Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlinWednesday
Friday, September 26, 2014
Point 5. The election of the Church or the Church-age believer.
Satan has basially two power systems that he uses to control members of the human race. We call them Cosmic one and cosmic Two or C1 and C2.
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.
If there’s anything that destroys genius, smartness, talent and beauty, or anything else that can be considered to be worthwhile, it can be destroyed by arrogance.
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.
The point is that perfect environment cannot and do not bring happiness to the one who has it.
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 at first, and 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.
Do you know what it is that they think is usually missing?
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 God’s garden of Eden, however, 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.
This could have been the same Garden of Eden or may not have been the same, all we do know is, at this time, he was worshipping God.
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.
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) 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 jewel for the tribe of Issachar is missing because it represented the sin and burden bearer which Satan is not.
The jewel for the tribe of Gad is missing because it represented victory and Jesus is the victor who was crucified.
The jewel for tribe of Asher is missing because it represented the royal seed, and Jesus, not Satan is the royal seed, the Royal King forever. 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 did not need an instrument of praise to glorify his Creator; he was an instrument of praise.
PSA 148:2-5, “Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts! Let them praise the name of the Lord, For He commanded and they were created.”
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 dayand 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.
First of all, EZE 28:12, the Bible teaches no man is perfect and yet we read the phrase “You had the seal of perfection,
Secondly, in verse 12, it says that the one who the Lord is talking to was Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty, and that’s a problem.
Thirdly, the king of Tyre was never in Eden, the garden of God as EZE 28:13 “You were in Eden, the garden of God;
Number 4, and in our passage the king Tyre was never an anointed cherub who covers,
Five, he never walked in the midst of the stones of fire, only an angel could do that.
Six, in EZE 28:15, it could be said to the king Tyre, “You were blameless in your ways From the day you were created,
We are definitely talking about an angel, namely, Satan, the devil, or Lucifer, who has developed those two cosmic systems.
Satan’s presence on the holy mountain would indicate his enjoyment of the full Cherubic privilege of nearness to the throne of God.
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,
Cosmic one, living for self, is Satan’s means of controlling the human race.
Cosmic Two is Satan’s propaganda and indoctrination college to educate and promote antagonism toward anything related to God, especially the grace of God.
Cosmic two represents religion and works and antagonism toward God and His grace.
Cosmic One, living for self, represents Satan’s attitude at the time of his prehistoric fall.
Cosmic Two, antagonism toward God and His grace, represents Satan’s attitude at the time of Adam’s fall in the garden of Eden up until the end of human history.
GEN 3:1, 4-5, when the serpent said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’? You surely shall not die! For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Cosmic One, living for self, emphasizes arrogance and abnormal preoccupation with self.
Cosmic Two emphasizes antagonism and intolerance toward the plan, purpose, and will of God, as well as toward all Christians executing it.
In GAL 4:29 But as at that time he [Ishmael] who was born according to the flesh [from Hagar the slave girl] persecuted him [Isaac] who was born according to the Spirit [from Sarah], so it is now also.
Cosmic One is Satan’s philosophy in the prehistoric angelic conflict. Cosmic two is Satan’s philosophy in human history as the ruler of the world.
The target of Cosmic One is yourself: The target of Cosmic Two is Bible doctrine.
In Cosmic One, we destroy ourselves. In Cosmic Two, we become antagonistic toward Bible doctrine.
a. Self related to arrogance, and therefore divorced from the reality of God’s plan.
b. Antagonism toward Bible doctrine. Only through the perception, metabolization, and application of doctrine do believers have any hope of becoming tactically victorious, complementing our Lord’s strategic victory in the angelic conflict.
Cosmic One emphasizes self in contrast to God. Cosmic Two emphasizes the human viewpoint of psychological living in contrast to the divine viewpoint of spiritual living.
1. C1 = Emphasizes arrogance; and preoccupation with self.C2 = Emphasizes animosity, antagonism toward God & His plan.
2. C1 Target: Ego, self‑consciousness of soul.C2 Target: Truth or doctrine.
3. C1 Result: preoccupation and obsession with self to the exclusion of God and man.C2. Result: antagonism toward Christ as the living Word and doctrine as the written Word.
4. C1 emphasizes self in contrast to God and objective reality. C2 stresses human viewpoint over Divine viewpoint.
5. C1 represents Satan’s attitude at time of his prehistoric fall.C2. represents Satan’s attitude at the time of man’s historical fall.
6. C1 – Believer in cosmic one assumes the arrogance inculcated with the attitude of Satan before human history.C2 – Believer becomes inculcated with the attitude of Satan during human history.
7. C1 Believer is slave to self.C2. Believer is a slave to Satan.
The believer in cosmic one is said to be grieving the Spirit because the old sin nature controls the soul as well as indwelling the body.
Therefore, the issue is who controls the soul: The old sin nature or the Holy Spirit.
This is an absolute; you’re either filled with the Holy Spirit and inside the PPOG which is 100% spirituality, or you’re in the cosmic [world] system, which is 0% spirituality and 100% carnality.
2PE 1:10‑11 “Therefore brethren, be all the more diligent or more motivated [this is from your perception of doctrine and the ability to recognize your invisible assets] to make certain about His calling and election;
For as long as you practice these things [fulfillment of the PPOG, perception of doctrine], you will never stumble [become a loser in cosmic system].
For in this way [execution the PPOG in time], your entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ [this is at the judgment seat of Christ when you are in the state of ultimate sanctification in the resurrection body]
will be will be abundantly supplied to you [conveyance of the escrow blessings to winners in the eternal state].”
So Peter says in 2PE 1:11 for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom.
a. The first is the temporal state for the believer. The “temporal state” and your dedication in the PPOG determines whether you enter eternity abundantly or deficiently, rich or poor, winner or loser.
They will not be poor as we think of poor but they will suffer loss of rewards and what they had been elected to receive;1CO 3:11-15.
(1) The loser believer has “drifted off course from grace,” GAL 5:4.
(2) The loser believer will have shame at the Judgment seat of Christ and are said to “come short of the grace of God,” HEB 12:15.
(3) The loser believe is described as “lukewarm” in REV 3:15-16.
(4) The loser believer is said to be “shipwrecked” as believers, 1TI 1:19.
(5) Believers who are losers are described as “psycho” or a double-minded believer, JAM 1:8.
(6) The loser believer is said to be those who fail to metabolize doctrine, JAM 1:22-24.
(7) The loser believer is called “the enemy of the Cross,” PHI 3:18-19.
I’m talking in terms of the phenomenal spiritual blessings which have been provided for every believer which may include financial blessing depending on whether or not you have a capacity for it.
2CO 9:6, Now this I say, he who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly; and he who sows bountifully shall also reap bountifully.
LUK 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you in a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they [blessings] will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
PRO 11:24 One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
PRO 11:25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
Giving graciously or sacrificially produces an attitude in the individual which allows God to pour more blessing to the one who gives.
Positive decisions regarding Bible doctrine and the PPOG leads to life and prosperity, DEU 30:15-19.
Negative decisions regarding Bible doctrine leads to residence in Satan’s cosmic systems, 1JO 2:15-17.
Positive volition toward doctrine = spiritually rich in time, spiritually rich in eternity.
Negative volition toward doctrine = spiritually poor in time, spiritually poor in eternity.
b. The “interim state” is the in-between state. It is the state of the believer after physical death.
In this state winner or loser rich or poor is not an issue.
The “interim state” is a state of equality.Both winners and losers, rich or poor believers, have interim bodies and great happiness.
There is the third state which is the eternal state.The eternal state begins with the resurrected body and the Rapture of the Church.
The “Judgment seat” of Christ in the eternal state determines and distinguishes between “rich and poor” and “winners and losers” in the spiritual realm.
God’s desire is to bless you, and He has, however your desires can cause you to reject His blessings.
Just like God’s desire for the unbeliever is to be saved but His perfect complete desires are not always fulfilled. 2PE 3:9 “The Lord is not willing for any to perish but for all to come to a change of mind [repentance]”.