This Hebrew word  “batach” came to mean "to pick up your troubles and slam them on the Lord."


The Hebrew verb “batach” was originally used for two wrestlers fighting when one picks up the other and slams him down to the ground.



ISA 26:3 “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You. (4) “Trust in the Lord forever, For in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock.


The Hebrew verb for trust is “chacah” {khaw-saw} meaning to flee as a rabbit and hop in a cleft when an enemy is chasing you, Christ is the cleft or the Rock where you hide.


Job 13:15, "Though He slay me, I will hope in Him.


The word hope is “jachal” which means to wait and trust in extreme pain even though you may be miserable.



In ISA 40:31  Those who “wait” for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up {with} wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.


"Those who “wait” for the Lord is the Hebrew verb “quveh” which is used of making rope little by little until it develops a strong rope. We trust in the Master weaver.


It has the connation of taken one strand of thread at a time and continually adding more and more thread until it becomes a strong rope. Again – this only happens when we trust the Master weaver.


The application is that you and I learn to trust in the baby promises  until they add up to a strong rope which are the Doctrinal Rationales or the Essence of God rationales.


Keep trusting God in those little areas and as we go through them and watch them add up as we are now able to trust God in greater areas.


This is when you believe God to come through in the little areas and after doing it enough times it develops into faith-rest in the Doctrinal Rationals and the essence of God Rationals.


The Divine Essence refers to the qualities or attributes of

God that are perfect and eternal, which include His love, justice, righteousness, veracity, eternal life, immutability, sovereignty, omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence.


The essence of God is made up of His ten attributes, which includes justice. The justice of God is His point of contact with the human race after the fall.


All blessing and discipline directed toward mankind is filtered through His justice, which will

always be satisfied.


Adjustment to this justice means that the free will of the believer or unbeliever has lined up with the sovereign will of God.




Even though we are weak little strands, we, through faith-rest, become gigantic powerful ropes.


Faith-rest is;

  1. Complete confidence and inner rest.
  2. A rest that is free from activity.
  3. A peace of mind.


Another meaning for rest is something used for support.


Faith-rest is a state in which believers have a relaxed mental attitude no matter what the situation may look like.


In Gen 14:14-16, we have a warning about failing in the Faith-rest life.



Prin: After spiritual victory we are very vulnerable to defeat.



Worry is a sin in Rom 14:23, whatever is not from faith is  sin."


Instead of putting his fear in action he should be putting his faith in action.



Abram ended up failing the Faith-rest Test and had to deal with retaliation from his enemies; Gen 14:17.



Abram was worried about the king of Sodom retaliating against Him and his family.


His earthly security was being threatened; Gen 14:21-24.



Abram worried about the fact that he would have no   heir; Gen 15:1-3.


He is in panic palace and worried about his heir if the families of the earth were going to be blessed by his seed; Gen 15:1-7.


The cure for worry is the promises of the Word.

  1. Worry is a mental attitude sin which is self-induced and therefore soulish torment or anxiety regarding anything in life.



  1. Worry is a disquieting and painful state of mind involving undue concern over something in life.


  1. Worry separates the believer from his inner resources of grace and cuts off the reception of divine logistics.


  1. Worry is the way the supply line is cut, not by God, but thinking the wrong things, being in the wrong place at the wrong time.


You do not have that protection of the "wall of fire" when you are out of fellowship with God.


  1. The answer to worry is living in the filling of the Spirit and walking in the Spirit as you advance in enemy territory, the devil's world.




  1. Worry always anticipates the worst, and so becomes apprehension or anticipation of danger, misfortune, trouble, or uncertainty.


  1. Worry is a state of restlessness and agitation, producing mental disturbance, uneasiness, anxiety, and painful uncertainty.


  1. Worry then short circuits the function of the faith-rest technique and causes the believer to be pinned down in no man's land.


If you get pinned down too long in no man's land you move into reversionism, and go backwards.



They fell into reversionism and began to go backwards.


MAT 7:16 "You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn {bushes,} nor figs from thistles, are they?


MAT 7:17 "Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit.


MAT 7:18 "A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.


MAT 7:19 "Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.


MAT 7:20  "So then, you will know them by their fruits.


You cannot afford to be pinned down and you cannot afford to retreat after you have reached the adult stage of the spiritual life!



Because the fall is great and the misery that follows is self-destructive.



If you retreat, you do not go back to your previous stage of spiritual growth, you're out of fellowship, you're out of the PPOG, you go back to reversionism.



Once you get out into no man's land, either you go forward and take the objective or you retreat into reversionism, as we have used the phrase in the past, you crash and burn.


Worry then, short-circuits the function of the faith rest technique.


  1. Worry is a destroyer of the soul. If unchecked, it results in mental illness.


Worry in the mind causes shock to the body, Pro 12:25  Anxiety in the heart of a man weighs it down, but a good word makes it glad.



  1. Worry unloads Bible doctrine from the launching pad of the souls' right lobe.


Instead of you having the ammunition that you need to handle the fiery darts of the wicked, worry just unloaded your ammunition.


Worry is a great weapon in the hands of Satan because the forces of evil take over the soul as a result of worry.


Worry makes you vulnerable to the enemies attack especially in no man's land.


More sacrifices of your time, talent, and treasure is lost when you reject the faith-rest life.


When the communication of Bible doctrine is no longer as important to you as it once was, that's because Satan has caused a direct hit on the mentality of your soul.


Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
October 17, 2021

We can never be a winner as a Christian soldier unless we understand the Ten Problem-Solving Devices available to the Church-age believer.

PSD #1 Rebound is the confession of known sins to God and a grace function that requires no overt works by the believer such as feeling  sorry for your sins; 1Jo 1:9; Jer 3:13; Psa 32:5.

PSD # 2.  The Filling Of The Spirit . which is the first time in history when all believers are indwelled by the Holy Spirit and are commanded to be filled with the Spirit.

PSD #3: The Faith-Rest Drill = which entails claiming a promise made by God in the Scriptures and then relying (resting upon) God to fulfill His promise, HEB 4:1-2, 4:10-11; Rom 4:1-7.

EPH 6:16  in addition to all, [all of the items of military equipment] taking up the shield of faith [F.R.D.] with which you will be able to extinguish [intercept and destroy] all the flaming missiles of the evil one.

  1. 1. "The evil one" is the central antagonist of the angelic conflict, HEB 1‑2; GEN 6; 1PE 3:18‑22.
  2. 2. "The evil one" is an organizational genius with a great organization of demons, EPH 6:10‑12.
  3. 3. “The evil one" promotes and initiates the attack of demon influence, which involves cosmic one and cosmic two.
  4. 4. "The evil one" commands the attack of demon armies in the tribulation, REV 9.
  5. 5. "The evil one" is the origin of murder and violence in the human race, GEN 6:4-11; JOH 8:44.
  6. 6. "The evil one" is the enemy of Bible doctrine, MAT 13:9, 39, REV 12:13,15 and attacks your capacity for life.
  7. 7. "The evil one" is the enemy of the church (the Royal Family), REV 2:9‑13, 24.
  8. 8. "The evil one" is the enemy of Christ,
    Rev 12:4
  9. 9. "The evil one" is the enemy of Israel.
    anti‑semitism is satanic. Rev 12:4, 13-15 specifically documents this.
  10. 10. "The evil one" is the enemy of all unbelievers.

In 2CO 4:3‑4, he blinds the minds of unbelievers, which is demon influence or the demonization of the soul.

  1. 11. "The evil one" is the enemy of the Church-age believer personally, 2CO 2:11, 11:3; EPH 6:10‑12; JAM 4:6‑10; 1PE 5:6‑9.
  2. 12. "The evil one" is the enemy of the great power demonstration of the hypostatic union; Rev 12:4.
  3. 13. "The evil one" is the enemy of nationalism, which he often opposes with internationalism.
  4. 14. "The evil one" manipulates nations,
    Rev 12:9, 23; 20:3,8
  5. 15. "The evil one" is the father of religion, and liberalism.

Religion is man seeking to use his own merits, his own works to gain the approbation of God; EPH 2:9  not as a result of works, that no one should boast.

TIT 3:5  He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy.

2TI 1:9  who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,

ROM 3:20   because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law {comes} the knowledge of sin.

ROM 7:18  and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

GAL 2:16  nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we may be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law shall no flesh be justified.

  1. 16. "The evil one" also has counterfeit systems which are a part of his system of flaming missiles.
  2. 17. False teachers are a part of the strategy of "the evil one" , 1JO 4:1‑3.

They seek to stimulate your ego, work on your emotion and flatter and complement you, ROM 16:18.

They use human public relations systems
And legalistic flirtation to court believers,
GAL 4:17‑18; 2TI 3:5‑7

They appeal to human ego and arrogance and pride to distract believers from grace, 2CO 10:12.

They promote idolatry as a part of Satan's communion table, HAB 2:18‑19.

They promote legalism as a system of spirituality which we call pseudo‑spirituality, 1TI 1:7‑8.

They possess a false spirit, 1JO 4:1‑3.

False teachers represent the attack of demon influence on the human soul as illustrated by 1Ti 4:1.

False teachers appeal to all forms of human arrogance, 2Co 10:12.

They promote all kinds of religion, 2Ti 3:5.

The weapon systems of the devil also include Christian moral or immoral degeneracy or alternating between the two.

  1. 18. The primary target for the devil's flaming missiles is the essence of the human soul.
  2. 19. Faith-rest is absolutely necessary for dynamics in prayer; MAT 21:22; MAR 11:24.

PSA 56:3  When I am afraid, I will put my trust in Thee.

  1. 20. The overcoming of worry is the function of faith-rest life; 1PE 5:7.

The benefit to others is also related to the faith-rest technique in Mat 8:13, where the centurion who came to Jesus asked Him to heal his son.

MAT 8:13  And Jesus said to the centurion, "Go your way; let it be done to you as you have believed [or as you have operated in faith-rest]  And the servant was healed that {very} hour.

In the spiritual life, God does the work and the believer receives the reward, PHI 1:6.

PHI 1:6  {For I am} confident of this very thing, that He [Father]  who began a good work in you will perfect it [complete it ]  until the day of Christ Jesus.

The faith-rest drill involves trusting in the character of God Who is faithful to the believer, DEU 7:9, 2TI 2:13, 1TH 5:24, 2TH 3:3.

DEU 7:9   "Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;

2TI 2:13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful; for He cannot deny Himself.

1TH 5:24  Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.

2TH 3:3  But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

The Biblical concept of true worth when it comes to authority is illustrated by our Lord in LUK 7 and MAT 8.

Some Jewish elders pleaded with TLJC to go to the centurion because they said "This man is worthy [axious] to have you do this", Luk 7:4.

The faith of the centurion was demonstrated precisely in the fact that he did not view himself as worthy or deserving of even having TLJC under his roof;
Luk 7:6.

He never thought of losing, losing was not a part of his particular concept in any way because he understood authority even though he was not worthy.

In 1TI 6:1, the apostle Paul writes "Let all who are under the yoke as Christian labor regard, esteem, consider, think of, their own masters as worthy or deserving of all honor."

This speaks of authority orientation or adjusting your life to respect and honor authority wherever you see it.

Without authority orientation, which means that you recognize the importance of authority and you honor it, it is impossible for a believer to ever reach spiritual maturity.

Many people think that authority should only be honored and respected when someone is worthy of the authority.

JUD 1:8  Yet in the same manner these men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties.

Losing was not a part of his particular concept in any way because he understood authority even though he recognized that he was not worthy.

He was a winner and he recognized a winner and when he recognized a winner, he believed in that winner, TLJC.

Capernaum was actually the base of operations for our Lord Jesus Christ and it was a place of a Roman military installation.

After being rejected in His hometown Nazareth, Jesus made Capernaum the center of His ministry in Galilee.

Although Jesus centered His ministry in Capernaum, the people of that city did not follow him and therefore the Lord pronounced a curse on the city for its unbelief, MAT  11:23‑24, predicting its ruin in LUK 10:15.

LUK 10:15  "And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will be brought down to Hades!

He commanded a century which was anywhere from 80 to 100 men.

This man was in the Roman military and in order to attain the rank of centurion at this time, a man had to have tremendous respect for authority and tremendous self-discipline.

  1. 1. They said that virtue meant devotion and loyalty to your family.

None whatsoever except they are loyal to themselves which is arrogance.

They are preoccupied with themselves which is subjectivity.

The Romans also knew that no one could be virtuous unless they accepted authority (beginning with the authority of their parents).

Virtue was a willing acceptance of parental authority which gave unity and strength to the Roman family and eventually it resulted in the Roman's conquering the world.

  1. 2. To the Romans, virtue also meant reverence and devotion to the authorities over the Romans at that time.

In the spiritual realm, this included respect and loyalty toward God which is revealed by the exact performance of all that God requires.

  1. 3. The third meaning of virtue meant justice or faith which is something that the Romans really respected.

Justice meant that you didn’t play favorites , you operated with doctrines like impersonal love toward all, even knowing that you owe them that; ROM 13:8.

Faith meant to be true to one's word.
Paying one's dept!
Keeping one's oath!
Performing all obligations

Prin: Faith rooted in the conscience in the Romans was even stronger than written law.

By virtue they meant what we would call faithfulness or the ability to fulfill one's obligations and keeping one's word.

  1. 4. The fourth meaning of virtue meant virtue through absolute self-control.
  2. 5. The fifth meaning of virtue to the Romans was consistency or perseverance.

The Romans had a saying which said in the English translation, Nothing is too difficult for the power of the faithful!

The recruitment at that time was not a draft, it was not universal military training but it was based on the quality of a man's life.

The man had to have already demonstrated virtue.

It was a privilege and because of that attitude of patriotism Rome was great for about a thousand years.

In order to root out those who didn't have virtue and discipline, they had the strictest basic training of any military organization up until the present time in our history.

This is why when the apostle Paul concluded his epistle to the Galatians he said in GAL 6:17   From now on let no one cause trouble for me, for I bear on my body the brand‑marks of Jesus.

Meaning that he passed basic training in the Christian way of life.

Leave me alone....from now on let no one cause trouble for me because I bear no my body the brandmarks of TLJC!

His brandmarks were both in the physical realm when he was stoned for his beliefs and the spiritual marks which came from living the spiritual life like undeserved suffering.

The Roman soldiers were not taught blind obedience, they were taught to think and that thought preceded their obedience and action.

The point is that the Roman military man studied in order to conquer!

2TI 2:15  "Study to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth."

EPH 4:3   Study [spoudazo] to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

HEB 4:11  Let us therefore [spoudazo] study to enter rest.

2PE 1:10  Therefore, brethren, [spoudazo] study all the more to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;

2PE 3:14  Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, [spoudazo] study to be found by Him in prosperity, spotless and blameless [no shame at the Judgment Seat of Christ],

There was a great affinity or resemblance in this man and TLJC inasmuch as both men were under authority.

Our Lord Jesus Christ being God and man placed Himself willingly under the authority of His Father.

The word entreating is the pres-act-part of parakaleo which is parakalon which means to appeal, to request, to seek, to implore.

The word Lord is Kurie and I want you to notice that when a man is in authority who can think and who is calm under pressure and who has wisdom, he also has respect for any authority wherever he sees it.

It is interesting to note that every centurion mentioned in the New Testament is mentioned with honor.

There was the centurion who recognized Jesus on the Cross as the Son of God, Mat 27:54.

MAT 27:54  Now the centurion, and those who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening, became very frightened and said, "Truly this was the Son of God!"

There was Cornelius, the first Gentile convert to the Christian Church; ACT 10:22  And they said, "Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous and God‑fearing man well spoken of by the entire nation of the Jews.

There was the centurion who suddenly discovered that Paul was a Roman citizen, and who rescued him from the fury of the rioting mob; Act 23:17.

This centurion who was informed that the Jews had planned to murder Paul between Jerusalem and Caesarea, took steps to frustrate their plans.

There was the centurion whom Felix ordered to look after Paul; ACT 24:23  And he [Felix] gave orders to the centurion for him to be kept in custody and {yet} have {some} freedom, and not to prevent any of his friends from ministering to him.

There was the centurion accompanying Paul on his last journey to Rome, who treated him with every courtesy, .and accepted him as leader when the storm struck the ship in ACT 27:43.







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