Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
October 21, 2018
The next dispensation in our study which is the Dispensation of the Hypostatic Union or the Dispensation or the Period of Time that our Lord allotted not to each one of us by making us known as God the Father, Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
The principle of always being ready to do what is right and what I can help you with as we try to do the right thing in the right way (Always).
It looks something like this:
2. Hypostatic Union;
3. Predesigned Plan of God;
4. Personnel Sense of Destiny:
5. Incarnation – Opening Mary’s womb;
6. Dying Grace — Closing Mary’s womb:
7. The Fall of Mankind.
8. All Eternalment
There are some quite unique differences between the dispensations and their functions and their purpose.
The purpose of God is to share our Lord’s life with one another.
The Dispensation of the Hypostatic Union or the dispensation or the period of time allotted to each one of us by God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
There are some unique differences between the dispensations and their functions and their purpose.
The main verb begins by noting that there are some unique differences between the dispensations and their functions and their goals purpose.
The main purpose of our relationship with the Lord God is to share our Lord’s life with one another, including the following.
This is a great principle of doctrine and why you need to realize the tremendous power and wisdom that the Lord has shared with all of us.
The dispensation of the Hypostatic Union or the Dispensation where the Lord Jesus Christ is the main attraction and the center of all worship in the dispensations that are found in the Word of God.
As we continue with the Doctrine of Dispensations, remember that there are some differences with different views so that all of God’s people can realize that they should have a Divine Purpose in mind.
One of those different views is based upon how believers either react or respond to whatever the Lord brings their way for a divine purpose as well as the ability that all believers have as they grow in the grace and knowledge of TLJC.
Your job and mine is to find out “why” we study or “what” we study and how do we to apply the different dispensations to our spiritual growth and our spiritual life.
The dispensations are also divided into Three different Categories which are defined in the following way:
- Theocentric Dispen = Dispensation which is designed to glorify God the Father by the other two members in the Trinity; God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
- Christocentric Dispensation which is designed to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by the other two members of the Trinity, God the Father and God the Holy Spirit.
- The Dispensation of Eschatology which is designed to glorify God the Holy Spirit especially by the other two members of the Trinity, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
The key word is “purpose” which refers by noting that there are some unique differences between the dispensations and their functions and their purpose.
What I want is for all of us to experience and to know and to apply, which is that each member of the God-head is glorified by the two other members of the Trinity!
Our spiritual life should be manifested by the other two members of the Trinity all working together to glorify God the Father and God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
Just like prayer involves all three members of the Trinity, as we pray to the Father in the name of the Son and under the power of God the Holy Spirit.
Theocentric Dispensation = refers to the Age or the Times of the Gentiles as well as the Age or the times of the Jews—which occurred before Christ came in the Human flesh.
The second one is called a Christocentric Dispensation which began with at our Lord’s birth and the doctrine of the Hypostatic Union and also will lead us to the Dispensation of the Church or the Church-age and our relationship to our Lord.
The Third One concerns all of the doctrines which deal with the dispensation of Eschatology or the end times and how the believer can handle those principles.
Since we have begun this doctrine of the Dispensations such as the Hypostatic Union we must begin with some of the working definitions that we do understand.
“Hypostatic union” = the theological term for the incarnate person of Christ, the union of God and man.
They are all under a divine purpose which is revealed by the word incarnation referring to the time that Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, dwelt on earth in hypostatic union.
The doctrinal principles like the doctrine of the virgin birth and the relationships that apply to us living the spiritual life by understanding “how” and “why” the Lord had to become a member of the human race.
The Doctrine of the Virgin Birth when God the Son, who took upon Himself true humanity and became a new person known as the God-Man, the unique person or the unique one of the universe.
This is a tremendous verse when it comes to the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, especially when the Living Word, TLJC, has a relationship with all believers concerning the Written Word which has been designed and created for God Himself.
Kenosis means that TLJC willingly chose to be a member of the Human Race with a Divine Plan and a Divine Purpose for all of us or for “whosoever” wills!
ACT 4:27, “For truly in this city there were gathered together against Thy holy servant Jesus, whom Thou didst anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,
Why God gathered His people in Act 4:28 to do whatever Thy hand and Thy purpose predestined to occur.
This doctrinal principle is also mentioned in passages like Phi 2:5-11; 1Ti 3:16.
1TI 3:16 looks like this And by common confession great is the also mystery of godliness or spiritually found : He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Beheld by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.
The Greek word hupostasis which means hypostatic, it is especially used in Heb 1:3 and it means that our Lord is of a “substantial divine nature” or “the exact essence of our deity” which means that our Lord Jesus Christ has exactly the same nature as God the Father.
The differences are found in the book of Hebrews concerning God’s
attributes which are always read in HEB 1:1 which says “God [a reference to God the Father], after He spoke long ago to the fathers [the teachers or the Old Testament Jews]
“in the prophets” = reference to the minor prophets in the Old Testament] in many portions [of scripture] and in many ways [the different ways to teach us or to BLESS US.
The most important passage of scripture in the Word of God concerning our Lord and His Hypostatic Union which is also found in Heb 1:3:
Heb 1:3, And He [TLJC] is the radiance of His glory [God holds the little things that is He is exactly like the glory that God the Father has so does God the Son, TLJC].
After our Lord made purification of sins (He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high);
When when it comes to this very vital principle concerning the doctrine of the Hypostatic Union and the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ is exactly like God the Father as well as exactly like God the Holy Spirit.
We also need to remind ourselves to make sure you realize and understand that our Lord is NOT HALF GOD and HALF man but He is undiminished deity and true humanity in one person forever.
The doctrine of dispensations we must develop some working definitions such as in the person of the Incarnate Christ who has two natures are inseparably united but without loss or mixture of separate identities, without loss or transfer of properties or attributes.
The union is both personal (the God-Man is one person) and eternal (He will be the God-Man forever).
This is when undiminished deity took upon Himself true humanity in person forever order to be the Savior of all men (Heb 2:14-15; Phi 2:7-8).
Job 9:2 “In truth I know that this is so, But how can a man be in the right before God?
At the time this was written, our Lord had not become a member of the human race as of yet and therefore He could not be a mediator between both parties, deity and humanity, because .
When it becomes reality is when our Lord was born as a member of the Human race and deity and humanity came together in one person forever, TLJC.
Here we have TLJC, The Unique One of the universe, WHO ALSO is God who and who also claimed Who and WHO AND WHAT became like us, true humanity and undiminished deity, in one person forever.
Every Sabbath Day the Orthodox Jews will say; Deu 6:4 “Shama Israel Adonay Elohenu Adonay echad” which is translalted “Shama (listen) Israel (Israel) Adonai (the Lord) Elohenu (is God) and then Adonai (the Lord) is echad (is the unique one) of the universe.
The Lord Jesus Christ is true humanity and undiminished deity in one person forever!
Another principle of doctrine that we need to understand is why TLJC
became the great high priest representing man before God which is and is found basically in the book of Hebrews.
In fact, the Dispensation of the Hypostatic Union is the epoch recorded in the Gospels, the first four books of the New Testament.
This period began with the virgin birth of Christ and terminated with His death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and session at the right hand of the Father in heaven.
The Gospels reveal our Lord’s sinless life and saving work, but the record of His earthly ministry also includes His proclamation of the long-awaited kingdom of God in Israel.
For example, the period of Christ’s first advent, (Virgin Birth) relates to both Israel and the Church but was itself neither Israel nor the Church.
In fact, the Dispensation of the Hypostatic Union separates Israel from the Church.
With absolute authority Jesus Christ presented Himself to Israel as the Son of David, the King of Israel, the Messiah, (MAT 4:17).
MAT 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
We will also take some time in our study to See that our Lord IesusChrist fulfilled Old Testament prophecy (as in Mat 1:5-6).
He performed miracles which drew attention to Himself as the Savior of mankind and King of the Jews (Mat 4:23-25);
After doing this we are also told that He announced His policy for His kingdom (Mat 5-7).
He explained His identity from Scripture (Mat 11:25-30).
In fact, Christ came to fulfill all five divine covenants with Israel—conditional and unconditional alike (Mat 8-9).
Our Lord’s sinless life and respect for human freedom fulfilled the commandments in the Mosaic Law.
His sinlessness and substitutionary death for the sins of mankind were the realities long anticipated by ceremonies in Codex II of the Law.
His love for Israel demonstrates His fulfillment of the establishment laws in Codex III (Mat 22:21).
Only He could perfectly execute the entire Law brcause He came to fulfill every jot and tittle of the Law (Mat 5:18) whether or not the Jews accepted Him as their king
Any Jew who would believe in Christ as the Messiah became a beneficiary of all the covenants (Joh 1:12-13).
In fact, when our Lord was around 12 years old, He astonished those who were listening to Him in the temple as Jesus Christ stood at a fork in the road of history.
If he had to use His deity to combat even one of the attacks that the kingdom of darkness brought His way, He would no longer be living the spiritual life designed by God the Father which is given to us for our advantage and in reality are just “for us.”
Notice that our Lord had to keep on growing in the wisdom of God just as we are to 2Pe 3;18.
We have a God who gave human volition “to us” and as an option “for us” (Heb 9:13-15).
He proclaimed that the kingdom of God was “at hand,” not that it had actually arrived (Mat 4:17) as the king was present, but the kingdom’s arrival was contingent on the attitude of Israel.
Now, the main question is Would the Jews accept or reject their king?
The question is that after He offered the kingdom to Israel and purchased salvation for all mankind, what would be the next dispensation be?
Would the earthly reign of Christ commence or begun again or would some other system of divine administration begin?
And then 1:22 Jews ask for signs, and Greeks search for wisdom;1CO 1:23 but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block, and to Gentiles foolishness,
Now, as we continue with our doctrine, we need to also know and understand that in eternity past God the Father knew that the Church-Age dispensatonwould chronologically follow our Lord’s First advent, or His sign of.
However, God also provides real options and opportunities so that man has genuine freedom of choice.
This is when a very important principle emerges that is revealed which is found in the workings of sovereign God where even “the wrath of man shall praise [Him]” (Psa 76:10).
And one of the most powerful form of weapons came from the ancient Roman military.
HEB 1:3 goes on to see and save;