Saturday, February 20, 2016

No "TRIX" in THIS MEDIATOR+ ... Passover Meditations for the Monastic-At-Heart --- Ephesians 1:9 ... A MYSTERIOUS PLAN


Meditations  for Pascha
(The Passover Season, 2016)
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Meditations for the Monastic-At-Heart

Now is My+ soul troubled;
and what shall I+ say ...
FATHER,
save ME+
from this hour ?
but for this cause
came I+ unto this hour.

FATHER,
Glorify Thy Name.

Then came there a Voice from Heaven, saying,

I have both glorified It,
and will glorify It again.

John12:27-28

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Meditation Verse
Ephesians 1:9

Having made known unto us the mystery of HIS Will, according to HIS good pleasure which HE hath purposed in HIMSELF:**

** We are still in that one long sentence extending from verse 3 to verse 12. Thus, the subject of this sentence, the ONE doing all this is still The FATHER.

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Meditation

What was the mystery of HIS Will ?

HIS Will is to have fellowship with man.  That is no mystery. It is how it all started out in the Garden in Genesis.

Our FATHER Who art in Heaven is holy.  That is no mystery, either. Hallowed be HIS Name.

We sons of Adam are unholy.

And that certainly holds no mystery!

So, what is the mystery of HIS Will ?

The mystery was how to reconcile unholy man to our HOLY FATHER Who art in Heaven. 

Anything un-holy disintegrates when it comes in contact with the VIBRANT Holiness of GOD, as we have seen in Old Testament examples like David retrieving the Ark.

Our FATHER'S Holiness never is compromised.

NEVER.

HE gave Moses a Law and that Law had to be kept... perfectly.

There was a problem: Adamic man cannot keep 613 Laws perfectly, even if he could remember them all. 

So, the problem was resolved 
via a 
MEDIATOR+.





The Divine MEDIATOR+ had to be able to reconcile two opposites into one, in unity of heart, mind, and being.

As all mediators of peace do, this Divine MEDIATOR+ offered to both sides an offering neither could resist.

To His+ Holy FATHER, HE+ offered His+ Blood. It was accepted.

To the repentant sons of Adam, HE+ offered pardon and cleansing by that same Blood+.

The FATHER now could receive any person COVERED by HIS SON'S+ Blood... which is the true Hebrew meaning of Atonement... a KIPPUR… a divine covering.  


CHRIST,
The Perfect MEDIATOR+ !

HEBREWS 9 : 14-15
How much more
shall the Blood of CHRIST,
Who+ through the Eternal SPIRIT
offered himself
without spot to GOD,
purge your conscience
from dead works to serve the Living GOD?

And for this cause
HE+ is the MEDIATOR+
of the New COVENANT,

that by means of death,
for the redemption
[ i.e., loosening away]
of the transgressions that were
under the First COVENANT,

they which are called
might receive the
promise of Eternal Inheritance.

No Compromise with Holiness, ever.

For there is one GOD, and
one MEDIATOR+
between GOD and men,
the man CHRIST JESUS;
I Timothy 2:5

JESUS CHRIST is the ONE
MEDIATOR+ .

There is NO OTHER, 
according to Scriptures.    





Isaiah 43:11

I,
even I,
am the LORD;
and beside ME+,
there is no SAVIOR.



Is  this a  MYSTERY ?   It should not be.

It should not be a mystery to the Jews who read the prophets.  It should not be a mystery to those who indulge in mariolatry, either.  It is plainly written in the Sacred Texts for all to see.

We do NOT come to The Heavenly FATHER through the Hebrew virgin's image of Maryam ( Aramaic spelling) ... or even the thought of her.  She was of our same Adamic nature just like the rest of mankind.

Scripture says she was blessed, not "immaculate."  Scripture says plainly that she had children by Joseph, her guardian-husband, after the Virgin Birth of CHRIST JESUS

Our LORD JESUS Himself+ refuted worship of Maryam in Luke 11. Hear the words of our LORD CHRIST:

And it came to pass,
as HE+ spake these things,
a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice,
and said unto HIM+,
Blessed is the womb that bare thee,
and the paps which thou hast sucked.

But HE+ said,
Yea rather,
[ Gk: on the contrary ]
blessed are they
that hear
[ Gk: hearing ]
the Word of GOD,
and keep it
[ Gk: guarding ]
Luke 11:27-28

Hear what the Word of the LORD says to Jeremiah, the Prophet in chapter 7: 16-19 :

Therefore pray not thou for this people, 
neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, 
neither make intercession to ME:

FOR I WILL NOT HEAR THEE.



Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah
and in the streets of Jerusalem?

The children gather wood,
and the fathers kindle the fire,
and the women knead their dough,
to make cakes

TO THE QUEEN of HEAVEN

 and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods,
that they may provoke me to anger.

Do they provoke me to anger?
saith the LORD:
do they not provoke themselves
to the confusion of their own faces?

NO. There is NO HELP from any "Queen of Heaven," virgin or not.   There is simply NO "mediatrix"  found in Scripture, neither in the Old Covenant or the New.

THUS...
"she"  should not be found
in our hearts... 
or in our churches, 
either.   







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Let us pray:

O Holy FATHER, THOU Who lovest mankind and created us to be in constant communion with THEE, have mercy upon us.

We have strayed from Thy Way like lost sheep. We have been content to be far from THEE through our day.

We have missed the mark of the high calling in CHRIST JESUS.

Forgive us, LORD, for turning our ears away from Thy Word and doing the bidding of our own flesh...  which WANTS to agree with the doctrines of men.

Help us to return to a Way of Holiness, a path of Holy Living which putteth THEE first.

We RENOUNCE and forsake all the false "go-betweens" and come to the ONE TRUE MEDIATOR+, CHRIST JESUS.  

O, Cover us now with His+ Blood, the Blood of the Everlasting Covenant from  the Divine MEDIATOR+, The LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Help us so to walk before THEE in SPIRIT and in TRUTH that our LORD JESUS is seen as the ONLY MEDIATOR+ to be hailed.

HE+, Scripture tells us, is the only ONE+ full of Grace  ... and Truth.  Amen

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Worthy is the LAMB+.

Worthy is The LAMB+
that was slain.

Worthy is the LAMB+,
slain
from the foundation
of the earth.
Revelation 13:8


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PRAISE and THANKSGIVING
be to The FATHER,
and to HIS Beloved SON+
JESUS CHRIST,
and to
the Blessed HOLY SPIRIT.

ONE GOD:
FATHER,
SON+,
and HOLY SPIRIT,
both now and forever,
world without end.
Amen.

Worthy is the LAMB+.




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