Why Theandric action is ALIVE! The more Egyptians afflicted the Jews, the more they multiplied!


October 23, 2020

Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
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Why Theandric action is ALIVE! The more Egyptians afflicted the Jews, the more they multiplied!

In our study of the first miracle by our Lord, we began with the fact that it is important to note that the six waterpots or vessels represented our Lord’s new followers because they signify that empty vessels, made of stone, are about to be changed.

Remember that the Lord desires to take the hardness of man’s heart and transform the hardness into Theandric Action –God alive in man.

The word “theandric” comes from two Greek words, theos—which means God, and anthropos which means man.

Theandric Action is the fullness of God’s divine nature overflowing in a human vessel which is surrendered to the plan of God.

2PE 1:2  Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;

2PE 1:3  seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.

2PE 1:4 For by these [God’s glory and excellence] He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, in order that by them you might become partakers of {the} divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.

Partaking of the divine nature is theandric action in which God is alive in all of us as Church-age believers.

They are rebounding and recovering when necessary.

They are making progress by means of the perception, metabolization, and application of the word of God, Joh 17:17.

And so, it was the serious students of the word of God who when they were pushed back by Satan and his kingdom, they simply came back stronger than ever and they did not get discouraged because God is alive in the souls of man.

But as EXO 1:12 says, “But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out, so that they were in dread of the sons of Israel.”

And remember this principle, no matter how many times you have a setback, if you’re still alive, God has one purpose and that’s for you to advance.

And this leads us to what I believe this first miracle was really all about which is:

  1. The Hypostatic Union
  2. Theandric Action.

The Hypostatic Union refers to God living in the Lord Jesus Christ  as undiminished deity and true humanity, in one person forever, which is another manifestation of Theandric Action which means God is living in man.

Now, there are very few Christians that even know anything about the Hypostatic union and Theandric Action.

Ever since the inception or the beginning of the Church, Christians have struggled with the dilemma of representing the infinite God to finite mankind through vessels of clay.

Infinite means an unlimited extent of time, space, or boundlessness, that goes from eternity past to eternity future.

On the other hand, we are finite which means being limited and dependent upon infinity for guidance and direction.

The process of Theandric Action is the only provision whereby Christians are able to manifest the true nature of God in their mortal bodies within the Body of Christ and to a lost and dying world.

When the life of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is operational in the believer’s life, through the filling of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, which is the mind of Christ, the possibilities of experiencing Christ’s victory are limitless.

In fact, when the apostle John said in JOH 2:11  This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.

This was a miracle performed by the Messiah to manifest His glory and it was also a glimpse of the Hypostatic Union of our Lord and the principle of Theandric action in us.

Since the beginning of the Church, Christians have struggled with the dilemma of representing the infinite God to finite mankind through vessels of clay.

When the life of God the Father is operational in the believer’s life, through the filling of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, which is the mind of Christ, the possibilities of experiencing Christ’s victory are limitless.

All of this is because Jesus, in His humanity, was the exact reproduction of the image of God (Heb 1:3).

Describing His disposition, Jesus said, “I am meek and lowly in heart” (Mat 11:29).

The Church of Jesus Christ will only manifest the power of Christ when she takes on His disposition.

This is why the disciples were described as having turned the world upside down because of their tremendous influence in evangelizing the nations.

This sheds light on the heart attitude of Jesus as He prayed, “That they all may be one; as thou Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us, that the world may believe that thou hast sent me” (John 17:21).

It is the desire of the Father that all men would know Christ and experience the very same life that He derived from His Father, through the provision of rebound and recovery for their growing process (1Jo 1:9).