Friday, April 1, 2016Point 7. The Imputations of Divine Blessings to the Resurrection body.
2CO 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
ROM 14:10 But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God.
a. In the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union when God indwelt the humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ which is known as the first Christocentric dispensation.
b. There is the great power experiment of the Church-age indwells every member of the Church-age.
The great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union terminated with the resurrection, ascension, and session of the humanity of Christ.
The great power experiment of the Church Age will terminate in the "Exit Resurrection" or "Rapture" of the Church.
The final imputation takes place sometime after physical death or the rapture or the "exit resurrection" of the church.
He has no control over the manner or time of his physical death. He cannot prolong his life or cut it short.
Neither does he have any control over the manner of time of the resurrection.
The death of the believer is always a matter of the wisdom, integrity and sovereignty of God.
PSA 68:20 God is to us a God of deliverances; And to God the Lord belong escapes from death.
ISA 57:1 The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; And devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from evil,
The death of the believer is always God's victory and those who are raised from the dead are His trophies.
The believer's death means he is absent from the body, face to face with the Lord, in a place of "no more sorrow, no more tears, no more pain, no more death," and the Lord's timing is perfect ‑ neither too soon and never too late.
The Old Testament saints will be raised from the dead but that takes place seven years after we, the Church-age believers are raised at the rapture also known as "Exit Resurrection" of the Church.
There could not be a resurrection in the Old Testament, for the first resurrection in history was that of Jesus Christ at the end of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
God is perfect; His wisdom is perfect. God is perfect; His decisions are perfect.
JOB 1:21 "The Lord gave; the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord."
ROM 8:38‑39 "For I am persuaded that neither death nor life nor angels nor principalities nor powers nor things present nor things to come nor height nor depth nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus."
PSA 116:15 "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints."
PHI 1:20-21 "On the basis of my intense concentration and confident expectation [a personal sense of destiny] that I shall not be put to shame in anything,
but with all confidence, Christ shall even now [in time] as always [in eternity] be glorified in my body, whether by life or by death. For me, living is Christ, likewise dying is profit.
First of all, the judgment seat of Christ is the time of the seventh imputation from the justice of God.
There are at least five categories of crowns for believers in the word of God.
(1) The crown of righteousness.(2) The crown of life.(3) The incorruptible crown.(4) The crown of rejoicing.(5) The crown of glory.
1. The crown of righteousness. This crown is awarded at the judgment seat of Christ to the church age believer who fulfills the pre-designed plan of God by the advance to spiritual maturity.
The believer who wears the invisible uniform of honor (Eph 6) will receive the crown of righteousness.
The crown of righteousness is given for your virtue, honor, integrity, passing momentum tests, and fulfillment of the royal family honor code.
Some believers will have the crown of righteousness for loving His appearing which means that they were totally occupied with TLJC and
Accompanying the crown of righteousness is a tremendous amount of extra privileges, blessings, and opportunities in the eternal state.
b. There's the crown of life, JAM 1:12, REV 2:10. This crown of life is awarded to the Church-age believer who in spiritual maturity passes evidence testing.
REV 2:10 "Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Note that the devil is about to cast some of you in prison, that you may be tested and you will have special persecution ten times. Keep on being faithful even until death, and I will give you the crown of life."
(c) The incorruptible crown. The incorruptible crown is given to those who mastered the their O.S.N. through dedication and devotion to the PPOG.
(d) The crown of rejoicing. The crown of rejoicing for being soul winners, 1TH 2:19 For who is our hope or joy or crown of exultation? is it not even you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming?
DAN 12:3 "And those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
PRO 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise wins souls.
(e) The crown of glory.
HEB 6:10 For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.
PHI 4:1 "Therefore, my brethren, loved ones, deeply desired ones, my happiness and my crown, keep on being stabilized [winners of the crown of righteousness]."
1TH 2:19‑20, "for who is our hope or happiness or crown of boasting [glory]? Is it not you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming? For you are our glory and our happiness."
They take the giant step to spiritual self-esteem, and they take the victory step to spiritual maturity where they can receive evidence testing to glorify God to the maximum.
The pastor's happiness is different from that of anyone else in the sense that believers with P.V.T.D. are the basis for the pastor receiving the crown of glory.
The ultimate decoration: The order of the morning star.
This decoration is taken from and named after our Lord's third royal patent, "King of kings, Lord of lords, the bright morning star," REV 22:16 and 2PE 1:19.
This decoration is awarded for the maintenance of spiritual maturity in what may be called an ultra supergrace status.
REV 2:26,28, "furthermore, the winner, even he who keeps my assignments until the end [perpetuation of spiritual maturity through evidence testing], to him I will give authority over the nations."
Verse 28, "furthermore I will give to him the order of the morning star."
REV 22:16 "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to declare these things to you for the churches; I am the root, and the descendent of David
[Jesus Christ in hypostatic union], the bright morning star [His title for the first and second advents]."
NUM 24:17 "I see him, but not now, I behold him, but not near. behold, a star shall come forth from Jacob [first advent] and a scepter shall rise from Israel [second advent]."
MAT 2:2 is a reference to the morning star related to the first advent, MAT 2:2 "where is He who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east, and have come to worship Him."
Bible doctrine is related to Christ as the morning star in 2PE 1:19‑21, "and the morning star has come up" (second advent).
The order of the morning star is named after our Lord's royal title and is given for historical impact in the church age.
These believers can eat from the tree of life in the paradise of God, located in the New Jerusalem.
(1) The uniform of honor, being invisible and worn in the soul, is exchanged at the judgment seat of Christ for the translucent uniform of glory worn over the resurrection body.
It was first modeled by Jesus Christ on the mount of transfiguration, MAT 17:2, "and His clothes became white as light."
The uniform of glory is given as a translucent light which covers the resurrection body, REV 3:4‑5, "they will walk with Me in whites..."
(2) The name of the winner appears on the honors list, and he is presented in the court of heaven during the tribulation on earth.
REV 3:5 "Thus the winner shall be clothed in white garments and I will never blot out his title [the winner is knighted at the judgment seat of Christ] out of the book of life. In fact I will acknowledge his title in the presence of My Father and before His angels [a formal presentation]."
(3) A new order of knighthood and eternal order of chivalry will be added to the believer's name in the Lamb's book of life forever, REV 2:17 cf COL 3:4,6.
REV 2:17 "To the winner, I will give him blessing from the hidden manna; also I will give him a white pebble, and on that white pebble has been inscribed a new Title [your royal patent in the eternal heraldry] which no one knows."
(4) The winner will rule with Christ during the Millennium.
(5) The winner's name is recorded in the permanent historical record section because of his invisible historical impact during the church age, REV 3:12a.
REV 3:12 "The winner, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God. Furthermore, he will never again vanish [go outside] from history.
Also I will emblazon on him the title of My God, and the name of the city of My God"
the New Jerusalem, which shall descend from heaven from My God; also My new title [King of kings, Lord of lords, bright morning star]."
In GAL 2:9 the mature believer is currently called a pillar of the church.
(6) The winner receives his own coat of arms of glory, REV 3:12b.
(7) The winner has special privileges related to the tree of life, the gazebo of the garden, called the paradise of God.
You are a member of a special club with special parties to which only you are invited; you're a member of the paradise club forever, REV 2:7,14.
REV 2:7 "To the winner, I will give to him the privilege of eating from the tree of life which is in the paradise of God."
REV 22:14 "Blessed are they [winners] who have washed their robes [rebound], that they may have the right to the Tree of Life, and may enter by the gates into the city [New Jerusalem]."