Class Notes: 4/3/2011
Celebration of the Lord's Table and The Personal Sense of Destiny recognizes the sufficiency of God's Grace for every situation in life
In our current study of the personal sense of destiny we are learning that our Lord Jesus Christ is the only icon for the church age believer. Heb 12:2;
When we celebrate the ritual of the Lord's table that is part of the mystery doctrine of the church that was inaugurated by TLJC as the only ritual of Church Age of the new covenant to the Church the evening before his crucifixion we are expressing our reciprocal love for Him. Luke 22:19,
By suffering the death of the cross he was obedient to the Father's plan Phil 2:8; that resulted in his humanity being exalted above every created being, such that, every created being will ultimately bow down to him. Phil 2:9-10;
He completely and perfectly fulfilled the directive will of the Father by unilaterally providing a way of salvation for all men. Rom 5:8; as the "lamb slain from the foundation of the world" Rev 13:8; KJV John 1:29;
While we were enemies of God, God demonstrated his love for us by giving his uniquely born Son "monogenes" who entered the world through the virgin birth. John 3:16
As a result, God is free to reconcile mankind from their fallen state of depravity without compromising his perfect righteousness and justice because TLJC willingly laid down his life for us as our substitute. John 15:13; 1John 3:16
This is why believing in TLJC is the only way to a relationship with God John 14:6, salvation Acts 4:12 and eternal life John 3:16;
Anyone can appropriate this Grace gift of salvation which is secured by the Power of God John 10:26-29; simply by believing in TLJC 1Cor 15:3-4 in the same way that Paul and Silas instructed the Philippian Jailer who asked "what Must I do to be saved?"
Their response recorded In Acts 16:31
Anyone, any time, anywhere can become saved in a moment in time simply by believing in TLJC privately in their thoughts only.
TLJC left his friends, the members of The Royal Family of God, this one and only ritual in the church age The Lord's table which we are mandated to observe in remembrance of Him.
The mandate is found in 1Cor 11:24; in the second person plural present active imperative of the Greek word " poieo" that where Paul references TLJC's own instruction found in Luke 22:19-20;
An expanded translation of 1Cor 11:24 taking into consideration the tense mood and voice of "poieo" would be " Keep on doing this in remembrance of me"
As a result of this mandate, the Lord's Table is one and only ritual of the Church Age and it is a test of our capacity to concentrate on our Lord Jesus Christ through the Bible Doctrine that is resident in our soul as we partake of the elements that represent his work on our behalf.
We have these instructions for partaking of the Lord's table from the Apostle Paul starting in verse 26 of 1Cor 11.
1Cor 11:26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes.
27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.
28 But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly.
30 For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep.
31 But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged.
We understand from this that we are to evaluate ourselves in the light of the word, privately in our thinking, in the privacy of our priesthood, and when we find we are outside of the word, we apply the first problem solving device, and simply acknowledge the sin as described in 1 John 1:9;
If we acknowledge our sins he is faithful and righteous to forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Having examined ourselves, and taken appropriate action, we are then instructed to partake of the elements, the bread and the cup.
The bread which represents his body in which he bore the sins and the judgment for our sins and the sins of the whole world, past present and future.
1Cor 11:23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread;
1Cor 11:24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.
eat the bread
The cup which represents his substitutionary spiritual death on the cross which purchased the freedom from spiritual death and eternal condemnation of everyone who believes in him.
1Cor 11:25 In the same way He took the cup also after supper saying This cup is the new covenant in my Blood do this as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.
In the our continuation of our study of the personal sense of destiny last time we looked at the personal sense of destiny in view of prophecy and the eternal values for the eternal state. Today we will look at it in context of God's grace policy.
The personal sense of destiny provides a spiritual life that is based entirely on God's grace resulting in the most fantastic blessings in living or dying. Rom 5:8; Phil 1:29
Antecedent grace in eternity past provided the portfolio of invisible assets.
Antecedent grace in time, where the invisible assets are deployed through the function of the power options and the spiritual skills and the execution of the protocol plan of God results in invisible impact that changes the course of history for the better.
Eschatological grace in dying, where the believer journeys through his very own death-shadowed valley. For the believer who is a winner, dying is a far greater blessing than living, the believer's entrance into the presence of the Lord is far greater than anything that has ever occurred on this earth.
Eschatological grace in the eternal state, where the winner believer anticipates and receives the escrow blessings for the eternal state.
A personal sense of destiny cannot lack anything in living grace and cannot fear anything in dying grace. Therefore, a personal sense of destiny functions with confident expectation in all circumstances. Phil 1:21; "For me living Christ, and dying profit."
A personal sense of destiny is both self-motivated to persist in the function of the spiritual skills as the system of application of metabolized doctrine to postsalvation experience.
Believers who become bogged down in the reality of their problems and never seem to perceive the reality in divine solutions are unaware of the problem solving devices and how they are deployed in the soul starting with the rebound technique.
Divine solutions are deployed through the third spiritual skill of the Christian way of life. The third spiritual skill is formed by the two power options, the filling of the Holy Spirit and metabolized doctrine circulating in the stream of consciousness. The third spiritual skill is the ten divine problem solving devices deployed in the soul.
Once the personal sense of destiny is in place in the soul, and you understand the "why" of God's plan and your place in it, you have self-motivation for the final advance to maturity with the last four problem solving devices of personal love for God, impersonal love for mankind, sharing the happiness of God, and occupation with Christ.
Divine solutions originate from the consistent function of two power options that become three spiritual skills. Divine solutions are the only system for the application of metabolized doctrine to experience and they are the only solutions to the problems of life and death.
The biblical use of the elative conclusion of (2Cor 12:9-10;) establishes an absolute that eliminates all relatives in the spiritual life. The absolute is the divine solution. The relative is the human solution. You were designed to be spiritually autonomous and independent of human solutions.
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