The literal animal sacrifices called the Burnt Offerings have been fulfilled in Christ, as articulated in Hebrews 10:10. Notice that this verse is proceeded with the concept that God desires a body (a mature body of Christ attached to a mature head) that comes to do His will, as Jesus did (John 5:19). “Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says, “SACRIFICE AND OFFERING YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, BUT A BODY YOU HAVE PREPARED FOR ME; IN WHOLE BURNT OFFERINGS AND sacrifices FOR SIN YOU HAVE TAKEN NO PLEASURE. “THEN I SAID, ‘BEHOLD, I HAVE COME (IN THE SCROLL OF THE BOOK IT IS WRITTEN OF ME) TO DO YOUR WILL, O GOD.’” After saying above, “SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGS AND WHOLE BURNT OFFERINGS AND sacrifices FOR SIN YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, NOR HAVE YOU TAKEN PLEASURE in them” (which are offered according to the Law), then He [said, “BEHOLD, I HAVE COME TO DO YOUR WILL.” He takes away the first in order to establish the second. By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” (Hebrews 10:5-10 NASB).
Since Jesus Christ’s once-for-all sacrifice on the cross, the burnt offering picture is now fulfilled in us as the maturing Body of Christ that comes to do the Father’s perfect will, as Jesus (Yeshua) directed His disciples: “Then said Jesus unto His disciples, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. … For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:24,26 KJV). Whatever you or I don’t die to (through denying oneself, taking up Christ’s Cross and following Him to be co-crucified in union with Christ as Galatians 2:20 speaks about), is the very thing(s) you and I are exchanging for the transformation/transfiguration of our own soul. BTW – Your life and my life can prove three different levels of the will of God… that which is good, acceptable or perfect (Romans 12:2). This post is speaking about the highest level of the perfect will of our Heavenly Father. Basically, it all boils down to either choosing the Kingdom of Self or the Kingdom of God.
I have written extensively on this subject, if you care to check it out more:
• BECOMING A MATURE SON => http://wp.me/p158HG-xC
• COME UP HERE! => http://wp.me/p158HG-x5
• BECOMING A MATURE SON THROUGH THE BAPTISM OF FIRE => https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/565/
• HITTING THE BULL’S EYE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS book => https://www.amazon.com/Hitting-Bulls-Righteousness-Understanding-Melchizedek/dp/163443692X/
Give em heaven!!!
~ Robin Main
Originally published on May 29, 2017 via FB => https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351/1549823321756823/?type=3&theater
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