Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Hardship means responsibility assumed.

Friday, September 24, 2004

To hear – aor-act-ind – akouo = to hear, listen or to concentrate under someone’s authority and to accept the authority of the doctrine being taught.

When he gets out of line, he gets double discipline, LUK 12:48; 1TI 5:17; JAM 3:1.

1TI 5:17 Those pastor-teachers who have ruled well with the result that they keep ruling honorably, they must be considered worthy of double honor, most of all those who work hard to the point of exhaustion in the study of the word and the teaching of doctrine.

ISA 54:17 “No weapon which is formed against you will prosper, and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and his vindication is from Me,” decrees the Lord.

The Filling of the Holy Spirit.
Angelic Conflict.
Deity of TLJC.
Personal Sense of Destiny.
Dispensations.
Election.
Escrow Blessings.
Eternal Security.

Grace
PSD
PPOG
Mystery Doctrine of the C.A.
Judgment Seat of Christ
Justification
Metabolized Doctrine
Royal Family Honor Code
Spiritual Gifts
Spiritual Life

COL 1:29 And for this purpose also I labor to the point of exhaustion, constantly striving according to His power which mightily works within me.
1TI 5:17 Those pastor-teachers who have ruled well with the result that they keep ruling honorably, they must be considered worthy of double honor, most of all those who work hard to the point of exhaustion in the study of the word and the teaching of doctrine.

NEH 8:18 And he read from the book of the Law of God daily, from the first day to the last day.
PRO 8:30 Then I [doctrine] was beside Him, as a master workman; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him,

LUK 19:47 And He was teaching daily in the temple; and the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people were trying to destroy Him,
ACT 5:42 And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they kept right on teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.
Acts 20:31 “Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.”

As a believer in TLJC and a member of the RFOG, you are given the job profile of the pastor so you can make the right decisions concerning the selection of your pastor in EPH 4:11-16; COL 1:23-29; 2TI 2:24-26, 1TI 3:1-9; TIT 1:6-9; PHI 2:16-30; 1PE 5:1-4; EPH 3:7-13.

EPH 4:11-16 – he is to equip the saints for the work of service and he causes the growth of believers in the body of Christ.
COL 1:23-29 – he is to rejoice in his sufferings for the body of Christ and fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, namely mystery doctrine, inculcating every believer and teaching every believer in order that he may present every person complete or mature in Christ.

COL 1:29 And for this purpose also I labor to the point of exhaustion, constantly striving according to His power which mightily works within me.
2TI 2:24-26 he must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition.

1TI 3:1-9 he must be above reproach, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, gentle, uncontentious, free from the love of money.

Elder – presbuteros – “the old man” = in the sense of being in the highest authority, commander, commanding officer, elder; it refers to the authority of the pastor.

1PE 5:1 Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as {your} fellow elder
2JO 1:1 The elder to the chosen lady and her children,
3JO 1:1 The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.

ACT 20:28 “Be on guard for yourselves and for the flock, among whom the Holy Spirit has made you guardian to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.”

EZE 18:20 The son will not bear the punishment for the father’s iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son’s iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself.

2CO 10:8 for even if I should rub it in about our authority which God gave for your edification, and not to destroy you, I shall not feel ashamed.
1TH 5:12 But we request of you, brethren, that you know [respect the authority of] those pastor-teachers who work hard among you [studying and teaching], who have command over you in the Lord, and who give you instruction [admonition].

2CO 13:10 For this reason, I am writing these things while absent in order that when I am present, I may not use severity in compatibility with the authority which God has given to me for the purpose of your edification, and not for the purpose of destroying you.

He is the head of the local assembly and the one you are responsible to akouo, listen to and concentrate upon.
It means responsibility assumed.

MAT 7:1-2 “Do not judge lest you be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.”

1. You are disciplined for judging or conspiracy.
2. You are disciplined for the arrogance of assuming you can do a better job of judging the pastor than God can.
3. Discipline for the sin or sins named in the gossip, maligning, or slander are transferred to you.

Since the pastor gets double discipline, 1TI 5:17; JAM 3:1; triple-compound discipline times two intensifies your discipline beyond anything you can stand.

1. You are under double discipline for judging or conspiracy.
2. You are doubly disciplined for the arrogance of assuming you can do a better job of judging the pastor than God can.
3. You are under double discipline for the sin or sins named in the gossip, maligning, or slander are transferred to you.

1CO 14:40 “Let all things be done decently and in order.”

The authority of the PPOG is the mystery doctrine of the Church-age recorded in the New Testament epistles.
The authority of the pastor as the communicator of the PPOG is stated directly in the New Testament epistles.

1. The power of the Holy Spirit inside the PPOG.
2. The positive volition of the Royal Family of God directed toward the Bible teaching of the pastor.

PHI 4:9 These things [doctrinal principles] also you have learned [manthano – learned from a teacher under strict academic discipline] and received [or accepted through metabolization of doctrine] and having heard[under discipline]

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.”

If Bible doctrine or the words of Christ are not abiding in you, you do not have love for God, JOH 5:38-42.

If a believer really loves God, it will be manifested by his desire to hear God’s words, JOH 8:47.

Akouo – “hears” – pres-act-ind – akouei – a*kouvei = to hear in an audience, to listen, to concentrate, to understand, to learn, to give a hearing.

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