Spiritual gifts part 19: You need help!

Rom 8:5-8; Jam 4:6-10; Phi 2:3-8; Joh 14:16-18; 1Ti 2:3-4; Phi 4:8-9; Joh 16:7; Psa 46.

ROMANS-136-100829 - length: 77:32 - taught on Aug, 29 2010

Class Outline:

John Farley
August 29, 2010

Spiritual Gifts Part 19: You need help.

The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts

Point 1: Setting the scene for Paul’s teaching on the Spiritual Gifts.

a. Cosmic one is Satan’s exploitation of believers through their own arrogance.

Satan invented arrogance, for arrogance was his original sin.

b. Cosmic two is Satan’s propaganda and indoctrination college to educate and promote antagonism toward anything related to God, especially the grace of God.

Cosmic one represents satan’s attitude at the time of satan’s prehistoric fall, Isa 14.

ISA 14:13
But you said in your heart,
’I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne above the stars of God,
And I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.

ISA 14:14

’I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.’

Cosmic two represents satan’s attitude at the time of Adam’s fall in the garden of Eden.

Cosmic one represents satan’s attitude at the time of satan’s prehistoric fall, Isa 14.

Cosmic two represents satan’s attitude at the time of Adam’s fall in the garden of Eden.

GEN 3:4-5
"You surely shall not die! "For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

Cosmic one emphasizes arrogance and abnormal preoccupation with self.

Cosmic two emphasizes antagonism and intolerance toward the plan, purpose, and will of God, as well as toward all Christians executing it.

Cosmic one is satan’s philosophy in the prehistoric angelic conflict.

Cosmic two is satan’s philosophy in human history as the ruler of this world.

The target of cosmic one is yourself; the target of cosmic two is grace and Bible doctrine.

In cosmic one, we destroy ourselves.

In cosmic two, we become antagonistic toward Bible doctrine.

a. Self related to arrogance, and therefore divorced from the reality of God’s plan.

b. Antagonism toward Bible doctrine.

Cosmic one emphasizes self in contrast to God.

Cosmic two emphasizes the human viewpoint in contrast to divine viewpoint.

EPH 4:27
"Do not give the devil an opportunity."

The believer gets out of the cosmic system only through the rebound technique.

1. Divisions and rivalry (1CO 1:10 - 1CO 4:21)

2. Incest (1Co 5)

3. Lawsuits (1CO 6:1-11)

4. Going to prostitutes (1CO 6:12-20)

5. Marital problems (1Co 7)

6. Idolatry/Food sacrificed to idols (1CO 8:1 - 1CO 11:1)

7. Disorder in the worship service (1CO 11:2-16)

8. Abuses concerning the Lord’s Supper
(1CO 11:17-34)

9. Controversy about Spiritual Gifts (1Co 12-14)

10. Misunderstanding the Resurrection (1Co 5)

11. Giving/the collection (1CO 16:1-12)

The cosmic system had its way with the self-centeredness of the OSN and was causing division and conflict in the local assembly.

PRO 23:7
For as he thinks within himself,
so he is.

A person’s mental attitude falls into one of two categories: either humility or arrogance.

Do you think that your own agenda is more important than God’s agenda?

Is there something in your life that is more important to you than the Lord Jesus Christ and His word?

Do you find yourself thinking you are better than other people around you?

Are you trying to prove something to others?

Do you spend time justifying your actions to yourself or to others?

Do you compete with other believers?

Is your success in life a result of your own actions and hard work?

Do you strive to exert power over others around you?

Do you think that you are indispensable, and that your family/business/church can’t do without you?

Are you easily flattered by the praise of others?

Have you arrived?

God is making war against any form of arrogance in the life of the believer.

God the Holy Spirit sets Himself up to do battle against the arrogance of the indwelling sin nature, but He gives grace to the humility of the new nature.

Humility is a state of mind which regards oneself as less important than others and readily submits to authority.

No believer can adopt the thinking of Jesus Christ and at the same time be arrogant.