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The secret of the mystery, Part 132. Being able utilize the power to grasp the idea with all the saints what is the width and length and height and depth.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Pistis (faith) - passive use = “what is believed” - “doctrine” - ROM 4:20; GAL 1:23; 2:20; 1TI 1:19; 4:1,6; 6:10;2TI 2:8; 4:7; 2PE 1:5.

This is not the indwelling of Christ which occurs in the body as the Shekinah glory, but is Christ dwelling in the right lobe of your soul.

Doctrine is the mind of Christ, 1CO 2:16, and Christ is at home in your soul where His thinking is resident.

Christ being at home in the right lobe of the soul is the ultimate problem-solving device.

EPH 3:18 that you may utilize the power to grasp the idea with all the saints what is the width and length and height and depth.

The importance of becoming aware of your very own portfolio of invisible assets, including your own spiritual life.

Everything in temporal life is borrowed, that is, family, friends, loved ones, material possessions, power, fame, etc.

JOB 1:21b "Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked I shall return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord."

A) Your spiritual life.
B) You have the production skills to manifest divine good.
C) You have escrow blessings for time and eternity.

D) You have the unique assets of the Church-age: the baptism of the Holy Spirit, positional sanctification, the PPOG, equal opportunity, the royal priesthood, the indwelling of the Trinity.
E) You have permanent time which you purchase while filled with the Spirit.

EPH 5:16 “Keep on purchasing the time, because the days are evil.”

The time that is purchased through spiritual dynamics is time that belongs to you personally, time which glorifies God forever. Time logged under the control of the sin nature is borrowed time.

Why is translated - “that you may utilize the power to grasp the idea with all the saints what is the breath and length and height and depth”?

May be able - aor-act-subj - exischuo = to have full strength, to be entirely competent, or to utilize the power made available.

Utilizing a power outside of yourself is using the teaching ministry of God the Holy Spirit to be cognizant of the mystery doctrine of the Church age.

One of the most important dynamics of the spiritual life are the ideas that you grasp and make your own, that circulate in your own soul.

Comprehend - aor-mid-inf - katalambano = to be aware or to grasp the idea.

Grasping the idea means having something to think.

The dynamics of life are found in thought.

A) Your spiritual life - your spiritual gift, the filling of the Spirit, the problem-solving devices.
B) You have production skills that can produce divine good.
C) You have escrow blessings for time and eternity.

D) You have the unique assets of the Church-age: the baptism of the Holy Spirit, positional sanctification, the PPOG, equal opportunity, the royal priesthood, the indwelling of the Trinity.
E) You have permanent time which you purchase while filled with the Spirit.

EPH 5:16 “Keep on purchasing the time, because the days are evil.”

The time that is purchased through spiritual dynamics is time that belongs to you personally, time which glorifies God forever.
Time logged under the control of the sin nature is borrowed time.

F) The problem-solving devices are not borrowed in time.

The prepositional phrase “with all the saints” emphasizes equality of all believers of the Church-age.

“With all the saints” - prepositional phrase “sun [with] pasin [all] tois [the] hagiois [saints]”

“Sun” = in the company of, together with; this preposition emphasizes the communication of doctrine in a “public” assembly in the company of or together with the saints.

The Complete Biblical Library -
“sun” = together with, in association with, or along with.

EPH 3:18 That you may utilize the power to grasp the idea together with, in association with, or along with all the saints.

The New American Standard Exhaustive Strong’s Concordance -
“Sun” = together with, accompanied by, associated with, or along with.

EPH 3:18 That you may utilize the power to grasp the idea together with, accompanied by, associated with, or along with all the saints.

The Greek English Lexicon of the N.T. by Ardnt and Gingrich -
“Sun” = in the company of, in association with, and to sit beside someone.
EPH 3:18 That you may utilize the power to grasp the idea in the company of, in association with, or to sit beside all the saints,

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament by James Moulton and George Milligan -
“Sun” = along with, together with, in company with, and in fellowship with.
EPH 3:18 That you may utilize the power to grasp the idea along with, together with, in company with, and in fellowship with all the saints.

The New Thayer’s Greek Lexicon by Joseph Thayer -
“Sun” = in the company of, in fellowship with, in association with, or together with, EPH 3:18 That you may utilize the power to grasp the idea in the company of, in fellowship with, in association with, or together with, all the saints.

Kittel in Vol 7, pages 766-797; or Liddell-Scott, pages 1690-91; or Colin Brown, Volume 3, pages 1172-1207...

“Sun” is of great significance because it emphasizes the communication of Bible doctrine in a public assembly.

“All” - “pas” is of great significance because it indicates that all believers regardless of human I.Q. can learn Bible doctrine.

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