(10/06/2013) Sacrificed and Risen?

Posted: October 6, 2013 in Atonement, Christian Beliefs, Doctrine, Faith, False Witness, Family, Heaven, Holy Communion, Jesus, Priesthood
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The operations of GOD at the cross, resurrection, and sacrifice are topics, today, along with more on alcohol, doubt, Holy Communion, and wine.  A writer at “Yahoo!7 Answers (Australia)” using the ID “James” (Level 1 with 16 points, a member since 20 July 2013) posted the following that was originally asked at “Yahoo! Answers Canada”:

 

If god sacrificed his only son for the sins of mankind, how come he raised him back from the dead?

If god didn’t really lose his son Jesus, how is that a sacrifice?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Everything a Lie? (10/05/2013)—In Old Testament Scripture, drunkenness and intoxication are used to depict aspects of spirit that include confusion, presumption, and pride.  In New Testament writings these qualities are described using such language as arrogance, hypocrisy, ignorance, and leaven (e.g., Isaiah 28: 1 and 28:  7, Matthew 16:  11-12, KJV).  The operations of GOD to cleanse, redeem and transform Creation are directed to a broad expanse (we say, the cosmos, and the universe).  Many unseen things are embraced and focused upon by the Sovereign GOD.  However, for the benefit of mankind, the operations of divinity are made to appear as simple things used to focus and trigger faith.  Included are baptism, confession, covenant meals, penitence, prayer, thanksgiving, and the regular giving of tithes.  As with participation in the Lord’s Supper, where otherwise common objects of bread and wine become the blood and body of Jesus, believers accept that the same Holy Spirit, who established the earth and the heaven, operates from within themselves as an imparted, indwelling presence from GOD.  The Christian believer acknowledges GOD in the person of Jesus Christ, in the recorded word (the Bible), and in the imparted Spirit to be their teacher, teachers sent from GOD.  Neither the simple objects employed, nor the simple lessons provided can be obstacles to genuine spiritual growth and understanding where one has fully received spirit content from Jesus.  Included must be the inseparable aspects of divine person such as gratitude, holiness, humility, joy, longsuffering, truthfulness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  Only by the indwelling Spirit do men properly detect, avoid and resist sin, or correctly embrace the word of prophecy from GOD (see Romans 14:  16-18, Micah 2:  11, Habakkuk 2:  2-5, 1st John 1:  5-7 and 1st John 2:  18-29, KJV).

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.  For scarcely for a righteous man will one die:  yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.  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.  And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.  (Romans 5:  6-11, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Dying in Terror and Joy? (09/28/2013); Animals Do Not Sin? (09/29/2013); Believers and the Cross (06/24/2013); A Relationship not Just Knowledge? (06/25/2013); An Earth to Fix A Heaven? (05/18/2013); Jesus Lives! (05/04/2013); Experience Is Not Evidence? (05/05/2013); Why Blood? (04/13/2013); Time Before the Sun? (04/14/2013); Father Forgive (09/06/2012)

 

James, here are a few points about the death and resurrection of Jesus that are important to many Christian believers.  They may be different, new, and unfamiliar to you because they do not come from flesh and human intellect:

(1.)  The death upon the cross was more than a carnal and physical event.  Multiple sacred operations were in effect.  Included are atonement, forbearance, forgiveness, judgment, and reconciliation. 

(2.)  Through the sovereign power of GOD, the death Jesus completed upon the cross was yours.  GOD appeared in the person of Jesus (we say, incarnate) to demonstrate and reveal peculiar truths regarding divinity that we otherwise could never know and understand.  Included are facts regarding the nature of sin and salvation.  Sin opposes the continuing existence of GOD, of divine law, and of all that has being.

(3.)  The sacred ministry that Jesus was performing upon the earth had to be completed in the heaven.  Jesus is a divine High Priest.  More than this, the blood (flesh) poured out upon the earth from his side portrayed the divine life essence (spirit) that would be used to purify the Temple in heaven, and prepare all things for final judgment.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood; however, my points are not intended to overwhelm you.  (For example, (4.)  We say, the blood is the life, because it conveys spirit essence to all the organs and tissues of the body.  Blood itself is not the spirit essence; it is a vehicle and vessel for spirit.  The blood of Jesus is said to cover and wash away our sin as it appears in the record of our deeds, the heavenly Book of Life.  Through the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ, believers today also receive a fresh endowment of spirit content (i.e., are born again having divine DNA, so to speak.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

 

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