Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Christ at home in our heart.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
1. Knowing the angelic conflict.
2. Knowing the glorification of God.
3. Knowing no man after the flesh.
5. Bringing every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
How the Believer Glorifies God. The glorification of God by means of the Church (in EPH 3:21) occurs when the believer attains spiritual adulthood and moves on to spiritual maturity.
What Does Not Glorify God.
Left out of how to glorify God was all your Christian service, sacrifice, and works. All this is wood, hay, and stubble; it will all be burned at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
Spiritual growth is not measured in works; spiritual growth is measured in momentum. When there is momentum, there will be production of divine good.
Momentum has mass, velocity, and direction. The mass is doctrine in the soul, the velocity is the Holy Spirit who gives power, and the direction is the PPOG for your life.
Positive momentum will result in divine good production and that production will be gold, silver, and precious stones; it will be rewardable at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
The Pattern for Glorifying God in the Church-age.
What are the mechanics for accomplishing the momentum to glorify God.
a. Reception of Bible doctrine is the #1 priority.
b. The second “R” is Retention, which refers to the metabolization of Bible doctrine, so that gnosis doctrine or knowledge in the left lobe becomes epignosis doctrine or wisdom in the right lobe, the heart, which is the basis of momentum in the PPOG.
2CO 3:18, but we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
2CO 4:7, but we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves;
EPH 3:17 “That Christ may finally settle down and feel completely at home in your hearts.”
You are made complete at the moment of salvation, the problem is that you don’t think that you are and therefore Christ, who knows that you are, cannot feel completely at home in your heart.
COL 2:9-10 For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;
Our Lord condescends to live in the heart of a sinner saved by grace.
As with so many of the wonderful purposes that God desires to be true in the believer’s life there is a condition to be fulfilled - reception and retention of Church-age mystery doctrine.
The Christian way of life is the ability and capacity to receive from God what is guaranteed by position in Christ.
COL 2:2 that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself,
Without reception and retention of Church-age mystery doctrine Christ will not be at home in our hearts because they will be filled with the only alternative - cosmic viewpoint.
Peace rules in your heart because Christ is there and He is at home. He had a peace that the world didn’t understand and He gives that peace to us through doctrine.
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
PHI 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
The psalms are the words taught from the pulpit and the hymns are praise and love songs directed towards God.