Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
January 30, 2019
Moses taught that “the day you eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you will [mowt = die spiritually] then it says that “you will taamuwt [die physically].”
Moses taught the main principle that dying spiritually, you shall die physically.
If they [Adam and the woman Ishshah] ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and that they would die spiritually and then naturally.
We have a verse that deals with Creation in Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
If we desire to know the main reason why we have been created, we are told about the Angelic Conflict and not the Gap Theory but the Gap fact in Gen 1:2.
We simply have no idea about the length of time concerning the rebellion of the fallen angels and what took place during that time; Gen 1:1-2.
Next, in Gen 1:22, we have a challenge to humanity.
This passage reveals the wisdom and power of our God; Gen 1:22.
The Trinity is revealed and we are told that the Lord gave us the authority to man to be responsible to our Lord; Gen 1:26-27.
Then we introduce the creation of man and the fact that there is an Angelic Conflict in GEN 1:27.
In GEN 1:28, the Lord reveals to us the greatness of His grace and love to us.
The Lord completed the work that mankind needed for the Divine Blessings; GEN 2:1-4.
These things were written not in chronological order but in the perfect order of the Trinity to worship our Lord; Gen 2:7.
As we continue to worship our Lord, the purpose of the creation of man is given beginning with Gen 2:15.
The commands and love from our God given to man in the beginning of the human race, with the freedom to choose either to follow our Lord or to live for self; Gen 2:15.
We are also given the freedom to reject or accept the plan of God for our life; Gen 2:16-17.
We also have the love and the guidance given to man and why it is not good for man to be alone; Gen 2:18.
The Lord “has” and “will have” the Divine Design given to mankind for the “Divine Purpose” of glorifying the creation of our Lord; Gen 2:18.
The first operation that ever took place is found in GEN 2:21.
The first woman that our Lord created in GEN 2:22.
The excitement of the man receiving a grace gift from the Lord to honor God; Gen 2:23.
The Lord instituted the gift of marriage to both the man and the woman; Gen 2;24.
From this section of the Word of God, we are warned about Heylel or Satan and his kingdom of darkness; Gen 3:1.
In Gen 3, we are now introduced to another creation, the serpent and his lies.
In GEN 3:2, here comes either a blessing or a curse, the introduction of the evil one himself who is called a serpent;
In GEN 3:3 we are warned about disobeying the Lord and following the wrong principles.
In Gen 3;4, we have the serpent, the devil, who is known for his lies and deceptions.
Satan uses friends and family to entice us to rebellion against the Lord, Gen 3:6.
When our Lord died, He actually died two deaths, first, a spiritual death for the sins of the world and this was followed by a physical death.
“Born Once, Die Twice, Born Twice, Die Once.”
Let me give you some insight into what our Lord said and the principle of living the spiritual life even though you may have lived it before.
This lack of interest is what many believers reject and what their Lord accomplished on the cross.
This leads us to be faithful even until death, and the Lord said; “I will give you the crown of life.”
The second death is that death that gives us light.
These passages and principles are also found at the end of the believer’s way of worshipping our Lord.
Principles that reveal what our Lord will give us as insight into whatever it is that is trying and studying the “Divine Authority” for the “Divine Design.”
Let’s take a look at the “Divine Design” that our Lord uses many times throughout human History.
- First in REV 20:12, our Lord is not a respecter of persons as far as His judgment is concerned.
- It doesn’t matter whether or not they are rich or poor, our Lord is still in charge and in ACT 10:34.
- This verse also says that there was equality and respect in Heaven revealed by the phrase in verse 12 which says that all were standing before the throne.
- The book of Life and the book of works where the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds [ergons = their works].
REV 21:8 — we have a description of the “Second Death;”
The second death is very unusual in the sense that it is basically not known by most believers today, but it does have some guarantees.
Some of those guarantees are based upon the success that winner believers enjoy and that winner believers will not have to worry about.
If you asked the average believer today if our Lord died for them, the majority of believers would say that they really do not believe that our Lord died for them and their loved ones.
If our Lord died for us then why do we have to die.
“If someone does something for you then why do you have to do for yourself again?”
Something will happen to cause us to be on the alert especially among your friends, family, husband, wife, your cat, your dog, even the pastor -teacher, etc.
Heaven would not be Heaven if certain ones are not with you to enjoy the blessings and the prosperity that they came from.
“I will pay all of the check for the table,” then why would someone else say “I will pay the Check” if someone already has.
Willful ignorance of doctrine which most believers are in bondage to because they do not think like the apostle Paul; Rom 12-14.
ROM 12:3 For through the grace given to me I say to every man among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think;
but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith or doctrine.
The problem of being ignorant and this is one of the main reasons that even believers become arrogant.
- In EPH 4:18, they are Darkened in their understanding;
2. They are excluded from the life of God;
- Because of the ignorance that is in them,
4. Because of the hardness of their heart;
Notice how the apostle Paul describes the problem and then he also gives us the reasons that we need to be in touch with God.
- EPH 4:18 = the first doctrinal evaluation where we read that believers allow negative thoughts to influence their decision making.
- They allow certain thoughts to penetrate their soul and spirit and reject the doctrinal solutions that our Lord gave to all mankind.
The apostle Paul was very careful when he was forced to communicate the divine solutions for the problems that we need to solve = PVTD.
These are believers who the apostle Paul is challenging so that they will make decisions based upon doctrine and not based upon their emotions.
In EPH 4:18 = the principle of being darkened in their understanding which refers to the negative vibes that many believers have.
“There are a lot of believers who are excluded from the life of God.”
They have the same weakness from arrogance that Satan had in Isa 14:12-14, and that is the sin of independence and the rejection of the real truth.
It is not a real truth because it comes directly from Satan and we know that he is a liar who mixes truth and error together; Joh 8:44.
It’s the real truth because God the Holy Spirit inspired it and He is God which means He cannot lie or even look upon sin; Hab 1:13.
(1) They are being darkened in their understanding.
(2) Excluded from the life of God.
This is the only solution for believers who have negative volition towards doctrine because their negative volition is affecting them in different realms.
“No” to God, “I will not gather together with other believers as Your Word clearly teaches that I should, however, I will do whatever I desire to do.”
- The area of implacability which causes us to reject the divine provisions from the Lord.
Ungrateful; Forgetful; Impossible to please no matter what you do for them or what you give to them.
Our Lord taught His disciples how to handle whatever comes their way.
Blessed be the happinesses (plural) that you possess and that you who weep now, you shall laugh.
There will always be people in your life who are never satisfied no matter what you do for them.
There will always be people in your life who complain about what we give to them.
JER 17:9 “The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?
No matter what trials, tribulations or adversities come their way. it does not change the fact that whatever they choose to do, there will be consequences.
The sin or the evil that many individuals develop as they try to fulfill 2Pe 3:18 = to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
If you don’t believe me, then believe what one of the wisest men in the world had to say about this principle of doctrine.
His name, of course, is Solomon, his mother was Bathsheba and his father was, of course, King David, who killed Bathsheba’s husband Uriah and then forced Bathsheba to marry him.