Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
All believers in Christ are either winner or loser believers! How to be a winner.
One of the most overlooked subjects that is found in our passage in Joh 15, is the importance of the role of the Third member of the Trinity, God the Holy Spirit.
God the Father Who is called our Vinedresser because He is always at work within us as He has been preparing us for our Wedding Feast and the Wedding Supper.
The Wedding Supper is a formal wedding celebration between our Lord and His bride to be, along with God the Father, and God the Holy Spirit, with all the elect angels present.
REV 3:4 ‘But you have a few people [small pivot] in Sardis who have not soiled their garments [kept up to date with rebound]; and they will walk with Me in white [leukos in the plural should be translated whites or in white uniforms as a perfect reference to experiential righteousness] for they are worthy.
Satan and his kingdom of darkness can.
PHI 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back to our Lord by becoming more for Him because of 2Co 5:14, love for Christ motivates us.
Whatever you hold onto in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life.”
Try your best with all your heart and soul and you will become what you are trying for.
How many believers are controlled by fear and stress and yet. “Ten years from now you’ll laugh at whatever’s stressing you out today.
It is a true statement and it is correct from a doctrinal standpoint, but it doesn’t apply!
Eliphaz describes in great accuracy the correct doctrine of divine discipline and the resultant suffering.
This doesn’t mean a thing to Job however except to reveal to him that he has lost his friends, they have judged him, and maligned him erroneously.
Job 5:19-27 is a dissertation on spiritual maturity and the fantastic blessings that come to the mature believer.
The problem is that Eliphaz is insinuating that if Job was a mature believer he would have been protected from all that happened.
deliver — the Hebrew verb natsal meaning to rescue, to deliver, to come through for, it emphasizes logistical grace.
It could be suffering for blessing, It could be suffering for divine discipline, but no matter which one it is, it is designed for deliverance.
God delivers you whether you are a winner or a loser!
Eliphaz is insinuating that Job has even reached a point where even this is no longer true.
There is only one place where this deliverance is not experienced, the sin unto death.
Six is man’s number and it represents all the trouble that man could get himself into.
Whether you are a spiritual child or a spiritual adult, God is going to do this for you.
redeem = the Qal perfect of the verb paddah which means to buy your life and to guarantee that you will survive economic depression.
These principles are for both winners and losers and what Eliphaz is saying is “that even the carnal believers are spared in time of disaster so why don’t you seek help from God?”
The Bible must be interpreted in the time in which it was written, and this was written about 4,000 years ago and wild beasts represented violent death!
This is not foolish laughing or the phony hysterical laugh of the facade of many believer’s facade, this is the R.M.A. of a believer who has a true sense of humor under pressure.
Prin-No instrument of death can remove the believer from this life until God permits it.
No instrument of death can even remove the loser from this life until God permits it.
Only the integrity of God can transfer any believer from time into eternity; PSA 68:20 God is to us a God of deliverance’s; And to God the Lord belong escapes from death.
This does not mean that you will have a lot of children, it is a Hebrew idiom which says that your children will prosper.
God is perfect, His timing is perfect and when He takes someone home it’s the right time for them to depart.
God is the expert and God decides for each one of us when it is time to depart form this life.
All corn does not ripen at the same time but when it is ripe, it is harvested and separated from the sheath.
The separation of the corn from the sheath is a picture of the soul and the spirit leaving the body to be absent from the body and to be face to face with the Lord.
I don’t know if you have ever been so mad with someone because of their stupidity that it served as energy to take your mind off of your problems and on to the true issue.
“Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”
If you want to succeed in your life, remember this important principle that our past does not equal the future.
Because you failed yesterday; or all day today; All that matters is: What are you going to do, right now?”
All growth starts at the end of your comfort zone, especially if you are ready and prepared to handle what the Lord is about to do to pull some of you through.
“Your story is where you take it to, not where you start.”
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.
“Be the person you wish to become – today.
“If you keep that clear vision of our Lord for your future, it will pull you like a magnet through your toughest times.”
It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.”
It’s your decisions about what to focus on now, and what things mean to you, and what you’re going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny.
“Sometimes, not getting what you want can be the most valuable experience of your entire life.”
“Repetition is the mother of skill.”
“Trade your expectations for appreciation and the world changes instantly.”
Every day, stand guard at the door of your mind, and you alone decide what thoughts and beliefs you let into your life.
For they will shape whether you feel rich or poor, cursed or blessed.”
The great principle behind this type of thinking is that, “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”
We must realize that the same pattern of thinking that has gotten us to where we are now, will not get us to where we want to go for our future.”
“It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.”
“The real joy in life comes from finding your true purpose and aligning it with what you do every single day.”
“In life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know.”
“Whatever happens, take responsibility.”
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
“It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean and if they will change our life.
“The only thing keeping most individuals from what they want is their story about why they couldn’t achieve what they desired.”
“Yesterday does not equal tomorrow. Forget the past and move towards your goals.”
Again, and I cannot stress enough, “Your destiny is determined by your decisions.”
“Goals are like magnets. They’ll attract the things that make them come true.”
“No one ever achieved a goal by being interested in its achievement. One must be committed.”
Life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve.
This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent.
As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.”
If you’re trying to be perfect, you know you can’t be.
What you really have is a standard you can never achieve. You want to be outstanding, not perfect.”
“It’s not about the goal, It’s about growing to become the person that can accomplish that goal.”
So, “Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.”