Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Election: the highest value in the universe, part 2.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
The election of Israel as a nation has nothing to do with them and everything to do with their relationship to Jesus Christ. The Father called them out to be a new racial species.
The election of the CA believer has nothing to do with him and everything to do with his relationship to Jesus Christ. The Father has called you out to be a new spiritual species.
The believer in the Church has been elected to share in everything that the humanity of Christ is and has been blessed with. There is nothing that has higher value.
“precious value” - time (tee-may) = value, price, honor. Christ received honor through election. Believers share in the same election and honor.
Is there anything more valuable than the Lord Jesus Christ? If He is the most valuable than He is the most honorable. The Church-age believer has been elected to His value and honor.
Election by God the Father of the Church-age believer in eternity past is an election to the honor and privilege that belongs to Christ.
Every believer is elected in Christ. This election is the highest priced and most valued promotion in all of angelic and human history and therefore it carries the highest honor.
Promotion to the highest position of honor requires a code that produces a lifestyle of royalty that pertains only to the Royal Family of God.
Election is one of the top, most important doctrinal words that possesses the profoundest and richest truths regarding what God has done for the saints of the Church.
“us” - first person plural pronoun hemas = us, meaning that every believer is elected.
“in Him” - en autos = referring to union with Christ as the celebrity of the universe. He alone is the isolated source of true election.
“before the foundation of the world” - pro kataboles kosmou = before God made the foundation for the world system, i.e. eternity past.
kataboles literally means to throw down or lay down. It describes the act of the transcendent God throwing down a material universe into space that had no existence before.
By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.