THE NEW ECONOMY
PASSOVER SUNDAY APR 5, 2015
It had taken Jesus 3 ½ years to initiate the change of the economy of the old creation and to prepare twelve men who would teach and model that change to the world.
Passion week brings His time to a close. The Monarch of creation’s New Economy enteredthe capital city of the old. Its corruption was full. Its sin was finished. He overturned its currency and stopped the flow of its religion. The collapse of the Old Economy is begun.
To those of the Fig Tree Economy He would declare: “You knew not the time of your visitation.” How often He would have gathered them as a hen does its chicks, but they would not! Therefore their divine assignment would be taken from them and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits of that assignment. The New Nation would become His promised Kingdom of Priests. A people of faith will receive the olive branch from the mouth of the dove and plant it as the New Economy of His Kingdom in the earth; and, this Olive Tree Economy would ever increase till all the all the kingdoms of the world are become the Kingdoms of God and of His Christ.
Now the Priesthood of the Old Economy reasoned among themselves, “We must stop him else the Romans will come and take away our place and our nation.” Religion planned His execution in coincidence with Passover. All minds would be upon Moses and the Old Economy. They will lose sympathy with the Rebel.
He will die, but yet shall he live. Before he could be arrested in Gethsemane, a woman with costly ointment would embalm his body while the Life and Light were yet within it. Now His own prophetic words were sealed within Himself, “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.”
Before he would be slain, He broke His own body and poured out his own blood, feeding each to the twelve who would succeed Him. In this New Economy, contrary to the statutes of the Old, the blood, the very life of the Sacrifice, must be consumed, for the life of the flesh is in the blood. The Passover of the New Economy is instituted. From henceforth shall all offerings be made in the individual’s submission of his own will unto obedient service and with grateful breath lifted in continual praise: his body thereby becoming a “living sacrifice.”
But the Old Economy will not pass except all the prophetic demand concerning it be satisfied. Its cup of sin must be drunk down. As spoken by Caiaphas the high priest, “It is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.” And indeed the whole nation would not perish, for the first three thousand men entering the New Economy would be of its own.
Seven wounds were opened. Seven vials of blood were poured upon the ground. Too late, o’ tempter of souls! The seventh was the last of eight, for the first was already poured into the twelve vessels gathered at the counsel table of a new governmental order, a New Economy to be known as the Kingdom of Almighty God.
Seven sayings were uttered as the last member of the first Adam’s kind, along with all his fallen economy, took his final breath. Too late, oh tempter of souls! His final breath was the last of eight, for the first breath was breathed into the twelve apostles of the New Economy: “Receive ye the Holy Ghost.” He is the very heart of the New Economy. He will never leave you. He will never forsake you. He will comfort you. He will empower you. He will send you. He will go with you unto the ends of the earth. Now the eighth breath is taken and exhaled, “It is finished.” The first Adam and his failed economy collapse in death upon the cross but in the eighth breath there is the promise of a new beginning.
It is accomplished! The Rebel is dead. The rebellion has failed. The hope of the New Economy is perished with Him. If He were perchance alive in the tomb, the stone at its door and the Roman watch would see to His certain death. It was all vanity! I go a fishing.
In the cold damp silence, wrapped in a linen binder, lay the dust of a new Earth’s genesis, a celestial dust brought into this Old Economy by the creative increase of fish and bread. Now the napkin is removed, folded and laid to one side. Out of the dust of a new ground the Father shapes the form of his Last Son. Now He breathes into the dust. He is the last Adam, not just living soul; He is life-giving Spirit. The grave clothes fall through the body of the Progenitor of a new species of corporate creature destined to reign over a new heaven and a new earth. He is the Son of Man, the Federal Head of the Holy Nation, the New Economy. Now many sons are to be in the bringing, not unto shame in falling, but unto glory in rising, a glory fitting to the New Economy. Amen.
THE NEW ECONOMY
PASSOVER SUNDAY APR 5, 2015
THE SCRIPTURE READING
22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
25 For [Because] David speaketh concerning him, [This verse opens a reference to Ps 16:8-11] I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer [Allow] thine Holy One to see corruption.
28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance [See Heb 12:2; This verse closes the reference to Ps 16:8-11]
29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ, [The Federal Head of the New Economy, the Kingdom of the Almighty God, King and Priest forever after the order of Melchisedek; Heb chapters 5-7].