GRACE BIBLE CHURCH
Robert R. McLaughlin
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Pastor Rick Bettez
Mal 4:6 “He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.”
Nehemiah and Malachi were sent as leaders and rebuilders of the natural and spiritual, showing us that God is always reaching out to His people from several different avenues. His heart is for restoration.
When false teachers and Unbels are given reign over Bels it will always lead to satanic ideologies and cosmic agendas that will corrupt generations if left unchecked. This is a toxic recipe that brings in divine discipline.
Ignoring the Biblical principles of Divine Institutions (volition, marriage, family & nationalism), always results in the beginning of the end for a nation. This is why the political agenda is much more important than political party or a politician being a Christian.
Spiritual and physical adultery are usually the result of Bels who have disregarded Bible Doctrine as their source of truth and guidance. This is the Bel who embraces cosmic viewpoint and is more committed to living for self rather than others.
A nation that embraces false doctrines and cosmic ideologies will eventually push the hand of God away from their country which always results in discipline and long-term damage and national weakness.
God will always have teachers or evangelist available even during historically horrific events. The abundance of Bible Doctrine will dwindle and it will become a famine at some points but there will always be a beacon set in place to teach and preach the gospel.
Mal 4:6“He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.”
Deu 4:6 “So keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’
Deu 4:9 “Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently (me’od), so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.
Pro 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning. 10 The fear (respect) of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Exo 18:20 then teach them the statutes and the laws, and make known to them the way in which they are to walk and the work they are to do.
Pro 11:18 The wicked earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.
You want men who are truth seekers and have Bible Doctrine as their anchor therefore they are not saddled with greed or contempt. This type of leader will be rewarded by God not cosmic treasures.
Pro 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.
In Gen 3:1 when the serpent said - “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?”
Satan knew they were being taught Bible Doctrine from the Lord and ultimately the man would be responsible to learn it.
Psa 132:12 If your sons will keep My covenant and My testimony which I will teach them, their sons also shall sit upon your throne forever.”
1Cor 12:28 And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues.
Mat 28:18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
Mat 28:19“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Amo 8:11 Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord GOD, “When I will send a famine on the land, not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, but rather for hearing the words of the LORD.
Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Heb 6:1 Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 of instruction about washings and laying on of hands, and the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment.
Rom 12:6 Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith;
Rom 12:7 if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; 8 or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
Eph 4:11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;
Eph 4:14 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
Eph 4:16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
2Cor 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
When we think about our sins and failures after salvation, it is not as though God ignores them, it is that The Lord Jesus Christ paid that debt on Calvary. When God looks at the negative Bel, He is not forgetting sin He is instead, looking at the glory of His Son’s righteousness and the justice achieved at that Cross (our position).
2Pet 3:8 But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.
Psa 103:8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.
Mal 2:2 “If you do not listen, and if you do not take it to heart to give honor to My name,” says the Lord of hosts, “then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings; and indeed, I have cursed them already, because you are not taking it to heart.