The Doctrine of Supergrace. Part 16.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Pres-act-ind - ischuo - i*scuvw = to be strong, to be powerful, to have power, to be competent = “I have power” not “I can do.”
“I have the power; I have the endowed power.”
Present tense - ischuo - customary present, for what habitually occurs in the supergrace life.
Active voice = Paul as a super grace believer produces the action of the verb, mainly the possession of maximum doctrine resident in the soul.
Indicative mood - declarative = the reality of maximum doctrine resident in Paul’s soul.
Plural of pas - adjective - substantive - panta - pavnta - direct object of the verb = “I have the endowed power to attain all things.”
The plural indicates that ultra supergrace will be followed by dying grace eventually, which is the greatest of all blessings in life.
En + articular pres-act-part - endunamoo = en to endunamounti - e*n tw’/ e*ndunamou’nti = “in the empowering.”
Then we have a mistranslation; the older manuscripts say “by means of the One;” this is God the Holy Spirit who keeps on pouring the power into me.
Endunamoo - retroactive progressive present = the ministry of the Holy Spirit in teaching the word in the past, with the result that the ministry of the Holy Spirit continues right up into the present time.
Active voice - the Holy Spirit produces the action of the verb, pouring power into Paul as he moves across no man’s land.
“By means of the one, God the Holy Spirit, who keeps on pouring the power into me.”
Me - me - accusative singular direct object - personal pronoun ego = Paul, as he is moving out, and he made it, 1 and 2 Timothy.
PHI 4:13 I have the endowed power [maximum doctrine resident in the soul], to attain all things [ultra-supergrace and dying grace], By means of the One, God the Holy Spirit who keeps on pouring the power, the doctrine into me.
This endowed power is a supercharger performing the same function as living grace except that the provision is intensified in the advance.
Saving grace - when you believe in Jesus Christ.
Living grace - takes you all the way through the maturity barrier to supergrace.
“Near grace” or “greater grace” - takes you from supergrace to the next objective, ultra-supergrace.
Saving grace, living grace, supergrace, near grace, ultra-supergrace leading all the way to dying grace and then surpassing grace.
We start out with saving grace, when you believe in Jesus Christ.
Then there is living grace that takes you all the way through the maturity barrier to supergrace.
Now, we have the “experience of divine power” or the application of the omnipotence of God in our life which takes you from supergrace to the next objective, ultra-supergrace.
1. Endowed power is a supercharger which performs the same function in no man’s land that living grace performed in the advance to spiritual maturity.
2. Endowed power recognizes the tremendous opposition which develops in the life of any believer advancing through no man’s land between supergrace and ultra-supergrace.
3. The increased opposition from the satanic forces of evil calls for the intensified provision of endowed power; therefore another category of grace is “near grace” = the Lord is near.
TLJC is at home in your hearts, and there is an intimacy and nearness of the Lord to the believer.
EPH 3:17 When you are rooted and grounded in impersonal unconditional agape love.
MAT 5:44 - it is a love that loves your enemies, and prays for those who persecute you!
JOH 14:15 - it is the type of love that motivates the believer to stay with doctrine -
“If you love Me, you will keep My commands.”
1CO 13:4 - it is the type of love that is patient, gracious, not jealous; does not brag and is not arrogant.
1CO 13:5 It is the type of love that does not act improper, is never selfish, is not resentful, does not think evil.
1CO 13:6 It is the type of love that does not gloat over other men’s sins, but rejoices with doctrine.
1CO 13:7 It is the type of love that overlooks faults, believes the best, hopes all things, endures all things.
1PE 4:8 - it is the type of love that covers a multitude of sins.
1JO 2:5 - it is the type of love that can only be developed from the intake of doctrine -
“But whoever keeps His doctrine, in that believer the love of God has truly been matured.”
1JO 4:20 If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.
1JO 5:2 - it is the type of love that motivates love for doctrine -
“By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His doctrines.”
2JO 1:6 And this is virtue-love that we walk according to His doctrines. This is the command, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it [PPOG].
EPH 3:17 - “that Christ may dwell or be at home in your hearts” =
an intimacy and the nearness of the Lord.
4. With endowed power, the Lord makes special provision for the supergrace believer advancing to the next objective where the going gets tough and the Lord’s provision is greater than the stiffness of the opposition.
1JO 4:4 You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
5. PHI 4:5 Let your supergrace mental attitude be known to all men [this spiritual attitude is to be revealed before all men, the saved, as well as the unsaved].
6. A supergrace mental attitude, manifested by a forbearing spirit or a gentleness which is a part of the fruit of the Holy Spirit, runs contrary to the normal attitude of the “flesh.”
7. A supergrace mental attitude with endowed power is manifested by a mild disposition, mental strength under control, and obedience to the Word of God.
8. This endowed power,
PHI 2:13 = mildness, patience, gentleness, moderation, unwillingness to litigate or contend; meekness under provocation, readiness to forgive injuries, and not judging the characters and actions of others.
JER 29:13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
HEB 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
PRO 28:5 Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the Lord understand all things.