Class Notes: 12/23/2020
Christmas 2020 The doctrine of the Royalty of Jesus
Micah 5:2; "But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity."
Isa 9:6-7; For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
7 There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.
Dan 2:44; "In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.
Rev 17:14; "These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful."
For our Christmas message this year we will note a condensed version of
Doctrine of the Royalty of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The adjective royal means kingly, pertaining to a crown. It's used to describe a king as the sovereign ruler of people. The noun royalty connotes the regal quality or nature of a king.
This connotation is portrayed in both of the original languages of the Bible. The Hebrew word for king is MELEK (Dan 2:44;) the Greek word is BASILEUS (Rev 17:14;). Both words are used in reference to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our Lord Jesus Christ possesses three categories of royalty. By virtue of His being eternal and infinite God, He is divine royalty. He possesses the royalty of His true humanity, by virtue of His virgin birth, Incarnation and First Advent and He possesses the royalty of His Hypostatic Union, by virtue of the strategic victory of His first Advent.
His divine royalty is based on the fact He is eternal and infinite God, possessing all the attributes of divine essence. This is Christ's eternal and infinite relationship with the Godhead. Jesus Christ is eternal God. He has all the attributes of God the Father and God the Holy Spirit.
He is coequal and coeternal with them. As the manifest person of the Trinity, our Lord wears the crown of divine royalty, John 1:18; John 6:46; 1Tim 6:16; 1John 4:12.
The title for His divine royalty is Son of God. This royalty has no beginning and no end. His divine royalty is the basis for all of Bible Doctrine. John 1:1;
The royal title of our Lord's humanity is Son of Man. The Jewish royal title of our Lord is Son of David. The virgin birth introduces Jesus' humanity to the world. His human royalty is based on His virgin birth.
At the point of His virgin birth, our Lord Jesus Christ also became Jewish royalty as a direct descendant of King David in the tribe of Judah, the family of Jesse. Mary is descendant from David's son Nathan. Joseph is descendant from Solomon,
Joseph was Jesus' legal but not real father. Mary's line from Nathan is recorded in Luke 3:31;
Joseph's line, cut off by the virgin birth, is recorded in Matt 1:6; comes down from Solomon through Jeconiah (who is also called Coniah. The Coniah curse is prophesied in Jer 22:24-30; initiated in 2Kings 24:6; Jer 52:31; and fulfilled in Matt 1:11-16;
The Coniah curse states that the Messianic line would be cut off at some point and Messiah would not be descended from Solomon. This curse was fulfilled when God the Holy Spirit provided the chromosomes for Mary's virgin pregnancy.
As Jewish royalty, our Lord fulfilled the Davidic covenant. In resurrection body in Hypostatic Union, Jesus Christ will reign forever as the Son of David.
Our Lord's promise of the Davidic covenant is found in Psa 89:33-37, "But I will not break off My unfailing love from him, Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness. My covenant I will not violate, Nor will I alter the utterance of My lips. Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David. His descendants shall endure forever And his throne as the sun before Me. It shall be established forever like the moon, And the witness in the sky is faithful. Selah."
2 Chr 21:7; "Yet the Lord was not willing to destroy the house of David because of the covenant which He had made with David, and since He had promised to give a lamp to him and his sons forever."
Acts 13:22b-23, "I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart who will do My will." We fail God, but the integrity of God never fails us. "From the descendants of this man, on the basis of the promise, God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus."
Our Lord's hypostatic union royalty is based upon His strategic victory during the first Advent, when He defeated Satan during His thirty- three years of executing the prototype spiritual life for the Church Age.
By living in the prototype spiritual power system, our Lord was qualified by impeccability to go to the cross and be judged for our sins. That judgment is the beginning of the strategic victory of our Lord. It was followed by His resurrection, ascension and session at the right hand of the Father.
The cross was the greatest battlefield in history. It was where Jesus won the spiritual war against satan. This royalty makes Jesus Christ the ruler of elect angels and regenerate mankind, Col 2:14-15; Heb 2:14;
The hypostatic union royalty was given to our Lord Jesus Christ as a verbal commission, Psa 110:1,4, "The Lord [God the Father] says to my Lord (the Lord Jesus Christ): "Sit down at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet. ...The Lord has made a solemn promise and will not change His mind, `You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.'"
This new royal family is established on the basis of a complete break from Israel. Jesus Christ is a king-priest. The royal priesthood is formed in the dispensation of the Church Age and every Church Age believer regardless of gender, race, or social status is a royal priest, 1Pet 2:5,9; Rev 1:6;
This is a royal family that is created by being born again. Our royalty does not come from physical birth it comes from the new spiritual birth. 2Cor 5:17; Gal 3:26-28;
Every Church Age believer has the same royal spiritual life to fulfill the royal law that our Lord Jesus Christ had to fulfill the royal law during His first advent. (James 2:8;). The royal high priesthood of Jesus Christ is confirmed in Heb 5:5-6; Heb 6:19-20; Heb 7:15-28;
The title of Jesus' Divine royalty is "Son of God" (or in the Old Testament,"Jehovah Elohim"), Rom 1:4. The title of His Jewish royalty is "Son of David," Rom 1:3.
Our Lord has the royal title "Son of Man" because He made the decision in eternity past as part of the divine decrees to come to the earth and provide eternal salvation for the entire human race.
The royal title of His Hypostatic union is "King over kings, Lord over Lords; the Bright Morning Star." "King over kings" gives Christ precedence over human rulers; "Lord over lords" gives Christ precedence over angelic rulers, Rev 17:14; Rev 19:16; Rev 22:17.
The royal title "The Logos" is based on our Lord's decision to come into the world and provide eternal salvation. This was an unknown title until it was recorded in the word of God. John 1:1,14; His. Divine royalty includes God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ always had this family in His divine royalty and always will.
His Jewish royalty is the dynasty of David. All His ancestors from David and Bathsheba down to his legal father Joseph and His real mother Mary. His stepbrothers: James, Joseph Jr., Simon, and Judas or Jude, and His stepsisters: at least two, being also royal descendants. Matt 13:55,56;
His Hypostatic union royalty is the royal family of God that is comprised of every Church Age believer. After His ascension and session, there was no royal family for His third royalty. So the Age of Israel was halted and the Church Age was inserted as the dispensation for the calling out of a new royal family of God.
The Church Age is a mystery age because its doctrines were not revealed in any prophecy. Some technical phrases that are used to describe the new royal family include the body of Christ, the Church, the bride of Christ, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, sanctification, and beloved brethren.
The Royalty of Christ Applied to His Name is described in the words, KURIOS IESOUS CHRISTOS, meaning Lord Jesus Christ.
Lord" refers to His divine royalty. "Jesus" means Savior, emphasizing His strategic victory of the cross, His resurrection, ascension and session.
"Christ" means anointed or commissioned one, emphasizing His Jewish royalty. Its Hebrew equivalent, Messiah, refers to His Jewish royalty. Each part of our Lord's royalty performs a specific function at the Second Advent.
Jesus' divine royalty changes creation for the millennium, judges and destroys ecumenical religion, destroys the armies of satan's world, removes all unbelievers under the baptism of fire, and establishes perfect environment for the millennium.
In His divine royalty, Jesus Christ controls history. Therefore, Jesus Christ judges the world both on the battlefields of Armageddon and in the baptism of fire for surviving unbelievers.
Jesus Christ establishes the Millennium and its 1000 years of perfect environment as the last dispensation of history as a parallel to the first dispensation of perfection.
His Jewish royalty gathers Israel from its dispersion, terminates the fifth cycle of discipline, establishes Israel as the last client nation to God, fulfilling the unconditional covenants to Israel, and causes Israel to become a great source of blessing to the gentile nations during the millennium.
His hypostatic union royalty makes Christ the strategic victor of the angelic conflict and replaces satan as the ruler of the world, removes and imprisons satan from the earth for one thousand years, removes and imprisons all demons from the earth forever, and rules the earth for one thousand years.
"The Logos" is the royal title of eternity past in the divine decrees, John 1:1-3, that is based on the decisions Jesus Christ made in eternity past to become our savior.
Jesus Christ made the decision in eternity past to provide unlimited atonement, to be born of a virgin and placed in a manger in order to become perfect humanity as the only efficacious sacrifice in human history and the basis for our salvation.
Jesus Christ made the decision to propitiate God the Father through His perfect sacrifice of Himself being judged for our sins. As a result of going to the Cross and being judged for the sins of the world, God the Father is satisfied with the salvation work of Christ on the Cross-propitiation. This eliminates all religion in human history because God the Father does not accept any religious activity.
Jesus Christ made the decision to reconcile mankind to God through faith alone in Himself. The result of our Lord's work on the Cross is that God unilaterally reconciles mankind to himself.
Jesus Christ made the decision to become the mediator between God and man, and therefore, equal with both parties-God and man. Therefore, Jesus Christ made the decision to become true humanity to become the mediator for mankind.
Jesus Christ made the decision to redeem mankind from the slave market of sin and provide eternal life.
Rom 6:22-23; But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 20:30-31; Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.
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