Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
True freedom is submission to grace and not the law. Part 2.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
There is a lot of animosity towards the doctrine of grace. So many refuse to admit that they are spiritually bankrupt, which has to precede any understanding of grace.
Only the divine provision and the divine support of logistical grace can exploit the positional victory over the old sin nature.
This is the basic concept of life. You must understand authority in life, and the extent to which you buck authority in life is the extent to which life destroys you.
The only systems that mankind have been able to develop always result in more slavery and bondage.
God has designed a system for the Church-age called the PPOG, which is the interruption of the age of Israel and the dispensation of ultimate grace.
At salvation the Church-age believer receives a double portion.
All believers in history receive the first portion at salvation, the righteousness of God the Father and the eternal life of God the Father.
Only believers in the CA receive the second portion, the righteousness of God the Son and the eternal life of God the Son.
We share everything that Christ has, but righteousness and eternal life are involved in the second portion of the double portion for royal family.
2 Cor 5:21
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
We have something no one ever had before the Church Age began, a double portion of divine righteousness. This is very significant because it means that our blessings are concentrated.
Cognizance of the double portion results in a challenge to submit to the authority of doctrine, especially the mystery doctrine of the CA as the code of the RFOG.
True freedom is found in surrender to the source of all life and blessing.
The one you are a slave to is the one you obey, whether it is the powerless yoke of the OSN or Omnipotent God the Father through the PPOG.
If your choice is the authority of the OSN then the result is temporal death, which is life out of fellowship with God.
If your choice is the authority of the Father, which was the choice of the humanity of Christ, then the result is experiential righteousness, which is application of position to life.
When sin makes its appeal, we must refuse to recognize it by reckoning that we died to it in Christ, and at once it will go, its power broken.
When we long to be holy, we simply reckon that we are alive to God in Christ, and, as we reckon this to be true, the power of God’s grace will flood our souls. Then we shall see that the Christian life is not a constant battle, but a constant victory.
We are to reckon ourselves dead to sin and alive to God (6:11), to forbid the reign of sin in our mortal bodies (6:12), to yield in obedience to rightÂeousness (6:16).
Each action involves acceptance by faith of a divine principle: we believe that we are united to Christ; we act by faith on the work that was done; we yield in obedience to righteousness.
ROM 6:11; “consider” present middle imperative from the verb logizomai which means to calculate, to take into account, to evaluate, to estimate, to think, consider, ponder, have in mind, to be of the opinion. In other words, it is a verb of application.
Because of what Christ is to us as believers we are not to allow the one He defeated, our OSN, to be our lord.
Promotion from the OSN is a lie that only makes for further cosmic involvement resulting in further slavery.
The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.