Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
August 25, 2019
All the eleven apostles were appointed by our Lord
The teaching on the “importance of our position in Christ” and how it relates to us in our condition as Church-age believers.
The Baptism of the Spirit
Union with Christ
Indwelling of Christ
It’s not what we should teach that is the biggest obstacle to overcome but it’s what we can leave out.
Every believer’s personal privilege, responsibility, and personal obligation is to consent (homologeo – to name and cite and to agree with God) that we are loved by our Lord while we are unworthy.
ROM 5:8, But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners [totally reprobate], Christ died for us.
It’s an agreement that doesn’t seem to build us but to tear us down by saying that we are unworthy = knowing and accepting how unworthy we all really are that causes believers to glorify our Lord Jesus Christ.
“It is an agreement that doesn’t seem to build us but to tear us down by saying that we are unworthy,” = the same method that we operate under when it comes to spiritual metabolization.
Anabolism and catabolism working together within the believer’s soul and human spirit to achieve the believer’s ultimate goal which is found in PHI 3:14 “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
The “building up process” called anabolism = the constructive part of metabolism, the location and the energy from divine viewpoint and it builds up the believer.
Anabolism = positive side of metabolism and builds up and motivates the believer to fulfill the plan of God.
Catabolism = negative side of metabolism that tear us down for our own benefit; GAL 4:16.
GAL 4:16, “Have I therefore become your enemy by telling you the truth?”
Catabolism where the purpose of the Law is given which is found in the last phrase ROM 3:20, through the Law comes the knowledge of sin. – This is the catabolism part found in the Word of God.
That may seem like catabolism because it tells us about the negative side of man but it also builds us up under the principle that we might decrease and He might increase; Joh 3:30 “He must increase, but I must decrease.
ROM 5:20, And the Law came in that the transgression might increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
GAL 3:22, But the Scripture has shut up all men under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
As the apostle to us Gentiles, Paul wrote some very interesting principles concerning the value of knowing and understanding the Doctrine of the Total Depravity of man.
“to abide” = LUK 17:10 ”So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.”
Abide refers to the fellowship that we can have with each other, both in the natural realm and the spiritual realm.
In the natural realm, we have the principle of ritual verses reality or the ritual of following the precise correct procedure and the directions that our Lord gave concerning the celebration of the Lord’s supper.
Spiritual realm = the Lord’s supper is revealed by the fellowship that we have with other believers and the importance of unity in the spiritual body of Christ, which is His Church; 1CO 10:14-17.
One of the major problems that Christianity had to deal with were the divisions and the fears that took place in the early Church between the Jews and the Gentiles, namely because of ACT 6:1-7.
This was just the beginning of the Church-age when the disciples were ordained and named by our Lord Jesus Christ as Apostles and were also given the spiritual gift of apostleship.
All the eleven apostles were appointed by our Lord and given the title and the gift of apostleship by Him:
In ACT 1:23, first of all, they put forward two men, Joseph and Matthias. – the Lord didn’t tell them to do that as we will see in just a few moments – they did it on their own.
Instability + confusion = they pray to God after they already made the choice to choose either Joseph or Matthias – the one person (Paul) that they believe is from the devil will become apostle #12.
“Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men, show which one of these two that we have chosen is the one that You would choose, Matthias or Joseph = our Lord said NEITHER.
The very fact that we do not hear of Matthias or Joseph anymore which reveals that God did not choose them to be an apostle or anyone else, God’s choice was to become the apostle Paul.
REV 21:14, And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Our Lord gave the spiritual gift of Apostleship to the Twelve Apostles and then He appointed these men as the leaders of the New Dispensation called the Church-age.
Our Lord also prepared them and equipped them for any problems that they ever face, = providing for His bride, logistical grace provisions and fantastic blessings.
“He is our Bridegroom” and “We are His Bride,” = He teaches us in the natural-spiritual realm to be prepared and trained just as our Lord teaches us that God the Holy Spirit, our Mentor of the Church-age, teaches us in the spiritual realm.
- The Last Adam and the New Creation;
2. The Head and the Body;
3. The Shepherd and the Sheep;
4. The Vine and the branches
- The Cornerstone and the building
6. The High Priest and the Royal Priesthood;
7. The Groom and the Bride analogy (Christian marriage);
8. The King of kings and the Royal Family of God;
Prin: Satanic Deception, which is to break down the unity that exists in the positive realm and it is also the demonization of the soul and personality of the believers or unbelievers who are living in the cosmic system.
Degrees of deception is taught in passages like MAT 10:15, “Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.
As a believer, it depends on how long you reside in the cosmic system without the use of rebound and recovery.
Deception is thought transference of demon doctrine to the believer or unbeliever in the cosmic system.
Thought transference = I do not mean that you are thinking like members of the occult, but I am referring to human viewpoint or cosmic thinking.
Deception is the invasion of the soul, especially the mind, emotion, and self‑consciousness of the soul.
Result = the “invasion” of the human personality of the believer or unbeliever who lives in the cosmic system and grows weirder and weirder as time goes by, DEU 28:34.
If they did not obey then the result would be “shargar” or “Shiggaon” which means to drive a person mad or even crazy.
“shargar” or “shiggaon” – to drive a person mad or crazy, to experience severe changes in mood, activity, energy, and ability and ending up, of course, with the blame game to make excuses for being a complete loser and failure.
The shiggaon believer ends up attacking others because they are jealous and vindictive and because they have no spiritual self-esteem at all, and because of that they are also liars, phonies, and hypocrites.
The shiggaon believer lives in Denial which is a defense mechanism in which a person fails to acknowledge some aspect of external reality that is obvious and apparent to others.
The Shiggaon Projection is a defense mechanism by which a person takes their own flaws, sins and failures and assigns or projects them to others.
Direct Attack” which is a defense mechanism in which anger is used as a solution to the problems and frustrations of life.
Psychosomatics = how and what we think can produce physical reactions that are caused or aggravated by a mental factor such as internal conflict or stress.
Deception is not only expressed in terms of evil but, it also expressed in terms of improving this world, doing nice things for your fellow man, and supporting crusades.
“A Landmark Message.”
Deception is the invasion of the soul with thought that is false thinking, i.e., the policy and principles by which Satan operated prior to the creation of man and afterwards as the ruler of this world.
Under diving timing, they will be able to bear and accept whatever it is that the Lord desires for us them to bear and to accept.
EPH 4:14, We are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
2PE 3:17, You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard lest, being carried away by the deception of unprincipled men [men with no principles], you fall from your own steadfastness,
Only the truth can keep false thinking and false doctrine out of the soul.
Deception is a process of demonization in which every facet of the soul is eventually controlled by demon doctrine, so that there is a complete personality change to some form of sociopathic or psychopathic personality.
There are many sins a person can commit that are designed by Satan and his kingdom to wear down the saints of our Lord; DAN 7:25.
If the sins of arrogance are allowed to continue, it is inevitable that the believer in Cosmic will become an abnormal person, even age doesn’t even matter.
Members of our own family become bitter, angry, judgmental, critical, and in some cases even commit murder mentally toward other individuals because they secretly harbor jealousy and hatefulness.
Shiggaon = the Old Testament word for being mad, or crazy, having bipolar systems that one Hebrew scholar said, that Shaggaon is what psychology calls the bi-polar personality of a sick head and a deceitful heart; JER 17:9.
The prophet Isaiah said that these types of individuals are usually bullheaded from the top of their head to the bottom of their feet.
ISA 1:5, Where will you be stricken again or attacked mentally as you continue in your rebellion? The whole head is sick, And the whole heart is faint.
ISA 1:6, From the sole of the foot even to the head there is nothing sound in it, only bruises, welts, and raw wounds, Not pressed out or bandaged, nor softened with oil.
JOB 15:14-16, man is vile and corrupt, and he who drinks up evil like water.
“Dante’s Inferno” = nothing more than an allegory, or just a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal hidden meanings.
It is known as an allegory on a symbolic journey of a main character through the depths of the underworld, to purgatory, and finally to paradise where he is reunited with his loved one.
Dante’s Inferno = filled with satanic viewpoint and doctrines of demons designed to mislead and ultimately deceive the entire human race concerning who Satan really is and what is it that he does.
Dante’s Inferno states that there are seven deadly sins listed in the Bible that are called the worst sins man can commit which, according to Dante’s inferno are (1) Pride; (2) Envy; (3) Gluttony; (4) Lust; (5) Anger (6) Greed, and (7) Sloth.
God’s opinion: Pro 6:16-19;
(2) A lying tongue;
(3) Murder; – hands that shed innocent blood;
(4) A heart that devises wicked plans;
(5) Feet that run rapidly to evil;
(6) A false witness who utters lies,
(7) One who spreads strife among brothers.
Some of the most difficult things to teach on is Satanology, Demonism, and especially the Doctrine of the Angelic Conflict.