Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The secret of the mystery. Part 186. The tranquility and dignity that the experience of divine power or the application of the omnipotence of God in our life imparts.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
1. The baptism of the Spirit.
2. The indwelling of Christ as the Shekinah glory.
3. The Angelic Conflict.
4. The mystery of adoption.
5. The sealing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
6. The pre-designed plan of God.
7. The mystery of predestination.
8. The unique equality factor of the Church-age.
9. The Portfolio of Invisible Assets.
10. The Two Unique Royal Commissions for every Church-age Believer - the royal priesthood and the royal ambassadorship.
11. The mystery behind the indwelling of each person of the Trinity in our body.
12. The availability of omnipotence or the divine power to execute the PPOG.
The same power that raised Christ from the dead is available to every Church-age believer for the execution of God’s will, plan, and purpose for the Church-age.
a. The filling of the Holy Spirit and therefore the use of divine power.
b. Cognition of Bible doctrine and therefore the use of divine power.
c. Execution of the PPOG and therefore the use of divine power.
We need divine power because of the fact that Satan, as the ruler of this world, has maximum power which is utilized for his evil policy of both moral and immoral degeneracy.
The distribution of the omnipotence of God to the Church-age believer began with the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
This divine power was not made available until He raised TLJC from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in heavenly places.
There is a very definite structural relationship between the power used in the resurrection of Christ and the power available to the Church-age believer today.
The adversities and the afflictions we go through are what make our life and the service we have the privilege of experiencing the divine power or the application of the omnipotence of God in our life.
There are times when we will experience the ultimate blessing of being able to go through certain situations alone with the Lord Jesus Christ, apart from our family and friends - and we will experience the tranquility and dignity that the experience of divine power or the application of the omnipotence of God in our life imparts.
It will be the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, and shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus, PHI 4:6.
Between the resurrection of Christ and the Rapture of the Church is the greatest power experiment in all of human history.
The Church-age is the most intensive stage of the angelic conflict and consequently the time of the greatest delegation of divine power in human history.
Godâ€™s power brings glory to God, which is creator-credit.
Manâ€™s power brings glory to man, which is creature credit.
There will be times that we will go through trials and difficulties which others can see and can sympathize with us.
There will also be times when we go through situations that no one can perceive, and consequently cannot sympathize with us.
GAL 6:5 For each one shall bear his own load.
We experience the divine power or the application of the omnipotence of God in our life.
Adversity is the state in which we become truly acquainted with ourselves because usually we are free of admirers then.
When some affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it; and you defeat it through the experience of divine power or the application of the omnipotence of God in your life.
Fire is the test of gold; adversity is the test of individuals with character and integrity. These are times when the life of Christ is being cultivated within us as we are experiencing this divine power or the application of the omnipotence of God in our life.
Many times what was hard to suffer is sweet to remember.
You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday; you develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
In this dispensation, it is not deliverance from trial that is the issue, but superiority to it that God gives to us.
The path of least resistance is the path of the loser.
EST 4:16c “and if I perish, I perish.”
PRO 14:29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.
PRO 15:18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger pacifies contention.
PRO 16:32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.
PRO 19:11 A manâ€™s discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.
In the Old Testament, the old way was to put people in the furnace and they were not burnt; they were put into the lion’s den and they were never touched.
But now they go into the furnace and they do get burnt, sometimes to a cinder; the lions may devour them, but they do not give in; for it is not the power for them now that counts, but it is the power in them.
PHI 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
You will never know your own strength until you are faced with adversity and experience divine power or the application of the omnipotence of God in your life.
Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
1TH 5:18 in everything give thanks; for this is Godâ€™s will for you in Christ Jesus.
When trials, difficulties, sorrows, or weaknesses come our way, the thing to consider is the grace and the power to be above it all.
Calamity is the perfect glass wherein we truly see and know ourselves.
Calamity is the test of integrity.
Availability of divine power does not mean utilization of divine power.
Utilization depends upon the believer’s self-determination and his perception, metabolization, and application of Bible doctrine.
Every believer has the availability of this power, but it remains potential until you fulfill the principle of perception, metabolization, and application of Bible doctrine.
Between availability and utilization is perception, metabolization, and application of the mystery doctrine of the Church-age.
The utilization of this divine power then depends upon your P.M.A. of Bible doctrine plus the utilization of the problem-solving devices resulting in advance to spiritual maturity and the manufacture of invisible heroes.
The invisible hero of the Church-age is manufactured out of divine power.
The invisible hero also has maximum use of divine power during any given generation of the Church-age.
The invisible hero has maximum use of the ten problem-solving devices of the PPOG.
The invisible hero has the life beyond His fondest dreams.
1. The omnipotence of the Father in eternity past created invisible assets for every Church-age believer.
2. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit who has provided an unprecedented delegation and distribution of divine power inside God’s plan for your life.
ZEC 4:6 “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord.
HEB 4:12 “The word of God is alive and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of the soul and the spirit, and of joints and the marrow, and is a critic of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
1. The omnipotence of God the Father related to our invisible assets.
2. The omnipotence of God the Son holding the universe together.
3. The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit providing the necessary power for the execution of the procedure plan of God.
“To become strong” = tantamount to the filling of the Holy Spirit, which is the status of being controlled by the Holy Spirit inside the PPOG.
COL 3:3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
We shall never be victorious in this life as believers if we think that life with God and being hidden with Christ in God, means freedom from suffering, sorrow, and trial.
Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are really made of.
We must face up to the fact that the cross has only suffering and death as its ministry, but we have divine power or the application of the omnipotence of God in our life to meet the cross head-on.
2CO 4:11 For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
When we realize that “always being delivered unto death,” means the daily crucifixion of self, then we will begin to glory in the resultant freedom.
“A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.”
ROM 6:7 for he who has died [has experienced crucifixion] is freed from the sin nature.
ROM 6:18 and having been freed from the sin nature, you became slaves of righteousness [the new nature].
There are times when we are even chastened by God, not because of divine discipline, but as a part of learning how to experience divine power or the application of the omnipotence of God in our life.
Paideia = tutelage, education or training; instruction, nurture, cultivation of mind and morals, instruction which aims at increasing virtue, chastisement.
Mastigoo= severe bodily punishment, used for investigating and examining a person.
Problems indicate that progress is being made, wheels are turning, you are moving toward your goals.
Gumnazo = trained and exercised naked before God.
If we are going to receive the benefit of the cross, we must go through the suffering of the cross, and we can do so with the experience of divine power or the application of the omnipotence of God in our life.