Class Notes: 9/29/2021
The book of Romans part 4 Adjustment to God's justice
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.
2Chron 7:13; "If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people"
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. When too many carnal cosmic believers reject objective truth they 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 rejects objective truth that results in 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 so God is allowing client nation USA to come under the cycles of discipline.
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.
The only way to restore the wall of fire is a national change of thinking and al to return to Divine Establishment.
2Chron 7:13-14; "If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
We are in a verse-by-verse study of the book of Romans and got through verse 1 with the expanded translation: "Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called an apostle, through having been appointed because of the Gospel from God."
In the verse we found 3 doctrines to explore: the doctrine of adjustment to God's justice, the doctrine of apostle, and the doctrine of the Gospel.
In our study of the doctrine of God's justice we noted that there are 3 categories of mankind's adjustment to God's justice in time: salvation, rebound, and maturity, and 3 categories of God's adjustment to mankind in eternity: Rewards at the believer's evaluation, Eternal life in the new heaven and earth with God or eternal death in the lake of fire.
When we stopped last time we had just started our discussion on rebound adjustment.
We noted that rebound is a technical term that is used to describe the believer's restoration to fellowship and recovery of the filling and mentor ministries of God the Holy Spirit. This is necessary because after salvation believes continue to have an old sin nature and they have to learn God's Word to be able to execute the spiritual life John 4:23;
1John 1:9; describes this adjustment to God's justice that occurs when we name cite, confess or acknowledge any known sin to God alone.
Rebound works because every sin past, present and future was judged in Christ Jesus on the cross. Rebound adjustment to God's justice is instantaneous. It is possible by simply naming any known sin.
How you feel about the sin is irrelevant because judgment already has been accomplished, Psa 32:5; Psa 38:18; Psa 51:3-4; Prov 28:13; Jer 3:13; 1Cor 11:31; 1 John 1:9;
When the believer confesses a sin God's justice is free to forgive that sin because the God's justice was propitiated (satisfied) with Jesus' work on the cross. Justice is the only attribute of God's essence that can forgive sin. It is a matter of justice that we are restored to fellowship with God when we simply acknowledge any known sin.
Believers simply cite their known sins directly to God and they are immediately restored to fellowship where the filling of the Holy Spirit is resumed, replacing the grieving or quenching of the Holy Spirit. This is a private matter that is between the believer and God.
Blasphemous approaches to the rebound adjustment to God's justice include confession of sins to other believers because they can not absolve you from sin, feeling sorry for your sins does not forgive sins and no system of penance or good works can forgive sin. Rom 8:3;
Rebound adjustment to God's justice s never a license to sin; it is a license for recovery, for the resumption of spiritual momentum and encouragement for the believer. Titus 2:11-14;
The next category of adjustment to God's justice is called maturity adjustment that occurs when the believer through the consistent and daily function of GASP (grace apparatus for spiritual perception) under the mentor ministry of God the Holy Spirit reaches the doctrinal viewpoint of spiritual maturity.
Supergrace is where the believer has rest and relaxation from cognitive invincibility of doctrinal viewpoint that causes problem solving device number 9 (the happiness of God) to be deployed on the FLOT line of the soul. This was Jesus' status on the cross. Heb 12:2;
Momentum from doctrine continues to be developed in this status and God is glorified. Maximum doctrine in the soul of the believer frees God's justice to provide blessing for the mature believer.
Believers in this status receive five categories of blessing. Some of the blessings are received immediately, while others are received as the believer continues to advance. The five categories are spiritual, temporal, association, historical, and dying grace.
Mankind either adjusts to God's justice for blessing or God's justice adjusts to him for cursing. This is called maladjustment to God's justice. If man doesn't adjust to God's, then God's justice is only free to judge and punish.
The issue in the Christian life is volitional. Believers either adjust to God's justice in order to receive blessing from God, or God's justice will adjust to us and we will receive punishment from God.
Adjustment to God's justice is the determining factor between cursing and blessing.
When mankind doesn't adjust to God's justice it is called maladjustment. Maladjustment can occur at any point in the volitional decision making process: salvation, rebound, or doctrine.
Salvation Maladjustment to God's justice occurs when people reject Jesus Christ as their personal Savior because they have negative volition at Gospel hearing. God's justice adjusts to the unbelievers in eternity by throwing them into the lake of purification.
Establishment oriented unbelievers are not judged in time, only in eternity. But the unbeliever reversionist is judged in both time and eternity. 2Pet 2; Rom 1:18-32;
Salvation maladjustment is the basis for spending eternity in the lake of fire aka purification, as well as the basis for much of the great sorrow, tragedy, heartache, and disaster in human history.
Rebound maladjustment to God's justice occurs when the believer fails to rebound during their life in time. The Holy Spirit permanently indwells the believer's body. But carnality and reversionism from cosmic viewpoint thinking causes the believer to reject the filling and mentorship of God the Holy Spirit that is mechanism that enables God the Holy Spirit to control the believer's soul.
Grieving the Spirit is carnality from sin nature control of the soul; quenching the Spirit is reversionism from thinking satan's cosmic viewpoint.
Perpetuation of carnality results in divine discipline, and if left unchecked leads to carnal cosmic reversionism. Remember carnal is a term that means OSN control of the soul.
Without the filling and mentor ministries of God the Holy Spirit, believers cannot understand Bible doctrine.
Failure to rebound results in judgment and discipline from God. Sin keeps believers off balance for their entire life. The inevitable result is cosmic reversionism from satans's propaganda mill.
Any believer can be spiritual or carnal. The reversionistic believer doesn't rebound so they perpetuate their carnality.
If you add anything to naming your sin, that is legalism that is not efficacious, because legalism and grace are mutually exclusive. Rebound combined with legalism is ineffective because God's grace is not involved and the result is human good instead of divine good.
God's process always involves grace and grace must precede any works.
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