As I claim in my book, Adam before his fall was an effective computer. “Sin” mean inefficiency. With Adam fall we become inefficient.
Salvation by Christ means that we become efficient again. We are already saved what means we became efficient again (even despite we do not see ourselves as powerful computers). When God looks to us through Christ, He sees efficient machines.
If you have no leg or no hand, in my opinion, it is unlikely that it will grow back. What then (Is. 53:5) “and by his wounds we are healed” and (1Pet. 2:24) “that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed” means? It claims that we are already healed!
This means that we received Holy Spirit as a prosthesis. Unlike human-made prostheses, Holy Spirit is better that our natural body parts. This means that through Holy Spirit we are more effective in some deeds than Adam was before his fall. And this deed is to be children of God, the peacemakers (see my book) of His kingdom.
On the Earth as a result of this, we are blessed that is effective in our life again. We get blessed not accordingly our sinful nature but accordingly Holy Spirit.
And remember that faith that we are already healed in Christ produces our natural healing. God’s living prostheses cause our natural body to be repaired.
In John 1 “word” means mathematics. So I’ve rewritten this Bible passage with the word “mathematics” instead the word “Word”:
1 In the beginning was the mathematics, and the mathematics was with God, and the mathematics was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him. Without him was not anything made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasn’t overcome it. 6 There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John. 7 The same came as a witness, that he might testify about the light, that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the light, but was sent that he might testify about the light. 9 The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world didn’t recognize him. 11 He came to his own, and those who were his own didn’t receive him. 12 But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children, to those who believe in his name: 13 who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 The mathematics became flesh, and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John testified about him. He cried out, saying, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me, for he was before me.’” 16 From his fullness we all received grace upon grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses. Grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time. The one and only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.
We have one more reason to give glory to Jesus. He did a wonderful thing: He humbled himself. See (Phil. 2:8) “And being found in human form, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, yes, the death of the cross.”
This is a great accomplishment, because it is very hard to humble himself. It is easy to humble somebody other, but very hard to humble himself.
Many times I found myself in this situation: I know that I should deny my own set purposes in regard to another side of a potential conflict. To receive something, I need to deny my desire to receive everything. I need to be glad in small, because otherwise the other side of the conflict is dissatisfied by my attitude to prevail over them. Humbleness is just denial of prevailing over somebody, in order to make a more fair deal.
The essence there is that I know how to behave in this situation: I need to be humble, but I cannot be humble. All I could is to masquerade as a humble person. But this won’t work in relations with God, because God always knows whether we are sincere or masquerade.
As I experienced in my life, a great enemy of humility is a too particular prophecy. If I set my purpose onto some special thing, I lose flexibility to be humble, to choose some other thing, and so receive nothing.
Maybe, only Jesus can humble himself. But to receive humility we need to set our purposes on him. Not on some particular prophecy. Not on some specific thing of the world, but on him who has the wonderful power to humble himself (and us together with him).
We used to think about healing as restoring our natural forces.
But God’s healing is reaching more: It also means giving us supernatural forces. Think of Samson’s force as an example of healing.
Holy Spirit is going not only to stop sickness but supercharge or energize us (as seen from (Jn 6:32-35) “but my Father gives you the true bread out of heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world… Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will not be hungry”), as we see from the following Bible fragment (from Apocalypse):
(Rev.1:15) “His feet were like burnished brass, as if it had been refined in a furnace…”
This means that Jesus’s body is so energized that it glows like burnished brass, hot as of being from a furnace, so much it is energized. His healthy temperature is not 36.6 Celsius.
It is our future.
Bible teaches that Christ is king.
But why a king? Why not some other job?
He would be a very good scientist, just because he already knows everything. He would head such projects as building thermonuclear reactors or designing fast microprocessors. But instead he has set to become a king over the Earth.
Be assured that he chooses for himself the most efficient occupation. In Bible a king not only gives decrees but also judges. The function of a biblical king is to control the society to live in peace.
Without peace microprocessors and nuclear fusion reactors are useless. A war could destroy them anyway. The task of Christ as he rules over the Earth is to keep peace. And this task keeps him busy fulltime.
This is the reason why he is a king, not a microprocessor designer. If the peace is kept people could gradually build better microprocessors and fusion engines. If progress faced too quickly, it could lead to discrepancy between the technology and morality. Christ does not want such a discrepancy, but namely this would happen, if he would design or technology by himself thus advancing it too quickly.
Thus he has chosen the (humbly) task to be a king.
I’ve made an observation: Jesus didn’t kill anyone (using spiritual power).
Well, we know, that when he returns his garments will be stained by blood (Isaiah 63).
Further thinking on the purpose of Jesus’ death, being inspired by this article while reading it right now, I propose this theory:
Christ’s death was to demonstrate that an altruistic person will be rewarded (as in Christ’s resurrection and power over the entire heavens given) justly, even when at first it seems that this way leads to death.
This has shown to the heavenly powers that altruism works and leads to life rather than to death as someone may expect.
And this needs a sacrifice of God himself, because it is necessary to show that even the highest level of altruism is rewarded.