Class Notes: 3/22/2015

Mark 13:37; Eph 3:18 doctrine of awareness continued

In our study of Mark we are in Mark 13:37; where Jesus concludes His remarks regarding future events and historical trends with the mandate to "Be on the alert."

Based on this we have taken a side trip into the doctrine of awareness where we are presently in Eph 3:18; where Paul describes capacity for the doctrine that is necessary for awareness as a volume using the phrase " width, length, height an depth.

Last time we noted the dimension of height where we saw that height represented the believer's doctrinal advance to the high ground in God's protocol plan for the church.

We concluded with the idea that 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.

Eph 3:18; The Greek word "bathos" translated "depth" refers to our very own portfolio of invisible assets that is the provision for executing the protocol plan of God that God prepared in eternity past for each believer.

Depth is the capital God provided for you in eternity past so you can glorify Him in during your life on the earth in time under His grace policy.

Depth is defined in Rom 11:33, 36; "Oh, the depth of the riches of both the wisdom and knowledge of God! How inscrutable are His decrees and His ways past finding out!

v36 For all things are from the source of Him and through the agency of Him and because of Him and the glory belongs to Him forever. Amen."

The Greek word "ploutos" translated "riches" refers to the many different kinds of blessings that God gives us. It describes the assets that are contained in our portfolio that we can invest in life to glorify God.

Eph 1:6-7; "To the praise of the glory of His grace, which grace He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved (Jesus Christ), on the basis of the riches of His grace."

Rom 9:23; "And {He did so} in order that He might make known the riches of His glory to vessels of mercy, which He (God the Father) has prepared beforehand for glory."

Eph 3:8; "To me, the very least of all saints, this grace has been given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ."

Eph 3:16; "that He may give you for your benefit, on the basis of the riches in glory, to become strong by means of power through His Spirit in the inner man."

Eph 1:17-18; "I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a lifestyle of wisdom and revelation concerning Him through epignosis of Him. (metabolized doctrine).

v18 I also pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches (the portfolio of invisible assets) of the glory of His inheritance in the saints."

Eph 2:7; "That in ages to come, He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in generosity toward us in Christ Jesus."

Phil 4:19; "And my God will supply all your needs on the basis of the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus."

Col 2:2; "that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining all the riches of full assurance of understanding, resulting in metabolized doctrine (epignosis) of the mystery of God, that is, Christ Himself."

All of these verses refer to God's grace capitalization of every believer for the purpose of parlaying it into super grace and ultra super grace to God's glory.

Everything you have in life is borrowed except for what God has provided for you in eternity past in grace in your portfolio of invisible assets.

Every moment you are learning doctrine under the filling ministry of God the Holy Spirit and when this doctrine is circulating in the stream of consciousness under the filling ministry of God the Holy Spirit becomes time that is not borrowed.

You are living on borrowed time every time that you are not using, learning, or making Bible doctrine the highest priority in life. Time logged under control of the sin nature is time that is borrowed from Satan, the ruler of this world.

Believers who are trying to make it on their own in the devil's world are living on borrowed time. They are always pursuing things in a hurry because they are always running out of time.

Believers who live in the power of spiritual life own the time so they have time to wait on God in peace, tranquility and confident expectation because God's plan for us is greater than our plan could ever be. Isa 26:3; KJV Rom 9:33; Eph 3:20-21;

There are four great categories found in your portfolio. God has made a huge capital investment in every believer in each of these categories. This makes every believer a partner with God and co-heir with Jesus Christ. Titus 3:7;

In the next part of our study of awareness we will look at three of the four categories.

The first category in the portfolio is the spiritual life of every believer. God gave to you your very own unique spiritual life.

The spiritual life is comprised of four parts:

The function of the spiritual life itself through the filling ministry of the Spirit and perception of doctrine.

The spiritual gifts that accompany the spiritual life,

The function of the spiritual life or spiritual dynamics of the filling of the Holy Spirit and metabolized doctrine in the stream of consciousness.

The ten problem solving devices on the defensive perimeter or "FLOT" line of the soul.

Your spiritual life is not designed to emulate someone you admire or have put on a pedestal. It is designed to emulate Jesus. We are to be occupied with the Lord, not with people.

The way that Jesus lived His life in unglorified humanity on this earth in the devil's world is our prototype.

Our spiritual life is described in 2Cor 4:18; "while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal."

This is perception by means of faith (doctrine) or doctrinal awareness.

1Tim 3:9; "Keep holding the mystery of the doctrine with a pure conscience."

This is executing God's instructions for the protocol plan of the Church rather than some system of human viewpoint comprised of ritual or "human good."

Eph 1:8-9; "from which (the riches of God's grace) He has made us extremely rich by means of all wisdom and insight, when He revealed to us the mystery of His will, on the basis of His gracious intention which He Himself (God the Father) purposed in Him (Christ)."

This tells us that Jesus is the exclusive point of reference for God's protocol plan. Jesus used the protocol plan to fulfill the ritual plan. Rom 11:29; It is the only way it could be done.

The enemy of the spiritual life is ignorance or rejection of the truth that comes from satan and his minions who propagandize his lies.

1Tim 6:3-4; "If anyone teaches a different doctrine, and does not concur with sound doctrines, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, even the doctrine pertaining to the spiritual life,

v4 he is arrogant, understanding nothing, having morbid obsession about controversies, and verbal conflicts from which originate jealousy, discord, evil speculations."

We see from this that satan and his thought style of arrogance is role model for those who communicate lies and Jesus and his thought style of humility is the role model for those who communicate truth.

Your spiritual gift is also a part of this category.. When the spiritual life is operating the spiritual gifts automatically function.

At the moment of salvation God the Holy Spirit gives every believer their very own spiritual gift as a means of expressing their the spiritual life once it becomes functional under the power options of the spiritual life.

Before the canon of Scripture was completed temporary and permanent spiritual gifts were given.

The temporary gifts included the gifts of apostle, prophesy, miracles, healing, tongues, interpretation of tongues, knowledge, wisdom, exhortation, and faith.

The permanent spiritual gifts that function throughout the entire Church Age include pastor-teacher, evangelist, helps, administrative leadership, service or ministry, showing mercy, and giving.

Your spiritual gift is your God given grace means of expressing your spirituality to God's glory.

Category two of your portfolio has to do with all of the necessary provision for establishing the believer's spiritual I.Q.

This category includes the preservation and provision of the Scripture, the inspiration of Scripture, the mystery doctrine of the Church Age, your royal priesthood, and the skills of the spiritual life including spiritual skills, thinking skills, and production skills.

In God's protocol plan thinking skills always precede production skills because production without thought is rote and ritual without reality and God demands reality from those who worship Him. John 4:24;

There are four spiritual skills: the filling of the Holy Spirit, metabolized Bible doctrine circulating in the stream of consciousness, the ten problem solving devices, the execution of God's protocol plan for the church.

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