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The mysteries behind the similarities between Israel and the Church. Part 2.

Thursday, March 28, 2002

GEN 17:4 As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, And you shall be the father of many Gentile nations.

Abraham is the first Jew, Sarah is the second, and both husband and wife became a new race at the point of Abrahams circumcision.

GEN 12:3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

2CO 5:17 Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

1. Israel was added as the new racial species - different from all the descendants of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 2. The Church is the new spiritual species.

Israel, the new racial species, came from the procreation or fathering of the first Adam; Abraham and Sarah came from Adam.

The Church, the new spiritual species, came from the last Adam, TLJC, as He perpetuated the great power experiment of the H.U. into the C.A. with His Bride as a new spiritual species requiring the utilization of divine power.

1PE 1:23 for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, {that is,} through the living and abiding word of God.

The new racial species of Israel had to be perpetuated through procreation; in the C.A. the new spiritual species of the royal family of God is perpetuated through regeneration or the baptism of the Spirit at the point of salvation.

The birth of Isaac to Abraham and Sarah perpetuated the new racial species; in the Church-age being born again through regeneration and the baptism of the Spirit perpetuated the new spiritual species.

Turn to GAL 2:20

1JO 3:9 No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

ROM 7:17 So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but the sin nature which indwells me.

Turn to GAL 6:15

a. The racial election of Israel is Abrahams physical seed related to procreation and genetics.

b. The election of Abrahams spiritual seed is related to regeneration.

ROM 11:26 and thus all Israel will be saved;

ROM 9:6 For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel;

You have to be of the election of Abrahams spiritual seed related to regeneration, not the racial election of Israel, Abrahams physical seed, related to procreation and genetics.

GEN 15:6 Abraham believed in the Lord and it was credited to his account for righteousness. ROM 4:3,9; GAL 3:6.

The object of faith in the Old Testament was Jehovah Elohim, The Lord God. The object of faith in the New Testament is the Lord Jesus Christ.

The election of Israel is both visible and spiritual; the election of the Church or the royal family of God is strictly spiritual and invisible.

MAT 7:22-23 “Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.”

In the election of Israel, environment, genetics, and personal ability and talent is given in many cases.

The election of the church is strictly spiritual; it does not involve but removes environment, genetic, and volitional handicaps.

Israel was created for a visible historical impact in the Old Testament, and in the Millennium through their client nation function.

The Church was created for an invisible historical impact during the Church-age and the times of the Gentiles.

Israel is in the trial phase of Old Testament history, and the church is in the rebuttal phase of New Testament history.

The trial phase begins with the fall of man in the garden and continues until the beginning of the dispensation of the Hypostatic Union.

Mankind was created and human history began in order to duplicate the conditions of the prehistoric angelic conflict.

The fall of man in the garden of Eden duplicates the fall of Satan in the garden of God. Both falls occurred during perfect environment, GEN 3:6; EZE 28:15.

God created man as a rational creature lower than angels, duplicating on a reduced scale, the conditions of the prehistoric angelic conflict.

With the fall of Adam, Satan became the ruler of planet Earth, from which position Satan provides the defense in the historical appeal trial of all fallen angels, 2CO 4:4; he is the god of this world.

EZE 28:13-14 - Satan led all the angels on planet Earth in worship toward God.

The human race provides evidence, arguments, and precedents in the appeal trial whether they are winners or losers.

Robert R. McLaughlin All Rights Reserved 2002

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