Jesus Takes His Father's Place on the Cross

Jesus on the cross was the same as God on the cross.

Jesus was able to assume His Father's role because the Law allowed Him to stand-in in his Father's place: "The rite of atonement must be performed by the priest who has been anointed and installed to officiate in place of his father." (Lv.16:32).

Jesus' Father was God. Anointed by the Father, Jesus was installed by Him into a priesthood of divinity which the Old Testament calls 'Melchizedek' (Ps.110:4). It was a priesthood of Father, Son and Holy Spirit exclusively, and so outranked the priesthood of Aaron (and even that of Peter), giving Jesus full authority over the Rite of Atonement and everything that followed.

Standing in for His Father, in obedience to the Law, He bore the sinful 'wife's fault' in his own body. In this way the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary fulfilled the directives of Mosaic Law, allowing God to rescue us entirely within it's own terms.

By describing the two Jerusalem's in the image of women and wives, scripture has bound these two cities and their respective covenants to the Law in this format. (See Esther)

See, Also:

1. 'The Clock of God', Chapter 3, 'The Return of Christ'
2. 'The Clock of God', Chapter 13, 'The Kingdom of Heaven'

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