Spiritual Gifts part 104. The quality of your conscience drives your capacity for life.

1Pe 3:14-22; 2Cor 1:12,4:2; 1Ti 1:5,19; Act 24:16

ROMANS-222-110403 - length: 77:21 - taught on Apr, 3 2011

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John Farley
April 3, 2011

Spiritual Gifts Part 104:  The quality of your conscience drives your capacity for life.

The Doctrine of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

C.  The Baptism of the Spirit is the ministry of God the Holy Spirit in placing every new believer into permanent union with the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Body the Church.

Point 4. Definition and description of the Baptism of the Spirit.

10.  The baptism of the Spirit could not occur until there was the strategic victory of Jesus Christ in the angelic conflict.  

Now there was the need for a universal priesthood, since every believer was now a target of satan, 1PE 3:21.

Peter points  to the baptism of the Spirit as the thing that protects our conscience against the attacks from the kingdom of darkness in the form of persecution and accusations.

This letter of first Peter is about how to handle suffering as a Christian, particularly with respect to living in your ambassadorship and the persecution which follows.
συνείδησις suneidesis coperception, i.e. moral consciousness: This word literally means a “seeing together” or “knowing with”.

Awareness of information about something, hence consciousness. The inward faculty of distinguishing right and wrong. [BDAG]

That process of thought which distinguishes what it considers morally good or bad, commending the good, condemning the bad, and so prompting to do the former and avoid the latter. [Vine]

A co-knowledge (with oneself), the witness borne to one’s conduct by conscience, that faculty by which we apprehend the will of God, as that which is designed to govern our lives. [Vine]

You “keep”  a good conscience by
(1) feeding the proper information to your soul -Bible doctrine, and then by
(2) obeying the conscience with your lifestyle - what you think, say, and do.

The real person is located in the soul.

GEN 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;”
As God’s essence is made up of invisible and immaterial reality, so too your real being is immaterial and invisible.

The soul must be distinguished from the human spirit, 1TH 5:23.

1TH 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1.  Self-consciousness:  this means you are aware of your own existence.

2. Mentality:  This is the thinking part of man and is composed of two parts:

a.  The mind or the “left lobe” of the soul. The Greek word is nous.
    b.  The heart or the “right lobe” of the soul.  This is called kardia in the Greek.

1SA 16:7b “for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

3.  Volition:  the decision-maker of the soul.  This is also known as the free will.

4.  Emotion:  this is the appreciator of the soul.  Emotion responds or reacts to whatever thoughts are in the soul.

5.  Conscience.  This is the evaluator of the soul.  It contains our norms and standards.

The conscience is that soul faculty by which one distinguishes between right and wrong, and urges the individual to do what he recognizes to be right and to restrain him from doing that which he recognizes to be wrong.

The conscience is the part of the soul that determines the quality of one’s thoughts, intentions, decisions, and actions.

As you learn doctrine, your norms and standards will change.

The conscience is also an area of the soul whereby God seeks to instill His concepts by means of doctrine.

1TI 1:5 But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

Every application you make in life you have to make from your own conscience.