Nailing it to His Cross
Colossians 2:14 “blotting out the handwriting of Ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His Cross”
The “Ordinances” of which Paul speaks here concern the Law of Moses and all its wide concepts, whether ceremonial, civil, or moral.
The Law was against us and contrary to us in the sense that man, due to the Fall, simply was unable to keep its precepts. The Law could show a man what he was, i.e., incapable, but it gave him no power to change the situation. It was like looking into a mirror and seeing what you are, but understanding that the mirror cannot change your appearance.
When Jesus died on the Cross, He satisfied every demand of the broken law, of which every human being was guilty, with the Sacrifice of Himself paying the debt that man owed to God, which man could not pay.
The term, “nailing it to His Cross,” means that it was the Cross and what there transpired which settled the account. Everyone who believes Christ and what He did at the Cross is thereby redeemed from the curse of the Law and given Eternal Life (John 3:16).
Possessing the Double
There was an old Jewish custom called “possessing the double,” which Paul may have had in mind when he wrote Colossians 2:14. The custom pertained to an individual who had gone bankrupt. As such, the individual was required to take a dried animal skin and write on it every debt he owed and to whom it was owed. The skin was then nailed in a public place by the gate of the city, so it could be seen by all.
One can well imagine the humiliation of such proceedings.
Every once in a while, a wealthy benefactor, someone with a charitable heart, would observe these skins of animals nailed to the wall. For whatever reason, the wealthy man might take one down, fold it double, write his name on the back, and then nail it back to the wall. This meant that all the people to whom this particular individual owed money could come see the man whose name was on the doubled over animal skin. All the creditors would be paid in full. This was, as stated, referred to as “possessing the double.”
One can imagine the joy of a person who would be lifted out of bankruptcy by such an action.
Two thousand years ago, when Jesus Christ died on the Cross, He took all of our sins, our terrible indebtedness (and, to be sure, we were completely bankrupt), and doubled over the account so that it no longer could be seen (thus making unseen also the humiliation), and wrote His Name on it, the Lord Jesus Christ, meaning that the debt has now been paid. Then it was nailed to His Cross for all to see.
That’s why the Cross is so important! It was there that the debt was paid, paid by such a price that no one in eternity future will ever be able to say that the price was insufficient. Source: Expositors Word for Everyday November 8th 2021 with a little revision
I have known of a couple instances personally that possessing the double happened to. Two ministries about 25 years ago. Both were in over their heads to the tune of $100,000 or more. Sometimes God allows things to go wrong to even who we would call His best people. Just look at what HE allowed Job to go through.
They were both TRUE Preaches of the Gospel and were humiliated to the point of thinking of quitting the Ministry. But God... moved and someone Possessed the Double!
Maybe this will help if you are asking why bad stuff happens to God’s Children.
We, my wife Josie and I, are Spiritually Blessed, but are financially bankrupt! Perhaps you have read our story, or have come from our story page here.
When Josie was in the ICU for 35 days flat on her back, We saw no less than Three (3) But God moments! All of her doctors are, for a lack of a better word, Dumbfounded that she made it and is holding on doing as good as she is!
She should NOT have made it out of the hospital in the shape she was in! Satan had a plot, BUT GOD…, has a plan!
We are having our needs met at present, but we need 3 other But God Miracles that we have been praying for.
When it happens in anyone of them, there will be NO DOUBT that it was God who intervened Himself, or a person he has spoken to steps up and obeys what they were told to do!
If you go to the store to buy Meat, don't run to the Milk section or the Junk Food aisle looking for it!!
The Meat Section is the True Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Milk Section is likened to those who will not preach on sin and Hell, just a feel good message, the Social gospel.
The Junk Food Isle is the outright false doctrine AKA the prosperity gospel, name it and claim it, the Hebraic Roots movement and other false teachings!!
Feasting on just Milk and Junk will eventually cause you great harm, you can count on it!!
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