1Ki 17:12, 14 And she said—By the life of Yahweh, thy God, verily I have not a cake, only a handful of meal in the jar, and a little oil in the cruse...that we may eat it—and die...For, thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel, The jar of meal, shall not waste, and, the cruse of oil, shall not fail,—until the day that Yahweh giveth rain upon the face of the ground.
The blow must fall; for the wages of sin is death, and without the shedding of blood there is no remission. But it falls on the substituted life. The dead covers the living. The living is ransomed, pardoned, set free. Such covering is essentially propitiatory covering; substitution is of its essence. Any possible abuse of this fundamental Hebrew concept; will be averted by doing careful and equal justice to the entire Levitical ritual. The offerer consents to the substitution ; and by himself or his representative takes an essential part in the transfer of the penalty of the sin which he confesses. Man consents; Yahweh consents. The substitutionary death is, granted by Yahweh: it is accepted by man. It is accepted under the solemn stipulation that the spared life shall be wholly consecrated to the holy and merciful Yahweh who brings near this costly salvation. One thing is wanting in the ritual the consent of the substitute. Nay; a second thing is missing, adequacy of value in the substituted. Be it so! Then when a substitute shall appear who shall willingly bear the sin of the world, and be worthy to bear it; and Yahweh consents and ordains; and man consents and accepts; then the whole Ideal of Propitiatory Covering will be complete. It remains for the World and. for the Individual to carry the matter to its practical consummation.
And, if children, heirs also—heirs, indeed, of God, but co-heirs with Christ,—if, at least, we are suffering together, in order that we may also be glorified together. For I reckon that unworthy are the sufferings of the present season to be compared with the glory about to be revealed towards us; (Rm. 8:17-18)
Send Me! Should be our Heart's Desire Each Day. "Then said I—Woe to me!—for I am undone, Because, a man of unclean lips, am, I, And, in the midst of a people of unclean lips, do, I, dwell,—For, the King, Yahweh of hosts, have mine eyes seen...Then heard I the voice of My Lord, saying, Whom, shall I send? And who, will go for us? And I said—Here am I,—send me." (Is. 6:5-8)
1 Corinthians 14 commands that we all prophesy that the assembly will be built-up. This teaching was done many years ago at a conference.
Purge ye out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump,—even as ye are unleavened...I wrote unto you in my letter—not to be mixing yourselves up with fornicators...But, now, I have written unto you not to be mixing yourselves up,—if anyone named a brother, be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner, with such a one as this, not so much, as to be eating together, (1 Cor. 5: 7-11)
The question should be, 'Can a Christian reject Christ as his Lord? Can a Christian refuse to bow to Christ? Can a Christian refuse to live on the New Earth where Christ will reign? Do Christians have freedom of will? All these questions will be answered.
Do business, till I come...And, unto the by-standers, he said—Take, from him, the mina, and give unto him that hath, the ten minas; — And they said to him, Lord! he hath ten minas; — I tell you—Unto everyone that hath, shall be given, whereas, from him that hath not, even what he hath, shall be taken away. (Lk. 19:13, 24-26)