Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Spiritual Analogies, Part 4. Rick Kabrick.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
As long as the client nation remains aligned with God’s will, it will enjoy protection and blessing beyond what its populace collectively deserves.
“Cursed be all learning that is contrary to the Cross of Christ.”
“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.”
“Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, and therefore to lay Jesus Christ as the only foundation for our children to follow”
“I set before you life and death therefore chose life that you may live.
If we want Christianity to get into government, then government will want to get into Christianity, and just like everything else they get involved in, they will want to regulate it. This will destroy the freedom of the church to teach and preach the gospel openly.
GEN 11:1-9 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.”
They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building.
The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel--because the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
“Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.”
All of the people alive at the time of Babel were descended solely from the three sons of Noah. Shem, Ham and Japheth.
PSA 33:10, The LORD nullifies the counsel of the nations; He frustrates the plans of the peoples.
Babel’s founder was Nimrod the Hunter (GEN 10:8-12), who also was “king of Shinar”. Nimrod seemed to be a ruthless conqueror of the ancient day with ambitious political aspirations.
Man’s plans will never thwart God’s purposes or plans.
World unity is not the highest goal, but rather it is purity and obedience to the Word of God.
Psa 127, Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.
Why the brick?
2CO 4:17-19, Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
1CO 12:14-21, For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot says, "Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body," it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. And if the ear says,
“Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be?
But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired. If they were all one member, where would the body be? But now there are many members, but one body.
1. Concentrate combat power at the decisive place and time.
2. Identify the Objective
PHI 4:5 Let your forbearing spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.
Phi 3 14-21, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you; however, let us keep living by that same standard to which we have attained.
Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us.
For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; 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.
Know the enemy and know yourself; and in a hundred battles you will never be in peril. When you are ignorant of the enemy, but you know yourself, your chances of winning or losing are equal. But If you ignorant both of your enemy and of yourself, you are certain in every battle to be in peril.
So that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.
MAT 4:6-7, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will command His angels concerning You’ and ‘On their hands they will bear You up, So that You will not strike Your foot against a stone.’ Jesus said to him, “On the other hand, it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
EPH 6:16, Above all, taking the shield of faith (pistis, learned and applied doctrine), with which you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
3. Be on the Offensive
2PE 1:4-10, For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.
For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins.
Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;
1PE 5:7-9, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.
there is nothing new under the sun.
“As a man thinks in his right lobe, so he is.”
5. Superiority at The Point of Contact
2CO 11:3, But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.
8. Forward Movement