Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Zoe-life. Part 1. A life filled with inner happiness and contentment.

Thursday, December 2, 2004

JOH 18:38 “What is truth?”
JOH 14:6 “I am the way [entrance], and the truth [doctrine], and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.”

“The way” = the entrance into the plan of God.
“The truth” = what we learn after we enter into the plan of God.
“The life” = the function that comes from truth or doctrine.

The Truth leads to the Christian lifestyle.

JOH 14:6 I am the way [entrance], and the truth [doctrine], and the life;

Zoe – zoology
Bios – biology
Zoe = the function of life.
Bios = the pattern of life.

In the spiritual life, zoe = the super-grace life which is the objective of Bible doctrine resident in the soul.

The “zoe-life” is God’s fantastic grace provision which is far beyond your desires and even your most fervent prayers.

The “zoe” life is God’s fantastic grace provisions which are far beyond anything that you have ever asked God for or others for.

JOH 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they might have [zoe] life, and might have {it} abundantly.”

The “zoe” life is also God’s fantastic grace provisions which are far beyond your fondest dreams.
The “zoe” life is the direct result of fulfilling the life beyond gnosis or knowledge.

The life beyond gnosis of EPH 3:19 is the means of entering the zoe life of EPH 3:20.

The life beyond gnosis or knowledge is the means of executing the PPOG, and the “zoe” life is the result of executing the PPOG.

a. He does infinitely more than all we ask, whether the asking is toward God in prayer, or toward man by request.
b. He does infinitely more than all we think or imagine, which is our personal desires, expectations, and our thoughts associated with happiness symbols.

Dreams can represent:
what we want to be, what we want to have, with whom we desire to associate, to what we want to be promoted to, where we desire approval, and where applicable, with whom we desire to marry.

COL 3:3 For you have died and your life [zoe-life] has been hidden together with the Christ by means of the God.

The Filling of the Holy Spirit,
Metabolized Bible doctrine circulating in the soul,
The ten problem-solving devices,
The execution of the PPOG.

Dreams are often an escape from reality, but there is nothing but reality and indescribable blessing in the “zoe” life.

1CO 2:9 However, as it stands written, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.”

ISA 55:8 “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are My ways your ways,” says the Lord.

ISA 55:9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.”

You cannot even begin to think, imagine, or dream of the fantastic things that God has provided for you in the zoe life.

In the life beyond gnosis, the Church glorifies God through the attainment of spiritual maturity.

In the zoe life, the church glorifies God through receiving their escrow blessings for time and in the eternal state.

a. Greatness or success.
b. Commendation from people.
c. Money and security.
d. Social life and romance.

e. The possession of materialistic things which are coveted for pleasure or desired as a status symbol.
f. Achievement in some field in which they are interested.
g. Possessing beauty, strength, attractiveness, and/or health.
h. Where applicable, being married to the ideal person.

God has provided for the mature believer a zoe-life, beyond imagination, and beyond our greatest solicitation to self-interest.

1. This life is only found in Christ and gives us guidance and direction in this life, JOH 1:4.
2. This life is made available to anyone who believes in TLJC, JOH 3:15.
3. This zoe life or the life which comes from God fulfills the desires which are found in everyone of us, JOH 4:14,Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

4. This life is made available to us in time, not beginning with eternity, JOH 5:24.
5. This “zoe” life or the life which God gives to us is given to us through the intake of doctrine, JOH 6:27.

6. This life is given in measure depending upon the believer’s desire for it, JOH 10:10.
7. This life can never be taken away, JOH 10:28-30.

8. This “zoe” life is described in JOH 17:3 as “knowing” God and TLJC.
9. It is through the written communication of Bible doctrine that this life is offered to every member of the human race, JOH 20:31.

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