Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
What it means to be initiated into the secret of the mystery, prt 14. Getting rid of satanic distraction to understand the mystery. .
Wednesday, February 9, 2005
“What you have already decided to do, do quickly.”
Do – pres-act-ind – poieo = what you have been doing.
Do – aor-act-imp – poiei = “do it now.”
Tachion = do it quickly, or swiftly.
Satan cannot hinder the timing of the cross, and Satan cannot hinder the plan of God, even though he now possesses a member of the human race.
If TLJC can respect the privacy of a traitor, one who will betray Him, then it ought to become obvious to you that you should respect the privacy of the believer-priest which has been is established by God.
MAT 7:1-6 “Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults – unless, of course, you want the same treatment. That critical spirit has a way of boomeranging. It’s easy to see a smudge on your neighbor’s face and be oblivious to the ugly sneer on your own. Do you have the nerve to say, ‘Let me wash your face for you,’ when your own face is distorted by contempt? It’s this whole traveling road-show mentality all over again, playing a holier-than-thou part instead of just living your part. Wipe that ugly sneer off your own face, and you might be fit to offer a washcloth to your neighbor.
It is going to be a “new command” with a “new power” to fulfill the command.
PSA 139:21-22 Do I not hate those who hate Thee, O Lord? And do I not loathe those who rise up against Thee? I hate them with the utmost hatred; They have become my enemies.
PSA 137:8 O daughter of Babylon, you devastated one, How blessed will be the one who repays you With the recompense with which you have repaid us. How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones Against the rock.
PSA 58:6 O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth; Break out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord.
1. He had a relaxed mental attitude toward Judas Iscariot.
2. He respected the volition of Judas Iscariot.
3. He respects the privacy of Judas Iscariot.
Satan is inside of Judas Iscariot, and he is taunting Jesus Christ to sin because that will cut off the cross, the Lord would not be able to be the sinless sacrifice.
1PE 2:22-23 He committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth; and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;
The first thing that Jesus discusses by way of doctrine is the intensification of the angelic conflict.
The upper room discourse – the rest of Joh 13, and Joh 14.
“The Son of Man” emphasizes the humanity of Christ.
Jesus Christ is God; He is also man. As deity, He is immutability, and that means He is always glorified.
First, we have the epitome of humiliation. He will go to the cross and die for our sins.
Then He will be resurrected, He will ascend, and when He is seated at the right hand of the Father, that is the glorification of TLJC, and the glorification of TLJC triggers the intensification of the angelic conflict.
Glorified – aor-pass- ind – doxazo = to be honored, to be magnified; to be clothed with splendor.
Indicative mood = reality of the glorification of the humanity of Christ, and the shifting of gears in the angelic conflict,
It is divided into 2 parts, the Church-age, the hidden stage, and the Tribulation, the overt stage.
The Church-age is the most intensive hidden part of the angelic conflict, and in this age the life of every believer is a target, in contrast to the Old Testament dispensation, when Christ and the line of Christ was the target.
GAL 3:26-28 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
As a part of the mystery doctrine of the Church-age, you are an ambassador for Christ, there never were ambassadors in the Old Testament, that is for Christ only.
You are also your very own priest; every believer is a priest, and this was never true before, and you represent yourself before God.
Every believer is in union with Christ.
The Baptism of the Spirit never occurred in Old Testament times.
Every believer is indwelt by Christ.
Every believer is indwelt by the Holy Spirit.
We have a brand new set of provisions – intensified provisions for an intensified conflict.