Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Peace of God which surpasses all comprehension shall guard your memory center. Part 3.
Sunday, July 29, 2001
1. Frame of Reference = the entrance or entryway or antechamber of the heart as the first place where metabolized doctrine goes.
2. The memory center = the place for recall of Bible doctrine.
Something will trigger your memory and suddenly you will recall things or an event or a person or a situation which floods into your conscious mind.
Part of the blessing of the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, is it will guard your memory center from those negative thoughts.
PHI 1:6 “He who has begun in you an absolute good work will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.”
PHI 2:13 “for it is God [the Holy Spirit] who is at work in you, both to will and to work above and beyond His good pleasure.”
1TH 5:24 “Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.”
JOB 23:14 “For He performs what is appointed for me, And many such decrees are with Him.”
There are changes being made in our life that we have no idea are being made by the divine power and the divine protection of God.
Satan, the accuser of the brethren, accuses Gods people day and night, REV 12:10.
1JO 2:1 “if anyone sins, we have an Advocate [defense attorney] with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;”
HEB 7:25 “Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of God the Father and He always lives to make intercession for us.”
ROM 8:26 “And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;”
Some bad memories are brought to the surface because of subjecting ourselves to negative thoughts and allowing garbage in the soul.
Many of us have not thought about horrible experiences that may have happened years ago, because the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension has been guarding our memory center from recalling them.
3. The conscience. “suneidesis” = “to know with.” The conscience is the place for the norms and standards that are developed from Bible doctrine.
The conscience excuses or accuses us.
Conscience distinguishes between right and wrong, and urges the individual to do what he recognizes to be right and restrains him from doing that which he recognizes to be wrong.
ROM 9:1 “I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit,”
If a man after God’s own heart, ACT 13:22, can fall so quickly and so far, surely we are all capable of similar failures.
The sin of omission refers to the times that we do not operate in the plan of God when we should.
Indifference, apathy, carelessness, disinterest, passiveness, and negligence are all enemies of the spiritual life and a contradiction to the calling upon your life, JOH 15:16.
The first wrong decision was to stay home in Jerusalem; he rejected his responsibility as the leader of the Israeli army.