God no longer dwells in temples made with human hands; He now dwells with Theandric Action alive in those who live in that relationship.


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Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Tree f Life
Weekly Review
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God no longer dwells in temples made with human hands; He now dwells with Theandric Action alive in those who live in that relationship.

DEU 29:29, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.”

There are passages in the Word of God that reveal the importance of the believer realizing that there are secrets, gems and mysteries found throughout the scriptures. These are certainly worth the believer’s attention to dig out the mysteries of the Word of God.

Our Lord always relied on the ministry of the Holy Spirit rather than the goodness of man or the Adamic nature.

HEB 9:14, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

In the Hypostatic-union, the Lord was not only God but He also has the nature of man within Himself. However, He did not use His own deity, but instead He used the power of the Holy Spirit that indwelt Him as an example for us.

In Theandric Action, we have the nature of God alive in us. Theandric Action is the fullness of God’s nature overflowing in the human vessel which is surrendered to the plan of God.

I dedicate this next statement to those believers who have the ability to present to you the devastating results of failing to live in Theandric Action, and sharing the eternal benefits of being established with God’s nature through the power of the Spirit and the Word of God.

Theandric Action does not mean losing our individuality or creative ability, nor does it imply that our sin nature can ever be erased. The apostle Paul said in 1CO 15:l0, “I labored more abun­dantly than them all [that is all the other apostles], yet not I, but the grace of God that was in me.”

Paul never lost his individuality, yet he operated in the power of God’s disposition or nature throughout his ministry. Truth concerning the invisible God can only be imparted to natural man by those Christians who under­stand and live in the appropriation of the principle of Theandric Action.

The sad thing is that most believers know nothing about Theandric Action.
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As you continue to grow, you will see that, as the Christian faces every situation in life in the power of Theandric Action, the nature of God will be revealed to believers throughout the world. And through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, all human problems and failures can be transformed into victories for the believer who, in courage and faith, applies this principle.

It is my intention that this subject, Theandric Action, will challenge you to experience the victory of Christ in every detail of your life, no matter what you face, including death.

Remember, the Christian way of life is divided into two general categories: Living and dying. Living and dying is a part of life. And, if you experience a period of time when you know you’re dying, then you have the opportunity of utilizing the Theandric Action.

If you advance to spiritual maturity and if you become a spiritual champion and an invisible hero, then it can be said that you have enjoyed living. And if you have enjoyed living, you will love dying with the Lord by your side. Apart from the Rapture generation, all believers will experience physical death. And in dying, remember that God has saved the best until last.

Dying is a part of Christian experience which does not depend upon the volition of the believer, but on the sovereignty of God. In the living phase of God’s plan, the believer has control over his life for successes or failure, for execution of God’s plan or failure to do so.

Therefore, the believer approaches dying as a winner or as a loser, as an invisible hero, or as one who has fragmented his life. In the dying phase of God’s plan, the believer has no control over the time, place, or manner of his death.

The physical death of the Church-age believer is a matter of the wisdom, integrity, and sovereignty of God. And because the integrity of God cannot be unfair or unjust, the time, place, and manner of our physical death is a perfect decision from Him. And because of the infinite and eternal wisdom of God, He cannot be wrong in any decision He makes.

And this means that anytime you become critical or upset, blaming God for the departure of a loved one, you’re in a state of blasphemy. Because it isn’t a matter of when we think the death should be; it is a matter of when God has decided. And God cannot be unfair.

His decision about the death of any person is never unfair. Some die healthy; some die ill. And if God decides to take you out by some terrible disease, all the health food and vitamins in the world won’t help you; you will die of that disease. The point is that nothing will prolong your life beyond God’s time for you to die.

This does not imply that long life means that you have advanced spiritually. It simply means that God in His own wisdom has made the decision regarding the death of each one of us. All of us will die with the exception of the Rapture generation.

We need to make sure that we are all prepared for what is about to come our way no matter what it is that the Lord is doing and as ambassadors of Christ, always be ready for whatever we need that

Since the omniscience of God knows all the facts in each individual case, including the time, place, and manner of our Lord’s physical and spiritual death which is always a wise decision when it comes from our Lord.

All decisions from the sovereignty of God are made in perfect and eternal wisdom, including the time, place, and manner of dying. And that is what reminds us of PSA 116:15, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.”

Death is always God’s victory and it always allows us to come to certain doctrinal principles that we are never caught naked concening the subject we are noting. Some believers will die as losers; some will die as winners; however, all will go to Heaven.

So, death is a reality and the main thing that we all need to understand is what happens to us when we die is death to all of us and how do we solve the problems that accompany death, either personal or impersonal?

Theandric Action is around today but it doesn’t seem to functioning as it should which would manifest itself in our life in relationships. The Scripture tells us of this relationship.

  1. The Last Adam and the New Creation; 2CO 5:17.
    2. The Head and the Body;
    3. The Shepherd and the Sheep;
    4. The Vine and the Branches;
    5. The Cornerstone and the building;
    6. The High Priest and the Royal Priesthood;
    7. The Groom and the Bride analogy;
    8. The King of kings and the Royal Family of God; 1PE 2:5-9.

The wickedness of human nature is expressed in national disputes, racial discrimination, political upheaval, and the expression of violence in every aspect of human interaction. The Bible is not mistaken in the basic premise that no man is excluded from the capability of committing the worst moral or ethical violation because he possesses a fallen, depraved, and inherently sinful heart.

Even in the first generation of the Church-age, the importance of the divine nature or Theandric Action was being preached but most of the listeners did not know a thing about it. In ACT 17:23, the apostle Paul observed that Theandric Action was not being taught by anyone as it should.

ACT 17:23-24, “For while I was passing through and examining the objects of your worship, I also found an altar with this inscription, ‘TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.’ What therefore you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands;”

Little do most believers know that God was no longer dwelling in tents or temples made with human hands, but instead He was now dwelling with Theandric Action alive in those who believe in that relationship. The closest we come to this truth is found in a few passages that the apostle Paul taught like: 1CO 3:16-17, 19-20, Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and {that} the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore, glorify God in your body.

2CO 6:16-18, Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,” says the Lord. “And do not touch what is unclean; And I will welcome you. And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me,” Says the Lord Almighty.”

This is what our Lord wanted the apostle Paul to live in and teach other believers how to do the same.

EPH 2:14-22, For He Himself is our peace, who made both {groups into} one, and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, {which is} the Law of commandments {contained} in ordinances, that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, {thus} establishing peace, and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.

And He came and preached peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near; for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner {stone}, in whom the whole building, being fitted together is growing into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.

The ultimate manifestation of the Temple is known as the Eternal Temple.

REV 21:10-22, And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God. Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper.

It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names {were} written on them, which are {those} of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. {There were} three gates on the east and three gates on the north and three gates on the south and three gates on the west.

And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them {were} the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. And the one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, and its gates and its wall.

And the city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width; and he measured the city with the rod, fifteen hundred miles; its length and width and height are equal. And he measured its wall, seventy two yards, {according to} human measurements, which are {also} angelic {measurements}. And the material of the wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass, every kind of precious stone.

The first foundation stone was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God, the Almighty, and the Lamb, are its temple.

JOH 8:46-59, “Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me? He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear {them,} because you are not of God.” The Jews answered and said to Him, “Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?”

Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges. Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.” The Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets {also}; and You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word, he shall never taste of death.’ Surely You are not greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets died too; whom do You make Yourself out {to be}?” Jesus answered, “If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God; and you have not come to know Him, but I know Him; and if I say that I do not know Him, I shall be a liar like you, but I do know Him, and keep His word. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw {it} and was glad.” The Jews therefore said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself, and went out of the temple.

The presence of Jesus Christ, the God of Israel—who had resided as the Shekinah Glory in the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle and later the Temple—had come in the flesh. We are now commanded to reflect that same Shekinah Glory, the presence of Jesus Christ, who indwells us (JOH 14:20; COL 1:27). Our bodies are His temple during the Church-age; we are His new sanctuary (ROM 8:9-11; 1CO 6:19-20). His power now belongs to us (HEB 12:2). God has given us the power, the system of protocol, that we need to “proclaim the virtues” of Christ in our lives (1PE 2:9b).

As believers we come to love our Lord Jesus Christ—our “most important love” (REV 2:4), by living within the system in which His humanity lived in. By obeying the mandates of His protocol system, by thinking His thoughts—Bible doctrine, the “mind of Christ” (1CO 2:16). We do this by utilizing the power that sus­tained our Lord, we become “imitators of God” (EPH 5:1). The dynamics of Christ’s humanity become our dynamics. His virtues become our virtues. His capacity for happiness becomes our capacity. His glory becomes our glory (2CO 3:18).