Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The will of God that most believers resist. Knowing no man after the flesh. Part 8.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Love of Christ = motivation
Divine viewpoint = conclusion
One died for all = substitutionary spiritual death
All died = born in spiritual death
He died for all - unlimited atonement
Result - execution of the spiritual life.

MAT 20:28, “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

LUK 19:10 "For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."

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.

We have an entirely different attitude toward people and God’s will for our life and their life.

What is your attitude toward yourself?

1CO 15:10, By the grace of God I am what I am

Self-condemnation as we are warned against in ROM 8:1; 1JO 3:20.

Once self-condemnation is dealt with and taken care of and we’re no longer accusing or condemning ourselves, we are bold and free before God.

EPH 3:12 in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him.

As new creatures in Christ we think with the divine viewpoint of HEB 4:16 Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.

As new creatures in Christ we think with the divine viewpoint of PHI 1:6 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.

What is your attitude toward yourself?

1CO 15:10 By the grace of God I am what I am, then 2CO 5:17 will be an accepted fact, you will believe that you are a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

If not then self-condemnation and guilt will result.

One of the most important principles of fulfilling 2CO 5:16 is the principle of overcoming guilt, s guilty conscience
and self-condemnation.

Guilt is defined as a feeling of responsibility or remorse for some offense, failure, mistake, or wrong, whether real or imagined.

It is associated with negative feelings such as shame, remorse, anguish, torment, self-condemnation, self-unforgiveness, self-judgment and in extreme cases, severe depression.

1. Nervousness
2. Depression
3. Defensiveness
4. Suspicion of others
5. Sleeplessness, insomnia

6. Fear, panic attacks
7. Escapism, flight
8. Insecurity
9. Judgmentalism
10. Lack of concentration

11. Shallow friendships
12. Blame others
13. Self-condemnation
14. Addictions, self-destructive behavior
15. Works and performance

a. Genuine guilt
b. False or imaginary guilt.

Genuine guilt arises after a real violation of God’s biblical doctrines and principles.

Imaginary guilt on the other hand, arises from imaginary or false violations of one’s doctrinal beliefs.

This type of guilt is considered among categories of mental illness and is also classified as anxiety disorders.

JER 30:14, “For I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy,”

It is rare to come across committed Christians suffering from imaginary guilt.

The conscience becomes seared when inner convictions of right and wrong are rejected on a constant basis that an individual dulls the conscience.

They allow themselves to become victims of satanic accusations fro people who have no live but the lies of the cosmic system, REV 12:9-10.

EPH 4:32 And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

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