Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The new things that have come: The dispensation of invisible heroes. Part 6.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Beginning in verse 4, our Lord begins to illustrate how an invisible hero lives and the visibility and fruit that will follow.

Many times God does things we simply do not understand until later on in life.

And Part of becoming an invisible hero is understanding the importance and value of rebound and acceptance of the divine appointments in this life from God.

Peter figures, If it’s good to wash the feet then maybe I should get triple blessing....wash me all over!

In verse 10, TLJC uses foot-washing to make a distinction between regeneration, being born again sin and rebound.

has bathed perf-pass-part leloumenos means to be washed all over or to take a bath.

The invisible hero understands and believes in the doctrine of eternal security.

The issue here is one bath but many foot-washings or saved once, rebound many times.

you are clean pres-act-ind eimi which is este
means you keep on being clean...and that’s eternal security.

He has not been washed from his sins in our Lord’s own blood, a reference to our Lord’s spiritual death.

The word for knew pluperfect-act-ind oida which is edei
which indicates that Jesus always knew that Judas Iscariot would always remain an unbeliever.

There is also the O.T. prophecy of the betrayal of Judas Iscariot,
PSA 41:9  “Even My close friend, in whom I trusted, who ate My bread, has lifted up his heel against Me.”
fulfilled in
JOH 13:18, LUK 22:47-48.

Also the fact that our Lord would be sold out for money is recorded in the O.T. in Amos 2:6, ZEC 11:12, and our Lord knew these prophecies in His humanity.

betraying pres-act-part paradidonta
meaning to betray, to deliver up, to hand over.

This is why our Lord said in JOH 6:70, “Did I Myself not choose you, the twelve, and {yet} one of you is a devil?” The only issue for the unbeliever is that portion of doctrine called the Gospel, made up of Christology and Soteriology, and that’s the only part that is applicable.

Starved sheep not only do not produce wool but they bleep in a horrible way as they go to their death.

Remember that Jesus Christ stripped off His clothes to do this washing and that is a reference to Him being stripped at the Cross, MAT 27:28.

MAT 27:28, And they stripped Him, and put a scarlet robe on Him.

when He had washed their feet
it is a reference to the cross where the Lord Jesus Christ washed us from our sins.

TIT 3:5, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit.
REV 1:5, And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

So the washing refers to our Lord’s saving work on the Cross
cleansing us from sin and all unrighteousness.

The taking off of the garments refers to His resurrection from the dead.
reclining at the table is a reference to our Lord’s session being seated at the right hand of God the Father.

In effect then, in foot-washing, He is actually depicting Himself in resurrection, in ascension, and session, and only after that, when Christ is glorified, does God the Father provide from Heaven the mystery doctrines pertaining to the Church-age.

Historically, the Church-age began ten days after Jesus Christ was seated at the right hand of the Father.

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