The Three Witnesses in the Church-age.


April 15, 2018

Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday,
April 15, 2018

This spiritual intelligence which was once classified information, concealed and restricted from both angels and mankind, is what the Bible now calls a mystery.

Even the elect and fallen angels had to be taught this mystery by the church and they either responded or reacted.

In 1CO 4:9 For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.

In Eph 3:10, angels need to be taught this mystery, for we read in order that the multi‑faceted or many-sides of the wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.

Angels observe believers receiving commands from headquarters in heaven; 1Ti 5:21 I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality.

Even the fallen angels desire to look into the things God has graciously given the Church-age.

In MAT 18:10, angels also observe and protect children MAT 18:10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you, that their angels in heaven continually behold the face of My Father who is in heaven.

In LUK 16:22, angels also were present when Lazarus a believer died and he was escorted to paradise by the angels, LUK 16:22 “Now it came about that the poor man died and he was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom;

And in 1Co 11:10 angels observe the attitude that the woman has toward her husband and the symbol of authority that it represents.

This rejection of legitimate authority was the first sin committed in the garden of Eden.

Many times people quit because they lack the discipline needed to continue and to be successful, namely perseverance.

For the invisible hero of the Church-age, it is the second most  important witness in the appeal trial of Satan NOT Christian marriage.

It only remains secret to the “willful ignorance” on the part of believers in Jesus Christ; 2Pe 3:5.

For if a believer desires to know the truth about any biblical subject, it will be revealed; JOH 7:17, Jer 29:13.

JOH 7:17 “If any man is willing to do His will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from Myself.

1CO 4:1 says  Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

The most powerful thing in all the Bible is Throne Words.

The only way mystery doctrine gets across is through the exegesis of the New Testament Epistles and the mystery doctrine given to the Church-age believer.

Ignore and reject these principles and without a doubt you will be identified as a loser believer.

The born again believer in the Church-age who reaches spiritual maturity and then passes the most serious undeserved suffering can endure all things through Act 1:8; Heb 4:12; Phi 4:13.

Satan had to ask permission to test Job and his response to the legitimate authority over him beginning in JOB 1:6.

Satan is saying, “I am the ruler of the world and I have been roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.”

Satan always makes it clear that “While God had put Adam in charge of the world as it’s ruler, Satan recovered that rulership back.”

MAT 9:34, – “the ruler of the demons.”
2Co 4:4, – god of this world.
Eph 2:2, – prince and the power of the atmosphere.

His angelic sin of arrogance resulted in rejecting the authority that was over him, Jehovah Elohim in which he said, “I will be like the Most High God,” Isa 14:13‑14; Eze 28:12‑19.

He is the origin of murder and violence in the human race, Gen 4-6Joh 8:44.

He is the enemy of B.D.; Mat 13 and attacks your capacity for life.
He is the enemy of the Church,  Rev 2:9‑13.
He is the enemy of Christ, Rev 12:4.

The Devil rules certain believers though demon influence (not demon possession) and the involvement of the believer in the cosmic system.

Negative volition in the soul creates a vacuum in the soul which sucks the doctrine of demons into the stream of consciousness in the soul.

All of these verses are based upon us understanding “HOW” the believer can handle the subtle attacks made by Satan and his kingdom of darkness.

The power and authority that our Lord Jesus Christ used when He functioned and pioneered the spiritual life for the believer.

This pioneering of the spiritual life is called the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union which now overflows into the Church-age.

1Jo 4:4.  “Greater is He who is in you [omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit in the PPOG] than He who is in the world [power of Satan as ruler of the world and cosmic system].”

 

Satan is a very powerful king on earth whose desire is to first, seduce us and then to ultimately defeat us, but the Lord gave us the victory!

As a born again believer in Jesus Christ, you have the capacity in your local assembly, marriage, family, on your job, you have the most phenomenal, magnificent privilege and potential and opportunity.

If you teach the principle of authority in all realms, both spiritual and natural, you will be branded a “Winner Witness.”

The spiritual life that was pioneered by the Lord Jesus Christ had been passed on by Him to you.

It is a unique spiritual life. No one lived it before the humanity of Christ did and then passed it to the church with two added extras, both of which we need desperately, rebound and occupation with Jesus Christ.

REV 4:11 “Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power;

ISA 43:7  Everyone who is called by My name, I have created for My glory, the ones whom I have formed, even whom I have made.”

ISA 43:21 “The people whom I formed for Myself, Will declare My praise.”

JOH 15:8 “By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and {so} prove to be My disciples.

This motivation needs to be checked when it comes to your local assembly, your marriage, your family, your job, and especially how you handle legitimate authority in life.

(1) Volition; Gal 6:7.
(2) Marriage,
EPH 5:25 Husbands, love your wives.
(3) Family, Eph 6:1  Children, obey your parents.
(4) Nationalism, ROM 13:1  “Be in subjection to the governing authorities.”

Whenever a believer begins to have any form of success in the spiritual realm, there will be always be an attack made against that believer to try and stop that believer’s momentum in the plan of God.

Once the serious student of the word of God, or the believer who wants to have an impact in the spiritual realm recognizes this, then he will see the importance of God’s word as far as others are concerned.

Mal 3:10  Behold I will open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing which you will not be able to contain.

Since that blessing cannot be contained by the believer in time, it overflows to those in his or her periphery, family, community, even nation, and generation.

For David said when he recognized that blessing, Psa 23:5,  My cup overflows

It overflowed to his children, to his heritage, to his nation.

David served and benefited his generation…..and also many generations to come, including ours.

 

You have the capacity in your local assembly, in your marriage, your family, on your job, you have the most phenomenal, magnificent privilege and potential and opportunity to glorify the Lord.

Unique spiritual life = no one ever lived it before the humanity of Christ became incarnate and pioneered it, and then He passed it to the church with two added extras, rebound and occupation with Jesus Christ.

JOH 15:8 “By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and {so} prove to be My disciples.

This motivation needs to be checked when it comes to your local assembly, your marriage, your family, or your job.

The predominant problem with the woman toward the man is lack of respect.

EPH 5:22  Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

In the Bible there are only two “Adams, the first Adam lost the divine provisions established by God in the Garden of Eden, whereas the Last Adam, TLJC restored all that the first Adam lost.

The Last Adam recovered these things and gave them back to man while improving or making them better than they were originally designed.

In the garden of Eden, Adam or the original man possessed and absolute righteousness, lived in perfect environment and was given the gift of a relationship of intimacy with the woman.

In the Church-age, the last Adam, TLJC, provided a way for man to recover all that the first man, Adam, lost, and even more.

We have received more now than Adam had in the Garden.

Man received the natural provisions first, now through the Last Adam, TLJC, man receives the greater provisions, which are spiritual.

Angels do not experience the intimacy of the relationship of marriage which is why 1CO 11:10  Therefore the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.

  1. The responsibility of man to reveal his love for his wife, Eph 5:25, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself as a substitute for her.”
  2. The responsibility of the woman, which is to show respect for his authority as the husband; Eph 5:33….let the wife see to it that she respect her husband.
  3. The mutual responsibility of both the husband and the wife, forgive as Christ forgave, EPH 4:32 And be kind to one another, tender‑hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

Angels observe these principles for they have no idea what marriage is all about since they have never entered into marriage with one another, MAT 22:30, Angels neither marry, nor are given in marriage.

Demons and elect angels are watching Christian marriages, because it is a part of fulfilling the uniqueness of the Church-age, Eph 5:32.

Elect angels observe Christian marriage while fallen angels oppose Christian marriage.

Marriage of two believers is the proving ground for the commands and duties which demand the highest form of virtue that has ever existed.

If you could look at marriage like this, you wouldn’t be so subjective about it or hypersensitive, you would realize that it is a part of your Christian service and your spiritual life.

Marriage between two believers in the Church-age is to become the ultimate in Christian service.

For marriage is much more demanding than any relationship in life.

This is the only dispensation where every believer can take the fantastic spiritual life provided by God and fulfill certain passages such as being content in whatever state you’re in, Phi 4:11-13.

  1. Respect, especially on the woman’s part.
    2. Love – as Christ loved
    3. Forgiveness

How can a husband expect his wife to love him, when he is a loser through jealousy, bitterness, vindictiveness, implacability, etc., and becomes vicious and vile?

A woman can only respond to a man in freedom.

Capacity for love expands where one is under authority.

It takes a greater capacity for love to respect a man and be under his authority.

Respect has to be the mandate for the Christian wife, because she is under the authority of her husband.

Virtue and values always meet in one place, coalescence of bodies and coalescence of souls.

Freedom in marriage belongs to both spouses, but you must have values to avoid anarchy.

Freedom without authority is anarchy, disorder or confusion.

Freedom must be exercised on the basis of spiritual values related to the mystery doctrine of the PPOG.

Once you take the pressure off the role of the husband and wife in marriage and focus in on the glorification of TLJC as an invisible hero, than you do not enter into unrealistic expectation in the marriage.

In less than a hundred years, you’re not going to be married to that person anymore forever and ever, says MAT 22:30.

For others of you, the love boat is going to dock  as God gives you time to build .

Only one life will soon pass, and only what is done for Christ will last.