Man is the instrument but not the author of the Word of God.


February 6, 2019

Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday,
February 6, 2019

We also need to make sure that we all understand the main reason for interpreting the passage and the doctrine as accurate as we can.

 

Before you hear something that can change your life, it is extremely important that you do the right thing in the right way;  Isa 54:17– to Isa 55:12.

 

No weapon, no matter what the weapons may be, can ever hurt you when you are living in God’s plan and not in the Cosmic System.

 Rom 8:28 which tells us that: We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

 

Isa 55:1  “Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost (M&M’s.)

 

PRO 17:16 = the richest man or woman in the world says to his students;  “Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom [now get this], When he has no sense?

 

There are certain times when the believer can buy wisdom as PRO 23:23 says  “Buy truth [doctrine], and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.”

 

Pro 23:23  “Buy doctrine and do not sell out” which many believers do by quitting, or making vows they should have never made or making promises that you had no intention to keep.”

 

Even though the individual made promises and vows to our Lord and His people, these type of believers are described for us by James, our Lord’s half brother in Jam 1:2-8.

 

We understand a few vital principles that God the Holy Spirit wants us to believe as well as the many reasons that we need to be prepared to follow our Lord no matter what the cost may be.

 

“No matter what the cost may be,” I am not talking about M &M’s (money or materialism),  I am talking about the D &D’, that is Dedication and Devotion that is the cost.

 

The first thing we need to understand is that the Bible in its’ original language are words of power for the Church-age believer.

 

Mat 24:35   “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away.

 

Joh 6:63  “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

 

Pro 24:5  A wise man is strong, and a man (or woman) of knowledge increases power.

 

Man is the instrument but not the author of the Word of God.

 

2Pe 1:21  “For prophecy was never produced by an act of human will, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by means of the Holy Spirit.”

 

Great Life = to man and woman.
Great gift = Salvation and Wisdom
Great Love = Right Man-Right woman.

 

Great teaching = Bible doctrine
Great job = Found your niche.
Great friends — Friends cover at all times.

 

Great Experience = Your responsibility to others.
Great Message = You found your right pastor-teacher

 

Great Ambassadorship =  Assigned to evangelize.
Greater grace = Pastor-teacher is assigned to you.
Great power = Filling of the Spirit.

 

Great Function = Exercise your spiritual gift.
Great Priest = Prayers to God

 

A pastor-teacher can teach whatever God the Holy Spirit reveals to him under the principle of  ICE with emphasis on whatever subject he is teaching.

 

ISA 28:9  there are certain doctrines that new believers or immature believers must learn as “Those just weaned from milk or Those just taken from the breast.

 

“weaned from the milk” or “taken from the breast” = reveals all believers the need to perceive, metabolize and apply the word of God. God the Holy Spirit is said to be our Teacher of the Bible doctrine that we need to learn and to understand.

 

Our Lord taught His disciples about their need to recognize the teaching ministry of God the Holy Spirit because God the Son said that He would not leave us until His disciples were prepared.

 

“Helper” =  the noun parakletos which is a technical term for the Holy Spirit and refers to someone who helps others.

 

Our responsibility =  exercise volition to learn the Word of God and to apply the Word of God , but it is God the Holy Spirit who assists us advancing to maturity and producing fruit.

 

  1. The Holy Spirit is called, “the Spirit of aletheia or the Spirit of doctrine.
  2. He will guide you into all the truth or all the doctrine you need to learn and to understand.
  3. He will not speak on His own initiative or without the Trinity agreeing .
  4. Whatever He hears is a reference to the unity of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
  5. The number of grace is 5 and He [the Holy Spirit] will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.

It is based upon interpreting the subject or the doctrine using the ICE principle.

 

ICE = acronym or initialism at times which usually means that the word mentioned is usually made up of initials.

 

This is when you usually use the first initial or the first letter of a word to reveal a certain principle or word by using the first letter of the word, to usually make up another word….like ICE.

 

  1. Isagogics = the historical setting of the passage and how one uses the first letter of a word or an initial that the passage reveals to get the point of doctrine that we are studying.

There are times when we interpret the doctrine or the subject by using the first letter of a word to illustrate the importance of the history of the word that is being taught.

  1. “C” = refers to the Categories of doctrines and to the systematic theology developed from combining Scripture with Scripture.
  2. Then there is the letter “E” which is the exegesis or the original language of a passage that emphasizes what the original language says.

Exegesis is the grammatical and syntactical analysis of the passage from the original languages.

 

There are times when we study the Word of God and the best way we can teach it is through the exegesis or the original language =  the “E” reveals in ICE.

 

(MB) Isa 28:9  “Is that so? And who do you think you are to teach us? Who are you to lord it over us? We’re not babies in diapers to be talked down to by such as you‑‑

 

(MB) Isa 28:10  ‘Da, da, da, da, blah, blah, blah, blah. That’s a good little girl, that’s a good little boy.'”

 

(MB) Isa 28:11  But that’s exactly how you will be addressed. God will speak to this people In baby talk, one syllable at a time‑‑

(MB) Isa 28:12  and he’ll do it through foreign oppressors. He said before, “This is the time and place to rest, to give rest to the weary. This is the place to lay down your burden.” But they won’t listen.

 

(MB) Isa 28:13  So GOD will start over with the simple basics and address them in baby talk, one syllable at a time‑‑ “Da, da, da, da, blah, blah, blah, blah. That’s a good little girl, that’s a good little boy.”

 

(MB) And like toddlers, they will get up and fall down, get bruised and confused and lost.

 

John 15 = takes place right after our Lord and His disciples celebrated the Passover and right after our Lord also instituted the only ritual that the Church-age believer is responsible to keep = the “Lord’s Supper.”

 

What a promise He made to us because He does not lie and He has provided everything that we (that is His bride) would ever need as a reminder that we belong to Him.

 

Do you live like that?

 

Do you realize who you belong to and who belongs to you?

 

1Pe 2:9  You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession,

 

1Pe 2:9   that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

 

They could not celebrate the reality of the “Lord’s Supper” until our Lord died upon the cross and fulfilled certain commands that the “Old Testament”  prophesied and would be fulfilled by our Lord.

 

He did reveal some of the most important  principles of doctrine because of what the apostle Paul said in 1Co 11:23-25.

 

1Co 11:23 =  where the apostle Paul did say and did teach that at certain times the principle of the ritual of the cross being converted to the reality of the cross.

 

Paul  reveals to us how he and the other apostles heard about the sufferings that our Lord said would take place when our Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, died upon the Cross.

 

He  taught the  unlimited atonement, which means that “our Lord died for all” and that He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

 

JOH 1:29  “Behold, He (our Lord) is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

 

There were also many times when our Lord would reveal that He was about to suffer as no one ever suffered before.

 

The Son of God reveals who our Lord was as He was related to the deity of the Trinity.
The Son of man is a manifestation of the humanity of our Lord in bodily form on earth.

 

He had parents, a childhood, a physical body that He was able to resurrect it, but that was part of the difference between Jesus as the Son of Man and Jesus as the Son of God.

 

The Son of Man was physical, subject to physical laws; the Son of God was not.

 

They thought that their Messiah was going to come, set up His kingdom,  and destroy all of the Romans who refused to bow down to them because they had rejected and refused the authority and the kingship of Christ.

 

They wanted the crown but not the cross.

 

Like so many unbelievers as well as lukewarm believers they wanted the victory of God without the cost of the victory which is found in many passages throughout the Bible.

 

I know of an individual who thinks that he is a pastor and who wants what he thinks all pastors have, like riches and blessings that he has learned the hard way that plagiarism is not what he thinks.

 

I can make one of three decisions concerning this individual who really does nothing except to personally attack me or attacks members of our congregation.

 

  1. Expose his lies and attack him for judging me or our congregation.
    2. Don’t expose his lies and let others think that what he teaches is from God.
    3. Totally ignore him.

They have heard certain phrases over and over again that revealed the principle of losing your life for the cause of Christ and most of the Jews refused to do that.

 

MAT 10:39 “He who has found his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake shall find it.

 

  1. He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes.
  2. Such as the fact that Jesus would die for His disciples and for what He believes.
  3. He would be raised up or resurrected on the third day.

There was an entire faction of religious leaders and teachers who didn’t even believe that there was a Resurrection or  “any resurrection at all”  = Sadducees.