Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Why Satan & His Demons Attack The Great Commission & Skills You Need To Learn To Stop The Deception!
The present middle participle of the verb antitassomai which means to be against, to oppose: to resist, to fight against).
This is not talking about never breaking or never disagreeing with the laws of the land, this is an habitual resistance.
How are you treating the minister of God?
- “Go therefore and make disciples or students of all the nations.”
- They were to teach them about the spiritual baptism of being in union with our Lord as they would reveal to their converts that they had been baptized in the name or the nature of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
- The Head and the Body.
- The Shepherd and the Sheep.
As a sheep you have an under Shepherd (P-T) who the Lord assigned you to as an authority you are to give double-honor to.
- Baptism also points to the relationship that exists between you and the Lord as the Vine and the Branches
- There is the relationships we have through baptism where our Lord is the Cornerstone of the building and we are a part of the Jews and Gentiles that the cornerstone holds together.
- Our Lord is the High Priest and we are the Royal Priesthood which gives us our rights before the throne of God so that we worship God on our own in our own way as we desire.
- The Groom and the Bride analogy.
He also commanded us to teach them to observe the mystery doctrine of the Church-age.
To instruct them to know and learn the New Commandments of the New testament and not the Old Testament.
Reveal to them that the Lord is omnipresent and with them always, even to the end of the age. (times of the Gentiles).”
DEU 32:4 “The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.
Note His work in DEU 32:4 “The Rock! His work is perfect.
We know that the Rock refers to Jesus Christ and whatever He does is perfect; 1Co 10:4.
The man was created first, and then the woman came from the man’s rib and they were both placed in a perfect environment as two perfect people.
Every time God does something, it is always done with perfection, righteousness, justice, but most of all, love.
ACT 20:28 “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which [that is among the flock] the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
Prin- The Holy Spirit makes overseers to shepherd and feed the church of God which He [the Lord] purchased with His own blood.
Whatever God does is perfect and God the Holy Spirit assigns certain pastors over members of the church of God as He sees fit.
ACT 20:28 teaches that the Holy Spirit assigns certain men to certain students of the word of God.
(1) A sheep cannot guide himself.
A sheep has no sense of direction and is totally dependent upon the shepherd.
A sheep can get lost in his own pasture or meadow.
(2) A sheep cannot cleanse himself.
The pastor must teach believers the rebound technique, which is how they recover fellowship with God and recover the filling of the Spirit.
(3) A sheep is a defenseless animal. Most animals have some form of defense, e.g., tooth, claw, speed, or camouflage.
By analogy, the pastor protects the sheep through the teaching of the mystery doctrine of the Church Age categorically.
He teaches the problem-solving devices and the significance of suffering, both in the realm of discipline and blessing.
Through the communication of the mystery doctrine of the Church Age, the PPOG is executed.
In any congregation, some believers become invisible heroes and not only glorify God but are the basis for the preservation of the client nation.
(4) A sheep is helpless when injured.
The sheep is dependent upon the shepherd to care for his wounds.
By analogy, when we as believers are “injured” and suffering for one reason or another, we are dependent upon the pastor to communicate pertinent information.
The pastor communicates grace to the sheep so that they can recover through the use of the problem-solving devices of the PPOG e.g., rebound, faith-rest drill, personal love for God the Father, impersonal love for all mankind, or whatever is necessary.
(5) The sheep cannot find food or water for himself.
By analogy, the pastor communicates the mystery doctrine of the Church Age, which is not only food for spiritual momentum, but the water of logistical grace for life support while the believer lives on earth.
(6) A sheep is easily frightened or panicked.
By analogy, faithful Bible teaching by the pastor prepares the sheep for any and every emergency or disaster in life.
The more things in which you surrender to fear, the more things you fear.
To the extent that you surrender to fear, you increase the power of fear in your life.
The more things that acquire the power of fear in your life, the greater your capacity for fear, worry, and anxiety, so that eventually you become a loser without learning the pertinent Bible doctrine from whomever is your right pastor.
As a loser, fear destroys your capacity for life, love, and happiness. Add arrogance to this, and you have the profile of a loser.
Arrogance produces irrationality, self-deception, loss of personality identity, divorcement from reality, and mental illness.
The loser does not lose his salvation, but he has the wrong priorities in life, and spends his time in punitive suffering, including self-induced misery and the three categories of divine discipline.
Arrogance, fear, panic, worry, anxiety, or irrational emotionalism are contradictions to the perfect plan of God and are characteristic of the sheep who reject their shepherd.
(7) The sheep produces wool because of the care of the shepherd.
Through the distribution of escrow blessings for time, as a witness for the Prosecution in the rebuttal phase of Satan’s appeal trial, and through the impact of the invisible hero.
These doctrines that we need to cherish and apply are doctrines such as:
- The Doctrine of Unity.
- The Doctrine of Impersonal Love.
3.The Doctrine of Grace Orientation.
- The Doctrine of the problem-solving devices.
5 The Doctrine of Forgiveness.
- The Doctrine of Picking up your own cross (living for others).
Heb 13:7 “Remember those who rule over you, who communicate the Word from God to you; carefully consider the issue of their way of life; imitate their doctrine.”
Heb 13:17, “Keep obeying those [pastors] who themselves are ruling over you, and submit to their authority, for they keep watch over your souls, as those who will render an account.
Keep obeying them, in order that they may do this [accounting] with happiness and not with groaning, for this is unprofitable for you.”
Isa 54:17, “No weapon that is formed against you will prosper, and every tongue that rises against you in judgment, you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is from Me,’ declares the Lord.” This is the pastor’s wall of fire from the grace of God.
1Pe 5:2, “Feed the flock of God among you, not from compulsion, but voluntarily according to the will of God.”
2Ti 4:2, “Preach the Word. Be ready in season and out of season. Reprove, rebuke, exhort [when warranted by context], and do this with all patience and teaching.”
1Ti 4:10, “For because of this [communication of doctrine], we work hard to the point of exhaustion, and we hang in there tough because we have confidence in the living God who is the Savior of all men.”
MAT 7:12 “Therefore, however you want people to treat you, treat them in that same way.
Secondly, never forget, the importance of what the Bible says concerning our treatment to others as a reflection of our treatment to our Lord; Mat 25:40.
Mat 25:40 “Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
The judgments that we make toward others even if it means taken wrong at times rather than being right for the sake of reconciliation take wrong.
It contains 66 books – 39 books in the Old Testament, which is the revelation of God before Christ; 27 books in the New Testament, the revelation of God since the coming of Christ, together makes up the 66 books of the Bible.
When we come together, we don’t come together to hear men speak, we come to hear God speak.
My responsibility is not to create the meal but try to get it to the table without messing it up.
Because of this, the Bible is without error, it is accurate, and it is authoritative.
The Bible should dominate every life and all human society, for in it is contained all necessary truth for life in time and eternity.