Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

When a congregation receives their right pastor-teacher that the Lord has sent to them then they not only receive TLJC but also God the Father.

“became troubled” = aor-pass-ind of the verb tarasson which is  etarachthe which means to become disturbed, to become agitated or deeply troubled.

Our Lord was “troubled in spirit” which simply means that He became disturbed, agitated and deeply troubled at something but He was still filled with the Spirit.

Righteous indignation = EPH 4:26  Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.

MAL 1:2  “I have loved you,” says the Lord. But you say, “How hast Thou loved us?” “{Was} not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob;

MAL 1:3  but I have hated Esau, and I have made his mountains a desolation, and {appointed} his inheritance for the jackals of the wilderness.

God also has wrath and He is still spiritual, JOH 3:36 “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the

Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

God also scorns and laughs and mocks in PRO 1:26  I will even laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your dread comes,

Vengeance = ROM 12:19  Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.

Jealousy = EXO 20:5  “You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,

“will betray” = fut-act-ind of paradidomi –  paradosei meaning to hand over, to deliver up, to betray,  or to deceive and to forsake that individual whom God has sent.

They have all been arguing about who is the greatest, now they’re looking around wondering who is the worse.

The one who sat at the head of the Table always reclined higher than the others because he had to observe his guests to see if they were being served properly.

Peter doesn’t feel that he is in enough trouble already after the foot washing rebuke, he’s already had his feet in hot water, now he’s sticking his head in it.

Peter has finally decided that he’s not the traitor so he wants to find out who the traitor is.

Peter is not going to stick his neck out yet, so he asks John to do it.

Pres-act-ind of the verb neuei which means to gesture, to make a sign, to signal by nodding the head.

There’s no word for “us”……he really says “tell me who it is of whom He is speaking.”

John was confident it was not him.

Who can see all of this facial gesturing”?   Answer: The Lord Himself.

Even the traitor still has his privacy.

All of the time that the traitor walked with TLJC, the traitor had his privacy.

Even though our Lord knew the truth about the traitor, He still would not expose him but protected his privacy.

This does not mean that Judas was forced into doing this.

God knew in eternity past what decisions a person would make no matter what period of time in human history they would be born.

1. At the point of physical birth, every member of the human race comes under the principle of selection not election.
2. God “selected” you, just as He did Judas, to be a member of the human race.
3. God “selected” your gender, male or female.
4. God “selected” the color of your skin and the intricate parts of your human body.
5. God “selected” your nationality.
6. God also “selected” your geographical location.
7. God “selected” the dispensation you would be a part of.
8. God “selected” the time and place and date of your birth.
9. God “selected” your parents.
10. God “selected” the time and place and date of your birth.

God cannot make a mistake because in DEU 32:4, we read, “The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.

God did the best He could do for you to have the greatest  privileges and opportunities than any other decisions you think He should have made.

When did your life begin and who chose you to be alive?

JOB 33:4 “And the breath from God has created me [a human being], and the breath [soul life] of the Almighty gives me [human] life.”

The Hebrew phrase is “ruach El” – equivalent to the Greek word pneuma = breath, spirit, life, and lifestyle.

This statement by Job is after the fall of man in the Garden and states the principle of the origin of human life, which is from God.

Job does not say that the copulation of a male and female gave him life.

Human life comes from God not from the sperm of the male or the ovulation of the female egg.

ISA 44:2  “Thus says the Lord who created you, who formed you from or literally outside [separated from] the womb,
Life begins at birth, not conception.

JOH 3:7 “Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ – not conceived again.
Life begins at birth not conception.

LUK 1:35  And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that HOLY THING which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Hagion =  in the neuter, which means neither male or female but a thing because it was not yet a gender.

Amp = LUK 1:35  The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and so the holy (pure, sinless) Thing (Offspring) which shall be born of you will be called the Son of God.

JOB 3:16 “If I was like a miscarriage which is discarded [died in the womb], [then what would he be?

He says] I would NOT be, As infants that never saw light.

Death in the womb means no existence at all, while death at birth means an individual will be alive in the eternal state.

The Hebrew prepositional phrase is “mi beten” and should be translated “out from the womb.”

God formed you and me or gave us life “out from the womb”, “separated from the womb”, “outside the womb”, “away from the womb,” says the prepositional phrase “mi beten.”

ECC 12:7  “Then the dust [biological life] will return to the earth as it was, and the breath [ruach, soul life] will return to God who gave it.”

Every member of the human race has been selected by God to be alive and God has a purpose for their life.

Judas was selected to be born but not elected to live the spiritual life.

LUK 12:48  to whom much has been given much shall much be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.

If he had been given the right opportunities and privileges he would have turned out to be one of greatest of all.

This is one of the questions that have really never been answered concerning what is known as the mystery of iniquity.

Why does man think the way he does, say the things he says, and do the things he does.

There’s a tremendous difference between a purpose and a destiny……just like there’s a tremendous difference between Selection and Election.

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