The Doctrine of Supergrace. Part 6.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Point 5. Blessings of Supergrace.
a. Spiritual blessings.
b. Temporal blessings.
c. Blessings by association.
d. Historical blessings, 2TI 1:5.
e. Undeserved suffering.
A mature believer knows when he is under divine discipline or undeserved suffering.
Undeserved suffering is also used by God to help you keep your eyes on God and your focus on eternity, REV 2:10;
2CO 12:9-10, And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 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.
Undeserved suffering is also designed to manifest the ministry of God the Holy Spirit, 2CO 4:7-11.
Undeserved suffering is designed to put muscle on your faith and occupy the believer with eternal values, ROM 5:3-5; ROM 8:36.
ROM 8:36 Just as it is written, “For Thy sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
f. Dying blessings or dying grace.
For the Supergrace believer, the curse of death with its pain and fear is removed, HEB 2:15.
PSA 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones.”
g. The blessings of surpassing grace at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
There are no surpassing grace blessings without the attainment of supergrace blessings, 1CO 3:11-16.
Point 6. The Importance of Retaining the Objective of Supergrace and Moving on to Ultra-Supergrace, PHI 3:12-14.
a. To reach the further objective of ultra-supergrace.
b. To enter into the blessings of dying grace as a supergrace believer or ultra-supergrace believer and receive surpassing grace at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
Point 7. The Promotion Principle of Supergrace, Psa 84.
If God doesn’t promote you, you aren’t promoted.
If God doesn’t provide it, it isn’t worth having.
At the time of writing the dwelling places had to do with the Tabernacle or the Temple which is the place that the believer learned Bible doctrine.
“O Lord of the hosts” - “O Lord of the armies” = a title for the Lord Jesus Christ as a defender of those with PVTD.
“Longed” - kacaph = to desire, to yearn for, to long for deeply.
Yearned - kalah = to be consumed by something or to be so determined that you will do anything to get it.
JOB 23:12 “I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth [doctrine] more than my necessary food.”
The Supergrace believer is willing to be like the Queen of Sheba who went over 1,000 miles to come to Bible class.
JOH 6:63 “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.”
When the Jews left Egypt and were freed from slavery, Moses and the Israelites broke out in a song of praise,EXO 15:1.
COL 3:16-17, “Let the doctrines of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do in word or deed [such as singing], do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”
EPH 5:18-19 Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;