Class Notes: 4/12/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 56
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 Greek word "homologeo" in 1John 1:9; that means to admit, confess, acknowledge, name or cite as a witness in front of a judge in a courtroom.
All that is needed is a simple statement of fact. No emotion, no guilt or remorse is necessary.
In fact more often than not emotion is detrimental to the process because self-righteous evil human do-gooders can manipulate a weak believer's emotion of guilt into a perceived "need" for the production of human good in the form of penance or some kind of human good.
The mandate is for the believer to simply recognize and specify a sin that they have committed that they can they remember with the understanding that God has already judged that sin in Jesus' body on the cross.
The out of fellowship believer produces the action of the verb by simply naming any known sin to God with the result that the potential subjunctive is satisfied by the believer's free will choice to comply with God's mandate for the believer to take responsibility for the sin that they committed.
The work necessary for and potential for forgiveness was already accomplished in the judgment and substutionary spiritual death of Jesus Christ on the cross.
Believers simply name a sin that God has already judged and condemned and as beneficiaries of God's grace policy are forgiven and purified of all known and unknown wrongdoing."
He is faithful" means God always does exactly the same thing without variation because He judged every sin that would ever be committed in Jesus Christ on the cross.
God is righteous, for forgiving our sins means that doing so does not compromise His perfect righteousness. This is possible because that sin along with every other sin was already judged and the penalty of death paid for by Jesus Christ during the three hours of darkness on the cross.
He "cleanses us from all unrighteousness" means we are cleansed from all the sins of ignorance we have committed to that point. Unknown sins are forgiven at the same moment that we confess any sin we can recall.
This forgiveness and purification completely restores the believer from satan's cosmic system into God's spiritual power system experientially. Additional passages that address this principle include: 1Cor 11:31; "If we judge ourselves, we shall not be judged."
Before we partake of the communion elements that represent Jesus' work on the cross, we search our souls and evaluate ourselves and if any sin is found we simply acknowledge it to God alone before we partake of the elements.
We simply acknowledge any sin that we discover with the result that we will not be judged for it or any other sin.
Eph 5:14-17; "Wake up, sleeper! Rise up from the dead (rebound from temporal death in satan's cosmic system), and Christ will shine on you.
v15 Therefore, be alert regarding accuracy of how you walk, not as foolish ones but as wise ones;
v16 buying back the time because the days are evil
v17 Therefore, stop being ignorant and instead start understanding what the will of God is." ( The phrase "stop being ignorant and instead start understanding" is in the imperative mood.)
Eph 5:18; "And stop being drunk with wine which is dissipation, but instead start and keep on being filled with (controlled by) the Spirit." (Again the "stop," "start" phrase is in the imperative mood.)
In verse 18, the present passive imperative of the Greek word "pleroo" that is translated "filled" has several meanings.
It means to fill up a deficiency so it refers to the filling of the Holy Spirit inside God's spiritual power system filling up the deficiency that the natural human being has regarding understanding and complying with God's mandates.
It means to fully possess so it means that the filling of the Holy Spirit provides the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit provides the Divine power that is required you to execute God's plan for your life.
The Christian way of life is a supernatural way of life that demands a supernatural means of execution. It can only be executed with the power provided by God the Holy Spirit.
It means to fill up with a specific quality. The filling of the Spirit provides the quality of power that is necessary for residence and function inside God's spiritual power system. God's power is the only quality that is sufficient.
It means to fully influence. The filling of the Spirit inside God's spiritual power system influences the believer and enables the production of metabolized doctrine. Phil 2:13;
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