Jesus Christ Opened the Portal
On a lonely hill a perfect man died friendless. Jesus Christ died on Calvary's cross a brutal thankless death while his enemies jeered and his friends hid.
Alone, clad in embarrassingly The God of Eternity enrobed in a fleshly body gave all, everything he had to save a world who had fallen short of the safety of God for all eternity. Though in such a traumatic death, even His own friends did not realize what was happening at the time. They didn't know that all this was to bring them into God’s presence and friendship. They did not realize that Jehovah God made a body for Himself so that his Spirit would live in the bodies of men.
When Jesus died, it opened the portal of salvation and paved the way through an earthen vessel for men to come to The Lord. Now with the veil of the temple rent into men could enter into the holies of holy, But only through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. He is the door to salvation.
In temple days men had to bring sacrifices in order to escape the wrath of God. We see that they had certain animals for sin sacrifices, meal and bread for bread sacrifices acquit sin, wave offerings and so on. This was done, all in order to bring reconciliation to Almighty God. They did not realize then that they could only get to the Spirit of God through sinless flesh, and not the flesh of animals, but a man had to pay for men's sins. Though Jesus suffered terribly just prior to the day, and arose from the dead, is all that was accomplished there fully understood?
What happened there?
Men saw the image of invisible God. They saw the image we were created in which was formulated in the mind of the Father before the world began. They experienced God as Spirit and flesh as He dwelt among man. They saw the way to God Almighty that was through the flesh of Jesus Christ. They witnessed the flesh of God die on a cross to make us acquainted with his Spirit.
Though confusing to many, we can only get to God Himself through the earthen vessel that was Jesus Christ, just as we can only get to any person’s spirit, through their flesh who is created in God’s image or through the senses of earthen vessel we call a body. We must interact with their body in some way in order to make contact or communication. We must interact with the (5) five senses, with the mouth- talking, the ears to hear, the eyes to see, and the skin to touch, with the smell of their perfume yet feeling the presence of their spirit around them. This part of God became available to mankind at that time
This was to gain entrance to our God through the flesh of a man. That man was Jesus Christ. This is the only way we could gain that access to the Lord, was through Jesus Christ. He is the veil that shielded the spirit of God from imperfect man in the holy of Holies.
This is the only way we could gain that access to the Lord, was through Jesus Christ. We could then impress upon the Lord our sufferings of life. Men did this in Bible times, and then Jesus was moved with compassion to heal them. This all came through the immense suffering and a great outlay as Jesus Christ who was brutally beaten, suffered and died on Calvary. His life pointed toward Calvary catastrophic physical and psychological anguish and His death pointed back to Calvary cross as the single event that made available the interaction with the Spirit of the LORD God available as when He walked with Adam in the cool of the evening.. It brought back the Edenic style or relationship between the spirit of God and his creation, it was all this and more.
The sacrifice of the innocent blood of the sinless man, Jesus Christ became payment for sin or man’s betrayal against their maker, Almighty God has no other plan than this sacrifice for cleansing to be applied. He became the one and only way that our shameful offenses against God could be remitted. No animal could actually satisfy the payment for the waywardness of mankind against a Holy God. But man must be able to apply this sacrifice to their lives, just as men in the temple days had to bring their own sacrifice.
John:3:5: Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Seeing that the temple sacrifices of the old testament have ceased, I asked a Jewish gentleman this question. How will you stand before the LORD now that you have no sacrifice for your sins. Everyone has to have a sacrifice for their sins don’t they? Shouldn’t every man, according to the Torah (Word of God given to the nation of Israel by Moses or Old Testament) bring an unblemished lamb. At this question the man became very frustrated and left the bible study. Additionally it is asked, what will the people do now that there is no opportunity for Yom Kippur which was the time, once a year when the High priest would go into the Holy of Holies in order to push back or pardon the sins of the people of God, and save them from god’s wrath. How will they be saved from the wrath of a Holy God, with no sacrifice for their sins. The lack of these sacrifices among the Jewish people would also mean the lack of pardon for sin of god’s chosen people. Even the Bible says that the Jewish people are in darkness.
The sacrifices of the old testament practiced by the Jewish people represented the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus Christ would give of Calvary as the power of YHWH for all man’s sin. Men must sacrifice by repentance of sin, turning away from it and recognizing that these things keep them separated from a real relationship and approval of the creator of the universe, and being baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. This is necessary because we must have a sacrifice for our sins, else when we die, God will see all the sins that we have committed, having been uncovered. This is being born of the water.
Romans 6:3: Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
4: Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Having taken on His death, we do not have to die for sin. His blood was a mantle to cover us with as Boaz covered Ruth showing his intentions of marriage. The name Boaz means strength, and the strength of the LORD is the sacrifice of Jesus Christ who became the kinsman redeemer and covering for Ruth, whose name means beloved (of the LORD) which is His church. In this coverage there would also be a name change that would make our future husband responsible for us and our mistakes. The blood of Jesus Christ was sufficient to cover all of our sins and remove the weight of sin and second death.
When the Holy Ghost lives in us it is in this way that Jesus Christ helps us walk on a straight and narrow path.