Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
April 1, 2018

The Fifth Commandment — Honor Your Father and Mother or Respect for Authority, EXO 20:12.

The word “honor” is the key to understanding this commandment, the Hebrew verb in EXO 20:12 is kabad which refers to honor and respect.

The word kabad refers to respect for the AUTHORITY of your father and your mother with the promise of blessings for those who respond to the command.

This is not a commandment to love your parents or even to respect them as a person but, it is a commandment TO RESPECT and honor THEIR AUTHORITY.

There has to be an understanding of the principles of Bible doctrine and respect for the authority within the marriage and the family.

Eph 5:32 talks about the mystery, it is referring to the mystery that goes back to the Garden of Eden and the principle of what the first Adam lost in the Garden at the fall and what the last Adam, TLJC, restored and how it relates to the angelic conflict.

Remember that all it takes is one person in a marriage to become degenerate or involved with apostasy and that marriage has an excellent chance of self-destruction.

The woman must respect the man.
The man must respect the woman,
while the family is to be taught legitimate principles of authority.

PRO 10:1  The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.

PRO 15:20  A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.

PRO 17:21  He who begets a fool does so to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy.

PRO 17:25  A foolish son is a grief to his father, And bitterness to her who bore him.

A genuine marriage starts with some sort of love and as time goes on and the two involved become less attractive physically and more attractive in their soul and the relationship even becomes greater because it also becomes spiritual.

“it is better to marry than to burn” does not refer to lusting after the opposite sex and therefore getting married because you want sex,” – this refer to the “burning” in the soul with soul compatibility that takes place between the right man and right woman.

Any relationship in life, to be successful, must be founded upon principle.

The interesting thing about most relationships is that there is time off but there is usually “no time off” from marriage.

Two people who are mismatched in marriage, without the principle of Bible doctrine or without the establishment principles for the unbeliever, will not make in marriage.

We are not talking about the marriage of unbelievers, we’re talking about the marriage of those who have believed in TLJC.

More mistakes are made today in Christian marriages than anywhere else because marriage is also a very sensitive spot with regard to your spiritual life.

Privacy should continue after marriage but in many cases, it doesn’t.

You surrender a certain amount of privacy in marriage and as you do so it is inevitable that you get to know the one that you’re married to.

When you’re stuck with someone and the facade of their beauty or their attractiveness or whatever it was disappears….. then  it is very difficult to remain in a situation like that.

Children are extremely different though they are brought up in the same environment
For example, we have Cain – Abel
Jacob – Esau
Absalom – Solomon
Joseph – Joseph’s brothers

COL 3:23-25;  Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men;  knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.

COL 3:25 For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality.

No man can be a successful lover of a woman and at the same time be a successful lover of himself.

2TI 3:1-2;  But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,

Arrogant man is never a good lover – this also includes sexually.

1} When you are born physically
2} When you are born again
3} When you enter in marriage.

Whenever a believer begins to have any form of success in the spiritual realm, there will be an attack made against that believer to try and stop that believer’s momentum in the plan of God.

The apostle Peter said in ACT 5:29  But Peter and the apostles answered and said, “We must obey God rather than men.

Even Adam, the man, was cursed because he followed the wrong directions concerning the word of God and listened to his wife in GEN 3:17  Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life.

When I say relationships, I am referring to relationships between friends, fellow believers, members of the congregation,  husbands and wives, or right man and right woman, if not married yet.

In fact, if you discover the biblical reasons for proper motivation in these areas and believe and apply them, you will begin to see them in light of objectivity rather than subjectivity.

The Greek word musterion means mystery. Paul took this noun away from its reference to the secrets of ancient mystery cults, and used it in technical, theological language to indicate that the Church-age doctrine was totally unknown in Old Testament times.

This noun musterion is generally in the plural, referring to a number of doctrines not known in the Old Testament.

The essence of the ancient mysteries are the Greek fraternities and their secret doctrines and their MO or secret manner of living.

So mystery means something that can only be understood by those who are in the fraternity, which under the concept of analogy refers to every believer in Jesus Christ.

What is this mystery that in ROM 16:25-26, is called the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past, but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets,

This mystery in 1CO 2:7 is called God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom, which God predestined before the ages to our glory;

This mystery in 1CO 4:1, Paul says Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

In EPH 3:9, Paul says that he was to bring to light what is the administration or the dispensation of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God, who created all things;

COL 1:26 is the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations; but has now been manifested to His saints,

It cannot be the institution of marriage because marriage has always existed since the beginning of the human race and has its precedence from the garden of Eden.

The mystery goes back to the Garden of Eden and the principle of what the first Adam lost in the Garden at the fall and what the last Adam, TLJC, restored and how it relates to the angelic conflict.

In JOH 10:17 “For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.

JOH 10:18 “No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.”

In 1CO 4:19-20,   But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I shall find out, not the words of those who are arrogant, but their power. For the kingdom of God does not consist in words, but in power.

1CO 6:14  Now God has not only raised the Lord, but will also raise us up through His power.

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.

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.

  1. The baptism of the Spirit results in the creation of a new spiritual species and the royal family of God.
  2. The protocol plan, PPOG, is unique for the royal family of God only.
  3. A phenomenal portfolio of invisible assets belongs to each one of us as royal family of God that is twice as much as the Old Testament saints had.
  4. For the first time in history, every believer, regardless of his background, attainments or lack of attainments, handicaps, success, or any other distinguishing human factor, has equality given by God Himself.
  5. We have our unique royal commissions: royal priesthood and royal ambassadorship.
  6. We have the unique mystery doctrines of the Church Age.
  7. Every member of the Trinity indwells every believer.
    This never existed before in history!
  8. We have the unique availability of divine power.
  9. This is the first time in history when there are no prophecies to be fulfilled during the Church Age.
  10. This is the dispensation of invisible heroes and marriages that become invisible heroes within the marriage as well.

The Latin phrase, SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MUNDI, means “The glory of this world passes away.”

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