Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The secret of the mystery, Part 124. Accuracy is the order of the day for the church-age believer.
Thursday, July 13, 2006
We make the decision to believe in Him, but God has the right to take those who respond to His invitation and have a special plan for them (PPOG), a special protection for them, and a special provision for them.
God wills His best for every believer, but the tragic thing is that most believers reject His perfect plan.
When you will the best for yourself, if you are normal, what you will inevitably wish is happiness for yourself, pleasure for yourself, success for yourself, prosperity for yourself.
The PPOG is a strict system of procedure based upon the accurate teaching of the word of God.
It is based upon the very simple statement that a right thing must be done in a right way.
Most of the blessings that believers receive come in the form of logistical grace and not from fulfilling the conditions found in their eternal savings account.
ROM 12:10-11 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;
not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
2TI 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth.
HEB 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
God has developed, in His grace, a system which is totally impossible for human power to live in.
Sloppy procedure is always related to emotion, human works, and human activity, and is always a manifestation of arrogance.
The Christian way of life is executed through the power of the Holy Spirit who does not produce emotion.
Emotion is produced by the body; the Holy Spirit produces accuracy and preciseness – a vast difference.
This plan is almost 2000 years old, for it began with our Lord’s resurrection. Ten days after His ascension the Church-age began, which is the dispensation of divine power.
It is the system God has devised to delegate His power to manufacture a winner out of the Church-age believer.
This system, the PPOG, defines the way of living or lifestyle of the believer who fulfills the mechanics of the Christian way of life by residence, function, and momentum inside of God’s plan.
While all divine power is delegated to the PPOG, all human power is relegated to cosmic one and two.
Inside the PPOG, the believer functions under the enabling power of the Holy Spirit and momentum from metabolized doctrine, and under the application of these two factors, he executes God’s plan.
This system for the utilization of divine power is called the PPOG, which is the power “realm.”
1) The enabling power of God the Holy Spirit.
2) The dynamic power of Bible doctrine, HEB 4:12.
The PPOG is summarized in the believer’s day-by-day residence inside of that plan under the enabling power of the Holy Spirit and momentum from Bible doctrine.
1) The right way is compatible with God’s divine attributes, including His omnipotence.
2) A wrong thing done in a wrong way is wrong.
3) In the PPOG, a right thing must be done in a right way to be right.
4) The right thing done in a right way is the PPOG and the procedure which God has laid down for us in that plan.
5) A right thing can only be done in a right way through the utilization of divine power.
6) A right thing done in a right way demands residence inside the PPOG under the enabling power of the Spirit, and momentum from metabolized doctrine.
7) A right thing done in a right way comes from the perception, metabolization, and application of Bible doctrine.
8) A right thing done in a right way demands two basic factors.
a) You must have your right pastor-teacher communicating every aspect of the mystery doctrine of the Church-age, including your invisible assets, the problem-solving devices, and how to mechanically execute the PPOG.
b) The positive believer must consistently function in the perception, metabolization, and application of Bible doctrine.
The end does not justify the means unless the means is the function of divine power inside of that plan.
Both cause and effect, antecedent and procedure, means and end must comply with the use of God’s power confined to life inside the PPOG.