Chronology is a term used to display an arrangement of events in the order that they occur and concerning the study of the history and the dates of past events.
We need to look at the historical records or privileges that are supported by learning and metabolizing the word of God so that we are able to fulfill the "Divine call" from the grace and mercy.
I want to give you an outline to follow concerning what we will be studying concerning the dispensation or the period of time that our Lord was on this earth.
This dispensation concerning our Lord is a unique dispensation in which we are said to be "the called ones of Jesus Christ; ROM 1:6 among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ;
1PE 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
The Doctrine of the Dispensation of the hypostatic Union = it focuses upon one of the most important dispensations of all, and that is the dispensation of the hypostatic union.
This is such an important principle of doctrine seeing that it leads us to our Lord Jesus Christ, the Messiah, who is coming back to set up His kingdom on this earth.
The epistle of the Phillipians is one of the most gracious passages found in the "Word of God" that also ministers to all of us if we desire to be ministered to.
Let me point out some of these principles of doctrine so that we all will grow together as we want to worship our Lord and bring honor and glory to Him.
Something that is very vital for us to listen to or to learn from which also contributes the power we need to understand our Lord as well as the place and the role that believers.
This is another reason for us to go forward in the plan of God and one of those vital reasons of the plan of God has to do with having balance in living the spiritual life that our Lord places before us.
PRO 11:1 A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, But a just weight is His delight.
We need to have balance in our life and choose the doctrines that we are to learn and study or the doctrines that we like, we are to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church.
When it comes to The Word of God, we need to look upon what our Lord has to say to us not what we want Him to say.
PRO 30:5 Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him. (KJ's)
Look at some of the reasons that we have to keep certain blessings and promises in front of us --- as we grow in the "Word of God."
One of the main functions of living the spiritual life is that we are to master the principles of Bible doctrine so that we can "hear or see" the life of God in the souls of man."
God not only provides doctrinal answers for all us but He also provides everything that we need to understand the doctrine so that we simply need to apply what we have learned.
His desire for us is to learn from each other how to know what we need to know because there is a spiritual solution to any problem that we may face.
Both of them have a great story to tell others about the "Word of God" which gives us great doctrinal views even though they may be difficult and hard to understand at certain times.
This section of the "Word of God" is a question concerning Chronology which is a part of the" order of the Divine Interpretations of the passage or the principles which we have been studying.
Here is a simple outline of the dispensation that we are noting which is the dispensation of the hypostatic Union which refers to "Undiminished Deity and True Humanity" of our Lord forever.
- We began with a period of time before the creation of the world and before the creation of the Angels, as we have noted; Pro 8:1-36.
We noted some of the functions and responsibilities of the angels in eternity past before their rebellion when Satan convinced one third of God's angels to rebel against our Lord.
REV 12:4 "And his tail swept away a third of the stars (angels) of heaven, and threw them to the earth."
Every angel had made a choice to either follow our Lord or reject our Lord and follow Satan and the Kingdom of darkness.
This is why the Angels are divided into two categories, either the Elect Angels or the fallen angels and this is also why the human race is divided into two categories; Believers or unbelievers.
What is it that the angelic race has in common with the human race?
- We noted some of the functions and responsibility of the angels in eternity past before their rebellion when Satan convinced one third of God's angels to rebel against our Lord.
This is why the Angels are divided into two categories, either the Elect Angels or the fallen angels and this is why the human race is divided into two categories; Believers or unbelievers.
- This is why many of the Jews followed our Lord as He was presented the doctrinal views in the Old Testament especially under the Mosaic Law.
1CO 1:22 For indeed Jews ask for signs, and Greeks search for wisdom;
God claims that the earth is round, Isa 40:22.
Isa 40:22 "It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers."
It wasn't until the year, 1519-1521 that a Portuguese navigator, Fernando Magellan was the first to circle the earth.
ISA 40:21 Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
In Job 26:7, God claims that the earth is suspended on nothing but in space.
Job 26:7 "He stretches out the north over empty space, and hangs the earth on nothing."
The fact that air has weight was not demonstrated until Pascal in 1648 proved that it did.
Until recently it was believed that the vulture could scent from far away, but now modern science has proved that the vulture is guided rather by his "keenness of sight."
In Dan 12:4, God claims that in the time of the end "many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase."
Dan 12:4 "But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase."
Isa 60:8 Who are these who fly like a cloud, and like the doves to their lattices?
Isa 40:31 was actually a verse used by the Jews to persuade other Jews in Arabia to return to their homeland in Israel by airplane.
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.
In Nahum 2:4, referring to the Assyrian war chariots, God foreshadows fast transportation, possibly the automobile.
Nahum 2:4 The chariots race madly in the streets, they rush wildly in the squares, their appearance is like torches, they dash to and fro like lightning flashes.
- We will also study what is known as a Theophany identified by the title called "The Angel of the Lord" or "The Angel of God."
However, being a Theophany can also take the form of hiding in the clouds in the daytime or the pillar of fire in the night.
- As a part of our Lord's birth, there is also Biological life which is the extension of the woman's life, it is not a human life or human soul until the fetus comes forth "from the womb."
Then you have neshumah, the breath of life imputed to you.
This is when your life truly began because there is life in the womb but it is biological life which is the extension of the woman's life.
It is not a human life or a human soul until the fetus comes forth from the woman and then you have neshumah, the breath of life imputed to you.
- Life in the womb -we will note.
- Virgin Pregnancy
- Virgin Birth
- Then our Lord's life for the first 12 years
- The silence and preparation of Christ from 12-30
- life of Christ 30-33 AD
- His cross to bear while living
- His cross to bear while dying
- His Resurrection, Ascension-Session
- Life in the beginning with the Church-age