Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Doctrine of the Open Door; The importance of divine timing.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The Importance of Divine Timing Pertaining to the Open Doors from God.
Divine Timing refers to the best time to go through the open doors that God provides.
The believer responds to the doors that God reveals that are opened before them in order to achieve the desired effects or the divine purpose with maximum results.
Timing is a matter of adjusting to and synchronizing with the PPOG and going forward to fulfill your personal sense of destiny.
The divine timing concerning the open doors which God reveals challenges us and leads us into radical changes from the moment we believe in Jesus Christ.
We must learn the PPOG and thereafter we must utilize the provisions, such as the PSD’s, and the invisible assets pertaining to that plan from God.
What is the difference between divine timing concerning the open doors from God and bad timing concerning human viewpoint and the doors of deception?
Bad timing = being out of fellowship, falling apart when under pressure, being out of the will of God, having the wrong priorities, making the wrong decisions, and all of this is because of ignorance or rejection of the word of God.
Bad timing is lost opportunity under the equal privilege and equal opportunity of God’s plan.
Purchase, by means of the power of the Spirit and the power of the word of God, each and every opportunity you can because the days are filled with evil.
By evil we mean the policy of Satan as the ruler of this world.
The greatest form of evil is religion where legalism and apostasy control individuals.
Any indifference, apathy, rejection, or antagonism toward Bible doctrine causes the believer to be out of sync with the PPOG and not able to recognize the divine timing of God especially concerning the open doors He provides.
You cannot synchronize with God’s plan, will, and purpose for your life in a state of ignorance of the mystery doctrine of the Church-age.
God is perfect;
therefore, only God’s timing is perfect.
When it comes to the open doors that God leads and guides us to and through, divine timing is a problem for many individuals.
One of the main problems is not understanding the right time to go through the doors of opportunity with the divine timing of God as your guide and instructor.
HEB 10:35-36 Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.
In living the spiritual life, the open doors that God provides under divine timing is a matter of doing the will of God rather than doing your own will.
God always opens up a door for those who have PVTD.
COL 4:3 Pray 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
TIT 2:12 instructs us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and spiritually in the present age,
JOH 1:9 - He opens up the door of God-consciousness for every member of the human race, for Jesus Christ was the true light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man,
JER 29:13 ‘And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart [the entire function of the soul].
JOH 7:17 "If any man is willing to do His will, he shall know of the doctrine whether it is of God."
Only the believer who puts doctrine first everyday in his life and sets aside time for that doctrine, can find happiness in being organized under the divine timing of God and the open doors that God provides.
God has assigned to you a number of days to live on this earth according to PSA 90:12; 31:15.
PSA 90:12 "Teach us to number our days, That we may present to Thee a heart of wisdom."
God has also given us an assignment which is a certain amount of time to do certain things in our life.
ZEC 4:10 "For who has despised the day of small things?"
The Divine timing of God = has to do with what you do on a day by day basis when God opens the door of divine timing for prayer, for study, for work, for pleasure, etc.
How you respond to the open doors that God provides for you to glorify Him, learn His word, serve Him, and enjoy His blessings pertaining to life and godliness or the execution of the spiritual life.
2PE 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you by means of epignosis knowledge or metabolized doctrine of God and of Jesus our Lord;
2PE 1:3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to our natural life and the spiritual life, by means of epignosis knowledge or metabolized doctrine of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.*
You will enjoy none of these without doctrines such as the doctrine of the open door or the doctrine of divine timing, which gives you capacity to enjoy these things.
When we operate under His time schedule for our lives, which is divine timing, and go through the doors He opens up for us, then we are ready to fulfill our very own destiny in the midst of the angelic conflict.
God’s open doors provide every one of you a certain amount of time that you might use it for His glory.
The only time we possess to honor God in this life is the number of days He provides for us by means of the open doors of divine timing.
JAM 4:14 "Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away."
ECC 3:1 - Solomon has become involved with fatalism but in doing so has discovered some truth about the open doors God provides for the believer in His time.
Fatalism is a submissive mental attitude resulting from acceptance of the doctrine that everything that happens is predetermined and inevitable.
In a way, fatalism is right if one takes into account the sovereign will of God and the free will of man co-existing by means of the divine decree.
Fatalism says that all events are predetermined in advance for all time and human beings are powerless to change them.
In eternity past God took into account man’s free will decisions and permitted them and willed for them to exist as a part of His plan.