by Kayode Crown, Greatlight booksDigital List Price: $2.99
This is part of a series of books in which particular verses are picked from books of the bible, and the issues of Jesus are explored, in the light of the mind of God for us.
In this book, we explore four topics, from different verses in the book of Leviticus. They are: The blood; Atonement; The (lack of) limits of the atonement; and God’s ideal.
“If the blood speaks anything, it is life, because life is in the blood, its life speaks power, because the spiritual power that led to our deliverance is packed in the blood. Jesus walked in the power of the Holy Spirit on earth to set people free from the oppression of the devil, but he needed to take his blood to heaven to buy up a place with his father. He has told his disciples that he was going to prepare a place for them so that where they are he may be also (Ephesians 2:13). The blood brings us to God.”
“And Jesus said that what he did on earth was to fulfill the scriptures. The writer of the book of Hebrews quoting the words of a psalmist, described Jesus as saying, I have come, in the volume of the book as it is written of me, to do you will oh God (Hebrews 10:4-12). He came to do the will of God which is to bring salvation to mankind in the sacrifice of himself, as the atoning sacrifice.”
The (lack of) limits of the atonement
“But a new experience of the Holy Spirit awaits us after that, the experience of Jesus as the baptiser with the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11). That is the second way we access the Spirit. At this level, the spiritual functioning is activated in us, accompanied with the activation of the prayer language of speaking in new tongues (Acts 19:1-7).”
“A prophet in the Old Testament was meant to be an ideal prophet. He was sent to confront the demonic enclave of king Jeroboam. He went with a special instruction (1Kings 13). But when he heeded the words of an old prophet he was distracted, and died before his time. And that was not God’s ideal for him.”