Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove 

Faith Bible Church

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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What is Christianity?  Salvation  (Rom 3:9-24, 28; 4:2-5; 5:1; 9:30-10:4);  Spiritual life (1 Cor 3:16; Gal 3:1-5; Gal 5:16-17, 22-23);  Maturity:  the supergrace life (Eph 3:20; 1 Cor 2:9; Isa 30:18).

 

LIFE OF DAVID – Part 8 – THE ECS, GOD’S BUILDING PROGRAM IN YOU

VSS THE BANE OF REVERSIONISM

 

A.   The supergrace life and the ECS, cf. Psa 23; Eph 3:14-20; Jn 15:11; Jn 10:10; Js 4:6; 2 Jn 8-9.

            1.  Supergrace David – moving into supergrace even in reversionistic times, Psa 23; 1 Sam; Jn 15:11; 10:10; Js 4:6.

            2.  The supergrace life is a life of capacity, Jn 10:10; 13:34; 1 Pet 1:22; Js 4:6; Isa 30:18;  Lev 20:24.

            3.  The supergrace life is built upon the construction of the edification complex of the soul 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 Peter 3:18; Gal 3:1-5.  

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

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

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

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

            4.   Understanding the various attributes of the soul and chambers of the heart involved in God’s edification building program, Acts 13:22; Eph 4:12-16; Rom 12:2.

                        a.  Volition, Mat 6:21-25; 32-33; Heb 12:2; Col 1:18; Rom 12:1-2; Gal 6:7.

                        b.  Mentality: Rom 12:2; 1 Pet 3:15; 2 Cor 10:4-5; Eph 4:17, 23; Philip 2:5; 1 Cor 2:16;  2 Cor 4:3; 10:3-5.

                        c.   Frame of reference – Psa 23; Eph 1:3-4; Lam 3:21-25; 1 Cor 1:9; 1 Thess 5:24; Heb 10:23; 2 Thess 3:3; 1 Cor 10:13; Rom 8:38-39; Mt 10:29-31; Psa 36:5.

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

Phil 1:3; Prov 10:7; Ps 103:2; 119:16, 83, 93, 109, 141; Prov 4:5; Ps 6:4‑5.

                        e.    Conscience, Rom 13:5; 1 Tim 1:19; 2 Tim 1:3; 4:1; 1 Pet 3:14-16; Psa 119:9; Rom 2:4-8

                        f.   Norms and Standards, Isa 55:6-11; Deut 8:3; 1 Cor 3:4.

            5.   With the construction of the ECS the believer goes from the potentiality of God’s highest and best to actuality.

            6.  With the completion of the ECS & entrance into the supergrace life, the

mature believer not only receives blessings above all he could ask or imagine, he also provides the only hope for the preservation of a rev nation, 1Sa 9:16; Ez 14:14-20; Mt 5:13.

 

B.   The curse of reversionism:  both personal as well as national.  1 Sam 8:7-8.

            1.  National.  A sure sign of national reversionism is the desire for Big Government to displace God and the laws of DE with the rule of man, 1 Sam 8.

            2.   Personal.  Negative volition is always about refusal of Bible doctrine. 

                        a)  Refusal to place yourself under the authority of Bible teaching.

                        b)   The rejection of your right pastor-teacher, Heb 13:7, 17; Gal 6:6. 

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

                        d)   Refusal to appropriate the various promises of the WOG, i.e. refusal to live by faith in the realities of the WOG, 2 Pet 1:4; 2 Cor 7:1.

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

                        f)    Refusal to live by God the Holy Spirit, Eph 4:30; 1 Thess 5:19. 

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

                        h)   Refusal to put doctrine before the DOL & reactor factors, Mt 4:4.

                        i)    Refusal to allow Bible doctrine to be the criterion of your worldview - epistemological basis for Truth; Scripturalism, Deut 8:3.

                        j)   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; Eph 3:16ff.

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

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

                        m)   Refusal of BD leads to national reversionism.     

            3.    There are 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. 

            4.   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.

            5.  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; Hos 4:1-7; 8:7. 

            6.   Jesus Christ controls history which means that He controls the rise of positive nations and the fall of reversionistic nations – the only hope for any nation is positive doctrinal believers. 

            7.  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 and perhaps return to POG, Prov 1:31; 1 Sam 8.

            8.  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 from which to worship God. 

            9.    God judges reversionistic nations with various cycles of discipline (warning discipline, intensive discipline, and then complete destruction), cf Dt 28; Lev 26; 1 Sam 18:19; Hos 4:6.