Class Notes: 2/22/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 43
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 doctrine of church age spirituality. When we stopped last time we were noting the various functions of the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
We noted that the filling of the Holy Spirit results in the residence, momentum, and function inside God's spiritual power system under the Holy Spirit's enabling power may be classified as the Church Age believer in partnership with the Holy Spirit. God provides the power, we provide positive volition. Eph 4:3-4; Phil 2:2;
The mentorship aspect of the filling of the Holy Spirit results in cognition of God's Word of truth, John 14:26; John 16:12-14; 1Cor 2:9-16;
The experiential aspect of the filling of the Holy Spirit results in imitation of the unglorified humanity of Christ as He functioned in the dispensation of the Hypostatic Union, Eph 5:1; Gal 4:19; Gal 5:22-23.
God is glorified when we make the volitional choice to operate under His power in our mortal sin infused body. John 7:39; John 16:14; 1Cor 6:19-20;
The filling of the Holy Spirit results in Christ being magnified in the inner life of the believer by means of God's Word of truth, Eph 3:16-17; Phil 1:20-21, and manifested before men in the overt visible life of the believer as God's Word of truth is deployed. 2Cor 3:3;
The filling of the Spirit results in the believer being guided and assured regarding the protocol plan of God, Rom 8:14-16.
The filling of the Holy Spirit is the only way mankind can worship God. John 4:24; Phil 3:3.
The filling of the Holy Spirit results in the production of divine good, 1Cor 3:12-14; including effective witnessing, Acts 1:8; and effective prayer, Eph 6:18.
We see from this that without the filling of the Holy Spirit, there can be no contentment, no personal sense of destiny, no occupation with Christ, therefore, no peace and no tranquility or happiness in life.
Under the principle of volitional responsibility, grieving and quenching the Holy Spirit guarantees a life filled with self-induced misery under the principles of you can do nothing against the truth but only for the truth, of sewing to the wind and reaping the whirlwind, and the principle that even the negative volition (wrath) of mankind will praise God.
If you are not content with what you have right now, you will never be content with anything that you will have in the future.
Contentment is based on the filling of the Holy Spirit and the inculcation of God's Word of truth. God's Word and the filling of the Holy Spirit operate in tandem so you cannot possess one without the other.
Contentment is not based on human prosperity, wealth, approbation, or success it is based on capacity for life from the filling of the Holy Spirit and a viewpoint based on absolute truth from thinking from God's perspective.
Without adjustment to God's Word of truth arrogant discontents become arrogant malcontents who justify their anger and vituperation by asserting victim status and blaming others for their problems.
If every wish, dream, and desire of your soul were given to you without the filling of the Spirit and a worldview from God's Word of truth you would still be discontented and miserable.
This is the principle of there are no advantage to the advantages without the advantage. This is what we see in our country today.
© Copyright 2019, Michael Lemmon Bible Ministries. World Rights Reserved.