Heb 1:1-3; 2Pe 3:13-18; Eph 1:22-23, 4:11-16; 1Ti 2:3-6; Mat 17:5; Heb 7:23-8:2, 10:11-14 .
ROMANS-380-120506 - length: 76:14 - taught on May, 6 2012
The inheritance of the Church Age believer has two compartments:
the birthright (regeneration), and
the rewards (maturity).
The inheritance of the believer has two sides.
Austin-Sparks talks about these two aspects in terms of (1) nature, and (2) service.
We are also in union with Christ to participate in His work of service.
The WORK of Christ-His SERVICE - is to minister God to the creation - to be the mediator between God and man.
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Jesus Christ orients to His Father in everything.
Just as Christ is the fullness of the Father and explains Him…
The Church is to be the fullness of Christ and, by the work of the Holy Spirit, to explain Christ to the world and the angels.
When we communicate the truth of mystery doctrine, we participate in this mighty service of God making Himself known for who He really is.
The things about the glory of God the Father that Christ came to broadcast just happen to be two things we can become full of ourselves.
There is a fight on between grace and truth on one side, and the forces of the liar and thief on the other.
The spiritual gifts consist of two capabilities:
to build up the Body (love the brethren, grace), and
to communicate the truth (guard My words).
As the mediator between God and man, Christ has three offices:
prophet, priest, and king.