Book IVb

IV.17
At Jesus’ word the chains fell off:
pain and sickness turned to health;
doubt and fear dissolved in joy;
and poverty gave way to wealth.
Isaiah 61:1-3
Matthew 8:8-13 Word search “healed” in KJV
Matthew 15:31, 21:15
Jesus even raised the dead,
healed of all disease and pain.
With a Word or with a touch
he put an end to Satan’s reign.
John 12:9
Luke 8:53-55
Matthew 9:35
Acts 10:38
There is no prison gate or chain,
no force of hell that will not yield
when the power of the name
of God’s Anointed is revealed.
Matthew 16:18…
Isaiah 10:27
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Acts 4:10 Word search “healed” in Acts (KJV)
As you eat and drink his name,
his anointing acts on you
and you begin to know — firsthand —
what Jesus Christ was sent to do.
John 6:56
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John 14:12, Isaiah 61:1-3
IV.18 CHRIST IN US
Jesus wants to live in us,
like God the Father in his Son,
and show the world what God can do.
In his name, his will is done.
John 15:4-7
John 17:20-21
John 17:22-23
2 Corinthians 1:20 …
The name of Jesus is the same
as Jesus in the form of man.
Jesus in your heart completes
what Jesus in the world began.
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Psalm 138:2
Colossians 1:27
John 20:21
This doesn’t happen by itself —
it happens when we put him first.
Jesus is The Firstborn Son,
the Author of the Universe,
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John 16:15, Matthew 6:33
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Proverbs 2:1-5
the Bridegroom with unfailing love,
the King of endless realms within,
the Judge whose word is final, and
the Final Sacrifice for Sin.
Mark 2:19, Isaiah 62:5, Matthew 25:1-10
Revelation 19:16
John 5:22, Acts 10:42
Hebrews 10:12-14 … Word search “redeem, redemption” in New Testament)
IV.19
From his time of ministry
as a man until today,
no one who has ever come
to Jesus has been turned away.

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John 6:37, Psalm 145:18
When you accept him, call him Lord,
Jesus wipes away your sin
and gives you his eternal life.
By his grace you’re born again.
Romans 10:9
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1 Peter 1:23
John 3:3
Ideally, you’d simply lay
all thoughts, emotions, hopes and cares,
failures and successes down
at Jesus’ feet and leave them there;
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Matthew 11:29-30, 1 Peter 5:7
but if that seems impossible,
train the rhythm of your breath
to Jesus’ name and think about
what he accomplished with his death.
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Psalm 150:6, 103:1
Hebrews 12:2-3
Galatians 3:13-14
IV.20 NEW COVENANT
Taking water and a towel,
Jesus got down on his knees
and washed his close disciples’ feet,
revealing how our hearts must be
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John 13:3-5
Philippians 2:5-7
John 13:5, Revelation 7:14
before we can begin to grasp
the irreversible intent
with which he signed his name in blood,
founding a new covenant.
1 Peter 5:5
Luke 22:20
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Hebrews 8:8-13 … Word search “New Covenant”
“Take this bread; consider it
my body given up for you;
by eating in my name you’ll find
your bodies healed, recharged, renewed.”
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Matthew 26:26
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1 Corinthians 11:29-30
“Take this wine: it is my blood,
shed for your iniquity;
those who drink my blood are joined
in covenant with God through me.”
Matthew 26:28
Mark 14:24
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Luke 22:20
IV.21
The covenant was ratified
when Jesus shed his blood and died.
In the name of Jesus Christ,
justice has been satisfied.
Hebrews 12:24
Romans 3:25
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Romans 8:3-4
Satan pays for sin with death,
but Jesus had no guilt, no sin.
Hell was wrong to take his life,
so hell is now in debt to him.
Romans 6:23
John 1:29 (lamb = purity)
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1 Corinthians 2:7-8
His death was absolutely wrong.
The debt can never be repaid.
So Jesus Christ retains the right
to give his life for yours in trade.
Romans 3:21-26…
2 Corinthians 5:21
Word search “redeem(ed),” “redemption” …
Isaiah 53:7-8
Although he’s saved a multitude,
the situation is the same:
Hell is forced to let you go
at the sound of Jesus’ name.
Revelation 5:9-13
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Philippians 2:10, Matthew 16:18 …
IV.22 PASSION
For thirty coins, his treasurer
led his foes to where he prayed.
In him you can’t be bought or sold,
or even found — much less betrayed.

Matthew 20:18-19, Matthew 26:15
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Luke 22:37
When he was taken prisoner,
he did nothing to protest.
In him there’s no one to suspect,
to accuse, or to arrest.
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Acts 8:32-33
Isaiah 53:7/Acts 8:32
Isaiah 54:17
When Jesus wouldn’t let them fight,
his companions fled in fear.
In him you have no enemies —
and when you need them, friends appear.
Matthew 26:52
Isaiah 53:5
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Psalm 46:1, 91:14-15…
Falsely judged by church and state,
he neither spoke nor took offense.
When Jesus’ name is in your heart,
the Word of God is your defense.
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Matthew 26:63-65
Isaiah 53:7
Isaiah 54:17, 59:21
IV.23
Using scourges tipped with lead
and chunks of bone, they flogged his back.
In Jesus’ name our wounds are healed,
and we’re protected from attack.
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Isaiah 53:5
They put a cross on Jesus’ back
and made him drag it up a hill.
In him no burdens weigh you down.
No one bends you to his will.
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John 19:17
They nailed his body to a cross,
naked for the world to see.
In him is freedom, kindness, love,
protection and prosperity.

Matthew 27:35/Mark 15:24/Luke 23:33/John 19:18
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Galatians 5:1, Galatians 5:22
Colossians 1:19
Isaiah 53:10
They gave him vinegar to drink
when he was burning up with thirst.
All our needs are met when we
put the name of Jesus first.
Mark 15:36
Psalm 69:21
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Isaiah 53:5
IV.24 HIS DEATH
Why the various reports
about what happened when he died?
Did he simply say,”It’s done.”
or leave us with a mighty cry?

Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:37, Luke 23:46, John 19:30
Psalm 52:9
Who can gaze, unwavering,
on Jesus at the bitter end,
into the face of too much love
and suffering to comprehend?
Isaiah 52:14-15
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John 15:13
I only know that Jesus died,
crushed beneath my guilt and shame,
and that the things that weighed me down
are taken off in Jesus’ name.
Isaiah 53:10
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Revelation 1:5
The hidden logic that defines
a worldly life was crucified.
Whatever fate you might have had
ended on the day he died.
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Colossians 2:1, 2:20
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Romans 6:22, Romans 8:2 Word search “free,” “freedom”
IV.25
I broke the rules.
I crossed the line and gazed into
the black abyss of Jesus’ death.
It cost me my depression, rage and loneliness.
Hebrews 13:12-13
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2 Corinthians 2:15-16
Acts 13:39, James 1:25
It killed my fascination
with the drama of my destiny.
The hand was not designed to hold
the vast expanses of the sea;

Matthew 6:30-31, James 4:13-14 (examples of the drama)
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1 Corinthians 2:9-16, Ephesians 3:16-19…
the mind cannot contain his love.
All my merits and my faults
vanished in his love
the way the sea absorbs a grain of salt.
Ephesians 3:19
Genesis 2:9 (good and evil = merits and faults)
Psalm 48:9-10
Romans 11:33
Plunging into Jesus’ death,
the inner man is overwhelmed by Jesus’ love
and knows the truth:
His presence is the highest realm.

2 Corinthians 4:10
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Daniel 7:13-14
IV.26
At the moment of his death,
the temple veil was torn apart.
His name reveals his dwelling place
in heaven, and within your heart —

Matthew 27:51, Mark 15:38, Luke 23:45
John 17:24
Ephesians 3:17
the secret place of God Most High
that no created hand has made,
the tabernacle of the Lord,
where earthly cares and passions fade.
Hebrews 9:3,8
Luke 17:21
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Psalm 16:11
Soak your being in his blood
until it comes out white and clean;
make your permanent abode
the secret chamber of the King.
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Revelation 7:14
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Psalm 23:6
Clothe yourself in Jesus’ name;
enter God’s Most Holy Place.
Rest your spirit in his love.
Enjoy the riches of his grace.
Romans 13:14
Hebrews 10:19
Psalm 27:4
Ephesians 2:7
IV.27
To see if he was really dead,
they drove a spear into his side.
In him you neither pass nor fail
the tests and trials of life. You died
Psalm 116:15
John 19:34
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with Jesus on the cross. You have
no need of praise, no fear of blame.
The motivations of the flesh
are meaningless in Jesus’ name.
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2 Corinthians 5:14-7:2, Matthew 16:25, Luke 9:24
Genesis 2:17
His death relieves you of the need
to judge what people say and do,
and lets you live without a thought
of what they think and say of you.
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Romans 2:1
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1 Corinthians 4:3
In him you have no pride, no shame,
no petty cravings, fears, or hates,
no ambitions, no regrets —
no basis for a human fate.
2 Corinthians 5:17(no history)
Galatians 5:16 (lusts of the flesh), 1 John 4:18 (fear), Proverbs 10:18, 1 John 2:11 (hatred)
Philippians 2:3 (selfish ambition), Luke 9:62 (no regret)
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IV.28
They wrapped his body in a cloth,
embalmed in aloes and in myrrh.
Your metamorphosis begins
when you’re dead to who you were.
Matthew 27:59
John 19:39-40
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Galatians 2:20, Romans 7:6
Face the fear of being free:
undistracted, undefined —
no special favorites in your life,
no private corners in your mind.
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John 3:8
Romans 2:11
Hebrews 4:13
As you recall the victories
and defeats of yesterday,
bury them in Jesus’ tomb,
turn around, and walk away.
Romans 6:4
Luke 9:62, 1 Peter 4:3
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Isaiah 43:18, 65:16
Fix your thought on Jesus’ name,
the dwelling place of God Most High,
where everything your heart desires
is found in infinite supply.
Psalm 57:7, 108:1-5, 112:1-10, 7
Psalm 84:1
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Colossians 2:3, Psalm 112:3
IV.29 VICTORY
In Jesus’ name you eat and drink
the love our Father has for you,
the only love that can’t be changed
by anything you say or do.

1Jn3:1, Eph 2:4-6
Word search: his love endureth for ever (space between “for” & “ever”)
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Matthew 5:45
The world can never be appeased
by gifts of things we do and say.
Nothing but a flow of love
can keep the outer world at bay.
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Matthew 5:39, Luke 21:15
In love you come to know, firsthand,
how Jesus’ miracles were done:
Love and mercy never fail
to overwhelm the evil one.

Mark 1:41 Word search “moved with compassion” KJV
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1 Corinthians 13:8 Love never fails
Love is both the means and end
of those who walk in victory.
The light and heat of Jesus’ love
blinds and burns the Enemy.

Galatians 5:6
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1 Corinthians 13:8
IV.30
Although we live our lives immersed
in love, the power of his name,
it doesn’t seem to matter much
until we die to casting blame.
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Romans 1:19-23
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James 3:12
As soon as you renounce your right
to take offense and criticize
the veil that hides the love of God
vanishes before your eyes.
Matthew 5:7
Matthew 5:43-48
Matthew 11:6, 13:21
Matthew 5:8
Even if your history
is only violence and hate,
when you forgive in Jesus’ name,
mercy overrules your fate.
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Matthew 5:7
Never making others wrong,
not bothering about your rights,
you soon become invisible
to people who enjoy a fight.
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Psalm 91:1 (secret place)
IV.31
Life in Jesus’ name begins
with settling your own estate,
with asking others to forgive
your fits of envy, greed and hate.
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1 Peter 5:5 (Humility)
Philippians 2:3
Titus 3:2
When true humility appears,
the Devil leaves. Oppression ends.
Your debts are either canceled, or
you find the means to make amends.
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Psalm 45:4
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Matthew 6:12
For those who’d rather serve than rule,
and who refuse to take offense,
satisfied desire becomes
an everyday experience.
Philippians 2:7-11
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Matthew 20:16, Psalm 63:5
If your flesh does not rise up
when your faults are brought to light,
you’ve reached the end and stand among
the overcomers, dressed in white.

Revelation 2:7-3:21
Revelation 21:7
IV.32 THE OVERCOMER
The overcomer never tells
another person how to live;
he stays the same through praise and blame,
taking life for what it is:
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Romans 2:1, 17-24 (try substituting “Christian” for “Jew” in Romans 17-24)
1 Corinthians 4:3
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scenes from God’s immense domain
coming, going, in a play
of pleasure, misery or joy
that we direct with what we say.
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Word search “all things”
Luke 6:45
Mark 11:23
He walks in love, unwavering,
serene amid the noise and haste.
Considering each moment spent
without the Lord as gone to waste,
Hebrews 10:23
Psalm 112:6
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1 Corinthians 7:29-30 (time is short)
he takes the name of Jesus as
his shield, his very great reward,
and lives in heaven on the earth,
in the presence of the Lord.
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Genesis 15:1
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Luke 11:2
(a&b) Name four effects of Jesus’ anointing on those he ministered to.
What were his primary tools for breaking the power of the enemy?Can Satan successfully resist the power of Jesus’ anointing?How does Jesus’ anointing transfer to us?
How do you understand for yourself and know for sure what Jesus was anointed and sent to do?
Most of Jesus’ parables are about money.
In Matthew 16:18 Jesus calls Peter “Rock” because of Peter’s receiving direct revelation. Stability comes from hearing the Word of God within — and speaking it. (Peter fails to live up to his name in the very next passage.) Receiving direct revelation, hearing the word of God within, is very easy — and therefore nearly impossible for the mind that is conditioned to struggle.)
Does Jesus have any desire to be a special, one time case in distributing his anointing?
Does Jesus want to work through us? Why?
How or under what conditions does Jesus work through us?
What, if any, is the difference between the man Jesus and the name of Jesus?
How does the massive work that Jesus began (of breaking the power of the enemy and setting the captives free) get completed?
(Does he expect us to sit around and twiddle our thumbs until he comes back?)
Who is Jesus?
Who or what is God?
How does God have a son?
What does it mean, on a practical level, to be a son of God?
Is the earth and the cosmos anyone’s private property? Whose?
What are the conditions for getting to know Jesus as he is?Is there a practical difference between the man Jesus and his name?
Is the completion of Jesus’ work in his hands or ours?

Does Jesus work through just anyone?
Is Jesus’ working through you up to you or to him?

Name six of Jesus’ roles in relation to man and the cosmos.

“In him” means in his presence. (In his absence we’re on own.)
Even among ordinary men, the person, his name, and his word are virtually identical. A good person has a good name because his word is good.
Does Jesus take only good, righteous people?
Are there prerequisites you must meet before Jesus accepts you?
Does Jesus have favorites?(Why does calling on his name work?)
How do you accept Jesus in practice?
Is it difficult or complicated?
(Does it require membership in a particular group or subscribing to a particular set of doctrines?)
What happens when you accept him?

Jesus never takes back his gifts (Romans 11:29). Is it possible to revert to conditions that make it appear as though your experiences with Jesus were a fantasy, where it appears as though his work in you never happened?

On a practical, day-to-day basis, what can neutralize the effects of being born again?
What does it feel like when that happens?
(Is there an antidote?)

How did Jesus demonstrate an essential character quality that we must have before we can even begin to understand the New Covenant?
(Why did he wash the feet instead of, say, the ears or the tongue?)
What is the basis of the New Covenant?
What is the guarantee of the New Covenant?How does participating in the New Covenant play out in life?
What will eating Jesus’ body instead of chowing down to lunch do for you?What will drinking Jesus’ blood instead of gulping soft (or hard) drinks do for you?
When and how was the New Covenant ratified?
In the light of the New Covenant, is any demand for justice legitimate?What special quality of Jesus put him in a position to establish this covenant?
What is the basis of the New Covenant in cosmic law — how can it still be going strong today — Why doesn’t it run out of juice?Under cosmic law, why can Jesus’ death substitute for the death of any number of other individuals?What effect does the name of Jesus have on the oppressor?

Never quote Romans 3:23 without Romans 3:21-26.
You redeem a worthless empty soda can for something of value, a coin. In the same way, we trade in our empty lives for the eternal life of Jesus — his presence.
His death is the basis for this covenant exchange, so meditating on his death, while very unappealing to the flesh, is in fact the easiest way into the awareness of his presence (2 Corinthians 4:10).
In Matthew 16:18 Jesus calls Peter “Rock” because of Peter’s receiving direct revelation. Stability comes from hearing the Word of God within — and speaking it. (Peter fails to live up to his name in the very next passage.) Receiving direct revelation, hearing the word of God within, is very easy — and therefore nearly impossible for the mind that is conditioned to struggle.)
What, in essence, was Jesus consciously doing in his suffering and death?
What was the result of his suffering and death for us?
How do we live above the world?
Do we buy our way into heaven with good behavior? What did Jesus specifically accomplish for us through his
a) betrayal ___________
b) non-resistance when arrested ___________
c) abandonment ___________
d) being falsely judged and sentenced ___________
This and the next six sections are meditations on the truth behind Isaiah 52:13-53:12 (especially Isaiah 53:5)
God delivers us out of trouble through inspiration, through people (friends), and through changing the circumstances. Don’t expect him to show up personally. He is already here.
What did Jesus specifically accomplish for us through his
a) spending a sleepless night ___________
b) being forced to carry his cross __________
c) being nailed, naked, to a cross ___________
d) drinking vinegar ___________
In attaching scriptures to the verses I was surprised that only John’s account (John 19:17) has Jesus carrying his own cross; the other three have the soldiers forcing Simon of Cyrene to carry it from the outset (Matthew 27:31-32, Mark 15:22-21, Luke 23:26). See the note “Truth vs. Facts” at IV.24a (next section)
(a&b)The scriptures give conflicting reports about what happened when Jesus died. How is this possible?What do I need to know to benefit from Jesus’ death now?Exactly what in me was crucified with Jesus?
When I really take it in, what effect does Jesus’ death have on my destiny (my karma)?


We need to get a grip on the difference between “the truth” and “the facts.”
Like any set of eyewitness accounts, these reports don’t match. But when I meditate on Jesus crying out in a loud voice with his last breath (Mark), I experience the presence of God. When I meditate on Jesus quietly saying “It is finished” and giving up his Spirit (John), I experience the presence of God. So, both accounts are true — even though neither may be factual — because they both reveal the truth.
Focusing on the facts makes others wrong (the flesh loves to be right), which wrecks the experience of his presence.
Even if the average person were to go through the events of Good Friday in person he would still not know the facts: Our limited vision is even more limited by our inner dialogue. What we see is at best colored and at worst distorted by what we believe. We cannot know what happened factually 2000 years ago in Israel; even the open visions that saints have had over the years don’t fully agree. But we can definitely know the truth: The price for our sin was paid in full. “It is finished.”
Is contemplating Jesus’ death socially acceptable?
What does it feel like to look into Jesus’ death?
Is there anything to gain by contemplating Jesus’ death?
What does it cost?To what in me is Jesus’ death fatal?Can the scope of Jesus’ love be grasped?
Can his love be experienced?
What does his love do to my self-improvement project?Name a way to plunge directly into the depths of the love of God.
People are always looking for the ultimate. What or where is it?

There is no contradiction between 1Cor 2:9-16 and Eph 3:16-19. We can know his love, but only by his Spirit whom he has given us, who comes in his name; the scope of his love is completely beyond the grasp of the natural mind.
What happened in the temple at Jerusalem at the moment of Jesus’ death?
How is this event relevant to me?
What’s on the other side of the veil?
What place does the death of Jesus give me access to?
What happens in this place?
How do I get ready to enter this place?
What do I do once I’m in?
Is it OK to move in, or must I remain an occasional visitor?
What is the correct attire for one who lives in the presence of God?
Do I need to be nervous around him or can I relax?
In his presence, do I work for him or does he work for me?
Did Jesus really die? What difference does it make?
(To what extent did Jesus die? Physically? Mentally? As a soul?)
(Jesus is the Word of God that is upholding all things. Why didn’t the cosmos vanish when he died?)
How do those who have truly died with Jesus (by contemplating his death and its implications) relate to tests and trials? Adam and Eve fell when they tasted of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. How tasty does this fruit look to those who have died with Jesus to what they used to be? People are always worrying about what other people are thinking of them and what effect their words and actions might be having on others. What about the person who was crucified with Christ?What is our fate based on?
Where do we find freedom?

Our job is to train our body, senses and mind to continually choose the knowledge of God (the knowledge of his presence) over the knowledge of the flesh, good and evil, pain and pleasure, etc. God will never do this work for us, but in him the work is finished before we start.
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How does fully embracing being dead with Jesus affect us?
Practically everyone wants to be transformed. What is the prerequisite?Name four qualities of a free person.What do you do when your old conditioning rises up again?How do the free occupy their minds?
Name one synonym for Jesus’ name.
What’s in it for me?

Do I have to bury the Accuser within, or will something or someone else do the job for me?
If not, who does the job?
In the new life do we do things all by ourselves? Do we have servants?
If so, name three of them.The love of God is ever present. Can it be experienced on earth?
What hides it?
How is it revealed?
Does God’s love for us depend on how well we behave?Is there any point in negotiating with the world, with other people?
What prevents all the assaults of the world?
IV.29-32 outline what happens when you live according to 1Peter 2:20-25, Matthew 5:39, and John 15:12, and 1 Corinthians 13.
Name a synonym for Jesus’ power, the power of his name.
Do we have to go to heaven or anywhere else to get this power?
If not, under what conditions do we experience it?How do I get a working knowledge of Jesus’ secret of working miracles?
Whom are we victorious over?
What quality leaves Satan defenseless, guaranteeing victory every time?What quality serves the overcomer as both purpose and means?
What effect does unconditional love have on the Adversary?What two things do we have to stop doing in order to cease to be a target for aggressive people?
What’s the first thing to do when you get born again and/or filled with the Spirit?Name two little-used weapons that invariably end oppression.
Name a primary manifestation of oppression.
How do I get my debts canceled?How does the wealth of heaven to flow to earth through us?
What quality allows the love of God to flow through us to others?How do you know you have overcome?

The beginning of the book of Revelation talks much about “The one who overcomes,” but is not absolutely clear about exactly what we are supposed to overcome. It can’t be the Devil, because in ourselves we are no match for the Devil, and besides, Jesus has already defeated the Devil for us. It can’t be the world, because the world is already subject to our word.
He expects us to overcome our flesh: Envy, rage, lust, discord, greed, etc.
If we had to overcome the flesh first, before we get into his presence, no one would ever get in. In ourselves we are no match for the lusts of the flesh. We overcome the flesh by his Spirit in us and around us. The Father sends the Spirit in Jesus’ name as a free gift. The Spirit is experienced as his presence.
Just getting into his presence doesn’t instantly kill the flesh. If it did, everyone who is born again would be instantly mature and complete, lacking nothing. No. It’s a matter of staying in his presence, exposing our bad and selfish behavior to him, and persevering until the flesh is dead — until the outer man perfectly matches and reflects the reborn inner man.

When we are dead to our flesh, it does not rise up.
THE TEST: Praise and blame.
If you are absolutely indifferent to praise and to blame, you have overcome. Conversely, you have not overcome until you are absolutely unaffected by the opinions of the world, until you love those who hate you as much as those who love you.
The only way to be completely dead to the world is to completely alive to God, the Word of God. (I would suggest budgeting a fair amount of time for this project — and starting now.)
Name one thing that almost everyone does, but that the overcomer avoids like the plague.
How does the overcomer react to praise? Blame?Overcoming is the same as taking life for what it is. What is life?
What determines how things turn out?What trick does the devil use to take over our lives?
What is the most dangerous way to indulge the flesh?By whose authority does Satan rule as the god of this world on a day-to-day basis?