Class Notes: 12/11/2016
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 26
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 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 just like Jesus Christ did. 1John 4:17;
The only time that God has the opportunity to bless believers with pressure, disaster, and undeserved suffering for blessing as a means of demonstrating to satan and the fallen angels that the truth contained in Bible doctrine can handle any situation is during our physical life in the devil's evil world in unglorified sin nature infused mortal bodies of death.
With suffering for blessing God turns the curse of sin and death into eternal blessing by enabling us to glorify Him from our status of total inability and weakness.
This is an enigma because God is pouring His power into our weakness. 2Cor 4:5-11;
Using His immutable Word, God gives us the opportunity and ability to handle suffering in the devil's world and turn it into blessing, Rom 8:18; 2Cor 4:17-18; Rom 8:28;
Mature believers can determine from the recall of God's Word in their thinking when the suffering they are encountering is undeserved suffering for blessing. 2Cor 12:9-10;
The supergrace believer's ability to handle undeserved suffering glorifies God and it is entered into evidence against Satan during his appeal of God's sentence for the fallen angels to be consigned to the eternal lake of fire.
God uses undeserved suffering to keep the believer's focus on God and His eternal Word Rev 2:10; 2Cor 12:9-10; Matt 24:35;
Undeserved suffering teaches us the value of God's Word of truth, Psa 119:67-71. Undeserved suffering is designed to manifest the ministry of God the Holy Spirit in our mortal body, 2Cor 4:8-11;
Undeserved suffering is designed to strengthen the believer's thinking from doctrinal viewpoint (faith) and occupy the believer with eternal values rather than temporal values, Rom 8:36; Rom 5:3-5; 2Cor 4:17-18;
After salvation God's objective for every believer is to advance to supergrace, 1Tim 2:3-4; Eph 3:16-19.
This means that the advance to supergrace must have top priority in the believer's scale of values, Phil 3:4-8.
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