Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday,February 12, 2017
Some of the outskirts of the camp refer to those who were distant from Moses and the children of Israel.
In every gathering together of the people of God, there are always those who are present but not with you.
1JO 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, in order that it might be shown that they all are not of us.
1JO 2:20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.
MAR 9:40 “For he who is not against us is for us.”
In MAR 9:40 “For he who is not against us is for us.”Then in MAT 12:30, He put it like this; “He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
The word rabble actually means the crowd, the mob, or the lowlife,……and notice it says the rabble who were among them had greedy desires.
Notice it says that they had greedy desires which refers to lustful desires.
The last thing that the children of Israel needed was to be around the wrong kind of people.
They had enough problems with their own ability to handle the situation, and so the last thing they needed was to be around others who were negative as well.
JOB 7:11 “Therefore, I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
Complaining therefore is the outward effects of an inward sin.
LAM 3:39 Why should any living mortal, or any man, Offer complaint in view of his sins?
KJV Psa 77:3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
The Hebrew word for overwhelmed is “ataph” and it means clothed with depression.
Jude 1:16 These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.
Complainers usually complain because they’re lust has not been fed.
Psa144:14-15 tells us that happiness belongs to those who don’t complain.
KJV Psa 144:14 My our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.
Psa 144:15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.
KJV- 1Sa 1:16 Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.
The Hebrew says that Hannah said “Do not consider your maidservant as a worthless woman; for I have spoken out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken under my breath.
PSA 55:2 Give heed to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,
Retrospective lust = looking back on or dealing with past events or situations.
This means that if you’re dissatisfied about your present situation you always lust for something that you had in the past.
Memory has a way of filtering out the bad things about the past and cause to think that things were not really like they seem.
The word for appetite is nephesh which also means soul, and this is a perfect description of these negative individuals….there is soul is gone or dried up.
Isn’t it something how the Lord puts us in certain situations where there is nothing to look at except manna…..or His food from heaven (BD).
Coriander is white and shaped like pearls.Bdellium is a gum resin which was transparent white.
This was the same thing that we have been noting all along; God did not discipline the Jews, they did it to themselves.
The quail was stacked 36″ deep on the surface of the ground….about a yard high and over 40 miles.
While they were gathering quail I want you to note that the white stuff, the mannu or manna came down every day
while they were gathering the quail.
In other words, God continued to be faithful while they were faithless and rebellious.
We have two kinds of people; people just pushing aside the manna, and people eating it.
They really went all out with the lust of their flesh while ignoring God’s gracious provision.
Kibroth‑hattaavah literally means the graves of the lustful or the greedy.
Point 1. Definition. Lust is the overwhelming desire for something; a passionate desire; an illicit, uncontrolled, overwhelming desire which originates from the old sin nature and gains the cooperation of your volition.
The categories of the sin nature include:
a. The area of weakness – the source of all temptation and sin.
b. The area of strength – the source of all human good and dead works. The lust pattern of the sin nature includes: Power lust. Approbation lust.Social lust.Sexual lust.Chemical lust. Monetary lust. Inordinate ambition resulting in inordinate competition. Crusader lust, believer activism.Lust for revenge.Criminal lust.Pleasure lust.
Lust divorces the believer from reality, causing unrealistic expectation.
Lust destroys spiritual self-esteem and replaces it with inordinate desire related to self-gratification.
There are two categories of lust: unfulfilled lust; fulfilled lust.
Unfulfilled lust causes direct frustration and intensifies the desire or desires involved.
Fulfilled lust does not bring the anticipated happiness, and therefore, operation boomerang, the third stage of reversionism, occurs.
Fulfilled lust increases the function of Christian degeneracy.
Happiness and contentment do not originate from the fulfillment of the lust pattern of the sin nature.
Happiness and contentment come from relationship with God and the understanding the use of the problem solving devices.
1TI 5:17-18, “Let the elders or the presbuteros meaning the pastor-teacher who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.
1TI 5:18 For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing,” and “The laborer is worthy of his wages.”
Then there is the principle of honoring the authority of the pastor in passages like HEB 13:7,17.
HEB 13:7 Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith.
HEB 13:17 Obey your leaders, and submit to them; for they keep watch over your souls, as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.
The principle is that local churches have benefited spiritually from doctrine and are now motivated by that doctrine to give to the destitute Jews in Jerusalem.
Thus the honor code principle emerges: As God has prospered them financially, they sought to share their prosperity with those who had been the source of their prosperity.
The principle is that the sharing of spiritual prosperity in doctrine motivates the sharing of material prosperity in money.
Because the mature believer has been spiritually blessed from doctrine and materially blessed through imputation to God’s perfect righteousness resident in him, therefore he is motivated from doctrine to give to others.
As a part of the RFHC, the Bible also teaches that the Pastor-teacher exchanges spiritual blessing to the congregation for material blessing from the congregation.