Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Glory in Romans 9.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Adoption as sons Glory Covenants The Law Temple service Promises (Messianic prophecy) Fathers (patriarchs) Christ They were adopted as a nation and could call God Father, as a nation (not individual CA adoption), like the Tender Shoot of David could. They physically saw the glory of the Lord with their own eyes just like their victory would be when the Son of David sat on His throne. The unconditional covenants revealed in every generation that the Seed of Abraham would bless the world and would sit on David’s throne as the ruler of a huge land grant. The Law was given to Moses and then to them, and it would reveal that they couldn’t accomplish the covenants on their own, but a Savior could and would. The offerings revealed what He would have to endure. The temple service would remind them again and again that the Savior would have to die and that His judgment would have to come from heaven. The promises were the hundreds of Messianic prophecies that Christ fulfilled to the letter. The shadows of the OT pointed to the light of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. The fathers, in Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the 12 sons of Jacob all bore in themselves the typology of Christ. Judah would be given a prophecy by his father Jacob that he would be the tribe through which the Christ would come. We regard Shiloh, therefore, as a title of the Messiah, in common with the entire Jewish synagogue and the whole Christian Church, in which, although there may be uncertainty as to the grammatical interpretation of the word, there is perfect agreement as to the fact that the patriarch is here proclaiming the coming of the Messiah. (Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament) Who would be the ‘Vine’? And who would ride a donkey’s colt into Jerusalem? Jesus Christ, Shiloh, the Messiah. Zech 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king (the Scepter shall not depart from Judah) is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey. This same Lion’s whelp or Lion’s cub of Judah, the One born into this world as an infant, would grow to be the fulfiller of all the covenants of Israel, and upon Him would be given the uniqueness of paying for the sins of the whole world and the authority to judge Israel and the nations. His blood would be the symbol of His uniqueness in being judged for sin and also the judge of the nations. REV 19:13 And He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood; and His name is called The Word of God. ROM 9:5 whose are the fathers, and from whom is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen. Just like Paul in ROM 9:1-5, the Messiah had a heart for every person in Israel. So much so, that He did separate Himself from God for every one of them. God’s justice must be satisfied if He is to ever have a relationship with His people. The apostate believer will receive divine discipline and the believer in fellowship will receive blessing. Many in Israel rejected God and God the Messiah and God the Holy Spirit and so they mixed human viewpoint with divine promises and... it don’t work! MAT 3:4-5 Now John himself had a garment of camel’s hair, and a leather belt about his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey. Then Jerusalem was going out to him, and all Judea, and all the district around the Jordan; Luke 4:14-15 And Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit; and news about Him spread through all the surrounding district. And He began teaching in their synagogues and was praised by all. To whom much is given, much is required. Luke 12:48 And from everyone who has been given much shall much be required; Click Here to View Slide Israel was given the glory. Definition of glory: Glory is the sum of all that God is in His character, person, and work. Glory is abundance, honor, and splendor