Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Doctrine of Weeping, Part 2. Manliness means that you are sensitive to others not insensitive.
Thursday, November 23, 2000
God the Holy Spirit used the human intelligence, vocabulary, individuality, literary style, personality, and the personal feelings, of the apostle Paul.
Manliness being in the soul means that you are sensitive to others not insensitive.
Turn to HEB 5:5
Turn to Num 13
Doctrine of Weeping.
Point 1. Weeping is the shedding of tears as an expression of emotion.
Weeping is an expression of grief, sorrow, frustration, lamentation, emotional stimulation, happiness, pain, and any overpowering emotion.
ECC 3:4 “A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance.”
Legitimate weeping is related to genuine expressions of emotion which are not related to the sins of arrogance or the emotional complex of sins.
Illegitimate weeping is related to both the emotional and arrogance complex of sins.
HOS 8:7 “They sow the wind, And they reap the whirlwind.”
Illegitimate weeping is related to withdrawal, disorientation to the grace of God, frustration, and scar tissue of the soul.
Point 2. Biblical passages that deal with Illegitimate Weeping.
Turn to NUM 13:32
Negative volition by hearing but refusing to metabolize the doctrine.
Negative volition through withdrawal and refusal to apply that doctrine.
They had no doctrine in the soul or the spiritual strength, which is integrity, to apply the doctrine while under pressure.
lift up nasa to raise up, to stir up.
EXO 15:2 “The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my deliverance; This is my God, and I will praise Him; My fathers God, and I will extol Him.”
PRO 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue,”
PRO 12:18 “There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.”
PRO 15:4 “A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit.”
PRO 21:23 “He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles.”
Thinking that the Lord had brought them out of the land of Egypt to be killed by the sword was totally irrational.
They preferred to return to the slavery of Egypt which represented security rather than the freedom of following the truth that would set them free.
Turn to DEU 8:1