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The secret of the mystery. Part 130. Awareness of the power of God's plan.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

The plan of God from the viewpoint of eternity past - known as predestination.
The plan of God from the viewpoint of the believer in time - known as the PPOG.

There never was a problem in your life for which God did not provide perfect solutions in eternity past as a part of His plan, EPH 3:14ff.

His title, King of kings and Lord of Lords, the bright and morning star, is the title of His strategic victory in the dispensation of the hypostatic union.

From the day of Pentecost until the Rapture of the Church a Royal Family is being formed by the regeneration of anyone who believes in Christ, called the Church.

EPH 3:16 - awareness of our problem-solving devices from two viewpoints: from the viewpoint of our portfolio of invisible assets and from the viewpoint of the function of spiritual power, in which the power of God is utilized and human ability is set aside.

EPH 3:17 - Paul introduces awareness of problem-solving devices through doctrinal orientation, personal love for God the Father, and impersonal love for all mankind.

EPH 3:18 - introduces awareness of the function of the ten problem-solving devices en toto under one word - width. Platos - width = the unlimited power of the PSD’s.

EPH 3:19 - introduces awareness of the greatest of all problem solving devices - occupation with Christ.

What he is praying for is your awareness, so you can use the option of your free will to live your very own spiritual life.

You cannot offer prayer to coerce a person’s volition, but you can offer prayer that God will make a person aware of certain things, such as the Gospel and Bible doctrine.

Paul is praying that all believers will become aware of God’s plan for their lives, its problem-solving devices, and the fantastic happiness God offers.

You must be aware of the fact that God has a plan for your life, revealed in detail in the New Testament scriptures, and nothing is left out.

Awareness of the power of God’s plan comes with learning about the ministry of God the Holy Spirit controlling your soul and providing the spiritual I.Q. for the positive believer.

Awareness of the power of God’s plan comes with learning about the ministry of God the Holy Spirit controlling your soul and providing the spiritual I.Q. for the positive believer.

Maximum Bible doctrine circulating in your soul increases awareness of the content of your portfolio, changes your values, and gives you the power of the divine capital that God has provided in that portfolio.

ROM 9:23 “That He might make known the riches of His glory on vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for His glory.”

ROM 8:28 And we know therefore, that to those who love God

Kletos = to be elected to privilege or appointed.

“According to a predetermined plan”

Grace says, God not only did the work, but He did the work in eternity past.

God the Father did His work for us in eternity past.
God the Son did His work for us at the cross, in time at the First Advent.
God the Holy Spirit does His work for us in the enabling power for us in time in the PPOG.

ROM 8:28 - election, foreknowledge, predestination, justification, and glorification.

God the Father worked on your behalf long before creation existed, and when you realize that, it makes all of your problems, and all of your difficulties, all of your trials rather petty.

Omniscience is the input, foreknowledge is the output; nothing can be foreknown until it is first of all decreed.

ROM 8:29 Because whom He has foreknown, He has also predestined, conformed ones to the image of His Son, that He, Jesus Christ, the Son, might be the firstborn among many brethren.

The firstborn must be understood in the time in which it was written =
1) A ruler
2) A family priest
3) The double portion.

Double portion - Jews and Gentiles alike are one in Christ, in this dispensation.

ROM 8:30 And whom He predestined, the same ones He has elected to privilege, furthermore whom He has elected to privilege these same ones He also justified.

ROM 8:31 face to face with these things,

We have had them enough now to understand the escrow, election, predestination rationale.

ROM 8:31 Therefore face to face with these things,
[The PPOG from predestination],
To what conclusion are we forced?

If God is for us - the prothesis of a first class condition = “and He is”

Here are three things escrow, election, predestination.

Foreknowledge = He was thinking about you, and the printout of foreknowledge means that this happened in eternity past.

Long before He created the universe He thought about you and then in election He willed the highest and best for you: category one - escrow blessing for time, category two - escrow blessing for eternity.

Then He gave you each a privilege: He made you a priest; He gave you union with Christ, positional sanctification. He made you Royal Family of God, He gave you equal opportunity, and He gave you logistical grace in eternity past.

Positive volition persisting, you will be a winner.
Negative volition resisting, you are going to be a loser.

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