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Doctrine Of Unique Royal Commissions

December 17, 2011

The Doctrine Of The Unique Royal Commissions
Outline:
I. Unique to the Church Age
II. Royal Family of God
III. Royal Family Honor Code
IV. Baptism of the Spirit
V. Security of Royalty
VI. Function of Royalty
VII. Future of Royalty
VIII. Universal Royal Priesthood
IX. Privacy of Royal Priesthood
X. Royal Ambassadorship
XI. The Gospel
XII. Bible Doctrine and Effective Witnessing
I. Unique to the Church Age:
A. The Church Age is the greatest dispensation in all of human history!
B. It is the center of all dispensations!
C. The Church Age began on the day of Pentecost in June of 30 A.D. & will end at the Rapture of
the Church, which could occur at any time!
D. The Church Age is the most unique of all dispensations by virtue of what God has provided the
believer in Jesus Christ!
E. Old Testament saints did not have what we have here in the Church Age!
F. Believers after the Rapture of the Church will not have what we had here in the Church Age!
G. The Dispensation of the Church Age is referred to in the Scriptures by the Apostle Paul as the
“dispensation of grace” (Eph. 3:2)!
H. Grace is all that God is free to do on the basis of the saving work of Jesus Christ on the Cross!
I. Grace is the policy of God’s justice in blessing mankind!
J. Grace is God doing all the work & man reaping the benefits of that work!
K. Grace is for the undeserving!
L. The Church Age is unique because never has God provided so much power & assets to the
believer as He has done here in the Church Age!
M. God in His grace has given the Church Age believer tremendous assets and blessings for the
purpose of glorifying Him in the Pre-historic Angelic Conflict!
N. There are 10 factors or features that make the Church Age totally unique!
O. You cannot glorify God without understanding what these unique factors are!
P. The 10 Unique Factors of the Church Age:
1. The Baptism of the Spirit
2. The Protocol Plan of God
3. Equal Privilege & Equal Oppurtunity
4. The Portfolio of Invisible Assets
5. The Unique Royal Commissions
6. The Mystery Doctrine
7. The Indwelling of the Trinity
8. 100% Availability of Divine Power
9. No Prophecies
10. Invisible Heroship
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II. Royal Family of God
A. Every Church Age believer becomes royalty at the moment of salvation!
B. Church Age believers are the only group in history to be called Royal Family!
C. Church Age believers are a spiritual Royal Family for our Lord Jesus Christ!
D. There is nobody like us in past dispensations and there will be nobody like us in future
dispensations!
E. Each member of the Royal Family of God is to function under the Protocol Plan of God, which
says that a right thing must be done in a right way!
F. Every Church Age believer is born again into the Royal Family of the King of kings & Lord of
lords!
G. The Lord Jesus Christ has 3 Royal Families:
1. Son of God: God the Father & God the Holy Spirit are the Lord Jesus Christ’s family
members within the Trinity
2. Son of David: The Davidic Dynasty
3. King of Kings and Lord of Lords: Church Age believers!
H. Church Age believers must learn to:
1. Think like Royalty
2. Be motivated like Royalty
3. Make decisions like Royalty
4. Act like Royalty!
I. Our Lord Jesus Christ defeated Satan at the Cross in the Angelic Conflict!
J. For this stategic victory, God the Father gave Him the title above all titles!
K. God the Father also seated the humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ at His right hand!
L. Our Lord’s victory over Satan is the source of our Royalty!
M. The founding of the Royal Family took place at the Cross!
N. Christ’s Royalty is eternal!
O. Our Lord’s spiritual dynasty will last forever!
III. Royal Family Honor Code
A. The Royal Family has an Honor Code to guide their lives on earth!
B. Royal Family Honor Code:
1. Right thinking results in right motivation
2. Right motivation results in right action!
C. The Christian way of life is not what you do, but what you think!
D. Thinking is the great issue in Royalty!
E. Doing follows thinking!
F. Right thinking, right motivation, right action all depend on Bible Doctrine resident in our souls
and on the Filling of the Spirit!
G. Nothing must distract us or prevent us from learning Bible Doctrine!
H. We must do nothing that would hinder others in their intake of the Word of God!
I. The honor code is designed so all of us can move from spiritual infancy to spiritual maturity!
J. The Royal Family Honor Code provides the Church Age believer the protection to grow in God’s
grace & knowledge!
IV. Baptism of the Spirit:
A. The Baptism of the Spirit is the basis of royalty in the Church Age (Acts 1:5; Gal. 3:26-28)!
B. The Baptism of the Spirit is our identification with Christ!
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C. At the moment of salvation, God the Holy Spirit places the believer in union with Jesus
Christ!
D. This union is eternal & provides us with eternal security!
E. No believer before or after the Church Age will receive the Baptism of the Spirit.
F. The Baptism of the Spirit is one of the unique features of the Church Age!
G. All believers in every dispensation were regenerated by God the Holy Spirit at the moment
they believed in Jesus Christ!
H. But, in the Church Age, God the Holy Spirit baptizes the believer into the Body of Christ (1
Cor. 12:13)!
I. Church Age believers are intimately related to the King!
J. Church Age believers on earth are the Body of Christ (Col. 1:18)!
K. Church Age believers in heaven will be called the Bride of Christ in their resurrection bodies
(Rev. 19:7)!
L. The Baptism of the Spirit makes the Church Age believer royalty!
M. It makes the Church Age believer a member of our Lord’s Royal Family!
V. Security of Royalty
A. The Baptism of the Spirit provides the Church Age believer with eternal security!
B. We can never lose our salvation & we will always be members of the Royal Family of God!
C. The sealing ministry of God the Holy Spirit guarantees the eternal security of the believer (Eph.
1:13-14)!
D. It occurs at the moment of our salvation!
E. God the Holy Spirit puts His stamp on the believer to guarantee their salvation (2 Cor. 1:22;
Eph. 1:13; 4:30)!
F. The believer is protected by the omnipotence of God through faith in Christ (1 Pet. 1:3-5)!
G. Nothing can separate us from the love of God because we are members of His Royal Family
(Rom. 8:38-39)!
VI. Function of Royalty
A. Each member of the Royal Family must advance toward the objective of spiritual maturity!
B. In order to acheive this objective of spiritual maturity, the believer must operate under the
Filling of the Spirit, perceive, metabolize & apply Bible Doctrine, execute the Protocol Plan of God,
& solve his own problems with the 10 Problem Solving Devices!
C. Royalty must function under Protocol!
D. Protocol teaches us how to live and how not to live!
E. It teaches us how to think and how not to think!
F. It teaches what your proper motivation should be!
G. Protocol says that a right thing must be done in a right way!
H. Each member of the Royal Family of God has been given a plan for their lives, which is called
the Protocol Plan of God!
I. The Protocol Plan of God is a perfect plan which requires perfect power to execute!
J. God the Father in eternity past provided Invisible Assets & Invisible Power to execute this Plan!
K. The member of the Royal Family of God who wants to execute this Plan must operate under the
Filling of the Spirit which is God the Holy Spirit controlling the soul of the believer (Eph. 5:18)!
L. The Protocol Plan of God requires spiritual energy or power to execute & the believer receives
that spiritual energy by eating spiritual food which is the Word of God (Matt. 4:4)!
M. Each member of the Royal Family of God has the responsibility of taking in the Word of God
on a daily basis!
N. Bible Doctrine provides the member of the Royal Family of God everything they need to solve
their own problems in life!
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O. The believer must apply the doctrine that he or she learns in order to execute the Protocol Plan of
God!
P. When taking in doctrine, each member of the Royal Family of God must have good manners
while taking in the Word of God from their Pastor-Teacher!
Q. Royalty must have impeccable manners!
VII. Future of Royalty:
A. Each member of the Royal Family of God will receive a resurrection body at the Rapture of the
Church (1 Cor. 15:51-53)!
B. We will meet the Lord in the atmousphere of the earth at the Rapture (1 Thess. 4:13-17)!
C. Each member of the Royal Family of God must come before the Bema Seat Evaluation of Christ (2
Cor. 5:10)!
D. Each member of the Royal Family of God will have their works evaluated by the Lord at that
time!
E. Those who used divine power to perform their works will receive rewards while those who
used the power of the Old Sin Nature will not (1 Cor. 3:11-14)!
F. Some believers will receive crowns for executing the Protocol Plan of God (2 Tim. 4:7-8; Rev.
2:10; James 1:12; 1 Pet. 5:4; 1 Thess. 2:19-20; 1 Cor. 9:24-27; Rev. 3:4; Rev. 2:17)!
G. Members of the Royal Family of God who did not execute the Protocol Plan of God but chose to
live in the Cosmic System of Satan will receive shame but only temporarily (1 John 2:28; Phil.
3:19)!
H. Those who executed the Protocol Plan of God are Winners & will receive the conveyance of the
Escrow Blessings!
I. Those who didn’t execute God’s Plan for their lives are Losers because they lose out on
receiving the conveyance of their Escrow Blessings!
J. Winners will be brought to heaven by our Lord at the Rapture in order to be presented to the
Father (Rev. 3:5)!
K. Losers will not!
L. All Church Age believers as Royal Family of God will return with Christ at the 2nd Advent to
participate in the overthrow of Satan and the Millennial Reign of Christ (1 Thess. 3:13; Rev.
5:10)!
M. The Winners will rule over nations with Christ during the Millennium & Losers will not!
N. After the Millennium, the Royal Family of God will be with Christ forever in the New Heavens,
New Earth & New Jerusalem (Rev. 21-22)!
O. Winners will receive tremendous privileges in heaven & in the New Jerusalem that the Losers
will not, such as access to the Gazebo in the Garden & access to the parties in the Paradise
Club!
P. Winners will have their names recorded permanently in the historical record section in heaven
(Rev. 3:12a)!
Q. They glorified God in time in the Angelic Conflict!
R. All members of the Royal Family of God will receive resurrection bodies but only those who
made Bible Doctrine their number one priority & executed the Protocol Plan of God will receive
rewards, crowns, & privileges throughout all of eternity!
S. All members of the Royal Family have Equal Privilege & Equal Oppurtunity to execute the
Protocol Plan of God & to receive these rewards, crowns & blessings (Gal. 3:28; Col. 3:11)!
T. But only the Winners took advantage of Equal Privilege & Equal Oppurtunity made Bible
Doctrine number one priority in their lives on earth!
VIII. Universal Royal Priesthood
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A. The Church Age believer as a Royal Priest represents himself before God!
B. The Church Age believer’s Royal Priesthood is universal!
C. A priest is a member of the human race who represents the human race or some portion of it
before God.
D. He operates for man’s benefit.
E. A priest receives a spiritual appointment since he deals with spiritual phenomena.
F. To even qualify for such an appointment, he must share in the nature of those whom her
represents.
G. The 2nd Person of the Trinity had to become true humanity in order to become our High
Priest and provide our salvation!
H. Christ is our Royal Priest forever (Heb. 5:6, 10)!
I. He represented us to God when He offered Himself on the Real Altar, the Cross!
J. He propitiated God the Father on behalf of all men, but all men do not belong to His
priesthood (Heb. 7:14)!
K. There are 3 Orders of Priests in history!
L. Past dispensations had specialized priesthoods (Num. 16:3; Lev. 8; 21; 22:1-16)!
M. This means that most believers who lived during those periods of history were not priests at
all.
N. The 1st Order of Priests were found in the Age of the Gentiles which is the 1st of the Theocentric
dispensations!
O. The Patriarch of the family was the family priest representing the members of his household
before God!
P. The 2nd Priestly order was found in the Age of Israel which is the 2nd of the Theocentric
dispensations!
Q. The Family of Aaron, from the tribe of Levi, represented the entire nation of Israel before God!
R. The 3rd Priestly Order is the royal priesthood of our Lord Jesus Christ!
S. Our Royal Priesthood is not limited to a few individuals as in previous dispensations!
T. Our Priesthood here in the Church Age is universal!
U. Every member of the Royal Family of God is appointed to represent himself before God.
V. We are a kingdom of Royal Priests forever (1 Pet. 2:5, 9; Rev. 1:6; 5:10; 20:6)!
W. The Church Age believer’s priesthood is far superior to the specialized priesthoods in other
dispensations!
X. A Royal Priest:
1. Represents himself before God
2. Functions in privacy before God
3. Learns the Word of God
4. Emphasizes spiritual growth
5. Receives blessings from God!
IX. Privacy of the Royal Priesthood
A. Your priesthood gives you privacy to live your own life as unto the Lord!
B. No one can tell you how to live your life before God!
C. Your life is your business!
D. You answer to God!
E. No believer has any right to judge another believer or to determine how another believer
should live their life!
F. It is a violation of the Royal Family Honor Code to stick your nose into another believer’s
business (Rom. 14:10)!
G. Paul warns the Thessalonians concerning this (2 Thess. 3:11-12)!
H. Believer’s who violate the privacy of other believers are under the influence of Satan (1 Tim.
5:13).
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I. The privacy of your Royal Priesthood guarantees you the right to live under the plan of God
without distraction, or interference from others.
J. Nobody has any right to stick their nose in your business or to judge you!
K. You will have to give an account for your life!
X. Royal Ambassadorship
A. Church Age believers are not only Royal Priests representing themselves before God, but have
also been given a Royal Ambassadorship (2 Cor. 5:20)!
B. We are ambassadors for Christ!
C. An ambassador is a high ranking minister or member of royalty sent to represent his nation
in a foreign country.
D. For instance, the President of the United States has appointed someone as ambassador to
England.
E. This person represents the United States in England!
F. As spiritual ambassadors, the Church Age believer represents the Lord Jesus Christ in the
devil’s kingdom.
G. We represent the King of kings & Lord of lords, who is now absent from the earth because He sits
at the right hand of God representing us before God the Father as our High Priest!
H. We were appointed ambassadors at the moment of salvation just like we were appointed royal
priests at the moment of salvation!
I. Now just like a nation’s ambassador does not support himself; likewise we are supported by
God in Satan’s kingdom through Logistical Grace!
J. An ambassador has his instructions in written form!
K. Our written instructions are found in the Bible!
L. An ambassador does not belong to the country to which he is sent!
M. We are citizens of heaven, not of the devil’s world (Phil. 3:20)!
N. An ambassador does not take insults personally, likewise we are not to take insults personally!
O. We don’t retaliate as ambassadors, we leave that up to our King, the Lord Jesus Christ!
P. The recall of an ambassador is equivalent to a declaration of war!
Q. When the Church is taken out of the world at the Rapture, then war will be declared on those
on the earth during the Great Tribulation!
R. Royal Ambassadors:
1. Represent the absent Lord Jesus Christ in the devil’s world
2. Represents God to man
3. Operates in public before the world
4. Interacts with others
5. Emphasizes spiritual service
6. Gives blessings to man!
S. Our purpose as royal ambassadors is to produce!
T. Our Christian production is designed to give blessings to others!
1. As ambassadors we give blessings!
2. The function of your ambassadorshp follows only after the function of your priesthood!
3. This means as a priest we are responsible for learning the Word of God!
4. Maximum production in Christian service comes from maximum amount of Bible
Doctrine in your soul!
5. Our effectiveness as ambassadors depends upon understanding our mission!
6. We must remain on duty until the Lord recalls us!
U. Our Royal Ambassadorship requires:
1. Proper motivation
2. Preparation
3. Knowledge
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XI. The Gospel
A. Our mission as Royal Ambassadors is to present the Gospel accurately!
B. Our Royal Ambassadorship is directed toward the unbeliever!
C. The effectiveness of our Royal Ambassadorship depends upon our accurate understanding of
the Gospel and the issue that is at stake!
D. The issue is Jesus Christ!
E. The issue is not a person’s sins!
F. Every sin that a member of the human race has committed-past, present and future was
imputed to Jesus Christ and judged on the Cross by the justice of God the Father!
G. Sin is not an issue anymore because of our Lord’s saving work on the cross!
As Royal Ambassadors, we are responsible for witnessing to the unbeliever!
H. The communication of witnessing occurs in 2 ways:
1. The example of your life (2 Cor. 3:3; 6:3).
2. Your words (2 Cor. 5:18-21; 6:2)!
I. The reward for witnessing is a part of your blessings in time and eternity (Dan. 12:3)!
J. You must be Filled with the Spirit in order to witness!
K. Witnessing is communicating God’s plan of salvation to unbelievers on a personal basis!
L. Witnessing for Christ is the responsibility of every believer!
M. Witnessing requires a basic knowledge of the Person and saving work of Jesus Christ on the
cross!
1. It also demands understanding the unlimited atonement-Christ died for all mankind (1
John 2:2)!
2. If you are confident of your own salvation, you will have condidence in witnessing!
3. The effectiveness of witnessing depends upon the ministry of God the Holy Spirit in
common grace (John 16:7-11)!
4. The unbeliever has no human spirit to understand spiritual things (1 Cor. 2:14)!
God the Holy Spirit acts as a human spirit so that the unbeliever can understand the Gospel!
5. John 16:8-11 says that God the Holy Spirit convinces the unbeliever in 3 categories:
a. Sin: The sin of unbelief
b. Righteousness: The Righteousness of Christ
c. Judgement: Satan has been judged at the Cross!
N. God uses the Gospel as the invitation to the unbeliever to believe in Jesus Christ for salvation!
O. If the unbeliever accepts the invitation and believes in Christ, God the Holy Spirit in
Efficacious Grace makes the person’s faith in Christ effective for salvation!
P. The Royal Ambassador’s job is to the Gospel communicate to the unbeliever!
1. We are never to guilt the unbeliever into believing or to bully them!
2. We are never to bring up the unbeliever’s sins!
3. We are never to embarass them in any way!
4. We are never to argue with them!
5. We are to communicate who Christ is and what He did on the Cross for all mankind!
6. We are to communicate that all that it takes to be saved and receive eternal life is to
believe in Jesus Christ and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31)!
7. You can’t make them believe!
8. You can’t violate their volition!
9. It is their decision only!
10. Let God do the work in convincing them!
XII. Bible Doctrine & Effective Witnessing
A. The Bible is the Royal Ambassadors most powerful weapon for witnessing!
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B. There are several critical doctrines that Royal Ambassadors need to understand in order to be
effective witnesses for Christ!
C. Christology & Soteriology: The Person and saving work of Christ!
D. Faith alone in Christ alone!
E. Grace: All that God is free to do for man on the basis of the saving work of Christ!
F. Heathenism: Anyone who does not believe in Christ!
G. Reconciliation: The barrier between man and God is removed by the work of Christ!
H. Redemption: We are freed from the slave market of sin!
I. Propitiation: The sacrifice of Christ satisfied the justice of God the Father (1 John 2:2)!
J. Imputation: God credits His righteousness to the believer at salvation!
K. Unlimited Atonement: Christ died for all mankind (2 Cor. 5:19; 1 Tim. 4:10)!
L. Judgement of human good: All human good was rejected at the cross; only sin was judged, all
human good produced by the believer will be judged at the Bema Seat (1 Cor. 3:11-16), all
human good produced by unbeliever will be judged at Great White Throne (Rev. 20:12-15)!
M. The Last Judgement: All unbelievers will be sentenced to the Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:11-15)!
N. Common Grace: God the Holy Spirit makes Gospel information understandable to the
unbeliever (2 Cor. 6:2; John 16:7-11)!
O. Efficacious Grace: God the Holy Spirit makes the believer’s faith in Christ effectual for salvation
(Eph. 2:8-9)!
P. The Gospel: God’s invitation to the unbeliever to believe in Jesus Christ for salvation & receive
eternal life (John 3:16; 3:36; Acts. 16:31; Rom. 1:15-16)!