Class Notes: 2/25/2018
Heb 4:12; The doctrine of doctrinal orientation part 25
Eph 2:12; Remember that before we were born again we were separate from Christ, excluded from the freedom given to God's chosen people, without any knowledge of God's contract and promises, (no doctrine) without hope and without God in the world.
Heb 4:12; God's Word is alive and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword and it pierces between the soul and the spirit and judges the thoughts and intents of the stream of consciousness.
James 1:20; Man's anger (emotion) does not perform God's righteousness.
Matt 10:34-39; Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword (a war). "For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW; and A MAN'S ENEMIES WILL BE THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD.
v37 "He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. "And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. "He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.
We only love Jesus when we keep His Word (John 14:15;) so Jesus is telling us here that we will lose everything that we love more than His Word of truth but if we love His Word of truth more we will also have everything else.
2Cor 10:4-5; For the weapons of our warfare are not human weapons, they are empowered by God for the demolition of fake news and lies. We tear down allegations and every arrogant assumption that is deployed against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive and bring it into compliance with the thinking of Christ.
John 3:19-21 NET
We are presently in a study of the doctrine of those who win Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; those who live in the world but are not of the world John 17:16; those whom the world does not deserve Heb 11:37-40;
The winners are the unknown, unsung heroes of history who testify of the veracity of God's perfect integrity in the spiritual darkness, deception and death of the devil's world during human history where God is invisibly conducting the criminal prosecution of satan and the fallen angels by means of faith. Rev 12:9-11;
Winners are those who are the targets of God's grace imputations because they have capacity from believing the faith aka God's word of truth with the result that they become the ones who God sustains to press His doctrinal advance in the spiritual death of the devil's world where God demonstrates His unfailing integrity love for every person who is enslaved by satan's cosmic systems and makes provision for each one to be freed. 1Tim 2:4; Gal 5:1;
In the present segment of our study we have seen that it is the winner's doctrinal viewpoint that creates capacity for God's grace imputation. When the believer's viewpoint is based on God's Word of truth, truth becomes the target for the imputation of God's grace that is the only basis for freedom, prosperity and happiness.
Last time we were noting that the consequences of the rejection of God's Word of truth is inversion of thought and we can presently see this occurring in our nation and God warns us about it. Isa 5:20-23; NET note 51
Client nations fall as described in Hosea 4:1-6; that was written regarding the northern kingdom of Israel in 721BC because of this inversion of thought. Since God's Word is immutable these same principles apply to our nation nearly 3000 years later.
When we stopped last time we were in verse 1 where we saw the Hebrew noun "checed" that is translated as " kindness" in the NASB and "loyalty" in the NET and "love" in the NIV. It is telling us that when there is no doctrine there is no grace with the result that there is no basis for unconditional integrity love.
Instead there is self-righteous arrogance and self-justification that is expressed in self-deception, denial, projection, legalism and tyranny. This chronic implacable inversion of thought is described in 2Tim 3:1-9; NET Matt 23:1-36; NET.
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