Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday January 3, 2018
Pastor Rick Bettez.
We need to be in the world and not OF THE WORLD, being an ambassador and soldier for The Lord Jesus Christ means we have to have a sense of readiness to discern truth and deliver truth.
Consecrate; to set apart, dedicate, sanctify or bless. Also a term for the purification (washing) of something or someone.
Consecrate –QADASH, Qal denominative verb, often used to describe Levitical / Temple cleanliness that means prepared for presentation to God. Sanctified, dedicated & prepared to be holy or in the presence of holiness.
Exo 19:10 The Lord also said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments;
Exo 28:3 You shall speak to all the skillful persons whom I have endowed with the spirit of wisdom, that they make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister as priest to Me.
Lev 11:44 For I am the Lord your God.
Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. And you shall not make yourselves unclean with any of the swarming things that swarm on the earth.
2Chron 6:18 “But will God indeed dwell with mankind on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You; how much less this house which I have built.
No structure or person is capable of having contact or a dwelling for God until it is fully cleansed, completely sanctified by a divine standard.
No temple (We are the Temple), no priest outside of your own priesthood is involved between you & God. But the importance of sanctifying our flawed condition before God is still important for fellowship.
Supplication- TECHINNAH, to entreat or cry out seeking favor. This is a serious request to be forgiven or given mercy when one is obviously in the wrong.
The same way you are born again and saved is the same basic principle in how the Bel walks in the Spirit. Recognition that you need God, divine intervention is a grace gift that you give yourself over too regularly, putting pride and human effort aside.
There is always a washing away of sin when we honestly lay it all before God, then follows a restoration and walking back with God in fellowship that is highlighted in OT & NT scripture.
Double minded Bel’s often struggle for years never coming to a point of real spiritual maturity and the PPOG is frustrated in their lives.
Jam 4:3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.
Psa 119:113, Jam 1:8, Jam 4:8 -
All speak to Bels who bounce in and out of PPOG, double minded; meaning having little to no doctrinal stability to sustain them. This is a direct result of the OSN occupying more time in a Bel’s life than the HS (New Man).
Gen 3:7 they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.
Man covers up failure with temporary fixes and feel good solutions that fade.
Gen 3:21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.
God completely removes the sin issue with His divine solution.
Our position is secured after salvation. It is the daily human condition and refusing to grow in God grace and knowledge that cause all the stumbling blocks here on earth.
Jam 4:5 Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose -
Every word written in the Bible has the depth & width of knowledge that can only come from our divine Creator.
Mat 6:14-15 For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. “But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.
Mar 11:25 Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions.
Jam 2:13 For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.
1Cor 11:29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly.
1Cor 11:32 But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world.
The Bel’s stand before God with an OSN that has already been dealt with concerning the final judgment.
Therefore we (Bel’s) wash our feet from the filth of the earth when we touch it but our whole body has been properly washed once (Salvation). Joh 13:10.
Lev 21:8 You shall consecrate him, therefore, for he offers the food of your God; he shall be holy to you; for I the Lord, who sanctifies you, am holy.
Same word QADASH for both.
Rom 8:4 so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
1Pet 4:6 For the gospel has for this purpose been preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to the will of God.