Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The secret of the mystery, part 127. God emphasis over people emphasis, divine power over human.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Winners make goals; losers make excuses.

Only through daily consistent residence in the PPOG under the power of the Holy Spirit and momentum from metabolized doctrine, the believer is able to understand and establish the right priorities for the execution of the PPOG, be properly motivated, and possess a right scale of values.

JER 49:20; JER 50:45 - Therefore hear the “plan” of the Lord!

JER 18:12 We are going to follow “our own plans” and each one will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.

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.

Priority number one must always be doctrine, and that results in the greatest of all priorities, occupation with the person of Christ.

In God’s authority, doctrine must be first.
In God’s plan, His commands and directions are first.
In God’s purpose, Christ is first.
In God’s policy, grace is first.
In God’s objective, proper motivation and energy is first.
In God’s system, virtue is first.

Christianity emphasizes that there must be right experience with God before there can be right experience with people.

As an expression of your God emphasis over people emphasis, divine power must take precedence over people power.

When the priority battle is lost, the believer becomes a cosmic Christian, functioning under his own human power which is no substitute for divine power.

2CO 5:7 For we walk by means of faith [doctrine in the PPOG].

EPH 2:10 For we are His workmanship [the creation of the new spiritual species], created in Christ Jesus for the purpose of divine good works, which God prepared beforehand [in the PPOG under predestination], that we should walk in them.

PHI 3:17 Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern [the PPOG] you have in us.
1TH 4:1 You received from us instruction [doctrine concerning the PPOG] as to how you ought to walk and please God.

2JO 1:4 I was very happy to find some of your children walking in truth [the PPOG], just as we have received commandment to do from the Father.
3JO 1:4 I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth [the PPOG].

ROM 6:4 - Walk in newness of life
2CO 5:7 - Walk by means of doctrine
GAL 5:16 - Walk by the Spirit
GAL 6:16 - Walk by this rule

EPH 2:10 - Walk in divine good works
EPH 5:2 - Walk in virtue-love
PHI 3:17 - Walk according to the pattern
1TH 4:1 - Walk in the instruction you received from us
2JO 1:4 - Walk in truth

He can choose his own plans, his own dreams, his own desires, or he can choose the plan of God which is a life “beyond all that we ask or think.”

We imply, by choosing our own plan, that we have a better plan than God’s, and that we can do more for ourselves to make us happy than God can do for us to make us happy.

The believer rejects the plan of God when he rejects Bible doctrine.

The believer accepts the plan of God when he makes Bible doctrine his #1 priority in life, and continues his perception, metabolization, and application of Bible doctrine.

The Christian loser is defined as the Church-age believer in Jesus Christ who, through negative volition toward Bible doctrine, has failed to execute the PPOG.

The Christian loser fails to use the power options (the filling of the Spirit and metabolization of doctrine) that have been made available.

The loser is the believer in Jesus Christ who has wrong priorities and spends his life in the cosmic system.

Rejection of one’s right pastor is tantamount to rejection of the mystery doctrine of the Church age.

Instead of becoming an invisible hero, the loser is bored, dissatisfied, preoccupied with self, arrogant, frustrated, distracted, unstable, and unable to utilize the ten problem-solving devices.

1. The carnal believer, ROM 8:7; 1CO 3:1-3.
2. Prisoner to the law of sin, ROM 7:23.
3. A wretched believer, ROM 7:24.
4. Grieving the Holy Spirit, EPH 4:30.
5. Quenching the Spirit, 1TH 5:19.

6. The enemy of the cross, PHI 3:18.
7. The enemy of God, JAM 4:4.
8. The flawed believer, JAM 1:23-24.
9. The psycho believer or double-minded, JAM 4:8.

GAL 5:4 - “drifting off course from grace.”
HEB 12:15 - “coming short of the grace of God.”

“The tormented soul” - 2PE 2:7-8.
“The Lukewarm believer,” REV 3:15-16.
“The shipwrecked believer,” 1TI 1:19.
“Being under the body of death,” ROM 7:24-25.

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