Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
What is our part ?
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
How do we love each other as Christ has loved us?!
How do we be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect?
And so with this Great Hope, we need to be encouraged that God will complete this work in us.
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
(The God of peace will) equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ
LORD, You will establish peace for us,
Since You have also performed for us all our works.
It is the God of peace and prosperity who comes to us promising to do the work for us, therefore giving us His peace and prosperity.
We need to know very well the one main requirement on our part, which will enable us to one day operate in the great principles of love and honor and unity.
The importance of
Positive Volition Towards Doctrine
Positive Volition is a consistent attitude wherein believers make clear cut and confident decisions to study, learn and apply doctrine without allowing obstacles to get in the way.
The word positive means:
1) to express clearly and confidently a certain action.
2) A motion or decision that is definite, unyielding, constant or certain in its action.
The word volition means: a choice or decision made by the will.
It is a very delicate and sensitive desire that can be hindered by arrogance or emotionalism and it can ultimately be extinguished by hardness of the heart, scar tissue of the soul and an inordinate occupation with the details of life.
The writer of Psa 119 had this compelling desire even as he was being dragged into slavery. PSA 119:16 “I shall delight in Thy statutes; I shall not forget Thy word.”
In PSA 119:24 he again reveals his positive volition by stating, “Thy testimonies also are my delight; They (doctrine and testimonies) are my counselors.”
Positive Volition toward Doctrine is the driving desire which motivates believers to overcome all obstacles and center their life in Doctrine.
“But if I say, I will not mention Him or speak anymore in His name, His word is in my heart like a burning fire, shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.”
“As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for Thee, O God.”
“O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”
Because Positive Volition toward Doctrine is so important and determines the believer’s status with God experientially, the Lord has provided everything needed to fulfill this desire:
1. God has provided the mechanics of inspiration for the formation and preservation of the canon of Scripture.
2. God provides the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit inside the Pre-designed Plan of God (PPOG) enabling us to understand the mechanics for the execution of His plan.
3. God provides the Divine plan for the Church and the PPOG for the Royal Family of God.
4. God provides a right Pastor-teacher for every member of the royal family who is positive to Doctrine. There is no such thing as a self-made Christian.
Acts 20:28, 1PE 5:3
5. God provides the privacy of the royal priesthood for the perception of mystery doctrine. Every believer is given a royal priesthood for the purpose of freedom and privacy.
6. Logistical Grace Support. Every member of the royal family is kept alive for the equal privilege and the equal opportunity to execute God’s plan. This includes the provisions for food, clothes, shelter, transportation and the other necessities of life.
According to God’s Word, HE has to provide for the believer with PVTD.
7. God provides the local church as the classroom for the royal family to learn His Word.
8. God provides human volition as the means of integrating Doctrine into the life of the believer.
“I [doctrine] love those who love me; and those who diligently seek me, will find me.”
POSITIVE VOLITION AND CHURCH AGE DOCTRINE
The Church-age is not a period of miracles; it is a period of utilization of Divine dynamics or power acquired through the use of Positive Volition toward Bible doctrine.
When we have this active desire to know God, the believer should appreciate the invisible work of God and recognize that even the maturing of his own positive volition is from God.
In other words, positive volition becomes a blessing in itself, a blessing which allows the believer to fulfill the conditions of the PPOG, making the motivation of positive volition a driving force and a source of even greater blessing in the believer’s life.
“So then let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.”
Positive volition is never automatic; any believer at any time, in any stage of spiritual growth can become dull of hearing, described in HEB 5:11-14.
Through a process of reaction, bitterness and emotionalism, they became dull and boring.
Luke 17:5 The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!"