Class Notes: 4/20/2016
John 8:32; Gal 5:1; The doctrine of freedom part 20
In our study of the doctrine of freedom. John 8:32: Gal 5:1; We have noted that positive volition to any aspect of God's Word of truth creates freedom because God imputes grace through the divine decree to bless positive volition to truth and discipline negative volition to truth. Lam 3:21-23; James 4:6;
We noted that positive volition to divine establishment truth provides for temporal human freedom, positive volition toward the truth of the Gospel creates spiritual freedom and positive volition to the truth of Bible Doctrine creates experiential spiritual freedom and spiritual advance.
We see from this that establishment truth is what establishes freedom within the national entity in the midst of the chaos of the devil's world.
Under the principles of divine establishment every person has free volition so they have the right to be wrong but when their negative volition metastases to the point they meddle with and violate the God given freedom, privacy or property of others their free negative volition becomes criminal.
The internal enemy of freedom in the national entity is criminality and the external enemy of freedom in the national entity is criminal nations operating in power lust.
Free nations lose their internal freedom to criminals as their citizens reject truth and refuse or neglect to defend it because of negative volition to truth. This loss of freedom occurs incrementally in cycles until the nation is weakened to the point where predator nations can attack and left unanswered defeat the previously free nation in warfare.
Last time we left off in our study at the Fourth Cycle of Discipline that is described in Lev 26:23-26;
Up to this point God has been giving grace warnings to the citizens of the nation but at this point God begins to severely judge the nation with uncontrollable crime, military invasion and partial defeat, disease from overcrowding, shortages of food causing starvation, and even more severe natural disasters.
Judea in 68 A.D., and 586 B.C., and Israel 721 B.C. are examples of this.
Lev 26:23; "And if by these things you will not be corrected by Me, but continue to be hostile toward Me (chronic locked in negative volition to God's Word of truth),"
Lev 26:24; "Then I will go into opposition toward you (literally: make war against you James 4:6;a), and I will strike you seven times more for your sins."
The adversities of all the cycles of discipline are intensified to a greater extent along with the addition of a military invasion of the land, as stated in verse 25.
Lev 26:25; "I will bring the sword upon you to avenge the breaking of the covenant, and when you retreat into your cities I will send a plague (disease epidemic) among you, so that you will be delivered into the hands of your enemies."
One of the signs of loss of divine establishment freedom, and its replacement with moral and immoral degeneracy, is when you see the breakdown of the military establishment.
The entire book of Numbers is devoted to setting up a mobilization plan for the military. The nation failed to comply with the covenant that established God's protection and their failure to obey God resulted in military disaster.
Under our present political leadership our military has become more focused on political correctness and being an incubator for "social change" rather than in being prepared to fight.
At the moment 20% of our Marine aircraft are grounded because of lack of funding and this loss of capability extends into all of the branches.
The Jews had to retreat into their fortified cities because their army could not win on the battlefield. Once the cities became overcrowded infectious disease became rampant.
Lev 26:26; "When I cut off your food supply, ten women will bake your bread in one oven, and they will dole out your bread by weight, so that you will eat and not be satisfied."
When an army begins to lose a war on its own soil, the first thing that is lost is the food supply because the conflict prevents farming so lack of food production creates a lack of food.
This occurred in the south during the last year of the War between the States. So one of the results of the fourth cycle of discipline is a serious lack of food supplies.
Ten women baking bread in one oven means there is food rationing. The food they had to eat was so little that they were hungrier after they had eaten than before.
The Fifth Cycle of Discipline is described in Lev 26:27-38; At this point enemies have taken over the country and because of the siege there is nothing to eat. People are put into slavery. People are afraid of everything. Everyone has become a coward.
Lev 26:27, "If, in spite of this, you do not obey Me but continue to be hostile toward Me (continued hostility toward the truth of God's Word)," The only hope is Bible doctrine and apart from Bible doctrine there is no hope. Believers in Jesus Christ who are advancing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ are the only hope for the nation.
Lev 26:28, "Then in My anger (anthropopathism) I will be hostile toward you (the discipline is so severe it feels like anger), and I will punish you seven times more for your sins."
Lev 26:29, "Then you will eat the flesh of your sons, and you will eat the flesh of your daughters."
There is no longer any food so now people resort to cannibalism to survive. Cannibalism is the total malfunction of all establishment principles. One of the strongest of all establishment principles is the family and the love of parents for their children. But in these circumstances parents will eat their children.
Josephus documented that this type of cannibalism actually occurred among Jews under the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman army between 66 and 70 A.D. During the fifth cycle of discipline all semblance of civility departs the nation.
Lev 26:30; "Then I will destroy your high places and cut down your incense altars, and stack your corpses on the dumb corpses of your idols, for My soul will despise you."
The high places are the meeting places of the purveyors of false doctrine and the cults. In Israel's case this specifically referred to the sex orgies of the phallic cult. In our time this correlates to the entertainment industry that is leading the charge against God's Word and promoting all kinds of vile behavior.
Lev 26:31; "I will turn your cities into ruins, and lay waste to your sanctuaries; I will take no delight in the fact that you suddenly start offering sacrifices."
Lev 26:32-33; "I will make the land desolate so that your enemies will settle in it, and will be appalled by its condition. You, however, I will scatter among the nations, and I will draw out My sword and pursue you, and your cities will lie in ruins."
The inhabitants of the land are scattered and foreigners occupy the territory. This happened to the Jewish people three times. Many of them were also marched away to die and those who survived were placed into slavery.
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