Class Notes: 3/17/2019
Eph 5:14-18; The doctrine of the cosmic system part 52
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Eph 5:14-18; For everything made evident is light, and for this reason it says: "Awake, O sleeper! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you!"
v15 Therefore be very careful how you live - not as unwise but as wise,
v16 taking advantage of every opportunity, because the days are evil
v17 For this reason do not be foolish, but be wise by understanding what the Lord's will is.
v18 And do not get drunk with wine, which is debauchery, but be filled by the Spirit,
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, separated from God in the darkness of spiritual death has become the basis of the thinking of the entire human race. 1Cor 2:14; Rev 12:9;
When we stopped last time we were noting transference arrogance that is the arrogance that occurs when the person who is in the wrong actually projects their sins or failures on others in order to justify themselves and then goes on to actually set themselves up as the victim when they are actually the villain.
We have noted that arrogance makes everyone a walking grenade with the potential for a fragmentation. All it takes of for the grenade to explode is for the arrogance pin to be pulled.
Becoming involved in transference arrogance is a very subtle and self-deceiving and self-justifying way to pull the pin on the basis of self-justification from self-righteous arrogance.
The first occurrence of transference arrogance in human history was when Adam blamed the woman, the woman blamed the serpent. Gen 3:12-13; this of course took the projection full circle because satan blamed God.
It also occurred when Cain blamed Abel and then God for God's rejection of his improper offering that God could not accept. Gen 4:3-5; 1John 3:12;
In Gen 50:15-18; we again see transference arrogance when Joseph's brothers arrogantly assumed that once their father Jacob died, that Joseph would take revenge on them for selling him into slavery.
The arrogant brothers were consistently living fragmented lives. Even while living in the prosperity of Egypt they were flawed. It was the brothers who had motivational and functional revenge in their thinking because of their own guilt that created fear.
Instead of dealing with it by simply confessing it to God and forgetting it they transferred their evil flawed thinking onto Joseph in an attempt to reverse the roles in the matter.
The brothers assumed that because they had evil arrogant thoughts, that Joseph also had them so they concluded that Joseph was simply biding his time until Jacob died to take his revenge on them.
They transferred their own arrogant evil motivation and thinking onto Joseph but Joseph was not fragmented like his brothers were. He did not have a guilty conscience. Because of his confidence in God he was grace oriented. Gen 50:19-21;
1Pet 5:5;c "God makes war against the arrogant, but He gives grace to the humble."
The arrogant person who pulls the pin of his own grenade assumes that because he is afraid, that the object of his antagonism is also afraid. This is the quintessence of transference arrogance.
Joseph's brothers transferred their mental attitude sins onto him because their thinking was fragmented from arrogance. But Joseph was not like his brothers because he was humble. "God gives grace to the humble."
We see from Joseph's response to their accusation that he understood what had really happened, his conscience was clear, and he held no animus toward them because he knew that God had orchestrated the entire situation for the ultimate good. Rom 8:28;
Transference arrogance is defined as the fragmented life that takes one's own flaws and mental attitude sins and transfers them to someone else and blames them for your failure instead of yourself.
By pulling the pin in your own grenade, you make your own life miserable and confused and horrible and the only remedy is the application of humility to life and the recognition of your own limitations and failures instead of using the denial and projection of transference arrogance.
Napoleon, one of the greatest men in history, was a genius in many categories. But he did not recognize his own limitations when he invaded Russia in 1812. He squandered the youth of France and of many other countries and one of the finest of armies by pulling the arrogance pin in the grenade thereby fragmenting his own life.
Evil and arrogance go together. Adolf Hitler pulled the arrogance pin and lived a fragmented life. Because of this he could not recognize his own limitations so he constantly interfered with his very brilliant general staff. This is one of the major reasons why the Germans lost World War 2.
He made the evacuation at Dunkirk possible because he delayed the German armor assault. Hitler transferred the flaws from his fear onto his general staff and blamed them. He halted his soldier's advance that saved over a quarter of a million allied soldiers at Dunkirk.
His refusal to accept the reality of his failed attempt to invade Russia in 1941 resulted in his blaming his army and refusing to let them retreat and escape from Stalingrad were due to transference arrogance. These failures reveal the evil arrogance of his horrible life.
Moses was one of the greatest geniuses who ever lived. But even Moses pulled the pin of the arrogance grenade in his own life when he attempted to liberate the Jews from slavery without God's help that started with his killing an Egyptian taskmaster. Exod 2:11-12;
When he turned to violence and force he was immediately fragmented and had to run. Exod 2:15; It took forty years for God to put the pieces back together before he could return to Egypt to free the Jews.
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