Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday, October 14, 2016
1. The Dispensation of Innocency
2. The Dispensation Of Conscience
3. The Dispensation Of Human Government
4. The Dispensation Of Promise
5. The Dispensation Of The Mosaic Law
Moses was a descendant from the tribe of Levi.
Moses was one of the most handsome men in all of history, both in face and body.
Moses was an extremely powerful man, his strength was fantastic, he was extremely powerful, well built, and handsome.
Moses was also a genius in the field of music. He was a genius in the field of writing. He was a genius in engineering and he built two of the great treasure cities in Egypt.
He was also a military genius, an administrative genius and he had doctrine, common sense, good manners and wisdom.
He was one of the reasons why Egypt became so great.
He spent 40 years living in the palace as an Egyptian prince, he was just a baby when the order to execute all
Jewish children under a certain age was given.
His parents refused to comply with such an evil order and so his mother by an act of great faith put Moses in a little basket that floated and she sealed it up and floated it down the Nile River.
It just so happened (by the grace of God...it was no accident) to end up where the daughter of the Pharaoh was bathing and as she was bathing she heard the cry of the baby and saw the basket floating...or if you will, a baby ark.
Moses = in the Hebrew Mosheh means drawn from the water.
Moses discovered his origin (that of Jew), and he believed on the Lord Jesus Christ known to him as Jehovah
Elohim and he grew spiritually.
When he departed from Egypt he refused to accept the crown and saw what the Bible says is "the invisible."
Moses wanted to liberate the Jews from Egyptian slavery but he tried to do it in the energy of the flesh and that's when he went out and killed one of the taskmasters or Egyptian slave-drivers.
The patience of that man, the courage, the mental attitude, the marvelous spiritual life and the humility of that man is fantastic, NUM 12:3, calls him the most humble man in all the earth.
NUM 12:3 (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth.)
When Moses married the Ethiopian woman his sister began to malign him and his second wife and in the maligning she ended up with leprosy.
The Law was given to; (the Jews and the nation of Israel) and who the Law was not given to, (which is the gentiles whether they are believers or unbelievers).
A. The mosaic law is divided into three general categories and it reveals God's ordinances, statues, rules, and commandments.
The Mosaic Law was the divine standard that God used to demonstrate the sinfulness of the human race as well as his principles of establishment.
There is what is known as Codex I, which were the Ten commandments, or the Decalogue = the freedom code.
There can be no freedom without morality which can be fulfilled by both believers and unbelievers.
The Ten commandments define human freedom in terms of morality, privacy, property, and authority.
The Ten commandments also define human freedom in terms of the divine institutions and relationship to God, authority, and sin.
While some sins are mentioned in the Ten commandments, its purpose is not to define sin.
Its purpose is to define sins against freedom and that is why the sins mentioned are intrusions upon the privacy, the property, and the freedom of others.
Human freedom needs something to be the guardian of freedom: Authority.
Codex II = the ordinances, Exo 25:1‑31 or the spiritual code.
As the marriage counselor, Codex II points out the solution to the first marriage to the old sin nature as salvation.
They are the theological code designed to present Jesus Christ as the only Savior.
Ritual communication:The structure of the tabernacle (Exo 25‑27);The delineation of the holy days (Lev 23:10ff), The way of life for the Levitical priesthood, (Exo 28‑29),the significance of the Levitical offerings (Lev 1‑3).
As a part of the Mosaic Law, Codex III which is the judgments, the establishment code, or the national heritage of Israel.
Codex III = freedom and authority, privacy, rights, property, privileges, marriage, military policy, taxation, diet, health, sanitation, quarantine, criminal law, trial, punishment, and laws of evidence, Exo 21:1‑23:9.
It also included the function of free enterprise and profit motivation, but rejected all forms of socialism and the welfare state.
It rejected civil disobedience, violence, and revolution.
Morality mandated by the Mosaic Law was for both believers and unbelievers; it was not the means of spirituality.
Morality is produced by human self-determination and is good.
Spirituality is produced by God the Holy Spirit and is infinitely greater than the good which comes from morality.
1} A believer under the law makes Christ a minister of sin, Gal 2:17.
2} The believer has died to the Law, Gal 2:19.
3} A believer has received all the benefits of the Spirit through faith, Gal 3:1-5.
4} The law brings nothing but condemnation, Gal 3:10-14.
5} God's promised blessings to Abraham, of which Abrahamic route all believers partake (Rom 11), antedate or come before the giving of the law, therefore, the law cannot be a prior claim, Gal 3:15-17.
6} The law has no power to give life or to sustain life, Gal 3:21.
7} The law is intended only for the immature, while positionally, believers are full-grown sons, Gal 3:23-4:7.
8} The law is a bondage to the believer, Gal 4:9.
9} Law and grace are mutually exclusive principles; therefore, choose one or the other, Gal 4:21-31.
10} The believer has an abiding freedom in Christ, Gal 5:1.
11} The believer must keep all the law, if he would attempt to keep even part of it, Gal 5:2-4.
12} The persuasion to put the believer under the law is not from God, Gal 5:8.
13} Legalism of the believer does away with the offense of the cross, Gal 5:11.
14} All the law is fulfilled by the Holy Spirit, Gal 5:16-24.
15} The life of the believer must be sustained on the same principle as his new birth or regeneration, Gal 5:25.
16} The believer's proneness to sin calls for his dealing with grace, not dealing according to the law, Gal 6:1-5.
17} All who advocate the law for the believer cannot keep it themselves, and their intention is ultimate glory in the flesh, Gal 6:13.