Class Notes: 6/16/2019
John 17:17; NET John 8:31-32; Gal 5:1; 1Pet 2:16 The doctrine of the cosmic system part 73
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John 17:17; NET Set them apart in the truth; your word is truth.
John 8:31-32; So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; (v32) and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
Gal 5:1; It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not become subject to a yoke of slavery again.
1Peter 2:16; As free men, do not use your freedom as a cloak for the production of the evil of human good, but use it as slaves of God to produce Divine good.
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 that makes the unbeliever susceptible to demon possession and the believer susceptible demon influence so arrogance is the point of satan's assault on people's thinking.
When we stopped last time we were looking at Phil 3:18-19; "For many (cosmic believers) keep walking (under the influence of satan's cosmic system) concerning whom I have communicated to you many times and now continue communicating, even though weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ;
v29 whose end is destruction (under the penalty of the sin unto death), whose god is their emotion, who glory is in shameful things, who persist in thinking about things related to life on the earth (in the devil's world)."
In any given generation, the "many" or the majority of believers operate on the basis this blasphemous, emotional way of life. This is the situation in the USA at this time and it is why God's Word of truth is being rejected in our nation.
The apostle Paul wept because this divine power is freely and equally available to every Church Age believer but it is rarely deployed. Most believers are content to live out their lives in a very conventional, ordinary ways without ever realizing that God has given them greater power than He ever gave to all but a few Old Testament believers.
Believers become enemies of the cross of Christ because they are grieving the Holy Spirit who sustained our Lord on the cross. These believers live in the arrogance complex of sins where their lives reflect the function of satan's cosmic system and his evil policies for ruling world.
Cosmic believers are deceived so they prefer to use satan's cosmic power system so they refuse to submit to the authority of God's Word and take the time that is required to learn how to use God's spiritual power system.
On the cross our Lord demonstrated that by deploying God's Word of truth under the power of the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit inside God's spiritual power system any pressure that comes from adversity in life can be handled with Divine power. Heb 4:15-16;
This means that there is no suffering, no disaster, no tragedy, no heartache, and no disappointment that too great. Every Church Age believer has this exact same power that our Lord used available to them.
This means that those who make emotion their criterion and associate emotion with Christianity are enemies of the cross. They pine away about social justice and equality while rejecting the very power that they could use to actually improve the situation.
Their arrogance is too subtle for most to see, but it is clearly obvious to those who understand how the power that God freely provides to believers in the Church Age actually works and could be used to actually fix the problems they complain about.
This makes every believer who chooses to live outside of God's power system an enemy of the cross. They are cosmic, carnal believers who are functioning in moral and immoral degeneracy that results in the production of the evil of human good that only makes the situation worse.
"Glorying in shameful things" violates God's mandate to live honorable lives through the function of virtue love. This requires accurate application of Bible doctrine to life and circumstances under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit.
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