Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

"The new things that have come, The indwelling of the Trinity, Part 4.".

Sunday, April 18, 2010

God the Father indwells your body,
JOH 14:23; 1JO 3:24; 1JO 4:12-16, EPH 2:2; EPH 4:6; 2Jo 9.

(1) He wants you to be totally convinced and confident that He is the Creator of your portfolio of invisible assets.
(2) He wants us to be totally convinced and confident that He is the Grantor of our escrow blessings; HEB 13:5-6.

(3) He wants us to be totally convinced and confident that He is the Mastermind of the PPOG for the Church-age.
(4)  He wants us to be totally convinced and confident that He is the Designer of our very own unique and individual plan.

Consciousness of these things comes only through cognizance, but cognizance is not enough, there must also be application of that which you are cognizant about.

MAT 7:25-26, “And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and {yet} it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock. And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not act upon them, will be like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand.”

MAT 7:27-28, “And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and it fell, and great was its fall.” The result was that when Jesus had finished these words, the multitudes were amazed at His teaching;

Notice that the difference between those who can stand the rain, the floods, the winds and those who can’t is because one group applied what they heard the other group, did not.
The difference was not in the hearing but in the application.
a. The sealing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
b. The indwelling of the person of Jesus Christ.

The indwelling of Christ as the shekinah glory is one of the two major guarantees that God has provided for you is your very own pre-designed plan filled with escrow blessings.

(1) The prophecies of the indwelling of Christ, which is the fact that the Messiah would come and live within us.

JOH 14:18-20, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. After a little while the world will behold Me no more; but you {will} behold Me; because I live, you shall live also. In that day you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.”

(2) The very vital principle of doctrine concerning our Lord’s prayer in Joh 17.

The verification of the indwelling of Christ and our Lord’s prayer for the Church is found in at least 3 verses inJOH 17:10,22,23,26.

JOH 17:10, and all things that are Mine are Thine, and Thine are Mine; and I have been glorified in them.

JOH 17:22-23, And the glory which Thou hast given Me I have given to them; that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them, and Thou in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, that the world may know that Thou didst send Me, and didst love them, even as Thou didst love Me.”

JOH 17:24-26, “Father, I desire that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am, in order that they may behold My glory, which Thou hast given Me; for Thou didst love Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, although the world has not known Thee, yet I have known Thee; and these have known that Thou didst send Me; and I have made Thy name known to them, and will make it known; that the love wherewith Thou didst love Me may be in them, and I in them.”

(3) The indwelling of TLJC is also related to the pre-designed plan of God for the Church-age.

COL 1:25-29, Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, that is the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations; but has now been manifested to his saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the glorious riches of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the confidence of the glory. And we proclaim Him, inculcating every believer and teaching every believer with all wisdom in order that we may present every person complete or mature in Christ. And for this purpose also I labor to the point of exhaustion, constantly striving according to his power which mightily works within me.

(4) The indwelling of Christ is also related to the indwelling of the Holy Spirit; ROM 8:9-11, 1JO 3:23-24; 2CO 6:16.

ROM 8:9-11, However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. And if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who indwells you.

1JO 3:23-24, And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us. And the one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And we know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

2CO 6:16, Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”

(5) The indwelling of Christ is also related to the Baptism of the Spirit,
GAL 2:20, I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me.

(6) The doctrine of the indwelling of Christ is also used as a test of your doctrine.

2CO 13:4-6, For indeed He was crucified because of weakness, yet He lives because of the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, yet we shall live with Him because of the power of God directed toward you. Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you-- unless indeed you fail the test? But I trust that you will realize that we ourselves do not fail the test.

Consciousness of these things comes through PVTD and cognizance of that which you are hearing, believing and learning.

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