No Penal Substituion Book 3
If you have read the first two volumes of this series of books, you should by now possess a thorough understanding of what the judgment of our Creator is and what it is not. The “judgment” of Father is not retributive, vindictive, or punitive. Father the Father “made a decision, decree and declaration” concerning mankind, before time affected man. The eternal judgment of Father is, “Saith Father, become man as a representative figure in resemblance: have dominion over…. 27 So created Father, man as a representative figure in resemblance, Father created himself male and female to create Himself (Father) everlastingly.” (Genesis 1) RERichmond Tree of Life Bible
We now know the word “wrath,” and “indignation” was wrongly translated from the original Greek word “orge”. Orge means longing for and reaching out toward. It is the perfect description of the love of Father for all mankind. It is the original word from which the word “orgasm” is derived. What you have learned thus far by reading and studying these previous volumes and listening to the Voice of your Holy Breath (Spirit) should bring you to a consistent experience of your oneness with Father. The goal in all our teaching is to bring great peace in the lives of the listeners. Furthermore, we desire that you might rise higher and higher in Spiritual awareness so that you daily walk in the cool of the day1 with Father, which is 1 Gen 3:8 ruwach (roo’-akh) Holy Breatheliving and moving as the Breath of Father.
We do not live our life by fate. There is no place in the word of Father, where we find the word “coincidence.” We believe every situation in life can be maintained by our Holy Breath, which resides in our entire being. When we possess the proper knowledge and understanding of Father being Holy Breath (Spirit) and ourselves being Holy Breath, we will live out of our true Breath, and not out of our sensory perception and life.
There were times (Luke 5:20; 7:48 1 Jn 2:12) when Jesus healed people. He first let them know their failure (#266 sin) so that he could achieve the result that was intended. He let them know their failure was sent forth away from them (#863 forgive). Sin (mark-missing) is to stray from our original Cause and True Being. Why would Jesus tell them that? It is because there is a connection between being aware there is no condemnation and the flow of the health in one’s body. When we understand the eternal grace, love, and goodness of Father, as opposed to a restorative Gospel, it does something to our experience. It affects what we minister, and how we relate to people. Once we know that we know, it cannot help but influence our lives and those whom we minister or encounter. When we live, move, and have our being as Holy Breath, then people will naturally sense Life and Peace in us because we Breathe out Holy Breath, which is the Life, wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. We Breathe in for Divine Inspiration (neshamah).
In this chapter, we will address some things in Isaiah 54, and continue seeing where Israel believed in some mythological lies. The Prophet Isaiah was addressing these myths. We know Israel was surrounded by nations who worshipped mythological, paganist, and fabled beings whom they believed to be Fathers. Some of them were Baal, Thor, Zeus, Molech, and others. All this crept into Israel. We saw how Jeremiah wept because he saw how those lies influencedthe people of Israel.
Up until now, we have not realized how much of that crept into some of the belief systems of Israel and how it affected some of their writers of the Old Testament books. Once we recognize these truths, we do not throw our bibles away. We search out the Word of Father that is inspired and given by Father, and then we can discern that which is not true of our Loving Father. We also are aware that some of the Old Testament Scripture and even New Testament Scripture were written to them and for us. We can gain understanding by what was written to them.
Second Timothy 1:8 “Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partakers of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of Father; 9 Who hath rescued us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and Breath, which was revealed in us, as it was in Jesus before the world began, 10 But is now made manifest (revealed) by the appearing of Jesus living as Holy Breath, who hath abolished the cause of death (the law and a mistaken identity), and hath brought life and immortality to light (understanding) through the teaching and explanation of the Good news.” (paraphrased by me)
The purpose and the grace wherewith He called us was not contingent upon the fact that man failed to achieve their intended outcome in their lives. Father knew man would do that. Nor was it contingent upon their works, or the fact that they spent a life-time partaking of the teaching of the knowledge of the good and evil conveyed by the Mosaic law and the many other, “do to be laws,” concocted by religion.
Let us establish a fact concerning the resurrection of Jesus. When Father sent Peter to the household of Cornelius, he was teaching them the Gospel, and he said to them, “Him Father has raised up the third day, and shewed him openly.” (Acts 10:40) We do not believe this means Father showed him physically after his disappearing from the physical eye. Jesus’ thirty-three-and-a-half- year earth walk revealed he was very much Father and very much Man, just as all people are. Jesus showed us who we are and who the Father is. There was something openly revealed to the people at that time, at the resurrection of Jesus.
Luke wrote in, Acts 1:2 “Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he, through the Holy Breath, had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: 3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of Father:”
When they saw Jesus in his resurrection (the second of many comings), something began to be revealed to those people concerning the eternal love of the Father. He appeared to various people for forty days in the same body in which he lived before his ascension.
First Corinthians 15:3 “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Jesus entered (died) the societal judgment of the world, according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. 7 After that, he was seen of James, then of all the apostles. 8 And last of all he was seen of me (Paul) also, as of one born out of due time.”
What we must see in these verses is what Peter said, “Out of his resurrection, he was shown openly,” and that means much more than seeing Jesus in a physical body. Something began to be revealed to them, concerning something that was true of them (and true of all mankind) from before time began to affect man. The Apostle Paul wrote several times that Jesus was seen of many people and then of himself.
Again, he says in Second Timothy 1:10 “But is now made manifest (revealed) by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.”
What does it mean for something to be brought to light? It simply means something is currently revealed that always was. In the previous two volumes of this series, we wrote of how Paul the Apostle, when he referred to the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, was not writing concerning Jesus’ Holy birth. He was specifically writing about the resurrection of Jesus. Jesus’ resurrection revealed that he abolished death and brought our eternal life and immortality to light, by his resurrection, which is the true Good News. We now understand that the Good News is not the crucifixion, death, and burial of Jesus. The Good News is the quickened, raised, and seated side of it (a position of rest).
What Father did in Jesus and all mankind, was revealed at Jesus’ resurrection. So, the Apostle Paul is referring to an appearing that relates to one thing and one thing alone, and that is Jesus’ and mankind’s resurrection from the effects of “man whose breath is in his nostrils.” The spiritual understanding of the word “breath” is to draw knowledge and understanding into you so that you can breathe it out. We have far too long, brought in the wrong knowledge and understanding, and therefore breathed out the incorrect information.
The Vital Function of the Resurrection
Our intent in starting volume three of “No Penal Substitution,” with what we have written thus far, is to help us realize Paul is revealing a function of the resurrection. We need to get ahold of that, so we can see and fully understand. What we see will unveil some truth that will remove the confusion and help us see, even how some of the stories in the Old Testament have been misinterpreted as well as in the New Testament.
In the context of Paul’s writing of II Timothy chapter 1, we must see this vital function pertaining to the things Paul wants us to see concerning Jesus’ appearing the second time (resurrection). We know there were many provisions that have to do with the resurrection. But there is one thing that if we will see it, we will begin to unravel the stories of the Old Testament that have brought much confusion.
To understand what true resurrection is, we need to see the meaning of the words for resurrection. In John 11:25, Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life:” The Greek rendering of the word “resurrection” is anastasis (an-as’-tas-is), meaning “a standing up again.” Mr. Strong’s added to the meaning, resurrection from death. The resurrection also infers a moral recovery of spiritual truth. Another Greek word is #450 anistemi (an-is’-tay-me), again to stand up. Next, we find a root word to anistemi, #303 ana (an-ah’) meaning up distributivity, as in intense repetition. And next, #2476 histemi (his’-tay-mee), to stand.
We find in the book of Matthew, a story of many people coming out of their graves when Jesus cried out with a loud breath from the cross, and the veil of the temple was rent. The graves, which held their bodies were opened; and many bodies of those who had died in body were seen; scripture states, “they arose.”
Let us read these four verses: Matthew 27:50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. KJV
There is a natural story to this, but what we need to see is the spiritual implication of the story of the resurrection of Jesus, and of the resurrection of mankind. The Greek word for “slept” is to be put to sleep, to be dead, #2837 koimao (koy-mah’-0). Remember, spiritually speaking, to be dead is to have no intimacy with our Father – or living unaware. Also, after the word “slept,” was added, the word “saints” was added, which means those who were sacred, pure, and holy #40 hagios (hag’-ee-os).
What I find interesting in this section of scripture, is the word “resurrection,” which is the Greek #1454. It means a resurgence, from #1453, egeiro (eg-i’-ro) through idea of collecting one’s faculties, to waken, rouse from sleep, from disease, from death, from ruins, nonexistence and to stand upright again. What we are getting at, is trillions of people have died in body, and if the goal were for us to resurrect after we die, then many would have done that. However, there is much more understanding to be gleaned concerning the resurrection story.
In the traditional Christian Church and other religions, the Resurrection of Jesus was the historical death of Jesus on a cruel instrument of death, a wooden cross or a pole. In addition, for a long time, they have sought for the return of his body to planet earth. Because of the application of literalization only to this subject of resurrection, it has created a massive misunderstanding of this important and deeply spiritual event.
There is a more critical understanding of this physical picture of Jesus’ resurrection. It should be seen by us as the Resurrection of the indwelling Holy Breath of our Creator in all people. It is a spiritual process that occurs within every human, not just Jesus. The Resurrection is not only what happened to Jesus, but it is something that happens to the faith of all who will see truth when they seek spiritual understanding.
Many years ago, a man by the name of Liddon wrote about the subject of revelation. He said: “This resurrection is a right change; it is a spiritual movement. But observe that it is not merely a movement, a shifting of a spiritual position from a lower to a higher point in the same sphere. That would be an elevation. It would not be a resurrection. Resurrection is a transfer from a false state of being to one's real state of being. It is a passage from darkness (lack of understanding) to the sunshine (full awareness). It is an exchange of the coldness, stillness, corruption of death for the warmth, and movement, and undecayed energies of life. Resurrection is the work of the quickening of the Holy Breath of our Creator Father, in our entire being.”
We must not mistake the resurrection of Jesus. If you expect that He will come again in one single body, as He did when He came to enter the judgment of the world (the Jewish leaders and Rome), suffer and die, and thereby to answer the types of Moses’ law. If you look for Jesus under the notion of one single man in a body, to be a “coming savior again,” you shall never experience the eternal salvation that is yours now. Jesus appeared to reveal eternal life to all people, and he walked as the Light of the world that he was. He explained that we also are the Light of the world. Everyone has the light of the Father within themselves.
And this is what it means to be saved by Jesus. Jesus explained that the mighty Holy Breath of our Creator makes its habitation within your body, and your body is the body of your Father Creator, and Father’s Holy Breath is your Holy Breath, and you are One with Father as Father is One with you. Jesus came to save (rescue) all people from the Great Lie of separation. The following is living by confidence when your entire being is subject to your Holy Breath and the spirit of righteousness, as Jesus was in his earth-walk. And this is to believe in what Jesus came to do and teach when the actions and breathing of your soul are with the center of the same Breath (spirit) in which the man Jesus lived, acted, and breathed.
“In a word, to the Seeker of spiritual truth (mystic) then, Resurrection implies a raising up “from spiritual deadness.”
R. J. Campbell writes: The true resurrection, the resurrection to newness of life, is the rising of the Holy Breath in man, and man's society into higher, fuller, and richer modes of expression. The resurrection is continually going on, and its mutual relationship is the ascension of consciousness into perfect oneness with the all- embracing mind of our Father Creator, in the sacred fellowship of love.
Do not spend all your time longing for a physical resurrection. Invest yourself inward to where you contain the deep things of our Creator. Within you is all things and all knowledge that pertains to physical and spiritual life.
Let us again read verse 9 of Second Timothy 1 and examine some of the words so we can see the one function, which Paul the Apostle wanted us to understand to help us know what needed to be known.
First, Paul refers to the testimony of the Lord. So, what we read in these verses, has to do with the evidence of the Lord, not the testimony of man. It has nothing to do with man’s teachings or doctrines. Many people today are ministering words that have nothing to do with, nor are they in line with the testimony of the Lord. If we would stick with the evidence of the Lord, there is no way we could go wrong. The following is the testimony of the Lord: “God wholly preserved us whole, according to His purpose and grace, which was given to us, in a relation of rest, just as it was in Jesus, the Holy Breath of God, from before time began to affect man.” Second Timothy 1:9
We must remember God’s One-man plan. He created One man, Christ the head and body. All mankind is in the likeness of that One man and is the same as the one man. All creatures beget who they “be,” or in the same likeness. A Lion begets a Lion; a Bird begets a Bird and so forth. A man begets Mankind. Therefore, the first Man was the same as Jesus. We are the same as the first Man, just as Jesus was the same as the first Man before time began to affect and utterly replete humanity. Man is the one who tried to make man and Father into a different image, and they wrongly continue to do that even in this current age.
In Romans chapter 1, the Apostle Paul thoroughly explains what man did in the beginning: 20 “They could indeed gaze at Holy Breath (Father) and were capable of clearly discerning and experiencing Holy Breath (Father) in themselves. They had that ability from the foundation of the world, as did the entire world’s inhabitants. They observed the workmanship of His hands. They experienced Him in His full everlasting self, as One mind, one Spirit, one Body, and one Power. God fully revealed to them their character as Father Creator; they were without an excuse. 21 Therefore, when they absolutely knew Father, they did not esteem Him as the one and only Father. They did not ascertain (discover), seek and desire to know Him, neither did they express gratitude to Him; but they became foolish and worshiped false idols in their imaginations concerning themselves. They became blinded and lost their conscious understanding of the truth about their true nature. 22 Sharing their thoughts as though they were wise, they became insipid - dull, wishy-washy, characterless, and foolish. 23 And in their false perception, in their imagination, they made the goodness, nature, the character, and love of the eternal God different than it was. They made God like unto their image of what they believed themselves to be, a perishable hewn-down man (human), in the same category as birds, earthbound beasts, and reptiles. 24 Wherefore, they gave up the true reality of God their Father, through being mindful in their conscious awareness of being morally impure. Because of embracing this false misconception in their inner being, they willingly dishonored their bodies. 25 They willfully exchanged the truth of One Loving God into a falsehood. They ascertained, sought, and desired to know God’s creation instead of God, and rendered homage to that which God created, worshiping themselves and all things created, more than our Creator Father, who is to be spoken well of for eternity. So be it.” RERichmond Tree of Life Bible
So, the testimony of Jesus Christ is revealing to us when we obtained the purpose and grace of God. When did we receive Father’s purpose and Holy Breath? Was it when we chose it? Was it in Jesus’ resurrection? Was it when we obeyed a set of rules? No, it was from before time began to affect man, from before the foundation.
Jesus brought the eternal purpose and grace of God to light by his resurrection. Therefore, what Jesus revealed is what we must listen to, not man’s teaching that comes from his understanding originating from the sense realm. We must not listen to carnal reasoning, mythology, or writers who give all power and glory to the universe, or any of that. We must listen to and be keenly aware of the testimony of Jesus. The proof of Jesus is, “He HATH called us, and rescued us from the Great Lie, with his holy calling from before time began to affect man. But NOW, Paul wrote, it is being revealed to a people. We do not need to “get saved” or “get made whole.” We need to see what is true of us, and that which was always true of us.
The resurrection is the testimony of the Lord. It testifies to his unchangeable purpose and grace and it remains steadfast. Therefore, the testimony reveals that God the Father was unchanged by man’s mistaken identity; by man’s feeding from the teaching of the knowledge of good and evil; by man’s side-slips or anything else. Nothing can separate us from our estate, our right standing, and our status in which we were created. We need to listen to our Father and do not let anything make us give up our reputation and status. We must quit arguing with what Father hath said and believe the decision, decree, and declaration, which He made from the foundation of the world. Just say, “Be it unto me.”
There is nothing you can do that would change Father’s view of you. The Apostle Paul was fully aware of that fact when he wrote in Romans 8 concerning our eternal oneness with Father. We need to agree with what Jesus revealed and what Paul wrote regarding this great truth: Romans 8:38 “I agree with the truth that Jesus revealed. Nothing has the ability to divide us from Him. Living as dead or having no awareness of our oneness with our Father does not divide us. Neither does living as alive, having awareness of our oneness with our Father. Teachers of the knowledge of good and evil, religious systems, or earthly rulers cannot divide us. Nothing we know now or shall know in the future can separate us. No carnal power can separate us from Him. 39 No supposed higher knowledge apart from God, no carnal mystery, nor any other man-made ordinance, decree or declaration shall be able to place any division between us and God. None of these things can separate us from the eternal love of God, and from our eternal union with our Father, which Jesus revealed in the entirety of His incarnational event. You can live your life based on these facts!” RERichmond Tree of Life Bible
The first thing the Resurrection of Jesus is, is the testimony of the Lord, and it is the testimony of Father’s unchangeable purpose and love for all. Whereas, the testimony (evidence) of man’s performance-based religion teaches and gives validity to the mistaken identity in Adam. After a person feeds on the teaching of the knowledge of good or evil, they identified with what the teachers taught; the result is their self-condemnation, which produces a false identity. This is the teaching of the Great Lie, which continues to this day. The Great Lie makes a claim that the so-called “fall of man” altered Father’s purpose and Holy Breath in man to a degree where Father required a sacrifice for sin so that His Holy Breath (Spirit) and purpose could be restored to mankind. Most religions, prior to the cross of Jesus’ Passion, teach each person needed their own sacrifice, and after the resurrection, they each need their own time of asking for forgiveness and “getting saved.” Furthermore, they teach the need for forgiveness is a lifetime need that never ends. As these truths are unveiled, we clearly see Father never needed a sin sacrifice, nor did he need to forgive anyone. He never needed or required the dead animals as a sin sacrifice, nor did He need blood. Man is the one who needed and required all of that to help him “feel” saved.
The resurrection and the appearing of the Lord revealed Father has eternal purpose for man, and it was not to live a short time and die. It was revealed to us in Man (Christ) from before time began to impinge on man. Father’s purpose never subsided, never diminished, never lessened, or decreased one iota. 2 Timothy 1:9 states, “Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to one’s own purpose and grace, which was revealed to by Jesus’ before the world began.” (Paraphrased) In this verse, the word “purpose” is prothesis in the Greek #4286 (proth’-es’-is), meaning s setting forth proposal, as in an intention; specifically, the show-bread, as exposed by Father. The nugget I want you to see is from the root word protithemai (prot-ith’- em-ahee) #4388, which means, to place before, to determine and to exhibit oneself. A further Greek word study will reveal other root words, denoting, an upright and active position, to stand, and abide, which are all humanity's right position – we were graced before time with the Holy Breath of our Creator Father, and never lost it.
The Apostle Paul prayed three times for help to no longer depend on his religious upbringing. He was highly educated in the Jewish religion and the Mosaic Law, and he could have used that to exalt himself in man’s eyes. Father replied to him and said, “My grace is sufficient for you…”2 No matter what temptations come in life, the only thing we need to be aware of is we have the same Mind as Jesus lived out of, which is the Mind of our Father Creator, and we have an eternal purpose. Father is always in our life, and if we reach within, there is nothing that can hinder or hold us back from our intended purpose as Son of Father. Notice it is “Son”, singular, because we are One man, yet many members.
Father did not give Holy Breath (Spirit) to the Apostle Paul at that moment when he prayed that prayer, nor did Father give a new purpose to him when he was apprehended by Jesus. Father only revealed to him what he already possessed. In all our teaching and books, Dr. Kay Fairchild and I are doing the same; we are playing our part in revealing who all people eternally are; there is nothing we can do, to become who we already are. Likewise, Father’s love, grace, and “for-giveness” was not accomplished or given at the resurrection. The fact that it had always existed was revealed at the resurrection. It had never changed since the beginning, from before the foundation.
This makes people shutter and even causes people to gnash their teeth because these truths do a number on religious beliefs. Everything concerning the resurrection was to bring a great revelation of truth to man. What we need to understand, is that nothing more needs to be accomplished in any man. We only need an understanding of the truth of the Word that makes us free to realize the truth, experience the truth and then live, filled with abundant Life.
We used to teach that everything we needed to make us whole was accomplished by the resurrection, and we needed to obtain life, holiness, salvation, grace, and mercy by following and obeying certain rules and creeds. We thought our salvation was volatile and depended on our perfect behavior, and our ability to obey the rules, so we were constantly asking for forgiveness for daily sideslips. If you attempt to quit something you see as a hindrance to you, and fail at it, you will then judge yourself and will have created a sin for yourself [missing of the mark]. You do that as if there were some particular sin that needs to be removed. The need is to stay in constant communion and conversation with our I AM, with our I Exist, with our I Exist within, listening for the constant leading of our Holy Breath (Spirit).
We read in Second Timothy 1:10, “But is now made manifest (revealed or brought to light), BY the appearing of our Savior Jesus the Christ…”
Paul was writing to Timothy about something that was always true, but mankind lost the awareness of the truth; they forgot. Therefore, what man lost in his awareness, was revealed, or brought to light. If something is hidden, you need light to find it, which would again reveal it to you. What needed revealing, was not hidden by Father, nor did Father have a certain time to reveal more and more truth to man; that would be dispensationalism. All that needed to be revealed was revealed in the resurrection; It was always there for man to apprehended. Father has equipped and continues to
equip, Comforter-teachers and explainers, just like Jesus, with that which the resurrection revealed, with the truth which was and is eternal, having no beginning or end. These Comforter-teachers and explainers are awakenings, around the planet.
Many people were taught there were various dispensations where Father revealed the truth in varying levels of understanding and each dispensation would reveal greater light. No, Father does not work in dispensational timeframes. For example, we know Enoch and Elijah knew these things way back in their age. What was decreed and declared is not bound by time limits or time appointments; it is eternal. The word ‘dispensation’ is like a Catsup bottle; it is a dispenser. The word ‘dispense’ is much better. What has gone on throughout time, is a dispensing of the Gospel and the true Gospel is what was revealed in the resurrection. The Gospel is dispensed through a people who have awakened to the understanding that Father never changed. Father always is the same. There was never a need for Jesus to die on a cross, or for Jesus’ death or Jesus’ blood to be shed so he could give grace to mankind. Father was always unwavering about His purpose, His plan, and His grace from before the foundation. It was man who was dense in understanding and tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine.
Father’s eternal sameness, which is His actions, attitude, and activity toward man, never changed. Therefore, in the resurrection, the testimony of the Lord exposed that man was always wrong about Father. The testimony of the Lord was that Father never deviated one iota from His goodness throughout all the history of mankind. Anything contrary to that is simply a false concept and a false idol about our Father. Any offering or sacrifice made by man to appease Father, was and is offered to a false idol or false perception.
We know Isaiah 53, talks about the fact that Jesus went to the cross. Often in our teachings, we use verse 4, “Surely, he hath borne
our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of Father, and afflicted.” The way verse 4 is written, it is clear the writer believed in Penal Substitution. Isaiah thought Father was angry with mankind and His attituded and mood was altered, concerning mankind. So, the decision was made to kill His Son Jesus, so Father could get some blood and be appeased concerning humanity and change His mood.
Jesus was not stricken and smitten by an angry Father. We know the Jews had a law, and their law was a retributive judgment. Their law was, “Jesus declared himself to be Son of Father, so he must die.” In John 12:32, we read, “Now the judgement of this world has come…” Jesus was talking about the world’s judgment, not Father’s judgment. The world put judgment on Jesus, and it is the religious world that keeps putting ill judgment on you; do not receive it, just let it pass by.
As we progress into a greater understanding and possess the light of the resurrection, which is Jesus’ appearing, we will see that it revealed something that was always true of our unchanging Father. We can then understand the truth of Isaiah chapter 54.
What we have in Isaiah 54, is a prophetic expression of resurrection life and of the Eternal Covenant. What does the often-used phrase, New Covenant, really mean? It was nothing new from where Father is concerned. Father does not live, nor is confined in the realm of awareness of time, so there is no new or old with Father. More than a New Covenant, man now has a new expectation because we have a fresh understanding concerning the fact that our Father always was life and love and always had a plan and purpose from before the foundation of the world. He protected us, created us whole, created us pure, created us Holy and spotless from before time.
We can stop using the divide of Old and New Covenant. We thought Father became different in the New Covenant from what He was in the Old Covenant, as in the way He dealt with man. Father did not change. Man’s awareness of Father’s love changed. It is more of a new expectation and man’s expectation that changed, not Father.
In Isaiah, the Bible reveals the controversy man had with Father, not Father with man. We thought we were separate from Father and thought we were a sinner. We thought Father had to turn His face from us and that Jesus had to die for us. As we read from Isaiah chapter 54, we will find ourselves repentant; meaning we will question our theology, change our mind, and move our awareness to our Spirit mind, rather than our conscious awareness that might be filled with carnal beliefs. We must embrace the testimony of the Lord, rather than the testimony of “man whose breath is in their nostrils.”
Keep in mind that the resurrection revealed the eternal sameness of Father. Therefore, when we read Isaiah 54:7-10, we cannot view Father as one way for one moment, and then later think Father changes. He does not change.
Isaiah 54:7 “For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.” KJV
It is important to see who is speaking here. The horrible interpretation of Verse 7 is that the Father was speaking to the Son, as he was on the cross. We know when Jesus was on the cross, he said, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me.” We know Jesus was identifying with man’s sense of separation, man’s lack of understanding and confusion. So, people teach this like it is the Father speaking to the Son while he was on the cross, saying because you have become sin, I must forsake you for a little while. Isaiah 54:7 is not talking about that.
Isaiah 54:8 “In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer.”
Again, it looks like Father is talking to Jesus on the cross, but it is not Father speaking to Jesus. If that were true, that Father hid His face from Jesus because he became sin, that would be Penal Substitutionary Atonement. We thought the Father had to forsake the Son, so He killed Jesus because of his anger and wrath. We thought Father needed his blood to be appeased. No, that is false. We know it was the religious people who required the blood and appeasement, so they hung Jesus on a cross. It was their Law.
If it is not Father speaking to Jesus on the cross in these verses, then who is the one speaking? It is the Lord your redeemer; the one who was hanging on the cross. See the end of verse 8, “…saith the Lord thy Redeemer.” Father was in Jesus, reconciling the world. So, this is Father and Jesus Christ, in Oneness, speaking. What we are reading is not a word “To” the Lord your redeemer; it is a word “From” the Lord your redeemer. How do we know this? Verse six ends with, “…saith thy God.” The word “God” in this verse is OT:430 'elohiym (el-o-heem'); plural of OT:433, which is our Creator Father. ‘Elohiym is gods in the normal sense; but specifically used (in the plural of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates, judges and messengers (angel – Anglos, hence Messenger.
Therefore, we can read verse 7 like this: “You believed for a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will I gather thee.” In Hebrew, verse 7 is, “For a wink, less than a second, I permit you to be handed over, but with compassion and love, I will greatly gather you.” RERichmond Tree of Life Bible
Read the remainder of this chapter, in the book.