Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
You can’t be a cry-baby about the past and serve the Lord in the present.
The most powerful thing in all the Universe is Throne words Bible: throne words.
Satan – (I’m a lawyer)
“The Bearer of light” translated into Latin is Lucifer.
The Ruler of Demons
The Evil One
The Father of Lies
The Ruler of the World
The God of this Age
The Angel of Light
The prince of the air
The Roaring Lion
The Old Serpent
The Deceiver – of the World
The Accuser of God’s People
Now, before we go on with the doctrine that pertains to Throne Words or Words from the throne, I want to be sure that You realize what the Bible teaches when it says that Satan and his fallen angels were cast out of heaven for the last time forever.
Neither Satan or the fallen angels will ever be able to go to heaven again nor will they ever experience anything like the heaven that they had in eternity past when they were all worshipping God together in harmony…for a length of time.
One of the great sins, especially of the sophomore believer or the adolescent believer is the distortion of doctrine.
And by distortion I mean using doctrine rather than having doctrine use you.
Now what does God mean when He says, “Who is this that darkens counsel by words or doctrines without knowledge?”
He means that Job has the doctrine but has made the wrong application.
Remember that you can perceive and metabolize doctrine and still refuse to apply it.
I hope you are beginning to see something very interesting so far, and that is the different dispensations that I am using so that there will be objectivity rather than subjectivity.
One of the biggest difficulties with believers when they get into suffering is that they lose the manliness principle of being courageous.
Prin-No believer can serve the Lord when he’s hand-strung by a guilt complex, or bitterness, or regrets regarding the past.
And by the way, the very fact that God tells Job to “gird up his loins like a man” reveals that Job was acting like a baby relying on his morality rather than virtue.
And to “be a man” you have to face the fact that you are responsible for your failures.
Always remember that in every generation, God is looking for men and women who will be men and women and who can stand in the gap and handle pressure.
In Eze 22:30, the Lord said And I sought for a man that should make up the hedge and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none.
David’s words to his son Solomon just before he died were 1Ki 2:2 Be strong therefore and show yourself a man.
Prin-You can’t be a cry-baby about the past and serve the Lord in the present.
Joab, David’s general said to his soldiers who were out-numbered and the odds were against them in 2Sa 10:12 “be of good courage and let us play the men for our people”
And the word “men” means a valiant brave soldier….unfortunately not too many were brave soldiers.
The apostle Paul said to the believers at Corinth concerning false doctrine and apostate teaching, 1CO 16:13 “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”
Now, in verses 4-11, we have the first question: Was Job present at the creation of planet earth, and of course the answer to that is no, Job wasn’t there.
You see Job had a plan that he was going to have prosperity for life and he thought he was all set for life, however, that was Job’s plan not God’s plan.
Whereas God’s plan was to bring some adversity into his life whereby Job could glorify Him in the angelic conflict.
But “You do not have it made when you are spiritual”.
Spirituality does not guarantee a life without problems and difficulties.
As the apostle Paul said in 2TI 3:12 And indeed, all who desire to live godly [eusebos-spiritual] in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
Now, if man doesn’t know what God is doing it is simply because he doesn’t need to know or man is not oriented to God’s plan.
Remember what TLJC said to Peter in JOH 13:7 “What I do you do not realize now, but you shall understand hereafter.”
As the apostle Paul said in ROM 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!