Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
October 11, 2019
How our LORD Jesus Christ became the King of kings and the LORD of Lords.
Joh 15 should be a part of your vocabulary and your spiritual life which should mean a lot to those of you who have been faithful to our main study on the doctrine of Dispensations.
I am just remembering, what I believe that we all need to remember and that is the importance of remembering.
Phi 3:1 Finally, my brethren, keep on having inner happiness in the Lord. On the one hand, to be writing the same doctrines to you is not troublesome to me, while on the other hand, it is a safeguard or a basis of security for you.
The Apostle Paul says we do need to listen to the Word of God no matter what we are facing and have the word available to us so that we can use whatever is needed; Phi 3:1.
We noted certain doctrinal phrases that are used by our Lord throughout the Bible to express the uniqueness and the glory of our Lord.
One of my favorite versions or poems that I love is called “One Solitary Life” which was written by a Baptist pastor named Dr James Allan Francis.
Listen to some of His credentials and His qualifications and read along with me some of the things that our Lord had to face and how He was qualified and crowned as the King of all kings and Lord of lords; Phi 2:5-11.
The questions you and I should have is “HOW” did our Lord become the King of kings and Lord of lords?
Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of kings and the Lord of lords not only fought the greatest battle ever known to man, but He also won the greatest battle ever fought.
This is documented by the Greatest Mentor ever known to man, WHO we call God the Holy Spirit (not God the HOLY GHOST) --- but God the Holy Spirit.
Do we know the difference between a ghost and a spirit?
Pneuma means breath, breeze, wind; spirit.
Phantom means a ghost.
It’s amazing to me, how you can have one translator translate pneuma as Spirit while another translator translates pneuma as a ghost.
We also need to make sure that our Mentor, God the Holy Spirit, not only taught us about the greatest battle ever fought but He also taught us about the greatest victory ever won! (Bob, another gem).
He not only freed us from the evil that is found in the cosmos (world), but He also gave us the booty or the rewards for being a faithful believer even when you are under extreme pressure.
To the Victor – our Lord toasts to God the Father, the author of the Divine Plan for our Lord to execute and our Lord also toasts God the Holy Spirit for the logistics, the power, and the protections behind the plans.
Notice next, the Meat of the Word of God in Col 2:13-15 = you are ready to experience the greatest victory ever won.
He was nailed upon the cross between two thieves who were there to tempt Him to either react to the unfair and unjust treatment in His mental attitude.
Or to speak out evil against the religious Jews who the Lord called
Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites, and Sadducees because all they wanted together was to murder our Lord Jesus Christ.
Or to try and tempt our Lord to provide for Himself and not lean on the power of God the Holy Spirit but live in the goodness that man produces which is always - R and never +R.
Nineteen wide centuries have come and gone and today He is the center of the human race and the leader of the column of progress.
All the kings who ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon the earth as powerfully as has this one solitary life.
All the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man on this earth as much as that one solitary life.
We continue with the fact that there are seven different salutations concerning the sovereignty and the superiority of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Those seven principles also give us more insight and respect for our Lord and Savior and the many attributes He possesses such as His omnipotence, His omniscience, His justice, His righteousness, but most of all ---- His immutability and His love.
”We noted a phrase that I have never taught on before or even heard before as we are hearing it now and listening to what the Spirit
is saying to the Church as a part of divine blessings from the Lord.”
We noted a phrase that I have never taught on before or, for that matter, a phrase or doctrine that I never even heard before as we are hearing it now.
ISA 45:21 -- There is no other God besides Me,
DAN 3:29 -- There is no other god who is able to deliver in this way."
2SA 7:22 -- “There is no God besides Thee,”
1KI 8:23 -- There is no God like Thee in heaven above or on earth beneath.
One of the main principles that the disciples must begin to learn and to adapt to is the Three-fold Ministry of the Trinity and the role and the function and responsibility each one assigns us to.
Policies may change throughout the years, but salvation and the policy of God is always the same:
Policies = grace and truth
Salvation = faith alone in Christ alone
This is why the wisest man in the world said there’s nothing new under the sun.
For the disciples they will realize that in spite of the persecutions and all the suffering that they were about to face, our Lord had prepared them for it when He said such things as He said in Joh 15:13-21.
Truth is still being taught;
Doctrine is still changing people.
No one forced our Lord to go to the Cross.
They will have to deal with flesh and blood, but they will all realize that their true enemy is the god of this world and his evil followers like Abaddon whose name means destruction,
Goal of Satan’s Deceptions = is to destroy the different forms of intimacy, relationship and fellowship, that I gave you where Satan and the kingdom of darkness will attack whenever they can.
Goal of Satan’s Kingdom = use satanic Deception to try and break down the unity that exists between believers and our Lord and it is also the demonization of the soul and personality of the believers or unbelievers who are living in the cosmic system.
As a source for comfort, there are degrees of deception so don’t try and play God, He will always be righteous and just in His evaluation of both believers and unbelievers; Gal 6:7; ROM 12:19.
ROM 12:19 Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.
Now, there are also Degrees of Deception which is taught in passages like MAT 11:21-24.
MAT 11:22 -- "It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you [Pharisees].
Deception is thought transference of demon doctrine to the believer or unbeliever in the cosmic system.
By thought transference I do not mean that you are thinking like members of the occult, but I am referring to human viewpoint or cosmic thinking.
Deception is the invasion of the soul, especially the mind, emotion, and self‑consciousness of the soul.
The result is the "invasion" of the human personality of the believer or unbeliever who lives in the cosmic system and grows weirder and weirder as time goes by, Deu 28:34.
He also warned them what would happen if they do not obey or if they did not respect and esteem His Word; Psa 56:4,10, Psa 138:2.
Our Lord also wants us to know the negative side of what will happen if we refuse to honor and obey His word because the Divine Solutions are given to the believer as the remedy for any spiritual problems or sicknesses that may come our way.
God the Holy Spirit inspired Moses to use a very powerful word in the Hebrew language to describe what will ultimately happen to God’s people if they reject and ignore His ways and that is the word shiggaon.
Shiggaon = a word that most of you have heard before which means to go nuts, crazy, to be unstable, to be bipolar, in the natural realm as well as the spiritual realm, it means to be depressed and to a life filled with habitual lies.
DEU 28:34 "And you shall be driven mad by the sight of what you see.”
Shiggaon = to drive a person mad or crazy, to experience severe changes in mood, activity, energy, and ability and ending up, of course, with the blame game to make excuses for being a complete loser and failure.
The shiggaon believer ends up attacking others because they are jealous and vindictive and because they have no spiritual self-esteem at all, and because of that they are also liars, phonies, and hypocrites.
The shiggaon believer lives in Denial which is a defense mechanism in which a person fails to acknowledge some aspect of external reality that is obvious and apparent to others.
The Shiggaon Projection is a defense mechanism by which a person takes their own flaws, sins and failures and assigns or projects them to others.
There is also what psychology calls “Direct Attack” which is a defense mechanism in which anger is used as a solution to the problems and frustrations of life.
We call this psychosomatics which means that how and what we think can produce physical reactions that are caused or aggravated by a mental factor such as internal conflict or stress.
This simply says, “You are what you eat!” (Mentally; Spiritually, Physically).
Deception is not only expressed in terms of evil but, it also expressed in terms of improving this world, doing nice things for your fellow man, and supporting crusades.
That, my friends is what we use to call in Bible college “A Landmark Message.”
Deception is the invasion of the soul with thought that is false thinking, i.e., the policy and principles by which Satan operated prior to the creation of man and afterwards as the ruler of this world.
Under diving timing, they will be able to bear and accept whatever it is that the Lord desires for us them to bear and to accept.
Eph 4:14, We are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
2Pe 3:17, You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard lest, being carried away by the deception of unprincipled men [men with no principles], you fall from your own steadfastness,
Only the truth can keep false thinking and false doctrine out of the soul.
Deception is a process of demonization in which every facet of the soul is eventually controlled by demon doctrine, so that there is a complete personality change to some form of sociopathic or psychopathic personality.
There are many sins a person can commit that are designed by Satan and his kingdom to wear down the saints of our Lord; Dan 7:25.
If the sins of arrogance are allowed to continue, it is inevitable that the believer in Cosmic will become an abnormal person.
This is how members of our own family, become bitter, angry, judgmental, critical, and in some cases even commit murder mentally toward other individuals because they secretly harbor jealousy and hatefulness.
Shiggaon = the OT word for being mad, or crazy or, even as one Hebrew scholar said, that Shaggaon is, in fact, what psychology calls the bi-polar personality of a sick head and a deceitful heart; Jer 17:9.
The prophet Isaiah said that these types of individuals are usually bullheaded from the top of their head to the bottom of their feet.
Isaiah warned those who were influenced by the Cosmic system that there is nothing worth anything without life with Christ.
ISA 1:5 Where will you be stricken again or attacked mentally as you continue in your rebellion? The whole head is sick, And the whole heart is faint.
ISA 1:6 From the sole of the foot even to the head there is nothing sound in it, only bruises, welts, and raw wounds, Not pressed out or bandaged, nor softened with oil.
Job 15:14-16, "man is vile and corrupt, and he who drinks up evil like water.
“Dante’s Inferno” which, despite popular opinion, is nothing more than an allegory, or just a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal hidden meanings.
An allegory also , or a book on a symbolic journey of a main character through the depths of the underworld, to purgatory, and finally to paradise where he is reunited with his loved one.
As a popular illustration of this principle; “Satan and the kingdom of Darkness promotes the false doctrines of Dante’s Inferno.”
Dante's Inferno is an allegory that is filled with satanic viewpoint and doctrines of demons designed to mislead and ultimately deceive the entire human race concerning who Satan really is and what is it that Satan he desires.
Dante’s Inferno states that there are seven deadly sins listed in the Bible that are called the worst sins man can commit.
To be accurate and doctrinally correct, we should look upon God’s opinion of sin as stated in Pro 6:16-19.
(2) A lying tongue;
(3) Murder; shed innocent blood;
(4) A heart that devises wicked plans;
(5) Feet that run rapidly to evil;
(6) A false witness who utters lies,
(7) One who spreads strife among brothers.
With all of this in mind, remember that some of the most difficult things to teach on is Satanology, Demonism, and especially the Doctrine of the Angelic Conflict.