Class Notes: 7/2/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 74
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 have been discussing the doctrine of church age spirituality that is based on the indwelling and filling ministries of God the Holy Spirit.
We noted that since God's plan of grace and human works are mutually exclusive when human power and divine power are mixed the result is legalism that becomes the basis of some system of fake spirituality that some people accept but God does not.
The major reason for the decline in the client nation is that too many pastors are failing to teach the principles of true spirituality which leaves believers with nothing but fake spirituality as the basis for their spiritual life.
This places the client nation in at risk under the principle of as goes the believer so goes the client nation. When the believer fails the client nation fails.
When we stopped last time we had noted that fake spirituality by emotion makes a false god out of one's emotions.
Phil 3:18-19; "For many walk, concerning whom I have communicated to you many times, and now continue communicating even though weeping, they are the enemies of the cross of Christ,
v19 whose destiny is destruction, whose god is their emotion, and whose fame is in their dishonor, who keep thinking about earthly things."
The believer whose emotion has become their god is functioning under OSN control of the soul in a state of moral or immoral degeneracy.
Emotional ecstatics is an overpowering exaltation of feeling of rapturous delight that creates a false sense of power where believers imagines that they have attained a personal sense of destiny or a status of spiritual maturity when the reality is they are in a state of emotional revolt of the soul.
Emotional ecstatics represents a maximum wish or the fulfillment of a dream of the believer that is not related to the filling of the Holy Spirit, Bible Doctrine or function in God's protocol plan for the church.
Ecstatics emphasizes experience over doctrine and emotion over rational thought. Emotional tension that is an expression of dread, dissatisfaction, and restlessness is counterproductive to spiritual development.
Anxiety, as an emotional sin, is a heightened or disrupted tension that is an emotional state with no cognition of Bible doctrine. Prolonged emotional tension results in panic that is an exaggerated form of fear.
Insecurity is derived from emotional fear that comes from a lack of spiritual self-esteem and the thinking of Bible doctrine being blacked out.
None of these are a product of the PMA of God's Word of truth under the mentorship of God the Holy Spirit that results in a life of integrity love that casts out all fear.
Believers are the new spiritual species that comprise God's royal family and are in partnership with God the Holy Spirit for the purpose of developing unit integrity, Phil 2:2; Our part of the partnership is our positive volition to God's Word.
When we are positive to Bible doctrine God the Holy Spirit teaches us that we are totally dependent upon Him and that our lives are related to Christ when we think with the "mind" or thinking of Christ with the result that we glorify God by advancing to spiritual maturity by the application of Jesus' thinking. Phil 4:6-8;
Believers must learn to recognize the difference between the power, the means, and the results of the spiritual life.
The power of the spiritual life is the filling ministry of God the Holy Spirit inside the spiritual power system and Bible doctrine in stream or consciousness in soul of the believer.
The power of the Holy Spirit is stated in Acts 1:8; We lose the power of the Holy Spirit when we reject His mentorship through personal sin. We regain the power of the Holy Spirit when we recover by acknowledging any known sin to God.
In order to advance spiritually you must log more time under the filling ministry of God the Holy Spirit than you log under the influence of the OSN.
Complying with God the Holy Spirit or "yielding" is a result of spirituality, not the means. You "yield" to, or comply with God the Holy Spirit by being persistently filled with the spirit with the result that you walk by means of the Spirit.
Divine guidance, learning God's Word, and production in the Christian life are result of being filled with and walking by means of the spirit not the means.
Thinking and application of God's Word aka Bible Doctrine that God the Holy Spirit recalls to the believer's thinking also empowers the Christian life.
The means of production in the spiritual life is the application of God's Word of truth aka the mind of Christ aka Bible doctrine to experience under the mentorship of God the Holy Spirit.
The spiritual life of the believer is based on what the Bible calls the "heart" or the right lobe of the soul that circulates metabolized doctrine in the seven compartments of the stream of consciousness.
In the Bible the Greek word translated "heart" is kardia, the Hebrew word translated heart is "labe."
The two concepts of the spiritual life are related to the "heart." The absolute concept of the spiritual life is the function of the filling and mentorship of God the Holy Spirit for the spiritual perception or understanding of doctrine.
The relative concept of the spiritual life is the amount of doctrine that is actually circulating in the stream of consciousness that is available for application through the problem solving devices as wisdom. The "heart" is the location where this metabolized doctrine is stored.
God's Word refers to doctrine in the left lobe of the soul or "nous" as "gnosis." Gnosis is academic understanding of doctrine that has no spiritual connotation or potential for application until it is transferred to the heart (into the stream of consciousness) where it becomes what God Word refers to in the Greek as "epignosis" and in the Hebrew as "chokmah."
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