Grace Bible Church
Rick Bettez

First part of understanding Mystery Doctrine is to get to know the author (God), what His traits, attributes & qualifications are.

God is Eternal, PSA 90:2 Before the mountains were born or You gave birth to the earth & the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

Immutability, JAM 1:17 Every good thing given & every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

Omnipresence, PSA 139:7-8 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold You are there.

Sovereignty, Eph 1 all blessing come from God, He chose us before the foundation of world, He gives wisdom, insight & knowledge, all things are under His authority.

Omniscience, JOH 1:3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

Omnipotence, PSA 47:7 For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praise with a skillfull psalm.

HEB 6:13 When God made promise to Abraham He swore by Himself because there is no one greater to swear by.
Justice & Righteousness, ACT 17:31 He has fixed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness. Every action God takes is filtered through His justice first.

Love, EPH 2:4-8 God in His great love and mercy offers us life even while we were dead in our transgressions, the grace gift of salvation.

Veracity, God can not lie so says, NUM 23:19, 1Sam 15:29, ROM 3:4, TIT 1:2, HEB 6:18

Holiness, so says- 1JOH 1:5, PSA 27:1, PSA 36:9, ISA 60:19, JOH 1:4, JOH 9:5, REV 21:23

Learn these attributes just like you know the personality & attributes of those people in your life you claim to love.

God is complete and not dependent on anything or anyone, He is the beginning and the end, He is now, He was then, and He will be forever.

1Cor 14:33 for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

JAM 3:15-17 there is wisdom from above & wisdom from below. Wisdom is linked to truth, truth is singular. There can-not be two forms of wisdom.

JAM 3:15 natural (PSYCHIKOS) describes an animal instinct, devoid of thought. Demonic (DAIMONIODES) evil spirit or demon possessed.

You see right in these descriptive words of JAM 3:17 some of the attributes of God in action.

God is true love which is beyond human emotion so He is able to be gentle and full of mercy even when we are wrong.

God will not fluctuate in His decisions nor will He stray from His method of justice.

Everything is filtered through God’s Justice and Righteousness first. Even events that do not make sense to the human IQ, have been through this divine filter.

Main problem with many Bel’s is in 1Cor 16:22 If anyone does not love (PHILEO) the Lord, he is to be accursed Maranatha. Personal love

he is to be cursed -ANATHEMA, meaning of not just cursed but, a destruction beyond any redemption.

1Cor 16:22 amp-If any one does not love the Lord-does not have friendly affection for Him and is not kindly disposed toward Him- he shall be cursed! Our Lord will come!

PSA 119:130 The unfolding of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.

PSA 19:7 The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

2Cor 4:4 in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

After salvation many Bel’s are led astray by emotional teaching, false teachers & the day to day busy life in the cosmic system.

LUK 12:48b…From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.

LUK 12:40 Be ready, the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.

LUK 12:43 Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes…doing the will of God

Most Bel’s are not under authority to anything but their own desires, they do not see themselves in a position of submission waiting on TLJC.

We are told to deny self and follow after our Lord, MAT 10:38, MAR 8:34, LUK 9:23, LUK 14:27, MAT 16:24

Salvation does not always require a Pastor-Teacher, but growing in PPOG demands being under Doctrinal Teaching.

Efficacious Grace- God HS using a sliver of faith from a spiritual dead person for salvation doesn’t require detailed teaching.

Pastor who understands I.C.E- Isagogics, historical setting, Categorical, scripture against scripture, Exegesis, original language.

Believing on the Lord Jesus Christ is deeper then spouting out a few words in an emotional tantrum.

RA’AH (Heb,v) when he looks -give attention or discern with a distinguished gaze.

JOH 3:14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up 15 so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.

Believe - prsactpart of verb PISTEUO indicating that this type of faith in Christ is always the way to salvation.

BELIEVE is the same Greek verb PISTEUO used over 240 times in NT, most relating to believe in TLJC & you will be saved.

ROM 9:6 But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel.

Unbel’s - can-not have intimate fellowship with God. Bel’s who do not personally love the Lord do not grow.

1Cor 2:14 But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him & he cannot understand
them, because they are spiritually appraised.

Mysterion, taken from derivative of Muo- meaning to ‘shut the mouth.’ Greek word ‘mystery’ pointed to secret cult, hidden religious secret, not for ordinary men to know.

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