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The apostle Paul and the balance between mentality and emotion.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

It involves many, many unusual idioms, many hapax legomenas, many, many phrases and clauses, which are related in a most unusual way.

It is impossible for the average person to keep a balance between thought and emotion, and in vs. 1 we have the personal greatness of the apostle Paul.

One does not get out of line; in emotion and mentality, the one does not dominate to the exclusion of the other.
The balance is perfect as only you would find in a person of great genius and great stability.

Pres-act-ind - lego = to speak, to talk, to communicate. The present tense is a perfective present denoting the continuation of existing results. Active voice - to say or communicate; Paul produces the action of the verb as a part of his triple oath, which is most unusual because it reveals something of the human writer.

His tremendous stability in dealing with a subject which touches him in the field of his emotions.

“I communicate” Accusative singular, direct object - Aletheian = truth, also doctrine.
“I communicate doctrine”

Even though all of us carry burdens and sorrows, and face undeserved suffering, and face many adversities in life, we still have a stabilizer.

Your stabilizer = prepositional phrase - en + locative singular Christos = in Christ,

Paul is the greatest Jew who ever lived, outside of the humanity of Christ.

Probably next to Paul, in mentality and genius, is Moses, who was a genius in so many fields of life.

Moses was a military genius, a musical genius, a literary genius, and an administrative genius.

Moses was the best looking man, one of the few men described as absolutely beautiful; he was personable, he was great, and he was the crown prince of Egypt.

The calling out of the Royal Family of God, for our Lord’s third category of royalty is now in operation.

PRO 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.
DAN 12:3 “And those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.”

MAT 16:19 “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

All of you have the power to save others, snatching them out of a place described as a place of torment, LUK 16:28.
All of you have the power to save others, snatching them out of a place where desire is never met, LUK 16:24.

A place of unspeakable misery indicated by the term, “everlasting fire,” MAT 25:41.
A place where the worm [conscience] never dies and the fire is never quenched, MAR 9:44.

EPH 5:4 ... filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.

All of you have the power to save others, snatching them out of the Lake (which many believe to be a liquid form of lava) which burns with fire and brimstone, REV 21:8.

A bottomless pit, REV 9:2.
Outer darkness, MAT 8:12.
Fire unquenchable, LUK 3:17.
Furnace of fire, MAT 13:42.
Blackness of darkness, Jud 13.

Seven times we are told in the scripture that there is a place where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

MAR 9:49 - our Lord said about those who reject Him, “For everyone will be salted with fire.”
REV 14:11 “the smoke of their torment ascends up for ever and ever and they have no rest day or night.”
2CO 6:2 “Now is the time of acceptance; now is the day of salvation.”

Next, we have the negative affirmation. The negative affirmation deals with his own personal integrity, which is very important when dealing with God’s word, Bible doctrine, with those things that God has used and chosen to reveal himself to man; integrity is the order of the day.

It involves many, many unusual idioms, many hapax legomenas, many, many phrases and clauses, which are related in a most unusual way.

The Doctrine of the Emotions of the Soul.
Point 1. Definition and Description.
a. Emotion is part of the essence of the soul.

MAT 22:37 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,

Normally the emotion is to be dominated by the right lobe of the soul, by the mentality.

Abnormally the emotion rules the mentality; this is when neurosis and psychosis sets in.

Emotion has two functions in life as a part of the soul: a normal and an abnormal function.

The other parts of the soul include self-consciousness, volition, and the two frontal lobes, the mind and the heart.

Emotion is the female part of the soul and responds to the right lobe or the heart, which is the male part.

Category two love, right man, right woman, is taught in the Bible to illustrate the relationship between the emotion and the right lobe.

The right lobe possesses a frame of reference which is designed for thought, the memory center, vocabulary and categorical storage, the conscience, the momentum department, the wisdom department, and the subconscious.

Inside the right lobe of the soul is everything that should dominate emotion so that emotion can become what it was designed to be by God, an appreciator of things.

Koilia - [Greek - emotions] = something that is empty or hollow.

Emotion is something empty and a part of you waiting to respond, not react.
Emotions contain no doctrine, no thought, no common sense, and no ability to reason.

By definition then, the emotions are the appreciator of the soul.
By function, the emotions were designed to respond to the right lobe.

Emotion is not designed to assume authority over the soul, but is designed to be dominated by the right lobe.

Capacity for life is related to the right lobe, thought, not the emotions.

English words used in especially the King James Bible to describe the emotions include: bowels, belly, and reins.

GEN 43:30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.
1KI 3:26 Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son,
SOS 5:4 “My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.” KJV
JER 4:19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me;
PHI 1:8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.

Only in the right lobe, the kardia, exists the frame of reference, memory center, viewpoint, norms and standards, and doctrine.

Emotions are stimuli for action, and therefore must be regarded as a form of human energy.

The emotion of fear, also a sin, causes flight.

The emotion of disgust causes repulsion.

The emotion of anger causes violence.

MAT 27:46 “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”

Marred - mishchath = to be completely disfigured.

Despised - bazah = to spit out hatred toward Him.

Forsaken - chadel = to be rejected verbally.

In His humanity, He was a genius and He was also a tender plant meaning very sensitive.

Sorrows - plural = many sorrows; the Hebrew word makob refers to pains in the soul.

Grief - chouy = disease, sickness, sadness, mistreatment.

To hide the face - Sathath = to cover the face in rejection and to discredit while covering it.

Carried - cabal = to carry a heavy burden (the moment our sins were poured on Him and judged He died spiritually).

Stricken - naga = to be struck down with sin violently.

Smitten - nakah = to violently strike; severely.

Pierced - chalal - passive voice = to be stabbed.
Every sin was like a point of a spear and stabbed His soul.

Crushed - dakah = He was crushed by the weight of our sins.

Scourging - chabbuwrah = bruises, wounds, and black and blue marks.

Iniquity - anon = all of our perversity, punishment, and faults fell on Him.

Oppressed - nagas = to be harassed and abused.

Afflicted - anah = to be humiliated.

LUK 23:34 - He uttered “Father forgive them” -
under great pain He asked for forgiveness for those who were giving Him the pain.

LUK 23:43 He gives a promise to the dying thief.

JOH 19:26-27 He wanted to take care of His mother.

Taken - laqach = to be violently be seized by the authorities.

Two of the richest men in the country were Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathaea, JOH 19:38-42; MAT 27:60.

It was the Father’s plan in eternity past to crush the Son with our sins, REV 13:8.

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