The omnipotence of God in the resurrection of Christ is seen in 1Co 15:20‑22 "But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep [body in grave].

 

1Co 15:21  For since by man came death [real spiritual death from Adam], by man came also the resurrection from the dead [real spiritual life from TLJC];

 

1Co 15:22 for as in Adam all die [perpetuation of real spiritual death to human race], so also in Christ shall all be made alive [resurrection of believers because of our substitute]."

 

The power that sustained Jesus Christ on the cross and the power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is now available to each one of us as believers in the execution of the PPOG.

PHI 4:13  I can do all things through Him who strengthens  me.

 

ISA 40:29 He gives strength to the weary, And to {him who} lacks might He increases power.

 

ISA 40:30 Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly,

 

 

ISA 40:31 Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up {with} wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

 

2CO 12:9  And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

 

2CO 12:10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

 

 

 

He also used all the problem solving devices except for occupation with Christ which would be occupation with Himself.

 

This means that the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit, functioning inside the PPOG under the principle of the filling of the Spirit, sustained the impeccable humanity of Jesus Christ on the cross just as He had sustained Him for thirty-three years. 

 

God the Holy Spirit provided our Lord with the enabling power to endure the terrible ordeal of becoming our substitute and being judged for our sins on the cross.

 

While the omnipotence and justice of God the Father was involved in judging our sins, the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit sustained the humanity of Christ on the cross.

 

The same omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit that sustained the humanity of Christ on the cross inside the PPOG now sustains the any Church-age believer when he is residing in the PPOG for his life.

 

 

GAL 3:13   Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"

 

The reason why we needed to be redeemed from the curse of the law is the fact that we cannot keep the Law or any system of morality because we have a sin nature and we are sinners. 

 

 

(a)  Salvation was provided through the substitutionary spiritual death which removed the barrier between man and God.

 

(b)  Salvation was provided through unlimited atonement which removed the barrier of personal sin.

 

(c)  Salvation was provided through redemption which removed the barrier of the curse of the Law.

 

(d)  Salvation was provided through regeneration which removes the barrier of physical birth.

 

All believers in the royal family have only "one Lord," EPH 4:5.

 

 

 

He cannot sponsor sin or tempt to sin; He can have nothing to do with human good or evil except to reject and condemn it. 

 

 

God the Father, in judging our sins, abandoned or forsook the humanity of Christ on the cross. 

 

 

One of the many things that makes the cross so unique and fantastic and separates Christianity from all other religions is that the cross is the only time in history when spiritual death occurred and perfection continued.

 

God the Father abandoned His Son Jesus Christ on the cross because He was imputing the sins of the world to perfect, impeccable humanity [which qualified Him to be our substitute], and judging those sins as Christ received them.

 

While being judged for our sins, the humanity of Christ in substitutionary spiritual death remained perfect. 

 

Our Lord does not perpetuate spiritual death to the human race; instead, He breaks the power of spiritual death to all who believe, and provides eternal life.

 

JUD 1:24   Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,

 

JUD 1:25 to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

 

 

The sword of the Spirit, the Word of God manifested in The Doctrine of the Substitutionary Spiritual Death of Jesus Christ.

 

  Point 1. The Categories of Spiritual Death.

1. Real Spiritual Death
&
2. Substitutionary Spiritual Death.

 

 

Point 2. The Importance Of Understanding The Definition Of The Substitutionary Spiritual Death Of Jesus Christ Based Upon The Original Language.

 

When it comes to the doctrine of the Substitutionary Spiritual Death of Jesus Christ from the original language, there are three Greek prepositions that portray the substitutionary spiritual death of Christ on the cross:  They are “peri”, “pros”, and “huper”. 

 

 

They all take what is known in the original language as the preposition plus a pronoun  called a “genitive of advantage” in the sentence to express the principle of “substitution”.

2TI 2:14   Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God  not to wrangle about words, which is useless, and leads to the ruin of the hearers. 

 

 

2Ti 2:15  Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman  who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth.

 

2Ti 2:15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 

1CO 9:24  Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize?  Run in such a way that you may win.

 

PHI 3:14  I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

COL 2:18 Let no one keep defrauding or robbing you of your prize.

 

2JO 1:8  Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished but that you may receive a full reward.

 

REV 3:11 'I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, in order that no one take your crown.

 

”Defeat doesn't finish a man, quitting does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.” ~ Richard Nixon

Moses was in conflict with them in Egypt and in the desert with Korah, Dathan and Abiram.

 

 

Jeremiah was fighting with them in Judah.

 

Ezekiel faced them and called them "foolish prophets" that have followed their own spirit and have seen nothing.

 

The apostle Paul called them "preachers of another gospel" in Gal 1. Faith plus works.

 

And purveyors of the doctrines of demons in 1Ti 4:1.

 

2Pe 2:1 false prophets who arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies.

 

 Jud 1:8  These men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties.

 

Jud 1:16, "These are grumblers, finding  fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage."

 

Act 20:28  "be on guard for yourselves  and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He  purchased with His own blood.

 

Act 20:29  "I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;

 

Act 20:30   and from among your  "own selves, men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.  

 

PSA 94:8  pay heed, you senseless among the people; and when will you understand, stupid ones.

 

JER 4:22, They are foolish, they do not know Me, they are stupid children and they have no understanding of doctrine.

 

JER 10:21 For the shepherds have become stupid and have not sought the Lord; therefore, they have not prospered and all their flock is scattered.

 

PHI 2:12  So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out  your salvation with fear and trembling;

 The apostles took what was known in the original language as the preposition plus the genitive of advantage of the pronoun in the sentence to express substitution.

The genitive of advantage in the Greek indicates that it is to your benefit, to the benefit of the person for whom, of whom, or on behalf of whom, something is done.

 

ROM 5:6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

 

 

"For" is the preposition “huper” and “ungodly” is the genitive of advantage of the personal pronoun “asebes” which is translated the ungodly, therefore it could be translated ROM 5:6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died [in place of, instead of, on behalf of, as a substitute] for the ungodly. 

ROM 5:8  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 

 

"for us" is the preposition “huper” plus the genitive of advantage of the personal pronoun “hemon” and it means in place of, instead of, on behalf of, or as a substitution for US.

 ROM 5:8  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died as a substitute for [in place of, instead of, on behalf of, as a substitute ] us."

 

Point 2  The importance of understanding The Definition of the Substitutionary Spiritual Death of Jesus Christ Based upon the Original Language.

 

 1PE 3:18, we have the preposition “huper” again plus a pronoun used as a genitive of advantage.

 

1PE 3:18  For Christ also died for sins once for all the just for  the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;

 

When it says the just FOR the unjust, the word just is the nominative singular adjective “dikaios” which is translated "righteous." 

 JOH 1:29  "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!"

 

 

Jesus Christ was perfect in His humanity because He remained inside the PPOG even while being judged for our sins. 

 

 


HEB 9:14  how much more will the blood of Christ, who THROUGH THE ETERNAL SPIRIT offered Himself without blemish to God,

 

The trichotomous, perfect humanity of Christ remained impeccable during the entire time He was being judged for our sins. 

 

 

Trichotomous means that He kept His body, soul, and human spirit, holy, innocent, undefiled, and separated from sinners.

 

  (1)  He was sustained by the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit in the PPOG, HEB 9:14.

(2)  He utilized the problem solving devices, especially +H, concentrating on and sharing the happiness of God, HEB 12:2-3

 

HEB 12:2  fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and  has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

HEB 12:3  For consider Him  who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you may not grow weary and lose heart. 

  1PE 3:18 For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just [or the righteous one] for [or “huper” - in place of, instead of, on behalf of, as a substitute] for the unjust [or unrighteous ones],

 

 

In this passage the preposition “huper” plus the genitive of advantage from “adikon” translated not the "unjust" but it should read the "unrighteous"  is strictly substitutionary, translated "on behalf of  the unrighteous ones.

 

ROM 3:10  as it is written, "There is none righteous, not even one;

we are all completely unrighteous. 

 

 

ROM 3:11  There is none who understands, There is none who seeks for God;

 

ROM 3:12  All have turned aside, together they have become useless; There is none who does good, There is not even one."

 

ECC 7:20  Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who {continually} does good and who never sins.

 

ISA 64:6 "Our righteousness is as filthy rags in His sight."

 

1PE 3:18  For Christ also died for sins once for all, the righteous One instead of [in place of, on behalf of, as a substitute for] the unrighteous ones."

 

"The Doctrine of the Substitutionary Death of Jesus Christ."

 

The fact that Christ remained righteous while bearing our sins is what made the suffering so intense. 

 

 Not only is He is the only person in history who remained absolutely perfect during His lifetime but He is the only person in history who remained absolutely perfect in spiritual death.

PHI 2:9  God also highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name  [title] which is above every name [or title],

 

PHI 2:10  that at the name [title] of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth,

 

PHI 2:11  and  that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

 

 

Just as the lamb being slaughtered was without spot and without blemish, even while bleeding to death, so the humanity of Christ remained impeccable and trichotomous in His unique spiritual death upon the cross.

 

1Pe 3:18 says  For Christ also died for sins once for all, the righteous One instead of  [in place of, on behalf of, as a substitute for ] the unrighteous ones, in order that He might bring us to God,

 

1Pe 3:18, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the Spirit;

 

Jesus Christ died physically after He died spiritually as a substitute for us. 

 Then the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit restored our Lord's human soul from Hades to His body in the grave, thus becoming an agent in our Lord's resurrection, according to Rom 1:4, 8:11; 1Pe 3:18.

 

The omnipotence of God in the resurrection of Christ is seen in

1Co 15:20‑22 "But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep [body in grave].

 

1Co 15:21  For since by man came death [real spiritual death from Adam], by man came also the resurrection from the dead [real spiritual life from TLJC];

 

1Co 15:22 for as in Adam all die [perpetuation of real spiritual death to human race], so also in Christ shall all be made alive [ resurrection of believers because of our substitute]."

 

The power that sustained Jesus Christ on the cross and the power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is now available to each one of us as believers in the execution of the PPOG.

 

PHI 4:13  I can do all things through Him who strengthens  me.

ISA 40:29 He gives strength to the weary, And to {him who} lacks might He increases power.

 

ISA 40:30 Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly,

 

 

ISA 40:31 Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up {with} wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

 

2CO 12:9  And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

 

2CO 12:10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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