“Grace in your face,” The life of GOD in the souls of man.


May 24, 2020

Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday May 24, 2020
“Grace to your face,” The life of GOD in the souls of man.

2Pe 3:18  Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him {be} the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

This has brought many believers back home to the grace of God where they truly belong with “Grace to your face,” which now becomes the life of God in the souls of men.

1TI 5:17-18,  Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.

This is the principle of double honor and the dual responsibility of the pastor-teacher, who is to study and teach, study and teach, study and teach along with the commands to pray.

AMO 8:11-12,  “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. And people will stagger from sea to sea, And from the north even to the east; They will go to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, But they will not find {it.}”

Notice that our Lord felt compassion for them because they were distressed and downcast like sheep without a shepherd.

Great Commission = is found in MAT 28:19-20,  “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,

MAT 28:20  teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. (times of the Gentiles).”

  1. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations.
  2. Baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit (as a teaching aid of the Baptism of the Spirit),

 

  1. Teaching them to observe the mystery doctrine of the Church-age.
  2. Instructing them to know and learn the New Commandments;

 

  1. Teaching them all that the Lord commanded them.
  2. Reveal to them that the Lord is omnipresent and with them always, even to the end of the age. (times of the Gentiles).”

I also want to especially thank those who stood in the gap for us and filled in to keep the doctrine coming over the internet in spite of all the distractions of keeping the building nice and clean during this very unusual time.

This all fit in with principles like GEN 50:20, when Joseph said to his brothers, “You all meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.

You will discover as most of you have already that “What Satan means for evil; God means for good.”

DEU 23:5   “The Lord your God was not willing to listen to evil against you but the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you because the Lord your God loves you.”

It reminded me of the ways that the early church had to function in the beginning of the Church-age when Rome and the majority of the Jews in Jerusalem were trying to stop the early church from prospering.

They failed to do so as the early church met in secret places to hide from individuals like Saul of Tarsus.

These doctrines that we need to cherish and apply are doctrines such as:

  1. The Doctrine of Unity.
  2. The Doctrine of Impersonal Love.

3.The Doctrine of Grace Orientation.

  1. The Doctrine of the problem-solving devices.

5 The Doctrine of the Protocol of God.

  1. The Doctrine of Forgiveness.
  2. The Doctrine of Picking up your own cross.

When it comes to being treated a certain way, remember MAT 7:12  “Therefore, however you want people to treat you, treat them in that same way.

Never forget, the importance of what the Bible says concerning our treatment to others as a reflection of our treatment to our Lord; Mat 25:40.

Mat 25:40  “Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’

Be careful of is the judgments that we make toward others even if it means taken wrong rather than right for the sake of reconciliation.

ROM 14:4   Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and stand he will, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

ROM 14:10   But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God.

We are being plunged into a period of time about which the Bible says more than it does about any other period of time in history, including the time that Jesus walked the shores of Galilee.

We are not waiting for any prophecies to be fulfilled but we are waiting to get ourselves prepared for what will happen just before the Rapture.

Tit 2:13   looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus;

These principles are in the beginning stage of what is about to happen in the next dispensation which is called the Tribulation period.

The next dispensation which is called the Tribulation period begins with the Resurrection of the Church which we call the Rapture.

The Rapture of the church is basically held by two schools of theology.

The pre-Tribulational view and the post-Tribulational view.

The pre-Tribulational view says that the Rapture will happen before the Tribulation Period.

The post-Tribulational view says that the Rapture will happen after the Tribulation period.

There is also the Amillennial and Postmillennial view which both views deny that there is any such thing as a Rapture and does not believe there will be any Rapture of the Church at all.

“Kingdom Now Theology,” or “Reformed Theology” = which adheres to the notion, that once the church cleans up the world then the Millennial Kingdom, the 1,000 years of the Church-age, will usher in a world peace.

It is the understanding of the battles that were fought by the angels in eternity past that provides the answers that we all have concerning to the questions that give our life meaning, purpose, definition and direction.

Everything in your life depends upon you understanding and applying the Doctrine of the Angelic Conflict.

The angelic conflict began before the creation of man and the heavens and the earth but before the creation of the human race, Gen 1:1-2, Jer 4:23-26, Job 38:4-7.

It began with the anger of God and His wrath which will be manifested in the ways of darkness that line up with some of the descriptions given in such as I manifested to you all, the past couple of weeks.

A place described as a place of torment, Luk 16:28.
A place where desire is never met, Luk 16:24.
A place of unspeakable misery indicated by the term, everlasting fire, Mat 25:41.
Where the worm or the conscience never dies and the fire is never quenched, Mar 9:44.

It is described as The Lake of Fire,  which many believe to be a liquid form of lava) that burns with fire and brimstone, Rev 21:8.
It is called the place of eternal suffering.
A bottomless pit, Rev 9:2.
Outer darkness, Mat 8:12.

Fire unquenchable, Luk 3:17.
Furnace of fire, Mat 13:42.
Blackness of darkness, Jud 13;

Rev 14:11  “the smoke of their torment ascends up for ever and ever and they have no rest day or night.”

Nearly every one of those expressions I just gave you came from the lips of TLJC.

2Pe 3:9  “He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to a change of attitude toward Christ.”

No one will spend eternity in the lake of fire who hasn’t had multifarious opportunities to personally believe in Jesus Christ.

Both, the place of Torments in Hades and the Lake of Fire are vividly described in Mat 9:48, where we are told that “It will be a place where the worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.”

Everyone should hear the screams of those who die burning in total agony, so that they will understand the importance of believing in Jesus Christ.

In eternity, the screams never stop; they go on forever and ever and ever, simply because they refused the so-great salvation provided by Jesus Christ.

Luk 16:24  “And he [the rich man] cried out or screamed and said, ‘Father Abraham , have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue; for I am in agony in this flame.’

Notice that he complains of the torments of his tongue particularly, as if he were more tormented there than in any other part.

Perhaps the tongue being tormented is a reminder of all the wicked words that he had spoken against God and Man.

Luk 16:24  “and he [the rich man] cried out or screamed and said, ‘Father Abraham , have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, “And he cried out and said,

Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue; for I am in agony in this flame.’

There is a day coming when those that now hate and despise the people of God would gladly receive kindness from them.

This dialogue was permitted not only to answer this one man’s question, but to settle the issue for all who were listening who had the same problems and wanted the same relief from Lazarus.

Torments is the residence of all unbelievers since the beginning of time.

Gen 1:1-2; and Jer 4:22-27; This tells us how the earth became formless and void, and how darkness was over the surface of the deep and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.

This happened because Satan and one-third of the angels started to think more highly of themselves and wanted a time to prove their equality with God and with all Three members of the godhead.

In fact, the Lord used this principle of theology by using Job as an example; Job 38:4-7,  when the Lord said to Job, the same thing that He said to Satan in Job 1, 2, and 38.

For in JOB 1:21-22,  Job said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked I shall return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.

JOB 2:10  But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.