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September 6, 2014

DOCTRINAL ENCOURAGEMENT

A. Introduction.
1. The people of the United States have entered into a very serious and difficult time of life.
2. We have ignored such passages as 2 Pet 3:10-18, which describes the destruction of the universe. The ignoring of this passage has destroyed the motivation of spiritual life for thousands upon thousands of believers. It is for this reason that we live in a time of apostasy, which has destroyed the very purpose and function of the United States of America as a client nation to God. This client nation can only exist in the sphere of the spiritual life.
3. When certain things happen to us, there comes a system of thinking that is totally out of line with what the Word of God has to say. This becomes a system of testing for each one so involved.
4. It is inevitable that such a disaster as the attack of terrorism has come to pass in our client nation, in which unbelievers and carnal believers have entered into a state of terrible apostasy. The only hope for deliverance lies in revival of the nation and the operational power of the spiritual life.
5. There are certain things that we must understand before we can ever enter into a true and great relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.
a. For example, we have to recognize our ignorance of doctrine and failure to execute the unique spiritual life God has given to each of us.
b. We have to understand the eschatological principle, that destruction always comes from something we are doing wrong in this life, such as the destruction of the universe. 6. No doctrine in history has more warning on the one hand and more hope on the other hand than the doctrine concerning the destruction of the universe. This hope is to fulfill the deliverance from the most horrible thing that could happen to the human race.
7. The believer is to not only execute the spiritual life, but to provide the means, the function, the action of deliverance from the greatest disaster of all human history.
8. It is necessary for us to understand the eschatology of the earth’s destruction, which includes: the Gog revolution, the judgment of Satan and fallen angels, the last judgment for human beings who reject Jesus Christ as savior, and the destruction of the universe.
9. 2 Pet 3:10, “But the day of the Lord will comes like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be incinerated.”
a. Coming like a thief refers to fear, panic, and shock.
b. The purpose of this eschatology is to challenge the believer to have regard for his spiritual life, which is his fellowship with God.
c. Eschatology is designed by God to challenge the believer to execute the unique spiritual life, not to satisfy his own curiosity.
10. Therefore the challenge of eschatology is given in 2 Pet 3:11, “Since in this way all these things will be destroyed, what sort of persons ought you become in a dedicated to God lifestyle, that is, the spiritual life?”
a. So many believers fail to live their spiritual life, die the sin unto death, and have nothing in eternity except their eternal life and resurrection body.
b. Therefore, the believer must live the dedicated to God lifestyle or his very own spiritual life. The spiritual life is not just something we do, but something we think, something we love.
c. We must live every day as unique to the Lord for the glory of God. We are to live our spiritual life one day at a time.
d. For example, Israel has received instructions on how to remain alive until the Second Advent, Mt 24:4-27.
e. No one can be happy functioning beyond their capabilities. Our capabilities have to do with the spiritual life, which has been given to us.
f. No one can be happy living beyond their capacity for life. People and circumstances combine to take you beyond your spiritual capability and capacities to deal with things like unfair treatment. This is failure to live a dedicated to God lifestyle.
g. God has provided for you your very own unique spiritual life, so that you can possess your very own capabilities in every capacity of life and fulfillment of the protocol plan of God for the Church. God’s will must always be related to that spiritual life.
(1) God has given us capabilities related to the filling of the Spirit.
(2) We have our own spiritual life so that we can possess every capability and every capacity in life.
h. How can we be consistent in our spiritual life, in the use of the problem solving devices, in the use of everything that God has provided for us, if we fail to utilize these wonderful things we have been given?
(1) For example, how consistent are you in the perception of doctrine? Doctrine has to be your life for you to have a true spiritual life.
(2) We must have daily positive perseverance, daily positive consistency, and daily faithfulness to the Lord in never missing an opportunity to hear the true teaching of the Word of God.
i. The spiritual environment of the soul provides the spiritual capacity to fulfill the plan of God. This includes the three spiritual skills being operational in your life: the filling of the Spirit, metabolized doctrine circulating in the seven compartments of the stream of consciousness, and the ten problem solving devices functioning on the FLOT line of the soul.
j. Therefore, reaction to adversity, including unfairness from people, means that arrogance has taken over your life, taken you beyond your capabilities, and destroyed your spiritual life.
k. You cannot spend your life in a state of reaction to people and circumstances without destroying your spiritual life.
(1) We are destroyed not by people who seek us harm, nor by people who are antagonistic, and never by adverse circumstances of life. But we destroy our spiritual life by reaction to these people and circumstances. We do it to ourselves and cannot blame anyone else.
(2) Without the filling of the Spirit we cannot metabolize doctrine or live the spiritual life. And without metabolized doctrine circulating in the seven compartments of the stream of consciousness we cannot form the problem solving devices. And without the problem solving devices on the FLOT line of the soul we are defeated, destroyed, and overwhelmed by people and circumstances in this life.
(3) Are we going to be on the Lord’s side or on our own side?
l. The question of 2 Pet 3:11 avoids three things: self-justification, self-deception, and self-absorption.
m. The purpose of eschatology is the challenge to the believer regarding his spiritual, which includes his fellowship with the Lord. The eschatology of the destruction of the human race is a reminder of our Lord’s attitude toward us at the time of the greatest crisis for the human race.
(1) The purpose of Bible prophecy is not to satisfy the curiosity of people about the future. It is to motivate the believer to fulfill his very own spiritual life.
(2) Only the fulfillment of your spiritual life will glorify God and survive the future destruction of the universe.
(3) The over-emphasis of prophecy to the exclusion of the protocol plan and the spiritual life has caused a lot of distraction.
(4) The importance of prophecy is stated in Rev 19:10d, “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Consequently, the spiritual life cannot be divorced from the spiritual life and glorification of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(5) The purpose of prophecy is not for seeking attention. It is designed to focus attention on the doctrine of eschatology related to the unique spiritual life of the Church Age.
(6) Rev 1:3, “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and guard the things that are written in it; for the time is near [the Rapture].”
(7) The blessing of prophecy includes: assurance, perspective, motivation, the function of your spiritual life, the establishment of spiritual values, and the blessing of believers who learn Bible doctrine.
(8) Metabolized doctrine related to eschatology has a definite purpose in your spiritual life.
(9) The purpose of prophecy is to motivate the believer to execute the unique spiritual life.

B. Lifetime and the Pastor.
1. The selection of a pastor to teach you the Word of God is most difficult because the issue is not that he must have a pleasing personality, nor that he should be entertaining, but is there to present the infallible Word of God. The issue is a concept, a content, and an accuracy of the measure and the message from the Word of God.
2. Therefore, self-motivation and speed are important in learning these skills. It is about salvation, self-motivation, speed, the importance of learning about things, such as the filling of the Spirit, the metabolization of doctrine, and the ten problem solving devices.
3. A pastor must always be looking out for things in the Word of God he recognizes that other people will enjoy. A pastor grows up by beginning to find things in the Word of God that are wonderful. He begins to learn things from the original languages. He begins to see the importance of not just those who are quick in understanding.
4. 2 Pet 3:12, “while looking forward with confidence and hurrying to the coming day of God in which the heavens will be destroyed by burning and the elements will melt with intense heat.” These are the things that believers need to learn, to understand, and to be challenged by.
a. The Greek word SPEUDW means hurrying to something God has provided for us. Not just lagging around, ignoring something.
(1) It means something is so important you can’t wait to get there.
(2) It also means to make haste. Once you begin to become interested in Bible doctrine, then you begin to make haste in advancing, learning, wanting these things.
(3) It also means to be zealous. Zealous is connected with something you want to do, something that turns your life around, and something that means all kinds of blessing come to life.
(4) It also means to exert oneself, and to be industrious.
b. SPEUDW means self-motivation. Self-motivation of the believer is one of the most difficult things to maintain because it is tested in so many ways.
(1) Self-motivation comes from your own life, from the testings you face in life.
(2) Self-motivation comes from those things where you have victory over various failures or problems.
(3) Lag time is self-motivation to want to know the will, the plan, and the purpose of God for your life.
5. The selection of a pastor to teach you the Word of God is the most difficult decision because the issue is not a pleasing personality, but someone who understands the Word of God and is accurate in teaching.
6. The believer must have self-motivation during lag time after salvation. The believer must want to know the will, plan, and purpose for his or her life.
7. 2 Pet 3:12 means to seek this knowledge from the Word of God. Seeking demands that Bible doctrine is number one priority in your life and getting under the spiritual gift of pastor-teacher. Jn 14:26 tells us that God the Father has sent God the Holy Spirit to teach us all things.

C. The Principle of Lag Time.
1. All Bible doctrine is important, but initially during lag time the nature and the mechanics of your spiritual life are essential for you to learn. Lag time is a great enemy of the believer. Lag time is the time between your salvation and your physical death.
2. Lagging is failure to maintain speed or pace. Lagging is to lose strength of intensity. Lagging is to lose interest in Bible doctrine.
a. The proper attitude is: you can’t wait to get to church and hear the teaching of Bible doctrine; you can’t wait for the next installment; you can’t wait to learn what it is going to add up to.
b. Losing strength of intensity means you have lost interest, and therefore, you will never understand what God has done for you unless something comes along to catch your eye like a personal disaster or tragedy or facing death.
c. The worst thing that can happen to you is to lose interest in Bible doctrine.
3. The Bible is your briefing regarding your unique spiritual life and the spiritual skills necessary for its function and execution. The lagging believer is negative toward Bible doctrine. He very quickly becomes a loser believer in the pattern of self-fragmentation. He is out of fellowship, unhappy, and full of the arrogance skills.
4. The believer who fails to learn the mechanics of the spiritual life lags behind or extends his lag time. When you are miserable time lags.
a. Time passes quickly for the believer who uses the spiritual skills to execute the spiritual life and fulfill the protocol plan.
b. Time lags for the believer who fails to learn the mechanics of his spiritual life. He lags behind spiritually and extends his lag time to include great misery.
c. The believer who fails to execute the spiritual life is a laggard on the way to the day of God. He approaches the eternal state as a laggard.
d. Lag time is the enemy of Christianity.
e. One of the first things a Christian has to learn is how to avoid lag time.
f. Spiritual laggards fail to execute the spiritual life and fail to utilize the three spiritual skills (the filling of the Spirit, metabolized doctrine, and the problem solving devices). There is no excuse for any believer choosing to remain in lag time.
5. Hastening is the attitude toward Bible doctrine which turns lag time around.
6. There is a difference between the values that come from rushing day by day to get Bible doctrine and lag time. The most important values from following the colors to the high ground of spiritual maturity determine the highest form of values and the only permanent values of human life. The greatest values survive the destruction of the universe to become part of the eternal state, such as: salvation, the resurrection body, Bible doctrine, escrow blessings, and the historical record of the invisible hero. All believers survive the destruction of the universe.
7. The function of the believer between salvation and death is most important because some believers live in lag time while others believers can’t wait to learn Bible doctrine. This is why spiritual laggards fail to execute the spiritual life and fail to use the great power God the Holy Spirit has given to human beings. There is no excuse for any believer failing to execute the spiritual life. But believers have lost interest in Bible doctrine and become laggards.
8. Lag time is one of the greatest of all distractions to be overcome by the believer. It is so difficult it is often overlooked.
9. Lag time and testing is very important. There is nothing more important to the advancing believer than to be tested by the Lord, to see His purpose in it, and pass the test. Mt 25:21, “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’”
a. Testing is not an exception to God’s love and grace, but an expression of God’s love and grace.
b. God permits testing or directly sends testing. God permits testing because you are advancing in the spiritual life. God sends testing because you have not advanced and its time to wake up and keep moving.
10. Only Bible doctrine can keep pace with God’s timing. The believer accelerates his spiritual advance by successfully overcoming obstacles such as lag time and by establishing permanent values based on the things that survive the destruction of the universe. In other words, the believer must live his life in the light of eternity.
11. By the time you have faced and gone through some of the adversities of life, you are able to establish permanent values. These permanent values survive the destruction of the universe. How do we live our life in the light of eternity? We do so by establishing permanent values based upon what survives the destruction of the universe at the end of human history. Temporal values of the moment are on loan. Once permanent values are established in your soul, you begin to live your life in the light of eternity. 2 Cor 4:18, “while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
a. Salvation through faith alone in Christ alone; hence, the importance of the doctrine in eternal security. The salvation of all those who have believed in Christ is permanent and survives the destruction of the universe. It only takes one time or moment in your life that you tell God the Father that you have believed in Christ. Jn 10:28, “no one shall pluck them out of My hand.”
b. The resurrection body.
(1) The resurrection body survives the destruction of the universe, Jn 11:25, “the person believing in Me shall live even if he dies.”
(2) 1 Cor 15:55, 57.
(3) 1 Pet 1:3-5, “who has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to attain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for each one of us, who are guarded by the power of God through faith resulting in salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”
c. The Infallible Word of God.
(1) Isa 40:8, “but the Word of our God stands forever.”
(2) Mt 24:35, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My Word will never pass away.” Because the Word of God will not be destroyed with the destruction of the universe learning the Word of God must be our number one priority in life.
(3) Heb 4:12, “For the Word of God is alive and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of the soul and the spirit, and the joints and the marrow, and is a critic of thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
(4) 2 Tim 3:16-17, “All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God might be mature, thoroughly furnished to all good works.”
(5) 2 Tim 2:15, “Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
d. The historical records of the mature or pleroma believer.
(1) Certain historical records will survive the destruction of the universe to exist forever in the eternal state.
(2) For example, the pillar in the temple, Rev 3:12, “He who overcomes [the winner believer], I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will emblazon on him the title of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which will descend from heaven from My God, also My new title.” This will be his pass to enter the eternal city of the New Jerusalem, which is a satellite city suspended above the earth. Believers who succeed in the spiritual life of the Church Age will receive a new title and the highest spiritual decorations.
(3) In the ancient world temple pillars were used to record the deeds of great and famous people.
e. The escrow blessings for eternity.
(1) The escrow blessings of the winner believer are conveyed at the evaluation throne of Christ after the Rapture of the Church. The escrow blessings of the loser believer remain on deposit forever as a memorial to lost equal opportunity to execute the spiritual life and to fulfill the protocol plan of God.
(2) Escrow blessings are infinitely superior to all other categories of divine blessing both for time and eternity.
(3) There is no set of circumstances that can hinder the conveyance of your escrow blessings for time. You will receive your escrow blessings as a mature believer even though the rest of the nation is falling apart around you.
(4) Escrow blessing is the ultimate blessing available to every Christian in time and in eternity. The escrow metaphor is the application of a concept it does not really connote in order to suggest a comparison. This escrow remains in place until it is either used or taken away completely. Escrow conditions are for the execution of the spiritual life of the Church Age under the concept of equal time, equal privilege, and equal opportunity.
(5) The conveyance of your escrow blessings is not hindered by race, culture, sex, or economic standing, or any other human condition.
(6) God the Father is the grantor and created and deposited in heaven greater blessings for every believer for both time and eternity. Everything that is wonderful in life is related to the concept of the escrow blessings. These greater blessings stagger the imagination for both time and eternity.
(7) Each believer is a grantee, and our Lord Jesus Christ is the escrow officer and the depository of all of these blessings. These blessings remain on deposit until we fulfill the conditions of the escrow by executing the unique spiritual life given to us at salvation.
(8) During our post salvation experience through Bible doctrine circulating in the stream of consciousness we grow up spiritually. We begin with no capacity, but begin to develop capacity for blessing as we learn Bible doctrine and respond to it. Spiritual growth is accelerated by using problem solving devices in time of personal problems, heartaches, difficulties, and just plain old trouble in life. We are tested periodically by God, which helps accelerate our spiritual growth.
(9) God never blesses us until we have capacity for being blessed. This capacity for blessing in the soul depends on metabolized Bible doctrine circulating in the stream of consciousness in your soul.
(10) The escrow blessings are irrevocable. If these blessings are not conveyed, they remain on deposit forever as a memorial to equal opportunity.
(11) We start with no capacity for the blessing when we receive of our so-great salvation and the spiritual life. The believer who learns the lessons of Bible doctrine and executes the spiritual life becomes a winner believer and receives the conveyance of his escrow blessings. This believer has maximum impact in human history and maximum glorification of God. The winner believer has two stages of glorification of God: (1) the distribution of the escrow blessings, and (2) passing evidence testing as a mature believer.
f. Certain problem solving devices, such as: the filling of the Spirit, grace orientation, doctrinal orientation, a personal sense of destiny, personal love for God, sharing the happiness of God, and occupation with Christ.
(1) There are no problems in the eternal state.
(2) The problem solving devices are not needed to solve problems in the eternal state. But these problem solving devices survive as the source of eternal blessing and happiness.
(3) 2 Cor 13:14, “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.” This will continue forever. We will always have the filling of the Spirit, grace orientation, and personal love for God.
(4) Jn 4:24, “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” We cannot worship God in the eternal state without being filled with the Spirit and without doctrinal orientation.
(5) In the eternal state personal love for God the Father will be eternal devotion to God the Father. With this comes sharing the happiness of God.
(6) The problem solving devices will become the basis for eternal worship in the eternal state, eternal happiness, and blessing in our resurrection body.
D. Conclusions.
1. The spiritual skills will be perpetuated in some form in the eternal state.
2. For example, there will be cognition of doctrine in the eternal state, 1 Cor 13:12, “For now we see by means of a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will fully understand even as I have been fully understood.” Cognition in time cannot be compared with cognition in the eternal state. The mirror represents the Word of God, as in Jam 1:19-25.
3. The problem solving devices survive the destruction of the universe, but there are no problems in the eternal state. Therefore, the problem solving devices function differently in the eternal state. They become sources of eternal happiness and blessings. The believer’s status quo has changed forever in the eternal state. For example, sharing of the happiness of God is directed toward self as a system of perfect and eternal happiness.