Killed Jesus

There is an interesting common theme when you look at “Calvary” and then go through the whole story, with “Cities of Refuge” glasses on, looking for threads and themes, and we will find that there is a goodly number of them. Now whenever we sin, we need immediately to offer a blood sacrifice to cleanse us from the resultant end of sin, which is to cover our very own death, the sacrifice therefore dies in our very place.  Before Calvary, that meant a trip to the Temple and to take along the appropriate Sacrificial Blood Cleansing Offering, and this is also graded in value so that everyone can afford the Sacrifice.  After Calvary, we appeal to “The Lamb of God” which is Jesus himself, and his offering is granted to cover our sin.  Hebrews 6:6 “If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put [him] to an open shame.”  Genesis 9:5,6 “And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man.  Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man?”  To play “Cities of Refuge,” we sin, we offer a sacrifice in repentance, Jesus is the sacrifice, so you have actually killed a man, who is in reality the son of man, Jesus Christ, the One and Only Son of God, so with a “Cities of Refuge,” concept, we immediately need to flee to Jerusalem, plead our case. Now remember that Jesus is also the “Righteous Judge,” you must appeal to his mercy for your actually killing him, and then we await the verdict, if found guilty we are immediately thrown out to the Avenger of Blood, or if found innocent then we are offered a Sanctuary, and you can stay safe inside New Jerusalem.

Leviticus 4:13-14 “And if the whole congregation of Israel sin through ignorance, and the thing be hid from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done [somewhat against] any of the commandments of the LORD [concerning things] which should not be done, and are guilty; when the sin, which they have sinned against it, is known, then the congregation shall offer a young bullock for the sin, and bring him before the tabernacle of the congregation.”  Leviticus 4:27-29 “And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he doeth [somewhat against] any of the commandments of the LORD [concerning things] which ought not to be done, and be guilty; or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned.  And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay the sin offering in the place of the burnt offering.”

Leviticus 5:1 “And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and [is] a witness, whether he hath seen or known [of it]; if he do not utter [it], then he shall bear his iniquity.”  One needs to flee to the “Temple” and offer a “Blood Sacrifice” for in your hearing the swearing, it is also a sin, and you therefore have been contaminated, this sin entered into you through your hearing, thus you are contaminated, and you are just as guilty as the one swearing, you must own that sin, it has entered your into mind, so you must purge it from within you, so you must therefore cleanse yourself.

Quote; “The apostles spoke plainly of the great sin of the Jews in rejecting and putting to death the Prince of life; but they were careful not to drive their hearers to despair. “Ye denied the Holy One and the Just,” Peter said, “and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; and killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.” “And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers. But those things, which God before had showed by the mouth of all His prophets, that Christ should suffer, He hath so fulfilled.” He declared that the Holy Spirit was calling upon them to repent and be converted, and assured them that there was no hope of salvation except through the mercy of the One whom they had crucified. Only through faith in Him could their sins be forgiven.  “Repent ye therefore, and be converted,” he cried, “that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”  {AA 59} 

Genesis 4:3-5 “And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.  And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:  But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.”  Able brought a gift of “Faith in the Lamb of God,” the works of faith, but Cain brought the works of his hands, and it was really a “Thank Offering,” and not a “Sin Offering.”  Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Quote; “The Word of God is to be our spiritual food.  The life of Christ that gives life to the world is in His word. It was by His word that Jesus healed disease and cast out demons; by His word He stilled the sea, and raised the dead. . . . As our physical life is sustained by food, so our spiritual life is sustained by the Word of God. And every soul is to receive life from God’s Word for himself. As we eat for ourselves in order to receive nourishment, so we must receive the Word for ourselves. {FLB 20}

1 John 2:1-3 “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world.  And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.”  So we find that Jesus is, “The Judge, Jury and Executioner,” he is also the “Cities of Refuge” to the repentant, and John pleads with us to, “Sin Not,” so let us quit sinning, quit slaying the lamb, and live sin free our Salvation in Jesus Christ.

Matthew 22:37-40 “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets [Bible.]”   Matthew 25:40 “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”  Let us treat Jesus Christ with the utmost dignity and respect, in everything we say do and think.