Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
April 17, 2019
The Law is Just;
The Law is Holy;
The Law is Righteous;
The Law is all-powerful.
The Law teaches us to love;
The Law teaches us to Forgive;
The Law is Veracity or Truth;
The Law is perfect and always right.
1TI 1:8 But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully,
The Word of God is the ultimate manifestation of Divine Essence or Who the Lord really is.
MAT 24:35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away.
The Lord taught His followers to beware of following Him for the wrong reason or the wrong motivation in MAR 8:34-38.
This principle concerning the importance of the place that God’s word should have even among our families is taught by our Lord; LUK 11:27-28.
As far as the grace and love of God are revealed both in the Old Testament and the New Testament, it is the Word of God that gives us the power and insight into knowing our Lord.
Angelic Conflict = revealed in Job 23, even though it takes some imagination to appreciate the “Divine Call of God” and the intimacy that exists because of PVTD.
Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil;” Job 1:8.
I’d find out exactly what He’s thinking, discover what’s going on in His head.
Job 23:13 “But He is unique [dispensation of the Hypostatic Union] and who can turn Him? And what His soul desires, that He does.
JOB 23:14 “For [1TH 5:24 of the OT] He performs what is appointed for me, And many such decrees are with Him.
1TH 5:24 Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.
Job 23 – this time expect to see the Lord to reveal to us some of the principles that are often ignored or rejected because of believers who have no desire to know the real Truth.
They know the truth but do not really care what the Truth is.
They are indifferent and familiar with God’s Truth.
It is Truth that is very vital for all of us to cherish and to honor and to obey.
Truth was the main issue when our Lord was sent to Pilate.
PSA 81:10 “I, the Lord, am your God, Who brought you up from the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.
God the Holy Spirit inspires the Apostle John to put down in writing what happened between Pilate and Jesus; Joh 18:28-38.
They will say such things like was is said in Joh 18 where Jesus was before Pilate or Pilate before Jesus.
“This was the time that Jesus had to stand before Pilate to defend Himself.”
They say — “Jesus had to stand before Pilate, but in reality it was not Jesus before Pilate it was Pilate before Jesus.
The real phrase says that the first statement is wrong, it was not “Jesus Before Pilate” (as if Pilate is the judge) but “Pilate Before Jesus” because in truth, Jesus is the judge.
Here is a part of the story that a man named Pilate, a tragic self-serving coward who was on trial for his own life and his own career and his own eternal destiny as he stood before Jesus.
”Was it Jesus standing before Pilate” or was it “Pilate standing before Jesus?”
In their hypocrisy, they were so concerned about mishandling the protocol of the Passover and they wanted to make sure that they were holy enough to do so.
They not only ignored the Savior as He was standing before them — they didn’t even have enough doctrine to recognize that the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world is inches away from them.
The Lord sent the Apostle Paul who revealed the deceitfulness of Satan and the kingdom of darkness as he is trying to attack the members of the Royal Family, the church and then the future bride of Christ.
Truth is that which our Lord uses to guide us and lead us to the place of fellowship and rest with the Lord; Psa 43:3-4.
“Never, ever, hit or physically abuse a female, not just a woman, but also a female.
“Bob, have you ever noticed that the older you get, the smarter I get?”
One of the greatest lessons that he hammered into me was not to be a phony.
You can be a lot of things in life but being a phony is literally being a hypocrite, a liar, a deceiver, or someone who just loves to take advantage of the weaker parties and the arrogant parties.
The Colonel said to get rid of the individual that I thought was a friend before he conspires against me like Korah, Datham and Abiram did against Moses.
It is the grace and knowledge of the Truth that unites us together to enjoy each others portion.
Eliphaz was one of those so-called friends who was a part of the “Three Blind Mice” friends of Job.
Pro 17:17, A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.
This is what I like to call the silence of God, where God cannot speak during the cross examination of Satan and his fallen angels in the historical trial of the Angelic Conflict.
Satan has not taken Job’s life but he can take anything or anyone he desires, including Job’s wife, who apparently was better off to Satan alive rather then dead.
I think that we can all come up with some good reasons as to why Satan would NOT take Job’s wife!
Most of you have heard the statement I am about to make which is based upon the fact that “Hell hath no fury like a woman’s scorn.”
None of us men in this church or in any other church could ever give Satan a go when it comes to looks or brains.
Satan, the devil, Lucifer, Heylel, whatever his name is, just remember Satan is not only handsome and wise, but he would win over most of the females that might even be open to him right now!
Satan is also a genius mentally as well as a musician and a writer of music.