Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Spiritual Analogies, Part 2. Rick Kabrick.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
COL 1:16-17 For by means of Him [in context Jesus Christ] were all [paz] things created [ktizo: the word can mean to completely change or transform something, or to create from no pre-existing materials here the later is used] in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible [this is the unseen spirit world but also we can draw the conclusion that is means down to the smallest atom], whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers
[therefore both the spiritual and natural world]â€”all [paz] things were created [ktizo] through Him [dia: He was the One who did it again Jesus Christ] and for Him [eis: indicating purpose]. And He [Jesus Christ] has existed eternally before all things [the angelic race and the universe], and by means of Him [Jesus Christ] all things hold together [to stand together with; to join parts together into a whole].
“grace and peace be multiplied onto you.”
God doesn’t add grace to your life, the scriptures always say He multiplies it.
HEB 4:13-16, And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do [or answer to in the end].Â Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.Â [And then the comfort].
EPH 4:14 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
God chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him.
He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself,
Through (Jesus Christ) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.
We have obtained an inheritance, having
We have salvation in Him,
We were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,Â who is given as a pledge of our inheritance,
We have the surpassing greatness of His power.
He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,Â
He put all things in subjection under His feet,
It is by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;Â not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
We are no longer strangers and aliens, but we are fellow citizens with the saints,
We can understand insight into the mystery of Christ,Â the mystery doctrine of the Church-age
EPH 4:14, As a result (of all those things), we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
HEB 6:13-19, For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,Â saying, "I will surely bless you and I will surely multiply you."Â And so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise.Â
For men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute.
In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath,Â so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope [confidence] set before us.Â This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope [confidence] both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil,
Jesus Christ is our anchor, connecting us to Him, are His promises, His commandments, and that is our knowledge of Him, His mind, Bible doctrine. Each point of doctrine increases the length of the chain.
Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
2TI 3:5, holding to a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof: from these also turn away.
PRO 16:16 How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.
EPH 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.Â Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise),Â so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.
JER 29:11-13 “For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.Â Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.Â You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”
DEU 6:6-9 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.Â These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.Â You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.”
Prepare three envelopes.
There is no real resolution without real confrontation.
1PE 4:12-13 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you;Â but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.
We are to keep advancing towards the goal, the prize, (the playoffs).
So we mature from our failures as well as our successes.
Teams consist of individuals with special talents (spiritual gifts) and for each situation there is a problem solving device or a play designed just for that occasion.
PHI 3:20 -21, For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;Â who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.
“to render to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s”
Designed to keep the human race, believer and unbeliever alike, from destroying itself.
FREE WILL: The right to be dependent upon God, or to act independently of God.
MARRIAGE: Basic organization in a national entity.
FAMILY: The institution set up to raise and train children as far as respect for authority, for the rights of others, for the privacy of others, to respect common law, to respect the property of others, plus many other principles.
NATIONALISM: Genesis 10, 11. Nationalism is the means of protecting and preserving the human race, so that no segment of individuals gets enough power to destroy the rest of the human race, and eventually themselves.
MAT 28:18-20) And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,Â teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”