Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday,January 22, 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.
Pro 14:12 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 than ever before, especially in Turkey and Saudi Arabia and Syria. Watch Damascus and Turkey especially.
MAT 5:45 in order that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
4. The churches will be divided because of experiencing prosperity more than the last decade. Rev 3:14-20.
There will a lack of “laying down your life for others” as believers will enjoy a measure of prosperity and become self-centered and arrogant.
5. Although every year gets worse and worse, 2017 will be the “calm before the storm.”
Or as the prophet says in JER 6:14 “And they have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ But there is no peace.
PSEUDO PROSPERITY6. 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.
CHANGED RELATIONSHIPS.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 and Treaty with Palestine, which they will reject and therefore be blamed and condemned by the United Nations.
9. The USA will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and Jordan 11will lead in the condemnation of the United States for doing so.
Because the majority of the Arab Nations want to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, their main target is Jerusalem and because Tel Aviv is where the U.S. embassy resides now, when we move our embassy to Jerusalem the Arab nations are going to freak out.
Because when they attack Jerusalem, their main target, they are in danger of hitting us.
The Arabs will consider the moving of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem an insult to their plans.
They will be forced to make a decision — Attack Jerusalem with chances of attacking the U.S. Embassy or hold back their plans for attack.
10. 2017 will be a year of political assassinations.
You need to be sure that everything God does has a divine purpose for His own glory.
Emotion as we have seen 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 were lovers of security rather than lovers of God….why?Because they had the slave mentality as taught in Peter and Paul’s book.
Prin – 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. Therefore in grace,
God provided for them and for the client nation.
The Jews did not call this bread but manhu…manhu…manhuWhat is it? — they finally called it manna.
Manna was 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.
Just like He said to us because us as a part of what it took concerning her plan or her plan or personal sense of destiny—-what happened.
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. It is based upon the very simple statement that a right thing must be done in a right way!
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.
And then 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.
You see, 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.
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. Therefore, He provides the way and means.
God’s grace provision for each one of us to fulfill His plan and to receive the conveyance of our fantastic escrow blessings.