Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
What it means to be initiated into the secret of the mystery, Part 45. The Shekinah glory and the greatest relationships you have in life.
Friday, April 15, 2005
1. The tabernacle of Exo 25,40, 33, LEV 9:23,
NUM 16:42 – called the tent of the meeting or the place where God met Moses and the people.
2. There was a more permanent structure, the temple of Solomon, 1Ki 8, 2Ch 5, ISA 37:16.
All of these sacred buildings portrayed and spoke of TLJC and His work during His First Advent.
In the Church-age, the body of every believer is indwelt by God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit which makes his body a sacred building for TLJC as the Shekinah glory.
That is the work of God the Holy Spirit and one of the main reasons for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit – to provide a temple or a sanctuary for the indwelling of TLJC.
The ministry of God the Holy Spirit is for the purpose of power or enablement.
Jesus Christ does not indwell anyone in the Tribulation, including the 144,000 evangelists; they are not indwelt by Christ.
Point 1. While the baptism of the Spirit is the means of forming the Royal Family of God, the indwelling of Christ is the sign of that royalty and another expression of the uniqueness of the Church-age.
If you understand the indwelling of Christ, your relationships with people will improve, your relationship with life will improve, and you will not be a sucker for what the world and popular Christianity is offering you.
What you were and what your background was before salvation is of no consequence because right now as a believer in TLJC you are Royal Family of God.
When Jesus Christ was resurrected and ascended and seated at the right hand of God the Father, He received the title King of kings and Lord of Lords but there was no Royal Family.
Heb 1 – He was originally made lower than angels, He became true humanity to accomplish this victory.
You are a member of the Church, the ekklesia – the “called out” ones, and during the Church-age a royal family is being called out.
In order that there might be a sign of royalty, God has given you the indwelling of TLJC.
Royalty was obvious, royalty had manners, royalty had protocol.
Point 1. While the baptism of the Spirit is the means of forming the Royal Family of God, the indwelling of Christ is the sign of that royalty and another reason why the Church-age is so unique.
Point 2. Along with the sealing ministry of the Holy Spirit, EPH 1:13-14, the indwelling of Christ is a guarantee of our existing escrow blessings.
In the Old Testament, He indwelt those sacred buildings as a sign of protection and blessing. He is the same yesterday, today and forever, and He indwells your body for the same reason, HEB 13:8.
Point 3. The indwelling of Christ guarantees eternal security.
1. A sign that you are Royal Family.
2. A guarantee of fantastic blessings which are your escrow blessings.
3. Protection and a guarantee of eternal security.
This is where motivational virtue and personal love for God begins to be developed.
Your responsibility as a Christian is to be kind to your fellow man and operate in agape love, but you are not to compromise your doctrinal convictions.
The present trend in Christianity is to emphasize our experience and relationship with people.
Their relationship with each other was good, but their relationship with the Lord was not.
Your experience with God is much more important than your experience with people.
Who are the individuals you like being around the most?
The whole emphasis in Christianity should be God emphasis over people emphasis.
Once you understand the indwelling of Christ and start to make the correct application, you will be able to snap out of any subjectivity that you might have.
1. People never have priority over God again.
2. You are no longer an arrogant person.
The arrogance problem is replaced by spiritual self-esteem and your relationships with people are going to be fantastic whether they like you or not.
Your interaction with the human race is going to be fantastic because you now have the means which is personal love for God and the resultant impersonal unconditional love for all mankind.