Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Point 5. The election of the Church or the Church-age believer.
Election doesn’t have anything to do with God violating someone’s free will but election relates to the experiential part of God’s plan for our lives.
When the believer is inside the PPOG, the Holy Spirit controls his soul and, at the same time, the old sin nature is restrained in his body, which is when we are living “in the world” but not “of the world.”
MAT 13:22 “And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world worries from the cosmic system, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
Note that the cosmic system of Satan, which is his power system, is designed to cause doctrine to be choked or suffocated in our souls.
In MAR 4:19, our Lord warned His disciples of this when He said that the cosmic system of Satan will cause, “The worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things to enter into our souls, to choke the word, and therefore the word becomes unfruitful.
The word of God, or Bible doctrine, is a direct enemy of the cosmic system says JOH 17:14-16.
We are basically talking about two fundamental systems, which I refer to it as Cosmic One and Cosmic Two.
The cosmic system is Satan’s strategy as the ruler of this world to control believers.
The first one called Cosmic One is Satan’s exploitation of believers emphasizing a love for themselves or a selfish love from their own arrogance.
ROM 12:3 For through the grace given to me I say to every man among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think;
Cosmic one is when believers live for themselves and not for others.
2TI 3:1, But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money,
Cosmic one, living for self, is Satan’s means of controlling the human race. Satan invented arrogance, for arrogance was his original sin.
Eze 28, we meet the devil in all of his glamour and beauty and glory so that we can understand why he was so determined to designed the two cosmic systems, C1 and C2.
He is an organizational genius with a great organization of demons, Ephesians 6:10‑12.
The king of Tyre was one the few individuals in human history who was possessed by Satan just like the serpent in the garden and
Judas Iscariot who betrayed our Lord.
Tyre was the merchant city of the ancient world, as was Babylon the Great. It represented the promotion of the world’s ideal of success.
Of all of the creatures to come from the hand of God, Satan was the most beautiful, the wisest, the most personable creature ever created.
Their bodies are not visible to the human race for the obvious reason of the danger of worshipping angels, as COL 2:18warns us against.
He has the greatest mind that any creature has ever had….only one mind is more intelligent than his which is made available to the human race especially, and that is “the mind of Christ”, 1CO 2:16, PHI 2:5.
REV 18:23, he deceives the world by using a very popular church in Rome.
REV 19:20, he deceives those who had received the mark of the beast.
REV 20:3 and threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he should not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.
If there’s anything that destroys genius, smartness, talent and beauty, anything that can be considered worthwhile, it is arrogance.
First, there is the thought of arrogance. There is the decision of arrogance. There is the action of arrogance.
The original sin among angelic creatures is like the original sin among human creatures, it occurred as a decision in perfect environment.
1. To be a genius mentally.
2. Physical beauty in some form.
3. Perfect or improved environment.
1. To be a genius mentally. 2. Physical beauty in some form. 3. Perfect or improved environment.
The point is that these three factors cannot and do not bring happiness to the one who has them.
One of the most asinine stupid statements is the fact that people are born free.
The extent of the helplessness of the baby guarantees no freedom, that’s the way it’s suppose to be.
I think the majority of us would say that if we had perfect brains, perfect beauty in a perfect environment, we would be happy.
And do you know what it is that they think is usually missing? POWER!
And so a principle emerges, Arrogance promotes ambition or today we call that inordinate ambition.
This is why the first sin mentioned in God’s top seven is arrogance, the sin of Satan.
Get involved with what? Whitewashing the devil’s world?
The lust doesn’t begin with trying to exercise authority or influence over people.
The arrogance part of the cosmic system, especially C1 states it all when it says “look at me!”
Satan was indeed in Adam’s Eden, he did not appear there as a minister of God but as an apostate and venomous serpent eager for the ruin of the new creation.
Even in the Garden of Eden, his name nahash, translated “serpent,” means `the shining one’.
His cosmic system is filled with human good, self-improvement and making the world a better place to live.
2CO 11:14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
It’s also interesting that in verse 13, these precious stones mentioned are displayed three times as recorded in the Bible.
(a) In the high priest’s breastplate as a manifestation of divine grace.
The breastplate was filled with 12 stones representing each tribe of Israel. The cosmic system of Satan has its’ counterpart.
(b) Secondly, in the New Jerusalem, which reflects the glory of God, these are the stones that we are told are there.
These stones that Satan possessed were also manifested in the eternal state.
(c) As the covering of this great angel, which signalizes the highest of all creation.
the workmanship of your settings and sockets refers to the fact that he did not need an instrument to praise and glorify God, he was given a built-in Royal crown of praise to praise to his Creator.
He is said to have been the Anointed Cherub that covers by God’s appointment.
The word anointed means the Messiah’s angel as we would say in our day age, the Messiah’s right hand man.
He is also said to have been upon the Holy Mountain of God and to have walked up and down in the midst of the Stones of Fire.
The cherubim were the group of angels related to the throne of God as protectors and defenders of His holiness.
Do not be surprised when you run into someone who is suppose to protect and defend the authority over them but instead attacks it and discredits it, it started with their father the devil…..not literally in many cases, but experiential.
In 1TI 3:6, Paul is warning Timothy not to put men in positions of authority too soon, and he says “And not a new convert, lest he become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.”
The phrase the abundance of your trade refers to his genius plans.
Perhaps he promised them what a lot of conspirators promise their victims, promotion.
Rekullah is also translated slander, it means to go about in order to traffic something against someone, or to slander, or to try and destroy someone’s reputation by trafficking gossip and slander.
One of the reasons is simply because he wants us to see the devastating affects of arrogance and pride.
PRO 8:13 “Respect for the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way, And the perverted mouth, I hate.”
ISA 13:11, Thus I will punish the world for its evil, And the wicked for their iniquity; I will also put an end to the arrogance of the proud,