Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
What it means to be initiated into the secret of the mystery. Part 47. How the Jew has his eyes opened to Jesus Christ as the Shekinah glory.
Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Paul wrote this in AD 57.
The unbelieving Jews suffer from hardness of the heart and scar tissue of the soul because they have rejected TLJC as Messiah.
“Were hardened” -
aor-pass-ind - poroo = to become hardened or to become callous, to make the heart dull.
MAT 13:15 For the heart of this people has become dull, And with their ears they scarcely hear, And they have closed their eyes Lest they should see with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart and return, And I should heal them.
Removed - pres-pass-ind - katageo = to have something removed or abolished, to put an end to something.
The veil is the scar tissue on the soul of the Jewish unbeliever.
GAL 2:16 Nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we may be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law shall no flesh be justified.
Adonai Elohenu Adonai echard - “the Lord is our God, the Lord is one.”
EXO 12:7 Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the top of the door frame of the houses in which they eat it.
1CO 5:7 “For Christ our passover also has been sacrificed.”
NUM 21:9 And Moses made a bronze serpent and set in on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.
JOH 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up.
JOH 12:32 “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.”
HEB 12:2 Look unto Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
LUK 23:35 And the people stood by, looking on. And even the rulers were sneering at Him, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself if this is the Christ of God, His Chosen one.”
MAT 27:35 And when they had crucified Him, they divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots;
2CO 3:18 - for the Church-age believer, the veil of religion and legalism is removed when he understands the doctrine of the indwelling of Jesus Christ.
JOH 19:34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water
JOH 19:36 For these things came to pass, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, “not a bone of Him shall be broken.”
MAR 14:57 And some stood up and began to give false testimony against Him, saying, We heard Him say, “I will destroy this temple made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands.”
LUK 22:47-48 While He was still speaking, behold, a multitude came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was preceding them; and he approached Jesus to kiss Him, But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”
MAT 27:34 They gave Him wine to drink mingled with gall; and after tasting it, He was unwilling to drink.
ISA 50:6 “I gave My back to those who strike Me, and My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting.”
MAT 26:67 Then they spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others slapped Him.
ISA 53:5 “But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed.”
ROM 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
ISA 53:7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth; like a lamb that is led to slaughter, and like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, so He did not open His mouth.
MAR 15:4-5 And Pilate was questioning Him again, saying, “Do You make no answer? See how many charges they bring against You!” But Jesus made no further answer;
ISA 53:12 “And He was numbered with the transgressors; yet He Himself bore the sin of many, and interceded for the transgressors.”
LUK 23:33-34 “And when they came to the place called the skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.” But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves.”
ZEC 12:10 They will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him, like the bitter weeping over a first-born.
JOH 19:34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water.
ZEC 13:6 And one will say to Him, “What are these wounds between Your arms?” Then He will say, “Those with which I was wounded in the house of My friends.”
JOH 20:27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach here your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand, and put it into My side; and be not unbelieving, but believing.”
Turns - aor-act-subj - epistrepho = to turn with the result of converting, here it is equivalent to faith in Christ.
Lord - kurios = a reference to deity; here it refers to God the Holy Spirit.
“Is” - pres-act-ind - eimi = He “keeps on being” the Spirit.
TIT 2:11-12 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,
The Spirit of the Lord indwells the body of every believer and the Spirit of the Lord gives liberty only when He controls the soul of the believer.
“Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty,” = life in God’s predesigned plan.
An ellipsis is the omission of one or more words to emphasize the quality of what is being said.
Eleutheria = true freedom and liberty.
1. Establishment freedom for the entire human race inside a national entity.
2. Spiritual freedom only exists in one place, inside the divine plan of God.
JOH 8:32 “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
GAL 5:1 It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
But - post positive particle de = used as a contrast between the unbelieving Jew who has a veil over his mind and the one who believes in Christ and has the veil removed.
The unveiled face is in contrast to the Jewish unbeliever whose mind is veiled when he reads the word of God.
The veiled face of the unbeliever is ignorance of Bible doctrine.
The unveiled face is cognizance of Bible doctrine.
The unveiled face refers to the believer who is living in God’s plan, filled with the Spirit, perceiving and metabolizing Bible doctrine.
The unveiled face = to understand our status quo and the mystery doctrine of the Church-age.
The unveiled face = to understand all of those things related to our equal privilege and equal opportunity under the divine plan of God.
Beholding - pres-mid-part - katoptrizo = to look into a mirror to produce a reflection.
When we look into the mirror of the word of God we see the reflection of ourselves as we are in Christ as well as the mystery doctrine of the Church-age.
Middle voice = the subject, the positive believer, acts with a view toward participating in the outcome of the action.
The subject does something for himself by means of someone else.
Participle - circumstantial participle used to indicate an action which accompanies the action of the main verb = “we are being transformed.”
The glory or the doxza is the Shekinah glory, our Lord Jesus Christ.