Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Everything in life is timing, and we must be in sync with GOD's timing!

The Dispensation of the Church-age is made available to every believer who craves or desires for spiritual food; both naturally and spiritually.

  1. A dispensation is a period of time that we call the Church-age with its mystery doctrine from above as the commands from headquarters in heaven.
  2. Dispensation means that you and I are in union with TLJC who is seated at the right hand of God the Father as a manifestation of the Doctrine of the Angelic Conflict.

You and I are in union with the Lord Jesus Christ who is seated at the right hand of God the Father as a manifestation of one of the greatest doctrines known to man = The Doctrine of the Session.

The ascension also refers to our Lord rising from the earth as He says good-bye and then He ascended into heaven with Michael the archangel, a war hero in the Angelic Conflict.

The ascension is the doctrine of Christology that pertains to the transfer of our Lord's true humanity from Planet Earth to the third heaven in a resurrection body.

There are two Christological dispensations which means that the Lord Jesus Christ is the center of two different dispensations; His Hypostatic Union and the Church-age.

Both the ascension and session of Christ occurred in His resurrection body because He was the first resurrection in all of human history.

Ecc 3, we have the importance of organizing our time, our goals as Solomon gets a little philosophical on us in Ecc 3.

"You know everything in life is timing and my trouble is I'm out of sync with everything, my timing is bad!

We all need to spend some time working;”  Mat 6:33.

"I should spend some time praying and playing so that we all should balance out our life and not be so excessive in everything we do!"

Sometimes I really enjoy a great doctrinal message or a presentation about our Lord, and if you are an extremist, I need balance in my life; Pro 11!

There's no question about the fact that organize people seem to be much better off than disorganized people.

Disorganized people may not be a distress to themselves, but they are a distress to everyone else.

If you are in the cosmic system or living your life minus doctrinal viewpoint and you are well organized, you're still not going to be happy.

Only the believer who puts doctrine first every day in his life and sets aside time every day for doctrine can find happiness in being organized.

ECC 3 teaches that everything in life is a matter of timing -- God has assigned to you a number of days to live on this earth according to PSA 90:12; 31:15.

PSA 90:12 "Teach us to number our days, that we may present to Thee a heart of wisdom."

In PSA 31:15, David said, "My times are in Thy hand."

It's amazing, we all have the same amount whether we are absolutely without a dime or whether we happen to be the richest person on earth.

What time is it?

What time does the meeting start?

What time do you want me there?

I don't have time.

How much time will it take?

Don't waste your time on that!

It's time for us to go!

The time is up!

He tells you that an anonymous donor who loves you very much has decided each morning for the rest of your life to deposit in your bank account, 86,400 pennies each morning.  That's $864.00.

He says there's one stipulation however, you must spend all the money that day.

No balance would be carried over to the next day.

Whatever sum you failed to use; you would lose!

And so, 864.00 a day -- times 7 days a week = $6,048.00 a week!

Times 52 = $ 314,496.00 for the year.

Every morning someone who loves you very much deposits into your bank of time, 86,400 seconds which represents 1440 minutes which of course equals 24 hours.

ISA 43:7 "Everyone who is called by My name, I have created for My glory, those whom I have formed, even whom I have made."

REV 4:11 "Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for Thou didst create all things, and because of Thy will they existed, and were created."

God gives you a certain amount of time that you might use it for His glory! Nothing is ever carried over so that you might credit it to the next day!

This is why the mature believer regards every day alike, Rom 14:5‑6.

In 1831, he failed miserably in business.

In 1832, he was defeated for legislature.

In 1833, he failed again in business

In 1834, he was elected to legislature

In 1835, his sweetheart died

In 1836, he had a nervous breakdown;

In 1838, he was defeated for speaker of the house

In 1840 he was defeated for elector

In 1843 he was defeated in congress

In 1846, he was defeated for senate.

In 1848, he was defeated for congress

In 1855 he was defeated for senate

In 1856,  he was defeated for vice-president

In 1858 he was defeated for senate

In 1860 he was elected president.

"I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep doing so"

----------Abraham Lincoln------------

What Solomon says in this chapter is basically right, however, without a relationship with God and seeing things from the divine viewpoint of life, all of these things are meaningless.

God gives you a certain amount of time that we might use it for His glory.

ISA 43:7  "Everyone who is called by My name, I have created for My glory, those whom I have formed, even whom I have made."

Prin:  God has created you for His glory and until you believe that and then live for that purpose, you will never find true happiness and contentment in life.

God does give you a certain amount of time that you might use it for His glory and the mature believer regards every day as the Lord's day, Rom 14:5‑6.

JAM 4:14  "Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away."

LAM 3:22‑23, "The Lord's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Thy faithfulness."

JOB 23:12 "I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food."

"treasured" is the verb tsaphan which means to esteem; to admire, appreciate, respect, and even worship.

PSA 56:4  In God, whose word I praise, in God I have put my trust;

PSA 56:10  In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, Whose Word I praise,

Every day is another day when we should be learning doctrine and preparing ourselves to glorify God.

PSA 102:23  "In the course of my life, He broke my strength, He cut short my days."

ECC 3:1, Solomon from the viewpoint of fatalism says  There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven‑‑

One of the things that make time so important is the fact that it is so rare.

The Philosopher William James said, "The great use for one's life is to spend it for something that will outlast it!"

God's timing is perfect and if you are in fellowship with Him, you will have peace of mind with everything you do.

If you are not in fellowship with God and you do not have doctrine resident in your soul, ECC 3:9  What profit is there to the worker from that in which he toils?

Prin: It says, there is a time to give birth because time begins at birth not in the womb.

Regardless of the circumstances and events that surround your birth, God gave you life at that moment, so that was the right time for you to be born.

You did nothing at that moment and your timing was perfect then!

You had nothing to say about your birth and that's why your timing was perfect.

You did not choose your parents; God did!

You did not choose your birthday; God did!

Your volition wasn't involved at all.

God created soul life and imputed it to your soul at your birth and that was the right time for you and me to be born.

Don't say you were born too late or too early or you would have been better off if you lived during another generation.

God is perfect, His ways are perfect, and you and I were born under the perfect timing of God.

God starts everyone in the world off at the right time.

If we complain about anything related to our birth or our environment, or our parents, or our home, we are blaspheming God.

When we complain about our life, we are saying God's timing is off, but God's timing is never off.

Anyone who resents his parents or his early environment, no matter how bad or how good it was, is totally out of sync with life.

Psychology encourages this type of thinking.

Every time you use your environment as an excuse for your bad habits or your bad decisions, you are so far out of line that you are disoriented to life.

Just like we had no control over our birth, we also have no control over our death.

When we are born and when we die is a matter of the sovereignty of God or God's judgment.

God cannot be wrong and that is why only our perception of what's happening can be wrong.

People are often bitter, upset, and disturbed because of the way someone they love dies, putting themselves out of God's timing for the rest of their lives, as if somehow everything in life is unfair to them.

There is a lot of unfairness in the world, but the minute you react, you're out of God's timing.

Becoming very pushy and trying desperately to make things happen is a sign of being on your own timing.

Timing is simply defined as the selection of the best time for doing something in order to achieve the desired effect with maximum results.

Above all, bad timing is lost opportunity under the equal privilege and equal opportunity of God's plan.

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