Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
It’s time for His vindication, justification, and divine support.
Thursday, April 8, 2004
In His physical death, His human spirit went into the presence of the Father,
LUK 23:46; His soul went into Hades to Paradise, 1PE 3:18-22; and His body went into the grave or the tomb,MAT 12:40; MAT 27:60.
TLJC won the strategic or the significant victory on the cross, we have the privilege of winning the tactical victory by advancing to spiritual maturity.
The trichotomous humanity of Christ remained impeccable during the entire time He was on the cross, though He underwent the greatest temptations anyone ever faced.
That entire super race called the Nephilim, who were so violent that God had to destroy the world, were also religious beings.
1. He was sustained by the Omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit inside the PPOG, HEB 9:14.
2. He used the problem solving devices, especially sharing the happiness of God, HEB 12:2.
“For” – huper + genitive plural of advantage – adikos = “as a substitute for the unrighteous ones” referring to us all.
“In order that” – a purpose clause; the purpose of the cross –
“He might bring us to God” – prosagage – prosagavgh/ = to bring us face to face to God.
Sinful man is brought face to face to God with perfect righteousness because of the work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
“Might bring us” – aor-act-subj – prosago = to bring us near, or to present us –
Pros = face to face
Ago = to bring
= to bring man face to face with God because of Jesus Christ and His righteousness.
EPH 2:6 God raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus,
COL 1:22 yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach –
The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit had custodianship of our Lord’s human soul after His physical death.
1. Paradise is where the Old Testament believers resided after death before the resurrection of our Lord.
2. Torments is where all unbelievers reside, LUK 16:23.
3. Tartarus is where certain fallen angels, called beni ha elohim in Gen 6, reside.
4. The Abyss contains demons who transgress the boundaries of the human race.
The abyss is the location of the demon king, Satan’s right hand man, called Abaddon.
“Made proclamation” = He proclaimed certain doctrines and informed those demons in prison that they had failed and God’s plan was right on time.
By means of God the Holy Spirit our Lord made one of the most dramatic visits in all of history, a visit to Tartarus.
Our Lord’s human soul was in Hades in an interim body for three days, and during the time that He was there, He also went to Tartarus.
Phulake – fulakh/ – prison = the third compartment of Hades called Tartarus, the location of some of the toughest of the fallen angels.
Every one of the Nephilim had a chance to believe in Christ, and every one of them said no.
In the vacuum of their souls, they continued to worship the gods of Mount Olympus, who were not gods but demons, PSA 96:5.
God kept waiting under the principle that grace always precedes judgment.
Water was an instrument of destruction for unbelievers but physical deliverance for believers.
At the moment of our salvation, the baptism of the Spirit made us members of the royal family of God.
Each member of Noah’s family in the ark is analogous to the believer who is in union with the person of Jesus Christ.
For they were delivered from the catastrophe of the flood by being inside the ark, just as we are delivered from the lake of fire by being in union with Christ, due to the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Your conscience was delivered at the moment you believed in Jesus Christ as Savior, when God the Holy Spirit entered you into union with the person of Jesus Christ, making you royal family of God and a new spiritual species.
First He went to Paradise, then Tartarus, and then His next trip, was from earth to the third heaven.
When Jesus Christ ascended, He was seated at the right hand of God the Father and received His third royal warrant –
REV 19:16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”
He announced that He had come into the world as true humanity.
Then our Lord gave those demons an entire dissertation on the dispensation of the hypostatic union, and how He had been judged for the sins of the world.
In spite of the demon attack of GEN 6:1-11, true humanity continues to reside on the earth in the postdiluvian civilization.