Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday, September 28, 2014
At the moment of your salvation, whether you knew it or not, God the Holy Spirit gave you a signature guarantee of your eternal life.
The signature guarantee of the Holy Spirit meant the guarantee of eternal salvation.
1PE 1:3-4, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
You were delivered from the cosmic system which also meant regeneration or the fact that God the Holy Spirit created a human spirit within you so that God the Father could impute eternal life to that human spirit within you forever, in TIT 3:5.
TIT 3:5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,
At the moment of our spiritual birth, we were not only taken out of the slavery of sin in the cosmic system but we also received the imputation of eternal life to our soul.
JOH 3:6 “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”
Being delivered from the cosmic system also meant that we received eternal Life.
At the same time, God the Holy Spirit entered us into union with Christ so that we share our Lord’s eternal life.
The unbeliever has soul life, which is everlasting life, a life he will have in the lake of fire forever. But spirit life is eternal, having no
beginning and thank God, no end.
Eternal life means living in the presence of God forever. Everlasting life is mans living in the lake of fire forever.
Being delivered from the cosmic system also meant that we received the Imputed Righteousness of God, ROM 3:22.
2CO 5:21 “He who knew no sin was made sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”
GAL 2:16 “Nevertheless, knowing that a person is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus,
TIT 3:7 “That being justified by His grace, we might be made heirs on the basis of the confidence of eternal life.”
Being delivered from the cosmic system also meant Reconciliation. We are reconciled to God.
2CO 5:19 “Namely that God, by means of Christ, reconciled the world to Himself by not imputing their sins to them.”
While reconciliation is directed toward mankind, propitiation is directed toward God.
1JO 2:2 and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.
1JO 4:10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Since God the Father is satisfied with the work of Christ on the cross, and since we believe in Christ who performed it, therefore God the Father is satisfied with us as individuals forever, positionally speaking.
Redemption means that at the moment of our salvation, we were also freed from the slave market of sin.
While reconciliation is directed toward man and propitiation is directed toward God, redemption is directed toward sin.
Being delivered from the cosmic system also meant we were baptized by the Holy Spirit. At salvation, God the Holy Spirit takes the new believer and enters him into union with Christ, 1CO 12:13, GAL 3:26-28.
1CO 12:13 “By means of one Spirit, we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and were all made to drink into one Spirit.”
a. The new racial species of the Jew began when Abraham was circumcised at age 99.
b. The Church Age believer, at the moment of faith in Christ, becomes a new spiritual species.
Our Lord’s third royal title is “King of kings, Lord of lords, the Bright Morning Star.” Royalty should conduct itself in a certain way, i.e., according to the protocol plan of God.
What is the difference between the protocol plan of God and the pre-designed plan of God (PPOG).
The protocol plan of God refers to the function of the plan of God, as the right thing being done in the right way, whereas the PPOG refers to the point of time when the plan of God was designed which was in eternity past.
EPH 1:5 “By means of virtue-love, He has predestined us for the purpose of adoption to Himself through Jesus Christ on the basis of the grace purpose of His will.”
In the Roman custom, adoption was the means by which a Roman aristocrat would select someone, often someone other than his own son, to become his heir. Being delivered from the cosmic system also meant entrance into Equal Privilege and Opportunity
Under Our Invisible Assets of the divine decrees which are election and predestination, GAL 3:26-26.
Being delivered from the cosmic system also meant positional Sanctification. Sanctification means set apart unto God.
a. Positional sanctification is union with the person of Jesus Christ at the moment of salvation.
b. Experiential sanctification refers to the spiritual life after salvation.
c. Ultimate sanctification refers to when we receive our resurrection bodies at the Rapture.
Positional sanctification makes every believer in union with Christ positionally higher than angels, Heb 1-2.
Being delivered from the cosmic system also means we are predestinated, EPH 1:5. We share the destiny of Christ.
Being delivered from the cosmic system also meant Royal Ambassadorship. Every believers is the representative of the Lord
Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world, 2CO 5:20.
2CO 5:20 “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ as though God were making His appeal through us. Therefore, we invite you
[unbelievers] on behave of Christ become reconciled to God.”
When we were delivered from the cosmic system it also was the first time we were Filled with God the Holy Spirit.
We were also given a spiritual gift. Delivered from the Great White Throne Judgment.Delivered from the power and influence of the sin nature.Related to the Son by biblical analogy.
a. The last Adam (Jesus Christ) and the new creation (the royal family), 1CO 14:45.
b. The head and the body, COL 1:18.
c. The great shepherd and the sheep, HEB 13:20.
d. The true vine and the branches, JOH 15:1-7.
e. The chief cornerstone and the stones in the building, EPH 2:20.
g. The groom and the bride, REV 19:7.
Being delivered from the cosmic system also meant we are the beneficiaries of everything we need to solve every problem in life and make every decision in life.
Even in the Garden of Eden, his name nahash, translated “serpent,” means `the shining one.’
His cosmic system is filled with human good, self-improvement and making the world a better place to live.
It’s also interesting that in verse 13, these precious stones mentioned are displayed three times as recorded in the Bible.
(a) In the high priest’s breastplate as a manifestation of divine grace.
The breastplate was filled with 12 stones representing each tribe of Israel. (b) Secondly, in the New Jerusalem, which reflects the glory of God, these are the stones that we are told are there.
And so these stones that Satan possessed were also manifested in the eternal state.
(c) The third time the stones are mentioned is in our passage as the covering of this great angel, which signalizes the highest of all creation.
The jewel for the tribe of Issachar is missing because it represented the sin and burden bearer which Satan is not.
The jewel for the tribe of Gad is missing because it represented victory and Jesus is the victor who was crucified.
The jewel for tribe of Asher is missing because it represented the royal seed, and Jesus, not Satan is the royal seed, the Royal King forever.