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 temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

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.

From these elements of the anointing we see that for us;

-        In the myrrh” and “sweet cinnamon” we see the sweetness of Jesus’ death in that He was and is purely innocent in His death for us. Jesus was and is as the only qualified “Sin offering” for us; freeing us from the “penalty of Sin.”

-        We also see the power of His death as us, to free us from the “power of Sin” in the flesh.

-        In the “calamus” we enjoy the fruit of His indwelling life that comes to us out of His resurrection.

-        In the “one hin of Oil” we have the whole of the One God-head as He now is as the oil of “God’s Spirit,” since God was in Christ, who now is “the life-giving spirit” as our innermost life-nointing.

This compounded “Oil” indicates that we have been fully equipped by the deposit of Christ’ Spirit into our spirit to be our all.