Adam’s spiritual death was real and passed down genetically to every member of the human race except Jesus Christ.
Our Lord’s spiritual death resulted in making eternal life available to all, and was a substitutionary atonement.
Rom 5:13 “For until the Law [personal] sin was in the world, but [personal] sin was not imputed where there is no law.”
Our sins were not imputed to Christ on the cross — until 1500 years after — the Law came.
Even though real spiritual death existed from Adam to Moses, — and from Moses to Christ, — our Lord did not come to die for the sins of the world — until the Mosaic Law – had been in effect for 1500 years.
GAL 3:24 Therefore, the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, that we may be justified by faith.
Rom 3:20 “Because by the works of the Law no flesh shall be justified in His sight, for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.”
Rom 5:20 “Now the Law came in as a side issue, in order that the transgression of Adam might increase [multiply], but where [personal] sins increased, the grace of God increased in greater abundance.”
Rom 5:21 “that, just as the sin nature ruled in the sphere of spiritual death [real spiritual death],
Point 1. The Categories of Spiritual Death.
Point 2. The Definition of the Substitutionary Spiritual Death of Jesus Christ Based upon the Original Language.
Point 3. The Difference between Real and Substitutionary Spiritual Death.
Point 4. The Mec hanics of the Substitutionary Spiritual Death.
Why did it take just three hours for billions of sins to be judged on the humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ?
The omnipotence of God the Father judicially imputed all the sins in human history to the impeccable humanity of Christ.
Judicial imputation = the sins were not antecedently His own.
Antecedent meaning – a thing or event that existed before or logically precedes another; preceding in time or order;
There was nothing in Christ that deserved the sins to be imputed to Him.
JOH 10:17 For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it back.
“I lay down My life” is reference to the cross,
“so that I may take it again” is a reference to resurrection,
JOH 10:18 No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it back. This commandment I received from My Father.”
The holiness of the Father that is His justice, both judged our sins and simultaneously abandoned the humanity of Christ on the cross.
MAT 3:17 and behold, a voice from the heavens said, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
Perfect, righteous God was judging perfect, righteous humanity.
This was the climax of the Great Power Experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
The Hypostatic Union means that in the person of Christ – He is “undiminished deity” and “true humanity” in one person forever.
The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit sustained the impeccable humanity of Christ through His enabling power in the Pre-designed Plan of God.
The enabling power of the Holy Spirit provided endurance to remain on the cross and receive the imputation of all the sins of the human race.
PRO 24:16 For a righteous person falls seven times and rises again,
But the wicked stumble in time of disaster.
1JO 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous, so that He will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
HEB 9:13 For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled, sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh,
HEB 9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Dead works are good things that we do without relying on human nature rather than divine nature.
1) Rebound and Recovery.
2) The filling of the Holy Spirit.
3) The Faith Rest Life.
4) Grace Orientation.
5) Doctrinal Orientation.
6) A Personal Sense of Destiny.
7) Personal Love for God the Father.
8) Impersonal, Unconditional Love for all Mankind.
9) Contentment and Perfect Happiness.
10) Occupation with Christ.
“Human good” is classified in 1CO 3:11-15 as wood, hay, and straw…
“Divine good” is classified in 1CO 3:11-15 as gold and silver and precious stones…
HEB 12:2 “Be concentrating 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 says For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you may not grow weary and lose heart.
Since our Lord’s humanity remained inside the Pre-designed Plan of God and endured the imputation and judgment of our sins, it follows that this was not an ordinary “real spiritual death”, but a “substitutionary spiritual death”.
Our Lord in His humanity always remained trichotomous during His substitutionary spiritual death.
Dichotomous – Body & Soul
Trichotomous – Body & Soul & Spirit
We know our Lord remained trichotomous, for in His unique physical death – His spirit went into the presence of the Father, His soul to Hades with the Holy Spirit, and His body into the grave.
While God the Father used both His omnipotence to impute our sins to Christ and then His justice to judge our sins, it was the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit that sustained our Lord on the cross and provided Him the enabling power to endure His substitutionary spiritual death, those three hours of being judged for our sins, so He might remain the perfect sin offering.
The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit sustaining Christ was a far greater task than is required to sustain us.
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.
The greatest work of the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit occurred at the cross.
Point 5. The Old Testament Analogy to the Efficacious Substitutionary Spiritual Death of Christ on the Cross.
WHAT IS THE CHRISTIAN’S PURPOSE on earth?
After salvation, what?
Pro 20:25 It is a snare for a man to say rashly, “It is holy!” And after the vows to make inquiry which means to become familiar with the Word of God.
Heaven is absolutely guaranteed for anyone who has believed in Christ as Savior (Rom 8:38-39).
The quality of the believer’s life on earth depends on his execution of God’s plan after salvation so that he or she can have an impact for blessings in time and eternity depend on fulfilling God’s plan in time.
God freely gives “all things” after providing salvation (Rom. 8:32).
Learn Bible doctrine because the Bible reveals God’s person and plan and only through knowledge of God can anyone appreciate, love, and worship Him.
The doctrine of the Trinity for in the Bible Jesus Christ, as the God-Man is the center of the universe and….
Each member of the Trinity, the Father, the deity of the Son of God and the Holy Spirit have a period of time where they can teach us how to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ through those dispensations.
The Father has 2 basic Dispensations that He specializes in.
The Son has 2 basic Dispensations that He specializes in.
The Holy Spirit has 2 basic Dispensations that He specializes in.
The Doctrine of Numerology: This adds up to the ultimate equation of 2 + 2 + 2, the number 6 which normally refers to the number of man.
And when the Lord is glorified through man becoming a winner in the dispensation he is a part of,
We have the finished work which is the one ultimate goal and adds up to 6 + the one goal, # 7, the glorification of Christ, as the Lamb of God and called the center of the universe.
2 + 2 + 2 + 1 refers to seven points as the finished work of our Lord and Savior.
Each member of the Trinity is glorified in every dispensation by the other two members of the Trinity.
In the O.T., the Father is glorified by the Son and the Spirit.
In the N.T. the Son is glorified by the Father and the Spirit.
In the eschatological dispensations, God the Holy Spirit is to be glorified by the Father and the Son.
The doctrine of dispensations is the vehicle by which believers living at a specific time can orient to God’s will, plan, and purpose for their lives.
An equation would look like this again:
2 Disp. From God the Father.
+ 2 Disp. From God the Son
+ 2 Disp. From God the Holy Spirit.
Equation 2 + 2 + 2 + 1 = 7 – The purpose of life.
The Theocentric or pre-Incarnation, dispensations are the Age of the Gentiles and the Age of Israel, which occurred “long ago” before God the Father had “spoken to us concerning His Son” (Heb 1:1-2).
The Christocentric dispensations begin with the first advent of Christ and continue with the Church Age, which is the present dispensation.
The Eschatological dispensations that the Bible prophesies and promises for the end of history are the Tribulation period and the Millennium.
In every dispensation there is only one purpose and one Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ, as He is revealed in that dispensation (John 14:6).
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. (Acts 4:12).
JHWH = one member of the Trinity who is called Lord.
Elohim is the plural of God and is called God such as “Let US make man in OUR image.
In the Greek of the New Testament, He is “Christos” or “kurios” or “Iesous” or any combination of the three according to Joh 14:6.
Christ prophesied the coming of the Church Age (John 14-17).
First, the Church exists to glorify Him to the maximum. The Dispensation of the Church is the era of the royal family of God.
Every Church Age believer belongs to Christ’s royal family, founded as a consequence of His strategic victory at the cross and His rejection by Israel (1Pet. 2:9).
All we have to do is make ourselves available to the wisdom of God and we will be able to put ourselves together through His grace.
When you put these principles and more together, life begins to change and you will become more and more content.
Q: Who is omnipotent?
Q: Who is omniscient?
Q: Who is the Lord of the Sabbath?
Q: Who is the great I am?
Q: Who is the only creator?
Q: Who is the only Savior?
Q: Who will judge mankind?
Q: Who will judge between the sheep and the goats?
A: Eze 34;17, the Lord God: MAT 25:31-34, TLJC will judge between the sheep and the goats
Q: Who sent the prophets?
Q: Who resurrected Jesus?
Q: Who is coming in glory?
Q: Who is our Father?
Q: Who is the rock of salvation?
A: 1SA 22:32, our God.: rock was Christ
Q: Who is the stone of stumbling?
Q: The one crying in the wilderness, he came to clear a way for whom?
Q: Who is eternal?
Q: Who is the fountain of living waters?
Q: Who resurrects the dead?
Q: Who gives rewards to man?
Q: Who has all authority and power?
Q: Who gives power and authority to man?
Q: Who forgives sin?
Q: Who sent the Holy Spirit?
Q: Who has the greatest name?
Q: Who are we to worship?
Q: Who is the good shepherd?
Q: Who searches for the lost sheep of Israel?
Q: Who is the Lord of lords?
Q: To whom shall every knee bow?
Q: Who is the righteous branch of David?
Q: Who alone is holy?
Q: Who’s blood cleanses us?
Q: The world was created for whom?
A: PRO 16:4, Lord Jehovah: COL 1:16, “Him” TLJC
Q: Who is above all?
Q: Who is forever the same?
Q: Who is the way or the path?
Q: Who is in charge of the angels?
Q: Who gives us rest?
Q: Who gives eternal life?
A: PRO 19:23, God: JOH 3:36, Jesus Christ
Q: We are the bride to whom?