Doctrinal Orientation: Understanding the Pre-designed Plan Of God


It’s hard to hear God’s voice when you’ve already decided what you want Him to say.



“When I first started Bible Doctrine,  it was hard on me.

I didn't like the woman in the mirror as much as I used too!  I wanted to leave many times & did. I didn't like what was being said about a lot of issues.   I realized – “I was of the world”.


God the Father prefabricated the PPOG as the Christian way of life.


Once you reach spiritual maturity, you have an entirely new and refreshing system of thinking, and you never think in terms of needs.


God has known your needs all along which is a part of adjusting to the Justice of God.

Once you reach spiritual adulthood, needs become inconsequential, and so you don't have to spend time thinking about them.


Contentment and happiness is something you learn, not something you have, want, or anticipatePHI 4


When you have perfect happiness, what more do you need?


One of the greatest signs of prosperity is maximum use of perfect happiness.


You cannot build your happiness on someone else's unhappiness.


In PHI 4:12  I have come to know how to be humbled, this is something we all must learn, because by nature none of us have it.



Humiliation is associated with arrogance; being humbled is associated with spiritual growth and understanding God's grace.


Humility comes with the organized life of the believer in spiritual adulthood.


What we cannot learn from Bible doctrine, we must learn from humility  in adversity and undeserved suffering. Experientially.


Suffering provides maximum opportunity to apply metabolized doctrine to life.


Humility is the most fantastic spiritual dignity that carries with it perfect happiness.


PHI 4:12  I have come to know how to be humbled and I have come to know how to live in prosperity.

It is difficult for prosperity to successfully work in anyone simply because of arrogance.



1CO 4:7 What are you so puffed up about? What do you have that God hasn't given you? And if all you have is from God, why act as though you are so great, and as though you have accomplished something on your own? 


PHI 4:12  I have come to know how to be humbled and I have come to know how to live in prosperity.  In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret or have been initiated into the mystery of how to be filled, how to be hungry, how to be prosperous, and how to suffer need.


To be “initiated” means to learn the secrets of the fraternity and to endure the testing of the fraternity.


The Church is the fraternity, and we are initiated through learning Bible doctrine and suffering for blessing.


Note the phrase "how to be prosperous and how to suffer need;” - Both categories are necessary for the advance to spiritual maturity and the fulfillment of the spiritual life that God has provided.


Phi 4:13  I have the power to attain all things through Him [God the Father] who makes me strong" or by having divine power.


"I have the power" is a reference to the availability of divine omnipotence for the execution of the spiritual life that God has provided for the Church-age believer.


It is a reference to the same power available to us in the great power experiment of the Church-age that our Lord used on the cross.



HEB 9:13 For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled, sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh,


HEB 9:14  how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your   conscience from dead works to serve the living God?


"All things" refer to the three stages of spiritual adulthood, the  problem solving devices and the tremendous invisible impact on history.


Perfect happiness is increased at each stage of spiritual adulthood but it must be learned.


You have the same opportunity to attain the same spiritual adulthood and perfect happiness and invisible impact.


PHI 4:13, he says  I have the power to attain all things through Him [God the Father] who makes me strong."


The source of this power is the Father, "through Him."

This is the same power available to our Lord in Hypostatic Union.



It is called “Endunamoo” which can be translated either "through Him who makes me strong," or "through Him who pours the power into me."



There are four secondary assets related to the believer’s persistence inside the PPOG with positive volition toward doctrine: volitional assets, production assets, undeserved suffering assets, and invisible impact assets.


Between the primary assets you receive at salvation and the escrow assets you receive at maturity -- are these four secondary assets.


Primary assets are election and predestination and originate from the sovereignty of God, and they express God’s will for our lives.


Secondary assets originate from the volition of the believer, and they express our attitude toward doctrine and the grace of God.


”Cognition” = (1st)the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses;

(2nd) A result of this; a perception, sensation, notion, or intuition.


Spiritual self-esteem, which is cognitive self-confidence, is the beginning of effective function of the ten problem-solving devices of the PPOG for the Church.


2nd  There is spiritual autonomy, which is cognitive independence and the continuation of effective function of the ten problem-solving devices of the PPOG.


3rd  There is spiritual maturity, which is cognitive invincibility  and maximum effective function of the problem-solving devices for the PPOG.



Self-esteem might be defined as respect for self, satisfaction with one’s self, or a good opinion of one’s self.


Spiritual self-esteem is that virtue of the PPOG whereby the believer’s confidence is based on Bible doctrine; and the believer’s respect for self is linked to grace-orientation.



Spiritual self-esteem is the believer’s dependence on God’s grace provision for stabilizing self and integrating self into the PPOG.


The application goes 1st toward God, 2nd toward self, and 3rd toward others.


1) “elpis” means confidence with regard to the future, never the present.





2) “parresia” means courage and confidence.


3) “pepoithesis” means self-confidence or spiritual self-esteem. 2CO 1:13-15, 2CO 3:1-3; EPH 3:12.



2CO 1:13 For we write nothing else to you than what you read and understand, and I hope you will understand until the end;


2CO 1:14 just as you also partially did understand us, that we are your reason to be proud as you also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus.


2CO 1:15 And in this confidence [pepoithesis, SSE] I intended at first to come to you, that you might twice receive a blessing;  See also 2CO 3:1-3; EPH 3:12.


1) “Elpis” = confidence with regard to the future, never the present.

2) “Parresia” = courage and confidence.

3) “Pepoithesis” = self-confidence or spiritual self-esteem.


EPH 3:12 in whom we have boldness and confident access [pepoithesis, SSE] through faith in Him.



  1. Self-confidence.


1)    Self-confidence, this is the inevitable result of consistent perception, metabolization and application of Bible doctrine. Confidence in doctrine is your self-confidence, not your ability or your personality.



2)    Self-realization. Self-realization is the process of learning, thinking, and solving. Self-realization results from the attainment of wisdom and it is tantamount to the application of doctrine to experience.


3)  Self-direction. Self-direction is spiritual momentum from residence and function in the PPOG under the enabling power of the Holy Spirit and momentum from metabolized doctrine.


4.)  Self-identity = grace-orientation combined with doctrinal orientation to produce a personal sense of destiny.


5) Self-motivation = combines personal love for God the Father and occupation with Christ, plus cognition and inculcation of the unique characteristics of the Church-age.


6)  Self-vindication = tantamount to execution of the PPOG.


  1. Self-vindication means becoming an invisible hero.
  2. Self-vindication means becoming a member of the pivot of the client nation.
  3. Self-vindication means distribution of escrow blessings for time.
  4. Self-vindication means glorifying God in the angelic conflict.





1) Tranquility of soul. You begin to relax in your soul with an RMA.


2) Stability of mental attitude including never feeling threatened by others and avoiding inordinate ambition and competition.



3) Composure marked by self-assurance which is the correct and accurate application of doctrine to life.



4) Grace-orientation to life.


5) Doctrinal-orientation to reality, which is based upon genuine humility, objectivity, teachability, spiritual common sense, and the avoidance of inordinate ambition and competition or inordinate self-esteem.


6) Good decisions from a position of strength, which includes motivation from personal love for God the Father plus divine viewpoint thinking.


7) Personal control of your life through doctrinal conceptualism, which is understanding the spiritual life even as a part of rationalism and empiricism.




8) A personal sense of destiny which includes solving the problems related to God, self, others, and things.



9) Self-confidence from wisdom, which means the function of doctrinal conceptualism or the application of metabolized doctrine to experience.


10) Poise, this is the believer under spiritual self-command. You cannot communicate, relate to, or command others unless you have command of self.



Aristotle – “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.”




Health enough to make work a pleasure.

Wealth enough to support your needs.

Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them.


Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them.

Patience enough to labor until some good is accomplished.

Compassion enough to see some good in your neighbor.


Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others.

Faith enough to make real the things of God.

Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.



MAT 6:34 Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. {Each} day has enough trouble of its own.


What you achieve, or fail to achieve in your lifetime is directly related to what you do or fail to do.


No one chooses his parents or childhood, but you can choose your own direction; Gal 6:7 “Be not deceived, God is not mocked, whatever a believer sows, he shall reap.”


Those who take responsibility for their actions are the real winners in life.


Winners meet life challenges head on, giving it all they’ve got and never think it’s too late or too early to begin.


A major part of each spiritual advance is overcoming obstacles under suffering and disaster.


PHI 1:29 Because to you it has been graciously given with reference concerning Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer on behalf of Him,



There is no suffering that we cannot handle when we operate inside of the PPOG.


1 Corinthians 10:13; Romans 5:3-4 ; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ; James 1:2-4; Jeremiah 29:11 ; Philippians 2:13; Philippians 1:6 ; 2 Corinthians 1:8-9 ; John 14:26 ; 2 Corinthians 1:8 ; Amos 9:1-15 ; Amos 3:1-15 ; Isaiah 19:1-25 ; Isaiah 6:1-13 ; Isaiah 4:1-6 ;Psalm 91:9-16 ; Numbers 1:1-54 ; Mark 10:46-52



SSE plus providential preventative suffering equals Spiritual autonomy (SA).


Providential preventative suffering is defined as short-termed suffering from the sovereignty of God for the benefit of the believer.


Providential preventative suffering is that suffering which prevents, restrains, or insulates sin and evil, while challenging SSE to suffer for blessing and profit.


Providential preventative suffering is the first category of suffering for blessing related to spiritual adulthood.


So, providential preventative suffering is the first category of suffering for blessing.


2CO 12:10 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.



When SSE combines with providential preventative suffering, it forms SA, which is SSE with muscle minus arrogance.


1CO 8:1 Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.



The danger in spiritual self-esteem is that you begin to think that you know all you need to know and you end up in arrogant presumption; Psa 19:13.


Psa 19:13 Also keep back Thy servant from presumptuous sins; Let them not rule over me; Then I shall be blameless, And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.


JAM 1:2-4, Consider it all happiness, my brethren [royal family], when you encounter various testings [of many kinds in providential preventative suffering], knowing that the testing of your doctrine [spiritual self-esteem applies metabolized doctrine to providential preventative suffering to attain spiritual autonomy] produces steadfastness [spiritual autonomy]. And let steadfastness [spiritual autonomy] have its perfect result lacking nothing [no escrow blessing lost from evidence testing] that you may be mature and complete.


SA plus momentum testing = Spiritual maturity (SM).


Then SM plus evidence testing = glorification of God to the maximum in the angelic conflict.


Problem-solving Device Number Five: Doctrinal Orientation.



The emphasis here - is on – Application… which you cannot use without Perception & Metabolization, of course – we need to utilize all three functions in order to operate in doctrinal orientation.


There are two ways of describing the application of metabolized doctrine: wisdom and the ten PSD’s.



Confidence can be classified as spiritual adulthood in its three stages of spiritual self-esteem, spiritual autonomy, and spiritual maturity.


Confidence can also be referred to by the technical Greek word “elpis” usually translated hope but in the English language hope implies doubt and uncertainty -- However, “elpis” means confident expectation.



When hope is directed towards Bible doctrine and the pre-designed plan of God, it becomes confidence in the realm of anticipation or expectation.


Hope is defined as confidence in what is attainable by you in the pre-designed plan of God.


In EPH 2:12, the unbeliever is described as “having no hope and without God in the world.”


When the believer faces the death of a loved one, 1TH 4:13 describes his attitude as follows – “We do not grieve as others who have no hope.”



Hope is defined in relationship to doctrine in HEB 11:1,

throughout this chapter “pistis” [faith] means “that which is believed,” in other words, Bible doctrine.


Doctrine is the reality from which we receive hope, the proof of matters not yet being seen (HEB 11:1).


Doctrine is the reality, -- the legitimate expectation as we progress in the pre-designed plan of God.


The place of hope in the predesigned plan of God is defined in the principle of X + Y + Z.



X [(HL + AOS = P1) + D = H1] + Y [(J1 + J2 = P2) + D = H2] + Z [(EL + BT = P3) + D + US = H3] = the pre-designed plan of God.



X = The imputation of human life (HL) plus the imputation of Adam’s original sin (AOS) equals the potential for salvation (P1).


To that we add the appropriate doctrine of the Gospel (D) and that equals confidence in personal salvation (H1).

X [(HL + AOS = P1) + D = H1]


Y = The judicial imputation of our sins to Christ on the Cross (J1) plus the judicial imputation of God’s perfect righteousness to us at salvation (J2) equals the potential of spiritual maturity (P2) plus the appropriate doctrine (D) and that equals the confidence of blessings in time (H2).

Y [(J1 + J2 = P2) + D = H2]


Z = The imputation of eternal life at salvation (EL) plus the imputation of blessings in time (BT) equals the potential of blessings in eternity (P3) plus the appropriate doctrine (D) used during undeserved suffering (US) equals the assurance of rewards at the judgment seat of Christ (H3).

Z [(EL + BT = P3) + D + US = H3]





ROM 12:2, “With reference to hope, be rejoicing; with reference to pressure, stand fast. Persist in prayer.” Hope is related to sharing the happiness of God, PSD #9.



ROM 15:4, “For many doctrines as have been written before [in the Old Testament canon of scripture] were written for our instruction in order that, through perseverance and encouragement from the scriptures, we [Church-age believers] might have hope.”


LAM 3:21-25, “This I recall to mind; therefore, I have hope (H2 and H3).


The Lord’s gracious functions never cease [grace

orientation]; His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. (LAM 3:21-25)


Great is Thy faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I have hope in Him [occupation with Christ].’ (LAM 3:21-25)


The Lord is good to those who trust in Him [the faith rest drill], to the soul who seeks Him [through doctrinal orientation].” (LAM 3:21-25)


X(H1) + Y(H2) + Z(H3) = PPOG

H1 (Hope 1) is personal confidence of salvation, H2 is confidence of God’s blessings in time as a result of spiritual growth, and H3is the confident expectation of receiving rewards at the Judgment seat of Christ for enduring undeserved suffering as a mature believer.



Being “new every morning” means we are to live a day at a time as a part of God’s plan for all dispensations. The only way you can seek God after salvation is through PMA of Bible doctrine.


JER 17:7, “Happiness belongs to the person who trusts in the Lord [+H related to the faith rest drill and to hope], and whose hope [confidence] is in the Lord [occupation with Christ].”


PSA 71:5, “For You are my hope, O Lord God, my confidence from my youth.”


ROM 15:13, "Now may the God of hope [confidence] fill you with all happiness [+H] and prosperity [escrow blessings for time] in believing, that you may abound in hope [fulfillment of H2] by the power of the Holy Spirit.”



Job 4:6, “Is not your fear [reverence, awe, love] of God your confidence and the integrity of your ways your hope?”


ROM 5:3-4 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,



ROM 5:5, “And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God [virtue-love] has been poured out through the Holy Spirit.


1PE 1:21, “Who through Him [Jesus Christ], we are believers in God who raised Him from the dead, and gave Him [Jesus Christ] glory [of the Hypostatic-union], so that your faith and confidence [hope] are in God.”





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