LIFE ON THE HIGHEST PLANE－A Study of the Spiritual Nature and Needs of Man
－BY RUTH PAXSON
VOLUME ONE THE PERSON AND WORK OF CHRIST
Chapter 1 HUMAN LIFE ON THREE PLANES
THE NATURAL MAN－The Attitude of the Natural Man to God.－The Relationship of the Natural Man to God. －The Condition of the Natural Man. THE SPIRITUAL MAN－The spiritual man is the exact antithesis of the natural man.－The Relationship of the Spiritual Man to God.－The Condition of the Spiritual Man.
THE CARNAL MAN－The Relationship of the Carnal Man to God.－The Condition of the Carnal Man.
Chapter 2 GOD’S FIRST MAN THE FIRST ADAM
God Created Man in His own Image.－The Formation of the Human Body.
Chapter 3 LIFE ON THE LOWEST PLANE
THE ENTRANCE OF SIN INTO MAN－The Condition of the Natural Man.－Satan, the Originator of Sin in God’s Universe.－Satan, the Deceiver and the Tempter, in Eden.－Let us examine God’s Word to see how Satan achieved his success.－The Sin of Adam and Eve and its Effect upon Themselves.－Environing Presence.－The Effect of Adam’s Sin upon the Human Race.Humanity inherited a sinful nature.－The Effect of Adam’s Sin upon the Social Order.The Effect of Adam’s Sin upon the Material Universe－The Effect of Adam’s Sin upon God.－The Prophecy of a Conflict and the Pronouncement of a Doom.
Chapter 4 LIFE ON THE LOWEST PLANE – THE RULE OF SIN OVER MAN
The Ruin wrought by Sin in the Human Personality.－(1) The mind of man was blinded.－He even calls evil, good and good, evil.－(2) The heart of man was defiled.－(3) The will of man was perverted.－The Manifestation of Sin in the Natural Man.－The Destiny of the Natural Man
Chapter 5 SATAN AND GOD IN CONFLICT
The Commencement of the Conflict.－The Consequences of the Conflict.－This living organism He calls His body, the Church.－The Consummation of the Conflict.
Chapter 6 FALSE AND FUTILE ATTEMPTS FOR SALVATION
THE NATURE OF SALVATION－Man’s False and Futile Attempts for Salvation.－No garment of salvation except the one He Himself provides will be acceptable to God.
Chapter 7 THE CHASM BRIDGED
The Chasm Bridged.－The Cross of the Lord Jesus－The Cross in God’s Eternal Purpose.Revelation of Redemption.
Chapter 8 GOD’S SECOND MAN THE LAST ADAM
THREE things are clear: man cannot save himself, God has undertaken to save him, －Jesus Christ is the means. －THE FIRST MAN THE SECOND MAN－THE FIRST ADAM THE LAST ADAM －” BY ONE MAN”－Disobedience ruined Obedience Redeemed－Sin ruined Grace Redeemed－Death ruined Life Redeemed－Judgment ruined Justification Redeemed－The Necessity of a Mediator.－Who is He?
Chapter 9 FOUR SPANS IN THE BRIDGE OF SALVATION
INCARNATION－First: Man must be restored to such a relationship with God as shall make possible the fulfilment of the original, divine intention in his creation.－Second: The sin question must be fully and finally settled. Sin must be dealt with in respect to its guilt, penalty, power and presence.－Third: Such propitiation and reconciliation must be effected as shall remove the barrier of separation be-tween God and man and give to every person the opportunity of restoration to God’s favour and fellowship.－Fourth: A new order of human beings must be inaugurated to supersede the old order which is in ruin and rejection.－Fifth: Satan, the original cause and continual instigator of sin in man, must be defeated and dethroned. God’s sovereignty over all things must be fully restored.－Revelation – The Preliminary Purpose in Incarnation.－Redemption – The Primary Purpose in Incarnation.－He is God’s last Adam.－God’s second Man had a tripartite human nature.－God’s second Man had a spirit. －God’s second Man had a soul. －God’s second Man had a body.－Lastly God’s second Man was tempted from without by Satan to doubt, disobedience and disloyalty.
Chapter 10 FOUR SPANS IN THE BRIDGE OF SALVATION
CRUCIFIXION－Death the Goal of Incarnation.－The Cross of Christ – The Great Divide.－The Cross of Christ – A Double Exposure－The Cross of Christ – The Place of Victory.－The New Testament is full of the same truth.－The Cross of Christ – A Divinely prepared Turning Point.－The Cross of Christ The End of the Old Creation and the Beginning of the New.－The Cross of Christ The Place of Decision that Determines Destiny.
Chapter 11 FOUR SPANS IN THE BRIDGE OF SALVATION
RESURRECTION－The Resurrection – An Essential Vindication.－The Resurrection – A Consummated Victory.－The victory over death was complete.－THE VICTORY; －The Resurrection The Divine Seal.－The Resurrection – A Sure Pledge.－The Resurrection – A New Beginning.
Chapter 12 FOUR SPANS IN THE BRIDGE OF SALVATION
ASCENSION AND EXALTATION－The Home-coming of the Son.－The Exaltation of the Son.－The Present Work of the Living Christ.－The Divine-human Mediator. －The Man who was the Sacrifice also offered the sacrifice.－The Sympathetic Advocate. －The Faithful Intercessor.
Chapter 13 THE CROWNING WORK OF JESUS CHRIST IN SALVATION
Two Wondrous Gifts.－God’s Crowning Work.－The Result of the Holy Spirit’s Baptism.
VOLUME TWO THE RELATION BETWEEN CHRIST AND THE CHRISTIAN
Chapter 1 Grace Triumphant over Sin
THE CHALLENGE OF GRACE－IN ADAM OR IN CHRIST
Chapter 2 Christ Our Saviour－The Bridge Crossed
THE INEVITABLE CHOICE－YOUR SIN OR GOD’S SON
THE GRACIOUS INVITATION
THE RESPONSE OF FAITH－THE BRIDGE CROSSED
THE FIRSTFRUITS OF FAITH
THE GREAT REFUSAL
Chapter 3 Christ Our Head－A New Creation Formed
THE RISEN CHRIST－HEAD OF A NEW ORDER
THE IMPLANTATION OF A NEW LIFE
THE IMPARTATION OF A NEW NATURE
THE HOLY SPIRIT－THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW LIFE
THE CROSS－THE PLACE OF SPIRITUAL BIRTH
A NEW CREATION FORMED
Chapter 4 Christ Our Lord－A New Sovereign in a New Sphere
THE CHARACTERISTIC MARK OF EACH SPHERE
THE REIGN OF THE OLD MAN
THE DETHRONEMENT OF THE OLD MAN－CO-CRUCIFIXION WITH CHRIST
THE CREATION OF THE NEW MAN.
CO-RESURRECTION WITH CHRIST
THE NEW SPHERE－THE BELIEVER IN CHRIST
THE NEW SOVEREIGN—-CHRIST IN THE BELIEVER
Chapter 5 Christ Our Life－A Perfect Oneness Effected A PERFECT ONENESS EFFECTED
Chapter 6 Christ Our Sanctification – A People for His Possession and Use
THE BELIEVER A SAINT BY CALLING
THE BELIEVER A SAINT BY POSITION
THE BELIEVER A SAINT BY CONDITION
SANCTIFICATION IS A RADICAL REVERSAL IN RELATIONSHIPS
Chapter 7 Christ Our Captain and Conqueror－Conflict and Conquest
THE CONFLICT IN THE HEAVENLIES
THE CAPTAIN OF THE HOST
THE CONQUEST OF THE ENEMY
Chapter 8 Life on the Highest Plane
IT IS A LIFE SAVED THROUGH GOD’S GRACIOUS PROVISION
IT IS A LIFE CONFORMED TO GOD’S PERFECT PATTERN
IT IS A LIFE PERFECTED BY GOD’S HOLY PRESENCE
IT IS A LIFE ENERGIZED BY GOD’S MIGHTY POWER
IT IS A LIFE FULFILLING GOD’S ETERNAL PURPOSE
IT IS A LIFE FASHIONED ON GOD’s ORIGINAL PLAN
IT IS A LIFE LIVED ON GOD’S APPOINTED PLANE
Chapter 9 Carnal or Spiritual
THE MARKS OF THE CARNAL CHRISTIAN
It is a Life of Unceasing Conflict
It is a Life of Repeated Defeat
It is a Life of Protracted Infancy
It is a Life of Barren Fruitlessness
It is a Life of Adulterous Infidelity
It is a Life of Dishonoring Hypocrisy
THE MARKS OF A SPIRITUAL CHRISTIAN
It is a Life of Abiding Peace
It is Life of Habitual Victory
It is a Life of Constant Growth Into Christlikeness
It is a Life of Supernatural Power
It is a Life of Devoted Separateness
It is a Life of Winsome Holiness
Chapter 10 The Christian’s Choice－Self or Christ?
THE COEXISTENCE OF TWO NATURES IN EVERY BELIEVER
THE CONFLICT OF THESE TWO NATURES IN EVERY BELIEVER
THE CONQUEST OF THE OLD NATURE
We Must Condemn the Flesh
We Must Consent to the Crucifixion of the Old Man
We Must Cooperate With the Holy Spirit in Keeping the Old Man Crucified
1. Reckon yourself dead unto sin.
2. Make no provision for the flesh.
3. Ignore the claims of the flesh.
4. Mortify the members of the body.
We Must Cast Off the Old Man
THE LORD JESUS IN CONTROL
We Must Crown Jesus Christ as LordWe Must Covet the Things of Christ
1. “Reckon yourself alive unto God.”
2. Make every provision for the Spirit.
3. Follow the leading of the Spirit.
4. Yield to Christ the control of every member of the body.
We Must Clothe Ourselves With Christ
VOLUME THREE THE BELIEVER’S RESPONSE TO THE HOLY SPIRIT’S INWORKING
Chapter 1 The Spirit－filled Life
THE HOLY SPIRIT－CHRIST’S GIFT TO THE BELIEVER
THE SPIRIT－FILLED LIFE
The Realization of Christ’s Abiding Presence
The Reproduction of Christ’s Holy Life
The Reenactment of Christ’s Supernatural Power Through Us
Chapter 2 The Prerequisite to Fullness－Cleansing
THE MEANS OF CLEANSING THE METHOD OF CLEANSING
THE MEASURE OF CLEANSING
Chapter 3 The Believer’s Part in Becoming Spirit－filled－Yielding
YIELDING－THE BELIEVER’S PART IN BECOMING SPIRIT－FILLED
THE LIFE YIELDED－WHY?
THE LIFE YIELDED－WHAT?
THE LIFE YIELDED－HOW?
Chapter 4 The Believer’s Part in Becoming Spirit－filled－Faith
FAITH IS THE COMPLEMENT OF GRACE
Faith opens the door to every blessing that is ours in Christ.
We have access by faith.
We have sonship by faith.
We have righteousness by faith.
We have forgiveness of sins and sanctification by faith.
We have cleansing by faith.
We have Christ’s indwelling by faith.
We receive the Holy Spirit by faith.
We inherit the promises by faith.
We have victory over the world by faith.
We have victory over the evil one by faith.
We have victory over circumstances and difficulties by faith.
We are kept through faith. We have power through faith.
In Christ we stand by faith;
we walk by faith;
we live by faith.
FAITH RESTS ON GOD’S FOUNDATION
FAITH IS ROOTED IN GOD’S GREAT FACTS
God is love. God’s grace is sufficient.
Christ is able to save to the uttermost.
Christ Jesus is in you, and you and Christ are one.
You are God’s child and heir.
You are complete in Christ.
You are seated with Christ in the heavenlies.
The Holy Spirit dwells within you.
FAITH RECKONS ON GOD’S FAITHFULNESS
FAITH RECEIVES GOD’S FULLNESS
Chapter 5 The Believer’s Part in Remaining Spirit－filled－Obedience
A STEP LENGTHENS INTO A WALK
A WALK IN OBEDIENCE TO GOD’S WILL
A WALK IN CONFORMITY TO GOD’S WAYS
A WALK IN OBEDIENCE TO THE WORD OF GOD
A WALK IN THE SPIRIT
Chapter 6 The Believer’s Part in Remaining Spirit－filled－Bible Study
AN ABIDING AND AN ABOUNDING LIFE
The Word of God is the medium in Regeneration
The Word of God is the medium in Revelation
The Word of God is the medium of renewal
The Word is a Mirror to Reveal
The Word is Water to cleanse and refresh
The Word of God is food to nourish and delight
The Word of God is a Lamp to Guide
The Word of God is wealth to enrich
The Word of God is a critic to Judge
The Word of God is a manual of Holy Living
The Word of God is a Weapon
The Word of God is a Fire that both burns and warms
The Word of God is a Hammer to break
The Word of God is a Seed that matures and multiplies
BIBLE STUDY FOR PERSONAL SPIRITUAL GROWTH
THE HOLY SPIRIT－THE DIVINE TEACHER, GUIDE AND REVEALER
Chapter 7 The Believer’s Part in Remaining Spirit－filled－Prayer
AN INNER ROOM－RECIPROCAL COMMUNION
AN UPPER ROOM－RESPONSIVE COOPERATION
THE PREREQUISITES FOR PREVAILING PRAYER
Chapter 8 The Works of the Spiritual Man
GOD’S WORK IN THIS AGE IS EXECUTED THROUGH A DIVINE－HUMAN PARTNERSHIP
GOD’S WORK IN THIS AGE IS ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH SUPERNATURAL POWER
Chapter 9 The Relationships of the Spiritual Man
THE SPIRITUAL MAN’S RELATIONSHIP TO GOD
THE SPIRITUAL MAN’S RELATIONSHIP TO FELLOW CHRISTIANS
THE HOLY SPIRIT－THE DIVINE AGENT IN THIS THREEFOLD ADJUSTMENT
Chapter 10 The Hope of the Spiritual Man
OUR LORD’S RETURN－ANNOUNCED
OUR LORD’S RETURN－ANTICIPATED
OUR LORD’S RETURN－ACTUALIZED
OUR LORD’S RETURN－ATTITUDE
OUR LORD’S RETURN－APPROACH
OUR LORD’S RETURN－APPEAL
Chapter 11 The Story of Salvation Told in Five Chapters
Chapter 1 THE SINNER IN ADAM－WITHOUT CHRIST.
Chapter 2 THE SINNER AT THE CROSS－WITH CHRIST.
Chapter 3 THE BELIEVER IN THE HEAVENLIES－IN CHRIST.
Chapter 4 THE BELIEVER ON THE EARTH－THROUGH CHRIST.
Chapter 5 THE BELIEVER IN THE AIR. LIKE CHRIST.