Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
What it means to be initiated into the secret of the mystery. Part 28. The Doctrine of the Mentorship of the Holy Spirit. Part 2.
Thursday, March 10, 2005
The Doctrine of the Mentorship of the Holy Spirit.
Point 1. Definition.
Point 2. Our Lord’s Prophecy of the Mentorship of the Holy Spirit.
Point 3. The Indwelling and Filling of the Spirit Related to Mentorship.
Point 4. God the Holy Spirit as our mentor is our teacher of the word of God.
PSA 81:10 “I, the Lord, am your God, Who brought you up from the land of Egypt [bondage]; Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.”
If God the Holy Spirit is not your mentor in relationship to the teaching ministry of the word of God, then you are a loser believer.
The Lord had said to them, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”
Paul said, “Stand fast therefore in the freedom wherewith Christ has made you free.”
The First Advent of the Holy Spirit occurs at the beginning of the Church-age after the First Advent of Christ had occurred.
The Second Advent of the Holy Spirit occurs at the beginning of the Millennium after the Second Advent of Jesus Christ.
Guide - fut-act-ind - hodegeo = the Holy Spirit would guide them with the interpretation of the formation of the New Testament canon and the ministry of God the Holy Spirit as your mentor-teacher of Church-age doctrine.
The unfinished message of our Lord Jesus Christ found in the epistles of the New Testament.
It took resurrection, ascension and session and then God the Holy Spirit was sent as a personal mentor to all believers but used only by those who are positive toward doctrine.
a. You cannot glorify God unless the Holy Spirit is your mentor because “He glorifies TLJC.”
When a perfect plan exists there must be a perfect power to execute it since we are imperfect persons.
Point 5. The first part of the Holy Spirit’s mentorship for the Church-age believer is the mechanics for the doctrine of inspiration.
Inspired - theopneustos = God-breathed.
God the Holy Spirit as the mentor provided certain information to the human authors of Scripture, and this information was exhaled into the canon of the New Testament.
The human authors inhaled the Holy Spirit’s message by perceiving and having it metabolized followed by the application of doctrine, and they exhaled that message into the New Testament.
God the Holy Spirit, our mentor, actually provided information for the human authors in that first generation between 33 and 96 A.D.
1. God the Holy Spirit so supernaturally directed the human authors of the New Testament to put in writing our Lord’s complete and unified message to the Church.
2. This message was recorded with perfect accuracy in the original languages of the New Testament ONLY.
3. Our Mentor, God the Holy Spirit did so in a supernatural way without waiving their intelligence, their individuality, their literary style, or any other human factor of expression.
The exhale simply means that the human writers of the New Testament wrote down in the Greek the completed message of TLJC and the plan of God the Father for all believers = the doctrine of verbal plenary inspiration.
2PE 1:20-21 Knowing this first, that all Scripture does not originate from one’s own explanation; for no prophecy was ever made by the design [will or purpose] of mankind, but men communicated from God, being carried along by means of the Holy Spirit.
The inhale is the ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who communicates to the human author God’s complete and finished message to that generation and all future generations of history.
While the writers of Scripture had other messages for their generations, only what God wanted and what was pertinent to all generations was actually recorded and preserved.
The exhale is what the human writers wrote down in their own language and within the framework of their own personality, the divine message to man.
Verbal inspiration applies only to the original languages of Scripture - Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, and therefore, the human writers wrote down in their own language the divine message to mankind under the power of the Holy Spirit.
Point 6. God the Holy Spirit as Our Mentor Prays for Us.
Parakleton = a helper, someone to assist, a mentor, guide, teacher, counselor of every individual believer.
It is necessary that He pray for all of us because we do not know how to pray, and often we do not have the necessary information to pray under certain circumstances.
Pres-mid-ind - sunantilambanomai = to aid, to help in obtaining something, lend someone a helping hand, render assistance, support, give some help in time of need.
The Holy Spirit has a phenomenal prayer ministry for believers when they do not know how to pray, do not know what they need, or are in terrible state of confusion under pressure.
God the Holy Spirit does not help where He is not wanted, except in the time of special need.
We always pray on the basis of our desires rather than using the power options and spiritual skills.
Knowledge is essential especially when it is knowledge concerning your eternal destiny.
JAM 4:3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.
“We do not know” - perf-act-ind - oida = No one truly knows how to pray as they should.
God does not groan; this is an anthropopathism, ascribing to God a human characteristic which God does not actually possess.
It is comforting to know that when you are totally irrational, mixed up and confused, and all you can do is groan, God the Holy Spirit lends a helping hand.
Because we have related prayer to our personal desires and lust pattern, we have acquired a false value with regard to prayer and Bible doctrine in general; therefore, both our lives and our prayers fail.
HEB 7:24-25 On the other hand, He abides forever; consequently, He holds His priesthood permanently. Therefore, also, He is able to deliver completely those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for us.
Many times we pray under pressure or stress.
We fail to concentrate on doctrine in the power of the Spirit which reflects our failure to concentrate in prayer in the power of this same Holy Spirit.
“For the saints” - preposition huper + genitive plural of advantage - hagios - members of the Royal Family of God = “as a substitute for you.”
When you know that you should be praying and you are motivated to pray but you do not know “how to” or “what to” pray for,
God the Holy Spirit, your MENTOR, prays for you.