Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Meet the Great Red Dragon, Part 7. Without a harness, we are rebellious and out of control.
Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Successful human life = the variety of the ability on the part of the individual to produce energy, but energy without velocity in life is useless.
Once you pull the pin on a grenade, and release the button, the grenade detonates and it goes in all directions.
Since the believer continues to possess the old sin nature after salvation, he is a walking grenade.
Being tempted by the sin nature is not sin; only when volition pulls the pin of the grenade does the believer sin.
Once the believer fragments his life, he has one of the major problems that come to believers – distraction, fear, rejection, dying, wrong timing, etc.
Manifestations of arrogance include jealousy, bitterness, hatred, vindictiveness, implacability, self-pity, self-righteous arrogance, self-centeredness, motivational and functional revenge, slander, maligning, gossip, judging, inordinate ambition, and inordinate competition.
Turn to PRO 29:23
PSA 59:12 “let them be caught in their arrogance.”
JAM 3:15 – pseudo-wisdom is fragmented living resulting in intellectual arrogance or false doctrine.
Turn to HEB 12:15
Turn to REV 12:4
Turn to EPH 4:31
a. Malice is the desire and the motivation of the fragmented believer to inflict suffering and injury on others.
b. Malice is motivated by jealousy, hatred, bitterness, vindictiveness, implacability, self-pity, and revenge motivation followed by revenge modus operandi.
When a bullet is fired from a gun, it goes through the barrel and its velocity is carrying it toward its target.
Turn to Luke 12
Many believers become subjective and hyper-sensitive.
Many times these types of individuals can be high-spirited and intellectually and emotionally undisciplined.
Distressed – pres-pass-ind – sunechomai = to be pressured or under stress.
2TI 4:5 But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.