Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
FridayFebruary 06, 2015
1. The overall divine plan of God for all believers in the Church-age. 2. The personal sense of destiny or your very own personal drama just for you only.
There is the loser believer who also has a two-fold manner of living which we call Cosmic One and Cosmic Two.
These systems are designed by Satan to give precedence for creature credit rather than Creator credit.
1. C1 emphasizes arrogance and pre-occupation with self.C2 Emphasizes animosity, antagonism toward God and His plan.
2. C1 The Target: Ego, self‑consciousness of soul.C2 Target: Truth or doctrine.
3. C1 Result: preoccupation and obsession with self to the exclusion of God and man.C2. Result: antagonism toward Christ as the living Word and doctrine as the written Word.
4. C1 emphasizes self in contrast to God and objective reality.C2 stresses human viewpoint over Divine viewpoint.
5. C1 represents Satan’s attitude at time of his pre-historic fall.C2 represents Satan’s attitude at the time of man’s historical fall.
6. C1 - Believer in cosmic one assumes the arrogance inculcated with the attitude of Satan before human history.C2 - Believer becomes inculcated with the attitude of Satan during human history.
7. C1 - Believer is slave to self.C2 - Believer is a slave to Satan.
The believer in Cosmic one is said to be grieving the Spirit because the OSN controls the soul as well as indwelling the body.
EPH 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
This is an absolute; you’re either filled with the Holy Spirit and inside the Pre-Designed Plan of God (PPOG) which is 100% spirituality, or you’re in the cosmic [world] system, which is 0% spirituality and 100% carnality.
2PE 1:10‑11, Therefore brethren, be all the more diligent or more motivated [this is from your perception of doctrine and the ability to recognize your invisible assets]
to make certain about His calling and election; For as long as you practice these things [fulfillment of the PPOG, perception of doctrine],
you will never stumble [become a loser in cosmic system]. For in this way [execution of the PPOG],
your entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ [this is at the judgment seat of Christ when you are in the state of ultimate sanctification in the resurrection body]
will be will be abundantly supplied to you [conveyance of the escrow blessings to winners in the eternal state].
There is a means of tapping into the eternal riches that God elected you to receive when you become a winner believer.
a. The temporal state is from the time of salvation through faith in Christ until either physical death or the rapture occurs. b. Interim state in 2CO 5:8.c. The eternal state.
The temporal state and your dedication in the PPOG determines whether you enter eternity abundantly or deficiently, rich or poor, winner or loser.
For there are going to be rich and poor believers, relatively speaking, forever and ever and ever in the eternal state!
They will not be poor as we think of poor but they will suffer loss of rewards and what they had been elected to receive; 1CO 3:11-15.
1. “drifted off course from grace,” GAL 5:4.
2. Shame at the Judgment seat of Christ, HEB 12:15.
3. “Lukewarm” in REV 3:15-16.
4. “shipwrecked,” 1TI 1:19.
5. “Psycho” or a double-minded believer, JAM 1:8.6. Fail to metabolize doctrine, JAM 1:22-24. 7. “The enemy of the Cross,” PHI 3:18-19.
A “loser” never means loss of salvation, it means spiritually poor in time and spiritually poor compared to the winner believer in eternity.
And by the way, many believers lack a capacity for financial blessing because, believe or not, they are too gracious.
2CO 9:6, “Now this I say, he who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly; and he who sows bountifully shall also reap bountifully.”
LUK 6:38, “Give, and it will be given to you in a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they [blessings] will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
PRO 11:24-25, One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
Positive decisions regarding Bible doctrine and the PPOG leads to life and prosperity, DEU 30:15-19.
Negative decisions regarding Bible doctrine leads to residence in Satan’s cosmic systems, 1JO 2:15-17.
Positive volition toward doctrine = spiritually rich in time, spiritually rich in eternity.Negative volition toward doctrine = spiritually poor in time, spiritually poor in eternity.
The second state of the believer is called the interim state. The “interim state” is the in-between state.
The “interim state” is a state of equality. Both winners and losers, rich or poor believers, have interim bodies and great happiness.
The “Judgment seat” of Christ in the eternal state determines and distinguishes between “rich and poor” and “winners and losers” in the spiritual realm.
You can reject that which God wills. God’s desire is to bless you, and He has, however your desires can cause you to reject His blessings.
Just like God’s desire for the unbeliever is to be saved but His perfect complete desires are not always fulfilled. 2PE 3:9 “The Lord is not willing for any to perish but for all to come to a change of mind [repentance]”.
Human volition can and does reject the saving work of Christ and the Christian way of life.
Now, this brings out a very important aspect of election. There is a means of tapping into the eternal riches that God elected you to receive! So Peter says in 2PE 1:11, for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom.
1TI 6:17 To those who are rich in this present age, instruct them not to be arrogant and not to have confidence in the uncertainty of riches, but to depend upon the God, who richly supplies us abundantly with all things for our pleasure and enjoyment.
The Greek says 1TI 6:18 To be producing divine good,
in good works is the prepositional phrase en plus the locative of kalos which is kalois plus ergois which means in honorable works or deeds.
to be generous is a pres-act-inf of eimi which means to keep on being and then we have the adjective eumetadotous which means to be generous, to be liberal, ready or free to give.
ready to share is the accusative plural adjective koinonikous which means to be liberal in giving.
Once you give your time, talent or treasure under the filling of the Spirit and motivated by doctrine in the soul, whatever you do, it has eternal value and you will be rewarded by God in time and in the eternal state.
MAT 10:42 "And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you he shall not lose his reward."
MAR 9:41 "For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward."
God not only give us prosperity but He also gives us capacity for life, capacity for money, capacity for generosity.
ECC 5:19 Furthermore, as for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered him to eat from them and to receive his reward and rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God.
MAT 16:27 "For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and will then recompense every man according to his deeds."
In 1CO 3:8, the apostle Paul said....but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
Winner believers are the unknown, unsung heroes of history during the Church Age.
Winners have a prominent place in the Millennium and in the eternal state.
Some will have the incorruptible crown for mastering their O.S.N. 1CO 9:25.
Some will have the crown of rejoicing for being soul winners, 1TH 2:19.
Some will have the crown of life for enduring trials, heartaches, disasters and coming out glorifying the Lord, JAM 1:12.
Some will have the crown of righteousness for loving His appearing or being totally occupied with TLJC, 2TI 4:8.
Some will have the crown of glory for being willing to feed the flock of God, 1PE 5:4.
They are going to have the Coat of Arms of our Lord REV 3:12.
They are going to be kings, REV 1:5.
They are going to rule on the earth for 1,000 years, REV 20:6.
After that, there's the tremendous access to the New Jerusalem, REV 21:7.
The demonstration of the reality of freedom and its significance and connotation comes from the fact that in eternity there are going to be vast differences among believers.
"In this life we plug along, we plod, we become involved in routine, we take in doctrine today, tomorrow, the next day, and the next (or we should).
We meet all kinds of tests, distractions, and problems, but we keep going, keep concentrating, "keep on keeping on" one day at a time.
There is no flash in the pan, no special recognition, no fanfare, The years past, and suddenly life is over.
When we come to the end of our road and look back, we will see a switchback - from positive to negative to positive - as we have fluctuated in our attitude toward the Word of God.
No human being with an old sin nature will have a perfect record; no one will have followed a straight path. But the question will be, What has predominated?
Have we been positive toward doctrine or consistently negative?
How far has our positive volition carried us? Have we cracked the maturity barrier? Have we advanced beyond maturity?
Have we persisted in learning doctrine one day at a time, day after day?
We have been given doctrine, and - except in special cases - sufficient time to grow up spiritually. How have we handled these assets?
When you stop to think of how easy it is for people to get away from doctrine and of how difficult it is to be consistent, the importance of this issue becomes emphatic
God's plan is simple, the issues and objectives are clear-cut. But life can become very complicated when we manufacture our own problems, when our friends manufacture problems for us, when life itself adds problems and distractions of its own.
At the Judgment Seat of Christ you will be on your own facing the Lord of Glory.
Christianity is personal, and you must answer for yourself.
In life, you may have evaded the responsibility for your own decisions; you may have found others to blame or to lean on; you may have developed an exceptional ability to make excuses.
But in front of the omniscient King of Kings, you will not be able to evade, to compensate, to laugh it off, to find any excuse
He has all the facts! The evidence is all in the mind of Christ: He knows your every thought during your every moment on earth, and if doctrine resides in your soul, He recognizes His own thoughts in you.
He knows your true attitude toward His Word. The frailty of every excuse you ever made for declining to learn doctrine is no secret to Him
You are standing in front of the Person who provided the means of overcoming even legitimate excuses!
More than ever before, when you face Him, you can only say, "No excuse, Sir." Perhaps for the first time, you will accept full responsibility for your own decisions.
By the time you reach the Judgment Seat of Christ (in fact, as soon as you die), it will be too late to do anything about your evaluation.
There is no way to sway the Judge, no way to obscure the facts. Your efficiency report will cover the period of time between your salvation and your departure from the earth.
THE TIME TO LEARN DOCTRINE IS NOW!"