Class Notes: 1/7/2018
Matt 4:4; The doctrine of doctrinal orientation part 11
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 the winner believer Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; of who the world does not deserve Heb 11:37-40; those who are the unknown, unsung heroes of history as God's witnesses in the prosecution of satan and the fallen angels. 2Cor 6:9;
Winners are those who become the targets of God's grace imputations by means of doctrine who God supports in the devil's world to press His doctrinal advance in the spiritual death of the devil's world because He does not wish anyone to perish from the second death. 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 because they understand that God's plan is perfect. Matt 26:39; Phil 2:5-11;
This viewpoint called doctrinal orientation is based on the absolute reality of God's perfection that only God's Word of truth reveals is acquired by listening to the communication of God's Word. Rom 10:17;
Last time we concluded our study of the exhortation to the Jewish believers in 67AD to persist in their doctrinal orientation because believers are left on the earth after salvation to be occupied with the person of Jesus Christ.
We are here to get our eyes on the Lord and keep them there so that we can have the capacity for life and to receive and possess the supergrace blessings that God wants to convey to us as part of our inheritance from eternity past.
This means that we are here so that God can promote us, we are here for God to prosper us and we are here for God to bless us to the maximum.
God wants us in the devil's world for the purpose of using us to prove that satan's cosmic systems cannot offer anyone anything that can even remotely come close to what God freely offers under His grace policy by means of believing His Word of truth.
God leads the soul that possesses doctrine into the supergrace life. In order to glorify God the believer's soul must possess Bible doctrine that provides capacity to attain tactical victory in association with our Lord's strategic victory over satan and his cosmic systems.
This tells us why God's Word of truth aka Bible Doctrine must be our highest priority and brings us to the doctrine of the importance of doctrine.
We have noted that Bible doctrine is defined as being the content of the canon of scripture with emphasis on communication therefore when it is taught Bible doctrine is what the Bible reveals to be true.
"The Greek word for this communication is "rhema." Matt 4:4;
It is the communication of Bible information on the basis of exegesis, classification, analysis, interpretation of scripture by an authorized person, a person who has the gift of pastor-teacher who is prepared through study to properly communicate God's Word of truth. 2Tim 2:15;
Since Bible doctrine is the thinking of Christ (1 Cor 2:16;) it specifies specifically those who are authorized to communicate it's truths. This means that only those who God's Word specifically authorizes can communicate it properly.
In the age of Israel only a prophet or a member of the Levitical priesthood were authorized to communicate it. In the post cannon phase of the Church Age the only authorized communicators are those who have the spiritual gift of apostle, evangelist, or pastor-teacher. Eph 4:11-15;
We see from this that God's Word instructs members of His royal family to only accept communication from authorized sources.
Satan has corrupted this process with the result that he has hijacked and distorted this principle to that point where much of presently communicated in the church, as "truth" is actually demonic disinformation and propaganda. 1Tim 1:18-20; NET
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