The "Theology of the Cross"

juliet agpad's picture

I would like to ask the group to open a good subject to start with about the "Theology of the Cross." IF there is such thing...

beemanlee's picture

RE: My Theology of the Cross

Brother Tom,

Yes, I did leave it open and only hinted as to where we know that it's meaning was to bring all The Glory of G-d's Provision first to The Jews and then unto All of The World.

I did spend a large portion of my post in focusing in on the very first impressions of what this Theology would entail with in The Hebrew Scriptures. The Jewish Patriarchs, Abraham and Moses were given the first indications of how G-d was going to bring Redemption Plan unto Mankind.

Both Hebrew Patriarchs were Divinely Inspired by G-d, which is Eye to eye, as The Hebrew Scholars like to preposition this understanding of how G-d Communicates with those who are lead by The Holy Spirit. G-d Leads and Directs each day, those who are Called and have answered His Calling.

G-d gave both of These Hebrew Patriarchs The Symbolism as The Lamb of G-d and how G-d's Lamb would fit into The Redemption of His People, The Hebrews as well as for The Redemption of all of His Creation, of Mankind.

This foundation for understanding Who The Lamb of G-d was to be is pointing out within the context of The Hebrew Torah and was not identified with a specific name that we would know as Hebrew.

It was first indicate by The Blood that Was Shed by The Lamb of G-d that is identified as Salvation.

Let me add here that this is referred to as, The Akedah or The Gospel of Moses, by those Jews that are known as Messianic. From: Hebrew4Christians

...The Akedah, עֲקֵדָה, "binding", is the story of how Abraham was tested by G-d to bind his "only begotten son" , in Hebrew, בֵּן יָחִיד, Isaac and offer him as a sacrifice on Mount Moriah -- the place of the future Temple, from Gen. 22:1-18. At the very last moment, G-d stopped Abraham from going through with the sacrifice and provided a ram as a substitute. Abraham then named the location Adonai-Yireh, and in Hebrew יהוה יִרְאֶה, "The L-RD who Sees", from the 3p impf. of the verb ra'ah, רָאָה, "to see". In a sense, the story of The Akedah may be understood as the "Gospel according to Moses", from Luke 24:27 and John 5:46...
Reference from:

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Meditations/Seh_HaElohim/seh_haelohim.html

This information may help some of us who are reading this and have never really understood The Tanakh of The Old Testament from our Christian Bible. Now with more to complete our understanding of how The Cross and G-d's Provision fits into our understanding of G-d's Perfect Lamb That takes away the sins of The World. From: Hebrew4Christians

... Although many artists have pictured Issac as a youth during the Akedah, tradition says that he was 37 years old at the time of the binding. Isaac's age is derived from the tradition that the horror of Abraham's offering literally caused the death of his mother Sarah at age 127 (Gen. 23:1)... See the "Akedah of Sarah" for more.

...As Messianic believers, we understand The Akedah as a foreshadowing of the ultimate sacrifice the heavenly Father would give on our behalf. Unlike Abraham, G-d The Father actually offered His Only Begotten Son (בֵּן יָחִיד) Yeshua/Jesus upon Moriah in order to make Salvation available to all who believe (John 3:16-18; 1 John 4:9). As Abraham himself believed: אֱלהִים יִרְאֶה־לּוֹ הַשֶּׂה / Elohim yireh-lo haseh ("G-d Himself will provide a Lamb")...

Consider how The Akedah provides a prophetic picture of the Mashiach/Messiah Yeshua/Jesus as the "Lamb of G-d" (Seh haElohim) who takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29). Both Isaac and Yeshua/Jesus were born miraculously; both were "only begotten sons"; both were to be sacrificed by their fathers at Mount Moriah; both experienced a "passion"; both willingly took up the means of his execution; both were to be resurrected on the third day (Gen. 22:5, Heb. 11:17-19); and both demonstrate that one life can be sacrificed for another – the ram for Isaac, and Yeshua/Jesus for all of mankind. Indeed, Isaac is a clear picture of the Greater Seed of Abraham to come, the One who would remove the kelalah (curse) and save us from death...

Shalom,

Lee...




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