Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Doctrine of the Divine Decrees. Part 20.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Point 6. The Five Manifestations of the Will of God Found in the Divine Decrees.
(a) The preventative will of God, GEN 20:6; PSA 19:13.
(b) The permissive will, which embraces that which God does not restrain; DEU 8:2; 2CH 32:31; HOS 4:17;ROM 1:24; ROM 1:28.
(c) The directive will, by which action God guides the ways of men and often outside their consciousness of that guidance, GEN 50:20; PSA 76:10; ISA 10:5; JOH 13:27; ACT 4:28.
(d) The determinative will of God, by which action of God He decides and executes all things after the counsel of His own will; ISA 46:10-11.
Grace is not only within the divine decree, but is a major feature of that decree.
1. It is for their pleasure.
2. It is for their glory.
3. It is for the expression of free volition.
Point 7. The Glory of God and the Divine Decrees.
The glorification of God is by means of the Church, EPH 3:21, and it ultimately occurs when the believer attains spiritual adulthood and moves to spiritual maturity.
a. At spiritual self-esteem the believer has knowledge and self-confidence.
b. At spiritual autonomy the believer has the strong independence, not from God but from depending on man.
c. At spiritual maturity the believer has cognitive invincibility and can manufactured into an invisible hero.
Now this happens when the believer glorifies God as he parlays the life beyond gnosis (EPH 3:19) into the life beyond dreams (EPH 3:20).
a. The life beyond gnosis, EPH 3:19.
b. The life beyond dreams, EPH 3:20.
The life beyond gnosis is epignosis, which is the consistent function of perception, metabolization, and application of Bible doctrine.
You must understand the mystery doctrine of the Church-age which is found in the New Testament epistles, for it contains all the mechanics for the plan of God and the divine decrees in this dispensation.
Spiritual maturity parlays the life beyond gnosis into the life beyond dreams, which becomes the basis for glorifying God.
1CO 2:9 but just as it is written, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”
I did not mention all your Christian service, sacrifice, and works.
The only Christian service and production that counts is the production that results from perception of doctrine.
Christian service and Christian works are not the means of attaining spiritual maturity or of glorifying God.
Spiritual growth is not measured in works; spiritual growth is measured in momentum.
That production will be gold, silver, and precious stones and it will be rewardable at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
a. Reception of Bible doctrine is the #1 priority.
b. Retention refers to the metabolization of Bible doctrine, so that epignosis doctrine in the right lobe is the basis of momentum in the PPOG.
c. Recall is comparable to the concept of wisdom; it refers to the application of doctrine.
1. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
2. This is the dispensation of the unique PPOG.
3. Unique Equality in the PPOG.
4. The Unique Portfolio of Invisible Assets.
5. Two Unique Royal Commissions for every Church-age Believer.
6. The doctrine of the Church-age is the unique mystery doctrine.
7. The body of the Church-age believer is indwelt by each person of the Trinity.
8. The Unique Availability of Divine Power.
9. The Age of No Prophecy.
10. The Church-age is the dispensation of invisible heroes.
Momentum is based on solving problems with the PSD’s that God has provided.
There is X-amount of suffering for blessing involved in momentum, because this is the way you apply doctrine to your experience.
Glorification of God is the execution of the PPOG through the advance to spiritual maturity.
The pattern for glorifying God includes suffering for blessing, not divine discipline or self-induced misery under the law of volitional responsibility.
The Glorification of God is also related to the distribution of your escrow blessings for time.
EPH 1:3 Worthy of praise and glorification be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
Eulogetos (eulogy) = to praise highly.
EPH 1:4 just as He (God the Father) elected us in Him before the foundation of the world,
Eph 1 - The first thing God ever did for us is the means of glorifying Him, which is to receive the blessings He has provided for us.
Under the doctrine of election, God wills the highest and the best for you as a believer; only when you receive that highest and best do you glorify God.
God decreed for you to glorify Him. God decreed for you to withdraw from your escrow account as much as you can.
The fact that you do not have the most phenomenal blessings in time and eternity simply means that you are choosing to be a loser.
Equal privilege means that you are in union with Christ and His church.
Equal opportunity means that you have logistical grace support.
So why are you here?
You are here to glorify God!
REV 4:11 “Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for Thou didst create all things, and because of Thy will they existed, and were created.”
ISA 43:21 “The people whom I formed for Myself, Will declare My glory.”
Glorifying God demands understanding.
As a part of the divine decrees, God’s will for your life as a member of the Royal Family of God is to bless you.
EPH 1:6 Resulting in the praise the glory of His grace.
EPH 1:12 In order that we should be for the praise of His glory.
EPH 1:14 For the release of your assets for the praise of His glory.
Anything God does results in His glorification.
God does not depend on us for His pleasure and glory, but instead He expresses His pleasure and glory toward us.
Because God is to be glorified you and I are the beneficiaries of His blessings and divine provisions. God is not glorified by our system of human works but is glorified by meeting our every need.
ISA 26:15 Thou hast increased the nation, O Lord, Thou hast increased the nation, Thou art glorified;
ISA 60:21 Then all your people will be righteous; They will possess the land forever, The branch of My planting, The work of My hands, That I may be glorified.
PSA 50:15 And call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will glorify Me.
EXO 33:18 Then Moses said, “I pray Thee, show me Thy glory!”
EXO 33:19 And He said, “I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the Lord before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion.”
JOB 36:11 if we obey God and serve Him, we will spend our days in prosperity and our years in pleasures.
JOB 36:11 If they hear and serve Him, They shall end their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures.