Grace Bible Church
PastorTeacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday, October 10, 2014

COL 3:10, Put on the new self who is being renewed according to the epignosis knowledge of  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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.
2CO 5:2  For indeed in this house [our human body] we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling [the interim and resurrection body] from heaven;
2CO 5:3  inasmuch as we, having put it on, shall not be found naked -or without a body for our soul and human spirit].
2CO 5:4  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.
2CO 5:5  Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge.
2CO 5:6  Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord‑‑
2CO 5:7  for we walk by faith, not by sight‑‑
2CO 5:8  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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