Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

No matter what sight says, the promises of God will never fail.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

They saw the Lord Jesus Christ, face to face, and they heard His message, and they saw His miracles; they had the whole picture, and still they hardened their hearts, and had that same negative volition they had in the Old Testament.

JER 29:13 “And you will seek Me and find {Me,} when you search for Me with all your heart.”

HEB 11:6b - He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him,
those who in MAR 12:30 love the Lord their God with all their heart, and with all their soul, and with all their mind, and with all their strength.

For in the Church-age, in spite of all that God has done and how He has revealed the mystery doctrine of the Church-age, the average believer knows nothing about it.

Hoion de hoti -
oi%on deV o@ti = but or however, this is not to imply that.

ROM 9:6 However, this is not to imply as though the word of God has failed.

The word of God - logos tou theou - lovgo" tou’ qeou’.
Logos = thought - thought is impossible apart from vocabulary.

The entire Old Testament, when put together properly which such passages as Isaiah and the Mosaic part of the Old Testament, all add up to something very wonderful for Israel; Israel has a FUTURE, something that is great in time, something that exceeds greatness in eternity.

It spells out, a nation forever, a people of God forever, a people under a theocracy forever, but not only forever or eternity, but also in time as well.

I will ascend into heaven = the third heaven where God is, 2CO 12:2.

I will raise my throne or exalt my throne above the stars of God =
the angels, in JOB 38:7; Jud 13; REV 12:3-4, stars are angels.

I will sit on the mount of the assembly in the recesses of the north = rulership over the government of the earth,ISA 2:1-4.

Clouds are used to represent the divine presence of God or His glory.
Jehovah appeared in cloud,
EXO 16:10.
Jehovah rides upon cloud,
PSA 104:3.

In spite of the universal impressions that Satan is unlike God he is much like God outwardly.

Islam is an anti-Christ, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic book filled with violence.
Al Maidah (The Table): “Believers (Muslims), take neither Jews nor Christians to be your friends: they are friends with one another. Whoever of you seeks their friendship Shall become one of their number, and God does not guide (those Jewish and Christian) wrong-doers,” 5:51-5:74. They teach that the Jews are evil-doers. 5:57.

Surah 48:29 Be harsh with unbelievers, the Christians, the Jews, the Atheist neighbors and colleagues.
Surah 69:30-37 As for him who does not believe in Islam, the Prophet announces with a "stern command": “Seize ye him, and bind ye him, And burn ye him in the Blazing Fire.”

Further, make him march in a chain, whereof the length is seventy cubits! And let him where a sign that “This was he that would not believe in Allah Most High.”

When TLJC, a Jew, rules all the nations with a rod of iron; this will be the Millennial age, an age when divine righteousness is expressed to mankind as never before.

The Millennial age will also be God’s final test toward fallen humanity under the most ideal circumstances and perfect environment.

All outward sources of temptation must be removed so that man will demonstrate what he is apart from satanic influence, and that is man is totally corrupt regardless of environment.

Millennialism = there will be a period of 1,000 years when TLJC will rule this earth as king.

It is also evident that there can be no perfect environment apart from the personal manifestation of TLJC.

Because of His presence: the curse is abolished, death is overcome, the evils pertaining to fallen man and fallen nature are removed, and great blessings are obtained.

During the Millennium all nations come before TLJC and worship Him as God, PSA 86:9;
ZEC 14:16-19.

PSA 86:9 All nations whom Thou hast made shall come and worship before Thee, O Lord; And they shall glorify Thy name.

1. There will be world peace. National and individual peace will be the fruit of the Messiah’s reign, ISA 2:4; 11:6-9; 60:18; 61:7.
2. It will be a fantastic time of inner happiness and joy, ISA 9:3-4; JER 30:18-19; ZEP 3:14-17.

3. The kingdom will be characterized by glory, ISA 24:3; ISA 4:2; 60:1-9.
4. It will be a kingdom manifested by holiness, ISA 1:26-27; JER 31:23; EZE 36:24-31.

5. The King will personally minister to every need so that there will be the fullness of “comfort,”
ISA 12:1-2; JER 31:23-25; ZEC 9:11-12.
6. There will be the administration of perfect justice, ISA 9:7; JER 23:5; 31:29-30.

7. There will be the most fantastic teaching ministry of God the H.S., ISA 11:1-2; 41:19-20;
HAB 2:14.
8. There will be direct instruction from TLJC as the King of kings,
ISA 29:17-24; 3:14-15; MIC 4:2.

9. The original curse placed upon creation in GEN 2:17-19 will be removed.
10. Sickness will be removed. The ministry of the King as the healer will be seen throughout the Millennium so that sickness and even death will be removed, the exception being “death” in dealing with criminal sin or capital punishment, ISA 33:24; JER 30:17; EZE 34:16.

11. All of the deformed are healed as well; if they were deformed at the time of the Second Advent they will experience a total healing, ISA 29:17-19; JER 31:8;
MIC 4:6-7.
12. There will also be a supernatural work of preservation in the Millennial age through the King, ISA 41:8-14;EZE 34:27; Joel 3:16-17.

13. There will be no social, political, or religious oppression, ISA 14:3-6; 42:6-7; ZEC 9:11-12.
14. There will not be the tragedies of mental illness or of infant deaths, ISA 65:20.

15. The earth’s population will soar and there will be sex. Children will be born to the believers who began the Millennium and will have a sin nature and therefore need salvation, JER 30:20; 31:29; EZE 47:22; ZEC 10:8.

16. There will exist a perfect economic system (e.g. no unions) in which the needs of men are abundantly provided for, ISA 62:9-9; 65:21-23; JER 31:5.
17. There will be an increase of solar and lunar light. The increased light probably is a major cause of the increased productivity of the earth, ISA 4:5; 30:26; 60:19-20;
ZEC 2:5.
18. There will be a unified language. The language barriers will be removed so that there can be free social intercourse, ZEP 3:9.

a. It is very difficult to survive, to be truly happy and content, without capacity.
b. Mankind cannot be satisfied without a personal relationship with TLJC.
c. Believers can use Bible doctrine and remain faithful even in prosperity.

The fact that man has 1,000 years of perfect environment and he revolts against perfect environment is a demonstration of the principle that environment is not the solution to man’s problems.

The Edenic dispensation under the age or dispensation of the Gentiles failed no matter what the Lord did.

The antediluvian age under the dispensation of the Gentiles failed no matter what the Lord did, operation flood.

The postdiluvian age under the dispensation of the Gentiles, in which mankind once again failed by building the Tower of Babel, failed no matter what the Lord did.

The dispensation of Israel and the Jews totally failed no matter what the Lord did.

Then in the first Christocentric dispensation, TLJC came unto His own, but His own did not receive Him; they failed no matter what the Lord did.

The Church-age began, and the word of God teaches that even in that dispensation most believers reject the lordship of TLJC, no matter what the Lord does for them.

Another dispensation, the Tribulation begins with God using crisis evangelism to warn people, but they still reject TLJC, no matter what the Lord does.

The answer = no
- illustrating that without a relationship with TLJC mankind is implacable, frustrated, miserable, ungrateful, or hard-hearted.

JOB 14:4 Who can make the clean out of the unclean? No one!

ROM 3:10 as it is written, “There is none righteous, not even one;
There is none good, not one.”

ECC 7:20 Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who {continually} does good and who never sins.

MAT 24:35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away.”

1PE 1:25 But the word of the Lord abides forever. “And this is the word which was preached to you.”

Perf-act-ind - ekpipto compound verb -
Ek - from
Pipto - to fall, or to fall off
= to fail.

Ekpeptooken - e*kpevptwken = to be in vain, to lose force and validity, and therefore to fail.

What was wrong with these Jews is that they were suffering from terminal self-righteousness.

Israel’s present discipline and the failure of the individual Jew, does not, and cannot neutralize the promises of God or the plan of God as revealed in His Word.

The problem is that because of the insertion of the Church-age, and the administration of the fifth cycle of discipline to the nation of Judah, this still does not mean that Israel has no future.

The apostle Paul anticipated that because of the end of the age of Israel, the insertion of the Church-age, which to the unbeliever Jew is known as the times of the Gentiles, that many Jews would give up on the Old Testament promises.

In the Old Testament, the Jews were always the client nation to God, with the exception of a few periods of decline when, for example, the Jews would be out under the fifth cycle of disciple and God would use temporarily a Gentile nation.

Recognizing that after the Church is removed by the rapture, and the Tribulation begins, it is prophesied that there will be a Jewish nation in Palestine in the Tribulation.

The Jews were the client nation in the past, and the Jews will be a client nation in the future and forever, but in the meantime, the Gentiles have their day.

This became very discouraging to the Jews because it appeared as though, by calling out a Royal Family, the Church, that God is not going to keep His word, not going to fulfill His promises to the Jews, as a nation, as well as individuals.

Isaiah dwells on the future of Israel, in spite of the fact that they would be disciplined and removed from the scene of history as a client nation to God.

Because God always keeps His word.

Because Jesus Christ controls history.

Jesus Christ controls history in spite of what you and I like or think, in spite of what’s happening around you personally, nationally, internationally, and historically.

If Jesus Christ in His great wisdom saw fit to remove Israel from the scene, and during the time of the calling out of the Royal Family to make it also the times of the Gentiles, and to have Gentile nations as the client nation to God, then as God, says ROM 9:5, He knows exactly what He is doing.

You have to interpret history as a spiritual believer and begin to note the proper interpretation of history or how a mature believer can recognize divine guidance in their life.

Bringing together all these principles in his mind and correctly interpreting contemporary history gives the believer a new lease on life and a positive attitude even toward your failures of the past.

Once again, the grace, patience, longsuffering and compassion of God is revealed by giving one of his children another chance.

HOS 14:4 I will heal their apostasy, I will love them freely, For My anger has turned away from them.

In the biblical interpretation of history, it is normal to relate yourself to what is going on in history, especially in the light of the fact that you believe and understand that Jesus Christ controls history, as a perfectly normal function.

So Paul interprets the witnessing..., the gift from the Philippians..., the epistles that he has just written..., and even all of the opposition that he has, as he pulls it all together in his soul and believes he is going to be delivered.

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