Grace Bible Church
Basic Training in Doctrine
Guest Speaker: Pastor Joe Sugrue
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The KOD are going to motivate people to lie about you to discredit your ministry. Leave them to the Supreme Court of Heaven and continue to perform divine good in grace.
The Word of God is more powerful than the miracles of God.
“But he said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone rises from the dead.'”
Jesus Christ is now revealing the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Church Age and therefore stating a prophecy with regard to the Church Age.
The last day of the last feast represents Christ’s last appeal to Israel.
God has a plan and it is going to go on regardless of their antagonism, mental attitude sins, regardless of violence and all the things that man seeks to do. Regardless of the devil himself the plan of God will go right on.
“and I go” – hupago – to depart suddenly and refers to the ascension of TLJC. When the plan of God calls for His departure it will happen in a moment.
And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.
“to him who sent me” – aorist active participle, indicating that the Father sent the Son and that the Father has a plan for the Son, and the human race through the Son.
While divine sovereignty remains supreme, man’s responsibility is real.
Human history as the appeal trial of the angelic conflict reveals the essence of God. He is gracious, but because He is also sovereign, His plan must go on.
As powerfully illustrated in the first advent of Christ, when Christ turned away from unbelieving Israel and founded the Church, sovereign God must ultimately proceed with His perfect plan.
The remnant in Israel was too small to counterbalance the vast majority
Bible doctrine is going to protect Jesus Christ from violence at this feast. Bible doctrine will thoroughly protect the most important part of you – your soul.
Miracles are given to the human race when dispensations are about to change. This is a gracious act by God. And Christ performed many miracles always for the good of the people and always to give attention to His message.