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The Hypostatic Union, Part 4. Every Problem and adversity our Lord faced, He faced by operating in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Friday, August 1, 2008

All the mockery and suffering before the cross, upon the cross, and then the suffering of spiritual death during those three hours of darkness on the cross, were manifestations of living the spiritual life in the highest form.

With the exception of one short interrogation, all these six trials were unfair and unjust in every way.

On trial was the unique Person of the universe, undiminished deity and true humanity combined in one Person forever, the Lord Jesus Christ!

Yet one of the greatest systems of jurisprudence was used to condemn this One who was not only innocent, but who in His humanity was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.

It is very important to have a soul filled with doctrine so that you can handle unjust treatment in the same manner that you handle fair treatment.

The conscience being filled with doctrine is important in suffering for blessing, 1PE 3:14-16.

We must be very careful that we do not allow our conscience to become filled with garbage when we encounter the injustices of life and the unfairness that we observe.

Persecute - pres-act-part - dioko = they habitually pursue after you, they persecute you, and the participle tells us that their purpose is to make you miserable and to persecute you!

By feeding your enemy when he is hungry, the believer leaves hostility from others in the hands of the Lord.
This is tantamount to dependence on the integrity of God rather than on revenge and retaliation.

At the end of the dispensation of the Hypostatic union, disgraceful as this was, our Lord teaches us that it is important to realize that in the Plan of God, “All things work together for good,” ROM 8:28, and out of this distortion of justice came our SO GREAT SALVATION, HEB 2:3.

ISA 53:7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth.

As lie after lie was spoken against Him, the uniqueness of Christ should have been apparent to all who watched this flagrant injustice.

ECC 3:7b There’s a time to be silent, and a time to speak.

Through living the spiritual life and operating in divine power, the Lord Jesus Christ put the whole matter in the Father’s hands, revealing His perfect orientation to grace and to the Plan of God.

Every moment the Lord Jesus lived, He lived in the moment-by-moment Sabbath, the faith-rest life. He continually cast His cares upon the Father - and He left them there!

PSA 55:22 Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.

In the Gospels, while the religious people could not see the uniqueness and power of His life, a brilliant Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, would soon perceive the truth concerning the Lord Jesus Christ.

Religion is blind, and these people were blind to the Person of Christ.

JOH 18:38 Pilate said to them, “I find no guilt in Him.”

For it was Pontius Pilate, a non-religious man, who was impressed and amazed at the Lord Jesus Christ, MAR 15:4-5.

MAR 15:4-5 And Pilate was questioning Him again, saying, “Do You make no answer? See how many charges they bring against You!” But Jesus made no further answer; so that Pilate was amazed.

It was Pilate who said in LUK 23:4 to the chief priests and the multitudes, “I find no guilt in this man.”

Why must we wait until a Roman centurion looks up at the Cross and says, “Truly, this is the Son of God”?

Here in his court is the eternal High Priest, after the order of Melchizedek, HEB 5:5-10.

He is so loaded with religion that he could not see the grace of God.

“Su eipas” =
the strongest of all affirmatives -
“Emphatically yes!”
The Weymouth Translation - “I am He.”
AMP - MAT 26:64 Jesus said to him, “You have stated the fact.”

Every problem and adversity our Lord faced, He faced by operating in the power of the Holy Spirit revealing the tremendous assets we would have as members of the Church-age, His future Bride.

It was not until the fourth time His voice was heard on the Cross that Jesus Christ cried out in agony, in MAT 27:46, fulfilling PSA 22:1.

Through all the physical torture they inflicted - the spitting, the lies, the skinning alive with a whip, the separation of His bones from their sockets as He hung on the Cross - not once did He cry out.

All the physical torture in the world did not bring one cry from His lips; however, when He suffered spiritual death - separation from God, He screamed.

The penalty of sin is spiritual death, which means the inability to have fellowship with God in time.

Adam had been warned that the consequences of disobedience would be spiritual death, GEN 2:17.

Since that time, every person born into the world is born spiritually dead, EPH 2:1.

ROM 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned -

ROM 6:23 For the wages of sin is [spiritual] death.

As He bore the sins of the entire human race in His body, God the Father forsook Him as God the Holy Spirit sustained Him, MAT 27:46, HEB 9:14.

Every problem and adversity our Lord faced, He faced by operating in the power of the Holy Spirit revealing the tremendous assets we would have as members of the Church-age, His future Bride.

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