Grace Bible Church
PastorTeacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday, December 6, 2013

Point 1.  Definition and Description.

Your mental attitude is what you think at any given time.

PSA 23:3 “He restores my soul;”
The greatest battles in history are not overt battlefields where men die, the greatest battlefield is what takes place in your soul.

PSA 19:7  The doctrine of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

The life of every believer is determined experientially by two principles:  what he thinks and what he decides.

Divine viewpoint mental attitude is part of the greatest delegation of divine power in human history.

People evaluate others based upon how they look, what kind of impression they make, personality, superficial evaluations,

Whatever one’s concept of success may be, admiration, approbation, and actually these things are not what is important.

Believers in TLJC have failed in the dynamic of the divine viewpoint of life.

MIC 4:12 “But they do not know the thoughts of the Lord, And they do not understand His purpose;”

JER 9:23  Thus says the Lord, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;

Your life comes to be what you think, not what you feel.

ROM 12:2  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,

PHI 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me

PHI 4:13  I have the endowed power, [maximum doctrine resident in the soul] to attain all things, [ultra super grace and dying grace]

By means of the One, God the Holy Spirit who keeps on pouring the power, the doctrine into me.

Above all people the born again believer should be an alert thinking people not a mindless, emotional, irrational, yapping, rolling, screaming imbecile.

LUK 12:37 “Blessed are those slaves whom the master shall find on the alert when he comes;”

ACT 20:31 “Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.”

1CO 16:13  Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

COL 4:2  Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;

1TH 5:6  so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.

1PE 5:8  Be of sound mind, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

The average believer does not even know anything about God’s superior power or how God has delegated it to us through thought.

This delegation of divine power depends on perception, metabolization and application of Bible doctrine.

The delegation of superior power comes in the form of thinking metabolized doctrine circulating in the right lobe of the heart called the kardia in the Greek.

What you really are as a person is what you really think, not what you appear to be on the surface, not the way you are dressed or groomed, but what goes on inside the invisible you, which is your soul.

People can hide their thoughts and become masterful at the practice of hypocrisy.

PRO 23:7 says “For as a person thinks within himself [himself is nephesh means soul], so he is.”

Concentration is matter of your priorities in life.
Concentration is a matter of your priorities in life.

Personality is not the real person; thought is.

1CO 2:16 “For who has known the thinking of the Lord that he should instruct Him, but we have the mind of Christ [the mystery doctrine of the Church Age].”

The delegation of divine power to every Church Age believer is Bible doctrine metabolized and deployed on the FLOT line of your soul.

(A)  The content of thought–Bible doctrine with emphasis on the mystery doctrine of the Church Age.
(B) The communication of this thought through the spiritual gift of pastor-teacher.
(C) The delegation of divine power includes the concentration of the believer on doctrine as it is being taught.

1.  Divine viewpoint from the Bible doctrine in your soul.

2. Human viewpoint from living in the cosmic system and functioning under Satan’s policy of good and evil.

This is why Scripture emphasizes the fact that God makes war against the arrogant believer but He gives grace to the humble believer, JAM 4:6; 1PE 5:5.

Everything we do, everything we say, even how we look reflects our thinking.

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