Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Miracles Of Heaven Aren’t Problem Solving Skill Strategies!
For the believer there is no solution to the problems of life apart from the ten problem solving devices.
Miracles are not designed to solve your problems.
Example – Paul prayed for a miracle three times to have his thorn in the flesh removed and the answer was “No” ”No” “No”.
Paul is addressing those believers and unbelievers who were saying that his accomplishments were not as great as theirs so he is forced to tells us the truth by boasting about his experiences.
He was being forced to brag about His accomplishments because false apostles were continually bragging about how much they have been doing to glorify the Lord.
2CO 11:13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
The First Heaven is the atmosphere above.
The Second Heaven is where the Stella universe abides.
The Third Heaven is where the believers reside.
When Christians die, angels will carry us through the first heaven and the second heaven to the third heaven – the home of God.
The apostle Paul is saying that his experience was to reveal the future of the three heavens.
The apostle Paul is saying that he knew that his experience was real but he was not sure that he was in his physical body when it took place or whether or not he was out of his physical body —- only God knows.
”which means that this experience was so real that even he did not know how real it was.”
We would be tested by the Lord either way, either through the miracles of our Lord, — or through some form of doctrinal attacks that come our way.
Paul could have been under the physical attacks that come against the physical body habitually.
We must deal habitually both physically and mentally in the physical problems there will be different attacks that came from the different physical realms and the spiritual realm.
However, for the believer there is no solution to the problems of life through miracles.
Miracles are even used by God for divine discipline, so they are not problem solving devices.
The strategy of Satan was to use a false, compromising, spurious miracles used to destroy both kenosis and the spiritual life.
Kenosis means that the Lord decided to deny Himself His right to choose whatever nature that He decided to to.
This is one of the reasons Satan tempted Jesus Christ to operate independently of Bible doctrine and to get Him to reject the problem solving devices.
The temptation was to do a right thing in a wrong way.
Satan tempted the human nature of Christ to use His divine nature to turn the stones of the desert into bread to perform a miracle to do so.
One of the most powerful principles of miracles in the spiritual life is that Bible Doctrine and the miracles of God working together is one of is that the least of all publicized of priorities in this world because this is the devil’s world.
Miracles are the only time that you will hear about Bible doctrine being the number one priority in life is from the pulpits of pastor-teachers who are representing the Word of God.
That’s why we are told in 2Co 4:4 that Satan “the god of this world has blinded the minds of the [apistos – those without doctrine], that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ”
To blind the minds of both believers and unbelievers from the glory of Christ is the single most deceptive device of Satan.
To blind the minds of both believers and unbelievers concerning the reason why they were created and why our Lord was put in planet earth as the great deception of Satan.
Is it any wonder why we are told in Rev 12:9 that “Satan deceives the whole world;”
We live in the most intensified stage of the angelic conflict because it is a time of invisible warfare.
The pastor-teacher must be gifted, prepared, qualified and filled with the Spirit and then the pastor-teacher along with God the Holy Spirit who is able to take the information taught by the Holy Spirit and teach every single prepared believer.
And I say prepared meaning the believer must be filled with the Spirit or under the control of God the Holy Spirit called rebound!
Remember that in the angelic conflict, Satan tries to convince people that God is unfair, unjust and a god who is not merciful or gracious.
And therefore, in this dispensation of grace, the Church-age, God demonstrates the fallacy of the satanic lie through people who are graced-out totally.
The present dispensation is called the power experiment from God.
No time in human history has this much power ever been released toward merit-less objects for the fulfillment of the plan of God.