3 The Divine Dynasphere Gate 8 The Winner’s GateThis is the most advanced level of spiritual adulthood.This advances us to Friend of God status (Jms. 2:23).God is glorified & the believer is blessed to the maximum under all circumstances, whether prosperity or adversity (cf. Phil. 4:11-13).Solves the problem of capacity for life in ALL circumstances.The greatest of all the problem solving devices (I Pet. 1:6-8).This gives us a stabilized inner joy (John 15:7-14).
4 The Divine Dynasphere Gate 8 The Winner’s GateThis is the Gate of Perfecting Virtue (maturity a majority of the time on our part which produces maturity in others).The Gate of Fruitfulness.Col. 1:28, 29 –“teaching” (vs. 28) didaskō (G1321) – to hold discourse with others in order to instruct them; to deliver didactic discourses (i.e., systematic, categorical, exegetical teaching).“labor” (vs. 29) kopiaō (G2872) – to grow weary, tired, exhausted (with toil or burdens or grief).“striving” (vs.29) agōnizomai (G75) – to enter a contest; to contend with adversaries; fight; to contend, struggle, with difficulties & dangers.“working” (vs. 29) energeia (G1753) – superhuman power; operative power.“works” (vs. 29) energeō (G1754) (see above).“mightily” (vs. 29) lit., “in (en) (G1722) power (dunamis).” Dunamis is inherent power.
5 The Divine Dynasphere Gate 8 The Winner’s GateII Cor. 3:2I John 1:3, 4I Pet. 3:15“answer” apologia (G627) (eng., apologitics) – a reasoned statement or argument.“reason” logos (G3056) – a word; embodies a concept or idea; the divine reason or plan which coordinates a changing universe (Heraclitus approx. 600 B.C.).
6 The Divine Dynasphere Gate 8 The Winner’s GateThis is the “Evidence Testing” Gate – this is Satan’s cross-examination of the mature believer (Job is an example).This brings maximum glorification to God.
7 The Divine Dynasphere & The Problem Solving Devices Gate #1: The Power Gate – Solves the problem of power for living.Gate #2: The Objectivity Gate – Solves the problem of failure (Rebound); Solves the problem of how to think clearly under pressure (Faith-Rest Drill); Solves the problem of, “Where am I going in life?” (lack of hope & purpose) (Hope).Gate #3: The Teachability Gate – Genuine & Enforced Humility – Solves the problem of arrogance (the believer’s worst enemy).
8 The Divine Dynasphere & The Problem Solving Devices Gate #4: The Momentum Gate (perception & application of doctrine) – Solves the problem of ignorance.Gate #5: The Motivating Virtue Gate (occupation with Christ) – Solves the problem of relationship with God & self.Gate #6: The Functional Virtue Gate – Solves the problem of relationships with mankind.
9 The Divine Dynasphere & The Problem Solving Devices Gate #7: The Momentum Testing Gate – Solves the problem of direction in life.Gate #8: The Winner’s Gate – Solves the problem of capacity for life in all circumstances.