Class Notes: 1/2/2022

The book of Romans part 24

We are in a verse-by-verse study of the book of Romans and got through verses 1-6 with the expanded translation: Rom 1:1-6;

v1 "Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called an apostle, through having been appointed because of the Gospel from God."

v2 Which (This Gospel) He (God) promised in advance through His prophets in the holy Scriptures or writings"

v3 Concerning His (God's) Son who was born from the seed of David according to the flesh.

v 4"Who was marked out or selected by the divine decree the Son of God by means of power, according to the Holy Spirit, by means of resurrection from deaths of Jesus Christ the Lord."

v 5 "Through whom (the resurrected Christ) we have received grace and apostleship, for the purpose of obedience to doctrine among all nations, for the sake of his personal reputation."

v6 "Among whom also you are privileged royalty (kletos) of Jesus Christ."

Last time we finished verses 5 and 6 and we started looking at the doctrine of election that came up with the word "called" that is translated from the Greek word "kletos" in verse 6 so we took up a study of the doctrine of election.

We noted that election is the expression of God's sovereign will in eternity past before the universe existed and before mankind lived on the earth.

Election is the express of God's sovereign right over His creation because He is the creator of His creation.

Election is a Biblical term that applies to every believer in the Church Age it is the product of God's sovereignty that is deployed through God's decree.

Election, along with foreknowledge, predestination, justification and glorification, are all products of God' sovereignty so they belong exclusively to believers in Jesus Christ. Rom 8:28-30;

Election applies exclusively to believers, Eph 1:4. During the Church Age election never applies to unbelievers.

Election is an asset that expresses God's sovereign will for each and every believer in God's royal family during the great power deployment of God the Holy Spirit and God's Word of Truth.

As a believer in Jesus Christ election is the expression of God's sovereign will for your life. Predestination is the provision of God's sovereign directive will for your life. Eph 1:3;

Under election, God's sovereignty willed the highest and best for every believer regardless of race, gender or economic status by depositing in escrow the resources for every believer in eternity past.

The mechanics for the election of the Church is the baptism of the Holy Spirit that occurs at the very moment a person believes in Jesus Christ. This is one of the forty things every believer receives at salvation that places every believer into union with Christ.

The election of the Church includes both equal privilege and equal opportunity for every believer. Not only do you have a destiny under God's protocol plan, but you also have the exact same privileges and opportunities that every other believer has for the execution of God's protocol plan.

Under election, equal privilege is your royal priesthood. Under election, equal opportunity is logistical grace support and blessing for winners who use their free volition to take advantage of God's spiritual blessing and deploy it in their lives and losers who use their free volition to reject God's spiritual blessing and refuse to deploy it in their lives.

During the course of human history God has decreed three elections.

The first is Israel under God's ritual plan, the second is Jesus Christ under God's incarnation plan, and the third is the Church under God's protocol plan.

Each election brought a new category of creation into history. Satan is always at war with God so he always is at war with what God has decreed including His elections.

The election of Israel created the Jews as a new racial species. Satan is at war with the Jews.

The election of Jesus Christ created the Hypostatic Union that is comprised of undiminished deity and true humanity in one person forever. Jesus Christ is eternal God and therefore different from humanity. Jesus Christ is true humanity and therefore different from eternal God. He had to become true humanity to become our Savior, our great high priest, and our mediator. Satan is at war with Jesus.

The election of the Church created the new spiritual species, the Church that is comprised of this God's royal family. Satan is at war with the church

.Israel was elected under God's the ritual plan and in 1441 B.C. and became God's first client nation in history,

During the Jewish Age, there were four Jewish client nations. The United Kingdom, 1440 - 926 B.C. The two separate client nations of the Northern and Southern Kingdoms, 926 - 721 B.C. Southern Kingdom, 926 - 586 B.C. and Judea, 516 B.C. - 70 A.D

The key to any client nation is the status quo of its believers because client nation cannot exist without a pivot of mature believers. The function, prosperity, and perpetuation of the Jewish client nations always depended on the size of the pivot, 1Kings 19:18; Rom 11:1-5;

In the Jewish Age, the Tribulation, and the Millennium, there is an election of born-again Jews. Isa 45:3b-4; " ... the Lord God of Israel who calls you by your name. For the sake of Jacob, My servant, even Israel, My elected one, I have also called you by your number; I have given you a title of honor (Israel), though you (unbelievers) have not known Me."

There will not be a client nation during the Tribulation because of the removal of all Church Age believers including the pivot by the exit resurrection,.

According to Revelation chapters 7 and 14 there will be client nation function through a pivot of 144,000 Jews whose witness results in a great multitude from every nation, tribe, people and language believing in Jesus Christ. Rev 7:9-10;

In Matt 24:21-22; Jesus said that "because of the elected ones ( the pivot of 144,000 Jews), those days will be shortened." Remember the Tribulation is the last 7 years of the Jewish Age so during the Tribulation the only elect people left on the earth are Jews.

This is another reason satan and his minions are perpetually at war with the Jews. It is important to understand that anyone believer or unbeliever that satan can influence because they have no doctrine can be turned into a satanic minion who is at war with God and His decree. Phil 3:18-19;

Isa 65:9; refers to the Jewish elect in the Millennium: "Therefore, I will bring forth from Jacob a seed (the elect of Israel), out of Judah an inheritance for My mountains. Even My elected ones will inherit it, and My servants will dwell there."

Election to privilege is an issue to the Jew. Every Jewish nation depended upon its pivot. Judea survived historical crisis because of a pivot in 135 B.C. Rom 11:1-7, "God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew (believers). . ." More documentation on this is found in Matt 24:24,31;

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