Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Nehemiah. Part 26. The accuracy of the repairs of the Jews who repaired the walls.
Friday, February 10, 2012
These are names of individuals whose name is recorded in the word of God which in 1PE 1:25 “lives and abides forever.” MAT 24:35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away.”
ISA 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
The Bible teaches that the winner’s name is recorded in the permanent historical record section because of his invisible historical impact during the Church-age, REV 3:12a.
The impact of the winner is anonymous as far as the record of history is concerned, but not as far as God is concerned.
REV 3:12 The winner, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God. Furthermore, he will never again vanish [go outside] from history. Also I will emblazon on him the title of My God, and the name of the city of My God
The temple of God is the eternal record center in the future.
This temple of God will be the historical textbook of the true heroes of history.
GAL 2:9 and recognizing the grace that had been given to me, James and Cephas and John, who were reputed to be pillars,
PRO 13:4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the soul of the diligent is made fat.
PRO 13:4 Laziness or slothfulness wants it all and gets nothing; the energetic have something to show for their lives.
The sluggard is a picture of the sloppy believer who never glorifies God and receives his escrow blessings.
Most of the blessings that believers receive come in the form of logistical grace and not from fulfilling the conditions found in their escrow blessings.
PRO 19:15 Laziness casts a person into a deep sleep, and an idle soul will suffer hunger.
HEB 6:12 that you may not be sluggish [lazy and sloppy], but imitators of those who through doctrine and patience inherit the promises.
God has developed, in His grace, a system which is totally impossible for human power to live in.
And sloppy procedure is always related to emotion, to human works, and to human activity, and is always a manifestation of arrogance.
Emotion is produced by the body.
The Holy Spirit produces the accuracy and preciseness – a vast difference.
The humanity of Christ, during His incarnation and first advent, utilized the divine power of God in the fulfillment of the Father’s plan for the incarnation.
ZEC 4:6 “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord of hosts.
MAT 22:29 but Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not understanding the scriptures, or the “power” of God.”
2CO 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels [human bodies], that the surpassing greatness of the “power” may be of God and not from ourselves;
2CO 12:9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for “power” is perfected or matured in weakness.” most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the “power” of Christ may dwell in me.