Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
June 15, 2018
As we go forward in the PPOG and fulfilling our personal sense of destiny, it is important that we also know not “what glorifies the Lord” but “how to glorify the Lord.”
1Co 3:17 God will destroy him, for the temple of God is Holy, and that is what you are.
You have not judged or evaluated the Lord’s body, His church, His temple, correctly.
For this reason many among you are weak [mentally] and sick [physically], and a number sleep or died.
Because they did not or do not discern the Lord’s spiritual body which is His church, also called His Temple.
They did not or do not discern the Lord’s physical body which He kept impeccable or His spiritual body which is His church and His Temple.
His spiritual body presently also known as His church, His Temple will forever be known as the bride of Christ for all eternity and it cannot be overstated or should ever be taken for granted; Pro 20:25.
The bride of Christ will be occupied with her right man, TLJC, for all of eternity and she will do whatever her husband desires for all of eternity.
Your life right now is being recorded by the Lord as to whether you are a winner believer or a loser believer, it all depends upon you!
ROM 12:6 says And since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let each exercise them accordingly:
1TI 4:14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed upon you.
1PE 4:10 As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
Notice the three main words I mentioned, exercise, neglect, serve.
Exercise — ROM 12:6, let each exercise their gift accordingly:
Neglect — 1TI 4:14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you,
Serve — 1PE 4:10 As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another
The operation of your spiritual gift has been given to serve others in the Temple of God or the Church of Jesus Christ.
How do you judge yourselves rightly?
PSD#1 – Rebound or confession of sin or rebound and recovery, if needed or necessary.
If you steal something, you are a thief who thinks you have the right to take what you can or whatever you are lusting after.
Satan loves to torture us to try and get even with us because our husband, TLJC, already shut the lid on his Angelic butt when He defeated Satan and the kingdom of darkness on the cross.
In Act 5, we have three believers mentioned, Ananias and Sapphira, who did evil in the sight of the Lord, and then a man called Barnabas, known as the son of encouragement.
They do understand how to “rob from God” because we are told that they did so in Mal 3:8-10.
“Look! He’s on his way!” A Message from the mouth of the GOD‑of‑the‑Angel‑Armies.
The Lord will take His place as a refiner of silver, as a cleanser of dirty clothes. He’ll scrub the Levite priests clean, refine them like gold and silver, until they’re fit for GOD, fit to present offerings of righteousness.
Notice that we are to be clean even before we make an offering to the Lord.
“Stop stealing from the Lord.”
Under the custodianship of God the Holy Spirit, His soul not only went to Paradise but He also visited Tartarus.
The third compartment or area of Hades, Tartarus, is the prison of the angels who were involved in Gen 6.
“Spirits in prison” are the “beni ha Elohim” or the “sons of gods” of Gen 6 or those fallen angels who were judged and incarcerated in Tartarus when the universal flood occurred on the earth, Jud 6; 2Pe 2:4.
“made proclamation” means that He proclaimed certain doctrines and informed those demons in prison that they had failed and God’s plan was right on time!
Our Lord’s human soul was in Hades in an interim body for three days and during the time that he was there he went to Tartarus.
Pe 3:20 Who – the relative pronoun refers to the sons of the gods, beni ha elohim, in prison now in Tartarus.
In the vacuum of their souls, they continued to worship the gods of Mount Olympus, who were not gods but demons.
God kept waiting under the principle that grace always precedes judgment.
The water that drowned the unbelieving world was also used to deliver the eight souls who were believers and true humanity.
At the moment of our salvation, the baptism of the Spirit made us members of the Royal Family of God.
Each member of Noah’s family in the ark is analogous to the believer who is union with the person of Jesus Christ.
Union with Christ delivers each member of the Royal Family of God from any form of divine judgment just like being with Noah and his family delivered anyone from the divine judgment of the flood.
Those eight souls were an anti-type or copy of what happens to us in the baptism of the Holy Spirit which is given only to those believers who are called “Temples or Body” during this Church-age.
For they were delivered from the catastrophe of the flood by being inside the ark just as we are delivered from the lake of fire by being in union with Christ, due to the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
The pledge of good conscience toward God begins with becoming a new spiritual species and a member of the royal family of God.
First the Lord went to Paradise then Tartarus, and then His next trip, from earth to the third heaven!
When Jesus Christ ascended, He was seated at the right hand of God the Father and received his third royal warrant, King of kings and Lord of Lords.
When our Lord Jesus Christ went to the fallen angels of Gen 6 in Tartarus, He announced to them a victorious proclamation, that they had not succeeded in their great attempt to prevent Him from coming in the flesh as true humanity.
The Holy Spirit transferred our Lord’s human soul from Paradise to Tartarus to make His proclamation.
He announced that He had come into the world as true humanity.
Then our Lord gave those demons an entire dissertation on the dispensation of the hypostatic union, and how He had been judged for the sins of the world.
He told them how their plot had failed, for true humanity had remained on the earth with Noah and his family.