Archive | January, 2010

Living the NEW life with God’s Prevailing Purpose

12 Jan

by: Dr. Jonathan Doctor

You can make many plans, but the LORD’s purpose will prevail. 

Proverbs 19:21 (NLT)

We live in a day and time that many on this earth have lost purpose and direction; where many are seeking wisdom and counsel for the answers to their problems and circumstances. This is a day and time that the securities of life are being shaken to a point of desperation and confusion.

In the Midst of all this God has given us the answers, He has given us a GPS system that can not break or misguide us. Many are man’s purposes and plans but at the end of the day only God’s Purposes will Prevail. If you are a Christian, God has given you the answer – its not far away locked in a cave somewhere –

God has given us answers and direction in this life as well as in the time to come. God’s Holy Word – the Bible has the answer for mankind in these perilous times. Not only has God given us His Word but He has given His people His Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us in the right direction.  

In this book you will discover the Truths and Blessings of Living the New Life in God’s Prevailing Purpose. As New Creations in Christ – as New Covenant Christians living in the New Covenant of Grace we have the advantage of succeeding in the purpose of God on this earth.

Section I

Born A-New

For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. 

Eph. 2:10 (Amp.)

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.

Eph. 2:10 (NLT)

Chapter 1


A New Creation



2 Cor. 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

The foundation for every believer should start with this scripture. I will use this scripture many times in this book. Repetition is needed in order to really catch the heart of God. Do not just skim over this scripture but read it slowly and stop and think, meditate and even speak it out of your mouth.

To be a New Creation means to be a New Species that never existed before. A Brand New Person with a Brand New Heart with a Brand New Start. Today can be your New Day to Live your New Life with God’s Prevailing Purpose. When a person accepts Jesus Christ and gives their heart and life to Him, in turn He gives them His Heart and Life.

Christianity is not a religion, it’s a relationship with God and a Supernatural Life, It’s a Life that we receive. Eternal Life is not a place in heaven, but the actual Heart and Life of God given to you in place of your heart and life. Eternal Life is something that we can experience here on earth, it is part of being a New Creation.

The First Man and Woman:  From Life to Death
Divine, Eternal life was the kind of life God intended for man to enjoy on this earth. But when Adam and Eve sinned, an immediate separation between God and man took place.

God had told Adam and Eve that two trees stood in the Garden: the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God commanded them not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, warning them,

“…In the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” (Gen. 2:17).

Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit. God’s words were very clear. He said, “…In the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Adam and Eve died spiritually at the moment of their disobedience, although they remained physically alive. At the very moment they ate of that fruit, they went through a major change—literally being taken out of life and into death.

Multitudes of people are walking on this earth today who remain dead, even though their bodies are still alive. They are dead souls walking, until a person connects with God and makes Jesus the Lord of his life – until God’s Eternal Life and Resurrection power lives on the inside of him—that person is just a walking dead man.

The story of the gospel is the story of God’s commitment to mankind to provide a way for man to escape the destiny of eternal death and a physical hell and to once more be able to experience His divine, Eternal Life. Jesus went all the way into death and hell so He can make available the Free Gift of Eternal Life to every man and woman on the face of the earth!


Regeneration “Ye Must be born again“

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by His great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, ” (1 Peter 1:3 NLT).

We are New creations in Christ Jesus, we are born again, born from above, our spirits, our hearts have been changed, and now the Holy Spirit lives inside us. We don’t desire to sin anymore like we used to. This change on the inside of us is described in scripture by different terms here are just a few for now.

  1. “Born a New” – Eph. 2:10 (Amp.)
  2. “Creating anew” – Eph. 4:24
  3. “Begetting”  James 1:18
  4. “Born of God” – 1 John 5:1, 4-5
  5. “Quickening” – John 5:21; Eph. 2:5
  6. “Called out of darkness into marvelous light” – 1 Peter 2:9
  7. “Regenerated” or “Regeneration” – Titus 3:5

Those who have experienced this New Birth have become Born A – New. The scriptures further describe the people who have received this New Life as:

  1. To be “Alive from the dead” or “made alive” – Rom. 6:13; Eph. 2:1
  2. To be “God’s workmanship” – Eph. 2:10
  3. To be “New Creations” – Gal. 6:15; 2 Corin. 5:17
  4. To be “born again” or “born from above” – John 3:3,7; 1 Peter 1:23
  5. To be “ born of the Spirit” John 3:6, 8

The scriptures make it clear that we must have this experience. Some people think that eternal life is the life they will have when they get to Heaven. Eternal life, however, is something we have right now! Eternal life is the life of God. It is the God-kind of life. Eternal life is the nature of God, which comes into our spirit to recreate us and make us a new creature; to change our nature. If you have Accepted Christ, you have within you the nature of God, which is love;

“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:35).

When we have been born again and have the nature of God abiding within us, we can develop our spirit to higher levels. It is very important that after we are Born – A- New that we find a good Bible Teaching and Preaching Church where you can get the Word of God. Thank God church is not the only place where you can get the Word of God, in these days and times we have the Bible taught on T.V., radio, internet and books, cd’s and Dvd’s.

It is very important that you get planted in a church under a Good Anointed Pastor who can care for you spiritually and feed you the Word of God. Someone you can talk to and ask questions in order to learn as you continue to read your Bible and feed on the Word of God.

“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” (2 Peter 1:4).

When you became a child of God, God imparted His own nature – eternal life – to you. This life, this nature, this being, instantly changed your spirit. You passed from spiritual death, into life.

“If we love our Christian brothers and sisters, it proves that we have passed from death to life. But a person who has no love is still dead” (1 John 3:14 NLT)

You passed from the dominion of Satan into the dominion of Christ. When you received eternal life, the sinful, selfish  nature was taken out of you. The corruption from which you have escaped is spiritual death, the sinful nature

“And because of His glory and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires” (2 Peter 1:4 NLT).

That sinful nature was actually taken out of you. Second Corinthians 5:17 states, “…old things are passed away….” And God’s nature came into you. Now you are a partaker of God’s divine nature – the nature of God – the life of God!  If you have been born again, God’s life is in you, God’s nature is in you, God’s ability is in you, God’s wisdom is in you. You are partakers of His divine nature and character now.