Reconciliation

The subject of Yahweh bringing all people unto himself is rejected by many because their hearts are not as loving as the Creator’s. They do not have the patience or the determination of the Father who is superior to them.

In Ezekiel 45:18-20, the people are told to take the young bullock that is without blemish and cleanse the sanctuary. Now this sanctuary is the place Yahweh dwelt in.  It is a type of us, his people. We are the temple of the living God. We are where he dwells, the place that is to be cleansed by the Lamb, or the bullock, that is without blemish. This lamb represents Yasha (Jesus) Christ.

Verse nineteen of Ezekiel 45 tells us, “The priest shall take the blood of the sin offering, and put it upon the posts of the house, and upon the four corners of the settle of the altar, and upon the posts of the gate of the inner court. Do this on the seventh day of the month for everyone that erreth, and for him that is simple: so shall you reconcile the house.”

Let’s go a little further back in time, on the sixth day in Genesis 1:26.  Yahweh said, “Let us make man in our image,” then in verse 31, “Yahweh saw every thing that he had made and behold it was very good.”

This man, who was good, was human. The same human that fell short of the fullness of maturity, the same one that was to reproduce. His offspring are those people that err or fall short. They are the ones that the blood covered their sins. Christ is our Priest. It was he who gave his blood willingly, and his spirit cleanses his temple (all sinful humans).

In John 14:18, our Savior said, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” He continues in verse nineteen, saying, “Yet a little while, and the world sees me no more; but you see me because I live you shall live also.” Read on! “At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me and I in you.”

At this point you might say that Christ is only for the Christians. You may feel the Savior cannot save everyone; he cannot reconcile everyone to himself. But he can, for he is the Savior of the whole world. What is he to save people from? Is it not from evil, sin, ignorance, and from falling short of the image of their Father?

Let us go to John 10:15. Here our Savior types himself as a good shepherd, saying, “As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.”

In Acts 3:20-21, Peter said, “He [Yahweh] shall send Jesus [meaning, Savior] Christ [Anointed Word/Savior]: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things.”  Peter continues in verse 25 and 26, saying, “You are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which Yahweh made with our fathers, saying, unto Abraham, “And in your seed shall all the kindreds [all nations] of the earth be blessed. Unto you first Yahweh, having raised up his Son Yasha, sent him to bless you, in turning away everyone [of you] from his iniquities.” Notice, “of you” was added by the translator.

Now, keep in mind, Christ had no children in the natural, so our natural bloodline is no more of any value, because we are all to be born into the family of Christ.

“Yahweh commendeth [constituted] his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in Yahweh through our Lord the Anointed Savior, by whom we have now received the atonement [restoration]”  (Romans 5:8-11).

“Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to Yahweh, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people” (Hebrews 2:17).

“All things are of Yahweh, who has reconciled us to himself by Yasha Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that Yahweh was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and has committed unto us the word of reconciliation” (2 Cor. 5:18-19).

“For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.  How think ye? If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, does he not leave the ninety and nine, and go into the mountains, and seeks that which is gone astray? And if so be that he finds it he rejoices more of that sheep, then of the ninety and nine, which went not astray. Even so (in this way) it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish” (Matthew 18:11-14).

When John saw Christ coming toward him, he said, “Behold the Lamb of Yahweh, which takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29).

“In the beginning was the Word [Christ], and the Word was with God [Yahweh], and the Word was God” (John 1:1).

“For Yahweh so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For Yahweh sent not his Son into the world not to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).

Let us build our faith toward these words of our Creator: “So shall my word be that goes 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).

“And he [Christ] is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the whole world” (John 2:2). A propitiation is one who puts an end to something.