Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Why Are We Here On Earth? The Word Of God Expects What From Me? What Is The Will Of God For My Life?

That’s life,  that’s what all the people say;
You’re riding high in April; Shot down in May,
But I know I’m going change that tune
When I’m back on top, back on top in June.

I said, that’s life, and as funny as it may seem
Some people get their kicks — Stomping on a dream.
But I don’t let it get me down;
Because this fine old world — it keeps spinning around.

I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate
A poet, a pawn and a king.
I’ve been up and down and over and out,
And I know one thing.

Each time I find myself flat on my face
I pick myself up and get back in the race.

That’s life, I tell you, you can’t deny it
I thought of quitting, but my heart just won’t buy it.

And, if I didn’t think it was worth one more try,
I’d jump right out and then I’d fly.

I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate
A poet, a pawn and a king.
I’ve been up and down and over and out
And I know one thing.
Each time I find myself laying flat on my face
I just pick myself up and get back in the race.

That’s life —-  and there’s time to be fervent.

And that is the time to hear.

Well done my good and faithful servant.

Rev 4:11 — the main reason and purpose for the creation of the human race and the reason you are here; according to Rev 4:8-11.

One of the main doctrines that we must be assured of is the question concerning “Why we are here and what does God expect from us.”

There are the four living creatures which may represent the world with the number 4 revealing the four Gospels, or the North, South, East, and West.

In Rev 4:8, the six wings can refer to angelic beings and the four living creatures are said to have six wings and full of eyes referring to six as a number of the creatures and they are said to be “full of eyes” which is a reference to having a lot of knowledge and wisdom.

“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come.”

The rules involved in the Supreme Court of Heaven which says in effect that when accusations are made against another there must be 2 or 3 witnesses of the crimes that are being charged.

Questions —“How can God say that He loves someone and then send them to Hell or the Lake of fire.”

Questions  — If God I so right and just and filled with love, how can he throw a baby into Hell, forever.

Questions like — Why did God create the devil or demons. etc. when He knew they were not going to believe?

To prove this in court, God and the angels established a rule or a law to follow and that is the fact that there must be 2 or 3 eyewitnesses of the accusations that were made against our Lord.

The Three Witnesses

  1. The True witness, the Lord Jesus Christ
  2. Winner believers
  3. Christian Marriage.

As you look around the place that “other individuals have and if you desire all the “stuff” that they possess, remember that they normally, not in all cases, but in most, they cheat and steal from others with self-justification as their excuse.

Their house is not a home; it is a treasure chest that they got from stealing from others.

A real decision to go forward with God is measured by the fact that you’ve taken new actions with those decisions.

You do not live by the words that you say but by the action that you take.

If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided to make the changes that you claim to believe and need.

LUK 16:15  Here is where our Lord He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.

As I mentioned some time ago, one of the best secrets that the mature believers have is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you.

Just like I taught some time ago, another great principle is that the suffering especially of the adult spiritual believer is found with blessings even if the suffering was deserved or not!

Under undeserved sufferings, blessings are given to us because of who God is and not who we are especially when we realize that whether or not the suffering is deserved or undeserved, we are still under grace.

Speaking of the grace of God, we read, LUK 2:40  And the Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.

JOH 1:14 –  our Lord became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

If you do that, you’re in control of your life.

If you don’t, life controls you.

DEU 30:15   “See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity;

DEU 30:19  “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So, choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants,

If you do that, you will be in control of your life.

If you don’t, life will control you.”

The only problems we really have is when we think we’re not supposed to have problems or that we need to get use to handling the problems ourselves instead of relying upon the Lord.

Problems call us to a higher level of living the spiritual life — face and solve the spiritual life now, while we can.

All of our failures and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the new understandings that they have created for us to live in the truth that sets us free.

The key is not to quit but to continue.

I have learned, not through the coronavirus, but in my heart that we all need to be reminded of the fact that we usually need to improve some major doctrinal applications to overcome our problems.

When I want something or desire something, or need something, I seem to try everything except the most important thing, which is my prayer life with God.

MAT 5:44  “But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.

MAT 21:22  “And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.”

What use is it asking, if you are truly not believing passages like  MAR 11:24-26.

May I remind you that times have changed but people have not.

The Hellenistic Jews had seniority over the native Hebrews and just like the flesh operates in favoritism of their own, they also played favoritism and a respecter of persons.

Brethren = masculine plural of ‎adelphos = a male believer.

“men” = masculine plural of aner referring to a male believer.

The word is the Greek noun in the masculine referring to males only.

EPH 4:11  And He gave some {as} apostles [masculine], and some {as} prophets [masculine], and some  {as} evangelists [masculine], and some {as} pastors and teachers, — Two words both in the masculine.

We are also taught that we are weak when it comes to prayer that God provide a two-fold ministry for us concerning prayer.

ROM 8:26   And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for {us} with groanings too deep for words;

Heb 7:25   Hence, also, He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

EPH 6:18   With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,

EPH 6:19   and {pray} on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,

PHI 4:6  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

COL 4:2   Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with {an attitude of} thanksgiving;

COL 4:3   praying at the same time for us as well, that God may open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned;

Lack of the husband’s godly treatment towards his wife hinders their prayer life says the Apostle Peter in 1PE 3:7.

1PE 3:7    You husbands likewise, live with {your wives} in an understanding way, as with a weaker vessel, since she is a woman; and grant her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

I don’t have certain prayers and certain needs met because I try everything except to ask – to ask God in prayer.

JAM 4:2   You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. And you are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask.

The problem for many of us is that we feel funny or ashamed for even asking for something, especially when you have people in your life who make you feel like that.

“Well,  that means that they have the finances to do so when  I can tell you before the Lord how untrue that statement is —- the ones that are the most gracious are usually the same ones who have personal needs themselves.

The difference is that they realize the importance of the graciousness of God.

We go back to some of the principles that are found doctrinally in the Old Testament that we have all learned in the past many years ago.

Here’s an easy equation for us to learn: Patience + Persistence + Pleasure = get yourself back on the road to prosperity.

Hollywood will continue in ISA 3:9 where “even the expression of their faces bears witness against them. And they display their sin like Sodom; They do not even conceal it. Woe to them! For they have brought evil on themselves.”

The media will remain promoting ISA 5:20  Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Arrogance will continue to elevate the pride of man as they says in ISA 5:21  Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And clever in their own sight!

A loose lifestyle will be portrayed like ISA 5:22  Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine, And valiant men in mixing strong drink;

Internationalism and not patriotism will also be bought; ISA 5:23  “They will justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!”


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