Heb. 9:13-14 –For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh,
how much more will the blood of Christ,
who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
There are three things to point out in this passage of scripture, The blood of Jesus, The ashes of a red heifer, and The cleansing of the conscience from religious dead works.
The ashes of the red heifer under the old testament were used in behalf of anyone who had came in contact with death, “the very presence of death caused worship to cease.”
The scripture reference of the red heifer is found in Numbers 19
“Spiritual revelation found in the ashes of the red heifer”
This was an offering to restore us back to fellowship from any contact with death, the very presence of death caused all worship to cease.
Jesus is the fulfillment of the red heifer and when the soul is seated in the finished work of Christ on the 3rd day we rise and enter into rest on the 7th day where all fellowship is restored.
1—- Tell the Israelites to bring you a red heifer without defect or blemish and that has never been under a yoke, the pure red speaks of the blood of Jesus Christ.
2—-The red heifer never had a yoke placed upon her; this speaks of Jesus having no sin and being the perfect sacrifice without blemish in order to redeem man’s soul from death.
3—-This was the only female offering; in scripture the spirit is in the masculine gender while the soul is in the feminine gender thus the red heifer typifies the cleansing of the soul ( mind, will, and emotions)
4—- Verse 9 “A man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer and put them in a ceremonially clean place outside the camp they shall be kept by the Israelite community for use in the water of cleansing, it is for purification from sin.
This offering was kept for future use all of the others were for the present need of mankind, The blood was sprinkled toward the tabernacle seven times…. this speaks of the blood giving us perfect fellowship.. the purpose of the future offering was to show while our spirit is cleansed instantly our soul is in a progressive work, this speaks of the continual power of the blood of Jesus Christ to cleanse our conscience from dead works and negative influence.
5—-When the heifer was burned it was to be burned totally; speaking to us of the total sacrifice of Jesus and his total provision for our thinking, emotions and will.
6—- Verse 6– The priest is to take some cedar wood, hyssop and scarlet wool and throw them onto the burning heifer; cedarwood, hyssop, and scarlet, were to be placed in the fire with the heifer, this speaks to us of Gods presence ( cedar wood) humility (hyssop) sufferings of redemption (scarlet) , again all of this is for the soul and removes from us the influence of religious dead works.
7—- 17 “For the unclean person; the ashes from the burned purification offering were put into a jar and poured fresh water over them.
The ashes were to be kept in an earthen vessel and applied with running water.
This speaks of His provision within us “we are the earthen vessel” in us He continually cleanses our conscience applied by the moving of the Holy Spirit “running water”.
There is much more on this subject
Scott Stimson Sr.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to (in) us. Romans 8:18
This light, temporary nature of our suffering is producing for us an everlasting, weight of glory, far beyond any comparison. 2 Cor.4;17
I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Jn.12;24
10 Things About Suffering
1- Jesus suffered for us at the cross so we can enter into those sufferings by faith.
2- We suffer as a result of in- justice because of the greed, hatred and selfishness of others, this we can endure or bare up under for the cause of Christ and His kingdom.
3- Suffering may come as a result of following the Lamb into unknown places possibly away from family and those we hold dear. (Notice its the lamb and He is sacrificial most don’t mind following the lion) Rev.14
4- We suffer because of what we believe or what we preach whether it be right or wrong, We also may find people who love us and we love them, but they will hate us or turn on us because we don’t believe like them.
5-We suffer because we refuse to compromise our principles in the fires of adversity, and choose to love even when it is unpopular.
6- We suffer from no fault of our own, but are in the wrong place at the wrong time or we were born into poverty,sickness,abuse which we can come out of through the power of the gospel.
7- We suffer because of the anointing in our life, and the mission we have in the earth; the anointing provokes adversity.
8- We suffer willingly because we see the reality of laying down our lives for the sake of others.
9- We suffer because we choose to fight for a cause such as our religious dogmas, when we refuse to humble ourselves and walk in love it may be because we are just hard to get along with, and we project our attitudes upon others.
10-We suffer because of our desire to know Him for us it is not enough just to say He suffered for me, but to be able to say to Him I want to feel what you felt so I can love as you loved and be a voluntary love slave even unto the death.
Scott Stimson Sr.
Ex.23:22 (b) I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you.
If you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you then those who you let remain,shall be thorns in your sides(relationships) and pricks in your eyes(vision), and trouble you in the land where you live.
In identifying our enemies we should understand they are not from without,but they are from within.
We are in a battle that has already been won by Jesus now we come to experience that victory as we confront our enemies in the understanding of our true identity in Christ.
The enemies are giants that have Intermingled and embedded themselves into our personality while magnifying themselves through lies these are attitudes and an old mentality that lives in our land.
They are not us, but they do live in us they must be confronted through the power of the Holy Spirit destroying all their memories (pictures) Numbers 33:51 and remove them completely from our land .
The Enemies :
Amorites—–Pride, ego, self boaster, vain glory, the root of a performance mentality.
Hittites——–Fear,torment, negetive motivation, anxiety, presumption.
Hivites———Compromise, mediocrity, opposite of excellence
Jebusites—–Defeated, trodden down, a poverty mentality,depression
Perrizites—–Isolation, A loner, non-covenantal, rejected mentality
Canaanites—Salesman, love of money, manipulative, greedy, covetousness.
When we understand that these enemies are in our land (soul) we also must understand they are not who we really are then we will not be intimidated by them and the accuser will not be able to use them against us.
We will with the word of truth drive them out of are thoughts desires and feelings while finding perfect peace for our soul.
Scott Stimson Sr.
Be not deceived God is not mocked “whatsoever” a man sows that shall he also reap. (Gal.6:7)
God’s answer to the need is a seed.
After the fall when the need of man was redemption He provided the seed of a woman (Christ) coming through generations and eventually finding a place in Mary the mother of our Lord.
He totally provided for the need of all mankind with a seed and now we being in the image of Christ also have the ability to do the same with the seed of the word of God.
Perhaps one reason we keeping finding ourselves in need is that we would discover His supply and live out of his creative abilities in us.
It can be helpful to take an inventory of our need’s and then match each of them with the right kind of seed.
Things to remember while giving:
(a) Our giving should be purposeful with a proper assignment every farmer knows if you want beans you plant beans.
(b) Our giving should be cheerful and willing not manipulated from us or someone playing upon our emotions.
(c) Jesus said don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing simply meaning don’t satisfy the flesh nor consult with the financial climate around you. (Mt.6:3)
(d) Grace must be the power behind all of our giving and that through faith will always have a great reward.
Each seed will produce after its kind, throughout history it is always the seed that is attacked if the seed is stopped then the harvest is stopped.
3 Areas Of Need:
Relationships–Give seeds of extra effort friendliness and forgiveness.
Finances–Give seeds of money material things and time.
Health–Give seeds of mercy, faith, and a merry heart.
Whatever the need, match it with the right kind of seed.
Scott Stimson Sr.
Marks of Maturity: The state or quality of being fully grown or developed.
M–Management—-As we grow we come to manage our time, tongue, talent and treasure the result of this is peace productivity and power.
A–Accountable—-As we grow we discover both the freedom and the need of being accountable to others especially those in whom we have covenant relationship .
T–Trusting—-but not ignoring discernment in trusting people as we grow we find a liberty to trust instead of being skeptical or critical we trust in God’s ability to keep us.
“The best way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him” stated by Henry L. Stimson Secretary of War ‘1940-1945’ and then a more famous modern quote,an old Russian proverb” TRUST but VERIFY” stated by President Ronald Reagan on Dec 4th 1987.
U–Unity—As we grow we work for unity among others recognizing that they have a place as we do. We will not be thinking that unity means I have the pre-eminence, but living by the principle” if they will not let us in their circle we will draw a bigger circle and include them anyway.”
R–Rest—As we grow we learn to do everything from a posture of rest we no longer allow things or people to cause us to panic we save our nerves for a real emergency and live by the principle of “NO SWEAT.” Not meaning a lack of work…, just meaning rest instead of fear”.
I–Identify—-As we grow we come to identify with others in their need; weeping with those who weep and rejoicing with those who rejoice also identifying with God in His provision and character.
T–Teachable—A wise man will listen and increase in learning and a man of understanding will attain unto wise council; as we grow we realize how much we don’t know, and how much we need others to teach us.
Y–Yielding—As we grow we no longer need to have our way all the time. We understand the joy of yielding our desires to bless and help other people.
Scott Stimson Sr.
(Jn.12:31) Now is the judgment of this world; Now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
v-32 and I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men (judgment) unto me “The word here men is added by the translator: the context of this verse is judgment; this signifying what death He should die.
At the Cross Jesus drew a whole creation including the judgment of it unto himself, and brought an end to the old world called Adam and then brought us the good news that our judgment as a sinner is in our past not our future.
The Cross is The Judgment seat it is where we all appear before Him and face the judgment and it is where God answered our cry for deliverance;
It is where sin,sickness,death,and hell have been judged; It is where the old world has found its judgment day, and then sentenced to the death while removing all its claims from you and I.
Sin shall not lord it over us any longer for we are not under the law, but grace. (Rom.6:12)
The Cross is the removing of the devil “The prince of this world” The devil has totally been destroyed and removed from our focus.
Jesus, at the cross, destroyed (put a stop to) him who “had” the power of death that is the devil, and completely set free (amp) those who through dread of death had all their life time lived as slaves. (Heb.2:14)
We are now free from the devil, sin, death, and the control of this world through the power of the cross.
For the law of the spirit of Life in Christ Jesus; has made us free from the law of sin and death. Rom8:2
The cross is the power of God to us and is implemented through faith in the blood of Jesus while we discern our judgment and death there.
Now the answer to this present evil world is the wisdom of the cross and it must be made known in power by the church.
The real judgment happened at the cross.
Scott Stimson Sr.
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our GUILT and iniquities: the chastisement (needful to obtain) peace and well being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes that (wounded Him) we are healed and made WHOLE. Isaiah 53:5 amp
“When we inhale grace we will exhale faith”