Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The secret of the mystery, Part 142. The madness and blindness and confusion of heart that comes from rejecting doctrine and ignoring your equal privilege and equal opportunity.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Arrogance; Pride; Jealousy; Implacability; Bitterness; Vindictiveness; Inordinate ambition and competition; Fear; Guilt; Worry; Anger.

One out of every six people have mental problems.

Many believers have mental problems because they have rejected the plan of God and are controlled by what they observe in the cosmic system.

DEU 28:28 “The Lord will afflict you with [shigaon] madness and with blindness [blackout of the soul] and with confusion of heart [split personality].”
DEU 28:34 “And you shall be driven mad [shigaon] by the sight of what you see.”

Shigaon - originally used by Moses to describe the Exodus generation.
Shaga = to be insane, to be psychotic.

MAT 13:22 - they hear the word, and the worry of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

MAT 6:24 No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon or possessions, riches, or wealth.

LUK 12:15 Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not {even} when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.

2TI 2:4 No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.
1JO 2:15 Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Adversity put great pressure on the Jews constantly, but instead of applying the problem-solving devices, they converted the adversity into stress in their souls.

The inside pressure of stress in the soul combined with the functions of the sin nature to destroy the spiritual life of these believers in the face of the greatest Bible teaching ever to exist in the Old Testament.

Shigaon or a deceived mental attitude took over the lives of these Jewish believers, the psychotic generation.

The Lord permitted the outside pressure of adversity for their spiritual growth, but without Bible doctrine, they took that adversity and converted it into stress in the soul, driving themselves insane.

JOH 6:66 As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew, and were not walking with Him anymore.

1. Withdrawal is an act of reversing or turning in the opposite way, or a state of being so turned.
2. Withdrawal is the act of reverting to a former state, habit, belief, or practice.
3. Withdrawal is also a reversal of your priorities, your attitudes, your affections.

Inside the cosmic system you completely change your personality.

4. The process of withdrawal begins with exploding within by yielding to the temptations of the sin nature and the different lust patterns of the flesh.

Unchecked = self-justification and the evasion of 1JO 1:9, the doctrine of rebound and recovery.

5. Withdrawal is the status of the believer who fails to execute the PPOG for the Church-age.
6. Withdrawal is maximum control of the old sin nature over the life of the believer.
7. Withdrawal is lack of spiritual growth, failure to attain the three stages of spiritual adulthood.

8. Withdrawal is the believer’s retrogression because of negative volition toward the mystery doctrine of the Church-age, which both defines and reveals God’s plan, will, and purpose for your life.

9. Withdrawal is characterized by negative volition to doctrine, being influenced by evil, and results in perpetual carnality causing a life of perpetual discipline.
10. Withdrawal is a technical theological term used for rejecting absolute truth, and drawing into your mind or accepting relative truth.

While the carnal believer can still be positive toward doctrine and faithful in using 1JO 1:9, the withdrawing believer is negative toward doctrine, and has entered the vacuum of the soul.

It takes only a moment to recover completely from carnality by the use of 1JO 1:9, but it takes years to recover from withdrawal.

1CO 15:33 Do not be deceived: bad company corrupts good morals.

PSA 1:1 How blessed [happy] is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or those influenced by evil.

PRO 13:20 He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

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