BLOOD THAT SPEAKETH BETTER THINGS (5)
“…the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground” (Gen 4:10).
(…continues from part 4)
5) In His eternal blood, we should not expect anything short of better things. This proof of Him, the Christ, being the True Initiator of the Old Testamentary order is here receiving an indubitable accentuation at the Last Supper, as captured by direct revelation from the Lord Jesus Himself, in this Pauline couch of 1Corinthians 11:23-27. It reads, “For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:24) And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25) After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 26) For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. 27) Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.” It was not a mere ‘take’ of Pauline couch in verse 24 as instructed by the Lord, the taking from His hand has a far-reaching eternal consequence.
It took Israel way back to the paschal their forefathers ate before the LORD God in Egypt. There the element of divine protection was the flesh of lamb; here at the Last Supper, His very blood was the reenactment of the testament or ‘covenant’. He stretched His eternal hand to them; the true believing disciples who accepted His gift of covenantal salvation and consequently received eternal protection from His hand of eternality just as the antediluvian Adam, Enoch, Methuselah, Abel and Noah did. Judas Iscariot, whose faith was a deviation from the Truth received from the Hand that would accuse and send him to hell. Of truth is the Scriptural “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God” (Romans 8:14).
Jesus did not only instruct the taking of the communion, He commanded Its taking in remembrance of Him. What, I need to ask, is the difference between “taking in remembrance of me” and the spiritual legality of “thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, thought, mind and strength”? Does it not say, “That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him” (John 5:23). It is also an asseveratory understanding in John 14:1 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” God the Father and His Christ are one and the same Jehovah. Remember He stated unequivocally, “I and my Father are one” where ‘one’, heis (hice) is a neuter not Persons: ‘essence’.
The Son and the Father are not two different natured individual Persons, in this context. They have the same essence! Amen. He that established the first covenant did reestablished it, that in all things Jesus must take preeminence (Colossians 1:18).
Jesus, whose blood speaketh better things, is the new theory, path and lingo. I have continually taught mathematics as a primary school teacher and I understand experientially that without any knowledge of the theorem, which must have logical step by step solvent calculation, it, conclusively, is impossible to solve a scientific problem. Without Jesus, the new and the living way, there is, absolutely, no way by which any created being can deal with the sin question, which ultimately herds Christians to the eternal bliss of heaven. Hebrews 10:20 “By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;” and this takes us to the Jerusalem which has two curtains, katapetasma (kat-ap-et’-as-mah), one is placed at the entrance to the second compartment, where the priests carry out their official duties – separating it from the outer court i.e. the first compartment – and a second one is at the entrance of the Holy of Holies – the third compartment.
Jesus, the Bible says, veils the Holy of Holies, which is entranced only once a year and by none other than the High Priest, who must go through Christ if the entire land of Israel must be forgiven their sins for that year. The high priest must have blood in his hand before he could access the Holy of Holies, where the Holy Spirit is seated between the two cherubs, or else he would die instantly: for His blood – the secret code of admittance – speaketh better things than that of Abel. Christ Jesus, whose Person is the entrance to the presence of God, is the Initiator and the Living Way.
Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be continued…)
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