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The doctrine of the Theology of the plan of God. Part 9. Results of living in the justice and righteousness of God.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Doctrine of the Theology of God’s Perfect Plan.
Point 1. Definition and Description.

Christian theology is simply an attempt to understand God as He is revealed in the Bible through our Mentor God the Holy Spirit.

Point 2. The Essence of God is necessary to understand the Theology of God’s Perfect Plan.
Knowing the characteristics of the essence of God will increase your love for Him.
a. God is sovereign.
Sovereignty = God is supreme in rule and has authority over all things, DEU 4:39; 1SA 2:6-8.
b. God also is perfect righteousness.
There is no one Holy like the Lord, 1SA 2:2, LEV 19:2.

The righteousness of God in us is not manifested by forsaking sin or cleaning up our act to the point of sinless perfection, but it is manifested by our love, faithfulness, character and integrity toward one another, beginning with ourselves.

God’s righteousness is not maintained or sustained by separation from other beings, but by loving others and providing a solution to man’s problems.

The Message Bible –
HEB 12:16 Watch out for the Esau syndrome: trading away God’s lifelong gift in order to satisfy a short-term appetite.

Don’t you ever buy the satanic lie that there’s hope for others after their death; that’s Roman Catholicism, and that is an attack upon the essence of God, especially His veracity.

It is impossible to reveal God’s perfect righteousness in you to others without having love and compassion for them but it must be based upon the justice of God.

When your soul is filled with God’s word you actually have the working material for the very righteousness of God working through you.

Righteous judgments refers to decisions made on the basis of doctrine, not love, but doctrine according to what righteousness demands.

God’s righteous ordinances refers to His divine Laws and the order of things, for the right thing must be done in the right way.

Testimonies – “eduwth” – derived from a word which signifies to testify, or to witness of.

PRO 11:9b through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.
PRO 12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are just.
PSA 119:7 God’s righteous judgments.
PSA 119:62 God’s righteous ordinances.
PSA 119:123 God’s righteous word.
PSA 119:144 God’s righteous testimonies.
PRO 11:9b God’s righteous knowledge,
PRO 12:5 God’s righteous thoughts.

Unless we have God’s word resident in our souls we do not have the material necessary to live in the righteousness of God.

We have the imputed righteousness of God which was given to us at the moment of salvation but we do not have the material necessary to live in that righteousness if we lack the word of God.

c. God is also just. God’s holiness includes His justice as well as His righteousness.
As a part of God’s justice, God is always fair. In fact, it is impossible for God to be unfair, 2CH 19:7; ROM 2:11For there is no partiality with God.

Justice always administers what righteousness demands.

The justice of God imputes AOS to every member of the human race condemning them at birth, PSA 51:5; 58:3.

The righteousness of God demands perfection; the justice of God is now free to condemn man to qualify mankind for a Savior because condemnation must precede salvation.

PHI 3:1 Finally, my brethren, keep on having inner happiness in the Lord. On the one hand, to be writing the same doctrines to you is not troublesome to me, while on the other hand, it is a safeguard or a basis of security for you.

Sovereignty willed to create –
GEN 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image,”
Righteousness demanded perfection –
1PE 1:16 because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

Omniscience produces the plan –
EPH 2:8-10 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.
EPH 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Omnipotence created mankind – GEN 2:7 Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
Justice condemned mankind – ROM 5:19 For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.

Love provided salvation – JOH 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”

Eternal Life is given – JOH 3:36 “He who believes in the Son has eternal life;”
Omnipresence is with you always – MAT 28:20 “teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Immutability is faithful – 2TI 2:13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful; for He cannot deny Himself.
Veracity sets you free – JOH 8:32,36 “and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. If therefore the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.”

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Justice and righteousness are related to the redemption of Zion –
ISA 1:27 Zion will be redeemed with justice, And her repentant ones with righteousness.

ISA 9:6-7 Justice and righteousness are related to our Lord’s future kingdom –
ISA 9:7 There will be no end to the increase of {His} government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore.
ISA 16:5 – Justice and righteousness are related to the throne of TLJC in Jerusalem –
A throne will even be established in lovingkindness, And a judge will sit on it in faithfulness in the tent of David; Moreover, he will seek justice And be prompt in righteousness.

ISA 28:17 Justice and righteousness are the basis of God’s evaluation of man –
“And I will make justice the measuring line, And righteousness the level; Then hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, And the waters shall overflow the secret place.”
ISA 32:16 – Justice and righteousness are in the entire promise land –
Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, And righteousness will abide in the fertile field.

ISA 33:5 – Justice and righteousness are related to the glory and exaltation of God –
The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.

ISA 56:1 – Justice and righteousness are related to the function of the integrity of man –
Thus says the Lord, “Preserve justice, and do righteousness, For My salvation is about to come And My righteousness to be revealed.”

ISA 59:9 – Without justice and righteousness, there is nothing but darkness and gloom –
Therefore, justice is far from us, And righteousness does not overtake us; We hope for light, but behold, darkness; For brightness, but we walk in gloom.

ISA 59:14 – Justice and righteousness cannot be understood and applied apart from Bible doctrine –
And justice is turned back, And righteousness stands far away; For truth has stumbled in the street, And uprightness cannot enter.

What the righteousness of God demands, the justice of God must perform; if righteousness rejects something, justice condemns it; if righteousness approves, justice blesses.
Righteousness rejects sin; therefore, justice condemns sin.
Righteousness also rejects our human good because, being relative, it falls short of the absolute standard of divine good; therefore, justice condemns all our legalism, religiosity, human works, and self-righteousness.

“And by his light I walked through darkness” = there never was a situation that Job could not handle.

The Almighty = El Shaddai – the title of God for logistical grace.

The silence of God demands that we go into the inner resources of Bible doctrine and utilize them.

You are going to come to Bible class many times, expecting an answer to the difficulty and the problem that you are going through and you are not going to get it.
The silence of God will be saying, use the inventory of Bible doctrine that you have in your soul – use what you know.

ACT 5:29 “We must obey God rather than men.”

God says, What I have not removed from your life, I intend for you to bear or make the proper judicial decision to get out of it.

As a mature believer, Job’s inner resources included a complete understanding of divine essence and how each attribute of God functions.

All you have to do is realize that as a part of divine essence, God is faithful – that’s it.

It’s harder for people to live in the truth about themselves than to live with the lies about you.

JOB 42:10 And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the Lord increased all that Job had twofold.
Would you believe Job, a man of doctrine no matter what he goes through, or would you listen to what his three carnal self-righteous very moral so-called friends had to say?

Because helping the blind man down the street – or helping those that were lame is having integrity, a manifestation of the justice and righteousness of God in man.

PRO 19:6Lots of people flock around a generous person;
2CO 12:15 And I will most gladly spend and be expended for your souls. If I love you the more, am I to be loved the less?

This is what the righteousness and the justice of God in man produces, which is integrity in man, a manifestation of the holiness of God.
This is not works or human good, which is called evil in the Bible, but this is the manifestation of the righteousness and justice of God in man… which we call integrity.

J + R in man = integrity.
Noah was a drunk, Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer, Jacob was a liar
Joseph was abused, Moses committed murder
Gideon was afraid, Samson had long hair and was a womanizer
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young, David had affairs and was a murderer

Elijah was suicidal, Isaiah preached naked,
Jonah ran from God, Naomi was a widow,
Job went bankrupt, Peter denied Christ
The Disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything
The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once
Zaccheus was too small, Paul was too religious
Timothy had an ulcer AND Lazarus was dead!

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