Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Doctrine of Emotion. Part 8.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Point 6. Emotional Revolt of the Soul.
Emotion can be a hindrance to the perception of Bible doctrine.

MAT 12:30 He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.

Many believers do not stay faithful to doctrine because they can not handle emotionally the challenge and the conviction that comes from doctrine.

Not only is the cross the dominant factor in the Scriptures, but it is also the dominant factor in the spiritual life.

Today, our struggle seems to be more in the spiritual realm with spiritual warfare rather than in the natural, although we do have to learn to separate our feelings and emotions from the suffering that comes from picking up our cross and laying down our life.

What happened to TLJC as a representative Man, the Federal Head of the new creation, the last Adam, also happened to the apostle Paul and us.

Paul taught Christ was crucified and so was he, ROM 6:6.
Paul taught that Christ died and that he shared in his Redeemer’s tomb, ROM 6:3.
He taught that Christ was made alive or quickened and so are we, EPH 2:5.
He taught that Christ arose from the dead and so are we (in spirit) with Him, ROM 6:4.
He taught that Christ ascended and is seated at the right hand of God and nothing less can be said of the Christian, EPH 2:4-6.

“Enthroned together with Him,” EPH 2:4-6.
- Weymouth translation

Do you have the life of Jesus manifested in your body or are you a judgmental emotional wreck?

By that I mean being willing to share in His sufferings which were undeserved.

JOB 15:12 Why do you let your emotions take over, lashing out and spitting out fire,
JOB 15:13 Pitting your whole being against God by letting words like this come out of your mouth?

PHI 1:29 Because to you it has been graciously given with reference concerning Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer on behalf of Him,
JOH 6:68 “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.”

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