Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

COL 3:10  Put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him.

COL 3:12   put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;

ROM 13:12  Let us therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

ROM 13:14 Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.

EPH 4:24 Put on the new self, which in {the likeness of} God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

EPH 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

COL 3:12   put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;

ROM 13:12  Let us therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

ROM 13:14 Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.

EPH 4:24 Put on the new self, which in {the likeness of} God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

EPH 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

Cosmic Two is a warning for the believer not to quench the Holy Spirit. 1TH 5:19 says, “Do not quench the Spirit.”
Amplified Bible – 1TH 5:19  Do not quench (suppress or subdue) the [Holy] Spirit;

Cosmic two is the function of the believer in apostasy under the principle of antagonism toward the grace of God and the grace privileges of being under the PPOG.

I have chosen to use the phraseology of doors to illustrate the manifold or multifaceted doors into the Cosmic system.

The first door is the door of Motivational Antagonism toward Bible Doctrine and the PPOG by the Old Sin Nature.

GAL 5:16-17, But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.
Door #2 in Cosmic Two is also the door of Negative Volition.

Negative volition in cosmic one always results from arrogance and preoccupation with self, but does not necessarily indicate antagonism toward Bible doctrine.

Door #2, Negative volition in cosmic two is the direct result of hostility toward the Word of God or toward the one who communicates it.

Door #3, Religion, in which Satan has designed to deceive individuals in the Cosmic System.

For religion has been invented by Satan to counterfeit God’s plan, purpose, and will for your life, and to divert you from the execution of the protocol plan of God for the Church Age.

Religion is a part of the devil’s strategy in being “like the Most High God,” as stated in ISA 14:14.
His goal is to lead all believers astray.

Anything that we think or do, that is not oriented to the way God thinks, is open to deception.

Deception is the invasion of the soul with thought that is false thinking, i.e., the policy and principles by which Satan operated prior to the creation of man and afterwards as the ruler of this world.

EPH 4:14,  We are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;

2PE 3:17,  You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard lest, being carried away by the deception of unprincipled men [men with no principles], you fall from your own steadfastness,

The greatest victims of deception are believers, which is a direct result of the genius plan of Satan to distract them from the PPOG.

1CO 2:5  Your faith should not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.

1JO 3:4‑10, which says in effect, “when anyone commits a sin, he has become the agent of the devil.”
Christ destroyed the basis for Satan’s entire system when He was judged for sin at the cross.

Through cosmic living instead of spiritual living, the believer all too often continues the lifestyle of spiritual death by living in Satan’s cosmic system.

Cosmic one, living for self, is Satan’s means of controlling the human race.

Cosmic Two is Satan’s propaganda and indoctrination college to educate and promote antagonism toward anything related to God, especially the grace of God.

Cosmic Two represents religion and works and antagonism toward God and His grace.

Cosmic One, living for self, represents Satan’s attitude at the time of his prehistoric fall.

Cosmic Two, antagonism toward God and His grace, represents Satan’s attitude at the time of Adam’s fall in the garden of Eden up until the end of human history.

GEN 3:1, 4-5, when the serpent said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said,   ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’? You surely shall not die! For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Cosmic One, living for self, emphasizes arrogance and abnormal preoccupation with self.

Cosmic Two emphasizes antagonism and intolerance toward the plan, purpose, and will of God, as well as toward all Christians executing it.

GAL 4:29  But as at that time he [Ishmael] who was born according to the flesh [from Hagar the slave girl] persecuted him [Isaac] who was born according to the Spirit [from Sarah], so it is now also.

Cosmic One is Satan’s philosophy in the prehistoric angelic conflict.  Cosmic two is Satan’s philosophy in human history as the ruler of the  world.

The target of Cosmic One is yourself: The target of Cosmic Two is Bible doctrine.

In Cosmic One, we destroy ourselves.  In Cosmic Two, we become antagonistic toward Bible doctrine.

a.  Self related to arrogance, and therefore divorced from the reality of God’s plan.

b.  Antagonism toward Bible doctrine.  Only through the perception, metabolization, and application of doctrine do believers have any hope of becoming tactically victorious, complementing our Lord’s strategic victory in the angelic conflict.

Cosmic One emphasizes self in contrast to God.  Cosmic Two emphasizes the human viewpoint of psychological living in contrast to the divine viewpoint of spiritual living.

1. C1 =    Emphasizes arrogance; and preoccupation with self. C2 =  Emphasizes animosity, antagonism toward God & His plan.

2. C1 Target: Ego, self‑consciousness of soul. C2 Target: Truth or doctrine.

3. C1 Result: preoccupation and obsession with self to the exclusion of God and man. C2. Result: antagonism toward Christ as the living Word and doctrine as the written Word.

4. C1 emphasizes self in contrast to God and objective reality.     C2 stresses human viewpoint over Divine viewpoint.

5. C1 represents Satan’s attitude at time of his prehistoric fall. C2. represents Satan’s attitude at the time of man’s historical fall.

6. C1 – Believer in cosmic one assumes the arrogance inculcated with the attitude of Satan before human history. C2 – Believer becomes inculcated with the attitude of Satan during human history.

7. C1 Believer is slave to self. C2. Believer is a slave to Satan.

The believer in cosmic one is said to be grieving the Spirit because the old sin nature controls the soul as well as indwelling the body.

The the issue is who controls the soul:  The old sin nature or the Holy Spirit.

This is an absolute; you’re either filled with the Holy Spirit and inside the PPOG which is 100% spirituality, or you’re in the cosmic [world] system, which is 0% spirituality and 100% carnality.

2PE 1:10‑11  “Therefore brethren, be all the more diligent or more motivated [this is from your perception of doctrine and the ability to recognize your invisible assets] to make certain about His calling and election;

For as long as you practice these things [fulfillment of the PPOG, perception of doctrine], you will never stumble [become a loser in cosmic system].

For in this way [execution the PPOG in time], your entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ [this is at the judgment seat of Christ when you are in the state of ultimate sanctification in the resurrection body]
will be will be abundantly supplied to you [conveyance of the escrow blessings to winners in the eternal state].”

2PE 1:11  for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom.

a. The first is the temporal state for the believer.  The “temporal state” and your dedication in the PPOG determines whether you enter eternity abundantly or deficiently, rich or poor, winner or loser.

They will not be poor as we think of poor but they will suffer loss of rewards and what they had been elected to receive;1CO 3:11-15.

(1)  The loser believer has “drifted off course from grace,” GAL 5:4.

(2) The loser believer will have shame at the Judgment seat of Christ and are said to “come short of the grace of God,” HEB 12:15.

(3) The loser believe is described as “lukewarm” in REV 3:15-16.

(4) The loser believer is said to be “shipwrecked” as believers, 1TI 1:19.

(5) Believers who are losers are described as “psycho” or a double-minded believer, JAM 1:8.

(6) The loser believer is said to be those who fail to metabolize doctrine, JAM 1:22-24.

(7) The loser believer is called “the enemy of the Cross,” PHI 3:18-19.

I’m talking in terms of the phenomenal spiritual blessings which have been provided for every believer which may include financial blessing depending on whether or not you have a capacity for it.

2CO 9:6,   Now this I say, he who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly; and he who sows bountifully shall also reap bountifully.

LUK 6:38  “Give, and it will be given to you in a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they [blessings] will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

PRO 11:24-25, One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

Giving graciously or sacrificially produces an attitude in the individual which allows God to pour more blessing to the one who gives.

Positive decisions regarding Bible doctrine and the PPOG leads to life and prosperity, DEU 30:15-19.

Negative decisions regarding Bible doctrine leads to  residence in Satan’s cosmic systems, 1JO 2:15-17.

Positive volition toward doctrine = spiritually rich in time, spiritually rich in eternity.

Negative volition toward doctrine = spiritually poor in time, spiritually poor in eternity.

b. The “interim state” is the in-between state. It is the state of the believer after physical death.

2CO 5:1-8, For we know that if the earthly tent [HB] which is our house is torn down [physical death], we have a building [another dwelling place, not a resurrection body but what is known as an interim body which is temporary until the resurrection body] from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For indeed in this house [our human body] we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling [the interim and resurrection body] from heaven;  inasmuch as we, having put it on, shall not be found naked -or without a body for our soul and human spirit]. For indeed while we are in this tent [this human body], we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed [naked with just a soul and spirit], but to be clothed, in order that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge. Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord‑‑ for we walk by faith, not by sight‑‑ we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.

In this state winner or loser rich or poor is not an issue.

The “interim state” is a state of equality. Both winners and losers, rich or poor believers, have interim bodies and great happiness.

There is the third state which is the eternal state. The eternal state begins with the resurrected body and the Rapture of the Church.

The “Judgment seat” of Christ in the eternal state determines and distinguishes between “rich and poor” and “winners and losers” in the spiritual realm.

God’s desire is to bless you, and He has, however your desires can cause you to reject His blessings.
Just like God’s desire for the unbeliever is to be saved but His perfect complete desires are not always fulfilled. 2PE 3:9  “The Lord is not willing for any to perish but for all to come to a change of mind [repentance]”.

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