Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The secret of the mystery. Part 207. The mystery of invisible heroes. Part 8.
Friday, April 6, 2007
Point 11. Invisible heroes in the Church-age are a testimony to angels. The angelic conflict is divided into two categories: visible and invisible warfare.
In the Old Testament dispensations, the angelic conflict was a combination of both visible and invisible warfare, both in heaven and on earth.
The only exception to this is during the Church-age, when it is strictly invisible warfare.
Whatever your function or station in life, as a believer in Jesus Christ you have only one objective which should be placed above everything else, and that is to become an invisible hero.
During the Church-age, there are no visible angels, elect or fallen, yet angels are watching your every move.
Spectacle - nominative neuter singular - theatron (theater) = a theater, a place for public shows, a play, a place for the performance of dramatic representations.
EPH 3:10 in order that the multi-faceted or many-sides of the wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.
Angels even observe the believers in the Church-age receiving commands from headquarters -
1TI 5:21 I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality.
“Long” - epithumeo = to have a desire for something, to long for, to set the heart upon.
They have refused for so long to deal with God that they have lost touch not only with God but with reality itself.
PRO 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
One reason why God’s plan changes for every dispensation is because during some dispensations, angels are visible; during others, angels are invisible.
In most dispensations, there is a mixture of the two, e.g., in the dispensations of the Old Testament and during the Tribulation.
Point 12. Summary of the Winner.
The winner or the invisible hero receives distribution of his escrow blessings for time.
Eph 1 teaches that billions of years ago in eternity past, God the Father, as the grantor, deposited greater blessings into escrow for every believer, i.e., greater blessings for both time and the eternal state.
1) They have an influence on the establishment principle of freedom through military victory.
2) They have an influence on law enforcement, from the judge on the bench to the police officer on patrol.
3) They have an influence on the economy.
4) They have an influence on the general life and culture.
5) They have an influence in Christianity - in evangelism, Bible teaching, and missionary activity.
Invisible God plus invisible assets plus invisible power equals invisible heroes.
Visible heroes are related to the laws of divine establishment.
Invisible heroes are related to the pivot of mature believers.