Class Notes: 1/26/2011
All of the capacity for a relationship with God comes from God alone
In our study of the doctrine of the integrity of God when we left off we were discussing the capacity that God gives at the moment of salvation that provides the believer with the resources necessary to develop spiritual momentum from the Filling ministry of God the Holy Spirit and Bible Doctrine circulating in the stream of consciousness.
Having capacity righteousness means the believer has a fantastic system of love. This system of true love depends on true righteousness, not legalism. Legalism is the great enemy of true righteousness and true love. Legalism is arrogance and has no capacity for love.
Impersonal love for all mankind is the true expression of this true righteousness. The Greek word for this righteousness is "dikaisoune". Love does not come from emotion, it comes from thinking, and it comes from righteousness. The greatness of love is the greatness of righteousness. Therefore, capacity righteousness comes before and is capacity for love. 1Cor 13:13;
Capacity righteousness is also the stability of a nation. It is basis for the pivot of mature believers and the blessing of God on a nation and even the blessing of God on a nation without a pivot because of the super grace being conveyed to a few mature believers who are receiving the conveyance of the fullness of blessing from God.
Positional righteousness is the imputed righteousness of God that is the basis for justification as a part of positional sanctification. Rom 3:21-28; This positional sanctification aka justification guarantees that no believer can sin in the sphere of their positional righteousness, 1John 5:18; but when believers exit this sphere of imputed positional righteousness they can and do sin.
The spiritual life creates the capacity righteousness that is part of experiential sanctification and becomes the basis for the conveyance of the crown of righteousness.
Capacity righteousness is the filling of the Spirit and metabolized doctrine as epignosis circulating in the stream of consciousness as wisdom. Capacity righteousness is the function of the ten problem solving devices deployed on the defensive perimeter or "FLOT" line of the believer's soul.
Capacity righteousness is the volitional choice of the believer to rebound quickly after failure, so that the believer's grieving and quenching of God the Holy Spirit is kept to a minimum. Eph 4:30; 1Thes 5:19;
Capacity righteousness for the eternal state is given to all believers in resurrection bodies, so that they can enjoy the ultimate sanctification of the eternal state forever, but those who fail to advance in the spiritual life in time will not have the conveyance the crown of righteousness and other eternal rewards.
In addition to capacity for the resurrection body, the believer who advances in the spiritual life is given capacity to enjoy the eternal rewards of their inheritance that go far above and beyond the capacity for the resurrection body.
These rewards are conveyed to winner believers at the evaluation. 1Cor 3:10-15; Rev 3:5,12,21;
Capacity righteousness for experiential sanctification is related to the rebuttal phase of Satan's appeal trial. The testing ground in the Church Age believer is directly related to the prototype spiritual life of our Lord Jesus Christ because of the church age believer's union with TLJC. Heb 12:2-3; Phil 1:29-30;
Capacity righteousness is always fair, objective, and tolerant of others. Capacity righteousness does not judge or ridicule others. Capacity righteousness is not visible to others; it is righteousness in the soul. It is a grace righteousness that is manufactured from grace orientation, doctrinal orientation and authority orientation.
Capacity righteousness is manifest in compassion for others from impersonal love for others. It does not care who is right or wrong in an argument. It cares about who is filled with the Spirit and living the spiritual life. It is the basis for the fulfillment of the new mandate for the church found in John 13:34;
When capacity righteousness, the spiritual life, and doctrine all fall into place, virtue love is formed in the believer's soul. All capacity for true love is soul capacity righteousness, not legalism. Legalism is the enemy of love. No one who is legalistic has love.
There is no true happiness in life without capacity. The capacity for happiness comes from the righteousness that is imputed by God and from positive volition to the PMA of God's word.
Capacity righteousness is that righteousness provided by God that gives the Church Age believer capacity for blessing. Rom 3:22; "Even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe." God never blesses an individual or a nation beyond their capacity. 1Pet 5:6;
Capacity is defined as the ability to receive and to retain. Capacity is the amount that can be contained. Mental capacity is the power for receiving knowledge. Capacity is used for the potential to do something. Capacity implies both aptitude and capability.
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