Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The secret of the mystery. Part 136. The third category of mystery doctrine is the unique equality factor of the Church age.
Thursday, August 3, 2006
A. The baptism of the Spirit and its results pertaining to the angelic conflict.
B. The unique pre-designed plan of God taking its precedence from the dispensation of the Hypostatic union.
C. The unique equality factor of the Church-age.
The unique equality factor has to do with the subject of election and predestination as equal privilege and equal opportunity.
Under the principle of election, God wills His highest and His best for each believer. Under the principle of predestination God has “provided a plan” for the believer to have that highest and best.
Race, sex, I.Q., nationality, economic situation, social status - none of these help or hinder the believer in fulfilling God’s plan for their life.
The help that we all need lies entirely in the divine assets provided by God, and the only hindrance is the believer’s own refusal to learn doctrine and utilize the divine assets made available in the Church-age.
Under the principle of election God made every believer a priest.
The universal priesthood gives every believer equal privilege with every other Church-age believer.
Logistics is the aspect of military science dealing with the support, maintenance, and transportation of military material and personnel.
Logistical grace gives every believer equal opportunity through life support, personal security, and the provisions to learn Bible doctrine.
2CO 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, that always having all sufficiency in everything[logistical grace support and blessing], you may have an abundance for every good of intrinsic value production.
PHI 4:19 “My God shall supply all your needs [logistical grace support] according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
We are commanded not to worry because God, in logistical grace, will provide for us, regardless of our spiritual status.
Fear, worry, anxiety, apprehension is rejection or ignorance of God’s logistical grace provision.
The extent to which you surrender to worry, you increase the power of worry in your life; yet God still keeps you alive.
1. Worry is a mental attitude sin which is self-induced and therefore soulish torment or anxiety regarding anything in life.
2. Worry is a disquieting and painful state of mind involving undue concern over something in life.
Worry separates the believer from his inner resources of grace and cuts off the reception of divine logistics.
You are neither quartered, or supplied or transported, which is the military meaning of logistics.
Quartered - life and residence in the PPOG.
Transported - the filling of the Spirit and walking in the Spirit as you advance in enemy territory, the devil’s world.
Supplied - the divine provision of near grace or greater grace, a supercharger performing the same function as living grace except that the provision is intensified in the advance.
The problem can be easily identified: failure to use the faith rest technique.
3. Worry always anticipates the worst, and so becomes apprehension or anticipation of danger, misfortune, trouble, or uncertainty.
Worry is a state of restlessness and agitation, producing mental disturbance, uneasiness, anxiety, and painful uncertainty.
You cannot afford to be pinned down and you cannot afford to retreat after you have reached the adult stage of the spiritual life, because the fall is great and the misery that follows is self-destructive.
If you retreat, you do not go back to your previous stage of spiritual growth, you are out of fellowship, you are out of the PPOG, you go back to reversionism.
Once you get out into spiritual growth and ultimately spiritual maturity, either you go forward and take the objective, or you retreat into reversionism; you crash and burn.
Worry is a great weapon in the hands of Satan because the forces of evil take over the soul as a result of worry.
This is why the perpetuation of the function of perception, metabolization, and application of Bible doctrine becomes absolutely necessary to put muscle on your faith, PSA 55:22.
6. Bad news causes worry, JER 49:23ff. Concerning Damascus. “Hamath and Arpad are put to shame, For they have heard bad news; They are disheartened. There is anxiety by the sea, It cannot be calmed.”
7. Worry causes hysteria - LUK 10:41 But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things;”
8. People cause worry. People are always worried about other people. Worriers have to have an object, 1SA 10:2.
9. Economic disaster is a cause of worry, JER 42:16.
LUK 12:29 “And do not seek what you shall eat, and what you shall drink, and do not keep worrying.”
12. Worry characterizes reversionism, ISA 57:11.
15. Blessing from God includes freedom from worry, JER 17:7-8.
The application of verse 34 is that you can so live in the past that you do not live today.
Grace gives you the ability to live one day at a time, not handicapped by the past and not distracted by the future.
Logistical grace emphasizes the principle of living today, and therefore fulfilling the principle of living one day at a time, and each day as unto the Lord.
Under equal privilege, we are given the royal priesthood and placed in union with Christ, and therefore we are all made brand new creatures, “winners and losers.”
Under equal opportunity every believer is given logistical grace and the pre-designed plan with the power of God made available to every believer.