Friday, February 26, 2016
Point 1. Definition: Imputation is used as an act of God whereby either condemnation or blessing is ascribed, attributed, reckoned, given, or imposed on the human race.
Point 2. There are three factors in imputation.
Point 3. There are Seven Imputations, Five real imputations and two judicial imputations.
1. Human life to the soul.2. Adam's original sin to the old sin nature.3. Eternal life to the human spirit.4. Blessings in time to the perfect righteousness in man.5. Blessings in eternity to the resurrection body.
The first imputation begins with when you were given life or when you were born physically alive, and therefore the imputation of human life to your soul when you came forth from being in your mother's womb as a fetus.
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 until the fetus comes forth from the woman and then you have neshamah, the breath of life imputed to you as the first imputation.
DEU 32:4 "The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.
2SA 22:31 "As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the Lord is tested; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
MAT 5:48, we are told that our heavenly Father is perfect.
Because of His omnipotence and omniscience, God’s ability to do all things and comprehend all matters prevents Him from making mistakes.
PSA 145:7 “Great is our Lord and mighty in power [there's His omnipotence]; His understanding [His omniscience] has no limit”
Limited knowledge leads to mistakes, but God has unlimited knowledge and makes no mistakes.
We provide the vessel, God fills the vessel with a soul which is why He says in EZE 18:4 "Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine. The soul who sins will die.
What comes first in human history, the vessel or the soul?
Human life begins at birth not at conception.
Biological life is formed in the womb and is an extension of the mother's physical life.
Biological life and the sin nature begin at conception; soul life begins at birth.
This accounts for reflex motility or movement but no soul life.
This is why we noted on Wednesday evening that in LUK 1:41 Ehen Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby [fetus] leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
The word babe is the noun brephos in the neuter, not in the masculine or in the feminine because it was not a person as of yet.
The home or the direction of human life is the soul.
To prove that human life is imputed at birth and not inside the womb, look at the physical body of TLJC which was also formed before He came into the world.
HEB 10:5 Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says, "Sacrifice and offering Thou hast not desired, But a body Thou hast prepared for Me;
TLJC trusted God for the first time as a child when He was one day old, upon His mothers breast......not when He was in the womb.
God was hard on His Son for all of your personal sins.
HEB 10:17 And their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.
MIC 7:18 Who is a God like thee, who pardons iniquity and passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession?
MIC 7:19 Yes you will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
JER 31:34c For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.
PSA 65:3b As far our transgressions Thou dost forgive them.
COL 2:13 He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us ALL our transgressions,
ISA 43:25 "I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake [the lord says because of My honor and integrity]. Furthermore, I will not remember your sin."
PSA 85:2 You did forgive the iniquity of Your people; you did cover "All" Their sin.
In EZE 16:63 the Lord said to people who were involved with the grossest sins you could imagine "I will forgive you for ALL that you have done"
1JO 2:12 Your sins are forgiven for his names sake.
God created the physical body first and then gave life to the soul of the man, GEN 2:7.
GEN 2:7 "Then Jehovah Elohim formed man out of the dust of the ground, and He breathed into the nostrils the breath of lives [soul and spirit], and man became a living soul [soul having life]."
In the original creation of man, God created the physical body first and then gave life to the soul of the man.
Under the first mention principle, God has created a system whereby the body is reproduced and then life to the soul follows at physical birth.
The first mention principle is that principle by which God indicates in the first mention of a subject, the truth with which that subject stands connected in the mind of God.
Sir Isaac Newton = "I find in Scripture this principle of interpretation, which I believe, if conscientiously adopted, will serve as an unfailing guide to what was in the mind of God."
Dr. A. T. Pierson = This is a law we have long since noted, and have never yet found it to fail. the fist occurrence of a word, expression, or utterance, is the key to its subsequent meaning.
We find the number 13 in Scripture used in connection with rebellion.
It has the same significance in the Biblical numerology, it is connected with revolts, rebellion, corruption and disintegration.
GEN 17:25, Ishmael (Arab) was thirteen years old when Abraham circumcised him and he was admitted to the covenant, and this ended in his rebellion and rejection.
The names of the Lord and his supporters all have a value which is a multiple of 8 whereas God’s enemies and all those who rebelled have a value which is a multiple of 13.
The destruction of the city of Jericho is also related with the number 13 not because the city was compassed once for first six days and then seven times on the last (seventh) day, which makes it a total of thirteen referring to destruction.
The word ‘zumee’ occurs thirteen times in the New Testament and it is always related to corruption.
The number of famines that have been recorded in the scriptures is also thirteen GEN 12:10; GEN 26:1; GEN 41:54, Ruth 1:1, 2SA 21:1, 1K 18:1, 2KI 4:38; 2KI 7:4; 2KI 25:3, NEH 5:3, JER 14:1, LUK 15:14, Acts 11:28.
It is considered that having 13in this supper was unlucky. In Joh 13, during the supper with his disciples Jesus declares that one of them is going to betray him and after announcing Judas’s treason Jesus prophesies Peter’s denial.
The thirteenth chapter of the book of Revelation is all about the anti-Christ and the beast.
The thirteenth Psalm has a line “The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.”
Whether a word occurs thirteen times or something has this number stamped on it, it is always related to disintegration and rebellion.
From its first occurrence in GEN 14:4 the number thirteen has always been significant of apostasy and rejection.
The subtlety of Satan, GEN 3:1. This is the first time the serpent is mentioned, and the characteristic mentioned is subtlety.
Expect subtlety every time you meet him - 2CO 11:3.
There's the business of Satan indicated in the first words recorded, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden'?"
The same thing can be said about the first mention of Faith, Holiness, Spirit of God, the Son of Man, the Day of the Lord, the city of Jerusalem, Babylon, etc.
We can conclude that the first mention principle of the body being prepared before the soul is given life, neshamah is biblical, GEN 2:7.
When God says "Give life to that fetus" - it goes directly to the soul which has been formatted or designed to receive life from God.
Although the old sin nature influences the soul, it is not a part of the soul, it is a part of the physical body passed down from Adam.
ECC 12:7 Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
Why the female goes through the menstrual period stage when she releases blood from the body so that the principle meiosis can take place.
We must recognize that the old sin nature is not part of the soul but that it resides instead in the cell structure of the human body.
“flesh” (ROM 7:5);“body of sin” (ROM 6:6),“sin that “reigns in your mortal body” (ROM 6:12). “old man” (EPH 4:22;COL 3:9)
While not part of the soul, Adam’s sinful trend, from its command post in the body, influences the soul.
It sponsors mental attitude sins and causes the “heart” or right lobe of the mentality of the soul to become the area of motivation for evil (JER 17:9; MAT 12:34-35).
MAT 12:34 "You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.
MAT 12:35 "The good man out of his good treasure brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth what is evil.
The material part is its residence in the cell structure of the body with emphasis upon the blood.
"The blood of Christ""Claim the blood""Get under the blood""There's power in the blood""Plead the blood"
The immaterial part is the function of its specific trends toward sin, toward human good, and toward evil.
We refer to these specific trends collectively as “Adam’s trend” or, in keeping with the Biblical nomenclature that emphasizes sin, as “Adam’s sinful trend.”
The specific trend toward sin tempts you to produce all categories of personal sins: mental, verbal, and overt.
The trend toward good tempts you to produce human good, which includes all attempts to earn salvation or the approbation of God, all production not from the filling of the Holy Spirit, and all misguided efforts to improve the world through the betterment of man.
The trend toward evil is the intensification of the other two trends—sin and human good—with emphasis on the trend toward good. “
On the material side, the old sin nature resides in the human body, contaminating every cell.
God had a plan whereby the reproductive cells, the male sperm and the female ovum —are produced by a specialized process of called meiosis. In the beginning he attacked Eve. In Mat 4 we see him testing the Lord.