Friday | 12 April 2024
For My name’s sake

The offering of Christ, which He completed alone, was, firstly, for the sake of Yahweh Elohim’s name. That is, God had chosen to come in the flesh and to suffer temptation in the flesh, in order to pioneer a pathway of salvation upon which men could be made in Their image and likeness. This was the means by which Their covenant purpose would come to pass. The Lord God made this clear, declaring, ‘I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for My holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the nations wherever you went.’ Eze 36:22.

The outcome of this journey was the establishment of a pathway upon which a believer, who obeys the word of Christ, can be cleansed, regenerated and perfected in love. Ezekiel further prophesised, saying, ‘For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgements and do them.’ Eze 36:24-27.

Our salvation, as Christ priests to us a daily participation in the fellowship of His offering and sufferings, is still for His name’s sake. 1Jn 2:12. Psa 106:7-8. This is because our salvation is the fruit of Their offering and suffering. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are revealed as Their covenant initiative is fulfilled by this fruit. Significantly, the quality of Christ’s offering revealed the integrity of His obedience as a High Priest. His obedience was essential to His ministry as a reconciler.

Further Study:
Eze 36:22
Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for My holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the nations wherever you went.”’

Eze 36:24-27
For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgements and do them.

1Jn 2:12
I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.

Psa 106:7-8
Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your wonders; they did not remember the multitude of Your mercies, but rebelled by the sea—the Red Sea. Nevertheless He saved them for His name’s sake, that He might make His mighty power known.

References:

The offering of Christ, which He completed alone, was, firstly, for the sake of Yahweh Elohim’s name. That is, God had chosen to come in the flesh and to suffer temptation in the flesh, in order to pioneer a pathway of salvation upon which men could be made in Their image and likeness. This was the means by which Their covenant purpose would come to pass. The Lord God made this clear, declaring, ‘I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for My holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the nations wherever you went.’ Eze 36:22.

The outcome of this journey was the establishment of a pathway upon which a believer, who obeys the word of Christ, can be cleansed, regenerated and perfected in love. Ezekiel further prophesised, saying, ‘For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgements and do them.’ Eze 36:24-27.

Our salvation, as Christ priests to us a daily participation in the fellowship of His offering and sufferings, is still for His name’s sake. 1Jn 2:12. Psa 106:7-8. This is because our salvation is the fruit of Their offering and suffering. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are revealed as Their covenant initiative is fulfilled by this fruit. Significantly, the quality of Christ’s offering revealed the integrity of His obedience as a High Priest. His obedience was essential to His ministry as a reconciler.

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