Eph 4:11-16; 1Ti 2:3-6; Mat 17:5; Heb 7:23-8:2, 10:11-14; Rev 7:17 .
ROMANS-381-120509 - length: 60:46 - taught on May, 9 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.
but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
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.
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.
The prophet speaks the message of God to the people.
He explains God to the people.
The priest speaks and acts on behalf of the people to God. He offers the sacrifice and He intercedes.
The king gathers up the people and governs them. He exercises authority to the glory of God and for the good of the people.
A mediator is a middle person between two parties. The mediator places himself between two parties who are in a conflict, and works to gain the reconciliation.