Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
August 15, 2018
I would like to have you turn in your Bibles this evening so that you can receive God's highest and best that He created just for you.
Why do you limit your capacity to receive divine blessings when in reality you should not only have a capacity for prosperity but even more than that, if you truly understood what was really happening in the details of life.
By noting the attributes of God and the fact that it is one thing to accept all these divine attributes as truth but it is another thing to act upon it.
It is the permanence of God's character that guarantees the fulfillment of all His promises.
1JO 2:28 And now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.
ISA 54:5 "For your husband is your Maker [the spiritual relationship that the Lord had with His people the Jews in the Old Testament],
Whose name is the Lord of hosts; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, Who is called the God of all the earth.
In 1Pe 4:19 to those who are going through some measure of suffering the apostle Peter says to entrust your soul to the "faithful Creator" who will always do what is right!
God is faithful in what He withholds just like He is faithful in what He gives.
He is faithful in sending sorrow as well as in giving joy.
And therefore the faithfulness of God is a truth to be acknowledged by us, not only when we are at ease but when we are in trouble.
To agree with this means that we humble ourselves before Him and owe up to the fact that we fully deserve His correction and instead of any murmuring or complaining, we thank Him for it.
Here is a man who is imprisoned but he learned that the word of God was his comfort in times of stress and pressure; PSA 119:50.
PSA 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction, That Thy word has revived me.
Here is also a man who learned to apply the word of God in the dark times because he applied it when he was in prosperity.
PSA 119:55 O Lord, I remember Thy name in the night, And keep Thy law.
PSA 119:65 Thou hast dealt well with Thy servant, O Lord, according to Thy word.
PSA 119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Thy word.
PSA 119:7 It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Thy statutes.
All of these principles reveal the faithfulness of God; PSA 119:75 I know, O Lord, that Thy judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness Thou hast afflicted me.
PSA 119:77 May Thy compassion come to me that I may live, For Thy law is my delight.
PSA 119:137 Righteous art Thou, O Lord, And upright are Thy judgments.
He tells us to gut it out in time of pressure and adversity;
PSA 119:157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not turn aside from Thy testimonies.
The reviving of the Jews after two days can refer to the prophecy being stated where a day to the Lord is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like a day, 2Pe 3:8.
Just like the Trinity possesses the three types of "omni's" and are all on an equal basis so is our Lord's faithfulness to us, especially when we give something over or turn things over to the Lord.
The same principles of equality that exist between the Trinity when it comes to His knowledge, His power or His presence also exists in their being faithful.
God the Father - faithful in Jam 1:17 Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow.
God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever - Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever.
God the Holy Spirit is faithful to indwell us and teach us; Joh 14:26-28.
To be worried and concerned is to reject the nature of God and His divine attributes and become a loser believer.
God doesn't change and therefore He who has cared for His child through all the years, will not forsake him in old age.
He who has heard your prayers in the past will not refuse to supply your need in the present.
God is greatly honored when under testing for blessing or chastening, we have proper thoughts toward Him and recognize His divine attributes in action.
The sooner we trust in Him in all of our affairs being fully persuaded and convinced of His love toward us, the sooner we will find true meaning, satisfaction, and contentment in life.
Forgiveness is God's manifestation of His love.
1Jo 2:12 "I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name's sake."
Believers are commanded to forgive one another in Eph 4:32 which is an imperative mood.
Forgiving one another is not only a command but it is needed for fellowship and unity in a local assembly.
MAR 11:26 "If you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions."
What this adds up to, then, is this: no more lies, no more pretense.
In Christ's body we're all connected to each other, after all. When you lie to others, you end up lying to yourself.
To be kind to one another, tender‑hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you is for the believer who has attained spiritual growth.
He is tender-hearted and forgives others on the basis of the fact that God has forgiven him.
Forgiving others allows God to handle the situation rather than self.
If you have failed under disaster testing or like the Jews you are blaming others, just simply name and cite it and go on.
EXO 14:14, The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent."
Rom 12:19 Beloved, do not take your own revenge, but defer to the wrath of God. For it stands written [Deu 32:35], `Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.'"
Col 3:13 "Bear one another and forgiving each other. Whoever has a complaint against anyone else, just as the Lord forgave you, so also you should forgive others."
This is guidance and direction concerning how to function under the Supreme Court of Heaven without any resentment.
What overcomes our resentment is that which David said in Psa 103:3 The Lord pardons all our iniquities; and heals all our diseases.
Eph 1:7 "In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,"
We are under surveillance by a super-natural system of demon investigators. These demon investigators have a book or a journal or a diary of your life.
According to Eph 6:12, Satan has demon investigators who constantly keep track of all believers to accuse them before the throne; Rev 12:9-10.
HEB 4:16 Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.
COL 1:16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities‑‑ all things have been created by Him and for Him.
The only thing that hinders a judgment from being carried out is that a believer gets in the way through reaction, seeking revenge, arrogance sins, emotional sins, lust to hurt others.
One of the main attributes that God uses as the Supreme Court Judge is His power or omnipotence which means He has the ability to use His power any time He wills to do so.
Omnipotence - all powerful and limitless in ability. Gen 17:1 Now when Abram was ninety‑nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless.
Nothing is too difficult for Him, Gen 18:14 "Is anything too difficult for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son."
Isa 40:26 lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power not one of them is missing.
Jer 27:5 "I have made the earth, the men and the beasts which are on the face of the earth by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and I will give it to the one who is pleasing in My sight."
God's power is NOT manifested by muscle, His power is in His word and whatever He says happens. As Heb 1:3 says "He upholds all things by the word of His power."
Point 2. The Supreme Court of Heaven is Always Open and Available for Believers Only.