Class Notes: 1/9/2019
Rom 1:28; Isa 5:20; 2Cor 11:12-14; The doctrine of the cosmic system part 33
Rom 1:28; since they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,
Isa 5:20; Woe to those who call evil good and good evil...
2Cor 11:12-14; they became false representatives, evil deceitful people, who disguise themselves as represent ting truth.
v14; And no wonder, for even Satan (the liar) disguises himself as a messenger of truth.
v15; Therefore it is not surprising his people also disguise themselves as righteous people but their end will correspond to their works.
We are presently in a study of satan's cosmic system that is a system of arrogant demonic thinking that is comprised of the lies and deceit from demonic viewpoint that since the fall in the Garden of Eden, apart from God in the darkness of spiritual death that has become the basis of the thinking of the entire human race. 1Cor 2:14; Rev 12:9;
Last time we noted God's policy against arrogance. Isa 13:11; "I will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their iniquity (cosmic involvement). I will put to an end the arrogance of the proud and I will humble the pride of the ruthless oppressor."
We noted that every arrogant person is a potential or actual ruthless oppressor because arrogance makes it impossible for them to have any capacity for stability or happiness in life.
God's immutable laws include the law of volitional responsibility that is designed to humble arrogant ruthless tyrants. When a person chooses to function in satan's cosmic system self-destruction is inevitable because their mental attitude sins cause self-destructive fragmentation and God piles when he adds divine discipline.
James 4:6; "God gives greater grace. This is why the Scripture says in Prov 3:34; `God makes war against the arrogant (believer), but He gives grace to the humble (believer).'"
God makes war on all arrogant believers who even though they are saved and going to heaven are functioning in satan's army as the devil's disciples. Phil 3:17-18;
1Pet 5:5-7a;"Likewise, you comparative novices, be under the authority of the pastors. and all of you in the congregation, orient to each other with the humility of grace thinking, because `God makes war against the arrogant and gives grace to the humble.'
v6-7a; and God will promote you at the proper time if you allow yourselves to be humbled under His powerful hand by using faith rest to cast all of your cares on Him... Net note 11
The grace thinking and humility that is established by the filling ministry of God the Spirit is what enables believers to orient to each other on the basis of humility and objectivity.
God the Holy Spirit, the teacher of doctrine, only teaches those who are under His control. Grace thinking demands virtue love that includes impersonal love toward all, occupation with the person of Jesus Christ, and the contentment and tranquility that comes from possessing God's happiness.
"God's mighty or powerful hand" refers to the spiritual power system of the Church Age, that is the extension of the power system that Jesus used to maintain perfection during his life in unglorified humanity in Hypostatic Union.
This verse tells us that all true success in life is the result of promotion from God. If God does not promote you, you are not promoted. Believers who get caught up in the arrogance of achievement of satan's cosmic system do not understand this principle.
Achievement and prosperity belong to God; happiness and contentment belong to the believer. God provides the right achievement for you when you have developed capacity for it.
Happiness and contentment that is developed from persistent and consistent acquisition and utilization of God's Word of truth is a capacity indicator.
Rom 12:3; "For I say through the grace which has been given to me to everyone who is among you: Stop thinking of self in terms of arrogance, beyond the point of what you ought to think, but think in terms of sanity for the purpose of being rational without illusion, as God has assigned to each one a standard of thinking from faith (doctrine)."
James 3:14-16; "But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish (inordinate) ambition in your thinking, stop being arrogant and stop lying against the truth.
v15; This (pseudo-) wisdom is not what comes down from above, but is earthly (demonic arrogance), natural (psuchikos), demonic ( from demon influence or possession).
v16; Because where jealousy and selfish (inordinate) ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing."
"Bitter jealousy and selfish ambition" are the function of the self-absorption of cosmic one to the point where the believer is so preoccupied with self that all Bible doctrine that was previously understood, metabolized, and even applied is rejected.
The arrogance of lying against the truth is described in 1John 1:8,10; 1John 1:9; tells us how to stop being arrogant.
The self-absorption of satan's cosmic one produces achievement arrogance that combines with inordinate preoccupation with self that results in a miserable life from inordinate ambition and competition.
Under the principle of all achievement belongs to God, the believer's achievement must be measured in terms of the application of doctrine and the execution of God's protocol plan because if God doesn't promote you, you're not promoted.
Achievement arrogance is associated with pulling the pin in the arrogance grenade that results in the fragmentation of life.
Achievement arrogance is that system of blasphemy that motivates the believer to take achievement into his own hands and away from the "hands of God." This destroys both achievement and promotion from God, and prevents the cosmic believer from having God's happiness along with contentment from a relaxed mental attitude.
Achievement arrogance destroys capacity for life and capacity for happiness, and replaces it with goading ambition and inordinate competition.
Arrogance motivates to strive for success, to play the game, to compete from inordinate ambition, so that any success that is achieved is false and combined with discontent and unhappiness.
In the process, doctrine is neglected, virtue-love is ignored, happiness is impossible, and demon influence is there to stay.
Any residual doctrine retained is misapplied, misused and abused and freedom is used as a cloak for evil. 1Pet 2:16;
When you lie against the truth, you are deceiving yourself. One of the greatest problems with arrogance is self-deception.
Arrogance is why the satanic social democrat leftists think the way they do and it is why they are the pawns that satan is using in his diabolical plan to destroy the nations. Isa 14:12; John 8:44;
In James 3:14-16; James uses "wisdom" facetiously to describe arrogance that believes it has a wise, smart, and accurate analysis of the situation.
He describes this pseudo-wisdom as earthly, referring to demon influence of false doctrine. It is natural, referring to human viewpoint and psychological living. It is demonic, referring to demon possession of the body or demon influence of the soul.
The human body or the human soul can be demonized. The body is demonized when demons invade the body of the unbeliever. This can only occur in the unbeliever and is described as demon possession.
The human soul can also be is demonized. This occurs when doctrines of demons inculcate the soul and personality of the person who can be either a believer or an unbeliever. This is described as demon influence.
When believers have arrogant lust for success, promotion and power their lust destroys any true scale of values related to humility from Bible doctrine so they become very susceptible to demonic influence.
Motivational arrogance results in evil human "good works" that are produced inside the cosmic system where for the believer it becomes the "wood, hay and straw" that is burned up when our Lord Jesus Christ personally evaluates the believer. 1Cor 3:12-15;
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