Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Pennsylvania Conference 2005, Part 3.
The Church at Smyrna.

Wednesday, June 22 AM, 2005

Accusative plural direct object – ergon = “accomplishments.”

Completed –
perf-pass-part – pleroo = fulfilled, completed, or executed.

1. Pleroo = to fill up a deficiency.

Being controlled by the Holy Spirit fills up the deficiency of knowledge of the mystery doctrine of the Church Age – our ignorance of doctrine.

2. Pleroo = to fully possess.

The filling of the Holy Spirit inside the PPOG and walking by means of the Spirit means the Holy Spirit controls or fully possesses the soul of the believer rather than the sin nature.

The outside pressures of prosperity and adversity can create stress in the soul, which is tantamount to the sin nature controlling the soul.

We are either fully possessed by the filling of the Holy Spirit or by the sin nature.

3. Pleroo = to fill with a certain quality.

The filling of the Holy Spirit inside the PPOG provides a certain quality of life we need, the use of God’s power – divine omnipotence, the enabling power of the Spirit instead of the use of human power and ability.

4. Pleroo = to fully influence.

I have not found your accomplishments or production to fill up the deficiency in your life in the sight of My God.

I have not found your accomplishments or production to fully possess your life in the sight of My God.

I have not found your accomplishments or production to be filled with a certain quality of life in the sight of My God.

I have not found your accomplishments or production to fully influence your life in the sight of My God.

1. It is used in the New Testament for the believer being filled with the Spirit, EPH 5:18.

2. It is used for the pastor communicating doctrine or filling up the deficiency of the word of God among believers,
COL 1:25.

3. It is used for the humanity of Christ functioning inside of the PPOG for His life,
LUK 2:40.

LUK 2:40 And the Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing [pleroo] in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.

4. It is used for believers living inside the PPOG,
EPH 3:19, COL 1:9.

EPH 3:19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up [pleroo] to all the fulness of God.

5. It is used for capacity for happiness, in the PPOG, 1JO 1:4.

1JO 1:4 And these things we write, so that our joy may be made [pleroo] complete.

6. It is used for the priestly function of giving, PHI 4:18.

PHI 4:18 But I have received everything in full [pleroo], and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.

Pleroo = the execution or the fulfillment of God’s plan for the Royal Family of the Church-age.

“For I have not found your accomplishments completed, fulfilled, executed, accomplished.”

Not consistently enough to avoid distractions caused by the presence of the Jezebel cult in nearby Thyatira, as well as the Phallic cult in many of the other churches and the potential of dying the sin unto death because of cosmic involvement.

There is a historical downtrend in the city of Sardis – caused by inconsistency and instability of believers who vacillate between positive and negative volition, between the PPOG and the cosmic system.

1. The fulfillment of the Christian way of life and the completion of the plan of God for our lives must be motivated by the function of our royal priesthood inside the PPOG.

As a royal priest, every believer has a direct line to God – he represents himself before God, he evaluates himself, and he offers prayer for himself.

The privacy of your priesthood is related to the importance of the perception, metabolization and application of Bible doctrine and the resultant soul structure.

You can never learn anything if you are not objective, if you reject authority, or if you have any form of arrogance.

To learn Bible doctrine under the principle of perception requires a tremendous amount of objectivity.

Under the privacy of your priesthood, you must be able to define your life in terms of the PPOG, which means you must learn the technical language and vocabulary.

The royal priest’s self-improvement is based on the function of perception of doctrine, not upon the advice and counsel of others.

No believer can think, apply doctrine, or solve problems through the mind or the personality of another Christian.

The privacy of your priesthood permits the function of both your positive volition toward doctrine plus the right to metabolize and apply that doctrine to your own experience.

The only human dependence of the royal priesthood is the divine provision of your very own pastor-teacher and consistent positive volition under his teaching ministry.

Acts 20:28 – the Holy Spirit assigns a certain pastor to a certain congregation.

1PE 5:3 – there are certain believers who are allotted or assigned to a certain pastor.

Faithful Bible teaching from your right pastor demands your faith perception, metabolization, and application of that teaching to your own life as a royal priest.

Life in the PPOG is not only spiritual freedom under the filling of the Spirit, but spiritual independence within the framework of your royal priesthood.

As a believer-priest, you cannot fulfill your calling and the PPOG by advancing to spiritual maturity on someone else’s thinking, motivation, decisions, actions, advice, counseling, emotion, or even their leadership.

The first stage of spiritual adulthood is spiritual self-esteem, which is when you know how to do it on your own, and you no longer feel threatened by all the things in life that cause fear, worry, and anxiety.

a. Rebound as the basic technique for the recovery of fellowship.
b. A consistent prayer life.
c. Perception, metabolization, and application of doctrine to your own experience.

d. Worship (such as giving).
e. The sacrifices of life, such as praise, which is your doctrinal momentum resulting in spiritual adulthood and the manner of operating of virtue-love.

f. Divine viewpoint mental attitude from metabolized doctrine.
g. Self-motivation from metabolized doctrine.

Your priesthood demands that you live your own life as unto the Lord and take the responsibility for your own decisions.

1CO 4:5 Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men’s hearts; and then each man’s praise will come to him from God.

MAT 7:1-3Judge not, or you too will be judged, for in the same way you judge others you will be judged. And with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you again.”

God will not permit anyone to take His place in judging or evaluating other believers.

People will judge your life, your motivation, your decision making, and all the way to criticizing your personality.

We are under surveillance by a super-natural system of demon investigators.

“Who” not only refers to human beings but angelic beings as well.

a. The defense system against the accusations and the judging of Satan.

b. The truth that every believer must live his life as unto the Lord.

1. Some system of personality imitation
2. Some system of asceticism
3. Some system emotional activity
4. Some system of program spirituality

Many conform to a man’s opinion of spirituality rather than a doctrinal one.
They get on the band wagon of denominationalism for the sake of acceptance.

a. The opinion of the cosmos diabolicus.

b. The public opinion in churches which is generally legalism of some form or emotionalism of some form.

Elect – eklektos = those elected to privilege.

ISA 50:9Behold, the Lord God helps Me; Who is he who condemns Me?”

COL 2:18 Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize.

COL 2:16 Therefore let no one act as your judge in regard to food or drink.

GAL 5:7 You were running well; who hindered you from obeying doctrine?

REV 3:11 I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, in order that no one take your crown.

2JO 1:8 Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.

1. The fulfillment of the Christian way of life and the completion of the plan of God for our lives must be motivated by the function of our royal priesthood inside the PPOG.

2. True motivation is derived from Bible doctrine resident in the soul causing personal love for God, as the motivating virtue, and resulting in that functional virtue toward man, impersonal love.

3. No believer can fulfill the plan of God when he has false motivation.

Every believer has been enlisted in the spiritual army of God as a spiritual soldier of Jesus Christ.

Robert R. McLaughlin

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2003

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