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Poisoned Wine Tempted Jesus but Jesus Knew His Destiny and Overcame His Fear

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
    Poisoned Wine Tempted Jesus

Poisoned Wine tempted Jesus when He “was led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil” (Matthew 4:1). As a young boy Jesus had developed a driving desire to please the Spirit so Satan had not been able to penetrate His mind. And as He grew older and “all things that should come upon him” (John 18:4) were revealed to Him through unpleasant, disturbing visions of the future, He had pushed Satan aside. But the older He got the more frightening these visions became until, as an adult, they had become too unbearable to ignore, so Jesus went into the wilderness to petition the Spirit for another way to save lost humanity.

Satan had been watching Jesus and sensed this was the turning point in Jesus’ life. The wilderness was just the place to devour his prey. He now had Jesus right where he wanted Him—thirsty, weak, hungry, tired, and alone. This was his chance to insert doubts and lies into Jesus’ mind about His deity. He had fooled other men; why not Jesus.

The Bible says Jesus “was in all points tempted like as we are” (Hebrews 4:15). Satan put misgivings into Jesus’ mind so, as a vulnerable man, He would doubt His divinity. Jesus began to question Himself as He listened to Satan. Were His visions real? Was He God’s flesh? But if His visions were just nightmares, why had He previously been so sure He was God? For a time, Satan’s constant badgering nearly caused Jesus to lose sight of who He was.

    Jesus Knew His Destiny

Jesus knew His destiny because early on, He had studied the Scriptures of old that foretold of His birth and suffering. At twelve years of age, Jesus went to the temple to seek God. When questioned, He answered, “I must be about my Father’s business” (Luke 2:49). Now, in the wilderness He said, “Get thee hence, Satan” (Matthew 4:10). Jesus knew that “all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: And they shall scourge him, and put him to death” (Luke 18:31-33-from Isaiah 53). Jesus knew that as God’s flesh He was destined to be crucified.

Jesus said “he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day” (Matthew 16:21). Mark wrote, “For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day. But they understood not that saying” (Mark 9:31-32). At the Lord’s last supper, Jesus said, “Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me” (Mark 14:18). In verse 30, He told Peter that “before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.” Jesus told His disciples His destiny but they didn’t believe Him.

    Jesus Overcame His Fear

Jesus overcame his fear of the cross. As His betrayal drew near, He said, “Now is my soul troubled” (John 12:27). His soul was “troubled” because He feared crucifixion. Just thinking about it brought goose bumps and a hollow, nauseous pit to the bottom of His stomach. His legs became weak and He broke out in a cold sweat when Pilot handed Him over to the Roman lictors. Their dreaded thongs tore deep, bloody gashes across His back. A carelessly plaited crown of sharp, one-inch piercing thorns was angrily jammed down on His head. Streams of blood gushed out over His back, shoulders, and forehead. Clotting lumps fell to the ground. Globs of spit splattered across His face. People were bewildered because “his visage [face] was so marred [bruised and distorted] . . . and his form [body]” (Isaiah 52:14) more swollen and beaten than any other man. In a reflexive motion, Jesus slid His tongue across His parched lips as if licking blood.

Jesus’ heart pounded as it had done many times before. The deafening frenzy of cheering and shouting grew louder as the mounting hatred of the Jews climaxed with a forward move toward the path that led out of town. Jesus was a strong, young carpenter by trade, but He was too weak to drag His cross to Golgotha. (Many victims died before they were crucified. The purpose of the Roman lictors was to create unbearable pain, but sometimes they erred by ripping into a vital artery that quickly brought death.) As the Roman hammers drove the double-headed 5–7 inch nails into His hands and feet, the pain was excruciating. He had fainting spells as most victims did. But worst of all a cloud of sinful shame descended upon Jesus, bringing loneliness like none He had ever felt. (Excerpt from Poisoned Wine by C J Davidson, Chapter 5, p 115-17)

The night before His Crucifixion, Jesus as flesh pleaded, “O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me” (Matthew 26:39). He was so distressed that “his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground” (Luke 22:44). He didn’t want to suffer the most torturous death known to man. Finally, He put His flesh aside and His fear dissipated. Jesus said, “not my will, but thine, be done” (Luke 22:42).

Jesus overcame His fear when He learned to submit to the will of the Spirit by sacrificing His human will and offering up “prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered” (Hebrews 5:7-8). Jesus breathed in the fragrant comforting presence of the Spirit.

Poisoned Wine Denies Jesus Was God

Monday, April 18th, 2011

April 18, 2011

Who was Jesus?

Poisoned wine denies Jesus was God. It declares that Jesus is the second person in the Godhead. So you ask; who was Jesus? Jesus was the Almighty God. According to the flesh, Jesus was the Son of God but according to the Spirit, He was God. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). Jesus “was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you” (I Peter 1:20). God “calleth those things which be not as though they were” (Romans 4:17). In His thoughts, God was clothed in the flesh of Jesus even before He planned the creation of the earth. God created the earth with all the attributes needed to support His flesh. In His thoughts, God walked in the flesh body of Jesus on an earth that He had not yet created.

Jesus is not the second person in the Godhead just because the Spirit of God became flesh and called that flesh the Son of God. The fullness of the Godhead is in Jesus (Colossians 2:9). In the physical realm, Jesus was a Son, Mary was His mother and the Spirit of God was His Father but in the spiritual realm, Jesus was God. Jesus as flesh was a visible person who felt pain and sadness, ate food and drank water, prayed to the Spirit, and died as all flesh dies, but as God Jesus walked on water, healed the sick, raised the dead, and defeated spiritual death by raising His own body. (Excerpt from Poisoned Wine, Chapter 6, p 139)

Jesus was God clothed in flesh. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. . . And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:1, 14). Word comes from the Greek word logos. The main idea of the logos “is that it links God to man. . . . In the prologue of 14 verses [John 1:1-14], the idea of the Gospel is stated clearly and simply. The Logos, which is the eternal God, took flesh and became man.” The Word became flesh, which was named Jesus, meaning God with us. God “was manifested [as Jesus] to take away our sins. . . . He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not” (I John 3:5, John 1:10, 11). Jesus was the Almighty God.

The early Christians worshiped Jesus as God, not as a second person in the Godhead. Paul said that Jesus is “the image of the invisible God. . . . For in him [Jesus] dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” (Colossians 1:15 and 2:9). The apostles knew “that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life” (I John 5:20). The New Testament Christians knew Jesus was God.

The Trinity Doctrine says Jesus is the Eternal Son of God

Poisoned wine says that Jesus as the eternally begotten Son of God helped God create the earth. In the Old Testament, God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Genesis 1:26). However, “begotten” means a definite time when a birth takes place. (See Hebrews 1:5, 6.) There must be a “begetter,” a father, and a certain time when the act of begetting takes place. Simple logic does not allow for an eternally begotten Son because the words “begotten” and “Son” both confute the word “eternal.” No scriptural basis exists for an eternally begotten Son, but many scriptural proofs do exist that the Son of God was born at a specific point in time. (See, for example, Galatians 4:4; Hebrews 1:5, 6; Psalm 2:7; Acts 13:33.) Old Testament prophets did not look back into eternity and “see” a Son being eternally begotten. Instead, they always pointed forward into the future when Jesus would be born in the fullness of time. (See Psalm 2:7; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6.) (David K. Bernard, The Oneness of God Hazelwood, MO: Word Aflame Press, 1983, 2000), 98-106). (Excerpt from Poisoned Wine, p 136)

Jesus never existed in the spiritual realm of heaven as the eternal Son of God. God did not send Jesus down to earth to be a sacrifice for sin. Jesus as a Son in heaven would have required a mother where no male or female exists. Neither did Jesus exist in heaven as the second person in the Godhead. Before Jesus was born, He existed only in God’s thoughts. He did not come into being until He was born a human baby, according to the laws of flesh. At that time, He became the flesh of God and was called the Son of man. Although Jesus was conceived in God’s mind “before the foundation of the world” (John 17:24), He did not become a reality until He was born as a flesh baby. Jesus did not exist in the spiritual realm until He ascended up to the Spirit of God after His resurrection.

Jesus Is God’s Immortal Body

In the spiritual realm, Jesus is the immortal body of God. After His resurrection, He no longer held the office of “Son.” He is and will be Lord and God to His people throughout eternity. David said, “For who is God save the LORD?” (Psalm 18:31). “And the LORD [Jesus] shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one” (Zechariah 14:9). After Jesus’ resurrection, the disciples realized that Jesus was the immortal flesh of God. The church will be the spiritual bride of Christ Jesus; hence to His church (bride) Jesus is Lord and God. “For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called” (Isaiah 54:4). Jesus very clearly stated “that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he [God], ye shall die in your sins” (John 8:19, 24). Jesus, the immortal flesh of God is the “KINGS OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” (Revelation 19:16).

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Thank You

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Thank you all very much for your tremendous response to my website. Many comments indicate a desire for more posts so I have decided to post some excerpts from Poisoned Wine. Since all Christians believe that Jesus died for the sins of the world, I will attempt to raise Him up so that all will be able to see Jesus in His rightful place of glory. Those that understand who Jesus is will see the great travesty that was wrought when the fathers and early councils of the Roman Catholic Church identified Him as the second person in the Godhead. Jesus is not the second person in the Godhead. He is the only person in the Godhead. The Spirit of God and the Holy Ghost dwell in Jesus. I hope that my writing will bring Jesus to life for every reader.

C J Davidson

 

Feb 24, 2012

My comment section is not working properly at the moment, but I hope to get it straightened out soon. Thank you for all your support and patience.

In the meantime, I am working on my next upgrade, The End Time Government is just around the Corner. Its new name is Poisoned Wine Gears Up because the End Time Government is just around the Corner and it will be published soon.

Many of you have been asking for more references to other information. In this post update you will have a lot of added information, if you care to read it. I am surprised at how much is on the internet now. Hope you enjoy it.

C J Davidson

 

December 18, 2013

If it has been a while since you visited my website, you will notice that some changes have been made. A system is now in place that filters spam, but allows comments. All posts have been updated at least once. Two posts have been published, Poisoned Wine of the Trinity Is Brewed in Satan’s Winery to Dupe the People of Earth and Poisoned Wine Gave the End Time United Nations Iron Teeth to Snare the People of Earth

More updates and changes will be made in time. A new post, Poisoned Wine of the Vatican Meshes with the EU to Form the End Time Holy Roman Empire will be published soon. I welcome and appreciated your comments. Thank you for your interest and support.

C J Davidson