Vol. 15 No. 16
Doctrine of Prayer
Doctrine of the G.A.P.
Eph 3:14-15, “For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father, 15from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.”
There are Three Categories of Prayer Received by God the Father:
- Prayer from the High Priest. The royal high priest is Jesus Christ, and right now at the right hand of the Father, He offers prayer, Rom 8:35; Heb 7:25.
- Prayer is from God the Holy Spirit. This is the age of the royal priesthood, the royal family. We are members of the body of Christ, Christ is royalty, we are one with Him, and we are royalty spiritually. Therefore, God the Holy Spirit does something in this dispensation He has never done before and will never do again; He offers prayer on our behalf, Rom 8:26-27.
- Prayers from the Royal Family of God, 1 John 5:14-15; Heb 4:16.
Prayer Approach for the Royal Priesthood.
- All prayer is addressed to the Father, Mat 6:9; Eph 3:14; 1 Peter 1:17.
- The channel of approach is through the high priest, “In His name”, Jesus Christ, John 14:13-14.
- The power of approach is the filling of the Holy Spirit, Eph 6:18.
Extrapolation of Prayer Promises.
- Prayer is related to the faith-rest technique, Mat 18:19; 21:22; Mark 11:24.
- Prayer promises are to give you confidence as you approach the Father in the name of the Son in the power of the Spirit.
1) O.T. promises, Psa 116:1-2; Isa 65:24; Jer 33:3.
2) N.T. promises, Mat 7:7-8; John 14:13-14; 15:7; Eph 6:18; Phil 4:6; 1 Thes 5:17; Heb 4:16.
There are Eight Basic Principles of Prayer.
- Prayer effectiveness depends on the consistent function of GAP and resultant Bible doctrine in the soul. John 15:7; Eph 3:16-19.
- Prayer is an extension of the faith-rest technique. It is actually a faith-rest exhale toward God, Mat 21:22.
- Prayer demands cognizance of the will of God and therefore demands maximum doctrine in the soul through GAP, 1 John 5:14.
- Generally prayer must be offered in the spiritual status of the filling of the Spirit, Eph 6:18. The exception is a rebound prayer for a carnal believer or a repentance prayer for a reversionist.
- Mental attitude sins result from both carnality and reversionism and these destroy the effectiveness of prayer, Psa 66:18.
- Efficacious prayer exists to the extent that the believer is grace oriented. Therefore, when you begin to build your ECS, your prayers are more effective.
- God’s eternal decree fully knew, took into consideration and applied all effective prayer from His children in time, Mat 6:8.
- Prayer effectiveness reaches its zenith at the time of super-grace status, Psa 116:1-2.
The Agenda for Private Prayer.
- Confession of sin or rebound, 1 John 1:9; 1 Cor 11:31.
- Glorification / Thanksgiving, Eph 5:20; 1 Thes 5:18.
- Intercession, Eph 6:18.
- Petition, Heb 4:16.
The Doctrine of Intercession.
- The dynamics of intercessory prayer is taught in passages like 1 Kings 18:42-46, the principle being found in James 5:16-18.
- The power of prevailing prayer, Acts 12.
- The prayer for the unbeliever, Rom 10:1. (You cannot pray for something that will coerce their volition, so you pray that the gospel message will be made clear to them, will be revealed to them)
- Prayer for an unknown believer, Col 1:3-11.
- Prayer for the known believer, Eph 1:15-23.
- The Lord’s prayer, John 17.
There are Four Categories for Petition Prayers Being Answered.
- The petition is answered but the desire is not. In 1 Sam 8:5-9, 19-20, the prayer petition was a simple one, they wanted a king. That was their desire. The petition was answered but the desire to be like other nations was not, they were in a jam all the time.
- The petition is not answered but the desire is, Gen 17:18; 18:23-33; 2 Cor 12:17-10.
- The ideal one where the petition is answered and the desire is answered, 1 Kings 18:36-37; Judges 16:28; Luke 23:42-43: John 11:41-42, 45.
- And finally, the answer is no to both the petition and the desire; in other words, God does not answer either. Yet, a no is still an answer. The illustration for why this happens is given in, Mat 26:36‑46.
Nine Reasons Why Prayer is Not Answered.
- Carnality or reversionism, or both, causing failure to be controlled by the Holy Spirit, Eph 6:18.
- Mental attitude sins caused by either carnality or reversionism, Psa 66:18.
- A specific Satanic sin of pride and a resultant self-righteous state, Job 35:12-13.
- A lust type selfishness, James 4:2-4.
- Malfunction or failure of faith-rest, Mark 11:24.
- A general lack of obedience or subordination to God’s will, 1 John 3:22.
- Insubordination to the known will of God, 1 John 5:14.
- Malfunction of marriage, lack of domestic tranquility, 1 Peter 3:7.
- Reversionistic lack of compassion and grace orientation, Prov 21:13.
Principles of Grace in Prayer, Heb 4:16; 1 Peter 1:7.
- Prayer is the privilege of the Royal Priesthood. Since grace is the basis of prayer no believer can come to God in prayer and expect to be heard on the basis of human merit, human ability, human function, or human ingenuity.
- Every believer approaches God in prayer on the basis of the merit of Jesus Christ. The Father is propitiated with Christ but is no respecter of persons as far as believers are concerned.
- In other words, God does not hear and answer prayer because I am good, moral, benevolent, sincere, or religious.
- God hears and answers prayer on the basis of who and what Christ is. Every believer is in union with Christ and gets through to the throne of grace on the basis of approach through the high priest, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Vs. 16 – The Beginning of the Petition of Paul’s Prayer for the Church Age Believer.
Eph 3:16, “That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man”
We begin with subject and object of the prayer with “That He would grant you.”
Paul’s actual prayer consists of five petitions. The first two are introduced in vs. 16 in the original language by HINA, “in order that,” which denotes a purpose and includes vs. 17. The third and fourth petitions are introduced by another HINA in vs. 18 and runs through vs. 19a. The fifth petition is introduced by the third HINA in the latter part of vs. 19. It is as if the apostle was saying, “If you really want to serve God properly, these five items must be considered important matters.”
First, he prayed that God would strengthen the believers through the power of the Holy Spirit. “To be strengthened with might” comes from two Greek words put together to state that no one can serve God adequately without the ability the Holy Spirit gives, which we will note below.
Notice also the grace provision of God, as Paul’s petition begins with the subject “He”, (God the Father), and the action, “would grant” something, and the object, “you,” (Church Age believers). It is God the Father’s grace that gives us the Holy Spirit, the Word, and the power to apply it in execution of His plan for our lives.
“Grant” is the Aorist, Active, Subjunctive, Third Person Singular of DIDOMI that means, “to give, give out, hand out, etc.,” that gives us both the action and the subject of the sentence. That is, God the Father granting us something. It is Paul’s desire that God would give us something. The Culminative Aorist is used for giving in the past tense; looking at it as a completed action with existing results. This is how all prayer should be offered to God, as if it were already answered. The Subjunctive Mood is for the element of contingency. The element of contingency is the daily function of GAP. If you do not take in the Word of God on a daily basis, you will never reach spiritual adult and super-grace. You will never know the super-grace blessing.
Next we have the means by which God could grant us Paul’s desire, “according to the riches of His glory,” KATA HO PLOUTOS HO DOXA. PLOUTOS means “wealth, riches, abundance, etc.” This refers to God’s unlimited resources that are available to grant us Paul’s desire, including our Portfolio of Invisible Assets.
This is another “riches of” passage in Ephesians that are the means by which God provides blessings to the believer:
Eph 1:7, “The riches of His grace, to forgive our sin.”
Eph 1:18, “The riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.”
Eph 2:7, “The riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”
Eph 3:8, “The unfathomable riches of Christ.”
Eph 3:16, “The riches of His glory to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man.”
In Romans, Philippians, and Colossians, we see other “riches of God” poured out towards us:
Rom 2:4, “The riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience.”
Rom 9:23, “The riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, (giving us salvation).”
Phil 4:19, “The riches in glory in Christ Jesus supply all your needs.”
Col 1:27, “The riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
God’s glory, DOXA, to the Church Age believer is to strengthen our soul by the power of the Holy Spirit teaching us the mind of Christ.
So with the “riches of God” being poured out towards us, next we see Paul’s desire for what we should receive, “to be strengthened with power,” KRATAIOO DUNAMIS.
Here we have two words for power and strength that are ascribed to God in the Bible, yet here it is Paul’s desire that we receive this power and strength.
“Strengthened” is the verb KRATAIOO, κραταιόω that means, “to strengthen, become strong, or empower.” It is in the Aorist, Passive, Infinitive. Its cognate is where the noun KRATOS derives its meaning of, “strength, power, might, dominion, or authority,” which is God’s “manifested strength.”
Related to the Church Age believer, it has to do with our spiritual strength, rather than our physical strength. It is the manifestation of God’s power through the application of Bible Doctrine from our soul to grow spiritually to the point of super-grace status.
The Aorist Tense is once again culminative; viewing the action’s results of the believer having attained super-grace status through the consistent function of GAP.
The Passive Voice means the believer through the consistent function of GAP receives the actions of being strength spiritually to the point of achieving the super-grace status.
The Infinitive Mood denotes God’s purpose in setting up GAP, so that believers might receive super-grace blessings.
“Power” is the noun DUNAMIS that means, “power, might, ability, or force.” We noted this word in Chapter 1:19-23 and in Chapter 3:7, regarding God’s power that speaks to His essence, His omnipotence, being the all-powerful One, and His “inherent ability, power, might, strength, ability, capability, and force.” It is His power / authority to rule. But this too is ascribed to the believer here. It is in the Instrumental of Means Dative case and should be translated, “by means of power.” So Paul is praying that we receive the inherent power of God to rule within our lives. We can only do that when we have Bible Doctrine resident in our souls through the consistent function of GAP. The Word of God is where we get our strength and power to overcome our sin nature and Satan’s cosmic system.
Therefore, DUNAMIS relates to “inherent ability,” as in Acts 1:8, to be witnesses unto Christ, and KRATOS relates to “manifested strength” and shows that power in action.
Then we have the agent for providing us strength and power, “Through His Spirit”, which is speaking of God the Holy Spirit, which is the Genitive of Agency of DIA HO PNEUMA AUTOS, for “by His Spirit.” This is the teaching ministry of God the Holy Spirit who is the agent by which we receive Bible Doctrine that empowers and enables us in the spiritual life, by means of the GAP.
Finally, the place of this petition for blessing to occur is, “in the inner man,” HO ESO ANTHROPOS, where ANTHROPOS is in the “Accusative Subject of the Infinitive” verb above, “to be strengthened.” So this is the location for which Paul is praying that the power and strength of God reside, in the believer. The “inner man,” speaks of the right lobe of your soul called the Heart or KARDIA that works with your human spirit to store, retain, and apply God’s Word.
In Rom 7:22 it is used to refer to the inward or spiritual side of man’s nature. This does not refer to the introspective, inward-looking man, but to his essential being, often expressed in terms of the heart, KARDIA, (i.e., right lobe of the soul), versus his outward appearance, cf. 2 Cor 4:16.
2 Cor 4:16, “Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.”
- The standard for providing super-grace blessings is the attainment of the super-grace status.
- This is accomplished through a consistent daily intake of doctrine through GAP.
- Therefore, the purpose of GAP is to advance the believer to the tactical victory of the super-grace life.
- God has provided the grace apparatus for maximum provision of grace benefits in the devil’s world.
- Doctrine in the soul provides the capacity for super-grace blessings.
- Super-grace blessings could never be enjoyed apart from occupation with the person of Christ and doctrinal capacity of the soul. These blessings include wealth, success, promotion, prosperity, happiness, and they are not generally associated with spiritual things or spiritual phenomena. But in the super-grace frame of reference, these things are the result of spiritual phenomena. While they do not have a connotation of spiritual phenomena, they are related to spiritual phenomena through the consistent intake of Bible doctrine.
- Since the devil’s world does not give a frame of reference for the enjoyment of these things, God provides a frame of reference in the heart or the right lobe of the soul.
- This frame of reference filled to the maximum with doctrine, provides capacity for every category of super-grace blessing.
- “In order that He might give you according to the riches of His glory,” the “riches of His glory” is also found in Eph 1:18; Phil 4:19; Col 1:27. The standard for Divine giving to the believer is the highest possible norm; super-grace. This, by the way, is giving in time.
Vs. 17 – The Purpose for the Grace Apparatus for Perception.
Eph 3:17, “So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love.”
“So that” is not in the original Greek, but is added for context to indicate the purpose of vs. 16 that is, “Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.”
“Dwell” is the first word of this passage in the Greek and is in the Aorist, Active, Infinitive of the Verb KATOIKEO. It is a compound word from KATA, that means, “down, toward or in,” and OIKEO that means, “to dwell or live,” where the word OIKOS for “dwelling or house,” comes from.
The meaning of KATOIKEO and its usage is similar to OIKEO, especially in contexts designating places of residence, but KATOIKEO is a more forceful, intensive term.
“Although in several instances it has special religious connotations designating the “dwelling place of God” in the LXX, e.g., Isa 8:18; 57:15, Philo extended the meaning of the term to include spiritual virtues and vices “inhabiting” persons.” (cf. Liddell-Scott).
As such, the spiritual aspect of the term is most evident in Col 1:19; 2:9, and in our passage and means the advancement of the spiritual life toward “super-grace,” because of the Word of God / mind of Christ that is resident and functioning with the heart of your soul.
Col 1:19, “For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him.”
Col 2:9, “For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form.”
Therefore, the reason or purpose of God the Holy Spirit teaching us God’s Word is so that we would have the mind of Jesus Christ / God’s Word / Bible Doctrine resident within our souls.
This is not a passage speaking of the permanent indwelling of Jesus Christ in the body of every believer from the moment of salvation, which is part of your positional sanctification, John 14:19-20; 17:22-23, 26; 2 Cor 13:4-6; Rom 8:10; Gal 2:20; and any verse that uses the phrase “in Christ, in Him, etc.”
This is a verse that speaks to the experiential sanctification of having the mind of Christ resident and operating within the mentality of your soul, the “heart,” KARDIA, to be exact, which we call the right lobe of our soul. So it means to have the mind of Christ / Bible Doctrine resident within the heart of your soul. This is also related to the 11th Problem Solving Device of being “Occupied with Christ,” cf. Gal 4:19.
Gal 4:19, “My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you.”
Before we venture into this type of the “dwelling of Christ,” this is a good time to review the Doctrine of the Grace Apparatus for Perception, (GAP), whose purpose it is to establish this dwelling of Christ in the heart of your soul.
The Doctrine of the Grace Apparatus for Perception (GAP)
GAP Stands for Grace Apparatus for Perception. It is a grace system, whereby God has made it possible for all believers to learn doctrine and advance tactically to the super-grace status. Consequently, it is the Divine provision for spiritual growth and advancement. God has found a way for every believer regardless of his IQ, his educational background, or his natural perception and discernment, to understand and assimilate Bible doctrine into his soul and life. Therefore, GAP stands for learning Bible doctrine, knowledge of Bible doctrine, and the assimilation of Bible doctrine into the soul.
There is a distinction between the human and the spiritual IQ. Spiritual IQ is determined by the amount of doctrine, the amount of EPIGNOSIS, stored in the human spirit and in the right lobe, Col 1:9.
Col 1:9, “For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,”
The Exclusion of Human IQ from GAP, 1 Cor 1:9-2:16.
- Human IQ has often been considered a factor in learning doctrine. This is a false statement. It would imply that a low IQ believer is handicapped in the perception of God’s Word. God never allows under grace human handicaps to keep a person from learning the Word. However, in eternity past, God found a way through grace for every believer, regardless of human ability of human handicap, to learn doctrine.
- For this reason, every believer receives at salvation the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and a human spirit is attached to his soul. The Holy Spirit is given primarily to indicate royalty in the Family of God. The food of royalty is Bible doctrine, the sign of royalty is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and the means of royalty is the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Receptive Comprehension. (see Diagrams & Maps – Grace Apparatus for Perception (G.A.P.) Diagram)
- The believer’s soul possesses mentality. Mentality is divided into two frontal lobes: The left lobe called the NOUS or mind, and the right lobe called the KARDIA or heart.
- The left lobe called NOUS, is designed to assimilate objective information. Knowledge or objective information in the NOUS is called GNOSIS. However, GNOSIS cannot be applied to experience. This means that the left lobe is a staging area in learning doctrine.
- The residence of doctrine in the perceptive lobe makes the believer a hearer of the Word, but not a doer of the Word, James 1:21-25. The thinking of the left lobe is generally called NOEO that means, “to perceive, realize, see, consider, to think, etc.” It is the simple verb for thinking. Occasionally it is associated with the KARDIA but primarily with the NOUS.
- There are two kinds of thinking in the left lobe. When doctrine goes into the mind, it is called GNOSIS. First, there is objective thinking, which is called PHRONEO. Sometimes we have subjective thinking, which is DOKEO. All of this is receptive comprehension; understanding different types of data.
Receptive Comprehension Involves the Following Factors:
- Attendance at a local church, which is a classroom when it functions properly.
- The ministry of God the Holy Spirit converting the content of what is communicated into receptive comprehension. As the Pastor communicates, the information goes into the left lobe, the NOUS, and if you are filled with the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit converts this to GNOSIS. If you start to think about this GNOISIS, you are going to come up with either PHRONEO or DOKEO. Are you going to think about it objectively (positively) or subjectively (negatively)? If you think about it subjectively, (i.e., you are negative toward the Word and reject it), it dies right there. If you think about it objectively, (i.e., you are positive towards the Word and believe it), you are now in a position to move it into the staging area of the human spirit. The residence of doctrinal data in the left lobe is only a staging area.
- It must be remembered that GNOSIS can exist to a large degree in the left lobe of any believer without spiritual benefit. Remembering that this is a staging area, it must be moved on to be beneficial. Doctrine in the left lobe is not beneficial if it stays there. GNOSIS has no spiritual benefit or application of Divine viewpoint to this life until it becomes EPIGNOSIS.
Grace Provision for Learning Bible doctrine.
- The first grace provision is the formation and preservation of the canon of Scripture.
- The second is that we have Divine authorization of the local church as the classroom for learning Bible doctrine. All worship is centered around learning Bible doctrine. The believer assembled in the local church is a student under strict academic discipline under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit.
- The spiritual gift of Pastor-Teacher is also a grace provision. This spiritual gift has both authority and ability to communicate doctrine in the local church. God sovereignly bestows this gift at the point of salvation. The gift is restricted to males only and the function of the gift in communication is by monologue.
- The royal priesthood of the believer makes each believer a member of the Royal Family, and therefore, he has extreme privacy and freedom to receive and reject doctrine, and privacy and freedom, if he is positive to take it in without interference.
- The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is for the function of GAP. GAP runs on the ministry of God the Holy Spirit, 1 Cor 2:9-16.
- However, the believer must be filled with the Spirit for GAP to be effective. Therefore, the grace provision of the rebound technique, 1 John 1:9.
- The provision of the human spirit as the second target of GAP. The first target is the left lobe, the second is the human spirit, Job 32:8; 1 Cor 2:12.
- The provision of the Laws of Divine Establishment, whereby a nation’s freedom and privacy is protected by these Divine laws.
- The anatomy of grace, whereby certain non-meritorious functions of the human body provide the ability to think and concentrate; they are strictly grace provisions.
The Mechanics of GAP.
Stage One is operation ICE. I is for Isagogics; C is for Categories; E is for Exegesis. The Pastor communicates doctrine to the local church under the concept of the Greek verb DIDASKO. It means one person is communicating to a group. The system is monologue, no dialogue. We also have the word KERUSSO, which means to announce something of great importance as the heralds of the king. DIDASKO means, to teach doctrine, one person teaching to a group.
The content is where we get ICE. First of all is isagogics which means the interpretation of the Bible within the framework of its historical setting. The Bible must be interpreted in the time in which it was written. For that reason, isagogics demand that we reproduce the historical backgrounds and customs of the people, and these can be determined from etymology and extant literature, and so on.
Secondly, the categorical teaching is based upon a hermeneutical principle of comparing scripture with scripture, to determine the classification of doctrine. Categories simply take a doctrine which is located in a passage and relate it to all the other passages dealing with the same doctrine.
Thirdly, exegesis is the analysis of each verse in its context, emphasizing its grammar, its syntax, and the etymology of the words in the original languages.
Stage Two occurs simultaneously if and when believers concentrate on what is being taught. This is operation GNOSIS. It is, in effect, the same as receptive comprehension. Based on objective perception of doctrine by listening, we have doctrine coming into the left lobe and it is assimilated under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit. Prerequisites include positive volition toward doctrine, recognition of the authority of the Pastor-Teacher, good manners when in the assembly, poise, concentration, and alertness. All of these must be accomplished through the filling of the Spirit plus certain other factors. Receptive comprehension does not mean that you agree or disagree with what is taught, it means you merely understand it.
Stage Three is operation EPIGNOSIS. This is the important part of the assimilation of doctrine. This is where doctrine becomes usable. Under operation EPIGNOSIS, doctrine is converted from GNOSIS and it goes down into the human spirit. Volition comes into action. Volition is non-meritorious, so volition is really faith-rest. You actually believe what is residing in the NOUS and the moment you believe it, you transfer it down into the human spirit where it becomes EPIGNOSIS. The converter is non-meritorious. Doctrine is not applicable or usable to you personally until you convert it from GNOSIS to EPIGNOSIS, and this is accomplished in compatibility with the concept of grace and that means you convert it by means of faith-rest. Negative volition locks it up in the left lobe. Positive volition transfers it to the human spirit where it is usable.
The moment that EPIGNOSIS hits the human spirit it begins to go into action. First of all, there is the heart or the right lobe, the second lobe in the mentality of the soul. A vacuum comes out of the frame of reference into the human spirit and sucks EPIGNOSIS up into the frame of reference. EPIGNOSIS also begins to become building material for the construction of the ECS. So there are two actions of EPIGNOSIS. Immediately it is sucked into the right lobe and it begins to work on the ECS.
Stage Four is operation heart.
The heart is the right lobe made up of a frame of reference, a memory center, an area for vocabulary storage, an area for categorical storage, the conscience of the soul (norms and standards), and it has a launching pad. The right lobe is called KARDIA or heart. In the Bible KARDIA is never used for the physiological part of the body called the heart that circulates the blood, it is always used for the right lobe.
The essence of the right lobe. The frame of reference has in it a vacuum pump and that pulls EPIGNOSIS up from the human spirit into the frame of reference. Now it starts to be processed. The memory center does the processing. It immediately sends anything off to vocabulary that must go there, which is not there already. To learn doctrine, you must have a technical vocabulary. The vocabulary will eventually become paragraphs, paragraphs will become chapters, and chapters will become books. So there must also be categories. As you are able to put together the technicalities of theological vocabulary and to categories, then your norms and standards begin to change and begin to comply with Divine norms and standards. All of these have lines going out to the launching pad and every correct application you make in all of your life, you will make on the basis of the frame of reference, on the basis of recalling from your categories, from your conscience, information. And doctrine on the launching pad is the dynamics of the Christian way of life. In other words, what you think is what counts. As a man thinks in his right lobe, so he is. The real you is what goes on in your right lobe.
The heart or KARDIA is the dominant lobe of the soul. It is also the right man, as far as the emotion is concerned. The emotion is designed to respond to what is in the right lobe; what is in the frame of reference, what is out on the launching pad, the vocabulary, the categories, every part of the right lobe. So the heart becomes the right man, the emotion becomes the right woman. In effect, emotion does not think, it responds to what you think in your right lobe. When emotion dominates the soul, you stop thinking.
The storage of doctrine in the right lobe is called SOPHIA or wisdom. When you utilize SOPHIA that is distributed to the memory center, it is called SUNESIS, which is often correctly translated, “discernment.”
The heart is the right man of the soul. The emotion is the right woman of the soul designed to respond to what resides in the heart, it does no thinking. Once again, the word “heart” must never be confused with emotion. The heart is the thinking part of the soul in the Bible.
The Function of the Frame of Reference.
- It is the basis for comprehension of more advanced doctrine when such doctrine is taught.
- It establishes a new conscience, which is compatible with God’s norms and standards.
- It forms Divine viewpoint dynamics, (the same as bringing every thought into captivity for Christ).
- It deals with problems of the subconscious and handles the guilt complex.
- It provides an alarm system to detect and protect from false doctrine and false teaching.
- It provides soul capacity and discernment to detect right man or right woman.
- It provides the furniture of the soul, whereby God is able to share His happiness with the believer.
- It provides the basis for the production of Divine good.
- It causes the proper function of the priesthood until the believer reaches super-grace, and then continues to cause the proper function of the priesthood.
The Results of GAP.
- GAP removes scar tissue from the soul and makes it possible for reversion recovery.
- It is the basis for construction of the ECS, which is necessary for super-grace.
- It provides attainment of super-grace status, which produces occupation with the person of Christ, super-grace capacity, and super-grace blessings.
- It provides the basis for maximum production of Divine good.
- It glorifies God in this stage of the Angelic Conflict.
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If you would like more information on this subject, you may watch/listen to lesson #’s:
16-047, 16-048, 16-049 & 16-050
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A PERSONAL NOTE FOR YOU
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, I am here to tell you that Jesus loves you. He loves you so much that He gave His life for you. God the Father also loves you. He loves you so much that He gave His only Son for you by sending Him to the Cross. At the Cross Jesus died in your place. Taking upon Himself all of your sins and all of my sins. He was judged for our sins and paid the price for our sins. Therefore, our sins will never be held against us. Right where you are, you now have the opportunity to make the greatest decision in your life.
To accept the free gift of salvation and eternal life by truly believing that Jesus Christ died for your sins and was raised on the third day as the proof of the promise of eternal life. So right now you can pause and reflect on what Christ has done for you and say to the Father:
“Yes Father, I believe that Your Son, Jesus Christ, died on the cross for the forgiveness of my sins.”
If you have done that, I welcome you to the eternal Family of God!