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The Meaning of Jesus’s Death and Resurrection

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William: “I’m 45 years old and I feel I’ve been searching forever. At this point, I am experiencing stagnation. Currently I’m involved with a great group of Christian brothers that really care for me, but the whole meditation thing just doesn’t translate with them. Similarly, I’m having trouble understanding the meaning of Jesus’s death and resurrection. Can you sum that up somehow?”

The Voice for Love: “Dearest Precious One, thank you for this most holy of questions concerning your own brother, named Jesus. For indeed this man was, like you, the son of God. It is common to distinguish him from yourself as one of special origin and not like you. Yet he is the example of what each of you can be during your sojourn in the world.

“Jesus is the way-shower, like an elder brother who lovingly lights the way for the younger. This is why you are asked to follow Him. He is the Light, and you have this same Light within you. That is the journey you are making by being in the world, the journey from darkness to Light.

“It is not ‘sin’ that is the darkness, dear one, nor sinlessness that is the Light. The journey you are making is an inner one, from doubt to faith, from hate to love, from the belief in separation to the knowing that all are One. Jesus did not die in expiation for sins to satisfy an angry and condemning God, but rather to demonstrate that death is not the end of Life. Indeed, he appeared in non-physical form after his death to demonstrate this. The human body is a mere temporary container of the soul’s Life. Jesus was willing to die so publicly and painfully in demonstration of this truth.

“Why was he willing? Because he had made that inner journey to the Knowing that all may know: that he was the beloved Son of God (as are you); that he was made from Love (as are you); that he came from Love (as did you); and that Love is all there is to be. It is not being Love, which is the resistance and denial of one’s True nature, that causes all the suffering in the world.

“So great was his love for his brothers that Jesus did what he did, even knowing that it would be misinterpreted by many, yet serve them just the same. For if one believes in an angry and condemning God, then one believes in the need for a sacrifice, and so was Jesus willing to be seen that way for those who needed it so. Love gives all and Love serves all and Love is not afraid.

“The resurrection is not a mystery but a simple truth. That life is eternal and continues after the death of the physical form is what Jesus demonstrated. This was a great and needed lesson at that time, but not the only one. Jesus demonstrated many truths during his life on earth: the power of love, the power of forgiveness, the power of faith and of peace. Do not worship his death but follow his life, for Jesus would not have you die the death that he died, but live the life that he lived. And when death comes, to know that death is only the end of the physical form, and that the True Self never dies.

“Peace be unto you, Precious One. You are greatly loved and greatly blessed, always.

“Amen.”

  • ggazcamper

    This is a beautiful and succinct explanation of Jesus. Thank you so much for being there and for sharing this communication! All I can say is “WOW”!

  • Thank you for sharing this message. It is congruent with the wisdom I have as well received, for the source is one. I am as well on this inner journey and have found the power and peace which God offers to all through the gift of his Divine Love.

  • Am I wrong to add that the Crucifixion also represents the death of the ego?

  • Thank you. Very well put.

  • faithquestions777

    The truthfulness of this blog post
    is all a question of authority—and virtually everything written here stands in
    direct contrast to the Holy Spirit of the Bible. With all due respect, in the kindest spirit possible, this blog
    post is not speaking of the Lord Jesus Christ, nor does it represent the
    meaning and purpose of His Death and Resurrection at all (according to His own
    words).

    Forget “who’s right” at the moment
    and please just pause to consider and acknowledge that there is NO WAY the
    author of this post could possibly be the author of the Bible. I praise the Lord that we live in a society
    where we are all free to pursue and express our own understanding of God and
    Who He Is. And I applaud The Voice for
    Love and it’s subscribers for being people who want to grow and learn to love
    others more fully, and to become participants in making the world a better
    place, etc. But no amount of
    “improving”, “doing better”, “growing in love”, “learning to love one another”
    etc. etc. is a substitute for every human beings’ greatest need—to receive the
    Righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ in order to be regenerated (made alive)
    since we are all born “in Adam” as sinners hopelessly separated from a Holy
    God. And no amount of sincerity or
    heartfelt-ness will be sufficient as a substitute for Truth. But again, who’s to say what Truth is?

    I understand that “the Bible says…” may be a
    meaningless, over-worn cliché that does little more than offend your spirit and
    bring back empty or perhaps painful memories of a “religious” (and likely hypocritical)
    upbringing. If that’s true in your
    case, I am truly sorry. But there’s
    GOOD NEWS! Yes, the Biblical teaching
    that God the Father cannot coexist with sinful man, that every human born on
    this Earth is destined for Hell may seem like too much to bear—but it doesn’t
    stop there! Getting “saved” (made alive
    in Jesus Christ) from this “death sentence” and receiving Eternal Life with God
    in Heaven is an offer made to every human being—all you have to “do” is come to
    an understanding that your own efforts to make yourself acceptable to God are
    futile, and believe that “Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

    1Co 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third
    day according to the scriptures:” (1 Corinthians 15:3b-4) to receive Eternal Life! No, the Christian walk is not easy or a
    guarantee of a problem-free life, but “getting saved” is as easy as that, if
    you truly understand believe, and receive. For
    those who may not yet understand and appreciate the Bible as the complete and
    final authority of Truth, based on, if nothing else, pure mathematical/statistical
    successful fulfillment of prophecy dwarfs any other religious work and exposes them for what they are: the words and traditions of men instead of the Word of God!

    This is the most loving thing I can do for
    you! Get a King James Bible (NOT a
    paraphrase) and start by reading Romans.
    May the Holy Spirit “…open (your) eyes, and turn (you) from darkness to
    light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that (your) may receive
    forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith
    that is in me ) (the Lord Jesus Christ). Ac 26:18

    Ro 3:23 For all have sinned, and
    come short of the glory of God;

    Ro 6:23 For the wages of sin is
    death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our
    Lord.

    Ro 5:8 But God commendeth his love
    toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

    Ro 10:8 But what saith it? The word
    is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of
    faith, which we preach;

    Ro 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
    and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou
    shalt be saved.

    Ro 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and
    with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

  • Five27

    This is in response to faith questions,theres a couple of issues here,for one,this sight doesn’t claim to be an author of the bible,thats your own imagination,another is a key word,INSPIRATION,to inspire,help,guide etc.The holy spirit is refered to as the helper,to help people,to lead them down the road to rightesness to get them where god wants them to be,and that could be thru any means.If this sight went out to a 1,000 people and opened the eyes to even one person wouldn’t that be worth it,The Lord works in mysterious ways,anyway possible especially in these times,if what your saying was true that would mean there hasn’t been one legitimate advocate of gods,since Christ returned to heaven almost 2,000 years ago!that would also mean theres no need for any churches religious leaders etc preaching hope and salvation to people who want and need to hear it,if you loved the bible as much as you say you wouldn’t use it as a tool to throw in the gears of hope and inspiration. 
     

  • Five27

    This is in response to faith questions,theres a couple of issues here,for one,this sight doesn’t claim to be an author of the bible,thats your own imagination,another is a key word,INSPIRATION,to inspire,help,guide etc.The holy spirit is refered to as the helper,to help people,to lead them down the road to rightesness to get them where god wants them to be,and that could be thru any means.If this sight went out to a 1,000 people and opened the eyes to even one person wouldn’t that be worth it,The Lord works in mysterious ways,anyway possible especially in these times,if what your saying was true that would mean there hasn’t been one legitimate advocate of gods,since Christ returned to heaven almost 2,000 years ago!that would also mean theres no need for any churches religious leaders etc preaching hope and salvation to people who want and need to hear it,if you loved the bible as much as you say you wouldn’t use it as a tool to throw in the gears of hope and inspiration. 
     

  • Nana Yaa

    DavidPaul, your explanation is very revealing to a Christian who is well grounded in the Word of God, or better still, the one who is evolved! Unfortunately, very few professing Christians are that evolved! In which case they could be confused. But thinking of it, such ones will not be on this platform, so it’s ok. I thank God for this opportunity to fuel my walk with the Holy Spirit. I’m still trekking along. I’m on day 14, Step 5 of Hearing God’s Voice (Candace’s DVD) and I’m really learning! God bless you guys, for what you are doing for us.

  • Nana Yaa

    DavidPaul, your explanation is very revealing to a Christian who is well grounded in the Word of God, or better still, the one who is evolved! Unfortunately, very few professing Christians are that evolved! In which case they could be confused. But thinking of it, such ones will not be on this platform, so it’s ok. I thank God for this opportunity to fuel my walk with the Holy Spirit. I’m still trekking along. I’m on day 14, Step 5 of Hearing God’s Voice (Candace’s DVD) and I’m really learning! God bless you guys, for what you are doing for us.

  • Nana Yaa

    DavidPaul, your explanation is very revealing to a Christian who is well grounded in the Word of God, or better still, the one who is evolved! Unfortunately, very few professing Christians are that evolved! In which case they could be confused. But thinking of it, such ones will not be on this platform, so it’s ok. I thank God for this opportunity to fuel my walk with the Holy Spirit. I’m still trekking along. I’m on day 14, Step 5 of Hearing God’s Voice (Candace’s DVD) and I’m really learning! God bless you guys, for what you are doing for us.

  • Nana Yaa

    DavidPaul, your explanation is very revealing to a Christian who is well grounded in the Word of God, or better still, the one who is evolved! Unfortunately, very few professing Christians are that evolved! In which case they could be confused. But thinking of it, such ones will not be on this platform, so it’s ok. I thank God for this opportunity to fuel my walk with the Holy Spirit. I’m still trekking along. I’m on day 14, Step 5 of Hearing God’s Voice (Candace’s DVD) and I’m really learning! God bless you guys, for what you are doing for us.

  • Good to hear from you, Nana! I’m grateful that you are going through our 5 steps to hearing God’s voice program! (http://www.thevoiceforlove.com/voice-of-god.html) That’s fantastic. Please let us know how it goes for you as you continue to go deeper and deeper into it.

    Also, just so you know, I didn’t share the message above. Val Padley, was one of our staff members, shared this particular message. All of our staff members are well-versed in receiving divine guidance and many of them take turns in answering people’s questions that are submitted through our website.

    Keep up the great work you are doing! Blessings to you.

  • Barbara Dutcher

    Valerie, thank you for this beautiful message! What a blessing! A wonderful explanation of Jesus’ life and ‘death’. 
    Barbara

  • Toni

    Having searched all my life for the Truth, I finally came to understand this Truth about Jesus Christ some years back.  Thank you for sharing with so many people that need to know the truth about Jesus Christ, God, and all of us, as ONE!

  • Faithquestions777

    Before I reply to Five27, could you, or anyone, please clarify/tell me who the author of the above blog post is?  I assumed that “the Holy Spirit” spoken of here is supposed to be “the Holy Spirit” of the Bible–can someone direct me to any part of this site that clarifies whether or not this is so?   Thx 

  • Thank you for your question. You may have a different understanding of the Holy Spirit than we do. Here is a little bit of background about our understanding of the Holy Spirit:

    http://www.thevoiceforlove.com/about.html

    and

    http://www.thevoiceforlove.com/holy-spirit.html

    Even with that said, the Holy Spirit expresses through each of us In unique ways. We are all unique expressions of God in the world, and unique expressions of God’s Voice. I hope that gives you a little bit of understanding or insight into where we’re coming from.

    Blessings to you.

  • Faithquestions777

    Thank you Mr. Doyle, for responding
    and for acknowledging that we each have a different understanding of “The Holy
    Spirit”.  I had already read those
    things on your site, which led me to me conclusion in the first place.  I would say that we are talking about two
    entirely different Spirits, and that is my genuine concern.  Let me again say that I have no doubt that
    you and the majority of The Voice for Love’s subscribers are loving, genuine,
    and sincere people who really care for others and want to help each other grow
    more and more into the likeness of God. 
    But what do you do with over 50% of the Bible’s warnings of God’s coming
    Wrath, and man’s hopeless state of sinfulness and the need of a Savior?  Below is a juxtaposition of “the Two Holy
    Spirits”: (this will be my final post).  This is the most loving thing I can do for you (faithquestions777@yahoo.com).

     

     

    The
    Voice for Love Holy Spirit says:

    The
    Holy Spirit of the Bible says:

    “…your own brother, named Jesus. For indeed this man was,
    like you, the son of God.”

    “Men” (people) are not born as sons of God, but may become
    so upon receiving Him: 

    12 But as many as received him, to them gave
    he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his
    name: John 1

    “It is common to distinguish him from yourself as one of
    special origin and not like you.”

    While the Bible does speak of many “sons of God”, The Lord
    Jesus Christ is the “only begotten” Son of God:

    16 For God so loved
    the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
    believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17
    For God sent not his Son into the world to
    condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18
    He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he
    that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the
    name of the only begotten Son of God. 
    John 3

     Does this describe you, or what you might become?:

     7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and
    every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all
    kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. 8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending,
    saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Rev
    1

     6 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, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The
    Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and
    peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his
    kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from
    henceforth even for ever.  Isaiah
    9

     
    16 And without controversy great is the mystery
    of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen
    of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up
    into glory. 1 Tim 3

     

    1 In the beginning was the Word, and the
    Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the
    beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him
    was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the
    life was the light of men. John 1

     

    15 Who is the image of the invisible God,
    the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things
    created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible,
    whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers:
    all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before
    all things, and by him all things consist. 18 And he is the head
    of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead;
    that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19 For it
    pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20
    And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile
    all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things
    in earth, or things in heaven. 
    Col 1

     

    15 For we have not an high priest which cannot
    be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points
    tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Heb 4

    Yet he is the example of what each of you can be during
    your sojourn in the world.

    That we can “become gods” or “become like God” was the
    first lie in the Bible, given by the first “positive thinker”:

     4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall
    not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat
    thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing
    good and evil.” Gen 3

     

    This describes us all in God’s eyes, unless/until we
    receive the free gift of Righteousness He offers!:

     

    10 As it is written, There is none righteous,
    no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none
    that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they
    are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
    13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues
    they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: 14
    Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: 15 Their
    feet are swift to shed blood: 16 Destruction and misery are
    in their ways: 17 And the way of peace have they not known: 18
    There is no fear of God before their eyes. Romans 3

     

    But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while
    we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being
    now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10
    For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his
    Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. 11
    And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
    by whom we have now received the atonement. 12 Wherefore, as by
    one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed
    upon all men, for that all have sinned: Rom 5

     

    Jesus did not die in expiation for sins to satisfy an
    angry and condemning God, but rather to demonstrate that death is not the end
    of Life.

     

    “It is not ‘sin’ that is the darkness, dear one, nor
    sinlessness that is the Light.

     

    21 For he hath made him to be sin
    for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in
    him.  2 Cor 5

    16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of
    Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that
    believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein
    is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written,
    The just shall live by faith. 18 For the wrath of God is
    revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who
    hold the truth in unrighteousness; Romans 1:

     

    17 Delivering thee
    from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
    18 To open their eyes, and
    to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of
    Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance
    among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. Acts 26

     

    17 For God sent not
    his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him
    might be saved. 18 He that
    believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned
    already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of
    God. 19 And this is the
    condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness
    rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither
    cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his
    deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. John 3

    For if one believes in an angry and condemning God, then
    one believes in the need for a sacrifice, and so was Jesus willing to be seen
    that way for those who needed it so.

    5 But after
    thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against
    the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 6
    Who will render to every man according to his deeds: Rom 2

     

    22 And almost
    all things are by the law
    purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. Heb
    9

     

    12
    But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down
    on the right hand of God;
    13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his
    footstool. 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever
    them that are sanctified. Heb 10

     

    18 For the wrath of God is revealed from
    heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth
    in unrighteousness;   Rom 1

     

    5
    And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the
    first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto
    him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, Rev 1

     

    14
    In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of
    sins: Col 1

     

     

    Please consider these things!  Feel free to contact me directly at faithquestions777@yahoo.com

  • Faithquestions777

    My attempt to paste a table/chart did not work out, so I apologize if it is confusing.  I took statements from the post “The Meaning of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection” and compared it to what the Bible teaches.   I apologize for taking up so much real estate here!

  • Thank you for your questions and your sharing. Below, you ask, “But what do you do with over 50% of the Bible’s warnings of God’s coming Wrath, and man’s hopeless state of sinfulness and the need of a Savior?”
     
    We believe in a loving God, and that God only loves. 

    There are many ways to define sin. I don’t use that word in general, but if I were to use it, to me it would mean not seeing the world through God’s eyes. Put another way, it would mean perceiving or experiencing the world through the eyes of fear and judgment …  through the eyes of the ego.

    When the thought system of the ego was created, the divine awareness of the Holy Spirit was given to us, placed within each one of us, so that we could learn to see differently, so that we could learn to see the world and ourselves through God’s eyes, through the eyes of unconditional love. That is the “Savior” that we have all been given. Jesus was the manifestation of that Divine Awareness in the world. Yet we all have that same Savior within us.

    I have two things I’d like to share with you that will answer your questions much more thoroughly. The 1st one is a radio interview that I participated in with a Christian minister who was asking me these same questions. I think you will enjoy listening to it. Click the link below to listen to it:

    http://www.thevoiceforlove.com/community/my-most-controversial-christian-radio-interview/

    Secondly, I recently responded to a lady’s question via e-mail and posted my reply on our blog. You can read it here. It’s about the differences between the Holy Spirit and Jesus.

    http://www.thevoiceforlove.com/community/difference-between-jesus-and-holy-spirit/

    Many blessings to you!

    DavidPaul

  • Debra

    The journey you are making is an inner one. I believe this to be true and so enjoyed this message. Thank you for this beautiful message!