Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

What are you living for?

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Expanded Translation - Rom 9 However, this [rejection of Israel toward their spiritual heritage and toward TLJC who appeared as the Shekinah glory, ROM 9:4-5] is not to imply as though the word of God has failed.

If we look at life as it is laid out before us and dealt out to us and do not see it through the biblical interpretation of history and the fact that Jesus Christ controls history, we will not understand why certain things are allowed to happen to us.

God is the author of life -
EZE 18:4 “Behold, all souls are Mine;”

You have been created for His glory -
REV 4:11 “Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for Thou didst create all things, and because of Thy will they existed, and were created.”

JOH 15:16 “You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and {that} your fruit should remain,”

Therefore -
1CO 6:19-20 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

You realize that He is the one who has determined your destiny -
1TH 3:3 Let no one be disturbed by these afflictions;

2CO 4:17-18 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

You will discover true happiness and contentment only when you evolve your life around the biblical interpretation of history rather than thinking that history is to evolve around you.

a. Anthropocentric Academic Speculation or increasing in knowledge and regarding humans as the central element of the universe, GEN 11:1-9, Ecc 1.

ECC 1:18 In much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge {results in} increasing pain.

b. Are you living your life seeking happiness in pleasure, as Solomon did?
ECC 2:1-11 - the eat, drink, and be merry passage.

c. Are you living for the Family, having children and keeping it all in the family? Ecc 2.
ECC 2:18 I hated everything I’d accomplished and accumulated on this earth. I can’t take it with me--no, I have to leave it to whoever comes after me.

Without centering you life around the Biblical interpretation of history, your life is nothing more than -
JAM 4:14 You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

d. Will you live in the Philosophy of Time Orientation?
Ecc 3 - living for time only, and not for eternity, MAT 6:19-20.

MAT 6:19-20 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal.”

e. Are you living your life looking for happiness from money, wealth and prosperity? Ecc 5.

ECC 5:10 The one who loves money is never satisfied with money, Nor the one who loves wealth with big profits. More vanity.

f. Will you live for building a reputation? Ecc 7.
g. Maybe you are a sucker for sex and intimate relationships, Ecc 7.

ECC 7:26 I made one major discovery: A woman can be a bitter pill to swallow, full of seductive scheming [appealing to the sexual desires of the male species] and grasping [taking your bank account or life’s savings]. The lucky escape her; the undiscerning get caught.

ECC 9:9 Relish life with the spouse you love each and every day of your precarious or delicate and dangerous life. Each day is God’s gift. It’s all you get in exchange For the hard work of staying alive. Make the most of each one!

h. Are you looking for happiness in the hero image? Ecc 9.

PSA 118:8-9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.

When we see the importance of understanding the Biblical interpretation of history and the fact that Jesus Christ controls history, we will understand why we are really here and the true meaning and purpose of our lives.

Because our Lord Jesus Christ controls history, as a part of our Lord’s divine protection of man, He protects the human race from self-destruction.

Divine judgments protect the human race from self-destruction while at the same time cleansing the human race from elements that would destroy it.

The Biblical interpretation of history must be related to God, the angelic conflict, the unseen world of angels, and the visible world of mankind.

To correctly interpret history one must understand the angelic conflict, the dispensation of the Church-age, the Royal Family of God, and the mystery doctrine of the Church-age, which is called according to the biblical interpretation of history, the times of the Gentiles.

Six Basic Principles that the Lord has established which guarantee that the human race will never self-destruct and that mankind will live on this earth until the end of human history.
a. The division of languages, GEN 11:6-8, after the tower of Babel.

“One people, one language; why, this is only a first step. No telling what they’ll come up with next--they’ll stop at nothing.”
DAN 12:4 “In the last days knowledge will increase.”

The division of languages is actually keeping the human race from arrogance and self-destruction.

For there is power in numbers, and we would become arrogant if we all worked together and tried to solve all the problems of the world, and this is something that Satan wants with the "One New World Order" that so many are talking about.

In the resulting contest for the souls and minds of Americans in this new world order, the Church faces formidable opponents in godless liberal socialists, neo-conservative fascists (dictators who control through oppression and censorship), globalists, New Age religion, Islam and Satanism.

New World Order is a term used to describe the uniting of the world’s superpowers to secure and maintain “global peace.”

b. Nationalism.
At a certain time in history, God has declared the boundaries of nations, DEU 32:8; Acts 17:18-26.
DEU 32:8 “The Most High gave the nations their inheritance, He separated the sons of man, He set the boundaries of the peoples.”

God is the one who gave nations and therefore, in the biblical interpretation of history, we need to see the value of Nationalism, not Internationalism, and that’s why organizations such as the United Nations are an evil organization under the control of Satan.

c. Client nations to God.
DEU 7:6 “For you are a holy people to the Lord your God [separated or set apart for God]; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.”

A client nation is a national entity under the sponsorship of God, assigned the responsibility for the preservation, communication, and fulfillment of the canon of Scripture.

There is one major reason that the Jewish clients did not continue and why Gentile client nations also have not continued, such as Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, England (just to name a few), and that is Negative Volition to Bible doctrine which destroys a client nation to God.

In every case of Jewish apostasy in a Jewish client nation status both the clergy (prophets and priests), and the politicians of Israel are indicted along with the negative volition of the people.

2TI 3:1-2 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money,
1TI 6:10 For you see the love of money keeps on being a root of all sorts of evil through which [love for money] certain ones by intensively desiring it [money] have gone astray from doctrine and will pierce themselves with many types of pain.

MIC 3:11 Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, Her priests instruct for a price, And her prophets divine for money.

MAT 10:8-10, “Heal {the} sick, raise {the} dead, cleanse {the} lepers, cast out demons; freely you received, freely give. Do not acquire gold, or silver, or copper for your money belts, or a bag for {your} journey, or even two tunics, or sandals, or a staff; for the worker is worthy of his support.”

MIC 3:11 “Judges sell verdicts to the highest bidder, priests mass-market their teaching, prophets preach for high fees, All the while posturing and pretending dependence on GOD.”

ACT 10:34 God is not one to show partiality,

God says, “I’m dead set against prophets who substitute illusions for visions and use sermons to tell lies.”

Whitewash refers to man’s solutions or the false solutions to the problems of the client nation by the 3P’s, the priests, the prophets, and the politicians.

LEV 18:22 You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.

Keep it up USA with idolatry, which is worship or dedication and devotion to someone else, or something else, like materialism or money, which in DEU 7:25 is called an abomination to the Lord your God.

Keep it up with role refusals, males acting and looking like females and females acting and looking males which in
DEU 22:5 is also said to be an abomination to the Lord your God.

Keep it up, USA, with injustices found in society and the judicial system, because in DEU 25:15-16, everyone who acts unjustly is an abomination to the Lord your God.

Abominations according to the word of God:
Murdering children in
2CH 28:3;
Teaching false doctrine in
2CH 36:14;
Atheism, PSA 14:1;
Crookedness, PRO 3:32.

Abomination - tow`ebah = something disgusting, something that is repugnant, something that is wicked.

“Tell those who are slapping on the whitewash, ‘When the flooding rains come and the hailstones crash down and the hurricane sweeps, the walls, [man’s solutions to man’s problems], will collapse.’”

The violent wind is a symbol of striving after vanity, ECC 1:14,
and also refers to times of desperateness,
JOB 6:26.

The flooding rain and hailstones refer to the difficult times about to rain upon the nation.

EZE 13:15-16 “I’ll level your nation to the ground so that only the foundation stones will be left.
And, then you’ll realize then that I am GOD.”

c. Client nations to God.

What makes political solutions great is the invisible hero-ship of a pivot of mature believers.

1PE 4:17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God;

Political solutions are temporal; spiritual solutions are eternal.

Political solutions relate to the power of man; spiritual solutions relate to the power of God.

Political solutions are often erroneous and destructive to a nation, while spiritual solutions offer hope to a nation and eternal life to individuals in that nation.

Political solutions are mortal and subject to corruption; spiritual solutions are eternal and compatible with the immortality of the soul.

Political solutions grope in darkness of spiritual death, but spiritual solutions live in the light of eternity and the fantastic divine revelation in time.

Political solutions are related to the first birth of mankind and his spiritual death; spiritual solutions are related to regeneration through faith in Christ--the second birth of mankind and his eternal relationship with God.

Spiritual solutions never include violence or coercion, but a change in the soul through Bible doctrine.

In the New Testament we have the times of the Gentiles during the Church Age; only Gentile nations function as client nations to God, LUK 21:20-24.

1PE 2:9 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;”

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