It is God that is initiating just

He did with Adam and Eve

Being Born Again

I. Being born again

      Jesus was the first to use this term.
(John.3:1-7) Jesus told Nicodemus, "Verily, (truly) verily, I say unto    
      thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can
      a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus
      answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water (natural birth) and of the Spirit,
      (Spiritual birth) he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; (natural
      birth) and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. (spiritual birth) Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must
      be born again. 
(John 3:3-8)

II. Why did Jesus say, you "must be born again."

      The reason is  because God's Word describes all of mankind to be "(spiritually) dead in trespasses and
      sin," 
(Eph.2:1, Rom.3:9-10,23; 5:10-21) and the only way back into fellowship with God (i.e. enter "the
      kingdom of God") is to be born back in. 

 
  A. Note the Genesis account.
 
       
   1.  God created man in His triune image.
                  
​                  God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the
                  fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over
                  every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the
                  image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
(Matt.28:19, John.1:1, 14, 1John.5:7,
                   John.17:5 / Isa.42:8, John.5:17-18, 
1Tim.3:16, Gen.1:27-28) "spirit and soul and body." (1Thes.5:23)    















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    a.  Our spirit is our inner man.

​                     
"For what man knoweth the things of man, save the spirit of man which is in him." (1Cor.2:11,
                          Rom.8:16)
It is "the candle of the Lord" (Prov.20:27) Your spirit is the real you. The Bible calls it
                        a new creation,
(2Cor.5:17) the new man. (Eph.2:15; 4:24)
 

                 
b.   Our Soul is our mind, will and emotions.

                        The "Word of God divides the "soul and spirit" 
(Heb.4:12, Gen.2:7, 2Peter.2:8) Lot - seeing and
                        hearing with his mind, will and emotions, it vexed his Soul) 

               
 
c.   Our Body is our natural, fleshly body.(1Cor.15:51-52)

                       "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, (ie. our flesh /
                        bodies) In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound,
                        and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible (our
                        fleshly bodies) must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this
                        corruptible (our fleshly bodies) shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal) our fleshly
                        bodies) shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written,
                        Death is swallowed up in victory."
(1Cor.15:51-52)

                        The spirit, soul and body 
were all in harmony with Adam and Eve before sin entered.
        
          2. God placed Adam in a "garden eastward in Eden
                 
                  The purpose was "to dress it and to keep it."
(Gen.2:8-15) Adam was allowed to eat "of every tree
                  of the garden...but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil he was not to eat.

           3. God created Eve for Adam.

​                 "God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him...
                  And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs,
                  and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made
                  he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and
                  flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man".
(Gen.2:18-25)


           4. Then came the serpent
               
​              "
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LordGod had made. And he
                  said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? and caused
                  Eve to revise the Word of God.
(Gen.3:1-5) Compare Gen.2:16-17 

           5. Then Eve "took of the fruit thereof"...

​            
Eve gave also unto her husband...and he did eat "(Gen.3:6) and sin entered into the world, and
                  death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned."
(Rom.5:12; 3:23) 
    
              
   a.  Death passed upon men (no exceptions)

                        God told Adam, "in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." 
(Gen.2:17) Adam did
                        not die physically that day because he lived for 930 years.
(Gen.5:1-5) He died spiritually! It
                        was "death by sin."
(Rom.5:12) 
                          
                         




























                       Note: Review: PHASE 3 for explanation of the 1000 year days, and PHASE 8 for why Jesus was   
                     crucified at the end of the 4th. day.


                 
 b. The spirit of Adam and Eve died and became"darkness."

                        Their candle went out! (Prov.20:27) Death by sin is "darkness." (Matt.4:16, John.3:19,Col.1:13,
                          1Peter.2:9) 
Paul says, "ye were ...darkness."(Eph.5:8)Death (darkness) has "passed upon
                    
   ALL men, (Adam through to our 21st. Cent. AD) (Rom.5:12) for that all have sinned." 

                 c.  Adam and Eve are now walking according to the flesh


​                        You hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye    
                        walked according to the course of this world, (Set by dam and Eve) according to the...desires of
                        the flesh (your body) and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
                        (body) and of the mind" (soul) 
(Eph.2:3) This is because their "spirit" (their candle Prov.20:27) is 
                        darkness / sin / dead. 

                        This is why their spirit needed to be "born again because their "spirit" was dead. (This is
​                        becoming a new creature / creation in Christ Jesus.
(2Cor.5:17)


           6. Adam and Eve's solution (the natural man) was "fig leaves"

                  Adam and Eve's solution was to "sewed fig leaves together, and made aprons" to cover
                  their nakedness (sin) because their eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they
                  were naked.."
(Gen.3:7, Heb.4:13) These aprons of fig leaves (the fruit of the mind / emotions / soul    
                  and th flesh) were rejected by God.
(Gen.3:21) 

                 a.  Man knows that he is a sinner.

                        Mankind knows they need to cover his their 
(Psa.19:1-3, Rom .1:20; 2:14-16) because of
​                        conscience.
(Rom.2:11-16) This is evident by all the religions of the world, and their "man made" 
​                        rules )fig leaves) to justify themselves to God.     

                 
b.  Fig leaves

                        These "fig leaves" today, represent...Philosophy...Vain deceit...Tradition of  men...The 
                        rudiments of the world."
(Col.2:10-12) These all fail to cover sin when exposed by God's voice
                        (Word) 
Gen.3:8-10 These are "filthy rags," (Isa.64:6) The apostle Paul calls them, "dung.

                        Note: This is why none of our good religious deeds can justify us before God, because we    
                        "were...darkness." 
(Eph.5:8) Not in darkness, we were darkness.  We were born in sin!           
                      
 (Rom.5:12, 1Cor.15:45-49) Death / darkness was "passed upon all men". We need to be "born    
                        again"
(2Cor.5:17) Jesus said, "Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles
                        break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles,
                        and both arepreserved. No man" (not even the heathen) put "a piece of new cloth unto an old 
                        garment, or that which is put into fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.
                          (Matt 9:16-17) It is good common sense to start brand new


           7.
God's solution
                   
                 
a.  The seed of the woman

                       "I will put enmity between thee (the serpent / Devil / Satan 
Rev.12:9) and the woman, and 
                       between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy (the serpent's) head, and thou shalt bruise
                       his (Jesus and His Bride's) heel."
 (Gen.3:15, Col.2:14-15, Heb.2:8-9, Rom.16:20, Rev.12:1-17) 

                           
                         



















                          Note: Review: 
PHASE 3 for explanation of the 1000 year days, and PHASE 8 for why Jesus was crucified 
                          at the end of the 4th. day.

  
             
 b.  The Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.​"      

                        "When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and
                        a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also
                        unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they
                        knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves
                        aprons". God rejected the fig leaves "...and made "coats of skins and clothed them".
                    
   (Gen.3:7-21)     
                           
        
         c.  Then God drove them out of the Garden

                      God  placed a
t the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned
                        every way, to keep the way of the tree of life."
(Gen.3:22-24, 2Cor.6:13-18) To get back into
                        God's presence would take death and shedding blood.
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                        Note: This Bible Language. This is what inspired Word of God says. Be careful not to include    
                        "enticing words of man's wisdom"
(1Cor.2:1-14) to corrupt this pattern, DON'T add or diminish
                        from it
(Proverbs.30:5) It is the Holy Ghost that convinces and convicts. (John.16:7-15, 1Cor.2:1-14)


             8. In the process of time(Adam to MosesGen.4:1-4, Rom.5:12) 

               


























                      Note: Review: PHASE 3 for explanation of the 1000 year days, and PHASE 8 for why Jesus was crucified 
                         at the end of the 4th. day.

    
                  
a. Abel offered (by faithHeb.11:4 / Rom.10:17, Eph.2:8)

                      By faith(Heb.11:1-6, Eph.2:8, Rom.10:17) Abel offered firstlings (Lamb) of the flock.
 (Gen.4:1-4)
                        
The pattern did not change it required death and blood to be shed of an innocent substutional 
                      animal.


                     
(1)  Abel had the testimony of the "Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every
                             way, to keep the way of the tree of life."

                     
(2)  Abel had heard the Word of God from his parents of why Adam and Eve had been driven  
                             out of the Garden of Eden.
                     
(3)  Abel had also heard how God gave the promise of the redeem them In fact this
                             testimony was there up to the Flood.
(Gen.3 - Gen.6)

                 
  b. After "Enos,...men began to call upon the name of the Lord"

                      Adam "knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she,
                      hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. And to Seth, to him also
                      there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name
                  of
 the Lord."
(Gen.4:26)

                c. Noah offered sacrifice (Gen.8:15-21)

                      And Noah builded an altar (Not mentioned until now
Gen.3-8) unto the Lord; and took of
                      every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar
(Gen.6:
                        20-21) 
The pattern of death and blood being shed, continued.
 
                      NOTE: When Noah offered burnt offerings on the Altar, he did so with this knowledge...

                      
(1)  Noah knew about the Garden of Eden. (Gen.2:8-25)
                      (2)  Noah knew about Adam and Eve's fall into sin.(Gen.3:1-24) 
                      (3)  Noah knew about the promise of God to redeem. (Gen.3:15)
                      (4)  Noah knew about God making coats of skins to cover their nakednesss. (this is clearly 
                             identified with sin) 
(Gen.3:21 / Her.4:13)
                      
(5)  Noah knew about Adam and Eve had been driven out the the garden of Eden. (Gen.22-24)

                      (6)  Noah knew about the Offering of the shed blood of a substutional animal sacrifice. (The
                              coats of skin is obviously from an animal 
(Gen.3:21)
                      
(7)  Noah knew about God accepted Abel's offering and that men were calling upon the name 
                             of the Lord.
(Gen.4:1-4)

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                      God blessed Noah and his sons and they multiplied and replenished the earth with this
                      knowledge.
(Gen.9:1-7)  Then they and built the Tower of Babel because they failed to trust
                      GOD'S PROMISE of no more floods.
(Gen.11:1-9) This was confounded by God and the earth
                      
was divided with this knowledge and corrupted it. (This is evident all the world's cultures today)
                        

               d. Then there was Abram (whose name was changed to Abraham) Gen.17:5


                      Now "the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred,
                      and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great      
                      nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:...So Abram
                      departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him."
(Gen.12:1-5) Then Abraham "called on the name of
​                      the Lord" and built an Altar.
(Gen.17:1-9)

                     Now Abraham was being called out of Babylon with the true Word of God, while the
                      rest of the World had the corrupted Word of that was a mixture of the true with their false
                      philosophises of men.































                      NOTE: When Abraham offered burnt offerings on the Altar, he did so with this SAME
                      knowledge...

                  
    (1)  The knowledge of the Garden of Eden. (Gen.2:8-25)
                 
    (2)  Adam and Eve's fall into sin. (Gen.3:1-24) 
                 
    (3)  The promise of God to redeem. (Gen.3:15)
                   
  (4)  God making coats of skins to cover their nakednesss. (this is clearly identified with sin) 
                            
(Gen.3:21 / Heb.4:13)
               
      (5)  Them being driven out the the garden of Eden. (Gen.22-24)
               
      (6)  Offering of the shed blood of a substutional animal sacrifice. Skin is obviously from an      
                             animal 
(Gen.3:21)
            
         (7)  God accepting Abel's offering and men calling upon the names of the Lord. (Gen.4:1-4)
                     
(8) God gave Abraham a promise about the seed / Jerusalem / He saw Christ's day - rejoiced
                           
 (John.8:56, Heb.11:10,18)


     
B.  Then came the Law / Exodus (Moses to ChristRom.5:12)
                  
             It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was
             made...Wherefore the law of Moses was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, (the seed
           of the woman
Matt.1:18-25, John.1:1-14) that we might be justified by faith. (Gal.3:15-24, Rom.3:21-31;
              8:1-4) 
Death and the shedding of blood of innocent animal was still required!  However, the blood of
​             bulls and goats can never take away sin.


 


































   
       1. The genealogy of God's faithulness from Abraham to Christ

                  This genealogy is important to show that "the Word made flesh" (John.1:1-14 Jesus) was
                  "madein the likeness of men: and being found fashioned as (a sinlessman, He humbled,
                  Himself, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross".
                  
(Phil.2:8) One man Adam put us into sin, (Rom.5:11)Oneman JESUS (perfect sinless God / man 
                  redeemed us back by being virgin born.
Matt.1:18-25)

                  a. Adam to Abraham (Luke.3:23-38)
         
                           
Death and the shedding of blood of innocent animal was still required!  The pattern did not
                      change! However, the blood of bulls and goats can never take away sin.
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                      there are 1000 year days.
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                 b. Abraham to David (14 generations)

                      The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, ("as concerning the flesh" Rom.9:1-6) Christ
                      came "the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob;
                      and Jacob begat Judas (Judah) and his brethren; And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar;
                      and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab
                      begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and
                      Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse.  And Jesse begat David the king"
​                      
(Gen.11:27 - 1Chron.2:13-15)













                                                 













       

      
        c. David until the carrying into Babylon are fourteen
(14) generations

                      David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias; And Solomon begat
                      Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat
                      begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias; And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and
                      Achaz begat Ezekias; And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat
                      Josias; And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren,
(1Chron.2:13-15 - 2Chron.36:1-23)

                      about the time they were carried away to Babylon...




























               d. From the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ (14) generations. Matt.1:17


                  ... And after they were brought to Babylon,
(Ezra / Nehemiah) Jechonias begat Salathiel;
                      and Salathiel begat Zorobabel; (Zerubbabel)
[2] And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat
                      Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim
                      begat Eliud; And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob
                      And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary." (Matt.1:1-17, Luke.3:23-38)
                      

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C. To Summarize (II. B. 1)  

 
               1.  Man was made in the image (Gen.1:26-28) of God. Spirit, Soul and Body (three yet one  
                     
(1Thes.5:21)
                 2.  Adam and Eve fell into sin.
(Gen.3:1-24, Rom.5:12-19)
​                 3.  Mans spirit died
(Gen.2:17) and he became "darkness"(Eph.5:8) which caused them to walk
                      according to... (Eph.2:1-3)

                      a. The course of this world.
(v.2)
                      b. According to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worth in the children of
                          disobedience.

​                      c. Mans lifestyle was in the lust of the flesh (Body) and of the mind (Soul) 1John.2:15-16
                 4.  God's solution
                   
a. Enmity between ​the serpents seed and the woman's seed which will result in the defeat
​                           of the serpent.
(Gen.3:15)
       





























                        b. God rejected their fig leaf aprons and made coats of skins to cover the nakedness.
                           
(Gen.3:7-11, 21) This took the shedding of blood, to cover Adam's nakedness
                      c. God drove them out of the garden with no way back except through the flaming
                           Cherubims. This would mean certain death.
(Gen.3:24)
​                 5.  The genealogy from Adam to Mary and Joseph reveals God's faithfulness to bring the seed of
                      Abraham to Christ
(Gal.3:1-29) and the New Covenant / Testament.



























               This genealogy
 is important because it reveals that Jesus was made / fashioned "in the    
                  likeness of men" 
(Phil.2:7-8, John.1:1-14, Matt.1:1-17,Luke.3:23-38) that He could "succor [to
                 aid or relieve]
[7] (Heb.2:18) and be "touched with the feeling of our infirmities;[disease, infirmity,
                 sickness, weakness] 
[8] and "was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin."(Heb.4:15) 

                    However being fashioned in the likeness of man [21] could not takeaway our sin.

               
Think on this, if Jesus was as some said, "John the Baptist; some, Elias (Elijah); and others, 
                  
Jeremias (Jeremiah) or one of the prophets," (Matt.16:13-16) he could have never taken our sin
                  upon Him, 
(2Cor.5:21)
because "sin and...death passed upon all men (including John the Baptist,
​                  Elijah, Jeremiah and the other prophets) have sinned." 
(Rom.5:12)

​                  
That is why...
   

​III. "The birth of Jesus was on this wise..."[13]
 
            Jesus was virgin born. (sinless / the seed of the woman[23] Gen.3:15) Without this He could not
           have paid the price for our sin.
(1Cor.6:20, Rom.5:12-21) Mary was the virgin. She was "overshadowed" 
​        
  (Luke.1:35) by the Holy Ghost [6] and was found with child of the Holy Ghost.[22] (Matt.1:18 i.e. the seed 
          
 (Gen.3:15) of the woman) [10]  This broke the cycle of sin from being passed on to all men (Rom.5:12) 
           chose to be Justified (Redeemed) in Christ's atoning blood.

       A. Isaiah Prophesied Christ's birth (approx. 760 BC?) 

                "A virgin shall conceive 
(Matt.1:18-25) and...call his name Emmanuel" (Isa.7:14) "which being 
                interpreted is God with us
(Matt.1:23) [19] He was God manifest in the flesh, fashioned "in the
                likeness of men." 
(Phil.2:7-8, John.1:1-14, 1Tim.3:15-16) The Holy Ghost  (through Isaiah1Peter.1:10-    
                 12)
 was signifying how God would fulfill His Redemptive plan (Gen.3:1-24. Note:v.15) HIMSELF,    
                independent 
[15] of the will [3] [4] of man. (John.1:13-14, Eph.2:8) That "no flesh (no fig leaf
                doctrines of men 
(Col.2:8) should glory in His presence." (1Cor.1:29) 























    
     


​         B. Why a virgin birth?


                It is becauseGod requiresa pure, spotless sacrifice. (Jesus 2Cor.5:21) Forasmuch "as ye know
                that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain (profitless,
                empty 
[25] conversation (lifestyle / behavior) [26] received by tradition from your fathers; (Exod.30:
                 11-16, Num.31:50)
[27] But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish
             and without spot:
 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was
                manifest in these
last times for you." (1Peter.1:18-20)
​ 

               1. This is seen from Adam to Moses before the Law was given (Rom.5:12-14)
                          
                     This is seen in
Gen.3:15-24. An innocent animal (without blemish / spot) paid the price
                     of death to cover Adam and Eve'
s sin, yet no entrance into the Garden. They had to wait for
                     the seed of the woman to "bruise his (the serpents) head. (
Gen.3:15, Eph.3:5) Review: This
                     page. II. A. 8. a-d


                     a. Righteous Abel (Heb.11:4, 1John.3:12) 

                          He offered
took the "more excellent sacrifice" of the flock, and had God'srespect (Gen.4:1-4)
                        
   This tells us that Abel's offering was pure, spotless because God would NOT deny Himself (2
                            Tim.2:13)
His Word that requires pure, spotless.

                    b. After the flood 
                       Noah 
took of every clean beast and God accepted his offered 
(Gen.8:20-22) "And the Lord 
                          smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any
                          more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I
                          again smite any more every thing living, as I have done."

                     c. Abraham
                        
  He offered built an altar (to offer a more excellent / clean sacrifice)
G
en.12:8


























                2. This is continued from Moses to Christ 

                     From the Law of Moses to Christ (Rom.5:12-14) God still requires a pure sacrifice, a excellent
                     sacrifice without blemish and now more accountability
(Rom.7:1-14, Note.v.7-9) with serious
                     consequences  (
Lev.22:21-23 / Mal.1:6-10)
                 
                 
   a. Now God tells Moses, "Let them make me a sanctuary"

                          Keep in mind that God had not forgotten his promise / 
                          
covenant with Adam and Eve (Gen.3:15) when He said to
                          build a Sanctuary / Tabernacle
(Exod.25:8-9, Heb.9:1-10)
                          He was guiding (leading) the "church in the wilderness"
                      
      (Acts.7:38) into a greater[31] understanding and accountability
                          concerning His presence.

                          
                        (1)  The Sanctuary was the Tabernacle 


                                 God wanted to "
dwell among them." (Exod.25:8 - 40,
                                   Lev.1- 27)
God wanted mankind to be back in fellowship 
                            with Him
as He had with  Adam and Eve in the Garden.
                               
 (Gen.1:26-28; 2:7-25; 3:8-9) However sin had passed on to all men
                                 
(Rom.5:10-12) and God's presence can have no fellowship with
                            sin
(2Cor.6:14-18) So God "Who is rich in mercy" (Eph.2:1-8)gave
                                 Moses the pattern of the Tabernacle / Sanctuary so they would
                                 know how "to behave" themselves in the House / Temple of God 
(1Tim.3:15, Eccl.5:1-2/
                                   Heb.8:1-5)


                        (2) But God's presence was still cut off from man


​                                 The pattern was that the presence God would dwell in the Most holy place, which was
                                 divided 
off the Most Holy from the Holy Place by a Vail. (
Exod.26:31-33) "The Holy Ghost
                                 this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest"
(Heb.9:8)
                                 When sin entered the world, man was blocked
by the Cherubims and the flaming sword.
                                 
(Gen.3:24, Rom.5:10-12) and now the Vail confirms this.


















​                                 To go through (or go within) the Vail mean't certain death. (Lev.10:1-2; 16:1-2) God
                                 required holiness, purity, without blemish, without spot, a more excellent
sacrifice. This is
                                 seen in the
garments that the high priest worm. Note: How consistent / faithful God is   
                                 His patterns.
(2Tim.2:13, Heb.6:16-20)
       

                          (3) Now[31] God provides A WAY to enter into His presence

                                   BUT ONLY [36] ONE MAN [37] (Aaron the high priest) could come within the Vail. The
                                 writer of
Hebrews (inspired by the Holy Ghost2Tim.3:16-17) says, 
"But into the second
                                 (The Most Holy Place
[38] Lev.16:1-34) went the high priest alone once every year, not
                            without blood, 
(Note: God's consistencywhich he offered for himself, and for the
                                 errors of the people: The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of
                                 all (i.e. The Most Holy Place) was not yet made manifest
, while as the first tabernacle
                                 was yet standing:
 Which was a figure (type / shadow) [16] for the time then present,
                                 (Old Covenant / Testament) in which were offered both gifts and
sacrifices, that could
                                 not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the
conscience; Which stood
                                 only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal
ordinances imposed (Gal.3:24) 
                                   
on them until the time of reformation." (i.e. until the time that Christ came) 
                                 
(Heb.9:1-10; 10:1-23, Gal.3:24) [24]
             
                                
The "figure" (type / shadow) of the high priest was  the "schoolmaster" (Gal.3:24) to bring    
                                 us to reality that is found in Christ, "our High Priest" (Heb.2:17-18; 3:1; 4:14-16; 5:1-4; 6:20-
                                   21; 7:1-28; 8:1-5; 9:1-28; 10:1-24)



























                     

                 At the appointed time (Gal.4:1-4, 1Peter.1:18-20) [39]

​          C. Jesus came and fulfilled the "figure"[16] of the high priest

                 Mary was "overshadowed" by the Holy Ghost (Luke.1:35) 
                 and brought forth her firstborn Son." and called his name
                 JESUS."
(Matt.1:25 Emanuel - God with us v.23) Then Jesus
                 increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God
                 and man.
(Luke.2:52; 2:41-52) Then at His water baptism He
                 became the CHRIST (the anointed one / Messiah 
Matt.3:13-17,
                  John.1:29-41, Note.v.41)
Then He began to confirm (Gal.3:16-
                  17, Acts.1:1 / Luke.1:1-4)
the Covenant that God made with
                 Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. After 3 1/2 years 
[40] He was
                 crucified for our sin, was buried, resurrected, and seated at
​                 the right hand of the Father who made Him LORD.
(Acts.2:29-36) 
 
                 Now THE LORD JESUS CHRIST is functioning as "our High 
              Priest
"
(Heb.2:17-18; 3:1; 4:14-16; 5:1-4; 6:20; 21; 7:1-28; 8:1-5;
​                  9:1-28; 10:1-24)
 fulfilling (completing) what Aaron foreshadowed /
​                 figured. 
[16] The pattern did not change. ONLY ONE MAN (Lev.16:17, Heb.9:7)[37] can come into
                 God's presence! It is the God-man, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

                 
This is why our only hope(Eph.2:12)has to be "in Christ"(2Cor.5:17, Eph.2:1-19)

​   















                 1.  What does it mean to be in Christ / Our High Priest" 

               
 "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things
                      are become new."
(2Cor.5:17) If we are not in Christ (the only High priest that God recognizes)
                      we have "no hope, and without God in the world."
(Eph.2:12) God would have to deny Himself

                      (i.e. the pattern of the High Priest Lev.16:1-2, Heb.9:7-8) to allow us to have entrance into His
                      presence.
 (2Tim.2:13) Everything else is "another Jesus" (another high priest just "like" the real
                      Jesus. 
(2Cor.11:1-7, Isa.14:11-14, 2Thes.2:4)
                     

                      a. If "any man" (Whosoever John.3:16)

        
                 This promise is to everyone. God is no respecter of persons. (Acts.10:34) He is not willing 
                           that any should perish,
(2Peter.3:9) butyou have to come His way according to the pattern
                       
God has not changed it, He has confirmed and fulfilled it.  Jesus said, I am the way, (
John.14:6
                             
"a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, (in the true
                           Tabernacle
Heb.8:1-5) that is to say his flesh." Heb.10:20) In this true Tabernacle there is only 
​                           "ONE 
[28] mediator (High Priest) between God and man [28] It is the sinless, perfect man,
                           virgin born, Christ  Jesus:
(1Tim.2:5)

               
  b. To be in Christ / our High Priest you must be a new creature (creation)
                                 
                           The only way you can become a new creature / creation is for your spirit "born again"
                           
(John.3:1-8, 1Peter.1:23) because our spirit was "dead (spiritually) in trespasses and sins"
                           
(Eph.2:1-3) (Review: This page; II. A. 5. a - c) Jesus said, "Marvel not that I said unto thee,
                           You must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound
                           thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is
                           born of the Spirit.
 (John.3:1-8)

                
        (1) The evidence that you are in Christ / High Priest
                                  
                                  What do people see(the wind bloweth) and what do they
                                  hear from
your lifestyle Note: Eph.2:8-10, Matt.5:16)
[40]  
                                  
John the 
baptist told the Pharisees and Sadducees, "bring
                                  forth there
fore fruits (evidence) meet for repentance."
                                  
(Matt.3:8) They had the "form of godliness (i.e. a corrupt
                                  version
of the Law of Moses Matt.15:6) but denying they
                                  power thereof. (the reality of what God foreshadowed in
                                  His Word)
2Tim.3:5

                          
  (2) The evidence that you are in Christ / High Priest
            
     
   
                                  Have "old things...passed away
(i.e. dead / Crucified with Christ Gal.2:20, Rom.6:1-6
                                  and buried with Christ
) Hebrews calls this "repentance from dead works (the old
                                  man
Rom.6:1-6) and faith (Eph.2:8) towards God. (Heb.6:1-3)
             
                                  (a) Crucified with Christ
                                  (b) Buried with Christ


                    
      (3) The evidence that you are in Christ / High Priest

 

                                     Are you walking in "newness of life? (Resurrection life Rom.6:1-6) This is the Baptism
                                  in the Holy Spirit. Note: By one Spirit are we baptized into one body (the body of Christ)
                                 
(1Cor.12:12)

               To Summarize:

 
                 T
he PRICE for first Adam (Mankind) to get back into Eden was to go through the Cheribum and
                 flaming sword meant certain death. NO MAN CAN DO THIS!  (including the Levitical High Priest
                 Heb.10:4, 10-12) THE LAST ADAM placed us in Him (Gal.2:20) as He paid the PRICE (1Cor.6:19-20) of
                 death and burial (Rom.6:1-6) for our sin, and then He resurrected (with us in Him) in the Garden
                 (Eden)


                 This is why we need to be
"born again" to be in Christ. OUTSIDE of Christ we are without God
                 without hope. (Eph.2:11-19)