Luke 2:1-3 KJV “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.”
I was watching a Christian film last night, and this really struck me about the census at the time of Christ’s birth. One of the actors mentioned in the film about everyone having to go to the place of their origin to be counted. This is very important.
When Adam ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil his heritage to all mankind became sin and death. That became our origin. That is the Law. Sin and Death. Man’s number is the fullness of sin. That number is 666. It is in the right hand, and forehead because we think we can keep the Law, and then act out our sinful carnality in the process. It is that fullness which JESUS himself took away from us on the CROSS, and replaced it with HIS MARK/HIS NAME, and NUMBER. This human number/mark is not something that we could ever get rid of on our own because we could never fulfill the Law. It is not a specific man. It is every man that carries this fullness of sin because we have the heritage of Adam.
The CROSS was carried to Golgotha which means head, a counting of heads. There every head was counted, every human head. JESUS took all heads for HIS own. It said HE tasted sin for every man, and drew all men to HIMSELF (that means those before, and after HIM). This is why in the Book of Revelation it says “Here is Wisdom.” JESUS is WISDOM. Count the number of the beast (us, every human as a carnal, sinful being). JESUS counted/possessed/took ownership of that number. It is a human number. HE assumed all sin, for all time, from every person. HE took it as HIS own, even though HE had no sin of HIS own. JESUS became the LAW, the TREE of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and every head had to come back to it’s origin to be counted. There hanging on the Tree, the CROSS, all mankind took place in the census, a final counting. No further census will ever be necessary. All judgement took place on the CROSS. GOD’s wrath was satisfied. Every man’s name was inscribed with a new name. Adam’s name was replaced by JESUS. Old became NEW.
You ever notice that the Tree of Life in chapter 22 of the Book of Revelation is on both sides of the river that flows from the Throne of GOD, and from the Lamb. Now how can a Tree be on both sides of a river? That tree is JESUS. And that river is life. That verse is saying there is life on both sides of that Tree. As far as the East is from the West. The Beginning and End. Life before is as life after. The CROSS has made all things right and good. The curse has been destroyed. The chasm has been filled and the way made possible. No one comes to the FATHER but through me JESUS says.
All Glory and Honour is Yours Almighty Father through Your SON, JESUS CHRIST!
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