Friday, April 8, 2016
The last imputation found in the Word of God is the imputation of divine blessings given to the believer when he stands before God in his resurrection body.
Point 7. The Imputations of Divine Blessings to the Resurrection body.
The ultimate blessing and decoration is known as the order of the morning star.
This decoration is taken from and named after our Lord's third royal title, "King of kings, Lord of lords, the bright morning star," mentioned specifically in REV 22:16 and 2PE 1:19.
On Sunday morning we are going to see the ultimate victory of the morning star over Lucifer, who is called the star of the morning, ISA 14:12 dawn.
"Why are both Jesus and Satan referred to as the morning star?"
1PE 5:8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Jesus is similar to a lion in that He is the King, He is royal and majestic. Satan is similar to a lion in that he seeks to devour other creatures.
TLJC is also said to be the light of the world, JOH 9:5, and yet in 2CO 11:14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
The greatest counterfeit is Satan trying to be like the morning star, and yet that is an award and privilege that believers can share in because of their union with TLJC, if they become winner believers.
GEN 3:5 "For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
1JO 3:2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we shall be. We know that, when He appears, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him just as He is.
The idea of a “bright morning star” is a star that outshines all the others.
Stars refer to angels as in PSA 148:3 Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all stars of light!
JOB 38:7 "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
ISA 14:13 "But you said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God,
Satan, as perhaps the most beautiful creation of God, probably the most powerful of all the angels, was a bright morning star.
Jesus, as God incarnate, the Lord of the universe, is THE bright and morning star.
Jesus is the light of the world (John 9:5).
The order of the morning star is given to winners as the highest of all decorations in escrow blessings given by God.
Revelation chapters 2 and 3, there are seven different churches mentioned and there are two different interpretations of the seven churches mentioned.
Some teach that the seven churches portray seven historical stages the church would go through.
Others teach that it refers to the seven different types of churches or individual believers that live in every generation.
We have been noting the interpretation from the seven different types or individual believers that live in every generation.
The order of the morning star named after our Lord's third royal title and how it is given for having an historical impact in the church age,
You will receive a privilege imputed to you in your resurrection body of being a member of a the Paradise Club with special parties to which you and other winner believers are invited to; you're a member of the paradise club forever, REV 2:7,14.
Believers at the church of Smyrna in REV 2:9 went through tremendous tribulation and poverty.
Your family, friends, and loved ones will be with you and you will not be hurt by the final death when people are thrown into the lake of fire forever.
The church or individual believers in Pergamum in REV 2:14 were warned about the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel and committed acts of immorality.
This heavenly manna called the hidden manna is the advance doctrines that the mature believer will be learning in heaven while the majority will be learning the basics.
In REV 2:17, the hidden manna has to do with the hidden or mystery doctrines which will be revealed to the adult spiritual believers first before the majority who will be in the beginning stages of Bible class.
We will never stop learning doctrine in heaven and that there be a continual amount of teaching on a day by day basis as it were, Joh
1:12, we keep on receiving more and more of who Christ is.
In the resurrection body, God's final vote for the winner believer will be a white stone of approval.
and on that white stone has been inscribed a new Title - the title is your royal title in the eternal heraldry] which no one knows [you are an anonymous hero during the Church-age and this is an intimate name the Lord has for you which is between you and Him]."
The white stone meant that the Lord acknowledges you as a winner believer before His Father and before the angels as well as every believer in TLJC.
The new name meant that you were a special person, anonymous in time but not in the eternal state.
To have a name on that stone is the highest possible decoration for historical impact outside the order of the morning star.
REV 2:26,28, "furthermore, the winner, even he who keeps my assignments [execution of the PPOG] until the end [perpetuation of spiritual maturity through evidence testing], to him I will give authority over the nations."
The winner believer will be a ruler over a Gentile nation and rule during the Millennium.
REV 22:16 "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to declare these things to you for the churches; I am the root [Jesus Christ as eternal God], and the descendent of David [Jesus Christ in hypostatic union], the bright morning star [His title for the first and second advents]."
In NUM 24:17, His title is related to his strategic victory, "I see him, but not now, I behold him, but not near. behold, a star [Christ as the morning star] shall come forth from Jacob [first advent] and a scepter shall rise from Israel [second advent]."
MAT 2:2 is a reference to the morning star related to the first advent, MAT 2:2 "where is He who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east, and have come to worship Him."
Bible doctrine is related to Christ as the morning star in 2PE 1:19‑21, "and the morning star has come up" (second advent).
The order of the morning star is named after our Lord's royal title and is given for historical impact in the church age.
The church or individual believers at Sardis are told in REV 3:1-2, to wake up and strengthen the things that remain.
Then in REV 3:8, the church or individual believers at Philadelphia are described as having divine good deeds and a little power, and they
have kept with doctrine and have not denied the Lord's name.
This type of believer will have his name written in the historical section of heaven on a pillar.
Finally in REV 3:14, we have the Lukewarm believers of Laodicea as a church or individual believers.
This believer will receive authority to rule with Christ forever - This is the opposite of LUK 12:48.