Edification Complex of the Soul, Part 2

The construction of the Edification Complex of the Soul.  [Building of your Soul.]

  1. When you execute the Pre-designed protocol plan of God, over a period of time, you have constructed the following building.

Foundation:  Your eternal salvation, with resultant regeneration and creation of your human spirit. This foundation is based on the foundation of Christ as our corner stone which the Apostles built upon. 1 Pet 2:6-7; Eph 2:20-21;  Act 4:11-12; Luk 20:17; Mar 12:10; Mat 21:42; Psa 118:22

Eph 2:20, “having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, 21in whom the whole building, being fitted together is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, 22in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.”

First floor:  The perception, and metabolization of Bible doctrine under the consistent process of renewing your mind [post-salvation epistemological rehabilitation.] Psa 51:10 – 12; Rom 12:2; Tit 3:5

Psa 51:10-12, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.  12Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And sustain me with a willing spirit.”

This is the endowment of the Holy Spirit.  In the New Testament, Church Age the indwelling is permanent.  2 Cor 1:22; Eph 1:13; 4:10 (sealed with the Holy Spirit, our eternal pledge.)

Rom 12:2, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Second floor:  Dispensational orientation, (i.e., understanding the uniqueness of the church age.) Eph 1:10; 3:9-10

Eph 1:10, “with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him”

Eph 3:9-10, “and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God, who created all things; 10so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.”

Oikonomia:

Oikos – a house, any dwelling place, the human body as the abode of demons that possess it: [of tents, and huts, and later, of the nests, stalls, lairs, of animals; the place where one has fixed his residence, one’s settled abode, domicile ] All the persons forming one family, a household, [it was used for] the family of God, of the Christian Church.

Nomos – Anything established, anything received by usage, a custom, a law, a command.  A law or rule producing a state approved of God, by the observance of which is approved of God.  A precept or injunction, the rule of action prescribed by reason; the Christian religion: the law demanding faith, the moral instruction given by Christ.  This word is also used when referring to the Old Testament and the first 5 books called the Pentateuch.

Oikonomia has come to mean the management of a household or of household affairs, specifically,] the management, oversight, or administration, of other’s property, (dispensation).

God has designed the administration, management, or dispensation of the human race through His protocol plan, specific to each age according to His sovereign will.

God has designed a law for the proper administration of another’s household that His family is temporarily dwelling in.  And it is our job to understand what that dispensation is for our time and live in it.

Third floor:  Problem solving devices, which are very important for experiential Christianity.

(1)    As you understand and function under these problem-solving devices, you become spiritually self-sustained, and you function under the privacy of your priesthood to resolve your own problems, including the greatest problems in life.

(2)    There are two ways in which problems are properly resolved:  Through the use of the ten problem solving devices, and through cognizance of specific principles in the word of God.

Fourth floor:  Spiritual self-esteem, the first stage of spiritual adulthood.

Fifth floor:  Spiritual autonomy, the second stage of spiritual adulthood.

Sixth floor:  Spiritual maturity, the point at which we execute the protocol plan of God.

Seventh floor:  The modus operandi of the invisible hero.

  1. The moment you personally believed in Jesus Christ, a foundation was constructed, comprised of the forty things from God.  The foundation is Jesus Christ. 2 Tim 2:19a; 1 Cor 3:11

2 Tim 2:19a, “Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, the Lord knows those who are his…”

1 Cor 3:11, “For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”

  1. The foundation is constructed on the saving work of Jesus Christ on the cross, (i.e., redemption, propitiation, reconciliation, imputation, and justification).
  2. The foundation is instantly constructed the very second we believe in Christ.  Again, the foundation is comprised of the forty things we receive at the point of our salvation.

(1)   One of the forty things we receive is eternal life.  Heb 6:1

John 3:15, “whosoever believes in him shall never perish, but have eternal life.”

John 3:16, “For God loved the world so much that he gave his uniquely-born son that anyone who believes in him should never perish but have eternal life.”

1 John 5:11-13, “This is the deposition:  God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.  12He who has the Son has this [eternal] life; he who does not have the Son does not have this [eternal] life.  13These things I have written to you who believe in the person of the Son of God, in order that you may know that you have eternal life.”

John 6:47, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has eternal life.  “Heb 6:1-8

  1. The first floor is consistent perception, metabolization, and application of the mystery doctrine of the Church Age. [It is converting gnosis into epignosis doctrine.]
  1. The second floor is comprised of the unique characteristics of the Church Age, called dispensational orientation.  [We have ten unique things in the Church Age that believers in other dispensations do not possess.  As a result, there is tremendous emphasis on the individual believer in the Church Age.]  The baptism of the Spirit results in the creation of a new spiritual species and the royal family of God.  [Cognition of being a new spiritual species makes you aware of the tremendous requirements related to your spiritual life.  As a member of the Royal Family of God, you have a unique modus operandi.]

a. The Predesigned Protocol Plan of God or P3G is unique for the Royal Family of God only.

  1. A phenomenal portfolio of invisible assets belongs to each one of us as Royal Family of God.
  2. For the first time in history every believer regardless of his background, attainments or lack of attainments, handicaps, success, or any other distinguishing human factor has equality given by God himself.

(1)   It is impossible for man to make men equal, [as the communists allege] man can only provide freedom, but freedom manufactures inequality.

(2)   Equality originates with the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  [The first time anyone is equal is the moment when they believe in Jesus Christ, and are entered into union with Christ.  That is the only moment of equality.] Spiritual freedom means that immediately after salvation, stratification among believers begins to develop.  Some believers become winners; some believers become losers of rewards.

(3)   Under election, we have equal privilege (Royal Priesthood) and equal opportunity (logistical grace).  Under predestination, we have equal privilege (union with Christ, new spiritual species, Royal Family of God) and equal opportunity (operational-type Divine Dynasphere).

(4)   Freedom guarantees and manufactures inequality. [Some believers will advance to maturity and become winners.  Some believers will use their free will to be losers.]

(5)   Only God can create equality.  [Only once in all of history has God created equality, and that is in the Church Age through the baptism of the Holy Spirit.]  [That’s why we have no right to racial discrimination or inferiority or superiority complexes.}  As born-again believers, we all have exactly the same status in the Royal Family of God. Gal 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

    1. We have our unique royal commissions:

(1)   Royal Priesthood, where we can and should approach the throne of grace in confidence.

1 Peter 2:9, “But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;”

Heb 4:16, “Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Mat 21:22,  “And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

(2)   Royal Ambassadorship where we represent our Sovereign God while on foreign land.

Eph 6:20, “for which I am an ambassador [Presbeuo] in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”

    1. We have the unique mystery doctrines of the Church Age.  Power at our disposal.
    2. Every member of the trinity indwells every believer.  This never existed before in history! Rom 8:10-11; “If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. 11But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

Father’s Indwelling – John 14:20, 17:21

Holy Spirit’s Indwelling – 1 Cor. 6:19-20, 3:16

The Lord Jesus Christ’s {TLJC} Indwelling – Col. 1:25-29

1 John 4:4, “You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.”

    1. We have the unique availability of divine power.  Never before in history has divine omnipotence been available for use to every believer.  Remember how this power was used by the test pilot (TLJC).

(1)   The omnipotence of God the Father is related to our portfolio of invisible assets. [pre-designed in eternity past]

(2)   The omnipotence of God the Son is related to the perpetuation of history and preservation of the universe. [personal sense of destiny, knowing Christ has everything in control]

Furthermore, Jesus Christ guarantees the protection of the positive believer for the fulfillment of His will.

(3)   The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit is related to the operational-type Divine Dynasphere.

    1. This is the first time in history when there are no prophecies to be fulfilled during the Church Age.

(1)   There are only 2 prophecies related to the Church Age: The baptism of the Spirit began the church age, and the rapture of the church will terminate the church age.  [Everything in between is a matter of historical trends.]

(2)   Historical trends are based on the principle: as goes the believer, so goes the client nation to God.  If there is a large pivot, there is real prosperity.  If there is a shrinkage of the pivot, there is loss of real prosperity, substituted for a time with pseudo prosperity and often loss of client nation status.

    1. This is the dispensation of invisible heroes.  Visible heroes in this dispensation are related to the laws of divine establishment, and those put in authority by Christ to protect our freedoms in the realm of volition, marriage, family, and nationalism, whether they are a believer or unbeliever.  Invisible heroes are believers who execute the protocol plan of God.  No believer ever advances in the protocol plan of God apart from dispensational orientation.
  1. The third floor is made up of the problem solving devices.
  2. The fourth floor is Spiritual Self-Esteem (SSE) characterized by cognitive self-confidence.
  1. Here you begin to apply and use Bible doctrine.  Previously you grabbed Bible promises and used them, now you grab whole chunks of doctrine and use them.  Now you are becoming powerful in your spiritual life.
  2. Suffering for blessing begins in SSE, specifically Providential Preventative Suffering (PPS).  SSE + PPS = SA (Spiritual Autonomy)
  3. We do not advance past SSE unless we pass the four tests of PPS: (people, thought, system, and undeserved suffering).
  4. Now you have really grown up, because you have at your fingertips all the doctrinal rationales you need to push your way through life and glorify God.
  5. You must pass suffering for blessing in the form of Momentum Testing (MT) if you are going to advance.  SA + MT = SM (Spiritual Maturity)
  6. Cognitive invincibility is necessary to pass the third category of suffering for blessing, which is Evidence Testing.  SM + ET = Glorification of God to the maximum [as a witness for the prosecution in the rebuttal phase of Satan’s appeal trial, which runs co-terminously with human history.]  Job 1:12
  7. Personal impact – blessing by association to others.
  8. Historical impact – blessing by association to the client nation as a part of the pivot of mature believers.
  9. International impact – blessing by association to non-client nations through missionary activity of invisible heroes.
  10. Angelic impact – the invisible hero becoming a witness for God against Satan in Satan’s appeal trial.
  11. Heritage impact – blessing by association to loved ones after the death of the invisible hero.
  12. The manufacture of an invisible hero and the five areas of invisible impact.
  13. The modus operandi of the invisible hero.
  14. The distribution of escrow blessings for time.
  1. The fifth floor is Spiritual Autonomy (SA) characterized by cognitive independence.
  1. The sixth floor is Spiritual Maturity (SM) characterized by cognitive invincibility.
  1. The seventh floor is the modus operandi of the invisible hero with his invisible impact.  [Invisible God plus invisible assets plus invisible power equals invisible heroes.]  The invisible impact of the invisible hero includes:
  1. The results of construction of the Edification Complex of the Soul are:

d.  The anticipation of escrow blessings for the eternal state, received at the judgment seat (Bema) of Christ.

H. Edification is motivation.

Edification is the motivation in the function of virtue-love which results in executing the royal family honor code, especially in the congregation, through which tolerance provides room for spiritual growth.

Rom 15:2, “Let each of us accommodate his neighbor for the good to edification.”

1 Cor 8:1, “Gnosis puffs up, but virtue-love builds (the Edification Complex of the Soul).”

1 Cor 10:23, “All things are lawful, but all things do not edify.”

The Edification Complex (ECS) of the Soul is the capacity for escrow blessings.

Acts 9:31, “All the church were having prosperity, having been edified, and advancing in occupation with Christ.” Local church prosperity is directly related to the number of edification complexes in that church.

The ECS is to the church what the pivot is to the nation.

Virtue-love includes three problem solving devices.

(1)   Personal love for God the Father is motivational virtue and motivation for perception of doctrine.

(2)   Impersonal love for all mankind is functional virtue.  It gives one the ability to listen objectively to a Pastor-Teacher regardless of his personality.

(3)   Occupation with the person of Christ is the ultimate.

This Doctrine was adapted from the doctrine by Col. R.B. Thieme, Jr