The lesson on March 29, 2020 was part 49 of the "Genesis" study. Before we continued on the Genesis study, the first 15 minutes covered the latest Right Division Snippet which was entitled "Mid – Acts: “The Mystery Was Made Known in Acts” – Proof?" This snippet presents evidence that the mysteries that we revealed in Acts is not The Mystery that was revealed post-Acts in Ephesians and Colossians. Wayne took time to review some of the mysteries that were revealed in that it was the wisdom of Christ which was hidden in Old Testament scriptures that needed an inspired Apostle to bring them to the surface, which Paul was the Apostle during Acts to reveal them. As we revisited the Genesis study, Wayne continued to look at the Days of Noe being compared to the Acts period in that God practiced longsuffering. In the Acts it was for Israel to repent so Christ could return. We are encouraged to understand the ministries of the Apostle Paul. You have to Rightly Divide Paul's writings. He wrote 7 books during the Acts and 7 epistles after Acts. Those written after Acts are our instructions for today. In these books, we look at the One Baptism vs. those baptism's promoted during that Acts period. The scripture reading was from 1 Corinthians 2:7 KJV
This study was taught by Dr. McLain in June, 1986 and is about knowing the "Will of God" in your life. As Paul is our example, we should be filled with joy, in whatever state we find ourselves and to glorify God. Each day, time should be set aside for an appointment with God to talk over plans for the day and to ask Him to energize His purpose through us. God hasn't asked us to "do" anything.
This study was presented on May 6, 1984 regarding the complexity of God. The Apostle Paul expressed this best when he wrote in 1 Timothy 3:16 "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." Further Paul says in Colossians 2:2b-3 "2 ...
This study was given by Pastor Clifford McLain from May 22, 1986 through August 1, 1986 covering the subject of prophecy in our time. The motivation from scripture is found in 1 Timothy 4:1-6; 13 which reads "1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. 6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained... 13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine."
Purpose of the Study Papers on “The Mystery” by C.E. McLain, 1987 - "And to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ" (Ephesians 3:9) KJV.
This seminar covers the very last prophecy given to Israel in the Old Testament--a significant fact in itself. Christians today are looking for the so-called "rapture" and the return of the Lord, and for us to "meet Him in the air." In this step-by-step study, we discover that not only is this not possible today, it doesn't even affect Christians.