Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

"For this very purpose I raised you up, to demonstrate My power.".

Sunday, August 22, 2010

In the ancient world, in patriarchal times, the elder son enjoyed the privileges of precedence in the household and at the father’s death received a double share of the inheritance and became the recognized head of the family, as it is stated in
NUM 8:17.

This is a reference to Pharaoh Amenhotep the Second, a Pharaoh was an Egyptian king or tyrant.

“I have caused you to continue in history.”

When we find ourselves in danger, whether personal, national, or international, we need to realize that these things are permitted to continue in history so that the power of God may be demonstrated through us.

Many times in human history God has demonstrated His power by means of some evil ruler, (such as Nero, Stalin, Hitler, Hussein).

Many times in human history God has demonstrated his power by means of some evil people.

Many times in human history God has demonstrated His power by means of believers who are negative toward Bible doctrine.

PSA 76:10, “God uses the wrath of man to praise Him.”

By means of the hardness of Pharaoh’s heart, God is going to demonstrate His power in such a way that it will have an effect on two entire generations.

By means of the hardness of Pharaoh’s heart, God is going to demonstrate His power in such a way that it will have an effect on two entire generations.

An effect on the entire world.

This also affects many individuals throughout the world.

Heathenism
If anyone in any part of the world, no matter how geographically isolated, at the point of God consciousness expresses in his soul a desire to know God, and a desire to have a relationship with God, then God will provide, some way and some how, that information.

Instead of God using the internet or satellite radio, or television, He used the hardness of one man’s heart to get the Gospel message and His power throughout this region.

This is a perfect illustration of the divine decrees or that which God has determined to happen, bringing glory to God even through man’s negative volition.

Our human limitations constantly restrict our ability to know and understand God.

PRO 16:4, “The Lord has made everything for its own purpose, even the wicked for the day of evil.”

ISA 45:7,  “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.”

JOB 21:30 For the wicked is reserved for the day of calamity; they will be led forth at the day of fury.

You know it’s very easy to control an angry person and even the Lord does that as they are led forth in the day of fury.

PSA 76:10 in the Jerusalem translation which says; man’s wrath only adds to Your glory;

God used the wickedness of self-righteousness to magnify His grace. We saw it in GEN 50:20, with the evil and jealousy of Joseph’s brothers.

Inevitably the Lord will be glorified even when men perform the greatest evil of which they are capable of performing.

2CO 13:8, For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.

Point 1.
Definition.
An open door refers to the grace opportunity related to giving meaning, purpose, and definition to your life.

Since your salvation, you have the opportunity to become an anonymous invisible hero of this decade through historical impact.

Point 2. The First Door of Opportunity in Scripture Is the Door of Salvation.

JOH 10:9, “I am the door, if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out and find pasture [logistical grace provision for the believer in Christ].”

ACT 14:27,  And when they had arrived and gathered the church together, they {began} to report all things that God had done with them and how He had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.

Point 3. The second door of opportunity in life is the door of communication of truth.

This door is related to the three categories of truth:
The laws of divine establishment, the gospel, and Bible doctrine.

COL 4:3, Also, at the same time praying for us that God would open a door to communicate the mystery of Christ.

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