Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

TLJC comes down on earth as a member of the human race and He returns with the Church-Age believers, the royal family of God with special emphasis on invisible heroes, 1TH 3:13; REV 19:7-14.

MAT 18:20, “For where two or three of you have gathered together in My name, there I am in your midst.”

If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking,

I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield besides is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that one point. MARTIN LUTHER

Every time we gather together there is a record that heaven records concerning our gathering together.

MAL 3:16  Then those who respected the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord gave attention and heard {it,} and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who esteem His name.

When the kingdom of darkness has all kinds of influence with apostate believers who have a sounding board of some form or another.

These individuals make it seem like your a fanatic if you take in doctrine daily, or that you are getting puffed up because of too much knowledge.

In NEH 8:18, a revival was taking place in Israel because of the desire for doctrine from their teacher, Ezra, the priest.

NEH 8:18  And he read from the book of the Law of God daily, from the first day to the last day.

PRO 8:30  Then I [doctrine] was beside Him, as a master workman; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him,
PRO 8:34 Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorposts.

LUK 9:23  And He was saying to them all, “if anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

LUK 19:47   And He was teaching daily in the temple; and the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people were trying to destroy Him,

LUK 22:53 While I was with you daily in the temple,

ACT 16:5  So the churches were being strengthened in the faith, and were increasing in number daily.

Do not be deceived by individuals who are sent to try and stop your momentum in the PPOG which only comes from your consistent intake of Bible doctrine.

PSA 145:2…”Everyday will I bless thee”

PSA 61:8…”I will perform my vows or my responsibilities daily”

PSA 72:15… “Daily shall He be praised”

PSA 119:164 says…Seven times a day I will praise Thee because of your righteous judgments.

PSA 1:2  “But his delight [the mature believer] is in the Law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.”

ISA 8:9  “My Lord, I have called daily upon you.”

ACT 20:31 “Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.

2CO 4:16 that our inward man the new creature is renewed day by day, 2CO 4:16  Therefore we do not lose heart, but thoug­h our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.

ACT 2:46 And day by day continuing with one mind in the temple,
ACT 5:42 And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they kept right on teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.
If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment are attacking then I am not being a faithful student of the word of God.

HEB 10:25  Do not forsake your very own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near.
MAL 3:16  Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the   Lord gave attention and heard {it,} and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who esteem His name.

REV 12:10  for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night.

GAL 4:16 pastor unless you want him to quit, Have I therefore become your enemy by telling you the truth?

In Rev 20, this is the time that the 1000 years of perfect environment on the earth is provided and completed.

1. One is in the perfect environment which occurred and existed prior to Satan’s fall and the angelic revolution, in Eze 28.

2. When man was created to duplicate the same conditions of perfect environment was provided on the earth, in Gen 2 and 3, EZE 28:13 “You were in Eden, the garden of God;

3. In the last 1000 years of human history, there will be perfect environment, and yet even though perfect conditions exist, at the end of the Millennium, there is a final revolution, Rev 20.

We learn that rational creatures, angelic and humans, are no better off in perfect environment than in any other environment.

Satan is released from his imprisonment and he is permitted once again in his final appeal to pass throu­gh the earth and to arouse discontentment against the perfect environment that has existed for a thousand years.

The point that Satan is about to make is the fact that Job is catering to God because God has blessed him and prospered him.
“You have blessed the work of his hands.”

Satan’s case is a very simple one, Job is a phony, a hypocrite and is just catering to God in order to receive prosperity.

Satan’s contention is that if God removes Job’s escrow blessings and cuts off His logistical grace support that Job will curse God.

In verse 11, the motion of the defense, “Put forth Thy hand now and touch all that he has; he will surely curse Thee to Thy face.”

In verse 12, the motion is granted, “All that he has is in your power, only do not put forth your hand on him.”

JOH 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

You can use grace to handle the situation but God’s grace is not to be a ladder to escape.

“Is the giver of grace more important to you than His gifts?”

Generally speaking, “Until a believer reaches spiritual growth, what he receives from God is much more important than God Himself.”

The issue we all must ultimately face is … “Is the Giver more important than His gifts to us?”

“Is it more important for you to be recognized and complimented than it is for you to learn doctrine?”

Would you rather have a pastor who shows you a lot of love and affection or would you rather have one who teaches doctrine with no non­sense!?

The challenge to trust God no matter how unexplainable or disastrous the suffering may become is always the issue in glorifying God in the angelic conflict.

He went from being a very handsome man to a very repulsive hideous ugly person loaded with puss saturated boils all over his body.

Job went from a wonderful social life and spiritual life to no social life whatsoever.

Trust God no matter how unexplainable, how disastrous or how great the pressure.

The mature believer has the assurance that God is working all things together for good even though he has no immediate explanation as to the cause of the suffering.

ROM 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

God must be more real than the nightmare of undeserved suffering.

Trust God, to continue your intake of doctrine and personal love for God, and to be occupied with The Lord Jesus Christ, mo matter how unexplainable or intense the suffering may be.
1000 years of no war. 1000 years of no one suffering. No one deprived.

No poor people. Everyone was in a perfect environment. Everyone has everything.

And during that time there’s great evangelism and prosperity but not everyone be­lieves in Christ, nevertheless they are still living.

REV 2:27  and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken to pieces, as I also have received authority from My Father;

Satan is released from his prison and he goes through the entire earth ­and he is visible.

He persuades literally hundreds and thousands of people to revolt against God and revolt against perfect environment.

It’s again the same choice that the angels made, Jesus Christ on the one hand or Satan on the other hand.

So the revolt against perfect environment is the same pattern as the revolt in heaven in prehistoric times.

These are the winner believers who were willing to be martyred for the cause of Christ during the Tribulation period.

More than one third of all the angels made a decision to follow Satan…..and I don’t think it was as much as a decision for Satan than it was for what Satan thought…..which was “Let me choose my will over God’s will!”

We are confined to one place, planet earth in order that all angelic creatures can sit in the stands as it were and watch how members of the human race respond or react to the plan of God.

1CO 4:9  For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.

Because Satan made an appeal and God in His grace granted that appeal and a trial….that’s why we are here and we are a part of that trial.

ROM 9:20  On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me like this,” will it?
When Satan revolted against God in prehistoric times all of the angels were created beings from the hand of God and therefore they were all perfect.
When Satan first entered the picture with mankind, he found two perfect people, Adam and the woman who were created perfect.
Now, Satan is released from his prison and he goes through the land and he is visible.
He persuades literally hundreds and thousands of people to revolt against God and revolt against perfect environment.
So the revolt against perfect environment is the same pattern as the revolt in heaven in prehistoric times.
Satan has been in prison for a thousand years and during that thousand years on earth, perfect environment has existed.
The only thing that is not quite perfect are the people. People still have old sin natures……everything else is perfect.
Now, criminals who retain their arrogance do not change by serving a prison sentence.
The real purpose of prison is to isolate a criminal from the general public and that’s where Satan has been.
He will lie to millions and millions of people and tell them that they could have it a lot better if they would follow him.
So he lies, he distorts, and he uses the system of flattery in order to appeal to the arrogance of individuals.

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