Sunday, May 04, 2014

RUMINATOR RAMLINGS: HEALING...GOD'S WILL OR A ROLE OF THE KARMA DICE. PART FOUR/4

Greetings and Salutations O Ye Chewers, Mooers and Doers of the SEED/CUD OF THE WORD OF GOD....
Throughout the Old Testament...there are many Messianic Prophecies...concerning the coming Messiah/Christ.  The expectation was this would be someone who will overthrow current governments with POWER and will establish a Kingdom in place of current kingdoms.  People tend to miss the Messiah because their expectation may not have included a SUFFERING MESSIAH.  But the coming KING...is going to be someone who would become a CURSE because He would allow Himself to be mocked, beaten, scourged to a bloody mess...IN OUR PLACE...as a SATISFACTORY SUBSTITUTE (propitiation) because of our (1) sinful nature (2) sins (plural...the out workings of that sinful nature).
  "The God of our fathers RAISED UP JESUS...whom you had PUT TO DEATH...by HANGING HIM ON A CROSS.  He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savor, to grant repentance to Israel, and FORGIVENESS OF SINS." (Acts 5:30)


Of course...this study...is about IF the CROSS deals with both SIN and SICKNESS.  Does this CROSS deal with the cause and effect of DIS-obedience in the Garden with the results of DIS-ease, DYS-function and DIS-order?






NOTE:  Again, let me underscore that I am not negating current means of dealing with sickness...unless those current means are utilized to mask symptoms or propagate other problems with health.  Just watch any commercial about medications and listen to the warnings about possible side effects if you take the medications.  I believe that God has provide NATURAL means for healing including readjustments of the subluxation of impingement on nerves (where life to the body flows), essential oils, nutrition/diet changes, and other methods.  Of course this is not the focus on this study. We have been talking about the Will of God, the Nature of God as a Healer, the effect of the Cross on our spiritual and physical being.  We are talking of the cause and effect of God's SUPER on our NATURAL...inside and out.






ENTER ISAIAH 53


The question is..."Who has BELIEVED our message"? (Isaiah 53:1)  Isaiah has just wrote about the Lord's SERVANT in Isaiah 52:13.  The Lord's servant will:
  • will prosper
  • be high
  • be lifted up
  • be greatly exalted
So what's not to BELIEVE


"Just as many were ASTONISHED at you (Israel), My people...SO His APPEARANCE  was MARRED more than any man, and His FORM more than sons of men.  Thus He will sprinkle many nations, Kings will shut their mouths on account of Him; for what had not been told them they will see and what they had not heard they will understand." (Isaiah 52:14)


What they could BELIEVE and UNDERSTAND was a Messiah coming in glory and power looking stately like a KING SAUL...someone who looked the part.  But Jesus...descended from a position of power and glory...to planet earth in the form of a man...not a SUPERSAINT...and moved about in His last three years UNDER THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND POWER...who went about DOING GOOD...and HEALING ALL WHO WERE OPPRESSED BY THE DEVIL. (Acts 10:38)  Jesus in this form...had an ATTITUDE.  According to Philippians 2:5-8 THE JESUS ATTITUDE was:
  • He existed in the form of God
  • He did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped
  • He emptied Himself
  • He took the form of a bond servant
  • He was made in the likeness of men
  • He was found in appearance as a man
  • He humbled Himself by becoming obedient
  • This obedience was to the point of death
  • The point of death was death on a cross
While He was humbled at one point...there will be a shift.


Thus He will sprinkle many nations, Kings will shut their mouths on account of Him; for what had not been told them they will see and what they had not heard they will understand." (Isaiah 52:15)


The cause and effect of being this humbled, marred, nailed on the cross man...was exaltation...from death...out of the grave...back into His Father's presence.  According to Philippians 2:8-11:


  • God highly exalted Him (Jesus) 
  • God bestowed on Him the NAME which is above EVERY NAME
  • At the NAME OF JESUS every knee should bow
  • Those who shall bow are: in heaven...on earth...under the earth
  • Every tongue should confess that JESUS CHRIST IS LORD
  • This will be to the glory of God the Father.
  • A name is what we attached to a person, place or thing to IDENTIFY that person, place, or thing.


Jesus' NAME means GOD IS SALVATION.  His other name is IMMANUEL which means GOD WITH US.  The words THE CHRIST/MESSIAH means THE ANOINTED ONE

"You know of JESUS OF NAZARETH...how God ANOINTED Him...with the HOLY SPIRIT and with POWER (dunamis/dynamic ability)...and how He went about DOING GOOD and HEALING... ALL who were OPPRESSED BY THE d-evil...for GOD WAS WITH HIM." (Acts 10:48)




In Isaiah 10:27 we see that this ANOINTING is a powerful thing.




"So it will be in that day, that his burden (the Assyrians) will be REMOVED from your shoulders and his (the Assyrians) YOKE from your neck and the YOKE WILL BE BROKEN   because of fatness." (Isaiah 10:27)




It is said...that "the Anointing breaks the yoke."  This is what the ANOINTING does.  We like to say in the Ruminator Sunday School Class...




"The yoke breaking, burden lifting, oppression removing healing power of the Holy Ghost."


So we are back to the question, "Who has BELIEVED our message?" (Isaiah 53:1)  This question reverberates from Isaiah to Romans.




"However, they did not all HEED THE GLAD TIDINGS; for Isaiah says, 'Lord who has BELIEVED our report'"? (Romans 10:16)




NEXT TIME


We will look at THE MESSAGE...and THE MESSAGE'S relationship to SIN and SICKNESS.
Love and Glad Tidings Kisses
"Rodney "I Believe" Boyd













































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