Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
April 6, 2018

“One of the many blessings that we have because of the cross is that our Lord not only restored all that Adam lost in the Garden of Eden but how He modified and improved it even more.”

“for all those who have not personally seen my face” refers to the principle of “non face-to-face” communication 

This verse looks something like this from the original language  of scripture: COL 2:2  that their hearts [right lobes] may be encouraged, having been knit together in love or by means of impersonal unconditional love


and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in epignosis doctrine of God’s mystery doctrine, that is, Christ Himself,


How did you receive Him?
By means of grace through faith lest one boast of their  accomplishments.


The absolute righteousness that the first Adam lost, is now duplicated and imputed in the spiritual realm to the believer in the Church-age who receives a double righteousness under the principle of a double portion, and he will remain in that state of perfection forever and ever, Rev 22:11.

Here is what the last Adam, TLJC, received after he fell.

a.  The baptism of the Spirit;
b.  The PPOG;
c.  A phenomenal portfolio of invisible assets;
d.  EP + EO;
e.  Royal priesthood and royal ambassadorship.


  1. Unique mystery doctrines of the Church Age.
    g. Trinity indwells every believer.
    h.  Unique availability of divine power.
    i.  No prophecies to be fulfilled.
    j.  Invisible heroes created.

The principle of double-honor and double-blessing, which is sometimes called “twofold” in the Word of God.


JOB 42:12,  Job receives double the blessing that he had.  And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning, and he had 14,000 sheep.


All of us who place other things in life above doctrine in our false scale of values are losing out on all the equal privilege and equal opportunity God has provided for you in time to advance spiritually.


You said in effect, “I don’t care
I am a rock.
I am an island!|


You are described in ECC 5:2  Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few.


ECC 5:4-5,  When you make a vow to God, do not be late in paying it, for He takes no delight in fools. Pay what you vow!  It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.


MAT 12:37  “For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.”


You need to ask yourself where you stand in relationship with 1Jo 2:15   Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.


For some believers it is ‘I have bought a piece of land and I need to go out and look at it; please consider me excused.’


The Latin phrase, “Sic transit gloria mundi,” means “The glory of this world passes away.”

2CO 5:10  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

The perfect environment in the Garden of Eden that the first Adam lost, is now duplicated in the spiritual realm in the PPOG for the Church-age but will be consummated in the eternal state with perfect environment for all of eternity, Rev 21:1-4.


There was one more thing that the first Adam lost that because of the angelic conflict, the last Adam, TLJC, gives some believers the opportunity to recover and to glorify Him in the angelic conflict.


The original design of marriage that the first Adam lost, can now be experienced in the spiritual realm for two believers in the Church-age and becomes analogous to the eternal marriage between TLJC and His bride for all of eternity, Rev 21:9.

How did the bride adorn herself? In Rev 19:8,
She adorned herself with experiential righteousness;


The laws of evidence are found in passages like DEU 19:15  “A single witness shall not rise up against a man on account of any iniquity or any sin which he has committed; on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed.


MAT 18:16  “But if he does not listen {to you,} take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed.


Paul said in 2CO 13:1  This is the third time I am coming to you. Every fact is to be confirmed by the testimony of two or three witnesses.


The laws of evidence as they are found throughout the Bible  say, that there must always be two or more witnesses in any trial.


The witnesses, two or more, must be interrogated separately and their testimony must agree, under separate interrogation.


TLJC was interrogated separately, Mat 4:1-11, Luk 4:1-13.


Job was interrogated privately and so did the apostle Paul and the apostle John.

MAT 4:1  Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

  The invisible heroes of the Church-age will be interrogated separately, PHI 1:29, 2Ti 3:12.

  PHI 1:29  Because to you it has been graciously given with reference concerning Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer on behalf of Him, 

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