For he has delivered us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins. Colossians 1:13 & 14.
Is it magic or alternative mind transformation?
The book of Hebrews was written by Paul he wants to share with all his readers what Jesus Christ really has done for humanity which confirms the Scriptures in Ephesians 2:11-22 about what the one humanity really means "He created in himself one new humanity”.
Christ made a perfect Human tabernacle fulfilling all the signs of the prophet about his arrival. He arrived just in time. This new tabernacle is the human body empowered by the Spirit life that is now again in Humanity! Is it magic, alternative mind transformation?
Hebrews 9:11 (du Toit, Francois. Mirror Study Bible) or (MSB) But now Christ has made his public appearance as High Priest of a perfect tabernacle. The good things that were predicted have arrived. This new tabernacle is not a compromised replica of its shadow type, man-made one. This is the real deal! (The restoration of God’s original dwelling place in human life is again revealed!)
The closure was complete sin and death died that day! Let this truth sink in to create in you an alternative transformation of your heart and mind, joining them as one.
Hebrews 9:12 (MSB) As High Priest, his permission to enter the Holy Place was not secured by the blood of beasts. By his own blood he obtained access on behalf of the human race. Only one act was needed for him to enter the most sacred place of grace and there to institute a ransom of perpetual consequence.
The perfection of the redemption he secured needs no further sacrifice. There are no outstanding debts; there is nothing we need do to add weight to what he has accomplished once and for all. The only possible priesthood activity we can now engage in is to continually bring a sacrifice of the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his Name; no blood, no magic act or potion, just fruit, even our acts of self-sacrifice, of giving your time and money, etc. are all just the fruit of our constant gratitude! His compassion is for you take it like an alternative medicine. It isn't magic, it is a mind transformation!
When you dwell on the things that you don’t want, that is literally what you get. If you are worried about your finances and you keep saying over and over, not enough, then that is what you get not enough. If you thank God the father for paying your bills, blessing you with checks in your account, you praise him for his abundant provision, then that is what you get. Magic, alternative medicine or mind transformation is not what you get by begging God. If you really want true mind transformation then praise Him as if it has already happened. Visualize what you want.
Luke 8:46-48 Holman Christian Standard Bible 46 “Someone did touch Me,” said Jesus. “I know that power has gone out from Me.” 47 When the woman saw that she was discovered she came trembling and fell down before Him. In the presence of all the people, she declared the reason she had touched Him and how she was instantly cured. 48 “Daughter,” He said to her, “your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” She had Gods faith to declare and receive. It’s for you now.
She was a daughter of Abraham and she had been at home for 12 years; she had declared in herself if I can just touch the hem of his garment I will be healed. She could have done it right at home, by picturing and believing in Jesus healing touch. But what a testimony to all there.
Stop speaking lack over yourself, over your job, over your finances, over your health. Your words are powerful and they will come to pass. Speaking lack is like speaking doubt and unbelief that God is your provider and will take care of you. His every concern is for all of humanity he has enough provisions for all of humanity. He already gave everyone a transformed mind realize it.
Even though God mercifully provided for them, they remained unfulfilled in their own miserable unbelief! Grumbling sets up the stage for the enemy to snare you! God’s mercy prevailed in spite of their sins and here we see another dramatic prophetic picture of the judgment that was our due, taken by the scapegoat, Jesus.
Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Luke 12:30 For the Gentile world eagerly seeks all these things, and your Father knows that you need them.
He knows you; he knows your every situation and his love does bring ‘His faith’ to every situation. When you think you don’t have enough of “His faith” asked him.
Hebrews 9:13 (MSB) The blood of beasts and the ashes of the burnt sacrifice of a heifer could only achieve a very temporal and surface cleansing by being sprinkled on the guilty.
God addressed the dilemma of our sin consciousness; the deep-seated stain that it had left needed to be thoroughly exposed, and then brought to closure. The shadow system with its imperfections, as a possible means of obtaining a lasting and meaningful sense of innocence, had to be exhausted; ultimately proving that no sacrifice that anyone can bring at any expense of their own, could possibly match the sacrifice of God giving himself as scapegoat to the human race in order to persuade us that his love for us would go to the scandalous extreme, where we are finally confronted with the fact that it is not in a sacrifice that we bring where God’s mind is favorably influenced towards us; but in the shocking sacrifice of himself, where he forever, in the most radical language, impact our ideas and thoughts about the Father, Son and Spirit’s estimate of us. There is nothing dearer in the universe to them, but our redeemed innocence and our individual value realized! (MSB)
Colossians 2:14-15 (MSB) 14 His body nailed to the cross hung there as the 3document of mankind’s guilt; in dying our death he 1cancelled the detailed 2hand-written 3record which testified against us. Every 1stain on our conscience, reminding of the sense of failure and guilt, was thus fully blotted out. 15 In him dying mankind’s death, he 1defused every possible claim of accusation against the human race and thus made a public 2spectacle of every 3rule and authority in God’s brilliant triumph, demonstrated in him. The 4voice of the cross will never be silenced!
Hebrews 9:14 (MSB) How much more effective was the blood of Christ, when he presented his own flawless life through the eternal Spirit before God, in order to purge your conscience from its frustration under the 1cul-de-sac rituals of the law. There is no comparison between a guilt and duty-driven, dead religious system, and the vibrancy of living your life free from a sin-consciousness! This is what the new testament priesthood is all about!
Dead works, 1nekros ergon. A dead, religious-routine system can never compete with the resurrected Christ now realized in you.
Why did Jesus the anointed Messiah come? If Jesus named all the universe think about it. He also wanted to name all His children. He came for you!
Hebrews 9:15 (MSB) As 1fully representing mankind, Jesus’s death brought an end to the old, and introduced the new the New Testament. He thus redeemed us from the transgressions recorded under the first Covenant and identified us as heirs; qualifying us to participate in the full inheritance of all that he obtained on our behalf.
The concept of a 1mediator, mesites, in this analogy, is not a go-between, as if Jesus had to change the Father’s mind about us; it was our minds that needed to be persuaded! Jesus did not save us from God; he is fully God and fully man, and in him mankind is most completely represented.
God the father loves you? Do you want to have someone you can totally depend on? Don’t listen to those voices of doom and gloom, the world is not coming to an end.
See Galatians 3:20; also, Hebrews 6:16-20.
Hebrews 9:16 (MSB) For a will to take effect the person who made it must be dead. 17 Before the testator dies the will is merely a future promise with no immediate benefit to anyone. 18 Even the first Covenant required a death for its actualization; the blood of the animal sacrifice represented that death. 19 After Moses uttered the detailed requirements of the law in the hearing of all the people, he would take the blood of calves and of goats, mix it with water and, dipping a bunch of hyssop bound with scarlet wool into the blood-basins, sprinkle the blood on the book and upon the people. 20 While performing this cleansing ritual, Moses would solemnly declare, “This is the blood of the covenant which God has made binding upon you.” 21 The same blood was then also sprinkled on the tabernacle, and on all the furniture and ministry utensils. 22 Thus, according to the law, all purging was by means of blood; 1forgiveness was specifically associated with the shedding of blood. (The idea of closure to the particular case was communicated in the death of an innocent victim. The blood symbolizes this currency.) See 1 Peter 1:18-19. The word translated forgiveness, or remission is the word 1aphiemi, from apo, away from, and hieimi an intensive form of eimi, I am; thus, forgiveness is in essence a restoring of one's true ‘I-am-ness.’ The injury, insult, shame, hostility or guilt would no longer define the individual. 23 If the methods of the law were only a shadow prefiguring the heavenly reality, the fulfillment of these examples surely requires a stronger and more efficacious sacrifice.
From the prophetic types and shadows of Scripture into the substance of what God has now spoken to us in Sonship. Heb 1:1-3 (du Toit, Francois. Mirror Study Bible)
Hebrews 9:24-26 (MSB) 24 In Christ we have so much more than a type reflected in the tabernacle of holy places set up by human hands. He entered into the heavenly sphere itself, where he personally represents mankind face to face with God. 25 Neither was it necessary for him to ever repeat his sacrifice. The High Priests under the old shadow system stood proxy with substitute animal sacrifices that had to be offered every year. 26 But Jesus did not have to suffer again and again since the 1fall of the world; the 2single sacrifice of himself in the 3fulfillment of history, now reveals how he has brought sin to naught. As a matter of fact, he has appeared 2once for all, at the 3conclusion of the age, in order to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. (The word, 1kataballo, meaning “to fall away, to put in a lower place,” instead of themelios, meaning “foundation” [see Eph 2:20]; thus, translated “the fall of the world,” instead of “the foundation of the world.” The entire "Fall" was a falling away in our minds from our true identity as image and likeness bearers of Elohim. Just like Eve, we were all deceived to believe a lie about ourselves, which is the fruit of the "I-am-not-tree". We all, like sheep have gone astray. 2God’s Lamb took away the sins of the world! The words συντέλεια τῶν αἰώνων 3sunteleia toon ainoon, at the conclusion of the age, only used here and 5 times in Matthew. Jesus is the end of the age; he is the end of the law; what he has done, defines human life and not their behavior!)
Hebrews 9:27-28 (MSB) The same goes for everyone: a person dies only once, and then faces judgment. 28 Christ died once and faced the judgment of the entire human race! His second appearance [in his resurrection] has nothing to do with sin, but to reveal salvation for all to 1fully embrace him. To fully embrace, 1apek-dechomai, from apo, away from [that which defined me before] and ek, out of, source; and dechomai, to take into one’s hands to accept whole-heartedly, to fully embrace. In his resurrection he appeared as Savior of the world! Sin is no longer on the agenda, for the Lamb of God has taken away the sins of the world! Jesus Christ fulfilled mankind’s destiny with death! 1 Corinthians 15:3-5, Romans 4:25, Acts 17:30-31.
Note: Jesus did not come to condemn the world. The Father judges no one for he has handed over all judgment to the Son, who judged the world in righteousness when he took their judgment in his own body. Now in his appearance in us, his body, his mission is to unveil the consequence of redemption through the Holy Spirit. Many Scriptures have been translated and interpreted with only a futuristic value and have consequently neutralized many, like the Jews, to diligently wait for the Messiah still to come. The Messiah has come once and for all as Messiah.
Jesus appeared again after his resurrection and now his resurrection life in us as his body is the extension of his second appearance; God making his appeal to an already reconciled world to “be reconciled!” [Acts 3:26, 2 Corinthians 5:19-20] The church continued to postpone the reality that God introduced in Christ. We are now already fully represented in his blamelessness!
The second coming as doctrine is not in context of these chapters at all! See 1 Peter 1:10-13 (MSB) This salvation which you now know as your own, is the theme of the prophetic thought; this is what intrigued the Prophets’ minds for generations and became the object of their most diligent inquiry and scrutiny. They knew all along that mankind’s salvation was a grace revelation, sustained in their prophetic utterance!
(Salvation would never be by personal achievement or a reward to willpower-driven initiative! The law of works would never replace grace!) 11 In all of their conversation there was a constant quest to determine who the Messiah would be, and exactly when this will happen. They knew with certainty that it was the spirit of Christ within them pointing prophetically and giving testimony to the sufferings of the Christ and the subsequent glory. (Whatever glory was lost in Adam, would be redeemed again in Jesus Christ!) 12 It was revealed to them that this glorious grace message that they were communicating pointed to a specific day and person beyond their own horizon and generation; they saw you in their prophetic view! This 1heavenly announcement had you in mind all along! They proclaimed glad tidings to you in advance, in the Holy Spirit, commissioned from heaven; the Shepherd-Messengers themselves longed to gaze deeply into its complete fulfillment. (Peter uses the word, 1anaggello, where the preposition, ana, points upwards to the source of the announcement.) 13 How amazing is that! Jesus is what the Scriptures are all about; and you are what Jesus is all about! Now wrap your minds around that! This unveiling is 1what tied up all the loose ends that would trip you and frustrate your seamless transition from the old to the new! The revelation of Jesus is no longer a future expectation! Do not allow the old mindset of a future tense glory to intoxicate you and distract you from the relevance of this moment! Stop pointing to a future Messiah! Jesus is who the Prophets pointed to! You are the fruit of his sufferings; you are the glorious resurrection generation!
Fully engage your 2minds with the consequence of this grace in the revelation of Jesus Christ! He 3completes your every 4expectation! (The word 1anazosamenoi, to gird up, is an Aorist Participle, which translates, “having girded up the loins of your mind, be sober!” The word 2dianoia, suggests deep contemplation, thinking something thoroughly through in order to reach a sober conclusion! Then Peter writes, 3teleios 4elpisate, this is the completeness of every expectation! (MSB)
See Colossians 1:27. In one act of righteousness, God removed every possible definition of distance and delay! Every excuse that we could have to feel separated from God was cancelled! This is what the Prophets saw: “Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the crooked places shall be made straight, even the rough places shall be made smooth. And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” Isaiah 40:4-5.) du Toit, Francois. Mirror Study Bible
The Aramaic word, maranatha, מרן אתא maran ata, means, "Our Lord has come"!
1 Thessalonians 2:19 (MSB) We expect nothing less in the context of the gospel than you enjoying a face to face encounter in the 1immediate presence of our Lord Jesus Christ! This is our delight and wreath of honor! (The word 1parousia speaks of the immediate presence of the Lord! From para, a preposition indicating close proximity, a thing proceeding from a sphere of influence, with a suggestion of union of place of residence, to have sprung from its author and giver, originating from, denoting the point from which an action originates, intimate connection; and eimi, I am! There is not even a hint of judgment or punishment in this word! Please do not believe everything you read in Strong’s! “G3952 Parousia from the present Participle of G3918; a being near, that is, advent; often, return; specifically of Christ to punish Jerusalem, or finally the wicked.”!!??) (Mirror Study Bible) This is Error.
1 John 2:27 (MSB)The anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you don’t need anyone to teach you. Instead, His anointing teaches you about all things and is true and is not a lie; just as He has taught you, remain in Him.
The falling away of Eve by the words of deception that she believed about herself was “I am not.” Isaiah 53:6 says we have all gone astray. God’s Lamb came and took away the sins of the world. Jesus Christ took all sin away from man, not holding it against him, not keeping record of wrong, not acknowledging it to humanity. All will come to the knowledge of him. Jesus Christ cleared the old debt by his own blood for all inheritors of one new humanity created in him. We are blameless, the religious church has Lied. OUR LORD HAS COME!
Our legal right is an encounter with God the Father. Not magic, alternative medicine but real mind and heart transformation by the immediate presence of the Lord “the Parousia speaks.”
The old covenant was a shadow of what was to come. The new covenant is a mirror image of Jesus Christ perfect sacrifice. No shadow of sin left: no magic alternatives only pure and clean, straight path into God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ presence. Our Messiah once and for all took away the shadow of separation. Picture your shadow on the sidewalk when you’re standing in the sun, well there is no shadow anymore only Jesus Christ in you. Freedom has come he took away all sin and all death. Once you die you are in the Glory of the Fathers never ending love which you have right here, right now. The religious church instructors will keep you trapped in do this and do that magic of false change and keep you coming back to a medicine that will never reveal your true identity. You will need to have an alternate plan that will never give you transformation.
Just go and care for someone else, just spend time caring about the people in front of you. Stop spending so much time in anger and rebellion on twitter and Facebook comments. If you want to help one homeless person in your town just do it. If everyone just took one to care for, one to provide for, one to talk to, one to get a job for, one a place for them to live, one to become their friend so they will want to move back into society. How about three people on one or ten on one.
Who knows what people have gone through? Millions of people are in their home and are just as isolated if not more than a homeless person. A lot of stuff in all our lives have happened. Just remember when you look at them, they are not sinners, your Fathers eyes are looking back.
Matthew 25:35-40 (TPT) For when you saw me hungry, you fed me. When you found me thirsty, you gave me something to drink. When I had no place to stay, you invited me in, 36 and when I was poorly clothed, you covered me. When I was sick, you tenderly cared for me, and when I was in prison you visited me.’ 37 “Then the godly will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty and give you food and something to drink? 38 When did we see you with no place to stay and invite you in? When did we see you poorly clothed and cover you? 39 When did we see you sick and tenderly care for you, or in prison and visit you?’40 “And the King will answer them, ‘Don’t you know? When you cared for one of the least important of these my little ones, my true brothers and sisters, you demonstrated love for me.’
Lay down your magic alternatives, your burden of sorrow be transformed and know you are loved.
By Valerie Rounsfull 7/9/2020
Most Scriptures and commentary from: (du Toit, Francois. Mirror Study Bible) (MSB)
1 Peter 1:18-19
1 Corinthians 15:3-5
2 Corinthians 5:19-20
1 Peter 1:10-13
1 Thessalonians 2:10
1 John 2:27