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God is making one new man – in Christ Jesus…

God is making one new man – a new creation – in Christ Jesus – a new Israel, the Israel of God.  (Not a replacement for the Israel that now is; but a “new” Israel of God, according to Galatians 6: 15-16.)  This new creation is neither Jew, nor Greek, nor slave, nor free, nor male, nor female.  It is an entirely new creation descending from Abraham, as father of the promised Seed, and the chosen (elect) are created “in Christ.”  This “new man” is created for the 7th Day with a New Jerusalem for its capital city.

This chosen new man is to live by the faith of Abraham with righteousness exceeding any righteousness man has attempted through Moses’ law.  The Law of Liberty replaces the law given to Moses.  The Law of Liberty contains the promise of the Father of the Holy Spirit enabling works emanating from faith – the ability to please God through hearing, obeying, and living His Word concerning the Kingdom of God to come.  The Law of Liberty promises an abundant life in the age to come.

The Spirit of the Promise is received through faith – believing God in the present tense.  The New Creation, New Man in Christ, is placed into the New Covenant which our Lord made with His disciples sharing His bread and blood.  The Promise has an inheritance in the age to come – rewards accumulating and being preserved at this very moment in the heavens.

This Promise is able to impart the kingdom life in the age to come.  The Law cannot.  One must be “in Christ” to receive this life.

Those “in Christ” are required not to turn back, nor desire the country from which they are being delivered.  They are born of the “freewoman” – a barren woman who cannot conceive on her own. The “Christ ones” are born through Promise, having no labor or their own works.  They are born according to the Spirit of Promise, being made co-heirs with Christ.

“Christ ones” are to make their calling and election sure and steadfast – never taking their eyes of faith from the prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus.  They are to receive the Spirit by the hearing of faith so as to bring their faith unto perfection (completion) like Abraham.  They need to be aware that they can fail of the grace of God, falling short of the Glory of God.  (It was the God of Glory who called Abraham.)

Those “under the law” cannot produce works out from faith – no justification.  They are unable to bring their faith to completion and they make the death of Christ needless.  There is no promised Seed under the law.  Christ came to confirm the promises made to the fathers and to fulfill the law.

The law was added to the Covenant of Promise to show how they were straying from the promise – the Eternal Covenant.  The law was not contrary to promise, but unable to impart life.  Everyone is under sin – but – the promise by faith in Jesus Christ is given to those believing, who no longer are under a tutor, but under the new law of liberty in Christ Jesus.

FYI:     Thayer Definition: “New” – G2537 -“kainos”

1a) as respects form – recently made, fresh, recent, unused, unworn

1b) as respects substance – of a new kind, unprecedented, novel, uncommon, unheard of

March 11, 2013 Posted by | "Seed" & "birthing", Galatians, Ladies Bible Study Notes, Precepts you must understand, The Kingdom and Gospel of our Lord, The promise | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Simple Outline of Galatians………

Simple Outline of Galatians

As An example of “Son Language”

 CHAPTER 1 – “The Unveiling of the Son in Paul”

 CHAPTER 2 – “The Unveiling of the Son to the Gentiles through Paul”

 CHAPTER 3 – “Those Living out of Faith are Sons of Abraham”

 CHAPTER 4 – “The Redeemed Receive the Adoption (Placing as sons)”

 CHAPTER 5 – “Faith, Working through Love, will Free Us to Inherit the Kingdom of God”

 CHAPTER 6 – “Reaping Life in the Age to Come”

It can be plainly observed that the Bible is written in “Son” language for our understanding in these last days.  It will most definitely profit us to observe the roles, ministries, and the inheritance of sons in general.  That is a lifetiime of study!  It’s time to “buy back” this wasted commodity.  With grown children on their own, I am able to study 100-fold more than when three children were home.  The t. v. was not the center of our home, but I suspect that is a large culprit you let rob you of “studying to be approved by God.”  “The cares of this age” have many faces, so to speak, to trip you.  Be aware of its devices, as well as satan’s.

Reminder:  Hebrews 1:2 – “in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world (lit. “ages”).”

Comparing other scriptures to help with our understanding:

JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD     Mark 1:1  The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

 The Son of god is the king     John 1:49   Nathanael answered and saith unto him (Jesus), Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.

 SONSHIP IS RELATED TO RULERSHIP     Luke 1:32-33,35  32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:  33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.  35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

The son of God MUST BE revealed to us     Matthew 16:15-17  15 He (Jesus) saith unto them (the chosen twelve), But whom say ye that I am?  16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.  17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

The holy spirit reveals HIM     John 15:26   But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify [bear witness] of me (the Son of God).

The Spirit reveals to us things to come     John 16:13-15  13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.  14 He shall glorify me (the Son of God): for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it (reveal it) unto you. 15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

 The son of God has the words of eternal life     John 6:68-69 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. 69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.

 Eternal life is an inheritance     Mark 10:17  “…Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?”

 THE INHERITANCE IS A REWARD FOR SERVING     Colossians 3:23-24  23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men (that is living by faith of the Son of God, Gal.2:20);  24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

 THE INHERITANCE IS THE KINGDOM     1 Corinthians 6:9 “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived…”

Eternal life is in the age to come     Mark 10:30 who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time — houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions — and in the age to come, eternal life.

 OVERCOMERS INHERIT     Revelation 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 

OVERCOMING BY BELIEVING THE SON OF GOD     1 John 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth [present, active, participle] that Jesus is the Son of God?

 The knowledge of the Son of God     Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God (the words of eternal life), unto a perfect man (mature, approved of), unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:  

A WARNING!    We can trample the son of God

Hebrews 10:26-29 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth (the words of eternal life, the knowledge of the Son of God), there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

September 8, 2009 Posted by | Galatians, on faith, Pages from my journal, Precepts you must understand | Leave a comment

   

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