Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The mysteries behind the similarities between Israel and the Church. Part 3.
Friday, March 29, 2002
1. Israel was added as the new racial species. 2. The Church is the new spiritual species.
Israel was created for a visible historical impact in the Old Testament and 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.
The courtroom is planet Earth because it was the same place the angelic conflict took place before, EZE 28:13-14; Satan led all the angels on planet Earth in worship toward God.
The original sin among angelic creatures is like the original sin among human creatures; it occurred as a decision in perfect environment!
God entered His evidence by creating man just as the angels were created: faultless or unblemished, with the potential to love and worship God through right decisions and the potential to become imperfect by wrong decisions.
Satan had been created perfect without sin; Adam was created perfect without sin.
Adam freely and deliberately chose to follow the pattern of arrogance with characterized Satans original revolution, ISA 14:12-14.
Turn to REV 15:4
REV 7:10-12 - Resurrected believers praise the Lord for salvation and the angels join in by twice saying Amen; they concur, agree, express that they believe it!
In the Tribulation, while angels bring divine judgment upon the earth, no angel is allowed to execute this judgment apart from Jesus Christ because He alone is worthy.
JOB 4:17-18 Can mankind be just before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker? He puts no trust even in His servants; And against His angels He charges error.
REV 12:4 And his [Satans] tail swept away a third of the stars [angels] of heaven.
ROM 5:12 Through one man [Adam] sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned [when Adam sinned].
In angelic history, God had provided a decision making process by which angels could express non-meritorious positive volition.
God provided salvation for all mankind so that man can express non-meritorious positive volition through faith in Christ.
Through the exercise of their free will mankind is divided into two categories, believers and unbelievers, JOH 3:36.
1. The formal presentation of the case: the prosecution presents its case, followed by the defense presenting its case - O.T. history, Israel the new racial species.
The chief antagonist in the angelic conflict is called Satan or the devil.
ha Satan = an attorney who slanders and gets away with it because of some legal loophole, an adversary.
diabolos [devil] = an adversary, an attorney in opposition in law, or a slanderer.
2. An appeal was filed with God - presumed from the lapse of time between the sentence of fallen angels, MAT 25:41, in eternity past and the execution of that sentence at the termination of human history, REV 20:10.
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