God’s purpose with mankind
We, Christians, are called to be made up to an eternal sanctuary of our almighty God and Father. For our being (body, soul and spirit) is like a vessel, which He fully want to inhabit and throne in (that is reign in love).
Gen. 1:26a, “Let Us (Father, Son and Holy Spirit – see note) make man after Our image, after Our likeness.”
God didn’t gave up His original plan after the fall of man, but this happening did influence this matter so, that the Son of God – in God’s time – had to leave His heavenly throne in order to share fallen mankind to save them by accepting a human body, that, genetically seen, is a descendant of David and by His death at the cross of Golgotha (i.e. Calvary) to pay the debt of human sin, followed by His resurrection.
After 3 days and nights He rose out of the death and went up into heaven, where He sat on the throne at the right hand of the Father. There He can be the Mediator between God and the fallen man. From His throne He sends the 7 Spirits of God (see note), the Holy Spirit, to all men. The Holy Spirit has to share His labour, which He has finished on earth, with all men, who have been repented unto Him.
Romans 1:3, “(the Gospel of God)… Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;”
Hebr. 10:5-10, “Wherefore when he (i.e. Jesus) cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou (i.e. the Father) wouldst not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me), to do thy will, O God. Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldst not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the (Old Testament) law; Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O god. He taketh away the first (namely: the Old Testament), that he may establish the second (the New Testament). By the which (i.e. God’s) will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ one for all.”
Hebr. 9:11-15, “But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come (namely the spiritual goods the New Testament believer will receive), by a greater and more perfect tabernacle (namely the heavenly), not made with hands (of people), that is to say, not of this (earthly) building (like the tabernacle of Israel); Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us (who are sinners by nature). For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve (perfectly) the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first (or old) testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.”
John 3:16-18 and 36, “For God so loved the (people of the) world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. … 36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see (the eternal) life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
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By E. van den Worm