80. My Vision on the Meaning of the Inheritance of Christ


April 4, 2014


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Mat 21:38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.

Heb 1:4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

Eph 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

Col 3:24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.


 

In the case of Ellen White and the pioneers, it was often after they had done their homework that God confirmed what they had studied out. The Lord often works with me in the same manner. Regarding this vision, I refer to my refutation of David Clayton and Cindy Haynes’ teachings on the Godhead, and more specifically their teaching that Christ was a lesser God because He received an inheritance from the Father.


At 2:30 this a.m., April 4, 2014, I was taken in vision and it was confirmed by my angel of the Lord that it is the humanity of Christ that inherits all things in Hebrews chapter 1. I had sensed that in my document refuting the teaching of David Clayton and Cindy Haynes on the Godhead, but I now have it confirmed by the Lord Jesus Christ. I had stated the following:

 

I have thoroughly covered how and why Christ was “appointed” heir to all things. Christ had to meet the test of overcoming all of man’s sins while all of them were laid upon Him. It was because of His overcoming in His human capacity that He aspired to being “appointed” heir to all things. Any inheritance obtained by Christ was due to His overcoming Satan. It was the humanity of Christ that must inherit something, because the Divinity of Christ was EQUAL TO THE FATHER, and not derived or inherited:

 

In Christ is life, original, unborrowed, underived." He that hath the Son hath life." 1 John 5:12. The divinity of Christ is the believer's assurance of eternal life.” The Desire of Ages, p. 530.

 

If Christ made all things, He existed before all things. The words spoken in regard to this are so decisive that no one need be left in doubt. Christ was God essentially, and in the highest sense. He was with God from all eternity, God over all, blessed forevermore. The Lord Jesus Christ, the divine Son of God, existed from eternity, a distinct person, yet one with the Father. He was the surpassing glory of heaven. He was the commander of the heavenly intelligences, and the adoring homage of the angels was received by Him as His right.” Selected Messages, Bk. 1, p. 247.

 

Christ’s divinity could not be God in the highest sense and at the same time inherit ANYTHING from the Father or have His Divinity conferred upon Him! It was the overcoming humanity of Christ that inherited the kingdom of God, because He overcame all temptation to sin.

 

In my vision, I was shown Matthew 21:38 and Hebrews chapter 1 in bold relief; that the context of this chapter proves that it was the humanity of Christ that has been adopted into the Kingdom of God and made heir to all things. It was represented to me that every self-deprecatory statement of Christ and every self-deprecatory statement in the Bible about the Son, refers to His “emptied” state of humanity which was dependent upon the Father’s Spirit on a moment by moment basis. It is the emptied state of the Son of God that inherits all things.

 

Mat 21:38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.

 

Note: It was the humanity of the Son of God that the Jews killed, for divinity cannot die says Ellen White. Matthew 21:38 proves that it was the humanity of Christ that received an inheritance by adoption. It was the DIVINE NATURE of Christ that took the death that was ours that we might have the eternal life that was His. The Testator was DIVINE ONLY, but He had to “die” to something ETERNALLY because the Bible says that the Testator must die, for while He liveth there is no strength in His Testament. Heb. 9. So Christ “died” to His former life of being DIVINE ONLY and took upon Himself humanity forever. He will live eternally from His Incarnation as a human priest. This is a huge sacrificial concession for one who was DIVINE ONLY GOD IN THE HIGHEST SENSE! And some are doing away with this “HIGHEST GOOD, CROWNING GIFT which heaven can bestow,” by teaching that the humanity of the MAN PRIEST CHRIST is not part of the Godhead!

 

Heb 9:16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

Heb 9:17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

 

"He (Christ) suffered the death which was ours, that we might receive the life which WAS His." Desire of Ages, p. 25 1 Cor. 11:24-265, cf. John 6:53, 54, Titus 3:5, 6.

 

What life was His prior to His Incarnation? It was His eternal life that He gives to us. The Son of God, at His Incarnation, died to being DIVINE ONLY and lives FOREVERMORE as a human. It is that eternal life that He possessed as a DIVINE ONLY being, that we receive if we are faithful.

 

I was shown that it is antichrist to make any attempt to turn the emptied, sacrificial state of the Testator of the Everlasting Covenant, into the state of the pre-Incarnated Son of God—to make Christ come in the flesh, of the same status as the Son before He came in the flesh. That is, to attempt to make Christ a lesser God because He voluntarily chose to empty Himself and become a servant to all and to be an example of overcoming sin.

 

"7. Made himself of no reputation. Literally, 'emptied Himself.' This emptying was voluntary (see on John 10:17, 18). It was not possible for Christ to retain all the tokens of divinity and still accomplish the Incarnation. The outworking of this emptying is detailed in the remainder of Phil. 2:7 and in v. 8. See Vol. 5, p. 918." SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 7, p. 155, col. 1.

 

Phl 2:7  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

 

Phl 2:8  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

 

5. The Subordination of Christ. Voluntarily assuming the limitations of human nature at the incarnation, the Lord Jesus Christ thereby subordinated Himself to the Father for the duration of His earthly ministry (see ps. 40:8; Matt. 26:39; John 3:16 4:34; 5:19, 30; 12:49; 14:10; 17:4, 8; 2 Cor. 8:9; Phil. 2:7, 8; Heb. 2:9; see on Luke 1:35; 2:49; John 3:16; 4:34; Phil 2:7, 8).

Laying aside His royal robe and kingly crown’ (DA 22, 23). “He voluntarily assumed human nature. It was His own act, and by His own consent.” (EGW ST Jan 20, 1890; cf 5T 702).  “He humbled Himself, and took mortality upon Him.” (EGW RH Sept. 4, 1900).

 

The Son of God was surrendered to the Father’s will, and dependent upon His power. So utterly was Christ emptied of self that He made no plans for Himself. He accepted God’s plans for Him, and day by day the Father unfolded His plans” (DA 208; cf. 664. ‘While bearing human nature, He was dependent upon the Omnipotent for His life.  In His humanity, He laid hold of the divinity of God’” {EGW, ST, June 17, 1897 par. 8}

 

Heb 1:1 ¶ God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 

Heb 1:2   Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 

 

Note: It is the humanity of Christ that has been adopted by the Father and appointed heir to all things. I was shown that it is thus gravely errant in an antichrist sense to use the “emptied” post Incarnation state of the Son of God, His humanity, as a demonstration that the pre-Incarnated Son of God was in any way inferior to His Father, when they BOTH were of the same essence, substance, Spirit—ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT, that constitutes them BOTH as ONE GOD.

 

Heb 1:3   Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high

 

Note: It was after the Incarnation that the Son of God purged our sins and sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

 

Heb 1:4   Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 

 

Note: It was the humanity of Christ that was much better than the angels, and has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they, for which of the angels purged our sins and sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. Ellen White said that the pre-Incarnated Son of God was eternal and that He had the same essence and substance as the Father—the ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT. That Spirit could not inherit ANYTHING because she also said that He was God in the highest sense.

 

Heb 1:5 ¶ For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? 

Heb 1:6   And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.  

 

Note: When the Son of God was Incarnated and brought into the world as the firstfruits, the firstbegotten, firstborn of the dead, that all the angels were commanded of God to worship Him. This was the second time the angels were commanded to worship the Son of God, for in heaven just before the creation of the world, they were also commanded to worship the Son, because Satan had misrepresented the Son of God to the angels. But His stature as God in the highest sense, and His eternal existence had always remained the same. Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 38, 39.

 

The timeframe context of Hebrews chapter 1 is after the Son was begotten into the world as the firstbegotten, the firstfruits of all creatures. Heb. 1:5 and 1:6 above, make it clear that it is the humanity of Christ that inherits all things because of His highest good, crowning gift that heaven can bestow—the gift of His Holy Spirit to regenerate man back into the image of God by curing the sin problem.

 

1Co 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

1Co 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

Jas 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Rev 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

 

Heb 1:7   And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. 

Heb 1:8   But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom

Heb 1:9   Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows

 

Note: It is because Christ as the Son of God hated and overcame iniquity that He was anointed as heir of all things. Notice in Heb. 1:8 that the Father says TO THE SON, “Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.”

 

Heb 1:10   And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: 

Heb 1:11   They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; 

Heb 1:12   And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. 

Heb 1:13   But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? 

Heb 1:14   Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? 

 

Note: The humanity of Christ Himself is an heir of salvation as well, because He overcame all sin. Ellen White said He could have failed. It is because He did not fail that His humanity was adopted into the Kingdom by the Father, and He remains a MAN PRIEST that endures FOREVER. Thus, He became an heir to salvation.

"But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood."  Hebrews 7:24.

Christ has carried His humanity into eternity. He stands before God as the representative of our race. When we are clothed with the wedding garment of His righteousness, we become one with Him, and He says of us, “They shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.” His saints will behold Him in His glory, with no dimming veil between.”—The Youth’s Instructor, October 28, 1897 quoted in The S.D.A. Bible Commentary 7:925. {Hvn 7


God has Adopted the Human Nature of Christ Into Heaven


He is our sacrifice, our Advocate, our Brother, bearing our human form before the Father's throne, and through eternal ages one with the race He has redeemed--the Son of Man.” Heaven, p. 73.

God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son, and has carried the same into the highest heaven. Heaven,” p. 72.

"By His life and His death, Christ has achieved even more than recovery from the ruin wrought through sin. It was Satan's purpose to bring about an eternal separation between God and man but in Christ we become more closely united to God than if we had never fallen. In taking our nature, the Saviour has bound himself to humanity by a tie that is never to be broken. Through the eternal ages He is linked with us. 'God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son.' [John 3:16]. He gave Him not only to bear our sins, and to die as our sacrifice He gave Him to the fallen race. To assure us of His immutable counsel of peace, God gave His only Begotten Son to become one of the human family forever to retain His human nature. This is the pledge that God will fulfill His word. 'Unto us a child is born unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon His shoulder.' God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son, and has carried the same into the highest heaven. It is the 'Son of man' who shares the throne of the universe. It is the 'Son of man' whose name shall be called, 'Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the prince of Peace.' [Isa. 9:6]. The I Am is the Daysman between God and humanity, laying His hand upon both. HE who is 'holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners,' is not ashamed to call us brethren. [Heb. 7:26 2:11.] In Christ the family of earth and the family of heaven are bound together. Christ glorified is our brother. Heaven is enshrined in humanity, and humanity is enfolded in the bosom of Infinite love." The Desire of Ages, 25.

 

Exo 15:17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.

 

Exo 34:9 And he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray thee, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance.

 

Psa 94:14 For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.

 

The above statement is also proof that the inheritance of Christ relates to His humanity, because that is the inheritance we have hope of sharing in. He is the head and we are supposed to be the body. That is the highest inheritance we may share with Christ—as His 144,000 saints.

 

It is because men and women lack the spirit of self-denial and self-sacrifice that they cannot comprehend the sacrifice made by Heaven in giving Christ to the world. Their religious experience is mingled with selfishness and self-exaltation. How can such professors have anything but a meager hope of sharing the inheritance of Christ? “Verily I say unto you,” He said to His disciples, “Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”{BLJ 219.3}

 

Our Saviour declares that He brought from heaven—as a donation— eternal life. He was to be lifted up upon the cross of Calvary to draw all men unto Him. How then shall we treat the purchased inheritance of Christ? Tenderness, appreciation, kindness, sympathy, and love should be shown to them. Then we may work to help and bless one another. In this work we have more than human brotherhood. We have the exalted companionship of heavenly angels. They cooperate with us in the work of enlightening high and low....” {AG 55.6}

 

We as children of God are the inheritance of Christ.

 

Christ determined in council with His Father to spare nothing, however costly, to withhold nothing however highly it might be estimated, that would rescue the poor sinner. He would give all heaven to this work of salvation, of restoring the moral image of God in man.... To be a child of God is to be one with Christ in God, and to put forth our hands in earnest, self-sacrificing love to strengthen and bless the souls that are perishing in their sins.”{AG 55.7}

 

Christ’s interests are the first and the highest of all interests. He has a property in this world that he wishes secured, saved for his everlasting kingdom. It is for his Father’s glory and for his own glory that his messengers shall go forth in his name; for they and he are one. They are to reveal him to the world. His interests are their interests. If they will be co-laborers with him, they will be made heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ to an immortal inheritance.” {CEv 34.1} The Colporteur Evangelist, p. 34.2 (EGW) Ellen G. White.{CEv 34.2}

 

It is abhorrent and antichrist that men have turned the “emptying” (emptied, Incarnated state) of Christ on its head in an attempt to make Him of a lesser God than the Father.

 

In the Name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,

 

Ronald William Beaulieu


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