Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday, April 12, 2013
Our integrity has to be maintained by Bible doctrine and has to be protected by the function of the 10 PSD’s.
“finally” is actually the translation of two words, tou loipou = “from now on”Alford translation says, “henceforth”;TCNT translation says, “for the future.”
Ever since EPH 5:22, Paul has taught them the principles behind relationships such as marriage, family, parents, children, management, labor, friendship, and being members of the Church-age.
Being members of the Church-age, EPH 5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,
EPH 5:19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
Friendship, EPH 5:21 and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.
Parents, EPH 6:4 And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Children, EPH 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother, that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.
Labor, EPH 6:5 Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ;
EPH 6:6-7 not by way of eyeservice, as men‑pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. With good will render service, as to the Lord, and not to men,
EPH 6:8 knowing that whatever good thing each one does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether slave or free.
Management, EPH 6:9 And, masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, knowing that both their
Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.
After studying these principles and noting these things, Paul is saying toi loupou, “from now on.”
tou loipou, “from now on” with the marvelous information on integrity and divine power, go forward.This is a Grace idiom.
We are too unstable and unprepared to handle Spiritual warfare when we can’t even handle relationships in life.
Strong is the pres-pass-imp of endunamoo = in the passive voice to acquire power, or to become strong.
We are ready to put on that armor, not just to handle marriage, family, and the work place, but also to recognize spiritual warfare.
REV 12:9 ”And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.”
REV 13:14 he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform.
REV 18:23, he deceives the world by using a very popularchurch in Rome.
REV 19:20, he deceives those who had received the mark of the beast.
REV 20:3 and threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he should not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.
He was smart enough to know that he was the most beautiful creature that ever came along and he was smart enough as a creature to try and use his beauty and his genius to his own advantage.
Arrogance makes a smart good looking man, dumb and ugly.Arrogance makes a beautiful intelligent female, homely and stupid.Arrogance begins with a thought.
First, there is the thought of arrogance.Then there is the decision of arrogance.Then there is the action of arrogance.
As with Satan, first he thought it, then he decided it… and then he did it.
1. To be a genius mentally.
2. Physical beauty in some form.
3. Perfect or improved environment.
Happiness is something that all members of the human race are born without.
He was created an adult with perfect beauty, with the greatest genius of any creature God ever made and with perfect environment.
Satan had beauty and brains from the start of his life and he also had authority being the anointed cherub or the Messiah’s angel…but he got tired of being second in charge!
Many of them are so busy cleaning up the devil’s world, they don’t know a thing about the angelic conflict and why they are here.