Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The secret of the mystery, Part 131. You have to live your life in the light of eternity, not in the darkness of the past.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
The importance of awareness concerning the plan of God from the viewpoint of eternity past known as predestination or in time the PPOG.
Awareness of the power of God’s plan comes with learning about the ministry of God the Holy Spirit controlling your soul and providing the spiritual I.Q. for the positive believer.
EPH 1:6-7 To the praise of the glory of His grace, which grace He freely bestowed on us in the beloved [Jesus Christ], on the basis of the riches of His grace.
EPH 1:18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, attaining all the riches from full assurance of understanding resulting from metabolized doctrine of the mystery of God - the mind of Christ.
1) You have to live your life in the light of eternity, not in the darkness of the past.
To live your spiritual life now, you have to live it in the light of eternity past as well as the eternal future.
PSA 84:3 The sparrow also has found a house, And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, Even Thine altars, O Lord of the armies, My King and my God.
The resting place for God’s people is found not in the provisions of the world or cosmic materialism but in the place where doctrine is taught.
He allows friends, family, loved ones, and others to guilt and manipulate him into action.
For this type of individual, conforming to society and pleasing others is more important than the fulfillment of his personal sense of destiny.
He is afraid of what others might say if he makes wrong decisions or identifies with those whom society ostracizes or others reject.
Such as doctrine and rejection by family and friends, or family and friends and rejection of doctrine.
Will family responsibility be more important to this man than following TLJC?
Is fulfilling God’s plan for my life, my personal sense of destiny, more important to me than the most intimate ties in my life?
His problem is not negative volition toward Bible doctrine as such; this is why he is called a disciple.
His problem is that his lifestyle is one of placing his relationship with people over the PPOG for his life.
PHI 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Adverb - proton = the adverb of priority.
He must get to the funeral because of what “people” might say. He even thinks our Lord might think evil of him if he leaves, so he seeks to be excused.
PRO 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and as a real brother is born for adversity.
Today’s English Bible Translation - PRO 17:17 Friends always show their love. What are brothers for if not to share trouble?
1KI 18:21 How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.
DEU 30:19 I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live,
JOS 24:15 And if it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: