Class Notes: 5/21/2014
Mark 10:21-22; Doctrine of the poor part 6 God's remedy for poverty
We are in Mark 10:21-22; where Jesus told the rich man to sell everything he had, give the proceeds to the poor and follow Him. Because of this statement and this mandate that was related to his unique calling we have taken up a study of the doctrine of the poor.
We ran out of time last time as we started to look at God's plan for reversing the downtrends in history that left unchecked will create poverty for everyone in the Church Age including the poor.
This reversal can happen anywhere there is spiritual leadership communicating God's word and there is a response of positive volition towards God's Word. When this occurs a pivot of mature believers begins to form.
The pivot of mature believers becomes the basis for reversal because their thinking aligns with God's truth rather than satan's lies and deceit and results their making right decisions and actions rather than wrong decisions and actions.
The believer's attitude toward God's Word under the principle of as goes the believer so goes the client nation determines the course of history throughout the Church Age. 2Chron 7:14;
Believers come from all callings in life including very humble origins and inferior natural ability, but believers are not classified as lowlife scum of the earth, except when they prolong their stay in the Satan's cosmic system and become his useful tools for destroying the nation.
During the Church Age, the church, the royal family of God that is comprised of every believer in Jesus Christ, determines the course of history by their attitude toward Bible doctrine and the plan of God as it relates to the use of God's power through the application if His Word under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit.
This means that Jesus Christ who controls history Col 1:17; Heb 1:3; has delegated some control of history to believers. That control is a function of their volition toward God's Word.
Negative volition results in things getting worse, positive volition results in things getting better. I have made the case that when negative volition becomes irreversibly locked in on a global scale and there is no place for a pivot to form God terminates the Church Age with the exit resurrection.
This means that the believer's attitude toward God's Word produces prosperity and blessing or discipline and adversity for their nation.
Believers are therefore the watchdogs of freedom. The doctrine of election establishes believers into a classless society within the church where every believer has equal privilege and opportunity to impact history and determine the historical trends during their lifetime on this earth.
Believers are composed of every class of society, but the majority come from the lower classes, per 1Cor 1:23-31;
v23 "but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and to the Gentiles foolishness," Gentile client nation's can have many races and religions, but only one culture. Multiculturalism is a satanic evil designed to balkanize and destroy the nation.
v24 "but to those who are elected to privilege, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God." Believers therefore have the privilege of influencing what the trends of history will be.
v25 "Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men." There are no personal plans or desires that the believer can have that compare with what God has planned for their life.
v26 "Consider your election, that there are not many wise according to human standards, not many with ability, not many aristocrats." Most believers come from the lower classes but what they were before salvation is no longer an issue because "in Christ" what they were before is not a factor. 1Cor 6:9-11; 2Cor 5:17;
1Cor 1:27; "But God has elected to privilege the foolish persons (the fools) of this world, that He might shame the wise, and God has elected the weak things of the world, that He might put to shame those who are superior."
God has taken the foolish and weak believers who are positive to Bible doctrine and determined that they will control the outcome of history and ultimately rule in the Millennium.
v28 "and the low born of the world and those who are low life scum of the earth God has elected, the ones that are nothing that He might nullify the ones that are."
God doesn't use many mighty believers to control the world, but the below average person who loves His Word to control the world. Once you are saved what you were before you were saved is no longer of any consequence.
v29-30 "in order that no one should be arrogant in the presence of God. Therefore from Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and (imputed) righteousness and sanctification and redemption."
1Cor 1:31; "in order that just as it stands written, `Let him who keeps on glorifying, be glorifying in the Lord.'" Net note 32
We see from this that God has determined the principle that as goes the believer, so goes freedom and prosperity in the client nation.
One of the factors in the downtrend in the USA today is the negative volition that has resulted in the satanically influenced insidious move away from a representative republic that the founders established towards democracy.
Democracy is evil. It is the worst form of government because it gives the vote and therefore a say to a maximum number of people who have no integrity and no responsibility.
People with no integrity and no responsibility are the least qualified to shape and form government policy. and when they do it results in the tyranny of an evil self absorbed, self-serving government that manipulates the uninformed unprincipled people who have no integrity in order to seize and maintain power through propaganda, deceit, and lies.
The result of this is that we now have oligarchs with no integrity who are living in self-indulgence, self-deception, self-justification, denial and projection running the country.
They are intolerant, self serving and judgmental. They constantly accuse and malign those actually do have integrity when they stand for truth. This is exactly what satan does. Rev 12:10;
They are irrational because they have no capacity for rational thinking from Divine establishment or Bible doctrine. Ezek 22:29-31;
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