Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Doctrine of The open Door. Part 9.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Point 1. Definition.
An Open Door Refers to the Grace Opportunity Related to Giving Meaning, Purpose, and Definition to Your Life.

Point 2.
The First Open Door of Opportunity in Scripture is the Door of Salvation,
JOH 10:9.

Point 3.
The second door of opportunity in life which is the door of communication of truth.
a. Sub-point 1: The laws of divine establishment for the entire human race.
b. Sub-point 2: The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ for Unbelievers.
c. Sub-point 3: Bible doctrine for believers.

2CO 13:8, For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.
1TH 2:18, Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

ROM 1:13, And I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that often I have planned to come to you (and have been prevented thus far) in order that I might obtain some fruit among you also, even as among the rest of the Gentiles.

MAT 12:25, And knowing their thoughts He said to them, “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself shall not stand.”

MAT 12:30, “He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.”

Point 3, The second door of opportunity in life is to be the door of communication of truth, which is divine establishment for the entire human race, the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ for unbelievers, and Bible doctrine for believers.

1CO 12:26 describes the unity that should exist when individuals walk through those three doors And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

When you have this triangular diagram of the laws of divine establishment, the gospel and Bible doctrine, all three point to the completion or culmination of the absolute truth in life.

TLJC is JOH 14:6...the way, and the truth, and the life;
JOH 1:14, We beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
JOH 1:17, For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.

Rejoicing over the success and victories of your peers is a confirmation of your response to the three areas of truth.

2CO 13:9, For we rejoice when we ourselves are weak but you are strong; this we also pray for, that you be made complete.

I’ve seen people that seem to care more about protecting their own interests than seeing what is best for the Kingdom of God.

Why do I want more and new doors to open with opportunities to serve Christ?

JER 29:13, “And you will seek Me and find {Me,} when you search for Me with all your heart.”
LUK 11:9, “And I say to you, ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.”

LUK 11:10, “For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it shall be opened.”

PSA 9:10, “And those who know Thy name will put their trust in Thee; For Thou, O Lord, hast not forsaken those who seek Thee.”

HEB 11:6, And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
PRO 8:17, “I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.”

Especially for those who communicate to you the word of God, for as; HEB 13:7, Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith.

COL 4:2-3, Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with {an attitude of} thanksgiving; 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;

1TI 5:17, Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.

1TI 5:17, Those pastor-teachers who have ruled well with the result that they keep ruling honorably, they must be considered worthy of double honor, most of all or especially those who work hard to the point of exhaustion in the study of the word and the teaching of doctrine.

1TI 5:18-19, For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing,” and “The laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not receive an accusation against an elder except on the basis of two or three witnesses.

The verse says in the Greek
1TI 5:19, Against a pastor-teacher do not receive an accusation against him except on the basis of two or three eye witnesses.

1TI 5:20, Those who continue in sin, rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also may be fearful of sinning. Those who continue in the sin of receiving or making accusations, reprimand in the presence of all, in order that the rest of the congregation also may have respect. not fear but respect.

EPH 4:11-12, He gave some men as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;

a. The objective mandate related to the three-fold purpose of the pastor-teacher is given in EPH 4:12ff.
(1) To equip and train the royal family for combat.
(2) For the vocation of the ministry, i.e., training future pastors.
(3) For the edification of the body, i.e., to teach, study, discipline (public), reprimand (private), and encourage by steadfastness and doctrine.

b. The subjective mandate related to the communication of the mystery doctrine for the Church-age is given in2TI 2:15, diligent [study] to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the Word of God.

Establishment, Gospel, and Bible doctrine, are extremely important for the believer to become what God made him to become, a winner believer, an invisible hero and one who glorifies TLJC.

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