Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Point 8 in the doctrine of election which deals with selection and election.

JOB 33:4 “And the breath from God has created me [a human being], and the breath [soul life] of the Almighty gives me [human] life.”

The “breath of God” is life, the source of life.

The Hebrew is phrase is “ruach El” – The Hebrew word ruach is equivalent to the Greek word pneuma.

This statement by Job is after the fall of man in the Garden and states the principle of the origin of human life, which is from God.
Human life comes from God.

ISA 44:2,  “Thus says the Lord who created you, who formed you outside [separated from] the womb.”
The Hebrew prepositional phrase is “mi beten” = “out from the womb,” – “separated from the womb”, “outside the womb”, “away from the womb”

ECC 12:7  “Then the dust [biological life] will return to the earth as it was, and the breath [ruach, soul life] will return to God who gave it.”

Because of the character and nature of God and the imputation of sin at birth, God must provide salvation for everyone to whom He gives soul life at birth.

IsaAA 44:24 it says, “Thus says the Lord [Jehovah], your redeemer, the One who formed you outside the womb, `I, the Lord, am the maker of all things,

Man’s ability is limited to the formation or creation of biological life in the womb.

Human life does not exist until God creates soul life and imputes it to biological life after the fetus has left the womb.

PSA 100:3  Know that the Lord [Jesus Christ] Himself is God; it is He who has made us [the real you is your soul and that’s what He made], and not we ourselves;

Prin-God makes each one of us by creating soul life and imputing it to biological life at the point of birth.

We also know that this refers to TLJC because Jesus Christ is the creator of everything, JOH 1:3; COL 1:18; HEB 1:10.

The fact that any person believes in Christ and receives eternal life is a matter of common and efficacious grace.
You are a royal priest sustained by logistical grace, a person in union with Christ, and you can function under the power of the Holy Spirit in the PPOG.

prin-The selection of the sovereignty of God at birth is followed by the election of the sovereignty of God at the point of regeneration.

prin-Selection precedes election.  Selection relates to physical birth; Election relates to Spiritual birth.

Selection, salvation, and election explain the chronological concept of election.

The divine order = We are selected by God to resolve the angelic conflict and we are saved by faith in Christ to enter into the PPOG.

We have been elected to fulfill the PPOG and thereby glorify Him upon the conveyance of His highest and best to us, i.e., our greater blessings for time and eternity.

Under selection, God willed “all mankind to be saved.” But under election, only those who respond to that invitation will receive the benefits of election.

1JO 2:2 “And He is the propitiation for our sins, but not for our sins only, but also for the entire world.”

JOH 3:16  “For God loved the world so much, that He gave His Son, the uniquely born one, that whosoever [anyone who] believes in Him shall never perish, but have eternal life.”

ACT 10:43  “Of Him, all prophets bear witness that through His name, anyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sin.”

Point 9. Election and the sovereignty of God with the free will of man.

The sovereignty of God and the free will of man co-exist in human history in order to resolve the angelic conflict.

Even if there were no angelic conflict, free will would exist.

In the divine decrees, both the sovereignty of God and the free will of man operate simultaneously.

That one decision = to provide for you your very own election related to His plan for your life, and to provide for you your very own predestination related to His plan for your life.

In the divine decree is a pre-creation record of each one of our lives, and it reads either winner or loser, depending upon your decisions.

The distinction between the winner and the loser is in the divine decree but never in the sovereignty of God.

The divine decrees consist of both inputs and outputs.

(1)  “Input” is a technical word for facts being entered into a system.
(2)  “Output” is the information signal discharged from the system.  Your output today is either positive or negative.

Point 10. The application of the election of the Church.

The whole purpose of the doctrine of election is to describe God’s way of providing invisible assets so we can fulfill His will and His plan.

Election expresses this sovereign will by providing equal privilege and equal opportunity for you, which we must use to fulfill His plan and to execute His will for our lives.

You are elected to only one plan, the PPOG, which is God’s plan for your life.

JOH 15:16 “You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and {that} your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask of the Father in My name, He may give to you.

Mechanics = baptism of the Spirit, the means of creating the new Spiritual species, forming the Royal family of God, providing so many wonderful invisible assets.

Point 1. definition.
Point 2. There have only been three elections in history.
Point 3. the election of Israel.
Point 4. The unique election of history: TLJC.
Point 5. The election of the Church.
Point 6. Election and the believer’s escrow account.
Point 7. Winner and loser believer.
Point 8. Selection and election. Point 9. Election and the sovereignty of God with the free will of man. Point 10. The application of the election of the Church.

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