Class Notes: 8/25/2021

The judgment seat of Christ part 25 The categories of death part 11

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

Jer 17:9; KVJ The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked (woke): who can know it?

Hosea 4:6; My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

2Cor 13:8; We can do nothing against the truth but only for the truth.

Believers who involved in the cosmic system have no wall of fire and are often disciplined by God during historical disaster.

God uses historical disaster to discipline and often to remove carnal cosmic believers from the earth. Too many carnal cosmic believers form an anti-pivot so when there are too many carnal cosmic believers in the client nation the nation becomes self-destructive.

A nation will actually destroy itself were it not for the fact that every year God eliminates from the client nation a number of carnal cosmic believers.

Cosmic involvement produces social degeneration, economic disaster, and military defeat. This is what we see occurring in client nation USA at this time because we have too many carnal cosmic believers in our nation.

Lev 26:14-20; 'But if you do not obey Me and do not carry out all these commandments,
15 if, instead, you reject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so as not to carry out all My commandments, and so break My covenant,

16 I, in turn, will do this to you: I will appoint over you a sudden terror, consumption and fever that will waste away the eyes and cause the soul to pine away; also, you will sow your seed uselessly, for your enemies will eat it up.
17'I will set My face against you so that you will be struck down before your enemies; and those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee when no one is pursuing you.

18 'If also after these things you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
19'I will also break down your pride of power; I will also make your sky like iron and your earth like bronze.
20'Your strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit.

Isa 31:1-3; Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help And rely on horses, And trust in chariots because they are many And in horsemen because they are very strong, But they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the Lord!

2 Yet He also is wise and will bring disaster And does not retract His words, But will arise against the house of evildoers And against the help of the workers of iniquity.

3 Now the Egyptians are men and not God, And their horses are flesh and not spirit; So the Lord will stretch out His hand, And he who helps will stumble And he who is helped will fall, And all of them will come to an end together.

In our study on the judgment seat of Christ based on Rev 2:11; we took up a study of the doctrine of death were we are presently in a study of the positional death of the believer.

Positional death is defined as identification with Christ in two ways: retroactive positional truth identifies us with Jesus Christ in His death and burial; and current positional truth that identifies us with Jesus Christ in His resurrection and His resurrection life.

We noted that retroactive positional truth is identification with Christ in His death. Rom 6; Col 2:12; Col 3:3; Current positional truth is identification with Christ in His resurrection.

The implications of current positional truth have to do with the fact that we share what Christ has. Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father, we share everything that Christ has and is.

Christ is eternal life 1John 5:11,12;
Christ is absolute righteousness. 2 Cor 5:21;
Christ is elected, we share His election Eph 1:4;

Christ has a destiny, we share His destiny Eph 1:5;
Christ is the Son, we are in union with Christ, we share His sonship. Gal 3:26;
Christ is the heir, we share His heirship. Rom 8:16,17;

Christ is sanctified, we share His sanctification. 1Cor 1:2;
Christ is a King, we share His kingdom. 2Pet 1:11;
Christ is a high priest, we share His priesthood. Heb 10:10-14;

The characteristics of positional truth:
It is a doctrinal reality so it' is dependent exclusively on the immutable Word of God. It is not an experience so it does not involve feelings, emotions or ecstatics. It is not progressive so it is a reality that cannot be diminished or improved upon in time or eternity.

It is not related to human merit or human good. God's grace policy promotes divine good and excludes human good. Rom 4:5;

Positional truth is irrevocable and therefore eternal because it lasts forever. Rom 11:29;

Positional truth is the product of grace so it cannot be recognized or understood apart from God's Word of truth. 1Cor 2:14;

Positional truth is acquired completely at the moment a person believes in Jesus for salvation. Eph 2:8-10;

It is accomplished by the baptism of the Spirit, that places every believer irrevocably into union with Jesus Christ at the moment they are saved on the basis of grace and faith.

Positional truth is what protects believers in the devil's world. 1Pet 1:3-9;

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