The redemption of the crucified God

The redemption of the creation through the work of Christ was not just the redemptive act for the fallen race of Adam and the cosmos, it was also the redemption of God?

Adam was the representative image bearer for the God of creation. Through the fall of Adam, as the image bearer of God, the entire creation was brought into the fall.

The work of Christ on the cross was an event in time, which had eternal significance to it.

Through the cross, the creator God not only redeemed his creation, but the creator himself was also redeemed through his own act of redemption?

If Christ is the exact representation of the created order of the whole creation, including the entire cosmos, then how did the fall not affect him. How could the fall be what it was, without God being affected by it?

The bible says that the lamb was slain before the foundation of the world.

The cross event, which was witnessed 2000 years ago on Calvary, was the eternal before the world event, revealed in the history of world time.

The Lamb was slain before time and history. Calvary was the moment when the eternal reality of the crucified one, was revealed. In the moment called time and history.

Eternity stands outside of history, but follows history outside of time.

It does not matter where history is in time, eternity is always now and the same wherever history is.

Eternity does not change like time does. Time is the canvas of eternity.

The eternal event, of the redemptive act of God, is revealed on the canvas of time and history.

The same God, who revealed the same word to Paul, is the very same God that reveals now. It is the same moment, because time is not in the realm of God. God lives outside of the time of the creation.

Redemption is the act, which is already reality, long before the history of the creation and the age of time.

The redeemer was redeemed, by his own act of redemption, through his own redemptive act of creation.

All things now have already been redeemed. The last word time and history heard the redeemer say is, it is finished.

Calvary witnessed the eternal God. Reveal the eternal redemptive act, which was outside of time, but revealed in time.

Time is just witness to the eternal fact and act, of the eternal God. Of an event from eternity, which was revealed in the moment of time and history.

The fullness of redemption is reality now in Christ, but present history is not yet the witness to this once and for all time event. Of the lamb who was slain before the foundation of the world.

How can we be so sure that Christ will return as King and Lord. We can be sure because it is in the eternal now. Where time and history have no place or authority.

Eternity does not answer to time, eternity transforms time.

Paul said the end of all things are at hand, this was 2000 ago. This was because Paul was give revelation of the outside of time event, of the fullness of the redemptive act of creation, but not yet revealed in time and history.

Redemption is complete. It is finished now and forever, time has no place in this act of God. Time is only a witness to it when eternity reveals it through time.

Time will see the fullness of redemption, only when the eternal God chooses to reveal it into time.

The foreign universal power, of sin and death

Universal sin and death were released through the fall of Adam. Through his transgression sin and death entered the creation, which was represented by Adam.

Now this cosmic universal power of sin and death, invades the cosmos of the entire creation.

We have been fooled by the powers of this age, into thinking that sin is a personnel calamity, which one does from time to time, which is very offensive to God.

But Paul speaks of sin as an invading enemy of creation, an outside force brought into a reality that was not, before Adams fall.

Sin is a cosmic power, which has invaded the good creation of a good God. It is a hostile force, which was allowed entrance into the creation, which has now marred dissfigured the entire creation.

Sin is an outsider that broke into the creation, resulting in a complete ruin and calamity, of the image bearing good creation of a loving good God.

Sin is a universally violent force, which the creation is in the grip of. It has invaded, and violently forced the salves of sin, into doing the will of the master, who is death, who is ruled by the prince of the powers of the air, the spirit that now works in the sons of disobedience.

Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world.[a] He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else. Ephesians 2- 1 to 3

Somehow the rulers of this present, but passing evil age, have kept themselves hidden to this profoundly deep mystery of which Paul spoke.

Gods good creation was sold out by Adam, to this prince of this world. Somehow the serpent figure of Genesis took away the birthright from Adam.

Now we are salves to another. We have lost the freedom and liberty, which was given by God to his creatures. This new master of the Adam race is a cruel dictator, who rules his subjects with force and violence. He uses fear and intimidation to control his salves.

This is what this world is under. It is a mystery of the fall. It is hidden to us by nature as the subjects of this dictatorial force, that hidden in the darkness of this present evil age.

This world is not the enemy of a good and loving God. God came to release this world, which he loves, from this cruel dark hostile force called sin and death, that is ruled by a dark and evil prince, of a dark and evil past, who the bible says sinned from the beginning.

This is a comic war, which we are involved with, it requires spiritual weapons to deal with spiritual realities, who dwell in a cosmic realm called the heavenlies.

We as the church are involved in a cosmic universal battle, with very evil an real hostile realities, for the rights of this good creation, that a good God created.

God so loved this world that he sent his only Son, as a slave to redeem his good creation.

God does not condemn the man of his creation. God condemns the hostile force of sin and death ,which is an enemy of a good creation, which was created by a good and loving God.

First fruits of redemption

The election of God is a very profound and deep mystery, so many differing views regarding the truth of it, also so very confusing for so many in the faith.

The reformed view is called double predestination, which was originated by John Calvin, basically what it means is that God elects some to salivation and others to damnation.

The other main view is that its up to us to choose our eternal destiny, God calls all to salvation, but not all respond to his grace.

Basically these are the two main views in the Church regarding the election. There are a few other variations that are similar to these two views.

I kinda take a completely different view on the election of God.

I always had issues with both of these positions. I know that its Gods choice in regards to our salvation into the faith, which I am in complete agreement with Calvin, but the other side of Calvin on election has always given me trouble. I had real hard time believing that God would predestine some to damnation, this just did never sit well with my view of a righteous and just creator, who I believe loves all of his creatures, whom he created. So this view of Calvin was very confusing for me.

The other view was even harder for me to accept. If it was up to us to come to Christ then God would be a very lonely Creator. All have sinned and gone astray, none of us by nature have any desire to come to a holy God. In our true condition we are all rebels and very hostile to the nature of God.

So what is election, does God save all or only some?

One of the great truths that I believe I am starting to see, is that of the doctrine of first fruits. When we go through Romans 9 to 11 Paul is speaking a very different kind of language than what I believe many bible expositors translate to the Church.

Remember when Paul said has God failed Israel because of their unbelief. Paul says no, not at all, the elect represent the whole nation? Paul says that all Israel will be saved, because of the election of grace of the few. The few represents the all?

So I believe the same is true of the nations. God has called some through the election of grace, which represents the whole. Why do not all come to Christ now, its the way God chooses. He chooses parts, which represent the whole of the group.

That’s why Paul could say that all Israel will be saved, just because of the election of the part of the nation? The part represents the whole in the economy of God, the part is the guarantee of the whole.

Its clear through the writings of Paul that Gods desire is to show mercy to all. God is all inclusive toward his creatures. The first fruits is the promise of the whole batch, this is the way God looks at things. I believe this is the track that Paul was on.

Just like the earnest of the spirit, God has put a down payment on the creation, the full payment will be paid on his return from glory.

At this time in history, we live in the parts of redemption, everything is in part, but there will be a day when the whole of the redemption and rectification of the entire creation, will be paid in full.

The first fruits are here to represent the full future payment, which will be paid by the Lord at the end of the age, when he returns to rule and judge his creation.

When I study the bible, I see a complete and utter universal atonement on the cross, how can it be partial? He destroyed sin, death, the devil, hell, there is nothing left that is now able to separate this creatures from his great love, which was displayed for us on the cross.

On that great day of his power, the nations will come to him, he will be satisfied with his great sacrifice, which cost him everything he had, so his creatures could be free.

The epic battle of Calvary

The prince of the powers of the air, who is the ruler of this present age through the dominion of the principalities and powers, regulates his kingdom through the rulers of this present age, who are the principalities and powers.

These powers who regulate Gods good creation, were brought under the domain of the prince of this world by the fall of Adam

Adam who was given the domain of the creation by God, which also included the principalities and powers, through his act of disobedience gave it away to the serpent, who was Satan.

The world ruler who now in this present vanishing age, holds the reins of power through the principalities and powers, he is now called the God of this age.

He is the energizing force, which is the expression of the powers. The powers now through the fall, express the nature of the serpent figure in Genesis.

The powers now live and operate in the Dominion of death. Death now is the realm of the powers, everything they now manifest is governed by death, death is the master, death is the result.

Christ came to rescue and restore the creation, which was now under the dominion of the ruler of this age.

Calvary was the place where this epic, universal, cosmic drama was played out.

This cosmic, universal redemption touched every realm of the fall. It descended to the depths, it ascended to the heights, it was a universal reconciliation of the creation.

Through the crucified Christ, the prince of the powers of this age was judged by the judge on Calvary.

The old creation which Adam represented, under the prince of this age, came to their Waterloo moment, it was deliverance day for the creation, the prince of this world was cast out.

The cross was the epic battle against sin and death played out at Calvary. Death did all it could do to retain its power over creation and the cosmos, but death could not hold the Creator in its grip.

At the cross the life of the eternal God exploded out of the realm of death hell and the grave.

Creation was now released, the dominion of death was swallowed up by the victory of life.

The glory of the living Christ now has filled the entire creation and cosmos.

Liberty and freedom by the crucified conquer has now arrived.

The new creation with the new Adam has appeared, his name is Jesus, he is king of kings and lord of lords.

Through death Christ destroyed him who had the power of death.

Oh death where now is your sting, the grave is empty, life has won.

The radical work of Christ

The gospel of Christ is a radical profound event in the history of humanity.

It is the story of a creation gone astray through a disobedient act of one racial head, who’s name was Adam.

Through one act of disobedience, the reign of death was brought onto all the creatures, who Adam represented.

The cosmos also participated in the sentence of death. All the powers of creation were also brought into death through the one act of disobedience.

Death was pronounced on all the creatures by the creator.

From Adam to Christ death reigned over the entire creation, which was the sentence pronounced by the creator.

No one had the opportunity to reject death, death was our inheritance just by coming into this world.

Sin also was our inheritance through Adam, we had no say in it, we couldn’t reject sin nor death, it was a free gift that we could not reject?

Adam was a type of him who was to come. So if we had no say in Adams gift, which we were given over to, then would it not make sense that now through the work of Christ, we also have no say in the free gift of righteousness, which we all inherit through the one act of obedience, by Christ?

How can one say that the one act of obedience by Christ, is not now the free gift for all of Adams decedents?

Does the one act of obedience by Christ now represent the whole entire creation, which also includes the entire cosmos?

Does the death of Christ on the cross represent an limited atonement, or does it represent a complete atonement?

If the creation had no say in the sin of Adam, does it now have a say in the righteousness of Christ.

If Christ descended into death itself, and defeated him who held the power of death, then what is left that can separate his creatures from his love.

Death was the domain of all in Adam. It held all of his decedents before the event of Calvary. When man died in Adam they were kept in realm of death. Death was the final place of all who died in Adam.

The realm of death was a fortress that separated the man of Gods creation from the creator.

When Christ descended into death, did he not break down the gates of hell and lead out all the captives of death.

Does it not say the he might fill all things? is death out of the universal redemption of Christ.

Is there a realm of creation in, which the life of Christ did not invade?

The bible says that Christ broke into the strong mans house and plundered all his goods?

If Christ has destroyed the power death, then how can there be anything left in death?

The judge was judged

History is the outworking of the apocalyptic event of the cross of Calvary.

One kind history closed, but anther totally different kind of history opened.

We now live in the time called the apocalyptic age, which means a new age breaking into this present age.

This new age was inaugurated at the cross of Calvary.

One age was judged by the judge of another age, which is coming, but already here, hidden in the eternal realm of this old world, which is now fading, disappearing into a coming new age, of a new world coming, but already here?

The judge of his creation, judged his own creation.

Only the judge had the authority to close one history and open another.

The old order of this visible creation, came to an sudden ending, when the judge was judged.

In Christ, God the judge of all his creatures, put to death all that separated himself from them.

The powers that separated his creatures from the love of God, which are law, sin, and death, were all revealed, exposed and stripped of all their authority at the cross event of Christ, who is the God of all creation.

Every hostile force, which entered the creation that God created, were summoned to the cross and there destroyed of their authority.

Through the death of Christ, all the enemies of Gods good creation were unmasked and defeated.

The judge descended into the depths of the powers domain, including death and hell, and led the captives all out of their exile of separation from his love.

Christ, the Creator of all things, defeated him who had the power of death, which is the devil.

Through the defeat of the cross,Christ now fills every realm of his creation.

There is now not a place in the created order where the light of Christ has not penetrated.

Christ is now victor of the grave, and death.

Death now has a new master, his name is Jesus, who now is the full representation of a new world, and a new humanity.

All things now have been reconciled back to the Creator, by the work of the Creator.

Man had no part in the redemption of the creation.

Christ who is the God of creation, became through the race of Adam, a man of his creation, defeated the powers, which were created by him and for him, which now separated him from his creatures.

All things that were against man have been overcome by the judge, which was judged for his creatures.

The judge of creation, judged the man of creation, then the judge took the judgment upon himself, which he pronounced on the man of his creation.

Then the judge told the man of his creation, go and enjoy the freedom that now is yours.

The law, death, and the grave have all been stripped of their sting.

It is finished was the last word on the cross.

The redemption of creation was final, all the enemies, which separated man from his Creator have been defeated at the foot of the cross.

When we see the cross we see Jesus, who was, and is, the God of his creation.

Christ took upon himself, the full and complete rejection of Himself? So his creatures could be with him.

The Creator rejected himself, so that the man of his creation could be with him.

At the cross, the judge took upon himself all of his creatures goods sin, death, the law, hate, rejection, anger, pain,suffering, sickness. Then the judge gave his creatures all of his possessions, love, joy, peace, freedom, health, kindness, goodness and life.

Everything that the judge possessed, has now been given over to his creatures.

This was the great exchange of Calvary.

There is now nothing that is left in all of creation, which is able to separate us from the love of the God, which was revealed in Christ.

Christ is King now

We as the church need to see that Christ is king and ruler of the whole cosmos now.

This world has been reconciled through the death of Christ on the cross.

This is the message of the gospel of grace that all the hostile forces of creation have been unmasked and defeated by Christ.

They are no longer the gods of the nations, Christ has redeemed this world and the cosmos.

The powers who have been defeated, do and will continue to keep humanity in the dark on the work of Christ.

These rulers and authorities have been dethroned at the cross, their story has come to an climatic ending at Calvary, Christ is now victor over all things.

The nations have been redeemed by the sacrifice of the son of God.

The apocalyptic is the unveiling of this profound mystery.

Jesus is king of the creation now, not when he returns, he is the true ruler of this age.

The powers are defeated, their reign as the gods of the age has already come to and epic ending through Calvary.

They haven’t yet realized this great mystery, but they are no longer in charge, Christ is king and ruler over all things now.

We as his Church are given this responsibility to proclaim to the powers of this age the message of the reconciliation of the cosmos.

The powers can not continue we have read the end of the story, they will not prevail over the nations.