Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
"The final conclusion of the 1st part of Romans 9 vs 1-19, Part 2.".
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Emphasizes the integrity or holiness of God which includes both His perfect righteousness and absolute justice.
God was not arbitrary in these judgments but completely compatible with His own perfect righteousness and the plan of grace.
God just simply gave Pharaoh more opportunities to be saved.
The more opportunities He gave him, the more he became negative.
The sweeter you are to them, the kinder you are to them, the more opportunities you give them to respond to grace, the more negative, the more cruel, the more adverse, they will eventually destroy you if possible.
These passages are designed to give you some discernment, so that impersonal love, which is commanded can always exist in your soul, but not personal love in the sense of being sweet and nice to evil people, to dogooders, to people who are blind.
All of your Christian love and compassion merely intensifies the scar tissue and increases the ego, arrogance, and results in pushing them farther and farther away from reality.
The word for “receives” is the pres-act-part of “lambano” which is “lambanon” meaning to receive, to take hold of, to grasp, to seize, and it sets up the authority for Bible teachers.
The word for “whomever” is the indefinite pronoun “tina” which means anyone, or a certain one, or someone, and it simply refers to those whom the Lord sends to represent Him on earth through the communication of doctrine.
In the first generation, He sent apostles and prophets and pastor-teachers.
After the Canon of Scripture is completed, to every generation He sends pastor-teachers.
TLJC is represented today by the prepared pastor-teacher and when a congregation receives the authority of their right pastor-teacher, they are receiving the authority of Jesus Christ.
“became troubled” is an aor-pass-ind, the verb is “etarachthe” which means to become disturbed, to become agitated, or deeply troubled.
“will betray” is a fut-act-ind, “paradosei” meaning to hand over, to deliver up, to betray, to deceive and to forsake.
The word for “gesture” is a pres-act-ind,
“neuei” which means to gesture, to make a sign, to signal by nodding the head.
All of the time that the traitor walked with TLJC, the traitor had his privacy.
The Lord deliberately appointed Judas Iscariot as treasurer knowing that he was a thief and He kept his privacy the whole time.
Prin - TLJC was a gentleman and a gentleman or a lady always respects the privacy of others.
Prin - TLJC gives the sinner, and in the case, even the unbelieving traitor, his privacy.
The key to understanding this verse is the word for “morsel” which is
“psomion” which was a special piece of bread dipped in some meat sauce at the Passover.
No one ever touched this bread until the host picked a piece of bread and dipped into this delicious sauce and then offered it to some person at the dinner....and this was a high honor or a special honor at the dinner.
The Lord not only gave this man his privacy but in offering him the psomion, He offered him the highest honor from the host at the Passover.
This should be a lesson to all of us, that just because we may be totally convinced that a person will not respond to the Gospel, or doctrine, or being treated graciously, that should not stop us from treating them with honor and respect.
Prin - Judas Iscariot was the honored guest at the last supper.
Prin - By accepting the honor of the morsel, Judas perpetuated the hypocrisy of reversionism.
Reversionism is an act of reversing or turning in the opposite way, or a state of being so turned.
Reversionism is the act of reverting to a former state, habit, belief, or practice of post-salvation sinning.
Reversionism is a reversal of your priorities, your attitudes, your affections, the object of your personal love accompanied by the destruction of your impersonal love, and the change of your modus operandi and personality.
Reversionism can occur in both unbelievers, who reject the laws of divine establishment, or in believers, which is analogous to being under the influence of evil or being apostate.
Unbeliever reversionism is taught in 2Pe 19-21.
Prin - God’s love and God’s grace never gave up on Judas Iscariot nor does God’s love and God’s grace ever give up on anyone else.
a. One of the many characteristics of a traitor is resentment which is a feeling of extreme displeasure because of some real or imagined wrong.