Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Arizona Conference 2004. The Church at Thyatira, Part 2.

Friday PM, January 21, 2005

Robert R. McLaughlin
Bible Ministries
Arizona Conference
Friday PM, January 21, 2005

Those who are unknown in history in the Church-age will be well-known and famous people of the Millennium.

The Millennium = the thousand-year reign of Christ on earth from His Second Advent to the end of human history, prophesied throughout the Old Testament and in Rev 20.

The most famous people of history are the leaders, the rulers of the Millennium, the heroes of the last chapter of human history.

The invisible heroes of the Church-age will become the visible heroes in the Millennial reign of Christ.

Only single-minded people ever achieve maximum happiness in life.

The reward of Millennial authority is verse 26.

The rewards actually come at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

The Judgment Seat of Christ is when the mature believer receives the highest decoration, the order of the morning star, and the uniform of glory, the translucent, transcendent uniform of light that goes over the resurrection body.

Then it is seven years later before the Second-Advent, the coronation, the wedding supper of the Lamb, and then the Millennial reign of Christ.

MAT 19:30 But many {who are} first will be last; and {the} last, first.

The last one thousand years of history is merely a down-payment on the reward of the mature believer, which goes on forever and ever and ever.

“He who overcomes” = a reference to winner believers, Rev 2-3, pres-act-part – nikao, REV 2:7,11,17,26 andREV 3:5,12,21.

“Overcometh” = a participle used as a noun; to subdue, to conquer, to overcome, to get the victory.

Winners will be able to eat of the Tree of Life in the middle of the Paradise of God, REV 2:7.

The tree of life is associated with perfect life and environment in the Garden, as well as the perpetuation of right relationship with God in the Garden,
GEN 2:9; GEN 3:22.

GEN 2:9 And out of the ground the Lord God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

GEN 3:22 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever.”

The tree of life is not seen again by man until the eternal state, REV 2:7; REV 22:2,14.

PRO 3:18 She [chokmah – MD] is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happinesses are to all who hold her fast.

Paradeisos – Persian word, transliterated into the Greek.

The Persians had pardes = their palaces, their gardens, their places where they partied.

It meant happiness, bliss, delight, gratification, pleasure, satisfaction.

“Pardes” was even called the garden of the king, or the king’s garden.

The paradise of God = in eternity, in heaven, there is a special park, or a paradise which belongs to God Himself.

HEB 11:6 Without faith [pistis-that which is believed, doctrine] it is impossible to please Him: for the one who draws near to God must believe that He is, and that He is a “rewarder” of those that diligently seek Him.[PVTD]

Access to the garden itself is open to all believers in their resurrection body at some time, but to go to the tree and to eat from the tree is a reward and a special privilege for a few, called winners only, or those who had PVTD in time.

It is for those who through thick and thin, through good times and bad times, in periods of prosperity, in periods of disaster, did not give up on doctrine and fulfilling their very own personal sense o destiny.

The Lord says – “You ate from the finest food I had to offer on the earth, Bible doctrine, you will eat from the finest food I have in eternity, the tree of life.”

REV 22:2,14, “Happy are those who wash their robes [rebound] that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter by the gates of the city.”

PRO 11:30 “The fruit of the mature believer is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.”

MAT 5:11 “Blessed are you when {men} cast insults at you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, on account of Me.”

MAT 5:12 Rejoice, and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

LUK 6:35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High;

COL 3:24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.

HEB 10:35 Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.

2JO 1:8 Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.

For the winner believer of the Church-age, the order of the morning star includes three special privileges: eating from the Tree of Life, access to the Gazebo in the Garden, access to the Paradise of God, REV 2:7.

REV 2:11the winner believers shall not be hurt by the second death because of blessing by association.

REV 2:17they eat of the hidden manna and receive a new name on a white stone, the new knighthood is given to the winner to give him a “credit card” for all of eternity.

REV 2:26those who win the order of the morning star are given power and authority to rule nations.

LUK 19:17 “Well done, good servant, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, be in authority over ten cities.”

LUK 19:19 “And you are to be over five cities.”

REV 3:5 – the winner believer is clothed with the uniform of glory.

The decoration includes presentation in the Court of Heaven to God the Father.

REV 3:12 – their names are written in the historical record section of heaven and he has a coat of arms, REV 3:12, which allows him to enter the new Jerusalem.

They have this “New title” written upon them as they follow their fearless leader back to earth, REV 19:11-16.

REV 3:21 – winners are granted to sit with Christ on His throne.

REV 21:7 – winners inherit fantastic blessings in the eternal state.

You are an individual who understood that the Living Word and the written word are the same and that the written word is merely the thinking of the Living Word.

To be a double winner means a winner in time and a winner in the eternal state, and you must make positive decisions from a position of strength, and remain inside the PPOG and when you sin, rebound as quickly as possible.

Deeds – erga – e!rga – “works” = assignments, deeds, business, that with which anyone is occupied with.

The assignments of God are the fulfillment of the plan of God inside the PPOG.

This is a reference to the end of the believer’s life on this earth, which could mean either death or the rapture, whichever occurs first.

Phase two is terminated either by death or the rapture of the church, and therefore the prepositional phrase refers to that part of God’s plan between salvation and physical death.

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