Love’s True Expression in the Sacrifice of Christ
When we are dealing with the crucifixion of Yasha, it helps to consider the mercy of Yahweh and to understand the purpose of his visit to earth. We can miss some very important elements of his ministry if we only key in on the cross experience and its consequences. Yasha’s roll as the Savior can never be exalted beyond its significance, but there are other elements we need to consider if we desire to glimpse the splendor of the whole scope.
At the time of the Lord’s earthly ministry, the Mosaic Law was a state religion and to question its authority was to subject oneself to great danger. Breaking one minor man-made rule could warrant a death sentence if the Sanhedrin Counsel desired to have it so. Yasha was tried and condemned to die a very cruel and horrifying death for saying Yahweh was his father. Taking this into consideration, it is not too difficult to come to the conclusion that bringing the ceremonial law dispensation to its full consummation by birthing the new covenant demanded a strong move that was beyond the ability of natural man.
Through Yasha’s submission to the ceremonial law, he brought creation into the new covenant. The ceremonial law had no power over him because he lived above its demands. This fact is important to a clear understanding. We must remember, he (the Anointed Word) came in the flesh and joined himself to the human race. By fulfilling the ceremonial law and walking in the fullness of the Ten Commandments, he established a higher principle and set up a kingdom based on the pinnacle he had reached as a man (see 1 Corinthians 15:21). But his visit to earth was more than that. Love has no power until it is expressed. In sacrificing all that he possessed in his manhood, our Lord expressed the very highest pinnacle of divine love.
Love had to express itself before it could reveal the lack in the adamic realm; that is, the adamic kingdom could not be over-powered until a higher, more effective, principle was expressed in the flesh, revealing the limitations of carnal love. The lie, or misrepresentation of Yahweh, had ruled over creation. Or I could say, when a higher love was expressed, it destroyed the lie that had held man’s mind in captivity.
This captivating power existed only in the carnal mind; the carnal mind could not see anything above its own power and ability. But the law had brought human perception to a degree of understanding that enabled a remnant to grasp a higher concept of Yahweh. This remnant could see something beyond and higher than their very best performance. They, for the first time, became aware of their lack. They lost the man-God concept and saw Yahweh as Spirit and perceived him as the Spirit that was expressed in unconditional love.
This higher principle that penetrated the human’s imagination birthed the love that was expressed in Yasha. This love overpowered carnality through its ability to be expressed and demanded a higher order of spiritual government. By openly expressing a higher manifestation of love, Yasha replaced the adamic priesthood by canceling out the need for man’s mediatorial rulership of man over man. This is accomplished by “Truth” uniting with man. Man had now overcome the need for a child conductor, which is the sacrificial law, or priesthood. Through man’s revelation of his lack, or sin, the sperm of truth-in-the-law cultivated the soil to receive seed, or created a desire in the mind of man to rise above his lack. This desire gave the creation the potential to develop and function in this higher love expression.
Yahweh, or Love’s true expression, had to penetrate man’s consciousness; the creation had to become aware of love to believe it existed and to desire to inhabit that higher realm. Not all men were convinced, but the few that believed were sufficient to propagate the seed thought so that it began to grow and spread itself in the earth. This is what is spoken of as the Kingdom of Yahweh, or Heaven.
The Father sent his love expression in a flesh and blood body as a living manifestation of himself. This was a manifestation that went beyond faith—they could see, touch and feel it; it had substance. This was necessary to open the eyes of Yahweh’s people and to awaken them to the reality of righteousness. He came as a light into the world; those that he confronted could choose to seek to reach his pinnacle or choose to sleep on in their darkness. Israel, for the greatest part, chose darkness.
I was so elated when the Spirit revealed the above revelation to me. I understood for the first time why Yasha had to be sacrificed. I knew that Yahweh did not demand Yasha’s death to appease his anger at mankind, but I could not fully grasp the meaning of his death. I knew his life had to be given for me, and the one reason was for the crucifixion of the old nature. The one thing I knew was that the God who had revealed himself to me was love. There was no way the story that I was hearing from the pulpit could be true. My God was and still is a God of perfected love and mercy. And though he is responsible for our lack, the motivation that drew creation’s plan and initiated its operation came through the highest and most excellent wisdom of all of his works.