Story of The Cross
D. K. Henry
I did not start my existence in my mother’s
womb. Only my
flesh started in my mother’s womb.
I am a spirit and I came from the other side, from
John 1:6, “There was a man sent from
God whose name was John.”
John the Baptist was a man and he was sent from God.
Christ also was sent from Yahweh. John 8:32, “I proceeded forth and came from God: neither came
I of myself, but he sent me.”
It was an act of obedience.
Yahweh told Jeremiah that he knew
him even before he sent him down to his natural mother.
Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed thee in the belly,
I knew thee and before thou camest forth out of the
womb I sanctified thee.”
Jeremiah was formed in the womb at conception and Yahweh
said that he knew him before he was conceived.
Yahweh knew Jeremiah before there was any Jeremiah
in the flesh, only the spirit that Yahweh sent down.
Hebrews 2:11, Moffatt, “Sanctifier (Christ)
and sanctified (you and me) have all one origin, that
is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers.”
Hebrews 2:11, King James, “For both he
who sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of ONE:
for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.”
That ONE is Yahweh.
As I said before, I did not start my existence
in my mother’s womb.
I am spirit and I came from the other side.
I came from the spirit realm.
The scripture states that I was lowered
from some previous state or condition.
Psalms 8:5, Speaking about man, “For thou
hast made him a little lower than the Elohim.”
When I looked up the word “lower” I found it to be
from a prime root that means to lack.
Yahweh made me to lack from the complete and perfect
state that is to be found in him.
I was made incomplete as compared to my
previous existence or condition.
My previous existence was in the Father who is both
complete and perfect.
When my spirit was separated from Yahweh’s
spirit, I became a partial of what he is.
That portion of his spirit that is me; and travels
under my name and dwells in this house of clay existed as
an incomplete portion of his Holy Spirit.
1 Cor. 6:19, “What? Know ye not that your
body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, which is in you,
which ye have of God, and ye are not your own.”
I call it my spirit but it really is a portion of his
spirit, that is why he says that we are not our own.
Elihu the Buzite understood this when he said, “If
he (Yahweh) gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;
all flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again
We are a combination of his spirit and
dust. If he takes
back his spirit we return to dust.
Eccl. 12:7, “Then shall the dust return
to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return
to God who gave it.”
I cannot return to someplace unless I have been
there before. I came from there.
That portion of his Holy Spirit that is
in me is enough to make this temple of clay holy even if it
is an incomplete portion of his spirit.
1 Cor. 3:16-17, “Know ye not that ye are
the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in
you? If any man
defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple
of God is holy, which temple ye are.”
The allegory of Adam and Eve in the realm
of flesh still holds true.
When Eve’s flesh was separated from Adam she was an
incomplete portion of Adam’s flesh that was feminine, while
Adam remained masculine. Her previous condition prior to being
separated from Adam was completeness in Adam’s flesh.
She was flesh lowered from the completeness
of Adam’s flesh.
I am spirit lowered from the completeness
of Yahweh’s spirit.
Eve was separated so Adam could reproduce
flesh in his own image and likeness.
Genesis 5:3, “And Adam lived 130 years, and begat a
son in his own likeness and after his image; and called his
name Seth.” Notice
just who did the begetting.
Eve was the vehicle that Adam used to produce a son.
We were separated from Yahweh’s spirit
so that Yahweh can reproduce spirit in his own image and likeness. We, our spirits are the vehicles that Yahweh will use to produce
Isaiah 45:11, “Thus saith Yahweh, the Holy
One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning
my sons, and concerning the work of my hands, command ye me.”
When I came on the scene wearing this tabernacle
of flesh that I live in I found that I faced several obstacles.
I was incomplete and imperfect and also
spiritually dead dwelling in an environment dominated by a
force for evil and separated from the only source of life.
Romans 5:12, “Wherefore, as by one man
sin entered the World; and death by sin; so death passed upon
all men, for all, have sinned.”
Thus I was in need of reconciliation with
my Father, forgiveness and cleansing from my sin before I
could even start the process that leads to life and sonship.
This was my condition when Christ came
on the scene. He
came to show us the way in which we could return home to Father,
as sons of the living God.
He was forced to face and overcome
all of the problems that we face before he would be qualified
to be our sacrificial lamb.
Thus our redemption depended upon his being
able to run the entire course set out before us and overcome
in all areas before he could become the sacrificial lamb and
reconcile us to the Father.
To bring us back to the starting line.
He was lowered to the same level or condition
that we found ourselves in with the exception that he came
as the seed of the woman and thus was not under Adam’s curse
of spiritual death.
This gave him a knowledge and understanding of the
problems he faced; but did not change the problems.
He still had to walk the walk.
Hebrews 2:9, “But we see Jesus, who was
made a little lower than the angels.”
That Angels should be Elohim.
He was made to lack from the complete and
perfect just like we were.
He was made like us.
Hebrews 2:14, “Foreasmuch then as the children
are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise
took part of the same.”
This scripture indicates that the children were partakers
first and that he joined us where we are.
Hebrews 2:16-17, “For verily he took not
on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of
Abraham, wherefore in all things it behoved him to
be made like unto his brethren.” This indicates that he was our brother before he came
in the flesh to join us.
It also states that in all things he
was made like unto his brethren.
That means incomplete and imperfect as stated in Hebrews
Becoming one of us was real, see Revelation
22:16, a statement Christ made some thirty years after he
had ascended to heaven, “I am (present tense) the root and
offspring of David.”
Christ the Anointed One had several missions
or ministries to accomplish and the first one was to become
our sacrificial lamb and return us to fellowship with the
would return us to the starting line in the search for life,
The requirement for the sacrificial lamb
is that he be male, complete and perfect without spot or blemish.
An imperfect or female lamb was not acceptable.
Here he was in the same condition as we
except he came without Adam’s curse of death and this was
not as momentous as one might think because as the lamb he
would have to become sin and accept the penalty of sin which
is death. He had to join us in death.
To destroy the power of death he had to
enter into the vulnerability of death; thus he had to somehow
become sin without sinning.
All of these things had to be accomplished
in his person, and for himself before he could become our
sacrificial lamb and destroy the power of death that held
us in it’s grip. It
is like the High Priest of Moses day who had to make a sacrifice
for himself before he could go make one for the people.
Many of us have not realized that all of
the things that are required of us if we are to return to
Father as sons of the living God had to be worked out in
Christ’s person and for Christ’s person before he could
free us so we could follow in his footsteps.
That is why he said that we must overcome as he
He was not a God; he was our sinless elder
brother who came to overcome sin and death and show us the
way home to Father; as sons of the living God.
All of the miracles and works that he did before The
Cross were not his works.
They were the Father’s works working through him.
Even the words that he spoke were not his words.
Deuteronomy 18:18, “I will raise up a Prophet from
among their brethren, like unto thee, and I will put my words
in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I command
him.” Of himself he could do nothing, but he did know the
source of all power.
To qualify to be our sacrificial lamb he
had to meet certain criteria.
His spirit had to be masculine, he had to be complete
and he had to be perfected.
His feminine spirit had to become masculine
so when he made his commitment to the Father by baptism in
the Jordan River he received the seed of the Holy Spirit while
in the Jordan River when John saw the Holy Spirit fall and
That was a bonding in the spirit that made
him complete and masculine.
Call it conception or bonding or anything you like.
At this time the heavens opened and he
immediately came under attack by Satan.
As soon as we make a commitment we also come under
If we go back to Hebrews 2:14 and read
the entire verse we will get a more complete understanding
of his mission.
Hebrews 2:14, “Foreasmuch then as the children
are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise
took part of the same: that through death he might destroy
him that had the power of death, that is the devil.”
Before he could destroy the power of death
he had to become vulnerable to death himself.
Since he came sinless and not under Adam’s curse he
had to somehow become sin and enter into the arena of death
and accept the penalty of sin without sinning.
He accomplished this by forgiving sinners
and taking on their sins.
The woman taken in adultery and brought to the temple
was a type of Judah the adulterous wife.
When he forgave her he became vulnerable for her sin.
He was completed in the Jordan River but
he still had to be perfected like as we.
He was born with a carnal nature just like we were
because the scripture states that he was tempted in all
points like as we; which requires a carnal nature.
It is through our carnal natures that our greatest
Hebrew 4:15, “For we have not an high priest
which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities;
but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without
Hebrews 2:10, “For it became him, for whom
are all things, and by whom are all things, (This is Yahweh)
in bringing many sons unto glory to make the captain of their
salvation perfect through sufferings.” Our captain was perfected
through sufferings plural and we will be perfected in the
Hebrews 5:8, “Though he were a Son, yet
learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.”
He overcame and completed the course for himself and was ready
to be birthed into the spirit realm in the image and likeness
of his Father as the only begotten of his Father when he faced
As the sacrificial lamb he was required
to take our sins into the grave and give it all up and become
as though he never was.
He was required to give up not only his natural life
but also his spiritual life and his relationship with his
was the struggle in the garden.
He could not save himself and us too.
He could not hold anything back.
Blood is the symbol of natural life and
water is the symbol of spiritual life.
John saw both the blood and the water flow out on the
He gave it all.
And then Yahweh gave it all back to
His love for the Father and his love for
us won out so his sacrifice opened the way for us to start
out on the same journey and if we overcome as he overcame
we will receive the same prize he received.