Class Notes: 3/22/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 50
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 that is based on the indwelling and filling ministries of God the Holy Spirit.
When we stopped last time we were noting 2Cor 3:17-18; where we see that freedom is the product of the ministry of God the Holy Spirit because He teaches us God's Word of truth that is the source of all freedom.
The result of the disclosure that the Holy Spirit enables is that Jesus Christ becomes your best friend so you move into the problem solving state of occupation with Christ because you think like Christ when you think God's Word of truth that is comprised of the thinking of Christ.
This is "seeing" the glory of the Lord in the mirror of God's Word. We look into God's Word of truth aka the Bible to perceive the Lord's glory because it discloses and therefore reflects the glory of His thinking.
As we perceive our Lord Jesus Christ through the process studying God's Word of truth we are transformed into an image of the humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ because He is the manifestation of God's grace and God's Word. John 1:14;
2Cor 3:18; "From glory to glory" refers to going from the glory of the Spirit filled humanity of Christ in God's prototype spiritual power system to the glory of the Spirit filled mature believer who executes the protocol plan of God inside God's operational spiritual power system. This is how God creates winners.
Eph 3:16; "That He may give you on the basis of the riches of His glory to become strong by means of power through His Spirit in your inner being."
The riches of Christ's glory that empowers Church Age believers includes things that God had never previously disclosed to mankind prior to Jesus' life on the earth in unglorified humanity inside the prototype spiritual power system.
Jesus was the first to ever use this system because He was the one who pioneered and perfected it. Heb 12:2; NET
Eph 3:16; "The riches of His glory" includes the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the protocol plan of God, a portfolio of invisible assets, a royal priesthood, a royal ambassadorship, and the mystery doctrine of the Church Age.
These riches also include the indwelling of the Trinity, the unique availability of divine power, the unlimited potential of a dispensation of historical trends and no prophecy and the invisible heroship of the Church Age believer who takes advantage of these grace provisions and deploys them into their thinking thereby becoming a winner in God's plan of grace.
"Becoming strong" means being filled with the mind of Christ under the mentorship of God the Holy Spirit that results in persistent residence and function inside God's operational spiritual power system.
The power that is acquired is the doctrinal momentum that results from living in the power of the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit inside the operational spiritual power system that directs your thinking with God's Word of truth.
Thinking Divine viewpoint from God's Word of truth is spiritual power under the principle of "as a man thinks in his heart so he is."
Believing God's Word of truth aka faith aka Bible doctrine is the invisible tangible evidence that makes what is visible possible. Heb 11:1,3; KJV NET It is the unseen reality that holds together what is seen. Col 1:17; "He precedes all things and holds all things together."
The challenge to believers is to lock on to truth and to indefatigably hold onto it regardless of how much pressure is directed against it from the propaganda and false news generated by those who subscribe to satan's public lie.
Truth is always vindicated because God is truth and God always vindicates himself even though He often waits a very long time to do so because he uses the lie against those who manufacture it to expose their malfeasance and destroy them with their own evil doing. 2Cor 13:8; Psa 7:16; Psa 94:23;
Spiritual power comes through the teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit that functions inside the God's spiritual power system. John 14:26; John 16:12-14; 1Cor 2:9-16;
This is why the filling of the Holy Spirit is the basis for spiritual freedom. Gal 5:1; "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Keep standing fast, therefore, and do not be entangled again in the yoke of slavery (OSN control of the soul aka carnality)."
Gal 5:13-18; "For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh (OSN), but through virtue-love serve one another.
v14 For the entire Law has been summed up in one doctrine, namely this, `You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
v15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware that you are not destroyed by one another.
v16 Therefore, I command you: keep walking by means of the Spirit, and you will not carry out the lust patterns of the flesh (OSN).
Gal 5:17; For the flesh (OSN) desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit is against the flesh (OSN) for these are constantly opposed to one another, so that you may not do the things you wish to do.
v18 But if the Spirit keeps on leading you and he does, you are not under the Law."
The Greek word "agesthe" that is translated "led" in the NASB is in the present tense, passive voice, and indicative mood. The indicative mood is a statement of fact so a first class condition of "if," (if and its true) is established.
The passive voice tells us that the Holy Spirit is the source of the action and the present tense tells us the action is continuous.
That is why I have translated the Greek word "agesthe" "keeps on leading you and He does."
With this in view the entire verse could be translated "If the Spirit keeps on leading you and He does you are not under the Law." The freedom we have is not from human power it is God's power.
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