Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Go through the open door with your armor on! Pastor John Farley.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

We are involved in an invisible war called the Angelic Conflict.
The open door is a grace opportunity related to giving meaning, purpose, and definition to your life.
1. The first door of opportunity is the door of salvation.

2. The door of communication of truth.
3. The open door of service:
1CO 16:9 “for a wide door for effective service has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.”

4. The provision of the pre-designed plan of God and its resultant historical impact.
5. The door of reversion recovery.

The last two open doors are in heaven: the open door of the Rapture of the Church, and the open door of the Second Advent.

WHEN God decides to open the door is a matter of His perfect timing.

The believer has a shield in his hand. How come?
1CO 16:9 “for a wide door for effective service has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.”

Satan and the kingdom of darkness are going to try to oppose the plan of God.

2Ti2 – Paul says that a soldier does not lead a normal life.

Every believer has been enlisted in the spiritual army of God as a spiritual soldier of Jesus Christ.

A soldier must give up his freedom to serve his country, and a believer is to give up his freedom to serve TLJC.

MAT 16:24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.”

MAT 16:25 “For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it.”
GAL 5:13 “For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through virtue-love serve one another.”

1PE 2:16 “Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God.”

A soldier must also leave all of his worldly affairs behind as he goes forward to serve his country.

The first thing that a soldier does is to go into training after he has enlisted in the military, and the first thing all believers need is spiritual training through the intake of doctrine.

It is called the kingdom of darkness, and it is controlled by your adversary, the devil in 1PE 5:8.

We know that Satan is a king because he has a kingdom, MAT 12:26, and he is the ruler of that kingdom.

The philosophies are thrown at you from every angle.
Human viewpoint rationalization comes from family and friends.

JOH 8:23 “You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.”

Satan has invisible missiles that attack the soul and cause human viewpoint on the part of believers which neutralizes them and draws them away from the PPOG.

The ultimate goal of the kingdom of darkness which attacks your soul is to do whatever it can to take you away from the PPOG and the teaching of Bible doctrine.
2CO 2:11 in order that no advantage be taken of us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.

As the god or the ruler of this world, Satan has placed foolish individuals in positions of authority so that he can try to control the entire world system.

REV 12:9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world;

JAM 4:7 “Submit therefore to God [execute the PPOG]. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

1PE 5:9 “But resist the devil by being firm in your doctrine”

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