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Knowing how to glorify God or how believers resist the will of God not understanding the glorification of God, Part 7.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Point 3. The Pattern for Glorifying God in the Church-age.

The Pattern of Perception, Metabolization and Application of Bible Doctrine requires our understanding of the three “R”s.

a. Reception - being your #1 priority.
b. Retention - the metabolization of Bible doctrine,
c. Recall - (which is comparable to the concept of wisdom;) - the application of doctrine.

Once doctrine is metabolized, it becomes material for momentum concerning knowing how to glorify God, or the doctrine of the glorification of God.

Anabolism is the part of metabolism that is converted for good and it is called the constructive part of metabolism.

EPH 4:11-12; And He gave some {as} apostles, and some {as} prophets, and some {as} evangelists, and some {as} pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;

Catabolism = katabole
means to throw down - this process breaks down the cells which could be destructive.

Metabolizing doctrine does two things, it destroys some things that are no good, and it builds you up in those areas that are good.

It convicts you, or it destroys some of the wrong norms and standards that you have developed.

It teaches us to Know how to glorify God and gives us momentum and discernment in our spiritual lives (analogous to anabolism), and it destroys human viewpoint (analogous to catabolism).

Just as in physical metabolism (anabolism and catabolism) has functions to neutralize the poison materials which enter the body through contaminated foods,

M.D. neutralizes false doctrine that would try to sneak it’s way in through the cosmic evangelist, the cosmic preacher, or the cosmic believer.

Only the doctrine that is eaten or taken in can become metabolized doctrine ready to give vitality an energy to the spiritual believer for the purpose of knowing how to glorify God or the doctrine of the glorification of God.

JER 15:16, “Your words were found and I ate them, and Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart.”

If you desire to bring glory to God, your momentum must come from occupation with Christ and personal love for God.

As long as you’re motivated by people, people will hurt you, even people you love.

Doctrine is designed to be your motivation not people.

When it comes to knowing how to glorify God or the doctrine of the glorification of God, the difference between gnosis and epignosis is the spiritual function of metabolism.

A great doctrinal message is not energy.

a. The formation and the preservation of the canon of scripture.
b. The divine authorization of the authority of the pastor-teacher in a classroom; (HEB 13:7,17).
c. The provision of a certain pastor for the communication of doctrine; (ACT 20:28).

d. The filling of the Holy Spirit and spiritual phenomena understood so that it can be metabolized; (EPH 5:16-18).
e. The provision and the privacy of the royal priesthood for receiving doctrine; (1PE 2:5, 9).
f. Logistical grace support to sustain your life so that you can fulfill the divine commands; (MAT 6:25-33).

g. The grace provision of the human spirit which makes it possible for the understanding of doctrine and gives us the capacity to have an unlimited spiritual I.Q; (EPH 3:14-21).

The solution for every problem you will ever face in life is for you to use the divine assets and the divine power that God has provided and given to you.

The enemy of Christianity is human good, which is the doctrine of pseudo-spirituality and this is because divine power and human power are mutually exclusive.

Gas is energy for your car. Carbohydrates gives you energy for your body. Carbohydrates that are natural sugars, supply the energy for the neurons in the brain to be able to print information.

There is one thing that you never put in your gas tank and that is sugar.

One thing that you never put in your body and that is gasoline.

You cannot mix the two energies. You cannot mix human ability, human talent or human energy with the power of God.

If you get weary and faint it’s because you are relying on human power and not divine power.

HEB 12:1-3 teaches us to “Think constantly of Him so that you will not grow weary and tired and lose heart.”

Study how He did it.
He never lost sight of where he was headed, that exhilarating finish of knowing how to glorify God.

We grow weary and lose heart when “our” thoughts are not like “His” thoughts or when we are minus the mind of Christ.

Prin - God the Holy Spirit and Bible doctrine are the only means of energy sources whereby we are able to live a life which is glorifying to the Lord.

Combined together therefore, The three “R”s result in understanding the ten unique characteristics of the Church Age that ultimately glorify God.

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

In election, God states His desire for your life.
In predestination, God provides the means by which that desire is executed.

4. The Unique Portfolio of Invisible Assets. Since we are incapable of executing a perfect plan, it is necessary for God to provide us with the assets to execute His plan.

God provided for each one of us our very own unique portfolio of invisible assets billions of years ago in eternity past,
(EPH 1:3-6).

EPH 1:6, Resulting in the praise the glory of His grace.
EPH 1:12, In order that we should be for the praise of His glory.
EPH 1:14, For the release of your assets for the praise of His glory.

5. Two Unique Royal Commissions for every Church Age Believer.
6. The mystery doctrine of the Church-age.
7. The body of the Church-age believer is indwelt by each person of the Trinity.
8. The Unique Availability of Divine Power.
9. The Age of No Prophecy.

a. The baptism of the Holy Spirit which began the Church-age was prophesied by our Lord in JOH 14:20 and inACT 1:5 just before He ascended.
b. The rapture of the Church is the next prophetical event.

10. The Church-age is the dispensation of invisible heroes.

a. It was Abraham who “staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully persuaded that what God had promised, God was able also to perform.”

b. It was Moses who said “Stand still, and watch the deliverance of the Lord. The Lord will fight for you today.”
c. Joshua said, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
d. David stood before Goliath and said, “The battle is the Lord’s.” He was a visible hero.

Visible heroes characterize every dispensation except the Church-age. In the Tribulation there are the two witnesses, the Tribulational martyrs, the 144,000 Jewish evangelists; all of whom are visible heroes.

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