Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The will of God that most believers resist. Knowing no man after the flesh. Part 11.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
3. Knowing no man after the flesh, 2CO 5:16.
Experiencing forgiveness is transforming and causes us to love ourselves and others more; Luk7:47.
By forgiving ourselves, we free ourselves to love and receive God’s love. We also free ourselves to receive the love of others.
One of the main reasons why the OSN controls the life of most believers today and why very few believers do not have victory over their OSN is because they fail to understand the doctrine of the new creature.
EPH 4:8, “When He ascended on high,”
Upon arrival in the Third Heaven, our Lord was seated at the right hand of God the Father; this is known as the
doctrine of the session.
MAT 22:44, The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Until I put Thine enemies beneath Thy feet”
His third royal title “King of kings, Lord of lords, the bright and morning star.”
1TI 6:15, He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords;
REV 19:16, And on His robe and on His thigh He has a title written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”
Because this Third royal title had no accompanying royal family, the Church-age was inserted for the calling out of a royal family.
a. The royalty of His deity, by virtue of the fact that He is eternal and infinite God.
b. The royalty of His humanity, by virtue of the virgin birth, Incarnation and First Advent.
c. The royalty of His Hypostatic Union, by virtue of His empowerment from God the Holy Spirit resulting His strategic victory at the cross.
PHI 2:9-11, Therefore also the God has highly exalted Him to the maximum, and bestowed on Him the name or rank which is above every name, By means of the office, rank and dignity belonging to Jesus, every knee should bow, in heaven, on earth and under the earth. and that every tongue should acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, resulting in the glory of God the Father.
1. The Divine Royalty of Christ.
JOH 1:18, No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, (AMP)
He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].
ROM 1:3, concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh, who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead,
2. The Jewish Royalty of Christ, the Royalty of His Humanity. The royal patent of our Lord’s humanity is the virgin birth, resulting in His humanity.
At the point of His virgin birth, our Lord Jesus Christ became Jewish royalty, directly descendant from David and Bathsheba in the tribe of Judah, the family of Jesse.
Mary is descendant from their son Nathan. Joseph is descendant from their son Solomon, Joseph being Jesus’ legal but not real father.
Mary’s line from Nathan is recorded in Luke; Joseph’s line is recorded in Matthew.
3. The Battlefield Royalty of Jesus Christ. This royalty is a result of the strategic victory of Christ in the angelic conflict.
By living in the PPOG and His own personal sense of destiny for His life, our Lord was qualified by impeccability to go to the cross and be judged for our sins.
HEB 10:7, “Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come (In the roll of the book it is written of Me) To do Thy will, O God.’”
JOH 17:4, “I glorified Thee on the earth, having accomplished the work which Thou hast given Me to do.”
By living in the PPOG for His life, our Lord was qualified by impeccability to go to the cross and be judged for our sins.
It was followed by His resurrection, ascension and session at the right hand of the Father. The cross was the greatest battlefield in history!
1. Divine royalty title: Son of God
2. Jewish Royalty
3. Battlefield royalty title: “King of kings, Lord of Lords; the Bright Morning Star.”
“King of kings” gives Christ precedence over human rulers; “Lord of lords” gives Christ precedence over angelic rulers, REV 19:16.
1. Divine royalty: God the Father and God the Holy Spirit.
After His ascension and session, there was no royal family for His third royalty. So the Age of Israel was brought to a screeching halt,
and the Church-age was inserted, the dispensation for the calling out of the royal family of God.
Technical phrases are used to describe the royal family: body of Christ, Church, bride of Christ, baptism of the Holy Spirit, sanctification, and beloved brethren.
Something new had to be created to accompany this new third royalty of Jesus Christ, a new royal family.
The new racial species has been replaced in the Church-age by the new spiritual species.
2CO 5:17, Therefore, if anyone [Church-age believer] is in Christ [and they are], he is a new creature or spiritual species the old things [position in Adam, spiritual death] have passed away or lost their power; behold, new things have come [the invisible assets plus the PPOG].
However, the old things have not passed away, instead, they have lost their power, and this only happens by the use of divine power.
The Greek words kaine ktisis
are the two most startling words in the New Testament.