Spiritual Gifts part 94. The double portion principle

Heb 1:3-6, 13-14; 2:9-11; 1Jo 5:11-12; Rom 8:29-30; Col 1:18; 2Co 5:17; Gal 6:15

ROMANS-212-110310 - length: 58:26 - taught on Mar, 10 2011

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John Farley
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spiritual Gifts Part 94: The double portion principle.

The Doctrine of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

C.  The Baptism of the Spirit is the ministry of God the Holy Spirit in placing every new believer into permanent union with the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Body the Church.

Point 4. Definition and description of the Baptism of the Spirit.

1.The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a real baptism, an actual identification, in which God the Holy Spirit, at the moment we believe in Christ, places or enters the new believer in union with Christ.

2. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the means of forming the royal family of God during the Church Age.

3. The result of the baptism of the Spirit, union with Christ, is also called “positional truth” or “positional sanctification”.  

The New Testament refers to positional truth in many places with the expression “in Christ” or “en Christoo” in the Greek. Also “in Christ Jesus”,  “in Him”.

The term “sanctification” means to be set apart to God for a special purpose.

hagios is translated holy and saint, and is merely the Bible title for royalty!

Positional sanctification is a reference to the Church-age believer's union with Christ which is accomplished at the moment of salvation through the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

And "in Christ" each Church-age believer is positionally superior to all angels, including Satan as well as all the elect and fallen angels!

This part of mystery doctrine pointing to the elevation of the Church over both the elect and fallen angels announced the total defeat of Satan…

… which is why Christ's unexpected announcement of the Church just prior to the cross had such a powerful impact on angels!

(1) The believer possesses the righteousness of God, that of the Father being imputed, and we share the perfect righteousness of Christ through our positional sanctification.

1JO 3:9  No one who is born of God sins, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

ROM 7:17   So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which indwells me.

(2) The second reason that we are qualified to live with God is that the believer possesses eternal life, 1JO 5:11-12.

This is the
double portion