Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday, November 8, 2013

When TLJC was resurrected three days after the cross He was on the earth for 40 days and then He ascended to the right hand of God the Father.

When TLJC arrived in the presence of God the Father, He arrived as the conquering general and in front of him during the ascension it was quiet on the earth because Satan and all the fallen angels were in the triumphal procession as captives.

Jesus Christ has already had part one or the first part of the Triumphal Procession. It started but it won’t be over until the Second Advent.

Point 1. Background and Preparation for the Triumphal Procession.

1. The crown of righteousness  this crown is awarded at the judgment seat of Christ to the Church Age believer who fulfills the predesigned plan of God by the advance to spiritual maturity.

This believer has advanced from spiritual self esteem plus providential preventative suffering to attain spiritual independence or autonomy and from there he goes through spiritual autonomy plus momentum testing all the way to attaining spiritual maturity.

It emphasizes functional virtue directed toward man and circumstances and the fulfillment of the Royal Family Honor Code.

The believer who wears the invisible uniform of honor (Eph 6) will receive the crown of righteousness.

The function of impersonal love is the manifestation of the invisible uniform of honor.

The crown of righteousness is given for your virtue, honor, integrity, passing momentum tests, and fulfillment of the Royal Family Honor Code.

2TI 4:7‑8, “I have fought an honorable fight [advance to spiritual maturity]. I have completed the course [execution of the predesigned plan of God].

I have guarded the doctrine [as #1 priority].  In the future there is reserved for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award me in that day, and not only to me, but to all [winners] who have loved his appearing.”

He perpetuated spiritual self-esteem all the way to spiritual maturity.

Accompanying the crown of righteousness is a tremendous amount of extra privileges, blessings, and opportunities both in time and then in the eternal state.

b. The crown of life – awarded to the Church-Age believer who in spiritual maturity passes evidence testing.

Evidence testing is administered by Satan as an extension of the angelic conflict; JAM 1:12   “Happy is that person who perseveres under testing, for once he has passed the [evidence] test, he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love Him.”

Prin-The crown of life is awarded to all members of the Royal Family of God who utilize the problem solving devices and advance to spiritual maturity and then use +h to pass evidence testing.

(c)  The incorruptible crown – given to those who mastered the O.S.N. through dedication and devotion to the PPOG.

(d)  The crown of rejoicing – given for being soul – 1TH 2:19  For who is our hope or joy or crown of exultation? Is it not even you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming?

ROM 1:16  For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

DAN 12:3  “And those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

PRO 11:30  The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise wins souls.

(e)  The crown of glory – is awarded to pastors who faithfully study and teach bible doctrine to their congregation, doctrine by which the pastor and positive members of the congregation will attain spiritual maturity.

(1)  The cosmic pastor, who lives in cosmic one and two, is distracted by social action, crusader arrogance, and is totally disoriented to reality.
(2)  The baby pastor high profiles his own personality while low profiling the Word of God.
(3)  The adolescent pastor teaches some truth but is distracted by various forms of high profile.
(4)  The mature pastor through personal study and teaching advances to spiritual maturity in  The PPOG and is leading his congregation there.

He has fulfilled the concept of the function of metabolization of doctrine.  Motivational virtue toward God, i.e., personal love for God.  Functional virtue toward man and circumstances, i.e., impersonal love for all.

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