Class Notes: 10/5/2016
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 13
Lam 3:21-23; I recall this to my mind, and it gives me confidence. Because The Lord's mercy never fails; His grace provisions never cease, they are renewed every morning; Great is Your faithfulness... Therefore I have hope in Him. The Lord is good to those who wait on Him.
In our study of the doctrine of the winner believer. Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; We have noted that winner believers are the unknown, unsung heroes of history. 2Cor 6:9;
The winners are those who are not considered by the world to be wise or noble 1Cor 1:26-29; but they are the crisis personalities who stand in the spiritual gap and preserve the nation during the course of human history. Ezek 22:30-31; because they glorify God by learning how to exploit God's grace system to the maximum. 2Pet 3:18; 2Pet 1:2;
Since the winner exploits God's grace system to the maximum we have taken up a study of grace in the context of exploiting it and becoming a winner.
We are now studying God's grace provision for believers while they are physically alive in the devil's world.
At the moment of salvation through faith in Christ, the righteousness of God is imputed to every believer. 2Cor 5:21;Rom 3:22;
This is true in every dispensation. The results of the imputation of God's righteousness to every believer includes:
Justification: God looks at His righteousness that has imputed and declares us to be righteous. The moment we believe in Jesus Christ we receive instant justification, Rom 5:1;
Because the new believer possesses God's righteousness the believer has the capacity to receive God's personal love so God's love changes from the impersonal integrity love that is directed toward all mankind to God's personal love that can only be directed toward believers because of their identity with Christ. Gal 3:22;
Logistical grace: Under the function of God's grace policy Gods perfect attributes cannot be compromised. Because of the imputation of His own righteousness to every believer He is free to bless every believer with logistical grace without compromising His attributes.
God's perfect righteousness is the principle of His integrity and God's perfect justice is the function of divine integrity. God's perfect righteousness and justice are the basis for the function of logistical grace.
God cannot accept anything less than perfect righteousness, therefore God cannot bless anything less than His own perfect righteousness. This is why God cannot bless human good.
The indwelling imputed righteousness of God is therefore the recipient of all life support and all blessing from God. The logistical grace pipeline therefore excludes all human merit and ability as the basis for blessing.
God's perfect justice is the point of reference with the entire human race since the fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden. God's perfect justice is the source of the believer's life support and blessing because the believer possesses God's perfect righteousness.
The imputations provide a way for God to administer logistical grace blessing to every Church Age believer under the aegis of God's perfect Holiness. Every believer is protected and blessed by God's perfect Holiness by means of doctrine. 1Pet 1:5;
The imputed righteousness of God that indwells every believer comprises the principle of logistical grace that demands that divine justice provide life support and blessing to every believer regardless of their situation.
This connection between God's perfect imputed righteousness and God's perfect justice establishes a grace pipeline between righteousness and justice that are two of the attributes of God's holiness or integrity.
This pipeline excludes any works or ability from man because man cannot and therefore does not earn or deserve any of these things. The entire system functions on the basis of grace and faith (doctrine) because for God to remain perfect there cannot be any human merit involved.
Rom 3:22; "Even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe."
Matt 6:33, "Seek first the kingdom of God and His (imputed) righteousness, and all of these things shall be added to you."
2Cor 9:8; explains logistical grace: "And God is able to make all grace abound to you, that always having all sufficiency in everything (logistical grace support and blessing), you may have an abundance for every intrinsically good work.
These intrinsically good works only come from walking by means of God the Holy Spirit. Phil 2:13; Gal 5:22-25;
The basis for logistical grace includes both the possession of divine righteousness imputed at salvation plus the human spirit created by the Holy Spirit at salvation for the purpose of receiving the communication of God's Word of truth.
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