Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday, October 4, 2013

The Doctrine of the Royal Family Honor Code or What it Means to Put on the Breastplate of Righteousness.

Point 1  Definition and Description.

JOH 4:23  “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father by means of the Spirit and truth; for such people [believers] the Father seeks or strongly desires to be His worshipers.

JOH 4:24  “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” or in the filling of the Spirit and Bible doctrine.

JOH 14:15  “If you love Me, you will keep My commands.

JOH 14:16  “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; or for all of eternity.

JOH 14:17  That is the Spirit of [aletheia] truth, Whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold him or know him, but you know him because he abides with you, and will be in you.

In JOH 16:12  “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

JOH 16:13  “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.

JOH 16:14  “He shall glorify me; for He shall take of mine or from me, and shall disclose it to you.

JOH 16:15  “All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said, that He takes of mine, and will disclose it to you.

The apostle John said in 3JO 1:4  I have no greater joy then to hear that my children walk in truth [doctrine].

Truth or doctrine will always prevail, even though it is the direct enemy of the angelic conflict and spiritual warfare.

People who live in sin and who are lazy, passive and slothful despise truth.

People who are involved with legalism and religion and works and self-righteousness despise truth.

Paul said to the legalistic Galatians in GAL 4:16  Have I therefore become your enemy by telling you the truth?

Truth always prevails, so you might as well join its’ side as 2CO 13:8 says For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.

Everything depends upon Bible doctrine transferred into your soul through perception, metabolization and application of that doctrine.

Life is filled with problems and no one ever really solves their problems without thinking.

Aor-mid-part –  enduo = to put on, to clothe yourself, to be invested with power. Culminative aorist =  views the attainment of Christian integrity in it’s entirety, but regards it from the viewpoint of existing results.

The existing result is that you now have Christian Integrity.

When David said, “the battle is the Lord’s”, this was the application of integrity under pressure.

The middle voice represents the subject as participating in the results of the action of the verb.

Middle voice = describes the subject as acting with a view toward participating in the outcome of the action of the verb.

Temporal participle –  the action of the aorist participle precedes the action of the main verb, which is the divine mandate for defensive action against the devil and demons.

The command here is given in the first part of this verse, “hold your ground.”

After you have buckled your combat gear around the waist.

And secondly, after you have put on the breastplate.

EPH 6:14  Because of this, hold your ground, [after you] have buckled on your combat gear around your waist by means of doctrine, and [after you] have put on the breastplate of righteousness,
ton – in the accusative case indicates that this is different from any other type of equipment. It is “the only”  breastplate that you have to protect yourself in the angelic conflict and spiritual warfare.

1. Their training 2. Their equipment

Just as you are trained and trained and trained on how to use the 10 problem solving devices so that when you face adversity you are able to use them.

EPH 4:12 [P-T is given] to equip the saints for the work of the ministry,
thoraka =  the breastplate – It covered the chest and part of the back. SAM – picture of breastplate with room for the statement.
dikaiosunes = righteousness, integrity, virtue, correct thinking.

Dikaiosune is used for the righteousness of God which is imputed to us at the moment of salvation.

It is used for the attainment of divine integrity through consistent perception, metabolization and application of Bible doctrine.
Which came first? Answer = The belt.

The belt is the absolute truth of the word of God or Bible doctrine and the breastplate is attached to that truth.
You will never have this integrity and operate in the Royal Family honor code unless you first of all desire truth.

Then, you have to listen to truth so that you have knowledge of truth.

Thirdly – you have to think truth, and this is the basis for Christian integrity.

There is usually or normally a deep desire or a yearning in all believers when they first become a Christian.

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