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Doctrine of Great Power Experiment

June 3, 2017

DOCTRINE OF THE GREAT POWER EXPERIMENT

 

  1. Introduction.
  2. Definition of “experiment:”
  3. An experiment is an operation undertaken to discover some unknown principle or effect.  While the delegation and distribution of divine power is well known to God and a part of His eternal decrees, it is totally unknown to Church Age believers until understood through the perception of Bible doctrine.
  4. An experiment is a demonstration of a known truth.  It occurs in two categories which must be distinguished and then related.

(1)  The great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.

(2)  The great power experiment of the Church Age.

  1.   An experiment is the tangible result of a policy.  The great power experiment is the tangible result of divine policy in the divine decrees of eternity past.
  2. The adjective “experimental” is defined as relating to or based on personal experience as distinct from theory; e.g.,

(1)  The personal experience of Christ in Hypostatic Union during the First Advent.

(2)  The personal experience of the Church Age believer living inside the divine dynasphere executing the protocol plan of God under the enabling power of the Holy Spirit and momentum from metabolized doctrine.

  1. The noun “experiment” means to bring about a desired result or purpose and the tangible result of such procedure and policy.
  2. The study of the great power experiment is not hypothesis, which is a proposition tentatively assumed in order to establish its logical consequences.  The study of the great power experiment is not a theory, which is speculative as a proposition, or something tested on a limited basis.  The great power experiment is not conjecture, speculation or supposition, but the doctrine of the Word of God categorized.
  3. The noun “experiment” is defined for this study as the demonstration of Bible doctrine or known truth related to the 100% available divine power in two categories.

(1)  The humanity of Christ during the First Advent, the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.

(2)  The royal family of God in the Church Age, the great power experiment of the Church Age.  Not all Church Age believers are involved in the great power experiment; only those who give number one priority to the perception, metabolization, and application of Bible doctrine, thus fulfilling the protocol plan of God.

  1. The concept of the great power experiment for this study.
  2. The great power experiment is divided into two categories.

(1)  The great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union which resulted in the strategic victory of our Lord.

(2)  The great power experiment of the Church Age which results in the tactical victory of those believers who fulfill or execute the protocol plan of God.  This is accomplished by the “winner,” who achieves this victory through his residence in the divine dynasphere under the enabling power of the Holy Spirit and the metabolization of Bible doctrine.

  1. The termini of the great power experiment emphasizes resurrection.

(1)  The great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union terminated with the resurrection of Christ.

(2)  The great power experiment of the Church Age terminates with the resurrection of the Church.

  1. The great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union is documented in Rom 1:4.  “Who [Jesus Christ] was demonstrated the Son of God by means of power belonging to the Holy Spirit by means of the resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.”  God the Holy Spirit did not sustain the deity of Christ, but the humanity of Christ inside the divine dynasphere.
  2. The great power experiment of the Church Age is documented in Eph 1:19‑20.  “And what is the surpassing greatness of His [God the Father’s] power to us who have believed for the working of His superior power, which He put into operation by means of Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His own right hand in heavenly places.”

(1)  Between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the Rapture of the Church is the greatest power availability in all human history for individual believers.  One hundred percent of divine power is now available to all Church Age believers, whereas, in the Old Testament, less than 1% of all believers had limited divine power available to them.

(2)  This is the dispensation of emphasis on the spiritual life of the individual believer regardless of his success or failure, achievement or lack of it, handicaps or lack of them.

  1. Divine omnipotence is available today in three categories, but few believers discover or utilize this power to execute God’s will, purpose, and plan for this dispensation.

(1)  The omnipotence of God the Father related to your portfolio of invisible assets.

(2)  The omnipotence of God the Son related to the preservation of the universe and the perpetuation of human history.

(3)  The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit related to execution of God’s plan in this dispensation.

  1. The secondary meaning of “experiment” in this study asks the question:  will the availability of divine omnipotence in three categories bring about the desired result in your Christian experience?
  2. You will never discover God’s plan for your life unless you understand God’s great power experiment, the focal point of human history.
  3. The same power that God used to raise our Lord from the dead has now been made available to you.  It has never been made available before in human history, and will never be made available again after the Church Age.  Phil 3:10, “That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering, being conformed to His death.”
  4. Eph 3:20, “Now to Him [God the Father] who is able [divine power] to do infinitely more than all we could ever ask or think on the basis of the power which is working for us, to Him be glory by means of the Church and by Christ Jesus with reference to all generations of this unique age of ages.  Amen.”
  5. Definition of the winner in the great power experiment.
  6. In the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, there is one winner: our Lord Jesus Christ who executed the salvation plan of God.
  7. In the great power experiment of the Church Age, the winner is the believer who advances to spiritual maturity, who executes the protocol plan of God.
  8. The grace provision for winners:  the prototype divine dynasphere for the Lord, and the operational-type divine dynasphere for the Church Age believer.
  9. The mechanics for winners:  the humanity of Christ won the strategic victory of the angelic conflict through His substitutionary spiritual death on the cross; the believer wins the tactical victory through:

(1)  The attainment of spiritual self-esteem at gate #5 of the divine dynasphere.  This is the first stage of spiritual adulthood.  Spiritual self-esteem plus providential preventative suffering equals spiritual autonomy.

(2)  The attainment of spiritual autonomy at gate #6 of the divine dynasphere.  Spiritual autonomy plus momentum testing equals spiritual maturity.

(3)  The attainment of spiritual maturity at gate #8 of the divine dynasphere.  Spiritual maturity plus evidence testing equals glorification of God.

  1. What part did divine power play in the great power experiment?
  2. In the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union:

(1)  This divine power, which was never available before, first came into history with the First Advent of Jesus Christ.

(2)  In the virgin pregnancy, the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit created twenty-three perfect male chromosomes for the virgin pregnancy of Mary, Mt 1:20.

(3)  The omnipotence of God the Father created human soul life, and imputed it to the soul of Jesus Christ at the point of the virgin birth.

(4)  In the incarnation which followed, the omnipotence of God the Father designed a palace for the humanity of Christ to occupy, the prototype divine dynasphere.  It provided logistical grace support for the humanity of Christ during the First Advent.

(5)  The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit occupied that palace and provided the sustaining power for the humanity of Christ during His thirty-three years on earth.

(6)  On the cross, the omnipotence of God the Father imputed all our personal sins to the humanity of Christ and judged them.  The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit sustained the humanity of Christ while He was being judged for our sins.

(7)  In resurrection, the omnipotence of God the Father restored the Lord’s human spirit to His body in the grave.  The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit restored His soul to His body in the grave.

(8)  In the ascension and session, the omnipotence of God the Father seated the humanity of Christ at His own right hand and awarded Him His third royal title, “King of kings and Lord of lords.”  The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit prepares for His ministry to the royal family, Jn 14:16‑17,26; 16:13‑14.

  1. In the great power experiment of the Church Age:

(1)  In the execution of the protocol plan of God, the omnipotence of God the Father provided us with our very own portfolio of invisible assets.

(2)  The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit provides the enabling power for the cognition of Bible doctrine and the fulfillment of the protocol plan of God.

(3)  The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit, through the baptism of the Spirit, creates a new spiritual species.  Also through the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit provides the mechanics for the function of the royal family.

(4)  At the Rapture of the Church, the omnipotence of God the Father raises the dead in Christ; the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit gives a resurrection body to those who are alive in Christ.

  1. The role of the omnipotence of Jesus Christ.
  2. The omnipotence of Jesus Christ created the universe and holds it together, Jn 1:3; Col 1:16‑17; Heb 1:3,10.  Therefore, prior to the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, Jesus Christ as God controlled history and held the universe together.  During the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union while the humanity of Christ was functioning under the power of the Father and the Spirit, the omnipotence of His deity was still holding the universe together daily.
  3. During the great power experiment of the Church Age, the omnipotence of Jesus Christ in Hypostatic Union guarantees and perpetuates human history.
  4. After the Rapture of the Church, the omnipotence of Jesus Christ in Hypostatic Union guarantees the perpetuation of human history in the Tribulation and Millennium.
  5. The omnipotence of Jesus Christ guarantees that all mankind will continue on the earth regardless of sophisticated weapons or the various categories of evil which are self‑destructive in the human race.
  6. The omnipotence of Jesus Christ will return to the earth a second time and use His power to supersede Satan as the ruler of this world, fulfill all the unconditional covenants to Israel, and create perfect environment on the earth.
  7.   The omnipotence of Jesus Christ will suppress the Gog revolution led by Satan at the end of the Millennium, judge the world, execute the sentence on fallen angels, destroy the earth, and create a new universe for the eternal state.

 

  1. What is omnipotence? See the doctrine of Omnipotence.

 

  1. When does the great power experiment occur? See the doctrine of Dispensations, point one, the outline of dispensations.

 

  1. The Uniqueness of the Church Age.
  2. The Church Age is unique in that it takes no precedence from the Old Testament.  All precedence for the Church Age comes from the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  The great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union is the source for all precedence for the Christian way of life.  See the doctrine of Precedence.
  3. There are ten unique characteristics of the Church Age.  See the doctrine of the Uniqueness of the Church Age.

 

  1. The Great Power Experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  2. The great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union is sometimes referred to as the First Advent, and it is sometimes called the incarnation.  The First Advent is the point of the virgin birth; the incarnation is a synonym for the Hypostatic Union.
  3. The definition of Hypostatic Union is that in the person of the incarnate Christ are two natures inseparably united, without mixture or loss of separate identity, without loss or transfer of properties or attributes, the union being personal and eternal.
  4. Any deviation from this orthodox definition is heresy and a failure to understand the two Christocentric dispensations, i.e., the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union and the great power experiment of the Church Age.
  5. Since the First Advent, Jesus Christ is the God‑man, true humanity and undiminished deity in one person forever.  This began with the virgin birth, but it will continue forever.  For example, the God‑man now sits at the right hand of the Father.  Hebrews 1 and 2 teach that Jesus Christ is not the God‑angel, but instead took upon Himself true humanity and became the God-man; this has great significance in the angelic conflict.
  6. As the God‑man, Jesus Christ is different from the other two members of the Trinity.  All three are coequal and coeternal, having exactly the same deity, the same divine essence.  But Jesus Christ is different from the other two in that He is true humanity.  And His humanity is different from that of all other members of the human race in that, not only is He eternal God, but He was the only person ever born into the world perfect (Adam was created perfect).
  7. As infinite and eternal God, Jesus Christ is superior to all creatures; to the super creatures, angels, and to the lesser rational creatures, mankind.
  8. As undiminished deity and true humanity forever, Jesus Christ is not only superior to all creatures, but through His deity He continues to hold the universe together.  Jesus Christ “upholds all things by the Word of His power,” Heb 1:3.  “For by Him were all things created that are in heaven, that are in earth, visible or invisible, whether they be thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things were created by Him and for Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made,” Col 1:16‑17.
  9. This does not deny the fact that other members of the Trinity create things.  For example, God the Holy Spirit, who restored the earth in seven days (Gen 1:3ff), created some things.  But rational creatures are created only by the Lord Jesus Christ.
  10. Therefore, Jesus Christ is the unique person of the universe.  He is not only our Savior, eternal God, but He is the key to the unique characteristics of the Church Age.  Everything in the universe points to the fact that Jesus Christ is unique, different from eternal God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, and different from all rational creatures.  The reason and purpose for His uniqueness is the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, a dispensation all in itself.
  11.   The doctrine of the Hypostatic Union is a Biblical doctrine, taught in Phil 2:5‑11; Jn 1:1‑14; Rom 1:2‑5, 9:5; and related to the mystery doctrine in 1 Tim 3:16; Heb 2:14; 1 Jn 1:1‑3.
  12.   As part of systematic theology, this doctrine categorically falls under the heading of Christology, and is directly related to soteriology.
  13.   As eternal and infinite God, Jesus Christ is coequal and coeternal with the Father and the Spirit.  The incarnation does not diminish or destroy the deity of Christ.
  14.   Jesus Christ is true humanity with a body, soul, and human spirit.  He was born into this world trichotomous.
  15.   The great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union emphasizes the uniqueness and superiority of our Lord Jesus Christ.  As eternal God, He is infinitely superior to angels and homo sapiens.  As impeccable humanity and the winner in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, He is superior to all creatures.
  16.   In the Hypostatic Union, the two natures of Jesus Christ are united without transfer of attributes.  The attributes of deity and the attributes of humanity in the Hypostatic Union always adhere to their corresponding natures.  That means that in the person of Jesus Christ, the attributes of deity adhere to His deity and never become the attributes of humanity.  The attributes of humanity always adhere to His humanity, and they never cross over to His deity.  The humanity and deity of Christ are two separate natures, united in one person forever without any transfer of attributes.
  17.   Jesus Christ is said to be the “same yesterday, today, and forever,” Heb 13:8.
  18. This means no attributes of deity can be changed.  Sovereignty, righteousness, justice, eternal life, love, omniscience, omnipresence, omnipotence, veracity, immutability ‑ these cannot be changed ever.  Deity is always deity.
  19. Even when Jesus Christ became true humanity, none of the characteristics of His deity ever changed, from the virgin birth to the eternal state.  To take from Jesus Christ a single attribute of His deity would destroy His deity.
  20. In the Hypostatic Union of Christ, no attribute of divine essence is ever compromised or changed, even during the thirty-three years of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  21. In fulfilling the Father’s plan for the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, certain attributes of our Lord’s deity were not used on His own behalf.  However, Jesus Christ never surrendered or destroyed even one characteristic of His divine essence.  See the doctrine of Kenosis.
  22. In the fulfillment of the Father’s plan, our Lord did not exercise His own divine attributes to benefit Himself, to provide for Himself, or to glorify Himself.  In taking on Himself the form of true humanity, Jesus Christ veiled His preincarnate glory.  It was seen only for a moment on the Mount of Transfiguration, and in the Garden of Gethsemane when the guards fell back.  The eternal glory of the deity of Christ was veiled but never surrendered, and was occasionally manifest, as in Mt 17:2 and Jn 18:6.
  23.   The union of the deity of Christ with unglorified humanity was a necessary factor in His humiliation.  While the deity of Christ was united to His perfect and impeccable humanity, He was still subject to temptations, distresses, weakness, pain, sorrow, and limitation, a state which continued until His resurrection.
  24.   From His own sovereignty, His own divine free will, our Lord did not use His own relative attributes of deity (e.g., omnipotence, omniscience) to benefit Himself.  This is classified as the true and honorable humility of our Lord Jesus Christ, the humility necessary for Him to become our Savior.
  25.   Our Lord did not surrender the attributes of His eternal and immutable deity, but He voluntarily restricted them in compatibility and compliance with the Father’s plan for the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  Therefore, during His First Advent, our Lord gave up the independent exercise of certain divine attributes in living among men with their human limitations.
  26.           In the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, the humanity of Christ depended upon the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere, as taught in Mt 12:18, 28; Lk 4:14, 18; Jn 3:34.  It is very significant that during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, our Lord did not depend upon His own omnipotence but upon the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit in His modus operandi.
  27.   Consequently, during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, our Lord Jesus Christ voluntarily restricted the independent use of His own divine power and other attributes in compliance with the Father’s plan for the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  28.   Phil 2:7, “He deprived Himself of the proper function of deity when He received the form of a servant, when He had been born in the likeness of mankind.”  The perfect man, Jesus Christ in His humanity, became a servant.  Eternal God became a servant so that we could have eternal life, and understand why it all happened.  He who is the servant of all is the greatest of all.  Our Lord Jesus Christ became the servant of all, and so He is the greatest of all.
  29.   Jn 3:34 implies that Jesus Christ was born into gate #1 of the prototype divine dynasphere, i.e., filled with the Holy Spirit.  “For He [God the Son] whom God [the Father] has sent communicates the doctrines of God, for He [God the Father] does not give the Spirit by measure.”
  30. From this we know that Jesus Christ during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union spoke from His humanity.  Inside the prototype divine dynasphere, our Lord advanced through all three stages of spiritual adulthood and passed evidence testing before His ministry began.  So He communicated from His humanity.
  31. Had He communicated from His deity, the thunder would have been deafening!  But He spoke man’s words in man’s language from the wisdom of His own human soul.
  32. He did this in the power of the Holy Spirit, a necessary part of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  For from the very start, our Lord relied upon the omnipotence of God the Father who sent Him and upon the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit who sustained Him, and by doing so He established the pattern for our dispensation, the great power experiment of the Church Age.
  33. We have available 100% of the same omnipotence of God the Father and God the Holy Spirit inside our operational-type divine dynasphere.
  34.   The union of divine essence and the human nature of Jesus Christ in one person forever has two characteristics.
  35. It is hypostatic.

(1)  Hypostatic is a word which comes from the Greek HUPOSTASIS, meaning to stand under as a support, to take a thing on oneself, substance, essence, coming into existence, actual being.

(2)  It was used originally by Polybius for the reality behind the appearance.

(3)  HUPOSTASIS is used in Heb 1:3, 3:14, 11:1.  Tatian, one of the Church fathers, used HUPOSTASIS for God as absolute, underived reality.

(4)  Heb 1:3, “Who [Jesus Christ] being the flashing forth of His glory [of deity], the exact image of His essence [divine essence]; also sustaining all things by the Word of His power [omnipotence of Jesus Christ sustains universe], having Himself [humanity of Christ] accomplished purification for sins, He was caused to sit down [humanity of Christ] on the right hand of the Majesty on High.”

(5)  So hypostatic is a technical, theological term referring to the whole person of Jesus Christ as distinguished from His two natures, divine and human.

  1. It is personal, a reference to the emergence of the unique person of Jesus Christ as a result of the virgin birth and the Hypostatic Union.
  2.   Therefore, “undiminished deity and true humanity in one person forever, the union being personal and eternal” is exactly correct verbiage.  No other verbiage should be used in a one sentence definition.
  3.   As true humanity, Jesus Christ is perfect (impeccable).  He is superior to all creatures since His resurrection, Heb 1‑2.
  4.   Therefore, Jesus Christ as the God‑man has one hypostatic and/or one essence forever.  The attributes of both His divine and human nature belong to the same person.  He is no less deity because He is humanity; He is no less humanity because He is deity.  The characteristics of deity always adhere to deity; the characteristics of humanity always adhere to true humanity.  The characteristics of one nature are never attributed to the other.
  5.   This implies that Jesus Christ during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union could be simultaneously omnipotent and weak, omniscient and ignorant, omnipresent and located in one place.  However, the ignorance of His humanity was quickly overcome through His post‑physical birth epistemological rehabilitation, through His metabolization of doctrine inside the prototype divine dynasphere under the teaching ministry of God the Holy Spirit, Lk 2:52.
  6. Everything spoken by Jesus Christ during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union came from one of three sources.
  7. He spoke from His deity in Jn 8:58.  “Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham came into being, I existed eternally.’”
  8. On the cross our Lord spoke from His humanity.  Jn 19:28, “I thirst.”  Mt 27:46, “And about the ninth hour [3 p.m.], Jesus shouted with a loud voice, ‘My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?’”  Only His humanity was being judged for the sins of the world, so only His humanity was being forsaken.  Deity cannot forsake deity.
  9. He spoke from His Hypostatic Union.  Mt 11:28, “Come unto Me, all you that labor and are heavy‑laden, and I will give you rest.”  Jn 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man comes to the Father except by Me.”  Jn 6:47, “Truly, truly, I say to you:  he who believes in Me has eternal life.”

 

  1. The Necessity for the Humanity of Christ.
  2. Heb 10:5, “Therefore, when He entered the world [our Lord in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union], He said [Ps 40:6‑8], ‘You [God the Father] do not desire sacrifice and offering, but You have prepared for Me a human body.’”
  3. Deity is omnipresent.  Therefore, only humanity can “enter” anywhere, so this verse refers to the beginning of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  4. Sacrifice and offering was the Old Testament anticipation of the cross from which came the victory of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  Animal sacrifices had no efficacy and could not save; they could only portray what Jesus Christ would do in His substitutionary spiritual death.
  5. For the first time in history, the most unique thing happened:  one person of the Godhead, God the Son, became true humanity.  Why did Jesus Christ, eternal and infinite God, need a human body?  There are four reasons why He had to become true humanity.
  6. To be the Savior of the world.  As God, Jesus Christ could not be judged for sin or have anything to do with it.  Only the humanity of Christ could be judged for sins on the cross.  Eph 2:15; Col 1:22; 1 Pet 2:24, “He carried our sins in His own body on the cross.”  1 Pet 3:18; Phil 2:7‑8; Heb 10:5.  Jesus Christ had to become true humanity as Adam was created, i.e., perfect and trichotomous.
  7. To be our mediator.  Job 9:2, “How can two be drawn together unless they are equivalent?”  Job 9:32‑33; 1 Tim 2:5‑6.  The mediator between God and man must be equal with both God and man.  In the entire universe, only Jesus Christ as the God‑man is so qualified.  He is coequal with God the Father and the Holy Spirit.  As perfect humanity, He is equivalent yet superior to man.
  8. To be our high priest.  A priest has to be human to represent man before God.  However, Jesus Christ was not descended from the tribe of Levi and the line of Israel’s priesthood.  He was born into the tribe of Judah, descended from David and Bathsheba through Nathan to Mary, and legally through Solomon to Joseph.  So obviously Jesus Christ could not be our high priest in the Age of Israel.  However, in the Church Age, He can be our high priest because we are a royal priesthood.  In fact, Jesus Christ became our high priest after the order of Melchizedek, a royal order.
  9. To be the Son of David and fulfill the Davidic Covenant, 2 Sam 7:8‑16; Ps 89:20‑37.  God keeps His Word.  In order for Jesus Christ to fulfill the Davidic Covenant, He had to be born into the tribe of Judah, in the family of Jesse, in the family of David.
  10. Jesus Christ needed a human body to fulfill the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, a dispensation in itself, and to become the chief cornerstone.  Jesus Christ is the foundation for both the Church and Israel.  After each building is constructed (first the Church, then Israel), it becomes a holy temple for all eternity.
  11. Heb 10:6, “You have not been propitiated by whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin [sin offering].”  The ritual soteriology of the dispensation of Israel utilized animal sacrifices to portray the salvation work of Jesus Christ on the cross.  But these animals were only shadows, not capable of satisfying God the Father in propitiation.  God the Father had to impute the sins of the world to Jesus Christ, perfect humanity, before He could be satisfied.
  12. Heb 10:7, “At that time [birth] I said [from the deity of Jesus Christ], ‘Behold, I have arrived [in a scroll of a book [Old Testament] it stands written about Me] to accomplish Your will, O God.’”
  13. Jesus Christ spoke from His deity on behalf of His humanity when He said this.  While the baby could not yet speak in the cradle, this was the prayer He offered in His deity on behalf of His humanity.  To accomplish the will of God He had to be true and perfect humanity.  “O God” is from the viewpoint of His humanity.
  14. Jesus Christ was elected by God the Father to execute the salvation plan of God.  This was the beginning of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  15. Heb 10:8, “After saying the above, ‘Sacrifices and offering and whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You have not desired, nor have you been propitiated by them [which sacrifices are offered according to the Law].’”  Church Age believers are not under the Law; we do not offer sacrifices.  Gal 2:16, “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law.  For by the works of the Law no flesh shall be justified.”  The Law belongs only to the dispensation of Israel, not to us.
  16. Heb 10:9, “Then He [Jesus Christ] said, ‘Behold I have arrived to execute Your will.’  He has abrogated the first [ritual plan of God for Israel] that He might establish the second [protocol plan of God for the Church Age].”  The protocol plan of God supersedes the ritual plan of God for Israel.  The new spiritual species of the Church Age replaces the new racial species of Israel.
  17. Heb 10:10, “By which will we [Church Age believers] have been sanctified to God forever through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all.”  The substitutionary spiritual death of Jesus Christ on the cross and resultant unlimited atonement is the efficacious sacrifice which abrogates the ritual sacrifices authorized by the Mosaic Law.
  18. As a result of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, the person of Jesus Christ is changed forever.  Beginning with the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, Jesus Christ is true humanity and undiminished deity in one person forever.
  19.   As true humanity (body, soul, and spirit) in Hypostatic Union, our Lord is now superior to all members of the human race and to all angelic creatures.

 

  1. The Virgin Birth and its Results.
  2. Two categories of omnipotence were involved in the preparation of the true humanity of Jesus Christ in Hypostatic Union.
  3. The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit provided twenty-three perfect male chromosomes for the virgin pregnancy of Mary.  Mt 1:20, “… Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife.  For that which has been conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.”
  4. The omnipotence of God the Father provided the imputation of human life to the soul of our Lord at the point of birth.
  5. The result of these acts of omnipotence is the virgin birth, at which point the Hypostatic Union of Jesus Christ begins.
  6. The provision of twenty-three perfect male chromosomes by the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit for the virgin pregnancy prevented our Lord from being born with an old sin nature, which would have meant being born dichotomous and unqualified for the cross.
  7. Adam’s original sin was one of cognizance.  Therefore, the old sin nature is passed down to the entire human race genetically through the twenty-three male chromosomes which fertilize the female ovum in copulation.
  8. All cells in the human body are contaminated by the old sin nature.  The one exception occurs in the female about once a month when, through meiosis and polar bodies, the female ovum throws off twenty-three chromosomes, leaving twenty-three uncontaminated chromosomes in the ovum prior to fertilization.
  9. The original sin of the woman was ignorance, in contrast to Adam’s cognizant original sin.  However, the woman was still guilty in the fall, 1 Tim 2:13‑15.  Both males and females are carriers of the old sin nature,  but only the male can transmit the old sin nature through fertilization of the female ovum.
  10. The virgin Mary had an old sin nature.  Because of the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit plus the virginity of Mary prior to the birth of Christ, our Lord was born without an old sin nature, and hence without the imputation of Adam’s original sin.  Therefore, our Lord was born as Adam was created, i.e., trichotomous, having a body, soul, and spirit.
  11. The virgin birth emphasizes the Hypostatic Union, the beginning of the new dispensation of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  12. The pre‑incarnate person of Christ is classified as undiminished deity, and coequal, coinfinite, and coeternal with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit.  The post‑incarnate person of Jesus Christ is classified as, in Hypostatic Union, undiminished deity and true humanity in one person forever, Jn 1:1‑14; Phil 2:6‑7; Rom 9:5.
  13. Because of the virgin pregnancy and resultant virgin birth, the true humanity of Christ was trichotomous with a body, soul, and spirit, which was exactly as Adam was at creation.

 

  1. Dichotomy and Trichotomy.
  2. Two devastating results occurred as a result of Adam’s original sin.
  3. The old sin nature was created and real spiritual death is perpetuated in the human race.  We are born physically alive and spiritually dead.
  4. Mankind became dichotomous, having only a body and a soul but no human spirit.
  5. Both of these problems were resolved by the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  6. Real spiritual death was resolved through our Lord’s substitutionary spiritual death on the cross.
  7. At salvation through personal faith in Jesus Christ, regeneration solves the problem of dichotomy.  Regeneration is defined as the Holy Spirit creating a human spirit within the new believer for the imputation of eternal life.
  8. Two categories of divine omnipotence were employed in our Lord’s execution of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  9. The omnipotence of God the Father provided for the humanity of Christ logistical grace support and blessing, and a divine plan for the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  10. The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit provided the enabling power for the execution of the dispensation of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union inside the prototype divine dynasphere.
  11. During the First Advent, the omnipotence of Jesus Christ continued to hold the universe together, Col 1:16‑17; Heb 1:3.
  12. Three factors are the direct result of real spiritual death.
  13. Total depravity, which means having an old sin nature.
  14. Total helplessness to establish a relationship of any kind with God.
  15. Mankind has become a dichotomous human being.  The human spirit is the basis for a relationship with God.  Being born without a human spirit, mankind is totally unable to have any kind of relationship with God.
  16. In 1 Cor 2:14, the Greek word PSUCHIKOS is a technical word for the dichotomous state of all mankind apart from salvation.  The unbeliever is unable to understand any kind of Bible doctrine or divine viewpoint because he is without a human spirit.  Without the human spirit to be taught by the Holy Spirit, unbelievers consider all doctrine and divine viewpoint as foolishness.  Cf. Jude 19, “These [unbelievers] are the ones who cause divisions:  soulish [PSUCHIKOI], not having a spirit [a human spirit].”
  17. At salvation, every believer instantly becomes trichotomous.  The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit restores the status quo of Adam before his fall.  Tit 3:5, “He [Jesus Christ] saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy by means of the cleansing of regeneration, even by the renewing of the Holy Spirit.”
  18. LOUTRON is the Greek word for cleansing; cf. Eph 5:26.  Just as a bath removes dirt from the body, so regeneration is a spiritual bath that cleanses the believer from his past sins.
  19. This is also taught in the Old Testament.  Isa 43:25, “I, even I, am the One who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake; therefore, I will not remember your sins.”  Isa 44:22, “Like a thick cloud I have blotted out your transgressions, and like that cloud your sins.”
  20. The believer is said by the Bible to be regenerated in Jn 3:7; 1 Pet 1:3, 23.  “For you have been born again, not from the seed which is perishable, but the imperishable seed, i.e. through the living and abiding Word of God.”
  21. The Word of God emphasizes the doctrinal distinction between the soul and the spirit in Heb 4:12.
  22.   All regenerate members of the human race are therefore called trichotomous.  1 Thes 5:23, “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely, and may your spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Phile 25, “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.”
  23.   God does all of these things without ever relating them to human feeling.  Your emotions are related to your soul; they do not belong to your human spirit.  You are not saved or spiritual because of how you feel.  Your emotions are not part of spiritual phenomena; they are part of your soul.  Emotions are designed for our normal living if subordinate to our mentality, but they have no place in our spiritual life.
  24.   All perception of Bible doctrine under epistemological rehabilitation occurs under the teaching ministry of God the Holy Spirit to the human spirit of regenerate mankind.
  25. Old Testament documentation:  Job 32:8, “But it is the spirit of man and the Spirit of the Almighty that gives perception.”
  26. New Testament documentation:  Rom 8:16, “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.”

 

  1. The Omnipotence of the Holy Spirit in the Divine Dynaspheres.
  2. There are two Christocentric dispensations, each having a divine dynasphere.
  3. The First Advent had the prototype divine dynasphere.
  4. The Church Age has the operational-type divine dynasphere.
  5. From birth, our Lord’s humanity occupied the prototype divine dynasphere with its eight gates:  the filling of the Spirit, basic doctrinal modus operandi and basic problem-solving devices, enforced and genuine humility, perception and application of metabolized doctrine, spiritual self-esteem, spiritual autonomy, momentum testing, and spiritual maturity.  The same gates exist in the operational-type divine dynasphere.
  6. The two divine dynaspheres are identical; the only difference is who occupies them:  Jesus Christ or the Church Age believer.
  7. In both the prototype divine dynasphere and the operational‑type divine dynasphere, the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit is the power structure.  Maximum availability of divine power occurs only during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union and the great power experiment of the Church Age.  It has never occurred before, nor will it ever occur in the future.
  8. God the Father invented the prototype divine dynasphere to sustain the humanity of Christ during His First Advent.  The prototype divine dynasphere is a facsimile of the operational‑type divine dynasphere used by Church Age believers in fellowship.  Only a few believers in the Old Testament had power available from God.  But in the Church Age all believers have maximum power available.
  9. Jn 3:34, “For He [Jesus Christ] whom God [God the Father] has sent, He communicates the proclamations from God; for He [God the Father] gives the Spirit [Holy Spirit] without limitation.”
  10. Inside the divine dynasphere, there is no limitation on the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit during our Lord’s incarnation.  Inside the divine dynasphere is the place of the filling of the Spirit.  The same is true in our dispensation, Eph 5:18.
  11. If John the Baptist, the herald of the King, was said to be filled with the Spirit from the exit of his mother’s womb, Lk 1:15, it follows that Jesus Christ was filled with the Holy Spirit from the point of the virgin birth, Jn 3:34.
  12. Our Lord advanced and matured both physically and spiritually in the divine dynasphere, Lk 2:40,52.  He advanced through each stage of spiritual adulthood and through suffering, Heb 2:10,18; 5:8.  He continued residing in the prototype divine dynasphere under the enabling power of the Spirit and momentum from metabolized doctrine.  Therefore, He relied on the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit in the execution of the Father’s plan for the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  13. Lk 4:14, “Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit.”  This documents our Lord’s continual reliance on the Spirit in the prototype divine dynasphere.
  14. Mt 4:1, “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tested by the devil.”  He was led by the Spirit to the place of evidence testing, for He was spiritually mature.
  15. The same omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit by which our Lord fulfilled the Father’s plan for the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union has been delegated to the Church Age believer for the execution of the protocol plan of God.
  16. Just before His ascension, our Lord prophesied regarding the extension of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union into the Church Age.  Acts 1:8, “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you [all].”
  17. The humanity of Christ in the prototype divine dynasphere performed miracles (which we cannot do) in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Mt 12:28, “But if I cast out demons by means of the Spirit of God [and I do], then the kingdom of God has come upon you.”  The Lord chose to fulfill His ministry in the power of the Spirit rather than depending on His own omnipotence; this is the true doctrine of kenosis.
  18. Our Lord’s humanity continued to reside in the prototype divine dynasphere under the filling and omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit in total reliance on Bible doctrine during the First Advent.  Mt 4:4, “Man shall not live by bread [physical food] alone, but by every doctrine that proceeds from the mouth of God.”
  19. Jesus Christ did not use His omnipotence to benefit, provide for, or glorify Himself (by turning stones into bread).  He met evidence testing by using metabolized Bible doctrine inside the divine dynasphere.  He depended on the omnipotence of God the Father related to logistical grace support and the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit related to the prototype divine dynasphere.  The same omnipotence is available to us as Church Age believers.
  20. He demonstrated on the cross that with the great problem-solving devices of spiritual adulthood, you can handle any pressure in life.  These same problem-solving devices are available to you.
  21.   Heb 9:13‑14, “For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled [a rebound offering] sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”
  22. “Through the Spirit” Christ was sustained on the cross without sinning while bearing our sins:  a substitutionary spiritual death.  He remained perfect inside the prototype divine dynasphere while bearing our sins.  This is why the animal offerings were always “without spot and without blemish.”
  23. The “blood” refers to His substitutionary spiritual death on behalf of all mankind.  He remained on the cross to be judged for the sins of all of those He knew would never believe in Him.  He endured suffering beyond the call of duty, the most awful judgment in all of history.  Christ honored the faith of all the Old Testament believers and the faith of all future believers.
  24. “Without blemish” speaks of His impeccability.
  25. Our Lord was sustained by both the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit, Heb 9:14, and His own perfect happiness, Heb 12:2.  With +H you have perfect happiness regardless of the circumstances of life.
  26. “Cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God” refers to the fact that the efficacious sacrifice of Christ was sufficient to save us, so that we may have a clear conscience before God regarding our salvation.  The source of dead works is a guilt complex, trying to buy your way into heaven by your “good deeds.”  Your conscience is not the source or the motivation for the spiritual life!  Conscience can never be motivation.  True motivation must come from something higher than a conscience.
  27. You cannot serve the living God apart from faith in Christ, the filling of the Holy Spirit, and life inside the divine dynasphere.

 

  1. The Impeccability of Christ During the Incarnation. (See the doctrine of Impeccability.)
  2. The doctrine of impeccability is that category of Christology which contends that our Lord Jesus Christ, in Hypostatic Union, did not sin during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  His humanity was temptable, but impeccable.  His humanity was tempted far beyond anything we have ever known or experienced.
  3. With reference to His deity, Jesus Christ is said in Latin to be NON POSSE PECARE, i.e., not able to sin.  With reference to His humanity, Christ is said to be POSSE NON PECARE, i.e., able not to sin.  Of course, deity cannot sin (not able to sin).  And because His humanity relied upon the filling of the Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere, He was able not to sin.  He was able to say no to temptations we could not possibly handle.
  4. It is blasphemous to associate sin with Holy God, Jam 1:13, “Let no man say when he is tempted, ‘I am tempted by God.’  For God cannot be tempted with evil, nor does He tempt anyone.”
  5. In Hypostatic Union, the humanity of Christ is temptable but impeccable because of His humanity’s residence, function, and momentum inside the prototype divine dynasphere, where He utilized the delegated omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit.
  6. While our Lord was tempted in all points as we are tempted, and far beyond, He did not sin.  Therefore, Christ as the last Adam remained in the status quo of perfect impeccability (i.e., non‑liability to sin).
  7. So there are two reasons for the perfection of the humanity of Christ.
  8. Union with deity in Hypostatic Union.
  9. The humanity of Christ resided continually in the prototype divine dynasphere, relying entirely upon the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit.
  10. All of our Lord’s pressure came from without; a far greater system of pressure and stress than from the old sin nature within.
  11. Heb 4:15, “For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we have been, and yet without sin.”
  12. The humanity of Christ was temptable and peccable.  The deity of Christ was neither temptable nor peccable, therefore impeccable.  Therefore in Hypostatic Union our Lord was temptable from the standpoint of His humanity, but impeccable from the standpoint of His Hypostatic Union.
  13.   Temptability does not mean susceptibility.  Temptability does not imply sin until one’s volition is involved.  While our Lord’s temptations were real, He had infinite power to resist the temptation: both from His deity, and from the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere.
  14.   The power to resist temptation in Hypostatic Union was infinite.  Therefore resistance to temptation was so great as to constitute impeccability and qualification to become a sin offering.
  15.   Illustration:  copper by itself is thin and easily broken. But welded to a steel bar, it is indestructible ‑ so was this true of the Hypostatic Union of Christ.
  16.   The impeccability of Christ was the prerequisite for His saving work on the cross.  Therefore, our Lord was qualified to go to the cross, to receive the imputation and judgment of all the sins of the entire human race, and to provide eternal salvation for all who believe in Him.
  17. 1 Pet 2:22, “He who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth.”
  18. 1 Jn 3:5, “Indeed, you know that He was revealed [First Advent], in order that He might carry our sins; in fact, sin was not in Him [impeccability].”
  19. 1 Pet 2:24, “He Himself carried our sins in His own body on the cross.”
  20. 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.”
  21. Our Lord’s humanity is described after resurrection at the right hand of God in Heb 7:26.  There, at the right hand of the Father, His humanity is said to be “holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.”
  22.   The impeccability of Christ is based on three facts:
  23. The deity of Christ is not temptable, therefore is impeccable.
  24. The humanity of Christ inside the prototype divine dynasphere is temptable, but remains impeccable.
  25. The person of Christ in Hypostatic Union is temptable, but impeccable.
  26.   Impeccability must precede reconciliation.  Apart from the impeccability of Christ, there can be no removal of the barrier between God and man.
  27.           Jesus Christ in Hypostatic Union is like an unconquerable nation:  it can be attacked but it can never be defeated.
  28.   The impeccability of Christ is the basis for the strategic victory of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, Heb 2:14, “Since therefore men have blood and flesh, He Himself likewise partook of the same, that through death [substitutionary spiritual death] He might render powerless the devil who has the power [rulership of the world] by means of death [real spiritual death].”

 

  1. The Spiritual Death of Christ on the Cross. (See the doctrine of the Substitutionary Spiritual Death of Christ.)
  2. There are two categories of spiritual death.
  3. Real spiritual death, which is separation from God in a state of sin.
  4. The unique substitutionary spiritual death of Christ on the cross, which is separation from God in a state of perfection and impeccability.
  5. Real spiritual death occurs at birth to every member of the human race through the imputation of Adam’s original sin to the genetically formed old sin nature.  The real spiritual death of Adam was his original sin in the Garden when he violated the prohibition of God and ate from the forbidden fruit, Gen 3; Rom 5:12‑21.
  6. Jesus Christ was born trichotomous without an old sin nature, therefore without the imputation of Adam’s original sin.  Therefore, His substitutionary spiritual death on the cross is unique.  He “was made sin;” He did not sin personally.
  7. The results of real spiritual death are at least five.
  8. Adam died spiritually, total separation from God.
  9. In spiritual death, Adam became dichotomous, having only a body and soul.  Real spiritual death means loss of the human spirit by which we have fellowship with God.
  10. The origin of the old sin nature.  Man is classified from birth as being in a state of total depravity.
  11. The beginning of personal sins in the human race.
  12. The status of total helplessness to have relationship or fellowship with God.
  13. Therefore, two categories of spiritual death exist.
  14. The real spiritual death of Adam and the human race, a dichotomous separation from God in a state of total depravity, total helplessness and results in personal sins, Rom 5:12.
  15. The substitutionary spiritual death of Christ on the cross, which is separation from God in a state of total perfection and impeccability, Rom 5:8.  It is the most painful experience in all of history.  Yet He endured it through the use of the problem-solving devices.
  16. In rightly dividing the Word of Truth, we must distinguish between the real spiritual death of Adam in the garden and the substitutionary spiritual death of Christ on the cross.
  17. By physical birth we are related to the real spiritual death of Adam in the Garden.  By the new birth we are related to the substitutionary spiritual death of Christ on the cross.
  18. Adam’s original sin brought real spiritual death to the human race.  Our Lord’s substitutionary spiritual death brought eternal life to the human race.
  19. The real spiritual death of Adam brought dichotomy into the human race.  The substitutionary spiritual death of Christ brought trichotomy to the human race.  The only thing they have in common is separation from God the Father.
  20. Adam’s spiritual death was real and perpetuated to the entire human race through physical birth.  Our Lord’s spiritual death was substitutionary and provides salvation at the point of regeneration.
  21. In real spiritual death, Adam went from perfection to imperfection.  In substitutionary spiritual death, our Lord went from perfection before the cross to perfection during the cross and perfection after the cross.
  22. Christ’s substitutionary spiritual death is taught by Greek prepositions.
  23. There are three substitutionary prepositions in Greek:  PERI, PROS and HUPER.  All three are used with the genitive of advantage which indicates the one on behalf of whom something is done.
  24. HUPER plus the genitive is used after words that denote care or concern about someone.  It is used after expressions having to do with sacrifice.  It is used after expressions of dying for someone.
  25. HUPER with the genitive of advantage, as in Rom 5:8, 1 Pet 3:18, and Gal 3:13 expresses substitution and can be translated: “[Christ died] instead of us,” “in place of us,” or “on behalf of us.”
  26. Christ did something for you as your substitute.  Christ is perfect.  When a perfect person does something for you, you can add nothing to it.
  27. HUPER plus the genitive is rarely used in the Koine Greek, even though it was common in Attic Greek, except by the Apostle Paul.
  28. PERI plus the genitive was used extensively in the Attic Greek meaning “concerning” or “with reference to.”  But it was also used after verbs meaning “to know”, “to care about someone, or “to speak to someone.”  In the Koine PERI plus the genitive of advantage is used interchangeably with HUPER.
  29. Rom 5:8, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died instead of us.”  “Instead of us” is HUPER plus the genitive of advantage of EGO.  We should have been judged for our sins, but Christ died “on behalf of us, in place of us.”  The substitutionary work was done entirely by Christ without any help on our part.  The genitive of advantage of EGO refers to the entire human race.

(1)  God the Father made the greatest demonstration of love when he turned and judged His own Son for mankind.  This was to our advantage.

(2)  This “experiment” was a demonstration of a known truth.  If Jesus Christ did the most for you on the cross, is He now capable of doing the less for you?  Of course He can!  He has provided a system, a mechanic, a precedent for how to live as royalty.

(3)  We will suffer for a lot of things in our life, but we will never suffer for our personal sins.  The unbeliever’s will be the only people who ever come close to understanding the pain Christ went through on the cross by what they suffer for all eternity in a resurrection body in the Lake of Fire.  They will feel the wrath of the justice of God.

(4)  Impersonal love demonstrated by God is a power and a manifestation of power.  You have this same power through doctrine.  The source of the power of impersonal love is the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit.  Jesus Christ demonstrated His impersonal love by remaining on the cross when He could have left the cross anytime He desired.  You will never demonstrate impersonal love until you use the power of the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit available through knowledge of doctrine.

(5)  The great power experiment demonstrates divine impersonal love for the entire human race.  The substitutionary spiritual death of Christ provides eternal salvation for anyone who will believe.  In the demonstration of the Father’s impersonal love for us, He had to turn against and judge the One for whom He had an infinite personal love.  1 Jn 4:10, “In this is love, not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be a propitiation for our sins.”

  1. 1 Pet 3:18, “Because Christ also died once for our sins, the righteous One on behalf of [in place of, instead of] the unrighteous ones, that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh but made alive by means of the Spirit.”

(1)  “Christ died for our sins, the righteous…” says that Christ continued in a state of righteousness while in a state of spiritual death, being judged for our sins.  Therefore, His spiritual death is unique and totally different from ours.  We are separated from God in a state of total depravity, which means not only sinfulness but worse, it means we are totally helpless to do anything about our salvation.

(2)  Spiritual death is always total separation from God.  Our spiritual death is separation from God in a state of total depravity.  Christ’s spiritual death was a separation from God in a state of total perfection, and He remained that way.  Our spiritual death lasts from the cradle to the cross at our regeneration.  Christ’s spiritual death began half‑way through the crucifixion and lasted for three hours, from 12 noon until 3 p.m.

(3)  There are two reasons why Christ remained “righteous,” perfect, (DIKAIOS).

(a)  In remaining in the prototype divine dynasphere He was sustained by God the Holy Spirit.  He stayed in the place where divine power was available and usable.  The omnipotence of the Spirit sustained Christ in a state of total perfection while being judged for our sins.

(b)  He utilized the problem-solving devices of spiritual adulthood:  Hope 2 and 3, personal love for God, impersonal love for mankind and +H (perfect happiness).  For three hours Satan did everything He could to make Christ’s life the most miserable life imaginable.  For the first three hours on the cross, our Lord was occupied with the Father through personal love, and He had impersonal love for all the accumulated and vile evil he faced during those first three hours.  Our Lord had to earn the right to bear our sins by facing the most intense suffering from fellow humans that has ever existed.  (Yet very few believers ever even get as far as spiritual autonomy and can pass people testing, thought testing, and system testing.)

(4)  Remaining righteous means our Lord died a substitutionary spiritual death.  His substitutionary spiritual death was far greater, far more painful than a real spiritual death.  The substitutionary spiritual death of Christ on the cross is the only solution to our real spiritual death, the only solution recognized by God as the answer to sin and the way to eternal life.

(5)  The purpose clause “that He might bring us to God” means we cannot go to God on our own.  Someone who was righteous and perfect must bring us to God.  In effect, when you believe in Christ, He brings you to God the Father.  (You don’t invite Christ anywhere.)

(6)  “Being made alive by means of the Spirit” is a reference to the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit restoring the human soul of our Lord in Hades to His body in the grave, thereby becoming an agent in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

  1. Gal 3:13, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law by means of becoming a curse instead of [in place of, on behalf of] us, for it stands written, ‘Cursed is everyone who hangs on the wood [cross].’”

(1)  Again, HUPER plus the genitive of advantage is substitutionary, and refers to the entire human race.

(2)  Redemption is the salvation work of the cross which removed the barrier of our curse under the law.

 

  1. The Old Testament Analogy to the Efficacious, Substitutionary Spiritual Death of our Lord on the Cross.
  2. Remember that even while being judged for our sins and consequently being spiritually dead, our Lord had to remain perfect, which He was able to do by utilizing +H as the highest problem-solving device (Heb 12:2) and by relying on the Holy Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere (Heb 9:14).
  3. The continued impeccability of Christ while suffering substitutionary spiritual death is substantiated by the study of the Levitical offerings in the Old Testament, a part of the modus operandi of the Mosaic Law.
  4. Jn 1:29, “The next day he [John the Baptist] saw Jesus coming to him and exclaimed, ‘Behold, the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.’”  This verse sets up the analogy between the animal sacrifices (lamb without spot and blemish) and the efficacious saving work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
  5. Moses, speaking of the Passover lamb in Ex 12:5, said “Your lamb shall be an unblemished male.”  That was an analogy to the impeccability of Jesus Christ during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, and specifically to the Lord Jesus Christ during the three hours while He was being judged for our sins.  He had to remain perfect while being judged for our sins to be a substitute for us!  And so in the analogy, all the time the lamb was tied on the altar and dying, as each breath pumped out more of its blood, that lamb was still without spot and blemish.
  6. The necessity of the offering being without spot and blemish was true for all animal Levitical sacrifices.
  7. This analogy is completed by Paul in 1 Cor 5:7, “For Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us.”
  8. Lev 1:3, “If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he shall offer it a male without blemish.”  A burnt offering represents propitiation, i.e., the work of salvation from God’s viewpoint, that God the Father is satisfied with the saving work of Jesus Christ on the cross.  The point is that this male animal remained without blemish throughout his sacrificial death.
  9. The Old Testament sacrifices under the ritual plan of God for the dispensation of Israel were designed to teach both Christology and soteriology regarding the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, the impeccability of Christ being without spot and blemish, and the saving work of Christ represented by the offering of the animal on the altar.
  10. Defective animal sacrifices were strictly forbidden, which would be tantamount to blasphemy by analogy.  Heb 9:13‑14, “For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of the heifer, sprinkling these who have been defiled, sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit [omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit in prototype divine dynasphere sustaining Jesus Christ] offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”
  11. The blood of goats and bulls was the soteriology of the ritual plan for Israel.  The high priest made two sacrifices on the Day of Atonement once a year, a young bull for himself and a goat for the people.  The blood of each was carried separately into the Holy of Holies and sprinkled on the Mercy Seat, covering the Ark of the Covenant containing three articles representing sin.  The flanking cherubs, representing God’s righteousness and justice, in effect look down on that blood and declare “Satisfied!”
  12. The ashes of the heifer refers to the rebound offering in the ritual plan of God for Israel.
  13. The blood of Christ includes reconciliation, redemption, propitiation, unlimited atonement, imputation, and justification, i.e., the entire saving work of Christ on the cross.
  14. Jesus Christ was able to remain impeccable (without blemish) by remaining inside the prototype divine dynasphere where He was sustained by the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit.
  15.   Being tied to “dead works” makes the believer a loser, thinking works is the Christian way of life.  Works are the result of spiritual advance, but are not the means of spirituality or spiritual growth.
  16.   The impeccability of Christ includes the fact that His humanity remained inside the prototype divine dynasphere during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  This includes our Lord’s six hours on the cross.
  17. During the first three hours, the human race demonstrated the quintessence of their evil in Judaism, Hellenism, and Romanism.  The antagonism and concentrated bile toward our Lord was almost beyond description, accompanied by the most intense physical suffering.
  18. But those first three hours were nothing compared to our Lord’s last three hours on the cross when He was judged for our sins.  Only then did He scream out, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
  19. Rom 8:32, “He that spared not His own Son but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him freely give us all things?”  Providing salvation for us was far more difficult for God the Father than providing our logistical grace support and blessing.
  20.           The perfect impeccable humanity of Christ “carried our sins in His own body on the cross,” 1 Pet 2:24.  Furthermore, He endured and remained on the cross facing the greatest temptation to leave the cross, to react to people, to become bitter, vindictive, or full of self‑pity.  But He committed none of these sins of arrogance.  He remained in absolute perfection so that He continued to be the “lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,” the lamb “without spot and without blemish.”
  21.   This means Jesus Christ remained inside the prototype divine dynasphere where He was sustained by two factors, one acquired and one given.
  22. +H was acquired through spiritual growth inside the prototype divine dynasphere.
  23. The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit was given through residence in the prototype divine dynasphere.
  24.   So the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union is a demonstration of an absolute fact and point of doctrine:  the Church Age believer who attains spiritual maturity and lives inside the operational-type divine dynasphere and utilizes +H can endure anything in life!   There is no disaster or prosperity too great for him.
  25.   In order to be an efficacious sacrifice for sin, Jesus Christ had to remain in a state of sinless perfection.  He was and is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
  26.   Rev 5:12 records what the angelic college of heralds and the angelic order of battle will sing when they gather in the future. “They sang fortissimo, ‘The Lamb who has been sacrificed is worthy to receive power and prosperity [riches] and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.’”
  27.   Receiving power is the result of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  This explains how the omnipotence of Jesus Christ is involved in our resurrection, as well as the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit and the omnipotence of God the Father.  A tremendous amount of power has been delegated to Jesus Christ in Hypostatic Union whereby He is able to “subdue all things to Himself” (Phil 3:21).
  28. The prosperity or riches refers to the present award of the third royal patent to our Lord.  We enjoy some of that prosperity when we attain the tactical victory of spiritual maturity.
  29. “Wisdom” is a reference to the humanity of Christ attaining spiritual maturity inside the prototype divine dynasphere during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  “Might” refers to Christ’s rule of the world at the Second Advent, the result of His strategic victory in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  “Honor” is the award of our Lord’s third royal patent after His ascension and session.  “Glory” belongs to Him as the ruler of the royal family of God during the Church Age, as the ruler of the world during the Millennium, and as the ruler of Israel from the Second Advent into eternity.  “Blessing” is the election of the royal family of God to accompany our Lord’s third royal patent.
  30. Angels in the future will sing about this.  But we as believers in this great Church Age have the opportunity of functioning under this principle, of practicing it, of utilizing divine power never made available before in any other dispensation, in order that we might have the greatest invisible impact as a part of the pivot.

 

  1. The Expression of Christ’s Substitutionary Spiritual Death.
  2. Substitutionary spiritual death is dramatized in the three original languages of Scripture:  Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
  3. During the last three hours on the cross, while being judged for our sins, our Lord uttered the sentence, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”  That sentence was first prophesied in the Hebrew, was actually spoken by our Lord in Aramaic, and was translated into Greek for the New Testament.
  4. Hebrew:  Ps 22:1 says ELI ELI LAMA AZABTANI.
  5. The vocative ELI, meaning “My God” is addressed to one person only: God the Father.  In the grammar of the Hebrew, the repetition of a noun is an idiom for intensity, and expresses the highest quality under two categories:

(1)  The highest quality of a person:  God the Father.

(2)  The highest quality of the two attributes of God the Father involved in the substitutionary spiritual death of Christ:  the omnipotence of the Father who called for the printout of all our sins and imputed them to Christ on the cross, and the justice of the Father who judged our sins when they were imputed to Christ on the cross.

  1. LAMA is a prepositional phrase literally translated “for what reason;” idiomatically, “why.”  This phrase is used to introduce a rhetorical question for the communication of Bible doctrine related to the substitutionary spiritual death of Christ on the cross.
  2. The qal perfect second masculine singular of the Hebrew verb AZAB is very important, for it means this was addressed to ONE person only, God the Father.  AZAB means “to abandon or to forsake” in the qal stem.  Our Lord’s humanity was abandoned by God the Father during the last three hours on the cross because He was under the judgment of substitutionary spiritual death.
  3. In the context of Ps 22, the second masculine singular of the verb AZAB refers to God the Father.  The first masculine singular suffix on the verb refers to God the Son, translated “Me.”  He was the only One ever qualified to be our sin offering.
  4. The answer to “why have You forsaken Me” is found in two words in Ps 22:3, ATAH QODOSH, translated “You are holy.”  Holiness refers to the absolute and perfect integrity of God, composed of divine righteousness and divine justice.  God’s perfect righteousness can have nothing to do with sin; therefore, God the Father had to judge the sins of the world because His perfect righteousness rejected and condemned them.  So the justice of the Father judged our sins as they were imputed to Christ on the cross.  So the first reason Christ was forsaken was a part of the plan of God, in that the Father can have nothing to do with sin and must judge it.
  5. Ps 22:6 gives a second explanation as to why our Lord was forsaken on the cross:  ANOKI TOLA, translated “but I am a worm.”  TOLA refers to the coccus iliacus worm, which was harvested in the ancient world to be crushed in large vats, for the purpose of using its blood for the crimson dye which colored kings’ robes.  So on the cross, the perfect, impeccable humanity of Christ was crushed with the judgment of our sins during the most concentrated three hours of intense suffering the world has ever known.  Hence the blood of Christ is used to manufacture the robes of royalty, i.e., of the royal family of God.  The royal robe you wear is the imputed perfect righteousness of God, qualifying you to live with God forever.
  6. The Aramaic and Greek are both found in Mt 27:46.  “And about the ninth hour [3 p.m. Roman time] Jesus shouted with a loud voice, ‘ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?’ that is [correctly translated], ‘My God, My God, why have you forsaken [abandoned] Me?’”
  7. Again, ELI repeated is the vocative “My God,” addressed to God the Father.  LAMA SABACHTHANI is translated “why have You forsaken Me?”
  8. The Semitic language of Aramaic is most nearly related to Hebrew and Phoenician languages, and is merely a different dialect.  Aramaic originated in Aram (Mesopotamia) and spread to the northwest.  The eastern form of the dialect is called Syriac or Syrian.  Aramaic was mistakenly called Chaldean because it was spoken by the Chaldeans in Daniel.  Dan 2:4‑7:28 is written in Aramaic.  Our Lord spoke a Galilean Aramaic.  Aramaic is a close cognitive but not a derivative of Hebrew.  In the Old Testament, Aramaic is found not only in Daniel, but also in Ezra 4:8‑6:18 and 7:12‑26.  Aramaic was the diplomatic and official language of the Persian Empire from B.C. 550‑450.
  9. Next in Mt 27:46 is a Greek idiom translated “this is [correctly translated].”  Then the sentence is repeated in the Greek: THEI MOU THEI MOU HINANTI ME EGKATELIPES (from egkataleipo).
  10. The doubling of the vocative is a semitism in the Greek, and so again indicates a person of highest quality and superior attributes.
  11. The interrogative adverb HINANTI means “why” or “for what purpose.”  This introduces a rhetorical question; our Lord understood the answer, but He uttered this question because we did not.
  12. The second person singular aorist active indicative from EGKATALEIPO is also translated “abandon.”  The subject is in the singular, because only God the Father abandoned God the Son.  The Holy Spirit remained with Him, sustaining Him in the prototype divine dynasphere.
  13. So the third reason for Jesus Christ being forsaken on the cross is so that we can have eternal life.

 

  1. The Two Judicial Imputations Related to the Cross.
  2. There are two categories of imputations:  real and judicial imputations.
  3. A real imputation is defined as the omnipotence and justice of God imputing under the principle of antecedence and affinity.  Examples: the imputation of human life to the human soul at birth, and the imputation of Adam’s original sin to the genetically‑formed old sin nature.
  4. There are two factors in a real imputation.  Factor one is what is imputed from the omnipotence or justice of God; e.g., human life and Adam’s original sin.  Factor two is the home or target for the imputation; e.g., the human soul and the old sin nature.
  5. In a judicial imputation, the omnipotence and justice of God imputes what is not antecedently one’s own.  There is no antecedence and no affinity between what is imputed and the target.  Examples of this are the imputation of all personal sins of the human race to Jesus Christ on the cross, and the imputation of God’s perfect righteousness to the believer at salvation.
  6. The moment we believe in Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit creates in us a human spirit so that a real imputation can be performed when God the Father imputes eternal life to our human spirit.
  7. Since no antecedence exists in a judicial imputation, great emphasis is placed on both the omnipotence and the integrity of God.
  8. In the first judicial imputation, there is no affinity or antecedence between our personal sins and the perfection of the humanity of Christ.  In the second judicial imputation, there is no affinity or antecedence between divine perfect righteousness imputed at salvation and any righteousness we possess.  “Our righteousnesses are as filthy rags in His sight,” Isa 64:6.
  9. In 2 Cor 5:21, both of these judicial imputations are mentioned.  In the sequence of this verse we first have the judicial imputation in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union; stated second is the judicial imputation in the great power experiment of the Church Age.  “He [God the Father] made Him [Jesus Christ] who knew no sin to be sin on behalf of us [as a substitute for us], in order that we might become the righteousness of God by means of Him [Jesus Christ].”
  10. The Doctrine of Impeccability is that portion of Christology which contends and rightly proves that Jesus Christ during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union did not sin though He was tempted in His humanity to a greater extent than anyone in all of human history.  The first Adam in the Garden was temptable and peccable ‑ capable of sinning.  But Jesus Christ, the last Adam, was temptable but impeccable in Hypostatic Union.  As humanity, He was “able not to sin” because He remained inside the prototype divine dynasphere throughout His entire lifetime on earth, including during His time on the cross.
  11. In Hypostatic Union, our Lord’s humanity was inseparably united with His deity.  His humanity remained inside the prototype divine dynasphere under the enabling power of God the Holy Spirit.  Therefore, the union of undiminished deity and true humanity in one person forever guarantees the status quo of both categories of His impeccability:  His deity was not able to sin; His humanity was able not to sin through living inside the prototype divine dynasphere.
  12. Heb 4:15, “He was tempted in all points like as we are, yet apart from sin.”  1 Pet 2:22, “who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth.”  Heb 7:26 describes Jesus Christ at the termination of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, when He had ascended, as being “holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted in the heavens.”  1 Jn 3:5, “Indeed you know that He was revealed [First Advent] in order that He might carry our sins.  In fact, sin is not in Him.”
  13. Our Lord endured far greater temptations than we can even appreciate or understand, but “sin is not in Him.”  No wonder He was qualified to go to the cross and become a sin offering.
  14. The second half of 2 Cor 5:21 refers to the judicial imputation of perfect righteousness to us.  Every Church Age believer at the moment of salvation through faith in Christ receives the judicial imputation of perfect righteousness.  That imputation has three results.

(1) Justification.

(2) Becoming the object of divine personal love.

(3) Daily logistical grace support and blessing to both winners and losers alike, because both have the perfect righteousness of God!!  This is the basis for our blessing, not the things we do.  We are imperfect and still have an old sin nature.  God could not possibly bless us on the basis of who and what we are without compromising His essence.  Instead, His justice imputes all blessing down the grace pipeline to the perfect righteousness of God in us.

  1. In the equation of the plan of God, X + Y + Z, the first judicial imputation plus the second judicial imputation equals the second potential of great escrow blessings from God.  When doctrine is added, there is the realization of Hope Two, which is absolute confidence that upon reaching spiritual maturity, we will receive our escrow blessings for time.  Y[J1 + J2 = P2 + BD = Hope 2] +

 

  1. The Reason for Our Lord’s Strength on the Cross.
  2. There were two sources of strength for the humanity of Christ while He was on the cross:
  3. The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit related to living inside the prototype divine dynasphere.  He had always lived inside the prototype divine dynasphere during the incarnation, and especially remained inside the prototype divine dynasphere while on the cross being judged for our sins.  Therefore, He remained perfect throughout that judgment.  So the first source for His strength was the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit.
  4. The +H of God.
  5. Omnipotence of the Holy Spirit.
  6. The Holy Spirit was given without limitation to the humanity of Christ during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  Jn 3:34, “For He [Jesus Christ in great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union] whom the Father has sent teaches the doctrines from God [communicates the proclamations of God], for He [God the Father] gives the Holy Spirit without limitation.”
  7. The power of the Holy Spirit was utilized by the humanity of Christ during the entire time of the previous dispensation, the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit was administered to the humanity of Christ inside the prototype divine dynasphere; a principle and system available also to us, only during this dispensation (great power experiment of the Church Age).
  8. Therefore, our Lord had to remain inside the prototype divine dynasphere for the filling of the Spirit and for the perpetuation of His impeccability during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  Rom 1:4, “Who [Jesus Christ] was demonstrated the Son of God by means of power belonging to the Holy Spirit by means of resurrection from the dead.. .. Jesus Christ our Lord.”  Christ was demonstrated (as in an experiment) the Son of God by means of omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit.
  9. During the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, our Lord’s humanity functioned under the power of the Spirit constantly.  Mt 4:1, “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tested by the devil [evidence testing].”
  10. Mt 12:28, “If I cast out demons by the Spirit of God [and I do] . . .”  This shows that instead of using His own omnipotence, our Lord relied on the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere.  Lk 4:14, “And Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit.”
  11. So the humanity of Christ resided in the prototype divine dynasphere during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  This is tantamount to the filling of the Spirit, plus walking by means of the Spirit ‑ the two mandates given to us by Paul in Eph 5:18 and Gal 5:16.  Both are executed inside the divine dynasphere.
  12. Under the true doctrine of kenosis, our Lord restricted the independent use of His deity in keeping with the Father’s plan for the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  Therefore, the humanity of Christ functioned under the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere.
  13. This explains our Lord’s source of strength on the cross, as taught by Heb 9:12‑14.  Verse 12, “And not through the blood of goats and young bulls, but by means of His own blood He entered the Holy of Holies once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.”

(1)  The physical death of animal sacrifices was a training aid teaching the substitutionary spiritual death of Christ on the cross.

(2)  Jesus Christ entered the third heaven, analogous to the Holy of Holies, as a result of His victory of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, His saving work on the cross.  Entrance into the Holy of Holies is tantamount to His physical death, burial, resurrection, ascension, session, and the award of His third royal patent.

(3)  Having this third royal title without a royal family necessitated the extension of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union into the Church Age.  The great power experiment of the Church Age is designed for the election of the royal family of God to accompany and complement our Lord’s strategic victory on the cross.  The humanity of Christ in Hypostatic Union now resides in the third heaven, awaiting the completion of the great power experiment of the Church Age.

  1. Heb 9:13 teaches the shadow cleansing during the Age of Israel.  (See points 9 and 12 for other explanations of verses 13‑14.)  “For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling those who have been defiled, sanctify for the purifying of the flesh,”

(1)  The ashes from the red heifer are mentioned in Num 19:9.  This offering was related to ceremonial uncleanness, such as leprosy, and is tantamount to the rebound offering.

(2)  Two categories of ceremonial cleansing are mentioned in this protasis of a first class condition:  the cleansing of sin at salvation (blood of goats and bulls] and the cleansing of sin at rebound (ashes of the heifer).

(3)  This protasis depicts purification in ceremonial cleansing practiced during the dispensation of Israel.  But the real cleansing took place during the dispensation of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, as found in the apodosis of verse 14.

  1.   Heb 9:14, “How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”

(1)  Animals went to the altar as unwilling sacrifices, which made the horns on the altar necessary, to which the animals were tied.  However, our Lord was a willing sacrifice.  His volition was involved, Heb 10:4‑10.  Animal sacrifices were involuntary; our Lord’s sacrifice was a voluntary sin offering.

(2)  “Offered Himself without blemish” is so important because it teaches that our Lord remained impeccable throughout the judgment of our sins on the cross; a perfect, efficacious sin offering.

(3)  Since all the work of salvation was accomplished by the Lord and none of our works can be added to it, one of the things that must be purified from the conscience (norms and standards, a part of our right lobes) is our dead works.

(4)  Note the surprising fact that the purification mentioned is not from sin, but from dead works.  This means that the saving work of Christ not only purifies us from sin, but since He did all the work of salvation, His work also purges and purifies our conscience from dead works.

(5)  Your conscience must have true norms and standards, acquired from learning Bible doctrine.  True norms and standards start with the fact that you cannot be saved or blessed or receive anything else from God by anything you can do by way of your good works.  Grace excludes human works, which are dead works.  Dead works is synonymous most of the time with being made to feel guilty by others.

(6)  The purpose of this cleansing of your conscience from dead works is to “serve the living God.”  Note it’s not works, but service.  Service is the ministry of God the Holy Spirit related to your stage of spiritual growth.  Christian service is the result of spiritual growth, the follow‑through of a correct “swing.”  As in the analogy, Christian service is not something you need to strive for and focus on; it will automatically occur with spiritual growth.

(7)  The great power experiment of the Church Age depends upon utilizing divine power, not human power.

(8)  Serving God is the execution of the protocol plan of God.  Therefore, serving God cannot be performed through the dead works of legalism.

(9)  When our Lord was being judged for the sins of the world, He did not suddenly become sinful in being made sin for us.  Jesus Christ remained in a state of perfection during the entire three hours when He was bearing our sins on the cross.  He remained perfect, as the analogy also teaches.  The animal didn’t suddenly develop a spot or blemish while dying.

(10)  Therefore, our Lord’s spiritual death on the cross is not the same as our spiritual death at birth.  At the point of physical birth, all members of the human race have real spiritual death through the imputation of Adam’s original sin to the genetically‑formed old sin nature.  Real spiritual death is defined as separation from God in a state of total depravity, totally helpless to gain any approbation from God through any talent or power we may have.

(11)  While being judged for our sins on the cross, Jesus suffered substitutionary spiritual death, which is defined as separation from God in a state of absolute perfection.  It lasted for three hours.

  1.   Just as our Lord was sustained on the cross during those three hours of judgment by the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit, so we in the Church Age are the only believers in history who have that same fantastic power available to us.
  2. The Use of the Greatest Problem-solving Device, +H.
  3. The second source of our Lord’s strength to endure the cross came from +H, i.e., sharing the happiness of God, one of the four great problem-solving devices of spiritual adulthood.
  4. Our Lord’s humanity attained spiritual adulthood inside the prototype divine dynasphere.  Lk 2:40, “Now the child continued to grow [physically] and become strong, becoming full of wisdom, and the grace of God was upon Him.”  “Becoming full of wisdom” is tantamount to maximum metabolization of Bible doctrine, so that inside the prototype divine dynasphere, He fulfilled all eight gates.
  5. Jn 1:14, “And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us, and we beheld His glory, the unique One from the Father, full of grace and truth [Bible doctrine].”  So our Lord attained +H through the momentum of metabolized doctrine in the prototype divine dynasphere.
  6. Heb 12:2, “Be concentrating on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our [Church Age] doctrine, who because of His exhibited happiness, He endured the cross, having disregarded the shame, and He sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

(1)  We are ordered to concentrate on how our Lord handled the most intense suffering in history by the use of +H as a problem-solving device.

(2)  The believer with +H can handle the most intense suffering in life and pass evidence testing.  Mature believers can endure anything.

(3)  The four problem-solving devices derive maximum benefit from suffering for blessing.

(4)  Our Lord endured the suffering of bearing our sins in a state of perfect happiness.  And this was demonstrated on the cross.  The mature believer with +H will not fall apart under pressure.  He demonstrated the dynamics of +H over all tragedy, suffering, and adversity.

(5)  “Having disregarded the shame” emphasizes our Lord’s ability to disregard the disgrace of being judged for our sins, of being identified with and associated with our sins, and remain on the cross in a state of perfection and perfect happiness.  Our Lord resisted the temptation to sin while bearing our sins.

 

  1. Application from Christ’s Saving Work on the Cross, Rom 8:31‑32.
  2. Rom 8:31 is a doctrinal conclusion from the great power experiment of the Church Age; verse 32 is a doctrinal conclusion from the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union in the form of an a fortiori.
  3. Verse 31 teaches that metabolized doctrine forces conclusions. “Therefore, with reference to these things, to what conclusion are we forced?  If God is for us [and He is], who shall be against us?”
  4. Verse 32 introduces an a fortiori, which is a Latin prepositional phrase that means “with stronger reason.”  It is a system of logic.  It is a system of using comparison between something that is greater and something that is lesser; or it is used to indicate something that is more difficult and compare it with something that is less difficult.  So a fortiori is a system of logic related to inference and comparison.
  5. Here in verse 32, the format of a fortiori takes a fact of Bible doctrine, one related to the greater difficulty of the cross, and compares it with another fact of Bible doctrine, the lesser difficulty of providing divine power and blessing for the believer in the Church Age.  In other words, which is the most difficult:  the justice of God the Father judging all sins in Christ on the cross, or the justice of God the Father in sending support and blessing for life to winners and losers alike?  Obviously, the most difficult thing God the Father ever did was to use His omnipotence to impute the sins of the world to Christ on the cross, and then to use His justice to judge those sins!
  6. If the omnipotence of God the Father accomplished the most difficult at the cross, it follows, a fortiori, that the omnipotence of God the Father can accomplish the least difficult, the provision of our very own portfolio of invisible assets.
  7. It is much more difficult for the omnipotence of God the Father to impute our sins to the impeccable humanity of Christ on the cross and judge them than for the omnipotence of God the Father to provide our portfolio of invisible assets and logistical grace during the great power experiment of the Church Age.
  8. If a fact with greater degree of difficulty is certain, this passage says that it follows that a fact of lesser degree of difficulty is inescapable!
  9. If the omnipotence of God the Father has the power to impute our sins to Christ on the cross, it follows, a fortiori, that the omnipotence of God the Father has the power to provide for the believer both in time and in eternity.  So you have the greatest security package in all of history!
  10. Verse 32, “The God, who did not even spare His own Son, but delivered Him over to judgment instead of all of us [in place of all of us, on behalf of all of us], how shall He not also with Him graciously give to us the all things [our portfolio of invisible assets]?”
  11.   If the greater benefit has been given during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, it follows a fortiori, that God will not withhold the lesser benefit during the great power experiment of the Church Age or in the eternal future.  This means you have a greater set of assets as an individual believer than anyone who ever lives outside the Church Age, including the perfect era of the Millennium.  You have something far greater!

 

  1. Christ’s Unique Physical Death on the Cross.
  2. The purpose of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union had been completed when our Lord was judged for the sins of the world.  He anticipated the fact that He would die physically when His work was completed.
  3. However, the physical death of the humanity of Christ was unique because of the trichotomous separation of His body, soul, and spirit.  When we die, our soul and spirit together leave our body and go to heaven.  But our Lord’s death was the only case in human history where the two immaterial parts, the soul and spirit, were also separated.
  4. Jn 19:28, “After this [substitutionary spiritual death of Jesus Christ], Jesus, knowing that all things had already been finished, in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled [Ps 69:21], He said ‘I am thirsty.’”  This was spoken only from His humanity, and is indicative of intense suffering.
  5. Jn 19:29, “Now a jar of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of wine on a branch of hyssop and brought it to His mouth.”
  6. Hyssop is like a sponge.  It was used to sprinkle the blood of animal sacrifices in Israel.  Hyssop was first used to sprinkle the blood of the Passover lamb on the sides and top of the door in Egypt before the Exodus.  Hyssop was also used in the ceremony of purifying lepers in Lev 14:4‑7.  Hyssop was used in the ordinance of ceremonial purification of a person who had touched a corpse (analogous to spiritual death), Num 19:1ff.
  7. Wine is related to several things.  First, less than twenty-four hours before this, He had picked up wine and said, “This represents my blood which is shed for you.”  Though called wine, it was unfermented grape juice since it was drunk during the Passover.
  8. Jn 19:30, “Therefore, when Jesus had received the G.I. wine, He said, ‘It [the purpose of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union: salvation] is finished!’  And having pushed His head forward, He delivered up His human spirit.”
  9. Jesus pushed His head forward on purpose, so that we would know there was nothing special about His literal blood.  That position caused all His blood to pool in the chest cavity, so that when the Roman soldier thrust a spear into His chest cavity, out came “blood and water” i.e., blood and serum, the natural result of normal separating and layering of blood in a dead person who has not bled to death.  Hence, Jesus did not bleed to death.
  10. More details of this are given in Lk 23:46:  “And Jesus, having enunciated with a loud voice said, ‘Father, into Your hands, I deposit My spirit.’  Then having said this, He expired.”
  11. In His unique trichotomous separation, our Lord’s human body went into the grave (Lk 23:50‑53), His human spirit went into the presence of the Father in the third heaven (Lk 23:46; Jn 19:30), and His human soul went to Hades in the heart of the earth.
  12. Hades is the place where all members of the human race, prior to our Lord’s resurrection, departed at physical death.
  13. Hades has four compartments.

(1)  Paradise, or Abraham’s Bosom, where all believers went.  The Great Gulf Fixed, divides Paradise from the rest.

(2)  Torments, where all unbelievers reside from the beginning of time until the Great White Throne judgment.

(3)  Tartarus, the prison of the angels of Gen 6.

(4)  The Abyss, the prison of certain rebellious angels.

  1. Our Lord said to the dying thief on the cross next to Him, “Today shalt thou be with Me in Paradise,”  Lk 23:43.
  2. That our Lord’s human soul would go to Hades was prophesied in Ps 16:10.  It is a matter of record in Acts 2:27, 31; Eph 4:9.
  3. According to Lk 16:22, Paradise is where all believers, from Adam and Eve to believers saved just before our Lord’s resurrection, went after physical death.  However, with the resurrection of our Lord, all these believers were transferred to the third heaven.
  4. According to Lk 16:23, Torments is still occupied with all unbelievers since the beginning of time.  At the end of the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ, Rev 20 says, “Hades shall deliver up its dead.”  There will be a second resurrection in which all unbelievers will be brought before the Great White Throne, judged, and cast into the Lake of Fire forever.
  5. Tartarus is the location of the fallen angels who sought to infiltrate the human race in Gen 6:4.  They are called in the Hebrew NEPHILIM, meaning fallen ones.  They are angels who, at that time, were capable of sexual activity, so that their procreation with human women caused the half‑human half‑angelic people who became the early heroes told about in Greek mythology.  They are also mentioned in 2 Pet 2:4 as “residing in Hades.”  They are confined in Tartarus until the last judgment of angels.
  6. When the soul of Jesus Christ was in Paradise, we learn from 1 Pet 3 that the Holy Spirit sustained His soul while He went down to Tartarus and made a victorious proclamation, telling those fallen angels that they did not succeed in their bold attempt to destroy the true humanity and so frustrate the First Advent.
  7. The Abyss is a barracks in Hades, where the three great demon armies of Rev 9 are located.  They violated the rules of the historical phase of the angelic conflict, and therefore they are not available to Satan until the middle of the Tribulation, when they will be released.  The king or ruler of these three armies is called Abaddon in the Hebrew, Apollyon in the Greek (Rev 9:11).
  8. The final hell where all unbelievers and fallen angels will reside is called Tophet in the Hebrew, Gehenna in the Greek; i.e., the Lake of Fire.

 

  1. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Great Power Experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  2. In the bodily, physical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, two categories of divine power were used.  Our Lord could have used His own power, but instead He permitted the power of the Father and that of the Holy Spirit to act as agents in His resurrection.
  3. The omnipotence of God the Father restored our Lord’s human spirit from the third heaven to His body in the grave, and thereby became an agent in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Acts 2:24; Rom 6:4; Eph 1:20; Col 2:12; 1 Thes 1:10; 1 Pet 1:21.
  4. The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit restored our Lord’s human soul in Hades to His body in the grave, and thereby became the second agent in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Rom 1:4, 8:11; 1 Pet 3:18.
  5. The power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is now available to every believer as new spiritual species, as royal family of God.  Furthermore, this power is available to us now, not when we die, in order that we may execute the most exciting and unusual plan God ever designed for believers in history.  This is because the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union has been extended into the Church Age.
  6. In the Church Age, the omnipotence of God the Father is available to us through our portfolio of invisible assets.  In effect, God the Father administers our portfolio of invisible assets which He Himself provided long before anything was created.
  7. In the Church Age, the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit is available to us through the divine dynasphere.  Just as He sustained the humanity of Christ inside His prototype divine dynasphere, the Holy Spirit now sustains the believer inside the operational-type divine dynasphere.
  8. Jesus Christ as eternal God had the power to raise His own humanity from the dead.  However, during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, our Lord voluntarily restricted the independent use of His own divine attributes (including omnipotence) in compliance with the Father’s plan for the Incarnation.
  9. Jn 10:17‑18, “For this reason the Father loves Me because I lay down My life that I may receive it again.”  We learned from Jn 19 that our Lord did give up His own physical life simply by exhaling and not inhaling again.  He received His life again in resurrection.  This is without precedent in the Old Testament.  Verse 18, “No one has taken it from Me, but I lay it down from the source of Myself.  I have the power to lay it down, and I have the power to receive it again.  This mandate I received from the Father.”
  10. Our Lord had the power to dismiss His human spirit into the presence of the Father and His soul into the presence of the Holy Spirit.  The humanity of Christ in Hypostatic Union utilized the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere to lay down His life as a sin offering.  After that was finished, He had the power to dismiss His spirit and His soul.  He also had the power to receive His human life again in resurrection.
  11. The Father’s mandate is the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, including the salvation plan of God.
  12. While Jesus Christ could have used His own omnipotence at the cross and delivered Himself at any time during the greatest suffering in all of human history, He instead depended upon two factors outside of Himself:  the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere, and +H, provided by the Father as a problem-solving device but developed through His own momentum inside the prototype divine dynasphere.
  13. While Jesus Christ could have used His own power to raise Himself from the dead, He relied instead upon the power of God the Father who restored His human spirit to His body in the grave, and upon the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit who restored His human soul to His body in the grave.
  14. During our Lord’s death, burial, resurrection, Jesus Christ did not use His own omnipotence to benefit Himself, to provide for Himself, to raise Himself from the dead, or to glorify Himself.
  15.   Under the doctrine of kenosis, Jesus Christ did not use His own divine attributes to function independently of the Father’s plan for the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  16. All during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, including His deaths on the cross, burial and resurrection, our Lord’s omnipotence continued to hold the universe together and to perpetuate human history.  Col 1:17, “And by Him all things hold together.”  Heb 1:3, “upholding all things by the Word of His power.”
  17.   The same divine power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is now available to every believer for the execution of the protocol plan of God.
  18.   Furthermore, the divine omnipotence that raised Jesus Christ from the dead will resurrect every Church Age believer at the Rapture of the Church.  For those who are “dead in Christ,” the omnipotence of God the Father will resurrect them from the dead.  For those who are alive at the Rapture, the omnipotence of the Spirit will provide a resurrection body.  1 Cor 15:52 says they will “be changed in a moment, in the winking of an eye.”
  19.   Between the resurrection of Christ and the resurrection of the Church is the greatest power period in all of human history.
  20.   The resurrection of Jesus Christ terminated the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  Forty days after His resurrection He ascended and was seated at the right hand of the Father, which caused the interruption of the dispensation of Israel for the insertion of the Church Age.  All our precedence comes, not from the Old Testament, but from the thirty-three years of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  21.   When the great power experiment of the Church Age is completed, it will have been the most concentrated period of power in all human history; power available to every ordinary believer regardless of any human factor.
  22.   1 Pet 1:3‑5, “Blessed be the God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope [Hope 1,2,3] through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead [Hope 3], to an inheritance which is incorruptible and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you who are guarded by the power of God through doctrine for a deliverance, ready to be revealed in the last time.”
  23.   Phil 3:10 teaches the four things every believer must know.  “That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering, having become like Christ with reference to His death.”
  24. To “know Him” refers to the three categories of spiritual adulthood:  spiritual self-esteem, spiritual autonomy, and spiritual maturity.
  25. The “power of His resurrection” refers to the omnipotence of God the Father and omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit, now available to every believer.
  26. The “fellowship of His suffering” does not refer to suffering as a result of bad decisions under the law of volitional responsibility or suffering from divine discipline.  This refers to the three categories of suffering for blessing:  providential preventative suffering, momentum testing, and evidence testing.  These unique systems of suffering for blessing were first experienced by the humanity of Christ during the previous dispensation of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  They are now available to us, and designed for blessing!  The greatest sufferings in life are designed for blessing that staggers the imagination.
  27. The final clause refers to the unique problem-solving devices, first used by Jesus Christ.  The ultimate use in the problem-solving devices came in our Lord’s use of Hope 2 and 3, impersonal love, personal love, and +H while on the cross, being judged for our sins.  These are used to meet the greatest disasters in life.

 

  1. The Termination of the Great Power Experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  2. The termination of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union begins with the ascension of Jesus Christ.  Ascension is that doctrine of Christology pertaining to our Lord’s transfer of residence from planet earth to heaven in Hypostatic Union in His resurrection body.
  3. Both the ascension and session occurred in our Lord’s resurrection body.
  4. Both the resurrection and ascension combine to form the climax of our Lord’s strategic victory in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  5. The ascension of Jesus Christ is based on the capabilities of His resurrection body, which is capable of both horizontal and vertical travel.  His horizontal travel included His forty days on the earth after His resurrection.  His vertical travel included our Lord’s ascension into the third heaven just ten days before the Church Age began, traveling billions and billions of light years into the presence of God the Father.  The ascension of Jesus Christ demonstrated how the resurrection body moved vertically with ease through the atmosphere of earth, into space past billions of galaxies, into the third heaven.
  6. Upon arrival in the third heaven, our Lord’s humanity was seated at the right hand of the Father and awarded His third royal patent.
  7. Just before the ascension of our Lord, He prophesied the coming of the Church Age as the extension of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  8. First, He prophesied the baptism of the Holy Spirit by which the extension is performed in Acts 1:5.  “For John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit a few days from now.”
  9. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the means of receiving the power or omnipotence of God, according to Acts 1:8, in which our Lord continued His prophecy, saying, “You shall receive power [Omnipotence of God the Father, Son, Holy Spirit].”
  10. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the means of creating the new spiritual species for the Church Age.  The purpose of the new spiritual species is the utilization of the 100% available divine power.
  11. In Acts 1:9 the ascension then occurred.  “And after He had said these things, He was lifted up.  And while they were looking on, a cloud received Him out of their sight.”
  12. Then followed the session of Jesus Christ, first prophesied in Ps 110:1, “The Lord said to my Lord, ‘Sit down at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.’”  The session of Jesus Christ is the basis for the award of His third royal patent, and the extension of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union into the Church Age.
  13. Part of the significance of the extension of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union into our Church Age is the 100% availability of divine omnipotence, unique to this dispensation.  Eph 1:19‑20, “And what is the surpassing greatness of His power to us who have believed, which superior power He put into operation by means of Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His own right hand in heavenly places.”
  14. When our Lord received His third royal patent at His session, that opened up a whole new dispensation.  His third royal title became King of kings, Lord of lords, the Bright Morning Star; but He was without a royal family to accompany His new royalty. Therefore, the new dispensation of the Church Age was created for the calling out of a royal family of God.
  15. Therefore, the great power experiment exists in two dispensations:  that of our Lord’s Hypostatic Union (His second royal patent) and that of the Church (His third royal patent).
  16. Heb 10:12, “But this One [Jesus Christ], when He had offered one unique sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God.”
  17.   Therefore, the resurrection, ascension, and session of Jesus Christ is the Father’s public announcement of our Lord’s strategic victory of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  18. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the mechanics for providing a royal family to accompany our Lord’s strategic victory and resultant third royal patent.
  19. The baptism of the Holy Spirit results in the creation of a new spiritual species, necessitated by the great divine power now available.  Only the new spiritual species can utilize such a fantastic availability of divine power.
  20. The baptism of the Holy Spirit also result in the formation of the royal family of God for the purpose of glorifying Him in tactical victory.  Tactical victory comes when the believer who resides inside the divine dynasphere, under the enabling power of the Spirit, and momentum from metabolized doctrine, advances from gate #4 to gate #8 by way of the three categories of spiritual adulthood:  spiritual self-esteem, spiritual autonomy, and spiritual maturity.
  21. Tactical victory includes our cognition of our portfolio of invisible assets related to the omnipotence of God the Father; the daily epistemological rehabilitation related to perception, metabolization, and application of Bible doctrine; living and functioning inside the operational‑type divine dynasphere related to the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit; and the utilization of the four problem-solving devices:  personal love directed toward God, impersonal love directed toward all mankind, hope 2 and 3 directed toward Bible doctrine, and +H directed toward self.
  22.   The session also confirms the victory of our Lord Jesus Christ in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  This was the subject of early preaching at the beginning of the Church Age.
  23. Acts 2:33, “Therefore, having been exalted at the right hand of God…”
  24. Acts 5:31, “He is the One whom God has exalted at His right hand as Prince and Savior.”
  25. Phil 2:9, “Therefore, God has highly exalted Him and given Him a title which is above every title, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, every tongue should confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of the Father.”
  26.   As a result of resurrection, ascension, and session, the humanity of Christ in Hypostatic Union is now superior to all angelic creatures.
  27. Heb 1:13, “But to which of the angels has He said at any time, ‘Sit down at My right hand until I appoint Your enemies a footstool for your feet?’”
  28. 1 Pet 3:22, “Who [Jesus Christ] is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers have been subordinated to Him.”  Although angelic creatures were initially superior to homo sapien by creation, they have now become inferior to the humanity of Christ.
  29. Heb 1:3, “Who [Jesus Christ] being the flashing forth of His glory and the exact image of His essence, also sustained all things by the Word of His power, having Himself accomplished purification of sins, Who was caused to sit down at the right hand of the Majesty on High.”
  30.   Our Lord now has three categories of royalty.
  31. Divine royalty as eternal infinite God.  As the manifest person of the Godhead, Jesus Christ now wears the crown of divine royalty, Rev 14:14.  His title is Son of God.  His royal family is God the Father and God the Holy Spirit.
  32. Jewish royalty as the human son of David.  Matthew gives the genealogy of David’s son Solomon, ending with Joseph, our Lord’s legal father.  The virgin birth cut off Solomon’s line as contributing anything to the true humanity of our Lord, a part of Coniah’s curse.  Luke gives the genealogy of David’s son Nathan, ending with Mary, our Lord’s mother in His virgin birth.  The great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union began with the virgin birth, at which point our Lord’s humanity became Jewish royalty, Rom 1:3‑4.  As Jewish royalty descended from David, our Lord in Hypostatic Union is the fulfillment of the Davidic Covenant, which will be entirely fulfilled during the millennial reign of Jesus Christ.  His Jewish title is Son of David; His royal family is the Davidic dynasty.
  33. Hypostatic Union royalty.  The strategic victory of the Hypostatic Union resulted in what could be called His battlefield royalty after His resurrection, ascension, and session.  During the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, the humanity of Jesus Christ resided in the prototype divine dynasphere resulting in His impeccability, so that He was qualified for a sin offering.  Therefore, the humanity of Christ received the imputation and judgment of the sins of the world on the cross, the basis of our salvation.  As a result of His salvation work on the cross (including His substitutionary spiritual death, unlimited atonement, redemption, reconciliation, propitiation, imputation, justification), our Lord won the strategic victory of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  This includes His execution of the salvation plan of God and becoming a winner in the angelic conflict.  The victory was confirmed by our Lord’s resurrection, ascension, and session.  His title is King of kings, Lord of lords, the Bright Morning Star.  His royal family is now being formed by the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
  34.   The results of the baptism of the Holy Spirit are important.
  35. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the basis for the extension of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union into the Church Age.
  36. It is the basis of the election of the royal family of God.
  37. It is the basis for the creation of the new spiritual species for the utilization of 100% available divine power.
  38. The Church Age believer becomes the heir of God and the joint‑heir with the Son of God.
  39. It is the means of extending to us the greatest assets ever to exist in human history.
  40. It erases all human distinctions and barriers.
  41.   Therefore, the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union fulfilled two functions.
  42. It divided the dispensation of Israel from the Church Age.  It is not only a dividing line, but a dispensation in itself.  It separates the plan of God for Israel (ritual plan of God) from the plan of God for the Church Age (protocol plan of God).  It separates the election of Israel from the election of the Church.  The royal family of God is now being elected.  Under election, all Church Age believers have equal privilege as royal priests, and equal opportunity from receiving logistical grace support.  Under predestination, all Church Age believers have equal privilege from the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and equal opportunity from the provision of our divine dynasphere.
  43. The great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union functioned as its very own dispensation.  This means that the ritual plan of God for the dispensation of Israel has been superseded by the protocol plan of God for the Church Age.  The great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union separates Israel and the Church, so that precedence for the Church Age is taken from the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.

 

  1. The Precedence for the Church Age.
  2. The extension of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union results in the establishing of a Church dispensation.
  3. The great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union had two applications.  It served as a permanent separation between Israel and the Church, and it served as the basis for precedence for the protocol plan of God.  The protocol plan of God is unique for the Church Age.
  4. This forces us to conclude that the protocol plan of God for the Church Age, which supersedes the ritual plan of God for Israel, is not taken from the Old Testament Scripture, including the Mosaic Law.  The Church is a mystery dispensation.
  5. Most reform denominations include the Mosaic Law as a part of the Christian way of life.  Therefore, since the Reformation, there has been very little about what constitutes God’s plan, purpose, and will for the Church Age believer.
  6. Since the baptism of the Holy Spirit, we have a brand new plan, never revealed before, having no precedence from the Old Testament.
  7. The inclusion of the Mosaic Law into the Christian way of life is repudiated in both Romans and Galatians.  The book of Galatians rejects two false doctrines.
  8. Salvation through keeping the Mosaic Law.
  9. Spirituality through keeping the Mosaic Law (morality).
  10. Morality is for both believers and unbelievers as a part of establishment doctrine.  Anything the unbeliever can do cannot be the Christian way of life.  Unbelievers can be very moral.
  11. The reform denominations have introduced a generally accepted legalism which advocates such things as tithing (which was an income tax in the Mosaic Law), Sabbath observance, Sermon on the Mount principles (which refer to the Second Advent, since the Jews rejected Christ as the Messiah in the First Advent), and morality as the basis for spirituality.
  12. The dispensation of Israel provides no precedence for the Church Age.  All precedence for the protocol plan of God is taken from the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  The great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union is the dividing line between Israel and the Church, and separates the two forever as being separate dispensations.
  13.   The baptism of the Holy Spirit never occurred in the Old Testament.  There was neither a new spiritual species nor maximum availability of divine power in the dispensation of Israel.  All previous dispensations divided believers into spiritual giants and spiritual peasants.
  14.   The unique characteristics of the Church Age are all a part of the doctrine of the mystery, and were completely unknown in the Old Testament.  This includes such unique assets as the indwelling of all three members of the Trinity, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, our portfolio of invisible assets, the universal priesthood of the believer, the ambassadorship of every believer, the times of Gentile client nations to God, the equal privilege and equal opportunity of the protocol plan of God; these things are absolutely unique!  You have the same privileges and opportunities as any other believer in this age to advance to maturity!
  15.   In the Age of Israel, no precedence exists for the formation of a royal family of God composed of all believers.  There is no body of Christ, no baptism of the Holy Spirit, no universal priesthood.  There were two specialized priesthoods in the Old Testament:  family priests and Levitical priests.  There was no portfolio of invisible assets.
  16.   The first conclusion is that everything related to the protocol plan of God for the Church Age derives its precedence and authorization from the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  17.   The substitutionary spiritual death of Christ on the cross is the basis for the modus operandi of the protocol plan of God.  The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the basis for the modus vivendi of the protocol plan of God.  There is no resurrection in human history prior to the resurrection of the humanity of Christ in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  18.   The ritual plan of God with its ritual animal sacrifices was authorized by the Mosaic Law.  But the protocol plan of God finds its authorization in the realities of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  The fact that there was no resurrection in the Old Testament is significant.  You cannot mix shadows with reality.  Hebrews says that the ritual plan of God was shadows, pointing to the reality, but not the reality in itself.  Shadows belong to the Old Testament; the realities belong to the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  19.   Distinction must be recognized between resurrection and resuscitation.  In resuscitation, a person is brought back to life but subsequently dies.  In resurrection, the humanity of Christ received an eternal human body which is not subject to death.  The next resurrection will occur at the end of the Church Age with the Rapture.
  20.   The resurrection of Christ, therefore, establishes a precedent for all believer resurrections:  the royal family of God at the Rapture, the Old Testament believers and Tribulational martyrs at the Second Advent, and the millennial believers at the end of the Millennium.
  21.   The power precedence for the Church Age is derived from the resurrection of Christ in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  The omnipotence of God the Father restored our Lord’s human spirit in heaven to His body in the grave, thereby becoming an agent in the unprecedented resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit restored our Lord’s human soul in Hades to His body in the grave, thereby becoming an agent in the unprecedented resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Therefore, precedence for resurrection is established in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, not in the Old Testament!
  22.   The power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is now available to every believer for the execution of the protocol plan of God; the omnipotence of God the Father related to our portfolio of invisible assets, and the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit related to our operational‑type divine dynasphere.
  23. Eph 1:19‑20.
  24. Rom 1:4 documents the fact that precedence for the Church Age goes back to the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  “Who was demonstrated the Son of God by means of power belonging to the Holy Spirit, by means of the resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.”  From the word “demonstrated” we derive our terminology “experiment,” which is defined as the demonstration of known truth or the testing of truth.
  25.   The Apostle Paul communicated the precedence established between the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union and the great power experiment of the Church Age in Phil 3:10 when he said, “That I may come to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.”
  26.   Between the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union and the resurrection of the royal family of God which ends the Church Age is the greatest availability of divine power in all of human history!  It is up to your volition whether you will learn that you might execute the protocol plan of God.
  27.   After His resurrection, ascension, and session, our Lord was awarded His third royal patent, but was without a royal family.  This was also without precedent.  Therefore, God the Father introduced a new dispensation for the calling out (election) of the royal family of God.
  28.   Therefore, the second conclusion is that all precedence and authorization for the protocol plan of God for the Church Age is taken from the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  This includes the fact that the content of the Mosaic Law provides no precedence or authorization for God’s plan for the Church Age.  We learn many things from the Mosaic Law, but not the Christian way of life!
  29.   All doctrine related to the modus operandi of the protocol plan of God is classified as mystery doctrine, which means that none of the unique characteristics of the Church Age are revealed in the Old Testament.  This is taught three times in the New Testament:  Rom 16:25‑26; Eph 3:1‑6; Col 1:25‑26.  The great power experiment of the Church Age was under a blackout; it was neither understood nor revealed to the Old Testament saints.
  30.   Under the doctrine of plenary verbal inspiration, a New Testament Canon had to be written in order to explain two dispensations:  the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union and the great power experiment of the Church Age, and to explain the relationship between these two.  Generally, the record of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union is revealed in the Gospels, though there are extensive prophecies about it in the Old Testament.  Generally, the record of the great power experiment of the Church Age is revealed in the epistles, and the content of the epistles was never revealed in the Old Testament.
  31.   Hence, the third conclusion is that precedence and authorization for the modus vivendi of the Church Age is taken from the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, not from the Mosaic Law or from any Old Testament Scripture.  Furthermore, the Old Testament cannot establish any precedent for the Christian way of life.
  32.   The Old Testament is part of the Canon of Scripture, and has both instructional advantage in epistemological rehabilitation, and applicational advantage after cognition and metabolization of New Testament epistles.
  33.   In 1 Cor 10:11-13, there is a commentary on the importance of the Old Testament.  “Now these things happened to them [Exodus generation] as an example [of the law of volitional responsibility and divine discipline].  Furthermore, they were written for our instruction, upon whom the accomplishment of the ages [by royal family of God] have come.  Therefore, let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall [punitive suffering under the law of volitional responsibility, and divine discipline].  Testing [suffering for blessing] has not caught up with you except the human kind [punitive suffering].  Moreover, God is faithful, who will not permit you to be tested [suffering for blessing] beyond what you are able, but with the testing, He will also provide a way of escape [the ten problem-solving devices] so that you [mature believers] can endure it.”

 

  1. The Protocol Plan of God for the Great Power Experiment of the Church Age.
  2. God is infinitely and eternally perfect.  A perfect God can only devise a perfect plan.  The protocol plan of God is a perfect plan designed for imperfect persons.  But how can anyone design a perfect plan for fools, since fools are so ingenious in destroying such plans?
  3. Imperfect persons cannot contribute to or execute the protocol plan of God through their own personality, ability, self‑sacrifice, works, emotion, talent, or any form of human dynamics.
  4. Perfect God has provided His own perfect power to fulfill the protocol plan of God for the Church Age.  That perfect power excludes human power, human ability, or energy of the flesh.
  5. The perfect power of God and human dynamics are mutually exclusive.  Therefore, there is no place in the protocol plan of God for any form of human dynamics.
  6. Precedence for the provision of divine power is taken from the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  The divine omnipotence available to the humanity of Christ during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union has now become available to every Church Age believer.  Without using what God has provided in grace, there is no way we can take our imperfections, sincerity, emotion, or good deeds, and even come close to executing the protocol plan of God!
  7. The protocol plan of God emphasizes the utilization of divine power, the omnipotence of God.  Protocol emphasizes aristocracy, which is what we are since salvation, and it indicates learning the manners, function, modus operandi, and modus vivendi of the Christian way of life.  It can also be called the unique life, emphasizing the indwelling of all three persons of the Trinity:  God the Father, Eph 4:6; God the Son, Col 1:27; and God the Holy Spirit, 1 Cor 6:19.  It can also be called the lifestyle of wisdom, which emphasizes epistemological rehabilitation after salvation and cognition of the Christian life.
  8. Protocol is the divine plan for you in this Church Age.  Protocol is divine power delegated to each of us as believers so that each of us has the power, ability, and moxie to glorify God in two stages: advance to gate #8, spiritual maturity, and passing evidence testing.
  9. So protocol is the utilization of divine power for the greatest invisible impact in history.  Being invisible means it is the greatest impact of all time.  Outside of the Church Age, all historical impact is very visible.  But this is the only dispensation of no prophecy, only historical trends.  Therefore, our impact is to be invisible.
  10. By definition, protocol is a rigid, long‑established code and procedure, prescribing complete deference to superior rank and authority, followed by strict adherence to due order and precedence, coupled with precisely correct procedure.
  11.   Protocol is a “rigid, long‑established code and procedure” for every Church Age believer as royal family of God.
  12. The protocol code is the divine system for the utilization of divine power whereby every Church Age believer is able to glorify God.
  13. The system for utilizing this is called the divine dynasphere, derived from the Greek words DUNAMIS (power) plus SPHEIA (sphere).  Inside the divine dynasphere, the believer functions under two categories of divine power:  the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit and the power of Bible doctrine.
  14. Therefore, the long‑established code is summarized in the believer’s day by day residence inside the divine dynasphere, under the enabling power of the Spirit, and momentum from metabolized doctrine.
  15. The rigid, long‑established code is based on the fact that God has only one way of doing a thing:  the right way.  The right way is compatible with the divine attributes, including the delegated power of omnipotence.
  16. Therefore, in God’s plan, a wrong thing done in a wrong way is wrong.  A right thing done in a wrong way is wrong.  A wrong thing done in a right way is wrong.  Only a right thing done in a right way is right; i.e., God’s perfect plan must use perfect power for its execution.  A right thing can only be done in a right way through the utilization of divine power inside the divine dynasphere.
  17. Under the protocol plan of God, the end does not justify the means unless the means is the function of divine power inside the divine dynasphere.  Both cause and effect, antecedent and procedure, means and end must comply with the utilization of divine power, which is always confined to the divine dynasphere, the only place of the filling of the Spirit.
  18. The humanity of Christ during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union utilized the prototype divine dynasphere.  We now have available to us the operational‑type divine dynasphere.
  19. The procedure for the Church Age believer ‑ a right thing done in a right way ‑ is the believer’s residence, function, and momentum inside the divine dynasphere.  This procedure is the only place and the only way for the utilization of divine power for the fulfillment of the protocol plan of God and the glorification of God.
  20. This procedure cannot function in your life as a believer unless you understand and use the most basic problem-solving device:  the rebound technique of 1 Jn 1:9.  When we sin, we are outside the divine dynasphere.  When we rebound (name that sin), we reenter the divine dynasphere through gate #1, the filling of the Spirit.  We name or cite our sin(s) to God ‑ the only legitimate function of our priesthood outside the divine dynasphere ‑ and we are instantly forgiven since those sins were already judged on the cross.
  21. Inside the divine dynasphere, the believer is under two categories of delegated power:  the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit (gate #1) and metabolized doctrine (#4).  This fulfills the principle of doing a right thing in a right way.  The filling of the Spirit is the means; the perception of Bible doctrine is the result and the momentum for the Christian life.
  22. The believer who flunks the procedure test functions in Satan’s cosmic system.  The creature power of Satan is based on energy plus arrogance.  The creature power of mankind is based on arrogance of self-improvement.  The believer in the cosmic system has divorced himself completely from divine power and will be a loser as long as he lives.
  23. Therefore, the protocol plan of God is the lifestyle of the royal family of God utilizing divine power in the divine dynasphere.
  24. Protocol is the modus operandi of Christianity, the execution of the Christian way of life, the glorification of God as a result.  Protocol is the procedure of doing a right thing in a right way.  Protocol means having spiritual class; the life of virtue produced from the power of God.
  25.   Protocol “prescribes complete deference to superior rank and delegated authority” from God.  God has delegated authority in both the temporal and spiritual realm.
  26. In the temporal realm, divine authority is delegated through the divine laws of establishment to believers and unbelievers alike in the national entity.  In this way, freedom can coexist with authority.  Freedom without authority is anarchy; authority without freedom is tyranny.
  27. In the temporal realm, the believer is mandated to identify and orient to all systems of human authority delegated under the divine laws of establishment.  For example, the husband has authority over the wife, parents over their children, government over its citizens, teacher over his students, coach over his athletes, management over labor, investors over management, commissioned officers over enlisted personnel, law enforcement over citizens to ensure their privacy, freedom, and the sacredness of their life and property.  Also added in any culture with establishment, certain rules of etiquette govern social life, so that we become civilized in our social contacts.  This include rules which manifest courtesy and thoughtfulness for others, including deference to the ladies, aged, and helpless.
  28. For the Church Age believer, there is spiritual authority:  the authority of Bible doctrine, the statement of divine policy; the authority of the pastor over his congregation for the communication of Bible doctrine, for the clarification of God’s plan, purpose, and will for your life; the authority of the royal priesthood for taking the responsibility for your own decisions, good or bad, and for your own mental attitude, motives, and actions.
  29. The Christian who has an authority problem inevitably suffers from arrogance and will never fulfill the plan of God so long as that condition exists.  Through ignorance or rejection of doctrine, that believer will function under human power which is totally inadequate for the execution of God’s plan.
  30. Authority orientation is related to enforced and genuine humility at gate #3 of the divine dynasphere.
  31. From authority orientation originates both objectivity and teachability for epistemological rehabilitation, the cognition of the mystery doctrine through which we learn the mechanics for the execution of the protocol plan of God.  No believer can execute God’s plan apart from the utilization of divine power.  After salvation, this can only be utilized through perception of Bible doctrine.
  32. Through the utilization of divine power inside the divine dynasphere and the resulting metabolized doctrine, we experience a system of spiritual growth, progressing from spiritual babyhood to spiritual childhood to adolescence to spiritual adulthood:  spiritual self-esteem, spiritual autonomy, and finally spiritual maturity.  Progression in the Christian life is impossible apart from residence inside the divine dynasphere and the daily perception of Bible doctrine.
  33.   Protocol is “strict adherence to due order and precedence.”
  34. Through daily residence inside the divine dynasphere, under the enabling power of the Spirit and momentum from metabolized doctrine, the believer is able to organize his thinking.  Out of this organization, doctrinal thinking, and divine viewpoint comes a system of priorities.
  35. You must have right priorities to fulfill the principle of doing a right thing in a right way.  The right priorities of the protocol plan of God inevitably result in a permanent, correct scale of values.
  36. Adherence to due order establishes six priorities in life.

(1)  In God’s plan, divine mandates are first.  When you first learn Bible doctrine, you learn that the commands of God cannot be executed in the energy of the flesh.  So you learn that God has a system.

(2)  In God’s system, virtue must be first.  Morality is not adequate, for it is something the unbeliever can do under human power.  Virtue requires that you grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

(3)  In God’s purpose, Christ must be first.  But no one really puts Christ first until he reaches spiritual self-esteem and occupation with Jesus Christ.

(4)  In God’s policy, grace must be first.  This grace orientation causes us to understand that God’s perfect plan can actually be fulfilled by imperfect creatures!

(5)  In God’s objective, momentum (from Bible doctrine) is first.

(6)  In God’s authority, doctrine is first.

  1. From this comes cognition of precedence, which means relationship with God must precede relationship with mankind.  Divine power must have priority over human power.  You must have right experience with God before you can have right experience with people.  Wrong experience with God means wrong experience with people.
  2. Number one priority demands that you have a right relationship with God.  As an expression of this, emphasis on people over God must be set aside.  God emphasis must take the place of people emphasis.  Only then do people relationships begin to improve.
  3. Divine power is delegated and utilized only inside the divine dynasphere.  People power is delegated and utilized in Satan’s cosmic system.  The delegation of divine power is the subject of Eph 1:19‑20.
  4. But for those who use human power as a substitute for divine power, for those who are ignorant of doctrine and who resist doctrine, they can only become a cosmic Christian, described in nine ways in the New Testament epistles.  The cosmic Christian is:

(1)  The enemy of the cross, Phil 3:18.

(2)  The enemy of God, Jam 4:4.

(3)  A hater of God, Jn 15:23

(4)  Anti‑(against) Christ, 1 Jn 2:18, 22, 4:3; 2 Jn 7.

(5)  Carnal, Rom 8:7; 1 Cor 3:1‑2.

(6)  The disciple of the devil, 1 Jn 3:8,10.

(7)  Grieves the Holy Spirit, Eph 4:30, and quenches the Holy Spirit, 1 Thes 5:19.

  1.   Protocol means “precisely correct procedure.”
  2. Since superior divine power has been delegated to the divine dynasphere, all precisely correct procedure occurs inside the divine dynasphere ‑ the place for the execution of the protocol plan of God.  We enter only through gate #1 (the filling of the Holy Spirit), but function at all the gates.  Gate #2 is spiritual childhood, basic doctrine and problem-solving devices; gate #3 is authority orientation in enforced and genuine humility; #4 is perception, metabolization, and application of doctrine, the momentum gate; #5 is spiritual self-esteem and personal love for God; #6 is spiritual autonomy and impersonal love for all mankind; #7 is momentum testing; and #8 is spiritual maturity, having the +H of God.
  3. Precisely correct procedure comes with maximum metabolized doctrine in your soul.
  4. Precisely correct procedure demands the utilization of divine power.
  5.   All this adds up to the fact that the Christian way of life cannot be executed in the flesh, or by any system of human power, ability, personality, or works.  The Christian way of life is a supernatural way of life and demands a supernatural means of execution.  This is why God has made available to us, with our precedence from the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, the omnipotence of all three members of the Trinity.

 

  1. Divine Omnipotence Available to the Church Age Believer.
  2. Omnipotence of God the Father.
  3. The omnipotence of God the Father is available to us, related to our portfolio of invisible assets.  Eph 1:18‑19 is the first apostolic prayer for those believers who would form the first pivot in the Church Age.  “I also pray that the eyes of your right lobe may be enlightened [epistemological rehabilitation after salvation] so that you may know what is the hope [hope 2 and 3] of His calling [efficacious grace and election], what are the riches of the glory [divine capitalization of the new spiritual species] of His inheritance for the saints [escrow blessings when the protocol plan of God is executed], and what is the surpassing greatness of His power [omnipotence of God the Father related to our portfolio of invisible assets and protocol plan of God] to us who have believed for the working of His superior power.”
  4. The omnipotence of God the Father in eternity past provided our portfolio of invisible assets in three categories.

(1)  Primary assets are designed and administered by God the Father, and include escrow and computer assets.

(2)  Secondary assets are designed by God the Father, but depend upon the believer’s utilization of divine power.  These include volitional assets, production assets, assets of undeserved suffering, and the invisible impact assets.

(3)  Personnel assets are designed by God the Father but administered through the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit: spiritual gifts.

  1. There is no substitute for the utilization of divine omnipotence in the execution of the protocol plan of God.  One hundred percent of divine power is available to you right now.
  2. Therefore, there is no substitute for the three R’s of post-salvation epistemological rehabilitation.

(1)  Reception of doctrine:  there must a continual exposure, positive volition, a willingness from your own self‑motivation to continue to grow in grace.

(2)  Retention of doctrine is the metabolization of doctrine, the converting of gnosis into epignosis doctrine.

(3)  Recall of doctrine is the application of metabolized doctrine to experience.

  1. Eph 1:20 answers the question as to when the omnipotence of God the Father became available for the divine capitalization of the believer, “which superior power He put into operation by means of Christ when He [God the Father] raised Him [Jesus Christ] from the dead, and seated Him at His own right hand in heavenly places.”

(1)  The superior power refers to the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, by which the humanity of Christ living in the prototype divine dynasphere executed the Father’s plan for the Incarnation and at the same time provided the pattern for the operational‑type divine dynasphere in the great power experiment of the Church Age.

(2)  So the divine power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is now available to every Church Age believer under the great power experiment of the Church Age.

  1. Omnipotence of God the Son.
  2. The omnipotence of Jesus Christ provides the perpetuation of human history during the great power experiment of the Church Age.  This is accomplished in two ways.

(1)  The omnipotence of Jesus Christ holds the universe together.

(2)  The omnipotence of Jesus Christ guarantees the function of so‑called “scientific laws,” which are really the demonstration of the omnipotence and faithfulness of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  1. The omnipotence of Jesus Christ created the entire universe with all its functions according to Jn 1:3; Col 1:16; and Heb 1:10.
  2. Furthermore, the omnipotence of Jesus Christ not only maintains, but also holds the universe together, which He created.  Col 1:17, “And He [deity of Jesus Christ] existed eternally before all things, and by means of Him [omnipotence of Jesus Christ], the all things of the universe hold together.”  Heb 1:3, “upholding all things by the Word of His [Christ’s] power.”
  3. Therefore, so‑called “scientific laws” are based upon the statistical assumption that the present universe, which operates according to a fixed norm, will continue to do so.  While science can observe these laws through the function of empiricism, they cannot originate, guarantee, or perpetuate the divine laws provided by the omnipotence of Jesus Christ.
  4. Therefore, so‑called “scientific laws” are dependent on the function of the omnipotence of Jesus Christ, the manifestation of His grace and His faithfulness in the perpetuation of history down to the last day of the Millennium.
  5. In every experiment, there must be consistency.  So the consistent results of such things as chemical experiments merely demonstrate the faithfulness of the omnipotence of Jesus Christ.
  6. Even during the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union when our Lord was being judged on the cross for the sins of the world in His own body (1 Pet 2:24), His omnipotence was holding the universe together and guaranteeing the perpetuation of every second it took to provide our eternal salvation.
  7. During the Church Age, the omnipotence of Jesus Christ continues to hold the universe together and guarantees the perpetuation of human history, and therefore the perpetuation of mankind on earth.  No sophisticated weaponry of mankind, no power of Satan can destroy the human race, for between us and destruction stands the omnipotence of Jesus Christ.
  8. Omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit.
  9. The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit is related to the following categories in the protocol plan of God, which are our predestination or provision from the sovereignty of God.

(1)  Equal privilege in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, whereby God the Holy Spirit enters every believer into union with our Lord Jesus Christ.

(2)  Equal opportunity, provided by God the Holy Spirit entering every believer into gate #1 of the divine dynasphere at salvation, so that he is filled with the Spirit.

  1. This is documented in Eph 3:16.  “I pray that He may give you on the basis of the riches of His glory [divine capitalization of the Church Age believer through the portfolio of invisible assets], that you may become strong by means of power through His Spirit [omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit inside the divine dynasphere] in your inner being.”  The filling of the Spirit is tantamount to residence, function, and momentum inside the operational-type divine dynasphere, and to the Holy Spirit controlling the soul.
  2. Eph 5:18 commands us to be filled with the Spirit, which means the Holy Spirit controls our soul.  Gal 5:16 mandates us to walk by means of the Spirit, which is the function of the believer inside the operational‑type divine dynasphere.
  3. 1 Cor 12:13 explains the mechanics of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  “For by means of one Spirit we are all baptized into one body [formation of the royal family of God], whether Jews or Gentiles [no racial distinctions], whether slaves or free [no social or economical distinctions], for all were made to drink of one Spirit.”  Just as drinking is a non-meritorious function, so is faith in Christ whereby God works for us, even at salvation.
  4. 1 Cor 12:13 is the fulfillment of our Lord’s invitation to salvation which was given in the last day of the Feast of the Tabernacles in Jn 7:37‑39.  “Jesus stood up and shouted, saying, ‘If any person is thirsty [positive volition at God consciousness and Gospel hearing], let him come to me and drink [faith in Jesus Christ].  He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, “Streams of living water shall flow from within him [omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit functioning through filling of the Holy Spirit].’”  Now this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those who believe in Him were about to receive.  For the Spirit was not yet given because Christ was not yet glorified.”  The great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union had to be completed with the glorification of Christ before the great power experiment of the Church Age could exist.
  5. The equal privileges of the Church Age believer are dramatized by the results of the baptism of the Holy Spirit which Jesus prophesied in Jn 14:20, Acts 1:5; verified in Rom 6, Gal 3:26‑28, and Eph 4:5.
  6. The extension of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union into the Church Age means the same divine power is now available to each of us.  Hence, we have been created a new spiritual species for the utilization of the 100% available divine power; i.e., the omnipotence of God the Father related to our portfolio of invisible assets, the omnipotence of Jesus Christ related to the perpetuation of history, and the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit related to the divine dynasphere.
  7. The election of the royal family of God is designed to complement and to implement our Lord’s strategic victory in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  8. Positional sanctification, which has removed so many areas of arrogant prejudice, barriers of antagonism, and systems of discrimination in the human race, include at least nine areas, all of which have been removed by the baptism of the Holy Spirit, unique to this Church Age:  racial prejudice, sexual discrimination, cultural barriers, social barriers, economic antagonisms, class distinctions, personality conflicts, ideological conflicts, political and religious barriers.
  9.   Every Church Age believer has become an heir of God, a joint‑heir with Jesus Christ.
  10.   Equal privilege for each member of the body of Christ under the computer asset of predestination means that we are in union with Christ and we have available to us the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit.
  11.   Eternal security for both winners and losers in the protocol plan of God is guaranteed and can never be removed.  But God has provided through His power, grace, and policy everything you need to be a winner in the Church Age.  Therefore, your life has meaning, purpose, and definition.

 

  1. The Indwelling of the Holy Trinity in Every Church Age Believer.
  2. For the only time in human history, God the Father actually indwells the body of every believer in the Church Age, Jn 14:23; Eph 4:5; 2 Jn 9.  The purpose for the indwelling of God the Father is:
  3. Related to the glorification of His protocol plan for the Church Age, Eph 1:3, 6, 12.
  4. A guarantee of His personal ministry to you as a believer, both in time and in the eternal future.  In time, it has to do with the fact that He is the author of our very own portfolio of invisible assets, the grantor of our escrow blessings, the mastermind of the protocol plan of God, and the designer of the divine dynasphere.
  5. A part of the content of the mystery doctrine in this unique Church Age.
  6. The indwelling of Jesus Christ is well‑documented in Jn 14:20, 17:22, 23, 26; Rom 8:10; 2 Cor 13:5; Gal 2:20; Col 1:27; 1 Jn 2:24.  The purpose for the indwelling of Jesus Christ is:
  7. To be a sign and a badge of our royalty, being royal family of God.  We are designed to complement and implement our Lord’s strategic victory in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  8. A guarantee of life after death in the presence of God forever.
  9. As the depositor and escrow officer of our escrow blessings, the indwelling of Jesus Christ is a guarantee of the distributions of our escrow blessings upon our attainment of spiritual maturity.
  10. It therefore motivates momentum in the protocol plan of God.  Occupation with the person of Christ is one of the highest motivations in life.  Christ is “in you, the hope of glory.”
  11. It is the basis of assigning #1 priority to relationship with God over relationship with people.
  12. It is the basis of assigning top priority to the utilization of divine power as the humanity of Christ used it in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
  13. The indwelling of God the Holy Spirit is unique to this dispensation, documented in Rom 8:11; 1 Cor 3:16, 6:19‑20; 2 Cor 6:16.  The purpose for the indwelling of God the Holy Spirit is:
  14. To provide a temple for the indwelling of Jesus Christ as the Shekinah Glory.  Jesus Christ can indwell your body because the Holy Spirit also indwells you and provides in your body a Holy of Holies for Christ’s indwelling.
  15. To provide a base of operations for the execution of God’s perfect protocol plan.
  16. To provides a guarantee of two categories of Christian modus operandi.

(1)  The filling of the Holy Spirit (Eph 5:18), tantamount to the Holy Spirit controlling your soul so that the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit can teach you Bible doctrine.

(2)  Walking by means of the Spirit, Gal 5:16, tantamount to living inside the divine dynasphere.  Therefore, the omnipotence of the indwelling Spirit provides the enablement for the execution of God’s plan and for His glorification.

  1. Three distinctions must be made.
  2. The believer must distinguish between the indwelling of Jesus Christ and the indwelling of God the Holy Spirit.  These are two separate and distinct functions by two separate and distinct members of the Holy Trinity.  Jesus Christ indwells our bodies as the Shekinah Glory, the guarantee of our escrow blessings.  The Holy Spirit indwells our bodies to provide a temple for the indwelling of Jesus Christ.
  3. The believer must distinguish between the indwelling of God the Holy Spirit in our bodies and the filling of the Holy Spirit inside the divine dynasphere.

(1)  The indwelling of God the Holy Spirit provides a temple for the indwelling of Jesus Christ and a base of operations for the execution of the protocol plan of God.  The indwelling of God the Holy Spirit also provides a guarantee against demon invasion of the human body.

(2)  The filling of the Holy Spirit is the status quo of the believer living inside the divine dynasphere.  The filling of the Holy Spirit is the experience of spirituality, while the indwelling of God the Holy Spirit is not an experience, not progressive; it cannot be improved, seen, or felt.

(3)  Technically, the indwelling of God the Holy Spirit occurs in the body of the believer; the filling of the Holy Spirit occurs in the soul of the believer.

(4)  The believer living in the divine dynasphere is filled with the Spirit.  Therefore, residence in the divine dynasphere is the only place for the utilization of power of the Spirit, both in learning Bible doctrine and in the execution of God’s plan.

(5)  But no matter what the status quo of the believer experientially, he is always indwelt by the Spirit.  Though the believer may grieve or quench the Spirit by living in the cosmic system, he is still indwelt by the Spirit.  You can lose the filling of the Holy Spirit through carnality, but you cannot lose the indwelling of God the Holy Spirit.

  1. The believer must distinguish between the indwelling of Jesus Christ in our bodies and the glorification of Jesus Christ in our bodies.

(1)  The indwelling of Jesus Christ in our bodies is a perpetual status not related to our experience.

(2)  The glorification of Christ in our bodies is the ultimate experience of the protocol plan of God.

(3)  The indwelling of Jesus Christ is not an experience and continues regardless of our spiritual status, just like the indwelling of God the Holy Spirit.

(4)  The glorification of Christ in our bodies is the experience of spiritual maturity, the execution of the protocol plan of God for the Church Age.

(5)  Each stage of spiritual adulthood is characterized by an experience related to Christ in our bodies.

(a)  The experience of spiritual self-esteem at gate #5 of the divine dynasphere is classified in Gal 4:19 as “Christ being formed in you.”

(b)  The experience of spiritual autonomy at gate #6 of the divine dynasphere is classified in Eph 3:17 as “Christ being at home in our bodies.”

(c)  The experience of spiritual maturity at gate #8 of the divine dynasphere is classified in Phil 1:20 as “Christ being glorified in our bodies.”

(6)  None of these experiences are to be confused with the indwelling of Jesus Christ.  These experiences find their precedence in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  In the great power experiment of the Church Age, every believer, winner or loser, will be indwelt by Jesus Christ until his death.

  1. The indwelling members of the Godhead must never be confused with the experience of attainment related to residence, function, and momentum inside the divine dynasphere.  The believer only experiences the power of God inside the divine dynasphere, under the enabling power of the Spirit, and momentum from metabolized doctrine.  Without this, there is no advance in the spiritual life.

 

  1. Objective of Church Age Believer: To Become an Invisible Hero.
  2. Power for this must come from God.  As Jesus said in Acts 1:8, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.”  “Upon you” is a Koine phrase: the Greek preposition EPI plus the accusative plural of relationship.  It is relationship with God that will turn things around in history.  You have available 100% divine power for the execution of the precisely correct protocol plan of God.  The power we receive at salvation is the basis for the function of our spiritual life as invisible heroes.
  3. In Rom 15:13, confidence is related to the omnipotence of God the Father, omnipotence of Jesus Christ, and omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit provided for us, “That you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  The Greek word ELPIS doesn’t mean confidence in self or in human ability, but in divine ability.  X+Y+Z equals the protocol plan of God.  Some believers grow in grace, understanding from Bible doctrine the precisely correct procedures of the protocol plan of God, and become invisible heroes.
  4. There is a stability which results from this, taught in 1 Cor 2:4‑5.  “Both my doctrine and my preaching were not in the persuasive words of man’s wisdom, but in the demonstration of the Spirit and of the power.  And this is the power of God, that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”
  5. We have the same divine power available to us that raised Jesus Christ from the dead, according to 2 Cor 13:4.  “For indeed, He was crucified because of weaknesses [our personal sins], yet He lives because of the power of God.  For we also are weak in Him, yet we shall live with Him because of the power of God directed toward you.”  The visible hero of the First Advent became the invisible hero, while providing our salvation, when darkness covered the hill.
  6. 2 Tim 1:7, “God has not given to us a lifestyle of fear, but of power, and of virtue‑love, and of sound judgment.”
  7. Divine power is related to the great power experiment of the Church Age.  2 Pet 1:3, “Since His divine power has given to us everything pertaining to life [omnipotence of God the Father related to portfolio of invisible assets] and godliness [execution of the protocol plan of God] through the metabolized knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory.”
  8. “Godliness” is a part of that precisely correct procedure inside the divine dynasphere.  Invisible heroes are occupied with Christ, therefore, motivated by personal love for God.
  9. We were designed by virtue of our personal faith in Christ, of becoming royal family of God, new spiritual species, to be invisible heroes.  That is our objective, but that status is not attained apart from spiritual maturity.
  10. Eph 3:16 teaches that the protocol plan of God is executed through divine power.  “That He may give you, on the basis of the riches of His glory [portfolio of invisible assets], that you may become strong by means of power through the Spirit [residence in divine dynasphere] in your inner being.”  Invisible heroes change history in the Church Age!
  11. Col 1:10‑12 teaches some of the concepts of the mission God has assigned to Church Age believers.
  12. Verse 10, “That you might walk in a manner worthy of the Lord for the purpose of pleasing Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good of intrinsic value achievement; in fact, constantly growing by means of metabolized doctrine from God,”

(1)  “To walk worthy of the Lord” is a description of how a believer becomes an invisible hero.  For the impact of history at the present time is designed to be an invisible impact.  The real trends of history depend upon what happens to believers in the client nation.

(2)  When God did forty things for you at salvation, that was the beginning of the making of a potential invisible hero.  The visible heroes lived in Old Testament times; they were very much in the forefront, e.g., Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, David.  We admire these men and their magnificent development of the faith‑rest drill.  But these men were less than 1%, surrounded by 99% apostate believers, who were spiritual peasants and peons, losers.  Those few heroes were men of wisdom with doctrine in their soul, who applied that doctrine to their experience.

(3)  But we live in the Church Age, and take our precedence only from the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  We have a portfolio of invisible assets and are designed to be invisible heroes, which means we must attain spiritual maturity.  When enough do (4‑5%), there is a pivot that can deliver the client nation.

(4)  So “to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord” means to follow the pattern set by our Lord in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.  The royal family of God uses the omnipotence of God the Father in its portfolio of invisible assets and everything God has provided to become invisible heroes, in order to form a pivot to deliver client nation USA.

(5)  You can’t walk in a manner worthy of the Lord until you understand the dispensation in which you live and the protocol plan of God with its precisely correct procedure.  In other words, no one is a hero without maximum doctrine in the soul!

(6)  Invisible heroes are not public heroes or men pleasers; they are pleasers of God in all things; i.e., by the perception of Bible doctrine, by the momentum from that which carries them to spiritual maturity.

(7)  The good of intrinsic value achievement is the attainment of spiritual self-esteem, gate #5 of the divine dynasphere; the advance to spiritual autonomy, gate #6 of the divine dynasphere; and the attainment of spiritual maturity, gate #8 of the divine dynasphere.

(8)  “Constantly growing” means there must be perseverance in the perception of Bible doctrine.  As the Romans said, “He is a winner who perseveres.”  That is the way invisible heroes are made: you must persevere in the perception of Bible doctrine!  This means you must put first things first every day:  doctrine first.  This includes the reception, retention (metabolization), and recall (application) of doctrine; tantamount to post‑salvation epistemological rehabilitation.

  1. Verse 11, “Because we have been endowed with all divine power from the superior power of His glory resulting in all endurance and patience with happiness,”

(1)  Being endowed with all divine power refers to the 100% divine power available in three categories for this dispensation only: the omnipotence of God the Father related to our portfolio of invisible assets; the omnipotence of Jesus Christ related to the preservation of human history and giving us a day at a time; and the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit related to residence, function, and momentum in the divine dynasphere, all of which are designed to make us invisible heroes.

(2)  The same divine power available in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union has now been made available to us in the great power experiment of the Church Age.

(3)  Endurance refers to your daily perception of Bible doctrine.

(4)  Happiness is the ultimate problem-solving device of the spiritual life.

  1. Verse 12, “Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us for a share of the endowment of the saints in the light.”

(1)  God the Father has qualified us through:

(a)  Our portfolio of invisible assets, through the indwelling of each person of the Trinity.

(b)  The maximum availability of divine power in three categories.

(c)  The baptism of the Holy Spirit at salvation resulting in the extension of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union into the Church Age.

(d)  The creation of a new spiritual species for the utilization of maximum divine power.

(e)  The election of the royal family of God, designed to complement and implement our Lord’s strategic victory of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.

(f)  Every Church Age believer becoming the heir of God and joint‑heir with Jesus Christ.

(g)  Our equal privilege and opportunity as members of the body of Christ.

(h)  Our royal priesthood, through the spiritual I.Q. we receive from the filling of the Holy Spirit to learn Bible doctrine.

(2)  Hence, God has qualified us to become invisible heroes to deliver our client nation in its time of greatest need.

(3)  We are “in the light” but invisible.  Light is a synonym for life in the divine dynasphere, our invisible palace where the power of the Holy Spirit resides.

(4)  Since the moment of your salvation, you were qualified to become an invisible hero.  Only the mature believer who enters the pivot has invisible historical impact.  As goes your life as a believer, so goes your client nation.

 

  1. The Problem-Solving Devices. (See doctrine of Problem-solving devices.)
  2. There are ten great problem-solving devices which can be used by believers in spiritual adulthood.
  3. There are two general objectives in the Christian way of life.
  4. To execute the protocol plan of God and thereby glorify God.
  5. From your own frame of reference in your right lobe, from your own accumulation of Bible doctrine in your soul, to solve your individual and collective problems of life from your very own inventory of metabolized doctrine.  That means you must utilize the problem-solving devices.  This will result in equating adversity with prosperity, so that you are no longer a slave to your environment and circumstances.  The four great problem-solving devices are designed to carry you through every situation in life so that you can throw away all your crutches.  You don’t need to seek counsel from someone else.
  6. These great problem-solving devices are the means of advancing through each stage of spiritual adulthood.  Post‑salvation epistemological rehabilitation through the three R’s (reception, retention, recall) results in the attainment of spiritual self-esteem, spiritual autonomy, and spiritual maturity.
  7. Using these great problem-solving devices finally results in finding the greatest blessings of your life, not confined just to prosperity which is an obvious blessing, but also including adversity while suffering for blessing.
  8. See the doctrine of Happiness to complete this study.