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The importance of having proper motivation and momentum in the angelic conflict. Part 28.

Wednesday, November 27, 2002

False motivation hinders spiritual growth, PHI 2:14; JOB 17:11.

PHI 2:13 for it is God [Holy Spirit] who is at work in you, both to will [give you motivation] and to work [the ability to execute] above and beyond His good pleasure.

PHI 2:14 Keep on doing all things without sullen discontent [pouting] or argumentations [which undermine authority];

The great issue in spiritual giving is motivation, 2CO 9:7.

For the mature believer, God turns evil motivation against them into grace blessing, GEN 50:20, DEU 23:5.

GEN 50:20 “And as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.”

DEU 23:5 the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you because the Lord your God loves you.

The motivation of the mature believer is often maligned, EXO 17:3.

Moses was a constant challenge to their pride until finally their pride blew up and triggered the mechanism of jealousy, vindictiveness, implacability, etc.

The importance of understanding the existence of free will in the human race.

Man does not have a free will or a choice.

Calvinists -hyper-Calvinists = man cannot choose God or the plan of God and therefore God must choose Him.

Many Calvinists hold to the doctrine of double predestination which is heresy and an attack upon the justice of God.

1CO 2:7 but we speak Gods wisdom in a mystery, the hidden {wisdom,} which God predestined before the ages to our glory;

EPH 1:5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,

EPH 1:11 also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,

PSA 51:5 “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.”

PSA 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb; These who speak lies go astray from birth.

ROM 5:12 Through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned - when Adam sinned

1CO 15:22 in Adam all die

EPH 2:3 - we were by nature children of wrath,

Every member of the human race since then has been born into sin without their consent, so if God sent them to hell because they were born sinners, He would be unjust in doing so.

All children who die before the age of accountability, mentally speaking, go to heaven and are given eternal life,2SA 12:23.

All retarded people who have been mentally incapable of making a decision to believe on TLJC as their Lord and Savior will go to heaven, JON 4:11.

ROM 5:6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

ROM 11:15 - God reconciled the world unto Himself.

2CO 5:19 God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them

1JO 4:14 And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

1TI 2:4 He desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

1TI 2:6 He gave Himself as a ransom for all,

1TI 4:10 - He is called the Savior of all men, especially of believers.

HEB 2:9 - TLJC tasted death for everyone.

1JO 2:2 and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

Robert R. McLaughlin All Rights reserved 2002

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