Consider the passages that our Lord places before us so that we can grow by means of His grace and His knowledge.


January 9, 2019

Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday,
January 9 , 2018

Consider the passages that our Lord places before us so that we can grow by means of His grace and His knowledge.

 

PSA 19:1  (For the choir director. A Psalm of David.) The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.

 

It focuses upon one of the most important dispensations of all,  and that is the dispensation of the hypostatic union.

 

This is such an important principle of doctrine seeing that it leads us to our Lord Jesus Christ, the Messiah, who is coming back to set up His kingdom on this earth.

 

The epistle of  the Phillipians is one of the most gracious passages found in the “Word of God” that also ministers to all of us if we desire to be ministered to.

 

Some of these principles of doctrine so that we all will grow together as we want to worship our Lord and bring honor and glory to Him as a part of us growing spiritually.

 

The power we need to understand our Lord as well as the place and the role that believers who are serious about the calling of God have upon their life.

 

This is another reason for us to go forward in the plan of God and one of those vital reasons of the plan of God has to do with having  balance in living the spiritual life that our Lord places before us.

 

PRO 11:1  A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, But a just weight is His delight.

 

We are not to pick up and choose the doctrines that we are to learn and study or the doctrines that we like, we are to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church.

 

Because, when it comes to The Word of God, we need to look upon  what our Lord has to say to us not what we want Him to say.

 

PRO 30:5   Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him. (KJ’s)

 

Look at some of the reasons that we have to keep certain blessings and promises in front of us — as we grow in the “Word of God”  which is “Alive and Cooking” as our Lord has taught us many times before.

 

One of the main functions of living the spiritual life is that we are to master the principles of Bible doctrine so that we can “hear or see” the life of God in the souls of man.”

 

God not only provides doctrinal answers for all us but He also provides everything that we need to understand the doctrine so that we simply need to apply what we have learned.

 

His desire for us goes way beyond what we think or what we know, His desire for us is to learn from each other how to know what we need to know because there is a spiritual solution to any problem that we may face.

 

Both of them have a great story to tell others about the “Word of God” which gives us great doctrinal views even though they may be difficult and hard to understand at certain times.

 

This section of the “Word of God” is a question concerning Chronology which is a part of the” order of the Divine Interpretations of the passage or the principles which we have been studying.

 

Dispensation =  we are noting which is the dispensation of the hypostatic Union which refers to “Undiminished Deity and True Humanity” of our Lord forever.

 

  1. First of all, We began with a period of time before the creation of world and before the creation of the Angels, as we have noted; Pro 8:1-36.

We noted some of the functions and responsibilities of the angels in eternity past before their rebellion when Satan convinced one third of God’s angels to rebel against our Lord, and they did so.

 

REV 12:4 t “And his tail swept away a third of the stars (angels) of heaven, and threw them to the earth.”

 

Eventually, every angel had made a choice to either follow our Lord or reject our Lord and follow Satan and the Kingdom of darkness.

 

The Angels are divided into two categories, either the Elect Angels or the fallen angels and this is also why the human race is divided into two categories;  Believers or unbelievers.

 

What is it that the angelic race has in common with the human race?

 

  1. We noted saw some of the functions and responsibility of the angels in eternity past before their rebellion when Satan convinced one third of God’s angels to rebel against our Lord, and they did so.

This is why the Angels are divided into two categories, either the Elect Angels or the fallen angels and this is why the human race is divided into two categories;  Believers or unbelievers.

 

  1. This is why many of the Jews followed our Lord as He was presented the doctrinal views in the Old Testament especially under the Mosaic Law.

1CO 1:22, we read,  For indeed Jews ask for signs, and Greeks search for wisdom;

 

For an example, in Isa 40:22, God claims that the earth is round, Isa 40:22.

 

Isa 40:22  “It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers.”

 

It wasn’t until the year, 1519-1521 that a Portuguese navigator, Fernando Magellan was the first to circle the earth.

 

We also have observed  ISA 40:21   Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?

 


In Job 26:7, God claims that the earth is suspended on nothing but in space.

 

Job 26:7  “He stretches out the north over empty space, and hangs the earth on nothing.”

 

Job 28:25 “He imparted weight to the wind, and meted out the waters by measure.”

 

The fact that air has weight was not demonstrated until Pascal in 1648 proved that it did.

 

In Job 28:7, God claims that the vulture is guided by his sight; Job 28:7  The path no bird of prey knows, nor has the falcon’s eye caught sight of it.

 

Until recently it was believed that the vulture could scent from far away, but now modern science has proved that the vulture is guided rather by his “keenness of sight.”

 

In Daniel 12:4, God claims that in the time of the end “many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.”

 

Dan 12:4  “But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.”

 

Look at ISA 40:31  Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.

 

Isa 60:8  Who are these who fly like a cloud, and like the doves to their lattices?

 

In fact, ISA 40:31 was actually a verse used by the Jews to persuade other Jews in Arabia to return to their homeland in Israel by airplane.

 

ISA 40:31  Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

 

In Nahum 2:4, referring to the Assyrian war chariots, God foreshadows fast transportation, possibly the automobile.

 

Nahum 2:4  The chariots race madly in the streets, they rush wildly in the squares, their appearance is like torches, they dash to and fro like lightning flashes.

 

  1. We will also study what is known as a Theophany identified by the title called “The Angel of the Lord” or “The Angel of God.”

However, being a Theophany can also take the form of hiding in the clouds in the daytime or the pillar of fire in the night.

 

  1. As a part of our Lord’s birth, there is also Biological life which is the extension of the woman’s life, it is not a human life or human soul until the fetus comes forth “from the womb.”

And then you have neshumah, the breath of life imputed to you.

 

This is when your life truly began because there is life in the womb but it is biological life which is the extension of the woman’s life.

 

It is not a human life or a human soul until the fetus comes forth from the woman and then you have neshumah, the breath of life imputed to you.

 

  1. Life in the womb -we will note.
    7. Virgin Pregnancy
    8. Virgin Birth
    9. Our Lord’s life for the first 12 years
  2. The silence and preparation of Christ from 12-30
    11. life of Christ 30-33 AD
    12. His cross to bear while living
  3. His cross to bear while dying
    14. His Resurrection, Ascension-Session
    15. Life in the beginning with the Church-age