BLOOD THAT SPEAKETH BETTER THINGS (6)
(…continues from part 5)
6) Hebrews 7:22 “By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.” What makes this new order of divine protocol much better is the fact that, all through the Mosaic years of Judaistic priesthood none had Jehovah’s direct interposition; the Mosaic legality put Adamic priesthood in office. On an inaugural moment of celestial assemblage before the Majesty, God the Father swore by an oath, which none other ever received, which the Holy Spirit enabled Divine eavesdrop to David in Psalm 110:4 “The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.” This is the proof of the superiority and the ineluctability of the Priesthood of our Great Shepherd. Coming from the lips of the Most High God engenders the immutability of this Priesthood, who has come to give us life and life more abundantly.
Hebrews 8:6-7 6) “But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. 7) For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.” For our sake, most definitely, should a second be sought for; and why? The bulls, goats, rams and lambs, after engendering our pardon, died. Another animal of immolation was required to enable a guiltless stand before the thrice holy God after another wrong doing! Every minute of Judaism an element of immolation falls, the victim in substitution for the life the sacrificant. Such horrendous sanguinity those days of animal atonement were. Nowadays of the unveiling of the grace of God to all mankind 1John1:9 settles the sinning issues for the born again Christian! Praise the Lord!
Hebrews 13:20-21 “Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21) Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” By dying blood must flow. The blood engenders the everlasting covenant. And this is one of the reasons why from His mouth come better things than that of Abel; it is found in 1Timothy 2:5-6 5) “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6) Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”
In the 16th chapter of Prophet Ezekiel’s Book also has, “Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.” Is there any smidgeon of doubt concerning the good reason why He will remember His covenant with Israel, and why it must be an everlasting testament? The blood had, from eternity past, spoken better things into the yet to be created best of creationism specimen of beings, the Adamic reality of elevation. Israel had a mentioning from Genesis chapter three (fig tree). It says somewhere, “First to the Jews, then to the Gentiles.” These days of grace the true Israel is the born again Christian, upon whom is the divine lavishness of the Golgotha salvific blood. For the sake of the blood, of eternality is the remembrance of the covenant. We do not live by the letter of the law again, as recipients of divine grace; the law requires another killing of a sacrificial lamb. The death, resurrection, ascension and the culmination of the session of Jesus continues to propitiate by the reason of Him being our perpetual High Priest. 2Corinthians 3:6 “Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”
1John 5:6, “This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.” By ‘this is he’ is meant Jesus, the Son of God of verse five. Water is emblematic of the Holy Spirit. The Jordan baptism, where the Holy Spirit descended on Him, was the beginning of His ministry. He, therefore, came with water to commence His Messianic office. The Eternal Father spoke audibly to avouch the Incarnation of the Second Member of the Godhead. The gory, Golgotha atonement is the culmination of His Messianic consummation.
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 concluded…)
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