Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

We are still noting that The Doctrine of the Substitutionary Spiritual Death of Jesus Christ.

Point 1. The Categories of Spiritual Death.

Point 2. The Definition of the Substitutionary Spiritual Death of Jesus Christ Based upon the Original Language.

There are three Greek prepositions that portray the substitutionary spiritual death of Christ on the cross:  They are peri, pros, and huper.

They all take what is known in the original language as the preposition plus a pronoun called a genitive of advantage in the sentence to express the principle of substitution.
KJ’s – 2TI 2:15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

1CO 9:24  Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but {only} one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.

PHI 3:14  I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

This is why the apostle Paul said in COL 2:18 Let no one keep defrauding or robbing you of your prize.

2JO 1:8  Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.

REV 3:11 ‘I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, in order that no one take your crown.

Defeat doesn’t finish a man, quitting does. A man is not finished when he’s defeated. He’s finished when he quits.

Moses was in conflict with them in Egypt and in the desert with Korah, Dathan and Abiram.

Jeremiah was fighting with them in Judah.

Ezekiel faced them and called them “foolish prophets” that have followed their own spirit and have seen nothing.

The apostle Paul called them “preachers of another gospel” in Gal 1 and purveyors of the doctrines of demons in 1TI 4:1.
2PE 2:1  False prophets who arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies.

PSA 94:8  pay heed, you senseless among the people; and when will you understand, stupid ones.

JER 4:22, They are foolish, they do not know Me, they are stupid children and they have no understanding of doctrine.

JER 10:21 For the shepherds have become stupid and have not sought the Lord; therefore, they have not prospered and all their flock is scattered.

PHI 2:12  So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;

The apostles took what was known in the original language as the preposition plus the genitive of advantage of the pronoun in the sentence to express substitution.

ROM 5:6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

“For” is the preposition huper and ungodly is the genitive of advantage of the personal pronoun asebes which is translated the ungodly, = ROM 5:6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died [in place of, instead of, on behalf of, as a substitute] for the ungodly.

“For us” is the preposition huper plus the genitive of advantage of the personal pronoun hemon and it means in place of, instead of, on behalf of, or as a substitution for US.

ROM 5:8  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died as a substitute for [in place of, instead of, on behalf of, as a substitute ] us.”

Point 2. The Definition of the Substitutionary Spiritual Death of Jesus Christ Based upon the Original Language.
“the just FOR the unjust,” – the word just is the nominative singular adjective dikaios which is translated “righteous.”

JOH 1:29  “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”

Jesus Christ was perfect in His humanity because He remained inside the PPOG even while being judged for our sins.

HEB 9:14  how much more will the blood of Christ, who THROUGH THE ETERNAL SPIRIT offered Himself without blemish to God,
The Trichotomous, perfect humanity of Christ remained impeccable during the entire time He was being judged for our sins.

(1)  He was sustained by the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit in the PPOG, HEB 9:14.

(2)  He utilized the problem solving devices, especially +H, concentrating on and sharing the happiness of God, HEB 12:2-3.

HEB 12:2  fixing our eyes 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  For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you may not grow weary and lose heart.

1PE 3:18 For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just or the righteous one for [huper – in place of, instead of, on behalf of, as a substitute] for the unjust or unrighteous ones],

Huper plus the genitive of advantage from adikon translated not the “unjust” but it should read the “unrighteous” is strictly substitutionary, translated “on behalf of (as a substitute for, instead of, in place of) the unrighteous ones.

ECC 7:20  Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who {continually} does good and who never sins.

ISA 64:6 “Our righteousness is as filthy rags in His sight.”

1PE 3:18  For Christ also died for sins once for all, the righteous One instead of [in place of, on behalf of, as a substitute for] the unrighteous ones.”

The fact that Christ remained righteous while bearing our sins is what made the suffering so intense.

Not only is He is the only person in history who remained absolutely perfect during His lifetime but He is the only person in history who remained absolutely perfect in spiritual death.

Just as the lamb being slaughtered was without spot and without blemish, even while bleeding to death, so the humanity of Christ remained impeccable and trichotomous in His unique spiritual death upon the cross.

Jesus Christ died physically after He died spiritually as a substitute for us.

The OP of the Holy Spirit restored our Lord’s human soul from Hades to His body in the grave, thus becoming an agent in our Lord’s resurrection, according to ROM 1:4; ROM 8:11; 1PE 3:18.

1CO 15:20‑22 “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep [body in grave].
1CO 15:21  For since by man came death [real spiritual death from Adam], by man came also the resurrection from the dead [real spiritual life from TLJC];

1CO 15:22 for as in Adam all die [perpetuation of real spiritual death to human race], so also in Christ shall all be made alive [resurrection of believers because of our substitute].”
Tthe power that sustained Jesus Christ on the cross and the power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is now available to each one of us as believers in the execution of the PPOG.

PHI 4:13  I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

2CO 12:9  And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

2CO 12:10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

He also used all the problem solving devices (except for occupation with Christ which would be occupation with Himself).

The OP God the HS, functioning inside the PPOG under the principle of the filling of the Spirit, sustained the impeccable humanity of

Jesus Christ on the cross just as He had sustained Him for thirty-three years.

God the Holy Spirit provided our Lord with the enabling power to endure the terrible ordeal of becoming our substitute and being

judged for our sins on the cross.
While the omnipotence and justice of God the Father was involved in judging our sins, the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit sustained the humanity of Christ on the cross.

The same omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit that sustained the humanity of Christ on the cross inside the PPOG now sustains the any Church-age believer when he is residing in the PPOG for his life.

The reason why we needed to be redeemed from the curse of the law is the fact that we cannot keep the Law or any system of morality because we have a sin nature and we are sinners.
“for us” is the preposition huper plus the genitive plural of advantage from ego which means “becoming a curse instead of (in place of, on behalf of, as a substitute for) us.”

(a)  Salvation was provided through the substitutionary spiritual death which removed the barrier between man and God.

(b)  Salvation was provided through unlimited atonement which removed the barrier of personal sin.

(c)  Salvation was provided through redemption which removed the barrier of the curse of the Law.

(d)  Salvation was provided through regeneration which removes the barrier of physical birth.

All believers in the royal family have only “one Lord,” EPH 4:5.

He cannot sponsor sin or tempt to sin; He can have nothing to do with human good or evil except to reject and condemn it.

God the Father, in judging our sins, abandoned or forsook the humanity of Christ on the cross.

One of the many things that makes the cross so unique and fantastic and separates Christianity from all other religions is that the cross is the only time in history when spiritual death occurred and perfection continued.

God the Father abandoned His Son Jesus Christ on the cross because He was imputing the sins of the world to perfect,

impeccable humanity (which qualified Him to be our substitute), and judging those sins as Christ received them.

While being judged for our sins, the humanity of Christ in substitutionary spiritual death remained perfect.

Our Lord does not perpetuate spiritual death to the human race; instead, He breaks the power of spiritual death to all who believe, and provides eternal life.

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