Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The new things that have come: The dispensation of invisible heroes. Part 5.
Friday, August 6, 2010
The Lord is teaching on lifestyle, namely the lifestyle of the invisible hero that begins with understanding the importance and reason for rebound.
Our Lord is showing eleven disciples, who are all going to have the gift of communication, that in order to be a communicator you have to study and teach, study and teach, and above all, keep your feet clean,
a reference to the rebound technique.
If that were the case, and Peter was so concerned about protocol, then why didn’t he wash his own feet when he came in?
Peter is saying in effect, Lord you’re greater than me but really I’m greater than them.
Many times God does things we simply do not understand until later on in life.
Part of becoming an invisible hero is understanding the importance and value of rebound and the divine appointments from God.
GAL 6:12, Those who desire to make a good showing in the flesh
PHI 1:9, And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,
There is no virtue in sincerity, Bible doctrine produces something far far greater than the hypocrisy of sincerity.
However, sincerity is no substitute for a knowledge of doctrine or for perception, metabolization and application of Bible doctrine.
You see, sincerity can become a distraction to the Christian life and it will make a phony out of you every time.
LUK 11:1, And it came about that while He was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.”
When you pray address the Father, and then He taught them to pray in a specific way!
The word part
is the noun
which means fortune, share, destiny, partnership, or business.
The principle that He is emphasizing is that rebound precedes the correct and accurate function of perception, metabolization of Bible doctrine.
Before the Lord can make the first prophecy concerning the Church-age and the dispensation of no prophecy, He must, first of all, teach the disciples the principle of rebound from the filth of competing and comparing so that they can recover and learn doctrine.
Peter figures, If it’s good to wash the feet then maybe I should get triple blessing....wash me all over!
In verse 10, TLJC uses foot-washing to make a distinction between regeneration, being born again sin and rebound.
which means to be washed all over or to take a bath.