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Thursday 21, March 2002

God looks at our recognition towards the authority of the one who teaches, and He looks at the content accumulated through the daily function of P.M.A. of Bible doctrine.

MAT 10:40 He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.

LUK 10:16 “The one who listens to you listens to Me, and the one who rejects you rejects Me; and he who rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me.”

The one thing that makes it possible for people to have blessing, freedom, privacy, and happiness is respect for authority.

God created in mans soul a system of self-induced authority - free will or volition; Adam had authority over his own soul.

Even under perfect environment, when everything was provided by God, all of the blessings depended upon the principle of authority.

REV 2:27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken to pieces, as I also have received authority from My Father;

The basic principle of authority is self-discipline.

The people who get the most out of life and have the greatest blessing of life and capacity for life are those who honor and respect authority and function under self-discipline.

You should use that job to learn the value of submission to authority whether its through enforced or genuine humility.

A person who is not self-disciplined is a person who does not recognize anyone elses discipline.

Ever since GEN 12:1, when the Lord spoke to Abram, this is the first time, GEN 17:3, that Abram bowed down in humility and recognized the authority of Jehovah Elohim, The Lord Jesus Christ.

PSA 78:1 Listen, O my people, to my instruction; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Turn to 1TI 5:24

“All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”

1TI 5:24, 1TI 5:17-20 - even if you know the sins of a pastor, it shouldnt keep you from listening to him and growing up spiritually.

It is not sin that destroys the ministry of any pastor, it is stupidity and laziness.

You cannot be occupied with the sins and failures of others and at the same time advance in the Pre-Designed Plan of God, the Christian way of life.

MAT 7:1-2 “Judge not, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others you will be judged. And with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you again.”

God will not permit anyone to take His place in judging or evaluating other believers!

MAT 7:3 “Now why do you look at a speck of sawdust in your brothers eye and pay no attention to the 2 by 4 in your own eye?”

1. God the Father 2. The Lord Jesus Christ 3. The apostles and the New Testament writings 4. The pastor-teacher 5. Believer-priests

1SA 8:7 “for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them.” MAT 10:40“He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.”

If you have respect for the word of God, you will have respect for the one who communicates to you the word of God.

You are never commanded to respect the individual, you are commanded to respect the office and the authority.

What you want to pay attention to is the message, the proper attitude, not intellectual ability.

First the authority of the pastor, secondly his message.

Submission to that authority, so there can be concentration on the message.

You will never concentrate on the message until you separate the authority of the pastor from his personality or any other factor.

The acceptance of authority must precede the assimilation of doctrine.

Colonel R.B. Thieme Jr., Gleason Archer Jr., R. Laird Harris, Bruce K. Waltke, Dr. William Gesenius.

1CO 8:1 Knowledge makes one arrogant.

There must be the acceptance of the authority before there is the acceptance of the ministry of any pulpit in America or in the world today.

Maximum doctrine resident in the soul plus maximum spiritual growth does not remove the believer from the authority of B.D. or a doctrinal teacher, so TLJC tells Abram to continue advancing.

Doctrine resident in Abrams soul gives him instant recognition of and submission to the authority of the essence of God.

Abram has come to the place of occupation with the giver, which makes the potential gift enjoyable.

Robert R. McLaughlin All Rights Reserved 2002

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