Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday, September 05, 2014
Point 2. There are Three Elections in history.
a. Israel under the ritual plan of God.b. Christ under the incarnation plan of God.c. The church under the pre-designed plan of God.
Israel was elected under the ritual plan of God, that’s why DEU 7:6 says “For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has elected you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.
Secondly, TLJC was elected under the incarnation plan of God.
MAT 12:18, Behold, My Servant whom I have elected; My Beloved in whom My soul is well‑pleased; I will put My Spirit upon Him, And He shall proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
LUK 9:35, And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My Son, My Chosen One; listen to Him!”
And then the church was elected under the pre-designed plan of God.
Now, it’s very interesting to note that each Election brought a new category of species into history.
a. For example the election of Israel brought in the new racial species, the Jew.
b. Then there is the election of Christ which brought in the hypostatic union, i.e. undiminished deity and true humanity in one person forever.
Jesus Christ is eternal God and therefore different from humanity. c. Thirdly, the election of the Church brought in the new spiritual species, the Church or Royal Family of God.This is called the new creature in the Bible.
2CO 5:17, Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
Point 3 deals with the election of Israel.
Israel became the first client nation to God in human history in 1441 BC.
A client nation is a national entity under the patronage of God, assigned the responsibility for the formation, preservation, communication, and fulfillment of the canon of Scripture.
This is when Israel became a nation and became a custodianship of the word of God by being involved in the divine revelation of the Scripture.
Since Israel became a nation, it is involved in the authorship, custodianship and dissemination of the written Word.
Additional custodianship was also assigned to Israel in the formation of the New Testament, since all except two writers were Jews.
During the time of the formation of the New Testament, the client nation changed from Judea to the Roman Empire, in 70 A.D.
a. The Theocratic kingdom, B.C. 1441‑1020, from the Exodus until the prophet Samuel. The Theocratic kingdom ended when the Jews said, “We want to be like other nations.”
b. The United Kingdom from Saul to Rehoboam, B.C. 1020-926.
c. The Northern Kingdom from Jeroboam to Hosea, B.C. 926-721. In 721 B.C. the fifth cycle of discipline was administered by the Assyrians under Saigon II.
d. The Southern Kingdom from Rehoboam to Zedekiah, B.C. 926-586. The fifth cycle of discipline was administered by the Chaldeans under Nebuchadnezzar.
e. After the Northern and Southern Kingdoms were destroyed, while no Jewish client nation was operational as such, Jews outside of the client nation filled in the gap to Gentile nations as they had been responsible before to do so.
Then Judah became a client nation again from B.C. 516 until 70 A.D. Chaldea and the Persian Empire were not client nations between B.C. 586-516.
That was also another reason why the Lord speaking for Israel said in MAT 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”
Remember MAT 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
MAT 5:13, “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty again? It is good for nothing anymore, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.
A client nation cannot exist without a certain percentage of mature believers.
And the function, the prosperity, and the perpetuation of the Jewish client nations always depended on the size of its mature believers, 1KI 19:18.
1KI 19:18 “Yet I will leave 7,000 in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed him.”
There will be no client nation during the Tribulation because of the removal of the mature believers of the Church-age, but there will be client nation function through an international pivot of 144,000 Jews, according to Rev 7 and 14.
MAT 24:21‑22 “Because of the elected ones [144,000], those days will be cut short.”
The principle was this: As goes the believer so goes the nation.
In fact Judea survived historical crisis because of a percentage of mature believers in 135 BC.
Prin-“God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew [believers].
Since no Jewish nation can be a client nation to God during the Church-age and the times of the Gentiles, the election of Israel is not operational during the Church-age.
This is why the Bible says that ROM 9:6 For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel”
prin-An election from God plus a plan from God equals a destiny from God.
And if you don’t understand that you have a calling on your life and as a part of your calling, a personal sense of destiny, then you have no idea why you are here and what part you play in the PPOG.
If you think your calling is ordinary then you don’t understand nor do you believe that it is extraordinary, you will lose out on the purpose of election and how God willed His highest and best for you, while you ignored it…..by the way, to your demise.
The election of Israel began a new racial species, beginning with Abraham at age ninety-nine.
And True Israel refers only to those who were born again, Rom 9-11.
Point 4. The unique election of history: the Lord Jesus Christ.
Our Lord Jesus Christ was elected under the salvation plan of God.
In eternity past, the omniscience of God programmed the decrees regarding the Hypostatic Union of Jesus Christ. Impeccability, the cross, and our Lord’s resurrection, ascension and session are all printouts of that decree.
Christ was elected in eternity past; His election was fulfilled through the virgin pregnancy.
The election of Christ is the basis for His saviorhood.
Without the ascension and session of Christ, there would be no royal family to act as a pivot.
All history focuses on the person of Jesus Christ. ISA 42:1, “Behold My Servant whom I sustain, My elected One in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.” EPH 1:4.
Logistical grace support allows you to fulfill your election to privilege by delivering the nation. Never think of election without realizing the importance of logistics.