Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Doctrine of The Open Door. Part 15.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Point 1. Definition.
An open door refers to the grace opportunity related to giving meaning, purpose, and definition to your life.

Entrance into the spiritual life or salvation.
EPH 2:8-9,  For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.
Living the spiritual life,
EPH 2:10, For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Point 2.
The First Open Door of Opportunity in Scripture is the Door of Salvation
JOH 10:9, “I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
Point 3. The second Open Door is door of opportunity in life is the door of communication of truth; COL 4:3, praying at the same time for us as well, that God may open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned;

Point 4. The third door of service, 1CO 16:9, For a wide door, even effective service has opened to me and there are many adversaries.
Point 5. The fourth door of opportunity in life is the provision of the PPOG and its resultant historical impact;
REV 3:8,  “I know your deeds [your production].”

Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power or faith as a mustard seed, and have kept or guarded My word, and have not denied My name.

Point 6.
The Door of Rebound and Recovery from the cosmic system through the rebound technique.

HEB 12:6-8,  For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines, And He scourges every son whom He receives. It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons."

Biblical definition of apostasy or withdrawal and forsaken the truth which is rejection of perception, metabolization or application of the truth.

JOH 6:66,  As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew [fell into apostasy], and were not walking with him anymore.

1. Fallen into apostasy or withdrawal and forsaken the truth is an act of turning away from doctrine or a state of being so turned.
2. Apostasy is also the function of regressing to a former state, habit, belief, or practice.

2PE 2:22  It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “A dog returns to its own vomit,” and, a “sow,” or a scrubbed-up pig after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire."
PRO 26:11  Like a dog that returns to its vomit is a fool who repeats his foolishness.

3. Apostasy or withdrawal and forsaken the truth is also a reversal of your priorities, your attitudes, and your affections.

The light of my eyes being taken away refers to loss of personality, loss of capacity for life, love and happiness.

Aloof means that they detached themselves from him. When you are in apostasy and under intensive discipline from God, you are so preoccupied with yourself that you become suspicious of everyone around you.

ISA 3:9, The shew of their countenance does witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves (KJ).

No personality ever remains the same, it changes constantly...for better or for worse.

PRO 4:23 tells us to be cautious and attentive concerning what we allow in our hearts because that’s where the abundant life begins.

PRO 4:23, Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it {flow} the springs of life.
PRO 12:25, Anxiety in the heart of a man weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.
PRO 14:30, A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.
PRO 15:13, A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.
PRO 17:22, A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
October 3, 2010

Anamnesis meaning to remember, but literally it means the memory.
Memory also includes the concept of people living in your soul.
It is the perpetuation of thinking about people you love.
Memory is a part of personal love toward God, ECC 12:1.

ECC 12:1  Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, "I have no delight in them";

Communion is designed to remember the Lord until the Rapture, 1CO 11:23-25.

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