Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
What it means to be initiated into the secret of the mystery, Part 25. I am in the Father, and the Father in me.
Friday, February 25, 2005
He is like many believers who have had the communication of Bible doctrine available to them for a long time but do not want it until they are in some jam.
This is co-equality, co-eternity of essence, the Father and the Son have identical essence.
Whenever the Scripture says God is one, it is talking about the essence of God.
When there is a distinction between the members of the Godhead, we are talking about a principle of distinction, which is personality, the Father, the Son, and the Spirit.
Identical - they have the same eternal life, the same omnipotence, the same omniscience, omnipresence, immutability, sovereignty, justice, righteousness, love, veracity.
The failure of Philip to learn doctrine, the doctrine of seeing God, is his failure to realize that all 3 persons of the Godhead have identical essence.
The humanity of Christ can be seen and the humanity of Christ can be heard as He teaches doctrine to the disciples.
Sovereignty, righteousness, justice, love, eternal life. Omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, immutability, and veracity.
EPH 1:18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
You cannot see God with your human eyes but if you are born again with the human spirit and the left lobe of the soul, your spiritual eyes, you can see God.
Here is the Father, and here is the Son, they are identical in essence.
Then here is the Son only, in His humanity, which can be seen.
JOH 6:63 the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.
Verse 10 - “I am in the Father and the Father is in Me.”
It is the Holy Spirit who teaches the human spirit of Jesus, and from there doctrine goes into His human soul and He is not speaking from His own initiative.
The whole thing goes back to the Father’s plan - billions of years ago it was the Father’s plan since the Son and the Spirit and Himself were all coequal and coeternal.
The Father did the planning, the Father is providing for the humanity of Christ the indwelling of the Spirit and the indwelling of the Father.
Pisteuo = “Believe Me,” twice. It is a command.
"Believe Me” the person, then “believe Me” the production.
Think about how many times the Lord came through for you in your hour of difficulty and trial even though you were totally unworthy, He was always there for you.
Even though you were going in the wrong direction, grace was given to sustain you.
The problem that a lot of believers have is failure to recall the blessings and the promises of God.
Neuter plural - meizona meivzona = greater in quantity but not quality.
Prayer is addressed to the Father, MAT 6:6-9, EPH 1:17; EPH 3:14, 1PE 1:17, in the name of or through the channel of the Son, JOH 14:13-14, and in the enabling power (filling) of God the Holy Spirit, EPH 6:18.
1. Prayer is not designed to get us out of trouble but to express our helplessness, our humility, our total dependence on God, and our recognition of His grace and His mercy toward us.
2. Prayer should not be based upon what we want but what God wants for us.
3. Prayer was never designed to fulfill our lusts and desires; prayer is designed to fulfill the will, plan, and purpose of God for our lives.
4. To express the will of God in your prayers, you have to come to know what the will of God is or how to ask for the will of God instead of your own will.
ISA 65:24 “Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking, I will hear.”
5. Prayers and their answers were entered into the divine decrees, so that answers, rejections, petitions, interjections, and desires are all printouts of the decrees in the foreknowledge of God.
6. All answered prayer is part of your portfolio of invisible assets.
All prayer is offered through the channel of our great high priest, in the name of the Son, JOH 14:13-14.
All effective prayer is offered through the filling of the Spirit or the enabling power of the Spirit inside the PPOG, EPH 6:18.
“If” is a third class condition, maybe you do, maybe you do not.
Capacity to love Jesus Christ is based upon the intake of Bible doctrine.