ANSWERS COURSE

 

"THE LIFE OF VICTORY" LESSONS 1-9

 

ANSWERS

 

Additional clarifications are placed between ( ) brackets in the answers.

 

LESSON 1

 

1. He doesn't want me to die but to repent and live.

2. To save the lost.

    To seek and to save the lost.

    Through His death he might destroy him that had the power of death,

3. Punishment / imperfect love.

4. our sins J iniquities

5. Jesus Christ

    God

6, In our thoughts

    In our hearts

7. Jesus Christ,.. ;

8. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

9. He gave His only Son for us.

10. With Jesus (also) to give us all things (that are necessary for us)

11. Eternal.life.

12. Everything that He (Jesus) says to you, do it.

13. Everyone come to me.

If anyone is thirsty (Iongs for love, righteousness, foregiveness etc.) come to me

and drink.

14. Choose today who you will serve.

15. Repent and be converted.

16. No other name - Jesus Christ.

17. Jesus Christ.

18. Concerns idols made with man's hands and which have no life in them.

God/the Lord / The Son of Man/Jesus Christ.

19. We were not saved with corruptible things... but with the (perfect sacrifice of the)

     blood of Christ.

20. Repent and be baptised.

21 - ­

22. Believe in Jesus.

23. Accept Him personally and believe in Him.

24. A child of God.

25. Walk no longer in darkness (a life of sin)

26. When I confess my sins to God ( naming my sins and asking forgiveness)

27. Baptism in water.

28. I am the Door.

    

      If you remain in my Word, you are really my disciples and you

      shall understand the truth and the Truth shall make you free.

     

      The thief (Satan) comes to steal, to kill and to destroy;

      I have come that they (you) may have life to the full (in abundance).

29. All who call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

30. (Personal question) - yes/no. Describe what changed from the moment that you

      came to know Jesus as your Lord.

31. "I have life in and through Jesus Christ". 

 

LESSON 2

 

1. Walk (Live) in Him.

2. Rooted and then being built up in Him.

3. See to it that no-one misleads you with his deceptive philosophy.

4. The spirits of this world.

5. No-one.

6. That if I belong to Jesus Christ my old flesh and lusts and desires must be crucified.

7. (Personal question). If your answer is no, ask yourself how it is that the fruits of

    Gal 5:22 are not functioning in your life.

    Re-read and consider the earlier lesson prayerfully .

8. Anointed by the Holy Spirit He went about...

9. We ought to live like Jesus.

10. ...all the fulness of the godhead bodily....

    (Through the Spirit the life of Christ comes into us and His nature becomes active

     within us. It is therefore His life in us which produces a complete expression of

     His divine nature.)

11. I am buried with Him in baptism. In Him I have also been raised to new life /

     made alive with Him.

(Compare Rom 6:4)

12. Seek the things which are above (things which are rich in themselves and have

      eternal value).

13. Hidden with Christ in God.

14. Persist in prayer / be alert / give thanks.

15. ...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure,whatever

     is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -

    think about these things. ( Set your mind! There is no room here for soap series

     and many other  t.v. programmes. Consider what things there are in your life which

     according to the above list don't fit with a life with Christ and get rid of it.

     Ask the Lord to cleanse  you and turn from what is wrong.

    Jesus is coming soon for believers who are without stain and spot. Be prepared.)

16. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with

      thanksgiving,  (believe that God hears) present your requests to God.

17. Apply (live) the lessons you have learned.

 

LESSON 3

 

1. That He who has begun a good work in you wilI carry it on to completion...

2. ..in deep insight and knowledge of God (spiritual sensitivity)

3. ...so that you may be able to discern what is best

4. The honour and praise of God     (that His glory should be revealed and

    acknowledged/ God's righteousness through us.)

5. growing faith , growing courage to fearlessly proclaim the word of God.

6. Straining to what is ahead, I press on towards the goalI / press towards the mark.

    (Paul teaches us here to be disciplined in relation to our goal in Christ).

7. "The goal" - the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

8. Don't look back (we cannot live the past over again, but with Christ we can influence

    today and the future).

9. Perfect love drives out fear.! He who loves God ought to love his own brother.

10. Fearlessness towards God (but also in our contacts with other people.

     If, therefore, there are no opportunities (sins) in our lives for Satan to condemn us,

     we can fearlessly witness.

11. Whatever we ask...

12. Be anxious about nothing... but pray with thanksgiving.

     (The only reason to be anxious is if there is some sin in our lives.

     But 1 John 1:9 tells us to bring this to God and confess it to Him.

     Anxiety destroys our faith and steals the revealed word of God from out of our

     hearts / thoughts and poisons our thinking with doubt, fear etc..)

13. The peace of God...shall keep our hearts and minds (watching over and protecting

      them) in Christ Jesus.

14. That we live according to His commandments (according to His word)

15. For this is why the Son of God appeared: to destroy the works of the Devil.

16. ...for the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

    (Jesus in you is more power­ful than the disanned Devil in the world).

17. There is no reason. (Biblical)

18.  I have to direct my thoughts to what pleases the Lord. 

 

LESSON 4

 

1. Perseverence, patience

2. To help us grow to maturity / perfection ( blamelessness)

3. Temptation comes from the pull of the crowd and seduction from man's own lusts.

4. Sin gives birth to death (first spiritually, as sin breaks our relationship with God.

    From that dead life the deadly poison of sin is spread through the environment).

5.    ...ask God in prayer.                                                                                                               "

6. Ask Him in faith without doubt.

7. Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see

8. Patience / perseverence

9. Our fearlessness, boldness.

    (We can lose our boldness through sin, fear and doubt, etc.).

10. Go into the whole world and preach the gospel.

11. Go and rnake'disciples of all nations Baptising them in the name of the Father and

     of the Son and of the" Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have

     commanded you.

      12. And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust that

          to reliable people who are also competent to teach others.

 

          ( This is the biblical way of "making living disciples" and it avoids the mistakes made by

           inexperienced leaders in the fellowship. The church is ,from a biblical standpoint,

          the first place where training should be given. Unfortunately this happens all too

          seldom, as a result of which the church suffers from a lack of competent workers.

          Training in the church begins from the biblical principle 'When you come together

           everyone "has... something to contribute to the worship)"

          1Cor 14:26. The one-man's show which we often see is death to the development of

           new workers.)

13. Resist the Devil (reject his influence when tempted).

14. AII scripture is God- breathed and is essential "for instruction, rebuking, correcting

      and training in righteousness" .

15. Equipped for every good work.

16. To prepare God's people (those who are in Christ) for works of service.

17. Under heavy persecution.

18. The joy of the Holy Spirit.

19. Just as Christ walked.

20. Anointed by God with the Holy Spirit He went round doing good, teaching, healing,

     comforting, etc.,

21. As the Father sent Jesus, so Jesus sends you

22. If you ask the Father for something in My name He will give it you

      ... if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us:

 

(Praying according to His will means that we first must know His will about what we

are asking. We can know His will by reading the Bible. We must test our requests by

His Word.

Example: If you ask for a new car for your own private purposes, that prayer could very

weil not be heard. But when a missionary or other helper who serves the Lord faithtully

and for whom transport plays a key function in his missionary, then his prayer may well

be heard.

In this lesson you have seen that various blockages, such as sin, doubt, lack of

adequate knowledge can hinder our prayer. But you have also seen possibilities to Iet

God work through you, tor instance by being active in His explicit command to spread

the gospel. God's promise" I shall be with you to the end of the world" rests on His

command to evangelise.)

 

LESSON 5

 

1. God

2. The Lord

3. The Lord

4. The Lord/God

5. The Lord

6. To prepare GOD'S people.                                                                                                                                                            "

    (If we are willing and drink of the living water it is easy for God to work on us).

    Husband and wife

7. AII created things are made by God.

8. By His Son

9. Jesus living in me.

10. We are the letter of Christ.

    (The world can see our lives. Who do they see in you?

     Is Christ to be seen throughout your life?)

11. By faith.

12. Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

13. An unspiritual person (a person who has not yet been born again by the Holy Spirit).

14. The Spirit of God.

15. So that we should know what God, in His graciousness, has given us.

     (Read the question and the answer again. Wouldn't this be a good reason for Satan

to sow confusion among believers about the Holy Spirit and His work?

He does this where there is no assurance about what we have received from God;

or where the Holy Spirit is not given the opportunity to say or do anything outside of

what man thinks; or where people break down and give expression to demons and

emotions, etc.. Satan hates the sure knowledge and assurances which are given to us

by the Holy Spirit. By causing confusion he can cause us to concentrate on wrong

things. He tries to cancel out parts of the scriptures and seeks to explain away other

parts in such a way as to tempt us into sectarianism or extremism.

Wrong interpretations don't always necessarily have to be sin, but devia­tions from the

Bible result for some in backsliding through spiritual fallure or demonic bondage.

lt is therefore very important to know on a scriptural basis what has been given to us by

God. It is the Holy Spirit who leads us into full knowledge and the whole truth, which

in turn always leads to Jesus Christ. And he who is made free by the Son is free

indeed to serve the Lord in His strength and fullness)

 

16. Because there is no trust, no love and no knowledge of God in the land.

17. Disobedience, no love for God and crooked dealing.

18. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected

     knowledge...

     (Rejection of knowledge, neglectful of personal use of scripture, not testing

     against the background of the Bible what we hear from preachers, books, etc..)

19. Reading the Word and thinking about it;

      (putting the Word as number 1 in my life in all that I do night and day.)

       20. Go and make disciples of all nations and...

      ( If someone asks whether or not God is with him / her there is only one way of

       being sure. "Am I spending my life to carry out His command, or am I only

      concerned with myself?"

      The condition is  "Go... and then l am with you". Begin in your own locality.)

21. They were of one mind in prayer.

22. Repent and be converted.

23. All the believers were together and had everything in common.

24. They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching, and to the fellowship, to the

      breaking of bread and to prayer.                                                                                                                                                                                 .

25. ...Build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.snatch

     others from the fire and save them (who are in danger of being lost).

 

LESSON 6

 

1. The Father through His Son Jesus Christ

2. From the power of darkness (enslavement to sin)

3. The kingdom of His Son

-4. Life and Peace

5. Our confidence

6. The word of life

7. That I did not run (the race) or labour for nothing

8. Our consciousness (our thoughts)

9. To be able to serve the living God

10. The fruitless works of darkness.

11. Expose them (shine the light of the Bible on them, make them public.

     Compare Ps 119:105; Jn 8:12,31,32; Eph 6:14)

      12. But you are quite different; you have got to know Christ.

     (This implies that your whole mind and way of life are renewed and as you grow they

   are renewed through your growth in Christ and His Word. That of course cannot be an

   excuse for sin or for negligence)

13. Jesus Christ

14. The armour of God to be able to offer resistance

15. Flesh and blood

 16. Against the (spiritual) rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this

      dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

17. In the heavenly realms (the spiritual world and in our thoughts)

18. Not of this world

19. Mighty through God.

20. He has disarmed the rulers and authorities and has made a public spectacle of

      them triumphing over them by the cross.

21. Satan.

 

19. Mighty through God.

20. He has disarmed the rulers and authorities and has made a public spectacle of

      them triumphing over them by the cross.

21. Satan.

 

LESSON 7

 

1. They were afraid.

2. To the Lord

3. No.

4. The salvation of the Lord

5. Be still (not just passively. but concentrating on God)

6. Moses cried to the Lord

7. God shall be glorified

8. If you listen carefully...I will not bring on you any of the diseases that I brought on

     the Egyptians..

9. They devoted themselves to the aposties' teaching

10. He learned obedience from what He suffered. .

11. During the days of Jesus life on earth. He offered up prayers and petitions with

      loud cries and tears to the One who could save Him from death.

12. The fear of the Lord (having a holy respect for the Lord)

13. A heart at peace, genlie (the original text talks of a calm and undisturbed mind

      and heart)

14. Yes

15. Jealousy

16. Godlessness

17. Mildness of tongue (in one English translation: a tongue which brings healing /

     friendly of tongue)

18. They shall be dust under the soles of your feet on the day

     that I shall prepare, says the Lord...  (read Mal 4:1-6)

19. The Sun of Righteousness

20. Healing 21. The' prayer of faith will heal the sick person and the Lord shall raise

      Him up.lf he has sinned He shall  be forgiven.

 

LESSON 8

 

1. ...For with the measure you use it will be measured to you

2. The measure (portion) which Christ uses

3. The measure of the maturity of the fullness of Christ

4.    1)  Apostles (missionaries who plant new churches etc.)                                               '.

       2)  Prophets (special messengers of God, who train members for service)

       3)  Pastors (those who care for the church members;caring for the provision of

            good, trustworthy spiritual food; coordinating the work With other ministries

            which are named in this list; stimulating but also clearly capable of warning,

            and protecting the fellowship from false doctrine. Train members for service.

       4)  Evangelists (preachers and teachers of the Good News. Territory: both within

            and outside the fellowship. Train members for service).

       5)  Teachers (Bibie teachers. Train members tor service)

5. To prepare God's people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built

    up.

    (In verse 13 you can see that these ministries are also for us today. "...until we all

    reach...unity...full­ness..." This has not yet been achieved in the church, so the five

    God-given ministries in 4:11 are still important for us today.

    They offer in their many-sidedness the opportunity to grow to the whole measure of

     the fulness of Christ 4:13)

'6. That we grow up to spiritual maturity and stand fast on the foundation of the Bible

     so that we no  longer are tossed back and forth by every wind of doctrine.

7. The building up of the church (His body)/ unity as a result of every member making

    his / her contribution to promoting perfect love.

8. The temple of God

9. As a new man, created in the likeness of God in righteousness and holiness.

10. The old man (old nature)

11. Because the temple of God is holy

12. God's fellow workers

13. The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and

     peace.

14. The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing

      (Read this section further and discover that it is about the living teaching of Jesus.

      Not just words on paper, but words which  create and live because the Holy Spirit

      of God is active in the words. Jesus was anointed by the Holy Spirit and lived in

     the conviction and purity which belong to that state.

     Ask yourself how your life measures up to these standards. Am I prepared to

     accept the discipline and to obey the Father 100%? Another question relates to

     Satan. Could he have so twisted the "image of the Father" in our world that man

     can't appreciate or even recognise these principles any more?

     Here again we see that Satan is a thief and a murderer who distorts the work of

     God's Holy Spirit, the life of Jesus in men, and eliminates it where he can.

     This is not a game, but spiritual warfare between life and death).

15. Streams of living water

16. The Holy Spirit

17. I am the resurrection and the life

19. His Word, the Bible

20. Jesus and the Father

21. The Holy Spirit

22. Believe in Him (Jesus) who He (the Father) has sent.

23. The will of the Father.

24. That I shal lose none of all that He has given me...

25. The anointing of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

LESSON 9

 

1. The whole armour of God.

2. Sa that you can take your stand against the Devil's temptations

   (and his demonic influence).

3. With the truth (the truth makes you free in Jesus / bc. He is the truth).

4. Expose them.

    (Test everything against the Bible. The Bible is eternal and not tied to our time

    scale. The Bible is always for now, so never out of date as some claim.

     The Bible is the only reliable source which we can use to test things by.

     Everything will vanish away, but God's word will always remain.).

5.  What God's will is. (For me today, tomorrow,...)

6.  Always give thanks to God the Father for everything in the name ot our Lord Jesus

    Christ.

7.  Rejoice in the Lord always.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  .

8. Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves.

   (Or are you not so sure that Jesus Christ is in you? This is a crucial question for

    every Christian who does not want to fall into dead traditions and wants to be a pure

    channel for Christ in this world).

9. Holy  /  holy

10.   a) With the Holy Spirit and with power.

       b) You really have an anointing from the Holy One.

       c) The anointing ot the Holy Spirit of God

11. The eternal Spirit (ot God)

12. ...one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are - yet was without sin.

13. .. .earthly / disorder / pure / submissive / fruit / peace

14. You ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures

     (Pleasures of the flesh are called committing adultery with the world (4:4).

     It is surety strange if I say that I am living 100% for Jesus and giving everything to

     Him, etc, but in the material area of my life I make decisions without stopping to

     ask "Do I really need this or that?" Or is this something that my life environment

     ­advertisements, t.v. etc. tries to force on me?

     Many prayers are not heard. But just hang on to one promise - Everything that

     you ask the Father in accordance with His will and in the name of Jesus He will

      give you. The condition is therefore: What is God's will as far as your request is

     concerned? You have to ask that first.

     The wonderful thing is that God even provides those things which are really

      necessary before you ask for them. He really is the Good Shepherd.

      He sees what you need )

15. Submit yourselves, then to God. Resist the Devil (and the flesh) and he shall flee

      from you.