Class Notes: 11/2/2019
John 15:18-25; The doctrine of cosmic 2 part 26
John 15:18-25; “If the cosmic system hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
v19 “If you were of the cosmic system, the cosmic system would love its own; but because you are not of the cosmic system, but I chose you out of the cosmic system, because of this the cosmic system hates you.
v20 “Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
v21 “But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me.
v22 “If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.
v23 “He who hates Me hates My Father also.
v24 “If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well.
v25 “But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’
We are engaged 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 and basis for all conflict in the human race.
At this point in our study we are looking at satan's cosmic 2 system where irrationality, disillusionment and discontent from cosmic 1 arrogance metastasizes into hatred, hostility, antagonism and opposition to God, God's people, God's policy and God's plan. 1Cor 2:14; Rev 12:9;
Last time we noted that believers get into demonism when they consistently make bad decisions from a position of weakness. All decisions made in the cosmic system and those made to enter the cosmic system are bad decisions made from a position of weakness.
When a person is in the cosmic system there are only two decisions that can be made from a position of strength and both are empowered by God the Holy Spirit and related to Jesus Christ and God's grace policy.
The unbeliever can use their volition to make a decision that frees him from demon possession and demon influence by believing in Jesus Christ on the basis of faith alone under the Holy Spirit's ministry of common grace.
The believer can use their volition to use the rebound technique to recover from sin nature control of the soul and reenter God's spiritual power system by acknowledging any known sin to God alone on the basis of the convicting ministry of God the Holy Spirit.
There are many disasters that can occur in life and they all result from someone making bad decisions from a position of weakness. Mankind is responsible for his own decisions.
People who are living in the cosmic system during the Tribulation become targets for of violence from satan's demon assault armies because of their chronic negative volition.
Satan begins to destroy his human servants after he is thrown out of heaven and back to earth because he knows that he only has a very short time left and his last and final hope is to try to make God a liar by destroying the entire human race so God cannot fulfill His promises to His people. This is also a case of God in His permissive will using finesse judgment to judge evil with evil.
Every day, thousands of believers living in the cosmic system make hundreds of thousands of decisions from a position of weakness. These decisions reflect the cosmic philosophy of satan.
Once a free will decision is made to live in the cosmic system, the person loses his ability to make decisions from a position of strength. In the cosmic system all decisions made under the influence of arrogance, emotion and hatred are decisions from a position of weakness.
In the cosmic system emotional arrogance and hatred cause people to hate God, His Word, His people, His policy, and His plan so access to the truth that is required to make a good decision is restricted by negative volition.
The only way to recover is to make a good decision from a position of strength that must be based on the application of doctrine and made under one of the grace ministries of God the Holy Spirit. James 4:6;
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