Class Notes: 4/19/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 57
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 command in Eph 5:18; to keep on being filled by means of the spirit. We noted that 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;
We also noted that the passive voice explains that God the Holy Spirit performs the action of the verb at the moment we acknowledge any known sin. This means that the condition of being filled by means of the Spirit is accomplished by God the Holy Spirit at the moment that we comply with the mandate in. 1John 1:9;
Power from metabolized doctrine is necessary for the divine viewpoint, spiritual growth, and momentum that manufactures the invisible hero who becomes a winner in God's plan for their life. The winner manifests Christ and magnifies God. Eph 2:10; Col 1:27;
Eph 5:18; The present tense of "pleroo" is an iterative present that is a present tense of repeated action. It describes action that occurs at successive or various intervals of time.
It does not infer that we are always filled with the Spirit because when we succumb to temptation and sin, we are ejected from God's spiritual power system with the result that we are cast into satan's cosmic system just like Adam and the woman were ejected from the Garden of Eden. Gen 3:23-24;
In the case of too many believers today, this could be called a tendential present tense referring to an action contemplated, proposed, or attempted, but that definitely is not happening because of believer's ignorance of God's grace policy and His plan for spirituality by grace and faith alone.
The problem today is that too many believers do not know that answer to the question, "After salvation, what?" The correct answer to that question is that after salvation stop sinning and keep on being completely filled with or by means of the Spirit and keep on walking by means of the Spirit. Eph 5:18; Gal 5:16;
Eph 5:18; Because of the imperative mood, this can also be construed as a durative present tense, also known as the progressive present for an action in progress or a state of persistence that describes the believer with positive volition who is complying with the command.
The passive voice indicates that the believer receives the action of the verb from God the Holy Spirit. This occurs in two ways: first, at salvation, God the Holy Spirit enters every new believer into His operational spiritual power system.
This is one of His seven ministries that occur at salvation .
Second, when believers who have been ejected from God's spiritual power system because of personal sin use God's non-meritorious grace based reentry procedure, the problem solving device of rebound to be restored.
In both cases the believer receives the action of the verb on the basis of grace and faith totally apart from any human merit or human good.
It is grace and faith alone, no system of human good in the form of guilt, penance or reform is involved.
The imperative mood of command is a mandate to enter and remain in God's spiritual power system, and when you are not to recover by simply acknowledging any known sin to God alone.
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