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Christ's sacrifice opened the way for all mankind to be with the Father because we are now correct, now perfect and now holy in the Father's eyes and this as a gift:.Romans 5:11 "And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Emmanuel Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.(or being made 'at one purpose with God', 'reconciled')."

One may be reconciled and be unaware of that, as a vast amount of mankind is. If one doesn't know something, information is lacking that he or she could believe in, agree with and that is acceptance and spiritual power. Those who believe are "saved to  the utmost":.Hebrews 7:25 "Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.".So, people have to be exposed to information, information that is correct, that is, in accordance with the true message of the New Testament's gospel, because its information is on the helpful side:.1Corinthians 14:7-9 "...except you utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for you shall speak into the air."

Matthew 18:3 "And said, Verily I say unto you, Except you be converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." John 6:53 "Then Emmanuel said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.".Just means to learn about the epitome of higher consciousness, that this is the fuel that keeps you going spiritually, that keeps you in eternal life:.John 15:1-9 "I am the true vine and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away and every branch that bears fruit, he purges it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now.you are clean through the word.which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me and I in you.(that is, if it's you decision to abide in me, I'll then be in you). As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine, no more can you.(you can't either), except you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He that abides in me and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit.(a dynamic.{2Corinthians 3:6 "...the spirit.gives life"}, not a static relationship which is the normal way of life with the consciousness we came here with), for without me you can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch and is withered and men gather them and cast them into the fire and they are burned. If you abide in me and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will.(what you need, desire, etc.).and it shall be done unto you.  Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit.(so ask for that which enables you to grow spiritually; why:.1Corinthians 2:9); so shall you be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Continue you in my love."

Hebrews 2:17 "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 God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people."

Are we to sacrifice today as in the Old Testament?.Hebrews 10:26 ".....there remains no other sacrifice for sins.".Christ's sacrifice covered it.all!.Hebrews 9:13,14 "For if the blood of bulls and of goats and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies to the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Hebrews 10:4 "For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away.(original is 'cut off', 'remove').sins."

Now did He just take away sins that came before Him?.Hebrews 9:15 "And for this cause he is the mediator of the New Testament, that by means of death for the redemption of the transgressions.that were under the first testament, they which are calledmight receive the promise of eternal inheritance."
   That is what Christ did for us. He reconciled us:.2Corinthians 5:18-20.
   The 'sacrifices' for today are...

And why did He have to take away sin anyway? Why did He have to die for sin?

Sin has been with mankind since mankind has been on the Earth. In Old Testament times sins were covered.(Psalms 32:1).during the year, covered and forgotten until once a year when remembrace was again made of the sins during only the past year, then forgotten forever. However today in spite of what Christ came to do, many churchgoers are reminded almost weekly of their sins thanks to false ministers.

Since those living at the time of Christ on Earth were familiar with the Old Testament laws and sacrifices and the time for all these over 600 laws, sacrifices, etc. was now completely over in God's plan, something Earth shaking was needed to completely sever any connection with Old Testament decrees, commandments, etc., which the religiots at the time, the Pharisees and their ilk wanted to maintain for their profit. Is it much different today?

If a messenger of God were to come and announce to everyone back then in the midst of all the Old Testament practices still going on that sin is now over, it would not have had much affect upon the habits of the people, like, what do we do know now, now that sin is gone?; hmmm, do we still go to the synagogue, do we still do sacrifices, should we still be into all this law keeping as dictated by all these 600 plus laws?

Some would believe the messenger and move onward. But most would remain stuck in their old habits, relying on what had become a comfortable form of worship they had developed. Most would still equate sin to do with what they had been used to, that of being covered by that Old Testament system which included going to the priesthood to have sin covered. Now all that is over, except in some modern day religions.

Not only did Christ have to come and upset the entire world.(Acts 19:23).then, but also the entire Old Testament system had to be so wiped out that it would never recover.

A new way had begun, not based on physical obedience, but now a new way with great promises:.Acts 17:19,20; 2Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:15; 4:24; Colossians 3:10; Hebrews 8:13; 9:15; 10:20; 1John 2:8; 2John 1:5,6;

So how should we view all this?.Hebrews 10:19-24 "Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Emmanuel, by a new and living way, which he has consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh. And having a high priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water, let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering, for he is faithful that promised. And let us consider one another.(and not this).to provoke unto love and to good works." Ephesians 2:14 "For he is our peace, who has made both one and has broken down the middle wall of partition between us."

This drastic difference between the old and new covenants would separate those who strongly believed they should adhere to the old, as the Pharisees did in Emmanuel's time. 

The Pharisees added so many of their own traditions, their own righteousnesses to the law they claimed they knew so well.(Matthew 23:1-3), that they totally corrupted the Old Testament laws, but they thought that they were the righteous intelligent ones:.Proverbs 14:12. Paul was the same before his conversion.

What the mind can think to do out of touch with the Great Infinite One.is amazing:.Luke 18:10-14; Matthew 5:20; 12:14; 15:12; 19:3; 22:15; 23:14,25; Mark 2:16; 3:6; 7:3; 8:11; Luke 5:30; 6:7; 11:39; 15:2; John 8:3; 9:16; 11:57; 12:42; Acts 23:7,9.

But,.Ezekiel 33:12-16 "...The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression. As for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turns from his wickedness, neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth. When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live, if he trust to his own righteousness and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered, but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it. Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die, if he turn from his sin and do that which is lawful and right.(and in the new covenant, that is belief in Christ).....he shall surely live, he shall not die. None of his sins that he has committed shall be mentioned unto him....."

I mean, these guys were corrupt, vile, judgmental and vicious: Matthew 21:15 "And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did and the children crying in the temple and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David, they were sore displeased.".Welcome to.religion!

Any praise not to these pride filled Pharisees and their ilk caused them to be offended:.Mark 12:38-40. They did not know that there is no peace in the heart unless love for others, sincerity and integrity.reigns. They even threatened those who thought differently. They disallowed heartfelt influence by the writings they claimed they followed:.Matthew 12:3,5; 19:4; 22:29,31; Luke 6:3.

Sadly some who call themselves Christian are like that today, becoming the 'frozen chosen'. 

Paul was not like that!

Emmanuel said that the last shall be first, referring to the spirit being the last thing that humans concern themselves with. You've heard it, 'cramming for the finals':.Matthew 6:10; John 1:10.
 


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"When we learn to say a deep, passionate yes to the things that really matter,
then peace begins to settle onto our lives like golden sunlight sifting to a forest floor."
...Thomas Kinkade
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