Class Notes: 7/31/2019
John 1:1-5; Col 1:15-17; Zech 4:6-7; Heb 1:3-4; 2Cor 4:7; Gal 6:7-8; The doctrine of Cosmic 2 part 6
John 1:1-5; In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.
5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
Col 1:15-17;He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-all things have been created through Him and for Him.
17 He is before all things, and in Him all things continue to exist.
Zech 4:6-7; Then he said to me, "This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel saying, 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the Lord of hosts.
7 'What are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain; and he will bring forth the top stone with shouts of "Grace, grace to it!"
Heb 1:3-4;And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
4 having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.
2Cor 4:7; But we have this treasure (the Word of God) in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;
Gal 6:7-8; Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.
8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
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 at any given moment a believer is either controlled by God through the Spirit or by satan through the old sin nature because spirituality and carnality are mutually exclusive. Rom 8:6-8;
Our reality is determined by who is controlling us through the words that we think, say and do. Gal 5:19-23; Prov 23:7;
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 and application of God's Word of truth. 2Pet 3:18a; Luke 6:47-49; 1Tim 4:1-2;
A new believer begins as a spiritual baby, and if positive to God's Word moves into spiritual adolescence, and eventually advances into the three categories of spiritual adulthood.
The believer who is negative to God's Word resides in satan's cosmic system and retrogresses through the stages of spiritual reversionism. Heb 5:11-14;
This means that at any given point of time every believer can be described as a "winner" or a "loser" depending on the function or failure of their spiritual life.
God has provided the institutions of divine establishment so that the entire human race can be brought to a place where they can live in freedom and privacy in their relationship to others.
This simply means that we can be civil toward one another. The loss of civility in our nation today corresponds directly to the rejection of God's Word regarding divine establishment principles.
The laws of divine establishment help to restrain the old sin nature in everyone because only Christians can understand the doctrine that is required for function inside of God's spiritual power system under the power of the ministry of God the Holy Spirit.
The potential for old sin nature control of the soul emphasizes the importance of the first problem solving device, the rebound technique, whereby a believer can simply name their sins of cognizance and have all their personal sins forgiven.
1John 1:9; "If we acknowledge our sins (of cognizance) God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins (of cognizance and ignorance) and purify us from all unrighteousness."
As the believer faces temptation, their volition either accepts it or rejects it and If it is accepted, the only remedy is to use God's grace provision of rebound. Acceptance of temptation means that the believer's soul is under the control of the old sin nature inside satan's cosmic system.
Every believer is responsible for every decision they make; ignorance is no excuse. If a believer desires to sin and chooses to lust or to sin they automatically reside in satan's cosmic system because the believer wanted to do it and chose to do it. Ignorance is no excuse.
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