The Son Offered Himself Through the One Eternal Spirit

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Dear Reader,

God is a Spirit. There is ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT. There is only one Holy Spirit. The Son offered himself to God through the one, eternal, Holy Spirit.

Hbr 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

The one eternal Holy Spirit is God the Father and God the Son, because they are spirit. It was in His eternal pre-existent state that Christ offered voluntarily to give His life for man and in essence that Lamb was slain not just on the cross, but at His Incarnation and even from the foundation of the world:

And all the dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." Revelation 13:8.

The one eternal Spirit was Christ's essence. He offered Himself through that one eternal Spirit at the Incarnation and on the Cross. That one eternal Spirit begat Jesus in the womb of Mary (see definition of begat--SIRE below). This is why Jesus had life unborrowed, underived. The Son offered HIMSELF--Christ gave His life a voluntary sacrifice. He had power to lay down His life, and He had power to take it again (John 10:18). That Sacrifice began at the foundation of the world. It proceeded to the Incarnation of the Son into the form of FULL DIVINITY PLUS FULL HUMANITY. It then further proceeded to Christ's death on the cross. But without offering up His Holy Spirit essence at His Incarnation, as a regenerating gift to us, and in order to satisfy the Testator requirement that the Testator die, Christ's death on the cross would have been of no avail, because there would have been no provision for cleansing the soul from sin and thus the Sanctuary would never have been cleansed from all sin.

"The Spirit was given as a regenerating agency, and without this the sacrifice of Christ would have been of no avail." E.G. White, Review and Herald, May 19, 1904, The Promise of the Spirit, pr. 3,

Hbr 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Jhn 4:24 God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.

Rom 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

Gen 41:38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find [such a one] as this [is], a man in whom the Spirit of God [is]?

1Cr 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

1Cr 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

Eph 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

Eph 4:4 [There is] one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

One entry found for beget.

Main Entry: be·get
Pronunciation: bi-'get
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): be·got /-'gät/; also be·gat /-'gat/; be·got·ten /-'gä-t&n/; or -got;
Etymology: Middle English begeten, alteration of beyeten, from Old English bigietan -- more at GET
Date: 13th century
1 : to procreate as the father : SIRE
2 : to produce especially as an effect or outgrowth
- be·get·ter noun

"Christ declared that after His ascension, he would send to his church, as his crowning GIFT, the comforter, who is the Holy Spirit,--THE SOUL OF HIS LIFE, THE EFFICACY OF HIS CHURCH, THE LIGHT AND LIFE OF THE WORLD. With HIS SPIRIT Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin. In the gift of the Spirit, [HIS LIFE--THE SOUL OF HIS LIFE] Jesus gave to man the highest good that heaven could bestow." E.G. White, Review and Herald, May 19, 1904. Book 5, p. 42.

"The Holy Spirit is the breath of spiritual life in the soul. The impartation of the Spirit is the impartation of the life of Christ. It imbues the receiver with the attributes of Christ. Only those who are thus taught of God, those who possess the inward working of the Spirit, and in whose life the Christ-life is manifested, are to stand as representative men, to minister in behalf of the church." Desire of Ages, 805.

Ron Beaulieu