Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
June 9, 2019

ISA 55:8, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.

If there was a way to measure God’s power, what would be more difficult for God to do, to raise someone from the dead or to heal a marriage?

The raising of the dead was much greater than healing a marriage, when, in reality, it is just the opposite.

One of our Lord’s greatest accomplishments was training the 12 disciples the night before His death.

We need to get acquainted with some of the vocabulary that our Lord uses to describe the Vine and the branches and the relationship that we all have with the Vine as well as with the other branches {believers}.

True Vine = the Doctrine of the Deity of our Lord and the Doctrine of the Hypostatic-union.

Vinedresser – refers to the Doctrine of logistical Grace.

“every branch in Me” = every believer in Christ which took place through the Baptism of the Spirit.

that does not bear fruit = GAL 5:22, the fruit of the Spirit He takes away = Doctrine of Divine Discipline;

every branch that bears fruit  = The doctrine of the Fruit of the Spirit; GAL 5:22.

He prunes it = suffering for blessing, that it may bear more fruit [the Doctrine of Divine Good].

abide in Me = the Doctrine of Fellowship with the Lord. I in you =  Doctrine of the indwelling of our Lord Jesus Christ.

JOH 14:20, “In that day you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.”

I in My Father = His equality with God.
You in Me = fellowshipping with Him.
I in you = indwelling of the Lord.

The branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine = the Doctrine of the Filling of the Holy Spirit.

The Filling of the Spirit is needed for every believer to live the spiritual life or else everything that you do will be evaluated at the Judgment Seat and will be classified as ashes or wood, hay and straw;
1CO 3:11-15.

ISA 64:6, For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

Speaking of those who try to impress the Lord by producing good works, Isaiah says in ISA 44:20  He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside. And he cannot deliver himself, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

Two Basic Judgments for the Human race;
The "bema seat" judgment for all believers.
The Great White Throne Judgment for all unbelievers.

GAL 2:20, I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me;

As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, so neither {can} you, unless you abide in Me [The doctrine of Positional Truth].

I am the vine = JOH 14:6, The Lord is the way, the truth and the life.

"you are the branches" = Union with Christ

he who abides in Me = Fellowshipping with the Lord,
and I in him [Indwelling of TLJC],

he bears much fruit [the production of Gal 5:22-23]. For apart from Me you can do nothing [the Doctrine of human good verses divine good].

JOH 15:6, “If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch, and dries up” = the Doctrine of Divine Discipline.

and they gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. [as wood, hay, and straw; 1Co 3:11-15].

ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you [the doctrine of Prayer].

JOH 15:8, By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and  {so} prove to be My disciples. [This is the fruit bearing of Gal 5:22-23].

JOH 15:9, Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love [The Doctrine of Impersonal Unconditional Love.]

just as I have kept My Father's commandments, and abide in His love. = The fulfillment of the PPOG and the PSD of the believer].

JOH 15:11, These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and {that} your joy may be made full = [The doctrine of Happiness or Contentment].

JOH 15:12, This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. [The whole realm of the Doctrine of Impersonal Unconditional Love.

What is the Doctrine of Impersonal Unconditional Love?

It is the virtuous power and the ability to love God because of who  and what He is.

It is the virtuous power and the ability to love yourself because of who and what our Lord created you to be by means of His grace.

It is also the virtuous power and the ability to love the brethren especially when we honor the Royal Family Honor Code toward each other.

It is the power and the ability we have to love all members of the Human race as God did.

Impersonal love for all mankind is the power and the ability to love our enemies with a sincere love.

JOH 15:14, You are My friends, if you do what I command you [fulfillment of the PPOG and your personal sense of destiny].

“You did not choose Me, but I chose you” = the doctrine of election. “and appointed you” = The doctrine of the calling of God.

that you should go and bear fruit - again a reference to GAL 5:22.
“and that your fruit should remain” = The production of divine good which lasts forever.

“that whatever you ask of the Father in My name, He may give to you” = The Doctrine of Prayer.

JOH 15:17, “This I command you, that you love one another”.

Miracles cannot accomplish what only God and His people can as they work together.

The Doctrine of the Deity of our Lord;
The Doctrine of the Hypostatic-union;
The Doctrine of Logistical Grace;

The Doctrine of The Baptism of the Spirit;
The Doctrine of Divine Discipline;
The Doctrine of the Fruit of the Spirit;

The Doctrine of the Filling of the Spirit;
The Doctrine of Suffering for Blessing;
The Doctrine of Divine Good;

The Doctrine of Salvation;
The Doctrine of Fellowship.
The Doctrine of Human good verses Divine good;

The doctrine of Positional Truth;
The Doctrine of union with Christ;
The Doctrine of Impersonal Unconditional Love;

The Doctrine of Happiness or Contentment.
The Doctrine of Election;
The Doctrine of Eternal Security.
The Doctrine of the Calling of God.

A lot of God’s people are shocked at the way that the Lord works as well as the kind of people that our Lord works with.

Whether you are shocked or free depends upon your understanding of the character and nature of God and the finished work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

If you cannot see the Lord Jesus Christ dwelling in fallen man or those with Old Sin Natures you will not see Him at all.

We are being fully trained to handle the outside pressures of adversity so that they do not become inside pressures of stress in the soul.

GAL 5:16 talks about walking by means of the Spirit and it is contrasted with carrying out the desires of the flesh - so that there is obviously a battle within all of us going on.

One of the greatest problems that we all need to deal with is the problem of guilt which cause many believers to fake the Christian way of life.

The Stereo Type Christian allows his old sin nature to rule his soul as a counterfeit spiritual nature which produces pseudo-spirituality.

By pseudo spirituality, I am referring to the carnal believer or the Stereo Type Christian.

  1. The Stereo type Christian is a believer filled with the mental attitude of fear, worry, anxiety, and bitterness; HEB 12:15.
  2. The stereo type Christian also tortures himself with self-induced misery especially in the realm of fear, which the includes worry and anxiety, and guilt and condemnation.
  3. The Stereo type Christian is also filled with hatred, which includes anger, even violence at times.
  4. The Stereo type can murder either mentally or physically; 1JO 3:15.
  5. The Stereo type Christian loves to feel sorry for themselves and fall into sins related to self-pity or sins related to guilt. (Like Jonah; Elijah).
  6. The Stereo type Christian activism include arrogance, pride, jealousy, implacability, bitterness, vindictiveness, inordinate ambition and inordinate competition, all motivational sins, and sinful thoughts.
  7. The Stereo type Christian is filled with verbal sins which include gossip, maligning, slander, judging, lying, and verbal deception.
  8. The Stereo Type Christian often gets involved with partying and usually their sins include chemical sins, sexual sins, criminal sins.
  9. Will you be influenced by doctrine and testify of TLJC as a member of the RFOG or will you be influenced by evil and become what 1JO 3:10 calls a disciple of the devil.
  10. Doctrine always exposes the plastic pseudo-stereo type Christian who lacks individuality and lays prey for the popular evangelists.
  11. The stereo type Christian Loser is someone who personally has believed in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
  12. The stereo type Christian Loser is totally ignorant of God's plan even though he is a member of the Royal Family of God, he doesn’t know what to do.
  13. The Stereo Type Christian substitutes what he assumes or feels must be God's plan for his life.
  14. The Stereo Type Christian concludes that the goal of the Christian life and spirituality is living moral.
  15. The Stereo Type Christian assumes that the key to the Christian life is a sweet personality.
  16. The Stereo-type Christian has no idea or concept about the plan of God.

No idea why they were created:
No idea of the Angelic Conflict.

No idea of how to communicate the Gospel properly.
No idea of the why there is Sin, Satan, and Suffering.

No idea of the Hypostatic-union and what undiminished deity and true humanity means concerning the Lord Jesus Christ.

No idea of the Church-age.
No idea of Mystery Doctrine.
No idea of the Total depravity of all mankind.

The only real measuring stick that we have is how many believers fulfill MAT 5:13-14 as it relates to the principle of the Pivot.

In MAT 16:3, the Lord rebuked the Pharisees and Sadducees because they could not discern the signs of the times?

We need to recognize the signs of the times in our day and age and also thank God for the believers today who are a part of the Pivot and fulfill MAT 5:13-16.

The role of salt in the ancient times and in in many cultures was used as a seasoning, a preservative, a disinfectant, and metaphorically it is used in the Bible signify permanence, loyalty, and durability.

COL 4:6, Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned, with salt, so that you may know how you should respond to each person.

MAT 5:13 does not say that the believer should use salt of the earth, rather it says that the believer is the salt of the earth.

Believer should be salt, or a preservative, a disinfectant, and metaphorically it is used in the Bible signify permanence, loyalty, and durability.

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