Isaiah 61
Discipleship Bible Studies Series
Shining Light 7 Ministries is dedicated to educating the body of Christ in the foundational truths and principles,
called, "faith knowledge" or the "milk" of God's Word. Scripture exhorts us to "crave the pure milk of the
Word. 1 Peter 2:2 Like newborn babies you should crave (thirst for, earnestly desire) the pure (unadulterated)
spiritual milk, that by it you may be nurtured and grow unto [completed] salvation.  Faith knowledge is like
understanding basic math, that is, adding, subtracting, multiplication, subtraction.  Revelation knowledge is like
understanding geometry. Unless one has grown in understanding of these basic fundamentals for a foundation, the
greater understanding will never be grasped.  So it is with the Word of God.  Faith knowledge first, i.e, foundational
truths and principals in God's Word growing up in, "line upon line, precept upon precept, (milk of the Word), then
greater growth in the Revelation Knowledge will be given.  This is God's progressive development for all of His
children, in the growth process of Faith, Love, Righteousness and Justice.  

In the book of Psalms 89:14, the scripture declares: Psalms 89:14-16 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of
Your throne; mercy and loving-kindness and truth go before Your face.  Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are
the people who know the joyful sound [who understand and appreciate the spiritual blessings symbolized by the
feasts]; they walk, O Lord, in the light and favor of Your countenance!  In Your name they rejoice all the day, and in
Your righteousness they are exalted. And since we are the living temples of God, His righteousness is the rule and
state to which we now conform.  God's righteousness is the authoritative standard in every true Christians life. God's
character is the definition and source of all righteousness. (Genesis 18:25; Deuteronomy 32:4; Romans 9:14).

So therefore, mans righteousness is defined in terms of God's standards. Jesus declared in the Gospel of :Matthew
5:20-21 For I tell you, unless your righteousness (your uprightness and your right standing with God) is more than
that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  Let us learn according to the Book of
Life, the way of righteousness, that we may be washed clean, by the "washing of the water of the Word, and stand
in this Holy Place and see Our precious Jesus, face to face, by the leading of His Holy Spirit. This is the Priestly Way.
After your expression and acceptance of Salvation by faith, which is found alone in Jesus Christ your Savior, by the
true and deep repentance of your sins, there is a present and immediate need, to vitally understand what it is that
God your heavenly Father now requires of you, as believer IN His Son, Jesus Christ.  This knowledge comes through
comprehend the necessity of your dependence on him, so that He may be glorified (worshiped, praised, loved and
adored) by you, and that you might be accepted by Him.

Your heart was made to be filled with the Word of God, which would bring the revelation of His love to your inner
being so that you would understand, that this is the only means by which you could truly love and worship the Lord
your God in spirit and truth.  We worship God in and by ways in which He demands and commands of us as His
created beings!  This is why you and I  were created.  We satisfy His heart and please Him only when we obey His
Word and ways.

As believers, we receive nothing, practice nothing, possess nothing in His worship, but only what is required and
established by God the Father and made known by His Son, Jesus, and brought about  in understanding and reality by
the power of His Holy Spirit.  We must learn this truth which comes through the study of God's Word and understand
that He will never allow, anything that the will and mind of mere creatures of clay who will attempt to add to or create
in their own methods of honoring God, as the source of their worship.  

The way you live your new life IN Christ according to His terms and conditions will be called "true worship of the Lord
your God."  By conformity to His standards, you thrill the heart of the Creator of the Universe, because of your
obedience to His righteous commands and simply by virtue, that He is  "The Lord Thy God".  You and I owe Him the
acknowledgment of His Sovereignty,  solely  and purely for this reason.  

Learn through this basic and abbreviated Bible Study Series the acceptable way to love and worship your heavenly
Father and His Son, Jesus Christ as you course through His Word in each of these studies.  Begin each study by
inviting the Holy Spirit to give you the enlightenment of understanding and surely He will not disappoint you as you
lend Him your heart and focus.

1 John 5:2-3
By this we come to know (recognize and understand) that we love the children of God: when we love God and obey His
commands (orders, charges) — [when we keep His ordinances and are mindful of His precepts and His teaching]. 3
For the [true] love of God is this: that we do His commands [keep His ordinances and are mindful of His precepts and
teaching]. And these orders of His are not irksome (burdensome, oppressive, or grievous).
Acts 20:27
"For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God   
2 Timothy 3:16-17
Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction
of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in
conformity to God's will in thought, purpose, and action), 17 So that the man of God may be complete and proficient,
well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 2:15
Study to show yourself approved unto God
2 Peter 1:10-11
Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make
certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as
you practice these things, you will  never stumble:
©2007 Shining Light 7 Ministries · All Rights Reserved