Class Notes: 4/13/2023

The book of Romans part 128; Rom 3:1; Doctrine of the client nation

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In our verse-by-verse study of Romans we are in Rom 3:1; that starts out with the question "What then the advantage of the Jew?" We noted that they have a racial advantage, a doctrinal advantage, and they were God's priest nation. This brought us to the doctrine of the priest/client nation.

Last time we noted that there were five Jewish client nations in the Old Testament. The theocratic kingdom, B.C. 1441-1020, from the Exodus until the prophet Samuel. The theocratic kingdom ended when the Jews said, "We want to have a king like other nations."

The United Kingdom from Saul to Rehoboam, B.C. 1020-926.

The Northern Kingdom from Jeroboam to Hoshea, B.C. 926-721. In 721 B.C. the fifth cycle of discipline was administered by the Assyrians under Sargon II.

The Southern Kingdom from Rehoboam to Zedekiah, B.C. 926-586. The fifth cycle of discipline was administered by the Chaldeans under Nebuchadnezzar in B.C. 586.

After the Northern and Southern Kingdoms were destroyed, while no Jewish client nation was independently operational Jews outside of the client nation while in Gentile nations filled the gap. We see this in the books of Esther and Daniel.

Judah was restored to the land and recovered to become a client nation again from B.C. 516 until 70 A.D. The Chaldean and Persian Empires were not client nations between B.C. 586-516 because all client nations in the Old Testament were Jewish.

In 458 B.C., after the fifth Jewish client nation was operational, we have the return of Ezra. The entire Old Testament canon was discovered and Ezra led a great national revival back to Bible doctrine.

In 445 B.C., Nehemiah returned with a group of people to rebuild the walls and to organize the military to defend the client nation.

Negative Volition to Bible doctrine destroys a client nation. There were periods of apostasy in Israel in the Old Testament. Apostasy in a client nation is always a cancer. If it grows long enough, that client nation dies under the fifth cycle of discipline.

In every case of Jewish apostasy in a Jewish client nation status both the clergy and the politicians of Israel are indicted along with the negative volition of the people.

Jer 6:13-14, "For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for profit, furthermore from the prophet even to the priest everyone manufactures lies. In fact they allege to solve problems of My people, saying, `Peace, peace,' when there is no peace."

Ezek 13:10-16, "It is definitely because they have misled My people by saying, `Peace!' when there is no peace. Now when anyone builds a wall [the political lies of politicians], behold, they cover it with whitewash [the false solution to the problems of the client nation];

so tell those who plaster it over with whitewash, that it will fall. A flooding rain will come, and you, O hailstones, will fall; and a violent wind will break out.

Behold, when the wall has fallen, will you not be asked, `Where is the plaster with which you have plastered it?'

Therefore, thus says the Lord God, `I will cause a violent wind to break out in My wrath. There will also be in My anger a flooding rain and hailstones to consume it in wrath.

So I shall tear down the wall (the political lies) that you plastered over with whitewash and bring it down to the ground, so that its foundation is laid bare; furthermore when it falls, you will be destroyed with it. Then you will know that I am the Lord.

Therefore I will spend My wrath against the wall and against those who have plastered it with whitewash; then I will say to you, `The wall is gone along with its plasterers,

along with the prophets of Israel who prophesy to Jerusalem, and saw visions of peace for her where there is no peace,' declares the Lord God."

We see from these passages that good decisions of national leadership result in greater options for greater decisions. Bad decisions destroy freedom options and enslave the nation, so that the client nation status is destroyed from within during the first three cycles of discipline.

The nation is like a large tree that is rotting from the inside out. A nation that is not prepared for war is not prepared for peace.

Mankind always has been and always will be the product of their own free volition, not their environment. Blaming environment is the function of the arrogance skills.

The doctrine of man's sin nature and total depravity plus the function of satan's cosmic system requires that people in a client nation will periodically have to make great sacrifices for freedom.

We are about to experience this requirement for great sacrifice in the USA at this time because the demonic leftist politicians are almost done transforming the USA into an anarcofascist police state similar to what happened in Russia and Gernamy in the 1930s.

There is no justice in the land when most criminals are not prosecuted and innocent people are prosecuted for trumped up crimes.

Political solutions are useless without spiritual solutions. Political solutions only work if they are the product of spiritual solutions. That means that they are established on the basis of the divine establishment thinking of the invisible heroes in pivot of mature believers. Political solutions are temporal; spiritual solutions are eternal.

Political solutions relate to the power of man; spiritual solutions relate to the power of God. Political solutions are often erroneous and destructive to a nation, while spiritual solutions offer hope to a nation and eternal life to individuals in that nation.

Political solutions are mortal, temporal and subject to corruption; spiritual solutions are eternal and compatible with the immortality of the soul.

Political solutions grope in darkness of spiritual death, but spiritual solutions live in the light of eternity and divine revelation in time.

Political solutions are related to the first birth and spiritual death of mankind; spiritual solutions are related to regeneration through faith in Christ-the second birth of mankind and his eternal relationship with God.

Spiritual solutions never include violence or coercion; they create a change in the soul through the metabolization of Bible doctrine.

People become self-righteous, arrogant legalistic, and reversionistic, Hosea 4:1-7; Hosea 8:7; with the result that they are destroyed for lack of Bible doctrine. Rejection of Bible doctrine leads to destruction of the client nation.

Everything depends on the believer's attitude toward Bible doctrine. The fifth cycle of discipline was administered to various Jewish nations, which discontinued their function as a priest nation.

The Northern Kingdom fell to Assyria in 721 B.C. The Southern Kingdom fell to Chaldea in 586 B.C. Judea was conquered by Rome in 70 A.D. Israel will not be a priest nation again until Jesus returns at the Second Advent.

When Israel was being disciplined as a client nation from 586-516 B.C., there was no Gentile client nation. The remnant according to the election of grace went to Gentile client nations as representatives of a non-operational client nation.

The same thing happens during the Tribulation-there is no client nation. Individual Jews are used by God to evangelize the Gentiles from 586-516 B.C. and during the Tribulation. The Persian and Chaldean empires were not client nations to God.

When the Roman Empire fell in 476 A.D., God had already used the Goths as His client nation during the fourth century. Scotland and Ireland were client nations during the fifth and sixth centuries.

The Franks were a client nation during the eighth and ninth centuries; the Vikings were during the tenth century. Germany under Luther, and Switzerland under Calvin were client nations during the sixteenth century.

Sweden under Gustavus Adolphus, and the Huguenots during the seventeenth century were client nations. Brandenberg-Prussia under the Hohenzollerns were a client nation during the eighteenth century.

England was the same during the reign of Victoria in the nineteenth century. And the United States of America has been a client nation from 1776 until the present. Jesus Christ controls history,

He knows where there will be positive volition in each generation. He makes sure that the current client nation goes to that area of the world with missionary activity. This insures that Gentile nations will continue as client nations until the exit resurrection.

Ignorance of Bible doctrine and scar tissue of the soul destroyed the Jewish client nations, and the same ignorance of doctrine and scar tissue of the soul destroys Gentile client nations, Eph 4:18-19; 2Cor 13:5; This is what is occurring in the USA right now.

The restoration of Israel as a priest nation will occur at the second Advent and continue throughout the millennium, Isa 49:5-8. Israel today and in the tribulation is not a client nation.

There is a testimony from 144,000 Jews during the tribulation exactly like the seventy years of the Babylonian captivity, but there is no client nation during these two periods of time.

The pivot is the sine que non of the client nation. The pivot is the remnant of mature believers who have reached maximum adjustment to God's justice by their positive attitude toward Bible doctrine.

The pivot carries the client nation. If there is a large pivot, the nation is delivered from historical disaster. It there is a small pivot only the pivot is delivered, while the nation is destroyed. The size of the pivot in historical disaster determines the fate of the client nation.

During downtrends of history such as is occurring on the USA today mature believers must simply keep on standing firm in God's Word of truth and advancing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ takes care of all of the details of the mature believer's life under the principle of Jesus Christ controls history and the battle is the Lord's.

The spinoff is comprised of reversionistic believers. The larger the spinoff, the greater the disaster and destruction of the nation.

When judgment falls on a nation, the pivot is still secure because of their adjustment to God's justice. If a mature believer dies during historical disaster, it is not discipline it is just his time to go home; the mature believer's death is the Lord's victory.

The principle of deliverance depending upon the size of the pivot is derived from the fact that mature believers are a blessing by association and have historical impact. While the pivot is secure, the spinoff is destroyed in the disaster.

Historical disaster simply separates those who are adjusted to God's justice from those who are maladjusted. Since the spinoff is always comprised of those who are maladjusted, they are disciplined and destroyed by the historical disaster.

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