Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Acrostic Psalm - a filing system that the Jews developed from the ancient Hebrew alphabet with every letter from their alphabet having a special significance and meaning.
Aleph - a to the Jews aleph represented an Ox and signifies prosperity as found in the Word of God, mentioned in PSA 119:1-8.
PRO 14:4 Where no oxen are, the manger is clean [empty], But much increase [prosperity] comes by the strength of the ox.
The bull is really an ox and in the Bible it symbolized Jesus Christ, who would redeem mankind from the slave market of sin by means of His substitutionary spiritual death for sin.
Under the Mosaic Law, the bull and ox were used for Burnt Offerings, Peace Offerings, and Sin Offerings .
The first eight verses all begin with the first letter of the Hebrew Alphabet which is known as the letter Aleph - equivalent to our letter "A" in the English alphabet.
b - beth represents a house and signifies a place of security and a place of rest.If we rotated it, it would look like this; and therefore it signifies a home or a house.
He survived them through the word of God governing his home or his life or what we call as Theandric action. Beth represents a house as the plan of God.
The letter beth represents that no matter what we face in life we are inside the house, or inside the plan of God and we have a godly provision or spiritual provision for our problems.
The Beth file is God's plan for the believer in time (or in his house) to survive difficulties of life.
"All you have to do is believe in Jesus Christ and all your problems will be solved!"
GAL 5:17 For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.
Most attacks that the believer goes through are subtle because we normally prepare for a direct attack but remember the real art behind warfare is deception and therefore there is an indirect attack.
Q: The real question is How can we keep ourselves pure?
Here is a young man victimized by all types of sin including sexual sins and anger and bitterness and he is looking for a provision.
The real issue is How can he keep his soul clean though his body is being defiled and abused?"
Because the soul is the place of integrity even though the body is being abused.
"Keeping it" is the verb shama which means to guard and protect it according to Thy word .
He protects his life by governmental doctrine-----or what we have been noting as theandric action.
Satan is not a promoter for immorality but for false ideas in human soul.
The adamic nature in us loves knowledge but not wisdom because wisdom or metabolize doctrine crucifies him.
Since the beginning of the Church-age, Christians have struggled with the dilemma of representing the infinite God to finite mankind through vessels of clay.
This is the process of Theandric Action is the only provision whereby Christians are able to manifest the true nature of God in their mortal bodies within the Body of Christ and to a lost and dying world.
When the personality of the Father is operational in the believer's life, through the filling of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, which is the mind of Christ, the possibilities of experiencing Christ's victory are limitless.
Concerning the Father, Jesus said, "For I do always those things that please him" (John 8:29b).
Describing His disposition, Jesus said, "I am meek and lowly in heart" (MAT 11:29).
The disciples were described as having turned the world upside down because of their tremendous influence in evangelizing the nations.
This sheds light on the heart attitude of Jesus as He prayed, "That they all may be one; as thou Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us, that the world may believe that thou hast sent me" (John 17:21).
It is the desire of the Father that all men would know Christ and experience the very same life that He derived from His Father, through the provision of rebound and recovery for their growing process (1 Jo 1:9).
The chief end of man is to glorify God, but this is an impossible task for man to accomplish in the power of his own natural disposition.
Theandric Action does not mean losing our individuality or creative capacity, nor does it imply that our sin nature can ever be eradicated.
1Co 15:l0b "I labored more abundantly than them all, yet not I, but the grace of God that was in me."
Truth concerning the invisible God can only be imparted to natural men by those Christians who understand and live in the appropriation of the principle of Theandric Action.
As the Christian faces every situation in life in the power of Theandric Action, the nature of God will be revealed to the world.
Through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, all human problems and failures can be transformed into victories for the believer who, in courage and faith, applies this principle.
God's nature merges with our human nature through the intake of doctrine, the partaking of Christ's nature, and the continual filling of the Holy Spirit.
Ezra has to keep making one decision for sure in the beth file and that equals rebound.
The abuse he took, which was especially sexual abuse could promote perverseness in the future so he constantly makes a decision to confess the sin he was forced into.
Bakaal - Ezra understands grace - doctrine becomes ineffective and neutralized when we don't understand and orient our lives to grace.
"all his heart" refers to the essence of his soul.
PSA 10:13 Why has the wicked spurned God? He has said to himself, "Thou wilt not require it."
1. God is for capital punishment and therefore requires a life for a life even before the law was given, GEN 9:5.
GEN 9:5 "And surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man's brother I will require the life of man.
2. The Lord requires from us:a. To be occupied with Him.b. To be governed by His doctrine.c. To love and to serve Him.d. To have all five parts of our soul in complete submission to Him.
4. God will require you to fulfill any vow that you have made to Him or His people, DEU 23:21.
5. Only the wicked think God will not require anything, PSA 10:13 Why has the wicked spurned God? He has said to himself, "Thou wilt not require it."
7. God will require the flock of the shepherd to be fed or else remove the flock from the shepherd and blessings also, EZE 34:10.
EZE 34:10 Thus says the Lord God, "Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I shall demand My sheep from them and make them cease from feeding sheep.
So the shepherds will not feed themselves anymore, but I shall deliver My flock from their mouth, that they may not be food for them."
8. The Lord requires from the Christian three things:a. To operate in justice.b. To love mercy, i.e., grace in action.c. To walk humbly with thy God. MIC 6:8.
MIC 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?
9. Pleasure seekers, those that trust in riches and carnal security, will be required by God for their attitude of soul, LUK 12:20.