Class Notes: 1/31/2021

Smyrna, the pivot for SPQR part 15; The faith rest drill

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Isa 3:12; O My people! Children are your oppressors, and women rule over you. O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray and confuse the direction of your paths.

Phil 3:18-19; I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their feelings, and whose glory is in their shame, because they set their minds on earthly things.

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 the devil's stooges from their deception.

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 because it is always propaganda they use half truths to advance the false narrative of their hidden agenda through lies and deceit.

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 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.

It is possible to sit in Bible class and not be benefited, because the doctrine that is being taught is not combined your with faith. This is the principle of " having the advantage (hearing the doctrine) is no advantage without the advantage (believing it)."

Heb 4:3; "For we (Church Age believers) who have believed [Bible doctrine as it is taught] enter into the place of rest (God's happiness), just as He said in Psa 95:11; `As I swore in My anger, they shall not enter into the resting place that God had prepared from before the foundation of the world."

The place of rest is the place of blessing it is the place where you depend on the promises of God and doctrinal rationales to handle stress, problems, and adversity in life. They did not enter into Canaan, the place that God had provided for them, because they did not use the faith-rest drill during their time in the desert.

Since they did not claim God's promises that Moses taught in Bible class, God gave them the promise that they would never enter into the place of blessing but instead they would die the sin unto death in the desert.

In eternity past God provided everything that every believer would ever need. In eternity past, God provided in grace everything the believer needs in human history to handle every adversity that comes from living in satan's world.

The faith-rest drill has been provided for every generation in human history. Doctrine is always available to meet and overcome every stressful situation in life. 1John 4:4;

Mixing God's promises with faith is designed to stabilize the thinking of the believer under pressure, confusion, adversity, stress, and disaster. Claiming promises is the way new believers and young believers who have not yet grown up spiritually can function under the faith-rest drill.

In time of stress, the believer begins by claiming God's promises and mixing those promises with a weak faith. As the believer grows in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ his faith increases because faith comes by learning Christ's Word. Rom 10:17;

Stage one of the faith-rest mechanics, results in the believer beginning to prevent the outside pressures of life from penetrating into the soul. Faith claims God's promise; faith applies God's promises, faith; takes control of the situation.

The increase of the faith- rest drill in your life results in the increase of control over your thinking and your spiritual life. 2Cor 10:5;

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