Class Notes: 2/24/2021

Smyrna, the pivot for SPQR part 21; The faith rest drill

2Tim 3 12-13; Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
Because evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

Amos 8:11-12; "Behold, days are coming," declares the Lord God, "When I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, But rather for hearing the words of the Lord.

12 "People will stagger from sea to sea And from the north even to the east; They will go to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, But they will not find it.

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.

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.

The leftists say they want unity but the only place where there can be any unity is if they agree with us that the Laws of Divine Establishment as written in the Constitution by our founders is the Law of the land and does not need any change.

Eph 4:13; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.

Apart from that there must be division. 1Cor 11:19; For there must also be factions among you, so that those who are approved among you may become evident.

John 14:27; "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.

1John 4:4; You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.

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 "not to fear what you are about to suffer"

This took us to study of the faith rest drill where last time we noted that without truth there can be no freedom and without virtue there can be no happiness. The leftists in our country have rejected truth and virtue so they are destroying freedom and will never be happy.

God has found a way through his grace policy to share with believers His very own happiness that is not dependent on others but on the thinking or the mind of Christ, that is Bible doctrine. God's happiness prevents adversity from being converted into stress in the soul.

God's happiness is, a happiness that does not change with circumstances. In His wisdom, God's happiness is built on virtue so it cannot be acquired until there is the capacity to enjoy it. The capacity comes from maximum metabolized Bible doctrine in the soul.

Eph 6:16; "With all these (items of military equipment) pick up and carry the shield of faith by which you are able to intercept all the flaming missiles of the evil one." The shield of faith (doctrine) is required for God's happiness to be acquired.

There is a relationship between the function of the shield of faith and your own happiness. The faith-rest drill, like the happiness of God, is a problem solving device. The former is the actual mechanics of using the shield of faith, the latter is the mental attitude that is developed as you use it because happiness is a state of mind.

Psa 16:11; "You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of happiness; At Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore."
Prov 3:13; "Happiness belongs to the believer who finds wisdom, And the person who gains understanding."

John 15:11; "I have taught you these things, in order that My happiness may be in you, and that your happiness may be fulfilled."

Your happiness will never be fulfilled apart from maximum metabolized doctrine circulating in your stream of consciousness. This is the heritage of those who have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ.

1Thes 1:6; "You also have become imitators of us and our Lord, having received the word in much adversity (outside pressure) with happiness from the Holy Spirit."

God's perfect happiness is the spiritual power that comes from contentment and tranquility to resist the conversion of the outside pressures of adversity in life into the inside pressures of stress in the soul. This is one of the things Jesus' humanity learned in His suffering. Heb 5:8;

This tranquility and contentment of soul resists the temptations that come from the sin nature, demon influence and the public lies that are promoted by satan's cosmic system,

Phil 4:11, "Not that I speak with reference to need; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am."

1Tim 6:6-8, "But your spiritual life is a means of great profit, when accompanied by contentment. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is obvious that we can take nothing out. However, if we have food and shelter, with these we shall be content."

Psa 146:5b, "Happiness belongs to the one whose confidence is in the Lord."
Psa 128:1, "How happy is everyone who is occupied with the Lord, who walks in His ways."

Heb 13:5-6, "Let your lifestyle be free from love for money, and be content with what you have; for He Himself has said, `I will never leave you, I will never forsake you,' so that we may say with confidence, `The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid of what man can do to me?'"

Phil 4:6-7, "Stop worrying about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the tranquility of God, which transcends all understanding, will mount guard in your hearts and minds because of Christ Jesus."

Neh 8:10f, " because The happiness of the Lord is your strength."

1Pet 1:3-9, "Blessed be the God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who on the basis of His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living confidence through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, r

v4 resulting in an inheritance imperishable, undefiled, unfading, having been guarded in heaven for you, who are being constantly guarded by the power of God through faith (faith-rest drill) resulting in deliverance ready to be revealed in the last time. In this, you greatly rejoice (sharing the happiness of God), even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been assaulted by various adversities,

1Pet 1:7; so that the testing of your faith (the faith-rest drill]) being more valuable than gold which is perishable even though tested by fire, may be found to result in commendation, glory, and honor at the revelation of Christ, Whom having not seen you love, and though you do not see Him now but believe, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and having received glory, receiving back with interest the ultimate destiny of faith-the deliverance of your life."

Faith execution includes three principles. The faith-rest drill as a coordinator, the faith-rest drill as a source of humility, and the faith-rest drill related to promotion from God in His plan and policy of grace.

The faith-rest drill is the coordinator of the ten problem solving devices on the defensive line of the soul. All the problem-solving devices have in common in the function of faith execution. Therefore, the faith-rest drill in its advanced functions of execution provides harmony and coordination among these problem-solving devices.

The faith-rest drill coordinates the functions of the two power options-the filling of the Holy Spirit and the metabolization of doctrine.

As a part of your spiritual life you have to believe and use 1 John 1:9; to be restored to fellowship with God when in a state of carnality and to recover in the filling of the Holy Spirit.

In the function of the metabolization of doctrine in Operation Z you have to believe Bible doctrine as it is communicated in order to metabolize that doctrine.

One of the highest functions of the faith-rest drill is the challenge to utilize faith execution to establish a synergy in the function of the problem solving devices thereby preventing the outside pressures of adversity from becoming the inside pressures of stress in the soul.

Coordination is defined as the harmonious combination and the interaction of the functions on the defense line of the soul. The synergy that is developed from the coordination and interaction of problem solving devices is directly related to faith execution.

The function of the faith-rest drill in the application of the essence of God rationale coordinates personal love for God and occupation with Christ on the defense line of the soul.

Doctrinal orientation, a personal sense of destiny, and impersonal love for all mankind demand the function of the faith-rest drill in the application of the plan of God rationale.

The grace of God in dealing with mankind demands the function of the faith-rest drill in the application and interaction of this problem solving device with grace orientation.

The faith-rest drill coordinates personal love for God with sharing the perfect happiness of God.

The necessity for humility is also a part of the function of the faith- rest drill. Humility is objectivity and teachability from authority orientation, grace orientation and doctrinal orientation.

Humility is the antithesis of arrogance, the attitude produced by maximum metabolized doctrine circulating in the stream of consciousness of your soul. You must have a foundation of humility.

Humility transfers ones viewpoint of reality from self-centeredness and self-absorption to grace orientation and doctrinal orientation. James 4:6; 1 Pet 5:5; Num 12:3.

Humility is the quality or status of being humble that means having a modest sense of one's importance in life. It is the antithesis of the function of the arrogance complex of sins.

It is a dignity and poise related to doctrinal orientation-metabolized doctrine circulating in your stream of consciousness. Humility is related to the virtue produced by maximum metabolized doctrine circulating in your stream of consciousness.

The humility of Jesus' unglorified humanity in the dispensation of the hypostatic union establishes precedence for humility and grace orientation in our spiritual lives during the Church Age.

Phil 2:8, "And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross."

Heb 5:8; Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.

Humility is the normal condition of the spiritual life where maximum metabolized doctrine is circulating in the seven compartments of the stream of consciousness and where the garbage accumulated (in the subconscious and the stream of consciousness of the soul has been removed and replaced by God's Word of truth aka metabolized doctrine.

Rom 12:2-3, "Stop being conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renovation of your thinking, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is the divine good production and the well pleasing to God and the mature status quo.

v3 For I say through the grace which has been given to me to every one who is among you, stop thinking of self in terms of arrogance beyond what you ought to think; but think in terms of sanity, as God has assigned to each one of us a standard of thinking from doctrine."

James 4:10, "Allow yourselves to be humbled before the Lord and He will promote you."

God does not promote arrogance and self-absorption. Promotion from God cannot be divorced from humility, humility cannot be divorced from grace orientation, and none of these things become a reality in your soul apart from the function of the faith-rest drill.

Psa 25:9, "He guides the humble into what is right; therefore, He teaches the humble His ways."

Prov 11:2, "When arrogance comes, then comes dishonor; but with the humble is wisdom."

Prov 29:23; "A person's arrogance will bring him low, but a spirit of humility will attain honor." If God does not promote you, you are not promoted. Believing that is an important part of the coordinating function of the faith-rest drill.

If you do believe it, then Bible doctrine has to become the number one priority in your life. Recovery from reversionism, degeneracy, and garbage in the soul depends on the function of the faith-rest drill as a coordinator.

Luke 14:11; "For everyone who promotes himself shall be humbled, but he who humbles himself shall be promoted."

We are humbled through the law of volitional responsibility and the three categories of divine discipline. We allow ourselves to be humbled through objectivity, teachability, authority orientation, and the cognition, inculcation, perception, and metabolization of Bible doctrine.

With humility comes doctrinal orientation, execution of the protocol plan of God for the Church. And with this doctrinal orientation comes promotion. With promotion comes conveyance of your escrow blessings for time.

Prov 16:18; warns us that the arrogance complex of sins is greatest distraction to our spiritual lives and promotion from God. "Arrogance precedes destruction and before a fall there is a lifestyle of arrogance."

Prov 11:2; "A person's arrogance will bring him dishonor, but with the humble is wisdom."

2Cor 10:18, " Because it is not he who promotes himself who is approved, but he whom the Lord promotes."

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