Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The new things that have come; The responsibility and accountability of the Royal Priesthood, prt 11.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Grace Bible Church
Robert McLaughlin
February 03, 2010

Under the principle of the doctrine that new things have come we have be been noting the two unique Royal Commissions:
The Royal Priesthood and the Royal Ambassadorship.

REV 2:7, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

JER 15:16  Your words were found, and I ate them; and Your words were to me a joy and the rejoicing of my heart, for I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.

PSA 19:8, “The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.”

JOH 3:30, “He [TLJC] must increase, but I [the communicator] must decrease.”

The responsibility and accountability we all have to defend the faith as members of the Royal Family of God.

1PE 3:15, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

PSA 51:6 “Behold you desire Truth in the inward parts and in the hidden parts you shall make me to know wisdom.”

Truth is what will judge the believer at the Bema Seat Judgment.

Truth is what will judge the unbeliever at the Great White-throne Judgment.

PSA 96:13, “For the Lord is coming to judge the earth; He shall judge the world with righteousness and the people with His Truth.”

2CO 11:10, the truth of Christ is in me.

God also desires truth and or doctrine to be within us because without Truth it is impossible to worship God properly,
JOH 4:23-24.

JOH 4:23, “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.”

JOH 4:24, “God is spirit or a spiritual being, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

Truth is that which the Lord brought with Him when He came down from heaven.

JOH 1:17, For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.

JOH 18:37, He came to bear witness to the Truth.

It is only as He brings us to a knowledge of the Truth that He can deliver us completely from ourselves, the cosmic system and from Satan.

a.  Name it, 1JO 1:9.
b.  Isolate it, HEB 12:15.
c.  Forget it, PHI 3:13.
d.  Keep moving, PHI 3:14.

The whole purpose of the Gospel and the object of salvation is to bring us to the Truth or the doctrine about God.

If we have no Truth, experiences and feelings, though real, are false.

The pseudo truth can be and is a direct counterfeit from the kingdom of darkness.

1. In the O.T. the basic Hebrew word for Truth is emeth which means stability, certainty and trustworthiness.

It refers to produces faithfulness, dedication, devotion and security.

Well, Truth will cause you to be faithful, dedicated, devoted and secure.

The Hebrew scholar Wilhelm Gesenius says that emeth means firmness, security and integrity of mind.

The most popular Greek word for Truth is aletheia which means integrity of character.

The Greek scholar Joseph Thayer says it is that which frees the mind from pretending, deceitfulness and hypocrisy.

No, it does not cost money, but it cost something far greater, .... humility.

PRO 23:23, “Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.”

And humility means commitment and commitment means consistency.

PSA 119:72,  “The law of Thy mouth is better to me Than thousands of gold and silver {pieces}”

The Lord is called a God of Truth in DEU 32:4.

DEU 32:4, The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.

All legitimate motivation in the Christian life must come from Truth, not from guilt, condemnation or manipulation, but from Truth.

JOS 24:14, Now, therefore, fear the Lord and serve Him in sincerity and truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.

PSA 43:3, “O send out Thy light and Thy truth, let them lead me; Let them bring me to Thy holy hill, And to Thy dwelling places.”

PSA 25:5, “Lead me in Thy Truth and teach me: for You are the God of my deliverance.”

This is why the apostle Paul tells us that God’s will for all mankind is to be saved and then to come to the knowledge of the Truth.

Truth is what protects the believer from deception.

It’s not Jesus alone, not the H.S., but Truth, which is the mind of Christ, that God the H.S. uses to guide and direct us.

PSA 40:10, “I have not hid Thy righteousness within my heart.

“I have declared Thy faithfulness and Thy deliverance.”

“I have not concealed Thy lovingkindness and Thy Truth from the great congregation.”

PSA 40:11, “Withhold not Thou Thy tender mercies from me, O Lord; let Thy lovingkindness (graces) and Thy Truth continually preserve me.”

PSA 61:7, “Mercy and Truth shall preserve us.”

PSA 91:4, “He shall cover thee with His feathers and under His wings shall thou trust. His Truth shall be Thy shield and buckler.”

a large shield to guard against thorns or things which would pierce and wound us. Like the little foxes that spoil the wine.

something surrounding the believer.

1. Do not place yourself under unrealistic expectations concerning your relationship with others.

1CO 7:23, You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men.

Don’t be so arrogant toward yourself that your goal is to have others speak well of you.

MAT 5:11, “Blessed are you when {men} cast insults at you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, on account of Me.”

2. There is also unrealistic expectations toward ourselves which inevitably produces frustrations that distract us from Bible doctrine and destroy the true focus of the Christian life, which is occupation with Christ......not self.

PHI 1:21, For me, living is Christ, likewise dying is profit.

JOH 3:30, He must increase, but I must decrease.

3. Unrealistic expectations destroys all human relationships, whether it is your relationship in friendship, romance, or marriage, but most of all, your relationship with yourself.

EPH 5:33, Nevertheless let each individual among you also love his own wife even as himself;

1JO 4:18, Fear does not exist in virtue-love, but virtue-love expels [drives out] that fear, for fear causes self-induced misery.

MAR 12:31, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

4. Unrealistic expectation produces frustrations which distract from Bible doctrine and destroys the true focus of the Christian life, which is occupation with Christ......not people.

5. Unrealistic expectations causes us to react to others inwardly who do not believe that we are treating them the way they want to be treated.

This inevitably leads to eyes on self, eyes on people, and eyes on things.

The focus that is substituted for occupation with Christ is eyes on self, eyes on people, or eyes on things which is nothing more than the trap of arrogance.

Eyes on self is arrogance.

This makes you selfish, self-centered, and totally unacceptable.

Eyes on people is lust.

This is where you become frustrated by comparing yourself with others, thinking that others are doing better than you.

Eyes on things is covetousness.

This is when you desire to have or possess what someone else has or possesses.

6. There is role model arrogance which is another problem that can hinder you from living in the rest and peace that comes from understanding that you have been reconciled to God.

7. Role model arrogance causes believers to fail because of lack of impersonal love for all mankind beginning with themselves and lack of occupation with Christ.

8. Role model arrogance ignores the basic doctrine that all believers sin after salvation and continue to have a sin nature.

But with Bible doctrine as the number one priority in your life, you learn to love God the Father, and you learn to insert the virtue of impersonal love into human relationships.

From knowledge of Bible doctrine you find your true role model who is perfect, i.e., our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

So, when you combine unrealistic expectation with role model arrogance, you have established false standards for your life.

You have developed an arrogant system of standards which hinder both the execution of the PPOG and create spiritual failure by condemning yourself and forgetting making the believer a loser.

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