Summary: "The Jews tried to keep Christ contained within their law, while the Greeks sought to turn Him into a philosophy; the Romans made of Him an empire; the Europeans reduced Him to a culture, and we Americans have made a business of Him. God may thunder His c
God's last word
But this was the Day God Died!
The following is a statement put out by the Journal of American Medicine about the death of Jesus Christ
"Jesus of Nazareth underwent Jewish and Roman trials, was flogged, and was sentenced to death by crucifixion. The scourging produced deep stripelike lacerations and appreciable blood loss, and it probably set the stage for hypovolemic shock, as evidenced by the fact that Jesus was too weakened to carry the crossbar (patibulum) to Golgotha. At the site of crucifixion, his wrists were nailed to the patibulum and, after the patibulum was lifted onto the upright post (stipes), his feet were nailed to the stipes. The major pathophysiologic effect of crucifixion was an interference with normal respirations. Accordingly death resulted primarily from hypovolemic shock and exhaustion asphyxia. Jesus' death was ensured by the thrust of a soldier's spear into his side. Modern medical interpretation of the historical evidence indicate that Jesus was dead when taken down from the cross. "(JAMA 1986;255:1455-1463)
Call me old fashioned but when I discover a friend I believe in being loyal. I value loyalty just like I value family. To me each of you are family. And so we come (our whole family) to the Last words of our elder Brother. Who I call Lord! [Elohim, 'Elohim is God the Son, the living "WORD" with creature form to create (John 1:1. Col. 1:15-17. Rev. 3:14); and later, with human form to redeem (John 1:14). "Begotten of His Father before all worlds; born of His mother, in the world." In this creature form He appeared to the Patriarchs, a form not temporarily assumed]
He is also Jehovah. While Elohim is God as the Creator of all things, Jehovah is the same God in covenant relation to those whom He has created (Cp. 2 Chron. 18:31). Jehovah means the Eternal, the Immutable One, He Who WAS, and IS, and IS TO COME. The Divine definition is given in Gen. 21:33. He is especially, therefore, the God of Israel; and the God of those who are redeemed, and are thus now "in Christ". We can say "My God," but not "My Jehovah", for Jehovah is "MY God."
The name Jehovah is combined with ten other words, which form what are known as "the Jehovah Titles." in the Hebrew Canon
1. JEHOVAH-JIREH = Jehovah will see, or provide. Gen. 22:14.
2. JEHOVAH-ROPHEKA = Jehovah that healeth thee. Ex. 15:26.
3. JEHOVAH-NISSI = Jehovah my banner. Ex. 17:15.
4. JEHOVAH-MeKADDISHKEM = Jehovah that doth sanctify you. Ex. 31:13. Lev. 20:8; 21:8; 22:32. Ezek. 20:12.
5. JEHOVAH-SHALOM = Jehovah [send] peace. Judg. 6:24.
6. JEHOVAH-ZeBA'OTH = Jehovah of hosts. 1Sam. 1:3, and frequently.
7. JEHOVAH-ZIDKENU = Jehovah our righteousness. Jer. 23:6; 33:16.
8. JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH = Jehovah is there. Ezek. 48:35.
9. JEHOVAH-ELYON = Jehovah most high. Ps. 7:17; 47:2; 97:9.
10. JEHOVAH-RO'I = Jehovah my Shepherd. Ps. 23:1.
The Seventh word is Christ's Invincibility
In the Gospel of Luke (That's Dr. Luke to you dear reader,) we find this written in Chapter 23 and verse 46 "And Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said this, he gave up the ghost." But look if you will at what was going on around him at the time "And it was now about the sixth hour, and a darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour" (Luke 23:44)the suns light failing: and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. The Vail that separated the very God Jehovah was ripped in two like a piece of paper! Showing to all the God was no longer in the temple
With a loud voice Gentle Reader, even in the pain He was fully conscience and strong to the very end of His life.Therefore doth the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. No one taketh it away from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment received I from my Father. (John
Chapter10 verses 17,18 )
No one took His life He gave it UP!!!
This Jesus of Nazareth introduced a new consciousness of God AS Father Jehovah Elohim becomes Our Father!
So Dear Gentle Reader, it is with the utmost confidence we can face tomorrow because we know that Our Father will receive us as He did our Lord and saviour (dare we say our older Brother) Christ Jesus. No longer Jesus, the name of His humiliation But The Lord Christ Jesus the Name above every name! . For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God IS eternal life in Christ JESUS our LORD.