As a Believer in Christ it is vital that you have a balanced attack on the enemy.


November 22, 2019

Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday,
November 22, 2019

Anytime we search for the truth about anything in life, the answers to what we are  searching for are usually right in front of you; 2Pe 1:2-4; Eph 1:3-4; Jer 29:11-13.

 

1JO 4:4  You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.

 

2CO 13:8  For we can do nothing against the truth, but {only} for the truth.

 

Whenever you are facing different situations that are  difficult to handle, it is vital that you have a balanced attack on the enemy.

 

PRO 11:1  A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight.

 

Balanced Attack — made up of certain doctrines and principles that will guarantee you will glorify the Lord with doctrine — the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

Gamaliel, a Pharisee and a teacher of the Law, respected by all the people stood up in the Council and gave orders to put the men outside for a short time.

 

Very few pulpits = teach upon the importance of the Word of God and the responsibility that all of us have as members of the spiritual body of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

One of the most powerful weapons ever given to a believer, especially a new believer who needs to be edified by the stronger one.

 

2Pe 1:2-4,  Peter tells us what to expect when we continually metabolize doctrine.

 

2PE 1:2  Grace and peace be multiplied to you by means of epignosis knowledge (of God)  and of Jesus our Lord;

 

Everything that we would ever need to glorify our Lord has already been given to us by getting to know Him, personally and intimately.

 

Peter says more in one verse than what he says in an entire chapter that was before us.

 

The apostle Peter emphasizes the basics of the spiritual life, including following the laws of Divine Establishment and how to handle unjust and unfair treatment.

 

  1. 2 Peter emphasizes the mystery doctrine of the C.A. with emphasis on the Royal Priesthood of the believer and also the eschatological dispensations are mentioned by Peter.

Eschatological dispensations refer to the doctrine of the end times.

 

“Dispensational Eschatology is the story of how God keeps his promises to Israel and the church when the end times arrives.”

 

One of the things that made Peter one of the most prominent apostles among the Twelve is that he recognized the wisdom of the apostle Paul.

 

The Apostle Paul was a master of the Mystery Doctrine of the Church-age which is the reason why Peter knew more about mystery doctrine than the other Ten apostles combined.

 

1Pe 1:2 — Peter comforts the believer with the Doctrine of Eternal Security with emphasis on the foreknowledge of God.

 

1Pe 1:2, Sanctifying work of the Spirit;
1PE 1:4  — Escrow Blessings;
1PE 1:20  foreknown before the foundation of the world.

 

1PE 2:5 — A Holy Priesthood;
1Pe 2:9 —  A Royal Priesthood;,
1Pe 2:9  — A Holy Nation;
1Pe 3:18 – Christ died for sins once for all.

 

1Pe 3:18  Substitute – Just for unjust,
1Pe 3:18-22 — Angelic Conflict
1Pe 23:18 — Resurrection Life in Time.
1PE 4:10 — Spiritual Gifts;

 

2PE 1:2 — Metabolize Doctrine
2PE 1:4 — Partakers of the Divine Nature;
2PE 1:11 — Judgment Seat of Christ
2PE 1:12-21; Importance of Repetition;

 

2PE 1:20-21 —  Divine Inspiration
2PE 3:3 — Last days
2P 3:3 — Mockers will come
2PE 3:4 – Rapture

 

Eph 1:3-4 – my second reference – Divine Decrees – before the foundation of the world.

 

Jer 29 =  talk about seeking for the Lord in the natural realm as well as seeking Him in the spiritual realm.

 

The prophet Jeremiah was known for a lot of passages, principles, and verses that are still very popular today.

 

The prophet Jeremiah was a great student of the Word of God and filled with the wisdom of God through the spiritual metabolism – Old Testament.

 

Heb 11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

 

HOS 5:15  I will go away {and} return to My place Until they acknowledge their guilt and seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.
Rom 2:4  “Do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God (gentleness) leads you to repentance?”

 

There are many other doctrinal principles that come up in our study even though we have not planned to study them.

 

PRO 30:5   Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.
Psalm 18 – David spoke to the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies including King Saul.

 

  1. David calls himself the servant of the Lord, who spoke to the Lord through the words of this Psalm or song; Psa 18:1.
  2. The distinction that David makes between the hand of David’s enemies and the hand of Saul, Psa 18:1.
  3. In this section of the Word of God, Saul desires to murder David because he is jealous of David’s popularity.

The ladies are singing little nursey rhymes about King Saul’s victory on the battlefield while David is playing both  “Rambo” and “Rocky.”

 

1SA 18:7  And the women sang as they played, and said, “Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands.”