B. Plane of human perfection and covenant relationship to God,
actual and reckoned; but ineffectual even for sacrificial purposes
until Christ appeared as their Advocate.—Heb. 11:38-40 .
Adam, created perfect, was in covenant relationship to God, under
Divine Law—obey and live everlastingly; disobey and die.
Sin broke this covenant relationship and brought Adam and
his race under death-sentence. Their only hope lies in a restoration
of perfection and then a renewal of the covenant conditions by Messiah.
TYPICAL ISRAEL BROUGHT
INTO COVENANT RELATIONSHIP
WITH GOD BY MOSES, but
unable to maintain it.
Renewals "year by year"
brought life everlasting to
none. "Salvation is of the
Amos 3:2; Jno. 4:22 .
JESUS CHRIST BY HIS PERFECT
sacrifice and the Church, his
"members," by their faith-justified
sacrifice exalted to covenant relationship
on the spirit plane—Heirs of
the Oath-bound Covenant—"THE SEED."
Gal. 3:29 .
To retain covenant relationship
these are required to be obedient to
the spirit of God's Law in Christ.
"Ye are not under the Law, but under
Grace".—Rom. 6:14 .
The "Great Company" spirit-begotten,
attain this plane through the
"destruction of the flesh."
Believers tentatively justified by
faith, giving them opportunity
for sacrificing earthly interests:
failing of this their justification
lapses and they pass with the
world to the actual justification
of the Millennium.
THE CHRIST IN GLORY,
PRIEST, KING, JUDGE OF
ISRAEL, reconciling and perfecting
fallen men, as
Abraham's Earthly Seed—
getting them ready to turn
over to God under his Law
"I have constituted thee
(Abraham) a father of many
The "blood" of Christ applied
secures opportunity for the
return of all men to Covenant
relationship with God. Rom. 4:17
ABRAHAM'S EARTHLY SEED,
IN COVENANT RELATIONSHIP—
"PRINCES IN ALL THE EARTH."
THE EARTHLY PHASE OF THE
ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH
UNDER MEDIATOR'S KINGDOM IN
PROCESS OF RESTITUTION.
Kingdom at an end.
I Cor. 15:24-28. And
the restored ones
tried by justice and
the unworthy "Goats"
destroyed. Rev. 20:9,10;
Matt. 25:41-46 .
Satan and all
be a clear universe—
praising God." Rev. 5:13 .
There is but one Divine Law, whatever be the form of its statement—Supreme love for God and the same love for a neighbor as for self. To this Law angels and men must conform to be in Covenant Relationship with God, enjoying eternal life. The Law Covenant attempted this for Israel during the Jewish Age, by its mediatorial work of one Atonement Day renewed "year by year."
The Antitypical Moses (the Christ Head and Body, the "Royal Priesthood"), by his "better sacrifices," will succeed in bringing antitypical Israel into Covenant Relationship and life everlasting. The Gospel Age is "the acceptable time" for consecrating the priests through sacrificing (Psalm 50:5), and paying to Justice the ransom-price laid down at Calvary. The Millennial Age will be the time for reconciling the world, symbolized by Moses sprinkling "the people" with the blood of the sacrifices of atonement. The at-one-ment will not be complete between God and men until the end of the Millennium, when Christ shall deliver over the Kingdom to the Father.
The world through Israel's renewed Covenant and better Mediator will begin to receive New Covenant blessings at once under the Mediatorial Kingdom, but not until the Millennium is ended will perfected, restored men, be admitted to covenant relationship with God.
The Church, accepted through Christ by faith and consecration, as members of the antitypical Seed of Abraham, are now at one with God through their Bridegroom-Advocate, in Covenant relationship and blessing.—Gal. 3:29.