Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
What it means to be initiated into the secret of the mystery. Part 52. The mystery behind the love of God.
Friday, May 13, 2005
This is accomplished through Bible doctrine, which the unbeliever cannot understand because he does not possess a human spirit, Jude 1:19.
How is it possible to reveal yourself to us as believers, and not at the same time to reveal yourself to the world?
Your attitude toward doctrine determines your attitude toward the Lord, and your productivity.
The natural man has the human soul, but he is minus the human spirit; he is minus the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
He does not have a human spirit, he does not have the Holy Spirit, and when the gospel is preached, the Holy Spirit acts as a human spirit and cranks this information into his soul, with the result that he becomes aware of Christ as the issue.
In his conscience, he has false norms or standards, but the gospel rectifies these, because the human conscience is normally filled with legalism.
If = third class condition, indicating the principle of human volition in the soul.
Keep - tereo = to guard something that belongs to you, the Bible belongs to you.
They were in a dispensation that had certain limitations, but you have no limitations, you are in the dispensation of the Church, you are part of the body of Christ, and in union with Christ.
My words in written form is the Bible, the mind of Christ, 1CO 2:16.
The Father is going to have a relaxed mental attitude toward every believer, demonstrated by the fact that even when He disciplines or punishes the believer, He does it in love.
God the Father is initiating action toward you and He will never cease to do so -
active voice = God the Father will love you in phase 2, no matter what you do and do not do, whether you omit or commit, it makes no difference.
Indicative mood = reality of the Father’s love toward the believer in the Church-age, even though He is not present and even though Christ is not present on the earth.
This is a maximum love, it is a relaxed mental attitude, expressing the fact that propitiation and positional sanctification have made it possible for you to always be loved by God.
Agapao = being able to demonstrate it - a mental attitude demonstrated.
“We will come” = the deity of the Father plus Christ in His deity, and this is the change for the Church-age.
Unto him - pros + accusative - auton = “face to face with him.”
“We will come unto Him and make our abode” Abode - mone = make a mansion out of you.
In the person of the Jesus Christ since His physical birth, there are two natures, undiminished deity and true humanity in one person forever.
The characteristics of His human nature belong to the human part of Him; the characteristics of His divine nature belong to the God-part of Him.
MAT 4:2 And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry.
He is the highest of all angelic creatures, and therefore of all creatures.
He is the ruler of at least one third of all angelic creatures, and angelic creatures like human beings run into the millions.
If ever there was a super genius creature it is Satan or the devil, or as he was originally known, heylel, the son of the morning.
Satan is trying to prove his equality with God, and he thinks the way to do that is to take man’s freedom away and make him a slave.
2TI 2:26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.
Evil originated and existed before human history.
The origin of evil is Satan’s genius to devise a system to oppose God.
Being a super genius he is a great organizer.
He is the greatest organizer of any creature who has ever lived.
He is the super genius in the field of executive function and organization.
Along with all this facade of magnificent ability, he is the original murderer.
JOH 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning,”
In Satan and in evil, there is the wonderful magnificent attractive personality, but then, flip the coin, and there is a terrible evil side.
When evil finally controls that personality we call it degeneracy - or psychosis, neurosis, or psychopathic behavior.
2CO 4:4 in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
EPH 2:2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.
He has set up a system of administration whereby Dr. Jekyll can function even though he is Mr. Hyde.
Satan has devised a system whereby people can be nice, lovely, and wonderful, as far as society is concerned.