Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Stop worrying about anything. The Doctrine of worry. Part 1.
Tuesday, June 26, 2001
[meden] = to stop, or not to, not at all, in no way.
Pres/act/imp – [merimnate] = to be anxious, to be unduly concerned, to worry, to be overly concerned, nervous, troubled.
A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem.
a. Worrying about personal sins (the guilt complex).
b. Worrying about the problems of this life.
c. Worrying about death and dying – what is beyond the grave.
As you keep on moving out into no man’s land between supergrace and ultra-supergrace, you cannot be worried and concerned about the things of life.
Active voice = the supergrace believer produces the action of the verb under the logistics of near grace.
Imperative mood = prohibition, expressing a negative command in the advance from supergrace to ultra-supergrace.
“Stop worrying about anything or stop worrying about a thing.”
Turn to Luke 8
1. Worry is a mental attitude sin which is self-induced and soulish torture, or anxiety regarding anything in life.
2. Worry is a distressing and painful state of mind involving undue concern over something in life.
Worry is the way the supply-line is cut, not by God, but by thinking or saying the wrong things, or being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
You are neither quartered, or supplied or transported, which is the military meaning of logistics.
The problem can be easily identified – failure to use the faith-rest technique.
3. Worry always envisions the worst, and so becomes apprehension or anticipation of danger, or misfortune, or trouble, or uncertainty.
4. Worry is a state of restlessness and agitation, producing mental disturbance, uneasiness, anxiety, and painful uncertainty.
If you retreat, you do not go back to your previous stage of spiritual growth; you’re out of fellowship, you’re out of the PPOG, you go back to reversionism.
5. Worry is a destroyer of the soul. If unchecked, it results in mental illness.
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.
If you worry about the possible troubles of the future; if they do come, you have only added to their weight.
If they do not come, your worry is useless; and in either case it is weak and in vain, and a distrust of God’s providence.
MAT 6:34 “Therefore do not be worried about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
There are two days in the week on which you should never worry; One is yesterday and the other is tomorrow.