Class Notes: 1/15/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 33
Lam 3:21-23; I recall this (doctrine) to my mind, and it gives me confidence. Because The Lord's mercy never fails; His grace provisions never cease, they are renewed every morning; Great is Your faithfulness... Therefore I have hope in Him. The Lord is good to those who wait silently on Him.
In our study of the doctrine of the winner believer. Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; We have noted that winner believers are the unknown, unsung heroes of history. 2Cor 6:9; who are the targets of God's grace imputations that support all of mankind.
We are now in a segment about the ultimate winner in God's plan our Lord Jesus Christ. The passage in Heb 12:2; establishes Jesus as the pioneer and perfecter of faith (the doctrine) who is our role model for the application of faith (doctrine) by using the faith rest drill as a problem solving device.
Last time we noted that the basis for God's acceptance of Jesus and His work is His impeccability. The deity of Jesus Christ's deity was always impeccable. His humanity is also impeccable. 1John 3:5; 2Cor 5:21;
Because of the virgin birth Jesus did not have an old sin nature so Adam's original sin could not be imputed to Him. This resulted in His unique humanity being born spiritually alive. 1Cor 15:22; unlike everyone else. Rom 5:12;
The first man, Adam, was created without a sin nature. The humanity of Jesus Christ was the only man born without a sin nature.
Jesus remained sinless while He lived on the earth in his unglorified humanity. 2Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15; 1Pet 2:22;
From His birth Jesus was always filled with the Holy Spirit with the result that the Holy Spirit was given to Him without measure (limitation). John 3:34;
He did not need to be commanded to keep on being filled with the spirit. Eph 5:18b; because He was always filled with the spirit.
Since Jesus Christ was always filled with the Holy Spirit He never sinned. His volition was always focused exclusively on maintaining His relationship with God and that meant never sinning. Rom 6:23;a
His relationship with God was always His highest priority in life.
The same power is available to us. We do not sin when we are filled by means of the Holy Spirit and walking by means of the Spirit.
If we were always more interested in maintaining our relationship with God through our application of His Word under the ministry of the Spirit instead of thinking about and trying to do or get the things that we think will make us happy we would not sin either. James 1:14-15; 1John 2:1a; Gal 5:16-17;
He remained impeccable through His entire life on the earth in unglorified humanity including the most severe testing possible that he encountered during His crucifixion. This is why He is the ultimate winner in God's grace plan.
Since the virgin birth that launched His first advent, Jesus Christ in undiminished deity and true humanity in one person forever is the God man. He is presently resurrected. Once resurrected, He spent forty days on the earth, after which He ascended into the presence of the Father where He is presently seated.
As the God-man, Jesus Christ is different from all members of the human race because He is eternal God. He is also different from the other two members of the Trinity because He is true humanity.
As infinite and eternal God, Jesus Christ is superior to all creatures, both angelic and human. In the Hypostatic Union, where He is undiminished deity and true humanity in one person forever, Jesus Christ continues to be superior to all creatures, both angelic and human.
Prior to the incarnation, Jesus Christ's undiminished deity created the universe, John 1:3; Col 1:16; Heb 1:10.
As God, and now as the God-man, our Lord Jesus Christ holds the universe together. Col 1:16-17;"
v16 For by Him were all things created that are in heaven, that are on 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."
v17 "He is before all things and in Him all things are held together." Net note 31
Heb 1:3, "He holds the universe together by the word of His power."
Scriptural documentation for the Hypostatic Union: is found in many passages including John 1:1-14; Rom 1:2-5; Rom 9:5; Phil 2:5-11; 1Tim 3:16; Heb 2:14; 1John 1:1-3;
The pre-incarnate person of Jesus Christ was and is infinite and eternal God, coequal and coeternal with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. The post-incarnate person of Christ includes His undiminished deity and true humanity in one person forever.
The incarnation does not in any way diminish or destroy the deity of Jesus Christ or compromise His perfect humanity.
Because of the virgin birth as true humanity, Jesus Christ was born trichotomous with a body, soul and spirit just like Adam was created. When our Lord died physically, His person went in three different directions.
He dismissed His spirit into the presence of God the Father, John 19:30; So His human spirit went to heaven. His body went into the grave. His soul went to Paradise, a compartment of Hades, where at the time all of the Old Testament believers were waiting.
Only after Jesus' resurrection, when the perfect righteousness of the humanity of Christ was accepted in heaven were the Old Testament saints transferred to the third heaven where they remain at this time along with every other believer who has died since that time.
In His humanity He walked as a Man, God the Holy Spirit sustained him,
His humanity was absolute righteousness, He fulfilled the Mosaic Law and He revealed God's integrity to the human race.
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