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What it means to be initiated into the secret of the mystery. Part 3. Satanic distraction from teaching mystery doctrine.

Friday, January 7, 2005

Agapesas – love = true mental attitude love is not changed by the things that our Lord knew He was about to suffer.

Pressure, adversity, tragedy, heartache, frustration, does not even put a dent on His love.

Desertion by the disciples, Peter denying him, everything that would disappoint a member of the human race, everything that could upset a member of the human race, was thrown at the Lord Jesus Christ, but it did not change His love.

PSA 55:12-14, For it is not an enemy who reproaches me, Then I could bear {it}; Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me, Then I could hide myself from him. But it is you, a man my equal, My companion and my familiar friend. We who had sweet fellowship together, Walked in the house of God in the throng.

MAT 26:39 “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as Thou will.”

Toward the disciples –
He loved them at this time when the heat was off.

MAT 26:56 “Then all the disciples left Him and fled.”

The deity of Christ loved them in eternity past, He was willing to become a member of the human race –
PHI 2:7 deprive Himself of the proper function of deity when He had received the form of a servant and was born in the likeness of men.

He loved them in time, therefore was willing to go to the cross –
PHI 2:8 In fact, although having being discovered in outward appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of spiritual death, that is the death of the cross.

He loved them on the cross, He was therefore willing to be judged for their sins –
LUK 23:34 But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”

In the ancient world, this was long before the outhouse – they had chamber pots and they dumped everything in the street.

“Wash your feet” = “Come in.”

MAT 23:2 “The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses;”
MAT 23:6 And they love the place of honor at banquets, and the chief seats in the synagogues,

Roman style = you lie on your side, on your elbow, on your couch, and your feet are practically up on the table.

1JO 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, in order that it might be shown that they all are not of us.

“Having put” – perf-act-part – beblekotos = to throw or to cast.

He tries to cast doubts and questions at others to distract them from the communication of Bible doctrine.

GEN 3:1-5, Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, lest you die.’” And the serpent said to the woman, “You surely shall not die! For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

EPH 6:16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one.

Perfect tense – beblekotos = Judas has received negative information from the devil concerning our Lord Jesus Christ for some time now.

ISA 59:5 They hatch cockatrice’ eggs, and weave the spider’s web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth,

Betray Him – aor-act-subj – parado = to betray; indicates the devil’s sworn purpose when he entered the room; to cause one to follow his own corrupt mind.

The devil’s objective was to help the Sanhedrin accomplish their policy to stone the Lord Jesus Christ and kill Him, JOH 11:49-57.

The devil knew that it was going to be a cross as far as the Father’s plan was concerned, because in the prophecies of Isaiah, He is said to die on wood.

A hindrance to the plan of God – here is the devil personally present to keep the plan of God from being fulfilled, to hinder the cross.

The devil’s objective was to get Jesus to die physically – not spiritually.

Satan is afraid that somehow Jesus will get on that cross where He will bear the sins of the world and die spiritually.

ROM 6:23 For the wages of sin is [spiritual] death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The day that Adam ate the fruit, that is the day Adam would die.
He lived physically over 930 years after that, GEN 5:3.

Even up until this day, Satan has accomplished this, not by stopping the Lord from dying on the cross but through blinding believers from the difference between spiritual death and physical death.
Just before mystery doctrine is about to be taught, there is some form of satanic distraction to try to divert the communication of the mystery.

“Had given” – aor-act-ind – edoken = “had given.”

Aorist tense – culminative aorist = something that was settled in eternity past as a part of the divine decrees.
Active voice – God the Father produced the action of the verb at the time of the divine decrees.
Indicative mood – the reality of the eternal life conference in eternity past billions and billions of years before any creature was created.

You think you have problems and you start screaming out to God for answers, and billions of years ago He knew your problems.

In eternity past He knew every problem you would ever have and made a provision for you, in time, way back in eternity past, for you to be able to handle your problems.

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