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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
. 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.