Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday, June 4, 2017

You all gone far enough.
You all think you as just as much holy to Him.
The Lord is on our side.
The Lord is present with us as with You.

PSA 30:5b Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.

When others think you should be mourning and depressed, you'll be celebrating and obsessed with the happiness of the Lord.

In verse one, we read that he fell on his face.

Notice that it wasn't until Moses and Aaron fell on their faces, which was an expression of their attitude of prostration or worshipping God, that they saw and experienced the glory of the Lord.

"fell on the face" signified the attitude of humility that a believer has toward God or allowing them to do so.

In 1Ch 29:20, we read that David led the entire Israeli congregation into fallen on their faces and bowing down worshipping the Lord.

Here we see "fallen on the face" as an expression of love and respect toward the Lord.

Even in heaven, angels and humans bow down before the Lord in Rev 7:11, which is where we see that in heaven or the eternal state, "fallen on your face" is a sign of respect .

This means that "A thankfulness and gratitude" is revealed by "fallen on the face" or really putting yourself in any position where you are totally vulnerable and dependent upon the Lord.

In Mat 2:11, we learn that "fallen on the face" is a recognition of TLJC as the Messiah.

"fallen on your face" was a sign of honor and respect.

As TLJC said to Peter one day in Joh 13:7, "what I do you do not realize now, but you shall understand hereafter."

As the apostle Paul said in Rom 11:33 "Oh,the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable are His ways."

It is God's intention that every believer come to understand everything in the Bible in His time for you to understand.

Deu 29:29 "The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and our children forever."

Rom 8:28 "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."  

Prin: For the mature believer, in areas of his life where others are disturbed and freaking out, in those same areas he has a R.M.A.

Knowing the character and nature o of God and His omniscience is the daily understanding that no matter what a day may bring, whether adversity or prosperity, there's a divine purpose for it.

Knowing everything He has also provided from His omnipotence, a divine solution for every problem.

This is why I said to you that "Knowing the fact that God has omniscience is very comforting to the believer who truly loves God!"

  1. The fourth pertinent attribute of divine essence related to the function of the supreme court of heaven is omnipotence, which means that all three members of the court have the power to execute all sentences, all judgments of the court.

The only thing that hinders a judgment from being carried out is that a believer gets in the way through reaction, seeking revenge, arrogance sins, emotional sins, lust to hurt others.

Omnipotence means that God is all powerful and limitless in ability. This is why He is called God almighty as in Gen 17:1.

We are also told that nothing is too difficult for Him, Gen 18:14.

Isa 40:26 lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power not one of them is missing.

Jer 27:5 "I have made the earth, the men and the beasts which are on the face of the earth by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and I will give it to the one who is pleasing in My sight."

As Heb 1:3 says "He upholds all things by the word of His power".

This power is also used by God to keep the believer safe for Him forever as in 1Pe 1:5, "You are protected by the power of God"

You must understand that all that happens is not from the power of God.

God has allowed both angels and mankind to possess volition, and both angels and mankind have used that volition in a negative way.

When we understand the omnipotence of God, we will be assured that "nothing is to hard for Him" as Jer 32:7 states.

As TLJC in Mat 19:26, "with God all things are possible"

Job said after he went through more suffering than anyone alive "I know l can do all things" in Job 42:1.

  1. Omniscience, which means that all of the three judges have known all of the facts of every case from eternity past.
  2. The third attribute needed to understand is sovereignty, which means that the decisions rendered by the court come from perfect, eternal, incorruptible, divine volition.

Deu 4:39 know therefore today, and take it to your heart, that the Lord, He is God in heaven above and on the earth below; there is no other.

  1. The fourth pertinent attribute of divine essence related to the function of the supreme court of heaven is omnipotence, which means that all three members of the court have the power to execute all sentences, all judgments of the court.

Psa 119:68 Thou art good and doest good; teach me Thy statutes.

Each member of the Godhead is perfect in person and in character. Therefore, approaching the supreme court of heaven for redress of grievances, or as a plaintiff, or as a victim of injustice,

or as an injured party of vilification, misrepresentation, character assassination, child abuse, or victim of the public lie......demands the faith-rest drill.

Point 2. The supreme court of heaven is open twenty-four hours a day.

  1. Evil in the world. B. Sinfulness and injustice in human affairs. C. The rise and the fall of nations. D. Anti-Semitism, personal or national.
  2. Conflicts among believers. F. Satanic accusations against believers. G. Divine discipline of believers. H. Child abuse.
  3. Jesus Christ is God. He is co-equal with God, superior to mankind, and perfect mankind in one person forever. Therefore, He is the perfect judge.
  4. Jesus Christ, as the son of man, emphasizing his hypostatic union, makes him the unique judge sitting on the supreme court of heaven.
  5. The rebound technique--we have the right to judge ourselves by naming our sins and being forgiven by God, 1Co 11:27-30.
  6. The judgment of the believer's works after the Rapture of the church at the judgment seat of our Lord Jesus Christ, 1Co 3:11-15, 2Co 5:10.
  7. The judgment of all "believers" at the baptism of fire at the second advent of Christ. Mat 13:24‑30, 36‑40, Mat 13:47‑50.
  8. The judgment of all "unbelievers" at the baptism of fire at the second advent of Christ. Mat 25:31‑46.
  9. The judgment of Satan and all fallen angels at the end of the Millennium, Rev 20:1-10.

                                                           

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