Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The secret of the mystery, Part 201. The mystery of invisible heroes, Part 2.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Point 1. The Visible Heroes of the Theocentric Dispensations.
Theocentric = God was with them but not living inside of them.
Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Joseph, Moses, Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, Elijah, and Daniel.
Point 2. The Invisible Hero of the Hypostatic Union.
We live in one of the Christocentric dispensations, where deity indwells a man, the great power experiment of the Church-age. The purpose of the Church-age is to manufacture invisible heroes out of the Royal Family of God.
We have only one hero: our Lord Jesus Christ.
During His incarnation, our Lord was very visible to Israel. As the Messiah, Son of David, and ruler of Israel, He followed the Old Testament pattern and was a very visible hero.
In His role as ruler of the Church, He is invisible. Our Lord prophesied about the great power experiment of the Church-age in the Upper Room Discourse and before He ascended, Acts 1:4-8.
Just as our Lord executed the salvation plan of God in the First Advent, we are here to execute the PPOG for the Church-age.
Point 3. Invisible Heroes of the Church-age.
He spends enough time inside the PPOG, under the ministry of whomever is his right pastor to learn the principles of the mystery doctrine of the Church-age.
Invisible God + invisible assets + invisible power = the invisible hero.
The great power experiment of the Church-age is designed to manufacture invisible heroes through perception, metabolization, and application of Bible doctrine.
Metabolized doctrine plus wisdom results in momentum in the PPOG while the execution of the PPOG results in the manufacture of invisible heroes.
The mystery doctrine of the Church-age cannot be perceived and metabolized apart from residence, function, and momentum inside your very own palace, the PPOG for your life.
He has enforced and genuine humility so that he perpetuates perception of Bible doctrine, and thereby spiritual momentum.
He has advanced to spiritual adulthood, where he has attained spiritual self-esteem, which is cognitive self-confidence.
Then he passes providential preventative suffering, the suffering for blessing which advances him to the next stage of spiritual growth, spiritual autonomy.
At spiritual autonomy, he passes the four parts of momentum testing from cognitive independence.
1. People Testing
2. Thought Testing
3. System Testing
4. Disaster Testing
As an invisible hero, the believer becomes a part of the pivot, which is the last stand of any client nation and its only basis for genuine blessing.
The spiritual gift of pastor-teacher is the divinely-appointed vehicle for the communication of the mystery doctrine as well as other doctrines and principles in the Word of God.
LUK 6:39 “A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit?”
LUK 6:40 “A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.”
No congregation or no believer can advance beyond the spiritual growth of his right pastor-teacher.
1CO 9:27 - Otherwise I fear that after enlisting others for the race, I myself might be declared unfit and ordered to stand aside.
HEB 13:7 Remember those who rule over you, who communicate the Word from God to you; carefully consider the issue of their way of life; imitate their doctrine.
HEB 13:17 Keep obeying those [pastors] who themselves are ruling over you, and submit to their authority, for they keep watch over your souls, as those who will render an account. Keep obeying them, in order that they may do this [accounting] with happiness and not with groaning, for this is unprofitable for you.
It all begins with the authority of the living word, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Then the living word, the Lord Jesus Christ, has delegated that authority in the written word which is the Canon of scripture.
There is the pastor who takes his authority, takes his orders, and receives his messages from what the word of God says.
1. Isagogics = the historical setting of the passage.
2. Categories = the systematic theology developed from combining Scripture with Scripture.
3. Exegesis = the grammatical and syntactical analysis of the passage from the original languages.
To understand the original languages is the only way that you can be under the authority of the Word.
The Lord Jesus Christ, the Prince Ruler of the church, has ordained the Canon of scripture to be the source and the content of His thinking, by which there is authority transmitted to the communicator or the pastor-teacher.
In the client nation, visible heroes are related to the laws of divine establishment, while invisible heroes are related to the pivot of mature believers.
1. Personal impact = blessing by association with the mature believer who executes the PPOG through the function of the spiritual mechanics.
2. Historical impact = blessing by association to the Gentile client nation through the formation of the pivot of mature believers.
3. International impact = blessing by association to a non-client nation through missionaries who have attained spiritual maturity.
4. Angelic impact = the invisible hero becoming a witness for the Prosecution in the rebuttal phase of Satan’s appeal trial during human history.
5. Heritage impact = blessing by association with the invisible hero after his death.