Class Notes: 7/28/2019
Rom 8:5-8; John 8:47 The doctrine of Cosmic 2 part 5
Rom 8:5-8; NIV Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what the sin nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.
v6 The mind controlled by the sin nature is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace;
v7 the sin nature is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so.
v8 Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.
John 8:47; "He who is of God hears the words of God; the reason. you do not hear them, is because you are not of God." (You are of the devil)
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;
We are now engaged in a study on satan's cosmic 2 system where irrationality, disillusionment and discontent from operating in cosmic 1 arrogance metastasizes into hatred, hostility, and antagonism toward God, God's people, God's policy and God's plan.
Last time we noted that when left undisturbed cosmic one can be passive but when the light of God's Word of truth illuminates the darkness confronting cosmic one with truth, cosmic one arrogance becomes the hatred of cosmic two and makes war against the truth. John 1:5; John 3:19-21; Matt 10:34; John 15:18-19; Matt 23:33-36; 2Cor 13:8;
This reminds me of the beginning of Lincoln's Gettysburg address..."Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure."
In our country at this time we are engaged in a similar conflict with even larger implications than those faced during the war between the states. The division in our country today is more insidious than it was then because today the leftist socialist anarchists have no integrity.
The old sin nature can do nothing except to tempt, but when we succumb to the temptation we use our free volition to choose to sin and that makes us responsible for every sin we commit.
This means that the absolute status quo of every believer at any given point of time falls into one of two categories. The believer is either living in God's spiritual power system and is described as being filled with the Spirit, or the believer is living on the basis of sin nature control of the soul.
Sin nature control of the soul results in living in satan's cosmic system where, in cosmic one the believer is grieves the Holy Spirit, and in cosmic two the believer quenches the Holy Spirit.
Spirituality versus the sin nature is an absolute issue. No matter what your stage of spiritual growth, you are controlled by the spirit or the sin nature. Gal 6:7-8;
Another related absolute concept is the issue of who controls your soul. If you are living in God's spiritual power system, God the Holy Spirit controls your soul. If you are living in the cosmic system, then satan through the old sin nature controls your soul.
These states are mutually exclusive and absolute because the believer's soul cannot simultaneously be under control of both. At any given moment a believer is either controlled by the Spirit or by the old sin nature because spirituality and carnality are mutually exclusive. Rom 8:6-8;
In addition to the absolute status quo every believer also has a relative status quo of spiritual advance or retrograde that is a function of the believer's knowledge of God's Word of truth. 2Pet 3:18a; 1Tim 4:1-2;
A new believer begins as a baby, and if positive to God's Word moves into adolescence, and eventually advances into the three categories of spiritual adulthood or the believer who is negative to God's Word retrogresses through the stages of reversionism. Heb 5:11-14;
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