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Just "what" will be joined to Christ at the Rapture

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We're called to such a High Calling in Christ Jesus!
John Flavel was a tremendous preacher and theologian in the 1600's.
He said,
God will never divorce the
believing soul, and its comfort, after he has married our nature to
his own Son, by the hypostatical, and our persons also, by the
blessed mystical union.

Everything we see of Christ's Human Life, can grow in us via HIS seed when we are Born from above. We can never inherit His Divinity, but rather the overflow of His Glorified Humanity.
John Flavel gives us some idea what all that means & what will come forth at the Rapture.
Are we willing to die to ourselves so that Christ may grow in our "new man" to the measure God has allotted for each one of us?
That's why we're still here. To Grow! For He will have a Glorious BRIDE!
FULL of HIM-SELF!

Everything that God loves is bound up in His Son. God wants nothing of anything of this world, or anything we can offer. This world will never be fixed, it will be made NEW; our WORTH is the measure to which Christ be FORMED in us! Christ IS God, and we are the inheritance of God IN THE SAINTS.
Ephesians 3:20-21
So Godly wisdom tells us that He has appointed our days to grow in Christ, and FIND "Rest" to our souls!
Heaven is gonna be ALL ABOUT CHRIST, and our JOY IN HIM!
And if some don't understand that, then they need to PRAY!
Maranatha!

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Of Christ's wonderful Person.
by John Flavel
From my Study at Dartmouth, March 14th, 1671
John 1: 14


Excerpt......
There are three illustrious
and dazzling unions in scripture: that of three persons in one God,
Essentially. That of two distinct natures, and persons; by one
spirit Mystically: and this of two distinct natures in one person,
Hypostatically. This is my task to open at this time: and, for the
more distinct and perspicuous management thereof, I shall speak to
it both negatively and positively.

1. Negatively. Think not when Christ assumed our nature, that
it was united consubstantially, so as the three persons in the
Godhead are united among themselves. They all have but one and the
same nature and will; but in Christ are two distinct natures and
wills, though but one person.
2. Nor yet that they are limited Physically, as soul and body
are united in one person; for death actually dissolves that; but
this is indissoluble. So that when his soul expired, and his body
was interred, both soul and body were still united to the second
person as much as ever.
3. Nor yet is it such a mystical union, as is between Christ
and believers. Indeed that is a glorious union; but though believers
are said to be in Christ, and Christ in them, yet they are not one
person with him. They are not christed into Christ, or godded into
God, as blasphemous Familists speak.
Secondly, Positively. But this assumption of which I speak, is
that whereby the second Person in the Godhead did take the human
nature into a personal union with himself, by virtue whereof the
manhood subsists in the second person, yet without confusion, both
making but one person, "Theanthropos", or Immanuel, God with us.
So that though we truly ascribe a two-fold nature to Christ,
yet not a double person; for the human nature of Christ never
subsisted separately and distinctly, by any personal subsistence of
its own, as it does in all other men, but from the first moment of
conception, subsisted in union with the second person.
To explicate this mystery more particularly, let it be
considered;
First, The human nature was united to the second person
miraculously and extraordinarily, being supernaturally framed in the
womb of the Virgin, by the overshadowing power of the Highest, Luke
1: 34, 35. By reason whereof it may truly and properly be said to be
the fruit of the womb, not of the loins of men, nor by man. And this
was necessary to exempt the assumed nature from the stain and
pollution of Adam's sin, which it wholly escaped; inasmuch as he
received it not, as all others do, in the way of ordinary
generation, wherein original sin is propagated: but this being
extraordinarily produced, was a most pure and holy thing, Luke 1:
35. And indeed this perfect shining holiness, in which it was
produced, was absolutely necessary, both in order to its union with
the divine Person, and the design of that union; which was both to
satisfy for, and to sanctity us. The two natures could not be
conjoined in the person of Christ, had there been the least taint of
sin upon the human nature. For God can have no fellowship with sin,
much less be united to it. Or, supposing such a conjunction with one
sinful nature, yet he being a sinner himself, would never satisfy
for the sins of others; nor could any unholy thing ever make us
holy. "Such an High-priest therefore became us as is holy, harmless,
undefiled, separate from sinners, Heb. 7: 26. And such an one he
must needs be, whom the Holy Ghost produces in such a peculiar way,
"to hagion", that holy thing.
Secondly, As it was produced miraculously, so it was assumed
integrally; that is to say, Christ took a complete and perfect human
soul and body, with all and every faculty and member pertaining to
it. And this was necessary (as both Austin and Fulgentius have well
observed) that thereby he might heal the whole nature of that
leprosy of sin, which has seized and infected every member and
faculty. "Panta anelaben hina panta hagiaze". "He assumed all, to
sanctify all;" as Damascen expresseth it. He designed a perfect
recovery, by sanctifying us wholly in soul, body, and spirit; and
therefore assumed the whole in order to it.
Thirdly, He assumed our nature, as with all its integral parts,
so with all its sinless infirmities. And therefore it is said of
him, Heb. 2: 17. "That it behaved him," "kata panta homoiotenai",
according to all things (that is, all things natural, not formally
sinful, as it is limited by the same apostle, Heb. 4: 15.) to be
made like into his brethren. But here our divines so carefully
distinguish infirmities into personal and natural. Personal
infirmities are such as befall particular persons, from particular
causes, such as dumbness, blindness, lameness, leprosies,
monstrosities, and other deformities. These it was no way necessary
that Christ should, nor did he at all assume; but the natural ones,
such as hunger, thirst, weariness, sweating, bleeding, mortality,
&c., which though they are not in themselves formally and
intrinsically sinful; yet are they the effects and consequent of
sin. They are so many marks, that sin has left of itself upon our
natures. And on that account Christ is said to be sent "in the
likeness of sinful flesh", Rom. 8:3. Wherein the gracious
condescension of Christ for us is marvellously signalised, that he
would not assume our innocent nature, as it was in Adam before the
fall, while it stood in all its primitive glory and perfection; But
after sin had quite defaced, ruined, and spoiled it.
Fourthly, The human nature is so united with the divine, as
that each nature still retains its own essential properties
distinct. And this distinction is not, nor can be lost by that
union. So that the two understandings, wills, powers &c. viz. The
divine and human are not confounded; but a line of distinction runs
betwixt them still in this wonderful person. It was the heresy of
the Eutychians, condemned by the council of Chalcedon, to affirm,
that there was no distinction betwixt the two natures in Christ.
Against whom that council determined, that they were united
"asunochutos", without any immutation or confusion.
Fifthly, The union of the two natures in Christ, as an
inseparable union; so that from the first moment thereof, there
never was, nor to eternity shall be, any separation of them.
Doubt. If you ask how the union remained betwixt them, when
Christ's human soul and body were separated from each other upon the
cross? Is not death the dissolution of the union betwixt soul and
body?
Resolution. True, the natural union betwixt his soul and body
was dissolved by death for a time, but this hypostatical union
remained even then as entire and firm as ever: for, though his soul
and body were divided from each other, yet neither of them from the
divine nature. Divines assist our conception of this mystery, by an
apt illustration. A man that holds in his hand a sword sheathed,
when he pleaseth, draws forth the sword; but still holds that in one
hand, and the sheath in the other, and then sheaths it again, still
holding it in his hand: so when Christ died, his soul and body
retained their union with the divine nature, though not (during,
that space) one with another.
And thus you are to form and regulate your conceptions of this
great mystery. Some adumbrations and imperfect similitudes of it may
be found in nature. Among which some commend that union which the
soul and body have with each other; they are of different natures,
yet both make one individual man. Others find fault with this,
because both these united make but one complete human nature;
whereas, in Christ's person, there are two natures, and commend to
us a more perfect emblem, viz., That of the Cyon and the tree or
stock, which have two natures, yet make but one tree. But then we
must remember that the Cyon wants a root of its own, which is an
integral part, but Christ assumed our nature integrally. This defect
is by others supplied in the Misletoe and the Oak, which have
different natures; and the Misletoe subsists in union with the Oak,
still retaining the difference of nature; and though making but one
tree, yet bears different fruits. And so much to the first thing,
namely, the nature of this union.
Secondly, For the effects, or immediate results of this
marvellous union, let these three be well considered.
1. The two natures being thus united in the person of the
Mediator, by virtue whereof the properties of each nature are
attributed, and do truly agree in the whole person; so that it is
proper to say, the Lord of glory was crucified, 1 Cor. 2: 8, and the
blood of God redeemed the Church, Acts 20: 28, that Christ was both
in heaven, and in the earth at the same time, John 3: 13.
Yet we do not believe that one nature does transfuse or impart
its properties to the other, or that it is proper to say the divine
nature suffered, bled, or died; or the human is omniscient,
omnipotent, omnipresent; but that the properties of both natures,
are so ascribed to the person, that it is proper to affirm any of
them of him in the concrete, though not abstractly. The right
understanding at this would greatly assist, in teaching the true
sense of the forenamed, and many other dark passages in the
scriptures.
2. Another fruit of this hypostatical union, is the singular
advancement of the human nature in Christ, far beyond and above what
it is; capable of in any other person, it being hereby replenished
and filled with an unparalleled measure of divine graces and
excellencies; in which respect he is said to be "anointed above, or
before his fellows," Gal. 14: 8, and so becomes the object of
adoration and divine worship, Acts 7: 59. This the Socinians oppugn
with this argument: He that is worshipped with a divine worship, as
he is Mediator, is not so worshipped as God; but Christ is
worshipped as Mediator. But we say, that to be worshipped as
Mediator, and as God, are not opposite, but the one is necessarily
included in the other; and therein is further included the ratio
formalis sub qua of that divine religious worship.
3. Hence, in the last place, follows, as another excellent
fruit of this union, The concourse and co-operation of each nature
to his mediatory works; for in them he acts according to both
natures: the human nature doing what is human, viz. suffering,
sweating, bleeding, dying; and his divine nature stamping all these
with infinite value; and so both sweetly concur unto one glorious
work and design of mediation. Papists generally deny that he
performs any of these mediatory works as God, but only as man; but
how boldly do they therein contradict these plain scriptures? See 2
Cor. 5: 10. Heb. 9: 14,15. And so much as to the second thing
propounded, viz. the fruits of this union.
Thirdly, The last thing to be opened is the grounds and reasons
of this assumption. And we may say, touching that, (1.) That the
human nature was not assumed to any intrinsical perfection of the
Godhead, not to make that human nature itself perfect. The divine
did not assume the human nature necessarily, but voluntarily; not
out of indigence, but bounty; not because it was to be perfected by
it, but to perfect it, by causing it to lie as a pipe, to the
infinite all filling fountain of grace and glory, of which it is the
great receptacle. And so, consequently, to qualify and prepare him
for a full discharge of his mediatorship, in the offices of our
Prophet, Priest, and King. Had he not this double nature in the
unity of his person, he could not have been our Prophet: For, as
God, he knows the mind and will of God, John 1: 18 and 3: 13, and as
man he is fitted to impart it suitably to us, Deut. 18: 15, 16, 17,
18, compared with Acts 3: 22.
As Priest, had he not been man, he could have shed no blood;
and if not God, it had been no adequate value for us, Heb. 2: 17.
Acts 3: 28.
As King, had he not been man, he had been an heterogeneous, and
so no fit head for us. And if not God, he could neither rule nor
defend his body the Church.
These then were the designs and ends of that assumption.
Use 1. Let all Christians rightly inform their minds in this
truth of so great concernment in religion, and hold it fast against
all subtle adversaries, that could wrest it from them. The learned
Hooker observes, that the dividing of Christ's person, which is but
one, and the confounding of his natures, which are two, has been the
occasion of those errors, which have so greatly disturbed the peace
of the church. The Arians denied his deity, levelling him with other
mere men. The Apollinarians maimed his humanity. The Sabellians
affirmed, that the Father and Holy Ghost were incarnated as well as
the Son; and were forced, upon that absurdity, by another error,
viz. denying the three distinct persons in the Godhead, and
affirming they were but three names. The Eutychians confounded both
natures in Christ, denying any distinction of them. The Seleusians
affirmed, that he unclothed himself of his humanity when he
ascended, and has no human body in heaven. The Nestorians so rent
the two names of Christ asunder, as to make two distinct persons of
them.
But ye (beloved) have not so learned Christ. Ye know he is,
(1.) True and very God; (2.) True and very man; that, (3.) these two
natures make but one person, being united inseparately; (4.) that
they are not confounded or swallowed up one in another, but remain
still distinct in the person of Christ. Hold ye the sound words
which cannot be condemned. Great things hang upon all these truths.
O suffer not a stone to be loosed out of the foundation.
Use 2. Adore the love of the Father, and the Son, who bid so
high for your souls, and at this rate were contented you should be
recovered.
1. The love of the Father is herein admirably conspicuous, who
so vehemently willed our salvation, that he was content to degrade
the darling of his soul to so vile and contemptible a state, which
was, upon the matter, an undoing to him, in point of reputation; as
the apostle intimates, Phil. 2: 7. If two persons be at a variance,
and the superior, who also is the wronged person, begin to stoop
first, and say, you have deeply wronged me, yea, your blood is not
able to repair the wrongs you have done me: however, such is my love
to you, and willingness to be at peace with you, that I will part
with what is most dear to me in all the world, for peace-sake; yea,
though I stoop below myself, and seem, as it were, to forget my own
relation and endearments to my own son, I will not suffer such a
breach betwixt me and you. John 3: 16. "God so loved the world, that
he gave his only begotten Son."
2. And how astonishing is the love of Christ, that would make
such a stoop as this to exalt us! Oh, it is ravishing to think, he
should pass by a more excellent and noble species of creatures,
refusing the angelic nature, Heb. 2: 16, to take flesh; and not to
solace and disport himself in it neither, nor experience sensitive
pleasures in the body, for, as he needed them not, being at the
fountain-head of the highest joys, so it was not at all in his
design, but the very contrary, even to make himself a subject
capable of sorrows, wounds, and tears. It was, as the apostle
elegantly expresseth it, in Heb. 2: 9, "hopos huper pantos geusetai
tanatou"; that he might sensibly taste what relish death has, and
what bitterness is in those pangs and agonies. Now, Oh that you
would get your hearts suitably impressed and affected with these
high impressures of the love both of the Father and the Son! How is
the courage of some noble Romans celebrated in history, for the
brave adventures they made for the commonwealth; but they could
never stoop as Christ did, being so infinitely below him in personal
dignity.
Use 3. And here infinite wisdom has also left a famous and
everlasting mark of itself; which invites, yea, even chains the eyes
of angels and men to itself. Had there been a general council of
angels, to advise upon a way of recovering poor sinners, they would
all have been in an everlasting demur and loss about it. It could
not have entered their thoughts, (though they are intelligencers,
and more sagacious creatures) that ever mercy, pardon, and grace,
should find such a way as this to issue forth from the heart of God
to the hearts of sinners. Oh, how wisely is the method of our
recovery laid! So that Christ may be well called, "the power and
wisdom of God," 1 Cor. 1: 24; forasmuch as in him the divine wisdom
is more glorified than in all the other works of God, upon which he
has impressed it. Hence it is, that some of the schoolmen affirm,
(though I confess myself unsatisfied with it) that the incarnation
of Christ was in itself so glorious a demonstration of God's wisdom
and power, and thereupon so desirable in itself, that though man had
not sinned, yet Christ would have been made man.
Use 4. Hence also we infer the incomparable sweetness of the
Christian religion, that shows poor sinners such a fair foundation
to rest their trembling consciences upon. While poor distressed
souls look to themselves, they are perpetually puzzled. That is the
cry of a distressed natural conscience, Micah 6: 6 "Wherewith shall
I come before the Lord?" The Hebrew is "'akadem Jehova" how shall I
prevent or anticipate the Lord? And so Montanus renders it, in quo
praeoccupabo Dominum? Conscience sees God arming himself with wrath,
to avenge himself for sin; cries out, Oh, how shall I prevent him;
if he would accept the fruit of my body, (those dear pledges of
nature,) for the sin of my soul, he should have them. But now we see
God coming down in flesh, and so intimately united our flesh to
himself, that it has no proper subsistence of its own, but is united
with the divine person: hence it is easy to imagine what worth and
value must be in that blood; and how eternal love, springing forth
triumphantly from it, flourishes into pardon, grace, and peace. Here
is a way in which the sinner may see justice and mercy kissing each
other, and the latter exercised freely, without prejudice to the
former. All other consciences through the world, lie either in a
deep sleep in the devil's arms or else are rolling (sea sick) upon
the waves of their own fears and dismal presages. Oh, happy are they
that have dropped anchor on this ground, and not only know they have
peace, but why they have it!
Use 5. Of how great concernment is it, that Christ should have
union with our particular persons, as well as with our common
nature? For by this union with our nature alone, never any man was,
or can be saved. Yea, let me add, that this union with our natures,
is utterly in vain to you, and will do you no good, except he have
union with your persons by faith also. It is indeed infinite mercy,
that God is come so near you, as to dwell in your flesh; and that he
has fixed upon such an excellent method to save poor sinners. And
has he done all this? is he indeed come home, even to your own
doors, to seek peace? does he vail his unsupportable glory under
flesh, that he might treat the more familiarly? and yet do you
refuse him, and shut your hearts against him? Then hear one word,
and let thine ears tingle at the sound of it: Thy sin is hereby
aggravated beyond the sin of devils, who never sinned against a
mediator in their own nature; who never despised, or refused,
because indeed, they were never offered terms of mercy, as you are.
And I doubt not but the devils themselves, who now tempt you to
reject, will, to all eternity, upbraid your folly for rejecting this
great salvation, which in this excellent way is brought down, even
to your own doors.
Use 6. If Jesus Christ has assumed our nature, then he is
sensibly touched with the infirmities that attend it, and so has
pity and compassion for us, under all our burdens. And indeed this
was one end of his assuming it, that he might be able to have
compassion on us, as you read, Heb. 2: 17, 18. "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. For in
that he himself has suffers, being tempted, he is able to succour
them that are tempted." O what a comfort is this to us, that he who
is our High-Priest in heaven, has our nature on him, to enable him
to take compassion on us!
Use 7. Hence we see, to what a height God intends to build up
the happiness of man, in that he has laid the foundation thereof so
deep, in the incarnation of his own Son.
They that intend to build high, use to lay the foundation low.
The happiness and glory of our bodies, as well as souls, are founded
in Christ's taking our flesh upon him: for, therein, as in a model
or pattern, God intended to show what in time he resolves to make of
our bodies; for he will "metaschematidzein", transform our vile
bodies, and make them one day conformable to the glorious body of
Jesus Christ, Phil. 3: 21. This flesh was therefore assumed by
Christ, that in it might be shown, as in a pattern, how God intends
to honour and exalt it. And indeed, a greater honour cannot be done
to the nature of man, than what is already done, by this grace of
union; nor are our persons capable of higher glory, than what
consists in their conformity to this glorious head. Indeed the flesh
of Christ will ever have a distinct glory from ours in heaven, by
reason of this union; for being the body which the Word assumed, it
is two ways advanced singularly above the flesh and blood of all
other men, viz. subjectively, and objectively: Subjectively, it is
the flesh and blood of God, Acts 20: 28, and so has a distinct and
incommunicable glory of its own. And objectively, it is the flesh
and blood which all the angels and saints adore. But though in these
things it be supereminently exalted, yet it is both the medium and
pattern of all that glory which God designs to raise us to.
Use 8. Lastly, How wonderful a comfort is it, that he who
dwells in our flesh is God? What joy may not a poor believer make
out of this? what comfort one made out of it, I will give you in his
own words, "I see it a work of God, (saith he) that experiences are
all lost, when summonses of improbation, to prove our charters of
Christ to be counterfeit, are raised against poor souls in their
heavy trials. But let me be a sinner, and worse than the chief of
sinners, yea, a guilty devil, I am sure my well-beloved is God, and
my Christ is God. And when I say my Christ is God, I have said all
things, I can say n

Re: Just "what" will be joined to Christ at the Rapture



Thank you, Sally...

It was a beautiful sermon to read.

Those who spoke back in the ages of long ago spoke of the beautiful characteristics of a loving and merciful God whose main characteristic is "Love". He has always been, in His essence, "Love"....and He is "Love" today, and always will be "Love"...I John 4:6......and His mercy amazes me for such as we, mere mortals, are.

Today's Christians have lost this ability of seeing God as He really is, and more see Him as a cruel, unmerciful tyrant towards all of unbelieving Mankind. And it's nice to be reminded of how it was spoken of Him back then...

Arlene