The Story of The Cross

By 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 Yahweh’s spirit.

 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 to dust.” 

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 his sons.

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 2:9.

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 Father.  This would return us to the starting line in the search for life, sonship.

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 overcame.

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 remain.

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 attack.

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 temptations come.

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 sin.”

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 same way.

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 Gethsemane.

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 Father.  This 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 ground. 

He gave it all.    And then Yahweh gave it all back to him.

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.

Blessings,   DK