Part 2 of 1
Manís Need for the Blood of
order to understand the importance and impact of the blood of Christ shed for us
at His crucifixion, we must view man according to Godís intention, as he was
created. Man was created with the intention of becoming a living human container
who would bear the very life of God Ė man would become a living vessel
suitable for Godís free expression.
this, man was created tri-part, with a body, soul, and spirit. Godís intention
was that one day God would place His very life into the created
manís human spirit, thus making the created man to be reborn in spirit
Ė to be born of the very life of God Himself. Godís life and nature received
into the manís human spirit would become expressed via manís soul faculties
of mind, emotion, and will.
intention of God for man is first indicated in the Bible by the fact that God
placed Adam and Eve before the Tree of Life Ė a figure of
Christ as the bearer of the life of God to man (See John 15).
below we see a verse that lists these three parts of man, but in a different
order than I have listed above.
Thes. 5:23 And the very God of
peace sanctify you wholly (completely);
and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and bodyÖ
should note from this verse, by a hermeneutic device called ďthe law of
first mentioning,Ē that the ďspiritĒ is listed first, placing it as the
foremost part of manís being. God intends that the life in the spirit
is to rule the faculties of the soul organ, and soul is to rule the doings of
the body. Thus, when religion tells us we need to ďdo thingsĒ or ďact in a
certain wayĒ in order to prove our being a Christian they miss the focus of
Godís plan that Christ articulated to Paul for we Gentiles. That plan was that
Godís life would indwell the human spirit of every person who receives
Christís Spirit, automatically producing the fruits of that life.
then brings us to see the physical body as the least part of
manís according to Godís eternal plan. Manís body is to be the servant of
manís spirit-life. It is in the members of the physical flesh body that Sin as
a nature dwells (Rom 7:17-23), needing to be ruled over by Christ from within
the believerís spirit. The body contains the fallen nature that Adam gained at
the fall in the garden, and which came also to all mankind as being of the
lineage of Adam (Rom 5:12). Rom 8:3 ÖGod
sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin
in the flesh:
Sin nature in manís flesh has contaminated the
originally created man, including his soul, producing the ďacts of that Sin
nature in His flesh,Ē which we call sins. Now, Romans 8:8
(AMP) Ö those who are living the life of the flesh [catering to the
appetites and impulses of their carnal nature] cannot please or
satisfy God, or be
acceptable to Him.
created man, created to be a living vessel for Godís expression, has become a
dirtied potential container of the life of God; dirtied by acts of Sin in the
flesh. God planned to gain ďmany sonsĒ by placing the life-seed of
His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, into men. Thus, if God is to bring the
fallen created man into accord with His eternal plan, there is a problem that
first needs to be remedied Ė manís sins.
Godís remedy for manís sins is the precious blood that was shed once by Christ at the cross to remit, cancel, and take away all sins of those who would only have faith in His blood.
1:14 In whom we have redemption
through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Romans 3:24-25 (NASB) being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; 25 whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faithÖ