in the Divine
Standing in Christ
of the Body
Man – Right
1. God is Sovereign.
a. He calls into
that which never existed and makes it stand (Rom 4:17; Isa
b. He is the Maker
Controller of all Creation (Psa 119:90-91; Prov 16:4; Isa
c. He created the
angels, mankind, and animals.
2. The model of Creation is a pot created by
the Potter (Isa 29:16; 45:9; 64:8; Jer 18:6; Rom 9:21).
3. God allowed angels to sin and suffer the
which included falling into condemnation and eternal Judgment
Rev 12:9; Matt 25:41).
4. God is Light (1 Jn 1:5). His
is Light; His Son is the Light of the World (Jn 8:12; 9:5); and
live in the Light (Jn 12:36; Eph 5:8; Phil 2:15; 1 Thess 5:5).
5. Satan and his followers exist in the
of darkness called the Cosmic System (Acts 26:18; Eph 2:1, 2;
1 Jn 2:16). God is the source of Peace, and Satan is the
tribulation, chaos, confusion, and rebellion.
Standing in the Divine
God has created a sphere of protection for the believer from
System called the Divine
2. Residence in the
Dynasphere is standing, while falling into sin results in
the Cosmic System.
3. God is able to make
person stand or fall (Ps 1:1-6; Jer 49:19; Rom 14:4; Eph
4. The believer in the
Dynasphere stands in fellowship with God (1 Jn 1:7). He
The Filling of the Holy Spirit (Eph 5:18; 1 Jn 4:4).
All the power of God available to him (Eph 1:19, 20; Col 1:11;
1 Pet 1:5).
Spiritual freedom (Rom 8:2; Gal 5:1, 13; 1 Pet 2:16).
5. The person who sins
from the Grace of God into slavery to the Old Sin Nature (Rom
19; 2 Pet 2:19) and Satan (1 Tim 3:7; 6:9; 2 Tim 2:26).
3:14 Standing in Christ
1. The Church Age
the Divine Dynasphere stands in partnership with Christ.
2. The Greek u&povstasi"
(hupostasis), from (u&po,
(vstavsi", standing) = standing,
being, reality; instantiation (used for sediment falling
meaning depends upon what one is standing under, e.g. (ref. Heb
1:3, "essence," Heb 11:1, "realization").
Standing (hypostatic relationship) is the partnership of the
CAB with Christ,
the Head of the Body.
The standing in Christ is unique to the Church Age. It
Salvation with Positional Truth when the CAB is entered into
Christ. It continues for all eternity.
Holding fast to our standing means continuing to execute the
life by staying in the Divine Dynasphere (Heb 10:23).
3. "Stabilized" –
alignment of X, Y, Z, and Time axes.
4. "Until the end" –
to the end of our life.
For we have become
Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our standing,
1. Promotion and
Sovereign decisions of God (Psa 75:7; Dan 2:21; Phil 2:9-11; 1
to making a person stand, and demotion corresponds to making a
3. Promotion comes
waiting in the Divine Dynasphere (Psa 37:34).
Waiting may be accompanied by Divine Punishment or Testing (1
God promotes after the test is passed (Jas 4:6).
God promotes at the right time (1 Pet 5:6).
Giver of Grace
1. God gives Grace to the humble believer in
Dynasphere (Isa 66:2; Jas 4:6).
2. The believer in the DD has all his needs
through Grace (2 Cor 9:8; Phil 4:19).
3. Grace is the free gift of God. It
earned or deserved. Only what God does is acceptable to
The believer must orient to the Grace of God in order to live
the New Spiritual
life. Grace Orientation is symbolized by the Door of the
in the Tabernacle
4. Every aspect of the Christian life must
in Grace, even Spiritual Warfare and handling demon attacks (2
1. Just as sediment falls out, blessing or
may fall out from the hand of God (Deut 11:26).
a. Blessing is
for obeying the Lord's commandments (Deut 11:27).
b. Cursing is
for disobeying the Lord's commandments (Deut 11:28).
2. When David obeyed God, he received great
3. Those who disobey God are opposing Him
suffer the consequences of His wrath (Heb 10:29-31).
a. The reversionist
get the Divine punishment he deserves (Isa 3:11).
b. Judah received
cursing for idolatry (Isa 65:6-7; Jer 16:18).
c. Judah was
because of sins of rejecting Bible Doctrine (Ezek 11:21 22:31;
d. Tyre, Sidon, and
Philistia would receive the fallout of the wrath of God for
e. The Prostitute
will be repaid with double cursing and destruction in the
4. Under the principle of testing and
the good or the worthless falls out.
a. Testing (Ps
Prov 24:12; Eccl 3:18; Jer 17:10 32:19; Heb 12:7; Rev 2:23).
b. Assaying (Is
Jer 6:27-30; 9:7; Mal 3:3).
5. Threshing and winnowing separates the
from the chaff.
a. Threshing (Prov
Isa 21:10; 28:27; Jer 51:33)
b. Winnowing (Ruth
Job 21:18; Ps 1:4; 35:5; Jer 15:7; 51:2; Matt 3:12).
1. Sowing and reaping are the agricultural
of production. Under this analogy a person reaps what he
a. A person who
his Old Sin Nature by sinning will reap corruption, but a person
to the Spirit (faith in Christ) will reap Eternal Life (Gal
b. Those who
Good will reap their rewards if they do not grow weary and
2. Double Cursing
4:8 Double Cursing
a. Plowing iniquity
sorrow are temporal decisions under the Law of Volitional
b. Reaping sorrow
cursing of Divine discipline.
According to what I have
those who plow iniquity
And those who sow sorrow,
c. Double cursing is (1) cursing
under the Law of Divine Responsibility (what we do to ourselves)
and (2) Divine discipline from God.
3. Those who reject Bible Doctrine will eat
bad fruit they produce and be sated with their own devices (Prov
4. The reversionist earns deceptive wages,
the believer who sows Divine Righteousness will receive a true
5. Sowing iniquity
The one who sows iniquity (sin) reaps
this one the rod of God's wrath fully punishes him.
6. Under the Law of Double Discipline those
sow to the wind reap the whirlwind (ref. Hosea
8:7). The people of the Northern Kingdom of Israel
made bad decisions
to reject Bible Doctrine, practice idolatry, and negotiate peace
with their enemies. These bad decisions under the Law of
Responsibility were like sowing to the wind. After
their own bad decisions, God added Divine Punishment. They
by the Assyrians. They reaped the whirlwind.
7. The believer who sows Divine
reap God's Gracious Love (ref. Hos
10:12). Sowing Righteousness means making decisions
deeds based on God's Righteousness, X-axis alignment.
8. Those who cultivate reversionism will
and eat the fruit of lying (ref. Hos
a. Cultivation, or
reversionism refers to temporal decisions under Law of
is spiritual production that will bring Divine punishment.
c. Eating the fruit
of lying means reaping the result of a policy based upon the
lies of the
devil's world. The people did not trust the Lord with
but followed Satan's policy of evil.
9. Living the old life of sin after
like sowing sin from the OSN. It will result in spiritual
8:13). However, putting to death the sinful deeds of the
will result in Spiritual life (Filling of the Holy Spirit) and
to live the New Spiritual life in Christ.
10. A person will reap what he sows.
He who sows iniquity reaps
And the rod of His wrath
cannot be mocked" means God is watching and no one can
b. Under the Law of
Responsibility a person will reap the results of what he sows
11. Sowing to the flesh results in reaping
but sowing to the Spirit results in reaping Eternal Life.
Stop being deceived, God
be mocked; for whatever a person sows, that he will also
one who sows to his own flesh" is the one who sins and
one who sows to the Spirit" is the one who lives the
life in the Filling of the Holy Spirit. He will reap
and Eternal rewards.
12. Christians must avoid discouragement as
wait to reap.
For the one who sows to
flesh (OSN) shall from the flesh reap corruption, but the
one who sows
to the Spirit shall from the Spirit reap Eternal Life.
"Producing Divine Good"
from executing the Spiritual life. The Christian must not
and faint in his soul. Fainting means falling into emotional
subjectivity. Even if the testing is difficult, Eternal
those who persevere.
sow the fruit of Righteousness (ref. Jas
3:18). "The fruit of Righteousness" is Eternal
results from the Gospel that is given by the peacemaker.
resides in the Peace of the Divine Dynasphere and invites others
Peace through Reconciliation.
14. Those who produce Divine Good will reap
rewards, but those who produce evil will reap the wrath of God
Day (Rom 2:5-10).
Let us not become
producing Divine Good, for in due time we will reap if we do
1. The Church is founded upon the Rock of
cannot be overpowered by the gates of Hades.
16:18 Future Church Universal
a. Peter is the
(petros), meaning stone, boulder. Peter was a
He was originally called Simon (Jn 1:42).
b. "Rock" is the
(petra), meaning rock, used for a large, solid rock or
for the rock in which a tomb is hewn (Matt 27:60; Mk 15:46) or a
(Matt 7:24). "This rock" refers to Jesus Christ, the
founder of the
c. However, the pun
best appreciated in the original Aramaic, where the same word
(kepha) is used both times.
d. "Hades" (or
the fiery abode of departed unbelievers and fallen angels.
be replaced by the Lake of Fire (Matt 25:41; Rev 19:20; 20:10,
gates of Hades" refers to openings into Hades.
underworld will not be able to rise up and attack the Church
Church is protected by a Divine Dynasphere.
2. Body of Christ
a. Christ is the
and individual Church Age Believers are members of His Body (Rom
Eph 4:15-16; Col 1:18; 2:19).
b. The Body is
and individual members are called to serve in different
c. They are given
gifts to perform different functions (Rom 12:6-8; 1 Cor 7:7;
are called out for teaching and training individuals to
role in the Body (Eph 4:11-13).
And I also say to you that
are Peter (which means rock), and upon this rock I will
build My Church,
and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it.
1. Individual believer-priests of the Church
stones of a spiritual temple according to the building analogy.
2. Believer-priests draw near to Christ, the
a. Drawing near to
means coming into fellowship with Him.
b. Christ is called
"Living Stone" in the spiritual analogy of a building
a physical stone, He has Spiritual life.
c. Christ was
by men, who chose not to believe in Him.
d. But in the
of God, Christ was "choice" and "precious."
"Choice" – highest quality
"Precious" – great value. Precious stones are gem stones
like diamonds, rubies, etc.
Toward Whom (Christ)
are drawing near, Himself a Living Stone who was
rejected by men,
but in the sight of God choice and precious.
Peter 2:5 Holy Priesthood
stones" – individual believer-priests in the Church who
alive (with Eternal Life and the Filling of the Holy
living stones are spiritual.
up" refers to the calling out of the Holy Priesthood as
of individual believer-priests.
c. A "spiritual
house" is a temple, which corresponds to the Church,
priesthood" means set apart to God.
e. A priest
himself and others before God.
f. The priests
sacrifices," which include:
Faith, Hope, and Love; use of Spiritual gifts, prayer, praise;
execution of the Spiritual Life, Spiritual Warfare.
The life of the CAB is offered up to God (Phil 2:17; 2 Tim 4:6).
to God" – acceptable to the will of God and compatible
essence. This requires obedience to Bible Doctrine.
Jesus Christ" – all that we offer to God is through
with Salvation and continuing in the daily execution of the
following His example in Hypostatic Union and our standing in
Living stones forming a Spiritual temple indicates the spiritual
of believers are the building stones. The pressure points
spiritual body would thus be analogous to crystals or gem
You yourselves also as
are being built up a spiritual house to be a holy
offer up Spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through
Crystals of Spiritual Body
Christ the Cornerstone
Crown – Amethyst
Soul - Topaz, Citrine
Throat – Blue Chalcedony, Sodalite
Breast – Sapphire
Solar Plexus – Emerald
Womb – Carnelian
Genitals – Sardonyx
Feet – Milky Quartz
Peter 2:6 Christ the Cornerstone
a. This a quote from
in which the cornerstone of the Temple in Jerusalem symbolized
b. The cornerstone
a building symbolized the head, or most significant, stone in
The cornerstone was the reference point for the layout of the
rest of the
building. Since the cornerstone was the foundation stone
walls of the building, it must be perfectly shaped and able to
load without shifting, turning, or buckling. The laying of
cornerstone of a building was usually accompanied by a ceremony
included sacrifices and offerings to invoke Divine providence
for the prosperity
and protection of the building.
c. Jesus Christ is
by a cornerstone that corresponds to the Head of the Church.
d. Jesus Christ is
the Cornerstone of Jewish believers and brings both Jews and
together (Eph 2:13-20).
e. Those who
Christ will not be disappointed (Isa 28:16; Rom 5:5).
5. Rejected Stone
For it stands written in
"Behold I lay in Zion a
a choice and precious Cornerstone,
And the one who believes
will absolutely not be disappointed."
is the precious value bestowed on the cornerstone.
special, and this one has been afforded the highest honor and
The honor afforded to the cornerstone is recognized by
Those who disbelieve are like builders who reject the stone.
Jesus Christ was rejected like the stone (Matt 27:42; Mark
20:17; Acts 4:11).
of the corner" is a Hebraism (Ps
Jesus Christ became the Cornerstone – the symbolic Cornerstone
of the Old
and New Testament congregations of believers.
6. Stumbling Stone
This honor therefore is
who believe, but for those who disbelieve, "The Stone which
This has become the head
Lord is the stumbling stone and rock of offense (Isa 8:14; Luk
9:32; 1 Cor 1:23).
They stumble over Jesus Christ, the Cornerstone, because they
do not believe
His Word (Bible Doctrine).
They do not stand but stumble and fall into the Cosmic System.
They who stumble were destined for stumbling and falling and
going to destruction
(Ex 9:16; Rom 9:22; 1Th 5:9; 2Pe 2:3; Jude 1:4).
7. Royal Priesthood
"A stone of stumbling and
They stumble because they
to the Word, to which (stumbling) they were even
Peter 2:9 Royal Family of God
is a quote from Exodus 19:6 in the Septuagint. Here it
the Church, but it also applies to Israel in the
Millennium. In the
The Church will rule and reign with Jesus Christ, the King and
a Royal Priesthood.
Israel will be a Client Nation and serve the Lord Jesus
Christ, the King
on the Throne of David. Israel will have royal status
and a priesthood.
The Gentile nations will serve Israel, and Israel will be
administration of people on Earth. Israel will not enjoy
status than the Church.
Church Age Believers are a "chosen
the Royal Family of God. Jesus Christ is the King, and
is His Royal Family.
priesthood" means the Church has
priestly function (Rev 1:6; 5:10; Heb 11:40). Jesus
Christ is the
High Priest of the Church. Royalty is temporal and
Jesus Christ the King, and priest is Spiritual under Christ
the High Priest.
nation" means a people without
sin and consecrated
people for God's possession"
are purchased property from the slave market of sin (Eph 1:14)
valued property (Ex 19:5; Deut. 7:6).
CABs will be the Lord's possession at the Rapture (Col 3:4)
just as Israel
will be the Lord's possession at the Resurrection on the Day
of the Lord
(Second Advent) (Mal 3:17; Isa 43:21).
CAB's will stand in the Divine Dynasphere in the Light of God.
8. The Church is built
the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ as the
But you are a chosen
royal priesthood, a Holy nation, a people for God's
that you may declare the excellencies of Him who called you
out from darkness
into His marvelous Light.
2:19-20 Church Building Analogy
prophets taught the doctrine about the future Savior and His
work of Redemption.
The apostles provided the Church Age doctrine for the Church.
Cornerstone is the Greek a*krogwniai'o"
from (a!kro", extreme point) + (gwniva,
corner) = lying at the extreme corner; cornerstone or
Christ, the Cornerstone, holds the building together.
9. The Church is a
(Gentiles) are no longer strangers and aliens, but
you are fellow-citizens
of the saints and members of the Family of God.
20 Having been built on
of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Himself being the
2:21 Church Built Around the Lord
Church is analogous to a building built around Christ, the
together" is the Greek sunarmologevw,
(sunarmologeo) = fit or join together (Eph 4:16)
Can be used for joining together stones to construct a
as the masons do in Israel with irregular stones.
This indicates that the spiritual bodies of believers are
Stones joined together are analogous to the joints of human
which symbolize pastor-teachers (Eph 4:16; Col 2:19).
The Church is growing "into a
Refers to the Church in the spiritual realm.
Refers to the Church in the Heavenly Jerusalem (Gal 4:26; 2 Ti
4:18; Heb 12:22-23; 13:10-14),
the sphere of the Lord" means the
grows in relation to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Cornerstone.
Thus, the Temple, or building, corresponds to the Body in the
Body of Christ
analogy. The Head and the Body correspond to the
the Temple (or building).
10. God dwells in the
In Whom (Christ)
building (Church), being joined together under
is growing into a Holy temple in the sphere of the Lord.
2:22 Dwelling Place of God
dwelling place of God in the sphere of the Spirit"
– God will dwell in the Church in the sphere of the Holy
Not only are individual members of the Church indwelt by the
they are collectively members of a Temple that is built around
the Cornerstone, and indwelt by the Holy Spirit for the
indwelling of God.
God the Father lives in the Spiritual house (Temple) with His
In Whom (the Lord)
are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the
of the Body
1. Spiritual growth comes through the
of Bible Doctrine taught by the local pastor-teacher.
4:15 Spiritual Growth
a. The local
communicates truth (Bible Doctrine) to the local congregation.
the sphere of Love" refers to reciprocal Love for
may grow up in Him in all things" – refers to Spiritual
"In Him" means the believer-priest
is in the Body, which is in union with the Head, who is Christ.
In contrast is a person under the influence of the Cosmic
"All things" refers to growing up
in all aspects of the Spiritual life, including Faith, Hope, and
2. Body of Christ
But communicating the
Doctrine) in the sphere of Divine Love, we may grow up
in Him in all
things, who is the Head, Christ.
4:16 Body of Christ
Whom" is ablative of source, meaning "from the source
The Head directs the entire Body (the Church).
integrated" – this is union with Christ of all local
united" – this is the harmonious rapport of the Body in
to the Head.
every joint of supply" – joints symbolize
The pastor supplies nourishment to the local congregation.
to the proper function of each individual part" –
refers to the
proper and proportionate function of the parts of the Body which
integrated into the whole.
each individual part" – these are the local
congregations and individual
growth of the Body" – refers to Spiritual growth and
in the edification of itself" - Edification refers to
Complex of the Soul. The ECS is built from
the sphere of Divine Love" – this is the Love
relationship of Christ
and the Church (Eph 5:25-26).
From Whom (Christ the
the whole Body, being integrated and united through every
joint of supply,
according to the proper function of each individual part,
of the Body resulting in the edification of itself in the
sphere of Divine
1. The local church consists of a pastor and
of believers who assemble for the purpose of worshipping God
communication of Bible Doctrine.
a. The pastor as
shepherd teaches the congregation Bible Doctrine in order to
(Eph 4:11-13; 1 Pet 5:2-4).
b. The congregation
for the purpose of worship and being taught Bible Doctrine (Heb
2. The local church with the pastor as the
and the congregation as the body symbolizes the overall Church,
of Christ, with Christ as the Head and Church Age Believers as
(Rom 12:5; Eph 4:12; Col 1:18, 24).
a. The joints of
body symbolize the pastors and the parts of the body that
the joints symbolize the local congregations (Eph 4:16).
b. Individual local
throughout the history of the Church Age comprise the Body of
3. The Lord as the High Priest appoints
administrators, and members of local churches for His purpose (1
a. The Lord selects
location of the churches, names them personally, supports, and
them in the Divine Dynasphere.
b. The Lord
gifts to support the church and serve others (Rom 12:6-8; 1 Cor
1 Pet 4:10).
4. Individual believers are the salt of the
and local churches are the pillars of support for the Client
5:13; 1 Tim 3:15).
a. As goes the
so goes the nation (Lev 26).
support historical blessing (Deut 11:27).
national cursing (Deut 11:28; Hos 4:6).
5. The congregation in fellowship with God
Divine Dynasphere should have Divine Love, unity, peace, and
Christ (Col 3:14-15).
a. The congregation
be full of doctrine and songs of praise (Col 3:16).
b. The congregation
be full of thanksgiving (Col 3:17).
6. Sin and carnality in local churches cause
to fall out of the Divine Dynasphere into the Cosmic System.
a. Such local
are not serving God but sin (Jude 1:16, 18).
b. Sin may cause
ambition, strife and divisions, and quarrels (1 Cor 1:10-12;
c. Sin may cause
(1 Cor 14:33).
d. To avoid
in women in the church, they were commanded to keep silent in
7. Local churches are attacked by Satan
false teachers, antichrists, and Jezebel (2 Cor 11:3-4, 13; 1
1 Jn 2:18, 22; 4:1-3; 2 Jn 7; 2 Pet 2:1-3, 14; Jude 1:16; Rev
as we are "one Body" in Christ (Rom 12:5), Right Man and Right
are one body (Gen 2:24; Eph 5:31). Their two bodies are
into one body by the genitals in sex.
2. The Right Man and Right Woman are a
system and a team. God created them for each other, and
inseparably united until death (ref. 1
a. Because Right
Right Woman are a system, they cannot be separated.
b. If one is
c. If one is
both are sanctified (1 Cor 7:14).
d. They have
over each other's bodies (1 Cor 7:4).
3. The Right Woman is sanctified by Right
Cor 6:14-17; ref. Eph
4. Thus, the Right Man – Right Woman system
the intimate spiritual connections that are possible for two
a Divinely ordained system.
1. Blessing or cursing of Divine
to standing or falling, is based upon the Sovereign decision of
2. Nations rise and fall through the Cycles
National Blessing and Cursing
based on the Sovereign decision of God.
3. Family is another Divine Institution that
be blessed or cursed in relation to the nation and the Church.
4. Within a nation the Military and Civilian
may be blessed or cursed.
1. Under the Mosaic Law if you saw the
donkey of one
who hated you lying helpless under its load, you were required
the donkey and release him from his load (Ex 23:5).
2. Moses complained to the Lord about having
bear the burden of the people of Israel, who were stubborn and
(Num 11:11, 12). He also complained to the people and
they select leaders to help govern themselves (Deut 1:12, 13).
3. In Isaiah's day the people wondered why
was not answering their prayers when they fasted.
The Lord's answer was that when they fasted they
to seek their own pleasure and oppress their workers. How
expect the Lord to deliver them when they were oppressing
4. Fasting should be accompanied by turning
from reversionism and freeing the oppressed.
Why have we fasted and You
see? Why have we humbled our soul and You do not
on the day of your fast you seek your own pleasure, and you
58:6 Z-Axis Alignment - Freedom
The Lord explained the purpose of fasting was:
- To "loose
the bonds of wickedness" – to free people from evil.
- To break the yokes of
- To let the oppressed go
5. Jesus healed the sick and cast out demons
free those who were oppressed (Matt 8:16). This was to
prophecy of Isaiah (Isa 53:4; Matt 8:17).
6. Jesus accused the Jewish legal scholars
Mosaic Law of weighing men down with burdens hard to bear while
touch the burdens with one of their fingers (Lk 11:46).
burdens from having to keep legalistic interpretations of the
7. Mature believers should help weaker
who are positive. (Gal 6:1-2 1Th 5:14).
Is this not a fast that I
To loose the bonds of wickedness, to unfasten the bands of
the yoke, to
let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?
who are strong" refers to mature believers (2 Tim 2:1).
of those without strength means helping weaker believers.
include helping them Rebound, helping with hang-ups and
false teachers. It includes putting up with their
not being judgmental or trying to straighten them out
is a Spiritual relationship that includes comfort,
encouragement, and intercessory
d. "Bearing weaknesses"
dealing with Biorhythm relationships
with the weak person (offsets of 90, 180, and 270
corresponds to the valley of the 23-day cycle.
8. Providing what is Good for edification.
Now we who are strong
bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just
a. "Good" refers to
b. What we do to
our neighbor should be Divine Good. We should be engaged
Good production toward our neighbor so that he will be edified.
9. Christ helped others and bore their
Let each of us strive to
his neighbor in respect to what is Good for edification.
did not please Himself." He was engaged in
– includes antagonisms from sin and evil (Psa 42:9-10);
rejection of the
Cornerstone (1 Pet 2:7), stumbling stone (1 Pet 2:8);
persecution (Jn 15:20;
1 Cor 4:12); insults (Matt 5:11; 2 Cor 12:10).
c. Jesus Christ
from those who were negative to God the Father (Ps 69:9).
d. Christians (like
throughout history) can expect to bear the same reproach from
are negative to God and the Lord Jesus Christ (Ps 22:6; 69:9,
Isa 14:11; Mt 10:25; Jn 15:24).
10. Comfort comes from Scripture.
For even Christ did not
Himself; but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who
You fell on Me."
a. Scripture is the
of God (1 Cor 9:10; 10:11). It was written in earlier
Testament) for our instruction in the Church Age. It is
refers to enduring suffering.
in dealing with the pressures of the world comes from the
(hope) is Spiritual
(Heb 10:35,36; 1Pe 1:13).
11. Harmonious and Spiritual Rapport.
For whatever was written
times was written for our instruction, in order that through
and through comfort from the Scriptures we might have
a. God provides
and comfort in the face of suffering and reproach. He
the same thing with one another" – refers to harmonious
to Christ Jesus" – refers to Spiritual rapport with
12. Harmonious rapport with other
in glorifying God comes from believing the same true doctrine.
Now may the God who gives
and comfort grant you to be thinking the same thing with one
to Christ Jesus,
13. Accepting others.
in order that with one
may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord
one another" – means to accept a love relationship with
Christians should have Divine Love.
b. This may require
Love and putting up with weaknesses and shortcomings of the
as Christ also accepted us" – refers to Salvation.
the glory of God" also means "for
of God." God was glorified when Christ accepted
us at Salvation.
14. Helping others Rebound.
Therefore, accept one
just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.
a. A person caught
in a trespass
is a person in sin. He is in the Cosmic System enslaved to
b. A person who is
is one who is filled with the Holy Spirit.
c. A person who is
with the Holy Spirit can help a person Rebound.
However, this must be done with "humility," which means
and operating under God's authority – not being arrogant or
Intercessory prayer is also in order (1 Jn 5:16).
d. Care must be
when dealing with a sinner to avoid the temptation to sin.
The sinner is a slave to the Cosmic System and a source of
He can be a snare and a trap (Josh 23:13; Job 18:9; Ps 69:22;
Eccl 9:12; Rom 11:9).
The sinner is a magnet for Satan and demons.
The sinner is in the Cosmic System enslaved to Satan and demons.
Any relationship with another person is a relationship with his
angels or demons.
15. Bear one another's burdens.
Brethren, even if a person
in any trespass, you who are Spiritual, restore such a one
in a spirit
of humility; looking out for yourself, lest you also be
a. Bearing one
is a metaphor for team work and helping another with his load.
b. A person
or weighted down with sin, needs help, e.g. intercessory prayer
and needs to Rebound.
c. The Disciples of
had a burden of "heavy eyes" that made them fall asleep (Matt
Their sleepiness was due to pressure from the Cosmic System and
d. There are many
of burdens due to roles and responsibilities in Divine
Marriage, Family, Church, Nation. Burdens also come from
worry, and involvement in the Cosmic System. Burdens are
with people or Biorhythm relationships,
animals, the environment, or weather,
e. Bearing burdens
a Spiritual relationship that includes comfort, encouragement,
prayer (1 Jn 5:16), and Spiritual Warfare.
f. A person
or weighted down with sin, needs help, e.g. intercessory prayer
and needs to Rebound.
g. Help must be
in the Divine
by means of Grace Orientation. This excludes counseling,
and violating privacy.
Law of Christ" is the Royal Law (Jn 15:12; Jas 2:8 1Jn
He bore our sins (Isa 53:5-6; Rom 4:25; 1 Cor 15:3; 1 Pet
If you Love your neighbor, you will help him.
16. Avoid the arrogance skills.
Bear one another's
thus fulfill the law of Christ.
a. Arrogance is
b. Bearing one
burdens cannot be done by using the arrogance skills.
Grace Orientation are required.
17. Each person must examine his own work –
his own business (Gal 6:4).
a. A person's work
the burden that he carries.
b. If a person gets
or worries about his work, he has fallen into sin.
18. Individual Responsibility.
For if anyone assumes he
when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
6:5 Individual Responsibility
– the weight of deeds, work, and actions assigned to a person.
b. Burdens are
stresses, strains, and constraints.
c. Burdens may
the Spiritual life along any axis.
X-axis: right, wrong, truth, lies, doctrine, apostasy.
Y-axis: light, love, friendship.
Z-axis: authority, standing, hope.
Time-axis: patience, speed, rhythm, movement,
d. Burdens may
Capacity for Life, Love, Righteousness.
e. Burdens may
and weaken the pressure points.
f. Burdens may be
to personal problems or outside influence.
g. The Galatians
caused by false teachers (antichrists).
h. Bearing his
refers to doing one's own work and accepting responsibility for
and actions. Each one is accountable to God (Rom 14:12; 1
19. The Lord bears our burdens, protects,
provides, and helps our weaknesses (Ps 16:8; 27:14; 37:5, 24;
55:22; 62:2, 6, 8 63:8; 121:3;; Isa 50:10 1 Sam 2:9; Mt
Lu 12:22; Rom 8:16; Phil 4:6-7; 1 Pet 1:5; 5:7), raises up (Ps
and sustains the fallen (Ps 145:14; 147:6).
For each one will bear his
1. Stalling may occur when a burden is too
the path is blocked, as was the case with Balaam's donkey (Num
Job 3:23; 19:8; Lam 3:7-9; Lu 19:43; Hos 2:6).
2. Stalling may include passing out or
asleep (Matt 26:40-45), not understanding, or falling into a
state of confusion.
3. Just as not eating makes a person weak,
to complete the metabolization process leads to stalling.
a. Just as a person
on the right foot (spiritual) and then the left (temporal),
requires learning Bible Doctrine (right foot) and applying it
b. Stalling may
from not learning doctrine or not applying it.
4. The Lord will not place on us more than
Corinthians 10:13 Testing
Testing has not overtaken
such as is common to mankind; moreover, God is faithful, who
will not allow
you to be tested beyond what you are able, but will with the
provide a way of escape that you may be able to endure it.
1. Standing at the Rapture (1 Jn 2:28; Jude 1:24)
2. Standing at the Evaluation Throne (Rom
3. Standing at the Second Advent (Mal 3:2;
4. Standing in Heaven (Rev 7:9), before the
in His presence (Lk 1:19; Rev 8:2).
attacks people to get them to fall into sin, keep them
and become his slaves.
2. Satan is allowed to attack believers who
in the Divine Dynasphere (Job 1:8; 2:3).
3. Satan employs devious schemes to lure
into his snare.
a. Satan convinces
b. Satan tempts,
pressures, deceives, accuses, lies, fights (Dan 10:13, 20; 1 Pet
c. Satan enslaves
controls (1 Tim 2:26) – becomes lord (Matt 12:24), master, god
2 Cor 4:4; Rev 13:4) over his subjects.
d. He pretends to
(2 Cor 11:14), is a false teacher (2 Cor 11:13, 15; 2 Pet 2:1;
and sponsors religion (1 Cor 12:2; Gal 1:8; Rev 2:14).
1. Larry Wood. The
Divine Dynasphere, Aug. 31, 2015.
2. Larry Wood. "Dealing
with Demons in Grace," Oct. 31, 2015
Author: Larry Wood, Released
2015 - Revised Jan. 3, 2018