Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday,December 14, 2016
They, who once denied the authority of Moses will not be in eternity fire." Stand by means to be stabilized in your mind.
Courage is the ability to think under pressure, whereas fear is the inability to think under pressure.
Fear is simply described as a lack of thinking under pressure.
We are designed by God to be rational creatures but fear makes us irrational.
For the believer, fear is failure to learn and apply Bible doctrine to the problems of life, and failure to learn and utilize the problem solving devices.
The Lord will fight for you, - he put that in the niphil perfect of the verb lacham and that is the passive voice which is in view to indicate that God has the power necessary to solve the problem.
They get involved with verbal sins involved in negative reaction to stress, and the accumulated garbage in the right lobe of the soul.
Approximately 2,000,000 adults were commanded to keep their mouth shut and watch the Lord work.
1Jo 4:18 "Fear does not exist in love, but virtue-love drives out fear; for fear causes punishment. In fact, the person who is afraid has not been matured by virtue-love."
When the great water was partered in the Red Sea, it drowned the entire Egyptian army.
The word feared is the Hebrew verb jare, sometimes it is tranlated reverence, and sometimes it is translated fear, depending on the verb form or the content of the passage.
Prin - They transferred their fear of the Egyptians to a fear of God and a fear of Moses.
Who is impressed? 2,000,000 people minus Bible Doctrine, who have freaking against Moses and even God.
They believed but their faith is predicated on what they SAW, it is not predicated on Bible doctrine.
Even though they were filled with complaints and they were totally helpless, and they fell apart, and they were filled with fear and irrationality, ...the Lord was faithful to them.
They did not have the Bible doctrine in their souls metabolized to truly appreciate what had been done.
If you enjoy the tunes and like to sing you can sing loudly and with a lot of emotion,...but if you do not have the doctrine, it is not true worship.
Moses wrote the words, so the words are fine because they are doctrinal!
They do not have the doctrine in their souls to make this true worship as the one who wrote it.
You can put on a good show emotionally, but if you lack spiritual strength, you lack everything.
JOH 4:23 "But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers."
JOH 4:24 "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
Why all of this?Because this is a big emotional scene.
Just hours ago they were all on negative emotion and emotionality is irrationality.
They sang this song because their deliverance produced a stimulation type happiness which was NOT based on Bible doctrine in their soul.
They associated their deliverance with security not with their freedom, but with how they felt.
The singing was wonderful, but like so many places today, it was meaningless.
The singing was an expression of their emotion not an expression of their doctrinal application.
Prin-Emotion without doctrine is meaningless!
This was strictly an emotional revolt.
Emotion is part of the essence of the soul and the resides in the brain.
Emotion has two functions in life as a part of the soul: a normal and an abnormal function.
The emotions of the soul are designed to respond to what is in the mentality of the soul.
Koilia, one of the Greek words for the emotions, means something that is empty, or hollow.
Emotion contains no doctrine, no thought, no common sense, and no ability to reason.
By definition then, the emotions are the appreciator of the soul.
By function, the emotions respond to the right lobe.....or the thinking of the soul.
Emotions are also a stimuli for action, and therefore must be regarded as a form of human energy.
Emotional stress, for example, causes people to act on impulse.
The emotion of fear, also a sin, causes flight. The emotion of disgust causes repulsion. The emotion of anger causes violence.
(1) Such a believer makes a god out of his emotions, Phi 3:18f.
(2) Such a believer's emotional pattern distracts him from the execution of the PPOG, Rom 16:17-18.
(3) Emotion hinders the PMA of B.D., 2Co 6:11-12.
(4) Such a believer's unrestrained or uncontrolled emotional pattern is the basis for criminality, violence, hatred, anger, total involvement in the arrogance complex, which means bitterness, vindictiveness, jealousy, implacability, self-pity, guilt reaction.
Under the PPOG for the Church-age, emotions are not adequate guides for motives, thoughts, decisions, and actions of the believer.
Psa 7:9 "For the righteous God tests the right lobes and the emotions [reins]."
If emotion responds to the right lobe you have a normal soul. If emotion controls the soul you have an abnormal situation.
Psa 26:2 "Test my emotions and my right lobe."
Testing your emotions is used as an anthropomorphism to determine your capacity for life.
To challenge you to capacity for life God says He tests your reins (emotions) and your heart (brain).
Since capacity for life is based on the amount of doctrine in your right lobe, testing your reins refers to testing the response of your emotions to this information.