Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday, October 24, 2014
Election and the winner believer.
Under election, God wills the highest and best for every believer.
As a loving Father or the Father of love He willed for you to have the highest and best He has to offer.
God the Father found a way for His justice to provide perfect fantastic blessing to His righteousness in us, without any compromise of His essence.
God provided the function in your life, including the dying stage but most of all in eternity.
All you need is positive volition, and God will direct you to the place where you can get the information.
(1) The crown of righteousness.(2) The crown of life.(3) The incorruptible crown.(4) The crown of rejoicing.(5) The crown of glory.
Some will have the crown of righteousness for loving his appearing or being totally occupied with TLJC and producing divine good, 2TI 4:8.
Some will have the crown of life for enduring trials, heartaches, disasters and coming out glorifying the Lord, JAM 1:12,REV 2:10.
Some will have the incorruptible crown for mastering their O.S.N. 1CO 9:24-27.
Some will have the crown of rejoicing for being soul winners, 1TH 2:19.
Some will have the crown of glory for being willing to feed the flock of God, 1PE 5:4.
There is the ultimate decoration: The order of the morning star.
The order of the morning star is given to winners as the highest of all decorations in escrow blessings given by God.
It is a part of what we can call the new order of chivalry in the eternal state for the Royal family.
This decoration is awarded for the maintenance of spiritual maturity in what may be called an ultra super-grace status.
REV 2:26,28, “Furthermore, the winner, even he who keeps my assignments [execution of the pre-designed plan of God] 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.”
The mature believer will be a king over a Gentile nation and rule during the Millennium.
REV 22:16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to declare these things to you for the churches; I am the root [Jesus Christ as eternal God], and the descendent of David [Jesus Christ in hypostatic union], the bright morning star [His title for the first and second advents].”
Prin-The order of the morning star is named after our Lord’s royal title and is given to the believer and believers who have had a historical impact in the Church-age.
The crown of the order of the morning star authorizes the recipient to reign with Christ in the Millennium and hold the highest privileges for all eternity.
These believers can eat from the Tree of life in the paradise of God, located in the New Jerusalem.
It was first modeled by Jesus Christ on the Mount of transfiguration, Mat 17, “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.
The new knighthood is given to the winner, REV 2:17, “To the winner, I will give him blessing from the hidden manna [escrow blessing for time and eternity]; also I will give him a white pebble [the resurrection body, God’s final vote of justification and for the eternal title he believer was elected to receive
[They voted with colored pebbles in the ancient world], and on that white pebble has been inscribed a new title [your royal patent in the eternal heraldry] which no one knows [you are an anonymous hero during the Church age].”
(4) The winner will rule with Christ during the millennium, REV 2:26‑28.
(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
[This will be his pass to enter the eternal city, the New Jerusalem, a satellite city suspended above the earth in the atmosphere or in space],the New Jerusalem, which shall descend from heaven from My God; also My new title [King of kings, Lord of lords, bright morning star].”
(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.
GEN 12:2, blessings of success GEN 17:16, blessings of posterity DEU 7:13, blessings in business DEU 15:4, blessing of finances
DEU 23:20, blessing of land DEU 28:12, blessing of prosperity DEU 30:16, blessing of property PSA 5:12, Blessing of divine protection
PSA 29:11, blessing of peace (inner peace) PSA 132:15, blessing of more blessing GEN 49:25, blessing of sexual prosperity GEN 24:35, blessing of silver & gold
2SA 6:11, blessing of entire household DEU 29:5, blessing of divine character 1KI 3:13, blessing of riches & honor Ex 23:25, blessing of health & no sickness
1KI 3:14, blessing of length of days DEU 7:15, blessing of vengeance upon your enemies ISA 41:10, blessing of strength
Health blessing is given to some mature believers as well.
Leadership blessing, though not for everyone, is a blessing for some by virtue of either their genetics or spiritual gift, or it can be acquired.
PSA 23:6 “Surely prosperity and grace pursue me all the days of my life [your blessings for time], and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever [the blessings for all eternity].”