Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The real key to blessing is capacity for blessing.
Friday, July 3, 2009
7. Capacity through maximum doctrine resident in the soul then, is the key to blessing from God.
We have the potential for blessing in the imputation of divine righteousness, we have the justice of God on the giving end, and the righteousness of God on the receiving end.
Having success or a promotion, if you are minus the capacity for that success or promotion, will only make you miserable.
Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
Life’s real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
1CH 22:11 “Now, my son, the Lord be with you that you may be successful,”
Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
JOB 5:12 “He frustrates the plotting of the shrewd, so that their hands cannot attain success.”
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, but by the obstacles which they have overcome while trying to succeed.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
The phrase “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
People will listen more intently when you explain your mistakes than when you explain your successes.
Success usually always occurs in private but failure in full public view.
Minus capacity is the secret, and minus must become plus, and the only way it is possible is through Bible doctrine resident in the soul, and the means by which doctrine is transferred to the soul, is, of course, the perception on a daily basis.
8. Many people have success and accompanying misery, because they have no capacity for their success.
9. Many people are promoted into a perpetual state of misery and frustration, because they have no capacity for promotion, rank, power, or authority.
10. Blessing requires capacity for happiness, for that blessing.
God provides the capacity through doctrine resident in the soul, and there must be capacity before, not after.
There must be capacity before the blessing is imputed, or the imputation of divine blessing and the continual imputation of divine blessings is the basis for the glorification of the Lord Jesus Christ.
PHI 4:8 From now on, members of the Royal family of God, whatever is true [doctrinal], whatever is honorable [noble or worthy of respect], whatever is just [fair or right], whatever is pure [of proper motivation] whatever personal loves exist, whatever is commendable, if there is any virtue [and there is for the mature believer says the first class condition] and if anything worthy of praise [and there is for the mature believer says the first class condition], be concentrating on these things.
PHI 4:9 These things [doctrinal principles] also you have learned [manthano - learned from a teacher under strict academic discipline] and received [or accepted through metabolization of doctrine] and having heard [under discipline] and have understood by means of me [Paul’s teaching ministry]. Be putting these into action and the God of prosperity shall be with you, all of you [supergrace believers].
PHI 4:10-11 Now, I have received much inner happiness by means of the Lord greatly, that now at length you have revived your concern or thinking for me; indeed, you also were thinking about me, but you lacked the opportunity to express it. Not because I am speaking with reference to poverty or lack; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.
PHI 4:12 In fact, I have come to experience, or I have come to know how to be degraded. [That’s divine discipline for reversionism.] Also I have come to know, what it is to live in prosperity, [that’s supergrace, or ultrasuper grace.] In every place and in all circumstances I have been initiated into the mystery both how to be well fed, saturated with doctrine, and to hunger for more doctrine, leading to ultra super grace.
PHI 4:13 I have the endowed power, [maximum doctrine resident in the soul] to attain all things, [ultra super grace and dying grace] By means of the One, God the Holy Spirit who keeps on pouring the power, the doctrine into me.