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Doctrine of Spiritual Metabolism

July 23, 2010

The Doctrine of Spiritual Metabolism.
Point 1. Definition.
a. Metabolism = the system of physical and chemical processes occurring within a living cell or organism that are necessary for the maintenance of life.
b. In metabolism some substances are broken down to yield energy for vital processes while other substances, necessary for life, are produced.
1CO 7:35 And this I say for your own benefit; not to put a restraint upon you, but to promote what is seemly, and {to secure} undistracted devotion to the Lord.

c. Metabolism = the chemical changes in the living cells by which energy is provided for vital processes and activities
Through spiritual metabolism of spiritual food doctrine is assimilated to revive an individual with spiritual energy, PSA 119:50; This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me… PSA 119:107; I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word…PSA 119:93; I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.

d. Metabolism = the intake and the absorption of food, plus the process of respiration by which oxygen is made available to the tissues for the multiple chemical transformations needed for the physical body to function properly.
1. Anabolism – anabole = the process of building up.
2. Catabolism – katabole = the process of tearing down.
Anabolism, the building up process, is the doctrine which provides momentum in our spiritual lives.

The principle of edification = the building up of a structure in your soul, ACT 9:31; Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.
1CO 14:4; He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.
1PE 2:5; Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
EPH 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
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In spiritual metabolism, Bible doctrine builds us up and that is the process of anabolism.
Catabolism = the tearing down process in metabolism and sometimes doctrine tears our flesh up and provides discernment and the destruction of human viewpoint in our lives.
GAL 4:16 Have I therefore become your enemy by telling you the truth?
PRO 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
a. Metabolism of air.
Air is carried into the body through inhale.
In the metabolism of air, oxygen is taken from the air and entered into the bloodstream, while carbon dioxide is exhaled.
This occurs even while you sleep, because you have an involuntary respiratory center where carbon dioxide builds up in the blood and pulls the trigger causing you to gasp for air.
Whether in the natural realm or the spiritual realm, this is all courtesy of the grace of God, for there is no talent, ability or credit on the part of man to manufacture this function.
GEN 2:7 Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
GEN 25:8 And Abraham breathed his last and died in a ripe old age,
GEN 35:29 And Isaac breathed his last and died,
Just like metabolism functions in the natural realm, so in the spiritual realm, in perception, metabolization and application of Bible doctrine, faith is a non-meritorious system of perception.

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2TI 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
EPH 4:23 and that you be renewed by means of the breathing of your soul – pneumati tou noos = pneuvmati tou nooV”
With natural metabolism, when a person takes in a deep breath, he possibly inhales as much as 300 ccs of air. With maximum effort, he can exhale about 150 ccs, or half that. What remains in his lungs is called residual oxygen, analogous to the metabolized air.
In the spiritual analogy, there is always a certain amount of doctrine you hear that is not immediately metabolized at the time you hear it.
The metabolism of air is analogous to the enabling power of God the Holy Spirit inside the PPOG, metabolizing doctrine.
Just as the Holy Spirit metabolized gnosis gospel, so He metabolizes gnosis doctrine you learn.
Perception of doctrine is the function of the believer in his own mentality with the help of His mentor God the Holy Spirit, but the metabolizing of that doctrine is the function of the enabling power of the Holy Spirit.
Grace is involved in both air and food metabolism just as grace is involved in spiritual metabolism.
.Oxygen and other gases reside in stable form in the atmosphere around us, which is analogous to logistical and undeserved grace.

The Doctrine of Spiritual Metabolism.
Point 1. Definition.

a. Metabolism = the system of physical and chemical processes occurring within a living cell or organism that are necessary for the maintenance of life.
Without spiritual metabolism, there is no spiritual life or spiritual energy.
HEB 4:12 For the word of God is living and active
b. In metabolism some substances are broken down to yield energy for vital processes while other substances, necessary for life, are produced.
ACT 20:32 “And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up.”
2TI 4:2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.
c. Metabolism = the chemical changes in the living cells by which energy is provided for vital processes and activities.
Through spiritual metabolism of spiritual food doctrine is assimilated to revive an individual with spiritual energy.
PSA 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction, That Thy word has revived me.
PSA 119:107 I am exceedingly afflicted; Revive me, O Lord, according to Thy word.
PSA 119:93 I will never forget Thy precepts, For by them Thou hast revived me.
d. Metabolism = the intake and the absorption of food, plus the process of respiration by which oxygen is made available to the tissues for the multiple chemical transformations needed for the physical body to function properly.
JER 15:16 Thy words were found and I ate them, And Thy words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Thy name, O Lord God of hosts.
The food on the table must be eaten and metabolized to sustain life and create energy.
1. The greatest doctrinal message in the world from any pastor is no guarantee of spiritual growth; it is merely the first phase in bringing the believer up to the point of metabolized doctrine.
2. Food on the table in itself is not energy.
The key to your physical energy is metabolism.
3. A good message from a pastor-teacher does not produce spiritual growth; it does you no good until it is metabolized by God the Holy Spirit.
4. Metabolized doctrine is a matter between you and the Holy Spirit.
5. God provides in logistical grace everything you need to assimilate doctrine: life, a local church, a pastor-teacher, the enabling power of the Holy Spirit, the PPOG.
6. God’s grace provision of the human spirit makes possible the understanding of that doctrine and sets up a spiritual I.Q. to prepare you for spiritual metabolism.
7. Spiritual metabolism is the Holy Spirit converting gnosis doctrine into epignosis doctrine.

The Doctrine of Spiritual Metabolism. Point 1. Definition.
a. Metabolism = the system of physical and chemical processes occurring within a living cell or organism that are necessary for the maintenance of life.
HEB 4:12 For the word of God is living and active
Without spiritual metabolism, there is no spiritual life or spiritual energy.
a. Metabolism = the system of physical and chemical processes occurring within a living cell or organism that are necessary for the maintenance of life.
b. In metabolism some substances are broken down to yield energy for vital processes while other substances, necessary for life, are produced.
ACT 20:32 “And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up.”
HEB 5:11 Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.
c. Metabolism = the chemical changes in the living cells by which energy is provided for vital processes and activities.
PSA 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction, That Thy word has revived me.
PSA 119:107 I am exceedingly afflicted; Revive me, O Lord, according to Thy word.
PSA 119:93 I will never forget Thy precepts, For by them Thou hast revived me.
d. Metabolism = the intake and the absorption of food, plus the process of respiration by which oxygen is made available to the tissues for the multiple chemical transformations needed for the physical body to function properly.
1. Anabolism – anabole = the process of building up.
2CO 10:8 For even if I should boast somewhat further about our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I shall not be put to shame,
2. Catabolism – katabole = the process of tearing down.
2TI 4:2 preach the word; be ready in season {and} out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.
Metabolism as a medical term includes all the body processes by which matter, either organic or inorganic, is utilized for growth, repair, and maintenance.
2PE 3:18 but grow by means of the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
PSA 19:7 The doctrine of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;
PSA 40:11 Thy lovingkindness and Thy truth will continually preserve me.
The metabolic processes by which oxygen is supplied to the neurons of the brain is how you think.