Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The secret that the apostle Paul was initiated into.

Friday, December 31, 2004

He is talking here, not about circumstances, but about status.

Status as a reversionist believer is the first oida (I know), reversionism.

The second oida (I know) plus the infinitive in the verb is his status as a supergrace believer.

The prosperity varies with the supergrace status of the individual, depending upon the time in which he lives, and other related principles.

There are occasionally exceptions to this, but that means that the prosperity is all on the inside, and not visible.

The degree to which that prosperity is visible to others varies.

En – e*n + locative – panti – pantiV – adjective = all or every.
Locative singular = actually in any place.

First time it is in the singular, second time it is in the plural – pasin – pa’sin.
In the singular = a place.
In the plural = circumstances.

Singular – pas = several geographical locations where Paul learned – Jerusalem, Caesarea, and now Rome.

Plural – pas = all circumstances which contributed to the varying circumstances by which Paul was initiated into the blessings of supergrace.

Perf-pass-ind – mueo – memuvhmai = to be initiated into a fraternity, it does not just mean to be instructed but to learn a secret – the secret to life.

EPH 4:11-12 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;

KJV – MAT 13:52every scribe which is instructed (matheteuo)
KJV – LUK 1:4wherein thou hast been instructed (probibazo).
ACT 18:25This man was instructed (katecheo) in the way of the Lord;
PHI 4:12I am instructed (mueo).

KJV – MAT 13:52 every scribe which is instructed (matheteuo)
NAS – MAT 13:52 Therefore every scribe who has become a disciple (matheteuo)

The fraternities of the ancient world were called the mysteries.
Musterion, in the New Testament = a system of doctrine by which you are initiated into the supergrace life.

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