Grace Bible Church
Deacon Richard Bettez
Friday, November 14, 2014
Anything that we can do in the flesh is useless. Consider it wood hay and straw at the final judgment.
Greek- wisdom (SOPHIA) a full & vast knowledge of not only earthly & human wisdom but wisdom from the divine state.
LUK 2:52 Jesus Christ kept increasing in wisdom.
1Cor 1:24 but to those who are called, both Jews & Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1Cor 2:7 But we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory.
1Cor 3:19 The wisdom of this world is foolishness to God.
COL 2:3 In Christ are all the treasures of wisdom & knowledge.
James 1:5 if any man lacks wisdom, let him ask God who gives generously.
James 3:17 Wisdom from above is pure, then peaceable and gentle, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering and without hypocrisy.
True wisdom and knowledge much like integrity and virtue only come from God
Righteousness is the attribute of God that describes the absolute perfection of His character and person.
GEN 15:6 Abram believed upon the Lord and the Lord reckoned it to him as righteousness. CHASHAB, imputed or put into someone’s account.
You can’t work your way into God’s righteousness and you can’t fake God’s righteousness.
In Psalm 7:8 David was telling the Lord that the righteousness & integrity he gained from his relationship with God.
When God looks upon you after salvation He sees a reflection of His Son TLJC.
The Bible truly points out no matter what program of good or works youput yourself under it does not gain salvation nor does it help you to grow spiritually.
You need to realize & understand condition verses position.
DIKAIOSYNE is the feminine noun in view here. Meaning-a condition acceptable by God
You are just as righteous now as any Preacher or Bible teacher, priest or Pope.
Positional SanctificationSimply stated that you are eternal secure, you cannot lose your salvation.
Experiential SanctificationIs your residence within the PPOG.Operating and moving forward, growing and applying His word.
The Ultimate SanctificationIs when the Bel is face to face withthe Lord and is given a resurrection bodyIn eternity.
ROM 11:29 For the gifts and the callingOf God are irrevocable.
AMETAMELETOS adj- meaning not repentant or unregretted.
Wisdom is living in that which you know to be true.
Redemption highlights and truly points out that we are sinners. Not sinners bychoice but born into it.