Monday, March 21, 2016
160321 Palm Sunday Teaching Part 1
Most Christians are rather familiar with the meaning of the shed blood. They understand forgiveness of sins, and some even know how remission differentiates from forgiveness, but few give a thought to the broken body. What is the broken body? Why is the broken body important? What do we learn by studying the broken body? Do you believe that the Bible is the revealed Word and Will of God? Does God mean what He says? Malachi 3:6 (6) For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. [When the Corinthian church was manifesting sickness, division, and strife, Paul did not applaud them for their sickness. He did not say, "it is a sign of God's love that your are sick." Nor did Paul say, "ear your sickness patiently, for God is trying you." The Apostle Paul, according to the epistle to the Corinthians, rebuked them and endeavored to correct them for being sick. He rebuked them not as individuals but as a congregation. as Christians, because they did not properly discern the Lord's body. They did not realize that Jesus, who was sacrificed on the cross of Calvary, had accomplished something for them in his body. Paul pointed out that it was no longer necessary to suffer sickness and disease. Bible Tells Me So, Dr. V.P. Wierwille, American Christian Press, 1999, pp. 86,87] Ill health is a curse according to Deuteronomy 28:15,22,27,28,35,60,61. This was the law administration. We live in the Grace administration, and have been redeemed from the WHOLE Curse. Galatians 3:13 (13) Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: Psalms 105:37 (37) He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes. How does that happen? How do 2.5 millions servants become well at the same time? Are we servants of God or His children? Do you treat the people who work for you better than you do your children? If you are sick or feeble or somehow not getting what God has promised, then ask yourself, Why? Is it God's fault, or is it on your end? In the Passover, and in the Last Supper, God told people to do two things: Blood and Body. [explain] If God can heal 2.5 million people in one day, can He heal the nine of us right here and right now? Matthew 8:17 (17) That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. JC took our sicknesses. We don't own them anymore! 1 Corinthians 5:7 (7) Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: The lamb of Passover was a shadow of things to come, a shadow of reality. Christ was far, far more valuable than a little lamb. Romans 5:13 (13) (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. The word 'imputed' is used twice. ἐλλογέω ellogeō el-log-eh'-o From G1722 and G3056 (in the sense of account); to reckon in, that is, attribute: - impute, put on account. Total KJV occurrences: 2 Philemon 18 (18) If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account; Why did we need to have anything put on our account? The first man, Adam, was a sinless human, right up until that moment where he sinned! His sin was passed from father to son, and increased with each generation. (Life is in the blood, Leviticus 17:11) Romans 5:17 (17) For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; [The sin of Adam multiplied with geometric progression through the thousands of years since Adam let that one little sin into his life.] ... much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) The second man, Jesus Christ, resisted the Devil and maintained his sinless state. He always did the Father's will, and thus became the perfect Passover Lamb. He was more perfect than any animal could ever be. Then, by his free will, he suffered and endured ALL the consequences for the sin of Adam.