Dispensation of the Mosaic Law. Part 35. The right thing must be done in a right way.


January 15, 2017

Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday January 15, 2017

1. The Church will think that it is being blessed and prosperous because this year will be more prosperous than any other year since the beginning of the Millennium.

There is a way that seems right but in the end it is a way of deception,
Pro 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

2. Deception will increase but it will be very sneaky and subtle thinking that we are going back to good when in reality evil will increase.

ISA 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

3. There will be more trouble in the Middle East especially within Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Russia. Watch Damascus especially and Turkey especially.

4. The churches will be divided because of experiencing prosperity more than the last decade. Rev 3:14-20.

5. Although every year gets worse and worse, 2017 will be the “calm before the storm.”

JER 6:14 “And they have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ But there is no peace.

6. 2017 will be a year that will “seem to be” a year of a lot of “good changes” but, in reality, things still remain the same.

7. The relationship between Russia and the USA will drastically change—–not for the good.

8. Israel, mainly Jerusalem, will be forced to enter into a peace treaty with Palestine, which they will reject and therefore be blamed and condemned by the United Nations.

9. Then here is a shocker = The USA will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and Jordan will lead in the condemnation of the United States for doing so.

10. 2017 will be a year of political assignations, both in reputation and the physical realm. Prepare yourselves to reject the fourth estate, which is becoming more and more corrupt every day.

1. There is the directive or perfect will of God which is tantamount to the sovereign will of God. His choice for your life.

2. The permissive will of God: Where negative volition in man is permitted to act contrary to the will of God.

3. The overruling will of God: This supersedes the directive and permissive will of God, and involves the frustration of Satan’s will.
God controls the circumstances but does not interfere with the operation of one’s volition, like He did with Jonah.
Even if we continue to rebel, as the children of Israel did in the desert, God does not give up on us that easy but provides a 1Co 10:13 “way of escape” so that we may be able to bear it and handle His plan for our life.

The Jews were shallow and superficial and totally dependent on entertainment, dependent on signs and wonders, although the signs and wonders accomplished absolutely nothing!

They were filled with bitterness so God said let Me give them a taste of that bitterness so He brought to “Marah” –bitter waters.

In His grace God allows us to experience the result of our negative decisions but He always gives us a “way of escape” or a “divine solution.”

The result of the Jews and their NVTD = Bitter waters.
The divine solution = the Tree or the cross that makes the waters sweet.

He injects us with the results of our negative decisions, Gal 6:7, and the leads us to the Divine Tree that makes our water or our decisions sweet.

In the same way God does the same in the spiritual realm, if we got a problem in a certain area, He leads us to places where we can overcome the problem.

This is what He did to the Jews when they had problems with bitterness especially toward Moses, He led them to the bitter waters of Marah and then He showed them the divine solution which was Moses throwing a tree (cross) to make the water sweet.

God wanted to free them from their sin of bitterness and this is how He did it.

Whatever it was, it was Moses alone who did something…but he didn’t do it on his own.

What was it that turned a bitter situation into a sweet one?

It was the obedience of Moses.

They complain.
They are critical.
They are filled with the emotional sins.

Emotion is irrational and can’t think in terms of doctrine at all. All they can do is think in terms of accusation.

God delivered them, and then He tested them, and then they failed, and then God delivered them, etc.

They had the most awful lifestyle, and they did it to themselves, like we do as Gal 6:7 teaches.

They were lovers of security rather than lovers of God….why?
Because they had the slave mentality.

If you put your personal security above everything else in life, you have a slave mentality.

While they were traveling the Jews owned no land and had no means of growing their own food.

The Jews did not call this bread but manhu…manhu…manhu
What is it?
What is it?
What it is?
Finally called it manna = Logistical grace provision from God.

Manna was a challenge to the daily function of the faith-rest drill for God had specified definite requirements which are equivalent to a challenge of positive volition toward the word of God.

The Lord not only gave them the manna, but he also gave them instructions to follow concerning the manna.

Here again, we have the importance of following the Lord’s directions….or doing a right thing in a right way.

The PPOG is a strict system of procedure based upon the accurate teaching of the Word of God.

With the introduction of human power and energy of the flesh function, sloppiness occurs.

In His grace, God has developed a system which is totally impossible for human power to live in. In fact, it frustrates human power constantly.

Sloppy procedure is always related to emotion, to human works, and to human activity, and is always a manifestation of arrogance.

The PPOG is based upon the fact that God has only one way of doing a thing: the right way.
Prin – The believer who flunks the procedure test ends up functioning in Satan’s cosmic system.

Learning God’s procedures is especially hindered by the two great enemies of the Christian: Ignorance and Arrogance.

This is why the apostle says in Eph 5:15 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise.

As far as the manna was concerned, first of all you had to learn and get to know the doctrine, and then you had to believe it.
Once you believe it, then you have the availability of the faith-rest life where upon you wait and rest for the manna from heaven to be dropped down from heaven.
You have to have the knowledge of the mechanics of the PSD and then you must have integrity or the spiritual strength to do it.

It’s like a soldier, he must have physical strength to be prepared, but then he must have the integrity to fight when needed.
Manna was a challenge to the professionalism of the spiritual life which was in the case for the Jews — the faith rest drill.

God provided every day the perfect food every day except one, food was provided.

Food was provided from Sunday to Friday , every morning food was provided for the rebellious children of Israel.

They had to gather every day, just enough for one day only.

Then on Friday morning, they gathered a double portion because Saturday was the Sabbath and the Jews were to do no work on Saturday which was the Sabbath.

God had a system, and you had to know the system.

You couldn’t gather a double portion whenever you wanted to because if you did it bred or produced worms.

If you went out on the Sabbath day and looked for something to eat there would be nothing there. Why? Because you had to do it God’s way.

Following the correct procedure and doing things God’s way is one of the greatest manifestations of a believer’s love, respect and worship toward God.

A right thing must be done in a right way.

We need to understand a few principles concerning the plan of God and God expecting His people to fulfill that plan under what I like to call the PPOG or the predesigned plan of God.
Predestination is the provision of the sovereignty of God for you in eternity past to execute God’s plan, purpose, and will for your life.

If God is going to deposit fantastic blessings in your escrow account and then He wills them for you, then He must provide a way for you to fulfill the conditions for receiving those blessings = e, He provides the way and means.

Predestination is God’s grace provision for each one of us to fulfill His plan and to receive the conveyance of our fantastic escrow blessings.

Your equal privilege of predestination is being made Royal Family by the baptism of the Holy Spirit, Who placed you in union with Christ at salvation. This is called positional sanctification.

Being in union with Christ means we share all that Christ is and all that Christ has.

Equal privilege means that we share Christ’s heirship, being made heirs of God. Also we are the sons of God, adopted as adult sons Roman style.

Your equal opportunity in predestination is your very own plan, designed perfectly for you and prefabricated for you in eternity past.

Predestination is the work of God the Father in eternity past on behalf of every Church-age believer to execute God’s plan, purpose, and will for his life.

a. Predestination means that there is a plan perfectly designed for you, Eph 1:11 “Having been predestined for a predetermined plan.”

b. Predestination means the possession of your very own personalized and individual plan, Rom 8:29, “He also predestined us to be conformed to the image of His Son.”

c. Predestination means royalty. The believer is Royal Family of God, Eph 1:5, “He has predestined us for the purpose of adoption to Himself.”

God the Father prefabricated the PPOG as the Christian way of life, not human beings and their legalistic standards.

The Jews had to do the same thing but there plan was based upon visual aids such as sacrificing of animals and the furniture in the tabernacle and the Temple or what we call the shadows.

Whether it’s the ritual plan of God or the PPOG it is still based upon the very simple statement that a right thing must be done in a right way.

The PPOG is much more challenging than the Old Testament plan under the principle that “to whom much is given, much is required.”

With the introduction of human power and energy of the flesh function, sloppiness occurs.

PRO 13:4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.

“Ask Jesus into your heart”
“Ask Jesus in your life”
He prays to Jesus…..
He prays to the Holy Spirit…..
God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

God Wants Me to Be Happy
We’re all God’s children
Cleanliness is next to godliness
God won’t give you more than you can handle
Bad things happen to good people

“Ask Jesus into your heart”
“Ask Jesus in your life”—- There’s not one passage in the Bible that states this. It’s Act 16:31 over and over again.

Or the next two: He prays to Jesus or He prays to the Holy Spirit.

EPH 3:14 For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father

1PE 1:17 And if you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each man’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay upon earth;

If you are not accurate in your doctrinal intake, you will not be accurate in your doctrinal application.

We are also warned against sloppiness and laziness in Pro 19:15, Laziness casts a person into a deep sleep, and an idle soul will suffer hunger.

Heb 6:12 That you may not be sluggish [lazy and sloppy], but imitators of those who through doctrine and patience inherit the promises.

God has developed, in His grace, a system which is totally impossible for human power to live in.

Sloppy procedure is always related to emotion, to human works, and to human activity, and is always a manifestation of arrogance.

Prin – Anything the unbeliever can do is not the Christian way of life.

Emotion is produced by the body; The Holy Spirit produces the accuracy and preciseness a vast difference.

This plan is almost 2000 years old for it began with our Lord’s resurrection.

Ten days after His ascension the Church-age began which is the dispensation of divine power.

It is the system God has devised to delegate His power to manufacture a winner out of the Church-age believer.

This system, the PPOG, defines the way of living or lifestyle of the believer who fulfills the mechanics of the Christian way of life by residence, function, and momentum inside of God’s plan.

While all divine power is delegated to the PPOG, all human power is relegated to cosmic one and two.

Inside the PPOG, the believer functions under the enabling power of the Holy Spirit and momentum from metabolized doctrine, and under the application of these two factors, he executes God’s plan.

The PPOG is the divine system for the utilization of God’s power whereby every Church-age believer is able to glorify God, though not through any human means.

(1) The enabling power of God the Holy Spirit.
(2) The dynamic power of Bible doctrine, Heb 4:12.