Class Notes: 4/1/2012
The filling of the Holy Spirit is what enables spiritual freedom
In our study of the spiritual life of the Church Age last time we concluded a list of unique assets that are available to Church Age believer.
These include the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the protocol plan of God, a portfolio of invisible assets, a royal priesthood and a royal ambassadorship, the mystery doctrine of the Church Age, the indwelling of the Trinity, the unique availability of divine power, and a dispensation of historical trends with unlimited potential and the opportunity to become an invisible hero.
"To become strong," means the filling of the Holy Spirit inside the divine dynasphere. To acquire strength means doctrinal momentum from the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit controlling your thinking.
We acquire strength through the teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit. John 14:26; John 16:12-14; 1Cor 2:9-16;
The filling of the Holy Spirit is what enables spiritual freedom.
Gal 5:1; "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Keep standing fast, therefore, and do not be entangled again in the yoke of slavery (OSN control of the soul)."
Gal 5:13-18; "For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh (OSN), but through virtue-love serve one another.
v14 For the entire Law has been summed up in one principle, namely this, `You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
v15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware that you are not destroyed by one another.
v16 Therefore, I command you: keep walking by means of the Spirit, and you will not carry out the lust pattern of the flesh (OSN).
Gal 5:17; For the flesh (OSN) desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit is against the flesh (OSN); for these are constantly opposed to one another, so that you may not do the things you wish to do.
v18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law."
We serve one another through the function of our spiritual gift for the benefit of the Body of Christ.
This freedom that we have is not from any human power. We are not free to do anything that we want to do. We are free to learn Bible doctrine through the filling of the Holy Spirit.
This system and the freedom to execute the supernatural plan that depends entirely on divine power is unique to the dispensation of the Hypostatic Union and the Church Age.
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