156. My Vision on the Elijah Message

Part 2


January 13, 2018


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Jhn 17:3   And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 

Prophecy must be fulfilled. The Lord says: “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.” Somebody is to come in the spirit and power of Elijah, and when he appears, men may say: “You are too earnest, you do not interpret the Scriptures in the proper way. Let me tell you how to teach your message.” Testimonies to Ministers, p. 475.

Men (plural) will go forth in the spirit and power of Elijah to prepare the way for the second advent of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is their work to make crooked things straight. Some things must be torn down, some things must be built up. The old treasures must be reset in a framework of truth. They are to preach God's Word; their testimony must not be molded by the opinions and ideas that have been regarded as sound, but by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.” [1888 Mtl. p. 169 para. 01] p. 506, Para. 3, [1888MS].  


 

This series is on a vision I received on Friday, January 5, 2018, on the Elijah Message to God’s people. Though somebody is to come in the spirit and power of Elijah, men of God in the persons of the 144,000 saints, will go forth in the spirit and power of Elijah to prepare the way for the second advent of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is their work to make crooked things straight. Some things must be torn down, some thing must be built up. The old treasures must be reset in a framework of truth. They are to preach God's Word; their testimony must not be molded by the opinions and ideas that have been regarded as sound, but by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.

 

The first work that the Elijah messengers will do by way of preparing the way before the Lord, will be as messengers of the Everlasting Covenant, which they delight in. The first work of the Son of God in providing a remedy from sin, involved His Everlasting Covenant, and the fact that He must die in order to atone for any breach in that Covenant (Testament) made by man. The first thing those who go forth in the spirit and power of Elijah will do, is to set straight in a framework of truth, the role of our Redeemer in the Godhead, and the unfathomable love demonstrated by God toward man, in His volunteered act as Testator of the Everlasting Testament (Covenant), His last Will and Testament if you will.

Heb 9:16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

Heb 9:17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

 

 "The darkness rolled away from the Saviour and from the Cross. Christ bowed His head and died. In His Incarnation He had reached the prescribed limit as a sacrifice, but not as a redeemer." E.G. White Manuscript Releases Volume Twelve, p. 409.

 

What was the “prescribed limit” as a sacrifice, but did not redeem us? The only prescribed limit of a sacrifice associated with the Son of Man, is that the Testator must die and stay dead in order to ratify the Covenant. The only way the Saviour remained dead was to die to His former existence as being DIVINE ONLY, to become human FOREVER.

 

Was the Incarnation a sacrifice greater than the Cross sacrifice, although both were entirely necessary?

 

"The Incarnation of Christ was an act of self-sacrifice; His life was one of continual self-denial. The highest glory of the love of God to man was manifested in the sacrifice of His only-begotten Son, who was the express image of His person. This is the great mystery of godliness. It is the privilege and the duty of every professed follower of Christ to have the mind of Christ. Without self-denial and cross bearing we cannot be His disciples." E.G. White, Selected Messages, Book 2, p. 185.

 

You will see throughout this vision, that the highest glory, highest good, crowning gift, that heaven could bestow was the gift of the Holy Spirit soul of the life of Christ. This transcends the sacrifice on the Cross, and without the gift the Cross sacrifice would be of no avail but to pardon sin forever, because sin cannot be overcome without this requisite gift. But this gift would be of no avail without the Cross. The two sacrifices are contingent upon one another.

Mal 3:1   Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. 

Mal 3:2   But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap: 

Mal 3:3   And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness. 

Mal 3:4   Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years. 

Mal 3:5   And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts. 

Mal 3:6   For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. 

Mal 3:7   Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? 

Mal 3:8   Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 

Mal 3:9   Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 

Mal 3:10   Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. 

Mal 3:11   And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts. 

Mal 3:12   And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.  [Compare with Isaiah 62:1-5)

Mal 3:13   Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee?  [eg. The errant teachings on the human nature of Christ and the Godhead.

Mal 3:14   Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?  [Compare 5T 211.

Mal 3:15   And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered. 

Mal 3:16   Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. 

Mal 3:17   And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. 

Mal 3:18   Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. 

 

In Malachi 3:1, the Lord sends a Messenger who prepares the way for the coming of the Messenger of the Covenant, Jesus Christ, who will suddenly come to His Temple. This refers to the Everlasting Covenant of whom Jesus was the Testator

 

Heb 9:16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

Heb 9:17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

 

In Hebrews 9:16, Strong’s meaning for the word testament is:

 

Strong's for the word testament in Hebrews 9:16:

http://www.blbclassic.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G1242&t=KJV

 

1.    a disposition, arrangement, of any sort, which one wishes to be valid, the last disposition which one makes of his earthly possessions after his death, a testament or will

 

2.    a compact, a covenant, a testament

 

1. God's covenant with Noah, etc.

 

Strong’s definition for the wort testator in Hebrews 9:16 is:

http://www.blbclassic.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G1303&t=KJV

 

1. to arrange, dispose of, one's own affairs

1. of something that belongs to one

2. to dispose of by will, make a testament

2. to make a covenant, enter into a covenant, with one

 

Note: The numbering in the above definitions is not in error. This is how it appears in the source. The same applies to the definitions in the following:

 

Heb 8:10   For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: 

 

In Hebrews 8:10, Strong’s meaning for the word covenant is:

http://www.blbclassic.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G1242&t=KJV

 

1. a disposition, arrangement, of any sort, which one wishes to be valid, the last disposition which one makes of his earthly possessions after his death, a testament or will

2. a compact, a covenant, a testament

 

No treatise on the Godhead can be complete without an understanding of the Testator’s Covenant and the Incarnation sacrifice as far as we are given knowledge of such. The first thing you should do when studying any document on the Godhead, is to look for these two fundamental items. If a writer does not include these, he/she demonstrates his/her lack of important knowledge of the subject.

 

 “I was pointed back to the proclamation of the first advent of Christ. John was sent in the spirit and power of Elijah to prepare the way of Jesus. Those who rejected the testimony of John were not benefited by the teachings of Jesus. Their opposition to the message that foretold His coming placed them where they could not readily receive the strongest evidence that He was the Messiah. Satan led on those who rejected the message of John to go still farther, to reject and crucify Christ. In doing this they placed themselves where they could not receive the blessing on the day of Pentecost, which would have taught them the way into the heavenly sanctuary. The rending of the veil of the temple showed that the Jewish sacrifices and ordinances would no longer be received. The great Sacrifice had been offered and had been accepted, and the Holy Spirit which descended on the day of Pentecost carried the minds of the disciples from the earthly sanctuary to the heavenly, where Jesus had entered by His own blood, to shed upon His disciples the benefits of His atonement. But the Jews were left in total darkness. They lost all the light which they might have had upon the plan of salvation, and still trusted in their useless sacrifices and offerings. The heavenly sanctuary had taken the place of the earthly, yet they had no knowledge of the change. Therefore they could not be benefited by the mediation of Christ in the holy place. {EW 259.1}

 

Both Elijah and John prepared a bride for Jesus Christ prior to His first coming. This is the work of men at the end-time who go forth in the spirit and power of Elijah to prepare the way for the second coming of Jesus.

Men (plural) will go forth in the spirit and power of Elijah to prepare the way for the second advent of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is their work to make crooked things straight. Some things must be torn down, some things must be built up. The old treasures must be reset in a framework of truth. They are to preach God's Word; their testimony must not be molded by the opinions and ideas that have been regarded as sound, but by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.” [1888 Mtl. p. 169 para. 01] p. 506, Para. 3, [1888MS].  


The prime “crooked thing” that needs to be made straight is the truth on the Godhead, which is the most fundamental doctrine of the Christian economy. Ellen White says this is a pillar, landmark doctrine, yet there are many professing Seventh-day Adventists who are saying that this doctrine is not of much importance. Some are literally saying this, and others are acting it out by their rejection of this all important truth of God’s Word.


There is no other issue in mainstream Christianity, relative to God’s Word, that has more error by way of misrepresentation than the issue of the Godhead. This same fact applies to Adventists, and this is positively amazing in view of the advanced light we have from the Spirit of Prophecy on this issue. Surely, since this is the most important fundamental doctrine of the Christian faith, Satan has been hard at work to confound and mystify this pillar, landmark doctrine.


Any Error on the Godhead Destroy’s the Entire Christian Economy


"The spiritualistic theories regarding the personality of God [the Godhead], followed to their logical conclusion, sweep away the whole Christian economy. They estimate as nothing the light that Christ came from heaven to give John to give to His people. They teach that the scenes just before us are not of sufficient importance to be given special attention. They make of no effect the truth of heavenly origin, and rob the people of God of their past experience, giving them instead a false science." E.G. White, Selected Messages, Bk.1, p. 204.

 

The following small amount and easy to understand evidence along with John, chapter 14, force ONE TRUE CONCLUSION, if one will carefully apply the weight of evidence formula, to wit:

 

2Pe 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

 

It was the Divine Nature Holy Spirit of the Son of God that was:

 "Cumbered with humanity Christ could not be in every place personally, therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them to go to His Father and send the Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth. The Holy Spirit is Himself divested of the personality of humanity and independent thereof. He would represent Himself as present in all places by His Holy Spirit.” E.G. White, (Manuscript Releases Volume 14 (No’s 1081-1135) MR No.1084.

 

Eternal Sacrifice of His Divine Soul

 

Christ did not sacrifice His human soul. His Holy Spirit is the soul of His life, and it is that soul that He divested His humanity from FOREVER, to constitute a FOREVER SACRIFICE, in atonement for our penalty of sin which is forever (eternal) death.

Christ had stooped to take upon Himself man’s nature; He was to bear an infinite weight of woe as He should make His soul an offering for sin; yet angels desire that even in His humiliation the Son of the Highest might appear before men with a dignity and glory befitting His character.” E.G. White, The Great Controversy, pp. 313, 314.

I repeat the following statement for articulation purposes. The soul that Christ made as an offering for sin was His Divine Holy Spirit soul, so that He could give that life, that divine nature, to us for the purpose of overcoming sin.

"Christ declared that after his ascension, he would send to his church, as his crowning gift, the Comforter, who was to take his place. This Comforter is the Holy Spirit,--the soul of his life, the efficacy of his church, the light and life of the world. With his Spirit Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin.

In the gift of the Spirit, Jesus gave to man the highest good that heaven could bestow....

The Spirit was given as a regenerating agency, and without this the sacrifice of Christ would have been of no avail....

It is by the Spirit that the heart is made pure. Through the Spirit the believer becomes a partaker of the divine nature. Christ has given his Spirit as a divine power to overcome all hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil, and to impress his own character upon the church." E.G. White, Review and Herald Articles, May 19, 1904, vol. 5, p. 42.

"Thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin." Isaiah 53:10.

Again for important emphasis:

Christ had stooped to take upon Himself man’s nature; He was to bear an infinite weight of woe as He should make His soul an offering for sin; yet angels desire that even in His humiliation the Son of the Highest might appear before men with a dignity and glory befitting His character.” E.G. White, The Great Controversy, pp. 313, 314.

"He (Christ) suffered the death which was ours, that we might receive the life which WAS His." Desire of Ages, p. 25 1 Cor. 11:24-265, cf. John 6:53, 54, Titus 3:5, 6.

 

Questions:

·       Which soul of Christ was made an offering for sin? Answer: Both the Divine Soul of His Life, and His human soul played a role as an offering for sin, but either without the other would be of no avail.

·       Was the Incarnation a sacrifice? Answer: “The incarnation of Christ was an act of self-sacrifice; His life was one of continual self-denial. The highest glory of the love of God to man was manifested in the sacrifice of His only-begotten Son, who was the express image of His person. This is the great mystery of godliness. It is the privilege and the duty of every professed follower of Christ to have the mind of Christ. Without self-denial and cross bearing we cannot be His disciples.” {2SM 185.2}

·       Would the cross sacrifice have been of any avail without the Incarnation sacrifice of the Divine Soul of His Life Holy Spirit? Answer no. Without the gift of His Holy Spirit life, man could not overcome sin, so he would forever go on sinning and the cross sacrifice could only forever pardon sin.


Isa 53:6   All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 

Isa 53:7   He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 

Isa 53:8   He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 

Isa 53:9   And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. 

Isa 53:10   Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 

Isa 53:11   He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. 

Isa 53:12   Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.


Questions:

·       Would the intercession of the Holy Spirit Comforter be possible without the Incarnation sacrifice? Answer no.

·       Was the soul of His life Holy Spirit gift a necessary sacrifice? Yes.

·       Was the soul of His human life a necessary blood sacrifice after Christ took our sins upon Him?  Answer: Yes.

·       Which soul of His life is given to us as eternal life? Answer: His Divine Nature.

·       Which soul of His life provided an eternal sacrifice? Answer: His Divine Nature Holy Spirit Soul, for by that Incarnation sacrifice He remains a human forever and forfeits the Omni’s forever. If He ever took the Omni’s back, that would violate the Testators Covenant whereby the Testament (Covenant) is of no strength while the Testator liveth. He forever died to His former existence as DIVINE ONLY. That paid the penalty of the wages of sin which is eternal death.

·       Could three days in the Tomb of the human life of Christ pay for the penalty of death? No, because after three days He lived again, and that would violate the Testator’s Covenant. Answer is below:

·       "He (Christ) suffered the death which was ours, that we might receive the life which WAS His." Desire of Ages, p. 25 1 Cor. 11:24-265, cf. John 6:53, 54, Titus 3:5, 6.

·       Which death was ours? Three days in a tomb, or eternal death? Answer: Eternal death.

·       Which life WAS (PAST TENSE) HIS? Answer: His Holy Spirit Divine eternal life.


Many are teaching that Christ’s former existence was not eternal. The Bible says that in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God. If Christ did not possess eternal life, He could not give us the life that was His before His Incarnation.

Jhn 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

 

The correct answer to ONE QUESTION should solve the problem concerning which sacrifice was greater, the one that provided the highest good, crowning gift that heaven can bestow, the Holy Spirit Comforter soul of the life of Christ, or the sacrifice on the Cross? Remember, that without the gift of the Holy Spirit, the sacrifice on the cross would have been to NO AVAIL but to pardon sin forever. Both sacrifices were entirely necessary, but the gift of the Holy Spirit is the PREREQUISITE GIFT for repenting and overcoming sin. This is why Ellen White said:

 

"When through repentance and faith we accept Christ as our Saviour, the Lord pardons our sins, and remits the penalty prescribed for the transgression of the law" (3SM 191).

 

Questions:

·       Which comes first, the gift of the Holy Spirit Comforter for repentance and faith, or pardon for sins? The answer is obvious, the gift of the Holy Spirit is necessary in order to overcome any sin. Ellen White says it is impossible to overcome without the aid of the Holy Spirit.

·       Which sacrifice provides for repentance and faith, the Incarnation gift of the Divine Nature, or the Cross? Answer, the Incarnation gift of the Divine Nature Holy Spirit.

·       What does mainstream Christianity rely on for salvation? Answer: Pardon, without the gift of the Holy Spirit for obedience to all the commandments.

·       Is this a situation that needs “a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.”

·       Does mainstream Christianity study the Incarnation and the gift of the Divine Nature Holy Spirit for overcoming sin, or does it say the law, which defines sin, was nailed to the cross, and all that is necessary is prayer for pardon for sin?

·       Is this the work to make crooked things straight?

·       Is Adventism and mainstream Christianity in danger of rejecting this counsel of Elijah?

·       Is it logical that Elijah would enumerate these issues so as to be a purifier of the Sons of Levi?

 

The Sin Offering Verses the Gift of Eternal Divine Nature

 

Per the Sanctuary Service, it was necessary that the Lamb bearing the sins of the people be sacrificed, and the blood applied to the mercy seat and sprinkled before the mercy seat seven times.

 

And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times.” Leviticus 16:14.

 

We were redeemed from sin by the blood of Christ, who died after taking our sins upon Himself; sins that resulted from being tempted by Satan. This sacrificial act redeemed us from our sins. This sacrifice was entirely necessary for the gift of eternal life, but it was not the actual gift itself. This is the sacrifice which without the gift of the Holy Spirit Divine Nature, proffered in 2 Peter we could not even repent of and overcome sin, to wit:

 

2Pe 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

 

We escape the corruption of sin that is in the world through lust, by empowerment of the Holy Spirit soul of His life, the Comforter:

 

Rom 1:5   By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: 

 

Ellen White defines grace as the Holy Spirit:

 

They must have His grace, the Spirit of Christ, to help their infirmities, or they cannot form a Christian character. Jesus loves to have us come to Him, just as we are—sinful, helpless, dependent.” Faith and Works, p. 38.

 

There must be a power working from within, a new life from above, before man can be changed from sin to holiness. That power is Christ. His grace [the Spirit of Christ] alone can quicken the lifeless faculties of the soul, and attract it to God, to holiness.” (ST, May 28, 1902, par. 3).

 

Our Dispositions Unchanged

 

     If you would be a saint in heaven you must first be a saint on earth. The traits of character you cherish in life will not be changed by death or by the resurrection. You will come up from the grave with the same disposition you manifested in your home and in society. Jesus does not change the character at His coming. The work of transformation must be done now. Our daily lives are determining our destiny. Defects of character must be repented of and overcome through the grace of Christ, and a symmetrical character must be formed while in this probationary state, that we may be fitted for the mansions above.--13MR 82 (1891).  {LDE 295.1}

 

The Glory that the Father gave to Christ is given to us: “Jesus is waiting to breathe upon all his disciples, and give them the inspiration of his sanctifying spirit, and transfuse the vital influence from himself to his people . . . Christ is to live in his human agents, and work through their faculties, and act through their capabilities. Their will must be submitted to His will, they must act with His Spirit, that it may be no more they that live, but Christ that liveth in them. Jesus is seeking to impress upon them the thought that in giving His Holy Spirit He is giving to them the glory which the Father has given Him, that He and His people may be one in God.” Signs of the Times, October 3, 1892, par. 4.

 

The Glory that the Father gave to Christ is given to us: “Jesus is waiting to breathe upon all his disciples, and give them the inspiration of his sanctifying spirit, and transfuse the vital influence from himself to his people . . . Christ is to live in his human agents, and work through their faculties, and act through their capabilities. Their will must be submitted to His will, they must act with His Spirit, that it may be no more they that live, but Christ that liveth in them. Jesus is seeking to impress upon them the thought that in giving His Holy Spirit He is giving to them the glory which the Father has given Him, that He and His people may be one in God.” Signs of the Times, October 3, 1892, par. 4.

 

Christ gives them the breath of His own Spirit, the life of His own Life.” Desire of Ages, p. 827, par. 3.

 

The Holy Spirit is the breath of life in the soul. The impartation of the Spirit is the impartation of the life of Christ. It imbues the receiver with the attributes of Christ.” Desire of Ages, p. 805.

 

It should be clear from the above statements that we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit life of Christ, rather than the human life of Christ. It should also be clear that the sacrifice that made the Holy Spirit life to us possible, is the highest good, crowning gift that heaven can bestow. This runs counter to mainstream Christianity which presumes that the greatest gift is pardon IN SIN, when the gift was given for pardon FROM SIN.

 

The work of the Holy Spirit is immeasurably great. It is from this source that power and efficiency come to the worker for God; and the Holy Spirit is the comforter, as the personal presence of Christ to the soul. He who looks to Christ in simple, childlike faith, is made a partaker of the divine nature through the agency of the Holy Spirit. When led by the Spirit of God, the Christian may know that he is made complete in him who is the head of all things. As Christ was glorified on the day of Pentecost, so will he again be glorified in the closing work of the gospel, when he shall prepare a people to stand the final test, in the closing conflict of the great controversy. The prophet describes the enemy’s plan of battle saying:” {RH November 29, 1892, par. 3}

 

 “They have one God and one Saviour; and one Spirit—the Spirit of Christ—is to bring unity into their ranks.” Testimonies, Vol. 9, p. 189.

 

Our Security: “Christ has made every provision for us to be strong. He has given us His Holy Spirit, whose office is to bring to our remembrance all the promises that Christ has made, that we may have peace and a sweet sense of forgiveness. If we will but keep our eyes fixed on the Saviour and trust in His power, we shall be filled with a sense of security; for the righteousness of Christ will become our righteousness.” My Life Today, p. 45.

 

Christ a Human Forever


"But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood."  Hebrews 7:24.


Christ has carried His humanity into eternity. He stands before God as the representative of our race. When we are clothed with the wedding garment of His righteousness, we become one with Him, and He says of us, “They shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.” His saints will behold Him in His glory, with no dimming veil between.”—The Youth’s Instructor, October 28, 1897 quoted in The S.D.A. Bible Commentary 7:925. {Hvn 7


God has adopted human nature Christ’s Human Nature in Heaven


He is our sacrifice, our Advocate, our Brother, bearing our human form before the Father's throne, and through eternal ages one with the race He has redeemed--the Son of Man.” Heaven, p. 73.


God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son, and has carried the same into the highest heaven. Heaven,” p. 72.


"By His life and His death, Christ has achieved even more than recovery from the ruin wrought through sin. It was Satan's purpose to bring about an eternal separation between God and man but in Christ we become more closely united to God than if we had never fallen. In taking our nature, the Saviour has bound himself to humanity by a tie that is never to be broken. Through the eternal ages He is linked with us. 'God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son.' [John 3:16]. He gave Him not only to bear our sins, and to die as our sacrifice He gave Him to the fallen race. To assure us of His immutable counsel of peace, God gave His only Begotten Son to become one of the human family forever to retain His human nature. This is the pledge that God will fulfill His word. 'Unto us a child is born unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon His shoulder.' God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son, and has carried the same into the highest heaven. It is the 'Son of man' who shares the throne of the universe. It is the 'Son of man' whose name shall be called, 'Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the prince of Peace.' [Isa. 9:6]. The I Am is the Daysman between God and humanity, laying His hand upon both. HE who is 'holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners,' is not ashamed to call us brethren. [Heb. 7:26 2:11.] In Christ the family of earth and the family of heaven are bound together. Christ glorified is our brother. Heaven is enshrined in humanity, and humanity is enfolded in the bosom of Infinite love." The Desire of Ages, 25.


The Two Natures of the Godhead


The two natures of the Godhead, divine and human, involved sacrifices. Most Christians know only of the human sacrifice made by Christ. This is a situation the Elijah message is designed to rectify. A true knowledge of the sacrifices of both natures of Christ, should motivate us to love Him the more. That is the prime objective of the Elijah message.

 

"The apostle would call our attention from ourselves to the Author of our salvation. He presents before us His two natures, divine and human. . . . He voluntarily assumed human nature. It was His own act, and by His own consent. He clothed His divinity with humanity. He was all the while as God, but He did not appear as God. He veiled the demonstrations of Deity which had commanded the homage, and called forth the admiration of the universe of God. He was God while upon earth, but He divested Himself of the form of God, and in its stead took the form and fashion of a man. He walked the earth as a man. For our sakes He became poor, that we through His poverty might be made rich. He laid aside His glory and His majesty. He was God, but the glories of the form of God He for awhile relinquished. . . . He bore the sins of the world, and endured the penalty which rolled like a mountain upon His divine soul. He yielded up His life a sacrifice, that man should not eternally die. He died, not through being compelled to die, but by His own free will." E.G. White, SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 7a, p. 446.

 

"He (Christ) suffered the death which was ours, that we might receive the life which WAS His." Desire of Ages, p. 25 1 Cor. 11:24-265, cf. John 6:53, 54, Titus 3:5, 6.

 

The life that WAS HIS (PAST TENSE) is His former Divine Nature Holy Spirit life. This is what He proffers us:

 

2Pe 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

 

"Christ declared that after his ascension, he would send to his church, as his crowning gift, the Comforter, who was to take his place. This Comforter is the Holy Spirit,--the soul of his life, the efficacy of his church, the light and life of the world. With his Spirit Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin.

In the gift of the Spirit, Jesus gave to man the highest good that heaven could bestow....

The Spirit was given as a regenerating agency, and without this the sacrifice of Christ would have been of no avail....

It is by the Spirit that the heart is made pure. Through the Spirit the believer becomes a partaker of the divine nature. Christ has given his Spirit as a divine power to overcome all hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil, and to impress his own character upon the church." E.G. White, Review and Herald Articles, May 19, 1904, vol. 5, p. 42.

 

The incarnation of Christ was an act of self-sacrifice; His life was one of continual self-denial. The highest glory of the love of God to man was manifested in the sacrifice of His only-begotten Son, who was the express image of His person. This is the great mystery of godliness. It is the privilege and the duty of every professed follower of Christ to have the mind of Christ. Without self-denial and cross bearing we cannot be His disciples.”  {2SM 185.2}

 

Without the Heavenly Sanctuary Incarnation sacrifice which provided for us the Holy Spirit soul of His life BEFORE THE CROSS, the sacrifice on the cross would have been of no avail, because there would have been no power to keep us from sinning. The Trinity doctrine of Rome totally obfuscates that Heavenly Sanctuary sacrifice BEFORE THE CROSS, by teaching that the Holy Spirit always existed as a third person—thus, NO INCARNATION SACRIFICE of the Testator’s soul of His life as a “highest good, crowning gift” for man whereby he is enabled to overcome sin. And this is how the Trinity Doctrine, as a spiritualistic theory of man (emanating from Rome), sweeps away the entire Christian economy because it does not recognize the “highest good, crowning sacrifice heaven can bestow.”

 

"The Power of God in the Third Person.--The prince of the power of evil can only be held in check by the power of God in the third person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit. —E. G. White, Special Testimonies, Series A, No. 10, p. 37. (1897).

 

Bible text that supports the above Ellen White statement:

 

Acts 3:26  Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

It is the Holy Spirit of Jesus that is sent to us to turn every one of us from our iniquities.

God's law is given to men as a hedge, a shield. Whoever accepts its principles is preserved from evil.” Education, p. 76-77.


In Every Age There is a New Development of Truth, a Message of God to the People of That Generation


 “Ever since the first promise of redemption was spoken in Eden, the life, the character, and the mediatorial work of Christ have been the study of human minds. Yet every mind through whom the Holy Spirit has worked has presented these themes in a light that is fresh and new. The truths of redemption are capable of constant development and expansion. Though old, they are ever new, constantly revealing to the seeker for truth a greater glory and a mightier power.”

In every age there is a new development of truth, a message of God to the people of that generation. The old truths are all essential; new truth is not independent of the old, but an unfolding of it. It is only as the old truths are understood that we can comprehend the new. When Christ desired to open to His disciples the truth of His resurrection, He began "at Moses and all the prophets" and "expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself." Luke 24:27. But it is the light which shines in the fresh unfolding of truth that glorifies the old. He who rejects or neglects the new does not really possess the old. For him it loses its vital power and becomes but a lifeless form.” Christ’s Object Lessons, pp. 127, 128..


This is the age of the end-time. The new development of truth for this generation is the Elijah message concerning the Everlasting Covenant, which is designed to purify the Son’s of Levi, by giving them a greater appreciation of the complete sacrifice of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, as opposed to one part of His redemptive act on the Cross of Calvary, which is all most Christians are aware of. It is the design of the Elijah message that all will see the much greater sacrifice that provided for the highest good, crowing gift that heaven can bestow, the gift of the Holy Spirit, without which the sacrifice on the cross would have been of no avail but to pardon sin forever, because man could not overcome sin without the gift of the Holy Spirit. That is the meaning of the words: “…and without this the sacrifice of Christ would have been of no avail....” mean in the following statement:

"Christ declared that after his ascension, he would send to his church, as his crowning gift, the Comforter, who was to take his place. This Comforter is the Holy Spirit,--the soul of his life, the efficacy of his church, the light and life of the world. With his Spirit Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin.

In the gift of the Spirit, Jesus gave to man the highest good that heaven could bestow....

The Spirit was given as a regenerating agency, and without this the sacrifice of Christ would have been of no avail....

It is by the Spirit that the heart is made pure. Through the Spirit the believer becomes a partaker of the divine nature. Christ has given his Spirit as a divine power to overcome all hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil, and to impress his own character upon the church." E.G. White, Review and Herald Articles, May 19, 1904, vol. 5, p. 42.

 

The Message of Elijah: “Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel,” “And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him” (1 Kings 18:19, 21).

 

The prime Elijah message for today is how long will you halt between myriad personal opinions on the truth of the Godhead, when the weight of evidence formula forces one clear conclusion.


The Message of John the Baptist:  “John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins” (Mark 1:4, 5).


It is of utmost importance to remember that the Testator of the Everlasting Covenant was DIVINE, and Ellen White said that divinity did not die on the cross. The humanity of Christ could not atone for sin, let alone the fact that He was dead for only three days in the tomb. The Testator’s Testament (Covenant) says that the Testament is of no strength while the Testator lives, so there had to be an eternal payment for the wages of mans sins, the penalty of which is eternal death. The atonement must equal the penalty for man.


To be Continued in Part III


In the Name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,


Ronald William Beaulieu

 

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