Friday, March 25, 2016

Point 6. The Relationship of Imputations to the Spiritual Growth of the Believer.

The trends of the old sin nature that are passed down to us by our parents when the imputation of human life was imputed to the soul.

The first category of imputations is known as Real imputations, the second category are called judicial imputations.

A real imputation means that there is something in us that has a relationship between what is being imputed and where it is being imputed to.

There is a home or an affinity or a resemblance between that which is being imputed and where it is being imputed to.
1. human life to the soul. The soul is a place that God imputed life to —- there is a home for life, and that home is the soul.
2. Then Adam’s original sin is imputed to the old sin nature. Adam’s sin has a home or a target where it is comfortable with, and that means it has a home which is the OSN.
3. Then Eternal life in imputed to the human spirit = that part of man that God created where He imputes eternal life to it because it has been created to handle that type of life, which is eternal — an unlimited capacity within man.
4.  Then there are Blessings in time to the perfect righteousness in man. +R is the home and it is used to being blessed.
5. Blessings in eternity will be given to the resurrection body. The resurrection body created by God can handle blessings for all of eternity, unlike the human body with its limited capacity.

There are judicial imputations which have nothing to do with where they are being imputed to. For example, our sins imputed to TLJC and
His righteousness imputed to us.

Four different manifestations of the OSN.
a. The area of weakness produces personal sins and eventuates in consequent evil in the form of moral or immoral degeneration, HEB 12:1.

It is described by the phrase in HEB 12:1 ” the sin which so easily entangles us,” or the sin which so easily wraps itself around us.”
b. An area of strength.  The area of strength produces human good, resulting in moral degeneracy, ISA 64:6; ROM 8:8.

ISA 64:6  For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment;
c. There is also the lust pattern, the lust pattern motivates sin and evil, lasciviousness and asceticism, moral and immoral degeneration, ROM 7:7; EPH 2:3.

EPH 2:3  Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.

d. The trends of the sin nature:  Legalism, which results in moral degeneracy; antinomianism, which results in immoral degeneracy.

While the soul is not occupied by the imputation of the old sin nature, the soul becomes the “battlefield” which the old sin nature attacks and where it is often tactically successful.

The influence of the imputation of the old sin nature on the soul is seen in mental attitude sins and wrong motivations resulting in the sins of the tongue and overt sins.

There is no question that the body effects the soul and the mentality,  just as the soul effects the body (this is called psychosomatics).
hamartia – translated sin generally refers to the imputation of the old sin nature, ROM 5:12; ROM 7:14.
“flesh” (sarxz) is another word for the imputation of old sin nature.

The Greek word sarxz means “flesh,” and it emphasizes the location of the old sin nature in the cell structure of the body.
GAL 5:16 “But I say, walk by means of the Spirit and you will not execute the lusts of the flesh.”

1. The Spirit 2. You 3. the imputation of  the OSN.

On one Saturday the black dog would win; another Saturday, the white dog would win – but the fisherman always won! His friends began to ask him how he did it. He said, “I starve one and feed the other. The one I feed always wins because he is stronger.”

Which one will dominate us? he said “It depends on which one we feed.”

EPH 2:3  “Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath.”

1JO 2:16  “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.”

The “old man” (palaios anthropos) emphasizes the origin of the old sin nature — he is called the old man for he was created when Adam sinned.

EPH 4:22 “With reference to your former lifestyle, you yourselves lay aside [through rebound] the old man [sin nature], you who are becoming degenerate on the basis of the lusts of deceit.”

“You who are becoming degenerate” refers to being corrupted by allowing the imputation of the OSN to be in control.

COL 3:9  Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old man with its evil practices,
“carnal” (sarkinos) means “fleshly,” “of the flesh,” or “belonging to the flesh.”
The Corinthian believers were still not able to learn advanced doctrine because they were under the control of the old sin nature, which limits what you can learn.

The fact that they are still carnal means they don’t use rebound and recovery to get back into Fellowship.

The “corruptible man”  refers to the sin nature in ROM 1:23.

The phrase “perishable seed” in 1PE 1:23 refers to the transmission of the old sin nature. 1PE 1:23  for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God.

The old sin nature always gets to the soul of man by attacking the heart.

This principle is found in such passages as JER 17:9; MAT 12:34‑35, 15:19; MAR 7:21‑23.

JER 17:9  The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?
sold is a per-pass-part, the Greek verb is pepramenos which means to be sold as a slave to the sin nature.

We were born slaves to the O.S.N. and the only time that we will ever be free from slavery to the O.S.N. is not at salvation but when we enter into perception, metabolization and application of Bible doctrine.

JOH 8:32 applies only to life in the PPOG, “You shall know the doctrine and the doctrine shall make you free.”

GAL 5:1, “It is for freedom that Christ has set you free. Therefore, keep standing fast [residence, function, and momentum in the plan of God] and do not again become entangled in the yoke of slavery [cosmic system].”

PSA 119:45  And I will walk at liberty, for I seek thy precepts.

We all have a legitimate desire to please the Lord, and this desire even increases as we increase our intake of doctrine.

These good intentions are hindered by the overtime work of the O.S.N. with its trends toward good and evil.

Paul is saying if I keep on doing what I do not want to do then I realize that the law is good because it does reveal my helplessness.

The old sin nature is the source of temptation and also the source of inherent flaws from birth.

He is saying that because he has received TLJC, that he is no longer the one alive but Christ is living in him.
Before any believer can appreciate the divine solutions to the indwelling problems of the O.S.N. and the magnificent grace of God, the believer must be brought to the end of himself.

The effects of sin are guilt and condemnation, and therefore there is no place for any guilt and condemnation in the life of the believer.

PSA 32:5 You have forgiven the guilt of my sin;

PSA 65:3 Iniquities prevail against me; but as for our transgressions you do forgive them.

PSA 85:2 You did forgive the iniquity of your people; you did cover all their sin.

PSA 103:10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

PSA 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.

ISA 1:18    Come now and let us reason together, says the Lord, though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow, though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool.

ISA 38:17   For you have cast all my sins behind Your back.

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.

In EZE 16:63 the Lord said to people who were involved with the grossest sins you could imagine “I will forgive you for all that you have done”

As you grow in the knowledge of doctrine, there can arise a tremendous conflict in the soul, not from the temptation of the old sin nature, but from the evil and the inherent weaknesses which are there.

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