Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The attacks on the messengers of God. Angelic Cnflict, Part 35.
Sunday, December 22, 2002
The mystery doctrine of the Church-age is the means by which ordinary people can become invisible heroes and glorify God as a witness for the prosecution against Satan -
and all the fallen angels and have a tremendous impact which will be recognized in the future ages forever and ever and ever.
2CO 6:9 - unknown yet well-known,
Blinding you from the real reason you are here and taking you away from the P/T assigned by God to teach you the mystery doctrine of the Church-age, ACT 20:28, is the intent and objective of the deceptions from the kingdom of darkness.
This is a metaphor for a person who is made to waver or sway or vacillate under the pressure of difficult circumstances.
To teach with authority was to totally go against the grain.
MAR 1:6 - John was clothed with camels hair and wore a leather belt around his waist.
A believer will come into times of great perplexity and adversity and persecution as Paul said.
PHI 1:29 For to you it has been granted for Christs sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,
2TI 3:12 And indeed, all who desire to live [eusebos] the unique spiritual life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
Some of the most humble people on earth were like Moses and John the Baptist - very commanding, very authoritative, and very outspoken at times.
A lot of believers have problems with doctrine because doctrine always exposes the plastic pseudo stereo type Christian who lacks individuality.
He generally concludes that the goal of the Christian life and spirituality is living moral, but it goes way beyond morality into spirituality.
Sweetness of personality and morality of life are his superficial concepts of what it means to be a Christian.
If the kingdom of darkness can get preconceptions into the minds of Gods people, especially concerning the one who is to teach them about God, then personality and lifestyle become the issue rather than the message.
Lewis Sperry Chafer Warning against False Prophets, “Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits” (MAT 7:15-20).
The warning to the children of God under grace is against false teachers who are to be discerned by their doctrine concerning Christ (2PE 2:1, 2JO 1:7-11): never by their lives; for outwardly, false teachers are said to be directly under the power of Satan who himself appears as an angel of light (2CO 11:13-15).
The attractive personality of the false teacher affords great advantage as a background for the appeal he makes for his doctrine.”
God uses men of all kinds of personalities - Amos, who was a farmer.
Daniel, who was a scholar.
Jeremiah who was very young when he was called into the ministry and tended to be emotional at times because of his patriotism.
Isaiah, who was an ambassador for a king.
Ezekiel, who was a gruff or harsh character.
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