Class Notes: 6/4/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 67
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; 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 that the Christian way of life is a supernatural way of life that demands a supernatural means of execution. 1Cor 2:1-16;
The availability of divine power gives every Church Age believer equal privilege and opportunity to execute God's plan, will, and purpose. Every believer has exactly the same power, plan, purpose available for them to fulfill the directive will of God.
Eph 3:16; "Now to Him who is able to do infinitely more than we could ever ask or even imagine on the basis of the power that works for us."
1Cor 2:5, "That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of man but in the power of God."
2 Pet 1:3, "Seeing His divine power has given to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the metabolized doctrine from Him who called us to His own glory and virtue."
2Cor 4:7, "For we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the surpassing greatness of His power may be from God and not from ourselves."
Matt 22:29, "Jesus answered and said to them, `You are constantly being deceived, not knowing the Scripture; therefore, you do not know the power of God.'"
The following are some principles regarding Divine power. God is perfect; therefore, His plan is perfect. A perfect plan demands a perfect system of execution.
The only perfect power available is the omnipotence of God that is equally available to every Church Age believer to execute God's plan, directive will, and purpose.
The omnipotent power of God the Holy Spirit is designed to execute the protocol plan of God for the Church, and this power is available to every believer who resides inside the operational type spiritual power system.
Life inside the spiritual power system is equivalent to using the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit for the execution of the protocol plan for the Church.
Inside the spiritual power system, the Holy Spirit is the teacher of the mystery doctrine of the Church Age. This is the doctrine that is required for the Church Age believer to execute the protocol plan that results in the glorification of God.
The power of God the Holy Spirit brought to us to Jesus Christ in salvation and made possible our new birth-the creation of our human spirit. The same divine power is available to us for understanding the mystery doctrine of the Church Age and executing the protocol plan of God. This same power is the power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead.
Outside the spiritual power system, the believer functions on human power and ability. This means that outside of God's power system believers cannot execute the protocol plan of God even if they want to and they don't want to even if they think they do.
Divine power and human power are mutually exclusive. The omnipotence of God is the supernatural means of executing God's supernatural plan. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit is related to three grace factors that enable in the function of God's plan in our lives.
The three grace factors are the filling of the Spirit inside God's spiritual power system, the cognition of Bible doctrine while we are filled with the Spirit that automatically results in its metabolization and application, and the function of spiritual gifts under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit inside God's spiritual power system.
The overriding principle of God's grace system is that God's omnipotence does everything for the believer in Jesus Christ and believers have to learn how to deploy God's system in order to become invisible heroes who are the winners of time and eternity.
The omnipotence of God the Father provides the encouragement for the Christian through His grace policy and divine provision of our portfolio of invisible assets.
The omnipotence of God the Son provides the necessary historical environment for the believer to execute the protocol plan for the Church.
The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit provides the enabling power inside the spiritual power system for the execution of God's plan.
The only thing that prevents God's power system from operating is the rejection of God's Word of truth because of failure to believe it. Matt 13:58; Mark 6:6; Mark 16:14; Heb 3:19; Heb 3:12;
We have noted God's plan of grace and human works are mutually exclusive. This means that when human power and divine power are mixed the result is legalism that becomes the basis of some system of fake spirituality.
Legalism is defined as the strictness in conforming to a code of deeds, observances, or dead works as a means of complying with God's mandates.
Legalism is the attempt to be spiritual by works or taboos and it originates from a combination of self-righteous arrogance and subjective self-justification.
Legalism is a trend of the sin nature that results in the moral degeneracy and the production of human good and evil.
Legalism is produced by believers who substitute the arrogance of function inside satan's cosmic system in Christian moral degeneracy for the humility of complying with God's mandate to be filled with the spirit.
Fake spirituality can function in many different ways including the attempt to imitate someone who you admire who is perceived as being "spiritual." This is when a believer uses another person as a role model and results in being focused on people instead of Jesus Christ.
It can also involve associating with the superficial speech patterns, mannerisms or activities of another believer rather than being focused on Jesus Christ by compliance with God's Word that results in being filled of the Spirit.
Just because some person you admire and regard as "spiritual" does something a certain way does not mean they do it because they are spiritual.
Believers must differentiate between personality and spirituality. God uses all different types of people with different personalities and there is no such thing as a "spiritual" personality.
A principle to remember is that what the unbeliever can do is not spiritual because from God's point of view an unbeliever cannot be spiritual.
This means that true spirituality is generally related to why and how something is done rather than to what is done. Spirituality is doing a right thing for the right reason in a right way. Phil 2:13;
Believers who do not understand the concept of being filled with the spirit have tendencies to adopt cultural, traditional, or social taboos and use compliance those taboos a basis for their fake spirituality.
In this system of fake spirituality legalistic self-righteous believers and unbelievers establish taboos or traditions that are not factors in the Christian spiritual life.
A taboo is defined as a forbidden activity that is proscribed by an uninformed untaught religious group or individual that is not specifically defined as a forbidden activity in God's Word of truth.
Taboos superimpose legalism on believers as though they were mandates from God. Most taboos are mandated on the basis of human arrogance, self-righteous self-justification, and prejudice.
This means that taboos are never a legitimate issue in spirituality. The Bible is specific about forbidding sin, but taboos are not sins.
Legalistic taboos include "Sabbath" observance, which means you must treat Sunday as the Jewish Sabbath. This idea originates from the failure to distinguish between God's ritual plan for Israel and God's protocol plan for the Church Age.
Other popular legalistic taboos include: do not drink, do not dance, do not go to movies, do not smoke, do not gamble, etc. These things may cause health problems or in some cases be social unacceptable, but doing them does not indicate a lack of the filling of the Spirit.
A modern taboo is global warming aka global climate change because there is no measurable global warming. Anyone who rejects the global climate change taboo is considered to be an evil heathen.
Global climate change is a taboo that many uninformed people subscribe to religiously but God's Word clearly states that Jesus Christ is in full control of any climate change that may be occurring. Col 1:17; and that man is mandated to subdue the earth in its fallen state for the benefit of the human race. Gen 1:28;
The Hebrew word translated "subdue" is "kibosh" or "kabash" that means to bring something completely under control. In Gen 1:28; God commanded man to put the "kibosh" on the planet. God did not tell man to save the planet.
God's Word describes those who subscribe and promote and observe taboos as a system of fake spirituality in. 2Tim 3:1-9;
Weather or not they know it everyone who promotes "international solutions" for global warming/climate change is serving satan because they are promoting satan's primary objective of weakening and destroying the autonomy of the nations in order to establish an international government over the entire planet. Isa 14:12;d
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