Class Notes: 3/20/2011
Characteristics of a Personal Sense of Destiny
In our study of the personal sense of destiny we have seen some examples of a personal sense of destiny and we now are looking at some of the characteristics of a personal sense of destiny.
A personal sense of destiny is spiritual orientation to the plan, will, and purpose of God. A personal sense of destiny is objective viewpoint from Bible Doctrine. A personal sense of destiny begins to eliminate human viewpoint.
A personal sense of destiny is the extension of the faith-rest drill in spiritual adulthood and becomes a major factor in the application of doctrine.
Faith mechanics begin with mixing the promises of God with faith and continue with the use of doctrinal rationales including the essence of God rationale, the plan of God rationale, the policy of God rationale, and the "a fortiori" rationale.
Faith functions include faith perception of doctrine, the plaintiff function before the supreme court of heaven to resolve the problems of injustice, and faith correlation with other problem solving devices like a personal sense of destiny, sharing the happiness of God, or occupation with Christ.
Faith execution includes the faith-rest drill as a coordinator of all the problem solving devices, the faith-rest drill is a source of humility, as a result becomes the basis of spiritual growth and divine promotion.
The Faith-rest drill is the basic problem solving device for the application of doctrine to experience, a personal sense of destiny takes over and becomes the advanced problem solving device for the application of doctrine to experience.
Under the protocol plan of God every Church Age believer is given a destiny as a part of God's provision of antecedent grace. Every believer has been given spiritual freedom and all the necessary provision to fulfill their own unique destiny.
The believer must distinguish between having a destiny and fulfilling that destiny. All believers have a destiny; only believers who learn about it from persistent and consistent positive volition toward doctrine fulfill it.
In the following passages, this destiny is referred to as "the riches of His glory."
Rom 9:23, "In order that He might make known the riches of His glory on vessels of mercy which He has prepared in advance for His glory."
Eph 1:18, "That the eyes of your right lobe may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope [confidence] of His calling, and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints."
Eph 3:8, "To me, the very least of all saints, this grace has been given to preach to the Gentiles the inscrutable riches of Christ."
Eph 3:16, "That He may give you on the basis of the riches of His glory to become strong by means of power through His Spirit in your inner being."
Col 2:2, "That their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in virtue love and attaining to all the riches that come from the full assurance of understanding on the basis of epignosis knowledge of the mystery, that is, Christ."
Phil 4:19, "My God shall supply all of your needs on the basis of the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus."
The personal sense of destiny is the application of metabolized doctrine to the believer's self orientation in spiritual self esteem.
With a personal sense of destiny, this self orientation is the function of the spiritual skills (filling of the Spirit, metabolized doctrine circulating in the stream of consciousness, and the function of the ten problem solving devices) that replace the function of the arrogance skills (self-justification, self-deception, self-absorption).
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