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What it means to be initiated into the secret of the mystery. Part 26. The ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Pisteuo = “Believe Me,” twice. It is a command.

First of all, “Believe Me” the person, then “Believe Me” the production.

If you will not believe Me because I command you to believe Me then believe Me because of the things I have done in the past, believe Me because of the miracles, the works, the production, the divine good.

Prayer is addressed to the Father, MAT 6:6-9, EPH 1:17; EPH 3:14, 1PE 1:17, in the name of or through the channel of the Son, JOH 14:13-14, and in the enabling power (filling) of God the Holy Spirit, EPH 6:18.

“If” is a third class condition, maybe you do, maybe you do not.

All believers do not love the Lord Jesus Christ.

“If you love me” –
pres-act-subj – agapate – a*gapa’tev = a mental attitude love.

We are expected to have phileo or personal love for the Lord but it is not commanded –
1CO 16:22 If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be accursed. Maranatha.

Before there can be a phileo [personal] love for the Lord there has to be an agape love which is a mental attitude of respect and then a personal love or attraction will be developed for TLJC.

Agape love directed toward God is a total mental concentration on the object of your love, it is not an emotional feeling whatsoever.

Pres-act-subj – agapao = a mental attitude love.

“Keep” – aor-act-imp – teresate – thrhvsete = to guard something that belongs to you, to protect something that belongs to you, watch carefully, or pay attention to something.

Stay away from and have no fellowship with certain unbelievers who cause you to compromise your doctrinal convictions, 2CO 6:14-15.

Stay away from and have no fellowship with certain family members who drag you down and try to hinder your relationship with God, MAT 10:34-38.

Stay away from and have no fellowship with those under the influence of legalism or religion, 2TI 3:5.

Stay away from and have no fellowship with
those who reject or attack the teaching of doctrine, 2TH 3:6,14.

Stay away from and have no fellowship with those who are troublemakers and cause dissensions, ROM 16:17-18.

ROM 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

Stay away from and have no fellowship with those who are involved with the cosmic system, ROM 12:1-3.
Stay away from and have no fellowship with those in your social life involved with excessive partying, JER 15:16-17; 1PE 4:3-4.

“Keep” – aor-act-imp – tereo = to guard something that belongs to you, to protect something that belongs to you, to watch carefully, or to pay attention to something.

2JO 1:8 Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.

REV 3:11 “I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, in order that no one take your crown.”

COL 2:18 Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self abasement [false humility] and the worship of the angels [demonic doctrine], taking his stand on visions he has seen [his personal revelations], inflated without cause by his fleshly mind.

1. Pastors keep repeating doctrine.
2. Be careful of those who say, the Lord has spoken to me and I now have a new revelation.

Commandments – noun – entolas = a divine prescription.

ISA 1:5-6 Where will you be stricken again, {As} you continue in {your} rebellion? The whole head is sick, And the whole heart is faint. From the sole of the foot even to the head There is nothing sound in it, {Only} bruises, welts, and raw wounds, Not pressed out or bandaged, Nor softened with oil.

JER 17:9 “The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?”

“Will give” – fut-act-ind – dosei – dwvsei = to give graciously.

“Helper” – parakleton – paravklhton = a helper, someone to assist, our mentor; in our case, mentor describes the ministry of God the Holy Spirit as the Paraclete-helper, the guide, the teacher, the counselor of every individual believer.

The Spirit of truth –
“to pneuma tes aletheias” = used technically here for the third person of the Trinity, God the Holy Spirit who is the Spirit of doctrine.

The Holy Spirit is the title of His person.
Spirit of truth is a functional title.

The Doctrine Of The Holy Spirit’s Mentorship. Point 1. Definition.

A metaphor = the application of a word or a phrase to an object or concept it does not literally denote in order to suggest a comparison or analogy with another word or concept.

Biblical metaphors are the basis for teaching, clarifying, illuminating, and communicating the absolutes of Bible doctrine.

“Mentor” was taken from the 9th century B.C. Homer’s Odyssey, used for a name of a very loyal and trusted counselor of Ulysses.

In the English, mentor is used for a very close and trusted counselor, a guide, advisor, or a teacher.

Mentor describes the ministry of God the Holy Spirit as the Paraclete-helper, the guide, the teacher, the counselor of every individual believer.

Point 2. Our Lord’s Prophecy of the Mentorship of the Holy Spirit.

Paracletos = primarily a helper, a counselor, someone who can instill wisdom into your soul.

“Because He lives with you” – par + personal pronoun humin = describes the ministry of the Holy Spirit to the disciples during the dispensation of the hypostatic union.

“And He will be in you” – prepositional phrase – en + locative plural – personal pronoun humin = describes the ministry of the Holy Spirit to Church-age believers.

Paracletos = primarily a helper, a counselor, someone who can instill wisdom into your soul.

“Because He lives with you” describes the ministry of the Holy Spirit to the disciples during the dispensation of the hypostatic union, the Holy Spirit was with them.

“And He will be in you” describes the ministry of the Holy Spirit to Church-age believers, the Holy Spirit will be in them.

The mentorship of the Holy Spirit is part of the three spiritual skills.

The filling of the Holy Spirit is the first power option and the first spiritual skill in the spiritual life.

The filling of the Spirit converts human I.Q. into spiritual I.Q., so that we have equality to learn spiritual phenomena.

Human I.Q. is a matter of genetics and therefore an inequality factor from birth.
Human I.Q. is the unequal genetic product beyond human control through physical birth.

The spiritual I.Q., provided by our Mentor, is the equal opportunity under divine control of the spiritual birth and the mentorship of God the Holy Spirit.

God’s equality is based on the forty things received at salvation, the two power options, the three spiritual skills, and your portfolio of invisible assets.

The second power option and the second spiritual skill is the word of God circulating in your stream of consciousness through the teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit as a part of perception, metabolization and application of Bible doctrine.

1. The Frame of Reference.
2. The Memory Center.
3. Vocabulary Storage.
4. The Categorical Storage.
5. The Conscience.
6. The Momentum Department.
7. The Wisdom Department.

The third spiritual skill is the problem-solving devices deployed on the FLOT line of the soul.

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