Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
SundayJune 21, 2015
Psalm 119 – Acrostic Psalm which is a filing system that the Jews developed from the ancient Hebrew alphabet with every letter from their alphabet having a special significance and meaning.
These acrostics are not “hidden codes” but they are real Hebrew letters used to denote or portray a poetic way of filing each verse as it relates to the Hebrew letter that is used in alphabetical order.
This literary form may have been intended as an aid to memory, but more than likely it was a poetic way of studying certain biblical subjects in an alphabetical order with the subject that is being taught – as we would say, ‘from A to Z.’
Acrostics occur in the word of God, in at least three different books in the OT – Psalms, Proverbs, Lamentations, = each verse begins with one of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet that is being noted.
Acrostic Psalms – Psa 111; 112, 25; 34; 145, where each letter begins a half-verse; then in Psa 37, Proverbs 31:10-31, and Lam 1, 2, and 4, each letter begins a whole verse; and then again in Lam 3, where each letter has three verses each for the Hebrew letter it represents.
Using the principles found in the acrostic passages was a way to file certain doctrinal principles by using every letter in the Hebrew alphabet which has a meaning behind the letter that is being used.
The most popular acrostic passage is Psa 119, where each section has eight verses, each word it begins with the same letter that is mentioned in the file.
In Psalm 119, the same opening letter is used, in twenty-two sections of the Psalm which gives every letter of the Hebrew alphabet 8 verses each to explain the doctrinal principles.
We have 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet mentioned in Psa 119 with 8 verses beginning with the letter that is mentioned and having a spiritual meaning behind each letter that is used.
The second letter in the Hebrew alphabet is found in the next 8 verses (9-16), beth b – beth represents a house and signifies a place of security and a place of rest.
Gimel = g – represented a camel which was the riding animal for the desert. It brings the traveler from one place to another but it also carried gifts from far away and was like our current day UPS truck or Federal Express delivery system.
Vs (17-24) = gifts from God that are a long way off from us but are getting closer to us because of our PVTD as well as representing some other things that the camel was good for.
ICE = knowing the “I,” historical background – “C’,” the categories and “E”, the exegesis or the original language, you cannot accurately interpret what the original language of the Bible is saying.
It was the way the Jewish people would file certain important principles they were writing. Each of the 22 sections is given to a letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and each line in that section begins with that letter.
The virtuous woman passage in Proverbs 31:10-31 where the initial letters of each verse go through the Hebrew alphabet in order.
Psa 119 above the first eight verses you should have the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet which is called Aleph a and Aleph represents an Ox which represented prosperity in the ancient world.
Aleph file which is found in verses 1-8, each verse begins with a word that begins with our letter Aleph, which again represents prosperity or how to prosper in the spiritual life.
PSA 119:1 Law of the Lord.Vs 2 = His testimonies; Vs 3, His ways;Vs 4, His precepts; Vs 5, His statutes;Vs 6, His commandments.Vs 7, His righteous judgments.Verse 8, His statutes;
ALEPH file – a and it represents Oxen in the ancient world which connotes prosperity.
PRO 14:4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.Crib = place of storage where corn and other grain products are kept for feeding cattle and other farm animals.
Details of life include money, success, pleasure, social life, loved ones, health, sex, materialistic things, status symbols, friends, etc.
‘Asheri = “blessings” or “happinesses” meaning both inner and overt.”
PSA 119:1 “Blessings or happinesses belong to those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the Lord.
Whether on the inside or the outside, even if he has adversity or success, he has inner happiness — that is if he does what this verse says.
The key word here in the first part of the sentence is the Hebrew adjective tamiym which refers to those who are equipped with integrity, character and truth.
The equipped believer whose way is blameless is the one whose soul is filled with doctrine and that doctrine governs his life, Mark 12:28-30.
He listens to doctrine and fulfills MAR 12:29 when Jesus answered, one of the scribes who said “What commandment is the most important of all?”
He applies the doctrine when our Lord said in MAR 12:30 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. ‘
No believer is equipped unless inside their soul they have rooms and rooms filled with doctrines that govern their soul or what I like to refer to as governing doctrines.
PSA 119:1 “Blessings or happinesses belong to those whose way is blameless or those who are equipped with doctrine, [and then notice the final phrase] Who walk in the law of the Lord.
Walk is the application of the word of God to your life and your experiences, it is relaxation, one step at a time.
Torah – one of the titles of the word of God or Bible doctrine which directs, guides, and aims us toward a way of life resulting in God’s divine nature in human vessels = Theandric action.
Theandric action is God’s nature controlling a believer who has the humility revealed by the governing of the indwelling Word of God with the power of God the Holy Spirit which causes them to live for Christ.
GAL 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me.
JOH 14:19-20, “After a little while the world will behold Me no more; but you will behold Me; because I live, you shall live also. In that day you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.”
It is the treasure of the divine nature within us working with our new nature that we received at the moment of our salvation.
Theandric action means that with the nature of God working together with the new nature within us, we can fulfill – PHI 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
As He died for us and therefore we are said to be dead in our flesh or in our OSN], As John the Baptist said in JOH 3:30 “He must increase, but I must decrease.”
PHI 2:2-5, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. “Have this mind or attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,”
Through Theandric action!
COL 1:27 t God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope or the confidence of [not just glory] but the confidence that comes from the SHEKINAH
The confidence in the fact that whether we are alive on this earth or somewhere in the eternal state, we do not need to worry or be concerned with what is really going to happen to us when we die.
For if you are a believer and you believe, HEB 4:12, Titus 1:2, HEB 13:5, ROM 8:1, and ROM 8:28….. Theandric action is alive in you which means the divine nature is working TOGETHER with the new nature that is within you
HEB 10:25-26, Do forsake our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but gather together encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near.- that day is either the day of your death or the Rapture or the [ER] the exit resurrection of the Church. For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth,[ the command to gather together or to assemble yourselves together] – there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
When Theandric action is working within the members of the congregation, it will be manifested by the way that we treat one another.
JOH 13:34-35; “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Also Theandric action is manifested by passages such as 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.”
Paul was their leader but he did so from prison, which is called the prison Epistles, Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians and even the letter to Philemon, the prison epistles.
1TH 5:17 pray without ceasing; – means that you always living with an attitude of prayer toward God the Father as well as always being ready to fellowship with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
PSA 119:1 “Blessings or happinesses belong to those whose way is blameless or those who are equipped, Who walk in the law or the governmental doctrine of our Lord.
The Adamic nature or the OSN in our life must be reckoned or considered to be dead because whenever we allow the OSN to reign in our lives, you can’t satisfy the Adamic or the OSN is implacable and impossible to satisfy.
Walk simply refers to their lifestyle or the application of the word of God to life and experience, it is relaxation, one step at a time.
The Torah is one of the titles of the word of God or Bible doctrine which directs, guides, and aims us toward a way of life resulting in God’s divine nature in human vessels or what I call TheandricAction.
Theandric action relates to the union of the divine nature and the human nature for believers in the Church-age.
What the hypostatic union is to the Lord Jesus Christ, theandric action is to the born-again believer.
2PE 1:2-4, Grace and peace or prosperity be multiplied to you in or by means of not gnosis knowledge which is just simply knowledge but by means of epignosis knowledge which is the application of knowledge to your life or we call the wisdom of God] and of Jesus our Lord;
2PE 1:3 seeing that His divine power has granted or [graciously given] to us everything pertaining to our [natural life] and godliness, [our spiritual life], and this comes through [again we have epignosis not gnosis] called the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
2PE 1:4 For by these [God’s glory and excellence] He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, in order that by them [the precious and magnificent promises] you might become partakers [partners] of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
Theantric action is made up of two words; Theo which means God, and anthropos which means man and therefore it refers to God’s nature controlling a humble believer through the government of the indwelling Word of God and the power of God the Holy Spirit.
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