Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday, September 8, 2013

Satan’s schemes and plans which he uses to attack us with his flaming missiles.

He leads all believers astray and away from the plan of God through one of his greatest weapons =  deception.

Any area that you do not have sound doctrine in is an area open to deception.

Anything that we think or do, that is not oriented to the ways God thinks and does, opens us to satanic deception.

ISA 55:8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. ISA 55:9 “For {as} the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

How do we respond to the deception Satan uses against us to discourage us and take away our courage to serve and honor God?

JOH 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

Deception is demonization of the soul and personality of the believer or unbeliever who is living and residing in Satan’s cosmic system.

The cosmic system is the devil’s counterfeit system for achieving his goal by way of human viewpoint.

JOH 8:23  And He was saying to them, “You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world [cosmic system], I am not of this cosmos or world.

JOH 14:30 “I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world [cosmic system] is coming, and he has nothing in Me;

ROM 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world [this cosmic system], but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,

Either you are living in (C1) consisting of the believer grieving the Spirit as he becomes involved with sin or preoccupation with self.

This causes the believer to sin, therefore, exiting the predesigned plan of God (PPOG).

Once in (C1) the believer only need to name, cite, or acknowledge the sin to get back in fellowship with God = rebound.

And, if you’re not living in the first COSMIC system you are living in Cosmic two (C2) consisting of the believer quenching the Spirit.

Evil is more than sin; it is a system of thought based on disputes, rejection and outright contradiction to the Word of God.

Recovery being the cleansing of the mind through consistent inculcation of the accurate teaching of the Word of God.

The COSMIC SYSTEM  entails the over-all objective of Satan in using mankind to prove his superiority over God.

Thought transference does not mean that you are thinking like members of the occult but rather human viewpoint or worldly thinking.

COL 2:4, I keep on communicating these things in order that no one may delude you with persuasive arguments.

1CO 3:18  Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become foolish [realize that he is a fool] that he may become wise.

2CO 11:3  But I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astray [deceived] from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.

Deception is the invasion of the soul with thought that is false thinking.

The unbeliever is protected from both deception and demon possession by adherence to the laws of divine establishment.

The believer is protected from deception by Bible doctrine only.

Why is the unbeliever protected from both deception and demon possession by adherence to the laws of divine establishment but the believer is not?

LUK 12:48, For to whom much is given, of him shall  much more be required:

JAM 3:1 Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we shall incur a stricter judgment.

1CO 16:22  If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be accursed. Maranatha.

EPH 4:14, We are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;

2PE 3:17,  You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard lest, being carried away by the deception of unprincipled men, you fall from your own steadfastness,

EPH 5:11  Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;

EPH 6:12  our struggle is not against blood and flesh, but against the rulers, the powers, the world forces of this darkness and the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

1. False Bible teachers who would bring in heresies, having many followers, and cause others to reject God’s Word, 2PE 2:1-2.
2.  These false prophets would be money hungry, smooth talkers; 2PE 2:3.
3. Global communications will be foreseen, REV 11:9-10; 17:8.
4. Mankind would be capable of destroying all life, MAT 24:21-22.
5. The Bible predicts the use of nuclear weapons being anticipated, ZEC 14:12.
6. In the last days, there would be a global cry for peace, 1TH 5:3.
7. Then the Antichrist would use false peace to destroy many; DAN 8:23-25.

LUK 9:46  An argument arose among them as to which of them might be the greatest.

EPH 5:11  Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;
Let’s stop the fighting and the bickering that is found today in the Church.
8. Israel would have a peace treaty in place and that the Antichrist will confirm it and then eventually break it; DAN 9:27.
This vision of the seventy weeks of years foretold to the precise day when Israel would reject and “cut off” their Messiah and then looks forward to His Second Coming to set up His everlasting kingdom.

DAN 9:25 “that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince {there will be} seven weeks and sixty‑t­wo weeks.

DAN 9:25 “that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince {there will be} seven weeks and sixty‑two weeks;

This prophecy has to do with those two entities: the Jewish people and the city of Jerusalem.

What took place exactly 69 weeks or (483 years), or 173,880 days from the time of the decree to rebuild the city of Jerusalem.

9. Damascus would be destroyed (Isa 17; Jeremiah 49:23-27.

In 2007 Israel vowed to wipe Syria off the map if Syria attacked by chemical weapons.

1TI 1:3 instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines,

1TI 4:1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,

2TI 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doc­trine; but {wanting} to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires;

10.  Chaotic weather would be prevalent, LUK 21:25-26.

MAT 24:8 “But all these things are {merely} the beginning of birth pangs.­”

The whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs (ROM 8:21-22).

ROM 8:21 that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. ROM 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.

Natural Disasters are Up More Than 400 Percent in Two Decades

Floods Left One Million Homeless as India’s Northeast Hurricanes has predicted to Double:  CNN.

11. There would be a move toward a global government; (DAN 2:40-44; 7:23; REV 13:7-8).

The European Union has steadily moved forward in its attempt to unite Europe politically and economically.

12. There will come a literal Babylon (formerly called Babel, GEN 10:10) – known today as Iraq; (ZEC 5:11; Isa 13).
Saddam’s regime overthrown, the international community is discussing how to rebuild Iraq.

13. The fact that God once flooded the earth (the Noahic Flood) would be denied (2PE 3:5-12).

14. There is increased interest in vegetarianism anticipated, 1TI 4:1-4.

The girdle was often highly ornamented and was the place where they carried their money, their sword, their pipe, their writing instruments, etc.;

The principle behind this particular verse is the integrity of the believer.

The question is how do you attain integrity?

PRO 16:28  warns us that gossip separates the best of friends. PRO 16:28  A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends.

The belt or the girdle of truth and the breastplate of righteousness produces loyal friends who love through difficult times says PRO 17:17.

PRO 17:17  A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.

PRO 18:24 A man of {many} friends {comes} to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

With the belt or the girdle of truth and the breastplate of righteousness reliable friends are produced.

PRO 20:6  Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, But who can find a trustworthy man?
Purity and integrity gains the friendship and respect of kings says PRO 22:11.
PRO 22:11  He who loves purity of heart {And} whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.
PRO 22:24  Do not associate with a man {given} to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man, PRO 22:25 Lest you learn his ways, And find a snare for yourself.
The three concepts needed are: 1. Truth 2. Knowledge 3. Thought
Then once he has truth, he has knowledge, and knowledge of the truth becomes very important.
Integrity, NOT morality is the key to the Christian life. Not legalism, not social arrogance or Christian service or activism…..,but integrity.
There is one thing missing from the life of the average Christian—integrity.
Integrity demands and requires humility, and we live in the day of arrogance. We live in the day of subjectivity.
PSA 25:9 He leads the humble in justice, And He teaches the humble His way.
When you are minus integrity, everything is wrong.
Integrity is higher than morality.
In the Christian way of life, the first integrity that you reveal is your integrity that you display when you assemble in church.
Teachability is just the means.
Real integrity means you’re teachable. It means you’re objective and not subjective, and therefore you can be taught to love God.
The only way you can love someone you have never seen is to know all about them, and that is only accomplished in the Christian life by doctrine metabolized.
1PE 1:8  And though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
We must learn those things that give us a “love for God.”
The answer is that love requires thought.
The thoughts that you have….. The frame of reference….. determines the love you will have for those in your life.
Thought cannot function without content, and the content of thought in the case of loving the Lord is metabolized doctrine.
EPH 6:14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
EPH 6:14  Therefore, hold your ground “after” you have buckled on your combat gear around your waist with truth, and [after] having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
The breastplate of righteousness has to do with the believer’s integrity in the angelic conflict and spiritual warfare.
Integrity begins with your relationship with God and without a relationship with God there is really no integrity.
JOB 8:20 “Lo, God will not reject a man of integrity, Nor will He support the evildoers. [those under the influence of evil].
1. Integrity is the spiritual strength to put into operation that which you claim to believe.
1CH 29:17 “Since I know, O my God, that you test the heart and delightest in uprightness, I, in the integrity of my heart, have willingly offered all these things;
2. Integrity is also conforming to certain standards or rights. PRO 11:3  The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the evil of the treacherous will destroy them.
3. Integrity is the quality of life and power needed to live. Integrity gives the believer capacity to perform properly.
Integrity is the quality of life and power needed to live. PSA 25:21  Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for Thee.
Just because the Bible says “do certain things” that doesn’t mean that if you do them you have fulfilled the Christian way of life.
It’s easy to do something wonderful for someone you love.
“Motivation by love” eliminates the strain and the sacrifice of life.
If you have true love, it isn’t a sacrifice, ”You’ll love giving to the One you love.”
Motivational integrity  personal love toward God. Functional integrity  unconditional love toward all mankind.
You have wood, hay, straw at the judgment seat of Christ; 1CO 3:11-15.
Integrity is for a man to know what is good and what is evil, what is useless, shameful, and dishonorable.
The Romans defined integrity as devotion and loyalty, especially to your family.
JOB 2:3  And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing God and turning away from evil.
And he still holds fast his integrity, although you incited me against him, to ruin him without cause.”
There are some believers who have no loyalties in life, none whatsoever – they are only loyal to themselves  i.e. arrogance.
They are preoccupied with themselves  ie. subjectivity.
Integrity always meant that you had developed loyalties in life.
Unfortunately, many believers lose their loyalty toward others when others do not live up to their unrealistic expectations.
Unrealistic expectation causes frustrations which distract from Bible doctrine and destroys the true focus of the Christian life, which is occupation with Christ……not people.
This, in turn, destroys all human relationships, whether your relationship with your pastor-teacher as his student, or whether  friendship, romance, or marriage.
As long as people react to others who do not treat them the way they want to be treated it is impossible for any virtue to exist.
The focus that is substituted for occupation with Christ is eyes on self, eyes on people, or eyes on things.
This is when you desire to have or possess what someone else has or possesses.
This is usually because they really don’t understand what the Bible has to say about Hamartialogy, which is the study of sin.
PSA 130:3  If Thou, Lord, shouldst mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
1KI 8:46 For there is no man who does not sin.
PRO 20:9  Who can say, I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin?
ECC 7:20   Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.
PRO 17:17  A friend loves at all times, and as a brother is born for adversity.
1PE 4:8  Above all, keep fervent in your love for one an­other, because love covers a multitude of sins.
JOH 8:7, He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.

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