PST. ANDREW MORGRIDGE
We live in the age of prophecies fulfilling, yet we gloss over them, instead of using them as the standard to measure our walk with God.
Crucified with Christ is total and true Christianity (Gal. 2:20; 1Cor. 2:2; 2Cor. 5:16; Acts 1:8)
Jesus died before death was officially introduced (Rev 13:8) So the first thing about Jesus is Jesus slain. Two things you quickly see about the word “slain” : (1) There is the willingness (CHOICE) to die, and
(2) The pain associated with it (Phil. 2:5-11; Lk. 22:3944). What we saw in the spirit was later played out at His birth. (Matt. 2:1011).
These appointed delegates knew that they were bowing before a King. They honoured Him with gold, symbol of the wealth and purity of the Davidic kingdom. They paid tribute to Him with frankincense, the priestly Temple offering.
Its divine scent rises as a connection between God and man. They prophesied of His death sacrifice with myrrh, the spice of death and burial. They honoured Him in the three divine offices, King, Priest and Prophet.
If we are being conformed into His image. (1Jn. 4:16-17; Rm. 8:29; 2Cor. 4:17-18). The standard for us is the same. See Rev. 1:6.
3 NATURE OF CHRIST: The gold. 3 Scriptures explain this; 1. As it pertains to the Priests, 2. As it pertains to David and; 3. As it pertains to Laodicea. Gold speaks to purity of heart and a submitted person – one ready to drop his ideas for the will of God. Laodicea story and why Rev. 3:15-18. Jer. 24:7; Ezek. 11:19; Ezek. 14:3
Ex. 37 David Acts 13:22 (Lk: 12:37; Lk. 22:27; Jn. 13:1-7. Note vs 17) The parable of the Banquet brings alive the crucified with Christ in the parable. (Lk. 14:16-24)
They agreed with their Master. They were sold out to His plan. (you can agree with someone and don’t do anything about his project.
Passion explained in the context of their travailing work – From the rich invitee and the way they would have been treated to moving to the highways and then crannies.
How could they do this? They had transmitted from sons to servants. Discuss using i.es of servant and sons
DOULOS Thayer Definition Slave, bondman, man of servile condition
• A slave – Metaphorically, one who gives himself up to another’s will those whose service is used by Christ in extending and advancing his cause among men.
• Devoted to another to the disregard of one’s interests.
• A servant, attendant.
STRONG’s Definition – a slave (literally or figuratively, involuntarily or voluntarily; frequently therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subservience); – bond (man), servant. Compare with Eccl. 10:16-17.
The Prophet was a person who had a close relationship with God and who became God’s confidant (Amos 3:7). The prophet saw the world and the covenant people from God’s PERSPECTIVE, not HUMAN point of view. (Jer. in Lamentation 2:8,17) (Ezek. 18:23).