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Transquotation: Genesis 18:2-5; 18:7

22 Dec

Hello again!

This is what God gave me today in His word:

Verses:

He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth and said, “O Lord, if I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant. Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree, while I bring a morsel of bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on–since you have come to your servant.” So they said, “Do as you have said.” (Genesis 18:2-5)

And Abraham ran to the herd and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to a young man, who prepared it quickly. (Genesis 18:7)

Transquote:

We lifted up our eyes and looked, and behold, three men, God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit were standing in front of us. And we were found guilty in their sight, worthy of destruction. When we saw them we said, “O Lord, though I have not found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant. For a sacrifice, holy and blameless, has been offered before you.”

And we showed God His own son’s scars, and He had mercy on us.

Explanation of the transquote:

One righteous God + One world full of unrighteous, wicked people = One more extinct species. Getting that answer is as easy as adding one and one together to get two. Pretty much every civilization has done this math, whether they believed in the one true God. Almost everyone understands that there has to be some sort of almighty creator out there, which if displeased, will wipe them out. At least, it’s what several Indians, somewhat the Egyptians, and also somewhat the Roman’s believed; you displease the gods and the gods kill you. This is the story of judgment.  Except for the Christian. When we lift our eyes and see God; we’ll be in Heaven. When we see Him, we know we’re forgiven.

How? His son. He came to Earth, died for us (thus saving us), rose again, and even now intercedes on our behaves. This is the story of the Gospel (please don’t confuse the two, that would be bad). Abraham offered a calf to God in order to “refresh Him.” Jesus was offered to refresh God as well. Each time God sees His son, His memory is refreshed; like with rainbow and God’s promise not to flood the Earth again which comes with it. We’ve been washed clean in Jesus’ blood, and so long as that is true – so long as we continue to be washed clean, or in other words, for all eternity – we’re saved. Like the rainbow, every time God look at His son, He remembers that His son has paid the price of our redemption.

New Testament confirmation:

 5 Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:

   “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, 
   but a body you prepared for me; 
6 with burnt offerings and sin offerings 
   you were not pleased. 
7 Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll— 
   I have come to do your will, my God.’”[a]

 8 First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them”—though they were offered in accordance with the law. 9Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. 10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. (Hebrews 10:5-10)

Context confirmation:

Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them. And he stood by them under the tree while they ate. (Genesis 18:8)

They ate it; it refreshed Him. The food did what it was supposed to do. So did Christ’s death.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland

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