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Both the covenants
of grace and redemption are strictly between God the Father
and God the Son. Both covenants regard the salvation of mankind,
and both covenants are far beyond our meager comprehension.
Only the Bible and the Holy Spirit can give us a faint idea
of this mystery.
We serve a Triune
God; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
They are indeed three distinct and separate Persons but they
have the same mind, the same will, the same power, the same
wisdom, the same glory and are always in agreement and harmony.
This is something we cannot possibly understand, but must
believe. Even though the Father sent the Son to do a special
work, and will send Him again in the future, the Father and
Son are ONE! John 10:30 I
and my Father are one. (KJV)
There is a parallel
between Adam and Christ (Rom.5:12-21). Just as Adam was the
head and representative of all those who followed him (his
offspring), so too was Christ Jesus the Head and representative
of His people. And, just as God the Father entered into a
covenant with Adam, so too did He enter into a covenant with
Christ Jesus. Our fall was with Adam, our salvation is with
When one person
assigns a certain work to another person, with a promise of
a reward or payment at the completion of that work, that is
a covenant. And, this certainly is true concerning the Father
and the Son. The Father gave Jesus, His Son, a specific and
very difficult work to do. He sent Jesus into the world to
do this work. Since Jesus the Son and the Father are one,
and always in agreement and harmony, Jesus never even thought
of refusing the task. He accepted the job. It is in this,
that we find the contracting parties, the promise and the
condition . . . resulting in a contract or covenant!
Psalm 40:7-8 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. (KJV) This Passage speaks
of this covenant. Christ came to carry out God’s purpose and
plan, to fulfill the work assigned to Him.
John 17:4 I have glorified thee on the earth:
I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. (KJV) Here Jesus speaks of Himself as being sent to perform
a work for the Father. 1 John 4:9-10 In this was
manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent
his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through
him.  Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that
he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our
sins. (KJV) This is what true love is all about! God loved
us so much that He sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away
our sins, and Jesus loved us so much that He willingly came.
We as humans, do not know, nor can we understand what this
kind of love is! The responsibility was accepted by Jesus
to complete this amazing work that the Father sent Him to
Work of Christ
the Son of God, came from Heaven, taking on the nature of
mankind. The incarnation is a specific act of grace whereby
Christ took our human nature into union with His Divine Person,
and became Man. Christ is BOTH 100% God and 100% Man. Human
attributes and actions are predicated of Him in the Old Testament,
and He of whom they are predicated is God. A Divine Person
was united to a human nature.
Gal. 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth
his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, (KJV)
3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery
of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in
the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed
on in the world, received up into glory. (KJV) The union
is personal. His two natures cannot be not mixed or confused,
and the union is eternal. Jesus, the Man was sinless; the
only sinless Person ever to exist.
5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who
knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God
in him. (KJV)
4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot
be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in
all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. (KJV)
Since Jesus was
a Man, He knows what we go through, He knows what we feel
. . . BUT, He never sinned in any way. He never gave into
temptation like we do.
Gal. 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth
his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, (KJV) When
the exact and right time came, God sent His own Son. Jeses
came as the Son of a human and virgin mother (Isaiah 7:14;
Mat.1:18; Mat.1:21, 1:25; Luke 1:34-35) and lived under the
Jewish Law. He was born as a Jew, and He was subject to God’s
law and fulfilled it perfectly (1 Cor.1:30; 5:21).
Christ died for
our sins, in our place,
so we would not have to suffer the punishment we deserve.
This is called substitutionary atonement.
2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own
body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live
unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (KJV)
carried our sins in His body to the cross, so that we might
die to sin and live for righteousness. It is only by His work
on the cross that we you can be healed.
Between the 6th
and 9th hour, deep darkness came over all the earth. Luke
23:44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was
a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. (KJV)
It was during this time that Jesus cried out in extreme agony.
Not once in all the previous hours before He was nailed to
the cross, did He ever cry out in pain.
Not once in all
the hours of beatings and physical abuse did He ever cry out
But He did at this
time. Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus
cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that
is to say, My God, my God,
why hast thou forsaken me? (KJV) Jesus was
NOT questioning God; He was quoting Psalm 22:1. He felt a
deep sense of anguish when He took on the sins of the world;
which caused Him to be separated from His Father, for God
CANNOT stand to look on sin, any sin! This was what Jesus
so dreaded as He prayed to God in the garden to take the cup
from Him (Mark 14:36; Mat.26:39). The Father actually turned
His back on Jesus because He was loaded down with the sins
of the world. The physical agony was horrible, but even worse
was this time of spiritual separation from God, His Father.
This was actually a double death! Jesus suffered this double
death so that we would never have to experience eternal separation
from God. Our loving, caring Lord Jesus gave Himself a Ransom
for the whole world (1 Tim. 2:6). It is a mystery to me why
people simply ignore Jesus and reject His work on the cross,
when they could be assured of eternal salvation simply by
believing God and accepting Jesus.
Promises to Christ
1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt
among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only
begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (KJV)
"The Word (Jesus)" became human, taking on an uncontaminated
body, without spot or blemish (1 Pet. 1:19). Jesus is God’s
only and unique Son, and knew that He would receive this Promise
from God. Before Christ came, people could only know God in
part. After Christ came, people could know God fully because
He became visible and touchable in Christ. Christ is the perfect
expression of God in human form.
Jesus would be empowered by the Holy Spirit
(Luke 2:40; 4:14,18).
Genesis 3:15 And I will
put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed
and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise
his heel. (KJV)
Romans 16:20 And the God
of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace
of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. (KJV) Satan’s
repeatedly attempted to defeat Christ during His life on Earth.
"He will crush your head" foretells Satan’s defeat
when Christ rose from the dead. A strike on the heel is not
deadly, but a crushing blow to the head is. Satan would lose
the battle and in the end be bruised beneath His Feet.
Jesus would be delivered from the power of death,
and He would be exalted in Heaven at God’s right Hand. Luke
24:46 And said unto them, Thus
it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to
rise from the dead the third day: (KJV)
Acts 10:40 Him God raised
up the third day, and shewed him openly; (KJV)
1 Cor. 15:4 And that he
was buried, and that he rose again the third day according
to the scriptures: (KJV)
Hebrews 1:3 Who being the
brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person,
and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he
had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand
of the Majesty on high; (KJV)
John 15:26 But
when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from
the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from
the Father, he shall testify of me: (KJV) Jesus
had power to send the Holy Spirit to whosoever He desired,
to renew, comfort and qualify them for serving God.
All given to Him by the Father would be kept
safe. John 6:39 And this
is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which
he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it
up again at the last day. (KJV)
John 17:12 While
I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those
that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost,
but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
(KJV) (Psalm 41:9).
John 18:9 That the saying
might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of
them which thou gavest me have I lost none.
A multitude whom no man can number would be
made partakers of His redemption.
Rev. 7:9 After this I beheld,
and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of
all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood
before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white
robes, and palms in their hands; (KJV)
Rev. 19:6 And I heard as
it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of
many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying,
Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. (KJV)
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