Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday March 29, 2015

The principle behind the so-called "Three Wise Men," who many believers did not know were not believers in TLJC.
It is true that they came to worship Him but that's because they were what we noted this past week as polytheist who believe in many gods that they should worship.

Anyone who thinks there is another door to get to get God other than our Lord Jesus Christ is a thief and a robber meaning all polytheists, those who believe than there's more than just one way to God, are thief's and robbers.
TLJC is the only shepherd who can lead His sheep to God the Father.

It refers to those assigned to protect the doorway into heaven. which refers to an angel.

GEN 3:24, The Lord drove the man out of the garden; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim, and the flaming sword which turned every direction, to guard the way to the tree of life.

The Kenneth Wuest Greek Translation says I and the Father are one in essence

The Original Greek translation says "I and the Father are one and the same (in essence)" It means that They are two different persons but they have identical essence.

Our Lord taught monotheism, the fact that there is only one God.

ACT 4:12 "And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved."

REV 15:4 "Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Thy name? For Thou alone art holy; For all the nations will come and worship before Thee, For Thy righteous acts have been revealed."

Either our Lord is a liar and a fraud and the Bible is a book filled with lies or he is truly who He says He is and the Bible, in its original language is truly the word of God and from God.

We are monotheist which refers to the belief in one God not  polytheist, the belief in many gods.

We believe in one God who has three distinct personalities, who we call the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

I could be very technical and show you how all of the illustrations have some form of consistency in them but the preciseness and accuracy of the illustration is not the goal I seek to accomplish.

My goal is simply to illustrate an analogy which will serve to cause you to understand the concept of the Trinity in a simplistic way.

The yolk represents God’s “Person,” His Being, and His Holiness which no man can see and is called unapproachable light, (1TI 6:16).

1TI 6:16, He alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light; whom no man has seen or can see.

Then we have the egg white which could be used to represents God the Holy Spirit because as God’s Person is unapproachable, the Spirit illustrated by the “white” of an egg acts as insulation of the shell from the yoke.

We know that it is through the Holy Spirit that God can communicate, and speak through and interact with mankind.

Then there is the egg shell, the part of the egg that can be seen that reveals the presence of a yoke or in the analogy the presence of God the Father.

Using the analogy of the egg, as the shell of an egg reveals the presence of the yoke, to see TLJC is to see and realize who God the Father is and the fact that He is present.

As the white of an egg connects the yoke with the shell, so the ministry of the Holy Spirit unites the visibility of TLJC with the invisibility of God the father for us to understand.

Under the principle of spiritual metabolism, when of the spiritual egg we do so by the ministry of the Holy Spirit united us together with the Father.

JER 15:16 Thy words were found and I ate them, And Thy words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Thy name, O Lord God of hosts.

EZE 3:1-3, Then He said to me, "Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and He fed me this scroll. And He said to me, "Son of man, feed your stomach, and fill your body with this scroll which I am giving you." Then I ate it, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth.

Our Lord's person is identified by the shell which is joined to the Father by means of the Holy Spirit, because God’s Spirit is said to be the Father's well as the Son's.

The principle of the body, soul and spirit, which man possessed in the original creation of mankind.  GEN 1:27  And God created man in
His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

1TH 5:23, Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ

Because mankind lost his human spirit the day that he sinned, he needed to be born again or needed a new human spirit which he does receive on the day he is born again, JOH 3:3-7.

Our body is analogous to our Lord Jesus Christ, the overt manifestation of who we are.

Our Human spirit is analogous to God the Holy Spirit, the human spirit acts as that part of us that unites our physical body with our soul, the real you, or in the analogy, the Holy Spirit acts as our human spirit and unites us with the Father and the Son.

That leaves the soul which is analogous to God the Father and the real you who we are made in the image of God.

Our human spirit (analogous to the HS) is designed to operate with the physical body (analogous to TLJC) to unite us with our soul (analogous to God the Father) which is the real person.

It was the Father’s desire to join His Spirit with all of us as well for He has said - “They shall be My sons and daughters” (2CO 6:18).

In order to accomplish this union with God and man, He allowed His Shell [TLJC] to be broken with the weight of our sins to cleanse us from our entire sin nature.

Through the brokenness of the Shell, TLJC, the Spirit white pours out into our beings through our faith in what was done and believers are joined with the yolk, for it is by One Spirit we have access to God the Father (EPH 2:18).
There was "A GROUP OF MEN" who were watching the prophecy that Daniel spoke who were waiting for it to be fulfilled.

These men were known as the "Three Wise Men" as history records for us but even history misses out on the details concerning THEM, because they were really known as the Magi and were made up of more than just three.

They are called the "Three Wise Men" because they brought three important gifts which were also related to prophecy because the gifts they brought spoke of the prophetic kingship of our Lord, and also His death and burial.

1. Gold--Daniel said in 9:25 that the coming Messiah was to be a "prince,"  a term that reveals royalty and the perfect gift for a king.

2. Frankincense-- an incense that was used for the "purpose of cleansing and putting perfume upon a corpse.

3. Myrrh--The Jews used Myrrh for embalming bodies for burial preparation.

The Daniel prophecy contained all the information which the Magi needed to know to bring these gifts.

How did the Wise Men know that the star they saw in the Heavens was so special that they were willing to travel hundreds of miles to Jerusalem?

They were followers of a Pagan god called Zoroaster who also promoted astrology and the reading of the stars.

Even though they do not believe in God or Jehovah Elohim in the sense of trusting Him for salvation, they did, however, respect His word, though not concerning their need for salvation.

Like the demons in JAM 2:19, they believed that God existed but they were also polytheist, they believed in the worship of other gods as well.

Just believing in  the truth doesn't always count, it's knowing and trusting and relying and humbling yourself to the point of applying that which you know that really counts and matters.

These men were not even Jews; many believe they were Iranians or Iraqis as followers of King Nebuchadnezzar.

Jesus said, "that horrible judgments would  come them because they you did not know or recognize the time of your visitation." (LUK 19:44)

The Lord had every right to expect the people would know precisely when He would appear, because He had revealed the precious secret over 600 years before His birth to the prophet Daniel.

If your spiritual eyes are open and receptive to the Spirit, your faith will be dramatically increased.

The fact that Daniel was a high official of the royal government of Babylon is also highly significant in our study, because only high government officials or high religious leaders had access to books.

The Wise Men were Magi, and at the time were of the order of the Pagan Medo-Persian religious god called Zoroaster.

The Magi were ancient interpreters of dreams and were astrologers (monthly prognosticators), enchanters, sorcerers, and magicians.

Whenever any pagan king of that day conquered another nation, he would take their best young men and their best "Wise Men" to his court to advise him.

The Magi had always held Daniel in very high esteem, because he had saved the lives of the Magi in Daniel's day.
King Nebuchadnezzar had a horrifying dream sent to him from God, a dream he could neither recognize the details nor what it meant.

The King gathered together all his "Wise Men", including Daniel, and demanded they tell him what the dream was and what it meant.

As the King's soldiers were rounding up all the Wise Men to put them to death, Daniel asked for a one-day extension.

That night, after much prayer from Daniel and his three friends, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, that God would reveal the dream to Daniel.

God made the dream known and King Nebuchadnezzar spared the lives of Daniel, his three friends, and all the Magi.

They did not become believers in God as the only god of the universe; rather, they believed Him to be the most powerful god of that time period, and certainly very powerful during any age.

They were worshippers of the legendary Zarathustra, whom many Satanists consider to be the forerunner of the real Antichrist, including a lot of those in Iraq and Iran who follow the Sun god even today.

The Magi knew of all Daniel's writings, and undoubtedly had copies of the Book of Daniel, and therefore, they knew of the prophecy of DAN 9:24-27.

At the time of the appearance of the Star, they knew they were within a lifetime of this prophecy coming to pass.

Their knowledge of this remarkably precise prophecy, plus the promptings of the Holy Spirit, caused them to embark on the very long journey to Israel to pay their homage to the Jewish Messiah.

God foretold to the exact day when the Jews would be officially presented their long-awaited Messiah! [Fulfilled to the letter, MAT 21:1-11.

DAN 9:24, "Seventy weeks or 490 years have been decreed for your people [Daniel's people - the Jews] and [Daniel's] holy city [Jerusalem],

In the first 69 weeks of prophecy or in 483 years that the Messiah will make an atonement for sin or deal with sin once and for all as our Lord did and completed at the end of the first 483 years of the prophecy.

There is still more to be accomplished which He will accomplish at the end of the last week or the seventh week of the prophecy when the Tribulation period is fulfilled and then at the Second Advent the Millennial Reign will begin.

Once this happens then our Lord will fulfill the four unconditional covenants or promises that He promised the Jews He would fulfill.

1.  The Abrahamic Covenant defines the race for client nation Israel. Abraham became a Jew at age 99; circumcision was the sign, GEN 12:1‑3, 13:15‑16, 15:18.

2.  The Palestinian Covenant defines the land for client nation Israel, GEN 15:18; NUM 34:1‑12; DEU 30:1‑9; JOS 1:3‑4.  This is the real estate of the client nation.

3.  The Davidic Covenant defines the dynasty for client nation Israel, 2SA 7:8‑16; PSA 89:20‑37.

4.  The New Covenant defines the restoration of the client nation Israel  at the Second Advent and its millennial modus operandi, JER 31:31‑34.

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