ABIDING

Definition

1.  mevnw, (meno) = to abide, reside
2.  /k^v*, (shakan)= to settle down, abide, dwell
3.  hn*yk!v=, (Shekinah) = presence of God (GES)
     Shekinah Glory (Ex 40:34-35; 1 Kin 8:11; Ezek 43:4; Rev 15:8)
4.  Abiding means to take up residence with or stay in the house with.
5.  God used the term for dwelling in the camp of Israel in the Tabernacle.
6.  Jesus Christ used the term for His relationship with the believer.
7.  The believer abiding in Christ may refer to Positional Truth or fellowship with Christ.
8.  In the Church Age abiding may also refer to indwelling.

Old Testament Abiding

1.  Jesus Christ was not on the Earth; therefore, relationship with the Godhead was Spiritual.
2.  In the Garden, Jesus Christ met with Adam and the woman face-to-face.
3.  Under the Law, Jesus Christ resided in the Tabernacle and later the Temple in Holy of Holies as the Shekinah Glory (Ex 25:8, 22, 29:45-46; 40:34-35; Lev 16:16;  Num 5:3; Deut 12:11; 1 Kin 6:13; 2 Cor 6:16; Rev 21:3).
4.  God the Holy Spirit was endued to a few believers for a special purpose and to Client Nation Israel (Neh 9:20, 30; Prov 1:23; Isa 63:11-14; Haggai 2:5).  Examples:  Moses and the 70 elders (Num 11:17, 25); Samson (Judges 13:25, 14:6, 15:14); Saul (1 Sam 10:6, 10; 16:14); David (1 Sam 16:13).
5.  Positional Truth abiding in the Lord (Jesus Christ) (Psa 15:1; 61:7; 91:1; Jn 6:56; Jn 17:21, 23).
6.  Fellowship with God abiding in the Word (Bible Doctrine) (Job 24:13; Psa 23:5; 119:11); abiding in the Law (keeping the Law) (Deut 4:40; 6:17; 11:8; 27:26; 30:10; Psa 78:7; Gal 3:10); ministry of the Tabernacle.
7.  God's wrath abides on the unbeliever (Jn 3:36) and the reversionistic believer (Heb 3:15-19).

Dispensation of Hypostatic Union

1.  Jesus Christ was on Earth.  Fellowship with Him included meeting Him face-to-face (Jn 14:25).
2.  Jesus Christ was indwelt by the Father and the Holy Spirit and had fellowship with them (Jn 14:10, 26; 17:21, 23; 2 Cor 5:19 (fellowship)).
3.  Jesus Christ was filled with the Holy Spirit out from His mother's womb (Luk 1:15).
4.  The anointing of the Holy Spirit dwelt upon Jesus Christ (Luk 4:18; Jn 1:32, 41; Acts 4:27; 10:38; Heb 1:9).
5.  The Enduement of the Holy Spirit was available to the believer, but not the indwelling (Lk 11:13; Jn 14:17; 20:22).
6.  Positional Truth abiding in the Lord (Jesus Christ) (Jn 6:56; 17:23).
7.  Fellowship of the believer with God:
     a.  The Father (Jn 3:16; 8:19; 14:7, 9; 17:3, 6, 8, 11, 26)
     b.  Jesus Christ (Jn 14:21; 17:3)
          - Abiding in the Vine (Jn 15:1-8)
          - Abiding in Doctrine (Jn 5:38; 14:15, 23; 15:7)
          - Abiding in Love (Jn 15:9-10; 21:15-17)
          - Abiding in Peace (Jn 14:27; 16:33)
     c.  Holy Spirit (Lk 1:41, 67; 2:25; Jn 14:16-17)

Church Age

1.  Jesus Christ is in Heaven.  Fellowship with Him is Spiritual by means of Bible Doctrine.
2.  Positional Truth believer entered into union with Christ by the Baptism of the Holy Spirit at Salvation (Acts 20:32; 1 Cor 1:2; 6:11; 12:13; Heb 10:10).
3.  Believer is indwelt by:
     a.  Father (Rom 8:9; Eph 4:6; 1 Jn 4:15; 2 Jn 9)
     b.  Son (Jn 14:20, 17:22-23; Rom 8:9-10; Gal 2:20; Col 1:27)
     c.  Holy Spirit (Jn 14:17; Rom 8:9, 11; 1 Cor 3:16; 6:19-20; 12:13; 2 Cor 6:16; Gal 3:2; 1 Thess 4:8; Jas 4:5; 1 Jn 2:27). Corporate dwelling (Eph 2:21-22; 1 Pet 2:5-9).
4.  Believers can be filled with the Holy Spirit (John 14:26; 16:13-15; Acts 2:4; 4:8, 31; 6:3, 5; 7:55; 9:17; Eph 5:18; 1 John 2:20, 27).
5.  Fellowship of the believer with God (2 Cor 13:14):
     a.  Father (1 Jn 1:3)
     b.  Jesus Christ (1 Cor 1:9; Heb 3:14; 1 Jn 1:3)
     c.  Holy Spirit (1 Cor 2:10-13; Eph 3:16; 5:18; Phil 2:1; 1 Jn 2:27)
6.  Fellowship with the Father (Rom 8:15; 1 Jn 1:3)
     (1) Abiding in Love (Rom 5:5, 8; 8:28, 38-39; 1 Cor 2:9; Eph 2:4; 3:19; 2 Tim 1:7; 1 Jn 2:5; 3:17; 4:7-8, 11-21; 5:2-3; Jude 21)
     (2) Abiding in Separation (Rom 12:2; 1 Cor 5:11; 6:16-17; 2 Cor 7:1; Jas 4:4; 1 Pet 1:14-16; 4:2; 1 Jn 2:15)
     (3) Abiding in Prayer (Mt 6:6-9; Luk 11:2; Eph 6:18; Phil 4:6; 1 Thess 5:17; 1 Tim 2:1; Heb 4:16; 1 Pet 4:7; 1 Jn 3:21-22)
          - Worship (John 4:24; Acts 16:14; 18:7; Phil 3:3),
     (4) Abiding in Suffering (Rom 5:3-4; 2 Cor 1:3-4; Phil 4:19; 2 Tim 1:8; 2 Tim 2:9; Heb 2:18; Jas 1:12; 4:6; 1 Pet 2:20; 3:17; 5:7)
          - Wrath of God (Rom 1:18; 2:5; 3:5; 5:9; 9:22; 12:19; 13:4; Eph 5:6; Col 3:6; Heb 10:31)
     (5) Abiding in Grace (Eph 1:2-8; 2:8-9; 4:7; Heb 4:16; 13:9; Jas 4:6; 1 Pet 4:10; 5:10; 2 Pet 3:18)
          - Under the Provider (1 Cor 2:9; 2 Cor 9:8; Rom 8:28; 9:23; 11:29; 15:5; Eph 1:7-8; 2:7; 3:20-21; Phil 2:13)
     (6) Abiding as sons of the Royal Family (2 Cor 6:16, 18; Rom 8:14-17; Gal 3:26; 4:5-7; Eph 1:17-18; 2:19; 1 Pet 2:9; 1 Jn 3:1)
     (7) Abiding in Light (Col 1:12-13; 1 Tim 6:16; Jas 1:17; 1 Jn 1:5-7; Re 21:23; 22:5)
          - Covenants:  New Covenant to Church (1 Cor 11:25; Heb 8:6; 12:24), Marriage (Heb 13:4)
     (8) Abiding with Life:  Physical (Gen 2:7; Job 34:14-15; Psa 104:29; 146:4; Eccl 12:7; Luk 23:46), Eternal (Jn 3:16; 6:44; Acts 17:25; 1 John 1:2; 2:25; 4:9; 5:11, 13), New Spiritual Life (Rom 6:4; 7:6; 8:28; 2 Cor 5:17; Gal 6:15; Eph 1:11; 2:5, 10; 4:22-24; Col 3:10; 2 Tim 1:9)
     (9) Abiding under Punishment (Matt 7:1-5; Rom 5:3-4; 2 Tim 2:12; Heb 12:5-9; Jas 1:2-4; 1 Pet 1:6-7; 4:12, 17; 2:20)
     (10) Abiding in Doctrine (1 Cor 7:19; Phil 3:9; 2 Pet 2:21; 1 Jn 3:21-24; 5:2-3; 2 Jn 4-6)
     (11) Abiding as a witness before the Judge (Gen 18:25; Acts 17:31; Rom 2:16; 12:19; 14:10, 12 (2 Cor 5:10); Heb 10:30; 12:23; 13:4; Jas 5:9; 1 Jn 4:17)
     (12) Abiding under Sovereignty (Deut 10:14; Psa 110:1; Zech 12:9; Acts 17:24; Eph 2:6; Col 1:11; Heb 1:3; 1 Pet 5:6, 10; Jude 25; Rev 4:2-11)
            - Under the Protector (Jn 10:28-29; Rom 8:31-39; Eph 1:19; Phil 4:7; Jas 4:7; 1 Jn 5:4; 1 Pet 1:5; 5:7-9)

7.  Fellowship with Jesus Christ (1 Cor 1:9; Heb 3:14; 1 Jn 1:3)
     (1) Abiding in Love (2 Cor 5:14; Eph 3:17-19; 5:2; Philem 5; Heb 6:10; 1 Pet 1:8; 1 Jn 2:10; 3:23; Rev 2:4), Sanctification (Rom 6:19; 2 Cor 6:16; Jas 4:4; 1 Jn 2:15-16; 3:3, 6, 9)
     (2) Abiding in Separation from:
           World (1 Pet 4:1-5)
           Flesh (OSN) (Rom 8:2-13; 13:14; 1 Cor 3:1; Phil 3:3; Jas 4:8; 1 Jn 1:9)
           Devil (2 Cor 11:14; Jas 4:7; 1 Pet 5:8), antichrist (1 Jn 2:18, 22; 4:3; 2 Jn 7), false teachers (2 Cor 11:13; Gal 1:6-9; 2 Pet 2:1; Rev 2:20)
     (3) Abiding in Hope (Confident Expectation) (Rom 5:2-5; 12:12; 15:12; 1 Cor 13:7; Col 1:5, 27; 1 Thess 1:3; 1 Tim 4:10; Tit 2:13; Heb 6:11; 18-19; 1 Pet 1:3)
     (4) Abiding in Suffering (Rom 8:17-18; 2 Cor 1:5; Col 1:24; Jas 1:12; 1 Pet 4:13-14)
     (5) Abiding in Grace (Rom 5:15, 17, 20-21; 2 Cor 6:1; 8:9; Gal 5:4; Eph 2:7, 8-9; 4:7; 2 Tim 1:9; Heb 4:16; 2 Pet 3:18)
     (6) Abiding in the Body (Priesthood) (1 Cor 12:27; Eph 1:22-23; 3:6; 4:4, 16; Col 1:18; 2:19; 1 Pet 2:9), Prayer (Eph 6:18; 1 Tim 2:1)
     (7) Abiding in the Light (John 1:4, 9; 8:12; 9:5; 12:46; Acts 26:23; Rom 13:12; 2 Cor 4:4, 6; Eph 5:8-9, 14)
           - Glory (Rom 2:7, 10; 9:23; 2 Cor 3:18; Eph 5:27; Phil 3:3, 21; 4:19; 2 Thess 2:14; 2 Tim 2:10; 1 Pet 1:7, 8, 11; 5:1-4; 2 Pet 1:19)
          - Peace of Christ (Jn 14:27; 16:33, 20:19; Phil 4:7; Col 3:15)
          - Fullness of Christ (Spiritual Rapport) (Rom 8:6; 15:29; Eph 1:23; 3:19; 4:3, 13)
     (8) Abiding in Salvation (Acts 4:12; 16:31; Rom 5:9-10; 10:9, 13; 1 Cor 1:18, 21; 15:1-2; 2 Cor 6:1-2; Phil 2:12; 1 Thess 5:8-9; 2 Tim 2:10; Heb 7:25; 1 Pet 3:21; Jude 22-23), the New Covenant (1 Cor 11:24-25; Heb 9:14-15), New Life (Rom 6:4; 2 Cor 5:17; Gal 6:15; Col 3:9-11; 1 Jn 4:9)
     (9) Abiding in the Cross (2 Cor 4:11; Rom 6:6; Gal 2:20; 5:24; 6:14; Phil 3:10; Col 2:11-14; Phil 1:21), lion's mouth (2 Tim 4:17-18), victory of the Cross (Eph 4:8; Col 2:15).
     (10) Abiding in Faith, Doctrine (2 Cor. 13:5; 1 Tim 4:6; 2 Tim 1:13; Jas 1:25; 1 Pet 1:23; 2:2; 2 Pet 3:18; 1 Jn 2:4-6, 14, 24; 3:24; 2 Jn 2, 9; Rev 3:20)
     (11) Abiding as Witnesses (Acts 1:8; 2 Tim 4:5; 1 John 1:2; 4:14)
     (12) Abiding under Authority (1 Cor 11:3; Eph 1:22; 4:15; 5:23; Col 1:18; 2:9-10, 19; 1 Tim 6:15; Heb 5:9; 1 Pet 1:2, 14, 22)
             - King (Royal Family) (2 Tim 2:12; 1 Pet 2:9; Rev 1:6; 3:21)
             - The power of Christ (1 Cor 1:24; 5:4; 2 Cor 12:9; Phil 3:10; Heb 12:2)

8.  Fellowship with the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 2:10-13; Eph 3:16; 5:18; Phil 2:1; 1 Jn 2:27)
     (1) Abiding in Love (Rom 5:5; 2 Cor 6:6; Gal 5:22), Holiness (Eph 4:24; 1 Pet 2:5), Purity (2 Cor 6:6), Sanctification (Rom 6:22; 2 Thess 2:13), Fellowship (2 Cor 13:14; Phil 2:1; 1 Jn 3:24; 4:13)
     (2) Abiding in Separation (Gal 5:16-17)
           World (Rom 12:2; 1 Jn 4:5-6)
           Flesh (Rom 8:2, 4-6, 13)
           Devil (2 Thess 2:8-12; 1 Pet 5:8-9; 1 Jn 4:1-4)
     (3) Abiding in Prayer (Gal 4:6; Eph 6:18; Jude 20), Intercession (Rom 8:26-27), Worship (Jn 4:24; Phil 3:3), Praise (Acts 16:25; Eph 1:13-14; Heb 13:15; Jas 5:13)
            - Music, psalms, hymns, Spiritual songs (Eph 5:19; Col 3:16)
            - Priesthood (1 Pet 2:5, 9, Rev 1:6)
     (4) Abiding in Suffering, Endurance (uJpomonh) (Rom 5:3-4; 2 Cor 6:4; Heb 12:1; Jas 1:3), Patience (makroqumiva (makrothumia)) (2 Cor 6:6; Col 1:11), Humility (Eph 4:2; Col 3:12; Gal 5:23; Jas 1:21; 3:13)
            - Scar Tissue of the Soul (Rom 11:7-8); removed by circumcision of the heart by the Spirit (Rom 3:29)
     (5) Abiding in Grace (Acts 4:33; 6:8; 2 Cor 1:12; Eph 4:7; Heb 12:15; 1 Pet 4:10), Graciousness (crhstovth" (chrestotes)) (2 Cor 6:6; Gal 5:22), Kindness, Divine Good Production (Ro 7:4; 15:14; Eph 5:9; Col 1:10; 2 Th 1:11), Generosity (ajgaqwsuvnh (agathosune) Gal 5:22) (aJplovth" (haplotes)) Ro 12:8; 2 Cor 8:2; 9:11, 13)
            - Blessing (Eph 1:3)
            - Spiritual Gifts (Rom 12:6-8; 1 Cor 12:4-11; Eph 4:7, 11)
            - Divine Happiness (Acts 13:52; Rom 5:3; 14:17; 15:13; Gal 5:22; Phil 4:4; Col 1:11; 1 Thess 1:6; 1 Pet 1:8)
            - Peace, success, prosperity (Rom 14:17; Gal 5:22)
     (6) Abiding in the Spiritual Temple of Fellowship (ECS) (1 Cor 6:19; 2 Cor 6:16), Divine Dynasphere (Eph 3:16), Capacity for Life (Rom 8:6, 13), Self-Control (Acts 24:25; Gal 5:23; 2 Pt 1:6), Inner Strength (Eph 3:16; Col 1:11)
     (7) Abiding in the Filling of Holy Spirit (2 Cor 6:6; Eph 5:18; 1 Jn 1:9), Integrity (ECS), Revelation (Jn 16:14; 1 Cor 2:4, 10), Common Grace (2 Cor 4:4; 1 Thess 1:5; Heb 10:29), Discernment (1 Cor 2:14-15; Heb 5:14)
            - Rebound, renewed, reinvigorated, refreshed (Rom 12:2; Eph 4:23; 1 Jn 1:9)
            - Encouragement (Acts 9:31; Rom 12:8; Phil 2:1; Heb 6:18)
            - Holy Spirit communicates with human spirit (Rom 8:16)
            - Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus Christ (Jn 16:14)
            - Grieving the Holy Spirit (Eph 4:30)
            - Quenching the Holy Spirit (1 Thess 5:9)
     (8) Abiding in Salvation (Rom 8:15, 23; 1 Cor 6:11; Heb 6:4), Regeneration (Tit 3:5), Eternal Life (Rom 8:10; Gal 5:25), the New Spiritual Life (Rom 6:4; 7:6; 8:2; Gal 5:25; Eph 4:24)
            - Baptism of Holy Spirit (Rom 6:3-4; 1 Pet 3:21)
            - Resurrection (Rom 8:11)
     (9) Abiding in the Scourging (2 Cor 6:5), Crisis
     (10) Abiding in Doctrine (2 Cor 6:6, Gal 5:22), Teaching (Jn 14:26; 1 Jn 2:27), Truth (Jn 14:17; 16:13; 2 Cor 6:7), Prophecy (Jn 16:13; Acts 20:23)
            - Metabolization of Bible Doctrine (1 Cor 2:10-13)
            - Protecting and Preserving Bible Doctrine (2 Tim 1:14)
     (11) Abiding with the Counselor (Jn 14:26), Helper, Guide (Jn 16:13)
             - Witness of the Holy Spirit (Rom 9:1; 1 Jn 5:6)
     (12) Abiding under Authority, Leadership (Rom 8:14; Gal 5:18)
             - God's seal (Rom 8:15-16; 2 Cor 1:21-22)
             - Miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit as credentials of God (Heb 2:4)

Millennium

1.  Jesus Christ will dwell on the Earth as King of kings and Lord of lords.  As King, He will rule the Earth, and as Lord, He will teach face-to-face (Heb 10:16).
     a.  As King, He will sit on the Throne of David as King of Israel.
     b.  The Church in Resurrection Bodies will rule and reign with Christ.
     c.  Israel will be the Client Nation to God, and all nations will be blessed through Israel in fulfillment of the Abrahamic Covenant (Zech 8:13)..  Distinctions will exist between Jews and Gentiles.
     d.  Gentile nations will be dependent on Israel and will serve Israel (Zech 8:23).
     e.  The Spiritual Life will be defined by the New Covenant to Israel (Heb 8:8-12; 10:16-17), which will be patterned after the New Covenant to the Church.  The Temple in Jerusalem will be the center of worship for both Jews and Gentiles of the entire world (Zech 8:20-23).
     f.  The environment will be perfect.  The land will be fertile (Isa 32:15).  The desert will blossom (Isa 35:1-2).  Animals will live together in peace (Isa 11:6-8).
     g.  Satan and his demons will be cast off the Earth (Rev 20:2, 7).
2.  The Millennium will be the Marriage Feast of the Lamb (Rev 19:7).
     a.  The Church in Resurrection Bodies will be the bride, and Client Nation Israel will be symbolically married to the Lord (Isa 54:5-8; Hos 2:19).
     b.  All the people of the Earth will participate in the Wedding Feast and enjoy fellowship with the Lord (Isa 25:6; Rev 19:7-9).
3.   The Lord Jesus Christ will abide as King of the nation of Israel and over the kings of the Gentile nations.  There will be world peace not war (Isa 2:4).
4.  The Lord Jesus Christ will abide as Lord of the Congregation of the Jews and the Gentiles.  He will teach the Jews personally, and his instruction will be disseminated to the Gentiles.
     a.  There will be distinctions between Jews and Gentiles (Zech 8:23).
     b.  Israel will be distinguished as the priest nation (Isa 61:6), and the Gentiles will serve Israel (Isa 60:1-14; 61:5).
     c.  There will be a Levitical Priesthood to serve in the Temple (Isa 66:21).
     d.  Israel will receive a double portion of blessing in the Land of Israel (Isa 61:7).
     e.  There will be a Temple in Jerusalem, which will be a house of prayer.  Both Jews and Gentiles will be allowed to worship in the Temple (Isa 56:3-7; Mk 11:17).
5.  All believers will abide with the Lord on the Earth.  There will be no believers in Heaven.
6.  The Spiritual life of believers will be patterned after the Church Age with differences.
     a.  Believers can receive the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Isa 32:15; 44:3; Ezek 39:29; Joel 2:28-29; Zech 12:10), which is like the miraculous power of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:16).
     b.  Believers can have fellowship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, but they will not be indwelt by the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit.  Only the Church has that distinction as Royal Family of God.
     c.  Believers can abide in a Love relationship with God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
     d.  The Love relationship between the Lord and Israel will be special, like the Marriage Analogy of the Lord and the Church (Isa 54:5-8; Hos 2:19).
     e.  All believers will know the Lord.
"The Earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as waters that cover the sea" (Isa 11:9; Hab 2:14)
     f.  Believers will abide in great blessing with Happiness, peace, security, health, and prosperity in perfect environment (Isa 32:18; 35:1-10).
     g.  Living in the Millennium will be like a permanent vacation.  The curse of work will be removed, and modern conveniences and sanctification from worldly distractions will reduce work to near zero.  Believers will be free to exploit the Spiritual life to the maximum.  Believers will have Righteousness, receive Grace, and  produce peace and love (Isa 32:17; Rom 14:17; James 3:18).

Eternal State

1.  In the Eternal State there will be a New Heaven and a New Earth (Isa 65:17).  Believers from all Dispensations will dwell on the New Earth with God  (Rev 21:3, 7).
2.  Church Age Believers will dwell in the New Jerusalem in the presence of God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (Rev 3:12; 21:2, 10) (Rev. 21:10, 22-23).  The New Jerusalem will be beautiful like a bride adorned for her husband (Rev 21:2).
3.  Nations of Jews and Gentiles who are not from the Church will dwell on the New Earth outside the New Jerusalem in the its light (Rev 21:24).  Some believers will have cities named for them (Heb 11:9-10).
     a.  Jews:  Resurrected Jews will be separate and distinct from the Church, the Royal Family of God (Heb 13:10). They will live in cities (Heb 11:10, 16) in a nation (fatherland, country) that surrounds the New Jerusalem (Heb 11:14, 16).
     b.  Gentiles:  Resurrected Gentiles, like Job, will live in nations outside Israel on the New Earth.
4.  The Lord Jesus Christ will be the Royal Messiah, the King and High Priest. He will rule from the Throne of God as King in a temporal function (Rev 22:3), and He will be the High Priest of the Church in a Spiritual function.
     a.  The Church will be members of the Family of God (Eph 2:19).
     b.  The Church will rule and reign with Him (Eph 2:19; Heb 12:22, 28; Rev 22:5) and serve as the Priesthood (1 Pet 2:9; Rev 1:6; 5:10).
     c.  Church Age bond-servants (Royal Priests) will serve the Lord (Rev 22:3).  They will be ambassadors for Christ among the nations.
     d.  They will see His face and His name will be on their foreheads (Rev 22:4).
5.  Temple:  The collective Body of Christ (the Church) is analogous to a building in which individual Christians are joined together spiritually to form "a holy temple" (Eph 2:21). The "holy temple" refers to the Church in the Heavenly Jerusalem (Gal 4:26; 2 Ti 4:18; Heb 12:22; 13:10-14), also called the "New Jerusalem" (Rev 3:12; 21:2, 10) and the "city of the Living God" (Heb 12:22).
6.  There will be no physical temple in the Eternal State because the Lord God and the Lamb (Jesus Christ) will be its temple (Rev 21:22). Thus, the Spiritual Temple in Heaven is said to be "made without hands" (Mk 14:58; Acts 17:24). The Spiritual Temple in the New Jerusalem is symbolized by the Holy of Holies, which lies behind the Veil in the Tabernacle.
 

Author:  Larry Wood,   Released December 2, 2011

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