Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The secret of the mystery, Part 126. No excuses for not living in predestination.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
As members of the Royal Family of God, there is an exact, precise, and accurate plan for all members of the Royal Family of God to follow.
The “predesigned” plan of God refers to the subject of predestination.
Predestination is the “provision of a plan” from the sovereignty of God for you in eternity past to execute His plan, purpose, and will for your life.
If God is going to deposit all those fantastic blessings in escrow for you and then “will” them for you, He must provide a way for you to fulfill the conditions for receiving those blessings.
Under predestination, God provided everything you need to execute His plan, the PPOG, the only game plan for the Church-age.
What we call the PPOG in time is from the divine viewpoint of eternity past called predestination.
a. Predestination means that there is a plan perfectly designed for you.
b. Predestination means the possession of your very own personalized and individual plan -
ROM 8:29 “He also predestined us to be conformed to the image of His Son.”
c. Predestination means royalty. The believer is Royal Family of God, EPH 1:5.
“God the Father” prefabricated the PPOG as the Christian way of life, not human beings and their legalistic standards.
If your pastor is not accurate in what he teaches then you will not have the accurate information needed to live in the PPOG.
PSA 119:7 I shall give praise to Thee with integrity of heart “when” I learn your doctrines.
Details are given precisely and accurately as a part of the word of God to reveal to us the importance of a right thing being done in a right way!
HEB 8:5 Just as Moses was “warned” by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle; for, “See,” He says, “That you make all things according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain.”
REV 21:3 Behold the tabernacle of God is set up among men,
PRO 14:14 “The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways,”
1) The directive will of God which directs believers and unbelievers to function in a certain way.
2) The permissive will of God in which God permits the function of free will in opposition to divine commands.
3) The overruling will of God in which God prevents people or nations from destroying themselves.
(a) Bible doctrine is the absolute authority for the statement of divine policy.
(b) Bible teaching from the one with the spiritual gift of pastor-teacher is the authority over the congregation for the communication of Bible doctrine, and therefore the clarification of God’s plan, purpose, and will for your life.
You are designed to learn under authority and that authority is related to the local church with the pastor as the final authority.
(c) The volition of the royal priest in the privacy of his priesthood is his own authority over his life.
God relationship over people relationship.
The use of divine power and the shedding of human power in the execution of the Christian life.
“Make excuses” - pres-mid-inf - paraiteomai = refuse by making excuses.
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses.
Present tense - “to make excuses” = this was a habit or a custom on the part of these individuals.
Middle voice = the cares of this world and the details of life are “influencing” these individuals and their priorities and scale of values.
Infinitive = the purpose of the cosmic system which is designed to lure believers away from the PPOG.
Land is not evil or sinful; however, in this particular case, the land is taking him away from having the right priorities and right scale of values; therefore the land becomes sinful.
EXO 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.”
A job or an occupation is not evil or sinful; however, in this particular case, the job or occupation is taking him away from having the right priorities and scale of values.
Cannot - pres-mid-ind - dunamai + “ou” = the wife won’t let him go; he does not have the power or authority to go.
Marriage is not evil or sinful; however, in this particular case, the marriage is taking him away from having the right priorities and scale of values.
Disciple - nominative masculine singular - mathetes = learner, pupil, student, or technical one.
You cannot be a disciple without having a teacher, and you will never develop the right priorities needed to be successful in the PPOG until you find a teacher to instruct you.