Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Greek says eulogetos, worthy of praise and glorification]

When God elected you, He had already graced you out by giving you fantastic blessings that stagger the imagination which we call your escrow blessings.

If I were to show you the Greek structure of the sentence you would see that the first thing God ever did for you was to bless you….then He elected you.

He provided for you fantastic blessings for those of you who would believe.

1CO 1:29 So that no flesh would glory in His presence.

ISA 55:8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.

 ISA 55:9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
I am going to provide a fantastic account of blessings for any creature who would ever believe and trust in Me”?
He provided that account before He created creatures so that if any creature received what He provided in that account, they could not take credit for it!

The blessings were provided before the creature was created!
MAT 7:11 “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!
he first thing God ever did for us was to bless us even before He knew whatever His creatures would respond to.
EPH 1:3-4,   Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

EPH 1:4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him. 

There is normally a rule in the Greek language which is what I am now going to give you.

In the Koine Greek, (Koine meaning common), there is a rule that the action of the aorist participle in a verb must precede the action of the main verb.
When you find the main verb, like we have here when it says, He has chosen us and then you have verb that is not in the indicative mood, but instead is known as a participle.
In the Koine Greek, the action of the aorist participle which is the verb for He “has blessed” precedes or comes before the action of the main verb which in our passage is found in the phrase “He has chosen or elected us.”
The participle is found in the phrase = He has blessed.

The main verb is found in the phrase = He has chosen.

What came first?

The answer = He has blessed.

What came after?

The answer = He chose or elected us.

The first thing God ever did for His creatures was to provide fantastic blessings.

The second thing He did was to elect them.

What came first, their election or their blessings?

The first thing God ever did for you was to bless you….then He elected you.

ISA 55:8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.

ISA 55:9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

“I am going to provide a fantastic account of blessings for any creature who would ever believe and trust in Me”?

He provided that account before He created those creatures that He just talked about so that if any creature received what He provided in that account, they could not take credit for it!

Because the blessings were provided before the creature was created!

MAT 7:11 “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

The first thing God did was to bless whatever creatures would respond to.

In the Koine Greek, (Koine meaning common), the action of the aorist participle must precede the action of the main verb.

When you find the main verb, lHe has chosen or elected us……and then you have a verb that is not the main verb in the sentence which is in the indicative mood, but instead it is in the participle form;

The action of the aorist participle which is the verb for He “has blessed” precedes or comes before the action of the main verb which is “He has chosen or elected us.”

The participle = He has blessed.

The main verb = He has chosen.

What came first?

The answer = He has blessed.

What came after?

The answer = He chose or elected us.

In other words, the first thing God ever did was to provide fantastic blessings for any creature He would ever create.

Then secondly, the second thing He did was to elect us.

What came first, your election or your blessings?

It doesn’t make sense to the natural minded man, 1CO 2:14, but it makes sense to the one who believes as ISA 55:8-9says.

DEU 29:29   “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.

The first thing God ever did for us is the means of glorifying Him.

This will be more of the secret things that belong to the Lord and the mysteries behind the mystery doctrine for the Church-age believer.

The first thing God ever did for us is the means of glorifying Him.

What is the first thing God ever did for us?

The answer is that He blessed us!

  1. An escrow is a written agreement entered into by three parties, the obligor, the oblige, and the depositary, for the transfer of certain benefits.

God the Father is the obligor.

The obligor is the one who places himself under legal obligation.

The second party is the oblige.

The oblige is every believer.

The oblige is the one to whom the obligor is obligated.

God the Father is obligated to every believer who uses His grace assets to advance to spiritual maturity.

The third party is the depositary.

The depositary is the person to whom all the deposits are entrusted.

  1. An escrow is a written agreement entered into by three parties, the obligor, the obligee, and the depositary, for the transfer of certain benefits.
  2. An escrow is a sealed agreement of the obligor (generally accompanied by the deed, bond, or chattel to be conveyed) which is made contingent on some future happening or on the performance of some act by the obligee.

It is delivered to the depositary and held by him pending the occurrence of that event or the performance of the required act by the obligee.

When the event has taken place or the obligee has performed the specified act, the depositary delivers to him the agreement and the wealth which was promised.

The depositary or custodian is allowed no discretion, but must follow strictly the terms of the agreement as it concerns the other two parties.

The obligor is God the Father, who has placed Himself under legal obligation in eternity past to provide two categories of special and unusual blessings, both temporal and eternal, for the obligee, the believer who fulfills the PPOG.

The depositary or custodian is God the Son.

In eternity past, both categories of blessings were deposited with our Lord Jesus Christ in escrow, pending the obligee’s future advance to spiritual maturity inside the PPOG.

The obligee is the Church-age believer.

The escrow of blessing was transferred in eternity past by the obligor, God the Father, and delivered to the depositary, Jesus Christ, pending the performance of the obligee, the Church-age believer in the PPOG.

Temporal blessings on deposit are transferred to the believer when he fulfills the PPOG in time, not to be confused with logistical grace blessings gien to all believers.

Eternal blessings are transferred to the mature believer after the Rapture at the Judgment seat of Christ, where the winner is awarded special rewards.

God created the blessings, even before He expressed His sovereign will in election and before he designed the PPOG in predestination, EPH 1:3.

Justification is the mechanics for the transfer of temporal blessings; glorification is the mechanics for the transfer of eternal blessings, ROM 8:30.

Now we begin with the word blessed which is the adjective eulogetos meaning “worthy of praise and glorification.”

Under the principle of election, God the Father is the author of the divine plan which reveals the fantastic things that He has prepared for those who love Him.

As the author of the divine plan, God the Father is the author of all worship, praise, honor, and adoration.

“has blessed us” is an aor-act-part, the verb is eulogesas which means “having already blessed”.

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