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What it means to be initated into the secret of the mystery, Part 17: The mystery behind the phrase "little children.".

Friday, February 11, 2005

En - e*n + instrumental pronoun auto - au*tw’/ = by Him.

“Is glorified” - aor-pass-ind - edoxasthe - e*doxavsqh = God the Father receives glorification by TLJC being seated at the right hand of God the Father.

The Father has a perfect plan and that perfect plan is carried out perfectly by TLJC.

When He dies physically His glorification actually begins.
When Jesus Christ is on the cross, this is the low spot, but once He says, “It is finished,” our sins have all been judged in Christ, then He dies physically - and what happens to His spirit?

LUK 23:46 And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into Thy hands I commit My spirit.” And having said this, He breathed His last.

1PE 3:18-19 For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison,

MAT 27:59-60 And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb,

From there, 3 days later, the soul comes back and joins the body, the spirit comes back and joins the body, and the body walks right through the stone - that is glorification.

He makes appearances over a period of 40 days, then He ascends, and then as He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and that is glorification.

“Sit down at My right hand until I make thine enemies Thy footstool.”

As God He is omnipresent, but as a member of the human race, He is now above angels - Heb 1.

“God shall glorify Him” = God has a plan that is going to end up with both the Father and the Son being glorified together.

JOH 5:23 in order that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

“Little children” - vocative noun “teknia” = a nursery term that in this case really means “ignorant ones” or ones lacking knowledge.

He is going to teach that the Old Testament saints, both Jews and Gentiles are called friends of the Groom.

MAT 11:11 “Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.”

On the cross, TLJC, who is called the last Adam, 1CO 15:45, was alone.

The first Adam in the garden caused the problem of sin, the last Adam on the cross solved the problem of sin.

GEN 2:18 “It is not good for the man [Hebrew - Adam] to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”

The last Adam like the first Adam also has a right woman, a woman perfectly designed by God for the right man.
All brides must have a body.

When the Church is resurrected at the Rapture, then it will become a bride, under the principle of right man, right woman.

The analogy of Christ as the groom and the Church-age believer as the bride is taught in many passages - 2CO 11:2, EPH 5:25-33, REV 19:6-8.

2CO 11:2 For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin.

REV 19:6-8 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude and as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” And it was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

All of them miss out on the true meaning - the mystery of Christian marriage as well as the marriage between TLJC and His church, the Bride, and then the resultant glorification of Christ through the third witness, Christian marriage.

While on the earth, the believer is a part of the body of Christ but at the end of the Church-age, the believer becomes a part of the bride of Christ.

“The Bride” is a title for the Royal Family in resurrection body.
The Royal Family is formed on earth during the Church-age, EPH 1:22-23; EPH 2:16; EPH 4:4-5; EPH 5:23;COL 1:18, 24, 2:19.

The body is formed at salvation through the baptism of the Holy Spirit, 1CO 12:13, EPH 4:4.

When the body is completed, the Rapture or the resurrection of the Church takes the Royal Family to heaven, to be prepared for the Second Advent,
1TH 4:16-18; 1CO 15:51-57.

1TH 4:16-17 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord.

It is at this time, at the Rapture, that the believer gets a resurrection body exactly like Christ’s,
1CO 15:51-57; PHI 3:21; 1JO 3:1-2.

The bride is also cleansed from all human good, 1CO 3:12, 15.

The members of the bride have brought some rags with them as a apart of their heavenly wardrobe, called “filthy dirty rags of self-righteousness,”
ISA 64:6, and the Lord burns them up so that the bride has a perfect gown.

The bride, in receiving a body like Christ’s, no longer possesses an old sin nature, PHI 3:21; 1TH 5:23.

At the Second Advent, called by some the Second Coming, the Royal Family returns with Jesus Christ along with the elect angels and the Old Testament believers and Tribulational martyrs who receive their resurrection bodies at that time.

COL 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you [Church-age believers] also will be revealed with Him in glory.

Operation footstool = the termination of the strategic victory of the angelic conflict, by which TLJC returns to the earth to establish His kingdom and remove Satan and all fallen angels. This is when Satan loses the rulership of the world to the Lord, PSA 110:1; HEB 1:13; 10:13.

First comes the triumphal procession in which all demons are disarmed by Jesus Christ and publicly displayed,COL 2:15.
Then Satan is imprisoned for one thousand years, REV 20:1-3.

After that, Church-age believers cast demons into prison, ZEC 13:2; 1CO 15:24-25; COL 2:15.
Religion is eradicated, 1CO 10:20-21.
False doctrine is removed, 1TI 4:1, called doctrines of demons.

Spirituality changes to include ecstatics, since Christ is personally present on the earth, Joel 2:28-29.
Perfect environment will exist on earth until Satan is released to foment the Gog revolution, REV 20:7-10.

Then the coronation of the Lord under His third royal patent as battlefield royalty comes next, REV 19:6.
Then follows a wedding banquet of Christ, REV 19:9.
The marriage occurs in heaven while the wedding banquet takes place on earth, MAT 25:1-13.

The disciples have been taught about the Old Testament Feasts, the New Moon, the Sabbaths, the Old Testament sacrifices, the Temple and the furniture, the Sermon on the Mount.

Without a correct understanding o“By this [loving one another with virtue-love] all men will know that you are My disciples” f this passage, everyone thinks that discipleship is running around putting aside your doctrinal differences and loving each other.

JOH 13:35 - He is saying that discipleship and love are definitely related but it is the love of God not the human love of man.

It is through discipleship or learning Bible doctrine that virtue-love is developed to the point where it can be released toward others.

New - adjective “kainos” = new in contrast to old or new in species.

LEV 19:18 “You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

A new commandment for a new species for “kainos” is used -
2CO 5:17 Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature;

Being a new creature or a new species demands a new set of instructions or commands.

The “new commandment” is based upon the fact that TLJC will have been raised from the dead, glorified, absent from the earth, seated at the right hand of the Father, and we have entered in to the intensified stage of the angelic conflict.

The “new commandment” obviously is based on some new provision that did not exist before this dispensation.

There are “new provisions” for the “new spiritual species” which allow the believer to love in a “brand new way.”

The baptism of the Spirit means that God the Holy Spirit has placed every believer in union with Christ.

With our union with Christ plus our very own portfolio of invisible assets, prepared for us by God the Father in eternity past, we are given the ability to do things that Old Testament saints could not do.

The indwelling of all three persons of the Trinity, something that has never occurred before, is also another factor.

1JO 4:8b - God is love.

For the first time in history every believer has been given the unique availability of divine power, the omnipotence of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

This is why we all have a supernatural way of life with supernatural means to execute it.

Give - pres-act-ind - didomi - divdwmi = to give us something graciously, and God in His grace is providing for us this wonderful love.

“That” - conjunction - “hina” - i@na = introduces a purpose clause -
pres-act-subj - agapate - a*gapa’te = impersonal unconditional love.

2TH 3:5 And may the Lord direct your hearts [right lobe] into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.

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