Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Faithfulness of God, Paul, and Moses to Israel.
Friday, October 5, 2007
Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
October 5, 2007
John 15:12-13 This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
ROM 9:3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed, separated from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh,
God’s love is a truth that transcends all fear, weakness, condemnation, and lies.
God so loved the whole world that He sent His uniquely born Son, and through the cross the full love of God was publicly displayed.
The work of God’s love defeated the entire rebellion of Satan and opened the gates to every slave that Satan had, which was all mankind.
In the Church-age God has given us the power to love with this same love, and He commands us to do so.
The person who loves with God’s love must understand a great many things about God in His nature, character, and person.
The person who loves with God’s love must understand God’s faithfulness and power, and then he must incorporate that faithfulness and power into his own life through the power systems of BD and the filling of the HS.
Deut 6:4 Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God (Elohim; plural), the LORD is one (echab; singular)!
In Matthew 1 the genealogy of Christ is given and His line is traced directly to Abraham.
2TI 3:12 And indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
Luke 23:34 “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”
Could Christ have loved the Jews any more than this? Could Christ love you and I any more than this?
God’s love guarantees God’s faithfulness to you in spite of your greatest evil.
These people have seen ten plagues in Egypt. They have had their backs to the wall and watched the Red Sea open and then close on their enemies.
They have gotten water from a rock, they have seen manna come down from heaven, they have all the promises of the Abrahamic Covenant and are on their way to the new land that was promised.
God freed them from Egypt just like God has freed every one of you from the slave market of sin.
Moses is one of the greatest men in history, but he is still just that, a man, a sinner saved by grace. Moses did not free them, God did!
They forgot the power of God and the gifts of God and the grace of God and got their eyes on the world that they were freed from.
Aaron will be forgiven and he will be the first high priest of Israel and from his family will come all the high priests.
Moses’ prayer became a part of the divine decrees in eternity past. Moses saved the people he loved through prayer.
You have the ability to learn how to love with the
John 15:13 love, and with that power your prayer life will become so effective for others that God would have changed history in His decrees in eternity past.
Point 1. Definition.
Divine faithfulness is God’s grace expression to the believer using His perfect character as the basis for expression.
God can be faithful to you because of propitiation.
Divine faithfulness manifests itself in divine discipline to the apostate and in blessing to the mature believer.
Faithfulness is an attitude to something in life which you love, respect, admire, or recognize its authority.
Understanding God’s character through His word under the filling of the Holy Spirit will produce this faithfulness in your soul.
Faithfulness begins by understanding something about God’s character; and that is His grace.