Header (9/3/09) video for Youtube RFG playlist ( youtube.com/watch?v=F_rSoXEuwxA&list=PL5E39FE2FF6897D30 ) .
Playlist has three related themes:
A. Your ARCHEGOS aka Jesus the Christ, is Royal. So you are, too. This was a theme of my pastor's teaching, for over 50 years. So where is that in Bible? All over the NT, but Book of Hebrews is dedicated to it. Christ, of course, says that very thing, in John 14 (if you know that 'house' isn't talking about a building, but about a Royal upgrade in Isaiah 53:10's contract to make SONS). Aha.
Incomplete summary of Bible backup: brainout.net/RFG.doc (2 pages of related cites).
Hebrews plays off Peter's use of the term 'royal priesthood', to show the change in covenant. Revelation will also play to it, i.e., in Rev 1:6 and 5:10.
B. So the BIBLE's explanation of Hebrews, is folded into this RFG playlist. But not right away, for
C. The CHRONOLOGY of when Hebrews was written, must first be established. It's vital to interpretation, to know WHEN Hebrews was written: for the RAPTURE was 'immediately' expected, as Jerusalem was under seige. If you don't know that, you'll misread the book! Its theme, IS the Rapture's underlying foundation of Christ Won So New Covenant. So, Heb 11:39-40, 'apart from us THEY won't be resurrected'. They, meaning the OT and Trib people. The latter, won't come to EXIST if Church doesn't complete. See? It's key to the whole book!
So the videos begin with simplistic 'overview' material on what 'royal' means, then the Chronology is extensively addressed (again, first simply, then with rigor). To see that chronology, however, ends up providing a lot of insight as to B, what BIBLE says about our Royal Family status.
A full testing of the doctrinal fit of these issues, is here: brainout.net/DueDisclosure.htm . Its 'Diplomatic Brief' intra-page links cover the role of the Angelic Trial on your Royalty in Christ, which itself is a type of hupostasis, your 'position' in Him. Legal and political issue, that. Fought over, by Satan.
The term 'Royal Family of God' is my pastor's. Bible's titles are Royal Priesthood and Kingdom, all of them playing off the royal-house wordplay the Lord used in John 14:2. (He's not talking about physical houses, but Royal family of God branches through Christ, as you'll see in Hebrews 1:3, 3:14, 11:1's Greek, 12:23.)
Do a Web Search on 'angelic conflict', 'crowns doctrine', or 'rewards', or 'spiritual inheritance', 'doctrine of the Kingdom'. Terms vary, but many churches teach some version of this doctrine.
Here's a sample Google search I did on 'angelic conflict'. There's a lot of material available, and you really need to know the Conflict: it's THE way to read the Bible. Amazing how verses all fit together, when you understand the Conflict as the backdrop: google.com/search?hl=en&client=qsb-win&rlz=1R3GGLL_enUS343US343&q=Angelic+Conflict&start=20&sa=N
Another one, on 'crowns': google.com/search?client=qsb-win&rlz=1R3GGLL_enUS343&hl=en&q=Kingdom+doctrine+rewards
Wish they taught it more correctly and in more depth. Book of Hebrews, though, outlines it, as the video demonstrates. So go by BIBLE: see ITS explanation, not 'our' denominations.
That's what I'll do in this series, use ONLY Bible. Not, other studies or even my pastor's study. Idea is to furnish independent evidence. If it agrees with someone else, fine. If not, fine. Only after independent study, do I examine what others say. In this series, the viewer is left to do that examination, as he sees fit.
For you are ROYAL, so have all the problems of Royalty -- except, the recognition. Just as He had, when down here. It's a very different perspective from what we normally think of as 'Christlike' :)