Jehushtan - It is finished
People now think I’m a Satanist masquerading as a Christian after this! It never ceases to amaze me how quick to judge and ignorant some people can be. They neither know what they believe or understand the simple doctrines of Soteiriology and Hamartialogy on which this concept is based. It also goes without saying that this is a personal portrayal of the doctrines.
I personally don’t give a hoot if people celebrate Halloween on a superficial level or not, whether they consider its origins to be an innocuous holiday such as ‘All Saints Day’ celebrated by Catholics or even think it’s rooted in ancient Druidic occult rituals. For that matter, most religious traditions can be traced back to paganism, yes, including X-mas! But what I am really interested in is the original concept and true significance of this ritual of ‘Ransom’ and ‘Atonement’ that the Druid priest tampered with! Would it startle you to know it goes all the way back to biblical times, God himself being the brainchild behind it! I was, when I realized that the Old Testament festival of the Passover & the Crucifixion has similar implications to the occult ritual of Voodoo and the likes! I would even dare to say that the Crucifixion is the true archetype and everything else is just a cheap imitation of it!
Anyways, in ancient Israel, as part of the ritual to atone for sin, they were commanded to lay hands & confess their sins over an innocent lamb for e.g, by which their sins were transferred to it and was killed in their place. By this their sins were directly dealt with while the sinner was spared (also known as Substitutionary Atonement). While they did this as an act of faith (i.e. they didn’t fully comprehend the extent of the phenomenon) in the redemption that would be fulfilled in Christ’s death 2000 years later (which was also prophesied in Isaiah 53 about 800 years before the actual historical event), we, today, do this by faith in retrograde, but it is by the mysterious act of God’s execution that redemption and righteousness it is imputed to us and we stand justified before Him! It’s baffling that even today to some degree people don’t really understand that he ALSO died as our ‘representative’. That is to say when he died, we who believe also died with Him through baptism (not the ritual, but the actual metaphysical union), and when He was raised we were also raised as kings and priest to newness and life! I also find this phenomenon of faith very similar to my past experiences of astral projection, where by one can project himself to a place by just thinking of the person or place like Beaverton, SF for e.g! I talked at length elsewhere about dabbling in the occult and the madness that ensued, which later brought me to the end of myself. Fortunately for me, I fell dead in the arm of life Himself. So I won’t recount it here again. Blessed are those who know me personally! :)
More on that later, but what I want to point you to (and substantiate what this image is all about) is that on a tertiary level, Sin and Satan was molested and raped on the cross in His flesh through death!! The scrolls say, that He (Yeshuah) not only offered Himself up as an ‘offering’ and ‘sacrifice’ for us to God, but also, He who knew no sin was MADE sin…and God condemned sin in His flesh, nailing it to the cross forever, making a public spectacle after having disarmed principalities and power on high, therefore rendering these entities powerless over us. While not fully comprehending prophesies and the depth of God’s wisdom, Satan actually thought for a moment that he had really annihilated God not realizing it was his own undoing, so much so that i hear he demands human sacrifice every Halloween and on various other occasions! (That should explains, to some degree, why prophesies are ambiguous and sometimes hard to understand). This is also partly why the great I AM who was eternal had to be made flesh and partake of mortality. In doing so He not only became the propitiation for man’s short comings, but also judged all that embodied Sin and destroyed Satan’s work by crucifying it to the cross and still remains God!
So, there you have it. Looks like Satan got tricked and God got his treat!
Oh, belated Halloween greetings to you all!