Sunday, May 1, 2011. Spiritual Gifts part 115: The two categories of positional truth.

1Pe 3:21-22; Heb 6:18-20; 1Pe 1:3-8; Col 2:9-15; Rom 6:3-4,7:4; Eph 2:4-6; Rom 8:1.

ROMANS-233-110501 - length: 73:23 - taught on May, 1 2011

Class Outline:

Pastor-Teacher John Farley
May 1, 2011

NO class Wed May 11
NO class Thu May 12
Sunday Service May 15 with recorded message

Spiritual Gifts Part 115:  The two categories of positional truth.

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.

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

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

Our Great High Priest, in His victory, was raised from the dead, and took His place at the Right Hand of the Father.

This gives us great hope when we are suffering. This hope, secured by our baptism into the risen Christ, is that anchor of the soul. HEB 6:18-20.

pro/dromo prodromos a runner ahead, i.e. scout (figuratively, precursor):

1. This word, meaning "running before," is used of messengers and also in athletics and sailing (e.g., winds or ships). [Kittel]

2. In the one NT instance in HEB 6:20 Christ is our forerunner. The idea is as of the one who has run the same course and whose successful running makes that of believers possible.

The word seems to refer not just to the final end of the course but to the preceding course itself with all its tests and trials. [Kittel]

HEB 5:8 Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.

The baptism of the Spirit gives us the pledge of a good conscience toward God.

The possession of an old sin nature seems to make the pledge of a good conscience toward God impossible…

…until we understand that the baptism of the Spirit, under retroactive and current positional truth,  produces the answer.

Retroactive positional truth means to be identified with Christ in His death and burial.

Current positional truth is identification with Christ as He is seated at the right hand of God the Father in His resurrection, ascension, and session.

Good conscience depends on your relationship: you are in union with Christ!

ACT 23:1 Paul, looking intently at the Council, said, " Brethren, I have lived my life with a perfectly good conscience before God up to this day."