Class Notes: 8/10/2014
Mark 11:22-25; Faith Rest is understanding, believing and resting in what God says to us in His Word. Doctrine of Faith Rest part 5
In our study of Mark we are in Mark 11:22-25; where Jesus explains to His disciples the principles for the function of faith-rest and based on this we have taken up a study of faith-rest where we have seen that faith rest is essentially understanding, believing and resting in what God's Word tells us.
We have seen that basic faith rest is claiming the promises that apply to us from God's Word.
When we stopped last time we were noting that the advanced function of the faith-rest requires an understanding of the following five areas of doctrine from God's word:
The essence of God rationale;
The plan of God rationale;
The policy of God rationale (grace orientation);
The a fortiori rationale;
and the ten problem solving devices.
When these doctrinal rationales begin to circulate in the stream of consciousness as a result of spiritual growth from learning God's Word and believing it the believer is functioning in advanced faith rest.
Lifting the shield of faith with the doctrinal rationales provide tranquility, contentment and happiness regardless of the pressure in life.
When the believer's cognitive development from doctrine reaches the cognitive self-confidence that correlates to spiritual self-esteem the believer has the doctrinal capacity to use this second stage of faith rest.
The cognitive self-confidence of spiritual self-esteem has humility so it emphasizes who and what God is rather than who and what the believer is. This capacity for accurate thinking is derived from the essence of God rationale.
Believers in spiritual self-esteem therefore understand and execute the protocol plan of God through the application of essence of God rationale.
The advance from the cognitive self-confidence of spiritual self-esteem to the cognitive independence of spiritual autonomy is fairly rapid when the believer consistently functions under the essence of God and the plan of God rationales.
Believers in spiritual self-esteem are humble so they are not easily subverted into the arrogance or emotional complexes of sins because they are motivated by God's perfect integrity from the essence of God rationale.
Part of faith-rest is the application of the essence of God rationale to stress circumstances, especially those that involve personal injustice and unfairness, the mixing of the doctrine of the essence of God rationale with faith is the basis of handling these circumstances.
For example, when you are the victim of the public lie, the victim of slander, maligning, gossip, or some unfairness from people. By using the application of the essence of God rationale in faith-rest you become a plaintiff before God in the supreme court of heaven.
As a part of the essence of God rationale, faith mechanics leaves all personal injustices, all vilification and all unfairness in the hands of Jesus Christ who is the chief justice in the Supreme Court in heaven. John 5:22;
Under the principle of Psa 55:22;"Cast your burden upon the Lord; for He will sustain you. He will never suffer (permit) the righteous one to be shaken." 1Pet 5:7; "Casting all your cares ( worries ,anxieties, stresses) on Him because He cares for you."
Jesus Christ Our Lord hears every case brought to Him under the mechanics of faith-rest.
However, the believer who makes an appeal as a plaintiff must understand that he or she may be more at fault in the matter than the person they are accusing, and if they are they may suddenly become a defendant rather than a plaintiff in the case.
So do not be shocked if the justice you seek at the supreme court of heaven backfires on you in the form of divine discipline because Jesus Christ knows all the facts in the case so you may be judged rather than the accused. Matt 7:1-2; Rom 14:10;
Believers who are victims of injustice often become vindictive, implacable, bitter, and seek revenge through vilification rather than immediately going to the supreme court of heaven.
In this case they should to be adjusting to the justice of God through self-evaluation and acknowledging their sin instead of going to the supreme court of heaven as a plaintiff.
Self-righteous arrogance is often fragmented blind arrogance and if that is the case the believer's appeal for justice in the supreme court of heaven will result in their receiving discipline as the guilty party instead of the accused.
In the case where the plaintiff is actually the guilty party he is judged by God for sins related to the arrogance or emotional complex, the lust pattern of the OSN, garbage in the subconscious, or confusion from a fragmented life.
A believer who piously or self- righteously appeals to the supreme court of heaven will most likely be placed under more intensive discipline.
Victims of injustice have the option of the function of the faith-rest as a plaintiff to the supreme court of heaven or the reaction of mental attitude and verbal sins and succumbing to the temptation of revenge.
Before you react to injustice, unfairness, slander, misrepresentation, maltreatment, vilification, character assassination, or some other form of the public lie, remember that there is a supreme court in heaven and you may think you are plaintiff but in reality you may be the guilty party so you are really the defendant.
The faith-rest mechanics of stage two enable the believer to apply the essence of God rationale to the stress circumstances by taking your case directly to the supreme court of heaven but you put the matter in the Lord's hands and remain in a state of tranquility without complaint.
Once you are the plaintiff and have put the situation in the Lord's hands, you must leave your case before the Supreme Court of heaven and forget about it. It is imperative that you avoid taking matters into your own hands in any way.
This requires is the virtue of patience because any reaction on your part cancels your case in heaven and results in divine discipline and punitive action from God toward you.
As believers wait on the Lord to come through for them they must "believe all things, hope all things and endure all things because virtue integrity love never stops loving (fails in the NASB). 1Cor 13:7-8;
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