Class Notes: 1/29/2017
Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; The doctrine of the winner part 36
Lam 3:21-25; 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 and the reason that God continues to support the human race.
We are now in a segment where we are discussing the ultimate winner in God's plan, our Lord Jesus Christ. The passage in Heb 12:2; establishes Jesus as the as the pioneer and perfecter of faith (the doctrine) because He was the first one to deploy the spiritual power system that became the spiritual power system for the Church Age.
He used it to fulfill His mission as savior of the world and then gave it to the Church.
This system comes to us from His humanity not from his deity because it was Jesus' humanity in Hypostatic Union under the kenosis protocol that first used the power system that would become precedence for the power system that was conveyed to believers in the Church Age.
This is part of the mystery of Church Age doctrine because this power system was not revealed to Old Testament believers. Col 1:25-27;
Every believer has equal privilege and access to this system but volitional factors in the believer's life determine its actual development and availability.
For the power of Christ to be available, Bible doctrine must be the highest priority in the believer's scale of values in life. For this system to function Bible doctrine must be more real and more important to you than anything else.
For any of the problem solving devices to exist and function the believer must metabolize God's Word of truth under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit through Operation Z into the stream of consciousness.
Believers must quickly recover the filling of the Spirit that restores their fellowship with God if they expect to maintain even a semblance of the spiritual life. 1John 1:9; 1Cor 11:31; Eph 5:18; Gal 5:16;
The ascension of Christ terminated the dispensation of the hypostatic union and His session established the glory of His victorious humanity in hypostatic union.
In His deity Jesus Christ always possessed eternal, unchangeable glory, and He acquired eternal and unchangeable glory in His humanity from the moment He sat down at the right hand of the Father. Phil 2:8-11;
The kenosis protocol was necessary to establish the relationship for the function of the union of the deity of Christ with His unglorified true humanity as a facet of His humiliation.
The doctrine of kenosis recognizes that during the dispensation of the hypostatic union, our Lord voluntarily restricted the independent use of His divine attributes and instead complied with God the Father's unique plan, will, and purpose for His incarnation in an unglorified human body.
He complied with the will of the Father and as a result become the strategic winner in the angelic conflict.
God's plan for Jesus' incarnation in unglorified humanity not only called for the judgment of our sins as the provision for eternal salvation for all members of the human race, but it simultaneously called for the strategic victory over satan in the angelic conflict.
The Lord Jesus Christ voluntarily took on Himself true humanity in order to defeat Satan by redeeming mankind from slavery to sin, propitiate God the Father, and to be the basis for God to reconcile mankind to Himself.
This means that during the incarnation, Jesus Christ never even once exercised the independent use of His own divine attributes to benefit Himself, to provide for Himself, or to glorify Himself.
Phil 2:5-8; "Keep on thinking this within yourselves which was also resident in Christ Jesus,
v6 who, though He existed in the essence of God, He did not think equality with God a thing to be seized,
v7 but He laid aside His privileges, taking the form of a slave, having come to be in the likeness of men.
v8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross."
Jesus illustrated the Kenosis protocol during His evidence testing. Matt 4:1-10;
In all three tests, He utilized the power of the Word of God provided by the omnipotence of the Father and the power of the Holy Spirit provided under God's protocol for his unglorified humanity inside the prototype divine power system.
In the first test, Matt 4:3-4; Jesus had gone forty days without food and was therefore extremely hungry. The humanity of Christ was tempted in His relationship to the delegated power of omnipotence of the Holy Spirit.
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