(01/25/2016) Christ A Curse?

Posted: January 25, 2016 in Covenants, Discernment, Incarnation, Judgment, Law, Salvation, Sin, Spiritual Confusion, The Godhead, The Word
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The “curse” against those committed to GOD in covenant is the focus, today.  Atonement and propitiation for sin have come by grace and through Incarnation of the law, and of the GODhead.  Just as possessing sacred knowledge and performing “good works” that have a temporal effect do not establish a person in permanent salvation apart from the ministry of Jesus Christ, merely operating in hope and obedience to sacred law does not “save”.  A writer (Moondoggy, Level 7 with 48,377 points; a member since March 17, 2008) at “Yahoo! Answers” pointed out that Christ took the “legal guilt of the law” upon himself, and became cursed in our place.  I was prompted to share the following:

Be encouraged!  The law was confessed to be holy, and just and good.  The law allowed sin to be identified and resisted. Yet, the law did not eliminate and remove sin.  Thus, the law was “cursed” in the sense of being inadequate.

There is ongoing confusion for some believers regarding “the curse of the law,” because in addition to the understanding that (1) a better covenant was granted in harmony with the eternal covenant of Moses, there also are other teachings that (2) “the law” was nailed to the cross, and (3) Christ “became sin” upon the cross.  Properly understood, these are not identical, or interchangeable.  Thus, stating them another way:  There are the curse from the law, the curse upon the law, and the curse through the law.  Readers are encouraged to consider these verses from the Bible, and the presentation below:

Deuteronomy 11:  26-28, King James Version (KJV):  26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;  27 A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day:  28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.

Nehemiah 10:  29, KJV:  29 They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God’s law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes;

Daniel 9:  11, KJV:  11 Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.

John 7:  15-18, KJV:  15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?  16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.  17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.  18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory:  but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

Galatians 3:  9-11, KJV:  9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.  10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse:  for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.  11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident:  for, The just shall live by faith.

Galatians 3:  12-14, KJV:  12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.  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:  14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Romans 8:  1-4, KJV:  1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.  3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:  4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “M S” (Level 7 with 57,281 points, a member since June 19, 2007) posted the following:

 

Please believing Christians, will you?

give me an honest detailed answer?
Galatians 3:13:
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”
while Jesus said:
Mark 10: 17-19:
17As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

18“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honour your father and mother.”
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a 1/2 an hour dream gives Paul the right to trump God and Jesus Christ?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.  He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.  (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive:  for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)  Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.  Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?  Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?  So there was a division among the people because of him.  And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.  Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?  The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.  Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived?  Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?  But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.  (John 7:  37-49, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  A GOD of Judgment (12/01/2015); Jesus Under Judgment? (12/16/2015); (12/26/2013) A Curse Removed (12/26/2013); Intercession (12/27/2013); The Barren Tree? (12/06/2013); Fruits From a Barren Tree? (12/07/2013); Law in Christian Belief? (09/03/2013); A Need to Know? (09/04/2013)

 

“M S”, the only correct responses to your concern will be those made by mature Christian believers; and on your part their prophetic and sanctified replies also will require that you exercise mature belief, faith, respect, and genuine trust.  Consider the following points:

(1.)  Many aspects of the appearance of divinity as Jesus Christ among mankind (we say, incarnate; as flesh and  bone) were designed and started by the Father through the Word and with the Holy Spirit, first, in heaven to be completed upon the earth.  To emphasize the eternal and exalted status of his message and the attendant sacred events, the Savior repeatedly directed believers to glorify the Father, not himself.  Jesus cautioned challengers to acknowledge the Father and the Spirit as the source of the many miracles; and stated, the doctrine is not mine, it is that of the Father.

(2.)  Divine law is eternal, and has existed within the fullness of the Holy One as an appearance of consecrated will, and supernal being.  Therefore, we say “the law” is “the expressed will of GOD.”

(3.)  Where the Scriptures describe the covenant (also called, the law) through promises and intimate relationships with divinity (e.g., with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David), the divine law becomes visible as finite, focused, and only partially proclaimed.  To accomplish the eternal benefits and goals intended by the law, believers must operate in terms of its “spirit” (we say, life essence, breath, nature), rather than the exact letter of the law, or its precise utterance as commandment.  The requirements of the law must be seen as also embedded within ones lifestyle complemented and expanded through principles and godly expression that includes balance, impartiality, mercy, righteousness as well as wisdom and wrath against sin.

There are many other points that should be carefully considered, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  All disciples and followers of Jesus Christ must apply discernment (i.e., ability to uses ones own sacred knowledge and spirit content imparted from GOD) to authenticate and recognize divine spirit existing in events, messages, other persons, etc.  This includes the holy writings, apostles, prophets, evangelists, and persons like me who answer you here.  It is written:  1st Corinthians 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.)  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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