Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The doctrine of Election. Part 22. God will not permit anyone to take His place in judging or evaluating other believers.
Friday, August 20, 2004
Point 10. The Equal Privilege of Election Manifested by the Universal Priesthood of Every Church-age Believer.
Your priesthood demands that you live your own life as unto the Lord and take the responsibility for your own decisions.
1CO 4:5 Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men’s hearts;
God will not permit anyone to take His place in judging or evaluating other believers.
People will judge your life, your motivation, your decision making, all the way to criticizing your personality.
Who has the audacity and the stupidity to tangle with God by messing with those saints who are called the “apple of His eye,” ZEC 2:8?
Who has the audacity and the stupidity to tangle with God by messing with those believers who, MAL 3:17, are called “His jewels”?
ISA 62:3 “We are His crown of glory”
EPH 6:12 – Satan has demon investigators who constantly keep track of all believers to accuse them before the throne.
a. The defense system against the accusations and the judging of Satan.
b. The truth that every believer must live his life as unto the Lord.
If you do not live your life as unto the Lord, then you will allow others to bully you into some system of:
1. Personality imitation;
3. Emotional activity;
4. Program spirituality.
a. The opinion of the cosmos diabolicus, the devil’s world, or human viewpoint, the general and popular trends in life.
b. The public opinion in churches which is generally legalism of some form or emotionalism of some form.
Elect – eklektos = those elected to privilege.
ISA 50:9 “Behold, the Lord God helps Me; Who is he who condemns Me?”
COL 2:18 Let no one keep defrauding you or robbing you of your prize [escrow blessings].
COL 2:16 Therefore let no one act as your judge in regard to food or drink.
GAL 5:7 You were running well; who hindered you from obeying doctrine?
REV 3:11 “I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, in order that no one take your crown.”
2JO 1:8 Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.
Point 11. The Equal Opportunity under Election, Which is Your Royal Ambassadorship and the Divine Provision of Logistical Grace Support and Blessing.
Two aspects of logistical grace come to you from the justice of God to His indwelling righteousness in you.
1. Logistical support which is designed to sustain you.
2. Logistical blessing which is additional blessing, and more than just support.
The righteousness of God has demanded, ever since the moment of your salvation, that the justice of God sustain your life through every stupid mistake and every dumb decision you make.
On a daily basis, the justice of God sends to us to the indwelling righteousness of God everything it takes to keep you alive and to sustain you, as well as great and fantastic blessings.
All logistical blessing in the Christian life comes in this manner to the winner and loser alike.
God blesses you only because you have His righteousness indwelling you – His integrity is not compromised.
Our blessing is a matter of grace, just as our salvation was a matter of grace.
Point 12. Conclusion.
The EP/EO of election = there never has been and never will be a Church-age believer who did not have exactly the same privilege and opportunity to fulfill God’s plan, reach S.M., and receive the fantastic escrow blessings provided by God the Father in eternity past.
This will determine whether they lived in their election or whether they rejected what they were elected for.
Predestination is the provision of a plan, a personal destiny from the sovereign will of God for the Royal Family.
Predestination provides equal privilege (union with Christ) and equal opportunity (logistical blessings) to execute the PPOG.
A. Election = God wills the highest and the best for you as a believer.
B. Every believer has a tremendous escrow account in heaven, 1PE 1:4, but the very fact that most believers will not receive the transference of their escrow blessings does not cancel out their blessings, but they remain on deposit as a memorial to the justice of God.
C. God’s will is for you to withdraw from your escrow account as much as you can.
D. How can I get these fantastic blessings?
E. Election does not mean a violation of human volition, it means that the highest and best was previously deposited in escrow for every believer in eternity past.
Equal privilege = you are in union with Christ and His church.
Equal opportunity = you have logistical grace support.
F. You have been elected to privilege.
Election is based on the fact that God the Father deposited in eternity past phenomenal blessings for each one of us and at that same time He provided for each believer the privilege and the opportunity of attaining those blessings.
G. Never before and never again in human history has every believer been made a priest.
H. Never before in history has any believer received the enabling and indwelling power of the Holy Spirit.
I. The fact that you have been elected to special privilege and special opportunity is the greatest “motivational challenge” you will ever face.
You now have the daily use of your volition as a means of advancing to maturity.
The ordinary becomes extra-ordinary, extraordinary!
J. There is no excuse for any believer not receiving these fantastic blessings.
JOB 33:4 The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
ROM 11:29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
Why are you here? You are here to glorify God.
How can I glorify God? Glorifying God demands understanding.
God’s will for your life as a member of the Royal Family of God under election is to bless you.