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It has always taken resurrection life for God to express Himself in human beings. Part 2.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

1. The law demands perfection. Therefore, God had to perfect us before He could bless us. Therefore, God must give us something of Himself to make us perfect.

Perfect righteousness qualifies us for grace blessing.

So for the righteous requirement of the Law to be fulfilled in us, we must receive the blessings that come from being perfectly righteous.

They are blessings that have been personally designed just for you.

They are defined in general for us in - DEU 7:12-26; DEU 28:1-14.

MAT 5:17 “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill.”

Hina - “in order that” = introduces the reason or the purpose for the entire grace policy.

Requirement - singular neuter noun dikaioma (righteousness) = “the righteous requirement of the Law.”

1. The law demands perfection.
2. The Law promises blessing to those who are righteous.

ACT 4:12 “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.”
PHI 2:9 “Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the title which is above every title”

You share His life which is eternal life, 1JO 5:11-12.

You share Christ’s righteousness, 2CO 5:21; we have a double perfect righteousness: that of the Father’s from imputation at salvation, and that of the Son’s through union with Him.

We share the election of Christ, an escrow election, EPH 1:3-4. We share the destiny of Christ, a protocol predestination, EPH 1:5-6.

We share the sonship of Christ, GAL 3:26.
We are the heirs of God and joint-heirs with the Son of God, ROM 8:16-17.
We are a royal priesthood, sharing the priesthood of Christ, 1PE 2:5,9.
We are adopted into the royal family of God, EPH 1:5.
We are a royal family of kings, REV 1:6; REV 5:10.

“Might be fulfilled” - aor-pass-subj - plerothe - plhrwqh
= (1) To fill up a deficiency.
(2) To fully possess.
(3) To fully influence.
(4) To fill up with a certain quality.

Aorist tense - culminative aorist = views the action of the verb as reaching its conclusion based upon previous action.
Passive voice - pleroo = the believer receives the action of the verb or the legal requirements of the Law.
Subjunctive mood is the mood of potential.

The law requires something from us and something in us meets the requirement.

At the moment of salvation we have a deficiency.
We are all minus divine blessing which is the companion of divine righteousness.

The believer’s goal is to glorify God.
The believer’s means is perfect divine righteousness.
The believer’s result is divine blessing.

Only those who walk according to the Spirit or live the spiritual life can ever have the requirement of the Law fulfilled in them.

When a believer walks according to the Spirit, he develops a capacity that qualifies him to be able to receive his escrow blessings in time.

We glorify God not by what we do but by allowing what He has done to be manifested in time in our lives.
The only way we can glorify God is by growing spiritually so that we can receive the real imputations of divine blessings.

2CO 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you,
1CO 2:9 but just as it is written, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”

Our obligation, then, is not to the Law, but to respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

PHI 1:6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who has begun in you an absolute good work will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.
PHI 2:13 for it is God [the Holy Spirit] who is at work in you, both to will [give you motivation] and to work [He gives you the ability to execute] above and beyond His good pleasure.

So many believers feel they are not making any spiritual progress unless they are swiftly and constantly forging ahead.

“To strengthen, complete and perfect you and make you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good thing that you may carry out His will”

It has always taken resurrection life for God to express Himself in human beings.

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