Class Notes: 7/9/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 76
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.
When we stopped last time we had noted that a major function of the spiritual life is the use of the problem solving devices. The problem solving devices are developed and arrayed in the believer's soul from the extrapolation of metabolized doctrine under the mentorship of God the Holy Spirit.
The unbelieving cannot understand or deploy this system because it only operates on the basis of faith and grace. God's grace targets God's Word in the person who believes. The advancing spiritual believer is therefore an enigma to those who do not believe. 1Cor 2:10-16;
You are the only one who can use your spiritual life. You cannot function on the spiritual life of another person. One of the greatest failures believers make is to try to make role models out of other people. God intends for your unique personality to function in your unique spiritual life with the result that you are who you are and no one else.
This means that whatever benefits may accrue as the result of counseling or being counseled are not part of your spiritual life. Whatever benefits are derived from psychotherapy or psychoanalysis are not the function of the spiritual life. Many people benefit from these things but they are not the spiritual life.
Psychiatry is not bad but since its techniques also work the unbeliever it is not a part of the spiritual life. It is help that may be obtained outside of the spiritual life.
Your spiritual life is not functioning if you blame your failures on your childhood, your parents, your environment or any of the many other factors of the details of life. The only legitimate response to failure in the spiritual life is 1John 1:9; followed by Gal 5:16; and 2Pet 3:18;
The spiritual life is based exclusively on metabolized doctrine circulating in the stream of consciousness by means of the filling and mentorship ministries of God the Holy Spirit.
Metabolized doctrine can only be applied under the filling ministry of God the Holy Spirit. Those who say that doctrine doesn't work have chosen to short circuit the process of waiting on the Lord through faith rest by committing personal sin before God has chosen to resolve the problem.
The believer who consistently and persistently uses their spiritual life to advance to spiritual self-esteem, spiritual autonomy, and spiritual maturity glorifies God and does so exclusively from the use of spiritual assets received from God that are available from and revealed exclusively in God's Word of truth.
As long as the believer is alive, there is no substitute for Bible doctrine circulating in the stream of consciousness, and there never will be a substitute for the problem solving devices.
Your spiritual life is the application of Bible doctrine to your situation through the problem solving devices that are arrayed on the FLOT line of your soul and winners consistently choose to deploy the problem solving devices and wait on God rather than trying to solve the problem with the power of their OSN.
This brings us to a study of the problem solving devices but before we go there we need to look at how God solves problems under the doctrine of the problem solving of God because God's problem solving is the precedence for all problem solving.
God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit all share the same characteristics: sovereignty, righteousness, justice, love, eternal life, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, immutability, and veracity.
God possesses three different categories of love. Each member of the Trinity loves the other two members of the Trinity with perfect personal love because they all possess perfect righteousness.
The object of God's personal love must have God's perfect righteousness. This is why one of the 40 things believers receive at the moment of salvation is the imputation of God's perfect righteousness. 2Cor 5:21;
Each member of the Trinity loves His own righteousness. Perfect righteousness is the basis of God's divine self-esteem. From His self-esteem, God has perfect integrity love for spiritually dead mankind who in his fallen state only has relative righteousness, Isa 64:6; Rom 3:10-18;
Unconditional integrity love emphasizes the virtue of the subject rather than the virtue of the object. God's unconditional integrity Love for fallen mankind is expressed in John 3:16; Rom 5:8; God loves mankind because of who He is not because of who man is.
There never has been a problem that God did not have the solution for. Eternal perfect God has the solution for every problem that has or ever will exist. All problems are created by the negative volition of God's created beings both mankind and angelic.
The greatest problem in life is not having a relationship with God because this means no salvation, no eternal life and no hope. We can understand how God solves problems by examining this single biggest problem.
God starts solving a problem by first isolating the problem. God isolated the problem of man's sinfulness through the divine decree long before He created man. He used His omniscience to record all of the sins that the entire human race would commit in their fallen state.
The second thing God did to solve the problem of man's sinfulness was to isolate the problem in time by establishing a barrier between Himself and sinful mankind. This separation is defined in the doctrine of total depravity.
This means that God set it up so that there was nothing mankind could ever do to solve his problem of separation from God. Only God could solve this problem. Rom 5:6;
God solved the problem of mankind's sins when they were judged in the person of Jesus Christ on the Cross. At that point in time the barrier between God and man was removed. Jesus Christ came to earth with the express purpose of being the only solution to the problem.
There is no other solution for this except God's solution. All sins were imputed to Christ and judged by God the Father. "He who knew no sin was made sin as our substitute."
God removed the barrier of sin between God and mankind. God the Father imputed all sins to Christ and functioned as judge. Our Lord carried our sins in His own body on the Cross 1Pet 2:24;
Mankind participates in the solution God provided for him by expressing non- meritorious faith in Jesus Christ. Mankind crosses the barrier through faith in Christ.
All divine solutions function on the basis of non-meritorious positive volition (faith) because they function on the basis of grace. Eph 2:8-9;
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