Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit produces a new spiritual person.

The Dispensation of the Hypostatic Union was going to be a life-changing doctrine for those of you who have PVTD.

Its life changing because it gets our eyes off ourselves and puts them right where they belong — upon our Lord.

Two Categories of Branches:

  1. Dead branches – represent dead works or the production skills of the OSN minus the spiritual skills of the new nature — God classifies as “Dead Works.”


  1. Live branches representing the production of divine good with the spiritual skills that our Lord placed within us as the basis for the production of agathos or divine good.

The Gentile Pentecost = Acts 11:1517, Peter recognized that what happened to them on the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem (Acts 2) was a fulfillment of the prophecy of Acts 1:5.

Act 1:5   for John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

When it comes to this subject of ‘speaking in tongues; there are two important passages; Isa 28:9-13; 1Co 14:21-22.

You cannot get a better explanation then the one that is given in these two passages; Isa 28:9-13; 1Co 14:21-22.

Act 2 – the First Pentecost ever seen or given was a Jewish Pentecost where the Jews came from all over the  world to celebrate the Passover and heard the Gospel in the language of the country that they came from.

The languages that were given were all “KNOWN” languages; Act 2.

It was not the foolish garbage that is out today where apostate believers and unbelievers are used by Satan to distort and distract others from the real gift of tongues which was for the unbelieving Jews; 1Co 14:22.

As Peter began to speak on this occasion, the Gentiles received the baptism of the Holy Spirit as did the Jews on the day of Pentecost; Act 1:5; Gal 3:26-28.

The Baptism of the Spirit applied equally to both Jew and Gentile; it was not a Jewish monopoly.

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit produces a new spiritual person within every believer and is designed to replace the old psychological person.

The old psychological person =  a reference to the double-mindedness of the carnal Christian who lives in (1) Fear; (2) Bitterness; (3) Guilt; (4) Hatred; (5) The Sins of the Tongue.

  1. You share His life which is eternal life, 1Jo 5:1112, “And the deposition is this: God has given to us eternal life, and this [eternal] life is in His Son.  He, who has the Son, has life.”


  1. You share Christ’s righteousness.  You have a double perfect righteousness:  that of the Father’s from imputation at salvation, and that of the Son’s through union with Him.

2Co 5:21  “He who knew no sin was made sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”

Possessing the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ is the means for the conveyance of your escrow blessings for time.

  1. We share the election of Christ an escrow election, Eph 1:34.


  1. We share the destiny of Christ by learning about our personal sense of destiny and applying it to a protocol predestination, Eph 1:56.


  1. We share the Sonship of Christ Gal 3:26, He is the Son of God; “We are Sons of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”

JOH 1:12  But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, {even} to those who believe in His name,

  1. We are the heirs of God and joint-heirs with the Son of God, Rom 8:1418, 1Pe 1:4.


  1. We are a royal priesthood, sharing the priesthood of Christ 1Pe 2:5,9.


  1. We have eternal security; we can never get out of union with Christ whether we are winners or losers; Rom 8:1; Joh 5:24.


  1. We are adopted into the Royal Family of God, Eph 1:5  He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will.


  1. We are a Royal Family of kings, Rev 1:5, 5:10. Rev 19:16.

The biblical connotation of adoption, which is based on the Roman aristocratic function of adoption in the time when the New Testament was written, is not the same as our Twentieth Century practice.

Adoption means to be recognized by God as an “adult son”  positionally at salvation and an “adult son” experientially at spiritual growth especially spiritual maturity.

The Latin adoptia = the exact equivalent of the Greek huiothesia in our passage  meaning to adopt someone as an adult son not a baby believer, as it were.

They had character, integrity, but most important of all, they had respect for authority, both in the natural realm and the spiritual realm especially they had very strict ideas about being parents.

Roman Senator — whose son was court-marshalled but the father said; “O no, I will execute him,” and he stepped up and plunged the short Roman sword into the chest of his son and personally executed him.”

They would look for someone else in society who was old enough to respond to authority and they would adopt them Roman style so that the family name would continue with aristocracy.

If he was a weak individual, another person would be adopted and would take over the family business and become the heir.

Adoption meant to pass the family fortune and the family opportunities down to that person who was qualified to be a legitimate mature heir of the family inheritance.

Adoption meant greater opportunity for anyone who was adopted and became one of the heirs of the estate especially under the rules of the Roman Empire which gave the legitimate heir the family fortune.

Adoption was a way of recognizing superiority and selectivity in the Roman society.

The new heirs who would also have a ceremony when this adoption took place to announce to members of the family the new heir.

We would discover that in the spiritual realm, imputations at salvation are made as part of the ceremony of Heirship recognizing that we now have a plan and purpose in life.

Being in union with Christ, we are jointheirs with Christ, and are therefore adopted at the moment of salvation, Gal 3:26.

huiothesia = to place a son in the home who would carry on a family business, the family estate, or whatever it was that was important and   meant recognition as an adult son.

Adoption was designed to train a child in the recognition of authority.

Adoption was a system of selectivity for heirship, in which a capable person would succeed another capable person.

To place an adult son in the home was a Roman custom for aristocracy.

A wise Roman aristocrat could adopt as his heir anyone he deemed worthy.

Just being the son of an aristocrat did not mean you would inherit your father’s land, wealth, or title; you had to be adopted.

The family fortune and opportunities were passed down through that adopted person.

If you adopted your own son, it was the highest honor you could bestowed on him in the Family Tree.

The adoption of an heir in the ancient world normally became an event that brought out the gratitude and the appreciation of those who were not heirs but deserved to be.

There were two parents (King David – Bathsheba) who were affected in many ways by their son, Solomon.

A father’s love for his children will be revealed when he disciplines or reproves them for their own benefit; Pro 3:12.

Please notice that the father loves to reprove and correct his son,   especially those whom He delights in.

A wise son is called a chakam ben (son) meaning wise, intelligent, skillful or artful.

He or she will claim that they’re having problems because of what other people are doing to him when in reality the majority of their problems are self-induced.

This is a little shocking, but please notice that a foolish son who is  destruction to his father is compared to the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.”

His thing is lies and lies and more lies.

PRO 20:20  He who curses his father or his mother, His lamp will go out in time of darkness.

Prin: The rebellious son is a son who curses his father or his mother.

Prin-Adoption was the ceremony of proclaiming the heir to the estate.

Second Prin-Adoption was brought about as a means of introducing a stronger society in early Rome.

The actual ceremony was called adrogatio which said in effect that the law could not be reversed, so that as long as you were alive, you were the heir.

This is definitely more than just being a custom of Roman aristocracy, adoption was Roman Law.

Adoption refers to our equal privilege and equal opportunity under predestination.

It also meant rank and aristocracy not necessarily based on physical birth.

The lowest person in Roman society, if he had ability, could be adopted, and therefore have the greatest of opportunities.

“Well look, I came from a very poor family and we didn’t have the opportunities that other people had.”

“We didn’t have the privileges that other people had, the education, the life-style….etc.”

Well, you can tell that to Abraham Lincoln who use to study by firelight after working all day.

They had opportunity in this country.

And opportunity means willing to start at the bottom,

willing to sacrifice,

willing to work hard.

Once you understand and respect authority, all you need is the opportunity, but opportunity means starting at the bottom.

Adoption is defined as the fulfillment of the father’s plan to appoint a legal adult son.

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