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Presents Compiled and Illustrated from The Scriptures & The Spirit of Prophecy January 2014 The Great Controversy Between The Christ and The Adversary (Part 7-B)
In part (7-A), we saw from the writings of Ellen G. White, that The Sovereign--The Father of the universe was not alone in HIS work of beneficence. HE had an Associate--a Co-worker, Who appreciated HIS purposes, and shared and Expressed HIS Joy in giving happiness to the beings HE created by Him and for Him. We saw demonstrated in the lives of many of the prophets, to whom The Word--The Spirit, Who is of GOD came and spoke, and Expressed through them The Father’s Will to the hearts of men. We saw demonstrated in the lives of many of the prophets, to whom The Word--The Spirit, Who is of GOD came and spoke, and Expressed through them The Father’s Will to the hearts of men. Like The Father, WHO is INVISIBLE to the eyes of men, because of sin, Christ--The Anointed and Holy One of GOD, Who is also Invisible to men; He made Himself known to men, who received Him, as The Word sent from GOD. The prophets were…
“Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:11-13).
More clearly The Revelation of The Word-- The Spirit, Who is The Anointed of GOD, Who dwells also in The Form of Flesh, to be known as The Man Christ Jesus, to reveal The Father’s Expressed Glory, not only in His Spiritual Form, but in His Human Form. In part (7-B) we seek to understand It was revealed through Isaiah, who said of The Word… He, Who was born of GOD, to be The Son of GOD, He also was born again to be The Son of Man, that we who are born of flesh might be born again, to partake of His Divine Nature, and be called the children of GOD by the receiving of GOD’S Word, Whom HE has sent.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). Working through His servant Paul, The Spirit of Christ revealed by him, The Truth about Himself, that… “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” (Hebrews 2:14, 15).
John was a prophet, preparing the way of The Lord, that men might receive Him, Who would baptize them by His Spirit. If Christ took part of the same nature of flesh, to become like unto His brethren, then it means that He was not always of flesh from the days of Eternity. As John baptized men with water, Jesus would baptize men with His Divine Spirit, which was veiled, not by a cloud during the day, or by a fire during the night, but by His Own body of flesh, which in the fullness of time, was made for Him to dwell among His people. GOD Sent HIS Word to Reveal HIS Will Sent HIS Word to Reveal HIS Will The Promise The Words of GOD To the Jewish people of John, who preached through
In The Beginning of HIS Way In The Beginning of HIS Way GOD was In the beginning of HIS Way In the beginning of HIS Way All things were made heaven and earth All things were made heaven and earth Heaven And Earth Heaven And Earth In The Jewish Age ---( )--- to His Disciples ---( )--- The Way Prepared for GOD, by The Spirit of HIS Word, to work in the flesh, as Jesus--The Christ Patriarchal Age Jewish Age Jewish Age spoke by The Word The Spirit of The Word The Spirit of The LORD GOD As He worked through all the prophets of old, The Word of GOD came to John to be baptized by him. Himself as John… The Man Jesus of flesh The Man Jesus of flesh GOD gave The Promise of HIS Word, Who worked HIS Will in the flesh, as Jesus--The Christ GOD gave The Promise of HIS Word, Who worked HIS Will in the flesh, as Jesus--The Christ Disciples Age Disciples Age
“…forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer [it to be so] now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:14- 17).
Ellen G. White said of His baptism… The Word The Spirit and Arm of The LORD in The Flesh of Jesus-- The Hand The Word The Spirit and Arm of The LORD in The Flesh of Jesus-- The Hand The Word--The Spirit of The LORD spoke by Isaiah, who testified of His baptism, and said, “And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm…” (Isaiah 30:30).
“Many had come to him [John] to receive the baptism of repentance, confessing their sins.... Christ came not confessing His own sins, but guilt was imputed to Him as the sinner's substitute. He came not to repent on His own account, but in behalf of the sinner.... Christ honored the ordinance of baptism by submitting to this rite. In this act He identified Himself with His people as their representative and head. As their substitute He takes upon Him their sins, numbering Himself with the transgressors, taking the steps the sinner is required to take, and doing the work the sinner must do.... After Christ rose up from the water.... He walked out to the bank of Jordan and bowed in the attitude of prayer.... As the believer's example, His sinless humanity supplicated support and strength from His heavenly Father, as He was about to commence His public labor as the Messiah.... Never before had angels listened to such a prayer as Christ offered at His baptism, and they were solicitous to be the bearers of the message from the Father to His Son. But, no! Direct from the Father issues the light of His glory.”
“The heavens were opened and beams of glory rested upon the Son of God and assumed the form of a dove, in appearance like burnished gold. The dovelike form was emblematical of the meekness and gentleness of Christ.... From the opening heavens came these words: "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."... Notwithstanding the Son of God was clothed with humanity, yet Jehovah, with His own voice, assures Him of His sonship with the Eternal. In this manifestation to His Son, God accepts humanity as exalted through the excellence of His beloved Son. Christ's prayer on the banks of the Jordan includes everyone who will believe in Him. The promise that you are accepted in the Beloved comes to you. God said, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."... Christ has cleaved the way for you to the throne of the infinite God.” (That I Might Know Him, Page 31)
He preached repentance from sin, and of The Lamb, Who takes away our sin by His work of Atonement. He preached repentance from sin, and of The Lamb, Who takes away our sin by His work of Atonement. To work as ONE As The LORD God stretched out The Arm of HIS Word, to work by the hand of Moses in leading the children of Israel from the land of bondage, HE stretched out The Arm of HIS Word to work with HIS Word in the form of flesh, to free man from the bondage of sin. Paul said… Jesus--The Christ, Who is The Spirit, Who is of The LORD GOD-- The Word of GOD in the flesh among men; He--The Word of GOD is The Promised Seed, Who gave the promise of His coming to Adam, even unto Moses. He veiled Himself in The Flesh, as Jesus... GOD In His Humanity One with His believers One with His believers John the Baptist John the Baptist Baptized men with water Baptized men with water Jesus -- The Hand The Man and Veil of Flesh Sent The Light and Glory of Sent The Light and Glory of The Word of GOD Christ The Spirit Is The Right Arm In His Divinity In His Divinity One with GOD One with GOD To baptized men with His Spirit
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and [for] all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1Timothy 2:1-6). “Now a mediator is not [a mediator] of one, but God is one” (Galatians 3:20).
Christ Jesus gave Himself to become a man, to make it possible for His Spirit to come and dwell, not only in Him, as a Man among men, but in all, who will receive Him, to be baptized by His Spirit dwelling in them, to live by Him. Peter said of those, who are baptized by The Spirit of Christ, saying… Christ Jesus gave Himself to become a man, to make it possible for His Spirit to come and dwell, not only in Him, as a Man among men, but in all, who will receive Him, to be baptized by His Spirit dwelling in them, to live by Him. Peter said of those, who are baptized by The Spirit of Christ, saying… GOD our Savior has revealed HIS will to have all men to be saved, and to come to The Knowledge of The Truth, that there is one GOD, and one Mediator between GOD and men. And that One Mediator is The Man--Christ Jesus. GOD Men Sent HIS Mediator to Reveal HIS Will Sent HIS Mediator to Reveal HIS Will In His Divinity In His Divinity The Word of GOD Christ Jesus One with GOD One with GOD In His Humanity The Man One with man One with man Between The One Mediator
“Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (2 Peter 1:1- 4). To escape the corruption that is in this world, Paul said,
“But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster [to bring us] unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:22-29).
In The Beginning of HIS Way In The Beginning of HIS Way GOD was In the beginning of HIS Way In the beginning of HIS Way All things were made heaven and earth All things were made heaven and earth Heaven And Earth Heaven And Earth In The Jewish Age ---( )--- With His Disciples ---( )--- The way was prepared for GOD, in The Spirit of HIS Word, to work in the flesh, as Jesus--The Christ The way was prepared for GOD, in The Spirit of HIS Word, to work in the flesh, as Jesus--The Christ Patriarchal Age Jewish Age Jewish Age spoke by The Word The Spirit of The Word The Spirit of The LORD GOD As He worked through all the prophets of old, The Word of GOD came also to declare The Father’s NAME through men. Himself as He said… The Man Christ Jesus The Man Christ Jesus Disciples Age Disciples Age His Disciples GOD gave The Promise of HIS Word, to work HIS Will in the flesh, of His disciples GOD gave The Promise of HIS Word, to work HIS Will in the flesh, of His disciples
“Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I [am] in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater [works] than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do [it]. If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:10-15).
As David believed on The Spirit of The LORD, Who spoke by him, he bore witness of Him--The Spirit of Christ--Who said… To testify of The Father and The Son, Who spoke by him. Spoke The Word The Spirit of The Word The Spirit of David--the mouth of The Word of The LORD David--the mouth of The Word of The LORD The LORD GOD Christ--The Spirit of The LORD--The Rock of Israel spoke by David, to bear witness for Him, as He bore Witness for The LORD GOD, WHO sent Him to speak HIS Will to men. through
“Many, O LORD my God, [are] thy wonderful works [which] thou hast done, and thy thoughts [which are] to us- ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: [if] I would declare and speak [of them], they are more than can be numbered. Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book [it is] written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law [is] within my heart. I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.” (Psalms 40:5-9).
“I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation. Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me” (Psalms 40:10-11).
When Christ revealed to His disciples The Glory of His Father in the form of flesh, as The Man Christ Jesus; He was giving Glory to His Father, WHO was being Glorified in Him, by keeping HIS Law. To testify of The Spirit of The Son of GOD, Who revealed GOD’S GLORY spoke The Word The Spirit of The Word The Spirit of David the mouth of The Word of The LORD David the mouth of The Word of The LORD The LORD GOD As Christ was being glorified by David, The Father was being Glorified by HIS Son, Who was revealing HIS Glory to men. through Christ revealed GOD’S GLORY He delights to do HIS Will. HIS Law is within His Heart. He did not hide HIS Righteousness from men. He declared HIS Faithfulness and HIS Salvation. He did not concealed HIS Loving-kindness and HIS Truth from the great congregation. The LORD did not withhold HIS Tender Mercies from Him. HIS loving-kindness and HIS truth continually preserved Him.
He that believes in Christ Jesus, the works that He does shall the believer do also. Because, if The Spirit of Christ is in the believer, and He keeps GOD’S Law in His Heart, to give HIM Glory, then the believer will keep The Commandments also, by Him, Who dwells within his heart. When something is broken, or torn apart like an open wound, there is not just one broken end that is torn apart, but two severed ends that needs to be rejoined and mended together. Man was torn apart by the rejecting of GOD and HIS Word, by the work of the enemy. This rejection caused a great gulf between earth and heaven. Man was separated from GOD. Two Tables as ONE The Two Tables Separated by sin SIN
But as it was revealed by Moses and David, The LORD sent HIS Word to reveal HIS Covenant. And HIS Word, Who is The One Mediator, Who interceded for GOD to man; He--The Word is also The One Mediator, Who intercedes for man to GOD. On the behalf of man, and living in perfect accordance with The Law of GOD, to help man to live by all ten principles of GOD’S Law, Christ Jesus lived a life in this sinful world without breaking The Covenant of Life between GOD and man. In his testimony of Jesus, Mark said… The Two Tables Separated by sin SIN Spirit Flesh
“ …one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments [is], Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment. And the second [is] like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these ” (Mark 12:28-31).
When GOD made man to reflect HIS Image, HE by HIS Word made them male and female to be One. Eve was said to be Adam’s second self, bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh. Through the writings of Ellen G. White, notice how The LORD and HIS Word are said to be ONE. He said to them… Spoke by The Word The Spirit of The Word The Spirit of The LORD GOD Christ Jesus Testified to the scribes, and revealed to them the nature of GOD’S Covenant of Life--The Ten Commandments Himself The first of all the commandments is Hear, O Israel Jesus the mouth of The Word of The LORD Jesus the mouth of The Word of The LORD The Lord our God is ONE LORD You shall love the Lord your God You shall love the Lord your God -with all your heart -with all your soul -with all your mind -and with all your strength The second is like, namely this You shall love your neighbor as yourself
“The Sovereign of the universe was not alone in His work of beneficence. He had an associate--a co-worker who could appreciate His purposes, and could share His joy in giving happiness to created beings. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God." John 1:1, 2. Christ, the Word, the only begotten of God, was one with the eternal Father--one in nature, in character, in purpose--the only being that could enter into all the counsels and purposes of God. (Patriarch and Prophets, pg 34, par 1) “The Sovereign of the universe was not alone in His work of beneficence. He had an associate--a co-worker who could appreciate His purposes, and could share His joy in giving happiness to created beings. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God." John 1:1, 2. Christ, the Word, the only begotten of God, was one with the eternal Father--one in nature, in character, in purpose--the only being that could enter into all the counsels and purposes of God. (Patriarch and Prophets, pg 34, par 1) She also wrote and said…
“In the councils of heaven the Lord planned to reshape the broken, perverted characters of man, and to restore to them the moral image of God. This work is termed the mystery of godliness. Christ, the only-begotten of the Father, assumed human nature, came in the likeness of sinful flesh to condemn sin in the flesh. He came to testify to the unchangeable character of the law of God that had been impeached by Satan. Not one jot or tittle of it could be changed to meet man in his fallen condition. Christ lived the law in humanity, in order that every mouth might be stopped, and that Satan might be proved an accuser and a liar. Christ revealed to the world the character of God as full of mercy, compassion and inexpressible love. He came to lift up man. It was provided that whosoever should believe in Christ as his personal Saviour should be saved. In all his works he taught men that it was his mission not to destroy men's lives, but to save them. (The Signs of the Times, July 2, 1896 par. 3)
The Word, Who is The Spirit, and is of GOD, He was with God, and is The Son of God--The Co-Worker with GOD in the creation of all things. He--The Son of GOD is one with The Eternal Father, one in nature, in character, in purpose, and The Only One, Who could enter into all The Counsels of GOD. He is not divided against GOD, but is…. The Spirit is of GOD--The Source of Light and Life to all living things. One in Spirit with GOD Are we living as One with Christ, Who is One with GOD, or are we one with the adversary, who breaks GOD’S Law of Life, to change HIS Law to serve self, against GOD’S service of Love? End of Part – (7-B)