Class Notes: 5/22/2019
Rom 3:10-18; The doctrine of the cosmic system part 67
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Rom 3:10-18; quoting Psa 14:1-3; and Psa 53:1-3; ... "There is none righteous, not even one; v11 There is none who understands, There is none who seeks for God;
v12 All have turned aside, and have become completely useless; There is none who does good, not even one."v13 "Their throat is an open grave, With their tongues they keep deceiving," "The poison of asps is under their lips";
v14 "Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness"; v15 "Their feet are swift to shed blood, v16 Destruction and misery are in their paths, v17 And the path of peace they have not known." v18 "They have no respect for God."
We are presently in a study of satan's cosmic system, a system of arrogant demonic thinking that is comprised of 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 viewpoint of the entire human race. 1Cor 2:14; Rev 12:9;
At this point in our study we are examining the various manifestations of the arrogance complex of satan's cosmic system. We have noted that arrogance creates weakness and makes the unbeliever susceptible to demon possession and the believer susceptible demon influence so it is the point of satan's attack.
We are presently noting role model arrogance that is a subcategory of iconoclastic arrogance.
Last time we noted that one of the destructive consequences of having your eyes on things is having arrogant frustration from seeing the wicked prosper. This seeming contradiction can distract the believer from consistent perception of Bible doctrine and the execution of God's protocol plan for their lives.
There is no need for this because God's Word clearly explains why the wicked prosper in the devil's world.
They prosper because of their Identification with an invisible hero. They prosper from logistical grace blessing from God that is unconditionally imputed to the imputed divine righteousness that every believer receives at salvation.
Evil people prosper because they are evil people and they are living in an evil society so they are able to temporarily prosper within the framework of that evil society until God determines that the evil in that evil society has escalated to the point that it is time for it to be destroyed before it does any more damage.
The prosperity of another person should never distract you from Bible doctrine. Whether a person is evil or good, a winner or a loser, you should never be distracted because someone else is prospering.
If you're growing in grace, someone else's prosperity shouldn't make any difference to you because you have learned to be content in every situation and wait on God and His timing for the conveyance of your blessings.
The only prosperity in life that really matters originates from the execution of God's the protocol plan that inevitably results in distribution of your very own escrow blessings.
When your escrow blessings are distributed, you then have contentment plus the prosperity that you have capacity for. God doesn't prosper everyone in the same way or at the same time because He correlates blessings with capacity.
We need to learn to be content within the framework of the prosperity that God has provided for us moment to moment and recognize and respect our limitations.
The real prosperity of God's protocol plan is related to understanding the deploying the ten problem solving devices for the Church Age, understanding the uniqueness of the Church Age and understanding that God is waiting on your capacity to develop so He can convey your very own portfolio of invisible assets to you when you can properly handle the prosperity.
Confidently waiting on God is true prosperity. Isa 28:16:NET note 37
In order to have happiness, contentment, and blessing, you must remember that ; you can only change yourself; you cannot change other people. Therefore, avoid crusader arrogance, iconoclastic arrogance, and subjective preoccupation with people.
If you're occupied with Christ, you will be able to take people as they are. If you're not occupied with Christ, people will make you miserable for the entire time you are alive in the devil's world because of your arrogant unrealistic expectations.
You cannot change people to conform to your unrealistic expectation or role model arrogance. When you suffer from unrealistic expectation and are not loved or treated the way you want to be you need to change your attitude instead of trying to change people to conform to what you want. You cannot change people; you can only change yourself.
When you change yourself you avoid iconoclastic arrogance, unrealistic expectations, and role model arrogance but remember you can't make decisions or make vows to change yourself with your own power because it requires God's power.
Changing yourself is a matter of consistent and persistent positive volition toward God's Word of truth under the teaching ministry of God the Holy Spirit that changes how you think and what you value.
God renovates your thinking under His grace policy through His provision of the mystery doctrine of the Church Age that is deployed by the power of the filling ministry of God the Holy Spirit. Rom 12:3; John 8:31-32;
Changing yourself is the result of learning and using the omnipotence of God, your portfolio of invisible assets, and the ten problem solving devices. The problem solving devices provide you with more power to change you into what you must become to glorify God than anything else in your spiritual life.
Changing yourself is a matter of the executing the protocol plan of God that is the means of becoming an invisible spiritual hero. Changing yourself results in your becoming an invisible hero in the devil's world.
At that point if someone doesn't like you that way, that's too bad because that's what God likes so you stand your ground in doctrine Phil 1:27-30;
The next category of the manifestation of arrogance of satan's cosmic system that we will examine is rational and irrational arrogance.
Rational arrogance is based on human viewpoint and pseudo-intellectualism; irrational arrogance is based on emotion. These are the opposite reactions that occur as a result of the disenchantment and disillusion that are created by the unrealistic expectations of iconoclastic arrogance.
Rational arrogance is the vanity of intellectual arrogance that assigns precedence to human I.Q. and intellectual attainment over grace orientation, momentum from doctrine, and spiritual I.Q. that results in human viewpoint arrogance that rejects and denigrates divine viewpoint.
Rational arrogance generally afflicts believers with superior I.Q. or educational background who have a false sense of superiority because of their intelligence.
Too often, intellectual arrogance compromises Bible doctrine by attempting to reconcile the Word of God with philosophical and scientific anthropocentric speculation.
Because rational or intellectual arrogance is anthropocentric it has a tendency to accept as fact human theories and philosophical speculations and integrate them into Christian doctrine.
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