Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday, April 11, 2014

Peter figures, “If it’s good to wash the feet then maybe I should get a double blessing….wash me all over.”
In verse 10, TLJC uses foot-washing to make a distinction between regeneration and rebound.
“completely clean” means once saved always saved, you are completely clean in the eyes of God.

COL 1:22  He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach‑‑

It means that in COL 2:10 you have been made complete or perfect,

It means that in HEB 8:12 “God will be merciful to their iniquities, And will remember their sins no more.”
“you are clean” is the pres-act-ind of eimi which is este which means you keep on being clean…and that’s eternal security and eternal salvation.

He is an unbeliever and, in effect, in the analogy, Judas came without a bath.

He also knew it in His humanity because He knew the Scriptures or He knew doctrine, PSA 41:9.

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

When it says “when He had washed their feet” it is a reference to the cross where the Lord Jesus Christ “washed us from our sins,”

REV 1:5….Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

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”

The washing refers to our Lord’s saving work on the cross “cleansing us from sin and all unrighteousness”.

Do you remember what they found in the tomb of our Lord when they went inside and found the body missing?

The taken of the garments refers to His resurrection from the dead.

The “reclining at the table” is a reference to our Lord’s session or being seated at the right hand of God the Father after His work was finished which is what we call the doctrine of the session.

The spiritual application is that our Lord’s work was finished, the washing of the disciples feet analogous to the finished work of our Lord on the cross.

This was followed by Him reclining at the table which is analogous to the doctrine of the session which is the fact that after He paid the price for our sins on the cross, He ascended into Heaven and sat at the right hand of God the Father.

The flood-gates of Heaven brought forth certain doctrines that had been held in secret from the beginning of the human race, such as the doctrine of the Church-age or the mystery doctrines.

These doctrines are now available to us because He was seated at the right hand of the Father or, if you will, after He reclined at the table.

In foot-washing, He is actually depicting Himself in resurrection, in ascension, and session.
“If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me” is a reference to salvation.

JOH 13:10 Jesus *said to him, “He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean  is a reference to the finished work on the cross.
and you are clean, but not all {of you.}” refers to believers and unbelievers.

JOH 13:12  And so when He had washed their feet, died for their sins so that all they would have to do is rebound.

JOH 13:12….and taken His garments, refers to His ascension and resurrection; He got up from the floor which refers to His ascension and taken His garments referring to His resurrection.

JOH 20:5-7,  and stooping and looking in, he *saw the linen wrappings lying {there;} but he did not go in.

JOH 20:6 Simon Peter therefore also *came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he *beheld the linen wrappings lying {there,}

JOH 20:7 and the face‑cloth, which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself.

In JOH 13:12, then He reclined {at the table} again, referring to the doctrine of the session.

“Do you know what I have done to you? Do you understand the new teaching of the mystery doctrine of the Church-age.

“If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me” is a reference to salvation.

JOH 13:10 Jesus *said to him, “He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean  is a reference to the finished work on the cross.
and you are clean, but not all {of you.}” refers to believers and unbelievers.

JOH 13:12  And so when He had washed their feet, died for their sins so that all they would have to do is rebound.

JOH 13:12….and taken His garments, refers to His ascension and resurrection; He got up from the floor which refers to His ascension and taken His garments referring to His resurrection.

JOH 20:5-7,  and stooping and looking in, he *saw the linen wrappings lying {there;} but he did not go in.

JOH 20:6 Simon Peter therefore also *came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he *beheld the linen wrappings lying {there,}

JOH 20:7 and the face‑cloth, which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself.

JOH 13:12, then He reclined {at the table} again, referring to the doctrine of the session.

“Do you know what I have done to you? Do you understand the new teaching of the mystery doctrine of the Church-age.

Historically, the Church-age began ten days after Jesus Christ was seated at the right hand of the Father.
These eleven are going to be the first communicators of doctrine in the Church-age.

There were many great communicators in the O.T.like Jeremiah, Isaiah, Hosea, and many other great teachers that would have loved to communicate doctrine in the Church-age but, it was hidden from them.
Christ had not yet gone to the cross. He had not yet risen and been seated at the right hand of the Father. – Once He is, a whole new dispensation opened up.

A dispensation, or period of time in human history, where every believer is their own priest.

For the first time, every believer is indwelt by the Holy Spirit.

Now the doctrine that is to be taught in the Church-age demands something greater in learning it then whatever existed before.

To understand the advanced doctrine of the Church-age and for the total principle of inculcation by grace it becomes necessary to have God the Holy Spirit resident in every believer-priest.

JOH 13:27, TLJC will say to Judas, “What you do, do quickly.” REV 22:14, “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.”

We have things that the great prophets of the Old Testament, who made prophecies that would come to pass, would have loved to have studied and taught.

This is why I told you that only the beginning and the end were prophesied but not the Church-age itself, because the Church-age was a mystery.

The only prophecy fulfilled in the pre-canon Church-age dealt not with the Church but with Israel. The doctrines of Christ as Savior, which we call Christology and of His saving work, which we call Soteriology, were prophetic during the age of the Gentiles, from
Adam to Abraham, and the age of Israel.

We also look forward to those prophecies surrounding His Second Coming, His Millennial reign on earth, and His eternal glorification.

The dispensation of the Hypostatic Union fulfilled many O.T. prophecies and the two coming dispensations which are the Tribulation and the Millennium are described in both the Old and the N.T.

The Church-age itself is a period of prophetic silence.

No events of this dispensation are found in prophecy, except for its termination which is the Rapture.

World events and world conditions may seem to parallel biblical descriptions of the Tribulation, but this does not indicate that the Rapture is near.

MAT 24:36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.

Throughout the Church-age, the Church is to expect one prophecy to be fulfilled which is the Rapture of the Church, JAM 5:8, REV 22:7,12, 22:20.

This also means that God’s yet unfulfilled prophecies concerning Israel still belong to Israel.

Rather than fix our attention on particular prophesied events, God directs us to concentrate on the tremendous doctrines of the mystery or “mystery-doctrine”.

The testimony of TLJC during this dispensation is manifested not through prophecy, as in other dispensations when he proved

Himself over and over again, but through the Church-age believer.

The Church is the body of Christ. The Church is in union with Christ.

The Church has access to the same divine assets which sustained the humanity of Christ.

The Church possesses the completed canon of Scripture, given to sustain spiritual growth which glorifies Christ.

The Church is meant to be inculcated with the mind of Christ.

God excluded prophetic events from the post canon Church-age to emphasize the dynamics of Bible doctrine in the Church-age.

1. When one acknowledges that the C.A.is a mystery dispensation, absent from O.T. prophecy, he recognizes that God’s yet-unfulfilled prophecies and promises concerning Israel still belong to Israel.

2. The fulfillment of divine prophecy will not be seen again until the Church departs and the Tribulation begins.

3. Jesus Christ controls history, but rather than fixing our attention on particular prophesied events, He directs us to concentrate on the tremendous doctrines of the mystery.

4. God excluded prophetic events from the post-canon Church Age to emphasize the dynamics of Bible doctrine in the soul.

5. Believers should learn the whole realm of Bible doctrine rather than specialize in prophecy.

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