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July 11, 2014

Computer Assets

Election / Predestination

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1. Election

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a. Election is the expression of the sovereignty of God with regard to His will and personal desire for you. God desires that you would have His highest and best, the greatest possible blessings are possible for Him to give to any category of creation.

b. Predestination is God’s provision for you; i.e., everything it takes for you to fulfill God’s will and to execute God’s plan. These two printouts show that God cares for you and loves you, and so He has provided for you in a magnificent way.

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2. Election.
a. Eph 1:4, “Since He Himself has elected us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him.”
(1) This verse teaches that election was provided before the creation of the world.
(2) “Holy” is a reference to both the absolute and relative concept of experiential sanctification. We see in this verse that election relates to the experiential part of God’s plan for our lives. Holiness has to do with separation unto God; execution of the protocol plan of God.
(a) Absolute holiness describes the mandates related to the filling of the Spirit, which only occurs when the believer is inside the divine dynasphere. Then the Holy Spirit controls the soul and the old sin nature is restrained to the body. The believer in cosmic one is said to be grieving the Spirit because the old sin nature controls the soul and the Holy Spirit is grieved, though still indwelling the body. The issue is who controls the soul; either the old sin nature or the Holy Spirit controls the soul. This is an absolute; you’re either filled with the Holy Spirit and inside the divine dynasphere which is 100% spirituality, or you’re in the cosmic system which is 0% spirituality and 100% carnality. This absolute status applies to any stage of spiritual growth.
(b) Relative holiness refers to advancing through the stages of spiritual growth or retrogression through the stages of reversionism.
(3) “Blameless before Him” is a reference to ultimate sanctification in the eternal state.
b. There are three elections in history.
(1) Israel was elected under the ritual plan of God.
(2) Jesus Christ was elected under the salvation plan of God.
(3) The Church was elected under the protocol plan of God; only this election is pertinent to this study.

d. The nature of election.
(1) The whole purpose of the doctrine of election is to describe God’s way of providing invisible assets so that we can fulfill His will and His plan.
(2) Election is the expression of the sovereignty of God for every Church Age believer made in eternity past. God’s sovereignty wills for you personally the highest and the best. And election expresses this sovereign will by providing equal privilege and equal opportunity for you.
(3) So in election, God gave to each of us in eternity past two phenomenal assets, equal privilege and equal opportunity, which we must use to fulfill His plan and execute His will for our lives.
e. The equal privilege of election is the universal priesthood of the believer.
(1) This in itself shows that God’s plan for us in the Church Age, as royal family, is totally and completely unique. For never before the Church Age and never after the Rapture of the Church is there ever another universal priesthood; it is only for us in the Church Age.
(2) A priest is a human being who represents people before God. In the Church Age, since every believer is a priest, every believer represents himself before God. This establishes a system of privacy.
(3) Under the privacy of your priesthood, you are responsible for yourself before God. This means you are responsible for every thought you think, every motive you have, every good decision you make, and every action you take, good or bad. And God is holding you responsible for your own decisions. Why? Because He made you a priest so that you now represent yourself before God.
(4) The royal priesthood of the believer is taught many times in the New Testament. It was a favorite subject of Peter. Although his teaching was misunderstood by the Catholic Church, he was really teaching about the royal priesthood of each Church Age believer. Peter first taught this doctrine as found in 1 Pet 2:5, 9. John taught it as well.
(5) As a royal priest, every believer has a direct line to God, which means he represents himself before God, he evaluates himself, and he offers prayer for himself.
(6) Hence, the privacy of your priesthood is related to the importance of epistemological rehabilitation. You have privacy so that you can learn Bible doctrine yourself. You can never learn anything if you’re not objective, or if you reject authority, or if you have any form of arrogance. To learn Bible doctrine under epistemological rehabilitation requires a tremendous amount of objectivity.
(7) This is why the local church should be an environment where believers can gather together yet have their privacy respected. This means both your sins and your strengths should be kept private. The pastor-teacher, as the final authority in the local church, must protect the privacy of all priests in his congregation by disciplining or removing those who violate or impose upon others’ privacy.
(8) The believer priest cannot account for his thoughts, motives, decisions, or actions in undefinable terms. Under the privacy of your priesthood, you must be able to define your living in the terms of the protocol plan of God, which means you must learn the technical language and vocabulary. Once you do, you as your own priest can analyze and evaluate your own life and your own problems, and apply doctrine and make corrections to your own life under the privacy of your priesthood.
(9) Therefore, the privacy of the priesthood demands that we learn doctrine so that we can define our situation. The royal priest’s self-improvement is based on the function of perception of doctrine. Any self-improvement based on the advice and counsel of others is really a set back.
(10) The royal priesthood is designed by God to function under conceptualism. No believer can think, apply doctrine, or solve problems through the mind or the personality of another Christian. This is why each one of us is a priest. To the extent that we seek counsel or advice, that just means we’re not getting enough doctrine or we’re not using our own doctrine. Initially there’s a place for counseling with new believers, but as you grow you should begin to handle your own life. You should know when you’re wrong and when you’re right, and you should be able to utilize all the doctrine you have learned to advance to maturity. Only in spiritual maturity will you glorify God.
(11) Under the privacy of your priesthood, you have the right of assembly with other believers to learn doctrine from whomever is your right pastor teacher in a group, where your privacy is respected.
(12) The privacy of your priesthood permits both your positive volition toward doctrine plus the right to metabolize and apply that doctrine to your own experience. (The tendency is to get arrogant and want to apply it to everyone’s experience.)
(13) The only human dependence of the royal priesthood is the divine provision of your very own pastor teacher, and consistent positive volition under his teaching ministry. In that sense, a pastor is very much like a parent, and he should be honored, not loved. Your pastor should not bully you or intrude upon your privacy (unless warranted); but he should communicate and teach doctrine faithfully.
(14) Faithful Bible teaching from your right pastor demands faith perception, metabolization, and application of that teaching to your own life as a royal priest.
(15) Life in the divine dynasphere is not only spiritual freedom under the filling of the Spirit, but spiritual independence within the framework of your royal priesthood. This means that as a believer priest, you cannot fulfill the protocol plan of God by advancing to spiritual maturity on someone else’s thinking, motivation, decisions, actions, advice, counseling, emotion, or even their leadership; the only exception is your dependence on your pastor-teacher. You have to do it on your own. That’s why the first stage of spiritual adulthood is spiritual self esteem, which is when you know how to do it on your own, and you no longer feel threatened by all the many things in life that cause fear, worry, and anxiety.
(16) Major functions of the royal priesthood include:
(a) Rebound as the basic technique for the recovery of fellowship.
(b) A consistent prayer life.
(c) Perception, metabolization, and application of doctrine to your own experience (and if in authority, to the experience of those under you).
(d) Worship.
(e) The sacrifices of life, e.g., praise, which is your doctrinal momentum resulting in spiritual adulthood and the modus operandi of virtue love.
(f) Divine viewpoint mental attitude from metabolized doctrine. (It isn’t what the other person thinks that counts; it’s what you think from metabolized doctrine that counts.)
(g) Self motivation from metabolized doctrine. You have to motivate yourself; you can’t depend on someone else’s leadership. If you depend on them, then you are borrowing their inspiration. That will never work, for it results in stifling your own motivation, so that when you are under adversity, you have no motivation to keep driving on.
(17) Remember, the pastor is neither the leader of your social life nor the “madame” of a lonely hearts club. He is neither a counselor nor a crutch to lean on.
(18) Your priesthood demands that you live your own life as unto the Lord and take the responsibility for your own decisions. This is your equal privilege under election.
f. The equal opportunity under election is the divine provision of logistical grace support and blessing.
(1) Two aspects of logistical grace come to you down the grace pipeline. Logistical support is designed to sustain you. Logistical blessing is additional, more than just support.
(2) Both logistical grace support and blessing is provided for winners and losers alike, because both types of believers have the perfect righteousness of God. This provides equal opportunity for all believers.
(3) The holiness or integrity of God is made up of divine righteousness and divine justice. At the point of salvation, perfect righteousness was imputed to you, so that you possess one half of divine integrity. Righteousness demands righteousness; justice demands justice; what the righteousness of God demands the justice of God executes.
(4) The justice of God is the initiator of grace. On a daily basis, the justice of God sends down the grace pipeline to the indwelling righteousness of God everything it takes to keep you alive, to sustain you, and in addition great and fantastic blessings.
(5) All initial blessing in the Christian life comes in this manner. We do not earn or deserve any of it; it is a matter of grace. We’re not blessed because we give, witness, perform Christian service, or because of anything we can do. That would be a compromise of the integrity of God. God blesses you only because you have His perfect righteousness indwelling you; hence His integrity is not compromised.
(6) The very air that you breathe, the food you eat, everything you have, the only reason you are alive through every type of vicissitude in life is based entirely upon this principle of logistical grace. This is for winners and losers alike, and it gives everyone equal opportunity. This often explains why the wicked prosper.
g. 2 Pet 1:10 11, “Therefore brethren [believers], be more motivated [perception of doctrine regarding your portfolio of invisible assets] to make your calling and election a spiritual reality; for by doing these things [fulfillment of the protocol plan of God, perception of doctrine] you will never stumble [i.e., become a loser in cosmic system]. For in this manner [execution of the protocol plan of God], your entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ [ultimate sanctification in a resurrection body] will be richly supplied [conveyance of eternal escrow blessings to winners].”
h. How do you make your election a spiritual reality? Through perception, metabolization, and application of election and lapsarianism. You use the privacy of your priesthood; you learn the doctrine; you learn the mechanics.

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3. Predestination.

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a. Eph 1:5, “By means of God’s virtue love, He has predestined us for the purpose of adoption to Himself through Jesus Christ according to the grace purpose of His will.”
(1) God has personal love directed toward perfect divine righteousness. God has divine self esteem in which eternal and infinite God loves His own perfect righteousness and does not feel threatened by creature failure, or by the other two members of the Godhead who have identical characteristics. God has impersonal love directed toward spiritually-dead mankind, as in Jn 3:16; Rom 5:8; 1 Jn 4:10.
(2) Predestination means God provided everything we would need to execute His plan. Predestination provides equal privilege and equal opportunity for every Church Age believer to execute God’s will.
(3) Adoption is how we become royal family. It refers to the baptism of the Holy Spirit at salvation, when God the Holy Spirit enters us into union with Christ so that we are adopted into His royal family forever.
b. Predestination is a computer asset, an invisible asset in our portfolio.
c. Predestination has two meanings.
(1) Predestination is the provision of the sovereignty of God in eternity past whereby every believer becomes royal family of God plus being the heir of God. Jesus Christ is the heir of God; we are heirs of God and joint heirs with the Son of God. Predestination only applies to believers, not to unbelievers.
(2) Predestination is the provision of the sovereignty of God in eternity past whereby every member of the royal family of God is provided everything necessary to fulfill the plan of God. God provided for what we need. Therefore, we are not dependent upon human energy, human personality, legalism, and all other human efforts.
d. The equal privilege of predestination is the baptism of the Spirit whereby every believer is entered into union with Christ, whereby the royal family is formed. This is positional sanctification.
(1) This means no distinctions are made among believers. There are no racial, social, economic, physiological, or intelligence distinctions, for we are all in union with Christ. All handicaps are set aside whether they are genetic, environmental, or volitional.
(2) Therefore, we must regard ourselves as a person related to God, not in terms of our relationships to mankind. Relationship with God must precede relationship with people.
(3) In application, this eliminates all forms of prejudice. Once you have believed in Christ, you are to regard yourself as a person, not as someone in some race or social structure or economic status or personality type, superior or inferior. You are to focus on yourself only as being a person. You are not to compare yourself with others. You are to live your life as unto the Lord.
(4) From union with Christ comes the doctrine of Adoption. You are the heir of God and the joint heir with the Son of God. Also, you can never get out of this position in Christ (top circle). This is a part of the doctrine of eternal security. Winners and losers alike are in union with Christ forever.
(5) This also is the basis for the formation of the royal family of God which is a distinct and unique characteristic of the Church Age. Every believer in this dispensation is royal family of God. Our Lord has three royal titles.
(a) Son of God. His royal family is composed of God the Father and God the Holy Spirit.
(b) Son of David, which occurred at the birth of His humanity with the beginning of His Hypostatic Union. His royal family is the dynasty of David.
(c) King of kings, Lord of lords, the Bright Morning Star, which occurred at His session. At that point, being without a royal family, the Church Age was inserted into history for the calling out of the royal family of God for our Lord’s third royal title.
(6) Therefore, this is the unique dispensation, the only one in history that emphasizes the individual believer regardless of his human status quo. Because it is so important, you have the greatest opportunity and the greatest privilege that has ever belonged to anyone in all of human history. The portfolio of invisible assets assigned to you in eternity past makes it possible for you to have fantastic personal and historical impact.
e. The equal opportunity of predestination is the operational-type divine dynasphere, our very own palace designed for us by God the Father in eternity past. This is the means of fulfilling the protocol plan of God.
(1) One of the seven ministries of the Holy Spirit at salvation is to enter you into gate number one of your very own prefabricated palace which is the basis for the Christian way of life.
(2) “Dynasphere” is derived from a combination of the Greek words DUNAMIS and SOPHIA, meaning “power sphere.” Only in the divine dynasphere can you execute the protocol plan of God. You can only get out of the divine dynasphere through sin; you recover through rebound.
(3) Gate #1 is the filling of the Holy Spirit, the enabling power for the execution of the Christian way of life.
(4) Gate #2 is basic Christian modus operandi. It includes basic problem-solving devices, such as rebound, faith rest drill, hope 2 and hope 3. It also includes basic concepts of doctrine in the field of Soteriology and Christology. This is actually the gate of epistemological rehabilitation.
(5) Gate #3 is enforced and genuine humility. With humility, no matter what kind of a person you are, you have objectivity and teachability from enforced and genuine humility. This is a part of the structure of the royal family of God on earth. There is a system of spiritual authority as well as a system of temporal authority in life.
(6) Gate #4 is perception, metabolization, and application of Bible doctrine to life. This is the momentum gate, for all basic momentum in the Christian life comes from your perception and application of Bible doctrine. This is operation Z which produces epignosis doctrine in the right lobe of the soul.
(7) Gate #5 is the beginning of spiritual adulthood. (Gates 1 3 is spiritual childhood.) This is personal love for God as the motivational virtue of life. This is also the place of spiritual self esteem which is the dividing line between spiritual childhood and spiritual adulthood.
(8) Gate #6 is impersonal love for all mankind, the realm of spiritual autonomy, the second stage of spiritual adulthood. This is functional virtue in life.
(9) Gate #7 is momentum testing, which includes four categories of testing: people, system, thought, and disaster.
(10) Gate #8 is the winner’s gate, spiritual maturity, the third stage of spiritual adulthood. This is the point at which you receive the conveyance of your escrow blessings and the first of two ways you glorify God in spiritual maturity. (The second way is to pass evidence testing which glorifies God to the maximum in the historic phase of the angelic conflict.)