Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The spiritual adultery that takes place when a believer or group of individuals reject their first love.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
TLJC shrinks away from believers who were once a part of the pivot they were now apart of.
There’s no doctrine being taught, no grace being applied, and no knowledge of God in the nation.
“stealing” and “rape” all refer to criminality. They employ violence, so that bloodshed follows bloodshed.
The rise in criminality comes from two sources: moral and immoral degeneration.
The Hebrew Idiom “bloodshed follows bloodshed” means unrestrained violence.
Loser Believers are ashamed at the judgment seat of Christ, 1JO 2:28.
PHI 3:18-19, Paul says “For many believers [losers] keep walking, concerning whom I have communicated to you many times and now continue communicating even though weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ. whose end is destruction [the sin unto death], whose god is their emotion, whose glory [at the judgment seat of Christ when they are glorified and receive their resurrection body] is their shame, who keep thinking about earthly things.”
Losers fail to glorify God in time through the function of the arrogant skills.
Losers have no glory, no blessing at the judgment seat of Christ.
Christian losers glory in the things they are doing wrong which are shameful for Christians.
700 years later, John would write, “The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love” (1JO 4:8).
Principle-The minute you fall away from the Word of God, you are doomed to failure and being rejected both in your Christian life and your national life.
Rejection is defined in terms of being forsaken, being excluded, being repudiated or eliminated, being denied, being discarded, being set aside.
Secondly, rejection is also defined in terms of negative volition: to refuse to acknowledge, believe, receive, accept, hear, or consider.
Thirdly, rejection also means to throw away as worthless or unsatisfactory.
The person being rejected is the rejectee; the person doing the rejecting is the rejector.
Both sides have very serious problems, such as, being hurt so much that their spiritual life is damaged either temporarily or permanently.
One of the reactions from being hurt is withdrawal from the environment where the hurt took place…..and this can be detrimental to the individual, especially if the environment is the place that God has called you to.
a. First there is passive rejection, in passive rejection, you are rejected by others.
b. Secondly, there is active rejection in which you do the rejecting.
The rejecter is often blamed for being wrong, when in reality, he may or may not be at fault.
Many times rejection is often a matter of an individual’s perception of reality.
The first purpose is indoctrination.
The second purpose is production.
The third purpose is edification.
The equipping of the saints refers to the faithful doctrinal teaching of the pastor.
Once you put yourself and your self-righteousness on the forward line of defense in your soul, you have completely destroyed your spiritual life.
In some cases, the perception of reality is so distorted that the believer who assumes that he or she is being rejected is actually the rejecter.
They have brought about circumstances where they are the rejecter, but in defense of their position, they immediately assume they have been rejected.
DEU 32:39 ‘See now that I, I am he, and there is no God besides Me; it is I who put to death and give life. I have wounded, and it is I who heal;
HOS 6:1 “Come, let us return to the Lord. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us.
The issue is: where do you stand in your spiritual life?
Have you even begun to organize the problem solving devices and put “them” on the forward line of defense in your soul?
(1) Our Lord Jesus Christ received passive. Rejection during the dispensation of the hypostatic union.
(2) Secondly, when the believer actively rejects Bible doctrine, he is wrong, not doctrine.