Come Out of Her: The Works of Abraham

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Shalom! This part two of a seven-part series we did on HRN last year called, Come Out of Her. This session emphasizes the costs connected to "coming out of Babylon." Specifically, we look at what was required of Abram to become Abraham. I hope you will enjoy. Approximately 55 minutes.

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5 Responses to Come Out of Her: The Works of Abraham

  1. chlovell says:

    Bill, I am sorry, this is not a comment on your latest teaching, but I did not know where to place the question I have: in our home group we are discussing the “Rewards in Heaven” and what they might look like, and a text from a gentleman by the name of Paul Mueller came up, interpreting these rewards by the 100-, 60- and 30fold increase of the seed in the Parable of the Sower. I really have a problem with the above mentioned interpretation and would very much appreciate your thoughts on the “increase” in this parable. I understand of course from your books and teachings what the Seed and who the Sower is, it is just the “increase” at the end I cannot interpret.
    Here is the link to the text, if you are interested (the gentleman mentions your name among others like Brad Scott and Rico Cortez):
    http://www.inthatday.net/892376/ThreeFoldPrinciple.pdf
    Blessings and thank you so much for all your anointed teachings that help us more than you can imagine ….
    christiane lovell

    • Bill says:

      Christiane; Thanks for your post and I’ll try to answer you the best I can. First of all, I have to admit, I didn’t read all of Mueller’s treatise – I skimmed through it because, as you know, it is quite lengthy and time was not on my side. As far as what I picked up on, he relates the 30-60-100 fold to different levels of believers. Without knowing all the details of his argument I would say that I agree there are levels, categories, rank or whatever word you’d like to use to describe those in the Kingdom. Y’shua talked about the “greatest” in the Kingdom and the “least” in the Kingdom as it related to keeping the Father’s commands and teaching others likewise (Mt. 5:19). I would like to note, however, that the greatest and the least are all part of the Kingdom. The priesthood (sons of Aaron were set apart from the Levites who were set apart from the rest of the tribes, inferring that there are categories, ranks, levels within the Kingdom. Where this example is concerned, the distinction seems to be how close one could get to the Father, i.e. the Priests got the closest but that also means they had to be willing to “die” to more than the Levites who had to “die” to more than the Israelites. That, to me, hints at the same thing Y’shua was speaking of in Matthew 5 – those who keep His commands (obedient) decided to die to more of themselves than those who had chosen to not keep all the commands, or who opted to pick and choose. Holiness – to be set apart – is the same as self-denial. Y’shua said to take up your cross and follow, which is to say, die to yourself. Both rank in heaven and the three categories of Israel (Priests, Levites and Israelite) speak of this, as far as I’m concerned. That is why we are called “a royal priesthood” meaning that we should be those who wish to go beyond the court and reside in the Holy Place in the very presence of the Holy One. That means, however, we must be willing to die to more of ourselves than those who decide to remain in the court. Another parallel is the identity of the Bride, the friends of the Bridegroom and the guests. They are all three mentioned but only one of them is in the Presence of the Bridegroom – the Bride has made herself ready! So, is this what Y’shua was referring to when He spoke of the 30-60-100 fold? It is possible but let me be clear about this – I didn’t read all of Mueller’s treatise so you shouldn’t interpret my concession of the possibility as being in agreement with all of his conclusions. I will add this – Abraham was 100 when Isaac was born; Isaac was 60 when Jacob was born. Jacob’s son, Joseph, was 30 years old when he became viceroy of Egypt. All of them served integral roles in God’s plan but look at the distinctions. Joseph – who I would link with Jacob because he was the favored son – was among the Gentiles (as was God’s plan and purpose) but, still, he was among the nations (court?). Isaac was a great man and served a great purpose but, for some strange reason, preferred Esau – the one God rejected. What does that hint of? Of these men of God, only Abraham is called “friend of God” and only of Abraham does God say, “now I know that you fear God in that you have not withheld your only son from me” which says to me, that there was nothing Abraham wasn’t willing to die to in order to please the Father. Don’t take this as the final answer or the most conclusive one as far as 30-60-100 goes. It is, as you requested, my “thoughts” and certainly not to be considered doctrine. I hope this helps in some way. Shalom.

      • chlovell says:

        Thank you, Bill, that really helped and witnessed to what the Spirit seemed to be telling me. Thank you for taking the time to even read part of the lengthy text in question.
        As for your teaching series on “Come out of her”- it is such a blessing to both, my husband and myself and to our children in Germany and in India who are all members of you blog. We are now giving “membership on Bill’s blog” as birthday presents to family and friends – thought you might like to know.
        Blessings to you and your family …. christiane

  2. JAIME LOPEZ says:

    Awesome teaching Bill… the scrambling, and yes, trembling for fear of what is to come has its accomplishment in the fact that it’s time to choose a side, hot or cold…
    While listening to this, the Spirit of the Lord chimed in.. ( love it when he does);
    Job 22 : 22-28
    This passage “specifically” outlines what will be the result of a return to the Lord..
    Shalom…

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