Class Notes: 3/18/2012
The only way the law can be fulfilled is through the spiritual life
In our study of the unique spiritual life of the Church Age, last time we saw that the Church Age believer functions under the law of the Spirit that supersedes the Mosaic Law. Rom 8:2; and that the integrity love that comes from the filling of the Holy Spirit Gal 5:22; fulfills the Mosaic Law. Rom 13:8;
Even though it is perfect, the Mosaic Law can only condemn us because it shows how we have failed but cannot fix the problem after we have failed. Rom 8:3;
Rebound and the filling of the Holy Spirit fixes the problem because it restores fellowship and produces the character of the humanity of Christ in the dispensation of the Hypostatic Union, Gal 4:19; Gal 5:22-23; 1John 2:5-6;
This means that the only way the law can be fulfilled is through the spiritual life.
The filling of the Spirit distinguishes between the production of divine good and the production of human good that is dead works. The spiritual believer produces divine good that is classified as "gold, silver, and precious stones" The carnal believer produces human good and dead works, that is classified as "wood, hay, and straw". 1Cor 3:12-15;
The filling of the Holy Spirit distributes epignosis or Spirit taught doctrine to the soul's stream of consciousness.
The filling of the Holy Spirit also recalls doctrine that has been learned from the frame of reference, so that new doctrine can be built upon doctrine that has already been learned.
This is why the filling of the Holy Spirit is necessary to learn doctrine.
The filling of the Holy Spirit results in the following:
Residence, momentum, and function inside the divine dynasphere under the enabling power of the Spirit may be classified as the Church Age believer in partnership with the Holy Spirit, Eph 4:3-4; Phil 2:2;
Cognition of doctrine, John 14:26; John 16:12-14; 1Cor 2:9-16;
The imitation of the humanity of Christ as He functioned in his unglorified humanity during the dispensation of the Hypostatic Union, Eph 5:1; Gal 4:19; Gal 5:22-23;
The glorification of Christ in the body, John 7:39; John 16:14; 1Cor 6:19-20;
Christ is magnified in the inner life of the believer, Eph 3:16-17; 2Cor 3:3; Phil 1:20-21;
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