Robert McLaughlin
Bible Ministries
Oregon Conference
Friday PM, March 27, 2009
SIT-WALK-STAND
Take a STAND
SIT-WALK-STAND
Take a STAND
in Relationships
MAIN MESSAGE
God’s pattern in His relationship with Satan communicates clearly that there is a time to say
“enough is enough”
in relationships.
For our struggle is not against flesh (sin natures) and blood (souls), but against the rulers (demon generals), against the powers (demon officers), against the world forces of this darkness (demon ambassadors), against the spiritual forces of wickedness (evil) in the heavenly places (the heavenlies). EPH 6:12
But realize this, that in the
last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy
…unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without
self-control, brutal, haters of (divine) good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God
…holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. 2TI 3:1-5
Why do the problems we have with relationships linger long after we have the bible verses to explain them away logically?
The phases of relationships…
Attraction Phase
Betrayal Phase
Cognizance Phase
Attraction Phase
When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy? JOB 38:7
Attraction Phase
Betrayal Phase
“But you said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’” ISA 14:13-14
“By the abundance of your trade (rekullah… the trafficking of slander for personal gain) you (Satan) were internally filled with violence, And you sinned…”
EZE 28:16
Betrayal Phase
For it was (God) the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him (the Lord Jesus Christ),  and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His (Christ’s) cross; through Him,
I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven. COL 1:19-20
Cognizance Phase
Human relationships have
a finite time period.
It’s time to stop giving people the benefit of the doubt when the evidence overwhelmingly shows their commitment
against you.
Take a STAND in relationships!
Be sober… be on the alert… 1PE 5:8a
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience… COL 3:12
When Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him,
“I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.” MAT 18:21-22
“Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they
will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” MAT 7:6
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.  For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy
…unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without
self-control, brutal, haters of (divine) good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God
…holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. 2TI 3:1-5
The Three Phases of
Relationships:
Attraction
Betrayal
Reconciliation Offer
Cognizance
“I Get It” I know where you stand… it’s clear to me
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