Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The will of God that most believers resist. Knowing no man after the flesh. Part 4.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

3. Knowing or recognizing no one after the flesh.

When you regard people from the flesh or human viewpoint you feel threatened by them.

Recognizing or knowing others according to your flesh eventually causes you to feel threatened by people, by their success, by their talent or ability.

Recognizing or knowing no man after the flesh means that you believe ZEC 4:6b, “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.”

1CO 4:7, For who regards you as superior? And what do you have that you did not receive? But if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?

Recognizing or knowing no man after the flesh means on the basis of the former standards of our fleshly human viewpoint.

If we are going to live the spiritual life, with such knowledge of knowing the angelic conflict and knowing the glorification of God, we are to no longer look at life the way we use to.

Because of all this, the fact that we are new creatures, and that we have a new system of thinking, and that TLJC died for all, we are now qualified to love as His ambassadors.

With this new mental attitude of recognizing or knowing no man after the flesh, we have an entirely different attitude toward people and God’s will for our life and their life.

1TI 2:4, He desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2PE 3:9, The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

Recognizing or knowing no man after the flesh means that people no longer disturb us or upset us because we are not thinking with our flesh.

We are not thinking with a judgmental critical presumptuous viewpoint.

PSA 19:12, Who can discern his errors? [who really knows why they think the things they think, say the things they say, do the things they do]

Aquit me or clear me of hidden faults or Clear me from hidden and unconscious faults.

PSA 19:13, Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

JOH 21:22b, “What is that to you? You follow Me!”

ROM 14:4, Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and stand he will, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

JUD 1:24, Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,

1PE 4:15, But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.

Our capacity for love increases, our flexibility and tolerance and understanding develops, we live in our brand new nature no longer looking at people the way we use to.

It means we do not even try and know Him according to our own flesh or on the basis of our human viewpoint and presumptions.

Before we grew up spiritually, we lacked the doctrine to really know Christ from the new man or the new creatures we have been made to be.

We now love Him because of the doctrine we have in our soul, which is printed on the neurons of our brain.

We now have a new attitude toward Christ and therefore we now have a new attitude toward ourselves and toward people.

1JO 4:19, We love, because He first loved us.

2CO 5:17 tells us why we can have fantastic dynamic power printed on the neurons of the brain.

When you don’t recognize or know yourself after the flesh you believe that you are a member of the Royal Family of God.

You recognize that your transgressions have been wiped out like a thick cloud, ISA 44:22.

Your God is merciful to your iniquities, and remembers your sins no more.

Because you think with the mind of Christ, with divine viewpoint and not human viewpoint, you recognize

PSA 103:12, As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

What mind do you think with?

The divine viewpoint or the fleshly carnal human viewpoint of the OSN?

Knowing no man after the flesh means understanding and believing passages like

ISA 38:17c For You have cast all their sins behind their back.

ISA 38:17, “Lo, for {my own} welfare I had great bitterness; It is Thou who hast kept my soul from the pit of nothingness, For Thou hast cast all my sins behind Thy back.”

Knowing no man after the flesh means that you believe and apply passages like

JER 31:34c For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.

PSA 103:10, “He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.”

PSA 65:3, “Iniquities prevail against me; As for our transgressions, Thou dost forgive them.”

COL 2:13, He made you alive together with him, having forgiven us all our transgressions.

It is compassion which motivates forgiveness.

Feared in the Hebrew means reverently worshipped.

EPH 1:7, In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace,

1JO 2:12, I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.

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