Class Notes: 1/27/2021
Smyrna, the pivot for SPQR part 14; The faith rest drill
2Tim 3 12-13; Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
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.
Rom 12:18-21; If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.
19 Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.
20 "But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head." 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Psa 76:10a; For the wrath (the negative volition) of man will praise You...
2Cor 13:8; For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.
Prov 28:1; The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, But the righteous are bold as a lion.
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?
2Cor 10:5 We are destroying speculations and every arrogant idea that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive and into compliance with Christ (God's Word of truth).
1Thess 5:3; While they are saying, "Prosperity and security" sudden destruction will come upon them like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.
One of satan's biggest lies is that people are basically good. God's word says that no one is righteous not even one. Rom 3:10;
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.
Isa 59:14-16; Justice is turned back, And righteousness stands far away; For truth has stumbled in the street, And uprightness cannot enter.
v15 Yes, truth is lacking; And he who turns aside from evil makes himself a prey. Now the Lord saw, And it was displeasing in His sight that there was no justice.
v16 And He saw that there was no man, And was astonished that there was no one to intercede; Then His own arm brought salvation to Him, And His righteousness upheld Him.
The model for the democrat takeover of the USA is Mao Sedong the greatest mass murderer of the 20th century. According to the authoritative "Black Book of Communism," an estimated 65 million Chinese died as a result of Mao's cultural revolution.
Anyone who got in his way was done away with by execution, imprisonment or forced famine. The CCP is still using these same merciless tactics to keep Chinese people enslaved.
Satan's fascist democrat stooges are now using these same tactics on social media in their attempt to cancel the God given freedoms of the people of the USA.
We must never forget who the real enemy is and that the battle belongs to the Lord.
Eph 6:10-12; Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His omnipotent power.
11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
The people who oppose God's Word of truth are deceived so they are the devil's stooges.
Never forget that what satan and his minions believe is "truth" is always a lie. Never ever give them any quarter never ever consider anything that they say as truth because it never is truth even if it seems like it is because they use half truths to advance their false narrative through manipulation and deception.
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 at this time the Constitution is totally inadequate to govern our country.
All of this is a precursor to the tribulation. Rev 18:3; "For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality."
We are in a study on Smyrna, the base of the pivot power for the first gentile client nation SPQR. When we stopped last time we were in Rev 2:10; that starts with the mandate to "fear nothing"
This took us to study of the faith rest drill where we were noting that for the Christian, God's rest means you enter into the contentment and tranquility of God's happiness. Your happiness depends entirely upon the thoughts that are circulating in your stream of consciousness. Phil 4:8-9;
You are capable of facing any problem in life and handling it in your own stream of consciousness and you are capable of making the right choices in resolving any problem by applying God's Word of truth to yourself and to the situation.
Rest comes from continuous persistent thinking that is based on God's Word of truth. Luke 11:28b; Happy are those who keep on listening to God's Word and who persist in keeping it.
This rest comes from knowing and believing the promises that God gives us in His Word of truth. The blessing that comes from claiming God's promises and using Bible doctrine circulating in the stream of consciousness is the basis of entering into this rest.
This rest is having great tranquility of soul in the midst of the greatest adversities in life. This is also a rest of being able to deal with stress from Bible doctrine resident in your very own stream of consciousness.
Believers come short of God's "rest" when they have scar tissue in their stream of consciousness, garbage in the sub consciousness, from the arrogance and emotional complexes of sins that results in the control of the soul by the lust patterns of the sin nature.
Failure to claim the promises of God through your own faith results in building up stress in your soul. Stress in your soul cannot be cured by any system of counseling. Stress in the soul disrupts all of the problem solving devices including the filling of the Spirit, and grace and doctrinal orientation.
There is a definite relationship between stress and cognition. Stress makes you forgetful and impairs your memory. Stress impairs your ability to learn Stress affects your perception of reality and your ability to think rationally.
When stress is removed, cognitive ability can be restored but if a person remains under stress too long cognitive ability may be reduced to the point of developing the psychosis that in some circumstances is described as PTSD.
Adversity is an outside pressure; stress is an inside pressure. Stress is what you do to yourself by what you think; adversity is what circumstances in the devil's world do to you. In the devil's world adversity is inevitable but stress is optional. Phil 1:28-29; NET
Stress in the soul destroys the spiritual life of the believer and contradicts the protocol plan of God for the Church.
The conversion of gnosis doctrine to epignosis doctrine through faith perception under operation Z prevents the conversion of the outside pressures of adversity into the inside pressures of stress in the soul. Perception and application of doctrine prevent sin nature control of the soul.
Extrapolation from epignosis doctrine circulating in the soul's stream of consciousness produces ten problem solving devices whereby you, in the privacy of your very own priesthood, can resolve your own problems and make good decisions from a position of spiritual strength.
With the ten problem solving devices on the defensive perimeter of your soul, you defensively prevent adversity from being converted into stress in the soul and offensively you remove any existing stress from the soul.
Metabolized doctrine in the stream of consciousness produces cohesion of soul that is healthy and normal under the concepts of God's immutable word of truth. Matt 24:35;
Claiming God's promises by faith removes stress and replaces it with contentment and tranquility. No believer can deal with stress and adversity when he comes short of the temporal rest of contentment and tranquility provided through the ten problem solving devices of God's protocol plan.
Failure to deal with pressure and catastrophe in life with faith rest results in the breakdown of the believer; this can be described as self-fragmentation.
Self-fragmentation results in involvement in satan's cosmic system in both moral and immoral degeneracy, where the believer's mental attitude, sin nature function, and lifestyle cannot be distinguished from an unbeliever.
The faith-rest drill coordinates and correlates by claiming the promises of God and applying the doctrinal rationales with God's happiness. When pressure and adversity attacks, you have to have a base of contentment and tranquility from which you use the faith-rest drill under the power of the filling of the Holy Spirit, grace orientation, and doctrinal orientation.
Heb 4:2; "For we also have been born again, even as they; but the doctrine of hearing (the word of teaching) did not profit them, because it was not mixed together with faith by those who heard."
The word "they" tells us that the faith-rest drill was operational during the dispensation of Israel as well as all previous dispensations. The word "we" tells us that it is still operational today.
Entering into God's rest is not simply a matter of being born again because the believers of the Exodus generation were saved but they still failed to enter into God's rest.
This comparison of Church Age believers with the believers of the Exodus generation tells us that the issue was not salvation by faith the issue was their failure to function in the faith-rest drill.
After salvation, the believers of the Exodus generation were not able to use the faith-rest drill because they were negative to Moses' teaching of Bible doctrine. The Exodus generation had no faith perception, no metabolization of doctrine and therefore no rest.
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