Class Notes: 6/2/2013
Mark 1:23-24; Doctrine of demon influence part 3
In our study of Mark we are now in Mark 1:23-24; where we see Jesus teaching with authority in the synagogue and while he was teaching a demon screamed out at him through a demon possessed man so we have taken up a study of demon influence and demon possession.
We saw that demon doctrines are what God gives people who have locked in negative volition and locked in arrogance and who persistently reside in the cosmic system over to. Rom 1:20-32;
If the sins of arrogance are allowed to continue, it is inevitable that the believer in cosmic one will become an abnormal person. And once this abnormality sets in, there is a system of locked-in arrogance that totally rejects or distorts truth because of the satanic propaganda that leads to self-deception. Rev 12:9; 2John 7;
Believers under OSN control of the soul can commit either prehistoric or historic categories of sins. Many of the prehistoric categories of sins are related to overt functions of demonism including human sacrifice. Demon influenced believers have a tendency to be violent, especially when in a psychotic state.
In Cosmic one the believer so self absorbed and preoccupied with self and seeking pleasure and approbation that they don't have time for Bible Doctrine. Instead they substitute self-indulgence for learning doctrine.
In Cosmic two the rejection of Doctrine is parlayed into the evil of antagonism toward and hatred of "the truth" that is revealed in Bible doctrine. An example of this is when jealousy is parlayed into envy.
The way one enters the cosmic system is through an active or a passive decision from the free will. Once inside the cosmic system, negative volition towards truth creates a vacuum into which demon doctrine enters. 1Tim 4:1; James 3:14-16;
Reversionism from truth is proportional to the extent of demon influence in the thinking of the believer in the cosmic system. In 1Cor 2:5; the "wisdom of man" refers to the demon influence that came from Greek culture and religion.
The quickest way to get into the cosmic system is to sin, 1John 3:4-10. "Anyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness because sin is lawlessness",
Lawlessness people become the agents of the devil. 2Thes 2:3-4,8; because just as the devil invented the cosmic system, so he also invented sin (lawlessness). But Jesus Christ destroyed the basis for Satan's entire system when He was judged for all sins on the cross.
After they are saved by faith alone in Christ alone believers often continue in the lifestyle they learned before their salvation while they were living in Satan's cosmic system in spiritual death through psychological living (Eph 2:2-3) instead of learning how to live by means of the spirit. Eph 5:18; Gal 5:16;
When this occurs and the believer is functioning in cosmic one, he grieves the Holy Spirit; Eph 4:30; and when functioning in cosmic two, he quenches the Holy Spirit. 1Thes 5:19;
Spiritual living only occurs under the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit and the Truth inside God's power system. One's position in this power system is described as being filled by means of the Spirit. The conducting of one's life in this power system it is called walking by means of the Spirit.
Conversely when a believer chooses to live under the control of the OSN in Satan's cosmic system is it called quenching and/or grieving the Spirit.
There is a warning to Church Age believers not to superimpose the life of spiritual death on the Christian way of life. 1John 2:15-16; "Stop loving the cosmic system or anything in the cosmic system. If anyone keeps on loving the cosmic system (cosmic one or two), the love of the Father is not in Him.
v16 Because all that is in the cosmic system, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the arrogant pattern of life, is not from the Father but is from the cosmic system."
Loving the cosmic system means that your thought pattern, your decision making, and your actions are motivated by lawlessness and demon influence. The love of the Father refers to virtue or integrity love that is one of the most powerful problem-solving devices in God's power system.
The lust of the flesh is the old sin nature seeking to control the soul. The lust of the eyes is the motivational evil of cosmic one. The arrogant pattern of life is the functional evil of cosmic one that becomes the gateway into cosmic two.
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