Do you believe that the physical death of Christ is the payment for the penalty of our sin?
When eating the Supper of the Lord we should remember that:
Jesus offered His blood on the Cross and His body of flesh to God as a sin-offering on our behalf.
The Son of God's blood/soul was offered for the redemption/resurrection of our souls.
The Son of God's flesh/body was offered for the redemption/resurrection of our bodies.
Soul for soul, Blood for blood, Flesh for flesh, Body for body
Sin-offering for sin.
An Englishman's concordance search reveals that "psuche #5590" = "soul" throughout the bulk of the New Testament.
When we employ a Greek Old Testament LXX we can see something very interesting about the use of this word "psuche #5590" = "soul."
Lev 17:10-14 (LXX Greek Old Testament text with NT Strong's #)
10 And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood (aima #129); I will even set my face against that soul (psuche #5590) that eateth blood (aima #129), and will cut him off from among his people.
11 For the life (psuche #5590) of the flesh (sarkos #4561) is in the blood (aima #129): and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls (psuche #5590): for it is the blood (aima #129) that maketh an atonement for the soul (psuche #5590).
12 Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul (psuche #5590) of you shall eat blood (aima #129), neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood (#129).
13 And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood (#129) thereof, and cover it with dust.
14 For it is the life (psuche #5590) of all flesh (sarkos #4561); the blood (aima #129) of it is for the life (psyche #5590) thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood (aima #129) of no manner of flesh (sarkos #4561): for the life (psuche #5590) of all flesh (sarkos #4561) is the blood (aima #129) thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.
11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
12 Neither by the blood (aima #129) of goats and calves, but by his own blood (aima #129) he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
13 For if the blood (aima #129) of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh (sarkos #4561):
14 How much more shall THE BLOOD (AIMA #129) OF CHRIST, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
15 And for THIS CAUSE he is the mediator of the New Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be THE DEATH OF THE TESTATOR.
17 FOR A TESTAMENT IS OF FORCE AFTER MEN ARE DEAD: For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood (#129).
19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood (#129) of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
20 Saying, This is the blood (aima #129) of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood (aima #129) both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.
22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood (aima #129); and without shedding of blood (aima #129) is no remission (afesin #859) of sin.
23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood (aima #129) of others;
26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many …
20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood (aima #129) of the everlasting covenant ,
21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body (soma #4983).
27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
28 For this is my blood (aima #129) of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission (afesin #859) of sins.
53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh (sarkos #4561) of the Son of man, and drink his blood (aima #129), ye have no life (zoe #2222) in you.
54 Whoso eateth my flesh (sarkos #4561), and drinketh my blood (aima #129), hath eternal life (zoe #2222); and I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY.
55 For my flesh (sarkos #4165)is meat indeed, and my blood (aima #129) is drink indeed.
56 He that eateth my flesh (sarkos #4165), and drinketh my blood (aima #129), dwelleth in me, and I in him.
57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
When eating the Supper of the Lord we should remember that, "The soul of the flesh is in the blood" (Lev 17:11 and Lev 17:14). Jesus offered His blood on the Cross and His body of flesh to God as a sin-offering on our behalf. His blood was offered for the redemption/resurrection of our souls. His body of flesh was offered for the redemption/resurrection of our bodies.
10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul (psuche #5590) an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
11 He shall see of the travail of his soul (psuche #5590), and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul (psuche #5590)unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
The Son of God's blood/soul was offered for the redemption/resurrection of our souls. The Son of God's flesh/body was offered for the redemption/resurrection of our bodies. And the Son of God made intercession on our behalf with God, His Father, Who is now our Father.
"The soul of the flesh is in the blood." (Lev 17:11 and Lev 17:14).
Soul for soul, blood for blood, flesh for flesh, body for body
Sin-offering for sin
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