Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
August 01, 2018
When it comes to giving things over to the Supreme Court of Heaven, what should the believers attitude be toward Satan and the kingdom of darkness?
The strategy of Satan -- the apostle Paul told the Cointhians that; "They should learn to forgive others in order that no advantage be taken of us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes."
Satan's strategy is directed in three areas of life: toward believers, toward unbelievers, and toward nations.
- Toward believers, especially those who have PVTD and it includes accusing the believer in the Supreme Court of Heaven as it is the objective of the devil to accuse believers in heaven before the Throne of God, Job 1:6-11.
- The strategy toward the unbelief and the ungodly nations are given as Satan blinds the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the exact image of God, Col 1:15-17.
This is the gratitude that the winner believer has in COL 1:4 since we heard of your faith [your doctrinal intake] in Christ Jesus and the [impersonal or unconditional agape virtue-love] which you have for all the saints;]
Those two principles are said to be "their doctrine and their apage love."
The same principle of doctrine is taught in Zec 3:1-7.
Point 1. The Definition and Introduction that the Supreme Court of Heaven is a biblical doctrine.
Rather than trying to solve certain problems on our own, we need to give certain situations over to the Lord and allow Him to function as our lawyer or advocate; 1Jo 2:1.
In ROM 8:33 we have an application to this principle concerning the confidence we should have whenever we give anything over to the Lord as the Supreme Court Judge.
ROM 8:33 (Because of all the fantastic doctrinal principles that Paul just taught, he said) Who will bring a charge against God's elect? God is the one who justifies;
This describes one of the roles of the Supreme Court Judge who will not allow anyone to judge, or bring up a charge against any one because only God can do that for His people --- you and me.
The Supreme Court judges those who try and attack and accuse any of God's people.
This means whether they are human or angelic no one has the right to judge any of us because God has justified us.
The question you should have is who does God the Father judge?
JOH 5:22 "For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son,
"Who does the Son judge?"
JOH 8:15 "You people judge according to the flesh; I am not judging anyone.
Concerning sin [the sin of unbelief] because they do not believe in Me;
Concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you no longer behold Me;
Concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
The sin mentioned is the sin of unbelief; .
The righteousness mentioned is our Lord's righteousness;
The judgment mentioned is the judgment of Satan.
Here are the three different areas that God operates in so that the believer can truly worship the Lord as is in 2Pe 3:18, where the believer is told to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ."
If God the Father doesn't judge us, and God the Son does not judge us, and God the Holy Spirit doesn't judge us........then who or what will be our judge?
The Word of God or Bible doctrine will judge and evaluate us Joh 12:47-48 .
We were even taught that this would be the norm and standard of the Lord in Isa 11:2-3.
Look at JOH 7:24 "Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."
The moment we begin to get tired with the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along.
One of the greatest manifestations of the mystery doctrine of the Church-age is found in the Greek word homolegeo which means to acknowledge, to agree with, to name and cite the doctrinal knowledge.
If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter.
Because He (God the Holy Spirit) does our praying within and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs or groans.
ROM 8:28 And we know [to those who love God] that He (God) causes all things to work together for good to those who are called according to His purpose.
GEN 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Even TLJC knew a few doctrinal principles from His deity indwelling His humanity knowing that in JOH 6:64, "Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was that would betray Him.''
ECC 3:11 He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.
This means God decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love Him along the same lines that He did for our Lord and Savior and the life of His Son.
It also means He predestined us to become conformed to the image of His Son and as such bear the responsibility of being in union with the first‑born or the "Privileged One, " our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
The Son stands first in the line of humanity that He restored back to man's dominion over creation in GEN 1:26-2:2.
- After God made the decision of what His children should be like, He followed it up by calling His people by name.
We can witness the life of TLJC and that what we witnessed was incredible, it was this: The infinite Life of God Himself took shape right before our eyes.
We saw it, we heard it, and now we're telling you so you can experience it along with us, this experience of communion with the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ.
Our motive for writing is simply this: We want you to enjoy this with joy and an abundance so that "Your joy will double our joy!"
DEU 28:47, "Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and a glad heart, for the abundance of all things; you then will be under some form of discipline
1JO 2:5 but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:
This, in essence, is the message we heard from Christ and passing it on to you: God is light, pure light; there's not a trace of darkness in Him.