Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The objective is to have money as your slave and perfect happiness as your master.

Saturday, August 23, 2003

They miss everything that is important in human relationship, because no human relationship is meaningful unless it is backed up by virtue love – impersonal love toward all.

Having true Biblical virtue means that you are in the place where God can train you – residence, function, and momentum inside the PPOG.

Having true Biblical virtue is a means of great profit because it is the beginning of the development of perfect happiness, becoming occupied with Christ, and having personal love for God.

Having perfect happiness in time means that God will give us the ultimate in suffering for blessing, evidence testing, and this is how living the spiritual life becomes a means of great profit, 1TI 6:6.

“Contentment” = perfect happiness, beginning with spiritual self-esteem, continuing in spiritual autonomy, and completed in spiritual maturity.

Being content with food and shelter means that if you are content with the basic things and you develop perfect happiness, then God can trust you with the most magnificent things in life, as packaged in your escrow blessings for time.

Providential preventative suffering at spiritual self-esteem is designed to put you in a state of weakness in that there is no human solution to the problems that you are facing.

1. People testing
2. Thought testing
3. System testing
4. Disaster testing

“On behalf of Christ” – the glorification of our Lord demands that the believer in spiritual self-esteem put muscle on that status, that he pass providential preventative suffering, to advance to spiritual autonomy, increasing his H+.

“Strong when weak” = the utilization of divine power for momentum in the spiritual life that God has provided for the Church-age believer.

To be “weak” means you must make maximum use of divine power, the basis for blessing in the midst of testing.

Providential preventative suffering brings you to the point where you realize life and the devil are bigger than you, and that you will not be able to solve your problems on your own.

To the extent that you have illusions about your so-called strong points, you are depriving yourself of the blessings of grace.

The objective is to have money as your slave and perfect happiness as your master.

God will never leave you in life, nor forsake you in dying.

The thing about the evil of loving money is that you do not have to have money to love it.

When a person loves money, money is their master.

Money is a great slave but a cruel master.

If you have capacity for life and enjoy money, then you are the master and money is the slave.

ECC 5:10-11 He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance {with its} income. This too is vanity. When good things increase, those who consume them increase. So what is the advantage to their owners except to look on?

Once you reach spiritual maturity, you have an entirely new and refreshing system of thinking, and you never think in terms of needs.

Once you reach spiritual adulthood, needs become inconsequential and so you do not have to spend time thinking about them.

Contentment and happiness is something you learn, not something you have, want, or anticipate.

When you have perfect happiness, what more do you need?

One of the greatest signs of prosperity is maximum use of perfect happiness.

Humiliation is associated with arrogance; being humbled is associated with spiritual growth and understanding God’s grace.

What we cannot learn from Bible doctrine, we must learn from adversity and undeserved suffering.

It is difficult for prosperity to successfully work in anyone simply because of arrogance.

1CO 4:7 What are you so puffed up about? What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if all you have is from God, why act as though you are so great, and as though you have accomplished something on your own?

To be initiated = to learn the secrets of the fraternity and to endure the testings of the fraternity.

“I have the power” = the availability of divine omnipotence for the execution of the spiritual life that God has provided for the Church-age believer.

PHI 1:21 “For me, living is Christ and dying is profit.”

“All things” = the three stages of spiritual adulthood, the problem-solving devices and the tremendous invisible impact on history.

Perfect happiness is increased at each stage of spiritual adulthood but it must be learned.

The source of this power is the Father, “through Him.”
EN + instrumental of agency = expresses personal agency.

ENDUNAMOO = “through Him who makes me strong,” or “through Him who pours the power into me.”

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