Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The new things that have come: The Divine power of God. Part 6.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
The pastor-teacher must be gifted, prepared, qualified and filled with the Spirit and then the master-teacher, who is God the Holy Spirit is able to take the information taught by the pastor and teach every single prepared believer.
The word stewardship, oikonomia means dispensation which is period of time, namely the
There’s an infinite gap between divine perfection and human imperfection and grace is the infinite filler that fills the gap.
There’s nothing you can do in human effort or human merit or human energy or power in the spiritual life.
All of us are ordinary believers but we have the grace and power offered to us to become extraordinary invisible heroes.
Invisible heroes are found in
2CO 6:9, the apostle Paul speaking of invisible heroes said,
we are unknown yet well-known,
Invisible heroes are born again believers who execute the plan of God and who recognize that they are a vital part of the angelic conflict in human history and avoid all the distractions of legalism, etc.
Like Bible doctrine and like invisible heroes, the trial called the angelic conflict is the least publicized of all trials.
That’s why you should always be in prayer for communicators of Bible
doctrine in EPH 6:18-20, that they may make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, and speak boldly, as they ought to speak.
In 2TI 4:2, the P-T is charged to “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.”
Then they will face certain adversities that are unknown to those who do not communicate doctrine and unknown to most of their
congregation as Paul refers to in this passage in EPH 3:13, where he says Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your
behalf, for they are your glory.
So much so that he even had an angel from Satan who was assigned to him every single place that he went in2CO 12:7 he was called an angel
from Satan to buffet me [kolaphizo- to maltreat with violence and rude language]
Any communicator of doctrine who especially is exposing the
strategies and the schemes of the devil and is doing what EPH 5:11, exposing the unfruitful deeds of darkness, is going to have adversities and tribulations.
As our Lord said when He was living in God’s plan for His life and going through sufferings and adversities,
LUK 23:28 “Stop weeping for
Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.”