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The Incarnation of the WORD: the death of the Testator

Jesus shed His sacred blood, and separated His Own Holy Spirit as a sacrifice for us
In His incarnation He had reached the prescribed limit as a sacrifice, but
not as a Redeemer. {12MR 409.1}
Hebrews 9:16,17 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the
death of the Testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it
is of no strength at all while the Testator liveth.
Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally; therefore it
was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them, go to His father, and
send the Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth. The Holy Spirit is Himself
divested of the personality of humanity and independent thereof. He would
represent Himself as present in all places by His Holy Spirit, as the Omnipresent.
{14MR 23.3}
Messengers Preface: This message is so important, and the importance of the message has
only increased with the passing of time as we rapidly approach the end. Many of the people of
the SDA church are becoming hardened in their stance on the Trinitarian understanding of the
Godhead. But as additional Light has become unhidden with the full release of all of Sister
Whites previously unpublished writings, the findings of this study are being strengthened by
heavenly ordained support and the message speaks even louder today (this message has been
updated to include several new quotes that give further evidence that this message is the truth
of heaven).
At the incarnation, Jesus condescended as our Eternal Sacrifice to take upon Himself humanity,
which He covenanted to bear forever afterwards. It is revealed that in doing this Jesus had to
give up His Omnipresence, because being cumbered with humanity as a human Man, He could
no longer be in every place at once. The focus of this study is to take an inspired look at what
is revealed concerning what happened to the Omnipresence of Jesus when He laid it off at His
incarnation. Truly, at the incarnation, Jesus had already fulfilled the prescribed limit as a
Sacrifice... but He had yet further to go to be our Redeemer.
Yet in this Sacrifice of the in His incarnation, He made the Way that the Great Promise of the
Everlasting Covenant would be fulfilled to us:
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we
might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:14
This study deals with questions such as did Jesus die the second death? which is what the
sinner owes, or did He merely taste it as many teaches proclaim?
This study also teaches another very important principle concerning our eternal Salvation, which
other opposing doctrines miss: the fact the Holy Spirit of Jesus comes to us in fulfillment of the
Covenant by Eternal Sacrifice of Jesus not mystically or vaguely, but in a way we can directly

understand how and why He must needs suffer and Sacrifice that we might receive His glory
The SOUL of His Life.

An unfathomable mystery
When we consider the incarnation of Christ, that is when Jesus left His throne
in heaven and took upon Him the form of a servant and became one with the
human race, we are contemplating an unfathomable mystery, one which we will
never FULLY understand. But the things which are revealed to us by God are indeed
to be our study and meditation, for in this epochal event is our whole redemption
Study the incarnation of Christ
The Lords prophet for the end time, Ellen G. White, had this to say
concerning studying the incarnation of Christ:
The humanity of the Son of God is everything to us. It is the golden
chain that binds our souls to Christ, and through Christ to God. This is to be
our study. Christ was a real man; He gave proof of His humility in becoming
a man. Yet He was God in the flesh. When we approach this subject, we would
do well to heed the words spoken by Christ to Moses at the burning bush,
"Put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou
standest is holy ground" (Ex. 3:5). We should come to this study with the
humility of a learner, with a contrite heart. And the study of the
incarnation of Christ is a fruitful field, which will repay the searcher who
digs deep for hidden truth. {Selected Messages Volume 1 page 244.1}
EGW plainly states here that the incarnation is a fruitful fieldshe is letting
us knowing that there will be more and more treasures which have yet to be
discovered. We do not have ALL of the light upon this subject and we never will for it
is unfathomable mystery; this will be our study throughout the ceaseless ages of
eternity and we will continue to see in it hidden truth.
But let us surely heed the warning, "Put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the
place whereon thou standest is holy ground" (Ex. 3:5). And come to this study with
the humility of a learner, with a contrite heart. AMEN
* And these new gems were newly released in the previously unpublished writings:
"There are important, elevated themes upon which we are to dwell. The subject of the
incarnation of Christ should receive more of our thought. Christ came to the world to stand at
the head of humanity, that humanity might partake of divinity" (Letter 46, 1903).

"It has been ever a grievous dishonor to God, our Creator and our Redeemer, that so little attention is
given to the incarnation and mediation of Christ. He offered Himself as a sacrifice to God. The
fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Why should not the students in our schools be taught
that it was Christ who gave Himself for the sins of the world because of Adams transgression?
Christ has purchased the world by making a ransom for it, by taking human nature. He
was not only the offering, but He Himself was the Offerer. He clothed his divinity with humanity, and
voluntarily took upon Him human nature, making it possible to offer Himself as a
ransom" (Manuscript 92, 1899).

Two important points to be addressed

There are two very important issues we hope to reveal clear answers to in
this study. First, in the last study on the Rejection of Monotheism, we very clearly
showed that in the beginning there were Two: God the Father and Jesus Christ. In
this study we will proclaim the principles which have been revealed concerning the
change in the Godhead from Two (Father and Son) to Three (Father, Son and Holy
Spirit) and the eternal significance of this sacrifice.
Second we want to address a very serious statement concerning our
Redemption that few have tried to reconcile. Paul states in Hebrews that the gospel
of Jesus Christ is the New Testament, and that by means of death Jesus is the
Mediator of the New Testament. In giving the reason for this, Paul goes on the say
the following: For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the
death of the Testator. If it is impossible for God to die, then how did Jesus fulfill
this requirement? - for the Testator of the Covenant was in heaven and was in the
form of God. This we hope to reconcile, as it relates directly to how and why the
Holy Spirit is now the separate, third Person of the Godhead.
We glory in the incarnation of Christ and Gods triumph in the Great
The issues involving the incarnation of Jesus are eternally important; we are
not attempting in this short study to completely build the foundation of all the
implications and necessities involved. But will we tarry for a moment to behold
some of the glorious reasons why Jesus consented to become one with the human
The most important reason was it was Gods chosen way to put down the
rebellion which Satan had begun in Gods perfect universe. It is because of the
appearance of sin that Jesus had to die. Indeed, the creation of humans and the
whole earth have their Genesis in the fulfillment of this purpose: the vindication of
the character of God against Satans false charges and the rendering of Gods
kingdom eternally secure from future apostasy. It is a glorious thought when we
consider that the great purpose for our creation was first to be Gods instruments
whereby He would accomplish His triumph in the Great Controversy can we fully

comprehend how precious we are to God? At the same instant, Jesus came to earth
as a man to demonstrate, as nothing else could do, how great love our God has for
His created beings and the lengths He would go to so to gain our trust and our love
and allegiance to Him in return. Our God created intelligent beings for to love and to
be loved by; the creation of mankind and the earth and the incarnation of Jesus are
necessary elements to accomplish this grand purpose for ALL of His vast creation.
With these grand, eternal goals in view (to win the Great Controversy which
Satan began and to reveal His great love and win the loyalty and hearts of all His
creation forever), we can proceed to understand how great a sacrifice would be
required to accomplish these desires of God.
Gods character revealed
Surely God might have accomplished our redemption and put down Satans
rebellion by display of His omnipotent POWER of itself. But this he could not do;
because Gods character is more at heart of who God is than His great power. The
process of saving humans who had sinned because of being tempted by Satan
(which we call plan of Redemption) comes to us by virtue of Gods character
attribute of Mercy; God is Merciful and Gracious and He condescended to pity
us and save us, even when we had turned from our allegiance to Him. But on the
other hand, Gods character attribute of Justice must be upheld and also
expressed Man had sinned and the penalty for sin, which is violation of Gods law,
is ETERNAL death. God could not save us (exercise Mercy), nor win the Great
Controversy, unless the demands of Justice were met. God will not at all clear
the guilty; God by His nature (His character) must (visit) the iniquity because of
transgression. A way must be made whereby the penalty for sin is satisfied and man
is purged from being guilty.
Justice must be satisfied so that God could exercise Mercy
Let us look to the Spirit of Prophecy now, to see these things clearly:
When man rebelled, all heaven was filled with sorrow. The penalty of
disobedience to God's law is death. There appeared to be no escape for those
who had transgressed the law. The law could not be changed in order to
meet man in his fallen condition. But God's love for humanity can never
be measured. Instead of condemning the human race to eternal death, He
gave His only begotten Son for their redemption. {The Sign of the Times,
July 23, 1902 par. 10}
Jesus lived the character of God. He was willing to be, or to do, or to
suffer anything in order to save men from eternal death. He condemned
sin that He might not be compelled finally to condemn the sinner. Jesus bore
the penalty of death in order that the sinner might not suffer this terrible

consequence, and made an atonement for us. {Manuscript Releases 14

page 81.4}
What did Jesus have to endure to make an atonement for us?

He suffered the death which was ours,

that we might receive the life which was His. {The
Desire of Ages page 25.2}
What great cost did Justice require?
What kind of death was ours, which Jesus must suffer in our place?
"The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus
Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23. While life is the inheritance of the righteous,
death is the portion of the wicked. Moses declared to Israel: "I have set
before thee this day life and good, and death and evil." Deuteronomy 30:15.
The death referred to in these scriptures is not that pronounced upon Adam,
for all mankind suffer the penalty of his transgression. It is "the second
death" that is placed in contrast with everlasting life. {The Great
Controversy page 544.1}
With His life Christ has purchased every human being. He died a cruel
death to save human beings from eternal death. {Manuscript Releases
page 88.1}
While we were yet sinners, Christ died to save us from eternal
death. {Testimonies Volume 9 page 50.2}
I heard another angel answerThe soul that sinneth, it shall die an

a death from which there will be no

hope of resurrection; and then the wrath of God will be appeased.
everlasting death--

{Early Writings page 218.1}

It was our lot to suffer everlasting or eternal death, and EGW stated that,
He suffered the death which was ours. We were appointed a death from
which there will be no hope of resurrection.

The question we now have before us is, did three days in the tomb satisfy this

Now consider this revelation from the Spirit of Prophecy:

When Christ was crucified, it was His human

nature that died. Deity did not sink and die;
that would have been impossible. EGW {Manuscript Releases 21 page 418.6}
Christs human nature did not die an eternal death
The death of Christs human nature, while also necessary for our redemption
and therefore of eternal importance, did not satisfy the requirement of Eternal
death. Jesus died a painful, humiliating death with all the sins of a lost world upon
Him; but there was still a death or consequence which must also be eternal and
everlasting. Christs human nature was resurrected after suffering the pains of
the second death which include separation from God and He also suffered under
Gods just wrath for the sin of mankind. These things were necessary for Jesus to
suffer and become our Redeemer, because this was also the lot of man: to be
separated from God and to suffer the wrath of Divine Justice. But what we are also
attempting to demonstrate is that Christ ALSO fully satisfied an eternal
consequence of sin, which was also an equally necessary requirement for Divine
Justice to be satisfied Christ suffered a death from which there is no hope
of resurrection

The death of the Testator of the Covenant

Now we must consider the Testator of the Everlasting Covenant:
Hebrews 9:15-17 And for this cause he is the Mediator of the New
Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions
that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the
promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament is, there must also of
necessity be the death of the Testator. For a testament is of force
after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the
Testator liveth.
Our redemption required Jesus to suffer all that those who are finally lost
must suffer in consequence of sin. We glory in the Cross of Calvary, for there
our Redeemer died a humiliating death, even the death of the Cross, to redeem
mankind from the curse upon us for violating Gods law; and He endured this while
the iniquity of us all (Isa. 53:6) was laid upon Him. He experienced the agony of
the hiding of His Fathers face, which is the separation from God the lost sinner
must finally understand. He felt supreme anguish as the just Wrath of God was
poured upon Him. Then the sins of the world crushed His soul and He died

Sacrifice and offering Thou wouldest not, but a body hast Thou
prepared Me (Hebrews 10:5) Jesus offering upon the Cross was acceptable to
God because of His spotless, sinless life and because upon Christ was no yoke of
obligation; He only was One equal with God, the fountain of all Law. Jesus freely
chose to die as our Redeemer and bear the penalty of the Law. Christs death on the
Cross demonstrated how great love God has for us and what He is willing to endure
to save us But there was still more that the sinner was sentenced to endure: a
death from which there will be no hope of resurrection.
Our Bible text from Hebrews states that where a Testament is, the One Who
covenanted, the One Who made the Testament must die before it can be in force.
And what is more, the Testament is not in force if the Testator liveth (Selah) This
shows us clearly that the Testator must die a death from which He cannot be
resurrected because if He was and He yet liveth, His Testament would not be in
Jesus, the Testator of the Covenant, was not human when He covenanted
with the Father
How do we reconcile this? We must consider Jesus estate when He made the
Testament with The Father.
The covenant of mercy was made before the foundation of the world. It
has existed from all eternity, and is called the everlasting covenant. {The
Sings of the Times, June 12, 1901 par. 7}
Christ was not alone in making this great sacrifice. It was the fulfillment
of the covenant made between the Father and the Son before the
foundation of the earth was laid. With clasped hands they entered into the
solemn pledge that Christ would become the substitute and surety for the
human race if they were overcome by Satan's sophistry. { SDA Bible
Commentary Volume 5 page 1149.8}
At the time Jesus clasped hands and made a covenant with the Father,
before the foundation of the earth was laid, Jesus existed in the form of God
(Philippians 2:6). He was not a human when He made this Testament, but He was
fully God in heaven. But EGW says that when Jesus came to earth as a baby formed
in Marys womb, in His glorious mysterious Incarnation, she wrote this:
But Christ, "being in the form of God, counted it not a thing to be
grasped to be on an equality with God, but emptied Himself, taking
the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men." Phil. 2:6, 7, R. V.,
margin. {The Desire of Ages page 22.3}
How could the Testator, a Deity Being, die eternally?

When Jesus became a man He emptied Himself (Selah)... But what did He
empty Himself of?
Behold this insight EGW shares in her book The Desire of Ages, concerning
Christs taking upon Himself the form of a servant:
Chapter 35 Peace, Be Still - When Jesus was awakened to meet the
storm, He was in perfect peace. There was no trace of fear in word or look, for
no fear was in His heart. But He rested not in the possession of
almighty power. It was not as the "Master of earth and sea and sky" that He
reposed in quiet. That power He had laid down, and He says, "I can of
Mine own self do nothing." John 5:30. He trusted in the Father's might. It was
in faith--faith in God's love and care--that Jesus rested, and the power of that
word which stilled the storm was the power of God. {The Desire of Ages
page 336.1}
Jesus could not be our example if He came to earth with His omnipotent
powers as God. Meditate on the words: That power He had laid down. Jesus
laying down His omnipotent Power and emptying Himself are the same event; this
is what happened in the incarnation of Christ. But the Omnipotent power of God
Jesus laid down when He emptied Himself didnt just vanish or simply remain in a
place in heaven until Jesus should return and once again assume the form of God,
for this He covenanted to give up forever
An Everlasting Sacrifice
In becoming a man Jesus made an everlasting sacrifice. We have already
shown that He laid down His Omnipotent power. He also laid down His Omniscience
(an attribute of God, that He knows and understands all things past, present and
future). This is clear also from the quote above because if Jesus had His
Omniscience He could not exercise faith, and again could not be a true example to
us. Lastly, it is clearly manifest that Jesus laid down the ability residing only with
God to be Omnipresent.
We say again, that when Jesus laid this Power down, which was inherent in
Himself in the form of God, that Power did not simply vanish away or rest in
heaven until He should return to take it up again and return to the form of God for this He will never do
In taking our nature, the Saviour has bound Himself to humanity by a tie
that is never to be broken. Through the eternal ages He is linked with us.
"God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son." John 3:16. He
gave Him not only to bear our sins, and to die as our sacrifice; He gave Him
to the fallen race. To assure us of His immutable counsel of peace, God gave
His only-begotten Son to become one of the human family, forever
to retain His human nature. This is the pledge that God will fulfill His word.
"Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be

upon His shoulder." God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son,
and has carried the same into the highest heaven. {SDA Bible Commentary
Vol. 7 page 456.4}.
The Power He laid down, or divested from Himself
This quote by EGW is eternally helpful at this point in our study:
He divested Himself of the form of God, and in its stead took the
form of man. He laid aside His glory, and for our sakes became poor, that we
through His poverty might be rich. {17MR 339.1}
Also here:
Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally;
therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them, go

Holy Spirit is Himself divested of the personality of
humanity and independent thereof. He would represent
to His father, and send the Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth.

Himself as present in all places by His Holy Spirit, as the Omnipresent.

{Manuscript Releases 14 page 23.3}

Here we see clearly revealed that the Holy Spirit is Jesus! But the Holy
Spirit is divested and independent of Christs personality in humanity. Until
Jesus took upon Himself humanity, it was IMPOSSIBLE for His own Spirit to be
independent of His form of God. But this did take place when Christ was
incarnated. The incarnation of Jesus satisfies the eternal, everlasting
requirement of the sacrifice He was to make for us, which was also a
necessary requirement of Justice to have been met. It is in this way that the
Testator of the covenant, Who was in the form of God, could die. Jesus will
forever be cumbered with humanity, and therefore cannot be in every
place personally; Jesus in the form of God has ceased to exist
forever. That power He had laid down But now He would represent
Himself as present in all places by His Holy Spirit
* more Newly Released gems declaring the same truth:
"Christ came not to be ministered unto, but to minister and to give His life a ransom for many. His

Own divine power and Godhead given for me? Yes." {Lt52a-1896 (April 21,
1896) par. 4}

"In giving His commission to His followers, Christ did not tell them they would be left alone. He
assured them that He would be near them. He spoke of His Omnipresence in a special
way. Go to all nations, He said. Go, to the farthest portion of the habitable globe, but

know that My presence will be there. Labor in faith and confidence, for the time will never
come when I shall forsake you" (Manuscript 138, 1897).
"To the poor and oppressed and downtrodden of earth, Christ says, 'If ye love me, keep my
commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, even the
Spirit of Truth, (which is Christ formed within the hope of glory,) whom the world cannot
receive, because it seeth him not: but ye know Him, for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I
will not leave you comfortless (Manuscript 24, 1898, parenthesis from EGW).

The Lord is soon to come. We want that complete and perfect understanding which the Lord alone
can give. It is not safe to catch the spirit from another.

We want the Holy Spirit, which

is Jesus Christ. {Lt66-1894 (April 10, 1894) par. 18}


is to be known by the blessed name of Comforter. 'The

Comforter,' said Christ to His disciples, 'which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in
My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have
said unto you, Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto
you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid" (Manuscript 7, 1902).

We can receive Christs Own Holy Spirit because of His eternal sacrifice in
the incarnation
Jesus will forever bear the humanity He assumed when He came to earth as a
man. He has forever laid aside and given His Holy Spirit as an eternal sacrifice, an
unspeakable gift to us and as a regenerating agent for us to receive and be saved
thereby. Jesus will never again return to the form of God which He emptied
Himself of; in the incarnation, Jesus in the form of God (His estate prior to the
incarnation) died and ceased to exist forever.
It is through the incarnation of Jesus Christ that the Holy Spirit became
the separate third Person of the Godhead.
Here are a few quotes to consider:
In His incarnation He had reached the prescribed limit as a
sacrifice, but not as a Redeemer. {Manuscript Releases 12 page 409.1}
The work of redemption is called a mystery, and it is indeed the mystery
by which everlasting righteousness is brought to all who believe. The race in
consequence of sin was at enmity with God. Christ, at an

infinite cost,

by a painful process, mysterious to angels as well as to men,

assumed humanity. Hiding His divinity, laying aside His glory, He was born
a babe in Bethlehem. In human flesh He lived the law of God, that He might
condemn sin in the flesh, and bear witness to heavenly intelligences that the
law was ordained to life and to ensure the happiness, peace, and eternal
good of all who obey. But the same infinite sacrifice that is life to those who
believe is a testimony of condemnation to the disobedient, speaking death
and not life (MS 29, 1899).

Christs Holy Spirit, inseparably connected to the Blood of Jesus

We believe that Jesus infinite, eternal sacrifice of His own Holy Spirit is also
represented when the Bible speaks about the Power in Jesus blood which He shed.
We are taught by God in Leviticus this profound revelation:
Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have
given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls:
for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
We have established that Jesus laid down His mighty Power, which includes
Omnipresence. And we have also seen that it was when Jesus became cumbered
with humanity that the Holy Spirit was divested of the personality of humanity
and that the Holy Spirit is Himself Now considering that the Bible teaches that
the LIFE is in Blood, contemplate this truth revealed in the Spirit of Prophecy:
Christ declared that after his ascension, he would send to his church, as

gift, the Comforter, who was to take His place. This

Comforter is the Holy Spirit,--the soul of His life, the efficacy
His crowning

of his church, the light and life of the world. With His Spirit Christ sends a
reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin. {The Review and
Herald, May 19, 1904 par. 1}
Now we want to learn more about the importance of the Blood of Jesus. We
have learned that the LIFE is in the Blood. And now EGW shows us that the Holy
Spirit is the Soul of HIS LIFE now also notice that the Holy Spirit is a power
that takes away sin.
The Bible says that the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
(John 1:7)
Consider these quotes concerning Christs Blood/Holy Spirit:

Sin could be resisted and overcome only through the mighty

agency of the Third Person of the Godhead, who would come with no
modified energy, but in the fullness of divine power. {Desire of Ages page
671 paragraph 2}
through the infinite sacrifice of the Son of God complete provision has
been made that man may become a partaker of the divine nature, and
through the merits of the blood of Christ be an overcomer. {The
Review and Herald, August 27, 1901 par. 4}
It is by the Spirit that the heart is made pure. {Desire of Ages
page 671 paragraph 2}
Their robes must be spotless, their characters must be purified from
sin by the blood of sprinkling. {The Great Controversy page 425.2}
Through the Spirit the believer becomes a partaker of the divine
nature. {Desire of Ages page 671 paragraph 2}
through the blood of the atonement, we become partakers of the
divine nature {Testimonies Vol. 5 page 740.3}
The virtue of the merits of the blood of Christ {Faith and Works page 86.4}
We believe that when Jesus offers up His sacred blood before God, included in
His righteous virtue (the merits of His blood) is not only His sinless life and
shameful death on the cross, but also His infinite sacrifice in separating His Holy
Spirit for us to receive as a reconciling influence and a power that takes away
Illustrated in Habakkuks vision for the end time

The first Table

The second Table

Love to God

Love to man

We also believe that this truth is illustrated beautifully through Habakkuks

vision of Christ pierced in His side, from whence comes both blood and water and in
at another time bright beams of light, made plain upon the two tables of the Ten
Commandments. In the vision, Gods three that bear witness are revealed.
John 5:8 And there are three that bear witness the Spirit, and the
water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
Saints, we believe these three agree in one because they all proceed from the
same place. The atoning blood, the water of life and the bright beams of light all
come from the loving heart of Jesus Christ.
We need to keep ever before us the efficacy of the blood of Jesus. That
life-cleansing, life-sustaining blood, appropriated by living faith, is our hope.
We need to grow in appreciation of its inestimable value, for it speaks for us
only as we by faith claim its virtue, keeping the conscience clean and at
peace with God.
This is represented as the pardoning blood, inseparably connected
with the resurrection and life of our Redeemer, illustrated by the everflowing stream that proceeds from the throne of God, the water of the
river of life (Letter 87, 1894).
Jesus declared, "I am the resurrection, and the life." In Christ is life,
original, unborrowed, underived. {The Desire Ages page 530.3}
Here are the three that bear witness. The blood, the Spirit, the Water
illustrateded in Habakkuks vision for the end time which has been made manifest
for you, now made plain upon tables that all may look and live. These revelations
show plainly the infinite sacrifice that Jesus poured out the Soul of His life, The
Holy Spirit of Christ. We want to meditate upon these things and in faith believe
that we are to be transformed by the renewing of our minds: renewed in
knowledge after the image of Him that created (us) As we in faith look and
live, we are changed into His image, from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of
the Lord. We are imbued with the attributes of Christs character: the perfect
balance of Justice and Mercy as it was in the life of Jesus.
The Life is in the Blood
The Holy Spirit is the breath of spiritual life in the soul. The impartation
of the Spirit is the impartation of the life of Christ. It imbues the
receiver with the attributes of Christ. {The Desire of Ages page 805.3}
Christ declared that after his ascension, he would send to his church, as
his crowning

gift, the Comforter, who was to take his place. This

Comforter is the Holy Spirit,--the soul of His life, the efficacy

of his church, the light and life of the world. With His Spirit Christ sends a
reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin. {The Review and
Herald, May 19, 1904 par. 1}

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable

2 Corinthians 9:15