“Notwithstanding the king’s word prevailed against Joab…” (2Samuel 24:4)
(…continues from part 8…)
9) Dâvid or Dâvı̂yd (daw-veed’) is the Hebrew for ‘David’ meaning: ‘beloved or loving’. Divine rapprochement with David makes Adam an object of His dear love. When your heart directs enamouredness towards an individual, you most definitely want to engage the object of your affection affectionately by making gregarious contacts of verbalism with your object of agapē – Greek word for ‘unconditional love’. A brilliant, beautiful and most apropos definition of agapē by one man of God, is: ‘A love called out of the heart of the lover, on account of the value the lover has placed upon the object of his love’. This is what God did to engender the effusion of the microcosm of the entire Scripture: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). The propitiatory use of the two animals in lieu of the death sentence hanging on sin-soaked Adam the male and the female testifies of the agapē about to be lavished on the elevation of Adamic restoration. Even when David sinned against Jehovah by numbering Israel, David asked for forgiveness; and the love that God had sworn to pamper David with, made Jehovah to forgive His beloved Adamic creature.
The fall of Adam was not the end of Adamic glory.
The Adamic pristine couple was not robed in the animal skins just for the thrill and fun of Christmas clothing purchased for the children. It was a grand connectivity with the soteriology. It was purely sacrificial. The Bible does not disclose how many lambs, goats or rams were slaughtered. But it is quite clear that it was for the Eden couple. The number two, being the Scriptural numerology for witness and of testimony, they stood in prognostication of the True Lamb of God – Adam being of His image. As far as God was concerned, salvation had come to mankind, even in his sinfulness. It is on account of this facticity that one Pauline couch reads, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). And because it is solely the choice of Divinity, one should understand why it also says, “Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:9).
One very good reason that called for the Adamic elevation was the need for God to give Himself the legality to put Lucifer away for good. When you read something like God ‘being needy’ for whatever it is, it is never in the sense of Divine bankruptcy or shortcoming. Jehovah has all He needs or wants from eternality of the past to the futuristic periods of eternity. In all aspects, God wields absolute perfection. Sitting under Scriptural exegetical didacticism of God’s need for anything simply points to the facticity that pictures the humble stance of Divinity, assuming the status of cognitive operational reality known of Adamic level.
The Holy Spirit: seated in the holy of holies
One ministering colleague of mine once said that some Christians believe that among the Trinity, the Holy Spirit is the humblest, in that He is so humble that He does so many good things but does not even reveal Himself. But that allusion does not hold scriptural water at all. My exasperation is, “The Holy Spirit, the humblest?” There is no such superlative comparativeness among the Members of the Godhead. The thought of it alone is tantamount to theological incongruity, alien to the protocolary stance of Scripture. The Three Members are eternally equal in essence. God, therefore, exhibits humility as He does things like this to enable the rational man to understand divine affability.
The LORD God is God of legality. For the legal terms to be met He must bring Lucifer to the Divine court of justice and the facts of satanic culpability. God would not allow Lucifer to have a fourth chance: four, which is creation in Scriptural numerology, will give him a divine status – which he possesses not – Lucifer can only be made to have three opportunities. In heaven, he had an opportunity to spread the goodness of the Creator. He did not; he filled the angelic reasoning with calumnious putsch against the rainbow administration of celestial Majesty. Kicked out of heaven, there were beings on earth before the eventual creation of Adamic intelligent beings. The subtlety of Satanism and the attendant tergiversation swayed the sympathy of the beings of that age, giving their spiritual support in the ominous acceptance of Luciferian rule. The earth was brought under water as an annihilating punishment.
For billions of years, no doubt, the chaotic scene of the earth remained until the re-creationism of Genesis 1:2. The Hebrew word, tôhû (to’-hoo) meaning: ‘formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness; to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain;’ is the proof of the cataclysmic catastrophe that marked the situation in which God said, “Let there be light.” The ‘Light’ was actually Himself. Christ had to create Adam as the headship of the earth, and in the likeness and image of Himself, so that satanic incursion and the attendant destructive attempt of God’s Eden viceroy was another putsch against God’s anointed. This third time evil perpetration makes Lucifer an incorrigibly perfect manifestation of God’s enemy.
His death was to elevate the fallen Adam
Why did Jesus decide to die the cross of Calvary? His death was to elevate the fallen Adam, and never to undo the fall of the angelic participation of the empyreal coup d’état, whose confinement still remain in Tartarus. The Golgotha crucifixion was a grand design to web Lucifer. How do I know that he fell for it? 1Corinthians 2:7-8 “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8) Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” Paul went on in the next verse to show for who He had died. “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” (1Corinthians 2:9). What marks a Christian out is his love and service to the cause of Jesus Christ. John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” Then inJohn 14:21, “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.” The race of Adam that Satan thought he had successfully brought into sin and waiting to be thrown into annihilation has been graciously glorified. What a God of mercy He is! What a God of mercy Jehovah is! He forgives iniquity, forgives transgressions; preserves mercy for thousands. By this new and living way the elevation of Adam is perfected. Amen!
Spiritual acquittal and discharge takes place only when one is born again. To be born again, say, with all your heart, this simple prayer:
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
Read part 8 here