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Spiritual gifts part 42: Christ resolved the Angelic Conflict at the Cross

Joh 16:7-11; Rom 3:21-26; Col 2:13-15; Joh 12:31-33; Col 1:13-14
ROMANS-159-101021 - length: 60:47 - taught on Oct, 21 2010
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Pastor-Teacher
John Farley
Thursday,
October 21, 2010

Spiritual gifts part 42: Christ resolved the Angelic Conflict at the Cross

The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts

Point 2. The Giver of the Gifts: The Person and Work of God the Holy Spirit.

3. Here are the three works that God performs to provide salvation to individuals. [Common Grace, Call of God, Efficacious Grace].

1. Common Grace = the ministry of God the Holy Spirit in making the Gospel clear, understandable and compelling to the unbeliever.

2. The Call of God = the invitation of God the Father to believe in Christ.

3. Efficacious Grace = the work or ministry of the Holy Spirit in making the faith in Jesus Christ of the spiritually dead person effective for eternal salvation.

1. Common Grace
2. The Call of God
3. Efficacious Grace

1. Common Grace = the ministry of God the Holy Spirit in making the Gospel clear, understandable and compelling to the unbeliever.

Believe in Christ, and you will be credited with the perfect righteousness of God.

Persist in your unbelief, and you will join satan in judgment.

There are three areas of evangelism in which the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit functions in common grace: sin, righteousness, and judgment.

Since Christ was our substitute and was judged for our sins on the cross, “sin” here refers specifically to one sin only, the refusal to believe in Jesus Christ.

The issue is faith alone in Jesus Christ.

This refers to imputed righteousness, the perfect righteousness of God which Christ is and which is credited to the believer at the moment of salvation.

All members of the human race who believe in Christ possess the perfect righteousness of God at the moment they believe.

If we are to live with God forever, we must possess both perfect righteousness and eternal life.
 

Both are imputed to us at the moment we believe in Christ.

There is a relationship between evangelism and the angelic conflict.

The human race was created to resolve the angelic conflict.

Like the angelic creatures, mankind was given free will to demonstrate to satan and the fallen angels the validity of God’s judgment on them.

Those who refuse to believe in Christ will share in the condemnation and eternal judgment of satan and the fallen angels, according to REV 20:10-15.

Angels are in two camps - elect and fallen - , and they got to pick which camp they are in.

When man fell in the Garden, the human race came under the rulership of satan on planet earth, HEB 2:14-15.

When Christ came in His First Advent, He declared that He came to free the prisoners of satan, LUK 4:17-21.

1JO 3:8
The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.

John 16:11 teaches that it was through the cross that Christ triumphed over satan and his fallen angels.

The judgment in view in John 16:11 is the greatest of all judgments, which is now past and was accomplished by Christ as our Substitute when He died as the Just for the unjust.

At the cross, the Lord Jesus Christ vindicated the character and nature of God. By His spiritual death, He demonstrated the righteousness of God, ROM 3:21-26.

satan held the human race captive, but that grip was broken by Christ in His death. COL 2:14-15.

Jesus speaks of this judgment earlier in the Gospel of John (JOH 12:31-33) and He connects it directly to His death on the Cross.

Christ by His death broke the stronghold of satan over the human race.
We are free to walk out of the slave market of sin.

1JO 5:19
We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

Good News! Our sins have been judged, and satan, the one who kept us in the bondage of sin and death, has also been judged.

He has accomplished the redemption concerning our sins.
He has accomplished the expiation of the penalty and guilt of our sins.

He has accomplished the propitiation toward the righteousness and justice of God.
He has accomplished the reconciliation of sinners.

1. Satan has been judged.
2. Righteousness is available in and through Christ.
3. The condemning sin is failure to believe in Christ the Savior.

He has accomplished the propitiation toward the righteousness and justice of God.
He has accomplished the reconciliation of sinners.

 

Perfect righteousness was here on earth for 33 years, in a human being, Christ.

ISA 64:6
For all of us have become like one who is unclean,
And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment;

Do not persist in your unbelief, but be believing.

 



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