Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

First, it pierces, or it reaches through and penetrates through a three-dimensional space, the body, soul and spirit.

The second thing that the word of God's does is that it judges or critiques us meaning to judge, to discern, or to evaluate our lives.
It works, first of all, because it is universal in scope.....no one is hidden from God's sight.
It knows everything about us including our innermost secrets and all the skeletons in our closet.

The Word of God works because it is universal in scope and secondly, it is limitless in exposure.
all things are open means all things are uncovered.
laid bare means to be totally and completely exposed.

God's two edged sword reveals the thoughts of your heart and the intentions of your actions.
It is able to go beyond the action to the motive into the thought life so that He is able to expose and reveal to us the true meaning behind our thoughts, our words and our actions.....if we would simply listen to His truth.

2TI 3:16-17  All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

I have change this to All scripture is God-breathed and is profitable for doctrine,  for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: so that the man {or woman} of God may become mature, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

The most important word in 2TI 3:16 is the adjective theopneustos which means breathing in and breathing out, and it speaks of the inhale and exhale of the Word of God.

God the Holy Spirit directed the human writers of scripture to put down in writing God's very own complete message to man recorded in perfect accuracy in the original languages.

MAT 24:35  "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away.

JOH 6:63  "It is the spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

Theopneustos again, which means breathing in and breathing out, speaks of the inhale and exhale of the word of God.

The greatest profit and wealth in the world is contained in the Bible.

Reproof is what you hear sometimes that you don't want to hear.

For correction -  what a lot of you don't like and some of you can't take.

For training in righteousness -  a reference to the training which produces character and integrity in your life.
"so that the believer will be proficient, capable, mature and equipped for every good work."

Prin - Without doctrine there is no legitimate Christian service.

Your spiritual skills must precede your production skills for the performance of divine good.

Inspiration guarantees that the canon of scripture or the Bible is accurate.

Inspiration guarantees that all believers in all dispensations will always have a clear revelation of the plan of God for their lives.

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2TI 2:15  Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth.

The pastor is responsible to communicate the information to the believer so that the filling of the Holy Spirit and Bible doctrine in the soul makes the advance to maturity possible.

All believers have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit who is their true teacher, JOH 14:26.

JOH 14:26  "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.

All believers have the indwelling of the Spirit permanently but they do not have the filling of the Spirit permanently.

You are commanded to be filled with the Spirit but you are never commanded to indwelt by the Spirit.

You are always indwelt by the Spirit says EPH 4:30, but not always filled with the Spirit says EPH 5:18.

1CO 3:16   Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwells in you?

The indwelling of the Spirit is permanent, it is something which every believer has.

You do not grow because of the indwelling of the Spirit, you grow because of the filling of the Holy Spirit, EPH 5:18.

Phillips Translation - EPH 5:18  Don't get your stimulus from wine, (for there is the danger of excessive drinking),  but let the Spirit stimulate your souls.

Bible doctrine is transferred from the written page to the believer's soul by Bible teaching from one's right pastor‑teacher.

Since the Holy Spirit works through the word of God in the Church- age, the vacancy of doctrine in the soul creates a demand for the perception of doctrine.

No believer can attain spiritual maturity and become an invisible hero or spiritual champion and glorify God apart from PMA of BD.

The Bible is our textbook, but the gift of pastor-teacher is designed to communicate the specifics of the mystery doctrine that causes spiritual growth.

Since every believer is a royal priest and represents himself before God, it is necessary for him to understand the system of delegated authority whereby he receives his spiritual nourishment and which causes momentum in the PPOG.

Joints and ligaments are to provide motion, coordination, strength, and body action.

Joints and ligaments cannot refer to TLJC because Christ is the head of the body, which is the Royal Family, EPH 1:22-23; EPH 5:23-24; COL 1:18.

Joints are those parts of the body where bones or elements of a skeleton join. Joints permit motion and coordination of the human body.

Ligaments are tissue used to connect joint extremities and ligaments can also be tough tissue used to support an organ of the body in its proper place.

This includes the joints and ligaments which are born again believers who function under a spiritual gift which provide what joints and ligaments are to provide for the body.

They provide motion, coordination, strength, and body action.

Different parts of the body represent the variety of differences among believers from the standpoint of spiritual gifts, growth, progress, function, and personality.

In the natural realm, joints provide the unity of the body and give it cohesion, because joints are the point of contact and the connection between various parts of the body.....and so it is in the spiritual realm.

The word "joint" does not apply to the evangelist, but only to the pastor-teacher, the one who communicates doctrine for the body's spiritual growth.

The casting director is God the Holy Spirit.

LUK 6:40  "A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.

This does not have to with his lifestyle, nor his personal opinions or his personality but his attitude toward doctrine as the apostle Paul teaches us in PHI 3:15-17.

Only the spiritual gift of pastor-teacher is equipped to dig out the truth of the mystery doctrine and communicate it to you.

COL 2:19 from whom the entire body, by the joints and ligaments being supplied and held together, grows with a growth which is from God.

a. Joints fasten one member of the body with another, therefore, the communication of doctrine from the PT is the only basis for true unity in the body of Christ, EPH 4:13.

b. Joints refer to the point of contact that TLJC, the head of the body, uses to communicate with his own body and therefore the teaching ministry of the pastor-teacher.

c. Joints provide the nourishment, proper function and unity in the body of Christ.

d. The communication gift of pastor-teacher is designed for the "edification" or the "building up" of the body.

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