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#88 True Education  Part II                                                                         May 1, 2011

Our English word “education” in its origin actually means “to bring out that which is within an individual”.  It comes from the Latin word e-ducere which means “to lead out” or “to bring out”.  True Education is wholly dependent on two realities:
1. The source of the education.
2. That which is within the individual.

The first example of True Education is recorded in Genesis.
           Genesis 1:28-30:
           And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the
           earth, and subdue it:  and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air,
           and over every living thing that moveth  upon the earth.
           And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of
           all the earth, and  every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be
           for meat.
           And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth
           upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

Quite obviously, God does not include the entire curriculum of His education of Adam and Eve, only the graduation exercises, so to speak.  However, any thinking believer will immediately recognize that if He commanded them to “be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion”, then He most certainly would have given them detailed instruction as to how to go about doing that.

God’s education of the first man and woman was only possible because  they had holy spirit from God in addition to their bodies and souls.  It was the holy spirit that they had received from God that made it possible for them to receive an education from Him, to receive His Words into their minds, believe them, assimilate them, and act on them.

When Adam disobeyed God and he and Eve lost that holy spirit, school was out - and not just for the summer.  God’s worldwide university of the life that He had intended for all human kind closed and will not open again until God creates a new heaven and a new earth in the future.

But the Lord Jesus Christ redeemed the right for any individual human who says he is the lord and believes that God did raise him from the dead to receive God’s gift of holy spirit in this present Administration of God’s Grace.  Once received it can’t be lost.  God won’t take it back.  That then makes it possible for any believer with God’s gift of holy spirit living within to receive a True Education, an education from their Heavenly Father, the Almighty God.  How?  By simply learning His Word, the Scriptures; by being willing to learn and be taught God’s Word.  Any believer who has been taught how God’s Word interprets Itself and how to rightly divide God’s Word can simply read it for themselves.  The Christian believer can actually realize, receive and believe the living reality of God’s Word as they read it for themselves.
         II Timothy 3:16:
         All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That Instruction in Righteousness is True Education.

The carnal nature within the body/soul human has been effectively educated by the god of this world in the same way, generation after generation, for the last 6000 years, with the same results.  That’s why human history is repetitive.  The effectiveness of that education by the god of this world has seemingly reached an all time high (or perhaps a new low) in our modern world of nonstop media intrusion.

That in no way, however, compares to the effectualness of the True Education that is available to the believer, who with enlightened eyes of understanding, will simply sit quietly amidst the clamor of the world, open The Book and read the Word of God.

That’s higher education.  That’s True Education.  Enroll now!

 

 

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