Part 8 of –
Seeing “the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus”
as Our All-Sufficient Life Supply
The cross is the fulcrum upon which the genuine Christian life hinges. Dually, the cross terminated the power of Sin in man’s flesh, and also yielded the resurrected “Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus” to dwell in every believer, bearing Christ’s own resurrection life and nature.
Jesus’ “blood and water” was shed for our redemption and as the “water of life” that is “spirit of life” that was released via the cross. Jn 19:34 one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. The “blood” of Christ redeems us, and the “water” was the water of His Spirit flowing to man.
All that we possess by Christ’s cross is seen in the
anointing oil that is of His “Spirit of
life.” We see much in the Old Testament compounded anointing oil, which is
symbolic of the all-inclusive riches of “the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus.” It
was used to anoint the elements of God’s temple; today we are His temple. 1 Corinthians 3:17b …for the
The spiritual “oil of God” is now inclusive of Jesus’ incarnation, death, burial, and resurrection that was brought into and altered the eternal “Spirit of God,” now as the “compounded anointing oil” within believers. Let’s now examine the symbolism of the elements of God’s formula for the Old Testament anointing oil.
Exodus 30:23-25 (KJV) “Take thou also unto thee principal spices,
– of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and
o (Speaks of His death – Myrrh was used to anoint dead bodies)
– of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and
o (Speaks of the sweetness of His life offered)
– of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels, 24And
o (Speaks of His burial and sweet resurrection - a pod that explodes with life-seeds
– of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary,
o (Speaks of the effectiveness of His life offered - used as snake repellent)
– And of oil olive an (one) hin:
o Olive oil is always figurative of “the Spirit of God” – Thus this speaks of the divinity of God into which the elements of Jesus’ human experience, death, burial, and resurrection were added or compounded. Symbolic of God’s “One all-inclusive supply by the One Spirit”
– 25And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound (of more than one component) after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.”
o “Compounded,” these are the mixed elements of the One All-Inclusive Ointment (The Spirit) now within every believer’s spirit.