The Symbol of The Cup
Dr. Wesley A. Swift
About the Author
Dr. Wesley A. Swift was the only child of a successful Methodist minister in New Jersey. He received his call to preach in his teens, and was licensed to preach by the Methodist Church at 18.
Shortly after his ordination he attended a lecture by a Kingdom Identity Minister. Certain facts of the Bible were presented that are not taught in the standard Christian churches. This started him on a fife long search to find the truth of the Bible, regardless of any churches’ particular creed.
The results were both happily exiting and darkly foreboding. Exciting because of finding the true heritage and covenants of the White Race; terrifying because most churches were daily degenerating into a preaching amounting to Babylonian Judaism and calling it Christianity. These False Prophets were unknowingly (or knowingly in some cases) delivering the covenants of true Israel to the enemies of Christ.
Dr. Swift was a dynamic, inspired minister. He established the Church of Jesus Christ Christian with congregations in San Francisco, Oakland, Lancaster, Riverside, Hollywood and San Diego.
He worked with Gerald L. K. Smith in Washington D.C. to hold the line against creeping communism, illegal immigration and many other vital issues.
His life, fortune and sacred honor were expended to fulfill his ministry, as warrior priest of true Israel.
The Symbol of the Cup
by Dr. Wesley A. Swift
As we think of the subject of the CUP, we realize that there is an important and interesting portion of history surrounding the CUP itself. The deeper significance and different symbolism of the CUP was new to the disciples and now was to be experienced by them; however, there was no think new in the mind of Yahweh (God), for He had known these things from before the foundations of the world.
Strange and difficult conditions existed in Palestine during the time of Christ’s ministry. The powers of darkness and forces of evil had usurped priesthood positions, which ruled over the temple. True Judah and Benjamin understood that the temple was in the hands of this false priesthood; they also perceived that the defense of their people was not being carried out by the soldiers that were controlled by the priesthood. Although they knew that they were under the Roman Empire and that Rome considered Palestine to be only a vassal province, still they realized that their greatest danger came from this evil, which had penetrated, deep into the temple control. For this reason the Essene Company had gathered together and were trying to preserve their records, their scrolls, their doctrines, and were planning for the rebirth of Israel in Palestine. They met in secret caves and in homes of people in Palestine. Out of this organization cam the defensive army, which would have crowned Christ the King.
Even today Christendom talks of the Palm Sunday entrance of the Christ into the city of Jerusalem. However, the crowd and the plans to crown Him King were not spontaneous. The plan was organized and designed throughout the Christ’s entire ministry. His people were hoping that He would at this time take over the rule of the Kingdom, that He would break the power of the Roman Empire. They hoped He would free them from influential forces that dominated the temple, for they still recognized it as the symbol of their religion. They were hoping that the Kingdom of God would be restored, that the priesthood would be returned to the rightful Priests of Israel, and that the righteousness of the Kingdom under God would be realized. They also hoped that all of the children of God scattered abroad all the household of Israel would stand forth as one might power under their returned King. Those of Israel left in the land of Palestine anticipated that when the Kingdom came forth, the Light would go to the ends of the earth and the laws of the Kingdom would be enforced.
There is no doubt about that coming of the Kingdom on earth; and there is no doubt that today we stand on the other end of the cycle of events almost at the end of an era. We, like those in Old Judea, are hoping to see the Kingdom come with all its power and with great suddenness. We hope to see the power of God’s Kingdom extending as His covenants proclaimed until the nations of Israel rule over the entire earth, with the Christ enthroned as Ruler over the universe. Also like those of Israel in Old Judea, we are as close as they to realizing that this Kingdom is to be made manifest in an unusual way. They were close to the hour of “Atonement”; we are close to the hour of “Deliverance”. Looking back over all that transpired we find our hearts tied to every event, to every act of Yahweh (God) as He walked the earth and dwelt among us as Yahshua.
The promises were made to us before the foundation of this world order, this cosmic order of creation. Every conscious spirit of our race was in the presence of the Eternal Father in the great assemblies of the heavens long before the creation of this Universe. The essence of your own Spirit was begotten from the Essence of His own Life. You are “Life of His Life and Spirit of His Spirit.” Being placed in Earth, embodied as sons and daughters of God, is a part of the great miracle of God’s purpose when He said that He would send His Kingdom from Heaven to Earth. It is by the increase of His sons and daughters that His Kingdom expands, and of the increase of that Kingdom there is to be no end. To bring the condition of Heaven to Earth it was necessary to transfer from Heaven to Earth the people of the Most High. It was necessary to embody them in physical bodies, and that is why Paul says in the book of Hebrews that we, the children of God, are in bodies of flesh; and since the children were dwelling this way, it was necessary that God Himself take part of this same flesh and dwell among us as our Kinsman, our Relative. He knew the conditions that would transpire when His Kingdom came into this Earth’s environment ruled over by a fallen Archangel who dominated the other races of Earth. He knew the catastrophe, chaos and problems that the program of the fallen Archangel had brought and would bring upon the Earth. Therefore Yahweh designed the great and masterful program of sending His Kingdom from Heaven to Earth. This has not yet happened in its fullness as will occur in the future, and that is why we still pray for the Kingdom to come in all its power: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, in Earth as it is in Heaven.”
He knew exactly what would be the reaction of His children when they were placed in physical bodies. He knew the temptation strategies of Lucifer, but He also knew that His children’s fall would open the way for Atonement and the Redemption, which are so essential to our race.
The theology of the Christian faith has taught from the beginning of time that the Adamic race fell and that they violated Divine Law. The symbolism was of a “forbidden apple”, but this was really the story of the seduction of a race, the mongrelization and attempted absorption of that race by Luciferian forces. Assuredly Lucifer knew that the Adamic race was the beginning of a Divine Race, and he knew that he must bring about death upon that society death and a guilt complex to prevent them from completing the program for which they had come.
Thus our Father spoke of the “Lamb’s Book of Life”, and said that our names are written in His Book of Life. Therefore, because this is the sacrificial transposing of power, even through we are part of that “fall”, still we shall be restored because the life that fills our spirit is Eternal. He declared that we are life of His Life and breath of His Breath. He had no intention of leaving our bodies to be destroyed by the disintegration that death and the grave produced. Neither should our souls be held in bondage in the conscious imprisonment that descended upon them by Luciferian design. He made it clear that there would be no defeat of His children Spirit, Soul and Body they shall be delivered! In the fullness of time this is to be manifested even as God’s Word revealed it unto Enoch and again to the Apostle Paul as he received his mighty apocalypse from which came the great doctrines, which he used to write his Epistles. Thus you should know whom you are, the Adamic race, and that the White Throne is in preparation for the household of Yahweh (God) in Earth.
The fall of the Adamic race was as complete as the fall of any race could be. Violation of Divine Law in the early hours of our original parents caused the loss of the aura of Life, and the Glory of the Spirit, which would have let us, be immortal. Thus from the first parents of the Adamic race death descended upon our race; but do not misunderstand this: The soul did not die, and this was not the death of the Spirit because the Spirit does not die. Death descended upon the physical body, and the mind came into bondage. Therefore, one of the great and important programs of God is to restore the soul consciousness of His people, to renew their minds, to set them free from bondage in their thinking. He was to take upon Himself the guilt complex, which had settled on His race through transgression and set them free. This is a part of the mighty program of “Atonement”, and required that God join Himself unto His people and dwell among them as One of them. He had to take upon Himself as only God could, all transgression that His sons and daughters had wrought while in the Earth. He had to come as one of them and pay the price, which they could not pay themselves. Having assumed this, having paid the price for them, and only then, could He say unto those who are His children: Now no one can condemn you because I have assumed this transgression. I have paid the price, so you have now passed from condemnation unto Life.
The magnitude of the Christian Faith is built on the tremendous acts of Yahweh/Yahshua, Himself. It is built upon the substitutionary death of Yahshua, whom we call Jesus the Christ. Thus the Cross is the mighty emblem of His Faith. This is why the Apostle Paul declared: “God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the whole world is crucified unto me, and I unto the World.” (Gal. 6:14)
Unless one knows the background of the origin of race and the magnitude of the plan of God for His Kingdom, he can never fully understand the great transitions, which have transpired in his own existence or the magnitude of God’s Grace. When we celebrate the events, which surround the life of The Christ, we are also re-calling the most important events, which ever came upon receiving consciousness. God was establishing with His power and out of the energies of His own mind, which holds the Universe together, the foreordained patterns of all the Laws in this dimension and the various levels of creation held together by the consciousness of His perception. There is nothing He did not know, nothing He could not foresee; but there were some things that He had not experienced. In the highest of all conscious perceptions in the furthest range of emotions and in the deep affinity of a Father for His children the expression of Yahweh/God came in the fulfillment of “Atonement”. Nothing of this magnitude had ever before occurred that would demand such an Atonement. We read from the Old Testament the records down to the time of The Christ, records of the experiences of a race of people. This is a people of whom Our Father said: “As for Me, this is My covenant with them; My words which I have put in thy mouth shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of thy seed’s seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.” (Isa. 59:21) In other words, this is a race that shall continue to worship the One True God, and even in spite of wavering leadership, shall always return to this standard. This is a race of people who shall dwell in the Earth a Holy seed, which is not to be mongrelized, integrated or contaminated but instead is to be lifted, elevated and glorified because our Father has ordained this to be true.
If there is any guilt complex to suppress the human soul, if there is condemnation, which rests upon any of you, these events, which we celebrate in the period culminating with the Resurrection of The Christ, should set you free from all this guilt complex for all times. It should let you see by Light that you are free because he who is the Author and Finisher of our Faith has paid the price.
There can be no doubt that the great crowds skillfully organized by the Essenes and by the works of the disciples wanted that day to crown Christ the King. As the throngs went out the gates of Jerusalem to watch Him approach, they were prepared for this very thing because the armies of the Christ stood by. In this instance Barabbas who was a nationalist, and whose armies had been prepared to serve The Christ, also thought and hoped that the city would see Him take the crown. Then as He entered into the city, the foal of an ass walking alongside, and the people cried, “Hosanna in the Highest to the Son of David. Hosanna to Yahshua who comes in the Name of Yahweh!” These people not only understood the writings of Isaiah, but they knew that this was the embodiment of Yahweh, their promised Messiah. Thus the people of Israel threw down palm branches before Him, shouting Hosanna; and their children scattered flowers before Him. Valiant men now lifted flaming swords of steel that were in their hands to defend their King. Their tunics were uncovered and the blue tunics with the crossed golden fishes on the front flashed in the sun. High on the temple steps stood the false priest who trembled at the display before these inspired people.
Then came those before The Christ to offer Him the crown; but He was not to take the crown that day. He said to those standing before Him: I can not take the crown although I am King and it is My right to reign; for if I took the crown this day, I would rule you in bondage. You would remain under the guilt complex of transgression. Therefore, I will not take the crown at this time. Instead, I will take the CUP; but remember that one day I shall take the crown, and that day my servants will fight and My Kingdom will not be given to the Jews. (Free translation of John 12, Mark 11 and Matthew 21)
Jesus had spoken of a CUP, but He spoke of it with a different significance from that for which it had been so skillfully wrought. Joseph of Arimathea was the uncle of Mary and symbolically the great uncle of The Christ. This Joseph of Arimathea was a member of the secret Essene Company as people today belong to patriotic organizations. He spent much of his time and a considerable amount of money trying to bring in the Kingdom as he thought it should come. He had believed faithfully that The Christ would rise with the power to bring forth the Kingdom. However, he was also a devout student of those things that john the Baptist in the spirit of Elijah, had proclaimed in the mysteries of revelation when John was but a small boy in the Essene company. Thus Joseph of Arimathea had prepared for this hour. John the Baptist had constantly proclaimed that Yahshua (The Christ) would at this time take the CUP and not the Kingdom Crown. However, John the Baptist spoke of the appearance of The Christ as though He would make two special ministries to earth. Believing there was some mystery in this, Joseph of Arimathea, sent to Greece for Demetrius the silversmith, one of the most accomplished of all engravers, and brought him to his home on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Many were the days and nights here in the home of Joseph of Arimathea that Jesus and His disciples sat around the table talking of things pertaining to the Kingdom, of the purposes and plans and the program of the Kingdom. At these times Demetrius was behind a curtain in an alcove where he drew up the outer chalice, which would hold the inner cup. On this outer chalice were the faces of The Christ and all the disciples except Judas Iscariot. Only the turned face of Judas was finally shown. Six times the silversmith tried to form the face of Judas and failed; then on the seventh trial he showed that face turning away. The Chalice depicting The Christ seated at the table with His disciples held an inner silver cup.
Today as we talk of Palm Sunday, we remember that on that day so long ago, the desire was to crown Him King. The plan had been made for the people to come from every part of Palestine for this crowning ceremony. When Jesus refused the crown and took instead the CUP few people understood what it signified. Even His disciples to whom He had spoken about this matter did not realize the significance of the CUP. He said to His disciples James and john when they requested that they be allowed to sit on His right and His left hand in glory: “Ye know not what ye ask; can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? And be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?”
Misunderstanding, they replied, “We can.” Jesus answered them and said: “Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized…” (Mark 10:38-39) But neither James, nor John nor the other disciples really understood what he meant by these words.
This CUP was symbolic of Unity and the sealing of a covenant. It set forth the identity of Yahweh (God) with His people. We find that this CUP was served several times in Biblical History. Even in the days of ancient Egypt after the building of the city of On with its great Temple and in the preparation for the development of the altar and pillar in the land of Egypt in played a part. Enoch and Job, the great patriarchs had assembled 144,000 there in that land for the beginning of a great work and purpose. We are told in Egyptian history, as well, that Osiris, Lord of Life and Resurrection was there. Actually they were talking about Yahshua, the embodied Yahweh, as he came forth accompanied by His Celestial following and surrounded by Light. They tell how He stood before those men with a CUPand they did drink of the cup and eat of the bread, which he break unto them. As the Egyptians tell this: Osiris, the Lord of Life and Resurrection had visited His people. This was at the dedication of the city of On in preparation for the building of a great Temple, and the God of these white men who had built the city came to earth and offered them a CUP. The historians caught the significance of this and understood that this was a symbol of their unity with Him throughout all times and ages.
Symbolically, we also remember the experience of Abram (whose name was changed later to Abraham) called of God for the purity of a race and for the preservation of a society, to do certain things. Abraham was called to leave Ur of the Chaldees (Gen. 12:1) because of the design of those whom we today call “internationalists”. They were the mongrelizers of Lucifer’s camp who sought to destroy the society of the Sethite peoples. God called Abraham out of that area to separate from the destroying practices of these evil forces. Later, on the plains of Shinar God delivered Abraham in a great battle for the gold of Ophir. As the kings fought, they moved against Abraham and his household, but Abraham survived by the intervention of God Himself. After the Victory of that day, the records tell us that Melchizedek, King of Salem, approached Abraham. We are told that He “brought forth bread and wine” and that “he was the priest of the Eternal living Priesthood of the Almighty God. This is the embodiment of God, as Priest with His people “Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God…” (Heb. 7:3) In the Old Testament story He approached unto Abraham and set before him the bread and the wine, the symbol again being that of the covenant: the CUP representing the unity between the Eternal God and His people who are spirit of His Spirit, flesh of His flesh, and bone of His bone. We are told in the Scriptures that we did not receive the spirit, which the world received, but rather the spirit, which is out of God; therefore we are not of this world as He was not of this world (meaning this world order).
This covenant of Unity could be completed only by One Who could assume responsibility for the Atonement by filling the CUP with clear water or the fruit of the vine, then emptying it to show His assumption of our transgressions. On that Palm Sunday in the early hours when the people were ready to crown Him King, they knew not what was meant by that CUP. Even His disciples did not understand it when He had spoken of it to them earlier and told them what was to transpire.
Not long after this Palm Sunday experience came the time of the preparation for the Passover. Jesus told His disciples to go to a certain man whom they would find carrying a vessel of water. They were to ask this man to give them the guest room so that the Master might eat the Passover with His disciples. Thus Peter and John went and found the man going into his house, carrying the vessel of water. They said to him that the Master had asked for the use of the guest room. The man opened his house to them and Jesus sent His disciples to prepare the Passover supper. It was in the interlude that Jesus had rejected the throne, although not rejecting the people. For He told them of a more important mission which he had. Even though they could not understand the significance of what he said, He told them that this mission must be accomplished so that he could rule them as free people without any imputation of judgment.
Remember that as the disciples were seated with The Christ around the table in that upper room, Judas Iscariot was also there. Sometimes we wonder whether the nature of these, our enemies can be understood; and probably nothing makes them more understandable than an examination of Judas. Twelve disciples were present at this Passover supper, and one of them was not a Galilean. This one was Judas Iscariot. He had gone from the Palm Sunday declaration of The Christ as to His Kingship, to the high priests of the temple and said: I will tell you where to find Barabbas who led this blue tunic army today. You will find him at the home of the sons of Zebedee. The priests wanted Rome to capture Barabbas because he also was considered seditionist against Rome. Thus the Roman soldiers came, took Barabbas, and put him in prison. Barabbas was the leader of a secret army that was prepared to defend The Christ. After having revealed where Barabbas would be, Judas next told the soldiers that he would show them Jesus also, but it would need to be “for a price”. This is not strange if one understands Jews, for even devils charge one another for their work.
The high priests of this false priesthood had repeatedly declared that it was essential for them to kill this One; but they did not dare to make an open display of their intentions because the Passover was about to take place; and you must understand that true men of Israel would be there from many distant places. The false priests knew that they were not of Israel. They had heard the parables of Jesus, and they were well aware of the part they played as they ruled and controlled this community. They understood the parables Jesus had given concerning the man whose property was in the hands of strangers who had taken possession of it. They knew that he was talking about them as He said that they had killed His prophets, and His messengers, and when the embodiment of Authority came Who was the Rightful Heir, they said; We must kill Him also because we are not the rightful heirs, but we don’t want to lose this property. Thus they plotted how they could put Him to death.
As the priests spoke to Judas Iscariot, they said that it was imperative that they do this in their own way. They decided to seize Him without a great demonstration because if they were to take Him in the daytime when the people could see what was going on, there would be trouble. So they said to Judas: Since you know where He goes at night and where he spends His time, we will give you thirty pieces of silver if you will identify Him for our guards of the evening. In this way we can take Him in secret, and the people will not know what is taking place. As we know, Judas made his arrangements, but the actual design of where it would take place would depend upon the events to follow.
Here upon the day of the Passover, then, Judas sat with the other disciples. We think of the things Jesus talked about as He spoke of the Kingdom and how He said it would not be long before He would be leaving them. He talked about their responsibilities; and some of them were wondering who among them would be the greater. Jesus said that in a very short time this question would be no problem. Some of them were disturbed about what was ahead and could not understand what Jesus’ words actually meant. He talked about the test that would be made of their Faith; and we remember how Peter, so sure of himself, declared that he would go with Christ even to death and how Jesus told him that before the cock had crowed thrice, Peter would deny Him.
Then as Jesus spoke to them, He filled the CUP, and the bread was broken for the Passover. Next came the most significant experience they had yet had concerning the sacrament. The CUP was filled with the fruit of the vine, the bread was upon the table, and as they were about to eat, Jesus said, “He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.” (Mat. 26:24) Each asked, “Lord, is it I?”
This was an astonishing thing, for these eleven Galileans could not conceive of any situation in which they would betray The Christ and place Him in the hands of the enemy. Remember, though, that Judas was also there; and Jesus turned to him saying, “That thou doest, do quickly.” (John 13:27) Judas left and went straight to the high priests to arrange the climax of the betrayal of Yahshua, Jesus, The Christ. Earlier at the table Jesus had said that they would go that night to the Garden of Gethsemane because the hour was very close; thus Judas had the information, which he needed for the betrayal.
Here at the last supper Jesus re-identified Himself. He laid the formulas for the table, which ordained the Apostle Paul to instruct the Church to follow. Again the symbol was the CUPwhich he had accepted that day: This cup with the outer chalice so beautifully wrought; this cup which Joseph of Arimathea had handed to Him for a moment, was taken back by the disciples and used for the Passover. Then Jesus said as He broke the bread: “Take, eat, this is my body.”
And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matt. 26: 26-27)
The disciples received this and the explanation which Jesus gave, that the Unction of His Spirit was consecrating these elements, rejoining them, and recharging them into flesh of His Flesh bond of His Bone and now, even blood of His Blood. With this covenant came also the assurance that the things to come were also to be shared by them, in that He had become for them The Substitute. The disciples did not at that moment fully understand this although they understood that the Passover Lamb had been the substitute for their errors and transgressions and had become the sign of their deliverance.
Sometimes people are not very realistic about the program of God’s Kingdom. They do not realize that in the midst of these events there was no changing of the plan or the purposes of God. The plan had been in operation from the beginning. Only now, at last, His Atonement, this event of such magnitude, was at hand. His plan for the disciples to go forth and spread the word was all ready and was being revealed along with His instructions. He had previously told His disciples some of these things; and now after breaking the bread and giving them the sacraments, He said to them: when I sent you out previously, I said not to take purses, script or even shoes and did you lack for anything? They answered, “NO.” But the reason there was no lack was that the Abiding Presence of the King was with them. Even in the hour of His Birth, the wise men of your race fulfilling their responsibilities had brought Him gifts gold, frankincense and myrrh as well as the crown and the robe. There had been in these gifts sufficient provisions for the care and the needs of the disciples thought the ministry of The Christ. But now the hour had come when they would be parted from their Master; and in their ministry He would not be with them bodily even though His Spirit would never leave nor forsake them. Jesus said to the: Previously when I sent you forth, I told you to take nothing, but now when you go out, he who has a purse, let him take it, and likewise his script or his records and his valuables and securities. Remember that Jesus had also said that whoever had not a sword should sell his garment and buy one because, as the early church records point out, Jesus was instructing them to go forth, “as sheep among wolves”. (Mat. 10:16) He knew the dangers, which they faced.
So it was that the disciples were given their last admonitions, assigned their task and told how to prepare for it. Later, when they went to the Garden of Gethsemane, the CUP was still with them. For what purpose, we wonder; Why the CUP now as they approached the Garden of Gethsemane? As they walked to the spot where Jesus had gone so many times with them, they stopped to rest. He went a stone’s throw from where the disciples were. The records of this experience are in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John: How He left His disciples all but Peter, James and John; and with them He went a little further; and there leaving even these disciples, Jesus went still further after telling them to watch. We are told that He drew apart to pray, but one of the most important things to understand is this: The translations and the attitudes of theology are trying to break into multiple parts the very God and have obscured the magnitude of what was actually transpiring at this time. Remember that this was the Fullness of Yahweh dwelling bodily as the Man Christ Jesus. The Apostle Paul tells this in his letter to the Colossians. (Col. 1:19) This was the Eternal God Who had walked with His disciples as a Man among men, and it had been by the very purpose of His own Divine Plan that the energies of His Spirit had consummated the conception that brought forth from the Virgin Mary, the Body of God. This child, having grown up was not this Man Who stood before the disciples and was the very Yahweh. The disciples later testified to these truths as the Holy Spirit revealed them to their understanding.
A declaration of great significance, vital to an understanding concerning the importance of this CUP is in the 43rdChapter of the Book of Isaiah. The Eternal God speaking through Isaiah said: “For I am Yahweh they El, the Holy one of Israel, thy Yahshua.” (Isa. 43:3) Then in Chapter 44:8 we read: “Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God’ I know not any.” He wanted His people Israel to understand that He alone is their Saviour, their Maker, Creator, Husband and Father. He referred to Himself as married to this race, as being the Father of the spirits of the children of this household. Then in Chapter 53 He alludes to His physical embodiment. Isaiah, prophesying under influence of the Holy Spirit makes this all come alive: “Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? (2) For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.” (Except out of Himself) This is what that old declaration further says: “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; He was despised, and we esteemed him not. (4) Surely he hath borne our grief’s, and carried our sorrow: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.” (Isaiah 53:1-4)
In these declarations are the prophecies of The Christ, the Eternal Yahweh dwelling as a man among men. His divine capacity of Spirit was able to commune in full perception with the consciousness of that which had been born of Mary. Thus through Isaiah (53:10) we understand that it pleased Yahweh that even this physical embodiment of Himself could be bruised and put to grief, that he would offer His soul as an offering for sin and that He would see his seed and prolong His days; the pleasure of Yahweh should prosper in his hand. Here was the acceptance by the soul of God that upon the body He would reside in would come to rest the guilt of the world. This was to be the most tremendous experience in the realm of emotion and grief that could ever be experienced by any being in the universe. Everything which god put together was a law, and everything He made was right because it was the essence of His own Being. This was immutability, perfection and righteousness, because righteousness begins with an act of God in the organization of His universe. Therefore, for the Eternal Yahweh to assume upon His own consciousness (because He was doing a finishing work) the guilt of all violation of law was an expression of love beyond our comprehending. Sin is really violation of law, and for him to assume upon His own sinless and perfect nature all transgressions was the greatest demonstration of love in all time and history. If there had not been sufficient love and power here had there not been a purity of purpose higher than had ever been manifested, the Universe could have fallen apart in the experiences that this one-week covers. Since we are sure of these things, we do not hesitate in our Faith and are able to understand how the Apostle Paul could declare that in Him (Christ) was the fullness of God dwelling bodily.
You will understand, then, that this was not God divided into different parts or different beings. This was the eternal Spirit of Yahweh able to commune even in the meditation of the physical consciousness that was about to sacrifice itself, knowing that here was the only essence of separation; knowing that this Spirit like your spirit could not die, but by the intent of its purpose was going to raise this very body from the dead after it had assumed upon itself the fullness of all transgression. This is the most important single possible fact that the human consciousness could understand.
Returning to the time of the fulfillment of this purpose, Jesus took the CUP there by the spring in the garden and filled it with clear water and He lifted it up. Then in the humanity of His physical consciousness He felt the great weight of what was about to transpire. The scriptures say that He felt the weight, the grief; the shadow of impending death, which He knew so well was to come. He knew that death of God was an impossible experience except as He had prepared this way. He knew that although rightfully His enveloping aura and His divine nature should surround His Physical body; yet He had left these off so that He might taste death for you and for me. The only time we have record of that Majesty being revealed is when for one moment in His humanity, He wanted to reveal to His disciples the Glory of His Eternal Being. This came about on the Mount of Transfiguration as the Glory passed upon Him and then off so that He might finish the task He must do. Had He left on Himself the Glory which is his rightful heritage (and was also yours in the hour of the beginning of this race), the Crucifixion would have been impossible, and His death would not have taken place. The Apostle Paul understood all this as he said: “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ (the last Adam) shall all be made alive. “(I Cor. 15:22&45) The life had to come in flesh like ours, in a body like ours, capable of feeling and being afflicted by pain and problems such as ours so that in all these things this Spirit would triumph thus fulfilling the work called the ATONEMENT.
A lamb with out spot or blemish was needed to accomplish this great Atonement. The Substitute had to be without guilt, and for this reason it could not be just anyone of our race, for no one measured up to this qualification. No one had the purity of mind and thought and the excellence of perfection of Yahweh/God Who walked among Men. So it was that the Master of excellence in every decision made with the righteousness of His Divine perception, now assumed in the garden all this in the CUP. We read the record according to the Gospel of Matthew (26:36-46):
“Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the Disciples, sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be Sorrowful and very heavy.
Then saith he unto them, my soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: Ye here, and watch with me.
And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter,
What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, But the flesh is weak.
He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
And He came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.
And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of Sinners.
Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.”
It was not the death of His embodiment that He feared, for He knew the mighty power of His Spirit; but it was death accompanied by all the transgressions of the world, which in His humanity He wished He need not accept. We must remember that in drinking this CUP He took upon Himself every transgression ever committed in the whole Universe. He was buying the world to free His children in it. He could not atone for just a few transgressions because he was our Kinsman Redeemer and was paying the price for all our transgressions. He was even assuming with this CUP His ability as Yahweh, to stop Lucifer’s rebellion. Thus this CUP covered not only the Universe but also the day of Lucifer’s restoration as a star of the morning.
Do you realize how great this Atonement was? So great was the strain that no human experience could compare with the agony of that moment. As the tensions came upon His Being, from the perspiration of His body came great drops of blood. In this moment was the unequaled test of time: for this was where Lucifer was losing his struggle for the Earth here in the Garden Yahweh/Yahshua, the One True God of the Universe, in a human body, assumed upon Himself all transgressions. He did this to confirm to you that without the shedding of blood there was no remission of sins. Before this time, every year the Priests had gone into the Holy of Holies and made a substitutionary offering; but also every time this symbol of atonement was made, the heart of God suffered. Now at the end of an age, it was Yahweh Himself in a human body Who became the Sacrifice so that He might do away with the fears, darkness, ignorance and guilt for all times. Here the sin question would be settled, and men could live without the fears of darkness over whelming them.
In only a matter of moments after The Christ’s having drunk the CUP, the clank of arms sounded in the Garden. The disciples were now awake and the CUPlay on the rock where Jesus had been praying. We are told by Mark that John, the beloved disciple, was standing by, looking with astonishment upon the throngs and wondering what they would do. Impulsive Peter seeing that Judas Iscariot was at the head of the multitude, drew his sword. And then Judas stepped toward the Christ and gave him the kiss of betrayal which was the sign prearranged with the priests. But Jesus remonstrated him: “Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?” (Luke 22:48) Knowing that Judas had walked with Him for three years, had watched the miracles and seen the magnitude of His Grace, we wonder how he could do this base thing; but onlyJudas could have done it, for no one of Yahweh’s household would be able to carry out the works of Lucifer. The betrayal had to come through a child of Lucifer just as it had to be the children of Lucifer who would stand in judgment and so it was. Jesus had identified these people when He said unto them: “Ye are of your father the devil…” (John 8:44) and Judas was one of them as shown by His words in John 6:70-71: “Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?” He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray Him, being one of the twelve.
Here in the Garden as the crowds approached Jesus, Peter swung his sword cutting off the ear of a servant of the High Priest. Turning to Peter Jesus told him to put up his sword. Peter was amazed because only a short time before he had been told to sell his coat if necessary and buy a sword. Peter did not realize that Jesus had no need of His disciple’s sword for His protection because He could have shown them that this place was surrounded by whole legions, great hosts and mighty powers, out of the Celestial realms, which He could have brought in; but the hour for that manifestation had not yet come. So He restored the ear of the servant of the high Priest and was then led away to the place of the trial.
The assumption of responsibility which occurred when He took the CUP (used for the Passover and then used in the garden to assume the covenant of transgressions) that is now all over and we stand looking back over 1900 years to that event of history. But I want you to know today that if any of you have a guilt complex, if you stand condemned, then you condemn yourself. The world may condemn you because it despises the Kingdom, but your Father said: I do not condemn you because I took this all upon myself. Do you want to know how to please Yahweh today here and now? Look Him in the face and say OUT FATHER. Do not look at Him with fear but rather with the humble realization that He paid the price, that He assumed the responsibility, that he finished it for you. Remember that He said: “If is finished.” When He said this, He dropped His head and you were free. This was not for just one moment of time, and it was not for just those who had come before Him. This Atonement was for the whole house of Israel, and it also paid the price for all transgression through the world from that time of its beginning to the end of all time when in the manifestation of His power and glory, He is going to transfer this world as the sons and daughters of His Kingdom into one of the greatest hours of Majesty and Victory that this world has ever known.
We no longer need have a fear of The Light going out. Our enemies may be planning to destroy these United States of America, but they are never going to get that job done. Oh, yes, they have a plan, they are pushing that plan on all fronts, and they think the Light will go out when they crush us, but this is only the erroneous thinking of the children of Lucifer as it has been in all ages.
As for you of the Adamic race, you have reaches the other end of the line, and you are about to see manifested the mighty victory of God’s Kingdom as it comes in power. You are about to see the re-entrance of the Majesty of The Christ with a body that you can see, a body that you can touch because other Eternal Yahweh, thy Yahshua is going to fulfill all His responsibilities.
Think of the greatness of these things, which God wrought for us. Think of how He did not even withhold His own embodiment. Think of the experiences, which were an agony to the heart of the Almighty One, to have taken all error upon His sinless nature. He walked out of that Garden with the weight of the world upon His shoulders and because of that, you and I are free. Therefore let no man by priest craft or by superstition place fear upon you again. There is no destiny ahead for you except that which the Father has planned for His children and which is for your well being.
And ye shall know that the Kingdoms of this world shall become the Kingdoms of our Yahweh and His Christ, and they shall acknowledge you. He is going to make the world know that He has loved you.
As we think upon these things, we remember that this is a time of testing, but it is also a time of experience, which leads to Victory.