Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
God for His glory decreed for you to be treated with mercy.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
The energy that moves the plan of God forward is the mercy of God, not the striving of men.
The decrees of God are His eternal purpose according to the counsels of His own will whereby for His own glory He has foreordained whatever comes to pass.
ISA 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things which have not been done,
Saying, “My purpose will be established,
And I will accomplish all My good pleasure”;
The purpose and the plan of God has to do with God glorifying Himself not glorifying us.
JOB 42:2 “I know that Thou canst do all things, And that no purpose of Thine can be prevented.”
2TI 1:9 He has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,
EPH 1:10 - “with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things upon the earth.”
ISA 43:13 “Even from eternity I am He; And there is none who can deliver out of My hand; I act and who can reverse it?”
ISA 43:20-21 “The beasts of the field will glorify Me; The jackals and the ostriches; The people whom I formed for Myself, Will declare My praise.”
EZE 39:13 “I will glorify Myself,” declares the Lord God.
This complete indictment is the fact that He has placed all of us under total depravity and under the category of condemnation so that He may extend His mercy to all.
ROM 11:32 For God has shut up all in disobedience so that He may show mercy to all.
He wants to have mercy on..... EVERYONE!!
1TI 2:3-4 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
TIT 3:5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,
1PE 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
One of the principles missing when the divine decrees are being taught by theologians is the fact that the mercy of God is ignored.
EXO 33:18 “I pray Thee, show me Your glory!”
EXO 33:19 the Lord said, “I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of Jehovah before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.”
Mercy is grace in action.
Grace is free, unmerited love and favor from God alone.
Grace comes from God in the form of gifts, but it returns to God in the form of glory.
Mercy is, in effect, a byproduct of the essence of God in action toward the human race in history.
That is why there is a direct relationship between the mercy of God and the glory of God and between the grace of God and glory of God.
Mercy is actually related to our sins and failures, whereas grace is related to the provisions of God.
PSA 86:15 But Thou, O Lord, art a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.
ROM 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?