Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
November 18, 2018

I would like to reveal to you some of the many blessings that we need to establish what our Lord was doing even before He created the earth, and before He created man.

Therefore, one of the man blessings that our Lord gave to us was to bless us before He created us; (EPH 1:4-6).

First of all we are told by the Apostle Paul that the Lord blessed us first, and then He chose us “in Christ” to be blessed by the Lord by before He created all things.

1.You were blessed before you were created by the grace of God who also handpicked all of us to represent Him on  this earth.

2. Then you were elected before the foundation of the world.
And this is the principle of being created or chosen by the Lord.

We are going read a few passages that are considered to be the reasons why our Lord was said to be crucified even before the foundation of the earth; REV 13.

So, we will continue with some of these principles by noting that by those same principles that our Lord had to deal with even in eternity past.

Wisdom is the Hebrew word chokmah and it is not knowledge as such; but it goes to the spiritual metabolization of Bible doctrine.

Bible doctrine has given everyone of us an invitation.  

Without the teaching of doctrine there can be no truth because of God's wisdom.

Without the perception, metabolization and application of Bible doctrine, there can be no wisdom.

Receiving knowledge or understanding doctrine gives you a voice, it gives you an impact.

It will be an invisible impact that the people of God can have if they desire to have an impact which will be greater than any impact in history.

Remember, in this passage wisdom is being personified or treated as we all grow in 2PE 3:18.

It does not refer to TLJC but to that which TLJC thinks and does.

Wisdom is differentiated from the person of TLJC, although in reality the two are inseparable.

Wisdom is a noun chokmah in the feminine and it refers to Bible doctrine which has been metabolized in an individual's life.

Call is the Qal future of qara which means to proclaim, to read, to call, to preach. In the Qal future it means that wisdom or doctrine will always proclaim, read and call.

Qara also means to declare and announce freedom to those who are in slavery and bondage.

Wisdom or metabolized doctrine gives the believer understanding and discernment.

When it says that understanding lifts up her voice, it has to do with the red alert system in the soul that causes believers to know that something is not as it appears.

Lift up is the Qal future of the Hebrew verb nathan which means to put forth, bring forth, or to give something.

HEB 5:14, but solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

Doctrine is in the feminine gender so we have She doctrine takes her stand.

Stand is the Hebrew word natsab and means to take one's stand, to recompense, to restore.

Doctrine always directs the believer to take a stand, however, make sure you understand that it is a doctrinal one.

Natsab = to set over, to establish, to station, to post, to garrison, to guard as an army. It means to watch out "for you" as well as watch "over you."

Wisdom or doctrine will set over the believer and establish the believer EVEN in the devil's world.

This word means to take a stand with a firmness which implies the expression of strength.

Cries out is the Hebrew verb ranan meaning to shout for joy or happiness.

Always in the gateway in the ancient world there was an auditorium that served as a news room to let people know what was going on.

Doctrine is always available for those who have positive volition.

Now I should point out once again the fact that the word for wisdom or doctrine is chakmah and it has a technical meaning =  it means to have technical understanding.

All good theology is based on Bible doctrine and it is technical. It requires concentration.

A fool is someone who thinks that they know so much and they know so little.

We are all fools at some time, that goes with having an OSN.

People who are guilty of moral degeneracy rarely recognize what fools they really are.

We have to learn doctrine and understand doctrine to discover what our area of foolishness actually is.

Naive - pethi - silly ones, stupid ones. It means those who are open to deception and enticement because of ignorance; 2PE 3.5.

 PRO 14:15 says that these type of individuals believe anything.

Pethiy is a word for fool which describes people who are easily persuaded by flattery, delusion, deception and enticement. And it actually means a stupid fool!

Discern - bin - understand, consider, perceive.

Now, you might want to learn these doctrinal principles because of passages like this and the principles of application of  this Hebrew noun word actually brings out the fact that a person can hear without perceiving.

2PE 3:5, we are told how they are willfully ignorant.

MAT 17:20 And He said to them, "Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, Move from here to there,' and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible.

MAT 19:26, And looking upon {them} Jesus said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

MAR 10:27, Looking upon them, Jesus said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God."

LUK 1:37, "For nothing will be impossible with God."

It refers to knowledge which is superior to the mere gathering of data and therefore we could say it refers to knowledge being converted to wisdom or gnosis to epignosis.

In verse 6 the first word that comes up is the Qal imperative of the verb shama, which is a command to hear and listen.

We are living in the merit of faith or that we are living in one of the human viewpoint principles of thinking as our Lord desires for the believer to live in the divine plan of God.

This means that doctrine must be valued more than anything else in life.

Note that it is Bible doctrine or knowledge which speaks noble things or virtuous things.

The Hebrew verb "shall speak" is what is known as the piel future of dabar - which means to speak in an intensive way.

Dabar means to speak, to declare, to command, to promise, to warn, to threaten and to sing.

Noble things is the Hebrew word nagid which means high things, or excellent things, such as is found in the original language.

Wickedness is the Hebrew word resha which does not mean sin but it means anything that is opposite of the character of God.

Wickedness is legalism, self-righteousness, moral and immoral degeneracy.

The word wickedness is used in the book of Proverbs as that which is against and opposite of the righteousness of God.

Abomination - toebah -detestable, loathsome, horrible.

Legalism and self-righteousness and detestable to Bible doctrine.

Bible doctrine is righteous and your means of living in the righteousness of God in time.

PHI 4:8, Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.

Many times verses are taken out of context to back up false doctrine, but Bible doctrine taught categorically protects from crookedness and perversion.

Doctrine is built upon doctrine, knowledge is built upon knowledge.

Qal imperative of laqach means to seize with power and enthusiasm, or with interest and strong motivation.

Nothing is more important to you than doctrine and in the feminine we are also to praise God's word.

Give doctrine a hearing because a higher priority than money.

Whatever materialistic thing that is pleasing to the eyes, it cannot compare to knowledge of doctrine.

Money, success, prosperity, pleasure, friends, loved ones, social life, sex, status symbols etc.

The first 11 verses we have the principle of communication of Bible doctrine, that's the first paragraph.

Second paragraph, there are verses 12-21 we have the production of doctrine.

The word for prudence is armah which means the ability to regulate and discipline your own life. It also means to have caution and sensibility.

find - matsa - to present, to deliver, possess.

Knowledge- daath - skill, knowledge, truth.

Discretion - mezimmah - purpose, evil devices or we could say, false doctrine.

  1. It will give you a purpose in life, such as a personal sense of destiny.
    2. It will serve as a red-alert system to protect you from the influence of evil.

Mizimmah also means a plot.

Because EPH 6:12 is a reality, we all need to be protected from the plots of the evil one.

By evil remember that it could mean moral degeneracy or immoral degeneracy.

Pride is the mental attitude. Arrogance is the action.

The perverted mouth here is perverted speech. Perverted speech always puts people down.

The perverted mouth - tahpukah - means a perverted mind, which means that you listen to perverted things.

It also means a perverse heart which means that you believe perverted things.

It means a perverted mouth which means that you speak those perverted things which you allowed to go into your soul.

Knowledge of Bible doctrine is what gives you counsel and sound wisdom.

Notice also that knowledge gives you power.

 PRO 24:5  A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power.

One of my favorite verses in the book of Proverbs is PRO 8:17,  I doctrine love those who love me;

The most important love in your life is to love doctrine which is the means or the vehicle of personal love toward God

Diligently = It takes effort to search for doctrine. Bible doctrine is not going to force itself upon you.

Bible doctrine requires some aggression on your part.

Diligently seek - piel participle of shachar in the piel stem which is the intensive stem means that this is an intensive search for Bible doctrine.

The participle denotes that there is a purpose in searching for Bible doctrine which is the ultimate purpose in life, knowing and loving God.

shachar = intensive search; extreme search; fervent search; a passionate search.

Riches speaks of materialistic success. Honor speaks of fame through achievement.

Success doesn't ruin you. Why? It is because the believer who has a capacity can handle any problems no matter how difficult it may be.

Enduring wealth and prosperity has to do with your escrow blessings for the eternal state.

The Hebrew verb halak and it is the intensive stem, it is a walk against intensive opposition.

  1. Legalism
    2. Works
    3. Details of life
    4. Hardness of the heart
    5. Passivity
    6. Laziness

Endow - nachal - to cause my lovers to inherit, it means to get or take as a possession.

Nachal- Theological wordbook of the Old Testament, signifies giving or receiving property which is a part of a permanent possession and as a result of succession.

Nachal means something that is permanently given to the believer and therefore something that has eternal repercussions.

Treasuries - otsar - a storehouse, an armory; a reference to the divine house which the Lord builds through doctrine.

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