The Five Phases of Salvation

 

 

 

The Five Phases of Salvation

 

  

Elder Jeff Winfrey, Pastor

DawsonSpringsPrimitiveBaptistChurch

101 East Walnut Street

Dawson Springs, KY42408

  

 

 

Part 1

 

Study Outline for the Eternal Phase of Salvation

  

I) The Eternal Phase is the first of the Five Phases of Salvation

A) The four other phases

1) The Legal Phase

2) The Vital Phase

3) The Practical Phase

4) The Final Phase

B) The Eternal Phase occurred in the mind of God from eternity past

C) The Eternal Phase is the basis of all other phases

D) The Eternal Phase is the ignored and rejected phase       

 II) The mind of God  

A) There is never anything new in the mind of God

Act 15:18  Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. 

 B) The God who alone declares, purposes and brings to pass

Isa 46:9  Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,

Isa 46:10  Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

Isa 46:11  …yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it. 

C) The mind of God before time in all phases of salvation

1) The Eternal Phase

Eph 1:4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world

2) The Eternal and Legal Phase

Rev 13:8  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him (the beast), whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

3) The Legal Phase

1Pe 1:18  Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

1Pe 1:19  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

1Pe 1:20  Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

4) The Vital and Practical Phase

2Th 2:13  But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

5) The Final Phase

Mat 25:34  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world 

D) Given to Christ

Joh 6:37  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

Joh 6:38  For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

Joh 6:39  And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

 

Joh 10:27  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

Joh 10:28  And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

Joh 10:29  My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

 

Joh 17:2  As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

 

Joh 17:6  I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me

 

Joh 17:9  I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

 

Joh 17:24  Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me…

 

E) In Christ

1Co 15:22  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

 

Rom 5:18  Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

 

Rom 8:1  There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

 

2Co 5:21  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

 

Eph 1:4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Eph 1:5  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Eph 1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Eph 1:7  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

 

Eph 1:10  That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

Eph 1:11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

 

2Ti 1:9  Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

 

III) The purpose of God

2Ti 1:9  Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

 

Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

 

Eph 1:11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

 

Isa 14:27  For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?

 

Rom 8:31  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

 

IV) The will of God

Eph 1:11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

 

Eph 1:5  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

 

Dan 4:35  And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

 

Psa 33:9  For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

Psa 33:10  The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.

Psa 33:11  The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

 

Job 23:13  But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.

 

Psa 115:3  But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

 

V) Foreknowledge

Rom 8:29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

 

2Ti 2:19  Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his

 

Gen 4:1  And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain…

 

Jer 1:5  Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

 

Mat 7:23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

 

1Pe 1:2  Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father

 

VI) Election

A) Not a disgrace—But to the praise of the glory of His grace

Eph 1:4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Eph 1:5  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Eph 1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace

B) If God chose according to what man would do—Then election is not of grace

Rom 11:6  And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

C) God’s plan of salvation is unto good works—Not because of good works

Eph 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

D) Election is so we will bring forth fruits—Not because we have

Joh 15:16  Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain…

E) Faith is a result of election—Not the cause

Act 13:48as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.

F) God chooses sinners and causes them to approach unto Him

Psa 65:4  Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts…

G) Election is as crucial to salvation as redemption or regeneration

Joh 6:65  And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.

 

Joh 6:44  No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

 

Joh 5:40  And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

H) Romans 9:6-23

Rom 9:6  Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:

Rom 9:7  Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.

Rom 9:8  That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

Rom 9:9  For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son.

Rom 9:10  And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;

Rom 9:11  (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth😉

Rom 9:12  It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.

Rom 9:13  As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

Rom 9:14  What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.

Rom 9:15  For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

Rom 9:16  So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

Rom 9:17  For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.

Rom 9:18  Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.

Rom 9:19  Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?

Rom 9:20  Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?

Rom 9:21  Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

Rom 9:22  What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:

Rom 9:23  And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,

Rom 9:24  Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

 

VII) Predestination

Eph 1:4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Eph 1:5  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Eph 1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

 

Eph 1:11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

 

Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Rom 8:29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Rom 8:30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Rom 8:31  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Rom 8:32  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Rom 8:33  Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.

Rom 8:34  Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

 

Rom 8:38  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Rom 8:39  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

 

Part 2

 

Study Outline for the Legal Phase of Salvation

  

I) The Legal Phase is the second of the Five Phases of Salvation

        A) The four other phases

1) The Eternal Phase

2) The Vital Phase

3) The Practical Phase

4) The Final Phase

B) The Legal Phase occurred on the cross and in the courtroom of heaven

C) The Legal Phase saves from the penalty of sin

D) The Legal Phase is commonly overstated in scope and undervalued in power

 

II) Condemnation because of sin (Adam and all he would father)

Gen 3:6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

 

Rom 5:12  Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

Rom 5:13  (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

Rom 5:14  Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

 

Eph 2:3  Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

 

Rom 3:10  As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Rom 3:11  There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

Rom 3:12  They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

 

Rom 3:20  Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

 

III) God’s justice concerning His judgment of sin (God cannot ignore sin)

Deu 32:4  He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

 

Job 8:3  Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?

 

Job 34:12  Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

 

IV) Statements of apparent contradiction concerning God and sin

Exo 34:6  And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

Exo 34:7  Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty…

Jer 9:24  But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

 

V) The ultimate legal questions

Job 9:2  I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?

 

Job 14:4  Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

 

Job 25:4  How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?

Job 25:5  Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight.

Job 25:6  How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?

 

Psa 130:3  If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

 

VI) Christ resolves the apparent contradictions and the problem of sin

Isa 49:24  Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?

Isa 49:25  But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.

 

Psa 85:10  Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

 

Joh 1:14  And 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.

 

Joh 1:17  For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

 

VII) Christ maintains God’s justice in judgment

1Co 15:22  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive

 

Rom 5:18  Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

Rom 5:19  For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

Rom 5:20  Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

Rom 5:21  That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Rom 3:24  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Rom 3:25  Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

Rom 3:26  To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

 

VIII) Christ is our redemption (pays our debt, buys us back)

Gal 4:4  But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

Gal 4:5  To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

 

Gal 3:13  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

 

1Co 6:20  For ye are bought with a price

 

Mat 20:28  Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

 

Heb 9:12  Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

 

1Pe 1:18  Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

1Pe 1:19  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

1Pe 1:20  Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

 

Rev 5:9  And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

 

IX) Christ cleanses from and removes sin (purifies us in the sight of God)

Psa 103:12  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

 

Isa 43:25  I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

 

Heb 8:12  For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

 

Rev 1:5  …Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

 

X) Christ is our substitution (suffers God’s wrath because of our sins in our place)

Isa 53:4  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

Isa 53:5  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Isa 53:6  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

 

XI) Christ is our reconciliation (makes God to be at peace with us)

2Co 5:18  …God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ

 

Col 1:20  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

Col 1:21  And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

Col 1:22  In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

 

Rom 5:10  For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

 

Heb 2:17  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.

 

XII) Christ is our righteousness

2Co 5:21  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

 

Dan 9:24  Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

 

XIII) Christ is our perfection

Heb 10:10  By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Heb 10:11  And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

Heb 10:12  But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

Heb 10:13  From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.

Heb 10:14  For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

 

XIV) Christ is our acceptance (makes us acceptable to God)

Eph 1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

 

XV) Christ satisfied God

Isa 53:11  He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

 

XVI) Christ is our remission (removal of the consequences of sin)

Mat 26:28  For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

 

Heb 10:18  Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

 

XVII) Christ is our forgiveness (the same Greek word as is translated remission)

Act 5:31  Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

 

Act 13:38  Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:

 

Eph 1:7  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

 

Col 1:14  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

 

Col 2:13  And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

Col 2:14  Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

 

XVIII) Christ is our justification

Rom 3:24  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

 

Rom 5:9  Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

 

Rom 8:29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Rom 8:30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Rom 8:31  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Rom 8:32  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Rom 8:33  Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.

 

XIX) Christ is our intercession

Rom 8:34  Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

 

XX) Christ is our salvation

Heb 2:14  Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

Heb 2:15  And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

Heb 2:16  For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

Heb 2:17  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.

 

Mat 1:21  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

 

2Ti 1:9  Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

 

Heb 9:15  And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

 

 

 

Part 3

 

Study Outline for the Vital Phase of Salvation

  

I) The Vital Phase is the third of the Five Phases of Salvation

A) The four other phases

1) The Eternal Phase

2) The Legal Phase

3) The Practical Phase

4) The Final Phase

B) The Vital Phase occurs at some point between natural conception and death

C) The Vital Phase is entirely an act of God

D) The Vital Phase saves from the power of sin

 

II) Different ways that the scriptures describe the Vital Phase of Salvation

A) The Vital Phase is described as being born again of the Spirit

Joh 3:3  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Joh 3:4  Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

Joh 3:5  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Joh 3:6  That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Joh 3:7  Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

Joh 3:8  The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

 

B) The Vital Phase is described as a raising from the dead

Joh 5:25  Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

 

Eph 2:1  And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

Eph 2:2  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Eph 2:3  Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

Eph 2:4  But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

Eph 2:5  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

Eph 2:6  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

 

Eph 1:19  And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

Eph 1:20  Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead

 

C) The Vital Phase is described as an effectual call

Rom 8:30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

 

1Co 1:23  But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

1Co 1:24  But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

 

Joh 10:16  And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

 

Joh 10:27  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

Joh 10:28  And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish…

 

D) The Vital Phase is described as a new creation

Eph 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

 

2Co 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

 

E) The Vital Phase is described as a regeneration

Tit 3:5  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 

 

F) The Vital Phase is described as a coming to Christ by the power of God

Joh 6:44  No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

 

Joh 6:65  And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.

 

G) The Vital Phase is described as a surgery of the heart

Eze 36:26  A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

Eze 36:27  And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

 

Deu 30:6  And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

 

Rom 2:28  For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

Rom 2:29  But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God

 

H) The Vital Phase is described as a translation into Jesus’ kingdom

Col 1:12  Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

Col 1:13  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

 

III) Condition of the natural man prior to the Vital Phase

A) Natural man has no desire toward God—No “want to”—He will not come

1) The reprobate natural man is a hater of God

Rom 1:30  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

2) The carnal mind is at enmity toward God

Rom 8:7  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

3) A man under sin has no fear of God

Rom 3:18  There is no fear of God before their eyes.

4) God is not in the thoughts of a wicked man

Psa 10:4  The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

5) Spiritual things are foolishness to the natural man

1Co 2:14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

6) The unregenerate man will not come

Joh 5:40  And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

 

B) Natural man has no ability to come to God—No “can do”—He cannot come

1) A natural man cannot know spiritual things

1Co 2:14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned

2) A natural man cannot see

Joh 3:3  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

3) A natural man cannot enter

Joh 3:5  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

4) A natural man cannot understand

Rom 3:11  There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

5) A natural man cannot hear

Joh 8:43  Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

6) A natural man cannot believe

Joh 10:24  Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.

Joh 10:25  Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.

Joh 10:26  But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

Joh 10:27  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

7) A natural man cannot be converted

Joh 12:40  He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

8) A natural man cannot please God

Heb 11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

9) A natural man cannot cease from sin

2Pe 2:14  Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin

10) A natural man cannot be subject to God

Rom 8:7  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

11) A natural “cannot” cannot become a spiritual “can

Jer 13:23  Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

12) An unregenerate man cannot come to Christ

Joh 6:44  No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

 

IV) Great significance in the scriptural analogies for the Vital Phase of Salvation

A) The significance that the Vital Phase is likened unto being born

Joh 3:3  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

 

Joh 3:8  The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Can a man cause his own birth?

—What did you do before you were you?

What did you do before you were born?

Did you give your okay to your own birth?

Did you have a vote in the matter?

Did you come asking to be born?

Could you have refused to be born at the time you were born?

Jesus chose this natural analogy, because it represents the spiritual

 

B) The significance that the Vital Phase is likened unto raising the dead

Eph 2:1  And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

 

Joh 5:25  Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

Can a dead man raise himself?

—How dead is dead?

Before regeneration a natural man is dead to the spiritual realm

Naturally alive, but dead to the spiritual realm

The dead have no will to do—have no “want to”—will not come

The dead have no ability to do—have no “can do”—cannot come

Only God can give life to the dead

The dead do not actively participate in their own resurrection

The Bible uses this natural analogy, because it represents the spiritual

 

C) The significance that the Vital Phase is likened to becoming a new creature

Eph 4:24  And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

 

Eph 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

How much could Adam do before he was created?  

—Can the uncreated create itself?

How much did he know, see or understand before he existed? 

How far did he “come”? 

How much “want to” did he have before he was? 

The newly regenerated man is likewise a new spiritual creature 

How much did he know in that realm before he existed in that realm?

Before a creature is created—He is not—He does not exist

In his non-existence—He thinks not—He does not

He will not come—He cannot come 

The Bible uses this natural analogy, because it represents the spiritual

 

D) In all three scriptural analogies the lesson is the same

                1) As there is no natural will or action prior to natural birth

—there is no spiritual will or action prior to spiritual birth

                2) As there is no natural will or action in the naturally dead

—there is no spiritual will or action in the spiritually dead

                3) As there is no natural will or action in the naturally yet-to-be-created

 —there is no spiritual will or action in the spiritually yet-to-be-created

 

V) The passiveness on the part of the one saved in the Vital Phase of Salvation

A) While in the state of deadness—Or in the state of non-existence

                1) No thoughts or actions are possible

                2) There is no will—Natural man will not come

                3) There is no ability—Natural man cannot come

 

B) The Vital Phase of Salvation is totally of God’s will and by God’s action

                1) First the child of God is quickened to life by the power of God

—then he or she can think, see, hear, believe, come and worship

                2) First the child of God comes into a state of existence by the power of God

—then he or she can think, see, hear, believe, come and worship

                3) First a child of God is born of the Spirit of God

—then he or she can think, see, hear, believe, come and worship

                4) First God gives spiritual life

—then spiritual thoughts, actions, will and abilities follow

 

C) Man does not choose God—God chooses man

 

D) Man does not first come to God—God first comes to man

 

E) Regeneration:  Totally by God—Unassisted by man

1) The Bible is clear about the total impotency of sinful man

—He cannot by his own free will and ability come to God

—He cannot recover himself from the fallen state he is in by nature

2) There is no possible option for the Vital Phase of Salvation

—other than regeneration by God without man’s assistance 

3) The Vital Phase is totally by the will, purpose, power and grace of God

 

VI) Sovereign Grace:  The only hope for sinners

A) No “ifs”, “ands” or “buts” are involved

                1) God does not save, “if” the sinner will do so and so

                2) God does not do His part, “and” then the sinner must do his part

                3) God does not save by grace, “but” the sinner then has to help 

B) The Vital Phase of Salvation is by God’s sovereign grace—period

                1) Fallen man is dead to the things of God

—“How dead is dead?”

                2) Sinful man does not exist in the spiritual realm

—“What did you do before you were you?”

 

C) These ideas are very humbling to man’s ego

                —but they are very honoring to the God of grace

 

D) Let us never rob God of His glory

                —by taking credit for coming to Him while we were yet dead

 

VII) A lead in to the Practical Phase of Salvation

A) Yet after having received spiritual life

                —let us not rob God of His glory by refusing to come to Him

 

B) Once we have received the new birth by God’s grace

                —once we have been raised from a state of spiritual deadness

                    —once we have been given spiritual life

                                —once God has come and drawn us to Jesus

 

C) May we come to Him

                —may we draw near to Him

—may we submit to Him

                                —may we say, “Lord, what will you have me to do?” 

 

D) Then may we follow where He leads

                —in order to praise Him for what He has done for us

—in order to say thank you for His sovereign grace

                                —in order to have fellowship with Him while in this world

—in order to receive blessings in our obedience

 

 

 

 

 

Part 4

 

Study Outline for the Practical Phase of Salvation

 

 

I) The Practical Phase is the fourth of the Five Phases of Salvation

A) The four other phases

1) The Eternal Phase

2) The Legal Phase

3) The Vital Phase

4) The Final Phase

B) The Practical Phase begins at spiritual birth and leads to spiritual maturity

C) The Practical Phase is living the spiritual life that the Vital Phase gives

D) The Practical Phase is the only phase that partially hinges on man’s actions

E) The Practical Phase saves from the practice of sin

 

II) In the Vital Phase God gives the new birth—Calls the dead to spiritual life

Joh 3:8  The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

 

Joh 5:25  Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

 

Eph 2:1  And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

 

III) Prior to the giving of spiritual life—There is no spiritual will or ability

1Co 2:14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

 

Joh 5:40  And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

 

Joh 6:44  No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

 

IV) The Practical Phase is a joint work of the Holy Spirit and the born again child

Eze 36:27  And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

 

Heb 13:20  Now the God of peace…

Heb 13:21  Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight

 

Php 2:12  …work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

Php 2:13  For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

 

2Th 2:13  …God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit (Vital Phase) and belief of the truth (Practical Phase):

2Th 2:14  Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

V) The Practical Phase is the only phase in which man contributes to the saving

A) The phase where you can save yourselves

Act 2:40  And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

B) The phase where the preacher can save himself and those who hear him

1Ti 4:16  Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

C) The phase where the wife can save the husband and visa-versa

1Co 7:16  For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

D) The phase wherein Paul could save some

1Co 9:22  To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

 

VI) The Practical Phase is where man is saved by something in addition to grace

A) Saved by faith

Luk 7:50  And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

B) Saved by grace through faith

Eph 2:8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

C) Saved by faith, but not without works

Jas 2:14  …though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

D) Saved by belief

Act 16:31  …Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved

E) Saved by hope

Rom 8:24  For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope…

F) Saved by the gospel

1Co 15:1  Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

1Co 15:2  By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

G) Saved by preaching

1Co 1:21  …it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

H) Saved by hearing

1Ti 4:16  Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

I) Saved by knowledge

Rom 10:1  Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

Rom 10:2  For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

J) Saved by calling on the Lord

Rom 10:13  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

K) Saved by confession

Rom 10:9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

L) Saved by baptism

Mar 16:16  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

M) Saved by conversion

Jas 5:20  Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

N)  Saved by godly sorrow to repentance

2Co 7:10  For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation

O) Saved by provocation

Rom 11:14  If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.

P) Saved by prayer

Jas 5:15  And the prayer of faith shall save the sick

Q) Saved by endurance

Mat 24:13  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

 

VII) Changes in the child of God after the giving of spiritual life in the Vital Phase

A) With the giving of spiritual life comes direct teaching from God

Joh 6:45  It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

 

1Th 4:9  But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

 

Heb 8:10  For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

Heb 8:11  And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

B) With the giving of spiritual life comes a strong influence from the Spirit

Gal 4:6  And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Gal 4:7  Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ

 

Rom 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Rom 8:15  For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Rom 8:16  The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

C) With the giving of spiritual life come the desire and ability to come to Christ

Joh 5:40  And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

 

Joh 6:44  No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

 

Joh 6:65  And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.

 

Joh 6:37  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

 

Mat 11:28  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

 

Rev 22:17  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

D) With the giving of spiritual life come spiritual traits and a spiritual nature

Gal 5:22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Gal 5:23  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

 

Mat 12:33  Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

E) With the giving of spiritual life comes love

1Jn 3:14  We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

 

1Jn 4:7  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God

F) With the giving of spiritual life comes faith

Act 13:48  …and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.

 

Eph 2:8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

 

1Jn 5:1  Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God

 

1Co 12:3  Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

G) With faith comes the greatest evidence that we are children of God

Joh 5:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

 

Joh 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.

H) With faith comes a salvation of our souls in this world in times of trouble

1Pe 1:6  …though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

1Pe 1:7  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

1Pe 1:8  Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

1Pe 1:9  Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

I) With the giving of spiritual life comes righteous works

1Jn 2:29  If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

 

Eph 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

 

1Th 4:3  For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:

1Th 4:4  That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

 

1Th 4:7  For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness

 

1Pe 1:15  But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

J) In the living of a spiritual life come conversions

Luk 22:31  And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:

Luk 22:32  But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

 

Luk 22:61  And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

Luk 22:62  And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

K) With conversions come repentance and forgiveness to the troubled heart

1Jn 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

Pro 28:13  He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

 

VIII) The salvation that is experienced by hearing and believing the gospel

        A) These had been born again, but did not have knowledge of their salvation

Rom 10:1  Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

Rom 10:2  For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

Rom 10:3  For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

Rom 10:4  For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

B) They need a preacher to preach to them the gospel

Rom 10:14  How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

Rom 10:15  And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

Rom 10:16  But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

Rom 10:17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

C) The ability to believe comes from God as a gift of grace

Eph 2:8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

D) What to believe comes from hearing the gospel

Rom 1:17  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

 

1Ti 4:16  Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

 

1Co 1:21  For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

E) The Spirit gives an experience akin to heaven to those who hear and believe

Eph 1:13  In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Eph 1:14  Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

F) A peace of mind about eternal salvation is experienced by those who believe

2Co 5:18  And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

2Co 5:19  To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

2Co 5:20  Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

2Co 5:21  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.  

G) This is the purpose for preaching the gospel

Luk 1:76  And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

Luk 1:77  To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,

Luk 1:78  Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,

Luk 1:79  To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.  

H) Peace of mind and earnest of inheritance are for all who hear and believe

Rom 10:9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

 

Rom 10:13  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

I) These things are experienced as long as belief is maintained

1Co 15:1  Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

1Co 15:2  By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

 

IX) Faith that saves a sinner to be able to experience peace (Luke 7:36-50)

Luk 7:50  And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

 

X) Saved by good works to a confidence that you are one who is saved (2Pe 1:3-11)

2Pe 1:10  Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure…

 

XI) A lifestyle wherein is experienced a kingdom of heaven on earth (Mat 5-7)

Mat 5:3  Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 

Mat 7:24  Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

Mat 7:25  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

 

 

 

 

Part 5

 

Study Outline for the Final Phase of Salvation

 

 

I) The Final Phase is the fifth of the Five Phases of Salvation

A) The four other phases

1) The Eternal Phase

2) The Legal Phase

3) The Vital Phase

4) The Practical Phase

B) The Final Phase occurs in eternity future and includes body, soul and spirit

C) The Final Phase saves from the presence of sin

D) The Final Phase sees the accomplishment of all details of the Eternal Phase 

 

II) The purposes of God in the Eternal Phase shall come to pass in the end

Isa 14:24  The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:

 

Isa 46:9  …I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,

Isa 46:10  Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

Isa 46:11  …yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

 

III) The Final Phase of Salvation is certain for all who were in the Eternal Phase

Rom 8:30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

                        (See entire passage:  Rom 8:28-39)

 

Joh 6:37  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

Joh 6:38  For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

Joh 6:39  And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

 

Joh 10:27  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

Joh 10:28  And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

Joh 10:29  My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

 

Heb 2:13  …Behold I and the children which God hath given me.

 

Php 1:6  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

 

1Th 5:23  And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1Th 5:24  Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

 

(See also 1Co 1:8-9; Jud 1:24)

 

IV) The absolutely certain hope of eternal life for God’s children

1Pe 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1Pe 1:4  To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

 

Tit 1:2  In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

 

Tit 2:13  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

Tit 2:14  Who gave himself for us…

 

Tit 3:5  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Tit 3:6  Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

Tit 3:7  That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

 

Rom 8:18  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us…

 

Rom 8:23  And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

Rom 8:24  For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

Rom 8:25  But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

 

V) The spirit at death

Luk 23:42  And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

Luk 23:43  And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

 

2Co 5:8  We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

 

Luk 20:37  Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

Luk 20:38  For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living

 

Luk 16:22  And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

Luk 16:23  And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom…

 

Luk 16:27  Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:

Luk 16:28  For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

 

VI) The promise of Jesus’ return

Act 1:9  And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

Act 1:10  And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

Act 1:11  Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

 

VII) As a thief—Jesus will come when the world least expects Him

2Pe 3:3  Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

2Pe 3:4  And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

2Pe 3:5  For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

2Pe 3:6  Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

2Pe 3:7  But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

2Pe 3:8  But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

2Pe 3:9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

2Pe 3:10  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

 

2Pe 3:12  Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

2Pe 3:13  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

2Pe 3:14  Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

2Pe 3:15  And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

 

1Th 5:2  For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

1Th 5:3  For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

 

1Th 5:9  For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

1Th 5:10  Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

1Th 5:11  Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

 

VIII) A general resurrection of the dead and a final separation

Joh 5:28  Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

Joh 5:29  And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

 

Mat 25:31  When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

Mat 25:32  And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

                        See entire passage:  Mat 25:31-46 

 

IX) Judgment of the wicked

2Th 1:6  Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;

2Th 1:7  And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

2Th 1:8  In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

2Th 1:9  Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

 

Rev 20:11  And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

Rev 20:12  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Rev 20:13  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

Rev 20:14  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Rev 20:15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

 

X) Specifics about the resurrection of the bodies of God’s children

1Th 4:13  But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

1Th 4:14  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

1Th 4:15  For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

1Th 4:16  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

1Th 4:17  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

1Th 4:18  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

  

1Co 15:12  Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

1Co 15:13  But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:

1Co 15:14  And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

1Co 15:15  Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.

1Co 15:16  For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:

1Co 15:17  And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

1Co 15:18  Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

1Co 15:19  If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

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

1Co 15:21  For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

1Co 15:22  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

 

1Co 15:42  So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

1Co 15:43  It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:

1Co 15:44  It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body

 

1Co 15:49  And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

1Co 15:50  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

1Co 15:51  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

1Co 15:52  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

1Co 15:53  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

1Co 15:54  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

1Co 15:55  O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

1Co 15:56  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

1Co 15:57  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ

 

XI) Descriptions of what we will be

1Jn 3:1  Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

1Jn 3:2  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

 

Psa 17:15  As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

Rom 8:29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

 

Php 3:20  For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

Php 3:21  Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

 

XII) The wonder of what waits for us

Joh 17:24  Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

 

Col 3:4  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

 

1Pe 5:4  And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

 

2Ti 4:6  For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

2Ti 4:7  I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

2Ti 4:8  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

 

Joh 14:1  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

Joh 14:2  In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

Joh 14:3  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also

 

Rev 21:1  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

Rev 21:2  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Rev 21:3  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

Rev 21:4  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

 

See also Rev 21:21-27: Rev 22:1-5; Rev 19:7-9 

 

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