Soteriology: Eternal Design Of Divinity (four)
(…continues from part 3…)
4) Luke 13:6-9 6 “He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. 7)Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? 8) And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: 9) And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.” God would not give the emblematic four of creationism to man or Israel. The LORD is the Author of creation, therefore, the Dresser of Israel must step into the divine responsibility of four to engender fruitfulness. Man cannot save himself. Only God wields the miraculous power of soteriology.
In Peter, we see wobbly Israel as he fell in the denial of his Master and was restored with the charge of, “Feed My sheep.” Peter, being one of the stones that builds the Church, making him a type of a Christian, and for the indubitable reason that Shem must preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, this puts Israel inevitably in God’s calendar. In Paul, Israel in the gentile, diasporic Europe must enlarge the spread of the gospel; and by an uncanny subtlety of divine fashioning, Ham must be brought to calculated relevance. All these have been planned from the beginning.
John 10:16 “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.” Obviously the Jewish apostles of the Lord Jesus were unaware of the eternality of the counsel of the Godhead. The Church of the Living God is the ground and pillar of salvation. First to the Jew, then the Gentile, and when they come together in one faith, one baptism and one Spirit, it is the Divine dream coming to eternal fruition. Amen.
Colossians 1:24-26 24) “Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church: 25) Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; 26) Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:” and the saints are none other than the redeemed, according to the eternal design. The Church has always been God’s trump card to judge the malicious stance of Satanism.
Ephesians 3:8-11 8) “Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; 9) And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: 10) To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, 11) According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:” by whose nature of Divinity we can boldly walk to the empyrean assizes of the Majesty. The Spirit of the Saviour dwells richly in us, which accounts for our unwavering confidence.
Soteriology is not an afterthought, on the part of the Godhead; the established conclusion of it had been an eternality of His design. If after the creation of intelligent beings, God decided, to save or destroy souls in hell, as Calvinistic lapsarianism erroneously see it – in its ludicrous egregiousness –, does it not portray Jehovah’s established omniscient faculty fact as a mere ruse, an absolute mirage! Before the creation of time, no doubt, the Members of the Godhead had decided what to do, having by foreknowledge faculty of their omniscience, seen what would unfold, had made up their minds on what should be obtained. The Godhead had fixed the T&C pertaining to salvation. They were not toying with the intended free will of the creationism proposed intelligent beings. It will definitely be quiet sadistic on the part of the eternally sinless Godhead to fashion, intentionally, intelligent beings out of the creationism just for hellish cast. If God should commit one smidgeon of sin, He becomes eternally a disciple of Satanism. The goodness of the Fashioner of creationism will not afford it. Even if He decided to sin, He could easily purge Himself, but the eternality of truthfulness maintains that the LORD GOD will not let it happen for goodness’ sake! Amen.
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!”
Read part three here