Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Doctrine has an invitation.

Friday, October 24, 2003

REV 12:11 Furthermore, they [believers in TLJC] overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and [they overcame him] because of the doctrine applied by means of their testimony,

The testimony of the winner believer in the last half of the Tribulation is the believer who has spiritual growth under these abnormal circumstances.

2CH 14:7c “and He has given us rest on every side.” So they built and prospered.

In the first 11 verses we have the principle of communication of Bible doctrine.

Wisdom – chokmah = metabolized doctrine.

Without the perception, metabolization, and application of Bible doctrine, there can be no wisdom.

Receiving knowledge or understanding doctrine gives you a voice, it gives you an impact.

In this passage wisdom is being personified.

Wisdom – chokmah – feminine = Bible doctrine which has been metabolized in an individual’s life.

Call – Qal future – qara = to proclaim, to read, to call, to preach.
Qal future = wisdom or doctrine will always proclaim, read, and call.

Qara = to declare and announce freedom to those who are in slavery and bondage.

Understanding – tebunah – discernment = the object of knowledge after one gets the understanding of knowledge.

“Understanding lifts up her voice” = the red alert system in the soul that causes believers to know that something is not as it appears.

Lift up – Qal future – nathan = to put forth, bring forth, or to give something. Here it means to give the believer future protection using the metabolization and application of Bible doctrine.

HEB 5:14 but solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

Doctrine is in the feminine gender – “She doctrine takes her stand.”

Stand – natsab = take one’s stand, to recompense, to restore. Doctrine always directs the believer to take a stand, however, make sure you understand that it is a doctrinal one.

Natsab = to set over, to establish, station, post, garrison, guard as an army.
It means to watch out “for you” as well as watch “over you.”

Cries out – ranan = to shout for joy or happiness.

Always in the gateway in the ancient world there was an auditorium that served as a news room to let people know what was going on.

Wisdom or doctrine = chakmah.
It has a technical meaning – to have technical understanding.

Naive – pethi – silly ones, stupid ones.

Pethiy – fool = describes people who are easily persuaded by flattery, delusion, deception and enticement.

Discern – bin – understand, consider, perceive.

It refers to knowledge which is superior to the mere gathering of data; knowledge being converted to wisdom or gnosis to epignosis.

Verse 6 – Qal imperative – shama = a command, something all of us can do because it is non-meritorious.
Shama = to listen or to concentrate.

Shall speak – piel future – dabar = to speak in an intensive way.
Dabar = to speak, declare, command, promise, warn, to threaten and to sing.

Noble things – nagid = high things, or excellent things.

Wickedness – resha = does not mean sin, but it means anything that is opposite of the character of God.

Wickedness is used in the book of Proverbs as that which is against and opposite of the righteousness of God.

Abomination – toebah = detestable, loathsome, horrible.

Doctrine is built upon doctrine, knowledge is built upon knowledge.

Take – Qal imperative – laqach = to seize with power and enthusiasm, or with interest and strong motivation.

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