Every minute detail of our life has been decreed in the Divine Decree.


October 16, 2019

Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R.
McLaughlin
Wednesday
October 16, 2019
Every minute detail of our life has been decreed in the Divine Decree.

The importance of training and discipline even when it comes to speaking in front of a crowd no matter what the subject is.

Disrespect for authority and rejecting the importance of training and discipline because they lack self-restraint and respect for Divine Authority.

2TI 3:2  “For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy.”,

The importance of certain doctrines and the training that very few believers know anything about.

Fabulous Five Top Doctrines
Divine Decrees
The Angelic Conflict
Divine Providence
Doctrine of Election
PPOG and PSD

 The value of training and discipline in ALL areas of life.

Even till this day, I still “believe” in the importance of discipline and training, — and I also learned about the importance of the little things in life; Zec 4:10.

ZEC 4:10  “Do not despise the day of small things?

LUK 12:15 “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.”

DEU 28:47 “Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and a glad heart, for the abundance of all things;

The Lord wants you and me to receive the abundance of all things as a result of the joy and the glad heart or the inner happiness and contentment that we have because of our Lord.

ECC 5:10   He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity.

SOS 2:15   “Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that are ruining the vineyards, while our vineyards are in blossom.”

Be careful of those little foxes which can disturb or destroy good relationships in life.

Be careful of those little misunderstandings that start off petty and end up in total disaster because you need to protect yourself from role-model arrogance and unrealistic expectation.

GAL 5:9  A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough.

Sometimes it seems like those little inconsequential situations are the ones Satan and his kingdom of darkness can turn into a big problem.

Those little areas we seem to ignore at times, and we let them reside in our soul are the very same areas that can be magnified from a tiny speck to a spiritual mountain; Mar 11:22-24.

SOS 2:15   “Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that are ruining the vineyards, while our vineyards are in blossom.”

They are hyperactive.
They are not calm,
They are not gentle.

MAT 25:21  “Well done, good and faithful slave; you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things, enter into the joy of your master.”

Tribes of Korah — played a major role in physical breathing as the contractions from the pressure of the belt around the waste increases the volume of the thorax and so inflates the lungs.

 

Even when this happens in the natural realm the result will be natural and spiritual blessings for believers only.

 

COL 3:17  And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

 

Twelve Tribes of Israel — to master playing the instruments, writing the music and the chords, along with the most important aspect of them all, which should always be the lyrics and the message behind the music.

It takes training and practice to do so and that is another reason why we have the Tribe of Korah which was a Tribe of the Jewish race who were known for their music and their vocal cords.

 

JOH 15:1, we have a reference to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ as undiminished deity and true humanity in one person forever, and He  said,  “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.”
Joh 15:2 — Pruning.
JOH 15:4 — Abiding,
Joh 15:9-10, Agape love.

 

The vines that are mentioned are located along the hills of the Kidron Valley right outside of Jerusalem which are covered with grape vines, not by chance, but as a manifestation of the Divine Timing.

 

For this was an appointment that was made in eternity past by the Sovereignty of God when the Trinity held a council of predetermination as taught in ACT 2:22-24.

 

Notice the emphasis on our Lord who was delivered up by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God not by the Jews, not by the Romans, and not by the Samaritans.

 

JOH 10:17-18,  “For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.

 

No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.”

 

The point is that when Jesus and His disciples left the upper room and were walking along the hill side the hills were covered with grape vines, not by chance.

 The fact is that the grape vine is not a chance encounter, but it was God specifically designing things as a part of the divine decrees so that this event would take place.

 

Serving our Lord Jesus Christ would go by the different grape vines, and He would use this as an analogy of the believer’s relationship to Himself.

 

It tells us Every minute detail of your life and my life has been planned out by God in the computer of Divine Decrees.

 

The Divine decrees actually refer to a decree and not the plural decrees which once it is truly understood, it should be in the singular = decree, not decrees (plural).

 

Never before in History has every believer in Jesus Christ pos­sessed two royal warrants:  His priesthood directed toward God and his ambas­sadorship directed toward man and circumstances.

 

Never before in history has every believer been indwelt simultaneously by God the Father, God the Son, Jesus Christ, and by God the Holy Spirit; EPH 4:6; JOH 14:20; 1Co 3:16.

 

Never before in history has so much personal responsibility been delegated to every believer as in the present era—the Church Age; LUK 12:48; Col 3:16-17.

 

Never before in history has a body of believers received all its instructions in writing—the completed canon of Scripture; Heb 4:12; 2Ti 3:16-17; 2Ti 2:15.

 

Never before in history has the ritual in worship been re­placed by the PPOG and your every own Personal sense of Destiny with divine power; Eph 2:8-10.

 

All these advantages and many more have been taken by God and reduced to a protocol system designed in heaven to function on earth at this very moment; 1Co 2:9-16.

 

In Ephesians 6:10-20, Paul illustrates the Christian way of life through an analogy to the Roman soldier’s uniform—his belt, breastplate, sandals, shield, helmet, and sword.

 

One of the other principles in the doctrine of Numerology that we have noted is that ** The divine mandates concerning the plan of God can be organized into eight categories of the PPOG.

 

Categories Of the PPOG:

1.  (System) The Power of the PPOG = (Function) The Filling of the Holy Spirit.

2.  (System) Objectivity of the PPOG =  (Function) Basic Christian modus operandi.

 

  1. (System) Teachability in the PPOG = (Function) Enforced and Genuine humility.4.  (System) Spiritual momentum system in the PPOG = (Function) Perception and application of Bible Doctrine. 
  2. (System) Motivational Virtue of the PPOG = (Function) Personal Love for God.6.  (System) Functional Virtue of the PPOG = (Function) Impersonal Love for all mankind. 
  3. (System) Momentum Testing of the PPOG: (Function) Acceleration of Spiritual Growth.8.  (System) The Winner of the PPOG: (Function) Spiritual Maturity and sharing the happiness of God. 

Never before in history has every believer been indwelt simultaneously by God the Son, Jesus Christ, and by God the Holy Spirit; Joh 14:20; 1Co 3:11-15.

 

A purpose: glorification of the Lord Jesus Christ in time. The believer’s tactical victory exploits our Lord’s strategic victory over Satan in the angelic conflict; Rev 4:11.

 

Having a purpose and discovering the true meaning of life makes it impossible to merely exist.

 

“The heart of human excellence and virtues often begins to beat when you learn about and discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion.”

 

“To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong believers who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.”

 

An objective: spiritual maturity. Momentum toward spiritual maturity is possible only inside the PPOG; Phi 1:20-21.

 

“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”

 

We also need to make sure that “efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”

 

A policy: grace. Grace is always the policy of God in the administration of His plan for sinful man; Rom 11:5-6.

 

A protocol: obedience to divine mandates. Believers and elect angels in heaven observe divine protocol; happi­ness on earth is based on the precisely correct procedure of the PPOG; 2Jo 1:7-9.

 

A system: Virtue first. The foundational virtue of humili­ty, which is directed toward authority, lays the groundwork for motivational virtue toward God and functional virtue toward man and circumstances; 2Co 5:7.

 

A point of reference: The justice of God is the holiness or integrity of God which is composed of His absolute righteousness and perfect justice; Psa 33:5.

 

Our point of reference is stated directly in the scripture’s PSA 33:5  He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the lovingkindness of the Lord.

 

A Point of contact with God is His in­tegrity, not His sovereignty, nor His omnipotence, nor His love, as presumed by overly emotional fundamen­talists, nor His omnipresence, as believed by pantheists.

 

An authority: The Word of God. Bible doctrine reveals the essence of God to man and embodies the absolute author­ity of divine sovereignty.

 

A result: good decisions from a position of strength in the divine system, control of your life, and a personal sense of destiny.

 

In God’s plan the priority is Mandates first.
In God’s system, Virtue first.
In God’s purpose, Christ first.
In God’s policy, Grace first.
In God’s objective, Momentum first.
In God’s authority, Doctrine first.

 

The vinedresser metaphor refers to God the Father as the author the PPOG.

 

The vine metaphor refers to the humanity of Jesus Christ during the dispensation of the Hypostatic Union.

 

The vine is the basis for productive righteousness or fruit-bearing.

 

Fruit through the branch is a metaphor for the Church-age believer.

 

No fruit or production can be any better than the vine which produces it.

 

Because of positional sanctification plus the grace provision of the three spiritual skills, it is possible for the believer to manufacture productive righteousness.

 

“In Me” is a reference to the believer in union with Christ.

There are two categories of branches found in this passage:  first, dead branches representing dead works, or production skills minus spiritual skills;

 

Secondly, live branches representing productive righteousness, or spiritual skills as the basis for production skills.

 

The branch in Christ that does not bear fruit refers to the believer who does not reveal productive righteousness.

God the Father takes away or removes the dead works through punitive suffering in two categories:  the law of volitional responsibility which produces a tremendous amount of self-induced misery; and divine discipline; Mat 7:16.

 

The branch that does bear fruit has to be pruned occasionally so that the spiritual skills will increase and maximize. This is suffering for blessing.

 

Just as God provides divine discipline and punitive action for the non-fruit bearer, so God provides suffering for blessing for the fruit bearer.