Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Heth or normally called the Cheth file which the letter looks like this in the Hebrew alphabet j = a fence or a security enclosure or a hedge.
Emphasizes the grace of God keeping the believer under extreme pressure.
The Cheth file means as long as you are alive God has provided for you everything you need in every situation including a fence around you for your protection and that is what the file represents .
Cheleq = "my portion," or "my plot of ground," "my share," "my provision" - yqæ!l=j#
PSA 119:57, My portion my Lord is that I have promised to keep Thy words.
ZEC 2:5, 'For I,' declares the Lord, 'will be a wall of fire around her [God's people], and I will be the glory in her midst."
Entreated - is the verb chalah means to make a special appeal to God when one is in affliction .
Be gracious is a Qal imperative of the verb n^j* chanan (khaw-nan'); to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor, to be gracious or merciful.
What does it take to actually order God?
It takes an awful lot of confidence but that confidence is in God's word based upon God's integrity and God's love.
He has the confidence to say "Look God, I am demanding You to be gracious, however, that's according to Your word,HEB 11:6, not mine!
He knows enough doctrine to understand the grace of God.
Doctrine minus grace = legalism, 2PE 3:18.
Confidence isn't based upon ego but it is based upon knowing God and His character, according to His word.
No one should ever try to examine themselves without understanding grace.
This is the Cheth file, the fenced in file, and grace surrounds the believer that is why you don't have to feel sorry or do penance, or weep and wail about your sins!
2CO 7:9, I now rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that you were made sorrowful to the point of repentance; for you were made sorrowful according to the will of God, in order that you might not suffer loss in anything through us.
The gospel convicts the unbeliever of one sin: rejection of Jesus Christ John 16:8-9.
As a result of hearing Bible doctrine taught in a very forceful way, the Corinthians were able to absorb almost every category of hamartiology = doctrine of sin.
2CO 7:9 I now rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that you were made sorrowful to the point of repentance; for you were made sorrowful according to the will of God, in order that you might not suffer loss in anything through us.
“But because they distressed themselves to the point of repentance” — a change of mental attitude, metanoia.
PRO 1:23, "Turn to my reproof, Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.
ISA 44:22, "I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud, And your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you."
shuwb = to turn back, to retreat; to come back home, to recover, refresh, restore, return.
ROM 2:4, Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?
A: mental attitude sins, ROM 14:23.
THE FIRST STATEMENT "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." Gospel of Luke 23:34.
At the height of his physical suffering, His love prevails and He asks His Father to forgive!
JOH 15:13, "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends."
THE SECOND STATEMENT "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise." Gospel of Luke 23:43.
Ignoring his own suffering, Jesus responds with love and mercy in His second word.
THE THIRD STATEMENT "Jesus said to his mother: "Woman, this is your son." Then he said to the disciple: "This is your mother." Gospel of John 19:26-27.
Jesus rises above the occasion, and His concerns are for the ones that love Him.
To emphasize His loneliness, Mark even tells us that His loved ones "were looking from afar," not close to Him at all.
THE FIFTH STATEMENT "I thirst." Gospel of John 19:28
THE SIXTH STATEMENT They put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop and put it up to his mouth. When Jesus had received
the wine, he said, "It is finished;" and he bowed his head and handed over the spirit. Gospel of John 19:29-30.
Hyssop is a small plant that was used to sprinkle the blood of the Passover Lamb on the doorposts of the Hebrews (EXO 12:22).
John's Gospel related that it was the Day of Preparation, the day before the actual Passover (Pesach in Hebrew, Pascha in Greek and Latin), that Jesus was sentenced to death (19:14) and sacrificed on the Cross (19:31).
He died at the ninth hour (three o'clock in the afternoon), about the same time as the Passover lambs were slaughtered in the Temple. Christ became the Paschal or Passover Lamb, as noted by Paul: "For Christ our Passover lamb has been sacrificed" (1CO 5:7).
THE SEVENTH STATEMENT: Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit." Gospel of Luke 23:46.
He recalls Psalm 31:5 - "Into thy hands I commend my spirit; thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God."
Speed in repentance and obedience is smart.
Midnight also represents the dark times.
That is what we call the sacrifice of thanksgiving --- which is giving thanks to God as a sacrifice because of the abuse an individual goes through!Elijah thought he was the only one too and was rebuked by God in 1KI 19:18, that there were 7,000 others.
30 years later these believers were a part of the Golden years of Jewish history, i.e., age of doctrine, 516-323 B.C.