TRIUNE LOVE OF GOD
February 24, 2019 – SUN a.m.
I- THE APPLIED RECORD OF THE WORD PROPITIATION
Let us talk first the concept of propitiation.
Hebrews 2:17 NASB “Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people”
Hebrews 2:17 KJV “Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.”
1 John 2:2 NASB “and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.”
1 John 2:2 KJV “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”
A. The Statement in defining the word Propitiation
B. The Solution of the Annual day of Propitiation
Leviticus 17:11 NASB ‘For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.’
Leviticus 17:11 KJV “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.”
C. The Substitution of Christ to accomplish Propitiation
Note: Christ was the propitiation for the sins of the people not His people. The atonement is for everyone. Any sinner enabled to come to God through propitiation. God’s wrath is set aside and that makes a propitiation a great blessed thing.
II- THE ACTIVE ROLE OF THE FATHER IN THE WILL OF SALVATION
A. The Sensible Personality of God’s Nature
1 John 4:8, 16 “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”
B. The Saving Purpose of God’s Action
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
C. The Separate Persons of God’s Deity
III- THE AGENT ROLE OF THE SPIRIT IN THE WORK OF SALVATION
A. The Role of the Spirit in the Manifestation of the Word.
Joh1:1, 14 KJV “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”—The Manifestation of the Word.
Luke 1:35 NASB “The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.”
Luke 1:35 KJV “And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”
B. The Role of the Spirit in the Ministry of the Word
Isaiah 11:1-2 KJV “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 2 And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;”
Isaiah 11:1-2 NASB “Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.”
Isaiah 42:1 “Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations.”
John 1:32 NASB “I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.”—This is John testified
John 1:32 KJV “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him..”
John 3:34 NASB “For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure.”
John 3:34 KJV“For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.”
C. The Role of the Spirit in Missions to the world
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel”-Luke 4:18 KJV
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel”- Luke 4:18 NASB
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings”- Isaiah 61:1 KJV
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Because the Lord has anointed me To bring good news”-Isaiah 61:1 NASB
Every preaching the purpose of every preacher to help every believers to love God more.
The Holy God hates sin, and His wrath abides on sinners, but God so loved the sinful men that is why the Father sent His only Son to propitiate His own wrath for the salvation of those who believe.
Oh what a great Love of God, What a wonderful Saviour. We love Him because He first loved us