Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The battlefield of no man’s land reveals those who have pseudo positive volition and those who have genuine positive volition.

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Boredom and indifference kill you.

MAT 23:27 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.

MAT 27:39 And those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads,

MAT 23:3 for they say things, and do not do them.
MAT 23:4 They tie up heavy loads, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves are unwilling to move them with {so much as} a finger.

No man’s land is between supergrace and ultra-supergrace, and will determine how strong the doctrine resident in your soul really is.

No man’s land is when you are growing spiritually and you will have opponents and adversaries.

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.

JOH 16:2 They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.

LUK 6:22 “Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and cast insults at you, and spurn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.”

Sometimes you have to make sacrifices and suffer what seems to be losses if you are going to fulfill God’s plan.

The most dangerous part of the spiritual life is the part of spiritual maturity which is to be out in no man’s land.

You will be tempted to become distracted from your calling because it causes unnecessary problems in your life.

No man’s land is where you finally get Satan’s attention and where you get ambushed by demonic attacks.

PHI 2:12 So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, be accomplishing your own preservation in danger.

You become more and more isolated as you grow spiritually and get into no man’s land.

You begin to leave behind friends and family members and casual acquaintances because you discover that you have nothing in common with them.

You become segregated from others as you are becoming integrated with those who have positive volition toward doctrine.

You kept going, and there will be a time in your life when not only your scale of values about people will change, but you are going to undergo one of the greatest changes of friends that you have ever imagined.

Out on that battlefield in no man’s land, there are not as many as there were at the start.

The battlefield of no man’s land definitely thins out the ranks and reveals the difference between those who have a pseudo positive volition and those who have a genuine positive volition toward doctrine.

First, in the order of agenda, in crossing no man’s land, verse 8, there is capacity for life.

There must be, first of all, capacity for appreciating God = occupation with Christ, maximum category one love.

Some believers will never have any true friendships in life because they do not have capacity for love which comes from doctrine resident in the soul.

There is capacity for not only who and what God is, but capacity for what He provides in the spiritual realm.
There is also the capacity for happiness. There is also capacity for adversity by way of contrast.

The human brain is like a railroad freight car – guaranteed to have a certain capacity but often running empty.

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