Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday, April 5, 2013

The Spiritual life that God has provided just for you has all the solutions to every single problem you will ever face.

COL 3:2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.

A part of the believer’s calling, EPH 4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,

COL 3:2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.

The pure milk of the word means the unadulterated, unpolluted, unspotted, untainted, teaching of the word of God.

MAT 18:3 Unless you are converted and become like little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

We are to be mature in our thinking,
1CO 14:20 Brethren, do not be children in your thinking, in evil be babes, but in your thinking be mature.

There is a desire for Bible doctrine or the word of God placed in the believer’s life, however, every Christian Soldier does not have this desire fulfilled.

PSA 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

The Christian Soldier
needs to fulfill,

COL 3:2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
  the pres-act-imp of phroneo =
To keep on searching for,
To keep on pursuing,
To keep on endeavoring to obtain,
To keep on investigating, To keep on examining,
To keep on desiring to possess,
To keep on looking for the things above requires
certain actions on the part of the believer. Obedience to,

MAR 12:30 You shall love the Lord your God with all your Heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength”.

Desire =

An intensive and dedicated search,

PRO 2:4 If you seek her
[wisdom] as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures;

Going to a place so frequently to learn that you tread a path from your home to that place,

JER 29:13 And you will seek me and find
{me,} when you search for me with all your heart.

Faith, Obedience and Trust,

HEB 11:6 Without faith
[doctrine resident in the soul] it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

“before the foundation of the world”

God blessed us and then He chose us or elected us in the person of Christ.

Jesus Christ is the heir of all things,

HEB 1:1‑2 “In the past, God
[Father] spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways. but in these last days

[New Testament times], he has spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed the heir of all things, because of whom [Jesus Christ], He has also designed the ages [dispensations].”

Heirship is based on personal faith in Christ,

TIT 3:7 “that being justified by his grace, we might become heirs on the basis of the confidence of eternal life.”

We are Sons by adoption, which makes us heirs of God.

The HS at salvation, provides the signature guarantee of our inheritance,

EPH 1:14 “Who is the guarantee of our inheritance, for the release of your assets for the praise of His glory.”

The believer’s inheritance is secure forever,

1PE 1:4‑5 we have an inheritance which is incorruptible and undefiled, and will not fade away,
 reserved in heaven for you who are guarded by the power of God through faith [doctrine] resulting in a deliverance, ready to be revealed in the last time.

Thanksgiving,

COL 1:12 “constantly being thankful to the Father who qualified us for a share of the inheritance of the saints.”

The invisible assets of our inheritance are found in our very own escrow blessings provided by God the Father, prepared in eternity past, and given to us at the point of salvation, EPH 1:14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance for the release of your assets for the praise of His glory.

The inheritance of the Church-age believer is based upon the work of God on behalf of the believer in eternity past.

 

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