Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The heir must recognize what makes him different from the slave. Angelic Conflict, Part 34.
Wednesday, December 18, 2002
Whether we are positive toward Christ and the PPOG or not, no matter how we fail or suffer, there is no way we can hinder the glory of God.
The greater the freedom, the greater the inequalities.
Some people use their freedom to succeed in Gods plan by using divine power and living a spiritual life; some choose to use human power and live independently from God.
A slave and an heir are exactly alike while the heir remains a child or a minor.
There is no significant difference between the lifestyle of the born again believer who is carnal and the unregenerate individual who is an unbeliever, 1CO 3:1-3.
Being in union with Christ, we are joint-heirs with Christ, and are adopted at the moment of salvation, GAL 3:26.
When a believer begins to develop a personal sense of destiny and use the P.S.Ds, he attains the first stage of spiritual adulthood and only then does the lifestyle and character of the heir begin to radically differ from that of the slave.
When you begin to learn about the divine solutions for your life and then utilize the divine solutions, that is when you as an heir begin to radically differ from those who are not heirs.
The ministry of the pastor-teacher is to get the believer out of the experiential stage of slavery and into the experiential stage of heirship and sonship where there is liberty and spiritual freedom.
“God has four classes of intelligent creatures in His universe - angels, Gentiles, Jews, and Christians - and there is more difference to be observed between Christians and either Jews or Gentiles than between angels and Jews and Gentiles.”
“Should this statement seem extreme, it must be because the true and exalted character of the Christian is not comprehended. No angel is a son of God by actual generating birth from above, -
The believers recognition of his sonship and union with TLJC and his exploitation of the divine solutions from living the unique spiritual life are what experientially sets him apart from both the unregenerate man and the carnal Christian.
In the mystery doctrine of the Church-age is every solution for every problem you could ever face whether it has to do with humans, circumstances of history, or even with angels in spiritual combat against principalities and powers.
EPH 6:10 Be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might.
EPH 6:11 Take up and put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
As a believer, there is nothing that separates you from an unbeliever experientially until you take up the divine solutions by learning them and put them on by utilizing them.
The angels are blown away at the fact that there is more similarity between the angels and the unbelievers than there is between the angels and the believer who lives the unique spiritual life of the Church-age.
Satan has many devices, 2CO 2:11, which you and I cannot afford to be ignorant of.
The mystery doctrine of the Church-age is the means by which ordinary people can become invisible heroes and glorify God as a witness for the prosecution against Satan - and all the fallen angels, and have a tremendous impact which will be recognized in the future ages forever and ever and ever.
2CO 6:9 - unknown yet well-known,
Blinding you from the real reason you are here and taking you away from the P/T assigned by God to teach you the mystery doctrine of the Church-age, ACT 20:28, is the intent and objective of the deceptions from the kingdom of darkness.
This is a metaphor for a person who is made to waver or sway or vacillate under the pressure of difficult circumstances.
Mar 1 - the people were used to hearing the Pharisees teach but they did not teach with authority.
MAR 1:22 They were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
MAR 1:27 And they were all amazed, so that they debated among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority!”
MAR 1:6 - John was clothed with camels hair and wore a leather belt around his waist.
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