Our Contract with God

The ministry of Gayle Erwin and, consequently, Servant Quarters, is devoted to informing you about and expressing the Nature of Jesus. That Nature is best defined in a number of statements Jesus made about himself in response to apostolic arguments about what it meant to be greatest in the kingdom. That list has captured our lives and is the main focus of what we do and what this page is all about, which is why we consider ourselves under contract with God to give you this information. We now give you this list, formed from the Gospels and Philippians 2:5-11, as well as some other lists that have come out of the understanding of the Nature of Jesus:

The Nature of Jesus

  • Servant
  • Not Lord It over Others
  • Lead by Example
  • Humble
  • As A Child
  • As the Younger
  • As the Least
  • Last
  • Used No Force on Us
  • Was Not Driven by Selfish Ambition
  • Made Himself of No Reputation
  • Was Fully Human
  • Obedient
  • Unto Death

Everything we say, publish or do, we try to conform to this list. When we fail, forgive us, but at least know what our goal is. This list is also the core of the book, The Jesus Style.

Knowing this about Jesus opened our eyes to the incredible Grace of the Father, since Jesus said that when you had seen Him you had seen the Father. This initiated a search for the ways the Father had tried to reveal himself, just as Jesus did in the "Greatest in the Kingdom" teachings. What we found sent us into an orbit of joy and became the basis for the second book, The Father Style. We now give you God the Father's description of himself as found in Exodus 34:6:

The Nature of God the Father

  • Compassionate
  • Gracious
  • Slow to Anger
  • Abounding in Mercy
  • Abounding in Faithfulness
  • Maintaining Love to Thousands
  • Forgiving Wickedness, Rebellion and Sin
  • Punishing Only Those Who Hate Him

Since this awesome Nature of God the Father and the Son breathes grace and mercy, it only follows that the Holy Spirit would follow in the same pattern. Our research put us in permanent orbit as we discovered that the executive action of the Holy Spirit totally fulfilled the prophecies and Nature of Jesus. In fact, the lists of the action of the Holy Spirit seemed to explode with all the Father and Son were and became the core of the third book, The Spirit Style. We give those lists to you here:

Prophecies of Jesus about the Holy Spirit

  • Comforter
  • Abide, live with us forever
  • Spirit of Truth
  • Dwell in Us
  • Teacher
  • Testify of Jesus
  • Convict World of Sin
  • Convict World of Righteousness
  • Convict World of Judgment
  • Guide Us into All Truth
  • Not Speak of Himself
  • Show Us Things to Come
  • Glorify Jesus

The Anointing of the Spirit

  • Preach Good News to the Poor
  • Heal the Brokenhearted
  • Proclaim Freedom for the Captives
  • Release from Darkness for Prisoners
  • Proclaim the Season of God's Favor
  • Day of Vengeance of our God
  • Comfort All Who Mourn
  • Provide for Those Who Grieve
  • Beauty for Ashes
  • Oil of Joy for Mourning
  • Garment of Praise for the Spirit of Heaviness
  • Trees of Righteousness, the Planting of the Lord

The Fruit of the Spirit

  • Love
  • Joy
  • Peace
  • Patience
  • Kindness
  • Goodness
  • Faithfulness
  • Gentleness
  • Self-control

The Giftings of God

  • Wisdom
  • Knowledge
  • Faith
  • Healing
  • Miracles
  • Prophecy
  • Discernment
  • Speaking in Tongues
  • Interpretation of Tongues
  • Apostles
  • Prophets
  • Evangelists
  • Pastors
  • Teachers
  • Helpers
  • Service
  • Encouraging
  • Contributing
  • Leadership
  • Mercy

As you can see, we have enough to keep us busy for this lifetime; however, if you choose not to look at any other pages of this web site, we strongly urge you to download these pages and get a fresh view of the awesome grace and mercy of our God and revel in the joy of knowledge of Him and relationship with Him.

- Gayle D. Erwin