Calvary or Golgotha - the site outside ancient Jerusalem, where Jesus Christ died for our sins. Golgotha - Aramaic word meaning “the skull.” Calvary - the Latin form of the word.
His persecuters nailed him to the cross, and publicy executed him; But his death was powerfully significant and profound, for the whole objective of the sacrifice in terms of Jesus Christ given his life for a ransom for our sins was to pay the ransom which only he could do, for a perfect sacrifice was required, nothing that was sinful could be presented. "And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin" (1 John 3:5).
"For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say , whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven" . Colossions 1:19-20.
"For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit" (1 Peter 3:18)
"And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals; one on the right hand and the other on the left" (Luke 23:33).
Jesus the Son of God was the ultimate Sacrifice for sin; He presented himself the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity. This was done by the sacificial offering of his body, wherein his blood atoned for the sins of every man. I must again highlight the importance that man must decide to turn from sin and embrace the righteousness of God in order to experience the atoning Power of the Blood of Jesus Christ.
The Prophet, John the baptist, the God assigned forerunner for Jesus Christ, had an anointed, Powerful calling to prepare the people for Jesus's arrival. He proclaimed at the sighting of Jesus “Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world” (John 1:29)
All was prepared for the coming of Jesus both in the physical and spiritual realm, Prophets also prophesing, fortelling the powerful work ahead in terms of his coming, death and ressurection, that the lamb of God Jesus Christ would fulfil God's will for him to be offered for the sins of the world.
Jesus was accused of breaking the laws of Moses which led to his cruxifiction; but keep note, Jesus never broke any laws. All Jesus did was tell the truth and expose the sins that was prevelant amongst the religious scribes and pharisees. Jesus also worked powerful miracles in the midst of them through powerful healings and raising of the dead, which they were not able to do themselves; and as a result the scribes and pharisees and those that were in opposition to Jesus were put to a open shame.
These religous leaders became angry and secretly planned their lying accusations, which ultimately led to Jesus been put to death on the cross; but God his Father had already prepared that his son Jesus would take on the sins of the whole world, and that he would be persecuted, and be put to death; but in victory he would be raised to life, three days after his cruxifiction.
Jesus laid down is life for us
The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again, 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again.This command I received from my Father" John 10:17-18
"But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed" (Isaiah 53:5).
Yes, Jesus rose from the dead three days later, sealing victory against death and setting on course the redemptive power of God, so that whosoever would turn from sin, would recieve forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life."And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead". Romans 1:4
NOTE The very act in which the Lord Jesus died to make atonement for the sins of the whole world, wherein the guilt and penalty of sin was atoned for, was the uttermost demonstration of God's divine love and mercies towards us all. But before atonement can be made for sin, every individual must acknowledge their sin and turn from it.
The Bible states the condition of mankind: "I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me" (Psalms 51:5). meaning they who are born of a woman and a man are tainted by sin. We humans cannot simply wash our sins away with soap and water because we are spiritually tainted from the core of our spirit, so only through the power of the Blood of Jesus through the divine work of the Holy Spirit can we be cleansed from our sin.
Colossians 1:21 makes clear that we are alienated and separated from God due to sin, and because of this separation we are unable to approach God. But by the mercies of God through Jesus Christ, we can now boldly come into God's presence to offer praises, worship and pray without the guilt of sin; This is done through the blood of JESUS through repentance.
According to Hebrews 10:19 we have confidence to enter that Holy place by the Blood of Jesus.
"But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ" (Ephesians 2:13). Hence we are no longer separated from God, this is because of the power of the reconciliation, in which Jesus laid down his life for our sins nailing it to the cross by his crucifixion.
JESUS IS EQUAL TO GOD
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace". Isiaiah 9:6
According to Isaiah 9:6 and the subsequent scriptures below, Jesus' divinity is revealed, not only did he come into the world by the power of the Holy Ghost, he was also God who had put on flesh and blood for the reason of executing his strategic plan which he had put in place to help his children. "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory" (1 Timothy 3:16)
See also John 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
According John 8:42 Jesus Christ came from God himself, in that God was willing to humble himself in the form of his Son.The Almighty, Powerful, Glorious God, put on flesh and humbled himself in the form of a baby, so that his redemptive plan for his lost children would be fulfilled. Yet he remained God of heaven and earth in the Spirit.
See also Phillippines 2:5-7 "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men". Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, Hebrew 2:14
According to these scriptures Jesus had the Power to destroy the works of the devil, flesh and blood alone could never do it, only God himself could take down every evil power.
For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form. Colossians 2:9
Lets look at the immutable Word of God
The immutable Word of God, is the power of God. It ultimately breaks down barriers, breaking to pieces everything that goes against the truth, so that the Power of the Prophetic will inevitably bring to pass the living Word of God. "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it". (Isaiah 55:11)
Throughout the ages the Word of God has had a profound effect upon the lives of God's children, throughout the whole world.
God spoke the Words let there be light, and there was light (ref. Genesis 1:3), every Word of God has been established and continues to be established throughout the ages. In Matthew 24:35 the Lord reveals that Heaven and earth will pass away, but HIS words will never pass away; and With the careful observation and study of biblical events we will find that the Word of God is fulfilling in it's entirety, and that the powerful revelation of the mysteries of God is constantly revealing that every word of God is true; inevitably God shields those that put their trust in his Word, through faith in his Son Jesus Christ.
The Prophetic Word of God was given to enlighten the whole world, to give sight to the spiritually blind in all generations; in other words they that are presently in the world and for those yet to come God is powerfully revealing the Word of Truth throughout. The Word of God also teaches, instructs and counsels God's people in the ways of righteousness; therefore we are carefully guided and governed by the Word of God.
The Lord God spoke the Word, hence by his Word the heavens and the earth, and all that was called into creation was bought into existence; henceforth by his Word all things are decreed, governed and established.
Hebrews 4:12 declares "For the Word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword, Piercing even to the dividing of spirit, soul, the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and the intents of the heart."
keep in mind that God is a Spirit, and that the Spirit of the most High God created man and all the living. The sovereignty of the only true God is declared by his manifold expressed will upon the earth by his Word, in which throughout his creation of Heaven and earth and of all living things, the excellency of his glory stood profound and steadfast by the Power of his spoken Word.
The Prophetic Power of the Word of God is a sure sign, that the authenticity of his Word is Bona fide, Powerful, and Absolute. For In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)
The obedience to the Word of God is ultimately paramount for us all, for it will determine our destiny with the Sovereign God. No darkness (sin) can exalt itself before God, and no one that is in sin who is walking in his own pernicious ways can enter the kingdom of God.
The Word of God is Precious and Living, Isaiah 40:8 reveals that "The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever".
The Express will of God is absolute and Sure even before the foundations of the earth
Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure. Isaiah 46:9-10
God is omniscient (all knowing)
The Lord God knew even before creation that man was going to fall into sin, nevertheless his love had prepared for what was going to happen. His Great divine plan and purpose was already in the pipework of mercy, to help mankind to get out of all the trouble which was to come due to the fall.
However the Lord God could of simply decided against creating man eradicating all that he had planned, but his redemptive plan for all mankind was already foremost in his mind. Let us also be reminded that the Lord is a omniscient God who knows every individual before they are created flesh and blood, and that he loves us even then. The omniscient God who knows all things, had prepared for the fall even in the face of the provocation which was to come.
God's love far exceeded human comprehension, so great was this love that he still proceeded to create us and give us life, even in the face of the dilemma which was ahead. God knew that man's heart will become sinful, but he still proceeded to carefully create us and to declare all his creation good. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good, (ref. Genesis 1:31)
139 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. 5Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Psalms 139:1-6
God's Spirit and the spirit of man
According to the Holy Bible, man is the constitution of spirit, soul, and body.
God formed man, then he blew breath into his lifeless body; in that instance man became a living soul; Note, the breath that was breathed into his body became the spirit of man. To substantiate this fact the Bible declares in James 2:26 that without the spirit the body is dead.The Word of God also declares that the Lord stretched out the heavens, laying the foundation of the earth, and formed the human spirit within a person". (ref. Zechariah 12:1)
Ecclesiastes 12:7 also declares that when we die our bodies return to dust and the spirit returns unto God who gave it ; So according to the Word of God the Power of God is revealed in all its glory, because not only did God create the heavens and the earth and all the living, but also the spirit of man.
Jeremiah was a fine example of someone whom God knew before he was conceived in his Mother's womb: Jeremiah 1:5 reveals that "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations".
This verse clearly states that not only did God create the spirit of Jeremiah but also that he knew the spirit of Jeremiah before he was even concieved in his mother's womb.
in the context of Genesis 2:7 our human spirit is encased in a earthly body, wherefore the Spirit of man is the life of the body, this is the the spirit person whom God knows before he is formed out of the dust.
God our Spiritual Father does not have a human earthly body but a spiritual Heavenly one. The scripture declares in John 4:24 that "God is a Spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth”; one cannot not even begin to describe the Glory of God who is invisible to the Human eye, but yet evident by the things he has created.
See Bible ref. Hebrew 12:9 "Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live" .
It is important to acknowledge that God's Spirit must never be counted the same as a human spirit, for God's Spirit is far above and beyond a human spirit; For God created the spirit of man before he was clothed in flesh and blood, he also created the spirits of Angels who are also invisIble to the fleshy eye but are revealed by God in the spirit, to those he chooses to reveal.
Hebrew 1:14 declares "Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation"?
Please be mindful before the fall, man was perfect and without sin. Sin had not yet entered into their lives, but when man was tempted, he resisted not; sin entered, and as a consequence, man spiritually died, meaning he became spiritually dead to God.
To bring a better understanding on the concept of "fallen man" let us go into a bit more depth on the spiritual consequence which followed. Man was once spiritually alive to God because of righteousness; and is now spiritually dead to God because of sin. But in order to understand better the term "spiritually dead" one must understand the events leading to this condition. First and foremost, to be spiritually dead renders you separated from God, in other words Adam and Eve the first man and woman were once in the light of God's righteousness and fellowship, and the Holy light of God kept their spirits pure; but when they went against God's command their spirits became darkened when the Lord left them, grave consequences followed.
The darkness of sin brought spiritual death, meaning sin severed the spiritual connection with God who is light, this grave event brought spiritual death wherein we no longer have that spiritual union with God, this led to catastrophic consequences; hence only the Light of Jesus who is the Light of the world could take away the darkness which had befallen man.
Please see scriptures below:
"And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die" Genesis 2:16-17
Not only was there spiritual death, their bodies also entered a degenrative state of decline, which led to physical death, castastrophically affecting the whole human race.
Please see Genesis chapter 3. which gives a in-depth account of what happened.
The Word of God makes a clear distinction between spirit, soul and body, it is the self-same spirit of man which God knows before he or she is formed in the womb. Note the Spirit of God does not commune with man through the physical realm of flesh and blood but through the spirit of the man, please see scriptures below which reveals that we have a spirit encased in a body, this is truly unique because the spirit of man is the componant of humanity which communes and connects with God.
See Romans 8:16 "The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.".
See more Scripture references below which clearly shows that we are combined spirit, soul, and flesh and that God connects to our spirit to communicate, to reveal revelations, to allow us to fellowship with him and to reveal himself and his Love for us.
Hebrew 4:12 "The Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul, spirit and of the joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. This particular scripture divides man into 3 parts, spirit, soul and flesh and blood; the scriptures declares "How can a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed according to your Word" Psalms 119:9.
So by the Word of God our spirit is cleansed and enlightened when we heed to obey his Word, the Holy Spirit sanctifcation Power working powerfully to bring us to God through faith in his Son Jesus Christ.
So according to scripture we know that "God is a Spirit" therefore according to his Word, God can only be known spiritually. Fallen or degenerative man is not spiritual, but carnal (sinful) due to the fall, and foremost spiritually dead to God. Therefore the carnal man cannot attain to the spiritual things of God for they are received only through our spirit which must come alive to God through the Holy Spirit regeneration.
Restoration Of Man
"And you have he quickened who was dead in trepasses and in sins" ( Ephesians 2:1).
At the time of a man's restoration, he can now begin to commune with God through his revived spirit. Hence by the regenerative power and work of the Holy Spirit, man's spirit is quickened and purged of sin by the circumcision of his heart. This great change is called 'Born again', the Holy Spirit dwells in the heart of the individual changing him and transforming him to create a new being by giving him a new heart.
The Holy Spirit removes the rebellious stony heart and gives us a new heart, a heart that is alive to his spirit, in other Words there is a change of heart which comes through the power of God. At this point the individual has surrendered his life by the help of the Holy Spirit enlightenment, the Holy Spirit now becomes foremost the spiritual mentor in the life of the individual, taking him on journeys of abundant living through the Holy Spirit empowerment in Jesus name.
The individual is now led of the spirit of God. The Holy Spirit is now in operation wherein God's own image and principles in terms of God's spiritual attributes e.g Holy, Righteousness, light, knowledge, Wisdom the love of God and the Word of God are firmley established in the life of the individual. This great transition of change is thoroughly executed by Grace and Mercy to reconcile us back in fellowship with the living God, Jesus been the chief cornerstone of our lives.
"God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ our Lord" 1 Corinthians 1:9
HEALING, THE EXPRESS WILL OF GOD
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercies, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in our transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:4-8
God's Grace and mercies are unearned and unmerited.
"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool" Isaiah 1:18.
We are all sinners, before we are washed in the blood of JESUS through faith; "sinners" simply means we do not meet up to the standards of God's righteousness; but through God's grace and mercies a way of escape from our sinful condition has been made, even though we've done nothing to deserve it.
In Jeremiah 29:11 God expresses is love through his mercies: "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end".
See also 2 Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land". God's great mercies are revealed to all the world through his Love, which is shown towards the righteous and the ungodly. Although man went against God's supreme order, God's tender mercies and loving kindness superseded the curse which was pronounced on man. His mercies set a precedent that would set on course great interventions, powers and the Might of God to turn that which had become evil, filthy, spoilt, lost, unclean, rebellious, dark, and degenerative back to its original state of holiness;
Mark 12:30 declares that we should love the Lord God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our mind and with all our strength., in this way we are able to maintain a life of righteousness and allegiance to the Almighty God in Jesus name.
Let us"Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:Who forgiveth all thine inquities;who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies" (Psalms 103:2-4).
Let us "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations". (Psalms 100:4-5)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
If an individual repents of his sin and decidedly makes up his mind to resist sin, not wanting to return back to it, the Lord will help this individual by the power of his righteousness to keep him from falling back into sin, but please keep in mind that all this depends on the individual who must faithfully and consciously resist sin by loving and obeying God. This undoubtly is the Grace and Mercies of God which is at work to sustain the individual to be a winner in the battle against sin. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. Jude 1:24
Declaration of Fact
The Lord is Omniscient, The all Knowing God. He is Omnipresent, ever present all over the world. The Lord is ever faithful, he will never let you down. His mind is on you because he loves you, He wants to revive you, to help you, not to condemn you.
But if man don't adhere, to the Word of God, the penalty of sin will follow. When he comes back to gather his people unto himself, the Righteous for his Kingdom; No sinner will be able to enter there.
Jesus answered.” I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
Jesus Christ the Son Of God is the is the only way to God, no man can come to the father but through Him.
The Good News is: Jesus paid it all, He paid the price for our sins, He paid for our afflictions, he paid the ransom price for our sins. He paid it that we may have peace for our souls. You don't have to pay for your mistakes; you don't have to pay the penalty for breaking the laws. Jesus paid it all when he died on the cross for your sins.
He took on the sins of the whole world and became the ultimate sacrifice for all our transgressions. The gift of GOD, thus redeeming us from destruction. But you must Repent and be baptized in Jesus name for the remissions of your sins.
The blood of Jesus is required to cleanse us from all our unrighteousness. Henceforth there is no more sacrifice for sins.
He arose from the dead, three days after, so that we may have life through the power of his resurrection. When the Lord appears, they that are faithful will recieve Eternal Life.
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one. John 10:28-30
Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
The Word of God expresses in 1 John 3:8 that "He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning, for this purpose the Son of God was manifested to destroy the works of the devil".
Note, the Word of God reveals that it's absolutely not the will of the Father for anyone to perish at his coming. and it is for this reason God sent is Son to nullify all that went wrong because of sin, and to take down all that the devil had done to God's children through evil devices.
Romans 5:8 declares
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us". The Sovereign God looked pass our sins, because of the Great love he has for us; grace came to help us. This was accomplished by the sending of his Son Jesus Christ to pay the price for our sins through sacrifice. However because every individual on earth had fallen into sin, every individual must personally confess to God, making peace with God only through Jesus Christ the Saviour. Jesus became the ultimate sacrifice for our sins and did what the sin offerings of the old testament could not do, by purging us from our sinfulful nature by his blood by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 5:9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.
Please note: young babies and very young children cannot be accountable for their sins, for the reason that they are far too young to know that they are in sin or even to acknowledge their sinfulness. The parents of these babies have a sole responsibilitiity, that their righteousness will cover for their children; 1 Corinthians 7:14 reveals "For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy".
Psams 51:5 also reveals: " Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me". Thank God for his great mercies, because according to scripture the parent's righteousness which must be of the righteousness of God will sanctify their babies and their young children, even though these babies were born tainted with sin. This is the Great Mercies of God.
Genesis chapter 6 and 7 gives us incredible insight on the mercies of God, because although we were all born into sin, every baby and very young children who are of a non-accountable age are covered by the their parent's righteousness; however everyone must understand that our righteousness must be of God, in Jesus name. Our own self-righteousness can never meet up with God's expectations because we are sinful by nature; please see examples of this in the Word of God: "Noah was a just man and perfect in his generation, and Noah walked with God" (Genesis 6:9).
"The Lord then said to Noah, Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation" (Genesis 7:1).
Note, only Noah and his family were saved. Noah was found to be a holy and righteous man in the sight of God, who walked with God, by obedience to God. hence the whole of Noah's family were found to be righteous; For at this time God had pronounced judgement upon the whole world, for sin was rife amongst the nations, for man was committing abominable sins in all the Earth; Only Noah's family who were upright in the sight of God was to be saved by a great deliverence, from the judgement of utter destruction.
So when God sent the flood to destroy the evil inhabitants of the earth, all the people of the earth and their families were destroyed, for all were in sin even their children.
Note, after the flood, new generations and nations proceeded, but because man's nature was sinful man fell back into sin. The scripture describes the nature of man "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" (Jeremiah 17:9).