Today, focus is upon Christ dying upon the cross as the Creator of mankind, and not merely as our Redeemer and Savior.  Because the word to disciples and believers in Jesus Christ has been, “Behold, I make all things new!”, the cross also is to be understood as a creation event, rather than only a divine transaction to cancel the enormous debt of sinners, or a somber occasion of bereavement, loss, separation, and sorrow.  While we may look to speak of ministry from divinity using plain speech and simple language, believers all must embrace profound truths that generate life, transform finite consciousness, and imparts sacred spirit content. Consider the following points from Scripture, and the presentation below:

Hebrews 1:  1-3, King James Version (KJV):  1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,  2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;  3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

2nd Corinthians 4:  6-10, KJV:  6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.  8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;  9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;  10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

Colossians 1:  12-20, KJV:  12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:  13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:  14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:  15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:  16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers:  all things were created by him, and for him:  17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.  18 And he is the head of the body, the church:  who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.  19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;  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.

2nd Corinthians 3:  12, KJV:  12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:

Psalms 51:  10-13, KJV:  10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.  11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.  12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.  13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Dangerous Mr.” (Level 7 with 63,701 points, a member since May 20, 2012) posted the following:

 

Christians: Your religion is based upon the belief that Jesus died Do you have any proof that that actually happened?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.  And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.  And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:  That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.  Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect:  yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:  But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:  (1st Corinthians 2:  1-7, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Transformed by The Cross (03/23/2016); The Cross and Eternity (03/21/2016); Believing In The Cross? (03/04/2016); The Cross Must Occur? (02/23/2016); Tools for Revelation? (10/26/2015); Death is a Divine Tool (09/15/2014); A Sleep and a Second Death (09/16/2014); Death Has Been Transformed (05/09/2013); Loving the Enemy? (05/10/2013)

 

“Dangerous Mr.”, trust that, despite time and space, through operations of the Holy Spirit, blood and truth from the cross are flowing to here and now.  For Christian believers, knowing that Jesus Christ died upon the cross as a sacrifice to GOD for the sins of mankind is only a basic idea we receive like the ABCs for preschool children.  The little ones become very pleased once they can recite the alphabet correctly from beginning to end.  Yet, they still can not combine and reconfigure the letters in order to read or write.  They must continue learning and growing.  Similarly, Christian belief combines inseparable ideas on a cosmic scale that go beyond simple notions of living and dying in the flesh.  The cross should come into view as a divine act to further complete the Creation by fitting mankind to fulfill eternal purpose.

Revelation (i.e., making divinity knowable and known) is the process used by GOD through Jesus Christ whereby sacred knowledge is established through divine operations that display the character, nature, and substance of Deity.  GOD is a spirit who can not be apprehended or fully known relying upon carnal appetite (e.g., hunger, thirst, cravings for sexual contact), sensation (e.g., hearing, seeing, tasting, touching) or emotion/mind (e.g., anger, fear, dreams, imagination, memory, thought). 

Mature Christian believers accept that Jesus Christ exists within the full expression and presence of divine person (we say, Godhead), as the very aspect of divinity that has fashioned the living (e.g., angels, animals, mankind, sacred beasts) to inhabit the various spheres of life (e.g., earth, heaven, the sea) fashioned by the Holy Spirit (also called the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Prophecy, the Spirit of Truth).  The Godhead is to be experienced in relationship with created beings and living creatures (even as offspring, heirs, and children of GOD) through their own content of sacred spirit imparted from the makeup of GOD.  Included are such inseparable aspects of Deity as faith, holiness, humility, joy, longsuffering, love, righteousness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.

There is far more to be said, understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, the Law Giver, and all divine order established through sacred law.  Sin has not been created or put forth from divinity, and contains no sacred substance.  Yet, sin has direction, effect, and “presence,” and may dominate awareness and self-will in the living.  Because the living embrace sin as natural, normal, and a genuine expression of their own true substance, divinity has made multiple interventions to cleanse, correct, preserve, and separate Creation from sin.  Sacred operations have been carried out that include atonement, covenant, forgiveness, Incarnation, judgment, redemption, rebirth, resurrection, salvation, and sanctification.)  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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