Doctrine of Magnetism

May 11, 2016


A. Definition.
1. Magnetism is the ability to attract or the power to change, to charm, or to cause things to be different. Magnetism includes the glamorous gifts that make a person a hero or leader or one who has the ability to influence people toward the Lord.
2. Magnetism is used in many ways.
a. The magnetism of the United States of America was in her free institutions.
b. The magnetism of courage and devotion.
3. Magnitude means the importance or quality of something. It is used for greatness of character or greatness of morality.
4. The verb magnetize means to exert an attracting or compelling influence on those around you; to exert a powerful influence for good or blessing on those around you.
5. In this study magnetism will be defined as attractive power. Attractive power is the power of God, which is available to every Church Age believer regardless of the historical circumstances in which we live.
6. The omnipotence of God the Father related to our portfolio of invisible assets and the unique spiritual life of the Church Age is an illustration of magnetism related to God. The omnipotence of God the Son related to the preservation of the universe and the perpetuation of human history and the so-great salvation by which we have eternal life is an illustration of magnetism related to God. The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit related to residence, function, and momentum of the unique spiritual life of the Church Age is an illustration of magnetism related to God.
7. Invisible God plus invisible assets plus invisible power equals invisible heroes. This is what the doctrine of magnetism is all about.
8. The doctrine of magnetism is for both male and female believers. It is defined in terms of the two column advance of the spiritual life: Bible doctrine in the soul and reciprocal love for God. We were designed from salvation to have an impact. The impact is designed to come from the spiritual life and the magnetism which God has and how He gives it to us, how we use it, and how it changes things.
9. Magnetism is a part of the power of the spiritual life. It is synonymous with the riches of glory, which were given to us at the moment of our salvation.

B. Magnetism begins with spiritual advance.
1. Spiritual advance means that there first must be salvation.
2. Our first contact with the magnetism of God comes from the love of God in eternity past. Before mankind even existed, God knew all of our sins and it did not change His love toward us. The righteousness of God entered all of our sins into the divine decrees and then gives ever member of the human race equal opportunity to believe in Christ.
3. At the proper time Jesus Christ entered the world to do the will of God the Father to live a phenomenal spiritual life (which has been given to us) and then go to the cross and receive the imputation of our sins and be judged for them. Jesus Christ became a substitute for the ungodly human race, so that anyone who believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
4. All of the magnificent things that were given to us at salvation, and the fact that our sins were blotted out were a manifestation of the magnetism of God.
5. All of these things were designed to make you an ambassador for Christ. You have been given the opportunity to share in this magnetism and as a result to turn the world and our nation into a great place of blessing.
6. Magnetism begins with a personal sense of destiny. Every Church Age believer has a double destiny.
a. The first destiny is a temporal destiny under the first fair shake (salvation). (There are four fair shakes given to us. Fair shake means sameness from the justice of God. At the moment we believed in Christ we received the magnetism that God has for us. We were born again into a state of magnetism by faith alone in Christ alone. If we fulfill in time this magnetism from our spiritual life, then we are going to have the most phenomenal things as a result of the last fair shake.) There is a destiny in time under the unique spiritual life of the Church Age. This can also be called our spiritual destiny.
(1) All believers receive the same fairness from God when they rebound.
(2) In dying, the spiritual believer has magnetism as they die. This is called dying grace.
b. The second destiny is an eternal destiny under the forth fair shake (the resurrection body). There is a destiny of eternity related to death, resurrection, an interim body after death, and the resurrection body forever. All believers receive the same fairness from God by being given a resurrection body at the exit-resurrection of the Church. Spiritually mature believers receive magnetism in eternity from their eternity rewards and blessings.
c. We learn about our destiny through the function of post-salvation epistemological rehabilitation perception, metabolization, and application of doctrine. This means that through regeneration every believer has equal opportunity for glorious eternal blessings.

C. Magnetism and The Riches of Glory.
1. When we have magnetism, we have the greatest wealth that God has ever given in all of history. It is called “the riches of glory.”
a. The riches of glory are the greatest wealth that has ever existed in all human history.
b. The difference between having a destiny in the unique spiritual life of the Church Age and the experience of having a personal sense of destiny is our understanding of the riches of His glory, which is the love of God.
c. God gives a special love called the “riches of glory.”
d. Through regeneration every believer has a destiny for time under the execution of the unique spiritual life of the Church Age and a destiny for the eternal state related to our resurrection body.
2. Scripture.
a. Rom 9:23, “In order that He might make known to you the riches of His glory on vessels of mercy, which He prepared in advance for His glory.”
b. Eph 1:18, “that the eyes of your right lobe might be enlightened, so that you may know what is the confidence of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance for the saints.” We are not rich unless we have the riches of glory. The only believers who have the riches of God’s glory are those believers who execute the spiritual life of the Church Age.
c. Eph 3:8, “to me the very least of all the saints this grace has been given to preach to the Gentiles the inscrutable riches of Christ.”
d. Eph 3:16, “that He may give to you on the basis of the riches of His glory that you might receive strength with power through the personal agency of the Spirit in the inner being.”
e. Col 2:2, “that their right lobes might be encouraged, having been knit together in reciprocal love and attaining to all the riches that come from full assurance of understanding on the basis of epignosis knowledge of God’s mystery–Christ.”
f. Phil 4:19, “My God will supply all your needs on the basis of His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
g. Rom 11:33-34, “Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God. …for who has known the thinking of the Lord or who has become His counselor?” 1 Cor 2:16.; Phil 2:5, “Keep on thinking this in you which was in Christ Jesus.”

D. The Magnetism of The Invisible Hero.
1. The magnetism of the invisible hero is related to his personal sense of destiny. This is because we begin to have reciprocal love for God. This is the first time we begin to realize how important these things are.
a. A personal sense of destiny is the first tactical objective of the spiritual life. Grace orientation and doctrinal orientation is the understanding of the love of God. Grace orientation is reciprocity. Doctrinal orientation is the other side of our two column spiritual advance.
b. A personal sense of destiny makes the riches of glory more meaningful to us than anything else. Reciprocal love in our personal sense of destiny gives us the motivation to keep advancing in the spiritual life.
c. A personal sense of destiny has impersonal love for others and personal love for God and moves right along to occupation with Christ.
d. We now share some of God’s magnetism, when we begin to have reciprocal love for God. Who loves us is now inconsequential because we have discovered from the riches of glory that God loves us.
2. The magnetism of the invisible hero is related to his invisible impact on history. This comes from occupation with Christ, pleroma status, and maximum glorification of God.
3. The magnetism of the invisible hero is related four categories of invisible impact.
a. Personal impact. This is blessing by association with the mature believer as a winner believer and an invisible hero. Everyone in this believer’s life is blessed by this person: their family, team, organization, neighborhood, city, state, and nation.
b. Historical impact. The client nation is blessed by association with a pivot of pleroma believers or invisible heroes. They share the love of God and because of them their country is blessed.
c. International impact. This is impact to the non-client nation, which is blessing by association with the missionary, who is an invisible hero and pleroma believer. The missionary is a blessing to those in the nation to which he goes and he is a blessing to the nation which he represents.
d. Angelic impact. The mature or winner believer functions as an invisible and witness for the Prosecution in the rebuttal phase of Satan’s appeal trial. This is accomplished as he passes category after category of momentum testing.

E. Magnetism relates to dying and death.
1. In death, the third fair shake occurs for all believers. They are absent from the body and face-to-face with the Lord. Dying is the period preceding death and is not the same for all believers.
a. The death of the believer means that God will wipe away all tears from their eyes. This is true for the loser believer as well as the winner believer. “There shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the old things have passed away.”
b. We do not die the way we want to die. We die the way the wisdom, the grace, and the love of God has selected for us.
c. No one can judge the reason or the cause of the death of a fellow-believer. Never try to decide the reason why another believer dies. It is not a subject for our judgment or speculation.
2. The principle of dying grace of the invisible hero is a salute to those who are left behind.
3. The dying grace of the invisible hero is the ultimate experience of his blessing in time. His death is a magnificent and final salute to those he leaves behind.
4. He salutes those who are left behind because he has been the source of such great blessing. This is the magnetism of the invisible hero.
5. The invisible hero dies magnificently, whether his death is short and painless or long and painful. He dies with the same personal sense of destiny that he had while living. Living and dying have been equated by the invisible hero by his personal sense of destiny.
6. Phil 1:20-21, “According to my earnest expectation and confidence that I shall not be put to shame in anything, but with all boldness Christ shall even now as always be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death; for as far as I am concerned to continue living, Christ. To die, profit.”
a. To exalt Christ in the body is a different subject than the glorification of God in the soul.
(1) We are here to glorify God in our body, not just our soul. Our soul glorifies God as we learn doctrine and develop reciprocity. We glorify God in our body in time by executing the spiritual life of the Church Age.
(2) In glorifying God in our body we overcoming the power of the sin nature in our life, and we are doing it while living.
(3) We glorify God in interim body and resurrection body because God gives us these bodies as a fair shake from the justice of God. Under the filling of the Spirit and advance to maturity we can die, having glorified Jesus Christ in our human body.
(4) Paul will continue to glorify in his body in living by being occupied with Christ.
b. The ethical dative of the personal pronoun EGO is not translated “to me,” but “as I see it” or “as far as I am concerned.”
c. Paul’s earnest expectation and confidence is explained in Eph 1:18, “that the eyes of your right lobe may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the confidence of His calling (The confidence of His calling is that we glorify God in our body and in our death.), what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance for the saints.”
d. How do you glorify God in your body by death? The constative aorist tense of the substantival infinitive “to die” refers to the moment of death. The moment we die we glorify God. The phrase “by death” does not refer to the body we occupy now, but to the body we receive at the moment of death. We receive an interim body waiting for the resurrection. This body glorifies God at the moment of our death, not our human body.
e. A salute is a demonstration of recognition, respect, and honor. The salute is initiated by the mature believer who has died.
(1) “Profit” is a salute from the grave. The profit or gain is the riches of glory the fact that God loved us in eternity past and magnetism beyond life. “Christ” is the salute from life.
(2) The memory of the invisible hero becomes a salute from the grave to carry on with the spiritual life. This is the magnetism of the winner believer in death. This is a testimony to the riches of glory.
(3) The magnetism of the winner believer in living and death is the testimony of the riches of glory.
(4) The victory over death is the believer’s salute from the grave, tantamount to the mandate to follow the colors to the high ground of maximum glorification of God.
(5) The salute is returned by the living believer, who is motivated by both metabolized Bible doctrine (epignosis) and reciprocity, which is the response to the riches of glory.
(6) While the death of both the spiritual and carnal believer have the same result in death, there is a difference in magnetism.
(7) The perpetually carnal believer as a loser in death is unable to salute from the grave, because he had no magnetism, no motivation, and no execution of the unique spiritual life of the Church Age.
(8) The spiritual believer as a winner in death has a testimony to those people who have noted in him the riches of glory because of execution of the spiritual life and magnetism.
(9) The spiritual believer, as a winner while living, returns the salute through magnetism, reciprocal love for God, and execution of the spiritual life, and continued spiritual advance. As long as Paul is alive he will be occupied with Christ -that is his life.
(10) The believer in perpetual carnality has no salute from the grave, because he has no magnetism, no motivation, and no execution of the spiritual life.
(11) The spiritual believer, as a winner in death, has the riches of glory. Therefore, it is inevitable that with the riches of glory there will be those he contacts in life and have a dynamic influence on them. They will respect, honor, salute, and appreciate him.
(12) The salute is returned by the living spiritual believer. People have a fragrance of memory of the winner believer after their death and return the salute by their own advance to spiritual maturity.
(13) The mentorship of God the Holy Spirit brings together things from our daily life to demonstrate magnetism related to the riches of glory both from the living and from the grave.

F. Magnetism in Historical Impact.
1. Hos 4:1-7, “Hear the word of the Lord, You citizens of Israel, because the Lord has a case against the inhabitants of the nation, because nothing of doctrine is being taught; therefore nothing of grace is being applied; there is no knowledge of God in the land. Instead there is lying, deception, murder, stealing and adultery. They [‘break into to commit adultery’ means] rape, so that there is every category of violence. Therefore the land mourns, and all who live in it languish along with domestic animals and the birds of the sky, and also the fish of the sea disappear. Yet let no one find fault, and let none offer reproof; for your people are like those who contend [strive, complain, reprove, reprimand, quarrel, vilify, cause strife] against ministers. Therefore you have stumbled in the daylight [rejection of doctrine], so that even the prophet also will stumble with you in night darkness [failure to teach Bible doctrine by pastors who only give people what they want to hear]; and I will destroy your mother. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from being My priest [nation]. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. The more they multiplied, the more they sinned against Me; I will change their glory into shame.”
a. As goes the believer, so goes the client nation to God.
b. A nation without doctrine is a nation without solutions.
c. A nation without a pivot is a nation that cannot survive the problems and pressures of human history.
d. A client nation to God must have freedom, and that freedom must fulfill three things: freedom to seek God, freedom to use self-determination to succeed or fail in the spiritual life, and freedom from anarchy and tyranny. We must have freedom for evangelism without government interference. We must have freedom for the believer to hear Bible teaching without government interference. We must have freedom to send missionaries to other nations.
e. Two categories of freedom exist in a client nation to God, when it is honoring the Lord.
(1) Establishment freedom of both believers and unbelievers based upon privacy and the right of self-determination, plus the sacredness of property and life.
(2) Spiritual freedom for believers only related to the perception and metabolization of Bible doctrine. Believers without reciprocal love for God have rejected the riches of glory from God.
f. The guardians of these freedoms are law enforcement and the national military.
2. Acts 17:26-27, “And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.” This statement answers the question, “Why does human history exist?”
3. All believers are under that law of volitional responsibility.
a. Bad decisions from a position of weakness are often related to the conversion of the outside pressures of adversity into the inside pressures of stress in the soul.
b. Stress in the soul is tantamount to sin nature control of the soul, which is the position of weakness held by so many believers.
c. Pre-occupation with people to the exclusion of Bible doctrine, personal love for God, and occupation with Christ results in volitional decisions which are harmful to the spiritual life.
d. This places great emphasis on the believer’s volitional pattern, which is injurious to the continuation of the client nation.
e. There is no harmonious rapport with God; therefore, no reciprocal love for God.
f. If the focus of your attention is a person, and the relationship is contrary to the protocol plan of God, then the object of your affection and attention will vacillate to affectation and no capacity for love. Eventually the object of your attention will redirect affection to another person and transfer response to you to someone else. This redirection of affection will be a part of the law of volitional responsibility, in which the believer sows to the wind and reaps the whirlwind, Hos 8:7.
g. The believer’s distraction from Bible doctrine because of people emphasis over God emphasis is the personal application of the law of volitional responsibility.
h. Under the law of volitional responsibility the believer must accept the consequences of his own bad decisions. The believer has used his own volition to create a vacuum in the soul, through which the inside pressure of stress overruns the heart, which is the command post of the soul, and puts it out of action.
i. The believer has no one to blame but himself. To blame anyone else will result in repression, denial, projection, garbage in the subconscious, a false perception of reality, and the never-ending failure to take the responsibility for your own decisions. We cannot blame the leaders in the nation, but can only blame ourselves.
j. When an accumulation of bad decisions in a client nation reach a peak or saturation point of national disorientation, the reality is national insanity, comparable to denial and projection and causes two things: the law of volitional responsibility brings disaster to the nation and the supreme court of heaven brings the fifth cycle of discipline to the nation.
k. Reality demands that we blame ourselves for failure as a nation.
l. Scripture related to the law of volitional responsibility.
(1) Prov 22:8, “He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of His wrath will be ready.”
(2) Gal 6:7, “Be not deceived; God cannot be mocked; Whatever a person sows this he will also reap.”
(3) Hos 8:7, “They who sow to the wind will reap the whirlwind.”
(4) Col 3:25, “He who does wrong will receive the consequences of that wrong, which he has done, and there is no partiality.”
(5) Prov 25:16, “If you find candy, eat just enough; too much of it and you will vomit.”

G. Magnetic Reciprocal Love.
1. God shares His magnetism with us.
2. Part of the spiritual life is parlaying the love of God for us in eternity past into love for God in time.
3. Love for God only comes through perception, metabolization, and application of doctrine. This is the power of reciprocity.
4. 1 Jn 4:16, “We have come to know and have believed the love, which God has for us. God is love. And the one who abides in [remains in association with] love and God abides in him.”
5. 1 Jn 4:19, “We love because He first loved us.”
6. God gave us the riches of glory -His love and His integrity.
7. Reciprocity is bringing together God’s love for us in eternity past with the fulfillment of the spiritual life. This is magnetism.

H. Magnetism and Resurrection.
1. Just as death is God’s victory, resurrection is even more so God’s victory. The believer has no control over his death or the time of the resurrection.
2. We have nothing to do with when the Rapture of the Church will occur. God does not leave the Rapture in our hands. It is not dependent upon us creating a better world. God is not looking for a better world, so He can return. God knows who is ruling the world, and He knows that He is the only person that can make the world better. The time of the Rapture is God’s decision, not our decision. We are mandated to live every day as unto the Lord, not everyday as unto the Rapture of the Church.
3. The strategic objective and the true meaning of reciprocity parlayed into strategic victory of the unique spiritual life of the Church Age is responding to the magnetism of God, which is reciprocity. Phil 4:19, “And my God will keep on fulfilling your every need on the basis of His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
a. Reciprocity is responding to the divine magnetism by executing the spiritual life. God begins fulfilling our needs the moment we are positive to the teaching of Bible doctrine.
b. This is not fulfilling your need, when you think you have a need, but this is fulfilling your need on a daily basis as you learn doctrine and enter into reciprocity. Your needs are fulfilled automatically as you become positive toward doctrine and continue to take in doctrine, and even more so as you begin to develop magnetism through reciprocity.
c. The greatest system of glory that has ever existed is the spiritual life of the Church Age.
d. Jesus Christ is the agent by which God fulfills our every need.
e. God never stops offering everything to the carnal believer the same things that He gives to the spiritual believer, but the carnal believer rejects it.
4. The resurrection is the Lord’s wise and perfect decision. It is not subject to man’s speculation or time table. The carnal and spiritual believers will both be involved in this resurrection. Both living and dead believers are involved in this resurrection. No distinction is made in resurrection. All believers get the same fair shake from God in resurrection.
5. 1 Cor 15:54-57 says that the victory in death is given to both the carnal and the spiritual believer. Both receive an interim life after death, while waiting for the resurrection in their first immortal body or interim body. Carnal believers will lose out on eternal blessings and rewards in resurrection body, but they share in the victory in death in interim body with the spiritual believer. The fair shake at death is that we all have an interim body until the resurrection takes place.