18.Of what does Aaron’s rod speak?

The eternal priesthood, of our learning to rest in the flow of the power of incorruptible, resurrection life.

19.Of what was Aaron’s rod a forerunner?

The cross.

20.What do Korah, Dathan, and Abiram exemplify?

The danger of maintaining an attitude of self-seeking while following the cloud and the fire.

21.Read Numbers 16:3. 

And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the Lord? (Numbers 16:3)

22.Why did the nobles rise in rebellion against Moses and Aaron?

Because of religious envy.

23.What must be created in the Christian’s heart?

An eternal insurance against rebellion, against disobedience to the Father’s will.

24.Of what are the Ten Commandments an expression?

The eternal moral law.

25.What is the new covenant?

The writing of the law of God in the mind and in the heart of the believer.

The Substance of that writing is the body and blood of the Lord Jesus.

26.What does it mean to come to maturity in Christ?

To come to maturity in the ability to judge between good and evil, and consistently to choose the good and reject the evil.

27.Read Ezekiel 1:10; Revelation 4:7. 

As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle. (Ezekiel 1:10)

And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. (Revelation 4:7)

28.What do the four faces of the Cherubim reveal?

The four dimensions of the Glory of God.

The face of a man.

29.What is man?

The personal, intelligent image of God.

30.What does man reflect?

The part of God’s being that has to do with moral responsibility.

31.What is Satan attempting to destroy?

The quality of maleness.

The face of a lion.

32.What determines whether or not we finally become a son of God?

Our success in overcoming, in conquering throughout the many testings in which we are examined by the Spirit of God.

33.Read Revelation 21:7. 

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. (Revelation 21:7)

34.How are the sons of God to conduct themselves?

As kings.

35.What does the lion symbolize?

The majesty, courage, and strength of the conquering saints.

The face of an ox.

36.What does the ox portray?

The servant, the sacrificial burden bearer.

37.What is true of us when the Word of God comes to maturity in us?

We possess the patience of Christ, the strength of Christ.

We plod forward each day bearing, as did Paul, our part of the suffering of Christ.

The weight of the problems of the Body of Christ presses on our personality, as Christ directs.

The face of an eagle.

38.What is man’s destiny?

To soar among the stars, as does His Father.

Maturity in Christ.

39.II Corinthians 5:17,18; Ephesians 4:13. 

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature [a new creation]: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; (II Corinthians 5:17,18)

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: (Ephesians 4:13)

40.In what three ways are we to be brought to maturity?

In our character, in our relationship to God, and in our outward appearance.

41.Read Philippians 3:21; I John 3:2; Genesis 1:26,27. 

Who shall change our vile body [body of our humbling], that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. (Philippians 3:21)

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. (I John 3:2)

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Genesis 1:26,27)

42.For whom is the glory and dominion assigned to mankind reserved?

Christ and His brothers.

43.To whom does "them" refer?

The Lamb and His Wife.

44.What is the will of the Father?

That every person who believes in His Son be transformed in character in accordance with the Character of Christ, and that the believer rule his affairs in obedience to Christ and in righteousness.

45.Whom is the Holy Spirit seeking?

The Body of Christ, the Bride of the Lamb—those who will be a "kind of firstfruits of his creatures."

46.Read Revelation 21:22. 

And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. (Revelation 21:22)

47.What is Jerusalem destined to become?

The Throne of God; to become "Heaven."

48.Read Jeremiah 3:17. 

At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the Lord; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the Lord, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart. (Jeremiah 3:17)

49.What does the new Jerusalem reflect?

The virtues of character that have been created in the saints during their discipleship on the earth.

50.What will we be when the Word of God has come to maturity in us?

A suitable temple for God and Christ.

51.What is the physical body of the believer?

The Temple of God.

52.Read I Corinthians 6:15,19. 

Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. (I Corinthians 6:15)

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? (I Corinthians 6:19)

The galactic Christ.

53.Read Ephesians 4:13. 

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: (Ephesians 4:13)

54.What does the pattern of the Tabernacle of the Congregation portray?

Christ as the Son of God, galactic in size, authority, and power, and complete in Divine Substance and Life.

55.What does the Ark of the Covenant portray?

The Head—Christ.

56.What does the Mercy Seat represent?

The Glory of the Godhead that rests on Christ.

57.What do the Holy Place and the Courtyard portray?

The Body of Christ, and His Kingdom, "the fulness of him that filleth all in all."

58.What does the Altar of Incense reveal?

The mouth of Christ, continually giving worship and praise and making intercession and supplication to the Father in Heaven.

59.What does Christ hold in His right hand?

The golden Lampstand, the manifestation in revelation and power of the seven Spirits before the Throne of God.

60.What does Christ hold in His left hand?

The Table of Showbread, the body and blood of Christ—the tree of life bearing fruit for food and leaves for the healing of the nations.

61.What are the loins of Christ?

The Laver (Exodus 30:18), declaring that the Divine fruitfulness and strength rise from purity; that Christ—Head and Body—is cleansed and ready for ministry to God Almighty.

62.What is the meaning of the feet of bronze?

The authority and power of the cross. 

The Father and the Son Make Their Abode with the Believer

1.Read John 14:3,18,23. 

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (John 14:3)

I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. (John 14:18)

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. (John 14:23)

2.What is the coming of which John speaks?

The coming of the Lord to the individual believer who keeps the words of Christ.

3.Why has Christ come to us through the Holy Spirit?

In order to conduct personally our preparation as an eternal part of Himself.

Preparation for the coming to us of the Father and the Son.

4.Read John 14:2. 

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. (John 14:2)

5.What is the Kingdom of God?

The new man, the unique compound of the believer and the Lord, is the Kingdom of God.

6.If we would be part of the Father’s house, what must we do?

We must eat the flesh and drink the blood of Christ.

We must be living by Him as He lives by the Father.

Our whole inner nature must be re-created as a suitable abode for God and Christ.

The Way, the Truth, and the Life.

7.What two aspects must we maintain in proper balance?

The internal and also the external aspect of the Kingdom of God.

8.When is it that internal and external relationships to the Godhead are established?

It is as Christ is formed in us.

9.What is the Light of the world?

The eternal Life of Christ.

10.What is the End of every worthy quest?

God.

11.What is the true saint?

A slave, a servant, of the Lord Jesus Christ.

12.What is accomplished by the suffering of the saint?

The suffering of the saint prepares him to rule with Christ by slaying his self-will.

Apart from such suffering no human being ever will rule as a coheir with Christ.

13.What is the true saint seeking?

The true saint is seeking to become the eternal dwelling place of the Father and the Son through the Spirit.

14.For what is Christ asking?

Our love.

15.How does Christ become the Way to the Father?

By transforming us from within, by giving us to eat of His body and to drink of His blood.

16.What is the purpose of the Scriptures?

The purpose of the Scriptures is to bring us to eternal Life, who is Christ.

17.What is the spiritual fulfillment of the Old Testament feast of Tabernacles?

When Christ Himself becomes the Life in us.

18.Read John 14:10. 

Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. (John 14:10)

19.Who is the House of the Father?

Christ.

The Body of Christ.

20.Read Ephesians 4:13. 

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: (Ephesians 4:13)

21.What two Divinely-appointed tasks are to be carried out throughout the Church age?

Testimony is to be borne to every human being concerning the atoning death and triumphant resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ; the Body of Christ is to be brought to unity and maturity.

22.Read Psalms 102:16. 

When the Lord shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory. (Psalms 102:16)

23.When will the Lord Jesus return?

When His Body has been brought to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

24.What will the nations do when they see the Lord returning in His Glory?

They will realize that God loves His elect as He loves Christ.

Seeing this unprecedented glory, the nations will believe that God has sent Christ to be the Savior of the world.

25.Read John 17:21-23. 

That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. (John 17:21-23)

Revival, spiritual warfare, and the feast of Tabernacles.

26.What two comings of the Lord are taught in the Scriptures?

The coming of the Lord to the obedient saint in fulfillment of the Old Testament feast of Tabernacles; the worldwide revelation of Christ, His coming, His Presence.

27.What observance follows the Blowing of Trumpets?

The Day of Atonement.

28.If we would become part of the eternal Temple of God, a room in God’s house, what must we do?

We must respond to the trumpet that is summoning us to spiritual battle.

Also, we must cooperate with the Holy Spirit in putting to death the lusts of our flesh.

29.What will happen just before Christ appears in the Day of the Lord?

The Lord God will enter His Temple.

30.Read Joel 3:16; John 14:20. 

The Lord also shall roar out of Zion [the Body of Christ; the Temple of God], and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. (Joel 3:16)

At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. ( John 14:20)

31.Read Isaiah 60:1,2; John 17:22; Joel 3:15; Matthew 24:29; Isaiah 40:5. 

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. (Isaiah 60:1,2)

And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: (John 17:22)

The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. (Joel 3:15)

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven [the heaven], and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: (Matthew 24:29)

And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. (Isaiah 40:5)

32.Read John 17:23; Zechariah 14:16; I Peter 2:9; Isaiah 61:11; II Thessalonians 1:10. 

I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. (John 17:23)

And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. (Zechariah 14:16)

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; (I Peter 2:9)

For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations. (Isaiah 61:11)

When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day. (II Thessalonians 1:10)

33.Read Revelation 1:7. 

Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. (Revelation 1:7)

34.Read Isaiah 60:3. 

And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. (Isaiah 60:3)

35.What will enable the revival glory to flow to every nation?

Christ and His saints will attack the wicked of the earth, destroying them totally. 

The Resurrection

1.Read John 3:16. 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

2.Toward what is John 3:16 directed?

The restoration of what was lost in Eden—especially access to the tree of life.

3.What is the hope of the Gospel of Christ?

That we shall live and not die.

Not just our spirit, not just our spirit and soul, but our whole personality—spirit, soul, and body—is destined to receive eternal life.

4.What is the greatest hope in all of life?

That cherished relationships will be restored.

5.What are the consequences of rebellion against God?

Spiritual and physical death.

Making alive the mortal body.

6.Read Romans 8:11. 

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken [make alive] your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. (Romans 8:11)

7.When will our salvation be complete?

When our body has been redeemed.

8.When will the redemption of our body occur?

At the next coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9.Who performs the daily work of sanctification in us?

The Holy Spirit.

10.What will need changing when Jesus comes, if we have been successful in the program of sanctification?

Only the physical body.

11.What is the climax of the life of victorious living in Christ?

The resurrection from the dead.

Victorious Christian living is related to the resurrection.

12.What will happen to our spirit and our soul at the coming of the Lord?

Our spirit and our soul will be revealed as to what they have become during our pilgrimage in the world.

13.Read Philippians 3:10,11. 

That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection [Greek, out-resurrection] of the dead. (Philippians 3:10,11)

14.How are Christians to regard the first resurrection from the dead?

The first resurrection from the dead is a goal, a mark, a prize, that inspires the disciple of the Lord Jesus to continue pressing day after day from the state of imputed (ascribed) righteousness into complete sanctification and consecration of life.

15.Read Philippians 3:20,21; Revelation 20:6. 

For our conversation [citizenship] is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body [the body of our humbling], that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. (Philippians 3:20,21)

Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. (Revelation 20:6)

16.What was Paul anticipating?

The fashioning of his corruptible body into the image of the glorified Body of Christ, this being accomplished by the energy with which Christ is able to subdue all things to His own will.

17.Read II Corinthians 4:10,17. 

Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. (II Corinthians 4:10)

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; (II Corinthians 4:17)

18.What is our "light affliction" producing for us?

An exceedingly great weight of glory.

19.Why did Paul offer up to God everything of seeming value in the world?

So he would come to know in actual experience the power of Christ’s resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering.

20.How will our "former enemy" (our body) be brought over to the side of righteousness?

By being transformed, by Christ’s almighty power, into incorruptible, eternal life.

21.Read Hebrews 3:14. 

For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; (Hebrews 3:14)

22.What is the letter to the Hebrew Christians?

An exhortation to the saints to press forward to the "rest" of God—to rest in the resurrection life that flows from God through Christ.

The contrast is made that we either "draw back unto perdition," or else "believe to the saving of the soul" (Hebrews 10:39).

23.What may happen if we neglect any aspect of the Divine redemption?

We may seriously jeopardize the quality of our resurrection.

24.Read Hebrews 2:3. 

How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; (Hebrews 2:3)

25.On what does our capability of being resurrected to eternal life depends?

Our experiencing daily the liberating force of resurrection power that raises us from His suffering and death, into which we are being pressed.

26.Read Romans 8:2,4,6. 

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ hath made me free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:2)

That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Romans 8:4)

For to be fleshly minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. (Romans 8:6)

27.Into what must we be pressed anew each day?

The death and resurrection of Christ.

28.At what point is the fullness of the goal of eternal life attained?

At the point in which our physical body is redeemed and we become clothed with our body from Heaven—a body fashioned from the substance of eternal life.

The role of the physical body in the resurrection from the dead.

29.Read Hebrews 1:5. 

For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? (Hebrews 1:5)

30.What three phases were included in the "day" on which Christ was "begotten"?

His birth in a manger; the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Him; His resurrection from the dead.

31.What is one particular way in which Christ is different from all other heavenly beings?

He possesses a physical body.

32.What is the destiny of every member of the Body of Christ?

To be born of a woman and then of God, anointed with the Spirit of God, and then raised from the dead to occupy a position of honor in the Kingdom of God.

33.What is the Christian’s task?

To cooperate with the wisdom and power of the Holy Spirit and, by the grace that God gives, to bring the rebellious flesh into submission to God and to keep it there.

34.Read I Corinthians 9:27. 

But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. (I Corinthians 9:27)

35.What will the Holy Spirit do for us in the days to come?

He will make alive our body so that the power of death can be broken completely.

36.Read I Corinthians 15:54. 

So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. (I Corinthians 15:54)

37.What is the message of Easter morning?

The tomb is empty.

38.What is the Christian Good News?

The believers in Christ will not perish in the grave but will come back to life in their bodies.

39.What is redemption , in scriptural terms?

The destroying of the power of sin and death over the physical body.

40.Read Luke 21:28; Romans 8:23; II Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:14; 4:30; I Peter 1:5. 

And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. (Luke 21:28)

And not only they [the material creation], but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. (Romans 8:23)

Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest [pledge] of the Spirit in our heart. (II Corinthians 1:22)

Which is the earnest [pledge] of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:14)

And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. (Ephesians 4:30)

Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (I Peter 1:5)

41.What is the fullest expression of Calvary?

The release of the created universe, including the making alive of the bodies of the believers.

42.I Corinthians 15:54-56. 

So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. (I Corinthians 15:54-56)

43.Read Romans 8:24. 

For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? (Romans 8:24)

44.What is the hope that saves us?

The hope that one day the sin and death in our body will be removed and we, as a result, will enter the Divine rest, which consists of righteousness, holiness, and obedience to God.

Experiencing His death and His resurrection.

45.Why is our flesh being brought low continually?

So we may experience the power of Christ’s resurrection.

46.Read II Corinthians 4:12. 

So then death worketh in us, but life in you. (II Corinthians 4:12)

47.How are we being prepared and strengthened for the putting on of the body of resurrection life?

By first learning, during our experiences now, how to walk and live in the Spirit of God.

48.What is necessary for the development of the inner man?

The death of the outward man.

49.Read Hebrews 12:11. 

Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. (Hebrews 12:11)

The "house which is from heaven."

50.What is the "far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory"?

The eternal "house" with which our mortal body will be clothed at the Presence of Christ, who will bring our rewards with Him at His coming.

51.Read II Corinthians 5:1. 

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. (II Corinthians 5:1)

52.Where is our spiritual body now?

In Heaven with God.

53.Is the purpose of the resurrection that we may go to Heaven?

The purpose of the resurrection from the dead is not that we may go to Heaven, for we already are in Heaven in our spiritual nature.

54.Read I Corinthians 15:53,54. 

For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. (I Corinthians 15:53,54)

55.How is the "swallowing up" of the corruptible mortal body typified in the Old Testament?

By the refined gold that "swallowed up" various parts of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

56.Read I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19. 

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? (I Corinthians 3:16)

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? (I Corinthians 6:19)

57.How do we gain eternal resurrection life?

By eating the Body of Christ, the incarnate Word, and drinking His blood.

58.What is the "robe" of salvation?

Our house from Heaven, that is, our glorified body.

59.Read II Corinthians 5:2. 

For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: (II Corinthians 5:2)

60.Read Joel 2:6-8. 

Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness. They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. (Joel 2:6-8)

61.For what did the Apostle Paul groan?

That he would be clothed with his house from Heaven.

62.Read II Corinthians 5:3-5. 

If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.

Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest [pledge] of the Spirit. (II Corinthians 5:3-5)

63.In what way will we be declared to be a son of God ?

By the redemption of our body from the hand of the enemy.

64.What are Christians doing who are living in the flesh?

Slaying their own resurrection.

65.Read II Corinthians 5:6-10. 

Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. (II Corinthians 5:6-10)

66.What may well be the most misunderstood aspect of all Christian doctrine?

The fact that the body of incorruptible eternal life, the attainment to the first resurrection from among the dead, is a direct result of the manner in which we live the Christian discipleship.

67.When the Scriptures speak of faith , to what are they referring?

Our trust in God, our grip on God and faith in His Character, not belief in the virgin birth of Christ or even in the fact that Christ shed His blood for our sins, except as such belief in doctrine directly affects how we behave.

68.What is the meaning of the term appear , in "we must all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ?

It means we will be revealed there.

69.What is one of the most important aspects of the Day of Christ?

The revelation of what we have become as we have followed Christ with more or less diligence.

70.Read Revelation 22:12. 

And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. (Revelation 22:12)

CHAPTER III. REVIEW

1.List the nine aspects of the forming of Christ in us.

The blood of Christ protects, pardons, purges, and nourishes the believer.

The Word of God is planted in the heart.

The believer is raised spiritually in and with Christ.

The Holy Spirit becomes the life of the believer.

The Word of God is nourished and grows.

The deeds of the body are put to death.

The Word of God comes to maturity.

The Father and the Son make their abode with the believer.

2.What is the foundation of the Divine redemption?

The blood of the cross.

3.From what is the eternal Temple of God being constructed?

The broken body and shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

4.What does it mean to be born again?

To have the Seed of God germinate and grow to maturity in us.

5.What is our task as believers?

To allow the Seed to take deep root in us so we will not die spiritually in the time of tribulation.

Also, we must be careful that the cares of life do not choke out the Divine Life that has been planted in us.

6.What will the Seed of God bring forth?

A new creature in the image of the Lord Jesus Christ.

7.What attitude of faith should we adopt toward our baptism in water?

We have entered the death of Christ on the cross, having died to the world.

We have entered the resurrection of Christ and now our life is hidden with Him in the Father.

8.What does our death in Christ accomplish?

Our death in Christ frees us legally so that the Holy Spirit can begin the work of destroying the sin and rebellion from us.

9.What choice are we now able to make?

To serve either righteousness or sin.

10.What ability does the law of the Spirit of life give us?

The ability to overcome the law of sin and death that strives continually to keep our flesh a prisoner of Satan’s will.

11.What are we to do to the deeds of our body?

We are to put to death the deeds of our body by the wisdom and power of God’s Spirit.

12.What is our responsibility?

To keep ourselves in the position in which the Lord Jesus can come to us in the Spirit and nourish our new inner man with His own body and blood.

13.What do the gifts and ministries accomplish?

They continue adding Christ to our born-again nature.

14.What is the greatest error in Christian thinking?

That an unrighteous, unholy, disobedient person can continue to have fellowship with God on the basis of grace and mercy.

15.What are the two end-time comings of Christ?

To the individual believer in fulfillment of the feast of Tabernacles; in the clouds of heaven with the saints and holy angels.

16.How long will the perfecting of our redemption continue?

Until the last enemy has been destroyed and our mortal body has been released from its place of sleep in the dust of the earth.

17.What will be determined by the diligence with which we apply ourselves to our calling?

Whether we are saved as by fire without reward, or whether we have an abundant entrance of staggering proportions into the Kingdom of God, or whether we are lost forever to the purposes of God.

18.What is God doing?

He is resting.

19.What should we do?

We should make every effort to enter God’s rest.