Soteriology: Eternal Design Of Divinity (two)
(…continues from part 1…)
2) 2Thessalonians 2:8 “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:” where the word ‘Wicked’, representative of an individual being, is the Greek anomos (an’-om-os): ‘destitute of (the Mosaic) law; a violator of the law, lawless, without law, that is, (negatively) not subject to (the Jewish) law; (by implication a Gentile), or (positively) wicked’. The only way one can oppose God is simply sit in opposition to His Word. The Antichrist stands, an egregious recusant against the word of the goodness of the LORD God. Opposition to God carries one sentence: annihilation. He had always hidden himself, not wanting to be labeled ‘evil’ but he will not be able to remain in the masquerade of secret societies and the deceptive, philanthropic heroism. The word ‘revealed’ is apokaluptō (ap-ok-al-oop’-to) meaning: ‘to take off the cover, that is, disclose.’ The author of Satanism cannot hide his identity, not from the Lord of creation.
Revelation 20:4-6 4) “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5) But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6) Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” Who are the “they” that “sat upon them” – thrones? They are the ones to whom soteriological design of eternal consequence was made. The saints of Jesus constitute the mystical body of Christ – the Christians. How do I know that the revelatory vaticination concerning those on majestic seats in heaven are the Christians?
Over five centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ on terra firma, Prophet Daniel wrote, “But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever” (Daniel 7:18). From eternal past God had decided to save those who would walk with Him. Matthew 19:28 “And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” Two exegetical facts are drawn from this verse.
Judgment of Israel must be exclusively intended for the disbelieving religious bigotry displayed by the Jews. Those who gave Jesus – who committed no sin – up for crucifixion and who failed to ask God for forgiveness in the name of Jesus will face judgment. The second scriptural approach points to Christians as seated in the heavenly assizes to judge Adamic sinfulness. 1Corinthians 6:2, “Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?” This Pauline admonition is intended to inculcate in Christians, the nobility of their adjudicatory role, ergo, it is expected of Christianity to be seen leading by good examples.
This is Israel after the flesh
Spiritual Israel is quite different from Israel after the order of carnality. I have two scriptures to buttress this fact. 1Corinthians 10:18 “Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?” If the Word of God does see some as Israel of carnality, definitely, there must be spiritual Israel. There was a divine need to enter Adamic depravity into a new testamentary order. Does it not asseverate, “For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second” (Hebrews 8:7). Soteriology is the perfection of true salvation. The first testament took away sin temporarily; the second testament is the soteriology – eternal design of the Divinity; meant only for as many as are led by the Spirit to become Christians who walk with God. Galatians 6:16 reads, “And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.” Israel of God is the true Israel, the called, ready to forsake all, washed in the blood of Jesus clean; and be called the children of the Most High. Romans 9:6 “Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:” because in the new dispensation of Adamic elevation, you must be born again. Israel in the flesh is the present day geographical State of backslidden Jews. Many of them do not still believe in the Golgotha atonement.
God must always have His own people so it became necessary to birth the spiritual Israel, each individual of this mystical body having the eternal seed of fruitful Godliness in his soul. Without this species of people, God will destroy the earth. To keep the earth from destruction, His special people must have their dwelling on earth. How unsearchable is God’s wisdom, and His ways past finding out. Hallelujah!
Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be continued…)
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