Class Notes: 9/13/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 95;The portfolio of invisible spiritual assets
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Lam 3:21-25; I recall this (God's Word of truth) 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 one of the reason why God continues to support the human race in the devil's world.
We are now in a study of the portfolio of invisible assets that God provides for every believer on the basis of Jesus' work on the cross.
These assets are conveyed to believers on the basis of grace and faith at salvation as salvation grace, after salvation as logistical grace and in spiritual maturity as the escrow as of supergace and ultra supergrace. James 4:6; Eph 2:7;
Last time we noted that election is the expression of God's sovereignty that was made in eternity past for every Church Age believer. God's sovereignly wills for you to personally have His highest and the best. Election expresses God's desire by providing you with equal privilege and equal opportunity. 1Tim 2:4;
In election, God gives every believer everything that is necessary to fulfill His plan, execute His directive will and glorify Him with the result that they are blessed beyond their wildest imagination. Eph 3:20;
The universal priesthood of the Church Age believer is established by the equal privilege of election. This shows that God's plan for Church Age believers, as members of God's royal family, is completely and totally unique. Never before the Church Age and never again after the Exit Resurrection of the Church is there another universal priesthood.
A priest is a human being who represents people before God. In the Church Age, since every believer is a priest, every believer represents himself before God. This establishes a system of privacy.
Under the privacy of your priesthood, you are responsible to God for yourself. This means you are responsible for every thought you think, every motive you have, every decision you make, and every action you take whither good or bad.
God is holding you responsible for your own decisions because He made you a priest so you represent yourself before God.
The royal priesthood of the believer is taught many times in the New Testament. It was one of Peter's favorite subjects. 1Pet 2:5,9;
As a royal priest, every believer has a direct connection to God. This means every believer represents himself or herself before God. Every believer self evaluates and every believer can pray directly to God in Jesus name by means of God the Holy Spirit.
The privacy of the priesthood is critical for spiritual growth. You have privacy so that you can learn God's Word without being influenced by others.
The only one who can teach Bible doctrine to the human soul is God the Holy Spirit and His teaching requires that the learner to have complete objectivity. The only place where complete objectivity can exist is where complete privacy exists.
This is why the believer's privacy should be respected in the local church. Privacy means that both your failures and your strengths are kept private. The pastor- teacher, as the human authority in the local church, must protect the privacy of every believer priest in his congregation by disciplining or removing anyone who violates or intrudes upon another's privacy.
The believer-priest cannot properly account for his thoughts, motives, decisions, or actions without personally understanding God's grace policy and His protocol plan.
Under the privacy of your priesthood, you must learn how to establish your own life in the terms of God's grace policy and His protocol plan. This means you must learn and understand the technical language and vocabulary that is necessary to explain how God's system functions.
Once you have acquired sufficient technical understanding, in the privacy of your own priesthood you can analyze and evaluate your own life and your own problems, and apply the appropriate doctrine and make corrections to your own life all by yourself in the privacy of your own thinking.
This means that the privacy of the priesthood requires that we learn and understand God's Word of truth so that we can accurately and precisely understand our situation in the context of God's Word of truth.
The royal priest's self- evaluation and self-improvement is based exclusively on the self-motivation that comes from the perception of God's Word under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit.
Any system of self-improvement that relies on anything other than personal private decisions based on one's' personal choice to apply God's Word in the privacy of one's thinking actually damages the believer's spiritual self esteem and retards one's advance to spiritual autonomy under the grace policy of God's plan.
God designed the royal believer priest to learn the concepts that are required to function in God's plan autonomously under the teaching ministry of God the Holy Spirit. No Believer can think properly, apply doctrine, or solve problems through the mind or the personality of another person.
This is why every Church Age believer is a priest. Seeking counsel or advice is an indication that we're not learning enough doctrine or if we are we're not using our volition to apply the doctrine we are learning.
Initially, with new believers, there may be a place for some counseling but the focus should be on learning God's system for learning and applying doctrine not about application of specific doctrine to one's circumstances.
God's system teaches believers how to handle their own lives and make their own decisions autonomously.
God the Holy Spirit convicts you when you're wrong, Gods Word of truth validates you when you're right, and God the Holy Spirit teaches you how to apply all of the doctrine that you learn for your spiritual advance.
Under the privacy of your priesthood, you have the right to assemble with other believers who respect your privacy so you can listen to the communication of God's Word.
The teaching ministry of God the Holy Spirit then takes the information that the pastor communicates and instructs you regarding how to you are to personally apply to yourself in the privacy of your own thinking.
This is how God's spiritual power system not only provides you with spiritual freedom under the filling of the Spirit, but with spiritual autonomy within the framework of your very own royal priesthood.
This means that as a believer-priest, you cannot fulfill God's protocol plan by trying to advance to spiritual maturity on someone else's thinking, motivation, decisions, actions, advice, counseling, emotion, or even their leadership with the exception of your dependence on the communication of God's Word from your pastor-teacher.
You have to do it on your own. That's why the first stage of spiritual adulthood is called spiritual self-esteem. Spiritual self-esteem is established when you know how to learn and apply God's Word to your own circumstances by yourself.
When you can apply God's Word to your own situations by yourself you no longer feel isolated or threatened by the many adversities in life in the devil's world that have the potential to cause stress in your soul from the mental attitude sins of fear, worry, and anxiety.
Mental attitude sins are the caused by the failure bring every thought into compliance with Gods Word of truth. 1Thes 5:21; 2Cor 10:5;
The primary functions of the royal priesthood include rebound that is the basic protocol for the recovery of fellowship with God the Holy Spirit, the perception, metabolization, and application of doctrine and a consistent prayer life.
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