Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove

Faith Bible Church

Sunday, March 10, 2010

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What is Christianity?  Salvation  (Rom 11:6; Jn 3:18; Eph 2:8-10 ; Rom 3:28); the  spiritual life (Jn 15:1-5; 14:23; 1 Cor 3:16; Eph 4:30; 1 Thess 5:19);  maturity:  the supergrace life (Rom 12:1-2; Eph 3:20; 1 Cor 2:9).

 

LIFE OF DAVID – Part 7

More on Supergrace and  Reversionism

 

A.   The Supergrace life, cf. Psa 23; Eph 3:14-20; Jn 15:11; Jn 10:10; Js 4:6. 

           1.  There are only two options in life:  supergrace or reversionism. 

           2.  God has enormous desire, capacity,  and assets to pour out fantastic SG  blessings on each and every believer, Isa 40:28-31; Eph 3:20; Psa 23:5; Isa 30:18.

           3.   The problem as far as supergrace blessings does not lie in any limitation of God; rather the problem is in the believer’s immaturity, and reversionism, 1 Cor 10:1-13. 

           4.   King Saul instantiates reversionism whereas David instantiates the SGL.               

            5.  The supergrace life is all about capacity!  Jn 10:10; 13:34; 1 Pet 1:22; Js 4:6; Isa 30:18;  Lev 20:24.

           6.   There are three requirements to move into the supergrace life.

                       a.   #1:  FHS, Jn 14:16; 1 Cor 3:1-3; Gal 3:3-5; 5:16, 22-23;

                       b.   #2:  Intake of Bible doctrine, Mt 4:4; 2 Tim 3:16-19.

                       c.   #3:  Application of Bible doctrine, Mt 4:4; James; 2 Cor 10:4-5.     

           7.  The supergrace life is built upon the construction of the ECS with its five major floors, Acts 20:32; Eph 4:12-16; 3:14-20.    

                        a.   #1:  Grace orientation, Rom 11:6; 1 Cor 15:10; 2 Pet 3:18.

                        b.   #2:  Mastery of the details of life, Eph 3:14-16; Philip 4:11-13.

                        c.    #3:  Agape - spiritual love = for capacity for life, 1 Pt 4:8.

                        d.    #4:  Personal love (#1, #2, #3), Eph 3:18-19; 2 Cor 5:14; 1 Cor 2:9. Js 2:23.

                        e.    #5:  Maximum happiness, Eph 3:20; Psa 23.

            8.   God’s doctrinal edification building program for the soul, Acts 13:22; Eph 4:12-16; Rom 12:2; 2 Chron 16:9.

                        a.  Volition, Mat 6:21-25; 32-33; Heb 12:2; Col 1:18. 

                        b.  Mentality: Rom 12:2; 1 Pet 3:15; 2 Cor 10:4-5; Philip 2:5; 1 Cor 2:16.

                        c.   Frame of reference – Psa 23; Eph 1:3-4.

                        d.   Memory center, Psa 78:7; 119:16, 109; Lam 3:20-24; Dt 28; Prov 3:1.

                        e.    Conscience, Rom 13:5; 2 Tim 1:3; 1 Pet 3:14-16.

                        f.   Norms and Standards, Isa 55:6-11.

            9.   In supergrace the believer goes from potentiality to actuality whereas in reversionism tremendous potentiality is wasted cf. Eph 1:4; King Saul.

            10.  The common factor in all reversionism, personal or national, is loss of love, enthusiasm, and priority for BD (passive or aggressive – vol).

            11.   In times of great evil and reversionism, the only hope for deliverance is through supergrace believers, cf.  1 Sam 9:16; Acts 13:22; Ez 14:14-20; Mt 5:13.

 

B.   The nature and madness of negative volition and reversionism, 1 Sam 8:7-8.

            1.  A sure sign of both personal and national reversionism is the desire for Big Government as a means to throw off God and His Word, 1 Sam 8.

            2.   Reversionism is a technical theological term used to describe the spiritual deterioration and degeneration that accompany negative volition to God’s Truth.

            3.   Negative volition is always about refusal of Bible doctrine. 

                        a)  Refusal to place yourself under the authority of Bible teaching; the rejection of your right pastor-teacher and his authority, Heb 13:7, 17. 

                        b)  Refusal to transfer the gnosis of BD to epignosis, Heb 4:2.

                        c)   Refusal to appropriate promises of the WOG, 2 Pet 1:4; 2 Cor 7:1.

                        d)  Refusal to confess known sins, Psa 32:1-5.

                        e)  Refusal to live by God the HS, Eph 4:30; 1 Thess 5:19; Gal 5:16-17. 

                         f)   Refusal to be consistent/faithful to all Bible teaching, 2 Sam 12:9.

                         g)  Refusal to put doctrine before the DOL, Mt 4:4.

                         h)  Refusal to allow BD to be the criterion of your worldview.                                                            

                          i)   Refusal of BD eventually leads to incapacity to receive Truth, Jn 8:43-45; Jn 12:37-40; Rom 11:7-8; 2 Thess 2:10-11; Rom 1:18-32; 2 Cor 3:14-16; 4:3-4.                             

                          j)   Refusal of BD leads to acceptance of doctrines of demons, 1 Tim 4:1; Mt 7:22-23.

                         k)  Refusal of BD leads to enslavement of KD and the destruction of personal love for God and His values, 1 Jn 2:15-16; Rom 12:3; 2 Jn 8-9; Eph 4:18-19, .

                          l)   Refusal of BD (gospel, laws of DE) leads to national reversionism.     

           4.    The 5 stages of degeneracy of national reversionism, Rom 1:18-32.

                        a)    #1   Suppression of Truth about God, 1:18-22.

                        b)    #2   Worship of creation, 1:23.

                        c)    #3   Degrading passions, i.e. homosexuality & lesbianism, 1:26.

                        d)    #4   Depraved minds filled with all kinds of vile MAS, 1:28-31.

                        e)    #5   PC:  Calling good evil and evil good, 1:32; Isa 5:20. 

           5.   In national reversionism of a client nation of God, there are 7 failures. 

                       a)   #1   Failure to evangelize its own population at home. 

                       b)   #2   Failure to communicate BD to the believers in the nation.

                       c)   #3   Failure as custodian of Bible doctrine.

                       d)   #4   Failure to provide a haven for the Jews.

                       e)   #5   Failure to send out missionaries to evangelize other nations.    

                       f)    #6   Failure in the area of limited government.

                       g)   #7   Failure to properly orient to government.

           6.  In national reversionism there is a breakdown in integrity among the citizens, politicians, as well as the clergy,  Jer 6:13-14; Eze 13:10-16;  

           7.  Jesus Christ controls history which means that He controls the rise of positive nations and the fall of reversionistic nations.

           8.  In reversionism God allows the rebellious people to get what they want and so they can choke on the fruit of their own old sin natures, Prov 1:31.

           9.  In reversionism, the believer loses all capacity to worship the invisible God – due to the fact that he does not have BD resident in his soul, Jn 4:24. 

           10.   God judges reversionistic nations with various cycles of discipline starting with warning discipline, to intensive discipline, and then complete destruction, cf. Dt 28; Lev 26; 1 Sam 18:19.