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The Epistle of Barnabas 7-8 - The Crown of Thorns with Vinegar and Gall

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posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 06:03 PM
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Barnabas 7:1
Understand therefore, children of gladness, that the good Lord
manifested all things to us beforehand, that we might know to whom we
ought in all things to render thanksgiving and praise.

---Again, God draws the future into the past. Why? So his hand can be identified as the one acting on our behalf. God is a Father and we are the Children. As I pointed out from Matthew 18, we are not simply children here. We are also entangled with our higher self there as the Angel facing the Father.

Barnabas 7:2
If then the Son of God, being Lord and future Judge of quick and
dead, suffered that His wound might give us life, let us believe that
the Son of God could not suffer except for our sakes.

---The Son of God brings the dead person back to life in a process known as baptism. Why is this significant to what Barnabas is saying here? John 6 tells you why. Only the righteous will be raised during the final 1000 year reign of Christ. We are command to enter the Sabbath rest on the seventh day. The Day of the Lord is this day of rest for mankind. When was the mankind created in Genesis 1? On the sixth day. When is the new man created in the Genesis 2 copy of creation? At the end of the sixth day. God rested on the seventh after man had been created.

Barnabas 7:3
But moreover when crucified He had vinegar and gall given Him to
drink. Hear how on this matter the priests of the temple have
revealed. Seeing that there is a commandment in scripture,
Whatsoever shall not observe the fast shall surely die, the Lord
commanded, because He was in His own person about to offer the vessel
of His Spirit a sacrifice for our sins, that the type also which was
given in Isaac who was offered upon the altar should be fulfilled.

---With Issac, a ram was provided in his place.

Barnabas 7:4
What then saith He in the prophet? And let them eat of the goat
that is offered at the fast for all their sins. Attend carefully;
And let all the priests alone eat the entrails unwashed with

---This is a significant mystery hinted at here. Which priests ate the unwashed entrails? What is the connection of the goat to fasting as commanded by Christ? How does this connect to the vinegar and gall given to Christ? Yom Kipper - While the people mourned, the priests fiested.

Barnabas 7:5
Wherefore? Since ye are to give Me, who am to offer My flesh for the
sins of My new people, gall with vinegar to drink, eat ye alone,
while the people fasteth and waileth in sackcloth and ashes; that He
might shew that He must suffer at their hands.

Barnabas 7:6
Attend ye to the commandments which He gave. Take two goats, fair
and alike, and offer them, and let the priest take the one for a
whole burnt offering for sins.

Barnabas 7:7
But the other one--what must they do with it? Accursed, saith He,
is the one. Give heed how the type of Jesus is revealed.

---See the Son of God for Dummies thread on why this was necessary: Son of God for Dummies. If you don't get it, consider the fact that Job did not need a sacrifice at then end of the book of Job. Why? He knew his Redeemer already (Job 19). The same is true for us. If we know our Redeemer, we are free by HIS sacrifice.

Barnabas 7:8
And do ye all spit upon it and goad it, and place scarlet wool
about its head, and so let it be cast into the wilderness. And
when it is so done, he that taketh the goat into the wilderness
leadeth it, and taketh off the wool, and putteth it upon the branch
which is called Rachia, the same whereof we are wont to eat the
shoots when we find them in the country. Of this briar alone is the
fruit thus sweet.

---I cannot begin to expand this for you here. The shoots are what comes up from a pruned tree. Since Israel was pruned to the stump, the new shoots come from the old stump. When the fig tree was not bearing fruit in the first century, it was cursed. From the stump, new sweet fruit emerges. Taking off the wool is what happens to the sheep. This is the removal of sin while in the wilderness. The wool is then made into a fine robe. This is the suffering of the saints. See this link on the two trees associated with John the Baptist.

Barnabas 7:9
What then meaneth this? Give heed. The one at the alter, and the
other accursed. And moreover the accursed one crowned. For they
shall see Him in that day wearing the long scarlet robe about His
flesh, and shall say, Is not this He, Whom once we crucified and set
at nought and spat upon; verily this was He, Who then said that He
was the Son of God.

Barnabas 7:10
For how is He like the goat? For this reason it says the goats
shall be fair and alike, that, when they shall see Him coming
then, they may be astonished at the likeness of the goat. Therefore
behold the type of Jesus that was to suffer.

---Jesus was the last Adam. According to Job 19, the first Adam was the coming Redeemer (root of the trouble).

Barnabas 7:11
But what meaneth it, that they place the wool in the midst of the
thorns? It is a type of Jesus set forth for the Church, since
whosoever should desire to take away the scarlet wool it behoved him
to suffer many things owing to the terrible nature of the thorn, and
through affliction to win the mastery over it. Thus, He saith, they
that desire to see Me, and to attain unto My kingdom, must lay hold
on Me through tribulation and affliction.

---Christians will suffer. For various reasons, it will be different for each. Baptism is the process to work out these afflictions in life through repentance and works. Christ is our salvation, but faith without works is dead. A changed heart will overflow with goodness.

posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 06:11 PM
Barnabas 8:1
But what think ye meaneth the type, where the commandment is given
to Israel that those men, whose sins are full grown, offer an heifer
and slaughter and burn it, and then that the children take up the
ashes, and cast them into vessels, and twist the scarlet wool on a
tree (see here again is the type of the cross and the scarlet wool),
and the hyssop, and that this done the children should sprinkle the
people one by one, that they may be purified from their sins?

Barnabas 8:2
Understand ye how in all plainness it is spoken unto you; the calf is
Jesus, the men that offer it, being sinners, are they that offered
Him for the slaughter. After this it is no more men (who offer); the
glory is no more for sinners.

---In other words, the sinner cannot make the sacrifice any longer. It is Christ who is the new High Priest.

Hebrews 9

23 It was necessary, then, for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence. 25 Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own. 26 Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

Barnabas 8:3
The children who sprinkle are they that preached unto us the
forgiveness of sins and the purification of our heart, they to whom,
being twelve in number for a testimony unto the tribes (for there are
twelve tribes of Israel), He gave authority over the Gospel, that
they should preach it.

---And now we get back to chapter one of Acts. Barnabas was not the chosen to replace Judas. The lots were cast. Is Barnabas bitter over this outcome? No. He is humble. He comes in the name of the Lord and not his own.

Barnabas 8:4
But wherefore are the children that sprinkle three in number? For a
testimony unto Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, because these are mighty
before God.

---Each represents a tribe of Israel and part of Abraham's seed.

Barnabas 8:5
Then there is the placing the wool on the tree. This means that the
kingdom of Jesus is on the cross, and that they who set their hope on
Him shall live for ever.

---Galatians 3 - 26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Barnabas 8:6
And why is there the wool and the hyssop at the same time? Because
in His kingdom there shall be evil and foul days, in which we shall
be saved; for he who suffers pain in the flesh is healed through the
foulness of the hyssop.

---1 Peter 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

Barnabas 8:7
Now to us indeed it is manifest that these things so befell for this
reason, but to them they were dark, because they heard not the voice
of the Lord.

---You must be born again. There is still hope for the Experts in the Law if they hear the voice and repent. Time is running out. Wake up.

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