Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove
Faith Bible Church
Wednesday,† June 2, 2010
John 8:31 w/ 1 John 5:19. Salvation, Rom 4:6-7.† Spiritual life, Gal 2:20.† Maturation, Gal 4:19.
LIFE OF DAVID Ė Part 26
FELLOWSHIP AND SANCTIFICATION VS THE PERNICIOUSNESS OF THE OSN
A.†† Davidís fellowship and sanctification, 1 Sam 16:18.
††††††††††† 1.††† The single most important question in your life as a believer is is the Lord is with you as He was with David?
††††††††††† 2.† While the Lord is with you as a believer as far as an eternal permanent relationship, i.e. He will always love you as His child, God is not WITH you, i.e. walking with you through your daily challenges, if you are not living in fellowship with Him.
††††††††††† 3.†† God will not walk with the believer when the believer moves into the darkness of sin, evil, kosmos diabolicus, the OSN, 1 Jn 1:5-6.
††††††††††† 4.†† Godís unconditional love and grace fell on Saul as well as David, Lot as well as Abraham, the drunken licentious blasphemous Corinthians and the heretical legalistic blasphemous Galatians as well as the Apostle Paul; Ananias as well as Peter.
††††††††††† 5.† Just because Godís love for you is unconditional and you are eternally secure does not mean that God is going to walk with you in your ways, Amos 3:3.
††††††††††† 6.† The bottom line with God for your temporal life is sanctification, being set apart to Him. This is Godís unalterable persistent and consistent plan for your life and for your good.
††††††††††† 7.†† God has two methods regarding sanctification: the easy way which is blessed life of enjoyment of fellowship with the God as He works in us and through us versus the hard way of divine discipline (Heb 12:5-11) where Godís heavy hand is upon and against us as we go our own way, Psa 32:5 .†
††††††††††† 8.† While you as a believer possess eternal security, this does not mean that the Lord is with you in your daily life Ė it could very well be that you are walking alone and that He is actually set His face against you for your refusal for fellowship with Him Ė which is the prerequisite for any sanctification, Js 4:4-6
††††††††††† 9.††† The biggest spoiler of fellowship with God is the OSHGREN Ė the old nature that can be traced back to spiritual death in Adam; the sin nature because of its rebelliousness displayed by acts of sin; the human good nature to cover self up to be acceptable before God;† the religious trend which is just another attempt to cover up self for Godís approval; evil nature which incorporates all things apart from God; nature because it is our bent as fallen creatures in Adam.
††††††††††† 10.† Overview of the power of fellowship to bless and ennoble the life - and the perniciousness of the OSN as the great spoiler in life.†
††††††††††††††††††††††† a.†† Adam, Gen 3:8.
††††††††††††††††††††††† b.†† Cain, Gen 4:7.
††††††††††††††††††††††† c.††† Enoch, Gen 5:24.†††
††††††††††††††††††††††† d.†† Noah, Gen 6:9.
††††††††††††††††††††††† e.†† Abraham, Gen 17:6.
††††††††††††††††††††††† f.††† Saul, 1 Sam 16; 28.
††††††††††††††††††††††† g.†† David,† Psa 16:7-8; 23; vs 1 Sam 12.
††††††††††† 11.†† In our OSNs we have absolute no inclination to walk with God at all.†
††††††††††† 12.††† In the OT the key to walking with God was faith-rest where the believer mixed the promises of God with faith, Heb 4:1-3; 11.†
††††††††††† 13.††† As the OT believer lived the faith-rest life, God was with him, Gen 39:2-4
††††††††††† 14.†† The very fact that God was with the OT believer who lived by the WOG necessarily means that the Holy Spirit was with him.
††††††††††† 15.††† The power of the Holy Spirit in the OT was limited and external, Jn 14:6; Acts 1:8; Jn 7:37-39
B.†† Understanding the mechanics of gaining victory over the OSN and thus be enabled to continue to walk in newness of life,† Romans 6.
††††††††††† 1.† The single greatest culprit in the believerís failure to continue to walk with God is found in the old sin nature which not only has its own hubristic pattern of moral and immoral degeneracy but also acts as a magnet to suck in the enticements, and philosophies of kosmos diabolicus.†
††††††††††† 2.†† It is the OSN that brings in those pernicious noetic effects of sin that are so devastating, Gen 6:5; Jer 17:9; Mt 15:19.
††††††††††† 3.† Apart from some measure of victory over the OSN there can be no sanctification.††
††††††††††† 4.† †Sanctification means ďto be set apart.Ē†
††††††††††† 5.†† Justification (Romans 1-5) is the foundation of sanctification (Romans 6-8).
††††††††††† 6.††† Justification (Romans 1-5) is righteousness developed in the mind of God with regard to those who place faith in JC.
††††††††††† 7.† †Sanctification (Romans 6-8) is developed in the mind of the child of God.
††††††††††† 8.†† Romans 1-5 deal with sin as the penalty which was dealt with by Christ on the Cross, whereas Romans 6-8 deals with sin as a power in the Christian life to be dealt by identification with Christ and His work on the Cross.†
††††††††††† 9.† In justification we are declared righteous whereas in sanctification we are made righteous.††
††††††††††† 10.†† Upon salvation the believer often experiences wonderful new realities as he is cut from the OSN, but before too long he often finds that his life has begun to decline as he finds himself returning to ways and domination of the OSN, Acts 2 with Gal 2:9.
††††††††††† 11.† After salvation the believer is no longer to live in fellowship w/OSN, Rm 6:1.
††††††††††† 12.†† Understanding pure grace.†† Nothing less than pure gospel of grace would ever inspire the questions we find in Romans 6:1.†
††††††††††† 13.†† The work of salvation included a death (separation) of the believer from his OSN through the baptism by the Holy Spirit, Rom 6:2-4.†
††††††††††† 14.† The newness of life is inextricably linked to identification with Christ, Rom 6:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11-12.†
††††††††††† 15.† The precept for deliverance from the power of sin is KNOWLEDGE = Bible doctrine, Rom 6:6, 9.
C.† Futility of trying to live the CWL by your own efforts, Rom 7:15-25.
D.†† Dynamics of the victorious Christian life, Rom 8:1-8.