Class Notes: 12/13/2020
Smyrna, the pivot for SPQR, and The Doctrine of Historical Trends part 3
James 1:19-20;You know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;
20 for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
John 3:19-20; "This is the condemnation, that the truth has come into the world, and people loved the lie rather than the truth, because their deeds were evil.
20 "because everyone who does evil hates the truth, and does not come to the truth for fear that their evil deeds will be exposed.
Jer 17:9 (NET) The human mind is more deceitful than anything else. It is incurably bad. Who can understand it?
Eccles 8:8; No man has authority to control the wind, the weather or the climate, or authority over the day of death; there is no discharge in the midst of a battle, and evil people will not be rescued by their evil deeds...they sow the wind And they will reap the whirlwind. Hosea 8:7a;
Eccles 8:11; Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.
John Adams said that our Constitution was made only for a moral religious people it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. This means that if voters become democrat socialist tyranny will be necessary because the Constitution is totally inadequate to control socialists.
Every nation is only one generation away from tyranny. Deception is not an excuse because people who are deceived want to be deceived. This means good for or bad, the voters are responsible for freedom or tyranny.
In the states where freedom was rejected the people of those states had previously used their freedom to vote for incipient tyranny. This means the voters in the states where the politicians stacked the election for security are responsible because they got what they voted for and in this case at least so far so does the entire nation.
If God overrules their bad choices it won't be because the nation deserves it. The nation has sown to the wind and deserves the whirlwind and that may be what is coming.
The greatest mass murderer of the 20th century wasn't Hitler or Stalin. It was Mao Zedong.
According to the authoritative "Black Book of Communism," an estimated 65 million Chinese died as a result of Mao's repeated, merciless attempts to create a new "socialist" China. Anyone who got in his way was done away with by execution, imprisonment or forced famine. The CCP continues to use those same merciless tactics to keep China enslaved to this day.
We are in a study on Smyrna, the base of the pivot power for the first gentile client nation SPQR. This took us to a study of the doctrine of historical trends.
When we left off we had noted that free volition is the issue in human life so by making good decisions you open options for greater decisions and blessing and by making bad decisions, future options are limited.
The historical trends of the Church Age are related to the believer's choice of options. Believers choosing for God's spiritual power system and producing a large pivot of mature believers means blessing, but believers choosing for the cosmic system means disaster compounded by more disaster.
Man is free, but he is also weak. Therefore, he must use his volition to identify with a power system that is greater than he is so that his weakness can be transformed into strength. 2Cor 12:9; This system is God's spiritual power system, conversely, satan's cosmic system turns strength into weakness. James 4:6a;
Inside God's spiritual power system men's lives are changed by truth and grace orientation. Inside satan's cosmic system men's lives are changed by arrogant lies and evil motivation.
Under the principle of liberty, people must have freedom to succeed or fail. Therefore, true freedom does not create equality of result it creates of both failure and success. On the other hand, socialist tyranny creates universal failure as its "equality."
Under the principle of John 8:32; "You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." knowledge of absolute truth manufactures freedom This is another way of saying that good decisions create options for greater decisions, while bad decisions destroy those options.
None of us stand still; we are always either getting better or getting worse. Satan's cosmic system changes lives for the worse while God's spiritual power system changes lives for the better. Free will functioning in the sphere of liberty is the daily option everyone has which is why we have the command not to use our freedom to destroy liberty but rather to serve God. 1Pet 2:16;
Freedom carries the responsibility to use ones volition to make decisions based on truth or doctrine rather than on the arrogance and evil.
Failure results in recognition of our human frailties and our weaknesses. Objective recognition of ones weaknesses is neither demeaning nor degrading because all solutions in life begin with weakness and the recognition of failure, that if followed by a move to God's provision for strength is the basis for the development of integrity.
The grace principle is the only true principle in life that recognizes that we are weak. After we are saved we are still weak because we have not yet learned doctrine. You cannot make objective decisions until in humility you realize you have weaknesses like all the rest of mankind. Without God's provision everyone is helpless and hopeless. Rom 3:10-18;
All strength in life comes from integrity. Weakness in the unbeliever makes evangelism meaningful, while weakness in the believer makes doctrine meaningful.
If man is not free to fail, he cannot orient to his need for the grace policy of God the Father, the saving work of Jesus Christ on the cross, and the fantastic availability of the power of the Holy Spirit for the execution of the protocol plan of God.
If the believer is not free to fail, he cannot orient to his need of life in the divine dynasphere and for the daily perception of doctrine. He cannot orient to his need for God's plan, will, and purpose for his life.
By taking the responsibility for your own failures, you have the beginning of a solution. Those who blame their failures on someone else will never have any happiness or solution to the problems of life.
By taking the responsibility for his own failures and bad decisions, man learns his inherent and acquired weaknesses, and he seeks for a power system greater than his weaknesses and greater than himself.
The greater the use of positive volition toward the power and the plan of God, the greater the blessing and prosperity for the client nation in any given generation of the Church Age.
Therefore, knowledge of truth not only manufactures freedom but deliverance and prosperity to the client nation. This is effected by that group of believers who form a pivot by advancing to spiritual maturity, at which point they become invisible heroes who have invisible impact on the nation.
Out of suffering for blessing comes strength through positive volition toward the truth.
Providential preventative suffering plus spiritual self-esteem equals spiritual autonomy. Spiritual autonomy plus momentum testing equals spiritual maturity. Spiritual maturity plus evidence testing equals the glorification of God.
We need God and His plan for our lives. God's plan begins when we believe in Christ and continues when we learn Bible doctrine in God's spiritual power system..
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