Class Notes: 3/7/2021

Smyrna, the pivot for SPQR part 24; 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. We are 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 believers who reject legitimate authority and control develop a constant lust for change.

The purpose of God's protocol plan is divine control of your life, not change. The purpose of God's protocol plan is for you to understand God's will in your life and then to respond to it from own free volition, it is not a change in your personality.

The lust for change through human ability rejects both the grace provision and the grace policy of God and ignores the power options of the protocol plan of God (the filling of the Spirit and cognition of Bible doctrine.

Such believers fail to deploy their post-salvation spiritual that results in the lust patterns of the OSN functioning under three spheres of human viewpoint: they feel entitled to do what they want to do or what some legalist has said they should to do, they feel exempt from the rules of God that contradict their legalism or antinomianism, and they expect others to rescue them from and solve all their problems.

Losers seek to change their personalities and these days even their gender; winners seek to change their character and integrity. Winners change their character through following the protocol plan of God to its logical and spiritual conclusion of "Christ at home in your thinking that results in maximum prosperity from God." Eph 3:16-21;

Winners make these changes from metabolized doctrine in the stream of consciousness. God is not looking for self-improvement, but integrity and character, transformation through the two power options on the FLOT line of the soul.

1Pet 5:5-9; "You younger ones (young in doctrine), likewise, be subordinate to the authority of your elders (pastors); and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward each another, because God makes war against the arrogant, but gives grace to the humble.

Therefore allow yourselves to be humbled under the powerful hand of God, that He may promote you at the proper time, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.

Attain spiritual self-esteem, be on the alert. Your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, stand firm in doctrine, because you know our fellow Christians throughout the world are experiencing these same categories of suffering."

The faith-rest drill is required for promotion in God's plan. No one is ever promoted in the protocol plan of God apart from the function of the faith-rest drill. The faith-rest drill is a harmonious combination of powers in which one or more may predominate but none are in opposition.

Faith rest was the spiritual life for Old Testament believers, the working object of faith rest is the veracity of God's Word of truth.

James 2:21- 24; "Was not Abraham, our ancestor, justified (vindicated, validated, pronounced righteous) by accomplishments when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?

Yes, of course he was. You see that faith (the faith- rest drill) kept on working together with his accomplishments, and from these accomplishments his faith (faith-rest drill) was carried through to completion."

Abraham's justification by faith is found in Gen 15:6

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