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Weekly Bible Study – June 20, 2016

Doctrine of Election. Part 8.
The Winner and the Loser believer when it comes to Election.



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Prepare yourself for learning the Word of God!

Before we begin, if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ (that is; you have believed [trusted] in Him for His promised gift of eternal life), it is important to prepare yourself to learn God's Word so take a moment to name, cite or acknowledge (confess) your sins privately to God (i.e.; with your thoughts directed only to God the Father).

1 John 1:9 says: "If we confess our sins, He (God) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins (known sins) and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness [unknown or forgotten sins]." NKJV (New King James Version) [italics added]; we call this REBOUND, read the full doctrine as to “why” we need to use 1 John 1:9 to grow spiritually. REBOUND

If you have never personally believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior (that is, believed in Him for eternal life), the issue for you is not to name your sins; the issue for you is to have faith alone in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life:

John 6:47 says: "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me (Jesus Christ) has everlasting life." NKJV [italics added]

Notice again what Jesus said in John 6:47: "…he who believes in Me (Jesus Christ) has everlasting life." It doesn't say, "will have"; it says, "has." Therefore, the very moment you believe in Jesus Christ for His promise of everlasting life, you have it (it's really just that simple; nothing more and nothing less), and it can never be taken away from you (John 10:28-29). Furthermore, the gift (Ephesians 2:8c) of everlasting life (also called eternal life in scripture) is available to every human being; there are absolutely no exceptions.

John 3:14-18 says: "14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." NKJV

Let us now bow our hearts and take a moment to prepare for worship and learning God's Word. If there is any known sin in your life, this is the time to just cite it privately to God the Father with your thoughts directed towards Him. With your head bowed and your eyes closed, you have total privacy in your mind and soul:

Study to show yourself approved to God!


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Doctrine of Election. Part 8.
The Winner and the Loser believer when it comes to Election.

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PPOG = Predesigned Plan of God
Human Good = Evil + Good Deeds while not in fellowship with God
OSN = Old Sin Nature
TLJC = The Lord Jesus Christ
SSE = Spiritual Self Esteem
PVTD = Positive Volition Towards Doctrine
+H - The Happiness of God
NVTD = Negative Volition Towards Doctrine
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Doctrine of Election. Part 8.
The Winner and the Loser believer when it comes to Election..

Point 1 which was our definition.

Election is the expression of the sovereign will of God in eternity past before the universe existed and before mankind lived on the earth.

Point 2 dealt with the fact that there have only been three elections in history.

a. Israel under the ritual plan of God.
b. Christ under the incarnation plan of God.
c. The church under the pre-designed plan of God.

Point 3 dealt with the election of Israel.

The election of Israel, as with all elections, applies only to those who have personally believed in Jesus Christ. This is why the Bible says that ROM 9:6, For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel.

Point 4. The Unique Election of history: the Lord Jesus Christ.

JOH 3:16, For God so loved the world, that He gave His uniquely born Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

Point 5. The election of the Church.

ROM 8:33, Who will bring a charge against Gods elect? God is the one who justifies;

Point 6. Election and the believers escrow account.

Point 7. Election is related to also the Winner and the Loser believer.

The Christian loser is defined as the Church-age believer in Jesus Christ who, through negative volition toward Bible doctrine, has failed to execute the Pre-Designed Plan of God (PPOG) for the Church-age. However, for whatever the reason, at this time he does not fulfill Gods plan for His life after salvation. So that its important to note that the loser does not lose his salvation; he only loses his escrow blessings for time and for all eternity. This is registered and backed-up by 1CO 3:15, If any man’s work is burned up, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as through fire.

Look at REV 3:18 for those of you who do not believe in loser believers: The apostle John wrote what our Lord said to him when he said in verse 18: I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire, that you may become rich, and {BUY} white garments, that you may clothe yourself, so that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and [buy] eye salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.

The Christian loser fails to use power options (the filling of the Spirit and metabolization of doctrine) that have been made available. The loser is the believer in Jesus Christ who has wrong priorities and spends his life in the cosmic system. The loser has a right Pastor, but because of cosmic involvement, he never sees his right pastor, or he only visits occasionally.

The same thing is true with the right man-right woman relationship, because many individuals ignore the divine signals which God gives so they miss out on having God’s highest and best in a relationship. No discernment in those areas means no recognition of the divine signals. This is especially true in the right man-right woman recognition as well as the right pastor -right congregation recognition, and in some cases even both! In many cases, the loser finds his right Pastor but rejects him, or accepts him but gets distracted. Rejection of ones right Pastor is tantamount to rejection of the mystery doctrine of the Church-age especially the doctrine of Election.

However, its important to note that even the loser continues to receive logistical grace support and blessing. The loser has equal privilege and equal opportunity to execute the PPOG with all believers who become winners. But, instead of becoming an invisible hero, the loser is bored, dissatisfied, preoccupied with self, arrogant, frustrated, distracted, unstable, and unable to utilize the ten problem solving devices. Therefore, the loser provides cursing by association which has adverse historical repercussions in the client nation. Cursing by association means the family is cursed, social life is cursed, your job, the church, the city, state and finally even the client nation is under a curse.

The Christian loser is called:

1. The carnal believer, ROM 8:7; 1CO 3:1-3.
2. Prisoner to the law of sin, ROM 7:23.
3. A wretched believer, ROM 7:24.
4. Grieving the Holy Spirit, EPH 4:30.
5. Quenching the Spirit, 1TH 5:19.
6. The enemy of the Cross, PHI 3:18.
7. The enemy of God, JAM 4:4.
8. The flawed believer, JAM 1:23-24.
9. The psycho believer or double minded, JAM 4:8.

This is manifest in the great number of believers who become psychotic. The bottom line is that these type of believers are implacable, impossible to satisfy! They are usually critical, judgmental, negative, gossipers, malingers, fault finders, That’s why we are told in ROM 16:17-18, Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

JUD 1:16, These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.

The Christian loser has the option of rebound, which means restoration to fellowship with God, recovery of the filling of the Spirit, and the continuation of the spiritual life. He is described in GAL 5:4 as drifting off course from grace. However, please notice in Gal 5, where the context of the phrase fallen from grace or drifting off course from grace comes from. GAL 5:1-4, It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery [legalism]. Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you. And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law. You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from or drifted off course from grace.

Notice in this context that fallen from grace has to do with going back under the law, not some form of immorality! It has to do with going back into legalism!

The loser is also described in HEB 12:15 as coming short of the grace of God. And in that passage it has to do with judging and becoming very bitter toward others.

HEB 12:15, See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;

The Loser believer is described as the tormented soul of 2PE 2:7 8. And in that passage it is because of compromise with the immoral crowd. 2PE 2:7-8, and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day with their lawless deeds),

The Loser believer is described as the lukewarm believer of REV 3:15 16. This is the believer who is passive and indifferent toward the things of God. REV 3:15-16, I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I would that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.

The Loser believer is described as the shipwrecked believer of 1TI 1:19, Having doctrine and a good conscience, which some believers have pushed aside, concerning which doctrine they have become shipwrecked. In this context the shipwrecked believer is the one who listened to gossip and slander and ended up shipwrecked from the faith.

The Loser believer is described as being under the body of death in ROM 7:24 25, Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin.

The escrow blessings of the loser will remain on deposit forever as a memorial to his failure to utilize the unique assets of the Church-age, to fulfill the will, plan, and purpose of God between his salvation and his departure from this life, whether by death or resurrection. And while he cannot lose his salvation, the loser spends his life on earth in a state of misery, resulting in two categories of punitive suffering.

1. The misery he brings on himself, i.e., self induced or volitional misery.

2. Divine discipline in three categories: warning discipline, intensive discipline, and dying discipline.

So, logistical grace extends equal opportunity to every believer, beginning on the day of his salvation, to receive his escrow blessings. Every believer is kept alive by logistical grace long enough so that he could become a winner. Therefore, every loser is a loser by his own decisions. Every believer must take the responsibility for his own decisions in eternity future. Some believers exploit the equal opportunity of election and predestination and fulfill the PPOG in time. Losers do not. At the judgment seat of Christ, they become double losers.

Time provides the opportunity for the obligee to attain Gods highest and best under election, i.e., under the deposit of the obligor in eternity past. The fulfillment of the PPOG in time leads to a rich entrance into the eternal kingdom. This dramatizes the importance of life inside the PPOG under the enabling power of the Holy Spirit and the consistent perception of doctrine and its spiritual metabolism.

The fulfillment of the PPOG in time leads to a rich entrance into the eternal kingdom. This dramatizes the importance of life inside the PPOG under the enabling power of the Holy Spirit and the consistent perception of doctrine and its spiritual metabolism. Nothing dramatizes the PPOG more than the spiritual blessings held in the eternal escrow.

What brings your blessings out of escrow? Staying in the PPOG; quickly rebound to get back in after sinning. Remaining under the enabling power of the Holy Spirit. Metabolizing and applying the doctrine you learn.

How will you know when you’re in spiritual maturity? You will recognize your spiritual blessings! Your escrow blessings are actually a conveyance from the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ, the depositary, to the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ in you by virtue of your union with Him. The purpose of this escrow account in eternity past even before the believer was elected is two-fold:

1. The conveyance and the transfer of certain blessings in time known as temporal blessings and super blessings.

2. The conveyance and the transfer of certain blessings in eternity known as eternal blessings, rewards, decorations and privileges.

All of which are above and beyond the resurrected body for winners. Now, Im not saying that being poor in heaven is bad, I’m saying that what you will be in contrast to what winners have will be like poor to rich! I don't know what it means to be poor in Heaven, but I'd rather encourage being rich! When it comes to the spiritual life there is no excuse for anyone! If you are spiritually poor it's all upon your own shoulders. Under election, God wills the highest and best for you, you've heard a thousand times, but you can dispute it! Logistical grace blessings are nothing compared to the fantastic blessings held in the escrow account. So, election connotes the grace work of God the Father on your behalf in eternity past.

The following link is to a good news message describing how one can receive eternal life:
Ticket to Heaven, it was written for anyone not absolutely certain about their eternal future.

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