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What Was Calvary All About? / part three
In last week’s lesson, we learned that Jesus wasn’t trying to get out of going to the cross when he was praying in the garden. He was dying to His flesh; His Spirit was willing, that is why He came. Jesus said, "I will lay this body down and I will pick it up again." We also saw in the original Greek words that Jesus said, "My Deity, My Deity, for this intent Leave me." God did not forsake Jesus while HE was on the cross. When Jesus pushed Deity away and took on the sins of the World, He put Himself under the Law of Sin and Death. The study of the Law of Sin and Death is a thread throughout my new book series. And I believe it is a missing link in Modern Theology. The study of this law is found in Chapters 4, 5, and 6 in Book One; The Truth About God/ He Doesn’t Do Evil That Good May Come.) This gave Satan and his demon spirits (fallen angels) the opportunity to take his soul, (mind) into their domain where the spirits and souls of those from Adam and Eve to all who died before Calvary were held captive; both in Abraham’s Bosom and in Hell.
Jesus was above the angels in authority until he pushed Deity away and took on sin. Jesus gave himself over to their authority. In the Old Testament, David prophesied about Jesus being lower than the angels, and about God visiting him in captivity, joining back to him and crowning him with glory and honor; (at His resurrection).
Psa 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Psa 8:5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
In the New Testament, we find the matching Scripture for Psalm 8:5; Paul writing about Jesus fulfilling the Old Testament:
Heb 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
Paul writes to the Ephesians and speaks about Jesus first descending into the lower parts of the earth, and the ascending up far above the heavens, leading those in captivity captive(with him) and giving gifts unto men (the promise of Salvation, the Holy Spirit joining to their spirits.)
Eph 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
Eph 4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
Eph 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.
Here’ fulfilling all things’ simply means: fulfilling all the Scriptures pertaining to Calvary; the Crucifixion to the Resurrection.
Mat 27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
In the Old Testament, David prophesied about Jesus’ soul descending into Hell; (The Harrowing of Hell). Jesus found himself in the Scriptures and knew that God; Deity the Father would not leave his soul in Hell.
Psa 16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
Psa 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Psa 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Jesus could rejoice in the hope of the Holy Spirit joining back to him and raising him up in the fullness of victory and joy at his resurrection. Later, at the right hand of God, Jesus was promised pleasures for ever more, crowned King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
In the New Testament Luke, the author of Acts, is teaching from Psalms 16:11 in the Old Testament:
Act 13:35 Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Act 13:36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:
In the above verse Luke is saying, David wasn’t talking about his self; because he knew he would die and not be raised from the dead. And David knew his own flesh (body) would see corruption. So it was evident that David was prophesying about Jesus, the coming messiah; who would be raised, not seeing corruption, and justify all from sin who would believe on him. Same Deity God in Jesus, one God and one Spirit:
Act 13:37 But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.
Act 13:38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
Act 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
When studying the Scriptures in Chapter Six What Is the Mosaic Law of my Book one, we can see that the Mosaic Law did not save for all eternity. It only protected them from the wrath of the Law of Sin and Death; or simply from having to reap their own sin during their life on earth. When did they repent and believe on Christ for eternal life in the presence of God? They were not accountable until they heard Jesus preach in Hell.
The book of Acts records Peter preaching about prophesies of David in Psalms being fulfilled by Jesus.
Act 2:25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
Act 2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
Act 2:32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
Peter, a disciple and eyewitness of Jesus Christ tells about Jesus: suffering for our sins, being put to death in the flesh, quickened by the Spirit and preached to the spirits held in prison.
1Pe 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
1Pe 3:19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
1Pe 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
Who were the spirits in prison that Jesus preached to and set free from captivity? The above verses reveal that Jesus preached to the souls who died in the days of Noah (Noah’s flood). These folks were some of the most sinful people who ever lived. They were not on the side called Abraham’s bosom.
Some teachers believe that Jesus only preached to those in’ Abraham’s bosom’ or the Hebrews who kept the laws of Moses. But according to Scripture even the most evil heard Jesus.
Next week we will look at more Scriptures that show who Jesus preached to when He descended before He ascended. This was the greatest revival of souls ever, a number no man could number that came up out of this great tribulation called Abraham’s Bosom and Hell.