Grace Bible Church
Robert R.
August 2, 2019

Dispensation of the Hypostatic Union = our Lord Jesus Christ is both God and man or He is Undiminished  Deity and True humanity in one person forever.


Jesus Christ is purely and totally 100 % Undiminished Deity and 100 % True Humanity in one person forever = the Unique One of the Universe.


Joh 3:16   "For God loved the world so much that He gave His son, the Unique One, in order that whoever believes in Him shall never  perish [eternal security] but have eternal life."


  1. The word True refers to His character and nature as the “God of all truth” while the word Vine refers to His divine essence as the God of All Truth; Deu 32:4.

Vine = our Lord’s human nature and how we can learn to draw spiritual life or spirituality from learning HOW our Lord did so in His humanity as He fulfilled the plan of God for His life.


Heb 10:5  when He comes into the world, He says, "Sacrifice and offering Thou hast not desired, but a body Thou hast prepared for Me;


Right up to the day of your birth, God had prepared everything you would ever need to live the life that He has just for you; 2Pe 1:2-4.


Right up to the point of the day of your birth and the day of your departure, either through physical death of the Rapture, God has prepared everything we would ever need = “preparation.”


Our Lord’s life began with preparation from His Father who prepared for Him a human body to indwell.


HEB 10:7 "Behold, I have come (In the roll of the book it is written of Me) To do Thy will, O God."

 His Goal = To do God’s will.
His Purpose = To glorify His Father.
His Means = Spirit and Truth.


His reason = to become the True Witness in the angelic Conflict;    Rev 1:5  Jesus Christ is the faithful witness, the first‑born or the privileged One from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.


The faithful witness;
The first‑born or the privileged One from the dead;
The ruler of the kings of the earth.


His power = The Spirit and the Word; Act 1:8; Heb 4:12.


We have His Goal, His purpose, His means, His reasons, and His power.


There are so many things for us to learn in just this one little sentence, let alone what we will be learning for all of eternity; Joh 1:12;          2Pe 3:18.


2Pe 3:18  “Grow in grace and knowledge” = His Goal, His purpose, His means, His reasons, and His power.


First -- we are told not be get tired of "well doing."

 "well doing." = something valuable, virtuous, and worthy,  this verse is instructing us to do those things that are valuable, virtuous, and worthy; not to waste our time on things that are  unworthy.


Many things we do are not a sin, they just are not valuable and worthy.


How many hours a week do we sit glued to the television? Or on the computer; PSA 101:3   I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me.


Walk wisely, not foolishly, redeeming the time; in other words, using our time wisely; Eph 5:14-16.


We are not doing anything wrong, but we are not making the best use of our time, either; as Eph 5:17-21 states.


Only those things are valuable, virtuous, and worthy in the sight of God; which includes family, the Royal Family, the fellowship we should have with other believers.


DEU 28:47  We are to serve the Lord our God with joy and a glad heart, for the abundance of all things.


Delight yourself also in the LORD; and he shall give you the desires of your heart. (Psa 37:4).


PSA 37:4    Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.


If we love someone, don’t we delight in doing things to please them?


When we learn to delight ourselves in the Lord, and do what is pleasing to Him, that’s when God will truly bless us.


The best way to receive the desires of your heart is to obediently and delightfully do what God has called you to do, without murmuring, grumbling, or excuses.


  1. We need to be patient.
    2. We need to use the power of the Holy Spirit, not in our own fleshly power.
  2. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Author but, even more than that, He is the Finisher of our faith; Heb 12:2; Joh 17:4; 19:30.

Our Lord Jesus Christ isn't obligated to finish something He didn't start.


Our Lord is also not obligated to bless something He didn't call us to do.


"I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing;"  Joh 15:5.


We are intended to bear much fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixtyfold, some even one hundred-fold! (Mar 4:20), yet we cannot bear fruit in our own power. Apart from Christ in us, we can do nothing.


MAR 4:20  "And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the word and accept it, and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold."


They have to be pruned and kept in shape and never get involved with trying to escape.

One of the lessons that I just gave you is that we live in a microwave society.


Everything about our world is geared toward speed:
fast food,
drive through windows,
instant coffee,
microwave meals,
high speed internet;

We want what we want, when we want it.


Fast and easy, that’s our motto in this day and age.


Don’t make us have to work for it or make it inconvenient.


God is not a microwave God; He has all eternity at His command; He isn’t interested in instant gratification or making things easy for us.


He is interested in patiently shaping and molding us into the likeness of His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ; ROM 8:29.


ROM 8:29   For whom He foreknew, He also predestined {to become} conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first‑born among many brethren;


Our Lord is far more interested in making things that last than in making them fast.


God also isn’t interested so much in making things easy for us as He is in making us ultimately better.


He is more concerned with our eternity than with our "here and now."


He is far more concerned about our growth as Christians than about making life easy for us.


Eventually, we WILL reap the rewards of our work; Gal 6:9; but even in the promise, there is still a warning attached: "if we faint not."


We don’t like it when we don’t see instant results just like we don’t like it when we don’t get our own way.


We have to believe God, not just believe in God. He never calls us to do anything that He does not give us the power to do, through His Holy Spirit.


Believing Him requires putting our faith to work, by being obedient and doing what He tells us.


Believing God requires patience. It requires that we keep on doing what we know we should, simply because we know that He is faithful, (Heb 10:23) and will do what He has said.


Instead of fast and easy, we will understand that we are not looking for instant gratification, but for the eternal rewards God has promised us in due season.


One of those goals is mentioned in Jer 1:4-10.


Our Lord did not say “I knew you when you were in your Mother’s womb.”


If our Lord said that He knew Jeremiah in the womb that would mean that Jeremiah was a person and then we would say that there is soul life in the womb…..but it does not say that.

JER 1:5   “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations."


This is his human viewpoint of self rather than the divine viewpoint of the Lord.


This is the promise that the Lord will be with Jeremiah and give the prophet divine power and the confidence that he will need to handle any problem in life; 1Co 10:13.


This is what our Lord uses when He come back in the Second Advent we are told that when He comes back, He comes back to make war with words. Rev 19:11-16.


REV 19:11   And I saw heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and He who sat upon it {is} called Faithful and True; and in righteousness He judges and wages war.


REV 19:12  And His eyes {are} a flame of fire, and upon His head {are} many diadems; and He has a name written {upon Him} which no one knows except Himself.


REV 19:13   And {He is} clothed with a robe dipped in blood; and His name is called The Word of God.


REV 19:16  And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."


JER 1:10   "See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant."


Our Lord’s plan:
to pluck up and to break down,
To destroy and to overthrow,
To build and to plant."


Jeremiah is commanded by our Lord to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, and then it’s time to build and to plant."


2CH 14:7  For he [King Asa] said to Judah, "Let us build these cities and surround   them with walls and towers, gates and bars.


The land is still ours, because we have sought the Lord our God; we have sought Him, and He has given us rest on every side." So, they built and prospered.


We are to pluck up some things in our life that we have become familiar with and that have caused us to break down at certain times; Eph 4:27.


Great Illustration: Eph 4:27  Do not give the devil an opportunity or a room in your soul where the flesh or the old sin nature resides and seeks to control or make room for NVTD.


There are times that we must take care of the battles that we are facing without and also the battles that we are facing from within.


Eph 6:11  Pick up and put on the full armor from God, that you may be able to hold your ground against the schemes or the strategies of the devil.


Eph 6:13  Because of this, pick up and put on the full armor from God, that you may be able to hold your ground in the day when evil attacks you,

 EPH 6:14  Because of this, hold your ground, [after you] have buckled on your combat gear around your waist by means of doctrine.


Eph 6:15 [hold your ground] after you have put on your combat boots on your feet with readiness, preparation, or the equipment of the gospel of peace.


This usually calls for the believer to seek, to destroy, and to
Overthrow the enemy if needed.


Then after all these things are put in place that is the time for reverse operation and to go forward in the plan of God and to build and to plant."


  1. The evangelism of mankind.
    b. The function of the problem-solving devices.
    c.  Understanding and using your very own assets.
    d.  The execution of the PPOG.
  2. The effective function of Christian service in the production of divine good rather than dead works.
  3. The ability to communicate the accuracy of the doctrine of salvation as an ambassador for Christ.

Regardless of the circumstances and events that surround your birth, God gave you life at that moment, so that was the right time for you to be born.


You did not choose your parents;
You did not choose your birthday;
You did not choose your gender;
You did not choose the color of your skin.


You did not choose your I.Q.
You did not choose your generation.
You did not choose your family or siblings.
You did not choose your Client Nation;


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.

  The point here is that God created soul life and imputed “soul life” to your soul at your birth; And that was the right time for you to be born.


Because God is perfect, His ways are perfect, and you and I were born under the perfect timing of God.


If we complain about anything related to our birth or our environment, or our parents, or our home, we are blaspheming God.


Anyone who resents his parents or his early environment, no matter how bad or how good it was, is totally out of sync or out of line with life.


Psychology encourages this type of thinking, which is blaming someone especially our Lord for whatever happens.


Every time you use your environment as an excuse for your bad habits,  you are so far out of line that you are disoriented to life.


All your bad habits and bad timing can only be corrected by believing in Christ and then taken in His word on a consistent basis.


Prin: Just like we had no control over our birth, we also have no control over our death.


When we are born and when we die, is strictly a matter of the sovereignty of God or God's righteousness judgment to act.


We will die in the manner and at the time that God selects; Psa 68:19-20.


People are often bitter, upset, and disturbed because of the way someone they love dies, putting themselves out of God's timing for the rest of their lives, as if somehow everything in life is unfair to them.


PSA 68:19   Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, The God {who} is our salvation. Selah.

 PSA 68:20   God is to us a God of deliverances; And to God the Lord belong escapes from death.


There is a lot of unfairness in the world, but the minute you react, you're out of God's timing.


And remember that excuses are never solutions to problems.

Look at all the people who complain about their birth, their parents, their home, their environment, and their circumstances right now.


They reject the doctrinal principle the Apostle Peter said; 1PE 5:6   Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time.


They also  reject the doctrinal principles that James put it; JAM 4:6  But He gives a greater grace. Therefore {it} says, "God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.".


Prin: Becoming very pushy and trying desperately to make things happen is a sign of being on your own timing.


timing is simply defined as the selection of the best time for doing something in order to achieve the desired effect with maximum results.


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