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					           SLB-043
            2-4-07
1. The 12 Steps of the Spiritual Life
           2. Godliness
                    Godliness
• "For the grace of God that brings salvation
  has appeared to all men, teaching us that,
  denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we
  should live soberly, righteously, and godly in
  the present age, looking for the blessed hope
  and glorious appearing of our great God and
  Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us,
  that He might redeem us from every lawless
  deed and purify for Himself His own special
  people, zealous for good works." - Titus 2:11-
  14.

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        Phase II Spiritual Life




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                      Reciprocation
• Noun1.reciprocation - the act of making and return or
  doing something in return
• .reciprocation - mutual interaction; the activity of
  interchanging or reciprocating
• 18 There is no fear in love but full-grown love
  turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of
  terror! For fear brings with it the thought of
  punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not
  reached the full maturity of lov].
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• 19 We love Him, because He first loved us.
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                  Reverence
• reverence: high opinion of something
• 1 John 2:5 but whoever keeps his
  word, in him truly the love of God is
  perfected. By this we may be sure
  that we are in him.
• 1 John 5:3 For this is the love of
  God, that we keep his
  commandments. And his
  commandments are not
  burdensome.
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               Reverence
• n.1.A feeling of profound awe and respect and
  often love; veneration.
• Ps 119:161 Princes pursue and
   persecute me without cause, but my
   heart stands in awe of Your words
•
• 162 I rejoice at Your word as one
   who finds great spoil.
•
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• 163 I
                  Reverence
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• Ps 119:164 Seven times a day and
  all day long do I praise You because
  of Your righteous decrees.
•
• 165 Great peace have they who love
  Your law; nothing shall offend them
  or make them stumble.

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                    Rest
• "Come unto me, and I will give you rest. Take
  my yoke upon you, and learn of me; and ye
  shall find rest to your souls -Mt.11:28-29
• Hebrews 3:10 ―for whoever has entered
  God's rest has also rested from his works as
  God did from his.‖
• Ephesians 2:10 (YLT) ―for of Him we are
  workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good
  works, which God did before prepare, that in
  them we may walk.
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                 Residency
• residency: the act of dwelling in a place.
• Residency is the act of establishing or
   maintaining a residence in a given place.
• Residency: A duration of stay required by state
   and local laws that entitles a person to the legal
   protection and benefits provided by applicable
   statutes.
• Jude 21 keep yourselves in the love of
   God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord
   Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.
• 2 Thess 3:5 • May the Lord direct your
   hearts to the love of God and to the
   steadfastness of Christ.
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                  Residency
• I Jn 4:15 Anyone who confesses that
  Jesus is the Son of God, God abides (lives,
  makes His home) in him and he [abides,
  lives, makes his home] in God.
• I Jn 4:16 And we know (understand,
  recognize, are conscious of, by observation
  and by experience) and believe (adhere to
  and put faith in and rely on) the love God
  cherishes for us. God is love, and he who
  dwells and continues in love dwells and
  continues in God, and God dwells and
  continues in him.
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                  Reckoning
• The verb reckon has 6 meanings:
• #1: expect, believe, or suppose

• #2: judge to be probable

• #3: consider or deem to be; regard

• #4: make a mathematical calculation or
  computation
• #5: have faith or confidence in

• #6: take account of
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                  Reckoning
• Reckon
• The word means ―to regard as being, to count as
  true.‖
• Romans 6:11 calls upon us to count upon the truths
  of our identification with Christ: ―Reckon ye also
  yourselves to be dead unto sin, but alive unto God
  in Christ Jesus‖ (ASV).
• We count upon the truth that is made known to us;
  we exercise faith by resting upon the facts.




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                  Reckoning
• Three Steps in Reckoning
• (1) Know, and reckon upon, the identification
  truths. (Knowledge)
• (2) Abide, and rest, in our Liberator. (Mechanics)
• (3) Depend upon, and walk in, the Spirit.
  (Execution)
• Not just the first step, not even the first and
  second, but all three comprise the walk of
  reckoning!




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  Resistance to Temptation
• the action of opposing something that you
  disapprove or disagree with
• resistverb1.To oppose actively and with
  force: withstand. Idioms: mount/offer
  resistance, put up a fight, standup
  to/against.




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  Resistance to Temptation
• Temptation is a solicitation
  to express independence
  form God through violation
  of His standards.




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     The 3 components
  necessary to this Spiritual
            Skill:
• Understanding temptation.
    – (Doctrinal Orientation)

• Recognizing incidences of temptation.
    – (Spiritual Orientation)

• The Will Power choice to resist.
    – (Volitional Orientation)



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                  Understanding
                   Temptation
  James 1:13 ―Let no one say when he is
  tempted, „I am being tempted by God‟; for
  God cannot be tempted by evil, and He
  Himself does not tempt anyone”.
• Corrected translation: ―not even one
  person (medeis), when he is solicited to do
  evil, should say that it is from the ultimate
  source of God that he is tempted, because
  the God is untemptable by evil, and does
  not tempt any person (oudeis) with evil .‖


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  Resistance to Temptation
James 1:14 ―But each one is tempted…”
• ―but each one‖ = hekastos = each
  individual
• ―is tempted‖ = peirazo (Pres Pass. Ind.) =
  receives a solicitation to do evil
    – Temptation arises from one of three sources:
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  Resistance to Temptation

• “when he is carried away
  …”
    –when he is carried away =
     ezelko = taken in tow,
     pulled


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• “by his own lust and enticed.”
    – by = hupo = under the authority
      of
        • his own = idios = his personal or his
          individual
        • lust = epithumia = lust pattern
    – and enticed = deleazo = baited



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  Resistance to Temptation
• “by his own lust and enticed.”
    – by = hupo = under the authority
      of
        • his own = idios = his personal or his
          individual
        • lust = epithumia = lust pattern
    – and enticed = deleazo = baited



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  Resistance to Temptation
• James 1:15 Then when (THIS)
  lust has conceived,
• then = eita = next in sequence
• when (THIS) lust = ho
  epithumia = this specific lust
  pattern
• has conceived = sullambano =
  ―receives seed‖, is impregnated
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  Resistance to Temptation
• “it gives birth to sin...”
    – it gives birth = tikto = conceives
      (produces an embryo)
    – to sin = hamartia = the general term
      used for sin, meaning to miss the goal
      or target. This is the ―embryo‖.




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  Resistance to Temptation
• “and when sin is accomplished, it brings
  forth death.“
    – sin = hamartia
    – and when accomplished = apoteleo = from the
      ultimate source of its completion, at ―full term‖
      (gestation)
    – brings forth = apokueo = gives birth to
    – death = thanatos = death




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             The Sequence of
                Resisting
• 1. Recognize Temptation.
    – Know what Sin is
• 2. Refuse to entertain the temptation
    – ―I reject that thought.‖
• 3. Rehearse the appropriate
     doctrine or scripture.
    – Run it through your mind




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                  Recovery
• Recovery noun
• 1.The act of getting back or regaining:
  recoup, repossession, retrieval. See
  get/lose.
• 2.A return to normal health: rally,
  recuperation. See health/sickness.
• 3.A return to former prosperity or status:
  comeback.

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                  Righteousness
• righteousnessnoun1.The quality or state
  of being morally sound: good, goodness,
  morality, probity, rectitude, rightness,
  uprightness, virtue, virtuousness. See
  right/wrong.2.The moral quality of a
  course of action: ethic (used in plural),
  ethicality, ethicalness, morality, propriety,
  rightfulness, rightness.


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                  Renovation
• the act of improving by renewing and
  restoring
• Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to
  theis Cosmic System, but be transformed
  by the renovation of your thinking; that you
  may demonstrate the good, acceptable,
  and perfect will of God.



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                  Rehearsal
• The process of repeating information in
  working memory . This facilitates the
  short-term recall of information and its
  transfer to long-term memory.
• Rehearsing a future event through
  imagination.

• Repetition of an action so as to develop or
  maintain one's skill: drill, exercise,
  practice, study, training.
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                  Recognition
coming to understand something clearly and
  distinctly.
Synonyms: realization
• 1 Cor 11:19 for there must be factions
  among you in order that those who are
  genuine among you may be recognized.
• Tit 3:9   And foolish questions, and
  genealogies, and contentions, and strivings
  about law, stand away from—for they are
  unprofitable and vain.


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                  Recognition
• It is the Holy Spirit who must teach us by
  means of the Word, “comparing spiritual
  things with spiritual” (1 Cor. 2:13).




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                  Revelation
• revelation has 3 meanings:
• the speech act of making something
  evident

• an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
• communication of knowledge to man by a
  divine or supernatural agency



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                  Revelation
• Ps 40:10 I have not concealed Your
  righteousness within my heart; I
  have proclaimed Your faithfulness
  and Your salvation. I have not hid
  away Your steadfast love and Your
  truth from the great assembly.




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                  Revelation
• I Jn 4:12 No man has at any time
  [yet] seen God. But if we love one
  another, God abides (lives and
  remains) in us and His love (that
  love which is essentially His) is
  brought to completion (to its full
  maturity, runs its full course, is
  perfected) in us!


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