Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLuaghlin
Sunday June 30, 2019
No matter what questions you may have – inevitably. the answers are found in the Book or in the Word of God; DEU 32:4.
DEU 32:4 “The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.
There are certain passages where believers can fulfill God’s plan, the PPOG, with their very own personal sense of destiny that is to follow.
Triple “L” = Listening; Learning, Living, as we try to fulfill the spiritual life which we have been called to fulfill.
1TI 2:4 reveals that “God’s Word desires all men to be saved and to come to the [epignosis knowledgemetabolized doctrine] of the truth.
There are two basic questions that people have to answer which deals with God’s Word and the environment of our very own spiritual life as we are living and are united in Him.”
PSA 51:6 Behold, Thou dost desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part Thou wilt make me know wisdom.
Prin: It is an honest member of the Royal Family who operates in the virtue or integrity of God.
Second Prin: At certain times, the average believer recognizes the important doctrinal conclusions that need to be followed as Christian soldiers and not ignore your responsibilities.
We could enjoy every minute of this “New Spiritual Life” that God has called us to live in so that we could reap the benefits of PVTD, positive volition toward doctrine.
Church = ekklesia
The preposition ek = out from
The noun kaleo = called out ones.
Aristocracy refers to the highest class of individuals who are recognized in certain societies, as being close to the king of the country that they have been sent from.
- An ambassador does not appoint himself.
We were appointed by God in Eternity Past when the Lord saw that we would believe in Him as our Savior under the proper biblical environment for the evangelizing of those who need to be saved.
- The ambassador does not support himself. The Church-age believer is provided for by God and His logistical grace.
- The ambassador’s instructions are always in written form so he has no doubt as to what he should do.
- The ambassador does not belong to the country to which he is sent; Phi 3:20.
Our citizenship and home is in heaven.
We are also citizens of a client nation to God.
- The ambassador does not live in the foreign country for his own personal interest.
Our ambassadorship includes the attainment and function of the spiritual skills, the filling of the Holy Spirit, cognition of Bible doctrine, and execution of the PPOG.
Our production skills, which include our ambassadorship, are in place as of the moment of salvation, but are not effective until we develop spiritual skills.
- The ambassador does not treat any insult to himself as personal.
When you are insulted, treated unfairly, or ridiculed, you have tremendous problem solving devices.
- When an ambassador is recalled, his recall is tantamount to a declaration of war.
This is analogous to the rapture of the church whereas the tribulation is analogous to the period of war.
If it has not happened to you yet, it will happen, because one of the questions that everyone has from time to time is the fact that if God loves us so much, then why do we suffer?
We suffer because the Bible, the Word of God, prophesied that our Lord was also going to suffer but He would still remain under the control of the Mentorship of God the Holy Spirit.
Many believers have missed out on receiving divine blessings from the doctrine of Election where our Lord willed His highest and best for all members of his Royal Family to love and to enjoy.
“If God loves us so much then why do people die?”
“If God loves those He created so much, then why did He create the eternal lake of fire or hell for those who reject the Gospel and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ?”
We know that because our Lord said in MAT 25:41 that the eternal fire had been originally prepared for the devil and his angels, not the human race.
MAT 25:41 “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;
Sheol [the part of Hades where unbelievers go after they die] had to be enlarged, that is to make room for members of the human race who reject the Gospel.
ISA 5:14 Therefore Sheol has enlarged its throat and opened its mouth without measure;
The point is that so many people do not realize some of the important principles concerning the devil and his angels which reveals to me the importance of repetition,
The personal pronoun autou [translated “His”] anggelos [fallen angels who recognize the authority of Heylel [devil or Satan].
Even the devil and his angels know and recognize the importance of authority, especially the spiritual authority of the two different kingdoms.
MAT 26:29 “But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”
MAR 1:15, where our Lord said; “The time is fulfilled, and “the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
Here is one of the most common description that is used and called “The Kingdom of God.”
In JOH 18:36, our Lord called it “My Kingdom.”
EPH 5:5 For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
In COL 1:9-17, the word kingdom was also known as the domain or the kingdom of darkness or the kingdom of His beloved Son.
ISA 65:24 “It will also come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.
Before we call or ask Him for anything, we should realize that He has already answered us even before we ask?
If He hears us” while we are “still speaking,” then that means He already knows what we were going to ask Him before we do ask Him.
Whatever it is, it will be exceeding abundantly beyond all that we could ask or think, EPH 3:20.
EPH 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us.
Why do we ask the Lord for anything, if He already knows what we need before we even need it or ask it.
ISA 65:1 “I permitted Myself to be sought by those who did not ask for Me;
What does it mean when our Lord says; “I permitted Myself to be sought by those who did not ask for Me?”
NUM 21:6 And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died.
The Lord was responding to the rebellion and the implacability of the Jewish people who were complaining to Moses and the Lord about being delivered from the slavery in Egypt.
The spiritual is “lifting up our Lord” in the spiritual realm where we believe in “lifting up our Lord” or as Him being number one and the top priority of living the spiritual life.
JOH 5:41 “I do not receive glory from men;
JOH 6:44 “No one can come to Me, unless the Father who sent Me draws him;”
JOH 6:45 “It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught of God or by God. Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me.”
In this way, the Lord permitted Himself to be found by those who did not ask Him for anything or seek Him for anything.
ISA 65:1 “I permitted Myself to be sought by those who did not ask for Me;
They didn’t ask for the Lord, but He still permitted them to search for Him.
How did they “seek for Him” or how was He “sought by them” if He hadn’t called for them?
He did that only in the sense that they were born with a light or with a conscience that convicts them of the fact that there has to be a Creator and that can be found even within nature.
JOH 1:9 There was the true light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.
He was constantly dealing with people who were jealous of Him.
People who were bitter, angry, and even filled with hate.
“seeming contradictions” = they appear to be saying one thing while they are really saying another.
Notice they love to stand and pray in the synagogues in order to be seen by men.
This is the motivation that keeps them going which is to do things in front of others for the sake of promoting self or promoting man instead of trying to live in their self-promotion as a man-pleaser.
We need to make sure that we are also always ready and prepared for any spiritual combat or spiritual life that comes our way.
One of the major attacks we all must face, is the attack of the temptation to become men-pleasers rather than God-pleasers.
The principle is: You cannot please men and be a bond‑servant of Christ; Gal 1:9-10.
The Apostle Peter publicly stated that “We must” or “We need” to live according to the divine principle of obeying or choosing God over man.
Act 5:29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.
Look at what the apostle Paul stated concerning this principle in Eph 6:5-9.
JOH 12:43 “love the approval of men rather than the approval of God.”
Main Doctrinal Principle; For that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.
How should we answer the questions that others have concerning prayer as to why ask God for things if He already knows what we need.
The implication here is that if the Father knows what we need before we ask Him, then why do we ask Him?
Does man or woman have the freedom to choose whatever they desire?
Does man or woman have a choice to choose whatever they desire?
We are not really free to do whatever we want to do, or to think whatever we want to think or to say whatever we want or live like we want as well.
We do have freedom, but the freedom is limited by the choices we are offered, because the freedom that we have is freedom to choose from the choices that we are offered.
We are not free to do whatever we want to; we are free to choose from the choices our Lord gives us.
MAT 22:42 “What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?”
JOH 3:18 “He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Man is not really a product of his own free will because he is not given freedom to do whatever he wants to do, in reality, he is given a choice as to what kingdom he wants to be a part of.