Every believer is given a manifestation of the Holy Spirit.


January 19, 2020

Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin

As we continue with our subject on the Dispensation of the Hypostatic Union, *** The Lord was teaching His disciples the relationship between agape-love and the commands or the doctrines our Lord gives to all of His disciples concerning how to live and how to love.

As most of you know by now a dispensation is usually defined as a “period of time” in which God works together with man in a particular way.

And, although this may not seem like a very important principle of doctrine to some,  it is so important that we all need to learn and apply the correct doctrine to our spiritual life and our personal sense of destiny.

Now, what we have been doing is really studying the New Mystery Doctrines that the disciples of our Lord will have to learn first for themselves, before they can teach it to others.

First of all, we are told that the spiritual gifts that are given in the Church-age, and are distributed to certain individuals that God the Holy Spirit chooses what gift is given to whoever He decides to give the gift to; 1Co 12:11.

This is another passage that reveals to us that God the Holy Spirit is also called Jehovah in the Hebrew and  Kurios in the Greek;  2CO 3:17-18.

Notice what we have here: First, each one of us is given a manifestation of the Holy Spirit by means of the gifts that God the Holy Spirit gives to all of us.

The key word here is the word “manifestation” because that’s what the gifts of the Holy Spirit are designed and created for, which is to manifest the different spiritual gifts that are for the common people.

Now, this is a passage that makes it crystal clear that the Holy Spirit is the sovereign ruler of all the spiritual gifts given to the church as she is called the body of Christ.

However, there was one exception and that is when the Lord Jesus Christ was the One who appointed certain men to certain authoritative positions within the Church.

Notice the word ascended because at the ascension we are told that our Lord descended and went down to Paradise, which is a compartment located somewhere underneath us in Hades, also known as Hell, and then He ascended back to the face of the earth.

Paradise is where the Old Testament believers will remain until they stand before the Lord and give Him the glory simply by revealing agape-love to anyone who would listen to His Glorious Gospel.

In other words, for a short period of time our Lord was going back and forth with the ascension and the descension, as well as leading those Old Testament believers who were captive in Paradise waiting to be able to go to heaven that is, for the first time.

By the way, if anyone is wondering what our Lord was doing after He died on the cross, He went to Hades to pick up and bring home the Old Testament believers who had been waiting for the Lord and His timing to put all these things in motion.

Secondly, there were also fallen angels in Hades, who were known as the Criminal Angels who had violated the rules of the Supreme Court of Heaven; 1Pe 3:18-22.

Also, the scriptures seem to say something about the angels or the Nephilim who were considered to be super creatures and according to the justice and righteousness of God will have their day in court as well.

This is the period in human history when the Lord almost shut down planet earth for without light and the energy that comes from the sun, planet earth would simply self-destruct.

Now, here comes the Royal Flush of the communicational gifts gifts as given to all of us in EPH 4:11  And He [TLJC] gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,

Now, with all these passages it is extremely important to remember what 1CO 10:11 says concerning Old Testament passages, now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.

Notice that we have examples to learn from and to live by.

We need to believe that these fantastic principles of doctrine are available to all of us and if we desire to be a “winner believer” we need to perceive, metabolize and apply what the Spirit is saying to the Christian churches who desire to bring glory to our Lord.

In fact, there also seems to be some very interesting doctrinal conclusions that as believers under grace and truth, we can bring glory to the Lord and receive fantastic blessings from our Father’s justice and love.

By the way, the justice of God is the secret for the winner believers in the Church-age who recognize that the justice and the righteousness of God is the believer’s road to success, spiritually speaking.

In 1CO 10:6, the apostle Paul says it again in a little different way;  Now these things happened as examples for us, that we should not crave evil things, as they also craved.

This is another reason why our Lord loves to confront us face to face,  because He wants us to know the effects of having a positive outlook on life and not a negative one.

Many of these different problems and trials that come our way, we need to be sure that we understand how to respond to them and how to glorify our Lord through the use of the PSD’s for every Church-age believer.

In Joh 8, the woman who was caught in the very act of her sexual immorality, was not the real issue behind the passage, the real issue was the evil behind the self-righteous scums alive on earth today.

JOH 8:9, it wasn’t until the woman caught in adultery was left alone with the Lord that she was set free.

JOH 16:32  “Behold, an hour is coming, and has already come, for you to be scattered, each to his own home, and to leave Me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.

We are getting ready for some life changing principles which is why many of us have had to deal with certain problems that caught us by surprise and suddenly to mislead us, or deceive us.

Eye gate + Ear gate = JOH 12:43  for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.

GAL 1:10  For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.

He means that the two cannot walk together when they are total opposites mentally speaking but the real issue is either please God or please man; Amos 3:3.

The woman caught in adultery learned the lesson that to be left alone with God is the only true way of arriving at an accurate knowledge of ourselves and our ways.

No matter what we may think about ourselves, or what others may think about us; the real question is what does God think about us?

We all need, from time to time, to examine our own lives in light of Bible doctrine; 2Co 13:5.

We all need to be honest with ourselves and be open to correction from our Lord and ask Him to reveal to us, what changes we need to make in our lives, not other people’s life, but ours.

David was a man after God’s own heart and this is one of the things that David asked the Lord to do; PSA 26:2 Examine me, O Lord, and try me; Test my mind and my heart.

JER 12:3  But Thou knowest me, O Lord; Thou seest me; And Thou dost examine my heart’s attitude toward Thee.

In Jer 13:1-11, God instructs the prophet Jeremiah to act out a lesson for the people by wearing a piece of linen around his waist which is called the  “waistcloth”  or what we call today, our underwear.

After many days, Jeremiah is instructed to return to the Euphrates and retrieve his hidden undies.

Once there, the prophet finds the underwear in a disgusting state and judges it “ruined and useless.” God then informs him that the pride of Judah and Jerusalem will be ruined in the same way as his revolting underwear.

The underwear interpretation says that God tells Jeremiah to go out and buy himself a new linen undergarment but forbids him from letting water touch it.

After wearing the waistcloth for some time, God tells the prophet take it off and hide it in the cleft of a rock near the Euphrates.

After many days, Jeremiah is instructed to return to the Euphrates and retrieve his hidden undies.

Once there, the prophet finds the underwear in a disgusting state and judges it “ruined and useless.”

The pride of Judah and Jerusalem will be ruined in the same way as his revolting underwear, by cleaving to the loins or guts of a man, so God says, I have caused you cleave unto me as the whole house of Israel.”

The point is that there are winner believers and loser believers, and it is the loser believer who says; “No to God.”

Why?

Because they think something like this;

I am a rock — I am an island.

No one can get close to me,

Because that is the way I want it to be

I’ve built walls within — and walls without

I’ve cried, I’ve laughed as I go about

I keep away and hide from others

Even though they are my brothers.

I have no need of friendship, friendship causes pain.
It’s laughter and it’s loving I disdain.

Why?

Because they think that they are a rock and an island.

Don’t talk of love, (they say)– I’ve heard the words before.
It’s sleeping in my memory and it’s right at my door.

I won’t disturb the many feelings that have died
Because If I never loved I never would have cried.

I am a rock, I am an island

I have my books — And my poetry to protect me.
I am shielded in my armor – I’m Hiding in my room;,

I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock
I am an island

A rock feels no pain – and an island never cries