The perfect environment that Adam lost is now given in the spiritual realm to the believer.


April 11, 2018

Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday,
April 11, 2018

The perfect environment in the Garden of Eden that the first Adam lost is now given in the spiritual realm to the believer who resides in the PPOG for the Church-age; Rev 21:4.

 

This will be consummated in the eternal state with perfect environment for all of eternity.

We also noted that the original design of marriage that the first Adam lost, can now be experienced in the spiritual realm by two believers in the Church-age who have both grown-up spiritually.

This becomes analogous to the eternal marriage between TLJC and His bride for all of eternity, Rev 21:9.

And by the way, how did the bride adorn herself?
In Rev 19:8, She adorned herself with experiential righteousness;

This is a righteousness that they produced which refers to living in the righteousness of God. This is not imputed +R but experiential righteousness.

Solomon when he says in ECC 12:1  Remember also your Creator [Jesus Christ] in the days of your youth [while you’re still young and you still have a lot of energy], before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no delight in them“;

In JOB 40:10, the Lord told Job to    “Adorn yourself with eminence and dignity; And clothe yourself with honor and majesty.”

The apostle Paul said to the doctrinal women in Ephesus;
1TI 2:9  Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments;

TIT 2:10 where the apostle Paul says “Do not cheat or embezzle others but show all good faith that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect.

We must go back to what is known as the laws of evidence found in the Mosaic Jewish Law as it applies to the divine law in the angelic conflict.

The laws of evidence are also found in passages like DEU 19:15  “A single witness shall not rise up against a man on account of any iniquity or any sin which he has committed; on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed.

These laws are given to protect a nation from self-destruction because nothing hurts the bride or the church like gossip and negativity.

MAT 18:16 speaking to the religious leaders and warning them  our Lord says “But if he does not listen {to you,} take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed.

Paul said in 2CO 13:1  This is the third time I am coming to you. Every fact is to be confirmed by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

The laws of evidence as they are found throughout the Bible  say, that there must always be two or more witnesses in any trial.

The answer is because anyone can say anything about anyone and someone will always believe it.

When it comes to witnessing the witnesses, two or more, must be interrogated separately and their testimony must agree, under separate interrogation.

Remember any effort that has self-glorification as its final endpoint is bound to end in disaster.

Why do we become so cynical and pessimistic about life when we have A LOT to be happy for and grateful for.

In correlation with this which is called Jewish Jurisprudence, when it comes to the angelic conflict, **** there are three witnesses in the Church-age, TLJC; the invisible hero; individual believer; and the third and final witness given but not necessarily needed, Christian marriage.

Just like TLJC and the winner believer is tested and interrogated separately, so marriage will be tested and interrogated separately as well.

The Bible does not say there has to be three witnesses. It says, there must be at least two.

You don’t need a third witness but the Lord allowed the third witness to be brought in to give even more credibility to the false accusations being made against Him.

What you need to concentrate upon is not marriage but you personally preparing yourself to become an invisible hero and letting God handle the rest.

Remember Psa 119:165  “Happy are those who love your word and do not get offended by the word or by others, who let the Law or doctrine guide them and direct them.”

The apostle Paul realized that he was suffering for the sake of others in the Church.

You just need to choose when to quit and what to quit on in life.

Do you get offended by the word of God, the personality of the pastor, the sound of his voice, or the way he states the truth.

In GAL 4:16  Have I therefore become your enemy by telling you the truth?

Do you believe 1JO 2:19  They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, in order that it might be shown that they all are not of us.

Prin: There are always reasons why people throw in the towel and quit on their commitment and dedication and devotion to the PPOG.

Many times people quit because they lack the discipline needed to continue and to be successful.

However, for the invisible hero of the Church-age, it is the second most  important witness in the appeal trial of Satan NOT Christian marriage.

The First witness = TLJC; Rev 1:1-2.
 

REV 1:1  The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond‑servants, the things which must shortly take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond‑servant John,
 

REV 1:2  who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.
 
 
 
 

In REV 1:5, notice what the Lord is called:  And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first‑born of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us, and released us from our sins by His blood,
 

So, (1) TLJC is called the faithful witness.

(2) The winner believer or invisible hero is called a witness for TLJC; LUK 24:48 “You are witnesses of these things.
(3) Marriage is the third witness;
Eph 5:32.

It was Solomon who said in PRO 24:5   A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power.

When that information is the metabolized mind or thinking of Jesus Christ, and the special spiritual intelligence required for our victory, then we will have made available to us everything we need to understand and combat the situation.

This spiritual intelligence which was once classified information, concealed and restricted from both angels and mankind, is what the Bible now calls a mystery.

It was such a mystery that even the elect and fallen angels had to be taught this mystery by the church.

For example; the angels rejoice in LUK 15:7  “I tell you that in the same way, there will be {more} joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety‑nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

In the dispensation of the Hypostatic Union, angels observed every part of the first advent and incarnation of our Lord, 1Ti 3:16 which says that He was “Beheld by angels.”

In 1CO 4:9, the apostle Paul said For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.

In Ephesians 3:10 we read in order that the multi‑faceted or many-sides of the wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.

Angels even observe the believers in the Church-age receiving commands from headquarters in heaven; 1Ti 5:21 I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality.