Class Notes: 1/10/2018
Psa 31:5; Luke 23:46; The doctrine of doctrinal orientation part 12
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 temporal outcome because they understand that God's eternal 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 were noting God's provision for the communication of His Word of truth on the basis of exegesis, classification, analysis, interpretation of scripture by authorized personnel, 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 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 and that God actually assigns royal family members to a specific communicator. 1Pet 5:3; Net note 6
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 2Tim 2:15-18; Titus 1:9-11,14; Net note 14
These false teachers were ignoring the mystery doctrine of the Church Age and teaching disinformation and propaganda of Jewish myths, genealogies, rituals such as circumcision and sabbath keeping, and policies such as tithing that were related to the Age of Israel.
In His dying breath the Lord Jesus Christ made doctrine the spiritual legacy of God's royal family. Our Lord Jesus Christ died twice on the cross. His first death was a spiritual death bearing our sins, taking our place.
He became our substitute and was judged in our place. Jesus Christ completed the work of salvation on the cross while He was still very much alive and after He was finished He said, "It is finished." John 19:30;
"It is finished," means that salvation was completed. Nothing could be added to it, nothing could be taken from it because salvation was a completely finished reality.
After that Jesus Christ began a very quick process of dying physically. He exhaled one breath to dismiss His soul and spirit and in that last breath He quoted Psa 31:5; "Into your hands I deposit my spirit, for you have delivered me O Lord, God of truth (doctrine)." Luke 23:46;
The last word in His statement was the Hebrew word "emeth" that means truth, faith, faithfulness, or doctrine referring to the body of knowledge that God's Word of truth reveals.
This word explains how Jesus received the spiritual stamina, the strength, the motivation, the courage, and the nobility, to take on the most awful job in all of history and fearlessly prosecute it all the way to it's final conclusion with His death on the cross. Phil 5:8;
Col 2:14,15; and Heb 2:14,15; tell us that our Lord Jesus Christ defeated satan and his tyrannical cosmic systems that enslave mankind on the cross.
He accomplished the strategic victory in the angelic conflict and He provided everything necessary for our eternal salvation by enabling God to justify the ungodly on the basis of faith (believing the doctrine). Rom 4:5;
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