Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday, July 19, 2015
JOH 10:28 "I give unto them eternal life and they shall never perish; and no one shall ever snatch them out of My hand.
We noted the seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet known as the Zayin file and looks like this in the Hebrew z and it represents the word of God.
We noted the eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet known as the Heth or Cheth file j - it represents a fence or a security enclosure or a hedge.
The Teth file which looks like this in the Hebrew alphabet f = which means to knot together, to twist into each other- or for one party to bow down before the other party.
Yodh - y and it refers to a hand or security.
Doctrine of the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Point 1. Definition. The "hands of Jesus Christ" is an anthropomorphism ascribing to God a portion of the human anatomy or body to describe a doctrine - His divine power.
In order to communicate to man within the framework of man's frame of reference, certain parts of the human body are ascribed to God to make a doctrine comprehensible.
Hands in passages like EXO 7:5, "And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the sons of Israel from their midst.”
Face in NUM 6:24, "The Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you."
Mouth of God in PSA 33:6, "By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of His mouth all their host."
Eyes PSA 34:15, "The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry."
Arms PSA 89:10, "Thou Thyself didst crush Rahab like one who is slain; Thou didst scatter Thine enemies with Thy mighty arm." Point
Creation is a hand work of TLJC as the Creator or the One who has the Whole World in His hands.
HEB 1:10 And, "Thou, Lord, in the beginning didst lay the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the works of Thy hands;
JOH 10:28 and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out of My hand.
After His physical death, His human spirit was deposited into the Father's hands, PSA 31:5.
PSA 37:24 When he falls, he shall not be hurled headlong; Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.
Point 5. The hand of Christ is the hand of grace, PSA 92:2-4.
God is and must be your logistical support - it is the work of His hands to provide the means for you to reach maturity as well as all the blessings of maturity.
Point 6. The hands of Christ also provide the grace time for a reverisionistic nation, ISA 65:1b‑2.
In ISA 65:1 "I permitted Myself to be sought by those who did not ask for Me; I permitted Myself to be found by those who did not seek Me. I said, 'Here am I, here am I,' To a nation which did not call on My name.
ISA 65:2 "I have spread out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, Who walk in the way which is not good, following their own thoughts,
Point 7 The hand of Christ administers the fifth cycle of discipline when His hands of invitation are ignored, ISA 28:2b.
ISA 28:2 Behold, the Lord has a strong and mighty agent; As a storm of hail, a tempest of destruction, Like a storm of mighty overflowing waters, He has cast it down to the earth with His hand.
The tenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet which is the letter Yodh y - and it refers to a hand or security.
An anthropopathism ascribes a human characteristic to God; a characteristic, which God does not actually possess and one, which is not actually a divine attribute. The purpose of an anthropopathism is to explain a divine policy to man in terms of man's frame of reference.
Anthropomorphism means that through language of accommodation the Bible ascribes to God human physical characteristics that He does not actually possess.
This is used as a teaching device in order for man to understand God's divine policy, character and function on man's own finite level of
1. Love: ROM 9:13;
2. Hatred: ROM 9:13.
3. Anger: ROM 9:22;
4. Repentance means a change of mind, which in humans is a sign of instability. When the Bible says God repents as it does in PRO 1:26, it is simply telling us God's policy. Scorn: PRO 1:26.
6. Compassion: Ps 119:71,75; helps to explain His grace policies for us. 7. Longsuffering: EXO 34:6.
We have the construct nounYaadeykaa which looks like this in Hebrew ;ydòy`
The Hebrew imperfect tense of the verb kuwn meaning to continue to build me up, and to establish, prepare, and prosper me, in spite of what the circumstances may look like.
PSA 37:24 he and we will not utterly be cast down for the Lord upholds us with His hand.
Those very same hands they nailed to a cross, PSA 22:16; JOH 20:19-20; ZEC 13:6 are sustaining him and will sustain you.
GEN 1:26-27, Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
The point being is that only the fearful, the cowards, the faithless, the passive are all being eliminated.
People are dying with give-up-it is, fear, hysteria, but God is bringing a doctrinal chain gang together.
1CO 11:18-19, For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and in part, I believe it. For there must also be factions among you, in order that those who are approved may have become evident among you.
PSA 119:73 refers to God as the potter having power over you and man as the clay, cf - ROM 9:21.
As the potter, God knows just how to mold each one of us and chisel us in order to do what is best and put us in top form.
One of the great things about this man in Psa 119 is that he is occupied with Christ and not feeling sorry for himself.
Self pity is simply the OSN having intercourse with self-consciousness in their soul.
Qal imperfect of the verb lamad which means he wants to know it for himself so he will be able to teach others.-------which is the true desire of a spiritual teacher.
The first word is the Hebrew adjective jare ar@y* which refers to those who respect God, and notice there is your Hebrew letter Yodh.
EPH 5:14 For this reason it says, #"Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you."
REV 3:2 'Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God.
REV 3:3 'Remember therefore what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. If therefore you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come upon you
Many of the Jews would die during the night from being horribly abused.
The point being that when you obtain grace for yourself you become a blessing to others.
Wait is the Piel stem of the verb = jay* yachal (yaw-chal') meaning to trust under maximum pressure.
ud^y* yada` meaning "I know," beginning with the first word in the Hebrew with a Yodh, Yada, meaning to know. observe, recognize, acknowledge, to be aware, to learned.
Judgments = the Hebrew noun mishpats in the plural refers to God's judgments and righteous decisions which he says in effect I know that even my sorrows and afflictions are perfectly right given by you----for me----- and for my own benefit!
He no longer sees his afflictions and sufferings but sees the faithfulness of God.
He knows God has been faithful to him even though he has not been faithful to God.
Faithfulness is based upon the immutability of God who cannot change His character because of our instability.
Even discipline and affliction is based on God's love for the believer, REV 3:19; HEB 12:6.
REV 3:19 'Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; be zealous therefore, and repent.
REV 3:20 'Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me.
1. Warning discipline, REV 3:20; JAM 5:9.
2. Intensive discipline, PSA 38:1-14, in which a person may lose his health or end up in strong delusion as David did.
PSA 38:3 - Loss of health, restlessness, not being able to sleep PSA 38:4 - depression PSA 38:6 - crying for no reason PSA 38:7 - break down in the nervous system.
PSA 38:8 - David would scream and holler. PSA 38:10 - He even had trouble with his cardiovascular system. PSA 38:11 - Aside from lack of fellowship with God, He began to have no fellowship with other people.
PSA 38:11 - Even his own family stayed away. PSA 38:12 - God gave his enemies the freedom to defeat him. PSA 38:13 - He also had give-up-it is.
The only way to get out of this 1JO 1:9 - EPH 4:23.
3. Dying discipline, 1JO 5:16, this is when God takes home the believer early.
1JO 5:16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should not even pray for this.
The point is that God is not only faithful in protecting us from afflictions but He is faithful in sending them.
HOS 6:1 "Come, let us return to the Lord. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us."
He is not going to try and fight back but instead he puts the Chaldean soldiers in the hands of the Lord -- the Yodh file!
As the enemies sought by "evil means" to hurt him, he sought a "good conscience" so he wouldn't hurt himself.
The next file is the Kaph file which talks about being in, not the hand of God, but the palms of His hand.