Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Pennsylvania Conference 2006. Part 4.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Point 3. Questions and Principles We All Need to Answer and Understand in Relationship to the Doctrine of Shame.

He wants to bring me to heaven and announce my name before His Father and His angels –
REV 3:5 “Thus the winner shall be clothed in white garments and I will never blot out his title [the winner is knighted at the Judgment Seat of Christ] out of the book of life. In fact I will acknowledge his title in the presence of My Father and before His angels [a formal presentation].”

a) God is aware of my lack of capacity for blessing and He seeks to adjust that through divine principles such as the law of volitional responsibility and divine discipline, GAL 6:7, HOS 8:7.

1CO 15:41 – resurrection bodies differ in glory and in the glorified state.
DAN 12:3 – some resurrection bodies will shine brighter than others.

b) When I reject the correction of God in my life, things become worse and what is not restrained eventually becomes lawless.

c) If the Lord does not go before me, I am on the wrong track.
DEU 31:8 “And the Lord is the one who goes ahead of you [the point]. He will be with you. He will not fail or forsake you. Do not fear and do not panic.”

d) I must also learn that many times it takes divine discipline to discover who is really in charge.

a) I have been given the capacity to love the Lord and at the same time I have been given the discipline to fear and respect the Lord.

b) I have the option of learning and using the spiritual skills to glorify God or the option to live for myself and my goals and my plans.

The believer who does not recognize the authority of the infallible word of God as the mind or thinking of Christ can never find happiness.

c) For those believers who reject authority there is only pain and suffering in the form of two biblical doctrines: the law of volitional responsibility, HOS 8:7; GAL 6:7-8; COL 3:25, and the law of divine discipline in three categories – warning, intensive, dying.

COL 3:25 For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality.

d) Through divine discipline I learn two things: volition is an issue in life, and divine punishment is the alternative to positive volition to doctrine.

e) Through the spiritual skills I learn that God provides my needs, PHI 4:19,13.
PHI 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

PHI 4:19 “And my God will supply every need of yours on the basis of His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

a) How can I trust JOH 3:16 or ACT 16:31 and ever doubt the divine promises and Bible doctrines which teach me that God has provided in eternity past all of my needs?

b) What God does not provide, I do not need.

1CO 3:8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

MAT 16:27 “For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and will then recompense every man according to his deeds.”

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