Class Notes: 6/27/2021
The judgment seat of Christ part 10
Matt 24:6-8;"You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not
frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.
7 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various
places there will be famines and earthquakes.
8 "But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
2Tim 3:12-13; Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.13
and evil men and demagogues will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being
Jer 50:6-7; "My people have become lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray.
They have wandered around in the mountains. They have roamed from one mountain and
hill to another. They have forgotten their resting place.
7 All who encountered them devoured them. Their enemies who did this said, 'We are not
liable for punishment! For those people have sinned against the Lord, their true pasture.
They have sinned against the Lord in whom their ancestors trusted.'
We've noted how these evil people and imposters are working to turn God's client nation
into a totalitarian state and they call anyone who opposes them insurrectionists and
But God is using the wrath of man to praise Him Psa 78:10 because the truth cannot be
denied 2Cor 13:10; and working the entire mess together for the benefit of those who
love Him. Rom 8:28; those who wait patiently for Him Isa 40:31;
Because Jesus came to save what was lost and destroy the works of the devil. Matt 18:11;
1John 3:8c; who deceives the entire world Rev 12:9;
Psa 34:19; Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of
2Cor 12:9-10; He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected
in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the
power of Christ may dwell in me.
10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with
persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong
2Cor 4:17-18; For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of
glory far beyond all comparison, 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at
the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things
which are not seen are eternal.
In our study on the judgment seat of Christ last time we noted last time that God's Word
of truth instructs believing slaves regarding how to think and act in 1Tim 6:1-2; Those
who are under the yoke as slaves must regard their own masters as deserving of full
respect. This will prevent the name of God and Christian teaching from being discredited.
2 But those who have believing masters must not show them less respect because they are
brothers. Instead they are to serve all the more, because those who benefit from their
service are believers and dearly loved. Teach them and exhort them about these things
Free people who think like slaves will be re-enslaved by the evil demagogues they vote
for who are working to re-enslaving them for the devil and they will soon actually be
enslaved and they will wonder how it happened. It will happen because of their
persistent evil arrogant demonic thinking.
A principle that is the background for all of the rewards at the judgment seat of Christ is
that these great decorations and rewards come to those who glorify Jesus Christ; those
who fulfill God's plan, those who reside and function inside of God's spiritual power
system, they all are based on a principle, of temporal and eternal security that is based in
freedom that come from God alone.
Once you decide to believe in Jesus Christ you enter God's plan that is irrevocable so you
can't get out and that's where it all starts
Inside God's plan there are many options. Good options result in opening the door for
greater options but there are also opportunities for bad decisions. Bad decisions destroy
the options and make your life miserable because in time God's discipline is conveyed in
Then in eternity there are corresponding degrees of reward. As a Christian you can make
bad decisions all of your life; you will be miserable, but no matter how many bad
decisions you make you cannot lose your eternal salvation because it is secured by God
so it is irrevocable.
So we have temporal security, the principle of logistical grace support, and we have
eternal security, the principle of God's irrevocable salvation and eternal life.
Security orientation from life and momentum in God's power system is the principle. The
basis for cognizance of temporal security is Rev 2:11a; "He who has an ear." This begins
with the present active participle from the Greek verb "echo" that means to have or
The definite article is used as a personal pronoun and refers to the fact that every
individual believer in Jesus Christ is equipped from the moment of salvation with the
potential to have ability to understand Bible doctrine, regardless of academic ability or
human IQ because that ability is provided by the filling ministry of God the Holy Spirit.
The present tense is a static present representing a circumstance that is the situation of
"having ears" that is assumed to be perpetually existing. The active voice: the believer
produces the action because the participle is circumstantial.
The accusative singular direct object from the noun "ous" means an ear, follows. The ear
represents God's grace system for the perception of Bible doctrine. All kinds of people
have ears and can hear, no one earns or deserves the right to have ears. It's a reference to
God's Grace Apparatus for Spiritual Perception that provides the ability to understand
God's Word of truth.
The whole point of having ears is volition. You have free will; you have your own
volition; you can choose to hear or not to hear. "He who has an ear," then, refers to the
principle of grace discernment through the use of God's irrevocable assets.
God has provided a grace system for the perception of Bible doctrine, a system where
human IQ is not the issue, the only issue is positive volition and the daily use of positive
volition to comply with God's mandate to keep on being filled with the spirit. Eph 5:18;
God in His matchless grace has provided through logistical grace everything necessary to
create and perpetuate momentum in the spiritual life.
The next mandate: the aorist active imperative of the verb "akouo" that means to hear. It
is in the imperative mood so it is a command, it is a mandate to learn and live the
Christian life that is comprised of walking by means of the spirit. Gal 5:25; because
believers who walk by the spirit will not succumb to the sin nature's temptations. Gal
5:16; and do not commit sin. 1John 5:18;
Rev 2:11; Hearing means you must use your own free will to choose for against doctrine.
If you choose for doctrine you will expose yourself to doctrinal teaching. The aorist tense
is a constantive aorist for a reality that persists for an extended over a period of time.
It refers to the perception of Bible doctrine under the filling ministry of God the Holy
Spirit who provides access to God's spiritual power system that is God's plan and purpose
for every Church Age believer.
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