Class Notes: 12/7/2016
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 25
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 silently 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; who are the targets of God's grace imputations that support all of mankind.
We are presently noting the supergrace blessings that God imputes to winner believers who have advanced to spiritual maturity. We noted that the Biblical nomenclature for "supergrace" comes from the phrase "megas charis" that is translated "greater grace" in James 4:6;
Last time we noted that the power of the supergrace believer whose thinking is controlled by with maximum doctrine in the soul is described in Eph 6:10;
We saw that the phrase "Being strengthened by means of God's power" (NET) refers to the power of God's Word of truth that under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit controls the thinking of the believer who has the doctrinal capacity to function in supergrace.
Rational thinking based on God's Word of truth is critical to proper function God's protocol plan for the church age believer.
The blessings of supergrace include capacity for life, love, happiness, blessing, and total appreciation to God that is expressed in thanksgiving.
Supergrace includes sharing the perfect happiness of God because of one's focus on and occupation with Christ and His objective to fulfill the Word of God for His unique humanity. Luke 11:28; Heb 10:7; Mark 14:36;
Capacity to think with God's viewpoint establishes the ability to face undeserved suffering in life, the ability to correctly interpret contemporary history, and the ability to correctly evaluate current events in the context of God's Word of truth.
Thinking from God's viewpoint establishes freedom from slavery to circumstances in life and enables creative thinking that enable the believer to rapidly adapt to changing circumstances in the devil's world.
The supergrace believers are the greatest innovators in time of historical disaster because they understand how God's grace works and how to exploit it. When faced with adverse situations they possess tranquility of soul that enables them to think clearly and objectively that results in making good decisions from a position of strength.
Their thinking includes grace orientation, freedom orientation, authority orientation, and common sense. This thinking establishes a complete sense of security in times of prosperity or disaster.
The temporal blessings of supergrace can include wealth that is either received or acquired. The nations where Christianity advanced including SPQR, Spain, Portugal, France, Holland, England and the USA presently possess this wealth or have momentum from possessing it.
This is the prosperity that is often denigrated as "white privilege" by satan's ignorant minions who have rejected God's word and His grace policy and as a result are functioning under God's discipline in the arrogance and evil of satan's cosmic system. Hosea 4:6; Prov 3:34a;
Supergrace can include professional prosperity that involves the possession of influence, leadership dynamics, success, promotion, and recognition in one's sphere of life.
This is the principle that when God promotes you, you are qualified for the job and have the capacity from God's Word of truth to assume responsibility and authority with grace and humility and without emotional inspiration or false motivation.
It can include social prosperity including being married to one's right man or woman, technical prosperity or mental prosperity that provides the capacity to think, and concentrate, cultural prosperity with maximum enjoyment of the arts, including literature, music, history and drama.
It includes establishment prosperity from living in a client nation where one enjoys freedom, privacy, and the enforcement of law by the legitimate civil authority of the nation that protect life and property from criminality and reprisal.
These freedoms are lost as the citizens of the client nation lose rational thought from God's Word of truth. Without truth the citizens become irrational and the nation devolves into mob rule because while the people still have freedom and prosperity they have no capacity for it because they have no humility from grace, no rational doctrinal thought and no authority orientation. Prov 28:18; NET note 56
Long life along with good health is another blessing that God often gives to supergrace believers. Prov 3:13-18;
Supergrace includes blessing by association. Blessing accrues to those who are around or associated with a mature believer. They are blessed either by God directly or indirectly as a result of the overflow of the supergrace blessings that God conveys to the winner believer. Supergrace believers also share their blessings with others.
These peripheral areas of blessing by association include loved ones, business associates, friends and those who attend the same local assembly. These blessings also extend geographically to the supergrace believer's city, state and nation.
In 2Tim 1:5; Paul uses Timothy's family as example of the intergenerational conveyance of these blessings.
The mature believer carries his generation. He stabilizes his generation and becomes a stabilizer for future generations. The ebb and flow of historical trends do not disturb the winner believer's tranquility or historical impact.
Under the principle of we can do nothing against the truth but only for the truth (2Cor 13:8;)The supergrace believer is always on the right side of historical circumstances while the believer who rejects God's Word of truth is always on the wrong side of historical circumstances.
Believers who reject God's Word of truth are caught up in the disasters of history and along with them are swept into personal disaster. But supergrace believers ride on the crest of the wave of God's grace blessing and as a result rise above national and historical disasters.
Supergrace includes dying blessings or dying grace. During human history every believer has a choice between being positive to the doctrine contained in God's Word and receiving dying grace, or being negative to doctrine and dying the sin unto death.
Believing the truth contained in God's Word removes the curse of sin and death with its pain and fear. Dying grace is maximum blessing and prosperity while the sin unto death is maximum discipline and adversity.
The perfect happiness of the supergrace believer in time is exceeded by the possession of God's happiness dying grace. The winner believer therefore has the best of life, better in dying, and better than the best for all of eternity.
This principle is expressed in Psa 116:15; "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones."
Supergrace involves the believer's opportunity to glorify God through undeserved suffering for blessing.
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