(11/23/2015) Resurrection Cancels Sacrifice?

Posted: November 22, 2015 in Atonement, Discernment, Gospel, Resurrection, Revelation, Sacrifice, The Holy Spirit
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Today, reply is made to the mistaken notion that the value of the Lord’s death upon the cross is made less by his resurrection.  The divine use of elements familiar among mankind such as blood, death, and sacrifice must be understood within a framework of non-negotiable law, love, sacred process, and eternal purpose.  Consider again the following from the Bible, and the response appearing below:  1st Corinthians 1:  17-19, King James Version (KJV):  17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel:  not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.  18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.  19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.  Also, Galatians 2:  19-21, KJV:  19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.  20 I am crucified with Christ:  nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:  and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.  21 I do not frustrate the grace of God:  for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.  Hebrews 12:  1-4, KJV:  1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,  2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.  3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.  4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers (Malaysia)” using the ID “TheistSlayer” (Level 4 with 3,500 points, a member since August 20, 2015) posted the following:


If Jesus came back to life, doesn’t that make the “He died for your sins” thing kind of worthless?


THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;  That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.  For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;  Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;  And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:  And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.  For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.  Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;  And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;  In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:  In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.  (Ephesians 2:  11-22, KJV)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Power Against Sin? (04/12/2015); Gall Refused on the Cross? (03/20/2015); The Agony of Death? (03/21/2015); The Sin Covered By Salvation? (12/28/2014); Mortality Is Required Because of Sin (12/29/2014); The Power of Death? (10/01/2013); Divine Love Revealed? (10/02/2013)


“TheistSlayer”, for Christian believers it is a worthless notion that the resurrection of Jesus Christ may annul or cancel the gifts of GOD that are imparted Spirit, eternal life, redemption, and salvation.  Genuine understanding of divinity and its workings upon the earth through mankind require sacred knowledge that emerges only by the existence of spirit matter.  Things made up entirely of spirit can not be communicated about, perceived, or known to exist using only such finite human tools as intellect, language, logic, philosophy, and science.  Thus, disciples of Christ must receive a fresh deposit of spirit content from the makeup of Deity to correctly apprehend the cross, the ascension, and the Advent.

The conversation must become one that also attributes active presence, love, eternal purpose, and divine prerogative to divinity.  The full set of operations whereby the invisible personness of GOD is made known and seen by created beings and living creatures includes atonement, birth, death, forgiveness, incarnation, judgment, repentance, resurrection, and sanctification as well as perdition and the second death.  Believers are equipped with an imparted, indwelling spirit having the character and nature of GOD.  Inseparable aspects of divinity should appear such as faith, forbearance, holiness, longsuffering, wisdom, and wrath against sin.

How and what we speak become an indication of inner change, and the operations and power of GOD influencing our consciousness and will.  Just as sin dominates created beings and living creatures through their awareness and self-will, the divine substance establishing existence also must generate our perceptions of truth, and the fixed patterns we employ to communicate, exchange, and interact.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, the problems to our understanding the deeds that have been performed on our behalf by Christ, and the further actions being taken by divinity through the Holy Spirit mostly result by our dependence upon carnal, material and social reality.  The believer must make a clean break, and be set apart for exclusive service to GOD.  Their entire internal system of interrelated desires, feelings, goals and thoughts must be replaced.  Thus, we say, there must be permanent change and transformation:  “You must be born again.”)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

Washington, DC


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