6 “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, The leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them.
7 The cow and the bear shall graze; Their young ones shall lie down together; And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den.
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord As the waters cover the sea.
2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air(Satan is over the elements experienced by earth), the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,
Ezekiel 28:14reveals this:
14 “You (Satan, or as he is also called, Lucifer)werethe anointed cherub who covers(he was anointed and appointed to cover or protect creation); I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God(God rules from His mountain); you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
17 “Your heart was lifted upbecause of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom(his knowledge and thinking is twisted, but Eve chose it) for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, that they might gaze at you.
1 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
2 that the sons of God(the angels)saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of allwhom they chose(we are unfortunately genetically related to these half breeds).
Luke 5:32shows us plainly, Jesus came specifically to save the ones caught up in the enemy's web of sin.
32 I(Yeshua or Jesus) have not come to call the righteous, butsinners, to repentance.” (Since all are the target of the enemy and all have been coerced to sin what a wonderful and much needed gift repentance is!)
Scripture tells us out of the mouth of two or three witnesses a thing is confirmed. Luke in the above scripture told us Christ came to save the sinners, set them free of Satan's traps and Matthew tells us the same thing. Both actually walked with Jesus Himself and should surely know.
13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I(Jesus) desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”
II Corinthians 5:18
18 Nowall things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himselfthrough Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, (We should all want to share the good news of the Kingdom, informing others that we have another chance! No sin can stand in our way, because the restoration and reconciliation is God's desire and His works! He has a plan and Christ gave His life to guarantee its success.)
I Peter 3:18
18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just(a holy God)for the unjust(mankind before repentance and baptism), that He might bring us to God(Adam disconnected us, Jesus reconnects us as before the fall), being put to death in the flesh(His body could be killed, but not His spirit) but made alive by the Spirit(the Holy Spirit resurrected Him to the defeat of death, hell and the grave),
31 “Therefore I say to you(Jesus speaking), everysinand blasphemywill be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.
32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it willbe forgiven him (that is to come against Jesus Himself, the human vessel will be forgiven); butwhoever speaksagainstthe Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this ageorin the age to come(speaking of now).
Here is an example of the unforgivable sin.
22 And the scribes(the Pharisees and Sadducees, the teachers) who came down from Jerusalemsaid, “He (Jesus) has Beelzebub(another name for Satan),” and, “By the ruler of the demons He casts out demons.” (There will be no forgiveness for these ones as they spoke against the Spirit of God in Christ.)
II Corinthians 5:19shows us God's Spirit entered Jesus, no evil spirit has ever possessed Him as they could not enter His holiness.
19 that is, that God was in Christreconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
Mark 3:28-30says it plainly again.
28 “Assuredly, I say to you, allsins will be forgiven the sons of men, andwhatever blasphemies they may utter; (all sins, do you see that?)
29 buthe who blasphemes against the Holy Spiritneverhas forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation”—
30 becausetheysaid, “He has an unclean spirit.” (Jesus was the vessel the Spirit of God was operating through.)
Understand, these educated men, trained in the things of God and teaching others were saying the things Jesus did was accomplished through the spirit of the devil! So according to scripture, they could come against Jesus Himself, not liking his character or personality, something about Him personally, but it would be death to come against the Spirit of God in Him. Remember on the cross He looked out at those that were crucifying Him and said, “forgive them, Father, they know not what they do”, and they were! It is this same wonderful Jesus we turn to when we want forgiven today, this same Jesus who embraces us gladly when we tell Him we want to know God!
Mark 10:45tells us,
45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His lifea ransom for many.” (The penalty for committing sins is death, the Lord's death made Him a sacrifice that took our punishment for us and made void our sins.)
15 As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. (God sees His people as sheep, a flock He is Shepherd over. Satan defected as covering so God Himself guards them, protects them and forgives their shortcomings.)
I Peter 2:24
24 who Himself(Jesus)bore our sins in His own body on the tree(the Word says, cursed is the man who is hung on a tree, so He even took the curses on man for breaking God's law, word curses spoken by ones in authority over us, and all the generational curses because we are of Adam), that we, having died to sins(in baptism), might livefor righteousness(a whole new chance as resurrected new creatures!) —by whose stripesyou were healed(totally forgiven so spiritually healed and in the end physically as well).
Romans 6:4explains salvation clearly.
4 Therefore we were buried withHim through baptism into death, thatjust as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even sowe also should walk in newness of life.
12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! (with his evil schemes mixed into the knowledge he fed man they lost contact with God and are therefore weakened)
13 For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throneabove the stars of God(the rest of the universe); I will also sit on the mount of the congregation(as the world's governments) on the farthestsides of the north; (He will be over all earth's creation.)
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds(be prince of the air), I will be like the Most High.’ (He would be like God!)
15 Yet youshall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit. (this is God's promise!)
Let us take a closer look at what the Lord did for each and every one of us. First of all Jesus was born into the Adamic race through Mary and walked as a descendant of Adam for 33 years and never sinned. He had to experience every temptation man has ever experienced, overcome them, defeat them along with all the other sins we commit which He thankfully succeeded in doing! This is how and why we can repent and be guaranteed forgiveness and salvation. He did it for us! It is already done, He made our walk! There is more. Jesus was then baptized, made a new creature with His Spirit resurrected. Again He made the walk, this time for the Spirit filled children of God that falter and again, did it to perfection! He overcame every sin for the born again Spirit filled children of God. So these also, if sincerely repentant, can ask forgiveness of the Father when they make mistakes and maintain their salvation, because He has already defeated our sin for us thus maintaining our righteousness. Yes, Jesus, the Word of God, gave His life to Satan to pay the price for our sin. We know the wages of sin is death, so He died for us! Died in our place and not only us, but all creation! Get it? We don't have to die, creation doesn't have to die, He did it for us! Every sickness, disease, disorder brought on by our sins was put on Him and not only did He die, but He resurrected, defeating death as well as God's opposer. He put to shame God's enemy Satan both spiritually and physically. He did it all! How can we not love Him? How can man and all creation not appreciate Him? How would we dare think what the Lord did was not good enough to blot out our personal sin? As I said I am addressing those that think their sins are too great to be forgiven! Read about the horrible things Apostle Paul did, yet God changed him and he wrote the majority of the New Testament. Look at the story of King David, yet God loved him and promised there would always be someone on his throne in tribute to his devotion to God and of course we know Jesus was born through his line. God can take the bad and make them good, the evil and make them righteous, the cruel and make them kind, even change a murderer to lead, guide and protect His people such as He did through Moses!!
4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come(the wicked, the sick, the burdened ones, all that seek His forgiveness)!” And let him who hearssay, “Come!” And let him who thirstscome. Whoever desires, let him take the water of lifefreely(drink from the fountain of truth).