Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Doctrine of Emotion. Part 9.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Point 6. Emotional Revolt of the Soul.
Emotion can be a hindrance to the perception of Bible doctrine.
Do we have the life of Jesus manifested or revealed in us or are we judgmental emotional wrecks, judging, maligning, thinking evil with no attitude of forgiveness?
Being willing to share in His sufferings which were undeserved.
JOH 6:68 “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.”
COL 1:24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body (which is the church) in filling up that which is lacking with reference to the pressures of Christ.
PHI 3:8 More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish in order that I may gain Christ,
ROM 8:17 and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with Him.
2CO 4:10-11 always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
MAT 19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
PHI 3:10 that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;
To go the extra mile,
To turn the other cheek, MAT 5:39.
To lay down their lives for the brethren,
To be truly identified with Christ in such a world as this means to control our emotions and not allow emotional revolt in our soul but instead be willing to pick up the cross. LUK 14:27 “Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.”
The reason why picking up your cross was not taught in the Old Testament is because the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is vitally associated with the cross.
The Holy Spirit teaches us to rely on divine power for our energy and not our emotions.
God the Holy Spirit will only empower our new nature, the new creature, or the new creation, and at the same time warn us about our emotions and not to allow emotional revolt in our soul to take over.
TLJC took the old creation with Him to the cross. So God the Holy Spirit will not energize what Christ terminated at Calvary.
The Christian is in a position to live in the Spirit and to walk in the Spirit only as “the flesh” is crucified and his emotions are under control.
Emotions have no capacity for thought, reason, or discernment. Therefore, the soul becomes blind, unreasonable, unrestrained, arrogant, immoral, legalistic, antinomian, and anti-doctrine.
Emotional revolt of the soul means loss of a personal sense of destiny, failure to execute the PPOG, failure to understand and utilize the problem-solving devices. The emotional revolt, backed by the old sin nature, causes emotion to become the aggressor instead of the responder.
Instead of responding to doctrine in the soul, emotion revolts and takes command of the soul. Instead of responding to doctrine in the right lobe, the emotion responds to mental attitude sins, approbation and power lust, and human good.
Once emotion revolts against the heart and becomes the aggressor, it loses all capacity for life and comes under the influence and domination of the old sin nature.
Since the old sin nature isn’t “man enough” to carry out his duties, people in emotional revolt are very frustrated.
Emotional revolt is the emotion fornicating with the old sin nature.
The old sin nature is a lover which turns emotion from a responder into an aggressor and reactor. This produces that chaos in the soul called psychosis.
There is negative volition to doctrine plus recession of thought, replaced by the frantic search for happiness and total dependence on feeling rather than on common sense