Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Angelic Conflict. Part 38. Operation footstool began the Triumphal Procession in heaven, which will conclude on earth at the Second Advent.
Friday, February 17, 2006
While God the Father was canceling our debt on the cross (vs 14), the whole satanic system of fallen angels, superior to man, was also being disarmed and neutralized at the cross (vs 15). Satan appealed his first judgment in eternity past and the cross was the place of his second judgment.
“He made a public display” - aor-act-ind - deigmatizo = at a certain point of time He began to make a show of them openly.
Deigmatizo = to display the captives.
Having triumphed - aor-act-part - thriambeuo = to lead a Triumphal Procession or make some kind of a special exhibition.
Operation footstool - began the Triumphal Procession in heaven and will conclude with a Triumphal Procession on earth at the Second Advent of Jesus Christ.
A custom in the ancient world after winning a war was to bring the captives back; it was called a Triumphal Procession or a march through the city of Rome.
When TLJC was resurrected three days after the cross, He was on the earth for 40 days and then He ascended to the right hand of the Father.
When TLJC arrived in the presence of the Father, He arrived as the conquering general, and in front of Him Satan and all demons were in the triumphal procession as captives.
The fallen angels went back to their activities because they will be executed at the Second Advent which is Operation Footstool.
When our Lord arrived in heaven He heard that famous quote from God the Father, “Sit down at My right hand till I make your enemies your footstool.”
Never before in history is there anything as important as the baptism of the Spirit which results in the creation of a new spiritual species and the Royal Family of God.
Never before in history is there anything as important as the predesigned protocol plan of the Royal Family of God only.
Never before in history is there anything as important as the phenomenal portfolio of invisible assets which belongs to each one of us as Royal Family of God.
For the first time in history, every believer, regardless of his background, attainments or lack of attainments, handicaps, success, or any other distinguishing human factor, has equality given by God Himself.
Never before in history is there anything as important as our unique royal commissions: royal priesthood and royal ambassadorship.
Never before in history is there anything as important as the unique mystery doctrines of the Church-age.
Never before in history is there anything as important as every member of the Trinity indwelling every believer.
Never before in history is there anything as important as the unique availability of divine power which we all have.
This is the first time in history when there are no prophecies to be fulfilled during the Church-age.
Never before in history is there anything as important as the dispensation of invisible heroes.
SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MUNDI = “The glory of this world passes away.”
Point 9. The Importance of the Hypostatic Union.
Hypostatic union = in the person of Jesus Christ are two natures: undiminished deity and true humanity in one person forever.
Sometimes our Lord would say things from His deity only, JOH 8:58.
Then sometimes the Lord would speak from His humanity and not His deity, JOH 19:28.
Jesus Christ had to become perfect humanity to be our Savior, to be our high priest, to be the mediator between God and man, and to fulfill the promise of the Davidic covenant that David’s son would rule forever.
Jesus Christ had to become true humanity and perfect humanity in order to receive the imputation and judgment of our sins on the cross -
1PE 2:24 and He Himself bore our sins in His body [humanity] on the cross,
JOB 9:1-2 Then Job answered, “In truth I know that this is so, But how can a man be in the right before God?”
JOB 9:32-33 “For He is not a man as I am that I may answer Him, That we may go to court together. There is no umpire between us who may lay his hand upon us both.”
1TI 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
Jesus Christ became true humanity to be our high priest after the pattern of Melchizedek,
HEB 7:4-5,14,28; 10:5, 10-14.
ROM 1:3 concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh,
HEB 2:14 Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil;
In the dispensation of the hypostatic union, Satan did everything in his power to try to destroy the humanity of Christ through temptation, attempted assassination, and to keep Him from reaching the cross.
1JO 3:8 “The person who keeps on doing the sin [unbelief - JOH 16:9] is from the devil because the devil has sinned from the beginning; and for this purpose, the Son of God has been revealed that He might destroy the works of the devil.”
We have the three unique temptations from Satan to our Lord Jesus Christ during the hypostatic union.
The word Jesus, Iesous - Joshua or Savior, is always used for the humanity of Christ; it is not used for His deity!
“Was led up” - aor-pass-ind - ago - passive voice = the humanity of Christ received the action of the verb as a part of evidence testing; He was led by the Holy Spirit.
Satan is allowed a tremendous amount of leeway because spiritual maturity prepares you to take anything in life!
Satan is actually given a tremendous amount of leeway including even taking away health, prosperity, causing misunderstanding and loss of friends, almost any kind of disaster!