Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The one pattern or one model or one example or one copybook we are to follow.
Friday, November 10, 2000
PHI 3:17 “Brethren, be co-imitators of me, and be having respect for the same ones, who constantly walk according to the pattern you have in us.”
Pattern = an accusative masculine singular noun referring to one pattern or one model or one example, or one copybook – speaking of accuracy.
The New Testament are a copybook which teach us how to execute Gods purpose, will and plan for our lives.
Tupos – in the Fifth century, in the age of Pericles was used by the Greek dramatist Aeschylus.
Copybook = Bible doctrine or the New Testament epistles are a copybook which contain the mystery doctrine of the Church-age.
The Church-age, the pre-canon period of the Church-age which was between 30 to 96 AD.
Turn to Acts 19:11
The post canon period goes from 96 AD to the present time and up to the Rapture.
Turn to 1CO 14:8
Trumpet commands for assembly, to put on your equipment, to fall in, for moving out and forming in line.
Voice commands, where the voice could be heard.
Trumpet commands, which were used in combat where there was a great deal of noise.
The distinct sounds are given by the Holy Spirit in the mystery doctrine of the Church-age.
Turn to 1CO 14:8
Doing a right thing in a right way, even as imperfect human beings.
Distinct sound = perception and metabolization of mystery doctrine resulting in the momentum by which we execute Gods plan.
Learning Gods procedures is especially hindered by the two great enemies of the Christian: Ignorance and arrogance.
JAM 4:4 “You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”
1JO 2:15 “Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
LEV 22:21 “And when a man offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the Lord to fulfill a special vow, or for a freewill offering, of the herd or of the flock, it must be perfect to be accepted;”
DEU 32:4 He is the rock, His work is “perfect”,
ROM 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”