Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
What it means to be initiated into the secret of the mystery. Part 50. The importance of catagory one love and mystery doctrine.
Sunday, May 8, 2005
PHI 4:12 In fact, I have come to know how to be humbled [by the law of volitional responsibility or the results of negative decisions], and also I have come to know how to live in prosperity [being blessed by God because of positive decisions or PVTD]; in any place and every circumstance I have been initiated into the secret or the mystery
It is to understand the spiritual life and your personal sense of destiny and the reason why you have been created.
“I am in the Father” = indicates His oneness and equality with the essence of God the Father.
JOH 14:20 “and you in Me” = our study on the baptism of the Spirit.
“And I in you” = our study of the indwelling of Jesus Christ.
a. Category one is toward God.
b. Category two is toward right man or right woman (or marriage).
c. Category three is toward friends.
d. Category four is “loving the brethren” or impersonal-unconditional love.
Has - a pres-act-ind - echon - e!cwn = to have and to hold or to possess something, to keep on holding onto something.
Commandments - noun entole = official decrees, precepts, instructions, divine prescriptions, or doctrines categorically.
“He who keeps on having My instructions or my categorical doctrines.”
Pres-act-part - teron - thrwâ€™n = to keep something that belongs to you, to guard something that belongs to you.
2CO 2:11 in order that no advantage be taken of us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.
EPH 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
2JO 1:8 Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.
REV 3:11 “I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, in order that no one take your crown.”
2TI 3:16 - All Scripture is God-breathed, and that doctrine in the soul produces category one love toward God, and you exhale your love toward God.
Category one love is the believer’s capacity to love God and to respond to God’s love based on Bible doctrine in his soul.
DEU 6:5 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
DEU 10:12 And now, what does the Lord your God require from you, but to respect the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
DEU 11:13 Listen obediently to my commands which I am commanding you today, to love the Lord your God and to serve Him with all your heart and all your soul,
MAT 4:10 “Begone, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.’”
MAR 12:30 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.”
If Bible doctrine or the words of Christ are not abiding in you, you do not have love for God, JOH 5:38-42.
“Hears” - pres-act-ind - akouei - a*kouvei = to hear in an audience, to listen, to concentrate, to understand, to learn, to give a hearing.
Not only will you hear doctrine but “if you love the Lord” you will keep His doctrines, JOH 14:15.
“Keep” - aor-act-imp - teresate - thrhvsete = to guard something that belongs to you; to watch over carefully, to keep, to hold, to preserve and to pay attention to; to retain!
If you guard or keep God’s Word in you, God’s love will be in you, JOH 15:10.
Having God’s mind or Bible doctrine is that which produces God’s love in the local assembly.
PHI 2:2 make my happiness complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
Keeping doctrine is the only way to love with God’s love, 1JO 2:5.
“Perfected” - perf-pass-ind - teleioo = to complete or to reach maturity; to come to the place where it can be released.
Category one love, love toward God is also revealed by your impersonal love toward one another, 1JO 4:7.
“Knows God” - pres-act-imp - ginosko = the more we love reveals the more we are progressively getting to know Him.
Since God is invisible and the object of category one love, we must see and love Him through doctrine in the soul.
1PE 1:8 and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe Him [His doctrine],
EPH 3:18-19 that you may be able to comprehend [the secret of loving TLJC] in the presence of all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to come to know the surpassing knowledge love of Christ, in order that you may be filled with all the fulness from God [doctrine filling the soul].
HEB 6:10 For God is not unjust so as to forget your occupation [the pastor-teacher] and the love which you have shown toward His name [category one love], [and then true love for the Lord is revealed] in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.
JER 3:15 I will give you pastors after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.
JER 23:4 “I shall also raise up pastors over them and they will feed them; and they will not be afraid any longer, nor be terrified, nor will any be missing,” declares the Lord.
PSA 119:132 Turn to me and be gracious to me, After Thy manner with those who love Thy name.
Category one love is also the basis for supergrace blessing, 1CO 2:9, PSA 37:4-5.
1CO 2:9 but just as it is written, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”
PSA 37:4-5 Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
Category one love provides strength for adversity and pressure, HEB 11:27.
HEB 11:27 By means of doctrine resident in the soul, Moses left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen.
There is a special curse on believers who fail to have category one love - 1CO 16:22 “cursed until the Lord comes.”
There is no love for God until there is an X amount of metabolized doctrine.
There is no real divine love toward people until there is first, personal love toward God.
ROM 12:9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
When you start to love someone you have not seen, it is because you have linked up with their thinking.
Pres-act-part - pisteuontes - pisteuvonte" = believing doctrine or having it metabolized.
“Full of glory” = the spiritually sustained believer who reflects the glory of God within by the thinking structure in his soul.
Every morning a bank will open an account in your name and deposit ,400.00
Everything you fail to spend in that day is taken from you that night.
The bank can stop or break off the game without warning.
We all have that invisible bank account: it is called time.
MAT 25:21 “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave; you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things, enter into the joy of your master.’”