Class Notes: 3/18/2015
Mark 3:37; Eph 3:18 The doctrine of awareness
In our study of Mark we are in Mark 13:37; where Jesus commands believers to be alert so we have taken up a study of the doctrine of awareness where we are now in Eph 3:18; where Paul describes doctrinal capacity that creates spiritual awareness in terms of width, length, height, and depth.
We are presently looking at the dimension of length that refers to doctrine in the compartments of the stream of consciousness. When we left off last time we were noting the Wisdom compartment where metabolized doctrine in the stream of consciousness is stored.
Wisdom is the doctrinal capacity to apply of God's Word by means of the ten problem solving devices that are deployed in the stream of consciousness.
1Cor 1:30; "But you are from Him in Christ who became to us wisdom from God and righteousness and sanctification and redemption."
1Cor 2:7-10; "But we communicate God's wisdom in a mystery, which has been hidden, which God predestined before the ages for the purpose of our glory.
v8 Divine wisdom which none of the rulers of this age have understood; for if they had understood it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
v9 But just as it stands written, `Things which the eye has not seen and the ear has not heard and which has not entered into the heart of mankind all that God has prepared for those who love Him.
1Cor 2:10; God has revealed them by the means of the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the deep doctrines from the source of God."
Eph 1:8; "From which (the riches of His grace) He has made us more than rich by means of all wisdom and understanding."
We see here that Wisdom what you think. God's Word is telling us that the wisdom compartment is where God's Word is deployed into your stream of consciousness.
It is where you apply doctrine from your thinking to your actual circumstances under the principle of as a person thinks so he is.
Eph 1:17; "In order that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a lifestyle of wisdom and revelation by means of epignosis knowledge about God."
This tells us that wisdom in the stream of consciousness establishes a lifestyle.
Col 1:9; "We do not cease to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the epignosis knowledge of His spiritual wisdom and understanding."
v10 "so that you will conduct your life in a manner worth of the Lord...
Both knowing God's will and doing God's will are application of doctrine but you must know God's will before you can do it.
Learning precedes thinking which precedes recall which precedes application.
Eph 3:18; The word "height" translated from the Greek word "hupos" refers to the execution of the protocol plan of God, becoming an invisible hero and having an impact on those around you, the conveyance of escrow blessings for time and eternity, and glorifying God during human history on the earth that is the historical phase of the prehistoric angelic conflict.
God has provided the perfect solution for all the injustice and unfair treatment in your life through the problem solving devices.
Reaction to real or imagined injustice produces the arrogance and emotional complexes of sins that engage the lust pattern of the sin nature resulting in the function of the sins of jealousy, envy, bitterness, malice, revenge motivation, vilification, vituperation, deceit, lying, hatred and ultimately murder.
Our Lord never reacted to any injustice against Him because He always used the problem solving devices provided for Him from the metabolized doctrine circulating in His stream of consciousness.
In spite of all of the injustice against Him, our Lord had perfect happiness and tranquility while He was going through of every adversity that was directed toward Him including His death on the cross.
Heb 12:2; "Who for the joy that was set before Him, He endured the Cross, despising the shame and is seated at the right hand of the Father."
He passed this same system of thinking on to us as members of His body, the Church. God's perfect solutions worked for Him under the greatest pressure possible therefore they will work for us in the pressures we face during our life on this earth in the devil's world.
Height also refers to the believer's invisible impact. This includes personal impact, that results in blessing by association to those with whom you are associated.
Historical impact is blessing by association to the client nation. The size of the pivot of mature believers in the client nation is the basis for blessing by association to that client nation under the principle of as goes the believers in the nation so goes the nation.
International impact is blessing by association to a non-client nation by missionaries who have executed God's will, plan, and purpose for the Church and are in spiritual maturity. The missionary's impact must be spiritual not temporal, political, or social action.
Angelic impact means the invisible hero becomes a witness for God in the prosecution or the rebuttal phase of Satan's appeal trial that occurs during human history.
This is accomplished through the execution of the protocol plan of God, the attainment of spiritual maturity and passing evidence testing through the application of the ten problem solving devices of the protocol plan of God when under cross examination by satan regarding God and His plan.
Heritage impact is blessing by association with a mature believer or invisible hero after his or her death. When the believer executes the protocol plan and is called home to be with the Lord through death, those who were associated with that mature believer are blessed.
This is one or the reasons why "the wicked prosper" in the devil's world.
The word height emphasizes the conveyance of escrow blessings for time and eternity.
In time, our escrow blessings are conveyed when we reach spiritual maturity. In eternity escrow blessings are conveyed to the spiritually mature believer after the exit resurrection when Jesus evaluates all believers. These blessings are described as '"gold, silver, and precious stones."
God the Father deposited greater blessings for every believer in escrow before the world was created. In eternity past God provided as solution for every problem you would face in life.
He provided greater blessings for you and all other Church Age believers than for the greatest Old Testament believer because of our position "in Christ"
These blessings are conveyed from God's justice through grace to the to God's righteousness that that is imputed to every believer at salvation. We do nothing to earn or deserve these blessings.
We are saved by God's grace, sustained by God's grace, live by God's grace, and are blessed by God's grace.
These blessings are far superior to logistical grace blessings that sustain our normal daily life. These blessings are exceedingly abundantly above all we could ever ask or imagine. They go beyond our wildest dreams.
God's the Father's sealed agreement as the grantor of these blessings is found in Eph 1:3; "Worth of praise and glorification is the God even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ." v4 Before the world was created.
These blessings remain on deposit in the custody of our Lord Jesus Christ and are held by Him pending performance of the condition in time during our post-salvation experience while we are on the earth in the devil's world in mortal sin infused bodies.
God the Father commands every believer to use their equal privilege and opportunity to execute the spiritual life that God gave to them as part of His protocol plan for the Church.
Right now on the earth in time there is equality for every believer in the spiritual life but there is no equality in Heaven because in Heaven there will be huge differences between those who choose to parlay equality into spiritual maturity and those who chose to pursue their own agenda with God's grace.
Believers who protest, march and destroy property in the name of "equality and justice" are losers because right now they while they have all the equality and justice that they could ever want in the spiritual life but they have rejected it and chosen to misuse God's grace blessings to try to implement the impossible task of fixing the devil's world.
They are equal now but in heaven there is no equality.
The Church Age believer who fails to execute the protocol plan of God does not receive the conveyance of the escrow blessings for time or the escrow blessings for the eternal state.
These blessings remain on deposit for eternity in heaven as a memorial to their negative volition and their rejection the equal privilege and opportunity that they received from God at salvation.
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