Please read the previous intro posted below and then the introductory material of the PFD download.
Next week we start chapter one of the course.
DO YOU SEE THROUGH THE EYES OF THE KING OF KINGS?
Do You have a Biblical WorldView? What do you see when you look around today? I see wars and rumor of wars Matthew 24:6, I see the flood of darkness (in every form of wickedness) and the battle for the elect of God is being waged by a seemingly endless flood of false causes and doctrines. If we look to Jesus the author and finisher of your faith what might we see? Hebrews 12:2.
If we look through the Eyes of the Creator/King we will see a three-layered or three-dimensional blue print.
The 1st layer our daily life where mankind seeks to plan, rule and to be as God.
The 2nd layer contains the plans and schemes of the Satan, to kill, steal and destroy all that God has established. John 10:10.
The 3rd layer revealed the plans and strategy of The Great I Am Exodus 3:14, The Father of Lights James 1:17.
We must look past the our earthly sight or the glimpse we may see of our adversary the devil who prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour.1 Peter 5:8 and look to ‘God the builder of everything’ Hebrews 3:4 He is the Great I Am, the King of Kings. His Word tells us The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:5. So as much as Satan knows he does not comprehend the ways or plans of God.
Look to God’s Word and see God’s plans and ways so that you might see through the Eyes of the King.
Understand that it is ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts’ Zechariah 4:6. God’s ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts Isaiah 55:8. He knows the beginning from the end and every scheme of the evil one is laid bare before Him who from everlasting to everlasting is God. Become a friend of God because God shows His plans to those He calls His friends John 15:15. His plans come to us with His provision, wisdom and His timing.
In the book of Joshua we see that Israel never lost a battle when they sought the Lord and His strategy.
Look and See through the Eyes of the King, then say with Job “I know that you can do all things! No purpose of yours can be thwarted”. Job 42 2 So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic because of them (what you see in the first two layers). For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you." This is an applied paraphrase of Deuteronomy 31:6
Welcome to our new class (A Biblical Worldview)
COURSE CONTENT INTRODUCTION
Having a Biblical worldview means you see the world on the basis of what God reveals about it in the Bible. You do not look at the world as politicians, economists, or educators. You do not view the world in terms of your own culture. Instead, you view the world as God sees it. You begin to understand it from His perspective. To "develop" means to acquire something or to expand knowledge in a certain area. This course will expand your knowledge of the world in which you live for the purpose of multiplying spiritual laborers.
This course explains the "world view" revealed in the Bible, the written Word of God. It traces the subject from the book of Genesis through Revelation. It explains God's plan for the nations of the world from the beginning through the end of what we call "time." This course presents the believer's responsibility to Participate in what God is doing in the nations by introducing the challenge to become a "World Christian."
These lessons discuss current global spiritual conditions, stressing the urgent need to spread the Gospel to unreached people groups of the world. The lessons also focus on the responsibility of the Church in the world and you will begin to see the world as God sees it. But as faith without works is dead (James 2:26), a Biblical world view without personal involvement is also not effective. This course will challenge you to become more than a mere spectator with a Biblical worldview.
You will be motivated to become a participant, who is an active part of what God is doing in the world today.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:1. View the world as God views it.2. Summarize what the Bible teaches about the world.3. Demonstrate understanding of the plan of God for the nations.4. Assume your role in extending the Gospel of the Kingdom throughout the world.
5. Become a "World Christian."6. Minister through international intercession.7. Share the Biblical world view with others.
Course Weekly Content
1. In The Beginning
2. A Divided World
3. Seeing The World As God Sees It
4. The World In The Word: Old Testament
5. The World In The Word: New Testament
6. The Church In The World
7. The Waiting World
8. Becoming A World Christian
9. International Intercession
10. Sharing The Biblical World View
11. Then Shall The End Come