Focusing on ourselves will never reveal our life’s purpose, only the Lord can do that.


August 22, 2018

Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday,
August 22, 2018

One of the most important  and over-looked   functions of every believer is found in the word “remember” or “memory” which most of God’ people seem to forget.

“Remember your history, your victories on the battlefield or the relationship and fellowship between Jehovah Elohim (the Lord God) and the Jewish people (Nation) of .

Our Lord reveals His knowledge that He operates in by showing us certain parts of the Divine Decrees and how they relate to all of us.

From the very beginning the Lord even tells us what the ending will be and what is going to happen.

We cannot afford to focus in on our self- life but we must keep our eyes on being occupied with TLJC.

Whether it is the old man or the new man;
the New Creature or the old creature;
the first Adam and the last Adam;
the flesh and the Spirit = there is a battle going on!  

You need to realize that this is a real battle that all of us will have to face eventually someday.

Focusing on ourselves will never reveal our life’s purpose. Only the creator or the owner’s manual (Bible) could reveal the purpose.

“You can’t get there from here, You must start from the other side of the mountain!”

You cannot arrive at your life’s purpose by starting with a focus on yourself. You must begin with God, your Creator who reveals that “You and I exist only because God wills for us to exist.

The Lord is the one who decides the time of our death, the place of our death, and the means of our death.

It is the timing of God who ultimately makes the decisions concerning who is going to die and when and how!

PSA 68:20  God is to us a God of deliverances; And to God the Lord belong escapes from death.

You were made by God and for God-and until you understand that, life will never make sense.

It is only in God that we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny. Every other path leads to a dead end.

You were made for God, not vice versa, and life is about letting God use you for His purposes, not your using Him for your own purpose.

It is no accident that you are here today, or that you may be like the majority who have been deceived by Satan and the Kingdom of darkness.

God longs for you to discover the life He created
you to live-here on earth and forever in eternity .

Eph 1:11  It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ because he had his eye on us, and he had designs on us for glorious living,  part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.

 “Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life.

You were made by God and for God – and until you understand that, life will never make sense.

For thousands of years, brilliant philosophers have discussed and speculated about the meaning of life.

Philosophy reveals to us the way and means that mankind has come to certain opinions of life.

It is not whether or not the Bible agrees with philosophy but it’s just the opposite, does philosophy
agree with the wisdom of the Bible.

 “What on Earth are we Here for?”

The easiest way to discover the purpose of an invention is to ask the creator of it. The same is true for discovering your life’s purpose: Ask God.  

He has clearly revealed His purposes for our lives throughout the Bible =  Owner’s Manual, explaining why we are alive, how life works, what to avoid, and what to expect in the future.

 “God’s wisdom goes deep into His purposes. It’s not the latest message, but more like the oldest-what God determined as the wav to bring out his best in us.”

Everything starts with God!

DEU 29:29   “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.

We all should be thankful and grateful for grace and for one another.

“Be kind to one another, tender‑hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you”  is for the believer who has attained spiritual growth.

He is tender-hearted and forgives others on the basis of the fact that God has forgiven him.

Forgiving others allows God to handle the situation rather than self.

If you have failed under disaster testing or like the Jews you are blaming others, just simply name and cite it and go on = a part of the RFHC concerning how to give things over to the SCOH.

So that in EXO 14:14,  The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.”

DEU 3:22  ‘Do not fear them, for the Lord your God is the one fighting for you.’  

JOS 23:10-11,  “One of your men puts to flight a thousand, for the Lord your God is He who fights for you, just as He promised you. “So take diligent heed to yourselves to love the Lord your God.”

2CH 20:15, the Jews were afraid of the military and the nations which had gathered against them so much so they were extremely outnumbered.

2CH 20:15b”Listen, all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s.

2CH 20:17 ‘You need not fight in this battle; station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf,

If you are fulfilling the PPOG, there are some other passages in the NT which talks about the trap of revenge that is designed by Satan to destroy the human race and then blame God for doing it.

Rom 12:19  “Beloved, do not take your own revenge, but defer to the wrath of God.  For it stands written [Deu 32:35], `Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”

Col 3:13  “Bear one another and forgiving each other.  Whoever has a complaint against anyone else, just as the Lord forgave you, so also you should forgive others.”

This is guidance and direction concerning how to function under the Supreme Court of Heaven without any resentment.

What overcomes our resentment is that which David said in Psa 103:3 The Lord pardons all our iniquities; and heals all our diseases.

In Eph 1:7, the apostle Paul said,  “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,”

We are under surveillance by a super-natural system of demon investigators —  these demon investigators have a book or a journal or a diary of your life.

According to Eph 6:12, Satan has demon investigators who constantly keep track of all believers to accuse them before the throne; Rev 12:9-10.

HEB 4:16  Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.

COL 1:16  For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities‑‑ all things have been created by Him and for Him.

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

One of the main attributes that God uses as the Supreme Court Judge is His power or omnipotence which means He has the ability to use His power any time He wills to do so.

Omnipotence = all powerful and limitless in ability. This is why He is called “God Almighty” as in Gen 17:1   Now when Abram was ninety‑nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless.

Nothing is too difficult for Him, Gen 18:14  “Is anything too difficult for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”

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.”

God’s power is NOT manifested by muscle, His power is in His word and whatever He says happens. As Heb 1:3 says “He upholds all things by the word of His power.”

Point 2. The Supreme Court of Heaven is Always Open and Available for Believers Only.

The Lord is with you and available to you no matter what it is that you are bringing to the SCOH.

Ask God the Holy Spirit for guidance and direction in the matter and He will always guide you to do the right thing, in the right way and at the right time.

Some of the very basic principles that we need to be aware of when we are serving God with joyfulness of heart.

We will be targets for Satan and his kingdom of demons and fallen angels.

The supreme court of heaven is composed of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, and hears cases related  to the following categories:

  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. Evil in the world. 1TH 5:21-22, But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil.
  4. Sinfulness and injustice in human affairs. PSA 53:1 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God,” They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice; There is no one who does good.
  5. The rise and the fall of nations. REV 2:26 ‘And he who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations;
  6. Anti-Semitism, personal or national. GEN 12:3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
  7. Conflicts among believers. JAM 4:2 You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. And you are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask.
  8. Satanic accusations against believers. REV 12:10 “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night.
  9. Divine discipline of believers. HEB 12:5-6, “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, Nor faint when you are reproved by Him; For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines, And He scourges every son whom He receives. “h.  Child abuse. MAT 18:6  Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it is better for him that a heavy millstone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depth of the sea.