Class Notes: 1/29/2014
Mark 8:38; Doctrine of Shame part 2 Believers who succumb to Satan's propaganda will face shame at their evaluation
In our study of Mark last time we were in Mark 8:38; where Jesus tells His disciples that "whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels."
So we took up the doctrine of shame. Shame is defined as painful feeling originating from the consciousness of something dishonorable, wrong, or sinful or something that causes regret.
We saw in Phil 3:18-19; that believers who have negative volition to God's word become "enemies of the cross" because they are conducting their lives on the basis of human good and human viewpoint thinking that is based on satan's propaganda, lies, and deceit rather than the truth of divine viewpoint thinking.
Every believer has equal opportunity to execute God plan in time but believers must be self-motivated because each believer stands or falls on his own. If believers fail to glorify God in time through the function of the spiritual skills because of wrong priorities and a wrong scale of values there is no glory or blessing at the judgment seat of Christ and that results in shame.
Without stability from the eternal truth of God's Word believers live their lives in a state of irrationality under the control of their emotions.
The basis for the emotional complex of sins is discussed in Psa 56:3-4; "When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You. In God, whose word I praise. In God, I have put my trust. I will not be afraid."
The emotional complex of sins as represented by fear and the Christian life are mutually exclusive. 1John 4:18;
The irrational distraction that occurs when believers react to the truth of God's word or God's plan for the believers' life with emotion is one of the biggest challenges that believers face.
Believers who are caught up in the emotional complex of sins are not content to wait on God through Faith Rest, Isa 40:31; they have to do something from human viewpoint to try to fix the problem and when they do the unintended consequences of their being a "do-gooder" blows back on them and those around them. Hosea 8:7;
The first category of the emotional complex of sins is hysteria. This includes fear, worry, anxiety, panic, consternation, irrationality, dislocation, and garbage in the subconscious.
Satan and his useful idiots with their deceptive propaganda use fear to enslave. Heb 2:15; the truth of Jesus and his Word liberates.
Fear that is representative of the emotional complex of sins is discussed in many passages of Scripture including Deut 31:6,8; Isa 35:3-4, Isa 41:10;
When fear controls the believer's life it distracts believers from the faith rest of the Christian life and sucks them into the vortex of fruitless production based on the evil of human good.
Fear also becomes a roadblock that prevents the truth of God's word from circulating in the stream of consciousness and if left uncontrolled fear eventually completely chokes out the truth through scar tissue of the soul.
2Tim 1:7; "God has not given to us a lifestyle of fear, but of power and of virtue-love and of sound mind."
The second category of sin in the emotional complex of sins is the hatred. It includes anger, hatred, bitter jealousy, envy, loathing, animosity, vulnerability to imagined insults or injury, implacability, malice, tantrums, irrational violence, and even murder.
The third category is self includes the skills related to the arrogance complex of sins: self- justification, self-deception, self-absorption, denial and projection. It includes arrogant self- righteousness, egotistical irrationality, and self-pity that results in hypersensitivity for self along with insensitivity towards others.
The fourth category is the reaction category. This category combines the sins of arrogance with the emotional complex of sins. It includes jealousy, bitterness, vindictiveness, hatred, vilification, vituperation, envy, malice, revenge motivation and operation, inordinate ambition and inordinate competition.
The fifth category is guilt. Guilt is a feeling of responsibility or remorse for some real or imagined offense. Religion functions by producing guilt in its adherents. Guilt is a motivation from the self-absorption of religion and legalism it is not grace motivation for the Christian way of life.
As a part of the emotional complex of sins guilt is a morbid self-reproach, emotional feelings of culpability for imagined or actual offenses, a sense of inadequacy is a part of guilt or arrogant preoccupation with the correctness of one's behavior from self-righteous arrogance.
Guilt is a sin related to repression, which is rejection from the stream of consciousness of anything that is painful or disagreeable. Repression puts garbage in the subconscious and sinful guilt in the stream of consciousness.
When believers are under the sin of guilt, they are under the greatest area of weakness that they could ever have. The weakest people in the world are those that live under guilt.
This is one of the biggest problem believers face in our nation today and it is why so many have succumbed to the evil of human good. It is also how evil people are destroying our nation by controlling and destroying believers.
Guilt is caused by repression, denial, projection, and manipulation. Weak people manipulate stronger people through guilt. When people are manipulated by guilt, they become irrational.
Psychology is not the answer to any of these failures. Psychology is a very neat way to provide self-justification for the emotional breakdown of the believer and justifies the development of defense mechanisms so that you never take responsibility for any of your own failures.
The only way to stand up to the propaganda of guilt is to be strong in the grace of God's Word; Psa 51:4; Rom 14:4; accept God's grace provisions for their failures and move on. Phil 3:13-14;
Believers who fail to take up their destiny and follow Jesus glory in human do-gooder production that is shameful for Christians. They glory in their shame in time, and in resurrection bodies that shame will briefly blow back onto them as they face the Lord Jesus Christ. They will experience embarrassment for their failure to fulfill God's plan.
God's word describes this failure is described in seven categories.
The believer who has "drifted off course from grace," Gal 5:4;
The believer who "comes short of the grace of God," Heb 12:15;
The "lukewarm" believer of Rev 3:15-16;
The "shipwrecked" believer of 1Tim 1:19;
The irrational, double-minded aka "psycho" believer of James 1:8;
The believer who fails to metabolize doctrine, James 1:22-24;
The believer who is described as "an enemy of the Cross," Phil 3:18-19.
Paul addresses this in 1Cor 15:34; "Come to your senses righteously and stop sinning; for some (believers) have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame."
Knowledge of God only comes through consistent and persistent PMA of God's Word. Rom 10:17;
Coming to your senses righteously refers to having capacity for divine blessing from the righteousness developed by the execution of divine good production. Coming to your senses means to be oriented to reality in a state of tranquility that is derived from the spiritual capacity righteousness that comes from the application of God's word.
At salvation every believer receives God's very own righteousness. This positional reality establishes capacity for the production of divine good and spiritual growth.
It provides every believer with the necessary logistical grace support, protection by the wall of fire in the devil's world and motivation to keep going in the spiritual life to the where the believer develops capacity from God's Word to produce divine good.
If we are going to be blessed with greater blessings in our post salvation experience, we must have a righteousness that comes from the production of divine good in our spiritual life. This experiential righteousness is called spiritual capacity righteousness.
The filling of the Holy Spirit plus the metabolization of doctrine plus the problem solving devices on the defensive perimeter of the soul results in the development of this spiritual capacity righteousness.
Receiving the greater blessings of spiritual maturity demands we have the capacity to appreciate and enjoy those blessings. So coming to your senses righteously is the function of the three spiritual skills. (The filling of Christ by means of God the Holy Spirit, through the metabolization of doctrine, that results in the deployment of the ten problem solving devices in the believer's thinking.)
The command to stop sinning has to do with the arrogance and emotional complexes of sins that result in the production of human do-gooder evil.
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