Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

2008 San Francisco Conference. Part 2.

Why did God create mankind and what was God’s way of dealing with man’s fallen state?

GEN 2:7 Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
GEN 2:18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”

Many would even have the audacity of blaming God for Adam’s or man’s new predicament.

Through her actions and those of her husband, both of them became closer to God than they ever could have dreamed of while remaining perfect in the Garden.

In the Garden, they existed with God, but in their fallen state they needed God’s grace and mercy and God delivered them and met their need.

Not with them trying to do some works and cover themselves with operation fig leaves, but with God covering them with animal skins as a picture of the sacrifice of the seed to come from the woman, GEN 3:15, TLJC.

GEN 3:21 And the Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.

Adam and the woman now had to rely on the justice and grace of God and +R rather than trying to remain perfect on a moment by moment basis.

It’s the one who causes you to have to get on your knees and to know God.
The one who drives you to the PSD.
The one who pushes you to need the grace, mercy, and love of God.

This was not only true for them but for all of their own progeny or seed which were to follow.
Because every member of the human race would be born in sin, born condemned before they ever committed one sin.

All of the human race would now have to learn to rely on the justice and grace of God for deliverance from their sinful state, and God Himself provided that justice and grace so man could be set free forever.

He accuses them of not living in the victorious Christian life, of not living in the freedom that TLJC died for them to have now on this earth.

GAL 5:1 It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.

GAL 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only {do} not {turn} your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Three reasons:
1. Blood – dealt with their sin
2. Word of God became their testimony.
3. They did not love their life even to the point of death.

PHI 1:21 For me, living is Christ, likewise dying is profit.
Alive, I’m Christ’s messenger; dead, I’m his bounty or reward.

ROM 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

When a believer begins to discover something of the awful tyranny and bondage of trying to improve the self-life, he becomes intensely concerned, not about the denial of the self life, but the resultant freedom to rest and grow in Christ.

ROM 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?

ROM 8:33 Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies;

God did not ask man to satisfy His justice since this would be impossible for man.
God did it Himself by becoming a man, a perfect man, and dying a spiritual death as a substitute for all mankind.

2CO 5:20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

1PE 3:18 For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;

In grace, the requirement for receiving this justification, man was asked simply to believe in the Christ as his Savior.

With this faith the sin problem was solved by the Son.
Because of condemnation at birth, man’s personal sins were never actually the real issue since it was not personal sins that made man a sinner.

If one man’s SIN put all mankind in the dead-end abyss of separation from God, just think of what God’s Gift poured of salvation through one man, Jesus Christ, will do!

The verdict on that one sin was the death sentence; the verdict on the many sins that followed was this wonderful life sentence.

If death dominated and controlled us through one man’s sin, (Much more) can you imagine the breathtaking gift from God through His Son, the last Adam, sovereign life to us.

Those who grasp this extravagant gift of life from God will reign in the life that the one man Jesus Christ provides.

Just as one person did it wrong and got us all in this trouble with sin and death, another person did it right and got us out of it.

All that “passing laws against sin” did was to produce more lawbreakers.

All sin can do is threaten us with death, and that’s the end of it.
Whereas when grace rules, it invites us into life – a life that goes on and on and on.

You don’t have any right to go around thinking that the sins you committed made you spiritually dead.

We have the very righteousness of Christ and we are accepted in the Beloved one, TLJC.

Robert McLaughlin
Bible Ministries
San Francisco Conference
Speaker: Pastor Rory Clark
Friday PM,
November 14, 2008

Royalty
To have the rights,
the prerogatives,
the domain,
the character,
and the quality of nobility.

If there is anything overwhelming about the Christian Way of Life, what needs to be most overwhelming to you is that
you are ROYALTY.
Begin to think of yourself that way!

The Cosmic Admonition
Don’t just sit there!
Do something!

Royalty thinks vertically
and not horizontally.

Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ (and you have),
keep (on) seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. COL 3:1

Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. COL 3:2

Royalty learns to be regal by sitting under instruction…
that’s the way we are to begin the Christian Way of Life.

Fools rush in where the wise fear to tread.

Royalty learns first to SIT,
then to WALK,
then to STAND.

Our SIT involves the Greek words Meno and Pistis.
Meno is the Greek word for abide…we abide in the Lord.
“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides (meno) in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”
JOH 15:5

Pistis is the Greek word for bible doctrine… that which is believed…
we take in doctrine on a daily basis under a prepared pastor.
For we walk by faith (pistis… bible doctrines), not by sight (empiricism). 2CO 5:7

Our WALK involves the Greek words Elpis and Agapao.
Elpis is Greek word for hope… absolute confidence.

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope (absolute confidence) of His calling (the invitation to believe results in a lifetime in eternity), what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. EPH 1:18

Agapao is the word for a mental love… unconditional love.
The one (a cosmic believer)
who does not love (agapao)
does not know God,
for God is love (agapao).
1JO 4:8

Our STAND involves the Greek words Miseo and Anthistemi.
Miseo is the word for hate… or sometimes takes on the meaning of preferring one thing over another… to love less…
we prefer the divine power system to the cosmic power system.

“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.” JOH 15:18
Anthistemi is the word for resist… which is what we do when we encounter cosmic temptation.
Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
JAM 4:7

As royalty is “groomed,” they are trained via
Education (SIT)
Examination (WALK)
Evaluation (STAND)

God says to us, sit down and let me show you all I did for you BEFORE I ask you to do anything.

Repose
The state of being at rest… calmness…
absence of movement…
tranquility.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. EPH 1:3
…just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. EPH 1:4
He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will. EPH 1:5

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace. EPH 1:7
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him. EPH 1:9
…also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will. EPH 1:11

…to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory. EPH 1:12
In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation – having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise… EPH 1:13
It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep. PSA 127:2

…but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. 2PE 3:18
But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. 1CO 11:31

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit. EPH 5:18

Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it. HEB 4:1

“For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” MAT 11:30

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