Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
July 27, 2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY
Rather than trying to solve certain problems on our own, we need to give certain situations over to the Lord and allow Him to function as our lawyer or advocate; 1Jo 2:1.
You cannot love and respect God without having fellowship with God and with His People.
1JO 1:7 but if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light (maybe we will or maybe we will not), we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
1JO 1:8 If we say [assert] that we have no sin nature, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth or doctrine is not in us.
1JO 1:9 “If we acknowledge [name and cite] our sins, He is faithful and righteous, with the result that He forgives us our sins [known sins] and purifies us from all unrighteousness [unknown sins].”
We will have fellowship with one another, and therefore if you don’t have fellowship with other believers then you are directly disobeying the divine command to do so.
The Lord commands us to gather together and have fellowship with one another and if we do not do so, then we are willfully sinning against the Lord.
Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going because He always keeps His word.
- 1JO 1:7, “the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin” because even though we walk in the light we still need to rebound and recover .
If you don’t have fellowship with other believers and if you do not walk in the light, then you are directly disobeying the commands from headquarters in heaven.
MAT 18:20 “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst.”
EPH 3:18 I pray that you may able to comprehend in the presence all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth.
They respected the apostles teaching. Why?
Because they respected the doctrine that they were hearing from the apostles.
“Is it better to be loved or feared? an age old question. One contemplated by leaders, philosophers, and mob bosses alike.
“Whether it be better to be loved than feared or feared than loved? One should wish to be both, but, because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved.”
I’m not talking about unbelievers but believers being used by Satan to discredit doctrinal teaching and the believer’s commitment to the daily intake of doctrine.
Luk 9:23 And He was saying to them all, “if anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
Luk 19:47 And He was teaching daily in the temple; and the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people were trying to destroy Him.
Luk 22:53 While I was with you daily in the temple,
Act 16:5 So the churches were being strengthened in the faith, and were increasing in number daily.
Act 20:31 “Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.
2CO 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.
1CO 11:18 , the apostle Paul said that we are to come together as a church.
In 1CO 10:16 – Is not the cup of blessing which we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread which we break a sharing in the body of Christ?
1CO 10:17 Since there is one bread, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one bread. TLJC who is the bread of life.
You are a piece of that bread being a member of the body of Christ, the bread of life, Joh 6:35. TLJC said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
In Rom 8:33, we have an application to this principle concerning the confidence we should have whenever we give anything over to the Lord as the Supreme Court Judge.
The Supreme Court judges those who try and attack and accuse any of God’s people.
They are human or angelic no one has the right to judge any of us because God has justified us.
Rom 8:33 = the continuation of a doctrinal conclusion concerning the believer’s right to even approach the Supreme Court of Heaven.
The concept is a challenge in the field of judging.
People will judge your life, your motivation, your decision making, and all the way to criticizing your personality.
For the believer who is growing spiritually, this is the principal of pressure from Satan who is the original judge and accuses us day and night before the Throne of God.
We are under surveillance by a super-natural system of demon investigators.
HEB 4:16 Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.
COL 1:16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities‑‑ all things have been created by Him and for Him.
“Who” not only refers to human beings but angelic beings as well.
The only thing that hinders a judgment from being carried out is that a believer gets in the way through reaction, seeking revenge, arrogance sins, emotional sins, lust to hurt others.
These principles are just the beginning of God’s laws for both the natural minded man and the spiritual minded man.
One of the main attributes that God uses as the Supreme Court Judge is His power or omnipotence which means He has the ability to use His power any time He wills to do so.
Gen 17:1 Now when Abram was ninety‑nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless.
Gen 18:14 “Is anything too difficult for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”
Isa 40:26 lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power not one of them is missing.
Jer 27:5 “I have made the earth, the men and the beasts which are on the face of the earth by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and I will give it to the one who is pleasing in My sight.”
God’s power is NOT manifested by muscle, His power is in His word and whatever He says happens.
This power is also used by God to keep the believer safe for Him forever as in 1Pe 1:5, “You are protected by the power of God.”
All that happens is not from the power of God.
God has allowed both angels and mankind to possess volition, and both angels and mankind have used that volition in a negative way.
When we understand the omnipotence of God, we will be assured that “nothing is to hard for Him” as Jer 32:7 states.
Mat 19:26, “with God all things are possible.”
Job said after he went through more suffering than anyone alive “I know that You can do all things” in Job 42:1.
Therefore, approaching the supreme court of heaven for redress of grievances or as a plaintiff, or as a victim of injustice, or as an injured party.
As soon as you take matters in your own hand, either by going to court over church matters by entering into some system of emotional sinning (like guilt, rage), you take the matter out of God’s hands, and the Supreme Court of Heaven can no longer act on your behalf.
Strong faith rest is needed and strong faith-rest comes from maximum metabolized doctrine circulating in the soul through the cognition and inculcation of Bible doctrine regarding the essence of God.
If you develop your faith, you will use the whole realm of doctrine, and you will have the peace of God which passes all understanding, and you will be able to handle everything in life no matter how you may have been victimized.
Point 2. The Supreme Court of Heaven is open twenty-four hours a day.
- Evil in the world.
b. Sinfulness and injustice in human affairs.
c. The rise and the fall of nations.
d. Anti-semitism, personal or national.
- Conflicts among believers.
f. Satanic accusations against believers.
g. Divine discipline of believers.
h. Child abuse.
Joh 5:22, “for not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son,”
Joh 5:27 “and He [the Father] gave Him [Jesus Christ] authority to execute judgment because He is the son of man.”
- Jesus Christ is God. He is co-equal with God, superior to mankind, and perfect mankind in one person forever. Therefore, He is the perfect judge.
- Jesus Christ, as the son of man, emphasizing his hypostatic union, makes him the unique judge sitting on the Supreme Court of heaven’s throne.
The judgment of our Lord on the cross, which was the work of eternal salvation, qualifies our Lord to be a supreme court judge and preside on the bench in judgments related to history.
Six major historical judgments on earth from the time of the Church-age until the end of human history in which Jesus Christ functions as the Supreme Court Judge.
- The rebound technique
b. The judgment of the believer’s works
- The judgment of all “believers” at the baptism of fire at the second advent of Christ. Mat 13:24‑30, 36‑40, Mat 13:47‑50.
- The judgment of all “unbelievers” at the baptism of fire at the second advent of Christ. Mat 25:31‑46.
- The judgment of Satan and all fallen angels at the end of the Millennium, Rev 20:1-10.
- The judgment of all unbelievers at the end of the Millennium.
This is called the Second Resurrection and the Great White Throne judgment, Rev 20:11-15.