Class Notes: 3/26/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 51
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 the battle that perpetually exists between the OSN and the Holy Spirit in the believer's soul.
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."
This means that it is God who maintains our freedom. We do not have the power to maintain it.
Since God keeps on providing our freedom He does not provide it for us to do anything we want to do. God provides us with the freedom to serve God.
This means We are free to learn Bible doctrine through the filling of the Holy Spirit, to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, and serve the body of Christ through the use of our spiritual gift.
This divinely provided freedom that provides equal privilege and opportunity to execute God's supernatural plan that depends entirely on God's power is only provided to believers during the Church Age. Gal 3:22-28;
Walking by means of the Spirit refers to the volitional choice to apply God's Word of truth moment-by-moment, day-by-day to the circumstances of life under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit.
Gal 5:22-23; "But the production of the Spirit is virtue-love, happiness, capacity for prosperity (peace), patience, integrity, generosity, faithfulness, humility, self-discipline; against such things there is no law."
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