Class Notes: 12/27/2017
Heb 4:12 The doctrine of doctrinal orientation part 8
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... I therefore have hope in Him. The Lord is good to those who wait silently on Him.
We are presently in a study of the doctrine of winner believers Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; who are the unknown, unsung heroes of history as God's witnesses in the prosecution of satan and the fallen angels. 2Cor 6:9; and who are the targets of God's grace imputations who God supports to press His doctrinal advance in the spiritual death of the devil's world. 2Pet 3:9;
God's Word creates capacity for the believer to trust in God to work for them even when they don't understand exactly how and why.
Doctrinal viewpoint is also what enables the believer to have the patience to wait on God's timing. Isa 40:31; and accept His sovereign decision regardless of the outcome. This is what winners do. Matt 26:39; Phil 2:5-11;
This viewpoint that is based on the absolute reality that God's Word of truth reveals is called doctrinal orientation.
As God's Word circulates in the believer's stream of consciousness and becomes the basis for their viewpoint and their decisions in life doctrinal orientation Is established with the result that the believer places priority on the unseen reality that God's Word aka Bible Doctrine reveals. Heb 11:1a; NIV
God's Word is powerful because it is a readout of God's immutable sovereignty as established in His Divine Decree so it will be true even when the sun no longer rises. Matt 24:35;
Heb 4:12; "For the word of God is alive and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to separate the soul and the spirit, both joints and marrow, able to evaluate the thoughts and the motivations of the heart."
We are presently looking at the example of the application of doctrinal orientation in Heb 10:35-38; that tells us that the Jewish believers in Jerusalem in 67 AD were at risk of "throwing Bible doctrine) away" as worthless because of their emotional attachment to God's ritual plan for Israel that revolved around the temple that God had repealed with the launch of the Church Age.
God's protocol plan superceded the ritual plan and established every believer as God's temple because of their union with Jesus Christ. 1Cor 3:16; Col 1:27;
This is why the temple and the ritual were rescinded and rendered superfluous.
When we stopped last time we were looking at Heb 10:38; My righteous one shall live by means of doctrine and if he shrinks back my soul has no pleasure in him.
We noted that the Hebrew word is the plural of " tsadiq" and a good translation is "righteous" or "justified" ones. It means someone who God has justified, vindicated or made righteous not someone who has always been righteous.
"Tsadiq" also means vindication and there are two cases where justification or vindication exists for the believer.
The first case is salvation. When we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ we are vindicated, justified or made righteous by means of doctrine (faith).
My justified ones shall "live" ... "Live" is translated from the future middle indicative of the Greek verb "zoe" that refers to the function of life. "Zoe" refers to a life that is orderly, has meaning and purpose, and that has objectives.
We noted that function on the inside is a love for God from positive volition toward doctrine and that function on the outside is hatred of God from negative volition toward doctrine.
On the inside there is an orderly life, a life where you understand that God provides everything through His grace policy. On the inside life has meaning and purpose and definition along with the capacity to resolve every problem we encounter from a position of strength.
On the outside there is no understanding of God's grace policy so there is only discipline, trouble, disaster, catastrophe, and no way to effectively cope with adversity.
The life God wants us to live is a life where there a balance between freedom and authority and enough self control so that there is a great peace, satisfaction and happiness from living. Gal 5:22-23; 1Tim 6:6;
The future tense is a progressive future that denotes the idea of progress in future time. The middle voice describes the subject as participating in the results of the action of the verb.
The subject participates in establishing in the outcome. The active voice emphasizes the action the middle voice stresses the agent. In a sense the middle voice reveals to every believer in Jesus Christ that in eternity past God had a plan for them personally.
He assigned to you a specific predetermined amount of time on this earth. He assigned specific objective to you. He also provided logistical grace for you so that you would have the resources necessary to complete the objectives that He assigned.
God's objective is for you to be happy, to be successful, to be prosperous. God's Word makes that possible for every believer so the only reason that some believers do not attain the objective is because they reject God's Word of truth that is the only means of fulfilling it.
Their rejection of doctrine causes them to function on the outside of God's plan for their life so they have no capacity to accomplish the objectives.
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