Class Notes: 2/5/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 38
Lam 3:21-25; I recall this (doctrine) 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 and the reason that God continues to support the human race.
We are now in a segment where we are discussing the ultimate winner in God's plan, our Lord Jesus Christ. The passage in Heb 12:2; establishes Jesus as the pioneer and perfecter of faith (the doctrine) because He was the first one to deploy the spiritual power system that became the spiritual power system for the Church Age.
Last time we noted that the power of the sustaining ministry of God the Holy Spirit was part of the kenosis protocol for Jesus' unglorified humanity.
Isaiah prophesied that a spiritual power system would come where he stated that God the Holy Spirit would indwell a human and fill the soul. Jesus Christ was the first to receive this ministry. Isa 11:1-3; Isa 42:1; Isa 61:1;
This was the ministry of God the Holy Spirit that started with His conception, Matt 1:20; and was subsequently never restricted or interrupted in any way. John 3:34;
The filling ministry of the Holy Spirit is related to Jesus' baptism. Matt 3:16; and His public ministry, Matt 12:18, 28; Luke 4:14-15;
The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit sustained Jesus Christ while He was bearing our sins on the cross and continued as the agent in His resurrection, 1Pet 3:18; Rom 8:11;
This same ministry and power were given to the Church so you have this same power. This means that every church age believer receives this power the moment they believe that Jesus is the Son of God. John 7:38-39; John 16:13-14; John 1:17; 2Cor 3:1-3; Eph 3:16-17;
This is the power that belongs exclusively to Church Age believers who because of their union with Christ are a new spiritual species. Gal 6:15; 2Cor 5:17; Col 3:10; Eph 2:10;
This brings us to a study of the doctrine of church age spirituality because the winner understands what spirituality is and what it is not. We will see that spirituality is not only related to what you do, but how and why you do what you do.
We will also see that God defines what spirituality is and what it isn't. Satan has deceived the world into believing that there is no single correct way to live. Satan's multicultural lie is that all cultures and belief systems are equally acceptable.
The truth is that there is only ONE way to a relationship with God and that is exclusively by faith in Jesus Christ. John 14:6; Acts 4:12; John 3:16,18,36;
God is perfect so there can be no contradictions in His perfect plan. The problem is that we (mankind) are imperfect. The technical theological term for this status of imperfection is depravity.
This means that in our state of depravity we need something from God so that we can function in His perfect plan. That something from God is the spiritual power system that Jesus pioneered and perfected in His unglorified humanity under the kenosis protocol.
All contradictions are the result of negative volition that is expressed as sin, human good and dead works that are parlayed into the dead works of human good and evil. This is what mankind produces by default when functioning outside of God's perfect plan.
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