Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday, August 23, 2015
The 22th and final letter in the Hebrew alphabet which is the Tau file - t = a signature or a mark or the signing off file - equivalent to our letter t and refers to a branded cross.
The image of the Tau is also a cross mark and was a very ancient symbol with its most basic meaning is that of the division of the universe into four directions. (NSEW)
The cross is also is symbol of division and represents the absolute perfection of creation.
The cross is the reason for the angels being divided = Elect angels or fallen angels.Human race = believers and unbelievers.
Qal imperfect of the verb qarab - brù^q=T! = tiqrab which means a call for help while under pressure, a call for God to draw near.
This means to cause him to learn from this experience and to evaluate things correctly.
In 1KI 3:9 that we are told that it pleased the lord so much that the Lord blessed him above all the kings in the world.
The word utter is the first word in the sentence therefore it begin with the letter tau, it is the Hebrew verb Taba`naah meaning to gush out with praise.
The first word in the sentence is the verb u^Tò~ Ta±an which really means to communicate, to respond; to shout, testify, announce: (also - sing).
The precepts included such things as the plan of God and the divine decrees -- all of which God allowed to happen and helped him through them.
And Thy law is my delight means that we can long for God's deliverance all we want but if doctrine is not our delight the deliverance is hopeless.
Refreshed from scars, wounds, bitterness, insecurity, guilt, condemnation, fears, anxieties and worries etc.
In LUK 15:11, our Lord began His third parable with an audience made up of tax‑gatherers, sinners, prostitutes, Pharisees and scribes, a very interesting combination for a congregation.
This parable brings out the principle of how dangerous it is for us to desire to be on our own and to live in a state of independence from God.
The man in this parable represents God the Father and the sons represent believers, therefore this is a doctrinal message for born-again believers who for some reason have fallen away.
Prodigal means to waste your life away.
He didn't give to one without giving to the other representing the fact that God gives all of us equal privilege and equal opportunity.
God does not violate our free will nor does He force us to remain in fellowship with Him.
Whenever a believer goes astray, eventually he will come to a point as the last part of this verse says when he will begin to be in need.
Gone were the fine robes and the rich food, now he was occupied with the filthiest of jobs, feeding swine.
This man finally became honest with himself which means to face up with the situation as it really exists.
This is not a parable about what happens to a believer when he sins, this is a parable about what happens to a believer when he changes his lifestyle.
Until a person can be convicted of the reality that he travels a dead-end road, true repentance cannot come to pass.
When emotion is not based on thought it is asinine, ridiculous, inconsequential and arrogant.
For people who have character and integrity are the forgiving type!
This is a picture of what happens in rebound, restored righteousness.
The believer who is arrogant hates to see other believers become successful.
LUK 15:28 "But he became angry, he went from self-righteous arrogance to mental arrogance.
The Father had the right to treat his children as he thought best and that's why we have no right to get angry at the way that our Father treats another believer in grace.
God's attitude when believers have rebounded is to forgive them.
If we do try to penalize people for their failures and their mistakes, then we are the most arrogant of creatures.
God the Father entreats us to have compassion on other believers, that's grace orientation.