Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
California Conference 2004. The Church of Thyatira, Part 6.
Thursday PM, November 11, 2004
“Which is the most advantageous, to have face to face teaching, or non-face to face teaching?”
Having a face-to-face pastor is no good if the pastor is not teaching doctrine.
Positive volition demands Bible teaching.
If how you feel becomes the criteria for your life, you will never be able to execute God’s plan as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.
MAT 27:46 “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”
Even those who were antagonistic were shocked by the unique sufferings of Christ, and that was not a positive emotional experience.
Marred – mishchath = to be completely disfigured.
MAT 26:67-68 Then they spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others slapped Him, and said, “Prophesy to us, You Christ; who is the one who hit You?”
His face received disfigurement from His physical suffering but also His spiritual suffering which caused mental pain and showed on His face as well.
“He will sprinkle many nations” = the unlimited atonement, Christ dying for the sins of the world.
“The arm” = His power but also hanging on the cross.
ISA 53:2 – His incarnation, first of all something about His childhood.
The first human king of Israel, king Saul, came as a dazzling person; the last king of Israel, TLJC, appeared the first time without the associated glamour and majesty of a king.
His deity was hidden and His humanity was observable.
The Jews did not see the beauty of Christ because they were negative toward doctrine, they were religious and legalistic types.
“Should be attracted” – chamadh = to take pleasure in someone, to treasure someone, to delight in someone.
JOH 1:11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.
Then He is rejected in verse 2 by the very people He was going to die for.
Verse 3 – He becomes the object of mental attitude sins.
Despised – bazah = to spit out hatred toward Him.
“Forsaken” – chadel = to be rejected verbally.
The more He loved, the less He was loved, 2CO 12:15.
Sorrows – many sorrows – makob = pains in the soul.
Grief – chouy = disease, sickness, sadness, mistreatment.
“To hide the face” – sathath = to cover the face in rejection and to discredit while covering it.
Carried – cabal = to carry a heavy burden (the moment our sins were poured on Him and judged He died spiritually).
Stricken – naga = to be struck down with sin violently.
Smitten – nakah = to violently strike; severely.
Pierced – chalal – passive voice = to be stabbed.
Every sin was like a point of a spear and stabbed His soul.
Crushed – dakah = He was crushed by the weight of our sins.
Scourging – chabbuwrah = bruises, wounds, and black and blue marks.
Iniquity – anon = all of our perversity, punishment, and faults fell on Him.
Oppressed – nagas = to be harassed and abused.
Afflicted – anah = to be humiliated.
LUK 23:34 – He uttered “Father forgive them,” under great pain He asked for forgiveness for those who were giving Him the pain.
JOH 19:26-27 – He wanted to take care of His mother.
Taken – laqach = to be violently seized by the authorities.
It was the Father’s plan in eternity past to crush the Son with our sins, REV 13:8.
Dividing the booty with the strong is for the winner believer, REV 2:24, “the rest who are in Thyatira, who do not hold to Jezebel’s doctrinal teaching,”
Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
California Conference 2004
Grace is all that God is free to do for undeserving human beings on account of the work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
God’s grace always goes the extra mile.
Divine discipline is an expression of the grace of God.
God manufactured the greatest good out of the worst human suffering, that of His perfect and innocent Son, Jesus Christ.
I know, O Lord, that Thy judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness Thou has afflicted me.
Nothing can come between us and our constant awareness of the grace of God made obvious in the death of His Son.
The Lord will do nothing less than going the last full measure in extending grace to sinners.
The perfect work of the Cross went the extra mile.
Redemption refers to the ransom paid on the Cross for our salvation.
Propitiation means that God is satisfied with the sacrifice of our Lord on the Cross
Reconciliation is God’s peace treaty that declares man is no longer the enemy of God.
Justification means an act of vindication
The grace at the cross was enough to accomplish all that the Father intended for His children.
It ought to be enough for our souls!
For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
He went the extra mile. He wants you to do the same for others.
1 John 4:17
By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in the world.