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Good evening MPBC and Friends: The next IMPACT Bible Study Lesson is titled: The Five Levels of Truth – Lesson #4. <-Click to Print/Download!

We are still talking about and further explaining, “The Five Levels of Truth”.
Level # 1- You must “know” the truth.
Level # 2- You must “understand” the truth.
Level # 3- You must then “believe” the truth.
Level # 4- You must “apply” the truth.
Level # 5- You must finally “stand” on the truth.
We are on Level # 2- You must “understand” the truth. This is very important.
1). Proverbs 4:7b- Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: with all thy getting
get understanding.
2). Acts 8:29-31a29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this
chariot.
30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said,
Understandest thou what thou readest?
31 And he said, How can I, except some man should
guide me?
An important example of something that many Christians “know”, but may/do not
“understand”.
In the Bible, in both the Old and the New Testament, God divided people into three different
groups:
GROUP # 1- Israel, the Jewish People.
These were what the Bible calls, His “Chosen” people.
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1). Deuteronomy 7:6-7-
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For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God:
the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are
upon the face of the earth.
7 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye
were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:
QUESTION: Why would God “choose” one group of people over another? Did God show
favoritism? Why did He choose Israel, and not some other ethnic group? Are we not “all” special?
GROUP # 2- Gentiles, Non-Jewish People.
These were the lost, the unsaved people of the world.
GROUP # 3- The Church, the Saved Gentile People.
This is us, you and I, in the New Testament.
God “chose” the Israelites, the Jewish People, also called Israel, in order for them to be a light
to the lost world. He wanted to show the world what a relationship between God and man looked
like; and the “positive” results of that type of a relationship. He wanted the Gentile world to
behold this.
1). Genesis 12:1-3b- Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and
from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make
of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a
blessing:
3…and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
God called and chose them to do this; but they failed to do what He specifically assigned them
to do. Which prompted God to do two things:
A. God sent His Son, who was preceded by a forerunner, to invite Israel to “repent”, for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand.
1). Matthew 3:1-2- In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of
Judaea,
2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
2). Matthew 4:17- From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand.
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B. When they refuse to “repent”, He did something that was designed to make them jealous:
1). Romans 11:11b- …..but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles,
for to provoke them to jealousy.
He called His disciples to do what they wouldn’t do.
1). Matthew 28:19-20-
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name
of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.
Amen.
2). Acts 10:9-15-
9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city,
Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:
10 And he became very hungry,
and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,
11 And saw heaven opened,
and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners,
and let down to the earth:
12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild
beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter;
kill, and eat.
14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or
unclean.
15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that
call not thou common.
He then called the Apostle Paul to do the same thing.
1). Romans 11:13a- For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the
Gentiles,
2). Acts 9:15- But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to
bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
3). Galatians 1:15-16a15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s
womb, and called me by his grace,
16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the
heathen;
MEANING: What does all of this mean? That you and I are now “spiritual Jews”. And the
promises that were given directly to them, are also now ours to claim. And, we should now, think
like who we are!!! God’s people, should think like God! This is called having the mind of Christ.
Having a Jewish mindset. When one thinks like God, he is guaranteed to be successful.
1). Romans 11:17- But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive
shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root
[a] of the olive tree,
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SUCCESS WILL FOLLOW ANY PERSON WHO THINKS LIKE GOD!!!!!
1). Steven Spielberg
2). Ralph Lauren
3). Michael Dell
4). Ruth Bader Ginsburg- Former Supreme Court Justice
5). Jonas Salk- Discovered the polio vaccine
6). Levi Strauss- Invented jeans
7). Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield- Founders of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream
8). Harold Katz- Invented Nutri/System
9). Jenny Craig- Weight loss Entrepreneur
10). Howard Schultz- Started Starbucks in 1985
11). Henry & Richard Block- Created H & R Block
12). Calvin Klein
13). Ralph Lauren
14). Liz Claiborne
15). S. Daniel Abraham- Slim Fast
16). Dr. Ruth
17). Jerry Lewis
18). The Three Stooges
19). The Marx Brothers
20). Rodney Dangerfield
21). Phyllis Diller
22). Mel Brooks
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23). Jerry Seinfeld
24). Judge Judy (Judy Sheindlin)
25). Macys, Sears, Neiman-Marcus, Saks Fifth Ave,, Bed Bath and Beyond, Kohls, and The
Gap are owned and were founded by Jewish people.