Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

God measures everything by the perfections of His Son.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Election is the expression of the sovereign will of God under the principle of equal privilege accomplished for the believer by God in eternity past, EPH 1:4.

Under election, God wills His highest and best for every believer.

The mechanics for the election of the Church is the baptism of the Holy Spirit which occurs at the very moment we believe in Christ.

Not only do you have a magnificent destiny under the PPOG, but election says that you have the same privileges and opportunities as all other believers for the execution of that plan.

Under election, equal privilege is your Royal priesthood.
Under election, equal opportunity is logistical grace support and blessing for both winners and losers.

Point 2. There are three elections in history.
a. Israel under the ritual plan of God.
b. Christ under the incarnation plan of God.
c. The church under the pre-designed plan of God.

Israel was elected under the ritual plan of God.
DEU 7:6, For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has elected you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

Israel was elected as a client nation to God under the ritual plan of God.

TLJC was elected under the incarnation plan of God,

ISA 42:1, “Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My elected one in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations.”

The Church under the pre-designed plan of God,
COL 3:12 And so, as those who have been elected of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;

a. The election of Israel brought in the new racial species, the Jew.
b. The election of Christ which brought in the hypostatic union, i.e. undiminished deity and true humanity in one person forever.
c. The election of the Church brought in the new spiritual species, the Church or Royal Family of God.

Israel was elected under the ritual plan of God.

ROM 9:6 For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel"

An election from God plus a plan from God equals a destiny.

The believer was elected in eternity past for the purpose of inheriting blessing.

1PE 3:9b “For you were elected for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.” 2PE 1:10 Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make His calling and electing you sure [a spiritual reality]; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;

JOH 5:24 “Truly, truly, I say to you, He who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.”

ROM 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation [katakrima - judgment, punishment, doom] for those who are in Christ Jesus.

JOH 10:28 “and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out of My hand.”

Why would we ever have to make His calling us and electing us sure if election meant that God chooses you and your free will has nothing to do with it?

Because election has to do with more than salvation. Election has to do with the believer receiving God’s highest and best for their life or all that He has elected them to receive.

When the believer reaches the different stages of spiritual growth, especially maturity, the escrow account opens up and the believer is able to make some withdrawals.

The wealth and the blessings given to the believer who becomes a winner also extends to the future, according to EPH 2:5-6.

He designed the riches first and He did this to show what verse 7 calls...."the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us"

Once the riches were designed, He elected you to be a recipient of these fantastic blessings. He gave you equal privilege and equal opportunity in Christ so that there can be no excuses, Gal 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all equal in Christ Jesus.

Motivation, mental attitude, capacity and contentment all go together!

Your motivation should be related to the glorification of God the Father or else it is wrong motivation and it will produce wrong results!

Your motivation should be related to God the Son which is an indication of your personal love for God and occupation with the person of Christ!

Your motivation should be related to the ministry of God the Holy Spirit giving you the power to fulfill the divine plan of God!

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