Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Recognizing no man after the flesh. The new that has come.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This challenge is brought out by the demonstrative particle
behold, which means
The first is to translate it into the Latin it actually means, note this, note well, or now hear this.
nominative plural adjective kaine
literally it is
the new has come. The new things that have come includes such things as predestination, escrow blessings, the PPOG.
In the Church-age, we have ten unique things that believers in other dispensations do not possess, and which others in future dispensations will never possess.
a. The new things which have come refer to the baptism of the Spirit which results in the creation of a new spiritual species and the royal family of God.
1CO 12:13, For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
EPH 4:4-5, There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
GAL 6:15, For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.
He is creating something totally new, a brand new creation with a brand new life.
GAL 3:26-27, For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
TIT 3:5, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,
Your baptism also involved dressing you up in the adult spiritual life, our Lord’s life and the fulfillment of God’s original promise to be like Him in this life.
1JO 4:17, By this, love is perfected with us, that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.
GAL 3:26-28, For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
a. The baptism of the Spirit which means that in our Lord’s family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female.
b. That as a member of the royal family of God, you have the PPOG which is unique for the royal family of God only.
PHI 3:17 Brethren [members of the royal family], be co-imitators of me, and be having respect for the same ones, who walk according to the pattern you have in us.
The verb to walk is the present active participle of peripateo which is peripatounos which means to walk, to live, to progress, to conduct oneself.
However, it is not like the word stoicheo, which means to march in ranks, or to advance in ranks.
We are privileged when we are able to march with others who think the same things, maintain the same virtue-love, are united in soul, and our concentrating on the same objective, PHI 2:2. There comes a time when we have to go it alone and walk by ourselves with no one else except the Lord.
GAL 6:5, For each one shall bear his own load.
JAM 1:12, Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
1. We cannot stop normal living because as a part of the PPOG, we go through times of adversity and tribulation.
2. We cannot resent others who seem to be having a good time while we are in a state of sorrow, adversity and tribulations.
3. We cannot demand from our circle of friends that they remain with us in a state of grief or remorse through times of adversity and tribulation.
4. From the inventory of Bible doctrine in your soul comes the realization, the application of the Word of God.
5. In your sorrow, you must release your friends from the obligation to share the burdens you are personally carrying, and in some cases will carry for the rest of your life.
6. With your sorrow you will carry the fragrance of memories.
Our Lord was the prototype of this when He was betrayed by Judas,
MAR 14:40, And they all left Him and fled.
2TI 4:16, At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them. Paul was alone many times and he had to walk on his own.
ECC 3:4, There is a time to weep, and a time to laugh. There is a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
Do not resent them.
Do not hate them.
Do not impose the heavy burden of your sorrow and grief on them.
Christian virtue does weep with those who weep, and rejoices with those who rejoice, ROM 12:15.
1CO 12:26, And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
There comes a time when those who weep should be as those who did not weep,
1CO 7:30, and those who weep, as though they did not weep; and those who rejoice, as though they did not rejoice; and those who buy, as though they did not possess;
“Contrary to what might be expected, I look back on experiences that at the time seemed especially desolating and painful with particular satisfaction. Indeed, I can say with complete truthfulness that everything I have learned in my 75 years in this world, everything that has truly enhanced and enlightened my existence has been through affliction, and not through happiness. In other words, if it ever were to be possible to eliminate affliction from our earthly existence by means of some drug or other medical mumbo jumbo as Huxley messaged in “Brave New World,” the result would not be to make life delectable, but to make it too bangle and trivial to be endurable. This of course is what the cross signifies, and it the cross more than anything else that has called me relentlessly to Christ.”
“His words were infallible as He spoke them, and I cannot identify with infallible words. His words were miraculous, and I cannot identify with miraculous words.”
“His presence and His character were perfect, and I cannot identify with perfection. His pain was deep. That is what draws me relentlessly to Christ.”
PSA 119:67, “Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Thy word.”
Psa 119, “It was good for Me that I suffered that I might be a Priest.”
HEB 5:8, Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.
In the Christian life, there are certain things that are learned through the hardship and the disappointment and the disablements of life that no other ordeal can teach us.
PSA 23:4, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.”
It is good for me that I was afflicted.
Muggeridge said, It’s the cross more than anything else that draws me relentlessly to Christ.
You and I have to admit, the best lessons and the most permanent lessons learned in life are learned when it is the end of the road, no place to turn, crushing and brutal.
This principle also points to the study and growth of certain pastor-teachers in every generation, because they are prepared to study and prepared to stay with the word, and prepared therefore for growth.