Class Notes: 2/28/2021
Smyrna, the pivot for SPQR part 22; 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.
Romans 1:18; For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
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 that of the faith rest drill where last time we noted that the arrogance complex of sins is greatest distraction to our spiritual lives and promotion from God.
Prov 16:18; "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."
God only promotes prepared believers. Believers who have the ten problem solving devices on the FLOT line of the soul and use them effectively to prevent outside pressures of adversity and prosperity from becoming inside pressures of stress in the soul and using them effectively to clean the trash out of the soul.
You never clean out garbage by remembering childhood adversities; you clean out garbage by forgetting those things which are behind and pressing forward in God's grace plan. Phil 3:13;
No believer can pick up and carry the shield of faith as described in Eph 6:16; without maximum metabolized doctrine circulating in the stream of consciousness.
Three things are necessary for the believer to utilize the shield of faith: the foundation of humility, professionalism that is comprised of the knowledge of how to deploy faith-rest, and the virtue and integrity that is the product of the spiritual life that gives the faith-rest drill the power that is required for it to function.
This not only applies to the faith-rest drill but to all of the problem solving devices. Humility is the foundation for synchronizing professionalism and integrity so that so that God is glorified by the cognition and execution of His protocol plan.
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