Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday, August 2, 2015
The 14th letter in the Hebrew file which represents a fish which illustrates the tremendous provisions that come from the word of God.
This is a reference to the astral or cosmological world which symbol always has been the element Water. (By contrast the element Earth refers to the physical plane.)
Nun refers to universal life, changing continuously but always remaining the same, just as the flowing of water.
It doesn't work and labor like the ant, fish always seem to have food, shelter and clothing, as MAT 6:24-33 says which correlates with this passage.
1. An ambassador for TLJC that an ambassador does not appoint himself.
b. An ambassador does not support himself.
Under the analogy of being like fish, the Church-age believer, as an ambassador for Christ, is provided for by logistical grace.
Saturate your life in God reality, God-initiative, God-provisions.
c. The ambassador's instructions are always in written form, so he has no doubt as to what he should do.
We have the policies, problem solving devices, instructions, principles, doctrines, and concepts in written form in the scripture.
d. The ambassador does not belong to the country to which he is sent.
COL 1:13 For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,
PHI 3:20 For our citizenship [politeuma, or heavenly privilege] exists in heaven, from which place we eagerly anticipate the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;
EPH 2:19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household,
JOH 15:19 "If you were of the world [second class condition, but you are not, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
Billions and billions of years ago, when election was put into operation, as in EPH 1:4-5, you were snatched out of the kosmos or the cosmic system.
e. The ambassador does not live in the foreign country for his own personal interest.
We subordinate all personal interest to the function of our ambassadorship, which includes the attainment and function of the spiritual skills, the filling of the Spirit, cognition of BD and execution of the PPOG.
Our production skills, which include our ambassadorship, are in place as of the moment of salvation, but are not effective until we develop spiritual skills.
f. The ambassador does not treat any insult to himself as personal.
g. When an ambassador is recalled, his recall is tantamount to a declaration of war.
When the Rapture of the Church takes place in 1TH 4:16-17, all of our Lord's ambassadors are recalled back to heaven.
Then the Tribulation period begins and the tribulation is analogous to the period of war.
JER 20:9 But if I say, "I will not remember Him Or speak anymore in His name," Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; And I am weary of holding it in, And I cannot endure it
a. What does He want me to think!b. What does He want me to do!c. Where does He want me to be!
We live in a world filled with darkness, a darkness that is very subtle because it is good and religious.
DEU 23:21 "When you make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not delay to pay it, for it would be sin in you, and the Lord your
God will surely require it of you."
We must even learn to perform, when we are well and not emotional, the vows we made when we were sick and hurting.
Anah = afflictions because of wrong decisions or self-inflicted wounds.
A freewill offering is not signing a pledge card.It is a vow one makes from the heart.
Answer - He has the one thing God desires - our heart.
PRO 23:26 Give me your heart, my son, And let your eyes delight in my ways.
The freewill offering of his lips refers to his communication of Bible doctrine to all those inthe slave line even if it hurts.
We cannot offer anything to God that will be acceptable ...except that which He has taught us.
Prin-After reviving we need teaching ---because we never arrive.
While he carried his life in his hand he also carried the law (BD) in his heart.
This is a reference to his parents and his teachers, they passed down to him the greatest heritage in the world...God's word!
The Lord’s Supper
Thanksgiving is an act of giving thanks, and a grateful acknowledgement for the benefits of the grace of God.
1TH 5:18 "In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God concerning you."
EPH 5:20 "Always be thankful with reference to all things to God even the Father through the person of our Lord Jesus Christ."