Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Glory Experienced In the Life of the Believer. Part 4.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
November 30, 2007
The way in which we walk, whether it is in the darkness of our three enemies, or the light of the PPOG, is linked to our experience of God’s glory in time.
For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
The LORD gives grace and glory ;
No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
Walking in the glory of Christ is closely tied to our understanding of our position in Christ and our use of the rebound technique.
Position in Christ at the moment of salvation + use of the rebound technique + PMA-BD = experiencing God’s glory in time.
And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb. And the nations shall walk by its light, and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory into it.
Problem-solving device #1: the Rebound technique results in power option #1, the filling of the HS.
Power option #2: PMA of BD, results in the transformation of the believer’s soul to the glory of Christ.
Since the believer is placed in Christ at the moment of salvation, the veil is lifted at the moment of salvation, and therefore the glory of God is restored positionally at the moment of salvation.
1CO 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?
By means of the perception and metabolization of the word of God under the filling of God the Holy Spirit, the glory of Lord is transformed to the believer as the believer’s heart is transformed.
The knowledge of the glory of God is revealed through the word of God, and more specifically in the mystery doctrine of the Church-age, which is the face of Christ.
The mirror of the word of God also shows us the glory of Christ and when we focus on that glory and get our eyes off of ourselves we will experience Christ’s glory slowly becoming an experiential part of us.
“Be transformed” is in the passive voice = you receive the action of the verb.
Learn God’s word and you will be transformed.
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
“Beholding as in a mirror” - present-middle-participle - katoptrizomai = to show in a mirror, to make to reflect, to mirror.
The present tense means that we should do this habitually.
The middle voice means to look at yourself, not others. The middle also has the connotation of help, i.e. you don’t look alone (active) but you look with the mentorship of God the HS.
“Transformed” - present-passive-indicative - metamorphoo =
“to be transformed” = the same verb, in the same tense and voice as in ROM 12:2.
The passive voice means that God will do the transforming if you will just stay positive to the word of God.
Glory is also linked to the PPOG for your life.
Predestined is the PPOG for your life.
This glorification is suggestive of the positional glory which is for all believers and the experiential glory that is for winner believers who execute the predestination that God has made for them.
EPH 3:18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth (the 10 PSD’s) and length (met. BD and the F-HS) and height (escrow blessings for time and eternity) and depth (portfolio of invisible assets), 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fulness of God.
Inherent in this paragraph of God’s Scripture are your position, the F-HS, PMA-BD, and the 10 PSD’s are listed under the heading of the plan of God for your life.