Jesus shed Blood; announced it is Finished; began to work as Scapegoat.

I am a retired pastor of the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India

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1. Take away sins is to Remove sinning as Scapegoat.

God made covenants with his people in the old testament. People have committed sins and so, God has included sin sacrifices as provisions for forgiveness, in the covenants. People commit sins unknowingly as well as knowingly. So, God told them to make two kinds of sacrifices; one to shed blood; and the other to take away sins. They use two animals; they kill one and shed its blood; and let the other to carry away their sins. The sacrifices in the old testament were the shadow of the sacrifices of Jesus Christ. First, he died on the cross, shedding his blood, for which the shadow was the animal sacrifice. Then, after his resurrection, Jesus came back here to the world, to take away the sins of his people, for which the shadow was the scapegoat. I have made a video to explain this principle, in the declaration of faith section. So, I am not going to repeat that lesson here; instead, let me give the link here, so that you may click on it and listen. You may find all the details in the lesson.

The link is here: "Video & Transcript."

God gave the covenant to his people. They observed his covenant as a ceremony, but they did not apply them in their life. Even now, Christians like to obey his commandments in ceremonies, festivals, and celebrations, but we do not apply them in our lives. God has no pleasure in us for doing so. Jesus Christ died for all our sins, and became the author of our salvation. If we obey him in doing what he tells us to do for our salvation, Jesus Christ will forgive all our past sins; and will takes away all our unrighteous addictions that will cause the future sins. If so, we will not commit future sins.

2. How are we washed by the Blood of Jesus Christ?

Most Christians do not know scriptures. But we all know the church teachings and traditions, and we believe them. And so, we think that we are godly and the blood of Jesus Christ makes us clean and holy, as we commit sin. When we feel bad about our sins, we repent with some kind of sorrow or emotion or remorse and ask Jesus Christ to forgive. We assume that God forgives us, washing our sins with his blood. Since it is the teaching of our churches, we are used to it and we believe in them. But it is not what the word of God says. So, we deceive ourselves by our own traditional teaching.

Revelation 1: says, "5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood," Please notice that Jesus Christ is the first begotten of the dead. At his resurrection, he was declared as the begotten Son of God. He is the first begotten Son, means that there will be more begotten sons on the way. Then he "washed us from our sins in his own blood." What is the washing? If any dirt or filth sticking to us, we will wash it away with water, the water will remove the filth or dirt, and it will make us clean. In the same way, he washes our sins with his blood, and we are now clean, and we will have no sins in us. This must be real, but not fake. If this is really done, there will be a spiritual reality behind it. "6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen." That is, Jesus Christ has made us kings and priests unto God and his Father. Unto God, refers himself, Jesus Christ' and his Father is God the Father; that is Jesus Christ has just made us as kings and priests, in his kingdom. Where is the kingdom that we will be kings and priests? "Revelation 5:10 says, And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. 20:6 says, they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years." So, we will be in the first resurrection, which is the rapture, and we will rule in the Millennium with Jesus Christ. Even though it is on the earth, it will be the kingdom of God.

Let us see another incident. It is strange and usually we do not hear this from churches. Revelation 7:14 says, "... he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." Here, Jesus Christ did not wash their sins away. It was the great tribulation, and so they went through much suffering, including martyrdom. Their blood also was spilled. The verse says that they "have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." They died for the cause of Christ, it is described as they washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. The previous one is to live a holy life; but this one is to die for the cause of Christ. In the previous one, the person is washed; but in this one it is the robe. Both are figures of speech; and God accepts both of them in two levels.

3. Pick your cross and follow me, and Mortify the deeds.

As Christians, we all love the cross of Jesus Christ; and we love that he shed his blood for us. There is a song, which I also loved; there is still room for you in his cross. But that is a big lie in Christianity. Yet, we all believe it. We must pick our cross, we cannot shelter on his cross. Christians want to hide in his cross. Jesus tells us to pick up our cross, and mortify our deeds. The cross-means death, that will be followed by glory in resurrection. No cross; no glory. However the cross should not be an Idol. It must mortify the deeds of our body as in Romans 8:4 & Colossians 3:5. Philippians 3:10,11 and Hebrews 11:35 says that if we endure suffering conformable unto his death, we will attain glory as unto his resurrection. Jesus Christ had begun the teaching of the cross to his disciples. The preaching of the cross includes the cross of every true Christian. Cross is not an ornament to wear, or to carry for decoration with dignity; but it is an instrument of death. The cross will kill us, and people will laugh at us as we die. This is the true cross. Hebrews 12:2 … "who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds." So also, as in verse 2, we must also endure our cross, looking forward to our rapture and to rule with Jesus Christ in the Millennium. Romans 8:17 says "... we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 2 Timothy 2:12 says, If we suffer, we shall also reign with him:" We are not expected to escape the cross, but to endure our cross, and to mortify our body of sin on our cross, so that we may rule with him. Some preachers say that Jesus has died on the cross so that we don't have to die the cross or take our punishments; it is a false teaching. Galatians 5:24 says, "And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts." That is, we must crucify our lusts of the flesh and mortify them, if we are of Christ.

4. Jesus said, "It is finished" and died. What was finished?

He finished his work that God the Father sent him to finish. God the Word became flesh, preached the gospel, obeyed God the Father in his life, he was an example for people to follow, and laid his life down as the Lamb of God. By doing so, he became the author of salvation. Jesus Christ was preaching the word of 'God the Father' as his gospel for people to obey for their eternal salvation. These are the works that he has finished. Most of all, God became a mere man, suffered the cruel death without any sin in him, and made himself a perfect sacrifice. This impossible task was finished. "John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost." Preachers give fantastic sermons on this verse saying that Jesus Christ has finished so many things, one of them is our free salvation. So, according to them, we do not have to do anything for our salvation, including the things that Jesus Christ told us to do for our salvation. Here we see that the devil negates what all God said, just by using this quote of Jesus; "it is finished." Almost all preachers endorse the statement of the devil and preach it from the pulpits. It is a shame. But he finished his work and become the author of salvation. "Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; 8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;" Please notice that he became the author of salvation; that is to give eternal salvation, only to those who obey him. It is important to know, that even though he has finished his sacrifice, and made it available to the whole world; as the author of salvation, he has decided that he will save only those who will obey him.

5. Jesus was Lamb slain to forgive, resurrected to save.

God has separated the sins of the people into two categories in the Old Testament; one is committed by ignorance, the other is committed knowingly. But, in the new testament, the two categories are; one is the past sins, and the second is the unrighteous addiction, that will cause sins in the future. 1) God told his people to give sacrifice, by shedding the blood of animals, which was a proxy for the Lamb of God, who was Jesus of Nazareth, who died on the cross. It is for the sins that are committed by ignorance, or in the new testament it is for past sins. It is in Leviticus 4&5, Numbers 15, John 1:29 & 36, and Romans 3:25. 2) God told them to provide a scapegoat, which carries away the sins that was committed knowingly, to an unknown place in the wilderness. It is in Leviticus 16, and Acts 3:26. This scapegoat was also proxy for the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, who will turn his people away from their sins. Usually Christians are taught that the Lamb of God sacrifice is for the forgiveness of all sins. It is not according to scriptures, yet Christians accept it as true. Somehow the entire church is taken by this error. But if we study the word of God diligently, we will escape from this error. Christians must know the truth. "Romans 3:25 .. through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past." Here, the blood of Jesus Christ is for the past sins. "Acts 3:26 ... God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities." So, Resurrected Jesus Christ is turning away his people from their sins. It is same as to take away their sins. That is, when they are turned away from their sins, then they will not commit sins in the future, and then Jesus Christ will forgive their past sins. "1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." That is, when they walk in the light of Jesus Christ, that is they live without committing sins, Christ will forgive their past sins also by his blood. Resurrected Lord Jesus Christ will turn his people away from their future sins. And, his blood on the cross is for the forgiveness of past sins, and it is the salvation of God.

6. Jesus Walked the Way, an Example for Us. It is Finished.

Jesus Christ did not conduct any seminar, or teach how to receive healing, wealth and other miracles. However, he healed the sick, cast out demons and performed miracles to glorify God. He did not advertise his services; rather, he preached the gospel. The gospel that Jesus Christ preached was not to believe his life story to go to heaven, rather to live in obedience to God to inherit eternal life. All the gospels built around obtaining prosperity, status, power, healing, eternal security, and such, are false and self-serving gospels. But Jesus Christ is the author of the gospel; he has preached the gospel; and taught his disciples to preach the gospel. If you love God and truly want to find the truth, it is easy to detect the false gospel. The purpose of Jesus Christ went beyond the forgiveness of sins. He wanted to bring about a change in the hearts and good conscience to people. Jesus Christ shows us how to live a perfect life through the grace of God and by the leading of the holy spirit. God the Father says about Jesus, that his righteous servant would justify many. Justify means to make us righteous. God ‘the Word’ left the glory of God and became a mere man so that an ordinary human can inherit the glory of God. God calls every one of us to follow him. If you follow him, you will be able to overcome, as he overcame. You will, then sit with Jesus Christ in the throne of God forever. You shall be the son of God to inherit all things. This is the salvation of the Lord Jesus Christ.


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