Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
November 03, 2021
Problem Solving Device
Doctrinal Orientation to the PPOG is the function of post-salvation inculcation of Bible doctrine, defined as the consistent PMA of Bible doctrine.
The power of the PPOG versus the power of Satan's cosmic system.
One power functions with arrogance, the other power is the function of humility.
The believer who is a loser will live in cosmic one and two.
The loser is a believer who fails to execute the PPOG after salvation.
(1) The enemy of the cross, PHI 3:18, for many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ.
(2) The enemy of God, JAM 4:4, you adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
(3) The hater of God, JOH 5:23 "He who hates me hates my Father also. Miseo - to love less.
(4) Double‑minded, JAM 4:8, he has spiritual schizophrenia, cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double‑minded.
(5) The Carnal Christian, ROM 8:7; 1CO 3:1-3.
ROM 8:7 because the carnal mind is hostile toward God.
(6) The disciple of the devil, 1JO 3:8, 10.
(7) Grieving the Holy Spirit, EPH 4:30.
(8) Quenching the Holy Spirit, 1TH 5:19.
Since superior divine power or OP has been delegated to the PPOG all accurate and correct procedure occurs in one place only: inside the PPOG.
(1) Divine power can only be utilized inside the PPOG.
(2) Divine power dispels our ignorance so that we understand the procedure.
(3) Divine power provides the ability to fulfill that procedure, which can only be fulfilled in the power of the Holy Spirit.
ROM 6:4 in order that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
Another command to walk in the PPOG under the power of God is found in 2CO 5:7, for we walk by means of faith [doctrine in the PPOG] and not by sight.
GAL 5:16 Walk by the Spirit [in the PPOG ], and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
GAL 6:16 and those who will WALK by this rule, [the precise correct procedure in the PPOG ] prosperity and mercy be upon them.
EPH 2:10 for we are his workmanship [the creation of the new spiritual species], created in Christ Jesus for the purpose of divine good works which God prepared beforehand,[in the PPOG under predestination] that we should WALK in them.
EPH 5:2 and WALK in virtue-love,[in the PPOG ] just as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us.
PHI 3:17 Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who WALK according to the pattern [the PPOG ] you have in us.
1TH 4:1 you received from us instruction [doctrine concerning the PPOG ] as to how you ought to WALK and please God.
2JO 1:4 I was very happy to find some of your children WALKING in truth [the PPOG], just as we have received commandment to do from the Father.
3JO 1:4 I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children WALKING in the truth.[the PPOG ].
ROM 6:4, Walk in newness of life.
2CO 5:7, Walk by means of doctrine
GAL 5:16 Walk by the Spirit.
GAL 6:16 Walk by this rule.
EPH 2:10 Walk in divine good works,
EPH 5:2 Walk in virtue-love.
PHI 3:17 Walk according to the pattern
1TH 4:1, Walk in the instruction you received from us
2JO 1:4, Walk in truth.
Because this is the dispensation of the Power of God and it has been called the Dispensation of Grace with the mechanics of the PPOG related to equal opportunity.
We are now ready for the principle of perfect God, perfect plan, and perfect power.
1JO 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1JO 1:10, if we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and His word is not in us.
(1) Being imperfect persons means that we do not have the "power" or the "ability" to execute the perfect plan of God.
(2) As Church-age believers, the Baptism of the Spirit at salvation made us a new spiritual species and Royal Family of God.
(3) We have been given a nature that cannot sin, 1JO 3:9, and a perfect plan which can only be executed by a perfect power.
Notice the phrase “we shall be like Him”, because we shall see Him just as He is which means through our position in Him, He has made us or conformed us to the image of His Son; ROM 8:29.
ROM 8:29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first‑born among many brethren;
The omnipotence of God combines with the grace policy of God as the means of fulfilling God's will, God's plan, and God's purpose for your life.
This is only true in the Dispensation of the Church, for only in this Dispensation does every believer become Royal Family of God; ROM 16:25-26; EPH 3:1-8.
He designed for us our very own plan to go with our status quo of royalty.
It is provided so that we, as members of the royal family, can execute God's plan and fulfill the reason for which we have been created, which is to bring glory to God.
We also have the OP of God the son which guarantees the preservation of the universe and the continuation of human history on planet earth so that the divine plan will be completed in any generation of the Church-age.
Jesus Christ, as the God-man went to the cross and was judged for our sins so that we can enter this plan simply by personal faith in Him.
Since a perfect plan can only be executed by a perfect power, the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit is available inside the PPOG for the fulfillment and execution of that plan.
God has a plan for your life as an individual in fantastic and marvelous detail.
Prin - The Church-age is a dispensation in which every believer is classified as Royal Family of God, having equal privileges and equal opportunities.
There is no such thing as an insignificant believer in the Church-age.
No matter how dull or insignificant your life may appear to be to you at the moment, your life is very, very significant and meaningful.
Prin - The power of the ordinary life is emphasized in the PPOG with its invisible but real impact on human history.
The PPOG is God's game plan for the Church-age, the most exciting and challenging plan in all of human history.
The personal responsibility and individual compensation for each believer is far, far greater than in any previous or Future Dispensations, including the Millennial Reign of Christ.
God has given to each believer the greatest lifestyle in all of human history through Doctrinal Orientation.
The PPOG is the way of living, as well as the only manner of operating for the Church-age believer.
How does God reveal to us this perfect plan and this perfect power that He has?
In 2PE 1:2, the apostle Peter gives us some insight into this particular principle when He says, Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
Grace is God's right to deal with us on the basis of the cross.
God is free to express His love to you and me through grace because of what His Son accomplished on the cross, namely propitiation.
Propitiation is the God-ward side of salvation which means that God is satisfied with the saving work of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace always depends on the character and nature of God and it depends on who and what God is, not you or me.
2PE 1:2, grace and peace be multiplied to you.
For the believer who resides in the PPOG, grace must be multiplied and it is through Doctrinal Orientation.
The believer cannot execute or fulfill the divine plan from his own ability, human energy, or talent.
Grace and then the next phrase in the original is to you and then peace.
Peace - Eirene = Peace, blessing, and prosperity.
Verse 2 should read: grace to you and prosperity.
This prosperity is spiritual prosperity, social prosperity, mental prosperity, economic prosperity.
”be multiplied” – aor-pass-optative of the verb plethuno = to multiply, to increase
The aorist tense refers to a specific point of time when the believer increases in grace and prosperity because of residence and momentum in the PPOG.
The passive voice refers to the fact that the believer is being influenced by others whether in a positive way or a negative way.
The optative mood is a fourth class condition in the Greek and usually it appears with a subjunctive mood either through wrong priorities or the divine plan which is the right priorities.
In order that by them you might become partners of the divine endowment having escaped from the corruption or degeneracy that is in the world by lust or evil desires.
In 2PE 1:2, the apostle Peter gives us some insight into this particular principle when he writes grace to you and prosperity be multiplied through the instrument of metabolized doctrine of the God and of Jesus our Lord.
Verse 3 answers the question, 2PE 1:3, Seeing that his divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of him who elected us by his own glory and virtue.
In 2PE 1:5 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence or having made every effort in your faith or with your doctrine supply or furnish with moral excellence or your virtue.
Virtue is the key to the Christian life and virtue can only be developed inside of the PPOG.
"Christianity" appears to be a disaster today-why?
Because there is one thing missing from Christianity and that is virtue.
The difference between brotherly love and agape love is that "agape love" is directed toward unbelievers as well, whereas brotherly love is directed toward believers only.
Virtue, perception of doctrine, self-control, self-discipline, patience, godliness, love for believers, love for all mankind.
“useless” = “argos” which means lazy, inefficient, inactive, it means to shun the labor which one ought to perform (procrastinator).
If you cannot take doctrine and apply it to your personal life you will never be spiritually self-sustained and therefore, inefficient.
Next we have a prepositional phrase which is “eis” plus the accusative of “epignosis” which refers to “metabolized doctrine”.
It should be translated “in the true epignosis knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
“Blind” is the noun tuphlos which means blind in the sense of blindness in the soul or blackout of the soul.
He is blinded by either arrogance or animosity toward doctrine.
In the 1st system, arrogance blinds him.
In the 2nd system animosity toward truth blinds him.
“Tuphlos” comes from the word “tuphoo” which means to have a head full of smoke or to be inflated with pride.
In MAT 15, the Lord said that "those who were blind were those who cleaned up the outside but not the "thought pattern."
In MAT 15:8, the mentally blind draw near God with their mouth, they honor him with their lips but the Lord said their heart (right lobe) is far away from him!
In MAT 23:24, the mentally blind "strain out a gnat and swallow a camel."
2CO 4:4 tells us that the God of this world specializes in blinding the mind of those in the cosmic system.
2PE 1:9 says For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted,
The pres-act-part – “muopazo” - which is to be near-sighted - Joseph Thayer says that this word means to see dimly, to see only what is near, to be carnally or earthly minded.
“Purification” – “katharismos” - it means cleansing and purification.
- The initial cleansing from sin which occurs at the cross.
At the moment that we believed on TLJC all of our past sins are blotted out, ISA 43:25, ISA 44:22.
ISA 43:25 "I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.
ISA 44:22 "I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud, And your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you."
- The second category of cleansing refers to the fact that once we commit sins after salvation we name and cite our sins and are completely cleansed.
”more diligent” - more is the adverb “mallon” and then we have the aor-act-imp of “spoudazo” which means making every effort, and with the adverb “mallon”, it means being motivated even more.
Therefore, brethren, be even more motivated....which means to be motivated by your love for TLJC and living in the PPOG.
It is a reference to the believer and his priorities motivating him to "go on" in the PPOG.
More motivation calls for maximum metabolized doctrine.
We have: “be all the more diligent” or “be more motivated” to make certain about His calling.
The Doctrine of Election gives more motivation to the believer because God wills his very highest and best for every believer.
God also provides for every believer equal privilege and equal opportunity.
The 1st concept, God the Father in His sovereignty wills the highest and the best for you as a believer and election applies to the believer only.
The 2nd concept of election is the word privilege, and under election God provides equal privilege for every member of the Royal Family of God.
If our will chooses against God's will we are not going to have his will for our life.
The 3rd concept of election is that God provides equal opportunity for every believer to have His best.
If you make your calling and election a spiritual reality and live in the PPOG.
The aor-act-subj of the Greek verb “patio” means to stumble, and it has a double negative with it, "ou me" and it means “you will never stumble.”
Through consistency the believer in the PPOG avoids any pro-longed residence outside of the PPOG.
The aorist tense is a “culminative” aorist which views the verb from the action of completion.
The completion of the verb comes from separation from Satan's cosmic system.
The active voice, the believer in the PPOG becomes a winner and as a winner in time, produces the action of the verb, which is the fact that advances to maturity and becomes a winner to receive his escrow blessings.
The subjunctive mood, with a double negative is what we call a subjunctive with emphatic negation that does not imply sinless perfection ay all.
It emphasizes the importance of "more motivation in the PPOG " which keeps the believer from falling into Satan's cosmic system.
The reason why more motivation is needed in the PPOG is because more pressure is put on the believer who has PVTD and resides in the PPOG than there is for the believer who is involved with Cosmic 1 or Cosmic 2.
Satan uses believers in Cosmic 2 to put pressure on believers in the PPOG, especially if they are involved in Cosmic 1.
Prin - Involvement in cosmic two is the function of the believer in apostasy under the principle of antagonism.
These believers are antagonistic not only toward Bible doctrine, but also toward the PPOG in general and it all begins with being out of fellowship and allowing the OSN to take over.
Prin: Because of the OSN, we all have a built‑in system of antagonism toward God.
Prin - Involvement in Cosmic two is also manifested by negative volition toward doctrine which is the direct result of hostility toward the word of God or toward the one who communicates it.
"as long as" is a third class condition, maybe you will, maybe you will not.
You must avoid any prolonged residence inside of Satan's cosmic system.
“for in this way” is a reference to the believer who lives in the PPOG.
After the words "for in this way", you have the word entrance, but the Greek word is the word "abundantly."
“Abundantly” is “plousios” which refers to wealth and riches and it means to yield something abundantly, to present in large quantity.
”will be supplied” is the fut-pass-ind of the verb – “epichoregeo” which means to supply the money for the chorus, to furnish, to supply, to aid.
It means to supply and furnish all that is needed for the chorus which Peter mentions to be successful.
Because "in time" you supplied with your doctrine virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, agape love, in the eternal state you will be supplied fantastic wealth and riches.
This is a future tense which is a reference to the fact that some are going to enter the eternal state rich!
They will be winners with eternal rewards and decorations.
They will have privileges that extend above and beyond the resurrected body and ultimate sanctification.
The future tense, therefore, refers to the judgment seat of Christ and the rewards awaiting there for those who are winners as well as the blessings of eternal life.
This is the final place where the conveyance of wealth and riches, exceeding abundantly above all we could ask or think, are given unto us.
To those believers who fulfill the principle of election and who stayed in the PPOG in time, there are fantastic blessings waiting for them in eternity.
We have the fut-pass-ind of “epichoregeo”.
The passive voice, the believer who is a winner is going to receive the conveyance of great rewards, he did not earn them or deserve them.
The indicative mood of “epichoregeo” is the mood that declares that this is a dogmatic statement of Bible doctrine.
Prin - The entrance into the eternal state will be richly supplied for winners who executed the PPOG in time.
Your decisions, right now, in time, determine whether you will be rich or poor forever.
The eternal kingdom of tells us to whom the kingdom belongs, the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Unless you know something about these principles, it is impossible to ever live the life that God has called you to live.
- The Baptism of the Spirit created us a new spiritual species and royal family forever.
- The unique PPOG for this dispensation.
- The unique equality factor related to the election and predestination.
- We also have our invisible assets.
- The unique royal commissions, whereby every believer is a royal priest, representing himself to god, and a royal ambassador, representing God to man.
- The unique mystery doctrine of the Church-age is now revealed in the epistles of the New Testament.
- The unique indwelling of all three persons of the Trinity.
- The unique availability of divine power to every believer.
- The fact that this is the only dispensation of no prophecy only historical trends.
- This is the only dispensation of invisible heroes or spiritual champions.