Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Doctrine of Enemyship, Part 2. The difference between alienation and hostility.
Wednesday, December 13, 2000
Doctrine of Enemyship.
Alienation – to be well acquainted with someone and not like them at all.
The mature believer doesnt have to be concerned with his enemies because of the protection given by God inside of the wall of fire, ZEC 2:5.
Turn to PSA 21:7
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
Turn to PSA 35:11
Enemieship = an expression of ones MAS toward another.
EPH 5:22 “Wives, be in submission to your own husbands, because of the Lord.”
EPH 5:25 “Husbands, impersonally unconditionally love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her;”
EPH 5:33 “Let each man among you also love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see to it that she respect her husband.”
COL 3:19 “Husbands, love your wives, and do not be bitter against them.”
Friendship verses enemieship is really the true explanation of what happens in marriage.
Two people who do not see each other and they do not like each other and they express their dislike = hostility.
Point 2. There Personal and Historical Enemyship. Turn to HEB 12:15
Personal enemyship existed between Esau and Jacob; historical enemyship exists between the Arabs and the Jews.
GEN 27:41 “Esau bore a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him; and Esau said to himself, The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”
Anti-Semitism a person, a group, an organization, or a nation who is hostile to the Jews.
a. The historical objective, in which Satan sought to keep our Lord from being born; and then, to kill His humanity before He reached the cross.
b. Prophetical objective – Satan seeks to destroy Israel before the Second Advent, so that the four unconditional covenants to Israel cannot be fulfilled.
The New Covenant defines the restoration of the client nation Israel at the Second Advent and its millennial modus operandi, JER 31:31-34.