The Need for Accuracy Part 1 by Roberts Liardon
By Roberts Liardon
MP3 5 Teaching Download
By Roberts Liardon
Colossians 1:9 (Amplified) "..we heard about it, we have not stopped praying for you, asking [specifically] that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [with insight into His purposes], and in understanding [of spiritual things]."
We must understand the importance of the verse above. The writer of this epistle makes it clear he prays for one goal in every believer. Spiritual understanding, discernment and insight all point to this one word: accuracy.
Today as never before, there is such a need for accuracy in the body of Christ. Goodhearted works and intentions can't produce it. Even willing, zealous believers without accuracy cannot be productive. If we desire to be on the cutting edge with God, it is absolutely useless to labor without it.
Accuracy is so simple. It is hearing the will of God, and following it exactly. It is not turning to the left or right; it is not deviating from His plan at the opinion of another; it is not motivated by fear or intimidation.
Walk in Accuracy
If you are called into the five-fold ministry, accuracy must also come into your gift. Different ministry gifts focus on different aspects of the Word. But no matter our focus, we must understand that in every call, in every gift, there are times when God will do specific things. We must understand how to walk in the accuracy of the moment. We must do what the Lord says; exactly as He says it. For example, sometimes in evangelism, you will have to be specific with some people to win them. You can't always just "throw the net" and be accurate. Our goal is to accomplish the project before us.
The strength of anointing in this decade is a very serious subject. It's not to be taken lightly. God will grace us because we are learning and trying. But He only winks for a season. As we mature, there will come a choice: to either revert in a lifestyle of fear and maintenance; or progress to a lifestyle of accuracy and accomplishment.
There are three kinds of grace that operate in the life of every believer—saving grace, sanctifying grace and serving grace. All three come from God and are essential for the Christian life and for end-time service in the kingdom of God. Saving grace comes to you when you first hear the gospel and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ by faith. In Ephesians 2 and verse 8, the apostle Paul writes: "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God…."
"When Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He yielded up His spirit. At that moment the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom." (Matthew 27:50) At Easter we remember the sacrifice of Christ at Calvary and how He took the judgment and chastisement for our sins upon Himself. But there's another significant event that took place at the moment Jesus cried out from the cross and yielded up His spirit. Scripture says that the veil in the Jewish Temple was suddenly ripped in two. It was not simply pushed aside, it was violently torn apart from the top to the bottom!
In the midst of believing God for a miracle this Christmas season, or even in the midst of spiritual war, we should know how to have joy. We don't need a new baptism of joy, we need to return to the joy we once had. We need joy to permeate our hearts! King David proclaimed: "Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit." Psalm 51:10-12 (NKJV)