Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Thanksgiving Special 2011.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Thanksgiving is that form of worship in which the Church-Age believer acknowledges the benefits related to the divine initiative of grace in eternity past and in time.
JOH 4:24 “God is a spirit, and those who worship Him must worship by means of the Spirit [filling of the Spirit] and by means of [truth] doctrine.”
Thanksgiving is worship and an expression of the wonderful functions of the problem solving devices on the FLOT line of the soul.
All true worship in the Church-Age is based on the two power options: the filling of the Holy Spirit and the metabolization of doctrine.
The filling of the Holy Spirit plus the metabolization of doctrine plus the problem solving devices on the FLOT line of the soul equals true thanksgiving.
The application of doctrine through the use of the problem solving devices produces the only true thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is the application of Bible doctrine to experience through the function of the problem solving devices.
Thanksgiving has no meaning, even for believers, until they are consistently functioning under the spiritual skills.
Thanksgiving is a part of the daily function of the ten problem solving devices deployed on the FLOT line of the soul.
Thanksgiving is a part of the spiritual life.
Thanksgiving is a moment by moment mental attitude produced by the spiritual skills in the soul.
Thanksgiving is the mental attitude forged from cognition and inculcation of Bible doctrine plus subsequent capacity for life from metabolized doctrine in the right lobe.
COL 2:7 “Having been rooted and having been edified in Him, and being stabilized by means of doctrine as you have been taught, overflowing with thanksgiving.”
“In the light” – instrumental of manner, which is an idiom stating the manner in which the believer is qualified for a share in the endowment of the saints – in the light of the infallible word of God.
Thanksgiving is coterminous with the attainment of spiritual capacity righteousness and subsequent conveyance of escrow blessings for time.
Thanksgiving is both an expression of the spiritual skills and the capacity for divine blessing in time.
Thanksgiving is first of all directed toward God, and as an overflow it is capacity and appreciation for life.
Thanksgiving is an index of the spiritual status of the believer.