Elohim, Selfless Love, Creation, the Devil, Crucifixion, were there no other options?
Elohim first demonstrated that He HIMSELF would provide innocent blood for the atonement of sin in Genesis 3:21. We, human kind, are participants in an unfathomable cosmic war, a coup d’état, that manifest in the Kingdom of Elohim before Time began and that coup is causation for the creation of Time, matter, the Heavens, Earth, our complex human genome as a repository for the war between good v. evil; this, apart from the Kingdom where nothing impure is permitted to exist (Revelation 21:27).
In response to the cosmic, spiritual, battle that rages before us daily, Elohim ordained the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the “battle strategy” by which He would “destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8b) and this battle strategy, the Gospel, was ordained “before Time began” (2 Timothy 1:8-10). Elohim’s decision to express the seriousness of sin through the shedding of innocent blood is His divine and sovereign choice as human life, its very existence in Time, is in the blood and Elohim has ordained that without the shedding of blood there is NO forgiveness of sin (Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 10). Ultimately, Elohim sacrificed Himself via selfless love to destroy the works of the Devil (death-Hell-the grave) as only Elohim could accomplish this as only Elohim is truly Holy and Sinless.
The Gospel’s central theme, the shedding of innocent blood for the remission of sin by grace (unmerited favor) through faith-trust-belief in the Son, Jesus Christ, is foreshadowed throughout the Torah in types, people, prophecy, and specifically articulated in Leviticus 17:11 and practically foreshadowed through the blood sacrifices under the Law Covenant. Elohim sanctified a people group through the Patriarchy of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob (Israel), and through the Tribe of Judah, Elohim introduced His Messiah who entered Time specifically “to destroy the works of the Devil” through the Gospel (1 John 3:8b).
Elohim’s original eschatological plan was to send Messiah directly and exclusively to the “lost sheep of Israel” (Matthew 15:24) and proselytize them in the Gospel and commission Israel’s children to take the life-saving message of the Gospel, Elohim’s grace through faith, to the uttermost parts of the Earth via the Great Commission (Matthew 28); unfortunately, tragically, Israel’s children rejected Elohim’s eschatological plan by rejecting and murdering their Messiah, Jesus Christ.
Elohim’s original plan was for the horrors of Roman crucifixion to fulfill the mandates concerning the shedding of blood and it was Rome, Rome’s elite, and their hatred for the Jew and their fear of Jewish rebellion that would be the instrument by which Messiah would be sacrificed for sin, but Israel’s religious leadership, in their narcissistic lust for power and influence over Israel’s children, were the initiators of Messiah’s demise in collaboration with the Roman authorities. Due to Israel’s rejection and conspiratorial murder of Messiah and Israel’s insistence that Messiah’s blood be upon them and their children (Matthew 27:25), Elohim removed ordination of the Israeli people as sanctified messengers of the Gospel and gave the Gospel, the Great Commission (Matthew 28), to yearning and desiring Gentiles (Acts 13:46; Romans 9-11) who have been relatively faithful to take that divine message to the uttermost parts of the Earth.
Consequently, Israel’s children have been placed under a curse of deafness, hardheartedness, stubbornness, arrogance, defiance, to the will of Elohim and His Messiah, Jesus Christ (Romans 11:25); this curse being relevant to this very day as Israel’s children overwhelmingly seek righteousness through self-righteousness in vain attempts to keep the Law while rejecting the imputed righteousness of Messiah by faith (Romans 10). For this reason, only a “remnant” of Israel’s children will escape the “second death” in Hell due to unbelief (Isaiah 10:22; Romans 9:27; Romans 10); this, while Elohim’s divine plan concerning the Gospel, the shedding of innocent blood for the remission of sin, has been unhindered by mankind’s obstinance and alliance with the Devil for 6000-years.