Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The new things that have come. The responsibility and accountability of the Royal Priesthood, part 12.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

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

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.”

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

Buckler
cocherah
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. 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 destroy 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.

Because of the demand syndrome, it is impossible for any virtue to exist in either one of us. 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. 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 reunited to God.

Stop trying to make yourself live up to a real or an imagined spiritual role-model to others.

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.

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.

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.

When you are not content with the rest peace that God has provided for you through the finished work of His Son, TLJC, then you begin to develop the Arrogance of Unhappiness or the Arrogance of Subjective Preoccupation with Self.

There is another very subtle but common form of arrogance found among born again believers which is the cause of murmuring, complaining, frustration, worry, anxiety, self-pity, etc.

The road to recovery begins with humility, acknowledgement and then a crash diet of Bible doctrine.

He is paranoid, jealous, implacable and lacks forgiveness.

Pre-occupation with self destroys any capacity for happiness and frustrates the fulfillment of the divine plan of God.

Involvement in the cosmic system also promotes erroneous ideas about what constitutes happiness in life.

They subscribe to the myth that people or pleasant circumstances or prosperity can make them happy.

NEH 8:10b, “Do not be grieved, for the happiness of the Lord is your strength.

There is also a counterfeit or pseudo happiness developed in the cosmic system which is a stimulation for a moment and often mistaken for true happiness.

Satan has perpetuated a myth on the human race as the ruler of this world, and the myth is that people and pleasant circumstances and moments of stimulation can make you happy.

As the ruler of this world, Satan has a system for distracting people by making them think that stimulation is happiness.

Arrogant pre-occupation with self through involvement in the cosmic system is a guarantee of unhappiness.

Pseudo happiness is always associated with any form of stimulation, enjoyment, excitement which provides temporary pleasure.

In between each pleasure goal is all the boredom and all the mundaneness with anticipation.

Marriage was never designed to give you happiness nor is any organization that involves more than one person designed to give happiness.

Even the word of God tells us that problems increase through marriage, they do not decrease.

Happiness does not belong to any divine institution, but to God alone.

Four divine institutions:


1. Volition
2. Marriage
3. Family
4. Nationalism

Both volition and marriage existed at a time when man lived on earth with a perfect environment and without an OSN!

Under perfect environment the first marriage was a flop.

The idea that sex is happiness.

The idea that marriage is happiness.

The idea that stimulation is happiness.

Any time you bring people into your social life, they do not bring happiness but rather, they challenge it!

There is a counterfeit or pseudo happiness developed in the cosmic system which is a stimulation for a moment and often mistaken for true happiness.

Satan has perpetuated a myth on the human race as the ruler of this world, and the myth is that people and pleasant circumstances and moments of stimulation can make you happy.

Pseudo happiness is always associated with any form of stimulation, enjoyment, excitement which provides temporary pleasure.

Any time you bring people into your social life, they do not bring happiness but rather, they challenge it!

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