Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday, April 7, 2013

ROM 11:29 for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.

EPH 4:4  {There is} one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling;

Point 1. Definition and Introduction.

The Spiritual life that God has provided is a system of biblical mandates and biblical principles, not designed to change your personality, but designed to glorify God as He intended it to be.

COL 3:1-2, If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.

desire is the pres-act-imp of phroneo which means; to keep on searching for. To keep on pursuing. To keep on endeavoring to obtain. To keep on investigating.
To keep on examining. To keep on desiring to possess. To keep on looking for the things above requires certain actions on the part of the believer.

a. Obedience to MAR 12:30. b. An intensive and dedicated search; PRO 2:4. c. Frequent treading of path. d. Faith-Obedience and trust.

HEB 11:6  Without faith [doctrine resident in the soul] it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

1JO 3:6  No one who abides in Him [to live in the PPOG or the spiritual life] sins.

You cannot sin inside of the Spiritual life or under the power of the Holy Spirit that God has provided for you as a Christian soldier, you must leave the plan in order to sin.

For sins to be committed, the soul, which means the real you or the…
1.  Self‑consciousness.
2.  Mentality.
3.  Volition.
4.  Emotion.
5. Conscience. …must take over.

The OSN is not part of the soul.  It is genetically formed in every cell of the body.
It battles for control of the soul through sin, human good and evil.

Because we have an OSN, we are said to be totally depraved.

Only the soul, not the body, is saved at the point of regeneration, PSA 19:7; PSA 34:22; MAR 8:36‑37; 1PE 1:9; HEB 10:39.

PSA 19:7   The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;

PSA 23:3  He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.

PSA 34:22 The Lord redeems the soul of His servants;

EZE 18:4 Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine.

MAR 8:36-37 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? For what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

1PE 1:9  obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.

HEB 10:39 But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.

When they sin, he or she is outside of the plan of God for the Christian Soldier that God has ordained for us to live in.

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