Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
April 8, 2018

The fifth commandment which says EXO 20:12   "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you.

  1. For example; One of the many blessings that we have because of the authority of the cross is that our Lord not only restored all that the first Adam lost in the Garden of Eden but our Lord modified and improved on what the first Adam destroyed.

The "certificate of debt" consisting of decrees against us refers to the  invisible hero who recognizes that there is freedom for all those who were once in bondage and needed deliverance from evil.

Verse 14 which was one of the songs the early church sang leaving us the lyrics but not the music.

  1. All of these passages mean that our Lord gave more to Adam after the fall then Adam had before the fall.

This falls under the principle that our Lord always lived as in ROM 5:20  And the Law came in that the transgression might increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,

Remember after Adam and the woman sinned in the garden of Eden,  what did they do after they sinned?

Guilt and fear caused both Adam and the woman to hide from the Lord.

  1. We have noted that the absolute righteousness that the first Adam lost, the last Adam, TLJC won back and He uses His authority and imputes perfect righteousness (+R) to all who believe.
  2. Some, not all, but some of the Believers in the Old Testament receive a double righteousness under the principle of a double portion; and will remain in that state of perfection forever and ever in Rev 22:11.

Just like there are different measures of judgment, there are also different measures of blessing.

JAM 3:1  Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we shall incur a stricter judgment.

The principle of double honor, 1TI 5:17-18,  Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, "You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing," and "The laborer is worthy of his wages."

This has to do with the financial help and support given especially  those who teach the word of God for in GAL 6:6   And let the one who is taught the word share all good things with him who teaches.

He also warns us to live and gives all of us advice when he says in ECC 12:1  Remember also your Creator [Jesus Christ] in the days of your youth [while you're still young and you still have a lot of energy], before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, "I have no delight in them";

This man had a big problem of playing favoritism.

  1. A part of the agony of the sin unto death is to realize that you had an opportunity to make your life count in a fantastic way.......but you did not.

2CO 7:10  For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation; but the sorrow of the world produces death.

  1. The perfect environment in the Garden of Eden that the first Adam lost, is now given in the spiritual realm to the believer who resides in the PPOG for the Church-age; Rev 21:4.

There was one more thing that the first Adam lost that because of the angelic conflict, the last Adam, TLJC, gives some believers the opportunity to recover and to glorify Him in the angelic conflict.

  1. The original design of marriage that the first Adam lost, can now be experienced in the spiritual realm and refers to two believers in the Church-age who have both grown-up spiritually.

This becomes analogous to the eternal marriage between TLJC and His bride for all of eternity, Rev 21:9.

How did the bride adorn herself?
In Rev 19:8, She adorned herself with experiential righteousness;

This is a righteousness that they produced which refers to living in the righteousness of God. This is not imputed +R but experiential righteousness.

ECC 12:1  Remember also your Creator [Jesus Christ] in the days of your youth [while you're still young and you still have a lot of energy], before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, "I have no delight in them";

Next we must go back to what is known as the laws of evidence under Jewish Law as it applies to the divine law in the angelic conflict.

The laws of evidence are also found in passages like DEU 19:15  "A single witness shall not rise up against a man on account of any iniquity or any sin which he has committed; on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed.

These laws are given to protect a nation from self-destruction because nothing hurts the bride or the church like gossip and negativity.

MAT 18:16 speaking to the religious leaders and warning them  our Lord says "But if he does not listen {to you,} take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed.

Paul said in 2CO 13:1  This is the third time I am coming to you. Every fact is to be confirmed by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

The laws of evidence as they are found throughout the Bible  say, that there must always be two or more witnesses in any trial.

The answer is because anyone can say anything about anyone and someone will always believe it.

When it comes to witnessing the witnesses, two or more, must be interrogated separately and their testimony must agree, under separate interrogation.

Remember any effort that has self-glorification as its final endpoint is bound to end in disaster.

Why do we become so cynical and pessimistic about life when we have A LOT to be happy for and grateful for.

Instead of getting involved with all the "Other things, "All those "other things" will become so very meaningless to you in eternity, at most adding up to your regret in eternity."

Because of passages like 1CO 3:13 each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it, because it is to be revealed with fire; and the fire itself will test the quality of each man's work.

2CO 5:10  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

ROM 14:10  But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God.

ROM 14:12  So then each one of us shall give account of himself to God.

In correlation with this which is called Jewish Jurisprudence, when it comes to the angelic conflict, there are three witnesses in the Church-age, TLJC, the invisible hero (individual believer) and the third and final witness given but not necessarily needed, Christian marriage.

Just like TLJC and the winner believer is tested and interrogated separately, so marriage will be tested and interrogated separately as well.

Remember the Bible does not say there has to be three witnesses. It says, there must be at least two.

You don't need a third witness but the Lord allowed the third witness to be brought in any way to give even more credibility to the false accusations being made against Him.

What you need to concentrate upon is not marriage but you personally preparing yourself to become an invisible hero and letting God handle the rest.

Remember Psa 119:165  "Happy are those who love your word and do not get offended, who let the Law or doctrine guide them and direct them."

The apostle Paul realized that he was suffering for the sake of others in the Church.

You just need to choose when to quit and what to quit on in life.

Do you get offended by the word of God, the personality of the pastor, the sound of his voice, or the way he states the truth.

GAL 4:16  Have I therefore become your enemy by telling you the truth?

Do you believe 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.

Prin: There are always reasons why people throw in the towel and quit on their commitment and dedication and devotion to the PPOG.

Many times people quit because they lack the discipline needed to continue and to be successful.

For the invisible hero of the Church-age, it is the second most  important witness in the appeal trial of Satan NOT Christian marriage.

The First witness = TLJC; Rev 1:1-2.

TLJC is called the faithful witness.

The winner believer or invisible hero is called a witness for TLJC; LUK 24:48 "You are witnesses of these things.
Marriage is the third witness; Eph 5:32.

It was Solomon who said in PRO 24:5   A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power.

When that information is the metabolized mind or thinking of Jesus Christ, and the special spiritual intelligence required for our victory, then we will have made available to us everything we need to understand and combat the situation.

This spiritual intelligence which was once classified information, concealed and restricted from both angels and mankind, is what the Bible now calls a mystery.

It was such a mystery that even the elect and fallen angels had to be taught this mystery by the church.

LUK 15:7  "I tell you that in the same way, there will be {more} joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety‑nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

In the dispensation of the Hypostatic Union, angels observed every part of the first advent and incarnation of our Lord, 1Ti 3:16 which says that He was "Beheld by angels."

In 1CO 4:9, the apostle Paul said For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.

In Ephesians 3:10 we read in order that the multi‑faceted or many-sides of the wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.

Angels even observe the believers in the church age receiving commands from headquarters according to our main passage in

1TI 5:21  I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality.

1PE 1:12  It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven-- things into which angels long to look.

In MAT 18:10 angels also observe and protect children MAT 18:10 "See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you, that their angels in heaven continually behold the face of My Father who is in heaven.

In Luk 16:22 angels also were present when Lazarus a believer died and he was escorted to paradise by the angels, LUK 16:22 "Now it came about that the poor man died and he was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom;

1Co 11:10 angels observe the attitude that the woman has toward her husband and the symbol of authority that it represents.

For if a believer desires to know the truth about any biblical subject, it will be revealed to that person, Joh 7:17, Jer 29:13.

1CO 4:1 says  Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

We are charged very seriously with the communication of that classified information.

The only way mystery doctrine gets across is through the exegesis of the New Testament Epistles and the mystery doctrine given to the Church-age believer.

The most magnificent experience called evidence testing is the one who will receive fantastic blessings in time and greater blessings in the eternal state.

He or she goes into the realm of becoming an invisible hero and receives the highest and best from God beginning now in time, Mar 10:30.

Mal 3:10 has an application to us when it says, Behold I will open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing which you will not be able to contain.

Since that blessing cannot be contained by the believer in time, it overflows to those in his or her periphery, family, community, even nation, and generation.

For that's what David meant when he recognized that blessing, Psa 23:5,  My cup overflows = the capacity that I have for blessing, overflows.

In Acts 13:36 it was said of David, that he served his generation, he benefited it.

Two thousand nine hundred years later we have the Psalms from David, we have the life story of David, and we all benefit magnificently from it.

It is impossible to measure the Church-age believer's impact, because it has not yet been disclosed.

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