The Hypostatic Union.


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Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Tree of Life
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The Hypostatic Union.

We can relate to the Hypostatic Union and the spiritually adult believer whose one major desire is to fulfill the PPOG and their very own PSD (personal sense of destiny) along the way.

Some of the most important passages that reveal our LORD GODs desire are found in the Psalms or in the proverbs, etc. For example, look at PSA 37. We have seen some of these passages before.

PSA 37:1-7, ({A Psalm} of David.) Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers. For they will wither quickly like the grass, And fade like the green herb.

Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it. And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your judgment as the noonday.

Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

Now, notice some of the things that our LORD had David write in this passage. Follow along with me for a moment and notice the song or the section that David had penned.

Here they are:

First, in PSA 37:1Do not fret or complain about the blessings of GOD or because of the prosperity of evildoers. Be not envious or jealous of that which others may have but you do not.

PSA 37:2, For they will wither quickly like the grass and fade like the green herb.

PSA 37:3, Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.

Be intimate with your relationship with the LORD; PSA 37:4, Delight [anag – make love] yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart.

PSA 37:5, Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.

He always does things like this and He reminds us of them every now and then. Do you realize how each member of the Trinity desires to have fellowship with Him?

In PSA 37:6, here comes the blessings of our LORD – And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your judgment as the noonday.

PSA 37:7, Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him;

Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Do not fret because of your enemies, whose one goal and purpose is to advance in the devilGODs plan of GOD for their life. Do not be concerned with those individuals who carries out wicked schemes. Notice what kind of talent David had and used for the glorification of Jehovah Elohim. David was a great musician who could write songs that glorified His LORD. Is it any wonder that when the LORD talks about HIS people HE talks about the importance of being one of our LORDGODs best friends.

Let’s look at the passage in ACT 13:22, And after He had removed him, He raised up David to be their king, concerning whom He also testified and said, “I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My heart, who will do all My will.”

So, we are now ready to begin our next point which will be Point 3 which deals with the relationship between our LORD Jesus Christ in His Hypostatic Union and the winner Believers.

Let me remind you of a few principles that we have already covered concerning our LORD Jesus Christ, as well as the winner believers who goal is to glorify the Trinity.

We have already noted the following principles concerning our LORD:

  1. The Hypostatic Union
  2. He is also identified by the phrase Undiminished Deity and True Humanity in one person forever.
  3. We have also noted the deity of our LORD Jesus Christ and the

reasons that He had to become true humanity.

  1. This means that our LORD is unique because He is different than GOD the Father and GOD the Holy Spirit in the fact that He is also True Humanity.
  2. This also means that the LORD Jesus Christ is also unique because He is different than mankind in the fact that He is also GOD or deity.

The Torah is one of the titles of the word of GOD or Bible doctrine which directs, guides, and aims us toward a way of life resulting in GODGODs divine nature in human vessels, which is called Theantric action.

Theantric action is GODGODs nature controlling a humble believer through the government of the indwelling Word and the power of GOD the Holy Spirit. The writer of this Psalm learned many years ago that prosperity is not in what you have, nor is it found in details of life. Details of life include money, success, pleasure, social life, loved ones, health, sex, materialistic things, status symbols, friends, etc.

Ezra learned the principle that is also in MAT 4:4 which states that: “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of GOD.”

Ezra knew such passages as DEU 8:3, “Man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD.”

 

In JOB 23:12, notice what the writer says concerning the importance of Bible doctrine; “I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more important than my necessary food.”

This is just the beginning stage of the importance of the Word of GOD as well as the faithfulness of the LORD in commanding all believers to live with PVTD.

Let me give you some of the important principles I found hidden in GODs word which is like a treasure to wait upon the Divine Timing of GOD.

In PHI 1:6, we have a reference to the work of the LORD being carried out or fulfilled by the FatherGODs will: {For I am} confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

This is a reference to GOD the Father working behind the scenes building up or edifying the believer who has PVTD. Since we are in the same book, letGODs look at that which GOD the Holy Spirit is fulfilling and preparing for the believer who desires to glorify our GOD.

PHI 2:12-15, So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is GOD who is at work in you, both to will and to work for {His} good pleasure.

Do all things without grumbling or disputing; that you may prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of GOD above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world.

So far then we have seen the work of the Word of GOD, the work of GOD the Father, and the work of GOD the Holy Spirit.

Then we have another passage where all three members of the Trinity have some part in 1TH 5:24, Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.

PSA 119:1, “Blessings or happinesses belong to those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the LORD.”

These blessings or different forms of happiness can refer to what is going on inwardly in the believer or what they are experiencing overtly. Whether on the inside or the outside, even if you have adversity or success,  you will have inner happiness by living in GOD’s plan for HIS people. True prosperity is Bible Doctrine in the soul.

Many of the Jews were caught up in the same tragedy as this man who wrote this but many of them had serious Mental Attitude (MA) sins instead of doctrine controlling their soul, which made them miserable under pressure. M.A. sins include fear, worry, guilt, anxiety, self-pity, bitterness, hatred,  selfishness, etc. They didn’t listen, learn, or love the word of GOD before the tragedy and now, they are living in the tragedy of slavery.

Now, I want you to remember that the equipped believer whose way of life is blameless and is the one whose soul is filled with doctrine and that doctrine governs their life.

MAR 12:28-29, One of the scribes asked the Lord Jesus Christ, “What commandment is the foremost or the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The foremost is, Hear, O Israel! The LORD our GOD is one LORD;

This means HE is the only One and therefore in MAR 12:30, our LORD said when you recognize this principle then MAR 12:30  you shall love the LORD your GOD with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. GOD

 

So the equipped believer loves the LORD Jesus Christ in all five areas of the soul,  they are equipped. This means that:

  1. Their self- consciousness realizes 1Co 15:10, and they don’t think more highly of themselves nor do they live in self-condemnation.

 

  1. In their mentality they are filled with doctrinal vocabulary and they have the ability to reason as they enter into the faith-rest life and in

EPH 4:29, no corrupt communication comes out of their mouth.

 

  1. Their volition makes right decisions in life on a consistent basis which includes rebound and recovery if they fail, DEU 30:19 “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants,

 

  1. In their Emotion of the soul, the equipped believer has his emotions in submission to his heart, PSA 26:2.

 

  1. In their Conscience, they have Godly morals, and Godly standards.

 

No believer is equipped unless inside their soul they have rooms and rooms filled with governing doctrines.

 

PSA 119:1, “Blessings or happinesses belong to those whose way is blameless or those who are equipped with doctrine, [and then notice the final phrase] Who walk in the law of the LORD.”

 

Walk simply refers to their lifestyle or the application of the word of GOD to life and experience, it is relaxation, one step at a time. And what is it that they walk in? They walk in the Law [Torah] doctrine of the LORD.

The Torah is one of the titles of the word of GOD or Bible doctrine which directs, guides, and aims us toward a way of life resulting in GOD’s divine nature in human vessels or what I call Theandric Action. And I want you to notice the relationship that you can have, if you desire so.

 

Again, Theandric action relates to the union of the divine nature and the human nature for believers in the Church-age. In other words, let me put it like this: What the hypostatic union is to the LORD Jesus Christ, theandric action is to the born-again believer.

Look at how Peter handled all these things.

 

2PE 1:2-11, Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of GOD and of Jesus our LORD; 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.

For by these 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.

Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in {your} moral excellence, knowledge; and in knowledge, selfcontrol, and in {your} selfcontrol, perseverance, and in {your} perseverance, Godliness; and in {your} Godliness, brotherly kindness, and in {your} brotherly kindness, love.

For if these {qualities} are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our LORD Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these {qualities} is blind {or} shortsighted, having forgotten {his} purification from his former sins.

Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble; for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.