Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday, July 31, 2015

The Mem file -  m  the 13th letter in the Hebrew alphabet which signifies water, the mother, the origin, the sea, the waters, and everything that is fertile.

Mem is the reformer of life by successive transformation and by the changes it causes. Mem assures movement of life.

EPH 5:26  that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,

JOH 15:3 "You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

The first word is the Hebrew pronoun maah    Áhm³  maah meaning How? Why? When?; or What!

2CO 5:14 For the love for Christ controls or motivates us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;

Siychah which means that the word of God is constantly what he reflects upon, his devotion and meditation, or what is constantly in his thoughts.

The principle is that what we truly love we think upon.

John Calvin - "If any person boasts that he loves God's word and yet neglects the study of it, he reveals the grossest hypocrisy.

Whoever loves TLJC is willing to forsake their father, mother, brother, sister, even their own life, LUK 14:26.

He has no physical weapons and yet inside of him is the greatest weapon of all—Bible doctrine.

He went through maximum disaster conditions and therefore he saw experientially the truth of Bible doctrine more than anyone before him.

The guards were guarding the prisoners but this prisoner was guarding Bible doctrine.

Refrained is the Qal perfect of the Hebrew verb kala which means to separate.

Evil way here actually means false doctrine.

1. Separation from certain types of carnal believers, 1CO 5:10-11.

2. Separation from believers who reject doctrine, 2TH 3:6; 3:14-15.
3. Separation from believers who try to make emotionalism spirituality, ROM 16:17-18.

4. Separation from religious people and religion, 2CO 6:17; 2TI 3:5.

5. Separation from human viewpoint thinking known as worldliness, ROM 12:1-2.

6. Separation from the fast crowd, 1PE 4:4; PRO 1:10-19.

7. Separation from unbelievers where doctrine is compromised, 2CO 6:14; HEB 13:13.

This brings us to a very important principle concerning people emphasis over God emphasis.

The problem of relationships originates from the trend to emphasize relationship with people over relationship with God.

This is when interaction with people becomes the criterion of the Christian way of life instead of the execution of the PPOG and the glorification of God.

a.  The problem of unrealistic expectation.

b.  The problem of role model arrogance.

Unrealistic expectation is defined by people not being loved the way the want to be loved or treated the way they want to be treated.

a.  Unrealistic expectation becomes the basis for selecting a local church that emphasizes fellowship, young people's programs, etc.
b.  Church hopping results as people continue to seek being treated and loved the way they want.

c.  They demand attention from a pastor or a group.

Unrealistic expectation is a problem in every human relationship, including marriage, friendship, romance, and Christian fellowship.

Taught is the Hebrew verb yarah which means to flow as water, to point out continually through exegetical teaching.

To flow as water follows the landscape, = tactical warfare = to know the landscape or geographical advantages and disadvantages as the water knows, leads to victory.

Sweet is the Hebrew verb malats which means to be smooth and pleasant.

The word taste is the Hebrew noun - chek - organ of speech, it refers to taste, kissing.

PSA 2:12  Kiss the Son, lest He become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!

Animism is the belief that all objects possess life by the indwelling or possession of a soul.

The kiss on the mouth was a way of conveying one's soul to another person under the concept of animism.

Later the essence of kissing was found in the transfer of breath to those who related breath to the soul.

Therefore a kiss was considered by the ancients to be an intermingling of SOUL or PSUCHE (souls).

The kiss was also used to get to know the person by scent or smell.

Alexander the Great used the kiss as a means of identifying his friends and relatives, so that his body guard would not kill them.

The concept in the greeting was that there is nothing (no disagreement) between our souls.

In the ancient world, kissing the hand or feet was a sign of recognition of authority.

Homer introduced the Greek concept of kissing on the cheek and forehead as a sign of a greeting.

One's reception into a closed circle was also done by a kiss as a sign of brotherhood.

The kiss was used for respect as well as love and thus it became the custom of greeting in the royal family of God under the title, "holy kiss."

The kiss of Judas was a greeting kiss and says there is nothing (i.e., no disagreement) between your soul and mine = Kiss of hypocrisy, LUK 22:47.

The kissing of our Lord's feet in LUK 7:38, 45 was a recognition of His deity as well as His kingship.

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