Class Notes: 1/16/2011
The Believer who who advances in God's plan for their life has confidence.in time and eternity
In our study of the doctrine of the integrity of God when we left off we were discussing the fact that rebound is compatibility with the integrity of God. Believers who are ignorant of the plan of God and the use of rebound will have shame at the evaluation of the Church.
Phil 3:18c-19; "that you are enemies of the Cross; whose destiny is loss (of escrow blessings); whose god is their emotion; and their glory came to be associated with their shame."
Emotion is part of the soul but it is not a part of the spiritual life. We have appreciation as the proper function of emotion in our souls, but emotion is not the means of our spiritual advance.
Glory is the result of being a member of the royal family of God in the Church Age, but for those who fail to take advantage of God's provision their glory will be associated with shame because of their failure to advance.
2Cor 5:10; "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that each one may receive a reward for the things accomplished in the body according to what he has done whether good of intrinsic value (the execution of the spiritual life) or worthless (everything related to OSN control of the soul, the failure to rebound, and the failure to execute the unique spiritual life of the Church Age)."
Rev 3:11; "And I will be coming suddenly. Keep on holding fast to what you have; so that no one takes away your crown."
1John 4:18; "There is no fear in virtue-love; but perfect love casts out fear; because fear has punishment; and the one who fears has not been brought to completion by virtue-love."
Virtue love destroys fear because virtue love is compatible with divine integrity and it reflects divine love as a part of the integrity of God.
Fear represents the emotional complex of sins, including: worry, anxiety, and panic. Fear focuses on the problem rather than the solution. The other categories of the emotional complex of sins include hatred, self-pity, reaction, and guilt.
Fear and the function of the spiritual life are mutually exclusive. 2Tim 1:7; "For God has not given us a lifestyle of fear; but of power and of virtue-love and of sound judgment."
The alternative to fear is the faith-rest drill. Psa 56:2-3; "My enemies have trampled on me all day long; for many fight against me with arrogance. What time I am afraid, I will trust in You." Fear emphasizes the problem; faith emphasizes the solution.
The more things you surrender to fear, the more things you fear. The greater the extent to which you surrender to fear, the greater your capacity for fear. The greater your capacity for fear, the more you increase the power of fear in your life. The more you increase the power of fear in your life, the greater your failure to execute the four mechanics of the spiritual life.
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