Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday, September 17, 2021
The Christian Way of Living
Faith Rest Drill & God’s Divine Essence
that if you want to win at anything in life, you had to perfect and master the basics.
Col. R.B. Thieme Jr. –
“A pivot of mature believers
break no laws, sponsors no violence, including assassination, crime, terrorism, or revolution. Confiscates no one's property. And does not intrude on human privacy.
… But turns the world upside down through the invisible force of Bible Doctrine, and the function of, the royal family honor code.”
15th of August 1979
1 Tim 2:4 who [JC] desires [wills]
 all men to be saved [unbeliever]
and [for the believer]
 to come to the [epignosis] knowledge [through metabolized BD] of the truth.
God’s will =
2) 2 Peter 3:18
… Grow in the grace and knowledge of TLJC…
Proverbs 3:5  [CMD] Trust in the Lord with all your
heart [rt lobe – where you think. PSD #3 F/R Drill],
And  [CMD] do not lean on your own [HVP]
understanding [man’s opinion vs God’s].
Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways  [CMD] acknowledge
[Promise] And He will make your paths straight.
[1, 2, 3 - easy]
Proverbs 3:7 [conclusion v5-6] Do not be wise in
your own eyes [conceited - arrogance];
[CMD] Fear [Trust] the Lord and [CMD] turn away
Confused which way to go?
Then make the best decision you can and if God does not want you to go
in that direction, he will close the door.
If you are receptive to closed doors,
then you see that for what it is and you go in another direction.
Trust is a process
Rebound when necessary
Diligently using (mastering) the F/R Drill
Understanding God’s Essence,
esp His Love -> +R & J
JR SOOO LIVE -
Justice – God renders a fair decision based upon all the facts. He
always does the right thing in the right way. He is a perfect (just) judge.
Righteousness (+R) – this refers to God is perfect, He never has made
a mistake, never thought anything wrong, is perfect and without sin.
Sovereignty – God is supreme authority of the universe. There is no
one more powerful or ‘above’ Him.
Omniscience – God is all knowing, God knows everything including
what would have happened if different decisions were made. He
knows all the outcomes.
Omnipresent – God is in all places at once. He is present everywhere.
Omnipotent – God is all powerful. For example the bible describes
God’s creation of the universe as the work of His fingers. Your fingers
are the weakest part of your body, yet God created the whole universe
and all its great beauty with just His fingers. Now that is power. (and
no God does not have fingers – it is a metaphor)
Love – God is Love. This is a huge concept but to keep it relatively
simple we have to use all of the following words to describe God’s love:
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 gives several descriptions of God’s love: "Love is
patient, love is kind. God’s Love does not envy, it does not boast, it is
not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not
easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love
does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects,
always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. God’s love never fails."
That is a lot to digest, but I think you can get a glimpse of what true
love is and God is Love.
Immutable – God never changes. He never makes a decision that He
would change. He does the right thing the right way the first time.
Veracity – God is truthful. Titus 1:2 "God, who does not lie." Also
that means the bible is inerrant, without error (in the original language
that is was written). God’s perfect thoughts given to mankind.
Eternal Life – God always existed, He was in the past, present and
future forever and ever.
1 Peter 5:7. Give me all your concerns because I (God) care for you.
Slamming all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.
Trust is a process
=> Learn God’s Divine Essence
Problems come in two flavors:
1 - the ones we created by bad decisions
2 - problems others created and put on us
it matters not
whether we or others created the problems,
God has a solution to them.
Psalm 91:1 He [the believer in JC]
who dwells [via F/R procedure] in
the shelter of the Most High [a
reference to God]
Will abide [reside] in the shadow
of the Almighty [Omnipotence of
Psalm 91:6 Of the pestilence
[corona virus, black plague] that
stalks in darkness,
Or of the destruction that lays
waste at noon [earthquake,
God protects you in 1 of 3 ways -
1) God protects the Believer from
catching the virus;
2) God allows the believer to catch the
virus but heals the believer;
3) God allows the believer to catch the
virus and allows the believer
to die and go to heaven.
Psalm 91:1 …
will find shelter …
and reside under the protection
of Omnipotent God.
Psalm 91:2 I will say to the Lord,
[your conclusion upon using the
My refuge and
My God, in whom I trust!"
Psalm 91:3 For it is He [God] who
delivers you from the snare of
the trapper [people and
circumstances in life],
And from the deadly pestilence
[deadly hazards like corona
Psalm 91:4 He will cover you with
His pinions [feathers],
And under His wings you may
His faithfulness is a shield and
bulwark [a defensive wall – like a
Psalm 91:5 [result from v2 of using
F/R procedure] You will not be afraid
of the terror by night [criminality, etc],
Or of the arrow that flies by day [warfare];
Psalm 91:6 Of the pestilence [corona
virus, black plague] that stalks in
Or of the destruction that lays waste
at noon [earthquake, volcano,
Psalm 91:7 A thousand may fall
[die] at your side, And ten
thousand at your right hand;
But it [terrors and disasters] shall
not approach you.
Psalm 91:8 You will only look on
with your eyes,
And see the recompense of the
wicked [Justice of God in
Psalm 91:9 For you [the Believer
using the F/R procedure] have
made the Lord, my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling
Psalm 91:10 No evil will befall you,
Nor will any plague come near
your tent [where you live].
Morning Thought Process
Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the Lord has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
How do we do this? What is our Morning Thought Process? Recalling what God says and tell us to do. Recalling Psalm 118:24 and then using the Faith Rest Procedure for any and all concerns we have. Daily, which is another say of saying: diligently using the Faith Rest Procedure.
So, in the morning it begins with Thinking and recalling God.
Psalm 55:22 [CMD] Cast [all] your burden upon the Lord [TLJC],
[Promise] and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the righteous [believers using the CWLiving] to be shaken.
So you can pray: Dear Heavenly Father, I have these thoughts of unsurety and I need your help to combat them by using Psm 55:22; therefore I cast the following (name them) to you ….
So you can pray:
Dear Heavenly Father, I have these thoughts of unsurety and I need your help to combat them by using Psm 55:22; therefore I cast the following (name them) to you ….
Deuteronomy 20:3 … “Hear, O Israel [believers using CWLiving], you are approaching the battle against your enemies [problems, adversities of life] today. Do not be fainthearted. Do not be afraid, or panic, or tremble before them,
Deuteronomy 20:4 [Promise] for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save [or deliver] you.”
(continuation of the prayer above)
and I know you God are the One who goes with me and fights for me in Deut 20:3-4 …
Isaiah 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord [TLJC], the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired. …
Isaiah 40:29 [Promise] He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power [physical and mental courage and a RMA].
… Therefore Heavenly Father I claim your further promise of Isa 40:28-29 to strengthen me so I do not give in to wrong thinking and I express my feelings, give me more strength to handle them…
Psalm 91:15 [Promise] He [believers using CWLiving] will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him, and honor him.
… because I know based upon your promise of Psalm 91:15 that you will answer my request and you will rescue me and I will know that rescue comes from you …
Luke 1:37 [Promise] "For nothing will be impossible with God.”
… for nothing is impossible with You (Omnipotent). And I know that I am to …
James 1:2 ¶ [CMD] Consider [thinking vs. emoting, consider all that you know about God and His essence] it all happiness, my brethren, when you encounter various trials [testings, adversities], v3 knowing that the testing of your faith [doctrine, F/R Drill -- ex. Job, Paul in prison] produces endurance. v4 And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing.
… Thank you Heavenly Father, I pray in Christ’s name, Amen.