Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Doctrine of The Open Door. Part 3.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

1PE 4:8, Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
PRO 10:12b, Love covers all transgressions.

The kinds of people and methods God can use and why we should always be ready and available to the Doctrine of the Open Door.

The Doctrine of the Open Door and how it relates to the glorification of God as He uses all kinds of people, whether believers or unbelievers.

Cain, the first murderer, who murdered his brother Abel, and this opened up the door for God to introduce capital punishment and the laws of establishment into the human race, namely freedom to live and let live.

The first law found in the divine establishment is the principle of freedom manifested by respect for the sacredness of life.

1JO 3:11-12, For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another; not as Cain, who was of the evil one, and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous.

God used the jealousy of Cain to reveal what hatred and anger produces in an individual.
And to protect the real principle of freedom as found in Divine Establishment #1.

Through one act of murder, God opened the door for freedom to exist.

Next we see God using the evil sinful decisions of Abraham to establish the sacredness of marriage and the respectfulness that should exist between the husband and the wife.

The cosmic system is like a black hole, you can throw anything into it you want, but nothing you throw into it will ever fill it.

Loving some people is like that. They are resident in the cosmic system and you can try everything you possibly can to love them...you throw all of yourself into them...you lay down your life for them...and all of your loving of them is never enough.

2CO 12:15, And I will most gladly spend and be expended for your souls. If I love you the more, am I to be loved the less?

Prin - Be careful ladies when the overflowing compliments of flattery or the boxes of lady Godiva chocolates or the red roses for a blue lady start to come your way.

PSA 55:21, His speech was smoother than butter, But his heart was war; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.

“Sir Wolf,” making his move.

EPH 5:25-27,  Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her; that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless.

The Church, in all of her glory, is the future bride of Christ, and as such, has the ultimate divine orgasm through union with her bridegroom, the Lord Jesus Christ.

The open door of salvation was provided for her by means of the proposal from the Lord Jesus Christ, which proposal is for all, or whosoever.

This is why in JOH 10:7, TLJC said,
“Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.”

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.”

JOH 3:16b whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

MAT 11:28-30, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My load is light.”

Just like the thief on the cross, what kind of people can God use and why should we always be available to the doctrine of the open door or the doors that the Lord opens?

2CO 6:2b, Behold, Now is the acceptable time, Behold, Now is the day of salvation.

Cosmic believers not only make God want to vomit but become detestable to others…especially when they use the name of God in vain.

PRO 31:30,  “Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, {But} a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.”

ACT 5:29, We must obey God rather than men.

Sarah didn’t have to do anything but
PSA 46:10,  “Be still, and know that the Lord is God:”

Or as David said
1SA 17:47, “for the battle is the Lord’s and He will give you into our hands.”

"Sarah could have said what Moses said in
EXO 14:13, But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the deliverance of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today;”

So, what kind of people can God use and why should we always be available to the doctrine of the open door or the doors that the Lord opens?

The Lord can use liars, deceivers and wimps, like Abraham and Sarah acted like.

Not only that, but the Lord opened the door of forgiveness, power, and strength, so much so that both Abraham and Sarah finally ended up walking through the open doors and eventually made God’s hall of fame in Heb 11.

HEB 11:8, By means of doctrine resident in his soul, Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.

HEB 11:17, By means of doctrine resident in his soul, Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac; and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son;

HEB 11:11, By means of doctrine resident in her soul even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised;

1. This was an evil act on the part of Abraham, revealing the love, longsuffering, and patience of God concerning the kind of people God can and will use…just like he used Pharaoh.

2. This place was an open door for Abraham and Sarah to go through and reveal to Pharaoh and the Egyptians the courage a man and a woman of God have who follow TLJC, Jehovah Elohim, the Lord God.

3. Abraham had just learned the principle of
GEN 18:14, “Is anything too difficult for the Lord,”
and therefore should have been able to go through this open door of overcoming the odds.

LEV 26:7, “But you will chase your enemies, and they will fall before you by the sword;”

LEV 26:8, “five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall before you by the sword.”

The point is that God can use the evil of lying and turn it into divine good through “opening up” an open door for those who desire to go through it.

God opened up the door to have victory over his previous evil but instead, Abraham repeated the same act all over again.

He went through the wrong door of selfishness and fear but later on became an example of the patience and longsuffering of God.

Notice God still protected his man Abraham, the prophet, which falls under the principle of
Do not touch God’s anointed.

God opened up the door of integrity, but Abraham refused to go through it.

Abraham chose the door of fear, presumption, and self-justification rather than the open door of fearlessness and believing the best about others.

Here Abraham is revealing the kind of people God can use and why we should always be ready to speak up to everyone who asks us to give an account for the confidence that is in us.

We should do it with gentleness and reverence, always with the utmost courtesy.

REV 19:7, “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.”

REV 19:7, “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.”

REV 19:8, “And it was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.”

Notice, she dresses up herself with her righteous acts, not the imputed righteousness which all believers possess, but experiential righteousness which is a reflection of the works of EPH 2:10.

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.

REV 19:9, And so, he said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’” And he said to me, “These are true words of God.”

Well even Sarah, Abraham’s wife, forced her Egyptian maid Hagar to have a male child through Abraham because of her lack of faith.

HEB 11:11, By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised;

Even a woman can become spiritually mature and glorify God if she is willing to follow TLJC and go through the open door or the doors that the Lord opens.

You will not find the phrase
even Abel, or even Enoch, or even Noah, or even David.
Here it says even Sarah, insinuating even someone like Sarah can reach spiritual maturity and glorify God.

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