Thursday, May 18, 2017

Internet Church Service – May 21, 2017

The Doctrine of Heaven. Part 12.
More Heavenly privileges from the Tree of Life.


Please join us as we fellowship in the Word of God, listen to
Christian Music, Pray in Christ’s Name and Praise the Lord
in our Hearts and Minds.


from - Romans 8:38-39

Hymn #1

Hymn #2

Preparing yourself for the study of God’s Word

Before we begin , if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ (that is— you have trusted in Him for eternal life), it is important to prepare yourself to take-in God’s Word or participating in a Communion Service, so take a moment to name, cite or acknowledge your sins privately directly to God the Father. This will assure that you are in fellowship with God the Father and the Holy Spirit’s convicting ministry, also called the convincing ministry will then be able to teach you as the Holy Spirit is the real teacher and the pastor’s message is the vehicle the Holy Spirit uses to convince you what you are learning is true or not.

1 John 1:9 says—“If we confess [simply name, cite or acknowledge to God the Father] our sins [known sins], He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins [known sins] and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness [all unknown and forgotten sins].” NKJV (New King James Version)

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 to God; the issue for you is to believe by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life and you will be saved the very second you believe in Him:

John 6:47 says: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me [Jesus Christ] has everlasting life.” NKJV

Notice again what John 6:47 says, “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 Jesus Christ’s promise of everlasting life, you have it (it’s really just that simple), and it can never be lost or taken away from you (John 10:28-29). Furthermore, the gift 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: “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 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. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 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 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:

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Unlike the bible study, these notes are not just for reading without watching the video. These notes are more designed to follow along during the sermon and to bring up the “hover pop-up scripture references” (some websites may require to left click the link, if that doesn’t work then look them up in your Bible) when the Pastor asks everyone to turn to that passage in their bibles.

The Doctrine of Heaven. Part 12.
More Heavenly privileges from the Tree of Life.

1. Every tree being desirable to the sight is the first category which is designed for the prosperity of the soul.

2. The Second category of trees was the category called “good for food”.

3. The third category: the Tree of Life.

4. Category four is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

God in His grace has provided for us our own Garden of Eden which I call the PPOG, a perfect spiritual environment in this life.

After the fall, the purpose for the creation of man could only be perpetuated by cutting man off from the Tree of Life and providing a new

Tree of Life: the cross, 1Pe 2:24.

God cut man off from the Tree of Life.

This was another manifestation that justice has to come before love.

Judgment had to come because condemnation must precede salvation.

Perfect happiness excludes boredom and complaining about his present situation in life.

Man sins many times because he becomes bored and familiar with everything he faces in life.

For you can’t have God’s perfect happiness without capacity.

1. Every tree being desirable to the sight,

2. Those good for food,

3. The Tree of Life

Because good represented the plan of God, while evil represented the plan of Satan.

He would have rather seen His creation remain perfect and never have to choose to make a choice between good or evil.

We would not have known evil, sin, legalism, self-righteousness, religion, and the PPOG, if we had not fell or eaten from the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Only in sinfulness and spiritual death must man understand the issue of good versus evil.

How do you discover the Tree of Life in time?

The word blessed is the word ashreey meaning happinesses.

Wisdom is chokmah which is the Old Testament word for epignosis doctrine or metabolized doctrine.

Psa 62:10, Do not trust in oppression, and do not vainly hope in robbery; if riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.

It doesn’t say long life it says `orek jaamiym which means length of days referring to enjoying every day because you have capacity for life.

Prov 3:16, Length of days is in her right hand [the right hand represents the hand of power]; in her left hand [the Secondary hand] are riches and honor.

The word pleasant is the Hebrew word no`am meaning gracious.

Peace is shalowm meaning prosperity.

Prov 3:18 She [chokmah, wisdom, metabolized doctrine] is a Tree of Life to those who take hold of her; “to take hold” is the Hebrew word chazaq which means to seize, to be constant, to continue, to be established, to retain; to hold her fast is the Hebrew word tamak which means to obtain, to follow close, to maintain, to retain, to hold, to support, or to hold strongly with.

Prov 3:18 she [chokmah, wisdom, metabolized doctrine] is a tree of life to those who take hold of [to seize, to be constant, to continue, to be established, to retain her, and happy are all who hold her fast who obtain, follow close, maintain, retain, support, or to hold strongly with her.
The tree of life is also related to divine good in Prov 11:30, “The fruit of the mature believer is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.”

The tree of life is also related to a tongue which doesn’t gossip, malign, judge, criticize, ridicule, discredit, slander, defame, mock, undermine, Prov 15:4.

Prov 15:4 “A healing tongue is a tree of life, but perversion in it is the crushing of the spirit.”

Positive volition is related to the tree of life in Prov 13:12, “Hope deferred makes the right lobe sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”

This is why the Tree of Life will be located forever in the New Jerusalem, Rev 22:2.

It will be a place where the word of God is glorified and where desire is totally fulfilled.

Man was cut off from the tree of life because of his positive volition to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

When man has PVTD, the opposite happens he is cut off from the tree of knowledge of good and evil and back to the tree of life.

There are many distractions to Bible Doctrine which we have noted in the past, but there is a difference between distractions from doctrine and distractions to positive volition.

In Matt 13:7, 22, “thorns” refer to the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of riches choke out the word.

There is another problem which many believers face which can also extinguish or suffocate PVTD and that is arrogant subjectivity.

Arrogant subjectivity is an overemphasis of personal problems when listening to Bible Doctrine being taught.

Every message is not going to be for your present personal problems. Knowing this beforehand is the Greek word proginisko which means to have knowledge beforehand or before the moment needed the knowledge is given.

What Bible Doctrine says is reality to you,
2Pe 1:16 21.

Matt 17:2 And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light.

You may experience something, however, if what you experience does not line up biblically, your experience though real, is wrong.

The depository, our Lord Jesus Christ, will be providing for you the most fantastic blessings.

Reality is found in the doctrine of the word of God not in empiricism or experience.

Empirical phenomena is what you see, feel, taste, touch, and hear.

Peter, even though he has experienced a glimpse of the Second coming will emphasize “doctrine over experience”.

Question, What was more real to Peter? Seeing Christ as He would appear at the Second advent and hearing the voice of God the

Reality can only be determined by what is taught in the word of God.

Personal problems are non essentials, which demand the application of doctrine, and at the same time flexibility, regulation, and restraint when involved in the function of perception and metabolization of doctrine.

If you think your problems are more important than anything else in life, you are inflexible about your personal problems, therefore disassociated from reality.

Self centeredness is training yourself to think about you and only about you and your problems.

Under the principle of self discipline, the believer must be regulated by the filling of the Holy Spirit to approach doctrine with objectivity and concentration.

Authority orientation demands that Bible teaching overrule preoccupation with personal problems.

Rom 12:3, “stop thinking of self in terms of arrogance beyond what you ought to think…

When you think of your problems during Bible class, you are an arrogant person and have distracted yourself.

Rom 12:3 goes on to say but think in terms of sanity [objectivity] for the purpose of being rational without illusion.

You become an opportunist seeking to distort doctrine, so that you can rationalize and therefore remove your problems.

In fulfilling the function of perception, metabolization and application of Bible Doctrine, the believer must understand the interpretation of a scripture in terms of grammar, syntax, exegesis, isagogics and contextual application rather than personal application.

By failure to set aside your problems, you inject arrogance into the function of perception and metabolization and the result is subjectivity in your approach to the word of God.

Inflexibility in the non-essentials divorces you from the reality of what the passage is actually teaching, not what you would like it to teach.

Subjective distortion of doctrine to justify self or to solve personal problems is a non essential.

It becomes arrogant presumption and subjectivity to presume that every scripture is related to your current personal problems, or that

God is speaking directly to you concerning your personal problems.

Instead of objectivity in approaching doctrinal teaching for the purpose of receiving the correct interpretation, you subjectively distort what you hear to relate it to your immediate problems, so that your approach to teaching is subjective and you do not profit from the teaching.

2Co 10:5 “Assaulting and demolishing cosmic thoughts and every obstacle of pride which attacks the objective knowledge of God. even making a prisoner of every human viewpoint system of thought to the authority of Christ.”

Hymn #3

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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