We left off from pt.1 of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection understanding our flesh mind must be crucified, for our soul within to be resurrected up as a spiritual man. As it is written; The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. We must understand that this being raised up a quickening spirit is not something that occurs without change taking place from within. Think on this. Did Yahushua perform miracles before his baptism with the Holy Ghost, or after?
Believing you answered correctly, I then will say, this resurrection we seek is a conscious change from within. It goes beyond a religious, and, or, emotional experience. We seek that which becomes an outer demonstration of our flesh mind being nailed to the cross, and our spiritual man being raised up in control, resurrected to the position of oneness with our Heavenly Father that existed before the fall. In our present conscious state all men reside in the wilderness, in conscious separation from our Heavenly Father.
“And Yahweh saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was EVIL continually.” Gen 6:5
Therefore, man needed the one called our Saviour to show us the way out of the wilderness, he alone has lighted the path that leads to a return to a oneness with our Heavenly Father. As living Souls, we think in separation from the Father bringing forth death. Did not the Father say, “In the day you eat thereof, you shall surely die.”
But Yahweh so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whomsoever believeth on him shalt not perish, but shall have everlasting life. But everlasting life is not pronounced upon living souls, those still wandering in the wilderness until death. We seek that demonstrated by the Master who rose from the grave a quickened Spirit. Yes, once again, the flesh man must die, so the spirit man can arise, and that unto everlasting life. We can liken this to our rebirth, or, as the Master has spoken, ” You must Be Born again.”
We should understand this is not a flesh re-birth, as Nicodemus implied; “Can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his Mother’s womb?” To which the master replied, “That which is born of flesh is flesh; and that which is born of Spirit is spirit. Having nailed our flesh to the cross, we seek to be born again; our spiritual resurrection. Yahushua has shown us the way. In the wilderness when tempted by the adversary, he proclaimed this key to our deliverance. “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of Yehovah.
So too Yah’s word we go bearing our cross the symbol of our desire to crucify the flesh, to be reborn, or raised up a quickened Spirit. Believing Yahushua our Master, we abide in him, to the doing of his words.
“How can you say you love me, and do not the things that I say!”
We proceed then with prayer and meditation on the Master’s teachings, also the Psalms, and the Proverbs to nail that flesh Mind to the cross. “Take up your cross and follow me, the Master has spoken.” His time was spent in prayer and meditation daily. Can you not see his flesh mind was crucified way before his body crucifixion?
Think again on his 40 days, and 40 nights, in prayer in the wilderness. See again the adversary appearing to tempt him, only after when his body was hungered. Hear again Satan, as he directs his thoughts to the needs of the flesh. “If you be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.” Understand now, if not before, the victory in these words. “It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out from the mouth of God.” Are these the words of a mind attentive to the needs of the flesh, or the words of a mind that has sacrificed the flesh within to attain the blessings of Yehovah from above?
Therefore, as he has done, we also must do. Acknowledge we journey in the wilderness needing to crucify the flesh within. Through prayer and meditation we nail that flesh mind to the cross, knowing in the hour of our temptation these words we desire to speak. “It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out from the mouth of God. With the flesh mind nailed to the cross we begin our resurrection with obedience to his word. Surely the psalmist has said;
“Blessed is the man who walketh not in the council of the ungodly, nor Standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitters in the seat of the scornful, but his delight is in the law of Yehovah, and in his law doth he meditate night and day. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of waters that bringeth forth its fruit in its season, his leaf shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth will prosper. Psalm 1
Yahushua, our master and teacher, walked in obedience to our Father’s word. When tempted by the adversary to bow to the needs of the limiting flesh, he responded without hesitation, “It is written.” We who abide in him seek also to do the same. For we once walked in darkness, (spiritual ignorance) along the path to death and the grave, but we now press on to our spiritual resurrection, to walk in obedience to the Father’s word, believing on Yahushua. Has he not said;
“If you continue in my word, you are my disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
This then becomes the sign of our resurrection, the tone of our obedience, the continuance in his word, for the Master has said;
“If a man keep my sayings he will never see death.”
While yet in the wilderness they that dwelled died, and still die as of today. But you who seek life, and that to everlasting, must do this one thing, abide in the Master. He alone has shown the way out of the wilderness. He alone has shown the life changing mystery hidden within the crucifixion, and the resurrection, and he alone shines the light on the path to your redemption. He alone!
“I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.” John 12:46
“If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. John 15:6
Let your eyes be opened,