2 Cor 5:15 And He died for all that those who live may no longer live to themselves but to Him who died for them and has been raised. (17) So then if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away; behold, they have become new. 1 Cor 15:45 ...the last Adam became a life-giving Spirit. Rev 1:18 ...I became dead, and behold, I am living forever and ever; and I have the keys of death and of Hades.
[Part 3 of 4] Having lived on earth for thirty-three and a half years, the Lord Jesus knew that it was necessary for Him to go to Mount Moriah and accomplish His all-inclusive death. The Lord did not die an ordinary death; on the contrary, He died an extraordinary death. This extraordinary death was all- inclusive, and it accomplished everything God required to clear up the universe, terminate the old creation, and bring the old creation with Him into His tomb. After terminating the old creation, the Lord, on the one hand, rested in the tomb. On the other hand, while He was resting in His fleshly body, He was working in His spirit in Hades (1 Pet. 3:18-20). In Hades He proclaimed God's victory over His enemy, Satan. Then, after accomplishing in full God's purpose through His all-inclusive death, Christ walked out of death and rose up from the tomb. In this way He became the resurrected Savior and Redeemer. Furthermore, in His resurrection He became the all-inclusive life-giving Spirit. In His resurrection Christ became such a One. [continued tomorrow]
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