Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Arizona 2007 Conference Part 1.

Friday, January 12, 2007

REV 3:7And to the messenger, the future pastors, of the church in Philadelphia write; the holy one, our Lord Jesus Christ, the truthful trustworthy one,

who keeps on having the key of David, who opens and no one will shut and He who shuts and no one will open communicates these things.”

Jesus Christ controls history.

He not only controls the personal lives of believers, who are positive to Him, but He controls history, and He shuts doors and He opens doors.

Today under the principle of historical trends, in spite of all the chaos throughout the world, our Lord Jesus Christ controls history.

At the Second Advent, He will supersede Satan as the ruler of this world in an instant ceremonial crowning and then He will rule the world. With Him, ruling the various nations in the Millennium, will be those believers of this dispensation, who hold the Order of the Morning Star.

Those believers who wear the Uniform of Glory, and bear the Coat of Arms of Glory indicating the new order of chivalry for the Millennium and for eternity, will also rule with Him.

Point 1. The continuation of the universe and all of its creatures and the stable state of the atmosphere depends on the omnipotence and immutability of Jesus Christ, COL 1:17; HEB 1:3.

HEB 1:3 He upholds all things by the word of His power.

Even when TLJC was a baby, He was still God holding the universe together, HEB 10:5.

Even on the cross, TLJC was holding the universe together so that He could suffer in His humanity for the sins of the entire world.

Point 2. So-called scientific laws simply do not exist.

Eratosthenes in the 3rd century B.C. counted 675 stars as scientific fact!

Ptolemy in the year 200 AD counted 1028!

John Flamsteed in the 18th century cataloged 3,000!

In 1862, with the aid of telescopes – science quoted that there were 300,000 stars!

Today science tells us there are over 200 billion stars in our galaxy alone, and as the Bible teaches – the stars are without number.

JOB 26:7He stretches out the north over empty space, and hangs the earth on nothing.”

It was not until the year 1519-1521 that a Portuguese navigator, Fernando de Magellan was the first to circle the earth.

ISA 40:22 It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers,

If science says that these scientific laws will continue they are merely counting on the faithfulness of TLJC.

Point 3. These so-called scientific laws are based on the statistical assumption that the universe, which operates according to a fixed norm, will continue to do so.

While science observes these laws, science can not guarantee these laws, 2PE 3:1-12.

Point 4. The universe with its matter, energy, and operating laws of God will not always exist as it does at the present time,
2PE 3:10-12; REV 21:1.

REV 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.

Point 5. Known scientific laws and phenomena, which man has been able to observe, classify, recognize and interpret, depend entirely upon the faithfulness of God.

Every discovery of the pattern of the universe is a treatise on the faithfulness of Jesus Christ, who at the present time is guaranteeing the function of every bona fide scientific law, COL 1:17; HEB 13:8.

HEB 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever.

Known scientific laws depend entirely on the faithfulness of God – omnipotence plus immutability.

Point 6. By the word of His power, Jesus Christ holds the universe together, HEB 1:3.

MAT 28:20I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

HEB 13:5I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”

Point 7. Why TLJC is holding the universe together.

a. Jesus Christ is holding the universe together to resolve the angelic conflict in human history and to bring many sons into glory, HEB 2:10.

b. The Lord Jesus Christ is holding the universe together in order to allow grace, which began with the Holy Spirit radiating heat over the ice pack, to run its full course until He destroys the universe by nuclear fission at the end of history.

The day the sun stood still for Joshua in battle, JOS 10:13-14.

So the universe will be destroyed someday but the word of God will survive the destruction of the universe, as will the believer in resurrection body,
HEB 12:26-28.

Point 8. The so-called scientific laws then belong to TLJC Who is the One Who sustains the Universe.

MAT 24:35Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away.”

The believer will remain forever, even surviving the destruction of the present universe,
HEB 12:26-28.

Point 9. Therefore, scientific laws are simply the faithfulness of Jesus Christ holding the universe together and at the same time holding back eternity.

Point 10. This doctrine explains the simplicity of miracle working, for our TLJC.

A miracle is an event that contradicts known scientific laws and is thought to be due to supernatural causes, especially an act of God.

LUK 8:25He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?”

He controls the sea,
JOB 26:10; PSA 33:7.

He controls the storms, PSA 65:7; PSA 107:29.

He controls the wind,
PSA 148:8; MAR 4:39.

He controls the rain,
GEN 7:4.

He controls the thunder and hail, EXO 9:33.

He tells the snow to come upon the earth, JOB 37:6.

He makes the lightning, JER 10:13.

MAT 10:29-30Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And {yet} not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.”

Verse 9 – we have the neutralization of opposition or how cursing is turned to blessing.

Verse 9 talks about Jewish disorientation to the Church-age.

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