From: joie (Original Message) Sent: 2/6/2005 10:31 PM
~ The Last Words of Jesus~
KJV-Luke 24:36-And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
v37-But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
v38-And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
v39-Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hate NOT flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
Matt. 28:16-Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
v17-And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
v18-And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, ALL POWER IS GIVEN UNTO ME IN HEAVEN AND IN EARTH.
v19-Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
v20-Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Now, look again at the message above: Jesus said to his disciples, AFTER his resurrection, feel me and see that A SPIRIT HATH NOT flesh and bone as you see me have.
So, what is it saying? Was Jesus a ‘spirit’ then? Obviously he is saying NOT so.
If, just if, he was NOT a spirit at that time (after the resurrection)– then when was it fulfilled that he was made a quickening spirit?
When Jesus ascended up on high, God the Father made him to be God; Heb. 1. God said, Therefore God, even thy God hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Jesus sat down (=took the place of authority)–at God’s right hand. This placed Jesus, as a member of the kingdom of the Father; which is Spirit. This placed Jesus into the very same ‘place’ as the Father. This made Jesus a quickening Spirit.
When Paul saw the bright light, which blinded him, he asked, Who are thou Lord? And the LIGHT answered, I am Jesus.
See? Jesus had gone into the pillar of fire; same as God.
The apostles did NOT see this when they saw Jesus after the resurrection; they saw a glorified MAN = A FLESH AND BONE MAN. This is how we will come forth in the resurrection.
BUT-! Jesus received an elevation up from that point= when he ascended up on HIGH, he was placed in the SEAT OF GOD. Something, the first man Adam had coveted; but had been denied.
Jesus never coveted this place; it was GIVEN to him by his Father. Jesus is the only one from the human family who ever has, or ever will receive this same ‘SEAT’.
That is when Jesus became a quickening Spirit. That is what Paul saw- this great light which no man can approach to-he saw Jesus in his new form = that of being a quickening Spirit = made equal with God.
This, dear people, is Gen. one.
Look again at 1Cor.15:45-think about what is being said here – “the FIRST man Adam was made a living soul; the LAST Adam was made a quickening spirit.”
So, does not this tell us that the Word of God is talking about TWO Adams all the way through it?
If it is in the beginning where the FIRST man was made a living soul, is it not true then, that the book of beginnings, Genesis, also told us about the beginning of the SECOND MAN Adam?
He is more important; so why would not God tell about him in Genesis where he speaks of the creation? After all, this of being in the likeness and IMAGE of God is God’s ultimate goal or plan.
So, in studying Genesis, you must keep in mind that it is speaking of the TWO Adams. You will never understand it if you try to place all that is said in Gen. 1,2,3, 4, 5, on to the earthly man, the first Adam.
Jesus was not Michael, come down and got into Mary’s womb; he was not God come done and got into Mary’s womb. Mary was not holding and nursing Michael or God. She was holding a human baby; given to her by God.
Those wicked men did not nail Michael or God to the cross. They nailed the first man Adam to the cross. He was buried in dishonour; he was raised in glory; he was sown in weakness; he was raised in power. He was sown a natural body; he was raised a spiritual body.
But, he was not made a quickening spirit until he ascended up on high. That is why he told Mary, do not touch me; for I have not yet ascended to my Father; he was telling her, do not worship me yet. Only after the ascension, when he was given all power in Heaven and Earth, were they told to worship Jesus.
The true sheep of God will someday see eye to eye.
I told this in my message on Baptism, but most people just ignored that message or went to war with it. But, see, that the last thing Jesus told his disciples was to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost?
Then WHY did the apostles, Paul , and the others all baptize in the name of Jesus? Because when Jesus ascended up on high, he was placed in the seat of authority. We are told to do everything in the name of Jesus. Why? Because only Jesus is under the authority of the Father; we cannot go directly to the Father; we must go through Jesus. We are under the authority of Jesus; we are not under the authority of the Father, directly.
For earthly man to try to go to the Father, or invoke his name = his authority, is to try to usurp the authority of Jesus. We can only do things, like praying, blessing, and baptizing in the name of Jesus = which is by his authority. Jesus is the only one who can use the name of the Father. Jesus was telling them to do this, by the authority of the Father, for it showed his speech was given by the authority of the Father. He was not telling them to use the words Father, when they baptized.
When the disciples baptized in the name of Jesus, they were acknowledging that they were under the authority of Jesus. In doing so, it is understood that if one is acting under the authority of Jesus, he is automatically, through Jesus, honoring the authority of the Father, without trying to go directly to the Father, instead of through Jesus.
The baptism in the name of Jesus is the only correct way; for this way acknowledges that we are honoring the fact that we are under the authority, or headship of Jesus. It also acknowledges that we do not try to usurp the place of Jesus as being the only one directly under the Father. But when we Baptize or pray in the name of Jesus, it automatically becomes blessed by the Father; for above Jesus, is the Father.
If a man owned a business, which he had run for many years, then he sets his son over the business, and tells all the customers they must now go to his Son for all they receive from the business, then one would not suppose that they must go to the Father. In doing so, he would dishonor the word of the Father.
If one tried to go directly to the father, the father would be angered, for in doing so, they would not be honoring the father’s wishes; his word. They would be trying to discredit the authority given by the father to the son.
This is why we are only to baptize in the name of Jesus; = it carries the full power and authority of the Godhead; for the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily in Jesus. I do not have to go to the Father, apart from the Son (indeed, I CANNOT)– to receive something from God; for all the power in heaven and earth was given to Jesus.
May God richly bless and open your eyes to this great truth.
By: Jo Smith