Review: “What do you mean Mike? Are you calling Jesus a sinner??? NO way!!!! This is the last post I will read man, you are WAY off base.”
Your reverence for Christ is well placed.” “He has shown us a potential within us that He as the Son of Man was destined to teach and then show the sons of men. That potential will save us!”
Jesus had to become sin and suffer the Passion to show mankind how to use the most important key to the kingdom. We see Jesus the sinless (Hebrews 4:15), who emptied Himself of all that heaven meant to Him in order to be with us and make “all things possible” between us and God. Romans 8:3 says His Father sent Him (Jesus) “in the likeness of sinful flesh.”
God saw potential in us that our sinful flesh hides. God hid His Son in that same flesh, hiding the fullness of Deity for a purpose. Jesus dying to satisfy the Law for us was a legal matter achieved because the Devil underestimated the power of the Holy Spirit working in a Son of Man. Jesus living was to reveal and unlock our potential, it was the key to our second chance. I said potential. The sons of man, by the Holy Spirit are able also, if they will, to achieve the same reward as Christ!
As the Son of God, Jesus did not have to prove anything. As the Son of Man He came to heal our impaired judgment, to teach and prove the truth to us. These things will save us! Things that can come from within us. How? Is the kingdom of God within us! It is, if His teachings are! If they are then kingdom characteristics will be exhibited generously by us as kingdom citizens, even though we are here for a season.
What do we know about those characteristics? Ask Jesus. The good news of the kingdom was the core of all He shared. Why was that important? Qualifiers! If this then that. Like the laws of physics, gravity, thermodynamics, if this then that. God throughout the ages and Christ often told us, to get this you must do that, or do not do this or you will get that! These laws require our obedience either way. This is not works. I cannot flap my arms fast enough to fly! There is a law that will work for me. Same here.
To enter the kingdom I must qualify myself through all that Jesus taught. “Whoa Mike that doesn’t sound like good news!” In fact Jesus qualified Himself as the Son of Man, by implementing the laws of the good news of the kingdom, proving His citizenship, gaining resurrected life, AND He proved our potential by achieving it Himself!
How did Jesus do it? What if Jesus died a death, before He gave up His physical life, before commending His Spirit unto the Father? What if one death superseded the other, robbing death of its power over our spirit/soul man? What if the death Jesus chose first functions like the law of lift which can prevail over the law of gravity?
Paul speaks of a conflicting separation between his flesh man and his spirit man in Romans 7 & 8. The Word says our flesh will not inherit the kingdom, concluding that only our soul/spirit man can. Paul speaks of the Law of the Spirit of Life in Romans 8:2. This law defeats or supersedes the law of sin and death, the law of condemnation. However a point we seem to have missed is that Romans 8:2 must be at work in us, setting us free, for Romans 8:1 to apply to us. This Law of the Spirit of Life was functioning in the Lord’s life. What “heading” do we think all of His teachings fell under?
Let’s consider a practical question. Have you ever wondered where all those sins went?
There were two kinds of sin upon Jesus that day. Second came all of mankind’s sins which the Father intended for Him to bear. First, came all the sins we perpetrated upon the Son of Man that day, sins meant to stop God’s plan! We saw false accusations, unjust punishment, false imprisonment, condemnation, rejection, and more. They all added up to an almost insurmountable mountain of soul crushing lethal burden. What happened to all of those sins?
Learn of our potential, gain a heart of accomplishment if pursuing Christ likeness means anything to you. Survive the lawlessness that is here and the escalating Godlessness that is represented by the red skies these mornings.
The time has come, guard others as you are guarded, receive the Word hidden for such a time as this. Awake! Embrace your distress. It holds a discipline that rescues you and others you will lead.
“Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.”
Serving Him as I serve you beloved,
Please alert others around the world, He waits.
“Acts 3:20-21 (NASB77)
“… and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you, 21 whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time. “ (Review this in Acts for further understanding.)
What Christ actually spoke must be restored to our absolute commitment. That which He spoke about our involvement in His return must now come to light, even though it invites darkness. Fear not oh righteous ones, the darkness is no more than the dimming of the theater lights, a prelude to Christ’s triumphant entrance and an utterly victorious scene foretold for centuries!