The Doctrine of Supergrace. Part 19.
Friday, June 15, 2007
PHI 4:5 Let your supergrace mental attitude be known to all men. The Lord is near.
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.
The type of individuals we have been describing in these verses have an extraordinary relationship with divine providence.
The events that come into their life may be extreme and violent at times, but it does not matter because they have learned to become immune to the “games” of life.
PSA 19:12 Who can understand his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.
Often this seeking Christian desiring intimacy with the Lord will discover on his own, in astonishment, surprise, and delight, that he has within his own self the very treasure he was seeking.
PHI 4:6-7 Stop worrying about anything, but in every circumstance through prayer and through supplication for personal needs after thanksgivings let your requests or petitions be revealed to the God In fact, that spiritual peace and prosperity from the source of the God, which surpasses or rises above and beyond all comprehension, shall garrison your hearts [right lobes] also your [motivation] minds in Christ Jesus.
Everything that burdened him now is meaningless.
2CH 14:7 “The land is still ours, because we have sought the Lord our God; we have sought Him, and He has given us rest on every side.” So they built and prospered.
The relationship between supergrace and ultra-supergrace.
Ultra-supergrace is the most advanced stage of spiritual maturity related to time, history, and the angelic conflict.
a. Supergrace A is a period of rest and relaxation, receiving the basic elements of blessings for reaching spiritual maturity.
b. Supergrace B is the period of crossing no man’s land, where the believer receives the greatest attacks by reversionistic believers.
c. Ultra-supergrace is the quintessence of maturity.
In ultra-supergrace, the believer receives maximum opposition from the Satanic forces of evil, which only intensifies his supergrace blessings.
Once God begins to touch those who seek Him, He gives that believer an instinct to be united with Him as never before.
Something within the positive believer causes him to aspire to a place deep within, a place of rest, a place of intimacy.
2TI 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
Something within the believer endeavors to cause him to return to a place deep within, to a place of rest.
The most dangerous part of the spiritual life is the part of spiritual maturity out in no man’s land.
It is when there is an X amount of confusion in your life, and no one understands it but they think they do.
If or when you reach spiritual maturity, you are advancing to the most difficult stage of your spiritual life.
ACT 14:22 “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”
Become conscious of what we are in order that we may move out into that “no man’s land” between supergrace and ultra-supergrace and advance to the ultimate objective.
1. They recognized his authority as a communicator of doctrine.
2. Paul desired to be with them because they were positive toward doctrine, and Paul’s ministry was devoted to teaching doctrine.
To desire the word of God is to desire God Himself, JOH 1:1.
Positive = a motion or decision that is definite, unyielding, constant or certain in its action.
“Pure milk of the word of God” - adolon [unadulterated] gala [milk] = the unadulterated, unpolluted, unspotted, untainted teaching of the Word of God.
3. They are an objective, well-mannered, poised, self-disciplined, Spirit-filled local assembly.
It means you don’t gossip and speak evil of others.
It means that you are not filled with arrogance, pride, jealousy, implacability, bitterness, vindictiveness, inordinate ambition and inordinate competition.
It means you don’t malign, slander, judge, lie, and enter into verbal deception.
ROM 15:26 For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.
2CO 8:2 that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality.
2CO 11:9 And when I was present with you and was in need, I was not a burden to anyone; for when the brethren came from Macedonia, they fully supplied my need.
PHI 4:15 And you yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone;
4. They had been faithful and consistent in the function of perception, metabolization, and application of Bible doctrine, and many of them had become spiritually mature and were breathing right on the back of Paul’s neck.
They rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep, 1CO 12:26.
5. No congregation can exceed the growth of its pastor.
6. They have avoided reversionism.
The believer who says he does not sin anymore is a liar and doctrine is not in him, 1JO 1:10.
7. They had reached supergrace and are now ready to follow Paul into no man’s land and advance to ultra-supergrace, and for this reason they will be the basis for Paul’s highest decoration, the wreath of glory.