Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Establishment happiness and how to attain the perfect happiness given by God.

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Laws of divine establishment are designed to remove arrogance and fear from the life, and to replace it with a genuine humility which results in a capacity for life.

If a believer just lives under establishment happiness and rejects the plan of God, he will be under divine discipline and therefore will not experience establishment happiness.

Under establishment happiness, the unbeliever moves beyond morality to a place of limited virtue, becoming a person of honor.

The unbeliever can marry a woman with whom he has total compatibility and work in a job or profession which he enjoys.

Because beyond the grave they will first face Torments in Hades, and then spend eternity in the Lake of Fire,LUK 16:23; REV 20:14.

A successful relationship in marriage, and his occupation in life.

Once a person becomes arrogant about his morality, he enters into self-righteousness and crusader arrogance, and becomes the unhappiest of all people because he is judgmental.

Establishment happiness is dependent upon cognition and compliance with establishment principles, Rom 13.

The perfect happiness of God the possession of God’s happiness (+H.)

(1) Establishment happiness is dependent happiness; perfect happiness is independent happiness.

(2) Perfect happiness or divine happiness is the monopoly of the believer in spiritual adulthood.

(3) Few believers have this perfect happiness because it requires consistent PMA of BD and the advance to spiritual adulthood.

abide = aor-act-subj -meno = to stay in a given place, to continue, to dwell, to endure, to be present, to remain, to stand, not to depart, to last.

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

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.”

1JO 4:16 “And we have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”

disciple = mathetai = a learner, a pupil, a disciple, it denotes a person who directs their mind toward something taught by someone.

– Disciples of Moses, JOH 9:28. – The Pharisees, MAR 2:18, – John the Baptist, JOH 3:25 – Paul, ACT 9:25, – Our Lord Jesus Christ, MAT 16:21.

Kittel’s Theological Dictionary – disciple denotes a “direct dependence of the one under instruction upon an authority superior in knowledge.”

“disciple” = the existence of a personal attachment which shapes the whole life of the one described, or to be dedicated and devoted to something, (the word of God).

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